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Thursday, June 17, 2010

Vol. 88 No. 24

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At a Glance

LaBelle Bridge closings
Be prepared for extended clos-
ings of the LaBelle Bridge as crews
work to rehabilitate 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.

HC Food Bank
The Hendry County Food Bank
will be held today from noon to ap-
proximately 3:00 p.m. at the Dallas
B Townsend Agricultural Center on
Pratt Boulevard.

Summer lunch program
Nutritionally balanced meals
will be provided to all children
regardless of race, color, sex, dis-
ability, age or national origin, dur-
ing the summer vacation when
school breakfasts and lunches are
not available. All children 18 years
old and younger, if open site, are
eligible for meals at no charge and
there will be no discrimination in
the course of the meal service. The
programs are only approved for
geographical areas of need where
50 percent or more of the children
qualify for free and reduced meals
during the school year. See more
about this program on page 6.
See Page 4 for information about
how to contact the newspaper.
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by Patty Brant
Caloosa Belle
In order to have good quality
water, city water customers will
have to bite the bullet over the next
couple years. After years of general
planning and fact finding, the La-
Belle City Commission finally got
some hard numbers to calculate
what customers can expect to pay
for the new water treatment plant.
Any way they turned the num-
bers, the best scenario commis-
sioners could come up with is to
raise basic water rates (6,000 gal-
lons per month) $10 per month for
the coming year, another $10 per
month the following year and $15
See Rates Page 5


arrests two at

Caloosa Belle/Patty Brant
Top: Members of American Legion Post 130
provided a solemn 21-Gun Salute and Taps
as a small crowd gathered in remembrance
of the Holocaust. Other events of the week-
long event included a dramatic reading by
GSA members, an original play, "In Memory's
Kitchen" written and performed by Lori M.
Shula, a discussion led by Carl Sharp, WW
II veteran and Florida's Cowboy Poet Laure-
ate, and a the showing of the movie "Swing
Caloosa Belle/Patty Brant
Right: Hella and Heinz Wartski shared their
incredible life stories with local people dur-
ing Holocaust remembrances several months
ago at Edison State College.

Memories of the Holocaust growhouse

by Patty Brant
Caloosa Belle
In recent weeks, local resi-
dents have had the opportunity
to witness the Holocaust box-
car exhibit, which made stops in
LaBelle and Muse. These events
have shed the light of truth on the

reality of such boxcars used 60-
some years ago throughout Eu-
rope. In those days, people were
jammed into them like cattle to
the slaughter. By the time the
Third Reich was crushed, 11 mil-
lion human beings of all ages had
been extinguished six million of
them Jews.

The observance of Memo-
rial Day keeps recognition of the
tragedy of the Holocaust, and the
many similar events that continue
to this day around the world, in
our consciousness.
At the Edison College event
See Memories Page 2

Members of the Hendry County
Sheriff's Office executed a search
warrant on Wednesday, June 9, at
3024 N. Balsam Circle, in the Port
LaBelle area which revealed a so-
phisticated marijuana grow house.
Arrested were 46 year old Manuel
Caceres, and 29 year old Yannery
See Grow Page 2

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Caloosa Belle June 17, 2010

Continued From Page 1

in LaBelle, Hella and Heinz Wartski offered
personal insight into that dark period in his-
tory. The couple now lives in Naples, but
the scars from 60 years ago have not gone
In 1944, Hella and her family were taken
to Auschwitz concentration camp. She was
just 14 years old. She and her two sisters
were left to fend for themselves after their
parents died there.
Seated in the students' room at the col-
lege, Hella described her nightmare, begin-
ning with being evicted from their home
in what was then Ungvar, Hungary. She
touched on hardships including a starvation
diet, harsh physical punishment for any-
thing deemed an infraction of impossible
rules, enduring cold and having no access to
medical attention. Everything the Nazis did,
she said, was geared toward dehumanizing
the Jews.
When she first entered the camp, she
was told "You no longer have a name" and
was forced to accept a number tattooed on
the inside of her forearm.
Hella and her sisters remained in
Auschwitz for six months. Then SS troops
took them along with other young girls to
a slave labor camp on the German-Czech
border. At Freudenthal in occupied Czecho-
slovakia, conditions were slightly less harsh.
The girls were forced to weave cloth for the
German military there. British Prisoners of
War were brought in from time to time to fix
the looms and managed to leave little mes-
sages of hope and even gifts of food for the
young Jewish prisoners.
After six months the girls found one
morning that all the guards were gone. From
afar they could see troops Russian troops
- coming. They were liberators who treated
them with kindness gave them medical as-
sistance, food, clothing and safe conduct.
They were no longer prisoners. No lon-
ger seen as sub-human beings to be abused
and exterminated.

Heinz' story
The same age as Helga, Heinz grew up in
the free city-state of Danzig in Germany, but
surrounded by fierce German anti-Semitism.
He said his family saw the warning signs -
Nuremburg Laws that severely restricted
Jewish life and made them virtual targets of

In the 1930s, German Jews knew their
future, he said, they knew they had to leave
the country, but escape was almost impos-
sible. One of the anti-Semitic laws would al-
low Jews to leave, but they had to lose all
their property to the government and were
still denied travel papers.
Not everyone in Germany hated the Jews,
Heinz recalls. A Christian neighbor helped
his family with food and winter clothes, but
in 1938 his father was arrested for doing
business with non-Jews and was sentenced
to six months Oct. 1938 to May 1939 at
hard labor in a concentration camp. His fa-
ther came home emaciated, telling his fam-
ily, "We really have to get out."
At the consulate Mr. Wartski received
sympathy, but no travel papers. There were
17,000-18,000 Jews who immigrated to Chi-
na because no visa was needed, but they
still needed money to get there.
Mr. Wartski did not give up and eventually
got false papers that allowed the family to
travel to Bolivia or South America through
Since the males in the family were the
most vulnerable to anti-Semitic excesses,
Mr. Wartski and Heinz left first for Italy in Oc-
tober 1939, a stepping stone out of harm's

way. The rest of the family followed in Feb-
ruary 1940.
Eventually the entire family was in Milan
and spoke Italian like natives by the time
they had to worry about the Fascists. Pen-
niless, Mr. Wartski received funds from Jew-
ish agencies which helped many Jews flee
from German. Fortunately, he ran into an old
friend from Berlin who was in the shoe busi-
ness and was able to work with him. Other
members of the family also found work
where they could.
Mr. Wartski was eventually arrested and
sent to an Italian concentration camp. Less
anti-Semitic than the Germans, the Italians
tried to make sure all their prisoners sur-
vived. It was a point of "national honor." In
the Italian camps, many inmates were al-
lowed to leave during the day to work and
returned to the camp at night to sleep.
After Italy surrendered to the Allies and
the Germans moved in to areas not yet occu-
pied by the Allies, the family fled to the Ap-
pennines by mule. They lived with a group
of Italian partisans.
After being liberated by the British, Heinz
and his family remained in Italian Displaced
Persons camps till 1948 when they were
able to come to the US. They moved to Bos-
ton where eventually Heinz and his brother

Submitted photo
The Holocaust boxcar exhibit, which made stops in LaBelle and Muse.

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were enrolled in schools through the Jewish
Family and Children Service. He met Hella in
school in Boston and they married in 1950.
Heinz served in the US Army during the Ko-
rean Conflict. After the war he became an
American citizen and then went to college,
earning a degree in engineering. They even-
tually had two children and two grandchil-
The couple now lives in Naples and
shares their experiences in hopes of prevent-
ing such tragedies in the future.

Continued From Page 1

Diaz Pedroso, both of Hialeah, FL.
Upon entering the residence investiga-
tors located 82 live marijuana plants, weigh-
ing approximately 159 pounds with a street
value of approximately $556,500. Investiga-
tors located thirty 1000 watt bulbs, thirty
transformers, two filtered A.C. blowers, CO2
tank, fertilizer and numerous other items
that assisted in the cultivation of the mari-
Caceres and Pedroso were both charged
with Cultivation of Marijuana, Possession of
Drug Paraphernalia, Trafficking Marijuana,
Operating a Drug House, Possession of Mari-
juana with intent to sell within a 1000 ft of
a Church. Pedroso has been released on a
$160,000 bond. Caceres is currently being
held in the Hendry County Jail on $160,000
bond.The investigation is continuing.

Caloosa Belle

June 17, 2010

June 17, 2010 Caloosa Belle

Two brothers arrested

on drug charges

Two brothers, 29 year old Cesar and 23
year old Vincente Fortanel, both of LaBelle
were arrested along with 25 other south
Florida people indicted earlier this month
on Federal charges of conspiracy to deal
cocaine and other drug related offenses as
part of a national operation takedown called
Project Deliverance. Both have been indi-
vidually charged with Cocaine possession in
Hendry County.
The arrest of the Fortanel Brothers was
part of the South Florida investigation start-
ed in August 2009 locally known as Opera-
tion Mexican Minute. Part of a national op-
eration takedown call Project Deliverance,
a 22 month multi-agency law enforcement
investigation, Hendry, Palm Beach, and
Highlands Counties arrested approximately
19 of the 25 individuals wanted on Federal
According to a release by the Drug En-
forcement Agency, more than 2,200 arrests
were made as the result of the 22 month

long project. Seizures included 74 tons of il-
legal drugs, $154 million in cash, numerous
vehicles and weapons. Locally, more than
four ounces of powder cocaine, $18,000
cash and a vehicle were seized by the Hen-
dry County Sheriff's Office and DEA.
It is believed that the Fortanel brothers
are responsible for a large flow of powder
cocaine into and through Hendry County.

