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Thursday, June 10, 2010
Thursday, June 10, 2010

Vol. 88 No. 23

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At a Glance

Ft. Denaud Bridge
closing June 15
The Ft. Denaud Bridge will be
closed to vehicle traffic on June 15,
from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. For additional
information please call 863-675-

Get ready for children's
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.
If you have any questions, please
call 342-3512.

DAV donations
The Disabled American Veter-
ans DAV LaBelle Chapter 144 is
proud to thank the community
for the support of its Community
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 pro-
gram, Sheriff's Office DARE and
Explorer Programs, Honor Flight
for WW2 veterans, LaBelle Vet-
erans Memorial Park, VA Medical
Center programs, meal programs,
youth programs, Hope Hospice,
Hope Connections and Crisis Cen-
ter and Shelter.

See Page 4 for information about
how to contact the newspaper.
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Delegation will pitch area in

by Patty Brant
Caloosa Belle
Hendry County is a great place
to build a business.
Hendry County Economic De-
velopment Director Roger Harri-
son is taking that message across
the ocean to eager European busi-
nessmen at a trade conference

in Potsdam, Germany, June 11.
The Europeans will be focusing
on opportunities to expand their
green technology businesses.
This European conference could
translate into healthy, sustainable
businesses and jobs for this coun-
ty and region.
The delegation will include
Glades County EDC Director Tra-

cy Whirls and Florida's Heartland
Rural Economic Development Ini-
tiative (FHREDI) Executive Direc-
tor Lynn Topel. The local trio will
be the only representatives from
Florida at the trade mission mak-
ing a pitch for local opportunities
to business people from all over
Mr. Harrison and Ms. Whirls

will be meeting with individual
European CEOs and business
owners that best match up with
what Hendry-Glades has to offer.
Roger Harrison said they will
be focusing on biofuel businesses
to capitalize on the abundance
of organic mass in this area and
the three growing seasons those
types of businesses can take ad-
See Trade Page 2

Get ready

for Fourth

of July
The Greater LaBelle Chamber
of Commerce is heading up the
hometown Fourth of July event. Of
course, the city will put on another
terrific fireworks display about
dark, but the celebration begins at
5 p.m. in Barron Park.
There will be a slide and bounce
house for the kids and the cham-
ber is inviting local organizations
and businesses to join the party.
Vendors may offer any family-
oriented food, items or activities
they choose. Vendors are limited
to chamber members only, so if
you're not currently a member call
Sara at 675-0215. Vendors must
register with the chamber by July
1. There is limited space, so make
your plans now. There is no fee for
vendors to set up.
The chamber is also seeking do-
nations of any amount to help pay
for kids' activities that day. The fun
continues till 8 p.m., leading up to
the fireworks.
The chamber will be selling
barbecue pork sandwiches, $4; hot
dogs $3 both served with chips
and a drink.

Graduation 2010: 'Life is product of your choices'

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Submitted photo/Waddy Thompson

Hats off!
The traditional throwing of hats in the air
marked the moment when the LaBelle High
School Class of 2010 officially said good-
bye to high school. Graduation took place
on the LHS football field Saturday, June 5.
LHS graduated 237 seniors this year. That
evening the new graduates enjoyed Project
Graduation events in the school.
Caloosa Belle/Patty Brant

Classy duet
Olivia Luckey and Joshua Hernandez pro-
vided special music for the 2010 LHS gradu-
ation ceremony.

Free summer film festival

celebrating 29th year of fun

Submitted photo/Mary Risley
From left: Jacob Powell, Recruiter Petty Officer First Class Allen Franklin, and
Amanda Bailey, who departs for the Navy Dec. 14. Another local enlistee, Chris-
tina Ramirez, who departs August 8, is not pictured.

Powell heads for Great Lakes

Jacob Powell signed with the U. S. Navy
on January 8, 2010. Since that time every
week his dedicated recruiter, Petty Officer
First Class Allen Franklin of the U.S. Navy,
would come to LaBelle and train with re-
cruits as well as answer any questions that

the families would have.
Seaman Apprentice Powell (E-2), the
grandson of Corky and Mary Risley, will be
departing to Great Lakes, Illinois, on the 15th
day of June 2010 to be trained in what the
Navy does best, protect our country.

Garcia completes basic training

Navy Seaman Recruit Cynthia Garcia,
daughter of Nora and Sanjuan Garcia of La-
Belle, recently completed U.S. Navy basic
training at Recruit Training Command, Great
Lakes, Ill.
During the eight-week program, Garcia
completed a variety of training which includ-
ed classroom study and practical instruction
on naval customs, first aid, firefighting, wa-
ter safety and survival and shipboard and
aircraft safety. An emphasis was also placed
on physical fitness.
The capstone event of boot camp is "Bat-

tie Stations." This exercise gives recruits the
skills and confidence they need to succeed
in the fleet. "Battle Stations" is designed to
galvanize the basic warrior attributes of sac-
rifice, dedication, teamwork and endurance
in each recruit through the practical applica-
tion of basic Navy skills and the core values
of Honor, Courage and Commitment.
Its distinctly "Navy" flavor was designed
to take into account what it means to be a
Garcia is a 2005 graduate of LaBelle High

Celebrating the 29th Summer Family, or-
ganizers thank you for the wonderful sup-
port the Summer Film Festival has received
over the years. This success is due to the
community's generosity.
The purpose of the Summer Film Festival
is to provide family fun and recreation for
the youth during the summer months. This
is not a religious event.
This year's festival will feature six family
films, some animated, and mostly produced
by Disney.
Sponsors are thanked via a PowerPoint
presentation shown at the beginning of each
of the 24 showings to over 650 folks (adults
and youth). The 6 p.m. showing features
films that will appeal to the community's
young adults.
The Film Festival is open and free to ev-
eryone. Your sponsorships make it all pos-
sible. Please invite your friends and family.
The popcorn is great. Extra showings are

offered for the summer camps, including
RCMA and the Hendry-LaBelle Recreation
programs, if needed.
Sponsorships are available if you would
like to continue this wholesome family
event. If you have any questions, please do
not hesitate to call Kathy Avery, coordinator,
at 675-0900.
This year's schedule is:
Early showings 9:30 a.m., 1 p.m. 3 p.m.
Evening showing 6 p.m.
Tuesday, June 15 Astro Boy a.m.; Old
Dogs 6 p.m.
Tuesday, June 22- Tooth Fairy a.m.; Race
to Witch Mountain 6 p.m.
Tuesday, June 29 Up a.m. Flicka 2 6
Tuesday, July 6 -Cloudy with Chance of
Meatballs a.m. Alice in Wonderland 6: p.m.
Tuesday, July 13 The Princess and the
Frog a.m.; Secrets of the Mountain 6 p.m.
Tuesday July 20 To be announced.

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vantage of here. Scholarships and grants
through FHREDI are paying for the trip that
will focus on marketing this region.
The Europeans are light years ahead of
us in green technology, Mr. Harrison said,
and at this time it's cheaper to manufacture
here than in Europe. The timing is right.
It's important to remember that this trade
mission is a "fishing expedition," geared to
making initial contact with good business
"A 'win' would be to get a visit a lead -
from this conference," Mr. Harrison said. In
addition to readily available raw materials,

Mr. Harrison said another strong point for
this area is the ability to train a local work-
force through curricula tailored to the cli-
ent's needs at Edison College and FGCU.
"We can't wait for people to come to
us," Mr. Harrison said, adding that it's vital
to be proactive in attracting business, espe-
cially the types of business that will be good
neighbors and good employers.
"Everybody has land. Everybody has a
workforce," Mr. Harrison points out, "It's
this type of personal introduction that can
make the difference. We have to go where
the businesses are."

