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CaloosaOo,
Vol. 87 No. 38 Thursday, October 1, 2009


5elle
500 Plus tax


At a Glance

Chamber banquet
The Greater LaBelle Chamber
of Commerce's 37th Annual Ban-
quet will Oct. 5, at the LaBelle Civic
Center.
Check out local organizations'
information beginning at 5:30 p.m.
The banquet begins at 6:30 p.m.
The Greater LaBelle Chamber
of Commerce will announce its
Person of the Year that evening.
This year the speaker will be
Dr. Patricia Land from Edison State
College. Tickets are available from
all Chamber Board Members and
at the Chamber office. Tickets are
$25 per person. Please call 863-
675-0125 or stop by the Chamber
for more information.

Business expo planned
The Small Business Develop-
mentCenter (SBDC) and Southwest
Florida Workforce Development
Board (SFWDB) are partnering to
provide a one-day, one-stop infor-
mation business expo scheduled
for October 7, 3-7 p.m. at the Ma-
sonic Lodge building on Jaycee-
Lions Drive in LaBelle.
The One-day, One-stop Infor-
mation Business Expo will en-
able those who are searching for
answers to tap into the resources
needed to find direction.
Contact Janice Groves, SBDC,
jgroves@fgcu.edu or swillisl997@
aol.com for more information.
See Page 4 for information about
how to contact the newspaper

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Judge
by Patty Brant
Caloosa Belle
Twentieth Circuit Judge Ch
tine Greider handed down
decision late Friday, Sept. 25, s
porting the election of Phillip
letter as Hendry County Prop
Appraiser. The case could h
forced the county to redo the
4, 2008 Property Appraisers e
tion. The non-jury trial took pl
Sept. 21-22 at the Courthousi
LaBelle.
In the election, then Hen
County Property Appraiser Kris
Kulpa was bested by newcoi
Phillip Pelletier with a margin
just five votes. Almost as soon
the election was over, Ms. Ku


ruling: No new election
questioned the results and event dants included; Owen and Jimmy expected to sift through the list f
ally filed suit against Mr. Pelletier, Luckey for Supervisor of Elections possible non-eligible felons. Th
ris- Supervisor of Elections Lucre- Lucretia Strickland, Tom Hart for added that the facts are insufficie
her tia Strickland and County Judge Mr. Pelletier and County Attorney to decide if any illegal felons ca
up James D. Sloan, Chairman of the Mark Lapp for Judge Sloan. ballots. In addition, no Hend
Pel- Hendry County Canvassing Board. Attacking the plaintiff's accu- County voters were challenged
erty Ms. Kulpa's case was based station that votes were accepted 2008 and only one provisional b
ave on three allegations. She believes from felons who did not have their lot was rejected.
Nov. that: rights restored, attorneys for the The defense also noted th
lec- 1. Fourteen felons who did not defendants responded that elec no evidence had been present
ace have their rights restored cast ille- tions officials have every right to showing the felons who voted hi
e in --.1 11-.t- in tht l.: -ti-.n.- presume that names on the voter not had their rights restored.
iT .. . residentss list from Tallahassee are legal reg Mr. Feamon retorted that te
dry cast ballots; and istered voters. Elections staff testi- Supervisor of Elections is not ne
tina 3. Assistance was rendered to fled that the state holds new voter essarily at fault if felons voted ill
mer some voters illegally. registrations in pending for 24-48
of Ms. Kulpa was represented by hours till they are approved. De- See Trial Page
as attorney Peter Feamon. fense attorneys noted that Super-
lpa Representation for the defen visor of Elections staff cannot be (l db1 "i T


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by Patty Brant
Caloosa Belle
On Tuesday, Sept. 22, the Hen-
dry County Board of County Com-
missioners approved the millage
rate for 2009 10 at 6.5 mills, the
same as the current year. The
commission also approved its
budget for next year.
The 6.5 millage rate represents
a decrease of 10.11 percent in to-
tal ad valorum taxes levied.
The county's total taxable
value has been assessed at
$2,107,817,381.
The roll back rate, which is the
amount required to bring in in-
come equal to the previous year,
is 7.2301 mills.
The 6,5 mills will bring in ad
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Trial
Continued From Page 1

gaily, but urged that their votes should not
be counted.
With regard to three non-resident voters
having cast ballots, the plaintiff stated that
ballots were cast by Mr. Pelletier's son and
daughter-in-law, whom Mr. Feamon said
were residents of Kentucky, underscoring
his assertion with one of Mr. Pelletier's own
campaign pamphlets. In addition, the bal-
lot of Deputy Superviser of Elections Brenda
Hoots' son, who was a student at the Uni-
versity of South Florida at the time of the
election, was also questioned.
According to the defense, Mr. Pelletier's
son and daughter-in-law do work out of
state from time to time, but always return
to Hendry County, which they claim as their
permanent residence. Attorneys pointed out
that the same would apply to local students
studying outside of the county.
In the end, the judge ruled that there was
not enough evidence to establish that three
non-residents voted in the election.
The plaintiff's third allegation was that
some voters were assisted illegally in cast-
ing their ballots.
The defense showed that the law allows
voters to have assistance in casting their bal-
lots, if needed. The voter may mark on their
original registration form that they require
assistance, which is then noted on their vot
er registration card. There is no need for any
further action by the voter, except to bring
an assistant with them when they cast their
ballot.




County
Continued From Page 1

valorum taxes of $13,700,813. With other
income including sales and use taxes,
charges for services, intergovernmental
revenue, fines and forfeitures and miscel-
laneous revenue, totals $40,972,834. With
$31,229,134 in reserves brought forward
from 2008 09, the entire 2009-10 budget
stands at $76,077,313.
Questioned as to the need for the $31-
plus million in reserves, commissioners ex-
plained that most of that money is in MSBU

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If there is no notation on their registra-
tion that the voter needs assistance, the
voter must make out a declaration to secure
assistance when they come to vote, which
states their name, the election, date and the
name of their assistant. The assistant also
signs that form, stating that they are not the
voter's employer or agent of their employer,
union officer or agent and that they have
not solicited the voter.
Defense attorneys argued that, if no as-
sistance form had been filed, the judge
would have to find those votes to be illegal
in order to overturn the election. Everything
that happened may not have been techni-
cally correct, they conceded, but a techni-
cality does not equal an illegal vote. Because
there was no testimony that any voter was
unduly influenced, the defense concluded
that there were no illegal votes.
In her decision, Judge Greider cited the
Florida Rules of Executive Clemency, stating:
"these rules were significantly amended in
April 2007 and established a system for the
automatic approval of restoration of civil
rights or for restoration of civil rights with-
out a hearing. Simply put, this rule change
established that a person shall have his or
her rights... under Florida law immediately
restored by automatic approval of the Clem-
ency Board, excluding the specific authority
to own, possess or use a firearm if certain
requirements are met. For less severe of-
fenses, ex-offenders are not required to take
any action and their rights will be restored
automatically."
The judge ruled that sufficient evidence
to prove that 14 felons voted illegally was
not presented.
In other evidence, Mr. Feamon painted a
picture of one person in particular, Brenda


accounts, to be used in specific areas for
specific purposes. The county also as a di-
saster relief fund of some $7 million.
LaBelle resident Ernie Reddish spoke be-
fore the board, saying commissioners did a
good job in making cuts during budget dis-
cussions, but that the 6.5 millage rate is de
ceiving since so many other taxing agencies
get an additional piece of Hendry County
taxpayers' money. Other taxing authorities
include the hospital authority, local MSBUs,
water management and the school board.

Public hearings
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Brooks, who assisted numerous voters.
In fact, elections personnel testified that
Ms. Brooks became a "nuisance," pick-
ing up large numbers of voter registration
forms and returning them signed. (Citizens
may register to vote by simply signing forms
which are available at many public places.)
Staff was unsure of how many voters she
may have assisted.
As chairman of the Hendry County Can-
vassing Board, which ensures the accuracy
of election results. Judge Sloan testified that
the board received no allegations of im
proper assistance to voters in the Clewiston
elections office, no allegations of felons vot-
ing unlawfully and no allegations of anyone
voting out of their precinct for that election.
With just a five vote difference sepa
rating Mr. Pelletier and Ms. Kulpa in 2008,
the board conducted a mandatory recount
for the Property Appraiser's race, with no
change in the results. There were also 464
undervotes in the Property Appraiser's elec-
tion.
Another key point in the trial is the al-
legation that the Clewiston Supervisor of
Elections Office was "chaotic" as voters
were casting ballots.
Ms. Strickland herself testified that 2008
had the largest voter turnout in Clewiston in
18 years. There is only one full time employ
ee in the Clewiston Elections Office and the
elections office in Clewiston was sharing
space with the Property Appraiser's Office.
Defense attorneys stated that the argu-
ment of chaos in the office during early
voting did not apply. The area could not be
restricted it is normally used by the public
for other business.
In regard to the allegation that improper
assistance was given to dozens of voters at


October 1,2009

the Clewiston early voting polling station,
Judge Greider ruled:
". this Court finds that the allegations
of improper assistance do not establish an
identifiable number of illegal votes suffi-
cient to change or place in doubt the results
of this election. Further, these allegations do
not rise to the level for this Court to find that
the Supervisor of Elections failed to main
tain good order at this polling location ...
In addition, Ms. Kulpa had requested an
award for court costs. It was also denied.
According to County Attorney Mark
Lapp's office, to date, the lawsuit has cost
the county approximately $145,000 for Ms.
Strickland's defense, It includes attorney
fees, and court costs such as the services of
a court reporter and subpoena processing.
Mr. Lapp's services to defend the canvassing
board are included in his salary. Mr. Pelletier
must foot the costs of his own defense.
Ms. Kulpa said the entire process has
been "arduous" and has taken longer than
it should have, noting that they were set for
trial last March. She said that her attorney
interprets the laws on voting by felons dif-
ferently and believes there may still be an
opening for an appeal. She said the whole
reason for the lawsuit still remains her con-
viction that the 2008 Property Appraiser's
election was unfair not only to her but to
everyone in Hendry County. She added that
the cost of the lawsuit is not the issue, the
reason for the action "is beyond that."
Upon hearing the judge's ruling, Mr. Pel-
letier said, "I'm glad it's over. I'm sorry the
taxpayers had to go through it. I'd like to
thank everyone for the praise and support
and I'm looking forward to serving the citi-
zens of Hendry County in the future."







Ten growhouses busted


Disinfection under way


Hendry County Sheriff's narcotic officers
received valuable information earlier this
week that lead to the location of ten grow
houses and the arrest of seven individuals.
Investigators closed down eight grow
houses in Montura and two in Pioneer. They
were able to confiscate seven long rifles and
two handguns. One of the locations was a
12x12 building that had been completely set
up and ready to begin the grow process. An-
other location in Pioneer was a new grow
operation that had just begun, yielding very
young plants.
Officers seized 389 marijuana plants, with
an approximate weight of 489 lbs., street val
ue $2,347,200. Arrested were:
September 18, 2009
Alberto Garcia, 45 years of age, of 822
North Arboleda Street, Montura, 35 mari
juana plants, approximately 40 lbs.


