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Thursday, April 8, 2010
Thursday, April 8, 2010

Vol. 88 No. 13

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'The Time Machine'
Audiences will participate in
the Firehouse Cultural Center's
final production of the 2009-10
season, "The Time Machine" by H.
G. Wells, adapted for the stage by
John DeLancey and Leonard Ni-
moy, is set in the twilight age of live
radio broadcast. Enjoy a unique
mix of eras. Performances at FCC,
241 N. Bridge St., LaBelle Friday
and Saturday nights at 7 p.m.; Sun-
day matinees at 2 p.m., April 9-11.
Reservations: Call 863-675-3066;
$12 in advance; $14 at the door.

Relay for Life meetings
Only a few meetings left for the
2010 Relay for Life.
April 13: Team Rally 5:30-6:30
p.m. First Baptist Church, Commit-
tee Meeting 6:45-7:45 p.m.;
April 20: Team Rally 5:30-6:30
p.m. First Baptist Church, Commit-
tee Meeting 6:45-7:45 p.m.;
April 27: Team Rally 5:30-6:30
p.m. First Baptist Church, Commit-
tee Meeting 6:45 7:45 p.m.;
May 1-2: Relay for Life.

Amnesty at library
Barron Library will offer Am-
nesty Week, April 10-17. Please
return any overdue library books
during that time period and all of
your overdue fees will be waved.
In exchange for waving your fees,
the library requests non-perishable
food items to be donated to the
Salvation Army. Please help the li-
brary and other citizens of LaBelle
by returning any overdue items and
by helping feed the less fortunate.
See Page 4 for information about
how to contact the newspaper.
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Holocaust: Stories of shame, courage

Cousins Jess Scarbrough, Haley Scarbrough and Michael Drabant, along with their grand-
mother, Julia Redell, were entranced with the images and information presented on posters
inside the Holocaust-era boxcar located at last week's Holocaust Remembered exhibit at
Edison State College.

Exhibits highlight horrific reality

by Patty Brant
Caloosa Belle
Memory can be a pain-
ful thing, but without it we are
doomed to relive our worst mo-
ments. Last week Edison State
College brought the Holocaust
Memorial Project to LaBelle. The
sorrowful exhibits available to
LaBelle residents from March 29-
April 1 brought the reality of that
blighted period of history home.
On Monday evening Hella and
Heinz Wartski told their stories
as survivors of the Holocaust. As
a 14-year-old girl, Hella and her
family were taken to Auschwitz
where they were separated from
their parents and other family
members. They never saw their
parents again.
Heinz was from Germany,

the free City State of Danzig. His
father was incarcerated in con-
centration camps twice. Once in
Germany and once in Italy before
the family could finally escape.
On Tuesday a dramatic read-
ing called Voices of Victims and a
lecture by Prof. Robert Sitta "Not
Just an Isolated Moment in Time"
were presented. On Wednesday:
In Memory's Kitchen: A Dramat-
ic Play was performed by EC's
Lori Shula and Carl Sharp, Florida
Cowboy Poet Laureate, offered
his insight into the Holocaust.
The week of activities culmi-
nated Thursday with a candlelight
ceremony, a 21-gun salute and
Taps by members of American
Legion Post 130, and a viewing of
a special movie.
Edison's Dean R. Jones of-

fered the welcome saying that
such exhibits help those far re-
moved from those days know
about the Holocaust. His remarks
were followed by the Legion-
naires, including a contingent of
the Legion Riders. A few words
by Chaplain Sam Renfroe appre-
ciated the beautiful Spring day
and noted that from 1933-44 in
Europe there were no beautiful
days that did not include "atroci-
ties to mankind."
The Holocaust, Hitler's "final
solution" to what he considered
the "Jewish problem" stole 11
million lives six million of them
from Jews.
A small crowd listened re-
spectfully before moving in to the
See Holocaust Page 2

Door open

for 'heavy

by Patty Brant
Caloosa Belle
Tuesday, March 30, county
commissioners approved a pro-
posal that could provide heavy
recreational opportunities for the
area on 374 acres at the north side
of SR 82 in Felda at the Hendry/Lee
county line.
The property has an existing
Planned Unit Development (PUD)
zoning, allowing migrant worker
housing and mining operations.
Uses also include asphalt and con-
crete mixing, horticultural waste
mulching and recycling and water
management facilities. None of
these have been initiated.
Siting a "strong demand" for
heavy recreation activities in the
area including Hendry, Lee and
Collier counties, the applicant, Bill
McDaniel, hopes to add a motor
sports track (with spectator seat-
ing) or field or space for off road
vehicle use, paintball, recreational
fishing, water sports, overnight
camping to the acceptable uses,
along with temporary food, bever-
age and gift concessions.
It would also include several
billboards along SR 82.
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Staff recommended approval of the new
request, provided heavy recreation activities
occur only between 7 .m.-7 p.m. Monday
through Saturday.
The only real argument against the pro-
posal concerned the noise issue and came
from owners of the Gardinier, who are also
seeking an amendment to the Future Land
Use Element of the Comprehensive Plan
that could eventually result in a major de-
Mr. McDaniel explained that he would
not be using any of the environmentally sen-
sitive areas on the property, keeping most of
the heavy activity on the west central area,
with camping in the northeast.

He said the noisy activities may include a
BMX track, ATV trails and truck pulls, how-
ever, he planned to start with low intensity
Commissioner Kevin McCarthy moved
to approve the request, with staff recom-
mendations on noise control. Commission-
er Karson Turner seconded the motion and
it passed, 3-0.
Commissioners Janet Taylor and Tris
Chapman were not present at the meeting.

Major zoning issues April 13
West Hendry Area Plan along with the
Gardinier development, a proposed mixed
use development to be located on 627 acres
on the north side of SR 82, and Rodina, also
a proposed mixed use development, on
25,826 acres on the west side of SR 29 be-
tween LaBelle and Felda.

These will be considered at the county
commission's April 13 meeting at the Har-
lem Library, 1010-J Harlem Academy Ave.
beginning at 5 p.m.
The board voted to support the West
Hendry Area Plan to change the Future
Land Use Element text of the Comprehen-
sive Plan and Future Land Use Map to a se-
ries of new future land use categories.
The Department of Community Affairs
issues include the use of density for con-
servation, water quality and stormwater
impact on the river.
The South Florida Water Management
District requests that an overlay not be used
on their land. The Conservatory of South-
west Florida is included in the plans to re-
store historic flow ways to the river.
The board unanimously approved a
show of support for the plan, which will be
voted on at the April 13 meeting.

Once again the commissioners looked at
what should be done with the old Clewiston
sub-office. Recently they voted to abandon
it and build a new facility on Olympia St. in
Clewiston, by the new health department.
The old office was to be razed. At their
March 30 meeting, however, they decided
to try to sell the property if possible, rather
than simply tear it down.


Holocaust Continued From Page 2

movie. Esther Dolgoy Korchynski, a Cana-
dian who lives in LaBelle during the winter
months, her daughter Eda Korchynski and
her friend Pierre Agoli, were part of that
Ms. Korchynski lives in Manitoba and is
Jewish. For her, the Holocaust has very deep
and personal meaning. Her father was from
the Ukraine and her mother from Latvia. Her
family immigrated to Canada in 1912 but
not before they had experienced the same
kind of twisted patriotism that spawned
the Holocaust. Her father had managed to
escape Russian "pogroms" "small" mas-
sacres targeted at specific groups. However,
the family still had relatives in Germany and
Another member of the group, who iden-
tified himself only as "Red," said his family
also has scars from that time in history. He
had two grandfathers fighting for the Allies

Carter, McGee earn
The Salvation Army presented awards
to outstanding supporters of the agency
on March 25, at Broadway Palms Dinner
Theatre. Army staff and friends gathered
to pay tribute to volunteers and commu-
nity partners who give of their time, talent
and treasures to help others. In 2009, over
116 volunteers reinforced the ranks of The
Army's small staff in LaBelle to give back to
those in need in the community. Those vol-
unteers amassed over 2,100 hours to serve
over 1,700 families.
"There could never be enough 'thank
yous' to these dedicated groups of volun-
tppor who oivP of thpir timp andt sorvicrp to

(one British RAF, one American). The family
remains split because another grandfather
was fighting against them for Germany. He
said over the years he has heard a lot about
the war from his family and even spent time
in Europe and Washington, DC., where he
has seen and heard a lot about the war
and the Holocaust from family and friends.
It took years, he said, but they eventually
opened up about their experiences.
The movie Swing Kids, which ended the
week of activities, depicted German young
people resisting the Nazi regime. Made in
1993, it represented the dilemma of the Ger-
man people as Hitler unleashed his power
on his own people in 1939.
Three youngsters, all students at West
Glades Elementary, were among those at
the final events. After watching the movie,
Michael Allen Drabant 13, pronounced it
"awesome." He said he didn't think it could

Hendry's Salvation
help people in need in our community. It is
simply outstanding. Their commitment to
The Army is a blessing and we will be for-
ever grateful to them," remarked Major Art
Penhale, Corps Officer for the Lee, Hendry
and Glades Counties Salvation Army.
Top Awards were given to outstanding
groups and individuals for their outstanding
service in 2009:
Volunteer of the Year for Hendry County
Rosemary McGee is always willing to help
in a pinch. She facilitates daily bread pick-
up from Winn-Dixie and serves in the food
Top Bell Ringer for Hendry County Dick
Carter is one of the first persons to sign up
for Christmas and rang for 195 hours. He is
part of a dynamic duo with his wife, Marica
who was honored as last year's Volunteer of
the Year for Hendry. If you are interested in

happen here, though. "I think we could
stop it here,"
His cousin Jess Eugene Scarbrough, 11,
and a fourth grader agreed. "We're free
here," he said, "but if people don't listen

Jess's sister Haley Nicole Scarbrough, 9,
was sure they could just "move to a differ-
ent country."
The children's grandmother, Julia Re-
dell, is a student at EC. She said she wished
more students had been able to come to the
Exhibits open for the week included an
actual boxcar is use during the Holocaust
There were informational panels ex-
plaining genocide and its place in the world
today, along with WWII artifacts, documen-
tary viewings and Trail of Hope art by Edi-
son students.

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Eagle Riders, Lakeport-Moore Haven Fraternal Order of Eagles, had a motor-
cycle event, February, at their meeting place near the span bridge in Moore
Haven at 101 Avenue J.


