Vol. 87 No. 28
Veterans memorial to
The community is invited to the
dedication of the LaBelle Veteran's
Memorial Park on 25 July at 9:30
a.m. The park will be a memorial
to all who have made the ultimate
sacrifice in service to their nation.
At that time, the first three bricks
honoring fallen servicemen from
LaBelle will be set. Each will be
engraved with the name of one of
the servicemen: Staff Sgt. Christo
pher Strickland, who was killed in
Afghanistan last year; CWO John
Hammett, who was killed in Iraq
shortly after the staff sergeant and
SPC 4th Class Nicholas J. Cutinha,
who sacrificed himself in Viet Nam
to allow as many of his buddies as
possible to escape a horrendous
ambush. His Medal of Honor is on
display at American Legion Post
130 in LaBelle.
The memorial park is located at
the corner of Main Street and Hick-
pochee Ave (SR 80), across from
the Hendry County Courthouse.
See Page 2 for information about
how to contact the newspaper.
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Thursday, July 23, 2009
Hendry County curfew in effect
By Patty Brant
As a deterrent to gang activ-
ity, the Hendry County commis-
sioners, with the full agreement
of Sheriff Steve Whidden, opted
to place a curfew on juveniles,
limiting when they can be out
at night. The ordinance was
passed May 26. The ordinance
is also intended to help ensure
the safety of young people who
may be easily victimized, espe-
cially after dark.
The law affects anyone un-
der 17 years of age.
In general, minors are not
allowed to be in a public place
between the hours of 11 p.m.
and 5 a.m. Sunday through
Thursday, except when school
is not in session the following
day. On Saturdays, Sundays and
days when school is not in ses-
sion, they may not be out be-
tween 12:01 a.m. and 6 a.m.
In addition, a minor who has
been suspended, expelled or
truant from school may not be
in a public place, establishment
or within 1,000 feet of a school
between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. on
Exceptions are included in
the ordinance. Minors may be
allowed out during those hours
1. He or she is accompanied
by a parent, sibling at least 18
years of age or person at least
21 with control of the minor
and the parent's permission;
2. If he/she holds a job and
must travel to or from that job
during those times;
3. If they are engaged in in-
See Curfew Page 3
Rope up some fun: Rodeo this weekend
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head on out to the LaBelle Ro- o. 29 SOUT 'MrE s FL
deo Grounds July 24 and 25 for 1 612 M
the National Day of the Cowboy
Put on by Bull Pit Ministries
of LaBelle, over 400 cowboys
and cowgirls are already signed
up to test their skills in the are-
From Mutton Bustin' for the
youngest cowpokes, all the way
up to the Break Away and Re- Caloosa Belle/Patty Brant
lay races, there's bound to be Mike MacDowell, pastor of the Bull Pit Ministry, and his
many events that will bring you buddy Tripp Edgar, 11, show off the stock trailer which
to your feet. is the grand prize for the three-part rodeo series that be-
Events also include Pee Bar- gins July 24-25 and continues with rodeos September
rels, Junior Bull Riding, Wild 25-26 and November 27-28. Come to the LaBelle Rodeo
Grounds Friday, July 24 and Saturday, July 25, for some
See Rodeo Page 2 great family fun.
50 Plus tax
City: Board to
meet Aug. 6
By Patty Brant
Caloosa Baptist Church received ap-
proval for its plan to bring in two tem-
porary buildings for Sunday School.
They will be used as the congregation
builds a permanent structure. The tem-
porary structures will be permitted for
two years at which time the church may
seek a one-year extension for the proj-
ect, if necessary.
The Education of Southwest Florida,
Inc., also received a special exception.
As a result of inadequacies in the pro-
cess, for which the city accepted partial
blame, the existing mobile homes at the
site were not properly permitted. Now,
the process has been tightened, and in-
See City Page 2
By Dale Conyers
Unemployed? Tired of walking the
streets looking for work and having no
Well help is finally here in LaBelle
- the Career and Service Centers of
Southwest Florida working with the
Education Center of Southwest Florida,
has opened a satellite office at 4930 SR
29 S, approximately four miles south of
A Career and Service Center of
Southwest Florida is a One Stop Career
Center created to assist employers and
job seekers by connecting employment,
education, and training services into an
integrated network of resources.
See Center Page 2
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Horse Race, Senior Barrels, Ribbon Roping,
Wild Cow Milking, Team Roping and Brand-
ing, Ranch Doggin' and Tying, Bull Riding
and Team Tying.
This will be the first in a series of three ro-
deos, with the remaining events September
25-26 and November 27-28. The All Around
Cowboy or Cowgirl winner of the entire se-
ries will walk away with a brand new 14'
Circle W stock trailer. All Around Cowboy
and Cowgirl with high points in series will
go home with a beautiful saddle. Event win-
ners will earn some great belt buckles.
Friday night, events begin at 8 p.m.; 7
p.m. Saturday. Admission for kids five and
Continued From Page 1
eludes an improved manner of notification
of annual reviews.
On behalf of the school, Julie Wilkins re
ported that ECSWF has graduated 153 heavy
equipment operator students in parthership
with SFWEMD, 79 construction students,
started a new certified nurses assistant class
with 12 students and has 16 in its CDL class.
In addition, the school has put on computer
classes for over eight years, with over 150
ECSWF is also partnering with the Work
force Development Council on use of a third
Mayor Puletti pointed out that, possibly
for the first time ever, the city's tax role has
declined. He said the reduction is about 15
percent less than the possible 25 percent
the city was fearing. "We'll be working with
less," the mayor said, "but can do it with
Road and Bridge Department gas taxes, not
ad valorem money."
Grant writer Ron Zimmerly asked the city
to choose a possible second project for new
Florida Recreation Development Assistance
Program monies. The board discussed a
possible waterworks park, similar to one in
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Don't forget the dance, featuring Chris
McArthur and The Infield Band, Saturday
night beginning at 9 p.m. There will be a $5
The National Day of the Cowboy began
in 2005 to boost awareness of the Cowboys'
contribution to America's rich Western heri-
tage. The National Day of the Cowboy flag
flies in 24 states and four countries. It even
flew aboard the Discovery Space Shuttle
and with our troops, the Desert Cowboys,
It happens at the LaBelle Rodeo Grounds
on SR 29N. Friday night it all starts at 8; 7
p.m. Sunday. Remember, this is a family
event no alcohol, please.
Moore Haven, that could replace the tennis
court at Barron Park. The grant deadline is
September and the board will continue to
consider possibilities and will pursue the
grant monies for a project.
In other business
Fire Chief Malcolm Johnson reported the
welcome donation of a 5" supply line hose
from by Alva Fire Department. He said the
department is "20 strong" and is handling
about 60 calls per month at this time, as op-
posed to 80-90 during the dry months.
HCSO Lt. Kevin Nelson said deputies are
issuing citations for infractions of the new
primary seatbelt law (which allows them to
pull over a driver not wearing a seatbelt) and
is paying extra attention to traffic problems.
Aim Engineering's Dave Whidden report-
ed that the plan for sidewalks along MLK is
coming along. He said they are revising the
plan and will raise the sidewalk on the west
Bids for the city's wharf project at the
river along Barron Park were opened. Hone
Destruction of Cape Coral was low bidder at
$114,056, well within the $170,000 available.
Commissioner Dave Lyons moved to accept
the bid and it passed unanimously.
The board opted to simply pay a $4,000
DEP fine for a water color infraction at the
end of the line several months ago.
The city commission's next regular meet
ing has been moved up to the first Thursday
of the month, August 6, so the commission-
ers may attend the League of Cities meet-
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The Southwest Florida Workforce De-
velopment Board, Inc. oversees workforce
development initiatives in Charlotte, Collier,
Glades, Hendry, and Lee Counties. With
membership from business and commu-
nity leaders, it is well positioned to keep
pace with a region that includes very diverse
workforce needs. By using stimulus dollars
from President Obama's Stimulus Package
the Board was able to open both a LaBelle
and Cape Coral satellite office.
Ashley Betencourt, Career and Service
Center Specialist, is the only full time em
ployee at the LaBelle office and will be on
hand to assist anyone who stops by search-
ing for a new job. The satellite centers will
provide internet job searches through Em
ploy Florida Marketplace access and help
with resume writing. The center will be
open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through
Friday and anyone is welcome to stop by
and take advantage of the program.
"This Center will help a lot, people don't
have to drive 40 miles to get help at the
Clewiston or Immokalee One Stop Centers,"
said Geri Yoraschek, Chairman of the Educa
If you need to talk to a career counselor
you can call Ashley at 863-675-6800 and set
up an appointment to see Tim Nevarez, Cen
ter Supervisor of the Immokalee and Clewis-
The Clewiston and Immokalee Career
and Service Centers offer employment train-
ing, helping workers earn certificates neces-
sary to gain employment, continue employ
ment or be promoted in their current job.
But there are eligibility criteria for the pro-
grams. Participants must:
Be terminated/laid off or notified of lay-
Be eligible for or have exhausted unem-
ployment compensations benefits or
Have worked long enough to establish an
attachment to the Labor market; and
Unlikely to return to his/her previous oc-
cupation or job.
