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Publication Date: January 7, 2010
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Vol. 88 No. 1


Thursday, January 7, 2010


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At a Glance

Future farms and fuel
Dr. John Capece will speak at
the Rotary Club of LaBelle meet-
ing on Tuesday, Jan. 12, at noon in
Beef O'Brady's, 197 E. Hickpochee
Av. Dr. Capece will describe the
new Sustainable Biofuels Center
project funded by the U.S. Dept.
of Energy through Hendry County.
Guests are welcome. Lunch fee is
$10.

Community Emergency
Awareness
On Jan. 13, The American Le-
gion Family Post 130, as part of our
National Security Program, will be
hosting a special program, being
presented by the Hendry County
Emergency Management team to
prepare us for any natural disas-
ters in our community. Time 6:30
p.m. PUBLIC WELCOME. At the
American Legion Post 130, located
on 699 Hickpochee Ave. (SR 80)
LaBelle, Fl.

MLK march planned
The community is invited to par-
ticipate in the annual Martin Luther
King Jr. March Monday, Jan. 18.
Line up at MLK and Cowboy Way.
The march begins at 10 a.m. and
continues to the Alton "Kid" Jones
Park for refreshments and games.
For more information call Nora at
612-6632.
See Page 4 for information about
how to contact the newspaper.

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Palmetto Ranch: Home Sweet Home Fatal shooting
Disabled build community


II U investigated


On January 4, 2010, at approx-
imately 6:20 p.m, Hendry County
Sheriff's Office received a call
telling dispatchers they needed
an ambulance, a man had been
shot.
Deputies, along with medical
personnel, arrived at 4850 8th
Street in Pioneer Plantation, a
small quiet rural community lo-
cated in central Hendry County,
finding 30-year-old Shelton Ray
Dunlap, Jr. lying on the ground in
the front yard. Emergency person-
nel pronounced him dead on the
scene from a gunshot wound.


The shooter, along with wit-
nesses and family members, were
immediately removed by law en-
forcement personnel and trans-
ported to the Sheriff's Office for
questioning. While investigators
have determined that the shoot-
ing was domestic related they are
not sure of the motive at this time.
There has been no arrest made as
of yet, and the incident remains
under investigation.
This fatal shooting came on
the heels of another incident the

See Shooting Page 2


uaioosa beiie/iany urant
Norman Russell, pictured with his son, Michael, enjoyed
Christmas in their new home at Palmetto Ranch.


by Patty Brant
Caloosa Belle
With all its problems, for
most residents Hendry County is
a great place to live. That's why
they're here. The same goes for
those with disabilities, although
they have challenges that most of
us never give a second thought.
For instance, most counters
are too high for wheelchair-
bound people to do something as
simple as make a sandwich com-
fortably. Last February ground
was broken on Palmetto Ranch,
a 14-apartment complex specifi-
cally designed for those with spe-
cial needs. Goodwill Industries
constructed the complex offers
one- and two-bedroom apart-
ments with amenities such as
roll-in showers, lowered counter-
tops, widened doorways and as-
sistance railings to accommodate
the disabled.


Apartments also have gener-
ous closet space and a stove and
refrigerator. They have lighted
door bells for the deaf and a com-
munal laundry room.
At the time of the 2000 cen-
sus, there were more than 2,400
individuals with disabilities resid-
ing in Hendry County, according
to Goodwill Industries. Palmetto
Ridge is the first HUD complex
set aside for these residents.
The complex, located just off
SR 80 on James Singleton Lane,
welcomed its first residents in
November. Currently, eight apart-
ments are occupied and there
are 20 names on the waiting
list. Phase 2 is in line for ground
breaking ceremonies this month
and will add another 14 apart-
ments to the complex.
Applicants must have a medi-
cally certified disability in order to
See Housing Page 2


Submitted photo/Waddy Thompson

Florida "snow"
Farmers have been pushed hard to keep up with the unre-
lenting onslaught of cold weather recently. A lot of farming
areas around Hendry County look like this field belinging
to Felda Tomato Growers south of Duda Citrus. At first
glance, you might think this is a field in Iowa, covered with
snow, but it's frost protection cloth, spread over a 25-acre
tomato field. Felda Tomato Growers supplies Delcampo
Fresh, Inc., with tomatoes from their 250-acre farm. As
of Jan. 5, Felda Tomato Growers' owner Willie Strickland
said their tomatoes were fine. Mornings have been "pretty
bad," and the weekend forecast looks rough, but he said
they're taking "one day at a time."


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Housing
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qualify for residency in these income-subsi-
dized apartments.
The Columbia Property Group, also a
non-profit company, handles sites under
Goodwill and takes care of the lawn and
landscaping for Goodwill's facilities. The
company fixes and maintains the facili-
ties so that residents can take pride in their
homes.
LaBelle resident Morgan Puletti manages
Palmetto Ranch. Part of Morgan's job is to
get people into these apartments. She takes
care of residents' needs, takes applications
and does background checks. She calls
prospective residents as apartments come
available.


Caloosa Belle/Patty Brant
Mary Brown enjoys sitting by the big
oak outside her door.


Her pride in the community and its resi-
dents shows through. She points out that
the complex allows people to live indepen-
dently who would otherwise not be able
to.
Residents at Palmetto Ranch have re-
sponsibilities and they know the house
rules. For instance, Morgan cautions that
residents are responsible for their guests.
There is a strict no tolerance attitude toward
drugs on premises, she notes, and residents
will be evicted if there is any drug-related
problem at all at their apartment.
But she's not worried about the residents
there. "This group is wonderful," she said,
"The residents pick up around their apart-
ments and are proud of their homes. They
are so thrilled to be in a nice place."
She is the face and the heart of the com-
munity. Yes, Palmetto Ranch is a true com-
munity.
Norman Russell, his wife and their three-
year-old son Michael, live in one of the two-
bedroom apartments. Norman is a retired/
disabled former volunteer firefighter from
Glades County. A Christmas 1999 fire truck
wreck resulted in numerous hospital stays
and permanent disabilities. He was in a
wheelchair for four years and on oxygen.
He and his extended family lived in an over-
crowded trailer in Moore Haven for some
time. Palmetto Ranch is a godsend for him
and his family.
"It's wonderful here," he said. "Every-
body's friendly there's no trouble. Every-
body gets along." He's especially pleased
with the zero drug tolerance rules because
he believes it's such a good environment to
raise his son.


ualoosa beie/raity brant
Fourteen duplex apartments make up Palmetto Ranch, Hendry County's first
HUD-sponsored housing development for the disabled.


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Norman's son, Nathan, 23, lives in the
apartment across the way with his fiance,
Katherine Lopez and their eight-month-old
son, Nathan Jr. Head injuries suffered in a
motorcycle crash in 2006 resulted in per-
manent disabilities for Nathan, who still suf-
fers seizures from time to time. As a former
paramedic, Norman took care of Nathan
after the crash, even saved his life twice us-
ing CPR. His dad told him about Palmetto
Ranch, now Nathan and his family are ev-
ery bit as pleased there as his dad. He said
they enjoy the quiet and easy-going people.
Families like Norman and Nathan's also
have easy access to Alton "Kid" Jones Park,
where their children can play.
Dorothy Whaley is a neighbor, and so is
her daughter, Shareka Gasper.
A 30-year resident of LaBelle, Dorothy is
thrilled with her new apartment and neigh-
borhood.
"It's peaceful here," she said. "It's a good
environment. I can't afford rent in other
places." The fact that it's close to town
means that her children and grandchildren
can visit often.
Ms. Whaley echoes the appreciation oth-
er residents have for how the place is run.
"Morgan has a great heart," she says with a
smile and adds, "This is a better living envi-


Caloosa Belle/Patty Brant
Nathan Russell, son Nathan Jr., and his
fiance Katherine Lopez just live across
the way from Nathan's father, Norman.








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Palmetto Ranch's first resident, Mary
Brown, enjoys the large oak outside her
front door. In 1961 she came to LaBelle,
then lived in Fort Pierce with her daughter
for a while. Returning to LaBelle, her friend
Rayfield Johnson first told Ms. Brown about
Palmetto Ranch and is always there when
she needs something.
Ms. Brown believes that God led her to
LaBelle and, since then, everything just fell
into place for her. She said she likes the peo-
ple in the complex and the community.
In addition to caring for the LaBelle facil-
ity and its residents, Morgan takes care of
two more in LeHigh and will also take care
of the Clewiston and Immokalee facilities
when they are ready. For information, you
can contact Morgan at 674-5779. Goodwill
currently operates a total of 13 facilities in
the area.


Shooting
Continued From Page 1

day before. On Sunday, Jan. 3, Joseph Walter
Burnette, 30, was shot in the leg. He was re-
portedly hunting in the vicinity of A Road for
lizards to sell in Miami. Burnette was treated
for his injuries and released at which time
he was arrested on an outstanding warrant
from Broward County and posted bond.


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January 7, 2010


New driver's license regulations

currently in effect


Floridians now have more stringent
procedures for renewing or obtaining a
new driver license/identification card will
be required to show proof of:
1) identification (certified US birth cer-
tificate including territories and the District
of Columbia a hospital birth certificate is
not acceptable; a valid US passport; certifi-
cate of naturalization; or consular report of
birth abroad;
2) Social Security number- one of the
following original documents: Social Se-
curity card; W-2 form; paycheck showing
number; DD-214; school record showing
number; or documentation from the IRS
showing number; and
3) two items of residential address. The
address on a driver's license can no lon-
ger be a post office box. Bring two proofs
of residential address (deed, mortgage,
monthly mortgage payment booklet or
rental agreement); Florida voter registra-


tion card; Florida vehicle registration card;
Florida vehicle registration or title; W-2
form or 1099 form; utility bill, hookup or
work order not more than two months old,
current auto or homeowner's insurance
policy or bill; mail from financial institu-
tions not more than two months old; letter
from a shelter or half-way house verifying
that applicant lives at the address; educa-
tional transcripts for current school year;
or statement from an accompanying par-
ent, step-parent or guardian residing at the
same address as applicant. The parent or
guardian must present proof of residential
address.
To help residents navigate through
these new requirements, the Check out the
"Gather. Go. Get." for more information.
Call before you go to the Driver's Li-
cense Office, 674-4022 Tuesday through
Friday from 7 a.m.-6 p.m. for questions or
appointments.


Twenty-fourth panther


death logged in 2009


On Dec. 31, 2009, a female panther kit-
ten became the 24th of her species to die in
Southwest Florida during 2009.
Florida Wildlife Commission (FWC) of-
ficers recovered the carcass of the kitten
on the east shoulder of County Barn Road
in Naples, about 1/3 of a mile south of Da-
vis Blvd. She had been struck by a vehicle.
The kitten is estimated to have been three
or four months old and weighed 30 pounds.
She did not have a microchip and no cow-
lick or kink.
Just two days earlier, on Dec. 29, the FWC
recovered the carcass of an adult female
Florida panther (UCFP135) from the shoul-
der of the northbound lane of State Road 29
in Collier County, approximately two miles
north of Jerome.
This portion of SR 29 did not have any
fencing installed. The cat, estimated to be
about four-year-old, weighed 80 pounds.


Arrest reports


LaBelle
Antonio Juarez, 22, was arrested Jan. 3
and charged with DUI, no valid driver's li-
cense and DUI damage/personal property
after he reportedly lost control of the vehicle
he was driving and hit a guardrail. After med-
ical treatment he was arrested. FHP Trooper
T. Parks was arresting officer.
Jeffrey Allan Young, 51, was arrested Dec.
31 and charged on a warrant with VOP: or
community control. B. Weaver was arresting
officer.
Christopher Jerome Taylor, 26, was ar-
rested Dec. 31 and charged on a warrant
with selling cocaine within 1,000 feet of a
place of worship or business. T. Shaw was
arresting officer.

