Thursday, July 30, 2009
Vol. 87 No. 29
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Meeting set for LaBelle
The Public information meet-
ing will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
on Wednesday, August 5, at the
LaBelle Civic Center (behind City
Hall). The Florida Department of
Transportation is hosting an open-
house information meeting to ac-
quaint people with the rehabilita-
tion project's estimated schedule
and detour for traffic. During the
two hour meeting please feel free
to ask questions and talk one-on
one with the project team. There
will be no formal presentation. The
job is scheduled to start June 1,
2010 and finish early 201, weather
Open Auditions will being held,
Tuesday, August 4, from 5:30 to
7:00 p.m. for the 2009-2010 Season
of the Firehouse Cultural Center,
241 N. Bridge St., LaBelle. Not in-
terested in performing? We are al-
ways looking for interested people
to assist the directors, set design,
props, etc. Call us at 863-675-3006
for more info!
See Page 2 for information about
how to contact the newspaper.
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Veteran's Memorial Park Dedication
Caloosa Belle/Dale S. Conyere
On Saturday, July 25, the LaBelle Veteran's Memorial Park was dedicated to all who have
made the ultimate sacrifice in the service of their nation. The ceremony included the lay-
ing of bricks on which were engraved the names of some this area's fallen heroes. Above,
Eleanor McNulty and her daughter, Geraldine, escorted by Legionnaires John and Robert
Schall. presented a brick for John McNulty, who served in the US Army from 1941 to 1946 in
the China-Burma India, theater of operation, where under fire he was wounded and awarded
a Purple Heart.
Caloosa Belle/Dale S. Conyers
Mayor Paul Puletti officially declared the LaBelle
Verteran's Memorial Park open.
Caloosa Belie/Dale S. Conyers
Post 130 1st Vice Commander Bill Davis,
sets a brick in the walk way. These bricks
were engraved with the names of the ar-
eas fallen heros.
Let Langford Ford
Recycle WE'RE THE CASH
Your Ride FOR CLUNKERS SPECIALISTS
By Kathleen Greene
Curtains up! Light the lights!
There's nothing to hit but the
heights if you get involved in Hope
Connections of Hendry and Glades
Hope Connections has made
some gigantic strides during the
past three years, and the commu-
nity is welcome to partake in its
new and exciting spotlight.
The L Nobles Center, located at
475 E. Cowboy Way, is the home
of Hope Connections in LaBelle.
With its new renovations, land-
scaping, flooring and interior de-
sign, the elderly now have a beauti-
See Hope Page 2
By Patty Brant
Higher education is no longer a
luxury. For many jobs these days,
some type of structured learning
after high school is a necessity.
Edison State College has long
been there for students from La
Belle, Immokalee, Clewiston,
Glades County and even Belle
See Campus Page 2
575-1886 I- HIwa 29 South
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ful and invigorating place to socialize, share
luncheons and participate in activities like
Bingo, gardening, arts and crafts -and even
a bit of music and dancing!
Hope Connections welcomes all resi-
dents age 60 and over who live in Hendry
and Glades Counties to take part in their dai-
ly luncheons and numerous activities. Even
if you love your independent life in your own
home, Hope Connections is willing to reach
out a helping hand.
Personal home care, daily chores and
respite care for the caregivers are also avail
able. They are able to help with purchasing
supplies for your home, building handicap
ramps, emergency response systems, coun-
seling, medical equipment and supplies,
home delivered meals, transportation to
physician's offices and other essential er-
Hope Connections volunteer Mary Bar-
toshuk, recently received the prestigious
James Stephens Golden Appreciation
Congratulations to Mary Bar-
toshuk, who recently received
the James Stephens Golden
Appreciation Award. This
award is given to an individual
who has made outstanding
contributions and enhance-
ments to the older adult com-
munity. Mary is a shining star
as a tireless supporter of
Hope Connections providing
a myriad of volunteer services
including: provision of meals,
personal care, transportation,
medical equipment, baking
sugar-free cakes every Fri-
day and coordinating monthly
events. Thank you and con-
Serving LaBelle Since 1922
To Reach Us
Mailing Address: EO. Box 518- LaBelle, FL 33975
Physical Address: 22 Ft. Thompson Ave.
Phone: (863) 675-2541 Fax: (863) 675-1449
To Submit News
The Caloosa Belle welcomes submissions from its
readers. Opinions, calendar items, story ideas and
photographs are welcome. Call (863) 675-2541 to
reach our newsroom. The deadline for all news items
is 11 a.m. on Monday prior to the following
Award, which is given to an individual who
has made outstanding contributions and en-
hancements to the older adult community.
Mary is a shining star as a tireless supporter
of Hope Connections, participating in a myr-
iad of volunteer services including: provi-
sion of meals, personal care, transportation,
medical equipment, baking sugar-free cakes
every Friday and coordinating monthly
events. She also volunteers for the American
Legion Auxiliary, Oakbrook Nursing Home
and United Way.
Hope Connections Manager Michael
LaDuca hopes that the entire LaBelle com-
munitywill get involved with events at Hope
Connections. One of its biggest upcoming
events for people of all ages will take place
on Thursday, August 27, at 6 p.m. Get your
dancing shoes on, smile your cheeriest grins
as you take part in a country music night,
which will include line-dancing, karaoke,
and refreshments galore.
As the curtain goes up and the lights
glisten on this very special night August
27 you'll hit the heights when you meet
marvelous Mary, Michael and many of your
community residents and experience a great
night of fun you'll love it!
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Caloosa Belle/Patty Brant
Edison State College, LaBelle campus, has moved just down Cowboy Way from
the high school, to the old Community Christian School. The college is expand-
ing to serve students in the LaBelle, Immokalee, Clewiston and Glades County
area. The fall term begins August 24 and enrollment is ongoing.
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Glade, who either need a two-year degree
or want to earn a four-year degree close to
Since EC first came to LaBelle, it has been
growing. Now it has outgrown its facility on
the LaBelle High School campus and is re-
locating to the old LaBelle Christian School,
further west on Cowboy Way.
The facility is well suited to Edison's
needs. The main building will house the
main office, along with five rooms and a
large office space.
Brooke Bruhn has been the Center Co-
ordinator of Student Services for two years.
She said the LaBelle campus currently serves
approximately 500 students. With registra-
tion for the 2009-10 term ongoing, she said
enrollment has already increased some 20
percent over last year at this time.
Currently, students must continue to reg-
ister at LaBelle High School till August 15
when the school will officially move to its
new facility on Cowboy Way. Classes start
Entering the new facility's main entrance,
you will find a greeting area with offices to
The old church area on the west end of
the main building is being converted into a
student lounge an area for students to con-
gregate and facilitate student cohesiveness.
In addition there will be two computer labs
News Editor: Patty Brant
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Executive Editor: Katrina Elsken
Publisher: Tom Byrd
The Caloosa Belle is published by Independent
Newspapers of Florida. Independent is owned by a unique
trust that enables this newspaper to pursue a mission of
journalistic service to the citizens of the community
Since no dividends are paid, the company is able to thrive
on profit margins below industrystandards. All after-tax
surpluses are reinvested in Independent's mission of jour-
nalistic service, commitment to the ideals of the First
Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, and support of the
community's deliberation of public issues.
and the peer and professional classrooms
off the lounge area.
The move will allow EC to expand in size
as well as its offerings. Look for additional
daytime and morning classes at the new
Online courses are also very popular with
older and working students and EC offers
many AA classes on line. The facility has a
room for proctored tests.
The increase in enrollment may be
spurred by the slow economy, Ms. Bruhn
said, as well as the increase in financial aid
Overall, the new facility will provide 12
classrooms with space for seven staff mem-
bers and two full time faculty members
Amanda Pollitt: English and Janie Cudworth:
To the west of the main building, the
modular building will remain and will house
computer classrooms as well as general
classrooms. Computer classes are in high
demand and Ms. Bruhn said the LaBelle
campus offers a class in Microsoft Word
Suite every semester.
At the LaBelle facility, students can earn
general AA degrees, along with degrees in
business and education. Students may earn
AS degrees in business, early childhood
education and criminal justice at the LaBelle
At this time, students in health-related
fields must travel to the Lee, Collier or Char-
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July 30, 2009 Caloosa Belle 3
FHP hopes for leads in
2006 hit and run
Agency begins work on
By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
HENDRY -- Officials with the Florida High-
way Patrol are hoping that residents with
information about a fatal hit-and-run case
from a few years back will come forward to
finally help bring the case to a close.
In reviewing a number of their older
cases, investigators decided to bring back
those cases that have remained unsolved.
The hope is that the newly focused attention
will lead FHP to the suspects who have not
answered for their crimes.
One such case is a Dec. 22, 2006 death
involving a bicyclist in Hendry County.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol,
officials responded to the hit-and-run at ap-
proximately 6:52 p.m. that day on S.R. 29,
just south of C Road.
Witnesses told investigators that the bicy-
clist had been struck by two vehicles as the
man crossed the roadway.
The first vehicle was described as a small-
er, dark colored pick-up truck (possibly a
late-model Ford Ranger), which, after strik-
ing the bicyclist, continued traveling north
on S.R. 29.
Witnesses told investigators that another
vehicle struck the man, although no descrip-
tion of that vehicle is given. That vehicle is
said to have collided with the bicyclist as it
traveled south on S.R. 29.
"Hopefully, someone will see this, it will
jog their memory and we'll get new infor
mation," said Lt. Chris Miller, public affairs
officer for the highway patrol. "Maybe we'll
get new leads. That's what we're hoping
Anyone with information about the case
is asked to contact Corporal Louis M. Smith
Jr., FHP, in Arcadia at 800-993-4618, ext.
News Editor Jose Zaragoza can be reached at
Driver charged with six
counts of DUI manslaughter
Donald Lee Johnson, 48, was arrested
July 26 on a charge of criminal mischief -
damage to property $1,000 or more. Tanya
Shaw was the arresting officer.
Randell Lee Truman, 44, was arrested
July 26 on a charge of driving under the in-
fluence. Rick Alien Shepherd was the arrest-
Leonard Dewayne Gilley, 28, was arrested
July 23 on a charge of resisting officer, high
speed pursuit. Justin Smith was the arresting
Delia Torres, 49, was arrested July 25 on
a charge of aggravated battery person uses
a deadly weapon. Perry Short was the arrest-
Linda Darling Morrison, 48, was arrested
July 23 on a charge of cocaine possession.
Nathan Kirk was the arresting officer.
Juan Carlos Rodriguez, 36, was arrested
July 23 on charges of burglary with assault
or battery, and battery touch or strike. Na-
than Kirk was the arresting officer.
Robert Edwards Adams, 38, was arrested
July 20 on charges of producing marijuana,
marijuana possession, and narcotics equip-
ment possession. Brett Edward Daley was
the arresting officer.
Brandon Alan Purvis, 29, was arrested
July 20 on charges of possession of a weap
on by a convicted felon and nonmoving traf-
fic violation driving while license suspend-
ed first offense. Michael A. Favara was the
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On July 14, 2009, FHP investigators filed
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lee. The crash occurred on September 29,
2008, at the intersection of SR 29 and SR. 78
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Public Forum/Speak Out
Letters to the editor
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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!
Michael Jackson dies and it's 24/7 news
A real American hero dies and not a men-
tion of it in the news. The media seems to
have no honor and God is watching.
