Thursday, June 2010
Thursday, June 3, 2010
Vol. 88 No. 22
500 Plus tax
At a Glance
Check out the Center
The Firehouse Cultural Center
cordially invites you to attend our
Open House on Saturday, June 5,
from 3-6 p.m., 241 N. Bridge St.,
LaBelle. We are looking for com-
mitted citizens to join and help us
to continue to provide quality per-
formances. Our Theater relies 100
pecent on volunteerism. Come join
us and see what we are all about.
Refreshments will be served! En-
courage family and friends to join
us also. You can also visit us at
Ready for kid's theater
Sign up for Children's Theater at
the Firehouse Cultural Center June
7 and 8 from 5-7 p.m. and June 8
from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Auditions will
be held June 14 and 15 5-7 p.m.
Kids from kindergarten through
12th grade are eligible. Cost is $75.
Please call 342-3512 for more info.
Be prepared for extended clos-
ings of the LaBelle Bridge begin-
ning June 1 as crews work to re-
habilitate the 50-year-old bridge.
From July 5-August 8 the bridge
will be closed 24/7. Occasional
closings will continue till work is
completed. Drivers will be alerted
to closings via message boards at
prominent locations. Traffic will
have to detour to Fort Denaud
Bridge, which has a limit of five
tons, Moore Haven or Alva.
See Page 4 for information about
how to contact the newspaper.
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Tribute to Our Fallen Heros: Memorial Day 2010 Gas tax
by Patty Brant
Gas taxes in Hendry County will continue
at the same level. After discussion at the May
27 Hendry County Commission meeting, the
board opted to continue the 1-6 cents levy
for another six years, extending until August
Hendry levies nine of the allowable 12
Caloosa Belle/Dale Conyer cents in local option gas taxes.
Nine veterns of World War II made it on Monday, May 31 to the Ft. Denaud Cemetery to The county took into consideration com-
pay tribute to our fallen heros. They are Joe Oliver Army, John Schull Marines, Steve ments from both the City of LaBelle and the
Williams DAV Commander, Margaret Whatley AMC, Kenneth Saleno Army, Victor City of Clewiston, which supported continu-
Beer Army, Veron Stark Army and George Briede Marines. Also pictured are Tony ing the tax and its disbursal.
Alvarez American Legion Commander and Bob Middelton VFW Commander. The sixth cent was levied originally for
January 2000 through December 2010. It is
imposed through an interlocal agreement
between the county, Clewiston and LaBelle.
Monies collected from the local option fuel
See BOCC Page 2
by Patty Brant
Caloosa Belle/Dale Conyers Caloosa Belle
K.C. Lynn (top) from the LaBelle High School Cowboy fans are riding high on their 31-
band played a moving rendition of Taps at 27 summer game comeback victory over
Monday's tribute to our fallen heros. Palmetto Ridge May 27. Head Coach Hal
Bennett said it could be the best comeback
Velma Harnish (right) watched Old Glory in LaBelle's history for a second half. The
wave in the wind as she listened to Carl
Sharpe read a poem called Ode to the Flag. Cowboys were 20 points dow at halftime.
Her husband Darrell served in the Navy dur- Coach Bennett praised his team for what
ing the Vietnam conflict, he called their "heart, character, desire -
things a coach cannot teach." He was might-
ily impressed with his boys, who went into
See Football Page g
Caloosa Belle June 3,2010
Continued From Page 1
tax must be used for transportation purpos-
Distribution among the three govern-
ment entities will remain the same, a for-
mula supported by both cities. According to
the ordinance, Hendry County receives 65
percent of the proceeds; 20.67 percent goes
to Clewiston; and 14.33 percent to LaBelle.
Hendry County originally passed the sixth
cent fuel tax levy in 1986.
The fate of the Clewiston Sheriff's Sub-
Office is on hold again. The county received
no acceptable bids for the Clewiston Sher-
iff's Sub-Office, only an offer of $40,000 from
Ernie Reddish of LaBelle. After five years of
indecision on what to do with the sub-office,
which suffered considerable damage from
Hurricane Wilma, the commissioners finally
chose to put the building up for sale. The
City of Clewiston has put the county on no-
tice that it can no longer allow the building
to stand as it is. The county has until July 20
to demolish the facility; or until August 19 to
apply for a building permit to renovate it.
However, County Administrator Judi Ken-
nington-Korf came to the meeting armed
with news that there is a possibility FEMA
could purchase the structure. It was learned
that FEMA can purchase flood-prone prop-
erties for mitigation purposes. If the prop-
erty is acceptable, FEMA could purchase the
property for up to $800,000-$900,000.
FEMA has already done another inspec-
tion of the property and the county is in a
holding pattern until a decision is made.
Jail pharmacy records
In a discussion continued from last
month, commissioners reviewed jail phar-
macy records for a two-week period which
show a $441 difference between costs for
randomly selected medications. The figures
compare costs from previous provider West-
wood and current provider J&J Pharmacy
of LaBelle. Figures provided show the local
provider to be higher on selected items dur-
ing that period.
The contract with J&J Pharmacy expires
May 30 and staff had been directed to re-
search medication costs at the jail.
Commissioner Kevin McCarthy found
fault with the whole process and com-
mented that the county needs to change its
method of bidding for this contract. He felt
the figures did not fairly compare "apples to
John Munson, owner of J&J Pharmacy,
told the board that the average wholesale
price on drugs is arbitrary and that the coun-
ty needs to convene a new formulary com-
mittee to set the bar evenly.
Sheriff Steve Whidden interjected that,
since Dr. Geake took over medical service
at the jail, the number of prescriptions has
In the end, the board voted to rebid the
contract using a new formulary that offers a
list of only the one most cost-effective drug
for any malady.
The board heard a report from Kessler
Consulting, Inc., evaluating the county's cur-
rent recycling process. Options are to build a
new Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) near
the Special District office in Port LaBelle or
to partner with Lee County for recycling ser-
Advantages listed for Hendry County
handling its own rcycling included: retaining
control, keeping local jobs; the opportunity;
and the ability to expand the program.
Upfront costs of $1.5 million is a big de-
Advantages cited in partnering with Lee
County include the potential to collect single
stream recycling (mixing all paper fibers and
containers together), a more convenient
way for the public to recycle. It also holds
the promise that more people will recycle
because it is faster and easier than separat-
Disadvantages include the possibility
of losing some customers and Lee County
would set limitations.
If the board opts for an interlocal agree-
ment with Lee County, Hendry will still need
to build a new transfer station.
Commissioner Tris Chapman was very
vocal on the subject. He said doing our own
recycling was "too expensive for little re-
turn." He said it would be a "lousy payback"
and that voting against the county building
its own recycling station was the "biggest no
brainer of my career. It makes no sense to
build our own ... $1.5 million vs. $250,000
(for a new transfer station). It will be money
well spent," he said.
Commissioner Chapman moved to pig-
gyback with Lee County. The motion was
seconded by Commissioner Karson Turner
and unanimously approved.
Airglades economic development was on
the commissioners' minds with what could
be a very big opportunity. Recently, the
board matched $12,500 from the Economic
Development Council to pay for a special
advisor on the project. At the May 27 meet-
ing, the board approved using up to $75,000
from the Airglades Improvement Account to
pay for assistance in intensive discussions.
No costs will be incurred by ad valorum
tax money. Funding will come from money
raised on Airglades itself.
IT'S ABOUT RESPECT
IT'S ABOUT DIGNITY
IT'S ABOUT LOVE
Ualoosa Belle/Dale Conyers
Trey Reyes accompanyed K.C. Lynn
in their rendition of Taps at Monday's
tribute to our fallen heros.
At Hope, we know
each day is a gift.
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Drug Free Hendry County would like to say Thank
You to our local retailers. During a recent
compliance check, 100% of stores surveyed DID
NOT sell alcohol to the underage buyer. We
appreciate you for helping to keep alcohol out of
the hands of our teenagers.
June 3, 2010
Panther experts honored
Three Florida panther experts recently re-
ceived a conservation award from the U.S.
Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) for their
work in managing the endangered species.
Darrell Land and Mark Lotz work on the
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Com-
mission's (FWC) panther team, and Debo-
rah Jansen heads up the panther program
at Big Cypress National Preserve. All three
have spent considerable time during their
careers to conserve Florida's state animal for
future generations. Part of this conservation
strategy was development of a plan to help
deal with interactions between people and
Land, the FWC's panther team leader,
wrote the original Panther Response Plan
and worked on various drafts before the
final plan was approved in 2007. Using a
puma management plan developed in the
Western United States, the current plan bal-
ances public safety while still protecting an
endangered species. Ever since graduating
from the University of Florida with his mas-
ter's degree in 1985, Land has been involved
with the state's panther team.
"In the past decade, there has been a
noted increase in human-panther interac-
tions in South Florida," Land said. "This
plan, created in partnership with the U.S.
Fish and Wildlife Service and the National
Park Service, ensures those interactions will
be handled efficiently to the benefit of both
people and panthers."
