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Publication Date: July 1, 2010
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Thursday, July 1, 2010
Thursday, July 1, 2010

Vol. 88 No. 26

ie Plus tax
500 Plus tax

Film festival
Come to the LaBelle Assembly
of God on Fraser Ave. to enjoy fam-
ily fun at the 29th annual Summer
Film Festival.
Tuesday, July 6: "Cloudy with
a Chance of Meatballs" 1 p.m, 3
p.m.; 6 p.m. "Alice in Wonder-
Tuesday, July 13: "The Prin-
cess and the Frog" 1 p.m,, 3 p.m.; 6
p.m. "Secrets of the Mountain."
Tuesday, July 20: To Be an-
Call 675-0900.

Blood drive coming
The community blood drive will
be held at American Legion Post
130 on SR 80 Thursday, July 8.

Bridge closings
Be prepared for the closing of
the LaBelle Bridge July 5-August 8.

Summer lunches
Nutritionally balanced meals will
be provided to all children regard-
less 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 are eligible for meals
at no charge. The programs are
only approved in areas where 50
percent or more of the children
qualify for free and reduced meals
during the school year. Upthegrove
Elementary 11:15-12:15; Coun-
try Oaks 7:30-8 and 11:45-12:30;
LaBelle High School 7:30-8 and
See Page 4 for information about
how to contact the newspaper.
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by Patty Brant
Caloosa Belle
Green technology is the wave
of the future. And it's a wave Hen-
dry-Glades wants to ride.
Hendry County Economic De-

onomy br
velopment Council President and
CEO Roger Harrison has jumped
into that green technology wave,
with the hope of using it to restore
local prosperity. It's not all about
the long term, though, Hendry
County is looking for more imme-

inches out to world

diate routes to a firmer tax base.
Roger and his Glades County
counterpart, Tracy Whirls, recent-
ly returned from Germany where
they took part in the 2010 Green
Ventures Conference and Trade

Florida's Heartland Regional
Economic Development Initiative
(FHREDI) made the trip possible
through a grant and scholarship.
Roger and Tracy, with FHREDI Ex-
See EDC Page 2

Sharon S. Craichy never stopped loving LaBelle
by Patty Brant
Caloosa Belle
Sherri Craichy will be remembered for many O
things. Probably chief among them will be her to-
tal dedication to and immersion in the City of La-
Belle. As mayor from 1993-2005, as well as through
her service as commissioner and on the Variance
Board, she was the driving force behind many of
the projects most
dear to residents.
These projects in-
clude acquiring
grants to obtain the
Captain Hendry
House, bringing La-
Belle's past, present .
and future together;
purchasing the Bar-
ron Park House and Submitted photo
property to ensure Friends, family and colleagues bid a heart-felt farewell to former mayor Sherri
the future expansion Craichy in her beloved Barron Park Wednesday.
of her beloved Bar-
ing the Firehouse
Sharon S. Craichy Players find a home
in the Firehouse Cul-
tural Center. She recognized a danger to her com-
munity when a biomedical waste facility attempted It will be a hometown Fourth of July
to move in and led the opposition that finally barred celebration, put on by the Greater La-
the door. Belle Chamber of Commerce. Fun at
Sharon Craichy, "Sherri," as she was always Barron Park begins at 5 p.m. and leads
known, was courageous in championing her up to the anxiously awaited fireworks,
causes, which were invariably rooted in her vision sponsored by the City of LaBelle. Kids
for the community. will enjoy a slide and bounce house
She worked to save the personal stories of many courtesy of the chamber, which will
of LaBelle's founding citizens through oral history also sell barbecue pork sandwiches,
videos. Her foresight secured property for what is $4; hot dogs $3 both served with
now the Veterans Memorial, the Nature Park on chips and a drink. Local vendors will low guns. The chamber is also seek-
Fraser Ave. and for the Nature Park on the north offer food. Family-oriented items will ing donations of any amount to help
side of the river. be for sale including ice cream, arts pay for kids' activities that day. The
and crafts, glo sticks and marshmal- fun continues till 8 p.m.
See Sherri Page 2

Caloosa Belle July 1,2010

Continued From Page 1

She helped write the first land use ordi-
nances in LaBelle and was a trusted confi-
dante of many other community leaders.
She was just 72 when she passed away
Saturday, June 26, in Fort Myers. Family,
friends and colleagues gathered at Barron
Park Wednesday morning for a final good-
Sherri's visions were inclusive of all city
residents. She spoke Spanish fluently and
was very active with the Ford/Sunset Park
Mayor Paul Puletti spoke at the Barron
Park gathering, recalling their service to-
gether for the city. Barron Park was always
her primary focus, he said "Her heart and
soul." Her dream gave the residents the

bandstand, gazebo and pavillion as well as
the Barron Park House. He said he always
admired Sherri's "energy level" that never
seemed to lag.
Her other major passion were LaBelle's
signature oaks, which she worked tirelessly
to preserve.
Longtime friend Rev. Cliff Avery praised
her "integrity, love and compassion." She
was a trusted friend whose involvement in
the community set her apart.
Having been born on Halloween was
always a source of fun for her, which she
shared with her family and friends.
Sherri served on the LaBelle City Com-
mission (1980-1987) and LaBelle City Vari-
ance Board (1988-1993). She also served
on the City of LaBelle's first zoning board
and helped write the city's first comprehen-
sive land use plan. Sherri worked as a real
estate broker in LaBelle since 1972. She also
served on various local committees includ-
ing Swamp Cabbage Festival and the Fourth

of July.
A fifth generation Floridian born in
Auburdale, she was the daughter of the late
John Clyde and the late Dorothy Alvina (Ry-
als) Spivey. Survivors include her children:
Julie Wilkins (Wayne) of LaBelle, K. C. Cra-
ichy (Monica) of Tampa, and John Craichy
(Karen) of Raleigh, NC; brother: Jim Spivey
(Linda) of Auburndale; and grandchildren:
Matthew, Coby, Montana and Jacqueline,
of LaBelle; Kyle, Austin, Sarah, Grace and
Joshua, of Tampa; and Jonathan, Michael
and Charlie, of Raleigh.
Sherri leaves behind many friends. In her
words, "A small town is a big family"..
Interment was in Fort Denaud Cem-

Home LaBelle.

by Akin-Davis Funeral

Continued From Page 1

Temporary garbage

pick up change

Starting July 5 through August 8, resi-
dents north of the LaBelle Bridge should
be aware that they will receive garbage
pick up starting at 6 a.m. and residents
south of the bridge will receive garbage
pick up later than they are accustomed
This change is due to the bridge clos-
If you have any questions, please call
the WSI office at 863-675-2481 or Hendry
County at 675-5252.


ecutive Director Lynn Topel were the only
Americans at the 2010 Green Ventures Con-
ference and Trade Show, although some
American states and companies had their
German representatives there.
As the only Americans there, Roger said
they attracted quite a bit of attention and
made what could be some very helpful
Roger met individually for 30 minutes
each with ten prospects, including private
industries from Spain, Italy, Egypt and a
University in Turkey. He also spoke with site
selection consultants from Germany, eager
to learn about the Florida Heartland and
mutual opportunities.
Roger related information on Hendry
County's available workforce, education, in-
centives and affordable land to attendees. In
a whirlwind of activity, the group met 180 of
the 220 attendees at their tradeshow booth.
For Hendry County, the emphasis was
on seeking out large industries that will go
a long way to expanding our tax base and
job market. "Mom and Pops" are always
welcome, of course, but they are mainly lo-
cal residents. The 50 countries represented
were focusing on green technology, a field
this country must work to catch up in.
The Hendry-Glades area is attractive to
businesses in other parts of the world be-
cause of its proximity to rail, port and high-
ways. Roger said they were also intrigued
by the area's agricultural background, espe-
cially prospects in ethanol production.
Coincidentally, an ethanol plant just
south of Clewiston is in the permitting stage,
Roger said. The $100 million plant will pro-
vide 50 direct jobs and another 250 support-
ing jobs in agriculture. This plant could be

Hendry EDC's first ground breaking since
he became director five months ago.
According to Roger, site consultants and
business representatives at the conference
seemed to be impressed with our offer-
ings. By the time the small local delegation
returned home, Roger said he already had
two e-mails from attendees waiting one
from a business; one about an exchange
student program.
Glades County EDC Director Tracy Whirls
agreed the trip was worthwhile and said the
area of Germany they visited is very similar
to Hendry-Glades. They have been making
use of renewable energy since 2002 and
provided 46,000 jobs in solar energy for
their residents.
She sees opportunities based on the Ger-
man experience and feels it could be dupli-
cated here.
Tracy said the Deepwater Horizon oil
spill may be expected to increase the cost of
oil and natural gas. This will create a huge
problem for Florida which relies heavily on
natural gas. She said it just underscores our
need for renewable energy.
Tracy said Hendry-Glades needs to ad-
dress the kinds of local, state and federal
policy initiatives that can make it happen.
If we increase available power, we in-
crease opportunities in Hendry-Glades, she
points out. But legislation is the first step so
the state can allow recovery of the initial
costs for solar energy.
It was "very clear" that German compa-
nies are interested in expanding to the Unit-
ed States and Florida, she added, and that
those attending were very impressed with
what Hendry-Glades has to offer.