Imagine you're a 19-year-old kid. You're
critically wounded and dying in the jungle
in the la Drang Valley, 11-14-1965, LZ X-ray,
Vietnam. Your infantry unit is outnumbered
8-1 and the enemy fire is so intense, from
100 or 200 yards away, that your own Infan-
try Commander has ordered the MediVac
helicopters to stop coming in.
You're lying there, listening to the enemy
machine guns, and you knowyou're not get-
ting out. Your family is half way around the
world, 12,000 miles away and you'll never
see them again. As the world starts to fade in
and out, you know this is the day.
Then, over the machine gun noise, you
faintly hear that sound of a helicopter and
you look up to see an unarmed Huey, but
it doesn't seem real because no Medi-Vac
markings are on it.
Ed Freeman is coming for you. He's not
Medi Vac, so it's not his job, but he's flying
his Huey down in to the machine gun fire,
after the Medi-Vacs were ordered not to
He's coming anyway.
And he drops it in and sits there in the
machine gun fire as they load 2 or 3 of you
Then he flies you up and out, through the
gunfire to the doctors and nurses.
And he kept coming back, 13 more times,
and took about 30 of you and your buddies
out, who would never have gotten out.
Medal of Honor recipient Ed Freeman
died on Wednesday, June 25, 2009, at the
age of 80, in Boise, ID. May God rest his
Local Weather Forecast
Weather forecast for Hendry County from the National Weather Service
Thursday: Mostly sunny and hot with highs near 95 and a 40 percent chance of
scattered showers and thunderstorms after noon. Winds will be from the east between
3 and 6 mph.
Thursday night: Partly cloudy with a low around 74 and a 20 percent chance of
showers and thunderstorms after noon. Winds will be from the east around 5mph be
Friday: Mostly sunny and hot with highs near 95 and a 30 percent chance of show-
ers and thunderstorms. Winds will be from the east between 5 and 8 mph.
Friday night: Partly cloudy with a low around 74 and a 20 percent chance of show-
ers and thunderstorms. Winds will be from the east between 3 and 6 mph.
Saturday: Mostly sunny and hot with a 40 percent chance of showers and thun-
derstorms and highs reaching around 95. Winds will be from the east between 5 and
Saturday night: Partly cloudy with a low around 74 and a 20 percent chance of
showers and thunderstorms.
Sunday: Mostly sunny and hot with a high near 95 and a 40 percent chance of
showers and thunderstorms.
Sunday night: Partly sunny with a low around 74 and a 20 percent chance of showers
Monday: Partly cloudy with a high near 94 and a 40 percent chance of showers and
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A small town such as LaBelle should be
proud to have a Bible based school in their
community such as Community Christian
School and Eagle's Nest Preschool. Not too
many independent Christian schools have
been able to remain open, but you have
seen a miracle here in LaBelle for over 25
years. Their alumni have gone on to become
lawyers, doctors, military intelligence, psy-
chologist, just to name a few.
Our current president has stated that we
are not a Christian nation. Is that true? If resi-
dents of LaBelle do not fall on their knees to
pray and see the need for their children to
be under the teaching at Community Chris-
tian School/Eagle's Nest Preschool, we will
fulfill what the president has declared over
Rumors about CCS and it's demise brings
no glory to God, but ridicules His work. I en
courage the rumors to end. I have found that
the administrator, Shelton Gwaltney, has an
open door policy and I'm sure he would be
happy to answer any questions you may
I encourage local churches to treat CCS
as a mission to the children in their local
community. Will children learn Bible pas-
sages and answers to some of life's most dif-
ficult questions from public school?
Of course I'll raise our child in a Christian
home, but I prefer he also would have our
values reinforced at school. If that sounds
unreasonable to you, maybe you agree
America is no longer a Christian nation.
My son is registered for the 2009-2010
CCS school year. Is your child?
CCS Parent and teacher
Biting the Bullet
Much to my surprise with Obama's stated
position on guns, I was shocked to learn that
he has issued a memo telling Congress that
he's "Biting the Bullet" and issuing orders to
cut the 2009 budget by $100 million. Keep in
mind that this is the "peoples" budget. Not
the Obama's family budget. But I digress, for
this is even more shocking when you realize
that $100 million represents -1/35,000% of
his, pork-laden, $3.5 trillion Federal Budget.
With nothing better to do than pick my
self up off the floor, I decided that if Obama
could "Bite the Bullet" on behalf of all us tax-
payers, why shouldn't I, also apply the same,
stringent actions to our household budget.
We spend, on average about $2000 a
month on groceries, mortgage, medicines,
gas, etc., but following Obama's example,
we should go line by line through our bud-
get, just to make sure we are doing our
Using the same formula, we are going to
try and cut our spending at exactly the same
ratio of 1/35,000 of our total monthly budget
of $2,000. We ran the numbers and came up
with a savings of 6 cents! Would you believe
that if we had followed Obama's plan since
the first of January, 2009, we could have
saved 30 cents, and can now outlook saving
a total of 72 cents on an annualized basis!
So look out McDonald's! Stock up on those
burgers and fries. We're heading in to town
to get that "pork" flavored "bullet" taste out
of our mouths.
Makes a person proud to know that, by
following Obama's example and "Biting
the Bullet", we are contributing to an over
all economic recovery program founded
on "true" empathy and concern for all the
American taxpayers needs.
T. Bill Neville
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July 30, 2009 Caloosa Belle 5
Local history: The fire
that changed LaBelle
By Katrina Elsken
LaBelle recently bid a fond farewell to
the last of the Forrey sisters, who played an
important part in LaBelle's history. In this
1985 oral history interview from the news-
paper's archives, Ida Lofton Kirby, the third
of the four Forrey sisters, recalled her life in
In 1985, 1 was the editor of the LaBelle
Leader -which was later merged with the
Caloosa Belle. New to LaBelle I was curious
about the town's history and so I began in-
terviewing members of the town's founding
families. I still remember this interview with
Miss Ida. We sat on her screened porch and
sipped iced tea as she told me her story.
"Miss Ida" loved LaBelle. Her eyes sparkled
when she talked about her family, and mist
ed when she recalled watching her home
burn to the ground.
"My mother's parents were some of the
early settlers in LaBelle," said Mrs. Kirby.
"They came by way of Fort Myers, prob-
ably from Georgia. Her father was William
"They had a grocery store, which is the
O'Ferrell honey house now," she said, in
the 1985 interview. (The former O'Ferrell's
Honey House building is now LaBelle Real
"In 1909 my mother and father were mar-
ried. Flora was born in 1910. In 1912, Ella
was born. I am six years younger than Ella.
My sister Mary is a year and a half younger,"
"Around 1912 my father started a gro-
cery store, Forrey's Grocery. The store was
where Flora and Ella's restaurant is now."
(This Bridge Street Building which was Flora
and Ellas Restaurant in 1985 now houses the
"Bridge Street was my Main Street," said
Mrs. Kirby. "Some of the people are still on
the street. Starting at the river was the Ev-
erett hotel. The building right after that was
the home of the Murrays. Next to it was a
building owned by the Watts-Hall family.
They had a dry goods store. There was an
apartment house in back of it. Right across
the street from that was the first new bank
building and a drug store. Above the store
were some rooms to rent.
"I can't remember what was in the next
building at the time I was a little girl, but
Judge Harris lived there when I was a teen-
"The next building was my grandfather's
store. The building next to it in time held a
movie theater and a drug store. The next
building belonged to the Crews family. The
next building after that was the telephone
office, with living quarters in the back.
"Then came the Royal Palm Hotel, where
the persent telephone office is. It was one
of the first hotels in LaBelle, a big two story
building. It had a porch on three sides, one
part of the porch faced on Bridge Street, and
another faced Fort Thompson Avenue.
"The next building was my mother and
Ida Lofton Kirby played an important
role in LaBelle's history.
father's grocery store. Our building (Flora
and Ella's in 1985) runs east and west now.
The old building ran north and south. It was
a long building. In the back, we had a two
"The next building, which is still there,
belonged to the R. J. Moon family. The next
house belonged to the Hampton family.
"Across from the Hamptons, we had a
little fire station, and next to that was the
printing office. The name of the newspaper
was the Caloosa Current," she said.
"Next to that was another movie theater. I
don't know just when she started that movie
theater, but I can remember when I was six
years old and we had movies at least three
times a week. I think it would cost five or
"Next to that, the Hills had a two-story
building. They ran a garage and had their
home upstairs. Originally it had been a
blacksmith's shop. After automobiles started
coming in, they turned it into a garage.
"Across the street from that was Jennings
Hardware. The business is still there, but
they have a new building.
"Next to that, the same as now, was the
Davidson's. They had a dry cleaning busi-
ness and at one time a small restaurant. Next
to that was Mae Magill's dry good store.
"Between those two was a house where
Dr. Weaver lived," she continued. "He had
the drugstore across the street.
"After Magill's, was Newcombs Bakery
(where Curtis Honey house is now).
"That was the street," she said,
"Most people either lived upstairs over
their business or nearby," Mrs. Kirby said.
The Forrey family would face two trag-
edies in less than year.
"Dad died in October 1927," Mrs. Kirby
"April 1, 1928, we had a big fire in La-
"The fire changed LaBelle," she said.
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6 Caloosa Belle July 30, 2009
John Basel Jr., 87
CANTON, N.C. -John Basel Jr., age 87, went
home to the loving arms of the Lord, on July 26,
2009, in Canton.
He was born on Oct. 30,
1921, in Bay County, Mich.,
and was a long time resident
of Pinconning, Mich. John
served in World War II and
upon his honorable dis-
charge from the Army, he
married Laverne Ancel Basel,
who passed away in
January of 2000. He was
also preceded in death by a grandson, Brent
who died in 1991; three brothers, Roland, Don-
ald, and Leonard Basel; and one sister, Evelyn
Hartwick. Together John and Laverne raised
three sons, who mourn his passing.
John was a farmer and rose through the ranks
of the former Northern Tube Manufacturing
Plant to second in command. He retired in 1985
and with Laverne moved to LaBelle, Fla., and to-
gether they made many friends and were very
dedicated to their family. He was a former
member of St. Johns Lutheran Church in Pin-
He is survived by three sons and their wives,
James and Sharon of West Bloomfield, Mich.,
John and Linda of Waynesville, N.C., and Jerald
and Denise of Cleveland, Ga.; two grandsons,
Nicholas Basel, Bruce Patton-Roark and his wife
Holly; one granddaughter, Hilary Basel; two
great-grandsons, Brent Patton-Roark, and Kor-
ban Patton-Roark; and one sister, Dorothea Eng-
lehardt of Bay City, Mich.
A memorial service will be held at Lee Ramsey
Funeral Home, Pinconning, Mich., on Sept. 13,
2009, with Rev. Jung officiating. Mr. Basel's cre-
mains will be laid to rest in the St. Johns Luther-
an Church Cemetery. The family will receive
friends from 2 to 4 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorials may be given in Mr. Basel's name
to Christ the King Lutheran Church or Commu-
nity Faith Fellowship at Aqua Isles Mobile Home
Park, both in LaBelle, Fla.
Sheldon C. Merritt Jr., 81
FELDA Sheldon C. Merritt Jr., age 81, of Fel-
da, passed away July 22, 2009, in Lehigh Re-
gional Medical Center.