Rafael Contrera Jr., 60, was arrested April
4 and charged with DUI alcohol or drugs
and flee/elude fail to obey a law enforce-
ment order to stop. Deputy T. Neidert was
arresting officer.
Kevin Bradley Ward, 34, was arrested
April 3 and charged on a warrant with FTA:
felony offense. H. Bledsoe was arresting of-
Julian Cornelius Madrid, 25, was arrested
April 2 and charged with smuggling contra-
band into a detention facility and on warrant
for selling marijuana within 1,000 feet of a
place of worship or business, Schedule II. T.
Neidert was arresting officer.
Lawrence Wayne Schneider, 62, was ar-
rested April 2 and charged with traffic of-
fense DUI alcohol or drugs third violation in
ten years and traffic offense DUI with prop-
erty damage.
Robert Percy Titus III, 21, was arrested
April 1 and charged with possession of mari-
juana over 20 grams. N. Kirk was arresting
Julian McCall 34, was arrested March 26,
and charged with fraud insurance less than
$20,000 and fraud use/possession of identifi-
cation of another person without their con-
sent. K. Herrera was arresting officer.
Ramiro Ozuna, 61, was arrested March
31 was arrested and charged with posses-
sion of a controlled substance without a pre-
scription. L. Banks was arresting officer.
Daniel Hurtado, 28, was arrested March
31 and charged on a warrant with VOP:
felony or community control. N. Reed was
arresting officer.

Uriel G. Velasquez, 24, was arrested April
3 and charged with aggravated assault with
a deadly weapon with no intent to kill. CPD
officer J. Pilon was arresting officer.
Cynthia Renee Johnson, 19, and Anita
Simeon, 18, were arrested April 3 and
charged with public order crimes accessory
after the fact.
Marvin Anderson, 28, was arrested April

3 and charged with escape and larceny petit
theft second degree first offense.
Uriel Mundel Minott Jr., 21, was arrested
April 3 and charged with carrying a con-
cealed weapon firearm. Sgt. L. Preece was
arresting officer.
Brian Matthew Cook, 19, was arrested
April 2 and charged as an out of state fugitive
on a warrant as a deserter from the US Army.
CPD Office J. Pilon was arresting officer.
Hugo Campuzano, 19, was arrested
March 31 and charged with six counts of ag-
gravated assault with a deadly weapon with
no intent to kill, use/display of a weapon dur-
ing a felony, discharging a firearm in public,
ejecting a missile into a dwelling, vehicle,
building or aircraft. He allegedly shot at a
truck as the driver was dropping off several
passengers in Twin Lakes. Sgt. Herrera was
arresting officer.
Cornelius Lewis Ward, 30, was arrested
March 20 and charged with battery touch/
strike and robbery with a firearm. B. Van
Fleet was arresting officer.
Omar Triana, 31, was arrested March 28
and charged with possession of cocaine.
CPD officer Herrera was arresting officer.

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by Nena Bolan
Glades County Democrat
GLADES/HENDRY -- The newly formed
Fraternal Order of Eagles (FOE) has opened
its doors in Moore Haven at the old post of-
fice building on Avenue J. Charter members
joined in April 2009 and now they have an
established meeting place in the historic sec-
tion near the city park.
Ed Bryan is the president of the Eagles
Aerie #4523. June Riley is the junior-past
president of the Eagles' Auxiliary, and Ste-
ven Ratliff is the president of the Eagle Riders
for motorcycle recreation. The organization
is part of District 7, and they invite mem-
bership from the communities of LaBelle,
Clewiston, Moore Haven, Ortona, Lakeport,
Palmdale, Buckhead Ridge, Brighton, South
Bay and Belle Glade.
The FOE is known for its charity work in
the United States and Canada. It has over one
million members and people from all walks
of life can join. According to June Riley, the
Eagles have 12 traditional charities they help
such as Max Baer Heart Fund, Drug Aware-
ness Fund, CPR Fund, Robert W Hansen
Diabetes Fund, Art Ehrmann Cancer Fund,
D.D. Dunlap Kidney Fund, Muscular Dystro-
phy Fund, Jimmy Durante Children's Fund,
Golden Age Eagle Fund, Alzheimer's Fund,
Lew Reed Spinal Cord Fund and H.O.M.E.
Locally, the Eagles raise money for col-
lege scholarships and disaster funds. They
do Homeland Charities for Christmas and

Thanksgiving baskets, a children's Christ-
mas party; and they help those in need or
those who have had a house fire. Saturday
nights are Steak Night, and Monday nights
have Bingo games. These are open to the
public, but only members can order an al-
coholic beverage. Otherwise, tea, soda and
coffee are served.
On Saturday, March 27, there is a '50s
sock-hop dance following the steak dinner.
On Saturday, April 27, the steak dinner is
a fund raiser for Project Graduation, which
is a prom night function for Moore Haven
High School. Several other events are being
planned soon.
FOE president, Ed Bryan, commented
the Eagles appreciate and support veterans,
fire departments and law enforcement.
Steven Ratliff, Eagle Riders, mentioned
2,000 motorcycle riders cross over the
span bridge in Moore Haven on any given
weekend. The group plans rallies and poker
"The Eagles are people helping people
for the past 112 years," said June Riley.
People seeking membership applications
can call 863-946-1523. The Lakeport-Moore
Haven Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 4523,
Auxiliary and Eagle Riders are located at 101
Avenue J. SW, Moore Haven, FL 33471. Meet-
ings are held on the first and third Thursdays
of the month at 7 p.m.
Staff writer Nena Bolan can be reached


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FGCU receives grant for engineering studies

FORT MYERS, FL Florida Gulf Coast Uni-
versity's Physical Plant recently received a
generous third annual gift from B & I Con-
tractors, Inc. in support of the Physical Plant
Endowed Scholarship Fund. The scholarship
fund financially assists qualified students en-
rolled in environmental studies, civil engi-
neering or environmental engineering.
B&I Contractors, Inc. president Gary
Griffin and vice president Jason Grabowski
contributed $5,000 toward the endowment

demonstrating a commitment to FGCU stu-
dents and Physical Plant for a total of $15,000
to the endowment. B&I Contractors, Inc. has
served the University by providing mechani-
cal and plumbing services on campus for
the last decade.
Scholarship recipient and civil engineer-
ing major Krysten Terns is grateful to receive
the award. "I am very appreciative to have
received the Physical Plant Scholarship as I
have always had a hard time finding finan-

Alcohol on the Brain Part 2

Exposure to substances that inhibit cell
growth has some impact on the adult brain,
but these same substances can have a dev-
astating effect on the developing brain.
Trickster. Alcohol combines with lipids
(fat molecules) that form channels in the
surfaces of brain cell membranes, temporar-
ily changing their structure and function.
Thief. Alcohol reduces the level of sero-
tonin in the brain. Serotonin is known as the
brain's peacekeeper, assisting in learning
and problem solving and it enables our drive
to live in harmony. It is connected to cells in
every part of the brain-the only neurotrans-
mitter that is. If not impeded by alcohol (or

drugs that act on serotonin receptors), the
brain receives gentle, rhythmic pulses of se-
rotonin. One of its most important roles is to
act as a brake on impulses for too much or
too little can affect cognitive and emotional
functioning. This is why drinking teens often
engage in foolish, irresponsible, and danger-
ous activities.
Global Havoc. Alcohol affects most of
the brain, compromising memory, abstract
thinking, problem solving, attention, and
concentration. It also alters motivation,
emotions, awareness, thinking, movement,
breathing, consciousness, and more.

Witch's Brew

by Pudge Lehman
When a pill starts down my throat fol-
lowed by water it brings an alert.....Sumpin
ain't right and pops it out again...If there
are any more pill wimps out there use this
hint. Take a bite of
banana, chew it
up and get ready
to swallow then
pop that pill in the
mush and swallow
it down.. Apple-
sauce or ice cream
or anything soft will
do too.
I had my ten-year
colonoscopy a few weeks ago. The last time
I had one I was given several nice, colorful,
pictures of my colon that were suitable for
framing and made lovely Christmas gifts.

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readers. Opinions, calendar items, story ideas and
photographs are welcome. Call (863) 675-2541 to
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They don't do that anymore so I don't
know what to do now. I was going through
my button jar. Yes, whippersnappers, we
old folks have button jars ... Anyway, I had
all these tiny plastic bags that had the extra
button that came with the clothing. There
had to be 30 of the little devils. I put them
all in one little bag. That cleared out a lot of
room for the rest. Some of those had to be
40 years old. In fact some of my buttons are
at least 60 years old. You never know when
you will need one.
Long ago when men cursed and beat the
ground with sticks it was called witchcraft.
Today it's called golf;
Some answers to a 6th grade history test:
Solomon had three hundred wives and sev-
en hundred porcupines; and: the Olympic
games, Greeks ran races, jumped, hurled
biscuits and threw the java.

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cial assistance. This scholarship has allowed
me to help my parents and to purchase new
books so I can keep them for reference in
my professional career."
With B&I Contractors' gift, the Physical
Plant Endowed Scholarship Fund has re-
ceived more than $50,000 in contributions
since 2007. While serving as an ambassador
for the annual employee giving campaign,
assistant director of Finance and Business
Operations in Physical Plant Vikki McCon-
nell realized that collective donations from
the department could result in an endow-
ment. Creation of the endowed scholarship
fund allows employees in Physical Plant to
support both students and its departmental
"Students in our department are a con-
stant reminder of why we are here and
who we are here to serve," McConnell said.
"Employees contribute to the fund, share
information with business and community
members, and hope that additional financial
support will help more students earn envi-

ronmental and engineering degrees. The
Physical Plant Endowed Scholarship is an
opportunity to enhance relationships with
business partners as we work together to
ensure students become educated in fields
of our common interests."
Jim Hehl, director of Physical Plant is
grateful to B&I Contractors for their con-
tribution toward FGCU students. "This is
something we started in Physical Plant,
which makes us very proud. Perhaps other
donors will see our employees' generosity
and be a part of this collaborative effort to
enhance the student growth in engineering
and environmental majors and continue to
provide opportunities for future FGCU stu-
dents," Hehl said.
The Physical Plant department at FGCU
provides campus operations and mainte-
nance. The department staff is actively in-
volved with students, employing over 100
student workers since 1997, including 49
work study and 13 international students.

Israel trip glimpse of Holy Land

By Les Morgan,
Caloosa Baptist Church,
Dr. Les and Val Morgan
and Seth and Vicki Howard
are planning a trip to Israel
for Oct. 27-Nov. 5, 2010.
There will be an informa-
tional meeting on Satur- Dr. Les
day, April 10, 10 a.m. in the Morgan
sanctuary of Caloosa Bap-
tist Church in LaBelle for those interested in
"We went last year," Pastor Morgan said,
"and it was a trip of a lifetime. To see the
places like Jerusalem, Bethlehem, the Dead
Sea, the places where Jesus taught and
healed the people of His day was a deeply
spiritual experience."
"It was interesting to me to see how peo-
ple asked questions of us after we returned,"
said Valerie Morgan. "We heard similar ques-
tions for many different individuals. They in-
cluded questions like, 'Were you ever in a
threatening situation where you felt unsafe?'