Arrest reports

LaBelle
Kimberly Faith Casten, 32, was arrested
Sept. 26 and charged with possession of co
caine. Sgt. Olvera was arresting officer.
Marilyn Maria Sanchez, 21, was arrested
Sept. 23 and charged with VOP: felony or
community control. Sgt. P. Short was arrest
ing officer.
Kevin James Parks, 27, was arrested Sept.
23 and charged with VOP: felony or commu-
nity control. Deputy B. Weaver was arresting
officer.
Leonardo J. Marquez, 28, was arrested
Sept. 23 and charged on an out-of-county
warrant as a fugitive from justice from Lee
County. Deputy Buchhofer was arresting of-
ficer.

Clewiston
Keyester Antoinette Pourch, 24, was ar-
rested Sept. 6 and charged on a warrant with
aggravated assault with a deadly weapon
with no intent to kill. Deputy J. Perez was
arresting officer.
Timothy Cornelius Baulkmen, 32, was
arrested Sept. 19 and charged on a warrant
with larceny between $300-$5,000. Deputy
J. Perez was arresting officer.
Kevin Atkinson, 15, was arrested Sept. 26
and charged with burglary of an occupied
conveyance unarmed, larceny $300-$5,000
and loitering and prowling. Deputy Cruz


September 21, 2009
Yoel Relova Serrano, 36 years of age, 470
South Hacienda Street, 70 marijuana plants,
approximately 110 lbs.
Vladimir Padron, 46 years of age, 855
South Zambria Street, 81 marijuana plants,
approximately 15 lbs.
September 22, 2009
Jorge Fleitas, 46 years of age, 380 S. Ha
cienda Street
Jenny Reyes, 20 years of age, and Martha
Lira, 44 years of age, 212 Montura Ave., 44
plants, approximately 56 lbs.
September 23, 2009
Alberto Velis Duarte, 39 years of age, 5120
4th Street, Pioneer, 24 plants, approximately
39 lbs.
Sheriff Whidden stated, "We will contin-
ue to cooperate with all agencies in the fight
against drugs. The investigation continues.



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Members of the Hen-
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Office are targeting
recently discovered
marijuana grow-
houses like this one.


was arresting officer.
Cody William Clark, 17, was arrested
Sept. 26 and charged on a warrant with
criminal mischief $200-$1,000, burglary of
a structure or conveyance unarmed with
no person inside and larceny $300 $5,000.
Deputy J. Garrett was arresting officer.
Tomas Quintanilla, 20, was arrested Sept.
26 and charged with possession of cocaine
and smuggling contraband into a detention
facility. Deputy Nathan Kirk was arresting of-
ficer.
Luis Hernandez, 45, was arrested Sept.
12 and charged with vehicle theft third de-
gree and dealing in stolen property. Deputy
J. Soto was arresting officer.
Paul Douglass Day, 51, was arrested Sept.
12 and charged vehicle theft third degree
and dealing in stolen property. Deputy J.
Soto was arresting officer.
Anthony Darnell Gadson, 43, was ar-
rested Sept. 26 and charged with passing
a counterfeit bank bill, check, draft, note.
Deputy J. Hunt was arresting officer.
Clarence Lewis, 14, was arrested Sept. 26
and charged with aggravated assault with a
deadly weapon without intent to kill. CPD
Sgt. Spence was arresting officer
Jorge L. Mederas Jr., 20, was arrested
Sept. 24 and charged with aggravated bat
tery offender knew or should have known
the victim was pregnant. Deputy J. Lee was
arresting officer.


The City of LaBelle is temporarily
changing the disinfection process for the
City's potable (drinking water) water sup-
ply. Through Monday, October 12, the City
will disinfect the water with free chlorine
rather than combined chlorine/ammonia
chloraminess). This conversion to chlo-
rine (which is a stronger disinfectant) from
chloramines (which is a longer-lasting
disinfectant) allows the city to perform a
water distribution system purge as recom-
mend by the Department of Environmental
Protection for water utilities using chloram-
ines as their primary disinfectant.
This temporary change in disinfectant
does not cause adverse health effects.
However, during the period customers
may experience a slight increase in the


taste, odor and color of the water due to
the change in treatment.
Customers on kidney dialysis who use a
proportioning machine to prepare dialysate
at home are advised to contact their equip-
ment supplier or physician take any appro
private steps to accommodate the change in
water disinfection and to install the proper
filtering devices if needed.
Customers who have fish tanks or other
aquatic species are advised to contact the
local pet store to ensure proper pretreat-
ment of the water before adding or chang-
ing the water in the tank to avoid any
problems associated with chlorine. Call
863 675-2872 with questions concerning
this change.


SCF theme deadline extended


The next Swamp Cabbage Festival Com-
mittee meeting will be Tuesday, Oct. 6, in the
LaBelle City Commission Room at 6:30 p.m.
At this time the committee will choose a
theme for the 2010 festival. The due date has
been extended till that day. If you would like
to submit a 2010 theme and poster, please
do so by 5 p.m. Oct. 6 to the Chamber of
Commerce or bring them to the meeting. If
your theme and poster are chosen, you will
receive a $50 savings bond.
If you choose to submit a theme and
poster, the following criteria must be fol-
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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
be made.
3. Remember if your theme or artwork is
chosen it becomes the property of the com-
mittee and the committee reserves the right
to make changes as necessary.
Please remember that if you are attend-
ing the meetings as a representative from
a non-profit organization you must have a
letter from that organization to be allowed
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River crossing
I checked out the maps on the web that
show the possible new river crossings and
they look all backwards. Seems like they
ought to be able to do a better job than that.
Besides, isn't it a little early to be thinking
about spending that kind of money? The
economy's got everything all screwed up -
ain't nobody coming to Hendry county for a
while anyway.


Election mess
Just heard that the suit over the property
appraisers election is over and Kulpa lost.
Maybe now the county can use our money
for something useful.


Volunteers ensure Kids Day was a success


It was another hot Saturday in Florida,
but that didn't stop the kids from having fun,
along with Mary the Clown. Barron Park with
all the glorious oak trees has always been
the perfect setting for the annual Kiwanis
Kid's Day event, providing much needed
shade. The Kiwanis Club of LaBelle would
like to say thank you to our community for
bringing their children to enjoy this event.
Making this day such a huge success was
a combined effort of over 130 volunteers
from 42 different organizations. We would
like to take this opportunity to thank those
of you who made it happen. To Ramiro
Rodriquez and his staff from the Hendry
County Recreation Department for providing
the PA system, tables and chairs, and much
more; to Chuck Swift, Vision Ace Hardware
for donating two youth bicycles for the raf-
fle; to Jeff Zimmerman and Grace Baptist
Church for the tricycle; to Jim Mace and his
son, James for their time, grill and cooking
skills; to Johnny Kisela at Bridge Street Auto
for donating the helium for the ballons; to
Steve Nisbet and McDonalds for the ice tea;
to Pat Artino, Hendry County School Board,
for distributing flyers to all the elementary
schools; to the AL Post 130 and DAV Chapter


144 for their cash contribution; and to the
clean up crew from the City of LaBelle. We
would like to extend a special thank you to
Stephanie Rodriquez for hooking us up with
the A-Team from Kohl's department store
which donated 4 volunteers and $500.
Another big success was the Bicycle
Safety Training Course sponsored by Florida
DOT and Community Traffic Safety Team.
Thank you to Gloria Seay, Linda McVey, Sgt.
Barbara Brown, the HCSO Explorers and the
Boy and Girl Scout Troops for providing this
important activity and for also giving away
150 helmets to local children. Thank You to
the Girl Scout Troop for starting off the day
by posting the flag.
We couldn't have handled all the activi-
ties without the help of our younger volun-
teers: 19 LHS Key Club members and 6 WGS
Builder's Club member with their advisor,
Doreen Backes; Preston Long and 4 youth
from the First Baptist Church; and to Pierre
and his comrades with Intelligentsia Interna
tional, Inc. The day was even more enjoy
able thanks to our entertainment on stage
including Tammie Watkins and the Universal
Allstar Cheerleaders, Pat Bedingfield and the
Country Rhythm Cloggers, Lee Rutter from


Integrity Martial Arts, and thank you also to
the HCSO for allowing Officer Nathan Kirk to
bring us the canine demonstration.
We'd like to recognize and thank all the
organizations and clubs who spent Saturday
with us playing games, educating and help-
ing out the children and parents in our com-
munity. Thank you to the Hendry County
Health Department, many staff and volun-
teers including Jeni Dyess and Valarie James
and the student volunteers with SADD/
SWAT for providing information on Tobacco
prevention, healthy choices, Healthy fami-
lies, and Fatherhood; to Patty Ashley and
her team from Hendry Country Recycling;
to Amelia Vasques from the National Center
for Missing Children; to Rob Molleda with
the National Weather Service from Miami;
to Lupe Taylor and Amy Howard from the
Hendry County Emergency Management
team; to Angela Boykin with Guardian Ad
Litem program; to Patricia Gonzalez and the
Hendry County 4-H group; to Bianca Ross
and Christ Central Church; to Nancy Gruber
and the Sherrod family representing Relay
for Life; and to Ray Leventhal and Greg So
renson from the American Legion Riders for
displaying their motorcycles.