Sheldon was born Aug. 12, 1927, in Ashland,
Ky., the son of Sheldon C. Merritt Sr. and Nannie
Gibson Merritt. He proudly served his country in
the United States Army. He worked for many
years as a manager for Alico Citrus Company
and Ben Hill Griffin Inc. for many years. He was
a member of the Leesburg Elks and Moose for
many years. He is a 50 year member of the
Florida Sheriff's Boy's Ranch.
Survivors include his children, John Merritt of
Felda, Jimmie Melton of Piedmont, S.C., Martha
Rogers and her husband Ron of Piedmont, S.C.,
Sheldon C. Merritt III and wife Dana of Stuart,
and Fred Merritt of Clermont; sister, Wenona
Sherman of Canal Point; 13 grandchildren and
He was preceded in death by his loving wife,
Marion (Babe); son-in-law, John Melton; his
parents and one grandson-in-law, J.R. Elkins.
Memorial services with military rites celebrat-
ing his life were conducted Saturday, July 25,
2009 in Akin-Davis Funeral Home-LaBelle with
his daughter serving as the celebrant. Private
burial of ashes will be held at a later date in
Sheldon's family would like to thank the staff
of Oakbrook of LaBelle and the nurses of ICU at
Lehigh Regional Medical Center for the wonder
ful care and concern they all showed Sheldon
during his stay.
Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home-
Grace Harkness Hamilton
LABELLE Grace Harkness Hamilton (nee
Wright) passed away peacefully on July 24,
2009, at the Care Center at
HealthPark following a
Grace was born on Oct. 17,
1921, in Montreal, Quebec,
Canada. She was the younger
of two daughters born to
Colonel William Gordon
Wright and Juanita Maude
Wright (nde Bell
ingham). Her older sister, Dora
Pattle Flynn, predeceased her.
Grace was educated at Mademoiselle Auffret's
and the Trafalgar School for Girls in Montreal.
Grace graduated from McGill University in Mon-
treal in 1944.
Grace was married to the late Robert Penrose
Hamilton of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
Grace first moved to Fort Myers in 1954 and be
came a resident of Labelle in 1996.
She is survived by her six children, Gordon
Hamilton (Carol-Lynn), Juanita Karsh (Jacob),
Sandra McKenzie (James), Robert Hamilton
(Carolyn), Theresa Proverbs (Ian) and Carla
McMaster (Keith); 14 grandchildren and six
There will be a Solemn Requiem Mass at St.
Luke's Episcopal Church, 2635 Cleveland Ave
nue, Fort Myers on Saturday, Aug. 1, 2009, at 2
p.m. in the afternoon. Interment will follow at a
later date at the Mount Royal Cemetery in Mon-
In lieu of flowers, please consider contribu-
tions to the Trafalgar School for Girls, 3495
Simpson Avenue, Montreal, Quebec, Canada,
Catherine 'Kitty' Mottaz
FT. DENAUD Catherine "Kitty" Mottaz was
born Feb. 16, 1927, in Alva and died July 24,
2009, in Ft. Denaud.
Catherine was preceded in death by her par-
ents, Ivan and Eva Lippincott; and her husband,
Harry L. Mottaz Sr.
She is survived by her children, Diane Edwards
(Phillips) and Harry L. Mottaz Jr. (Harriet);
grandchildren, Eric Edwards (Becky) Desiree
Edwards, Kasey Phillips, Kristopher Mottaz (Jen-
nifer) and Jeremy Mottaz; great-grandchildren,
Adam, Tiffany, Rene, Timothy, Zachary, Mat-
thew, Landon, and Maddie. Catherine is also
survived by her siblings, Vernice Rowan, Eu-
gene Lippincott (Gwen), Carolyn Edwards
(Cleveland), Margaret Woodham (Raymond),
and Hilda Spratlin (John); and 25 nieces and
nephews and their families.
She was retired from United Telephone Co.
and was a member of the 1st Baptist Church of
Aunt Kitty will always be missed by those who
knew and loved her.
Elisa 0. Gomez, 83
LABELLE Elisa 0. Gomez, age 83, of La-
Belle, passed away July 23, 2009, in Fort Myers.
She was born June 26, 1926, in San Benito,
Texas, daughter of the late Esteban Olvera and
the late Dominga (Rodriguez) Olvera.
Survivors include sons, Felipe Amaya and Je-
sus Guevara; daughters, Margarita Olvera and
Leticia 0. Mendoza; grandchildren, Paul Gueva-
ra, Nora Matias, Leticia Matias, Dominga Matias,
Elisa Mendoza, Gilbert Mendoza, Nazario Men-
doza Jr., Jesus Felipe Mendoza, Lisa Guevara,
Marie Guevara, Elisa Guevara, Dominga Gueva
ra, Jose Guevara, Steve Guevara, Gilberto
Amaya, Nilsa Amaya, Cesa Amaya, Miguel-Angel
Amaya; great-grandchildren, Angel Matias, Sier-
ra Matias, Macey Galvan Matias, Jasmine A. Gal-
van Matias, Anthony Galvan Matias, Mathew
Mendoza, Danny Mendoza, and other grandchil-
dren; and brothers, Pablo Olvera, Jose Maria Ol
vera and Pedro Olvera.
Funeral services were held Monday, July 27,
at Akin-Davis Funeral Home in LaBelle with
Pastor Guillermo Camifia officiating. Interment
followed in Fort Denaud Cemetery, LaBelle.
Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home -
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"Where the present telephone office is,
sat the Royal Palm Hotel. It was at least half
the length of that block. On the night of April
1, 1928, it caught fire. Later we thought it
must have been arson. Before anyone no-
ticed, the thing was burning pretty good.
"We had one little fire truck and they
called it out but it was soon obvious they
couldn't put out the fire," she said.
"Everything was very dry at that time of
year. They called in the Fort Myers Fire De
partment, but the roads back then weren't
very good. When they finally got here, their
fire hoses would not fit our hydrants. They
tried to put the hoses down in the river, but
the river was so low that didn't work either,"
"The Jennings got blankets on the top of
their building and wet them down. Some
men tried to do that to the front of our
"Everything was so hot, people couldn't
go in the buildings. My mother finally went
ino our house and got a cedar chest and
threw a few things in that. She weighed
about 85 pounds and that chest weighed
about 100 pounds without anything in it.
She dragged it down the stairs and out of the
house. That was the only thing we had left.
"The Jennings saved their place and the
Hills weren't in too much trouble. On the
north side of the hotel, there was a restau-
rant that was part of the hotel. That burned.
The house behind the hotel burned. Our
store and house burned. Mrs. Carson's
home, a little dry goods business, a meat
market all burned. All the buildings were
"That was about half the town at the
time," she recalled.
Editor's note: Next week in another 1985
interview, Ella Burchard takes up the story
of what happened to the Forrey family after
the fire of 1928.
School supply giveaway
HESPA's 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.
Middle School Open House
LaBelle Middle School open house will be
held on August 20 from 1 to 3 p.m. We want
to welcome the families of students, you will
be able to pick up your children's schedule
and meet teachers. We also want to thank
you for making the 2008-2009 school year a
very successful one. Welcome to the 2009-
2010 school year, together we cam make it a
safer and even more successful experience
for your family.
LMS Dress Code 2009-2010
Students and parents need to be aware
of the importance of good grooming and
its effect upon the learning environment.
Good taste means knowing what to wear
and when to wear it. Since the home pro
vides the funds, guidance, and upkeep of
the student's clothing worn in school, it is
the responsibility of the parent to see that
grooming reflects the modesty and good
taste expected in school. The following is
the dress code expected of our students:
School ID's must be worn at all times.
Tops: All shirts will have collars and
sleeves. Bottoms: Pants may be jeans,
khakis or capris. They may NOT be sweat
pants, jogging pants, nylon, velour or fleece.
Skirts and shorts must be no shorter than
one (1) Student ID length above the knee.
NO Cut-offs! Footwear: Safe footwear shall
be worn at all times. Closed toe and heels;
not sandals, flip-flops or "crocs". Closed
in rubber-soled shoes such as tennis shoes
are preferred. No bedroom slippers are to
be worn. Outwear: Coats, jackets, sweat-
ers, and sweatshirts are permitted. Collared
shirts must be visible at all times. No hooded
outerwear will be worn.
The administration reserves the right to
prohibit any article of clothing or accessory
that is not appropriate at school.
UES Dress Code for 2009-2010
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 pictures will not be al-
lowed. Additionally, no written or inferred
references to alcohol or tobacco are al-
lowed. Tank tops, baggy 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 standing. Shoes with cleats
may not be worn. Athletic shoes or sneakers
must be worn during P.E. class. On days stu-
dents do not have P.E., they will participate
in recess; as a result, closed-toe shoes are re-
quired every day. Flip-flops are not allowed.
Platform 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 during school hours.
Caps may be worn outside but not inside the
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.
Studies have proven that higher academic
and social achievement occur when break
fast is consumed. Make sure that your child
starts off his day right with breakfast at Hen-
dry County Schools.
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Baker graduates from UCF
On May 8, 2009 Matthew Baker graduated from the University of Central
Florida Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with a
Minor in History. A three year member of the UCF Marching Knights and a
student in the Burnett Honors College, Matthew was active both in and out
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Company and prepare for Law School in the fall of 2010. Matt was the 2005
Valedictorian of LaBelle High School.
8 Caloosa Belle July 30, 2009
It's time for
By Glenda Wilson
Summer is still in full swing, but the first
day of school will be here before you know
it. If you haven't already scheduled an ap-
pointment for your child's school or sports
physical, now is the time to do it -don't
Hendry Regional Convenient Care Center
is all set to provide physicals for the children
in our community. Every Tuesday in August,
from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., Susanne Bengston,
Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner, will
be available to administer school physicals.
Often, school physical exams dates are
the only times throughout the year that chil
dren visit a medical facility. We suggest us
ing the yearly school physical as an oppor-
tunity to build and add to a child's complete
medical history. This can help ensure that
the youngster's progress and development
over time are monitored and that potential
emerging problems are detected.
Don't get caught up in the last minute
rush, schedule physicals for your school-
aged children today. Call the Hendry Re-
gional Convenient Care Center at 863-675-
LMS Student Supply List
2 1 V2" or larger binder (Math and Read
2 set of 5 dividers
4 composition books (Math, Science, Ge-
ography, and Language Arts)
1 set of colored pencils (a new set need
ed each quarter)
2 Variety pack of colored highligters
1 box of tissues (homeroom class)
1 roll of paper towels (Science)
1 pocket folder with 3-hole fasteners
1 pencil sharpener with shaving catcher
1 pack of #2 wooden pencils (absolutely
no mechanical pencils allowed)
Loose-leaf paper- wide ruled
Cap erasers/pink pearl erasers
Note: No ink pens or gel pens!
Paper, pencils and colored pencils will
need to be purchased again when the sup
ply is low.
7th & 8th Grade Supply list
3 Ring Binders (1" or 2")
Ruler (metric & standard)
Calculator (with a square root key)
Compass (plastic point only)
Folders (3 prong w/pockets)
It's summertime and the community blood drive brought just 42 participants
out to donate this time. American Legion Auxiliary blood drive volunteers took
a break from the July 9 drive for a quick picture. They are, from left: Phyllis
Moody, Diane Davis, project coordinator Bill Davis, Ida May Wragg and Anne
Real Estate Corp.
