Vol. 87 No. 36
Person of the Year
The Greater LaBelle Chamber
of Commerce's 37th Annual Ban
quet will Oct. 5, at the LaBelle Civic
Center. Organizations may set up
a table to let everyone know what
they do and how they work. This
will begin at 5:30 p.m. The ban-
quet will begin at 6:30 p.m.
The LaBelle Chamber of Com-
merce is looking for that special
person who gives it all to our com-
munity behind the scenes or in
the lead to do the right thing. This
honor will be presented to the spe-
cial person at the banquet. Please
send your letters to 0. Box 456
LaBelle, Fl. 33975, or drop by the
office Monday-Friday 9 to 5.
This year the speaker will be Dr.
Kenneth Walker from Edison State
College. Tickets are available from
all Chamber Board Members and
at the Chamber office. Tickets are
$25 per person. Please call 863-
675-0125 or stop by the Chamber
for more information.
Business expo planned
The Small Business Develop-
ment Center (SBDC) and South
west Florida Workforce Devel-
opment Board (SFWDB) are
partnering to provide a one-stop
information business expo for Oc-
tober 7, 3-7 p.m. at the Masonic
Lodge on Jaycee-Lions Drive.
The expo will enable those who
are searching for answers to tap
into the resources needed to find
Contact Janice Groves, SBDC,
firstname.lastname@example.org or swillisl997@
aol.com for more information.
See Page 4 for information about
how to contact the newspaper
Thuroosay, September 17, 2009
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Public Safety: New EOC almost ready
Hurricane season not over yet
by Patty Brant
With a little over two months
left in Hurricane Season, Florida
is in the midst of the peak sea-
son now. As always, Hendry
County Emergency Management
is preaching preparation for the
next storm. So far this may have
been a very quiet season, but
one thing is certain there will
be a big storm one day.., it will
hit this area ... and we had all
better be ready for it.
This year Emergency Man-
agement has put in two full days
of preparation with agencies and
the community one at Walmart
in Clewiston, the other at the ro-
deo grounds in LaBelle. Staff has
also been prominent at high pro-
file gatherings like the SCF and
Sugar Festival and has provided
speakers for community groups.
Director Lupe Taylor pointed
out that we can never prepare
enough and that her department
is continually updating.
The one thing residents must
understand is that they have to
have a plan for emergencies. She
said her department is trying a
new approach in the struggle to
help residents become prepared.
They are targeting fifth graders in
the hope they will pass urgent
information on to their parents.
The students would use the
state's Web site to make a fam-
ily plan, then take it home for
parents. Ms. Taylor said she is
trying to set the program up with
Residents need to prepare
for the worst case scenario. This
year 21 names have been desig-
nated for 2009 storms. Currently
See EOC Page 2
Caloosa Belle/Patty Brant
Construction of the county's new Emergency Operations Cen-
ter is coming toward completion in December. It is located by
the old Berry's plant on SR 80 on property from South Florida
Water Management District.
Emergency Management Director Lupe Taylor shows o
Emergency Operations Center's generator.
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by Patty Brant
It looks like the City of LaBelle is
finally making some headway in its
ongoing effort to provide accept-
able drinking water to its custom-
Mayor Paul Puletti announced
the good news at the Sept. 10 city
commission meeting that it has
received $2.2 million in stimulus
funding, the largest amount the
city has received. It will be used to
purchase a reverse osmosis skid
to connect with the current water
See City Page 2
The 29th annual Kiwanis Kid's
Day is this Saturday, Sept. 19, from
10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Barron Park.
The celebration is geared toward
elementary aged children and
younger, but everyone is welcome.
There will be lots of games, activi-
ties, information, food and enter-
tainment ending at 2 p.m. after the
raffle drawing for two bikes and
Kid's Day is an annual event the
Kiwanis Club of LaBelle has been
hosting since 1980. Club members
See Kids Page 2
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Caloosa Belle September 17, 2009
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they are up to #6 Fred.
Emergency Management has also been
working on education in Hendry County,
training first responders. They are planning
a National Incident Command training ses-
sion for all those who take on support roles
at the Hendry County Emergency Opera-
tions Center (EOC), the command center
for the county during extreme emergencies.
It will be open to all District 6 emergency
personnel, but Hendry County staff will
Each year Ms. Taylor said they review
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tenance, administration, finance, zoning
- all phases of local government. There are
three levels of training for EOC operations:
basic, supervisor and director.
The state will assist in various roles as
necessary in a crisis, using staff from unacti-
vated EOCs around the state.
Ms. Taylor also said her department has
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including putting out its annual All Hazards
Guidelines in Spanish.
They have also provided churches with
information to be disseminated.
So far, the county has trained 100 volun-
teers for Community Emergency Response
Teams (CERT) and is still building its team.
During an emergency, teams may be called
on to assist in various way. in-ildi n mn--
ning water and ice Points 1 i, .... -......
(PODs) after they are set up by the National
The biggest news from Emergency Man-
agement is the upcoming opening of the
long-awaited new EOC. After Wilma, then
Governor Jeb Bush paid a visit to LaBelle.
Seeing the tiny space available for the EOC
at the sheriff's office, he originally made a
promise of state funding for a new facility.
That never materialized from the Legisla
ture, but the state finally did come through
with grants for the facility.
Emergency Management expects to
move in to the new facility, located off SR 80
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ity is being built with all grant money, with
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grants for the rest.
The f., I',. sill house the three EM
workers: i.,, .i--. Lupe Taylor, Kelly Dyess
and Amy Howard along with E911 Coordi-
nator Robin McLain, Public Safety Director
Randy Bengston and Assistant Donna Akin.
Although the facility may seem too large for
just six employees, it includes two training
rooms for county agencies and will be need
for response teams in all big emergencies
- fire, tornado, chemical spill any big inci-
At this time, crews are putting in com-
The "war room" or "situation room" will
have a projector to monitor weather data
and information on shelters as well as as-
sessments, road closings and so on. The
facility has a 360 W generator encased in
a protective shell in case power is lost. It is
also protected from debris by metal mesh
There is plenty of storage area and show-
ers for workers who may be there for days
at a time.
The facility will have satellite communi-
cations to the state EOC along with phone
lines, satellite TV for National Hurricane
Center hook up; radio communications for
RACES (volunteer ham radio operators) will
also have a separate room.
There is no accommodation for dispatch
at this time, but there may be in the future.
They will be able to call the sheriff's office
on the radio.
This is Ms. Taylor's third year as director,
her ninth with Emergency Management. She
served as chief over logistics previously.
Ms. Taylor is committed to making Hen-
dry County and its residents as resistant to
emergency situations as she can.
"I grew up here," she said, "This is my
tow.. ... ..........i; I have a passion for
its i- 1.1 i.. adamant that part of
everyone's emergency plan is to have an
out-of-state contact for all family members
to report to. She also said everyone needs to
keep an emergency kit in their vehicle just
like she does.
She warns that shelters should only be
used as the last resort when emergencies
occur. They are not pleasant or comfortable
places. Persons with Special Needs (PSN) -
those who require special care have a shel-
ter at West Glades School. Remember to
bring a caregiver and all their medical and
other supplies. Anyone needing this type
of shelter must be registered in advance.
Please call 612-4700.
Continued From Page 1
give back to our community and dedicate a
day that is all about the children. In recent
years they have extended an invitation to
other kid-focused organizations to join in as
they show our children their importance.
There will be many games and activi-
ties for the children, including football and
bean bag tosses, candy in the hay, jump
ropes, hula hoops, parachute game, soccer
and bounce houses. The Community Traf-
fic Safety Team with help from FDOT, HCSO
Explorers, Boy Scout Troop 9, Girl Scout
Troops 566 and 34, and the LaBelle Area
Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Committee will
host a Bike Rodeo. Bikes will be available
for you to use. Numerous organizations will
be available with information and activities
to educate children and parents alike on a
wide variety of topics.
Entertainment will be ongoing thanks to
the Hendry County Recreation Department
Continued From Page 1
treatment plant. The funding is made up of
85 percent grant and 15 percent loan, which
will be "forgiven."
Running 24 hours a day, the RO skid to
be purchased will produce 250,000 gallons
of water per day in addition to the plant's
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and the use of their sound system. Enjoy the
All Star Cheerleaders, Intro,it- MtI4rithl Arts
Club, Seminole Indian T ,l..,, .......
Kiwanis is a global organization of volun-
teers dedicated to changing the world one
child and one community at a time. It is also
,.,;, .. .; ..;.., w ith groups for all
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every Tuesday morning at 7 a.m. at Flora &
Ella's Restaurant. They welcome any all.
Kids are invited to the annual Kiwanis
Kids Day Saturday, Sept. 19.
current one million gallons per day.
The mayor said he now feels better about
the future and acknowledged the "gargan-
tuan" effort by city, Applied Technology and
Maintenance (ATM) and the Department of
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be signed on by Dec. 12. Bids should be let
in October. Water from the current plant
will be blended with that from the new RO
skid to create a more acceptable product.
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Special to the Caloosa Belle/Lisa Sands
Thank you to all who supported The Salvation Army BBQ Pork Sandwich fund-
raiser lunch. We truly appreciate all who cooked, served, prepared, donated
items and/or time, purchased tickets, dined in and ate out on Thursday, July 30,
2009. We were able to raise in excess of $900 for The Salvation Army's LaBelle
Food Pantry, which will allow us to continue serving our neighbors in need.
Thank you again for your ongoing and generous support. Anyone who wishes
can still donate: Donations can be made to The Salvation Army LaBelle office at
180 N. Main Street or by mail RO. Box 218, LaBelle, FL 33975.
Daniel Guerrero, 21, was arrested Sept.