Cesar Vincente
Fortanel Fortanel

Salvation Army of LaBelle open longer

The Salvation Army of LaBelle has ex-
tended its hours on Wednesdays only. It is
now open from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on Wednes-
days. Regular hours for Monday, Tuesday,
Thursday, and Friday will still be 9 a.m.-2

p.m. All clients requiring assistance in Span-
ish are asked to schedule an appointment
with Angie. She is available Monday-Friday
10 a.m.-2 p.m. Please feel free to call if you
have any questions 863-674-1441.

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FFA Scholarship winners
McKenzie Green and Kendra Murphy, both of Moore Haven, were two of over
450 FFA members from around the country selected to receive a Ford schol-
arship. The 450 recipients were selected from out of 2,200 applicants for the
Ford scholarships. It was an honor to present McKenzie and Kendra, each a
$1,000 scholarship. Supporting excellence in education is important to Ford
and Langford Ford. Ford is committed to investing in and engaging with the
communities where we live, work and serve. And these scholarships are one
way we can do it. So on behalf of everyone at Langford Ford, I a proud to
recognize McKenzie and Kendra with these scholarships. We wish them and
all the Class of 2010 great success and May God bless you all. Pat Langford
Picture from left to right: Paul Langford, McKenzie Green, Kendra Murphy,
Pat Langford and Phillip Cosby, student advisor

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Voter Signature Update
Voter's may update their Signature
on their Voter Registration before
the elections, applications are
available daily 8:30 am to 5:00
pm at the Supervisor of Elections
Office in LaBelle, 25 E. Hickpochee
Ave., or Clewiston office 100 E. El
Paso Ave., any Driver's License
office, Public Library and Public
Assistance Office.

Fecha mas Reclente del Votante

El votante puede actualizar su
firma en su Marticula de Votante
antes de las elecciones, las aplica-
ciones estan disponibles diarieas
8:30 am diario a 5:00 pm en el
supervisor de la oficina de las
elecciones en LaBelle, avenida de
25 E. Hickpochee., o oficina de
Clewiston, 100 E. El Paso Ave.,
cualquier oficina de la licencia de
conductor, biblioteca pOblica y
oficina de la ayuda del pOblico.

Lucretia A. Strickland
Supervisor of Elections
Hendry County, Florida
F.S. 98.077

June 17, 2010

Caloosa Belle

Caloosa Belle June 17, 2010

Letters to the Editor

June is Men's Health Month

Elect me and help change
Since Obama took office in January 2009,
200 years of Professional Protocol has been
changed. Now the leader of the free world,
bows and curtsies to just about anyone in
any country other than the USA. Coats and
ties have been changed to T-shirts and sports
apparel. Vacations to Hawaii, Chicago, Eu-
rope are the norm, "going on a date with the
wife" on the taxpayers' check book. Forty
five days of a massive oil leak in Louisiana
and he goes on Memorial Day vacation, and
leaves B.P in charge. This is the wolf guard-
ing the hen house approach to an emergen-
cy. (He was in Hawaii when the underpants
bomber incident happened.)
He gave us (changed) the American In-
surance Plan, that over 60 percent of the citi-
zens didn't want. So much for democracy,
"I'll tell you what's best for you and your
family." We now have the use and approval
of the #@*! word in every day speech at
the WH., by Obama, Biden and Emanuel.
They think it's cool. Iran has or is close to
the nukes, N. Korea has them and besides
killing S. Koreans, which apparently Obama
doesn't see as a problem, and the firing of
Tapadon missiles every now and again,
Obama and Biliary are doing nothing. It's
okay for these terrorist states to act as they
please, but now let's get a criminal investi-
gation against B.P for this oil spill! Obama
has to do something, since he's slipping in
the polls over this two-month cluster. Hell,
just blame Bush and Cheney, they must be
at fault, from 17-18 months ago.
Then there was the $2.1 million trip to

bring the Olympics to Chicago. Oh, that didn't
work to well. Then Obama has Holder start
an investigation and suit against the State
of Arizona, for enacting a new law to pro-
tect the state since the Federal Government
"Obama" will not do his job, and people are
being killed and shot by illegals in Arizona!
And I was so proud of Obama, Holder and
the assistant Sec. of State after being on TV.
and telling the world about how illegal and
unfair, and racial this new law was, but none
had actually read or researched the new law.
This is what professional Obama idiots do!
Oh, just for grins, the USA is still at double
digit unemployment, after 17 months in of-
fice. Obama has spent more money in less
than 18 months, then his predecessor did in
8 years. Nice change.
George D Bostick

Pastor says good bye
I would like to take this opportunity to
thank those who supported me and my
family while serving at Freedom Fellow-
ship Ministries. I resigned on June 6th and
the church was shut down. The decision to
close the church was not my decision as I
did not have this authority. My family and
I have begun a new work in Lehigh Acres
called Crossroads Church of Lehigh. So if
you to are at a crossroads in your life, come
and join us. Call 863-673-0042 for more in-

Pastor Mike White and family

Witches Brew

by Pudge Lehman
To avoid getting a ring around
the bathtub 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 before putting a
new roll on.
One of our lunch club girls
reminded me of a hint I wrote about
a long time ago ... When you have just
a spoonful of something left from lunch or

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supper keep a container in the
freezer and keep adding to it.
When it's full or you have
time, make soup.
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By Pat Dobbins
Hendry/Glades Dept of Health
Did you know that, on average, men are
less healthy and have a shorter life expec-
tancy than women? Part of the reason for
this health gap is that men don't take care of
themselves as well as women do. Men are
more likely to engage in unhealthy behav-
ior, and less likely than women to take pre-
ventive health measures. Men are also less
likely to have health insurance, more likely
to work in dangerous occupations, and of-
ten put off going to the doctor even when
they really should go. As a result, men die at
a younger age (and in greater numbers) of
heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes, and
many other diseases. Back in 1920, women
outlived men by an average of only one year.
Today, women outlive men by an average of
five years. More than half of the "premature
deaths" among men are preventable. But
men can't prevent a problem if they don't
even know that it exists.
It's interesting that when a warning light
flashes on the car dashboard, most men
usually take the car to the shop. But when
warning lights flash on their body, most men
don't (or won't) notice. Here are a few flash-
ing lights that men should look out for:
Changes in bowel or bladder habits.
This can be an indication of prostate or blad-
der problems. And blood in the urine is a
common indicator of kidney problems. Get-
ting up five times a night to go to the bath-
room could be one of those warning lights.
That could be a symptom of an enlarged
prostate, a common condition among men
as they get older.
Impotence or erectile dysfunction. Most
of the time, erectile problems are caused by
an underlying health problem, such as dia-
betes, clogged arteries, or high blood pres-
Persistent backaches, changes in the
color of urine or stool, obvious changes in
warts or moles, unusual lumps, recurrent
chest pains or headaches, a nagging cough,
unexplained weight loss, and extreme fa-
tigue can all be symptoms of other serious
health problems.
Depression. Although women may
be more likely to attempt suicide, men are
four times more likely to succeed. Men are
usually reluctant to ask for help and may
try to hide their depression. Symptoms may
include acting overly anxious, having trou-
ble sleeping, complaining of feeling sad or
"empty" or helpless, engaging in unusually

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risky or reckless behavior, or losing interest
in hobbies or other pleasurable activities (in-
cluding sex).
There are important steps that men can
take to improve the quality and length of
their life:
Eat a diet rich in fruits, vegetables,
whole grains, and low-fat foods.
Limit cholesterol intake and avoid satu-
rated fats.
Exercise regularly.
Wear sunscreen.
Maintain a healthy weight.
Drink at least eight 8-ounce glasses of
water per day.
Limit alcohol to two drinks per day.
Don't smoke, and minimize your expo-
sure to second-hand smoke.
See your doctor regularly.
Know your family medical history and
discuss it with your doctor.
If you are over 40, get a baseline PSA
(prostate specific antigen) test and monitor
this periodically with your doctor.
Practice safe sex.
Wear a seatbelt whenever you're in the
car, and a helmet when on a motorcycle or
Manage your stress.
Get help if you need it.
According to the Men's Health Network,
over 60 percent of American men are over-
weight or obese. Mexican-American men are
the most likely to be overweight, followed
by white men and African-American men.
Being overweight causes more than 300,000
premature deaths every year. It also increas-
es the risk of developing diabetes, heart
disease, stroke and cancer, and can worsen
other conditions such as depression.
Men's Health Month and National Men's
Health Week were established to help in-
crease public awareness about the impor-
tance of early detection of preventable dis-
eases among men and boys. Due to a lack
of awareness, poor health education, and
culturally induced behavior patterns in their
work and personal lives, men's health and
well-being are deteriorating steadily. Men's
Health Month and National Men's Health
Week is a special campaign to help educate
men and their families about the importance
of positive health attitudes and preventive
health care practices.
Men's Health Month is observed during
the month of June. National Men's Health
Week is recognized annually as the week
leading up to Father's Day.

