Thursday, April 22, 2010
Vol. 88 No. 16
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At a Glance
LaBelle's Relay for Life
Throughout Florida, towns,
schools, and businesses will "Paint
the Town Purple" to celebrate can-
cer survivorship and bring atten-
tion to "LaBelle's Relay for Life"
event, which will be held on Sat-
urday May 1, 2010 at the LaBelle
High School football field starting
at 1 p.m.
Wouldn't Life Be Better if Ev-
erything Was Purple? We think so!
That's why we would like to en-
courage the community of LaBelle
to Paint The Town Purple on or be-
fore Saturday, April 24, 2010!
"Paint Our Town Purple Week is
a time to celebrate the lives of can-
cer survivors and to bring attention
to the American Cancer Society's
many programs and services in
We invite business and indi-
viduals to join the fun, simply by
logging onto the Web site www.
paintourtownpurple.org to find
ideas on how to "Paint Our Town
Purple" at a school, town, college
or workplace. For more informa-
tion contact: Tara Sherrod (Event
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.
Ft Denaud Bridge closed
The Ft. Denaud Bridge will be
closed to vehicle traffic on April 20,
May 4 andl8, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
each day. For additional informa-
tion please call 863-675-5264.
See Page 4 for information about
how to contact the newspaper.
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Little Miss LaBelle shines
Caloosa Belle/Patty Brant
Little Miss LaBelle
Pictured from left: Second Runner Up Miranda Garza, Little Miss LaBelle
2010 Cassidy Willis, First Runner Up Abby Arnold. The American Busi-
ness Women's Association's annual Little Miss LaBelle contest Satur-
day, April 17, was graced with some of LaBelle's most enchanting young
ladies crowd pleasers, every one. The event is one of ABWA's scholar-
ship fundraisers helping local women continue their education. ABWA
meets the second Thursday of every month at 7 p.m. at Flora & Ella's
Restaurant. Call Brenda Wickenden, 675-3760, for more information.
Pictured from left: Second Runner Up Ryley Bowen, Junior Miss Novie
Kohutek, and First Runner Up Jasmine Craft.
door to western
by Patty Brant
At their April 13 meeting, the Hendry County com-
missioners took huge strides toward opening sections in
the west section of the county to orderly development,
beginning with the Gardinier and Rodina projects. These
two far-reaching developments will eventually change
the face of western Hendry County.
First, they approved amendments to the West Hendry
Area Plan, which will direct development in 3,102 acres
in the northwest corner of the county.
The county has been working on the plan for five-six
years. Concerns had been addressed including densi-
ties, allowable uses, compatible uses in Blueways and
Greenways, Transfer Development Rights, transporta-
tion, schools sprawl and water supply.
Commissioner Tris Chapman moved to approve the
amendment and Commissioner Darrell Harris seconded.
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The motion passed 5-0, sending the amend-
ment to the Department of Community Af-
fairs for final approval.
Also on the west side of the county, the
proposed Gardinier project found favor
with the commissioners. Also known as the
SR 82 Mixed Use District, it is located in the
southwest corner of the county on the north
side of SR 82.
Once again, various issues have been
addressed over the months. Although this
project is generally seen as a "model" for
development, issues such as land use, wa-
ter and wastewater facilities, transportation
and access management all demanded at-
Kate English, attorney for the developer,
noted that it would be in the Florida Govern-
ment Utility Authority (FGUA) service area
for water utilities. She said the developers
will build a reverse osmosis water plant and
traffic concurrency will also be addressed at
the appropriate time. Commissioner Harris
made the motion to approve. Commission-
er Chapman seconded and it was approved
A conceptual plan for Rodina, a huge
development planned by A. Duda & Sons,
also got the initial go-ahead from the com-
mission. The "long term visionary" project
encompasses 25,825 acres on the west side
of SR 29, south of SR 80 and near the area of
LeHigh Acres within Hendry County.
This is a conceptional plan for long term
build out. Detailed Specific Area Plans will
be submitted later.
Commissioners have been impressed
with the foresight that has gone into this
project, which will include a diversity of
land uses, lifestyles and environmental fea-
According to Dr. Richard Woodruff,
speaking for the developer, the time for
planning is now, before growth is "pressing
in on you." He commented that it is a com-
plicated local sector plan that will be gov-
erned by the county's comprehensive plan.
He said the object is to guide develop-
ment nothing will be built without the
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to the arrest and conviction of
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developer returning to the county commis-
sion for approval at every step. The plan will
establish a "footprint for development and
This is a framework only, he reiterated,
a new concept. The plan has been altered,
limiting development to the north section
only. For every 10,500 acres, Rodina will set
aside one acre for permanent conservation,
either as a long term easement or perma-
nent agriculture space.
County Planner Vince Cautero said is-
sues of transportation access, density and
natural resource protection have been ad-
dressed. This is not sprawl, he told the com-
missioners, and is a conceptual plan only.
Still the Conservancy of Southwest
Florida's Juliana Thomas felt the plan was
"premature" and that there is no reason to
conceptually approve anything at this time.
The comprehensive plan amendment
has met DCA demands to use the Floridan
and Sandstone aquifer as water sources and
to obtain part of its irrigation water from the
Mr. Cautero added that the developer
will only be able to build at its employment
center at this time (where the juice plant is
on SR 29).
All development has been moved to the
northern section, leaving more area for pan-
Commissioner Karson Turner's question
on how Rodina will affect the City of LaBelle
was answered by Mr. Woodruff, saying that
it will not be a subdivision but a true town,
able to accommodate a hospital, down-
town area and a school system. There will
inevitably be some "bleed over" that will ef-
fect LaBelle. There will, no doubt, be pros
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and cons involved in that process.
Mr. Woodruff added that Rodina will
provide an essential tax base expansion
for the county as it increases population
and employment. He said the developer is
employing modern state-of-the-art planning
techniques in the project. It is a 50-year vi-
sion, he said, adding that it is never too early
to plan. He explained that no change is an-
ticipated within the next five years.
With a projected build-out of 21,000
dwelling units, 1.9 million square feet of
light industrial area, an employment center
and 2.4 million square foot of commercial
area, Commissioner Turner said he had
some "heartburn" as well as excitement at
the prospect of Rodina, but acknowledged
a need for enough people to sustain a hos-
pital on both sides of the county. We need
growth, he admitted, and said we can't pro-
tect the county from all development.
He also questioned the timing, saying the
rules for development may change with a
new governor coming into office. He noted
that Port LaBelle has space for some 10,000
dwelling units at this time that have yet to
be filled. Still, he felt Rodina was a "step in
the right direction," saying this is the right
area for development and the right answer.
He commented that Gardenier, Rodina and
the West Hendry Plan "all make sense" for
Commissioner Chapman was inclined
to support the Rodina amendment, saying
it was "thoughtfully conceived and well
He made the motion to approve the
Rodina amendment, which was seconded
by Commissioner Harris and unanimously
4-H'ers show off
garments in revue
The Fashion Revue held at the LaBelle
Youth Livestock Show consisted of 19 mem-
bers: Jake Coronado, Jessica Coronado,
Maggie Gacula, Brittney Harrell, Haley Har-
rell, Kora Harris, Emily Hull, Bianca Men-
doza, Stephanie Mendoza, Dustin Padgett,
Austin Pearson, Xavier Pearson, Zeida Rabe-
lo, Reanna Rivas, Madeline Ruch, Grabriehl
Shock, Joelle Shock, Seven Shock, Talitha
Shock and Harley Yates. These 4-H'ers con-
structed a garment to model during their
club meetings. All received blue ribbons for
their garment. Jessica Coronado captured
the first place award with Jake Coronado
achieving the second place award.
The 4-H staff would like to express their
appreciation to Joyce Gatch and Shirley
Goode for judging as well as to Jaydee Hull
for emceeing. The Bear Sewing 4-H Club is
led by Mary Coronado, the LaBelle Sewing
4-H Club by Patricia Gonzalez and Pioneer
Sewing 4-H Club by Patricia Bosley.
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April 22, 2010
Mothers and sons: Unbreakable bond continues
A son is a son till he takes him a wife,
But a daughter is a daughter all of her
The Irish may have that right, but no one
can ever replace your mother.
Sean Kear understands.
Not long ago Sean walked into World
Class Barber Shop on Main Street with his
girlfriend and her little brother, his hair all
tied up in back in a long braided ponytail.
Sure they were here for the little brother's
haircut, barber and owner of the shop Hugo
Vargas joked that it was a "good day to cut
that tail off!"
But they were not there for the little boy.
The ponytail was coming off.
Sean had been in the Army for 11 years
and after he was discharged in 2004 he
stopped cutting his hair. This would be his
first haircut in six years.
Sean waited patiently and nervously for
his turn in the chair. His girlfriend followed
right behind him for support and Hugo wait-
ed for the dramatic scene that often accom-
panies the ritual of having your well-loved
long hair lopped off.
But Sean's demeanor was different. "As
he sat in my chair he took a deep breath
and I could tell there were some serious
emotions going on with this haircut." So he
asked about it and was told that Sean was
sending the ponytail to California.
Assuming he was sending it to the Locks
of Love program which makes wigs for can-
cer victims, Hugo asked for more details.