1 3 ,, i i, 1 ,al .. . ,l .i ,,1 ,' ,
battery: touch/strike. Sgt. Olvera was the ar-
Sierra Elizabeth Murphy, 17, was arrest-
ed Sept. 11 and charged with burglary of a
dwelling, structure or conveyance armed
and larceny grand theft with a firearm. She
is accused of being the driver in a burglary
in which several guns and other property
were taken. Inv. M. McVey was the arresting
Gene William Anderson, 30, was arrested
Sept. 13 and charged with battery: touch/
strike and battery on a person 65 years of
age or older. Deputy L. Brooks was the ar-
Christopher John Harris, 35, was arrested
in LaBelle Sept. 10 and charged with crimi-
nal mischief damage property $1,000 or
more and grand theft vehicle third degree.
He was arrested by Deputy R. Shepherd af-
ter a BOLO (Be On the Look Out) was is-
sued by Clewiston Police Department. The
sheriff's report stated he was a reputed gang
member from California and expected to be
armed and dangerous. He has a tattoo on
his neck reading "Keep Hating."
According to the arrest report, after he
was apprehended in LaBelle he kicked a
2009(FHTNC)--Marine Corps Pfc. Jose
M. Soto Hernandez, son of Gloria and Ma-
rio Soto of LaBelle, recently completed 12
weeks of basic training at Marine Corps Re-
cruit Depot, Parris Island, S. C. designed to
challenge new Marine recruits both physi-
cally and mentally.
Soto Hernandez and fellow recruits be-
gan their training at 5 a.m. by running three
miles and performing calisthenics. In addi-
tion to the physical conditioning program,
Soto Hernandez spent numerous hours
in classroom and field assignments which
included learning first aid, uniform regula-
tions, combat water survival, marksman-
ship, hand-to-hand combat and assorted
weapons training. They performed close
order drill and operated as a small infantry
unit during field training.
Soto Hernandez and other recruits also
received instruction on the Marine Corps'
core values--honor, courage and commit-
ment and what the core values mean in
guiding personal and professional conduct.
window out of the patrol unit. He was later
arrested by CPD Officer J. Pilon and charged
with kidnap inflict bodily harm or terrorize
victim, vehicle theft third degree and robbery
carjacking without a firearm or weapon.
He had reportedly forced his ex-girlfriend to
take him to Clewiston in her car. She man-
aged to get away and hide while calling for
help and Harris went back to LaBelle where
he was found and arrested.
Curshala McPhee, 21, was arrested Sept.
13 and charged on a warrant with VOP: fel-
ony or community control. Deputy N, Kirk
was the arresting officer.
Cyril Elaine Harvey, 28, was arrested Sept.
12 and charged with larceny theft between
$300-$5,000. CPD Officer Blackman was the
Jessica Michelle Swindle, 22, was arrest-
ed Sept. 12 and charged with larceny $300-
$5,000. CPD Officer Holley was the arresting
Timothy Lazell Leach, 25, was arrested
Sept. 12 and charged with VOP: felony or
community control. CPD Officer Blackman
I ,, I, I i 11 ir, 23, was arrested
Sept. 11 and charged with aggravated bat-
tery cause bodily harm or disability. Officer
M. Egley was the arresting officer.
Soto Hernandez and fellow recruits end-
ed the training phase with The Crucible, a
54-hour, team evolution culminating in an
emotional ceremony in which recruits are
presented the Marine Corps Emblem, and
addressed as "Marines" for the first time in
Etch your name in history!
The LaBelle Veterans Memorial at the cor-
ner of SR 80 and Main Street, will pay tribute
to the families of the men and women who
were lost fighting for this country.
Help "pave the way" around the park by
purchasing a brick (or bricks). Bricks can
be inscribed with three lines with 18 spaces
per line. Mail your order with payment to:
American Legion Post 130, 699 Hickpochee
Ave., LaBelle, FL 33935. Visa and Master-
charge are accepted. Make checks payable
to LaBelle Veterans Memorial.
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Soto Hernandez completes basic
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Thanks for participating!
Watch the noise
This past Saturday night I had the dis
pleasure of listening to a live band about
five residences to the south of me. I live in
a sixty eight acre, one family per acre neigh
borhood. I know the majority of us did not
take kindly to what was going on at twelve
thirty A M Sunday morning. I know the sher-
iff already received four complaints on the
This kind of "get together" happens at
least eight to fifteen times a year around this
area. I thought there was a law about music
or other noises that are considered a public
nuisance at a certain distance away. I have
nothing against people having a good time,
all I'm asking is please have some respect
for your fellow man.
I read a story recently of a man who was
too busy to serve God. He regretted that, and
he worried about it, but he just couldn't find
He managed to get to
church on Sunday morn-
ings, but there was no
time during the week
to be involved with he
men's group, and to help
around the church the
way he used to. The times
have become difficult.
He still has his job, Fr. Alan
but some of his fellow Kelmereit
workers have been laid
off, and the ones who remain have to pick
up the slack Ti,. i ... .. ...... i, 1 .
the sam e, .i i., i. I h I p.i i-
wife works, too, and the only time they have
together is an hour or so in the evening af-
ter the kids go to bed. And the kids need his
time, too. He tries to spend some with them,
help them with homework, listen to their
stories, pray with them at bedtime.
He's pretty tired all thee time, and so
while he makes it to church on Sunday, he's
just too much out of steam for other church
Are you thinking that someone needs
to tell this guy to get his priorities in order,
make time for the important work at the
church, and do the best he can with the rest;
tell his wife and kids that sometimes you've
just got to sacrifice to do the right thing?
Actually, he's doing quite well with his
priorities. The work at the church is cer
tainly important, but loving his family and
raising his children well takes priority.
Sometimes we confuse ministry and
church work. We need to pay attention to
the way Jesus dealt with the problem. When
the crowds pressed in on him, people need-
ed healing flocked around, he went off by
himself for some r&r in the form of prayer
and quiet time.
There were times, too, when he gave up
his private time out of compassion for the
people, but he found a balance. Remember
the airline briefing, "put your own mask on
There's always more to be done than
there is time to do it, and especially around
the church sometimes it is difficult to decide
what comes first, and sometimes other peo-
ple make it difficult by trying to decide for
us what is most important and what "Good
wants us to do."
God gave us a wonderful gift, and an in-
credible responsibility when he gave us a
spouse and children. When he did that, he
gave us a ministry to help them to grow in
faith and in commitment to Jesus.
We have a ministry to relatives, friends
and neighbors as well, showing them what
it means to live a Christ-like life. And we have
been given a ministry to strangers, through
the way we live and act, to give them a
glimpse of what Jesus is like.
In fact, most of the ministry we have hap-
pens outside of church, at home, at work, in
shops and markets, wherever we happen to
be that we have dealings with other people.
Church on Sunday is our r&r, we gather to
give praise and worship to God, and in re-
turn he refreshes and strengthens us to go
back out to where we do ministry
There are many good things to be dome
at church -Bible study, outreach programs,
even cleaning the place up and keeping it in
repair. But we always need to be careful not
to confuse "church work" with the ministry
Jesus calls us to do.
Fr.Alan is pastor of Church of the GoodShep-
herd, one block south ofRt 80 on Collingswood
Pkwy, PortLaBelle. 863-675-0385.
Letters to the Editor
We the People know what America
needs. We need our jobs back in America.
Large corporations get huge tax breaks to
provide us jobs, then they make their prod-
ucts overseas and ship them back to sell to
The steel industry in the US produces
good quality steel. China's steel has caused
problems by being of poor quality and that
causes problems with the welds holding.
That is unsafe. Like many of China's im-
ports, thousands of items have been banned
because of the lead China uses in its paint.
Drywall in construction is a disaster. It molds
and has to be replaced.
We just saved GM's car industry and now
GM and Ford Motor Co. plus several other
tire companies are lobbying the government
to let foreign tires be excluded from import
taxes. Raising taxes on imports is the only
way American companies can compete with
foreign-made tires or anything else shipped
The workers in most all foreign plants
make no more than $6 (American) a day No
benefits no medical no retirement. If they
complain or can't work they are fired.
The aluminum factory in Bangaladesh
pays its workers $5.60 a week, Over 100
million girls (children) are forced to work
for little or no pay in foreign nations. Grupo
Mexico's unsafe mining practices caused
65 deaths. They closed the mine and would
not let the families retrieve their loved ones'
bodies. In China the average life span of an
aluminum factory worker is 45. No safety
programs are in effect.
We the People want our jobs back in
America. Passing legislation to raise import
taxes and limiting goods shipped into the US
will help accomplish this.
Putting trade sanctions on the countries
who continue to abuse child labor and adult
safety programs will help.
If We the People just buy two items made
in America rather than cheaper foreign made
products that will help. Now Americans are
struggling to just make their house or rent
payments and have money left for food. This
is not the America of President Kennedy or
Martin Luther King's era. Contact our elected
officials and make sure they are aware of
our needs -from city to national government
elected officials. We the People voted them
into office. Now We the People need to be
sure they know why we voted for them.
Buying American may cost more but if
we don't, when are we going to find a job?
Our President said he would work to limit
imports and cut the large tax breaks corpo-
rations get if they don't make products in
America. Congress has to support this. We
the People elect the Congress. Our recovery
in America is going to take maximum effort
from all Americans. The American Dream is
still possible. We have to pursue it with all
our energy. Nothing good comes free.
It seems today everything is about money.