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per month the third year. Currently, an aver-
age LaBelle residential water customer pays
a base payment of about $26.11.
The RUS loan will require a net income
on water bills sufficient to cover those pay-
ments. If the city should default on those
payments, it would affect any future RUS
borrowing the city might need to do.
The bad news came at a June 7 work-
The new water treatment plant, with
additional capacity for modest growth, will
cost $15.3 million. RUS will commit to pro-
viding LaBelle with a $5 million grant and
a $10.1 million low interest loan with a 38-
year payback.
By all accounts, this is a very good deal
for the city, but will still require large increas-
es in water bills.
Impact fees may be used for other utility
purposes, but USDA will not accept them as
part of the loan payment plan because they
are unpredictable.
At the beginning of the meeting, the num-
bers looked so ominous that Mayor Puletti
wondered whether or not the city should
even proceed with the new plant.
He wanted to make sure there is a "clear
understanding" of the meaning of this fi-
nancing package by the rate payers.
The existing water plant was construct-
ed in the 1970s. In recent years the city has
fought poor quality and degrading infra-
structure, leading to several years of discus-
sion and fact finding on what it would take
to build a new plant.
An 85 percent grant received last year is
paying for upgrades to the old plant, which
are under construction now. The new nano-
filtration system should go on line in Octo-
ber. These improvements will boost qual-
ity but not address capacity issues. The old
plant is running very near to capacity at this
time. If any growth at all continues, more ca-
pacity will be required.
Even though growth has slowed sig-
nificantly, commissioners still expect to see
some growth in the city's future.
Mayor Puletti said the board has "worked
and tweaked" the plan and ultimately decid-
ed not to worry about planning for develop-

ment, opting to ensure good water to cur-
rent residents. He and other commissioners
were concerned about having to raise rates
50 percent in one year and preferred phasing
them in over the next three years. Faced with
the unexpectedly high costs, at one point he
wondered, "Do we do it or not?"
City Planner Shelly Johnson noted that
LaBelle has grown about one percent per
year steadily for the past 15-20 years, even
during the worst of the recent economic
downturn. Commissioners worried that,
if the plant isn't built, they will not be able
to accommodate even that modest growth.
Without the plant, the city could start losing
water service area to other utility companies
even inside the city.
Mayor Puletti said he believed people
will be willing to pay for good water, but
not doubling their bill over three years. The
increase must happen over the next three
years in order for the plant to be in service
by 2013 as required by RUS.
Knowing that this is the best deal they'll
be able to get 3.2 interest rate for 38 years
with over 1/3 of the plant grant-funded and
at a time when construction costs are very
low the board was frustrated that the city
still might be in the position of not being
able to afford it.
Even with a generous funding scheme,
commissioners understood that this will be
a problem for rate payers.
Commissioner Hilda Zimmerly said that
she, like many of her neighbors, is on a fixed
income and is receiving no cost of living
increase while medical expenses go up. "I
might have to go out and flip hamburgers,"
she noted, adding, "I can't afford it and I'm
not the only one."
Superintendent of Public Works Mike
Boyle said that not having to buy bottled
water should help some residents meet the
increased water bill. He added that the city
may be able to tweak some of the numbers
between fixed demand and quantity costs.
Commissioner David Lyons said, "This is
not what I wanted to hear. The commission
has done a good job keeping the cost of liv-
ing reasonable, but remiss in not increasing
water rates over the years."
The mayor said he wants to have time
to get feedback from the public. He also
warned that cheap water is gone and added
that "it's the best deal we can get."

The biggest thing since Swamp Cabbage
is coming to LaBelle for one night only. The
Hendry Educational Support Personnel As-
sociation (HESPA) presents the first HESPA
Variety Benefit Show. The show will be host-
ed by Comedian Joe Mobley. Joe is a former
L.H.S. graduate and has been seen on HBO,
BET and VH1. This will be the first time Joe
has ever had the opportunity to perform at
"It will be a dream come true," said Joe
when asked about performing at the high
school. "I'm glad that I will be helping out
the town I grew up in. HESPA is doing a
great thing by providing school kids with the
supplies they need to get their school year
started off right!"
Along with Joe will be several other co-
medians including Francisco "Cisco" Duran,
the hottest comedian in Miami, solo R&B
Artist Mike Banks, The Judah Praise Danc-
ers, and a gospel band. LHS's 2010 Variety
Show winner, Daniel Yazvac, will be opening
for the show's headliner, R&B/Reggae Artist
J. Black from 105.5 THE BEAT. J. Black will
be performing his hit song, "Heart Breaker"
as well as some others. The show will also
be recorded for future clips for an upcoming
Come out and show your support for the
students of Hendry County on June 18, at

7:00 p.m. This family friendly event will be
held at the LaBelle High School auditorium.
Tickets can be purchased in advance at the
front office of LHS or at the door the day of
the show for $8 per person. For students
who would like to attend the event tickets
are only $5 if you showyour student ID. Seat-
ing is limited so get your tickets early. Hope
to see you there! For more imformation con-
tact: Crystal Kirtley at (863) 517-2386.

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Caloosa Belle

6 Caloosa Belle June 17, 2010

Electronic health record system coming to HRMC

By Glenda Wilson
As part of the healthcare incentives estab-
lished through the 2009 American Recovery
and Reinvest Act (ARRA), Hendry Regional
Medical Center is moving forward with the
implementation of a complete Electronic
Health Record (EHR) system. The EHR
will allow a patient's medical history to be

shared within specific segments of the hos-
pital through a digital format. Data such as
the patient's medication and allergies, im-
munization status, lab test results, radiol-
ogy images and billing information will be
shared electronically to provide a complete
record of the patient's healthcare encoun-
ters. Additionally, this electronic system


Edna D. Hall, 81
LABELLE -Edna D. Hall, age 81, of LaBelle,
passed away June 14, 2010, in LaBelle.
She was preceded in death by her husband,
Hubert Hall. She was born Jan. 25, 1929, in Ma-
nila, Ark., daughter of the late James A. and the
late Minnie D. (Willis) Brooks. She was a mem-
ber of First Christian Church in LaBelle.
Survivors include son, Thomas Wayne Hall of
North Fort Myers; daughters, Kathy Veale (Al-
lan) of Clewiston, Glenda O'Bannon (Steve) of
LaBelle, Barbara Revels (Ronnie) and Diane
Kuntz (Ed) of LaBelle; brother, Roy Brooks of
Michigan; sisters, Margie Thomas of Bradenton,
Hazel Smith of Missouri, and Lavonne Metcalf of
Oregon. She is also survived by 15 grandchil-
dren and 26 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Friday, June 18,
2010, 11 a.m. at First Christian Church in LaBelle
with Pastor W T. Maddox Jr. officiating. Inter-
ment will follow in Fort Denaud Cemetery, La-
Belle. Visitation will be today from 6 to 8 p.m. at
Akin-Davis Funeral Home, LaBelle.
Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home -
Leroy 'Roy' Miners Jr., 82
LABELLE -Leroy "Roy" Miners Jr., age 82, of
LaBelle, passed away June 13, 2010 in Fort
He was born Nov. 20, 1927, in Lyons, Ga., son
of the late Leroy Miners Sr. and the late Bessie
Mae (Usher) Miners.
Leroy was a veteran
of the Air Force and

served in WWII. He
was a longtime resi-
dent of LaBelle and

was a member of
the Church of God-
LaBelle where he

served on the
church council. Le-
roy was owner-op-
erator of thirty-three
grocery stores over his lifetime. He is best
known for being the builder and owner of Min-
ers' Plaza located at the beach cutoff and still
known to this day as Miners' Corner.
Survivors include his wife, Maggie Miners of
LaBelle; children, Doug Miners, Debbie Tillman
(Kenny) of LaBelle, Pamela Ham (Greg) of
Franklin, Tenn., and Greg Miners (Delia) of La-
Belle; brother, Curtis Miners (Ruth) of Fort
Myers; sister, Beatrice Rollins of Lyons, Ga.;
grandchildren, Chris Gnagey, Chad Gnagey, Lee
Miners, Shannon Miners, Kate Ham, Rachel
Ham and Brandon Miners; and eight great-
Funeral services were held Wed. June 16,
2010 at 10 a.m. at Church Of God-LaBelle, High-
way 80, LaBelle with Rev. Harold Hanks, Bishop
Cliff Gobble and Pastor L.W Howard officiating.

Interment followed in Lee Memorial Park, Fort
Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home -
Debra S. Williams, 52
LABELLE -Debra S. Williams, age 52, of La-
Belle, passed away June 15, 2010 in Fort Myers.
She was born Oct. 20, 1957, in Highland Park,
Survivors include her husband, John J. Wil-
liams of LaBelle; step daughter, Tiffany Williams
of LaBelle; father, Lawrence D. Spencer of La-
Belle; mother, Jean Viola (Somero) Spencer of
LaBelle; sister, Barbara Marie Mateo of Georgia;
and nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be 4 p.m., Saturday,
June 19, 2010, at the Akin-Davis Funeral Home
in LaBelle with Pastor L.W Howard officiating.
A reception will be held immediately following
services at Collingswood Community Center,
4100 Collingswood Parkway, LaBelle.
Cremation Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funer-
al Home LaBelle.