Sean started to tell the story, but over-
come, said to his girlfriend, "You tell the
Earlier this year, when his mother, Carol
Gutierrez of San Jose, CA, was diagnosed
with breast cancer, Sean promised her that if
she lost her hair during chemotherapy he'd
cut off all of his. On March 11, Carol started
her chemotherapy On April 9 Sean spoke to
her and learned she had started losing her
hair by the handful. The very next morning
Sean got up and went to the World Class Bar-
bershop. The ponytail was for his mother.
As usual, Hugo said all the customers'
Members of the Hendry County
Sheriff's Office, family, friends
and the community pause to re-
member Deputy Brian Haas, who
died in the line of duty on April 24,
2004, on the way to a call for as-
sistance. A caring son and broth-
er and a dedicated comrade, his
memory remains constant in the
minds and hearts of those who
eyes and ears were glued to someone who
was having that much hair cut off. They had
all heard the story.
As Hugo took his scissors and started to
cut the ponytail off, Sean broke down brief-
ly, wiping away a couple tears before pulling
himself together again.
With a deep understanding of Sean's or-
deal, Hugo said he thought, "I can't charge
this guy for this haircut! With this powerful
moment he is giving all of us his bravery,
and with his story of love for his momma,
that is payment enough!" Hugo had already
decided the haircut would be on the house
when one of his customers handed him
some money as he got up to leave. Con-
All Obituaries now include Onlinf Guestbooks
where family and friends can share reflections,
fused, Hugo asked what it was for.
"It's for his haircut," the man replied, and
walked away quietly. Before they left, all the
customers wished Sean well.
The ponytail Sean shipped to his mother
was over a foot long a symbol of his love for
his mother and support in her fight against
Relay for Life, raising funds to fight cancer
and also increasing awareness of this insidi-
ous disease, will be held May 1-2, at LaBelle
High School football field. The community is
invited to this all night event to enjoy the en-
tertainment, games and food available but
most importantly to be a part of an eventual
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Jose Ascension Aguirre, Jr., 25, was ar-
rested April 18 and charged with battery
touch or strike and cruelty to a child inflict
physical or mental injury. T. Mims was ar-
Arthur Tishion Harrington, 15, was arrest-
ed April 18 and charged with criminal mis-
chief $200-$1,000, burglary of an unoccu-
pied dwelling without a firearm, grand theft
$300-$5,000 and dealing in stolen property
organized. J. Perez was arresting officer.
Tykwan J. Fryson, 16, was arrested April
18 and charged with burglary of an unoccu-
pied dwelling without a firearm, grand theft
$300-$5,000. J. Perez was arresting officer.
Rhafiki Mufasa Odom, 14, April 18 was
arrested and charged with burglary of an un-
occupied dwelling without a firearm, grand
theft $300-$5,000. J. Perez was arresting of-
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4 Caloosa Belle April 22, 2010
America is worth
By Les Morgan, pastor
Caloosa Baptist Church, LaBelle
I was taught as a child
by two very important pe
mom and my dad. My d
Christian School Closing
First, the money for the sale to Edison
went to pay off the loan of almost $900,000.
The little that was left went to preparing the
sight on Delwood. There was a small amount
left after the school opened but it got spent
trying to make it through this year.
The school had no money left to finish the
year. Payroll was over $7,000 every 2 weeks,
unexpected insurance came due, utilities
and rent were due, a total of over $5,000,
and there was only about $4,000 left in the
bank. It would have taken about $35,000 to
finish the year.
It would have taken more of the same
people donating more to make another
week and the economy had forced their well
to run dry. The attorney said that when you
go on unemployment you cannot volunteer
back at your same job.
The students were offered the opportu-
nity to go to Sonshine Academy in East Ft.
Myers and a bus is available. Sonshine is a
very wonderful and fina
tian school and some L
going there already.
Thank God for all th
Christian School has tol
Hopefully and prayerful
my will turn around soo
another Christian schoo
God also for all those wl
for the school to exist for
Please, if you do not k
the whole situation ab
not point fingers becaus
make the hard and tearft
of the same people who
ing as long as it did.
Our children will be
to School board memt
know we are blessed to
teachers in our public sc
them both academically
they need to become go
tian adults. May God Ble:
Letter to the Editor
Relay for Life
loses one of its own
Have you ever meant to thank someone
only to get the phone call that no one wants
to get? Knowing that you will never get the
chance again to tell him how much you ap-
preciated all that he had done for so many
As I sat through Hamp Walters memorial
service listening to all that his friends and
family had to say of the man he was, I had to
reflect back over the years. The Walker fam-
ily sort of trickled into my life. The grandchil-
dren and their parents through Child Care,
the daughter was one of my employees, and
the whole family came together to help us
for years with Relay for Life.
All I had to do was say "I need help with
Entertainment" and they were there with
truck loads of equipmen
night. This is a family tha
I remember the las
Hamp. All of us had bat
trying to set up for Rela;
ing over, speaker blowin
arm around my shoulde
all work out and it did. N
not part of the entertain
had put together, but thi
he got on stage and did
I could tell you of all tl
that I learned of Hamp V
rial service, but I think th
tant to say Thank You fo
ing man and having this
amazing children. You v
fighting for I lo
Sto love our country WW II. He was born and raised in Venus, a
;ople in my life my rural community about twenty miles north
ad was a Marine in of LaBelle, and enlisted in Ft. Myers shortly
after the Pearl Harbor attack. For three years
he was in the South Pacific fighting for what
he believed in -freedom in America to live
as people wished.
ncially stable Chris- My mom has lived in Ft. Myers all of her
aBelle children are life. Other than the time shortly after my par-
ents were married and she and my dad were
e lives Community living in Virginia until he was discharged
from the Marine Corps in 1945, she has al-
iched for 25 years. ways been a Southwest Florida girl. Both of
ly our local econo- my parents instilled into all four children that
n and there will be if we were at a parade, and a flag passes by,
1 in LaBelle. Thank we stand up in honor of what it stands for
ho made it possible Freedom!
r as long as it did. It disturbs me that we as Americans,
know or understand have drifted far from that kind of love for
out the school, do and respect of our country. We are just one
ut the sc do generation removed from those who taught
e those who had to us to honor our country and the Bible upon
l decision are some which its founding principles were built. It is
helped it keep go- apparent we are dangerously close to forget-
ting who we are as people in the land of the
fine. I have talked free and the home of the brave.
)ers, and I already I am not a strong advocate for everything
have good Christian Andy Rooney says, but recently I found an
hools ready to teach article that he wrote that made me want
to stand up and salute him! See what you
and morally what think.
od productive Chris- "I don't believe in Santa Claus, but I'm
ss you. not going to sue somebody for singing a
"Ho-Ho-Ho" song in December. I don't
agree with Darwin, but I didn't go out and
hire a lawyer when my high school teacher
taught his Theory of Evolution.
t staying all day and Life, liberty or your pursuit of happiness
it grew up with Mu- will not be endangered because someone
says a 30 second prayer before a football
t time I talked to game. So, what's the big deal? It's not like
tied the wind while somebody is up there reading the entire
. Tents were blow- Book of Acts. They're just talking to a God
g t, and he pt hs they believe in and asking him to grant safety
out, and he put his to the players on the field and the fans going
rs and said it would home from the game.
formally Hamp was "But it's a Christian prayer," some will
ment that his family argue.
s night I watched as Yes, and this is the United States of Amer-
a few songs with his ica and Canada, a country founded on Chris-
tian principles. According to our very own
he wonderful things phone book, Christian churches outnum-
'alker at his memo- ber all others better than 200-to-1. So what
at it is more impor- would you expect -- somebody chanting
r being a quiet giv- If I went to a football game in Jerusalem,
flow over into your I would expect to hear a Jewish prayer. If I
ill be missed! went to a soccer game in Baghdad, I would
Mary Risley expect to hear a Muslim prayer. If I went to
a ping pong match in China, I would ex-
pect to hear someone pray to Buddha. And
I wouldn't be offended. It wouldn't bother
me one bit.
When in Rome...
"But what about the atheists?" is another
What about them? Nobody is asking
them to be baptized. We're not going to
pass the collection plate. Just humor us for
30 seconds. If that's asking too much, bring
a Walkman or a pair of ear plugs. Goto the
bathroom. Visit the concession stand. Call
Unfortunately, one or two will make that
call. One or two will tell thousands what
they can and cannot do. I don't think a short
prayer at a football game is going to shake
the world's foundations.
Christians are just sick and tired of turn-
ing the other cheek while our courts strip
us of all our rights. Our parents and grand-
parents taught us to pray before eating, to
pray before we go to sleep. Our Bible tells
us to pray without ceasing. Now a handful
of people and their lawyers are telling us to
God, help us. And if that last sentence of-
fends you, well, just sue me.
The silent majority has been silent too
long. It's time we tell that one or two who
scream loud enough to be heard that the
vast majority doesn't care what they want.
It is time that the majority rules! It's time we
tell them, "You don't have to pray; you don't
have to say the Pledge of Allegiance; you
don't have to believe in God or attend ser-
vices that honor Him. That is your right, and
we will honor your right; but by golly, you
are no longer going to take our rights away.
We are fighting back, and we WILL WIN!"
God bless us one and all...Especially
those who denounce Him. God bless Ameri-
ca and Canada, despite all our faults. We are
still the greatest nations of all. God bless our
service men and women who are fighting to
protect our right to pray and worship God.