The large corporations don't want to invest
in America because they lose money. Money
and political power to influence Congress is
hurting our country
A person said once that as long as the
love of power is stronger than the power of
love we will not have peace. But what do I
know? I'm just a citified country boy.
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September 17, 2009
Hendry County Food Bank will distribute
commodities Thursday, Sept. 17, from noon
till 3 p.m. at the Dallas B. Townsend Agricul-
tural Center, 1085 Pratt Blvd.
Free HIV testing Sept. 18
Hendry-Glades Health Dept. will observe
National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness
Day on Sept. 18 by having free testing from
8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at its three sites: Hendry
CHD, 1140 Pratt Blvd, LaBelle; Hendry CHD,
1100 Olympia St, Clewiston; and Glades
CHD, 956 Hwy 27 SW, Moore Haven.
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Thinking of starting your own business?
Thinking of expanding your existing busi-
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current business better? If so, you may want
to stop by the One-Stop Business Expo and
find answers to your questions.
Professionals who can help you will tend
tables set-up to provide information on
business structure, commercial and busi-
ness financing, insurance, worker's comp.,
retirement plans, business plans, county in
centives and inducements, Enterprise Zone
credits, permitting, licensing, leadership,
education opportunities and training, plus
The event takes place Wednesday, Oct. 7,
from 3-7 p.m. at the Masonic Lodge, 180 Jay
cee Lions Drive, LaBelle. There is no charge
for attending, but you will leave with price-
less information and direction. Contact Jan-
ice Groves, SBDC, at 863-840-2279 or Shirley
Willis, Southwest Florida Jobs, 863-673-3214
4-H swine, steer enrollment
If your child is interested in showing a
market swine or steer in the Hendry County
Fair or the LaBelle Youth Livestock Show,
your child must be enrolled in a 4-H project
club and must have a completed enrollment
form on file at the 4-H office on or before
Oct. 1, 2009 or by the initial weigh-in date,
whichever comes first. For more informa-
tion call Clewiston 983-1453 or 983-1598,
NOTICE OF BUDGET HEARING
The Port LaBelle Community Develop-
ment District has tentatively adopted a
budget for Fiscal Year 2009-2010.
This notice is applicable to
Hendry and Glades Counties
A public hearing to make a
FINAL DECISION on the budget
AND TAXES will be held on
Monday, September 21, 2009
Port LaBelle Community
Development District Office
3293 Dellwood Terrace
Grimsley to speak for GOP
The Republican Party of Hendry County
invites you to attend their September meet
ing with guest speaker Florida Representa-
tive District 77 Denise Grimsley on Thursday,
Sept 17, 6 p.m. LaBelle City Commissioners
Conference Room LaBelle City Hall, 481
West Hickpoochee Ave. The public is invited
to attend and hear first hand from Repre
tentative Grimsley, who represents Hendry,
Highlands, Glades and Collier counties.
Eye exams for school
Drs. Parrish and Youmans will be doing
"Back To School" vision screenings for all
Hendry and Glades students through the
5th grade during the month of September.
Stop by their office at 100 N. Main Street any
afternoon between 3-4:30 p.m. No appoint-
ment necessary. For further information call
Widows to meet
The Widows Support Group will meet for
lunch Thursday, Sept. 17, at 11:30 a.m. at the
Chinese Fortune Cookie Restaurant. All wid
VFW serving tacos
VFW Post 10100 will serve Tacos by Chu
Chu Sept. 28 at 5 p.m. followed by Ray with
Karaoke at 6 p.m.
MCA to hold pot luck
The Muse Community Association's reg-
ular September meeting has been cancelled.
The next regular meeting will be Oct. 15 at
Lock closure extended
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jack-
sonville District announced that Moore Ha-
ven Lock on Lake Okeechobee, which has
been closed for repairs since June 1, will re-
main closed until a tentative date of at least
Sept. 28. Mariners may call the South Florida
Operations Office at 863-983-8101 or visit the
Jacksonville District Web site at http://www.
The Hendry County Sheriff's Office has
recovered a goat and a bull off the roadways
of Hendry County. If you have lost any live-
stock, please call the Sheriff's Office at 674-
5600 or 805-5000.
Third annual bird count
event set for September
You are invited to participate in the Third
Annual Hendry/Glades NAMC on Saturday,
Please share this invitation with birders
To join a team or for more information
contact: Margaret England, LaBelle, sta5
PORT LABELLE COMMUNITY
FISCAL YEAR 2009-2010
General Fund 3.7100
Estimated Revenues General Fund
Taxes: Millage per $1000
Ad Valorem 3.7100 470,660
Intergovernment Revenue 75,450
Interest Income 10,400
Rental Income 0
Miscellaneous Revenue 7,000
TOTAL SOURCES 563,510
Fund Balances 433,296
TOTAL REVENUES AND BALANCES 996,806
General Government 208,160
Road Department 255,900
Mosquito Control 13,850
Culture/Recreation Department 55,600
Capital Outlay 0
Contingency Fund Reserves 30,000
TOTAL EXPENDITURES 563,510
Fund Balances 433,296
TOTAL APPROPRIATED EXPENDITURES,
RESERVES & BALANCES 996,806
email@example.com; home: 863-674-
0695 cell: 863-517-0202
Humane society gala
The Third Annual Caloosa Humane So-
ciety Gala will be Saturday, Oct. 17, from
6-9:30 p.m. at the Captain Hendry House
beginning with the silent auction at 6-8 p.m.
Entertainment will be provided casual/
The menu includes rotisserie chicken,
roast pork, green beans, roast small red po-
tatoes, dessert, tea or coffee all for $25 per
ticket. You can purchase your ticket at the
Caloosa Humane Society, 1200 Pratt Blvd.
LHS 20th Reunion
Friday, Oct. 23 Homecoming Football
Game; After party Saturday, Oct. 24 Family
BBQ at Franklin Locks; Multi Class Reunion
Party with Dinner and DJ ('80s music and
Karaoke) at Olivia's, Port LaBelle Inn. Sun-
day, October 25 -Brunch at Olivia's.
For more information: Email LHS1989-
firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Jeni Da-
vidson Dyess at 863-673-4910.
Note new SAO numbers
Please use these numbers to call the
State Attorney's Office: (863) 612-4920 La-
Belle (863) 946-0077 Moore Haven. You may
e-mail the SAO at: www.sao.cjis20.org
September 17, 2009
Beckwith receives alumnus award
FORT MYERS, Fla. (Sept. 9, 2009) Sami-
ra K. Beckwith, president and CEO of Hope
HealthCare Services, will become only the
25th recipient of The Ohio State University
Alumni Medalist Award on Sept. 25 in Co-
The award is the single highest honor ac-
corded by The Ohio State University Alumni
Association and is presented to alumni who
have gained national or international distinc-
tion as outstanding exponents of a chosen
field of profession and have brought extraor-
dinary credit to the university and significant
benefit to humankind.
Beckwith, who earned both her bach-
elor's and master's degrees in social work
at The Ohio State University, has served as
president and CEO of Hope HealthCare Ser-
vices since 1991. Under nearly two decades
of Beckwith's leadership, Hope has grown
Joseph Edwin Taylor, 80
FELDA -Joseph Edw. i i 0, of Fel-
da, passed away Sept. I ,, 1 -i..
He was born Feb. 19, 1929, in Felda, the son
of the late Maurice L. and Mary (Hayes) Taylor,
Sr Mr. Taylor married Janice Kelley He was a
Survivors include his wife, Ja" i-i- Ti
lor; two sons, Tim Taylor and I I i ..
r i . e daughter, Cindy Ford and hus-
i i- I eight t grandchildren; and five great-
Funeral services will be 10 a.m., Friday Sept.
18, in Mount Primitive Baptist Church with Elder
Marvin Wingate officiating. Interment will be
Friday in Felda Cemetery. Visitation will be to-
day from 7-9 p.m. in Akin-Davis Funeral Home,
...... i, by Akin-Davis Funeral Home -
Mary Virginia Hollingsworth, 82
LABELLE Mary Virginia Hollingsworth, age
82, of LaBelle, passed away Sept. 12, 2009, in
Shewas bornJune 9,1927,
in Arcadia, I,,.i,, I,.
late Robert I ,i ,
and the late Willie Catherine
(Campbell) Waldron. She
grew up in the LaBelle area
and lived here for most of her
life. She was a member of
the Order of the Eastern ),
Star and the American
Legion Women's Auxiliary
Survivors include her husband, Glenn Wesley
Hollingsworth; son, Robert Ernest Hollings-
worth and wife Marilyn of LaBelle; grandsons,
Nathaniel Hollingsworth of Dillard, Ga., and
Cody Hollingsworth of LaBelle; and step-grand-
son, William Watson of LaBelle; step-great-
grandson, Dalton Watson of LaBelle. She was
preceded in death by her son, Wesley Hollings-
Funeral services will be 11 a.m., li, i
Sept. 17, at Fort Denaud Cemetery i i .i-I
with Pastor W T. Maddox Jr. and Pastor Benny
Anthony officiating. Interment will follow in Fort
Denaud Cemetery, LaBelle. Visitation will be
Wednesday from 6-9 p.m. at Akin-Davis Funeral
Home in LaBelle.
from serving fewer than 100 patients a day
to more than 2,000 patients in Lee, Char-
lotte, Collier, Hendry, Glades, Hardee, High-
lands and Polk counties. Additionally, Hope
has been recognized as a national leader
in hospice and palliative care by numerous
The 2009 Alumni Medalist Award will be
conferred during the association's 51st an-
nual awards ceremony on Sept. 25. In addi
tion to being inducted into The Ohio State
University College of Social Work Hall of
Fame in 2007, Beckwith previously received
the APEX Award from the Greater Fort My-
ers Chamber of Commerce and was named
Gulfshore Life Magazine's Woman of the
Year, Survivor of the Year for the Susan G.