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and 'What was the food like?' and 'Were the
accommodations suitable?'"
Of those who went last year, the answers
were always that same. "Not once did we
feel unsafe, or threatened, or in any danger
whatsoever. A key industry of Israel and
that part of the middle east is tourism. The
Israeli people, as well as the others living in
that region, were very accommodating and
pleasant to be around. The hotels and food
were very much at a standard that Ameri-
can's would be used to. The service was
good and the bus drivers and tour guides
were well educated and served the people
with outstanding quality."
If you would like to go to Israel, please
come to the informational meeting this
Saturday. The public is welcome to attend
to come learn more about this trip of a life-
Caloosa Baptist is located 200 yards be-
hind Flora & Ella's in LaBelle on Highway
80. The church phone number is 863-675-

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Caloosa Belle

April 8, 2010

New chiropractor in LaBelle is homegrown
by Patty Brant rish said, adding, "It's a conservative ap- tool. This is a more aggressive technique, His office is located at 367 W Hickpoochee
Caloosa Belle proach, using mechanical corrections rather he said, adding that he can also use a tool Ave. (the corner of SR 80 and Belmont). Call
People live with discomfort every day, than chemical or invasive techniques." called an activator. "The most-researched 675-0421 for an appointment or just walk
but when those aches and pains become Still, surgery is required sometimes and technique," he said, the activator can be in. Dr. Parrish is open Monday and Thurs-
unbearable or interfere with living your life in those instances, Dr. Parrish can refer pa- used in more delicate situations. day from 8:30 a.m. till noon; Tuesday 10:30
a trip to a chiropractor could be just what tients to the appropriate surgeons. He also has access to a therapy suite on a.m.-7 p.m.; and Wednesday and Friday 8:30
the doctor ordered. Sometimes his patients can barely walk premises to use ultrasound for acute injuries a.m.-5 p.m.
h ea hel odrJ h eaI-l inflame -

Dr. Joshua Parrish, D.C., has been in
practice with Dr. Watkins since May 2009.
He graduated from the Logan College of
Chiropractic in St. Louis in April 2009. He is
the son of Tom and Becky Parrish.
He is a homegrown doctor, graduating
from LaBelle High School in 2000. In fact, La-
Belle High School is where this young man
first became intrigued with chiropractic, af-
ter injuring his back on the baseball team.
According to Dr. Parrish, it's not uncommon
for chiropractic students to have had such a
personal injury experience.
He had been to orthopedic doctors and
others, but they were unable to find what
was wrong. Then chiropractic found the
cause and fixed it. It was the beginning of
a fascination with the study that grew into
a career.
Chiropractors can look at the patient's
spine and nerves and look for the problem
rather than simply treat symptoms, Dr. Par-

wnen iney begin tneir treatments, Dr. rarrisn
said, and he loves giving adjustments to his
patients that provide them with relief.
Typically, Dr. Parrish will consult with
a patient, which will direct him in the ap-
propriate exam and proper adjustment or
therapy for that patient. The most common
complaints he hears are joint pain, tension
headaches, lower back pain, shoulder and
knee pain.
All these are examples of areas Dr. Par-
rish can help with. It's his job to find out
what works best for the patient.
He said that correct posture, along with
stretching and exercise, are among the most
important things people can do for their
own well-being.
Over time, poor posture can cause mus-
cular pain and even heart or lung problems.
Staying active will help keep all your func-
tions in proper condition, he added.
Dr. Parrish's hands are his most valuable

mation. He can also
use electronic stimu-
lation for muscular
spasms, and more
chronic situations.
After earning a
bachelor's degree,
chiropractors attend
another 3.5 years
straight of therapy
training. They study
the anatomy, func-
tion, physiology and
the causes of prob-
lems relating to dif-
ferent functions.
Dr. Parrish said
that, usually, patients
see a positive result
in just a couple visits.
In most cases that
means a lessening
of pain or muscle
Dr. Parrish said he
enjoys figuring out
how to help people Chiropractic physic
suffering with pain. to his practice.

Notice of Election
I, Lucretia A. Strickland,
Supervisor of Elections, County
of Hendry, do hereby give notice
that a General Election will be
held in Hendry County, State of
Florida, on the 2nd day of
November, 2010, A.D., to fill or
retain the following offices:
Central County Water Control
Seat 2
Three Seats on the Clewiston
City Commission

Nota de Eleccion
Yo, Lucretia A. Strickland
Supervisor de Elecciones,
Condado de Hendry, da por este
medio el aviso que una Eleccion
General sera celebrada en el con-
dado de Hendry, Estado de la
Florida, en el 2 de Noviembre
2010, de A.D., para llenar o para
conserver las oficinas sigu-
ientes: Distrito para el Control de
Agua Central Condado, Asiento
2, Tres Asientos en la Comision
de Ciudad de Clewiston.

Lucretia A. Strickland
Supervisor of Elections
Hendry County, Florida

Ualoosa Belle/Patty Brant
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LaBelle High School Class of 2009 graduate Nicole Fiori, is a stylist at Steel
Magnolias in Verandah, 11841 Palm Beach Blvd. Fort Myers. She graduated
from Lee High Tech Central in Jan. 2010 and earned her state cosmetol-
ogy license on March 23. She started at Steel Magnolias as an assistant till
she passed the state exam. Nicole was interested in hair styling and started
studying cosmetology while still in her senior year at LHS. She is also attend-
ing Edison State College studying elementary education. Proficient in all the
latest styles, Nicole also likes doing fancy up-dos for pageants, weddings
and dances and is good with color and sets. Nicole hopes all her LaBelle
friends will come out to see her. Call 239-693-0833.

April 8, 2010

Caloosa Belle

Hope HealthCare Center brings 'Hope Close to Home'

(Lehigh Acres, FL) -Hope HealthCare
Services has succeeded in "bringing Hope
close to home" for thousands of residents
of eastern Lee, Glades and Hendry counties.
Construction is now complete on the Hope
HealthCare Services Center in Lehigh Acres,
the only health care center of its kind in the
state of Florida.
More than 600 people attended a two-day
open house event at the Center, on March 30
and 31.

"The opening of the Center represents a
major landmark for Hope in enhancing the
care we offer to so many people in need," ac-
cording to Hope President and CEO Samira
K. Beckwith. "This is a gift of time for every-
one in the area -no more long hours driving
to other hospice houses and care facilities
for services or to visit loved ones."
Set to open in mid-April, the Center will
serve eastern Lee County, including Buck-
ingham, Alva, Gateway, Lehigh Acres and

Submitted photo
Hope HealthCare Services opens new center.


Clara Ann Pitts, 60
CLEWISTON -Clara Ann Pitts, age 60, of Cle-
wiston, passed away April 5, 2010, in LaBelle.
She was born Mar. 14, 1950 in Macon, Ga., the
daughter of the late William Adam Russ and the
late Elease Stadler.
Survivors include children, Tammy Lynn Tur-
lington, LaBelle, Wallace Edward Pitts Jr., Cle-
wiston, Gregory Keith Pitts, LaBelle and Charles
Blake Williams, LaBelle; brothers, Willie M.
Russ, Perry, James Henry Stadler, LaBelle; sis-
ters, Mary Maxine Williams, Clewiston, Donna
Lisa Livingood, LaBelle; grandchildren, Khristina
Marie Williams, Keylee Rachelle Turlington,
Korri Lynn Turlington, Jacob Oliver Bustin Pitts,
Mariah Elease Pitts, Tori Jane Pitts, Courtney
Elizabeth Pitts, Jacob Nathaniel Pitts, Karen
Rene Waddell, Clint Taylor Williams; and great-
grandchildren, Elijah D. Williams and Ayvah La-
chelle Williams.
Funeral services will be 3 p.m., Friday, April 9,
at Akin-Davis Funeral Home in LaBelle with Pas-
tor Johnny Jarriel officiating. Cremation will
take place at Caloosa Crematory, LaBelle.
Cremation Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funer-
al Home LaBelle.
James Edward Williams, 78
CORTLAND, Ohio -James Edward Williams,
78 of Cortland, passed away Sunday afternoon,
April 4, 2010, in the St. Joseph Health Center af-
ter a courageous battle with COPD.
Born October 2, 1931, in Cumberland, Md.,
James was the son of the late Frank and Marie
(Gero) Williams.
Jim moved to the Warren area at the age of 10
and attended St. Mary's School. He was a vete-
ran of the United States Marine Corps serving
our country during the Korean War Conflict. Af-

ter receiving and honorable discharge, Jim be-
gan work at Packard Electric until his retirement
in 1989. He was a member of the Cortland Vol-
unteer Fire Department, a constable and one of
the first police officers for Bazetta Township.
Jim loved to golf and enjoyed spending winters
in Florida. Upon his retirement, Jim worked at
the Oxbow golf course in LaBelle, Fla., and also
the Prestwick golf course in Cortland.
He will be dearly missed by his loving wife,
Barbara A. (Madar) Williams of Cortland whom
he married Oct. 17, 1953, and with whom he
has shared 56 years of marriage; and four chil-
dren, Carol (Tracy) Steele and Janet (John)
Onatz, both of Warren, James A. (Shelly) Wil-
liams of Kent, and Lynn (Jerry) Reed of West
Hartford, Conn.; eight grandchildren, Jonathan
(Aimee) Steele, Josh Smith, Heather Steele, Keri
(Jeff) Scheid, James A. (Marlo) Williams Jr.,
Emma Higginbotham, and Taylor and Zach
Reed. He is survived by a sister, Mary Frances
Steele of Hubbard and was preceded in death
by his parents, and a sister, Catherine Hinkle.
Calling hours were held Wednesday evening
at the Roberts-Clark Funeral Chapel. The Rev.
Don King will conduct a Mass of Christian burial
on Thursday, April 8, at the Blessed Sacrament
Church. Interment will take place in the All
Souls Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that ma-
terial contributions be made to Golden Strings, a
non-profit organization offering recreational
programs to adults with disabilities, at 12 S.
Phelps Youngstown, OH 44503 or to the charity
of the donors choice.
To view this obituary online or send condo-
lences go to

Pelican Preserve, as well as Hendry and
Glades counties.
The 45,000 square-foot Center includes:
24 individual care suites for hospice
Respite areas for loved ones of the
An Adult Day Health Center, offering
Hope Select Care, a Program of All-inclusive
Care for the Elderly (PACE), where approxi-
mately 50 frail and elderly clients will receive
care and support each day;
A Community Education Center which
will offer, among other programs, education
for family caregivers
Bereavement counseling offices
Offices for home care teams and vol-
unteers, who serve hundreds of people
throughout the area.
The Center will also serve as a hurricane
shelter for hospice patients living at home
who cannot be placed in public shelters.
As an added benefit to the community, the
Center will receive certification for meeting
international standards of environmental
quality and energy efficiency.
Designed to meet the ongoing needs of
Florida's growing and changing population,
Beckwith described the Center as "the future
of health care."
"We are absolutely thrilled to be able to
serve the community in this unique way,"
Beckwith said. "We are deeply grateful to
everyone who has supported us in this im-
portant project."
The Hope HealthCare Services Center is


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Family Eye Care

100 N. Main Street
Labelle, FL 33935
(863) 675-0761

located at 1201 Wings Way in Lehigh Acres,
on five acres of land donated by the Com-
munity Health Association.
Hope Healthcare Services is a registered
d/b/a of Hope Hospice and Community Ser-
vices, a not-for-profit, 501 (c)(3) communi-
ty-based agency, nationally recognized as a
leader in providing high-quality, innovative
care. Hope is accredited by the Commu-
nity Health Accreditation Program (CHAP),
the national leader in improving the quality
of care in the home-care industry, and is a
recipient of the nationally acclaimed Circle
of Life Award for excellence and innovation
in patient care. For more information, visit

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SApril 9th 7:00 PM
First Baptist
Church of LaBelle
The Public is invited
to attend the First
Baptist Church of
LaBelle Relay For
Life Dessert Auction this Friday,
April 9th at 7:00 PM. Mayor Paul
Puletti as the Master of Ceremonies
and Auctioneer, will be auctioning all
the yummy desserts for a good cause.
Come out for all the fun. All pro-
ceeds benefit the American Cancer
Society LaBelle Relay for Life event
May 1-2, 2010. The First Baptist
Church is located at 330 North Main
Street. The auction will be in the new
yello w A
Call 863- RELAY
675-2171 FOR LIFE
for informa-
tion on this

exciting event.