Let's make 2010 the year the silent majority
is heard and we put God back as the foun-
dation of our families and institutions. And
our military forces come home from all the
Keep looking up!
Dr. Les Morgan is pastor of Caloosa
Baptist Church in LaBelle, located 200 yards
behind Flora & Ella's on Highway 80.
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UES Students of the Month
Row 1 from left: Andrea Hernandez, Edicia Rodriguez, Sandra Martinez; row
2: Jesus Guzman, Leyton Spencer, Joshua White; row 3: Marisa Carman,
Alexis Holland, Octaviano Hernandez, Samantha Ochoa; row 4: Cristian
Urias, Austin McGhee, Nancy Narez, Kiara Hernandez, Jessica Perez; row
5: Jacqueline Wilkins, Fernando Molina, Luis Custodio, Monique Loreto. Ab-
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LHS Drama Club goes 'Into the Woods'
The LaBelle High School Drama Club will perform the musical Into the Woods-
Jr. next Friday and Saturday, April 30 and May 1, at 7 p.m. at the LaBelle High
School auditorium. Tickets will be sold at the door and are $5 for the general
public and $4 for students with a school ID.
AP night at LHS
LHS is holding an AP Information Night at
LaBelle High School tonight Thursday, April
22, at 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium. This ses-
sion will include a speaker from the College
Board, presentations from AP teachers and a
chance for parents and students to meet and
talk with AP teachers after the presentations.
Counselors and administrators will be avail-
able to talk to 9th graders and their parents
about their schedules for next year.
Help with Project Graduation
Please contribute to Project Graduation.
Project Graduation will be Saturday, June 5.
If you have any questions, please call Ken
Pickles at LaBelle High School at (863) 674-
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Pictured from left: LaSheba Travis, Lee Pitts and Pat Dobbins.
Pat Dobbins, Administrator for the Hen-
dry and Glades County Health Departments
and LaSheba Travis, Program Manager, were
the featured guests on FOX-4's Lee Pitts Live
on Sunday, April 11, 2010.
They discussed the challenges and suc-
cesses of providing services in the rural
counties of Hendry and Glades. Some of the
services discussed included Teen Health,
Youth Task Force, as well as the treatment
and prevention of HIV/AIDS. The show was
broadcast on Fox 4 Sunday, April 11. at 8:30
a.m. Pat Dobbins said, "It was very exciting
to have the opportunity to discuss the ser-
vices of our health departments to such a
large viewing audience. This is just another
way for us to reach out to our communities
and let them know how strong our focus is
on Public Health."
For more information, visit www.leepitt-
slive.com or call (877) 830-0391.
Lee Pitts Live is the longest running tele-
vision talk show in Southwest Florida. It is
a recipient of the NAACP Image Award,
the Hodges University Diversity Excellence
Award and the Southwest Florida Peoples'
Choice Award. Lee Pitts is host and execu-
tive producer of the award- winning show.
C. W. Helton, 65
LABELLE -C. W Helton, age 65, of LaBelle,
passed away April 14, 2010, in Fort Myers.
He was born April 14, 1945, in Hickory, N.C.,
son of the late Raymond and the late Catherine
clude his lifetime
love and wife,
Ruby Earline (Bal-
lard) Helton; son,
Harold "Bubba" Sta-
cy; daughters, Car-
men Guijosa (Juan)
and his baby girl,
Helton, all of La-
Belle; brothers, Gary
Helton and Howard
Helton; and sister, Barbara Helton, all of North Car-
olina; mother-in-law, Jewel Ballard (late husband
Perry); brother in law, Perry Ballard II; sister in
law, Joan Phillips; grandchildren, Juan "Peadad"
Guijosa, Ana "Uggie" Guijosa, Adam "Grunt"
Guijosa, Stefani "Fathead" Guijosa, Christian "Lil
Man" Guijosa, Amberli "Miss Piggy" Guijosa and
Angel "Seven" Guijosa.
Funeral services were held Monday, April 19,
2010, 11 a.m. at Life Ministries in LaBelle, with
Pastor Shannon Craft officiating. Interment fol-
lowed in Fort Denaud Cemetery, LaBelle.
Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home -
Lisa Ann Colding
Ann Colding lost her
four year battle
with breast can-
cer on Tuesday,
April 13, 2010, at
Hope Hospice in
She was born
in Miami, on March
14, 1970. She re-
sided in Felda at
the time of her death. She so enjoyed garden-
ing, boating, bird watching and being with
her beloved family and many friends. Her big
smile could light up the room and her warm
and sweet personality drew so many to her.
She was employed for many years at the
Redlands Christian Migrant Association in La-
Belle as the Staff Coordinator. But, her greatest
joy was her work with the children and their
parents who she often counseled as part of her
She is survived by her beloved children, Randy
Smith (Lauren), Shelby Colding, Elizabeth
White; and step-son, Daniel White; and her
long time companion, Danny White. She also
leaves behind her parents, Delmar and Jolynn
Buck; sisters, Susan Campbell (Juan), Angela
Cox (Mark); brothers, Samuel Buck (Lisa), Don-
nie Buck (Judy), Danny Buck (Stacy) and Denny
Buck (Revenia); niece, Leah Rippey; and neph-
ews, Shaun Rippey and Blake Campbell.
A celebration of life was held on Friday, April
Cremation Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funer-
al Home LaBelle.
Tax Impact of Value
Florida Administrative Code
Tax Year 2 9
Members f theoard
Honorable TRIS CHAPMAN Board of County Commissioners, District No. 3
Honorable KARSON TURNER Board of County Commissioners, District No. 5
Honorable RAY CLINARD School Board, District No. 1
Citizen Member CECIL AKIN Business owner within the school district
Citizen Member LARRY HALL Homestead property owner
The Value Adjustment Board (VAB) meets each year to hear petitions and make decisions relating
to property tax assessments, exemptions, classifications, and tax deferrals.
______ Summary of Year's Actions
Number of Parcels Reduction In Shift In
Type of Property Exemptions Assessments* Both County Taxable Value Taxes
Granted Reqeste Reduc Requested w Due to Board Actions Due to Board Actions
__________ or settled
Residential 24 0 24 40 $ $
Commercial 0 20 20 $ $
miscellaneous 0 7 7 $
Agricultural or 4 51 55 $
High-water recharge $ $
and equipment ss 2 6 2 $ 348,200 $ 2,263.30
Vacant lots and
acreage 84 76 $ $
TOTALS 28 2 192 200 $ 348,200 $ 2,263.30
All values should be county taxable values. School and other taxing authority values may differ.
*Include transfer of assessment difference (portability) requests.
Chair's name Karson Turner Phone 863-675-5220 ext
Clerk's name Barbara S. Butler Phone 863-675-5217 ext
April 22, 2010
Auxiliary canteen serves meal
American Legion Auxiliary Unit 130
serves food every Tuesday evening in the
main hall during members only bingo, 4:30-
7p.m. Variety of sandwiches and finger foods
$3.50 each, desserts $1. (Menu varies each
week). Public welcome; 699 Hickpochee
Ave. (SR 80).
Come to brunch buffet
Hosted by American Legion Auxiliary
Unit 130, come to a Brunch Buffet Sunday,
May 2, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Menu: scram-
bled eggs, bacon, sausage, potatoes, French
toast, roast beef, turkey, soup, fruit salad,
rolls, condiments, coffee and tea. All you can
eat for $7. Public Welcome. Located at 699
Hickpochee Ave. (SR 80) LaBelle.
Speak up for kids
Anyone interested in becoming a Guard-
ian ad Litem should contact Angela Boykin,
Volunteer Supervisor, at 863-674-4190,
for more information or see www.guardi-
National Day of Prayer
Carlson Memorial United Methodist
Church, 310 Campbell Street, invites you
to participate in the National Day of Prayer
on Thursday, May 6. The sanctuary will be
opened from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. in order that you
can come and pray at your convenience.
Pastor John Bennett will offer communion
at 7:15 a.m. to begin this important day of
prayer. He will offer communion again at
12:15 p.m. and 5:15 p.m. You may come in
at any time during the day to pray alone or
with one of our prayer volunteers.
This occasion will be the church's sec-
ond Annual National Day of Prayer. They are
excited to have this opportunity to welcome
the community to participate in a communi-
ty-wide affair. There will be designated areas
of prayer and focus will be on a wide area of
prayer concerns for our nation. The theme
for the 2010 observance is Prayer! For Such a
Time as This, inspired by Nahum 1:7 which
states, "The Lord is good, a refuge in times
of trouble. He cares for those who trust in
Him." Volunteers from the community are
welcome. If you would like to help with this
event, please call Claire at the church office
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. Fri-
day, April 30, at the church social hall. Drive-
through service will be provided and delivery
Lucy's Angels served 88 clients in 2009
Lucy's Angels helps provide free mam-
mograms for those in Hendry and Glades
who are under 50 years of age and cannot af-
ford one. Their motto is "By the Community
- For the Community." The group is proud to
share the following stats with the residents
of Hendry and Glades counties. From Feb-
ruary 1, 2009, to February 28, 2010, Lucy's
Angels have paid for the following breast
procedures for a total of 88 patients, 12 from
Glades and 76 from Hendry:
70 screening mammograms, 75 ultra-
sounds and 11 surgical consults.
