Group Title: Caloosa belle
Title: The Caloosa belle
ALL ISSUES CITATION PDF VIEWER THUMBNAILS ZOOMABLE PAGE IMAGE
Full Citation
STANDARD VIEW MARC VIEW
Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00027799/00211
 Material Information
Title: The Caloosa belle
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Creator: Caloosa Belle
Publisher: Independent Newspapers of Florida
S.H. Stalls
Place of Publication: LaBelle, Fla
Publication Date: July 8, 2010
Copyright Date: 2010
Frequency: weekly
regular
 Subjects
Subject: Newspapers -- La Belle (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Hendry County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( marcgt )
Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Hendry -- LaBelle
Coordinates: 26.760556 x -81.439167 ( Place of Publication )
 Notes
Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 49, no. 18 (Sept. 7, 1972)-
 Record Information
Bibliographic ID: UF00027799
Volume ID: VID00211
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: ltuf - AKN0330
oclc - 33284192
alephbibnum - 002042466
electronic_aleph - 003298622
electronic_oclc - 60662443
lccn - sn 95047167
 Related Items
Preceded by: Hendry County news
Preceded by: LaBelle leader

Downloads

This item has the following downloads:

100708 ( PDF )


Full Text










e


Thursday, July 8, 2010


Vol. 88 No. 27


SPlus 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 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-
nounced.
Call 675-0900 for more informa-
tion.

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

Summer lunch
program available
Nutritionally balanced meals
will be provided to all children
regardless of race, color, sex, dis-
ability, age or national origin, dur-
ing the summer vacation when
school breakfasts and lunches are
not available.
All children 18 years old and
younger are eligible for meals at
no charge and there will be no
discrimination in the course of the
meal service.
The programs are only ap-
proved for geographical areas of
need where 50 percent or more
of the children qualify for free and
reduced meals during the school
year. Upthegrove Elementary
11:15-12:15; Country Oaks 7:30-8
and 11:45-12:30; LaBelle High
School 7:30-8 and 11:15-12:15.
See Page 4 for information about
how to contact the newspaper.
newszap.com
Free Speech FreeAds


S1 11111111111
a 1 6 5 1 0 0 0 0 1 9 1


Raindrops ann Fireworks


Submitted photo/Waddy Thompson
A nice crowd of hometown folks came
together once again to enjoy the Fourth
of July fireworks the perfect way to end
another Independence Day celebration.
Caloosa Belle/Patty Brant
Everybody loves fireworks. Ray Barks-
dale and 16-month-old Marissa had a
marvelous time watching the colorful
lights dance across the sky.


Cowboy follows his dream
The cowboy tradition is alive and well younger ones bull riding techniques at Bull
in Justin Walker. He is the first Florida High Pit Ministries. The son of Tommy and Re-
School Rodeo Assoiciation (FHSRA) Bull- gina Walker, Justin is planning to attend
riding champion ever from LaBelle, and is college in the fall to study ranch manage-
living his dream. Just 18, he is a 2010 grad- ment.
uate of LaBelle High School and is headed The NHRSA Finals is the largest rodeo
to Gillette, Wyoming, from July 18-24, to with over 1,600 contestants from 41 states,
compete in the National High School Fi- five Canadian provinces and Australia com-
nals Rodeo. Justin recently won the Florida peting in 11 events over six days. There are
High School Rodeo Championship in bul- scholarships available to competing se-
liding this past May. niors that total over $325,000.
Justin began his bullriding career at age For more information on the HRSRA
five, with mutton busting riding sheep you can go to their Web site atwww.nhrsa.
- but that just whetted his appetite. His com.
grandfather and father had both ridden Justin is to be congratulated on his suc-
bulls and Justin felt that same pull. He's cess. If anyone would like to help with trav-
been riding bulls since he was 12 years old eling expenses, they may contact Regina
and his dream is to ride in the Professional Walker at 863-673-4163 for more informa-
Bull Riders (PBR). tion. Justin wishes to say thank you to all
Justin also enjoys helping teach the who have helped so far and God Bless.


Turning


the area


green

by Patty Brant
Caloosa Belle
Finding the best blend of the
area's past and present to develop
into the future and attracting busi-
ness/industry naturally fit into this
area that's what stirs economic
growth.
Hendry County Economic De-
velopment Council President and
CEO Roger Harrison is intent on
doing just that. First, he is trying
to put some basic infrastructure
into place to make Hendry County
more business friendly.
See Green Page 16


Submitted photo
Cowboy Justin Walker heading to Wyoming.


I __ I





Caloosa Belle July 8,2010


LaBelle Bridge closed till August 8
S.R. 29/LaBelle Drawbridge: Rehabilita- Ft. Denaud Bridge has a 5-ton weight restric- and use courtesy and caution driving
tion project --- Work is underway to make tion, which will be strictly enforced. Drivers route. The Alva bridge in east Fort N
electrical, mechanical, and structural repairs also are advised to expect more traffic in also is under construction and i weigh
to the bridge. This rehabilitation project will this area and at the S.R. 80/Cowboy Way/Ft. also under construction and s we
extend the service life of the bridge 15 to 20 Denaud Road intersection. Please obey the stricted at 30 tons. No through truck tral
years with continued routine maintenance. permitted at this location.
The nroiect is ex ected to finish earlv 2011 posted speed limit, plan extra travel time, permitted at this location.


Sl AThe contractor is Coastal Marine Construc-
tion.
t. t* From late evening on July 5 to August 8,
the bridge will be closed 24/7 to all vehicu-
lar, bicycle, and pedestrian traffic.
From August through project comple-
tion, motorists should expect some night-
time/overnight bridge closures from 8 p.m.
to 5 a.m.
Variable message boards in Glades and
Hendry Counties will alert drivers to bridge
closures.
The detour route during S.R. 29 bridge
closures is S.R. 78 and S.R. 80 (east/west)
and S.R. 29 and U.S. 27 (north/south). Driv
ers also may choose alternate routes de
pending on destinations.
Local traffic, with the exception of heavy
trucks and other heavy vehicles, may use the
Ft. Denaud Bridge when the S.R. 29 draw-
bridge is closed. Motorists are advised the

Correction
Submitted photo/Steve Nisbet
Greater LaBelle Chamber of Com- A story in the June 24 edition of the Ca-
merce President Randy Daniels and loosa Belle about the new Muse Park errone-
Executive Secretary Sara Townsend ously stated the source of a large donation.
are framed in the doorway at the Bar- Resident Jeff Freeman donated a consider-
ron Park Pavillion while taking a break able amount of cash for the project and was
from setting up a food concession for responsible for the original donation of land
the Fourth of July. for the Muse Fire Department and park. We
apologize for the error.

Host exchange student


from former Soviet Union


ASSE International Student Exchange
Programs is currently seeking a local fam-
ily to host a bright, motivated and well-
screened 16 year-old scholarship student
from Turkmenistan who enjoys baseball,
billiards, soccer, basketball, Frisbee, listen-
ing to music, movies and fishing.
By living with an American family and at-
tending your local high school, FLEX schol-
arship students develop an understanding
of American values. Upon returning home,
FLEX scholarship students' work together
to share what they have learned while in
America and make a difference in their
home countries.
When it comes to increasing understand-
ing between people from different cultures
and countries, nothing is as powerful as


sharing your daily life with someone from
another part of the world.
When a high school exchange student is
welcomed into a family and a community,
the student gets a view of America that will
make a profound difference in who they are
and how they relate to and view Americans
forever after.
ASSE is currently seeking qualified fami-
lies to host students from Armenia, Azerbai-
jan, The Republic of Georgia, Kazakhstan,
Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan,
Turkmenistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan.
If you or someone you knowwould like to
find out more, please call Joan at (352)799-
8556 or 1-800-473-0696. ASSE looks forward
to welcoming you to the ranks of host fami-
lies.


this
lyers
ht re-
ffic is


G 1


ET 2

EYE 3

EXAM 4

SRE G U 5

LARLY! 6

ANDYOUW 7

ILLBEBET 8


TERFORIT 9

Family Eye Care



100 N. Main Street
Labelle, FL 33935
(863) 675-0761


I IYOU IO IUR deo is a click away!


Free Speech Free Ads


---New Menus In Place ---
$3 Margarita + $1.50 Tacos on Tuesdays
99 Natural Drafts + 50 Wings
on Wednesday
Ladies Night 2 for 1 all night
Thursday
Seafood Dinner Specials on Fridays
Prime Rib Dinner on Saturday
KAROAKE EVERY SAT.
7:30PM 11 PM
Karaoke Contest Coming Soon!!!!
Prizes, Entry & Contest Details
Available @ Olivia's
[Please No Phone Calls]
SUNDAYS-Only Menu
llam-3pm
Everything Is Cooked to Order
BREAKFAST DINNERS & SANDWICHES
CLIP & REDEEM



I ... .. ...... .. I\
I- --1- ,,- --. I- -


Caloosa Belle


July 8, 2010







Local voters to make choices in State races on August Primary ballot


US Senate
In the Primary, Republicans will choose
among William Escoffrey III, William Billy
Kogut and Marco Rubio. Democrats will do
likewise with Glenn A. Burkett, Maurice A.
Ferre, Jeff Greene and Kendrick B. Meek.
The winners of each will meet in the Gen-
eral Election.

US Reps District 16
Democrats Jim Horn and Ed Tautiva
will compete to challenge incumbent Tom
Rooney (Rep) in November. In Hendry
County, this district includes mainly the west
side.

US Rep District 23
Incumbent Hacee Hastings (Dem) will
meet Bernard Sansaricq (Rep) in the Gen-


eral Election. This district covers the Clewis-
ton area only)

Governor
Republicans will choose between Mike
McCalister, Bill McCollum and Rick Scott in
the Primary; Democrats between Brian P.
Moore and Alex Sink.

Attorney General
Republicans on the Primary ballot: Holly
Benson, Pam Bondi and Jeff Kottkamp.
Democrats Dave Aaronberg and Dan Gel-
ber.

Chief Financial Officer
Candidates Jeff Atwater (Rep) and Lo-
ranne Ausley (Dem) will go straight to the


Arrests


LaBelle
James Michael Whobrey, 33, was arrest-
ed July 4 and charged with battery touch or
strike and kidnap false imprisonment adult.
Deputy Ty Marshall was arresting officer.
Matthew Aric Swenson, 31, was arrested
July 3 and charged with possession of mari-
juana under 20 grams and smuggling con-
traband into a detention facility. Deputy Ty
Marshall was arresting officer.
Daniel Cavazos, 23, was arrested July 2
and charged with possession of a controlled
substance without a prescription and pos-
session of marijuana under 20 grams. Depu-
ty J. Mateu was arresting officer.
Roberto Luis Cruz, 22, was arrested July 1
and charged with aggravated assault with a
deadly weapon without intent to kill. He re-
portedly tried to run over the victim. Deputy
J. Clark was arresting officer.
Ernest Rodriguez Jr., 41, was arrested
June 29 and charged with trafficking 28
grams-150 kg cocaine or mixture. Accord-
ing to sheriff's reports, Deputy K. Herrera's
dog, Major, alerted on the passenger door
of Rodriguez' vehicle during a traffic stop.
While Rodriguez was outside the vehicle he
began walking and ignored orders to stop.
He was headed to the area where two pack-
ages, wrapped in electrical tape, were found
under a vehicle next to Rodriguez'. He later


told officers his fingerprints would be on the
packages, which contained some 67 grams
of cocaine.

Clewiston
John Kevin Mabry, 37, was arrested July 5
and charged with battery felony with prior
conviction. SPD Officer S. Gabbio was ar-
resting officer.
Joshua Valdez, 22, was arrested July 2 and
charged with smuggling marijuana schedule
I into the State of Florida and possession of
marijuana over 20 grams. Postal authorities
contacted the Hendry County Sheriff's Office
concerning a package addressed to "Jose
Zamora" in Clewiston. They suspected the
package, which had been sent from Texas,
contained marijuana. Two postal inspectors
made a "controlled delivery" of the package
seeking the person who would sign for it at
the door. When Valdez signed for the pack-
age as "Jose Zamora," Inv. Brett Daley ap-
proached. The contents of the package field
tested as marijuana and contained some
3,867 grams of it.
Benjamin Edward Gordon, 42, was ar-
rested July 2 and charged with criminal mis-
chief over $1,000, burglary of an unoccupied
dwelling unarmed and petit theft first of-
fense $100-$300. Deputy C. Buchhofer was
arresting officer.


General Election in November.

Commissioner of Agriculture
Democratic candidate Scott Maddox and
Republican candidate Adam H. Putnam will
go to the General election.

Florida State Senator Dis-
trict 27
Republicans will choose between Lizbeth
Benacquisto, Mike Lameyer and Sharon
Merchant; Democrats between Pete Burkett
and Kevin Rader.

Florida House District 77
Incumbent Denise Grimsley (Rep) has no
opposition.

20th Circuit
Incumbents State Attorney Steven Russell
and Public Defender Kathleen Smith each
have no opposition.
Note: Some races have minor party can-
didates as well.





*SALES *SERVICE
B* STABILITY
Visit our 2011 model homes in
Clewiston and Okeechobee
ALL MODES AR MARKED DOWN
EASYFINANCING WTH GREAT RATE AND BUY RE,
PAY HERIAVAIABLB!
If you own your land you are approved
We also accept all types of trade ins
Offering: Fleetwood, Live Oak, Homes ofMent,
Skyline and many others.
Large selection of Superior Sheds
Clewiston 800-330-8106 Okeechobee 800-330-6623
stantonmobilehomesales.com


City of LaBelle
Neither incumbent on the city commis-
sion has any opposition. Clerk/Commission-
er David Lyons and Treasurer/Commissioner
Hilda Zimmerly will remain on the board.


IT'S ABOUT RESPECT
IT'S ABOUT DIGNITY
IT'S ABOUT LOVE


We understand.
At Hope, we know
each day is a gift.
We provide
exceptional care
everyday -
wherever it's
S .: needed.






pe Jlospice
A program of Hope HealthCare Services
Licensed by the State of Florida since 1984
(239) 482-4673 (800) 835-1673
www.hopehospice.org


i
30 Fans = $50 gift
certificate to U-Save

1) Have your family and friends find
your teams on your "LaBelle Sports
Network" site

2) Click on the "Become a Fan" icon 0
and provide an e-mail address

3) They have "Became a Fan" of your
team and will receive email updates as
the stories are posted to the site.

To visitt the LaBelle Sports Network, go to
http: fl.ne\\szapqom labelle. .ena (
on the SPORTS ta.on the right
of the oaee. L


communitylperisnac k


Choose how you want

your news published

Put yourself in print! 100 words and one photo for only $25!

Publish Your News today!

Just visit www.newszap.com,
click on your community,
and then on the link

Newszap.com for Publish Your News.


July 8, 2010


Caloosa Belle





Caloosa Belle


July 8, 2010


Below normal rain in June helps recharge system


West Palm Beach, FL -Following above- tive Director of Operations and Maintenance
average rainfall during the dry season, South Tommy Strowd. "Below normal rainfall in
Florida Water Management District (SFW- June helped some areas recharge and re-
MD) meteorologists reported a dry start to cover from a wet winter. It also may improve
the 2010 wet season. "This atypical rainfall storage capacity in the regional system as
presented some water management chal- South Florida heads into the most active part
lenges and benefits for the natural system in of the hurricane season later this summer."
South Florida," said SFWMD Deputy Execu- Late June typically produces the wettest

How well do you know


your son or daughter?


