Thursday, June 25, 2009
Vol. 87 No. 24
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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.
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By Patty Brant
Beginning with those born in the year 2000, chil-
dren will have a lower life expectancy than their
Let me repeat that. Beginning with those about
nine years old right now, children can expect to die
before they reach the age at which their parents
probably will. That's a very scary statistic, and much
of that concern is caused by the increase in child-
Nationally, the percentage of young people who
are obese approximately tripled since 1980. In the
1970s some 6 percent of American youth were
considered overweight; now that figure is at 19 per-
Of children born in the year 2000, one in three
will develop Type 1I diabetes early. This used to be
known as adult onset diabetes. Caloosa Belle/Dale S. Conyers
Exercise such as playing on a playground like Scotty and KatieLynn Conyers
See Obesity Page 5 are doing is important for a child's health.
Hendry County Schools earn a "C" grade
Data shows some
local schools drop
one full letter grade
By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
HENDRY COUNTY -- The Flor-
ida Department of Education has
released its latest round of school
grades, which sees the Hendry
County School District dropping
one full letter grade from its previ-
The data shows that the gains
that had characterized the dis-
trict last year, when the county's
schools improved from a "C" to a
"B," reversed themselves this year
at some area schools.
The county as a whole has
received a "C" grade for its 10
schools, with four of these scoring
an "A" this year, and one an "F."
According to the department of
education, the 2008-2009 school
year seemed to be the most suc-
cessful yet statewide. Figures
showed that there were fewer "F"
schools throughout Florida.
Only 44 out of 2,954 schools
in Florida received an "F" with
the more encouraging fact show-
ing that well over 75 percent of
schools are considered "high-per-
forming" this year -- schools con-
sidered high-performing include
any that have earned either an "A"
or a "B."
Locally, that information
seemed to mirror the statewide
data, except in the case of a few
schools that posted lower grades
this year, which brought the coun-
ty's overall grade down.
The sharpest drop for any
school in the area was Clewiston
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county. The school had improved
last year from a "D" to a "C," but
fell drastically this year, not able to
show sufficient improvement in its
adequate yearly progress (AYP).
Other schools that fell in letter
grade include LaBelle High School
(from a "C" to a "D") and West-
side Elementary (from a "B" to a
Even considering cutbacks
made last year by the school board
in the wake of a shrinking budget,
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Pleasure boat silently cruises Okeechobee Waterway
By Nena Bolan
Glades County Democrat
GLADES/HENDRY -Green technology
has become an important issue on a world
-wide level, and locally it has affected people
in Glades and Hendry Counties. Residents
and businesses have seen the seasonal price
of gasoline increase every day for more than
a month. Fuel prices and the sluggish econ-
omy cause people to travel less; and electric
and hybrid vehicles have sparked public in
On June 21, an electric hybrid yacht
carried its designers, Nancy Frainetti and
Jeff Stringfield, along the Caloosahatchee
River, which is the western section of the
Okeechobee Waterway. The 24-foot family
pleasure boat, Endeavor Green, left home
port in Tampa Bay several days earlier, and
stopped at Rivers Edge Motel in LaBelle, and
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most schools stayed at about the same lev
el as last year, or made improvements this
Central Elementary and Clewiston Mid-
dle School both earned "C" grades this year,
having done so for the last three academic
LaBelle Middle School maintained its "B"
grade, and Country Oaks Elementary its "A"
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River Forest Yachting Center in Ortona.
Mr. Stringfield and Ms. Frainetti took in
the scenic river view of Moore Haven's his
toric section before entering Lake Okeecho-
bee. They cruised under the landmark
bridge that spans the Caloosahatchee, and
observed the future site of the Marina Proj-
ect near First Street. Their green boat trip will
end at Stuart, on the Atlantic coast.
The hybrid is an alternative to loud noise,
exhaust fumes and continuous boat engine
repair. It provides a quiet ride similar to sail
ing, but without the sails. The average speed
of 5 m.p.h. is a comfortable ride for all ages.
The boat's builders kept the environment
in mind when they designed the Endeavor
Green plans at home on their kitchen tables.
The propeller is manatee-friendly, the quiet
motor does not scare away wildlife, and the
nearly wake-free progress will not disturb
grade, while Eastside Elementary improved
from a "B" school to an "A" school.
Two of the highest-performing schools
in 2008-2009 were LaBelle Elementary and
Edward A. Upthegrove Elementary -- both of
which have been rated as "A" schools for the
past three school years.
LaBelle Elementary especially had one of
its best years, with 84, 85 and 87 percent of
its students meeting high standards in read-
ing, math and writing, respectively.
News Editor Jose Zaragoza can be reached at
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bank fishermen. The cost of electricity is
about $1.50 a day, according to Nancy Frai-
The designers planned for the electric hy
brid to cater to people who love recreation
and travel. They have traveled about 8-10
hours a day and have not worried about run-
ning out of energy.
"You will poop out before the boat does,"
said Nancy Frainetti.
The electric hybrid features a 48 volt/13
horsepower propulsion motor with a solar
or diesel hybrid option, automatic battery
charger and 8 propulsion batteries. It has a
recessed swim ladder, and an optional pri-
vate head, or toilet, that pops up and looks
like a closet.
The Gulf coast to Atlantic coast boat trip
has been eagerly monitored by conservation
and environment groups. While in Moore
Haven, a submerged manatee rose to the
surface and churned the water with its flip-
pers, as Ms. Frainetti was explaining the
Their electric journey will benefit What
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Southern Gardens Citrus plants
first commercial field trials
CLEWISTON-Southern Gardens Citrus
has planted the first research field trials
of potential canker and greening disease-
resistant citrus trees in its Hendry County
citrus groves. The trees, noted to be re-
sistant to canker and greening in the lab,
were planted in small plots to determine if
the trees are disease resistant under com-
mercial grove conditions.
"These field trials are an important mile-
stone both in our own proactive program
dealing with disease and in the industry
wide efforts to save Florida citrus," said
Rick Kress, president, Southern Gardens
Kress said the citrus trees produced
using biotechnology are the result of re-
search initiated in early 2007 with Texas
A&M AgriLife Research. After the plants
showed promising results in the labora
tory, Southern Gardens secured a field trial
permit from the United States Department
of Agriculture Biotechnology Bioregulatory
As required by the issued field trial per
mit, "There are federal regulations and very
stringent protocols that we must follow to
ensure the safety and integrity of these field
trials, including strict access control," Kress
Citrus greening disease or Huanglong-
bing (HLB) is considered to be the most
serious disease of citrus trees in the world.
HLB was first identified and confirmed in
Florida in September 2005. Today, HLB has
spread to all Florida counties with com-
mercial citrus groves.
Southern Gardens Citrus, one of the
largest citrus producers in the state, has
three groves in southwest Florida, all of
which are infected to some extent with
HLB. Southern Gardens is currently work
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FDACS, and other universities and indepen-
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proven methods to manage and control
"Southern Gardens' research field trials
represent a major step forward in deter-
mining a final solution for eliminating this
disease," Kress said.
During its 2009 wrap-up meeting the
LaBelle Swamp Cabbage Festival Commit-
tee decided on the following donations to
be made to support some of our local pro-
grams: City of LaBelle for Mayor's Prayer
Luncheon, HC Sheriffs Explorers, Hendry-
LaBelle Recreation Board Summer Camp,
Summer Film Festival, Project Graduation,
LaBelle High School Basketball Camp, Bar-
ron Library Summer Reading Program,
Firehouse Cultural Center, and the LaBelle
Chamber of Commerce Christmas in the
Park. The committee would like to thank ev-
eryone for their continued support in mak-
ing the festival such a success each year so it
can continue giving back to the community.
The next meeting of the 2010 SCFC will
be held on July 6, at the LaBelle City Hall
Commission Room, starting at 6:30 p.m. En-
tires for the 2010 theme will be accepted. If
you choose to submit a theme and a poster,
please be aware that the poster must meet
the following specifications:
1. Must be submitted on a 16" x 20"
poster board. 2. If you choose to use digital
artwork a copy of the file used must be sub-
mitted as well in case alterations need to be
made. Please be aware if either your theme
or artwork is chosen by the Swamp Cabbage
Committee it then becomes its property.