Komen Race for the Cure and a laureate of
Junior Achievement of Lee County's Busi-
ness Leadership Hall of Fame.
Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home -
Mae Bush, 79
LABELLE -Mae Bush, age 79, of LaBelle,
went to be in the arms of her Lord and Savior
Jesus Christ on Sept. 13,
2009, due to a massive
Mae was born in Punta
Gorda, on March 6, 1930, the
daughter of the late John
Thomas and Pearlie Mae
Mae is survived by her lov-
ing children, Rev Les-
ter Grant and wife Mary,
Debbie Miller and husband Oliver, Ronald Desse
and wife Sherry, Roger Desse and wife Sherry,
Rhonda Linman and husband Don, Rebecca
Mosher and husband Jim, Missie Nieto and hus-
band Jessie and Johnnie Sue Beckworth and
husband Billy; sisters, Wanda Sarver and Shirley
Carling; and brother, Bob Williams; numerous
S and two
in.- -~r- .- H.- i-i.i,,i .: her life will be 10
a .. i '. Akin-Davis Funeral
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Visitation will be hel iI, i .
ning in Akin-Davis F ..i. iiI .... i,,, ,i ,1 i .-
in Fort Denaud Cemetery in LaBelle.
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So Jeff took up the cause and soon realized how many people can be helped.
Three people can receive life-giving help from just one unit of whole blood.
Phlebotomist Lisa Higgins, at right, has been in this line of work for nine years.
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The family of Mary F. Dyess would like
to thank each of you who expressed
such love, care, and concern during our
time of sorrow.
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beautiful flowers, and all the prayers
were almost more than we could imag-
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Glades County schools partner to offer online classes
Hollywood, FL-Kaplan Virtual Educa- take advantage of engaging learning tools superintendent, is at the forefront of a growing trend in edu-
tion and the Glades County School District and study virtually anywhere at any time via "By partnering with Kaplan Virtual Edu- cation. The Hoover Institute predicts that by
have announced that they have partnered to the Internet." cation, we are able to offer our student body 2019 half of courses in grades 9-12 will be
launch part- and full-time online school op- The courses, taught by Florida-certified more freedom to design their education delivered online.
tions for students throughout Glades County teachers, will be embedded with audio, vid- around their own unique needs." About Kaplan Virtual Education
this fall. eo and other innovative teaching tools. The KVE courses will be designed to meet Kaplan Virtual Education (KVE), a lead-
Last year, the Florida Legislature required classes will be designed to cater to different Florida middle and high school graduation ing provider of online 6-12 education, offers
school districts to offer full-time virtual pro- skill levels, facilitate learning and keep stu- requirements. Graduating students will re- flexible, individualized and high-quality cur-
grams starting during the 2009-10 school dents motivated. ceive a diploma from the Glades County riculum and instruction to promote student
year. This virtual public school option will Teachers will use virtual white boards School District.
offer middle and high school students avari- the equivalent of a real-time online black- The tuition-free public school is open success.
ety of online courses that feature individual- board to demonstrate course work. The to all qualified Glades County students. En- KVE operates public and private schools
ized instruction and engaging curriculum. teachers, who are available to speak with rollment is open through Sept. 14. To learn that provide a wide variety of accredited
"Kaplan Virtual Education is excited to students via instant message, email and more, visit www.glades-schools.org. learning options for middle and high school
offer Glades County students an education telephone, will provide students with one A recent report on online education, students, schools and school districts. For
solution that provides rigorous, high-quality on-one attention to ensure that they are conducted by SRI International for the De more information, visit www.portal.kaplan.
courses that can be tailored to meet their engaged in their coursework and having a apartment of Education, concluded that "on edu.
unique needs and prepare them for success robust educational experience, average, students in online learning condi
in the 21st century," said Charles Thorn- "This partnership will help us accom- tions performed better than those receiving NOTICE OF BUDGET HEARING
burgh, president of Kaplan Virtual Educa- modate the needs of students who struggle face-to-face instruction."
tion. "Through this partnership, students in the traditional classroom setting," said By offering a virtual learning option to The Hendry County Board of County
can get one-on-one attention from teachers, Wayne Aldrich, the Glades County Schools students, the Glades County School District Commissioners has tentatively
adopted a budget for Fiscal Year
Grant provides children's books at library 209e10. A public hearing eto
(Labelle, FL -September 9, 2009) The BOOK FOR CHILDREN program. the placement of Math and Science Books. make a FINAL DECISION on the
Libri Foundation's Books For Children Pro- The Foundation enables a library to Barron Library was included in this dona- budget AND TAXES will be held on:
gram has awarded Barron Library $1,407.11 obtain children's books it could not other- tion and received $350 worth of math and
worth of much needed children's books. wise acquire due to budgetary constraints, science books. September 22, 2009
The books from the grant were used to start Friends or other local sponsors contribute Barron Library is very excited about the 5:30 p.m.
a new Junior Area in the library, up to $350, which the Foundation matches new Junior Area and considers it a great ad- at
The Libri Foundation is a nationwide at a 2-to-1 ratio. edition to the library. Hendry County Courthouse
non-profit organization that donates new, Additionally, the Libri Foundation re- The library wishes to thank The Libri Commission Chambers
quality children's books to small, rural pub- ceived a generous donation from Hal Be- Foundation, Hal Berenson and Laura Acker- 25 East Hickpoochee Avenue
lic libraries in the United States through its renson and Laura Ackerman to be used in man for their generosity. LaBelle, Florida
County of Hendry Fiscal Year 2009/2010
General Fund 6.5000
SPECIAL DEBT CAPITAL TOTAL
GENERAL REVENUE SERVICE PROJECTS ENTERPRISE PERMANENT INTERNAL ALL
ESTIMATED REVENUES FUND FUNDS FUNDS FUNDS FUND FUND SERVICE FUNDS
Taxes Millage Per $1,000
Ad Valorem Taxes 6.5000 13,700,813 $13,700,813
Sales and Use Taxes 1,112,537 8,003,845 1,972,250 $11,088,632
Charges for Services 1,883,621 2,626,709 193,000 1,446,800 $6,150,130
Intergovernmental Revenue 3,478.128 5.633.031 25000 $9.136,159
Fines & Forfeitures $0
Miscellaneous Revenue 328,000 488,200 54000 26,900 $897,100
Licenses and Permits $0
Internal Service Charges $0
TOTAL SOURCES 20,503,099 16,751,785 0 2,244,250 1,473,700 0 0 $40,972,834
Transfers In 2,261,894 1.463,451 150000 $3.875,345
Fund Balances/Reserves/Net Assets 3,425,000 24,642,239 2,661 895 500,000 $31.229,134
TOTAL REVENUES, TRANSFERS & BALANCES $26,189,993 $42,857,475 $0 $5,056,145 $1,973,700 $0 $0 $76,077,313
General Government 7,695,416 169,117 287.500 $8,152,033
Public Safety 13,850,851 1,487,056 $15,337,907
Physical Environment 1.918.529 6.609.238 938,660 $9,466,427
Transportation 12,159,502 $12,159,502
Human Services 944,209 1,916,325 $2,860,534
Recreation Department 1,463,404 $1,463,404
Debt Services 199,813 485,873 $685,686
Court Related Expenditures 405.606 $405,606
Internal Services $0
TOTAL EXPENDITURES $24,608,818 $24,210,248 $0 $287,500 $1,424,533 $0 $0 $50,531,099
Transfers Out 1,855,326 2,020019 $3,875,345
Fund Balances/ReserveslNet Assets 1,581,175 16,791,901 2,748626 549,167 $21,670,869
TOTAL APPROPRIATED EXPENDITURES
TRANSFERS, RESERVES & BALANCES $26,189,993 $42,857,475 $0 $5,056,145 $1,973,700 $0 $0 $76,077,313
September 17, 2009
Cowboys gaining confidence on the field, ready for Verot
by Patty Brant
"These kids don't get down. When the
chips are down they fight harder." Those
were the words LHS Head Football Coach
Hal Bennett used to describe his Cowboys
after the Sept. 11 game against the Evangeli-
cal Christian Sentinels.
Although the Cowboys
ended up on the losing
end of the 34-20 score that
night, their coach said they
"looked pretty good."
The Cowboys are get-
ting kicked by some mis
takes so far this year and
rt hoo are not capitalizing on the
Submitted po other teams' mistakes.
EDavi ven so, Coach Bennett
said the Cowboys held the Evangelical Chris-
tian team to its lowest output of the season
so far and held their usual outstanding pass-
ing game to just 54 yards.
mma bwt Coach was pleased with
the way his team is devel-
"The kids see this game
as a stepping stone. It
wasn't a rivalry or district
i, ,,,1 . ...
Submitted photo He added that the Senti
Michael Terrell nels have a lot of returnees
from last year's playoff team and said it's ex-
pected to be in the playoffs again this year.
He added "Our kids believe they can play
with equally skilled teams and better." He
continued by saying they have good focus
After the Cardinal Mooney game the kids'
attitude turned around, he noted. "A lot of
the kids came up to me after the (Evangeli
cal) game and said 'I don't feel like we lost
All three of LaBelle's touchdowns were
turned in by our quarterbacks. Taylor Jordan
ran two touchdowns in, the first one a six
yard rush after Evangelical missed a punt.
