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Publication Date: July 29, 2010
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Vol. 88 No. 30


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At a Glance


Swamp Stomp looking
for logo
The Swamp Cabbage Festival
Swamp Stomp 5K Race Committee
is looking for a bright new logo. All
artists are invited to come up with
a fun new drawing for the T-shirt
and all official purposes. Black and
white preferred picture only.
Deadline is Sept. 1. E-mail your
entry to: boonedog73@yahoo.
cor or drop it off to Kelly at the
Caloosa Humane Society, 1200
Pratt Blvd. For questions, call Kelly
at 674-1906.

Chamber news
The Greater LaBelle Chamber
of Commerce has new summer
hours: Monday-Thursday 9 a.m.-3
p.m. and Friday 9 a.m.-noon.

Get small business info
If you missed the session in La-
Belle, you'll want to attend lunch
to meet the staff and to hear about
the SBDC, its programs and ser-
vices for small businesses Thurs-
day, August 5, 11:30 a.m.-l: p.m.
Clewiston City Hall, 115 W Ventu-
ra. City of Clewiston Commission-
ers & Florida Gulf Coast Univer-
sity- Small Business Development
Center, (SBDC) will welcome you.
Hear what they are doing to help
small businesses in your commu-
nity. You won't be disappointed.
Please RSVP to Janice Groves
by Friday, July 30, at Jgroves@fgcu.
edu.
See Page 4 for information about
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Veterans: Al
Brigadier General George W
Norwood related the story of
the Star Spangled Banner and
Francis Scott Key during the War
of 1812 how the young lawyer
stood on a British warship and
watched the 25-hour attack on
Fort McHenry on Baltimore Har-
bor. When it was over and the
American flag still flew, he wrote
the famous poem that means so
much to Americans.
Others pointed out that mili-
tary heroes go beyond our sol-
diers and sailors and includes
their families. They are the "qui-
et heroes amongst us, like these
bricks the foundation of this
great country."
DAV Commander Steve Wil-
liams noted that 1.4 million have
died in defense of the US since
the Revolution. He told the audi-
ence that you will benefit every
time you show respect and care
for a veteran. All benefit from ev-
ery veteran who walks the earth
today, he said.


Caloosa Belle/Patty Brant
Much decorated, retired Brigadier
General George W. Norwood flew Als,
A37s, F4s and F16s, made 101 carrier
landings and served on seven over-
seas tours. His wife, Connie, flew UH1
helicopters as a warrant officer. The
general spoke to CWO Robert Ham-
mett and SSGT Chris Strickland's fam-
ilies, saying the audience and the park
itself was there to renew respect, ad-
miration and love for those two brave
sons of LaBelle.


1 about respect and honor Hendry at


top of


Legionnaire Bill Davis, left, assists Scout Aaron Mace, kneel-
ing, and Scott Mace of Troop 9 as they put new memorial
bricks into place after ceremonies July 24.


Viet Nam veteran John Hammett salutes in respect
during veteran's ceremonies July 24, his wife,
Dena, at his side. Ceremonies honored all veterans,
in particular CWO Robert Hammett and SSGT Chris
Strickland, who were killed in June 2008. CWO Ham-
mett in Iraq and SSGT Strickland in Afghanistan.


jobless list
By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
The Clewiston News
Of the approximately 17,000
people in Hendry County's labor
force, nearly 3,000 are without a
job, the state's Agency for Work-
force Innovation revealed this
week.
With the state mounting what
looks to be the early stages of a re-
covery, posting for the third straight
month slightly improved figures,
Hendry County continues hurt-
ing more than any other county in
Florida.
With a 16.1 percent unemploy-
ment rate locally, the takeaway is
that one out of every six "employ-
able" residents is without work in
Clewiston and LaBelle and their
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Boy Scout Troop 9 members Joseph and Michael McDaniel fold the flag after
ceremonies at Veterans Memorial Park July 24.


Jobless
Continued From Page 1

outer-lying areas.
Figures show the unemployment rate
dropping by .3 percent this month across
the state. This has brought the unemploy-
ment number in Florida to 11.7 percent,
down from its peak above 12 percent in
January.
It is the third consecutive monthly de-
cline in the state's unemployment rate and
the lowest rate since October 2009, reports
AWI.
But the battle isn't won yet. While rank-
ing at the top of the list, Hendry County is
by no means alone in high ranking, with
Flagler and St. Lucie counties rounding out
the top three, at 15.4 and 14.3 percent re-
spectively.
Neighboring Glades County reports that
12.1 percent of its workforce is without a
job -- a nearly full percentage point improve-
ment from the month before.
Nearby Palm Beach County reported
an 11.8 unemployment rate, although in-


dications from the Palm Beach County
Economic Development Office, which con-
ducted an independent study last year, are
that the Glades cities of Belle Glade, South
Bay and Pahokee see unemployment rates
between 30 and 40 percent -- which means
that roughly one out of every three residents
are without a job.
The reporting agency finds that the coun-
ties affected by the highest unemployment
figures experienced "seasonal declines in
agriculture and related industries."
This seems to be the case around the lake
area, with agriculture on uncertain terms
with the potential purchase of U.S. Sugar by
the state, as well as a focus from these in-
dustries to automate more and more jobs.
AWI reports that there are now 47 coun-
ties reporting double-digit unemployment
rates in June, up from 44 the previous month
-- only 20 counties are reporting single-digit
rates.
"This continuing decline in Florida's un-
employment rate is another strong indica-
tion that our economy is improving," said
Cynthia R. Lorenzo, AWI director.
Hendry County, meanwhile, has less to
be enthused about.


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In addition, this online section offers a
variety of online tools useful to prospective
home-buyers, including a mortgage calcula-
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Searches can be refined by location,
price range, number of bedrooms, number
of bathrooms, square feet, as well as by the
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on re-sales, foreclosures, newly constructed
or recently sold homes. One can even search
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"We are very excited to add this great
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Caloosa Belle/Patty Brant
Boy Scout Troop 9
S Scoutmaster Roy Riggs
1- lines up new memorial
bricks to be installed at
the Veterans Memorial
Park after ceremonies
on July 24. The cere-
mony and a fundraising
luncheon afterward help
bring attention to and
acquire money to com-
plete the veterans me-
morial. Bricks may still
/ be purchased for $100
/ each through American
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HCSO starts bicycle patrols --


The Hendry County Sheriff's Office bike
patrol unit consists of three deputies, Dep-
uty Joshua Woods, Deputy Clifton Green
and Deputy Daniel Cruz. These deputies are
three of the four assigned to Community Po-
licing in Hendry County. Due to the fact that
the community policing unit is countywide,
these bicycles are utilized on both East and
West sides of the county.
The bike patrol is mostly used for patrol
functions, but is also used for special events
such as: parades, community gatherings,
football games and other community polic-
ing opportunities. The bike is used to patrol
areas such as city parks, bike paths, down-
town areas and places where a vehicle may
have a difficult time operating.
The Advantages to Officers on Bikes are:
Bike officers can travel faster and farther


than foot officers, and they are able to patrol
areas unreachable by car.
Because they are silent, officers on bikes
can ride right up to the scene of a crime be-
fore they are noticed.
Bicycles are a great public relations tool-
an officer on a bike is much more approach-
able than one in a patrol car.
Bike officers also have the ability to better
enforce bicycle laws, monitor road condi-
tions for bicyclists, promote bike safety and
encourage crime prevention practices.
The most common areas patrolled are
the City of LaBelle and areas in Clewiston
that are patrolled by the sheriff's office such
as Harlem, Hookers Point and Twin Lakes.
The Community Policing Unit is a grant
funded program.