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ics. What follows is a sampling of some of the discussions currently taking place. Thanks
Hope Hospice and medical,
economic and ethical issues
Samira K. Beckwith,
President and CEO
Hope Hospice and Community Services
The ongoing national conversation
about the future of health care has includ
ed thoughtful questions about quality at
the end of life. Is aggressive medical care
for someone at the end of life really in the
best interest of the patient? Should society
be obligated to pay for treatments that ul
timately are of no real benefit to a person
who is dying? Ethical issues such as these
must first be addressed on a personal, indi-
vidual level and then be considered as part
of the national need to provide and sustain
improved, affordable health care for all
Hospice caring for people in life's final
chapter when there is no cure -offers use
ful insight and practical answers.
A recent study at Dartmouth University
found that, "The end of life is one place
where ethics and economics can still be
braided into a single strand of humanity."
The study found that hospital patients with
serious conditions who were treated very
aggressively more tests, procedures, spe-
cialists and more days in the hospital -do
not live any longer or experience a higher
quality of life than patients who are not
treated as aggressively. In fact, the research
indicates that patients who are treated
more aggressively are at greater risk of in
fections and medical errors.
In another study, researchers found that
patients who chose hospice care lived an
average of one month longer than similar
patients who did not choose hospice care.
They cited several factors that may con-
tribute to longer life among patients who
choose hospice. One consideration is that
patients who are already in a weakened
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On behalf of the entire church family at Healing Waters, we want to thank Community
Christian School for all the grace they offered us during the last two and one-half years we
partnered with them in ministry. When Healing Waters was first formed in 2007, we had
no place to worship of our own. The leadership of Community Christian School was quick
to offer us just such a place. Our partnership has been one of "grace upon grace," in that
both the school and the church enabled each other to carry on vital ministry to the families
Even though Healing Waters is moving on to our own place of worship and ministry, we
will never forget the grace afforded us at Community Christian School. LaBelle has a need
for a Christian School, and we believe the churches of our community will support our
Christian School, now and in the future.
Thank you, Community Christian School, for fulfilling a ministry to children that brings
them closer to God through Jesus Christ! May your obedience to God's will, bring you bless-
ings and prosperity.
In Christ's love,
Jay Goforth, Pastor
Letters to the Editor
condition avoid the risks of aggressive
over-treatment when they make the deci-
sion to receive hospice care. Another fac-
tor to consider: Hospice provides in-home
care from an interdisciplinary team that
addresses emotional needs, spiritual well-
being and physical health -- focusing on
the person rather that the disease -- helping
to tie together the important components
that contribute to quality of life.
Yet another study, this one from Duke
University, tells us that hospice services ac-
tually save Medicare dollars while delivering
quality care to patients with life-limiting ill-
nesses. In fact, the Duke researchers found
that hospice reduced Medicare costs by an
average of $2,309 per hospice patient; ad-
ditionally, for 70 percent of those patients,
Medicare costs are reduced even further
when hospice is used for a longer period of
time. According to the researchers, "Given
that hospice has been widely demonstrat-
ed to improve quality of life of patients and
families...the (hospice) Medicare program
appears to have a rare situation whereby
something that improves quality of life also
appears to reduce costs."
Even more important to me than aca-
demic research are the lengthy conversa-
tions I have had with the family members
of hundreds of people in hospice care over
the years. They all wish that their loved
ones had been in hospice care much earlier
rather than later. Regardless of their medi-
cal coverage or other circumstances, Hope
gave the families and their loved ones the
same loving care that everyone receives at
Hope. With an issue as important as end-
of-life care, economics must never be an
obstacle. In our case, compassion and eth-
ics always come first; morally, it is the right
thing to do.
little ACORNS, mighty
T. W. Bill Neville
Social Democracy? That's the politically
correct designation for the Obamanation
that, take it or leave it, is what all the "hope
and change" evolutionary hypergentics have
enabled for today, and countless generations
With the White House in complete control
of the media, they continue to try and inter-
ject a "sense" of "hope and change" for the
better into every proposed and implemented
change. I don't know about you, but the only
"sense" they've aroused in me is my olfactory
"sense", and I think IT stinks.
After 80 years of witnessing the progress
of the U.S. to world class status, I now feel
like an illegitimate stepson witnessing the last
will and testament of my birth nation.
Abysmal is as abysmal does, and without
some semblance of common sense and a
true sense of empathy and taking responsibil-
ity for the, to date, grievous bills and actions, I
truly believe we will be a third country nation
in the very near future.
As my Dad used to say, "Don't let the
bastards grind you down. Read between
the lines and reduce every situation down
to the ridiculous." So, as so often is the case,
I just heard that "all politicians, upon being
elected, should be required to wear suits that
look like NASCAR uniforms. Complete with
patches that name all of their sponsors and
special interest groups."
Obama's apprenticeship experiences as
a neighborhood organizer, working with the
ACORN group, in Chicago, have more than
likely influenced his philosophy that "From
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money at each and every problem as Obama
and his pundits do daily. Here's a good exam-
ple. Monday 6-22-2009 Homeland Security
Chief, Janet Napolitano fly's down to Orlan
do, FL (waste of thousands of $$$) she an-
nounces that her office (Homeland Security)
is giving Orlando International Airport $15 M,
that's right 15 million dollars so they can add
2 new inline baggage handling systems!
I googled "Security" online, and as I
thought (inline baggage handling systems),
have absolutely nothing to do with security.
However it will garnish votes in the future
for up coming Senate races, and God Forbid
a second term for B.H.O. Apparently Janet's
administration has too much money in her
budget, since she gives away millions on Non-
Security projects. How about sending a few
million back to our area, for Teachers, Law
Enforcement, E.M.S., Firefighters? The way
Obama, et al are going, when the need arises
we might not have anyone to send to handle
the security issues. Oh! I guess Obama, can
send all the Chrysler, Fiat, G.M. workers down
to help, they're already on the payroll.
Prime example of Ignorant Officials, "Ig
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these misguided people are.
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In Florida 12.2 percent of children are
either considered obese or at risk with a
body mass index (a statistical measurement
which compares a person's weight and
height) at the 95th percentile or above).
Even closer to home, Hendry County is
ranked sixth in the state in the number of
obese children. Glades County is #4.
In Hendry County, 12.7 percent of middle
schoolers are considered obese or at risk
of obesity. For Glades County that figure is
19.6 percent. Among high schoolers, 17.8
percent in Hendry and 19.1 in Glades are
classified as obese or at risk of obesity. For
the state, those figures are at 11.3 percent of
middle schoolers and 11.2 percent of high
Considering that being overweight is a
very good indicator of serious problems to
come, it's clear that young people in Hendry
and Glades are in big health trouble.
Sixty percent of overweight kids have
at least one risk factor for cardiovascular
disease; 25 percent have two risk factors
(including high blood pressure, high cho-
lesterol, breathing problems, back, hip and
knee problems, even depression and low
Of children born in the year 2000, one in
three will develop Type II diabetes early. This
used to be known as adult onset diabetes.
Hendry Regional Convenient Care Cen-
ter's Suzanne Bengston, a Nurse Practitio-
ner for 12 years and nurse since 1990, is
very concerned about these trends. She sees
Hendry County as a microcosm of youth
health problems. She feels that, being a
small county limits the resources and fund-
ing available and makes it even more impor
tant that we use the county's strong points to
our advantage. She feels the small, cohesive
community and intimate school system are
bonuses. Parents are key in helping children
develop good eating and living habits, she
said, it is up to parents to teach a physical
education "program" at home, focusing on
Poor eating habits and lack of exercise
are the main causes of obesity not genet-
ics. People just don't eat properly any more.
In the 1980s, 80 percent of high school kids
ate green veggies daily; now that figure has
dropped to 30 percent. Kids also drink less
milk, but more juice, soda and other "sugar
water" beverages. They eat more fast food.