Precious Memories
Sunday, May 23rd, First Christian Church
enjoyed a special occasion for friends and
family to stop and savor the precious memo-
ries of a friend and loved one, Linford
Johnston. With the anniversary of Linford's
passing approaching, Myrtle, his wife of over
59 years, wanted to celebrate the legacy he
left behind. Linford led a long, interesting life.
He was a member of the United Brothers of
Carpenters, a Mason with the Hiram Grand
Lodge in New York, and served as Secretary
of the local Kiwanis. The church was full as
many took the opportunity to reminisce the
impressions Linford's life left behind. His
step-son David, facilitated the gathering with
many of his own remembrances, followed by
others sharing their thoughts from the time
he shared as husband, step-father, relative,
and friend. The service concluded with a fel-
lowship dinner and slide show reliving special
people, places, and events. Although Linford
is no longer here, his memory lives forever in
our hearts.

would enhance the hospital's billing cycle, Hendry Regional's Information Technology
since charges would be more accurate and advancements. Already, Leon is fully en-
timely. gaged in preparing for the upcoming expan-
Leon Hoover, who recently joined the sion to ensure the hospital complies with
hospital as the Director of Information Ser- the new measures established by the federal
vices, will coordinate the facilitation of the government's healthcare stimulus package.
systems Originally from Jackson Tennessee,p
system. Originally from Jackson Tennessee, Earlier this year the Hospital Board of Au-
Leon Hoover and his wife, Paula, have five t a a I
children. Before coming to Clewiston, Leon thority approved an Information Technology
had previously served for 5 years as the Di- Strategic Plan. As a part of the plan, an IT
rector of Information Technology at the West Steering Committee, composed of depart-
Tennessee Division of Methodist Healthcare, ment managers and senior administration
over-seeing eight rural and urban hospitals. officials, is in place. This committee is cur-
With this history, he is well prepared for the rently evaluating existing applications and
responsibilities, activities and challenges of assessing HRMC's future IT needs.

Hendry County School Board offers the Summer Food Service
Program during the months of June, July & August
Nutritionally balanced meals will be provided to all children regardless of race, color, sex, disability, age or national origin, during
the summer vacation when school breakfasts and lunches are not available. All children 18 years old and younger, if open site, are
eligible for meals at no charge and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service. The programs are only approved
for geographical areas of need where 50 percent or more of the children qualify for free and reduced meals during the school year.
Summer feeding sites that are located at schools provide meals to all children in the immediate vicinity in addition to those enrolled
in summer school.
Sites that are labeled "open restricted" are limited to the attendance due to space, security, safety or control. These sites are on a first
come, first serve basis to all children of the community at large.
The following sites will participate in the Summer Food Service Program:
Aunt June's Daycare, 250 Washington Ave., LaBelle (Open restricted) 7/26 thru 8/06 11:30a.m. 12:00p.m.
Aunt June's Daycare, 250 Washington Ave., LaBelle (Open restricted) 7/26 thru 8/06 3:00p.m. 3:15p.m.
Camp Crayon, 515 Valencia St., Clewiston (Open restricted) 6/14 thru 7/23 1:00p.m. 1:15p.m.
Central Elementary, 1000 S. Dean Duff Ave., Clewiston 6/14 thru 8/06 7:30a.m. 8:00a.m.
Central Elementary, 1000 S. Dean Duff Ave., Clewiston 6/14 thru 8/06 11:45a.m. 12:30p.m.
Clewiston Christian School,
601 Caribbean Ave., Clewiston (Open restricted) 6/14 thru 8/06 11:30a.m. 12:00p.m.
Clewiston Christian School,
601 Caribbean Ave., Clewiston (Open restricted) 6/14 thru 8/06 3:00p.m. 3:15p.m.
Clewiston High School, 1501 S. Francisco St., Clewiston 6/14 thru 7/02 7:30a.m. 8:00a.m.
Clewiston High School, 1501 S. Francisco St., Clewiston 6/14 thru 7/02 1 l:30a.m. 12:00p.m.
Clewiston Middle School, 601 W Pasadena, Clewiston 6/14 thru 7/30 1 l:30a.m. 12:00p.m.
Clewiston Youth Center, 601 W Pasadena, Clewiston (Open restricted) 6/14 thru 7/30 11:00a.m. 11:45a.m.
Clewiston Youth Center, 601 W Pasadena, Clewiston (Open restricted) 6/14 thru 7/30 1:45p.m. 2:00p.m.
Country Oaks, 2052 Eucalyptus Dr., LaBelle 6/14 thru 8/06 7:30a.m. 8:00a.m.
Country Oaks, 2052 Eucalyptus Dr., LaBelle 6/14 thru 8/06 11:45a.m. 12:30p.m.
Daniels, Manatee Ave., LaBelle (Open restricted) 6/14 thru 8/06 11:00a.m. 11:45p.m.
Daniels, Manatee Ave., LaBelle (Open restricted) 6/14 thru 8/06 2:00p.m. 2:15p.m.
East Recreational, 2001 10th Street, Clewiston 6/14 thru 7/23 8:00a.m. 9:00a.m.
East Recreational, 2001 10th Street, Clewiston 6/14 thru 7/23 12:00p.m. 1:00p.m.
Edward Upthegrove Elementary, 280 N. Main St., LaBelle 6/14 thru 8/06 11:15a.m. 12:15p.m.
Edward Upthegrove Elementary, 280 N. Main St., LaBelle 6/14 thru 8/06 2:30p.m. 2:45p.m.
Elfaro Assembly of God, 431 Bryan Ave, LaBelle (Open restricted) 6/28 thru 7/09 11:30a.m. 12:15p.m.
Extension Office 4H, 1085 Pratt Blvd., LaBelle (Open restricted) 8/03 thru 8/06 11:00a.m. 11:45a.m.
Extension Office 4 H, 1085 Pratt Blvd., LaBelle (Open restricted) 8/03 thru 8/06 2:45p.m. 3:00p.m.
First Baptist Church of Clew, 102 E. Ventura Ave., Clewiston (Open restricted) 8/03 thru 8/06 5:00p.m. 5:30p.m.
Greater Friendship Missionary Church,
901 Della Tobias, Clewiston (Open restricted) 7/12 thru 7/16 4:30p.m. 5:15p.m.
Greentree South Apartments, 40 Greentree, LaBelle (Open restricted) 07/06 thru 8/06 9:00a.m. 9:15a.m.
Greentree South Apartments, 40 Greentree, LaBelle (Open restricted) 07/06 thru 8/06 12:00p.m. 12:30p.m.
Harvest Academy, 389 Holiday Isles Blvd., Clewiston (Open restricted) 6/14 thru 8/06 11:30a.m. 12:00p.m.
Harvest Academy, 389 Holiday Isles Blvd., Clewiston (Open restricted) 6/14 thru 8/06 2:30p.m. 2:45p.m.
Imagination Station of LaBelle, Inc. (Open restricted) 6/14 thru 8/06 8:00a.m. 8:30a.m.
Imagination Station of LaBelle, Inc. (Open restricted) 6/14 thru 8/06 11:30a.m. 12:30p.m.
Kid City Day Care, 21 North Riverview St., LaBelle (Open restricted) 6/14 thru 8/06 8:15a.m 9:00a.m.
Kid City Day Care, 21 North Riverview St., LaBelle (Open restricted) 6/14 thru 8/06 11:45a.m. 12:15p.m.
LaBelle High School, 4050 Cowboy Way, LaBelle 6/14 thru 7/02 7:30a.m. 8:00a.m.
LaBelle High School, 4050 Cowboy Way, LaBelle 6/14 thru 7/02 11:15a.m. 12:15p.m.
Montura Recreation Center, 255 Hacinenda St., Clewiston (Open restricted) 6/14 thru 8/06 11:30a.m. 12:15p.m.
Montura Recreation Center, 255 Hacinenda St., Clewiston (Open restricted) 6/14 thru 8/06 2:45p.m. 3:00p.m.
Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist, 100 Georgia Ave., Clewiston (Open restricted) 7/19 thru 7/23 1 l:30a.m. 12:30p.m.
New Bethel AME Church, 959 Della Tobias, Clewiston (Open restricted) 6/14 thru 6/18 7:30a.m. 8:00a.m.
New Bethel AME Church, 959 Della Tobias, Clewiston (Open restricted) 6/14 thru 6/18 11:30a.m. 12:15p.m
Noah's Ark Daycare, 529 E. El Paso Ave., Clewiston (Open restricted) 6/14 thru 8/06 11:15a.m. 11:45a.m.
Noah's Ark Daycare, 529 E. El Paso Ave., Clewiston (Open restricted) 6/14 thru 8/06 2:45p.m. 3:00p.m.
Pioneer Community Center, 990 Pananma Ave., Clewiston (Open restricted) 6/14 thru 7/23 1 :00a.m. 1l:30a.m.
Pioneer Community Center, 990 Pananma Ave., Clewiston (Open restricted) 6/14 thru 7/23 2:00p.m. 2:15p.m.
Tall Pines, 411 Sabal Palm Court, LaBelle (Open restricted) 6/14 thru 8/06 11:00a.m. 11:30a.m.
Tall Pines, 411 Sabal Palm Court, LaBelle (Open restricted) 6/14 thru 8/06 2:00p.m. 2:15p.m.
Truevine, 2100 10th St., Clewiston (Open restricted) 7/26 thru 7/29 11:30a.m. 12:00p.m.
Universe All Star Cheer & Dance,
100 S. Industrial Loop, LaBelle (Open restricted) 6/14 thru 8/06 11:30p.m. 12:00p.m.
Universe All Star Cheer & Dance,
100 S. Industrial Loop, LaBelle (Open restricted) 6/14 thru 8/06 2:30p.m. 2:45p.m.
***Please note that serving times and dates are subject to change""
No meals will be served on July 3, 2009 in observance of the Holiday Sites are open Monday through Friday except for the noted
Lunches will be served in conjunction with Summer School and Recreation program Schedules. For more information about pro
viding lunches at additional sites or learn exact serving times please call the Hendry County School Board Food Service Department
Office at (863) 674-4113.
"In accordance with Federal law, and US Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the
basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability To file a complaint of discrimination write USDA, Director, Office of Civil
Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, DC 20250-9410 or call (800) 795-3272 (voice) or (202) 720-6382 (TTY). USDA
is an equal opportunity provider and employer."
Hendry County School District is an equal opportunity institution for education and employment.
Hendry School District es una Institucion de la Opportunidad Iqual para la Educacion y el Empleo

Church Briefs

Christian Academy plans
International Christian Academy, K-12th,
located at International Christian Fellow-
ship, 233 Clark Street, LaBelle, will hold a
meeting for anticipated students and fam-
ily members. The meeting will be tonight,
Thursday, June 17, at 7:00 p.m. Registration
will be opened for students. Work is being
done to allow for McKay and Florida Tax
Credit scholarships. Scholarships pay up to
100 percent of tuition and other costs. Most
students qualify if they are eligible to receive
free or reduced lunch. To receive the Florida
Tax Credit scholarships, parents must apply
online by July 1st at www. Stepupforstu- For more information you may
contact Tracy Co at 863-675-1112. Hablamos

International Christian Academy, K-12th,
esta situada en la iglesia International Chris-
tian Fellowship, en la calle 233 Clark, en La-
Belle, esta noche vamos a tener una junta
con padres de familia y alumnos. La junta
sera Junio 24 a las 7:00 p.m. El registro sera
abierto para los alumnos. La mayoria de el-
los podra calificar si son elegidos para recibir
lonche reducido o gratis. Para recibir la beca
de Florida Tax Credit, los padres deberan de
aplicar en linea antes del Iro de Julio en el
sitio Para may-
or informacion puede contactar a Tracy Co
al 863-675-1112. Hablamos espanol.