The ages of these patients: 11 were aged
20-29, 24 age 30-39, 53 age 40-49; 81 Cauca-
sion/Hispanic, 7 African American. All of the
funds for these procedures were donated by
generous members of this community and
all of our board members are volunteers.
This program pays for screenings for
breast cancer for residents of Hendry and
Glades counties, age 18-50, who are unin-
sured, with documented household income
of less than 200 percent of the Federal Pover-
ty Guidelines. For further information, please
visit their website at www.lucysangels.org,
or call 239-225-8645.
F We Honor and Remember
Hendry County Deputy
BRIAN A. HAAS
March 3, 1983 April 24, 2004
Brian loved serving the people of Hendry County,
and he died doing what he loved.
will be available when five or more meals go
to one location. Tickets are $8. Call Raymond
Crawford at 675-1845 or Marilyn Barrios at
675-8097 for tickets or information.
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.
Coming Home, a Gospel
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
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.
Come to LHS Saturday, April 24, at 6 p.m.
Adults $15; teens $10; under 10 $5.
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. Every-
thing for donations all good clean clothes,
Donations also accepted. All to help build up
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April 22, 2010
8 Caloosa Belle April 22, 2010
Thompson, Facundo sign letters of intent
by Patty Brant
Two LaBelle Cowboy football players
signed letters of intent Thursday, April 1, to
play for college teams. Their coaches, family
and friends helped them celebrate the occa-
sion in the school media center that day.
Dale Thompson is headed to Valley City
State University in Valley City, North Dakota,
in the fall. He plans to study business admin-
istration. Coach Hal Bennett just cannot say
enough about him.
Dale is a three-year starter for the Cow-
boys' defensive line. Even plagued by inju-
ries this past season, he still averaged nine
tackles per game. This past year he con-
tributed two quarterback sacks, one forced
fumble and one received fumble.
In the two prior seasons, Dale had just
under 90 tackles per season (86 his junior
year and 88 his sophomore year). Coach
said his stats this year were a little low due
to injuries. He only played in five games.
"Dale has been a big part of the LHS de-
fense," Coach Bennett said. "He's explosive.
He's one of those guys who, in a matter of
a couple steps, can change direction. He's
also relentless his motor never quits. He
will get to the ball. Dale flies around the
field, making it look small. He's athletic and
Dale also played basketball for the Cow-
boys and earned honorable mention on this
year's All Area Team.
Naturally, Dale would like to have a pro-
fessional football career and would love to
play for the Minnsota Vikings, if the opportu-
nity ever presents itself. To do that, he says,
he'd have to make All Conference every year
at college. Can he do that? Dale just smiles
and said he's confident that he can.
He said he enjoyed winning the most as
a Cowboy and believes his biggest contribu-
tion to the team was "playing his heart out."
He sees North Dakota as a place to experi-
ence change and new aspects, but said he
wants to come home to LaBelle one day
where his family and friends are.
Robert Facundo signed to play for
Maryville College in Tennessee, where he
will be in the pre-med program in August.
He hopes to practice family medicine one
As a Cowboy he played offense (wide
receiver) and defense (safety), but his most
notable performance was on defense. He
finished the year with 38 tackles just under
four per game and had four pass break ups.
Robert also volunteered to fill in as kicker,
even though he had no experience at that
Coach Hal Ben-
proudly as Dale
signs his let-
ter of intent to
play for Valley
City State Uni-
versity in Valley
City, North Da-
kota, next year.
do also signed
a letter of in-
tent to play for
lege in Tennes-
see next year.
He will join for-
position. He actually excelled in position
(directional) kicking and sky kicks, Coach
"He did everything asked of him as a
kicker things he had never done before,"
Coach added. "Probably the most important
thing Robert did defensively was to get the
defensive backs lined up. He was a leader
and made all the calls. It was like having an-
other coach on the field."
At LHS, Robert also ran track. His main
event was the hurdles, but he said he enjoys
football "way better" because he really likes
a team sport. He said he believes his leader-
ship qualities helped make him a standout
on the field.
At Maryville, Robert will find a familiar
face in the fall. Former Cowboy Blake Barnes
will be a junior there. "We're very proud of
Blake," Coach Bennett said, "This year he
was an All Conference Second Team selec-
tion at defensive tackle in Maryville."
"We're extra proud of these young men,"
Coach said, "They have so many opportuni-
ties ahead of them." Those sentiments were
echoed at the signing ceremony by Athletic
Director Dave Kelly.
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Gift Certificate to
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 newszap.com, 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.
Relay team heads
On April 15, the LaBelle High School
4x800 meter relay track team qualified to
run in the Class 2A, Region 3 track and
field Regional Championship to be held
at Golden Gate High School on Wednes-
day, April 21. The relay team of David Mill-
er, Ignacio Acosta, Caleb Baker and Ga-
briel Barron finished third at the District
11 Track and Field Championship held
at Immokalee High School. With a new
LaBelle High School record time of 8:35,
they will now move on to the regional
David Miller also qualified to run in
the individual 800 meter regional cham-
pionship by finishing third in Immokalee
with a new LaBelle High School Record
Other individual top finishers at the
District Championship included: Gabriel
Barron with 5th place finishes in the
1-mile and 2-mile runs, Caleb Baker with
an 8th place finish in the 1-mile run and
Brooklin Walls finished 6th overall in the
girls 800-meter dash.
April 22, 2010 Caloosa Belle
April: Water Conservation Month
West Palm Beach, FL -To continue em-
phasizing the need for conserving water, the
South Florida Water Management District
(SFWMD) Governing Board today joined
the State of Florida and nearly 150 South
Florida communities and organizations in
officially declaring April as Water Conserva-
"The chorus of voices recognizing April
as Water Conservation Month demonstrates
that saving water is a full-time priority in
Florida," said SFWMD Governing Board
Chairman Eric Buermann. "As the droughts
and water shortages of recent years vividly
reminded us, our state's water resources are
finite. We each can and must do our part to
For more than a decade, Florida has rec-
ognized Water Conservation Month in April,
which represents the height of the South
Florida dry season when historically limited
rainfall and peak water demand often stress
regional water supplies. Water conservation
is now essential year-round for addressing
regional weather extremes and growing de-
mands on a limited water supply that South
Florida's 7.5 million residents, economy and
unique environment all depend on.
Throughout April, the District is sponsor-
ing and participating in a broad range of lo-
cal and regional events to raise awareness
and promote wise water use. The 3rd annu-
al Landscape Challenge in West Palm Beach
and participation in various Earth Day events
around the region are among the upcoming
activities that the District has planned.
Progress Toward Year-Round
Through the District's Comprehensive
Water Conservation Program, several signifi-
cant steps have been taken toward curbing
water use in South Florida -the highest
in the state at an estimated 179 gallons of
water per person per day. Most recently, the
District enacted year-round water conserva-
The LHS volleyball team will host its sec-
ond Annual Adult Coed softball Tournament
Saturday, May 29, at Davis Pratt Park. Entry
fee $150 per team plus two games balls.
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tion measures that target outdoor irrigation,
which accounts for up to half the water
use in the region. Implementation of these
measures may reduce overall potable water
demand by an estimated 5 to 10 percent,
based on a recent SFWMD study of regional
demand reductions experienced during the
2007-2009 water shortage.
Other water conservation initiatives im-
plemented by the District over the last year
In August 2009, the District began pilot-
ing the Water Conservation Hotel and Mo-
tel Program (Water CHAMP) in the Florida
Keys. The District has so far enrolled 17
lodging facilities with nearly 700 rooms in
the public education and water savings pro-
gram, which helps hotels and motels con-
serve water, improve energy efficiency and
reduce operating costs.
For the second consecutive year, the Dis-
trict and the Florida Section of the Ameri-
can Water Works Association hosted a free
workshop on how to develop effective water
conservation projects in the industrial, com-
mercial and institutional water use sectors.
Held last month, the event drew more than
150 people and featured a vendor exhibition
that included 15 providers of innovative wa-
ter conservation products and services.
For Fiscal Year 2010, the SFWMD Gov-
erning Board approved nearly $460,000 in
matching grants for 13 water conservation
projects through the Water Savings Incentive
Program (WaterSIP). The projects will save
an estimated 238 million gallons of water
The Comprehensive Water Conservation
Program was approved by the SFWMD Gov-
erning Board in September 2008 to encour-
age more responsible use of water resources
throughout South Florida. Numerous stake-
holders worked with the District to define
specific regulatory, voluntary and incentive-
based programs and in-depth education and
marketing plans that will help foster a year-
round conservation ethic.
For details on the Comprehensive Water
Conservation Program and water-saving tips,
please visit www.savewaterfl.com. More in-
formation about the Year-Round Landscape
Irrigation Conservation Measures, including
which days of the week irrigation is allowed,
is available in the Frequently Asked Ques-
tions at www.sfwmd.gov/2days.
Caloosa Belle/Patty Brant
The Hendry County Board of County Commissioners showed it is aware of
the contribution Margaret England continues to make as an "advocate of
conservation." A founding member of the Hendry-Glades Audubon Society
and recipient of South Florida Water Management District's inaugural Am-
bassador Award, Ms. England recently retired as the LaBelle Elementary
School Media Specialist. Commissioner Kevin McCarthy noted that, wher-
ever he goes in the state, he is met with accolades for Ms. England and her
work as an environmentalist.