Clewiston
Theresa Lee Rangel, 32, was arrested
Dec. 29 and charged with fraud illegal use
of credit cards to obtain goods under $300,
fraud impersonating/use/possession of ID
of someone else without their consent and
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Daniel Morales, 20, was arrested Jan. 2
and charged with DUI after a single vehicle
rollover on CR 833 5.5 miles south of CR 835.
FHP Trooper T. Burtcher was arresting offi-
cer.
Eduardo Miranda, 28, was arrested Jan.
1 and charged with battery touch/strike and
battery felony resulting from bodily harm/
disability. CPD Officer Holley J was arresting
officer.
Henry Flournah Jr., 20, was arrested Jan.
1 and charged with possession of liquor by a
person under 21 years of age, possession of
cocaine, possession of marijuana under 20
grams, possession/use of drug parapherna-
lia and 41. M .I ',i i 111" Imp. in L with or fabri-
cating physical evidence. D. Bolt was arrest-
ing officer.
German Ambrosio, 22, was arrested Jan.
1 and charged with possession of cocaine, a
non-moving traffic violation operating a mo-
tor vehicle without a license, fraud imper-
sonation or giving a false ID to law enforce-
ment officer, and on warrants as a fugitive
from justice in state, VOP: misdemeanor or


community control and contempt of civil or
circuit court. CPD Officer C. Compton was
arresting officer.
Anthony DeCarlo Lyons Sr., 48, was ar-
rested Dec. 31 and charged on a warrant
with selling cocaine within 1,000 feet of a
place of worship or business and for selling
cocaine within 1,000 feet of a school or child
care facility schedule II. T. Shaw was arrest-
ing officer.
Smiley Hendry Jr., 44, was arrested
Dec. 30 and charged with resisting and of-
ficer refuse to accept or sign a citation or
post bond and with a nonmoving traffic
violation driving with a suspended license
habitual offender. T. Mims was arresting
officer.
Jessica Cierra Huntley, 21, was arrested
Dec. 30 and charged with VOP: felony or
community control. Sgt. J. Olvera was ar-
resting officer.
Larry Jason Maclennan, 44, was arrested
Dec. 28 and charged with a nonmoving traf-
fic violation habitual offender driving with a
suspended license. J. Taylor was arresting
officer.


She did not have a microchip, and no kink
or cowlick was observed.
Both carcasses are currently being stored
at the FWC Naples office freezer and will be
transported for necropsy to the Gainesville
Lab at a later date. The hide and skeleton
will then be archived at the Florida Museum
of Natural History.
Kitten is the 17th road mortality for 2009.
Three of the big cats were died due to in-
traspecific aggression, one had to be eutha-
nized, one had been shot and the causes of
two deaths remain unknown.

Auditions
Wanted: Actors -- especially males -- big,
small, young, old, experienced or we will
train! Women also need apply! The Fire-
house Cultural Center, 241 North Bridge St.,
LaBelle 863-675-3066 is holding open audi-
tions 12:30 to 5:00 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 9, for
the remainder of its 17th Season. Break a
Leg by Bob Cramer runs Jan. 22, 23, 24, 29,
30, 31 (great part, short on dialogue); Char-
ley's Aunt by Brandon Thomas Feb. 26, 27,
28, March 5, 6, 7 and H. G. Wells' The Time
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Give Obama a break
I really think it's awful the way people are
putting down President Obama. If they're
not willing to walk in his shoes then stop the
criticism.
The man's only been in office not quite a
year and he's had a lot of heavy duty issues
to contend with. Nobody can please every-
body.
Do you have real differences with the job
he's doing or are you just a racist?

Bridge debacle
The location for the new Hendry County
bridge is one of the stupidest things I ever
heard of.
Why waste so much money when you
could drive less than two miles and go
across the Alva Bridge.
What's even more amazing is that CR 78
is designated a scenic road so they can't put
a lot of traffic on it. Have you commissioners
ever heard of the word "duh!"?

Thank You

The staff of Kingshouse wish to thank
the following people for their kindness and
thoughtfulness this holiday season:
First Christian Church sang carols. Carl-
son Memorial United Methodist Church sang
carols. Eastside Baptist Church sang carols.
The Woman's Club donated lap blankets,
socks and belts for the staff.
Thank you Winn-Dixie Market for dona-
tion bags and stuffed bears. Marilyn Smith
donated socks for residents.
We appreciate the love that was shown
and time spent to bring happiness to our
residents.
May God bless all of you,
Stafford and Annette King





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Sowing and reaping principles for 2010


The principles of sowing and reaping are
very consistent. They are the same on every
continent, and repeat the identical pattern
throughout each changing season.
Here is what I have
learned about sowing
and reaping.
First, you reap what
you sow. If you plant to-
mato seeds, you will not
reap squash. What you
put in the ground, will
appear above it. It is only
a matter of time. Dr. Les
Second, you reap Morgan
more than you sow. It
happens every time. If you plant three seeds
hundreds can potentially be reaped. Again, it
is only a matter of time.
Third, you plant in one season and reap
in another.
Fourth, you can't do anything about last
year's crop, but you can do everything about
next year's crop. At the beginning of each
new year we often review the previous year
and ask ourselves two key questions -
1) "What went well?" and
2) "How can I improve?" What was
learned via experience from last year, either
good or bad, can serve as a great coach for
the approaching year. Changes and adjust-
ments can be set in place with hopes of a
greater yield in the future.
Jim Rohn gives us some further insight
into this idea of sowing and reaping. "For
every disciplined effort, there are multiple
rewards.
That's one of life's great arrangements. In
fact, it's an extension of the Biblical law that
says that if you sow well, you will reap well.
Here's a unique part of the Law of Sow-
ing and Reaping. Not only does it suggest
that we'll all reap what we've sown, it also
suggests that we'll reap much more.
Life is full of laws that both govern and
explain behaviors, but this may well be the
major law we need to understand: for ev-
ery disciplined effort, there are multiple re-
wards.
What a concept! If you render unique
service, your reward will be multiplied. If
you're fair and honest and patient with oth-
ers, your reward will be multiplied.
If you give more than you expect to re-
ceive, your reward is more than you expect.
But remember: the key word here, as you



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might well imagine, is discipline.
Everything of value requires care, atten-
tion, and discipline. Our thoughts require
discipline.
We must consistently determine our in-
ner boundaries and our codes of conduct,
or our thoughts will be confused.
And if our thoughts are confused, we
will become hopelessly lost in the maze of
life. Confused thoughts produce confused
results.
Remember the law: "For every disci-
plined effort, there are multiple rewards."
Learn the discipline of writing a card or a
letter to a friend.
Learn the discipline of paying your bills
on time, arriving to appointments on time,
or using your time more effectively.
Learn the discipline of paying attention,
or paying your taxes or paying yourself.
Learn the discipline of having regular
meetings with your associates, or your
spouse, or your child, or your parent.
Learn the discipline of learning all you
can learn, of teaching all you can teach, of
reading all you can read.
For each discipline, multiple rewards.
For each book, new knowledge. For each
success, new ambition. For each challenge,
new understanding.
For each failure, new determination. Life
is like that.
Even the bad experiences of life provide
their own special contribution.
But a word of caution here for those who
neglect the need for care and attention to
life's disciplines: everything has its price. Ev-
erything affects everything else.
Neglect discipline, and there will be a
price to pay. All things of value can be taken
for granted with the passing of time.
That's what we call the Law of Familiar-
ity.
Without the discipline of paying constant,
daily attention, we take things for granted.
Be serious. Life's not a practice session.
If you're often inclined to toss your
clothes onto the chair rather than hanging
them in the closet, be careful. It could sug-
gest a lack of discipline.
And remember, a lack of discipline in the
small areas of life can cost you heavily in the
more important areas of life.
You cannot clean up your company un-
til you learn the discipline of cleaning your
own garage.

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Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, and support of the
community's deliberation of public issues.


You cannot be impatient with your chil-
dren and be patient with your distributors or
your employees.
You cannot inspire others to sell more
when that goal is inconsistent with your
own conduct.
You cannot admonish others to read good
books when you don't have a library card.
Think about your life at this moment.
What areas need attention right now?
Perhaps you've had a disagreement with
someone you love or someone who loves
you, and your anger won't allow you to
speak to that person.
Wouldn't this be an ideal time to exam-
ine your need for a new discipline? Perhaps
you're on the brink of giving up, or starting
over, or starting out.
And the only missing ingredient to your
incredible success story in the future is a
new and self-imposed discipline that will
make you try harder and work more in-
tensely than you ever thought you could.
The most valuable form of discipline
is the one that you impose upon yourself.
Don't wait for things to deteriorate so drasti-
cally that someone else must impose disci-
pline in your life.
Wouldn't that be tragic? How could you
possibly explain the fact that someone else
thought more of you than you thought of
yourself?
That they forced you to get up early and
get out into the marketplace when you
would have been content to let success go
to someone else who cared more about
themselves.
Your life, my life, the life of each one of
us is going to serve as either a warning or
an example.
A warning of the consequences of ne-
glect, self-pity, lack of direction and ambi-
tion...or an example of talent put to use,
of discipline self-imposed, and of objectives
clearly perceived and intensely pursued.
Dr. Les Morgan is pastor of Caloosa Baptist
Church located 200 yards behind Flora & Ella's
on Highway 80, LaBelle.

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Caloosa Belle


January 7, 2010




January 7, 2010 Caloosa Belle


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Dean's List
Justin O'Ferrell, who is studying law,
is on the dean's list at North Carolina
State University. Justin is originally
from LaBelle and attended the Com-
munity Christian School here. He is
the son of Larry and Tammy O'Ferrell
of North Carolina and the grandson
of Lawrence and Peggy O'Ferrell and
Tommy and Frances Parsons, all of La-
Belle.


(LaBelle FL, December 30, 2009) The
LaBelle Book Club recently changed their
name to BARRON LIBRARY BOOK CLUB.
The club meets at the library, every second
Monday of the month, and is open to any-
one who wishes to participate. The meet-
ings start at 6:30 p.m. The book that has
been selected for the Jan. 11 meeting is The
Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan. Copies of the
book are available at the library.
The Joy Luck Club is also the selected
book for The Big Read which is promoted
by the National Endowment for The Arts.
The month long program will kick off on
Jan. 11, at 6:30 p.m, with Carrie Sue Ayvar,
Professional Story Teller. The kick off event
will be held at the Clewiston Public Library.
Program events scheduled at Barron Library
are as follows:


Barron Library Book Club discussion,
Jan. 11 at 6:30 p.m.
Online Mahjong Tournament, Jan. 13
at 11 a.m
Kung Fu Panda (Patrick), Jan. 18 at 6:30
p.m.
Origami for Kids, Jan. 25 at 6:30 p.m.
Magic Show with John Robert, Jan. 28
at 6 p.m.
Yurtfolk Traveling Show, Feb. 4, 3:30
p.m.
Various book discussions will take place
around LaBelle during the month as well.
Clewiston Public Library, Harlem Public
Library and the library at Big Cypress are
also participating in The Big Read program.
Complete details of all events are available at
Barron Library.