If currently in ORTHODONTIC CARE or
considering treatment UNITED STATES
GARDENS CITRUS has announced that
Orthodontia (Orthodontic treatment) has been
eliminated under both dental plans. Anyone
enrolled in Orthodontic treatment as of August
31, 2010 will be grandfathered in and benefits
will be paid until December 31, 2010. Please
contact your local dentist or orthodontist or
insurance provider as soon as possible for further

El tratamiento ort6dontico se ha eliminado en las
dos p6lizas dentales. Todas las personas que
dsten en tratamiento ortoddntico antes del 31 de
agosto de 2010, podrdn seguir utilizando el plan
ortodental actual y recibir los beneficios
correspondientes hasta el 31 de diciembre de
2010. Es importante que hable con su dentista o
ortodentista mis pronpos ime para mrs detll
Dr. Earle Edwards, DDS Orthodontics
327 Central Avenue,
Clewiston, FL 33440
(863) 983-5121(863) 983-5225 Fax
150 S. Main Street, Suite #2B, LaBelle, FL 33935
(863) 675-2011
349 N.W. 16 St, Suite #110, Belle Glade, FL 33430
(561) 996-2100

VBS planned at Grace Baptist
Children of LaBelle come see the Wild,
Wonderful, and Amazing side of our God
this summer at Grace Baptist Church as we
present the Wildwood Forest Adventures.
We will learn new songs. We will hear of
some of the most exciting and "Strange but
True" stories the Bible has to offer. All the
crafts will center on the story of that day.
Even the refreshments will be a reminder of
the theme each night.
The Adventure will begin at Grace Bap-
tist Church at 4200 N.E. Eucalyptus Blvd. on
Monday, July 12th through Friday, July 16th,
beginning at 6:00pm. All children Kinder-
Garten through the 5th grade are invited to
come. Enroll early by calling (863) 675-3349.
Transportation can be arranged on a limited

Time for VB S
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.

VBS at First Baptist Churc
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
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.

Online Guestbook
All Obituaries now include Online Guestbooks
where family and friends can share reflections,
remembrances and condolences.


These locally-owned small businesses
appreciate your support!

To add your listing, contact us at
or e-mail

Christ the

"Where everybody is Somebody and esus 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

Carlson Memorial
United Methodist Church
310 Campbell St.
LaBelle, FL 33935
Phone (863) 675-0656
Fax (863) 675-0640
Pastor John Bennett
9:00 a.m. Traditional Service
10:00 a.m. Sunday School
11:00 a.m. Contemporary Service

Ft. Myers: 275-0358
[a lin; LaBelle: 675-0358

Fax: (863) 675-0852
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June 17, 2010

Caloosa Belle

Caloosa Belle June 17, 2010

LHS Top Athletes Honored

Submitted photo/Lucinda Kelley ~5-- in
The Cowboy Pride Recipient Award
winner for 2010 Jose Garcia, while the Submitted photo/Lucinda Kelley
Cowgirl Pride Recipient Award winner K.C. Lynn Scholar Athlete of the Year.
for 2010 was Toni Tolar.

Submitted photo/Lucinda Kelley
Submitted photo/Lucinda Kelley Mr. Noah Sodrell 2010 recipient of the
David Miller LHS 2010 Male Athlete Charles and Martha Raye Humprhies
of the Year and Brianna Sanchez LHS Volunteer Service Award pictured with
2010 Female Athlete of the Year. principal Lucinda Kelley.

Sport Shorts

Sign up for Pop Warner
Sign up every Saturday for Pop Warner
Football and Cheerleading at Winn Dixie be-
tween 11 a.m and 2 p.m. for the months of
June and July. Cost is $100 for the first child,
second child is $90, third is $80 and so on.
Contact Debbie Alexander at 863-673-4643
or e-mail
for more information. The first practice is
set for August 2, at that time you will need
to bring child's birth certificate (copy and
original), wallet size photo (close up), end
of year report card (copy), and a physical on
Pop Warner form.

4xWin 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 or by phone at 888-853-
7904 for a demonstration or to get started.

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 an dance routines.
They will also learn the safety of spotting
when performing stunts. The cost is $55
per child and includes lunch and a T-shirt.
You can sign up your child at LaBelle High
For more information contact Mona
O'Bannon at 863-234-1236 or monaoban-

Submitted photo

LHS recognizes Rec Department
LaBelle High School Athletic Department through the tennis coaches, recog-
nized the Hendry County Recreation Department for all their hard work at the
tennis courts. The department has been extremely helpful in maintaining the
courts and cooperating in every way possible. For the past two years at the
tennis tournament, they have coordinated the pavilion, the scorer's tent and
the park area in general to make sure the tournament went smoothly. Each
year before the season starts they have been exemplary in readying the area
for the season. Working with the department has been a pleasure.
Pictured left to right: Brent Ringler, Boys Tennis Coach, Ramiro Rodriguez,
Hendry County Recreation Department, Bobbie Spratt, Girls Tennis Coach
and David Kelley, LHS Athletic Director.

Caloosa Belle

June 17, 2010

June 17, 2010 Caloosa Belle

School Briefs

LES students celebrate finish

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 stu-
dents. Work is being done to allow for Mc-
Kay and Florida Tax Credit scholarships. For
more info call 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 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 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-

Fourth grade students at LaBelle El-
ementary School gathered on Friday, June
4th to celebrate their photo finish of writ-
ing this year. These students participated in
the "Great Race around Florida" hosted by
fourth grade teachers Tammy Bass, Lynsee
Dicks, and Jada Fleming.
The sixty-four student racers put the
pedal to the metal through twenty writing
assignments. Each "pit stop" drove through
a different part of Florida's geography. Stu-
dents learned about destinations such as the
Ichetucknee River, Marathon Key, and the
home of the manatee, Crystal River Springs.
"The Race energizes our students to cre-
ate writing masterpieces," says Mrs. Bass. "It
also helps us to drive toward success on the
FCAT Writes test."

At the end of the race, students create a
portfolio of writing to showcase their expe-
riences. If completed successfully, students
were given the opportunity to enter their
name into a prize drawing. Prizes included
jump ropes, catch games, basketballs, vol-
leyballs, CD players, scooters, and bicycles.
Mrs. Fleming commented, "It is highly
rewarding to see students set goals and be
able to achieve them. The race gives them
an opportunity to track their progress over
time, and celebrate their achievements."
Thank you to the sponsors that geared up
this writing adventure. Contributors such as
LaBelle Dodge, USave Supermarket, Winn-
Dixie Supermarket, and Principal John
Baker truly accelerate students' writing ad-

.. Submitted photo

Fourth grade
students at La-
Belle Elemen-
tary School
Celebrate their
photo finish
of writing this

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Caloosa Belle

Caloosa Belle June 17, 2010

LaBelle Middle School Band competes on cruise

By Mr. and Mrs. Richard West
Special to the Caloosa Belle
The week of May 24 through May 28, 46 LaBelle Middle School
Band students left the school and headed to Port Canaveral to board
the Royal Caribbean's Monarch of the Seas and set sail for Nassau in
the Bahamas. This came after months of preparation and practice.
During the cruise the students competed in a Festival of Music
band adjudication performance. How did they do? They brought
home a second place excellence ranking with the Concert Band, a
first place superior ranking with the Jazz Band and several trophies
for outstanding solo performances. LaBelle should be very proud
of these students and the way the represented their school and the

These 11 to 14 year olds acted very respectable aboard the ship.
Their behavior was exemplary; it was hard to believe they were
middle school students. Thank you to the man who teaches them,
LaBelle Middle School Band Director, Brian Pollitt. Mr. Pollitt has tak-
en his students from learning band members to a great performing
musical group. It was an honor and joy to listen to them.
If you want the enjoyment of a lifetime, come to the LaBelle
Middle School the next time they have an open concert, see what
the students are doing and hear some of the areas best performers
in their age group.
Again, we applaud the LMS band and send a special thank you
to all the chaperones who volunteered to accompany the group and
again thank you to Mr. Pollitt.
We're proud to have a child in the band.

Submitted photo
Members of the
LaBelle Middle
School Band who
competed in the
Festival of Music
aboard the Royal
Caribbean's Mon-
arch of the Seas.

