Vol. 87 No. 37
Thursday, September 24, 2009
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At a Glance Making a difference: Relay for Life
Person of the Year
The Greater LaBelle Chamber
of Commerce's 37th Annual Ban-
quet will Oct. 5, at the LaBelle Civic
Center. Groups are invited to set up
a table for the evening. This will
begin at 5:30 p.m. The banquet
will begin at 6:30 p.m.
The Greater LaBelle Chamber
of Commerce is looking for that
special person who gives it all to
our community. The person whom
you believe to be the one behind
the scenes or in the lead to do the
right thing. This honor will be pre-
sented to the special person at the
banquet. Please send your letters
to P. O. Box 456 LaBelle, Fl. 33975,
or drop by the office Monday-Fri-
day 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.
Audition for play
Open auditions for all ages are
being held Monday, Sept. 27, and
Tuesday, Sept. 28, from 5:30-7 p.m.
at the Firehouse Cultural Center,
241 N. Bridge St., LaBelle for a mu-
sical version of A Christmas Carol
to be performed December 11-13
and 18-20, 2009. Unavailable these
audition dates? Call 863-675-3066,
leave a message, and we'll contact
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Relay for Life
Families and friends of LaBelle, please join in the annual Kick-Off Party for the American
Cancer Society's Relay for life of LaBelle. Relay for Life is a unique opportunity for our com-
munity to come together in the fight against cancer. This year organizers will hold a mock
relay so you can get a real feel for what it is like to be part of this wonderful event. Local
restaurants are donating food. There will be an informational booth for anyone interested
in forming teams, or just finding out how the money raised will help local services, cancer
patients and their families. There will be games and luminary information. Survivors of this
disease will be on hand to share their stories with you about how this organization has
helped them through their hard times. There will also be an experienced team to answer any
questions you may have about what takes place the night of the relay. So please come out
and help get this party started! The event will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 6, between the
hours of 6-8 p.m. at the LaBelle Sports Park.
River crossing explored
by Patty Brant
For the past several years,
Hendry County has been inching
its way toward finding another
western option for crossing the
Caloosahatchee River. The La-
Belle Bridge is some 50 years old
and, although Florida Depart-
ment of Transportation staff have
determined that with appropriate
upkeep it should remain viable
for many years, it is still a draw-
bridge which complicates trans
portation for many residents and
through traffic. Openings can
also deter emergency vehicles at
In addition. SR 29 is a major
The only other river crossing
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bridge, which is closed to vehi-
cles over five tons.
There are two possible loca-
tions for the bridge, each with
three alternative alignments:
three on the east side (the vicin-
ity of Port LaBelle) and three on
the west side (just east of the
Hendry Lee line).
On Sept. 15 a workshop at
LaBelle Civic Center provided an
opportunity for input from resi-
dents on just where they'd like to
see the bridge go, its design and
impact on the community.
Florida Department of Trans-
portation is conducting a Project
Development and Environment
(PD&E) Study to evaluate options
for a new corridor connecting SR
80 to CR 78 It is approximately a
1.1 mile project.
See River Page 2
USED VEHICLES WHOLESALE TO THE
PUBLIC PRICES STARTING AT JUST $995
by Patty Brant
As in years past, City of LaBelle
commissioners opted to retain its
3.00 mill rate for the 2009-10 fis-
cal year. However, the millage rate
causes an 8.49 percent increase in
the rolled back rate, which will pro-
vide equal funding to last year. This
creates a three percent increase in
the city's operating budget.
The city's total budget for the up-
coming year stands at $21,633,409
The city commissioners met at
a special meeting Sept. 18 to ap-
prove the budget and millage for
The board also approved send-
ing the Evaluation and Appraisal
Report (EAR) to he Department of
Community Affairs amending the
city's comprehensive plan.
Pilot unit installed
A pilot water treatment unit ar-
rived Sept. 10 at South LaBelle's
test well and is being set up in a
grove. It will run for three months
to ascertain details of water qual-
ity in South LaBelle so the require-
ments for the new water plant can
be fine tuned. The announcement
came at the city's Sept. 10 regular
Plans for the city's new water
treatment plant in South LaBelle
and for stormwater and water line
routes in that area are also on the
See City Page 2
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SCF theme/poster deadline extended
Submitted photo/Pat Rimes
Let there be light!
The commissioners unanimously approved an electric franchise with Florida
Power & Light on Oct. 7, 1947, at the third and final hearing of the proposed
ordinance. City Tax Collector R.J. Moon made the motion, which was seconded
by Mr. Risher. On Feb. 1, 1949, LaBelle City Commissioners officially accepted
the first payment from Florida Power & Light's franchise covering the year 1948.
Pictured from left: T.V. Davis (city treasurer), A.W. Davenport (mayor), Frank
Kisela (Florida Power and Light), J.L. Sanders (Florida Power and Light Fort
Myers District), W.P. Andrews (city clerk), R.J. Moon (city tax collector). Mr.
Sanders presented the city the first annual check to the city after the 30-year
contract with FP&L was signed. The check was for $1,143.
Continued From Page 1
In the city's on-going water quality issue,
Mayor Paul Puletti acknowledged a flavor
problem in the city's water due to an algae
bloom in tank. The bloom is unprecedented
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stages, looking for appropriate chemicals to
treat the algae bloom.
Staff is working on the renewal permit for
the city's new wastewater treatment plant.
The wharf project at Barron Park is on
track. The concrete structure is in, the chan-
nel dredged for the boat dock. Pilings and
the dock are next.
Plans for Martin Luther King Blvd. are 90
percent complete. The project will begin
with sidewalks and two lanes. It is expected
to be two-thirds done this year.
Realtor Sherri Denning questioned the
necessity of closing Jaycee-Lions Road for
the school Monday through Friday from 2-4
p.m. With a major project planned for No-
vember, she said the school needs to sched-
ule buses better.
Chief Deputy Kevin Nelson of the Hendry
County Sheriff's Office fielded a request for
the sheriff's office to assume the protection
of the road to the proposed 176-acre pas-
sive recreation park on the north side of
the Caloosahatchee River. The road, which
provides access to Riverbend Estates, runs
from SR 29 into the park area and has been
The 2010 Swamp Cabbage Festival
theme/poster deadline has been extended
till 5 p.m. Oct. 5. Take them to the Chamber
of Commerce or to the SCF meeting.
The poster criteria are:
1. The poster must be 16x20 inches.
2. If you choose to use computer gener-
ated artwork, a copy of the disk must ac-
company the poster in case changes must
Continued From Page 1
A PD&E Study assists Hendry County in
determining the location, conceptual design
and social, economic, and environmental
effects of the proposed roadway improve-
The option to leave the status quo -not
to build another bridge is still on the table.
The study area inclus o des low density ru-
ral residences, groves, water management
areas, an RV community, pastures, a grass
airstrip and woods along with the river.
The project may turn out to be one
two-lane bridge with a grass median strip
between the lanes, allowing for expansion
to four lanes as necessary, along with in
tersections at SR 80 and at CR 78. It could
also eventually become two bridges one
for northbound traffic and one for south-
Plans at this time also include bicycle
lanes and 45 m.p.h. design speed with a
fixed span bridge and a sidewalk.
The project is being planned so as to
minimize the relocation of businesses or
residents as well as impact on wildlife and
Some 48 people attended the workshop
and made a total of 16 written comments.
The public may still peruse the plans as they
stand at this time by checking the Web site:
3. If your theme or artwork is chosen it
becomes the property of the committee
which reserves the right to make changes.
A group's representative must have a let
ter from that organization in order to vote.
The next SCF meeting will be Monday,
Oct. 5, in the LaBelle City Hall Commission
Room at 6:30 p.m.
comment period is open till Friday, Sept. 25.
An interactive survey is also available on the
project website. Residents are encouraged
to visit the website at http://fsl7.formsite.
to complete a survey.
Anyone interested may also attend a
public hearing on the proposed river cross-
ing on October 27 during the Hendry Coun-
ty Board of County Commissioners meeting
and comment on the project thus far.
Project documents are available for pub-
lic review tI, 1 . i ,, , I 11 ,1
ron Library i1, i i r .,, I..- 1 .-. ,.. 1
at the Hendry County Engineering Office
located at 99 East Cowboy Way, LaBelle.
For further information please call 863-675-
The public should also note that next
year the LaBelle Bridge will be the subject of
significant repairs. These repairs are expect-
ed to be complete by early 2011. Planned
bridge closures will disrupt traffic from time
to time as work progresses. Look for mes
sage board alerts as needed along Hendry
and Glades roads.
At this time, the bridge is expected to be
completely closed to traffic next year from
July 5-August 8, 2010. The detour route dur
ing closures will be SR 78 and SR 80 (east/
west) and SR 29 and US 27 (north/south).
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September 24, 2009 Caloosa Belle 3
by Patty Brant
Everybody loves their pets would do
most anything for them.
Pets can be troublesome, though, and
they like to wander. That can create prob
lems for the neighbors and the rest of the
community, as well as the poor animals
LaBelle Animal Control Supervisor
Doug Morgan said he understands that
pets sometimes get loose. Even though it's
their job to pick up loose animals and hold
them, he said Animal Control will work
with owners to return the animals to their
homes and families.
All you have to do is prove the animal is
yours with an identa-chip, collar, vet bills or
photograph. In fact, he said photographs
are some of the best ways to identify an
animal there is. To return an animal, Ani-
mal Control requires proof of ownership
and a current rabies vaccination.
If you realize that your animal has ended
up at the Animal Control kennel, often the
situation can be rectified with just a verbal
However, Mr. Morgan warns that ongo-
ing situations in which pets continue to
run loose will be dealt with. If your dog is
picked up again after a verbal warning has
been issued, you can expect a $100 fine.
The second time after a verbal warning,
the fine goes up to $300; the third offense
or more it will cost you $500 to get your
The Animal Control compound, located
at 220 Rodeo Drive, is protected by security
including barbed wire and razor wire, cam-
eras, lighting, fencing and a very aggressive
guard dog. It's so easy to retrieve your ani-
mal. Just call Animal Control at 675-3381.
Remember that after being held for five
days, an animal may be adopted out and
the original owner loses his right to get the
animal back. After that initial five-day pe-
riod animals may be adopted out from An-
imal Control or some other agency. They
may also be euthanized.
Anyone who needs to drop an animal
off at Animal Control may do so any time
at the facility's drop box. No questions
Justin Dontay Greene, 18, was arrested
Sept. 17 and charged with criminal mischief
damage property $1,000 or more, burglary
of an unoccupied dwelling unarmed, lar-
ceny theft between $5,000 and $10,000 and
larceny grand theft of firearms. Inv. F. Her-
rera was arresting officer.
Janeen Laveena Campbell, 40, was ar-
rested Sept. 17 and charged with possession
of a synthetic narcotic with intent to sell,
manufacture or deliver Schedule III. Sgt. 01
vera was arresting officer.
Burion Earl West, 25, was arrested Sept.