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June 10, 2010

DOT plans roadwork in Hendry, Glades Counties

Motorists should be aware that the De-
partment of Transportation will be working
on a number of roadways locally in the com-
ing weeks. Including Glades County:
C.R. 720: From the Hendry County line to
north of the Hendry/Glades County line (ap-
proximately 4.8 miles) crews will be install-
ing construction signs and placing erosion
control devices (silt fencing) during the next
several weeks in preparation for resurfacing
the road and installing guardrail. Please use
extra caution when traveling through the
work area. The contractor is C.W Roberts
Contracting, Inc.
S.R. 29: From the Hendry County line to
U.S. 27: Crews will be painting the lines in the
roadway over the next two weeks, weather
permitting. No lane closures are anticipated,
but motorists should expect a slow moving
operation with possible delays.
In Hendry County:
C.R. 832 (Keri Road): From S.R. 29 to
east of S.R. 29 (approximately 9 miles): This
project consists of milling and resurfacing
and drainage improvements. Crews placed
silt fencing for erosion control and construc-
tion signs along the project corridor. Paving

operations will occur from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.,
Monday through Saturday. Nighttime work
is not anticipated, but during the job, mo-
torists should expect temporary, alternating
one-lane closures. Flagmen will be on site
directing traffic. Please use extra caution
when traveling through the work area. The
contractor is C.W Roberts Contracting.
S.R. 80: From Clark Street to Birchwood
Parkway: This project is widening the road-
way from two to four lanes. Motorists should
expect intermittent lane closures to allow
vehicles and equipment to enter and exit
the work area. The contractor plans to shift
traffic on Collingswood Parkway to the east
the week of Monday, June 7, weather per-
mitting. Forrey Drive will also have daytime
road closures the week of Monday, June 7,
weather permitting so crews can complete
the new S.R. 80 mainline roadway. Traffic
will be detoured to Clark Street to the west
of Forrey Drive during working hours and
the road will be re-opened at the end of the
day. Please be aware of slow moving traffic
and possible delays. The contractor is C.W
Roberts Contracting, Inc.
S.R. 29/LaBelle Drawbridge: Work

Arrest Reports

Terry Flo Ortega, 37, was arrested June 4
and charged with possession of a controlled
substance without a prescription and pos-
sess/use of drug equipment. Sgt. Olvera was
arresting officer.
Bruce Lee Green, 28, was arrested May
26 and charged with criminal mischief $200-
$1,000 subsequent offense and trespass
property not a structure or conveyance. Sgt.
F. Herrera was arresting officer.
Amanda Leigh Paris, 30, was arrested
May 30 and charged with grand theft $300-
$5,000. She was also arrested and charged
with petit theft second degree first offense,
dealing in stolen property, resisting an of-
ficer obstruction without violence and pos-
session/use of drug equipment. J. Perez was
arresting officer.
Nicholas Junior Thomas, 26, was arrested
June 1 and charged with a nonmoving traf-
fic violation driving with a suspended license
habitual offender. Sgt. Olvera was arresting
Joshua Wayne Proffitt, 26, was arrested

May 28 and charged with a nonmoving traffic
violation reckless driving first offense, resist-
ing an officer flee/elude etc. with lights and
siren, flee/eluding a law enforcement officer
at high speed, a non-moving traffic violation
driving with a suspended license habitual of-
fender, aggravated battery on a law enforce-
ment officer etc., cruelty to a child without
great harm and resisting an officer without
violence. Sgt. Olvera was arresting officer.
Matthew Jordan Cisneros, 17, was arrest-
ed May 27 and charged with battery caus-
ing bodily harm, assault on a public/private
education employee and disorderly conduct
affray. Ty Marshall was arresting officer.
Christopher Owen Bennett, 19, was ar-
rested May 26 and charged with larceny -
grand theft $10,000-$20,000. Sgt. L. Morales
was arresting officer.
Robert Wade Hemmings, 36, was arrest-
ed May 26 and charged with nonmoving traf-
fic violation driving with a suspended license
first offense and possession of a controlled
substance without a prescription. Sgt. Elver
arresting officer.

began on Tuesday, June 1, and is estimated
for completion in early 2011. Crews will be
making electrical, mechanical and structural
repairs to the bridge. This rehabilitation proj-
ect will extend the service life of the bridge
15 to 20 years with continued routine main-
tenance. The contractor is Coastal Marine
During June, work activity is not expected
to affect traffic.
Variable message boards in Glades and
Hendry Counties will alert drivers to bridge
From July 5 to August 8, the bridge will
be closed 24/7 to all traffic.
From August through project comple-
tion, motorists should expect some night-
time/overnight bridge closures from 8 p.m.-5
Local traffic, with the exception of heavy
trucks and other heavy vehicles, may use the
Ft. Denaud Bridge when the S.R. 29 draw-


checks reported

Hendry County deputies responded to U-
Save Grocery after receiving a call reporting
someone trying to cash a counterfeit check.
Deputy Herman Blendsoe spoke with a
store clerk and Assistant Store Manager who
reported a man, later identified as 39-year-
old David Alex Griffin, attempted to cash a
check drawn on the Hendry County School
Board in the amount of $395. Both the store
clerk and assistant manager noticed that the
check was identical to two others that had
been cashed earlier in the week. Employees
gave Blendsoe a description of the vehicle
and tag number. Griffin was located a short
distance from store. At the store he was posi-
tively identified by the store clerk and placed
under arrest.
David Alex Griffin was charged with
Forgery, Uttering a False Instrument, Pass
Counterfeit Check, Counterfeiting of Pay
Instrument with Intent to Defraud and was
released on $4,000 bond. Hendry County
Sheriff's Office Investigators are attempting
to locate two other individuals also identi-
fied in cashing fraudulent checks.

bridge is closed. Motorists are advised the
Ft. Denaud Bridge has a five-ton weight re-
striction, which will be strictly enforced. The
Alva Bridge in east Fort Myers also is under
construction and is weight restricted at 30
tons. No through truck traffic is permitted at
this location. The detour route during S.R. 29
bridge closures is S.R. 78 and S.R. 80 (east/
west) and S.R. 29 and U.S. 27 (north/south).
Drivers also may choose alternate routes de-
pending on destinations.
S.R. 29: From C.R. 832 to Sears Road
Department crews will be clearing the right
of way. No lane closures are anticipated.

Notice is hereby given that there will be a
meeting for ranking the responses to
Hendry County RFP 2010-17, Solid Waste
and Recyclable Materials Collection
Services. It will be held on June 16, 2010,
at 3:00 p.m., in the Hendry County
Commission Chambers, 25 E. Hickpochee
Ave, LaBelle, FL 33935.
If a person decides to appeal any deci-
sion made with respect to any matter con-
sidered at this meeting, he/she will need a
record of the proceedings, and that, for
such purpose, he/she may need to ensure
that a verbatim record of the proceedings
is made, which record includes the testi-
mony and evidence upon which the
appeal is to be based.




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Letters to the editor

It's not too late to ensure our
community counts
The 2010 Census is in full swing and even
if you haven't mailed in your census form,
there's still time to ensure that our commu-
nity counts.
Households that haven't yet participated
in the 2010 Census will receive a visit from
a census enumerator. These census workers
are from our community and will ask you the
same questions that are on the 2010 Census
questionnaire. The visit should take no more
than 10 minutes and your participation will
benefit our community for a decade. Don't
worry about the confidentiality of your infor-
mation; it is protected by law and no one,
not even the president, has access to it.
It's important to be counted on the census,
because census numbers at least partially de-
termine the amount of funding our community
gets for everything from healthcare services to
school programs, roads and bridges to federal
disaster relief programs. It also determines our
representation in Congress.
Rural counties, like ours, have been his-
torically underrepresented in the census. In
2000, Florida's 32 rural counties had an aver-
age response rate of only 52 percent. That
means nearly half of the state's rural county
residents weren't counted.
We can do better. Open your door to the
clearly-identified census taker. A few min-
utes is all it takes to make sure our commu-
nity counts. For more information about the
2010 Census, visit
Janet B. Taylor, Chairwoman
Hendry County Board
of County Commissioners

Law Enforcement Memorial Day
I would like to express my thanks to Sher-
iff Steve Whidden, and the Hendry County
Sheriff's Department for my award. I am
humbled and grateful. I would also like
to thank Mr. Robert Buker Jr., President of
United States Sugar Corporation and Mrs.
Kersten Maxson of Beef O'Brady's for their
generous gifts.
Last but not least, my thanks to the Lau-
rel Oaks Citizen Patrol members who give
their time to protect our neighborhood. I
share this award with them.
Bob Pool

Caloosa Belle
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To Reach Us
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Physical Address: 22 Ft. Thompson Ave.
Phone: (863) 675-2541 Fax: (863) 675-1449

To Submit News
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readers. Opinions, calendar items, story ideas and
photographs are welcome. Call (863) 675-2541 to
reach our newsroom. The deadline for all news items
is 11 a.m. on Monday prior to the following
Thursday's publication.