One comparison shows fast food to have
770 calories per meal as opposed to 420
calories for the average meal at home.
A sedentary lifestyle keeps people from
burning up all those calories. For instance,
kids spend some 44.5 hours per week out-
side of school watching TV, using the com
puter, etc., instead of engaging in calorie
burning exercise. One in four students gets
no physical activity.
Schools are working on ways to deal with
this weight crisis. From K-3 there has been a
dramatic increase in weight at West Glades
School, similar to other schools. A parent fo-
cus group there tracked excuses for children
who were not getting enough exercise and
not eating well. They boil down to: no time
and cost. The group worked on implement-
ing ideas to help parents lower food expens
es and add more physical activities. One
idea is to focus on what kids drink in order
to lower calorie intake from sugar water.
Area elementaries partner with the health
department in the Fresh2U program, which
focuses on getting youngsters to try new
fruits and vegetables. Finding out that unfa-
miliar foods can actually taste good as well
as be good for you can help lead to a lifetime
of better eating habits.
Food Service Director James Sealey said
schools share the responsibility of making
sure kids build good eating habits with par
ents and guardians.
"We do our very best," he said, to ensure
that students get healthy meals at school.
Schools are required to meet National
School Lunch Program guidelines which
have, in recent years, become even more
health conscious. Schools no longer fry
anything -oven baking is the standard -and
also use more whole grains, fresh fruit and
healthy alternatives. Students are also pro-
vided with more choices in the lunch line,
especially at the high school level where kids
will often go without eating rather than eat
something they don't like.
Schools only serve one percent milk and
make sure a healthy breakfast is available
for all students on campus before school
begins. Vending machines are loaded only
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Francis Parker Oswald, 58
LABELLE Francis Parker Oswald, of La-
Belle, passed away June 20, 2009, in LaBelle. He
He was born Nov. 22, 1950, in Waco, Texas,
the son of the late Francis Clay and Betty Jane
(Shafer) Oswald. Mr. Oswald married Linda Sue
Burnett. Mrs. Oswald graduated from Texas
A&M University with a degree in Agriculture
Economics in 1973. He was a Chemical Sales-
man employed by Gowan Com., Yuma, Ariz.
He is survived by his wife, Linda Sue (Burnett)
Oswald; two daughters, Melissa Howell (Brett)
of Naples, and Jennifer Oswald of LaBelle;
granddaughter, Ryleigh Howell of Naples; and
grandson, Gaige Howell of Naples.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday, June
26, in Carlson Memorial United Methodist
Church, LaBelle, with Rev. Peggy Benson offi-
ciating. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today
in Akin-Davis Funeral Home.
Cremation arrangements by Akin-Davis Funer-
al Home, LaBelle.
O'Neal Palmer, 68
SEBRING -O'Neal Palmer, passed away Fri-
day, June 19, 2009. He was 68.
He was born Jan. 16, 1941 to Carl and Marga-
ret (Fowler) Palmer in Columbus, Ind. He had
been a resident of Sebring since 2005, coming
from Columbus, Ind. He was the owner/opera
tor of a trucking company and was a member
of Whispering Pines Baptist Church. He also
served as a veteran in the U.S. Air Force during
He is survived by his wife, Patricia Palmer of
Sebring; daughters, Peggy May Hull (Travis) of
LaBelle, Dawn McCormick (Gary) of LaBelle,
and Susan McNeil of Bethany, Okla.; son, Gary
McNeil of Ardmore, Okla.; sister, Caroline Mace
of Columbus, Ind.; brother, Carlos Palmer of
Columbus, Ind.; six grandchildren; and numer-
ous nieces and nephews.
Funeral service were 11 a.m. Tuesday, June
23, 2009 at Whispering Pines Baptist Church in
Sebring, with Rev. Steve Trinkle officiating.
Memorial contributions can be made in his
name to Good Shepherd Hospice of Highlands
County or the American Cancer Society.
Cremation arrangements entrusted to Ste-
phenson-Nelson Funeral Home, Sebring.
Robert Dillon Riddell, 56
LABELLE Robert Dillon Riddell, of LaBelle,
passed away June 22, 2009, in Cape Coral. He
He was born Jan. 18, 1953, in Homestead, the
son of James Tennant and the late Emma Re-
becca (Townsend) Riddell Jr. He served in the
Coast Guard. He was a Paint & Body Repair
He is survived by his wife, Julia Darlene
(Keen) Riddell; sons, Robert Dillon Riddell Jr.,
and James Tennant Riddell III; daughters,
Catherine Elizabeth Drabant (Michael) and Va-
nessa Ann Searcy; father, James Tennant Riddell
Jr.; brother, James Rayford Riddell; sister, Shir-
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Emma Townsend Riddell; and son, Travis
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, June
27, at Mount Zion Primitive Baptist Church,
Church Road, Felda, with Elder Marvin Wingate
officiating. Interment and Military Honors will
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Cardinals... Flashes of Red
By Barbara Oehlbeck
They've been called the epitome of cheer
and who can disagree.
The Cardinals (Cardinalis cardinalis -
commonly listed as Northern Cardinals) are
year-round residents in this chosen part of
In many bird books they're called back-
yard birds and that they are.
However in areas sparsely settled, these
bright red birds are inhabitants of ham-
mocks, pastures, and woodlands as well
as hedge rows along country roads where
there's an abundance of building materials
for their nests that's easily found.
Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings took a great
liking to the Cardinals at Cross Creek call-
ing them simply Redbirds. She particularly
noticed when they flocked to the magnolias
trees close to her house, how they would flit
from bloom to bloom, amongst the mag-
nolia's wax-like leaves. And then the songs
would pour forth!
Since Cardinals are non-migrators, they
are a joy the year-round, not only the sight
of them but also the sound, especially when
Mr. and Mrs. Cardinal are looking for a home
site or actually are in the process of building
a home nest. Early this summer I kept seeing
the two of them at the edge of our big ham-
mock where there are Sabal palms of all
sizes. They must have inspected every frond
on dozens of those palms! The day wore on
and night was moving in rapidly. Since it was
too dark to really see them, I turned from the
window and started cooking supper.
The next morning they were busy look-
ing even before the sun streaked over the
cypress. Much as I wanted to watch them
all day long, there was no way to get the
day's work done and watch them at the
same time. However, late in the afternoon,
I went looking for them. On the east side of
the hammock, near the pasture fence be-
tween the big swamp and the hammock, I
saw flashes of red fluttering from one frond
to another, and then all of a sudden Mrs. Car
dinal drops to the ground, picks up a small
bunch of dead grass and quickly goes back
to the frond where I first saw them. She's
the one that builds the nest, yet I saw both
of them gathering materials... dead leaves,
weed stems and twigs. And then I noticed
there was another frond not more'n a foot
above the one where she had deposited the
first building materials for their nest. It didn't
take much figuring to see why they chose
that sight. It was highly protected on all four
sides by vines and thickets and brambles
and was in a perfect position to divert and
shed rain so the nest would not get wet.
After seeing this much of their activity, I
backed off quietly so as not to disturb them.
After sufficient time for eggs to be laid
and hatched, I kept watching for them to
come to the feeder outside the kitchen win-
dow. I think they didn't lose a day in deciding
to come to where they could get free food
without any danger. He came alone until the
little ones were big enough to fly. When this
time came, there was Mr. Cardinal and Mrs.
and I lost count of their offspring. And they
were so busy feeding each other I got little
done except to watch them. I've never read
of this happening but I have now witnessed
this scene more than a few times. After he
feeds her, he or maybe it's the she holds
his head beside her head actually touching
for a few seconds. They were literally cheek
to cheek. Then the eating and feeding sce
nario starts all over again.
I think the males are beginning to turn
bright red but it may be a little too soon to
tell. All the juveniles are various shades of
buff-brown with a hint of red here and there,
resembling their mother, and like their par-
ents, their bills are orange-red. Of course the
male juveniles will gradually turn brilliant
red all over while the females will remain
buff-brown with various shadings of red.