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Jesus said, "I am the way,
and the truth, and the life;
no one comes to the Father
but through Me." John 14:6

Oct 31, 193 7 to June 26, 2010

July 1, 2010

Caloosa Belle

4 Caloosa Belle July 1, 2010

Self-focused or focused on others

- It's your call

By Les Morgan, pastor
Caloosa Baptist, LaBelle
British actor Michael Wilding was once
asked if actors had any traits which set them
apart from other human beings. "Without a
doubt," he replied. "You can pick out actors
by the glazed look that comes into their eyes
when the conversation wanders away from
If you are an adult you probably recall at
some point in your childhood or early teens
reading the following little self-focused
poem. It goes like this: "I gave a little tea
party this afternoon, at 3. "Twas very small,
3 guests in all I, myself, and me. Myself ate
all the sandwiches while I drank all the tea.
"Twas also I who ate the pie and passed the
cake to me."
Have you ever been around someone
like that? Nauseating, isn't it? It is a true
statement: the trouble with some self-made
men is that they worship their creator. Think
about it. Famous evangelist and pastor from
the late 1800s, D.L. Moody, spent a great
deal of time with people from all walks of
life. After many years in ministry in multiple
settings where he had preached throughout
various places around the world, he noted
the following observation about people:
"God sends no one away empty except
those who are full of themselves."
Read that last sentence again, please.
That is wisdom and truth being given! When
you contrast Pastor Moody with author and
essayist Oscar Wilde, it would be difficult
to find two people more polarized in their
thinking. Moody defined life as being full of
passion for God and His glory. Wilde defined
life as being full of himself. Perhaps that is
why one of Wilde's more well-known lines
from his writings is this one: "Come over
here and sit next to me, I'm dying to tell you
all about myself."
Have you ever met one with a similar pas-
sion? Hopefully you didn't see that person in
the mirror this morning.
Here is an oft-heard adage that has been
circulated throughout the decades: "The
smallest package in the world is a person
wrapped up in himself." The saying may be
a tad dated, but it still delivers the goods!
Need a more contemporary example of
self-absorption? Here are some words from
well-known actress and New-Age guru,
Shirley MacLaine; "The most pleasurable

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journey you take is through yourself ... the
only sustaining love involvement is with
yourself ... When you look back on your life
and try to figure out where you've been and
where you're going, when

you look at your work,
your love affairs, your
marriages, your children,
your pain, your happiness
-- when you examine all
that closely, what you re-
ally find out is that the only
person you really go to bed
with is yourself ... The only
thing you have is working
to the consummation of



Dr. Les

your own identity. And that's what I've been
trying to do all my life."
That kind of, "Me, Myself, & I" thinking is
enough to choke even the most starved, self-
ish pig. (I am talking about the two legged
kind!) Surely that must get mighty boring.
From an unknown source comes an ar-
ticle titled, "How To Be Miserable." It lists
some key ways to be self-absorbed and how
to maintain that position. (Warning: if you
note any of the following traits in your life,
ask God to forgive you. No doubt others
would be most grateful!)
1) "Think about yourself. Talk about
2) Use "I" as often as possible.
3) Mirror yourself continually in the opin-
ion of others.
4) Listen greedily to what people say
about you.
5) Expect to be appreciated. Be suspi-
6) Be jealous and envious.
7) Be sensitive to slights.
8) Never forgive a criticism.
9) Trust nobody but yourself.
10) Insist on consideration and respect.
11) Demand agreement with your own
views on everything.
12) Sulk if people are not grateful to you
for favors shown them.
13) Never forget a service you have ren-
14) Shirk your duties if you can.
15) Do as little as possible for others.
Think about this . which would you
rather be around -someone locked into a
"The world revolves around ME!" attitude,
or someone wanting to be a contributor to
their fellow human beings?

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Go make a difference in someone else's
life this week. No regrets on that one!
It's your call!

Dr. Les Morgan is pastor of Caloosa Bap
tist Church located 200 yards behind Flora
& Ella's in LaBelle on Highway 80.

Protection from heat exhaustion

by Pat Dobbins
We all know that it's been unbearably
hot with temperatures pushing over 100 de-
grees Fahrenheit (F). The Hendry and Glades
County Health Departments are urging folks
to be aware of the signs and symptoms of
heat exhaustion and heat stroke.
Warning signs
Signs vary but may include the follow-
Heavy sweating
Muscle cramps
Nausea or vomiting
SFainting Patricia
Skin: may be cool and Dobbins
Pulse rate: fast and weak
Breathing: fast and shallow
If heat exhaustion is untreated, it may
progress to heat stroke. Help the person to
cool off and seek medical attention if symp-
toms worsen or last longer than one hour.
What to do
Cooling measures that may be effective
include the following:
Drinking cool, nonalcoholic beverages,
as directed by your physician
Resting in an air-conditioned environ-
Taking a cool shower, bath or sponge
Wearing lightweight clothing
Heat exhaustion/heat stroke prevention
Drink lots of water or drink cool, non-
alcoholic beverages
Get lots of rest
Take a cool shower or bath
Seek an air-conditioned location when
Wear lightweight and light colored
Do not engage in strenuous activities

News Editor: Patty Brant
Advertising Director: Judy Kasten
Advertising Services Coordinator: Dale Conyers
Advertising Services: Barbara Calfee
Executive Editor: Katrina Elsken
Publisher: Tom Byrd

Our Purpose...
The Caloosa Belle is published by Independent
Newspapers of Florida. Independent is owned by a unique
trust that enables this newspaper to pursue a mission of
journalistic service to the citizens of the community.
Since no dividends are paid, the company is able to thrive
on profit margins below industrystandards. All after-tax
surpluses are reinvested in Independent's mission of jour-
nalistic service, commitment to the ideals of the First
Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, and support of the
community's deliberation of public issues.

when you know temperatures are at high
Heat exhaustion and heat stroke become
more common in very humid environments.
High humidity reduces the effectiveness of
sweating and cooling the body. Heat stroke
is the most serious heat-related illness. It
occurs when the body becomes unable to
control its temperature. Heat exhaustion is
a milder form of heat-related illness that can
develop after days of exposure to high tem-
peratures and inadequate or unbalanced re-
placement of fluids.
To avoid becoming dehydrated, it is im-
portant to drink plenty of fluids, especially
water even if you don't feel thirsty. This is
particularly true on days when temperatures
reach 90 degrees Fahrenheit (F) and higher.
Depending upon your physical activity and
heat exposure during hot weather, it's a
good idea to drink more water. Health ex-
perts have found that fluid requirements vary
from person to person. Persons who have
medical conditions such as kidney and heart
disease, who require a fluid restricted diet,
or who have problems with fluid retention
should consult a physician before increasing
their consumption of fluids.
Knowing the signs of dehydration and
knowing what to do is very important. Signs
of dehydration include thirst, weakness, nau-
sea, muscle cramps, feeling dizzy and light
headed, decreased urine levels and/or urine
that has a strong odor or is darker than nor-
mal, tiredness, sluggishness, irritability and
headaches. All, some or none of these signs
may be present so the best way to avoid de-
hydration is to monitor water or fluid intake
and modify activity or reduce the length of
activity according to weather conditions.
Don't wait for the dry mouth, flushed
skin, headaches, light headedness or fatigue.
You should prevent dehydration by drinking
fluids throughout the day. Help to avoid be-
coming dehydrated by staying out of the di-
rect sun, wearing light colored loose fitting
clothing, limiting physical activity and using
fans when available.

We Pledge...
* To operate this newspaper as a public trust
* To help our community become a better place to
live and work, through our dedication to consci-
entious journalism.
* To provide the information citizens need to make
their own intelligent decisions about public
* To report the news with honesty, accuracy, pur-
poseful neutrality, fairness, objectivity, fearless-
ness and compassion.
* To use our opinion pages to facilitate community
debate, not to dominate it with our own opinions.
* To disclose our own conflicts of interest or poten-
tial conflicts to our readers.
* To correct our errors and to give each correction
the prominence it deserves.
* To provide a right to reply to those we write
* To treat people with courtesy, respect and

July 1, 2010 Caloosa Belle 5

Another panther found dead

The remains of a 16-18 month old un-
collared male panther (UCFP145) were
collected on 24 June 2010 on SR29 ap-
proximately 3.7 km south of Farm Workers
Village in Collier County.
The cause of death was trauma associ-
ated with a vehicle collision.
The carcass is at the FWC Naples Field
Office and will be sent to the FWC Wildlife
Research Lab in Gainesville for necropsy.

The remains will be archived at the FL Mu-
seum of Natural History. This is the 13th
panther mortality and the 10th road mor-
tality for 2010.
The remains of a six-year-old radio col-
lared male panther (FP144) were collected
on June 21 on the Big Cypress National
Preserve Addition Lands north of 175 in
Collier County. The cause of death was in-
traspecific aggression.

Here come the mosquitoes!

by Pat Dobbins
We all know that the summer heat also
brings us the summer rains, so it important
to protect yourself against mosquito-borne
diseases. The Hendry and Glades County
Health Departments monitors for the pres-
ence of illnesses carried by mosquitoes in-
cluding West Nile virus infections.

Protect yourself by using the
5 D's:
Dusk and Dawn -That's when mos-
quitoes are out and looking for the next
bite! Avoid being outdoors just before the
sun comes up and just before the sun goes
Dress -Try to wear light clothing that
covers most of your skin.
DEET Use insect repellents containing
DEET, but talk to your healthcare provider
before you use this product on children.
Drainage -Check around your home.
Get rid of any standing water such as old
tires, buckets, etc, where mosquitoes can
lay their eggs.
Using repellent can help protect against
being bitten by a mosquito, but make sure
you follow these tips for correct repellent
Read label directions carefully. Some
repellents are not suitable for children. Ac-
cording to the CDC, mosquito repellents
containing oil of lemon eucalyptus should
not be used on children under the age of
three years. DEET is not recommended on
children younger than two months old.
Products with concentrations of up to
30 percent DEET are generally recommend-
Apply insect repellent to exposed skin,
or onto clothing, but not under clothing.
Infants should be kept indoors or mos-
quito netting should be used over carriers
when mosquitoes are present.
Here are some tips for getting rid of mos-
quito breeding sites around your home:

Clean out the gutters.
Remove old tires or drill holes in those
used in playgrounds so water can drain.
Turn over or remove empty pots or
Pick up all beverage containers and
cups after use.
Check tarps on boats or other equip-
ment that may collect water.
Replace water in birdbaths or other pet/
animal feeding dishes at least once a week.
At least once a week, change the water

in plant trays or hanging plants.
Remove plant growth or obstructions
in drainage ditches that may prevent the
flow of water. (Remember, standing water
gives mosquitoes a place to lay eggs.)
Most people who become sick from mos-
quitoes have mild symptoms like headache,
fever, dizziness and fatigue, but more severe
symptoms are possible. Anyone with severe
symptoms should see their healthcare pro-
vider. Physicians should contact the county
health departments if they suspect a person
may have a mosquito-borne illness.
Another thing that you can do to help the
spread of some mosquito-borne illnesses is
to report wild bird deaths. Anyone who dis-
covers a dead bird is encouraged to report
it on the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conser-
vation Commission's website at www.My-

