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Vol. 88 No. 4


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At a Glance


Speak up for kids
The Guardian ad Litem Program
has added a three-session, Sat-
urday training in Hendry County,
scheduled for Feb. 27, March 6 and
13. Volunteers advocate for abused
children in court, the child welfare
system and the community. Con-
tact Angela Boykin, Volunteer Su-
pervisor, at 863-674-4190, for more
information, or see www.guardi-
anadlitem.org.

Tax service available
The Volunteer Income Tax As-
sistance program (VITA) provides
free and confidential filing of tax
returns by IRS certified volunteers.
Services are targeted to fami-
lies with children earning less than
$49,000.
The local Free Tax Preparation
VITA site, the LaBelle United Way
office at 117 Fort Thompson Ave.,
will be open through April 15. Ap-
pointments are required. Dial 2-1-1
or 239-433-3900 to make an ap-
pointment or for information.

See Page 4 for information about
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Education: School Employee of the Year

District honors Lisa Hegley


by Patty Brant
Caloosa Belle
The Hendry County School
Board expressed the school dis-
trict's gratitude to its non-instruc-
tional personnel, saying, "We
could not do what we do with-
out the kind of work you do on
day to day basis." The occasion
was the annual Hendry County
School Related Employee lun-
cheon Jan. 27 at Beef O'Brady's
in LaBelle.
Each public school honored
a non-instructional employee as
its choice for the award. Each
received a certificate along with
the recognition of the entire
school system. One was chosen
as the county's winner.
This year LaBelle High
School's Melissa Hegley was se-
lected as the School Related Em-
ployee of the Year for the District.
Principal Lucinda Kelley cred-
ited Lisa with "transforming" the
guidance department. She has
worked for the school district
for 11 years and feels she is part


of a staff that works together in
support of students and staff.
The most rewarding part of her
job, she said, "is watching the


students grow and mature into
young successful adults."
See School Page 2


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Top Employee, from left: school board members Pat Langford
and Sally Berg, Employee of the Year Melissa "Lisa" Hegley
from LaBelle High School and Superintendent Rick Murphy.


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LaBelle Employees, from left: School Board Chairman Sally Berg, Maria Olmeda LaBelle
ESE, Belinda Garay LES, Alice "Carole" Dyess Finance, Kim Townsend IT, Sheila Sheltra
Food Service, Melissa "Lisa" Hegley LHS, Superintendent Rick Murphy, Nikki Baker LMS,
Anita Loux LaBelle Bus Driver, Reyna Garza UES. Karen Delance COE is not pictured.


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Assets transferred to
PremierI A u rican
by Patty Brant
Caloosa Belle
Depositors may be a little quea-
sy about the closing of Florida
Community Bank by the Florida
Office of Financial Regulation last
Friday, but customers should not
see any changes in their bank-
ing business. All deposits at FCB
have been transferred to Premier
American Bank NA, which has a
national charter. Premier American
Bank took control of all eleven FCB
branches, including the main of-
fice in Immokalee and the LaBelle
branch, at the close of business on
Jan. 29.
Customers should know that
checks written on FCB accounts
are being honored; ATM and on-
line services remain the same and
there will be no interruption in au-
tomatic deposits.
FCB loan customers should
continue to make their payments
as usual.
Anyone who provided a service
or product to FCB and had not been
paid prior to Jan. 29, 2010, may
have a claim against the bank.
Premier American Bank will be
contacting FCB customers and is
currently assessing interest rates.
According to a press release
from the Federal Deposit Insur-
ance Corporation (FDIC), FCB had
approximately $875.5 million in
total assets on Sept. 30, 2009, and
$795.5 million in total deposits.
Premier American Bank has
assumed all FCB's deposits and is
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Bank
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also purchasing about $499.1 million of its
assets.
Premier American Bank, a community
bank serving metropolitan Miami, was char-
tered this past Jan. 22 in a similar transfer.
Chief Operating Officer Kent Ellert said
Premier American Bank is pleased to main-
tain the large majority of local employees in
all FCB branches with no change in position
or compensation.
"We are a community bank," he said,
"with local leadership and operation . .
We feel strongly that our employees are our
Number One priority."
He continued, "These are complex trans-
actions," adding that Premier American is
very pleased to maintain former FCB em-
ployees.
All eleven branches with operational of-
fices reopened Monday morning, Feb. 1, do-
ing "business as usual," he said.


School
Continued From Page 1
Ms. Hegley received a plaque and will be
added to the School Board's special plaque
in the board room. She is also being entered
into the state competition for School Related
Employee of the Year.
Superintendent Rick Murphy reminded
all the winners that they are an important
part of the team.
Individual school winners were:
LaBelle Middle School Nikki Baker, cus-
todian, 15 years.
Karen Delance, COES paraprofessional,
24 years.
LaBelle Elementary custodian Belinda
Garay, 3 1/2 years.
Reyna Garza is a bilingual tutor and ELL
paraprofessional at UES, 14 years.
Clewiston High School's paraprofession-
al ELL Sylvia Gomez, 27 years.
Clewiston Middle School custodian Uriah
White, six years.
Central Elementary data entry clerk Irma


Branaman, six years.
Eastside Elementary ELL and paraprofes-
sional Barbara Penny, 19 years.
Westside Elementary School paraprofes-
sional Brenda "Gail" Murphy, 17 years.
Anita Loux LaBelle Transportation Dept.,
14 years.
Clewiston Transportation Mary Daniels,
32 years,.
Food Service account clerk Sheila Shel-
tra, five years.
Ronald Sneed Clewiston Maintenance,
14 years.
LaBelle ESE shuttle bus driver Maria 01-
medo, 22 years.
Information Technology trainee Kimber-
ly Townsend, 16 years.
Finance account clerk Alice "Carole"
Dyess, 12 1/2 years.


Black History Month: Hiram Rhodes Revels


Hiram Rhodes Revels, 1827-1901, was
born free in Fayetteville, NC, of a free father
of mixed white and black ancestry and a white
mother of Scottish heritage. Early in life he
was apprenticed as a barber, then attended the
Union County Quaker Sem-
% inary in Indiana and Knox
College in Galesburg, IL.
He was an ordained minis-
ter in the African Methodist
Episcopal Church.
He helped raise two
black Union regiments
Wikipedia during the Civil War in
H.R. Revels Maryland and Missouri and
took part in the battle of
Vicksburg.
He became active in government during
the Reconstruction when he was elected as
alderman in Natchez in 1868, then to the
Mississippi State Senate in 1869. Ultimately,
he became the first black man to be seated
in the US Senate.
As a senator he spoke for compromise
and moderation. He served on the Commit-
tee on Education and the Committee on the
District of Columbia.
He also argued for amnesty and restora-
tion of full citizenship for ex-Confederates,


provided they swore an oath of loyalty to the
United States.
He suffered a number of defeats in his
quest for equality but was successful in
championing the cause of black workers
who had been barred by their color from
working at the Washington Naval Yard.
Revels was appointed the first president of
Alcorn Agricultural and Mechanical College
(now Alcorn State University) in Claiborne
County, MS, where he taught philosophy.
Later, he served as Mississippi's secretary of
state.
In 1875 he wrote a letter to Republican
President Ulysses S. Grant denouncing Car-
petbaggers for manipulating the Black vote
for personal benefit.
Revels remained an active minister,
served as editor of the Southwestern Chris-
tian Advocate and taught theology at Shaw
College (now Rust College). Hiram Revels
died Jan. 16, 1901, while attending a church
conference in Aberdeen, MS.
His daughter, Susan, edited a newspaper
in Seattle, WA. Horace R. Cayton, Jr., who
co-authored Black Metropolis, and labor
leader Revels Cayton were his grandsons.
Information for this article is from Wikipedia
and submitted by Henry Gresham.


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City approves duplexes


by Patty Brant
Caloosa Belle
At their Jan. 14 meeting, the commission-
ers unanimously approved rezoning seven
acres between Bryan Ave. and Seminole for
a development of duplexes. The area had
been zoned for duplexes originally, then
changed to single family.

Eyesore
Aqua Isles Homeowner Association Pres-
ident Gaston Dellaire presented the board
with a petition asking the city to assist them
in cleaning up the Shell station and car wash
on SR 80. These businesses are located at
the entrance to Aqua Isles and, as the pe-
tition stated, "are two of some of the first
businesses anyone encounters when arriv-
ing in LaBelle." The petition cites a number
of violations including debris in front and
back of the station, unmowed grass and a
picnic table area in the rear the association
feels should be removed. They feel the car
wash sign, which has needed replacement
since the hurricane several years ago, needs
to be tended to. In discussion, members of
the audience also stated that several people
have been accosted while pumping gas at
the station.


Sports Park
Grant writer Ron Zimmerly updated the
board, which learned that the county had
just received bids for work on the Sports Park
site on Forrey Road, which led to a discus-
sion on how and why the county received
bids for work on city property. The city owns
the site and leased a portion to the county,
doubling the grants that can by applied for
to complete the facility.
Mayor Puletti did not recall the city giv-
ing the county the authority to "do its busi-
ness."
He said he didn't want to be an obstacle
but that the city needs to determine who will
run the park. The city commissioners agreed
that the Rec Board, made up of two mem-
bers from the city commission, two from
the county and one from the school board,
should be the proper board to do business
for the park.

In other business:
Bids have been received for the resurfac-
ing and sidewalk construction of MLK. Work
is to commence this year.
The next regular city meeting will be Feb.
11 at 7 p.m. in the commission room at City
Hall.


Get ready for Youth Livestock Show


The 2010 LaBelle Youth Livestock and
Ag Show, Inc., begins Feb. 14 and contin-
ues through Feb. 19 at the LaBelle Rodeo
Grounds on SR 29S.
The Small Animal Show kicks it all off
Sunday, Feb. 14, at 3 p.m. Then on Monday,
Feb. 15, come out for the Pet Show at 5:30
p.m. followed by the Poultry Show at 6:30
p.m.
The yummy Rib Dinner at 5:30 p.m. leads
into the Pee Wee Calf Show at 6:30, Dairy
and Beef Breeding Cattle event at 7:00 and
Steer Show at 7:30 p.m.
On Wednesday, Feb. 17, the Pork Steak
Dinner at 5:30 p.m. is followed by the Goat
Milking Contest at 6:30 and Swine Show at
7 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 18, the Fashion Show gets
things started at 5:30 p.m., followed by the
Pee Wee Goat Show at 6 p.m. and Goat


Show at 7 p.m.
On Friday, Feb. 19, the Buyers Dinner will
be 5:30-6:30 p.m. with the Market Animal
Sale as the big finale for the week.
A concession will be open nightly serving
hamburgers, barbecue pork sandwiches,
chicken sandwiches, hot dogs and chili.
Dinners will be available at the stand, First
come, first served. On Tuesday the rib dinner
includes baked beans and slaw for $8 and
Wednesday the pork steak dinner includes
green beans, potato casserole for $8.
This is LaBelle Youth Livestock Ag. Show,
Inc.'s seventh year. This year six steers and
75 hogs made initial weigh-in. Exhibitors are
from 4-H Clubs and FFA programs. Other
livestock will include 37 goats, 124 small ani-
mals including 38 cavies, 86 poultry (eight
chickens, two turkeys, one duck and two pi-
geons) and four beef breeding cattle.


Sign up for next citizen's academy


The response and involvement with cur-
rent students has been great! This class will
soon be graduating approximately 30 stu-
dents in February and we are excited about
the response that we have received from
those involved.
The Sheriff's Academy is a 14-week pro-
gram with each session lasting about two
hours long. This instruction provides its
participants with the latest trends and pro-
cedures in law enforcement as well as the
duties and responsibilities of the various
departments. The participants will spend a
day at the firing range learning firearm safety
and firing weapons as well.
The Citizen's Academy is great for anyone
over the age of 18 and it's free. All partici-
pants must have a background free of felony


and violent misdemeanor convictions. If you
are interested and wish to learn more about
the field of law enforcement in general and
about the Hendry County Sheriff's Office
please let us know.
Sheriff Whidden and his staff are excited
about this program and would encourage
those interested in attending the next Sher-
iff's Citizens Academy to stop in and pick up
an application, fill it out, and indicate wheth-
er you prefer a daytime or nighttime acade-
my. Dates for the upcoming academy will be
announced at a later time. We will contact
each applicant with additional information.
If you have any questions or want to learn
more about the Sheriff's Citizens Academy
call Lt. Susan Harrelle at 863-674-5604.