* Country living at its best' 3/2 on 2.30+/-
acres outside city of LaBelle. Over spacious
kitchen & mastr bath New carpet through
out home $149,900.
* Riverfront Immaculate 3/2 waterway
estate on 1.14+/- 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 office, bath and
a generator compressor room. $795,000.
* Hore lovers welcome! 4/2,5 on 3.24+/- in
Fort LaBelle Ranchettes. 2,500 sq ft of living
area, 2 car garage, wrap around porch and
* Corporate owned! Clewiston 4/3 on
.349+/- of an acre. Located in Ridgeview
Estates Subdivision. $188,100.
* 4/2 CBS home UlBERs outside of
LaBelle Needs s plitfl,',0.
* 3/2 on oversized corner lot in Port LaBelle.
* Corporae o0 jn Jiljte 4/3 2, 980
sq ft. of living afMR 2 $93,990.
* Cozy 2/1 in Port LaBelle. Completely
redone form top to bottom. Have to see!
* Corporate Owne f 5+/- acres in
Ortona, If you ar tii ile privacy,
you found it here. Oi "
* Nice 3/1 CBS in Fort LaBelle. Seller says
make offer! $80,000.
* Corporate owned! LaBelle 3/2 CBS w/2 car
arage, split floor plan and lots more.
* 3/2 Corporate ow ff S home with
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* Corporate oj i n & jeh! 3/2 CBS
home with a de i a ,oflid surface
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* Corporate owned! 3/2 2006 CBS home
w/den located clUNDBE2 on .41+/- of an
* Corporate own i 1,400+/- sq.ft.
of living area LfaBelle on
* Corporate owned! Investors, a little TLC
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ment 2006 CBS 3/2uplE $54,900.
* Corporate owned! 3/1 in Lehigh Acres.
1,144 sq ft of living area with 1 car garage.
* Corporate own1 20ffi5.CBS home w/
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* 3/2 home in PoU1jmfBl little TIC will
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* Corporate owned 3/2 CBS home with
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garage In Lehigh Acres. $49,900.
* Corporate owned! Lehigh 3/2 CBS with
1,400+/ sq. ft. of living area, 2 cargarage and
lots more $49,500.
* Corporate ow~ lin O15 CBS home
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* Corporate owned! 2/1 CBS home centrally
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* Lehigh Acres 3/2 CBS home near Lee
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* Great investment potential' 1BR/1B home
on a corner lot. Homes needs some work..
but is priced to sell. $25,000.
* Corporate owUNDErBn .50+/- acre in
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* Size will surprise you! 2BRI2B home on
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warm comfortable living room w/gas fire
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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.
* Country living at its best! 3/2 on 2.30+/-
acres outside city of LaBelle. Over spacious
kitchen & mastr bath New carpet through
out home. $149,900.
* Relax the rural way' Situated on 125 acs in
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* Want country living without the long drive
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you will find a fenced yard and storage shed.
* Two for the price of one on 1 ac 3/2 well
maintained manufactured home + a 2/2
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* Immaculate 3/2 located in City of LaBelle
on oversized lot, features woodlike flooring
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overspacous kitchen and much much more,
Priced to sell at $69,900.
* Affordable starter 3/1.5 on corner lot in
Moore Haven. $50,000.
* Corp li id t aBelle.
Needs a t i ""
* Corporate owned! Located in Ortona. 3/2
on 22+/ of an acre. A little TLC will bring
this one a long way $32,100
Call about our vacant land!
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at only $42,000. Possible seller financ-
* Buy now, build later Nice city lot in
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* Call about our Port aBelle lots!
* Prime 20+/- ac potential commercial par
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&just minutes away from LaBelle. $3.50 per
* Invest now build later! Corner lot outside
city limits near town. $155,000.
* 2 ac. located in City limits. Zoned
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* APPROVED PRELIMINARY PLAT With Glades
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+/- acre tracts, SFWMD permitting application is in
process. Location only 5 minutes from downtown
laBelle makes this property perfect for future devel-
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vate with the comforts of home!! Natural SW Florida
at it's best with an abundance of drc, turkey, wild
hirgs & bear. Ihe landscape is beautiful with a great
combination of large mature pines, oaks, pasture &
cypress heads adjacent to Big Cypress Indian
Reservation untouched land. Well maintained with
paddocks, wildlife feeders, a fully furnished 3/2
Mobile with a large screened porch, Satellite TV dish,
feed sheds, tool shed, game cleaning station & 2 steel
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* A jumbo shrimp and tilapia farm. This shrimp and
finish farm is in disrepair Ponds, plumbing, wells,
electric, and permits are in place. There are 15 2 1/2
acre ponds, two 1 acre ponds, and 15 juvenile tanks.
There are two wells, one sweet water well and one
1,000 ft deep well, slightly saline (4PPT), The facility
could be restored for catfish, tilapia, Pompano
shrimp, and etc., ltal production potential is i00o,)00
lbs/yr. land could be restored to pasture/ farmland.
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dredging of Caloosahatchee River in 1960's. Perfect
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* Fully entitled 374 unit Residential S/) in SUPERIOR
location near Caloosahatchee River and Marina with
exceptional access (paved road access on three
sides). 153 acres with surface water permitted to be
managed by existing Water control District. All until
ties accessible. This is a short sale and all offers are
subject to bank approval. $15,000/acre.
Sherri Denning Licensed Real Estate Broker
Associates: Emily Ankeney, Tony Barnes,
Paula Blanco, Gregory Bone, Lisa Cleghorn,
Bonnie Lenning, Paul Meador, Katie Solomon,
Nancy Lou Smith, lracey Williams
I n Investments & Real Estate
700 S. Main Street LaBelle, FL 33935
July 30, 2009 Caloosa Belle 9
RIVERSIDE REAL ESTATE, INC.
45 South RIverview LaBelle, FL
FEATURES OF THE WEEK!
3BR/2BA 2005 MANUFACTURED HOME on 5.9+/ acres, screen patio,
covered front porch, f eced, workshop and detached garage $229,000
2BR2BA MANUFACTURED HOME n 2.5 +/ acres $95,000
FORECLOSURE! 3Br/2IBa n lfft [IJ I f living area $91,900
BANK OWNED two story rf id YlfjI l garage and 3,500 sq ft liv-
ing area $75,500.
BR/2BAHOM w/FloridaMlPE INI s',ork shop $49,000
WATERFRONT LOT! V +/ acre lo on protected navigable oxbow w/
drect access to river $139,500
3BR/2BA WATERFRONT HOME w/125' Caloosahatchee Iiver frontage.
TWO BUILDABLE LOTS desirable in town neighborhood. 2001+/ ft. on
water w/60' dock & protected boat harbor No corps setback, build at river's
edge! Sold together as package! NOW $499,900 OWNER FINANCING
SELLER MOTIVATED! Wided 1 ac riverfrnt Hw 7 west. $245,000
3BR/2BA MANUFACTURED HOME in town. $69,900
Y ACRE (6 LOTS) on corner of Hwy 78 & Commanchee 125 x 250'
BRI/2A MOBILEin the city $71,000.
BR/2BRA HOME ON OVERSIZED LOT. large family room and tile floors.
R/2BA HOMEI large Oaks and niccly landscaped $119,900
4BR2A HOME Spacious w/lage family room. Keduced$119,900
2HR/1BA MOBILE in Onrta w/grcal views of h river $149,500.
BR/2BA CUSTOM HOME- Seller will consider all offers. $164,000
3BR/2BA WEIL MAINTAINED MOBILE HOME on 3 lots. $180,000
MULTI FAMILY ZONED PROPERTY w/rcmidelcd 2/2 "Cracker Sle"
House on.60 +/- acre $209,000
HOMES ON ACREAGE
INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY 21 m acres, multi-amily Residential lots
facing propsed Helms Road lEtentioan, juaseat ofthe EDISON SiAE COL-
LEGE, CURIIS CAMPUS site $100,000
BR2 BA MOBILE n 2.5 acres $145,900.
DRASTIC PRICE REDUCTION! 3Br/2Ba + den CBS home on 5/ ac. in
the country $169,900 POSSIBLE SELLER FINANCING AVAILABLE
4BR/2BA MOBILE HOME! 5+/- Acres, cleared w/ience and pond.
12+/- ACRES W/SBR/2BA CBS HOME fronting on Hwy 78 West of
BR2A HOME on 137+/ Acre! Commercial Zoned, Hy Frontage
/2 POOL HOME ON 66.5 +/ acres in Felda $739,900
ACREAGE ON HWY 29 IN FELDA... 13 3+/ acres zoned A-2,
can be divided. Perfect fr Agri-Business!
2 +/ ACS IN FM fronting on Hwy 29 possible commercial zoning.
PRICE DRASTICALLY REDJCED! Paf alarred 3.36 m/r Acre tract of
pristine acreage in PioneelluUJ & Clewision. $36,000
(Adjoining parcel also available)
ATTENTION INVESTORS OR HOME BUILDERS... 209 m/l Acres with
large, beautiful oaks in Desirabl, well Established Neighborhood w/ Paved
Road Frontage $58,520
64 ACRES OF PRIME FERTILE LAND in Felda, less than $8,600/acre
LOTS AVALABLE Please call for details
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$295,000 4/2.5 pool $395,000 3/2 River- $599,000 3/2
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to town Short notice ramp & town All ap- dock & boat slip on
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with beautiful oak trees. #200866041
180 N Bridge St.
E TA T LaBelle, FL
LAND COS (863) 675-6788
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Beverly Curtis, Wayne Simmons, & Telina Campos
Large families? No problem!
Two newer Palm Harbor
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Both homes are in wonderful
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3BR/2BA home on 5 ac W/
24x40 workkshop in Muse
3BR/2BA w/den n 10 acs,
workshop, pond, additional
2004 Fleetwoedx M/H on 2.82
Furnished 3BR/2BA on 5 acs.
Features include large
front porch, wrap around
deck, galvalume roof
Newer 4 BD/2 BA home on
one fenced acre on a paved
road. The layout perfect for
your large family to enjoy
4BR/2BA M/H on fenced .50
ac. Convenient to town.
3BR/2BA doublewide M/H on
2.5 +/- ac in Pioneer.
Immaculate 2BR/2BA home
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and over community Easy access to lake the lot this home sits on. Oak tree covered
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pool table, stereo system, tv
and more Completely fenced
3BR/2BA on 2.5 acs in
2006 3BD/2BAon 1,49 acres
on Case Rd. $75,000.
Development potential 8.2
+/- ac high density future
land use. $975,000.
1.15 +/- acs commercial
property w/Cowboy Way
Newer 1200 sq. ft. building
on 2.)9 acres in a location
with promising growth
Location with a Future! .91)
acre in the city limits offering
200' on SR 80 with B-2 zon-
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1,907 sq. ft showroom &
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house & office SR 80
.82 acre industrial parcel on
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$79,900 3/2 on 2 ac. in
$89,000 3/2 in Moore
Haven Yacht Club 1200
$117,000 4/2 Newer
MH on 13 Ac, Seller
$149,500 3/2 on 2 o/3
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
TLC, Seller Financing.
$169,0OO0 aDen on
catin Ori d h
$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
$200,000 2 Steel
Bldg L I Ieavy
Indus rta .""
$249,0(I ) sq.e ft.
$269,000 State Road
80 Corner /2 Ac, B-I
$395,000 4800 Sq. Ft.