Jordan Phillips, taking over after Taylor Jor-
dan got "dinged" and had to sit out a while,
did a great job and scored on another run-
Senior place kicker Robert Facundo put
the ball between the goal posts to add the
The Cowboys are looking forward to
the next chapter in a big rivalry, traveling
to Bishop Verot this Friday. Coach Bennett
said it will be a good test against a well disci-
According to Coach
Bennett, the Cowboys
have made some key mis-
S takes this year that put
them behind in critical
They have also been
unable to capitalize on
ubmttephoto other team's mistakes.
Michael Pittman He said the biggest fun-
damental discipline the
Cowboys need to work on is tackling, add-
ing that they are working to correct it.
Coach Bennett said the Cowboy Players
of the Week against Evangelical are:
Offensive junior wide receiver Michael
Caloosa Belle/Patty Brant
Cowboys on the move! Here they are heading out on the field to face the Even-
gelical Christian Sentinels Sept. 11. Although the game will go down in the
books as a loss for the Cowboys, Coach Bennett feels very good about his team
and said the boys are playing better ball every week. The Cowboys invite their
fans out to their games. They will take on Bishop Verot away this Friday.
______hI- -- A
Terrell; Defensive junior safety David Miller; The Cowboys are looking forward to
Special teams running back Michael Pitt- each match up and Coach Bennett said,
man: and practice Michael Terrell "They're playing hard enough to win."
Caloosa Belle/Patty Brant
The crowd cheered as emergency personnel circled the Cowboy football field in
commemoration of 9/11 at the Sept. 11 Cowboy vs. Evangelical Christian Senti-
nels. It was the eighth anniversary of the day terrorists struck the Twin Towers,
the Pengaton and Pennsylvania.
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Immokalee will be having a Celebration of Cultures
festival on Friday Sept. 18- 6-12 pm, Saturday, don't Sweat, we'll fix it!
Sept. 19th 12-12 am, and Sunday Sept. 20 t
12-5 pm at the Immokalee Airport. f if y
There will be a Parade down Main Street, cultural _
music, dance, fun and interactive children's activi- =1
ties, a chili cook off, art exhibits, and vendors. FrVIN uCTOM
Admission is $1 but free for children 3 and under. SiCE 1992
For more Information and to registerto participate, visit 6 5- I 032
www.immokaleecelebration.com or call 239.252.2313
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930 South lain Street
Call: 863 675-0160
insurances accepted. Discounted fees available
and dental services provided on site.
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September 17, 2009
Little League to meet
LaBelle Little League, Inc will have its An-
nual Meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 29, at 7 p.m.
Please note the meeting will be held at the
Rec. Board Bldg.
Fast Pitch car wash planned
The Tri-Country Crushers Fastpitch Travel
Softball team will be holding a car wash and
bake sale this Saturday, Sept. 19, at Advanced
Auto Parts in Clewiston beginning at 8 a.m.
Please come by and help support these
young ladies in their quest to raise money for
tournament fees and enjoy a clean vehicle
as well as scrumptious homemade desserts.
All donations are greatly appreciated.
Attention Alumni Bailers!
If you are a former Cowgirl or Cowboy
basketball player, it's time to sign up for the
2009 LHS Alumni Basketball game, taking
place Friday, November 27, beginning at 5:30
p.m. For a registration form, see the school
website at http://www.hendry-schools.org.
Click the Schools link, and go to LaBelle
The Men's Softball League in Clewiston
will be starting soon. Everyone around the
area is eligible to play. Please call Franky and
leave a message @ 863-634-5997 for more
Also, LaBelle Middle School is starting up
a PTO (Parent/Teacher Organization). The
first meeting will be Thursday, September
17, at 5 p.m. in the LMS Library. You could
win a free wash/cut and dry from Sissy's
Place with Stylist Merry Kelly.
COE plans open house
Country Oaks Elementary is hosting its
first Open House on Thursday, September
19, from 5-7 p.m. Students and families are
welcome to visit the classrooms. The book
fair will also be open in the library. Please
stop by and look at the great selection.
Apply now to RCMA
Redlands Christian Migrant Association
in LaBelle is currently accepting child care
applications for children six weeks to five
years. RCMA supports low income working
families, farmworker families and migrant
workers through child care and family sup-
port services. They are especially interested
in serving children with special needs. To en-
roll your child with RCMA please call or visit
them at any of the following locations: La-
Belle CDC, SR 29, 863-674-4510; Mira Verde
CDC, 6761 Sante Fe N, 863-674-4104; Krome
CDC, 551 W. Cowboy Way, 863-674-4515;
Glades West CDC, 2500 S. County Line Road
731 SW, 863 612-0783; New Beginnings
CDC, 300 E Cowboy Way, 863-674-4652.
RCMA en LaBelle esta aceptando aplica
clones para cuidado de ninos desde 6 sema-
nas a 5 anos de edad especialmente ninos
con desabilidades. RCMA apoya a families
de bajos ingresos, migrants y families que
trabajan en agriculture por medio de asis-
tencia para el cuidado de ninos y servicios a
la familiar. Para registrar a su nino con RCMA
por favor de llama o visitar al cualquier de
los siguente lugares para competar una apli
cacion: LaBelle CDC, SR 29, 863-674-4510;
Mira Verde CDC, 6761 Sante Fe N, 863-674-
4104; Krome CDC, 551 W Cowboy Way,
863-674-4515; Glades West CDC, 2500 S.
County Line Road 731 SW, 863-612-0783;
New Beginnings CDC, 300 E Cowboy Way,
Sept. 19: Bye Week
Sept. 26: Riverdale Wildcats, H
Oct. 3: Clewiston Tigers, A
Oct. 10: Immokalee Indians, A,
Oct. 17: Naples Hurricanes, H,
Oct. 24: Lehigh Raiders, H
Oct. 25: Peace River Cheer Off
Oct. 31: Playoffs
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2009-10 LaBelle Cowboy Seniors
Cowboy senior players are on the move. Pictured, not in order: Juan Guijosa,
Dale Thompson, Tomas Soliz, Crispin Tovar, Andre Jones, Justin Walker, Ar-
mando Ayala, Adam Vasquez, Nick Lopez, Travis Smith, Juan Gonzalez, An-
dres Esquivel, Roberto Deras, Adam Grove and Robert Facundo.
Nov. 3, 4: H, LaBelle Preseason Classic,
Nov. 17: A, Island Coast, 6:00, 7:30
Nov. 19: A, Immokalee, 6:00, 7:30
Nov. 24: A. Bishop Verot, 6:00, 7:30
Dec. 1: H, Gateway Charter, 6:00, 7:30
Dec. 3: A. Clewiston, 5:00, 7:00
Dec. 8: H, Island Coast, 6:00, 7:30
Dec. 10: H, Dunbar, 6:00, 7:30
The City of LaBelle will be temporarily changing
the disinfection process for the City's potable
water) -,t-For cpphi From Monday,
S. thrr ifth I ,, 1 '.. Thn City of
i .i .11 1. ...i i, .1 1. chlorine
rather than combined chlorine/ammonia (chlo-
ramines). This conversion to chlorine (which is a
stronger disinfectant) from chloramines (which is
a longer-lasting disinfectant) allows The City of
LaBelle to perform a water distribution system
purge as recommend by the Department of
Th- t-rr.- "h-r.- i. disinfectant does not
i. ,. ,, However, during the
period customers may experience a slight increase
in the taste, odor and color of the water due to the
change in treatment.
Customers on kidney dialysis who use a propor-
tioning machine to prepare dialysate at home are
advised to contact their equipment supplier or
physician take any appropriate steps to accommo-
date the change in water disinfection and to install
the proper filtering devices if needed.
Customers who have fish tanks or other aquatic
species are advised to contact the local pet store to
ensure proper pretreatment of the water before
adding or changing the water in the tank to avoid
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10 Caloosa Belle September 17, 2009
best at Salon
From men and women all the way down
to small children, everybody likes to look
their best, but not everybody knows how to
bring out their own special "glow."
That's a talent that Letty Dimas, owner/
operator of Salon Eighty Four, and her col-
league Nereyda Marines love to share.
Letty has been in the hair styling business
since 2001. She graduated from both La
Belle High School and cosmetology school
in 2002. She specializes in color and cuts.
Letty has worked at a number of salons
in Immokalee and Fort Myers. Her time in
more fast-paced Fort Myers salons has given
her the experience to please all kinds of clien-
tele. This is the very first salon she's opened
and also her first opportunity to work in La-
Belle, she said, and she is very happy with
the more relaxed atmosphere.
Nereyda is also an LHS graduate, Class of
2005, She earned her cosmetology license
that same year. She previously worked at
Style City here in LaBelle. She said her spe-
cialties are highlighting and cuts.
Letty and Nereyda are proud of their fo-
cus on the client and their dedication to con-
tinuing education. It helps them stay on top
of the latest and best information and tech
niques in beauty.
At Salon Eighty Four they offer all the
services you want: highlighting, perms,
waxing, color, cuts for men, women and
children, up-dos and barber cuts including
fades. They also plan to offer facials in the
Letty and Nereyda are bubbling with
ideas. For instance, they recently put on a
birthday party with five eight-year-old girls
who had a ball, having their hair done like
grown up ladies.
At Salon Eighty Four you can also pur
chase the same top brand hair products Letty
and Nereyda use to pamper their customers.
Letty said it's important to use top quality
products at home to make sure your style
stays as perfect as it did when you walked
out of the salon. They carry brands like Bed
Head, S Factor and Matrix.