18 and charged on a Lee County warrant for
FTA weapons offense
Frank Lopez Jr., 44, was arrested Sept. 16
and charged on a warrant with VOP: felony
or community control. Sgt. Jolvern was ar
Jose Enrique Martinez, 55, was arrested
Sept. 16 and charged with FFJ; allowing wa-
Brandi Dee Johnson, 46, was arrested
Sept. 15 and charged with larceny theft of
$300-$5,000 and larceny grand theft of fire-
arm. Deputy Buchhofer was arresting offi
Betty Sue Johnson, 36, was arrested Sept.
15 and charged with a nonmoving traffic
violation driving with a suspended license
habitual offender. Deputy Buchhofer was ar-
Kelly LeoniaJones, 27, was arrested Sept.
20 and charged with battery touch/strike,
cruelty to a child without great harm and
possess a synthetic narcotic with intent to
sell, manufacture or deliver Schedule I or II.
Sgt. SD Reed was arresting officer.
Emily Beth Garcia, 18, was arrested Sept.
19 and charged with battery by a person de-
tained in a prison or jail facility. Deputy C.
Buchhofer was arresting officer.
Fernando Herrera, 34, was arrested Sept.
19 and charged with driving with a suspend-
ed license habitual offender. FHP T. Parks
was arresting officer.
Alberto Garcia, 45, was arrested Sept. 18
and charged with fraud tampering with or
theft of utility or cable services, producing
marijuana schedule I, trafficking in marijua-
na in excess of 25 pounds or 300 plants or
more and possession/use of narcotic equip-
ment. Inv. B. Daley was arresting officer.
Kory Deon Sanders, 19, was arrested
Sept. 17 and charged with nonmoving traf-
fic violation driving with a suspended license
third or subsequent. CPD Officer Blackman
was arresting officer.
JC Davis III, was arrested Sept. 16 and
charged with a nonmoving traffic violation
habitual offense driving with a license sus
pended, possession of cocaine, marijuana
distribute/deliver no more than 20 grams
and destroy/tamper with evidence or fabri
eating physical evidence. CPD Officer J. Pi
Ion was arresting officer.
Jessica Jo Cypress, 25, was arrested Sept.
15 and charged on a Broward County felony
warrant as a fugitive from justice. Seminole
PD Officer Tillman was arresting officer.
Zaytmara Recio, 28, was arrested Sept. 14
and charged with vehicle theft grand third
degree. CPD Officer Pilon was arresting of-
Martin Antonio Cepeda, 41, was arrested
Sept. 14 and charged with vehicle theft grand
third degree. CPD Officer Pilon was arresting
GCSO solves burglaries
Animal Control: Keep
your animal safe
Glades County Sheriff Stuart Whiddon
is pleased to announce that on August 27,
members of the Glades County Sheriff's
Office responded to a Burglary and Grand
Theft complaint Moore Haven. The victim
reported that approximately $8,000 worth
of items were taken to include 14 firearms,
ammunition, collectable coins, jewelry and
Detective Sergeant's Harris and Pepitone
began investigating the case and obtained
information which lead to the arrest of
Dwight Billings. Billings cooperated in the
investigation, which lead to the recovery of
all the firearms, coins, swords and the ma-
jority of the stolen jewelry. During the course
of the investigation two other suspects were
identified and arrests warrants were then
obtained for Christopher Bradley Layton and
Layton and Malphrus were subsequently
arrested on their warrants and later inter-
viewed by the detectives. Upon interviewing
the subjects additional information was ob
trained about this case and other burglaries
within Glades and Hendry counties.
Billings and Malphrus also admitted to
burglarizing the club house at Maple Corner
Manufactured Home Park in Glades County,
stealing a stereo system and microwave
oven, which were later recovered at Bill-
ings' residence. Billings and Malphrus were
also subsequently arrested for Burglary and
Grand Theft relating to this case.
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pects, concerning crimes that occurred in
Hendry County, was forwarded to Investi
gator McVey of the Hendry County Sheriff's
Office. Detective Harris and Pepitone then
assisted Inv. McVey with solving approxi-
mately five to six burglaries that occurred in
the area of LaBelle and recovering some of
the stolen property to include firearms, sat-
ellite radio, GPS systems and other miscel-
Dwight Billings has been charged with
one count of Armed Burglary to a Dwelling,
one count of Burglary to an Unoccupied
Structure and two counts of Grand Theft.
Billings is being held on bond at the Glades
Christopher Bradley Layton has been
charged with one count of Armed Burglary
to a Dwelling and one count of Grand Theft.
Layton is also being held on bond.
Joseph Malphrus has been charged with
one count of Armed Burglary to a Dwelling,
one count of Burglary to an Unoccupied
Structure and two counts of Grand Theft.
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Letters to the Editor
Setting the record straight
Hendry County wishes to set the record
straight concerning misinformation con-
tained in an article in the Hendry Glades
Sunday News on September 6, 2009, with
the following headline, "Leroy Hare, Er-
nie Redish given no chance to speak." The
article stated that two citizens were not al-
lowed to speak at the Hendry County Com-
mission's tentative budget hearing on Sep
member 3, 2009. As has been the custom for
several years, agendas were available online
prior to the meeting as well as on the front
row in the Commission Chambers before
the meeting started.
The standard language regarding the
opportunity for public comment was on
the agenda and read into the record at the
beginning of the meeting. Comment cards
were provided. The language is clear:
Notice for Public Comment: Public
comment will be allowed at the time the
agenda item is being considered. You will
be allowed to speak for up to three minutes
and only one time for each item provided a
speaker request card is completed prior to
Comment for non agenda general discus
sion will be allowed at the end of the regular
agenda for up to three minutes provided a
speaker request card is completed prior to
the meeting. Please silence all electronic de-
No one turned in a speaker request card.
If the Chairwoman had been given a speak-
er request card regarding someone's desire
to speak to an issue, she would have recog-
In addition, after each item on the agen
da, the Chairwoman asked if any members
of the public wished to speak. No one said
anything. Free speech is a right enjoyed by
every American. Certain rules and proce-
dures must be followed to allow everyone
A big thank you goes out to all who at-
tended or supported our benefit at the VFW
Post 10100 on September 13, 2009, for Pfc
Michael Miller. The dinner was a great suc
cess due to the help and support from the
members of the American Legion Post 130,
the LaBelle Moose Lodge 2398 and the VFW
that equal opportunity.
For further information please call 863-
Ron Zimmerly for
Hendry County Commissioners
Tell me I'm wrong! According to the
News-Press front page, Sept. 10, 2009, un-
der total coverage on the Obama care pro-
gram, "People would be required to carry
basic health insurance. Those who can't af-
ford it would get a hardship waiver." First,
why in the world would the taxpayers want
the government to mandate that we have to
have insurance coverage? Shouldn't that be
a personal choice?
Then those that can't afford it would get
a waiver, that means that if you have a job,
pay your way in life, and you're not on wel-
fare, ADC, food stamps, government assis-
tance, etc., etc., that Obama is going to take
more taxpayers' money and pay for the so
cially disadvantaged i.e. minorities, illegals.
If you have a checking account, if you have
a car in your name, if you and the bank own
your home, if you own property, if you have
a savings account, you don't qualify. Go pay
for your insurance.
This is the socialist American Obama
Here's another item that chapped my rear.
I attended a meeting and the NIHI vaccine
protocol issue was discussed. Apparently,
they have five categories of who should get
the shots when it is issued in October '09.
Guess who's not on the list as of last week?
Law enforcement, teachers, people over or
around 60 years of age.
Guess who's eligible to obtain the first
shots. Anyone that has AIDS.
Boy, I love this country. Here we have a
morally unaccepted method of you believe
in God and church and they're gonna get
protected first. This is probably after they get
the free Obamacare insurance that I can't
get because I work for a living and live with
my wife/partner who just happens to be of
the opposite sex. Only in America.
God bless George W. Bush, Obama will
make Bush look like a Rhodes scholar be-
fore he's out of office and no one can figure
out why the Republicans are being quiet?
George Douglas Bostic, Jr.
The Love of the Father
towards His Son
By Les Morgan, pastor
Caloosa Baptist Church, LaBelle
A wealthy man and his son loved to col-
lect rare works of art. They had everything
in their collection, from Picasso to Raphael.
They would often sit together and admire
the great art.
The son went to Viet-
nam war. He was very
courageous and died in
battle while rescuing an
other soldier. The father
was notified and grieved
deeply for his only son.
About a month later,
just before Christmas,
there was a knock at the Dr. Les
door. A young man stood Morgan
at the door with a large
package in his hands.
He said, 'Sir, you don't know me, but I
am the soldier for whom your son gave
his life. He saved many lives that day, and
he was carrying me to safety when a bullet
struck him in the heart and he died instantly.
He often talked about you, and your love for
art.' The young man held out this package.
'I know this isn't much. I'm not really a great
artist, but I think your son would have want
ed you to have this.'
The father opened the package a portrait
of his son, painted by the man who has been
rescued. He stared in awe at the way the sol
dier had captured the personality of his son.
The dad was so drawn to the eyes. His own
eyes welled up with tears. He thanked the
young man and offered to pay him for the
picture. 'Oh, no sir, I could never repay what
your son did for me. It's a gift.'
The father hung the portrait over his
mantle. Visitors came to his home & he took
them to see the portrait of his son before he
showed them any of the other great works
he had collected.
The father died a few months later& there
was to be a great auction of his paintings.
Many influential people gathered, excited
about an opportunity to purchase one for
On the platform sat the painting of the
son. The auctioneer pounded his gavel. 'We
will start the bidding with this picture of the
son. Who will bid for this picture?
There was silence. Then a voice in the
back of the room shouted, 'We want to see
the famous paintings. Skip this
But the auctioneer persisted. 'Will some-
body bid for this painting? Who will start the
bidding? $200, $100?'
Another voice angrily. 'We didn't come to
see this painting. We came to see the Van
Gogh's, the Rembrandts. Get on with the
But still the auctioneer continued. 'The
son! The son! Who'll take the son?'
Finally, a voice came from the back. The
longtime gardener of the man and his son.
'I'll give $10 for the painting.' Being a poor
man, it was all he could afford.
'We have $10, who will bid $20?'
'Give it to him for $10. Let's see the mas-
The crowd was becoming angry. They
didn't want the picture of the son.
They wanted the more worthy invest-
ments for their collections.
The auctioneer pounded the gavel. 'Go-
ing once, twice, SOLD for $10!'
A man sitting on the second row shouted,
'Now let's get on with the collection!'
The auctioneer laid down his gavel. 'I'm
sorry, the auction is over.'
'What about the paintings?'
'I am sorry. When I was called to conduct
this auction, I was told of a secret stipulation
in the will. I was not allowed to reveal that
stipulation until this time. Only the painting
of the son would be auctioned. Whoever
bought that painting would inherit the entire
estate, including the paintings.
The man who took the son gets every
The application to that simple story is
clearly articulated in Romans 8:1; "There-
fore there is now no more condemnation to
those who are in Christ Jesus." Trust Christ
Dr. Les Morgan ispastor of Caloosa Baptist, lo-
cated 200 yards behind Flora & Ela's In LaBelle
on Highway 80.