The USFWS acknowledged that Jansen's
input into the plan development was cru-
Deborah Jansen heads up the panther
program at Big Cypress National Pre-
cial. She received the award because of her
experience in dealing effectively with hu-
man-panther interactions, which enhanced
development of the plan. She heads up the
panther capture team for Big Cypress, where
she has worked for the past 30 years for a
variety of agencies, such as the FWC and the
National Park Service. Her wildlife career
began in Everglades National Park working
Lotz's interest with panthers began as a
seasonal firefighter with the USFWS at the
Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge. He
has been on the state's panther team since
1994. Lotz received the award because of his
work on the ground actually carrying out the
plan by responding to all human-panther
calls on both private and state lands. The
records of these reports aid in the updates
needed each year to the plan to assist in ad-
dressing public safety issues and protection
of Florida panthers.
The panther's numbers declined to ap-
proximately 30 cats by the early 1980s, but
efforts to conserve its dwindling popula-
tion began as early as 1958, when the state
listed it as endangered. The low population
resulted in severe inbreeding, which cre-
ated many health and physical problems. A
genetic-restoration project in 1995 brought
success by improving the genetic health and
vigor of the panther population. Today, biol-
ogists estimate there are approximately 100
panthers in South Florida. One of the biggest
threats today involves negative outcomes
from human-panther interactions.
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Darrell Land and Mark Lotz work on
FWC's panther team.
CLASS OF 2010
We are very proud of you.
Good luck in your future plans.
We love you,
Mom, Dad and family
Law enforcementpersonnel attended training on agricultural crimes last
Training in ag crimes presented
The Florida Agricultural Crimes Intel-
ligence Unit (FACIU) held its 29th Annual
Conference, May 18-20 in Tavares, Florida.
There were 56 members present represent-
ing the following Sheriff's Offices and busi-
nesses: Hendry, Highlands, Hardee, DeSoto,
Collier, Okeechobee, Paso, Manatee, Saraso-
ta, Orange, Osceola, Volusia, Ben Hill Griffin,
Inc., ASPCA, Polk, Lake, Sumter, Indian Riv-
er, St. Lucie, Lykes Brothers, Trenton Police
Department and Deseret Cattle Company.
Training was held on the following topics:
Agricultural Crimes, Animal Cruelty Investi-
gations from Fowl to Livestock, Explosives
and Traps in Outdoor Searches, Tracking,
Apiary Investigations, Animals After a Disas-
Elections for the 2010-2011 year were
held, with results as follows: President: Doug
Fowler, Collier County Sheriff's Office; Vice-
President: Fred Tagtmeier, Highlands County
Sheriff's Office; Treasurer: Gene Smith, Polk
County Sheriff's Office; Secretary: Brenda
White, Hendry County Sheriff's Office.
The FACIU meets every third Thursday of
the month, at various locations throughout
Florida. FACIU hosts a Annual Florida Sher-
iff's Barbecue in March as well as a Annual
Training Conference in May.
Membership is extended to Law Enforce-
ment, Animal Control Officers and all Agri-
cultural related Entities. Anyone interested in
joining FACIU can contact Brenda White at
863-674-5653 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jose Garcia Monica Ledesma
TO YOU ALL!
Remember as you move on in life:
Do not follow where the path may lead.
Go, instead, where there is no path and leave a trail.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson
From all of us at
New Horizons Real Estate Corp
Delia, Greg and Brandon
June 3, 2010
Caloosa Belle June 3,2010
Get it right high school, not Little League. Players have
To the person who wrote about LHS to earn their spot to play on the field. The
sports. Do you know anything about pub- coaches are only doing what they are paid to
do and that's win games. I am very pleased
lic high school sports? It is illegal to hire a at the efforts that the coaches are doing with
recruiter for any public school sport! Bish- the softball program. And to all of the up-
op Verot is a private school, so they can coming players: do your best and you will
recruit players to their school. And this is get rewarded.
Letters to the Editor
Federation of and Federated Federated clubs are not a fundraising arm
of RPoF, but they do raise money for various
Republican Women: purposes: community involvement proj-
ects, soldiers and veterans support groups,
Who are we? scholarships, just to name a few. Many clubs
The Florida Federation of Republican adopt a special cause in addition to helping
Women, FFRW, is the largest political grass- with campaigns.
roots organization in Florida. Federated Re- The annual dues of the Caloosa FRW
publican Women's Club are not part of the are $25 per full membership, of which $13
Republican Party of Florida, as they are char- is paid to the State and National Federations
tered by the National Federation of Repub- to maintain the individual member's State
lican Women, but they work alongside the and National membership. Associate mem-
RPoF, like the Young Republicans. bers are women who belong to other Fed-
Innumerable Federated Republican erated Clubs anywhere in the United States.
women are members of their county RECs
as Precinct women. Some are REC chairs or All men, like in many other organizations,
hold other REC Board positions. Many na- are associate members with no Club voting
tional, state and local legislators and elected rights.
officials are Federated women, and so is There is a lot of work to be done to take
Sharon Day, Florida National Committee- Congress back this year, 2010!
woman and REC Secretary! With the support of the Florida Federa-
The primary aim of the Caloosa FRW, tion, Caloosa FRW will grow into a strong
and other federated clubs, is to assist in the Club and will be a force in Hendry and
campaigns of local, county and state Repub- Glades Counties, helping with the election
Federated Clubs are registered with the of solid Republican candidates.
Secretary of State as non-profit corporations. Marianne Bartlett
The IRS acknowledges these organizations Founder/Organizer and
with not for profit EIN numbers. V.P. Caloosa FRW
by Pudge Lehman
To avoid getting a ring around the bath-
tub put 1/2 cup of baking soda in the bath
water. This also makes your skin soft. To
freshen up the air in the bathroom, wrap a
fabric softener sheet around the spindle be-
fore putting a new roll on.
One of our lunch club girls reminded
me of a hint I wrote about a long time
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Women's Health a
look at Osteoporosis
by Pat Dobbins
When women are fulfilling the role of
caregiver to children, spouses and parents,
they often forget to take care of themselves.
Here are some more key facts and informa-
tion regarding women's health, continued
from last week.
Hunched backs, back pain and frailty
used to be things older women had to ac-
cept before doctors knew anything more
about osteoporosis. Now, there are steps
women and girls can take to avoid such
problems. Osteoporosis threatens 44 mil-
lion Americans, of which 68 percent are
women, reports the National Osteoporosis
Foundation. Osteoporosis is largely pre-
ventable. The behaviors that women devel-
op in their childhood, in their adolescence,
and in their early adult years really play a
significant role in the development of the
disease. That's because bodies build up
most of bone mass until age 30. Then new
bone stops forming and the focus is then
on maintenance of old bone. It is never too
late to keep bones strong and avoid frac-
tures. Your body will do what it can to re-
pair bone damage, but you have to provide
the tools for it, such as adequate calcium
consumption and weight-bearing physi-
cal activity. Talk to your doctor about your
possible risk of osteoporosis, and what you
can do to prevent problems.
Risk factors for osteoporo-
Small, thin-boned frame
Ethnicity. White and Asian women
have the greatest risk.
Diet low in calcium and vitamin D
News Editor: Patty Brant
Advertising Director: Judy Kasten
Advertising Services Coordinator: Dale Conyers
Advertising Services: Barbara Calfee
Executive Editor: Katrina Elsken
Publisher: Tom Byrd
The Caloosa Belle is published by Independent
Newspapers of Florida. Independent is owned by a unique
trust that enables this newspaper to pursue a mission of
journalistic service to the citizens of the community.
Since no dividends are paid, the company is able to thrive
on profit margins below industrystandards. All after-tax
surpluses are reinvested in Independent's mission of jour-
nalistic service, commitment to the ideals of the First
Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, and support of the
community's deliberation of public issues.
Depression appears to affect more
women than men. The Na-
tional Institute of Mental
Health reports that about
12 million women are af-
fected by a depressive disor-
der each year compared to
about 6 million men. Dorree
Lynn, PhD, a psychologist
and author of Getting Sane Without Go-
ing Crazy, says women need a connection
with others in their lives. "They need that
sustenance," says Lynn. "If they don't have
it, they tend to get depressed."
Sometimes, hormonal changes can
also trigger the condition, particularly after
pregnancy (postpartum) or around meno-
pause. Other risk factors for depression
SFamily history of depression
History of heart problems
Serious chronic illness
SUse of drugs that could trigger depres-
sion, such as medicines for high blood
pressure or seizures
A stressful life event, such as job loss
Diseases that could trigger depression,
such as anemia and thyroid disease
Recent serious illness or surgery
Childhood history of physical or sexual
Being a worrier or being overly anx-
Having an eating disorder or an anxiety
To help reduce risk of depression, find
reasons to get up in the morning. Things
such as work, community, love, pets and
volunteering can be good reasons.
* To operate this newspaper as a public trust
* To help our community become a better place to
live and work, through our dedication to consci-
* To provide the information citizens need to make
their own intelligent decisions about public
* To report the news with honesty, accuracy, pur-
poseful neutrality, fairness, objectivity, fearless-
ness and compassion.
* To use our opinion pages to facilitate community
debate, not to dominate it with our own opinions.