Arrest Reports


LaBelle
Jeffery Eric Delacruz, 27, was arrested July
21 and charged with obstruction of justice -
interfering, threatening, a victim, witness or
informant. B. Rowe, arresting officer.
Lauren Shaw Gee, 16, was arrested July
20 and charged with carrying a concealed
weapon firearm. T. Mimms, arresting offi-
cer.
John Harmon Goodman Jr., 42, was ar-
rested July 19 and charged with larceny
grand theft $300-$5,000. Det. Sgt. L. Morales
was arresting officer.
Cyril Lewis Banning, 43, was arrested
July 25 and charged with a nonmoving traf-
fic violation driving with a suspended license
habitual offender, and possession of mari-
juana under 20 grams. L. Chevalier, arresting
officer.
Hidee Lee Moro, 30, was arrested July 23
and charged with possession of cocaine and
possession of marijuana under 20 grams.
Sgt. Elver was arresting officer.
Cheryl Lynn Martinez, 49, was arrested
July 24 and charged with misuse of 911 or
E911 system fourth offense and making a
false report knowingly give false informa-
tion to law enforcement on an alleged crime.
Det. Sgt. F. Herrera was arresting officer.
Clewiston
Bobby Stewart, 16, was arrested July 20
and charged with burglary of an unoccupied
dwelling unarmed and grand theft $300-
$5,000. Det. R. Waldron. arresting officer.
Cohan Holder, 13, was arrested July 20
and charged with criminal mischief under
$200 and larceny grand theft $300-$5,000.
Det. R. Waldron was arresting officer.
James Lee Rourk, 28, was arrested July
24 and charged with possession of a con-
trolled substance without a prescription,
possession of marijuana under 20 grams,
and possession of drug equipment. R. Gar-
cia was arresting officer.
Juan Hernandez, 36, was arrested July 24
and charged with domestic violence battery
by strangulation. R. Garcia, arresting officer.
Joel Louis, 24, was arrested July 24 and
charged with dealing in stolen property. CPD
Officer M. Thomas was arresting officer.
Tara Jean Miller, 21, was arrested July 21
and charged with larceny of lost or delivered


by mistake credit card, illegal use of a credit
card using more than twice in six months to
obtain goods or over $100 in cash. A. Angell
was arresting officer.
Natalie Lashea Howard, 26, was arrested
July 21 and charged with illegally using cred-
it card twice in six months to obtain goods
or over $100 in cash, forgery of or altering
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Let in the jobs


cycling, 1275 Commerce Drive, LaBelle, Fl.,
33935 announced at 2:00 Friday, July 23, that
they would not be handing out paychecks.
This is the third time this has happened. La-
Belle needs more jobs from big companies.
Plain and simple.
There will never be a solely tourist based
economy in LaBelle! You need your blue col-
lar workers, like it or not. So please for the
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by Pat Dobbins
How many folks remember their parents
or grandparents talking about whooping
cough? It seems to be making a "come-
back." Vaccination for whooping cough
became available in the
1940s and it should be part
of your family's vaccina-
tion schedule. Healthcare
providers will make sure
the children they care for
are properly vaccinated for
whooping cough which is
medically known as pertus-
sis. New parents, grandpar- Patricia
ents and relatives should Dobbins
also get vaccinated before
being around a baby.
Whooping cough is a highly contagious
respiratory tract infection that can be a seri-
ous health threat, especially for infants. Fam-
ily members are usually the ones who pass it
along to infants. A typical case of whooping
cough starts with a cough and runny nose
lasting for one-to-two weeks with cough
gradually becoming more severe, followed
by weeks-to-months of rapid coughing fits
that sometimes end with a whooping sound.
Adults or older children in the homes could
have mild symptoms, so they may not real-
ize that they can pose a risk of transmission
to other family members. Whooping cough
is contagious before the severe coughing
starts and can still be contagious two-three
weeks after the coughing first started.
"There have been six cases of whoop-
ing cough (pertussis) in Hendry and Glades
Counties since January 2009 and recent


reports are showing that numerous states
are experiencing an increase in whooping
cough," said Pat Dobbins, Administrator
for the Hendry and Glades County Health
Departments. "It is important that parents
discuss whooping cough immunization or
booster with their healthcare providers."
Florida has 145 reported cases of whoop-
ing cough this year. Twenty-three of those
cases were reported in infants less than
three months of age. More than 900 cases
of whooping cough have been reported in
California this year, including five deaths in
infants less than three months of age. The
risk of death from whooping cough is great-
est in infants.
The best way to prevent whooping cough
is through immunizations. Infants and chil-
dren receive a series of four-five doses of
DTaP, a diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus con-
taining vaccine, with a booster at 10 to 11
years of age. However, protection provided
by the childhood series fades over time. All
persons age 11-64 can receive one dose of
Tdap, which protects against whooping
cough, tetanus and diphtheria. The vaccina-
tion cannot cause pertussis disease.
For more information about whooping
cough, talk to your healthcare provider or
contact the Hendry or Glades County Health
Departments. LaBelle: 863-674-4041, Clewis
ton: 863-983-1408, Moore Haven: 863-946-
0707.
Additional information about immuniza-
tions and whooping cough (pertussis) can
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tussis/.


Be the Wall: Binge



drinking could increase



osteoporosis risk


Binge-drinking teenagers may be putting
themselves at risk for future osteoporosis
and bone fractures, according to research-
ers at Loyola University Health System.
The new study found binge drinking dis-
rupts genes involved in the bone formation
of rats. The study is published in the July-
August issue of the journal Alcohol and Al-
coholism.
Bone biologist John Callaci, PhD, one of
the principle researchers in the study, cau-
tioned that data from animals don't directly
translate to people, but the findings suggest
that this could be a problem with humans.
Bone mass is lost throughout adult life as
part of the aging process.
Thus, anything that inhibits the build up
of bone mass during the critical years of
adolescence and young adulthood could in-
crease the risk of osteoporosis and fractures
in later life.
A 2008 study by Callaci and colleagues
found that adolescent rats exposed to alco-
hol in amounts comparable to that of binge
drinkers had 15 percent less bone build-up
than control rats exposed to saline solution.
The new study examined the effects of binge
drinking on genes.
Rats received injections of alcohol that
resulted in a blood alcohol level of 0.28. Rats
were exposed to binge amounts of alco-
hol on either three consecutive days (acute
binge) or three consecutive days for four
weeks in a row (chronic binge). They were
compared to control rats who received sa-


line.
Researchers found that about 300 bone-
related genes were disrupted in rats exposed
to acute binge drinking and 180 bone-relat-
ed genes were disrupted in rats exposed to
chronic binge drinking.
In the affected genes, alcohol either in-
creased or decreased the amount of asso-
ciated RNA, which serves as the template
for making proteins, the building blocks of
bones and other tissue.
This change in how genes are expressed
disrupted molecular pathways responsible
for normal bone metabolism and mainte-
nance of bone mass.
In one of the most disturbing findings,
researchers found that the gene disruption
was long-lasting. Even after 30 days of so-
briety, the genes still were being expressed
differently. Thirty days in a rat's lifespan is
roughly equivalent to about three years in a
human lifespan, according to the research
team.
The findings might help in the develop-
ment of new drugs to minimize bone loss
in alcohol abusers and in other people who
are at risk for osteoporosis for other reasons.
The study was supported by a grant from the
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Al-
coholism.
Source: CADCA Coalitions Online newsletter
July 22, 2010
DID YOU KNOW: Most Hendry County
teens don't need alcohol to have a good
time!