Submitted by Drug Free Hendry
County
As parents, we sometimes are so busy
taking care of our children that we lose
track of some of the details of their lives.
The slower pace of the summer combined
with family vacation time presents a great
opportunity to re-connect. This activity will
help to make us aware of how much -or
how little -we know about our sons or
daughters.
Directions: With pen in hand, see how
many of the following questions you can
answer. Don't be surprised if you get
stumped along the way. Ask your son or
daughter at the same time to fill out the
worksheet, How Well Do You Know Your
Parents?
When you're both finished, exchange
and discuss the answers with each other.
1. What is your daughter's/son's favor-
ite game or sport?
2. What is your son's/daughter's height
(within one inch)?
3. Who is your daughter's/son's closest
friend?
4. If your son/daughter could do any-
thing he/she chose for a day, what would
it be?
5. What is your daughter's/son's favor-
ite TV show? Favorite character?
6. What was the last movie your son/
daughter saw?
7. What is your daughter's/son's favor-
ite food?
8. What is your son's/daughter's favor-
ite thing to do after school?
9. Would your daughter/son rather ride
a bike, ride a horse or drive a car?
10. Who is your son's/daughter's favor-


Caloosa*Belle
Serving LaBelle Since 1922
To Reach Us
Mailing Address: PO. Box 518* LaBelle, FL 33975
Physical Address: 22 Ft. Thompson Ave.
Phone: (863) 675-2541* Fax: (863) 675-1449
Website: www.newszap.comAlabelle

To Submit News
The Caloosa Belle welcomes submissions from its
readers. Opinions, calendar items, story ideas and
photographs are welcome. Call (863) 675-2541 to
reach our newsroom. The deadline for all news items
is 11 a.m. on Monday prior to the following
Thursday's publication.
E-Mail: cbnews@newszap.com


ite singer or musical group?
11. If your daughter/son had a choice to
have a pet, what would it be?
12. Which would your son/daughter
rather do: wash dishes, mow the lawn,
clean his/her room or vacuum the house?
13. Do your daughter's/son's friends call
her/him by a nickname? If so, what is it?
14. In the evening, would your son/
daughter rather play a game with the fam-
ily, go to visit a relative or read in his/her
room?
15. What was the last problem your
daughter/son brought to you for help?
16. What gift would your son/daughter
most like to receive?
17. What does your daughter/son do
that she/he is proud of?
Summary: If you get more than 15 right,
congratulations ... you really know your
daughter/son! From 11 to 15? Not bad, but
try to pay a little more attention. Fewer
than 11? Better spend a little time catching
up on what's new with her or him. Here's
wishing you and your family a safe, fun,
and connected summer!
The Drug Free Hendry Coalition Mis-
sion: "We are dedicated to empowering
youth, and over time adults, to reject harm-
ful substances by increasing education,
motivation, collaboration and awareness
to create a safe and healthy community."
Drug Free Hendry encourages commu-
nity advocacy involving youth, law enforce-
ment, parents and businesses in coalition
activities, and promoting public awareness
of substance abuse in Hendry County. For
information on how you can become in-
volved contact Jeni Dyess at 863-674-4041
or JenniferDyess@doh.state.fl.us.


To Place a Display Ad
Phone: (863) 675-2541
The deadline for all advertising is 4 p.m. on Friday
for the following Thursday's publication
E-mail: cbadsales@newszap.com

Billing Department
E-mail: billteam@newszap.com

To Place a Classified Ad
Call 1 -877 353-2424 or to place it from home go to
www.newszap.com

For Subscriptions
Phone: 1-800-282-8586
Visit newszap.com or email
readerservices@newszap.com.


weeks of the year. Yet only 68 percent of the
average rain for the month (5.24 inches) fell
throughout the 16-county District by June
30. This represents a deficit of 2.52 inches so
far for the 2010 rainy season.
The latest rainfall deficit follows a 2009-
2010 dry season that recorded 131 percent
of the average rainfall 5.88 inches above
normal with an average of 24.67 inches of
rain falling throughout the District from
Nov.-June. The higher than average rainfall
presented challenges for wildlife, particular-
ly wading birds that nest in the Everglades.
Even with above average rainfall, the Dis-
trict was able to perform vital maintenance
work to the regional flood control system
that normally occurs during the dry season.
By the start of the 2010 rainy season, $240
million had been invested in essential main-
tenance and upgrade work during the past
five years to ensure the system of 2,600 miles
of canals and levees operates at optimal ca-
pacity and provides effective flood control
for South Florida's 7.5 million residents.
The rainy season lasts from June-Octo-


ber, when South Florida receives about 70
percent of its annual average of 52 inches of
rainfall. Flooding may happen when large
amounts of rain occur during a short period
of time or from a single, heavy storm, tropi-
cal system or hurricane. Forecasters are call-
ing for above normal tropical activity during
the current storm season.
This year, the District launched a Web
page with information on the shared respon-
sibilities of flood control in South Florida and
what residents, businesses and local govern-
ments can do to prepare for a storm.
Complementing the online effort, SF-
WMD staff hosted a series of rainy season
readiness presentations across the region to
continually inform the public about condi-
tions and their role in local flood control.
Tips on how to prepare for the rainy sea-
son are available on the District's Rainy Sea-
son Readiness Web site. For updates from
the District in case of an emergency, follow
the District's Twitter feed: @SFWMD.


Plan to travel to Israel


Have you ever wanted to go to the Holy
Land? Is there a desire in your heart to visit
the many settings spoken of in the Bible
such as the Jordon River,
Bethlehem, Jerusalem, or
Nazareth, the boy-hood
town of Jesus?
Maybe you have wanted
to expand your understand-
ing of Biblical events, both -'
past and future. Perhaps
you have a longing to go
to Calvary, the place where Dr. Les
Jesus was crucified, or to Mortan
personally visit the empty
tomb where He arose from the dead three
days later.
If any of this seems interesting to you,
then please plan to come the Israel Trip
meeting which at the home of Pastor Les &
Val Morgan's home on July 16 at 6:30 p.m.
Dr. Les and Val Morgan and Seth and Vicki
Howard will travel to Israel Oct. 27-Nov. 5.
"Last year was my first trip to Israel," said
Pastor Morgan. "I have been preaching and


Staff
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.


studying the Bible for about twenty-seven
years. I felt I was well-acquainted with many
accounts recorded in God's Word.
Then I went to Israel and saw it. What
a difference! To be there and to see the set-
ting, smell the smells, experience the culture
which has not changed drastically in the last
three thousand years... I came back a dif-
ferent man and a more informed student of
Scripture.
The Bible stories and settings I read in the
life of Jesus come alive! My walk with Christ
was enhanced by that trip more than any
other single event I have ever experienced.
Every pastor, Bible teacher, church leader
and serious student of the Word should go
to Israel. You will not return the same per-
son. That is a promise."
At present there are approximately
twenty others who will be taking this trip of
a life-time with the Morgan's and the How-
ards. If you would like to hear more about
this meeting and the upcoming, wonderful
excursion to Israel, please contact Caloosa
Baptist Church at 675-4673.


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
issues.
* 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
about.
* To treat people with courtesy, respect and
compassion.





July 8,2010 Caloosa Belle


Clewiston WWII veteran gets wheelchair ramp


Community volunteers helped make
a difference in our community recently
by building a wheelchair ramp for a local
Clewiston resident. With the leadership
of Pittman Contracting Inc., and a service
project grant through Volunteer Florida, this
ramp removed a barrier that prevented this
resident from remaining independent and
part of his community.
Wayne King is a World War II veteran
in his 80's. He felt trapped in his home
because of the difficulty of negotiating the
steps in front of his home and had fallen in
the past. He had used the services of United
Way 211, the LaBelle United Way House and
Hope Connections, and was chosen to re-
ceive the ramp because of his need and the
contribution the ramp would make to his
independence.
The United Way Volunteer Center helped
to organize this United Way Day of Caring.
The crew of volunteers worked hard in the
heat to finish the ramp in one day. "The


crew really felt a sense of accomplishment,"
said Jimmy Pittman, President of Pittman
Construction, Inc.
"It's clear to see that volunteers truly care
about our community," said Cliff Smith,
President, United Way of Lee, Hendry and
Glades. "Community volunteers demon-
strate the power of individuals to mobilize
and create remarkable change."
This ramp project was a proud partner-
ship between The United Way of Lee, Hen-
dry and Glades, United Way 211, the United
Way Volunteer Center and the Center for
Independent Living. The Center for Inde-
pendent Living of Southwest Florida, Inc.,
a not-for-profit United Way partner agency,
provides services for consumers registered
with the center and are provided at no cost
to the consumer. The Center provides infor-
mation and referral services, advocacy, inde-
pendent living skills training, peer counsel-
ing and support for persons with significant
disabilities.



Submitted photo
A community vol-
unteer effort re-
cently came to the
aid of a Clewiston
resident and WWII
vet by building
a much needed
wheelchair ramp.


The United Way Volunteer Center con-
nects individuals and companies to volun-
teer opportunities throughout our commu-
nity. If you or your company would like to
be involved in a United Way Day of Caring,
contact The United Way Volunteer Center
at (239) 433-2000 ext. 260. Also available is
United Way 211, a 24-hour non-emergency
helpline. By simply dialing 2-1-1, Lee, Hen-
dry and Glades residents can reach a car-
ing, trained specialist, who will match their
needs with local human services. Hendry
and Glades residents can also reach United
Way 211 by dialing (800) 887-9234.

SHEWMAKER ANIMAL HOSPITAL
1566 N. Bridge St. LaBelle, FL
(863) 675-2441
3 Year Rabies Shot for $7
Every Saturday 8 am to 9 am
30% Discount on Boarding .P
We have air conditioned kennels
at both of our clinics!


IMMOKALEE ANIMAL CLINIC
1400 Roberts Ave, Immokalee, FL
(239) 657-2266


PRIMARY ELECTION
Books Close
REGISTER TO VOTE: For the
August 24, 2010, Primary
Election at the Supervisor of
Elections Office, 25 E.
Hickpochee LaBelle
Courthouse, the Clewiston
Office, 100 E. El Paso Ave., any
Drivers License Office, Public
Assistance Office and all Public
Libraries. The Voter
Registration Books close on
Monday, July 26, 2010 at 5:00 p.m.
ELECTION PRIMARIA
Libros Se Cierran
REREGISTRESE para VOTAR
el 24 de Agosto, 2010, para la
Eleccion Primaria, registrese en
la Oficina de Elecciones, en el
Edificio de la Corte en 25 E.
Hickpochee Ave, LaBelle, y
Oficina de Clewiston, 100 E. El
Paso Ave, y en la Oficina de licen-
cia, Oficinas de Assistencias
Publicas y Libreria Publica. Los
libros de registration se sierran
el lunes, 26 de Julio, 2010 a las
5:00 p.m.

Lucretia A. Strickland
Supervisor of Elections
Hendry County, Florida
July 8, 2010
FS. 97.055


Third Annual Fallen Heroes

Benefit July 24

Join the community of LaBelle and the drawing at 3:00 p.m.
members of American Legion Post 130, The benefit was created from the tragic
DAV Chapter 144, Moose Lodge 2398 and death of two servicemen killed in action,
VFW 10100 as they come together to spon- June of 2008. Staff Sgt. Christopher Strick-
sor the Fallen Heroes Benefit, again this land and CWO Robert Hammett both were
year. graduates of LaBelle with strong ties to the
The benefit will start at 9:00 a.m. with a community. It was in their honor that the
Color Guard Ceremony at the new LaBelle benefit was started.
Veteran's Memorial Park, at the corner of Proceeds for this year's benefit will
Hwy. 80 and Main Street and followed by again, go towards the LaBelle Veteran's
a Pork Dinner and entertainment at the Memorial Park that is in the process of be-
American Legion Post 130 in LaBelle, on ing built.
Hwy. 80, The American Legion will be Anyone needing more information
open to the public Friday, Saturday and should call the American Legion Post 130
Sunday. 863-675-8300, LaBelle Moose Lodge 2398
Highlights of the benefit include various 863-675-6255 or the VFW 10100 863-
door prizes donated from area businesses, 675-8008.
such as bikes, a parachute jump and many Tickets for the dinner can be purchased
more. Don't forget the great pork dinner, at the benefit or at all three local clubs for
with music throughout the day and a 50/50 a donation of $6.


July 8, 2010


Caloosa Belle




6 Caloosa Belle July 8, 2010


Oakbrook Nursing Home honored for quality care


Oakbrook of LaBelle has been recog-
nized as a 2010 recipient of the Bronze
Commitment to Quality National Quality
Award presented by the American Health
Care Association and National Center for As-
sisted Living (AHCA/NCAL), a trade organi-
zation with approximately 11,000 members
nationwide.
This year 701 nursing homes and assisted
living communities from across the nation
applied for the Bronze Quality Award and
Oakbrook of LaBelle was one of over 450
organizations to receive the award.
The award will be presented to Oakbrook
of LaBelle during AHCA/NCALs 61st Annual

Obituaries
James Robert Wiersma, 78
MOORE HAVEN -James Robert "Jim" Wier-
sma, age 78, of Moore Haven, passed away July
3, 2010, in West Palm Beach, Fla.
He was born Dec. 15, 1931, in Chicago, the
son of the late George and Hallie Belle (Allen)
Wiersma. Mr. Wiersma married Donna Woods
Nov. 25, 1991, in Paducah, Ky. He was a Real-
tor.
Survivors include his wife, Donna (Woods)
Wiersma; children, Carol Fields, Joyce Ikemere,
Randy Wiersma, Keith Wiersma, Eric Kuenzer,
Mike Kuenzer; 19 grandchildren; nine great-
grandchildren; three sisters, Adaline Nelson,
Evelyn Hall and Bette Habb.
Memorial Service will be held at a later date.
Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home -
LaBelle.
Robert 'Bob' D. Hanshaw, 75
LABELLE -Robert "Bob" D. Hanshaw, 75, of
LaBelle, entered into eternal rest on July 1, 2010.
He was born in Charleston, WVa., a son of
Clarence and Hettie (Scragg) Hanshaw. Bob
and his family moved to LaBelle in 1966 to
make his mark on the world.
Bob was a lifetime agriculture business own-
er, a decorated Army Veteran serving in the Ko-
rean War, a member of The FL Watermelon
Association, The American Legion Post #130
and served as a commander for the VFW Post
#10100.
He leaves behind his devoted wife of 57 years,
Lyda (Nelson) Hanshaw; son, Bruce of LaBelle;
daughter, Robin and husband Walker Shoults of
Felda; grandchildren, Daren (Jes-
sica), Kristin (Rodney), Lacie and
Kiffanie; great-grandchildren, Bruce, Randy and
Hayden; brothers, Harry, Eddie and Wayne
Hanshaw; and sisters, Gertrude George, Barbara
Patton, Sue White and Shirley Escue.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Aug. 22,
2010, in LaBelle. Details will be published at a
later date. The family is asking that in lieu of
flowers, memorial gifts should be send to
Disabled Veterans, c/o American Legion Post
130, 669 West Hickpoochee Ave., LaBelle, FL
33935.
Friends may sign the guest book for the family
at www.dignifiedcremations.com.