* To disclose our own conflicts of interest or poten-
tial conflicts to our readers.
* To correct our errors and to give each correction
the prominence it deserves.
* To provide a right to reply to those we write
* To treat people with courtesy, respect and
June 3, 2010
June 3,2010 Caloosa Belle
Florida Community Bank
holding supply drive
During the month of June, Florida Com-
munity Bank is holding a supply drive and
fundraiser for the Caloosa Humane Society,
which is in need of the community's sup-
port. Florida Community Bank will also be
taking cash donations for the humane soci-
ety. Stop by and make a donation and have
your name displayed on a dog bone in the
lobby. Florida Community Bank will also be
raffling a pet-themed blanket handmade by
Every Wednesday in June, Florida Com-
munity Bank will offer "Pet Therapy" from
10 a.m-1 p.m. Stop by during lunch for a
little puppy love. The humane society will
have pets on-site ready to relax and pam-
per you! Pet therapy helps people feel bet-
ter -emotionally and physically. Animals are
non-threatening and non-judgmental. They
do not expect anything from you. Animals
have a way of accepting without qualifica-
tion unconditional love. Tests show that
people are able to relax when pets are pres-
ent, even lowering heart rates and blood
pressure. Please stop by and enjoy the ben-
efits of Wednesday Pet Therapy.
Below is a list of items needed at the Ca-
loosa Humane Society. Donations are being
accepted during normal business hours in
the lobby of Florida Community Bank locat-
ed at 155 N. Bridge Street, LaBelle.
NEW MENUS COMING SOON
$3 Margarita + $1.50 Tacos
+ $6.95 Dinners on Tuesdays
99e Natural Lite & 50e Wings
+ $6.95 Dinners on Wednesdays
Ladies Night 2 for 1 all night
+07.95 Dinners on Thursdays
Seafood Dinner Specials
Fried Shrimp & Catfish on Fridays
Shrimp Scampi & Prime Rib Dinners
KAROAKE SAT. 7:30 11 PM
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NEW SUNDAYS-Only Menu
Starting June 6, 2010 llam-3pm-
Everything Is Cooked to Order
BREAKFAST DINNERS & SANDWICHES
CLIP & REDEEM
Buy one entree at regular
price and receive second
entree of equal or lesser value
at HALF price
Coupon good Any Day
One coupon per customer, per visit
Olivia's Coupon Belle
Dawn Dish Soap
Clay Cat Litter
Canned Dog & Cat Food
Dog & Cat Toys
Old Bath Towels
Tall Kitchen Garbage Bags
NOTE: No dry food needed.
Florida Community Bank is a full service,
community based, FDIC insured financial in-
stitution that provides high quality financial
services and products tailored to fit the in-
dividual needs of each client in a caring and
flexible manner. With offices in Hendry,
Charlotte, Collier and Lee counties, Florida
Community Bank is financially strong, com-
mitted to profitable growth, and focused on
doing what is right not just what is permis-
sible for the people and businesses of South-
west Florida. We are a division of Premier
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On the road to recovery
This fledgling barn owl has a good chance at survival thanks to action by
LaBelle's Greg Sutton and Animal Control Officer Allen Pickles. Over a pe-
riod of several days Greg observed the stricken animal on the grounds at
the LaBelle Church of God, Elm St. and SR 80, next to the parsonage. He
noticed that the bird's eye was completely closed and thought it might have
been wounded in some way. On May 21 he called Animal Control and Officer
Pickles responded. He turned the small bird over to Care and Rehabilitation
of Wildlife (CROW) on Sanibel where staff determined that the little creature
was suffering from an infection and minor injuries. They expect a full recov-
ery and will return the bird to LaBelle when it is recovered and old enough
to fend for itself.
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6 Caloosa Belle June 3, 2010
Former Alico, Inc. president, Steve Smith,
joins the Saunders real estate companies as
a licensed real estate sales associate, Real-
tor, and Land Manager.
For 16 years, Smith led the agricultural
operations of Alico in LaBelle, Florida as Vice
President and then President managing agri-
cultural operations for over 135,000 acres.
The Alico operations included the manage-
ment of citrus, cattle, vegetable farming, sod
production, mining and heavy equipment.
As Land Manager for Saunders Land
Management, Smith will oversee land, citrus
groves, agricultural crops, timberland, com-
mercial property, cattle, sod, and natural
lands in Central and South Florida. He will
also represent Coldwell Banker Commercial
Saunders Real Estate as a Realtor and li-
censed real estate sales associate and will
work with clients who are buyers and sellers
of land and commercial properties.
He is a native Floridian and obtained a
Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural
Operations Management from the University
of Florida in Gainesville, Florida.
Smith is involved in industry organiza-
tions and is currently a Florida Citrus Com-
missioner, a member of Florida Citrus Pro-
duction Managers Association, and Florida
Previously, he has served on the Board of
Directors of Florida Citrus Mutual, Southwest
Florida Research and Education Foundation,
and various Water Control Districts. As a for-
mer Director, Smith also was vice president
of Gulf Citrus Growers Association, presi-
dent of Devil's Garden Water Control Dis-
trict Board, as well as president of Collin's
Slough Water Control District. He is a former
board member and former chairman of the
SW FL research and education center Citrus
Smith resides in LaBelle with his wife and
For more information on Coldwell Bank-
er Commercial Saunders Real Estate and
Saunders Land Management, go to www.
Aerial mosquito treatments
Hendry County will conduct aerial adult
mosquito control operations over the county
as mosquito population levels warrant. The
treatments will be performed during evening
hours, weather permitting. The insecticide
to treat for adult mosquitoes is approved for
application by the Environmental Protection
Agency and the State of Florida. This opera-
tion will be conducted by Clarke. If you have
any questions concerning this operation,
please call Clarke at 1-800-443-2034 8 a.m.-5
p.m. Monday through Friday.
Sharon R. Cochran, 66
LABELLE -Sharon R. Cochran, 66, passed
peacefully on May 30, 2010.
She was born July 13, 1943, in Rockland,
Maine. She was a wonderful wife, mother,
grandmother, mother-in-law, sister, daughter-in-
law, sister-in-law, aunt and friend to many.
She is survived by her husband of 47 years,
Ronnie; daughter, Julie and husband Donnie;
son, Kenny and wife Bridgette; son, James and
wife Danna; grandchildren, Ashley, Morgan,
Cutter, Brilee, Taylor and Jadan; brother, Paul
and wife Sue; sister, Gina and husband Roger;
and mother and sister-in-law, Linda and Gwen.
She was preceded in death by her father, Thom-
as; mother, Frances; and father-in-law, Jimmy.
She's gone home with her Lord and Savior and
is greatly missed and loved.
A memorial service will be celebrated today,
June 3, 2010, 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 330
N. Main St., LaBelle.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to
your favorite charity.
Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home -
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.
GOP headquarters open
The Republican Party Of Hendry County
Headquarters Office at 200 Main Street will
be open 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on Wednesday and
Saturday each week until further notice.
Please call 863-675-4924 or stop by the of-
fice if you have any questions concerning
candidates, early or absentee voting, voter
registration or election dates.
Volunteer Help Wanted
Become a Girl Scout Troop Leader and
get your troop started now. Set your own
schedule, make new friends and most of all
make a difference in girl's lives! If you are or-
ganized, patient, fun and good with children
as well as good with working with other
adults the rewards can be priceless.
Training available. If you are interested
in becoming a Girl Scout troop leader,
please call 1-800-561-3186 Ext. 403 or email
OPENING AUGUST 2010
Excellence in Education
40 Year History
Superior Test Scores
99% College Matriculation
Call 561.686.4244 ext. 335
or visit www.TKAClewiston.net
Rotary President Kevin Nelson, center, welcomes LaBelle Rotary Club's new-
est members, Matt Soud, left, and Cary Soud, right. Cary is President First
Bank of Clewiston, and Matt is a loan officer for First Bank of Clewiston. In
the history of the LaBelle Rotary Club, this is the first time a father and son
were received into membership at the same time.
Alico executive joins real
estate, management company
Time for VBS
Community Harvest Worship Center,
across from the LaBelle Rodeo Grounds, is
hosting SonQuest Rainforest VBS for kids
completing Kindergarten through 5th grade.
They will meet June 21-25 from 6:30-9 p.m.
Come join the fun by participating in songs,
games, Bible and mission stories, rainforest
video adventures, snacks and leaning more
about God's love. For questions or to regis-
ter. please phone the church office at 675-
Welcome to the Cowboy Gospel at Felda
Community Center June 8, 7-8 p.m. Come
hear good music, singing and preaching by
Faith in Action at ICF
Faith in Action continues to be demon-
strated at the International Christian Fel-
lowship, 233 Clark Street, as they extend
their ministry to encompass a new private
Christian school. The ministry will be under
the direction of Tracy Co, M.Ed. who has a
vision for quality education, from the Chris-
tian perspective. Mrs. Co has been involved
in public, private and homeschooling edu-
cation. She desires to see the opportunity for
quality Christian education to be extended
to children of all economic and social class-
es. Mrs. Co praises the International Chris-
tian Fellowship for their support and biblical
demonstration of faith.
