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Creator: Caloosa Belle
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Place of Publication: LaBelle, Fla
Publication Date: July 22, 2010
Copyright Date: 2010
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Thursday, July 22, 2010


Vol. 88 No. 29


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At a Glance


Chamber news
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of Commerce has new summer
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Bridge
by Patty Brant
Caloosa Belle
With the LaBelle Bridg
since July 5, life has chang
out-of-towners alike. As ex
has drawn complaints.
Getting across the river
challenge on a daily basis
who just want to get to woi
work requires them to cros


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Memorial coming together
LaBelle's Veterans Memorial arch got some finishing touch-
es just in time for the Third Annual Fallen Heroes Benefit
honoring LaBelle servicemen Staff Sgt. Chris Strickland,
killed June 2008 in Afghanistan, and CWO Robert Hammett,
killed in Iraq also in June 2008. A color guard ceremony
will be held at the memorial Saturday, July 24, at 9 a.m., fol-
lowed by a pork dinner and entertainment at American Le-
gion Post 130. Proceeds will help to complete the memorial.
All material and labor for the archway at Veterans Memorial
Park was donated by Michael Cox of MC Ventures here in
LaBelle.


affects life and travel
es a day. Vandals have been responsible for some
bridge has been in use for about 50 sign destruction, according to Florida Depart-
/lost people realize that such a substan- ment of Transportation spokesperson Debbie
mechanism requires extensive mainte- Tower. A detour sign just north of the bridge, at
o keep it operating and safe. No new the intersection of SR 29 and CR 78, has spent
is anticipated for at least 20 years. a fair amount of time in the ditch. Unsure
e from the extra drive time and expense, whether this has been due to weather condi-
omplaints have been about signage. tions or vandals, Ms. Tower said workers have
complaints center around not enough moved the sign and added more sandbags to
. Out-of-towners especially have been
ed about the detour. See Bridge Page 2


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Variable Message Signs in the vicinity of Fort Denaud could
be misinterpreted by truckers.


Bike event, market ideas

may boost economy


by Patty Brant
Caloosa Belle
Bikers are everywhere. They
come from all walks of life and
economic levels, education and
career backgrounds. They just
love the road.
And bikers are big business,
with major bike events all over
bringing in much needed income
- especially these days.
American Legion Post 130 Le-
gion Riders are cooking up a spe-
cial one-day bike event for LaBelle


and the city is looking favorably at
the proposal, hoping it will give
the town's businesses a shot in
the arm.
American Legion Post 130 Le-
gion Riders Director Ray Levan-
thal explained that the organiza-
tion's plan is a work in progress,
but it would be similar to this past
year's mini-event at the Swamp
Cabbage Festival. They want to
make LaBelle's event distinctive -
and hopefully annual.
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Ideas
Continued From Page 1

This year's SCF bike event was a good
fit in the Lee St. neighborhood. The mayor
said the Legion Riders proved themselves to
him with that event.
The event goal is to complete the new
Veterans Memorial Park across from the
Courthouse. Veteran's groups are still
$25,000 short on the project. They have
sold a little over 100 memorial bricks at this
point. Several will be placed at the memorial
during a special Hometown Hero ceremony
Saturday, July 24. Several special raffles and
a silent auction will part of the day as well. A
number of nice donations have also helped
get the park to its current point. Still lacking
is the center point a granite monument en-
graved with figures representing all branch-
es of the military.
The Legion Riders are making plans to
accommodate vendors at the bike event.


Access will be along Lee Street.
For the city the major issue in such proj-
ects has always been the sale of alcohol.
However, Mayor Paul Puletti said he was
impressed with the "tone and tenor" of
the SCF event, and so was inclined to give
this event a chance. He is hopeful that such
an event can help LaBelle's economy by
bringing in money from the outside. Com-
missioner Dave Lyons also supported the
project, but feels local businesses need to
be protected. From the audience, resident
Candy Alvarez said the Sanford Bike Festival
has a positive affect on local businesses as
well as those just in town for the event.
Those speaking for the event said other
cities with similar events have experienced
a surge in sales for local businesses as well.
One in Sebring brings in 4,000-5,000 bik-
ers, organizers said, and there are very few
problems. The Fort Myers event draws over
4,000; and some 1,5000 were at SCF.
City Planner Shellie Johnson told the
commission that special events like the Hen-
dry County Economic Development Council
and Chamber of Commerce LaBelle's Night


Bridge
Continued From Page 1


make it more stable. Some signs have been
knocked over or spray painted, she said.
A Variable Message Board (VMB) at
Fort Denaud Bridge may be misinterpreted
by some truckers. Although the sign reads
"Trucks over 5 tons use detour SR 29N," it is
intended that large heavy truck use the de-
tour for SR 29, not use SR 29. Ms. Tower also
said DOT is looking into some signage on
CR 720 in Muse for traffic headed east.
Of course, some folks not familiar with
the area just get lost in trying to find the Fort
Denaud Bridge.
The LaBelle Chamber of Commerce Ex-
ecutive Secretary Sara Townsend said she
has received a number of complaints about
a lack of signage.
However, she feels often its just that
people are not paying attention. One Naples
motorist just simply did not see the detour
signs on SR 29S, she said.
All the traffic and road noise is also trying
for residents used to a pretty quiet neighbor-
hood. Greg Miners said the traffic disturbs
his son's sleep at night and wakes him up
early in the morning. It also makes pulling
out of your driveway a challenge, he added.
The sheriff's office conducted a survey
of traffic on the 2600 Block of Fort Denaud
Road. A radar unit mounted on a pole has
provided an overview of traffic going over
the old swing bridge.
On Saturday, July 10, 5,442 vehicles
passed through the Fort Denaud Road area
in a 24-hour period.
Chief Deputy Kevin Nelson said the mini-
mum speed of vehicles was 11 mph, the
maximum 73 mph. The speed limit through


there is 35 mph. The average speed was
38.8 mph; the 50th percentile was 39 mph;
and the 85th percentile was 44 mph.
Figures for the days leading up to July 10
are very similar. However, on July 7, there
were just 2,562 vehicles traveling that road.
Minimum speed was 11 mph; maximum 67
mph and average speed 38.9 mph. The 50th
percentile was 39 mph and the 85th percen-
tile 44 mph.
Ms. Tower said DOT is willing to listen to
complaints or issues. She said no boat traf-
fic has been affected by the closing at this
time.
About midway through the closure, she
said work is going well on track for comple-
tion August 8 and that the public's patience
is appreciated.

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Out last March may be permitted to serve
alcohol and that a review of the proposal
must be developed that includes fire access
and public safety. Forrey's served wine and
beer at its booth under its restaurant license.
The board agreed that beer sales and con-
sumption needs to be contained, possibly at
the beer tent or on the tennis courts.
Mayor Puletti summed it up this way:
"It could be really nice or a real mess. We
won't know until we do it."
Mr. Leventhal said the sheriff's office is
"on board" with the plan and explained that
beer may be a draw but the safety of the
town is what's important.
Commissioner Lyons said he likes the
concept, but that there may be too many
bikers for the town to handle and local busi-
nesses could lose sales to outsiders.
Mayor Puletti said the city needs to take


a step forward and see what happens, add-
ing, "It's a good economic move."
The commission tentatively approved
Bike Night for Oct. 9

Farmers Market
Mayor Puletti also announced that he
is working on initiating a Farmers Market
type event for October and November as a
way to introduce additional income into the
city. He proposes that the city rope off Fort
Thompson Ave., like was done for LaBelle's
Night Out, and local people be allowed to
set up booths selling produce and similar
items. All items would have to be certified
Florida or local products to be sold there.
Products could include things like home-
made jellies and jams, but it would not be a
flea market event.


