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Vol. 87 No. 40 Thursday, October 15, 2009

At a Glance Learning curve: Homeless for a weekend

Free HIV testing set
Today, Hendry County Health
Department (1140 Pratt Boule
vard, LaBelle, and 1100 Olympia,
Clewiston) and Glades County
Health Department (956 Hwy.
27 SW, Moore Haven) are offer-
ing free HIV testing for anyone
on Thursday Oct. 15, for National
Latino HIV/AIDS Awareness Day.
Stop HIV and prevent AIDS.
Library, Lucy's Angels
vs. breast cancer
Through the month of Octo-
ber, Barron Library is promoting
Lucy's Angels and their great work
against Breast Cancer in this area.
On the 27th of October the library
will host a Dessert Auction to raise
funds. The event will be at 6 p.m,
at the library. The library will also
be selling Breast Cancer Aware-
ness Keepsakes during October.
Lucy's Angels is a local not-
for-profit group dedicated to rais-
ing awareness and providing free
mammograms to qualified wom-
en in Hendry and Glades County.
All funds donated to Lucy's Angels
is used locally. For more informa-
tion about the organization, call
Call Barron Library at 863-
675-0833 if you wish to donate a
dessert. All desserts should be de-
livered to the library by 1 p.m. on
Tuesday, Oct. 27.
See Page 4 for information about
how to contact the newspaper

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Girl Scouts from Troop 566 used donations to buy food for the homeless.

Weather doesn't deter Scouts
Girl Scout Troop 566 had an drive on the store marquis and .,, i 1 i,. H .... .
awesome time being homeless allowing us to ask customers for 11 'ir.. I ,... ... ,, .... ., I
last weekend. From Friday, Octo- donations for the homeless. The to Mr. Steve Worley and Mr. Kirk
ber 9, until Sunday, October 11, U-Save customers and employ- Jameson for allowing us the use
they camped in cardboard boxes ees were very generous. Special of their restroom. And a final note
in Veterans Memorial Park by the thanks go to the night shift road See Sc s
U-Save parking lot and collectedee courts -
supplies for the homeless.
The Girl Scouts gathered a
trailer full of canned food, blan-
kets, clothing and hygiene prod-
ucts, which they donated to local
agencies that assist the home- -
Troop 566 had fun last week-
end, but they also realized how
tough it is to be homeless. They
survived off of cold canned food. ,
Their cardboard houses fell apart rO- I"'
from the rain and the second .
the stars. Their sacrifice was all I f ""
for a good cause '
The troop would like to thank Submitted photo
Mr. David Childs, the manager of Girl Scout Troop 566 camped out to understand the home-
U-Save for promoting our supply less

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by Patty Brant
Caloosa Belle
The last order of business for
the city commissioners at their Oct.
8 meeting could be one of their
most important for some time. The
board voted to look for a lobbyist
to represent LaBelle in Tallahassee,
The lobbyist would pave the way
for the city any time it seeks fund-
ing for specific projects like the new
water plant. Commissioner Dave
Lyons agreed that this point person
would set up appointments, and
generally get LaBelle projects "in
the door" for the board.
The position is only for one year,
but Mayor Paul Puletti noted that
it could continue for two or three
years. The board built a $45,000
salary into the new budget
The commissioners voted to
seek Requests For Proposals to fill
a lobbyist position. Mayor Puletti
said he believes hiring a lobbyist
could be "money well spent."
Commissioner Lyons moved to
approve a lobbyist position. It was
seconded by Commissioner Bob
Miller and passed, 5-0.
Veterans Park
Joseph A. Beavers, Jr. of U-Save
appeared before the city commis-
sioners Oct. 8 to help straighten
out what he called "miscommu
nications" with regard to the city's
new Veterans Park. He said these
miscommunications and unclear
border lines got U-Save and the
City of LaBelle off to a bad start
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Chamber board members
LaBelle Chamber of Commerce installed board members at its annual banquet Monday, Oct. 5. Pictu
directors Kevin Nelson, Randy Daniels, Bobbie Spratt, Andy Higginbotham, Peggy Hampton, Nancy
newly elected member Paul Puletti. Tuesday Tritt was the outgoing director.

hired from left: veteran
Hendrickson and the

Continued From Page 1

when the city requested permission to use
a small strip of land on the north side of
the park owned by U-Save. The issue had
escalated to a cease and desist order from
U-Save and a threat of seeking eminent
domain proceedings by the city. Mr. Bea-
vers said the strip would cost the city about
$99,000 a sum he said U-Save would rather
the city not have to spend. He said U-Save
has always tried to be a good neighbor and
offered the city a perpetual easement for the
Mayor Puletti agreed that U-Save has in
deed always been a good corporate neigh-
bor and felt the easement would be a per-
fect solution.
Over the next 90 days, staff will iron out
details of the plan.

Special magistrate
Neale Montgomery, attorney with Paves
law firm, was approved by the board as its
first special magistrate. She will be dealing
with code enforcement issues in a quasi-
judicial role.

Passive recreation park
Margaret England appeared seeking in-
formation on the 176-acre park on the north
side of the river. She wanted to know how
the city's plans for security have progressed;
is it possible for volunteers to begin work on
the property like exotic plant removal; and
does the city consider the Department of
Forestry a partner in park development.
Mayor Puletti told her that the city has
agreed to maintain the gate as part of its
security plans and will keep it where it is.
Hendry County and Glades County sheriff's
offices are to collaborate on patrolling. The
park will close at 6 p.m.
He also said that only South Florida Wa-

ter Management may do any work on the
property at this time, others may work on
the easement only He added that the city
plans to use Forestry and SFWMD resources
to develop the park.

Affordable housing
Engineer LarryBennett received the city's
approval to reroute an easement behind the
old Fussell building that used to service the
Vermont Owens Stadium. The rerouting will
accommodate Pollywog Creek Commons,
an affordable family housing complex.
Representative said they expect to break
ground on the project about Dec. 1 with a
10-12 month construction period. The first
two phases will provide two buildings with
a total of 62 apartments. A third phase may
be dedicated to housing for senior citizens.
The city will be responsible for fixing
Jaycee-Lions Drive. The mayor said he will
seek assistance from the school board,

which uses that road for school traffic.

Water plant
Applied Technology and Management
Grant Misterly told the board that stimulus
money is being used to upgrade the existing
water plant. Currently they are modifying
the drawings now. The city will be accept-
ing bids on a nanofilter system. A contract
for the job should be ready for a vote at the
November meeting, with construction be
ginning at the end of the year.
They are continuing to seek federal fund-
ing for the new water treatment plant. The
pilot site has been running for one month.
Water quality data comes in to the manufac-
turer so the specific design for the final plant
can be developed.
Mr. Misterly showed a sample of the
raw water from the pilot site and said it is
slightly yellow with a sulphur smell, but is
very clear.

No commodities
There will be no food bank commodity
distribution in LaBelle this week, Oct. 15.

Please recycle
Additional public recycling contain-
ers have been placed on Cemetery Rd. for
newspaper, aluminum/steel cans, plastic,
cardboard and glass items. Please rinse con-
tainers before recycling. Call 675-5252 with

October 15, 2009

C continued From Page 1
B A of thanks to Mr. Mike Boyle and the City of
LaBelle for allowing us to camp in the park.
It was the perfect location for this project.
All these individuals and everyone who
donated the many cans of food, blankets,
clothing and toiletry items made this service
project a huge success. Thank you all for
helping the girl scouts help the homeless.
Girl Scouting builds girls of Courage, Con-
fidence and Character who make the world
a better place. Girl Scouts of Gulfcoast Flori-
t. da, Inc. is chartered by Girl Scouts of the USA
S and nearly 11,000 girls in ten counties: Man-
atee, Hardee, Highlands, Sarasota, DeSoto,
i. Charlotte, Glades, Lee, Hendry, and Collier.
S For more information about the Girl Scouts
of Gulf Coast Florida visit

Calooa Belle/PattyrnCommunity Briefs

October 15, 2009

Woman killed on CR 835

A Clewiston woman was killed Oct. 4
on CR 835 about two miles north of Dool-
ey Road, after being struck by a 2005 Mack
semi. The incident occurred about 4:47
According to the Florida Highway Pa-
trol, the semi tractor was towing and
empty flatbed trailer northbound on CR
835. The driver, Miguel Cruz, 58 of Naples,
was approaching what he believed to be a
dead animal lying on the inside portion of
the northbound lane.

At the last moment, he realized that it
was a person, lying shirtless and motion-
less on the roadway and attempted to steer
away. However, the vehicle's rear tires and
trailer struck the victim.
Mr. Cruz stopped the vehicle north of
the area of collision.
Thirty-seven-year-old Katina M. Avila
was pronounced dead by Hendry County
EMS at 4:55 a.m. FHP is continuing the in-

Community Calendar

Tobacco, drug-free meetings
Tobacco-Free Partnership, Tuesday, Oct.
20, at 4:30 p.m. Drug Free Hendry Coalition
meeting Tuesday, Oct. 20, 5 p.m. at Carlson
Methodist Church, 310 Campbell Street. For
information contact: Valarie James 674-4041
ext 128 or Jeni Dyess 674-4041 ext 143.

OCA plans potluck
The Ortona Community Association will
hold its first membership meeting of the
season with a potluck dinner Oct. 28. 6 p.m.
Bring a covered dish or a dessert to share. A
meat entree and beverages will be furnished.
A short program will follow. Meetings are
held at the Ortona Firehouse/Library on Cof-
fee Mill Hammock Rd. (Highway 78A).

VFW plans activities
VFW 10100 will have a bake sale Satur-
day, Oct. 17, 7:30 a.m. Proceeds go to Lucy's
Angels for breast cancer care. Also that day,
look for the auxiliary's yard sale at 7:30 a.m.