Also, included are those laid off due to:
Plant closures or substantial layoffs at a
plant or facility;
Are employed at a facility at which the
employer has made a general announce-
ment that it will close within 180 days.
This is a performance-based program and
provides everything necessary for the stu-
dent to succeed including uniforms, books,
tuition and sometimes even transportation.
All the students need to bring with them is
their will to succeed.
"We hope the LaBelle Center will become
a full service center in the near future," Geri
Caloosa Belle/Dale Conyers
Joe Paterno, Executive Director of Southwest Florida Workforce Development
Board, Inc., Geri Yoraschek, Chairman of the Education Center of Southwest
Florida, Ashley Betencourt, Career and Service Center Specialist and Sonny
Huges, Executive Director of the Education Center of Southwest Florida inside
one the trailers at the new satellite office of the Career and Service Centers of
Southwest Florida on SR29 S in LaBelle.
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Advertising Services Coordinator: Dale Conyers
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Publisher: Tom Byrd
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July 23, 2009 Caloosa Belle 3
Triple murder suspect
will go to trial in August
By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
CLEWISTON -- RubyYolanda Parker, who
is charged with committing three murders
in Clewiston, will be heading to trial next
month after three years in detention.
Parker has been held at the jail facility
in LaBelle, awaiting trial for her alleged in-
volvement in the triple murder that rocked
the community of Clewiston in 2006.
She is expected to appear before Judge
Christine Greider at the LaBelle courthouse
complex on Aug. 19 at 9 a.m., with the ac
tual trial following shortly afterward.
Parker faces a fourth charge of home
invasion robbery, which points to the suspi
cion of detectives that the crime may have
been motivated by theft.
Parker has maintained her innocence, fil
ing a plea of not guilty in 2006. She is being
represented by the public defender's office.
Prosecutors with the state attorney's of
fice, in turn, filed a notice of intent to seek
the death penalty for Parker.
When it occurred, the murders surprised
many in Clewiston and on the traditionally
quiet neighborhood where the crime was
Officers responded to the residence on
Avenida Del Rio on Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2006
to find the bodies of Joey Glenn Whitaker,
52, Carolyn Cox Whitaker, 53, and Myrtle
Lee Cox, 80, inside the home. The police de-
partment had been called in to check on the
residents after efforts to locate them by their
family members failed.
Initially, Florida Department of Law En
forcement (FDLE) agents reported no signs
of visible trauma on any of the victims. One
of the family's vehicles, a truck, had also
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A search effort to find the suspects began,
with a number of different law enforcement
agents converging on a site at the Big Cy
press Indian Reservation where the vehicle
A short chase ensued, with the vehicle
ramming into two police cruisers. When of-
ficers ordered the driver to exit the vehicle
the suspect, Richard Harker, reportedly shot
himself in the head with a gun.
The woman passenger, Parker, was taken
Having been registered as a missing per-
son, law enforcement officials in Mississippi
who had been looking for Parker were sur-
prised. She was last seen in that state with
Members of the Whitaker family later told
The Clewiston News that Harker and Joey
Whitaker had worked together hauling trash
and debris in Mississippi following Hurricane
Katrina. One of the couple's daughters said
her father had previously expressed concern
about Harker's threats to shoot him, and re-
called a story about her father and Harker
having a falling out in Mississippi.
She believes she may have talked to the
suspect himself just before the murders
"You're the daughter from Naples, right?
You had a baby six months ago."
The man seemed well-spoken and con-
vinced the daughter that he was only taking
care of her father. When she offered to drive
to Clewiston herself, he reportedly told her,
"No, he's fine. We're going out to dinner."
News Editor Jose Zaragoza can be reached at
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4. If they are on an errand with the par-
ent's written permission;
5. If they are involved in, or responding
to, an emergency;
6. If they are attending a school, religious
or local civic organization activity that is su
pervised by adults;
7. If they are on their own property or the
next door neighbor's property, with their
8. If they are attending or returning to or
from an activity that involves the exercise of
rights protected under the First Amendment.
(This would include attending religious ac
tivities, political rallies, etc.);
9. If they are married or has been mar
ried in accordance with the law or had the
disability of nonage removed by a court of
competent jurisdiction. (This would occur
if a minor had successfully petitioned the
court to be declared an adult.);
10. If they are on active duty with the
Rosalio Cruz-Casiano Martinez, 39, was
arrested July 15 on a charge of felony proba
tion violation. Tanya Shaw was the arresting
Bill Grace, 37, was arrested July 14 on
charges of larceny theft and dealing in sto
len property. George Elver was the arresting
11. If they are homeless or use a public
or semi-public place as their usual place of
12. If they are participating in an event for
which the sponsor has received permission
from the county commission for minors to
be during restricted hours.
The ordinance also holds parents and
business owners responsible for their minor
children and sets penalties for those who al-
low a child to violate the curfew.
Minors, parents and/or business owners
may be penalized by a written warning for
their first violation; after that a $50 fine will
Anyone violating the curfew ordinance
minor, parent or business owner -may be
given a notice to appear by law enforce-
ment. Minors may also be taken into custo-
dy. Information will be recorded on the mi-
nor and the parent called to pick them up. If
the parent cannot be contacted or refuses to
pick the child up, the officer may transport
the minor home. According to Sheriff Whid-
den, the parents may face criminal charges.
Darrell James Herndon, 51, was arrested
July 13 on a charge of aggravated assault
with a deadly weapon without intent to kill.
Kristy Herrera was the arresting officer.
Cole Garrett Billig, 13, was arrested July
13 on charges of property damage, burglary
of a dwelling, and larceny theft. Nathan Kirk
was the arresting officer.
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Letters to the Editor
Can anyone name a Country that has
a Non-Capitalist Economic System, that is
flourishing with wealth and prosperity? Can
anyone name a Country under the Social-
ist Economic System that has wealthy non-
government Persons, Businesses or Private
Obama and his Czars all believe that the
United States Government should control
and run the Auto Industry, the Banking In
dustry, the Health Industry, etc. We have
had this system from the liberals in Congress
since the '60s. "Welfare" how's that work-
ing? The socially disadvantaged have had
great-grandma, grandma, mom and now
their kids on this giveaway program, which
is a minor form of socialism, that didn't
The following is a true story. An Econom-
ics professor learned that his new students
were firm believers of the Obama social
control policy. Under this policy no one will
be poor and no one will be rich, once it's in
place and everyone is equal, we will all share
and share alike in worldly entitlements. Ev-
erything will be good, (even if some didn't
earn their share).
Just a few words to say thank you to the
two wonderful ladies with the Hendry Coun
ty EMS that came on the emergency we had
when my wife was unable to breathe. These
young ladies went above and beyond their
line of duty to make sure my wife was taken
care of. They took her to the hospital and
they did everything they could to make her
comfortable and thank God my wife came
through with no problem. She is now back
to normal thanks to these two ladies' quick
action. Thank you ladies.
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The professor said he would use the so
cialism theory with all the test grades. The
first test average was a "B," the normally "A"
students were unhappy that the students
that goofed off, didn't study and scored, low
brought their test scores down. The sec-
ond test average was a "D." Apparently, the
slackers and goof-offs did even less on this
test since they made a "B" on the last one.
The bickering, blame and name calling all
resulted in hard feelings and no one would
study for the benefit of anyone else. The last
test average was "F." The whole class failed.
The professor pointed out to the students
that Socialism will always ultimately fail be-
cause when the reward is great, the effort
to succeed is great, but when government
takes all the reward away, no one will try or
want to succeed.
A brilliant scholar once said (and I be-
lieve he was talking about liberals) that an
ignorant person is a person that does the
same exact thing over and over and over,
and expects a different result each time. This
is the Liberal political machine that we have
in place now in D.C.
George Douglas Bostick Jr.
The following letter was sent July 17 to
Gov. Crist, Dale Brill at the Executive Of
fice of the Governor and State Rep. Denise
I don't have great hopes that the State of
Florida will acknowledge it's promises of as-
sistance to Hendry County, Glades County
and the Cites around the Lake due to the
Sale or Buyout of the U.S. Sugar Corp.
As I opened the Ft. Myers News-Press
this morning I see where the Office of Tour-
ism, Trade and Economic Development
has awarded Sarasota $7.5 million to quote
"Snag the Orioles" for a baseball training fa-
I, as will as many find this to be a tragic
misuse of public funds. Obviously a training
facility is far more important than the liveli-
hood and viability of the rural lake commu-
I can only continue to pray that the State
of Florida doesn't blacken our other eye and
turn it's back on our attempts to secure the
Inland Port Site.
Resident of Hendry County
Quality Service, Quick
turnaround time &
Ten tips for talking
By Les Morgan, pastor
Caloosa Baptist Church, LaBelle
Who among us has not quoted that now
famous line from the movie, Cool Hand
Luke, starring Paul Newman, when the War-
den said, "Now what we
have here is failure to comr
down is an oft-cited culprit -
in relationship problems,
be it in a marriage, within
a family structure, among
peers, or in the workplace.
If you are like me, I am al- Les
ways looking for ways to Morgan
enhance my style of con-
veying ideas to others. You needn't be a pas-
tor to understand the importance of clarity.
H. Norman Wright offers 10 tips for talk-
ing with others in a way that promotes com-
munication among people, especially those
with whom you are in a close relationship.