By Les Morgan, pastor
Caloosa Baptist Church, LaBelle
Often I receive emails from people in
my congregation or friends from around
the country. They know I am always look-
ing for inspirational stories or resources for
sermons, as well as the articles I write. I ap-
preciate their help very much. My file box is
nigh unto overflowing with creative sugges-
tions I have collected over the years.
Recently I received the following piece
that "rattled me." As you read it see if it does
the same for you. I regret that I don't know
where this came from, who write it original-
ly, or from whom I received it. Perhaps that
is not as important as the "bang" this article
contains. Warning: it will touch you...
I sat, with two friends, in a quaint restau-
rant. As we talked, my attention was drawn
outside. Walking into town was a man who
appeared to be carrying all his worldly
goods on his back and a well-worn sign: 'I
will work for food.' My heart sank.
I brought him to the attention of my
friends and others focused on him, too. His
image lingered in my mind. We finished
and went our separate ways. I had errands
to do. I glanced toward the town square,
looking halfheartedly for the strange visi-
tor. Seeing him again would call for some
response. The Spirit of God kept speaking
to me: 'Don't go back to the office until
you've at least driven once more around
the square.' With some hesitancy, I headed
back into town. There he was, standing on
the steps of the church, going through his
I stopped, feeling both compelled to
speak to him, yet wanting to drive on. The
parking space on the corner seemed to be
an invitation to park. I pulled in, and ap-
proached the town's newest visitor.
'Looking for the pastor?' I asked. 'Not re-
ally,' he replied, 'just resting.'
'Have you eaten today?' 'Oh, I ate some-
thing early this morning.'
'Would you like to have lunch with me?'
I asked 'Do you have some work I could do
for you?' he replied.
'No work. I commute here to work from
the city, but I would like to take you to
lunch."Sure,' he replied with a smile.
As he began to gather his things, I asked,
"Where you headed?" "St. Louis," he said.
"Well, where you from?" I probed. "Oh,
all over; mostly Florida," was the answer.

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"How long you been walking?" "Four-
teen years," he said.
I knew I had met someone unusual. His
face was weathered beyond his 38 years.
His eyes were dark yet clear, and he spoke
with an eloquence that was startling. He
removed his jacket to reveal a bright red
T-shirt that said, 'Jesus is The Never Ending
Then Daniel's story began to unfold. He
had seen rough times early in life, made
some wrong choices and reaped the con-
sequences. While backpacking across the
country, he had stopped in Daytona. He
tried to hire on with some men who were
putting up a tent. The tent would not house
a concert but revival services, and in those
services he saw life more clearly. He gave
his life over to God.
"Nothing's been the same since. I felt the
Lord telling me to keep walking, and so I
"Ever think of stopping?" I asked. "Oh,
once in a while, when it seems to get the
best of me But God has given me this call-
ing. I give out Bibles. That's what's in my
sack. I work to buy food and Bibles, and I
give them out when His Spirit leads."
I sat amazed. My homeless friend was
not homeless. He was on a mission and
lived this way by choice. The question
burned inside for a moment and then I
asked: 'What's it like?'
"To walk into a town carrying all your
things on your back and to show your
"Oh, it was humiliating at first. People
would stare and make comments. Once
someone tossed a piece of half-eaten bread
and made an unkind gesture. But then it be-
came humbling to realize that God was us-
ing me to touch lives and change people's
concepts of other folks like me."
I was changing, too. We finished eating
and gathered his things. Just outside the
door, he turned to me and said, 'Come Ye
blessed of my Father and inherit the king-
dom I've prepared for you. For when I was
hungryyou gave me food, when I was thirsty
you gave me drink, a stranger and you took
me in." I felt as if we were on holy ground.
"Could you use another Bible?" I asked.
He said he preferred a certain transla-
tion. It traveled well and was not too heavy.
It was also his personal favorite. "I've read

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through it 14 times," he said.
"Where are you headed from here?' I
asked. "Well, I found this little map on the
back of this amusement park coupon."
'Are you hoping to hire on there?" I
asked. "No, I just figure someone there
needs a Bible, so I'm going." He radiated
the sincerity of his mission.
As I drove him back to the town-square
it started raning. "Would you sign my auto-
graph book?' he asked. 'I like to keep mes-
sages from folks I meet." I left him a scrip-
ture from Jeremiah 29:11 'I know the plans
I have for you, declared the Lord, 'plans to
prosper you and not to harm you; Plans to
give you a future and a hope."'
"Thanks, man," he said. 'I know we just
met and we're really just strangers, but I
love you." "I know," I said. "I love you, too.
The Lord is good!" "Yes, He is," he replied.
"How long has it been since someone
hugged you?" I asked. 'A long time," he re-
plied. In the drizzling rain, my new friend
and I embraced. I felt deep inside that I
had been changed. He put his things on his
back, smiled big and said, "See you in the
New Jerusalem." "I'll be there!" was my
He began his journey again. He headed
away with his sign dangling from his bed-
roll and pack of Bibles. He turned and said,
"When you see something that makes you
think of me, will you pray for me?"
"You bet,' I shouted back. "God bless."
"God bless." And that was the last I saw of
Leaving my office that night, the wind
blew strong. The cold front had settled in
town. I hurried to my car. I reached for the
emergency brake, I saw them.... a pair of
well-worn brown work gloves neatly laid
over the length of the handle. I picked them
up and thought of my friend and wondered
if his hands would stay warm that night
without them. I remembered his words: "If
you see something that makes you think of
me, will you pray for me?"
Today his gloves lie on my desk in my of-
fice. They help me to see the world and its
people in a new way. I shall pass this way
but once. Therefore, any good that I can do
or any kindness that I can show, let me do it
now, for I shall not pass this way again.
Dr. Les Morgan is pastor of Caloosa Bap
tist Church in LaBelle, located200 yards be
hind Flora & Ella's on Highway 80.

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'Daniel's Gloves' a moving story

June 10, 2010 Caloosa Belle

Church Briefs

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-

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.

VBS at First Baptist Church
June 21-25 from 9 a.m.-noon Monday-
Friday. Saddle up for Saddle Ridge RanchT"!
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 Bi-
ble Study Bunkhouse. All at the First Baptist
Church of LaBelle, 330 North Main Street.
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
Children age 5-5th grade from all over La-
Belle 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
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
the church.

Changes at Freedom Fellowship
Freedom Fellowship Ministries' office
hours remain the same, 9-1 Mondays. The
food bank is open during this time. The
counseling center will be canceling activities
for the time being. For assistance please call
the office at 862-612-9899.

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LaBelle Baptist Temple

welcomes new pastor

LaBelle Baptist Temple is pleased to an-
nounce their selection of a new pastor.
Jim Horton and his wife Sharon served as
missionaries in Colombia, South America.
Dr. Horton has also pastored in California,
Florida, and Indiana, and most recently, as
assistant to the pastor at Winkler Road Bap-
tist Church in Ft. Myers, Florida.
We would like to invite you to meet Pastor
Horton this Sunday morning. LaBelle Bap-
tist Temple is located six miles west of La-
Belle on Hwy. 80 next to the Animal Hospital
and Riverbend Motorcoach Resort. Regular
service times are: Sunday School 9:45 a.m.,
Sun Services 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m., and

Wednesday at 7 p.m. There
are Sunday School classes
for all ages and Junior
Church for the young peo-
ple on Sunday morning. A
ride on the church bus is
available for the Sunday
School and Sunday morn-
ing services. And a nursery
is provided during all services.
LaBelle Baptist Temple, where the Scrip-
ture, the music and the fellowship honors
the Lord.
Call (863) 675-4807 for more informa-

Fall registration now open at ESC

Registration for Fall classes at Edison
State College is open to all Degree-Seeking
students. Registration opens to the general
public June 14.
"We want to accommodate every student
who chooses Edison State College," said Dr.
Steve Atkins, Vice President for Student and
Academic Affairs. "Early enrollment allows
us to best prepare our professors and class-
rooms for the students."

In the past three years enrollment at ESC
has grown more than 50-percent, bringing
total student enrollment to more than 21,000.
ESC has been the fastest growing state col-
lege in Florida for the past two years.
For more information about how to regis-
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June 10, 2010

Caloosa Belle

. Health Department programs

featured on Lee Pitts Live

Submitted photo/Mary Risley

Wrap up
2010 Relay for Life Wrap-up had an amazing turn out as laughter, excitement,
and stories of the night of Relay were being shared. Wrap up is a time we set
aside to thank persons and business that went all out to make our Relay such
a success. Without them there would be no Relay. Total amount raised $42,000.
Top five teams: City of LaBelle; First Baptist Church of LaBelle; Country Ped-
dler Country Oaks Elementary School; Christ Central. Best Campsite: Country
Peddler. Best Food: City of LaBelle. Top Fundraiser: City of LaBelle; 2010 Event
Sponsors: Salazar Machine and Steel Inc., DAV, Board of County Commission-
ers, DUDA, Double Image Salon. I would like to personally thank everyone in-
volved in making this a successful year. Mary Risley.

