Thursday, March 4, 2010
Vol. 88 No. 9
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At a Glance
Free HIV test
Women represent a growing
percentage of the new HIV cases
in Florida. Hendry County Health
Department (1140 Pratt Boulevard,
LaBelle, and 1100 Olympia, Clewis-
ton) and Glades County Health De-
partment (956 Hwy 27 SW, Moore
Haven) will offer free HIV testing
for anyone on Wednesday, March
10, for National Women and Girls
HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. Get edu-
cated, and get tested.
Free C.N.A. classes
Oakbrook of LaBelle is offering
free CNA training with everything
you need to become a Certified
Nursing Assistant. Schedule to be
announced. Apply in person at
Oakbrook of LaBelle 250 Broward
Library meeting set
The Barron Library Board of Di-
rectors will hold its annual meeting
Tuesday, March 16, at 7 p.m. Hear
first hand what is going on at your
local library and learn how you can
become Friend of the Library. The
meeting is open to all who wish to
Hope for Haiti
Oakbrook of LaBelle is accept-
ing donations of non-perishable
food items to help the earthquake
victims of Haiti. Please drop off
your donations at Oakbrook of La-
Belle, 250 Broward Ave.
See Page 4 for information about
how to contact the newspaper.
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Jack Paul, a man of the good ear
by Patty Brant
After 40 years on the Hendry
County Board of Supervisors for
Soil and Water, formerly the Soil
Conservation District, Jack Paul is
retiring. The board recently pre-
sented him with a plaque for out-
standing and dedicated service to
the Hendry County Soil and Wa-
ter Conservation District.
The old Soil Conservation
Board is now the Natural Re-
source Conservation Service
(NRCS), but the work continues.
Bottom line, the organization still
provides local input into large
conservation planning and proj-
From Jan. 1970 through Jan.
2010, Mr. Paul has been one of
the organization's guiding hands
at a time when water conserva-
tion became of supreme impor-
Back in the '70s, Mr. Paul said
their main concern was drawing
plans for flood control and irriga-
tion, helping farmers meet their
goals for permitting, as well as
teaching and advising.
The group has grown, becom-
ing more organized, he said. They
work with state and federal orga-
nizations. Most importantly, he
believes, years ago they set up ag-
riculture's first Best Management
Practices (BMPs) and proved that
they would work.
A letter from former County
Agent Dallas Townsend p
Mr. Paul's work in the 197
the Federal 208 Water
Study, which showed tha
and other agricultural lai
were not polluting the C
hatchee River as was all
Over the years, Mr. P
served in many capacities
ing president of the Soil
vation District for Florida.
he was the Florida Associ
County Agriculture Ager
standing agent nominee.
Along with others on th
Florida Agricultural Cour
Paul helped make the Ur
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by Patty Brant
A very insecure future for Hen-
dry County is beginning to show
some important signs of regen-
eration. Two items at the Feb. 23
county commission meeting indi-
cate some strong possibilities for
First, the commissioners ap-
proved an 81 percent tax abate-
ment of county taxes over nine
years for a company called South-
east Renewable Fuels, LLC. The
photo company plans to provide 47 jobs
dges' and invest some $90 million in a re-
116. finery to make ethanol from sweet
sorghum. The sorghum would be
grown on leased property with
In addition, another 40-some
th jobs could be provided outside the
points to refinery in ancillary positions like
O's with drivers and farm support.
Quy The exemption will begin Jan.
Quality 1, 2011, and continue until Dec. 31,
it citrus 2019. If the company fails to create
nd uses 47 new jobs in the first three years,
:aloosa- the exemption will terminate as of
eged by Dec. 31, 2013. Southeast Renew-
able Fuels must submit an annual
aul has report by March 1 every year attest-
includ- ing that it is in compliance.
Conser- The refinery will be located on
In 2004 CR 832 south of Clewiston about
ation of 12 miles.
its out- Staff has also been meeting
with representatives of Florida Car-
e South go Fresh Inc., which hopes to de-
icil, Mr. velop aviation facilities at Airglades
university Airport. The company feels Hendry
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of Florida's Southwest Florida Research and
Education Center at Immokalee a reality.
In his early years, Mr. Paul spent two
.- years in the Peace Corps working with farm-
"ers in India. In 1965 he came to LaBelle to
help manage his father's citrus business,
Bob Paul, Inc.
SHis research demonstrations led to more
efficient water systems and he became
known in Florida for his expertise in grow-
ing citrus in flatwood soils.
At the Feb. 21 meeting, colleagues told
Mr. Paul, "Your legacy will affect our chil-
dren's children for generations to come."
These days, no one- farmers included can
afford to waste precious resources.
1 -After 40 years conserving nature's gifts,
Caloosa Belle/Patty Brant Mr. Paul said he still has the same core belief.
Jack Paul, seated, receives a plaque for 40 years of service to conservation, It's our duty to conserve nature and "leave a
presented by Dan Rutledge. small footprint."
River lots remain intact: HRMC promotes referendum
by Patty Brant
Sitting as the Local Planning Agency on
Feb. 11, LaBelle city commissioners recom-
mended denial of a proposal to reduce lot
sizes in areas along the river. Later, as the
city commission, the board allowed that
proposal to die. They cited opposition from
residents, who felt the plan would inordi-
nately increase the concentration of popula-
tion in affected areas, change the character
of those neighborhoods and decrease prop-
Two other proposed ordinances were ap-
proved by the LPA and will be voted on at
the board's regular March meeting. The first
concerns language strengthening commer-
cial design standards with regard to allow-
able colors on commercial buildings.
The second would limit types of storage
buildings and provide buffering for outside
storage containers in industrial areas.
In other business:
Representatives of Hendry Regional Med-
ical Center gave a presentation on the March
9 referendum seeking approval to use one
of its 2.9 mill in ad valorem hospital taxes to
build a new emergency room at the hospi-
tal in Clewiston and expand the convenient
care center in LaBelle. They also hope to at-
tract more doctors.
HRMC Foundation Chairman Robbie
Castellanos said they are working toward
"state of the art" health care close to home.
According to HRMC representatives, the $14
million plan would require no new taxes. A
referendum is needed because it will take
over a year to complete.
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Hospital personnel said HRMC has taken
its $5 million debt to 0 in five years, paid in
full for a $3 million convenient care center
in LaBelle an $8 million turnaround in five
years. The convenient care center has served
18,000 patient visits since October 2007,
commissioners were told, some 730 per
month. The four-acre site is large enough for
expansion. The center provides a primary
care doctor, walk-in emergency, surgical
consultations, mid level practice; workers
comp, lab and x-ray services, physical and
occupational therapy. It is open 12 hours a
day M-F plus Saturday hours.
They promoted the hospital as an eco-
nomic generator, saying that hospitals at-
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County is the best strategic location for its
According to County Administrator Judi
Kennington-Korf, the study will determine if
Hendry County is as ideal a location as com-
pany representatives believe. Florida Cargo
Fresh would coordinate the transport of
flowers, pharmaceuticals, exotic fruits and
vegetables and seafood, providing a site to
redirect cargo traffic from Miami to Hendry
At the Feb. 23 meeting, the commission
agreed to support a study to be carried out
by Florida Cargo Fresh. FCF will pay for the
feasibility analysis and is not seeking any fi-
nancial support from the county.
FCF is seeking a 24-month lease on prop-
erty at Airglades.
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According to the presentation, the hos-
pital needs to recruit more doctors and in-
crease outpatient diagnostics. It has already
recruited ten new doctors to Hendry County.
They said the Clewiston emergency room
handles over 1,000 patients per month.
However, they could not satisfactorily
answer how many LaBelle residents use the
hospital, a major factor in support from the
western side of the county.
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Saturday, March 6, 2010
The Community is invited to the Edison State College Hendry/Glades Center for a
Health Career Fair Saturday, March 6th, 10am-2pm
Meet with Edison State College representatives, the Hendry/Glades Health Department,
Hendry Regional Medical Center, Hendry County Public Safety and Southwest Florida
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March 4, 2010 Caloosa Belle
FORT MYERS, Fla. (February 10, 2010)
The United Way of Lee, Hendry, and Glades
is approaching the conclusion of the 2009-
2010 Campaign. As of Jan. 30, the United
Way Campaign raised
$7,020,605, or 86% of the
goal of $8,020,330.