Christian Academy plans
International Christian Academy Inter-
national Christian Academy, located at In-
ternational Christian Fellowship, 233 Clark
Street, LaBelle, has a target date to open
2010-11 school year. Plans are to have the
lower grades to use the Abeka curriculum.
The upper grades will use the Alpha Omega
curriculum. In addition to the core subjects,
Bible, music, art, foreign languages and life
skills are to be taught using 21st Century
technology. Mrs. Co's desire is for students
to have quality, biblically based education,
which prepares them for the 21st Century.
For more information, you may contact Tra-
cy Co at 863-675-1112.
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Large selection of Superior Sheds
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VBS at First Baptist Church
June 21-25 from 9 a.m.-noon Monday-
Friday. Saddle up for Saddle Ridge RanchM!
VBS. Set among the stunning vistas and
wide-open spaces of Big Sky country, Saddle
Ridge Ranch is a place where kids can ask
questions and discover the answers found in
God's Word. During their day at the ranch,
kids will visit Worship Rally Valley and the
Bible Study Bunkhouse.
Around the ranch they will also experi-
ence: Crafts at Blazing Star Stables, Missions
at Firefly Cavern, Music at Campfire Creek,
Recreation at Mustang Mountain and Snacks
at the Big Sky Grill*
It's Vacation Bible School at First Baptist
Church of LaBelle, 330 North Main Street,
LaBelle like you've never experienced be-
fore! Children age 5-5th grade from all over
LaBelle are invited to join us!
Call the church office at 675-2171 to reg-
ister or visit our Web site at www.fbclabelle.
org to register online and for more informa-
tion. Look for information on our kickoff
event, on Saturday, June 19. A family night is
planned for Friday evening June 25. Saddle
Ridge Ranch" will be an event to remem-
ber! Come join us!
Spring cleaning for missions
First Christian Church will hold a com-
munity garage sale and craft fair Saturday,
June 12, from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. in the church's
SHEWMAKER ANIMAL HOSPITAL
1566 N. Bridge St. LaBelle, FL
Check out our online store at
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All Obituaries now include Online Guestbooks
where family and friends can share reflections,
remembrances and condolences.
parking lot, Bridge Street and Ford Ave. $5
for a single space outside, $1 for table rental;
and $10 for an inside space with table. Call
Lisa Bell at 863-673-9081 for more informa-
tion. Proceeds will be used for missions to
Haiti and Brazil.
Book signing planned
Friday, June 18, 5-7 p.m. Come to Bridge
Street Coffee & Tea for a book signing event
for author Homer Brewer's Exploding Myths
of Biblical Interpretation. The author will
have books available for sale.
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
To add your listing, contact us at
"Where everybody is Somebody andJesus 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
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
Music, music, music
DiPofi Piano Studio held its Third Annual Spring Recital at Carlson Memo-
rial United Methodist Church on Sunday, May 23, 2010. The students are in-
structed by Mrs. Leslie DiPofi. Members of the group include: Daniel DiPofi,
Emily Higginbotham, Amanda Higginbotham, Montana Wilkins, Suzanna
Talada, Isaiah Asbed, Stephen Howard, Emma Bridwell, Maura Lofton, and
Madelyon Lofton. Not pictured: Giovana Maldonado and Lisa Andrews.
June 3, 2010
Three Cowboys sign to play for college teams
by Patty Brant
May 25 was a special day at LaBelle High
School. Three of the school's best young
athletes took a big step in their lives. They
signed to play college football.
Head Football Coach Hal Bennett said he
and the school are "extra proud" of these
young men. Two of them, Tomas Soliz and
Adam Vasquez, will join teammate Robert
Facundo at Maryville College in Tennessee.
Robert signed with Maryville earlier this
Former Cowboy Blake Barnes is already
attending Maryville, where he will be a ju-
nior next fall. Armando Ayala chose to go to
Utica College in New York.
After signing, Tomas said he chose
Maryville because it's closer to home and
he likes the program, coaches, the town and
the passion they have for the game there. A
cornerback and running back for the Cow-
boys, Tomas expects to continue in that po-
sition at Maryville.
He started playing football when he was
six years old, with Pop Warner and said he
likes everything about the game, especially
"giving your all."
He'll be a pre-med student at Maryville
and hopes to have his own practice one day
- possibly even come home to LaBelle. He
said his proudest accomplishment has been
to "take it to the next level."
Tomas credits his dad as his role model,
saying, "He taught me a lot." Tomas is the
son of Rudy and Elysa Campbell and Tomas
Armando said he opted to go to Utica
College to broaden his horizons. He expects
to continue playing the linebacker position
Armando attended Immokalee High
School for two years and finished at LaBelle.
According to Armando, football taught him
a good work ethic.
He wants to be realistic about his future
and would love to play football after college,
but will be studying physical therapy. In 20
years, he just wants to be a success at what-
ever he does.
His proudest accomplishment has been
to get accepted at college to go forth and
take on the next level.
His older brother, Ryan, is Armando's role
model. Ryan is a 2007 graduate of Immoka-
lee High School and a good athlete. Sizing
his older brother up athletically, Armando
took note that he's got the upper hand in
size over his older brother. More important-
ly, Armando said his big brother has "always
been there for me."
And he was there in the LHS library, when
Armando signed to play for Utica. Ryan is
a student at Baptist College of Florida and
plans to go into the ministry. Ryan said he's
always been driven to preach. He is consid-
ering becoming an Army chaplain some day
to serve both his Lord and his country.
Ryan and Armando are the sons of Ar-
mando and Kathy Ayala.
Adam Vasquez is the son of Adam and
Adam said he chose Maryville because
he just liked it there the coaches, the cam-
pus, the people and the town.
He's been playing football since he was
four years old in Pop Warner and said foot-
ball has taught him responsibility. Adam also
said his father is his role model because he
taught him about life and respecting others.
Adam will be studying engineering at col-
lege possibly civil or aerospace. He said he
just looks forward to living his life.
Pop Warner barbecue
The LaBelle Longhorns will be selling BBQ
lunches on June 4 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the
Fire Department on Main St. Each lunch will
be $8 and includes Boston Butt, two sides,
bread and a tea. Stop by for your lunch or
call Susan Cox at 239-229-7619 for advance
tickets. All proceeds support the Longhorn
teams. Come and support the kids!
Youth cheerleading camp set
The LHS cheerleaders will host a youth
cheer camp June 21-25, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. for
ages 5-13. Cheerleaders will learn basic tum-
bling skills, motions and jumps, along with
cheers, chants and dance routines. They will
also learn the safety of spotting when per-
forming stunts. The cost is $55 per child and
includes lunch and a T-shirt. You can sign up
your child at LaBelle High School. For more
information contact Mona O'Bannon at 863-
234-1236 or email@example.com.
Summer football camp
Summer Football Camp will be June
21-June-24, 1-4:30 p.m. Anyone interested
can contact Coach Bennett 673-1688 at the
number above, or David Kelley at LHS at
Summer hoops camp
Come to the Cowboy and Cowgirl Sum-
mer Hoops Camp for ages from entering
kindergarten to entering ninth grade. Cost
is $65 for each camper (subtract $10 per
sibling at camp). Dates will be Monday-
Thursday, June 14-18, 8:30- 2:30 and Friday:
ualoosa belle/airay trani
Last week, three more LaBelle High School athletes committed to studying at
and playing for colleges. Pictured from left: Tomas Soliz, Armando Ayala and
Adam Vasquez. A very proud Head Coach Hal Bennett stands with them.
.'X" n a $25
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 June 30th 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.
June 3, 2010
June 3,2010 Caloosa Belle
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the weight room down 27-7.
During the Spring game, the Varsity plays
three quarters and Junior Varsity takes over
for the last quarter of the game. The Varsity
won their portion 28-27; JV won theirs 3-0
for the final 31-27 score.
Coach Bennett said the Cowboys have
played the Spring game with Palmetto Ridge
"It's been good for us," he said, "It lets
the younger kids get involved."
Coach Bennett said a shaky defense was
not up to par in the first half. The Cowboys
made few tackles, he said, and "looked shell
shocked. Our young defensive backs let a lot
of receivers get behind them."
Palmetto Ridge had a good QB that ran
wild for the first half. For LaBelle, the only
score in the first half was by Landon Beer,
a senior next year, with a one-yard touch-
down. He said three of four Palmetto Ridge
touchdowns were on long passes.
Things looked bleak, but at half time ev-
Chris Garcia, who will be a senior in the
fall, is a running back and linebacker. Coach
Bennett said Chris is a "heck of a leader"
who laid it on the line for the rest of the team
during the break. He told his teammates they
needed to show Palmetto Ridge what they'd
been doing for the last 18 practices. He said
they had worked harder and were in better
shape than their opponent.
For his part, Coach Bennett said he just
reiterated what Chris told the team. He said
they needed to "get back in the game one
down at a time." He told them, "We do our
job. We know we can do that!"