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April 22, 2010
10 Caloosa Belle April 22, 2010
View a piece of history
As part of their study of the Holocaust, West Glades School has made arrangements with the Holocaust Museum of
Southwest Florida to display a railway boxcar from the World War II era. This ten-ton boxcar came to the museum from
Europe on May 16, 2007, and has undergone careful restoration. A rare artifact, it is an invaluable and mobile educa-
tional tool to support and promote tolerance and understanding by teaching the history and lessons of the Holocaust.
The boxcar will be on display at West Glades School from May 3-15. It will be open for public viewing from 9-4 daily.
Organizations are invited to this important piece of history. You will be able to walk through the boxcar and experience
it first-hand, view exhibits and learn more about its past.
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Fisheating Creek Campground renova-
tions include a new camp store and visitor
check-in building, repairs to the bathhouses
and a general spruce up. Traffic is rerouted
through an interim visitor check-in. Follow
all signs and instructions when entering and
exiting the campground. A new concession-
aire, Fisheating Creek Outpost, Inc., is oper-
ating at the campground.
Recycle with FCB
Florida Community Bank is collecting
old cell phones with batteries attached to
be distributed to soldiers, inkjets, iPods, la-
ser cartridges, PDA's, cameras, GPS systems,
DVD's and video games; old eyeglasses for
Lions Clubs International and tabs from
aluminum cans to donate to the Ronald
McDonald House. Drop items off at Florida
Community Bank, 155 N Bridge St.
Seacoast, Red Cross seek
donations for Haiti
Seacoast National Bank is working with
local chapters of the American Red Cross to
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* RANCH: 40 ACRES with 3/2
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* 5 ac on Sunset Trail 69,500.
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Limits of LaBelle $55,000 w/direct access to river $99,900 Ag-2, can be split into 2 parcels Bring your agricul-
4BCR2BA C. 000 HOMES ture business t thisperfect location $398,000
BR/2BA HOME n laurel Oaks nutes from BA Hxer-upper 2 +/- ACRES IN FELDA flo0 on Hwy 29 pos-
PortLaBell Marina re Oa133 l0ro Moore He l, I sible commercial zoning $175,000
Port Laelle Marina $133,900
B/2BA e +- Acres Bomesites INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY! 20 m/1 acres,
1149,900 U SOT I) T I60 ... 1 ,J!!... mult-family residential lots $85,000
GREAT INVESTMENT! BR2A ome + 3BR/2BA WELL MAINTAINED fully furnished 2.09 M/LACRES large, beautifuloaks $58,520
1B/1BA Home + duplex (B/BA & 1BR/1BA) anuacred home in the city $45,000 61 +/- ACRES of Prime fertile land in Felda, less
located in the city on protected oxbowand access 3BR/2BA HOME! Large Oaks & nicely land- than REDUCED $516,466.
tothever $224,900 scaped$99,500 LOTS AVAILABLE... Please cal for Details
WATERFRONT 4BR/2 BA HOME Spaous w/arge family room COMMERCIAL
TWO BUILDABLE LOTS! 200+/- t on water $119,900 C1 ZONED PROPERTY 100'x 295includes a30
w/0' dock & protected boat harbor $499,900 HOMES ON ACREAGE x 60 steel Quonset building ahd shed $100,000
OWNER FINANCING POSSIBLE 3BR/2BA HOME on 25 Acres west of LaBelle CUSTOM CABINET SHOP! 115'x300 property
3BR/2BA CREEKFRONT HOME w/Beautiful $130,000 Re-routeonHWY78givesbusinesszoned location
River Views plus Mother-in-Law apartment 3BR/2BA CBS HOME: 5+/- acres in the country excellent visibility 25 x 80 t frame building
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* Riverfront Immaculate 3/2 waterway
estate on 1.14+/- acres outside of LaBelle.
Home is 2,425 sq. ft. of living area with over-
spacious kitchen, pantry, screened pool and a
1,944 sq. ft. workshop with office, bath and a
generator compressor room. $795,000.
* Riverfront Immaculate 3/2 waterway
estate on 1.14+/- acres outside of LaBelle.
Home is 2,425 sq. ft. of living area with over-
spacious kitchen, pantry, screened pool and a
1,944 sq. ft. workshop with office, bath and a
generator compressor room. $795,000.
* Horse lovers welcome! 4/2.5 on 3.24+/- in
Port LaBelle Ranchettes. 2,500 sq. ft of living
area, 2 car garage, wrap around porch and
* Corporate owned! talae home locat-
ed in city limits of L U ilith courtyard
style pool, det;B NTYRAMCd surface
counter tops and much more. $199,500.
* Corporate owned! 2004 CBS home on
4.98+/- acres located west of LaBelle.
Ceramic tile, fireplace, spacious rooms &
much more. $189,900.
* Corporate owned! 3/2 2006 CBS home in
move in re Mlit located in
* Corportate ow BS home on
.50+/- acre in L eb g arage with
over 3,400+/- st l i.'% f$96,000.
* Corporate owned! i2 CBS pod
home on .497+/UMH Ethigh Acres.
Ceramic til(OI"P'WACT kitchen,
den/office and lots more. $92,900.
* Corporate owned! 4/2 CBS home on 95+/-
of an acre. Located between Clewiston and
* Cozy 2/1 in Port LaBelle. Completely
redone form top to bottom. Have to
* Corporate owned! Handy man special
580 S. Main St. LaBelle, Fl.
Ifyou are thinking ofbwling or selling, give us a call!
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Greg Miners Lic R.E. Broker Associates Ast Fry, Delia Miners,
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located in City of Clewiston. Needs some
* Lehigh Acres 3/2 2007 CBShome
w/2 car garage, ceramic tile, and spacious
* Corporate owned! 4/2 in Lehigh Acres
located off Bell Blvd. 2005 CBS home with
over lm500+/- sq. of living area. $57,000
Corporate owno j 1g CBS home in
Lehigh Acres ri eds minor
repairs. $56,90. ..
* Corportate owned! 3/2 2008 CBS home
that is 95% complete. Home needs to be
completed and does not have certificate of
* Corpore" l w1 gttfove
in ready con ion. .
* Corporate own 9gfl home in Lehigh
Acres. Spacio i Aite den and
much, much more ,2rie '
* Corporate ownI nl home located
centrally in I o o shopping
and schools. $ ):""
* Corporate own l _good condition
located in desa Subdivision
in Lehigh Acre
* Corporate ov'e locate m teh heart of
Lehigh Acres, cl i l l nd shopping.
* 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
luxurious living. This 4BR/2B home on 10+/-
acs has it all, spacious family room, master
suite w/ office, covered porch, and fencing
for horses. This one is a steal @ only
* Size will surprise you! 2BR/2B home on
10+/- acres is verywell 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.
* Relax the rural way! Situated on 1.25 acs in
growing Montura, beautiful new 2006 3/2
manufactured home. SELLER FINANCING
* Two for the price of one on 1 ac. 3/2 well
maintained manufactured home + a 2/2
manufactured 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
* Immaculate 3/2 located in City of LaBelle
on oversized lot, features woodlike flooring
and carpet, master bath has tiled shower,
overspacious 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,
* 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 financ-
* 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 par-
cel located near West Glades Elem. in Muse
&just minutes away from LaBelle. $3.50 per
* Invest now build later! Corner lot outside
city limits near town. $85,000.
To see Pictures & Visual Tours of all
Our180+/- Listings of Homes, Property
and Commercial/Industrial Sites.
HOMES/MOBILE HOMES/HOMES ON ACREAGE
* JUST REDUCED! 3BR/2BA mobile home on 1.25 acres.
Zoned Rural Residential. Farm animals welcome!
* FIX UP AND SAVE! 5BR/3BA mobile home on 1.25
acres. Zoned Rural Residential. Farm animals welcome!
* WITH A LITTLE TLC this 3BR/2BA home on 3.1 +/-
acres could be your getaway! Property includes a pond,
large storage building, carport, large deck, & screened
* BRING YOUR KIDS AND/OR HORSES to enjoy this
3BR/2BA Florida style home on 4.35 Ac! Home offers
many extras including a stone fireplace & cathedral ceil-
- I 3K/m.A U LIl )tt .)AUU KIN 11 LLLL A LAIN IAI IUI style
2 story beauty boasting 10,000 +/-Sq. Ft. including front
balcony, screened & open porches, and much more!
* A NICE 1.25 +/- ACRE homesite near Lehigh! $6,500
* BEAUTIFUL HOMESITE on Hendry Isles Blvd in the
Greenwood Forest area of Pioneer Plantation. This is one
of the nicest neighborhoods in central Hendry County!
* AVERY NICE, secluded, easily accessible 2.5 +/- Acres
in Pioneer Plantation! A great place for a weekend get-
away or your dream home in the country! $17,500
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
land Investments & Real Estate
700 S. Main Street LaBelle, FL 33935
$22,0004 tjilj lity
limits, ol fw nk
Foreclosure Sold As Is.
$42,900 3/2 very clean
home. Forclosure. Make
$49,999 1 2 in
Tanglew T, 9 S/D.
Close = &CT
Financing on this newer
mobile home in hte city
$64,900 New MH on 1/2
ac off SR29
$89,000 3/2 in Moore
Haven Yacht Club 1200
$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, &
$35,000 iy lute, 2/1
block ho ume.