Outside my window here where I work,
there are several Surinam cherry bush-like
trees. Here in mid-July through August, the
cherries are rapidly ripening. A few days ago
I suddenly became aware of a red flutter-
ing right by the window. Didn't take much
looking to see Mr. Cardinal jumping from
one limb to another, apparently inspecting
the cherries as he went along. Finally, he
seemed to find one that suited him, so that
red bill of his was stretched to the limit as
he tried to eat that cherry! Red on red! Alas,
it was too big and I could only think that he
couldn't swallow it and he couldn't let it go,
so he started rubbing first one side of his bill
and then the other along the limb on which
he was perched, but that cherry didn't
move. He began hopping quickly from limb
to limb bobbing his handsome head up and
down and stopping every few seconds to
rub his bill again and again. Pretty soon, I
saw a bit of red juice running across his bill
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so I knew at least he'd made a hole in that
cherry! He kept on trying and the juice kept
running and finally I saw the seed fall out of
his bill headed for the ground! Seeds of Su-
rinams are large and very hard, and I knew
when this little scene began there was no
way that Mr. Cardinal would be able to eat
that cherry without pecking off the red meat
that encased the seeds. Surinams(l) are
semi-tropical favorites of redbirds since they
flower and fruit from March to October, de
pending on weather. They're often referred
to as Chinese lantern cherries since there's a
strong resemblance in appearance.
Cardinals are considered very smart birds.
They are not known to try to nest in locations
where there isn't abundant food and usually,
the fact that there is a feeder nearby doesn't
persuade them. It probably goes without
saying that their instincts tell them that those
who 'tend the feeders can be away or for-
get to refill the feeding trough, or run out
of seed. Their favorite native-nature foods
include seeds and fruits of the woods, in
particular, fruit of sugarberry, cherry, wood-
bine (Virginia Creeper), and even poison ivy.
And high on their list of favorite foods is the
beauty berry which reseeds itself abundant-
ly and which is not particular about where
it grows as long as there is a modicum of
moisture in the ground where there's dapple
sun-n-shade. Cardinals will also eat small
insects when they are abundant during the
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SALLY MAE HALE &
DENNIS F ROCK
ohn Hale of LaBelle, son of the late
Henry & Ruth Hale of LaBelle, would like
to announce the engagement of his sister
Sally Mae Hale of LaBelle to Dennis F. Rock
of Ft. Myers. The bride-to-be graduated from
LaBelle High School & Edison Community
College. She is employed by Griffin Fertilizer.
Her fiance graduated from Riverdale High
School & attended Warner Southern College,
Lake Wales. A Sept 12 wedding is planned
in Ft. Myers at Central United Methodist
Church, reception to follow.
VALERIE CANTU &
ohn and Patricia Cantu are pleased to announce
the engagement and upcoming marriage of their
daughter Valerie Cantu to Jorge Rivera, son of Jorge
and Isabel Rivera of Mason, Texas. Jorge is a 2003 Mason
High School graduate. After high school Jorge attended
UTI in Houston for automotive and diesel technician,
afterward he attended the I.T.E.P program in Glendale
Heights, Illinois to specialize in International Mechanics,
he is currently working at Wallace International Trucks.
Valerie is a 2003 Labelle High graduate and is currently
employed at the Labelle Public Defenders Office. The
couple will to be married on August 29, 2009 in Labelle
and plans to make Fort Myers, FL their home.
CRISTY DRAPAL &
MICHAEL BELLFLOWER JR.
uster and Jacki Drapal of LaBelle are
proud to announce the engagement of
their daughter Cristy Drapal to Michael
Bellflower, Jr., son of Dewayne and Kay
Bellflower of Arcadia. The bride is a 2002
graduate of LaBelle High, and is a teacher at
Country Oaks Elementary School.The groom is
a 2001 graduate of Desoto County High, and is
employed as a correctional officer.
A July 18, 2009, wedding is planned in LaBelle.
June 25, 2009
June 25, 2009 Caloosa Belle 9
Religon Column Clearing out the fog
By Les Morgan, pastor
Caloosa Baptist Church, LaBelle
If you have lived in Florida for any length
of time, you will be more than familiar with
the thick fog that often in-
vades our towns in the ear-
ly morning. You will also be
aware that windows can be
so heavily laden with the
dew, unless you wipe it off
you can forget about being
able to motor around safe-
ly. It is surprising to learn
that so many people have Les Morgan
accidents backing out of
their driveways in the morning. Though they
are well acquainted with their own turf, in
haste they don't wipe off the outside of the
car windows, and end up crashing into their
mailbox, their neighbors car, or the nearby
It is essential to remove the fog, not only
from the glass of your car, but from your
own thinking, too. At times we can get so
busy, and become so preoccupied with
work, responsibilities, we neglect to care for
the essentials in life. If we lose proper per-
spective, it is like rolling around in a car with
windows fogged and completely unclear.
Sooner or later, there will be a crash.
Recently, I read an article about priorities.
It is from an interview with Pastor Rick War-
ren, author of Purpose Driven Life. I found
it refreshing that a man who has achieved
the position he has still seems to embrace
a working knowledge of right priorities. See
what you think from this discussion between
Pastor Rick and Paul Bradshaw
People ask me, What is the purpose
of life? And I respond: In a nutshell, life is
preparation for eternity. We were not made
to last forever, and God wants us to be with
Him in Heaven. One day my heart is going to
stop, and that will be the end of my body--
but not the end of me.
I may live 60 to 100 years on earth, but I
am going to spend trillions of years in eter-
nity. This is the warm-up act the dress re-
hearsal. God wants us to practice on earth
what we will do forever in eternity. We were
made by God and for God, and until you fig
ure that out, life isn't going to make sense.
Life is a series of problems: Either you are
in one now, you're just coming out of one,
or you're getting ready to go into another
one. The reason for this is that God is more
interested in your character than your com-
fort; God is more interested in making your
life holy than He is in making your life happy.
We can be reasonably happy here on earth,
but that's not the goal of life. The goal is to
grow in character, in Christ likeness.
Warren continued, "This past year has
been the greatest year of my life but also the
toughest, with my wife, Kay, getting cancer.
I used to think that life was hills and valleys
- you go through a dark time, then you go
to the mountaintop, back and forth. I don't
believe that anymore. Rather than life being
hills and valleys, I believe that it's kind of like
two rails on a railroad track, and at all times
you have something good and something
bad in your life.
No matter how good things are in your
life, there is always something bad that
needs to be worked on. And no matter how
bad things are in your life, there is always
something good you can thank God for.
You can focus on your purposes, or you
can focus on your problems: If you focus
on your problems, you're going into self-
centeredness, which is my problem, my is-
sues, my pain.' But one of the easiest ways
to get rid of pain is to get your focus off
yourself and onto God and others. We dis-
covered quickly that in spite of the prayers of
hundreds of thousands of people, God was
not going to heal Kay or make it easy for her-
It has been very difficult for her, and yet God
has strengthened her character, given her a
ministry of helping other people, given her
a testimony, drawn her closer to Him and to
people. You have to learn to deal with both
the good and the bad of life.
Warren also stated, "Actually, sometimes
learning to deal with the good is harder. For
instance, this past year, all of a sudden, when
the book sold 15 million copies, it made me
instantly very wealthy. It also brought a lot
of notoriety that I had never had to deal with
before. I don't think God gives you money or
notoriety for your own ego or for you to live
a life of ease. So, I began to ask God what He
wanted me to do with this money, notoriety
and influence. He gave me two different pas-
sages that helped me decide what to do, II
Corinthians 9 and Psalm 72.
First, in spite of all the money coming
in, we would not change our lifestyle one
bit. We made no major purchases. Second,
about midway through last year, I stopped
taking a salary from the church. Third, we
set up foundations to fund an initiative we
call The Peace Plan to plant churches, equip
leaders, assist the poor, care for the sick, and
educate the next generation. Fourth, I added
up all that the church had paid me in the 24
years since I started the church, and I gave it
all back. It was liberating to be able to serve
God for free.
We need to ask ourselves: Am I going to
live for possessions? Popularity? Am I going
to be driven by pressures? Guilt? Bitterness?