The boys spilled back out onto the field
fired up; focused, like a whole new team,
The Cowboys got a good drive going, but
it died mid-field. Palmetto Ridge got the ball
in their 15-yard line, but LaBelle forced them
to punt for the first time in the game. LaBelle
got the ball on the 36 and drove down, third
down and five. At that point, both Chris Gar-
cia and QB David Miller wanted to run it and
Coach Bennett gave them the go-ahead. The
play ended up a 36-yard TD for Chris with a
penalty on Palmetto Ridge. On the 1. 5 yard
line, LaBelle went for two points. 27-15.
Palmetto Ridge fumbled on the second
play and LaBelle got the ball back with just
1:49 left in the Varsity portion of the game.
On their first play LaBelle faked a run
and David Miller threw to Chris Garcia. Chris
caught the ball at the five and went into the
end zone. Score 27-21. A pass interference
call against Palmetto Ridge put the Cow-
boys in good range, but they did not make
the two points. With no special teams in the
Spring game, they had to kick the ball back
to Palmetto Ridge.
The Cowboys forced them to fumble on
the second play with just 16 seconds left in
the third quarter.
Coach Bennett said third string QB Noel
Gutierrez (also a receiver and defensive end)
is a great passer and put in a 48-yard TD pass
to William Thomas, who will be a senior
next year. The score was tied, 27-27.
The extra point gave the Varsity a 28-27
victory for their portion of the game.
JV took over for fourth quarter and David
Antunez, a junior next fall, kicked a 43-yard
field goal for three points for the final 31-27
When Palmetto Ridge got the ball back
they broke out and things looked bad as
they made it to LaBelle's 25-30 yard line with
48 seconds left in the game, but Cathavious
Adams, a sophomore next year, intercepted
a pass and the game ended with the ball on
the 20 yard line.
"It was a wild second half," Coach Ben-
nett said. He added that his boys showed
poise on the field. They never quit. In fact,
he said, "I think they fought harder when
they were down by 20 than when they were
down by 7. The only explanation is that
they're great kids!"
After a summer in the weight room and
camps, Coach Bennett sees a team even
Still, Coach Bennett said his team did a
lot wrong technically. Many players were out
of position and there were missed blocks -
things that can be corrected. A very proud
coach added, "You cannot correct effort,
heart, desire. These are the things the Cow-
boys displayed on the field that night. They
are the ingredients for success," he added,
saying he believes this was the "first step in a
turnaround" for his team. He said they need
to work on defense, and believes that the
Cowboy offense is "capable of being dan-
Coach Bennett mentioned that sopho-
more-to-be Derek Bass stepped up to take
over for QB David Miller, who was injured
slightly early on but came back in the third
quarter. He noted that "Derek is a phenom-
enal leader and athlete."
On the night, Chris Garcia had 99 yards
rushing, one rushing TD, 53 yards receiving
and a TD catch.
David Miller threw a TD pass to Chris Gar-
cia and Noel Gutierrez threw a TD to Wil-
Senior-to-be Michael Pittman had five
carries, averaging about ten yards per carry.
Coach said he complemented Chris Garcia
very well. He added that Michael is an elu-
sive runner who got first downs and kept
drives alive with his feet.
Coach Bennett is working on putting to-
gether a Summer Football League, inviting
neighboring schools including Clewiston,
Riverdale, Immokalee, Gateway Charter and
Lake Placid to LaBelle to play some 7-on-7 -
ee0 Seech-ree Ads
Attention shotgun shooters
The Caloosa Sports Shooters are accept-
ing donations to be used for improvements
to the Civilian Shotgun Range of Hendry
County. They are working on a plan for a
five-station shooting sport. This is an adapta-
tion of sporting clays. They need to purchase
three new machines and materials for safety
barriers and shooting stands. Guns, ammu-
nition or any items that can be recycled to
provide money for this project will be greatly
appreciated. Of course, money is also ac-
ceptable. Money donations should be made
by check to the Caloosa Sports Shooters.
For more information or to arrange pick
up for donations, call Ed Kuntz at 675-6432
or Dave Alexander at 675-0500. Thank you
for your support.
Free lessons for
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
The LaBelle HighSchool
I'm sooo very proud of you.
Keep up the good work and
you will achieve all your goals.
Love you Grandma McDaniel.
June 3, 2010
Tobacco free meeting
Hendry County Tobacco-Free Partnership
invites all residents to attend the monthly
Hendry County Tobacco-Free Partnership
Meeting Tuesday, June 15, at Carlson Memo-
rial United Methodist Church, 310 Campbell
Street, 4-5 p.m. Help plan the Tobacco-Free
policies strategy. Your voice and input is
needed and greatly appreciated. Come help
make a change for the youth and adults in
For more information or to be added to
the Partnership e-mail list please contact Va-
larie James at 863-674-4041 ext 128.
Open house at cultural center
The Firehouse Cultural Center cordially
invites you to attend an Open House on Sat-
urday, June 5, at 3 p.m. at the theatre, 241 N.
Bridge Street in LaBelle.
We are so excited and proud of our the-
atre that we want to tell you and everyone
you know -- co-workers, family and friends
about who we are and what we are doing.
If you have never visited our theatre, this is
the perfect opportunity to acquaint yourself
with us and what we have to offer.
We are always looking for new people
to come into our Theatre and hope that you
will be one of them! Volunteering with us
can boost your memory, develop your pub-
lic speaking and bolster your confidence.
The Firehouse Cultural Center is an exciting
place to be. Please join us on June 5 and
share our story. For more information, please
visit our Web site at www.firehousecultural-
center.com. See you there!
Rotary offers scholarship
The LaBelle chapter of Rotary Interna-
tional offers a $3,000 college scholarship
to a worthy local student every year. The
scholarship is available in $1,500 increments
over the student's junior and senior year of
college. The requirements for applicants
are: (1) LaBelle High School graduate, (2)
completed two years at Edison Community
College (ECC) as an Isabelle Curtis Memo-
rial Scholarship recipient, (3) overall GPA at
ECC above 3.30, (4) demonstrated civic in-
volvement and character, and (5) accepted
to attend a Florida public university. Interest-
ed students should send an e-mail with their
name and e-mail address to the following
to request an application. The application
deadline is June 18, 2010. An interview will
be held with the top candidates.
The Disabled American Veterans DAV
LaBelle Chapter 144 is proud to thank the
community for the support of its Commu-
nity Market. Over the past five years the DAV
has been able to donate over $73,600 to:
grants to veterans, the DAV Mobile Service
Office, Hendry County Veterans Transport
program, Sheriff's Office DARE and Explorer
Programs, Honor Flight for WW2 veterans,
LaBelle Veterans Memorial Park, VA Medi-
cal Center programs, meal programs, youth
programs, Hope Hospice, Hope Connec-
tions and Crisis Center and Shelter.
Summer reading kick off:
Barron Library will kick off Summer
Story Time with Ronald McDonald on Sat-
urday, June 12, at 10:30 a.m. There will be
a fun show with Ronald himself, followed
by ice cream treats for everyone. The library
has weekly fun learning events scheduled
throughout the summer including Sailing a
Boat, Farriering a Horse, Making a Musical
Instrument, Planting Popcorn, Ace Ventura
and the Wild Animals, Nemis the Boa Con-
strictor, Planting an Apple Tree and even
Making Ice Cream. The weekly events will
be on Tuesday mornings at 10:30 a.m.
Every child that attends all of the sum-
mer programs will receive a certificate for
a free hamburger from McDonalds, com-
pliments of McDonalds. Additionally, each
time a child attends a story time, we will add
a scoop of ice cream with their name to our
giant ice cream cone. They will also receive
a scoop for each book read during the sum-
mer. Mark your calendars to be at Barron
Library every Tuesday morning at 10:30 this
summer, and help us build the biggest ice
cream cone ever.
Honor our veterans
The public is invited to a pork dinner with
all the fixin's, plus music and more July 24
beginning at 11 am. at American Legion Post
130, Hwy. 80.
This third Annual Fallen Heroes Benefit is
proudly sponsored by the American Legion,
DAV Chapter 144, VFW 10100 and Moose.
Proceeds will help complete the Veterans
Park across from the Hendry County Court-
house. Please consider honoring your spe-
cial veteran by purchasing a personalized
memorial brick for the park for $100.
A special color guard ceremony will pre-
cede thedinner at 9 a.m. at the LaBelle Vet-
erans Memorial Park.
Served Military Active Duty
from 1957 to 2001?
You qualify for a higher social security
payment because of your military service!
If you served on active duty from 1957-2001
you can receive up to $1,200 per year of
earnings credit credited at the time of appli-
cation which can make a substantial dif-
ference in social security monthly payments
upon your retirement!
You must bring your DD-214 (Discharge
Paper) to the Social Security Office and you
must ask for this benefit to receive it! See So-
cial Security Web site at http://www.ssa.gov/
FYI! This is something you have to ask for
and is not automatic!
For Assistance Contact: Hendry County
Veteran Service Officer LaBelle 863-675-
5250; Clewiston 863-983-1491.
Apply for Kiwanis scholarship
The Kiwanis Club of LaBelle has funding
for adult and continuing student scholar-
ships. They are accepting applications now.