Tips for heading back to school
Back to school can be stressful for ev- with each person who may be responsible Seek feedback from
eryone, but for children living with diabe- for your child. It should include information ensure he or she feels con
tes, preparing to go back to school is much on your child's medication, including when situation and to assess ho
more complicated. It often involves parents, it should be taken, proper dosage, proper throughout the day.
teachers, administration, school nurses, caf- technique for administering the medication, Pack healthy snacks
eteria staff and coaches teaming up to en- who should administer medication (your battle sudden low blood
sure the child remains healthy, child, the school nurse, or another designate school staff will allow yoi
Proper diabetes management, especially ed staff member) and the reasons why your these snacks when needed
important for children, requires a large time child takes it, as well as who to contact and Ask the school nurse
commitment and significant understanding what actions to take in case of emergency, ing supplies and medicatic
of the disease from diabetic children and how to recognize warning signs of high and Teach your child not
from the people they spend time with every low blood sugar, and a nutrition plan for trade food items with oth
day. Marc Wolf RPh, founder and CEO of both regular meals and snacks. at lunch.
Diabetic Care Services, a leading mail order Review the personal diabetes manage- Establish a routine ft
provider of diabetic supplies and prescrip- ment plan with your child, away so he or she adapts
tions, offers some tips for parents to help If he or she is old enough, your child testing and taking media
their children return to school when diabe will be able to manage most testing and time each day whether i
tes is a factor, medication independently, but should also tice or at home after sch
Tips for Managing Diabetes at School know who he or she can turn to when help tantly, ensure your child go
Before school begins, schedule a meet- is needed. with no distractions to pr
ing with your child's teacher, administrator, For younger children, explain that an- falling asleep.
school nurse and cafeteria staff to discuss his other person will be taking over the tasks It is normal for parer
or her personal diabetes management plan. their mom or dad might usually perform when children head back
Bring written copies of the plan to leave while at school. important to remain as ca


with diabetes


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to store extra test
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to share snacks or
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nation at the same
in school, at prac-
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res to bed on time
event them from

its to feel stressed
to school, but it is
lm as possible so


that your child also feels relaxed. High stress
levels can cause spikes in blood glucose lev-
els due to adrenaline released by the body.
Encourage your child to be an active
participant in physical education class and
even to join an athletic team. Just be sure
to meet with coaches in advance to discuss
your child's personal diabetes management
plan.
Ask your child's teacher to invite a dia-
betes educator to speak with the class. The
local diabetes association can provide re-
sources for locating an educator, who can
explain the basics of diabetes to your child's
classmates (i.e. that it is not contagious) and
answer any questions they might have. Your
child will feel more comfortable managing
diabetes while at school if he or she isn't
greeted with questions or stares.
Make sure your child wears a diabetic
ID bracelet or necklace at all times. Bracelets
are inexpensive and can be purchased on-
line at www.diabeticcareservices.com.


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October 1, 2009


COE enjoys spaghetti dinner


Special to the Caloosa Belle/LES

Students of the Month
Citizens of the Month for the month of September at LaBelle Elementary School
were recently selected. Front row to back row: (row 1) Jennifer Ixmay, Jannell
Ramirez, Megan Carter, Jasmine Vaughn, Xiomara Rivera, Diana Hernandez,
Britten Williams. In row two: Nadia Chavez, Rosa Suarez, Karyme Garza, Manu-
ela Gomez, Stephen Howard. Not present in photo due to absence is Isidro
Gonzalez.


Students of the Month
LaBelle Elementary School's younger students of the month include: (front row
to back row) In row 1 are Adalia Arellano, Lillie Howard, Kyle Kirtley, Christian
Parrish. Row 2 includes Yesenia Ramirez, Alea Madrid, Guadalupe Garcia, Vic-
tor Deras, Jennifer Luna, Vivian Castro and in row 3 are: Jacqueline Garcia,
Natalie Valadez, Yesenia Perez-Valenzuela, Taylor Sanchez, Aleida Gonzalez,
Vanessa Ramirez.

School Briefs


LHS advisors to meet
The School Advisory Council (SAC) for
LaBelle High School will meet at 6 p.m.
on the following dates. SAC Chairperson is
Becky Parrish and she can be reached at
863-674-4120. All meetings are open to the
public. More information is available on the
Web site at www.hendry-schools.org Oct. 5,
Nov. 16, Jan. 11, March 1, April 19 and May
24.

Apply now to RCMA
Redlands Christian Migrant Association
in LaBelle is accepting child care applica-
tions for children six weeks to five years.
RCMA supports low income working fami-
lies, farmworker families and migrant work-
ers through child care and family support
services. Please call: LaBelle CDC, 863-674-
4510; Mira Verde 863 674 4104; Krome 863


674-4515; Glades West 863-612-0783; New
Beginnings 863-674-4652.





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Suite #800 LaBelle, FL.

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Se Habla Espanol, Walk-Ins Welcome


The students, teachers, parents and
community members enjoyed the Rotary
Club's annual spaghetti dinner on Thurs-
day, Sept. 10, at Country Oaks Elementary
School. The Open House activities include
ed the all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner, a
book fair, classroom visitation and ended
with a PTO meeting on the topic of paren-
tal involvement.
The Rotary Club, as well as the staff of
COES, worked very hard to prepare for this
event and it was a huge success. Every year
the Rotary sponsors the Open House din
ner and donates the proceeds to the school


to supplement school activities.
Country Oaks Elementary School ap-
preciates their involvement in the educa-
tion of our students. Parents were invited
to join the Parent Teacher Organization
and partner with the school in support of
their children.
The PTO welcomes volunteers and
would love to sign up any parents or com-
munity members who have a desire to
contribute to the success of the students of
Country Oaks.
For more information please call the
school at 674-4140.


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October 1,2009


Community Briefs

Learn about Relay for Life
Families and friends of LaBelle, are invited
to the annual Kick-Off Party for the American
Cancer Society's Relay for Life of LaBelle, a
unique opportunity to fight against cancer.
This year organizers will hold a mock relay
so you can get a real feel for what it is like.
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 infor-
mation. Survivors of this disease will be on
hand to share their stories and an experi
enced team will answer any questions you
may have about the relay. The event will
take place on Tuesday, Oct. 6, between 6-8
p.m. at the LaBelle Sports Park, located be-
hind the EMS station off Cowboy Way.

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.

Obituaries

Marion Barbara Dana, 73
LABELLE -Marion Barbara Dana, age 73, of
LaBelle, passed away Sept. 28, 2009, in Fort
Myers.
She was born Feb. 10, 1936, in Zellwood, the
daughter of the late Eli Hue Atkins and the late
Mavis (Holloway) Atkins.
Survivors include her husband, Rookie Dana;
daughters, Diana Pendrey (Carl) of LaBelle, and
Donna Woodruff (Dean) of Felda; brother,
James Atkins of Michigan; grandchildren, Steven
Lynn, Brandon Lynn (Shonna), Megan Wood-
ruff, Joey Dana, and Taylor Lynn. She was pre
ceded in death by her parents; son, Darrel Dana;
and brother, Marvin Atkins.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m., Thursday,
Oct. 1, at Fort Denaud Cemetery in LaBelle with
Pastor W T. Maddox Jr. officiating. Interment
will follow in Fort Denaud Cemetery.
Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home,
LaBelle.

THANK YOU
The family of Thomas C. Boswell would like
to thank everyone for the generosity and
support that has been given along with all
the prayers, food, cards, care, donations
and concern that has been shown during
our time of sorrow.
The love and support that everyone has
given is very much appreciated. Thank
you seems so little for everything everyone
has done but everyone and everything
has been greatly appreciated.
The Boswell Family and Grandchildren
send a great big thank you to everyone.
God Bless you alt,
Sharon Boswell, Tommy Boswell, Shelly
Miller, Jeff Boswell, Jeni O'Bonnon


Storter Long to speak
at museum meeting
Glades County Commissioner Donna
Storter Long will be the guest speaker at
the October 1 meeting of the LaBelle Heri
tage Museum to be held at LaBelle City Hall,
Commission Meeting Room, at 7 o'clock
in the evening. Storter Long will reminisce
about growing up in Ortona. The public is
welcome.

Haunted house planned
Come to LaBelle Longhorns' Haunted
House and Fall Festival. Enter at your own
risk for fun for the whole family! Come to
Davis Pratt Field October 29, 30 and the 31.
Thursday October 29, Open 7 to 9, Friday
October 30, Open from 7 to 10 and Satur-
day October 31, Open 7 to 10. The event will
have games, face painting and, of course,
candy! Be ready for a costume contest Oc
tober 31.

October: One Stop
business expo
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
much more.
The event takes place Wednesday, Oct.
7, from 3-7 p.m. at the Masonic Lodge, 180
Jaycee Lions Drive, LaBelle. There is no
charge for attending, but you will leave with
priceless information and direction. Contact
Janice Groves, SBDC, at 863-840-2279 or
Shirley Willis, Southwest Florida Jobs, 863-
673-3214 with questions.

Free barrel race benefits
breast cancer fight
Come to a Breast Cancer Benefit Barrel


From the Family of 1

Mae Bush
We appreciate the outpour-
ing of love and sympathy
that all of you showed,
(food, flowers, cards,
prayers) as we grieved the
loss of our mother and cel-
ebrated her life.

h Thankyou j


race Saturday, Oct. 3, hosted by the LaBelle
Family Livestock Club at the LaBelle rodeo
grounds on Hwy 29 South.
Exhibition starts at 4 p.m. and barrel race
starts at 6 p.m. Concession stand will be
open. All proceeds go to Susan G. Komeen
breast cancer foundation. For more informa-
tion please call Cristy Bellflower at 863-673-
3821. Free admission!

Small business
workshop to open
An opportunity for information providing
resources for existing and potential small
businesses will be offered on Wednesday,
Oct. 7, from 3-7 p.m. at the Masonic Lodge,
180 Jaycee Lions Drive, LaBelle. The event
is free. Come and find out about business
plans, financing, insurance, county incen-
tives and inducements, education, training,
licensing and permitting and more. To regis-
ter, visit the SBDC Web site at: http://cli.fgcu.
edu/sbdc/register. Contact: Shirley Willis at
863-673-3214 for more information.

VFW plans fun, food
VFW 10100 offers Chu Chu and David's
tacos at 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3, and karaoke
with Ray at 6 p.m.

Financial workshop planned
Edward Jones Financial Advisor Joseph
Timm of LaBelle will host a "Financial Work-
shop: Your Source for Financial Education."


When busy lives meet
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With so many demands on your
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But don't put off talking to a
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The four week workshop will assist individu
als in setting financial and investment goals.
Edward Jones provides financial services
for individual investors in the United States
and, through its affiliates, in Canada and the
United Kingdom. Every aspect of the firm's
business, from the types of investment op-
tions offered to the location of branch of
fices, is designed to cater to individual inves-
tors in the communities in which they live
and work. The firm's 12,000-plus financial
advisors work directly with nearly 7 million
clients to understand their personal goals
-from college savings to retirement -and
create long-term investment solutions that
emphasize a well-balanced portfolio and a
buy-and-hold strategy.
Edward Jones, ranked No. 2 on FORTUNE
magazine's "100 Best Companies to Work
For 2009," is headquartered in St. Louis. Its
Web site is located at www.edwardjones.
com, and its recruiting Web site is www.ca-
reers.edwardjones.com. Member SIPC

Animals found
The Hendry County Sheriff's Office has
recovered 2 horses and 1 cow from roaming
loose off the roadways in Hendry County. If
you have lost any animals, please contact
the Sheriff's Office at 674-5600 or 805-5000.

