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The LaBelle Veterans Memorial
is well on its way to becoming an
important focal point for our com-
munity and its visitors.
Located at the corner of SR 80
and Main Street, the park will pay
tribute to the families of the men
and women who were lost in the
various battles fought throughout
United States history.
An artist's rendering of the park
can be viewed at the American Le-
gion Post 130 or VFW Post 10100.
The pathways around the park
will be paved with brick and you
can help "pave the way" around
the park by purchasing a brick (or
bricks) for those walkways.
This is a donation to the park
that will last a lifetime. Bricks can
be inscribed with 3 lines of copy on
each brick with 18 spaces per line.
Mail your order with payment
to: American Legion Post 130,
699 Hickpochee Ave., LaBelle, FL
33935. Visa and Mastercharge are
Checks are to be made payable
to LaBelle Veterans Memorial.
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Thursday, July 9, 2009
Submitted photo/Waddy Thompson
Ooh, aah! The Fourth of July fireworks was grand indeed! This unusual photo was taken
by panning the camera from left to right as the fireworks went off, their firey magnificence
reflecting in the waters of the Caloosahatchee River.
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By Patty Brant
Tuesday morning Hendry Coun
ty officials gathered to mark the
first tangible steps toward the long-
awaited jail expansion.
Located on Lee Street behind
the existing jail, the free-standing
expansion will provide an addi-
tional 96 beds for inmates. A ba-
sic single story steel building will
envelope the cells, which will be
constructed of 1/4 inch steel plate.
A maintenance walkway will be lo-
cated inside the facility, surround-
ing the cells.
The facility will be divided into
two sections, each housing 48 cells
and will also be equipped with its
own control room for monitoring
the prisoners, It will also have a day
room for each side.
Each steel cell will be trucked in,
complete with bed and bathroom
facilities, to be put in place. All that
will be required is to hook up the
The outside wall facing Lee
Street will conform to city stan-
dards with a concrete block and
stucco facade. Contractors also left
as many of the oak trees as pos-
sible to allow the facility to better fit
into the neighborhood.
The facility's electrical system
and fire alarm will be separate from
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Fort Myers, Fla. (July 7, 2009) Larry Hart,
Lee County Assistant Tax Collector and Unit-
ed Way Board Chair announced that four
community leaders have been elected to
the United Way of Lee, Hendry, and Glades
board of directors. The new board members
include: Cynthia Hawkins, Wiltshire, Whit-
ley, Richardson and English; Stan Nelson,
Lee County Sheriff's Office; Deborah Rich-
mond, Armadillo Underground; and Vincent
Tomlinson, community volunteer. Board
members were elected at the Annual Meet-
ing of the United Way on June 20, 2009.
The board of directors overseas the orga-
nization's fundraising, fund distribution, and
community planning efforts. Last year in
our community, more than 300,000 people's
lives were touched by United Way of Lee,
Hendry and Glades 70 partner agencies and
160 initiatives. These services are fueled by
an annual campaign that raised more than
$8 million in 2008-2009.
Since the inception of United Way in 1957,
$88 million dollars have been raised in our
community. All money raised in the United
Way campaign stays in the local commu-
nity to help support the local human service
network. United Way partner agencies and
initiatives like Alvin A Dubin Alzheimer's Re-
source Center, Children's Advocacy Center,
Big Brothers Big Sisters, LARC and United
Way 211 serve a diverse range of needs in
our community such as nurturing children
and youth, strengthening families, meeting
critical needs such as helping the elderly and
disabled live independently, and empower-
ing communities by bringing health and hu-
man services to neighborhoods.
In addition to raising funds for human
service organizations, the United Way pro
motes partnerships and collaborations
among agencies and initiatives, helping them
to work together focusing on issues and so-
lutions that continue to improve lives.
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Caloosa Belle/Patty Brant
Dignitaries turned the first shovel of dirt Tuesday morning, officially marking the beginning of construction on the coun-
ty's new jail addition. Pictured from left: Commissioner Tris Chapman, Art Droste of RQAW, Commissioners Darrell Harris
and Janet Taylor, Sheriff Steve Whidden, Commissioner Kevin McCarthy, County Administrator Judi Kennington-Korf.
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the main jail. It will allow easy movement of
prisoners between the main jail to the addi-
tion, as necessary.
Contractor Jimmy Pittman said it is his
company's first experience with this type of
prefabricated building. He said the facility
will be secure. "It's an economical way to
build a jail," he said, and the best alternative
to a whole new jail at this time.
Pittman's Project Manager Juan Carde-
nas said the facility's completion date is
March 1, 2010. However, it is hoped that the
facility may be open as early as the end of
Sheriff Steve Whidden said this facilitywill
help alleviate the overcrowding problem in
the Hendry County Jail temporarily. He said
the facility has been needed for a long time.
"One day," he added, "we all hope to have
a huge jail outside the city limits."
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Hendry County Commissioners Tris
Chapman and Kevin McCarthy echoed that
sentiment, saying it's a good interim way to
relieve overcrowding in the jail till the coun-
ty has the means to build a new jail.
Hendry County Commission Chair Ja-
net Taylor provided opening remarks and a
quick timeline of the jail expansion, which
began in 2004 and has been a project of
several sheriff's administrations, including
Steve Worley and Ronnie Lee. The facility
is being funded entirely by ad valorem tax
money, she added.
Art Droste, of architect RQAW, said his
team has been working hard on this proj-
ect for some three years and has managed
"to get the price down to where we never
thought we could."
The cost of construction will be approxi-
mately $2 million.
The Jail Expansion Team included Art
Droste and Joe Mrak of the architectural
firm RQAW, construction manager Pitt-
men Electric (team: Jimmy Pittman, Ray
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Hendry County Project Manager Dan Cruz,
and staff: BOCC Facilities Management Di-
rector Alan Bowen, BOCC Budget Director
Jennifer Davis, Sheriff Whidden, Jail Admin-
istrator Lt. Kosh as well as former jail team
members Sheriff Ronnie Lee, Susan English
and Nick Smith.
Caloosa Belle/Patty Brant
Sheriff Steve Whidden, Jail Adminis-
trator Lt. Kosh and County Administra-
tor Judi Kennington-Korf.
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July 9, 2009 Caloosa Belle 3
Five historic sites recommended for protection
Public comment sought on
study of unique Gladesmen
JACKSONVILLE-The U.S. Army Corps of
Engineers, Jacksonville District is seeking
public comment on a study of the Glades-
men, a unique folk culture of the Everglades.
The study recommends five sites used by the
Gladesmen for listing on the National Reg-
ister of Historic Places as Traditional Cul-
tural Properties. Comments will be accepted
through Aug. 28.
The Corps of Engineers, in partnership
with the state of Florida, is restoring the Ev-
erglades. The Comprehensive Everglades
Restoration Plan (CERP) describes a frame-
work for restoring the wetlands, lakes, riv-
ers and estuaries of the greater Everglades
ecosystem, an area spanning 16 counties in
central and south Florida.
As part of this effort, the Corps and
South Florida Water Management District
(SFWMD) are developing a Master Recre-
ation Plan. The plan identifies recreational
uses for the 50 CERP projects that cover
more than 200,000 acres collectively. Dur-
ing public meetings for the recreation plan,
a number of people commented on the ef-
fects of Everglades restoration on traditional
and cultural uses of the land. As a result, the
Corps commissioned a study of a unique Ev-
Submitted photo/Donna Kane
Cars had trouble making it down State Road 29 Thursday, July 2, after a heavy
downpour turned the road into a small lake. That same day SR 29N was closed
to traffic due to the flooding.
Nancy Flores, 30, was arrested June 28 and
charged as an out-of-state fugitive from
justice and a warrant for removal from the
U.S. Deputy D. Cruz was arresting officer.
Martin Bocanegra, 22, was arrested June
26 and charged with sexual assault on a vic-
tim over 12 with special conditions. Sgt. M.
Favara was arresting officer.
Miguel Angel Rosado, 33, was arrested
June 24 and charged on a warrant with
VOP: felony or community control. Deputy
Bonnie Weaver was arresting officer.
Timothy Lazell Leach, 24, was arrested
June 23 and charged with delivering meth
amphetamines within 1,000 feet of a school
or child care facility. Deputy Shannon Bell
was arresting officer.
Angela Denise Germany, 37, was arrest-
ed June 25 and charged with burglary with
assault or battery. CPD Officer C. Green was
Timothy Wayne Tabor, 45, was arrested
June 17 and charged with domestic bat-
tery by strangulation. According to reports,
the victim came to the sheriff's office and
reported an incident that had occurred the
day before. She said Tabor tried to break her
right knee, punched her in the mouth and
cut off her air supply. She appeared to have
bruises on her face, leg and knee and was
limping. The two had lived together for four
months. Tabor said her wounds were self
inflicted. CPD Officer Tito Nieves was arrest-
Sarah Anne Evans, 21, was arrested June
26 and charged with possession of marijua-
na over 20 grams or a controlled substance
without a prescription and possession of
under 20 grams of marijuana. CPD Officer J.