MCA to meet
Muse Community Association's monthly
meeting will be Thursday, Oct. 15. The as-
sociation meets the third Thursday of ev-
ery month. All residents are encouraged
to attend and bring a friend. Refreshments
served. The meeting begin at 7 p.m.

Help Lucy's Angels
Saturday, Oct. 17, the VFW Ladies Auxil-
iary 10100, SR 29S by the rodeo grounds, will
host a bake sale from 7:30 a.m. till sold out.
Proceeds will go to Lucy's Angels for breast
care and remain in Hendry and Glades coun-
ties to help with mammograms.

MCA to hold pot luck
The Muse Community Association's next
regular meeting will be Oct. 15 at 7 p.m.

Humane society gala
The Third Annual Caloosa Humane So-
ciety Gala will be Saturday, Oct. 17, 6-9:30
p.m. at the Captain Hendry House. Silent
auction 6-8 p.m. Casual/formal attire. Menu:
rotisserie chicken, roast pork, green beans,
roast small red potatoes, dessert, tea or cof-
fee all for $25 per ticket. Purchase your ticket
at the Caloosa Humane Society, 1200 Pratt
Blvd. Call 675-0997.

Class of 1989 20th Reunion
Friday, Oct. 23 Homecoming Football
Game; Saturday, Oct. 24 Family BBQ at
Franklin Locks; Multi Class Reunion Party
with Dinner and DJ (80s music and Kara-
oke) at Olivia's, Port LaBelle Inn. Sunday,
Oct. 25 Brunch at Olivia's. For more infor-
mation: Email LHS1989cowboys@yahoo.
com or contact Jeni Davidson Dyess at 863-

Give a memory for Christmas
Derek's Detailing is hoping to give back to
the community this Christmas. Please bring
an unwrapped gift or $10 to the shop at 283
S. Bridge St., any Sunday from 10 am.-3 p.m.
Toys collected will be delivered to local kids
in need on Christmas.

Car Club plans Cruise In
The South Central Florida Car Club will
hold its monthly Cruise -In on Oct. 21, from
6-8 p.m. at the Popeye's on SR 80. All car
owners and enthusiasts are welcome. Come
on out and see current projects under con
struction, visit and chat with fellow car buffs.
See what plans we have for the up coming
Cruise In season.

Moose to host Halloween Party
The Women of the Moose will host their
Annual Children's Halloween Party from 2-4
p.m. on Oct. 31. Costumes welcome, bob-
bing for apples, roasting hot dogs and treats.
The lodge is located on Jaycee Lyons Drive.
The public is welcome.

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Se Habla Espahol, Walk-Ins Welcome

Arrest reports

Kevin Bradley Ward, 34, was arrested
Oct. 11 and charged with larceny theft is be-
tween $300 $5,000. K. Herrera was arresting
Raul Garcia Torres, 41, was arrested
Oct. 6 and charged with non-moving traffic
violation failure to register a motor vehicle,
non-moving traffic violation attaching a reg-
istration or license plate not assigned; non-
moving traffic violation operating a motor
vehicle without a valid license; and aggra-
vated stalking after a court order. L. Brooks
was arresting officer.
Mark A. Swietert, 18, was arrested Oct. 5
and charged with possession of a weapon
- short barrel gun, rifle, machine gun and
dealing in stolen property. J. Smith was ar-
resting officer.

Haslett Corntius Ayala, 19, was arrested
Oct. 11 and charged with vehicle theft grand
third degree, fleeing/eluding a law enforce-
ment officer using lights and siren and oper-
ating a motor vehicle without a valid license.
J. Hunt was arresting officer.
John Dwayne Swindle Jr., 34, was arrest-
ed Oct. 11 and charged with traffic offense
DUI alcohol or drugs third violation in ten
years. J. Smith was arresting officer.
Sixto Hernandez, 56, was arrested Oct. 9
and charged with aggravated battery with a
deadly weapon. CPD T. Gonzalez was arrest-
ing officer.
Eric Austin Erickson, 37, was arrested
Oct. 11 and charged with battery felony re-
sulting from bodily harm or disability. CPD T.
Gonzalez was arresting officer.
Arthur Lee Baker, 56, was arrested Oct. 8
and charged with aggravated battery caus-
ing bodily harm or disability and trespass
structure or conveyance. C. Green was ar-
resting officer.
Carlo Steven Flores, 18, was arrested Oct.
6 and charged with battery touch/strike and
aggravated battery on a public or private
educational employee. J. Olvera was arrest-
ing officer.
Gennell Roberts, 29, was arrested Oct.
6 and charged with a traffic offense DUI al
cohol or drugs, non-moving traffic violation
driving with a suspended license habitual
offender, possession barbiturates with intent
to sell, manufacture, etc. schedule I, II and III
or IV; possession of a controlled substance

without a prescription. J. Garrett was arrest
ing officer.
Steven J. Walker, 23, was arrested Oct. 7
and charged with obtaining material pos-
session of photographs of sexual perfor-
mance by a child. CPD Sgt. J. Spence was
arresting officer.
Ricky Raydale Atkins III, 18, was arrested
Oct. 7 and charged with armed burglary and
grand theft. SPD R Serrano was arresting of
Arturo Lazaro Smith, 19, was arrested
Oct 6 and charged with burglary of an unoc-
cupied dwelling, larceny theft $300-$5,000,
burglary of a structure/conveyance armed,
larceny grand $5,000-$10,000 and larceny
grand theft with a firearm. CPD Sgt. Pelham
was arresting officer.


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A big thanks to our
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In the kitchen Billy, Seth,
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Taking care of business -
Glenn, Cathy
and Honest John

Congratulations to the new
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Caloosa Belle

Important questions for your life

Public Forum

I've tried and tried; I'm tired
I might as well go public with this as it
has been publicized everywhere in Hendry
County. I'm the guardian of a young man
that, for some reason everyone treats him
as not human. When the allegations were
just a complaint, and no charges had been
filed, the Hendry County school stated they
did not want him at the school. He is a very
smart young man. He is in the 11 th grade
and makes good grades. But I guess I'm just
crazy enough to believe that he would not
be victimized or stereotyped as the average
everyday convicted felon (aka young black
man). He's not an angel, he makes mis
takes, he's not perfect, but he is human and
he's somebody's child.
I've been led to believe that everyone is
responsible to raise their own children. But I
choose to believe that we all could be help-
ful to each other and not just who we want
to help. I've seen young men and young la
dies with available mothers and fathers get
more help than those who have no fathers
and perhaps never will. If someone says
why speak out now, I would answer by say
ing, "I've been trying for years to not only
get help for him, but other young males who
may encounter some of the same circum-
stances that he is going through. This young
man's life has practically been ruined.
I'm not throwing a "pity party" or any-
thing like that, I'm just out of ways of trying
to get the "Help our young men" message
out. So, I'm just putting it out there and to
possibly ask what if it were your child, friend
or relative and I'm sure you or someone
you know have encountered similar occur-
rences. Some people choose to be secretive,
ignore the situation or consider it status quo.
I do not want to be of the mind set as just
listed above. A winner never quits, right?
I would just like to say, look out for your
"young men" as well as "young ladies." They
too need help in growing up. And by chance
if you don't see eye-to-eye with or dislike
the parent/guardian don't take it out on the
child. If possible, find away if you can to try
and help the child. This is not about us, it's
about doing what's right! I'm not sure what
the outcome will be in this case, but I've
always taught this young man to pray, hold
your head up, respect all adults (even if they
don't like you). I've always taught him to do
what's right. Again, I'm just crazy enough to
believe that right will always prevail!
Names are not important, People are!

By Les Morgan, pastor
Caloosa Baptist Church, LaBelle
A friend once asked Isidor I. Rabi, a Nobel
prize winner in science,
how he became a sci
dentist. Rabi replied that
every day after school
his mother would talk
to him about his school
She wasn't so much
interested in what he
had learned that day,
but she always in
quired, "Did you ask a Les Morgan
good question today?"
"Asking good questions," Rabi said,
"made me become a scientist."
Considering the recent list recipients of
the Nobel Peace Prize you may not have
many aspirations to be associated with that
However, it is a worthwhile idea to inter
face with questions that stimulate thinking,
and conversation with others.
I have been thinking through several
questions lately. The dialogue has been
worthwhile and lead to interaction which
would not have occurred had the questions
not been talked through.
Below is a list of questions that you
would benefit from discussing with a friend,
your spouse, or some people you converse
with openly.
Working through these questions would
be a good conversation starter at the dinner
table with your family. Enjoy the conversa-
tion and get ready to learn!
1. If you didn't have to worry about mak-
ing a living what would you most like to do
for the rest of your life?
2. What is your earliest memory?
3. If you could live in any other time, past,
present, future, what would it be and why?
4. What motivates you most to go to
work each day: money or personal satisfac-
tion? If money were not an issue, would you
still keep your job?
5. If you knew that tomorrow would be
the last full day of your life, how would you
spend the day?
6. What is your most important goal in
life right now? Will your life change in some
way if that goal is reached? If so, how?
7. If the people who know you best were