Notice of Referendum
To be held Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Regarding Hendry County Hospital Authority
Limited Ad Valorem Tax Revenue Bonds
The Governing Body (the "Governing Body") of Hendry County Hospital Authority (the "Authority") has deter
mined that it intends to issue Limited Ad Valorem Tax Revenue Bonds (the "Bonds") of the Authority to pay the
costs of capital expenditures of the Authority authorized by law. As provided by Resolution No. 009 2009, duly
adopted by the Governing Body on October 26, 2009, a bond election shall be held on Tuesday, March 9, 2010,
for the purpose of submitting to the qualified electors of the Authority, for their approval or disapproval, the
issuance of the Bonds.
If approved, the Bonds shall be issued in one or more series, at one time or from time to time, in the aggregate
principal amount of not to exceed $14,000,000. The Bonds shall be payable from ad valorem taxes levied and
collected by the Authority on all taxable property in the geographic jurisdiction of the Authority at a rate not to
exceed 1 mill. Existing tax rates are not being proposed to be increased as a result of the vote. (i.e. no increase
in current taxes).
The Bonds shall not be issued unless the Bonds shall be approved at the bond election by a majority of the qual-
ified electors of the Authority voting in such election, all in the manner provided in the Constitution and laws of
the State of Florida.
The polling places and times shall be the same as in general elections held in Hendry County,
In accordance with the Constitution and laws of the State of Florida, all qualified electors of the Authority shall
be entitled to vote in the Bond election to which this notice pertains,

NOTA de REFERENDUM
Para el Martes 9 de Marzo 2010
Con Respecto del Condado de Hendry Autoridad de Hospital
Anuncio Limitado de Ingreso de Bonos
El Cuerpo de Gobierno ( el "Cuerpo de Gobierno") de el Condado de Hendry Autoridad de Hospital ( la
"Autoridad") a determinado que su proposito para repartir Anuncio Limitado de Ingreso de Bonos ( los
"Bonos") de la Autoridad para pagar los desembolsos capitals de autoridad por ley. Como proveer por resolu-
cion #2009-009, debidamente adoptado por el Cuerpo de Gobierno el 26 de Octubre 2009, una election de
bonos se Ilevara a cabo el Martes 9 de Marzo 2010, para el proposito acreditado de electors de la autoridad,
para el aprobacion o desaprobacion, para la emission de los Bonos.
En caso que sea de aprobacion los Bonos se repartiran en uno o mas series en una vez o de tiempo a tiempo
en la cantidad agrear el principal que no excedese $14,000,000. Los Bonos de cuentas de pagar por
Bonos de ingresos collectados de impuestos por autorizado por la gravable de propiedad en la geografico juris-
diccion que autoriza el porcentaje que no excederse 1 mill. Ingresos en existencia no se propone aumentar en
result de el voto (i. e. no aumentar en impuestos actuales).
Los Bonos no se repartiran solo que sea aprobado en la election por mayoria por los electors calificados de la
autoridad de los votantes en la election, todo en la manera proveer de la ley Constitucion de el Estado de
Florida.
Los sitios de votacion y tiempos seran los mismos que la election general de el Condado Hendry.
En acuerdo con la ley Constitucion de el Estado de Florida, todo elector calificado de la Autoridad se le dara
derecho para votar en la election de Bono sera la siguiente manera:
La forma de el Boleto en esta election de Bono sera de la siguiente manera:
The form of the ballot in this Bond election shall be as follows:

BALLOT
Hendry County Hospital Authority
Limited Ad Valorem Tax Revenue Bonds
The Hospital Board proposes to issue bonds for construction of capital projects for multiyear improvements in
LaBelle and Clewiston. These projects will include, but not limited to, a new Emergency Room in Clewiston
and expanded services in LaBelle. The. ii ii ii i I' . i .... s without increas-
ing tax millage assessed in Hendry Coun, 1. .1 ii,, 11. 11 i i I no more than (1)
mill will be reserved for this issue.
May the Hendry County Hospital Authority issue bonds, secured by a levy, at a rate not to exceed one mill, and
pledge of ad valorem taxes by the Authority, in the amount not to exceed $14 million, bearing interest not
exceeding the maximum lawful rate, to pay the costs of capital expenditures of the Authority authorized by law.

Condado de Hendry Autoridad de Hospital
Anuncio Limitado de Ingreso de Bonos
Los Directores de Hospital propone salida de Bonos para construction de proyectos de capital
para anos de multitude para mejoramiento en LaBelle y Clewiston. Estos proyectos incluir, pero
no limited para, un Nuevo Cuarto de Emergencia en Clewiston y expansion de servicios en LaBelle.
La Autoridad le retirara estos Bonos de ingresos en existencia sin creciente de impuesto de mill-
age evaluado en el condado de Hendry. No mas que (14 million) se tomara un prestamo y no
mas de (1) mill ingreso de reserve para este punto.
Le permit el Condado de Hendry Autoridad de Hospital repartiran bonos asegurado por una
leva, un porcentaje que no excedese un mill, y prenda, de anunico limitado de ingreso por la
Autoridad, que no excedese $14 million, que el interest no excedese el maximo porcentaje por ley
para de pagar el costo de desembolsos de capital de autorizacion de Autoridad de ley.
For Bonds/Para Bonos
Against Bonds/En Contra de Bonos


Lucretia A. Strickland
Supervisor of Elections
Hendry County, Florida
F.S. 100.342


Hendry County Hospital Authority


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Bank failure
I guess everybody knows that Florida
Community Bank was shut down last Friday
and there's a new bank in charge now. What
I want to know is: will the same employees
be there? The ones who know the custom-
ers and have been right there all along? Will
they fill these positions with new people
from outside the area that don't know any-
body here or what's going on?
The economy finally took down one of
our local banks and there's no telling who
might be next. Even our little corner of the
world isn't protected. It does seem like the
process went pretty smooth but it's a shame
it ever got that far. I just want to know about
our local employees.


Key lessons in the way that we treat people


By Les Morgan, pastor
Caloosa Baptist Church, LaBelle
Have you ever been mistreated
ever been shown disrespect? Fact
have had that happen. It is an in
dignity as a human being
and demeans one's self
esteem. Perhaps that is
why the golden rule is so
applicable to every person -
on earth -"Do unto others
as you would have then do
unto you." Jesus
I have been doing
some thinking lately
about how essential it is
to treat people with value.
There are some key areas
that I want to challenge you with.
First, focus on people and n
position. During my second ye
lege, a professor of mine gave us
a lecture that I have never forgot
education major," he said, "I wan
member this. There are two key p
as a teacher, most respect and h
cook and the custodian. They will


Letter to the Editor


The party's over
I received a letter from a political party
wanting my opinion on several questions. It
all boiled down to blaming the other party
for the shape our country is in. Jobs govern-
ment spending medicines Social Security
- illegal immigrants etc. we all addressed.
If the "parties" want to know what the
American people want, go down to the un-
employment offices and ask. My bet is they
want our steel, auto, rubber industries back
in the United States. Whatever happened to
"American Made Pride?" They want a shot
at the American dream of the '60s and '70s.
They want to be able to buy a home, a car,
have medical coverage and be able to send
their kids to college.
Ask the senior citizens who struggle to
live on a meager retirement or Social Secu-
rity. Their pensions haven't gone up; their
Social Security raises barely cover additional
medical care and health costs. Ask the peo-
ple who have lost all they worked for for
years because of serious illness that took all
their money.





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I am for helping other country
take care of American first. Send o
people who are unemployed over t
help them rebuild their country. Pay
es and housing, food at a reasonab
That would give thousands jobs an
off unemployment. Instead of he
world countries become functions
tries, show them how to grow fo
their water, properly dispose of s
create industries in their countries
our money people only care about
they can make. If there are no jobs
we become a country who is lo
standard of life.
Close our borders, get out of fo
until we get our country back
We have children, starving and
treated, in the United States. Let'
People need to be able to see a bi
for their families.
I say stop the parties and get
done the American people war
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job easier if they know you care harder if
they perceive you don't." Before the lecture
? Have you ended, Dr. Windus asked and answered the
is, all of us question a few of us were thinking "You
sult to our may be wondering if this will be on the final
exam. Absolutely! In your careers, you will
meet many people. All are significant. They
deserve your attention and care, even if all
you do is smile and say "hello."
-v | Second, become color blind. People are
people. It is essential we think that way first
i and not last. Not long ago I read about an
older African American woman standing on
the side of an Alabama highway trying to
endure a lashing rain storm. Her car broke
Dr. Les down and she desperately needed a ride.
Morgan Soaking wet, she flagged down the next car.
A young white man stopped to help her,
generally unheard of in those conflict-filled
ot on their 1960's. He took her to safety, helped her get
*ar of col- assistance and put her into a taxicab.
a piece of She seemed to be in a big hurry, but
ten. 'As an wrote down his address and thanked him.
t you to re- A week later a knock came on the man's
people you, door. To his surprise, a giant console color
onor the TV was delivered to his home with a note
make your attached. It read: "Thank you so much for
assisting me on the highway the other night.
The rain drenched not only my clothes, but
also my spirits... Then you came along. Be-
cause of you, I was able to make it to my
es, but let's dying husband's' bedside just before he
ur qualified passed away... God bless you for helping
to Haiti and me and unselfishly serving others. Sincerely,
'them wag- Mrs. Nat King Cole."
)le amount. Third, we are never more God-like than
id get them when we are givers. Years ago, when I heard
ilping third a very touching story that occurred at a hos-
al as coun- pital. A little girl was suffering from a rare and
od, sanitize serious disease. Her only chance of recovery
ewage and appeared to be a blood transfusion. Her five
s. It seems year old brother, who had miraculously sur-
how much vived the same disease and had developed the
in America, antibodies needed to combat the illness, seem-
wering our ingly was her only hope of survival. The doctor
explained the situation to her little brother, and
reign wars asked the little boy if he would be willing to
on its feet. give his blood to his sister.
being mis- The medical team at hand saw him hesi-
s stop that. tate for only a moment before taking a deep
right future breath and saying, "Yes I'll do it if it will save
her." As the transfusion progressed, he lay
something next to his sister and smiled. Seeing the col-
it. But I'm or returning to her cheek all involved were
What do I encouraged that the process was working.
However, there was something else that
Ed Kuntz was happening that at first was not so posi-


Staff
News Editor: Patty Brant
Advertising Director: Judy Kasten
Advertising Manager: Shawn Strawser
Advertising Services Coordinator: Dale Conyers
Advertising Services: Barbara Calfee
Executive Editor: Katrina Elsken
Publisher: Tom Byrd

Our Purpose...
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Newspapers of Florida. Independent is owned by a unique
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Since no dividends are paid, the company is able to thrive
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tive. The face of the little boy grew pale and
his smile was fading. Then, when he spoke
to the doctor, it shook him and the medical
team to the core. He looked up at the doc-
tor and asked with a trembling voice, "Will
I start to die right away?" Being young, the
little boy had misunderstood the doctor; he
thought he was going to have to give his sis-
ter all of his blood in order to save her. He
was willing to offer his blood for his sister.
What is important to you? Why do you
make the decisions that you make? What is
the drive behind the reason you exist?
While we are past the "New-Year Solu-
tion" stage, I challenge you to review what
you value and how you communicate that
to others.
Focus on people, not on their position.
Become color blind.
Seek to be a giver, and, as such, become
more God-like than ever.
Here's another option wad this article
up and heave it in the trash can and forget
what you just read. After all, most people are
used to being disrespected and dismissed as
unimportant. Your selfish decision has been
seen before. By the way how is that cold,
damp, dark cave of selfish you're choosing
to live in?
Dr. Les Morgan is pastor of the Caloosa
Baptist Church in LaBelle, located 200 yards
behind Flora & Ella's on Highway 80.

Witch's Brew
by Pudge Lehman
Store nuts and metal washers on metal
shower curtain rings and hang on a hook from
peg board ... To pick up spilled nuts and bolts
put a bar magnet into a plastic sandwich bag.
The spilled items will stick to the bag. Then
turn the bag inside out and pour it all back into
your container. When drilling a hole in plaster
use masking tape to tape a coffee filter to the
wall and mark your spot on the tape. Then
drill. No mess and no cracked plaster.
Linda Teasley, Snooks Felde and I represent-
ing the American Legion Auxiliary were hon-
ored with a tour of the new All Children's Hos-
pital in St. Pete. That is just one of the projects
we support. If a child has to be in a hospital
that is a wonderful place to go. I was amazed
at the technology and thought that went into
comfort for both patients and parents. We
work hard volunteering for our projects. Help
us out by joining us if you are eligible.