Watch for their free special events on
Salon Eighty Four is open Monday and
Wednesday 10-6, Thursday 2-9, Friday 10-7,
Saturday 10-4 and Sundays 1-4 (by appoint
ment only). The shop is closed on Tuesday.
Salon Eighty four is located at 153 S. Main
Street. Call 863-342-8066 for an appoint-
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Pictured are: Nereyda
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$09,000 3/2 in Moore $399,000 4.5Ac, 2400
Haven Yacht Club 1200 Steel Bldg Industrial,
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$117,000 4/2 Newer REDUCED $450,000 -
MH on /2 Ac, Seller Short Sale! 2 Steel
Motivated Bldgs, over s000 Sq. Ft.
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3/2 on 2 / Ac Recent $559,000- 3 Ac+/ with
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$69,000 3/2 in town, $ Old Ft
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$79,900- Newer 3/2, ,SOLPH!
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$79,900 Newer 3/2, $395,000 High
built n 2005, Short Sale. levetion with long
$110,000 UNDEg0ool in views, 5 A
CO1 fONTRACT I $499,000 Eagle Point
,., ,,,,, IAc Deep Water &
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$157,500 3/2 in Laurel
Oas, needs TC, Seller $419000 3/2 Suoer
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$169,000- 3/2 +Den on on Oxbow w/dock on
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eating. $425,000 3/4 In Ft.
REDUCED $189,900 Denaud on 2.6+/- a
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LaBelle Ranchctts, $875,000 Spectacular
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Country Cabn on 2+ Below Appraisal.
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Seller says Make Offer. Dock, Really Private
REDUCED $269,000 Los & LAND
4/2+Den CBS Custom $5,900 ort Lobelle
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$459,000 3/2 $5,900 Moore Haven
, 1 adorn CBS Yacht Club lots
Pool Home $22,000 125 Ac in
I I riding Montura Ranches
$49,000 2.2 Ac Rural
COMMERCIAL/ Residential Fenced
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$119,000 1/2 Acre Private, F RD
Commercial Lot on $100,000 2.5 Ac Hwy
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Industrial $125,000 Ft Denaud
Acres, 8 ac private oca-
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$269,000 State Road Felda area
80 Corner Ac, B- $220,000 3.8 AC Oak
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meet at 3'00 pm Tuesda,
September 2, 2009, at the
ry County Admnstatve Off
Conference Room loated at 165
SLee See et, LaBelle, FL ois
meeting is pen o the pub i
The meeting site is acceible by
If a on decides to appeal any
decision made by the Board with
raspel t o any matter co dered
he/she will need a record of th
proceedngs, and that, for such
purpo, he/she may need to en-
sure that a verbatim reord of the
proeedngs is made, which record
ncude the tetmny and e-
Tourist elopment Counl
K hon Turner Chairman
333340 CGS/CB 09/17/09
Join all the people who
say, "I sold it in the
NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
PORT LABELLE UTILITY
Notice i hereby gen that he
Port LaBelle Utility Advisry Board
wll hoid a meeting Mon day Se-
tember 21, 2009, at L00 PM, at
the Hendry County C0uourse, 25
East Hic=oochee venue, Com-
mlison Chambers, LaBelle, Flori-
da The meeting is open o the
public, The meeting site is ac`
cessble by the disabled
If a p-on decides to appeal any
decision made with respect to any
maSer onsdered at t i meeting,
he/she wll need a record of the
proceedings, and that for such
purpo, he/she may need to en-
sure that a verbatm reord of the
proeedngs is made, which record
includes the tstlmony and evl
dence upon which the appeal is to
Po- LaBelle Advry Commniel
333323 CNICB 09/17/9
It's never too late to find
the perfect gift. Look
for it in the classified.
Earn some extra cash.
Sell your used items
in the classifieds
Pray at the Park
All pastors and churches are invited to the Pray at the Park event
Saturday, Oct. 10, at 10 a.m. in Barron Park for this community and
nation. For more information please call Pastor Les Grant LaBelle
Revival Center at 863-234-8220.
Gospel concert planned
LaBelle Seventh Day Adventist church is presenting a gospel
concert Saturday, Oct. 3, at 6 p.m. in the LaBelle High School Audi-
torium. Adults $20, children $10. Proceeds will go to the church's
For more information call Joan at 863-673-4582.
Church plans fundraiser
The El Faro A/G church located at 431 Bryan Avenue will have
an afternoon yard sale on Saturday, September 26, starting at 1 p.m.
There will be a car wash, food booths from different countries as
well as knick knacks etc. Proceeds will go to missions and radio
ministries. There will also be dominoes tables for leisure games. For
more information please call (863) 675-5947.
Ready for Bingo?
Bingo is played Fridays from September through May at Our Lady
Queen of Heaven Catholic Church on Bridge Street, LaBelle at 7
p.m. Early Bird starts at 6:45 p.m. Come join the fun and visit with
Freedom Counseling Center programs
Freedom Counseling and Service Center at 60 Calhoun Street is
now offering new programs to the public and welcome all who are
in need of the services.
"Laying It Down" is helping people ages 16 and up in small
group settings. This program is aimed for support and continuous
lifestyle improvement. Everyone can be victorious. Every Monday
7-8 p.m. Director Lynn Jordan.
"Overcoming Addictive Behaviors" Addictive behaviors often
stunt peoples effective and productive lives for which they were cre-
ated. These behaviors are not limited to drugs and alcohol alone.
This class through the direction of the Word of God will enable to
retrain their minds and step into a life filled with purpose, joy and
real meaning. Every Thursday evening from 7-8 p.m.
"Choose Life" -An outreach for hurting women. Pain often
shapes the lives of women. This class will provide, through God's
Word, the knowledge to understand and believe that we are not
to be the products of our pasts and our pains. We were created to
be free! Choose life reach for the purpose, hope and future that
you've been promised. Every second and fourth Tuesday evening
7-8 p.m. and every second and fourth Thursday morning 10 a.m.
Pastor Linda Warner.
If you have to drill a hole any
where over your head, put a paper
cup over the drill bit to keep shavings
out of your eyes. You may have to cut
it down a bit.
Use cheap paper plates to separate
your good dishes, keeping stacked
pots and pans from scratching.
Make your own lip gloss by dig-
ging out that last bit of lipstick and mix with petroleum jelly slightly
warmed. Petroleum jelly is also an excellent make-up remover. Use
the new softer kind. To keep ants out of your pet's food dish just
spread a circle of petroleum jelly around the outside of the dish.
More treasures from Butch and Suzy Kennington: How is it that
we put a man on the moon before somebody thought to put wheels
If corn oil is made from corn and vegetable oil is made from
vegetables, what is baby oil made from?....OR...
Do the alphabet song and Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star have the
same tune? HaHa, made you sing didn't I?
439 W, HB80
Also do handyman jobs
14 Caloosa Belle September 17, 2009
REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS FOR DESIGN OF
WIDENING AND RESURFACING CR 78 FROM OLD CR 78 TO
SLAUGHTERHOUSE CURVE (APPROXIMATELY 2.3 MILES) IN
HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
RFQ. No: 2009-36
OPENING DATE: Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Hend Counry is ekng engineering firms interested in prov p rofes-
sinal i connection with the design of CR 78 from Old R 78 to
Slaughterhoue Curve (approximately 2 3 mles) in Hendy County Florida
MuSt have expert mn constructn dgn for Roadway Improvements
Prpor shall have all sercs alable inhoue or may propose mlUple
firm which have oined ogeher to provide the vanou required d pl-
na ces in order to offer a compete submon Indduas and
firms p rly registered in the State of Floda a encouraged to submit
their quallfcatons for nsderaon All ubmittals ee Section I, Sub
missions Requirements) ceed n response to this RF wll be reviewed
by a County Eluaton Commttee In order to be considered, submittals
mut be e d by the Board of County Commliloner at the C E Hall
Building (Clerk's Office) in the Hendy County Courhou Compex, 2 E
ckphee Avenue, LaBelle Florda by 200 p m, September 2, 9, at
which tme all response to this requet will be recorded n the prene of
A copy of the Istructlons and RFQ Documents can be obtained from the
Hendry County Engineering Office, late at 99 E Cowboy Way, LaBelle,
FL (or pick up),Post Office Bo 2340, LaBelle, FL 33975 malng addreF )
of )by caing (863) 75-5222 Instruction and RFQ documents wll be
emaed upon reqst, however, Hendry County will not guarantee the ac-
curacy or cmpletenes of documents ent via emal
The eholtatlon doe not commit Hendr County to award any ntacts, to
pay any cots Incurred n the preparation of a respond to this RFQ or to
contract for any evies The County re es the right to rect any or all
submials rceid as a ult of this solicitation or to nce in part or in
ts entirety this RFQ, t s n the bet interest of the County to do
Hendr County is an Equal Opportunit Employer and actively eks
Minority and Dsadvantaged Busnes Enterpne Ppatpation
Board of County Commniiones
Janedt B TaTlo
332042 CB/CN 9/3,10,17/09
Reading a newspaper Time to clean out the
helps you understand attic, basement and/or
the world around you. garage? Advertise your
No wonder newspaper yard sale in the class-
readers are more suc- fieds and make your
cessful people! clean up a breeze!