F 1I I


Your community directory
is a click away!


Convention and Exposition, October 10-13
in Long Beach, CA.
"The commitment to quality designated
by this award is a key first step to develop-
ing systematic, sustainable, person-centered
care and services," stated Bruce Yarwood,
President and CEO of AHCA/NCAL. "We
congratulate Oakbrook of LaBelle on this
achievement."
Implemented byAHCA/NCAL in 1996, the
National Quality Award Program is based on
the core values and criteria of the Malcolm
Baldrige National Quality Award Program.
It provides a pathway for providers of long
term and post-acute care services to journey
towards performance excellence.
Facilities begin their quality journey at the
Bronze level where they are asked to devel-
op an organizational profile including vision
and mission statements, an awareness of
their environment and customers' expecta-
tions.
Bronze applicants are also asked to dem-
onstrate their ability to improve a process. At
the Bronze level, formerly known as the Step
I Award, applications are reviewed by exam-
iners who have received special training to
qualify as judges for the award program.
Oakbrook of LaBelle may now move for-
ward in developing approaches and achiev-
ing performance levels that meet the crite-
ria required for the Silver Achievement in
Quality award.
The final step in the journey is the Gold
Excellence in Quality award which requires
them to address the Baldrige Program's


EDWARDS
orthodontics


EARLE E. EDWARDS, III D.D.S
BRACES FOR CHILDREN AND
ADULTS
MemberAmerican Assocatonof
Orthodontsts


* Free Examinations


* No Dentist Referral Necessary


* Insurance Accepted

* Se Habla Espa ol

* No Down Payment with Prior
Credit Approval

* Up to 60 Months to Pay

* Gold Silver Clear Braces
and Invisalign Available

327 Central Ae Clewiston, FL 33440 (863)983-5121
150 Min St. Suite 2B, LaBelle, FL 33935 (863)675-2011
349 N. 16th St. Belle Gle, FL 33430 (561)996-2100


Health Care Criteria for Performance Excel-
lence in its entirety.
The awards are sponsored by AHCA/
NCAL Associate Business Member McKes-
son Medical-Surgical, a leading distributor
of medical supplies and equipment to phy-
sician practices, surgery centers, hospitals,
home care and extended care facilities, and
My InnerView, a Web-based applied research
and quality-management company that sup-
ports leaders across the entire assisted living,
senior housing and skilled nursing profes-
sion with tools to measure, benchmark and
improve performance.


.. Seacoast is,










With deep community roots, and friendly
branches, we offer service you should
expect from a local bank. Most of all,
you'll find switching is a breeze.


Your Choice Free Checking with no strings attached
Free online banking, bill pay and e-statements
Free first order of checks
No monthly fee Visa Check Card
Visa credit card with no annual fee*
Free Switch Kit

Click, call or visit any Seacoast National Bank today!



Seacoast
> _Q D NATIONAL BANK
Feel Good About Your Local Bank!


www.seacoastnational.com

17 N. Lee St., Labelle 675-2300


NASDQ S


*Subject to credit approval.


Speak up


for kids

You can speak for a child who has
been taken from their home and is caught
up in the legal system.
Anyone interested in the Guardian ad
Litem Program should contact Angela
Boykin, Volunteer Supervisor, at 863-674-
4190, for more information or go to www.
guardianadlitem.org.







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
information call 675-8855. Life Ministries is
located at 725 W Hickpoochee Ave.

Come to Cowboy gospel
Welcome to the Cowboy Gospel at Felda
Community Center July 13, 7 p.m. Gospel mu-
sic and singing. Preaching by Bill Maddox.

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 yven-
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.

Palmdale Baptist
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 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 pres-
ent 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 cen-
ter on the story of that day. Even the refresh-
ments will be a reminder of the theme each
night.
The Adventure will begin at Grace Baptist
Church at 4200 N.E. Eucalyptus Blvd. on Mon-
day, July 12 through Friday, July 16, beginning
at 6 p.m. 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.







an-.
----a l-
Online Guestbook
All Obituaries now include Online Guestbooks
where family and Iriends can share reflections,
remembrances and condolences.
Visit:

of Obituay Notices, click on yor community,
then click on'Obituinem'
Mw1sztt1con


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


Submitted photo
The farrier and the horse
Mr. Jason Queen, a local farrier, was the guest for Barron Library's Summer
Story Time on Tuesday, June 29. Over 80 children, plus parents, guardians
and/or teachers gathered in the main room of the library where he shared
the background of his trade. He demonstrated each tool used to trim horse
hooves, before taking the children outside to watch as he trimmed the hooves
of Reno, a bay and white paint, owned by Ellen Ferguson.




WORSHIP


Alit


To add your listing, contact us at
863-675-2541
or e-mail
cbadsales@newszap.com


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


process. Every student will be assigned a
new laptop computer with wireless ability.
At the present time, furniture and equip-
ment have been graciously donated. Gener-
ous donations, such as these, continue to
help make the dream of a debt free school,
possible. If your business, church, group or
family would like to participate in purchas-
ing a laptop computer for one or more stu-
dents, please contact Tracy Co at 863-675-
1112 or 863-675-ICA7 (4227).

Clothing for donations
The Church of God of Prophecy Moore
Haven, on the corner of 7th and E St., is
open Saturdays from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Every-
thing for donations all good clean clothes,
Donations also accepted. All to help build
up the church.



HERE'S

MY CARD!
These locally-owned small businesses
appreciate your support!


~rn, ~'a


Ft. Myers: 275-0358
C !LaBelle: 675-0358
( i A A/C

00i----


Fax: (863) 675-0852
Licemed/Inured State Certified CAC057341


residential / commer,: ji a


760.702.2652 *-. .:- : i. '.-2,
designinglady@ewidesignservices.com
4125 county road 78 labelle, fl 33935
www.ewidesignservices.com

YOUR CARD
THIS SPACE
$90 roee Er s
CALL 863-675-2541
OR E-MAIL US AT
CBELLE@STRAT.NET
TO LEARN MORE


Christ the
King
Lutheran
Church
"Where everybody Is Somebody andJesus is Lord
9:15 a.m 'ino. 1.- Worship
Lord's Supper 1st, 3rd & 5th 'u.1.l .-
10:30 am. Bible Study
863-675-2733
christthekhng@aol.com
www.christthekinglabelle.ws/
.4 miles west of Hwy 29 on CR 78


July 8, 2010


Caloosa Belle















Sports Shorts


Cowgirls at FGCU basketball camp
The LaBelle Cowgirls were well represented last month, as six of the young
players attended camp at Florida Gulf Coast University. Not only did our girls do
well, but three of them, specifically Maria Molina, Caroline Cottrell and Andrea
Lutkenhaus were camp MVPs during the week. Andrea was also the Hot Spots
Champion. Pictured are, from left: Mariah Molina, Savanna Cheney, Coach Karl
Smesko, Andrea Lutkenhaus, Caroline Cottrell, Paige Taylor and Sarah Lapp.
These Cowgirl basketball players have worked very hard this off-season, to
improve their skills. Five of the six girls shown will be sophomores, with one
junior. Nice dedication girls!


Longhorn speed camp
The LaBelle Longhorn Speed Camp will
be held at Davis-Pratt Park July 12-16 from
6-8 p.m.

Sign up for Pop Warner
Sign up Saturdays for Pop Warner Football
and Cheerleading at Winn Dixie between 11
a.m and 2 p.m. for the month of July. Cost is
$100 for the first child, second child is $90,
third is $80 and so on. Contact Debbie Alex-
ander at 863-673-4643 or e-mail debbiewal-
exander@yahoo.com for information.
The first practice is set for August 2, at that
time you will need to bring child's birth cer-
tificate (copy and original), wallet size photo
(close up), end of year report card (copy),
and a physical on Pop Warner form.



LABELLE
SPORTSNETWORK I


Attention shotgun shooters
The Caloosa Sports Shooters are accept-
ing donations to be used for improvements
to the Civilian Shotgun Range of Hendry
County. They are working on a plan for a
five-station shooting sport. This is an adapta-
tion of sporting clays. They need to purchase
three new machines and materials for safety
barriers and shooting stands.
Guns, 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 information or to arrange pick up for
donations, call Ed Kuntz at 675-6432 or Dave
Alexander at 675-0500.


Sports Network: Get with it! -


Interest in the LaBelle Sports Network
(LSN) continues to grow. With the local
youth baseball and softball seasons kick offs,
LSN is excited to announce a Community
Share Program in which leagues can earn
money simply by submitting their results to
our Web site.
Now you can watch the plays on the La-
Belle Sports Network through a convenient
online Sports Wire tool in which leagues,
organizations, schools and individuals can
submit their news.
Three video components have been
added to Sports Wire to enhance your en-
joyment and opportunity to share content
to the site. Outstanding Plays, Outstanding
Performances and Bloopers are brief video
clips, accompanied by a short story, that
highlight exceptional occurrences in the lo-
cal sports community.
For an example of an Outstanding Play,
visit www.newszap.com. From the Home
Page, click on LaBelle, then select the sports
tab and go to LSN. Once on the site, select
"Sports Wire" and then click on "Outstand-
ing Play." You'll see seventh grader Nate
Jensen of Holy Rosary School in Kenosha,
WI making an incredible, full-court basket-
ball shot, which his mother filmed from the
bleachers.
If you would like to add an Outstanding
Play, Outstanding Performance or Blooper to
LSN, select the "Sports Wire" tab at the top
of the page and access "Add a new Sports
Wire" link. Select "Outstanding Play, Per-
formance or Blooper." Input the required
information and click "Submit" when fin-
ished. Registration is required, and all Out-
standing Plays, Outstanding Performances


and Bloopers must be approved by a Sports
Editor.
The information is also delivered to the
Caloosa Belle's Sports Department for pos-
sible future inclusion in our pages.
LSN rewards the coaches, leagues and
organizations that use the site. Under the
Community Share Program, 20 cents from
every dollar coming from local LSN Web
site advertising will be shared with the par-
ticipating organizations of LSN. Points are
earned each time an organization submits
results to LSN. At month's end, the points
earned will be tallied and each participating
organization or league will receive its share
of the revenue, to be distributed on a quar-
terly basis.
Each participating organization will re-
ceive some share. In addition, if you refer a
local business that becomes a sponsor, 10
percent of that advertiser's monthly fee goes
directly to your organization. And, your
group will continue to earn points toward
that advertiser's remaining 10 percent of the
Community Share monthly pool.
Organizations interested in joining LSN
should contact Renee Hawley at rhawley@
communitysportsdesk.com or call 1-888-
853-7904, ext. 226. LSN can be accessed
by visiting www.newszap.com, clicking on
your community tab, highlighting "Sports"
on the upper right part of the page and click-
ing on "LaBelle Sports Network."
The community share sponsors that
we would like to thank for LSN include
Forrey Grill. Langford Ford, New Hori-
zons, Nisbet Enterprises, Randy's Ga-
rage and U-Save Supermarket.


c Keepsa4e


immunity Sports

"Community Sports


Caloosa Belle


July 8, 2010


I







Community Briefs


Be a bus driver
Hendry County School District is recruit-
ing Substitute Bus Drivers. Class Dates: July
19-30, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Class will be held at the
Clewiston Bus Compound (behind Central
Elementary School). Please contact the
Transportation Office at 983-1516 by July 16,
to register.

Buy a brick, honor a vet
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.

Garbage pick up change
Through August 8, residents north of the
LaBelle Bridge 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 to. This change is due
to the bridge closing. If you have any ques-
tions, please call the WSI office at 863-675-
2481 or Hendry County at 675-5252.

Biker events
Thursday, July 15, Breakfast/Lunch Ride
meets at Rodeo Grill on Hwy. 80 and heads
out at 9:45 a.m.
Chili Cookoff at the Rodeo Grill in LaBelle
July 17. Free draft or soft drink for registering
early. First, second and third place winners.
Entry fee $10. Some of the proceeds will be
going to one of the local charities. Vendors
and music w at the event. Chili pots must be
on the table and registered by noon.

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.
kl2.fl.us.
We will be opening our store to the stu-
dents and community throughout the year.
If you would like to help, please let us know

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
',,' ,,. 1 _... ,', 1 for further information.

Widows to meet
The Widows Support Group will meet at


El Tarasco Thursday, July 15, at 11:30 a.m.
All widows welcome.

SCFC to meet
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.

Class plans 30 year 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-
verseallstars@yahoo.com.

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

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.

Summer reading
fun at Barron Library
The library has weekly fun learning
events scheduled throughout the summer
including Farriering a Horse, Making a Musi-
cal Instrument, Planting Popcorn, Ace Ven-
tura and the Wild Animals, Nemis the Boa
Constrictor, Planting an Apple Tree and even
Making Ice Cream. The weekly events will
be on Tuesday mornings at 10:30 a.m.
Every child that attends all of the sum-
mer programs will receive a certificate for
a free hamburger from McDonalds, com-
pliments of McDonalds. Additionally, each
time a child attends a story time, we will add
a scoop of ice cream with their name to our
giant ice cream cone. They will also receive
a scoop for each book read during the sum-
mer. Mark your calendars to be at Barron
Library every Tuesday morning at 10:30 this
summer, and help us build the biggest ice
cream cone ever.