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Urias, Family Support Worker
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County Health Departments
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Gracie discussed the
Healthy Start Program and
Jim Martinson discussed the
Healthy Families Program
which are offered through the
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Hazel Louise Kennington, 88
LABELLE -Hazel Louise Kennington, age 88,
of LaBelle, passed away June 4, 2010 in LaBelle.
She was born July 15, 1921, in Hamilton, Ala.,
the daughter of the late James Luther Simmons
and the late Lela Frances (Kerr) Simmons. She

was a wonderful
Christian, mother,
grandmother, moth-
er-in-law, sister and
friend. A resident of
LaBelle since 1958,
Louise was a mem-

ber of First Christian
Church and Ameri-
can Legion Post
#130 Women's Aux-
Survivors in-
clude her son,
Henry E. Kennington Jr. (Suzy) of La-
Belle; daughters, Ellen Glass of Ocala, Linda
Henderson (Meredith) of Walterboro, S.C., Judi
Kennington-Korf (Scott) of LaBelle; brother, Bill
Simmons (Bonnie) of Alabaster, Ala.; grandchil-
dren, Melody, Bradley, Jarrod, Katie, Joey, Ke-

vin, Holly and Michael and ten great-
grandchildren. She was preceded in death by
her husband, Henry E. Kennington Sr. in July,
Her life was celebrated Monday, June 7, 2010,
10 a.m. at Akin-Davis Funeral Home, 560 E.
Hickpochee Ave., LaBelle with Pastor W T.
Maddox Jr. officiating. Interment followed in
Fort Denaud Cemetery, LaBelle.
Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home -
Joyce Loretta Easterly
OCALA, FL. -Joyce Loretta Easterly, Age 73
of Ocala, Florida passed away Friday, June 4th,
2010, in Houma, LA.
She was formerly a resident of Naples, Fla. for

43 years. She was born September 28th, 1936 a
daughter of the late Andrew Lafite & Zora Bal-
Loretta is survived by her loving husband of 56
years, Robert Easterly; three sons, Robert, David
(Virginia) and William Easterly; 12 grandchil-
dren; four great-grandchildren; two brothers
and three sisters.
There will be a visitation on Wednesday, June
9th, from 1:30 2:00 p.m., in Hodges Funeral
Home, with a funeral service at 2:00 p.m. in the
Hodges Chapel.
Interment will follow immediately after the
Loretta will be greatly missed by her loving
family and friends.

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June 10, 2010

Community Briefs

Moose plans special event
The men and women of the LaBelle
Moose Lodge invite you to their first ever Rib
Cook Off and Fun day June 10. The cook off
is open to members of the Moose Chapter.
Entry fee is two slabs of ribs cooked your
special way. Activities begin at 1 p.m. Rib
judging at 4 p.m. Games and prizes galore.
Bring your appetite. Dinners will be sold af-
ter judging. If you would like to participate,
contact Chuck Drawdy at 673-1868. There
will also be a raffle for a gas barbecue grill.
Drawing at 8 p.m. Winner need not be pres-
ent. Members and prospective guests only.

Fish fry, breakfast
American Legion Post 130 invites the
community to its Fish Fry every first Friday
of the month at 5 p.m. and breakfast buffet
first Sunday at 8 a.m. in the Legion Hall on
Hwy. 80W

Widows to meet
The Widows Support Group will meet for
lunch June 17 at 11:30 a.m. at the Log Cabin
Barbecue. All widows welcome.

Karaoke at VFW
Enjoy karaoke with Ray Friday, June 11,
at 5 p.m. at VFW Post 10100, SR 29S. Bring
a covered dish.

Spring recital
The Dance Company invites everyone
to its Spring Performance June 11 and 12
at LHS beginning at 7 p.m. Tickets are avail-
able for purchase at the Dance Company, in
the south side of City Plaza behind the UPS,
or at the door if available. Call 675-0432 for
more information.

Club to hold Cruise In
The South Central Florida Car Club will
hold its monthly Cruise In, on June 16, at
the Popeye's on SR 80 from 6-8 p.m. All car
owners and enthusiasts are welcome to at-

Donate old cars
Now that summer is here people may be
thinking of donating their old cars a pat of a
clean up. The Boys and Girls Clubs would be

happy to take your old cars. People donat-
ing to the clubs will not only get rid of the
unwanted car, but will be contributing to the
clubs. Boys and Girls Clubs really work with
kids in most communities and offer a safer
place. If you wish to donate a car, call 800-
246-0493 donations are tax deductible

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
Hendry County.
For more information or to be added to
the Partnership e-mail list please contact Va-
larie James at 863-674-4041 ext 128.

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.

Apply for Kiwanis
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.

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.

Turkey shoot
Come to the Pioneer Plantation Volunteer
Fire Department's Turkey Shoot June 25-26,
beginning at 7 p.m. Turkey: $3 donation;
ham: $4 donation. Pioneer VFD is located at
2499 Hendry Isles Blvd.

Summer reading kick off:
Ronald McDonald
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 summer
programs will receive a certificate for a free
hamburger from McDonalds, compliments
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.

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
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
(561) 924-2243.

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LaBelle Sports Network (LSN) adds video to sports wire
You've read the stories and seen the photos. Now it's time to watch the plays! r
LaBelle Sports Network, the Caloosa Belle's free Web site devoted to youth, recreation-
al and leisure sports, has been featuring a convenient online Sports Wire tool in which
leagues, organizations, schools and individuals can submit their news.
Now, three video components have been added to Sports Wire to enhance your enjoy-
ment and opportunity to share content to the site. Outstanding Plays, Outstanding Perfor-
mances and Bloopers are brief video clips, accompanied by a short story, that highlight
exceptional occurrences in the local sports community.
For an example of an Outstanding Play, visit From the Home Page,
click on LaBelle, then select the sports tab and go to LSN. Once on the site, select "Sports
Wire" and then click on "Outstanding Play." You'll see seventh grader Nate Jensen of Holy
Rosary School in Kenosha, WI, making an incredible, full-court basketball shot, which his
mother filmed from the bleachers.
For an example of an outstanding performance, select "Sports Wire" and then click on
"Outstanding Performance." You'll see Carthage College student of Kenosha, WI, Doug
Fitzgerald putting on a stunning display of soccer ball juggling.
If you would like to add an Outstanding Play, Outstanding Performance or Blooper to
LSN, select the "Sports Wire" tab at the top of the page and access "Add a new Sports Wire"
link. \ Select "Outstanding Play, Performance or Blooper." Input the required information
and click "Submit" when finished. Registration is required and all Outstanding Plays, Out-
standing Performances and Bloopers must be approved by a Sports Editor.
For more information on LSN or how to get started, contact Renee Hawley, LSN Sports
Marketing Manager, at or 1-888-853-7904 ext. 323.

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nWin a $25
Gift Certificate to
Forrey's Grill
The LaBelle Sports Network and the Caloosa Belle, announces a
photo contest for the best community sports photograph posted
to our online sports website -To visit the LaBelle Sports Network
online, go to, click on the LaBelle homepage, then
the Sports tab in the upper right. Photos must be posted on the
site by 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.

Caloosa Belle/Dale Conyers

Winner of the

Photo of the

Top: Rockhounds Coach Paul
Martin accepts a gift certifi-
cate from Matt Germaine of
Forry's Grill.

Submitted photo

Winning photo
Right: Hey, batter, batter!
Young Byron Hendry of the
Rockhounds gets into the
great American game.