Joe Catti, United Way
Campaign Chair and
President of FineMark Na-
tional Bank and Trust said
of the campaign, "Now is
the time for action. Now
is the time where your
help is truly needed. Joe Catti
"As this year's United
Way Chair, I personally visited all 72 United
Way Partner Agencies and saw firsthand
the positive impact that the 160 United Way
supported programs are making in people's
lives. I know the United Way Network is in
place and working diligently to assist the
people in our community at a time when
they need it most," Catti said.
"In order to meet these needs, the Unit-
ed Way's goal this year is $8,020,330. Is it
attainable? Absolutely, but only with your
help. You have the power to make a differ-
ence in the lives of your neighbor, friends,
co-workers, and even your own family
members who may need the services of a
United Way Partner Agency.
On January 14, 2010, two Drug Court
participants graduated in LaBelle after two
years of a difficult journey from addiction
and crime to freedom from both. CPSO
Kathy Lombardo gave a moving speech to
the audience where she told of how both
offenders have changed during this pro-
cess from angry unreachable men to the
present day happy, hard working and posi-
tive citizens they have become.
Circuit Judge Christine Greider doesn't
call the event a graduation, but instead re-
fers to it as a "moving on" ceremony where
the offenders know that this is the first day
makes push toward $8 million goal
"Last year was a tough year for this com-
munity, but we pulled together and reached
the $8 million goal. Our community's citi-
zens have shown time and again that they
will help their friends, neighbors, and co-
workers when times are really tough. The
increased human needs in our community
are huge but so is the generosity of people
"The community has really rallied this
year to help meet the increased social ser-
vice needs. So far, our community has raised
just over $7 million. We still have a million
more to raise with 3 weeks to go. It will take
every one of us doing what we can to make
it. However, this isn't just about making a
number. The ultimate goal is to meet the
needs in our community. That will be true
success!" he continued.
"Thank you to those of you who have
already given. If you haven't given yet, it's
not too late. Remember that YOU have the
power to make a difference in our commu-
nity. Thank you for your continued support
of United Way," Catti concluded.
The support of the community will allow
the 72 United Way Partner Agencies and over
160 programs and initiatives to receive their
full United Way funding, so essential human
services will be available in our community
at time when there are record needs.
Since the inception of United Way in
1957, 88 million dollars have been raised
in our community. All money raised in the
United Way campaign stays in the local
community to help support the local human
service network. United Way Partner Agen-
cies and initiatives such as the Alvin A Du-
bin Alzheimer's Resource Center, Children's
Advocacy Center, Big Brothers Big Sisters,
LARC and United Way 211 serve a diverse
range of needs in our community such as
nurturing children and youth, strengthen-
ing families, meeting critical needs such as
helping the elderly and disabled live inde-
Pablo Rayo Jr., 22, was arrested Feb. 26
and charged with nonmoving traffic violation
driving with a suspended license habitual of-
fender. Sgt. Olvera was arresting officer.
Angel I. Mayan-Martinez, 39, was arrested
Feb. 25 and charged with obstructing justice
intimidate, threaten etc. victim, witness in-
formant. J. Perez was arresting officer.
Alexis Mayan-Martinez, 35, was arrested
Feb. 24 and charged with battery touch or
strike, battery cruelty toward a child with no
great harm, obstruction of justice and con-
tempt of court violate a no contact order. B.
Van Fleet was arresting officer.
pendently, and empowering communities
by bringing health and human services to
neighborhoods. In addition to raising funds
for human service organizations in our com-
munity, the United Way promotes partner-
ships and collaborations among agencies
and initiatives, helping them to work to-
gether focusing on issues and solutions that
continue to improve lives.
The United Way of Lee, Hendry and
Glades has been "the way the community
cares" since it was established in 1957. For
more information, or to make a contribution
please call United Way of Lee, Hendry and
Glades at (239) 433-2000 or visit www.unit-
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of the rest of their recovery process and
where the real work begins.
She explained that now they are on
their own without the support of the Drug
Court team and encouraged the men to
stay focused on their sobriety and to stay
connected to the team. Both men pledged
to continue staying in contact with Officer
Lombardo and visit Drug Court often.
The last order of business was when
Assistant State Attorney nolle pressed both
men's charges and announced their free-
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March 4, 2010
Caloosa Belle March 4, 2010
Lent is time for reflection
So, this is Lent. The season of introspec-
tion and reflection. How's it going so far?
Well, I thought I'd offer a question to help
you along. Who is your god? Or, to put it a
bit differently, what is your god?
Try not to take the easy way out and
dismiss the whole thing saying, "God is my
god." Maybe yes, maybe no. The point of a
Lenten reflection here is to find out if God
really is the one you worship, or if he's been
replaced with something or someone else.
I'll start with a definition: whatever is most
important in your life is your god.
I knew a woman once whose husband
wanted nothing to do with Good. And he
wanted her to have nothing to do with God.
(Now before you start looking around La-
Belle to see who I'm talking about, it's not
anyone around here. I won't use local folks
for illustration!) She acquiesced to his de-
mands and drifted away, first from worship,
then from God. Eventually her faith became
just a vague belief that there is a God. Before
you decide I'm being hard on her in a dif-
ficult situation, I have known many others
in very similar situations who found ways to
deal with the problem without compromis-
ing their faith. It can be done. And if you're
one who is intentionally pulling another per-
son from their faith, this should be your time
to reflect on what you're about.
I've known people who were so commit-
ted to career building that everything else
took a back seat. I've seen this happen with
clergy who became more intent on pro-
gressing in their chosen work than in car-
ing for the people in their charge. We live
in a culture that encourages concentration
on jobs, careers, income, wealth, etc. There
might be just a slightly sad head shake if a
marriage breaks up or health fails. There's
nothing inherently wrong with developing
a career, but it needs to be in balance, not
On behalf of the 2010 Pioneer Family, I
would just like to say "Wow!" It was a great
experience for our family, made even better
by the care and attention of the SCF commit-
tee and especially Terri Lazar.
You have all helped make some very
special memories for the Touchstone/Davis
Tracy Cross Mills
Serving LaBelle Since 1922
To Reach Us
Mailing Address: PO. Box 518* LaBelle, FL 33975
Physical Address: 22 Ft. Thompson Ave.
Phone: (863) 675-2541 Fax: (863) 675-1449
To Submit News
The Caloosa Belle welcomes submissions from its
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in place of God. And yes, I've known some
extremely successful people who have also
been committed, effective
The last ones I'll men-
tion here are some of the
people I've known who
have been committed to
doing good works. They've
been involved in all sorts of
worthwhile endeavors, in
organizations devoted to Fr. Alan
helping other people. But Kelmereit
they've become so involved that this work
took the place of God in their lives. There
simply wasn't enough time left for prayer,
or study, or worship. This, in fact, may be
the most seductive god of all. No amount of
doing good, as important as that is, can take
the place of God. And if we give people all
sorts of help without pointing them toward
God, we are seriously shortchanging them.
These are a few of the things that most, if
not all, of us fall into at one time or another.
All I can say for myself is, "Been there, done
that." This is the season for self examination
and corrections. The good news is that as
we identify and seek to change the short-
comings in our lives, there is immediate for-
giveness and assistance from the God. It is
good to remember that Easter is coming!
Fr. Alan is pastor of Church of the Good Shep-
herd, located one block south ofRt 80 on Col-
lingswood Pkwy in Port LaBelle. 863-675-0385.
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Thanks for participating!
For several years the media has taken
great glee in reporting every little glitch that
any Detroit auto maker has encountered,
often while extolling the virtues of some im-
port. Well, now those amazing people who
gave us Pearl Harbor have a massive one.
Do I feel sorry for them? Not one bit, Do I
feel sorry for the people who bought their
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Referendum: Should HRMC expand?