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* To help our community become a better place to
live and work, through our dedication to consci-
entious journalism.
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their own intelligent decisions about public
issues.
* To report the news with honesty, accuracy, pur-
poseful neutrality, fairness, objectivity, fearless-
ness and compassion.
* To use our opinion pages to facilitate community
debate, not to dominate it with our own opinions.
* To disclose our own conflicts of interest or poten-
tial conflicts to our readers.
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the prominence it deserves.
* To provide a right to reply to those we write
about.
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compassion.





Property Appraisers Office extends hours; notes deadline for exemptions


Phillip Pelletier, Property Appraiser, has
extended hours for homeowners to file for
2010 Exemptions. The hours and locations
are as follows:
The office in LaBelle and in Clewiston
will be open until 6:00PM on Thursday Feb-
ruary 18 and 25.
We will have representatives in Montura
at the Clubhouse on Thursday February 18
from 4:00 PM to 6:00 p.m..
On Tuesday February 23 at the Commu-
nity Center in Pioneer from 4:00 PM to 6:00
p.m.
On Thursday February 25 we will be at
the Community Center in Felda from 4:00
p.m to 6:00 p.m..
For more information please contact: Our
office in LaBelle at 863-675-5270 OR Clewis-
ton at 863-983-3178. You can also visit our
website at www.hendryprop.org.
Remember March 1 is the deadline for
filing.
La Oficina del Tasador del
condado extended su horario
El Tasador del Condado, Phillip Pelletier,
ha extendido las horas de oficina para que
los residentes-duefios puedan aplicar para
las Exenciones del 2010. Las horas y lugares
son como sigue:
Las oficinas de LaBelle y Clewiston es-
tarAn abiertas hasta las 6:00 p.m/, los jueves,
18 y 25 de febrero.
Tendremos representantes en:
La Casa Club de Montura, el jueves 18 de


febrero de 4:00 a 6:00 p.m.
El Centro Comunitario de Pioneer, el
martes 23 de febrero de 4:00 a 6:00 p.m..
El Centro Comunitario de Felda, el jueves
25 de febrero de 4:00 a 6:00 p.m..
Para mAs informaci6n puede llamar al:
863-675-5270, en LaBelle, o en Clewiston al
863-983-3178. Tambi6n puede visitarnos en
la "Red Mundial" en www.hendryprop.org.
Acuerdece que el ultimo dia para aplicar
para loas diveras extenciones es marzo 1,
Exemption deadlines
Phillip Pelletier, Property Appraiser, says
in today's economy every penny counts for
all of us. Why not take advantage of your
savings between now and March 1, 2010 by
coming to the Property Appraiser's Office in
the Courthouse, third floor in LaBelle during
office hours (8:30 a.m. till 5:00 p.m.) Mon-
day thru Friday OR our Clewiston sub-office
at 100 E. El Paso same hours/days apply.
You may qualify for one or more of the
following exemptions;
1. Homestead Exemption
$25,000/0/$25,000.00 Applies to first $25,000
of assessed value -all taxing authorities
Applies to $50,000 $75,000 assessed val-
ue Not school district
2. Disabled Veteran's Exemption based
on % of disability $5,000.00
3. Widow's or Widower's Exemption
$500.00
4. Non-Veteran Disability and Blindness
Exemption $500.00 (or more)
5. Additional Exemption 65 years of Age


or Older W/an Annual Income $50,000.00 of
less than $25,780 Per Household (documen-
tation is required).
6. Tangible Personal Property Exemption
$25,000.00
7. Agriculture Classification (Green Belt)
8. Homestead Portability
If you have recently purchased your prop-
erty the previous owners exemptions are
NOT transferable. New applications MUST
be filed in the event of any changes or deed
transfers. This would include changes in Ag-
ricultural Classifications also.
You should have received your automatic
renewal receipts for Homestead Exemp-
tion (white) and Agricultural Classifications


(green), if you still qualify keep your receipt
do NOT return it to our office.
To file for Homestead Exemption you
will have to furnish the following: Florida
Drivers License, Florida Vehicle Registra-
tion, Hendry County Voter Registration OR
Recorded Declaration of Domicile, Social Se-
curity Number, Permanent Resident Card (if
not a US citizen), Mobile Home Registration
or Title in order to purchase the permanent
"RP" sticker, if filling on a mobile home.
For those disabled persons that are un-
able to come to the Courthouse, please call
and arrangements will be made for you to
file an application for Homestead Exemp-
tion or any other exemption.


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Extension offering master gardener training


The Florida Master Gardener Program is
a volunteer-driven program that benefits UF/
IFAS Extension and the citizens of Florida.
The program relies on dedicated volunteers
who have an interest in gardening and in giv-
ing back to their communities.
The Florida Master Gardener Program re-
cruits individuals who are interested in gar-
dening and enjoy sharing what they learn
with others. Participants complete a 50-hour
(or longer) training course sponsored by the
University of Florida and the local county Ex-


tension office.
The Hendry County Extension Office will
host a video conference based Master Gar-
dener Course beginning on February 10,
2010. Classes will be held once a week on
Wednesday from Feb 10 to March 24 from
9:30 AM 1:30 or 2 PM- see schedule below.
In return for their training, these new
Master Gardeners serve 75 volunteer hours
within the first year of their certification, per
the statewide program bylaws.
Certified Master Gardeners work through


their county Extension office to educate Flo-
ridians and provide research-based infor-
mation about gardening-America's most
popular pastime. Master Gardeners can ful-
fill their volunteer hours in a variety of ways,
including: answering horticultural questions
over the phone, in person or through a regu-
lar newspaper column participating in com-
munity and school garden projects giving
educational programs to the public support-
ing youth activities performing soil sample
evaluations certifying Florida-friendly yards


through the Florida Yards & Neighborhoods
Program
Master Gardeners can renew their certifi-
cation by participating in 10 learning hours
and completing 35 volunteer hours each
year.
If you are interested in becoming a Mas-
ter Gardener, contact Gene McAvoy or Debra
Cabrera at 863-674-4092 or gmcavoy@ifas.
ufl.edu, the class will be limited to 12 indi-
viduals.


FWC reminds hunters: cold weather means pythons are sunning


During this cold snap in South Florida,
Burmese pythons in the wild may be out
sunning themselves in an effort to stay
warm. And that means hunters out in four
South Florida wildlife management areas
(WMAs) should be on the lookout for the
unwanted, nonnative species. The Florida
Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
(FWC) reminds hunters that they may con-
tinue to take Burmese pythons and all other
reptiles of concern within four South Florida
WMAs during the normal course of hunting
during the areas' small-game seasons.
All properly licensed and permitted hunt-
ers have the authority, if they wish, to har-
vest pythons and other reptiles of concern
(Indian python, reticulated python, northern
and southern African rock python, amethys-
tine or scrub python, green anaconda and


S We would like to
sincerely thank every-
one for your generous gifts hi
of food, cards, words of cornm-
fort and flowers. Special thanks L[_,
to pastors L. W. Howard and Im
Mary Alice Mott. Also, thanks to
Akin-Davis Funeral Home staff, f
God bless you all. iS
From the Perez Family 4


Nile monitor lizard) on Everglades, Francis S.
Taylor, Holey Land and Rotenberger WMAs
and Big Cypress National Preserve during
specified hunting seasons.
Small-game seasons on all four manage-
ment areas continue through March 7. On
Big Cypress, however, the small-game sea-
son ends Feb. 1. In all four WMAs, only a
Florida hunting license and management
area permit are required to hunt reptiles of
concern from now through the end of the
small-game seasons.
"During the warm-weather months, Bur-
mese pythons stay hidden out of the sun,
but with the temperatures dipping below
normal in these areas, they have to find a
way to stay warm," said Jenny Tinnell, FWC
biologist with the exotic species section.
"They may be out in the open more than

The family of Robert "Pee
Wee" Howard would like to
extend our thanks and great
appreciation to the overwhelm-
ing outpouring of love from
family and friends. Thank you
all for the flowers, food and
many words of encouragement
which helped us get through
this most difficult time.
A special thank you to Akin-
Davis Funeral Home, Seth
Howard, L.W. Howard, Debby
Livingston and Beverly
Timmons


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before to find the warmth of the sun, and
we hope hunters, in the normal course of
hunting in these areas, will take advantage
of the opportunity to help stop the spread of
this nonnative species."
With the exception of the small-game
season in the Deep Lake Unit of Big Cypress
(where only bows and muzzleloaders are al-
lowed), hunters may use shotguns, rimfire
rifles and handguns to take pythons. Nets
and snares also may be used, but no matter
the method of take, all reptiles of concern
must be euthanized on site.
Reptiles of concern may not be taken
out of the wildlife management areas alive
and must be reported to the FWC within 36
hours by calling, toll-free, 866-392-4286, or
going to MyFWC.com and selecting "Bur-
mese pythons" in the "Quick Clicks" menu.


However, any reptile of concern taken from
Big Cypress must be checked in at one of the
area's six check stations.
Hunters may do what they wish with the
reptiles' skin and meat. However, according
to the National Park Service, mercury testing
on two dozen captured Burmese pythons in
Everglades National Park revealed extraor-
dinarily high levels of mercury in the meat
- well above levels considered safe to eat in
freshwater fish and alligators.
Officials estimate there are thousands of
Burmese pythons in the wild in South Flori-
da. The FWC's goal is to contain the spread
of these pythons in the wild and prevent
establishment of other reptiles of concern.
Data collected by hunters on these state-
managed lands will assist in preventing their
northward movement.


DEADLINE FOR EXEMPTIONS
Phillip Pelletier, Property Appraiser, says in today's economy every penny counts for all of us. Why not
take advantage of your savings between now and March 1, 2010 by coming to the Property Appraiser's
Office in the Courthouse, third floor in LaBelle during office hours (8:30 a.m. till 5:00 p.m.) Monday thru
Friday OR our Clewiston sub-office at 100 E. El Paso same hours/days apply.

YOU MAY QUALIFY FOR ONE OR MORE OF THE FOLLOWING EXEMPTION$


1. Homestead Exemption
Applies to first $25,000 of assessed value -all taxing authorities
Applies to $50,000 $75,000 assessed value Not school district
2. Disabled Veteran's Exemption based on % of disability
3. Widow's or Widower's Exemption
4. Non-Veteran Disability and Blindness Exemption
5. Additional Exemption 65 years of Age or Older W/an Annual Income
of less than $25,780 Per Household (documentation is required).
6. Tangible Personal Property Exemption
7. Agriculture Classification (Green Belt)
8. Homestead Portability


$25,000/$0/$25,000.00

$5,000.00
$500.00
$500.00 (or more)
$50,000.00
$25,000.00


If you have recently purchased your property the previous owners exemptions are NOT transferable. New
applications MUST be filed in the event of any changes or deed transfers. This would include changes in
Agricultural Classifications also.
You should have received your automatic renewal receipts for Homestead Exemption (white) and
Agricultural Classifications (green), if you still qualify beep your receipt do NOT return it to our office.
TO FILE FOR HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION YOU WILL HAVE TO FURNISH THE FOLLOWINGs
* Florida Drivers License
* Florida Vehicle Registration
* Hendry County Voter Registration OR Recorded Declaration of Domicile
Social Security Number
Permanent Resident Card (if not a US citizen)
Mobile Home Registration or Title in order to purchase the permanent "RP" sticker, if filling on a
mobile home.
For those disabled persons that are unable to come to the Courthouse, please call and arrangements will
be made for you to file an application for Homestead Expemption or any other exemption.
PHILLIP L. PELLETIER
HENDRY COUNTY PROPERTY APPRAISER
P. 0. Box 1840, LaBelle, FL. 33975-18540
In LaBelle: 863-675-5270 In Clewiston: 863-983-3178
Fax: 863-675-5254


Caloosa Belle


February 4, 2010




February 4, 2010 Caloosa Belle


Convenient Care Center -

It's more than convenience

By Glenda Wilson
The Convenient Care Center in LaBelle opened its doors for community health-
care on October 15, 2007. From day one, local residents have been provided with that
'home-town personal touch.' There have been over 18,000 patient visits since October
2007 (6,000 patients). Volume continues to increase, and, currently, we are serving
about 730 patients per month. Residents are truly finding this medical facility to be a
matter of convenience receiving the healthcare services and treatment they need, right
at their backdoor.
The medical center provides primary care in addition to convenient walk-in treat-
ment for minor emergencies. It is staffed with internal medicine doctors, a family practi-
tioner, mid-level providers and wonderful nurses. A general surgeon is on-site Tuesdays
and Thursdays for consultations and minor surgical procedures. These doctors and
nurses are available whenever you need them, right here close to home. Worker's
Compensation care is also provided at the Convenient Care Center to better serve the
local businesses in the area. Additionally, if you should need X-Rays or lab work, these
procedures are available, without having to make long drives to the coast. Need reha-
bilitation services physical and occupation therapy are offered too.
The Convenient Care Center is clearly fulfilling its mission to provide close-to-home
convenient care through an array of services. The office is open 12 hours a day, Monday
through Friday, (8 a.m.-8 p.m.) and four hours on Saturday mornings (8 a.m. to noon.).
Call 863-675-2356 for additional information.