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A concurrent resolution that passed
unanimously in the U.S. House of Represen-
tatives is an important first step in address-
ing the looming age wave crisis that could
jeopardize the independence of millions of
older adults, according to senior-care indus-
try and Congressional representatives. Co-
sponsored by Florida Rep. Ron Klein, House
Concurrent Resolution No. 59 passed by a
vote of 387-0 on September 14, 2009. The
resolution has now been introduced in the
"With the senior population expected to
grow to nearly 49 million in less than two
years, we are grateful to Congress for taking
this necessary first step to address the criti
cal issue of caring for older adults," said Paul
Hogan, Co-Founder and CEO of Home In-
stead Senior Care, and a founder of the Na-
tional Private Duty Association (NPDA), one
of three supporting organizations. The Na-
tional Family Caregivers Association as well
as the National Association for Home Care
and Hospice also gave their endorsement.
Among other things, the resolution rec-
ognizes caregiving as a profession as well as
supports the efforts of family caregivers by
encouraging individuals to provide care for
their senior loved ones. In addition, the mea-
sure calls for fostering a private home care
industry that bolsters enterprise to provide
accessible and affordable caregiving.
"Seniors are one of our most precious re-
sources," said Rep. Lee Terry of Nebraska,
who introduced the resolution. "In order to
take care of our seniors, we need a nation of
caregivers," he said.
The time is right for this important focus
on seniors, the family members who care
for them as well as the profession of care-
giving. According to the U.S. Census Bureau,
about 8,000 people in the United States turn
60 years old every day.
In fact, the U.S. population is expected
to more than double in the next 50 years,
from the current 35.9 million to 86.7 million
in 2050. What's more, the 85+ population is
projected to reach 9.6 million in 2030, and
double again to 20.9 million in 2050, accord-
ing to the U.S. Census Bureau. Hogan en-
courages similar action at the state level.
During 2006, paid caregivers worked a to-
tal of 835 million hours and by 2025 that time
investment is expected to increase to 4.35
billion hours. But the demand for caregivers
could outpace the supply if action isn't taken
soon. According to a Home Instead Senior
Care study, "When the Age Wave Hits: The
State of Senior Caregiving in America," more
than two million caregivers will be needed
to keep pace with the demand in the decade
Submit proposals for local
On Thursday, December 3, 2009 the
Hendry County Legislative Delegation will
meet from 4:30-6 p.m. in the commission
chambers at the Hendry County Court-
house located at 25 Hickpoochee Avenue,
LaBelle. In addition to Representative
Grimsley, delegation members include
Senators Larcenia Bullard and Dave Aron-
All proposals for local bills are expected
to be presented at the hearing and must
be drafted in bill form and accompanied
by a resolution from the local government
supporting the proposed legislation, if pos
Unless there is an emergency, the del-
egation will consider for introduction only
those bills which have been presented at
the hearing. Individuals wishing to enter
formal testimony on specific local bills are
encouraged to attend.
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Republicans reach out
State Representative Denise Grimsley spoke to the monthly meeting of the Hen-
dry County Republican meeting on Thursday Sept. 17. Representative Grimsley
was the second speaker in the club's planned series of quarterly meetings open
to the public, the goal being to stimulate interest in the political process. Pic-
tured with Representative Grimsley are Paul Puletti, Hendry County Republican
Vice-Chairman, and Mel Karau, Chairman of Hendry County Republican Party.
The Hendry County Republican Party meets on the second Monday of each
month at various locations in the county
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please provide six copies of your documen-
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Last year in light of the fiscal challenges
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lowed to submit budget requests. At this
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House Speaker Larry Cretul haven't noti-
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Ten Thousand Islands Obituaries
to open new facilities
Ten Thousand Islands National Wildlife
Refuge will have a new visitor access point
for recreational activities starting Sept. 19. A
new trail head and boardwalk will provide
easy access to the 1.1 mile Marsh Trail and
surrounding wetlands. Visitors can hike,
observe and photograph wildlife, hunt wa-
terfowl, fish, and kayak/canoe from the trail-
head. The parking lot will provide a safer
access point for visitors and increased op
portunities for the public to use the Refuge.
The new Marsh Trail parking lot is lo-
cated on U.S. 41 (Tamiami Trail), about 2.8
miles east of Collier-Seminole State Park and
County Road 92. If traveling from the east,
the facility is 2.8 miles west of the Port of the
Reconnect With Your Wild Side! Come
Celebrate National Wildlife Refuge Week!
The Marsh Trail Grand Opening will be
held on Oct. 10, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.! The
Refuge will host a ceremony and free activi-
ties for the community. Activities will include
a guided bird walk starting at 7:15 a.m.,
guided kayak tours leaving at 8 and 11 a.m.,
and a guided hiking tour along Marsh Trail at
11 a.m. A fly fishing demo will be provided
by the Backcountry Fly Fishers, and a food
vendor will be available for food and non-
by Pudge Lehman
have a big
jumble of plas-
and lids? Take
them all out,
up and mark
with a perma
or letters to
match the lid with the container. Use a shoe
box to store the lids in and stack the bot-
toms. Hint from Pat Hashman. If you lose an
earring check the bottoms of your shoes and
anybody else that's nearby. Especially with
sneakers and their soft nubby soles.
Use coffee filters on the plate to keep
deviled eggs from sliding around. For kids'
snacks put the pretzels, popcorn or what-
ever in coffee filters for single servings. They
make great taco servers.
To hang your little darling's art work up
on dry wall, use sewing pins. The hole is in-
visible when you take it down.
More questions from Butch and Suzy:
How important does a person have to be
before they are considered assassinated in-
stead of just murdered?....OR...
Can you cry under water? OR...
Why are you IN a movie but ON TV? And
finally, a quote from Bill Cosby: A word to
the wise isn't necessary. It's the stupid ones
who need it.
Reconnect With Your Wild
Side! Come Celebrate National
Wildlife Refuge Week!
Exhibitors include Rookery Bay National
Estuarine Research Reserve, Big Cypress
National Preserve, Picayune Strand State
Forest, Collier-Seminole State Park, Port of
the Islands Marina, Friends of Fakahatchee
Strand, Everglades National Park, Collier
County Parks and Recreation Division, Back-
country Fly Fishers, River of Grass Greenway,
Friends of Florida Panther Refuge, and the
Ten Thousand Islands and Florida Panther
National Wildlife Refuges.
As we move into fall, there are many
different things to see from the trail include
ing sunning alligators, herons and migrant
songbirds. In November on the Marsh Trail
observation tower which will enhance the
visitor's opportunities for birding and wild-
Please contact the office: Phone 239-353-
8442 x 222 or Email: refugeevents@gmail.
com for more information about the events
and exciting volunteer opportunities!
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Dennis Roby Lipford, 93
LABELLE -Dennis Roby Lipford, age 93, of
LaBelle, passed away Sept. 16, 2009, in LaBelle.
He was born July 12, 1916, in Mountain City,
Tenn., to the late Beverly Lipford and the late
Viria (Arnold) Lipford. He served during World
War II and Korea in the Army and retired with
rank of Master Sergeant. He was a resident of
LaBelle for the past 50 years.
He had seven children, three siblings, many
grandchildren and five great grandchildren. He
was preceded in death by his wife, Nim Lipford.
Funeral services were held Sun. September 20,
2009, 2:00 pm at Akin-Davis Funeral Home, 560
E. Hickpochee Ave., LaBelle with Chaplain Bob
Moore officiating. Interment followed in Fort
Denaud Cemetery, LaBelle.
Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home
Larry Edmond Miller, 58
LABELLE -Larry Edmond Miller, age 58, of
LaBelle, passed away Sept. 19, 2009, in LaBelle.
He was born Nov 9, 1950, in Rochester, N.Y,
the son of the late Luther Welker and the late
Gertrude (Lambe) Miller.
Survivors include his children, Larry, Margaret
Erin, and Timothy; and sisters, Arlene Miller
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Chu Sept. 28 at 5 p.m. followed by Ray with
Karaoke at 6 p.m.
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(David) of LaBelle, Charlene Cooper (Darron) of
LaBelle, Roberta Neill (George) of Paducah, Ky.,
and Liora (Frank) VanBuskirk of Burbank, Calif
Cremation Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funer-
al Home LaBelle.
Patsy J. Dougherty, 75
LABELLE Patsy J. Dougherty, age 75, of La-
Belle, passed away Sept. 21, 2009, in Fort Myers.
She was born Oct. 28, 1933 in Lamed, Kan.
Patsy was a resident of LaBelle for the past
twenty years. She had many close friends at
Oakbrook and Grandma's Grove kept an eye on
her and Charlie during an illness and they kept
an eye on them as well in their times of need.
Survivors include her husband, Charles Francis
"Charlie" Dougherty; daughter, Michele Woods
(Terry) of LaBelle; grandchildren, Tony Barnes
(Lacee), Charlie Barnes (Nina), Josh Woods,
and Leslie Woods (Jessie); and many great-
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Cremation will take place at Caloosa Crematory
in LaBelle. The Dougherty family would like to
extended a special thanks to Lisa Reinbott for
her help in caring for Patsy.
Cremation arrangements by Akin-Davis Funer-
al Home- LaBelle.
MCA to hold pot luck
The Muse CommunityAssociation's regular
September meeting has been cancelled. The
next regular meeting will be Oct. 15 at 7 p.m.
The family of Joseph E.
Taylor would like to thank
each of you who expressed
such love, care, and concern
during our time of sorrow.
The many cards, wonderful
food, visits, beautiful flowers,
and all the prayers were
almost more than we could
imagine. They were all great-
Special thanks to the ladies
at the Felda Community
Center for being there to
serve and help clean up.
It was greatly appreciated.
The Joe Taylor Family
Randy Ford and Family
Elder Marvin Wingate
and Great Grandchildren
Flu season is here Get ready for it now!
By Pat Dobbins,
Administrator for the Hendry & Glades
County Health Departments
Reports of the HINI-Swine Flu keep
flashing on the news screens and filling our
newspapers, but it's also
time to think about other
flu viruses. Our flu season
typically starts in October
and will last through the
fall and winter. Symptoms
of flu can include fever or
chills and cough or sore
throat. Other symptoms of
flu can include runny nose, Patricia
body aches, headache, Dobbins
tiredness, diarrhea or vom-
We are asking that you plan to stay home
if you are sick until at least 24 hours after you
no longer have a fever (100 degrees Fahren-
heit) This should be determined without the
use of fever reducing medicines (any media
cine that contains ibuprofen or acetamino-
phen such as Tylenol, Advil, or Aleve). Other
signs of a fever can include having chills,
(your are) feeling very warm, have a flushed
appearance or are sweating. If your symp-
toms are severe, please see your healthcare
You will keep hearing reminders to cover
your coughs and sneezes and to wash your
hands often with soap and water, or to use
an alcohol-based hand cleaner if soap and
water are not available. This sounds like
common sense, right?
If a severe flu outbreak hits our commu-
nity, please take additional steps to avoid
spreading the flu virus in schools, in the
workplace and in our communities. Take
actions now to prepare! Get your vaccine for
seasonal flu. Many health providers in our
community now have the vaccine for sea-
sonal flu. Also ask your healthcare provider
if the pneumonia vaccine is right for you.