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cards have

been mailed
LHS Guidance would like to remind all
parents to check grades and grade point
averages to make certain your student is
on track for graduation.
In order to advance to the next grade
the following criteria must be met:
Sophomores (10th grade):
5 or more earned credits
Minimum GPA of 1.75
Juniors (11th grade):
10 or more earned credits
Minimum GPA of 2.0
Seniors (12th grade)
17 or more earned credits
S Minimum GPA of 2.0
Level 2 or higher on the FCAT
reading and math
AP Exams -Students who took AP ex-
ams can access their individual score re-
ports in July at
FCAT scores have not been received
and an exact date of receipt has not been
determined. LHS Guidance will notify
parents when FCAT scores are available
for distribution.
LHS Guidance Counselors will be in
until June 23 and return from summer
vacation on August 2.

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June 17, 2010 Caloosa Belle 11



Submitted photo/Waddy Thompson
Monday afternoon traffic was stopped on Highway 80 for about an hour as of-
ficials removed the Comcast cable from across the road.

with 1 Car Garage in
Country Village! Home
features new paint and
carpet. Price includes
refrigerator, stove, and
ceiling fans. Close to
schools and shopping!

,tl4 863-675-4500
Southern or visit our website at
180 N. Bridge St. LaBelle, FL 33935
Sherri Denning Licensed Real Estate Broker
Associates: Trisha Arnold, Tony Barnes, Emily A. Bates,
Cindi Beer, Paula Blanco, Gregory Bone, Lisa Cleghorn,
Beverly Curtis, Bonnie Denning, Donna Kane, Paul Meador,
Wayne Simmons, Nancy Lou Smith and Denise Walker

LJoouuu /2 R iver- QIoo,uuu zz / on I QOY,uuu beauTITUI 101
front pool home acre/ fruit trees +3 in Caloosa Estates
near park, boat car detached Perfect for families
ramp & town. All ap- garage. Great or retirees with walk-
pliances included neighborhood ing and biking

863-675-0898 OFC

NIKKI YEAGER, Broker Assoc.
239/564-2005 cell

239/564-2002 cell


m -
S of LaBelle, $63,840 Seller financ- 439 AC, S. OF ARCADIA. Beautiful
ing with substantial down pay- land. Improved pasture, cabbage
ment. Add'l 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. WILL DIVIDE
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.

$42 v,9(1 rl v home.
Fore,' Mf r.
$48,000 Mobile home, needs
TLC. 3/2 on 1 ac.
$49,900 Seller Financng on
this newer mobile home in the
city limits. 3/2
$64,900- New MH on 1/2 ac off
$69,999 Exceptional newer
mobile home, huge bedrooms,
nice wood deck.
$89,000 3/2 in Moore Haven
Yacht Club 1200 Sq Ft.
$119,900 Newer 3/2 on a nice
ly located 5 ac. parcel in Muse.
$160,000- WOW! Exceptional
custom 3/2 + office or nursery
w/fireplace. Huge deck & gaze
bo overlook pristine 5 acres
w/oaks, palms & newly plant
ed citrus
$33,000 -,ajil 'ete Block
Home. Pe*' 5 home or
$39,900 Short Sale! 3/2
Concrete block 2005 home
w/Chinese Drywall.

$49,900 Seller Financing 2/1.5
in Port LaBelle, nice yard.
$58,000 Seller will pay $1,000
toward repairs or closing costs.
In the city, corner lot. 3/2
$65,000 Short Sale! Large
2006 3/2 with 2 car garage.
Tiled throughout except in 2nd
& 3rd bedrms.
$79,000 Approved price
Short sale! 3/2 on 2 1/2 ac.
Newer roof.
$129,000 3/2 Modular, Make
$196,900 4/2 in Muse Country
Cabin on 2 + Ac.
$320,000 Caloosa Estates
Jewel. Features 2 master suites,
sitting high atop a hill. Water
feature, Florida Rm., & more.
3/2 split floor plan.
$469,000 Superior quality
from granite countertops to
crown moulding throughout,
upgrades galore. All on 2 1/2
ac. in prestigious Oak Haven
Estates. Rec room & large out
building round out this spec
tacular pool home w/waterfall.

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

Foreclosure Listings Available ... INTRACOASTAL RIVERFRONT HOME plus
LaBelle &Lehigh. Callfordetails! dock-house, boat ramp, guest house & more
RENTALS $325,000
2/1 DuplexApartment $650 /mth 3BR/2BA WATERFRONT HOME w/125
1 DuplexApartment $550/mth Caloosahatchee River fronage $284,900
1 Cottage $550/mth SPACIOUS 3BR RIVERFRONT HOME, views o
FEATURES OF THE WEEK! Intracoastal Waterway & Ortona Locks $269,000
4BR/2BA MANUFACTURED HOME on 291 WATERFRONT LOT! Protected navigable oxbow
acres, Felda $70,000 w/direct access to river $58,500
2BR/2BA LE1'UKT tTm'tl" d business HOMES
39,900 IN lll l 3BR/2BA HOME Bank Foreclosure Fixer-upper
BANK OWNIDI t8 1rl CityLimits M oore oHaven $9,
ofLaBelle $15'00 8""' A "lEC?-3 homesite"
4B132a Bt 1 jl)ttiSl$85,000 $36,000 *
2BR12BA UFACT ED 25aces 3BR2BA WELL MAINTAINED fully furnishec
close to town $79,900 manufactured home w/new roof in the city
lose o own$79,900E
GREAT INVESTMENT! 3BR/2BA Home + $44,000
IBR/IBA Home + duplex (2BR1BA & IBR/IBA) 4BR12 BA HOME Spacious w/ large family room

to the River $224,900
w/60' dock & protected boat hat
Views plus Mother-in-Law apartme

wand access 119,900
3BR/2BA HOME in Laurel Oaks minute
LaBelle Marina $129,900
ft on water HOMES ON ACREAGE
or $499,900 3BR/2BA HOME on 25 Acres west
Beautiful River BR/2BA CBS HOME: 5+/- acres in tl
$350,000 $148,900

4BR/2BA MOBILE HOME! 5 +/-Acres, cleared w/
fence& pond $160,000
20+/- ACRES ZONED A-2 w/ 4 -plex rental unit
and duplex rental $249,900
3BR/2BA POOL HOME on 665 +/-Acres in Felda
PRIME ACREAGE! 1329 acres, 30 +/- feet
frontage on paved State Road 29 in Felda Zoned
Ag-2, can be split into 2 parcels Bring your agricul-
ture business to this perfect location! $398,000
2 +/-ACRES IN FELDA owning on Hwy 29 possi-
ble commercial zoning $175,000
multi-family residential lots $85,000
2.09 M/L ACRES w/large, beautiful oaks $58,520
61 +/- ACRES of Prime fertile land in Felda, less
than REDUCED $516,466.
LOTS AVAILABLE... Please call for Details!
C1 ZONED PROPERTY 100 x 295 includes a 30
x 60 steel Quonset building ad shed $100,000
CUSTOM CABINET SHOP! 115' 300 property
Re-route on HWY 78 gives business zoned location
excellent visibility 25 x 80 ft fame building

Maiy Sear -wnl Brsi adi

Real Estate Corp.

* norse lovers welcome! i/z.) on l .zi-/- in
Port LaBelle Ranchettes. 2,500 sq. ft of living
area, 2 car garage, wrap around porch and
more. $335,000.

* Riverfront Immaculate 3/2 waterway estate
on 1.14+/- acres outside of LaBelle. Home is
2,425 sq. ft. of living area with overspacious
kitchen, pantry, screened pool and a 1,944 sq.
ft. workshop with office, bath and a generator
compressor room. $795,000.
* Horse lovers welcome! 4/2.5 on 3.24+/- in
Port LaBelle Ranchettes. 2,500 sq. ft of living
area, 2 car garage, wrap around porch and
more. $335,000.
* Corporate owner. ,2004 CBS home on
4.98+/- acres locaM 41CiCLaBelle. Ceramic
tile, fireplace, Q( HT RACT 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-fUNl g RLehigh Acres.
Ceramic tiqfqO hF T, kitchen,
den/office and Tots more $ 2,900.
* Corporate own d1 i / gome on .95+/-
of an acre. Loc *illewiston 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, spaciousliv-
ing room and much more. $59,900.
* Corporate ownetJqBwRed in LaBelle.
Split floor plan, saOu 'tRAC den/fami-

ly roon. $59,900.
* Corporate owne j Jigligh Acres locat-
ed off Bell Blvi' te with over
lm500+/- sq. ofiving area. ,000
* Corporate owned! 4/2 CBS home located off
Belle Blvd near SR82 $55,000.
* 3/1 CBS home in city limits of LaBelle. Move
in ready conidtion. $55,000.
* Corporate owndi kfj S home on
corner lot $54,94ULu1 .
* Corporate owned fl i CBS home close
to schools & flijT in Lehight
Acres. $52,506~ fr al
* Corporate o 4 / in the heart
of Lehigh Acres ..
* Corporate owner r l 2 5 lne on over-
sized corner lot inlI $42,500.
* Corpgrtoe a 2 catedon corner
lot in Lt 4 lg- E m, (. 1T
* Corpq.#c i naA&t feed of
some TL. T, 1, "
* Corporate owned! 2/2 Handyman special.
Located in Moore Haven. $19,900.
* Great invest niotb ial! 1BR/1B home
on a corner lsr~i dtj ome work...
but is priced .
* Corportate owniw ligljivestors. 3/1
home located in~,~llted 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.