Publish Your News

Do-it-yourself publishing at Newszap.com




--




Celebrations Special

Wedding, engagement, birth, AnnouncementS
graduation, birthday Publish your community news
and anniversary item or press release.
announcements
n n nGet 100 words and one photo
in print and online! for only $25



Visit www.newszap.com, click on

your community, and then on the link

for Publish Your News


everywhere are struggling to survive,
you can show your support for your
Caloosa Belle newspaper by
purchasing an e-subscription.
It's only sN2l annually (50 cents a
week). Each week you'll receive an
e-mail with a live link to the latest
issue. This will allow you to read
the entire newspaper online even
when you're traveling.
Please call 1-800-282-8586
or subscribe online at
http://circulation.newszap.com


July 8, 2010


Caloosa Belle





10 Caloosa Belle July 8, 2010



LABELLE AREA SCHOOLS HONO I~r I I IR ROLLSr


Upthegrove Elementary
A Honor Roll
Third Grade
Natalie Mayo, Kiara Hernandez, Marycruz
Deras, Carl Willis, Alina Boyett, Daisy
Desantiago, Arleth Ortiz, Santos Pegueros
Fourth Grade
Dustin Padgett, Kayley Boddy, Diego
Bustamante, Jaileen Galaviz, Gabrielle Home,
Angela Leos, Marquis Mitchell, Jessica Beltran,
Jordan Miller, Jose Perez-Gonzalez, Marshal
Platt Fifth Grade Ryley Bowen, Bianca Mendoza,
Brooke White, Thalia Esquivel, Flora Alvarez,
Tatiana Gallegos, Adrian Martinez, Mia Herrera,
John Walker
A/B Honor Roll
Third Grade
Kash Bridges, Stephanie Mendoza, Kaitlin Peet,
Cesar Rodriguez, Zachary Tanner, Vanessa Vera,
Dylan Villa, Rachel Dipofi, Rikki Pack, Fernando
S.illi.g,,. Tristan (Kenzie) Tindall, Kobie
Adams, Jesus Beltran, Imelda Casiano, Leah
Gutierrez, Taylor Hall, Liliana Hernandez, Ethan
McClain, Carlos Puente
Fourth Grade
Daniel DeLeon, Felix Flores, Mercedes Garcia,
Navidad Garcia, Briceida Guzman, Emilie Hull,
Deanna Martinez, Odalys Martinez, Zenia
Mendoza, Gabriel Paz, Adrain Raya, Pamela
Tully, Kohl Carmona, Blake Crawford, Isaiah
Devisme, Monique Loreto, Karmen Mutch,
Austin Villa, Brandon Carnevalino, Jake
Coronado, Jordan Decker, Jose Hernandez
Trejo, Giselle Mendoza, Yesica Salazar
Dominguez
Fifth Grade
Richard Denton, Sandy Dossou, Thalia
Escobedo, JC Leon, Sabrina Martinez,
Jacqueline Wilkins, Sheldon Williams, Yaritzel
Ibarra, San Juana Morales, Allison Peet,
Alexandria Ramirez, Alyssa Tittle, Paola Anaya,
Maria Cavasos, Jasmine Craft, Anabel Navarro,
Yozeli Reynoso, Deedra Shackford, Cristian
Urias

LaBelle Elementary
Thrid Grade
A Honor Roll
Freddy Balderas, Harvey Castro, Stephen Howard,
Elias Juarez, Peyton Murray, Frank Puletti, Andres
Ramirez, Sergio Sanchez, Natalie Veliz, Arnulfo
Villacana A/B Honor Roll-Dominic Aguilar, Jadan
Alderman, Gabriel Briones, Madison Carter, Nadia
Chavez, Alma Escobedo, Brandon Flack, Keven
Frederick, Nataly Gonzalez, Emily Hernandez,
Enrique Hernandez, Mario Hernandez, Yaritza
Herrera, Kameron Higginbotham, Jennifer
Jimenez, Madelyon Lofton, Yesenia Medina,
Jordyn Perkins, Alex Real, Maria Silverio, Kaylee
Solis, Claudia Soto, Raymond Tolen, Humberto
Trejo, Tyler Vahle, Adrian Vasquez, Javier
Velasquez, Camrann White, Britten Williams,
Leland Wilson Dolphin Pride-Kimberly Aguilar,
Jessenia Denning, Reginaldo Castillo, Isidro
Gonzalez, Jose Ibarra, Jose Olvera, Jerry
Marroquin, Fabian Mata, Devontre Smith
Fourth Grade
A Honor Roll
Dustin Cooper, l'.. iii r, Menguela, Ernesto
Saucedo, Angel Vargas
Fourth Grade


WESUPPORTTHE
STUDENTS OF LABELLE


JoeTimm,AAMSr
Financial Adusor
100 South Hall Street Suite B
La Belle, FL 33935
863675-5026


ww.edwardjones.com Memrav


A/B Honor Roll
Neftali Arellano, Ricardo Balderas, Monica
Banda, Vanessa Barrios, Brendan Boylan, Tyler
Burton, Dulce Callejas, Pedro Castillo, Andres
Chairez, Kymberlee Chance, Cesar Dobbins,
Luz Flores, Rene Gomez, Salvador Gomez,
Carson Hayes, Diana Hernandez, Jennifer
Ixmay, Calista Jones, Juan Madrid, Samantha
Martinez, Freddy Mendez, Samuel Monroy, Gary
Perez, Jannell Ramirez, Danielle Rennolds,
Diego Roblero, Kaitlynn Rodriguez, Miriam
Ruiz, Erik Salinas, Thayer Stem
Fourth Grade
Dolphin Pride
Megan Carter, Sebastian Diaz, Adrian Gomez,
Jacob Kirk, Max Martinez, Bernice Miranda,
Adolfo Soto
Fifth Grade
A Honor Roll
Brent Carmona, Naesa Guajardo, Arnoldo
Gonzalez, Maura Lofton, Charlie Lynn, Meghan
Martin, Macy O'Ferrell, Isaac Reyes
Fifth Grade
A/B Honor Roll
leyver Avila, William Barrett, Eduardo
Castaneda, Tommy Cisnero, Alison Dominguez,
Amanda Escobedo, Elias Galbreath, Jose
Gaspar-Zuniga, Cinthia Gomez, Manuela
Gomez, Rhyan Heggie, Anamaria Mata,
Annalysa Montes, Arely Perez, Jaime Raya,
Esmeralda Rodriguez, Aspen Rowe, Julio
Sanchez, Rosa Suarez, Hana Williams
Fifth Grade
Dolphin Pride
Victor Flores, Marisol Gonzalez, J Harrell

Country Oaks Elementary
First Grade A Honor Roll
Xavier Adams, Danny Aguilar, Nyah Aguilar,
Mario Alvarado, Stephanie Alvarado,
Christopher Bahamundi, Isaac Bone, Nayeli
Bustamante, Jaden Bridges, Joey Cadena, Cruz
Carreno, Naomi Cervantes, Yarisa Cortez, Kyle
Gallegos, Baltazar Guillen, Jacob Howard,
Jerron Jackson, Brittany Juarez, Isyss
Maldonado, Benjamin Martinez, Jenna McClain,
Tayler McGill, Ashley Mears, Perla Munoz,
Gianni Perez, Noarsy Perle, Yahaira Reyes, Jose
Reyes, Kiana Rodriguez, Jaden Sherrod,
Eebonik Simmons, Kyleigh Stitt, Angel Suarez,
Jesse Taylor, and Luis Vizcarra
First Grade A-B Honor Roll
Jorge Alcaraz, Jose Andrade, Alexis Briones,
Armando Briones, Agustin Caracheo, Yasmin
Ceballo, Roberto Coria, Alejandro Delgado,
Lola Dodds, Nestor Echevarria, Eliezer Escobar,
Tate Fussell, Agustin Garcia, Angelica Garcia,
Solexeyh Garcia, Allison Garrido, Alejandra
Geronimo, Maria Gomez, Adrian Gonzalez,
Ricardo Gonzalez, Kaden Grinaldo, Mady Gross,
Emyllee Hull, Erika Arias-Lee, Bryan Martin,
Dorian McMackins, Alexander Mendoza,
Lizabeth Mendoza, Jacqueline Montes,
McKenzie Music, Francisco Pantoja, Hailey
Partin, Madison Pequeno, Kayla Pind, Renier
Pupo, Eric Reyes, Kevn Rosales, Sarai Salazar,
Anais Salgado, Natasha Serrano, Jasmine Solis,
Seferino Solis, Benjamin Suggs, and Colton
Williams
Second Grade A Honor Roll
AnnMarie Coello, Travis Gayle, Downing







Your Friendly Neighborhood Store

50 S. Bridge Street LaBelle, FL
863-675-0351
Proudly Supports the Community!


George, Karem Juarez, Jacqueline Leon, Taylor
Lynn, Ezequiel Moreno, Gaspar Reyes, Alex
Rivera, Leah Sams, Rogelio Serrano, Diani
Shinhoster, and Miriam Villeda
Second Grade A-B Honor Roll
Jaidon Aispuro, Karina Aleman, Eric Bedolla,
Ethan Blanset, Stephane Calzada, Nayleah
Cantu, Jonathan Castro, Michel Ceballo,
Alexdro DeLaCruz, Dean DeLaCruz, Nathalie
Duardo, Jasper Dzuong, Nancy Escalante,
Edgar Garcia, Julyssa Garcia, Luis Garcia, Leo
Garza, Alexia Gomez, Giselle Gomez,
Christianna Hernandez, Chloe Horton, Isaiah
Jones, Annette Lopez, Myra Madrid, Demetric
McClain, Miguel Magana, Regina Moreno, Luis
Orduna, Neitali Padilla, Brice Rathburn, Aliza
Rodriguez, Lane Rutter, Safeena Saheed, Jesus
Solis, Daniel Soto, Ethan Toro, Jose Trejo, Betsy
Vasquez, Genesis Ventura, and Dillon White
Third Grade A Honor Roll
Israel Alegria, Sara Cordova, Jacob Earnest,
Novie Kohutek, Jennifer Perle, Myra Prince,
Daniela Rosito, and Shareefa Saheed.
Third Grade A-B Honor Roll
Ezequiel Aguilar, Thomas Aispuro, Ricardo
Angeles, Hugo Armijo, Myra Banda, Abigail
Barraza, Elmer Carranza, Marc Delgado, Ana
DeSAntiago, Brandon DiBernardino, Logan
Eppers, Eric Escobedo, Ramon Figueroa, Tylor
Gallegos, Vanessa Garcia, Emily Grant,
Francisco Grifaldo, Briana (,I... i. Daisy
Gutierrez, Justin Harris, Bryce Herrera, Jason
Imsdahl, Nain Jaimes, Stephanie Jimenez,
Kevin Mancilla, Fredrick Davis, Alejandro
Moreno, Melody Paz, Esdiel Plaza, Awad Qaqi,
Jaqueline Ramirez, Nieves Ramirez, Gisselle
Robles, Jason Rodriguez, Juan Reyes, Alejandro
Rivas, Joseph Rodriguez, Any Rosado, Ernesto
Tamayo, Chelsea Trejo, Citlalli Velasquez,
Chelby Villanueva, Evelyn Villegas, Roberto
Vizcarra, and Gene Yelling
Fourth Grade A Honor Roll
Kara Alexander, Emma Bridwell, Nicholas
Castillo, Paige Danforth, Vanessa Fernandez
Gamez, Ruby Figueroa, Eric Garza, Melanie
Garza, Anna Maggie Harris, Kayla Hood,
Shacora Jones, Emily Juarez, Rdaysha
McKenzie, Maria Mendoza, Joshua Miller,
Jocelin Nunez, Margie Pardo, Ivan Perez, Jaxon
Purvis, Zeida Rabelo, Neydel Rego, Alondra
Reyna, Lazaro Sandoval, Kaleandra Solis, Caleb
Stitt, Mark Vasquez, and Juan Zamora
Fourth Grade A-B Honor Roll
Selena Acosta, James Alegria, Nellanie Cantu,
Destiny Cornelius, Paige Danforth, Ivan
Espinoza, Ruby Figueroa, Chloe Garcia, Joshua
Garcia, David Gonzalez, Enrique Gonzalez,
Jailene Gonzalez, Viviana Guerrero, Ciara
Hickman, Corbyn Kohutek, Victoria Magana,
Ashley Miller, Jacqueline Ortiz, Alfredo Padilla,
Margie Pardo, Blake Pena, Ariel Perez, Ivan
Perez, Ella Pierre-Louis, Daniel Pinero, Marlena
Gutierrez, Aleida Jimenez, Jason Mathis,
Gerardo Rivas-Leal, Michael Rothenhoeffer,
Charlie Ruiz, Ciara Rutter, Markquis Skervin,
Kaleandra Solis, Jose Vazquez, Maria Villeda,
and Katie Whited
Fifth Grade A Honor Roll
Hannah Andrews, Guadalupe Guillen, Jeffery
Harris, Brendon Herrera, Joel Jimenez, Raul
Pardo, Jordan Russell, Emily Schwarz, and
Show your support 1 1,,, I I.. 1 Iili plates.
A portion of 1 I| I I. I Hendry County Schools!

Peffw C. #Atwp
Tax Collector Hendry County
www.hendrytaxcollector.com
25 E. Hickpochee e e, FL
___------63/675-5280

LORIDA


19SBG


Quinton Willis
Fifth Grade A-B Honor Roll
Jose Aguilar, Amelia Alegria, Karla Aleman,
Lexy Barraza, Lizbeth Beltran, Adriana Coria,
William Escobar, Amberly Gonzales, Camerino
Guzman, Karly Harn, Estefania Hernandez,
Laura Hernandez, Kayla Howard, Skylar
Kovarik, Joselin Mancilla, Elizabeth Marquez,
Jocelyn Martinez, Michael Mears, Jonathan
Morales, Elisa Moreno, Beverly Paz, Becky
Phipps, Chandler Rockwell, Adiana Rodriguez,
Estefania Rodriguez, Abigail Sams, Chasity
Smith, Jeremy Smith, Daisy Soto, Selina Soto,
Tristan Storey, Laura Suggs, Amanda Sullivan,
Jake Toro, Sergio Trevino, Daniel Villeda, Jakob
Wagner, and Ana Zelaya

LaBelle Middle School
Sixth Grade A Honor Roll
Banky Jason, Leon Joseph, Lopez Lizbeth,
Moreno Denise, Rivera Adrian, Vargas Hugo
Seventh Grade A Honor Roll
Alvarado Paola, Arnold Abby, Barrios Patricia,
Bass Victoria, Bedolla Fernando, Burton Gless,
Callejas Jesus, Cardoza Beatriz, Cisneros
Melinda, Cortez Yasmin, Cruz Lorena,
Diminguez Tracey, Dunham Melissa, Garcia
Homer, Gause Christian, Gomez Sanjuana,
Hernandez Mariby, Heuer Sheena, Hyser Miken,
Jimenez Jose, Keller Daniel, Lee Brittany, Leon
Juliana, Martinez Michael, Martinez Patricia,
Mendoza Vanessa, Molina Olivia, Moreno
Gerardo, Pascher Cassidy, Pepitone Michael,
Plaza Esteban, Rice Jordan, Salinas Magali,
White Eleizabeth, White Logann, Zelaya Nikole
Eighth Grade A Honor Roll
Arellano Aida, Dossou Landy, Garza Lindsey,
Miller Jarred, Qaqi Rawan, Rivera Kendrick,
Rosito Nicole, Sloan Mark, Strickland Colman,
Zuniga Sergio
Sixth Grade A-B Honor Roll
Acevedo Yarely, Alaniz Esmeralda, Avila-Zea
Gehobany, Bahamundi Omar, Benavidez Aliya,
Cantu Rumor, Carranza Liliana, Castillejo Yizell,
Cisneros Tania, Cordes Angelica, Cornelius
Angel, Delgado Michelle, Dobbins Kaylee, Drew
Liam, Eiden Emileigh, Escobedo Diana,
Escobedo Natali, Facundo Alyssia, Flores
Jazmin, Gonzalez Viridiana, Hand Aaron,
Harrington Chloe, Hernandez Mariano, Home
Tiffany, Hunter Maddison, Jimenez Diana,
Johnson Stephanie, Lapp Rebekah, Lawton
Kaitlin, Leal Diana, Marroquin Brandynn, Mayo
Caitlyn, Mc Cormick Baylen, Mills Maranda,
Munoz Diana,Pittman Kara, Reyna Matthew,
Rodriguez Lidianis, Rodriguez Mia, Rojas Alexis,
Rojas Luis, Rueda Sujeivelis, S.iilli.i' Thelma,
Teijeiro Carolina, Vasquez Angel, Vasquez
David, Williams Emerald, Yzaguirre Cleofas,
Zuniga Ernan
Seventh Grade A-B Honor Roll
Alderman Justin, Ayala Arnoldo, Barnhart
Rickards Hummyhn-Byrd, Barron Connell,
Bedolla Jovani, Bell Skylar, Benitez Maria,
Brown Breanna, Bustamante Sergio, Cantu
Jairo, Carmona Andrea, Dailey Austin, Deleon
Jasmine, Deras Javier, Deras Saul, Diaz Marisol,
Dominguez Zulema, Escobedo Leslie,Faz
Ashley, Forehand Melanie, Fussell Amber,
Gamez Kayla, Garcia Carina, Gibson Thomas,
Gomez Juana, Gomez Sonia, Gonzalez Jorge,