Caloosa Belle

April 8, 2010

1- __I I Church Briefs

buDmittea pnoto
Jon Held helps kids understand the importance of agriculture as he plants an
avocado tree at Barron Library in recognition of Ag Literacy Day.

Library celebrates Ag Literacy Day

(LaBelle, FL, March 29, 2010) -- The Bar-
ron Library celebrated 2010 Ag Literacy Day
by reading a book about Florida Farms to a
group of preschoolers from Redlands Chris-
tian Migrant Association's KROME Center.
An avocado and a mango tree were planted
in the library yard by Jon Held, with the help
of the kids.
Ag Literacy Day is a statewide program
that was initiated seven years ago to educate
Florida school children about the impor-
tance of agriculture to them and their com-
munities. The agriculture specialty license
tag known as the Ag Tag, funds Florida Ag-

riculture in the Classroom, a non-profit or-
ganization. In addition, Florida Agriculture in
the Classroom provides curricula, materials,
workshops and other programs for free or
for a nominal fee to teachers, giving them
creative ways to teach language arts, math,
social studies and science and meet Sun-
shine State and Florida Comprehensive As-
sessment Test (FCAT) standards.
A special thank you to Jon Held for start-
ing the trees and donating them to Barron
Library. Thank you also for participating
with the children from RCMA as you planted
the trees.

Dessert auction to benefit
Relay for Life
Friday, April 9, 7 p.m. at new education
building at First Baptist Church LaBelle. Ev-
eryone is welcome. All proceeds will ben-
efit American Cancer Society Relay for Life.
Please come and enjoy an evening of fun
and desserts.

Support Christian school
The Community Christian School of La-
Belle would like to encourage everyone to
come out and support their local Christian
School and buy a BBQ pork dinner. The din-
ners are $8 each. We will be serving at Bar-
ron Park from 4-7 p.m. The menu includes
pork steak, baked potato, green beans, roll
and good ole' sweet tea. Your support will
be greatly appreciated.

Community praise planned
Come to Christian karaoke, food, fun and
more with Frank Dana bringing the Word 8-9
p.m. Praise and worship bands led by Mitch-
ell Wills. Food 4:30-6 p.m. (meat provided,
bring a covered dish). Come to Barron Park
April 10.

Cowboy Gospel
Hear the Cowboy Gospel at the Felda
Community Center with music and sing-
ing by Mercie and Grace Group of LaBelle.
Preaching by Peggy Flint.

Gospel play
Coming Home, a Gospel musical play
written, directed and produced by Daniel D.
Smith, will be presented by the LaBelle Sev-
enth Day Adventist Church at LaBelle High
School as part of the church's concert series
fund raising event.
Come to LHS Saturday, April 24, at 6 p.m.
Adults $18; teens $10; under 10 $5.

Eastside mission dinner
East Baptist Church is having a dinner to
raise money for mission work in Arizona.
The meal consists of grilled pork steak or
1/2 grilled chicken, green beans/potatoes,
cole slaw, roll, tea and dessert. Serving 4-7
p.m. Friday, April 30, at the church social
Drive-through service will be provided
and delivery will be available when five or
more meals go to one location. Tickets are
Call Raymond Crawford at 675-1845 or
Marilyn Barrios at 675-8097 for tickets or in-

Clothing for donations
The Church of God of Prophecy Moore
Haven, on the corner of 7th and E St., is
open Saturdays from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Donations of good clean clothes avail-
able. Donations also accepted. All to help
build up the church.

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Carlson Memorial
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
11:15 a.m. Contemporary Service

Come Join U
Christ Central
Pastors Shannon &
Service time
Sunday- 10:3C
Labelle High School
Tuesday- 7:00
Life Ministries Churc

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Niki Craft
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Christ the

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

.4 miles west of Hwy 29 on CR 78

April 8, 2010

Caloosa Belle



Caloosa Belle April 8,2010

Interest in LSN grows

Interest in the LaBelle Sports Network
(LSN) continues to grow. With the local
youth baseball and softball seasons kick offs,
LSN is excited to announce a Community
Share Program in which leagues can earn
money simply by submitting their results to
our Web site.
"We really want to give back to the
leagues, coaches and teams that are con-
tributing content to the LaBelle Sports Net-
work," said Patty Brant, Editor of the Caloo-
sa Belle.
Launched earlier this year LSN is the Ca-
loosa Belle's free Web site devoted to youth,
recreation and leisure sports.
The site provides local coaches with the
opportunity to display information regarding
their teams -results, photographs, rosters,
statistics, game reports -on the organiza-
tion's LSN league and team page for public
The information is also delivered to the
Caloosa Belle's Sports Department for pos-
sible future inclusion in our pages.
Now, LSN wants to reward the coaches,
leagues and organizations that use the site.
Under the Community Share Program, 20
cents from every dollar coming from local
LSN Web site advertising will be shared with
the participating organizations of LSN.
Points will be earned each time an orga-
nization submits results to LSN. At month's
end, the points earned will be tallied and

each participating organization or league
will receive its share of the revenue, to be
distributed on a quarterly basis.
This is not a "winner take all" system.
Each participating organization will receive
some share.
In addition, if you refer a local business
that becomes a sponsor, 10 percent of that
advertiser's monthly fee goes directly to your
And, your group will continue to earn
points toward that advertiser's remaining 10
percent of the Community Share monthly
Organizations interested in joining LSN
should contact Renee Hawley at rhawley@ or call 1-888-
853-7904, ext. 226.
LSN can be accessed by visiting www., clicking on your community
tab, highlighting "Sports" on the upper right
part of the page and clicking on "LaBelle
Sports Network."
The community share sponsors that
we would like to thank for LSN include
Forrey Grill. Langford Ford, New Hori-
zons, Nisbet Enterprises, Randy's Ga-
rage and U-Save Supermarket.

1LalBellle S]ports Netvwo)rlk

UCA photo contest winners
Universe All Star Cheerleaders won the LaBelle Sports On line photo contest
for March. Pictured: Forrey's Grill head server Jenny Esquivel, center, presents
UCA Coach Judy Harris, left, and UCA Director/Coach Tammy Watkins with a
$25 gift certificate.

Thank You from Relay for Life Country Peddler Team MASH

Country Peddler Team MASH held its
Relay for Life Golf Tournament at Majestic
Golf Club in Lehigh Acres on March 20, and
would like to thank everyone who helped
make our fundraiser for the American Can-
cer Society such a success!
The weather was magnificent and we are
so appreciative of the golfers who participat-
ed in supporting our event. The Majestic Golf
Club staff was so accommodating, helping
to plan our event, treating golfers to coffee
and doughnuts to start their day, and then
to hot dogs as they completed the first nine
holes not to mention providing them with a
superbly maintained course to play on!
Thanks to the generous support of so
many area businesses, participants in our
golf tournament received some terrific priz-
es. There were six cancer survivors among
our golf participants, proving that there is

hope! They were recognized and given sur-
vivor shirts and prizes.
We want to extend our very sincere ap-
preciation to the individuals and businesses
that sponsored holes for our tournament.
We realize that so many of you have been
impacted by cancer, and want you to know
how much we appreciate your support.
You truly have given our fundraising efforts
such a boost. We invite everyone to stop by
Country Peddler Antiques to see our signs
honoring our very generous supporters.
Our congratulations go out to our tourna-
ment winners: 1st Place Women's Team:
Sally Culligan, Lois Girvan, Carol Johnson;
1st Place Men's Team Tie: Barry Woods
Team from The Glades, including Ed, Jim,
and Mike and Chris Steuber, Brian C, and
JD; 1st Place Mixed Team: Nick Fidanza, Ed
Soulierre, Barb Breugst, Elsa Costello; Long
Putt Men: Nick Fidanza; Long Putt Women:

- ammm a
Submitted photo
Chris Steuber, with golfers identified
only as Brian C and JD.

Lois Girvan; Long Drive Men: Jim Burt; Long
Drive Women: Lois Girvan; Closest to Pin
Women: Sally Culligan.
We are still selling tickets for our chance
drawings for some awesome prizes, do-
nated by our very generous sponsors. Don't
miss your chance to win some great prizes
and donate to a great cause.
Country Peddler Team MASH would like
to invite everyone to the Relay for Life Walk
at LaBelle High School on May 1, starting at
1 p.m. and continuing until 7 a.m. May 2.
You are guaranteed to have lots of fun, lots
of delicious food and a very rewarding expe-
rience all for a very great cause! If you have
never attended a Relay for Life event, please
attend and help us find a cure!
Please join us in our efforts to Mash out
Cancer! It's about being a community that
takes up the fight!

Sports Shorts

Flag football for Relay
Teams needed for the Heather Marie Fry
Flag Football Tournament, a fundraiser for
Relay for Life. Adult teams: $300 sponsorship
- men high school age and up; winning team
gets a trophy; Elementary teams: $100 spon-
sorship co-ed, kids must be in elementary
school; winning team gets a trophy. Games
begin at 8 a.m. Bring the whole family for
games, food, bounce houses. It all happens
at the Soccer Fields behind the Rec Dept. For
rules and information call Tony Tolar at 673-
5739 or Ramiro Rodriguez at 675-5347. Look
for information on the skate park project!

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.

Submitted photo Your community directory
First place Women's Relay for Life
MASH golf team: Sally Culligan, Lois is a click away!
Girvan, Carol Johnson.