Steel Bldg. on fenced 1
Ac Industrial, Short
$399,000 4.5Ac, 2400
Steel Bldg Industrial,
Possible Lease Option.
$475,000 Short Sale! 2
Steel Bldgs, over 8000
Sq. Ft. Zoned PUD on
$589,000 3 Ac+/-
with Bldg on Sr 29, C-2
$675,000 5 Ac +/-
Industrial. Will split,
Cleared & Filled, Seller
$55,000 2/2 MH in
$192,500 Old Ft.
Denaud 1 Ac.
Hammock I Ac w/dock.
$249,000 4/3 Two
Story on 2 /2 Ac adjoins
greenbelt along the
Elevation with long
views, 5 Ac.
$499,000 Eagle Point
lAe Deep Water &
Protected Harbor w/Lg
$419,000 3/2 Super
CBS River Home
w/pool on Oxbow
w/dock on double lot.
$425,000 3/4 in Ft.
Denaud on 2.6+/ ac
with 228 ft. riverfront.
7 Ac Pasture w/Oaks,
500 Ft on the River,
$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
FREE MLS ACCESS LINK: WWW.BELLEREALTY.COM
Terri Banky Lic Real Estate Broker
Associates: Shary Weckwerth; Susan Hill,
Nick Rota, Lisa Andrews, Sandra Alexander
and Roxie Cisneros
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10 Caloosa Belle July 30, 2009
For the love of summer roses in Florida
By Barbara Oehlbeck
In the last twenty years growing roses in
Florida has escalated almost beyond belief!
And in the last ten years they have become
more and more available. Time was when
it was difficult to even find a rose to buy...
not so any more. Almost all full-line nurser-
ies offer at least a few varieties and we've
found "potted gardens" of roses at nearly
all big discount stores like Walmart, Lowe's,
Target, Home Depot plus some others.
When looking for roses, particularly in
discount stores, be careful to be sure there
are at least three master basal canes grow-
ing from the main trunk. And if the plant is
even slightly yellow and black, don't buy it.
This simply means that you'll be buying a
black-spot rose that can easily infect your en-
tire garden....even a big one. In other words,
look carefully enough to determine that it's
a strong, healthy plant. After all, it'll take just
as much time, effort and supplies to plant
an inferior bush as a superior one. And, if
you have a choice of rootstock, fortuniana
is best for Florida. Old garden or Antique
Roses grow on their own roots so these
two are not comparable. Fortuniana root
stock roses are likely to be in bloom when
you buy them, while the Antiques seldom
are. However, the Antiques are well worth
waiting for. Besides, these are the roses that
will continue to grow bigger and better for
many, many years.
Summer roses in Florida are nothing
less than grand. Some of the cardinal rules
for happy rose-growing include: planting
in a location where they'll get a minimum
of six hours direct sun, preferably morning
sun. There are those who say...sun is sun,
so what difference does it make if it's morn-
ing or afternoon sun. Well, it makes a lot of
difference which is just this: when a rose
is planted in morning shade, then the sun
moves to afternoon and suddenly the rose
is blasted with typical hot Florida sun. Sim-
ply put, generally it's too much for the rose.
Whereas when planted in morning sun, and
then gradually gets shade in the afternoon,
or even partial shade, that's ideal. Potted
roses can be planted any time... any month
of the year.
Roses are purely sun-loving. Some variet-
ies will tolerate more shade than others. My
personal experience is that many Old Gar-
den Roses, also known as Antique Roses,
or Roses of Yesterday are much more likely
to grow and bloom well in partial shade. In
our own garden a few of those include Old
Blush, Cadenza, and the magnificent white
climber, Prosperity. La Marne also takes to
some shade very well, as does Louis Philippe
and Mrs. B. R. Cant. Belinda is nothing short
of magnificent, and not to be confused with
Belinda's Dream which is equally mag-
nificent! In color Belinda is hot pink with
a white eye in each small blossom. Excel-
lent for hedging, it's a stunning climber and
is known for being quite tolerant of partial
shade. Both Belinda and Belinda's Dream
bloom in massive clusters as well as singly.
I have personally found that it's not worth
it for me to try to "make" roses do well in
shade. Being by nature sun-loving, it just
makes good garden sense to give them what
they need to be a source of beauty and joy
A few years ago I never thought I'd be
saying let alone writing this regarding spray
ing roses. However, after three to four years
of NOT spraying our roses (for insects or dis-
eases), not even once, I'm a true believer.
If you're careful in selecting roses, that is
to buy the ones that are disease resistant,
and to plant them far enough apart that
they don't touch each other. And it's been
proven to me that it's a good idea to plant
varying colors next to each other. In other
words, plant a yellow cultivar between red
or pink roses, and white ones interspersed
with strong colors here and there. And if you
have a rose that's simply covered with black
spot leaves, dig it up and plant it as far away
from the others as possible, or plant it in a
big container away from the others.
Feeding and watering roses is extremely
important. Before fertilizing your roses, soak
them with water, then spread the fertilizer
around the bush at least 6 to 8 inches from
the trunk. Then thoroughly water again! This
may sound like "too much sugar for a cent"
but it will pay off. Also, to boost the results
of fertilizing (there's nothing better than Mil-
lorganite) and Epsom Salts. Sprinkle about a
half cup around each plant and thoroughly
(By the way, I've found Epsom salts is far
less expensive at Dollar General than any
where else I've checked.) If you find you're
unable to thoroughly water your roses after
applications of fertilizer, it's better not to fer-
tilize until you do have time to do the water-
ing they must have to produce a multitude
of blooms, or wait for a good downpour
from Mother Nature...
Florida is naturally endowed with good
porosity soil... that is, mostly sand which
must be amended with peat moss, cow ma-
nure (horse or sheep is fine) and shovel full
of fine mulch for aeration. Dig the hole half
again as deep and wide as the pot in which
you bought it. In lifting the plant from the
pot be careful not to break up the root ball
which generally exposes feeder roots, and
always respect the soil level in the pot. Fill
in the mixed soil (existing sandy soil, peat
moss, cow manure and compost about
one-fourth each), alternating shovels of the
mixture with water. Firm the root ball in the
hole but DO NOT PACK. Water every day,
when there's no rain, for about two weeks.
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By this time you'll be seeing tiny new-green
sprouting and pretty soon here will comes
buds and blooms!
Another point that's often overlooked:
Make a dedicated effort to keep all spent
blooms cut off. If these seedpods are al-
lowed to stay on the plant they will "retard"
the growth and production of new buds
and blooms simply because they will usurp
nutrients from the bush thus slowing down
re-blooming process. And besides, the bush
will grow stragglywith spindlybranches and
very few buds and blooms.
For years I've "preached" NEVER PLANT
VEGETABLES AMONGST YOUR ROSES. The
reason being that most any type rose spray
is poisonous therefore vegetables grow-
ing in a rose garden will naturally take up
the poisonous spray intended for the roses.
We now have several types of lettuce, okra,
radishes, peppers, tomatoes, potatoes and
squash growing up and down the rows of
roses in no particular pattern simply be-
cause with "no spraying" these vegetables
are perfectly happy growing amongst the
roses. Vegetables like everything that roses
do so they get along famously.
As stated earlier we do not spray our
roses any more, and we have yet to lose
one bush due to disease or insects. We
water more than we used to and we apply
heavy applications of mulch with compost
mixed in. These ingredients gradually feed
the roses day and night. Roses are by nature
hungry plants. So when roses get ample
food and water, they naturally grow into
healthy bushes, and healthy bushes are al-
most immune to diseases and insects. This
does not imply that our roses never have
an occasional black spot leaf or insects of
one type or another but these are minimal
and minor. Beautiful roses do not bloom on
unhealthy bushes. Therefore it makes good
common sense to grow healthy roses that
will produce masses of blooms bringing joy
and beauty in Florida summers.
CUT ROSES: There are those who say
that roses should be cut in early evening for
longevity as a cut flower. This has not been
my experience ever. When cut in the eve-
ning, roses have already been through a day
of sun and wind. Thus they've already been
subjected to the elements that can rob them
of their stamina. If and when you have no
choice as to cut in morning or early eve-
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Graduate of University of Florida
Advanced General Dentistry
Shands Hospital, Gainsville, FL
Caloosa Belle/Dale S. Conyers
Summer glows on the rose...
Nodding, smiling around my door,
Leaving her fragrance more and
ning, be sure to plunge each stem in very
warm water immediately. In other words,
take a container with the very warm water
to the garden. Of course, take off the first
three or four leaf clusters. If time will allow,
then place the container in the refrigerator
until the water is the same temperature as
it is inside the 'frig. You may be delightfully
surprised how this will refresh the roses and
add to their vase-life.
Roses cut in early morning have last-
ed for us up to a full week when they're
plunged into warm water, refrigerated, and
arranged later. (Naturally some varieties last
longer than others. Don Juan, for instance,
is a week-long rose when cut as a bud and
treated thusly. And there are others that last
just as long.)
For complete information concerning all
phases of growing roses in Florida the fol-
lowing books are highly recommended. THE
GUIDE TO ANTIQUE ROSES (every page in
glorious color) and FOR THE LOVE OF ROS-
ES. Call Barbara Oehlbeck, at 863 675-2771
or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. to learn more or
to order these books
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Submitted photos/Jerri Lynn Merritt
Guinness Record Falls short but riders had great time all the same.
Left: Big Bob "Springer" Ahrens of Felda and his grandson Jon spent quality time together as they rode to try to break the Guinness Book of World Record
motorcycle ride on Sunday July 26. Right: The Collier County Sheriffs Department picked up the parade of motorcycles at the Collier County line on Corkscrew
Road and led the parade through Immokalee to the Seminole Indian Casino.
In an attempt to break the Guinness record for the Largest Parade of Motorcycles the Seminole Indian Casino put together a ride they called GO HOG WILD!
The staging area was the Germain Arena in Bonita where bikers of all ages and from all over the state banded together to ride and break the record.
But, as the news spread through the bikers that the record wouldn't be broken on this day some rode away. Other bikers who ride for the enjoyment and ex-
citement like Mr. and Mrs. JL Bembry of Immokalee and Big Bob "Springer" Ahrens and his grandson Jon of Felda lined up for the exciting police escorted
ride to the casino in Immokalee.
It has been reported that the casino will try again possibly next year to break the longest chain of 2119 Harley- Davidson motorcycle record that was set in
Denver, Colorado and had 2,119 bikes that traveled just 2.7 miles. The Immokalee run was well over 26 miles.
Local AA meetings
Sunday: 7 p.m. Port LaBelle Group ODH,
Good Shepherd Church, 1098 Collingswood
Pkwy. Tuesday: 8 p.m. Tuesday Night Step
Group CStH, First Christian Church, Route
29/Ford Avenue. Wednesday: 12 p.m. Port
LaBelle Group CBBH, Good Shepherd
Church, 1098 Collingswood Pkwy. Thurs-
day: 8 p.m. LaBelle Group ODA, First Chris-
tian Church, Route 29 S/Ford Avenue. Friday:
7 p.m. Open Discussion Meeting ODH, Good
Shepherd Church, 1098 Collingswood Pkwy.
Saturday: 9 a.m. "As Bill Sees It" Group ODH,
Good Shepherd Church, 1098 Collingswood
Pkwy. All are welcome to come as this is an
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Keeping up their skills
The Cowboys were joined by three area football teams for some summer
scrimmage action at the LHS field on Tuesday, July 14. The Cowboys hosted
teams Immokalee, Clewiston and Golden Gate.