Pilon was arresting officer.
Timothy Terele Powell, 22, was arrested
June 25 and charged with battery touch/
strike and cruelty to a child without great
harm. Deputy J. Garrett was arresting offi-
Doie Johnson, 58, was arrested June 24
and charged on a warrant with VOP: felo-
ny or community control. Deputy Bonnie
Weaver was arresting officer.
erglades culture (Gladesmen) and the iden-
tification of associated historic sites eligible
The Gladesmen culture is characterized
by a strong sense of community based on
cultural, behavioral and ideological ties to
the Everglades. Decades ago, Gladesmen of-
ten depended on the natural ecosystem for
Many lived in or near the historic wet-
lands and uplands. Today, Gladesmen
largely use the Everglades for recreational
activities including fishing, hunting, camp-
ing and canoeing. Gladesmen (and women)
come from all walks of life, but many can
trace their roots back to generations of an-
cestors who lived in south or central Florida.
Gladesmen have a strong appreciation for
and understanding of the land and natural
resources, and usually have spent a vast
amount of time in the Everglades wetlands,
uplands and coastal areas. As one Glades
men said during the study, "You just can't
live without it."
In 1947, the Gladesmen lost a great deal of
the area they once used with the dedication
of Everglades National Park. Today, the park
covers 1.5 million acres and contains a large
part of the remaining Everglades ecosystem.
Many traditional uses such as hunting, trap-
ping and commercial fishing are prohibited
in the park. Now, Gladesmen are concerned
that Everglades restoration will further limit
their activities. On the other hand, most ap-
preciate the efforts to restore and preserve
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this great natural treasure.
A draft study released June 29 is entitled:
"You Just Can't Live Without It:" Ethno-
graphic Study and Evaluation of Traditional
Cultural Properties of the Gladesmen Cul-
ture. An archeologist and a historian are
among the co-authors.
The Gladesmen study identified 13 sites
as potential Traditional Cultural Properties
within the CERP study area. The study rec
ommends that five of these sites meet the
criteria to be eligible for listing on the Na-
tional Register of Historic Places as Tradi-
tional Cultural Properties.
Sites include Mack's Fish Camp on the
Miami Canal; the Airboat Association of Flor-
ida club in Miami-Dade County; Everglades
Conservation & Sportsman's Club in Collier
County; Fisheating Creek Wildlife Manage-
ment Area in Highlands and Glades coun-
ties; and the Loop Road (County Road 94) in
Collier, Miami-Dade and Monroe counties.
Study results will also help evaluate the
potential social impacts of CERP for a Na-
tional Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)
The draft study is available online at
http://www.evergladesplan.org, Hot Topics.
Comments may be sent electronically to
MRPComments@evergladesplan.org, or in
writing to: Grady Caulk, Planning Division,
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville
District, 701 San Marco Blvd., Jacksonville,
Fla. 32207. For information about the study,
please call 904-232-1786.
NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
The City will hold a public meeting on
July 20, 2009 at 9:00 a.m. in the City
Commission chambers, City Hall 481
Highway 80 W La Belle, FL 33935 to
give the public an opportunity to
become acquainted with the proposed
drinking water system improvements
and to comment on such items as eco-
nomic and environmental impacts,
service area, alternatives to the proj
ect and other matters of concern.
All interested parties may appear at
the meeting and be heard or submit
their comments prior to the meeting.
If you are a person with a disability
who needs any assistance in order to
participate in this proceeding, you are
entitled, at no cost to you, to the pro-
vision of certain assistance. Please
contact the Ms. Mary Jo Wilson,
Deputy City Clerk at (863) 675-2872
481 Highway 80 W LaBelle, FL 33935
at least two working days prior to the
date of the Public Hearing. Any ques-
tions should be directed to Michael
Boyle, Superintendent of Public
Works (863) 675-2872 or michael-
4 Caloosa Belle July 9, 2009
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converse with others. Go to www.newszap.
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local or state Public Forum. There, you can
create new topics or comment on existing
topics. What follows is a sampling of some
of the discussions currently taking place.
Thanks for participating!
I just read the Speak Out in the paper and
I don't think the question was answered by
Emily at all. As far as teaching the children
life long respect, the first play little girls were
dressed as dance hall girls. I think we all
know what dance hall girls stand for. The
next play had a witch and wizard in it. Yes,
i can see teaching children self respect and
self confidence, What I don't get is, it's okay
to teach about witches, wizard and dance
hall girls, but God forbid say bikini or hun-
As far as the bachelor of fine arts in
dance/theater, we really don't need it to put
on a play. It just makes it sound like every-
body else down there doesn't know what
they are doing. The theater was founded for
the community to have fun and enjoy them-
selves. True, we need money to run the the-
ater, but we also need to put on nice plays
people want to see. The Dalmatian ticket fell
Letter to the Editor
Fasten your seat belts! Grab your bed-
pans! Here we go again. Come hell or high
water, Obama is going to give you National
Health Care, even if he has to make you sick,
unless he already has.
In typical, damn the concerns fashion. It
is, get with the program, or find yourselves
sick, as well as tired, with no recourse, other
than relocation, ex-U.S., available to you.
If my grandmother were still alive, she
would immediately remind anyone within
hearing distance that medical alternatives
are readily available in various sizes and
shapes. She lived well into her 90s, through
a combination of positive mental attitudes
and a vivid sense of humor.
I couldn't help thinking of her when I
came across a syndicated email graphic ti-
tled "Maxine" as an aged lady of few words
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because of the rules put on it.
As the letter in this week's paper says,
the Bible doesn't say anything about bikini,
but it does talk about witches, wizards and
dance hall girls.
This is in response to the answer I re-
ceived from Emily in last week's speak out.
You sure skirted around the question "Why
can't the kids use the word bikini or hunky in
the play?" You went into detail about all the
things you do at the theater with the children
and how you have your bachelors degree in
fine arts. I won't go into detail about all the
experience and memberships I had with the
dance arts. So what has that to do with the
changing of a few words in a song? Oh, by
the way, this is not vacation bible school. If
we wanted our child to go to bible school we
would have signed her up for it. Oh yes who
gave the cast party last year? And do we care
about snacks, live shows, and complimenta-
ry tickets? No, this is about is someone's re-
ligious view pushed on our child. Under our
constitution they have a right to speak what
they believe, but on the other hand we also
have the right NOT to listen to it. The price
of seeking to force our beliefs on others is
that they might someday force theirs on us,
so we don't bring our beliefs into the theaer.
This is the end of that tit for tat I won't con-
tinue to go one on one with you.
and definitive actions, and how she deals
with her medical needs.
This one was titled "Five Boyfriends" and
goes like this:
"I am seeing 5 gentlemen everyday as I
awaken. The first is Will Power, and he helps
me in getting out of bed.
After a few minutes, I go to see gentleman
number two, John, and I no sooner start to
settle down when gentleman number three,
Charlie Horse arrives. He's a lingerer and
takes a lot of my time and attention.
When I finally get rid of Charlie, gentle-
men number four, Arthur Ritis limps into my
life and stays the rest of the day. He doesn't
like to stay still in one place very long, so he
takes me from joint to joint.
After such a typically busy day, I am really
tired and glad to be going to bed with gentle
man number five, good old Ben Gay.
What a life, and, oh boy would you
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Faith in the Marketplace: Take your
cue from Independence Day Heroes
I liked Independence Day. The movie. I
enjoy science fiction, and ID had all the nec-
essary stuff powerful aliens, great huge
space ships, impending
doom for the world.
It also had characters
who stiffened their spines
when things really got
desperate and did what
needed to be done in
order to survive, and not
just their own survival but
the survival of everyone.
Heroes. People who let
it all hang out to do the Fr. Alan
right thing. We could do Kelmereit
worse than to emulate
But that was fiction. The reality of Inde-
pendence Day, the Fourth of July Indepen-
dence Day, is that in this country we have a
history of heroes, people who were willing
to risk everything to do what was right. We
know all about many of them.
There are many others we've never heard
about. Some survived relatively unscathed,
some lost all they had, some died.
July Fourth is the day we honor those
heroes, and rightfully so. We live with the
freedom we have solely because they were
believe I'm also beginning to flirt with Al
Zymer. If this keeps up, I'm thinking about
calling up Jack Daniels or Johnny Walker to
come on by and keep me company."
She goes on to advise, "Now remember
that life is like a roll of toilet paper---the closer
it gets to the end, the faster it goes--so have
fun, think only good thoughts while count-
ing your blessings and learning to laugh at
I am certain if my grandmother were still
here, she would let Obama know that there
are alternative solutions, other than always
depending on the government. She would
encourage him to give people credit for be-
ing able to take responsibility for their own
actions and needs, with the understanding
that the government is there if needed in
support of those needs.