Vaccination guidance for seasonal flu
and H1N1-Swine Flu are different. The 2009
H1N1-Swine Flu vaccine is not intended to
replace the seasonal flu vaccine it is in-
tended to be used along-side seasonal flu
Seasonal Flu Vaccine: People who should
get a seasonal flu vaccination each year in-
Children aged 6 months up to their
People 50 years of age and older
People of any age with certain chronic
People who live in nursing homes and
other long term care facilities
People who live with or care for those
at high risk for complications from flu, in-
cluding: Health care workers, household
contacts of persons at high risk for compli-
cations from the flu, household contacts
and out of home caregivers of children less
than 6 months of age (these children are too
young to be vaccinated) H1N 1-Swine Flu
Vaccine: Once the 2009 HIN1-Swine Flu
vaccine becomes available, the groups rec-
ommended to receive this vaccine include:
Pregnant women because they are at
higher risk of complications and can poten-
tially provide protection to infants who can
not be vaccinated
Household contacts and caregivers for
children younger than 6 months of age be
cause younger infants are at higher risk of
influenza-related complications and cannot
Healthcare and emergency medical
services personnel because this can be a
potential source of infection for vulnerable
patients. Also, increased absenteeism in this
population could reduce healthcare system
All people from 6 months through
24 years of age: Children from 6 months
through 18 years of age because children
have close contact with each other in school
and day care settings, which increases the
likelihood of disease spread. Young adults
19 through 24 years of age: Healthy young
adults often live, work, and study in close
contact with each other, and they socialize
People aged 25 through 64 years who
have chronic health conditions and may
have higher risk of medical complications
Caloosa Belle/Patty Brant
100 years of life
Anna Bradford turned 100 years of age
Wednesday, Sept. 16, and was treated
to a party by staff and residents at Oak-
brook Nursing Home. According to her
friend Amy DeVarney, Ms. Bradford
came to this country, possibly from a
Slovak country, as a child and lived in
Pennsylvania. She moved to Fort My-
ers where she had owned a business,
and came to LaBelle in 1974. She was
a former volunteer worker at the La-
Belle Kiwanis Thrift Shop. Ms. Brad-
ford is known to have said many times
she would live to be 101 just like her
aunt. She has a sister in Las Vegas
who is 94. Ms. Bradford has been at
Oakbrook Nursing Home since 2007
and is a member of Our Lady Queen of
Heaven Catholic Church.
For more information about priority
groups for this vaccination, please talk with
your healthcare provider or you can go on-
line at: www.cdc.gov/hlnlflu/vaccination/
Make plans to take care of your family
members at home if they get sick. Have a
plan on how to care for your children if they
cannot attend school. Be prepared in case
you get sick and need to stay home. Have
the following items on hand: fever-reducing
medicines that contain acetaminophen or
ibuprofen (such as Tylenol, Advil, Aleve,
etc,), alcohol-based hand cleaners, tissues,
lots of liquids to drink and other items to
help you be comfortable while you are sick.
Being prepared will help avoid the need to
make trips out in public while you are sick.
There are many ways to learn about the
flu and what you can do to help minimize
your chances of getting sick as well as know-
ing what to do if unfortunately you do get
sick. To find out more about preparing for
the flu, please talk to your healthcare pro-
vider or you can go on-line at: www.flu.gov.
You can also call 1-800-CDC-INFO (1-800-
232-4636) or call the Florida Flu Informa-
tion Line 1-877-352-3581 or visit the website
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September 24, 2009
September 24, 2009
Cowboys look for first win
by Patty Brant
With quarterback Taylor Jordan sidelined
after being transported by -
ambulance from the Bish-
op Verot game last Friday
night, the Cowboys are
continuing to work toward
their first win of the season.
The young quarterback is
expected to be back in ac-
tion for the Dunbar game D
Oct. 9. Dale
The Cowboys came up Thompson
short against Bishop Verot
Sept. 18, 16-6, but continue to play good
He said his team made
some costly mistakes
against Verot, including
having a 70 yard touch
down run by Dale Thomp-
son called back for a hold-
The Cowboys only score Andres
came on a TD by junior run- Esquivel
ning back Chris Garcia.
Coach Bennett said that, offensively, his
team could be more con-
sistent but that his defense
played well enough to win.
In fact, in the second quar-
ter the Cowboys gave up
just 69 yards to their op
"These boys deserve a
win," he said, adding that a
few mental mistakes have
kept them from scoring. James Hester
This week's offensive
player of the week is senior Andres Esquivel;
Defensive Player of the Week: junior Tito Or-
tiz; Special Teams Player of the Week: senior
Dale Thompson and prac-
tice Player of the Week: ju-
nior James Hester
This Friday the Cow-
boys head to Lake Placid
for their first district game.
Coach Bennett said they
are keeping the intensity of
their practices and working B
on matching it with their
mental intensity. Tito Ortiz
LHS cross country off and running
The LaBelle High School Cross Country
teams started their seasons off on a good
note this past Tuesday (Sept. 15) at Lake
Placid. The Cowboys finished first with 33
points, then came Sebring 47, Clewiston 51
and Lake Placid 93 (low score wins). The
Cowboys still placed first despite their best
runner, Junior Gabriel Barron being disqual
ified for going the wrong way on the course
(he was running with the top Sebring run
ner, who was also disqualified). Picking up
the slack and finishing first for the Cowboys
(and first over-all) was Junior Caleb Baker
with a time of 19:52 (3.1 mile course). Fresh
man Nic Loredo was next in (3rd over-all)
with a time of 20:15. Sophomore Carlos San
tillan (7th, 21:33), Senior Chris Timms (10th,
22:05) and Freshman Andy McAvoy (12th,
22:06) finished the scoring for LaBelle.
The Cowgirls finished second to Sebring
(24 points) with 32 points, defeating Lake
Placid (72) and Clewiston (nts). They were
lead by Sophomore Ashley Golemme who
finished second over-all with a time of
24:33. Freshman Cory Taylor (8th, 26:32)
lead a pack of LaBelle runners that crossed
the finish line next. They were Junior Laura
Reed (9th, 26:33), Sophomore Socorro Ruiz
(10th, 27:01) and Senior Emily Hull (also
10th, 27:01/tie). Both teams went into action
again on Tuesday, Sept. 22 (4:00) at Buck-
ingham Park vs. Lehigh and others.
Little League to meet
LaBelle Little League, Inc., will have its
Annual Meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 29, at 7
p.m. at the Rec. Board Bldg.
Longhorns play Saturday
The LaBelle Longhorns have a home
game this Saturday, Sept. 26, at Davis Pratt
park against the Riverdale Wildcats. Their
first game starts at 10 a.m. with the Tiny
Mites team. The next games are 11 a.m., 1
p.m., 3 p.m., 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. Each team
plays hard and would love to see the support
of our community. Please come cheer for
our local LaBelle Longhorn football teams
and cheer teams. Admission is $5 for adults
and $1 for students.
Caloosa Chase coming up
Come run in the Caloosa Chase Satur-
day, October 31, at 8 a.m. at LaBelle High
School, a fund-raiser for the LHS Cross
Country teams. Entry fee before Oct. 27
is $15 and $12 for youth under 18 years of
age. Race day registration is $20 for every-
one. Make checks payable to: LaBelle High
School/CC5K. Enjoy the scenic course with
awards to the top Overall male and female
runner, age group awards three deep, great
door prizes donated by local merchants and
plenty of refreshments after the race.
T shirts guaranteed to the first 60 entries,
for information call Jef Frost at LaBelle High
School @ 863-674-4120. Male/Female age
groups: 10 and under, 11-14, 15-19, 20-29,
30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+ (male only).
Pick up your entry form at LHS and mail
them to: LaBelle High SchoolCC5K, 4050
E.Cowboy Way, LaBelle FL 33935.
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.
Over 500 cowboys and cowgirls will compete at the Bull Pit Ministry's rodeo.
Cowboy up with Bull Pit Ministries
If you like ropin' and ridin', you'll want Roping and Branding, Ranch Doggin' and
to saddle up and head on out to the LaBelle Tying, Bull Riding and Team Tying.
Rodeo Grounds Friday, Sept. 25 and Sat- This event is the second in a series of three
urday, Sept. 26 for the National Day of the rodeos, with the remaining event November
Cowboy Ranch Rodeo. The fun begins at 7 27-28. The All Around Cowboy or Cowgirl
p.m. both evenings, winner of the entire series will walk away
At 10:30 a.m. Sunday morning all are in- with a brand new 14' Circle W stock trailer.
vited to Cowboy church. All Around Cowboy and Cowgirl with high
Put on by Bull Pit Ministries of LaBelle, pointsinserieswillgohomewithabeautiful
over 500cowboys and cowgirls are already points in series will go home with a beautiful
entered to test their skills in the arena. saddle. Event winners will earn some great
From Mutton Bustin' for the youngest belt buckles.
cowpokes, all the way up to the Break Away Admission for kids five and under is free;
and Relay races, there's bound to be many 6-12 years of age $5; and 13 and up $8.
events that will bring you to your feet. It happens at the LaBelle Rodeo Grounds
Events also include Pee Barrels, Junior on SR 29N. Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. Re-
Bull Riding, Wild Horse Race, Senior Barrels, member, this is a family event no alcohol,
Ribbon Roping, Wild Cow Milking, Team please.
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LaBelle Mleclical Office
930 SouIh blain Street
Call: 86 3.675-0160
insurances accepted. Discounted fees available
and dental services provided on site.
Gardeners to meet
Monday, Sept. 28, the Greater Garden
Club of LaBelle will meet at the Dallas
Townsend Center at 7 p.m. The guest speak-
er will be Curt Sinclair, the world renowned
Exotic Hibiscus Hybridizer, who will be
speaking on his latest passion butterflies.
It will be a great show and tell and fantastic
program. He will have live samples of each
of the stages of the butterfly and will discuss
and have plants for sale that attract butter-
flies along with some "Cats in the Cup" (but-
terflies ready to "hatch").
Come join in a fun-filled evening, refresh-
ments and a plant exchange. For more infor-
mation call Terri at 863 675 2392.
Vine removal planned
The Hendry/LaBelle Recreation Board
and Coalition for Eco-Recreation would like
to invite community organizations, youth
groups, and individuals to a LaBelle Na-
ture Park to help pull invasive vines from
the park trees on Saturday, Sept. 26, from
8-9 a.m. Gloves, long sleeved shirts, long
pants, sturdy shoes and insect repellant are
recommended. Participants are encour-
aged to bring their own gloves, clippers, and
wheelbarrows. Water and trash bags will be
provided. Call Margaret England at 863-674
0695 for information. The LaBelle Nature
Park is located at Hardee Street and Fraser
on the Caloosahatchee River in LaBelle.
Bring your friends and family to help for one
hour at the LaBelle Nature Park.
4-H year off to great start
The Hendry County 4-H Club Program
is a youth organization for boys and girls
ages 5-18, as of September 1, 2009. It is a
program designed to help youth develop
life skills, such as communication, citizen
ship, decision making, leadership, and in
terpersonal relationships. Furthermore, 4 H
is celebrating 100 years. A century ago in
Florida, boys learned about planting corn
and girls discovered how to grow toma
toes in 4-H clubs. Today in Hendry County,
many youth and adults grow and work to
gether for positive change through dozens
of projects in 4-H Youth Development. And,
while growing vegetables still takes place in
some 4-H clubs, learning leadership, citizen-
ship and life skills are the true missions of
the program facilitated by Hendry County
Extension. For more information about the
Hendry County 4-H Program, please call
983-1598 or 674-4092. If you are interested
in showing a swine in the Hendry County
Fair or the LaBelle Youth Livestock, you must
be enrolled by October 1, 2009. Enrollment
applications are available at the Clewiston
4-H Office (622 W Sugarland Highway) or
the LaBelle 4-H Office (1085 Pratt Blvd.