Legion resuming fish fries
American Legion Post 130 is resuming
its fish fries again from October through De-
cember every Friday from 5-7 p.m. Come to
the post home on SR 80. and enjoy

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Caloosa Belle




October 1, 2009


Caloosa Belle


Resident attends



children, youth conference

Dennis R. Boland, a resident of LaBelle, and have donated over 1,200 each year. The
just recently returned from The American Spinoza Buddy Bear project is for a child of
Legion Children & Youth Conference in Indi- any age who is diagnosed with a chronic ill-
anapolis, Ind. As chairman of The American ness, life threatening illness, or major organ
Legion Children & Youth Commission, Mr. failure. We also heard from The American
Boland moderated the Conference which Legion Auxiliary about their Hero and Good
was held from Sept. 18-20. Deed award. They presented a young man
During the Conference presentations who had saved his sister when chlorine had
were made from different organizations af- spilled into a swimming area, although he
fecting the children of our nation. We heard could hardly breathe from the fumes. This
from Rev. Anthony Wallace who has over 30 has also affected his speaking ability and
years of experience in neighborhood at large strong odors affects his breathing. Our last
parenting & mentoring to the needy and presentation was on the MY HERO Project,
the fatherless and is a Co-Founder of Secu a previous American Legion Child Welfare
rity Dads, Inc. Darrin Allen of the U.S. Army Foundation, Inc grant recipient. 16 year old
Child, Youth & School Services presented Slater Jewell Kemkerwho is a MY HERO Stu-
the Our Military Kids program, Mona John- dent Reporter and learned to organize, write,
son, the Director of Learning and Teaching shoot and edit short films with support from
Support which oversees multiple state and the MY HERO Media Arts Education Team.
federal programs centered on student physi- Mr. Boland said the purpose of this con-
cal, social, and emotional prevention and ference was threefold. First, we hoped to
intervention services, supportive learning educate the Department & Detachment
environments and Operation: Military Kids. Children & Youth Chairman from around
Jim Smith of Mercy Medical Airlift presented the country on many of the current Children
how catastrophically ill children and vet & Youth programs, Legion procedures and
erans received free air travel and how the practices, and other relevant topics that will
American Legion Child Welfare Foundation enable them to run children & youth pro-
Inc. has helped to disseminate this informa- grams more effectively within their respec-
tion. Rick Lofgren of the Children Organ tive Department and Detachments.
Transplant Association (COTA) has worked Secondly, the scheduled presentations
to build the charity into a highly respected where to interact with the other Children &
national fundraising entity that is singularly Youth Chairmen and leaders in attendance
focused on saving kids' lives. COTA has dis- to learn some of their best practices and
tribute more than 2,000,000 organ donor challenges. Every Chairman and Children &
registration cards thanks to The American Youth Leader has something to offer.
Legion Child Welfare Inc. grants they have Finally, every presenter we heard from
received. Pam Golubowicz from Spinoza was allotted time for questions and answers.
Bear presented Spinoza, the healing gift of The many questions where very informative
Love. The American Legion Department of and helpful to all that attended the confer-
Florida is a proud sponsor of Spinoza Bears ence.


Need help with mortgage payment?

For those facing possible foreclosure on five years with a gradual increase to a rate
their homes or having difficulty making their that is manageable for the rest of the loan.
monthly payments, the Empowerment Al- Homeowners must show they have enough
lance of Southwest Florida may be able to income to handle the new payments to
help. The Empowerment Alliance is now qualify for the modified loan.
providing free counseling to clients who are In one client's case, the bank decreased
in danger of losing their home to foreclo- the homeowner's payments from $1,748
sure or who are facing increasing payments per month to $931 per month, by reducing
due to adjustable mortgages or other loan the interest rate from 8.6 percent to 2.5 pe-
products. The Empowerment Alliance, a cent. The rate will gradually increase but will
non-profit organization, is a HUD approved not rise above 6.2 percent, still a significant
Housing Counseling Agency and does not savings for the family that allowed them to
charge for its services beyond the cost of a keep their home. Due to differences among
credit report. Counseling costs are paid for banks and individuals' situations, not every
through a grant from the U.S. Department of loan can be modified, but many are ben
Housing and Urban Development. loan can be modified, but many are ben-
Amanda Pacheco, the Empowerment efiting from the new program. In addition,
Alliance's Hendry Housing Counselor says, some banks offer other programs beyond
"Many families are embarrassed about fac the Making Home Affordable program to
ing foreclosure, but there's no reason to be benefit homeowners and prevent foreclo-
embarrassed. We try to help families find a sures.
solution to save their homes." Under Presi- The Empowerment Alliance also pro
dent Obama's Making Home Affordable vides pre-purchase counseling for anyone
program, banks are given incentives to work looking to buy a new or existing home. To
with homeowners to modify their loans, schedule an appointment for pre-purchase
rather than go into foreclosure. A modified or foreclosure prevention counseling, con-
loan can involve a reduced interest rate for tact Amanda Pacheo at 863-983-2432.


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Notice is hereby given that the Local Planning
Agency of Hendry County (LPA) will hold a public
hearing on the proposed amendments to the
Hendry County Comprehensive Plan on October 14
at 6:00 p.m., at the Hendry County Courthouse,
Commission Chambers, 25 E Hickpochee Ave,
LaBelle, Florida. The LPA will determine if the appli-
cations are consistent with the Hendry County
Comprehensive Plan
The recommendations of the Local Planning Agency
will be made to the Board of County Commissioners
(BCC) for consideration at a public hearing The
BCC will consider whether or not they wish to adopt
a Resolution to transmit the amendments to the
Florida Department of Community Affairs. This hear-
ing will be held on October 27. 2009, at 5:05 p.m. at
the Hendry County Courthouse, Commission
Chambers, 25 E. Hickpochee Ave, LaBelle, Florida

Application No CPA07-0001
Application name Gardinier
Applicant Mr Stephane Gardlnier
Agent Pavese Law Firm and EnSite
Request. The applicant is requesting to change the
County's Future Land Use map from Agriculture to a
new Mixed Use District on 627 +/- acres located on
SR 82. Felda. FL
The Ordinance title Is as follows

ORDINANCE 2009-
AN ORDINANCE OF HENDRY COUNTY. FLORIDA
AMENDING THE HENDRY COUNTY COMPREHENSIVE
PLAN, ORDINANCE 91-05, AS AMENDED. BY CHANG-
ING THE FUTURE LAND USE MAR MORE SPECIFICALLY BY
CHANGING APPROXIMATELY 627+/- ACRES OF LAND
DESIGNATED AS AGRICULTURE TO A NEW MIXED USE
DISTRICT TO BE KNOWN AS SR 82 MIXED USE DISTRICT,
PROVIDING FOR CONFLICT; SEVERABILITY CODIFICA-
TION, INCLUSION IN CODE AND SCRIVENER'S ERRORS,
AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE.


Application No CPA07-0005
Application name Rodina
Applicant The Viera Company (Duda and Sons)
Agent Richard Woodruff, DPA, AICR WllsonMIller, Inc
Request. The applicant is requesting to change the
County's Future Land Use map from Agriculture to a
new Mixed Use District on 25,826.2 +/- acres.
The Ordinance title is as follows:

ORDINANCE 2009-
AN ORDINANCE OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
AMENDING THE HENRY COUNTY COMPREHENSIVE
PLAN, ORDINANCE 91-05, AS AMENDED, BY CHANG-
ING THE FUTURE LAND USE MAR MORE SPECIFICALLY BY
CHANGING APPROXIMATELY 25,826.2 +/- ACRES OF
LAND DESIGNATED AS AGRICULTURE TO A NEW MIXED
USE DISTRICT TO BE KNOWN AS THE RODINA COMMU-
NITY OVERLAY, PROVIDING FOR CONFLICT, SEVERABIL-


ITY, CODIFICATION, INCLUSION IN CODE AND
SCRIVENER'S ERRORS; AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE.


.
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Application No CPA04-04
Application name. West Hendry Area Plan
Applicant: Hendry County Board of County
Commissioners
Agent Dan Delisl, AICR Delis Fitzgerald, Inc
Request The applicant is requesting to change the
County Future Land Use map that will include 3000
acres +/- to a new mixed use district.

The Ordinance title is as follows

ORDINANCE 2009-
AN ORDINANCE OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
AMENDING THE HENDRY COUNTY COMPREHENSIVE
PLAN, ORDINANCE 91-05, AS AMENDED, BY CHANG-
ING THE FUTURE LAND USE MAR MORE SPECIFICALLY BY
CHANGING APPROXIMATELY 3000 +/- ACRES OF LAND
IN VARIOUS LAND USE CATEGORIES TO NEW LAND USE
DISTRICTS, WHICH WILL COMPRISE THE WEST HENDRY
COMMUNITY OVERLAY, PROVIDING FOR CONFLICT,
SEVERABILITY, CODIFICATION, INCLUSION IN CODE
ANn CrlVDI NFD'C FCDDID; ANn AM FCFFCTIVC nATF


All interested parties are invited to appear and be
heard. Oral and written comments will be accept-
ed. Copies of the proposed amendment are avail-
able for inspection at the Hendry County Planning
and Zoning Department, 165 S Lee St, La Belle, FL
between the hours of 8 00 am and 5 00 p m,
Monday through Friday, and at the Clerk to the
Board of County Commissioners' office, 25 E.
Hickpochee Ave., La Belle, FL between the hours of
8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday
If a person decides to appeal any decision made
by the board, agency, or commission with respect to
any matter considered at such meeting or hearing,
he or she will need a record of the proceedings,
and that, for such purpose, he or she may need to
ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is
made, which record includes the testimony and evi-
dence upon which the appeal is to be based.
Any questions pertaining to these documents should
be directed to the Planning and Zoning
Department, either by phone (863-675-5240), emall
(vcautero@hendryfla net),
U. S. mail (P 0. Box 2340, La Belle, FL 33975) or by fax
(863- 675-5317).
Orvell Howard, Chair
Hendry County Local Planning Agency
Janet B. Taylor, Chairwoman
Hendry County Board
of County Commissioners







Cowboys lose heartbreaker


auoosa crlle iranty c~ran

Gung ho cowboy!
Cowboy spirit that's what it's all about! LaBelle High School senior Anthony
Ergle put on a roping show for the crowd at the Sept. 11 home game against
Evangelical Christian School. The young cowboy plans to use his skills to whip
up excitement for the home team this season. Catch him at Cowboy games.

Sports Shorts


Register for soccer
Register for LaBelle Youth Soccer Asso-
ciation Saturdays, Oct. 3, 10 and 17 from 10
a.m. till noon; Sundays, Oct. 4, 11 and 18
from 1-3 p.m. and Wednesdays, Oct. 7 and
14 from 6-8 p.m. Registration is open to kids
ages 4-14 and the cost is $30 per player. All
registrations will be at the Winn Dixie on
South Main Street.

Attention Alumni Bailers!
If you are a former Cowgirl or Cowboy
basketball player, sign up for the 2009 LHS
Alumni Basketball game, taking place Fri-
day, Nov. 27, at 5:30 p.m. For a registration
form, see the school website at http://www.
hendry-schools.org. Click the Schools link,
and go to LaBelle High School.