Donation made to Barron
Library for reading program
By Pudge Lehman
Thelma Orwig and I have been friends
for nigh onto forty years or more. Her son,
Bobby Middleton, used to help my kids
when they were 3, 4, and 5 find Easter eggs
at the church. She's been going through old
papers and found a picture of her Dad help-
ing build Hwy. 80. Don't know the year but it
looks to be 1930s or '40s...
Anyway....Right above it was the Witch's
Brew written in the late 70's. One of the hints
was from Joe Thomas: We are all aware that
there are innies and outies in the field of bel-
ly buttons. Joe sez that the real reason for
innies is to keep salt in when eating celery in
bed....Joe knows everything!
This hint from Pat Hashman: When
wrapping a frosted cake to freeze lightly
spray it with cooking spray before wrapping.
It won't stick to the frosting.
Werd fer the Week: CYST...to render
aid..."May I cyst you with them packages,
Heartland Registry, Inc has made a gener-
ous donation to Barron Library to purchase
books for this year's Sunshine State Reading
Program. There are a total of 30 books, 15
for grades 3-5 and 15 for grades 6-8.
Heartland Registry, Inc is a licensed medi-
cal care registry providing RN, LPN, CNA,
HHA and Companion/Sitter services. They
offer quality care in the comfort of your own
home, providing day-to-day services that
have become difficult for you. They will also
provide physician ordered skilled nursing
care or comprehensive hands-on care for a
few hours a day, or around the clock. Heart-
land Registry also assists in licensed facility,
i.e. hospital, nursing home, ALF, etc. care.
Heartland Registry, Inc. is owned and op-
erated by Rose Williams, RN and Christine
Offutt, RN. They recently relocated to 238 N.
Bridge Street, in LaBelle, and can be reached
at 863-675-1231. Their goal is to provide the
highest quality care possible, maintaining
your right to be treated with dignity and re-
spect at all times, and allowing you to be in-
volved in the decisions affecting your care.
Karen Hildebrand, head librarian said,
"Barron Library is so grateful for the gener-
ous donation which enabled us to purchase
the complete set of books for the Sunshine
State Reading Program. When the list of
books came out the library only had one
of the titles, but now we're happy to offer
the whole collection to area students. Thank
you Heartland Registry."
Pictured from left: Rose Williams, RN, co-owner of Heartland Registry, Karen Hil-
debrand, Barron Library Head Librarian, and Sue Williams, Director serving on
Barron Library Board and Branch Administrator at Florida Community Bank.
July 30, 2009 Caloosa Belle 13
Football and cheer physicals
Dr. Caignet will be at the Longhorn Field
at Davis-Pratt Park in the boys locker room
on Monday, Aug. 3, from 5 to 7 p.m. for foot-
ball and cheer sports physicals. The fee is
$10. Children will not be able to participate
without a 2009 Pop Warner sports physical!
The Longhorns will also be registering new
players at that time.
Sign up for football and cheer
The LaBelle Longhorn Pop Warner Foot-
ball and Cheer program will be signing up
players and cheerleaders on Saturday, Aug.
1, at Longhorn Field at Davis-Pratt Park at 6
p.m. No tryouts. Ages 5 to 15. If you have
not registered it is still not too late to sign up
to play football or cheer. This is also the first
day of practice.
Cheer and tumble camp
Universe All-stars would like to welcome
all the way from Texas, Gerald Harden.
Gerald will be here in LaBelle on August
19, 20 and 21 to share his experience with
our community. Please come join Gerald at
camp from 9 am 4 p.m. on Wednesday
and Thursday. 9 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. on Friday
the 21 with a performance for family and
friends. The cost for this amazing 3 days will
be $80. ($5.00 early birds discount by August
Lunch will be provided. You can pre-reg-
ister for the camp at the UAC Cheer gym lo
cated at 100 South Industrial Loop Road, just
south of the Rodeo Grounds. Between the
hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., Monday
thru Friday. For any additional information,
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
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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-
ATTN: Trap and
Caloosa Sports Shooters are offering free
lessons on trap and skeet shooting. Plans are
also being made for evening trap and skeet
leagues. A N.R.A. youth club is in the organi
zational stage. Any adults or youth interested
in these programs should contact Dave Alex
ander at 863-675-0500.
LHS Fall Football Camp
and the start of the
2009 football season!
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 P.M. 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.
Coach Bennett would also like to an-
nounce that mandatory 2-a-day practices
will begin Monday August 10th and will go
through Friday August 15th. Regular prac-
tices will begin Monday August 17th.
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NBA GREAT, Dee Brown, at L.H.S.
Dee Brown was in town this week to train and motivate Cowboy and Cowgirl
basketball players. Brown, a 1990 first round draft pick of the Boston Celtic's
and twelve year NBA veteran, was teaching basic skills and proper training
techniques to LHS basketball players. Brown, widely known as the 1991 Slam
Dunk Champion and from his famous Reebok Pump shoes provides a unique
perspective into high competition skills for basketball. Brown's E.D.G.E training
center in Orlando provides skill training at all levels of competition from NBA
players like Grant Hill to all levels of high school players. "For Dee Brown to take
the time to travel to LaBelle and train young high school players is a real treat,"
said LHS Coach David Kelley. Dee Brown's last clinic prior to the LaBelle train-
ing session was at the Nike Top 15 camp where the best 15 boy's and girl's point
guards in the nation come to train. Coach Kelley and Coach Lutkenhaus would
like to thank McDonalds and Jr Pro Basketball as our summer sponsors.
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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.
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 infor-
mation on the rodeo please visit www.hen-
dryrodeo.com or call 863-983-5306.
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
Notice is hereby given that a swearing in cere
mony shall take place at City Hall on Thursday,
August 6, 2009 at 7:00 p.m.
The following elected officials will take their
oaths of office:
Commissioner Paul Puletti Mayor
Commissioner Joseph R. Miller
Tax Assessor- Commissioner
Gregory Bone Tax Collector Commissioner
These ceremonies are open to the public and
will be held in the Commission Chambers at
City Hall, 481 W Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle.
Everyone is invited to attend. If you need assis-
tance, as per the Americans with Disabilities
Act, please notify the City Clerk at least two
days prior to the meeting at City Hall
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 LaBelle.
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 history!
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
Steak dinner at VFW
The will be a Steak Dinner on Friday, July
31st, 5 p.m. Karaoke with Steve White at 6
p.m. VFW Post 10100 South 29, LaBelle. All
for only $8.
The community is invited to attend the
Hope Connections Country Hoedown on
August 27, from 6 to 8 p.m. The Hoedown
will take place at the Hope Connections
Office, located at 475 E Cowboy Way in La
Belle. 2 Sharps/Moses & Carol Shelton will
perform, and Bob Hashman will offer danc-
ing instruction. Refreshments and prizes will
be part of the evening's entertainment, all at
no cost to the public.
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 hu-
man resources, social work, education, child
and family services or law enforcement. For
more information, please contact Amanda
Jacob, director of volunteer management, at
239-561-1800 ext. 406 or at amandaj@gsgcf.
Girl Scouts of Gulfcoast Florida, Inc.
is chartered by Girl Scouts of the USA and
serves nearly 11,000 girls in Manatee, Hard
ee, Highlands, Sarasota, Charlotte, DeSoto,
Glades, Lee, Hendry, and Collier counties.
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.
Adopt a wild horse
There will be a wild horse and burro
adoption held on July 24 and 25 at the Amer
icraft Expo Center, South Florida Fairgrounds
in West Palm Beach. Preview will be Friday
from 9 a.m.-l 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.wildhorseandburro.blm.
gov. Come out and give a horse a home!
Notice is hereby given that a public
hearing will be conducted by the
Hendry County Local Planning Agency
on August 12, 2009, 6:00 p.m., at the
Hendry County Courthouse,
Commission Chambers, 25 E.
Hickpochee Ave., LaBelle, Florida.
The purpose of the hearing is to consid-
er amendments to the Environmental
Services Element, Capital
Improvements Element, Concurrency
Management System, and
Conservation Element of the Hendry
County Comprehensive Plan, more
specifically changes to the goals,
objectives, and policies for the adop-
tion of a 1 0-year Water Supply Facilities
Work Plan and identification of specific
water supply projects that meet pro-
jected future demands. The recom-
mendation of the Local Planning
Agency will be made to the Board of
County Commissioners for final consid-
eration at a public hearing.
The Ordinance title is as follows:
AN ORDINANCE OF HENDRY COUNTY,
FLORIDA AMENDING THE HENDRY COUN-
TY COMPREHENSIVE PLAN, ORDINANCE
99-13, AS AMENDED, BY SPECIFICALLY
AMENDING THE CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS
ELEMENT, THE POTABLE WATER SUB-ELE-
MENT, AND THE CONCURRENCY MAN-
AGEMENT SYSTEM AND BY ADOPTING A
NEW SUB-ELEMENT OF THE CONSERVA-
TION ELEMENT TO BE KNOWN AS THE 10-
YEAR WATER SUPPLY FACILITIES WORK
PLAN; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND
PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
Oral and written comments will be
accepted. A copy of the proposed
amendment is available for inspection
at the Hendry County Planning and
Zoning Department, 165 S. Lee St., La
Belle, FL between the hours of 8:00 a.m.
and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday,
and at the Clerk to the Board of County
Commissioners' office, 25 E.
Hickpochee Ave., La Belle, FL between
the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.,
Monday through Friday.
All persons wishing to be heard on this
issue may appear at said meeting. If a
person decides to appeal any decision
made by the board, agency, or com-
mission with respect to any matter con-
sidered at such meeting or hearing, he
or she will need a record of the pro-
ceedings, and that, for such purpose,
he or she may need to ensure that a
verbatim record of the proceedings is
made, which record includes the testi-
mony and evidence upon which the
appeal is to be based.
Any questions pertaining to these docu-
ments should be directed to the
Planning and Zoning Department,
either by phone (863-675-5240), email
U. S. mail (R 0. Box 2340, La Belle, FL
33975) or by fax (863- 675-5317).
Orvell Howard, Chair
Hendry County Local Planning Agency
Janet B. Taylor, Chairwoman
Hendry County Board
of County Commissioners
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enced travel agent with
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AIR CONDITIONER -
Frigidaire, 3,000 BTU,
window unit, brand
new, never been out of
box. Call before 8PM.
$150/or best offer.
1950'S PEPSI cooler
slide top As is, you
CAST IRON tub, sink,
farm sink as is, pick-
up $500/will sep.
MAGIC CHEF stove In
exellent condition works
MAGIC CHEF stove In
exellent condition works
kenmore white 23 cu ft.
like new $350.
WASHER, GE Super
Capacity, Whirlpool dry-
er, good condition.
whrilpool white excel-
lent condition $285.
WOOLEY SHED 10 x
20 w/AC. Good condi-
CHOPPER, boys, 26",
great cond., $45.
Storage Shed Smith
Built, 10x12 Eave Shed,
1 1/2 yrs old, $1,500
INDUSTRIAL POLES -
52'L 12'" 19"B and
larger. Sold by the foot.
BABY BASSINET, car
seat and baby clothes -
DINING TBL, w/2
matching chairs, solid
wood, exc. cond., $75.