1 INITIATION TO BID
BID o 2009-2
CENTRAL COUNTY WAIER CONTROL DISTRICT
HERBICIDAL MAINTENANCE OF CANALS AND LEVEE
11 Public Noce is hereby given that ealed bids for the above referenced
Herbicidal Maintenanc of 32 625 Miles of drainage canals and 8
Swll be received by the Board of Central County
Water Controil District hereinafter re d to as CCWCD, OWNER,
and ."IRIC ), at the DdstrI Managler Office at the f.i ng ad-
Central County Water Control Dim
475 S Cabbage Palm Stree
Clewston, Florda 33440
until 200 p m oa1 tme on September 23, 209 for furnishing labor and
material and performing all work et forth in the Invitaton to Bid, Instruc-
tion to Bldder, Bid Form, Constton Contract, Detaled Specficabons
and Drangs which compre the Bid Documents, Immediately followng
the heduled closing time for the reception of bids, a bd proposal which
have been rubmtted in aordane with the condition of the Invitaton to
Bid, Instructions to Bdders and any Addenda issued in relation to this Pr"
et wll be publicly opened and read aloud. Biddere may attend the bid
opening Bidder is reponsbe for the deivery of bid, and bire
after E oereified da and timewill not be oened
1 2 A pre-bid metng hall be held on Monday at 10'00 a m on September
4, 2o00, at the Dc offie located at 475 S Cabbage Palm Street,
13 The work made the subect hereof is described in the bid documents ti-
ted Herbicidal Maintnae of Cana and Levee copie of which
may be obtained from Rock Enterprises n, 180 N. Binde Street, Sue
B, LaBelle, Florda, 33935, or from Central County Water ContRol DIstr,
47 South Cabbage Palm Street, lewton F lorda 33440, for the non-re
fundable um of 25 0 For additional information you may ntact Mr
Davd Hubard, CCWCD Manager, at 863 983 5797, or Rock Aboujaoude,
District Engineer, at 863-612-0011
14 Each bid must be submitted in duplcate on the presrbed bid form and
accompanied by bid seurty on the prescribed form, payable to the Board
of CCWCD, in an amount not less than f percent (5%) of the bid
amount All subntractors shall be declared on a separate form
15 The Bid may be withdrawn prior to the date and time of bid opening
Bids shal remain open and subject to aeptance for a period of forty-five
(45) calendar da after the date of bid opening, but no bidder may with
draw his Bid for a period of forty five (45 calendar days after the date of
16 In order to perform public work, the sucssful Bidder shall have all
=cSe l and permi requd by Federal, State, and loal statutes, regular
1.7 Before a Conract will be awarded for the work contemplated herein,
the strl will conduct such msgations a are necessary to determine
the permance record and ablty of te apparent low bidder to perform
the slze and type of work speefied under ths Invitaton to Bid Upon e
uest, the Bidder shall submit such information a deemed neB e r by
the District to evaluate the bdderl qualifications The DiSrl reserve
the night to award the bid to te lowest respnsble and ualed bidder
ared on able funding
18 The DISTRICT re s the right to reject any or a ll bid with or with-
out cause, and/or ac t bids that is judgment wll be in the best n-
0e3 of the DISTRICT and )oT "c r 00
roht to reet 31 bids and reed to accomFi i
without awardmna any contract pursuant to this "
Distrit al. S e- the right to postpone toe award or I iu lU, lUd
a period of time which postponement, however, shal not extend beyond
ninety (90) calendar days from the bid opening date during which time
the DIstrcl at its ole dscreton may release the bid security
DATED thi 1st day of September, 2009
CENTRAL COUNTY WATER CONTROL DISTRICT
Cokle Hester Assistant Dlstrt Mgr By Bendto Alvarez, Chairman
332305 ON 9/6,13,20 CGS/CB 9/10,17/9
HENDRY COUNTY BOA COUNTYWRCOUNTY COMMISSIONERS
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
HENRY COUNTY HOUSING PROGRAM
Hendy County hereby requests PROPOSALS from qualified bidders for the
demolition and constructon of replacement housing for up to een (7)
single amrly housing units located in Hendry County as a part of the Hend
ry County Housing Program which nssts of Hurca Housing Recovery
Program, Community elopment Block Grant (10 and A08), and
Propo a are due no later than LO00 a m Eastern me on Thursday, Oc-
tober 15, O009 and delivered or mailed to Ms Barbara Butler Hendry
County Clerk of the Court, Pot Offe Box 1760, 25 E Hicpochee Avenue,
LaBelle Flonda 33975-760 (the County will not asume any responsblty
for propols received past the bid opening tme) Any and a propals
re ed after this tlme and date .1 not be opened or consdered
Propoas should be submitted In separate eled envelope marked
HENRYY COUNTY HOUSING PROGRAM DEMO/REPLACEMENT RFP#"
n accordance with the nstrutons dstbuted at the mandatory walk hr
meeting All bids must be acmpand by copy of ienor and proof of in
surance if not already povded to County No ontator wll be awarded
more three (3) homes unles they are able to demonstrate that they
have the financial capacity, stafang, and ablty to finish pjects within the
spected cmpletlon ic me
For speci prot information, contact Ms Nan Phillips at 561432 1524
or by FAX at 561432 6734. Bids will be opened as n after the 10,00
a m ubm on tme on Thursday, October 15, 2009 in the Hendry
mount Clerk's Office, Seond Floor, at the Hendry Couny Court Houe in
A mandatory meeting and ntactor walk-thru for rew of these project
will be held on Thursdayi Oober 1, 2009 at 1100 a m In the lobby of the
Hendry Cunty S.H..P Office, located at 165 S. Lee Street, Court Houe
Square in LaBelle Any firm not represented at this meeting wll be unable
Hendy County reserve the right to accept or qree bids Hendy County
is an Equal Opportunity Employer, actely sekng Minority Contractor Par
ci patron and promotes Fair Housng.
Janet B Taylor
333416 CBCN 9/17,24/09
REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIOR FOR DESIGN OF
WIDENING AND RESURFACING CR 833
FROM BIG CYPRESS RESERVATION TO
4 MILES NORTH AND CR 833 CURVE AT THE INTERSECTION
OF CR 833 AND CR 846 IN HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
RFQ. No: 2009-35
OPENING ODATE: Wednesday, September 23, 2009
HendrCounty is ekng engnerng fs interested n prdg profess
sinal in nneon with the design of CR 833 from the Big Cy-
press Reseaton to 4 mles North and CR 833 Curve at the intesecton of
CR 833 and CR 846 in Hendry County Must have expert n contruon
den for Roadway Improements Piposs ehal have all v1s
avalble in-houe or may prop multiple firm, which have joined to-
gether to provide the various required dlsplnary serle in order to offer
a complete submlson Indivduals and firs property registered in the
State of Florda are encouraged to submit their qualficatlon for cilsdera
tron All submittals (e Section Iv Submi0lons Requirements) r yeeved in
respond to this RFQ will be reviewed by a County Evaluation Committee
In order to be considered, bmttals must be revived by the Board of
County Commlssoners at the C E Hall Buldng (Clerk's Office) n the
Hendr County Courthous Complex, 25 E Hlckpochee Avenue, LaBelle
Florida by 2 00 p m, September 23, 2009, at which time all respond to
this request will be recorded in the presne of one or more wltneses,
A copy of the Instrucons and RFQ Documents can be obtained from the
Henry County Engineering Office, located a 99 E11 Cowboy Way, LaBelle,
FL(for pick up), POst Offi BoX 2340 LaBelle FL 33975 maing add
or by calling 863) 675-5222 Intrucon and RFQ documents wll be
mald upon request, however Hendry County will not guarantee the a
cumay or completene of documents sent via emaSl,
The oelcatlon dos not commit Hendry County to award any contract, to
pay any costs incurred in the preparation of a respond to this RFO or to
contractfor anyselces The County re esthe right to rect any orall
ubmttals received a a reult of this soicitaton or to cane in part or in
its entirety th RFQ, if it is the bet interest of the County to do so
Hedr County is a Equal Opportuniy Employer and actly ks
Monty and Dreadvantaged Busne Enterp participaton
Board of County Commssoners
Janet B Taylor
332048 CB/CN 9/3,10,17/09
REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS FOR
AIRPORT DEVELOPMENT ND OTHER PROFESSIONAL
ENGINEERING SERVICES IN HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
R.Q. No. 2009-39
OPENING DATE: October 15, 2009, at 2:00 p.m.
Hendry County is seeking engI enng firms interested n prolding pm-
fsonal mice nnetton with the Airport Development and Other
Pmf lonal Engnr0ng Seles which may include but not be limited to
ew g, planning, design, and construction phae selis for d lop
ment of te LaBelle Airport, Arglades Airport, and other aviation and nhn-
avabon projects as related to the airports within the County as may be
needed. Individuals and firms pro ly registered in the State of Florida
are encouraged to submit their quaficatlons for consideraton All submit-
tals (ee Section 6 Subm ons Requiremen) received in response to
this RFO will be reviewed by a County Evaluation Committee In order to
be considered, submttals must be received by the Board of County Com
miTsoner at the C E Hall Buding (ClerOf) in the Hendry County
Courthouse Complex, 25 E Hdckpochee Avenue, aBelle Florida by 2 00
p m Otober 15, 2009 at which time all reon to this request will be
[o0r0ded in the p nce of one or more wlmei 0
A copy of the Instrucons and RFQ Documents can be obtnred from the
Hendry Coy Puhang Office, dated at 65 S Lee Street, LaBele, FL
,posko Findl'oM e 1 2 oii IL '11' 001061013
6y allng (863) 675-522O 0 Instructions and RFQ documents wil c e
1y calling lii3) 67515020 O4rdonC an ,Iccyci l h0
emaled upon request, however, Hendry County will not guarantee the ac
cumI ,or completeness of documents sent via emall, .