Caloosa Belle

April 8, 2010

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1 EC to launch bachelor degree programs

Submitted photos/Susan Etchey
Enjoying nature
The first hike of the newly formed Florida Trail Association group serving Glades
and Hendry counties attracted nine members for the March 13 event. The group
hiked approximately 5 miles round trip to Fort Center, partially alongside the
flooded creek. For information about future hikes call Betty Loomis at 863-946-

The Florida State Board of Education this
week approved Edison State College's ap-
plications for four new bachelor degree pro-
grams slated to begin in the Fall '10 semes-
ter, including a Bachelor of Applied Science
(BAS) in Cardiopulmonary Sciences and
three Bachelor of Science Degrees in Middle
School Education -Math, Science and Lan-
guage Arts.
According to Dr. Jeff Elsberry, Program Di-
rector, Respiratory Care at Edison State Col-
lege, the Cardiopulmonary Sciences B.A.S.
program will prepare current professionals
and future graduates to adopt expanded
roles, work more independently across the
continuum of care, and collaborate as part-
ners on the healthcare delivery team.
"The industry standard within the profes-
sion is transitioning from previously requir-
ing an associate's degree to requiring bac-
calaureate level preparation," said Elsberry.
"Additionally, the Cardiopulmonary Sciences
B.A.S. program provides career advance-
ment for entry-level health profession prac-
titioners. Students who develop manage-
ment, leadership and advanced diagnostic
skills will gain a broader-based understand-
ing of both health care delivery skills and the
leadership dimension." No other institution
in the area offers this program.
"As the area's premier and primary edu-
cator of health science professionals, Edison
State College continuously strives to iden-
tify areas of employment growth," said Dr.
Noreen Thomas, Executive Vice President
at Edison State College. "We then evaluate
employers' needs and build programs that

provide academic rigor and relevance."
In 2008 Florida employed 11,515 people
in this field. The AARC projects that within
the next five years, a bachelor's degree will
be the minimum requirement for entry into
the Respiratory Care field (AARC, 2008).
The Florida Agency for Workforce Inno-
vation finds that right now more than 1,000
cardiopulmonary professionals are em-
ployed in Southwest Florida right now, and
projects thousands more will be needed in
coming years.
Right now there is no public or private
school in Southwest Florida to educate Mid-
dle School Math, Science or Language Arts
teachers, but the state of Florida predicts it
will need to hire more than 3,000 middle
school teachers in the next several years.
"We have an opportunity to provide
more students access to in-demand careers
in education," said Dr. Erin Harrel, Associate
Dean of the School of Education at Edison
State College. The middle grades programs
will prepare graduates to secure teaching
positions in 5-9 grade levels in the applicable
program discipline. These three programs
(Middle Grades, Math, Science and Lan-
guage Arts) represent the top three critical
teacher shortage areas for 2009-2010.
The Florida Department of Education in
December 2008 designated these three ar-
eas as the top critical teacher shortage areas
for 2009-2010. The Florida Agency for Work-
force Innovation finds that by the 2012-2013
academic year there will be a need for an ad-
ditional 3,397 middle grades math, science
and language arts teachers in Florida.

Caloosa Belle/Patty Brant
Members of Hendry County Sheriff's Office Community Policing Unit gathered
for a picture as they circulated through LaBelle's Night Out March 30. Pictured
from left: Deputies R. Shepherd, D. Cruz, Josh Woods and C. Green.

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around the corner!
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for one year on with photo gallery, guestbook, profile page and links to
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Caloosa Belle

April 8, 2010

Special to the Caloosa Belle/Saundra

Egg Hunt fun
Ortona's new community park and playground was the beautiful setting for
an Easter Egg Hunt sponsored by the Ortona Community Association. More
than 30 children, plus parents and volunteer helpers, enjoyed festivities that
included the egg hunt and a cookout. Easter baskets and other prizes were

Sanchez, Mercado join United Way

FORT MYERS, Fla. (March 30, 2010)---
The United Way of Lee, Hendry and Glades
has announced that Maribel Sanchez and
Roger Mercado have joined the staff. Maribel
Sanchez is Information and Referral Special-
ist for United Way 211 and is located in the
LaBelle United Way House. Ms Sanchez has
previously been employed by Child Care of
Southwest Florida and Redlands Migrant
Christian Association. She obtained certifi-
cation as a Family Development Specialist
from Florida Gulf Coast University.
Roger Mercado is the United Way Direc-
tor of Allocations and Community Planning.
Roger was formerly an Associate at Oswald
Trippe and Company, and Program Manager
for the Lee County Department of Human
Services. He holds a masters degree in So-
cial Work from Barry University.

Roger Maribel
Mercado Sanchez

The United Way of Lee, Hendry and
Glades has been "the way the community
cares" since it was established in 1957. For
more information please call United Way of
Lee, Hendry, and Glades at (239) 433-2000
or visit

Plan for LaBelle High School yard sale

During the past few months, the mem-
bers of the Athletic Department have been
busy collecting items and planning our semi-
annual Yard Sale to benefit the athletes at
LaBelle High School. However, we still need
your help. Clean out your garage and help
the LaBelle High School Athletic Department
in the process! We can accept donated items
any time between now and the date of our
sale. We have an air condition building and
can accept both large and small items. All
we ask of your generous donations are that
they be in good condition and any items of
clothing be washed prior to donation.
We will again have this yard sale at Upthe-

grove Elementary School on Saturday, April
17, between 8 a.m. and noon. We hope you
will make time to come by and look over our
donated items. We may have just what you
are looking for at a fraction of the original
cost. Arrangements can be made to pick up
larger items and items you cannot drop off.
Please contact Mel Greenleaf or Dave Kel-
ley to schedule a time we can pick up your
items. Pick up arrangements must be made
no later than April 15. All proceeds will be
used to meet the needs of students partici-
pating in the athletic events at LaBelle High
School. Thanks for your continued support
of the students at LaBelle High School

Community Brief

Seacoast, Red Cross seek donations for Haiti
Seacoast National Bank is working with local chapters of the American Red Cross to
support international relief funds for Haiti through financial support. Seacoast will accept
monetary contributions (made payable to American Red Cross) at all Seacoast National
Bank offices for the Red Cross.

1.) Home prices can be financed for less than
2.) You can receive up to 102% financing (no
money down, no mortgage insurance) in Hendry
County, Glades County and Lehigh Acres;
3.) You will receive up to $8,000 (or 10% of
purchase price) as a first-time homebuyer (not
having owned a home in the past 3 years);
4.) Home prices are low;
5.) Interest rates are low.




Jo Dyess
Loan Officer
Cell 863-673-8862

$395,000 3/2 River- $499,000 3/2 home 59,000 Beautiful lol
front pool home w/screened pool on in Caloosa Estates
near park, boat 1.5+ ac. Covered Perfect for families
ramp & town. All ap- dock & boat slip on or retirees with walk-
pliances included 246'+/- riverfront, ing and biking

863-675-0898 OFC
NIKKI YEAGER, Broker Assoc. PAUL ROSER, Broker
239/564-2005 cell 239/564-2002 cell

1 Ao-- 180 N Bridge St
HE RTA LaBelle, FL
LAND CO .T (863) 675-6788
Donna Kane, Broker; Assoc: Trisha Arnold, Denise Walker,
Beverly Curtis and Wayne Simmons,

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
garage w/throom ottce
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
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. $299,900
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.
Current zoning is ag/residential but
can be rezoned to single family res-
idential. $380,000.
230 ft of river. Seller will provide
boat dock permit. Owner says sell

-Bring all offers $185,000.
.45 +/- ac cul-de-sac lot w/approx.
175 ft of water frontage & tons of
privacy. $149,900.
80+/- ac income producing citrus
grove w/microjet irrigation. Can be
split for endless possibilities.
Oak hammock, cypress and pal-
mettos grace this 48.07 +/- ac
w/flowing creek. $960,000.
43.32 +/- ac of oaks, pines, cypress
trees, & pasture. Well & power on
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. $600,000. 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.
20 beautifully maintained acres
with a one bedroom cabin in great
condition. Wonderful for a week-
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
Beautiful wooded 5+/-acres in
Muse $125,000.
Pioneer, Montur, Ledeca & Lehigh
Propeties acreage: call for prices.!
2/2 iverront pool home- $1,100/m
3B/2BA Port LaBelle $750/m

Community Brief

Volunteer Help Wanted
Become a Girl Scout Troop Leader and get your troop started now. Set your own sched-
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troop leader, please call 1-800-561-3186 Ext. 403 or email



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Caloosa Belle


$22,Oq00nlan the city
limit Bank
For =l As Is.
$42,900 3/2 very clean
home. Forclosure. Make
$49,999 4/2 in
Tanglewood Oaks S/D.
Close to schools
$64,900 New MH on 1/2
ac off SR29
$89,000 3/2 in Moore
Haven Yacht Club 1200
Sq Ft.
$117,000 4/2 Newer
MH on 1/2 Ac, Seller
REDUCED! $119,000 -
3/2 on 2 1/2 Ac Recent
Updates 1436 Sq Ft.
$130,000 Newer 3/2 on
a nicely located 5 ac. par-
cel in Muse.
$375,000 3/2 on 30 Ac
in Muse, Oaks, Creek, &
Great Pasture.
$35,000 Super cute, 2/1
block home w/galvalume
roof. Short Sale
$39,000 U2 NIbDmain-
tained 7jj"g g e

$42,000 3/1 Concrete
Block Home. Perfect
starter home or invest-
$56,500 Seller will pay
$2,500 toward repairs or
closing costs. In the city,
corner lot. 3/2
$65,000 Priced
Approved! Concrete
block, 3/2 built in 2005.
Call Today!
$74,000 2/2 in Port
LaBelle, large porch.
$129,000 3/2 Modular,
Make Offer.
$16s f ljl IlII 3+/-
acrevl' r HH.
$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!
$309,00OUNDMO Epgrades
adornC N RAl Pool
Home w/outbuildings,
riding arena, 13 Ac.
$469,000 3/2 Superior
quality pool home in Oak
Haven Estates. Caged
pool with waterfall, and
1200 sq.ft. garage/work-
shop on fenced and gated
2.5 ac.
$89,900 1/2 Acre
Commercial Lot on Davis St.
$199,000 Vacant 2 ac.
on SR 80, just west of

$200,000 State Road 80
Corner 1/2 Ac, B-l w/bill-
board income.
$24- f" mq. ft.
hang l l .ccess.
REDUCED $299,000 -
Short Sale! 2 Steel Bldgs,
over 8000 Sq. Ft. Zoned
PUD on 2+ Ac.
REDUCED $295,000 -
ac on Main St., busy
downtown location
w/older bldg.
$399,000 4.5Ac, 2400
Steel Bldg Industrial,
Possible Lease Option.
$550,000 5 Ac +/-
Industrial. Will split,
Cleared & Filled, Seller
$49,000 3/2 MH in
River Oaks/Ortona, now
$139,900 Over 1 ac. on
the main river, F Denaud
$189,000 Manufac-
tured home on 1 ac.,
$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
$499,000 Eagle Point
lAc Deep Water &
Protected Harbor w/ Lg
$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
investment, future land
use 3 units per ac.
$4,900 Moore Haven
Yacht Club lot
$5,900 Port Labelle
Lots, Seller financing
$7,000 Ortona home-
site, SflI Itwer
availa'e .
$8,900 Mobile home
lots, south of town
$13,5 L in
Montrm fli
$39,900 2.2 Ac Rural
Residential Fenced
$65,000 4.2 ac. on
Fernwood. Great buy!
Well, septic & pad in
$100,000 2.5 Ac Hwy
27, Clewiston
$125,000 Ft Denaud
Acres, 8 ac. private loca-
$495,000 Development
Potential Platted lots on
16+/- Ac.