asked, would they say you tend to be mostly
predictable or unpredictable? Why? Which
of these traits do you most value in a friend?
Do you tend to follow a set routine or do you
often do the same things differently?
8. What social situations tend to make
you most flustered and nervous? Why?
9. For $10,000 would you be willing to
stand up spontaneously and sing The Star
Spangled Banner at the top of your lungs in
the middle of a church service?
10. What are three things you would like
to accomplish in the next year?
11. If you were to move to a poor, primi-
tive country, what three things would you
most miss from your current life?
12. What is the biggest lie you've ever
told? Why? What were the consequences,
if any?
13. What three things do you believe
without any doubts?
14. What is one of the books (other than
the Bible) that has had the greatest influence
on your life? Why?
15. If God would grant you any one re-
quest, what would it be?
16. "Activity that does not result in prog-
ress toward a goal is a waste of time." Do
you agree? Is it ever OK to waste time?
17. What would you say are your 5 great-
est strengths? Weaknesses?
18. Under what circumstances do you
feel most lonely? Least lonely? Why?
19. What do you look forward to most
about growing old? Least?
20. What traits do you think are most im-
portant to instill in your children? Why?
21. If you could relive any part of your life,
what would it be and why?
22. Have either of your parents either told
you they were sorry or asked your forgive-
ness for something? How did it make you
23. What is the most difficult choice
you've had to make in your life up to this
point? Why? What factors helped you make
the choice?
24. Do you believe God has only one per
fect mate for everyone?
25. A football coach once said, "We learn
almost nothing in victory, but we learn much
in defeat." Do you agree or disagree. In your
life, have you learned most from failures or
26. What would you most like people

to remember you for after you die? What
would you like written on your tombstone?
27. What is the most dangerous thing
you'd like to try doing? What keeps you
from doing it?
28. What are the biggest questions you
have about your relationship with God?
29. What are the five things you are most
thankful for in your life right now?
30. Would you say that the focus of your
life right now is more on the development of
relationships or on the accomplishment of
goals and objectives?
What would you like to change about
this focus, if anything?
31. During WWII German theologian
Dietrich Bonhoeffer participated in a con-
spiracy to assassinate Hitler.
Although the conspiracy failed and he
was executed for making the effort, do you
think Bonhoeffer was right in his attempts
to kill Hitler?
If you had been Bonhoeffer, would you
have participated in this murder conspiracy?
Why or why not?
32. What was the greatest peer pressure
you felt as a teen? What is the greatest peer
pressure you feel as an adult? How are you
handling it?
33. As a child, when you got caught doing
something wrong, which of the following
were you most likely to do? Blame someone
else? Deny that you did it? Run and hide?
Take full responsibility and accept the con
sequences? What are you most likely to do
now as an adult?
34. Do you think people would be sur-
prised about your thought life? How often
would you be embarrassed if others knew
exactly what was on your mind?
Do you think your thought life is better or
worse than most of the people in your circle
of friends? Why?
Dr. Les Morgan is pastor of Caloosa
Baptist Church, located 200 yards behind
Flora & Ella's in LaBelle.

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Caloosa Belle

October 15, 2009

Ortona resident earns

intergenerational award

LHS Cheerleaders

Ortona's own Marie-Louise Kussmann
was honored Thursday as the winner in
Area Agency On Aging's Inter-Generational
Award in the Senior Individual Class for her
untiring efforts working with children and
other programs sponsored by Ortona Com-
munity Association. The event was held at
the Port Charlotte Civic Center. Marilyn Greg-

Marie- Louise Kussman was honored
with the Area Agency on Aging's Inter-
Genrational Award.

Thank You

LHS athletics
The LaBelle High School Athletic Depart
ment Yard Sale on Saturday, Oct. 3, was a
huge success. We were able to raise almost
$1,000 to help the Athletic programs at La-
Belle High School. A lot of people stopped
by and a lot of people left with some great
bargains. I would like to individually thank
everyone who made this such a success,

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ory, Director of A.A.A. commended Marie
for her work with children.
Ortona supporters celebrating with her
were Laona DeStefano, Travis Dowhen, Lou-
ise Harman, Joyce Schofield, Joyce Steger,
Donna Storter and Bob Way. Mrs. Kussman
was nominated by Commissioner Donna
Storter Long.
Ortona Community Association (OCA)
sponsors recreation programs for the chil-
dren in rural Ortona (Glades County), and
the Director is Marie-Louise Kussmann who
is 79 years young! During summer, the chil-
dren meet twice a week for crafts, educa-
tional programs, games, playground time,
and field trips. OCA also hosts parties for
the children at Easter, Halloween and Christ-
mas. Marie organizes, plans, budgets, or-
ders goods, shops (and can she s-t-r-e-t-c-h
a dollar!), supervises the young parent lead-
ers and helps with crafts and refreshments.
As an OCA Board member she is direct-
ly involved in fundraisers that provide the
means for the children's programs. For our
pancake breakfasts and spaghetti dinners,
Marie schedules volunteers, sells tickets,
serves as cashier and beverage server and
stays to help the clean-up crew! She is a
quite an unassuming individual who epito-
mizes community service.
Marie is a widow, has lived in Ortona
some 30 years, and also serves as librarian
assistant in the Ortona Library.

but the list is way too long. There was great
support for this activity from people who
donated the items, people who help move
the items to the sale and all of those people
who helped on the day of the sale. A special
thanks goes to all of the great people at the
Caloosa Belle who kindly kept the commu-
nity updated on this event.
As all of us who coach tell the athletes,
you are successful when the team works

Submitted photo
The LaBelle High School Varsity Cheerleaders help whip up enthusiasm for the

Submitted photo
The LaBelle High School JV Cheerleaders, a favorite at the games.

well together. We certainly had a great team
working well together to make this event
such a success. This is the third year Dave
Kelley and I have spearheaded this project.
I think this year's support was the best we
have ever had. We ended up with quite a
few items left over and some people were
unable to get their items to us prior to the
sale. We therefore decided to have one more
yard sale this year. So, if you are cleaning up

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6 Caloosa Belle October 15, 2009

Local Red Cross responds to seven fires

in first week of Fire Prevention Month

Now is the time for local residents to Three adults lived in the home. ing people recover after a fire happens.
take immediate action in preventing home Minor damage was sustained in The Red Cross encourages people to re
fires. Recently, the Greater Palm Beach Area house fire on Oct. 6, on N.W 29th Avenue, member two key fire safety steps to protect
Chapter of the American Red Cross has re Okeechobee. Two adults and two children their home and loved ones from fires: Get a
sponded to six major home fires within its lived in the home. smoke alarm, and have a fire escape plan.
service area. The organization has provided October is fire prevention month. Dur- Some alarms save lives. Sixty-five per-
each of the 22 adults and children affected ing the month of October, the Red Cross cent of home fire deaths happen in homes
by these fires with immediate emergency will spread the message that all individuals with no smoke alams or with smoke
assistance including shelter, food, clothing, should practice fire safety to avoid home th n o smoke alars or wt soke
smoke soap and comfort kits; all at no cost fires. A home fire can be destructive, costly, alarms that don't work. Make sure you have
to the victims, devastating and even deadly; and often oc a smoke alarm on every level of your home,
Assistance for families in local areas curs without warning. Home fires present inside bedrooms and outside sleeping areas.
because of fire that damaged or destroyed the biggest disaster threat to families across Test your smoke alarm once a month by
homes included: our nation. Locally, dedicated volunteer pushing the test button, and replace the bat-
Major damage to a home from a house members of the Greater Palm Beach Area teries at least once a year.
fire on Oct. 2 on Fifth Street in Palmdale. Chapter respond to house fires once every Fires can spread throughout your
One adult lived in the home. 30 hours, on average, home in minutes, so when every second
Home destroyed in fire on Oct. 3, at This month, individuals who serve on counts, having a plan can help you escape.
incident occurring on S.W. 18th Street, the organization's volunteer Speakers Bu- Home fire escape plans should include at
Okeechobee. Two adults lived in the home. reau will increase community appearances, least two ways to escape from every room
Home destroyed in house fire on Oct. 5 spreading life-saving fire safety information, of your home. Also, select a meeting spot
on North Detil in Clewiston. Two adults and Youth volunteers at the Red Cross will go at a safe distance from your home where
two children lived in the home. door-to-door in a West Palm Beach neigh- family members can go after escaping. Af
Home was destroyed in house fire on borhood on October 16th, distributing s c
Oct. 6, on Azalea Street, N.W. in LaBelle. One English and Spanish Fire Safety Tips. Mark ter discussing your plan with all members
adult and four children lived at the home. Goggin, Red Cross Manager of Disaster Pre- of your household, you should practice the
Home received major damage in a paredness and Response emphasizes, "Un- plan twice year.
house fire on Oct. 6, on Azalea Street, N.W. like other disasters, most home fires can be Remember, home fires happen more
in LaBelle. Two adults lived in the home. prevented." The Red Cross is committed to often than hurricanes, floods or tornadoes.
Home was destroyed in house fire on giving people the information they need to Take your family's life into your hands by
Oct. 6, on S.E. 33rd Street, Okeechobee. reduce their risk of home fires, and to help- practicing fire safety.