They are as follows:
1. Be a ready listener and do not answer
until the other person has finished talking.
2. Be slow to speak. Think first. Don't be
hasty in your words. Speak in such a way
that the other person can understand and
accept what you say. Proverbs 25:11
3. Speak the truth always, but do it in
love. Do not exaggerate. Eph 4:25
4. Do not use silence to frustrate your
spouse. Explain why you are hesitant to talk
at this time.
5. Do not quarrel. It is possible to disagree
A Minute of Health
Approximately one in five people in the
U.S. still smoke, despite its well-known and
highly publicized negative health effects, in-
cluding cancer and heart disease. It harms
nearly every organ of the body. Each year, al-
most half a million Americans die from this
addiction. Quitting smoking has immediate
and long-term benefits foryou and your loved
ones. There are many effective strategies out
there to help someone quit smoking, but
many smokers don't use them. Proven inter-
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without quarreling. Prov. 18:21
6. Do not respond in anger. Use a soft and
kind response. Prov. 15:1
7. When you are in the wrong, admit it
and ask your mate for forgiveness. When
someone confesses to you, tell them you
forgive them. Be sure it is also forgotten and
not brought up again.
8. Avoid nagging.
9. Do not blame or criticize the other,
but restore them, encourage them and edify
them. If someone verbally attacks, criticizes
or blames you, do not respond in the same
manner. James 3:8-10
10. Try to understand the other person's
opinion. Make allowances for differences.
Be concerned about your mate's interests. 1
Why not clip this article out of the paper,
attach it to the refrigerator, and discuss it
with someone this week? Who knows, the
listening may improve in that relationship,
the exaggeration may decrease, the anger
may subside, and the nagging will disappear
Try and let me know how it works. Email
me at: email@example.com. I'll be interest
ed to hear from you.
Dr. Les Morgan is pastor of Caloosa
Baptist Church in LaBelle, located200 yards
behind Flora & Ella's on Highway 80.
can increase a smoker's chance for success.
Quitting smoking is not easy, but it is worth
the effort. For more information on how to
Quit using tobacco please call 863-674-4041
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at 1-877-822-6669 (1-877-U CAN NOW).
The Salvations Army will be having a
Food Pantry Fundraiser on Thursday, July
30 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m at the LaBelle
Civic Center. They will be serving BBQ Pork
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Meeting set for LaBelle Bridge
The Public information meeting will be
from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Au
gust 5, at the LaBelle Civic Center (behind
The Florida Department of Transporta-
tion is hosting an open-house information
meeting to acquaint people with the reha-
bilitation project's estimated schedule and
detour for traffic. During the two hour meet-
ing please feel free to ask questions and talk
one-on-one with the project team. There
will be no formal presentation.
About the project:
The job is scheduled to start June 1, 2010
and finish early 2011, weather permitting.
The department's contractor will be making
electrical, mechanical, and structural repairs
to the bridge. This $5 million rehabilitation
project will extend the service life of the
bridge approximately 15 years with contin-
ued routine maintenance. The department
will hold another public information meet
ing in May 2010 before the project begins.
During some work activity, the State
Road 29 drawbridge will be closed to motor
vehicle traffic. Variable message boards will
be placed at locations in Glades and Hendry
Counties to alert drivers to bridge closures:
24/7 full bridge closure from July 5
through August 8, 2010
20 nighttime/overnight full bridge clo-
sures (8 p.m. -5 a.m.)
20 nighttime/overnight one lane clo
sures (8 p.m. 5 a.m.) Flaggers will di-
rect two way traffic using one lane on the
Local traffic, with the exception of heavy
trucks and other heavy vehicles, may use the
Ft. Denaud Bridge. Motorists are advised the
Ft. Denaud Bridge has a 5-ton weight restric
tion. The detour route during bridge clo-
sures will be State Road 78 and State Road
80 (east/west) and State Road 29 and U.S. 27
(north/south). Other routes also are avail-
able depending on destinations.
There may be some restrictions to boat-
ers. The Coast Guard will provide notifica
tion to vessel and marine traffic.
HENDRY COUNTY-The Hendry &
Glades County Health Departments were
informed today of the first confirmed
H1N1-Flu in Hendry County. A sample
that was sent to the lab was confirmed on
Friday for the H1N1 virus. The client had
mild symptoms and has fully recovered.
Individuals in close contact with the client
have not shown any symptoms, but will be
While most cases of H1N1 Swine Flu
are mild, there are exceptions. Pre-existing
health conditions often play a role in how
individuals react to the flu. Florida cur-
rently has listed 2,188 confirmed cases of
HIN1 Swine Flu.
The Hendry and Glades County Health
Departments will continue to closely moni-
tor the situation.
The Hendry and Glades County Health
Departments recommend the following:
Avoid close contact with people who
are coughing or seem to be ill.
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6 Caloosa Belle July 23, 2009
Faith in the Market Place Faithfulness in the Church
By now, you've probably seen the news
reports. If not, don't bother! The Episcopal
Church (TEC) just finished its every-three-
year General Convention.
Much routine business was
conducted, and many good
things were accomplished,
but what has and will con-
tinue to be in the press is
what was decided in the
realm of sexuality.
This Convention ad-
opted resolutions that clear Fr Alan
the way for non-celibate Kelmereit
homosexual persons to
be ordained to all levels of ministry in the
church, and for the development of rites to
conduct blessings of same sex unions. Over
the past few decades the leadership of TEC
has turned away from the teachings of scrip
ture in this and other areas, and has tacitly
claimed that the Bible can and should be up-
dated to reflect contemporary understand-
ing of these issues.
Because of this trend many clergy and
congregations have left TEC and gone to
other religious affiliations, and I believe that
many more will see the actions of this Con-
vention as the last straw and leave as well.
The question I'm getting to ion this column
is, "What about Church of the Good Shep-
herd, and what about their priest?"
Before I answer that directly, however, I
want to make clear a few things. First, ho-
mosexuality is only a trigger, an indicator of
a much more serious issue in TEC. That is-
sue is the nature and authority of the Bible,
and whether it is God's inspired word, or a
human document subject to reinterpretation
and revision. Second, the Bible contains no
concept of 'being' homosexual or not. That
is entirely a contemporary concept. The Bi-
ble only addresses sexual practice, and what
it says consistently and clearly is that God's
plan for sex is that it is to be used within the
context of marriage between a woman and
a man, and not in any other way. Finally,
Sharon Spencer Giardina, 50
LABELLE -Sharon Spencer Giardina, of La
Belle, passed away on July 19, 2009, in Ft.
Myers. She was 50.
She lived in Michigan for 40 years and was a
member of the Moose Lodge.
She is survived by her mother, Jean Spencer;
father, Larry Spencer; daughters, Denise Bohan
and Tiffany Spencer; sisters, Debra Williams, all
of LaBelle, and Barbara Mateo of Duluth, Ga.;
and granddaughter, Alyssa Bohan of Ft. Myers.
Memorial services will be 10 a.m., Saturday,
July 25, at Community Harvest Worship Center,
55 Orange St., LaBelle. A gathering will be held
following services at Collingswood Apartments
Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home -
ReeSnuech Ree Us
the people of Good Shepherd and I under-
stand that the Bible is God's inspired word,
and is, therefore, authoritative in matters of
faith and morals. And we understand that
God's love is extended to all people who
will receive it, and that as Jesus said, "If you
love me you will keep my commandments.
Now back to the reason for this column.
Why am I not leaving the Episcopal Church?
Perhaps it is in part my personality, perhaps
it is in part the result of a military career. I
am not leaving because I am not the least
bit inclined to cut and run when things get
tough. One thing we learn from the Bible
and from history is that God always pre
serves a faithful remnant within his people.
In many ways it would be easier and more
comfortable for me to go, but I am firmly
convinced that God called me to be a priest
in the Episcopal Church and to be pastor to
the people of Good Shepherd.
I will not abandon that call, and I will
not abandon the people. As for the people
of Good Shepherd, they understand that
they are called to be a witness for Jesus in
this community and within the Episcopal
Church, and they will not abandon that call.
Therefore we are staying to do what God
has called us to do.
Fr. Alan is pastor of Church of the Good
Shepherd, one block south of Rt 80 on Col
lingswood Pkwy, Port LaBelle. 863-675
* Immaculate 3/2 located in City of .aBelle
on oversized lot, features woodlike flooring
and carpet, master bath has tiled shower,
overspacious kitchen and much much more.
Priced to sell at $69,900.
* Riverfront Immaculate 3/2 waterway
estate on .14+/- acres outside of LaBelle.
Home is 2,425 sq. ft of living area with over-
spacious kitchen, pantry, screened pool and a
1,944 sq ft. workshop with ofice, bath and a
generator compressor room. $795,000.
SHorse lovers welcome! 4/2.5 on 3.24+/ in
Fort .aBelle Ranchettes. 2,500 sq. ft of living
area, 2 car garage, wrap around porch and
* 4/2 CBS hoiBm ftacres outside of
LaBelle. Neecd(Il I ',fl ,500,
* 3/2 on oaeisized corner lot in Port LaBelle.
* CorporaeownUJ allate 43 2,980 sq.
ft. of liing arGOrON pfi ,990.