You may pick them up at the Kiwanis Club
Thrift Store or the Chamber of Commerce.
The deadline for their return is June 30.
Story time planned
Barron Library is getting ready for Sum-
mer Story Time every Tuesday Morning at
10:30, beginning June 15. Kids will hear
about subjects like snakes, popcorn, music,
art, pets, horses, ice cream and so much
more. Join them for the kick-off event Satur-
day, June 12, at 10:30 a.m.
Be a foster, adoptive parent
The Children's Network of Southwest
Florida will hold orientations on how to
become a foster parent/adoptive parent
June 17 at the Department of Children and
Families, 485 E. Cowboy Way, 6-7 p.m. The
agency oversees foster care and adoption
services in Collier, Lee, Charlotte, Hendry
and Glades counties. Children's Network of
Southwest Florida has partnered with Fam-
ily Preservation Services, Lutheran Services
Florida and the Florida Baptist Children's
Home to recruit more foster families in the
five-county region. Please call 1-800-FAMILY
or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Hendry County Sheriff's Office AG
Unit has recovered a horse from running
loose on the roadways of LaBelle. If you
have lost a horse, please contact them at
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Rotary hears Echo presentation
Rotary President Kevin Nelson, left, thanks Stan Doer, President and CEO,
Echo for his presentation on their effort to find solutions for reducing hunger
among many of the distressed nations. Echo is open six days a week for
visitors and also conducts tours, please call 239 543 3246 for more informa-
Kick your career in gear with
the Education Center
The Education Center of Southwest Flori-
da is accepting applications for the following
Construction Trades: Core Curriculum:
Introduction to Craft Skills. Th is a 92-hour
course that prepares the student to work for
local construction contractors. This class is
for NCCER certification. The cost is $750.
Basic Computer Skills- This is a 10-hour
course offered on Saturday mornings for
four consecutive sessions. It allows the stu-
dent to advance their computer skills. This is
an enrichment class. The cost is $125.
Social Media This 12-hour class will
meet in six two-hour sessions and introduce
and train the student in the use of Facebook,
Twitter and Linkedin. This is an enrichment
class. The cost of the course is $120.
If interested call or email the Education
Center at 675-6800, shughesedcenter@
embarqmail.com for information and how
to apply. You may also contact the LaBelle
Chamber of Commerce or the Glades Coun-
ty EDC. Check out the ECSWF website: edu-
Welcome Dr. Ryan Nelson
Dr. Edward Vickers Jr. is pleased to an-
nounce that Dr. Ryan Nelson has taken over
his practice in Pahokee, FL. The records of Dr.
Vickers patients are in the custody of Nelson
Chiropractic & Rehabilitation Center. Please
feel free to contact Dr. Nelson at
Caloosa Belle/Patty Brant
Long-time festival chairman Nora Fagin-Ned presented hometown hero Ural
Darling with a certificate for dedicated service to the community and the fes-
tival, even though he now lives in Charlotte County. Ural packs up his equip-
ment and comes home to provide music and sound for the festival every
year. The three-day event included the special Old Timers dinner Thursday
evening, '70s dance Friday and Saturday's festival at Kid Jones Park.
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RENTAS 3BR/2BA WATERFRONT HOME w/125' 3BR/2BA POOL HOME on 66.5 +/- Acres in
2/1 DuplexApartment $700 /mth Caloosahatchee River frontage. $284,900 Felda. $726,594
1/1 Duplex Apartment $600/ mth SPACIOUS 3BR RIVERFRONT HOME views of ACREAGE
1/1 Cottage $600 / mth Intracoastal Waterway& Ortona Locks. $269,000 PRIME ACREAGEI 13.29 acres, 630 +/- feet
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2BR/2BAMANUFACTURED HOMEon 25 acres Moore Haven $12,500 2 +/- ACRES IN FELDA fronting on Hwy29 pos-
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149 90 W 3BR/2BA WELL MAINTAINED fully furnished multi-family residential lots $85,000
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locatedinthecityonprotectedoxbowandaccess $119,900 61 +- ACRES of Prime fertile land in Felda, less
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TWO BUILDABLE LOTS 200+/- ft. on water HOMES ON ACREAGE COMMERCIAL
w/60' dock & protected boat harbor $499,900 3BR/2BA HOME on 2.5 Acres west of LaBelle. C1 ZONED PROPERTY 100' x 295' includes a 30'
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compressor room. $795,000.
* Horse lovers welcome! 4/2.5 on 3.24+/- in
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area, 2 car garage, wrap around porch and
* Corporate owned! 2004 CBS home on
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tile, fireplace, Q9GTRACT much more.
* Corporated owned! 3/2 CBS home
located in Clewiston close to shopping
and schools. $115,000.
* Corporate owned! 3/2 CBS pod
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* Corporate owntd CB Ome on .95+/-
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* Corporate owned! 4/2 CBS home on
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* Cozy 2/1 in Port LaBelle. Completely
redone form top to bottom. Have to
* Corporate owned! 3/2 CBS on corner lot.
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* Corporate owne Rl tigh Acres locat-
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* Corporate owned! 4/2 CBS home located off
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* Corporate owndi jI S home on
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* Nice 1.25+/- ac. in Montura $8,000.
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* Call about our Port LaBelle lots!
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$42,900 3/2 very clean
home. Forclosure. Make
$48,000 Mobile home,
needs TLC. 3/2 on 1 ac.
$49,999 iiMr, /2 in
Tangle w 6T S/D.
Close C VIWU(AtT
Financing on this newer
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$64,900 New MH on 1/2
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newer mobile home, huge
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$89,000 3/2 in Moore
Haven Yacht Club 1200
$117,000 4/2 Newer MH
on 12Ac, Seller Motivated.
REDUCED! $119,000 -
3/2 on 2 /2 Ac Recent
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$130,000 Newer 3/2 on a
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$375,000 3/2 on 30 Ac in
Muse, Oaks, Creek, &
$35,000 -H ,-ircute, 2/1
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$33,000 3/1 Concrete
Block Home. Perfect
starter home or invest-
$39,000 Well main-
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$39,900 Short Sale! 3/2
Concrete block 2005
home w/Chinese Drywall.
Financing 2/1.5 in Port
LaBelle, nice yard.
$56,500 ;..Jljr1will pay
$2,500 td, t r0 1 airs or
closinCONTA T 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, / +
acres VC)LIm f
$196,900 4/2 in Muse
Country Cabin on 2+ Ac.
$225,000 3/2 in Gated
Riverbend Estates, Seller
says Make Offer.
$309,0( j?. ~ Upgrades
adorn n'l umntry Pool
Ho MdX~OTRAgs, rid-
ing 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 town
$200,000 State Road 80
Corner /2 Ac, B-1 w/bill-
REDUCED $299,000 -
Short Sale! 2 Steel Bldgs,
over 8000 Sq. Ft. Zoned
PUD on 2+ Ac.
REDUCED $295,000 1
ac on Main St., busy down-
town location w/older
$399,000 4.5Ac, 2400
Steel Bldg Industrial,
Possible Lease Option.
$550,000 5 Ac +/-
Industrial. Will split,
Cleared & Filled, Seller
$49,000 3/2 MH in River
Oaks/Ortona, now water-
$139,900 Over 1 ac. on
the main river, F Denaud
$192,500 Old Ft.
Denaud 1 Ac.
$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
1Ac Deep Water &
Protected Harbor w/ Lg
$550,000 Spectacular 7
Ac Pasture w/Oaks, 500 Ft
on the River. Great invest-
ment, future land use 3
units per ac.