Prevention is the key to a lifetime of good health


by Pat Dobbins, R.N., M.S./H.S.A.
Another year has come and gone and
many people will have a New Year's resolu-
tion. (Maybe to lose weight, to eat health-
ier, to exercise more or to quick smoking)
Resolutions are great but
prevention is the key to
being healthy. We need
to focus on preventing
diseases and other health
problems instead of try-
ing to correct them once
something happens. Most
people have no problem
taking their cars in for Patricia
service in order to prevent Dobbins
mechanical problems.
Try to think of your body and overall health
in the same way. Proper checkups, eating
healthy and regular exercise are some things
we can do to help prevent our bodies from
"breaking down".
Why is preventive health care so impor-
tant? About half of all deaths from heart dis-
ease are sudden and unexpected, so there's
little opportunity for treatment. Prevention is
the key.
Thousands of coronary artery bypass
procedures are performed every year. Sur-
gery is not the cure for all heart attack-prone
people. Treatments for heart disease aren't
cures either. Procedures can't slow the build-
up of fatty deposits in arteries which causes
most heart disease. The buildup of fatty de-
posits in arteries often begins in childhood,
but it may be decades before clinical disease
shows up. That's why more effort must be
focused on prevention. Risk factors that we
can modify, treat or control include: tobacco
use, high blood cholesterol, high blood pres-
sure, lack of physical activity, being obese or
overweight, and diabetes. The public seems
to be adopting more healthful behaviors and
lifestyles. By focusing on prevention, we can
have a major impact on people's health.
Be physically active each day Eat a nu-
tritious diet Get Preventive Screenings-
Avoid risky behaviors
Regular physical activity is important for


your overall health and well-being. Include
activities that you enjoy and can easily fit
into your daily routine-such as walking
your dog, working in your garden, or riding
your bike. Being active for 30-60 minutes on
most days can help you build strength and
fitness, relax and reduce stress, gain more
energy, and improve your sleep. These
benefits all add up to decreasing your risk
of heart disease and other conditions, such
as colon cancer, diabetes, osteoporosis, and
high blood pressure.
It's important to follow the basics: eat a
healthy diet by choosing a variety of fruits
and vegetables. Avoid fats, added sugars,
and salt. Eat in moderation. Eating right
makes you feel good, and it can reduce your
risk for diseases like heart disease, certain
cancers, diabetes, stroke, and osteoporosis
Do you know your cholesterol numbers
or what your blood pressure is? Do certain
diseases and conditions run in your family?
When faced with choices that may impact
your health and the lives of those you love,
it's important to remember that there are
options and resources to help you make
healthy decisions.
You are lucky; you have choices. You can
learn how to avoid risky situations, break
unhealthy habits, and protect yourself and


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the lives of those you love. You can also
learn to prepare yourself against natural di-
sasters and catastrophic events. Prevention
is the key...educate yourself and take care
of yourself!
(Patricia Dobbins is the Administrator for the
Hendry and Glades County Health Departments.
If you would like to read an article about a
particular health topic, please call 863-674-4041,
extension 117)


Book club changes name to


Barron Library Book Club


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
Notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be held by the Hendry County Board of
County Commissioners on January 12, 2010, 5:05 p.m., City of Clewiston, Commission
Chambers, 115 W Ventura Ave, Clewiston, Florida.
The purpose of the hearing is to consider the adoption of an ordinance amending the
Environmental Services Element, Capital Improvements Element, Conservation Element,
and Intergovernmental Coordination Element of the Hendry County Comprehensive Plan,
more specifically changes to the goals, objectives, and policies for the adoption of a 10 Year
Water Supply Facilities Work Plan and identification of specific water supply projects that
meet projected future demands. The 10-Year Water Supply Facilities Work Plan will become
a sub-element of the Environmental Services Element. The Ordinance title is as follows:
ORDINANCE 2010-
AN ORDINANCE OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA AMENDING THE HENDRY COUNTY COM-
PREHENSIVE PLAN, ORDINANCE 99-13, AS AMENDED, BY SPECIFICALLY AMENDING THE
ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES ELEMENT, THE CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS ELEMENT, THE
CONSERVATION ELEMENT, AND THE INTERGOVERNMENTAL COORDINATION ELEMENT
BY CHANGING GOALS, OBJECTIVES, AND POLICIES FOR THE ADOPTION OF A 10 YEAR
WATER SUPPLY FACILITIES WORK PLAN; AND MAKING THE PLAN A SUB-ELEMENT OF
THE ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES ELEMENT; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND PRO-
VIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
All interested parties are invited to appear and be heard. Oral and written comments will be
accepted. A copy of the proposed amendment is available for inspection at the Hendry
County Planning and Zoning Department, 165 S. Lee St., LaBelle, FL between the hours of
8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, and at the Clerk to the Board of County
Commissioners' office, 25 E. Hickpochee Ave., LaBelle, 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 with respect to any matter con-
sidered at such meeting or hearing, he or she will need a record of the proceedings and, for
such purpose, he or she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is
made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be
based.
Any questions pertaining to these documents should be directed to the Planning and Zoning
Department, either by phone (863-675-5240), email (vcautero@hendryfla.net), U. S. mail
(P. 0. Box 2340, LaBelle, FL 33975) or by fax (863- 675-5317).
Janet B. Taylor, Chairwoman
Hendry County Board of County Commissioners


Sixty-two new

releases at


Barron Library

(Labelle FL, December 30, 2009) --
Sixty-Two new releases recently arrived
at Barron Library. The latest books from
some popular authors, including, David
Baldacci, Bernard Cornwell, Clive Cussler,
Janet Evanovich, Vince Flynn, WE.B. Grif-
fin, Stephen King, Dean Koontz, Robert
B. Parker, James Patterson, Danielle Steel
and Randy Wayne White, and many oth-
ers, have been added to the library collec-
tion.
Look for Mike Huckabee, Sarah Palin
and Capt., Chesley B. Sullenberger biog-
raphies as well.
Barron Library also has access to the
book collection at the Clewiston Public
Library as well as the capability to search
for books across the state of Florida and
throughout the country. Please let library
staff know if the book you are looking for
is not available within the Hendry County
Library Cooperative.
The library is open Monday and Thurs-
day from 10 a.m.-8 pm, Tuesday, Wednes-
day and Friday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and
on Saturday from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.


January 7, 2010


Caloosa Belle






2009 Year in Review


May 14, 2009
Just keeping up some 14 parks was a
challenge. New Hendry-LaBelle Rec Director
Ramiro Rodriguez had the job since Febru-
ary, taking over when long-time director Phill
Pelletier was elected property appraiser.

May 21, 2009
Property Appraiser Phill Pelletier ap-
peared before the county commissioners at
their April 28 meeting, to address a request
that he reduce his budget by $110,000. Mr.
Pelletier pointed out that the property ap-
praiser's original $1,367,601 budget had al-
ready been reduced to $1,193,534 for 2008-
09 and had to absorb additional costs.

May 28, 2009
The mid-county community of Pioneer
Plantation is the latest area to apply the
communal concept to planning its future.
Members came together May 11 at a Pioneer
Plantation Homeowners Association meet-
ing to kick off that process.

June 4, 2009
Valedictorian Hobbs Crockett and Salu-
tatorian Chelsey Ramos gave words of en-
couragement to their classmates at the LHS
graduation ceremony on May 29.

June 11, 2009
The Edison State College Board of Trust-
ees approved the purchase of the Commu-
nity Christian School site in LaBelle for its
Hendry-Glades Campus. The campus has
been housed at LaBelle High School for the
past ten years.
Statistics showed that SR 80 was the
scene of 65 accidents from 2004-08, includ-
ing eight fatalities. Commissioner Tris Chap-
man was bulldogging the four-laning of SR
80 and improvements to the SR 80/US 27
intersection.

June 18, 2009
On June 11, Hendry County authorities
participated in a coordinated statewide law
enforcement effort, Operation Eagle Claw,
aimed at dismantling suspected hydroponic
marijuana grow laboratories throughout the
State of Florida. Since January 2009, Hendry
County Sheriff's Office has dismantled seven
residences and arrested seven different indi-
viduals.

June 25, 2009
Beginning with those born in the year
2000, children were reported to have a low-
er life expectancy than their parents.
Beginning with those about nine years
old, children could expect to die before they
reach the age at which their parents proba-
bly will. Nationally, the percentage of young
people who are obese approximately tripled
since 1980. In the 1970s some 6 percent
of American youth were considered over-
weight; now that figure is at 19 percent.

July 2, 2009
Volunteers from the American Cancer So-
ciety (ACS) right in LaBelle were prepared


to play an important role in helping patients
back to health. The county's first Cancer Pa-
tient Resource Center opened in LaBelle at
the United Way House. where patients could
find the latest cancer information regard-
ing tests, treatment, clinical trials and local
resources for wigs, support groups, pros-
theses, ostomy supplies, hats, turbans and
transportation to treatment.

July 9, 2009
Hendry County officials marked the first
tangible steps toward the long-awaited jail
expansion. Located on Lee Street behind
the existing jail, the free-standing expansion
would provide an additional 96 beds for in-
mates. The basic single story steel building
was to be constructed of 1/4 inch steel plate.
A maintenance walkway was to be located
inside the facility, surrounding the cells.
The facility would be divided into two
sections, each housing 48 cells and also
be equipped with its own control room for
monitoring the prisoners,

July 16, 2009
Evan Bigley and Josh Baumier of the Fort
Myers Miracle, minor league team for the
Minnesota Twins, fired kids up at the LaBelle
Summer Camp July 13. Evan, from Dallas,
Texas, told the kids he was drafted in 2008
and explained that it takes a lot of hard work
to make it to "the Bigs." Josh, from South
Carolina, was also a first-year member of the
Miracles and is currently out on the injured
list.





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July 23, 2009
Ruby Yolanda Parker, charged with com-
mitting three murders in Clewiston, was
heading to trial after three years in detention.
She had been held at the LaBelle jail for her
alleged involvement in the triple murder that
rocked the community of Clewiston in 2006.
Parker faced a fourth charge of home inva-
sion robbery, which pointed to the suspicion
that the crime may have been motivated by
theft.

July 30, 2009
Edison College had outgrown its facil-
ity on the LaBelle High School campus and
was relocating to the old LaBelle Christian
School, further west on Cowboy Way. The
facility was well suited to Edison's needs.
The campus includes the main office, along
with five rooms and a large office space.

August
A 15-year-old LaBelle resident was finish-
ing up a series of rabies vaccinations. The
youth was bitten by a rabid fox Monday, July
27, as he and a 13-year-old friend were riding
their bicycles on Captain Hendry Drive. The
incident occurred at about 7 p.m. A motorist
observed the two boys being chased by the
fox. One was bitten on the left leg.

August 13, 2009
Paving bricks, honoring Spc 4 Nicholas
J. Cutinha, SSGT Chris Strickland and Chief


Warrant Officer Robert Hammett Jr., were
the first to be placed in positions of honor
at the new Veteran's Park across from the
Courthouse. These young LaBelle men died
in service to their country SSGT Strickland
in Afghanistan and Chief Warrant Officer
Hammett in Iraq in 2008. Spc 4 Cutinha died
in Viet Nam. The July 25 ceremony brought
the community together to remember our
servicemen and women.

August 20, 2009
The Hendry County Jail Administrator
under former Sheriff Ronnie Lee turned her-
self in for booking, August 18, at the sheriff's
office. Susan Sibbald-English was accompa-
nied by her attorney, Steven Ramunni, and
her husband, James.
The 52-year-old retired law enforce-
ment officer was arrested on a warrant and
charged with grand theft (grand larceny, a
first degree felony) and official misconduct
(making a false statement by a public ser-
vant, a third degree felony).

August 27, 2009
The county received $124,000 federal
stimulus money. This Community Services
Block Grant American Recovery and Rein-
vestment Act funding is being earmarked to
supply people with the resources they need
to gain and retain employment in surround-
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January 7, 2010 Caloosa Belle


Submitted photo

James McDuffy in

concert
Hear the rich tones of James McDuffy
in concert at LaBelle Assembly of God
on Fraser Ave. (across from UES) Sun-
day, Jan. 17, at 11 a.m. Enjoy the piano
accompaniment by Ms. Ruthi McCar-
ley. Those who have heard Mr. McDuffy
will testify for him. As he says, "I Sing
the Dream Concert." For more infor-
mation please call 675-0900.