Calling all car owners and car enthusiasts


The South Central Florida Car Club will
hold a Cruise Feb. 17, from 6-8 at the Pop-
eye's on ST RD 80 W The monthly Cruise
Ins are open to all makes and models of cars
and trucks. Area car enthusiasts are always
welcome. The books are now open for
the Fourth Annual Legends of the Road Car


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


Show. This event is held in conjunction with
the Annual Swamp Cabbage Festival and
open to all makes and models of vintage,
classic, muscle, custom, cars and trucks.
Registration forms are available at the Cruise
Ins, by contacting any member of the club
or President Tom Corbitt at 863-234-8343.


Put your love and faith in action at
International Christian Fellowship
233 Clark Street, LaBelle
863-675-1112
Pastor Sammy Co
SUNDAY SERVICES
Worship Service 10:30 A.M.
Sunday School 11:00 A.M.
Evening Service 6:00 PM.
Monday Prayer 6:30 PM.
Wednesday Service 7:00 PM.
Thursday Bible Study 7:00 PM.
ACTS 2:38


Church Briefs


Christ Central, Angel Food
make changes
Christ Central LaBelle has a new office
location: 825 E. Cowboy Way Suite 108, La-
Belle, in The Wallace Plaza. Office hours will
be Tues-Fri 10 a.m.-2 p.m. or for appoint-
ments call 863.675.2100.
Angelfood ministries will continue to
be sold and you can still pick up menus or
place your orders at the office or call, you
can also go online to www.angelfoodminis-
tries.com.
The deadline for orders placed in the of-
fice is Feb. 17, by 5 p.m. The office will stay
open to accommodate those who need to
place an order.
The deadline for online orders is Feb. 18,
by 2 p.m. Please note that the distribution
date is on Feb. 27 which is the Saturday of
Swamp Cabbage weekend.
Please confirm your pick up before you
place an order. That will be a very busy
weekend. If your order is not picked up it
will be donated because we do not have the
facilities to store the frozen food.
Please call the office and speak with Pas-
tor Niki Craft for further question or con-
cerns. If you have placed your order and was
unaware of the date of delivery you are still
able to get a full refund.
You have until the 18th of February to get
your refund. After that there will be no re-
funds! Sorry for the inconvenience!
We hope that if you decide to not or-
der this month that you will come back for


I 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 I I.1,-

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


March this is a great opportunity to get a
great deal on a lot of food.
Feed a family of four for a week for only
$30 and much more items to order! Call
863.675.2100 for a menu.

Welcome to Cowboy Gospel
The Cowboy Gospel welcomes all to the
Felda Community Center Feb. 9 at 7 p.m. for
Billy Cass' preaching.
Call Dillon Thomas at 673-2827.

Spaghetti for Haiti
International Christian Fellowship, along
with local businesses, will sponsor a spa-
ghetti dinner to raise funds for Haiti. The
spaghetti dinner will be a take-out or dine-in
at the fellowship hall of International Chris-
tian Fellowship, located at 233 Clark Street.
The event will be on Friday, Feb. 5, from 4-8
p.m.
The menu will be spaghetti, salad, and
garlic bread. The cost is $5. If your office,
school, or business would like to order
lunch, please call Tracy at 863-517-4134 in
advance.
All proceeds will go to Compassion Ser-
vices for Haiti. Compassion Services provides
food, water, shelter, and medical supplies.
For additional information, please call
Pastor Sammy Co (863-517-4133). 'And of
some have compassion, making a differ-
ence" (Jude 22).


Carlson Memorial
United Methodist Church
310 Campbell St.
LaBelle, FL 33935
Phone (863) 675-0656
Fax (863) 675-0640
E-mail: cmumc@embarqmail.com
Pastor John Bennett
WORSHIP TIMES
9:00 a.m. Traditional Service
10:00 a.m. Sunday School
11:00 a.m. Contemporary Service


February 4, 2010


Caloosa Belle






Community Briefs


First Bank, Chamber, HRMC
plan social
You're invited On Tuesday, Feb. 9, First
Bank (in LaBelle), in conjunction with the
LaBelle Chamber of Commerce, will host a
community social at First Bank from 6-7:30
p.m. Hendry Regional Medical Center will
provide a brief presentation during the event.
Refreshments will be served.

Hiking group seeks members
Join the formation of a Florida Trails
Association (FTA) inland sub-chapter. An
orientation meeting is being held Satur-
day, Feb. 6, in Moore Haven. Orientation
at 10 a.m. with a casual hike on the Lake
Okeechobee Scenic Trail. Meet at the Alvin
Ward Memorial Park on the east side of the


Caloosahatchee for the one hour hike, then
gather at the Glades County Historical So-
ciety's Westergaard House, 270 Avenue L,
11:30 a.m. Please bring a sack lunch or stop
and pick up a lunch from a local restaurant.
Ice tea, water and coffee will be available at
the Westergaard House.
For information contact Margaret Eng-
land 863-674-0695 or mlelightouse@em-
barqmail.com, Patty Register 863-675-0623
or patty@gatorama.com, Susan Etchey 863-
946-1626 at azaroa40@yahoo.com or Betty
Loomis 863-946-3560 or beloomis@yahoo.
com. Please RSVP by email or phone.

Come to Sweetheart dance
The LaBelle Moose Lodge is holding its
annual Sweetheart Dinner Saturday, Feb. 13,
at 5:30 p.m. French onion soup, Shirley's
famous prime rib, baked potato, salad, roll
rr
.


and butter. Music by Country Impact Band
from 7-11 p.m. Purchase of ticket includes a
chance to win a pink pearl necklace and ear-
rings in support of breast cancer research.
Members and prospective guests only.

Improve your opportunities
The 10-week Rural Entrepreneurshop
Action Learning (REAL) class teaches the
fundamentals of developing a plan to start,
expand or improve your business oppor-
tunities. Classes are sponsored by Florida
Gulf Coast University's Small Business De-
velopment Center and Southwest Florida
Workforce Development Board and begin
Monday, Feb. 22, at 6 p.m. at the new Edison
State College Campus in LaBelle. For $100
($90 is refunded when you successfully
complete the class) you receive the infor-
mation you need to write a business plan,
software to help you, opportunity to talk to
the experts who can answer your questions
regarding business structure, bookkeeping,
insurance, business banking and more.
Contact Janice at 863-840-2279 or email
.| .... ,, ,ii li with questions, or go to
http://cli.fgcu.edu/sbdc to register.

School Briefs
UES school advisors to meet
Upthegrove Elementary School will have
its School Advisory Committee meeting
Tuesday, Feb. 16, at 6 p.m. in the Media Cen-
ter. Parents and guardians are invited as well
as anyone from the community. If you have
any questions, please call 612-0750.

MHHS Project Graduation
Moore Haven High School Project Gradu-
ation is raising funds for the 2010 graduating
seniors. If you would like to learn more or
sponsor a senior, please call Ms. Bell at 863-
227-1008. All funds received will go toward
the graduating senior class.


Four Chaplains Memorial
Service
On Saturday, Feb. 6, American Legion
Family Post 130 is hosting a Four Chaplains
Memorial Service 6 p.m. Public welcome, at
the post, 699 Hickpochee Ave. (SR 80).

Come to Breakfast Buffet
American Legion Auxiliary Unit 130
breakfast buffet Sunday, Feb. 7 from 8-11
a.m. Scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, home
fries, grits, sausage gravy, chip beef, biscuits,
pancakes, coffee and juice. All you can eat
$6. Public welcome; 699 Hickpoochee Ave
(SR 80).

Auxiliary canteen meal
The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 130
is serving food every Tuesday evening in
the main hall during members only lounge
bingo. 4:30-7 p.m. Sandwich or soup $3.50
each, Lunch plate/desert $5; deserts $1.
(Menu varies each week). Public welcome;
699 Hickpochee Ave. (SR 80).

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UES January Students of the Month
Row 1-Emmanuel Escobedo, Ruben Velasquez, Victoria Gomez, Billy Smith;
Row 2- Raul Escobedo, Daniel Cardoza, Raylin Perez, Marcianna Mitchell;
Row 3-Celenia Villanueva, Edith Astorga, Lesly Dominguez, Chyna Tovar; Row
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5-Jasmine Craft, Diego Bustamante, Tatiala Gallegos, Kaleandra Solis, Ricky
Denton, Jessica Beltran.


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Family Health Centers welcomes...

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Board Certified Pediatrician
To make an appointment at our
LaBelle Medical Office

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Call: 863-675-0160
Medicaid, Medipass, Medicare and most private
insurances accepted. Discounted fees available
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LES January Citizens of the Month
Left: Older Students of the Month for January row 1--Adriana Ramirez, Brooke Torrone, Diego Roblero, Naesa Guajardo, Celia Zuniga, Fabian Mata; row 2--
Angel Vargas, Sergio Sanchez, Arnulfo Villacana, Ariel Woodard, Arely Perez, Frank Puletti. Center: Safety Patrols of the Month--Brent Carmona and Amy
Rodriguez (absent) Right: Younger Students of the Month row 1--Jonathan Garcia, Alexis Menjibar, Daniel Banda, George Velasco, William Salas, Lane Murray,
Gabriel Jimenez, Lilliana Garcia; row 2--Brianna Escobedo, Bianca Mendoza, Dylann White, Fernando Gutierrez, Mariana Alvarado, Andrea Raya, Neyla Cuellar
absent--Kurt Holt.

King's Academy announces middle, high school in Clewiston


After 40 years in West Palm Beach, The
King's Academy announced today that it is
opening a satellite middle and high school
campus in Clewiston for the 2010-11 school
year. King's will offer a fully-accredited aca-
demic program for seventh, eighth and
ninth grade students at Clewiston Christian
School, located at 601 Caribbean Avenue.
The School plans to add one grade level
each year at the Clewiston campus, graduat-
ing its first class of seniors in 2014.
Jeff Loveland, King's President remarked,
"We are excited about this new opportunity
to provide the Glades' community with a
quality Christian middle and high school.
I would like to thank Clewiston Christian
School for the opportunity to partner with
them to offer Christian education for stu-
dents from preschool to graduation."
The King's Academy will host an informa-
tional meeting for those parents interested
in learning more about the School's Clewis-
ton campus on Thursday, Feb. 4, 2010 at
6:00 p.m. at Clewiston Christian School. For
more information about attending the meet-
ing or enrolling at The King's Academy


Clewiston Campus, please contact Alinda
Faircloth, Director of Admissions at (561)
686-4244, extension 335.
The King's Academy is a nationally rec-
ognized private Christian school serving ap-
proximately 1,200 students from preschool
through twelfth grade and is accredited by





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Community Briefs


Volunteer Help Wanted
Become a Girl Scout Troop Leader and
get your troop started now. Set your own
schedule, make new friends and most of all
make a difference in girl's lives!
If you are organized, patient, fun and
good with children as well as good with
working with other adults the rewards can
be priceless. Training available.
If you are interested in becoming a Girl
Scout troop leader, please call 1-800-561-
3186 Ext. 403 or email gracem@gsgcf.org

Dog found
Found dog. Young, middle size, all black,
male dog, orange collar, on CR 78,west of
bridge. Call 674 0647.

Salvation Army open longer
The Salvation Army of LaBelle has extend-
ing its hours on Wednesdays only. It is now
open from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on Wednesdays.
Regular hours for Monday, Tuesday, Thurs-
day, and Friday will still be 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
All clients requiring assistance in Span-
ish are asked to schedule an appointment
with Angie. She is available Monday-Friday
10 a.m.-2 p.m. Please feel free to call if you
have any questions 863-674-1441.