LOTS & LAND
$4,900 Moore Haven
Yacht Club lot
$5,900 Port Labelle
Lots, Seller financing
$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 27,
$125,000 Ft Denaud Acres,
8 ac. private location
Potential Platted lots on
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.- l Doublewide 3br bath HENDRY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS STATE OF FLORIDA NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS
in excellent condition NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY AFFAIRS Florida Department of Transportation Project
Sr more listings, on city t. $49,900 Notice is hereby given that the Hendry County Board of County ommiE NT Bids will be received by the District One Office unl 2:00 M. on Thursday,
with $5,000 down. signers will hold a Public Hearing on Tuesday, June 8, 2010, at 5:05 PM., in COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AMENDMENT June 17, 2010, for the following Proposals:
goMonthly payment $434. the Commission Room, Clewiston City Hall, 115 West Ventura Avenue, Cle- COM PLANCE
SMonthly payment $434. t Commisso Room, Clewiston City Hall, 115 West Ventura Avenue, eNOT IN COMPLIANCE E1I07- A Certification of Qualiication is not required for widening, guardrail,
W W.newszap.com Florida to review the invenby ist of all real property within y DOCKET NO. 10-1-NOI 2601 (A) (N) &gutter & highway signing & pavement marking in Polk County. Bud-
www.newszap.com No credit needed. We County to which the County holds fee simple tide that is appropriate for use get Estimate: $100,778.00
finance 863-673-4325 as affordable housing. The Department gives notice of its intent to find the Amendment to the E1I45- A Certification of Qualification is not required for thermoplastic mark-
r 863675-8888 If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Hendry County Comprehensive Plan for Hendry County, adopted by Ordinance Nos. ings & retro-reflective pavement marker replacement in Charlotte, Collier, &
S or 863-67 Commission with respect to any matter discussed at such meeting, he/she 2010-12, 2010-13 and 2010-14 on April 13, 2010, NOT IN COMPLIANCE, Lee Counties. Budget Estimate: $627,960.00
will need a record o the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she pursuant to Sections 163.3184, 163.3187 and 163.3189, F.S. E1I46- A Certification of Qualification is not required for herbicide strip ap-
New 4 br, 2 bath acob- need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, plication in Desoto & Hardee Countes. Budget Estimate: $75,000.00
New 4 br, 2 bath Jcob- which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is The adoped Hendry County Comprehensive Plan Amendment, the De- E1I47- A Certification of Qualification is not required for mowing, litter re-
*ort LaBelle 2 bed- sen Home only $59,900 to be based. parent's Objections, Recommendations, and Comments Report, (if any), moval, edging & sweeping in Lee County. Budget Estimate: $674,099.00
room, 2 bath home with setup and a/c included. BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS and the Department's Statement of Intent to Find the Comprehensive Plan E1I48- A Certification of Qualification is not required for shoulder repair with
rao n t s financin l I Amendment Not In Compliance will be available for public inspection Mon- soddin Polk County. Budget Estimate: $200,000.00
garage only $49,900. Easy financing, all OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA day through Friday, except for legal holidays, during normal business hours, E1I49- A Certification of Qualification is not required for reflective pavement
4000 down, monthly 863-673-4325 or anet B. Taylor, Chaioman at the Hendry County Planning and Zoning Department, 165 South Lee markers removal & replacement in Polk County. Budget Estimate:
ament onl $ t444.N 8 5 355938 CB/CN 6/3/10 Street, LaBelle, Florida 33975 and County Clerks Office, Board of County $546,629.00
ymen only $444. No 863-675-8888Commissioners, 25 East Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida. E1I50- A Certification of Qualification is not required for asphalt repair in
credit needed. Owner Nc Manatee & Sarasota Counties. Budget Estimate: $100,000.00
financing 863-673-4325 New 3br/2ba double- This Notice of Intent and the Statement of Intent will be forwarded by pe- E1I51- A Certification of Qualification is not required for long line pavement
financing 863-673-4325 New 3br ba d bl- litition to the Division of Administrative Hearings (DOAH) of the Department striping in Polk County. Budget Estimate: $480,000.00
or 863-675-8888 wide on 1/2 acre lot in of Management Services for the scheduling of an administrative hearing E152- A Certifaton of Qualification is not required for tree trimming,
new subdivision off E pursuantto Sections 120.569 and 120.57, FS. The purpose of the adminis- clearing & grubbing, & power shearing in Polk County. Budget Estimate:
road. $64,900 with HENDRY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS trative hearing will be to present evidence and testimony on the noncompli- $250,000.00
i, I -h $5,000 d NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ance issues alleged by the Department in its Objections, Recommendations, E1I53- A Certification of Qualification is not required for pipe desilting, lin-
l ^ $5,000 down. Monthly and Comments Report and Statement of Intent in order to secure a recom- ing, sealing, & video inspection in Highlands & Okeechobee Counties. Bud-
payment $545. No Notice is hereby given that the Hendry County Board of County Commis- mended order for orwarding to the Administration Commission. get Estimate: $430,000.00
signers will hold a Public Hearing on Tuesday June 8, 2010, at 5:05 PM., in E1154- A Certification of Qualification is not required for chemical mowing-
FELDA PROPERTY credit needed, we fi- the Commission Room, Clewiston City Hall, 15 West Ventura Avenue, Cle- Affected persons ma petition to intervene in this proceeding. A petition wet blade application & litter removal in Highlands & Okeechobee Counties.
10 & 20 acres tracts. nance. 863-673-4325, stone, Florida o review the invent ist of all real property within Hendry for intervention must e filed at least twenty (20) days before the final Budget Estimate: $100,000.00
S863-675-8888. ounty to which the County holds fee simple tie that is appropriate for use hearing and must include all of the information and contents described in EI55- A Certification of Qualification is not required for chemical mowing-
Call 863-675-0687 863-675-8888 as affordable housing Upon conclusion of the Public Hearing, the County Uniform Rule 28 106.205, F.A.C. Pursuant to Section 163.3184(10), F.S., wet blade application & litter removal in Charlotte, Lee, Glades, & Hendry
or 863-673-4212 Commission will consider adoption of a Resolution. no new issues may be alleged as a reason to find a plan or plan amendment Counties. Budget Estimate: $225,000.00
Trade-ins wanted. Get Resolution Title A RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMIS- days after publication of this notice unless the petitioner establishes good moval & replacement in Polk County. Budget Estimate: $140,000.00
up to $10,000 for your SIONERS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA, REVISING THE INVENTORY OF cause for not alleging such new issues within the twenty one (21) day time Complete letting advertisement information for this project is available on
old mobil home an COUNTY OWNED PROPERTY THAT IS APPROPRIATED FOR AFFORDABLE period. The petition for intervention shall be filed at DOAH, 1230 Apalachee our website at http://www.dot.state.fl.us/contractsadministrationdistrictl
F1 1 / oldg mobile nome and HOUSING Parkway, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3060, and a copy mailed or delivered #PLANHOLDERS%20LIST or by calling (863) 519-2559.
A get a new energy effi- tthe local overnment and the Department Failure to petition to inter- 354699 CGS 5/27;6/3/10
cent Jacobsen or Desti- If a person decides to appeal anydecision made by the Hendry County vene within the allowed time frame constitutes a waiver of any right such a
cietIC 3 bsen or Desti- Commission with respect to any ma er discussed at such meeting, he/she person has to request a hearing pursuant to Sections 120.569 and 120.57,
ny home. No cash down will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she F.S., or to participate in the administrative hearing. Earn some extra cash. Your next job could be
Sor more listings, payment needed. Easy may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made,
or more iStings,. a which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is After an administrative hearing petition is timely filed, mediation is Sell your used items in today's classifieds.
financing available with to be based available pursuant to Subsection 163.3189(3t(a), F.S., to any affected per- the classified Did you look for i
go to your good credit son who is made a party to the proceeding by filing that request with the in the declassified Did you look for it?
www.newszap.com 83 4 2 5 BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS administrative law judge assigned by the Division of Administrative Hear
www.newszap.com 8 6 3 6 7 3 4 3 2 5 OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA ings. The choice of mediation shall not affect a party's right to an adminis-
863-675-8888 Janet B. Taylor, Chairwoman trative hearing.
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:LEWISTON/Pioneer, OPENING DATE AND TIME: June 17, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. Florida Department of Transportation Project
bile home on 10 fenced Sealed Bids will be received by the Board of County Commissioners of Bids will be received b the District One Office until 2:00 PM. on Thursday,A S S IF IE D A D
bile home n 10 fenceral Air. Hendry County, Florida, for"Pharmaceubcal Services for Hendry County Jail June 22, 2010, for the folowing Proposals:
acres. New Central Air. Inmates". In order to be considered, Bids must received by the Board of E157- A Certification of Qualification is not required for Miscellaneous As-
Pets welcome. $800 1996 PONTIAC County Commissioners at the C.E. Hall Building (Clerk's Office) in the Hnd- t pairs in Hardee & Desoto Countiest udge Estimate 253,09.00
mo. F/L/S. References GRAND PRIX SE y County Courthouse Complex, 25 E. Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida EI58A Certiication of Qualification is not required for Miscellaneous Con-
F/L/S. RS by June 17, 2010 at 2:00 p.m., at which time all responses to this request crete Repair and Side Drain Pipe Replacement in Hardee & Desoto Countes.
req'd. (954)815-6363 Only 80000 miles, wi be recorded in the presence of one or more witnesses. Budget Estimate: $240,000.00
clean white 2dr,V-6 E1159- A Certification of Qualification is not required for Fence Repairs in
A copy of the Instructions and Bid Documents can be obtained from the Polk County. Budget Estimate: $148,000.00
ABELLE 2BR, 1V2 BA, automatic,Spoil- Hendry County Purchasing Department, located at 165 S. Lee Street, La- E160 A Certifcation of Qualification is not required for Countywide Fertiliz-
covered front & back er,Dual Exhaust, al- Bele, Florida (for pick up, Post Offic Box 2340, LaBelle, FL 33975 (mail- er Application in Polk County. Budget Estimate: $215,000.00
decks, on 5 acres, oy wheels, tinted ing address) or by calling (863) 675-5220 or (863) 983-1585. E161- A Certification of Qualification is not required for Tree Trimming,
decks, on 5 acres loy wheels, tinted Stump Removal, and Clearing and Grubbing in Hardee & Desoto Countes.