Church Briefs


Come to piano ministry
G. Richard Deal, concert pianist and re-
cording artist, will present a sacred piano
concert at Grace Baptist Church Sunday,
Jan. 10 at 10:45 a.m.
Mr. Deal is from the Chicago area and has
presented over 2,500 sacred and classical
piano concerts in Europe, Asia, North and
South America. He has presented numerous
solo concerts in the United States. Mr. Deal
has performed with symphony orchestras
including an appearance at Chicago's his-
toric Orchestra Hall.
Mr. Deal is a graduate of the American
Conservatory of Music, the Moody Bible In-
stitute and the Sherwood Conservatory of
Music, all of Chicago. He was a faculty mem-
ber of the Sacred Music Dept. of the Moody
Bible Institute.
Mr. Deal has been a participant in several
international piano competitions including
the prestigious Tchaikovsky Piano Competi-
tion in Moscow, Russia.
Mr. Deal arranges his own sacred piano
arrangements and has released six profes-
sional recordings. The most recent is entitled
Majestic Piano Praise, a collection of favorite
hymns and praise music.
You are cordially invited to the concert on
at Grace Baptist Church, 4200 NE Eucalyptus
Blvd. Admission is free.

Counseling Center programs
Freedom Counseling and Service Center
has relocated and changed hours. The new
location is 1301 SR 29N, one half mile north
of the drawbridge.
The new hours are Monday only 9 a.m.-1
p.m. for the food bank. If you need assistance
at other times call the office at 863-612-9899.
Counseling and class hours are as follows:






Your community directory
is a click away!


Choose Life for hurting people on the sec-
ond and fourth Tuesdays of the month at 7
p.m.; and Overcoming Addictive Behaviors
on the second and fourth Thursdays of the
month at 7 p.m.

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.


CHURCH OF THE
GOOD SHEPHERD
Holy Eucharist
Sun. 8:00 and 10:00 am
Healing Eucharist
Thur. 9:30 am
Bible Study
Thur. 10:30 am
Collingswood Pkwy
& Eucalyptus Blvd Port LaBelle
863-675-0385


Support for caregivers


after the holidays


The holidays offer busy and often remote
families an opportunity to gather and spend
time with loved ones who they may only see
occasionally during the year.
It is also the time when family members
might notice changes in a relative that raise
troubling questions about their loved ones'
health.
In fact, the number of people who ex-
press concern about a loved one's health
actually tends to increase after the holiday
season.
The Florida Gulf Coast Chapter of the
Alzheimer's Association will hold a series
of showings of the Emmy-nominated docu-
mentaries called the 'Alzheimer's Project"
for caregivers that will provide guidance and
support to families living with Alzheimer's
disease.
Showings of the pertinent documentaries
include:
HBO The Alzheimer's Project- Momen-
tum In Science Part 1 Jan. 12, 10 a.m.-noon
at Barron Library 461 N. Main Street, La-
Belle.
HBO The Alzheimer's Project- Momen-
tum In Science Part 2 Momentum in Science:
How Far We Have Come in Alzheimer's Re-
search January 14 10 a.m.-noon, Barron Li-
brary 461 N. Main Street, Labelle
HBO The Alzheimer's Project- Caregiv-


i Eastside Baptist Church
601 E. Hickpochee, LaBelle
675-3595
PASTOR MIKE BRIGGS
Sunday Services
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Worship Service 11:00 a.m.
Evening Service 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Services
Prayer Meeting 7:00 p.m.
Youth Group 6:30 p.m.
Children's Ministry 7:00 p.m.
"...lengthen they cords, and strengthen thy stakes..."


ers AND Grandpa, Do You Know Who I am?
With Maria Schriver Five lessons on how
grandchildren can cope with the experience
of the disease January 19 10 a.m.-noon Bar-
ron Library 461 N. Main Street.
Please RSVP by January 11, 2010. No
Cost! Seating is Limited!
The Alzheimer's Association Florida
Gulf Coast Chapter provides a support sys-
tem for those affected by Alzheimer's dis-
ease or a related disorder and their care-
givers through patient and family services,
education, advocacy and research.
For more information about the Alzheim-
er's Association contact the Florida Gulf
Coast Chapter at 727-578-2558 or go online
at www.alz.org/FlGulfCoast to learn about
this troubling disease.
The Florida Gulf Coast Chapter serves 17
Florida counties (from Hernando County
down to Collier) where there are more than
189,000 people who are estimated to be liv-
ing with Alzheimer's disease.
There are only eight states in the U.S. with
more cases of Alzheimer's disease than are
reported in the Florida Gulf Coast Chapter's
service region.


PW Christthe


Lutheran
Church
"Where everybody is Somebody and Jesus is Lord "
9:15 a.m Sunday Worship
Lord's Supper 1 st, 3rd & 5th Sunday
10:30 am. Bible L.1,-

863-675-2733
christthekingc@aol.com
www.christtheklnglabelle.ws/
.4 miles west of Hwy 29 on CR 78


January 7, 2010


Caloosa Belle







Local cowboy makes it l



in SSBR National Finals


Last week local bull rider Justin Walker of
LaBelle found out that he made the cut into
the 2009 SSBR National Finals. The finals
will be held at the Hendry County Rodeo
Grounds in LaBelle on Jan. 8 and 9. This is
a dream come true for Justin, who has been
dreaming of becoming a professional bull
rider since he was two years old. His first
"bull" was a suitcase. He would buck off
it, throw his hat into the air and bow to the
crowd. At the age of three he started riding
sheep. He won his first buckle at the age of
four at the Cracker Day Rodeo in North Fort
Myers.
Bull riding runs in the Walker family. Jus-
tin's grandfather Clearence Walker (Papa)
was a cowboy all his life. Clearence was a
cowboy by trade and a bull rider for plea-
sure. He also rode to make extra money
to help support his family. He won numer-
ous jackpot rodeos and in 1962 he won the
Oneco, FL Rodeo receiving a buckle and 120
dollars. Papa had a great influence on Jus-
tin's bull riding. They spent hours discussing
the art of bull riding together. When Justin
got into a slump his papa would talk him
through it. They had a bond that no one else
in the family had. When Papa passed away
three years ago the family decided that Jus-


tin should have the buckle that he had won
back in 1962. Justin wears it at all times with
great pride.
At the age of ten Justin started riding
steers and at the age of 12 started riding
junior bulls. In 2005 he won the junior bull
riding buckle from the Bullpit Outreach
Ministry. During the same year he obtained
the Swamp Cabbage Festival junior bull rid-
ing buckle. He started riding pro bulls at 13
years of age. He has been a member of the
Florida High School Rodeo Association for
the past four years. In those four years he
has made it to the State finals two times.
This is his senior year and he has won three
out of five rodeos for the high school circuit.
With those three wins he has added three
more buckles to his collection. He is lead-
ing in the FHSRA bull riding standing. He has
also been a member of the Southern States
Bull Riders for four years as well. This year is
the first time in those four years that he has
made it into the finals.
Come out this weekend to the SSBR Na-
tional Finals and cheer on Justin Walker with
all of his family and friends. It would be great
for the 2009 SSBR Championship Buckle to
stay here in LaBelle.


Rodeo events this weekend


The 3rd Annual Ronald McDonald House
Charities of Southwest Florida Rodeo is
coming to LaBelle. Here's a list of events:
Thursday, Jan. 7: The public can par-
ticipate in an SSBR Fishing Tournament on
Lake Okeechobee at 9 a.m. in Clewiston at
the Roland & Mary Ann Martins Marina &
Resort. After a day on the lake, kick back
with the SSBR riders and listen to live coun-
try music performed free by Mickey Cash at
the Marina's Tiki Bar from 6-10 p.m.
Friday, Jan. 8: Start the day at Big Cypress
Seminole Indian Reservation at 10 a.m. as
riders and their fans explore Billie Swamp
Safari until 2 p.m. Then, round up at the
Hendry County Rodeo Grounds on S.R. 29
South in LaBelle for the first round of the
SSBR 2009 National Finals.
Gates open at 5 p.m. Bounce houses,
games, food, and live country music pre-
formed by Nashville recording artist KC
Johns.
Youth Rodeo from 6-7:30 p.m., which
is open to participants under 18 only. Events
include Breakaway Roping, Team Penning,
Buddy Pickup and Relay Race.
Championship Bull Riding Main Event
and first round is from 8-10 p.m.
After Party from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. host-
ed at the Rodeo Grill in LaBelle.
Saturday, Jan. 9: The thrills continue as
fans and riders choose to skydive from 9
a.m.-2 p.m. at Skydive Air Adventures in
Clewiston, or compete in a friendly golf tour-
nament at The Glades Golf & RV Resort on
S.R. 80 between LaBelle and U.S. 27. Then,
round up again at the Hendry County Ro-
deo Grounds on S.R. 29 South for the Final
Round of the SSBR 2009 National Finals.


Gates open at noon. Bounce houses,
games, food, and live country music pre-
formed by Nashville recording artist KC
Johns.
The SSBR 2009 National Finals will hap-
pen rain or shine. The Hendry County Rodeo
Grounds have covered bleachers. General
admission is $10 for Friday and $10 for Sat-
urday. All other events are fee-based, unless
noted otherwise. For additional information,
or to reserve tickets, call 863-885-1537 or
visit the website at: www.ronaldrodeo.com.
The 3rd Annual Ronald McDonald House
Charities of Southwest Florida Rodeo is
sponsored in part by grants from Hendry
County Tourist Development Council and
VISITFLORIDA. All proceeds from both
nights support the Ronald McDonald House
Charities of Southwest Florida.



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LHS boys soccer finishes in second place 1


The LHS Boys Soccer team finished sec-
ond at the 2nd Annual SWFL Winter invita-
tional last week. After playing probably their
worst game of the year in the first game of
the tournament (a 6-0 loss to Golden Gate
High School), the Cowboys turned things
around and won their next two games.
Coach Frost said, "Consistency has been
the key to the Cowboy soccer team's suc-
cess so far this year. The defense has been
outstanding. When these guys come ready
to play as a team, they almost always have
a chance to win." In the first game of the
tournament, the Cowboys looked a bit rusty
from the week long Christmas break. "I'm
not going to make excuses for these boys,


they should have been (mentally) ready to
play. They knew they were going against a
very good team in the first game," said Frost.
Golden Gate ended up winning the tourna-
ment and still has an undefeated record at
12-0-1. Despite that loss, the Cowboys woke
up and played better the rest of the tourna-
ment.
In the second game against Barron Col-
lier, the Cowboys found themselves down
1-0 late in the second half. But an official
call resulting in a questionable goal by Jesus
Andrade, allowed the Cowboys to pull even.
With about ten minutes left in the game, the
Cowboys ran a set play (the results of a pen-
alty on Barron Collier) in front of the oppo-


Sports Shorts


Meeting for local skatepark
The Hendry-LaBelle Recreation Depart-
ment is holding a meeting with all youth and
adults interested in our Skate Park Project at
5:30 p.m.. Thursday, Jan. 21, 2010, join them
at the Recreation Office, 310 W Cowboy
Way, to talk about the upcoming project.
They will be discussing fundraisers, looking
over park designs and choosing a location
for the park.. Feel free to call the Recreation
Office at 863-675-5347.

Need your car washed?
The Hendry-LaBelle Recreation Board is
hosting a car wash to help the skate park
fund. Please join the fun Saturday, Jan. 23,
from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at U-Save. If you are in-
terested in helping, contact Courtney at 863-
675-5347. The car wash is donation based,
so come out and help this great cause.

Attention shooters
Come join the fun at the Hendry County
Gun Range Wednesday and Saturday morn-
ings. Shoot trap or skeet for $4 per 24 tar-
gets. If you like night shooting come join the
Caloosa Sports Shooters and shoot under
the lights on Thursdays. For more informa-
tion contact Dave Alexander at 675-0500.
Caloosa Sports Shooters will work with
non-profits for fundraisers at the range.