I was so depressed after watching the
OBAMACARE Health Summit, that I thought
there was no way that I could be more de-
pressed. That is, until I read in the Caloosa
Belle the acting CEO of the Hendry Regional
Medical Center, Lynn Beasley's article seek-
ing to substantiate voters approval on March
9, of a $14 million hospital bond approval
This shot across the bow of an already fa-
tally stressed local, county, state and national
taxpaying citizen populace, in combination
with unprecedented, record unemploy-
ment really "taxed," even my imagination.
As proficient as Beasley brags HRMC is in
medical prowess and procedures, it is my
understanding that it is physically impos-
sible to "get blood out of a turnip" or more
importantly, a 'drained," broken, world-wide
I'll probably never know for sure, but I
think Beasley's letter is what pushed me into
calling "LIFELINE", where I got some crisis
call center somewhere in Pakistan. When
I told them I was feeling suicidal, they got
very excited and asked if I could drive a bus
or a truck. Being "old school" and never one
to "count my chickens before they hatch,"
I'm encouraging all caring, responsible, tax-
paying citizens to vote no. This is based on
the assumption that Beasley as a CEO for the
Quorum Health Group that provides, for a
fee, management consultation services for
the HRMC Board of Directors, and since it
is common knowledge, knows that, just 20
miles away, in Belle Glade, is a state of the
art, $50 million hospital. Also, in the very
near future, in Glades county, there is com-
ing on stream a $5 million Health Center.
So, maybe it's not for me to say what
responsible, informed, tax-paying, citizens
voters might, or might not do, on March 9,
2010, but I am reminded of that old saying
attributed to Aesop that says, "One of the se-
crets for success in life is to make stepping
stones out of stumbling blocks."
Short of "walking on water", by knowing
where the "stepping stones" are positioned,
I would suggest that "timing in life"is every-
thing, and Beasley's plea that "Voting no on
March 9, then, would be disheartening", is
more properly evidence that HRMC is "out
of step" in making their proposal, at least at
this time and for now.
T. W. Bill Neville
Hendry County Citizen & Taxpayer
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Advertising Director: Judy Kasten
Advertising Manager: Shawn Strawser
Advertising Services Coordinator: Dale Conyers
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Publisher: Tom Byrd
The Caloosa Belle is published by Independent
Newspapers of Florida. Independent is owned by a unique
trust that enables this newspaper to pursue a mission of
journalistic service to the citizens of the community.
Since no dividends are paid, the company is able to thrive
on profit margins below industrystandards. All after-tax
surpluses are reinvested in Independent's mission of jour-
nalistic service, commitment to the ideals of the First
Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, and support of the
community's deliberation of public issues.
Hendry Regional Medical Center has
been planning the construction of a new
Emergency Department in Clewiston and
expanded services in LaBelle. However, due
to an amendment in the Florida Constitu-
tion, we must have your vote of approval to
The hospital is seeking approval from
you, a citizen of Hendry County, to pledge
or allocate up to one mill of the existing ad
valorem taxes (out of the current 2.9 mills
set) to guarantee bonds for these capital
projects, without raising taxes. The hospital
is seeking a $14 million bond.
A special hospital election has been
scheduled for Tuesday, March 9. (All Hendry
County precincts will be open from 7 a.m.-7
p.m.) It's all about allowing Hendry Regional
Medical Center to develop STATE-OF-THE-
ART HEALTHCARE, CLOSE TO HOME:
1). Expanded Services in LaBelle. This
center, located at 450 S. Main Street, opened
in October 2007. It has served over 18,000
patients since that time and is now serving
approximately 730 patients per month. Ser-
vices include primary care physicians, walk-
in minor emergencies, surgical consultations
and minor procedures, mid-level practitio-
ners, worker's compensation, lab and x-ray
and physical and occupational therapy. It is
open M-F 8 a.m.-8 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m.-
noon. The hospital plans to expand health-
care services, recruit additional physician
specialties such as an orthopedic surgeon,
pediatrician; expand out-patient diagnostics
such as imaging and lab services.
2). A New Emergency Department in
Clewiston would replace the 57-year-old
emergency department with a new state-of-
Within recent years HRMC has recruited
ten physicians to Hendry County including
two general surgeons, four internal medi-
cine specialists, one family practitioner, one
cardiologist, one anesthesiologist and one
HRMC urges all citizens to vote in the
March 9 referendum. You must bring a pho-
to ID with you to the polls in order to cast
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March 4, 2010
March 4, 2010 Caloosa Belle 5
Submitted photo/Judy Smith
Georgia resident David Smith has
earned the Redmond Regional Medical
Center Foundation 24th annual Heart
of the Community Awards for accom-
plishments and unselfish natures. Feb.
2010. A 1988 graduate of LaBelle High
School and also of Stetson University,
he is an attorney and member of the
Board of Governors for the Georgia
Bar Association. He is on the Rome
Floyd County Habitat Board, chairman
of pro bono services of Rome Bar As-
sociation and an advocate for the el-
derly and the underserved. He and his
wife, Karen, have been married since
2002 and have a son, three-year-old
Grady. He is the son of Judy Smith and
nephew of Tommy Smith of LaBelle.
PLEASE BE ADVISED that pursuant to
Chapter 194, Florida Statutes, the 2009
HENDRY COUNTY VALUE ADJUSTMENT
BOARD, will convene its final public, meet-
ingTHURSDAY, MARCH 18th, 2010, at4:00
P.M. in the County Commission Meeting
Room, Hendry County Courthouse, 25 East
Hickpochee, LaBelle, Florida 33935, for the
purpose of making final decisions based
upon evaluations of the findings and recom-
mendations of the duly appointed Special
Magistrates on petitions duly filed with the
2009 Value Adjustment Board regarding
2009 property tax assessments, exemp-
tions, deferrals, classifications and trans-
fers of homestead assessment difference,
and to certify the 2009 tax roll. The VAB may
consider other items as may be appropriate
Anyone who appeals a decision made
threat will need a record of the proceed-
ings and may need to ensure that a verbatim
record of the proceedings is made, includ-
ing the testimony and evidence upon which
the appeal is to be based.
Barbara S. Butler, Clerk
Hendry County Value Adjustment Board
Caloosa Belle/Patty Brant
That's what the Old Tim-
ers Dinner is all about
- connecting LaBelle's
past and present. Doro-
thy Risher, seated, and
Katherine "Kay" Curry
were the two most vin-
tage participants at the
Old Timers Dinner Feb.
25. Both ladies were
born in October 1916 in
LaBelle. Kay now lives in
Texas. Her fondest mem-
ory of her days in LaBelle
are of her Indian pony,
Chepco. Dorothy Risher
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old and new faces. That
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and was the beginning
of a tradition that contin-
ues to grow every year.
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Family Eye Care
100 North Main Street
LaBelle, Florida 33935
March is Save Your Vision Month. The American
Optometric Association (AOA) and Family Eye Care join
in Save Your Vision Month to draw attention to the
correlation between eye health and general health
Many times by conducting a comprehensive eye
examination, optometrists can be the first to see
developing diseases and conditions through the eyes of
6 Caloosa Belle March 4, 2010
HCSO kicks off Click It or Ticket
Hendry County Sheriff Steve Whidden
and members his department are joining
forces with hundreds of other law enforce-
ment agencies across Florida in renewing
a pledge to save lives by cracking down on
motorists who drive without wearing seat
belts and properly restraining children.
Law enforcement officers will not only
be targeting major roadways but also school
zones ticketing drivers and passengers,
including children under 18, who are not
buckled up. The statewide campaign runs
March 1 thru March 15, 2010.
According to 2008 data from the Florida
Department of Highway Safety and Motor
Vehicles, 2,938 individuals were either driv-
ers or passengers in safety belt equipped ve-
hicles. Sixty percent (1,085) of these people
killed were not wearing safety belt. In addi-
tion to that, 54 of the 79 children ages 0 17
years old, killed in traffic crashes were either
not using safety belts or restrained in child
"With 30 percent of traffic fatalities due
to Floridians failing to buckle up regularly,
it's clear that far too many people still don't
take the safety belt law seriously," Hendry
County Sheriff Steve Whidden said. "The un-
buckled rate is especially high -and the fatal
crash rate increases significantly at night. So
look for us to be out on streets both day and
night in March making sure that everyone is
A seat belt usage survey conducted at
three major intersections in Hendry County
indicated a seat belt usage of 45%; less than
50% percent of drivers and their passenger's
utilized safety belts.