Officials urge residents to avoid wild animals
Hendry County health officials urge resi- Keep your pets under direct supervision into your home.
dents to avoid contact with wild and stray so they do not come in contact with wild Teach children never to handle unfamiliar
animals to protect themselves from the risk animals. If your pet is bitten by awild animal, animals, wild or domestic, even if they ap-
of rabies exposure, seek veterinary assistance for the animal im pear friendly.
In Florida, raccoons, bats, and foxes are mediately and contact City of LaBelle Animal Prevent bats from entering living quar
the animals most frequently diagnosed with Control at 863-674-3381 or City of Clewiston ters or occupied spaces in homes, churches,
rabies. Other animals that are at high risk for Animal Control at 863-983-1457. schools, and other similar areas, where they
rabies include skunks, otters, coyotes, bob- Call your local animal control agency to might come in contact with people and pets.
cats, and stray or unvaccinated cats, dogs and remove any stray animals from your neigh Unusual acting animals should be report
ferrets. Each year Hendry County receives re- borhood. ed to Animal Control for handling. Anyone
ports of rabid animals. In 2009, there have al- Spay or neuter your pets to help reduce who is bitten or scratched by wild animals
ready been two rabid foxes reported in Hen the number of unwanted pets that may not or strays should report the incident to their
dry County. In both of these cases, the foxes be properly cared for or regularly vaccinated. doctor immediately, as well as Animal Con-
were exposed to people. One was on July 29, Do not handle, feed, or unintentionally at- trol and their local health department. The
2009 and the most recent was on Sept. 24. tract wild animals with open garbage cans or contact number to report an animal bite to
"Rabies is a potentially fatal disease. It is litter the Hendry County Health Department is 863-
important not to handle wild animals, be
aware of unusual acting animals, and keep Never adopt wild animals or bring them 674-4047 ext.152.
pets vaccinated against rabies," said Brian
Prowant, Environmental Health Director My heartfelt thank
Hendry County Health Department.
Rabies is transmitted through exposure y u goes out to The family of Marion Dana
to the saliva and nervous tissue from a rabid Marion ana
animal through a bite, scratch, or contact verone that said would like to express our heart-
with mucous membranes such as the eyes, felt thank you to the many fami-
nose, or mouth. Hendry County Health De- prayerselt thank you to the many ami-
partment works with City of LaBelle Animal prayers, sent cards, ly and friends that helped us
Control and City of Clewiston Animalod flowers r- during our sad and difficult loss.
in responding to incidents of animal bites. food ers dur- during our sad and difficult loss.
They also test animals for rabies through the We are truly blessed by having
Department of Health state laboratory, and ing my recovery
quarantines animals as necessary. Hendry you in our lives.
County Health Department also provides ra- from surgery. God Bless You
bies vaccinations to victims of animal bites, ..
which is the only known effective treatment eCMeu Sd c Rookie Dana
for rabies prevention in humans. Diana Pendrey
Keep rabies vaccinations up to date for all a 7 W Donna Woodruff


Jeaninne Millican, 61
LABELLE Jeannine Millican, 61, passed
away Sunday, Sept. 20, 2009, in LaBelle.
Jeannine served
with her husband,
Ben, for 25 years,
with Macedonia
World Baptist Mis
sions in Grenada,
West Indies, New
Mexico, West Virgin-
ia, and Florida. She
passed away in
church, Iglesia Bau-
tista Nuevo Testa-
mento, while serving
the Lord Jesus Christ
in LaBelle.
Survivors include her husband, Thomas Ben
Millican Jr.; daughter, Lauri G. Ford; son, GY Sgt.
Thomas C. Millican; sisters, Sandy Avila, Linda
Allen, Joyce Glennon, and Sharon Gaffney;
brothers, Chuck Peyton, Ed Sermon, Jim Jarna-

Iglesia Bautista Nuevo Testamento.
Arrangements by WT Wilson Funeral Chapel
& Monuments, Rainsville, Ala.

Virginia 'Ginnie' Pavey
LABELLE A memorial service in honor of
Virginia "Ginnie" Pavey will be 2 p.m., Oct. 30, at
Maple Corner Clubhouse, 1 mile north of
bridge, LaBelle, for all friends and family. The
Reverend Don Murray will be officiating.


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Church Briefs

Community Harvest events
Community Harvest Worship Center, 55
Orange St., will present a revival Sunday,
Oct. 18-21, with Rev. Phil Redding; Sunday
11 a.m. and 6 p.m.; Monday-Wednesday
7:30 p.m. For information 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.

Freedom Fellowship events
Freedom Fellowship Ministries will have
a community outreach for needy families on
Saturday, Oct. 24, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Pork
sandwiches, baked beans, chips and drink
will be available for $5 a plate. Desserts will
be sold separately. All proceeds will go to
help needy families during the Christmas
season through Freedom Fellowship Coun-
seling Center and Food Bank.
Freedom Fellowship will also celebrate
the church's ten year anniversary on Oct. 25
beginning at 10:45 a.m.
Pastor Marsha Edgar, who with her hus
band Daryl founded the church, will be
bring the message in the morning service.
There will be dinner on the grounds follow-
ing the service and a service of celebration
in the evening with singing, testimonies
and worship. All are welcome. Pastor Mike
White says if you have attended the church
before or are looking for a place to worship
this would be a great time to join them. For
information call 863-612-9899.

Harvest festival planned
Harvest Fall Festival Carnival Oct. 25 Sun-
day, at 6 p.m. LaBelle Assembly of God, 123
Fraser Ave. a cross from the Edward Upthe
grove Elementary School.
Free hot dogs, games, and lots of candy!
Wear your favorite costume and enjoy an
evening of family fun. Everyone welcome
and everyone is a winner. The best games
anywhere, made by Alex and Denise Rodri-

guez and Clan members Daniel, Caleb, Ni-
cole and Kristen. The people of LaBelle As-
sembly labor in love with them running the
games! For more information Call 675-0900.

Church plans appreciation
Prevailing Word Christian Center cele-
brates Clergy Appreciation Day by honoring
Pastor Mazie Ford Oct. 25 at 10 a.m. All are
welcome to join them as they show support
for God's handmaiden. The church is locate
ed at 262 Tobias Ave. at the corner of Lee St.,
in Moore Haven.

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.

Palmdale to host Fall fest
Palmdale Baptist Church will be having
their Fall Festival on Oct. 31, from 4 to 6 p.m.
There will be a Chili Cook-Off, Dessert Con-
test, Cake Walk and children's games. Every
one is welcome to come.

Christian men to gather
A Gathering of Christian Men will be held
on Oct. 19, at 7 p.m. at the Turning Point
Church of God 207 Pine Lane Flaghole.
Pastor Dennis Edgar Meal will be served.
Great Fellowship. Men of All denomina
tions welcome! For more info contact: Mark
White at 863-675-1807.

Church event cancelled
Due to some circumstances beyond our
control the Community Day at Grace Baptist
Church on Saturday, Oct. 17, has to be can-
celled. We apologize for any inconvenience.
We hope to reschedule the event at another

Submitted photo/Dave Randant

New beginnings for an old church
Full Gospel Tabernacle on Thigpen Road was founded by Brother and Sister
Clark in the 1970s. Brother Clark was the pastor until he went to meet the Lord.
Sister Clark continued to pastor at the little church until Pastor Jerome Sears
came in 1984. Pastor Sears was there for about one year. New pastors came
and went for several years with Sister Clark assisting. Around 2002, Pastor Myer
arrived at Full Gospel Tabernacle and remained for about six years. When he
left, the church closed its doors for about three or four months when Pastor M.
A. Mott decided it was time to get this church going again. In November 2008,
Full Gospel Tabernacle was re-opened for full church services again. Everyone
is invited to attend church services on Sunday at 11:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. and
on Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. The church is located at 1058 Thigpen Rd., between
Nobles Rd. and Marion St. Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and for-
ever. Hebrews 13:8

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JV seeks to improve plays

Injuries hurt Cowboys

by Patty Brant
Caloosa Belle
Cowboy Head Football Coach Hal Ben-
nett remains convinced that his team has
what it takes. Last Friday's disappointing
loss to Dunbar was just another bump in the
"We played well at times," he said, "but
we let them out of the gate early and injuries
killed us."
He felt the Cowboys managed to confuse
the Dunbar team and kept their star tailback
out of the end zone quite a bit.
However, the loss of senior RB/LB Dale
Thompson to an ankle sprain in just the sec-
ond series was tough. He will not play this
week, but Coach Bennett said he may be
back in the Gatewa', 'i. ,,'
The Cowboys' D ,.1 1,11-, j,....,.. f i Fi.
is also out with a partial tear of his bicep. He
is still practicing, however, and is expected
to continue to play.
Senior RB/LB Justin Walker suffered a
separated right shoulder, but will also play
this week, though his injury will limit his
The loss of both Thompson and Walker
was devastating to the Cowboys as they are
the core of one of their offensive packages.
A lot of Cowboys were also dinged up,
including Adam Vasquez and Armando Ay-
ala, though coach said their injuries are not
Coach said he was impressed with the
team's defensive play even though they lost
much of their speed with Thompson out. He
is the Cowboys' second leading rusher this
One high point of the game was QB Jor-
dan Phillips. In the first half he put on a show
with a 62-yard touchdown, 30-yard run and a
total of 85 yards rushing for the game. How-
ever, he lost some on sacks when the team
couldn't block Dunbar. Coach Bennett said,
"I'm very impressed with this young man.
He did a good job managing the game.
Friday, the Cowboys head for Lemon Bay
for a completely different type of match up.