Sports Network open to locals
The Caloosa Belle invites you to check
out the innovative new LaBelle Sports Net-
work on the internet. Youth, adult recreation
leagues, and school sports teams now have
an online sports page and resource they can
call their own. This free site is a partnership
between the Caloosa Belle and Community
Sports Desk, a national sports software com-
pany. Team representatives can post their
schedules, game stories, statistics, standings
and photos on dedicated web pages on the
site. This is an invaluable and professional
tool the community now has to positively
highlight local sports. There is absolutely no
charge for teams and leagues to participate
in LaBelle Sports Network. The site will be
supported by sponsored web advertising
featuring an innovative revenue sharing
model, with 20% of web advertising sales on
the site going back to the participating teams


and leagues. Local businesses interested in
finding out how to become a sponsor can
contact their local Caloosa Belle advertis-
ing representative at 863 675-2541 or call
Judy Kasten at 863-763-3134 or by email at
jkasten@strato.net. Interested teams and
leagues can contact Renee Hawley by e-mail
at rhawley@communitysportsdesk.com.
to participate and find out how your team
can win a free pizza party! Call Renee toll
free at 888-853-7904 for a demonstration or
to get started right away. To visit the LaBelle
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nent's goal. Jesus Gamez's kick was deflect-
ed by a defender and Ignacio Acosta cleaned
up a loose ball near the goal for the winning
score. Also of note during the game was the
defensive play of Miguel Carranza, who dur-
ing a play involving multiple shots in front of
the LHS goal, came back and kicked a sure
goal out just before going into the net.
In game three the next night, the Cow-
boys faced a familiar foe in Immokalee.
LaBelle started out slowly as Immokalee
took the lead (about ten minutes into the
game) on a tough shot that was deflected
several times before making it past LaBelle
goal keeper Chris Marroquin. But, once
again the Cowboys did not give up. After
finally getting the ball past midfield against
a tough Immokalee defense, Cowboy for-
ward Jesus Andrade crossed in front of the
goal and kicked a shot with his left foot that
was slightly deflected and squeezed past the
Immokalee goalie. Later in the first half, the
Cowboys had a fairly long free kick just past
mid-field.
Jesus Gamez kicked a long ball that
looked as if it might go over the Immokalee
goal. Instead, it fooled the goalie and went
into the top right corner of the net. The score
would remain the same for the rest of the
game and seal the Cowboy victory, and the
second place finish. The Cowboy defense
really stood out in the second half espe-
cially the play of Gabriel Barron, who had to
mark Immokalee's best player for the final
20 minutes of the game. The Cowboys re-
cord stands at 6-3-2.


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International

hockey player

Caleb Stit and the Florida Eels Squirt
A Hockey Team are heading to the In-
ternational Silversitcks Hockey Tour-
nament in Sarnia, Ontario, over Martin
Luther King weekend. The Florida Eels
won the Southeast Regional Qualifier
in Huntsville, Alabama, back in early
December. They beat teams from At-
lanta, GA and Charlotte, NC and went
undefeated. Their win qualified them to
join American and Canadien teams in
the International Finals. Silversticks is
a premiere hockey tournament that is
well known throughout North America.
It is a yearly tournament that began in
1960. The team can expect thousands
of spectators to join them in Sarnia for
the events from January 14-17.


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January 7, 2010


Sissi's Place gets makeover


The atmosphere at Sissi's Place has
gone from the Wild West to the deep
jungle, but clients will still find the same
great service. "The place just needed a
little sprucing up," owner/operator Sissi
Pack said.
She and her husband, Wayne, opened
the business at 264 N. Bridge Street in
2003. Sissi has been a hairdresser for 14
years.
Also new: When you come to Sissi's
Place you will now find gorgeous hand-
bags, jewelry and hair accessories for
sale. Check out the unique slide show in
the waiting area. With some 8,000 purses
to choose from, you're bound to find just


Caloosa Belle/Patty Brant
Pictured front row from left: Kenna Pack with her buddy Beary; Felicia How-
ard, Teresa Moreno. Second row: KayLynn Doll and Tonya Bell, Third row: Sissi
Pack, Abby Gonzalez, Merry Kelly and Shanna Sanders. Back: Wayne Pack. Nail
tech Danielle Pack is not pictured.




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$15,000 HANDYMANS DREAM located $115,000- MANUFACTURED HOME
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has great potental.boating & fishing. Owner has recently
required on all offers. 200923035 upgraded roof w/new metal roof.
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$45000 THIS 3 2 OFFERS the master
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located in Lehigh Acres. Third party
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$55000 BRING ALL REASONABLE
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$64000 THIS VERY SPACIOUS 4 bed-
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$89900 WOW DON'T LET THIS ONE
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offers over 2000 sq. ft of living area and sits
on a half acres. Third Party approval
required on all offers. 200945075


$69,500 2 BEDROOM 1 BATH on a
fenced 0.43 acres of beautiful oaks and nice-
ly landscaped corner lot. Property has a
detached carport, small entry porch, and a
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$129,000 GREAT 3/2/2 HOME with gran-
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$225000 3/2 POOL HOME located on
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WORKING RANCH: 40 ACRES
with 3/2 mobile home, large
steel building, barns, cow
pens, guest/caretaker apt.,
$500,000. BRING OFFERS!
ADJACENT 93.33 ACRES of
fenced improved pasture.
May divide $8,000 per acre.
CHARMING OLDER Bonita
Spgs. home on 2.2 acres. I/G
pool, new kitchen. 2 cabins
(leased). Detached work-
shop. Carport with office, 1/2
bath. $495,000.
REDUCED! RIVERFRONT:
BRING OFFERS 39 Acres in
Ortona, 1561' riverfront, with
3 acres Commercial Zoning. 2
homes and 2000' of canal
frontage with direct river
access. SELLER FINANCING.
$2,395,000
* REDUCED BRING OFFERS: 5
Acres. Lots of oaks. Beautiful
homesite. Sunset Trail, Muse.
$75,000 SELLER FINANCING.
* 16.79 ACRES South of
LaBelle, $129,500.
* 2.5 ACRES, lots of trees, pri-
vate. $39,500.
* 26.67 AIREDWDING!
* .86 Acre, tree covered lot.
Thigpen Rd. Seller financing.
$59,900.
* 10 ACRES Al Don Farming
Rd. $95,000.
* 2.2 A(:ENDMGI-G!
* 76+ ACRES South of
LaBelle, may divide, $5,500
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HISTORIC COMMERCIAL
OFFICE BUILDING in down-
town LaBelle. Restored. Fully
occupied. Busy location.
(Building/property only)
$374,900
* BRING OFFERS!
Commercial lot on SR 29 S.
Grab on to this one for the
future! Great location for con-
venience store, laundry,
restaurant, small strip center,
etc. $129,500
* CONVENIENCE STORE,
beer and wine license. Busy
Cowboy Way Corner.
$450,000. SELLER FINANCING
* Cozy home on 240' of canal
front with river access in
Ortona. 2 lots. $220,000
* 5+/- ACRES, heavily wood-
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Kirby Thompson Rd. SELLER
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$2,900,000.
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half zoned commercial.
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the one you've been looking for, along
with the perfect crystal or rhinestone jew-
elry to complement your new look.
Sissi's can also provide you with the
right hair products to keep your new "do"
looking fresh from the hairdressers. Look
for Bolage, Matrix, Redken and Kenra
products among others.
There are now eight beauticians and
one nail tech at Sissi's full service salon.
Their skilled beauticians can make every-
one look their best from kids to adults,
men and women.
Walk-ins welcome. Call 675-7474 for
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CBS 3 BR/3BA home on 27.5
acres. Features include cus-
tom cabinetry, pool w/spa
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fencing, stable and pasture,
storage building with 2 A/C
rooms, Shop with 8 offices,
2 baths, kitchenette.
Drastically reduced.
$925,000.
3/2 CBS home on 20 +/- ac.
fenced, 40x60 workshop,
36x36 horse barn w/tack
room! Bring offers!
$699,000.
Custom 5BD/4.5BA pool
home on 3 acs with metal
roof, hardwood, floors,
office, and alarm. Water
heater, cooktop, dryer, pool
heater, whole house genera-
tor are powered by
propane. 2 car garage fin-
ished upstairs complete
with a full bath. Call for
detailed amenities list.
$560,000.
3/2 CBS home. Oversized
garage, indoor utility, large
spacious bedrooms, large
master suite, great room,
breakfast room, tile/wood
flooring, & lanai. $399,900
3BR/2.5BA home in Old Fort
Denaud. Split floor plan, for-
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$350,000.
20 acres and a one bedroom
cabin in excellent condition.
Great weekend get-a-way
Seller .in 11. .,. available.
$299,900.
Beautiful 3371 sq ft.
1.1 .1. custom split floor
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$295,000.
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$269,900.
1.1 .-. 2 story home on
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20'x62 pole barn, 20x62 pole
barn" w/workshop.
$250,000.
4BR/2.5BA CBS 3 story
home within city limits.
Features include 2 fire-
places, 3rd floor game
room. Great for a growing
family $199,900.
3/2 CBS home located in
Belmont area. Features a
formal living room, family
room, new roof in '07.
Private back yard overlook-
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Palmdale 1.1 .1. home
on 6 acres with a small palm
and oak tree nursery
$188,800.
Immaculate 1.1 .1. CBS
home with new galvalume
roof on 2 +/-acs. $179,900.
1BD/1BA brick home in city
business zone. Perfect busi-
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5 CBS homes in Laurel Oaks
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$145,000 to $240,000.
2BR/1BA home with New
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* Nice 1.25+/- ac. in Montura $8,000.
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MANUFACTURED
HOMES
$29,000 3/2 in the city
limits, needs TLC. Bank
Foreclosure Sold As Is.
$59,000 3/2 in Ortona
$64,900 New MH on 1/2
ac off SR29
$69,900 4/2 on 2 Ac.
Foreclosure, Sold As Is -
Over 2,000 sq. ft. built in
1996
$79,900 3/2 on 2 ac. in
Muse.
$89,000 3/2 in Moore
Haven Yacht Club 1200
Sq Ft.
$117,000 4/2 Newer MH
on /2 Ac, Seller Motivated.
REDUCED! $119,000 -
3/2 on 2 /2 Ac Recent
Updates 1436 Sq Ft.
$125,000 Newer 3/2 on a
nicely located 5 ac. parcel
in Muse.
$150,000 3/2 on 6 Ac,
Marshall Field Rd. Seller
Financing.
$375,000 3/2 on 30 Ac in
Muse, Oaks, Creek, &
Great Pasture.
HOMES
$39,000 Well main-
tained Country Village
2/2
$64,000 3/2 in town, cor-
ner lot.
$69,000 2/2 Great
Starter in Port LaBelle.
$74,000 2/2 in Port
LaBelle, large porch.
$79,900 Newer 3/2, built
in 2005, Short Sale.
$125,000 CBS 3/2 w/2
car garage on 2 ac, Short
Sale.
$129,000 3/2 Modular,
Make Offer.
$157,500 3/2 in Laurel
Oaks, needs TLC, Seller
Financing.