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willing to risk everything, to be heroes, al-
though I doubt they would have described
themselves as such.
The heroes of our history were certainly
not, however, limited to the War for Indepen
dence. There has been a constant stream of
them, in all walks of life, risking everything
to do the right thing. Of course there were
many then, and are many today, who prefer
to let others take the risks and simply live in
the comfort of the freedom that others have
There will always be people like that, but
this is not their day, their lives will not be
celebrated on Independence Day. They will
have to be content with being in the shad-
We need heroes today as much as we
ever did in this country. Not just heroes who
go to war, but women and men who are
willing to live heroic lives every day. Heroic
lives every day? You bet! We need people
who are willing to say and do what is right,
even when it is not popular or politically cor-
We need parents who are willing to stand
up for, and to, their children to see that they
learn what it means to be good citizens,
what it means to stand up for the right, and
what it means to trade popularity for honor.
What does it take to be a hero? You must
have a clear moral compass to help you
know right from wrong. That may sound
easy, but very often it's not. You must have
a sense that what you give to others really is
more important than what you can get from
You must have the wisdom to know that
money, and power, and popularity, and pos-
sessions are not necessarily the signs of suc-
cess. They can just as well be the signs of a
Where do you learn these things? How
do they get to be so much a part of you that
you live like a hero without even thinking
The most effective place I know of is a
church that teaches Godly, biblical living. Try
it, you might become a hero.
Fr. Alan is pastor of Church of the Good Shep-
herd, one block south ofRt. 80 on Collingswood
Pkwy, Port LaBelle. Services at 9 a.m. Sundays
and 9:30 m Thursdays. 863-675-0385. FaithMar-
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July 9, 2009 Caloosa Belle 5
Family members deployed
By Cathy Dyson
The worst part about being in a war zone
is not the danger, the heat or the blinding
"Being away from family, that's the big-
gest hardship," said Master Sgt. Juan Lopez.
The Spotsylvania County (Virginia) resi-
dent is doing his second tour in Iraq. After
almost 20 years in the Marine Corps, he
has been deployed more times than he can
This one is different.
The oldest of his four sons, Cpl. Jared
Lopez, is sharing a piece of the desert with
him, in a camp 50 miles west of Baghdad.
Both are glad to see a familiar face more
than 6,200 miles from home.
"It definitely brightens my spirit to have
my dad here, to have family nearby," Jared
said during a recent phone interview. "We
can always get together and talk."
Jared is 21 and a communications techni-
cian with the 2nd Marine Logistics Group.
His father, 38, is the operations chief for
the 1st Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment Secu-
rity Detachment.Basically, that means that
at Camp Al Taqaddum, the father's unit is
responsible for protecting the son's. Nei-
ther requested that they be sent to the same
destination; they simply got shipped to the
same place by chance.
Jared arrived in Iraq in January, and Juan
got there a month later. If assignments hadn't
changed at the last minute, a third member
of the Lopez family would have been there,
Cpl. Dane Lopez, 20, is an intelligence
analyst with the 1st Radio Battalion, 1st Ma-
rine Division. He's the second of the four
brothers; he was sent to military school in
Pensacola, instead of to the desert.
"He's really suffering," his father said jok
Dane was in Iraq for seven months last
year, and his deployment was much differ-
ent for Niriel Lopez, the mother of Jared and
Dane as well as J.J., 13, and Jesse, 8. She
didn't hear from Dane regularly because his
post was more remote.
"It was hard not knowing how he was
doing," she said. "Now, if I don't hear from
Juan or Jared, I can ask one how the other
is doing. You have that comfort, knowing
they're there for each other."
She can't imagine how tough it was in
previous wars, when communication wasn't
as frequent -- or instantaneous.
She's able to talk with her husband daily.
The separation is a little easier, she said,
because they make household decisions to
The father and oldest brother also check
in regularly with the younger boys to see
how they're doing in soccer and what
they'll do when the Marines return. Jared is
scheduled to come home for 10 days later
this month. When his father's tour ends in
October, the Lopezes hope to visit Europe
for 2 weeks. The younger boys don't have to
worry about missing school. Their mother
homeschools them year-round so they can
take long breaks as the military schedule
"We snag every moment we can," Niriel
Lopez said. She and Juan have been married
for 14 years. She was born in the Philippines,
and his Mexican family was from Ohio. They
met in Germany, where he was doing secu-
rity duty and she was a nanny. The first thing
he did after they married was adopt her two
sons, Jared and Dane.
The boys were so enthralled by their fa-
ther's description of life in the military that
both wanted to join the Marines after they
graduated from their homeschool high
school. Their father suggested they check
out other services, to make sure the Corps
was what they wanted. The two younger
boys may be heading in the same direction.
J.J. says his first choice is being a profession-
al soccer player, but Jesse has his heart set
on being a Marine sniper.
No doubt, the Lopezes will have stories
to tell when they return from Iraq. Both
Jared and Juan said they have a greater ap-
preciation for each other and their different
duties since they've been assigned to the
"Going through the hardships together,"
Juan said, "we're bonded even stronger."
(Master Sgt. Juan Lopez graduated from
Immokalee High School. He has relatives and
friends in LaBelle. Printed with permission from
Cathy Dyson and The Fredericksburg News, Va).
New officers elected
The Rotary Club held its annual banquet on Saturday, June 13 and elected new
officiers at that time. They are from left to right: President-Elect Randy Ham-
ilton, Secretary Michelle Brunetto, immediate past President Mark Lapp and
President Kevin Nelson.
Ronald McDonald comes to town
Ronald McDonald and his frend Trixy visited the LaBelle Recreation Summer
Camp on Thursday, July 2. He spoke to the children about friendship, other
countries' cultures and even on how to deal with bullies. He also told some
jokes, danced and sang songs as well. The children had a blast and really en-
joyed Ronald's company. His visit was arranged by Courtney Ford, Activities
Coordinator for the Hendry County Recreation and Nesbet Enterprises Inc.
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H1N1-Flu confirmed in
Glades County, FL-The Glades and
Hendry County Health Departments were
contacted in regards to four detainees at a
detention center within Glades County that
became ill with influenza-like-illness (ILI) on
June 27, 2009.
The Glades and Hendry County Health
Departments recommended the following:
Immediate isolation and quarantine of
all detainees within their housing unit
Any transport or movement of detain
ees be halted
Staffing assignments remain the same
Anti-virals to all contacts of the symp-
Two samples were sent to the State Lab
and were confirmed this morning for the
H 1N I virus. Two other samples are still pend-
ing results from a private lab. The Glades
and Hendry County Health Departments will
continue to closely monitor the situation.
The Glades and Hendry County Health
Departments also issued these recommen-
Avoid close contact with people who
are coughing or seem to be ill.
If you get sick with flu-like symptoms,
Martial arts summer camps
Integrity Martial Arts and Fitness Cen-
ter has some exciting summer camps. Call
us for more details 863-675-4974. Summer
camps going NOW!!
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.
stay home and limit contact with others.
Wash hands frequently (for at least
20-30 seconds) with soap & warm water
to lessen the spread of any respiratory ill-
nesses. Wash in between your fingers, your
finger nails, your wrists and forearms.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose and
Cover your nose and mouth with a tis-
sue when you cough or sneeze. Throw the
tissue in the trash after you use it.
Routinely wipe down "shared" items
(phones, door knobs, hand rails etc.) with a
The symptoms of H 1N I-Flu are very simi-
lar to the symptoms of the regular seasonal
flu and may include: -Fever (over 100*F) -
Cough and/or Sore Throat Body Aches
Headache Chills Fatigue.
A toll free information line has been es-
tablished to address the increasing number
of calls from the public requesting H1N1 flu
information. The number is 1-800-342-3557.
If you have further questions regarding
HINI, please contact your healthcare pro-
Demetrius Deshon Johnson, 19
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. Demetrius Deshon
Johnson, passed away Saturday, June 27, 2009,
in Fayetteville, N.C. He was
Demetrius was born to
Tangle Lee Johnson Brad-
shaw (deceased) and James
Bradshaw on Feb. 23, 1990.
Demetrius leaves his
memories to be cherished by
his princess, Eriana Deshya
Johnson; his brother, Shane Johnson; his sis-
ters, Acquiola Johnson and Taniqua Bradshaw;
and a host of family and friends.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday,
June 11, 2009 at New Bethel Baptist Church,
874 Suwannee Ave., LaBelle. Interment will fol-
low at Fort Denaud Cemetery, LaBelle.
Flowers and donations can been sent to Akin-
Davis Funeral Home, 560 E. Hickpochee Ave.,
LaBelle, FL 33935.
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Board of Trustees elects Dr.