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Caloosa Belle


July 22, 2010




July 22, 2010 Caloosa Belle 3


Deputy resigns

by Patty Brant
Caloosa Belle
Former Hendry County Deputy Timothy
Niedert has resigned from the sheriff's office
after being arrested in Lee County for a DUI
on July 7. It was his second. His first was in
the early'90s.
He had worked for Hendry County for six
years. Coming on as a certified corrections
officer and eventually becoming a road pa-
trol officer.
HCSO policy dictates that any officer ar-
rested or even receiving a citation is required


Arrests


Submitted photo

It's a bird, it's a plane ..
i This 40' semi trailer seized in a growhouse operation
S in 2006 and used by Sheriff Ronnie Lee for evidence
storage has been removed from the compound adja-
cent to the sheriff's office. Over 40 cases of evidence,
primarily drug related, had been housed in the trailer.
They included marijuana and items seized during cases
some four or five years ago. These cases were already
disposed of in court and required complete inventory,
recording, weighing and court ordered destruction. For
the past year and a half Sheriff Whidden's staff has been
sorting the evidence in the trailer and closing any cases
involved with the items. A judicial destruction order al-
lowed the evidence to be weighed and then destroyed
at the Lee County incinerator on July 16. The trailer has
been moved to the Sheriff's Gun Range in Pioneer where
it will be used for typical non drug related storage.

fl I would like to thank the people of LaBelle for the oppor-
Sa ft1e r a r e t tunity you have given me to represent you as your District 3
School Board Member As you know we are going through a
very trying economical time in our country and even worse
to notify the sheriff by memo of the situa- in our area with the unemployment rate among the highest
tion. in the nation. Please rest assured that although we arefeel-
In a criminal case like DUI, which is a ing that with budget cut after budget cut com-
In a criminal casehool district, we have a
misdemeanor, the officer is placed on ad- instructional and non-
ministrative leave pending the outcome of instructional employees here in Hendr
the case as well as an internal investigation, their best to continue to educate, train andprepare our stu-
dents to be and do whatever God has for their futures We
"He was a good deputy who made a big also have a School Board dedicated to work as hard as
mistake," Chief Deputy Kevin Nelson said, needed to help us get through these times and into a bright
adding that it was a shame. Had he not re- future
signed, the chief deputy said he would have Again Ithank you and promise to serve you, if God
been dealt with severely. Fired, in fact, ac- allows, for another 4 years with honesty dedication and
cording to policy. "Deputies must be held to commitment to, great community
a higher standard," he commented. May God a' i r lan ools in Hendry County
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Tremayne Omar Johnson, 21, was ar-
rested July 14 and charged with aggravated
battery offender knew/should have know
the victim was pregnant. Sgt. Olvera was ar-
resting officer.
Clewiston
Shaveeta Cooksey, 23, was arrested July
18 and charged with aggravated battery
cause bodily harm or disability. Deputy Rich-
ardson was arresting officer.
Latosha Latisha Spaulding, 28, was ar-
rested July 18 and charged with aggravated
battery cause bodily harm or disability. Dep-
uty Richardson was arresting officer.
Timothy Blyth, 17, was arrested July 18
and charged with aggravated battery cause
bodily harm or disability. B. Van Fleet was
arresting officer.


Sim Putmon, 21, was arrested July 14 and
charged with domestic battery by strangula-
tion and burglary with assault or battery.
CPD Officer M. Thomas was arresting offi-
cer.
Rhafiki M. Odom, 15, was arrested July
14 and charged with simple assault, battery
on an officer, firefighter, EMT, etc. and resist-
ing arrest/obstruction without violence. D.
Bolt was arresting officer.
Miguel Soto Najera, 46, was arrested July
13 and charged with aggravated battery with
a deadly weapon. L. Richardson was arrest-
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Odexter Freeman Jr., 31, was arrested
July 14 and charged with cocaine sell with-
in 1,000 feet of a place of worship, business
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Caloosa Belle


July 22, 2010


Ten things God won't ask on that very special day
By Les Morgan, pastor helped to clothe, you lived, He'll ask how you treated your your character.
Caloosa Baptist Church, LaBelle 4. God won't ask what your highest sal- neighbors. After all, Jesus 9. God won't ask why it took you so long
1. God won't ask what kind of car you ary was. There is a very good reason that said to love your neighbor to seek Salvation. He will address the issue
v. HGod won' ask what knd of car you He'll ask if you compromised your character as yourself is the second of whether you received the offer of His Son
drove. However, He may ask how many to obtain it. greatest commandment of he Lord Jesus Christ, or if vou arrogantly
people you drove ho didn't have transport 5. God won't ask what your job title was. them all. The first is to love dipped Him off while making light of His ul
ttion. He'll ask if you performed your job to the the Lord your God with all tiate saifie
2. God won't ask the square footage of best of your ability, your heart, mind soul, and timate sacrifGce.
your house. He will be more interested in 6. God won't ask how many friends you strength. p 10 God won't have to ask how many
askingyouhow manypeopleyouwelcomed had. He will not be afraid to ask you how 8. God won't ask about people with whom you shared Christ. He
into your home. many DeoDle vou were a friend to. desDite the color of your skin. Ev- I will already know that.


3. God won't ask about the clothes you
had in your closet, dresser or storage area.
Chances are good He'll ask how many you


their economic status, social standing and
ability to promote, enhance or elevate you.
7. God won't ask in what neighborhood


eryone is aware of that just Morgan
by a cursory look at you.
However, He will ask about the content of


Dr. Les Morgan is pastor of Caloosa
Baptist Church located in LaBelle on High
way 80.


Dengue Fever It's near us!


By Pat Dobbins
You've probably heard stories in the
news lately about Den-
gue fever. It has re-en-
tered the United States
after an absence of 65
years. There have been
reported cases in Key
West and now a suspect-
ed case is being investi-
gated in Miami-Dade.
This potentially seri- Patricia
ous, mosquito-borne Dobbins
illness had once disap-
peared from the United States. Locally
transmitted cases haven't been reported in
Florida since the 1930s. Any cases in Flor-
ida since then have been found in people
who traveled outside the United States, but
more recently, the new cases have been
found in people who haven't left our bor-
ders. The Florida Department of Health
says that in 2009 there were 27 confirmed
cases of dengue fever in Key West. Then
in May 2010, dengue fever reappeared in
Key West and so far there are 16 confirmed
cases.
The disease causes symptoms similar to
the flu, including a sudden fever with head-
ache, joint and muscle pain, severe pain
behind the eyes, and skin rashes. Nausea
and diarrhea can also occur.
According to Pat Dobbins, Adminis-
trator for the Hendry and Glades County
Health Departments, dengue fever is not
spread from person to person and is sel-
dom fatal except to the very young and the


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elderly who may have other health condi-
tions. Additionally, Pat warns people to
avoid mosquitoes by wearing protective
clothing, use insect repellent and use the 5
D's for protection..
Dusk and Dawn Avoid being out-
doors just before the sun comes up and
just before the sun goes down.
Dress -Try to wear light clothing that
covers most of your skin.
DEET -Use insect repellents con-
taining DEET, but talk to your healthcare
provider before you use this product on
children.
Drainage -Check around your home.
Get rid of any standing water such as old
tires, buckets, etc, where mosquitoes can
lay their eggs. Empty and refill bird baths,
pet water dishes, etc. on a weekly basis,
because most mosquitoes only need a
week to breed!
There is no specific medication for den-
gue but the CDC says people who think
they may have dengue should consult their
healthcare provider, use pain relievers with
acetaminophen and avoid pain relievers
which contain ibuprofen, naproxen or
aspirin. They should rest, drink plenty of
fluids and avoid mosquito bites to prevent
spread of the disease.
Outbreaks occur primarily in areas
where certain types of mosquitoes live.
This includes most tropical urban areas of
the world. Dengue viruses may be intro-
duced into areas by travelers who become
infected while visiting other areas of the
tropics where dengue commonly exists.


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Letter to the Editor


I Believe
One of my dad's well-worn expressions
was "There are two things in life you can't
avoid. Death and taxes." I may not have be-
lieved and appreciated the truth in this state-
ment then, but I certainly do now. Two other
truisms form a major portion of my life's
philosophy and they have almost exclusively
guided me to this point in my life. One is my
belief that a birth certificate shows that we
were born, and a death certificate shows that
we have died, With all the other documents,
declarations, narrations and communica-
tions I have perused, these two dominate as
the foundation of my existence, and serve as
a reminder of the tenuous stay on earth.
I believe that just because two people
disagree, it doesn't mean they can't respect
each other, and just because they do agree
doesn't necessarily mean they do respect
each other. Believing that if we understand
that people can change, it is not necessarily
so that we have to change to continue the
relationship. I believe that no matter how
good a relationship might be, there are go-
ing to be disagreements that we must work
through. I believe that a true relationship
continues to flourish and grow, even over
extended exposure and time. The same
goes for true love.
I believe that you can do something in a
knee-jerk reaction minute that you can live
to regret the rest of your life. I am convinced
that it has taken me my entire life to con-
tinue to be the person I have always wanted
to be. In support of that, I believe you can
keep going a lot longer than you thought


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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.