Community Briefs


Aerial mosquito treatments
Hendry County will conduct aerial adult
mosquito control operations over the coun-
ty as mosquito population levels warrant.
The treatments will be performed during
evening hours, weather permitting.
The insecticide to treat for adult mosqui-


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If you have any questions concerning this
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Puppy missing from Humane Society kennel


by Patty Brant
Caloosa Belle
Thursday morning, July 22, Caloosa Hu-
mane Society staff had a few extra duties
to perform. They had to fix a screen door
that someone pushed in so they could help
themselves to a tiny puppy.
Apparently, someone liked the puppy
enough to force their way in and steal this
eight-week old black fluffy male puppy, leav-
ing his sister behind.
The thief picked his way over the fence
enclosing the back compound and pushed
in the screen on the back door of a porch
area housing several dogs.
Fortunately, the Rat Terrier/Pomeranian


or Spitz mix had already been neutered.
Other dogs have been stolen from the
humane society. Last year a Rottweiler was
stolen. Puppies to be picked up as Christmas
presents came up missing several times.
Caloosa Humane Society Executive Di-
rector Suzanne Bonnell said the organization
needs to upgrade its security system, but the
money just isn't in the budget. She's hoping
donations will make it happen one day.
As a non-profit organization, the Caloosa
Humane Society exists strictly on donations
- there are no funds from any governmental
group or other organization. Of course, do-
nations are tax deductible.
As always, the facility needs donations


of dog and cat food, litter, bleach, towels,
Dawn dish soap, laundry soap, paper towels
and toilet paper.
At this time the humane society has 15
kittens, 6 adult cats and 29 dogs all looking
for good homes. Volunteers are a valuable
part of the humane society team and there
are never enough. It's a great way to spend
your summer vacation, evenings or week-
ends.
The humane society is closed on Sunday
and Monday; open Tuesday 11-7; Wednes-
day-Friday 11-4; and Saturday 10-5.
Call 675-0997.


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Kids had a ball at Barron Library last
week finding out all about wild animals
- monkeys, elephants and lions. Sto-
ries, games, crafts and even a safari
right inside the library brought these
exotic animals to life for these young-
sters.


Submitted photo
This cute little fella was taken from the
humane society.

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Wild animal safari at library


Children enjoyed a Wild Animal Safari at
Barron Library, as part of the Summer Story
Time last Tuesday.
Patrick Gallagher, an employee, enter-
tained them with a game and two short
books, then took the children through the
library looking for wild animals.
At three different stations, children
learned about monkeys, elephants and li-
ons.
Some of the fun facts they learned: mon-
keys never catch colds or eat banana peels,


elephants' ears aid in ventilation and they
eat 495 lbs. of food per day, lions can weigh
between 330 and 530 lbs, and run at 80 kilo-
meters per hour.
All of the 70 plus children had the op-
portunity to make a paper plate animal face,
choosing either a monkey, elephant or lion.
At the next Summer Story Time, on
Tuesday, August 3, Miss Kasey Davis will be
teaching children about different musical in-
struments, and they will be making one of
their own. The event will start at 10:30 a.m.


Notice of Budget Hearing

The Hendry County School District will soon
consider a budget for 2010-2011. A public hearing to
make a DECISION on the budget AND TAXES will
be held on August 3, 2010, at 5:30 PM. at the School
Board Meeting Room, Hendry County Court House
25 East Hickpochee Avenue, Labelle, Florida. For
more information please contact the School Board
Finance Department at (863) 674-4100.


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United Way announces new


board chair and members


Fort Myers, Fla. (July 20, 2010)
-At The United Way Annual Meet-
ing, Larry Hart, Lee County Assis-
tant Tax Collector and United Way
Board Chair announced that Joe
Catti of FineMark National Bank
had been elected as the new Board
Chair.
In addition, four community
leaders have been elected to the Joe
United Way of Lee, Hendry, and Catti
Glades board of directors. The new
board members include: Robert Bond,
Store Manager, JC Penney at Edison Mall;
Mary Beth Carroll, Partner, Hilliard Broth-
ers; Heidi Colgate-Tamblyn, Lee County
President for SunTrust Bank, Southwest
Florida; Denise Wheeler, Managing Share-
holder, Fort Myers Office of Fowler White
Boggs; and Judith Zimomra, City Manager,
City of Sanibel. The new board members
were elected at the Annual Meeting of the
United Way in June.
The board of directors over sees the or-
ganization's fundraising, fund distribution,
and community planning efforts. Last year
in our community, more than 300,000 peo-
ple's lives were touched by United Way of
Lee, Hendry and Glades 72 partner agen-
cies and 160 initiatives. These services are
fueled by an annual campaign that raised


more than $8 million in 2009-
2010.
Since the inception of United
Way in 1957, $95.9 million dollars
lT have been raised in our communi-
ty. All money raised in the United
Way campaign stays in the local
community to help support the lo-
cal human service network. United
Way partner agencies and initia-
tives like Alvin A. Dubin Alzheim-
er's Resource Center, Children's
Advocacy Center, Big Brothers Big Sisters,
LARC and United Way 211 serve a diverse
range of needs in our community such as
nurturing children and youth, strengthen-
ing families, meeting critical needs such as
helping the elderly and disabled live inde-
pendently, and empowering communities
by bringing health and human services to
neighborhoods.
In addition to raising funds for human
service organizations in our community,
the United Way promotes partnerships and
collaborations among agencies and initia-
tives, helping them to work together focus-
ing on issues and solutions that continue to
improve lives. For more information please
call United Way of Lee, Hendry, and Glades
at (239) 433-2000 or visit www.unitedway-
lee.org.


Obituaries


Dilsey 'Gail' Lee
LABELLE Dilsey "Gail" Lee, LaBelle, passed
away July 23, 2010.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m., Aug. 7, 2010,
at the 1st Baptist Church of LaBelle, 330 N. Main
St.
Arrangements by Barrett and Waters Funeral
Care, 2305 Henderson Ave., Ft. Myers, FL 33916.
John C. Spriggs, 78
LABELLE -John C. Spriggs, age 78, of La-
Belle, Florida, died July 20, 2010, after a long
battle with cancer.
He was born September 21, 1931, in Quincy,
Ky., to the late Charley and Nano Bradley
Spriggs. John was a distinguished educator, re-
tiring in 1994 with 30 years with the Palm Beach
County School District of West Palm Beach, and
ten years with the Lewis County School District
at Lewis County High School in Vanceburg, Ky.
He was president of the Florida Education Asso-
ciation, the Palm Beach County Teachers Asso-
ciation, and the Palm Beach County Counselors
Association and a director of the United States
Council of Urban Education. He was appointed
a member of the State of Florida Professional
Practices Council, and served as treasurer for
Lewis County Government in Vanceburg, Ky.
John retired as an Assistant Personnel Director
of the School District of Palm Beach County.
Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Eldene
Kennedy Spriggs of LaBelle, Fla.; two sons, Rolf
(Joy) and Eric Spriggs of Quincy, Ky.; one
daughter, Lisa (Paul) Horton of Palm Beach
Gardens, Fla.; one grandson, Beau Bradley Hor-
ton of Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.; and two


granddaughters, Keli Horton of Palm Beach Gar-
dens, Fla., and Whitney Spriggs of Quincy, Ky.,
Memorial services will be held in North Palm
Beach, FL, at 2 p.m., on August 7, at First Baptist
Lake Park, 625 Park Ave. and in Kentucky at 1
p.m. on September 18 at the Quincy Christian
Church. A private internment will be held in
Kentucky.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may
be made to the Boy's and Girl's Club of Lewis
County, P.O. Box 158 Vanceburg, KY 41179.
Arrangements made by Akin-Davis Funeral
Home in LaBelle, Fla.
Lloyd Edwin Porterfield, 60
LABELLE -Lloyd Edwin Porterfield, age 60,
of LaBelle, passed away July 24, 2010, in Lehigh
Acres.
He was born Nov. 22, 1949, in Fort Myers, the
son of the late Paul Martin Porterfield and Ann
Lorraine (Taylor) Porterfield. He was a lifetime
resident of LaBelle. Lloyd earned a Bachelor's
Degree from Western Carolina University and
was a veteran of the Air Force. He was manag-
er of Porterfield Oil Co. and worked there his
entire life.
Survivors include his mother, Ann Lorraine
Porterfield; sister, Paula Bischel; and nephew,
Loren Bischel, all of LaBelle.
Services were held Wed. July 28, 2010, 10 a.m.
at Akin-Davis Funeral Home in LaBelle with Pas-
tor L. W Howard officiating. Interment followed
in Fort Denaud Cemetery, LaBelle.
Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home -
LaBelle.