Seacoast, Red Cross seek
donations for Haiti
Seacoast National Bank is working with






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support international relief funds for Haiti
through financial support. Seacoast will ac-
cept monetary contributions (made payable
to American Red Cross) at all Seacoast Na-
tional Bank offices for the Red Cross.

POA seeking candidates
The Board of Directors of Unit 4 Prop-
erty Owners Association is seeking property
owners of Port LaBelle Unit 4 to serve on the
Board of Directors.
Submit a short biography of your experi-
ence and reason for becoming a candidate
to the Unit 4 POA Office at 4051 NE Euca-
lyptus Blvd. before Feb. 11. Questions: 863-
675-4168.

Local artist displays work
Local artist Jane Mclnturf's art will be dis-
played at Saddle Up on Hwy. 80W through
the Swamp Cabbage Festival and at the
Chamber of Commerce and will soon have
art at Lee Memorial Hospital and Health-
Park.
Born without a right hand, Ms. McInturf
hopes everyone will come out and support
her talent.

Attention SCF contestants
The 2010 SCF queen and princess contes-
tants meet every Sunday at 2 p.m. in Barron
Park. Girls ages 13-22 are welcome. Call Jerri
at 239-989-7032 for more information.


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Aqua Isles crafts
Aqua Isles Activity Organization will hold
its Spring Craft Sale Saturday, Feb. 13, from
9 a.m.-2 p.m.
They are now accepting crafters. To re-
serve your space call 863-265-0195 and they
will contract out to you. Cost is $15 inside;
$10 outside. Must be paid in advance of
show date. Inside space is at a premium and
on a first paid basis.

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.





LABELLE



AREA REAL


ESTATE


S' 180 N Bridge St.
l RTA E LaBelle, FL
LANDCO.A (863) 675-6788
Donna Kane, Broker; Assoc: Trisha Arnold, Denise Walker,
Beverly Curtis and Wayne Simmons,


WATERFRONT HOMES
Boaters dream location and hurri-
cane hole are the words to
describe this wonderfully unique
.60 ac. property on the point with
deep water dockage for 4 boats.
Docks have water and electric.
Immaculate 3BR/2BA + large
Florida room with tile throughout
and a 3 car garage with apartment.
This is the ideal location for
boaters, especially during a hurri-
cane. $499,900
Classic 3BR/4BA riverfront home
w/den, full bar, dock & ramp. 4 bay
garage w/bathroom & office.
$399,000!
Completely furnished 3 BR/2 BA
riverfront home. Includes a boat
and a covered boat house
w/12,000 # boat lift. Lot across the
street is included in this price. All
you need to bring to this home is
your clothes. Bring an offer
350,000
2BR/2BA with den on river. Built in
01 this solid home offers tile and
laminate floors, lanai, vaulted ceil-
ing, alarm and a relaxed atmos-
phere. $309,000
WATERFRONT HOMESITES
240 ft of navigable creek front.
River access and dock permit.
Deed restricted community, .72
+/- ac. $399,900.
Own your own island! 12.64 acres
with 1940 feet on the river. The
property has old river on the back
that can be permitted for dredging.


.45 +/- ac cul-de-sac lot w/approx.
175 ft of water frontage & tons of


privacy. $149,900.
ACREAGE
80+/- ac income producing citrus
grover '.i.i i r;,,; i r' I
sp lit I ..11 1 1.h,
$6,500/ac.
Oak hammock, ----- and pal-
mettos grace ..... +/- ac
, = I I '
site. $949,000.
27.84 acres of beautiful pasture
land filled with large oak trees.
Borders the old river and adjoining
island. Future land use is residen-
tial. Buy it now and watch your
investment grow $600000. Buy
the acreage and adjoining island.
40 +/- ac of serenity in a park-like
setting located in Muse.
$460,000.
20 +/- ac. Backs up to Lykes
Brothers, fenced on three sides.
$400,000.
20 beautifully maintained acres
I ,, ,, ,, I I, hd I
end get-a-way. Seller financing
available. $359,900.
20 acres of high and dry improved
pasture in Muse. Seller financing
available. $189,000.
Port LaBelle Ranchette. Build you
home on this 2.53 +/-acres with
230 ft of river. Seller will provide
boat dock permit. Owner says sell
i I.... .l II $185,000.
ded 5+/-acres in
Muse $125,000.

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foreclosure list come see us!


If you would like to help plan or need more
information, please call Sue at 863-675-4803
or Jayne at 863-517-0337.

Sign up for Miss US South

Florida Teen
The Miss US South Florida Teen Pageant
is now open for registration. If you are from
Clewiston, LaBelle, Moore Haven, South Bay
or Belle Glade and between the ages of 14-
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If you would like to sign-up please contact
Pageant Director Sulema Mack at 863-228-
2408 or Assistant Director Ashley Smith at
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439 ACRE RANCH in Desoto
County Beautiful land, con-
venient location S of CR
760, between SR17 and SR
31 $3,514,800. BRING
WORKING RANCH: 40 OFFERS!
ACRES with 3/2 mobile 320 ACRES, MUSE, paved
home, large steel ...I .... road. Beautiful property
barns, cow pens, with creek. $9,800 PER
guest/caretaker apt., ACRE. Owner will consider
(500,000. BRING OFFERS! split into 2 parcels.
ADJACENT 93.33 ACRES of RIVERFRONT: BRING
fenced improved pasture. OFFERS 39 Acres in Ortona,
May divide $8,000 per acre. 1561' riverfront, with 3 acres
CHARMING OLDER Bonita Commercial Zoning. 2
Spgs. home on 2.2 acres I/G homes and 2000 of canal
pool, new kitchen. 2 cabins frontage with direct river
(leased). Detached work- access. SELLHERFINANCING.
shop. Carport with office, $2,395,000
1/2 bath. $495,000. CONVENIENCE STORE,
* BRING OFFERS: 5 Acres beer and wine license. Busy
Lots of oaks. Beautiful home Cowboy Way Corner.
site. Sunset Trail, Muse $450,000. SELLER FINANC-
$75,000 SELLER FINANCING. ING
* 16.79 ACRES South of Cozy home on 240' of
LaBelle, $129,500. canal L 1Ih.F access
* 2.5 ACRES, lots of trees, in O+/ -R2R,000
private, $39,500. 5+/- ACRES, heavily
* 26.67 AMEN I wooded with fixer upper
26.67A "q'DING6! mob Kr Thompson
* .86 Acre, tree covered lot SELmobile Kirby Thompson
Thigpen Rd. Seller financ- 16 R FINANCING,
ing. $59,900. 14 ACRES, 1-75 AND
* 10 ACRES Al Don Farming BAYSHORE, N. FT. MYERS,
95,000. busy intersection, near river,
* 2.2 AC. tPM1NiNG! $2,900,000.
* 76+ ACRES South of 301 ACRE Working
LaBelle, may divide, $5,500 Orange Grove
OPE RC IAL LOT on SR ALVA, 2 acre lot on busy
SCOMMERCIAL LOT on SR SR80 near intersection.
29 S Great location for con- Front half zoned commer-
venience store, laundry cial. $395,000.
restaurant, strip center, etc.
$129,500 L> )eai 3000 s.f
ing, former drive-thru store,
corner of SR29 and S.
Industrial Loop. $499,000.
REDUCED! 145 ACRES
WORKING ORANGE
GROVE. Buy all or part, lots
of wildlife $6,000 PER ACRE


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MANUFACTURED
HOMES
$29,000 3/2 in the city
limits, needs TLC. Bank
Foreclosure Sold As Is.
$36,900 Super well
maintained 2/2 in the city
with Lanai & carport,
backs up to a wonderful
pond.
$59,000 3/2 in Ortona
$64,900 New MH on 1/2
ac off SR29
$69,900 4/2 on 2 Ac.
SSOLD"' ,s-
,~_ P 9, I 1,, in
1996
$89,000 3/2 in Moore
Haven Yacht Club 1200
Sq Ft.
$117,000 4/2 Newer MH
on 1/2Ac, 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.
$375,000 3/2 on 30 Ac in
Muse, Oaks, Creek, &
Great Pasture.
HOMES
$39,00qjNDogl main-
tain --'- village
2/2
$42,000 3/1 Concrete
Block Home. Perfect
starter home or invest-
ment.
$45,000 Modular in Port
LaBelle. 3/2 with attached
carport. Close to Country
Oaks Elem.
$64,000 3/2 in town, cor-
ner lot.
$67,oooUNDER3/2, built
in 20CONCTRACT
SHORT SALE $69,000 -
3/2 Great Starter in Port
LaBelle.
$74,000 2/2 in Port
s.',,n..... UNDER'' car
garage o TfTRAqISale
$129,000 3/2 Modular,
Make Offer.
$157,500 3/2 in Laurel
Oaks, needs TLC, Seller
Financing.
,, SbLDP!
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.
Unbelievable Reduced!
$309,000 3/2 Upgrades
adorn CBS Country Pool
Hom e ,, .. i;... i-
ing are... I
COMMERCIAL/
INDUSTRIAL
$89,900 1/2 Acre
Commercial Lot on Davis


$200,000 State Road 80
Corner /2 Ac, B-1 w/bill-
board ii ll
$249,OMw' !I *"sq. ft.
hanger Air port access.
1-2.
$295,000 REDUCED -
4800 Sq. Ft. Steel Bldg. on
fenced 1 Ac Industrial,
REDUCED $299,000 -
Short Sale! 2 Steel Bldgs,
over 8000 Sq. Ft. Zoned
PUD on 2+ Ac.
$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.
$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, E 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 F 1 Point
lAc Deep .1 &
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. Great invest-
ment, future land use 3
units per ac.
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!
Well, septic & pad in
place.
$100,000 2.5 Ac Hwy 27,
Clewiston
$125,000 Ft Denaud
Acres, 8 ac. private loca-
tion


St. $495,000 Development
$199,000 Vacant 2 ac. on Potential Platted lots on
SR 80, just west of town 16+/- Ac.










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near park, boat 1.5+ ac. Covered on protected harbor,
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$179,900.

HOMES
* Riverfront Immaculate 3/2 waterway
estate on 1.14+/- acres outside of LaBelle.
Home is 2,425 s, Ii 1 1, i ., with over-
spacious kitchen, pantry, screened pool and
a 1,944 sq. ft. workshop with office, bath and
a generator compressor room. $795,000.
* Horse lovers welcome! 4/2.5 on 3.24+/- in
Port LaBelle Ranchettes. 2,500 s, I i 1 i in...
area, 2 car garage, wrap around porch and
more. $335,000.
* Corporate I . ... I ,
tie TLC, 4/3, UNDER *+ .... .
with caged CONTRACT .... i ,,
granite counter tops and lots more.
$299,900.
* Corporate owned! 2004 CBS home on
4.98+/- acres located west of LaBelle.
Ceramic tile, fireplace, spacious rooms &
much more. $199,900.
* Corp ...* home on
6.48+/ ... i. ,NW mpletely
fenced. i,,I.iiiONNTRACT
* Corporate owned! Immaculate 4/3 CBS in
1 .... .UN DE R 1-,.. 1,-
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$179,900.
* Cozy 2/1 in Port LaBelle. Completely
redone form top to bottom. Have to see!
$70,000.
* Needs minor cosmetic repairs, 3/2 2005
CBS .h.. O .