Randall Parrish as chairman
Edison State College
Board of Trustees elected
a new Chairman for the
2009-2010 fiscal year. Dr.
Randall Parrish was unan-
imously elected Tuesday,
June 23, to a one-year
term as head of the Col-
"I am truly honored to Dr. Randall
serve as chairman of the Parrish
board of trustees of Edison
State College," said Parrish. "This institution
played a huge role in getting me where I am
today and I am grateful that I have this op-
portunity to give back in this way. Had it not
been for Edison in Fort Myers when I gradu-
ated from high school, I may not have had
the opportunity to go to college. It is a real
pleasure to work with the members of the
board, administration, faculty and staff of
such a well run, progressive organization."
Dr. Parrish is a practicing optometrist and
a proud alumnus of Edison College. Dr. Par-
rish was appointed to the board in March
2006 by then-governor Jeb Bush. He and his
family live in LaBelle.
Current trustee member, Chris Vernon,
will serve as vice chairman for the coming
year. Vernon is a practicing attorney; he and
is family live in Naples.
Board members and Edison State Col-
lege President, Dr. Kenneth Walker extend a
warm thanks to Dr. William Baquero, who
most recently served as Board Chairman.
"It has been my pleasure serve on the
Board of Trustees for this highly innovative
College," said Baquero. "I have enjoyed
being a part of this forward thinking orga-
nization. Edison State is a true asset to the
Southwest Florida community."
Dr. Baquero is a general practitioner spe-
cializing in gerontology through his practice
in Fort Myers. He served as an Edison Col-
lege trustee since 1997.
As directed by College policy the Board
of Trustees elects a new chair at the close of
each fiscal year.
The nine-member District Board of Trust-
ees is charged with the responsibility for ex-
ercising maximum local autonomy to estab-
lish rules, policies and procedures to make
certain the College is meeting the changing
post-secondary educational needs of the re
gion and is reflecting community values in
fulfilling the college mission.
Edison State College is Southwest Flori-
da's largest, most established, most acces-
sible and most affordable school of higher
education serving more than 18,000 stu-
dents in five counties with campuses in Lee,
Collier and Charlotte, and a center serving
Hendry/Glades. Many classes are available
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Christian Fellowship planned
You are cordially invited to International
Christian Fellowship this Sunday, July 12, at
10:30 a.m. Evangelist Jonathan Maki will be
speaking. There will be a complementary
lunch following the service. Please, come
and fellowship. International Christian Fel-
lowship is located at 233 Clark St. For more
information, contact Pastor Co at (863) 675
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
The dates for ordering will be as follows:
On-site ordering at Christ Central LaBelle Of-
fice from now until July 14, 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.
Pick up food July 25 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!
Vacation Bible School
planned at Grace Baptist
"Christmas in July" Grace Baptist Church
will have a great time in Vacation Bible
School with Christmas in July. Mark your
calendars for July 13-17, 2009 starting at 7
p.m. each night. There will be "Gifts", Car
ols, food, fun, crafts, candy, and celebration
of the gift of God's love when He sent His
Son to save the world. All children K 5th
grade are welcome to attend. The church
is located at 4200 N.E. Eucalyptus Blvd. in
LaBelle. Transportation is available. Call the
church at: (863) 675-3349. This will be the
best part of a child's summer and a parents
week. The first 100 children will receive a
gift each night.
Freedom Counseling Service
Center's new programs
Freedom Counseling and Services Center
at 60 Calhoun Street, is now offering "Laying
it down" -Helping people ages 16 and up in
small group settings aimed for support and
continuous lifestyle improvement ... every
Monday 7-8 p.m. Director: Lynn Jordan
"Overcoming Addictive Behaviors" -Ad
dictive behaviors often stunt peoples effec
tive and productive lives for which they were
created. These behaviors are not limited to
drugs and alcohol alone. This class through
the direction of the Word of God will enable
people to retrain their minds and step into a
life filled with purpose, joy and real meaning.
Every Thursday 7-8 p.m.
"Choose Life" An outreach for hurting
women. Pain often shapes the lives of wom-
en. This class will provide through God's
word the knowledge to understand and be-
lieve that we are not to be products of our
pasts and pains. We were created to be free!
Choose life-reach for the purpose, hope and
future that you've been promised. 2nd and
4th Thursdays of each month, 7-8 p.m. Direc-
tor: Linda Warner
Cowboy church to host
food and fellowship
The Cowboy Church will host food, fel-
lowship and the gospel on Thursday, July
9, at beginning at 6 p.m., food & fellowship
will begin at 7 p.m. Gospel music and the
word brought this month by Pastor Melinda
Brown of the Ministry Center of Lake Placid.
Come and join us and listen to the word of
God. The church is located on the corner of
Fifth and Main Streets at the Palmdale Com-
munity Center. Everyone is welcome.
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Edison State Foundation support
increases despite weak economy
It has long been known that demand for
higher education is counter cyclical with the
economy: that is, as the economy recedes
demand for higher education increases. En
rollment growth alone is a great challenge,
however, the demand for scholarship assis
tance required to enroll these students has
gone up beyond the increase in enrollment.
Many students and parents of students who
had planned to pay for their education
through earnings have found themselves
either unemployed or underemployed in
the course of the past year. Others who had
college funds invested in the stock or real
estate markets have seen those investments
decline precipitously. This increase in over-
all demand combined with the decline in
earnings from investments has caused the
Edison State College Foundation to redouble
its efforts to secure current financial support,
especially for scholarships to assist with the
increased student financial need.
Fortunately, the community continues to
respond to this need. "We are grateful that
even with the economic decline and losses
taken on our endowment that we are able to
provide continued support for scholarships
and other academic needs at the College,"
said Tracey Galloway, Edison State College
Foundation Vice President of Development.
"Whether providing scholarship support or
academic and program support the com-
munity has made the Edison State College
Foundation what it is today."
If there is one word to describe the phil-
anthropic giving to the Edison State College
Foundation in a time of economic uncer
tainty and change throughout the past year,
it is resilient. In its 42nd year of service, the
Foundation, which provides charitable and
educational aid to the College, awarded $1.7
million in scholarships to nearly 800 students
and provided more than $2 million in aca-
demic and capital support for Edison State
College. These funds came from a combina-
tion of current gifts from the community and
scholarship endowment funds. In addition,
the Foundation has received over $5 mil-
lion in gifts from the community in support
of the college's scholarship, academic and
"Donors are our greatest allies and the
Foundation would be incapable of meeting
student needs without them," said Galloway.
"We are fortunate that the people and busi-
nesses that support our efforts are forward
thinking. They recognize that despite the
current state of the economy, the students
we are educating now are the nurses, teach-
ers, managers and other professionals that
will be needed to insure our quality of life in
Edison State College serves more than
18,000 students in 5 counties including cam-
puses in Lee, Collier and Charlotte counties,
a center serving Hendry and Glades coun-
ties and many classes are available on-line.
For more information, please contact Tracey
Galloway, Edison State Foundation, 239-489-
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8 Caloosa Belle July 9, 2009
FCC presents WipeOut
The Summer Youth Program at the Fire-
house Cultural Center in association with
Pioneer Drama Service, Inc. presents WIPE
OUT on July 9 11 at 7 p.m. and July 12 at 2
p.m. Tickets are $7 in ADVANCE and $10 at
the door. For reservations, call 675-3066.
Fallen Heroes Benefit
Come to the color guard ceremony along
with the placing of the first stones at the La-
Belle Veterans Memorial on the corner of
Hwy. 80 and Main Street at 9:30 a.m. on July
Americraft Expo Center, South Florida Fair-
grounds in West Palm Beach. Preview will
be Friday from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. with adoption
from 1-5 p.m. Saturday adoption will be
from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. This adoption will be first
come, first served. Adoption fee is $25 each.
Call 1-888-274-2133 or www.wildhorseand
burro.blm.gov. Come out and give a horse
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.
Muse Community Awareness Diaper bank needs donations
Will be held on Saturday, July 11, from
10 a.m. till 2 p.m. at the Muse Volunteer
Firehouse, North Rainbow Blvd., off CR 720-
Loblolly Bay Road. Come check out the fire
wise, community park and share programs,
register to vote and more!!! Stay for lunch
with FREE hot dogs and soda. There will be
door prizes too. Bring the family!
VFW 10100 will have a pork dinner with
all the fixings', music and more at the VFW
home next to the fairgrounds on July 25.
Dinners will be served from 11 a.m. until 3
p.m. or until supplies run out. There will be
a $6 donation with all proceeds to benefit
LaBelle's Veterans Memorial.
VFW plans free event
VFW 10100 is planning a community
night Friday, July 10, beginning at 5 p.m.
Free jukebox and free hot dogs. Bring a cov-
Widows to meet
The Widows Support Group will meet for
lunch Thursday, July 16, at 11:30 a.m. at the
Rodeo Bar & Grill. All widows welcome.