you could. The responsibility for our actions
must always take precedent over how we
feel. I believe that we must control our at-
titudes or they will control us. Heroes to me
are the people who do whatever has to be
done, when it needs to be done, regardless
of the consequences. I believe that a truly
best friend and I can do anything or nothing
and still have a good time. Strangely enough,
sometimes the people who we expect to
kick us when we're down, are the first ones
there to help us back up.
Anger is a right, sometimes, but it never
gives me the right to be cruel.
I believe that maturity is the result of
your experiences. What you've learned
from them, rather than how many birthdays
you've had. It isn't always enough to be
forgiven by others, sometimes you have to
learn how to forgive yourself. No matter how
bad your heart is broken, I have learned the
world does not stop for our griefs. I believe
that when you think you have no more to
give, when the family or a friend cries out,
you find the strength to help. Too often the
people you care most about are taken away
too soon. The happiest of people don't nec-
essarily have the most of everything, they
make the most of what they have.
With all of these beliefs, on a serious,
without precedent, review of what's hap-
pening in our nation today, I leave you with
this bedrock observation belief. "That our
lives can and are being changed, in a matter
of hours, by people who don't even know
us, or care about us!"
T.W. "Bill" Neville
LaBelle


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July 22, 2010


Caloosa Belle


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By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
The Clewiston News
CenterState Bank found out it had ac-
quired Olde Cypress Bank and its branches
just two days before its president and a
room full of FDIC representatives came
down to Clewiston and delivered the news
to employees.
What had occurred is simple: Olde Cy-
press was taken over by the federal gov-
ernment, more specifically by the Federal
Deposit Insurance Corporation's Office of
Thrift Supervision, and was just as quickly
transferred over to CenterState.
In an event that is happening more and
more around the country, the bank had
failed, and here was another coming in to
assume all of that former company's assets
and liabilities.
At 6 p.m. last Friday, the change was of-
ficial, and CenterState representatives met
with their new employees, assuring them
they would all keep their jobs, and explain-
ing the transition. The next day, employees
answered calls with: "Good afternoon Olde
Cypress Bank, a division of CenterState Bank,
how may I help you?"

CenterState
CenterState bank is based in Winter Ha-
ven and has locations in Leesburg, Lake
Wales, Okeechobee, and now Clewiston.
John Corbett, its president and CEO, de-
scribes the company as a "small town com-
munity bank."
"You won't find us in downtown Miami,
or Orlando, or Jacksonville," he said.
As far as the company's plans to expand
to Clewiston, Mr. Williams said it just made
sense and follows the company's mission
in catering to those smaller communities
around the state.
Additionally, the company recently
brought in John Williams, who will be head-
ing the Olde Cypress locations in Hendry
County from Okeechobee.
Addressing questions of whether de-
positors doing business with Olde Cypress
should be concerned about the acquisition,


Mr. Corbett and Mr. Williams both pointed
to CenterState's five-star superior rating by
Bauer Financial as proof that the new ven-
ture will not fail any time soon.
"We're a very strong bank financially,"
said Mr. Corbett. "Not a single deposit will
lose a penny. I think people understand this
now."
This is not the bank's first acquisition of
a failed bank. According to the CEO, Center-
State acquired the Ocala National Bank in
January of 2009, as well.

How locals will be affected
According to Mr. Corbett, there was very
little activity on Saturday once word got out
that Olde Cypress had been acquired by an-
other bank. People were not rushing to pull
their accounts from the bank.
The transition from one bank to the other
should be a seamless one for both custom-
ers and employees, the leadership team as-
sured. No employee lost his or her job as a
result of the change, and though there may
be some structural changes made later -- Mr.
Williams said he will focus on those possi-
bilities at a later point customers will con-
tinue banking the way they have been.
"It's a lot simpler than people realize.
They'll keep writing checks, using their deb-
it cards like they do, everything stays status
quo," said Mr. Corbett.
No changes will be made until October
1, promised Mr. Williams. That is when he
expects CenterState to begin implementing
changes once it has had a chance to prop-
erly review the company's operations.
"I don't have any idea how many people
we'll have October 1," Mr. Williams said.
The CEO could not say when or if the
Olde Cypress name will be changed, and
said that the focus now was on continuing
operations. He said CenterState didn't have
the luxury of time in planning a careful ac-
quisition and did in two or three days what
would normally take months.
CenterState had bid on the prospect along
with other banks, after the FDIC issued the
prospect, but did not hear back on the bid
until a few days before the acquisition was
to be done.
According to Mr. Williams, early reserva-
tions on the part of employees were eased
after the announcement.
"They've been under a lot of stress the


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last several months," said Mr. Williams of
the employees. "As hard as it is to have your
bank fail, now that it has, we can say," we
are a five-star bank.
Mr. Williams is looking forward to Cen-
terState delving more into broad-based
commercial banking, offering more incen-
tives to local businesses to come on board
as clients.
"I think the response has been great,"
said Mr. Williams.
Mr. Corbett agreed.
"Now they have the confidence that
they're customers of one of the strongest
banks in Florida."






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2 Ridcard and Roberta

50TH ANNIVERSARY
Richard and Roberta Reynolds were
married at College Park United
Methodist Church on June 18, 1960 in
College Park, Maryland.
They were surprised with a party of
approximately 120 family and friends at
Flora and Ella's on June 18, 2010. Family
came in from Wisconsin, Maine, Virginia,
Maryland, Oklahoma, Texas and Florida.
The next day on the 19th about half that
number gathered at Wiggins Pass for a
beach picnic. Their children Victoria,
Christina and Richard have been work-
ing on this surprise for over a year and
were very surprised that the secret was
kept from their parents until the evening
of the party.
Richard and Roberts would like to
thank everyone, family and friends, for
their well wishes, cards and gifts. "It will
be a moment in time we will never for-
get."


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Helpful hands
Eleven-year-old Anthony Saitta of Pembroke Pines used some of his vaca-
tion time very generously last week. Spending a week with his grandparents
in LaBelle, Joshua and Ruth Morales, both volunteers at the Salvation Army,
Anthony figured out a way to help too. He made a sign for the free bread
giveaway at the Salvation Army on Thursdays English on one side, Spanish
on the other and stood out in the heat to advertise it to passersby.

Obituaries


Jimmy Renter Molina, 81
LEHIGH ACRES -Jimmy Renter Molina, age
81, of Lehigh Acres, passed away July 15, 2010,
in Lehigh Acres.
He was born Sept. 9, 1928, in Hachita, N.M., to
Aurlio and Petra Molina. Jimmy was a veteran
of the U.S. Army and retired as SFC. He was
awarded The Purple Heart and Bronze Star
Medal. Jimmy lived in Lehigh Acres since 2000
and was a former resident of LaBelle and
Homestead. He was a member of the Moose
Lodge and lifetime member of the VFW and
American Legion.
Survivors include his wife, Juanita R. Molina;
step daughters, Kathy Hoffman of Cranberry
Township, Pa., and Barbara Nasralla of Boca
Raton; and grandchildren and great-grandchil-
dren. He was preceded in death by his wife,
Helen Molina.
A memorial service will be 2 p.m., Friday, July
23, 2010, in the Chapel at Hope Hospice, 1201
Wings Way, Lehigh Acres with Chaplain Chuck


Wester officiating.
Cremation Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funer-
al Home LaBelle.
Virginia Lou Walter, 80
LABELLE -Virginia Lou Walter, age 80, of
LaBelle, passed away July 18, 2010, in Lehigh
Acres.
She was born July 31, 1929, in Oblong, Ill.,
daughter of the late Harlan and the late Frances
(Frasier) Johnson. Virginia worked as a school
teacher until retirement. She was a resident of
LaBelle since 1993. She was active in the Moose
Lodge and volunteered at the Hendry County
Sheriff's Office, The Barron Library and the La-
Belle Chamber of Commerce.
She is survived by her son, Timothy Alan
(Bridget) Walter of LaBelle and was preceded in
death by her husband, Donald E. Walter.
Cremation was at Caloosa Crematory in La-
Belle.
Cremation Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funer-
al Home LaBelle.


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Church Briefs

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

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

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.