SWFAS earns 3-year accreditation

CARF announced that Southwest Florida
Addiction Services (SWFAS) has been ac-
credited for a period of three years for 15 of
its substance abuse treatment and preven-
tion programs. This is the fourth consecutive
three-year accreditation the international
accrediting commission has awarded to
SWFAS. It represents the highest level of ac-
creditation that can be awarded to an orga-
nization and shows the organization's con-
formance to the CARF standards.
"An organization receiving a three-year
accreditation has put itself through a rigor-
ous peer review process and has demon-
strated to a team of surveyors during an
on-site visit that its programs and services
are of the highest quality, measurable, and
accountable," said Dr. Brian J. Boon, CARF
president and CEO.
The following programs received ac-
creditation for both children and adults: resi-
dential treatment, day treatment, outpatient
treatment, prevention services, and the Em-
ployee Assistance Program. The Detoxifica-
tion Center, Intensive Outpatient Program,
and Halfway House also were accredited
for adults. In addition, four Adult Drug Court
programs and one Juvenile Drug Court Pro-
gram operated by SWFAS were accredited.
"We are very pleased to receive our fourth
three-year accreditation from CARE This rec-
ognizes the hard work of our staff in provid-
ing treatment and prevention programs that
meet international standards for excellence,
and our efforts to improve services for our
patients and community," said SWFAS CEO
Kevin B. Lewis.

SWFAS is celebrating its 30th anniversary
of providing substance abuse treatment and
prevention programs in Southwest Florida.
More than 6,000 people are served per year
from ages 9-90. SWFAS provides services
from five locations in Lee County and two
locations in Glades and Hendry. Partially
funded by the State of Florida and Lee Coun-
ty, SWFAS also is a United Way agency.
CARF is an independent, nonprofit ac-
crediting body whose mission is to promote
the quality, value, and optimal outcomes of
services through a consultative accreditation
process that centers on enhancing the lives
of the persons served. Founded in 1966 as
the Commission on Accreditation of Reha-
bilitation Facilities, and now known as CARF,
the accrediting body establishes consumer-
focused standards to help organizations
measure and improve the quality of their
programs and services.


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School of Nursing Approved at Edison State College

The Edison State College Board of Trust-
ees unanimously approves the School of
Nursing within Edison State College. The
new school provides students and faculty a
greater sense of camaraderie and also pro-
vides more visibility and oversight for the
variety of nursing programs at ESC.
"Since the College opened its doors in
1962, the institution has been organized by
divisions or disciplines, which is the standard
practice among two-year colleges," said Dr.
Steve Atkins, Vice President of Student and
Academic Affairs. "As Edison State grows the
number of bachelor degree programs, the
College has chosen to follow the practice
that most four-year colleges use in referring
to major instructional units as 'schools'."
Programs Offered Through the School of
Associate Degree Nursing (RN) -En-
rollment for Fall 2010 is expected to be more
than 500 students
Advanced Placement Nursing (LPN

to RN) -Current enrollment is 60 students
and 60 new students will begin in the Fall
of 2010
RN to BSN (Baccalaureate completion
degree program) -Current enrollment is
130 students. We expect to add 70-100 in
the Fall.
Certified Nursing Assistant -Certificate
training program
"This new organizational structure posi-
tions the college to continue to develop the
baccalaureate mission," said Dr. Mary Lewis,
Director of Nursing at Edison State College.
"It is anticipated that over time, this new
structure will empower the faculty, facilitate
communication, increase accountability for
effective teaching and professional growth,
and to enhance the student experience."
Status of Nursing Program at ESC
Edison State nursing students remain
above the state and national averages con-
sistently (Edison 93 percent, State 88 per-
cent) on the state licensure exam. Edison


Charles Jacob Easterly Jr., 88
EDWIN COMMUNITY, Ala. Charles Jacob
Easterly Jr., a resident of the Edwin community
of Henry County, Ala., died early Thursday
morning, June 24, 2010, at his home. He was
Graveside services were 4 p.m., Sunday, June
27, 2010, in the Ortona Cemetery, Moore Haven,
Florida, with Pastor Bronc Flint officiating.
Mr. Easterly was born in Tampa, Fla., but
raised in Naples and Ortona, Fla., son of the late
Charles Jacob Easterly Sr. and Daisy Faulkner
Townsend Easterly. He lived in LaBelle, Fla., be-
fore moving to the Edwin community in 2005.
Mr. Easterly served his country in the United
States Army during World War II. He was for-
merly employed by Miles Schofield Company in
Naples, Fla., and in later years served as a ranch
foreman for various cattle and horse ranches.
He was a member of the Church of Abbeville in
the Edwin community. Mr. Easterly was preced-
ed in death by his wife, Kay Easterly.
Surviving relatives include four daughters,
Wanda Bamford and husband, Jim Bamford,
Edwin Community, Sherrie Easterly, LaBelle,
Juanita Rivers and husband, Terry Rivers, Blue
Springs, Ala., Sarita McQuaid, LaBelle; a son, Jo-
seph Daniel Easterly and wife, Tammy Easterly,
Naples; three sisters, Eldora Walker, Brown-
wood, Texas, Jessie Farabee, Punta Gorda, Fla.,
and Naomi Thigpen, Ortona, Fla.; ten grandchil-
dren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Arrangements by: Holman-Abbeville Mortuary
- Abbeville, Alabama. Arrangements by: Akin-
Davis Funeral Home-LaBelle, Florida
James Lowell Robson
DAMARISCOTTA, Maine -James L. Robson,
passed away at his home in Damariscotta,
Maine, surrounded by his family on the evening
of June 22, 2010.
He was born on Jan. 17, 1923, in Eltingville,
Staten Island, N.Y, the son of William Smylie
and Florence (Bates) Robson.
His attendance at Columbia University was in-
terrupted by military service for World War II.
As a navigator in the Air Force, he flew weather
reconnaissance missions over Japan. He re-
turned to New York where he married his life
long love, Barbara Jean Smith. James proved to

be a devoted husband, faithfully caring for his
wife through several long illnesses until her
death in 2008.
James worked for many years as a salesman
in the textile trade for Deering, Milliken & Co. in
New York City as well as Western Textiles of St.
Louis. Land development sparked his creativity
and he became involved with real estate devel-
opment projects in New Jersey and Florida.
James enjoyed traveling. There were road trips
as a family in the 1950's and European explora-
tions, cruises and many thousands of miles trek-
king with his wife in their motor home
throughout the USA and Canada. Boating and
fishing were also favorite activities.
His wife, Barbara, fell in love with Sanibel Is-
land after vacationing there and the couple
moved their family to the island in 1969. There,
he served on the water commission and was
concerned with future water availability. He was
a key figure in the incorporation of the city of
Sanibel. He founded Three Star Grocery along
with accommodations for the Sanibel Police,
City Hall, Avis Car Rental and a bank.
The Robsons retired to La Belle, Florida where
he continued his service to the community as
an active member or participant on various
boards. Water remained a central issue to him.
In 2007, James found it helpful, as sole care
giver for his wife, to move to Maine near his two
daughters and their families. His gratitude for
the love and support of family inspired him to
spearhead the organizing of a family reunion
held in Bridgeton, Maine in 2008.
He is survived by a sister, Donnabell Carter of
Texas; a brother, William Smylie Robson of Eu-
reka, Montana; four children and their spouses,
Peter and Phyllis Robson of Nutley, N.J., David
and Michelle Robson of Laguna Beach, Texas,
Jose and Nancy Ann I',,I ....) Douglas of
Round Pond, Maine and Clayton and Jane (Rob-
son) Herbert of Damariscotta, Maine; nine
grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and
many nieces and nephews.
Services will be private. Arrangements are un-
der the direction and care of the Strong-Han-
cock Funeral Home, 612 Main Street,
Damariscotta, ME.
Condolences for the family may be expressed
by visiting:

State College has consistently ranked 13-15
percent in the number of nursing gradu-
ates in the country for community and state
colleges, and student interest in pursuing
the nursing profession continues to grow.
In 2008, 248 students graduated from the
program, 260 students in 2009, and it is an-
ticipated that Edison will graduate over 300
nurses in 2010. In addition, student enroll-
ment for the Nursing Associates degree will
surpass 650 students in 2011 and more than
200 students in the RN to BSN program.
In July 2010, a new 58,000 square foot
nursing annex will be completed. This ad-
dition will consist of a large auditorium and
Medical Museum on the first floor and a
simulation hospital on the second floor. The
implementation of simulation on this large
scale offers opportunity for instructional
design changes. These changes will offer
interdisciplinary training opportunities and
hospital employee integration for clinical
and documentation training.
The Nursing program is accredited by
the NLNAC (National League of Nursing Ac-
crediting Commission).
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Church Briefs

VBS at Life Ministries
Join Life Ministries SonQuest Rainfor-
est Vacation Bible School July 12-16 from
6-9 p.m. Songs, skits, crafts and games will
teach kids age 4-12 about God's love. For in-
formation call 675-8855.
Life Ministries is located at 725 W Hick-
poochee Ave.

Taste the West Indies
The LaBelle Community SDA Church,
3379 SR 29S at Evans Road, will have a Taste
of the West Indies and yard sale July 25 be-
ginning at 10 a.m. with traditional West In-
dian food, music, etc.
El sabor de las Indias Occidentales y ven-
ta de garaje Tradicionales de las comidas,
music, etc. 25 de julio a 10 a.m.
Dr. Rupert Balfour, pastor, and the Sev-
enth Day Adventist congregation also wish
to thak everyone for their support in their
two-day fundraising events.

Fourth of July sing
Come to the Fourth of July gospel sing
celebration at the Full Gospel Tabernacle,
1058 Thigpen Road, featuring Rob and Joy

Armstrong, a husband and wife team called
to the ministry. The sing will start at 7 p.m.
Friday, July 2. For more information call
Dana Emmette at 239-834-4913.