Democrats to meet in Clewiston
Hendry County Democratic Executive
Committee will meet at La Hacienda Restau-
rant, 711 East Sugarland Highway (U S 27) in
Clewiston at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 28.
Hendry County DEC Chairman Joe Thomas
said the meeting is open to all, and Demo-
crats registered to vote in Hendry County are
welcome to participate in the discussion.
Agenda items include the upcoming
Florida Democratic Party Conference in mid-
October, the pancake breakfast scheduled
for LaBelle on October 17, the Jefferson
Jackson joint fundraiser with Okeechobee
and Highlands County DECs set for Novem
ber 13, and local voter activation programs
to qualify for a Florida Democrats' Small
County Coalition grant.
SAO office closing
The Hendry/Glades State Attorney's Of-
fice will be closed on Monday, Sept. 28, in
Observance of Yom Kippur. It will re-open
on Tuesday, Sept. 29, at 8:30 a.m.
Come to breakfast buffet
Hosted by American Legion Auxiliary
Unit 130 a breakfast buffet will be Sunday.
Oct. 4 from 8-11 a.m. Menu: scrambled
eggs, bacon, sausage, home fries, grits, sau-
sage gravy, chipped beef, biscuits, pancakes,
coffee and juice. All you can eat for $6. Open
to the public. Located at 699 Hickpoochee
Ave. (SR 80) LaBelle.
Big Cypress to
From Sunday, Sept. 20-27, the National
Park Service at Big Cypress National Pre-
serve, in cooperation with the South Florida
National Parks Trust, will hold an open house
at the soon to be completed Big Cypress
Swamp Welcome Center at 33050 Tamiami
Trail East, Ochopee. The center will be open
to the public from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. to
introduce the new hour-long documentary,
"Big Cypress Swamp, The Western Ever
glades." During the open house a 25 minute
version of the film will be shown. Addition
ally, a 30-minute segment of the Ken Burns
documentary, "The National Parks, Ameri-
ca's Best Idea" will be screened. The swamp
film will show at 11 a.m. and noon and the
Ken Burns intro will show at 11:30 a.m. and
12:30 p.m. each day.
October: One Stop
Thinking of starting your own business?
Thinking of expanding your existing busi-
ness? Want to see how you can make your
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
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
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. During this time, crossing the state
via the Okeechobee Waterway will not be
possible. Repairing the lock is a $3.5 million,
regularly-scheduled project, conducted once
every ten years. The work includes upgrad-
ing navigational safety equipment, improv-
ing manatee protection screen systems and
painting and sand-blasting lock gates. The
repairs must be made while the lock is in
a dewatered condition and will ensure that
the lock, which is more than 70 years old,
will continue to function safely and properly.
Repair crews are working extended hours
to ensure the repairs are completed and the
lock is restored to safe operating condition
as early as possible.
Mariners may call the South Florida Op-
erations Office at 863 983 8101 or visit the
Jacksonville District Web site at http://www.
Register for workshop
Reading for All: Autism, Literacy and Learn-
ing workshop will be offered for parents from
10 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 10, Whitaker
Hall, room 103, at Florida Gulf Coast Univer-
sity in Fort Myers. The program is presented by
the Center for Autism and Related Disabilities
at University of South Florida in collaboration
with the USF Department of Communication
Sciences and Disorders.
USF faculty member Sylvia Diehl and read-
ing coach, Peggy Bininoemi, from Lee Schools,
will present evidence-based practices that have
been shown to be effective with individuals
with autism spectrum disorders. The work
shop targets literacy development for children
5 to 12 years old.
Seating is limited for the workshop which
is offered at no cost to participants. Please reg-
ister by calling 590-7771 in Fort Myers or e-mail
firstname.lastname@example.org. The program is funded in
part by CARD's Autism Services Fund.
Humane society gala
The Third Annual Caloosa Humane Soci
ety Galawill 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. Entertain
ment will be provided casual/formal attire.
The menu includes rotisserie chicken, roast
pork, green beans, roast small red potatoes,
dessert, tea or coffee all for $25 per ticket.
You can purchase your ticket at the Caloosa
Humane Society, 1200 Pratt Blvd. Call 675-
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10 Caloosa Belle September 24, 2009
Local author publishes her
Local author D. K. Christi has launched with another love sto-
her second novel, Ghost Orchid, almost ry that explodes with
three years to the day since her best selling, a crescendo and an-
debut novel, Arirang: The Bamboo Connec- swers the question: Is
tion was released. Arirang: The Bamboo love eternal?
Connection is of epic proportions, nearly Beautiful imagery
500 pages of adventure across six continents reflects D. K. Christi's
including blue water sailing in the Caribbe- own love for the Sane-
an. She also has short stories published in tuary where she cele-
several popular anthologies, brated the first bloom-
Ghost Orchid is a more intimate read, set ing of the ghost orchid
in the jungles of South America, the Svelts in July 2007 for her D. K.
of Africa and the swamps in the Everglades birthday and stalked Christi
"sea of grass." D. K. Christi takes the reader it during three sum-
into the hearts of photographers who find mers through 2009. The Naples Daily News
their passion in search of the unique photo reporter followed her on the boardwalk in
where time and subject reach perfection. 2008 and chronicled her obsession with the
One family's love, lies and redemption per- ethereal and rare ghost orchid.
meates the story as the beautiful Irish girl, "Ghost Orchid is a fiction novel," confirms
Neev, seeks her past and finds instead a mys D. K. Christi. "It is only one story that could
tery that unfolds, one coincidence at a time. be told about the lives touched by the rare
power. His relationship with Neev contrasts
Real Estate Corp
Ghost Orchid is available at www.ll-
dreamspell.com ISBN 978-1-60318-136-5,
soon available at all online and most book
stores. D. K. Christi is available for readings
and book signing evenings and weekends.
She will be celebrating the Local Authors
Event at Barnes and Nobles Book Sellers,
Waterside on Saturday, Oct. 31. More in-
formation at www.dkchristi.com or email
D. K. Christi is a long-time resident of
Southwest Florida, a community advocate
for those who need a louder voice and an
educator/administrator in several school dis
tricts, local colleges and universities.
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w/ceramic tile, split floor plan, 2 car garage Two for the price of one on I ac 3/2 well
and lots more $68,000. maintained manufactured home + a 2/2 man
UNDER' ufactured home $100,000
this 3BR/2BA home on 229+/ acres on Case
* Corporate owned 3/2 centrally located in Road $97,000.
S' Immaculate 3/2 located in City of LaBlle
SSOLD! and carpet, mater b ath ha tled showe
HOMES overpaous kitchen and much much more
SRiverfront Immaculate 3/2 waterway Priced to sell at $69,900.
estate on 1,1i acres outside of LaBelle. I I Let's make a deal 3/2 home featuresbut in
Home is 2,425 sq t of living area withover '. NDER '
4 "' annn Corporate owned! 2/1 CBS home centrally a
.. .. .. $55,000.
S . Affordable starter 3/15 on corner lot in
I ,I ?f n Moore Haven $50,000.
* Horse loverswelcome 4/2 5 on 324+/ in 3/2 manufactured in cit limits Close t
Port LaBelle Ranchettes 2,500 sq ft of living on a corner lot. Homes needs some work school, shopping & easy access to SR80
wrap around porch and but s priced to sell $17,000. $49,900.
S Corporate owned! 2/1 condo in central Ft. Corporate owned! Located in Ortona 3/2
* Corporate owned' 3/2 CBS home on Myers $12,500.
648+/- acres with pool and completely MOBILE HOMES'*
fenced $234,900. I UNDER
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* Nice 3/1 CBS in Port LaBelle Seller says 10+/- acres s very well kept Features awarm
make offer' 80,000. I I Belmont ubdision. $35,000.
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UNDER ... $250,000 .
CONTRACT I, Immaculate 4/2 on 9.54 acres Spacious liv Call about our Port LaBelle lots!
,, f ". I I COMMERCIAL
SCorporate Owned' 2/2 on 5+/ acres in Prime 20+/ ac potential commeral parcel
Located nearWest Glades Elem nMuse &ust
minutes away from LaBelle. $3.50 per sq ft.
S. Inves now build later! Corner lot outside
city limits near town. $100,000.
* Corporate owned' LaBelle 3/2 CBS w/2 car Rela the rural wavy Situated on 125 acs in 2 ac located n City limits ZonedIndustrial
plit floor plan and lots more tura, beautiful new 2006 3/2 $100,000.
home SELLER FINAN\CIG
HISTORIC COMMERCIAL WORKING RANCH: 40
OFFICE BUILDING in down- ACRES wth 3/2 mobile
town laBelle Restored Fully home, large steel building,
occupied Busy location barns, cow pens,
(Building/property only) guecareaker quarters,
* REDUCED! 145 ACRES ADJACENT 120 ACRES of
WORKING ORANGE fenced improved pasture
that may be druded (13
GROVE. Buyallor part, lots acr rin.),,00per e
of wildlife $6,000 PER ACRE
BRING OFFERS! Commer- REDUCED RIVERFRONT:
cal lot on SR 29 S. Grab on BRING OFFERS 39 Acres in
to this one for the future Ortona, 1561'
Great location for conven- with 3 acres *
$129,500 t '*
CONVENIENCE STORE, FINANCING. $2,395,000
Cowboy Way Corner
* Cozy home on 240' of 'a
canal front with river access
in Ortona 2 lots $220,000 REDUCED: 5 Acres. Lots of
S10ACRES ADon Farng oaks Beautiful homesite
Rd $95,000. Sunset rial, MuseA $75,000
5+/- ACRES, heavily 16.79 ACRES South of
wooded with fixer upper LaBll, 129,500. of
mobile Kirby Thompson Be, ,50.
Rd. SELLER FINANCING,
$165,000. I" '"
* 14 ACRES, 1-75 AND .86 ACRE, tree covered
BAYSHORE, N. FT. MYERS, i 1. Seller
busy intersection, near nver, |:' i,
$2,900,000. o a,.b: south of
* ALVA, 2 acre lot on busy LaBelle, may divide, $5,500
SR80 near intersection. PERACRE
Front half zoned commer- FARM LEASE: 26 ACRES
al. $395,000 AVAIIABLE
S.me htra pine floor
r, , cathedral cen ig
th skylight and, plant shves, xu s mst
suite, wrap around porches, a large horse barn with
nclsed stables, ack room, workshop, a mother In
law apartment and iuch olre u I of ths, and loa
ed on 40 +/- cleared. $499,000
* NICE bECLUDED 5+/- Acres in Poneer Plantation!