"Lemon Bay plays a smash mouth, right
at ya kind of football. They have big backs
and a good defensive line, but they are beat
able and the kids know it. If we can put it all
together we can get our first victory," coach
said. He added that the two teams usually
play each other tough. Last year the Cow-
boys held Lemon Bay to one of their lowest
offensive outputs.
Coach Bennett said the Cowboy defense
plays well enough to win but the key will be
to get points on the board.
Players of the
Offensive: senior
Tomas Soliz
Defensive: junior
Michael Pittman and
junior Tito Ortiz
Special Teams: se-
nior kicker Roberto
Practice Player: ju- Alejandro
nior Alejandro More- Moreno




Cross country rolls along

At Bishop Verot Tuesday, Oct. 6, LaBelle because there was some confusion on the
Girls defeated Bishop Verot, Clewiston and course during the race.
South Ft. Myers. Top runners were: Ashley Karina Barren (2nd) 25:31 and Jessica
Golemme (2nd) 25:28, Cory Taylor (3rd) Madrid (3rd) 27:21 ran well in the JV race.
25:38, Karina Barron (4th) 25:39, Socorro The LaBelle Boys Varsity team had a
Ruiz (7th) 26:26, and Czarina Rivas (9th) strong showing, finishing third out of 12
26:46. Emily Hull (1Ith) 27:20 and Jessica teams They finished five points behind the
Madrid (12th) 27:31 also ran well for the winner and only one point separated them
Cowgirls. winner and only one pot separated them
The LaBelle Boys team finished second and second place. They were lead by Ga-
by only three points to South Ft. Myers but briel Barron (4th) 18:06, Caleb Baker (12th)
ahead of Bishop Verot and Clewiston. They 19:21, Nik Loredo (26th) 21:02, Carlos San
were lead by Gabriel Barron (1st over-all) tillan (28th), David Miller (45th) 22:06 and
17:48, Caleb Baker (5th) 19:36, Carlos San- Nacho Acosta (46th).
tillan (8th) 19:57, Chris Timms (13th) 20:31
and Nik Loredo (14th) 20:38. Nacho Acosta 5 L
(15th) 20:51 also ran well for the Cowboys. H IL
At Caloosahatchee Regional Park's first A/C&HeatingS
ever Lehigh Lightning Invitational Saturday, ulp
Oct. 10, LaBelle Girls Varsity finished fifth k out of 12 teams. Top runners were Ashley 863-
Golemme, Cory Taylor, Czarina Rivas, Emily
Hull, Laura Reed, Dani Bennett and Socorro C o m fo rtm a
Ruiz. The girls' times were not recorded

by Patty Brant
Caloosa Belle
The JV Cowboys have been working
hard this week to correct mistakes they
made last week in their 29-8 loss to Lemon
Coach Maurice McLain admitted that
the Oct. 8 game "wasn't one of their best"
and that they seemed always to be "going
in the opposite direction." With 5 fumbles,
2 picks and 2 interceptions, his team finally
sparked in the fourth quarter with a touch-

down by Patrick Graham, followed by Tyler
O'Ferrell's hit to Devante Ray for the two-
point conversion. They would be the only
bright spots in the game for the Cowboys,
and it was too little too late. Still, it showed
that a Cowboy never gives up.
This week the boys are working on bet-
ter ball control with fumble drills and key
They'll get the chance to test themselves
against the Clewiston Tigers tonight (Oct.
15) at home. Game time is 6 p.m.

Sport Shorts

Register for soccer
Final soccer registration for the LaBelle
Youth Soccer Association will be held Satur-
day, Oct. 17 from 10 a.m. till noon; Sunday,
Oct. 18 from 1-3 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.

Come to Longhorn
board meeting
The next monthly meeting of the LaBelle
Longhorn Booster Club, Inc. will be held on
Oct. 19 at 8 p.m. at the Longhorn field at
Davis-Pratt Park in the boys locker room.

Volunteer for
Junior Pro basketball
Junior Pro basketball will be sending
registration forms to all the elementary
schools for all kids K 8 interested in basket
ball. Coaches are needed for grades K-2, 3 5
and 6-8 and girls 3-8. referees, scorekeepers
and other helpers are also needed. Please
call Darrell Harris at 675-2565 or Pat Lang-
ford at 675-1686 if you're interested.

Caloosa Chase coming up
Come 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 Coun-
try teams. Entry fee before Oct. 27 is $15.00
and $12.00 for youth under 18 years of age.
Race day registration is $20.00 for every-
one. Make checks payable to: LaBelle High
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
Pick up your entry form at LHS and mail
them to: LaBelle High School/CC5K, 4050
E.Cowboy Way, LaBelle FL 33935.

Attention Alumni Bailers!
If you are a former Cowgirl or Cowboy
basketball player, it's time to sign up for
the 2009 LHS Alumni Basketball game, tak-
ing place Friday, Nov. 27, beginning at 5:30
p.m. For a registration form, see the school
website at
Click the Schools link, and go to LaBelle
High School.

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October 15, 2009

Members of Country Rhythm

Cloggers attend event

Eleven members of the Country Rhythm
Ci... .. i .. ii. T , i F.arform -
iF. l 1 .l i I .1 I 1 . 1 I C oast
Clogging Classic" in Jacksonville, Florida, on
October 3. After a day of learning clogging
routines from Beginner to Advanced levels,
the members of the team performed Satur-
day night a routine in honor of the "King of
Pop" Michael Jackson. The Advanced Team
performed a second number, "Cowboy Up."
They did an awesome job on all the exhi-

bitions and were well received by the audi-
Jesse Whitman was also an instructor at
the Clogging Classic, teaching an advanced
level routine. This was her first time teach-
ing at a workshop givenin another city. She
also teaches at the Country Rhythm Work-
shop held annually in LaBelle. This year the
Country Rhythm Workshop will be held on
January 29 and 30.

Leadership Award
Vice President of the Leadership Hendry & Glades County Kim Hamilton
presented First Bank of Clewiston's Deborah Van Sickle with the first ever
Founders Award for her passion in the community, help establishing the
LHGC and her leadership. The newest Leadership Hendry Glades Class is
already hard at work, soaking up everything they can about this area infor-
mation that they will use later to benefit the community.

Submitted photo/Pat Bedingfield
Cloggers attending the Clogging Classic were (from left): Charlie Lynn, Emily
Schwarz, Myaa Barnhart, Meghan Martin, Darian Leschewski, Wolfgang Lynn,
Britney Whitman, Shelby Williams, Jesse Whitman, Maddie Lofton, Maura Lof-

Community Briefs

Etch your name in history!
The LaBelle Veterans Memorial is well
on its way to becoming an important focal
point for our community and its visitors. Lo-
cated at the corner of SR 80 and Main Street,
the park will pay tribute to the families of the
men and women who were lost in the vari-
ous battles fought throughout United States
The pathways around the park will be
paved with brick and you can help "pave the
way" around the park by purchasing a brick
(or bricks) for those walkways. Bricks can
be inscribed with 3 lines of copy on each
brick with 18 spaces per line. Mail your order
with payment to: American Legion Post 130,
699 Hickpochee Ave., LaBelle, FL 33935.
Visa and Mastercharge are accepted. Checks
are to be made payable to LaBelle Veterans

Seeking input on parks
You are invited to attend a public meeting
regarding proposed changes to the Caloosa-
hatchee Regional Park (CRP) Resource Man-
agement Plan. Items discussed will include:
a proposed zip line, the recent addition of
mountain bike trails, the recent expansion
of parking space on the north side of the
park to accommodate mountain biking and
equestrian use, and the addition of the Pro-

gram Center/Lodge facility. Comments from
an advisory board and the public will be for-
warded to the State of Florida's Acquisition
and Restoration Council for comments and
final approval. The Lee County Department
of Parks and Recreation values your input
and hopes you will join us for the public
meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 20, at the
Olga Community Center, 2325 South Olga
Dr. Ft. Myers, Fl. 33905. For more informa-
tion, please contact Kathy Loomis at (239)

Call Farm Bureau
An "A" Rated

413 Hwy 80
LaBelle FL
863 675-2535

Richard Mourfield
Agency Manager -wo-.

New Leadership Class
Members of the new Leadership Hendry & Glades class are deeply involved
in learning everything they can about this area in order to use that knowl-
edge for the community's benefit.

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Call: 863 675-0160
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and dental services provided on site.

October 15, 2009

Caloosa Belle

Caloosa Belle


events for

Lucy's Angels

*Florida Community Bank in LaBelle will
be selling Hand Made Breast Cancer Brace-
lets for $15 each, $5 from each bracelet sold
will be donated to Lucy's Angels. Lucy's An-
gels information and walkathon forms can
be picked up from there also.
Suncoast Bank in LaBelle will be sell-
ing World's Finest Chocolate Bars for Lucy's
Angels. Lucy's Angels info and walkathon
forms can be picked up from there also.
Barron Library in LaBelle will be selling
keepsake items for Lucy's Angels and will
host a Dessert Auction on October 27 at 6
p.m. If you would like to donate a dessert
for the auction, contact the Barron Library at
863-675-0833. Lucy's Angels info and walk-
athon forms can be picked up from there
On October 17, the VFW will have a
bake sale to benefit Lucy's Angels. They
will be having a yard sale at the same time.
Lucy's Angels info and walkathon forms can
be picked up from there also.
On November 7, they will be having a
yard sale at Family Health Centers in LaBelle,
next to Winn Dixie. If you would like to do-
nate items for the sale, call Alex at 239-225-
8645 or Amanda 863-673-3376.
On Saturday, January 23, 2010, they
will be having our 3rd Annual Bosom Bud-
dies Walkathon. Forms can be picked up at
FCB, Suncoast Bank, and the Barron Library
in LaBelle.
** If you would like to volunteer for Lu-
cy's Angels or have any further questions,
please contact Alex at 239-225-8645.

School Briefs

LMS PTO plans fundraiser
Come to the LMS PTO meeting in the
school library Oct. 15. Items to be discussed:
Yankee Candle Fundraisers started on Oct.
12. All items are $1 cheaper than the store
prices and 40 percent of the proceeds are
donated back to the classrooms. The items
will be ready in time for Christmas!

Volunteer for Girl Scouts
Girl Scouts of Gulfcoast Florida, Inc. is
seeking volunteers to help complete short
20-minute phone interviews of applicants,
who want to become volunteers for the or-
ganization. Phone interviews can be made
any time and place that is convenient for the
interviewer. Some training is required and
will be provided by the organization.
It is preferred that the potential volunteer
interviewer have a background in either hu
man resources, social work, education, child
and family services or law enforcement. For
more information, please contact Amanda
Jacob, director of volunteer management, at
239-561-1800 ext. 406 or at amandaj@gsgcf.