Terri Banky Lie. Real Estate Broker
Associates: Shary Weckwerth,
Lisa Andrews, Sandra Alexander
and Roxie Cisneros


Foreclosure Listings Available... 3BR/2BA WATERFRONT HOME
LaBelle & Lehigh. Call for details! Caloosahatchee River fronage $269,900
RENTALS WATERFRONT LOT! Protected navigable
21 DuplexApartment $700 / mth w/direct access to river $99,900
/1 DuplexApartment $600/mth HOMES
1 Cottage $600/ mth LBR/2BA H b i xe
4BR12BA CH"S MJMIR 5 B000 2B 5BA F. f
3BRi2BA HOME n Laurel Oaks minutes fom Port 0
LaBelle Marina $133,900 3BR/2BA WELL MAINTAINED fully fi
3BR/2BA p I 1 ,8+/- Acres manufactured homein hecity $45,000
149',900 I' 3BR/2BA HOME! Large Oaks & nicely lane
Home + duplex (2BR/BA & BRA) located in 4BR2 BA HOME Spacious w/large family
the city on protected oxbow and access to the River $119,900
$224,900 3BR/2BA CUSTOM HOME built ir
TWO BUILDABLE LOTS! 200+/- ft on water w/0' HOMES ON ACREAGE
dock & protected boat harbor $499,900 OWNER 3BR/2BA HOME on 25 Acres west of
3BRi2BA CREEKFRONT HOME w/Beautiful River 3BRi2BA CBS HOME: 5+/- acres in the
Views plus Mother-in-Law apartment $350,000 $149,000
house, boat ramp, guest house & more $325,000 fence & pond $160,000
SPACIOUS 3BR RIVERFRONT HOME, views of 20+/- Acres zoned A-2 w/ 4 -plex ren
Intracoastal Waterway & Orona Locks $269,000 $249,900


3BR/2BA HOME on 137+/- Acre!
Zoned, HwyFrontage $450,000
3BR/2BA POOL HOMEon665+/-
PRIME ACREAGE! 1329 acres,
frontage on paved State Road 29 in
Ag-2, can be split into 2 parcels, Brint
ture business to this perfect location
2 +/- ACRES IN FELDA froning on
blecommercialzoning $175,000
multi-amily residential lots $85,000
2.09 M/L ACRES w/large, beautiful o
61 +/ ACRES of Prime fertile land
than $8,600 /acre.
LOTS AVAILABLE... Please call for
C1 ZONED PROPERTY 100' x 25ii
60' steel Quonset building ahd shed $
Re-route on HWY 78 gives business z
excellent visibility 25' x 80 ft fra

t $400,000

Acres in Felda

630 +/- feet
Felda Zoned
g your agricul-
Hwy 29 possi-

!0 m/l acres,

aks $58,520
in Felda, less


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Real Estate Corp.

- ultpultat OWllCU! i/ 111 LCIIIgIIAClCtlCUat-
ed off Bell Blvd. 2005 CBS home with over
1,500+/- sq. of living area. $57,000.

* Riverfront Immaculate 3/2 waterway estate
on 1.14+/- acres outside of LaBelle. Home is
2,425 sq. ft. of living area with overspacious
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 sq. ft of living
area, 2 car garage, wrap around porch and
more. $335,000.
* Corporate owned! 2004 CBS home on
4.98+/- acres located west of LaBelle. Ceramic
tile, fireplace, spacious rooms & much more.
* Corporate owned! Immaculate home locat-
ed in city limits of LaBelle. 4/3 with courtyard
style pool, detached office, solid surface
counter tops and much more. $199,500.
* Corporate owe /2 3 CS home on
6.48+/- acres ULolr completely
fenced. $184,900.
* Corporate owned! Handy man special locat-
ed in City of Clewiston. Needs some TLC.
* Corporate owne ljl CBS home in
move in ready c tTiv ,i, Clewiston.
$109,900. 6.
* Corportate owned! 4/2 CBS home on .50+/-
acre in Lehigh Acres. 2 car garage with over
3,400+/- sq. ft. of living area. $96,000.
* Corporate owned! 3/2 CBS pod
home on .497 tDiR Lehigh Acres.
Ceramic trINTTR A. kitchen,
den/office anfflots more $92,900.
* Corporate owned! 4/2 CBS home on .95+/-
of an acre. Located between Clewiston and
LaBelle. $89,900
* Cozy 2/1 in Port LaBelle. Completely

580 S. Main St. LaBelle, Fl.
863 675-1973
Ifyou are thinking ofbujing or selling, give us a call!
Check us out online at
e-mail: Ali New Vitural Tourst.
Greg Miners Lic R.E. Broker Associates Art Fry, Delia Miners,
Hugo Vargas & Neal Livingston Se Habla Espanol

redone form top to bottom. Have to
see! $70,000.
* Lehigh Acres 3/2 2007 CBS home
w/2 car garage, ceramic tile, and spacious
kitchen. $59,900.
* Corporate owned! 4/2 in Lehigh Acres locat-
ed off Bell Blvd. 2005 CBS home with over
1,500+/- sq. of living area. $57,000
1 Corporate owned! 3/2 2006 CBS home in
Lehigh Acres near SR 80. Needs minor repairs.
* Corportate owned! 3/2 2008 CBS home that
is 95% complete. Home needs to be complet-
ed and does not have certificate of occupancy
* Corporate owned! 3/2 near schools. Move in
ready condition. $43,000.
* Corporate owned! 3/2 CBS home in Lehigh
Acres. Spacious kitchen, private den and
much, much more. $42,000.
* Corporate owned! 3/1 CBS home located
centrallyin Immokalee. Close to shopping and
schools. $39,900.
* Corporate owned! 2/2 in good condition
located in desirable Laurelwood Subdivision in
Lehigh Acres. $35,000.
* CorporXnt Itrt of
Lehigh A M l affoping.
* Corporate owned! 2/2 Handyman special.
Located in Moore Haven. $24,900.
* Great investment potential! 1BR/1B home
on a corner lot. Homes needs some work...
but is priced to sell. $17,000.
* Need more "living" room? 2,152 sq ft of lux-
urious living. This 4BR/2B home on 10+/- acs
has it all, spacious family room, master suite
w/office, covered porch, and fencing for hors-
es. This one is a steal @ only $250,000
* Size will surprise you! 2BR/2B home on
10+/- acres is very well kept. Features a warm
comfortable living room w/gas fireplace, spa-
cious kitchen, front & real covered porches.
* Immaculate 4/2 on 9.54 acres. Spacious liv-
ing room, family room w/fireplace, large mas-
ter suite, lots, lots of more. $154,900.
* Country living at its best! 3/2 on 2.30+/-
acres outside city of LaBelle. Over spacious

kitchen & mastr bath. New carpet through out
home. $149,900.
* 3/2 manufactured home on 4+/- acres in
Muse. Partially cleared and fenced. $145,000.
* Relax the rural way! Situated on 1.25 acs in
growing Montura, beautiful new 2006 3/2
manufactured home. SELLER FINANCING
AVAILABLE! $129,900
* Two for the price of one on 1 ac. 3/2 well
maintained manufactured home + a 2/2 man-
ufactured home. $100,000
* Want country living without the long drive
to the city? Get the best of both worlds with
this 3BR/2BA home on 2.29+/- acres on Case
Road. $97,000.
* 4/2 on 10+/- acres in Pioneer Plantation.
With 2,356+/- sq. ft. of living area, spacious liv-
ing room with fireplace. $89,900.
* Immaculate 3/2 located in City of LaBelle on
oversized lot, features woodlike flooring and
carpet, master bath has tiled shower, overspa-
cious kitchen and much much more. Priced to
sell at $69,900.
* Let's make a deal! 3/2 home features built in
cabinets, large master bath, spacious kitchen,
and plenty of elbow room. Outside you will
find a fenced yard and storage shed. $69,000
* 4/2 manufactured home located in
Immokalee near schools and shopping.
* Affordable starter 3/1.5 on corner lot in
Moore Haven. $50,000.
Call about our vacant land!
* 2.72+/- partially fenced acreage in Muse.
* .29 +/- acre in Belmont S/D. Priced to sell at
only $42,000. Possible seller financing.
* Buy now, build later Nice city lot in Belmont
subdivision. $35,000.
* Nice 1.25+/- ac. in Montura $8,000.
* 2 Montura lots $5,500 each
* Call about our Port LaBelle lots!
* Prime 20+/- ac potential commercial parcel
located near West Glades Elem. in Muse &just
minutes away from LaBelle. $3.50 per sq ft.
* Invest now build later! Corner lot outside
city limits near town. $85,000.

Go To
To see Pictures & Visual Taurs of all
Our 180+/- Listings of Homes, Property
and Commercial/Industrial Sites.

the other half! A total of 1820 Sq. Ft split into two 900 Sq. Ft.
units. The property site is on a corner, with two street
frontages, is well located within easy walking distance of
downtown LaBelle. 143,000

* "THE KOUNTRY KUBBARD" has been a fixture for the
Ortona & Turkey Creek residents for years. It is the only retail
store on C.R. 78 between Hwy 29 & Hwy 27 $199,000

* THE LOCATION IS PERFECT for almost any kind of business,
office, or retail. Located on busy Hwy 29 "Main Street" and
directly across the street from the historic Hendry County
Court House. This 3,589 Sq. Ft. building has the space to be
subdivided into offices or shops with plenty of parking space.

* DON'S STEAKHOUSE & LOUNGE! Don's is an established
restaurant and lounge located just off of busy Hwy 80. The
restaurant is well known in LaBelle as a great place for a good
meal and a good time! $525,000

Build to suit or fence the property and have a weekend get-a-
way! Either way it is worth a look! $38,000
property is completely fenced, gated, 2 wells, and accessible
from 2 roads. Power pole in place. $50,000
* 5 +/- CLEARED ACRES between Naples and Ave Maria! A
great place for a home on acreage, only minutes from Ave
Maria! Current zoning allows for horses and other livestock!
Enjoy the country lifestyle, with easy access to Naples, Ave
Maria, and the beach is only about a 1/2 hour drive away!
* BEAUTIFUL 9.81+/- ACRE HOMESITE, just off of CR 78 with
massive oaks. A great location for your dream home on a dead
end street! Zoning also allows for horses! $150,000
* 40 ACRES WITH A SMALL OAK TREE FARM; partially cleared
for farming or more landscaping plants. Property features cit-
rus and scenic camp area. $260,000 or $6,500 p/ac

CRLL 863-675-4500
Sherri Denning Licensed Real Estate Broker
Associates: Tony Barnes, Emily A. Bates
Cindi Beer, Paula Blanco, Gregory Bone,
Lisa Cleghorn, Bonnie Denning, Tim Gonzalez,
Paul Meador, Nancy Lou Smith, Tracey Williams

land4 Investments & Real Estate
700 S. Main Street LaBelle, FL 33935


Community Briefs

Pioneer wants your news
Share your news with your Pioneer Plan-
tation neighbors at newsofpioneer@gmail.
com. Weddings, births, anniversaries, gradu-
ations, topics of interest. Read their monthly
newsletter at

Learn self defense
Carlson Memorial United Methodist
Church is sponsoring a free Women's Self
Defense Awareness class Saturday, April 17,
at 10 a.m. Sensei J. Kelly shares his self de-
fense seminars with organizations willing to
host him. CMUMC is located at 310 Camp-
bell St.