Caloosa Chase coming up
Run in the Caloosa Chase Saturday, Oct.
31, at 8 a.m. at LaBelle High School. This is 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 reg-
istration is $20 for everyone. 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 more 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 School/CC5K, 4050
E.Cowboy Way, LaBelle FL 33935.


by Patty Brant
Caloosa Belle
"We were in a dog fight. It was an ex-
citing game," commented Cowboy Head
Coach Hal Bennett after their h-rtibrPtirn,
20-18 defeat at the hands of 'I i I i ,
Sept. 25. It was their first
district game of the sea
son.
"We should have
won," he added, "The
players know it. The
coaches know it. We
were in unfamiliar terri-
tory."
That territory was a Chris Garcia
close game. It's been two
years since the Cowboys
were in such a close battle, Coach Bennett
said. "We played hard, like all year. We were
scrappy till the bitter end. I'm proud of that.
We always play like every play is the last."
Back up Quarterback Jordan Phillips
turned in a good performance, rushing for
56 yards and throwing for 145 yards. He
scored one rushing touchdown, and threw
for one as well.
An 85-yard screen
pass from Phillips to Dale
Thompson made it 20-18,
LaBelle tried for two extra
points but came up short
when their quarterback
was sacked.
Dale Thompson and
Dale Miller shared Defen-
sive Player of the Week David Miller
honors. Dale had 13 tack-
les and forced a fumble. David had 6 tackles
and an interception for an 8-yard gain.
Offensive Player of the Week Dale
Thompson brought in a 10 yard reception, 3
catches and a touchdown.
Special Teams Player of the Week junior
punter Chris Garcia averaged 36 yards per
punt.


Coach Bennett said Practice Player of the
Week junior Carlos Morales is always ready
to jump in and help out.
Coach Bennett said the Cowboys lost the
game in the third quarter with two costly
turnovers, one inside the Cowboys' 20 yard
line that ended in a Lake Placid score; the
other inside the Cowboys' 15-yard line on a
fumble. He said the Cowboy defense made
it a battle but could not re-
spond to the unanswered
points.
This week the Cowboys
will mend their wounds.
Quarterback Taylor Jordan
remains out from an injury
in the Bishop Verot game,
but is expected to be back
soon on a limited basis. Dale
The Cowboys' offensive Thompson
linemen have also suffered
some minor shoulder injuries. By the end of
the week they will be working hard getting
ready to face Dunbar here in LaBelle Oct. 9.
Game time 7:30 p.m.
Coach Bennett said they will be adding
to their offense in preparation for that game.
He added that he is satisfied with his team's
i ,,, .... i ,f the way our kids play," he
said, "They play hard." He continued, "The
0-4 season this year is ,, li .. ihi the 0-4
last year" and added, TI- I give us
everything on Friday night. They're a won-
derful group of young men and the town
should be proud of them."


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October 1, 2009


Cross country


running well

Tuesday (Sept. 22) results at Buckingham
Parkvs. Clewiston, Dunbar and Lehigh. Girls
Varsity; LaBelle 21, Clewiston 51, Lehigh 91,
Dunbar nts.
Ashley Golemme finished 2nd over-all
and first for the Cowgirls with a time of
25:18. She was able to overcome a nasty
fall that left her knee and hand bloody for
most of the race. Her teammates were close
behind and helped seal the team's victory.
They were, Cory Taylor 25:44, Socorro Ruiz
25:46, Emily Hull 26:05, and Avery Godwin
26:25. Laura Reed 26:46, Jessica Madrid
27:05 and Czarina Rivas 27:12 also ran well
for the Cowgirls.
The Boys varsity (38) finished a close
second to Clewiston (32) and ahead of host
_1- 1.. '1 ,II I 1 .1 ... ... I 1h ,l1 tw o ru n-
. I l . .. I I... I. ,, T. ,,nm s lead
the charge with a time of 19:18. He was fol-
lowed by Carlos Santillan and Nik Loredo
(20:08 and 20:09). A pack of Cowboys then
came in to finish the scoring. They were
Andy McAvoy (21:15), Jorge Guillen (21:22),
Sergio Zalaya (21:28) and Logan Cecil
(21:31).
On Saturday, Sept. 29, the Cowboys
and Cowgirls competed in the 31st annual
Ft. Myers Optimist Invitational. Again, both
teams were shorthanded because of injury
and illness. An invitational of this size is not
very forgiving on shorthanded teams.
Despite this, LaBelle runners put forth
their best efforts and did a good job repre-
senting themselves, their school and com-
munity.

th e I I .... ii I h .... I =" l ..l I I I i
over-all (out of some 200 runners). Cory
Taylor/87 (26:32), Laura Reed/90 (26:35),
SzarinaRivas/101 (27:11) and Emily Hull/108
(27:35) finished the scoring for the Cowgirls.
They finished 15th out of 17 teams.
The Boys team finished 16th out of 24
teams. They were lead once again by Chris
Timms, who finished 68th over-all and had
a time of 20:01. Carlos Santillan/73 (20:11),
Nik Loredo/75 (20:17), dual sport athlete
(Football) David Miller/94 (20:47) was next
and newcomer Ignacio Acosta/97 (20:52)
completed the team score for LaBelle. Both
teams were preparing for the Tuesday, Sept.
29, at LaBelle High School.

BIRTHS
LEVI AUSTIN GARRETT LANDRUM

evi Austin Garrett Landrum was born at
2:06 p.m., August 5, 2009, in Fort Myers.
He weighted 8 pounds, 5 ounces. He
is the son of Samantha Hawkins and Josh
Landrum of Labelle.
His maternal grandparents are Suzanne
Roberts of Labelle and Shawn Hawkins of
Marco Island. His paternal grandparents are
Tammy and Fred Landrum of Labelle. His
great grandparents are J.R Roberts of Labelle,
Christel and Dewitt White of Labelle, Bobbie
and Boyd Gause of Labelle, and John and
Diane Hawkins of Fort Myers.


Caloosa Belle


Submitted photo
Check out the LaBelle High School 2009 Cross Country Team.


No school for Montura in foreseeable future


By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
Clewiston News
There are 670 kids in the outlying areas
of Montura. To some of the parents of these
children, having to watch the kids get up
much earlier than their counterparts in other
areas to catch the bus to school is unaccept-
able. The solution is to build a school in the
outlying areas to accommodate kids in Pio-
neer, Montura, and students who live near
the reservation. But that solution isn't easy.
On the other side of the equation, Super-
,, di .i 'F ,,,* i ,.. i ., . ..
.1 .. h I h h- I .... ...
would raise quite a few new ones that the
district simply isn't in a position to bear.
"The feasibility of a school in Montura
has been very debatable for years," said Su-
perintendent Murphy in a telephone inter-
view earlier this week. "There definitely is a
need there, if we could really accommodate
it financially. That's a big key."
When he sat as a member on the school
board, the district entertained the notion of
building an elementary school somewhere
in the county. According to him, "everything
was booming," but board members ended
up pulling it at the last minute.
The difference today would have meant
an estimated annual $2 million payment on
a loan, the superintendent said. The district
cannot afford $2 million on a facility that
may cost upwards of $22 million, he said.
"It would force me to cut about 40 teach-
ers, basically," said Mr. Murphy, who added
that the figure does not begin to take into ac-
count what it would cost to staff the school,
and its utility costs.
He explained that the last of the district's
major construction projects were Clewis-


ton and LaBelle middle schools. The district
lobbied hard for monies allocated by the
legislature during Governor Lawton Chiles'
administration. Hendry County was one of
only three districts awarded funding from
the special fund that year.
There are other concerns.
"You're going to have empty classes
in elementary, middle and high schools. If
things get downsized, if we lose enrollment
which we're concerned about, that's not go-
ing to be utilizing our classrooms, the base
costs that are already there. It will be dead
space."
This year has seen enrollment figures
fluctuate and the district actually saw a small
increase this year, but not enough to form
a strong assessment of the future, he said.
With the district seeking asking for 15 per-
cent more for medical costs for employees,


the last thing on the district's mind is expan-
sion.
If anything, simply keeping present op-
erations afloat is at the top of Mr. Murphy's
list as superintendent.
"Under the new state requirement, we
need to have a three percent fund balance,"
he said. "We are barely, just now, at three
percent. What it boils down to is meeting
payroll ... to try to survive the best we can."
He sees the eventual four-lane between
Clewiston and LaBelle as a catalyst for more
commercial activity, increased economic
development and perhaps even an influx of
residents to the county.
"Jobs are what run everything. They pay
for services, infrastructure. We don't want to
raise taxes."
News Editor Jose Zaragoza can be reached at
jzaragoza@newszap.com.


BIRTHDAY
BRANDON MINERS



HAPPY 15TH
BIRTHDAY! MY HOW
TIME FLIES!'

-LOVE MOM
AND DAD


ENGAGEMENT
STACIE DAWN HIDDEN &
JORDAN THOMAS MURRAY

Haven would like to announce
the engagement and up coming
wedding of their daughter, Stacie Dawn
Whidden to ordn Thomas Murray.
The Bride is a 2007 graduate of Moore
Haven High School and is currently
attending Edison State College. The
Groom is the son of Don and Michelle
Murray of LaBelle. He is a 2007 graduate
of LaBelle High School and has been
employed by LaBelle Fertilizer since
2005.








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for workshop

A Reading for All: Autism, Literacy and
Learning workshop will be offered for par-
ents from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 10,
Whitaker Hall, room 103, at Florida Gulf
Coast University 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 De-
partment of Communication Sciences and
Disorders.
USF faculty member Sylvia Diehl and
reading coach, Peggy Bininoemi, from Lee
Schools, will present evidence-based prac-
tices that have been shown to be effective
with individuals with autism spectrum disor-
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ment for children 5 to 12 years old. Parents
will have the opportunity to create materials
to take home to put into practice.
Seating is limited for the workshop which
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e-mail cphilbro@fgcu.edu. The program is
funded in part by CARD's Autism Services
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Castorena


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Seacoast

Mark Smith, president & CEO of Seacoast
National Bank's
Big Lake Region,
announces the ap-
pointment of Jesus
David Castorena
as assistant branch
manager for Hen-
dry County, LaBelle
office.
In his new po-
sition, Jesus is re-
sponsible for sales
and service func-
tions of daily branch
operations. He will Jesus David
serve as a mentor Castorena
and leader for teller
and customer service representatives ensur
ing customer needs are met. Jesus will also
process and service consumer loans for the
branch and represent Seacoast at commu-
nity charitable and civic events.
Jesus has been employed with Seacoast
National Bank for three years as a customer
service representative. He is a graduate of
LaBelle High School and recently received
his associates in business administration &
management from Edison State College. Je-
sus is bilingual in English and Spanish.
The operating arm of Seacoast Banking
Corporation of Florida (NASDAQ: SBCF)
Seacoast National Bank has 42 branches in
Florida and approximately $2.3 billion in as-
sets, and is one of the largest independent
banks headquartered in Florida.


Caloosa Belle


Church Briefs


Pray at the Park
All pastors and churches are invited to
the Pray at the Park event Saturday, Oct. 10,
at 10 a.m. in Barron Park for this community
and nation. For more information please call
Pastor Les Grant LaBelle Revival Center at
863-234-8220.