Tormes joins program Community Briefs


The 20th Judicial Circuit
Guardian ad Litem Program
announces the addition of
Jorge Tormes, Attorney, to
the legal team. Mr. Tormes
is a University of Florida
Law School graduate with
expertise in family law, in-
cluding domestic violence
and divorces. Jorge
In Gainesville, Florida, Tormes
he served abused, neglected and aban-
doned children through the Guardian ad
Litem Program as an Attorney ad Litem
volunteer. Based in Fort Myers' Guardian ad
Litem office, Mr. Tormes will be serving chil-
dren throughout the five county area.


Speak up for kids
Anyone interested in the Guardian ad
Litem Program should contact Angela
Boykin, at 863-674-4190, for more informa-
tion or see www.guardianadlitem.org.

Salvation Army open longer
The Salvation Army of LaBelle has ex-
tending its hours on Wednesdays only. It is
now open from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on Wednes-
days. Regular hours for Monday, Tuesday,
Thursday, and Friday will still be 9 a.m.-2
p.m. Please feel free to call if you have any
questions 863-674-1441.


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PRIMARY ELECTION
EARLY VOTING or ABSENTEE BALLOTS
The Supervisor of Elections, Lucretia A. Strickland will be mailing Sample
Ballots to every registered voter for the Primary Election to be held August
24, 2010. If you do not receive one please call the Elections office and verify
that we have the correct address on file. We also have Primary Election bal-
lots available for Absentee Voting and Early Voting. Early Voting will be
Monday through Saturday beginning August 9, to August 21, 2010. At the
LaBelle Elections Office, 25 E. Hickpochee Ave., daily 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
and the Clewiston Office, 100 E. El Paso Ave., daily 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and
2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Anyone unable to Vote their ballot without assistance
such as blind, loss of limb, or illiterate, please contact the Supervisor of
Elections. For more information or to request your absentee ballot call 983-
1592, or 675-5230.

ELECTION PRIMARIA
VOTAR TEMPRANO o VOTAR EN AUSENCIA
La Supervisor de Elecciones, Lucretia A. Strickland va a mandar por
correo boletas de ejemplo para todo votante registrado para la Eleccion de la
Primaria. Si usted no recibe una, por favor llame a la oficina de elecciones
para verificar que su direction este correct Tambien tenemos boletas de
Primaria de Eleccion para votar temprano y votar en ausencia de Lunes a
Sabado, empesando el 9 de Agosto 2010, hasta el 21 de Agosto 2010. En la
oficina de elecciones en LaBelle, 25 E. Hickpochee Ave. diario de las 9:00
a.m. a las 5:00 p.m. y en la oficina de Clewiston, 100 E. El Paso Ave. de las
8:00 a.m. a la 1:00 p.m. y 2:00 p.m. a las 5:00 p.m. Cualquier persona incapaz
de votar su boltea sin ayuda tal como persiana, perdida de miembro o anal-
fabeta. Por favor pongase en contact con la supervisor of elecciones. Para
mas information o preguntas para votar en ausencia, por favor llame 983-
1592, o 675-5230.

Lucretia A. Strickland
Supervisor of Elections
Hendry County, Florida


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From left to right are Laura Smith, Al Perry, Darrell Harris, Dwight Hatfield, and Ron Zimmerly. Laura, Al, Dwight and Ron
are all candidates for the County Commission District 4 seat being vacated by the retirement of Kevin McCarthy. Darrell
is the incumbent District 2 Commissioner. He will face newcomer Andy Herrero on the November ballot.


Public gets look at local candidates


Submitted by John Capece
Candidates for Hendry County Commis-
sioner answered questions at a public forum
sponsored by the Rotary Club of LaBelle on
July 21 in the LaBelle Civic Center.
The only competitor attending from the
District 2 race was Commissioner Darrell
Harris.
All contenders for the District 4 seat be-
ing vacated by Kevin McCarthy participated
in the forum. Dwight Hatfield is the lone
Democratic Party candidate in District 4,
while three political newcomers Ron Zim-
merly, Laura Smith and Al Perry are vying
to win the August 24 primary election to be-
come the Republican Party candidate in the
November 2 general election.
Half the voters of District 4 live in the
neighborhoods of Clewiston north of SR80.
The other half resides in Montura and the
eastern portions of Port LaBelle. The bal-
ance of Port LaBelle voters reside in District
2, represented by Darrell Harris who is seek-


ing his third term as County Commissioner.
Questioners from the audience asked
contestants to describe their prior involve-
ment with city and county government, pri-
orities for the county, how they will decide
between higher taxes or reduced spend-
ing, opinions on replacing or repairing the
hurricane-damaged county substation in
Clewiston, and their position on Florida
Constitutional Amendment 4 (Hometown
Democracy).
All candidates shared opposition to
Hometown Democracy, which would usurp
County Commission power by placing all
proposed development land use changes
on the ballot for voters to accept or reject.
Another area of agreement was the need
for new economic development, but with
short-term public spending cuts to deal with
reduced county revenues from falling prop-
erty values.
On the Clewiston substation issue, Smith,
Perry and Hatfield favor repairing the exist-
ing building damaged by Hurricane Wilma.


Zimmerly favored letting "FEMA make the
County whole" using a million dollar federal
grant to provide a hurricane-safe building,
but spending no County funds.


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Glades could house world's largest solar panel


FPL in talks with local leaders to site 100 megawatt solar project


By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
Glades County Democrat
FPL is in advanced discussions with
Glades County leaders to site a 100 mega-
watt solar panel project in Glades County.
Two years into discussions about the proj-
ect, the company is hoping that legislation
will make the possible $400 million invest-
ment a reality.

Photovoltaic Power
According to Tracy Whirls, Glades
County Economic Development direc-
tor, if built the project will be similar in
technology to a solar project in Desoto
County, which made national news this
year when President Barack Obama
toured the site and encouraged FPL's
work in developing and pursuing alter-
native energy systems.
The Glades County site will be capa-
ble of producing four times the power
of its sister project -- easily making it the
world's largest -- and will output almost
double the capacity of sites in Spain and
Germany, two nations which have been
leading the charge in producing solar
projects.
The technology driving the new proj-
ect is known as Solar Photovoltaic, which
features the same solar panel technol-
ogy found on orbiting satellites, but rather
than placed on an electronic appendage,
the panels are laid out in neat rows on a
field to capture the sun's energy.
Once running, the project is expected
to have the capacity to supply power to
12,000 homes, but company officials have
already said the project will be built with
scalability in mind. There is the potential
to grow it further if the need is such, said
Ms. Whirls.

Possible site
FPL has identified a field located at the
intersection of State Road 78 and State
Road 29 in Glades County, on sod farm
property owned mostly by Lykes Broth-
ers for the project. The area on which the
panels will be installed is approximately
1,000 acres.
According to Ms. Whirls, the company
said the site is a good location for the so-
lar panels, both for the cost of locating in
rural Glades County, and based on stud-
ies which show that the land is perfectly
suited to the technology.
The company has reportedly been in
negotiation with Lykes Brothers for the
property and has internally generated a
survey of the site.
Aside from its plans in Glades County,
FPL is also working with Hendry County
to construct a 7.3-mile long transmission
line to hook the panel project up to the lo-
cal power grid to feed the generated elec-
tricity to other areas.