Sheriff Whidden said, "Wearing your seat
belt is easy and it costs you nothing. Not
wearing it might cost you a ticket, or worse
your life. I urge everyone in Hendry Coun-
ty to please be safe and buckle up day and
night Click It or Ticket It.
COE adds service projects
The Scholars Club is a group at COES
who have an A or A/B average, excellent
conduct and leadership qualities. They have
worked hard to get all students at COE in-
volved in community service projects this
year. When the bad economic times made
the holidays difficult for many local families,
the students held a Thanksgiving Canned
Food Drive. When an earthquake rocked
Haiti, the students raised over $200 for relief
efforts. When the Muscular Dystrophy As-
sociation needed schools to support their
Shamrocks for MDA fundraiser, the Scholars
Club signed COES up for the job. They set
their goal at $800, which would send one
child to MDA Summer Camp this year. They
are already at almost $200 and working hard
to meet their goal and make a difference in
The Colts Conserve Club will be host-
ing Science Night on March 5 at COES. The
event will begin at 6 p.m. and allow COES
families to do simple hands-on science ac-
tivities together. Colts Conserve is a student
organization that runs recycling programs at
school and emphasizes science in and out-
side of the classroom. Students have also
adopted endangered animals as part of their
The students at COES are always ready
to lend a hand to a good cause. They are
willing to work to make a difference in other
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LHS FCAT information Juniors and seniors who have passed the
FCAT will not be required to attend school
Important FCAT information for parents, on March 9 and 10.
guardians and students, FCAT scores are extremely important!
FCAT Schedule: This information is used to make education-
Tuesday, March 9: FCAT READING 9th al decisions for your student. Please make
and 10th grades and RETAKES Wednesday, sure your child attends school and arrives on
March 10: FCAT MATH 9th and 10th grades time during the testing days. A good night's
and RETAKES Thursday, March 11: FCAT sleep and a good breakfast will help your
SCIENCE 11th grade. child achieve the best score possible.
Bruce Alan Whitehead, 54
LABELLE -Bruce Alan Whitehead, age 54, of
LaBelle, passed away Feb. 28, 2010, in LaBelle.
He was born July 20, 1955, the son of the late
James Whitehead and Barbara (Browning)
Survivors include his wife, Bonnie (Williams)
Whitehead of LaBelle; sons, Joshua James Shir-
ley of New York and Luke Shirley of Pennsylva-
nia; mother, Barbara Crawford of Florida;
brothers, James Whitehead of New Port Richey
and Danny Whitehead of New Jersey; sisters,
Kimberly Rayburn of Florida, Jodie Harmon of
Fellsmere; step sisters, Carolyn Brock of Se-
bring, Elaine Sadeghi of Lutz, Carol Jean Bindas
of New Jersey, Diane Stelmach of New Jersey,
and Judy Davie of New Jersey; and grandchil-
dren, Victoria, Sophia and Caleb Shirley.
Funeral services will be held 5 p.m., today,
March 4, 2010, at Akin-Davis Funeral Home in
LaBelle with Pastor Johnny Jarriel officiating.
Visitation will be Thursday from 3 to 5 p.m. at
the funeral home. Cremation will take place at
Caloosa Crematory in LaBelle.
Cremation Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funer-
al Home LaBelle.
Ellen Jane McCartney Harrison
LABELLE -Ellen Jane McCartney Harrison,
passed away February 12, 2010.
She was born in Logansport, Ind. and had
lived in LaBelle for 32 years. She was a house-
wife. She was a member of the 9th Street Chris-
tian Church and the Logansport Order of
Eastern Star Lodge 058.
She was preceded in death by her husband,
Richard Jackson Harrison; and daughter, Penny
She is survived by her children, Jack (Rowena)
Harrison of ('i.... i-,..i, Fred Harrison of La-
Belle, and Jean (Byron) Harrison Smith of La-
Belle; 8 grandchildren; and 8 great-
A memorial service will be 2 p.m. Friday,
March 5, 2010, at Oakbrook of LaBelle.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests dona-
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Church Briefs I.
Mission trip dinner
Eastside Baptist Church is having a din-
ner to raise monies for mission work in Ari-
zona. The meal consists of grilled pork steak
or 1/2 grilled chicken, green beans/potatoes,
cole slaw, roll, tea and dessert. It will be
served from 4-7 p.m. on Friday, March 5, at
the church social hall. A drive-thru service
will also be provided. Delivery is available
when five or more meals go to one loca-
tion in town. Tickets are $8. Call Raymond
Crawford at 675-1845 or Marilyn Barrios at
Changes taking place at
Freedom Fellowship Ministries' office
hours remain the same, 9-1 Mondays. The
food bank is open during this time. The
counseling center will be canceling activities
for the time being. For assistance please call
the office at 862-612-9899.
Come to prayer breakfast
All are welcome to attend the Gideon
Prayer Breakfast every Saturday at 7 a.m. in
the back room at Flora & Ella's Restaurant,
550 SR 80W The Gideons are in 190 coun-
tries and their ministry is to provide a Bible
for every individual in the world.
Collection for Haiti
Marcia's Helping Hands is currently col-
CHURCH OF THE
Sun. 8:00 and 10:00 am
Thur. 9:30 am
Thur. 10:30 am
& Eucalyptus Blvd Port LaBelle
lecting donations for the victims in Haiti.
They are in dire need of Food (non-perish-
able), blankets, sheets, pillow cases, towels,
wash cloths, tooth brushes, tooth paste and
soap. They also need first aid kits, bandages,
baby supplies, children's clothes, crutches
and medical supplies. There are three drop
off points; Kings House 151 S. Missouri St.
and Carlson Memorial UMC 310 Campbell
St. and Marcia Carter. Should you have any
question please don't hesitate to contact
Marcia Carter at (863) 675-8607.
Freedom Counseling Center
Freedom Counseling and Service Center
has relocated and changed hours. The new
location is 1301 SR 29N, one half mile north
of the drawbridge. The new hours are Mon-
day only 9 a.m.-1 p.m. for the food bank. If
you need assistance at other times call the
office at 863-612-9899. Counseling and class
hours are as follows: Choose Life for hurting
people on the second and fourth Tuesdays
of the month at 7 p.m.; and Overcoming Ad-
dictive Behaviors on the second and fourth
Thursday of the month at 7 p.m.
Ready for Bingo?
Bingo is played Fridays from September
through May at Our Lady Queen of Heaven
Catholic Church on Bridge Street, LaBelle at
7 p.m. Early Bird starts at 6:45 p.m. Come
join the fun and visit with your friends.
First Baptist Church of LaBelle presents
Judgement House "Web of Lies", a story about
the dangers of internet social networking.
Friday through Sunday, March 5-7th.
Performances are 6:00 9:30 PM Friday and
Saturday, and 4-7 PM Sunday A group of 24 goes
through every 15 minutes. The reservation line
is now open by ili,. .* 675-2171.
A $3.00 per person donation is suggested.
The First Baptist church is located at
330 North Main St, LaBelle.
Brandon Thomas's evergreen 1892 comedy Charley's Aunt, the next LaBelle
Firehouse Players production, continues Saturday, March 6, also at 7 p.m. or
Sunday, March 7, at 2 p.m. at LaBelle's Firehouse Cultural Center, 241 N. Bridge
St. Charley Wykeham and Jack Chesney's plot to get Amy Spettigue and Kitty
Verdun to lunch to meet Charley's rich aunt from Brazil and then ask the young
ladies to marry them is foiled when the aunt telegraphs to say she will not be
able to come for her planned visit. The boys know the girls will not come unless
Charley's Aunt is there. What to do? Lord Fancourt Babberley, who just happens
to be rehearsing the part of an old lady for a college frat play, is cajoled into
impersonating Charley's Aunt from Brazil "where the nuts are." This starts the
first act of this zany British comedy that many call one of the best comic farces
ever written. Advance reservations, secured by Visa or MasterCard, are $12
each; tickets at the door, on a first come basis if available, are $14 each. Call
(863)675-3066 to reserve seats for Friday, March 5, at 7 o'clock, Saturday, Feb.