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Dance, dance, dance
The Country Rhythm loggers put on two outstanding shows at Paramount's
King's Dominion in Virginia June 26-27. Nineteen members of the Country
Rhythm Clogging team represented LaBelle at Paramount's theme park, King's
Dominion in Doswell, Virginia. After their performances they enjoyed exploring
the park and riding the rides. Clogging team members performing were, front
row: Mykah Anderson, Aden Moore, Sara Moore. Back row: Wolfgang Lynn,
Katie Fromm, Britney Whitman, Abby Arnold, Amber Golden, Darian Leschews-
ki, Maddy Lofton, Maura Lofton, Charlie Lynn, Shelby French, Myaa Barnhart,
Miesha Stallings, Jesse Whitman, Brooke White, Shelby Williams and Meghan
Martin. Snoopy decided he wanted to be in the photograph too! The cloggers
are under the direction of Pat Bedingfield, and Assistant Jesse Whitman. If you
would like to clog sign up at LaBelle Dance Studio across from the Caloosa
Belle, Monday-Thursday at 5:15 p.m. or call 863-673-5054 for more information.
Next summer the Country Rhythm Cloggers will be performing at Disney World
in Orlando.

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by Sara Townsend
Greetings All
I know things have been extra hard for
downtown LaBelle this summer. I see how
the traffic has slowed down, people are lost,
and no foot traffic has put a strain on most
businesses in the Historic District.
I have had an enormous amount of calls
on how the detours have made things so
confusing and how hard it is to find some
businesses. Please know if you are a Cham-
ber member I have sent them your way!
Your Chamber benefits your business in sev-
eral different ways. First: we are the first stop
new visitors and residents make to see who
is a member and where to find each busi-
ness. Most individuals use the Chamber Of-
fice as they would a Better Business Bureau.
Questions like "Who is who and What do
you think?" are asked most.
Chamber members are given priority
over any other business.
If you are no longer a Chamber member
or would like to become one, please call
863-675-0125 to get full details on how we
may help you.
The LaBelle Chamber is proud to wel-
come the following new members:
Capt. Wes Adventures, LaBelle 863-843-
0333; ASA Irrigation, LaBelle 863-673-22501
Sweetpea's Fine Fixins, LaBelle -863-234-
1655; Hendry County Cattlemen's Associa-
tion-- 863-674-4092; Alexander's Repair Ser-


vice, Inc. LaBelle, 863-675-5919;
Northwestern Mutual Financial Network,
LaBelle Rep. -863-697-3680; Billie Swamp
Safari, Big Cypress Indian Reservation
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Happy photo snapper
Tammy Watkins, Director of Universe All Star competitive cheerleaders,
cheerfully accepted the gift certificate from Forrey's Grill. Restaurant Man-
ager Matt Germaine was just as happy to present the prize for the best sports
photo submitted to the Caloosa Belle's online LaBelle Sports Network. the
winning photo on the right of the Universe All Star Cheerleaders.


Interest in Sports Network grows


Universe All-Star Cheer and


Dance provides summer camp


The competitive cheer and dance season
will not begin for four months, and the sum-
mer heat in Florida provides a good excuse
for relaxing indoors, but that isn't stopping
Universe All-Star Cheer and Dance in La-
Belle from staying on target.
"We run year-round, and even though
we're not quite as active in the summer
months as we are the rest of the year, we
stay active and prepare for the upcoming
season," said Director Tammy Watkins.
"We're a non-profit and it's been a struggle
the past couple of years due to the economy,
but the kids are still interested in competitive
cheer and tumbling, and we want to give
them a place where they can pursue those
activities."
Currently, Universe All-Star Cheer and
Dance is conducting a Summer Camp for
girls and boys ages 3-18. Every day is water
day, and the kids also participate in bas-


ketball and crafts, and enjoy movies, snow
cones and popcorn. The cost is $50 per
week, with snacks and lunches included.
Once the summer is over, Universe All-
Star Cheer and Dance will offer an after-
school camp for boys and girls. Buses from
Hendry County schools and West Glades
School will drop kids off at the organiza-
tion's gymnasium (110 S. Industrial Loop
Road in LaBelle). The cost is $40 per week
and includes snacks.
The 2010-11 season will begin in August.
Those interested in signing up for cheerlead-
ing or tumbling classes may do so at the
gym. Competitions, some of which are held
in Fort Myers, Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Tam-
pa and Orlando, will begin in late November
and run through April or May.
To learn more about Universe All-Star
Cheer and Dance, call 863-673-1197.


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.
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.


Sport Shorts


Get Pop Warner physical
Physicals will be conducted on Monday,
July 26, from 5-7 p.m. at Davis Pratt Locker
Room. All participants must have a physi-
cal before practices start August 2. Also for
those who have not turned in an original
and copy of birth certificate, school wal-
let size picture and last report card, please
do so. You may contact Debbie Alexander,
(863) 673-4643 or email at debbie w alex-
ander@yahoo.com.

LHS Football Camp opens
way to 2010 football season!
Head Coach Hal Bennett would like to
announce that the LaBelle High School
Cowboys will be holding a football camp of
their own to begin the season. This football
camp is for 9-12th graders. Check-in to the
camp will be August 4 from 7-9:00 p.m. at
the entrance to the gymnasium at LHS. The
camp will run from August 4-9. Anyone inter-
ested must have a FHSAA physical form and
parent consent form that can be obtained
at the front office of LHS or online at www.
fhsaa.org. For more information please con-
tact Head Football Coach Hal Bennett at
(863)673-1688, or by email at bennetth@
hendry.kl2.fl.us. Coach Bennett would also


like to announce that mandatory 2-a-day
practices will begin Monday, August 9, and
will go through Friday, August 13. Regular
practices will begin Monday, August 16.

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

Jr. Pee parent, coach meeting
Attention parents of Junior PeeWee foot-
ball players. The coaches are requesting a
coach/parent/team meeting before the first
practice starts. It is necessary for your atten-
dance at this meeting on August 2 at 5:30
p.m. at Davis-Pratt Field.


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Caloosa Belle/Patty Brant
Cutting Edge Hair Salon owner Sandy Golemme is open for business at her
new location, 27 Fort Thompson Ave. Pictured from left: stylist Debra Durrance,
Sandy's 12-year-old daughter Meghan Golemme, who is helping at the shop
over the summer, and Sandy.


Cutting Edge Salon relocates


Looking your best is a big part of feeling
your best which is big part of doing your
best! The folks at Cutting Edge Hair Salon
hope you'll think of them when you're ready
for a change or just want to maintain your
look.
Owner Sandy Golemme has been a hair-
dresser since 1991 and opened Cutting Edge
at 375 N. Main Street in 2007. She just moved
the shop to 27 Fort Thompson Ave., next to
Bridget Street Coffee House, over Memorial
Day weekend.
Cutting Edge stylist Debra Durrance has
30 years of experience and said she likes all
aspects of her profession.
Sandy and Debra invite you to come out
to Cutting Edge for the latest in perms, color,
waxing, nails and pedicures. They also offer
hair care products including Chi, Matrix and


Big Sexy.
Women, men and children are all wel-
come and can be sure to get professional
care.
Got that special occasion coming up?
Call for an after hours appointment to look
your very best. Walk-ins welcome.
Serious stylists, Sandy and Debra always
keep up to date with the latest styles through
the internet and at industry shows.
Sandy would like to thank everyone who
provided their time, talent and hard work to
move and set up the shop. She especially
wants to thank her husband, Billy Golemme,
brother and sister-in-law Danny, Randi and
Danielle Golemme, mom Susan Nelson and
handyman Ron Pitts.
Cutting Edge is open 9-5 Tuesday-Friday
and 9-2 Saturday. Call 675-7411.


JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -In accordance
with the 2008 Lake Okeechobee Regulation
Schedule (2008 LORS), the U.S. Army Corps
of Engineers, Jacksonville District adjusted
water releases from Lake Okeechobee be-
ginning July 11.
The 12-day release has a target flow to
the St. Lucie Estuary, measured at St. Lucie
Lock and Dam (S-80), of 1,800 cubic feet per
second (cfs). The new target flow to the Ca-
loosahatchee Estuary is 4,000 cfs. Flows to
the west will be measured at the Moore Ha-
ven Lock and Dam (S-77), which is located
east of the previous measuring point, the
WP Franklin Lock and Dam (S-79). The re-
leases will be made in pulses that resemble
the pattern of runoff resulting from a natural
rainfall event.
"Over the past 10 days, we delivered re-
duced releases to the St. Lucie and Caloo-
sahatchee estuaries 200 cfs and 450 cfs, re-
spectively, and according to the 2008 LORS,"
said Lt. Col. Michael Kinard, Jacksonville
District Deputy for South Florida. "The re-
duced flows were due to improved evapora-
tion/transpiration during the month of June,
dryer tributary conditions, and predictions
of less rainfall, even though water levels in
Lake Okeechobee remained approximately
a foot and a half above the preferred level.
Recent rainfall over the lake and surround-
ing basins, however, has raised the lake level
almost six inches in one week. The forecast


is for increased precipitation. These changes
have prompted us to increase the releases
again to protect the Herbert Hoover Dike,
free-up capacity for more rain and potential
tropical storms, and to keep from having to
make larger releases later.
The Corps strives to maintain the lake be-
tween 12.5 and 15.5 NGVD. Normally, at the
beginning of the wet season, the lake level is
on a downward trend toward the lower end
of the management range. This provides ca-
pacity in the lake for precipitation and basin
runoff expected during the wet season. Sys-
tem conditions are closely monitored. At this
time, conditions are wet throughout most
of south Florida, and there is no significant
storage capacity available in other area of
the regional system.
For more information on water level
and flows data for Lake Okeechobee and
the Central and Southern Florida Proj-
ect, visit the Corps' water management
page at http://www.saj.usace.army.mil/
Divisions/Engineering/Branches/Water-
Resources/WaterMgt/index.htm. For ques-
tions and inquires, please contact Nanci-
ann Regalado at 904.334.8954 (mobile) or
nanciann.e.regalado@usace.army.mil