GRACO INFANT GIRLS
CARSEAT W/ BASE -
LIKE NEW $35.
PAK N play Eddie
Bauer bassinet, pen ta-
ble ect $75.
POWER WHEELS go
cart for 1-3 year old
needs battery $35.
TODDLER BED with
mattress Gently used,
Honey Oak. $75/neg.
ANTIQUE ALBUMS 78s
and 33.5s exc cond -
$200/or best offer
w/monitor, keyboard &
mouse. Like new. Only
CRICKET CRAFT MA-
CHINE 4 cartridges &
DINING ROOM Table -
42"X72" Brass and glass
table with 6 chairs
DINING TABLE Al-
most new, oval shape,
4 chairs, Oak Maple.
DINING TABLE stur-
dy, oval, with one leaf,
with 6 Matching Uphol-
stered chairs fabric on
chairs is cream colored,
table has 2 leafs can
seat up to 10 people,
DRESER 8 drawer, no
mirror, exc. cond., $75.
GIRLS BEDROOM 5pc -
$400/or best offer.
SOFA & RECLINER -
light brown & beige, tan
suede recliner, like
WALL TABLE with 2
end tables, bamboo/rat-
AMMO BRASS & slugs -
.50AE used brass
100pcs. and 296 rnds
JHP speer bullets
new,for desert eagle.
leave message if no an-
Evil Roy 45colt unfired,
blue/color case $675.
CZ-75B 9mm high cap
mags, Crimson Trace
Laser Grips, unfired
GUNS Ruger 9mm au-
to, Browing BPS 12 ga
slug barrel. $650/will
sep. (863) 447-5915
KIMBER 10MM Cus-
tom Eclipse 2, Black
STAINLESS COLT Com-
bat Commander 45ACP
- Polished slide, 2 8 rd
mags, ambi safety
S&W 44 Mag. Limited
50th Anniv Edition, Oak
Case, unfired $1200.
Corevolution Back Ex-
erciser New cost $600
Excellent condition. Sell
TREADMILL Pro Form
sel Space saver, like
new, 6 preset workouts,
mcast.net $350/or best
FORM Black good
cond call for features
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 JET 3,
New condition. Cost
$5000, Will sell for
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
MOBILE HOME 2/1
waterfront. All Appl.
w/120 Watt Amp -
Good condition. $100.
CHIHUAHUA- 61b male.
$150. 31b F $250 shots
& wormed. Barb -Days
DOG KENNEL galva-
nized; heavy duty 10' x
10' 6' tall $350/neg.
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 pur-
bred, 8 wks, $1U50
MOVIE CAM & proj. -
8mm, exc. cond.,
$150/or best offer.
dish & 2 new sat. re-
- Extreme 2 & TC5000
POOL TABLE 9 ft.
TELEVISIONS 50" &
55"' Working condition.
10" bench table saw
GENERATOR Briggs &
Stratton, never used,
5500w, 10hp, $500.
TOR like new 10,500
watts, on wheels, 20hp
Honda, 10gal tank
PAINT SPRAYER Up
to 5 gal. Spray-tech
Model 1720. Attach-
ments $200 neg
TOOL BOX Polished alu-
minum for pickup truck
GAME CHAIR w/ipod,
mp3 hookup $60/or
PSP Great Condition. 7
games & case included.
VACUUM H20 vacuum
still in box $150.
06 CRAFTSMAN Riding
Mower 20HP Koh-
ler/46in cut $1200/or
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that's updated regulaly:
DISK 6' off set, for
farming, $300. Call
GARDEN ROTO TILLER
- Tecumseh, 5hp, chain
drive, runs great, $250
RIDING LAWN MOWER
- TroyBilt, w/dbl. grass
catcher, $750 or best
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East Fort Myers, 2bd 1ba,
central heat & a/c, close to
shop & transportation $575.
Call aft 6 (239) 694-8871
style apt's. Both apts.
are fully furnished w/
stone tiles throughout.
1 w/fenced yard. $600
& $650 per mo. Water,
lights & cable included.
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40 Greentree Drive,
9:00 AM -5:00 PM,
4011 Rainbow Circle
3bed/2ba, 4059 S
Caged Swimming Pool
on River, 3BR/2BA, 1
mile to downtown La-
Belle, non-smkg. env.,
no pets, $1,000 mo. +
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
FIRST MONTH F
2.5BA, 3 fenced
2300 sq. ft.
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
Join all the people who
say, "I sold it in the
OFFICE SPACE 800
SF, Strip Center, Add'I
space avail, 1 mi N of
bridge on Hwy 29, La-
Belle. Reduced to
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tax: 5'xO' 42.80
24 hr access $25
returnable key deposit.
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in the classifieds
3BR/2BA, huge LR, DR,
Den, Fla. room, util.
w/wd, boathouse, dock,
ramp, carport, garage,
$900 mo. (970)728-8011
Your next job could be
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863-675-3339 6760 Santa Fe North
Corner of Cowboy Way & Cedarwood
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including 20 in the Ft. Myers area
AUGUST 5th 7:00 PM
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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
IMMOKALEE house in
gated community -
2,000 sq. ft. + dbl. gar-
age, on 5 acres, fenced,
shed & pole barn
$286,000. Call for appt.
Buy Now/Build Later
PRIME VACANT LOT
Price to sell! Call Owner
LABELLE, FL- 15
acres, fronting State
Rd. 80, great invest-
ment, possible some
rezoning. In the path
of growth, reduced
for a great buy!
RANCHETTE 1.25 acre
Montura Ideal for RV,
Mobile or Primary Home.
Owner Financing $2,000
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DEAL Of The Century -
300' of Deep Waterfront
w/180' dockage, home
& workshop in Ortona.
$249,900 Call 239-823-
Find it faster Sell it sooner
in the classifieds
For more listings,
FIRST MO. FREE Fort
Denaud, 3BR, 2BA, 1.5
fenced ac., $675/mo.
LABELLE 2br, Iba,
quiet, Ig deck, AC,
$150/wk, $350 to move
LABELLE Double Wide
3BR, 2BA, $175/wkly.,
$200 sec. dep. Call
LaBelle, 2br, 11/2 bath
1st & last wks rent +
sec. dep. $105/wk
LABELLE Crescent Acres
area, 2br/2ba. Only $85
per wk. + dep. 863-
673-6362. Call now!
MOVE TO YOUR LAND
Mobile Home Angels
For more listings,
16' Cobia fiberglass boat
w/ new trailer, canopy
& depth finder $3500
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.
Nautical Flea Market
& Seafood Festival
Sept. 18th 20th
Martin & Co. Fairgrounds,
Stuart, FL. Vendor Space
Avail. Call 954-205-7813
ER MOTOR HOME -'87,
needs work, $2500 neg.
PROWLER, 30' Sleeps
6, many extras, $3,400.
Call (863) 763-9998
5th Wheel Hitch, 15K,
Reese, $100.00 Call
2002 Mercury 8HP out-
board motor Freshwa-
ter use only $600.
MERCURY 4HP OB -
runs great,very de-
pendable $400/or best
STAINLESS PROP 4
BLADE TROPH. PLUS
$400/or best offer
2006 11,200 mi. Har-
ley maintained, new
rear and front tires
some powder coated
parts, harley detachable
sissy bar, sport wind-
shield. leave message if
no answer $9600/or
HONDA SCOOTER 2003
- Mint cond., less than
1K miles, $1,500 neg.
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
POLARIS 700 KING
QUAD, '07 purchased
'08 for $8,000, 5 yr.
warranty incl., low mi.,
SPORTSMAN 2007 -
Barely used, new
$ 5 9 0 0 / neg
SUZUKI EIGER 2006 -
YAMAHA BIG BEAR 400
- front & rear winches,
lift kit, lights, radio,
$4000 or trade
2001 needs work, incl.
26' 1995 RV, new tires
& roll out canopy, gas &
electric hookup $3500
ALUMA LITE '87 32,
A/C, clean, neat, good
shape. $3500 or best
For more listings,
BUICK LESABRE, '90 -
ugly but runs good,
good tires, $500.
1986 run & AC
$ 180 0 /firm.
CHEVY LUXURY RIDE
VAN 1988 Tan,Trail-
er hitch, Seats 8, V-6
FORD TAURUS 1993 -
4-door, A/C, new tires
and brakes, runs great
JEEP LIBERTY 2002 -
2002 silver Jeep Liberty
Limited Edition. New
tires, leather seats, lots
of extras, good condi-
tion. 95,000 miles.
MERCURY SABLE LS
'01 Clean! Runs really
good. A/C, Leather, Etc.
MERCURY SABLE STA-
TION WAGON, '94 -
new air, 100k mi.,
1998 4dr gold v6,new
ac comp.miles unknow.
PONTIAC 6000 LE, '88
- runs good, cold a/c,
good tires, $850.
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 tri., $2200
DOORS AND Fenders
Set '85 Ford F-series
FORD RIMS NEW 6
LUG 18" ALUM.NO
TIRES $300/or best of-
NERF BARS Chrome,
Fits Ford F-150 '04
Crew cab $100.
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
CHEVY PICKUP 1989-
V-8 Full size ext cab 8'
bed runs great $1500.
1996 x-cab, auto, A/C,
DODGE D200 1968 -
383 auto run.cond.bed
DODGE DOUBLE CAB
'96 4x4, all trailer
hitches, good shape,
$3000 (863)634-7328 /
FORD F-150 1993 -
A/C, V-8, 4WD
$2 0 0 0 / firm.
TOYOTA UHAUL 1990
- v6 auto, 201,143
miles, ac. $1999.
UTILITY TRAILER -
5x8 utility trailer with
sides and spare tire
Shop from a gift catalog
that's updated regulaly:
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the perfect gift. Look
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CHANCE'S 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, CHANCE'S TOW
ING & RECOVERY RESERVE THE
RIGHT TO ACCEPT OR REJECT ANY
AND/OR ALL BIDS.
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VIN#1GNDM 9W51 B104709
8/13/2009 @ 8:00AM
328571 CB 7/30/09
PUBLIC NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY OF
Florida Homebuyer Opportunity Program
The State Housing Initiatives Partnership (SHIP) Program has awarded to Hend-
ry County $350,000. Ten Percent (10%) will be distributed for program adminis-
tration. Fiscal year 2009/2010 S.H.I.P allocation of funds will be utilized to
implement the Florida Homebuyer Opportunity Program (FHOP) strategy until
the expiration of the Florida Homebuyer Opportunity Program Tax Credit as
created through The America Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. The
SHIP program is created for the purpose of providing funds to expand produc-
tion of and preserve affordable housing in Hendry County.
Strategy #1 Purchase Assistance Program- First Time Home Buyers
Very Low Income $30,000.00
Low Income $20,000.00
Moderate Income $10,000.00
Strategy #2 Housing Rehabilitation/Renairs/Demolition-
Maximum allowable: $30,000.00
Strategy # 3 Emergency Home Reaair-
Maximum allowable: $15,000.00
Strategy #4 Disaster/ Mitiaation Strateay-
Maximum allowable: $30,000.00
Strategy #5 Florida Homebuver Opportunity Program-
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
natural disaster as declared by Executive Order. All strategies are subject to
SHIP FUNDS MAY NOT BE USED TO PURCHASE. REHABIITATE OR RE-
PAIR MOBILE HOMES.