New Kiwanians
For those that do not know "Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedi-
cated to changing the world one child and one community at a time." Kiwanis
is the place for you if you believe children are the future; you take pride in your
community; you want to reach out to those in need and you enjoy meeting new
people. Three ladies recently felt that they believed in what Kiwanis stands for
so they have joined the local club. Pictured from left: Audrey Kinchen with Flor-
ida Community Bank Immokalee; Brenda Barnes with Hendry County Health
Dept. and Shirley Losch with Early Learning Coalition of SW FL, Director. Any-
one interested in learning more about Kiwanis can attend their meeting every
Tuesday at 7 a.m. at Flora & Ella's Restaurant. For additional information please
contact Dawn at the Kiwanis Thrift Store 863-675-4043.

$49,900 GREAT FAMY HOME bit $115,000- MANUFACTURED HOME $69,500 2 BEDROOM 1 BATH on a
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MANUFACTURED w/bllboard income.
HOMES $395,000 4800 Sq. Ft.
$79,900 3/2 on 2 ac. in Steel Bldg. on fenced I
Muse. Ac Industrial, Short
$89,000 3/2 in Moore Sale. Approved
Haven Yacht Club 1200 $399,000 5Ac, 2400
Sq Ft Steel Bldg Industrial,
$117,000 4/2 Newer Possible Lease Option
MH on V/ Ac, Seller REDUCED $399,000 -
Motivated. Short Sale! 2 Steel
REDUCED! $119,000 Bldgs, over 8000 Sq. Ft.
3/2 on 2 Ac Recent Loned 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. ing.
Seller Financing $675,000 5 Ac +/-
$375,000 3 30 Ac industrial Will split,
in Muse, Oaks, Creek, & leare & r & Filled, Seller
great Pasture. Financing.
$69,000 2/2 Great $55,000 2/2 MH in
Starter in Port LaBcllc. River Oaks/Ortona, now
$69,000 3/2 in town, waterfront'
Corner lot. $192,500 Old Ft.
$72,000 3/1 CBS in Denaud 1 Ac.
town. $199,000 Hidden
$74,000 2/2 in Port Iammock I Ac w/dock.
LaBelle, large porchb, J .
$79,900 Newer 3/2, COmi
built n 2005, Short Sale
$79,900 Ncwcr 3/2, $395,000 High
built in 2005, Short Sale. Elevaton with long
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$499,000 Eagle Point
$129,000 3/2 Modular, Ac Deep Water &
Make Offer Protected Harbor w/ Lg
$157,500 3/2 in Laurel Dock.
Oaks, needs TI.C, Seller $419,000 3/2 Super
Financing CBS Rir Home w/pool
$169,000- 3/2 +Den on n Oxbow w/dock on
small lake, Seller rolo doublelot
caing. $425,000 3/4 n Ft.
REDUCED $189,900 Denaud on 2 6+ ac
3/2 on 2 8 Ar in Pt with 228 ft. rverfront
LaBelle Renhttes $875,000 Sperctaular
adjoin, g reenbel. 7 Ae Pasture w/Oaks,
$196,900 4/2 in Muse 500 Ft on the Rier,
Country Cabn on 2+ Below Appraisal.
$225,000 3/2 in Gated $1,550,000 5/ Estate
Riverbend Estate, SQL ,
Seller says Make Offer. Dock, Really Private.
$299,000 Country LOs & L
home on 5 Ae many
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 Yacht Club lots
Upgrades adorn CBS $22,000 1 25 Ac in
Country Pool Home Morntura Ranches
S ruling $49,000 2.2 Ac Rural
Rcsldentlal Fenced
COMMERCIAL/ 83,000 6.5 A Very
$119,000 1/2 Acre
Commercial Let on $100,000 2.5 Ar Hwy
Davis St. 27, Clewiston
200,000 2 Steel 119,000 4 2 Ac, Muse
,SQLD!!!' I $125,000- F Dcenoaud
$249,000 4640 sq. ft. tlon
hanSOLD ices. $177,000 17 Ac in
1-2. Felda area
$269,000 State Road $220,000 3.8 AC Oak
80 Corner cr Ac, B-I Haven

Tern Bany Lie Real Estate Broker
Associates: Shary Weckwerth; Susan Hill,
Nick Rota, Lisa Andrews, Sandra Alexander
and Role Cisneros

October 15, 2009 Caloosa Belle 11

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money down, no mortgage insurance) in Hendry
County, Glades County and Lehigh Acres;
3.) You will receive up to $8,000 (or 10% of
purchase price) as a first-time homebuyer (not
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Beverly Curtis, Wayne Simmons, & Telina Campos

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* Corporate owned! 3/2 CS home on 648+/
acres with pool and completely fenced
SRlverfront Immaculate 3/2 waterway estate
on 114+r/ acres outside of Iallle Home is

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LaBelle Ranchettes 2,500 sq It of thing are, 2
wrap around poh and more
* Corporate owned! 3/2 CS home on 64B+/
acres with pool and completely fenced
* 4/2 CBS home on 5 acres outside of LaBelle
cceds some TLC $107,500.
* Cozy 2/1 in Port LaBelle Completel redone
form top to bottom Have to see $90,000.
* hice 3/1 CBS in ort LaBelle Seller says make
offer' $80,000.
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* Corporate owned 3/2 CBS home on canal turedhome $100,000
Open floor plan wth crami tile thru out
UNDER 3IR/21i home on 2 29+/ acres on Case Road
CONTRAC-T $97,000.
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corner lot Homes needs some work but is
priced to sell $17,000.
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located on main mad neardowniton Ft Myers

$14,900. Haven $50,000.
* Corporate owned' 2/1 on 35+/ of an acre 3/2 manufactured in city limits Close to
locatedon mainroad neardowntown Ft Myers schools, shopping & easy access to SR80
Nced someTIC $14,900. $49,900.
* Corporate owned' 2/1 condo in central Ft Corporate owned' Located in Ortona 3/2 on
Myci~ $11,500.
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acres is very well kept Features a warm comfort- ubd ,000.
subdivision $35,000.
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SPrime 20+/- ac potential commercial parcel
Located near West Glades Eacm 1i MDub &]ust
Minutes away from LaBelle $3.50 per sq ft.
SInvest now budd later! Corner lot outside ty
master bath hew carpet through out home limitsneartown $100,000.
$149,900. 2 a located in Cty limits 7oned Indusial
S3/2 manufactured home on 4+/ acres in $100,000.
Muse Partially card and fenced $145,000.

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kept three bedroom 2 hath 2005 manufaturd home is ready
for you This home is immaculate and needs a ncw owner The
2i x 20 carport is hurricane rated along with the 11 x 20
enclosed workshop which iN attaied $89,900
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(t ofbedrooms are master a utesr) and three baths $39900

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Cream color twister
wicker- Loveseat $150.
Recliner $75. TV cabi-
net/2 drawer $150.
Glass coffee table $50.
Glass end table $50. TV
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A Farm Labor
Rental Community
Available for
Immediate Occupancy
2 & 3 Bdrm Apartments
*Must earn a mmin. of
$3998 from agricultural
or farm labor activities
*Spacious Apartment in
quiet, country setting
*Full Time Bilingual Site
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LARGE 1 BR furn. apt.
on Hall St. S., LaBelle. 5
mlns. from shop., banks
& Courthouse. Inclds all
utils, W/D, Direct TV
$700/mo. 239-370-8532
Large Apt on river, 2
br/1 ba $175 weekly.
Water, electric, Cable
TV pool & dock all in-
cluded. No smokers, no
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DRIVE 2BR/2BA, w/of-
fice, 3 car garage on one
acre, non-smkg. env., no
pets, ref's, $850 mo. +
$850 sec. (863)675-2392
Country Village, 2 br 2
ba house $650 monthly
or $170 weekly. No
large pets. Ready to
move in 863-673-4325
LABELLE 2.5 acres,
3br, 2ba, Ig rooms, 40ft
covered porch, close to
town, $725/mo
LABELLE 3br, 2ba,
completely renovated,
new cabinets, porcelain
tile floors, & carpet,
very large room
throughout, $835/mo.
LaBelle 3BR/2BA, off
Beechwood Circle, $750
mo. + sec.
LaBelle, 971 W. Cow-
boy Way. 6BR, 3BA,
2500 sq. ft. on 1 Acre.
A/C. C2 Zoning. Great
for business tool $800
mo. 239-588-0162
section, brand new 3br,
2ba, 2 car garage
home, near schools,
3069 NE Beechwood
Circle, $850/mo + dep.