27 or March 6, also at 7 o'clock, or March 7, at 2 o'clock in the afternoon. Pic-
tured from left: Seated from left: Joel Hawkins and Tina Kirby. Standing: Ethan
Zimmerly, Travis Dowhen, Chandler Bridwell and Breanna Brown.
United Methodist Church
310 Campbell St.
LaBelle, FL 33935
Phone (863) 675-0656
Fax (863) 675-0640
Pastor John Bennett
9:00 a.m. Traditional Service
10:00 a.m. Sunday School
11:00 a.m. Contemporary Service
"Where everybody is Somebody and Jesus is Lord
9:15 a.m Sunday Worship
Lord's Supper 1 st, 3rd & 5th Sunday
10:30 am. Bible l.I ,-
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This was the fourth year for the Little Mr. and Little Miss contest which has the
little ones collecting scholarship money for the SCF Queen and Princess schol-
arships. Winners were: Babies: Robert Kingman IV, 6 1/2 months old, son of
Jennifer and Robert Kingman, Zelene Olguin, nine months, daughter of Ramiro
and Gloria Olguin, and Zain Cleofas Yzaguirre, 5 months old, son of Christina
Pre-School 3-4 years old, from left: Alexis N. Camacho, 4, daughter of Florinda
Camacho, Mykah Anderson, 4, daughter of Mike and Marlena Anderson, Isa-
belle Perez, 4, daughter of Amanda and Rigo Perez, and Miariah Lynn Lange, 3,
daughter of John Lange and Lacey Gauss.
7-10 year olds: Lane Rutter, 7, and Ciara Rutter, 9, children of Lee and Tricia Rut-
ter, and Leah Nicole Herrera, 7, daughter of Christina Herrera.
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Amanda Howard and her ten-year-old daugh-
ter, Kayla, came in all smiles to finish out the
SCF 5K. It was Kayla's first 5K.
George Briede, veteran of WWII
and Iwo Jima, has been a mem-
ber of the American Legion for
over 60 years.
Caloosa Belle/Patty Brant
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The Seminole Tribe once again came out to support the Swamp Cabbage Fes-
tival. Their float presented some of the Tribe's loveliest and most colorful chil-
The rains came down on the SCF Parade,
but it didn't stop die-hard festival goers!
This little China doll knew exactly what
to do when the candy came out along
the parade route.
As always, dancers were a big hit with the crowd in the park. These were
some of the dancers from the Dance Company.
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Looking for a good job?
The community is invited to the Edison
State College Hendry/Glades Center for a
Health Career Fair Saturday, March 6, 10
a.m.-2 p.m. Meet with ESC representatives,
the Hendry/Glades Health Department, Hen-
dry Regional Medical Center, Hendry County
Pubic Safety and Southwest Florida Career
and Services Centers. Discover career and
job training and career opportunities avail-
able in our communities! Financial assis-
tance is available to pay for training.
ESC is located at 1092 E. Cowboy Way.
For more information phone:.863-674-0408
or go to www.edison.edu.
New World Tropical Birds
Hendry-Glades Audubon invites every-
one to a free program on Monday, March 8,
at 7 p.m. at the Cooperative Extension, Dal-
las Townsend Building 1085 Pratt Blvd. Fea-
tured speakers will be Phil Fenner, whose
topic will be "New World Tropical Birds: Be-
havior, Courtship, Diversity" and C. Michael
Knight, Ph.D. who will present an update on
"Audubon's Invasive Species Program." For
information contact Margaret England 863-
Little Miss LaBelle sign ups
Sign ups for the Little Miss LaBelle Pag-
eant will be March 9 from 5-6:30 p.m. at the
First Baptist Church office. You can also sign
up March 11 at LaBelle High School audito-
rium at 5 p.m.
Kindergarten ages 5 through 8th grade
are eligible. Registration fee $25. The Little
Miss LaBelle pageant will be April. 17.
Day hike at Fisheating Creek
Fisheating Creek day hike on March 13,
to Fort Center Nature Trail sponsored by
Fisheating Creek Sub-Chapter of the Florida
Trails Association. Hike approximately 6
miles round trip (or less). FTA membership
not required. Starts 8 a.m. Bring own food/
water. For more info or directions, call ac-
tivity leaders, Betty Loomis 863-946-3560 or
Clint Pell 863-675-1773.
Drug Free Coalition to meet
The Drug Free Hendry Coalition & Tobac-
co-Free Partnership meets on the third Tues-
day of each month. The next meeting will be
Tuesday, March 16, at the Carlson Methodist
Church Fellowship Hall, 310 Campbell Street
at 5 p.m. All residents are encouraged and
invited to attend. Please contact Jeni Dyess
at 863-674-4041 X143 or Jennifer Dyess@
doh.state.fl.us for more information.
Spring craft event March 4
The public is invited to the 2010 Spring-
fest Craft Fair at Whisper Creek RV Resort
March 4 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Whisper Creek is one mile north of the
bridge on SR 29N. Free admission with lots
of door prizes and raffle items. Refreshments
available from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Captain Hendry Crafters
The Captain Hendry Crafters and Art-
ists 16th annual Spring Craft Show will be
in Barron Park Saturday, March 13, from 9
a.m.-2:30 p.m. Featured attractions include
the Highwaymen Artists (landscapes of rural
Florida) and live music by Zena Gatch. Bar-
becue by Jonesez serving light breakfast and
lunch. For vendor information contact Cobie
at 863-517-0369 or Judith at 863-234-9580.
Widows to meet
The Widow's Support Group will meet at
Don's Steakhouse, March 18 at 11:30 a.m.
for lunch. All widows welcome.
LHS '60s reunion
This reunion is for anyone who attended
or graduated from LHS from 1959-69. March
12 is the icebreaker at Don's Steakhouse at
6:30 p.m. in the lounge. There is a cover
charge. March 13 is a barbecue at Corky and
Mary Risley's home on Ivan Blvd. starting
at 1:30 p.m. with the meal later. There will
be music from the '60s and a raffle. Please
forward your RSVP with $25 per person be-
fore Feb. 25 to Sue Moss Schruers, 1135 Ivan
Blvd. LaBelle, FL 33935. For more informa-
tion please call 675-4803 or 675-0885.
LHS '40s and '50s reunion
If you graduated from or attended LHS
during the 1940s and '50s please save Sat-
urday, March 13, for a multi-class reunion at
the Dallas B. Townsend Building, 1085 Pratt
Blvd. beginning at 2 p.m.
The cost will be $10 per person. Please
bring a salad, vegetable or dessert. To make
reservations or for more information please
call Martha Raye at 863-675-0891 or JoAnne
American Legion breakfast
Hosted by American Legion Auxiliary
Unit 130. Breakfast Buffet on Sunday, March
7, from 8-11 a.m. Menu of scrambled eggs,
bacon, sausage, home fries, grits, sausage
gravy, chip beef, biscuits, pancakes, coffee
and juice. All you can eat for $6. Public Wel-
come. Located on 699 Hickpoochee Ave (SR
Auxiliary serving meal
American Legion Auxiliary Unit 130
serves 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/dessert $5; desserts $1.
(Menu varies each week). Public welcome;
699 Hickpochee Ave. (SR 80).
Quit Smoking Now
Quit Smoking and Quit Chew/Spit To-
bacco today! A Free community health
promotion program to be held at the Hen-
dry Regional Convenient Care Center, 450
South Main Street, LaBelle, March 3-April 7,
Wednesday for five sessions 5:15-6:45 p.m.
For information or to register please call
Nora Duley-Maldonado/Valerie James at the
Hendry County Health Dept. 863-674-4041
ext 128. You may be eligible for nicotine re-
placement therapy, gum, patches, lozenges
while supplies last.
Lost your cows?
Two cows found running loose on the
roadways of LaBelle. If you have lost any
livestock, please contact the Hendry County
Sheriff's Office Ag Unit at 863-674-5600.