What this means for the area
Once installed, the panels require very lit-


tle maintenance, but the expectation is that
approximately 1,200 temporary jobs will be
created during the time it will take to con-
struct the project.
With unemployment as high as it is in
the area, Ms. Whirls welcomes the jobs,
and spoke about the economic benefits
1,200 workers will have on local com-
merce in Moore Haven, LaBelle and
Clewiston.
However, unless the various electron-
ic components of the project are com-
promised -- an inverter needing replac-
ing or a panel suffering damage -- the
project will operate strictly by computer,
and as an example the tops of the pan-
els which collect the sun's energy auto-
matically adjust themselves as the sun
moves in the sky.
The initial construction of the project
is expected to generate $8 million in tax-
es for the county, but it is the possibility
of attracting further interest that has of-
ficials like Ms. Whirls excited.
FPL had previously been engaged
in talks to locate a coal power plant in
Glades County, but stepped away from
the project in the face of opposition from
environmentalists and other groups.
To be true, the solar project cannot
compare to the economic booms that the
coal power project promised, but is an


Public Testing of
Tabulation Equipment
The Hendry County Canvassing
Board will convene at the
Supervisor of Elections Office,
25 E. Hickpochee Ave., LaBelle,
at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, August
5, 2010 for the Testing of the
Tabulation Equipment to be used
in the Primary Election to be
held on August 24, 2010.

El pdblico que Prueba
del Equipo de Tabulaci6n
El Condado de Hendry Junta de
Escrutinio en el Supervisor de la
Oficina de Elecciones, 25 E.
Hickpochee Avda., LaBelle, a las
2:00 de la tarde el Jueves, 5 de
Agosto de 2010 para el Probar del
Equipo de Tabulaci6n para ser
utilizado en la Eleccion de
Primaria el 24 de Agosto de
2010..


Lucretia A. Strickland
Supervisor of Elections
Hendry County, Florida
July 29, 2010
ES. 101.5612


excellent step in the right direction, Ms.
Whirls said.
The director talked about the possibility
of generating the interest of the manufactur-
ers of the solar panels themselves.
"As more of these projects are permit-
ted, then it's likely that economic develop-
ment people in the state will be able to re-
cruit companies like Sunpower, who have
already expressed interest ... in the state of
Florida," said Ms. Whirls.
FPL itself has said it would be open to
similar projects in even neighboring Hen-
dry County. But before then, the company
would like legislators to put in place leg-
islation so that they can more quickly re-
coup their costs.

The next step
"We will do whatever we can to
support the project," said Ms. Whirls.
"Mostly our efforts at this point have
been trying to work with our legislators
and those folks to get the renewable
energy legislation passed. We'll be con-
centrating on it a lot between now and
the regular session in March."
According to her, the company is look-
ing to the state to adopt a standard requir-
ing a certain percentage of electricity gen-
erated in Florida to be produced through


renewable resources, or to pass legislation
that would authorize them to build a cer-
tain number of projects within a year and
recover the cost from the rate payers.
"That is the last sticking point," she
said. "The concern from lawmakers is
that with a bad economy there are people
struggling to pay their bills. Can they af-
ford to pay extra in order to have these
renewable projects go online?"
Ms. Whirls believes the answer is yes.
While it is true that passing the cost to rate
payers would result in customers paying
more, the actual cost would be some-
where in the neighborhood of about $1 a
month, or less.
Though no definite timeline has been
issued, with the legislation question still
in the air, there is no indication of when
construction could begin, but in previous
years when similar legislation has been
adopted, FPL has taken less than a year to
begin construction.
Ms. Whirls hopes that is the case, both
for the company and the county.
"Glades County has always made it very
clear that we were willing to partner with
FPL," she said.


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Children's play

next weekend
The Firehouse Cultural Center's Chil-
dren's Summer Theater Program proudly
presents Through the Looking Glass, in
association with Pioneer Drama Service,
Inc., adapted by James DeVita, music and
lyrics by Bill Francoeur.
Showtimes are August 5, 6, 7 at 7 p.m.
and Sunday, Aug. 8 at 2 p.m. Tickets are
$10 at the door or $7 in advance. To order
tickets, call the box office at 863-675-3066
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Church Briefs
CMUMC plans yard sale
Carlson Memorial United Methodist will
have a yard sale Saturday, July 31, beginning
at 8 a.m. and ending at 1 p.m.

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



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4-H'ers learn how State Legislature works


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More than 200 4-H youth from across the
state traveled to Tallahassee June 21-25 to
participate in a week long mock Legislative
session held at the State Capital. Andy McA-
voy, Matthew Ruch, Sara Sutterfield, Ashley
White and Ethan Zimmerly were among the
Hendry County Leadership/Citizenship 4-H
Club members who attended Florida 4-H
Legislature. These club members began pre-
paring for the week long event in February.
With both a House and a Senate in ses-
sion, teen legislators, lobbyists and reporters
debated a variety of issues and learned how
the government works. The Florida 4-H Leg-
islature conducted business with an acting
governor, lieutenant governor and cabinet.
Veteran Hendry County members played the
role of Legislators while the first year mem-
bers learned about lobbying.
All of the members did an excellent job
debating the issues. There were impressive
arguments both for and against many pro-
posed bills. Sara Sutterfield acted as lobbyist.
Matthew Ruch participated on the State 4-H
Legislature Planning Committee that met
throughout the year. Senator Ruch was the
chairperson for the Government Commerce
and Transportation Committee as well as the
Gold Party Whip chairperson. Andy McAvoy,
Ashley White and Ethan Zimmerly acted as
Representatives. Representative White re-
ceived the "Hot Sauce Award" for the pass-
ing of the first bill during the 2010 session.
Representative Zimmerly was nominated for
the prestigious "Chris Allen Award." Nomi-


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on the knowledge of the individual as a Rep-
resentative, Senator, Lobbyist or a Reporter.
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as of September 1 of the current 4-H year to
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ber of the 4-H Legislature Club, contact the
4-H office at 674-4092 or 983-1598. The 4-H
Legislature Club is led by Mrs. Marsha Bech-
tel.
A big thank you goes out to Mrs. Bechtel
for the preparation and leadership provided
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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
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9:00 a.m. Traditional Service
10:00 a.m. Sunday School
11:00 a.m. Contemporary Service


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9:15 a.m '~i l. 1, Worship
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July 29, 2010


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LaBelle Sports Network JMid-i elle Reportl


LHS football eyes improvement for 2010

After two years of rebuilding and retool- The Cowboys have stuck with the four- bearing. But the kids need to be at practice be on Aug. 9. The Kickoff Classic preseason
ing the LaBelle High School football pro- man front on defense the past couple of and they need to be in the weight room and game against Immokalee High School will
gram, third-year head varsity coach Hal Ben- years, but Bennett changed the offense from there needs to be accountability." be held Aug. 27, and the regular season
nett is expecting significant improvement in a one-back spread to a triple-option that is a The first practice for the Cowboys will starts Sept. 3.