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Nice area. C/Air. No cuartos/2banos area TOALLITERESEDO PARTES.
Pets, Non-smoking en privada familiar con pi f The Rie rbend Estate H OA, 1031 Rverbend Dr, LaBelle herey treuests
ironment. $725/mo. ia $650 r m bia 16' fiberglass psaf ndiidus orcopae for awn mantena of
Margaret Barber Real 8350 dosito Pam boat w/trailer, anopy & ome ower otsand asoaton commonaeaforatwe( month Ranking Cmmlttee Meating
Estate. (863)675-5968 mas 863612-65 depth finder pend forguatd m um price
$2700 863-612-1119 Interested bdder m obtain a pacet of iformaton specfin details Not s hereby gven that there wll be a metg fo ra ig ofengneer
ra a aran fJ Greenlee. HO vie prudent 83-75-1081 E-mal kem- ing f with a gad to the RFQ for A o Deloment and Oter Pofe
Grab a bargain from your HORSESHOE ACRES greenlee@hotmail om Proposa are to be reed by Nov 15, 2009 signal Engeenng Servi I wil be heldon Fna, October 23, 2009 at
neighbor's garage attic, DW, 3br/2ba, on 1/4 Your next job could be 9 i0 A 1N, at the W" m tnton Conference Room, Roomo Ao 2, 25 aS
RPALrMend H 0 A r s the ght to rejectiany or all Hspn BOtsRsle Lee Street, Lndelle, FL 33935.
basement or closet in acre, $600/mo + utl. in today's classified. dsre e ndo rserese the nght to ,lae egilar anFL 3tc9l.
today's classfieds. Furnished or unfur- Did you look for it? ad to radt foraddiona rene f a persn decide to appeal any den made with respect to any matter
Snished (863)517-1227 e ons red at thi meeting, he he wll need a record o the proceedings,
niThere wll be no dlrmlnatlon on he basis of age race color, sex and tha for such purpo he/she may need to ensure that a veratim
SLABELLE 3BR, IBA, 336185 CB10/15/09 and edene uponwhich heal i to be based
A/C, Oak trees, 336115CCNIO10/15/09
Office Bldg, Shop $140/wk, $200 dep. ISflf9
and Park ng Call (863)673-5704 Swamp buggy Chew
(Out of City Limits) drag Truck, Gooseneck
Phone: 863-675-2648 LABELLE 3br/2ba, 1.5 trailer, Honda & Yama- NOtICEOF SERIFFs
acres, $875 mo. + ha watercraft, 300 gal Not,,ce s hry In that prs o a nt of Exo sud in thed REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS,
$875 dep. diesel tank, 19 ft boat, C rcua Court of Dade Cunty, Florida, the 25tl day of January, 2005

LABELLE RENT-A-SPACE Labelle New 3br/2ba tires Call 03-15145CA05, n sd Curt ISteve Whddn, as Sherff of Hendry OPENING DATEAND TIME: anuary15,210 at 2:0 p.m.
Cow Wa Kennedounty, Flonda, hd/w acle2.5d upon all the23950313 right, title ad nterst of the de
SKennedy w/d, d/w, c, 2.5 acres 239-503-1313 or dn dd d & Mara d Mare Pi aa Ma- Hendry County is seeng e interested n podng ppy & cuty
Blvd. Monthly includes fenced, deck, $800 mo. 863-675-4345 for prices a Piece Olndo Piz, and Union Plante Bank, in and to the insurance for the Hendy County Boad of County Commione Firms
tax: 5'xlO' 4280 (239)910-5115 following dscnbed property, towit pperly registered in the State of Florid are enc uraged to submit their
n v proposal for conderaton All submttal (se Scton IV, Subm ion Be
53. 1 Yamaha TTR 90 $550, Four (4) in lok 384 of the General Plan of Cewson Fonda as re- qements receed n response to h RFP wil be ewed by a County
$58.85; 8'25$96.30; ABELLE- 3BR, 2BA n Suzuki quad sport 80 September 7, 1937 aordng to the plat recorded in Plate Book 2, Evaluation Committee In order to be onsidered, submittals must be
24 hr access $25 4 450/mo u u550 a por ages 71 to 78 elusive f the current Public Rords of Hendry County, cved by the Board of CountyCCommssoner at the CE Hall Buldng
returnable ke de 4 acres, $450/m + $550, Yamaha R600 orda (Cer e) n the Hend County Corthoue complex, S E Hpoch
ret e ey t.ep 863- 11 ee Avenue LaBelle Forida by anua 15 2010 at 0 p m at which
863-675-2392 sec. (863)673-1981 $1,800 863-233-0007 Ado the u day of Noernber, 2009 at the Hender County Shenffs time a respond to this request wll be reorded in the presne of one or
Office LaBelle Floda, at the hour of am, or as n thereafter a more wtnesse Any proposal received after the above noted tme and
MH 3BR/2BA 25 When you want som pos e a the i ld dednfdants Erard Saduy & date wll not be opened or condered
screened BA when you want some- e i.aiaa /aMaa Piaa. kMada Phei,,Odard.Pir and
S screened lanai, 8 thing sold, advertise in Union Planters Bank, n title and nteret n the afred property, at A py of the Instructon and RFP Documents an be btaned from the
Screened in ground pool, the laifieds. pubc aucon and will se the ame, subject to taxes, all prior ens, en- Hendy County Purchasing Departnent, located at 165 S Lee St, LaBelle,
incl. pool maint., $725 umbrance and judgments, f any, to the highest bidder fr CASH IN Florda (fr p up) t Office Box234 LaBele Florda 3395 (mag
HAND, the proceeds to be applied as far as may be to the payment of address, orbyrg (863)675-52 o(863)983-1585
lu< l a M mo. (863)675-0104 costs and te thatiatn of the abovedescribed execuoon
For ^ more listingsThis solicitation does not comm, HendrConnty toa. arny cntn, to
For more listings, SteveWdden pay any costs incurred in the pepaation of a espon to tis RFP, or to
Sheriff contract for any seres he county resees the right to reec any or all
go to I Hendry County, Florda submttals receVed as a result of this ollctab, or to cacel in part or in
its ent3rey this RFP if is in the best interest of the County to doso. 3br/ 2ba mobile on half For more listings, 3361" CNCB 101522,29.11509 Wocy i an Eis. a Opportunly EmWe ad Deug/Se Ce ree
acre lot FHA financing t a
with low down P- go to The classifieds are the anet B Taylor, haoman
meant. Very basic credit n most successful sales- Boad of CuntyCo-sson
PALM HARBOR accepted, but not bad person in town. 3305CN9/210/815/09
3/2 HUGE, Loaded credit. 863-673-4325
14 houses to choose EVERGLADES FARM
from. On Your Lot' 4 br / 2ba mobile on half EQUIPMENT R leading a new spa per
Starting at $399 per acre lot. No credit Expedition '99 XLT, 2 bee cn i 7t C onni
Expedition '99 XLT,provides the opportunity
month. 800-622-2832 needed, bad credit ac- DVD players, sound Tre w r, s ort n ty
cepted with $3,000 system, rims $3500 LiNu. Meriny,727AX042629 to get i nvo lived in
SOUTHGEORGIA urn. down. Ready to move 863-673-2898 toe e a past due epair b,
4/3 pool home on 2.14 in. 863-673-4325 F ahwl beodr CSou ity
acres. $219,000. When din those chores Mye Serve Deparent
912-422-3603. Get a quick response to When doing those chores at 9501 tate Road 82
is doing you In, it's time Forn Myers, FL 3390
any item you may be sell- by noon fon a p10- er b 26-09
SOUTH GEORGIA home ing classfed ad look for a helper in Questilonall Ron atw on der ne spa per
on 24 fenced acres. the classified. 239325045 rea ders are3 m tore o u tar-
Extras. Make offers BANK REPO'S
912-423-0152. MOVE TO YOUR LAND
Mobile Home Angels
Finaciamento por due- 1996 Dark green. Fits
Buy Now/Build Later no buen credit o mal full sheets of drywall. =e Hendy Couny Cosrta' A- O
Port LaBelle, 10,000 F credilto 3/2 bans cas $675 (239)634-7623 duat a special Board meeting [ -
VACANT LOT on paved movil en el publo de La- begn"ingt 8a on Moday O
road w/utilities. Owner Belle. Para mas infor- Earn some extra cash. Hend RegIonal Medcal Centeri 524
Financing. Price to sell! macion Ilame al Sell your used items West Sagamo e Avenue, clewiston. i 1
Call Owner 863-673-5071 863-612-6511 in the classfeds o36, CB 0;5/09 I 1 n I

14 Caloosa Belle October 15, 2009

Community Briefs

Give blood
Come to the blood drive at U-Save su-
permarket Saturday, Oct. 24, from 10 a.m.-4
p.m. Look for the big red bus. Donors will
receive a mini physical including a blood
pressure check, pulse reading, iron level
testing, cholesterol and diabetes screening
and a free Got Blood T-shirt while supplies
last. Photo ID required.

Join citizens' academy
Hendry County citizens are invited to
participate in the citizens' academy for a
behind-the-scenes look at what the men
and women of the Hendry County Sheriff's
Office do. Participants will spend about two
hours a night in a classroom once a week
for 14 weeks. They will learn about call tak-
ing; what happens after you call for help; the

latest trends and procedures in law enforce
ment as well as the duties and responsibili
ties of the various departments. They will
also spend one day at a firing range learning
how to handle firearms. Members will tour
the various sheriff's buildings and ride in an
agency vehicle with a road patrol deputy
and most of all, develop confidence in their
ability to make themselves and their prop-
erty less attractive to criminals.
Citizens Academy graduates may be
come involved in newly formed volunteer
programs that will be offered by HCSO.
You must be over 18 years of age, with a
background free of felony convictions. The
class is free. Class dates and time will be an-
nounced. Pick up your application now. If
you have questions call Lt. Susan Harrelle at


o~e is hereby given that the Loa Planning Agen of Hendy Count
LP) will hold a pubic hearing on Otober 28, 2009 at 600 p.m., at
he Hendry County Courthouse, Commson Chamber, 2S E. Hckpochee
_e La Belle, Florida, to nsIder amending the plat of Addition No 1 to
idge awn Cemetery, a subdivision of a p n o on 11, Towhp 43
south, Range 34 East The cemetery is lated east of the City of Clews
o cpy of the pmpoed amended plat a alabe for inspection on week
layr beween the hours of 8.W a.m to 5,00 p1m. at the Hendry County
anning and Zoning Department, 165 South Lee Street, LaBelle, Flonda
f a person dedees to appeal an decision made by the Board with reper
Sany matter considered at uch meeting or hearing, he/she w need a
eord of e predng, and that, fr uch purp e e may ned to
nsure that a vebat erd of te pe dings i mad, whihrrd in
:udes the teimony and idene upon which the appeal is to beaed
Orell Howard, Chair
Hendry County Lo-l Planning Agenc
336178 CN/CB 10/15/09

ake notie that Hendry Cunty Bard of County Comm'r owner Repre
tat d t Couny Pfeioal EMT & Paramedi Unon
Representataves wll ondt negotiation regarding the contact for the
Hendry County Pfeonal EMT & Paramedics' Lo 4520 at 9 30 a m,
tober 22, 200, at the Hendry County ouhu Squae, Confeence
Room, 165 S Lee Street, Forda
Thesee niopen the public, but no pubic moment wll taken
If a person dedes to appeal an deacon made by th Board wi re-
spe to any matter onsidered at such meeting or heanng, h or she wll
need a eord of the poeedmgs and, fr such purpose, he or she may
need to enre that a verbatim eord of the peedngs is made, which
recrd ilud the t money and dene upon which me appeas toe
Janet Taylor, Chairoman
336160 CBICN 10/15109



(CHAPTER 197.323)



336145 CB/CN 10/15/09

Haunted house
benefits Relay for Life
Come to the City of LaBelle's Relay for
Life Haunted House Oct. 23,4, 25 and 30,
from 7 9 p.m. and Halloween night from
7-10 p.m. at the LaBelle Civic Center, located
directly behind City Hall. $5 entry fee and $4
re-entry fee. All proceeds benefit the Ameri-
can Cancer Society.