Palmdale Church hosts VBS
Palmdale Baptist Church is calling all
cowboys and cowgirls for Vacation Bible
School July 19-23, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m., age
3 to sixth grade. You'll have a rootin' tootin'
good time learning about God's love!

VBS set 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 12 through Friday, July, begin-
ning at 6:00pm.
All children Kindergarten through the 5th

grade are invited to come. Enroll early by
calling (863) 675-3349. Transportation can
be arranged on a limited basis.

Faith in Action at ICF
Faith in Action continues to be demon-
strated at the International Christian Fellow-
ship, 233 Clark Street, as they extend their
ministry to encompass a new private Chris-
tian school.
The ministry will be under the direction
of Tracy Co, M.Ed. who has a vision for qual-
ity education, from the Christian perspective.
Mrs. Co has been involved in public, private
and homeschooling education. She desires
to see the opportunity for quality Christian
education to be extended to children of all
economic and social classes. Mrs. Co prais-
es the International Christian Fellowship for
their support and biblical demonstration of

Christian school update
International Christian Academy, located
at 233 Clark Street, continues to make ag-
gressive progress towards opening in Au-
gust 2010. Mrs. Tracy Co, M.Ed. has a vision
for quality education from the Christian per-

spective. The school will strive to integrate
21st Century technology in the educational
Every student will be assigned a new
laptop computer with wireless ability. At
the present time, furniture and equipment
have been graciously donated. Generous
donations, such as these, continue to help
make the dream of a debt free school, pos-
sible. If your business, church, group or fam-
ily would like to participate in purchasing a
laptop computer for one or more students,
please contact Tracy Co at 863-675-1112 or
863-675-ICA7 (4227).

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Lake Okeechobee Scenic Trail closed temporarily

CLEWISTON, Fla. - The U.S. Army Corps
of Engineers, Jacksonville District will close
a 4.5 mile section of the Lake Okeechobee
Scenic Trail (LOST) to the public from June
30 to August 31.
The trail will be closed from Lake Harbor
(Structure 354) to South Bay in order to ac-
commodate delivery of 40,000 tons of armor
stone to stockpile sites east of S-354. The
stone will be used to reinforce the Herbert
Hoover Dike in the event of a breach. The
Corps maintains about 15 emergency stock-

piles of rock near potentially vulnerable ar-
eas of the dike.
"Having this rock available will allow an
almost instant response in the event of a
breach," said Stephen Schneider, engineer-
ing technician who monitors the emergency
Signs noting the closure will be posted at
access points along U.S. Highway 27 and the
levee gates. This rock is not related to the
current rehabilitation of the Herbert Hoover
Dike. For more information call 863-983-

Crockett on college dean's list

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (Grassroots News-
wire) June 25, 2010 Bryan Crockett from
La Belle (33935) was recently named to the
Dean's List at the College of William and
Mary for the spring 2010 semester.
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LHS Basketball Camp fun
LaBelle High School's Basketball camp came to a successful ending. Over 85
players, grades Kindergarten to 9th graders participated. Campers learned or
reinforced skills, and had a great time. A special thanks to those who helped
with the camp including Jef Burton, and Heather Raulerson, who maintained a
fast-paced concession stand. High school helpers who worked hard were Sa-
vannah Cheney, Paige Taylor, Jesse Whitman, Drew Jeffries, Kip Stansley, Ron-
nie Burton, Alton Burton, Andrew Jean-Baptist, Ellis Johnson, Cathavias Adams
and Derek Bass. Special thanks to McDonald's of LaBelle, for sponsoring the
camp. It is great to have help servicing the young people of LaBelle. Coaches
David Kelley, and Kevin Lutkenhaus appreciate the great week and are looking
forward to next year!

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.

Attention shotgun shooters
The Caloosa Sports Shooters are accept-


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ing donations to be used for improvements
to the Civilian Shotgun Range of Hendry
They are working on a plan for a five-sta-
tion shooting sport. This is an adaptation of
sporting clays. They need to purchase three
new machines and materials for safety barri-
ers and shooting stands.
Guns, ammunition or any items that can
be recycled to provide money for this proj-
ect will be greatly appreciated. Of course,
money is also acceptable. Money donations
should be made by check to the Caloosa
Sports Shooters.
For more information or to arrange pick
up for donations, call Ed Kuntz at 675-6432
or Dave Alexander at 675-0500. Thank you
for your support.

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Scholarship winner
2010 LaBelle High School graduate Toni Marie Tolar received the $1,000 Jr. Pro
scholarship. Toni plans to attend Edison State College for two years and trans-
fer to a university to study elementary education. She hopes to return to LaBelle
to teach. Toni play Junior Pro basketball for four years. She also played basket-
ball at LMS. In high school she played softball four years, was a cheerleader
four years and powerlifted for three years. She is the daughter of Debbie and
Tony Tolar. Picture from left: Jr. Pro Vice President Pat Langford, Toni and Junior
Pro President Darrell Harris. Junior Pro basketball has taught kids the basics of
the game for 43 years.

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Purchase brick for memorial

Submitted photo

New bike!
Florida Community Bank
held a bike raffle dur-
ing Bike Safety Month in
May. The lucky winner of
the bike was four-year-old
Andy Grove. Pictured with
Andy are Nell Broom and
Susan Vaughan of Florida
Community Bank. Thank
you to all who stopped by
to register for the bicycle.
June is Pet Month at Flori-
da Community Bank. Come
by to register for our pet-
themed blanket on display
in the lobby. Also drop off
pet supplies at FCB for the
Caloosa Humane Society.

Fallen Heroes Benefit July 24

Join the community of LaBelle and the
members of American Legion Post 130,
DAV Chapter 144, Moose Lodge 2398 and
VFW 10100 as they come together to spon-
sor the Fallen Heroes Benefit, again this
The benefit will start at 9:00 a.m. with a
Color Guard Ceremony at the new LaBelle
Veteran's Memorial Park, at the corner of
Hwy. 80 and Main Street and followed by
a Pork Dinner and entertainment at the
American Legion Post 130 in LaBelle, on
Hwy. 80, The American Legion will be
open to the public Friday, Saturday and
Highlights of the benefit include various
door prizes donated from area businesses,
such as bikes, a parachute jump and many
more. Don't forget the great pork dinner,
with music throughout the day and a 50/50

drawing at 3:00 p.m.
The benefit was created from the tragic
death of two servicemen killed in action,
June of 2008. Staff Sgt. Christopher Strick-
land and CWO Robert Hammett both were
graduates of LaBelle with strong ties to the
community. It was in their honor that the
benefit was started.
Proceeds for this year's benefit will
again, go towards the LaBelle Veteran's
Memorial Park that is in the process of be-
ing built.
Anyone needing more information
should call the American Legion Post 130
-863-675-8300, LaBelle Moose Lodge 2398
-863-675-6255 or the VFW 10100 863-
Tickets for the dinner can be purchased
at the benefit or at all three local clubs for
a donation of $6.


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LaBelle -The employees of Florida Com-
munity Bank's LaBelle Branch have pulled
their funds together and have raised enough
money to purchase a brick for the Veteran's
Memorial Park in LaBelle. The personalized,
engraved brick will show FCB's support of
our local veterans. The Veteran's Memorial
Park looks very nice on the corner of State
Road 80 and Main Street, but more money
is needed in order to finish it. The biggest
ticket item is a granite slab monument that
will honor all who have served and will rec-
ognize every branch of the military. This
memorial park will remind each of us as
we drive by on a daily basis the true price
of freedom.
During the month of July and in recog-
nition of Independence Day, Florida Com-
munity Bank would like to challenge other
businesses (and individuals) to donate $100
to purchase a brick and help support our lo-
cal Veteran's Memorial Park. A brick can be
purchased in the name of a veteran to honor
him or her, or in the name of a veteran who
has passed away to memorialize him or her.
You can purchase a brick by picking up an
application at Florida Community Bank or

by calling Susan Vaughan at 863-675-1313
for more information. Stop by our lobby in
July to see our Veteran's Memorial display.
We hope you are up for the challenge!
A special ceremony will take place at the
Veteran's Memorial Park at 9 a.m on July 24.
Look for the giant American flag flying high
that day! Following the ceremony will be the
third annual Fallen Heroes Benefit at 11 a.m.
at the American Legion Post 130, located on
Highway 80 in LaBelle. Tickets for the pork
dinner are $6 each and will be available at
Florida Community Bank.
Florida Community Bank is a full service,
community based, FDIC insured financial
institution that provides high quality finan-
cial services and products tailored to fit the
individual needs of each client in a caring
and flexible manner. With offices in Hendry,
Charlotte, Collier and Lee counties, Florida
Community Bank is financially strong, com-
mitted to profitable growth, and focused on
doing what is right not just what is permis-
sible for the people and businesses of South-
west Florida. It is a division of Premier Amer-
ican Bank, N.A. and "Stronger than Ever."

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Major patient room renovations at HRMC

By Glenda Wilson
It's been long coming, but Hendry Re-
gional is making great strides in renovating
its patient rooms.
Beginning with two rooms at a time (to
accommodate patient volume), Beatrice
Acosta, the Environmental Services Direc-
tor, has been working diligently to enhance
customer service by making room d6cor,
patient safety and comfort a priority.
The first two rooms (of 22) are almost

The old air-conditioner units that
were affixed to the windows have
been removed and replaced with
air/heat wall units (similar to those
in hotels), giving the patient the abil-
ity to control their own room tem-
A fresh, soft color of paint adorns the
Sink and vanity areas now have an

attractive mahogany look.
* The door to each room has been
sanded and stained a mahogany
color to complement the beautiful
* New and improved lighting is above
the hospital beds.
* The lavatories, with new commodes,
plumbing fixtures, ceramic tiled
walls and floors, and new shower
curtains, provide a cleaner and more

pleasant atmosphere.
The floors of the patient rooms will
soon have a gorgeous authentic look
of wood-like laminate.
"The cost to renovate each room is ap-
proximately $5,000, but it's gratifying to
see the finished project, and it's definitely
a move towards increased patient satisfac-
tion," says Beatrice.