* Cozy 2/1 in Port LaBelle Completely
redone form top to bottom Have to seer
* Corporate Owned! 2/2 on 5+/- acres in
Ortona. If you are looking for a little privacy
you found it here. $82,700.
* Nice 3/1 CBS in Port LaBelle. Seller says
make offer! $80,000.
* Bank approved Short Sale! Nice 2006 3/2
with vaulted ceilings, spacious rooms, plenty
of kitchen cabinets! Near schools and outside
city limits $73,500
* 3/2 Corporate o i 'CBS home with
pool on .50+/- central vac-
uum and much 1"
* Corporate i Ilngh'i 3/2 CBS home
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w/den locate atls i7 l41+/- of an
acre $59,90 4 7'"" 1
* Corporate owr 4,t4t 10400+/- sq ft
of giving aeaoi a f ~l eof LaBlle on
almost 48+/ .W! 9t00.
* Corporate ovaUNrlB tors, a little TLC
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men. 2006 CBS 3/2 upiex. $54,900.
* Corporate owned! 3/1 in Lehigh Acres.
1,144 sq. ft of living area with 1 car garage.
* Corporate o0 lj0fi5 CBS home w/
1,651 sq ft tA l miic ule, 2 car
garage $51, ".
* 3/2 home inlilrB e, A little TLC will
bring it a loI IeN'i
* Corporate owned 3/2 CBS home with
over 1,500 sq ft of liing area and 2 car
garage In Lehigh Acres $49,900.
* Corporate f 4 cited in Sun-N-
takes Sublivis s~WM acid $48,900.
* Corporate am a 2005 CBS home
w/wood flo a ,lops & 2 car
* Lehigh Acres 3/2 CBS home near Lee
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* Corporate owned! 2/1 CBS home centrally
located in Lehigh Acres $39,000.
* Great investment potential 1BR/IB home
on a corner lot. Homes needs some work.
but is priced to sell $25,000.
* Corporate onU gfltE Ron 50+/- acre in
Lehigh Acres~~flftl baring it a long
* Need more "living" room? 2,152 sq ft oflux-
urious living. 'his 4BR/2B home on 10+/- acs
has it all. spacious family room, master suite
w/ office, covered porch, and fencing for
horses. This one is a steal @ only $250,000
* Size will surprise you! 2BR/2B home on
10+/- acres is very well kept. Features a warm
comfortable living room w/gas fireplace, spa-
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* Immaculate 4/2 on 9.54 acres. Spacious liv-
ing room, family room w/fireplace, large mas-
ter suite, lots lots of more $249,900.
* Plenty of room for gardening on these
2.29+/ acres with a 3/2 manufactured home.
Motivated seller $150,000.
* Relax the rural way! Situated on 1.25 acs in
growing Montura, beautiful new 2006 3/2
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* Want country living without the long drive
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* Let's make a deal! 3/2 home features built
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kitchen, and plenty of elbow room. Outside
you will find a fenced yard and storage shed,
* Two for the price of one on I ac 3/2 well
maintained manufactured home + a 2/2 man-
ufactured home. $100,000
* immaculate 3/2 located in City of LaBelle
on oversized lot, features woodlike flooring
and carpet, master bath has tiled shower,
overspacious kitchen and much much more,
Priced to sell at $69,900.
* Affordable starter 3/1.5 on corner lot in
Moore Haven $50,000.
* Cor 4r aBelle
Call about our vacant land!
* .29 +/- acre in Belmont S/D. Priced to sell
at only $42,000. Possible seller financing.
* Buy now, build later Nice city lot in
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* Call about our Port LaBelle lots!
* Prime 20+/- a potential commercial parcel
located nearWest Glades Elem in Muse &just
minutes away from LaBelle. $3.50 per sq ft.
* Invest now build later Corner lot outside
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flooring, a new rocif & a fresh coat of paint, $55,000
* Very nice ground floor 2/2 condo only steps away
from the Port LaHelle Marina & The Port LaBelle Inn
& Restaurant. With tile in all living areas, carpet in
bedrooms, screened lanai, solid surface counter tops,
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* Classic Old Florila style 2/2 home constructed out
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BR/2B AHOME w/FloridaMIlBPINI sork shop. $49,000
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3BR/2BA WATERFRONT HOME w/125' Caluisahatchee River frontage.
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2BR/BA MOBILE in Ortna w/grcal views of the river 149,500.
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1436 Sq Ft.
$165,000 3/2 on 6 Ac,
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$375,000- 3/2 on 30 Ac
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$72,000 3/1 CBS in
$74,000 2/2 in Port
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Country Cabin on 2+
$211,000 3/2 on 2 Ac
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8 Caloosa Belle July 23, 2009
Local leaders work to
steer development to
the Hendry County area
With weeks to go, final pitch
for inland port is made
By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
HENDRY -- After Governor Charlie Crist
pledged to consider Hendry County's pitch
for the inland port concept, and that was the
last that the area heard of it, County Com-
missioner Karson Turner thought it was time
that locals did something to push the idea
In light of news that U.S. Sugar would
be selling land to the state for a grand-scale
rehabilitation project for the Everglades,
few locals found solace in the governor's
"I've heard nothing from Governor Crist,"
said Commissioners Turner. "All I've heard is
that he's getting ready to run for senate."
So with just a few weeks before the Port
of Palm Beach is expected to make a deci-
sion regarding where the inland port project
a project that has the promise of creating
thousands of jobs through a plan to route
major commercial traffic through the area,
along with the construction of a facility to
serve as a main hub, warehouses and other
manufacturing areas -- some in the area are
focusing on getting the award.
One of the major sites being considered
belongs to Florida Crystals and is located
near the city of South Bay because of its
proximity to U.S. 27 and railroad access.
Local county officials, however, have urged
the port to consider a site in Hendry Coun-
ty, which shares the benefits of the Florida
Crystals land, but would also help to offset
any loss in jobs that might be created by
Sugar's land sale to the state.
The two local sites include the Weekely
Brothers Industrial Park and the Airglades
Industrial Park, both in Hendry County.
Last week, Commissioner Turner invited
members of a number of environmental
groups and representatives of elected of-
ficials to tour the area from Clewiston to
Montura, to Port LaBelle to Ladeca to see
just how well the area might be served by
At the end of the tour, the biggest concern
seemed to be how to deal with sprawl from
such a project. Would, or could, Hendry
County support the influx of thousands of
new residents to the area should the inland
port create the demand for it? How might
municipal services be burdened beyond
their ability to deliver to those new popula-
tions, and where would new homes be built
to support the workers?
"Between Clewiston and LaBelle, you can
have a nice home for upper-level executives,
workers, but you don't have that capability
in Belle Glade or Pahokee," said Commis-
sioner Turner. "We could fill up Port LaBelle
and we could fill up any developments and I
still think we can operate without an expan-
sion of our infrastructure."
This can be accomplished, he said, with-
out destroying the natural resources that
make the areas around Lake Okeechobee
worth growing up in.
"We can readily take commercial ac-
tivities overnight and not harm the environ-
ment," he said. "I wanted them (the partici-
pating members of the Sierra Club and other
environmental groups) to see it first hand.
Anytime we can develop something eco-
nomically but it doesn't impede the environ
ment, then that's a good thing."
Despite this, the commissioner is cog
nizant that the project may not be sited in
Hendry County, but promises that all hope is
not lost to that possibility.
"I don't think that there's any reason for
the residents of Glades or Hendry to stress
if we're not chosen number one," he said.
"I don't think the Palm Beach Port Authority
will be able to develop this site all of their
own. They're broke. They had to fire people
this year because they had no more mon-
If that is the case, then the other ports
that might also be served, the Ports of Miami
and the Everglades, would need to become
involved. That's where Hendry County can
come in, the commissioner promised.
"We're willing to be a go-between,"
Commissioner Turner said.
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The 2009 LHS top overall driving students gathered for a quick photograph July
17 at Langford Ford. Langford has been donating use of its vehicles for the class
for over 25 years. Their generosity, along with the school board's willingness to
provide the class, makes it possible for LaBelle youth to enjoy the benefits of
a free driving class. Instructor Ron Dunbar points out that LaBelle is one of the
few places left that offer this in most counties driving classes cost $300-$400
per student. There were 65 students this year and, again, Langford donated
use of two vehicles to accommodate them all. Students receive 30 hours of
classroom instruction and six of driving experience, with either Mr. Dunbar or
David Blake. Graduates of the class also qualify for a waiver for their permit and
operators licenses. Pictured from left: Pat Langford, Marlana Nelson, Ashley
Golemme, Daniela Ortiz, Jordan Phillips and Dorian Deas. Michaela Cuellar is
School supply giveaway
HESPAs third annual school supply give
away will take place at LaBelle High School
August 2, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. or till supplies
run out. It is open to all LaBelle and Clewis
ton students. There will be also free back to
school haircuts offered. Like last year there
will be a raffle for a back pack filled with
school supplies, one for a girl and one for a
boy. To enter all you have to do is purchase
tickets or a hotdog and drink.
Breakfast at school
Hendry County Schools offer breakfast
at no charge to all of their students, every
school day. Breakfast times may vary from
school to school, so check with your child's
school office for the time schedule. Break-
fast is the most important meal and needs
to be a part if your child's educational day.