Special events at planned
Community Harvest Worship Center, 55
Orange St., will present a revival Sunday,
Oct. 18-21 with Rev. Phil Redding. For infor-
mation call 675-0938.
On Oct 25, enjoy the Mercy Mountain
Boys as they minister in song at 6 p.m. Call
675-0938 for information.


Gospel concert planned
LaBelle Seventh Day Adventist church is
presenting a gospel concert Saturday, Oct. 3,
at 6 p.m. in the LaBelle High School Audito
rium. Adults $20, children $10. Proceeds will
go to the church's building fund.
For more information call Joan at 863-
673-4582.

Ready for Bingo?
Bingo is played Fridays from September
through May at Our Lady Queen of Heaven
Catholic Church on Bridge Street, LaBelle at
7 p.m. Early Bird starts at 6:45 p.m. Come
join the fun and visit with your friends.


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AREA REAL ESTATE


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UND 'o for the pe : f one on ac 3/2 well
CpNR AT maintained manufactured home + a 22 man
.I ufacturedhome $100,000
* Corporate Owned 2/2 on 5+/- acres in
~'. .. I this 3BR/lBAhomeon 229+/-acresonCase
S, : .... Road $97,000.
HOMES .. ...I. Immaculate 3/2 located in City of LaBelle
* Riverfront Immaculate 3/2 waterway on oversized lot, features woodlike flooding
estate on 114+/- acres outside of LaBelle i ,, ,. 'and carpet, master bath has tiled shower
Corporate owned! 3/2 CBS home on canal overspacous kitchen and much much more.
Open floor plan with ceramic tile thru out Priced to sell at $69,900.
S.. $48,000. Lets make a deal3/2home featuresbuiltin
generate or r e room $795,000. UNDER I
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S. .ACT Immokalee near schools and shopping
SHorse lovers welcome' 4/25 on 324+/- in Corporate owned 3/2 on 49+/- n Lehght $55,000.
Port LaBelle Ranhettes. 2,500 q. ft oflivng Acres near SR 80 Ceramic tile, spacous Affordable started 3/1.5 on corner lot in
S- wrap around porch and .' H' .r Moore Haven $50,000.
'""' i I 3/2 manufactured in city limits Close to
* Corporate owned 3/2 CBS home on ona corner lot Homes needs some ork schools, shopping & easy access to SR8o
648/- acres with pool and completely butispricedtsell $17,000. $49,900.
fenced $234,900. Corporate owned! 2/1 condo in central Ft Corporate owned' Located in Orona 3/2
* 4/2 CBS home on 5 acres outside of Myers $11,500.
LaBelle needs some TLC $107,500. MOBILE HOMES ., .,
* Coy 2/1 m Port LaBelle Completely I T
redone form top to bottom Have to see ,
$90,000. Ca ll about our vacantland
SNice 3/1 CBS in Port LaBelle Seller says 1 LOTS
make offer $80,000. i .., 1.i* 29 +/- acre in Belmont S/D Priced to sell
Sze will surpnse you! 2BR/2B home on ,. .. 1 1. .. '. . .i.
SUNDERi 10+/-acresisverywellkept Featuresawarm i i i
CONTRACT Belmont subdivision $35,000.
$72,900 I Call about our Port LaBelle lots!
SCorporate Owned 2/2 on 5+/- acres in $250,000 COMMERCIAL
i i 1 Immaulate 4/2 on954 acres. Spacous lv Prime20+/ a potential commercial parcel
"..- J I ' located nearest Glades Elem in Muse &just
*3/2 on oversized cornerlot in Port LaBelle ... minutes away from LaBelle $3.50persqft.
$69,900. Invest now build later Corner lot outside
S '* ctylmits near town $100,000.
I- i kitchen masterr bath New carpet through 2 at locatedin City imit Zoned Industral
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MANUFACTURED w/blllboard ncome.
HOMES $395,000 4800 Sq. Ft.
$79,900 /2 on 2 c. in Steel Bldg. on fenced I
Muse. Ac Industral, Short
$89,000 3/2 in Moore Sale. Approved
Haven Yacht Club 1200 $399,000 4 5Ac, 2400
Sq Ft Steel Bldg Industrial,
$117,000 4/2 Newer Possible Lcase Option
MH on /V Ac, Seller REDUCED $450,000 -
Motivated, Short Sale! 2 Steel
REDUCED! $119,000 Bldg, over 8000 Sq. Ft.
3/2 on 2 6 Ac Recent Zoned PUD on 2+ Ac.
Updates 1436 Sq Ft. $559,000 3 Ac+/ with
$150,000 3/2 on 6 Ac, Bldg on Sr 29, C-2 ron-
Marshall Field Rd. ng.
Seller Financing $675,000 5 Ac +/
$375,000 3/2 on 30 Ac industrial. Will split,
in Muse, Oaks, Creek, & Cleared & Filled, Seller
Great Pature. Financing.
HOMES WATERFRONT
$69,000 2/2 Great $55,000 2/2 MH in
Starter in Port LaBllc. River Oaks/Ortona, now
$69,000 3/2 in town, waterfront'
orner lot. $192,500 Old Ft.
$72,000 3/1 CBS in Denaud 1 Ac.
town. $199,000 Hidden
$74,000 2/2 in Port Ilammock IAc wdock.
LaBelle, large porch. J . .
$79,900 Newer 3/2, SO. f !!!
built in 2005, Short Sale
$79,900 Nwer 3/2, $395,000 High
built n 2005, Short Sale. Elevaon with long
$110,000 UNHDEool views, 5 Ac.
S CONTRACT $499,000 Eagle Point
"I""" IAc Deep Water &
Make Offer Protected Harbor w/ Lg
$157,500 3/2 in Laurel Dock.
Oaks, needs TLC, Seller $419,000 3/2 Super
Financing CBS River Home w/pool
$169,000- 3/2 +Den on on Oxbow w/dock on
small lake, Seller relo doublelot
ctn6g. $425,000 3/4 n Ft.
REDUCED $189,900 Denaud on 2.6+/ ac
3/2 on 2 8 Ac in Pt with 228 ft. rverfront
LaBelle Ranchettes, $875,000 Spectular
adjoins greenbelt. 7 A, Pasture w/Oaks,
$196,900 4/2 in Muse 500 Ft on the River,
Country Cabin on 2+ Below Appraisal.
$225,000 32 In Ged $1,550,000 5/8 Estate
$225,000 3/2 in Gated
Riverbend Es tate, SQLP
Seller says Make Offer Dock, Really Private
$299,000 Country LOT & LA
home on 5 Ac many Label
updates, newer roof, 5,900 Port Labelle
over 2,000 sq. ft. &2 car Lots, Seller financing
garage. $5,900 Moore Haven
$459,000 3/2 Yaht Clublots
Upgrades adorn CBS $22,000 1 25 Ac in
Country Pool Hone Morntura Ranches
S riding $49,000 2.2 Ac Rural
Residential Fenced
COMMERCIAL $83,000 65 A Very
INDUSTRIAL Private, RD
$119,000 1/2 Acre $ 2. A H
Comme~rcia Lor or 100,000 2.5 Ac Hwy
Davs St. t o 27, Clewiston
$200,000 2 Steel $119,000 4 2 Ac, Muse
SSQLD!! 1, $125,000 Ft Denaud
Acres, 8 ac. private loca-
$249,000 4640 sq. ft. tl"o
hanSOLD cess. $177,000 17 Ac in
1-2. Pelda area
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Big Yard Sale
Sat & Sun, Oct 3 & 4
9 am -5 pm
305 E Road
Furniture, mattresses,
computer supplies, fax,
copy machine and more

YAWMLE
Fri.&Sat., Oct. 2nd &
3rd, 8am-?, 49 N. Indus-
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29 S. (next to Pro Auto).
Some of this... A little of
that... Lots & Lots of
good stuff 863-675-5741
LABELLE Fn & Sat. Oct
2nd & 3rd, 8am-Noon,
1110 Ivan Blvd.
Clothes, toys for 5,6,7
yr old girl, shirts, dress-
es, lots of Disney mo-
vies, Bicycle, HH items,
Butterfly plants, Every-
thing is clean and in
great shape.


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Help Wanted:
Temporary positions
available at Fisheating
Creek Campground,
Palmdale, FL.
Vacancies include:
Sales/Reservation
Clerk; Maintenance;
Cleaning Personnel
Contact:
FFWCC FECWMA
863-946-1194.
Deadline 10/19/09


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
written reports and publications.
On-line application deadline is Oct 30 2009
at www.hr.ufl.edu (click Job) or call -
239-658-3700. AA/EA/EEO





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Multi-craft Journeyman

US Sugar in has an opening for a mechanic
with excellent welding skills.

Safely fabricate, install, inspect, maintain, trouble
ihoot and repair conveyors, hydraulic systems, geai
aoxes, pumps, turbines, steel structures, chutes
ans, pipelines, valves, vessels, pressure
/essels, etc.

Jtilize miscellaneous metal working equipment anc
processes such as arc welding, oxygen/acetylene
MIG, TIG and plasma methods to perform weldinc
unctions. Must be able to pass a 6G welding test


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of experience to

Fax 863-902-2886
Email Jdooley@ussugar.com

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www.ussugar.com


CLERK NEEDED Full
Time position in small
office in LaBelle. Fax re-
sume to 863-452-8072
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SOUTHERN
GARDENS CITRUS

PAYROLL ANALYST
Prefer previous computer experience in SAP, Kro-
nos, Open 4, Excel, and other Microsoft Office pro-
grams. Must have good written and verbal
communication organization and time management
skills along with being detail oriented. Reliability and
work accuracy is a "must" to complete payroll tasks
within specific time constraints and void of errors.
Exceptional attendance and work schedule flexibility
s required. Prefer some payroll and HR experience.
Prefer bilingual Ability to maintain confidentialty is
required High School diploma/GED with some col-
ege preferred.
Responsibilities:
Will be entering and processing payroll data into
Kronos and SAP for Groves and Processing
employees. Will work closely with the Payroll De-
partment at USSC to ensure payroll deadlines are
met and payroll disbursed on time with complete
accuracy.
Will have involvement in all HR related company
functions, activities, orientation, and
communicationn meetings.
Other miscellaneous job duties and responsibilities
associated with this position are also required.
LOCAL CANDIDATES ONLY---NO AGENCIES
Southern Gardens is the world's largest supplier of
100 percent pure Florida not-from-concentrate
(NFC) orange juice to the private label industry and
major brands. The Company offers highly efficient,
fully integrated operation featuring home-grown
oranges and state of the art processing and packag-
ng.
Fax 863-902-4315
e-mail: dmelton@southerngardens.com


MH THERAPIST
Needed Part Time
for in-school services in
Hendry-Glades Co. Must
be licensed or icense-
eligible and bilingual
(Eng/Span). For info.,
call (863)612-0728
How do you find a job
in today's competi-
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employment section
of the classified


CLEANING PERSON
Part time hours, must
pass background check.
(239)229-1819 or
Fax Resume to
(863)675-7048

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Production
Maintenance Workers
Responsibilities:
*Ability to perform job
functions such as: heavy
lifting, bending, and
climbing.
*Capable of obtaining
forklift certification within
thirty days.
SSuccessfully complete
the TOST test.
*Perform various mainte-
nance functions as need-
ed.
For Immediate considera-
tion please:
* Apply online at
www.ussugar.com
* Click Careers
* Click Postings

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Monday Oct. 5
at 6 pm
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INDUSTRIAL POLES -
52'L 12T 19"B and
larger. Sold by the foot.
$5. (772)260-4514

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classified.