Materialism? Or am I going to be driven by
God's purposes (for my life)?
When I get up in the morning, I sit on the
side of my bed and say, God, if I don't get
anything else done today, I want to knowYou
more and love You better. God didn't put me
on earth just to fulfill a to-do list. He's more
interested in what I am than what I do. That's
why we're called human beings, not human
doings. Happy moments, PRAISE GOD. Dif-
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That will help lift the fog, won't it? Happy
Dr. Les Morgan is pastor of Caloosa
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time when they are feeding their young.
It is the male Cardinal that brings food to
the mother during the nesting season and to
The Cardinal is a member of the finch
family and lives in the Eastern United States
from South Dakota, southern Minnesota and
Connecticut southward to Florida and the
Gulf of Mexico. Since the early 1900s, Cardi-
nals have been spreading farther northward
I've often wondered how many Red-
bird families live here. From time to time
as many as 5 males have been seen 'round
and about the feeder and too many females
and juveniles to count since their coloring of
muted brown blends so well into surround-
ing shrubs and vines
Consider yourself fortunate if Cardinals
inhabit the land where you live. They are
beautiful birds, have no bad habits and al-
ways add joy and beauty to your days...
If your shrubs and plants do not include
the Surinam cherry you'll be happy to know
that they are extremely easy to come by.
Almost any plant nursery, even a backyard
nursery, grows them and usually they are
very low priced. Also, those of us who al-
ready have them are usually happy to give
away the seedlings that can always be found
under or near fruit-bearing plants. However,
if you can't find a seedling, get a couple cher-
ries and plant them. The seeds will sprout
readily and will bear fruit the second year.
NICE HOME LOCATED ON DEAD END
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LIVE IN CITY with the feel of tie country'
Features include: large trees, big yard, eat-in
kitchen, plenty ofstorage, large master bath
with 2 sinks, ceramic tile and carpet
RIVER FRONT PROPERTY with iulf
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1.) Home prices can be financed for less than
2.) You can receive up to 102% financing (no
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$69,500 2/1 ON A FENCED 43 acre lot
with beautiful oaks and landscaped corner
llt. Property offers a detachd carp ort
small front porch and a storage shed.
$115,000 MANUFACTURED HOME
located in Moorte laven Yacht Club, a 55
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$195,000 BRICK HOME with 3 bed-
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New kitchen cahnets,with open area to liv-
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RIVERSIDE REAL ESTATE, INC.
45 South Riverview LaBelle, FL
FEATURES OF THE WEEK!
3BR12BA 2005 MANUFACTURED HOME on 59+/ acres, screen patio,
covered fr porch fencd workshop and detached garage $229,000
2BR2BA MANFACTURED HOME on 2.5 +- acres. $95,000
FORECLOSURE! 3r/2ia (f NINIW f ht iving area $91,900
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ABR/2lA HOME u /orida room &enck sed work shop $49,000
WATERFRONT LOT! / +/ acre lot on protected navgable oxl ti w/I
direct aces to nvet $139,500
3BRB12A WATERFRONT HOME w/125 Caloosahatnhee iaer frontage.
TWO BULDABLE LOTS desirable in town neighborhood. 21+c ift. on
water w/60( dock & protected hbat harbor No corps setback, build at river's
edgcl Sold together as package: NOW $499,900 OWNER FINANCING
SELLER MOTIVATED! Wood 1 act nrinfromn Hw t 8 swol. $245,000
3BR2BA MANUFACTURED HOME in town $69,900
% ACRE (6 LOTS1 on corner of HwI 78 & QCOmanchee 125' x 250'
3RW2A MOBILE n the city $71,000.
3BR/2BA HOME ON OVERSIZED LOT. large amily rron and tile flsor.
3RW2MA HOME! larRe Oaks and nicely ladscaped. $119,900
4BR/2BAHOME!Seller will cntribtc ttwads closing costs $124,900
2BRRBAMOBILE in Onona w/great ies ofthe river $149,500.
3BR/2BA CUSTOM HOME- Seller will consider all offers. $164,000
3BR/2BA WELL MAINTAINED MOBILE HOME on 3 lts. $180,000
MULTI FAMILY ZONED PROPERTY wrinmodcdd 2,2 "Cracker Stle"
House on 60 +/-acre $209,000
HOMES ON ACREAGE
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facingproposed Helm lotd lExteition. just east of the EDISON SlATE COI-
I.EGE, CURliS CIPUIS site $100,000
BR2 BA MOBILE 2.5 acres $145,900.
DRASTIC PRICE REDUCTION! 31lr/,1a + den CBS home on 5+, ac. in
the country $169,900 POSSIBLE SELLER FINANCING AVAILABLE
4BR/2BA MOBILE HOME! 5+/ Aces, cleared w/fence and pond
12+/- ACRES W/IBRL2BA CBS HOME fomnting on Hwy 78 West of
aBRA2B HOME on 137+/- Aci' Commercial /oned HwF Fonntage
3/2 POOL HOME ON 66.5 / acre in Feda $739,900
ACREAGE ON HWY 29 IN FELDA... 133+/- acres zoned A-2,
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2 +/. ACRES IN FELDA rnting on Hwy 29 possible commercial zoning
PRICE DRASTICALLY REDUCED! Partiall deared 3.36 m/l Acre Tract of
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ATTENTION INVESTORS OR HOME BUILDERS... 2019 m Acres with
lagc, beautiful oaks in Dsirable, well Rstahlishcd NeighborLhod w/ I'aved
Koa!d rontage. $58,520
64 ACRES OF PRIME FERTILE LAND in Felda, lss than $8,600/acre.
LOTS AVAILABLE Pease call for details
Marilyn Sears Licened Real Estate Broker Sales Assoctres Nancy
Hendrickson, Margaret Whatley Yvonne Doll, Consulo Tarin Lopez,
Judy Cross McClure, Emy Figured, Mary Hari
tsu ra oh-, JanetPapinawand ShelyCole
$89,000 3/2 in Moore
Haven Yacht Club 1200
$117,000 4/2 Newer
MH on / Ac, Seller
$149,500 3/2 on 2 Va
Ac Recent Updates
1136 Sq Ft.
$165,000 3/2 on 6 Ac,
Marshall Field Rd.
$375,000 3/2 on 30 A
in Muse, Oaks, Creek,
& Great Pasture.
$72,000 3/1 CBS in
$74,000 2/2 in Port
LaBelle, large porch.
$79,000 2/2 Great
Starter in Port LaBellc.
$89,000 3/2 in town,
$120,000 3/2 in
Belmont. Short Sale.
Modular, Make Offer.
$157,700 3/2 in
Laurel Oaks. needs
TLC, Seller Financing.
$169,0O0ej en on
small "-i c"lo-
$196,900 4/2 in Muse
Country Cabin on 2+
$211,000 3/2 on 2 Ac
in Montura Ranches.
$225,000 3/2 in Gated
Seller says Make Offeri
$269,900 3/2 on 2.8
Ac in Pt LaBelle
CBS Custom on 3 Ac
w/80 Ft Barn, and 2/2
Upgrades adorn CBS
Country Pool Home
arena, 13 Ac.
$119,000 1/2 Acre
Commercial Lot on
$200,000 2 Steel
BldgsOt rD eavy
$249,000 4640 sq. ft.
hanger. Air port access.
$269,000 State Road
80 Corner 'V Ac, B-I
$395,000 4800 Sq. Ft.
Steel Bldg. on fenced 1
Ac Industrial, Short
$399,000 4.5Ac, 2400
Steel Bldg Industrial,
Possible Lease Option.
$475,000 Short Sale! 2
Steel Bldgs, over 8000
Sq. Ft. Zoned PUD) on
$589,000 3 Ac+/-
with Bldg on Sr 29, C-2
$675,000 5 Ac +/
Industrial. Will split,
Cleared & Filled, Scller
$55,000 2/2 MH in
$192,500 Old Ft.
Denaud I Ac.
Hammock I Ac w/dock.
Elevation with long
views, 5 Ac.