The National School Breakfast Program was
enacted to ensure that school children are
being served a nutritious breakfast daily.
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S Low interest financing
to upgrade farm storage
Goodbye to living history
The last immediate link to one of LaBelle's oldest families has been broken,
with the death of 89-year-old Mary F. Forrey Dyess on July 13. Mary and her
sisters, Flora, Ella and Ida, were born to LaBelle pioneers Melville and Corine
Forrey. Mary was the last remaining "Forrey girl." Her sister, Ida Forrey Lofton
Kirby, passed away just last March 24. "Miss Ida" had been LaBelle's unofficial
photographer and grand dame for many decades. The two elder sisters, Flora
Forrey Burchard and Ella Forrey Burchard, are famous for the restaurant that
still bears their names. They have been gone many years. Mary was the "quiet"
sister. Her husband, Glenn Dyess, was lockmaster at Ortona for some time.
When they moved into town, the couple managed the old Oaks Hotel, located
on property by Upthegrove Elementary School, for a time. They were both ac-
tive in civic groups but in a low key manner. For most of her life, Mary was con-
tent to care for her husband and family but could be counted on to support the
town, its people and its many activities. The "Forrey girls," pictured front from
left: Flora and Ella, Top from left: Mary and Ida.
Fun times at summer camp
The Crayon Lady visited the LaBelle Recreations Summer Camp on Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday of last week. She takes the kids to their imaginations
favorite place and helps them write poems and stories.
Including handling facilities
Clewiston, FL, July 8,--The 2008 Farm
Bill reauthorized the Farm Service Agency's
(FSA) Farm Storage Facility Loan Program
(FSFL). The program provides low-interest
financing for producers to build or upgrade
farm storage and handling facilities.
To expedite the FSFL approval process,
producers planning to submit an FSFL ap-
plication to FSA, may request an environ-
mental evaluation of their proposed project
at their county FSA office.
To comply with the provisions of the
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA),
FSA must evaluate the potential impacts the
proposed structure could have on the envi-
ronment for FSFL applications. An FSA-850
form must be completed for each FSFL ap-
plication before the application can be ap
Producers requesting an environmental
compliance determination are advised that
the FSFL application must be submitted and
approved before site preparation and con-
struction can begin on the facility.
Applicants will be required to identify
type of structure they wish to con-
*proposed site by marking the loca-
tion on an aerial photo.
County Offices will not accept requests
to complete FSA-850 via telephone. If a pro-
ducer is unable to visit the office, the request
must be submitted in writing and include
the necessary information to complete FSA
Additional information about initiating a
Farm Storage Facility Loan is available at FSA
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10 Caloosa Belle July 23, 2009
Great beginning for Hendry
County Motorsports Park
South Florida race fans finally got what
they have been waiting for all year. Open-
ing night at Hendry County Motorsports
Park, though not without its share of open-
ing night glitches, was an overwhelming
success. The standing room only crowd
of race fans and competitors jammed the
grandstands and pits Saturday night with
over 100 race cars overwhelming the nor-
mal pitting area. Shan Smith, driver of the
17SS late model from Dade City, Fl, took the
30 lap Budweiser Late Model Challenge and
the Late Model Dash, earning $1200 for his
efforts. Shan Smith is well known around
Florida as one of the toughest competi-
tors, and he seems to shine often at Hendry
County. Ken Kinney, Jr., promoter of Hen-
dry County Speedway has a top priority to
make the track work well for the drivers and
the fans with the next level of improvements
which include building more of a fan viewing
area in turn four, increased parking adjacent
to turns three and four, and getting a handle
on the precise amount of water to make the
track work well. Given the fantastic crowd
and a staff putting together the first show
working together, things went smoothly and
bodes well for the future of dirt short track
racing in South Florida.
Getting ready to rumble on the Ever
glades clay for July 25th racing will continue
with real limited late model action running
sportsman, street stocks, pure stocks, V-8
bombers, 4 cylinder bombers, and mini
stocks. Also included in our show stopping
night of racing will be an all new thunder
trucks running on the 3/8 mile clay track.
The track is located one half mile North of
the intersection of Hwy 27 near the Hendry/
Glades counties line. Ticket raffles, cash and
prizes awarded all night long and children 6
and under are FREE so bring the whole fam-
ily. Tickets can be purchased in advanced
for only $10 and $5 for students and at nu
merous locations around the Lake. For a
list of ticket locations and answers to many
common questions about the great family
entertainment call (863) 673-4325 or (863)
675-8888. Information is also on line at Hen-
Upthegrove Elementary 2009-2010
Student Dress Code
During school hours, all students should
be suitably dressed and properly groomed
and wear shoes at all times while on the
school campus. We urge students to dress
in practical, sturdy clothes.
T-shirts with obscene sayings or pic-
tures will not be allowed. Additionally, no
written or inferred references to alcohol
or tobacco are allowed. Tank tops, bag-
gy pants, crop tops, muscle shirts, biker
shorts, and shorts that are very short may
not be worn. Shirts must have straps of at
least three inches in width. Shorts must be
longer than the student's fingertips when
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 Complex 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-
School starts soon!
Come in for your
Family Eye Care!
Call (863)675-0761 for details
LHS Fall Football Camp and
the Start of the 2009 Football
Head Coach Hal Bennett would like to
announce that the LaBelle High School
Cowboys will be holding a football camp of
their own to begin the season. This football
camp is for 9th through 12th graders inter-
ested in playing football. Check-in to the
camp will be August 5th from 7:00 P.M. to
9:00 PM. at the entrance to the gymnasium
at LaBelle High School. The camp will run
from August 5th, through August 8th. Any-
one interested must have a FHSAA physical
form and parent consent form that can be
obtained at the front office of LaBelle High
School or online at www.fhsaa.org. For
more information please contact Head Foot
ball Coach Hal Bennett at (863)673-1688, or
by email at email@example.com.
The Hendry County School
District will soon consider a
budget for 2009-2010. A public
hearing to make a DECISION on
the budget AND TAXES will be
held on July 28, 2009, at 5:30
RM. at the School Board Meeting
Room, Hendry County Court
House, 25 East Hickpochee
Avenue, LaBelle, Florida. For
more information, please con-
tact the School Board Finance
Department at (863) 674-4100
Shoes with cleats may not be worn.
Athletic shoes or sneakers must be worn
during P.RE. class. On days students do not
have P.E., they will participate in recess;
as a result, closed-toe shoes are required
every day. Flip-flops are not allowed. Plat-
form shoes and any shoe with a heel over
one inch present safety problems and will
not be allowed at school.
No make-up of any kind is allowed dur-
ing school hours.
Caps may be worn outside but not in-
side the buildings
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AIR CONDITIONER -
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kenmore white 23 cu ft.
like new $350.
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whrilpool white excel-
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CHOPPER, boys, 26",
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DINING TBL. w/2
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CHINA CABINET -
DINING ROOM Table -
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Memory foam 8" mat-
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TELEVISION 27 inch
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WALL TABLE with 2
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GOLF CART EZ-GO,
2001, with battery
charger, good cond.
Evil Roy 45colt unfired,
blue/color case $675.
CZ-75B 9mm high cap
mags, Crimson Trace
Laser Grips, unfired
High Standard 22cal
R100, Smith & Wesson
357 mag mod 19-2, Ti-
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Blackhawk. All for
KEL-TEC P11 9mm pis-
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grip ext, leather holster
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STAINLESS COLT Com-
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mags, ambi safety
S&W 44 Mag. Limited
50th Anniv Edition, Oak
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Corevolution Back Ex-
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Gold Ring $2000/or
4 WHEELED walker -
Never used still in rap-
per $125/or best offer
HUB A Round Scooter -
used less than 2
months paid over 4,000
$2000/or best offer
POWER CHAIR Hove-
round. Like new. $495
charger & manual in-
POWER CHAIR JET 3,
New condition. Cost
$5000, Will sell for
SCOOTER Pride Leg-
end, 4 wheel. Needs
work. New tires. $200
Electric. New condition.
55 GALLON metal bar-
Air Bike, great shape
CELL PHONE LG Rumor
II brand new.
$100/or best offer.
CHROME RIMS 17
inch 8 lug $400.
Electric 3 wheel Ride
about scooter with car-
rier for vehicle. $350
HOT TUB 4 PERSON
HT 2YRS OLD $750.
MOBILE HOME 2/1
waterfront. All Appl.
PRETTY KITTYS 6
weeks old free to lov-
ing home $0.
& BOX w/remote. Brand
new only used 1 month.
SHOWER SEAT -
x/large shower seat.
250 lb cap. $95.
WATER COOLER Green-
way, 3 yrs. old. Hot &
Cold. Works excellent.
w/120 Watt Amp -
Good condition. $100.
Adorable Toy terrier
pups. Shots and
wormed. M $50, F $60
FREE HAMSTERS Free
FREE KITTENS 6 WKS
OLD KITTENS GOOD
HOME ONLY $0.
FREE PIT Mix Pups 10
Wks choc. If, im $0.
SELL PUPS pure-
bred, 8 wks, $150,
PERSIAN KITENS -
purebred, CFA reg., all
shots & health cert's, 3
females left, $350 ea.
TOY BREED PUPPIES
Maltese, Shih Tzu, Papil-
Ion, Designer Breeds, all
papered. $400 and up.