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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


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Lord's Supper 1st, 3rd & 5th ';I.l ,
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July 22, 2010





July 22, 2010


Caloosa Belle


Community Brief

Audition for Firehouse Cener
The Firehouse Cultural Center, a commu-
nity theatre located in LaBelle, is beginning
its 18th season and will be holding auditions
Saturday, July 24, at 2 p.m. and Monday, July
26, at 6 p.m. If you are an aspiring actor/ac-
tress or would like to try community theatre,
this is your chance. We need males and fe-
males of all ages! If acting is not your thing,
but would like to help behind the scenes,
please plan to attend as well. We are located
at 241 N. Bridge Street in LaBelle. For direc-
tions or more information,
Please email us at www.firehousecul-
turalcenter@yahoo.com or visit our web at
www.firehouseculturalcenter.com.

GOP headquarters open
The Republican Party Of Hendry County
Headquarters Office at 200 Main Street will
be open 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on Wednesday and
Saturday each week until further notice.
Please call 863-675-4924 or stop by the of-
fice if you have any questions concerning
candidates, early or absentee voting, voter
registration or election dates.

Volunteer Help Wanted
Become a Girl Scout Troop Leader and
get your troop started now. Set your own
schedule, make new friends and most of
all make a difference in girl's lives! If you
are organized, patient, fun and good with
children as well as good with working with
other adults the rewards can be priceless.
Training available. If you are interested in be-
coming a Girl Scout troop leader, please call
1-800-561-3186 Ext. 403 or email gracem@
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Filled, Seller Financing. 4,900 Moore Haven Yacht Club
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WATERFRONT $8,900 Mobile home lots, south
$49,000 3/2 MH in River of town
Oaks/Ortona, waterfront! $39,900 2.2 Ac Rural
139,900- er 1 ac. on the river, Residential, fenced, mobiles or
FL Denaud Rd. single family permitted
$192,500- FL Denaud I Ac. $65,000 4.2 ac. on Fernwood.
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long views, 5 Ac. $495,000 Development
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Ceramic tile, fireplace, spacious rooms &
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* Corporal ..1 BS home
located in I 1 shopping
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* Corporate owned! 3/2 Florida Cracker
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* Corporate owned! 3/2 CBS home in
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ft of living area, screened porch and
detached garage. $79,900.
* Corporate owned! 4/2 CBS home on
.50+/- of an acre with over 3,400+/- sq.
ft. I ..i ,. i11, .: car garage. Needs a
little TLC $69,000.
* Corporate owned! 3/2 2006 CBS home
on .50+/- of an acre, near SR 80.
* Corporate owned! 3/2 CBS on corner
lot. Features fenced yard, ceramic tile,
spacious living room and much more.
$59,900.
* Corporate owned! 4/2 in good condi-
tion. Features den, enormous rooms, 2
car garage and fenced yard. $59,900.
* Corporate owned! 3/2 located in
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* .. '1 1 II .1 ,, .i I
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* Corporate owned! 3/2 2006 CBS home 2.29+/- acres on Case Road. $97,000.
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* Great investment potential! 1BR/1B $40,000.
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master suite w/ office, covered porch, sell at only $42,000. Possible seller
and fencing for horses. This one is a steal financing.
@ only $250,000 Buy now, build later. Nice city lot in
* Size will surprise you! 2BR/2B home Belmont subdivision. $35,000.
on 10+/- acres is verywell kept. Features Nice 1.25+/- ac. in Montura $8,000.
a warm comfortable living room w/gas 2 Montura lots $5,500 each
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more. $154,900. $3.50 per sq ft.
* Country living at its best! 3/2 on Invest now build later! Corner lot
2.30+/- acres outside city of LaBelle. outside city limits near town. $85,000.
Over spacious kitchen & mastr bath. Corner lot w/2 .... I... and fenced.
New carpet through out home. $120,000.
$149,900. Establishment centerally located in the
* 3/2 manufactured home on 4+/- acres heart of LaBelle. Family owned and oper-
in Muse. Partially cleared and fenced, ated for many years. Sale includes build-
$145,000. ing, land, inventory, and license for pack-
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(863) 673-6362

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acres, $725 month. Five
minutes from downtown
Labelle. (786) 286-4324
or (239) 344-6249

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$400 month Call
675-2474

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bile home on 1 acre. No
pets $600 mo, $600 se-
curity. Ref. Lease
863-675-8445

Off Cherokee, 3 bed-
room doublewide, cen-
tral a/c, fenced yard.
Water, garbage includ-
ed. Small pets allowed.
$550 month, first and
last. $250 security
863-269-8125




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Notice of Bid Review
and Ranking Meeting
Nobce is hereby given that there
will be a meeting for reviewing
and ranking the responses o Bid
# 2010-23, Demolition and Re-
moval of the Hendry County Sub
Office, Clewiston. It will be held
on July 23, 2010 at 2:00 p.m., in
Conference Room A-118, 165 S.
Lee Street, LaBelle, FL 33935.
If a person decides to appeal any
decision made with respect to any
matter considered at this meeting,
he/she will need a record of the
proceedings, and that, for such
purpose, he/she may need to en-
sure that a verbatim record of the
proceedings is made, which record
includes the testimony and evi-
dence upon which the appeal is to
be based.
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in today's paper. Have
you looked for it?

Grab a bargain from your
neighbor's garage, attic,
basement or closet in
today's classified.


FAIR HOUSING MEANS:

NO ONE MAY BE DENIED HOUSING ON THE BASIS OF
RACE, COLOR, RELIGION, SEX, NATIONAL ORI-
GIN, FAMILIAL OR HANDICAP STATUS.

THROUGH THE ACTIONS AND PROGRAMS OF ITS
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT (CDBG)
PROGRAM

HENDRY COUNTY

IS FIRMLY COMMITTED TO THE GOAL OF PROMOTING
FAIR HOUSING OPPORTUNITY. THE FAIR HOUSING
LOGO IS PROUDLY DISPLAYED TO DEMONSTRATE A
COMMITMENT TO THE PROTECTION OF INDIVIDUALS
FROM DISCRIMINATION IN THE PROVISION OF BRO-
KERAGE SERVICES, AND IN THE SALE, RENTAL, AND
FINANCING OF HOUSING.

IF YOU FEEL YOU MAY HAVE BEEN DISCRIMINATED
AGAINST OR HAVE ANY QUESTIONS CONCERNING
DISCRIMINATION, PLEASE CALL 1-800-669-9777 OR
TDD 1-800-927-9275 FOR FAIR HOUSING INFORMA-
TION AND REFERRAL.