$33,000 3/1 Concrete
Block Home. Perfect
starter home or invest-
$39,000 Well main-
tained Country Village
$39,900 Short Sale! 3/2
Concrete block 2005
home w/Chinese Drywall.
$56,500 Seller will pay
$2,500 tUNDERpairs or
closi rOlTrfl city,
corner lot. 3/2
$65,000 Short Sell!
Large 2006 3/2 with 2 car
garage. Tiled throughout
except in 2nd & 3rd
$74,000 2/2 in Port
LaBelle, large porch.
$82,000 Short sale! 3/2
Concrete block home
with newer roof & 2 car
garage. Bring your horse!
$129,000 3/2 Modular,
$169, 3~ !3+/-
$196,900 4/2 in Muse
Country Cabin on 2+ Ac.
$225,000 3/2 in Gated
Riverbend Estates, Seller
says Make Offer.
Unbeli e J4l educed!
riding arena, 13 Ac.
home on acreage in
desired Caloosa Estates.
2 master suites, 4/3 total.
Over 2,500 sq. ft. living
$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
$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-
$249,00-lp 4O|j|. ft.
hanged t0 ess.
REDUCED $299,000 -
Short Sale! 2 Steel Bldgs,
over 8000 Sq. Ft. Zoned
PUD on 2+ Ac.
REDUCED $295,000 1
ac on Main St., busy
$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
$192,500 Old Ft.
Denaud 1 Ac.
Elevation with long views,
$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
$550,000 Spectacular 7
Ac Pasture w/Oaks, 500
Ft on the River. Great
investment, future land
use 3 units per ac.
LOTS & LAND
$4,900 Moore Haven
Yacht Club lot
$5,900 Port Labelle
Lots, Seller financing
$8,900 Mobile home
lots, south of town
$39,900 2.2 Ac Rural
$65,000 4.2 ac. on
Fernwood. Great buy!
Well, septic &pad in
$100,000 2.5 Ac Hwy
$125,000 Ft Denaud
Acres, 8 ac. private loca-
Potential Platted lots on
FREE MLS ACCESS LINK: WWW.BELLEREALTY.COM
Terri Banky- Lie. Real Estate Broker
Associates: Shary Weckwerth,
Lisa Andrews, Sandra Alexander
and Roxie Cisneros
April 22, 2010
Enjoy hot dogs, sodas, chips and bottled
water at the City of LaBelle Relay for Life
fundraiser Saturday, April 24, in the parking
lot at Ace Hardware from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Sponsored by Ace Hardware. Come out,
have lunch and support the local Relay for
Life event. All proceeds go to the American
A new private Christian school will be
opening. The target date is to open for the
2010-2011 school year and the school will be
opening under the direction of Tracy Co. She
has experience with public, private and ho-
meschooling. Mrs. Co has her M.Ed. degree
in educational leadership. Plans are to serve
the community with quality education from
the Christian perspective. Future goals are to
have a daycare through the 12th grade. In
order to adequately plan for the upcoming
year, interested participants are to contact
Tracy Co at 863-675-1112 or 863-517-4134.
Two horses were recovered from running
loose on the roadways of Hendry County. If
you have lost any horses, please contact the
Hendry County Sheriff's Office Ag Unit at
Come to business
You are invited to a Business Card Ex-
change hosted by Florida Community Bank
on Monday, May 10, starting at 5:30 p.m.
There will be food, door prizes, 50/50 draw-
ing, and best of all an opportunity to net-
work with other business owners and peo-
ple within our community. Please join us for
the fun! Don't forget to bring your business
cards to pass around and also to enter the
Appliance rebate information
Appliance Rebate Participants: Don't for-
get! Bring your old appliance to the Hendry
County Recycling facility to show proof of
recycling required to receive the $75 bonus
from the Appliance Rebate program. Re-
cycling Center hours are 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
weekdays at 1360 Forestry Drive, LaBelle.
Call 863-675-5252 for more information.
Gardeners to meet
The LaBelle Garden Club Meets Monday,
April 26, at 7 p.m. at the Dallas Townsend
Center. The speaker will be Mike Knight,
Ph.D. Topic: Strangers in Paradise- Florida's
warm climate is not only inviting to tourists,
it is also highly favorable to numerous non-
native plants and animals. In fact, Florida has
more invasive species than anywhere else in
the continental United States. In an effort to
stem the tide of these unwanted organisms
and preserve our native wildlife and ecosys-
tems, numerous agencies from across the
state are joining forces. Mike Knight, a rep-
resentative from the Florida Invasive Species
Partnership, will give a brief presentation
about efforts already underway and how
you can help.
Bring a friend and join in an educational
and fun-filled evening with refreshments
and a plant exchange. If you have a plant
to exchange great- if not come anyway,
you'll come away with one or more plants.
For more information, call President Terri at
Apply for ABWA scholarship
American Business Women's Associa-
tion scholarship applications are available at
Badcock Furniture Store on Main Street.
Celebrate Earth Day
The Third Annual Earth Day Celebration
is being held today 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, call Ramiro Ro-
driguez at 863-673-4404 or Norma Gaure at
at Hendry House
LaBelle Heritage Museum members and
guests will enjoy a picnic at the historic Hen-
dry House on May 5 as its last group event
prior to the organization's three month sum-
Call (863) 674-0034 for further informa-
tion and to let the museum know how many
to expect. There will be no organized pro-
gram other than a short installation of the
coming year's officers that include Joseph
H. Thomas, president; Addison Austin, vice
president; Terri Lazar, secretary; Jeff Lazar,
treasurer; and, Irene Doub, director. Elinor
Jones and Lynda Rider are returning direc-
Steak at VFW 10100
Enjoy steak to order with baked potato, beans
and dessert for only $8 at VFW Post 10100 on SR
29S, Friday, April 23, starting at 5 p.m.
F&AM Lodge plans yard sale
A yard sale featuring a variety of used
items will be held Saturday, April 24, from
7:30 a.m.-2 p.m. at the LaBelle Masonic
Lodge on Jaycee Drive in LaBelle. Lodge
members have been accepting donations
for several weeks and have accumulated
some unique and unusual as well as practi-
cal items. All items will be reasonably priced.
Hot dogs, soft drinks, popcorn and bottled
water will also be available. Free parking
and everyone is invited. Anyone wanting to
donate items for the sale can call 675-3813
or 675-0808 for pickup.
Hendry Dems to meet
Hendry County Democrats will hold their
April meeting at 6 o'clock on Monday, April
26, at the Harlem Community Public Library,
1010J Harlem Academy Avenue. Te'Rah
Henry from the Kendrick Meek for US Sen-
ate Campaign will be the guest speaker. The
meeting will start promptly at 6 p.m the li-
brary must be vacated no later than 7 p.m..
The meeting is open to all and Democrats
registered to vote in Hendry County may
participate in the discussion but cannot vote
on matters coming before the Hendry Coun-
ty Democratic Executive Committee.
Set up booth for Sevent
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 Satur-
day, May 8, 8-11 a.m. Vendors must donate
item(s) 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. Please call Anna at (863) 675-
5356 daytime or (863) 674-0098 nights.
Enjoy a spaghetti dinner with karaoke
to follow at the Muse Community Associa-
tion Friday, April 23, from 6-8 p.m. at the
Community Center on Loblolly Bay Road.
Pasta and delicious meat sauce prepared by
Glades County Commissioner Donna Storter
Long, with salad, garlic bread, green beans,
dessert, coffee/tea. $7 adults; children under
12 $3.50. Call Diane Cianfrani at 674-0467 for
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Grab a bargain from your
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basement or closet in
Love the earth Recycle
your used items by
selling them in the
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of the classifieds
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another man's treas-
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How fast can your car
go? It can go even
faster when you sell
it in the classifieds.
For more listings,
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.
Buying a car? Look in
the classifieds. Selling
a car? Look in the
Dell Tower XP Pro,
Black, CDRW, fast inter-
net ready, like new! MS
Office etc. $49.00.
April 22, 2010
Belmont area, 2 bed, 1
bath, walk-in closet, Ig
rooms, dishwasher, mi-
crowave. Fenced back
IN TOWN, 2BR, 1BA,
Nice location. $500 mo.
LABELLE 2br/2ba bon-
front/$635 Mo + dep
home 3BR/2BA, on 10
fenced acres, $800 mo.,
1st, last & sec.
2BR/3BA, huge LR, DR,
Fla. room, overlooking
the river, 2 car garage,
golf course & marina
next door, $900 mo.
Church group (30
member) needs space
for worship on Sunday
mornings. Call Rev
Will share space
ROOM MATE Single,
Female, non-smoker to
share home in LaBelle.
Room with private en-
trance. $400/mo all util
LG STUDIO Efficiency-
w/ back yard, water,
lights, cable incld -fully
furnished $600 mo
Find it faster. Sell it sooner
in the classifieds
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
Cowboy Way & Kennedy
Blvd. Monthly includes
tax: 5'x10' $42.80;
$58.85; 8'x25 $96.30;
24 hr access $25
returnable key deposit.
SUPER MOVE-IN SPECIAL
$179.00 1st Month Rent
$177.00 Security Deposit
$356.00 Move's you in to your new home!