Glades communities, SFWMD

improve stormwater quality
West Palm Beach, FL The South Florida Additional work included installation
Water Management District (SFWMD) and of real-time hydrologic and rainfall gauges
its Glades community partners surrounding
Lake Okeechobee have completed a series within the local flood control districts in the
of stormwater and water quality improve- Glades region.
ment projects that benefit ecosystem resto- Known as 298 Districts, these authorities
ration and water management.
"Support for these projects is a vital in- are responsible for ensuring water is appro-
vestment in South Florida's environment privately drained from local communities and
and the communities around Lake Okeecho- neighborhoods to the regional flood control
bee," said SFWMD Governing Board ere- neighborhoods to the regional flood control
bee," said SFWMD Governing Board mem-
ber Joe Collins. "These projects will provide system maintained by the SFWMD.
lasting benefits to an important region in our The South Florida Conservancy District,
proved by the SFWMD Governing which received the SFWMD funding, man-
Approved by the SFWMD Governing
Board last year, approximately $2 million has ages several 298 Districts in the Glades re-
been invested in a partnership with lakeside gion.
communities in Palm Beach, Okeechobee,
Glades and Hendry counties to improve wa-
ter quality and enhance the District's ability S u bi
to manage water and provide flood protec- support u ase
tion. 1cal
The investment supported the comple-
tion of numerous projects ranging from re- J journalism
habilitation of stormwater systems to water jOurnali
quality improvement projects that also en-
hance flood protection, including:
Belle Glade: Designing, permitting and
constructing several improvement projects
for Southwest 10th Street, Southwest 5th
Street and Southwest 7th Street stormwater
Pahokee: Completing six individual At a
stormwater drainage projects to enhance
flood protection and divert flows to appro- time when newspapers
private storage areas
South Bay: Replacing catch basins and everywhere are struggling to survive,
repairs at approximately 16 locations requir- you can show your support for your
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Clewiston: Enhancing flood protection by issue. This will allow you to read
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LaBelle: Construction of a pilot test well
that is the first step in a project to replace the
city's water treatment plant I

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School Briefs

LHS senior Cowboy night
Parents and LHS Seniors please plan
to attend LHS Senior Cowboy Night to be
held Thursday, Aug. 19, at 7:00 p.m. Senior
Cowboy Night is an opportunity for all LHS
Seniors to receive valuable information that
will kick off a successful and well informed
senior year. LHS is now offering AP Ameri-
can Government for qualifying LHS Juniors
and Seniors.

Register for kindergarten now!
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-

LHS report cards 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 with a minimum GPA of 1.75.
Juniors (llth grade) 10 or more earned
credits with a minimum GPA of 2.0. Seniors
(12th grade) 17 or more earned credits with
a 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 reports

863-675-0898 OFC
NIKKI YEAGER, Broker Assoc. PAUL ROSER, Broker
289/564-2005 cell 289/564-2002 cell

Farabee Rd off SR 31,
Charlotte Co 80 acres of
paradise! Improved pasture,
oaks and palmettos, a few
natural ponds. Surrounded
by citrus groves on 3 sides.
Old mobile home in oak
hammock. $280,000
870 W. Hickpochee Ave. (SR 80)
Call Linda at 863-517-1153
Linda Dekle Davis Lic. Real Estate Broker
Nancy C. Manson Sales Assoc.
Call Nancy at239-872-5487


in July at
FCAT scores have not been received and
an exact date of receipt has not been de-
termined. LHS Guidance will notify parents
when FCAT scores are available for distribu-
tion. LHS Guidance Counselors will be out
until August 2.

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

VALUE 3 Story 4 BR/2
BA home on corner lot
in-town. Features a
Formal Living Area with
fireplace, Hardwood
floors in kitchen, and
Office/Den with V2
bath. $139,900

x 1-0 863-615-4500
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, Gregor: ,, .I.
S,, ,,, ,, i ,, i Walker


$42, Ilv home.
Fore Ms 1f.
$48,000 Mobile home, needs
TLC. 3/2 on I 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
cirt. m ll, .- .. ir. '
bo overlook pristine 5 acres
w/oaks, palms & newly plant
ed citrus
$33,000 N i Block
I.... ND ome or
$39,900 Short Sale! 3/2
Concrete block 2005 home
w/Chinese Drywall.

$49,900 Seller Fnancing -2/1.5
in Port LaBelle, nice yard.
$58,000 Seller will pay $1,000
tl; ,i,]i~i ,h ,,i I.h:" ,,t
I]i I ,,1 1 I,,I
$65,000 Short Sale! Large
2006 "" itl, : .
Tiled I..
& 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,
11,,,. IN ,t p a hill. W ater
I. I I.....I Rm ., & m ore.
3/2 split floor plan.
$469,000 Superior quality
from granite countertops to
crown moulding thi..:h.. it
upgrades galore. I -. I -'
ac. in i. ti:i..ii Oak Haven
Estates. I ........ & 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...
LaBelle & Lehigh. Callfor details
i1 DuplexApartment $650 /mth
1l DuplexApartment $550/mth
L $ Cottage $550 /mth
acres, elda $70,000
~2BR/i2BA~lq E %TTN 1d busing
39,900 79,900
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close to town $79,900
1BI/1BA Home + duplex (2BI1BA & 1BR/1
located in the city on protected oxbow and ac
to the River $224,900
TWO BUILDABLE LOTS! 200+/- ft on w
w/60' dock & protected boat harbor $499,

Views plus Mother-in-Law apartment $350,000
dock-house, boat ramp, guest house & more
Caloosaatchee River frontage $284,900
2 91 Intracoastal Waterway &Orona Locks $269,000
WATERFRONT LOT! Protected navigable oxbow
ess w/direct access to river $58,500
3BR/2BA HOME Bank Foreclosure! Fixer-upper!
Moore Haven $9,900
3BR/2BA WELL MAINTAINED fully furnished
manufactured home w/new roof in the city
+ 4BR/2 BA HOME Spacious w/large family room
BA) $119,900
ess 3BRi2BA HOME in Laurel Oaks minutes from Port
LaBelle Marina $129,900
after 3BR/2BA HOME on 25 Acres west of LaBelle
900 REDUCED $99,000
3BR/2BA CBS HOME: 5+/- acres in the country
river $148,900
4BR/2BAMOBILE HOME! 5 +/-Acres, cleared/

fence& pond $160,000
20+/- ACRES ZONED A-2 w/ 4 -plex rental unit
and duplex rental $249,900
3BR/2BA POOL HOME on 66,5 +/-Acres in Felda
PRIME ACREAGE! 1329 acres, 630 +/- 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 fonting on Hwy 29 possi-
ble commercialzoning $175,000
multi-family residential lots $85,000
2.09 M/L ACRES 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 ahd shed $100,000
CUSTOM CABINET SHOP! 115'x 300 property
Re-route on HWY -
excellent visibility .

Marilyn-- i .* w-cdlar Slsa-cnkMaW ev l

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Real Estate Corp.

* Rivertront Immaculate 3/2 waterway
estate on 1.14+/- acres outside of LaBelle.
Hom eis 2,425 sq.ft. I I. ... . 11i .1
spacious kitchen, pantry, screened pool and
a 1,944 sq. ft. workshop with office, bath
and a generator compressor room.

* Riverfront Immaculate 3/2 waterway
estate on 1.14+/- acres outside of LaBelle.
Homeis 2,425 sq.ft. I 1 ... ., 11, .
spacious kitchen, pantry, screened pool and
a 1,944 sq. ft. workshop with office, bath
and a generator compressor room.
* Horse lovers welcome! 4/2.5 on 3.24+/-
ii, I ll I . I ..I h.i .ii : 1 I Ih lb
ing area, 2 .- ir-7 wrap around porch
and more. iiI'n111
* Corporate owned! 2004 CBS home on
4.98+/- acres IUNIERst of LaBelle.
Ceramic tile, (BtfiR l~5us rooms &
much more. $189,900.
* Cotir ii .I ,-.I IShome
locatce.I 1 lh ll 10'o shop-
ping ,,,.1 I ICOINTRA iM,
* Corporate owned! 3/2 CBS pod
home or, '+ : in Lehigh
Acres. ,,,UNDER spacious
kitchen, deilezGTRACTts more.
* Corporate owned! 3/2 Florida Cracker
style home. Located a few miles from
Clewiston on 1.16+/- acres. $85,000.
* Cozy 2/1 in Port LaBelle.
Completely redone form top to bot-
tom. Have to see! $70,000.
* 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 $69,000.

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!
Greg Miners Lic R.E. Broker Associates Art Fry, Delia Miners,
I Hugo Vargas & Neal Livingston Se Habla Espanol

* Corporate owned! 3/2 CBS on corner lot.
Features fenced yard, ceramic tile, spacious
living room and much more. $59,900.
*' '' ~~" De DEh"',,' "i, .
I I I ,I i"
* Corporate I..' i i lehigh Acres
located off B.ll ii .UNDER. home with
over 1m500+/- sPOt WIBriA $57,000
* Corporate owned! 4/2 CBS home located
off Belle Blvd near SR82 $55,000.
* Corporate owned! 3/2 2006 CBS home
on corner lot. $54,945
*' U' ,'. lin"' ,,: CBS home
S, Located in
* Corporate owned! 3/2 with 1,600+/- sq.
ft. i I11. 1 .. beautiful flooring and spa-
cious rooms, located close to town in
LaBelle. $46,900.