S.'S'OLDii!
ing.
$179,900 4/2 in Muse
Country Cabin on 2+ Ac.
$225,000 3/2 in Gated
Riverbend Estates, Seller
says Make Offer.
$299,000 Country home
on 5 Ac. many updates,
newer roof, over 2,000 sq.
ft. & 2 car garage.
$459,000 3/2 Upgrades
adorn CBS Country Pool
Home w/outbuildings, rid-
ing arena, 13 Ac.
COMMERCIAL/
INDUSTRIAL
$119,000 1/2 Acre
Commercial Lot on Davis
St.
$199,000 Vacant 2 ac. on
SR 80, just west of town
$200,000 State Road 80
Corner /2 Ac, B-1 w/bill-
board income.
$249,000 4640 sq. ft.
- SOLDR! ce


$295,000 REDUCED -
4800 Sq. Ft. Steel Bldg. on
fenced 1 Ac Industrial,
$395,000 1 ac on Main
St., busy downtown loca-
tion w/older bldg.
$399,000 4.5Ac, 2400
Steel Bldg Industrial,
Possible Lease Option.
REDUCED $399,000 -
Short Sale! 2 Steel Bldgs,
over 8000 Sq. Ft. Zoned
PUD on 2+ Ac.
$559,000 3 Ac+/- with
Bldg on Sr 29, C-2 zoning.
$550,000 5 Ac +/-
Industrial. Will split,
Cleared & Filled, Seller
Financing.
WATERFRONT
$55,000 2/2 MH in River
Oaks/Ortona, now water-
front!
$159,000 Over 1 ac. on
the main river, F Denaud
Rd.
$189,000 Manufac-tured
home on 1 ac., Ortona
$192,500 Old Ft.
Denaud 1 Ac.
$199,000 Hidden
Hammock 1 Ac w/dock.
$395,000 High Elevation
with long views, 5 Ac.
$389,000 3/2 Super CBS
River Home w/pool on
Oxbow w/dock on double
lot.
$499,000 Eagle Point
lAc Deep Water &
Protected Harbor w/ Lg
Dock.
$425,000 3/4 in Ft.
Denaud on 2.6+/- ac with
228 ft. riverfront.
$550,000 Spectacular 7
Ac Pasture w/Oaks, 500 Ft
on the River, Below
Appraisal.
$1,55t0 I. .
Hom- L ULLJI
the River, Double Dock,
Really Private.
LOTS & LAND
$4,900 Moore Haven
Yacht Club lot
$5,900 Port Labelle
Lots, Seller financing
$9,900 Mobile home
lots, south of town
$13,500 1.25 Ac in
Montura Ranches
$39,900 2.2 Ac Rural
Residential Fenced
DEAL OF THE DAY!
$49,000 Estate
Homesite in Oak Haven.
2 ac with great oaks.
$65,000 4.2 ac. on
Fernwood. Great buy!
$100,000 2.5 Ac Hwy 27,
Clewiston
$125,000 Ft Denaud
Acres, 8 ac. private loca-
tion
$495,000 Development
Potential Platted lots on
16+/- Ac.




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$425 per month + se-
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Bryan Ave. 2Br/lBa
$525 per month + se-
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4042 Rainbow Circle,
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month + security de-
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month + security de-
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NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS
Florida Department of Transportation Project
Bids will be received by the District One Office until 2:00 RM. on Thursday,
January 21, 2010, for the following Proposals:
E1H68- A Certification of Qualification is not required for extending turn
lane on State Road 35 (US 98) in Polk County. Budget Estimate:
$110,859.00
E1H91- A Cerbficaton of Qualificaton is not required for Mechanical
Sweeping in Desoto & Hardee Counties. Budget Estimate: $16,214.00
E1H92- A Certification of Qualification is not required for Tree Trimming &
Power Sheanng in Highlands & Okeechobee Counties. Budget Estimate:
$250,000.00
E1H93- A Certification of Qualification is not required for Long line Striping
in Manatee & Sarasota Counties. Budget Estimate: $297,000.00
E1H94- A Certification of Qualification is not required for Thermoplastic
Markings & Messages in Manatee & Sarasota Counties. Budget Estimate:
$297,000.00
E1H95- A Certification of Qualification is not required for Mowing & Litter
Removal in Manatee & Sarasota Counties. Budget Eshmate: $90,000.00
E1H96- A Certification of Qualification is not required for Guardrail Repair &
Replacement in Charlotte, Lee, Collier, Glades, & Hendry Counties. Budget
Estimate: $216,000.00
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342366 CB/CN 12/31/09 1/7/10

LEGAL NOTICE
Notice is hereby given that the City of Pahokee General Election will be
held on March 9, 2010 between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. for
the purpose of electing a mayor and two commissioners, each for a term of
three (3) years. Candidates must be a qualified elector of the City of Pa-
hokee.
The first day for filing as a candidate will be January 26, 2010 beginning at
noon, and the final day for filing will be February 9, 2010 at noon. Candi-
dates must file in person with the City Clerk at City Hall, 171 North Lake
Avenue, Pahokee, FL 33476 between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Each candi-
date shall be voted upon by the electorate at large.
Registered voters in Precincts 6006 and 6008 are qualified to vote in this
election. To qualify as a registered voter for this General Election, you
must register with the Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections by Feb-
ruary 8,2010.
In the event that no candidate receives a majonty of the votes for a par-
bcular office, a Run-Off Election shall be held on March 23, 2010 between
the two candidates who receive the largest number of votes for that seat.
Susan Feltner
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PORT LABELLE COMMUNITY
DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT
A vacancy has occurred on the
Board of Supervisors of the Port
LaBelle Community Development
District. The remaining Board is
authorized to appoint a successor
to the Board to fill the vacancy
for the remainder of the term.
Applicants are sought for the po-
sition and must be a resident of
the District. Applications should
be submitted no later than 2:00
PM., 1/20/2010. Interested per-
sons should submit a letter of in-
terest stating their background
and experience.
Submit to:
Board of Supervisors
Port LaBelle Community
Development District
P.O. Box 1605
LaBelle, FL 33975


PUBLIC NOTICE
Pursuant to Chapter 298.12, Flonda
Statutes, a meeting of landowners
of BARRON WATER CONTROL DIS-
TRICT will be held at 9:30 A.M.,
January 21, 2010, at the Distnct of-
fice on 3293 Dellwood Terrace,
Port LaBelle, Florida 33935.
The purpose of the meeting is to
elect one member of the Board of
Supervisors and review annual re-
ports.
Landowners may cast one vote for
each acre or fraction thereof
owned, either in person or by
proxy. Proxy forms are available by
calling 863-675-0346. The Board of
Supervisors will meet immediately
after adjournment of the Landown-
ers' Meeting.
This meeting is open to the public.
Mark D. Colbert, Chairman
342897 CB/CGS 1/7,14/10