Come to LaBelle Program
New classes offered at LaBelle Program
Center, 1221 State Road 29, South, (across
from Rodeo Grounds).
Please call 863-675-4130 for more infor-
Cardio-Kick Boxing Wednesdays -
Instructor Jan Bass Yoga Wednesdays
- Instructor Jan Bass Karate Monday &
Wednesdays Instructor Jan Bass
Adult Clogging Thursdays 6 p.m. In-
structor Pat Bedingfield Beginner Clogging -
Tuesdays Instructor Pat Bedingfield
Baton Lessons Tuesdays & Wednesdays
- Instructor Mimi (Bedingfield) Leschewski
Summer Fun Camp Monday Friday
7 a.m.-6 p.m. indoor play, outdoor play,
games, movies, Free lunches and snacks
Call now to sign up for anyone of the
Adopt a wild horse
There will be a wild horse and burro
adoption held on July 24 and 25 at the
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 loca-
tion in Lehigh Acres to service the residence
in LaBelle as well as Lehigh in need of dia-
pers for babies, handicapped children/adults
and the elderly.
They are in desperate need of all sizes
of diapers to help the less fortunate. Please
help them help families by dropping off dia
pers at Patriot Title Services.
If you are in need of diapers, please call
Rebecca Hines (239) 910-8198 for the store
hours and requirements.
Destiny Diaper Bank is a 501c3. www.
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-
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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 Park For more informa-
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highly publicized negative health effects, in-
cluding cancer and heart disease. It harms
nearly every organ of the body. Each year,
almost half a million Americans die from
Quitting smoking has immediate and
long-term benefits for you and your loved
There are many effective strategies out
there to help someone quit smoking, but
many smokers don't use them.
Proven interventions, such as assistance
from a health-care provider, medications,
and counseling, can increase a smoker's
chance for success.
Quitting smoking is not easy, but it is
worth the effort.
For more information on how you can
Quit using tobacco please call 863-674-4041
ext 128/143 or our FREE statewide Quit Line
at 1-877-822-6669 (1-877-U CAN NOW).
LaBelle Livestock presents:
Steak and big money
A donation of $100 entitles you to a steak
dinner for two and a chance to win a $5,000
Tickets are now being sold by the LaBelle
Youth Livestock & Agricultural Exhibitions,
Inc. for a dinner to be held at the LaBelle
Civic Center on Saturday, July 25, at 7 p.m.
All proceeds will be used to benefit the
annual Youth Livestock Show & Sale in La-
So come on out to support our youth and
get a chance to win the cash prize.
Hendry Co. State Attorney's Office, 1045
Pratt Blvd. LaBelle, FL 33935: Mailing ad-
dress: P.O. Box 387, LaBelle, FL 33975: Main
office: (863) 612-4920
Hendry Co. Witness Management: (863)
612-4921: Toll free: 1-866-249-3904: Fax:
Glades Co. State Attorney's Office, 500
Avenue J, Moore Haven, FL 33471: Mailing
address: P. O. Box 1087, Moore Haven, FL
33471: Main Office: (863) 946-0077
Glades Co. Witness Management: (863)
946-0057, Fax: (863) 946-1102
A Minute of Health
Approximately one in five people in the
U.S. still smoke, despite its well-known and
time when newspapers
everywhere are struggling to survive,
you can show your support for your
Caloosa Belle newspaper by
purchasing an e-subscription.
It's only $26 annually (50 cents a
week). Each week you'll receive an
email with a live link to the latest
issue. TiMs will allow you to read
the entire newspaper online even
when you're traveling.
Please call 1-800-282-8586
or subscribe online at
July 9, 2009 Caloosa Belle 9
Sign up for football, cheer
Ages 5 to 15. The LaBelle Longhorn Pop
Warner Football and Cheer program is now
signing up players and cheerleaders at Winn
Dixie and U Save on Saturdays from 11
Longhorn board meeting set
The next monthly meeting of the LaBelle
Longhorn Booster Club, Inc. will be held on
July 9 at 7 p.m. at the Longhorn field at Da-
vis-Pratt Park in the boys locker room.
First "Big Lake" softball
The first ever "Big Lake" softball tourna-
ment will be held on July 25 and 26 from 9
a.m. until ? at the City Coplex in Moore Ha-
ven. The tournament will only take the first
10 teams, so RSVP by July 22. Also featured
will be the "Long Ball" Home Run Derby.
Call J Brown at 863-254-7088 or 863-946-
1600 for more information.
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 on 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 ap-
Racing returns to the Hendry County Motorsports park on July 18.
Hot racing returns July 18
On Saturday, July 18, a dream becomes
reality when the newly renovated Hendry
County Motorsports Park opens with a bang.
Late model stock cars from all over the south
including the Bobby Labonte Foundation
late model, driven by Jason Fitzgerald, will
do battle in the Budweiser 30 Lap Challenge
on the high banked 3/8 mile clay track. Some
of the other stars on hand will include radio
personality Bubba The Love Sponge's Miller
Genuine Draft Dodge, Rich Pratt, Shan Smith,
Roger Crowe, Perry Crowe, Keith and Jackie
Nosbisch, Marshal Austin, and many more.
The track is located one half mile north of
the intersection of Hwy. 80 and Hwy. 27 near
the Hendry/Glades counties line.
Along with the super fast late models,
there will be five other divisions on hand to
put on a complete racing program. These
divisions include sportsman, street stocks,
pure stocks, V-8 bombers and mini stocks.
These divisions will be full of local stars
including John Wilson, Tommy Hill, Jesse
Brown, Jim Powers, Connie Turner and
many more great and experienced drivers.
The night will also feature the crowning
of the first ever Fast Start Redneck around
the Lake. This event will feature2-wheel
drive, street legal pickup trucks. This will
surely be a fun favorite event and great fam-
ily fun for all.
Tickets can be purchased in advance for
only $10 and $5 for students at numerous
locations around the Lake. For a list of ticket
locations and answers to many common
questions about the great family entertain-
ment call (863) 673-4325 or (863) 675-8888.
Information is also on line at Hendry County
Basketball camp a success
Another great basketball camp occurred this past week at LaBelle High
School for players Kindergarten through eighth grade with 82 campers en-
rolled. The athletic department would like to thank the Nisbet family and
McDonalds of LaBelle for their generous support of our athletic program.
The high school players shown in the picture also worked hard as camp
counselors and helpers. These events are successful because of a lot of
people, and we thank those involved. Shown in the picture below are our
award winners for the week: (Left to Right, back) A. J. Ayala, Val Alsina,
Rachael Reinbott, Caleb Rimes, Brittany Morrison (Left to Right, front) Jef-
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Citrus still a major economic engine in Florida
Citrus growers continue to face many
challenges, however Florida's signature
crop remains a powerful economic engine
that supports dozens of rural communities
across the state, according to the head of
Florida's largest citrus trade organization.
Michael W Sparks, executive VP/CEO of
Florida Citrus Mutual, delivered his "State of
the Florida Citrus Industry" address and used
the speech to emphasize the importance of
citrus, especially in tough economic times.
"Many towns in Florida's interior depend
on citrus and with the overall economy suf-
fering, our crop and agriculture in general
- becomes even more important," Sparks
said. "To paraphrase Mark Twain 'rumors
of the citrus industry's decline have been
Sparks gave the address as part of the
Florida Citrus Industry Annual Conference
which takes place in June and serves as a
venue for the industry to discuss issues im
pacting Florida citrus. More than 600 people
attended the event this year at the Hyatt Re-
gency Coconut Point Resort and Spa in Bo-
nita Springs. While praising the resiliency
of Florida citrus, Sparks acknowledged that
disease pressure, high inventories and de-
clining OJ consumption are "definitely put-
ting the squeeze on growers."
"We are facing some immense chal
lenges," Sparks said. "The spread of citrus
greening, the most serious citrus disease on
the planet, is putting our $9.3 billion industry
and the 76,000 jobs it creates at risk."
Citrus greening is a bacterial disease that
kills trees. All 32 Florida counties that con-
tain commercial citrus production now have
greening. The Florida citrus industry is now
mounting a multi-million dollar research ef-
fort to find short and long-term solution to
the disease. Sparks sounded an optimistic
"History has proven that the Florida cit
rus industry can overcome and survive pests
and diseases, hurricanes and freezes," he
said. "Citrus has been too good to the farm-
ing families of Florida to abandon. And with
all that's bad out there, growers are proud
to provide consumers with a wholesome,
great tasting and healthy product."
In other news, Florida Citrus Mutual
confirmed its board members and officers
for the 2009-2010 season on June 24. Fran
Becker, vice president of fruit procurement
for Peace River Citrus Products, Inc., Braden
ton, was re-elected president of Mutual.