EQUAL HOUSING
OPPORTUNITY


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR
HENDRY COUNTY
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 08-1061-CA
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
acbng through the United States De-
partment of Agriculture, Rural Devel-
opment, f/k/a Farmers Home
Administrabon,
Plaintiff
vs.
ROBERT L. McINTOSH and JOY A.
McINTOSH, husband and wife;
HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA,
Defendants.
NOTICE OFSALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that
pursuant to a Final Judgment of
Foreclosure entered on July 14,
2010, by the above entitled Court in
theabo se,he e thunder
duly authorized deputies, will sell the
property situated in Glades County,
Florida, described as:
Lot 8 and the West 1/2 of Lot 7,
PALMDALE SUBDIVISION, as re-
corded in Plat Book 1, Page 13,
Public Records of Hendry County,
Florida.
Property address:
80 almdale Avenue
LaBelle, FL 33935
at public outcry to the highest and


best bidder for cash on August 11,
2010, at 11:00 A.M. at the Hendry
County Courthouse, 25 E. Hickpoch-
ee Avenue, Labelle, Florida at the
front office of Clerk of Circuit Court,
2nd Floor Hallway, Administration
Building, subject to all ad valorem
taxes and assessments for the real
property described above.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN IN-
TEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE
SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE
PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE
OF THE US PENDENS MUST FILE A
CLAIM WITHIN SIXTY (60) DAYS AF-
TER THE SALE.
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE
AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES
ACT, PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES
NEEDING A SPECIAL ACCOMMODA-
TION TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS
PROCEEDING SHOULD CONTACT
THE OFFICE OF THE COURT ADMIN-
ISTRATOR, 1700 MONROE STREET,
3RD FLOOR, FORT MYERS, FLORID-
DA 33901, TELEPHONE
(863) 335-2299, WITHIN TWO (2)
WORKING DAYS OF YOUR RECEIPT
OF THIS NOTICE. IF HEARING IM-
PAIRED, (TDD) 1-800-955-8771, OR
VOICE (V) 1-800-955-8770, VIA
FLORIDA RELAY SERVICE.
DATED on July 15, 2010.
BARBARA S. BUTLER
Clerk of Circuit Court
Post Office 1760
LaBelle, FL 33975
BY: J. Bevis
Deputy Clerk
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HENDRY COUNTY BOARD
OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
NOTICE OF BUDGET WORKSHOP MEETING
Notice is hereby given that the Hendry County Board of County Commis-
jioners will hold a workshop on July 26th beginning at 9:00 a.m., at the
-lendry County Courthouse, Commission Chambers, 25 East Hickpoochee
Avenue, LaBelle, Florida, for the purpose of discussing the 2010-2011
countyy budgets. The workshop shall continue unbl adjourned and may be
ecessed from time to time.
If a person ddes to appeal any decision made by the Hendry County
:ommission with respect to any matter discussed at such meeting, he/she
Nill need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she
nay need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made,
Nhich record includes the testimony and evidence upon which te appeal is
D be based.
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
Janet B. Taylor, Chairwoman
360541 CB/CN 7/22/10


ADVERTISEMENT FOR BID

Sealed bids will be received until 2:00 PM., on August
16th, 2010 by the Purchasing Department of Hendry Re-
gional Medical Center at 524 West Sagamore Ave., Clewis-
ton, Florida 33440 and at the offices of Hendry Regional
Medical Center's Construction Manager, DeAngelis Dia-
mond Construction, Inc. Healthcare Group, at 6635 Willow
Park Drive, Naples, Florida for furnishing materials, labor,
supervision, equipment, supplies, fees, expertise, and ser-
vices necessary for the construction of the various scopes
of work specified in:
AN ADDITION TO:
HENDRY REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER
VOLUME II and III
ARCHITECT/ENGINEER OF RECORD:
DAVID E. JOHNSON

Work being bid in this Package includes drywall, metal
studs, stucco, roofing, glass and glazing, painting, flooring,
caulking, mechanical, electrical, fire protection and other in-
terior/exterior work. Bids will be opened at 10:00 A.M. on
August 17th, 2010 in the main conference room at Hendry
Regional Medical Center.

Late bids will be rejected. At the time of bid submission
each bidder must possess current professional licenses or
certifications required as required by the State of Florida for
the purpose of performing the specified work per the
qualifications. Bids must include the completed Bidder In-
formation Qualification form provided in the Contract
Documents. Failure to submit complete and accurate infor-
mation is grounds for disqualification of the Bid. All condi-
tions and requirements for bid submission, consideration,
and award are contained in the Contract Documents. The
Contract Documents consists of plans and specifications
dated June 7, 2010 plus Addendums the Architect may is-
sue thereto, bidder information qualification, site utilization
plan, schedule and bid instructions. Contract documents
will be available for review and downloading beginning July
21, 2010, and a CD may be obtained at the DeAngelis Dia-
mond, Construction, Inc. Healthcare Groups' Corporate Of-
fice.

Bidders have the option to attend a non-mandatory pre-bid
conference scheduled for July 27th, 2010 at 10:00 A.M. in
the main conference room at the hospital. If you have any
questions, please contact.
Jason Sain,
iasons@deangelisdiamond.com / 239-594-1994 and/or
Amanda Jarbo,
amandaj(adeangelisdiamond.com / 239-594-1995.
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Contact: Hendry County Emergency Management
863-674-5400

NOTICE OF MEETING

Clewiston, FL A meeting of the Local Mitigation
Strategy (LMS) Working Group has been sched-
uled for Thursday, July 29, 2010 at 3:00 p.m., at
the Pioneer Community Center located at 910 Pana-
ma Ave; Clewiston, FL. The LMS strives to lessen
the human, environmental, and economic costs of
disasters through hazard mitigation. Members of the
public are invited to attend and provide comment.

*If a person decides to appeal any decision made
by the board, agency, or commission with respect to
any matter considered at such meeting or hearing,
he or she will need a record of the proceedings, and
that, for such purpose, he or she may need to en-
sure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is
made, which record includes the testimony and evi-
dence upon which the appeal is to be based.
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
360259 CB/CN 7/22,29/10