July 8, 2010 Caloosa Belle 11





HONOR ROLL


Gonzalez Yuvisela, Grant Thomsa, Grifaldo
Norma, Gutierrez Josue, Hernandez Estefani,
Hernandez Felix, Hicks Taylor, Holt Austin,
Howard Garrett, Howell Blaine, Jedrykowski
Amanda, Jimenez Christian, Jimenez Edgar,
Johnson Leah, Lopez Melanie, Luna Brianna,
Mc Inturff Jorge, Mendez Jennifer, Moreno Sef,
Murhphy Zacharias, Orduna Jusue, Perez
Guadalupe, Phipps Amanda, Ramirez Juan,
Ramirez-Reyna Mayra, Ramos Jose, Resendiz
Alejandro, Reyes Roger, Rivas Jack, Robertson
Holley, Rodriguez Kelsi, Salinas Hipolito,
Sanchez Karlos, S.inligii Tania, Storey Steve,
Thacker Calvin, Urbanowski Elizabeth, Villa
Alondra, Watson Bridgette, West Douglas,
Yawn-White Emma, Zamora Maria, Zuniga
Cristian
Eighth Grade A-B Honor Roll
Bassett Bryce, Beltran Valeria, Cantu Natalie,
Coria Maria, Deras Ernestina, Dimas Pedro,
Dipofi Joseph, Dominguez Yoana, Erreguin
Jose, Erreguin Yesenia, Figueroa Eriverto, Fiore
Jordan, Flack Tyler, Foutch Alari, Frost Tess,
Gonzalez Eduardo, Gonzalez Ivana, Guerrero
Araceli, Guerrero Katie, Johnson Bryce, Juarez
Ezequiel, Juarez Heyri, Karr Bertha, Lopez
Anna, Lucas-Garcia Jennifer, Madrid Clarissa,
Magana Alejandra, Marquez Martina, Mata
Vanessa, Mc Vay James, Mendez Luis, Mendez
Luis, Miller Christopher, Ortiz Maria, Ramirez
Albar, Rojas Moises, Ruiz Alexis, Taylor
Emmanuel, Thorn Katelyn, Vasquez Michael,
Williams Shelby, Willis-Childs Cassidy, Zuniga
Oscar
LaBelle High School
Ninth Grade A Honor Roll
Derek Bass, Trisha Bennett, Ronald Burton,
Clarisa Callejas, Caroline Cottrell, Alexander
Hernandez, Bianca Hernandez, Brittany Hicks,
Flavio Lopez, Angel Luna, Cesar Mancilla,
Brennah Mc Vey, Amelia Molina, Mariah Molina,
Tyler O'Ferrell, Kendall Owens, Morgan
Pepitone, Maniram Rampersaud, Jocelyn
Renteria, Diana Rodriguez, Jessica Smith,
Suzanna Talada, Cory Taylor, Even Vasquez,
Brooklin Walls, Peyton Walls, Jessica Whitman
Tenth Grade A Honor Roll
Vicente Acevedo, Madison Allen, Kayla Ayers,
Jenna Barraza, Chandler Bridwell, Chelsea
Bridwell, Laura Escamilla, Nancy Garza,
Winston Goodwin, Dennis Graham, Keilani
Hernandez, Jena Howard, Wolfgang Lynn,
Kendall Marotti, Kellie Martinez, Joseph
Mcdaniel, Charles Murphy, Alexa Pena, Jordan
Phillips, Cynthia Rosario, Socorro Ruiz,
Humberto Salinas, Carlos Santillan, Tyler
Sherrod, Daisy Trejo, Maria Trejo
Eleventh Grade A Honor Roll
Caleb Baker, Tiffany Canales, Angela Carmona,
Zena Gatch, Elaine Guerrero, Chad Lamkin,
Stephen Lapp, Elizabeth Marcotte, David Miller,
Michael Pittman, Brianna Ramos, S.iiii.ig,
Reyes, Asma Saheed, Rachel Schauer, Maria
Valentin
Twelfth Grade A Honor Roll
Martha Blanco, Mandy Burnside, Vanessa
Cantu, Alexandro Caraballo, Beatriz Carranza,



APHILLIPS
A/C & Heating Services LLC
www.phillipsac.com
863-675-2878

We're proud to
support education!
Lic.CAC1815266


Courtney Deamer, Roberto Deras, Mariel
Dunham, Jose Garcia, Yesmin Garcia, Joshua
Hernandez, Emily Hull, Kaylee Lai, Olivia
Luckey, Katherine Lynn, Alejandro Macias, San
Juana Menguela, Briana Pascher, Kimberly Paz,
Adrian Pena,
Candelaria Rodriguez, Brittany Smith, Savannah
Smith, Tonie Tolar, Stephanie Yanes
Ninth Grade B Honor Roll
Avery Alaimo, Ricardo Alvarado, Iliana Arellano,
Estela Avila, Mercedes Barrios, Carlos Benitez,
Andrew Benkert, Luis Blanco, Alton Burton,
Brandy Chapman, Joseph Danforth, Justine
Decker, Roland Decker, Cesar Desantiago,
Jacqueline Desantiago, Valeria Dimas, Rachel
Lian Felicie, Austin Garcia, Gema Garcia, Jacob
Garcia, Michelle Gielow, Sergio Gomez, Ryan
Hellard, Jesse Imhoff, Kayla Keller, Sarah Lapp,
Cesareo Leos, Cade Logan, Luis Luna, Andrea
Lutkenhaus, Giovana Maldonado, Eunice
Marquez, Elanee Marroquin, Alma Moreno,
Matthew Orzech, Joshua Palacios, Macy
Peterson, Hanan Qaqi, Adan Ramirez, Jeremiah
Schauer, Floyd Spangler, Brandon Toulis,
Guillermina Valentin, Veronica Vera, Nicholas
Wegscheid, Major Williams, Rachel Wimberly
Tenth Grade B Honor Roll
Dan Alderman, Margot Bledsoe, Bronson
Canche, Jesus Castillejo, Alejandra Cruz, Alexia
Cruz, Britt Edwards, Christian Escobedo,
Yeraldin Garcia, Marilu Garza, Maria Hernandez,
Gary Hull, Fabion Irving, Drew Jeffries, Cordaryl
Jones, Ian Kelley, Emily Kostoff, Brytani
Lawmaster, Marisol Lazalde, Omar Lazalde,
Monica Lee, Ramon Leyva, Angela Martinez,
Andrew Mcavoy, Robert Meador, Sara Murray,
Yisvi Noyola, Tyler Owens, Yeseni Perez, Jarad
Plair, Laura Raulerson, Deycy Raya, Shamus
Samerdyke, Consuelo Sanchez, Steven Sodrel,
Kiah Tippett, Merary Trevino, Leah Van Wagner,
Octavio Vazquez, Ana Villa Hernandez, Barnard
Washington, Kinsey Whyte, Karla Zavala
Eleventh Grade B Honor Roll
Jennifer Acevedo-Giron, Jaime Alvarez, Alexia
Arellano, Jennifer Avila, Courtney Bancroft,
Gabriel Barron, Heriberto Bautista-Pozos, Staci
Berg, Matthew Billings, Elizabeth Burns, Lupe
Calderon, Elias Carmona, Kandy Dimas, Maico
Erreguin, Steven Fiore, Araceli Gomez, Maria
Gomez, Judith Gonzalez, Mayra Gonzalez,
James Hester, Emily Leon, Allie Loux, Jessica
Madrid, Beatriz Martinez, Jessica Mathis,
Alejandro Moreno, Alma Moreno, Robert
Morrison, Marlana Nelson, Ana Pena, Josue
Quiroz, Cindy Raya, Janette Rodriguez, Patricia
Salazar, Evelyn Santizo-Soto, Taylor Stadler,
Richard Talada, Kindall Tindall, Melissa Velasco,
Lori Wolfe
Twelfth Grade B Honor Roll
IIgnacio Acosta, Luis Acosta, Marlen Alanis
Diaz, Jessica Barron, William Bart, Shelby
Bengston, Danielle Bennett, Bobby Billings,
Meagan Bledsoe, Allyson Broecker, Briana
Brown, Courtney Burke, Miguel Carranza,
Annalicia Cavazos, Noemi Chairez, Bailey Cox,
Janie Delatorre, Pedro Deras, Trenten Duke,
Andres Esquivel, Deanna Foster, Mariah
Gallegos, Xavier Gaure, Dilan Gay, Jamie Gener,
Anilu Gomez, Edgar Gomez, Jose Gomez, Juan
Gonzalez, Jorge Guillen, Graciela Guzman,
Christopher Hamby, Rachel Harold, Kasey
Hicks, Ada Johnson, Monica Ledesma, Chelsea
Lewis, James Lopez, Mario Lopez, Miriam Lora,
Alberto Lozano, Kayla Maldonado, Jenna
Mcduffie, Yesenia Montalvo, Jennifer Oliva,
Angelica Pequeno, Eduardo Ramirez, John
Ramos, Jonathan Ramos, Demetris Ray, Nora
S.iilli.,,'. Claudia Santillan, Courtney Smith,
Tomas Soliz, Lori Spangler, Bridget Thomas,
Shawn Tittle, Ismael Villa, Justin Walker, Garrett
Williams, Jimi Williams


Submitted photo/Susan Vaughan

Pet Therapy Day
Natalie Welky shows off her first lost
tooth at the last Pet Therapy Day at
Florida Community Bank and hopes
the tooth fairy will bring her a new
puppy or kitten from the Caloosa Hu-
mane Society.
Florida Community Bank collected
much needed supplies for the Caloo-
sa Humane Society during their sup-
ply drive in June. FCB also collected
$490 in donations for the humane
society. Leroy Witt was the winner of
the cat blanket that was handmade
and donated by Mary Bartoshuk. A
big thank you to everyone who do-
nated to this great cause!



Alico Inc. names new Chief


Operating Officer


Alico, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALCO), a land man-
agement company, announced that Dr. Ken
Smith has joined the company as Executive
Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer
effective July 1, 2010. Dr. Smith has been
acting as a part-time consultant to the Com-
pany since February 2010.
Prior to joining Alico, Dr. Smith was the
Vice-President of Agriculture Operations for
Atlanticblue Group Inc., a 51 percent share-
holder of Alico. Before joining Atlanticblue,
Dr. Smith was a private consultant for large
cattle operations across the United States, in-
cluding Alico, and held various management
positions in technical services/research and
business management with Purina Mills, Inc.
He holds BS and MS degrees in Animal Sci-
ence from West Texas State University and a
PhD from Texas Tech University.
Dr. Smith stated, "I am honored by this
opportunity and look forward to expanding
my consulting role into one that provides
day-to-day leadership of Alico's agribusiness
enterprises and building on Alico's tradition
of operational excellence as a producer of


agricultural commodities. I'm also excited
to work with Alico's land development team
in exploring ways to unlock the unrealized
value of our land assets. Alico's reputation,
financial strength and employees are well
positioned for growth and building share-
holder value."
Alico's President and Chief Executive Of-
ficer JD Alexander stated, "I have been very
impressed with the leadership and results
Dr. Smith has delivered for Atlanticblue. I am
confident that he can duplicate these results
at Alico. Dr. Smith is well qualified to assist
me in continuing to transform the Compa-
ny's culture and operating practices and will
be a key part of the team that accelerates our
efforts to evaluate land potential to produce
multiple cash flow streams over time."
In other actions, the Board also devel-
oped a compensation package for JD Alex-
ander, who had been serving the Company
as its CEO without compensation since Feb-
ruary 23, 2010. For further details concerning
these matters, please refer to the Company's
filing on Form 8-K.





Caloosa Belle


July 8, 2010


I I I I I I I

Am *&N A M1 A 1110


Create Your Own Ads Online! F r weeks FREE ... It's Easy!

Submit Your Free Online Classified Ad Today at WWW.NEWSZAP.COM Click on Classifieds

Post your ads in any of these newspapers for as little as $8 each:
Okeechobee News Caloosa Belle Clewiston News Glades County Democrat Immokalee Bulletin The Sun


For more listings,
go to
www.newszap.com


Employmen


* Online for 4 weeks 400 words + 4 photos

SAbsolutely FREE!
Post your ads in our papers for as little as S8 each
www.newszap.com
click on classified


I P I S 5 EU


For more listings,
go to
www.newszap.com


Emplymen


Road and Bridge,
Hendry Commissioners
have As Needed Bridge Tender
opening at Ft Denaud Bridge.
Must be available eve/weekends.
No guarantee of hours/no benefits.
Applications can be obtained at
165 S. Lee Street, Labelle or
100 El Paso, Clewiston.
Open until filled. Vet Pref. Drug Free.
Applicants needing assistance in
applying Call: 863-675-5252.

EEO


LABELLE
Marine Facility seeks
professional full/time
organized high energy
Office Manager.
Excellent customer
service, communication
skills, computer
knowledge, with
accounts payable
background & detail
oriented. Email
Resume to: tcampbell
@riverforestyc.com

Now Hiring
Are you a talented Barber
seeking employment?
Contact Lorie
239-634-9828
Murphy's Beauty
& Barber
509 Main St, Immokalee

How do you find a job
in today's competi-
tive market? In the
employment section
of the classified


R&D Maintenance
Services Inc
Now accepting
applications for
Accounting Clerks I
Experience in Microsoft
Office required
Apply in person from
7:30 to 2:30
Pre-Employment drug
screen and MVR check
475 Ridgelawn Rd
Clewiston FL
EEO Employer

Reading a newspaper
helps you understand
the world around you.
No wonder newspaper
readers are more suc-
cessful people!

Time to clean out the
attic, basement and/or
garage? Advertise your
yard sale in the classi-
fieds and make your
clean up a breeze!


For more listings,
go to
www.newszap.com




NOTICE

Independent Newspapers
will never accept any ad-
vertisement that is illegal
or considered fraudulent.
In all cases of ques-
tionable value, such as
promises of guaranteed
income from work-at-
home programs if it
sounds too good to be
true, chances are that it
is. If you have questions
or doubts about any ad
on these pages, we ad-
vise that before respond-
ing or sending money
ahead of time, you check
with the Better Business
Bureau at 772-878-2010
for previous complaints.
Some 800 and 900 tele-
phone numbers may re-
quire an extra charge, as
well as long distance toll
costs. We will do our best
to alert our reader of
these charges in the ads,
but occasionally we may
not be aware of the
charges. Therefore, if
you call a number out of
your area, use caution.

Find it faster. Sell it sooner
in the classified

Looking for a place to
hang your hat? Look
no further than the
classified.

One man's trash is
another man's treas-
ure. Turn your trash
to treasure with an
ad in the classified.

Need a few more bucks
to purchase something
deer? Pick up some
extra bucks when you
sell your used items in
the classifeids.