$600/mo, $600 sec. Call windows $1,400 This solicitaion does not commit Hendry County to award any contracts to Budget Esti ate: $100,000 .00 i
239)246-5106 /neg (863)675-3847 pay any costs incurred in the preparation of a response to this Bid o to E1162 A Certfication of Qualification is not required for Roadside Ditch
239)2465106 /neg (863)675-3847 contract for any services. The County reserves e right to reect any or all Cleaning in Glades & Hendry Counties. Budget Estimate: $280,000.00
submittals received as a result of this solicitaon, or to cancel in part or in E163 A Certification of Qualification is no required for Shoulder Repair in
LaBelle -1974 N. Bridge 1its entirety this Bid, if it is in the best interest ofthe County to do so. Glades & Hendy Counties. Budget Estmate: $280,000.00
LaBelle -1974 N Bridge E1164 A Certi cation of Qualification is not required for Concrete Strain
St., CLEAN 2br, $450 Hendry County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug/ Pole Removal in Sarasota & Manatee Countes. Budget Estimate:
mo. + $250dep. Smoke Free Work Place65A Certfication of Qualification is not required for Repair and Re-/
863-612-5455. Janet B. Taylor, Chair placement of Guardrail, Handrail, and Pedestrian/Bicycle Railing in Desoto &
Board of County Commissioners Hardee Counties. Budget Estimate: $100,000.00
355952 CB/CN 6/3/10 E1166- A Certfication of Qualifiatbon is not required for Sod Placement in
For more listings Charlotte, Collier, Glades, Hendry, & Lee Counties. Budget Estimate:
go to Join all the people who 67- A Certfication of Qualifiation is not required for Concrete Slab Re-
a "I sold it in the moval and Replacement in Charlotte County. Budget Estimate: $140,000.00
2 banos o 3/2 banos WW .newszap.com Ysa s in E1I68- A Certfication of Qualifiation is not required for Miscellaneous As-
/2 ban 3/2 banclassifieds." halt Repairs in Highlands & Okeechobee Counties. Budget Estimate:
casa en Port LaBelle. Fi- $280,000.00
deo E1I69- A Certification of Qualification is not required for Herbicide Applica-
nacamento por dueno. ". ll Notice of RFP Rankina Meetin tion-Countywide in Highlands County. Budget Estimate: $140,000.00
No credit o mal credito anE1I70- A Certification of Qualification is not required for Herbicide Applica-
Approvado. Llame Notice is hereby iven that there will tion-North in Highlands County. Budget Estimate: $140,000.00
863-612-6511 HENDRY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS be a meeting r ranking the re A Ce on of Quaification is not required for Herbicide Applica-
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING sponses to RFP 2010-13, Section 457 tion-South in Highlands County. Budget Estimate: $140,000.00
Deferred Compensation Plan for the E172- A Certification of Qualification is not required for Guardrail Repair
/2 bans casa movil Notice is hereby given hat the Hendry County Board of County Commis- Hendry County Board of County placement in Manatee & Sarasota Counties. Budget Estimate:
S r l sioners will hold a Public Hearing on Tuesday, June 22, 2010, at 5:05 PM., iine t w E1I73- A Certification of Qualification is not required for Maintenance of
en el center del pueblo in the Commission Room, Hendry County Courthouse, 25 East Hickpoochee June 11, 2010 at 2:00 p.m., in Con- T A Cihk, Highlands, & Okeechobee Countis. Budget Eatena :
de LaBelle. Mal credito Avenue, LaBelle, Florida to discuss granting a solid waste and recyclable rence Room 118 165 000 Le00e P,
Sno credito. Llame materials collection franchise or franchises Hendry County. ree, LaBe, FL 33935. E1I7 A Certification of Qualification is not required for Maintenance of
o c r iIf a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Hendry County es to an de Traffic in Charlotte, Lee, Glades, & Hendry Counties. Budget Estimate:
863-612-6511 Commission with respect to any matter discussed at such meeting, he/she Ifa person decides to appeal any de-
will need a record of the proceedings, and that for such purpose, he/she cision made wih respect to any mat Complete letting advertisement tionor s project is available on00
may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings made, t consdeed at this meeong, Co lete getting awwdvti.seent normnistration fr districtl/t P lac Yrr Al O nlin
BANK REPO'S which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which te appeal is heshe will need hat oruch e #PLANHOLDERS%20 or by calling (863) 5192559. P lace Yo ur A d O nline,
MOVI= TO YOUR I. NO to be based, ceedingS, andnthat, for such purpose, : or by calling (863) 519-2559.
MOVE TO YOUR LAND to be based. he/she may need to ensure fat a 355651 CGS/CB 6/3,10/10
Mobile Home Angels BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS verbatim record of the proceedings is Fro m the C o m fo rt
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Janet B. Taylor, Chairwoman timony and evidence upon which the
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:asa movil 3/2 baios 356166 CB/cN 6/3/10 the classifiedS. NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: TIMS TOW-
lista para ser ocupada. ING & RECOVERY ives Notice of Fore-
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367 W. Hickpoochee Ave. LaBelle FL 33935
Phone: (863) 675-0421
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pole barns, aluminum, concrete
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located in the historic forrey building
Residential & Commercial
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Metal Roofs, Re-Roofs, Roof Repairs
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The company with integrity
Often imitated, never duplicated
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137 S. Industrial Loop #2
863-675-0636 or 239-694-1067
WILL BEAT ALL COMPETITORS
ADVERTISED PRICE ON PUMP-OUTS
V-" TREE SERVICE
Shaping & Topping
tA I E aLLnE Licensed and Insured
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CLUBHOUSE MENTAL and Reoval
for weddings, parties, banquets Bob Cat Service
or any special events Stump Removal
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Submitted pnoto/Mlel larau
Mel Karau, Chairman Hendry County
Republican Party, welcomes County
Commissioner Darrell Harris to their
new Headquarters Office at 200 Main
Street, LaBelle. The office will be open
on Saturdays and Wednesdays from
9 a.m.-1 p.m. Please stop by for cam-
paign material for all candidates.
It's no secret that society provides mixed
messages about alcohol. You should know
that drinking, especially underage drinking,
can have serious consequences. The teen-
age brain is still developing, and alcohol can
impair the areas of the brain that control the
following: Motor coordination, Impulse con-
trol, Memory, Judgment and decision-mak-
ing capacity and, the risky behavior doesn't
Dependence: People who reported start-
ing to drink before the age of 15 were four
times more likely to develop serious drink-
ing problems later in life.
Illicit drug use: More than 67 percent of
young people who start drinking before the
age of 15 will try an illicit drug, according to
the Substance Abuse & Mental Health Ser-
Sexual Activity: Alcohol use by teens is a
strong predictor of both sexual activity and
unprotected sex, including date rape.
Violence: Children who start drinking be-
fore age 15 are 12 times more likely to be
injured while under the influence of alcohol
and 10 times more likely to be in a fight af-
ter drinking, compared with those who wait
until they are 21 to drink, according to the
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services
School: Student substance abuse is a
risk factor for academic problems, such as
lower grades, absenteeism and high drop-
Driving: Traffic crashes are the No. 1 kill-
er of teens and more than one-third of teen
traffic deaths are alcohol related, according
to the Substance Abuse & Mental Health
Source: Substance Abuse &
Mental Health Services Administration.
16 Caloosa Belle June 3, 2010
The following students, and LHS fac-
ulty member Coach Jenny McClain,
have completed the First Respond-
er Course provided in cooperation
with Hendry County EMS. This is the
second class to complete the First
Responder Course. Of these above
students, 14 either have completed
the Academy, or are enrolled for next
Top from left: Crystal DeSantiago,
Brytani Lawmaster, Jenny McClain,
Courtney Bancroft, Christopher Wil-
liams, Deanna Foster, Dianna Welker,
Kirsten Anders, Jennifer Oliva and
Bottom front row from left: Rachel
Harold, Alexia Cruz, Marilu Garza,
Sara Murray; back row: Kendall Ma-
rotti, Sara Urbanowski, Maria Trejo,
Kinsey Whyte, Daisy Trejo, Vicente
Acevedo, Karla Zavala,Yeraldin Gar-
cia, Angela Martinez, Noemi Chair-
LaBelle and Clewiston area schools will
be dismissed early on Tuesday, June 8.
Lunch will not be served on this day. School
bus drivers will follow their regular sched-
ules based upon the early release times.
Pick up LMS report cards
Parents/guardians are welcome to pick-
up your child(s) report card for the fourth
marking period at LaBelle Middle School,
June 14-22 (Tuesday), 8:30 a.m. till 2:30 p.m.
After June 22, report cards will be mailed to
the address that was submitted to LaBelle
Middle School. If your child has not returned
library books, text books, etc. the report
card will be held in the school office until
everything has been returned.
Come to VPK at Country Oaks
Hendry County Schools will again be of-
fering a free summer VPK program at Coun-
try Oaks Elementary School. Children from
Hendry County may attend this program
regardless of what school they will attend
in the fall for Kindergarten. Students must
be 5 years old by September 1, 2010, and
not have attended any other VPK program.
Please call or come by COES to register your
child today and bring a birth certificate, and
proof of residency such as a bill from FPL
or a mortgage or rent receipt. School begins