Caloosa Belle

June 10, 2010

Awards given at annual 4-H awards banquet

by Sonja Crawford
4-H/Livestock Agent
The Hendry County 4-H Program held its Annual 4-H Awards -A
Banquet at the LaBelle Civic Center. Members received award
pins in the different 4-H project areas from cooking and arts and
crafts to steer, swine and dairy goats.
Moreover, Junior and Senior 4-H members received certifi-
cates and premiums for placing in the top two in the LaBelle
Youth Livestock Show record book competition in several
project areas. Furthermore, the Junior and Senior 4-H member
awards from the Hendry County Fair were awarded at the fair
banquet. Leaders and other adult volunteers were recognized
for their many years of service and dedication to the 4-H pro- TT
gram from one year to 33 years of service.
Mr. Donnie Shaw was awarded the Outstanding Leader
Award after receiving letters of recommendation from his 4-H
club members. This is Mr. Shaw's sixth year providing leader-
ship to the Hendry County 4-H Club Program as the leader of the
Silver Saddles 4-H Club. Several 4-H members received special
recognition for their accomplishments in 4-H: Dustin Padgett
received the Outstanding Junior 4-H Award plaque with Britt-
ney Harrell achieving the Outstanding Intermediate 4-H Award
plaque and Jaydee Hull was awarded the Outstanding Senior
4-H Award plaque. These awards were based on letters re-
ceived from 4-H leaders outlining their accomplishments in the
overall 4-H program. Taylor Beatty and Jaydee Hull received the
Pro Steadman 4-H Scholarship in the amount of $1,000 each.
The Hendry County 4-H Office would like to express its ap- Submitted photos/Sonja Crawford
preciation to the parents, leaders and volunteers who attended Pictured from left: Brittney Harrell, Outstanding Intermediate Submitted photos/Sonja Crawford
the awards banquet in support of the 4-H program. Without all 4-H'er; Dustin Padgett, Outstanding Junior 4-H'er; and Emily Pictured from left: Sonja Crawford and
of you, giving your time and talents, we would not be able to Hull accepting the Outstanding Senior 4-H'er Award for Jaydee Donnie Shaw, 2010 Outstanding Lead-
reach the lives of many youth in Hendry County. Hull. er of the Year.

LHS runners excel in area events

On Saturday morning May 15, Gabriel
Barron won the 5th Annual Turtle Trot
5k held at Lovers Key. He ran the 3.1 mile
course in 16 minutes and 54 seconds. He de-
feated more then 350 other runners. Gabriel
runs both Cross Country and Track, and
plays Soccer at the High School. On Sunday
morning June 6, Caleb Baker competed in
the 24th annual Fitness Challenge Triathlon

held in Naples. Caleb won the 16-19 year old
male age group.
He ran 3.1 miles, Biked 9.3 miles and fin-
ished with a 1/4 mile swim in the gulf in 57
minutes and 43 seconds. He was 43rd over-
all out of over 650 athletes. He also runs
Cross Country and Track at the High School.
Both athletes will be seniors next year at La-
Belle High School.

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Summer football camp
Summer Football Camp will be June
21-June-24, 1-4:30 p.m. Anyone interested

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Key Club
LaBelle High School Key Clubbers have completed their first project for
2010-2011. These students have been working hard throughout the last few
weeks after school to make dolls for needy kids. They started with a long
strip of cloth and turned the cloth into homemade dolls for those who are
unfortunate. Pictured are, bottom from left: Elaine Guerrero, Asma Saheed,
Laura Raulerson, Matthew Thomason and Mrs. Shahlaine Dhillon. Top from
left: Mrs. Tracy Nobles, Amy Marquez, Tammi Flores, Courtney Bancroft, Jes-
sica Madrid, Kiah Tippett, Elias Carmona and Lucas Talada.

Booklet makes it easier to ID trees

A fun, easy-to-use tree identification book-
let is available from the nonprofit Arbor Day
Foundation. The booklet, What Tree Is That?,
helps people identify trees in a simple, step-
by-step process.
What Tree Is That? features hand-drawn
botanical illustrations highlighting the dis-
tinctive characteristics of many tree species.
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S of LaBelle, $63,840 Seller financ- 439 AC, S. OF ARCADIA. Beautiful
ing with substantial down pay- land. Improved pasture, cabbage
ment. Addl 107 ac available; may and oak hammock S of CR 760
divide. BRING OFFERS! $3,514,800. BRING OFFERS!
* RANCH: 40 ACRES with 3/2 76+ ACRES South of LaBelle,
mobile home, large steel build- may divide, $5,500 PERACRE
ing, barns, cow pens, 2200 S.F. HOME on .9 AC in
guest/caretaker apt., 491,000. Double J Acres, $130,000.
FINANCING Adjoins top listing 145 ACRES WORKING
on SR 80W Commercial potential, part, lots of wildlife $5,000 PER
$79,500. Seller will consider ACRE. WILLDIVIDE
financing with 25% down. CONVENIENCE STORE, beer
BRING OFFERS! 4.41 AC WITH and wine license. Busy Cowboy
mobile home, Double J Acres, Way Corner. 450,000. SELLER
* 5 ac on Sunset Trail $69,500. mercial /industrial building, for-
SELLER FINANCING mer drive-thru store, corner of
320 ACRES, MUSE, paved road. SR29 and S. Industrial Loop.
Beautiful property with creek. $499,000.
$9,800 PER ACRE. Owner will FARM LEASE: 40 ACS ON CR 78
consider split into 2 parcels 14 ACRES, 1-75 AND
S. Great location for conven- intersection, near river.
ience store, laundry, restaurant, $2,500,000.
etc. REDUCED $89,500 80 AC. Charlotte Co. Fenced,
* 16.79 ACRES South of LaBelle, some pasture, oak &pine. Old
$129,500. mobile. $280,000.



$1,500,000 Bea- $499,000 3/2 home $159,900 3/2 Unique
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* Relax the rural way! Situated on 1.25 acs in
growing Montura, beautiful new 2006 3/2
manufactured home. SELLER FINANCING
AVAILABLE! $129,900

* Riverfront Immaculate 3/2 waterway estate
on 1.14+/- acres outside of LaBelle. Home is
2,425 sq. ft. of living area with overspacious
kitchen, pantry, screened pool and a 1,944 sq.
ft. workshop with office, bath and a generator
compressor room. $795,000.
* Horse lovers welcome! 4/2.5 on 3.24+/- in
Port LaBelle Ranchettes. 2,500 sq. ft of living
area, 2 car garage, wrap around porch and
more. $335,000.
* Corporate owned! 2004 CBS home on
4.98+/- acres locaUlltDi LaBelle. Ceramic
tile, fireplace, ( GN U GRA 'T much more.
* Corporated owned! 3/2 CBS home
located in Clewiston close to shopping
and schools. $115,000.
* Corporate owned! 3/2 CBS pod
home on .497- NIERiLehigh Acres.
Ceramic tij N citr kitchen,
den/office anl Tots more? $2,900.
* Corporate owtd~g CBS me on .95+/-
of an acre. Loct d .ilewiston and
LaBelle. $89,900
* Corporate owned! 4/2 CBS home on
50+/- of an acre with over 3,400+/- sq.
ft. of living area dn 2 car garage. Needs
a little TLC $79,000.
* Cozy 2/1 in Port LaBelle. Completely
redone form top to bottom. Have to
see! $70,000.
* Corporate owned! 3/2 CBS on corner lot.
Features fenced yard, ceramic tile, spacious liv-
ing room and much more. $59,900.
* Corporate ownel(j M Red in LaBelle.
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* Corporate ownegADlig igh Acres locat-
ed off Bell Blv ,Li lgqe with over
lm500+/- sq. ofTivng area. $,00
* Corporate owned! 4/2 CBS home located off
Belle Blvd near SR82 $55,000.
S3/1 CBS home in city limits of LaBelle. Move
in ready conidtion. $55,000.
* Corporate ownaf Sbi R3S home on
corner lot. $54,9 uL1...!
* Corporate ownoil t_ CBS home close
to schools & ,Zitn l in Lehight
Acres. $52,50N f lf"
* Corporate ovudAi/2 yd in the heart
of Lehigh Acres Wt p j '.
* Corporate own el 2,lWine on over-
sized corner lot iniM ilJ& l 42,500.
SCortpatwei d t Wa ctldicorner
lot in LtCijmte $Wl1 "n H,,
* Corp 6 ,6eed of
some T.,u "' n
* Corporate owned! 2/2 Handyman special.
Located in Moore Haven. $19,900.
* Great investn lI6jirall 1BR/1B home
on a corner tli r "dksome work...
but is priced ,
* Corportate ow wlli~tlj uvestors. 3/1
home located in lIt ',We d to sell at
* Need more "living" room? 2,152 sq ft of lux-
urious living. This 4BR/2B home on 10+/- acs
has it all, spacious family room, master suite
w/office, covered porch, and fencing for hors-
es. This one is a steal @ only $250,000
* Size will surprise you! 2BR/2B home on
10+/- acres is very well kept. Features a warm
comfortable living room w/gas fireplace, spa-
cious kitchen, front & real covered porches.
* Immaculate 4/2 on 9.54 acres. Spacious liv-
ing room, family room w/fireplace, large mas-
ter suite, lots, lots of more. $154,900.
* Country living at its best! 3/2 on 2.30+/-
acres outside city of LaBelle. Over spacious
kitchen & mastr bath. New carpet through out
home. $149,900.
* 3/2 manufactured home on 4+/- acres in
Muse. Partially cleared and fenced. $145,000.