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* Corporate owned! 2/2 Handyman special.
Located in Moore Haven. $19,900.
* Great investment potential! 1BR/1B
home on a corner lot. Homes needs some
work... but is priced to sell. $17,000.
* Need more 1..1. room? 2,152 sq ft of
luxurious living, In. 4BR/2B home on
10+/- acs has it all, spacious family room,
master suite w/ office, covered porch, and
fencing for horses. This one is a steal @
only $250,000
* Size will surprise you! 2BR/2B home on
10+/- acres is very well kept. Features a
warm comfortable living room w/gas fire-
place, spacious kitchen, front & real cov-
ered porches. $250,000
* Immaculate 4/2 on 9.54 acres. Spacious
living room, family room in -.I1, In.
master suite, lots, lots of n, I ii "111
* Country living at its best! 3/2 on 2.30+/-
acres outside city of LaBelle. Over spacious
kitchen & mastr bath. New carpet through
out home. $149,900.
* 3/2 manufactured home on 4+/- acres in

Muse. Partially cleared and fenced.
* Relax the rural way! Situated on 1.25 acs
i I, nu,, l..u i .i ,. 20063/2
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
manufactured home. $100,000
* Want country living without the long
drive to the city? Get the best of both
worlds with this 3BR/2BA home on 2.29+/-
acres on Case Road. $97,000.
* Immaculate 3/2 located in City of LaBelle
on ., .d 1 i' I ,Ih.111 1 ,II
and carpet, master bath has tiled shower,
overspacious kitchen and much much
more. Priced to sell at $69,900.
* 4/2 manufactured home located in
Immokalee near schools and shopping.
* Affordable starter. 3/1.5 on corner lot in
Moore Haven. $50,000.
Call about our vacant land!
* 2.72+/- partially fenced acreage in Muse.
* .29 +/- acre in Belmont S/D. Priced to sell
at only $42,000. Possible seller financ-
* Buy now, build later. Nice city lot in
Belmont subdivision. $35,000.
* Nice 1.25+/- ac. in Montura $8,000.
* 2 Montura lots- $5,500 each
* Call about our Port LaBelle lots!
* Prime 20+/- ac potential commercial par-
cel located near West Glades Elem. in Muse
&just minutes away from LaBelle. $3.50
per sq ft.
* Invest now build later! Corner lot out-
side city limits near town. $85,000.
* Establishment centerally located in the
heart of LaBelle. Family owned and operat-
ed for many years. Sale includes building,
land, inventory, and license for package
sales and on premises consumption.


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have As Needed Bridge Tender
opening at Ft Denaud Bridge.
Must be available eve/weekends.
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Applications can be obtained at
165 S. Lee Street, Labelle or
100 El Paso, Clewiston.
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organized high energy
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Small law firm with offic-
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Rhode Island red chick
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chicks Straight run
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Fully remodeled small
barber- beauty-
massage- office.
Downtown LaBelle
$475 mo utilities included
Come see at
70 Yeomans Ave

3BR/2BA, huge living,din-
ing, den, Fla. rm., gar.,
carport, boathouse,
dock/boat ramp. Ref's
req. $850/mo.

2BR/2BA, garage, c/a,
screened lanai, tiled, no
pets, non-smkg. env.,
ref's, lease, $575 mo. +
$575 sec.,

House in town under
the oaks. Water, cable,
lawn care. $795

Home, $600 mo.
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Old Florida-Style Home
hear Taco Bell,
3BR/1BA, room a/c's,
Ig. LR/DR, city water &
septic, no pets, non-
smkg. env., ref's lease,
$575 mo. + $575 sec.
2BR/2BA, office & Ig.
family rm., 1 car gar-
age, c/a, fenced yard,
no pets, non/smkg.
env., ref's, lease, $6250
mo. + $6250 sec.

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Spacious 1 bed /1 bath
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Large fenced yard.
$575 mo 786-278-5821

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$58.85; 8'x25'$96.30;
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$5K for any mobile
home older than '90
Limited-time stimulus
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2br/2bath mobile
home with central a/c
$200 deposit $130
weekly. No animals.
Children welcome
LaBelle 2 Bdrm & Iba
Lg Screen in Deck, chain
link Fence. AC $150 wk.
+ $200 dep. Call
3 bedroom, 2 bath, $90
per wk, plus deposit.
(863) 673-6362
3 mi S of river. Dbl wide
3br/2ba on 1.5 acres.
$850 mo. + $850 dep.

2 bdrm/2 bath, Small
pets allowed. $600
month, Dep/Ref required

Muse area 3br/2ba mo-
bile home. No pets
$600 mo, $600 security.
Ref. Lease

Ortona Area, River
Oaks SD 3br/2ba dou-
blewide. Lease $650 mo
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863-675-8010 or

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in excellent condition
on city lot. $49,900
with $5,000 down.
Monthly payment $434.
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27' Coachman $4,995
27' Sierra $5,995
27' Cardinal $6,995
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36' Holiday $19,900
34' Holiday $18,900
38' Alfa $14,900
40' Alfa $16,900
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Florida Department of Transportation Project
31ds will be received by the District One Office until 2:00 P.M. on Thursday,
July 15, 2010, for the following Proposals:
-1175- A Certificabon of Qualification is not required for Roadside Mowing
and Litter Removal in Highlands County. Budget Estimate: $329,000.00
-1176- A Certification of Qualification is not required for Pavement Markings
and Signing District Wide. Budget Estimate: $200,000.00
-1178- A Certification of Qualification is not required for Asphalt Repair in
Charlotte, Lee, Collier, Glades, & Hendry Counties. Budget Estimate:
1179- A Cerbfication of Qualification is not required for Installation of Truck
.ane Restriction Signs on 1-75 in Charlotte & Lee Counties. Budget Esti-
nate: $115,000.00
=1180- A Certificabon of Qualification is not required for Ditch Cleaning and
trading in Polk County. Budget Estimate: $147,040.00
=1181- A Cerbfication of Qualification is not required for Driveway and Mi-
:ered End Repairs in Polk County. Budget Estimate: $140,000.00
1182- A Certification of Qualification is not required for Placement of Sod,
ertilizing, Watering and Hydro seeding applicabon in Polk County. Budget
Estimate: $180,000.00
=1183- A Certification of Qualification is not required for Furnishing and In-
Stallng SCI100GM Test Level 3 Hydraulic Cylinder Crash Attenuator or
equivalentt in Lee County. Budget Estimate: $33,140.00
=1184- A Certification of Qualification is not required for Pipe & Mitered End
Replacement in Charlotte, Lee, Glades, & Hendry Counbes. Budget Esti-
nate: $254,870.00
=1185- A Certification of Qualification is not required for Maintenance of
Double Ditch Drainage Systems in Desoto County. Budget Estimate:
=1186- A Certification of Qualification is not required for South Skyway Rest
4rea Seawall Repair/Rehabilitation in Manatee County. Budget Estimate:
Complete letting advertisement Information for this project is available on
ur website at
-PLANHOLDERS%20LIST or by calling (863) 519-2559.
357934 CGS 6/24;7/1/10

AUCTION on Friday,
July 9 at 9:00 a.m. at
1225 NW Ave. L,
Belle Glade, Florida
Property of Rhonda F. Howard
(1) Round dining room table
w/chairs, (1) mattress & box spring,
misc. boxes and bags
SProperty of Melissa P.
Jefferson Unit T11 Dresser, love
seat, sofa, chair, misc. items
Property of Melissa P
Jefferson Unit F1 Stereo,
dresser, misc. boxes and bags
Property of Wismicka Lemene
Washer, dryer, table w/chairs
fireplace, mattress & box spring
358899 BGS 7/1,8/10

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:omcast announces the following channel lineup changes for the customers
n the communities of Belle Glade / Pahokee, Clewiston, Okeechobee, and
sach of its surrounding areas:
Effective Fridav. Julv30. 2010:
Fox College Sports Atlantic-Central-Pacific, located on channels 723-725,
will no longer be available on the Digital Classic Tier.
Fox College Sports Atlantic-Central-Pacific are available on the Sports
Entertainment Pack, located on channels 723-725.
4fter a notice of a re-berng of a video service, you may change your leave
if service at no additional charge for a period of 30 days from the effective
Jate of the change. Otherwise, changes in the services you receive at your
request may be subject to the upgrade or downgrade charge listed on the
annual rate card. Prices are exclusive of applicable franchise fees and relat-
cd costs, FCC user fees and taxes. For customers with commercial accounts
)r bulk rate arrangements, some product, pricing and other information
nay not apply. Upon proper notice, all pricing, programming, channel loca-
]ons and packaging are subject to change.
[f you have any questions or concerns, please call us at 1-800-COMCAST
358786 CGS 7/1/10

June 25, 2010
BBC meeting #2010-02
Nobce is hereby given that the Board of Building Commissioners of the
:ity of Clewiston, Florida, will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, July 13,
2010 at 1:30 p.m., in the city hall commission chambers, 115 West Ventura
Avenue, Clewiston, Florida.
The purpose of this hearing is to consider the dispositon of the following
)ropertles located in the City of Clewiston:
710 South W.C. Owen
602 East Sugarland Hwy
615 East El Paso Avenue
211 East Aztec Avenue
This hearing will be conducted pursuant to Section 18-526, Clewiston
:ode of Ordinances.
All persons interested may appear and be heard.
Travis Reese, Building Oficial
358909 CN 7/1/10


Sealed bids will be received until 2:00 P.M., on July 13, 2010 by the Purchasing
Department of Hendry Regional Medical Center at 524 West Sagamore Ave., Cle-
wiston, Florida 33440 and at the offices of Hendry Regional Medical Center's
Construction Manager, DeAngelis Diamond Construction, Inc. Healthcare Group,
at 6635 Willow Park Drive, Naples, Florida for furnishing materials, labor, super-
vision, equipment, supplies, fees, expertise, and services necessary for the con-
struction of the various scopes of work specified in:


Work being bid in this Early Release Package includes the Sitework, Under-
ground Utilities, Site Concrete, Structural Concrete, Demolition, Asphalt Paving,
Landscape and Irrigation. Bids will be opened at 10:00 A.M. on July 14, 2010 in
the main conference room at Hendry Regional Medical Center. The remainder of
this project (Volume II and III) will be bid separately at a later time.

Late bids will be rejected. At the time of bid submission each bidder must pos-
sess current professional licenses or certifications required as required by the
State of Florida for the purpose of performing the specified work per the qualifi-
cations. Bids must include the completed Bidder Information Qualification
form provided in the Contract Documents. Failure to submit complete and accu-
rate information is grounds for disqualification of the Bid. All conditions and re-
quirements for bid submission, consideration, and award are contained in the
Contract Documents. The Contract Documents consists of plans and specifica-
tions dated June 7, 2010 plus any official Addendums the Architect may issue
thereto, bidder information qualification, site utilization plan, and bid instruc-
tions. Contract documents will be available for review and downloading begin-
ning June 14, 2010, and a CD may be obtained at the DeAngelis Diamond,
Construction, Inc. Healthcare Groups' Corporate Office.