RECLINERS 2 Like new
condition. $375 for both
Will sep. 336-342-0221
Aqua Isles, LaBelle


AKC Japanese chin, ch
sired $700. AKC Affen-
pinscher pups, ch sired
$600. AKC Toy fox terri-
er, ch sired $400 &
$500. Others $550
863-675-1571
FREE KITTENS -
Adorable fluffy 6 week
old kittens. Siamese
looking, blue eyes, grey
and mixed. Come and
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SPRAY TANK New,
200 ga., 5.5 kavasaky
elec. row, 200 ft hose,
$3000 (863)840-0505

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LARGE 1 BR furn. apt.
on Hall St. S., LaBelle. 5
mins. from shop., banks
& Courthouse. Inclds all
utils, W/D, Direct TV.
$700/mo. 239-370-8532
SMALL STUDIO Effi-
ciency I Port Labelle,
1BR, fully furn., water,
lights & cable Incl.
Perfect for one.
$450/mo. + $100 sec.
239-265-0394
Habla Espanol


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CONDO FOR RENT:
2/2, Furn. Condo. $800
mo. + util. & Sec. Refs.
req'd. NO PETS Willard
Realty (863)675-8180




CALOOSA ESTATES
DRIVE 2BR/2BA, w/of-
fice, 3 car garage on one
acre, non-smkg. env., no
pets, roef's, $950 mo. +
$950 sec. (863)675-2392

LABELLE 3br, 2ba,
completely renovated,
new cabinets, porcelain
tile floors, & carpet,
very large room
throughout, $835/mo.
(863)675-0104

LaBelle, 971 W. Cow-
boy Way. 6BR, 3BA,
2500 sq. ft. on 1 Acre.
A/C. C2 Zoning. Great
for business too! $800
mo. 239-588-0162

Large 3BR/2BA home
for rent in good neigh-
borhood. (863)673-9133

LARGE 4 bd, 2 bath
home in LaBelle city
limits. $900/mo + 1
mo sec. 863-673-0066

LEHIGH ACRES 3br,
2ba, 2 car garage,
$74,900 or best offer
Call (239)860-8582

PORT LABELLE New
section, brand new 3br,
2ba, 2 car garage
home, near schools,
3069 NE Beechwood
Circle, $850/mo + dep.
(863)674-0281

Port Labelle 3br/2ba,
wood floor, granite
countertops, $725 mo.
(239)825-5186

Port LaBelle 3BR, 1BA,
Fam Rm. C/A, Tile, New
paint. $700 mo + sec.
& ref (863)202-0753

PORT LABELLE 3br 2ba
No Pets, Non-smok env.
$725/mo. Margaret
Barber Real Estate.
(863)675-5968


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LABELLE 3BR, 1BA,
A/C, Oak trees,
$150/wk, $200 dep.
Call (863)673-5704

LABELLE 4BR, 2BA,
A/C, Oak trees,
$175/wk, $200 dep.
Call (863)673-5704

LABELLE SPECIAL!
3 mi S of over Dbl. wide.
3br/2ba.l.5 acres.
$875 mo. + $875 dep.
(305)872-4042 or
(239)368-9438

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MH 3BR/2BA, 25'
screened lanai, 28'
screened in ground pool,
incl. pool maint., $725
mo. (863)675-0104

MOBILE HOMES, 2BR.
Good condition, A/C.
$500-$600 mo.
(863)675-2474



LABELLE 3br, 2ba, like
new on large improved
lot. Owner financing with
10% down,
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Cobia 16' fiberglass
boat w/trailer, canopy &
depth finder
$2700 863-612-1119




YAMAHA RHINO '09 -
450 4x4, Red, New Zero
miles, $7500
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Chevy van '89, V6, long
body 3/4T. mech very
good cond. some rust.
$1400 863-675-3726


NOTICE OF MEETING LOCATION CHANGE
THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS OF HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA, WILL BE HELD
AT 5:00 P.M., OCTOBER 13, 2009, ATTHE PIONEER COMMUNITY
CENTER, 910 PANAMA AVENUE, CLEWISTON, FLORIDA.
f a person derde to appeal a decision made by the Hend County
Commleon with respect to any matter considered at such meeting or
hear ll nd a or of the pedng, and t f
purple, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim reord o the pro-
cedngs i made, which reord includes the testimony and evden upon
which the appeal is to be based.
Board of County Comm oners
of Hendry Coun, Flonda
Janet ay, Chair
334645 CB/CN 10/1/09




NOTICE OF PUBIC MEETING
HENRY COUNTY PUBLIC SAFETYCOORDINATING COUNCIL
Notice is heeby gen that the Hendr County Pubic Safety Cood ing
Cun w hod a meeting on Frida October 9, 2009, at 10 00 A at
the Hendry County taf C Conferee Room, st Foor, 165 Lee Street,
Room A-118 LaBelle, Flonda The meeng is open to the pubic The
meeting site is acesible by the disabl ed
If a peon decides toL appeal any decision made with respect to any
matter nsdered at this meeting, he/she wll need a cord of the pro-
eedigs, and that, for such purpose, he/he may need to ensure that a
verbatim record of the proceedngs is made, which reord includes the tes
tlmony and idence upon which the appeal is to be based
Board of County Commissors
of Hendry County, Florida
334734 CB/CN 10/1/09






RFP NUMBER: 2009-41
OPENING DATE AND TIME: anU ry 15, 2010 at 2:00 p.m.
Hendr CounO is eg firms interested in pvdng property & salty
insurance for the Hendry County Board of County Commsoners rms
properlady restored in e Sate of Flonda are enourged to submit their
proposl for colsderaton. All submittals (see Section IV, Submison Re
qurements) reeied in repon to this RFP will be reviewed by a county
Evaluaton Commttee In order to be considered, submittal mut be re
calved by the Board of County Comm. loners at the C.E, Hall Bulding
(Clerks Office) n the Hendry County Couthoue Complex 25 E H1ckpoh-
o Avenue, LaBee, Fonda by January 15, 2010 at 2 p m, at which
time all response to this request will be recorded in the presence of one or
more wmes. Any prposa elved after the above noted time and
date wll not be opened or considered

Henry Count Puhang epartmen lated at 1615 S Lee St LaBelle
Flonda (for pick up) P Office Box 240, LaBelle, Florida 3975 makingg
address), or by calling (863) 675 5220 or (863) 983 1585
This ltaton does not commit Hendry Coun lto award ay contorts, to
pay any costs inued in the preparation of a response to this RFP, or to
contract for any erces The County ese the night to eet any or al
submittals received as a resu of this s on, orto incel n part or in
its entirety this RFP, if it is in the best interest of the County to do
Henry County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug/Smoke Free
Work Place
Janet B Taylor, Chairwman
Boasd of County Commi loners
334005 CBICN 9/24;10/1,8,15/09

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Office Bldg, Shop
and Parking
(Out of City Limits)
Phone: 863-675-2648

PRICE REDUCED! 1
Unit Avail. @ $400 mo.
ea. Ist & sec. dep. 1 mi
N of bridge on Hwy 29,
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IMMOKALEE house
for sale, 4BR/2BA,
$109,900 or best offer
Call 239-986-9395

PALM HARBOR
Foreclosures, Dealer
Repo's and short sales.
Never lived in! 4/2
Financing Avail, up to
$94k off. 800-622-2832
ext 210 Mr. Lyons

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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 for RV,
Mobile or Primary Home.
Owner Financing $2,000
Down. 863-675-1107
Se Habla Espanol

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TWO V2 ACRES LOTS
$7,500 each or best of-
fer Okay for mobile
home. South of LaBelle
on E Rd. (239)560-4117


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REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS FOR
AIRPORT DEVELOPMENT AND OTHER PROFESSIONAL
ENGINEERING SERVICES IN HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
RF. No. 2009-39
OPENING DATE: Otober 15, 2009, at 2:00 p.m.
Hendy County is ekng engineeng g firms ntereted in providg pro
eoal ces n onctlon wth the Arpot Delopment and he
Pr onal Engeerng Serces whh my Inude but not be Ie m ,ted t
r cllng, ln degn, and construction phase erice for develop
met of he LaBte Airport, Arglades Airport, and other aviation and non
avation pject es elated to the airports withn the County a may b-
needed Indidualo and films pmoprly revered n the State of Flond
are encouraged to bmlt other quacatns for consideration All submit
al (ee Saction IV Submiions Requirements) reed in response t
his RFQ wl be rewed by a County E auabon Cmmittee n order
be conded, subm s must be 0 ed by the Brd of County Com
miIone, at the C E Hall Buding (Clerk's Office) in the Hendry Coun
Courthou Complex, 25 E Hikpohe Avenue, LaBelle Flonda by 2 0(
pm. October 15, 2009 at which tme all respond to this quest will b,
recorded n the presence of one or morn witness
A cpy of the nsttons and RFQ Documents can be obtained frm th
enry Cou Purchai Ofice located at 165 S Le Strt LaBele F
for pick up) Pot Ofi Bo 234 LaBelle, FL 3397(malng addre) o
by calg 863) 675-5i20 Intructions and RFQ document wll b0
ema led upon request, howeer, Hendry County will not guarantee the ac
cure or completeness of documents sent via emo
The slctation does not ommit Hendry County to award any ontacts
to pay any "osts incurred in the preparation of a respone to this RF, o
tocontractforanyselve TheCountyreev the night to ecta oN
all submittals received as a result of this so htaton, or to anl in part o
in its entrety this RFQ, if it is in the best interest of the County t do so
Hendry County is an Equal Opportuny Employer and actvely seeks
Mnority and Didvantaged Busne Enterpnse participation
Board of County Commssioner
Janet B Taylor, Cha-omar
33345 CB/CN 9/17,24,10/1,8/09