* Relax the rural way! Situated on 1.25 acs in
growing Montura, beautiful new 2006 3/2
manufactured home. SELLER FINANCING
AVAILABLE! $129,900
* Two for the price of one on 1 ac. 3/2 well
maintained manufactured home + a 2/2 man-
ufactured home. $100,000
* Want country living without the long drive
to the city? Get the best of both worlds with
this 3BR/2BA home on 2.29+/- acres on Case
Road. $97,000.
* Immaculate 3/2 located in City of LaBelle on
oversized lot, features woodlike flooring and
carpet, master bath has tiled shower, overspa-
cious kitchen and much much more. Priced to
sell at $69,900.
* Let's make a deal! 3/2 home features built in
cabinets, large master bath, spacious kitchen,
and plenty of elbow room. Outside you will
find a fenced yard and storage shed. $69,000
* 4/2 manufactured home located in
Immokalee near schools and shopping.
* Affordable starter 3/1.5 on corner lot in
Moore Haven. $50,000.
Call about our vacant land!
* 2.72+/- partially fenced acreage in Muse.
* .29 +/- acre in Belmont S/D. Priced to sell at
only $42,000. Possible seller financing.
* Buy now, build later Nice city lot in Belmont
subdivision. $35,000.
* Nice 1.25+/- ac. in Montura $8,000.
* 2 Montura lots $5,500 each
* Call about our Port LaBelle lots!
* Prime 20+/- ac potential commercial parcel
located near West Glades Elem. in Muse &just
minutes away from LaBelle. $3.50 per sq ft.
* Invest now build later! Corner lot outside
city limits near town. $85,000.
* Establishment centerally located in the
heart of LaBelle. Family owned and operated
for many years. Sale includes building, land,
inventory, and license for package sales and on
premises consumption. $325,000.


$42,900 3/2 very clean
home. Forclosure. Make
$48,000 Mobile home,
needs TLC. 3/2 on 1 ac.
$49,9 Iin
TanglS L ll! _S/D.
Close to schools
$54,900 Seller Financing
on this newer mobile
home in the city limits. 3/2
$64,900 New MH on 1/2
ac off SR29
$69,999 Exceptional
newer mobile home, huge
bedrooms, nice wood
$89,000 3/2 in Moore
Haven Yacht Club 1200 Sq
$117,000 4/2 Newer MH
on /2 Ac, Seller Motivated.
REDUCED! $119,000 3/2
on 2 /2 Ac Recent Updates
1436 Sq Ft.
$130,000 Newer 3/2 on a
nicely located 5 ac. parcel
in Muse.
$160,000 WOW!
Exceptional custome 3/2
+ office or nursery w/fire
place. Huge deck & gaze
bo overlook pristine 5
acres w/paks, palms &
newly planted citrus
$375,000 3/2 on 30 Ac in
Muse, Oaks, Creek, &
Great Pasture.
$35,O0ahi[|It, 2/1
blockOAiAliV tlume
roof. Short Sale
$33,000 3/1 Concrete
Block Home. Perfect
starter home or invest
$39,000 Well maintained
Country Village 2/2
$39,900 Short Sale! 3/2
Concrete block 2005 home
w/Chinese Drywall.
$49,900 Seller Financing -
2/1.5 in Port LaBelle, nice
$56,500 Seller will pay
$2,500 tJNDE Rairs or
closing co lTA-b city,
corner To3/7
$65,000 Short Sell! Large
2006 3/2 with 2 car garage.
Tiled throughout except in
2nd & 3rd bedrms.
$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,
Make Offer.
$169,9 / +/
acres w,[r, fM
$196,900 4/2 in Muse
Country Cabin on 2+ Ac.
$225,000 3/2 in Gated
Riverbend Estates, Seller
says Make Offer.
Unbe e ced!
$309,W l=lades
adorn CBS Country Pool

Home w/outbuildings, rid
ing arena, 13 Ac.
$320,000 Beautiful home
on acreage in desired
Caloosa Estates. 2 master
suites, 4/3 total. Over 2,500
sq. ft. living area.
$469,000 3/2 Superior
quality pool home in Oak
Haven Estates. Caged pool
with waterfall, and 1200
sq.ft. garage/workshop on
fenced and gated 2.5 ac.
$89,900 1/2 Acre Commercial
Lot on Davis St.
$199,000 Vacant 2 ac. on
SR 80, just west of town
$200,000 State Road 80
Corner /2 Ac, B- w/bill
board income.
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. W ill 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 Dock.
$550,000 Spectacular 7
Ac Pasture w/Oaks, 500 Ft
on the River. Great invest
ment, future land use 3
units per ac.
$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
Residential Fenced
$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
$495,000 Development
Potential Platted lots on
16+/ Ac.

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


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Chairs (3) in excellent
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& 1 tan $495 each
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Japanese chins, Affen-
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Gold Macaw & cage,
talks, hand fed $625.
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neighborhood, $749/mo

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Notice is hereby given that the Hendry County Board of County Commis-
sioners will hold a Public Hearing on Tuesday, June 22, 2010, at 5:05 p.m.,
in the Commission Chambers, Hendry County Courthouse, 25 East Hick-
poochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida, to consider an ordinance relating to the
imposition and notice of a fire moratorium. The Ordinance is to be entitled
as follows:
All interested persons may appear and be heard with respect to the pro-
posed ordinance.
If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Hendry County
Commission with respect to any matter discussed at such meeting, he/she
will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she
may need to ensure that a verbatm record of the proceedings is made,
which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is
to be based.
A copy of the proposed Ordinance is available for inspecton on weekdays
between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. at the Office of the County
Attorney, 165 South Lee Street, LaBelle, Florida.
Janet B. Taylor, Chairwoman
356786 CB/CN 6/10/10

Notce is hereby given that the Hendry County Board of County Commis-
sioners will hold a Public Hearing on Tuesday, June 22, 2010, at 5:05 p.m.,
in the Commission Chambers, Hendry County Courthouse, 25 East Hick-
poochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida, to consider an ordinance relatng to con-
tinuing the existing six cents per gallon local option fuel tax on motor fuel
and diesel fuel sold in Hendry County as authorized by Section
336.025(1)(a), Florida Statutes. The Ordinance is to be enitled as follows:
All interested persons may appear and be heard with respect to the pro-
posed ordinance.
If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Hendry County
Commission with respect to any matter discussed at such meeting, he/she
will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she
may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made,
which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is
to be based.
A copy of the proposed Ordinance is available for inspection on weekdays
between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. at the Offie of the County
Attorney, 165 South Lee Street, LaBelle, Florida.
Janet B. Taylor, Chairwoman
356547 CB/CGS 06/10/10

Notice is hereby given that the Hendry County Tourist Development Council
will hold a regular meeting Tuesday, June 15, 2010, beginning at 3:00 p.m.,
at the Hendry County Economic Development Office, located at 110 Bro-
ward Avenue, LaBelle, FL 33935. This meeting is open to the public. The
meeting site is accessible by the disabled.
If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board with respect
to any matter considered at such meetng or hearing, he/she will need a
record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to
ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record in-
cludes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.
Hendry County
Tourist Development Council
Karson Turner, Chairman
356813 CB/CN 6/10/10


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The Port LaBelle Community De-
velopment District Board of Super-
visors will meet at 6:00 P.M.,
Thursday, June 24, 2010, at the
District Office, on Dellwood Ter-
race Port LaBelle.
The purpose of this meeting is
to discuss and preliminarily adopt
next fiscal year's
(10/1/10-9/30/11) proposed oper-
ating budget and conduct other
routine business requiring acton
by the Board.
This meeting is open to the public.
The final budget and millage rate
will be advertised,reviewed, and
adopted during public hearings in
September 2010.
Scott Wegscheid
356838 CGS/CB 6/10/10