580 S. Main St. LaBelle, FL
863 675-1973
Ifyou are thinking oftuying or selling, give us a call!
Check us out online at
e-mail: AA New Vitural Tours!
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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
* 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.
SAffordable 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 Monturalots- $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.


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357473 CB 6/17/10

YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that a public hearing by the Board of Super-
visors of the Everglades Agricultural Area Environmental Protecton District
will be held on Friday, July 9, 2010, during the Annual Landowners' Meet-
ing, which begins at 9:00 a.m. in the University of Florida/IFAS Everglades
Research and Education Center, 3200 E. Palm Beach Road, Belle Glade, FL
The purpose of this public hearing is to hear all objections to the budget
as proposed, to make such changes to the proposed budget as the Boardof
Supervisors deems necessary and to adopt the budget as finally approved
by the Board of Supervisors for the District.
If any person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board of Su-
pervisors with respect to any matter considered at these meeings 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.
Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any per-
son requiring special accommodations to participate in this meeting, be-
cause of a disability or physical impairment, should contact the District's
Attorney, Charles F Schoech, at 561-655-0620 at least five (5) calendar
days prior to the Meeting.
DATED this Monday, 7th day of June 2010.
BY Charles F Schoech, Asst. Secretary and Counsel to the District
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NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the Clewiston City Commission will
hold a "PUBLIC HEARING" on Monday, June 21, 2010 at 6:00 p.m., or as
soon as practical thereafter, in the City Hall Commission Chambers, 115 W.
Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, Florida.
Pursuant to Section 62-68 of the Clewiston Code of Ordinances, the purpose
of this public hearing is for the City Commission to consider the comments
and objections of all property owners and interested persons to the imposi-
tion of special assessments to fund the constructon of wastewater improve-
ments within the Ridge and Ridgeview Assessment Area of the City. During
the Public Hearing, the Commission will hear all public testimony to ascer-
tain and/or determine, in the exercise of sound discretion, whether the
Initial Assessment Resolution (Resoluton 2009-09) shall be confirmed or re-
pealed with such amendments as the City Commission deems appropriate,
after hearing comments and receiving objections of all interested persons.
All citizens and interested parties are encouraged to attend the public hear-
ing. Any person requiring a special accommodation to paricipate in these
meetings because of a disability or physical impairment, including speech or
hearing impairments, should contact the City Clerk's Office (863) 983-1484
prior to the scheduled meeting. Clewiston City Hall is a wheelchair ac-
cessible facility.
If a person decides to appeal the decision of the City Commission with re-
spect to any matter considered at the public meeting herein referred, he or
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

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN to all owners of lands located within the boun-
TECTION DISTRICT that pursuant to applicable laws, a meeting of the
PROTECTION DISTRICT will be held on Friday, July 9, 2010 at 9:00
a.m. in University of Florida/IFAS- Everglades Research and Education Cen-
ter, 3200 E. Palm Beach Road, Belle Glade, FL 33430, for the following pur-
1. Receiving annual reports and taking such action with respect thereto
as the landowners may determine;
2. Electon ofSupervisor(s)
3. Transacting such other business as may properly come before the
The Board of Supervisors meeting will commence immediately thereafter
and the purpose of this meeting is to adopt a budget for fiscal year
2010-2011 and to transact any and all business that may come before the
Ifany person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board of Super-
visors with respect to any matter considered at these meetings 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
Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any per-
son requiring special accommodations to participate in this meeting, be-
cause of a disability or physical impairment, should contact the District's
Attorney, Charles F Schoech, at 561-655-0620 at least five (5) calendar
days prior to the Meeting.
DATED this Monday, 7th day of June, 2010.
BY Charles F. Schoech, Asst. Secretary and Counsel to the District
357176 CGS 6/17,24/10

BID NO. 2010-24
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
Transportabon Programs, hereby notfies 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
for an 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: June 10, 2010 By: Janet Taylor, Chairwoman
356788 CB/CGS 6/10,17,24;7/1,8/10



BID NUMBER: 2010-23
OPENING DATE AND TIME: July 15, 2010 at 2:00 p.m.
Sealed Bids will be received by the Board of County Commissioners of
Hendry County, Florida, for "Demolition and Removal of County Sub Office
Building, located at 712 E. El Paso, Clewiston, Florida" In order to be con-
sidered, bids must be received by the Board of County Commissioners at
the C.E. Hall Building (Clerk's Office) in the Hendry County Courthouse
Complex, 25 E. Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida by July 15, 2010 at
2:00 p.m., at which time all responses to this request will be recorded in the
presence of one or more witnesses.
A copy of the Instructions and Bid Documents can be obtained from the
Hendry County Purchasing Department, located at 165 S. Lee Street, La-
Belle, lorida (for pick up, Post Office Box 2340, LaBelle, FL 33975 (mail-
ing address) or by calling (863) 675-5220 or (863) 983-1585.
This solicitation does not commit Hendry County to award any contracts, to
pay any costs incurred in the preparation of a response to this Bid, or to
contract for any services. The County reserves the right to reject any or all
submittals received as a result of this solicitation, or to cancel in part or in
its entirety this Bid, if it is in the best interest of the County to do so.
Janet B. Taylor, Chairwoman
Board of County Commissioners
357481 CB/CN 6/17/10

Notce is hereby given that the District School Board of Hendry County,
Florida, will receive bids until 3:00 p.m. on July 7, 2010 at the Hendry
County School Board's Finance Office, at which time they will be opened
and tabulated.
Project Title: County Oaks Elementary School -
Low Slope Reroofing at Buildings 02, 15, and 16
Upthegrove Elementary School -
Low Slope Reroofing at Buildings 6 and 22.
Project Location: Country Oaks Elementary School
2052 Eucalyptus NW
LaBelle, FL 33935
Upthegrove Elementary School
280 N. Main Street
LaBelle, FL 33935
Name of Owner: Hendry County School Board
P O. Box 1980
LaBelle, FL 33935
Project Scop: Furnish all labor and materials required to replace the des-
ignated roofing assemblies of County Oaks Elementary School, and Up-
tegrove Elementary School, both located in LaBelle, Florida. Estimated
construction budget is $338,000.00.
Site Examination:A mandatory prebid meeting will be held in the cafe-
teria of Country Oaks Elementary School on June 24, 2010 at 10:00 am.
Place for Receipt of Bids: All bids shall be delivered to: Hendry County
School Board's Finance & Purchasing Office, 111 Curry Street, LaBelle, FL,
or Mailed to: Hendry County School Board's Finance & Purchasing Office,
PO. Box 1980, LaBelle, FL 33975.
Obtaining Bid Documents: Bidders may obtain bid documents, including
drawings and specifications, by contactin the office of ay Ammon Archi-
tect, Inc., 3246 Lakeview Oaks Drive, Longwood, Florida, 32779, tele-
phone number (407) 333-1977. Documents will be mailed to the bidders
at a non-refundable cost of $50.00.
All bids must be enclosed in a sealed envelope plainly marked on the out-
side: Q11-0001 "Reroofing Project at Country Oaks Elementary School and
Upthegrove Elementary School Bid Date: July 7, 2010. The School Board
of Hendry County reserves the right to reject any and all bids received, and
to waive any and all irregularities in regard thereto. No bids may be with-
drawn after the scheduled closing time for receipt for bids for a period of
sixty (60) calendar days without consent of the Board.
Hendry County School Board
Sally Berg, Chairman
357250 CB/CN 6/17/10



to an Order or Summary Final Judg-
ment of foreclosure dated June 2,
2010, and entered in Case No.
262009CA000680XXXXXX of the Cir-
cuit Court in and for Hendry County,
Florida, wherein WACHOVIA MORT-
GAGE FSB is Plaintiff and ALI ADBE-
Defendants, I will sell to the highest
and best bidder for cash at on the
Second Floor in front of the Main
Clerk's Office at the Hendry County
Courthouse, 25 East Hickpochee Ave-
nue, LaBelle, FL 33935 at Hendry
County, Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on the
30th day of June, 2010, the following
described property as set forth in
said Order or Final Judgment, to-wit:
In accordance with the Americans
with Disabilities Act of 1990, persons
needing special accommodation to
participate in this proceeding should
contact the Clerk of the Court not
later than five business days prior to
the proceeding at the Hendry County
Courthouse. Telephone
941-675-5217 or 1-800-955-8770 via
Florida Relay Service.
DATED at LaBelle, Florida, on June
7, 2010.
As Clerk, Circuit Court
By: J. Bevis
As Deputy Clerk
Attorneys for Plaintiff
PO Box 11438
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33339-1438
Telephone: (954)564-0071
357042 CN 6/17,24/10

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Notice is hereby given that the
Hendry County Construction Li-
censing Board will hold a meeting
Thursday, June 24, 2010 at 6:00
p.m., at the Hendry County Court-
house, Commission Chambers, 25
East Hickpochee Avenue, Labelle,
Florida. The meeting is open to
the public. The meeting site is ac-
cessible by the disabled
If a person decides to appeal
any decision made by the
board, agency, or commission
with respect to any matter
considered at such meeting or
hearing, he or she will need a
record of the proceedings, and
that, for such purpose, he or
she may need to ensure that a
verbatim record of the pro-
ceedings is made, w ich
record includes the testimony
and evidence upon which the
appeal is to be based.
357495 CB/CN 6/17/10 1