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* Corporate owned! 3/2 2006 CBS home in AVAILABLE! $129,900
Lehigh Acres near SR 80. Needs minor Two for the price of one on 1 ac. 3/2 well
repairs. $59,900. maintained manufactured home + a 2/2
* Lehigh Acres 3/2 2007 CBS home manufactured home. $100,000
w/2 car garage, ceramic tile, and spacious *Want' ..... 1 11, I. 11 I ...
kitchen. $59,900. to the ci I I. I.. I i 1. 11, .ill i.,
* Corporate owned Centrally located in this 3BR2BA home on 2.29+/- acres on Case
.,,.I . .. ..... : CBS- $54,900. Road. $97,000.
* Corporate owned! Little bit of TLC and this 4/2 on 10+/- acres in Pioneer Plantation.
3/2 home in PSO0IsDltd be a beauty With 2,356+/- sq. ft. i' 11... area, spacious
$27,610. living room with fireplace. $89,900.
* ,--t.-- --.- u'irill- located in Immaculate 3/2 located in City of LaBelle
.i .1... 1 UN in ..ood condi- on oversized lot, features woodlike flooring
%i .'iu.,,,CONTRACT and carpet, master bath has tiled shower,
* LaBelle r.-rp.-.rte -rnecl' 2 '1 home in overspacious kitchen and much much more.
Port LaBellc UNDER. i,, I.l porch, Priced to sell at $69,900.
single car gar TLTRACT be repaired. Let's make a deal! 3/2 home features built
$24,900. in cabinets, large master bath, spacious
* LaB iI. .11 i I 1 .... Is a little kitchen, and plenty of elbow room. Outside
TLC 2 c9 'O i rt ..... hom e. .11 ...I ,,,I ... I ,,,
$24,900. u l $69,000
* Great investment potential! 1BR/1B home 4/2 manufactured home located in
on a corner lot. Homes needs some work... Immokalee near schools and shopping.
but is priced to sell. $17,000. $55,000.
MOBILE HOMES Affordable starter. 3/1.5 on corner lot in
* Need more i 1.. 1 I .it of Moore Haven. $50,000.
i- -r- i-i, ih, i, 1 .I I . 1 I,)+/- 3/2 m i 'f., 't ,e.l in it-, liirt,, Close to
I.. iI '.. family room, master schools, I soldLD!!!" to SR80.
suite w/ office, covered porch, and f. ; .... $49,900.
for horses. This one is a steal ( only Call about our vacant land!
$250,000 LOTS
* Size will surprise you! 2BR/2B home on 2.72+/- partially fenced acreage in Muse.
10+/- acres is very well kept. Features a $75,000.
warm comfortable living room w/gas fire- .29 +/- acre in Belmont S/D. Priced to sell
place, spacious kitchen, front & real covered at only $42,000. Possible seller financ-
porches. $250,000 ing.
* Immaculate 4/2 on 9.54 acres. Spacious liv- Buy now, build later. Nice city lot in
il.... ... ,,,i . .i I,. 1 ... .. ...m .- Belm ont subdivision. $35,000.
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$248,000

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Associates: Tony Barnes, Emily A. Bates
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NOTICE OFANNUAL MEETING OF THE
LANDOWNERS OF
BOLLES DRAINAGE DISTRICT
Notbce is hereby given that pursuant to call of the Board of Supervisors of
Bolles Drainage District, and in accordance with Chapter 298, Florida Stat-
utes 1941, and law amendatory thereto, the Annual Meeting of the Land-
owners of Bolles Drainage District for the year 2009, will be held at United
States Sugar Corporation, Molasses Sales Office, North US 27, Clewiston,
Florida, on Tuesday, February 9, 2010 at 10:30 AM, for the purpose of:
1. Election of one (1) Supervisor for a term of three (3) years.
2. Receiving annual reports and taking such action with respect thereto
as the landowners may determine.
3. Transacting such other business as may properly come before the
meeting.
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
BY: Jason Langdale, President
345292 CN 2/4/10


NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING OF THE
LANDOWNERS OF
RITTA DRAINAGE DISTRICT
Notce is hereby given that pursuant to call of the Board of Supervisors of
Ritta Drainage is rict, and in accordance with Chapter 298, Florida Statutes
1941, and law amendatory thereto, the Annual Meeting of the Landowners
of Ritta Drainage District for the year 2009, will be held at United States
Sugar Corporation, Molasses Sales Office, North US 27, Clewiston, Florida
on Tuesday, February 9, 2010 at 11:00 PM, for the purpose of
1. Election of one (1) Supervisor fora term of three (3) years.
2. Receiving annual reports and taking such action with respect there to
as the landowners may determine.
3. Transacting such other business as may properly come before the
meeting.
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
RITTA DRAINAGE DISTRICT
BY: Steve Stiles, President
345291 CN 2/4/10


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NOTICE OF MEETINGS
OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
OF
DISSTON ISLAND CONSERVANCY DISTRICT
You are hereby notified that the following is the Schedule of Regular Meet-
ings and Annual Landowners' Meeting of the Board of Supervisors of Dis-
meetings are scheduled for 2nd Tuesday of each month (unless meeting
date conflicts with holiday) at 11:00AM. The Purpose of the meetings is to
transact any and all business that may come before the Board.
MEETING DATES
Tuesday, Jan 12, 2010
Tuesday, Feb 9, 2010
TUESDAY, FEB 9 2010 -10:00 am
ANNUAL LANDOWNERS' MEETING
Followed by the BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING
Tuesday, Mar 9, 2010
Tuesday, Apr 13, 2010
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Tuesday, Aug 10, 2010
Tuesday, Sept 14, 2010
Tuesday, Oct 12, 2010
Tuesday, Nov 9, 2010
Tuesday, Dec 14, 2010
By: Sam Williams, Chairman
Disston Island Conservancy District
345293 CN 2/4/10

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HENDRY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
NOTICE OF WORKSHOP
Nobce is hereby given that the Hendry County Board of County Commis-
sioners will hold a workshop on February 9, 2010, beginning at 4:00 p.m.,
at the Clewiston City Hall, Commission Chambers, 115 West Ventura Ave-
nue, Clewiston, Florida to discuss County office space in the Clewiston area
and related issues.
If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Hendry County
Commission with respect to any matter discussed at such meeting, he/she
will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she
may need to ensure that a verbabtim 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, FLORIDA
Janet B. Taylor, Chairwoman
345123 CB/CN 2/4/10


NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING OF THE
LANDOWNERS OF
DISSTON ISLAND CONSERVANCY DISTRICT
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to call of the Board of Supervisors of
Disston Island Conservancy District, and in accordance with Chapter 298,
Florida Statutes 1941, and law amendatory thereto, the Annual Meeting of
the Landowners of Disston Island Conservancy District for the year 2009,
will be held at United States Sugar Corporation, Molasses Sales Office,
North US 27, Clewiston, Florida on Tuesday, February 9, 2010 at 10:00
A.M., for the purpose of:
1. Electing one (1) Supervisor for a term of three (3) years.
2. Receiving annual reports and taking such action with respect thereto as
the landowners may determine.
3. Transacting such other business as may properly come before the
meeting.
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
DISSTON ISLAND CONSERVANCY DISTRICT
BY: Sam Williams, Chairman
February 4, 2010
345290 CN 2/4/10


NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS
Florida Department of Transportation Project
Bids will be received by the Distnct One Office until 2:00 RM. on Thursday,
February 18, 2010, for the following Proposals:
E1H86- A Certification of Qualificabon is not required for base work, drain-
age improvements, curb and gutter, signing and pavement marking, box
culvert replacement and sidewalks on State Road 600 in Polk County. Bud-
get Esbmate: $150,343.00
ElI01- A Certification of Qualificabon is not required for Mowing, Litter Re-
moval and Edging and Sweeping of Water Ponds and Primary Roadways in
Charlotte County. Budget Estimate: $416,236.00
E1I02- A Cerbficabon of Qualification is not required for Roadside Mowing,
Litter Removal and Under Deck Herbicide Application in Desoto County.
Budget Estimate: $312,968.00
E1I03- A Cerbficabon of Qualification is not required for Roadside Mowing,
Litter Removal and Under Deck Herbicide Application in Hardee County.
Budget Estimate: $221,550.00
E1I04- A Certification of Qualification is not required for Highway Lighting
Maintenance on the Pnmary Roadway System in Manatee & Sarasota
Counties. Budget Estimate: $40,000.00
ElI05- A Certificabon of Qualification is not required for Herbicide, Stnp
Application in Manatee & Sarasota Counbes. Budget Estimate: $125,060.00
Complete letting advertisement information for this project is available on
our website at http //www dot state fl us/contractsadministrationdistnctl/


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344280 CB/CN 1/28:2/4/10


STATEMENT OF
NON-DISCRIMINATION
Glades Electric Cooperative, Inc. is the recipient of Federal financial assis-
tance from the Rural Utility Services, an agency of the U.S. Department of
Agriculture, and is subject to the provisions of Title VI and Title VII of the
Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; the Age Discrimination in Employment
Act of 1975, as amended; Executive Order 11246, the Americans with
Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended; Section 504 of the Rehabilitabon Act
of 1973, as amended; and the rules and regulations of the U.S. Department
of Agriculture which provide that no person in the United States on the ba-
sis of race, color, national origin, age, religion, sex, disability or handicap
shall be excluded from participation in, admission or access to, denied the
benefits of, or otherwise be subjected to discrimination under any of this or-
ganization's programs or activities.
The person responsible for coordinating this organization's non-discrimi-
nation compliance efforts is L. T Todd, General Manager and CEO of Glades
Electric Cooperative. Any individual, or specific class of individuals, who
feels that this organization has subjected them to discrimination may obtain
further information about the statutes and regulations listed above from
and/or file a written complaint with this organization; or the Secretary, U.S.
Department of Agriculture, Washington, D.C. 20250; or the Administrator,
Rural Utility Services, Washington, D.C. 20250. Complaints must be filed
within 180 days after the alleged discrimination. Confidentiality will be
maintained to the extent possible.
344986 CB/CGS 2/4/10


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING TO CONSIDER
ADOPTION OF AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO
GRANTING AN AD VALOREM TAX EXEMPTION
Notice is hereby given that the Hendry County Board of County Commis-
sioners will hold a Public Hearing on Tuesday, February 23, 2010, at 5:05
p.m., Hendry County Courthouse, Commission Chambers, 25 East Hick-
poochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida, to consider an ordinance granting an ad
valorem tax exemption to Southeast Renewable Fuels, LLC, enbtled as fol-
lows:
AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF
HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA, GRANTING AN EXEMPTION FROM
CERTAIN AD VALOREM TAXATION TO ENCOURAGE ECONOMIC DE-
VELOPMENT IN THE COUNTY FOR SOUTHEAST RENEWABLE FUELS,
LLC A NEW BUSINESS; PROVIDING FOR A FINDING THAT RE-
QUIREMENTS HAVE BEEN MET; PROVIDING FOR THE ESTIMATED
REVENUE LOSS ATTRIBUTABLE TO THE EXEMPTION GRANTED TO
SOUTHEAST RENEWABLE FUELS, LLC ; GRANTING AN EXEMPTION
FROM AD VALOREM TAXATION TO SOUTHEAST RENEWABLE
FUELS, LLC; PROVIDING FOR THE PERIOD OF TIME FOR WHICH
THE EXEMPTION WILL REMAIN IN EFFECT AND THE EXPIRATION
DATE OF THE EXEMPTION; PROVIDING FOR APPLICABILITY; PRO-
VIDING FOR INCLUSION IN CODE; PROVIDING FOR SEV-
ERABILITY; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
All interested persons may appear and be heard with respect to the pro-
posed ordinance.
If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Hendry County
Commission with respect to any matter discussed at such meeting, he/she
will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/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.
A copy of the proposed Ordinance is available for inspection on weekdays
between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. at the Office of the County
Attorney, 165 South Lee Street, LaBelle, Florida.
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
OF HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
Janet B. Taylor, Chairwoman
345124 CB/CN 2/4/10