For more listings,
go to
www.newszap.com




NOW OPEN! *
G smiles i

Amazing facility,
hugh playground,
wonderful staff.
Spaces available
in all classes
Ages 1-5
Come by or call for
more information
Sebrin Rimes
Director
863-675-3421
License# C20HE0011




LABELLE LAWN
LAWN SERVICE
Excellent rates, Lic.
FREE ESTIMATES ~
863-517-2077
Rob & Karen





For more listings,
go to
www.newszap.com




Desktop School Com-
puters for Kids (of all
ages) available at cost
to needy individuals.
Fast Dell P4, XP, CRT
monitor, keybd, mouse,
spkr $75 to $125
.(863)517-2782
Laptops for Kids (of all
ages!) available at cost
to needy families, $50
to $350. Games, educa-
tional. Accessories
available. Call Tony
$50.00. (863)517-2782


For more listings,
go to
www.newszap.com



Rhode Island red chick
and buff Orpington
chicks Straight run
$4.00 each LaBelle
863-675-7306
863-885-1392




Fruit Plant Sale
$15-$125ea-Blueber-
ries, Apples, Fig, Cash-
ews, Jackfruit, Loquat,
Plum, Olives, Grapes,
Peaches, Sapotes,
Guavas, Barbados Cher-
ries, Blackberries, Ma-
mey, Sugar Apples,
Pomegranate, Avocado,
Mango Lic# 48006674.
(863)673-7280





For more listings,
go to
www.newszap.com



BEAUTIFUL, Furnished
Efficiency Apt. for rent,
for 1 or 2 people. $500
mo. Includes utilities &
cable. 863-612-5191

Get a quick response to
any item you may be sell-
ing with a classified ad.



TIRED OF
HIGH OVERHEAD
Fully remodeled small
barber- beauty-
massage- office.
Downtown LaBelle
$475 mo utilities included
Come see at
70 Yeomans Ave
863-675-4443


House in town under
the oaks. Water, cable,
lawn care. $795
863-517-1000

Buying a car? Look in
the classified. Selling
a car? Look in the
classified.
LABELLE
Country Village
1 br/ Iba, no pets.
Good refer. $550 mo
plu/sec. Margaret Barber
Real Estate
(863) 675-5968

Love the earth Recycle
your used items by
selling them in the
classified.
PORT LABELLE 2br,
Florida room, porch,
garage, fenced,
$650/mo, No dep.,
(863)885-2650

Shop here first!
The classified ads
Spacious 1 bed /1 bath
home on Howe Ave.
Large fenced yard.
$575 mo 786-278-5821




A Load & Lock
Storage
5775 SR 80 LaBelle, FL
863-674-1876
Alarmed Units Security
Cameras Outside Storage
Mobile Storage 5x5 up to
10x30 Units A/C Units
Penske Truck Rentals
Bring this ad and
receive $50 off
first months rent

LABELLE RENT-A-SPACE
Cowboy Way & Kennedy
Blvd. Monthly includes
tax: 5'x10' $42.80;
8'x10' $53.50;10'x10'
$58.85; 8'x25' $96.30;
24 hr access $25
returnable key deposit.
863-675-2392
Grab a bargain from your
neighbor's garage, attic,
basement or closet in
today's classified.


For more listings,
go to
www.newszap.com



Port LaBelle 2 bed-
room, 2 bath home with
garage only $49,900.
$4000 down, monthly
payment only $444. No
credit needed. Owner
financing 863-673-4325
or 863-675-8888
USED HOMES
Palm Harbor Homes
5 singles, 3 doubles
Call 1-800-622-2832
IMMEDIATE
Deliver ONLY.





For more listings,
go to
www.newszap.com




2br/2bath mobile
home with central a/c
$200 deposit $130
weekly. No animals.
Children welcome
863-673-4325
LaBelle 2 Bdrm & Iba
Lg Screen in Deck, chain
link Fence. AC $150 wk.
+ $200 dep. Call
863-673-5704

How fast can your car
go? It can go even
faster when you sell
it in the classified.
LABELLE
CRESENT ACRES
3 bedroom, 2 bath, $90
per wk, plus deposit.
(863) 673-6362
LABELLE/FELDA
2 bdrm/2 bath, Small
pets allowed. $600
month, Dep/Ref required
(863)673-7626


BANK REPO'S
MOVE TO YOUR LAND
Mobile Home Angels
561-721-2230

DOUBLE WIDE: 3 bed-
room 2 bath home on
developed lot, central
air, brand new condi-
tion, ready to move in.
Owner financing with
20% down.
863-675-8010 or
863-673-6540

New 4 br, 2 bath Jacob-
sen Home only $59,900
setup and a/c included.
Easy financing, call
863-673-4325 or
863-675-8888

Trade-ins wanted. Get
up to $10,000 for your
old mobile home and
get a new energy effi-
cient Jacobsen or Desti-
ny home. No cash down
payment needed. Easy
financing available with
your good credit.
863-673-43 25
863-675-8888

Join all the people who
say, "I sold it in the
classifieds"

The classified are the
most successful sales-
person in town.





For more listings,
go to
www.newszap.com



Honda CM450E. 1982
Six speed overdrive,
good tires, new battery.
Needs riding, clean
carbs, good ride.
863-675-0556 after
noontime only

When doing those chores
is doing you in, it's time
to look for a helper in
the classified.


-"`
1 --~ .






July 8, 2010


Caloosa Belle


For more listings,
go to
www.newszap.com





Chevy Luv diesel 1981.
Five speed. New alter-
nator, new battery.
Needs fuel pump. Good
tires. Good swamp bug-
gy material. $500. Call
863-675-0556 after
noon only








For more listings,
go to
www.newszap.com


READING A

NEWSPAPER...



saves you money by
providing information
about the best buys.



0o wonder newspaper
readers earn more!


For more listings,
go to
www.newszap.com





Enclosed 4x8 trailer
$500. Pickup topper fits
2003 Nissan Frontier 6ft
bed $350 obo
863-675-8109

Earn some extra cash.
Sell your used items
in the classified








For more listings,
go to
www.newszap.com


NOTICE
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
Property of Melissa P.
Jefferson Unit T11 Dresser, love
seat, sofa, chair, misc. Items
Property of Melissa P
Jefferson Unit Fl Stereo,
dresser, misc. boxes and bags
SProperty of Wismicka Lemene
Washer, dryer, table w/chairs
fireplace, matbess & box spring
358899 BGS 7/1,8/10


When you want some-
thing sold, advertise in
the classified.



Your new home could be
in today's paper. Have
you looked for it?


NOTICE OF BOARD OF SUPERVISORS' MEETING SCHEDULE
FOR FISCAL YEAR 2010-2011 FOR
COLLINS SLOUGH WATER CONTROL DISTRICT
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that the Board of Supervisors' Meetings of
Collins Slough Water Control District are scheduled for the fourth Monday ol
each month. In the event the fourth Monday of the month falls on a holi-
day, the Meeting would be held on the next business day.
Collins Slough Water Control District Meetings begin at 4:30 P.M. and are
held at the Offe of Alico, Inc., 640 South Main Street, La Belle, Florida.
If a person decides to appeal the decision of the Board of Supervisors
with respect to any matter considered at the public meebng herein referred,
he or she may need to insure that a verbabm record of the proceedings is
made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the
appeal is based.
Pursuant to the provisions of the American with Disabilites Act, any per-
son requiring special accommodation to participate in this proceeding
should contact the District at (863) 675-2966 at least five (5) days prior to
the date of proceeding.
DATED this 28th day of June 2010.
COLLINS SLOUGH WATER CONTROL DISTRICT
359100 CN 7/8/10

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
EMPLOYEE HEALTH INSURANCE
RFP NUMBER: 2010-26
OPENING DATE AND TIME: JULY 16, 2010, 10:00 A.M.
Hendry County is seeking companies interested in providing employee insu-
rance for the Hendry County Board of County Commissioners, Hendry
County Tax Collector, Hendy County Clerk of Court, Hendry County Proper
ty Appraiser and Hendry County Supervisor of Elections. Companies offer-
ing group employee medical, dental, life and vision insurance policies and
employee assistance plans are encouraged to submit their proposal for con-
sideration. All submttals (see Section I, General Information) received in re-
sponse to this RFP will be reviewed by an evaluabon committee. In order to
be considered, submttals must be received by the Board of County Com-
missioners at the C.E. Hall Building (Clerk's Office) in the Hendry County
Courthouse 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 bme 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 preparation of a response to this RFP, or to
contract for any services. The County reserves the right to reject any or all
submittals received as a result of this solicitaon, or to cancel in part or in
its entirety 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


PubicNoic


Public Notice


Place your FREE AD online:
24 hours a day, 7 days a week at...
www.newszap.com & click on classified

oooyOU DECIDE-oo
What it SAYS -- How it LOOKS -- Add your PHOTOS
And before you know it, you've got an ad
online and in the paper!


NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING
OF THE BOARD OF
SUPERVISORS OF THE
CENTRAL COUNTY WATER
CONTROL DISTRICT
You are hereby notified that the
Regular Meeting of the Board of Su-
pervisors of the Central County Wa-
ter Control District will by held on
Wednesday July 21, 2010 at 7 pm at
the Central County Conference Room
located at 475 S. Cabbage Palm St.
Montura Ranch Estates, Clewiston,
Florida. The purpose of this meeting
is to transact any and all business
which may come before the Board. If
a person decides to appeal the deci-
sion of the Board of Supervisors with
respect to any matter considered at
the public meeting or hearing herein
referred he or she may need to in-
sure that a verbatim record of the
proceedings is made, which record
includes the testimony and evidence
upon which the appeal is based.
358842 CGS 7/8/10




NOTICE TO BIDDERS
The School Board of Hendry
County will be accepting sealed
bids until July 27, 2010 for Bid
11-0002, Small Equipment -
Foodservice Specficabons will be
available at the board's finance of-
fice at 111 Curry Street in LaBelle.
Call (863) 674 4100 to have the
specs faxed or mailed.
Hendry County School Board
Sally Berg, Chairman
359053 CB/CN 7/8/10



^^^^^^m ^


CITY OF CLEWISTON
PUBLIC HEARING
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Clewiston City Commission will con
duct a PUBLIC HEARING on July 19, 2010 at 6:00 p.m. or as soon as
practical thereafter, in the City Hall Commission Chambers, 115 West Ventu-
ra Avenue, Clewiston, Florida. The purpose of the hearing is to consider the
adoption of the Ordinance 2010-03 which repeals the current sign ordinance
and creates a new Article VIII providing for purpose and intent, definitions,
applicability, prohibited signs, general requirements, measurement of sign
area and height, sign types permitted by zoning, temporary signs and sign
approvals and permitting.
ORDINANCE NO. 2010-03
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF
CLEWISTON, FLORIDA, AMENDING ARTICLE VIII 'SIGNS, MAR-
QUEES, AWNINGS AND CANOPIES" OF CHAPTER 18 'BUILDINGS
AND BUILDING REGULATIONS", BY REPEALING THE EXISTING
PROVISIONS OF ARTICLE VIII, AND BY CREATING A NEW ARTI-
CLE VIII 'SIGNS"; PROVIDING FOR: PURPOSE AND INTENT,
DEFINITIONS, APPLICABILITY, PROHIBITED SIGNS, GENERAL
REQUIREMENTS, MEASUREMENT OF SIGN AREA AND HEIGHT,
SIGN TYPES PERMITTED BY ZONING TEMPORARY SIGNS, SIGN
APPROVALS AND PERMITTING, NONCONFORMING SIGNS, AD-
MINISTRATION, ENFORCEMENT, AND PENALTIES AND REME-
DIES, PROVIDING FOR CODIFICATION; PROVIDING FOR
REPEAL OF ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT HEREWITH; PPROVID-
ING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE;
AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.
A copy of the proposed ordinance is available in the City Clerk's Office, City
Hall, 115 W. Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, Florida, for the inspection of any
interested parties and interested parbes may appear at the meeting and be
heard with respect to the proposed ordinance. If any person decides to ap
peal any decision made with respect to any matter considered at this meet
ing for public hearing, such person may need to insure that a verbatim
record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and
any evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Clewiston City Hall is a
handicapped accessible facility.
Any quesbons pertaining to this document should be directed to the Clewis-
ton City Manager, either by phone (863) 983-1484, by fax (863) 983-7222
or U.S. Mail (115 W. Ventura Ave., Clewiston, FL 33440).
Marilyn McCorvey
City Clerk
359119 CN 7/8/10______________


NOTICE OF BUDGET WORKSHOP/SPECIAL MEETING
The Board of Supervisors for the Central County Water Control District wil
be holding a budget workshop/special meeting on Wednesday July 21, 2010
at 5:30 pm, at 475 S. Cabbage Palm Street. The purpose of this work-
shop/special meebng will be to discuss the Distict's budget and any other
business which comes before the Board. All interested persons are invited
to attend and be heard with respect to the proposed budget. Interested
persons may appear on their own behalf or by agent or attorney. If anyone
decides to appeal a decision made by the Board with respect to any matters
considered at the meeng or hearing, a record of the proceeding will be
needed for the appeal and that for such purposes, may need to insure that
a verbatim record of the proceeding is made, which record includes the tes-
bmony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: IF YOU REQUIRE SPECIAL AID OR SERVICES AS
ADDRESSED IN THE AMERICAN DISABILITIES ACT, PLEASE CONTACT THE
DISTRICT CLERK'S OFFICE AT (863)983-5797, NO LESS THAN FIVE (5]
DAYS PRIOR TO THE ABOVE STATED HEARING DATE.
CENTRAL COUNTY WATER CONTROL DISTRICT
359094 CN 7/8/10


NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
HENDRY COUNTY TOURIST DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL
Notice is hereby given that the Hendry County Tourist Development Council
will hold a regular meeting Tuesday, July 13, 2010, beginning at 3:00 p.m.,
at the Hendry County Economic Development Office, located at 110 Bro-
ward Avenue, LaBelle, FL 33935. This meeting is open to the public. The
meeting site is accessible by the disabled.
If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board with respect
to any matter considered at such meeting or hearing, he/she will need a
record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to
ensure that a verbabm record of the proceedings is made, which record in-
cludes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.
Hendry County
Tourist Development Council
Karson Turner, Chairman
359109 CB/CN 7/8/10


NOTICE OF BOARD OF SUPERVISORS' MEETING SCHEDULE
FOR FISCAL YEAR 2010-2011 FOR
DEVIL'S GARDEN WATER CONTROL DISTRICT
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that the Board of Supervisors' Meebngs of
Devil's Garden Water Control District are scheduled for the fourth Monday
of each month. In the event the fourth Monday of the month falls on a hol-
day, the Meeting would be held on the next business day.
Devil's Garden Water Control District Meetings begin at 4:00 P.M. and are
held at the Office ofAlco, Inc., 640 South Main Street, La Belle, Florida.
If a person decides to appeal the decision of the Board of Supervisors
with respect to any matter considered at the public meeting herein referred,
he or she may need to insure hat a verbatim record of the proceedings is
made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the
appeal is based.
Pursuant to the provisions of the American with Disabilities Act, any per-
son requiring special accommodation to participate in this proceeding
should contact the District at (863) 675-2966 at least five (5) days prior to
the date of proceeding.
DATED this 28th day of June 2010.
DEVILS GARDEN WATER CONTROL DISTRICT
359099 CN 7/8/10