At its 23rd annual meeting on June 3, at
the Dallas Townsend Agricultural Center in
LaBelle, the Gulf Citrus Growers Association
(GCGA) elected its officers to serve the or-
ganization for the 2009-2010 season. Elected
to lead the regional citrus association are the
President: Carey Soud, Soud Family Part-
nership; Vice President: Steve Smith, Alico,
Inc.; Secretary: Wade Timpner, George Aus-
tin, Inc.; Treasurer: Gallic Walker, English
Vice-presidents elected for the 2008-09
season are: Vic Story of Lake Wales rep
resenting the western area; Trey Smith, of
Vero Beach, representing the eastern area;
Raymond "Bo" Bentley, Jr. of Winter Haven
representing the northern area; and Mark
Wheeler of Lake Placid representing the
southern area. Marty McKenna of Sebring
was re-elected as secretary and Dennis
Broadaway of Haines City was re-elected as
The Board of Directors re-elected Mike
Sparks as executive vice president/CEO,
Jewel Letchworth as assistant secretary and
Kevin Metheny as assistant treasurer.
Mutual also officially installed its 21 mem-
ber board of directors at the Annual Meeting.
Each director serves a one-year term, with a
term limit of two years for the president.
Other members of the board include:
Robert E. Battaglia of Winter Park; Larry
Black of Ft. Meade; Kevin Bynum of Vero
Beach; J.A. "Jay" Clark, III of Wauchula; Rex
Clonts of Apopka; David Evans of Oviedo;
Richard "Ric" Freeman of Winter Garden; P.
Louis Haverlock of Balm; Tom Jerkins of Ft.
Pierce; George Neukom, III of Zephyrhills;
Steve Ryan of Arcadia; John Smoak, III of
Lake Placid; Steve Sorrells of Arcadia; and
Wade Timpner of LaBelle.
Founded in 1948 and currently represent-
ing nearly 8,000 grower members, Florida
Citrus Mutual is the state's largest citrus
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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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2006 3BD/2BA on 1.49 acres
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Needs aTC $65,000.
Development potential 8.2 +/-
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1.15 +/- acs commercial prop-
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Newer 1200 sq. ft. building on
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82 acre industrial parcel on S.
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$195,000 BRICK HOME with 3 bed-
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$55,000 TllS 3 BEDROOM 2 BATH
2005 well maintained manufactured home is
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GREAT POTENTIAL with this extra large
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$89,000 3/2 in Moore
Haven Yacht Club 1200
$117,000 4/2 Newer
MH on /2 Ac, Seller
$149,500 3/2 on 2 '/
Ac Recent Updates
1436 Sq Ft.
$165,000 3/2 on 6 Ac,
Marshall Field Rd.
$375,000 3/2 on 30 Ac
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 LaBelle.
$89,000 3/2 in town,
$110,000 3/2 w/pool
in Belmont, Short Sale.
Modular, Make Offer.
$157,500 3/2 in
Laurel Oaks, needs
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$169,00 6rbDen on
small jr 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 Offer.
$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
$200000 2 Steel
Bldgg 9L iteay
$249,000 4640 sq. ft.
hanger. Air port access.
$269,000 State Road
80 Corner / Ac, B-I
$395,000 800 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 [000
Sq. Ft. Zoned PU1) on
$589,000 3 Ac+/-
with Bldg on Sr 29, C-2
$675,000 5 Ac +/
Industrial. Will split,
Cleared & Filled, Seller
$55,000 2/2 MH in
$192,500 Old Ft.
Denaud 1 Ac.
Hammock I Ac w/dock.
Elevation with long
views, 5 Ac.
$499,000 Eagle Point
IAc Deep Water &
Protected harbor 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 '/1 Ac adjoins
greenbelt 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 1 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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This is professional position is responsibility for expanding academic
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Love the earth Recycle
your used items by
selling them in the
For more listings,
Child Care Available
in my LaBelle Home
Ages 2 years & up.
$50 Week & $50 dep.,
Breakfast, Lunch &
Call Ms. Debbie
Buying a car? Look in
the classifieds. Selling
a car? Look in the
When doing those chores
is doing you in, it's time
to look for a helper in
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for all your
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For more listings,
WINDOW AC very
good condition, $60.
SKIP BARBQUE'S Coca-
$3500/or best offer.
works fine, Kenmore,
good condition $100.
ERATOR White,only 7
months old. $250.
SIDE BY side white,
GE fridge w/ water &
WASHER white excel-
lent condition $175.
WASHER/DRYER, GE -
Like new, white, many
settings, $265. Call
WASHER/DRYER SET -
white excellent condi-
WINDOW AC 110 win-
dow ac $50.
SHED 10'X20' w/ at-
tatched 20'x20' carport
w garage door. $3500.
HUFFY 3 speed Ladies
26 in. Labelle ready to
MT. BIKE 18 speed Free
spirit only rode in
Florida Mountains! $55.
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.
SOFFITS NEW 12' Vinyl
White Vented 2 Boxes
White metal w/ ladder
$ 1 2 5 / fi r m.
White metal w/ ladder
$ 1 2 5 / f i r m.
CRIB Labelle. Quality
wood on wheels
$ 1 0 0 / firm .
CRIB Labelle. Quality
wood on wheels.
$ 1 0 0/ f i r m.
POWER WHEELS jeep
wrangler red w/
charger & batt. $50.
POWER WHEELS jeep
wrangler red w/
charger & batt. $50.
WHITE CHANGING Ta-
ble, good condition
LIKE NEW Designer
Mens means ean sz
32/34 EX Cond. Each
LIKE NEW Designer
Mens Shirts Shirts Sz
Lrg/Xlrg Ex Cond. EC
dress with sequence
- Brand new, never
worn. I also have
shoes to match.
$ 5 0 0
17,000 Late 80s 90s
16 albums + $1000.
DELL TOWER Fast XP
Pro, flat screen! Com-
plete system Like new!
BRASS BED like new
BRASS HEAD board -
CARAMEL COLOR mi-
crofiber sectional L
shape exc. condition,
CHILDS TABLE with 2
chairs, solid wood, exc.
CHINA CABINET -
DINING ROOM SET -
Round table, 3 chairs, 2
china cabs, good cond.
DRESSER & Chest of
drawers, exc. cond.,
$150 will sell separate-
GREEN LEATHER Sofa,
Love Seat, and Otto-
man $450/or best of-
KING SIZE Honey pine
bedroom set. $300.
KING SIZE 4 poster
Cherry Bdrm set in-
cludes 7 pieces -
$42 5 / neg
LIVING RM. Sofa,
Love seat, Chair, Coffee
Table, 2 End Tables.
Queen, Pillow-top, after
Memory foam 8" mat-
tress, new $400 OBO
OAK ROLL-TOP desk -
like new $100.
RATTAN COUCH, love-
seat and table valued
over 2,500 $500/neg.
SOFA 3 Piece Sofa sec-
tional w/pull out bed.
Very good condition.
TELEVISION 27 inch
works great $25.
The classifieds are the
most successful sales-
person in town.
GOLF CART EZ-GO,
2001, with battery
charger, good cond.
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"
EARLY 1900 Smith &
Wesson long rifle 6
shooter with holster &
500 rounds of ammo.
GUNS Ruger 9mm au-
to.,S&W 38 cal. revolver
KEL-TEC P11 9mm pis-
tol Near new, 3 mags,
grip ext, leather holster.
PARA ORDNANCE -
LDA-CCW S/S 45acp
DAO 4&1/4"bbl. unfired
SAVAGE 111 7mm Rem
Mag w/scope call 4
more info $400.
Rem., 3x9 Tasco scope,
bolt action, good cond.
WORLD WAR II Japa-
nese Mambo pistol In
good condition $350.
Machine $75/or best
LIKE NEW/LEAVE MSG.
WESLO PURSUIT 350
Stationary Bike Like
WEIDER PRO Club
weight bench w/3001b
weight set $300.
BEDSIDE COMMODE -
Scooter $500 also for
sale electric lift for sale.
ELECTRIC SCOOTER -
$1200/or best offer.
ELECTRIC WC lift -
$1200/or best offer.
POWER CHAIR Hove-
round. Like new. $495
charger & manual in-
SCOOTER Pride Leg-
end, 4 wheel. Needs
work. New tires. $200
SCRUBS size 2x only-
like new $5/or best of-
WALKER WITH wheels
$50/or best offer.
Electric. New condition.
55 GALLON metal bar-
HOT TUB 4 PERSON
HT 2YRS OLD $750.
PRETTY KITTYS 6
weeks old free to lov-
ing home $0.
& BOX w/remote. Brand
new only used 1 month.
x/large shower seat.
250 Ib cap. $95.
WATER COOLER Green-
way, 3 yrs. old. Hot &
Cold. Works excellent.
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
CHIHUAHUA 3 mo.
male. 2nd shots and
wormed. Barb (Days)
FREE KITTEN to Good
Home Female Grey ti-
ger striped. $0.