Bidders have the option to attend a non-mandatory pre-bid conference sched-
uled for Tuesday July 6th, 2010 at 10:00 A.M. in the main conference room at
the hospital. If you have any questions, please contact.
Jason Sain, jasons( / 239-594-1994 and/or
Amanda Jarbo, / 239-594-1995.
358905 CB 7/1/10
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BID NO. 2010-24
Sealed bids in triplicate subject to the conditions herein, will be received
Jntil Tuesday, July 13, 2010, at 2:00 PM EDT, by the Hendry County
3oard of County Commissioners, at the Hendry County Complex, Clerk of
:ircut Court, Attn.: Barbara Butler, C.E. Hall Building, Administative Wing,
Znd Floor, Room A-226, 50 South Bridge Street, LaBelle, Florida 33935; and
subsequentlyy opened in a meeting to be held in the Clerk's office and pub-
cly read, for furnishing all labor and materials and performing all work con-
lected with a project for the LaBelle Airport Grading and Drainage
Design for T-Hangar Development Area and Associated Taxiways.
4 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-
3elle, FL 33975.
3idders are invited to submit bids for this work on the bid forms provided.
Dther bid or proposal forms will not be accepted.
The complete examinabon and understanding of the Contract Documents
:onsisting of the project plans and specifications including all addenda or
uther revisions, and site of the proposed work is necessary to properly sub-
nit a bid. On or after June 16, 2010, Contract Documents consisbng of
jue pro ect plans and specificabons and all addenda or other revisions will
)e 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 Kell Leonard) for the non-re
fundable amount of $100.00.
4 Bid Bond in the form as bound in the Contract Documents or Certified
:heck in the amount of not less than five percent (5%) of the total amount
)id must accompany each Bid.
Successful Bidder will be required to execute and to provide a Payment
3ond and Performance Bond each in an Amount of not less than one hun-
Jred percent (100%) of the total value of the Contract awarded to him with
3 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
?6, Parbcipation by Disadvantaged Business Enterprises in Department of
Transportation Programs, hereby notifies all bidders that it will affirmatively
ensure that disadvantaged business enterprises are afforded full opportunity
D submit bids in response to this invitation and will not be discrimnated
against on the grounds of race, color, sex or national origin in consideration
For an award.
lo bid may be withdrawn after closing time for the receipt of bids for a
)enod of ninety (90) days.
The Board of County Commissioners of Hendry County reserves the right to
Naive 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-
]on and disqualification criteria are set forth in Hendry County Ordinance
lo. 2001-08.
Date: June 10, 2010 By: Janet Taylor, Chairwoman
356788 CB/CGS 6/10,17,24;7/1,8/10

There will be a LaBelle Airport Advisory Board Meeting held on Wednes-
day, July 14, 2010 at 3 p.m. The meebng will be held at LaBelle City
-a n the Commissioners Board Room, located at 481 W. Hickpochee
avenue in LaBelle.
All interested parties are encouraged to attend. For Further information,
)lease contact the Hendry County Engineer's Ofice at (863) 675-5222 or
;863) 983-1588.
If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Hendry County
:ommission with respect to any matter considered at this meebng, he/she
Nill need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she
nay need to ensure that a verbabm record ofthe proceedings is made,
Nhich record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is
:o be based.
Janet B. Taylor, Chair
3oard of County Commissioners, Hendry County
358556 CB/CN 7/1,8/10

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The Board of County Commissioners of Hendry County, Florida hereby
jives notice of a meeting cancellation. The Board's regularly scheduled
meeting of July 13, 2010 has been canceled. The Board's next regularly
scheduled meeting will be held on July 27, 2010, at 5:00 p.m., Commission
,oom, Hendry County Courthouse, 25 East Hickpoochee Avenue, LaBelle,
If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Hendry County
ommlssion with respect to any matter discussed at such meeting, he/she
Nill need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she
nay need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made,
Nhich record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is
:o be based.
Board of County Commissioners
of Hendry County, Florida
Janet B. Taylor, Chairwoman
358545 CB/CN 7/1/10

SUBMITTED BY: C. Gordon Swaggerty DATE: 7/13/10
SUBJECT AREA: 411 Adult Program Requirements
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY OF PURPOSE: The proposed rule establishes the
policy for adult program requirements.
CITATION OF LEGAL AUTHORITY: 1001.41, 1001.42, 1001.49, 1001.51
and 1001.43 F.S.
CITATION OF SPECIFIC LEGAL REFERENCE: 1001.41, 1001.42, 1001.49,
1001.51 and 1001.43 F.S
FULL TEXT A copy of the full text of the proposed rule may be obtained,
without cost, at the Office of the Superinteen t of Schools.
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY The proposed rule establishes the policy for re-
quirements for adult program requirements.
STATEMENT OF REGULATORY COSTS: The proposed policy revision will
create no additional district economic impact in excess of $100.00 except
for the costs of prinbng and distribubons.
Meeting Room, 475 E. Osceola Avenue, Clewiston, FL at 5:30 p.m. or as
soon thereafter as the matter may be heard on July 13, 2010.
Notice: Any person who wishes to provide the School Board with informa-
bon regarding the statement of esbmated regulatory cost, or to provide a
proposal for a lower cost regulatory alternative must do so in writing within
21 days after publication ofthis notice.
Notice: If requested in writing and not deemed unnecessary by the Agen-
cy Head, a Rule Development Workshop will be held at a time and date to
be advertised in the future.
Notice: The procedure for obtaining a public hearing on this proposed rule
is to request, in writing, a hearing. The request shall be submitted to the
Superintendent of Schools, in writing, within 21 days after publication of
this notice. The request shall specify how the person requesting the public
hearing would be affected by the proposed rule. The School Board, upon
appropriate request, shall give affected persons an opportunity to present
evidence and argument on the issues under consideration.
Notice: Inspection and copying of all written materials constituting public
records submitted to the agency regarding draft rules may be obtained by
request, in writing, to the Superintendent of Schools.
Notice: The School Board may recognize any material which may be judi
clally noticed and to incorporate them into the record of the rule making
proceeding. The School Board may incorporate material by reference into
the proposed rule.
Notice: If you need an accommodation in order to participate in this pro-
cess, please notify the Superintendent of Schools at (863) 674-4642 or at
the Hendry County Courthouse, LaBelle, Florida 33935 at least 48 hours
prior to the meeting or workshop.
Notice: If the School Board adopts the proposed rule, one certified copy of
the proposed rule shall be filed in the Office of the Superintendent of
Schools pursuant to 120.54(3)(e), F.S.
357258 CN 6/17,24;7/1 CB 7/1/10

BID NUMBER: 2010-25
OPENING DATE AND TIME: July 8,2010 at 2:00 p.m.
Sealed Bids will be received by the Board of County Commissioners of
Hendry County, Florida, "Mowing Four Corners" In order to be considered,
bids must received by the Board of County Commissioners at the C.E. Hall
Building (Clerk's Ofice) in the Hendry County Courthouse Complex, 25 E.
Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida by July 8, 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, Florida (for pick up), Post Office Box 2340 LaBelle, FL 33975 (mail-
ing address) or by calling (863) 675-5220 or (863) 983-1585.
Bidders are encouraged to attend the Pre-Bid Conference on Thursday,
July 1, 2010, at 10:00 a.m. at the Engineering Department, 99 E. Cow-
boy Way, LaBelle, Florida 33935.
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
358186 CB/CN 6/24;7/1/10




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Community Briefs

LHS plans consignment store
LaBelle High School business students
will run a consignment store this upcom-
ing fall. They can use some clothes racks,
shelves and basic supplies. If you have any
items that you can donate or sell at a reason-
able price, please call Kevin Lutkenhaus at
674-4120, or e-mail at lutkenhausk@hendry.
We will be opening our store to the stu-
dents and community throughout the year.

The Florida Governmental Utility
Authority (FGUA") announces a
public meeting and public hearing
to which all interested persons are
invited. The FGUA is a legal enbty
and public body created pursuant
to the provisions of Section
163.01, Florida Statutes, and an
Interlocal Agreement among Cit-
rus County, Florida; DeSoto
County, Florida; Hendry County,
Florida; Pasco County, Florida;
Polk County, Florida, and Lee
County, Florida. The meeting
and public hearing will be
held at 10:00 a.m. on July 15,
2010 at the West Pasco Gov-
ernment Center, Commission
Chambers, 7530 Little Road,
New Port Richey, Florida. The
FGUA Board will address general
operating issues of the FGUA.
The meeting will also include a
public hearing to consider adop
tion of the annual budget and
capital improvement program for
the future FGUA MacDill AFB
Utility System. All customers o
the FGUA, affected property own-
ers, tenants or occupants, and all
other interested persons, shall
have an opportunity to be heard
concerning the proposed annual
budget and capital improvement
programs and to file written com-
ments with the FGUA. If a person
decides to appeal any decision
made by the FGUA with respect to
any matter considered at the
hearing, such person will need a
record of the proceedings and
may need to ensure that a verba-
tim record is made, including the
testimony and evidence upon
which the appeal is to be made.
In accordance with the Americans
with Disabilities Act, persons
needing special accommodations
or an interpreter to participate in
this proceeding should contact the
Clerk to the FGUA Board at
(877) 552-3482, at least three
business days prior to the date of
the hearing. If you have any
questions, please contact the
Clerk to the FGUA Board at
(877) 552-FGUA.
358725 CGS 7/1/10

If you would like to help, please let us know SCFC to meet

4-H Overnight Summer Camp
Calling all youth ages 8-13 as of Septem-
ber 1, 2009, who enjoy the overnight camp-
ing experience to participate in the Hendry
County 4-H Camp Cloverleaf opportunity in
Lake Placid, July 19-23. The cost of camp is
$195. Fundraising opportunity is available.
For more information, contact the 4-H office
at 674-4092 or 983-1598.