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CASE NO. 2009 CA 211
Notice is hereby given that, pursu-
ant to a Final Summary Judgment of
Foreclosure entered in the above-
styled cause, in the Circuit Court of
Hendry County, Flonda, I will sell the
property situate in Hendry County,
Florida, described as:
LOT 20, Block 2168 PORT LA-
BELLE UNIT 4, according to the
plat thereof, as recorded in Plat
Book 3, Pages 86 through 102,
of the Public Records of Hendry
County, Florida.
at public sale, to the highest and
best bidder, for cash, Clerk of the
Circuit Court in the Hendry County
Courthouse (being the second floor
hallway of the Hendry County Courts
Building), LaBelle, FL 33935 at 11:00
AM, on June 30, 2010.
DATED this 9th day of June, 2010.
Any person claiming an interest in
the surplus from the sale, if any,
other than the property owner as of
the date of the lis pendens, must file
a claim within 60 days after the sale.
Witness, my hand and seal of this
court on the 9th day of June, 2010.
By: J. Bevis
Deputy Clerk
Law Offices of
Daniel C. Consuegra
9204 King Palm Dive
Tampa, FL 33619-1328
Attorneys for Plaintiff
In accordance with the Americans
With Disabilities Act of 1990, persons
needing a special accommodation to
participate in this proceeding should
contact the ASA Coordinator no later
than seven (7) days prior to the pro-
ceeding. If eanng impaired, please
call (800) 955-8771 (TDD) or
(800) 955-8770 (voice), via Floda
Relay Service.
357174 CN 06/17,24/10

You are hereby notified that the
Regular Meeting of the Board of
Supervisors of the Central County
Water Control District will by held
on Wednesday June 23, 2010 at 7
pm at the Central County Confer-
ence Room located at 475 S. Cab
bage Palm St. Montura Ranch
Estates, Clewiston, Florida. The
purpose of this meetin is to
transact any and all business
which may come before the
Board. If a person decides to ap-
peal the decision of the Board of
Supervisors with respect to any
matter considered at the pubic
meeting or hearing herein refer
he or she may need to insure that
a verbatim record of the proceed-
ings is made, which record in-
cludes the testimony and evidence
upon which the appeal is based.
357496 CGS 6/17/10

ING & RECOVERY gives Notice of Fore-
closure of Lien and intent to sell these
vehicles on 07/2/2010, 10:00 am at 74
33935, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of
the Florida Statutes. TIMS TOWING &
RECOVERY reserves the right to accept
or reject any and/or all bids.
2008 Ford
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BID # 2010-02
1.1 Public Noice is hereby given that sealed bids for the above referenced
Bid # 20 10-2 Central County Water Control District Eauinment
hd will be received by the Board of Supervisors for the Central County
Water 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
until 2:00 p.m. local time on June 22, 2010, for furnishing labor and
materials and performing all work set forth in the Invitation to Bid, Instruc-
tion 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
ollowing the scheduled closing time for the reception of bids, all bid propo-
sals which have been submitted in accordance with the conditions of the In-
vitation to Bid, Instructions to Bidders and any Addenda issued in relation to
this Project will be publicly opened and read aloud. Bidders may attend the
bid opening. Bidder is responsible for the delivery of bid, and bids re-
ceived after the specified day and time will not be opened.
1.2A 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,
1.3 The work made the subject hereof is described in the bid documents t-
EQUIPMENT SHED. copies of which may be obtained from Rock Enterpris
es, Inc., 154 N. Bridge Street, LaBelle, Florida, 33935, or from Central
County Water Control District, 475 South Cabbage Palm Street, Clewiston,
Florida 33440, for the non-refundable sum of $25.00. For addional infor-
mation you may contact Carolyn Hester, District Manager, at 863-983-5797,
or Rock Aboujaoude, PE., District Engineer, at 863-612-0011.
1.4 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%)
ofthe bid amount. All Subcontractors shall be declared on a separate form.
1.5 The Bid may be withdrawn prior to the date and bme of bid opening.
Bids 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
draw his Bid for a period of forty-five (45) calendar days after the date of
bid opening without written consent of the DISTRICT.
1.6 In order to perform public work, the successful Bidder shall have all li-
en and permits required by Federal, State, and local statutes, regular
tions and ordinances.
1.7 Before a Contract will be awarded for the work contemplated herein,
the DISTRICT will conduct such investigations as are necessary to deter-
mine the performance record and ability of the apparent low bidder to per-
form the size and type of work specified under this Invitation to Bid. Upon
equest, the Bidder shall submit such information as deemed necessary by
the DISTRICT to evaluate the bidder's qualifications. The DISTRICT re-
serves the right to award the bid to the lowest responsible and qualified
bidder based on available funding.
1.8 The DISTRICT reserves the right to reject any or all bids with or with
out 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
eight to reject all bids and proceed to accomplish its objectives
without awarding any contract pursuant to this invitabon. The DIS
TRICT also reserves the right to postpone the award of the Contract for a
period 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.
Carolyn Hester, Manager By Benito Alvarez, Chairman
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Community Briefs

Notice is hereby given that the Port LaBelle Utlity Advisory Board will hold
3 meeting Thursday, June 24, 2010, at 2:00 P.M., at the Hendry County
:ourthouse, 25 East Hickpoochee Avenue, Commission Chambers, LaBelle,
-lorida. The meeting is open to the public. The meeting site is accessible
)y the disabled.
If a person decides to appeal any decision made with respect to any mat-
er considered at this meeting, he/she will need a record of the proceed-
ngs, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a
/erbabm record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the test-
nony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.
Port LaBelle Advisory Committee
357188 CN/CB 6/17/10

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Yard sale for Humane society
The Caloosa Humane Society is holding
a giant yard sale on Saturday, June 19 from
8 a.m. to 1 p.m. with many new items. They
also need donations of saleable items for
their yard sales. All proceeds go directly to
benefit the animals at the shelter. The yard
sale will be on Park Ave. behind the LaBelle
Auction Co., 390 North Bridge St. For more
info call 675-0997.

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.

Bikers for blood poker run
We would like to invite you all to get on
the Big Red Bus with "Bikers for Blood" Free
poker run on June 19th. Registration opens
at 9:30 am at Rodeo Grill on Hwy 80. Special
appearance by Chris Shivers the Two Time
World Champion Bull Rider... Poker Run will
be from LaBelle to Clewiston and back. For
more info please contact Katie at 239-246-

Support group to meet
LaBelle's Caregiver Support Group will
be held the last Wednesday of every month.
The next meeting is June 30th. At the First
Christian Church of LaBelle from 1:30 -3:30
p.m. The topic will be an overview of "De-
mentia & Alzheimer's Disease -What you
need to know" presentation by Elise Eifert,
MS, CHES. Snacks and coffee will be pro-
vided! R.S.VP. and information call # 1-866-
231- 0921

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

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.



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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 fun
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 Constrictor, 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

LHS class plans 30th reunion
The class of 1980, LaBelle High School, 30
year reunion will be on Friday, July 9 at Ol-
ivia's Restaurant located in the Port LaBelle
Inn 7 p.m. until? Music from Colton James
Entertainment and karaoke. Open menu
and specials will be available for purchase,
please RSVP for restaurant head count as
soon as possible. Saturday, July 10 (op-
tional) The Pink Shell on Fort Myers Beach.
For more information and RSVP please call
Monty at 863-675-4915 or email: Tammy at

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.

Apply for 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.

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

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
retire2/military.htm. 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.

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.

Horse found
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 call 863-674-4060.

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

Help for Haiti
The Salvation Army is seeking donations
for the people of Haiti. You can contribute in
several ways: Text: "HAITI" to 52000 to give
$10 to The Salvation Army's relief efforts in
Haiti. The $10 will be applied to your bill;
Log on to and
make a donation; or call 1-800-Sal-Army.
You may also drop off your check to your lo-
cal Salvation Army office, 180 N. Main Street.
Write "Haiti earthquake" on the memo line.

June 17, 2010

Caloosa Belle

Community Briefs

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 ian ad Litem Program should contact Angela
candidates, early or absentee voting, voter Boykin, Volunteer Supervisor, at 863-674-
registration or election dates. 4190, for more information.

Speak up for kids
Anyone interested in becoming a Guard-

Auxiliary canteen serves meal
American LegionAuxiliary Unit 130 serves

food every Tuesday evening in the main hall
during members only bingo, 4:30-7 p.m. Va-
riety of sandwiches and finger foods $3.50
each, desserts $1. (Menu varies each week).
Public welcome; 699 Hickpochee Ave. (SR

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Dr. Joshua Parrish, DC
367 W. Hickpoochee Ave. LaBelle FL 33935
Phone: (863) 675-0421

Labelle Dodge Chrysler Jeep Inc
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All Makes & Models Repaired
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Caloosa Belle June 17, 2010

Ronald McDonald A 'Big Kick' at library

Ronald McDonald was at Barron Library
on Saturday, June 12, to help kick off Sum-
mer Story Time. Kids and parents enjoyed
his "Booktime" show, which encouraged
everyone to read books, and to participate
in the ongoing Summer Story Time, sched-
uled for each Tuesday morning at 10:30 a.m.

Following the show, everyone was treated
to ice cream cones, compliments of Danny
Davis and your LaBelle McDonalds.
Every child that attends all of the summer
programs will receive a certificate for a FREE
hamburger from McDonald, compliments of
your LaBelle McDonalds.

Submitted photo
Two year old Cy Snyder from Port Charlotte, shares a story with the Cat in the

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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.
Next program is Tuesday, June 22, featur-
ing Ms. Dell Schlaht and "Tell Me A Story."
Don't miss out.

Submitted photo
Ronald McDonald's Booktime Pro-

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