Help a small boy
Manuel "Nune" Aguilar is diagnosed with
a heart disorder called Truncus Arteriosus
and needs his second open heart surgery on
March 26. A benefit barbecue will be held
March 12 at 11 a.m. in Barron Park. Leg
quarter, potato salad, baked beans, bread
and a drink for $7. For donations or infor-
mation please call Norma Gaure at 863-230-
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ft. & 2 car garage.
$309,000 3/2 Upgrades
adorn CBS Country Pool
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$89,900 1/2 Acre
Commercial Lot on Davis St.
$199,000 Vacant 2 ac. on
SR 80,just west of town
$200,000 State Road 80
Corner /2 Ac, B-1 w/bill-
$249,000 4640 sq. ft.
hange i cess.
1-2. daL .
REDUCED $299,000 -
Short Sale! 2 Steel Bldgs,
over 8000 Sq. Ft. Zoned
PUD on 2+ Ac.
REDUCED $295,000 1
ac on Main St., busy down-
town location w/older
$399,000 4.5Ac, 2400
Steel Bldg Industrial,
Possible Lease Option.
$550,000 5 Ac +/-
Industrial. Will split,
Cleared & Filled, Seller
$55,000 2/2 MH in River
Oaks/Ortona, now water-
$139,900 Over 1 ac. on
the main river, F Denaud
home on 1 ac., Ortona
$192,500 Old Ft.
Denaud 1 Ac.
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
$499,000 Eagle Point
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$425,000 3/4 in Ft.
Denaud on 2.6+/- ac with
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$550,000 Spectacular 7
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LOTS & LAND
$4,900 Moore Haven
Yacht Club lot
$5,900 Port Labelle
Lots, Seller financing
$.7,oO rL 1 11ome-1
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$8,900 Mobile home
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$39,900 2.2 Ac Rural
DEAL OF THE DAY!
HomiOMf aC .yaven.
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$65,000 4.2 ac. on
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$125,000 Ft Denaud
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Caloosa Belle March 4, 2010
Attention shotgun shooters
First come shooters can get free lessons
on trap and skeet shooting. Call Ed Kuntz
for arrangements 675-6432. Range hours are
Saturday and Wednesday 8 a.m.-noon. Les-
sons will be another time. Also, come join
Caloosa Sports Shooters ($25 per year) and
shoot at night on Thursday nights. All trap
and skeet rounds of 25 targets are $4 per
For more information call Dave Alexander
863-675-0500 or Ed Kuntz 8630675-6432.
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
Skeet Shoot Fundraiser
Come to the Second Annual Skeet and
Trap Shoot that benefits the local Boy Scouts
of LaBelle on March 13, at the Hendry Coun-
ty Sheriffs Gun Range. The cost is $50 for
individual shooters, $250 for a team of five,
including ammunition and a free lunch for
shooters. Awards and prizes will be given to
the top shooters. The event starts promptly at
9 a.m. Also, Pistol Pete's Hunting and Shoot-
ing Supply of LaBelle will raffle a shotgun at
a cost of $10 per ticket or three for $20.
To sign up or sponsor a team, please call
Dave Alexander at 863-675-0500. To buy
a raffle ticket, call Pistol Pete's at 863-612-
HUNT or stop by their store at 417 W Hick-
poochee Ave in LaBelle. All proceeds will go
to the local Boy Scouts for Summer Camp
and Summer Camp Supplies.
Come join the fun at the Hendry County
Gun Range Wednesday and Saturday morn-
ings. Shoot trap or skeet for $4 per 24 tar-
gets. If you like night shooting come join the
Caloosa Sports Shooters and shoot under
the lights on Thursdays. For more informa-
tion contact Dave Alexander at 675-0500.
Caloosa Sports Shooters will be glad to
work with non-profit organizations for fund-
raisers at the range.
SHEWMAKER ANIMAL HOSPITAL
1566 N. Bridge St. LaBelle, FL
3 Year Rabies Shot for $7
Every Saturday 8 am to 9 am
30% Discount on Boarding /
We have air conditioned kennels
at both of our cdiics!
Disclaimer The Pauent and any other person responsible
for payment has a right to refuse to pay cancel payment S
or be reimbursed for payment for any o 7h c' . . t
examination or treatment which is performed as ,
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IMMOKALEE ANIMAL CLINIC
1400 Roberts Ave, Immokalee, FL
The LaBelle varsity baseball team went
one and one last week as they lost to Bishop
Verot, 12-3, and then bounced back for an
11-1 win over Gateway Charter.
Against Bishop Verot, the Vikings blew
open a close game in the sixth inning as they
scored 6 runs on 3 errors to give the Cow-
boys their first loss of the season.
LaBelle sophomore pitcher Steven So-
drel threw 5 strong innings giving up only 3
earned runs while striking out 6 Viking hit-
ters. The Cowboys were led by senior Angel
Alvarez at the plate, going 2 for 2 while fresh-
man Austin Garcia smacked a double.
Against Gateway, the Cowboys received
another good performance from its pitching
staff as Austin Garcia shut out the Griffins
on one hit through four innings. The fresh-
man fanned 5 and walked 2 for his first high
The Cowboys pounded out 10 his on
offense with senior Frankie Self getting the
lone extra base hit with a double.
The Cowboys are now 3-1 on the sea-
Caloosa Belle/Patty Brant
Always there for the Cowboys
Support from the LaBelle Kiwanis Club sponsors LHS track meet tropies for the
Cowboy Invitational on March 5. The Cowboys would love fans to come out to
the track and enjoy the events, beginning at 4 p.m. that day. Pictured from left:
Head LHS Track Coach Dave Tippett, Dawn Jeffries of Kiwanis and girls track
coach Jennifer McClain.
Sports Network open to local teams
Local sports teams have a free site online
sports page partnered by the Caloosa Belle
and Community Sports Desk, a national
sports software company. Post your info and
photos on dedicated web pages sponsored
by web advertising; 20% of sales on the
site go back to the participating teams and
Engaged? Just married? Golden anniversary?
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Gift registry page
Submit your good news today at
leagues. To be a sponsor, call the Caloosa
Belle 863 675-2541. Teams and leagues can
call Renee Hawley 888-853-7904 or e-mail
To visit the LaBelle Sports Network, go to
newszap.com, click on the LaBelle homep-
age, then the Sports tab in the upper right.
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3 Family Yard Sale
Sat March 6, 7am -1pm
4001 Tanglewood Dr
Clothes, toys, electric
items, kitchen items
and lots more
LABELLE-NORTH 29 -
ACROSS FROM WHIS-
PER CREEK RV MAPLE
MARCH 6, 2010, 8 AM -
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Sat. March 6 8am-Noon
620 S Main St.
Something for EVERYONE
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LABELLE 329 N River-
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Visit our beautiful neigh-
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to Williams Rd
March 6, 7am-3pm
Wicker furniture, 11.5'
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dishes, and more
Craft and Flea Market
Grandma's Grove 3/11/10
8:30 am -12:30 pm
Lunch by Chef Ray-11 am
For tables call Theo @
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Hendry-LaBelle Recreation Board is ac-
cepting applications for a:
Recreation Staff Assistant.
Application must be submitted by
Thursday, March 18, 2010 no later
than 5:30 pm. Applications, job de-
scriptions & requirements are available
at the Hendry County Personnel de-
partment located at 165 S. Lee St., La-
Belle, FL (863)612-4782 or
Vet Pref. EEO. Drug Free. Applicants
needing assistance in the application
process should contact the Hendry
County Commissioners HR Department
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$179.00 1st Month Rent
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For more listings,
Must sell to prevent in-
breeding- 2 registered
Angus bulls Gramatica
Ranch bred. 3/4 broth-
ers calved Sept & Oct
05 $2000 each. 1 com-
posit 7/8 Angus, 1/8
Brahman bred by R.W.
Sexton unusually heavy
muscled, easy keeper,
low birth weight calved
04 weight 1980 Ibs
2-23-10 $2500. Also: 1
two year old Braford -
Adams Ranch Breeding
$1600 1 Hilliard Ranch
Charolais $1200. All re-
cently vaccinated and
wormed ready to
work. Chip Miller
For more listings,
Duplex 2bed/2ba, nice
location in town. No
LARGE 1 BRfurn. apt.
on Hall St. S., LaBelle. 5
mins. from shop., banks
& Courthouse. Inclds all
utils, W/D, Direct TV, in-
ternet avail. $800/mo.