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURTOF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO. 09-893-CA
SUNCOAST SCHOOLS FEDERAL
CREDIT UNION,
Paintiff
v.
SCOTT MACHADO,
Defendants
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: CARMEN CUEVAS n/k/a CAR-
MEN MACHADO AND UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF CARMEN CUEVAS n/k/a
CARMEN MACHADO, and all un-
known parties claiming by, through,
under and against the herein named
Individual Defendant(s), who are not
known to be dead or alive, whether
said unknown parties may claim an
interest as spouses, heirs, devisees,
grantees, assignees, lienors, credi-
tors, trustees, or other claimants.
Current Residence Unknown, but
whose last known address was:
11736 Eros Rd., Lehigh Acres, FL
33971.
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an ac-
tion to foreclose a mortgage on the
following property in HENDRY
County, Flonda, to-wit:
LOT 21, BLOCK 7, PORT LA-
BELLE HOLIDAY PARK UNIT 1
ACCORDING TO THE PLAf
THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 4, PAGE 3, OF THE PUB-
LIC RECORDS OF HENDRY
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
has been filed against you and you
are required to serve a copy of your
wntten defenses, if any, to it on
Robert M. Coplen, Esquire, Robert
M. Coplen, PA.,, 10225 Ulmerton
Road, Suite 5A, Largo, FL 33771, on
or before February 2010 or within
thirty (30) days after the first publi-
cation of this Notice of Acton, and
file onginal with the Clerk of this
Court at 25 Hickpochee Ave., La-
Belle, FL 33975, either before ser-
vice on Plaintiff's attorney or
immediately thereafter; otherwise, a
default wil be entered against you
for the relief demanded in the com-
plaint pehtion.
WITNESS my hand and seal of the
Court on this 22nd day of December,
2009.
BARBARA S. BUTLER
Clerk of the Court
By: /S/ HAMMOND
Deputy Clerk
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 26-2009-CA-000470
BENEFICIAL FLORIDA INC.,
Paintiff,
vs.
RALPH LIVINGSTON, et al,
Defendantss.
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursu-
ant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage
Foreclosure dated November 13,
2009 and entered in Case No.
26-2009-CA-000470 of the Circuit
Court of the TWENTIETH Judicial
Circuit in and for HENDRY County,
Florida wherein BENEFICIAL FLORI-
DA INC., is the Plaintiff and RALPH
LIVINGSTON; ANY AND ALL UN-
KNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST
THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL
DEFENDANTS) WHO ARE NOT
KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE,
WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PAR-
TIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS
SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANT-
EES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; BEN-
FIFICAL FLORIDA, INC.; are the
Defendants, I will sell to the highest
and best bidder for cash at IN
FRONT OF THE OFFICE OF THE
CLERK OF THE COURT, BEING THE
SECOND FLOOR HALLWAY OF THE
HENDRY COUNTY ADMINISTRATION
BUILDING CORNER OF HIGHWAY 80
AND 29TH SOUTH, LABELLE, FLORI-
DA at 11:00AM, on the 13th day of
Jan., 2010, the following descnbed
property as set forth in said Final
Judgment:
THE SOUTH 1/2 OF THE NORTH-
EAST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHEAST
1/4 OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF
THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF SEC-
TION 13, TOWNSHIP 44 SOUTH,
RANGE 32 EAST, HENDRY
COUNTY, FLORIDA, ALSO
KNOWN AS LOT 3719, MONTURA
RANCH ESTATES. TOGETHER
WITH THAT CERTAIN MOBILE
HOME LOCATED THEREON AS A
FIXTURE AND APPURTENANCE
THERETO, MOBILE HOME ID NO.
GDLCFL43804577
A/K/A 720 N KENNEL STREET
CLEWISTON, FL 33440
Any person claiming an interest in
the surplus from the sale, if any,
other than the property owner as of
the date of the Lis Pendens must file
a claim within sixty (60) days after
the sale.
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal
of this Court on Dec. 21st, 2009.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ S. MILLER
Deputy Clerk
Florida Default Law Group, PL.
P.O. Box 25018
Tampa, Flonda 33622-5018
F09045077
*See Americans with Disabilities
Act In accordance with the
Americans with Disabilities Act,
persons needing special accom-
modation to participate in this
proceeding should contact the
Deputy Court Administrator
whose office is located at Lee
County Justice Center Room
3112, 1700 Monroe Street, Fort
Myers, Florida 33901, telephone
number (813) 335-2299;
1-800,- 955-877/ (TDD), or
1-800-955-8770 (v), via Florida
Relay Service, not later than
seven (7) days prior to the pro-
ceeding.
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO.: 26-2008-CA-000936
FIFTH THIRD BANK, A MICHI-
GAN CORPORATION, SUCCES-
SOR IN INTEREST TO R-G
CROWN BANK,
Plaintiff,
vs.
MICHAEL J. LARGE
A/K/A MICHAEL LARGE, et al
Defendant(s).
NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED
FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pur-
suant to an Order Rescheduling Fore-
closure Sale dated December 30,
2009 and entered in Case No.
26-2008-CA-000936 of the Circuit
Court of the TWENTIETH Judicial Cir-
cuit in and for HENDRY County, Flori-
da wherein FIFTH THIRD BANK, A
MICHIGAN CORPORATION, SUCCES-
SOR IN INTEREST TO R-G CROWN
BANK, is the Plaintiff and MICHAEL J.
LARE A/K/A MICHAEL LARE; THE
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MICHAEL J.
LARE A/K/A MICHAEL LARE N/K/A
ANN LARE; STONE AGE PAVERS,
INC.; are the Defendants, I will sell
to the highest and best bidder for
cash at IN FRONT OF THE OFFICE
OF THE CLERK OF THE COURT, BE-
ING THE SECOND FLOOR HALLWAY
OF THE HENDRY COUNTY ADMINIS-
TRATION BUILDING CORNER OF
HIGHWAY 80 AND 29TH SOUTH, LA-
BELLE, FLORIDA AT 11:00 AM, on
the 20th day of Jan., 2010, the fol-
lowing described property as set
forth in said final Judgment:
LOT 26, BLOCK 2032, PORT LA
BELLE UNIT 1, A SUBDIVI-
SION ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 50,
PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
A/K/A
2032 S MONTANA CIRCLE
LABELLE, FL 33935
Any person claiming an interest in
the surplus from the sale, if any, oth-
er than the property owner as of the
date of the Lis Pendens must file a
claim within sixty (60) days after the
sale.
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal
of this Court on Dec. 30, 2009.
Barbara S. Bufter
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ D. Hammond
Deputy Clerk
Florida Default Law Group, PL.
P.O. Box 25018
Tampa, Florida 33622-5018
F08074203
**See Americans with
Disabilities Act** In accordance
with the Americans with
Disabilities act, persons needing
a special accommodation to par-
ticipate in this proceeding
should contact the Deputy Court
Administrator whose office is lo-
cated at Lee County Justice Cen-
ter, Room 3112, 1700 Monroe
Street, Fort Myers, Florida
33901, telephone number
( 8 1 3 ) 3 3 5 2 2 9 9 ;
1-800-955-8771 (TDD), or
1-800-955-8770 (v), via Florida
Relay Service, not later than
seven (7) days prior to this pro-
ceeding.
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IN THE CIRCUITCOURT OF
THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
HENRY COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO. 2009-CA-000894
COLONIAL SAVINGS, EA.,
Paintiff,
VS.
OSCAR A. LAINEZ A/K/A OSCAR
ARMANDO LAINEZ-ALVAREZ; THE
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF OSCAR A.
LAINEZ A/K/A OSCAR ARMANDO
LAINEZ-ALVAREZ; ANA C. LAI-
NEZ; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
ANA C. LAINEZ; IF LIVING, IN-
CLUDING ANY UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF SAID DEFENDANTSS,
IF REMARRIED, AND IF DE-
CEASED, THE RESPECTIVE UN-
KNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDI-
TORS, LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES,
AND ALL OTHER PERSONS
CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER
OR AGAINST THE NAMED DEFEN-
DANT(S); PORT LA BELLE UNIT
FOUR PROPERTY HOMEOWNER'S
ASSOCIATION, INC.; WHETHER
DISSOLVED OR PRESENTLY EX-
ISTING, TOGETHER WITH ANY
GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDI-
TORS, LIENORS, OR TRUSTEES
OF SAID DEFENDANTS) AND ALL
OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER, OR AGAINST
DEFENDANTSS; UNKNOWN TEN-
ANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2;
Defendants)
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that, pur-
suant to a Rnal Summary Judg-
ment of Foreclosure entered in
the above-styled cause, in the Cir-
cuit Court of HENDRY County,
Flonda, I will sell the property
situate in HENDRY County, Flon-
da, described as:
LOT 13, BLOCK 2151, PORT
LABELLE UNIT 4, ACCORD-
ING TO THE PLAT THEREOF,
AS RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 3, PAGE 86, OF THE
PUBLIC RECORDS OF HEND-
RY COUNTY, FLORIDA.
A/K/A
4038 E. Sunflower Circle
Labelle, FL 33935
at public sale, to the highest and
best bidder, for cash, Clerk of the
Circuit Court in the Hendry County
Courthouse (being the second
floor hallway of the Hendry
County Courts Building), LaBelle,
FL 33935 at 11:00 AM, on Jan.
13, 2010.
DATED THIS 18th day of Dec.
2009.
Any person claiming an interest
in the surplus from the sale, if
any, other than the property own-
er as of the date of the lis pen-
dens, must file a claim within 60
days after the sale.
Witness, my hand and seal of
this court on the 18th day of Dec.
2009.
CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
SHARON ROBERTSON
By /S/ D. Hammond
Deputy Clerk
Law Offices of
Daniel C. Consuegra
9204 King Palm Drive
Tampa, FL 33619-1328
Attorneys for Plaintiff
In accordance with the Americans
With Disabilities Act of 1990, per-
sons needing a special accommo-
daton to participate in this
proceeding should contact the
ASA Coordinator no later than
seven (7) days prior to the pro-
ceeding. If hearing impaired,
please call (800) 955-8771 (TDD)
or (800) 955-8770 (voice), via
Flonda Relay Service.
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NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
HENDRY COUNTY PUBLIC
SAFETY COORDINATING
COUNCIL
Notice is hereby given that the
Hendry County Public Safety Co-
ordinating Council will hold a
meeting on Fnday, January 8,
2010, at 10:00 A.M., in the Hend-
ry County Staff Conference Room,
1st Floor, 165 S. Lee Street,
Room A-118, LaBelle, Flonda.
The meeting is open to the public.
The meeting site is accessible by
the disabled.
If a person decides to appeal
any decision made with respect to
any matter considered at this
meeting, he/she will need a
record of the proceedings, and
that, for such purpose, he/she
may need to ensure that a verba-
tim record of the proceedings is
made, which record includes the
testimony and evidence upon
which the appeal is to be based.
Board of County Commissioners
of Hendry County, Honda
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO.: 26-2008-CA-000748
BANK OF AMERICA, N.A,
Plaintiff,
vs.
JOSE L. CARRERO, et al
Defendant(s).
NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED
FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pur-
suant to an Order Rescheduling Fore-
closure Sale dated December 30,
2009 and entered in Case No.
26-2008-CA-000748 of the Circuit
Court of the TWENTIETH Judicial Cir-
cuit in and for HENDRY County, Flori-
da wherein BANK OF AMERICA, N.A.,
is the Plaintiff and JOSE L. CARRE-
RO; are the Defendants, I will sell to
the highest and best bidder for cash
at IN FRONT OF THE OFFICE OF THE
CLERK OF THE COURT, BEING THE
SECOND FLOOR HALLWAY OF THE
HENDRY COUNTY ADMINISTRATION
BUILDING CORNER OF HIGHWAY 80
AND 29TH SOUTH, LABELLE, FLORI-
DA AT 11:00 AM, on the 20th day of
Jan., 2010, the following described
property as set forth in said final
Judgment:
THE EAST ONE-HALF (E 1/2) OF
THE SOUTHEAST ONE-QUAR-
TER (SE 1/4) OF THE SOUTH-
EAST ONE-QUARTER (SE) OF
THE SOUTHEAST ONE-QUAR-
TER (SE 1/4) OF THE NORTH-
WEST ONE-QUARTER (NW
1/4) OF SECTION 35 TOWN-
SHIP 44 SOUTH, RANGE 32
EAST, HENDRY COUNTY,
FLORIDA, SUBJECT TO AN
EASEMENT FOR AN ACCESS
ROAD F THE SOUTH 40 FEET
AND EAST 30 FEET THEREOF,
A/K/A TRACT 4537, MONTURA
RANCH ESTATES.
A/K/A 393 APPALOOSA AVENUE
CLEWISTON, FL 33440
Any person claiming an interest in
the surplus from the sale, if any, oth-
er than the property owner as of the
date of the Lis Pendens must file a
claim within sixty (60) days after the
sale.
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal
of this Court on Dec. 31, 2009.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ D. Hammond
Deputy Clerk
Florida Default Law Group, PL.
P.O. Box 25018
Tampa, Florida 33622-5018
F08059209
**See Americans with
Disabilities Act** In accordance
with the Americans with
Disabilities act, persons needing
a special accommodation to par-
ticipate in this proceeding
should contact the Deputy Court
Administrator whose office is lo-
cated at Lee County Justice Cen-
ter, Room 3112, 1700 Monroe
Street, Fort Myers, Florida
33901, telephone number
(813)335-2299; 1-800-955-
8771 (TDD), or 1-800-955-8770
(v), via Flonda Relay Service,
not later than seven (7) days
prior to this proceeding.
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURTOF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO.: 26-2009-CA-000262
JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL
ASSOCIATION, AS SUCCESSOR IN
INTEREST TO WASHINGTON MUTU-
AL BANK, FORMERLY KNOWN AS
WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, FA
Plaintiff,
vs.
LOIREL LOPEZ, et al,
Defendant(s).
NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED
FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pur-
suant to an Order Reschedulng
Foreclosure Sale dated December
30, 2009 and entered in Case No.
26-2009-CA-000262 of the Circuit
Court of the TWENTIETH Judicial
Circuit in and for HENDRY County,
Hornda wherein JPMORGAN CHASE
BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS
SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO
WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, FOR-
MERLY KNOWN AS WASHINGTON
MUTUAL BANK, FA, is the Plaintiff
and LOIREL LOPEZ; UNITED STATES
OF AMERICA ON BEHALF OF THE
ADMINISTRATOR OF THE SMALL
BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION; TEN-
ANT #1 N/K/A MILAGROS MARTI-
NEZ are the Defendants, I will sell to
the highest and best bidder for cash
at IN FRONT OF THE OFFICE OF
THE CLERK OF THE COURT, BEING
THE SECOND FLOOR HALLWAY OF
THE HENRY COUNTY ADMINIS-
TRATION BUILDING CORNER OF
HIGHWAY 80 AND 29TH SOUTH, LA-
BELLE, FLORIDA AT 11:00 AM, on
the 20th day of Jan., 2010, the fol-
lowing descnbed property as set
forth in said final Judgment:
THE WEST HALF OF THE
SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF THE
SOUTHWEST QUARTER, LESS
THE WEST 30 FEET AND THE
NORTH 30 FEET THEREOF RE-
SERVED FOR PERPETUAL
ROAD RIGHT-OF-WAY PUR-
POSES SECTION 4, TOWNSHIP
44 SOUTH, RANGE 29 EAST,
HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA.
A/K/A 305 E ROAD
LABELLE, FL 33935
Any person claiming an interest in
the surplus from the sale, if any,
other than the property owner as of
the date of the Lis Pendens must file
a claim within sixty (60) days after
the sale.
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal
of this Court on Dec. 31, 2009.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ D. Hammond
Deputy Clerk
Horida Default Law Group, ePL.
RO. Box 25018
Tampa, Florida 33622-5018
F09023322
**See Americans with
Disabilities Act** In accordance
with the Americans with
Disabilities act, persons needing
a special accommodation to par-
ticipate in this proceeding
should contact the Deputy Court
Administrator whose office is lo-
cated at Lee County Justice Cen-
ter, Room 3112, 1700 Monroe
Street, Fort Myers, Florida
33901, telephone number
(813)335-2299; 1-800-955-
8771 (TDD), or 1-800-955-8770
(v), via Florida Relay Service,
not later than seven (7) days
prior to this proceeding.
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ary 11, 2010 at 7 p.m. at the Hendry-Glades
Audubon educational program in LaBelle
to be held at the Dallas Townsend Building,
1085 Pratt Blvd., LaBelle. This informative
free presentation is open to the public. For
information contact Margaret England at
8640674-0695.

Come to brunch buffet
Hosted byAmerican Legion Auxiliary Unit
130 a Brunch Buffet Sunday Jan. 17, from 10
a.m.-2 p.m. Menu: scrambled eggs, bacon,
sausage, potatoes, French toast, sliced ham
and turkey, soup, fruit salad, rolls, condi-
ments, coffee and tea. All you can eat for $7.
Public welcome. Located at 699 Hickpochee
Ave. (SR 80) LaBelle.

Come to roast beef dinner
Hosted by American Legion Auxiliary
Unit 130 a roast beef dinner on Wednesday,
Jan. 20, from 5-7 p.m. Menu: roast beef,
baked potato, green beans, roll, coffee and
tea. $6. Desert available $1. Public welcome.
Located at 699 Hickpochee Ave. (SR 80) La-
Belle.

Pancakes in Ortona
The Ortona Community Association will
hold its first pancake breakfast of the new
year on Saturday, Jan. 9, from 7-9 a.m. at
the Ortona Community Hall, Ortona Locks
Road (Highway 78A). The all-you-can-eat
breakfast includes sausage, delicious pan-
cakes, juice and coffee for just $4.