2010.
"I really think we are ready to turn some
heads," said Bennett, who played football at
the school and served as an assistant coach
beginning in 2004 before taking over the
reins as head coach in 2008. "We should
be very much improved in all facets of the
game and at most positions."


mirror of what is used at the Naval Academy
and Georgia Tech."
Conditioning and discipline are two im-
portant catchwords for LaBelle High School
football.
"You've got to be in shape and you've got
to have discipline," Bennett said. "You can
have discipline without being militarily over-


Junior Pro Basketball Grew


from "Pipe" Dream to Reality


Forty-three years ago in LaBelle, 15 kids
tossed a basketball into a makeshift basket
constructed of a truck tire with a backboard
clamped onto a pipe. LaBelle Junior Pro
Basketball was born.
Today, the organization consists of ap-
proximately 35 kids in the kindergarten
through second grade program, four "B"
teams (third grade through fifth grade), four
"A" teams (sixth grade through eighth grade)
and four girls teams (third grade and up).
"I started the organization in 1967 to give
kids something to do, to teach them the
fundamentals of basketball and show them


With the weather cooperating and the
volunteers coming through once again, the
LaBelle Little League enjoyed another suc-
cessful season in 2010.
Capturing their division championships
were the Cardinals in the Majors Division
and the Marlins in the Juniors Division.
Two of the league's four All-Star teams
the 9-10 squad and the Seniors squad (14-
16) -both advanced to the championship
game before bowing out to Lehigh.
"It was a great season with a lot of
kids participating," said Tammy Kay Bass,
President of the league. "And we especially
want to thank all the coaches who volun-


how discipline in sports is similar to disci-
pline in life," said Darrell Harris, who played
basketball at LaBelle High School and still
holds the record for most points scored in
a season. "Most kids come back year after
year and have the same teammates."
The youngest group practices fundamen-
tals on Saturday mornings from late Novem-
ber through February. The "A," "B" and girls
teams play 10-game schedules in their own
divisions.
Those interested in becoming involved in
LaBelle Junior Pro Basketball should contact
Harris at d r harris@yahoo.com.


teered their time."
This past season, the league consisted
of four coed Tee-Ball teams (ages 4-5), five
Rookies teams (6-7), six Minors squads
(8-11), four Majors teams (9-12), three Ju-
niors squads (13-15) and one Seniors team
(13-16). For softball, there were two Mi-
nors teams (7-8), two Majors teams (9-12)
and two Seniors teams (13-16). Baseball
and softball home games are played at the
Davis Pratt Park Field.
For more information about LaBelle
Little League, visit www.eteamz.com/La-
BelleLittleLeagueInc/index.cfm.


LaBelle High School 2010 senior football players.

Sports Shorts


Sign up for baseball
Fall Babe Ruth baseball, a league based
out of LeHigh, is looking to add a couple
teams in the LaBelle area. Sign ups will be
held at the Winn-Dixie Saturday, July 31,
from 9 a.m.-noon. Practices to be held in
LaBelle and games played in LaBelle and
LeHigh.
Registration fees are $35 and include a
hat and jersey. Tryouts will be Sept. 2 and
3 at Davis-Pratt Park with times to be an-
nounced. Opening day is Sept. 18. Season
will run from Sept. 18 till around Thanksgiv-
ing. Ages 9-12 are eligible. All registration
fees will be refunded to players not placed
on a team. Amount of teams available de-
pends on the amount of players signed up.
Coaches applications are also being accept-
ed. For additional information, please con-
tact Marty Howell at 673-2136.

Pop Warner physical
All Pop Warner participants must have a
physical 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 e-mail at debbie w alex-
ander@yahoo.com.


LHS Fall Football Camp
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 9th through 12th graders inter-
ested in playing football. Check-in to the
camp will be August 4 from 7-9:00 p.m. at
the entrance to the gymnasium at LaBelle
High School. The camp will run from August
4-9. Anyone interested must have a FHSAA
physical form and parent consent form that
can be obtained at the front office of LaBelle
High School or online at www.fhsaa.org. For
more information please contact Head Foot-
ball 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 Fri-
day, August 13. Regular practices will begin
Monday, August 16.

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


July 29, 2010








From stones to jewelry T ,


by Patty Brant
Caloosa Belle
A lifetime of clearing trees and work-
ing for an oil company for a living may not
sound like a good way to get into women's
jewelry as a hobby, but that's where Dean
Tanner's interests are turning now. And he's
enjoying every minute of it.
As an enthusiastic hunter, Dean has made
many treks to the West Colorado and Mon-
tana in particular from his LaBelle home.
During one recent trip a buddy got him in-
terested in the incredible wealth of beauti-
ful rocks all around those hunting grounds.


Caloosa Belle/Patty Brant
Dean Tanner displays a tray of jewelry
he made from stones he picked up
along the way.


Now he's as interested in hunting the "jew-
els" as he is the game.
Finding them is just the beginning.
His interest in creating beautiful pieces of
art from pieces of rock piqued, Dean learned
all he could about the process, ordered the
necessary equipment and got down to the
business of becoming a lapidary (cutter or
engraver of stones).
He takes large stones with interesting col-
ors and markings and slices them into 1/4
inch slabs, removes the oil from the rock
and glues a bolt on the back for easy han-
dling. He trims and shapes them on wheels
from 8000 to 300 grit, then polishes them to
a high gloss on a carpet wheel.
After a soak in an acetone bath to loosen
the glue and remove the bolt, he mounts his
new treasures in frames for pendants, rings,
bracelets, earrings, bolos, etc.
Beauty is where you find it, and Dean
Tanner is discovering it in all kinds of rocks,
even in the bottoms of old glass bleach or
beer bottles. He takes pleasure in "grind-
ing pretty things" cabachons gemstones
which are shaped and polished rather than
faceted.
And he says he's having a great time just
watching the ladies try to pick out their fa-
vorite.
Dean is donating many of his precious
pieces to support the 4-H scholarship pro-
gram. His son Scott grew up in 4-H and was
strong in the Felda 4-H program before he
died in 2003.
You will find some of his best work in the
silent auction at the LaBelle Youth Livestock
and Ag Show benefit this Saturday, July
31, at the LaBelle Civic Center. Many of his
pieces will also be door prizes. As always,
the last ticket drawn will be worth $5,000
and may be split by the last five ticket hold-
ers. Proceeds from the event will go to 4-H
scholarship fund. Tickets are $100 each and
include a great steak dinner grilled by the
Cattlemen's Association.
Dean is also donating a number of his
beautiful pieces to the Danny Woosley
Scholarship Fund for a silent auction.


BIRTHDAY


Do you know who this
birthday boy is?...


FLINT BELL


Be sure to tell him Happy
Birthday on Friday, July 30th!


Last day of camp
Kids at the Hendry-LaBelle Rec Summer Camp at UES got a special treat on
their last day. Ronald McDonald brought his smile and bag of magic tricks
to share with them. There were 96 kids enrolled for this six-week summer
program. Many thanks go to the LaBelle Kiwanis Club for their generous
donation, along with LaBelle Assembly of God for the movies, Winn-Dixie in
LaBelle and Riverdale for hamburgers and hot dogs, Wayne Jackson for use
of his cooler and, of course, Ronald McDonald. Kids enjoyed trips to the pool
in Immokalee, and other field trips and even put on a talent show. Fifteen
counselors shared their talents and love with the kids, as well. Here Ronald
puts on a little joke for the kids, with the help of three of the older campers.