* 2 BEDROOMS AT $364.00 PER MONTH
* 3 BEDROOMS AT $411.00 PER MONTH
* 4 BEDROOMS AT $464.00 PER MONTH
APPLICATION FEE REDUCED TO $20.00
***Restrictions Due Apply***
LOCATED AT: CALL US AT:
6760 Santa Fe North (863)675-3339
HURRY AND MOVE IN TO YOUR NEW
HOME TODAY BEFORE TIME RUNS OUT!
$179.00 Primer Mes
$177.00 Deposito de Seguridad
$356.00 Deja usted entrar a su nueva casa!
* 2 RECAMARRAS A $364.00 POR MES
* 3 RECAMARRAS A $411.00 POR MES
* 4 RECAMARRAS A $ 464.00 POR MES
COSTO DE APPLICACION REDUCIDA A
$20.00 (sin debolberse)
***Restriccions Si Son Aplicadas***
LOCALIZADOS EN: LLAMENOS AL:
6760 Santa FeNorth (863)675-3339
APURENSE Y ENTRE A VIVIR A SU
NUEVA CASA AHORA ANTES
QUE SE VAYA EL TIEMPO!
For more listings,
LaBelle 2/1, A/C, Lg.
deck. Drywall interior,
$150/wk. + $200/sec.
LaBelle 4/2 dbl
wide, A/C, oak trees,
quiet St. 1 block from
Handy and Winn Dixie.
City water, $200/wk.
LaBelle 2br, 11/2ba,
$600 a mo. + $600 sec
dep. References req'd.
Call After 5pm or Iv msg
LABELLE 2br, 2ba,
Cresent Acres area.
LaBelle -1974 N. Bridge
St., CLEAN 2br, $450
mo. + $250 dep.
Your new home could be
in today's paper. Have
you looked for it?
LaBelle, 3BR, 2BA,
Fenced yard. W&D,
$475 mo., $150 sec.
3BR/1.5BA Trailer, w/roof
over, fenced back yard,
well & septic, 1 mi. North
of Bridge, no pets, non-
smkg. env., ref's, lease,
$600 mo./$600 sec.
Muse area, 3 bed, 1 ba
$500 month, $300 se-
curity 863-612-4832 or
Ortona on water with
dock, 2 bed, 2 bath
$600 mo 863-612-6343
PORT LABELLE: Very
nice 3BR/2BA, heat/ac,
garage, large LR/DR,
no pets, ref's & lease.
3 bedroom 2 bath home
on half acre, central air,
brand new condition,
ready to move in. Own-
er financing with 20%
down. 863-675-8010 or
Shop from a gift catalog
that's updated regulaly:
MOVE TO YOUR LAND
Mobile Home Angels
DW 3BR, 2BA, 2.29
acres, $139,900. Call
NOTICE TO PUBLIC
The Hendry County Hospital Au-
thority Board of Directors will con-
duct teir monthly business meeting
beginning at 12 pm on Monday, April
26th, in the Conference Room at
Hendry Regional Medical Center, 524
West Sagamore Avenue, Clewiston,
351487 CGS 4/22/10
Earn some extra cash.
Sell your used items
in the classifieds
It's never too late to find
the perfect gift. Look
for it in the classifieds.
For more listings,
1988 VOLVO 240 DL -
4-cylinder, 5-speed, air
conditioning $1,200 /or
For more listings,
Notice of Public Meeting
Hendry County Insurance
Notice is hereby given that the
Hendry County Insurance Advisory
Board will hold a meeting May 3,
2010 at 3:00 p.m, at the Hendry
County Courthouse Square Con
ference Room, Room A-118, 165
S. Lee St., LaBelle, Florida.
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, e/she may need to en-
sure that a verbatim record of the
proceedings is made, which record
includes the testimony and evi-
dence upon which the appeal is to
Hendry County Insurance
351962 CB/CN 4/22/10
The classifieds are the
most successful sales-
person in town.
Publc N tic
(Fort Myers, Fla.)
Services is now ac-
for Rainbow Trails,
a camp for children
aged 6-17 and their
families in need of
special support and
counseling. The all-
day camp will take
place on Saturday,
June 12, at Treeline
Elementary School in
Fort Myers. Rainbow
Trails is provided at
no cost to families.
includes two pro-
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
CASE NO. 22-2009-CA-000065
WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A.,
RONNIE WILLIAMS; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF RONNIE WILLIAMS; and
all unknown parties claiming by,
through, under or against the herein
named Defendants, who are not
known to be dead or alive, whether
said unknown parties claim as heirs,
devisees, grantees, assignees, lien-
ors, creditors, trustees, spouses, or
other claimants; TENANT #1 and/or
TENANT #2, the parties intended to
account for the person or persons in
possession; WELLS FARGO FINAN-
CIAL BANK; STERLING FINANCIAL
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that, pursu-
ant to the Final Judgment of Foreclo-
sure entered on April 13, 2010, in
this cause, I will sell the property
situated in GLADES County, Rorida,
LOT 3 AND THE WEST ONE-HALF
(1/2) OF LOT 2, BLOCK B, HORSE-
SHOE ACRES, ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 3, PAGE 49, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF GLADES COUNTY,
TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN
CHAD DOUBLE WIDE MOBILE
HOME HAVING VIN NUMBER
NUMBER 44184157 AND VIN NUM-
BER AFLCW2BG260511670, TITLE
a/k/a 4729 Dublin Circle SW,
Moore Haven, FL 33471-8069
at public sale, to the highest and
best bidder, for cash, at the front
steps of the Glades Courthouse, 500
Avenue J, Moore Haven, FL South
entrance, Forida, at 11:00 o'clock
a.m. on May 20, 2010.
Any person claiming an interest
in the surplus from the sale, if any,
other than the property owner as of
the date of the lis pendens must file
a claim within 60 days after the sale.
Dated at Moore Haven, Forida,
this 14th day of Apnl, 2010.
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Jennifer Bevis
Douglas C. Zahm, PA.
18820 U.S. Hwy 19 N., #212
Clearwater, FL 33764
In accordance with the Ameri-
can With Disabilities Act, per-
sons needing a special
accommodation to participate in
this proceeding should contact
the Senior Deputy Court Admin-
istrator whose office is located
at the Lee County Justice Cen-
ter, Room 1213, 1700 Monroe
Street, F Myers, Florida,
33901, telephone number
8770 (V), via Florida Relay Ser-
vice, not later than seven (7)
days prior to the proceeding.
351868 GCD 4/22,29/10
grams for children
and families to meet
their specific needs:
their families who
the loss a loved
one within the past
year will gain a bet-
of the loss and grief
process. They will
have the opportunity
to memorialize and
say good-bye to their
The camp also
serves children who
have a long-term ill-
ness, along with their
siblings who may
have lost some of
their access to Mom
and Dad because of
their brother or sis
ter's special needs.
The families will
learn new skills to
cope with changing
"At Hope, we
know that loss, grief
and illness are natu-
ral events in life that
children may not
according to Hope
President and CEO
Samira K. Beckwith.
Trails, we can help
to alleviate the tre-
Mothers Day in Pioneer
Pioneer Homeowners Association will
have a Mother's Day Pulled Pork Dinner and
Cake Auction on Saturday, May 8, from 5-8
p.m. Bring mom out for a delicious pulled
pork dinner and buy her a homemade cake
for Mother's Day. Cake auction starts at 6
p.m. Dinner includes pulled pork, potato,
vegetable, garlic bread, salad and beverage.
The cost is only $4.50 for adults, $3.50 for
children ages 6-12. Children under 5 eat free.
You may eat in or take it to go. Proceeds go
toward activities at the park. Pioneer Com-
munity Park is located at 910 Panama Ave.
If you would like to donate a cake for the
auction, help in any way, or need directions,
please call Pat Bosley at 983-9544.
OCA Membership Meeting
The Ortona Community Association An-
nual Membership Meeting begins at 7 p.m.
Thursday, April 22, at the Ortona Firehouse/
Community Hall to approve bylaws changes
and vote for officers and board members. A
dessert "extravaganza" will follow.
Applications for Camp
Rainbow now available
Lakeport Water Association, Inc.
Notice of Intent to Apply
For Federal Assistance
Lakeport Water Association, Inc. is complying with the requirements of
7CFR 1780.19(a) by publishing this Notice of Intent to Apply for a loan
and grant from the USDA, Rural Utilities Service. This project will consist of
payment of a connection fee to the Seminole Tribe of Florida to continue
procuring potable water and infrasbucture upgrades.
Written comments may be directed to:
Attn. Jeff Ussery, Utility Director
Lakeport Water Associabon, Inc.
1507 Red Barn Road
Moore Haven, FL 33471
350776 ON 4/14,21 CB/CGS 4/15,22/10
LAKEPORT WATER ASSOCIATION, INC.
REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS
GENERAL SCOPE: The Lakeport Water Association, Inc. requests qualifica-
tons from consulting engineering firms to provide continuing professional
services for its water supply, treatment, storage, and distribution systems.
The work will include, but not be limited to:
1.Assistance with contract negotiations with the Seminole Tribe of Florida
fpr bulk purchase of treated water
2. evelopment of alternatives for the Association to provides its own wa-
ter supply and treatment systems;
3. Performance of surveys necessary to locate various components of the
existing distribution system;
4. Assistance with distribubon system testing to identify locations of exces-
sive water loss;
5.Preparation of plans and specifications for capitol improvement to the
6. Preparation of documents in support of applications to State and/or Fed-
eral agencies for funding of capital improvements;
7.Assistance with preparation of utility rate studies.