Nobles to address historians
LaBelle's own Dr. Geraldine Burchard
Nobles will be the guest speaker at the
January meeting of the LaBelle Heritage
Museum at LaBelle City Hall on Thursday,
Jan. 7, at 7 p.m. Her talk will center on her
grandfather, Captain Melville Emory Forrey,
a former mayor of the Town of LaBelle and
the chairman of the first Hendry County
Board of County Commissioners.
The public is welcome at this and all
meetings of the LaBelle Heritage Museum
Association. For more information on La-
Belle Heritage Museum, its mission and up-
coming projects and programs, enter www.
tinyurl.com/labelleheritage into your com-
puter browser.

Free HIN1 vaccinations
Free HINI vaccinations will be given to
anyone in the suggested groups (adults 25-
64), children 6 months-24 years, pregnant
women, people who live with or care for
children under six months of age and peo-
ple over 65 with health conditions such as
diabetes, asthma, heart conditions, immune
disorders and any type of respiratory illness).
Come to the health department, 1140 Pratt
Blvd. Thursday, Jan. 7, Monday, Jan. 11, or
Tuesday, Jan. 19 4:30-7 p.m.; or Saturday,
Jan. 30, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Sponsor Legion pool event
The Sons Of the American Legion Post
130 LaBelle is seeking anchor sponsors for
its Pool Shoot-Out Tournament to be held


on April 11. Sponsorships range from: $100
for advertisement at both the Pool Shoot-
Out and the Legion Riders Poker Run; $250
for advertisement a both events plus all sat-
ellite tournaments (43 possible) and $500 or
more advertisement at both events, Satellite
Tournaments, the American Legion Web
Site and a brick to be placed a the Memo-
rial Park in your name in LaBelle. Contact:
Craig Bartoshuk, 2nd Vice SAL Squadron
130, American Legion 863-673-0186, craig-
bartoshuk@embarqmail.com or sal@le-
gionpostl30.org.

Felda community meets
The Felda Community Civic Association
meets the first and third Monday of each
month at 7 p.m. at the Felda Community
Center. Everyone welcome.

REAL classes

start in January
Florida Gulf Coast University and South-
west Florida Workforce Development Board
will start a new series of REAL (Rural Entre-
preneurship through Action Learning) class-
es starting Jan. 25 in LaBelle. The 10-week
class teaches the steps necessary to write
a successful business plan for the potential
small business owner or existing business
owner looking for a better way to operate
a business.
Learn how to compile and develop per-
tinent information including financial pro-
jections, feasibility of your business idea,
marketing to your target clientele, picking
the right location, pricing your product and
much more and put it together to make a
business plan. Classes are interactive as
members develop the skills to write their
plan.
Cost is $100 with a $90 refund upon suc-
cessful completion of the program. Classes
are 6-9 p.m. Monday, beginning Jan. 25. For
more information contact Janice at 863-840-
2279 or visit www.fgcu.edu/sbdc to register.

Writers group forming
A group is forming in LaBelle for seri-
ous writers. Please come to Barron Library
Thursday, Jan. 14, at noon. BYOPB (bring
your own peanut butter).

Widows to meet
The Widows Support Group will meet for
lunch at Beef 'O'Brady's January 21 at 11:30
a.m. All widows welcome.

Quit tobacco today
A free Community Health Promotion
Program at Hendry Regional Convenient
Care Center, 450 South Main Street, LaBelle,
through Feb. 10, 2010, 5:15-6:45 p.m. To reg-
ister or for more information contact: Quit
Smoking Now Facilitator, Nora Duley-Mal-
donado or Valarie James 863-674-4041 Ext.
128. Sponsored by Everglades Area Health
Education Center 800.819.2357/www.ea-
hectobaccoprogram.com.

Hogs R Us bake sale
Come to the 4-H Hogs R Us bake sale Sat-


urday, Jan. 9, at U-Save, beginning at 9 a.m.
Proceeds will be used for club activities.


VFW to host

volunteer education program
VFW Post 10100 will host a volunteer
education program Sunday, Jan. 17, at 12:30
p.m. Learn about the Hope Honor Guard
and Veteran's History Project. Enjoy lunch
for just $3.00. All welcome.

Calendar project
The Sons of the Legion Unit 130 is con-
ducting a calendar project to help LARC cli-
ents. LARC assists people with developmen-
tal disabilities. Please drop off pictures from
your old calendars at the Sons of the Legion,
Post 130 Hwy. 80W, First Bank of Clewiston,
Olde Cypress Community Bank or Florida
Community Bank by Jan. 8. LARC uses the
old pictures in craft projects for its clients.


LHS '60s reunion
If you graduated from or attended LHS
from 1959-69 please mark the weekend of
March 12-14, 2010, on your calendar for a
multi-class reunion. If you would like to help
plan or need more information, please call
Sue at 863-675-4803 or Jayne at 863-517-
0337.

Please recycle
Additional public recycling containers
have been placed on Cemetery Road at the
request of Ft. Denaud area residents. News-
paper, aluminum/steel cans, plastic, card-
board and glass items are accepted. Please
rinse containers before recycling. Please call
863-675-5252 if you have any questions.


Etch your name in

LaBelle 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
history.
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
Memorial.

Social Security information
If you have questions about social se-
curity or supplemental security income or
need help in dealing with other social secu-
rity issues, come to the United Way House,
117 Fort Thompson Ave., from 9 a.m.-noon
Tuesday, Nov. 3 or Dec. 1. You may also call
Medicare toll free at 1-800-633-4227.




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and we will beat the total price on the same!
Since 1980
Car pe /Hiike's
(863) 675-3010
30 Years Prefessional Installation Experience!
Carpet & Laminate
IN STOCK REMNANTS
975 S. Hickory St.
go to Cowboy Way, East
across from the airport, behind yellow building
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We Offer Seminole Feed, Lakeland Feed, Alfalfa, Timothy,
IW Orchard, T-85, Jigs, Compressed, Round & Square Bales,
T&A...$9.00, Bedding...$5.50, All Purpose 10%...$7.50
Call Al Curry at 239-872-0998
275 Kirby Thompson Rd. LaBelle FL. 33935
www.sweetcypressranch.com



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.
Gynecology
Accepting New Patients

Serving Two Locations
Saturday's by appointment only


863-675-2148
920 Cowboy Way
LaBelle, FL


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280 north bridge street labele, fl
located in the historic forrey building
863-612-0423



Ant Rooe.


Inc.
FREE ESTIMATES
Residential & Commercial
Member of the BBB
Metal Roofs, Re-Roofs, Roof Repairs
Office (863) 675-7045
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American Legion Post 130
Fish Fry Every Friday 5pm-7pm $7.00
Monday Night BINGO 6:30pm
Breakfast Buffet Sundays 8am-l lam $6.00
699 W SR 80 LaBelle, FL (863) 675-8300
Public Welcomed legionpostl30.org


239-369-2154
1530 Lee Blvd Suite 1800
Lehigh, FL


CREWS SEPTIC PUMPING & REPAIR
The company with integrity
Often imitated, never duplicated
S Il Residenfal & Commerd Pumpirng
Repais & New lroilaliomns
137 S. Industrial Loop #2
f ~ LoBelle, FL
863-675-0636 or 239-694-1067
WILL BEAT ALL COMPETITORS
ADVERTISED PRICE ON PUMP-OUTS


ALEXANDER'S
REPAIR SERVICE, INC.
Mobile & Home Repairs Ceilings, Walls, Floors
OFFICE (863) 675-5919
CELL (863) 673-0861
25 YEARS EXPERIENCE


HUNTERS
TREE SERVICE

Tree Trimming 4
& Removal
Stump Grinding
Shaping & Topping

863-675-0403
Licensed and Insured

If you think you can't afford to
advertise in these tough eco-
nomic times, think again. You


Owner Roger Alexander, SR. can't afford NOT to advertise!
Lic HC096.SP and Insured


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16 Caloosa Belle January 7, 2010


SLSour Orange Festival in


Lakeport, Jan. 9


Ualoosa Belle/Patty Brant
The Blessing of the Pets, like this one several years ago, starts off a day of fun
for folks with all kinds of critters and those who just love to be around their
feathered, furry or scaled friends. Enjoy the Pet Fest in Barron Park Jan. 16, 10
a.m.-3 p.m.


Spotlight you]
Time to start thinking about the Fourth
Annual LaBelle Woman's Club Pet Fest. The
event takes place Saturday, Jan. 16, at Bar-
ron Park from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Bring your pets for the Pet Parade, Bless-
ing of the Animals, food, fun, education,
games, raffles, demonstrations, adoptions
and community participation.
Volunteers are busy planning the event
Monies raised from this event will go to
help rescue groups and to set up a pet park
for the LaBelle community. In addition to
raising monies, volunteers will also be pro-
viding information for pet owners, showcas-
ing various rescue groups and vendors, as
well as services for the pets in our commu-
nity and surrounding areas. Don't forget the


You never know what you'll find at the
LaBelle Woman's Club's annual Pet
Fest. Several years ago this stunning
three-month-old Siberian Tiger was
one of the animals displayed by Van-
ishing Species Wildlife. The preserve
has facilities in Fort Lauderdale and
Palmdale.



r pets Jan. 16
games for the kids, raffles and demonstra-
tions plus a pet parade and Blessing of the
Animals.
LaBelle area groups are invited to par-
ticipate by providing games and prizes for
the children and to showcase your group
and your mission in the community. Groups
should set up between 7:30 am and 9:30
a.m. Monetary donations are also welcome.
For additional information, please con-
tact Sharyn at 863-675-6081 or e-mail me at
greytsrgreat@yahoo.com. Please respond
no later than January 7, 2010. It would be
helpful to include the game or games that
you will be providing, as well as the person
who will be in charge that day.


The Community of Lakeport, in 'glori-
ously natural Glades County' will host the
annual Sour Orange Festival, Saturday, Jan.
9, from 10 a.m. 3 p.m. at the Community
Center on Red Barn Road, off SR 78, north
of Moore Haven.
Admission is $3 and children under 12
get in free!
Food booths will offer Seafood Gumbo,
Mediterranean cuisine as well as the more
traditional, barbecue, hamburgers and hot-
dogs.
Festivities will kick off with Glades County
Property Appraiser Larry Luckey serving as
master of ceremonies at 10 a.m. with the
flag raising by Cub Scouts Pack 952 and per-
formances by the Moore Haven High School
Band. The Country Rhythm Cloggers of La-
Belle will perform and live music will con-
tinue throughout the afternoon courtesy of
the Country Traditions Band.
The perennial highlight of the festival is
the Sour Orange Pie Eating Contest, during
which local politicians and other celebrities
enjoy the homemade desserts which give
the Sour Orange Festival its name. Entries in
the Sour Orange Cook-Off will be judged at
9:30 a.m. while the winning desserts will be
auctioned off at noon.
Other highlights include a Kids Beauty
Pageant, children's games including a Hay-


Submitted photo
Face painting is one of many attrac-
tions at the Sour Orange Festival
stack Scramble, and facepainting by Mr. and
Mrs. Bubbles The Clowns.
A quilt show and quilt drawing are sched-
uled for 2 p.m.
Sour Orange t-shirts and cook books will
also be on sale.
Seating is limited so bring a lawn chair
or blanket.
Vendors are still wanted. For table space
please call 863-227-1074.
For more information on upcoming
events in Glades County, phone (863) 946-
0440 or check out our website www.visit-
glades.com.


Family Health Centers welcomes...

Heidi Kunstman, M.D.
Board Certified Pediatrician
To make an appointment at our
LaBelle Medical Office

930 South Main Street

Call: 863-675-0160
Medicaid, Medipass, Medicare and most private
insurances accepted. Discounted fees available
and dental services provided on site.


576 W Hickpoochee Ave. Labelle, FL
(863) 674-1469




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