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Corps adjusts


Lake 0


releases
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. The U.S. Army
Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District
modified water releases from Lake Okeecho-
bee beginning at 7 a.m. July 23. The 14-day
release has a new target flow to the St. Lucie
Estuary, measured at St. Lucie Lock and Dam
(S-80), of 730 cubic feet per second (cfs).
The new target flow to the Caloosahatchee
Estuary is 2,000 cfs. Flows to the west will
be measured at the WP. Franklin Lock and
Dam (S-79), which is located west of the
previous measuring point, the Moore Haven
Lock and Dam (S-77). These changes are in
accordance with the 2008 Lake Okeechobee
Regulation Schedule (2008 LORS).
The Corps has closely monitored Lake
Okeechobee water levels, and releases have
been adjusted in response to changes in pre-
cipitation and inflows to the lake. Significant
rainfall fell on the Lower Kissimmee River
Basin (south of Lake Kissimmee) over the
July 4 weekend, and the lake level rose from
13.89 ft. NGVD on June 30 to 14.41 ft. on July
11. On July 11 lake releases were increased
to approximately 1,800 cfs to the east and
4,000 cfs to the west.
Lake Okeechobee's water level on July
22 was 14.10 ft, and at the end of the new
release period on August 5, it is projected to
be approximately at 13.80 ft.
"Because the lake level is still high, and
seasonal predictions indicate releases are
needed, we've decided to make releases up
to 2,000 cfs to the west and 730 cfs to the
east, said LTC Michael Kinard, Jacksonville
District Deputy Commander for South Flor-
ida. "We know these rates are higher than
what people who want us to protect the es-
tuaries would like, but our goal is to keep
the lake level on a downward trend to in-
crease capacity for future storm events while
reducing the likelihood of large fluctuations
in releases. Available storage capacity will
help us protect the Herbert Hoover Dike and
public safety."
The 2008 LORS Water Control Plan Ad-
ditional Operational Flexibility guidance al-
lows for this type of adjustment to releases.
The use of Additional Operational Flexibility
requires specifying both a time period as
well as a desired outcome for the release.
The period of flow is 14 days, and the de-
sired goal is to restore the storage capacity
lost in the last significant rainfall event.
With Florida landfall of the Tropical
Storm Bonnie expected last Friday, adjust-
ments were to be made to coastal discharg-
es based on local basin runoff as needed.
For more information on water level
and flow 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/WaterRe-
sources/WaterMgt/index.htm. For ques-
tions and inquiries, please contact Nanci-
ann Regalado at 904.334.8954 (mobile) or
nanciann.e.regalado@usace.army.mil.


Caloosa Belle/Dale Conyers

Safe drivers
The LaBelle High School Drivers Ed class graduated another set of good motorists recently. Young drivers learn the
skills that will provide a lifetime of safety for themselves and others on the roads. Instructor Ron Dunbar would like
to thank Langford Ford for over 37 years of service to the drivers ed program. Pictured from left: Pat Langford, Tyler
O'Ferrell, Clay Cooper, Andrea Lutkenhaus, Nancy Garza, Carlos Santillan, Derek Bass and Ron Dunbar.


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July 29, 2010





July 29, 2010


Caloosa Belle


Witches Brew


By Pudge Lehman
I've lost so many friends lately that have
brought joy to all around them. Sharon Co-
chran, Louise Kennington and Sherri Cra-
ichy. They have been in my life for almost
forty years and that is a lot of laughter and
good memories. Now that Sherri is gone I
will be flying over LaBelle on Halloween by
myself. How sad is that...
I've discovered gift bags. Somehow you
accumulate a lot of them and instead of
keeping stuff in a box, use a bag. I keep a
small bag next to my chair with nail clippers,
files, emery boards and a cuticle pusher-
backer.
Nooo, I don't actually do my nails any-
more but it looks so pretty.

Community Brief


Fisheating Creek

campground

improvements under way
Fisheating Creek Campground renova-
tions include a new camp store and visitor
check-in building, repairs to the bathhouses
and a general spruce up. Traffic is rerouted
through an interim visitor check-in. Follow
all signs and instructions when entering
and exiting the campground. A new con-
cessionaire, Fisheating Creek Outpost, Inc.,
is operating at the campground, offering
high quality recreational experiences at the
campground and creek.


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3/2, 2 car garage, acre/ fruit trees +3 Fisherman's Paradise
pool, 1.5+ acs. Boat car detached on protected harbor
slip, covered dock, garage. Great river access, huge
246' +/- riverfront neighborhood oaks, fenced, gated

PAUL ROSER
REALTORS
863-675-0898 OFC
PERSONAL ATTENTION
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Nikki@NikkiYeagerRoser.com Paul@PaulRoser.com
289/564-2005 cell 289/564-2002 cell


ACREAGE SOUTH OF
LABELLE. 13 acre min.
parcels available up to 120
acres. $4,800 per acre.
Seller if, .-... Great area
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Lots of .1 II ,
S offers.
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Call Linda at 863-517-1153
Linda Dekle Davis Lic. Real Estate Broker
Nancy C. Manson Sales Assoc.
Call Nancy at239-872-5487

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When you freeze your
hamburger patties to put
in a freezer bag, cut out
the meat label and rinse
it off and put it in the bag.
Then you know where
and when you bought it.
As fun as cleaning
can be, rev up your spirits by turning on
some music. Close all the blinds and dance
around while cleaning.
Once I forgot to close the blinds and the
police showed up. Something about a pub-
lic display... Who knew! I just looked in the
mirror and remarked "How nice it is that
wrinkles don't hurt.


Escape to this pastoral
1.23 acre intracoastal
waterway setting! Rest
and refresh yourself in
the architect-designed
3BR/2BA main house
with its cathedral ceilings
and great room design.
$399,900


b 0863-675-4500
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REAL ESTATE & INVESTMENTS
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MANUFACTURED HOMES
$48,000 Mobile home, needs
TLC. 3/2 on I ac.
$49,900 Seller Finandng on
this newer mobile home in the
city limits. 3/2
$64,900 New MH on 1/2 ac off
SR29
$69,999 Exceptional newer
mobile home, huge bedrooms,
nice wood deck.
$89,000 3/2 in Moore Haven
Yacht Club 1200 Sq Ft.
$119,900 Newer 3/2 on a nice
ly located 5 ac. parcel in Muse.
$160,000- WOW! Exceptional
h ff u .i r nI r .,
bo overlook pristine 5 acres
w/oaks, palms & newly plant
ed citrus
HOMES
t33,00 UNDER "I ick
-,0 or
$39,900 Short Sale! 3/2
Concrete block 2005 home
w/Chinese Drywall.
$49,900 Seller Finanng -2/1.5
in Port LaBelle, nice yard.


$49,900 -3Bed/2B CBS built in
2003. Short Sale
$58,000 Seller will pay $1,000
t' ,iM j, ii i I.,ii,: t
11. 11h 1 ,, 1. I I, ,
$65,000 Short Sale! Large
2006 it,
Tiled I .
& 3rd bedrms.
179000 UiHin price
,/2 ac.
CONTRACT
$129,000 3/2 Modular, Make
Offer.
$169,000 Belmont home.
Approx 1,800 sq. ft Built in 1995
EXECUTIVE HOMES
$320,000 Caloosa Estates
Jewel. Features 2 master suites,
,11,,. hi:l ,t. p a hill. W ater
I. ,1- II i.. -I I Rm ., & more.
3/2 split floor plan.
$469,000 Superior quality
from granite countertops to
crown moulding thi..i:-..iit
upgrades galore. .. I I
ac. in i. ti:i..ii Oak Haven
Estates. I .... &large out
building round out this spec
tacular pool home w/waterfall.