The lctabon does not commit Hendry County to award any contracts,
to pay any costs incurred in the preparation of a repon to this RFQ, or
to contact for any srces The County r ves the rgh to reect any or
all ubmittals received a result of this cton, or to cancen part or
in t entire thi RQ, i it the oeft lfl of the County to do .o
Hendry County i an Equal Opportunity Employer and acrily seks
lnonty and DOeadanaged Busine Enterpe participation
Board of County Comm- oner
Janet B Taylor, Charwoman
333405 CBICN 9/17,24,10/1,8/09
Your new home could be
in today's paper. Have
you looked for it?
Need a few more bucks
to purchase something
deer? Pick up some
extra bucks when you
sell your used items in
NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
HENRY COUNTY CONSTRUCTION LICENSING BOARD
Notice hereby given that the Hendr County Construction Llcnsng
Boar will hold a meeng Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 600 pm., at
the Hendry County Courouse, Commli on Chambes, 25 East H00ipch-
e Avenue Labell, Florida The metng i open to the public The meet
ng ite i acceble by th dibled
If a eron daides to aow eal any decision made bv the board.
...enI or cmmisslon with reari to an. matter noidered a.
such meeng or hera he or she wll need a record of the o, -
ceedlns and that for such urose he or she mav need to en-
sure that a erbatm record o the roleed lns is made which
record includes the testimony and .ldene uoon which the ap
Mr I-aio Soto, represented by H L Bennett, P PL
A RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF HENRY COUNTY,
FLORIDA, GRANTING A SPECIAL EXEPTION TO ALLOW HEAY RECREATIONAL UIE IN A
GENERAL AGRICULTURE (A-2) ZONING DISTRICT
8-(( North SR 29, Feldr, F]
-,2 rr ,
Legal Ldesiption of subject property:
THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION 21, TOWNSHIP 45S, RANGE 29E, HENRY HENDRY
COUNTY FLORIDA EXCEPTING TI IERE FROM TI IE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED pARCEL SITUATED IN SAID SECTION
21, TO-WIT BEGINNING AT A POINT 44O FEET SOUTH OF THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SAID SECTION 21,
THENCE EAST 210 FEET, THENCE SOUTH 420 FEET, THENCE WEST 210 FEET, THENCE NORTH 420 FEET TO THE
POINT OF BEGINNING LESS TI IE RIGI IT OF WAY FOR STATE ROAD 29
v H.%LBENNET T c%45;
Orell Howard, Chair
Hendry Couny Local Planning Agen
Jaet Bylori Chal wom
H 0ndr Coun Bord
o f Counn iommls ]oner
NOTICE OF PUBITIC FLEARINGS
REQUEST FOR BIDS
HOMELAND SECURITY EXERCISE
EVALUATION PROGRAM (HSEEP)
BID NUMBER: 2009-37
OPENING DATE AND TIME: Septlmber 30, 2009 at 2:00 p.m.
Seed Bid wll bee e Board of Count CommIaIoner o
Hend County Florida, for "Hmeand Securnty Erle Evaluaon Pro
gram (HSEEP) Appred Eere A Biddero muot be Homeland Se
cunty EIxeais Evaluation P otam (HSEEP) ertfied. In oer t
be ordered, bids mut reved by the ar of County Commone
at e E Hall Building (Clerk's ffi) n the Hendry County Courtheu
Complex, 25 E Hkpohe Avenue, LBelle, Florida by September 30
2009 at 2,0 p.m., at which me all responses to this request will be r
coded in the pre-ne t one or mopTe wlt e
A co of th Instruion and Bid Documents can e obtained from th
Heny Count Puhang Department located at 165 S Lee Street La
elle, Florida (for pic up) P Office Box 2340, LaBelle, FL 3975 (mail
ing address) or by callng (863) 675 5220 or (863) 983 1585
This solcltatlon does nt commit Hendry County to award any contacts, t
pay any sts incurred in the preparation of a repone to th Bid, or tc
contract for any eice The County ree the night to reec any or al
ubmittal received as a result of this ollcitaton or to cancel n part or i
Sentrety this Bid, fit is in the best interest of the County to do so
Hendry County i an Equa Opporuni Employer and
Drug/Smoke Free Work P race
Janet B Taylor Chair
Board of Cunty Commio oners
333419 CB/CN 9/17,24/09
Love the earth Recycle
your used items by
selling them in the
How do you find a job
In today's competi-
tive market' In the
of the classified
September 17, 2009 Caloosa Belle 15
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CHURCH OF THE OOD SHEPHERD
Holy Euc. 9:00 am
Healing Eucans r9:30am
Bible Study 1 10:30 am
Collingswood Pkwy & Eu pus Blvd Port LoBelle
"Where everybody is Somebody ---
and Jcsus is Lord."
9:15 a.m Sunday Worship
Lord'sS1 . i I i. S.....i,
.4 miles west of Hwy 29 on CR 78
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REPAIR SERVICE, INC.
Mobile & Home Repairs Ceilings, Walls, Floors
OFFICE (863) 675-5919
CELL (863) 673-0861
25 YEARS EXPERIENCE
Owner Roger Alexander, SR.
Lic HC096.SP and Insured
Patrick H. Guadiz, M.D.
Board Certified in Family Practice
Former Chief Resident of
the University of Massachusetts
Complete Primary Care for Your Family
Dr. Grace Guadiz M.D.
Accepting New Patients
Serving Two Locations
Saturday's by appointment only
920 Cowboy Way 1530 Lee Bld Suite 1800
LaBelie, FL Lehigh, FL
Bomba Hacla Fuera
Del Especial de Verano
$195 Hasta 1000/gal
863-675-3500 / 239-693-5326 -1
iT. Disney &
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i R. Crews Septics, Inc. Preas de la nspec6n I
for weddings, parties, banquets
or any special events
For information call 863-675-3641
*Tree Trimming l
Shaping & Topping
Licensed and Insured
Residential & Commercial
Member of the BBB
Metal Roofs, Re-Roofs, Roof Repairs
Office (863) 675-7045
License #CCCl13 25950
By Patty Brant
Determination may be the single most
important factor in meeting any challenge.
LaBelle figure competitors Carlene
Campbell and Sarah Castle are believers.
They believe in the power of their own de
termination to take them to their goals.
Their goal, their passion is to develop
their bodies as close to perfection as pos-
sible. Recently, they met a major milestone
on that path.
These two extraordinary ladies entered
their first figure contest and came home
;i, i,. i.., Ti, r-oyal Palm Classic Body
-,,I I... . I I ...... Competition took place
Saturday, Sept. 5, at Cape Coral High School.
They were part of the figure competition.
Carlene came home with a second place
in the Masters over 40 figure classification.
Sarah, 31, earned a second place in the open
- tall category and a third in novice figure.
At 51, Carlene has been an avid fitness en-
thusiast for 23 years. She is a certified trainer
and aerobics instructor at the Big Iron Bar
bell where the two both work out.
"This has been my dream, my long term
goal," Carlene said of the competition.
Body building isn't for the casual health
and fitness buff. Success involves a strict
nutritional program along with an equally
strict training regimen. The exact regimen is
based on the individual's age, prior condi-
tion and goal.
For four months, these ladies subjected
themselves to a highly regimented lifestyle -
eating every two hours, spending three gru-
eling hours in high intensity cardio training
to raise their heart rate every single day, di-
vided into morning, afternoon and evening
They lived, ate and breathed according to
Of course, no one meets such a difficult
goal by themselves. All this must be balanced
with their "regular" lives family, friends and
job. In spite of the intense training, Carlene
still had to handle her job at the Big Iron
Barbell and a husband in her life. Carlene
credits her husband, Mark, with the support
she needed to stay focused and dedicated to
Sarah owns Salon 283 next door to the
gym and has a family to care for. The Big
Iron Barbell's owner Sham Wyka has been
a certified trainer for 15 years and is a former
power lifter. He and Sarah have been togeth-
er for ten years and is her biggest supporter.
Their seven year-old son, Preston, has been
her "cheerleader" through this whole proj
Shain said body sculpting is done by ma-
nipulating each individual's nutrition and
physical training to focus on their body's
weak areas. The idea is to add definition to
key areas of the body: shoulders, mid-sec-
tion and legs. It's all about symmetry.
Women's figure competitions are based
on age and height so the two competed in
separate -. ;.- -i .--t tall Carlene is
in the i' r, I r. .1, ,, while Sarah's
5'5" frame put her in the tall category.
The two competed against each other
only in the novice category.
omen dig deep for competition
II I o' l
Carlene Campbell and Sarah Castle
blew away the competition at the Roy-
al Palm Classic Body Building and Fig-
ure Competition Sept. 5.
After a week off, Carlene and Sarah get
back to work training again. They have their
sights set on their next competition, Nov. 14,
a national qualifying event in St. Augustine.
They will also have a break over the holidays
before focusing on an event in northern
In addition to their strict regimen, com-
petitors also have to learn posing. Cat Grit
fith of Fort Myers taught Carlene and Sarah
the four mandatory poses: front, side, back
and side, but competitors must also have a
natural poise in stage. They need to carry
themselves with confidence and grace.
Contest day is a long one. Most of the
judging is done in the morning session when
they are evaluated. The night show is mainly
for the public and presentation of awards.
Carlene and Sarah both said the support
from their families and the community was
a huge factor in their achievement. The 30
or so LaBelle folks in their cheering section
at the competition gave the women's con-
fidence and pride a shot in the arm. They
both want to thank their spouses and the
community, including "Team Big Iron Bar-
bell," for their unfailing support.
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