The Hendry County Hospital Au-
thority Board of Directors will con-
duct a their monthly business
meeting beginning at 1 pm on Mon-
day, June 21st, in the Conference
Room at Hendry Regional Medical
Center, 524 West Sagamore Avenue,
Clewiston, Florida.
356557 CB CCN 06/10/10

ING & RECOVERY gives Notice of Fore-
closure of Lien and intent to sell these
vehicles on 06/25/2010 10:00 am at 74
33935, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of
the Florida Statutes. TIMS TOWING &
RECOVERY reseres the iht to accept
or reject any and/or all bids.
1992 Honda
356789 CN 6/10/10

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14 Caloosa Belle June 10, 2010

BID # 2010-02
1.1 Public Notice is hereby given that sealed bids for the above referenced
Bid # 20 10-2 Central County Water Control District Equioment
Shed will be received by the Board of Supervisors for the Central County
Nater Control District (hereinafter referred to as "CCWCD", "OWNER," or
'DISTRICT"), at the DISTRICT's office at the following address:
Central County Water Control District
475 S. Cabbage Palm Street
Clewiston, Florida 33440
intil 2:00 p.m. local time on June 22, 2010, for furnishing labor and
naterials and performing all work set forth in the Invitation to Bid, Instruc-
:ion to Bidders, Bid Form, Construction Contract, Detailed Specifications and
Attachments which comprise the Bid Documents. Such work includes the
:onstruction of an equipment shed at the DISTRICT office site. Immediately
allowing the scheduled closing time for the reception of bids, all bid propo-
;als which have been submitted in accordance with the conditions of the In-
/itation to Bid, Instructions to Bidders and any Addenda issued in relation to
:his Project will be publicly opened and read aloud. Bidders may attend the
)id opening. Bidder is responsible for the delivery of bid, and bids re-
ceived after the specified dav and time will not be opened.
L.2A pre-bid meeting shall be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday June 14, 2010,
at the DISTRICT office located at 475 S. Cabbage Palm Street, Clewiston,
L.3 The work made the subject hereof is described in the bid documents ti-
EOUIPMENT SHED. copies of which may be obtained from Rock Enterpris-
es, Inc., 154 N. Bridge Street, LaBelle, Florida, 33935, or from Central
:ounty Water Control District, 475 South Cabbage Palm Street, Clewiston,
:lorida 33440, for the non-refundable sum of $25.00. For additional infor-
nation you may contact Carolyn Hester, District Manager, at 863-983-5797,
)r Rock Aboujaoude, PE., District Engineer, at 863-612-0011.
L.4 Each bid must be submitted in duplicate on the prescribed bid form and
accompanied by bid security on the prescribed form, payable to the Central
:ounty Water Control District, in an amount not less than five percent (5%)
)fthe bid amount. All Subcontractors shall be declared on a separate form.
L.5 The Bid may be withdrawn prior to the date and time of bid opening.
3ids shall remain open and subject to acceptance for a period of forty-five
'45) calendar days after the date of bid opening, but no bidder may with-
traw his Bid for a period of forty-five (45) calendar days after the date of
)id opening without written consent of the DISTRICT.
L.6In order to perform public work, the successful Bidder shall have all li-
:enses and permits required by Federal, State, and local statutes, regula-
:ions and ordinances.
1.7 Before a Contract will be awarded for the work contemplated herein,
:he DISTRICT will conduct such investigations as are necessary to deter-
nine the performance record and ability of the apparent low bidder to per-
orm the size and type of work specified under this Invitation to Bid. Upon
equest, the Bidder shall submit such information as deemed necessary by
:he DISTRICT to evaluate the bidder's qualifications. The DISTRICT re-
;erves the right to award the bid to the lowest responsible and qualified
)idder based on available funding.
L.8 The DISTRICT reserves the right to reject any or all bids with or with-
)ut cause, and/or accept bids that in it's judgment will be in the best inter-
est of the DISTRICT, and the DISTRICT specifically reserves the
ht to reject all bids and roceed to accomlsh its objective
without awarding any contract pursuant to this invitation. The DIS-
TRICT also reserves the right to postpone the award of the Contract for a
)eriod of time, which postponement, however, shall not extend beyond
ninety (90) calendar days from the bid opening date during which time the
DISTRICT at its sole discretion may release the bid security.
DATED this 7th day ofJune, 2010.
:arolyn Hester, Manager By Benito Alvarez, Chairman
356777 CGS/CB 6/10,17 ON 6/9,16/10

Florida Department of Transportation Project
3ids will be received by the District One Office until 2:00 PM. on Thursday,
June 22, 2010, for the following Proposals:
1157- A Certification of Qualification is not required for Miscellaneous As-
thalt Repairs in Hardee & Desoto Counties. Budget Estmate: $253,409.00
1158- A Certification of Qualifiation is not required for Miscellaneous Con-
:rete Repair and Side Drain Pipe Replacement in Hardee & Desoto Counties.
budget Estimate: $240,000.00
1159- A Certification of Qualification is not required for Fence Repairs in
olk County. Budget Estimate: $148,000.00
1160- A Certification of Qualification is not required for Countywide Fertiliz-
lr Application in Polk County. Budget Estimate: $215,000.00
-1161- A Certification of Qualification is not required for Tree Trimming,
Stump Removal, and Clearing and Grubbing in Hardee & Desoto Counties.
budget Estimate: $100,000.00
1162- A Certification of Qualification is not required for Roadside Ditch
:leaning in Glades & Hendry Countes. Budget Estimate: $280,000.00
-1163- A Certification of Qualification is not required for Shoulder Repair in
Slade eres & Hendry unes. Budget Estimate: $280,000.00
1164- A Certifation of Qualification is not required for Concrete Strain
:ole Removal in Sarasota & Manatee Counties. Budget tie e mate:
1165- A Certification of Qualification is not required for Repair and Re-
olacement of Guardrail, Handrail, and Pedestrian/Bicycle Railing in Desoto &
-lardee CounBes. Budget Estimate: $100,000.00
1166- A Certification of Qualification is not required for Sod Placement in
:harlotte, Collier, Glades, Hendry, & Lee Counties. Budget Estimate:
1167- A Certification of Qualification is not required for Concrete Slab Re-
noval and Replacement in Charlotte County. Budget Estimate: $140,000.00
1168- A Certification of Qualification is not required for Miscellaneous As-
)halt Repairs in Highlands & Okeechobee Counties. Budget Estimate:
1169- A Certification of QualificaBon is not required for Herbicide Applica-
:ion-Countywide in Highlands County. Budget EsBmate: $140,000.00
1170- A Certification of QualificaBon is not required for Herbicide Applica-
:ion-North in Highlands County. Budget Estimate: $140,000.00
1171- A Certification of QualificaBon is not required for Herbicide Applica-
:ion-South in Highlands County. Budget EsBmate: $140,000.00
1172- A Certification of Qualification is not required for Guardrail Repair
and Replacement in Manatee & Sarasota Counties. Budget Estimate:
1173- A Certificabon of Qualification is not required for Maintenance of
Traffic in Polk, Highlands, & Okeechobee Counties. Budget Estimate:
1174- A CertificaBon of Qualification is not required for Maintenance of
Traffic in Charlotte, Lee, Glades, & Hendry Counties. Budget Estimate:
:omplete letting advertisement information for this project is available on
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Sealed bids, in triplicate, subject to the conditions herein, will be received
until Tuesday, July 13, 2010, at 2:00 PM EDT, by the Hendry County
Board of County Commissioners, at the Hendry County Complex, Clerk of
Circuit Court, Attn.: Barbara Butler, C.E. Hall Building, Administrative Wing,
2nd Floor, Room A-226, 50 South Bridge Street, LaBelle, Florida 33935; and
subsequently opened in a meeting to be held in the Clerk's office and pub-
licly read, for furnishing all labor and materials and performing all work con-
nected with a project for the LaBelle Airport Grading and Drainage
Design for T-Hangar Development Area and Associated Taxiways.
A Pre-Bid Conference is scheduled for Tuesday, June 29, 2010, at 2:00
PM EDT at the Hendry County Engineer's Office, 99 East Cowboy Way, La-
Belle, FL 33975.
Bidders are invited to submit bids for this work on the bid forms provided.
Other bid or proposal forms will not be accepted.
The complete examination and understanding of the Contract Documents
consisting of the project plans and specifications including all addenda or
other revisions, and site of the proposed work is necessary to properly sub-
mit a bid. On or after June 16, 2010, Contract Documents consisting of
the project plans and specifications and all addenda or other revisions will
be available for examination and may be obtained from the office of URS
Corporation, 7650 W. Courtney Campbell Causeway, Tampa, Florida,
33607-1462, (Phone: 813-675-6538; contact Kelli Leonard) for the non-re-
fundable amount of $100.00.
A Bid Bond in the form as bound in the Contract Documents or Certified
Check in the amount of not less than five percent (5%) of the total amount
bid must accompany each Bid.
Successful Bidder will be required to execute and to provide a Payment
Bond and Performance Bond each in an Amount of not less than one hun-
dred percent (100%) of the total value of the Contract awarded to him with
a satisfactory surety or sureties for the full and faithful performance of the
The Board of County Commissioners of Hendry County, in accordance with
Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. 2000d) and 49 CFR, Part
26, Participation by Disadvantaged Business Enterprises in Department of
Transportation Programs, hereby notifies all bidders that it will affirmatively
ensure that disadvantaged business enterprises are afforded full opportunity
to submit bids in response to this invitation and will not be discriminated
against on the grounds of race, color, sex or national origin in consideration
foran award.
No bid may be withdrawn after closing time for the receipt of bids for a
period of ninety (90) days.
The Board of County Commissioners of Hendry County reserves the right to
waive any informalities or irregularities in or reject any or all bids and to
award or refrain from awarding a Contract for the work. Contractor selec-
tion and disqualification criteria are set forth in Hendry County Ordinance
No. 2001-08.
Date: By:
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School Briefs