$499,000 Eagle Point
IAc Deep Water &
Prlected IIarbor w/Lg
7 Ac Pasture w/Oaks.
500 Ft on the River,
$419,000 3/2 Super
CBS River Home
w/pool on Oxbow
w/dock on double lot.
$425,000 4/3 Two
Story on 2 2 Ac adjoins
greenbell along the
$475,000 3/4 in Ft.
Denaud on 2.6+/- ac
with 228 ft. riverfront.
$1,390,000 5/8 Estate
Home on 5+ Ac, 800 Ft
on the River, Double
Dock, Really Private.
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 I Ac, Estate
$83,000 6.5 Ac Very
Private, F RD
$100,000 2.5 Ac Hwy
$119,000 4.2 Ac,
$177,000 17 Ac in
$220,000 3.8 AC Oak
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COLLEGE TRUNK -
Find it faster. Sell it sooner
in the dassifieds
BIG UPRIGHT freezer -
big upright freezer runs
works fine, Kenmore,
good condition $100.
y s e y pu c s.
June 25, 2009 Caloosa Belle 13
by side, white, like new.
GLASS TOP STOVE -
Frigidaire, self cleaning,
white excellent condi-
Whrilpool white excel-
lent condition $325.
DOORS 125 30"-32"x
82"' new home knock
outs interior and exteri-
or doors mostly colonial
style will sell 1 to 100
cheap $1200/will sep.
BOYS 5T several shirts/
shorts very good cond
White metal. $135/or
White metal w/ ladder
$ 1 2 5 / f i r m.
CRIB Labelle. Quality
wood on wheels,
$ 1 0 0/ f i r m.
CRIB Labelle. Quality
wood w/ mattress.
$110/or best offer.
POWER WHEELS jeep
wrangler red w/
charger & batt. $50.
POWER WHEELS jeep
wrangler red w/
charger & batt. $50.
NEW pair of MENS
jeans 40x32 (Okee) $5.
DOLL HOUSE 15
rooms, attic, must see,
$950 or best offer
COMPUTER XP desk-
top, designed for ages
6-12, education games
DELL COMPUTER -
WinXP, desktop, every-
thing included. $350.
DELL TOWER Fast XP
Pro, flat screen! Com-
plete system Like new!
BRASS BED like new
CHILDS TABLE with 2
chairs, solid wood, exc.
COUCH & Loveseat -
DRESSER chest of
drawers, exc, cond.,
$150 will sell separate-
GREEN LEATHER Sofa,
Love Seat, and Otto-
man $450/or best of-
KING SIZE 4 poster
Cherry Bdrm set in-
cludes 7 pieces
OAK ROLL-TOP desk -
like new $100.
PATIO FURNUTURE -
11 piece pipe/w cush-
RATTAN COUCH, love-
seat and table valued
over 2,500 $500/neg.
RECLINERS 2 Lazy Boy,
Wing Back. Green Flora
w/burg undy. $450 for
pair. Call 863-675-1760
SOFA 2 piece, Lshape,
Bassett, carmel color,
SOFA 3 Piece Sofa sec-
tional w/pull out bed.
Very good condition.
762 30 Cal. Auto -lots
of ammo. 32 Auto with
ammo Both or will seper-
ate $825 (863)697-6095
BERETTA Model 85FS
Cheetah .380 nickel
w.8rd mag. $400.
BERETTA Model 92FS
9mm blue finish w/high
cap mags. $525.
B.A.R. case, paper
work, 3x9 boss, shells,
sarfi grade 2, more
COLT Anaconda S/S
.44 Magnum with 8"
FRANCHI 20 gauge
semi auto near new
condition. $425/or best
GUNS Ruger 9mm au-
to.,S&W 38 cal. revolver
PARA ORDNANCE -
LDA-CCW S/S 45acp
DAO 4&1/4"bbl. unfired
Rem., 3x9 Tasco scope,
bolt action, good cond.
ter 820, asking $250
FORM Cross Walk sel -
Scooter $500 also for
sale electric lift for sale.
SCRUBS size 2x only-
like new $5/or best of-
TRAXXAS R/C truck -
electric monster truck
$50/or best offer
TAYLOR GUITAR -
Taylor 614CE Grand
Electric with Taylor
hard case Spruce
top. New condition.
Paid $2,900.00 new.
Sweet sound. Leave
ADULT CATS Free to
Good Home! 1 Calico
female 1 1/2 yrs. old
and 1 orange &
white male cat 3 yrs.
old. Must stay to-
gether because they
are like brother and
sister. Used to being
indoors, but would
make great outdoor
BIRD CAGES 4Ft on
stand Round and a 19"
X 4' Square on stand
DOG BOX/CARRIER -
3x3 diamond plated
box. Must sell. $200.
FREE KITTENS to good
home only $0.
HOG/DOG TRAILER 3
bayed trailer, 13ft x 7 ft
& BLACK LAB PUPS -
adorable, must see,
reg., shots & wormed,
type,CUTE in colorful
cage with tunnels; all
set-up! FREE! $0.
KITTENS FREE KIT-
TENS! VERY SOFT AND
PLAYFULL KITTENS IN
left!Looking for a
PERSIAN KITENS -
CSA reg., purebred, w/
papers & all shots, $450
RABBIT w/cage, feed-
er, water bottle, 4 ce-
ment blocks $65.
CANON REBEL XSI
w/zoom lens 12 MP
digital SLR like new.
Love the earth Recycle
your used items by
selling them in the
POOL TABLE 9 ft.
Brunswick pool table, 2
sets of balls, rack, etc.
POOL TABLE Gray on
Gray P/T 8x4. Good
condition. $500/or best
treadmill 6mths old
and barely used. $200.
stereo amp 240 watt
2ch $50/or best offer.
AKAI 30" Television -
wide aspect. perfect
DIRECT TV RECEIVERS
(4)- with remotes and
dual L & B Dish for all.
QUASAR 27", tube tv,
4 yrs. old, perfect, will
demo on cable, $125.
Games only (6) for 360
Good shape. $110
DVD RECORDER Pio-
neer in excellent condi-
tion. Record from TV.
For more listings,
5 FT FENCE WITH 2
GATES $1000/or best
DR FIELD & BRUSH
MOWER Perfect shape
FINISH MOWER for
tractor w/3 point hitch
& pto. Call for details
LAWN TRAILER 20'
heavy duty, $800 or
Buying a car? Look in
the classifieds. Selling
a car? Look in the
ZTR MOWER.50" CUT,
25HP KOHLER WORKS
GREAT! $1700/or best
For more listings,
City of LaBelle 1 BR
W/D. $800/mo. Inclds all
utilities + satellite TV.
DUPLEX 3 Bdrm. in the
Belmont area of LaBelle,
LaBelle g. efficiency
for rent, water, light,
cable, fully furn.,
fenced backyard, 2 peo-
ple min., $600 mo.
Very basic housing,
2bd-lba. Humble and
inexpensive $100 week-
ly. Electric and water
CONDOS FOR RENT -
2/2 Furn. condo;
$800/mo + Util & Sec.
Ref. Req'd. No Pets!
2BR/ 1Ba, very basic
housing. $110 wkly,
electric & water includ-
ed 675-8888 or
3br 2ba Lanai, dbl car
garage, fenced back-
yard, all tile, very clean.
$850 mo + sec refer-
ences 2003 E Palomar
Brick House 2 BR, 1.5
ba on 5.5 acres for rent
or sale $189,000 More
info call 239-503-0204
It's never too late to find
the perfect gift. Look
for it in the classifieds.
3/2 newer mfg. home on
10 fenced acres,
How fast can your car
go? It can go even
faster when you sell
it in the classifieds.
1BR, 1BA, Non smok.
env. No pets. $550 mo.
+ good ref's & sec. Call
(863) 675-5968 Margaret
Barber Real Estate
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
Beautiful. Mirror Lakes
Area, Belle Blvd. Mil-
waukee. No pets. $650
mo. 1 mo. free. Lawn
Care incl. 239-369-9567
PORT LABELLE 3br 2ba
No Pets, Non-smok env.