Attention writers
Two new groups dedicated to local peo-
ple who love to write are meeting at the Bar-
ron Library, sharing ideas and support.
An evening group meets the first the third
Thursday monthly (that will be on April 15)
at 6 p.m. There is a noon group that meets
the second Thursday monthly (today). Bring
a sandwich and beverage if you like.

Set up booth for
Mother's Day event
Looking for vendors and crafters inter-
ested in setting up a booth at Barron park
for a Mother's Day Breakfast to benefit the
Hendry/Glades Homeless Coalition on Sat-
urday, May 8, from 8-11 a.m. Vendors are
required to donate an item or items from
their inventory with a value of $15 or more
for a $1 raffle. Proceeds go to the homeless
coalition. A $15 donation can be substituted
as a fee. Vendors are needed with items that
reflect Mother's Day gifts (flowers, jewelry,
hats, scarves, photos, purses, sweets, etc.).
You may also donate a new or slightly used
item for the raffle. Please call Anna at (863)
675-5356 daytime or (863) 674-0098 nights.

Auxiliary canteen
serves 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).

Motorcycle roundup
Something for everyone April 18, 1-5 p.m.
rain or shine. Contests no entry fee. Bike
stuff swap meet buy, sell, trade. Call Kati
239-246-3045 to reserve your spot. It all hap-
pens at the Grandeur Oaks Plaza, SR 80W

Widows to meet
The Widows Support Group will meet
for lunch at the Forrey Grill April 15 at 11:30
a.m. All widows welcome.

Giving Rocks
On April 17 come to a celebration of old-
ies to benefit United Way of Hendry-Glades.
Entertainment, dinner, silent auction and
raffle 4-8 p.m. at Riverbend Motor Coach Re-
sort, 5800 SR 80. Tickets $50 ($30 deductible)
in advance or at the door. Ticket includes a
raffle for a six-day stay in a cabin near Blue
Ridge, Ga. For reservations or information
call Julie Boardman 239-994-4668.

Fisheating Creek
improvements under way
Springtime's arrival is ushering in excit-
ing happenings at the Florida Fish and Wild-


life Conservation Commission's Fisheating
Creek Wildlife Management Area in Glades
County. The swallow-tailed kites are back
from South America and the campground is
getting a facelift.
Campground renovations include con-
struction of a new camp store and visitor
check-in building, repairs to the bathhouses
and a general spruce up.
During demolition and construction
of the camp store, traffic will be rerouted
through an interim visitor check-in. Visitors
just need to follow all signs and instructions
when entering and exiting the campground.
Workers expect to complete the improve-
ment project in June.
A new concessionaire, Fisheating Creek
Outpost, Inc., is operating at the camp-
ground. The Outpost will continue to offer
high quality recreational experiences at the
campground and on the creek. Look for a
variety of new interpretive tours and pro-
grams in the near future.

Recycle with FCB
Florida Community Bank is collecting
old cell phones with batteries attached to
be distributed to soldiers (see www.cell-, inkjets, iPods,
laser cartridges, PDA's, cameras, GPS sys-
tems, DVD's and video games (for LaBelle
Elementary School; see www.cartridges- old eyeglasses for Lions Clubs
International(see FCB
is collecting tabs from aluminum cans to
donate to the Ronald McDonald House (see

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Wilderness hike April 10
Enjoy the wilderness hike on April 10 at
the beautiful Platt's Branch Wildlife Manage-
ment Area in Venus, hosted by the Fisheat-
ing Creek Sub Chapter of the Florida Trail
Association (FTA) at 8 a.m. The public is in-
vited to participate. Bring water and snacks
or lunch.
The hike is approximately 7 miles round
trip; hike at your own pace. Platt's Branch is
located on Dietgens Dairy Road off of U.S.
27 on the Glades/Highlands County line. For
information call Betty Loomis at 863-946-
3560 or Susan Etchey at 863-946-1626. The
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OCA Annual Membership
The Ortona Community Association An-
nual Membership Meeting is scheduled to
begin at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 22, at the Or-
tona Firehouse/Community Hall. Members
are urged to be present at this important
meeting to approve OCA bylaws changes
and to vote for OCA officers and board
members. A dessert "extravaganza" will fol-
low the meeting.

Notice of

Public Hearing

The Hendry County Housing
Authority has developed it's Five
Year and 2010 Annual Plan for HUD
and revised it's Section 8
Administrative Plan. The Plans can
be reviewed at the following loca-
tions for review and comment for 45
days starting April 9, 2010:
Clewiston Satellite Office,100 East El
Paso, Clewiston; and the Social
Services Office, 165 South Lee
Street, LaBelle. On May 25, 2010,the
Hendry county Board of County
Commissioners will hold a public
hearing after 5:00 PM for public
comment and approval at the fol-
lowing location: Hendry County
Courthouse, Commission Board
Room, 25 E. Hickpochee Ave.,
LaBelle, Florida. The Hendry County
Housing Authority is an Equal
Opportunity Employer and does not
discriminate on the basis of race,
color, national origin, sex, religion,
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Free Estimates call
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Cleaning Services, Un-
beatable prices for your
home or office LaBelle
and Ft. Myers area call
for free estimate today.

Sofa, 2 recliners, TV
cabinet, new king box
springs, used king mat-
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22 cu ft with ice maker,
off-white. Like new
$350 863-675-0010

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Toy breed pups M $50,
F $60, Reg. Toy fox ter-
rier $500, Reg. Japa-
nese Chin $600. Reg
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needed is about 100 ft
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or (231)735-1202

Blueberry Plants
$13-$55, Garlic Plants
$1.50-$4.95, Golden
Dorcet and Anna Apple
Trees, Blackberry Plants
and Strawberry Guava
Trees. Lic# 48006674..

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LARGE 1 BR furn. apt.
on Hall St. S., LaBelle. 5
mins. from shop., banks
& Courthouse. Inclds all
utils, W/D, Direct TV, in-
ternet avail. $800/mo.

LG Efficiency Furnished.
water, light / cable incld
$650/mo 239-265-2238
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NEWER 3/2 w/ garage.
Near LaBelle Middle
School. Indoor laundry
room, $750/mo, $600
deposit. (863)517-0188

newer manufactured
home 3BR/2BA, on 10
fenced acres, $800 mo.,
1st, last & sec.

Port LaBelle 3BR,
2BA, 2 car gar. All tile,
lanai, fenced back yard.
Refs, 1st mo. & sec.
$800 mo. Call after 6pm
863 517-0011

Save, LaBelle; fur-
nished, city water &
septic, no pets, $450
mo. + $450 sec., non-
smkg. env., lease, ref's.

2BR/3BA, huge LR, DR,
Fla. room, overlooking
the river, 2 car garage,
golf course & marina
next door, $900 mo.

Room for Rent Lg.
walk in closet, bath-
room, refrig., micro-
wave & dish TV. $425
mo. (863)677-0340

A Load & Lock
5775 SR 80 LaBelle, FL
Alarmed Units Security
Cameras Outside Storage
Mobile Storage 5x5 up to
10x30 Units A/C Units
Penske Truck Rentals
Bring this ad and
receive $50 off
first months rent

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your used items by
selling them in the

Cowboy Way & Kennedy
Blvd. Monthly includes
tax: 5'x10' $42.80;
8'x10' $53.50;10'x10'
$58.85; 8'x25'$96.30;
24 hr access $25
returnable key deposit.

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LaBelle -1974 N. Bridge
St, CLEAN 2br, $450
mo. + $250 dep.

LaBelle, 3BR/2BR,
A/C, Lg. deck. Oak
trees. $140 wk. + $200
sec. 863-673-5704

Hwy 78 West of La-
belle. $450/mo,

Good condition, A/C.
$500-$600 mo.

Muse area, 3 bed, 1 ba
$500 month, $300 se-
curity 863-612-4832 or

TRAILER Ig. well
maintained 3BR/1.5BA,
w/roof over, fenced
back yard, well & sep-
tic, 1 mi. North of
Bridge, no pets, non-
smkg. env., ref's, lease,
$600 mo/sec.

Mobile Home Angels

DW 3BR, 2BA, 2.29
acres, $139,900. Call
863-673-2754, Owner

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Like new, wifes 250,
never out of yard.
Mature adult, no
mud, no water
or (863)675-0349

Like new, wifes 250,
never out of yard.
Mature adult, no
mud, no water
$ 2 6 0 0 00
or (863)675-0349

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Honda Accord 2006, 1
owner, excellent condi-
tion. Full power, silver
gray ext, black interior.
42,000 miles. $13,000
omo. Evenings

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ING & RECOVERY gives Notice of Fore-
closure of Lien and intent to sell these
vehicles on 04/23/2010, 10:00 am at 74
33935, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of
the Florida Statutes. TIMS TOWING &
RECOVERY reserves the nght to accept
or reject any and/or all bids.
1984 General Motors Corp.
350629 CN 4/8/10

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Muse: Good times and important

On behalf of the American Red Cross Greater Palm Beach Chapter, Ramon
Vazques and Brandy Neff would like to give thanks to the following organiza-
tions for their voluntary participation Saturday, March 13, at the Muse Commu-
nity Center's information fair: United Way/Health Start, Healthy Families (Janet
Harvey), Hendry/Glades Health Dept. (Dawn Long, Beth Fabian, Brenda Barnes,
Bob Kosiba), Hendry/Glades Behavioral Health Center (Ken Stanchi the Fun
van and his wife Sue Wild-Stanchi), Glades County Sheriff's Dept. (children's
finger printing Deputy Watts and Wainer), Fort Myers blood bank Big Red Bus
(Valerie Diaz and staff) and bounce house provided by Frank Ryder and Patty
Rontal. Lastly they would like to give a very special thanks to the Muse Commu-
nity Association, County Commissioner Donna Storter Long, to principal Debra
Davis, Assistant Principal Doreen Backes and West Glades School, along with
the crowd, for all their support.