LG Efficiency Furnished.
water, light / cable incld
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Small Studio Efficiency
with water, light &
cable incl., fully furn.,
perfect for one, $400
mo. Se Habla Espanol
Duplex like new inside
Ceramic tile throughout
311B Hickory St. 1Br/lBa
$425 per month plus
No smokers or Pets.
LaBelle Tropics Realty
Buying a car? Look in
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Shop from a gift catalog
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property available for
joint open storage $575
mo. Fenced in, close to
town. Kenny 863-673-
4321 or 863-675-8888
off Martin Luther King
Blvd, 2br/2ba $425
monthly. No deposit
needed, ready to move
In Town 2BR/1BA
Home, $600 mo.
RIVER HOME Golf
course, 2/3, Florida
room, garage, large
corner lot, 12 mi East of
Newly remodeled 1100
sq ft office on Bridge
St. $750 monthly 1/2
utility charges. Call
Cindy for details at
Office Space for Rent
460 South Main St. in
LaBelle 2 units 1800 sq
ft +/- each. May rent
one side, both sides or
divide into individual of-
fice spaces. Call for de-
tails. Trace Pfluge
LaBelle Tropics Realty
Office space on Hwy 80
$550 monthly (electric,
water, security includ-
ed). Call Kenny for de-
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A Load & Lock
5775 SR 80 LaBelle, FL
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Condo in Port LaBelle
2br/2ba, enclosed lanai,
river view, New appli-
$105,000 or lease year
round $800 mo (utilities
For more listings,
LaBelle -1974 N. Bridge
St, CLEAN 2br, $500
mo. + $250 dep.
A/C, Lg. deck. Oak
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Love the earth Recycle
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$3000 down owner fi-
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Gated mobile home
community, 55 or older
located on Caloosa-
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Haven. $79,900 mobile
and lot. Ready to move
in. $5000 down owner
New 3br/2ba doublewide
on 1/2 acre lot. Total
price $59,900. Low
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Seller financing may be
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Rabbits, cavies win at Livestock show
By Sonja Crawford
The LaBelle Youth Livestock
Rabbit and Cavy Show was held on
Monday, Feb. 15, with Susie Row-
land, Lakeland, Florida serving as
the official judge. Exhibitors were
judged on the Danish system using
blue, red and white ribbons for each
rabbit and cavy entry.
Many 4-H'ers exhibited more
than one rabbit. Alexas Caputo, 3
blue ribbons; Jake Coronado, 3 blue
ribbons; Jessica Coronado, 6 blue
ribbons; Victoria Magana, 1 blue
ribbon; Justin Mickelsen, 3 blue rib-
bons; Dustin Padgett, 4 blue ribbons;
Xavier Pearson, 2 blue ribbons; Vivi-
ana Rodriquez, 1 blue ribbon; Ciara
PORT LABELLE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT
A vacancy has occurred on the Board of Supervisors of the Port LaBelle
Community Development District. The remaining Board is authorized to ap-
point a successor to the Board to fill the vacancy for the remainder of the
term. Applicants are sought for the position and must be a resident of the
District. Applications should be submitted no later than 2:00 P.M.,
3/15/2010. Interested persons should submit a letter of interest stating
their background and experience. Letters may be hand delivered only (no
mall receptacle) to 3293 Dellwood Terrace, LaBelle, FL or mailed to the fol-
Board of Supervisors
Port LaBelle Community Development District
P.O. Box 1605
LaBelle, FL 33975
346409 CB/CGS 2/18,25;3/4/10
NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS
Florida Department of Transportation Project
Bids will be received by the District One Office unbl 2:00 PM. on Thursday,
March 18, 2010, for the following Proposals:
E1H87- This project is reserved for bidding by "Small Businesses"
A Certification of Qualification is not required for Drainage improvements,
and utters, sidewalks and signing and pavement marking on State Road 17
in Polk County. Budget Estimate: $123,642.00
E1I28- A Cerbtification of Qualification is not required for Thermoplasbc and
Painted Long Line Striping and Marking and Retro Reflecbve Pavement
Markers in Desoto & Hardee Counties. Budget Estimate: $108,586.00
E1I29- A Certification of Qualification is not required for Road and Bridge
Sweeping in Highlands & Okeechobee Counties. Budget Estimate:
E1I30- A Certification of Qualification is not required for Countywide Fertiliz-
er Application in Polk County. Budget Estmate: $180,000.00
Complete lettinadvertisement information for this project is available on
our website at http:/www.dot.state.fl.us/contractsadminstrationdistrictl/
#PLANHOLDERS%20LIST: or by calling (863) 519-2559.
346722 CGS/CB 2/25;4/4/10
LABELLE AIRPORT ADVISORY BOARD MEETING
There will be a LaBelle Airport Advisory Board Meeting held on Wednesday,
March 17, 2010 at 3 p.m. The meeting will be held at LaBelle City Hall, in
the Commissioners Board Room, located at 481 W. Hickpochee Avenue in
All interested parties are encouraged to attend. For Further information,
please contact the Hendry County Engineer's Office at (863) 675-5222 or
If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Hendry County
Commission with respect to any matter considered at this meeting, he/she
will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she
may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made,
which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is
to be based.
Janet B. Taylor, Chair
Board of County Commissioners, Hendry County
347673 CGS/CB 03/04/10
NOTICE OF WORKSHOP. REGULAR MEETING
AND CONTINUED PUBLIC HEARING
The Florida Governmental Utility Authority ("FGUA") announces a public
meeting and continued hearing to which all interested persons are invited.
The FGUA is a legal entity and public body created pursuant to the provi-
sions of Section 163.01, Florida Statutes, and an Interlocal Agreement
among Citrus County, Florida, DeSoto County, Florida, Hendry County, Florl-
da, Lee County, Florida, Pasco County, Florida, and Polk County, Florida.
The continued public hearing and meeting will be held at 1:00 PM
on March 18, 2010 at the Central Florida Visitor Center Auditorium,
101 Adventure Court, Davenport, FL. The board will participate in a
strategic planning workshop at the same location and date begin-
ning at 9:00 AM. The continued public hearing is to consider adop-
tion of a water and wastewater impact fee and water connection
fee schedule within the FGUA service area serving the Lindrick
Utility System of Pasco County. All customers of the FGUA, affected
property owners, tenants or occupants, and all other interested persons,
shall have an opportunity to be heard concerning the proposed rates and to
file written comments with the FGUA. If a person decides to appeal any de-
cision made by the FGUA with respect to any matter considered at the hear-
ing, such person will need a record of the proceedings and may need to
ensure that a verbatim record is made, including the testimony and evi-
dence upon which the appeal is to be made. In accordance with the Ameri-
cans with Disabilities Act, persons needing special accommodations or an
interpreter to participate in this proceeding should contact the Clerk to the
FGUA Board toll free at (877) 552-3482, at least three business days prior
to the date of the hearing. If you have any questions, please contact the
Clerk to the FGUA Board at (877) 552-FGUA or (407) 629-6900.
347406 CGS 3/4/10
Rutter, 2 blue ribbons; Dakoda Rut-
ter, 2 blue ribbons; and Stephen
Woosley, 5 blue ribbons.
Stephen Woosley had Best of
Show award with his Lionhead doe.
The Dwarf buck exhibited by Victo-
ria Magana was Best Opposite.
In the cavy division; Ciara Rutter
exhibited two cavies, both receiv-
ing blue ribbons. Dakoda Rutter
received one blue ribbon for her en-
try. Ciara Rutter was awarded Grand
Champion with her American sow
with Dakoda Rutter achieving Re-
serve Champion with her American
The Rabbit and Cavy exhibitors
were either members of the Pioneer
Small Animal 4-H Club led by Pat
Bosley or the All Kinds of Critters 4-H
Club led by Kathy Mickelson.