Margaret Barber Real
PORT LABELLE -New
large, 3br, 2ba, 2 car
garage, fenced yard,
near schools, $750/mo
PRETTY TWO ROOM
COTTAGE near U-
Save, LaBelle; fur-
nished, city water &
septic, no pets, $450
mo. + $450 sec., lease,
Se renta casa de 3 cuar-
tos/2banos a solo $150
or semana Incluendo
ce y vasura 612-6511
Cowboy Way & Kennedy
Blvd. monthly includes
8'x10' $53.500 10'10'
$58.85; 8'x2' 96.30;
24 hr access $25 re-
turnable key dosit.
Looking for a place to
hang your hat? Look
no further than the
Sale 1, 2 & 3BR Units
@ $144K-$189K Willard
FOR SALE BY OWNER
5 ac. unique oide Florida
Estate w/pool, 4BR/4BA
home, large workshop.
2839 SR 80 LaBelle
3 bed, 1 bath block
house w/ garage.
Needs some painting,
but in good shape. In
city limits. Owner fi-
nancing with $5,000
firm down payment
675-8888 or 673-4325
$65,000 Port LaBelle,
3/2/lcg, CBS. mint con-
dition, hardly lived in.
Buy here, pay here 3
bed 1 bath house with
no credit needed. Bad
credit, repo's, bankrupt-
cy- it doesn't matter.
$5000 down, low
monthly payment 863-
675-8888 or 673-4325
New Home Buyers
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right! Visit White's
Furniture & Appliances
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3 cuartos/2banos trailas
doubles a costo nuevas.
Ilame para mas infor-
Your next job could be
in today's classifieds.
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CRESCENT ACRES 3 br,
2 ba, on Dolly St., $440
mo. + sec. dep. of $300
LABELLE 2/1 mob
home in N. Labelle, Refs
LABELLE 2br, iba, AC,
Ig deck, oak trees,
$150/wk, $200 dep
LABELLE Double Wide
3BR, 2BA, $175/wkly.,
$200 sec. dep. Call
LABELLE Crescent Acres
area, 2br/2ba. Only $85
per wk. + dep. 863-
673-6362. Call now!
3 mi S of river. Dbl. wide.
$900 mo. + $900 dep.
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
Se rentan apartmentos,
casas y traileras a solo
$120 por semana. no
credito, mal credito.
Llame al 863-612-6511
Standard housing 2 and
3 bedroom basic mobile
homes $100 to $120
weekly. Electric and wa-
ter included 675-8888
Mira Verde Apartments
NOW RENTING APARTMENTS
Ask how to get up to
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Plus, first & last month free
On select apartments.
Security Deposit as low as $132.50
For qualified applicants.
Your new home awaits you.
So, come in before our specials run out.
863-675-3339 6760 Santa Fe North
Corner of Cowboy Way & Cedarwood
Pkwy. Or call for directions.
14 Caloosa Belle June 25, 2009
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Mobile Home Angels
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Llame al 863-612-6511
Large 3br/2ba double-
wide on 1/2 acre lot.
available with $5,000
down. Good credit, bad
credit -it doesn't matter
MH 2BR 2BA on 2.6 acs
Double J Acres. Needs
work. $49,900 or best
Mobile home dealer go-
ing out if business. 3 &
4 bedroom homes
available for 2 wks only.
Homes sold at a large
loss. Must have good
credit or cash. 863-
675-8888 or 673-4325
New 3 br/2ba mobile on
1/2 acre lot on E-road.
$3,000 down, low
monthly payment. Must
have at least average
credit. Excellent interest
rate. 863-675-8888 or
Used Mobiles &
Modular for resale.
On Your Lot LOW prices
Call Palm Harbor
for inventory list.
1-800-622-2832 ext. 210
For more listings,
ALUM.16FT 1997 -
40HP YAMAHA MOTOR,
BOAT Sears, Alumi-
num, 12 Ft. 8 hp Yama-
ha 4 stroke w/trailer.
CREST III PONTOON
1996 40hp mariner,
new deck $2500.
DAUP RV '79 All appli-
ances included. $1000
or best offer. Call
S.S.PROP Suzuki s.s.
prop 131/4x18 Like
NEW 80hp tol40hp
Join all the people who
say, "I sold it in the
TROLLING MTR bow
mount, 12/24v, motor
guide, hand controlled,
BLACK Z-L 600 1996 -
New rear tirer,good
HOMDA CLASSIC -
500 cc, 13,000 miles,
$500. Call Bob for de-
HONDA 250 Reliable,
90 mpg, $950. Call
1978 Street Bike.
1000 CC's. $900 or
trade for Golf Cart or
Snapper Riding Lawn
1982 new tires+bat-
tery $1250/or best of-
For more listings,
BUICK LESABRE CUS-
TOM 2003 V-6, load-
ed $3000/or best offer.
BUICK LUCERN CXL,
'07 loaded, tinted, 5k
Select chrome mob
wheels, 100,000 miles
1991 White, 4 door,
runs good. $750.
1986 run great & ac
2400/or best offer.
LET 1986 run great
good ac $2400/or best
DODGE CARAVAN SE
2000 CD, a/c, V-6
runs great $2000/neg.
1972 351 Cleveland, c
4 9" posi $1750.
FORD T BIRD 1984 -
good $1200/or best of-
LINCOLN MARK VII
'92, 5.0, V8, auto., low
miles. $1000 or best of-
RO LS'95- 4wd, bucket
seats, V6, AC, sunrf,
TOYOTA CAMRY 1992
A/c, p/w, p/I running
but smoking $300/firm.
TOYOTA PASEO '92 2
dr, red, exc transp., exc
running. $800 or best
VW CABRIOLET '92 -
Little running machine.
Needs top. $700
JEEP CHROKEE 1996 -
V-6, 4-wd runs good
JEEP WILLYS OVER-
LAND 1956 swamp
buggy $700/or best of-
TOYOTA RCP 4X4
'85 Dooley, 4 spd, V8,
FORKLIFT, 1998 JCB,
diesel rebuilt engine,
6500 Ibs, 4x4, side
shift, Must sell. Call
305-370-5647 with best
price, Clewiston area
1995-99 DODGE Tail-
lights Custom, 4 Neon
'68 DODGE 383 Engine
Runs good, still in
FORD RIMS "NEW" 6
LUG 18" ALUM. FX4
$350/or best offer
TIRES (4) military, for
4x4 or boggle, $300
Chevy 2WD 1500 Pick-
up $600/or best offer
2005 $600/or best of-
'95 Dodge 1500 pickup
with topper. $2000 obo
318v8 LaBelle 863-
612-4832 or 674-1333
DODGE PU '01 Ram
2500, quad cab, 5.9
diesel, hitch, runs good,
DODGE RAM CHARGER
'88 100 good condi-
RADO 1/2 TON 2WD
1986 6.2 Diesel, load-
ed, 1 owner, p/w,
p/door locks, p/s, p/b,
tilt, wheel, a/c, auto
trans, alloy whls, new
tires. Auto. CD, com-
pletely restored about 9
years ago. runs great.
20 mpg city, 26 mpg
FORD RANGER 1992-
164,000 MILES STAN-
DARD RUNS GREAT
FORD F250 '69 Cus-
tom Cab, Capper Spe-
cial w/390 V8 AT trans.
GMC SIERRA 2002
2500 HD, Nice truck.
$4000 or best offer.
763-4426 Iv. message.
1998 Runs great, cold
air, Labelle $1600.
FORD EXPLORER '98 -
2dr, fully loaded, runs
great, 131,583 mi,
CAR HAULER 18 ft.,
homemade, $1200 or
CAR HAULER TRAILER,
'09 18 ft., $2300 or
ENCLOSED TRAILER -
for motorcycle, 6x12
FLAT DECK TRAILER -
30, heavy duty, $700
or best offer
GMC SAFARI 1997 8
miles. Excellent condi-
tion $2800/or best of-
For more listings,
Notice is hereby given that on
4/18/2009 at 1100 AM at FORT
KNOX SELF STORAGE, 1025 Com-
merce Drive, LaBelle, FL,
863 675 1025, te undersigned,
FORT KNOX SELF STORAGE, l I sell
at Public Sae by competitive bidding,
the personal property heetore
stored with the undersigned by:
324364 CB 06/18,25109
HENDRY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTYCOMMISSIONERS
NOTICE OF MEETING LOCATION CHANGE
The Boards regularly scheduled meeting of July 14, 2009 will be held at
the Harem Community Civic Auditorium, 2000 7th Street, Clewiston, Flori-
da, beginning at 5:00 p.m.