SELECTION PROCESS: The consultant will be selected by the Lakeport
Water Association, Inc. Board of Directors under the guidelines of Chapter
287.055F.S., the Consultants' Compettive Negotiation Act (CCNA). The se-
lection will be based upon the experience and ability of the firm to timely
accomplish the general scope of work. The Association is interested in re-
ceiving submittals from firms with past and current experience with local
projects. The Association will negotiate a contract with highest rated firm,
subject to contract terms which may be required by a third party funding
RFQs are due no later than 5:00 pm April 30, 2010 at the office of the Lake-
port Water Association, Inc. 1057 Red Barn Rd., Moore Haven, FL 33471.
rovide seven (7) copies of e submittal.
CONTACT: JeffUssery, Utility Director
1057 Red Barn Road
Moore Haven, FL 33471
Phone: (863) 946-1300
Fax: (863) 946-1300
350775 CB/CGS 4/14,21 ON
Notice of Meeting
Emergency Operation Center
Hendry County Board of
Notce is hereby given that the
Hendry County Emergency Opera
ton Center will be holding a Rib-
bon Cutting Ceremony.
It will be held on April 27 2010
at 2 00 P M at the Emergency Op
eration Center, 4425 W State
Road 80 LaBelle FL 33935.
351956 CB/CN 4/22/10
Join all the people who
say, "I sold it in the
Your next job could be
in today's classifieds.
Did you look for it?
burdens that fami-
lies may be facing.
When a little six
year-old says 'Thank
you for helping me,'
we know we have
made a difference."
To enroll as a
camper or apply as
a counselor, visit
camp/ or call (800)
Services is a regis-
tered d/b/a of Hope
Hospice and Com-
munity Services, a
(c) (3) community-
based agency, na-
as a leader in provid-
ing high-quality, in-
novative care. Hope
is accredited by the
gram (CHAP), the
national leader in
improving the quality
of care in the home-
care industry, and
is a recipient of the
Circle of Life Award
for excellence and
innovation in patient
care. For more infor-
mation, visit www.
April 22, 2010
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Owner Charles Bird
Cell 863-673-3496- Home 863-675-2473
REPAIR SERVICE, INC.
Mobile & Home Repairs Ceilings, Walls, Floors
OFFICE (863) 675-5919
CELL (863) 673-0861
25 YEARS EXPERIENCE
Owner Roger Alexander, SR.
Lic HC096.SP and Insured
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Kitchens, baths, room additions
pole barns, aluminum, concrete
No job to small
Mobile Office 863-673-2518
Lic#RB29003105 RC 29027104
280 north bridge street labelle, fl
located in the historic forrey building
Your community directory
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Residential & Commercial
Member of the BBB
Metal Roofs, Re-Roofs, Roof Repairs
Office (863) 675-7045
License #CCC 1325950
CREWS SEPTIC PUMPING & REPAIR
The company with integrity
Often imitated, never duplicated
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Reps & New Insalations
137 S. Industrial Loop #2
863-675-0636 or 239-694-1067
WILL BEAT ALL COMPETITORS
ADVERTISED PRICE ON PUMP-OUTS
American Legion Post 130
Fish Fry Friday's
Spm-7pm $7.00 Public Welcomed
699 W. SR 80 Laelle,FL (863) 675-8300
Bob Cat Service
e T Tree Trimming
an Removal and
SCorn Ag Inc
TALLAHASSEE -Florida's SHINE pro-
gram, which plays an essential role in help-
ing seniors make informed choices about
their health care options, today announced
that it will receive a 16 percent jump in
federal funding, enabling it to provide as-
sistance to even more Florida elders. SHINE
is a program of the Florida Department of
As the official state health insurance pro-
gram, SHINE -which stands for Serving
Health Insurance Needs of Elders -will re-
ceive an addition $374,000 to provide free,
unbiased counseling to Florida seniors re-
garding their insurance options. Florida has
the nation's highest concentration of elder
residents, and SHINE is the first point of con-
tact for many seniors exploring their Medi-
care and other insurance options.
SHINE is a state-based program that as-
sists Medicare beneficiaries and their care-
givers with a wide variety of Medicare and
health insurance topics. The SHINE program
offers counseling and information through a
network of more than 400 dedicated volun-
teers and 300-plus community partners. In
the 2008-2009 state fiscal year, SHINE as-
sisted some 505,700 clients across the state
through either one-on-one counseling, edu-
cational presentations to community groups,
or health and senior fairs.
"SHINE is a lifeline for many seniors who
simply don't know where to turn when try-
ing to choose among complex and confus-
ing health care options," said Elder Affairs
Secretary E. Douglas Beach. "With these
additional funds, SHINE counselors will be
able to help even more Florida seniors get
information that can make all the difference
in the world."
The award represents the 18th year of
funding for SHINE (Serving Health Insurance
Needs of Elders), and the increased funding
is a result of greater success in the program's
outreach efforts over the past year. With this
funding, local SHINE offices can conduct ad-
ditional outreach activities to inform seniors
about services offered by the program.
Last year, the federal Centers for Medi-
care & Medicaid Services (CMS) provided
$2,349,987 for SHINE operations. The pro-
gram was just notified that for the grant year
that began April 1, SHINE has been awarded
$2,724,005, a 15.9 percent increase.
CMS expects the state health insurance
programs to increase their efforts to pro-
vide outreach and assistance to current and
newly eligible Medicare beneficiaries and
their caregivers. Another key focus will be
on reaching individuals who are most likely
eligible for Medicare's low-income subsidy
and may be able to benefit from lower pre-
scription drug costs, as well as beneficiaries
with disabilities or from diverse racial and
ethnic groups, particularly those individuals
with limited English proficiency.
SHINE is committed to working with
partners statewide to reach current and
newly eligible Medicare beneficiaries who
may qualify for programs that can help them
lower their Medicare costs. For more infor-
mation call the Department's Elder Helpline
toll-free at 1-800-963-5337 or visit www.Flor-
Biologists good news:
Panther births on the rise
Caloosa Belle/Patty Brant
Little Miss LaBelle Princess
Second Runner Up Mackenzie Music, Princess Kaylee Wills, First Runner Up
by Pudge Lehman
To soak up a carpet spill place a dispos-
able diaper face down onto the spill and put
some heavy books on top. To clean scuff
marks off the floor, carefully cut an X in a
tennis ball and put on the top end of your
mop. Use like a giant eraser.
When you clean your coffee maker with
white vinegar, use the hot vinegar to drop in
all your faucet thingies and anything that has
mineral deposits. Be sure it can stand the
heat. Will shine pennies, too.
To swat a fly, spritz him with hair spray or
any spray that won't stain your walls. They
fall to the floor and then you can swat.
Club soda gone flat? Use it to water your
house plants. The minerals help nourish it.
If cars could travel at the speed of light,
would headlights work? or
How do you know if you're out of invis-
ible ink? or
Inside me lives a skinny woman crying to
get out, but I can usually shut her up with
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With spring in full bloom, some positive
signs have emerged about Florida's endan-
gered panther. Biologists with the Florida
Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
(FWC) and Big Cypress National Preserve
(BCNP) have been busy documenting active
Florida panther dens filled with kittens.
A total of four dens, with three kittens
apiece, have been documented so far in
These particular dens were found in
palmetto thickets in Picayune Strand State
Forest and Big Cypress National Preserve in
Collier County. The births are significant be-
cause they offset panther deaths and hope-
fully mean the population will continue to
grow. The panthers' numbers declined to
approximately 30 cats by the early 1980s, but
research and monitoring by FWC biologists
have helped in restoring the genetic health
and vigor of the panther population.
Florida panthers breed throughout the
year, but peak activity occurs in the spring.
Biologists attempt to visit the dens when the
kittens are approximately two weeks old.
At that time, litter size and composition
are noted, samples (skin, hair, blood, fe-
cal) are taken for genetic testing and health
screening, transponders are inserted for
This information helps biologists learn
about the genetic structure of the popula-
time when newspapers
everywhere are struggling to survive,
you can show your support for your
Caloosa Belle newspaper by
purchasing an e-subscription.
It's only $26 annually (50 cents a
week). Each week you'll receive an
email with a live link to the latest
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tion. Also oral deworming medication is ad-
ministered to help give the kittens a healthy
The kittens stay in the den for about two
months, after which they begin following
their mother to kills and begin the weaning
process. Kittens stay with their mother for
about 14 months. Females set up a home
range near or overlapping their mother's
home range. Males disperse away from their
natal range, sometimes covering hundreds
of miles before settling into their own home
"It's quite rewarding when we can follow
Florida panthers throughout their lives," said
FWC panther biologist Mark Lotz. "Active
dens are tangible evidence that the Florida
panther is reproducing. We learn so much
about panthers when we track them from
birth through adulthood."
Details on this year's births can be found
at www.FloridaPantherNet.org; click on
State funding for panther research and
monitoring comes from fees collected when
Florida residents purchase panther specialty
license plates. Visit www.buyaplate.com for
To report dead or injured panthers call
the Wildlife Alert Hotline at 888-404-3922.
April 22, 2010