Submitted photo/Sonja Crawford
Stephen Woosley (Best of
Show) and Victoria Magana
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN:
George C Clennon, 801 S Gloria St, Clewiston, FL
Matthew C Brummett, 1520 Ute St, LaBelle, FL
You are hereby notified that your eligibility to vote is in question. You are
required to contact the Supervisor of Elections, in Hendry County, Florida,
no later than ltirty (30) days after the date of this published notice to re-
ceive 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 registrabon system. Call 863-983-5230 or
El Aviso se da por Este Medio:
Este aviso es para usted que su eligibilidad de votar esta en question. Ust-
ed tiene que comuncarse con el Supervisor de Elecciones, del condado de
Hendry, Florida, antes de 30 das despues de la fecha de este anuncio publi-
cado para recibir la information al respect de su inelegibilidad potential y
procedimieno de resolve este caso. Si no responded, puede dar lugar a
una determinacion dela ineligiblidad por el Supervisor, y su nombre sera
quitado del sistema estatal del registro de votantes. telephone
863-983-5230 or 863-983-1592.
Lucretia A. Strickland
Supervisor of Elecbons
PO Box 174
LaBelle, FL 33975
Hendry County, Florida
347315 CB/CGS 03/04/10
HENDRY COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT
NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULE
SUBMITTED BY: R. Scott Cooper DATE: 3/23/10
SUBJECT AREA: 600 Philosophy and General Statement
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY OF PURPOSE: The proposed rule establishes the
policy for philosophy and general statement.
CITATION OF LEGAL AUTHORITY: 1006.21(3), 1001.42, 1001.43 FS.,
6A-3.01 and 6A-3.17 S.B.R.
CITATION OF SPECIFIC LEGAL REFERENCE: 1006.21(3), 1001.42, 1001.43
F.S., 6A-3.01 and 6A-3.17 S.B.R.
FULL TEXT: A copy of the full text of the proposed rule may be obtained,
without cost, at the Office of the Superintendent of Schools.
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: The proposed rule establishes the policy for phi-
losophy and general statement.
STATEMENT OF REGULATORY COSTS: The proposed policy revision will
create no additional district economic impact in excess of $100.00 except
for the costs of printing and distributions.
LOCATION OF MEETING, TIME AND DATE: Hendry County School Board
Meeting Room, 25 E. Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, FL at 5:30 p.m. or as
soon thereafter as the matter may be heard on March 23, 2010.
Notice: Any person who wishes to provide the School Board with informa-
tion regarding the statement of estimated regulatory costs, or to provide a
proposal for a lower cost regulatory alternabve must do so in wrinbng within
21 days after publication of this notice.
Notice: If requested in writing and not deemed unnecessary by the Agen-
cy Head, a Rule Development Workshop will be held at a time and date to
be advertised in the future.
Notice: The procedure for obtaining a public hearing on this proposed rule
is to request, in writing, a hearing. The request shall be submitted to the
Superintendent of Schools, in writing, within 21 days after publication of
this notice. The request shall specify how the person requesting the public
hearing would be affected by the proposed rule. The School Board, upon
appropriate request, shall give affected persons an opportunity to present
evidence and argument on the issues under consideration.
Notice: Inspection and copying of all written materials constituting public
records submitted to the agency regarding draft rules may be obtained by
request, in writing, to the Superintendent of Schools.
Notice: The School Board may recognize any material which may be udl-
clally noticed and to incorporate them into the record of the rule making
proceeding. The School Board may incorporate material by reference into
the proposed rule.
Notice: If you need an accommodabon in order to participate in this pro-
cess, please notify the Superintendent of Schools at (863) 6744642 or at
the Hendry County Courthouse, LaBelle, Florida 33935 at least 48 hours
prior to the meeting or workshop.
Notice: If the School Board adopts the proposed rule, one cerbfied copy of
the proposed rule shall be filed in the Office of the Superintendent of
T i, i I',. 1 ',,' F
I Public Notice I
PF ublic Notice
Public Notice I
PF ubric Notice
NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: TIMS TOW-
ING & RECOVERY gives Notice of Fore-
closure of Lien an intent to sell these
vehicles on 03/19/2010, 10:00 am at 74
S. INDUSTRIAL LOOP, LABELLE FL
33935, pursuant to subsection 713.8 of
the Florida Statutes. TIMS TOWING &
RECOVERY reserves the night to accept
or reject any and/or all bids.
347411 CN 3/4/10
CHANCE'S TOWING & RECOVERY
WILL SELL THE FOLLOWING VEHI-
CLES BY AUCTION @ 340 N. INDUS-
TRIAL LOOP, LABELLE, FL. 33935
ON THE FOLLOWING DATES DUE
TO NON-PAYMENT FOR TOWING
AND STORAGE CHARGES. PURSU-
ANT TO SUB SECTION 713.78 OF
THE FLA. STATUE. CHANCE'S TOW-
ING & RECOVERY RESERVE THE
RIGHT TO ACCEPT OR REJECT ANY
AND/OR ALL BIDS.
MARCH 14, 2010 @ 8:00AM
MARCH 15, 2010 @ 8:00AM
MARCH 16, 2010 @ 8:00AM
MARCH 19, 2010 @ 8:00AM
347705 CB 03/04/10
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March 4, 2010
LES Students of the Month
Front row to back row row l--Jourdan Dampier, Stephany
Menguela, Devontre Smith, Camran White row 2--Christo-
pher Jimenez, Cesar Dobbins, Esai Solis, Sebastian Flores,
Kevin Frederick row 3--Enrique Briones, James Wyatt Eng-
lish, Arnoldo Gonzalez, Juan Madrid, Gary Perez.
LES Students of the Month
Front row to back row row 1--Alfredo Rivas-Leal, Luz Gar-
cia-Martinez, Tia Flowers, Alex Hernandez-Marquez, Clau-
dia Santos row 2--Carlos Cruz-Pacheco, Adam Reinbott, Lil-
liana Gutierrez, Elizabeth Raya, Maria Reyes row 3--Hunter
Farquharson, Daniel George, Mabiarely Rios, Giselle Perez,
Gladys Marquez absent--Nariah Mata.
Submitted photo/Allen Riberdy
Safety Patrols of
Cinthia Gomez and Isaac Reyes.
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located in the historic forrey building
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Office (863) 675-7045
license e #CCC1325950
CREWS SEPTIC PUMPING & REPAIR
The company with integrity
Often imitated, never duplicated
Residenial & Commeridl Pmping
Repairs & New Inrallaions
137 S. Industrial Loop #2
863-675-0636 or 239-694-1067
WILL BEAT ALL COMPETITORS
ADVERTISED PRICE ON PUMP-OUTS
IT. Dinsey & I
I R. Crews Septic Inc.
FALL AND WINTER SPECIAL
Hey folks, we have a special going on here and we
want you in on it!! We want your stinky business, and
if you don't call us we both lose money!! Need your
septic tank pumped out?? Call us:
(after hours and weekends, an additional charge
**Hendry and Glades Counties**
OI offer expires 02/28/2010
American Legion Post 130
SFish Fry Friday s
5pm-7pm $7.00 Public Welcomed
699 W. SR 80 LaBele, FL (863) 675 8300
Renier's Well Drllmg Contractor
Installation & Repairs
Water Systems i. ..I
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Caloosa Belle March 4, 2010
Ualoosa belle/Patty urant
The Loyal Order of the Moose took second place at the SCF Parade this year.
t;aloosa belle/ auty brant
C.W. Pritchard from Moore Haven earned third place in the SCF Parade with this
unique snap shot of pioneer life in the area.
V' Caloosa Belle/Patty
k. y Bobby Bare
r \ and his entou-
rage capped off
A- another great
. bage Festival
with some great
oldies to get
folks' toes tap-
Coaches Plaens Snorts Fan
Caloosa Belle/Patty Brant
VFW Post 10100's overview of American patriotism was the judges' choice for
first place float in the SCF Parade.
ftak~rhi Esry Pdcag.
From Baseball to Basketball, Football to Hockey, Soccer to Swimming,
Cheerleading to Taekwondo if you offer or participate in a youth or recreational
sport/activity contact us today to join the LaBelle SportsNetwork
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