This property is 2 homesites a.. nd. is oned for hor~s,
dream ce + acre ranctte reat for a
smallParm/ranch I.,cadr minute away from cown
Acrcs in Fcld, s perfect fo r you dream houe in the
country! lThe property appears high C dry & s ur-
access to Naples, Av Maria, and the beach s, only
ahout a 1/2 hour dve away! $150,000
* NOT YOUR RUN OF THE MIl.LACRICAGEc" 25 acres
naturally landscaped with oaks, palms and pines
Nancy Lu Smith, "lracey Williamt
a a, Investments & Real Estate
700 S. Main Street LaBelle, FL 33935
September 24, 2009 Caloosa Belle 11
RIVERSIDE REAL ESTATE, INC.
45 South Riverview LaBelle, FL
FEATURES OF THE WEEK.
w1BRF2HOME luoPlE ) t l(cd work shop $49,000
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dirc acor tnver $139,500
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BR02BA WATERFRONT HOME w/125' Cakxahatchce iver frontage
INTRACOASTAL RIVERFRONTHOME plus dockhs, h tramp, gust
SPACIOUS 3 BR RIVERFRONT HOME on 53+/ acre, new of
Intrau stalan & Otonat Lcks Rently remdcld' Permitinplate
for new dock $389,500
edge' ld together as package' NOW $499,900 OWNER FINANCING
1BR/2BAMANUFACTURED HOME m town $69,900
S it 78 & Commanchoe 125 x 250'
3R1B HOME' Large Oaks and nicely ladscaped $119,900
BR2 AHOMESpa sw/ largc famly rom Rcduccd.$119,900
MULTI FAMILY ZONED PROPERTY w/rcmdclcd 2/2 "C tkrcSdle"
Houson 60 +/ arc $209,000
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2BR2BA MANUFACTURE HOME on 25 + atr $95,000
4BR12BA MOBILE HOME! 5+/- Ares, cleared w/fence and pond
12+/- ACRES W/BR/2BA CBS HOMF fronting n Hw 78 Wet of
312 HOME n 137+/ Acre' Commcnial Zoned, Hw Frontage
2 POOL HOME ON 665 +/- acres Felda $739,900
ACREAGE ON HWY 29 IN FELDA... 13 3+/ acre, ned A 2,
an he divided Perfect for Agn-3usncs
64 ACRFS OF PRIMF FFRTILF LAND in Feld, le than $8,600/a0re
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$97,000 3/2 HOME with aluminum
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short Sale #200931055
$270,999 GREAT HOME located in the
city of lbeSle Spit plan, formal iving.for
mal dinning family room & dmnntc large
laundry in house plu a large screened porch
to huge pool with heaterand fenced back
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MANUFACTURED $395,000 4800 Sq. Ft.
HOMES Steel Bldg. on fenced
$79,900 3/2 on 2 ac. Ac Industrial, Short
Muse. Sale. Approved
$89,000 3/2 in Moore $399,000 4.5Ac, 2400
Haven Yacht Club 1200 Steel Bldg Industrial,
Sq Ft Possible Lease Option
$117,000 4/2 Newer REDUCED $450,000 -
MH on u / Ac, Seller Short Sale! 2 Steel
Motivated. Bldgs, over 0000 Sq. Ft.
REDUCED! $119,000 Zoned PUD on 2+ Ac.
3/2 on 2 /; Ac Recent $559,000 3 Ac+/ with
Updates 1436 Sq t. Bldg on Sr 29 C-2 zon-
$150,000 3/2 on 6 Ac, ing.
Marshall Field Rd. $75,000 5 Ac
Seller Financing Industrial Will split,
$375,000 3/2 on 30 Ac Cleared & Filled, Seller
in Muse, Oaks,Creek, & Financing.
reat a use, WATERFRONT
0HOMES $55,000 2/2 MH in
$9,000 2/2 Great Rver Oaks/Ortona, now
Starter in Port LaBcllc. watefr n1
$69,000 3/2 in town, $192,500 Old Ft.
cornerlot. 12,50 Old FL.
$72,000 /1 CBS in
town. $199,000 Hidden
$74,000 2/2 in Port Hammock I Ac w/dok.
LaBelle, large pch. $249,000 4/3 w Stry
$79,900 Newer 3/2, ." SOLPH!
built in 2005, Short Sale
$79,900 Newer 3/2, $395,000 High
built n 2005, Short Sale. Elevation with long
$110,000 UHD ool m views, 5 Ac
S CONTRACT 499,000 Eagle Point
S.,..,,,,,, IAc Deep Water &
Make Offer Protected Harbor w/ Lg
$157,500 3/2 in Laurel Dck
Oaks, need TC, Seller $419,000 3/2 Super
Financing CBS River Home w/pool
$169,000- 3/2 +Den on Cu Oxbow w/dock on
small lake, Seller c double lot.
casting. $425,000 3/4 n Ft.
REDUCED $189,900 Denaud on 2.6+/- ac
3/2 on 28 Ac in Pt with 228ft. mrverfront
LaBell Ranchettes, $875,000 Spectacular
adoins grccnbclt. 7 Ac Pasture w/Oaks,
$196,900 4/2 in Muse 500 Ft on the River,
Country Cabn on 2+ Below Appraisal.
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$225,000 3/2 in Gated UNDER ... Ft
Riverbend Estates, on 1OHNRACTouble
Seller says Make Offer Dock, Really Private,
REDUCED $269,000 LonT & LAN
4/2+Den CBS Custom $5,900 Port Labelle
on 3 Ac w/80 Ft Barn, Ltslrn ein
and 2/2 mobileL.L, Seller financing
$459,000 3/2 $5,900 Mooe IIaven
SI adorn CBS Yacht Club lots
S Pool Home $22,000 1 25 Ac in
II riding l Montura Ranchesr
$49,000 2.2 Ac Rural
COMMERCIAL/ Residential Fenced
INDUSTRIAL $83,000 6.5 Ae Very
$119,000 1/2 Acre Private, F RD
Commercial Lot on $100,000 2.5 Ac Hwy
Davis St. 27, Clewiston
"", b .LD. !l $119,000 2 Ac, Muse
Industrial $125,000 Ft Denaud
Acres, 8 ac private loca
$177,000 17 Ac in
$269,000 State Road Felda area
80 Corner Ac, B-1 $220,000 3.8 AC Oak
w/blllboard income. Haven
FREE MLS ACCESS LINK: WWW.BELLEREALTY.COM
Tern Bany Li Real Estate Broker
Associates: Shaty Weckwert; Susan Hill,
Nick Rota, Lisa Andrews, Sandra Alexander
and Roxie Cisneros
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Breast Cancer Awareness get mammogram now
Many women (and men too) have their
yearly mammograms marked and sched-
uled on their calendars. However, for those
who do not, Hendry Regional Medical
(HRMC) wants to remind you that October
is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month,
and it's right around the corner. Take this
time to care you're your health; read some
facts about breast cancer, taken from the
American Cancer Society and the Centers for
Disease Control, and schedule your mam-
Aside from non-melanoma skin cancer,
breast cancer is the most common form
of cancer in women. White women have a
higher incidence of breast cancer than Afri-
breast cancer depends on which cells in the
breast turn into cancer. Breast cancer can
begin in different parts of the breast such as
the ducts or the glands.
According to the latest statistics from the
American Cancer Society, approximately
40,460 women in the United States were
expected to die from breast cancer in 2007.
Lung cancer was the only type of cancer
anticipated to cause more cancer deaths in
women. Also, about 2,030 cases of breast
cancer were expected to occur among men,
accounting for about 1 percent of all breast
cancers. This means that approximately 450
men were expected to die from breast can-
cer during the year 2007.
The National Cancer Institute estimates
cancer before age 40 (82 percent) compared
to women diagnosed at ages 40 and older
(89 precent). Tumors diagnosed in younger
women maybe more aggressive and less re-
sponsive to treatment.
A mammogram is an X-ray of the breast.
Mammograms are the best method to detect
breast cancer early, when it is easier to treat
and before it is big enough to feel or cause
symptoms. Having regular mammograms
can lower the risk of dying from breast can-
cer. If you are age 40 years or older, you
should have a screening mammogram ev-
ery one to two years. Talk to your doctor if
you have any breast symptoms or changes
in your breast, or if breast cancer runs in
pausal (i.e., women who had a last menstru-
al period within 12 months of their mammo-
grams) or who are younger than age 50 may
benefit from having a digital rather than a
film mammogram. Digital mammography
allows the radiologist to view the X-ray im-
age more closely, zeroing in on suspicious
or concerning areas and enabling them to
make additional images. Digital mammog-
raphy takes less than half the time of tradi-
tional film-based exams. Digital mammo-
grams are performed at Hendry Regional
Schedule your yearly mammogram. Re-
member the best form of protection is early
can American women after age 40. In con- that approximately 2.4 million women with your family. You may be instructed to have
trast, African American women have a high- a history of breast cancer were alive in Janu- mammograms before age 40 or more often CH ILD
er incidence rate before age 40 and are more ary 2004. Most of these women were cancer- than usual. C IL
likely to die from breast cancer at every age. free, while others still had evidence of cancer Preliminary results from a large clinical CA RE
(Breast cancer is the number one cause of and may have been undergoing treatment, trial of digital versus traditional film main- o~Sthnst i enrdd, Ir .
cancer death in Hispanic women.) There are The five-year relative survival rate is slightly mograms reveal that those women with
different types of breast cancer The kind of lower among women diagnosed with breast dense breasts who are pre- or perimeno- Children's Garden of Labelle
Golf tourney to benefit Child Care of SW Florida 863-675-3311
The First Annual Child Care Golf Tour- where this golf tournament can assist fami- to providing high quality child care services Ages: 1 year to 7 years
nament will be Saturday, Oct. 24, at Kelly lies in need." throughout Southwest Florida. The agency Free VPK for 4 year olds
Greens Golf & Country Club, 12300 Kelly Golfers will receive both breakfast and provides child care for children from infancy Gold Seal Accredited
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a Naples commercial construction com-
pany, and Olde Florida Benefits Group in
Fort Myers. Proceeds of the tourney will be
used to provide child care scholarships for
low-income families at centers such as the
Children's Garden of LaBelle, Glades County
Child Development Center in Moore Haven,
and the Harlem Academy Day Care Center
"We ar. I.. I ,,. rd to having our
first ever II I. ......" .. to support chil-
dren. Many people don't realize that the cost
of child care is the third largest expense in
the family budget after housing and food,"
i Coker, chief operating officer of
.lcare exp- f -with-o -t l.ri1 In- "T'-,r,
care expense without some help. That's
8 a.m. shotgun start with prizes awarded for
closest to the pin and longest drive for both
men and women. There also will be bever-
ages served on the course throughout the
Other tournament sponsors include Ad
vance Auto Parts, All Brands, Benefit Mall, Dem-
ocratic Club, and Kaplan Early Learning Co.
Additional sponsorships are available
site, tee signs, banners and programs. Tee
sponsorships are available for $150.
To register for the tournament, visit www.
ccswfl.org. For more information about
sponsorships, call Coker at (239) 278-1002.
Child Care of Southwest Florida, Inc is
a private non-profit organization dedicated
n ee an en ry count es. earn more
or to make a donation, visit www.ccswfl.org
or call (239) 278-1002.