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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING TO CONSIDER
PROPOSED AMENDMENTSTO THE HENRY COUNTY
LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE
Notice is herby given that he," :lie Loal Planning Ageency (LPA) of Henda
County wll hold a pubc hang on October 14, 2009, at 6:00 pm. a
the Hendry County Courthoue, Cotmmn C chamber, 25 E Hcpo e
Ave, La Belle, Florida, to ds pro d changes to the Hendr, Count
Land Delopment Code, The LPA will deaternine if the changes are con
slstent with the Hendry County Comprehensve Plan and will reew thi
changes for consteny wth the Hendry Count Land Deelopment Code
The ecmmendatons of the LPA ll be made to the ead of Count,
Commissioners (BCC) for inal consderatlon at a public hearing This hear
g wll be held on Otober 27, 2009 at 5:05 p.m. at the Hend
Couy outhoue Commin Chambers, 25 E, Hckphe Ave, Li

Copies of the fil and information reading the petition are available fo
pubc speton at the Hendry County Plannng and Zonng Department
15 South Lee S t, Laelle, Floda, and may be viewed Monday through
Friday from 8 00 am to500pm
ll person wishng to be hard on ths sue may appear at aid meeting
f a person dede to appeal any decision made by the board, agency, o
ommission with rspe to any matter nsdered at such meeting o
hearing, he or she N 1 need a record of the preedgs, and that. for sui,
purpose, he or she may need to ensure that a verbatim cord of the pro
ceedngs is made, which record i tlud the testimony and evidence upor
which the appeal is to be based
Applicant: Hendr CountyBoardof CountyCommt owners
Odina-eTitle:AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS OF HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA, AMENDING
THE HENRY COUNTY CODE OF ORDINANCES, MORE SPECFICAL
LY, SECTION 1-50-10.1, NOTICE BY MAIL; SECTION 1-51-2.3, RE
ASSIGNMENT OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES, SECO
1-51-5, PROCEDURE FOR VARIANCES; SECTION 1-51-6, PROCE
DURES FOR SPECIAL EXCEPTIONS; SECTION 1-51-6.2 REVIVE
OF APPLICATION; SECTION 1-51-6.4, TERMINATION AND/OR EX
PIRATION OF SPECIAL EXCEPTIONS; SECTION 1-53-2.1, ESTAB
LISHMENT OF DISTRICTS; TABLE 53-1, TABLE OF USI
REGULATIONS; SECTION 1-53-2.2, LAND USE CLASSIFICATIONS
TABLE 53-2, TABLE OF DIMENSIONAL AND DENSITY REGULAR
TONS; SECTION 1-53-5.2, PUD DEVELOPMENT APPPLICATIO
PROCEDURES; SECTION 1-53-5.3, PUD APPROVAL PROCEDURES
SECTION 1-53-5.4, GENERAL STANDARDS FOR PUD DEVELOP
MENTS; SECTION 1-53-5.4[B] TERMINATION AND/OR EXPIRE
TION OF PLANNED UNIT DEVELOPMENTS; SECTION 1-53-6.0
CHURCHES; ARTICLE III BUFFERING REQUIREMENTS; SECTION
1-54-48, GENERAL PROVISIONS; SECTION 1-58-56, APPLI
CABILIT;I SECTION 1-58-58, SUBMITTAL REQUIREMENTS; SEC
TION 1-58-59, SITE IMPROVEMENT PLAN REVIEW; SECTION
1-58-60, APPROVED SIE DEVELOPMENT PLANS; SECTION
1-58-122, PERMITS REQUIRED FOR CONSTRUCTION; PROVIDING
FOR SEVERARILTY, PROVIDING FOR CODIFICATION, INCLUSION
IN CODE, AND SCRIVENER'S ERRORS; AND PROVIDING AN EF
FECTIVE DATE.
Oell Hoard, Chair Janet B Taylor, Chairoman
Hendry County Lal Planng Agenc Hendr County Board of Cunt
334521 CB/CN 10/1/09


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REQUEST FOR BIDS
SUPPLY VARIOUS LOCAL ROAD MATERIALS TO HENDRY COUNTY
BID NUMBER: 2009-34
OPENING DATE AND TIME: October 7,209 at 2:0 p.m.
sealed Bids wll be reed by the Board of County Comminer of
Hend Coty, Flona 'Supply ros Loa Road Matenals to Hendry
county'" n o on ,bd muo t reved by te Bad of
countyy CommlosnOrs at the C E Hal Buldng (Clerk's Offie) in the Hend-
y oCoc ourthoue Complex, 25 E Hickp ee Avenue, LaBele, F by
October 7, 2009 at 200 p.m., at which time all repones to this request
i b ttbe rded n the p de of one or a more W a on
I copy of the Instruction and Bid Documents can be obtained from the
en County Puhann Department Eted at 165 SLee Street La-
elle, Flon pick up). Pt ffie Box 2340, Laelle, FL 33975(mal-
ng address) or by allng (863) 675 5220 or (863) 983 585
his soicitation does not mmlt Hendry County to award any contacts, to
ay any cost injured in the reparation of a responto this Bid, or
.ubmlbals rceed as a rult of this soicitation or to ance in part or
ts entrety this Bid, if is in the best interest of the County to do o
entry County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug/Smoke Fre
Work Place
anet B aor, Chaoman
board of County Commsone
33400 CBi/CN9/24;i I n/09

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PORT BELLE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT
All meetings are held at the office of the District located at 3293 Dell-
wood Terrace, Port LaBelle, FL For norrmaon call 863-675-5770

October 2009 tee 3, 2010
The November meeting wll be held on
November 19th, 2009 at 6 00 PM
Meetings to be held the tI urdy of each month
for the following months
January 28th, 2010 at 600 PM
March 25th, 2010 at 6:00 PM.
May 27th 201 6 0 PM
Juy 22nd, 2010 at 6 00 PM
The Budget process e rees three adverted meeng which would
be held n une and September for a total of ght meetings per
year
Scott Wegsched
Chairman
334524 CB/CN 10/1/09
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RZ09-10O01
Mr clx Grana, represented by I IL Bnntt, PL, PL S
AN ORDINANCES OF IHE BOARD OF COUN'IY COMMISSIONERS
Or i IENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA, GRANTING A ZONING DISTRICT BOUNDARY CI IANGE
FROM RESIDENTIAL/RURAL DEVELOPMENT (RR) AND CONVENIENCE COMMERCIAL
(C-l) 10 THE pLANNED UNII DEEELOIMENN I (PUD) ZONING DISTIIICI 10 ALLOW
AGRICULTURE AND COMMERCIAL USES ON 5 0 ACRES +/-, PROVIDING FOR CONFLICT,
SEERABILIT, SCRIVENER'S ERRORS, AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE
1255 Tampa Ave, Ploneer Planaton. CIclston. FL


Janet B Taylor, Chairoman
Hcndr County Boad
ofCounty Comussloners


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alcohol, tobacco and minors?


The Florida Division of Alcoholic Bever-
ages and Tobacco (ABT) is responsible for
ensuring compliance by alcohol and tobac-
co manufacturers, distributors, and retailers.
There are three Bureaus in which the public
may come in contact with the Division:
1. Licensing -The Bureau of Licensing
issues all alcoholic beverage licenses, ciga
rette licenses, and tobacco permits in the
state of Florida.
2. Auditing The Bureau of Auditing au-
dits and collects all taxes required to be paid
on alcohol, cigarettes, and other tobacco
products in the state of Florida. This includes
audit and collection of surcharge for alcohol
served for consumption on premises.
3. Enforcement The Bureau of Enforce-
ment conducts criminal investigations pur-
suant to beverage and cigarette laws. This
includes investigations concerning sales to
underage persons, fraudulent identification,
gambling, and narcotics.
(1) It is unlawful to sell, deliver, barter,
furnish, or give, directly or indirectly, to any
person who is under 18 years of age, any to-
bacco product.
(2) Any person who violates subsection
(1) commits a misdemeanor of the second
degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082
or s. 775.083. However, any person who vio-
lates subsection (1) for a second or subse-
quent time within 1 year of the first violation
commits a misdemeanor of the first degree,
punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s.
775.083.
Criminal Side:
Committing a misdemeanor is punish-
able by taking the person to jail. Normally
the Division of Alcoholic Beverages and


Tobacco (ABT) does not take the person to
jail, but rather issues the person a notice to
appear. This gives them a court date which
they have to follow up with. A misdemeanor
usually entails a little jail time and a fine, but
most of the time those caught selling plead
out and get a reduced sentence.
Business Side:
When a store is caught selling to an un-
derage kid, they receive a warning called
an official notice. The Division of Alcoholic
Beverages and Tobacco (ABT) have to get
three consecutive, positive buys from the
same store in order to file an administrative
case against the beverage license. The pen-
alty guidelines for an administrative case for
a business are a $500.00 fine and 5 day sus-
pension of the license. If a positive first buy
is obtained and ABT goes back out and the
business refuses the sale the second time,
the case is closed and the process starts all
over.
From January-August 2009, the Division
of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco (ABT)
have conducted approximately 71 tobacco
investigations in Hendry and Glades coun-
ties. Fourteen of these checks were a result
of a complaint and the remaining 57 were
random. Of these investigations there were
fourteen positive sales to minors.
For more information or to report unlaw-
ful sales to minors please contact:
ABT Law Enforcement District Office-Fort
Myers 239-278-7337


I'll Be Back Before Midnight
Comedy/Thriller
by Peter Colley
Following her nervous breakdown, Jan
and her husband Greg, vacation in the coun-
try to complete her recovery. Very soon un-
explained things begin to happen!
Oct. 23, 24, 25, 30, 31 & Nov. 1. Show
Times 7 p.m, Fri/Sat; 2 p.m. Sun. $12 w/res-
ervation; $14 at door. The Firehouse Cultural
Center, 241 N. Bridge St., LaBelle, 863-675
3066.

A Christmas Carol
The Classic Christmas play filled with
wonderful children and characters!
Dec. 11, 12,13,18, 19 & 20. Show Times 7
p.m., Fri/Sat; 2 p.m. Sun. $12 w/reservation;
$14 at door. The Firehouse Cultural Center,
241 N. Bridge St., LaBelle, 863-675-3066.

Break A Leg
by Bob Cramer
Come see what happens when a "sea-
soned" Hollywood star gets stranded in a
small town. Bob Cramer is a local playwright


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Charley's Aunt
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See two young Oxford men, intent on
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friend, Lord Fancourt Babberly, off as their
chaperon, Charley's Aunt!
Feb. 26, 27, 28, Mar. 5, 6, 7. Show Times 7
p.m, Fri/Sat; 2 p.m. Sun. $12 w/reservation;
$14 at door. The Firehouse Cultural Center,
241 N. Bridge St., LaBelle, 863-675-3066.

Star Spangled Girl
by Neil Simon
When two roommates meet the all
American girl next door, mayhem follows
the threesome throughout the play! Apr. 2,
3, 4, 9, 10, 11. Show Times 7 p.m., Fri/Sat;
2 p.m. Sun. $12 w/reservation; $14 at door.
The Firehouse Cultural Center, 241 N. Bridge
St., LaBelle. 863-675-3066.


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