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PUBLIC NOTICE
AIRGLADES AIRPORT ADVISORY BOARD MEETING
There will be an Airglades Airport Advisory Board Meeting held on Wednes-
day, August 11, 2010 at 3 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Air-
jlil- .rr-i in the Conference Room, located at 3200 Airglades Blvd.,
4l interested parties are encouraged to attend. For Further information,
)lease contact the Hendry County Engineer's Office at (863) 675-5222 or
'863) 983-1588.
[fa person decides to appeal any decision made by the Hendry County
commissionn with respect to any matter considered at this meeting, he/she
Nill need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she
nay need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made,
Nhich record includes the tesbmony and evidence upon which the appeal is
D be based.
Janet B. Taylor, Chair
Board of County Commissioners, Hendry County
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO.
262008CA000676XXXXXX
WELLS FARGO BANK, NATIONAL
ASSOCIATION AS TRUSTEE FOR
SECURTITIZED ASSET BACKED
RECEIVABLES LLC 2005-FR5
MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH
CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2005-
FR5,
Plainbff
vs.
TRANQUILING JIMENEZ; MORT-
GAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRA-
TION SYSTEMS, INC., ACTING
SOLELY AS A NOMINEE FOR
FREMONT INVESTMENT & LOAN,
MIN NO.
1001944-6000162448-5; PORT
LA BELLE UNIT FOUR PROPERTY
HOMEOWNER'S ASSOCIATION,
INC.; WELLS FARGO BANK NA-
TIONAL ASSOCIATION AGREE-
MENT DATED NOVEMBER30,
2005 MORGAN STANLEY MORT-
GAGE LOAN TRUST 2005-8SL;
BELEN CARDENASDE DE JIME-
NEZ; UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 1;
UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 2; and
ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIM-
ING INTERESTS BY, THROUGH,
UNDER OR AGAINST A NAMED
DEFENDANT TO THIS ACTION,
OR HAVING OR CLAIMING TO
HAVE ANY RIGHT, TITLE OR IN-
TEREST IN THE PROPERTY
HEREIN DESCRIBED,
Defendants
NOTICE OF SALE
PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant
to an Order or Summary Final Judg-
ment of foreclosure dated July 15,
2010, and entered in Case No.
262008CA000676XXXXXX of the Cir-
cuit Court in and for Hendry County,
Florida, wherein WELLS FARGO
BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION AS
TRUSTEE FOR SECURTIZIED ASSET
BACKED RECEIVABLES LLC 2005-FR5
MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CER-
TIFICATES, SERIES 2005-FR5 is
Plainbff and TRANQUILINO JIMENEZ;
MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRA-
TION SYSTEMS, INC., ACTING SO-
LEY AS A NOMINEE FOR FREMONT
INVESTMENT & LOAN, MIN NO.
1001944-6000162448-5, PORT LA
BELLE UNIT FOUR PROPTERY
HOMEOWNER'S ASSOCIATION, INC.;
WELLS FARGO BANK NATIONAL AS-
SOCIATION AS TRUSTEE UNDER AS-
SIGNMENT AND ASSUMPTION
AGREEMENT DATED NOVEMBER 30,
2005 MORGAN STANLEY MORTGAGE
LOAN TRUST2005-8SL; BELEN
CARDENASDE DE JIMENEZ; UN-
KNOWN TENANT NO. 1; UNKNOWN
TENANT NO. 2; and ALL UNKNOWN
PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST A
NAMED DEFENDANT TO THIS AC-
TION, OR HAVING OR CLAIMING TO
HAVE ANY RIGHT, TITLE OR INTER-
EST IN THE PROPERTY HEREIN DE-
SCRIBED, 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 Avenue, LaBelle, FL
33935 at Hendry County, Florida, at
11:00 a.m. on the 11th da of Au-
gust, 2010, the following described
property as set forth in said Order or
Final Judgment, to-wit:
LOT 14, BLOCK 2155, PORT
LABELLE UNIT 4, ACCORDING
TO THE PLAT THEREOF RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3,
PAGE 86, PUBLIC RECORDS OF
HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN IN-
TEREST 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 te Hendry County
Courthouse. Telephone
941-675-5217 or 1-800-955-8770 via
Florida Relay Service.
DATED at LaBelle, Florida, on July
16, 2010.
BARBARA BUTLER
As Clerk, Circuit Court
By: J. Bevis
As Deputy Clerk
SMITH, HIATT & DIAZ, PA.
Attorneys for Plainbff
PO Box 11438
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33339-1438
Telephone: (954)564-0071
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NOTICE TO DEPOSITORS OF OLDE CYPRESS COMMUNITY BANK,
CLEWISTON, FL
***Your Institution Has Been Closed***
**YOUR DEPOSITS HAVE BEEN TRANSFERRED
TO ANOTHER INSTITUTION**
On July 16, 2010 (the "Closing Date"), the Office of Thrift Supervision
closed OLDE CYPRESS COMMUNITY BANK, CLEWISTON, FL, 33440 (the
"Failed Insbtution"), and appointed the Federal Deposit Insurance Corpora
bon (the "FDIC") as Receiver (the "Receiver"). The FDIC, which insures
your deposits in its corporate capacity, arranged for the transfer of your in
sured deposits) (deposits) at the Failed Insbtution to another insured de
pository institution, CenterState Bank Of Florida, N.A., Winter Haven, FL,
33880 ('the New Institubon). This arrangement should minimize any in-
convenience the closing of the Failed Institubon may cause you. Although
you may leave your deposits) in the New Institution, you must
take some action to claim ownership of your depositss.
1. How to Claim Ownership of Your Deposits
Under federal law 12 U.S.C. Section 1822(e) you must claim ownership of
your deposits) at the New Institution within eighteen (18) months from the
losing Date. f you do not claim your deposits) at the New Instituton b
January 16, 2012, your deposits) will be returned to the FDIC by the New
Insttution, and you may not be able to claim the depositss, except as de
scribed below in Section 2.
You may claim your deposits) at the New Institution by taking any of the
following actions within 18 months from the Closing Date. If you have
more than one deposit account, your acton in claiming your deposit in one
account will automacally claim your deposits in all of your accounts.
a. Making a deposit to or withdrawal from your accountss. This includes
writng a check on any account or having an automated direct deposit
credited to or an automated withdrawal debited from any account;
b. Executing a new signature card on your accountss, entering into a
new deposit agreement with the New Insbtution, changingthe ownership
on your accountss, or renegotiating the terms of a certlfcate of deposit
account;
c. Providing the New Insbtution with a completed change of address
form; or
d. Wring to the New Institubon and notifying it that you wish to keep
your accounts) active. Please be sure to include in this notice the
name(s) on the accountss, the account numbers, and the signature of an
authorized signer on the accountss, with name and address.
You should know that bank drafts issued by the Failed Institution
including officer's checks, cashier's checks money orders dividend
checks, interest checks, and expense checks, are all considered de
posits and must be claimed within 18 months from the Closing
Date.
2. Failure to Claim Ownership of Your Deposits within 18 Months
If you do not claim ownership of your deposits) at the New Instituton
within 18 months from the Closing Date, federal law, 12 U.S.C. Secton
1822(e), requires the New Insitution to return the deposits) to the FDIC
and the FDIC to deliver the unclaimed deposits) as unclaimed property to
the state listed in your address in the Failed Institution's records. If your
address is outside of the United States, the FDIC is directed to deliver the
unclaimed deposits) to the state in which the Failed Institution had its main
office. If the state accepts custody of your depositss, you will have ten
years from the date of delivery to claim your deposits) from the state in ac
cordance with its unclaimed property laws. If you do not claim your depos
it(s) from the state within the ten years, the funds will be returned to th
FDIC, and you will be permanently barred from claiming your depositss. If
the ste declines to accept custody of your unclaimed depositss, you wll
be able to claim your deposits) directly from the FDIC until the receivership
is terminated. However, please note that a receivership may be terminated
at any time. Once the receivership is terminated, you will not be able to
claim your depositss.
3.Your Deposit Relationship with the New Institution
The New Instituton needs your correct address. If the address to which
this notce has been addressed is no longer your current address, contact
the New Institution to ensure that it has your correct address. Similarly, if
you have not been receiving account statements, or you have changed your
address, you should contact the New Institution. Remember, supplying a
completed change of address form to the New Institution will serve to claim
your depositss.
Your deposit agreement with the Failed Institution is no longer in force.
The New Instituton will determine the interest rate it will pay on your de
posits) and will notify you of its rate structure and the terms of your new
deposit agreement.
If you choose not to keep your deposits) at the New Institution, you ma
withdraw your depositss. As stated above, if you have more than one ac
count, widrawing money from any one of the accounts will serve to claim
all of your deposits. If you have time deposits, such as certificates of de
posit, please note that, in order to avoid interest penalties for early with
drawal, contact the New Instituton immediately for information regarding
withdrawals from your accountss.
If ou have a loan with the Failed Insbtution, and you would like to discuss
setting your insured and/or uninsured deposits) against the loan, you
must contact the FDIC immediately.
4. Challenging Your Final Insurance Determination
In the event you disagree with the FDIC's determination of your insurance
coverage as represented by the accounts) made available at the New Insti
tuition, you may seek a review of the FDIC's determinaton in the United
States District Court for the federal ]udiclal district where the principal place
of business of the Failed Insitution was located. You must file your re-
quest for this review no later than 60 days after the date on which
your deposits) became available to you at the New Institution.
Filing a request for review will not prevent you from using the
funds in your new account.
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Meet and greet candidates
The Muse Community Association pres-
ents Meet and Greet your candidates Thurs-
day, Aug. 19, at 7 p.m. at the Muse Commu-
nity Center on Loblolly Road (Hwy. 720).
Candidates will present their platforms from
US Senator, Governor, to local level govern-
ment. Come out, get informed and bring a
friend. Refreshments will be served. For fur-
ther information call 674-0467.

Dems to meet in Clewison
The Hendry County Democratic Execu-
tive Committee will meet in the Harlem
Community Public Library at 1010 J Harlem
Academy Avenue in Clewiston on Monday,
July 26, at 6 o'clock in the evening. Chairman
Joe Thomas says this will be the last Hendry
County DEC meeting before the August 24
Primary Election. The public is welcome at
this and all Hendry County Democratic Party
meetings. Not all precincts currently have
committee members, one male and one fe-
male, on the Hendry County DEC. Interested
Hendry County Democrats are invited to
become members whenever their precinct
has a vacancy. All Democrats registered to
vote in Hendry County can participate in
discussion, but only Hendry County DEC
members may vote on issues presented for
consideration. For information, call Hendry
DEC Chair Joe Thomas at 863-612-0413 in
LaBelle or Vice Chair Carol Griggs at 863-
228-4210 in Clewiston.

Honor our veterans
VFW 10100 invites you to join them,
along with the American Legion, DAV and
Moose Lodge to honor our veterans on July
24. The celebration starts at Veterans Park at
9 a.m., followed by lunch at American Le-
gion Post 130 at 11 a.m. $6 tickets for lunch
available at the door.

Quit smoking
Six nicotine replacement therapy classes,
which include free gum, patches and loz-
enges for those that are eligible, will be held
on Wednesday beginning July 28, from
5:30-6:30 p.m. at the Hendry Convenient
Care Center, 450 S. Main Street. To register or
for more information contact Angelica Pena,
ZSN Facilitator, 863-902-3019. Sponsored by
Everglades Area Health Education Center.

All cancer survivors
Come to the Strength of Nutrition in
Cancer Care event. Speaker Deborah Yates
MS, RD, LD/N, District Manager SW Florida
Nestle Healthcare Nutrition, Inc. Sponsored
by Support for People with Oral, Head and
Neck Cancer. Meet at Beef O'Brady's, 4460
Fowler at Colonial, next to Old Time Pottery
in Fort Myers. Tuesday, July 27, 3 p.m.
For information please contact Nikki Yea-
ger, RN at 239-564-2005 Nikki@NikkiYeager-
Roser.com; Paul Roser, survivor Paul@Paul-
Roser.com.