Children from child care centers operated by Child Care of Southwest Florida,
Inc., will benefit from the golf tourney. These children are from the Children's
Garden of LaBelle.
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Equipment & Machinery
October 3 at 9 am
Add your equipment to
these: 7 Ford 12 pass.
shuttle busses w/handi-
cap ramp, Ford &
Dodge 12 pass. vans,
boats, trucks, farm
equip, shop tools
Lee Civic Center
N. Ft Myers
Highway 31 and 78
Frank E. Land
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another man's treas-
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to treasure with an
ad in the classified.
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attic, basement and/or
garage7 Advertise your
yard sale in the classi-
feds and make your
clean up a breezer
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5 years experience,
able to multi task, call
during the day
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your used items by
selling them in the
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in today's competi-
tive market? In the
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deer? Pick up some
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Per dci Calld NtMing Assistant ( g shift)
Must possess certification as a Nursing
Assistant BLS required
UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA
Research Center, Immokalee, FL.
Biological Scientists position. Bachelor's
degree in plant sciences with knowledge of
citrus or tree fruits & one year of appropri-
ate experience. Minimum $32,000 annually.
Activities related to biology, physiology,
nutrition, and grove culture of citrus. Duties
include variety evaluation, laboratory proce-
dures, data management, and preparing
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but occasionally we may
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charges. Therefore, if
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frigerators and stoves
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in today's classified.
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Zoned 2400 sf Ware-
house, on 350 N. In-
$ 1 1 0 0 / mo.
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Honda 13 HP 3700 psi
water pressure cleaner,
like new. Heavy duty, 5
SOFA & LOVESEAT -
Leather, Tan, Very
good condition. $495
for both. Call Monday-
CALOOSA ESTATES -
4BR, 3BA w/Den. $1200
mo. + $1000 sec. dep.
DRIVE 2BR/2BA, w/of-
fce, 3 car garage on one
acre, non-smkg. env., no
pets, ref's, $950 mo. +
$950 sec. (863)675-2392
LABELLE 3br, 2ba,
new cabinets, porcelain
tile floors, & carpet,
very large room
Large 3BR/2BA home
for rent in good neigh-
LARGE 4 bd, 2 bath
home in LaBelle city
limits. $900/mo + 1
mo sec. 863-673-0066
PORT LABELLE New
section, brand new 3br,
2ba, 2 car garage
home, near schools,
3069 NE Beechwood
Circle, $850/mo + dep.
Port LaBelle 3BR, 1BA,
Fam Rm. C/A, Tile, New
paint. $700 mo + sec.
PORT LABELLE 3br 2ba
No Pets, Non-smok env.
Barber Real Estate.
A Farm Labor
2 & 3 Bdrm Aoartments
*Must earn a mmin. of
$3998 from agricultural
or farm labor activities
*Spacious Apartment in
quiet, country setting
*Full Time Blingual Site
*Community Rm, Tot
lot, Playground, Etc.
*Sewer and trash in-
cluded in rent no ad-
*Handicap units avai.
*Rental rates starting
40 Greentree Drive,
9:00 AM -5:00 PM,
LARGE 1 BR furn. apt.
on Hall St. S., LaBelle. 5
mins, from shop., banks
& Courthouse. Inclds all
utils, W/D, Direct TV.
SMALL STUDIO Effi-
ciency 1BR, fully furn.,
water, lights & cable
Incl. Perfect for one.
$450/mo. + $100 sec.
September 24, 2009
Air Conditioning t Heating. Pool Heating
Refrigeration Repair Update Maintain
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Air Conditioning & Electric, Inc.
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CHURCH OF THE OOD SHEPHERD
Holy Euc.- 9:00 am
Healing Eucana 9:30 am
Bible Study 1 10:30 am
Collingswood Pkwy & Eu plus Blvd a Port LaBelle
"Where erverydy is Someboiy ---
and Jsus is Lord."
9:15 a.m Sunday Worship
Lord's S I . i i 'ii. i.....i
.4 miles west of Hwy 29 on CR 78
Ss Disc Jockey
Weddings Anniversaries Parties
Quinceafneras Dances Reunions
REPAIR SERVICE, INC.
Mobile & Home Repairs Ceilings, Walls, Floors
OFFICE (863) 675-5919
CELL (863) 673-0861
25 YEARS EXPERIENCE
Owner Roger Alexander, SR.
Lic HC096.SP and Insured
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 Blvd Suite 1800
LaBelie, FL Lehigh, FL
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for weddings, parties, banquets
or any special events
For information call 863-675-3641
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$195 Hasta 1000/gal
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Residential & Commercial
Member of the BBB
Metal Roofs, Re-Roofs, Roof Repairs
Office (863) 675-7045
TREE SERVICE [o
September 24, 2009
Port LaBelle, 4059 S
Edgewater Cir 4 bed.
Good cond $800 mo
PRICE REDUCED! 2
Units Avail. @ $400 mo.
ea. 1st & sec. dep. 1 mi
N of bridge on Hwy 29,
A Load & Lock
5775 SR 80 LaBelle, FL
Alarmed Units t Security
Cameras Ouside Storge
Mobile Storage 5x5 up to
1030 Units A/C Units
Bring this ad and
receive $50 off
first months rent
Cowboy Way & Kennedy
Blvd. Monthly includes
tax: 5'x1' $42.80;
8'x10' $53.50; 10'x0'
$58.85; 8'x25' $96.30;
24 hr access $25
returnable key deposit.
For more listings,
& SHORT SALES.
Modulars. LOW Interest
Buy Now/Build Later
Port LaBelle, 10,000 FT.
VACANT LOT on paved
road w/utilities. Owner
Financing. Price to sell!
Call Owner 863-673-5071
RANCHETTE 1.25 acre
Montura Ideal forRV,
Mobile or Primary Home.
Owner Financing $2,000
Se Habla Espanol
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IN CITY 2BR, A/C,
washer & dryer.
3 mi S of river. Dbl. wide.
$875 mo. + $875 dep.
MH 3BR/2BA, 25'
screened lanai, 28'
screened in ground pool,
incl. pool maint., $725
MOBILE HOMES, 2BR.
Good condition, /C.
MOVE TO YOUR LAND
Mobile Home Angels
LABELLE 3br, 2ba, like
new on large improved
lot. Owner financing with
For more listings,
Cobia 16' fiberglass
boat w/trailer, canopy &
For more listings,
Chevy van '89, V6, long
body 3/4T mech very
good cond. some rust.
For more listings,
Rankin Committee Meetin
RFQ 209-35 and RFQ 2009-36
Notice i hereby given that there wll be meetings for ranking of engnr-
ing frm with regard tthe RFQS for Engmeenng Serteo 1) a2009 35
Deign of Widen g & Refaing CR 833 from Big Cypres Indian Reser
atn to Fur Mles Not and CR 833 Cue at R 83& CR 846; and 2)
#209-36- Design of Widening Reuracng of CR 78 from Od CR 7 to
Saughterhouse Cu They wll both e held on Fiday Otober 2, 209,
#200936 from 10e a.m to 12.00 p.m, and #20935 from 100 p.m.
to 300 pm, in the Administration Conference Room, i A18, 165 S Lee
Street, LaBelle, FL 33935
The Selection Commwtee wil short list the firms t three for each RFQ
The ree top ranked firm wll be asked to give presentat at a later
date to be determined
If a pen decide to appeal any decision made wth respect to any matter
cnsdered at this meeting, he/she wil need a reord of the proeedlings,
and that, for such pumrpd, he/she may need to ensue that a verbatlm
corad of the proceeding s made, which ord includes the testimony
and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based
333993 CB/CN 9/24/09
Your new home could be Shop from a gift catalog
in today's paper. Have that's updated regularly:
you looked for it? the classifleds.
NOTICE OF SCHEDULING OF NEGOTIATING SESSION
WIH HENRY COUNTY
Take not,, that Hendry County Boa of County Commssoner Ree
ntatves and the Hendry Conty Professional EMT & Paramedic Union
Repreentatves wll ndt negotiations regarding the contract for the
Hendr Couny Pmfeonal EMT & Paramedics' Lo 4520 at 9 0 a m,
September 25, 2009, at the Hendry County Courthose Square, Conference
Room, 165 S Lee Street, Florida
e ssion is open tothe pubic, but no publ moment wll betaen
If a peon dedes appeal any deacon made by the Board re-
pect to any matter considered at such meeting or heanng, he or she wll
need a record of the procedings and, for such purpe, he or he may
need to enutre that a verbatim rord of the proceeds s made, which
reird =iludte the money and dene upon which me appeal s to be
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
Janet Tavylor, ChalIrwoman
333725 CB/CN 9/24/09
REQUEST FOR BIDS
SUPPLY VARIOUS LOCAL ROAD MATERIALS TO HENRY COUNTY
BID NUMBER: 2009-34
OPENING DATE AND TIME: Ocbe 7 2009 at2:00 .m.
Sealed Bids wil be reeled by the Board of County Commnisioners of
Hendry County, Floda, Supply Various Local Road Matenals to Hendry
ty" orero wondered, bid must reved by the Ba of
county Commlssoner, at the C E Hall Bulding (Cerk's Ofice) in te Hend-
ry County Curthose Complex, 25 E Hckpohee Avenue, LaBelle, FI by
October 7, 209 at 200 p m at which me all responses to this request
ll be recorded in the prince of one or more w ttnes s
Sop of the Instructions and Bid Documents can be obtained from the
Hend County Purchaln Department located at 165 S Lee Street La-
Seefor any e The ou the no ght to tet ct any or a
sele Florsi as d p p, to stf os2 taoelle o3 to
bmittals received as a rult of this soicitaton, or to an in part or in
it entirety this Bid, i it is in the best interest of the County to do
endr County s an Equal Oppun Employer and Drug/Smoke F
]anet B Taylor, Chairman
Bard of Cunty Comamssiones
334O06 CB/CN 9/24,10/1/09
REQUEST FOR BIDS
HOMELAND SECURITY EXERCISE
EVALUATION PROGRAM (HSEEP)
BID NUMBER: 2009-37
OPENING DATE AND TIME: September 30, 2009 at 2:00 p.m.