Starting a business?
FGCU's Small Business Development
Center (SBDC) is offering a new program to
enhance the skills of potential and existing
small business owners. If you are thinking
of starting a small business or want to im-
prove the options in your existing business
this program may be what you need.
In that business plan you will need a
profile of your business, your product, your
experience, financial projections of what it
takes to operate that business, and a com-
prehensive executive summary. You will
learn how to incorporate this information
into your plan.
The program begins Monday, July 12,
at Edison State College in LaBelle. Classes
run from 6-9 p.m. every Monday through
September 14. Cost is $100 and you will
receive material, business plan software
and certificate of completion for your hard
work. Register online www.sbdcseminars.
org call Janice at 239-860-8592 or e-mail her
rL'. ,'.. f_,' II ]I I for further information.

The Swamp Cabbage Festival Committee
will be selecting a theme and poster design
for the 2011 festival at its Monday, Aug. 2,
meeting. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m.
at the LaBelle City Hall. The poster size is 16"
x 20" and must incorporate a cabbage palm
and the theme. The 20 inch depth is neces-
sary to include the artwork on the 2011 t-
shirt. Once selected, the committee reserves
the right to make needed changes to the
artwork in order to accommodate its use in
various ways. Entries can be received at City
Hall any time prior to the August meeting.

VFW to celebrate on July 4
The VFW Post 10100 canteen wants to
celebrate our independence and honor our
veterans on July 4 with a free picnic in the
canteen with hot dogs, barbecue beans, po-
tato salad and desserts. Come, enjoy. They
will eat at 1 p.m.

Writers to meet
The Writers Group will meet Thursday,
July 8, at noon at Barron Library. Bring a
sandwich if you like and meet other local
people also interested in writing.

Lost an animal?
Please contact the Hendry County Sher-
iff's Office AG Unit at 863-674-5600 if you
have lost a horse or calf.

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RFP NUMBER: 2010-26
Hendry County is seeking companies interested in providing employee insu
rance for the Hendry County Board of County Commissioners, Hendry
County Tax Collector, Hendry County Clerk of Court, Hendry County Proper
ty Appraiser and Hendry County Supervisor of Elections. Companies offer-
ng group employee medical, dental, life and vision insurance policies and
employee assistance plans are encouraged to submit their proposal for con
sideration. All submittals (see Section I, General Information) received in re-
sponse to this RFP will be reviewed by an evaluation committee. In order to
be considered, submittals must be received by te Board of County Com-
missioners at the C.E. Hall Building (Clerk's Office) in the Hendry County
Courtouse Complex, 25 E. Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida by July 16,
2010 at 10:00 A.M., at which time all responses to this request will be re-
corded in the presence of one or more witnesses. Any proposals received
after the above noted time and date will not be opened or considered.
A copy of the Instructions and RFP Documents can be obtained from the
Hendry County Purchasing Department, located at 165 S. Lee St., LaBelle,
Florida (for pick up), Post Office Box 2340, LaBelle, Florida 33975 (mailing
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 preparabon of a response to this RFP, or to
contract for any services. The County reserves the right to reject any or al
submittals received as a result of this solicitation, or to cancel in part or in
its enbrety this RFP, if it is in the best interest of the County to do so.
Hendry County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug/Smoke Free
Work Place.
Janet B. Taylor, Chairwoman
Board of County Commissioners
358187 CB/CN 6/24;7/1,8/10

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State Housing Initiatives Partnership
F.Y. 2010-2011
The State Housing Initiatives Partnership (S.H.I.P) Program has announced that there will be no S.H.I.P allocation for FY
2010-2011. The available unencumbered Florida Home Ownership Opportunity Program (F.H.O.P) funds and program income
may be expended under the 09/10 S.H.I.P LHAP, any additional funds received after 5/30/10 will be expended under the
10/11 S.H.I.P LHAP These funds have now been redirected as S.H.I.P to be utilized to fund S.H.I.P strategies. The S.H.I.P
Program is designed to create and preserve affordable site-built housing for eligible Hendry County residents of very low, low
or moderate income.

Strategy #1 Purchase Assistance Program- First Time Home Buyers
Maximum allowable:
Very Low Income $30,000.00
Low Income $20,000.00
Moderate Income $10,000.00
Strategy #2 Housing Rehabilitation/Repairs/Demolition-
Maximum allowable: $30,000.00
Strategy # 3 Emeraencv Home Repair-
Maximum allowable: $15,000.00
Strategy #4 Disaster/ Mitiation Strategy-
Maximum allowable $30,000.00
Funds will be provided upon notification from Florida Housing Finance Corporation. Strategy 4 be will funded provided there
is a declared disaster.
Eligible households must qualify under specifically mandated income limits adjusted to family size as established by the Flori-
da Housing Finance Agency for Hendry County and in accordance with the specific guidelines created for each strategy. Eli-
gible single family owner occupied site built homes must qualify; each strategy has an allocation and housing allowance
The SHIP Administration office is located at 165 Lee Street, Court House Square, LaBelle or contact Aida Barnhart, SHIP Di-
rector Telephone 863-675-5297 to obtain additional information.
SHIP will process applications including those received prior to this notification according to the LHAP on a first ready, first
served basis for eligible residents of Hendry County until funds available are encumbered. The SHIP office reserves the right
to close the application period at anytime or when available funds become encumbered.
All SHIP assistance recipients must agree to comply with all SHIP Program criteria and requirements as set forth in Chapter
57-37, Florida Administrative Code and are frequently modified and amended. SHIP Funds may not be used to purchase, re-
habilitate, or repair mobile homes. SHIP programs do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin,
sex, marital status, familial status, disability, or age (provided the applicant has the capacity to enter into a binding contract.)

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

Social Security help available
If you have questions about Social Se-
curity or Supplemental Security Income or
need help in completing an application for
old age, disability and survivors insurance,
Medicare or Supplemental Security Income
benefits, call 1-800-633-4227. A represen-
tative will also be available at United Way
House, 117 Fort Thompson Ave. Tuesday,
July 6, from 8 a.m.-noon.

Come to chili cookoff
Don't forget a Chili cookoff July 17. En-
tries must be registered on table by noon.
There is a $10 entry fee and a grand prize of
$150, live music and vendors. It all happens
at Rodeo Grill, Hwy. 80, LaBelle. For more in-
formation please call Katie at 239-246-3045

Animals found
The Hendry County Sheriff's Office Agri-
cultural Crimes Unit has recovered a donkey
and a goat off the roadways of LaBelle. If
these could be your animals, please contact
the Sheriff's Office AG Unit at 863-674-5600.

DAV tracks cool weather
Want to know when cool weather will
arrive? Look on the bulletin board at the
DAV Community Market on Saturday morn-
ings. For years, DAV Commander Steve Wil-
liams has responded to complaints about
the hot weather by telling people how many
weeks were left before it arrives. This year
he placed a tracking chart on the bulletin
board. First thing Saturday morning, he
crosses off one more week. "That's how
you approach the subject," says Steve. "You
can complain that we have to deal with this
heat and humidity for another four months
or you can say there are only 15 weeks left
until cool weather arrives. I prefer the latter
because next week, there will be only 15
weeks left," he explains.

Donate old cars
The Boys and Girls Clubs would be happy
to take your old cars. 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

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


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July 1,2010 Caloosa Belle

Webcams now on Okee waterway

Jacksonville, Fla. -- The U.S. Army Corps
of Engineers, Jacksonville District recently
installed webcams at three spillways on the
Okeechobee Waterway. The St. Lucie Lock in
Stuart, the Moore Haven Lock in Moore Ha-
ven and the Port Mayaca lock in Canal Point

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now each have cameras providing a 24-hour
a day view of conditions at the locks. The
webcams can be accessed from the Jack-
sonville District's Internet site at
There are three ways to navigate to the

Parrish Family Chiropractic
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Phone: (863) 675-0421

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pole barns, aluminum, concrete
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webcam page from the District's home page
( 1) go to the
"Popular Pages" dropdown menu on the far
right and look for "Okeechobee Waterway
Webcam," 2) go to the "Engineering Divi-
sion" or 3) "This effort is important to im-
prove awareness of the conditions at these
spillways for residents, mariners and others
affected by or interested in the water control
efforts at Lake Okeechobee," said Jackson-


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or any special events
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ville District Commander Col. Al Pantano.
The Moore Haven and Port Mayaca spillways
are the main outlets for Lake Okeechobee
The cameras will broadcast live with a
five minute delay.
Other real-time information such as Lake
Okeechobee levels and daily operational re-
ports is also available on the District's Web



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1, i ...i' i i .I. n II., ..i11ier right. Photos must be posted on the
i. I. July 31st ....I .1 be judged by the editorial team of the
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il,,I, .i l .i".1 ..i i I. iaper. Interested teams and leagues can
,_ i...,. 11 .. II. l I. ..r contact Renee Hawley by e mail at or by phone at 888-853-
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Submitted photo
Tell me a story
Dell Schlaht and Brenda
Goodwin were quite enter-
taining, as guests of Bar-
ron Library's Summer Story
Time on Tuesday, June 22.
Children enjoyed the rhymes
and stories as told by Caryo
Crayon (Brenda Goodwin).
She taught how important
it is to be content with who
you are and to include others
in your circle of friends. Ms.
Dell shared the book, The
Giving Tree, then encouraged
each child to find a book and
a partner. They were to tell a
story to each other from the
pictures in the book. Chil-
dren can read books through
pictures, before ever learn-
ing what each word says. At
the next program on Tues-
day, July 6, Mrs. Barbara
Tillis and Miss Marlena Her-
rera will be teaching children
what makes popcorn pop
and how it is grown. Children
will also learn about apple
trees and to make apple art.
Please note that Barron Li-
brary will be closed Monday,
July 5th, in honor of Indepen-
dence Day.

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Nature at its best
Fifteen nature enthusiasts participated in the June 19 trip to Stormwater
Treatment Area 5. The group identified some 48 species on the walk, such
as this Fulvous Whistling Duck and chicks. The next trip is planned for July
17. Reservations required. For information contact Margaret England at sta5- or

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