MOVIE CAM & proj. -
8mm, exc. cond.,
$150/or best offer.
dish & 2 new sat. re-
Love the earth Recycle
your used items by
selling them in the
- Extreme 2 & TC5000
POOL TABLE 9 ft.
BRICKYARD 400 (4) -
"Allstate", Sun., 7/26,
paddock seats, $367
Grab a bargain from your
neighbor's garage, attic,
basement or closet in
10" bench table saw
GENERATOR Briggs &
Stratton, never used,
5500w, lOhp, $500.
TOOL BOX Polished alu-
minum for pickup truck
- $150. (863)357-6315
PSP Great Condition. 7
games & case included.
VACUUM H20 vacuum
still in box $150.
For more listings,
06 CRAFTSMAN Riding
Mower 20HP Koh-
ler/46in cut $1200/or
tractor 3cyl die-
MESA PLANT WORLD
Exotic Fruit Plants
US Hwy 27 Palmdale, FL
Lic. # 48006674
For more listings,
A Farm Labor
2 & 3 Bdrm Aoartments
*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,
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
How fast can your car
go? It can go even
faster when you sell
it in the classifieds.
LaBelle, 2BR in city lim-
its, Lg lot w/Oak trees
Screen porch & shed.
$625 mo. 863-675-0104
LABELLE 3/2 CBS, New
laminate wood flooring,
spacious lot. $775 mo.
+ sec. (863)673-8862
LABELLE -large 3br,
2ba home, on Green-
belt lot, large rooms
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'x0' 42.80
24 hr access $25
returnable key deposit.
3BR/2BA, huge LR, DR,
Den, Fla. room, util.
w/wd, boathouse, dock,
ramp, carport, garage,
$900 mo. (970)728-8011
For more listings,
Repo's and short sales.
Never lived in! 4/2
On your Lot. Financing
Avail., up to $94k off
ext 210 Mr. Lyons
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,
3/2 DW, 1.5 acres
$875 mo. + sec. dep.
LABELLE 2br, Iba,
quiet, Ig deck, AC,
$150/wk, $350 to move
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!
NOW RENTING APARTMENTS
FIRST MONTH FREE.
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.
July 23, 2009 Caloosa Belle 13
200 FLORIDA HOMES
including 20 in the Ft. Myers area
AUGUST 5th 7:00 PM
Harborside Event Center
Get your next home at the price you set
with NO STARTING BIDS. If you're buying
your first home or your 10th, today's
housing market and low interest rates
make this an ideal time for you to buy!
OR CALL FOR A FREE BROCHURE
Saturday & Sunday
August 1st & 2nd
1:00 to 3:00 PM
Successful bidders will be required to put down $3,000
per property. The down payment MUST be in the form
of CASH or CASHIER'S CHECK made payable to the
bidder's name. 5% premium on each sale. All sales
subject to seller's approval.
H&M AB110; B.G. Hudson, Jr. BK3006464, AU230;
PM Harvill SL534399, DT Webb BK534398, SW Marshall AU2939
Country living at its best! Built in 2006, this 4
bedroom, 3.5 bath ranch home has 3000+/- sq ft.
Located on a picturesque 13+/- acre private lake
with stone waterfall on a 24 +/- acre parcel. Unlim-
ited upgrades inside and out! Enjoy fishing, boating
or just appreciate secluded panoramic vistas and
A unique investment opportunity to own this 66 +/-
acre Palm tree farm ideally located in Labelle, Florida.
(Glades County). This nursery contains a blended
inventory of over 14,000 palm tees. This whole-sale
inventory is valued in excess of $300,000.
Complete equipment auction will be conducted
same day including, but not limited to: John Deere
G, John Deere R Diesel 1951, John Deere 4020
Diesel, John Deere Model H, John Deere D, John
Deere B, John Deere, John Deere 5105 4wd, and so
Scott Oglesby, AARE 239-765-7673
Licensed Real Estate Brokers Call for flyer or
United Country view & bid online!
AB2577 / AU3313 LabelleFarmAuction.com
MOVE TO YOUR LAND
Mobile Home Angels
For more listings,
BOAT 14 Ft. w/ Trailer &
25HP Evinrude. In-
BOAT MOTOR Select -
3.5 Nissan w/12ft Alu-
minum Boat $400.
JON BOAT 10 Ft.
w/trailer 4.85 hp John-
son. Carb just cleaned.
2005 NEW COST 3600
USED ONCE,2 AXELS
SEASWIRL 17' C.C.
1990 7'4" Beam 90HP
Evinrude, Trolling mo-
tor, Trailer $3500.
WACO Select 16' jon
boat with trailer. Trol-
ling motor included.
CITATION 1983 35'
RV Trailer with Florida
room, fully furnished.
COACHMAN 24' roof
air, sips 6, waning, tan-
dem axle, clean, self
ER MOTOR HOME '87,
needs work, $2500 neg.
5th Wheel Hitch, 15K,
Reese, $100.00 Call
Your new home could be
in today's paper. Have
you looked for it?
2002 Mercury 8HP out-
board motor Freshwa-
ter use only $600.
AIR BOAT TRAILER -
Brand new. 17FT x 8FT
$2300 or best offer.
STAINLESS PROP 4
BLADE TROPH. PLUS
$400/or best offer
2004 Kawasaki CRX
1200, red $3000 exc
Honda Shadow 2007,
750cc. Runs excellent
Must sell $3000
SUZUKI 650CC 1999 -
seat.must sell asking
SUZUKI GS 500F 2005
Blue street bike, looks
good, and runs good.
YAMAHA V STAR 1998
new clutch runs good
58K miles $1800/neg.
ATV tires (4) 25x8-12
on rims fits Honda,
brand new $175 LaBelle
FOUR WHEELER, '05 -
size-500, runs great,
$2500 or best offer.
JEEP Select 1972 jeep
commando buggy, runs
SUZUKI EIGER 2006 -
$ 3 5 0 0/ neg.
YAMAHA 4 WHEELERS
(2), '89, shaft driven,
375. For details call
2001 needs work, incl.
For more listings,
1986 run & AC
$ 1 8 0 0 /fi r .
CLASSIC 1986 good
LIER 1998 A/c, anti-
lock brakes $1000.
CHEW LUXURY RIDE
VAN 1988 Tan,Trail-
er hitch, Seats 8, V-6
1994 white, 4doors,
new tires. $1500.
LINCOLN MARK VII
'92, 5.0, V8, auto., low
miles. $750 or best of-
V8, Auto, rungs &
MERCURY SABLE STA-
TION WAGON, '94 -
new air, 100k mi.,
MONTERO '95 4 WD,
13 mpg in town, runs
well, Loaded, 7 pass,
NISSAN 300ZX 1987-
runs but needs work,
free 1988 for parts
FORD MUSTANG 1972
sprint olympic edition
runs needs resto
FORD PICKUP 1946 -
rearend in good shape
$200/or best offer.
Chevy Blazer, 96 4x4,
V6, a/c, 4 dr., & 4-iwich
lift kit on trlr, $2200
JEEP GRAND CHERO-
KEE 1996 Black
straight six, 4-wd
3RD ROW BENCH -
Beige Ithr 4 Ford Excur-
sion. Nice! $100/neg.
FORD RIMS NEW 6
LUG 18" ALUM.NO
TIRES $300/or best of-
V Air tail gate for pulling
trailers fits 2003 GMC
up $100 863-673-5481
'95 Dodge 1500 pickup
with topper. $2000 obo
318v8 LaBelle 863-
612-4832 or 674-1333
1996 x-cab, auto, A/C,
DODGE DOUBLE CAB
'96 4x4, all trailer
hitches, good shape,
$3000 (863)634-7328 /
Dodge pickup 2005,
good shape, std cab
Shop here first!
The classified ads
FORD DODGE RAM
1996 blue,runs good
$3000/or best offer.
FORD F-150 1993 -
A/C, V-8, 4WD
$ 2 000 / firm.
FORD RANGER 1993 -
4-cyl, a/c, 5-spd, tinted
It's never too late to find
the perfect gift. Look
for it in the classifieds.
2001 Very nice, clean.
Needs tires. 4-cyl, air
bags, 4-wd, a/c, auto.
Get a quick response to
any item you may be sell-
ing with a dassified ad.
JEEP WRANGLER YJ
1991 Bucket seats,
5-spd, 4-wd, 4-cyl, 4.56
? ears, 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.
UTIITY TRIALER 19
FT, Tandem, Double ax-
le. $700 or best offer.
UTILITY TRAILER -
5x8 utility trailer with
sides and spare tire
UTILITY TRAILOR -
16'x 61/2 dual axle.
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING TO CONSIDER
ADOPTION OF AN ORDINANCE RELATING
TO THE SURCHARGE FOR STATE COURT FACILITIES
Notice is hereby given that the Hendry County Board of County Commis-
sioners will hold a Public Hearing on Tuesday, August 4, 2009, at 5:05
p.m., in the Commission Chambers, Hendry County Courthouse, 25 East
Hickpoochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida, to consider an ordinance relating to
the surcharge for state court facilities:
AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF
HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA, INCREASING THE SURCHARGE FROM
$15.00 TO $30.00 ON NON CRIMINAL TRAFFIC INFRACTIONS
AND CRIMINAL VIOLATIONS TO BE IMPOSED BY THE COURT AND
DISTRIBUTED TO THE COUNTY AND USED TO FUND STATE COURT
FACILITIES; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILTY, PROVIDING FR
CODIFICATION, INCLUSION IN CODE, AND SCRIVENER'S ER-
RORS; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DAT.