New shelter hours
The Caloosa Humane Society announces
new hours for viewing and pet adoptions:


Tues. 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Wed.,Thurs., Fri 11
a.m.-4 p.m. ; Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. The
shelter is closed Sunday and Monday and
days of spay-neuter clinics. For more in-
formation call 675-0997 or visit the Web at
www.dogncat.petfinder.com.

Summer lunch program
Nutritionally balanced meals will be pro-
vided to all children regardless of race, color,
sex, disability, age or national origin, during
the summer vacation when school break-
fasts and lunches are not available. All chil-
dren 18 years old and younger are eligible
for meals at no charge and there will be no
discrimination in the course of the meal ser-
vice. The programs are only approved for
geographical areas of need where 50 per-
cent or more of the children qualify for free
and reduced meals during the school year.
Upthegrove Elementary 11:15-12:15; Coun-
try Oaks 7:30-8 and 11:45-12:30; LaBelle
High School 7:30-8 and 11:15-12:15.

Challenge: 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.

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 email 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.


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.

DAV tracks cool weather
Want to know when cool weather will ar-
rive? Look on the bulletin board at the DAV
Community Market on Saturday mornings.
For years, DAV Commander Steve Williams
has responded to complaints about the hot
weather by telling people how many weeks
were left before it arrives. This year he placed
a tracking chart on the bulletin board. First
thing Saturday morning, he crosses off one
more week. "That's how you approach the
subject," says Steve. "You can complain
that we have to deal with this heat and hu-
midity for another four months or you can
say there are only 12 weeks left until cool
weather arrives. I prefer the latter because
next week, there will be only 15 weeks left,"
he explains.

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

Donate old cars
Now that summer is here people may be
thinking of donating their old cars as part of
a clean up. The Boys and Girls Clubs would
be happy to take your old cars. People do-
nating to the clubs will not only get rid of the
unwanted car, but will be contributing to the
clubs. Boys and Girls Clubs really work with
kids in most communities and offer a safer
place. If you wish to donate a car, call 800-
246-0493 donations are tax deductible.

Aerial mosquito treatments
Hendry County will conduct aerial adult
mosquito control operations over the county
as mosquito population levels warrant. The
treatments will be performed during evening
hours, weather permitting. The insecticide
to treat for adult mosquitoes is approved for
application by the Environmental Protection
Agency and the State of Florida. This opera-
tion will be conducted by Clarke. If you have
any questions concerning this operation,
please call Clarke at 1-800-443-2034 8 a.m.-5
p.m. Monday through Friday.

Auxiliary serves meal
American Legion Auxiliary Unit 130 serves
food every Tuesday evening in the main hall
during members only bingo, 4:30-7 p.m. Vari-
ety of sandwiches and finger foods $3.50 each,
desserts $1. (Menu varies each week). Public
welcome; 699 Hickpochee Ave. (SR 80).





July 22, 2010


School Briefs


Help a student
This year's "School Supply Giveaway"
is coming up soon. The Hendry Support
Personnel Association (HESPA) needs your
help to make it a success. Just $5 will pro-
vide a student with a book bag, paper, pen-
cils, crayons, a ruler, scissors and folders.
HESPA is hoping to hand out 2,000 bags this
year. Donations are much needed. If you or
your place of business would like to donate,
please contact Crystal Kirtley 863-517-2386
or you can send your donations to HESPA,
1890 Phillips Rd, LaBelle, FL 33935. HESPA
thanks you for your support.

Register for
new Christian school
International Christian Academy, located
at 233 Clark Street, is now accepting ap-
plications for registration, for the 2010-11
school year. 21st century technology will be
integrated in the educational process. Every
student will be assigned a new laptop com-
puter with wireless ability. Space is limited.
Tuition costs have been kept low to assist
families of all socioeconomic circumstanc-
es. Your student may be able to qualify for
a scholarship which pays up to 100 percent
of tuition. If your student qualifies for free
or reduced lunch, apply now at: www.step-
upforstudents.org. For more information,
please, contact Tracy Co at 863-675-1112 or
863-675-ICA7 (4227).

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

Register for
kindergarten now!
West Glades School requests that par-
ents register children for kindergarten as
soon as possible. Office hours are 8 a.m.-3
p.m. It is important to register early in order
to have your child placed in a class prior to
open house. For more information call 863-
675-3490.

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

LHS report cards
have been mailed
LHS Guidance would like to remind all
parents to check grades and grade point av-
erages to make certain your student is on
track for graduation. In order to advance to
the next grade the following criteria must be
met: Sophomores (10th grade) 5 or more
earned credits with a minimum GPA of 1.75.
Juniors (llth grade) 10 or more earned


credits with a minimum GPA of 2.0. Seniors
(12th grade) 17 or more earned credits with a
minimum GPA of 2.0. Level 2 or higher on the
FCAT reading and math


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Fun at camp at New Bethel Missionary Baptist

by Patty Brant
Caloosa Belle
Kids from Ford/Sunset Park are having a ball
this summer, the fourth year New Bethel Mis- .:
sionary Baptist Church has been home base
for the event.
Pastor Rev. Alonzo McKenzie said they are ,3i ,,
averaging 30-35 kids every day, down from pre- Y.
vious years a direct result of the economy, he
feels. Still, they continue to build the program.
This year the camp has benefited from several
employees through the Workforce Council.
The Summer Lunch Program ends July 30
and Pastor McKenzie is trying to figure out a
way to keep the camp open for the few weeks
till school starts without it.
Camp runs from 7:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. FI : FS.THEL
Monday-Friday. The kids' day starts out with BA. 1ST
inspirational time, followed by either outside CHUR
activities across the road at Kid Jones Park or
time on the computers at the church's Sunday
school. The computers help them work on
their math and other educational skills. The
kids are divided into age groups from five to 16
years old which rotate between the activities.
The kids are kept busy with field trips like
swimming at the Immokalee Sports Complex,
skating. They're looking forward to a trip in
conjunction with South Florida Water Manage- Caloosa Belle/Patty Brant
ment with an environmental accent and an Left: From inspirational time to computer fun and outside activities, Ford/Sunset Park Summer Camp kids are kept happy
end of the season overnight trip to Key West. and busy. These kids take a moment from their morning inspirational time for a quick photo.
The objective is to expand the children's ho- Top right: Playing ball has always been a favorite pastime for kids and campers at Ford/Sunset Park prove it still is.
rizons, Rev. McKenzie said. The LaBelle Kiwan- Bottom right: Computers always gets kids' attention. From educational activities to movies and games, they're always
is is a major sponsor of the summer camp. crowd pleasers. Kids at Ford/Sunset Park Summer Camp are using the computers there to their best advantage.

i WEDDING
MELINDA'MINDY' WARD &
AARON WILLIAMSON
M ike and Brenda Barnes-
Felten are pleased to an-
nounce the marriage of their
daughter Melinda "Mindy" Ward to
Aaron Williamson, the son of Fred
and Brenda Williamson. Aaron and
.. ie Mindy were married on Saturday,
7. June 26th at the Riverside Retreat in
Fort Denaud with a panoramic view
of the Caloosahatchee River. The
bride was escorted down the aisle by
her father, Mike Felten. The wedding
party included the groom's brother
Fred Williamson as the Best Man and
Brandy Gonzalez-Rodriguez as the
Matron of Honor. The Groomsmen
included the bride's brother, Edward
Ward and also Nestor Gonzalez. The
rNienlia-nis lei ('LiUI(S11 Bridesmaids included Vancheska
know wihly IIh.- s 'e IhKoch and Amanda Hudson. The Ring
Bearer was the bride's nephew, Gavin
1" l Ward and the Flower Girl was the .
I in Igroom's niece, Shandy Williamson.
gr s eState College, and is employed by Winn
..The ceremony was performed by Helen
Mead and a lunch reception was catered Dixie in LaBelle. Aaron is a graduate of
luguII 1.2111 by Cassie's Cracker Cookin' N Caterin'.
SMindy is a graduate of LaBelle Hh played by RAC in Ft. Myers. The couple
Mindy is a graduate of LaBelle High
(:ill IIlarli C rI)al..l it:-p .Z a 4-- School, is currently a student with Edison honeymooned at Ft. Myers Beach and will
I elore .!1 (-lh f- -incre In. -rt1-reside in LaBelle.


Caloosa Belle


July 22, 2010




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