Demos to serve pancakes
Hendry County Democratic Executive
Committee will have a pancake breakfast at
Barron Park from 7-10:30 a.m. on Saturday,
Oct. 17. Stop by on your way to the flea mar-
kets or shopping and enjoy pancakes, link
sausage, juice and coffee for a $2 donation.

Be part of Kids Fest
Please join us in a fund raising event to
benefit Kid Care Programs. Seacoast Na-
tional Bank is sponsoring Kid's Fest Satur-
day, Nov. 14, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Barron Park.
Enjoy games, crafts, food, bounce house,
dunk tank (dunk your teachers). Come join
the fun!!
Children of all ages are invite! All prof
its will be donated to Hope Hospice Kids
Care Programs. Vendors and sponsors are
needed. To become a participating vendor
or sponsor, please call: 863-675-2300

Market your business
With indicators saying the economy is in
the early stages of recovery, you may want
to take advantage of new marketing ideas.
The Small Business Development Center is
offering a two-hour marketing workshop
for small business. The first is Tuesday, Oct.
20, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Career &
Service Center in Immokalee; followed
by Wednesday, Oct. 21, 10 a.m. to noon
at Clewiston City Hall. Register on line at $20 fee.

Turn in overdue books
Barron Library offers Amnesty Week,
October 10-17. Please return any overdue
books during that time period and overdue
fees will be waived. In exchange, please
bring a non-perishable food item for the
food pantry at the Salvation Army. Please
help by returning overdue items and help-
ing feed the less fortunate.

All Star Cheerleaders
The Universe All Star Cheerleaders will
be working at the McDonalds in LaBelle
on Oct. 27 from 5-8 p.m., as a fundraiser
to help with the cost of upcoming com-
petitions. Please come to dinner with your
families and help support local youth. Also,
there will be a table for anyone interested in
the Universe All Star organization.

Cultural center planning
comedy thriller
The Firehouse Cultural Center's first of
fearing of the season will be comedy/thriller
I'll Be Back Before Midnight by Peter

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 and Nov. 1. 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.

Soil board to meet
The Hendry Soil and Water Conserva-
tion District will hold its regularly scheduled
Board meeting on October 22 at 1 p.m. in
the large conference room of the Dallas B.
Townsend Agricultural Building.

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, Oct. 29, Open 7 to 9, Friday Oc-
tober 30, Open from 7 to 10 and Saturday,
Oct. 31, Open 7 to 10. The event will have
games, face painting and, of course, candy!
Be ready for a costume contest Oct. 31.

Come to spaghetti dinner
Enjoy a spaghetti dinner on Wednesday,
Oct. 21, from 5-7 p.m., hosted by American
Legion Auxiliary Unit 130. The menu in-
cludes spaghetti and meatballs, salad, garlic
bread, coffee and tea. $6. Public welcome.
Located at 699 Hickpochee Ave. (SR 80) La-

4-H Love-A-Horse Club
If you do not own a horse and are inter
ested in learning about horses this club is
for you. The 4-H members will learn about
safety, equipment, hoof care, health, nutri-
tion, as well as grooming. The club will
meet on Nov. 7, from 10-11:30 a.m, at Maria
Fundora's home, 1463 Oak Ave NW, LaBelle
(Muse area) and is open to Hendry and
Glades County youth. For further informa-
tion please contact the LaBelle 4-H Office at

Silver Spurs Horse 4-H Club
If you are ages 8-17, as of Sept. 1, and
enjoy horses this club is for you. The 4-H
members will learn safety, hoof care, equip-
ment, nutrition, health, and horsemanship.
4-H'ers will also participate in trail rides and
other horse recreational activities. The club
will meet on Nov. 7, from noon-1:30 a.m., at
Maria Fundora's home, 1463 Oak Ave NW
LaBelle (Muse area) and is open to Glades
and Hendry County youth. For further infor-
mation please contact the LaBelle 4-H Office
at 674-4092.

Come to brunch buffet
Come to a brunch buffet hosted by
American Legion Auxiliary Unit 130 Sunday,
Oct. 18, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Menu: scram-
bled eggs, bacon, sausage, potatoes, French
toast, sliced ham and turkey, soup, fruit sal-
ad, rolls, condiments, coffee and tea. All you
can eat for $7. Public welcome. Located at
699 Hickpochee Ave. (SR 80) LaBelle.



October 15, 2009 Caloosa Belle 15

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Refrigeration Repair Update Maintain
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LICENSE #'s:CAC1815066 ER0001347

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835 S. Main St. LaBelle, FL
Malor oSe Habla Espani
Applances ULcensed & Insured #2006258472167

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Metal Bed Frames
All Sizes
1060 Hwy 29S 863-675-0717 " pi

We Offer Seminole Feed, Lakelad Feed. Aala. Timothy,
Orchard, T-85, Jgs Compressed, Round & Square Bales,
TA $9.00, Bedding. $.5, All Purpose 10% .$7.5
Call A Curry at 23872-0998
275 Kirby Thompson Rd LaBelle FL 33935

Holy Euc 9:00 oam

Bible Study 10:30 am
Collingswood Pkwy & Euiptus Blvd Port LaBelle

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9:15 a.n Sunday Worship
Lord's Supper tst, 3rd & 5th Sunday
10:30 am. Bible Study
www.chrar thednglisixleTws/
.4 miles west of Hwy 29 on CR 78

cs*- Sally Mae
s Disc Jockey
Weddings Anniversaries Parties
Quinceafieras Dances Reunions
LaBelle, Florida
863-885-1456 863-675-1625

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
863-675-2148 239-369-2154
920 Cowboy Way 1530 Lee Blvd Suite 1800
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Office (863) 675-7045
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Caloosa Belle October 15, 2009

Submitted photo/Sonja Crews
4-H members and Project Linus
The Project Linus Organization is a non-profit organization that provides love,
a sense of security, warmth and comfort to children who are seriously ill, trau-
matized or otherwise in need through gifts of new, handmade blankets and
afghans, lovingly created by volunteer "blanketeers." Thirty-three quilts were
donated from the LaBelle Sewing 4-H Day Camp as well as the Pioneer 4-H Sew-
ing Day Camp and 11 fleece blankets were donated from the Double "H" Live-
stock 4-H Club. The 4-H members enjoyed creating a quilt/blanket for such a
great cause. Camp Linus From left: (Front Row) Madeline Ruch, Missy Perez,
Meaghan Martin, Kayla Hood, Jake Coronado, Jessica Coronado, Emily Hull
and Tescia Medina. (Second Row) Melanie Miller, Mrs. Cowan (Project Linus
Organization), Jaydee Hull and Miranda Ingram (Not pictured Jessica Mathis,
Emily Royal and Carl Willis.)

Digital mammography,

a better mammogram
by Glenda Wilson ital mammography is "filmless," nothing
Looking for a faster, more convenient has to be developed. Images are analyzed
mammogram? Hendry Regional Medical on a monitor and stored electronically and
Center has enhanced its services with the hard copies can be produced if needed.
addition of a new Selenia" digital mam-
mography system from Hologic, the first A better view
of its kind in Hendry County.
"Digital ,;m--d r .h definitely has When reading the results of a digit
advantages I.., ,I. ,i .. Ed Chiarelli, mammogram, the radiologist is better able
director of HRMC's imaging services de to manipulate the image to see through
apartment. "We have the ability, in most the breast more clearly. The image can be
cases, to perform the study quicker than viewed more closely, and the radiologist
with the conventional film system. Radia- can zero in on suspicious or concerning ar-
tion exposure factors are typically lower eas. The latitude of visualization is better
and provide the radiologist with a more from the skin line to the chest wall.
optimal and clearer image. This translates
into a win-win situation for the patient." Make time for /

Faster, filmless imaging your mammogram
Women will notice little difference when October is Breast Can
going for a digital mammogram at HRMC. cer Awareness Month and
The procedure is the same as for traditional Hendry Regional Medical
film mammography, but it's less time-con- Center is offering discount-
suming, since repeated repositioning of the ed digital mammograms
breast for additional imaging is not usually during the month of Octo
necessary. The radiologist can process and ber. For additional informa-
retrieve the images faster, and because dig- tion, call 863-983-3061.

Submitted photo/Waddy Thompson
Rainbow fantasy
It's interesting to know that the sunlight was bouncing off the cloud and off
the Gulf, back through the ice crystals in the alto cirrus clouds. Still, it's even
better to just enjoy the majestic and surreal rainbows. Waddy Thompson
took this photo in Felda.

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