All interested persons may appear and be heard with respect to the pro-
If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Hendry County
Commission wit respect to any matter discussed at such hearing, he/sh
will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, h/she
may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made,
which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is
to be based.
A copy of the proposed Ordinance is available for inspection on week-
days between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m at the Office of the
County Attorney, 165 South Lee Street, LaBelle, Florida.
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
OF HENDRY OUNTY, FLORIDA
Janet B. Taylor Chairwoman
327697 CB/CN 7/23/09
NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED MEETING
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
The Board of County Commissioners of Hendry County, Florida hereby
gives notice of a meeting cancelation and a new meeting date. The
Bard's regulary scheduled meeong of July 28, 2009, has been canceled
The Board's next regularly schedued meeting will be held on August 4,
2009, at 5:00 p.m., Hendry County Courthouse, Commission Chambers, 25
East Hickpoochee Avenue, Laelle, Florida. The Board's August 11, 2009
regular meeting in Clewiston will be rescheduled, as well. Notice of the re-
scheduled meeting date will be provided when it is available.
If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Hendry County
Commission with respect to any matter discussed at such 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.
Board of County Commissioners
of Hendry County, Florida
Janet B. Taylo Chairwoman
327751 CB/CN 7/23/09
PUBLIC NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY OF
Florida Homebuyer Opprtunity Program
The state Housing Initiatives Partnership (SHIP) Program has awarded to
Hendry County $350,000. Ten Percent (10%) will be distributed for pro
gram administration. Fiscal year 2009/2010 S.H.I.P allocation of funds will
ie utilized to implement the Florida Homebuyer Opportunity Program
(HOP) strategy until the expiraton of the Florida Homebuyer Opportunity
Program Tax Credit as created through The America Recovery and Rein
vestment Act of 2009 The SHIP program is created for the purpose of pro-
viding funds to expand production of and preserve affordable housing in
Strategy #1 rcase ssis c P ram- First Time Home Buyers
very Low Income $30,000.00
Low Income $20,000.00
Moderate Income $10,000.00
ha blitation RepairsA Demoliion.
strategy *2 HOmruu R,
Maximum allowable: $30,000o 0
Stbratgy #3 Emerernca Home Recair-
Maximum allowable: $15,0000.0
Strategy #4 Disaster/ Mi tion Strat -
Maximum allowable: $30,000.00
Strategy #5 Florida Hnhmeuner Onportuniiy proaram-
Maximum allowable 10% of purchase price,
or $8,000 whichever is less
Strategies 1, 2, 3, will not be funded. Strategy 4 will be funded following a
natal disaster as declared by Executive Order All strategies are subjec
to funding availability.
SHIP FUNDS MAY NOT BE USED TO PURCHASE. REHABIITATE OR
REPAIR MOBILE HOMES.
Eligible households must quality under specifically mandated adjusted
gross income limits, adjusted to family size, and taxpayer filer status as es
tablished by the Florida Housng Finance Agenc for Hendry County and in
accordance with the specific guidelines createdfor each strategy. Eligible
single family owner occupied site built homes must qualify; each strategy
has an allocation and housing allowance limitation,
The SHIP Administration office is located at 165 Lee Street, Court House
Square, LaBelle or contact Aida Barnhart, SHIP Director Telephone
863-675-5297 to obtain additional information.
Applications will be available between the hours of 9:00am and 4:00pm.
SHIP will move forward with your application on a first ready, first served
basis until funds available are encumbered. The SHIP program will contin
ue to receive application a continuous basis for affordable housing a
sistance for eligible residents of Hendry County until all vailable funds
have been encumbered,
All SHIP assistance recipients must agree to comply with all SHIP Program
criteria and requirement as set forth in Chapter 91-37, Florida Administra-
ive Code and are frequently modified and amended. SHIP unds may
not be used to purchase, rehabilitate, or repair mobile homes.
SHIP programs do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, na-
ona orign, ex, marital status, familial status, disability, or age (provided
the applicant has the capacity to enter into a binding contract.)
327864 CN/CB 7/23/09
14 Caloosa Belle July 23, 2009
BUSINESS & S
W In*I 6 UI I R
Refrigeration a Repair Update* Maintain
Water Heater Heat Recovery
m RENNOLDS AIR
Daniel Rennolds, owner
Spanish Line: 863-673-4423
P.O. Box 1380 LaBelle, FL
Se Habla Espalol
liccn~ed & Insured Lic. #CACI814613
Air Conditioning & Electric, Inc.
Al (CODITIOEli & hELItrIC S Its Sm1CI DUO CLUINII
IlE, IJa FINANCIIE nAILUI F UL AC aUII
LICEIxs #'s:CAC1815066 ER0001347
q IT' ~863-675-0717
BEDDING BOBBY WHITE
Seeing LaBelle Since 1966
S QUALITY USED
APPLIANCES AND REPAIRS
Se Habla Espaiol
835 S. Main St. LaBelle, FL
AIMaor 863-673-1737 863-675-3111
Appianc ULicensed & Insured #2006258472167
NEW AND USED BEDS
Metal Bed Frames
1060 Hwy 29S 863-675-0717 -
www.whitesfurnitureandappliances.com .E -
mowing, lot clearing
or other jobs?
PEI'S TRACFOR 728-6629
CHURCH OF THE fOOD SHEPHERD
Holy Euc 9:00 am
Healing Euc ans ur. 9:30 am
Bible Study - 10:30 am
Collingswood Pkwy & Eu ptus Blvd Port LaBelle
"Where everybody is Somebody ---
and Jsus is Lord."
9:15 a.m Sunday Worship
Lord's Supper 1st, 3rd & 5th Sunday
10:30 am. Bible Study
.4 miles west of Hwy 29 on CR 78
ok, Sally Mae
SS Disc 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 Interet
ENJOY A GREAT DINNER AT OLIVIA'S LOUNGE
ENTERTAINMENT SATURDAY NIGHTS 8 PM TO 11PM
863-6754411 Fax: 863-675-4892
1563 Oxbow Dr. LaBelle, FL
-afln Landscaping Excavating
.-J Grading Stump Grinding
Site Prep Bushhogging
eioi...e Mobile: 863-673-0212
Owned by Jerry Jones
l B Lic & Insured #HC1103SP
We Offer Seminole Feed, Lakeland Feed, Aalta, Timotiy
Orchard, T-85, Jigs, Compressed, Round & Square Bales,
T&A...$9.M, Bedding...5.50,Al Purpose 10%..$7.50
Call Al Cuny at 239-872-0998
275 Kirby Thompson Rd LaBelle FL 33935
s, D & D
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)
Whole Pork Loins Whole Pork Butts
Whole Pork Shoulders Whole Pork Hams
Whole Pork Picnics Whole Scalded Hogs
Bulk Wholesale Meats
Aged Beef (minimum 14 day aging process)
Whole Beef Rib Whole NY Strip
1/4 Beef 1/2 Beef
Whole Beef Bulk Hamburger (bagged, patties)
Advanced Notice Required due to Aging Process
Community Harvest Worship
Center hosts VBS
Starting Wednesday, August 5 through
Saturday, August 8, form 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Wednesday Friday and 10 a.m. to noon on
Saturday. This year's theme is "Lava Lava Is-
land, Where Jesus's Love Flows." Children
from kindergarten through the fifth grade
are invited to attend. On Saturday, parents
are invited to attend with their child to hear
VBS songs, listen to Bible truths taught and
view crafts made that week. A luau lunch
will be served. The church is located on
Highway 29, directly across from LaBelle's
Rodeo Grounds. For more info please call
VBS at Churh of God
Everyone is invited to Vacation Bible
School at LaBelle Church of God, Highway
80 and Elm Street. They will have classes for
all ages. Come and enjoy the "Kingdom of
the Son." August 3 7 from 7 p.m. to 9:30
p.m. Everyone is welcome.
Come to Waves of Glory VBS
Come to Freedom Fellowship Ministries,
1301 SR 29N, Monday, August 10-Thursday,
August 13, from 9 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Swim-
ming pools, water slide, slip N slides, sprin
klers, water guns, bible lessons, snacks,
prizes and more!
Christ Central offers
Angel Food to you
Pick up your Angel Food order July 25
at Christ Central office, 120 College St., La-
Belle, from 1-3 p.m. Visa, Mastercard, food
stamps, check or cash accepted.
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
July 23, 2009 Caloosa Belle 15
Hendry Democrats to meet
The Hendry County Democratic Execu-
tive Committee will hold its July 27, meeting
in LaBelle City Hall at 7 p.m. All interested
citizens are welcome and Democrats regis-
tered to vote in Hendry County may partici-
pate in the discussion.
Old fashioned social
Mark you calendars for Friday, July 24, 7
p.m. at the Ortona Library. Ice cream plus
all the fixings will be provided. Bring your
neighbors for a yummy summer treat.