KITTENS FREE KIT-
TENS! VERY SOFT AND
PLAYFULL KITTENS IN
left!Looking for a
PERSIAN KITENS CFA
reg., purebred, w/ pa-
pers & all shots, $450
Shih Tzu's 9 weeks old,
4 males, $200 each
CANON REBEL XSI
w/zoom lens 12 MP
digital SLR like new.
treadmill 6mths old
and barely used. $200.
AKAI 30" Television -
wide aspect. perfect
How fast can your car
go? It can go even
faster when you sell
it in the classifieds.
DEWALT /2 in. Impact-
Driver Pd. 300 Never
Used $250/or best of-
Force, 5.5hp, at 3600
RPM's, 2yrs old, used 5
TOR like new 10,500
watts, on wheels,
$1750 or best offer
Games only (6) for 360
Good shape. $110
BOSE 3-2-1 (Series 3) -
Paid $899-Used 2
months $750/or best
DVD RECORDER Pio-
neer in excellent condi-
tion. Record from TV.
Get a quick response to
any item you may be sell-
ing with a classified ad.
BUDDY SEAT Kids ride
$ 5 0 / f i r m.
LIL DUDE STIRRUPS -
$ 2 5 / f i r m.
5 FT FENCE WITH 2
GATES $1000/or best
FINISH MOWER for
tractor w/3 point hitch
& pto. Call for details
HOG/DOG TRAILER 3
bayed with diamond
plate roof, new tires.
tractor 3cyl die-
RIDING MOWER -
Honda HT 1338, 38"
cut, 13hp eng, battery,
runs good $600
RIDING MOWER 12.5
HP 36" Mows Great!!
$400/or best offer.
When you want some-
thing sold, advertise in
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DUPLEX 3 Bdrm. in the
Belmont area of LaBelle,
A Farm Labor
2 & 3 Bdrm Apartments
*Must earn a min. of
$3998 from agricultural
or farm labor activities
*Spacious Apartment in
quiet, country setting
*Full Time Bilingual Site
*Community Rm, Tot
lot, Playground, Etc.
*Sewer and trash in-
cluded in rent no ad-
*Handicap units avai.
*Rental rates starting
40 Greentree Drive,
9:00 AM -5:00 PM,
LARGE 1 BR furn. apt.
on Hall St. S., LaBelle. 5
mins. from shop., banks
& Courthouse. Inclds all
utils, W/D, Direct TV.
House" 89 Calhoun St. -
Downtown. 2BR 1BA,
Decking & extra large
yard. Reduced to only
$695/mo. 1st, last & 1
mo Sec req. Call Broker
(863)675-3433 or Emily
3/2 newer mfg. home on
10 fenced acres,
1BR, 1BA, Non smok.
env. No pets. $550 mo.
+ good ref's &sec. Call
(863) 675-5968 Margaret
Barber Real Estate
DUPLEX 3/2 New paint,
tile & carpet. Screen
porch. $650 mo. 1 mo.
free. Trash Pickup &
Lawn Care Included.
LaBelle 3 BR on 2'/2
Acres, 50 Ft. Covered
Porch, Large Liv., Kitch,
Din. & Den. $725 mo.
LABELLE -large 3br,
2ba home, on Green-
belt lot, large rooms
Your new home could be
in today's paper. Have
you looked for it?
Port LaBelle 4/2/2
CBS home on Ig corner
lot. Great Rm. w/vault-
ed ceiling. Kit. w/Refrig,
Range, D/W, Micro. Lg
Mst Bdrm Suite w/spa-
like bath. Lg Screened
Lanai. $875 mo. Call
675-6145 Ext #200
PORT LABELLE 3br 2ba
No Pets, Non-smok env.
Margaret Barber Real
LABELLE Office Space
in Strip mall, 800 sq ft,
$550/mo + deposit.
Cowboy Way & Kennedy
Blvd. Monthly includes
tax: 5'x10' $42.80;
$58.85; 8'x25 $96.30;
24 hr access $25
returnable key deposit.
For more listings,
BELMONT 3BR, 2BA,
Large fenced lot. For
sale by owner Asking
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
LABELLE 3BR, 2BA,
1.64 Acre, Fenced w/
elect, gate. 4 Car ports.
30x40 Pole Barn, Black
top drive, New A/C.
New Home Buyers
Finish off that purchase
right! Visit White's
Furniture & Appliances
1060 Highway 29
ZERO!!! 0% Down
When you own land.
Modular, Mobile, & Stilt
Homes. Come visit our
Plant City Model center
w/over 20 model homes
to view. 800-622-2832
Buy Now/Build Later
PRIME VACANT LOT
Price to sell! Call Owner
RANCHETTE 1.25 acre
Montura Ideal for RV,
Mobile or Primary Home.
Owner Financing $2,000
Se Habla Espanol
For more listings,
3 cuartos/2banos trailas
doubles a costo nuevas.
Lame para mas infor-
LABELLE 2br, Iba, AC,
Ig deck, oak trees,
$ 1 5 0 / w k,
It's never too late to find
the perfect gift. Look
for it in the classifieds.
LABELLE 3BR, 2BA,
A/C, Oak trees,
$175/wk, $200 dep.
Call (307) 696-1334
LaBelle 3br, 2ba, Cent.
A/C, Remodeled. $600.
mo. + $600. Sec. dep.
239-368-5941. Lv msg
3 mi S of river. Dbl. wide.
$875 mo. + $875 dep.
Se rentan apartmentos,
casas y traileras a solo
$120 por semana. no
credito, mal credito.
Llame al 863-612-6511
MOVE TO YOUR LAND
Mobile Home Angels
Shop from a gift catalog
that's updated regulaly:
Casa localizada en el
por dueno con colo
5000 de encanche.
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
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
For more listings,
BOAT 14 Ft. w/ Trailer &
25HP Evinrude. In-
SEASWIRL 17' C.C.
1990 7'4" Beam 90HP
Evinrude, Trolling mo-
tor, Trailer $3500.
TOON TRAILER 2005
2 axels,almost new
WACO Select 16' on
boat with trailer. Trol-
ling motor included.
STREAK 1970 NO TI-
TLE NEEDS WORK
CITATION 1983 35'
RV Trailer with Florida
room, fully furnished.
COACHMAN 24' roof
air, sips 6, waning, tan-
dem axle, clean, self
JET SKIIS 1995 -
WaveRunner and Kawa-
saki 900. With trailer.
AIR BOAT TRAILER -
Brand new. 17FT x 8FT
$2300 or best offer.
S.S.PROP Suzuki s.s.
prop 131/4x18 Like
NEW 80hp tol40hp
2004 Kawasaki CRX
1200, red $3000 exc
HOMDA CLASSIC -
500 cc, 13,000 miles,
$500. Call Bob for de-
HARLEY 883 HUGGER
2000 Under 10,000
miles...Like new! No
calls after 9pm, please.
$ 4 0 0 0 / neg.
Join all the people who
say, "I sold it in the
ALUMA LITE '87 32'
A/C, clean, neat, good
shape. $4000 or best
For more listings,
CLASSIC 1986 good
LIER 1998 A/c, anti-
lock brakes $1000.
LET 1986 run great
good ac $2400/or best
DODGE CARAVAN SE
2000 CD, a/c, V-6
runs great $2000/neg.
1994 white, 4doors,
new tires. $1500.
1972 351 Cleveland,c
4 9" posi $1750.
FORD RANGER 1992 -
LINCOLN MARK VII
'92, 5.0, V8, auto., low
miles. $750 or best of-
MERCURY COUGAR '91
V8, Auto, rungs &
MONTERO '95 4 WD,
13 mpg in town, runs
well, Loaded, 7 pass,
NISSAN 300ZX 1987 -
runs but needs work,
free 1988 for parts
TOYOTA CAMRY 1992
A/c, p/w, p/l running
but smoking $300/firm.
FORD MUSTANG 1972
sprint olympic edition
runs needs resto
JEEP GRAND CHERO-
KEE 1996 Black
straight six, 4-wd
EZGO ELE. Select Two
seater, Good Cond.
Good Batt. W/charger
'85 Dooley, 4 spd, V8,
Shop here first!
The classified ads
FORKLIFT, 1998 JCB,
diesel rebuilt engine,
6500 Ibs, 4x4, side
shift, Must sell. Call
305-370-5647 with best
price, Clewiston area
3RD ROW BENCH -
Beige Ithr 4 Ford Excur-
sion. Nice! $100/neg.
FORD RIMS "NEW" 6
LUG 18" ALUM. FX4
$350/or best offer.