Eligible households must qualify under specifically mandated adjusted gross in-
come limits, adjusted to family size, and taxpayer filer status as established by
the Florida Housing Finance Agency for Hendry County and in accordance with
the specific guidelines created for each strategy. Eligible single family owner oc-
cupied site built homes must qualify; each strategy has an allocation and hous-
ing 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 continue to receive ap-
plications on a continuous basis for affordable housing assistance for eligible
residents of Hendry County until all available funds have been encumbered.
All SHIP assistance recipients must agree to comply with all SHIP Program crite-
ria and requirements as set forth in Chapter 91-37, Florida Administrative Code
and are frequently modified and amended. SHIP Funds may not be used to
purchase, rehabilitate, or repair mobile homes. SHIP programs do not
discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, marital
status, familial status, disability, or age (provided the applicant has the capacity
to enter into a binding contract.)
328242 CB/CN 7/30/09
18 Caloosa Belle July 30, 2009
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the perfect gift. Look
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NOTICE TO BIDDER
INTATON TO BID
Notice is hereby given that the District School Board of Hendry County,
Florida, will receive bids until 3 00 p.m. on August 10, 209 at the Hendry
County School Board's Finance Office, at which t they will be opened
EProtct le: Clewiston Middle School Chiller Replacement Project
ProectLocation Clewiston Middle School
601 West Pasadena Avenue
Clewiston, Fl 33440
Name. of owner Hendry County School Board
25 E. Hickpochee Ave.
LaBelle, FL 33935
Pject coe Furnish all labor and materials reuired to replace the
two chiler assemblies of Clewiston Middle School, located in Clewiston,
Florida. The chillers have been pr purchased by the District School Board
of Hendry County and will be delivered to the site were the CONTRACTOR
will unloaad install the chillers.
Site Examination: A mandatory prebid meeting will be held in the cafete-
ria of Clewiston Middle School on August, 6, 2009 at 10:00 am,
Placefor ReceistofBids: All bids shall be delivered to: Hendry County
School Boards Finance & Purchasin Office 111 Curry Stret, LaBelle FL,
or Mailed to: Hendry County School Boards Finance & Purchasing Offce,
P.O. Box 1980, LaBe e, FL 33975.
inin i D men Bidders may obtain documents, including draw-
ing and pecication, by contacting the office of Jay Ammon Architect,
Inc., 3246 Lakeview Oaks Drive, Longwood, Florida, 32779, telephone
number (407) 333-1977. Documents will be distributed at no cost to the
bidders at the prebid meeting and will be mailed to the bidders at their re-
All bids must be enclosed in a sealed envelope plainly marked on the out
side: Bid Q10-0002 Chiller Installation Replacement Project at Clewiston
Middle School, Bid Date: August 10, 2009. The School Board of Hendry
County reserves the right to reject any and all bids reeived, and to waive
ny and all irreularitie inm regard thereto. No bids may be withdrawn after
the scheduled closing time for receipt for bids for a period of sixty (60) cal-
endar days without consent of the Board.
Hendly County School Board
Patrick B Langford, Chairman
328574 CB/CN 7/30/09
READING A NEWSPAPER...
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS
Notice is hereby given that the Local Planning Agency of Hendry County (LPA) will hold a public hearing on the following petition on
August 12, 2009 at 6:00 p.m., at the Hendry County Courthouse, Commission Chambers, 25 E Hickpochee Ave, LaBelle, Florida The
LI'A will determine if the application is consistent with die I Iendry County Comprehensive Plan and will review die application for con-
sistency with the Hendry County Land Development Code.
The recommendations of the Local Planning Agency will b made to the Board of County Commissioners for final consideration at a pubic hearing
Copies of the files and information regarding the petition are available for public inspection at the Hendry County Planning and Zoning
Department, 165 South Lee Street, LaBelle, Florida, and may be viewed Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m to 5:00 p.m.
All persons washing to be heard on this issue may appear at said meeting. Ifa person decides to appeal any decision made by the board,
agency or commission with respect to any matter considered at such meeting or hearing, he or she will need a record of the proceedings,
and that, for such purpose, he or she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the tes
timony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.
Petition Number: VCO9 0001
Big Dicli, LLC, represented by Mr. Darrell Copeland, D & E Surveying, Inc.
Ordinance title: A RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF HENDRY COUNTY,
FLORIDA, GRANTING A VACATION OF ROAD RIGI IT-OF-WAY ON A PARCEL OF LAND IN TI IE RESIDENTIAL/I IIGI I
DENSITY -MOBILE HOME (RG-3M) ZONING DISTRICT
F Road, LaBelle, FI
771 acres +/
The applicant is requesting a vacation of right of-way
Legal description of subject property:
DESCRIPTION: THE EAST 30 FEET OF THE FOLLOWING:
A PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN THE NW 1/4 OF SECTION 9, TOWNSHIP 44 SOUTI, RANGE 29 EAST, IENDRY
COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND BEING MORE COMMONLY KNOWN AS PARCEL F-2, LABELLE RANCHETTES, MORE
PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCING AT THE SE CORNER OF THE NE 1/4 OF SAID SECTION
9; RUN S86'3310"W, ALONG TIIE SOUTII LINE OF TilE NORTII 1/2 OF SAID SECTION 9, A DISTANCE OF 398772
FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUING S86'33'10'W ALONG SAID SOUTH LINE A DIS
TANCE OF 293.10 FEET, THENCE Nl03 '45 0"W, A DISTANCE OF 1325.46 FEET TO THE CENTERLINE OF ROAD "F"
BEING A 60 FOOT WIDE RIGI IT-OF-WAY; TI ENCE N86- 28'02 E, ALONG SAID CENTERLINE A DISTANCE OF 285.00
FEET; THENCE S04 06'20"E, A DISTANCE OF 1325.96 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. EXCEPTING THERE
FROM THE NORTHERLY 30 FEET WHICH HAS BEEN RESERVED FOR ROAD RIGHT OF WAY
Orvell Howard, Chair
I lndry County Local Planning Agency
Janet B. Taylor Chairwoman
1 Iendry County Board
of County Commissioners
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS
Notice is hereby given that the Local Planning Agency of I hendry County (LA) will hold a public hearing on the following petition on
August 12, 2009 at 6:00 p.m., at the Hendry County Courthouse, Commir ssion Chambers, 25 E Hiclkochee Ave, LaBelle, Florida The
LPA will determine ifthe application is coransistent with the Hendry County Comprehensive Plan and will review the application for con
sistency with tle I endry County Land Development Code.
Therectmmendatainsofthe hiclcaPlahnning Aecy wil be nmde to the Board of (inty nmCir sioner, for final cotideraton at a public hang
Copies of the files and information regarding the petition are available for public inspection at the Hendry County Planning and Zoning
Department, 165 South Lee Street, LaBelle, Florida, and may be viewed Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
All persons wishing to be heard on this issue may appear at said meeting If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the board,
agency, or commission with respect to any matter considered at such meeting or hearing he or she will need a record of the proceedings,
and that, for such purpose, he or she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the tes-
timony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based
Petition Number: SE09-0002
Mr. Ignacio Soto, represented by H.L. Bennett, ., PL.S
Resolution title: A RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF HENDRY COUNTY
FLORIDA, GRANTING A SPECIAL EXCEPTION TOALLOW HEAVY RECREATIONAL USES IN A GENERAL AGRICULTURE
(A-2) ZONING DISTRICT.
800 North SR 29, Felda, FI
482 acres +/-
Request: The applicant is requesting a special exception to allow heavy recreational uses such as rodeos, horse shows,
and similar events in a General Agriculture (A 2) zoning district
Legal description of subject property:
TIE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF TIE NORTIIHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION 21, TOWNSIIP 45S, RANGE 29E, IIENDRY IIENDRY
COUNTY FLORIDA, EXCEPTING THEREFROM THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PARCEL SITUATED IN SAID SECTION
21, TO WIT: BEGINNING AT A POINT 440 FEET SOUTH OF THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SAID SECTION 21,
TIIENCE EAST 210 FEET, TIIENCE SOUTH 420 FEET, THENCE WEST 210 FEET, TIIENCE NORTII 420 FEET TO THE
POINT OF BEGINNING. LESS THE RIGHT OF WAY FOR STATE ROAD 29.
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I H"H. L. BENNETr
& ASSOCIATES INC.
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Orvell Howard, Chair
Hendry County Local PlanningAgency
FNOR Co Nr
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EXHIBIT 1 14
Janet BI Taylor, Chairwoman
Hendry County Board
of County Commissioners
NOTICE OF MEETING
labelle,L -A workshop of the la-
cal Mitigation Strataegy fLMSS
Working Gmu has been sched-
uled for Thursday, August 6, 2009 at
10:00 am., in the Training Room of
the Hendry County EMS tation lo-
cated at 1050 Forestry Division
Road; Labelle, FL 33935. The LMS
strives to lessen the human, environ
mental, and economic costs of disas-
ters through hazard mitigation.
Members of the public are inited to
attend and provide comment. *If a
person decides to appeal any deci-
sion made by the board, agency, or
commission with respect to any mat
ter considered at such meeting or
hearing, he or she will need a record
of the proceedings, and that, for
such purpose, he or she may need
to ensure that a verbatim record of
the proceedings is made, which
record includes the testimony and
evidence upon which the appeal is to
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
327834 CB 7/30/09
Taylor attends convention
Melissa Taylor of The Dance Company recently at-
tended the Monsters of Hip Hop Dance Convention
held in Orlando, FL July 17-19. Instructors for the
convention included Tabitha and Napoleon Dumo,
choreographers for "So you Think You Can Dance,"
The Beat Freaks (America's Best Dance Crew) and
Marty Kudelka (Dancing With The Stars). Classes
were offered in various styles of Hip Hop and Hip
Hop technique. Melissa is the owner of The Dance
Company, 540 1st Ave., LaBelle, where classes will
be offered in ballet, tap, jazz and Hip Hop. For more
information call 239-322-8525.
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Healing Euc ans our 9:30 am
Bible Study 10:30 am
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"Where everybody is Someaby ---
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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
. Sally Mae
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Weddings Anniversaries Parties
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for weddings, parties, banquets
or any special events
For information call 863-675-3641
REPAIR SERVICE, INC.
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OFFICE (863) 675-5919
CELL (863) 673-0861
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Call Al Curry at 239-872-0998
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Patrick H. Guadiz, M.D.
Board Certified in Family Practice
Former Chief Resident of
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Complete Primary Care for Your Family
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Accepting New Patients
Serving Two Locations
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Caloosa Belle/Dale S. Conyers
Left: Mr. John Hammett presented a brick for US Army CWO Robert Hammett Jr. who gave his life in service to his nation in Iraq 2008 to Post 130 1st Vice Com-
mander Bill Davis as Post 130 Chaplain Sam Renfro looks on. Center: USMC Gunnery SGT Bechtel presented a brick for SSGT Chris Strickland who gave his life in
service to his nation in Afghanistan 2008 to Post 130 1st Vice Commander Bill Davis. Right: US Army Private Mata presented a brick for Medal of Honor recipient,
Specialist 4th Class Nicholas J Cutinha, who gave his life in Viet Nam 1968 to Post 130 1st Vice Commander Bill Davis. His Medal Of Honor is on Display at the
American Legion Post 130 here in LaBelle. Bottom: The Honor Guard prepare to give a 21-gun salute as K.C. Lynn plays Taps.
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