Sealed Bids wll be red w e by the Boad of County Commissioners of
Hendry County, Florda for "Homeland Secunty Exerce Evaluation Pro-
ram (HSEEP) Apped Exercses" Bidd must be Homeland e-
curi tyExeise Evaluaton Program (HSEEP) certified In order to
be wondered bids must reived by the Board of County Comms ones
at the C E Hall Buldg (Cer' Office in the Hendry County Courthoue
Complex, 25 E Hickpwhe Avenue, LaBelle, Fonda by September 30,
2009 at 2,00 pm, at which time all response to this uest will be re
orded in the prince of on oor more w utetse
A py of the Instructions and Bid Documents can be obtained fm the
Henry Court Purchasing Department, Ioated at 165 S Lee Street, La
Belle Flordafor pick up) Post Office Box 2340 LaBlle, FL 33975 (mal-
ing addre or by calng 863) 675-5220 or (863) 983-1585
pay any cots incurred in the preparation of a response to ths Bid, to
ntract for any sei s The County reres the right to rejt any or all
submittals received as a rult of this soicitation or to can in part or in
ts entire thi s in the best interest te Couny o o
Hendry County is an Equal Oportunity Employer and
Drug/Smoke Free Work Place
]anet B Taylor, Chair
eBard of County Comm one
333419 CB/CN 9/17,24/9
REQUEST FR PROPOSALS,
INSURANCE & RUSK MANAGEMENT
RFP NUMBER: 2009-41
OPENING DATE AND TIME: 0an 15, 2010 at 2:00 p.m.
insurance for the Hendry County Board of County Comm one Frms
prope rsered in the State of Fonda are encouraged to ubm t
propel for lderaton All submittls (see Sectlon Submlson Re
qurementi) reed in rspons to this RFP will be remv-id by a Cou
Ealtn Committee n order to be considered, bmtta must be re-
e ted by the Board of County Commoner at the C E Hall Buld in
(Clerk's Office in the Hendry County Couthouse Comp 25 E Hckpoich
venue aBee nda by aanuar 1 2010 at t 20 pm at whi
time all reson e to is request be recorded n the rsene of one
more wteses Any pmpoals reed after the abe noted time and
date wsl not be opened or considered
A opyf te n strul ns and RFP Documents an be obtained fom th
Henry County P hasng Department ated at 165 S Lee St, aBee
Sona fr p up), Posmt O e Box 2e 0, LaBee Florida 3397 (main
addre, or by callng (863) 675-5220 or (863) 983-1585
This ocitauono d not commit Hendry Conty to award any ontrts, t
payany ot cud in the preparation r to this FP, or
mcntrac or any ersces The Coun re s thenigt to reect any or a
submlttas reed as a sult of this aton, or to nl n pat or
its entirety this RFP, if it is in the best interest of the Count to do so
Hendry County is an Equal Oppotunity Employer and Drug/Smoke Fee
Janet B Taylor, Chairman
Board o CountyCommiiloner
334005 CB/CN 9/24,10/1,8,15/09
REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS FOR
AIRPORT DEVELOPMENT AND OTHER PROFESSIONAL
ENGINEERING SERVICES IN HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
RFQ. NO. 2009-39
OPENING DATE: October 15, 000,t 2:00 p.m.
Hendry County is eng engineering rms interested in proidi pro-
fesional w res itn onneton w the Arort Delopment and Ohe
Profeiona Enginenng S ices which may include but not be limited
eeong lan de and consruon pham e selr ces for detlop-
ent of the LaBelle Airport, Arglades Aport, and other avabton and non-
iion rojes as elatedo tohe aort within the County as may be
eeded Indduas and firms prody registered in e ate of Fnd
are encouraged to sbmL their tqua ton for onsderon All submit
talks (Ned secn IV, Submission Requrement) reed in reponse to
this RFO .1 be reviewed by a County Eluaton Committee In order t
be considered bmals must be re d by the Board of County Com-
mlsoners at the C E Hall Bulding (Clerks Office) in the Hendry County
Courthou- Complex, 25 E Hckpochee Avenue, LaBelle Florida by 2 C
p.m, October 15, 200 at which time all rponses t t this request wll be
rorded in th prestee on e of r more witnese
A copy of the Instruti and RFQ Dcuments can be obtained from the
Hendry County Purchasing Office, lated at 165 5 Lee Street LaBelle FL
(for pick up), Post Offe Box 230, LaBelle FL 33975 (mailing addre)
by calling (863) 6755220 Instrutons and RFQ documents wsll be
emaoled upon request, however Hendr County wll not guarantee the ac
cuacy or comp n of documentssent va em
The aleatmon does nott ommt Hndy county to ard any ontra,
to pay any cos ncudd in the ppaatlon of a response to this RFQ, o
to contrat for any ces The County re es the ght to reect any
all submittals reed as a result h ats o, or toancein partor
n its enrety this RFQ, f t is in the best tere of the County to do
Hendry county is an Equal Opportunity Employer and actively weeks
Minority and Dladvantaged Bunes Enterprise participation
Board of County Commlone rs
Janet B Taylor, Chalroman
333)405 CB/CN 9/17,24,10/1,8/09
HENRY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL
HENRY COUNTY HOUSING PROGRAM
Hendry County hereby requests PROPOSALS from qualed bdders for the
demon and construction of replacement housing for up to seen (7)
single family hou.. ng uns located in Hendr County as a part of the Hend
ry Count Housing Program which onsist of Hurricane Housing Recover
Program, ommunity Delopment Bock Grants (Z10 and A08), and
Proposals are due no later than 10'00 a m Eatern Time on Thursday Oc-
tober 15, 2009 and deII red or mailed to Ms Barbara Butler, Hendry
County Clerk of the Court, Post Oce Bo 1760, 25 E Hiwkphee Avenue,
LaBelle, Florda 33975 1760 (the Cunty wl not assume any responbt
for proposals eiRed past the bid opening time) Any and all proposal
r ved after this time and date wll not be opened ornsdered
Propoals should be submitted in separate sealed envelopes market
HENRY COUNTY HOUSING PROGRAM DEMO/REPLACEMENT RFP#'
n aordane with the instructions distributed at the mandatory walkthru
meeting, All bids must bs e a mpaned y opy of Ilcen and proof of in
surance f not already pvded to County No ontactor wll be awarded
mor than three (3) home unless they are able to demonstrate that they
he the financial capacity, staffing, and ability to finish prjets within the
specified completion time,
For spHfic pject iformaton, dcntat Ms Nancy Phllips at 561432 1524
or by FAX at 5614326734 Bids wll be opened as rson after the 10.0
a m submsson time on Thursday, O ber 15, 2009 n the Hendrt
County's Cleks Office, Second Floor, at the Hendry County Court Houe
A mandatory meeting and contracor walk-thru for riew of thee project
wll be held on Thursday, Octoer 1,20 at 11 a in the lobby of the
Hendry Coun SeH.I.P Off, located at 165 S, Lee Street, Court House
Square in LaBelleAny frm not repreented at this meeting wll be unable
to bid All ptentla bidders must be in the S H I P lobby no later than
1105m in order to participate in this RFP
Hendry County reeves the nght to accept or reject bids Hendry Count
is an Equal Opportunty Employer, acvely eebng Minonty Contractor Par-
ticipation and promotes Fair HousIng
Janet B, Tayl
333416 CB/CN 9/17,24/09
COES plans movie night
Country Oaks Elementary School and
their families are invited to a Family Movie
Night on Thursday, Sept. 24. The movie will
be The Tale of Despereaux, which is the in
spiration for our AR theme this year.
The family movie night committee will
be selling hot dogs, popcorn, nachos and
cheese, candy, soda and bottled water. They
will begin selling the food at 5:30 p.m. The
movie will start at 6 p.m.
Please bring a blanket on which to sit.
Come and have a wonderful night out with
your family and other COE families. We look
forward to seeing you there.
COE plans advisory meeting
Country Oaks Elementary School will
be having its first School Advisory Commit-
tee meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2009.
Members of the committee are asked to
meet in the conference room beside the
front office at 3 p.m.
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-
ciones 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,
863 674 4652.
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. Breakfast 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 en-
sure that school children are being served a
nutritious breakfast daily. Studies have proven
that higher academic and social achievement
occur when breakfast is consumed. Make
sure that your child starts off his day right with
breakfast at Hendry County Schools.
First Baptist Church looks to future
by Patty Brant
First Baptist Church has been serving the
faithful in LaBelle since 1912. The congrega-
tion is now completing the first and second
phases of its most recent renovation. The
original white building at the corner of Bron-
co Drive and Main Street was built in 1939
and is now used as a fellowship hall.
Standing next to that original building,
the lovely brick edifice that now shelters
worshipers was built in 1964.
Folks have watched the first phase of the
renovation, the beautiful new education
building, go up quickly This first increment
of the facility was opened Sunday, Sept. 13,
with an open house, just a year after the
congregation broke ground for it. The new
$1.8 million building encloses a new nurs-
ery, children and youth education wing. The
youngest children will be in a separate sec
tion of the facility. The large youth room may
be partitioned off into three sections.
There is also a large new choir room and
the library will soon be moved over into the
The adults got their chance to christen
their part of the building Sunday, Sept. 20.
This portion includes space for the Ladies
Class, Families for God group and the Seek
ers (mainly 25-35 year olds).
The 8,800 square foot facility takes the
place of just 2,200 square feet of space in
the old section.
The old "motel style" section was dedi-
cated in 1952 and has been partially demol-
ished. A portion is still being used for admin
istration but that will eventually come down,
Phase IlI will be the new administration
offices on the land behind the church that
has been used for the education building.
The church is still accepting pledges
for the construction and financing through
pledges and bonds.
First Baptist has also purchased the home
just west of the church. It is being used for
youth activities and a college and career
group meets there on Friday night. The
Women's Mission Union has a clothes closet
there as well. The church also owns the old
orange grove just down the block.
First Baptist's plans don't end with the
education center. Eventually, plans are to
add wings to either side of the church itself,
to provide room for growth.
The final expansion is envisioned as a
free-standing Worship Life Center commu-
nity building to be located on the grounds
west of the parking lot.
Pastor Frank Deerey and his congregation
are committed to the church's growth as
part of their long range vision. Pastor Deerey
has been at First Baptist for 14 years.
Submitted photo/Jackie Moody
The First Baptist Church of LaBelle dedicated its new education building on
Sunday, Sept. 13. Approximately 300 people attended the service, enjoyed din-
ner and toured the new facility. Special guests included the project manage-
ment team from Cogun, Inc; the architectural team from Hyde Park Architects;
city and county officials; James Smith of the Florida Baptist Witness; and Ev-
erett Rafferty of the Royal Palm Baptist Association. This building replaces an
old motel style structure built in 1952 with a modern building of 8,800 sq. ft.
complete with all the latest building, handicap and fire and safety code require-
ments. We look forward to serving the needs of the community and sharing the
Lord. Stop by and see the new space any time.
Pray at the Park
Everyone is invited to the Pray at the Park
event Sat. Oct. 10, at 10 a.m. in Barron Park
for this community and nation. For more in-
formation call Pastor Les Grant LaBelle Re-
vival Center at 863-234-8220.
Gospel concert planned
LaBelle Seventh Day Adventist church is
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go to the church's building fund. 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
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from different countries as well as knick
knacks etc. Proceeds will go to missions and
radio ministries. There will also be dominoes
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Freedom Counseling Center
Freedom Counseling and Service Center
at 60 Calhoun Street is now offering new pro-
grams 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 im-
provement. Everyone can be victorious. Every
Monday 7-8 p.m. Director Lynn Jordan.
"Overcoming Addictive Behaviors" Addic-
tive behaviors often stunt peoples effective and
productive lives for which they were created.
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minds and step into a life filled with purpose,
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from 7-8 p.m.
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And your first visit is
Fittness Mon,Tues & Thurs 6:30-7:30pm
Yoga Wednesday 5:30-7:00pm
Adult Clogging Monday 5:30-6:30pm
Teen Clogging Tuesday 5:30-6:30pm
Ages 7-11 Clogging -Tuesday 4:30-5:30pm
Ages 4-5 Clogging -Thursday 5:30-6:30pm
13 Missouri St
in the State Farm Building
A service in the church circa 1945-46.
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