The Hendry County Sheriff's Office has
recovered a horse from running loose off the
roadways in Pioneer Plantation. If you have
lost a horse, please contact the Agricultural
Crimes Unit at 863-674-5600 or 863-805-5000
so your horse may be returned.
Summer caregiver training
Abnormal and challenging behaviors,
overwhelming stress, and the inability to
communicate with loved ones with Al-
zheimer's disease are problems that regu-
larly face family caregivers. The Alzheimer's
Association-Florida Gulf Coast Chapter is of-
fering a free caregiver trainings series in the
summer to address caregiver concerns and
offer tips on how to manage challenging
behaviors and caregiver stress. All trainings
will also recognize local programs and ser-
vices that assist persons with dementia and
Caregiver Training Series in LaBelle
July 31 Caregiver Rescue How to Re-
duce Caregiver Stress
Aug. 4 When Mom isn't Mom Anymore
Aug. 27 -What Now? Selecting the Right
Facility for Your Loved One
Sept. 4 -Maintain your Brain! How to Live
a Brain Healthy Lifestyle
All trainings are from 10:30-11:30 a.m.
at Barron Library, 461 North Main Street La
Please RSVP by July 28th, 2009 to Lisa
Rodriguez, Program Specialist at (863) 385-
3444. Sign up for one or all four. Seating is
limited. No cost.
Celebrate with Smokey Bear
The FL Division of Forestry will co-host a
Smokey Bear Birthday Bash in Glades Coun-
ty to celebrate Smokey Bear's 65th birthday
and provide critical information on wildfire
Since his "birth" on August 9, 1944,
Smokey Bear has been a recognized symbol
of conservation and protection of America's
forests. Join them in Glades County August
8 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Perry Park in Moore
Etch your name in
The LaBelle Veterans Memorial is well
on its way to becoming an important focal
point for our community and its visitors.
Located at the corner of SR 80 and Main
Street, the park will pay tribute to the fami
lies of the men and women who were lost in
the various battles fought throughout United
An artist's rendering of the park can be
viewed at the American Legion 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
Mail your order with payment to: Ameri-
can Legion Post 130, 699 Hickpochee Ave.,
LaBelle, FL 33935. Visa and Mastercharge
Checks are to be made payable to LaBelle
Benefit the Salvation Army
Come to the LaBelle Civic Center Thurs-
day July 30, from 11 a.m.- 1:30 p.m. for a
barbecue pork sandwich, baked beans,
chips, cookie and tea (sweet/unsweetened),
all for just $7. Proceeds will go to help the
LaBelle Salvation Army chapter.
Volunteer for Girl Scouts
Girl Scouts of Gulfcoast Florida, Inc. is
seeking volunteers to help complete short
20-minute phone interviews of applicants,
who want to become volunteers for the or-
ganization. Phone interviews can be made
any time and place that is convenient for the
interviewer. Some training is required and
will be provided by the organization.
It is preferred that the potential volunteer
interviewer have a background in either
human resources, social work, education,
child and family services or law enforce-
ment. For more information, please con-
tact Amanda Jacob, director of volunteer
management, at 239-561-1800 ext. 406 or at
Steak, steak and big money
A donation of $100 entitles you to a steak
dinner for two and a chance to win a $5,000
cash prize. 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 benefit the
Youth Livestock Show & Sale in LaBelle. So
come on out to support our youth and get a
chance to win the cash prize.
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
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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
"Splash Zone." Call now to sign up for any-
one of the above classes!
Adopt a wild horse
There will be a wild horse and burro
adoption held on July 24 and 25 at the
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
Summertime Youth Ranch
to hold rodeo event
On Saturday, Aug. 1, the Hendry County
Rodeo Association & Youth Livestock, Inc
will be holding a youth ranch rodeo. The ro-
deo will start at 7 p.m. at the Hendry-Glades
Arena at the Glades Resort on RT80 between
LaBelle and Clewiston. There will be several
open events including Barrel Racing, Pole
Bending, Relay Race, Buddy Pickup, Goat
Tying, Flag Race, Team Penning, Chute
Doggin,' Team Roping & Branding, Steer
Undecorating, Breakaway Roping, and Bull
Riding. The entry fee for each of the events
will be $20 per event, and $30 for bull rid
ing. A 60 percent pay back in each event and
an All-Around Male/Female Belt Buckle will
be the prizes worth entering for. Call ins for
the event will be held July 27 and 28, from
6-9 p.m. 863-983-5306. For Rodeo fans that
would like to come out and support the
youth, the gate admission will be $10 per
person (6 and under free).
For more information on the rodeo
please visit www.hendryrodeo.com or call
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canned dog and cat food; also any clean
ing materials, blankets, litter and chewies.
Please help in their time of need.
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16 Caloosa Belle July 23, 2009
Cypress Lodge, lost to time?
By Barbara Oehlbeck
Too little, too late... a sad statement
about many things, one that hits close to
home in Glades County.
In days agone no one seems to know
exactly how many years have gone by -
there was such a place, a building, a meet-
ing place called Cypress Lodge, near the
entrance of Fisheating Creek Campground.
A relic of the lodge is still there. However,
it has been neglected and turned down for
repairs until it seems as though rebuilding it
for any useful purpose, seems impossible.
At one time it was happily used for wed-
dings, receptions, meetings of all sorts,
reunions and the like, and there are those
who wish it could be restored. While it's
not a centurion relic, it is historic, one of
the few buildings in Glades County with its
It's been said that because the building
is probably not the required 50 years of
age, and is in serious physical condition, it
is the opinion of the Division of Historical
Resources that it does not meet the criteria
to determine it to be eligible for listing in the
National Register of Historic Places, nor is it
otherwise of architectural or historical sig-
nificance. The actual age of the lodge so far
as not been definitely established.
According to Harris Friedman, PhD,
about ten years ago, the only significant
damage seemed to be from roof leaks,
which Fish & Wildlife knew about fully and
did not address in a timely fashion. There-
fore, Mr. Friedman believes, they should be
accountable for its neglect and repair.
Dr. Friedman says, "While I do not know
the building's exact date of construction and
how that relates to its possible historical im-
portance, I do know it was very important
to the people of Palmdale and surrounding
communities for weddings, various meet-
ings and other important events, and in the
sense that historical importance is not de-
fined just by date but also by its impact on
people, it may have historical importance as
it surely was vitally important to local resi-
dents. The proposed demolition will be a
great loss of an important part of our local
"In this regard, I speak not just as a
concerned citizen of Glades County (and
appointed by former Gov. Jeb Bush as the
concerned citizen on the Settlement Agree-
ment Advisory Board over which I preside
that oversees the Management Area on
which this building is located), but also on
behalf of Save Our Creeks, a local advocacy
organization of which I am vice president."
Earlier this month a small group met at
the campground to personally review the
present condition of Cypress Lodge/Hall.
Those present were Harris Friedman, PhD,
Ellen Petersen, President Save our Creeks,
Larry Hilton, Deputy Glades County Man-
ager of Community Development, Grant
Steelman, Wildlife Biologist for Fisheating
Creek Wildlife Management Area, Greg
Johnson, local Palmdale resident who helps
in various areas at the Creek, and Milchael
Anderson, an administrator with Fish and
While this was an informal gathering,
several ideas and opinions were mentioned
including the possibility of erecting a struc-
ture somewhat like a pole barn, keeping the
corner stone fireplace and perhaps the serv-
ing bar, which is constructed of trunks of
Sabal Palms, Florida's state tree. The floor is
concrete as are the walls from the floor to a
height of about 2.5 feet.
Dr. Friedman has scheduled a meeting of
the Fisheating Creek Settlement Agreement
Advisory Board to be held July 25, 2009,
from 10 a.m. till noon at the Fisheating Creek
Campground on 7555 N. S. S. Highway 27,
N.W Palmdale, Florida. This meeting is to
consider the proposed demolition of the
Cypress Lodge at the campground within
the broader context of the overall manage-
ment plan for the campground. Also under
discussion will be the update on opening
the creek in its entirety to navigation and
to discuss the proposed transfer of Cypress
Knee Museum to Glades County and adding
additional parcels to the museum site.
Present at this meeting will be Jerry Lind-
sey, Director of the Office of Recreation Ser-
vices, Florida Fish and Wildlife Consrvation
Commission, who will answer questions
and discuss any concerns of those present.
The public is invited to attend.
If indeed the Cypress Lodge is totally de-
molished, it will be another example of los
ing sight of where we've been and some of
what was of importance to our families and
friends of bygone years... buried in the dust
and debris that is now history.
Barbara Oehlbeck is an author ofnon-fction
books, articles and essays, who lives in Glades
County. She can be reached at 863-675-2771
or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit her website
Caloosa Belle/Patty Brant
Look out! Summer is here and that means loads of fun. One way kids enjoy this
time of year is at summer camp held at Upthegrove Elementary School on July
8. Activities like this slip and slide and water balloon throwing not only use up
some of that excess enerav. but cool things off, too.
Caloosa Belle/Patty Brant
This boy lets it all go as he whooshes
down the slip and slide.
Caloosa Belle/Patty Brant
This counselor shows off some of
his surfing technique on the slip and
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Courtney Ford, Activities Coordinator
for Hendry County Recreation, tries to
dodge a water balloon.
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