Notice of RFQ Ranking Meeting
and Presentation Meeting
Notice is hereby given that there will be a meeting for ranking the respons-
es to RFQ 2010-10, Construction Administration and Quality Assurance Test-
ing Services, NW Eucalyptus Sidewalk Project. It will be held on April 14,
2010 at 8:30 A.M., in Conference Room A-118, 165 S. Lee Street, LaBelle,
FL 33935.
Notice is also given that there will be a meeting for presentations by the top
three ranked firms for RFQ 2010-10 on April 19, 2010 at 8:30 A.M., in Con-
ference Room A-118, 165 S. Lee Street, LaBelle, FL 33935.
If a person decides to appeal any decision made with respect to any matter
considered at this meeting, he/she will need a record of the proceedings,
and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatm
record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and
evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.
350504 CB/CGS 4/8/10

The Florida Governmental Utility Authority ("FGUA") announces a public
meeting and continued public hearings to which all interested persons are
invited. The FGUA is a legal entity and public body created pursuant to the
provisions of Section 163.01, Florida Statutes, and an Interlocal Agreement
among Citrus County, Florida, DeSoto County, Florida, Hendry County, Flori-
da, Lee County, Florida, Pasco County, Florida, and Polk County, Florida.
The public hearings and meeting will be held at 10:00 AM on April
15, 2010 at the Pasco County Historic Courthouse, 2nd Floor
Boardroom, 37918 Meridian Avenue, Dade City, FL.. The continued
public hearings are to consider adoption of revised water and
wastewater rates in the FGUA Pasco Utilities (Aloha Gardens and
Seven Springs) and the proposed Water Facilities Plans for the
FGUA's Lehigh Acres Utility System (located in Lee County Florida)
and FGUA's Seven Springs Utility System (part of the FGUA Pasco
Utility System). A portion of the funding for these projects is an-
ticipated to come from the FDEP State Revolving Fund (SRF) loan
program. 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 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 verbatim record
is made, including the testimony 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 pro
ceeding 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 hear-
ing. If you have any questions, please contact the Clerk to the FGUA Board
at (877) 552-FGUA or (407) 629-6900.
350358 CB/CGS 4/8/10

Bike donation
Foster Children Wishes, Inc., is a new group that accepts donations of items for resale. Proceeds
go to help meet the needs of local foster children. Ash Britt Regional Manager Matt Gierden
recently presented Foster Children Wishes, Inc., (FCWI) with a 20" boys bicycle for some lucky
foster child in Hendry County. He is pictured with FCWI President Laurie Carley. FWCI is located
on Bridge St. N in Maple Corner Plaza.

Notice of Reauest for Prooosals (RFP) Audit Services
ort LaBelle Community Development District is seeking proposals from
Qualified certified public accountants/firms to provide auditing services for
e financial audits of the 2009-2010 fiscal year and the next two fiscal
ears thereafter Proposals must be presented in substantial compliance
Nith the specifications contained in the Request For Proposals for such ser-
,ices which can be obtained from the District, Phone (863) 675-5770, Fax
;863) 675-9297, E-mail PLCDDl( The deadline for submission of
'roposals is Monday, May 10, 2010 at 3:00 P.M. at PO. Box 1605, La-
3elle, FL 33975. (If Hand Delivered: 3293 Dellwood Terrace, LaBelle, FL
Lester B. Baird, Sr
General Manager
350507 CB/CGS 4/8,15/10

RFP NUMBER 2010-16
Hendry County hereby requests PROPOSALS from qualified bidders for the
rehabilitation of five (5) or more single family homes located in Hendry
County as a part of the Hendry County Housing Program, which consists of
F.H.F.C Tropical Storm Fay Funding, USDA-RD Housing Preservation Grant,
and S.H.I.R Programs.
Proposals are due no later than 2:00 pm Eastern Time on Wednesday May
5, 2010 and delivered or mailed to:
For Mailing Ms. Barbara Butler, Hendry County Clerk of the Court
Post Office Box 1760
LaBelle, FL 33975-1760
For Delivery Ms. Barbara Butler, Hendry County Clerk of the Court
25 E. Hickpochee Ave., 2nd Floor Administration Bldg.
LaBelle, FL 33935
The County will not assume any responsibility for proposals received past
the bid opening time. Any and all proposals received after this time and
date will not be opened or considered and will be rejected.
Proposals should be submitted in duplicate (2- copies) in a separate sealed
envelope marked "RFP # 2010-16' "HENDRY COUNTY HOUSING PRO-
GRAM-HSG 2010- 16" with the homeowners first and last name written
clearly on each sealed envelope. All bids must be accompanied by copy of
license and proof of insurance.
The bids shall be awarded to the apparent responsive and responsible low
bidder If one contractor is the apparent low bidder for all projects, the
County may elect to award to several contractors unless this apparent low
bidder is able to demonstrate that they have the financial capacity, staffing
and they are capable of completing multiple projects within the specified
time period without any time extensions. Three (3) contracts is the maxi-
mum for any contractor.
For specific project information, contact Ms. Aida Barnhart at 863-675-5297;
fax 863-675-5317. Bids will be opened after 2:05 on Wednesday May 5,
2010 in the Hendry County's Clerk's Office, Second Floor, at the Hendry
County Court House in LaBelle.
A mandatory meeting and General Contractor's walk-thru for review of
these projects will be held on Wednesday, April 21, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. in
the Hendry County S.H.I.P Office Parking Lot, located at 165 S. Lee Street,
Court House Square in LaBelle. Any firm not represented at this meeting
will be unable to bid. All potential bidders must be in the S.H.I.P lobby no
later than 11:05 a.m. in order to participate in this RFP no late arrivals will
be permitted to participate.
Hendry County reserves the right to accept or reject bids. Hendry County is
an Equal Opportunity Employer, actively seeking Minority Contractor Partici-
pation and promotes Fair Housing.
Janet Taylor
Chairman, BOCC

350230 CB/CN 4/8/10

WILL BE HELD AT 5:00 P.M., APRIL 27, 2010,
If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Hendry County
:ommission with respect to any matter considered at such meeting or hear-
ng, he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such pur-
pose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings
s 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 Taylor, Chairwoman
350024 CB/CN 4/8/10

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School Briefs

AP Information Night at LHS
LaBelle High School will hold an AP In-
formation Night Thursday, April 22, at 6:30
in the LHS auditorium. The AP (Advanced

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earn college credits while in high school. La-
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located in the historic forrey building

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Member of the BBB
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American Legion Post 130

Fish Fry Friday's
Spm-7pm $7.00 Public Welcomed
699 W. SR 80 Laelle,FL (863) 675-8300

Psychology and AP Music Theory.
LHS students and their parents are invited
to attend AP Information Night. Mark Mat-
thews, a College Board representative, will
speak to parents and students about the
value of AP courses for college admissions,
college readiness, and college success. AP
teachers will present information on their
course offerings and answer questions.
Students: It is not too late to sign up for
AP classes for next year! Counselors and
administrators will be available at the AP
Information session to assist with course re-
quests for next school year.

Help with Project Graduation
The next meeting Project Graduation
meeting will be on April 20, at 7: p.m. at
LaBelle High School. Meetings will be every
two weeks from then till graduation. Please
contribute to this worthy cause. Project
Graduation will be Saturday, June 5. If you
have any questions, please call Ken Pickles
at LaBelle High School at (863) 674-4120.

Prepare for SAT/ACT
Free SAT/ACT prep classes will be held at
LHS Saturday mornings from 8:00-11:00 on
April, 17, 24, May 1, 8, 15 and 22. Sign up in

MHHS project graduation
Come to an Old time Country Carnival to
benefit Moore Haven High School's Project
Graduation. The event will be Saturday, April
10, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Moore Haven City Park.
Food, drinks, games of skill for all ages, Call
675-1599 for more information.

Register for Edison
summer classes
Summer registration at Edison State Col-
lege is ongoing. Enroll as soon as possible
to secure the classes and times you want.
Choose the session that's right for you: Full
Session: May 6 Aug 11; Short Session A:
May 6-June 23; Short Session B: June 24
Aug 11. Summer courses:
academics/schedule/index.php. Online ap-

Community Briefs

Celebrate Earth Day
The Third Annual Earth Day Celebration
will be held on Thursday, April 22, at the
Soccer field, 800 Jaycee Lions Drive, from
4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Bring the family for lots of
fun and activities. If you have any questions
or need more information, Please feel free
to reach Ramiro Rodriguez @ 863-673-4404
or Norma Gaure at 863-675-5347.

Speak up for kids
Anyone interested in becoming a Guard-
ian ad Litem Program should contact Angela
Boykin, Volunteer Supervisor, at 863-674-
4190, for more information or see www.

April 8, 2010

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Frank and Carolina Ryder just returned from helping with Haitian relief.

Muse residents roll up

sleeves for Haiti

by Patty Brant to New York where they volunteer each
Caloosa Belle year for the Rapid Response Team during
Frank and Carolina Ryder are American the summer months. In June shelters are
Red Cross volunteers who have also taken opened by New York counties for training
disaster training by the Southern Baptist and maintenance and from August 15-Sept.
Conference and Hendry County. They have 30 the Rapid Response Team drills.
just returned from the Lake Yale Southern
Baptist Conference Center in Lake County,
where they took part in getting supplies
ready for distribution to victims of the Haiti A
A long time volunteer, Frank got a call
March 16 from the Baptist organization ask- ATI A A
ing for his help to load supplies headed for
bulk distribution in Haiti. He and his wife
Carolina left the following day.
The Ryders helped fill five-gallon buck-
ets from all over Florida with food items,
including rice, cooking oil, dry beans, flour,
sugar, spaghetti noodles, peanut butter and
a trash bag. They loaded 12 buckets per level
on 40"x48" pallets with a total of 36 buck-
ets, which were then labeled in English,
French and Creole and shrink-wrapped for
transport. There were 200-300 pallets in the
warehouse, Frank said, and the goal was to
fill two million of them. Tractor-trailers were
loaded with 22 pallets which were then tak-
en to Jacksonville where they were placed in
sea containers and shipped to Haiti.
The buckets had tight seals and could be
used to hold water once the supplies were
used. Each bucket was filled with about $40
worth of supplies.
Frank and Carolina worked for three days
at the center, from about 8-5 or until the
job was done.
"It was unbelievable the amount of food
coming in from Georgia and Florida," Frank
said. Retired from the Army, Frank normally
coordinates meal preparation and the feed-
ing of thousands of people for the Red Cross
during all types of disasters. He had Carolina
live in Muse. 0 ld ptt He -
On April 20, the Ryders are heading

m in a $25
Gift Certificate to
Forrey's Grill
The LaBelle Sports Network and the Caloosa Belle, announces a
photo contest for the best community sports photograph posted
to our online sports website -To visit the LaBelle Sports Network
online, go to, click on the LaBelle homepage, then
the Sports tab in the upper right. Photos must be posted on the
site by May 1st and will be judged by the editorial team of the
Caloosa Belle and Community Sports Desk. Winner and winning
photo will appear in the paper. Interested teams and leagues can
go directly to the site, or contact Renee Hawley by e-mail at
rhawley@communitysportsdeskcom or by phone at 888-853-
7904 for a demonstration or to get started.

Submitted photo/Addison Austin

Playhouse ending season
Come participate in the Firehouse Cultural Center's final production of the
season, "The Time Machine" by H. G. Wells, adapted for the stage by John
DeLancey and Leonard Nimoy. This "timeless" classic is set in the twilight
age of live radio broadcast. Performances at FCC, 241 N. Bridge St., Friday
and Saturday nights at 7 p.m. and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. April 9, 10 and
11. Reservations: Call 863-675-3066; $12 in advance; $14 at the door. Pic-
tured from left: Suzanne Hardee-Hubbart, Joel Hawkins and Travis Dowhen.

Caloosa Belle

April 8, 2010

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