If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Hendry County
Commission 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 ensure that a verbatim record of the pro-
eedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon
which the appeal is to be based,
Board of County commissioners
of Hendry County, Florida
Janet B. Taylor, Cairwoman
324773 CB/CN 6/25/09
Notice of RFQ Ranki Meeting
and Presentation meeting
Notice is hereby given that there will be a meeting for ranking the respons-
es to the RFQ for Constuction Administration and QA Testing for the SR 29
Sidewalk Project. It will be held on June 30, 2009 at 9:00 A.M., in Confer-
ence Room A-118, 165 S. Lee Street, LaBelle, FL 33935,
There will be a meeting for presentations by the top 3 ranked firms on July
2, 2009 at :00 A.M., in Conference Room A-118, 165 S. Lee Street, La-
Belle, FL 33935,
If a person decides to appeal any decision made with respect to any matter
considered at this meeting heshe 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.
324707 CB/CN 6/25/09
HENDRY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
NOTICE OF MEETING LOCATION CHANGE
The Boards regularly scheduled meeting of Jual 14, 2009 will be held at
the Halem Community Civic Auditorum, 2000 7th Street, Clewiston, Flori-
da, beginning at 5:00 p.m.
If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Hendry County
Commission 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 ensure that a verbatim record Of the pro
ceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon
which the appeal is to be based.
of Hendry County, Florida
Janet B Taylor, Chairwoman
324704 CB/CN 6/25/09
HENDRY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
NOTICE OF BUDGET WORKSHOP MEETING
Notice is hereby given that the Hendry County Board of County Commis
soners will hold a workshop on July 7, 2009 and July 8, 2009, beginning at
9:00 a.m each day, at the Hendry County Courthouse, Commision Cham-
bers, 25 East Hickpoohee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida, for the purpose of dis
cussing e 2009-2010 county budgets. The workshop shall continue until
adjourned and may be recessed from time to Iimea
If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Hendry County
Commission wit 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 s made,
which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is
to be based,
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
Janet B. Taylor, Chairwoman
325069 CGS/CB 06/25/09
INVITATION TO BID
CONSTRUCTION OF SIDEWALK IMPROVEMENTS ON SR 29
Bid No. 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, Cerk of circuit
Court, Atth Barbara Buter, CE. Hall Building, Administration Wing, 2nd
Floor, Room A-226, 25 East Hickpochee Ave., LaBelle, Florida 33935 for
construction of Sidewalk Improvements on SR 29 rom CR 30A to Church
Road. We invite you to respond. All Bids must be received and tme/date
stamped by said Clerk of ur or designee no ater than Thursday July
9th, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. Copies of plans, specifications and bid documents
may be obtained rom the Hendy County Engineer's Office located at 99-
East Cowboy Way, LaBefle, Florida, telephone number (863) 675-5222. A
fee of $25.00 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
Alt Bids will be opened on Thursda, July 9th, 2009 at 2:00 p m., or won
thereafter, at the County Complex, C E Hall Buiding, Administrative Wing,
Second Floor, Clerks Office, 25 East Hickpochee Ave, LaBelle, Florida
The County reserves the right to waive informalities in any bids; to reject
any 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
323590 CB/CN 6/11,18,25;7/2/09
Summer dance camp
Youth Camp sponsored by the Universe
AllStar Cheer and Dance Summer, Water
days, crafts, movies, lunch and snacks pro
vided. Ages 5 and up. $50 per week. Located
at 110 South Industrial Loop Road (in the
first War Eagle Building) 863-673-1197.
Come to basketball camp
Come to basketball camp for kids going
into kindergarten through ninth grade at LHS
Gym. Cost is 1 child $65, two children $110
children, three children $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
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.
Donate to LHS
Athletic Dept. yard sale
The third annual LHS Yard Sale is com-
ing this September! They will be collect-
ing 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
conditioned 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 do-
nation is too small, nor too large. They can
accept 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 messages will be forwarded to Mel
Greenleaf who is in charge of this fundraiser.
Thank you in advance for your generous and
continued support of athletics at LHS.
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. Prac-
tice will be twice a week at LaBelle High
School scheduled for Tuesday and Thursday
nights from 5:30- 7:30 p.m. Contact LHS
Wrestling Coach Armando Ayala with any
Cheer coaches wanted
The LaBelle Longhorn Pop Warner cheer
program is still accepting applications for
cheer coaches for the 2009 season. Please call
Jason at 239-229-2179 or Mona at 863-899-
1490 for applications and further information.
No experience necessary, training provided.
June 25, 2009 Caloosa Belle 15
BUSINESS & SERVICE
SDanel Rennods, owner
Spanish Line: 865-673-4423
.O. Box 1380 LaBelle, FL
Se Habla Espaiol
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Holy Euce 9:00 am
Healing Eu os tur. 9:30 am
Bible Study 3 10:30 am
Collingswood Pkwy & Eulptus Blvd Port LoBelle
"Wrec everybLdy is Somebldy --
and Jesus is Load."
9:15 a.m Sunday Worship
Lord's Supper Ist, 3rd & 5th Sunday
10:30 am. Bible Study
.4 miles west of Hwy 29 on CR 78
c Sally Mae
S Disc Jockey
Weddings Anniversaries Partes
Quinceaneras Dances Reunions
PORT LABELLE INN
Take a ride on the River or Just
relax at the peaceful Port LaBelle Inn
Free HI-Speed Intemet
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, Aala, Timothy,
Orchard, T-85, Jigs, Compressed Round & Square Bales,
T&A. $.9,00, Bedding...$5.50, All Purpose 10%.$7.5M
Call AI Curry at 239-872-0998
275 Kirby Thompson Rd. LaBelle FL 33935
Patrick H. Guadiz, M.D.
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Alumni Bailers Get Ready!
LaBelle High School will be sponsoring
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are a former varsity player woman or man,
go online at http://www.hendry-schools.org,
click Schools, and LaBelle High, for a registra-
tion form. The night will begin on November
27th, with the women's game at 5:30, and the
men's at 7:30. Space will be limited to the
first 30 women, and 30 men who submit reg-
istration forms. Any questions, call Kevin Lut-
kenhaus at 674-4120, or email lutkenhausk@
hendry.kl2.fl.us. We are also looking for any
former LaBelle High basketball coaches who
would like to participate.
Saturday June 27th 10:00pm
Tickets only 8.00- Info: (83) 675 7006
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Chamber of Commerce President Randy Daniels and Secretary Sara Townsend
are pleased as they can be with the chamber's new Web site. "It's easy, hands-
on ... you can go right down the list and get exactly where you want to go. It's
a big plus for the chamber," Randy said. For Sara the site's exciting new look
means a lot and she's really enthusiastic about the new community calendar
feature. "No one else has one any more, so this will be important for the whole
community. Any non-profit group can call the chamber and have their events
placed on the calendar. It's that simple. People will know months in advance
when an event it coming up and it will make it easier for groups to space out
their events, so they're not all planned for the same day," she said.
The chamber is looking forward to the annual Fourth of July event in Barron
Park. The chamber will serve hot dogs and chips and other groups are invited
to provide entertainment and games. The Gathering of Christian Men will have
snow cones and popcorn and the SCF Queen committee will be selling glow
sticks. Please bring canned goods for the Salvation Army's food drive. The
need is even greater now than ever.
Any group that would like to be a part of this event is asked to call Sara at 675-
0125 as soon as possible so plans can be finalized. As always, the finale of the
big day will be the traditional fireworks, courtesy of the City of LaBelle.
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