NOTICE OF MEETINGS
OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
OF
RITTA DRAINAGE DISTRICT
You are hereby notified that the following is the Schedule of Regular Meet
wings and Annual Landowners' Meeting of the Board of Supervisors of RittE
Drainage District for the calendar year 2010. All regular meetings are sched-
uled for 2nd Tuesday of each month (unless meeting date conflicts with
holiday) at 11:45AM. The Purpose of the meetings is to transact any and al
business that may come before the Board.
MEETING DATES
Tuesday, Jan 12, 2010
Tuesday, Feb 9, 2010
TUESDAY, FEB 9 2010 12:00 pm
ANNUAL LANDOWNERS' MEETING
Followed by the BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING
Tuesday, Mar 9, 2010
Tuesday, Apr 13, 2010
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Tuesday, Aug 10, 2010
Tuesday, Sept 14, 2010
Tuesday, Oct 12, 2010
Tuesday, Nov 9, 2010
Tuesday, Dec 14, 2010
By: Steve Stiles, Chairman
Ritta Drainage District
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NOTICE OF MEETINGS
OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
OF
BOLLES DRAINAGE DISTRICT
You are hereby notified that the following is the Schedule of Regular Meet
wings and Annual Landowners' Meeting of the Board of Supervisors of Bolle
Drainage District for the calendar year 2010. All regular meetings are sched-
uled for 2nd Tuesday of each month (unless meeting date conflicts with
holiday) at 11:30AM. The Purpose of the meetings is to transact any and al
business that may come before the Board.
MEETING DATES
Tuesday, Jan 12, 2010
Tuesday, Feb 9, 2010
TUESDAY, FEB 9 2010 -11:00 am
ANNUAL LANDOWNERS' MEETING
Followed by the BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING
Tuesday, Mar 9, 2010
Tuesday, Apr 13, 2010
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Tuesday, Aug 10, 2010
Tuesday, Sept 14, 2010
Tuesday, Oct 12, 2010
Tuesday, Nov 9, 2010
Tuesday, Dec 14, 2010
By: Ruben Rifa, Chairman
Bolles Drainage District
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NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN'
You are hereby notified that your eligibility to vote is in question. YOL
are required to contact the Supervisor of Elections, in Hendry County, Flori-
da, no later than thirty (30) days after the date of this published notice tc
receive the information regarding the basis for your potential ineligibility
and the procedure to resolve this matter. Failure to respond may result in
a determination of ineligibility by the Supervisor, and your name will be re-
moved from the statewide voter registration system. Call 863-983-5230 or
863-983-1592
El Aviso se da por Este Medio"
Este aviso es para usted que su eligibilidad de votar esta en question
Usted tiene que comunicarse con el Supervisor de Elecciones, del condadc
de Hendry, Florida, antes de 30 dias despues de la fecha de este anuncic
publicado para recibir la information al respect de su nelegibilidad poten
cial y procedimiento de resolver este caso. Si no responded, puede dar lugai
a una determination dela ineligibilidad por el Supervisor, y su nombre serr
quitado del sistema estatal del registro de votantes. teleponE
863-983-5230 or 863-983-1592
Veronica A. Olvera Steven White
475 Pine Ave. 412 Fraser Ave.
LaBelle, FL 33935 LaBelle, FL 33935
Lucretia A. Strickland
Supervisor of Elections
PO Box 174
LaBelle, FL 33975
Hendry County, Florida
F.S. 98.075
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IMPORTANT NOTICE
GLADES ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE, INC.
AFFIRMATIVE ACTION STATEMENT
Glades Electric Cooperative, Inc. is an Affirmative Action organization and
will continue to meet its non-discrimination and affirmative action obliga-
bons by insisting that all contractors, subcontractors, suppliers and others
who do business with the Cooperative also adhere to strict non-discrimina-
tory and affirmative action practices.
Additionally, Glades Electric Cooperabve will continue to insist on full com-
pliance of its Affirmative Action Pan in its hiring, promotion and other em-
ployment practices. The Cooperative invites and encourages all minority
individuals and groups to parbcipate in all its membership activities, to be
active in the vending of materials and supplies, and to enter bids on con-
tracts for services needed by the Cooperatve.
Any minority individual or minority group interested in participaon in any
of these activities and needing more information about equal opportunities
at the Cooperative, may contact L. T Todd, General Manager and Affirma-
byve Acton Compliance Officer, Glades Electric Cooperative, Inc., by writing
to him at Glades Electric Cooperative, 0. Box 519, Moore Haven, FL
33471; or by calling him at (863) 946-0061.
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February 4, 2010


REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
HENDRY COUNTY
JAIL INMATE MEDICAL SERVICES
RFP No. 2010-09
Opening Date and Time: February 24, 2010 at 2:00 p.m.
The Hendry County Board of County Commissioners is seeking proposals for
medical services to inmates in custody at the Hendry County Jail, LaBelle,
lIonda. Such services shall be provided at the jail or at the contractor's
premises. In order to be considered, bids must received by the Board of
County Commissioners at the C.E. Hall Building (Clerk's Office) in the Hend-
y County Courthouse Complex, 25 E. Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida
by February 24, 2010 at 2:00 p.m., at which time all responses to this re-
quest will be recorded in the presence of one or more witnesses.
' copy of the Instructions and Bid Documents can be obtained from the
Hendry County Purchasing Department, located at 165 S. Lee Street, La-
3elle, Florida (for pick up), Post Office Box 2340, LaBelle, FL 33975 (mail-
ng address) or by calling (863) 675-5220 or (863) 983-1585.
This solicitation does not commit Hendry County to award any contracts, to
tay any costs incurred in the preparation of a response to this Bid, or to
contractt for any services. The County reserves the right to reject any or all
ubmittals received as a result of this solicitation, or to chance in part or in
ts enbrety this Bid, if it is in the best interest of the County to do so.
Hendry County is an Equal Opportunity Employer
and Drug/Smoke Free Work Place.
Janet B. Taylor, Chair
3oard of County Commissioners
344751 CB/CN 1/28;2/4/10


South Florida Water Management District
Notice of Agency Action
The South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD or District) gives
notice of its Agency Acton for Water Use Permit 26-00034-W pursuant to
application 090204-6, for the continuation of an existing use of groundwa-
er from the Lower Tamiami Aquifer and surface water from the industrial
:anal, SFWMD Canal (L-East) and the SFWMD Miami Canal for agricultural
rrigabon use serving 14620.05 acres of sugar cane using a crown flooding
[seepage irrigation system via 9 existing withdrawal facilities. The project is
ocation of 2153.7 million gallons and a total maximum monthly allocation of
Z,789.3 million gallons. The permit is subject to 21 Limiting Conditions. The
Project is located in within Hendry County in S3-10, 23, 26 T44S/R34E;
31,12 T44S/R33E; S36 T43S/R33E; S31-34 T43S/R34E; S3,10,15,22
T46S/R34E; S22,27,34,35 T45S/R34E.
The use is reasonable-beneficial, will not interfere with any presently ex-
sting legal use of water and is consistent with the public interest. The per-
nit was issued January 25, 2010 to US Sugar Corporation at 111 Ponce De
-eon Avenue, Clewiston, Florida 33440.
The above Permit and Staff Report, including limibng conditions to provide
reasonablee assurances that the projects meet SFWMD statutes and rules
:an be obtained by contacting Elizabeth Veguilla, Deputy Clerk, during nor-
nal business hours, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except
egal holidays, at 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach, FL 33406 or by
telephone at (561) 686-8800 extension 6739.
The Districts agency action as set forth in the Staff Reports shall become
final unless a timely petition for an administrative hearing is filed under Sec-
]ons 120.569 and 120.57 of the Florida Statutes before the deadline for fil-
ng a pebtion. The procedures for petiboning for a hearing are set forth
below, followed by the procedures for pursuing mediation.
A person whose substantial interests are affected by the District=s per-
nitting decision may petition for an administrative proceeding (hearing) un-
der Sections 120.569 and 120.57 of the Florida Statutes. The petition must
:ontain the information set forth below and must be filed (received) in the
office of the Clerk at the SFWMD Headquarters at 3301 Gun Club Road,
Nest Palm Beach, FL 33406. Pursuant to Rule 28-106.104 Fla. Admin. Code,
any documents received after 5:00 p.m. shall be filed as of 8:00 a.m. on the
next regular business day. Filings by e-mail will not be accepted. A copy of
:he Petition must also be mailed at the time of filing to the persons named
above at the address indicated. Failure to file a petition within the 21 days
of publication of notice, or other receipt of the written notice, whichever
first occurs first, constitutes a waiver of any right such person has to an ad-
ninistrative determination (hearing) pursuant to Sections 120.569 and
120.57, Fla. Stat. as provided by Su secbon 28-106.11(4) Fla. Admin. Code.
The petitioner shall mail a copy of the petition to the applicant at the ad-
jress indicated above at the time of filing.
A petition that disputes the material facts on which the District=s acbon is
asked must contain the information set forth in Rule 28-106.201(2), Fla. Ad-
nin. Code, including:
(1) Identificabon of the action being contested, including the permit
number, application number, District file number or any other SFWMD
identification number, if known.
(2) The name, address and telephone number of the petitioner and peb-
tioner's representative, if any.
(3) An explanabon of how the petiboner's substantial interests will be af-
fected by the agency determination.
(4) A statement of when and how the petitioner received notice of the
SFWMD's decision.
(5) A statement of all disputed issues of material fact. If there are
none, the petition must so indicate.
(6) A concise statement of the ultimate facts alleged, including the spe-
cific facts the petitioner contends warrant reversal or modification of the
SFWMD's proposed action.
(7) A statement of the specific rules or statutes the petitioner contends
require reversal or modification ofthe SFWMD's proposed acbon.
8) If disputed issues of material fact exist, the statement must also in-
dude an explanation of how the alleged facts relate to the specific rules
or statutes.
(9) A statement of the relief sought by the petitioner, stating precisely the
action the petitioner wishes the SFWMD to take with respect to the
SFWMD's proposed action.
A petibon that does not dispute the material facts on which the District's
acbon is based shall state that no such facts are in dispute and otherwise
shall contain the same information as set forth above, as required by Rule
Z8-106.301, Fla. Admin. Code. Because the administrative hearing process
s designed to formulate final agency action, the filing of a pebtion means
that the District's final action may be different from the posibon taken by it
n this notice.
The procedures for pursing mediation are set forth in Section 120.573 Fla.
stats, and Rules 28-106.111 and 28-106.401-405 Fla. Admin. Code. The
SFWMD is not proposing mediabon for this agency action under Secbon
120.573. Fla. St at this time.
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South Florida Water Management District
Notice of Agency Action
The South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD or District) gives
notice of its Agency Acbon for Water Use Permit 50-00173-W.
The conbnuaton of an existing use of surface water from the SFWMD Ca-
nal (L-12) for agricultural irrigation use serving 9060 acres with an annual
allocation of 6131.52 million gallons (a maximum monthly allocation of
904.6484 million gallons) pursuant to applicabon 090211-12, for a project
known as Boy Farm for the purpose of agricultural irrigation of 9060 acres
of sugar cane using a flood/seepage irrigabon system. The permit is sub-
ject to 18 Limiting Conditbons. The Project is located in Palm Beach County
in Sections 25, 36 Township 42 South Range 38 East; Sections 6-8, 16-20,
29-32 Township 42 South, Range 39 East; Section 1 Township 43 South,
Range 38 East; and Sectons 5-7 Township 43 South, Range 39 East located
between the SFWMD Canal L-8 and State Highway 700. The use is rea-
sonable-beneficial, will not interfere with any presently existing legal use of
water and is consistent with the public interest. The permit was issued Sep-
tember 21, 2009 to US Sugar Corporation, 111 Ponce De Leon Ave, Clewis-
ton FL 33440.
The above Permit and Staff Report, including limiting conditions to pro-
vide reasonable assurances that the projects meet SFWMD statutes and
rules can be obtained by contacting Elizabeth Veguilla, Deputy Clerk, during
normal business hours, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, ex-
cept legal holidays, at 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach, FL 33406 or
by telephone at (561) 686-8800 extension 6739.
The District's agency action as set forth in the Staff Reports shall become
final unless a bmely petition for an administrative hearing is filed under Sec-
tions 120.569 and 120.57 of the Florida Statutes before the deadline for fil-
ing a petition. The procedures for petitioning for a hearing are set forth
below, followed by the procedures for pursuing mediation.
A person whose substantial interests are affected by the Distnct=s per-
mitting decision may pebtion for an administrative proceeding (hearing) un-
der Sections 120.569 and 120.57 of the Florida Statutes. The petition must
contain the information set forth below and must be filed (received) in the
Office of the Clerk at the SFWMD Headquarters at 3301 Gun Club Road,
West Palm Beach, FL 33406. Pursuant to Rule 28-106.104 Fla. Admin. Code,
any documents received after 5:00 p.m. shall be filed as of 8:00 a.m. on the
next regular business day. Filings by e-mail will not be accepted. A copy of
the Pebtion must also be mailed at the time of filing to the persons named
above at the address indicated. Failure to file a petition within the 21 days
of publication of notice, or other receipt of the written notice, whichever
first occurs first, constitutes a waiver of any right such person has to an ad-
ministrative determination (hearing) pursuant to Sections 120.569 and
120.57, Fla. Stat. as provided by Su section 28-106.11(4) Fla. Admin. Code.
The petiboner shall mail a copy of the petition to the applicant at the ad-
dress indicated above at the bme of filng.
A petibon that disputes the material facts on which the District's action is
based must contain the information set forth in Rule 28-106.201(2), Fla. Ad-
mm. Code, including:
(1) Identification of the action being contested, including the permit
number, application number, District file number or any other SFWMD
identification number, if known.
(2) The name, address and telephone number of the petiboner and peti-
boner's representative, if any.
(3)An explanation of how the petitioner's substantial interests will be af-
fected by the agency determinaon.
(4)A statement of when and how the petiboner received notice of the
SFWM D's decision.
(5) A statement of all disputed issues of material fact. If there are none,
the petibon must so indicate.
(6)A concise statement of the ultimate facts alleged, including the specific
facts the pebtioner contends warrant reversal or modificabon of the
SFWMD's proposed acbon.
(7) A statement of the specific rules or statutes the petitioner contends
require reversal or modification of the SFWMD's proposed action.
(8) If disputed issues of material fact exist, the statement must also in-
clude an explanabon of how the alleged facts relate to the specific rules
or statutes.
(9) A statement of the relief sought by the petitioner, stating precisely the
action the pebtioner wishes the SFWMD to take with respect to the
SFWMD's proposed acbon.
A pebtion that does not dispute the material facts on which the District's
action is based shall state that no such facts are in dispute and otherwise
shall contain the same information as set forth above, as required by Rule
28-106.301, Fla. Admin. Code. Because the administrative hearing process
is designed to formulate final agency action, the filing of a petition means
that the District's final action may be different from the position taken by it
in this notice.
The procedures for pursing mediation are set forth in Section 120.573 Fla.
Stats, and Rules 28-106.111 and 28-106.401-405 Fla. Admin. Code. The
SFWMD is not proposing mediation for this agency action under Section
120.573. Fla. Stat. at this time.
345121 CN 2/4/10


NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
The Florida Governmental Utility
Authority C'FGUA") announces a
public meeting to which all inter-
ested persons are invited. The
FGUA is a legal entity and public
body created pursuant to the pro-
visions of Section 163.01, Florida
Statutes, and an Interlocal Agree-
ment among Citrus County, Florin-
da, DeSoto County, Florida,
Hendry County, Florida, Lee
County, Florida, Pasco County,
Florida, and Polk County, Florida.
The regular meeting will be
held at 1:00 p.m. on February
18, 2010 at the Golden Gate
Community Center, Room
A/B, 4701 Golden Gate Park-
way, Naples, Florida. The FGUA
Board will address general operat-
ing issues of the FGUA. If a per-
son decides to appeal any decision
made by the FGUA with respect to
any matter considered at the
hearing, such person will need a
record of the proceedings and
may need to ensure that a verba-
tim record is made, including the
tesbmony and evidence upon
which the appeal is to be made.
In accordance with the Americans
with Disabilities Act, persons
needing special accommodations
or an interpreter to participate in
this proceeding should contact the
Clerk to the FGUA Board at
(877) 552-3482, at least three
business days prior to the date of
the meeting. If you have any
questions, please contact the
Clerk to the FGUA Board at
(877) 552-FGUA.
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vehicles on 02/19/2010, 10:00 am at 74
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33935, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of
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Brianna Ramos and Ada Johnson were
getting to the glass and grabbing rebounds
on Thursday night at LaBelle High School as
LaBelle Cowgirls beat the Clewiston 58-22.
The Cowgirls celebrated "Senior Night"
in style with a 58-22 victory over county-
rival, the Clewiston Tigers. Three seniors,
specifically Kaylin Cash, Ada Johnson, and
Jozetta Wilson were recognized prior to the
game for the four years they've given to the
program. They were escorted by their par-
ents, and their career history was revealed
to those in attendance.
A reception for the seniors, their parents,
and all players was held in the school cafete-
ria following the game.
Leading the way against the Tigers was
Ada Johnson with 14 points and 11 re-
bounds. Following right behind was Brianna
Ramos with 13 points, Kaylin Cash with 11,
Andrea Lutkenhaus with 7, and Mariah Mo-
lina provided 6 points, and 10 rebounds off
the bench.


Solid offense moves
Cowgirls past Riverdale
Andrea Lutkenhaus and Kaylin Cash con-
trolled the pace of the game at home on
Friday, Jan. 28, at Riverdale as the LaBelle
Cowgirls beat Riverdale 50-32.
The Cowgirls improved their regular sea-
son record to 9-10, with a 50-32 road victory
at Riverdale on Friday night, Jan. 29. The Cow-
girls started the season with five consecutive
tough road games, but ended strong, 1 game
under .500. Leading the way for the Cowgirls
was Freshman Andrea Lutkenhaus, who led
with 15 points, 6 rebounds, and 5 steals. Se-
nior Kaylynn Cash added 13 points, 6 assists,
and 5 steals. Freshman Mariah Molina, com-
ing off the bench provided quality minutes
with 4 points, 4 rebounds, and 2 steals.
The Cowgirls open District action on
Wednesday, playing Gateway Charter at 6:00
p.m., at Dunbar High School. They look for-
ward to continuing the season, and getting
ready for the district tournament.


On Friday, Feb. 5, and Saturday, Feb.
ruary 6, Hendry County Motorsports Park
will play host to the Awesome 800 horse-
power, alcohol burning, wheelie popping
excitement of the USAC style sprint cars.
Although this is a non-sanctional event
USAC regulars Brady Short, Ricky Williams,
Jon Stanbrough, Kent Christian and many
more USCA stars will be on hand to chal-
lenge the 3/8ths high banked clay of Hen-
dry County Motorsports Park.
In addition all of your local stars will
be on hand to compete in the sportsman,
pure stocks, street stocks, sling shots and
gadget sprint car divisions. The speedway


is located 1 mile north of the Hwy. 80,
US 27 intersection on the west side of US
27. There will be practice for all divisions
Thursday from 4-9 p.m. and general ad-
mission for practice will be only $5. Friday
and Saturday gates will open at 4 pm and
racing will begin at 7:30 pm. Advanced dis-
count tickets can be purchased at the UPS
Store of LaBelle, Central Mobile Homes of
LaBelle and Okeechobee, Hungry How-
ies in Clewiston and at numerous other
locations around South Florida. For more
information call (863) 675-8888 or (863)
673-4325


Sports Shorts


Are you ready for tennis?
LaBelle High School is planning its Sec-
ond Annual Tennis Tournament for March
27-28. Singles March 27 at 8 a.m.; doubles
March 28 at 1:30 p.m. Call LHS for further
details.


LaBelle Little League Let's

play ball!!
LaBelle Little League tryouts will be held
on Fri., Feb. 5, from 6-9 p.m. and Sat., Feb. 6,
from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Davis Pratt Field.
Mandatory safety and coaches meeting
Thurs., Feb. 4, 6-8 p.m. at the Hendry-La-
Belle recreation office. For more informa-
tion please call Sherri Rosbough at 239-825-
3540.


Attention men's slowpitch

softball 55+
Want to feel young again and have fun
at the same time? Come out and play! They
gather on Mondays and Fridays at 9 a.m. Da-
vis-Pratt Park in LaBelle. Please contact Ron
Highfield at (863)674-0396 for any ques-
tions.


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.


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Old Timers Dinner set for Feb. 25 .-- s


The LaBelle Heritage Museum will spon-
sor the Annual Old Timers Dinner for the
14th year at the LaBelle Civic Center on
Thursday, Feb. 25, as its community project
for the LaBelle Swamp Cabbage Festival.
Cassie Williams of Cracker Cookin' & Ca-
terin' will serve a good ole country meal of
barbecued chicken with sauce on the side,
pulled pork, scalloped potatoes, mixed col-
lard, turnip & mustard greens, cole slaw, roll
and butter, choice of two desserts, and Cass-
ie's own famous swamp cabbage fritters.


The cost is $15.00 per person, and tick-
ets are available at the LaBelle Chamber of
Commerce on Highway 80 East and from
LaBelle Heritage Museum members. The
deadline is Monday, Feb.22, to give Cassie
and her crew time to purchase and prepare
the meal. Doors will open at 5 o'clock to al-
low plenty of time to visit with those special
friends seen only at the Old Timers Dinner.
Serving will start at 6 o'clock.
Zenna and Mike Gatch will provide musi-
cal entertainment and may even ask every-


one to join in a community sing of old famil-
iar songs. Museum President Joe Thomas is
Master of Ceremonies and will conduct the
search for the person who lived in LaBelle
the longest time ago.
Remember, this event honors our old
timers but is not limited just to LaBelle old
timers. Everyone who loves LaBelle, enjoys
LaBelle hospitality, and good ole cracker
cooking is also welcome.


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Former LMS band director at Edison College


by Patty Brant
Caloosa Belle
If you lived in LaBelle previous to 2004,
Dr. Jeff Moore is a name you will readily re-
call. For 18 years he taught LaBelle Middle
School's band, building the program into
one of the premier bands in the area from
1985 till 2004. At that time he left the area for
other pursuits, including captaining sailing
vessels around the world. With a US Mer-
chant Marine Masters license to sail boats
up to 180', he spent the past few years sail-
ing passenger sailboats in North Carolina,
Miami, Chicago and Alaska. During the off-
season he played in numerous bands.
As a band director, he had to be proficient
in multiple instruments, talents which have
allowed him to fill in at Gulf Coast Sympho-
ny, Ringling Bros., and the Broadway Palm
Dinner Theater.
By the time he left LMS, he was teaching
the children of former students, enjoying the
feeling that the good experience those par-
ents had in his program made them eager
to entrust their own children to his tender
guidance.
Since band is not a required subject, Dr.
Moore points out, it's just too much work for
students to continue in it if they don't enjoy
it and too expensive as well. He is proud of
the fact that he made sure no kid could not
participate for lack of funds. His program
helped students get their uniforms cleaned
as well as setting up fundraisers so all his
students could have those extra experiences

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that mean so
much to their
education.
He smiles
and refers to
his "Stable of
Angels" in La-
Belle who al-
ways stepped
up with
checks when
the program
S was in dire
need. It was
Dr. Jeff Moore a new experi-
ence for Dr.
Moore, finding
as he said, "This town is full of people who
support their kids." He added that LaBelle
supported the band better than any place
he's ever seen. "I didn't have to struggle to
make things happen."
He always had chaperones for field trips
and his "angels" even built a storage trailer
to haul equipment on the road.
Dr. Moore took the first middle school
band ever to march at Disney- the LMS band.
The band was honored by the selection, but
found just four days before their play date,
that they needed $4,000 to make it happen.
True to their dedication, the "angels" made
sure a check arrived on time.
Dr. Moore started the LMS jazz band and
got the them into the Swamp Cabbage Fes-
tival. It was there that he first met "an old


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guy in a ratty cowboy hat and jeans" who
approached Dr. Moore after hearing the jazz
band and asked what they needed. Learn-
ing that they needed a tuba, the man told Dr.
Moore he'd see him tomorrow. To the band
director's surprise, the next day the man
brought a check to the bandroom for exactly
the amount needed. It was the beginning of
a long relationship that benefitted the LMS
band students.
Dr. Moore may have been the band di-
rector, but he credits former LMS Principal
Eddie Perry as the reason the band took
off. "He did what no other principal does,"
Dr. Moore said, "he rolled up his sleeves
and helped with the actual manual labor
required to put on concerts. He made sure
they got a recorder/player for the band." It
was that type of dedication that made the
difference, he said. The PTA managed to
get air conditioning in the old band room,
he added. A new state-of-the -art bandroom
was part of a new LMS when it was built
(now Upthegrove Elementary School).
In 1991 Dr. Moore was selected the
Teacher of the Year for Hendry County. He
also taught at then-Edison Community Col-
lege for the ten years when it was located on
campus at LaBelle High School.
Last year, driving through LaBelle he saw
the new Edison College sign and decided he
wanted to go back to teaching. His Music
Appreciation class will be accompanied by
a Fundamentals of Music class next semes-
ter. The class is intended to teach people to


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in music as well as those who want to be. It
will teach the principles of notation, scales,
triads, rhythms and interpretive markings
and will be wonderful for choir directors
or singers as well as musicians. There is no
prerequisite, provides three credit hours and
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Anyone interested should call Edison at 674-
0408.
Dr. Moore himself enjoys a wide range
of musical styles in fact, "any music done
well." He has played in symphonies, sung
opera and played in the Red Skelton Band.
He said he enjoys waking up not knowing
what he'll be doing that day.
He said his 18 years at LaBelle Middle
School were "the best 18 years of my life be-
cause of people who live here. No place else
do you find people as enthusiastic about
their child as LaBelle," he said.
He actually came to LaBelle because of
former LHS/LMS band Director Ellen Mor-
gan, who recently passed away. She wanted
the best for "her babies," Dr. Moore said,
and recommended him to follow in her
place when she retired.
Having spent much of his adult life direct-
ly affecting children, Dr. Moore has a keen
insight into youth. As he says, "Kids today go
exactly where people lead them. They'll be
going in the right direction as long as you
are."

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