New Christian school meeting
International Christian Academy, K-12th,
located at International Christian Fellowship,
233 Clark Street, LaBelle, will hold a meeting
for anticipated students and family mem-
bers. The meeting will be Thursday, June
17, at 7 p.m. Registration will be opened for
students. Work is being done to allow for
McKay and Florida Tax Credit scholarships.
For more information you may contact Tracy
Co at 863-675-1112.

ECSWF scholarship winners
The Education Center of Southwest Flori-
da has presented three $500 scholarships to
local students in the three area high schools
(LaBelle, Clewiston and Moore Haven).
These scholarships may be used by the stu-
dents in any way to further their educational
or employment plans. The recipients of the
scholarships this spring are: Dustin Beck,
MHHS, Steven Garcia CHS and Pedro Deras
LHS. Congratulations to these young men
and best of luck as they prepare for their
careers. Anyone interested in donating to
the ECSWF scholarship fund should contact
Sonny Hughes, Executive Director or any of
the board members or call or email 675-6800

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.
If you send your child into the school office
they will be allowed to pick up their own re-
port card, but no other students.
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 reDort

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 Country Oaks El-
ementary School to register your child today
and bring a birth certificate, and proof of res-
idency such as a bill from FPL or a mortgage
or rent receipt. School begins June 14.
VPK Registration Night at Country Oaks
on Thursday, May 27, from 5-7 p.m. For more
information call Richard Talada at 674-4140.

Register for kindergarten
West Glades School requests that parents
register children for kindergarten as soon as
possible. Office hours are 8 a.m.-3 p.m. It is
important to register early in order to have
your child placed in a class prior to open
house. For more information call 863-675-

FGCU graduate

Angela Zimmerly Maddox graduated
on May 2 from Gulf Coast University with
a BS in Elementary Education degree.
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Ronald McDonald at Barron Library

Barron Library will kick off Summer Sto-
ry Time with Ronald McDonald on Saturday,
June 12th at 10:30 am.
There will be a fun show with Ronald
himself, followed by ice cream treats for ev-
Summer Story Time at Barron Library

will be held every Tuesday morning at 10:30
a.m, beginning June 15. Following is a list of
topics and the dates they will be presented:
June 15 Learn to Sail, June 22 Tell Me a
Story, June 29 Farrier a Horse with Live Horse,
July 6 Planting Popcorn and Apples, July 13
Nemis the Snake, July 20 Wild Animals, July

27 Exercise for Your Health, August 3 Music
and Making Instruments, August 10 Bicycle
Safety and August 17 Good Nutrition.
Every child that attends all of the summer
programs or reads 10 books, will receive a
certificate for a free hamburger from Mc-
Donald, compliments 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 summer.
Please note: Public Access Computers
will not be available Tuesday mornings from
10 to noon, beginning June 15.
Mark your calendars to be at Barron Li-
brary every Tuesday morning at 10:30 this
summer, and help us build the biggest ice
cream cone ever.

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Caloosa Belle

Caloosa Belle June 10, 2010

Caloosa Federated Republican

Women celebrate 60th year

In December 1949 Republican Women
throughout Florida met at the Clewiston Inn
in Clewiston on Lake Okeechobee to discuss
the formation of the Florida Federation of
Republican Women (FFRW). In those days
Florida already had 14 local clubs under the
National Federation of Republican Women
(NFRW) in Washington, D.C., but no state
federation yet.
The Clewiston meeting was followed
by the organizational meeting in Orlando
in January 1950, and the first Spring Board
meeting in Sebring, at which the Florida Fed-
eration of Republican Women was granted
their charter by NFRW
On May 19, 2010, a luncheon at the
Clewiston Inn was enjoyed by over 50 wom-
en and men from Tallahassee, Jacksonville,
Naples, Estero, Ft. Myers, Myakka City (Man-
tee Cty), Lake Placid, Punta Gorda, LaBelle,
Clewiston and Glades County to commemo-
rate the founding of the FFRW
Cynthia "Cindy" Graves, President of the
Florida Federation of Republican Women,
from Jacksonville, gave an address on the
importance of the Florida Senate and Gover-
nors election in 2010.
State Representative Denise Grimsley
spoke to the guests on Florida issues of im-
portance and how the Federation can ad-
vance those goals.
Sharon Merchant, candidate for State
Senate, spoke briefly of her strategy and

goals, if her election bid is successful.
Tris Chapman, Hendry County Commis-
sioner, discussed the need for change to the
junction of Hwy. 27 and Hwy. 80. The mon-
ey from the state may be available to make
safe, necessary corrections to that very dan-
gerous intersection.
Al Perry, candidate for the Board of Hen-
dry County Commissioners, spoke of chang-
es he would like to implement on behalf of
Hendry County citizens.
Clewiston Mayor Mali Gardner presented
issues of interest to Hendry County attend-
ees. It was delightful to have Mali's husband,
Terry, and her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Soto join
the luncheon celebration. The Caloosa FRW
is proud to claim Clewiston's Mayor Mali
Gardener as a member of the Club!
The list of distinguished guests also in-
cluded Opal Hancock of Clewiston, Chris-
tine Howell of Clewiston, Louise Dowd of
Naples Past President FFRW and Christine
Sutherland of Naples Executive Director on
the FFRW Board.
We thank Floyd and Pamela Salkey, own-
ers of the Clewiston Inn, for their profession-
al assistance!
The Caloosa FRW regular luncheon
meeting will be in LaBelle on Tuesday, June
15, at 11:30 a.m. at Don's Steak House.
Please call 675-2915 for more informa-

Marianne Bartlett, Caloosa Florida Federation of Republican Women Vice Presi-
dent, with Florida District 77 Representative Denise Grimsley.

W would like to announce
that our Father, Assistant
Chief Gary Williams of
LaBelle Fire Department has re-
tired after 33 years of service. This
is the longest term ever served
on the LaBelle Fire Department.
Your three Girls Joy, Jenna and
Jinger would like to congratulate
you and express how proud we
are to have a Father and hero like you in our lives. All of the interrupted
dinners and sleepless nights are over now and we are glad to just have you
be our Dad. Gary is the Husband of Rose, Father of Joy, Jenna and Jinger
Williams and Grandfather to grandsons Dalton and Brock. We love you!

Submitted photo/Susan Vaughan

Puppy Love
Keith Woosley enjoys a little "puppy love" at Florida Community Bank's Pet
Therapy. Florida Community Bank will host pet therapy every Wednesday in
June from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Stop by the lobby on Wednesdays for a relaxing
visit with our furry friends from the Caloosa Humane Society. You may also
drop off donations for the humane society anytime during normal business
hours in June. Stop by or call for a complete list of items needed.

Caloosa Belle

June 10, 2010

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