TIRES (4) military, for
4x4 or boggle, $300
TONNEAU COVER Black
Exc. cond. Fit on a
2004 Silverado Ext. cab.
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 pickup 2005,
good shape, std cab
DODGE PU '01 Ram
2500, quad cab, 5.9
diesel, hitch, runs good,
DODGE RAM CHARGER
'88 100 good condi-
TOP black, 72.5"x100",
front sliding glass, good
FORD DODGE RAM
1996 blue,runs good
$3000/or best offer.
FORD RANGER 1993 -
4-cyl, a/c, 5-spd, tinted
2001 Very nice, clean.
Needs tires. 4-cyl, air
bags, 4-wd, a/c, auto.
1998 Runs great,load-
ed, 131, 583miles
JEEP WRANGLER YJ
1991 Bucket seats,
5-spd, 4-wd, 4-cyl, 4.56
gears, Dania 30 in
front, Dania 35 in rear,
4" body lift, 4" suspen-
sion lift, 35x12.5x15 rim
and tires (mud country)
inside the cab is done
with Rhino Liner
$5000/or best offer.
ENCLOSED TRAILER -
for motorcycle, 6x12
UTIITY TRIALER 19
FT, Tandem, Double ax-
le. $700 or best offer.
UTILITY TRAILER -
5'x9' trailer with sides
and spare tire $400.
Find it faster. Sell it sooner
in the classifieds
UTILITY TRAILOR -
16'x 61/2 dual axle.
For more listings,
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.
7/21/2009 @ 8:00AM
326464 CB 7/9/09
HENDRY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
HENDRY COUNTY HOUSING PROGRAM
Hendry County hereby requests PROPOSALS from qualified bidders for the
demolition and construction of one (1) replacement housing unit and the
rehabilitation of up to nine (9) single family housing units located in Hendry
County as a part of the Hendr County Housing Program which consists of
Community Development Block Grants (A08 and H03), and SH.I.P. Pro-
Proposals are due no later than 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time on Thursday, Au
gust 6, 209 and delvered or mailed to: Ms. Barbara Butler, Hendry
County Clerk of the Court, Post Office Box 1760, 25 E. Hickpochee Avenue,
LaBelle, Florida 33975 1760 (the County will not assume any responsibility
for proposals received past the bid opening time) Any and all proposals
received after this time and date will not be opened or considered.
Proposals should be submitted in separate sealed envelopes marked
"HENDRY COUNTY HOUSING PROGRAM DEMO/REPLACEMENT -
RFP#2009-31' and "HENDRY COUNTY HOUSING PROGRAM REHABILI-
TATION -RFP #200-31" in accordance with the instructions distributed at
the mandatory walkthru meeting. All bids must be accompanied by copy
of license and proof of insurance if not already provided to County No con-
tator will be awarded more than three (3) homes unless they are able to
demonstrate that th have the financial capacity, staffing, and ability to
finish projects within he specified completion time.
For specific project information, contact Mr Clint Hines at 863 990-3070
Bids will be opened as soon after the 10:00 am, submission time on
Thursday, August 6, 2009 in the Hendry County's Clerk's Office, Second
Floor, at the Hendry County Court House in Laelle.
A mandatory meeting and contractor walk-thru for review of these proects
will be held on Thursday, uly 23, 2009 at 11:m am. in the lobby of the
Hendry County S.H.IP Office, located at 165 Lee Street, Court House
Square in LaBelle. An firm not represented at this meeting will be unable
to bid All poLential bidders must be in the S.H.I.P lobby no later than
11:05 a.m. in order to participate in this RFP.
Hendry County reserves the right to accept or reect bid Hendry Count
is an Equal Opportunity Employer, actively seeking Minority Contractor Par-
tcipation and promotes Fair Housing
Janet B. Taylor
326192 CB/CN 7/9,16/09
July 9, 2009 Caloosa Belle 15
BUSINESS & SERVIC
Water Heater Heat Recovery
Daniel Rennolds, owner
Spanish Line: 865-673-4423
P.O. Box 1380 LaBelle, FL
Se Habla Espaol
I.iccnscd & Insurcd I.i. #CACI814613
Air Conditioning & Electric, Inc.
AII (Collnoioige EluTrIc SluI & Stnld DUto CLIAmlNS
lEV, EAST FINMlCl AAlLAtLE FOI ALL ft lC Un
LICENSE #'s:CAC1815066 ER0001347
BEDDING BOBBY WHITE
Serving LaBellc Since 1966
OB Wn APPLANCES AND REPAIRS
Se Habia Espanol
835 S. Main St. LaBelle, FL
Al Major 863-673-1737 863-675-3111
Appliances Licensed & Insured #2006258472167
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NEW AND USED BEDS
Bring Coupon for FREE
Bed Frame with $100 purchase .aTlrT,
Does not include King size beds ,1wN \
1060 Hw 29S 863-675-0717 *--J
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mowing, lot clearing
or other jobs?
CHURCH OF THE GOOD SHEPHERD
Holy Euch' 9:00 am
Healing Eu ans or. 9:30 am
Bible Study -13 10:30 am
Collingswood Pkwy & Eu~ us Blvd Port LoBelle
"Where everybody is Somebody --
and Jesus is Lord."
9:15 a.m Sunday Worship
Lord's Supper Ist, 3rd & 51h Sunday
10:30 am. Bible Study
.4 miles west of Hwy 29 on CR 78
C- Sally Mae
s SDisc Jockey
Weddings Anniversaries Parties
Quinceaneras Dances Reunions
REPAIR SERVICE, INC.
Mobile & Home Repairs Ceilings, Walls, Floors
OFFICE (863) 675-5919
CELL (863) 673-0861
25 YEARS EXPERIENCE
Owner Roger Alexander, SR.
Lic HC096.SP and Insured
PORT LABELLE INN
Take a ride on the River or Just
relax at the peaceful Port LaBelle Inn
Free Hi-Speed Internet
Enjoy a great continental breakfast or
socialize in our lounge nightly from 6 12 pm
863-675-4411 Fax: 863-675-4892
1563 Oxbow Dr. LaBelle, FL
We Offer Seminole Feed, Lakeland Feed. Alafa, Timothy
Orchard, T-85, Jigs, Compressed, Round & Square Bales,
T&A ..$9.00, Bedding...$5.50, All Purpose 10%.. $7.50
Call Al Curry at 239-872-0998
275 Kirby Thompson Rd LaBelle FL, 33935
CUSTOM ORDERED MEATS
6978 CR 78 Ft. Denaud
We offer a Full Service Butcher Shop
Specializing in home made sausage (24 hour notice)
Breakfast Hot Italian Medium Italian
Mild Italian Linked, Bagged & Patty
Pork (24 hour notice)
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Caloosa Humane Society: Dogs need
you to take charge of them
Awhile back Suzanne Bonnell asked me
to provide some thoughts on training for
dogs. I'll forego any discussion regarding
cats as I suspect your cats already have you
well trained. I'm not a trainer per se but I
think there are some basics and common
sense we can agree on. After all, what can
be more satisfying than seeing your well
behaved dog do well in social settings with
both humans and other animals.
I think that it's important from the very
beginning to be what your dog expects you
to be: the Alpha in charge and the center of
his universe. Your dog wants to follow you
and if you do not assume this role then you
place your pet in the uncomfortable position
of having to assume it himself. The top rung
of the social ladder must not be left vacant
by you. This is a stressful situation for a dog
and one that can easily lead to problem be
havior including aggression.
If you have just acquired a puppy, consid-
er puppy kindergarten classes for him when
he is old enough and far enough along in
his vaccination series. These classes help get
both of you off on the right foot. You learn
simplicity and consistency. You also have
to practice between classes. After all, you
do want your pride and joy to go directly to
the head of the class. Just as important for
your pup, he will become properly social-
ized around other dogs, something that if
not learned early might only be taught later
If you adopt an adult dog you may be for-
tunate enough to only have to reinforce what
was already learned....or not. But that's OK.
This is where patience, love and consistency
come in. If you are the cool, calm and col-
lected Alpha that you're supposed to be,
your dog will want to please you. Accentu-
ate the positive! Rewards promptly given for
a job well done are a must. Our bullies all but
wear signs reading, "Will work for food". Its
amazing what they will do for treats. Elimi-
nate the negative! Punishment is confusing
and counterproductive. It never works.
Name recognition is the first lesson. Af-
ter this teach your dog to "come" from vari-
ous distances in a variety of places; not just
your back yard. You'll want to recall him
from pursuing that squirrel as well. From
there you can proceed to "Sit", "Down" (re
ward the instant elbows touch the ground),
"Stay", and for high energy breeds "Freeze"
or "Settle" is helpful.
There are many good training guides
available written by people more knowl-
edgeable on the subject than I. Keep learn-
ing sessions short but frequent. Keep com-
mands simple. Reward promptly for a job
well done. Kind and patient consistency will
take you and your pet a long way.
Remember: No one appreciates the spe-
cial genius of your conversation as your dog
does. Christopher Morely
Bruce G. Steinfeldt, D.V.M.
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