*ffluu~fi a ^^


PUBLIC NOTICE
LABELLE AIRPORT ADVISORY BOARD MEETING
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
Ha, in the Commissioners Board Room, located at 481 W. Hickpochee
Avenue in LaBelle.
All interested parties are encouraged to attend. For Further information,
please contact the Hendry County Engineer's Office at (863) 675-5222 or
(863) 983-1588.
If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Hendry County
Commission with respect to any matter considered at this meebng, he/she
will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she
may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made,
which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is
to be based.
Janet B. Taylor, Chair
Board of County Commissioners, Hendry County
358556 CB/CN 7/1,8/10


HENDRY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
NOTICE TO BIDDERS
BID NO. 2010-24
Sealed bids in triplicate subject to the conditions herein, will be received
unbl Tuesday, July 13, 2010, at 2:00 PM EDT, by the Hendry County
Board of County Commissioners, at the Hendry County Complex, Clerk of
Circuit Court, Attn.: Barbara Butler, C.E. Hall Building, Administrabve Wing,
2nd Floor, Room A-226, 50 South Bridge Street, LaBelle, Florida 33935; and
subsequently opened in a meeting to be held in the Clerk's office and pub-
licly read, for furnishing all labor and materials and performing all work con-
nected with a project for the LaBelle Airport Grading and Drainage
Design for T-Hangar Development Area and Associated Taxiways.
A Pre-Bid Conference is scheduled for Tuesday, June 29, 2010, at 2:00
PM EDT at the Hendry County Engineer's Office, 99 East Cowboy Way, La-
Belle, FL 33975.
Bidders are invited to submit bids for this work on the bid forms provided.
Other bid or proposal forms will not be accepted.
The complete examination and understanding of the Contract Documents
consisbng of the project plans and specifications including all addenda or
other revisions, and site of the proposed work is necessary to properly sub
mit a bid. On or after June 16, 2010, Contract Documents consisting of
the pro ect plans and specifications and all addenda or other revisions wil
be available for examination and may be obtained from the office of URS
Corporabon, 7650 W. Courtney Campbell Causeway, Tampa, Florida,
33607-1462, (Phone: 813-675-6538; contact Kelli Leonard) for the non-re-
fundable amount of $100.00.
A Bid Bond in the form as bound in the Contract Documents or Certified
Check in the amount of not less than five percent (5%) of the total amount
bid must accompany each Bid.
Successful Bidder will be required to execute and to provide a Payment
Bond and Performance Bond each in an Amount of not less than one hun-
dred percent (100%) of the total value of the Contract awarded to him with
a satisfactory surety or sureties for the full and faithful performance of the
work.
The Board of County Commissioners of Hendry County, in accordance with
Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. 2000d) and 49 CFR, Part
26, Participabon by Disadvantaged Business Enterprises in Department of
Transportation Programs, hereby notifies all bidders that it will affirmabvely
ensure that disadvantaged business enterprises are afforded full opportunity
to submit bids in response to this invitabon and will not be discriminated
against on the grounds of race, color, sex or national origin in consideration
for an award.
No bid may be withdrawn after closing time for the receipt of bids for a
period of ninety (90) days.
The Board of County Commissioners of Hendry County reserves the right to
waive any informalities or irregularities in or reject any or all bids and to
award or refrain from awarding a Contract for the work. Contractor selec-
tion and disqualification criteria are set forth in Hendry County Ordinance
No. 2001-08.
HENDRY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
Date: June 10, 2010 By: Janet Taylor, Chairwoman
356788 CB/CGS 6/10,17,24;7/1,8/10


IN THE CIRCUIT COURTOF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN
AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO. 26-2010-CA-000087
BENEFICIAL FLORIDA, INC.,
Plaintiff,
VS.
GLENN RHODES; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF GLENN RHODES; IF
LIVING, INCLUDING ANY UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID DE-
FENDANT(S), IF REMARRIED,
AND IF DECEASED, THE RE-
SPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS,
DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGN-
EES, CREDITORS, LIENORS,
AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER
PERSONS CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST
THE NAMED DEFENDANTSS;
CAPITAL ONE BANK (USA) NA-
TIONAL ASSOCIATION F/K/A/
CAPITAL ONE BANK; CACV OF
COLORADO, LLC; LVNV FUND-
ING, LLC, AS ASSIGNEE OF PRO-
VIDIAN FINANCIAL CORP.
WHETHER DISSOLVED Ol
PRESENTLY EXISITNG, TOGETH-
ER WITH ANY GRANTEES, AS-
SIGNESS, CREDITORS,
LIENORS, OR TRUSTEES OF
SAID DEFENANT(S) AND ALL
OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER, OR AGAINST
DEFENDANTSS; UNKNOWN
TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TEN-
ANT #2;
Defendant(s)
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that, pursu-
ant to a Final Summary Judgment of
Foreclosure entered in the above-
styled cause, in the Circuit Court of
Hendry County, Florida, I will sell the
property situate in Hendry County,
Flonda, descnbed as:
LOT 7 AND THE EAST 1/2 OF
LOT 8. IN BLOCK 438 OF THE
SUBDIVISION OF BLOCK 111,
IN THE CITY OF CLEWISTON
FLORIDA, ACCORDING TO THt
PLAT RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 3, PAGE 24, OF THE CUR-
RENT PUBLIC RECORDS OF
HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA.
at public sale, to the highest and
best bidder, for cash, Clerk of the
Circuit Court in the Hendry County
Courthouse (being the second floor
hallway of the Hendry County Courts
Building), LaBelle, FL 33935 at 11:00
AM, on July 28, 2010.
DATED this 23rd day of June, 2010.
Any person claiming an interest in
the surplus from the sale, if any,
other than the property owner as of
the date of the is pendens, must file
a claim within 60 days after the sale.
Witness, my hand and seal of this
court on the 23rd day of June, 2010.
CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
By: /S/ J. Bevis
Deputy Clerk
Law Offices of Daniel C. Consuegra
9204 King Palm Dnve
Tampa, FL 33619-1328
Attorneys for Plaintiff
In accordance with the Amencans
With Disabilities Act of 1990, persons
needing a special accommodabon to
participate in this proceeding should
contact the ASA Coordinator no later
than seven (7) days pnor to the pro-
ceeding. If heanng impaired, please
call (800) 955-8771 (TDD) or
(800) 955-8770 (voice), via Flonda
Relay Service.
358805 CN 07/8,15/10







PUBLIC NOTICE
NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: TIMS TOW-
ING & RECOVERY gves Notice of Fore-
closure of Lien and intent to sell these
vehicles on 07/23/2010, 10:00 am at 74
S. INDUSTRIAL LOOP, LABELLE, FL
33935, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of
the Florida Statutes. TIMS TOWING &
RECOVERY reserves the night to accept
or reject any and/or all bids.
2006 Toyota Motor Sales USA Inc.
JTKDE167360082370
359472 CN 7/8/10


Your next job could be
in today's classified.
Did you look for it?


Shop from a gift catalog
that's updated regulaly:
the classified.


It's never too late to find
the perfect gift. Look
for it in the classified.


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO.
262008CA000430XXXXXX
LASALLE BANK. N.A. AS TRUS-
TEE FOR THE MLMI TRUST SE-
RIES 2007-HE1,
Plaintiff
vs.
JOSE E. CERVANTES, et al.,
Defendants
RE-NOTICE OF SALE
PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant
to an Order or Summary Final Judg-
ment of foreclosure dated October 6,
2008 and an Order Resetting Sale
dated June 26, 2010, and entered in
Case No. 262008CA000430XXXXXX
of the Circuit Court of the Twentieth
Judicial Circuit in and for Hendry
County, Florida, wherein LaSalle
Bank, N.A. as Trustee for the MLMI
Trust Series 2007-HEl is Plaintiff and
JOSE E. CERVANTES; ANTONIA PE-
QUENO; UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 1;
UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 2; and ALL
UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING IN-
TERESTS BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST A NAMED DEFENDANT TO
THIS ACTION, OR HAVING OR
CLAIMING TO HAVE ANY RIGHT, TI-
TLE OR INTEREST IN THE PROPER-
TY HEREIN DESCRIBED, are
Defendants, I will sell to the highest
and best bidder for cash at on the
Second Floor in front of the Main
Clerk's Office at the Hendry County
Courthouse 25 East Hickpochee Ave-
nue, LaBelle, FL 33935 at Hendry
County, Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on
July 21, 2010, the following de-
scribed property as set forth in said
Order or Final Judgment, to-wit:
THE NORTH ONE-HALF OF THE
NORTHWEST ONE-QUARTER
OF THE NORTH ONE-HALF OF
BLOCK 39, LABELLE, AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1,
PAGE 47 PUBLIC RECORDS OF
LEE COUNTY, FLORIDA.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTER-
EST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE
SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE
PROPERTY OWNERS AS OF THE
DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST
FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AF-
TER THE SALE.
In accordance with the Americans
with Disabilities Act of 1990, persons
needing special accommodation to
participate in this proceeding should
contact the Clerk of the Court not
later than five business days prior to
the proceeding at the Hendry County
Courthouse. Telephone
941-675-5217 or 1-800-955-8770 via
Florida Relay Service.
DATED at LaBelle, Florida, on June
29, 2010.
BARBARA BUTLER
As Clerk, Circuit Court
By: J. Bevis
As Deputy Clerk
SMITH, HIATT& DIAZ, PA.
Attorneys for Plaintiff
PO Box 11438
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33339-1438
Telephone: (954)564-0071
359399 CN 7/8,15/10


Publc Ntic


I Pblc ot


Publc Ntic


I Public Notice


PubicNoic


I PulicNotce


[Pubic Ntic






Caloosa Belle July 8,2010


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
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 info call 863-675-3490

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 (11th 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


Serving LaBee Since 1966 863-675-0717
SNEW AND USED
SALES, SERVICE
z AND PARTS
BIt TECHNICIAN BOBBY WHITE
BEDDING

eog'tE W QUALITY USED
APPLIANCES AND REPAIRS
863-673-8944
835 S. Main St. LaBelle, FL
863-673-1737
All Major Se Habla EspaAol
Appliances Licensed & Insured #2006258472167
,t at N APPLIANCES AND RIEpA
We aim to please i


GET A REPAIR AND A PRAYER
QULIAITY RKFCONI)ITIONFI)ED APPI.IANCES
LOWEST PRICES IN ALL LOCAL AREA COUNTIES
137 S. INDUSTRIAL LOOP 863-612-5333







Your community directory
is a click away!


Labelle Dodge Chrysler Jeep Inc
Labelle Dodge Car Rentals
We Rent Cars At Competitive Prices
7 Days A Week.
Call: 863-675-2701
or 1-800-226-1193
WWW.PLATTNERAUTOMOTIVEGROUP.COM
- J. ~ r -I c M- II .


Parrish Family Chiropractic
Dr. Joshua Parrish, DC
367 W. Hickpoochee Ave. LaBelle FL 33935
Phone: (863) 675-0421
E-mail:
ParrishlFamilyChiropractic(u gmail.com
Website: www.drjoshparrish.com




C Ly CENTER.- MC
Labelle Dodge Chrysler Jeep Inc
Labelle Dodge Collision Center
All Makes & Models Repaired
We Accept All Insurance
"Free Estimates"
Labelle Dodge Collision Center
863-674-0248
VWW. PLATTNERAUTOMOTIVEGROUP.COM







If you think you can't afford to
advertise in these tough economic
times, think again. The fact is, you
can't afford NOT to advertise.
Studies show that maintaining or
increasing your advertising
expenditures during a recession
could increase your business both
during the recession and beyond.
Want to know more?
Mttl-Jlwww.nosamp.cM/lWhiyAve rtls





HOME REMODLEI & REPAIR
Kitchens, baths, room additions
pole barns, aluminum, concrete
No iob to small

Mobile Office 863-673-2518
Lie#R1B29003105 RIC 29027104


1st Cut $15
Landscaping Mulch PowrWashing S .'fff.
Mulch $35/Yd Del.& Inst. .....i'
(Ii l.l l b \c4(d & In~ld
Professional Maiintcnance'~ anagcment Services
(239) 344-7022
ww .swFI.awnService com


LAW SEVIC

Miler Lwn eric


CLUBHOUSE RENTAL
for weddings, parties, banquets
or any special events
For information call 863-675-3641
I IABLAMOS ESPANOL





a <^^' ~ --
280 north bridge street labelle, fl
located in the historic for6ey building
863-612-0423


TREE SERVICE

Tree Trimming i
& Removal
SStump Grinding
Shaping & Topping

863-675-0403
Licensed and Insured


jim smith F
Tree Trimming i
and Removal
Bob Cat Service
Stump Removal
239-368-7317


STree Trimming
S Removal and
Transplanting
-I 3- Com Ag Inc
""^^ 239-693-0305


CalI Dae o Bb a

86-7524 to learnhow


you ad ca go here


Inc.
FREE ESTIMATES
Residential & Commercial
Member of the BBB
Metal Roofs, Re-Roofs, Roof Repairs
Office (863) 675-7045
License #( I I .'-.'I'.


Caloosa Belle


July 8, 2010





July 8, 2010


Caloosa Belle


Pop culture and


family values

By Alison Birnbaum from
website theantidrug.com
A 15-year-old girl adds "very sexy" to her
Facebook profile and includes provocative
photos of herself and a friend in her bed-
room.
At a party, a 14-year-old boy takes pre-
scription pills from the family medicine cabi-
net and chugs a few beers. A partygoer re-
cords the action and resulting embarrassing
behavior and posts the video on YouTube.
His friends all link to the video from their
Facebook pages, encouraging even more
people to watch and spread the footage.
A 13-year-old girl hacks into a "friend's"
e-mail account and sends a mean-girl style
e-mail to her "friend's" acquaintances. The
victimized girl feels she has no way to fight
back.
It is normal for teens to experiment with
being a part of their culture and testing au-
thoritative boundaries. So what can parents
do to help shape their children's values and
encourage them to assert independence
from the collective pop culture? How can
they communicate values without lecturing,
harassing or infuriating their children?
1. Discuss values in your own life. Clarify
the values you live by, how you have cho-
sen those values and examples of how the
values have been in sync or out of sync with
the larger culture. Ask good questions; open
your ears. For example: "Do you think we
would have expected you to act differently
than that character on 'The Hills'?"
2. Make rules about media use in your
household. Use of Facebook, cell phones
and e-mail is a parenting decision. Parents
can tell their children that being online will
include a routine check to avert spying and
conflict. You can keep the computer in a
public space in the home. It is far easier to
supervise use when you are nearby.
3. Make rules about not using technology
to bully or harass others. Teens need rein-
forcement about what defines cruel and in-
jurious behavior.
4. Teach your teen to have healthy skepti-
cism. Help your child detach from the larger
culture enough to see its strengths and weak-
nesses. As parents, we want to encourage
our children to think more critically about
the world, to question ideas or actions.

PEACH OF A PRICE...
PEACH OF A MOBILE!
Well-loved and well-tend-
ed 2BR/2BA mobile
home in quiet neighbor-
I . ,
SI ,I ,, II ,11 a ,
i i ,l I, ,
doctors, restaurants.
$34,900


Il wk 863-6715-4500
Southern or visit our website at
Heritage www.soland.com
REAL ESTATE & INVESTMENTS
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: ..
S I i -...... ,I, ..II.. Walker


OUAL ranauwon. rencea, pasture, l & uwni nnunl n urrmia! 4-
oaks, pines and palmettos. Old AC, S. OF ARCADIA. Beautiful land.
mobile in oak hammock. Farabee Improved pasture, cabbage and oak
Rd (1 mile south of Desoto Co. hammock 12,195,000 MAY DIVIDE
line) off SR 31. $280,000 BRING OFFERS
* 133 ACRES, IMPROVED PAS- 2200 S.F. HOME on .9 AC in
TURE, S of LaBelle, $63840 Seller Double J Acres, $130,000.
financing with substantial down POSSIBLE SELER FINANCING
payment. Add'l 107 ac available; 145 ACRES WORKING
may divide. BRING OFFERS! ORANGE GROVE. Buy all or
* COMMERCIAL LOT on SR 29 part, lots of wildlife $5,000 PER
S. Great location for conven- ACRE. WILL DIVIDE
ience store, laundry, restaurant, ?550- .Ab gr. J'.
etc. REDUCED $89,500 ii, I. !Ii ftO
* RANCH: 40 ACRES with 3/2 CONVENIENCE STORE, beer
mobile home, large steel build- and wine license. Busy Cowboy
ing, barns, cow pens, Way Corner. $450,000. SELLER
guest/caretaker apt., $491,000. FINANCING
BRING OFFERS SELLER LEASEORSELL3000S.F. com-
FINANCING mercial /industrial building, for-
* CHARMING DBL WIDE mobile mer drive-thru store, corner of
on SR 80W Commercial potential. SR29 and S. Industrial Loop.
$79,500. $499,000.
* 76+ ACRES South of LaBelle, 14 ACRES, 1-75 AND
may divide, 85,500 PERACRE BAYSHORE, N. FT. MYERS, busy
SBRING OFFERS! 4.41AC WITH intersection, near river.
mobile home, Double J Acres, $2,500,000.
$90,000. POSSIBLE SELLER 320 ACRES, MUSE, paved
FINANCING road. Beautiful property with
* 5 ac on Sunset Trail $69,500. creek. $9,800 PERACRE. Owner
SELLER FINANCING will consider split into 2 parcels





COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL home w/pool on Oxbow
$89,900 1/2 Acre w/dock on double lot.
Commercial Lot on Davis St. $495,000 2 Homes for the
$199,000 Vacant 2 ac. on SR price of 1 on 2.5 ac. w/boat
80, just west of town docks. Circular drive w/water
feature adorns the entrance.
REDUCED $199,900- ac on Too many upgrades to list!
location w blder bldg n Additional guest house.
$200,000 SR 80 Corner 2 499,000 I ,.I Point 1 Ac
Deep ,1 Protected
Ac, B- w/billboard income. Deep Lg Dock t
REDUCED $299,000 Short $550,000 Spectacular 7 Ac
S a le : i c i i. . r 8 0 0 0
Sq.aF .. I il l .... 0A Pasture w/Oaks, 500 Ft on the
Sq. F +Ac A River. Great investment,
$329,000 4.5Ac, 2400 Steel future land use 3 units per ac.
Bldg Industrial, Possible LOs & LAND
Lease Option.
$550,000 Cowbo 5 Ac $3,800 Port LaBelle Lots,
+/ Industrial. i split, Seller financing
Cleared & Filled Seller $4,900 Moore Haven Yacht
Financing. Water/sewer nearby Club lot
WATERFRONT $8,900 Mobile home lots,
$49,000 3/2 MH in River south of town
Oaks/Ortona, waterfront! $39,900 2.2 Ac Rural
$139,900 Over 1 ac. on the Residential Fenced
river, Ft. Denaud Rd. $65,000 4.2 ac. on
$192,500 Ft. Denaud 1 Ac. Fernwood Great buy Well
septic & pad in place.
$395,000 High Elevation $495,000 Development
with long views, 5 Ac. Potential Platted lots on 16+/
$389,000- 3/2 Super CBS river Ac.










FREE MLS ACCESS LINK: WWW.BELLEREALTY.COM
Terri Banky Lie. Real Estate Broker
Associates: Shary Weckwerth,
Lisa Andrews, Sandra Alexander
and Roxie Cisneros


LABELLE AREA


$165,000 2/2 on 1 $159,900 3/2 Unique $45,000 Beautiful lot
acre/ fruit trees +3 Fisherman's Paradise in Caloosa Estates.
car detached on protected harbor, Perfect for families
garage. Great river access, huge or retirees with walk-
neighborhood oaks, fenced, gated ing and biking

PAUL ROSER
REALTORS
863-675-0898 OFC
PERSONAL ATTENTION
WORLDWIDE INTERNET MARKET-
ING AT WWW.PAULROSER.COM
NIKKI YEAGER, Broker Assoc. PAUL ROSER, Broker
Nikki@NikkiYeagerRoser.com Paul@PaulRoser.com
239/564-2005 cell 239/564-2002 cell


RNl sew


Horizons
Real Estate Corp.


* Corporate owned! 3/2 Florida Cracker
style home. Located a few miles from
Clewiston on 1.16+/- acres. $85,000.

HOMES
* Riverfront Immaculate 3/2 waterway
estate on 1.14+/- acres outside of LaBelle.
Hom eis 2,425 sq.ft. i I ... i 11, .I
spacious kitchen, pantry, screened pool and
a 1,944 sq. ft. workshop with office, bath
and a generator compressor room.
$795,000.
* Horse lovers welcome! 4/2.5 on 3.24+/-
i ,II il I .11. I ,,'.1,. 11. ' .1: l Ii b ,
ing area, 2 car garage, wrap around porch
and more. $335,000.
* Corporate owned! 2004 CBS home on
4.98+/- acres lcU ffgt of LaBelle.
Ceramic tile, CONTRAf Ts rooms &
much more. $189,900.
S ' I I I -.' I.Shom e
lopiic w.I ( 10 shop-

* Corporate owned! 3/2 CBS pod
home or0 qOllj in Lehigh
Acres. I .,T spacious
kitchen, den/office and lots more.
$92,900.
* Corporate owned! 3/2 Florida Cracker
style home. Located a few miles from
Clewiston on 1.16+/- acres. $85,000.
* Corporate owned! 4/2 CBS home
on .50+/- of adrJUBERith over
3,400+/- sq. ft. lONTfJR Tn 2 car
garage. Needs a little TLC $69,000.
* Corporate owned! 3/2 CBS on corner lot.
Features fenced yard, ceramic tile, spacious
living room and much more. $59,900.
* Corporate ownUlo glRted in LaBelle.
Split floor dllNTR T bedrooms,


580 S. Main St. LaBelle, Fl.
863 675-1973
Ifyou are thinking oftnting or selling, give us a call!
Check us out onfine at
www.newhorizons-re.com
e-mail: greg(&newhorizons-re.com Ali New Vitural Tours!
Greg Miners Lic R.E. Broker Associates Art Fry, Deha Miners,
Hugo Vargas & Neal Livingston Se Habla Espanol


den/familyroon. $59,900.
* Corpo '. hr', I .I,1.I Acres
located oil I l1 h, -. with
over 1m5n "A '+ F T S -.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
* Ready to move in condition. 3/1 CBS
home located in LaBelle city limits.
$53,000.
* Corporate owned! 3/2 2005 CBS home
close to schoSOG l tg. Located in
Lehight Acres. $52,500.
* Corporate ox IJ '"+ .I.1
ft. I ...1 iu. ,9 ... .I ,
cious rooms, CONTRACT i ,,,
LaBelle. $46,900.
* Corporate owned! 2/2.5 located on cor-
ner lot in Lehigh Acres. $39,900.
* Corporate owned! 3/2 on one acre in
Muse. What a deal! $33,900.
" .I. . .... ... .. ..1
of ,,,. II, .
* Great investment potential! 1BR/1B
home on a corner lot. Homes needs some
work... but is priced to sell. $17,000.
MOBILE HOMES
* Need more I ...1. room? 2,152 sq ft of
luxurious living, Ih. 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 I1.In 1.1. I.
master suite, lots, lots of more. $154,900.
* Country living at its best! 3/2 on 2.30+/-
acres outside city of LaBelle. Over spacious
kitchen &mastr bath. New carpet through
out home. $149,900.
* 3/2 manufactured home on 4+/- acres in


Muse. Partially cleared and fenced.
$145,000.
* 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
o n ( ., .,1 1 .i I , hl .11 1 1 .
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.
$40,000.
* Affordable starter. 3/1.5 on corner lot in
Moore Haven. $50,000.
Call about our vacant land!
LOTS
* 2.72+/- partially fenced acreage in Muse.
$75,000.
* .29 +/- acre in Belmont S/D. Priced to sell
at only $42,000. Possible seller financ-
ing.
* 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!
COMMERCIAL
* 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.
* Corner lot w/2 buildings and fenced.
$120,000.
* 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.
$249,900.





16 Caloosa Belle July 8, 2010


Green
Continued From Page 1

For instance, Hendry County EDC has ap-
plied for a USDA grant to set up small busi-
ness incubators in LaBelle and Clewiston,
called "Enterprise Hendry."
The LaBelle version will be created by
dividing the old garage at the EDC office into
three or four small cubicles for start-up busi-
nesses. They could share the EDC board
room and equipment like the copier scan-
ner and fax machine, as well as a shared ad-
ministrative assistant. An eligible new busi-
ness may stay for up to a year then move
out when they can sustain themselves.
It would only work for certain types of
businesses, Roger realizes, but says we have
to start somewhere.
The EDC is also partnering with Goodwill
Industries' new MicroEnterprise Program.
New business owners are able to learn
about how to create a successful business
and, upon completion, then be paired with
small business loan sources.
In addition, the Small Business Devel-
opment Center offers classes at a very low
cost, which may be subsidized by the EDC,
for prospective business owners.
The idea of an incubator is to provide the
time and resources for small businesses to
get their feet under them before they have
to stand on their own. Once the incubator
is set up in LaBelle, Roger said the EDC will
then work getting one in Clewiston.
Everybody thinks about attracting the big
companies, Roger said, but he believes in
pulling in mid-sized companies as well and
wants to help people already invested in this
county grow their businesses. It's not an ei-
ther-or, large or small business situation, he
stresses, adding that an enterprise-friendly
community is best for the community.
He also believes that agriculture is a
good foundation for growing businesses
and wants to embrace our agricultural his-
tory to help diversify our economic base.
"When we talk about innovation and
entrepreneurship, farmers are some of the
best at both. If there is an opportunity for
the agricultural community to introduce im-
provements and inventions, we want to be
able to assist them with getting those ideas
and items to market," Roger said.

Keep Hendry Green
The EDC is implementing a countywide
initiative. "We're all in this together," Roger
points out. He adds that keeping the money
local is good for everyone. In fact, each dol-
lar spent in the community is turned over
roughly five times. By buying in Hendry
County we all support local business, local
jobs and keep our taxes here rather than
disbursing them to other counties.

Outlook
Even with the economy slowing, things
are happening.
At Airglades a lease option has been
signed with a company for a potential multi-
million dollar project. Economic develop-
ment projects like this one are extremely
sensitive, Roger said, and require a very
delicate touch.
If a large company is exploring reloca-


tion, there are many pitfalls when it comes
to confidentiality. The prospective company
needs to keep details, often including its
identity, very quiet or risk the deal falling
through. Remember, if a company is con-
sidering relocation to Hendry County, they
are leaving somewhere else, and that com-
munity would likely do everything it could
to stop the move.
Also, if it becomes known that a large
company is interested in Hendry-Glades,
then a community with more resources
could step up with a sweeter deal. Being
secretive in these situations is simply pro-
tecting the county's interests in positive
growth.
The Airglades project could break ground
as early as this fall if everything goes right. It
could provide residents with good paying
jobs and use/improve existing infrastructure
and resources.
If this project is successful, it would also
attract ancillary businesses that increase the
investment in the county five-fold.
As a small county, Hendry has limited
incentives to offer. However, these can be
extremely important to an industry that is
the right fit. Hendry can offer tax incentives
based on job creation and most of the coun-
ty qualifies as an Enterprise Zone, opening
the door to even more incentives.
Another plus for the county is that Hen-
dry has cheap land compared to many other
counties. Airglades is the most likely place
for large industrial type businesses in Hen-
dry, but it has deed restrictions and the land
cannot be given away as in some counties.
It must be leased at fair market value.
The only government-owned land in
an industrial park within the county is the
Clewiston Commerce Park. Upon city com-
mission approval, with a large investment
and job creation, the commission would be
willing to discuss land incentives with pros-
pects.
Other drawing cards for Hendry include
accessibility, location and workforce.
Roger said about eight other projects are
in the works. Interest in Hendry County is
high. The fact that people are looking bodes
well for improvement in the economy, Rog-
er believes.
After just five months on the job, Roger
said he sees more activity than he expected
there would be for about a year into his em-
ployment here. Don't discount anybody, is
Roger's philosophy. Responding to every
inquiry is important.
Roger also feels that perhaps the eco-
nomic slow down is a blessing in disguise.
Grow too fast too soon, he said, and we
could lose who we are. He points out that,
once "on the road" like the Germany trip, he
is just a salesman for the county. Economic
development a strategy for growth, and a
tremendous amount of preparation goes
into having an area we want to sell. He said
he is learning about the area through total
immersion from "those who know."
He said the annual farm tour gave him
a very good feel for the county. "We have a
treasure in Gene McAvoy and his staff. Hav-
ing come from an Extension background,
I can tell you we are lucky to have Gene,"
Roger comments.
"It's not just about bringing big com-
panies here," Roger said. He is concerned
about increasing local exports and making
connections with other people and commu-
nities that can help Hendry grow.


Caloosa Belle/Patty Brant
Top left: Nikolas Rosas, age three, and
Destiny Vientos, four, share a light as
they enjoy the time-honored tradition
of sparklers on Fourth of July.

Top right: Eleven-year-old Cora Mc-
Clain takes a thrilling ride down the
slide at the chamber's Fourth of July
celebration Sunday.

Left: Kenny Martinson, with the Carl-
son Memorial United Methodist Church
Youth Group, picks out Yankee Doodle
on his guitar. An LHS graduate, Kenny
will be a senior next year at Florida
International University where he is
studying computers and electronic en-
gineering.


fi W a $25
'. Gift Certificate to
Forrey's Grill
i I i i I ...i Ii. r rk and the Caloosa Belle, announces a
I. ....... ... .. I ii i community sports photograph posted
.i.. ," i ... .'. i.. I.-ite To visit the LaBelle Sports Network
,,i, .... 11. | ....n, click on the LaBelle homepage, then
i1i,, ., ii. I n .i, ii ,i ,er right. Photos must be posted on the
*I,. . July 31st .... .1" be judged by the editorial team of the
S.... I ii. .... i ..... unity Sports Desk. Winner and winning
il,,, i 1 II 1, i In, i. aper. Interested teams and leagues can
_... ,il. 11I .. iI.. I -. ., r contact Renee Hawley by e-mail at
rhawley@communilysportsdesk.com or by phone at 888-853-
7904 Il, a dIIIuI IaIuaIIt or to get started.




University of Florida Home Page
© 2004 - 2010 University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries.
All rights reserved.

Acceptable Use, Copyright, and Disclaimer Statement
Last updated October 10, 2010 - - mvs