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 REAL ESTATE


RD RAL EAT


Foreclosure Listings Available... INTRACOASTAL RIVERFRONT HOME plus
LaBelle&Lehigh. Callfordetails! dock-house, boat ramp, guest house & more
RENTAS $325,000
/lDuplexApartment $650/ mth 3BR/2BA WATERFRONT HOME w/125'
ILI DuplexApartment $550/mth Caloosahatchee River frontage $284,900
11 Cottage $550 /mth SPACIOUS 3BR RIVERFRONT HOME, views of
FEATURES OF THE WEEK! Intracoastal Waterway & Ortona Locks $269,000
4BR/2BA MANUFACTURED HOME on 291 WATERFRONT LOT! Protected navigable oxbow
acres,Felda $70,000 w/irec access toriver $58,500
2BR2BA MANUFACTURED HOME on 2.5 acres .4 ACRE RIVER ACCESS homesite w/ possible
close to town $79,900 owner fnancn $49,900
2BR/1BA COUNTRY HOME on 5 acres in Felda HOMES
$125,000 3BR/2BA HOME Bank Foreclosure Fixer-upper!
CUSTOM BUILT waterfront pool home Premier Moore Haven $9,900
sub-division 29800 3BRi2BA WELL MAINTAINED fully furnished
GREAT INVESTMENT! 3B/2BA Home + manufactured home w/new roof in the city
1BR/1BA Home + duplex (2BR/1BA & 1BR/1BA) $44,000
located in access cy Orotetedbowandess w, an | -
to the River $224,900
WATERFRONT 4BR/2BA SHORT SALE home Bank will consider
TWO BUILDABLE LOTS! 200+/- ft on water all offers $229,000
w/60' dock & protected boat harbor $499,900 HOMES ON ACREAGE
OWNER FINANCING POSSIBLE 3BR/2BA HOME on 25 Acres west of LaBelle
3BR/2BA CREEKFRONT HOME w/Beautiful REDUCED $99,000
River Views plus Mother-in-Law apartment. 3BR/2BA CBS HOME: 5+/- acres in the country
$350,000 $148,900


4BR/2BA MOBILE HOME! 5
fence& pond $160,000
20+/- ACRES ZONED A-2 w/
and duplex rental $249,900
3BRi2BA POOL HOMEon 66'
$726,594
ACREAGE
PRIME ACREAGE! 1329 ac


2 +/- ACRES IN FELDA fronting on Hwy 29 possi-
ble commercialzoning $175,000
INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY! 20 m/ acres,
multi-family residential lots $85,000
2.09 M/L ACRES large, beautiful oaks $58,520
61 +- ACRES of Prime rtile land in Felda, less
than REDUCED $516,466.
LOTS AVAILABLE... Please call for Details
COMMERCIAL
C1 ZONED PROPERTY 100 x 295 includes a 30
x 60 steel Quonset building ad shed $100,000
CUSTOM CABINET SHOP! 115'x 300 property
Re-route on HWY 78 gives business zoned location
excellent visibility 25' x 80 ft frame building
$210,000


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HoRzons :r
i Real Estate Corp. s


* Corporate owned! 4/2 in good con-
dition. Features den, enormous
rooms, 2 car garage and fenced yard.
$59,900.

HOMES
* Corporate owned! 2004 CBS home
on 4.98+/- acres located west of
LaBelle. Ceramic tile, fireplace, spa-
cious rooms & much more.
$189,900.
* Corporated A, /2 CBS home
located in C i ,tI shopping
and schools .
* Corporate owned! 3/2 Florida
Cracker style home. Located a few
miles from Clewiston on 1.16+/- acres.
$85,000.
* Corporate owned! 3/2 CBS home in
the heart of Clewiston with over 2000
sq. 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. of living area dn 2 car garage.
Needs a little TLC $69,000.
* Corporate owned! 3/2 2006 CBS
home on .50+/- of an acre, off Joel
Blvd. near SR 80. $64,900
* Corporate owned! 3/2 CBS on cor-
ner lot. Features fenced yard, ceramic
tile, spacious living room and much
more. $59,900.
* Corporate owned! 4/2 in good con-
dition. Features den, enormous
rooms, 2 car garage and fenced yard.
$59,900.


i qn i.... '-_ ht in Lehigh
Acr. I... ,I,. .. F.'r n 2005 CBS
home with over lm500+/- sq. of living
area. $57,000
* Corporate owned! 4/2 CBS home
located off Belle Blvd near SR82
$55,000.
* Corporate owned! 3/2 2006 CBS
home on corner lot. $54,945
* Ready to miDbERldition. 3/1 CBS
home locag~y fq.t ll city limits.
$53,000.
* Corporate owned! 3/2 with 1,600+/-
sq. ft. of living cWiB itiful flooring
and spaciourgiF t d close to
town in LaBelle. $,900.
* Corporate owned! 2/2.5 located on
corner lot in Lehigh Acres. $39,900.
* Corporate owned! 3/2 on one acre
in Muse. What a deal! $33,900.
* Great investment potential! 1BR/1B
home on a corner lot. Homes needs
some work... but is priced to sell.
$17,000.
MOBILE HOMES
* Immaculate 4/2 on 9.54 acres.
Spacious living room, family room
w/fireplace, large 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 & master 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 on oversized lot, features
woodlike flooring and carpet, master
bath has tiled shower, overspacious
kitchen and much much more. Priced
to sell at $69,900.
* Corporate owned! 4/2 on 2.45+/
acres outside of LaBelle. New carpet
adn fresh coat of paint. Ready to move
in. $44,900.
* 4/2 manufactured home located in
Immokalee near schools and shop-
ping. $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 sell-
er financing.
* Buy now, build later. Nice city lot in
Belmont subdivision. $35,000.
* Nice 1.25+/- ac. in Montura $8,000.
* 2 Montura lots $5,500 each
* Call about our Port LaBelle lots!
COMMERCIAL
* Prime 20+/- ac potential commer-
cial parcel located near West Glades
Elem. in Muse &just minutes away
from LaBelle. $3.50 per sq ft.
* Invest now build later! Corner lot
outside city limits near town.
$85,000.
* Corner lot w/2 buildings and fenced.
$120,000.
* Establishment centerally located in
the heart of LaBelle. Family owned and
operated for many years. Sale includes
i....I.... land, inventory, and license
for package sales and on premises
consumption. $249,900.








New LaBelle body shop to open August 1 Community Briefs


by Patty Brant
Caloosa Belle
At a time when businesses everywhere
are struggling, one man is opening a new
body shop right here in LaBelle.
Jeff Campbell has spent some 40 years
making battered vehicles look new again.
He is renovating the steel building at Direct
Repair Collision Center, on Cowboy Way
across from the airport.
It isn't just about body work for Jeff. It's
all about doing the job right and satisfying
the customer. If the owner isn't completely
satisfied with the job he did, they should not
hesitate to bring it back. His or her concerns
will be addressed.
"I strive to make the customer happy," he
said.
In fact, his business was #1 in the Cus-
tomer Service Index in 2005 and in 2004, he
had a 98.88 percent satisfaction rate.
When customers pick up their vehicle,
each one gets a survey to fill out before they
leave. Jeff monitors the results so he can be
assured his customers are truly satisfied.
Direct Repair works with all major insur-
ance companies and their Direct Repair Pro-
grams. Jeff said insurance companies rate
repair shops and sign up to deal with the
best ones directly.
This is the way it works: Jeff gets a vehicle
in and checks it out; he sends the insurance
company an estimate for the job; the insur-
ance company then approves or questions
the estimate and any questions on what


should be done are resolved. Once it's been
approved, repairs are completed.
I-CAR sets standards of good repair work
and Jeff said he has been certified with I-
CAR since 1984-85.
In fact, he has been gold certified in the
past. Being I-CAR certified means he has
continued his training in new technologies
and techniques. In Pennsylvania he served
on the I-CAR board and plans to do so again
in Florida when time permits.
Jeff said he needs to hire techs three
body men, a painter and helper and one de-
tailer but, because of his dedication to qual-
ity, he will only hire I-CAR certified body re-
pair techs and painters do body work on all
types of vehicles. However, his clean, com-
fortable reception area and waiting room
will appeal to all customers.
He is hoping to be open for business Au-


Caloosa Belle/Patty Brant
The Direct Repair Col-
lision Center where
the customer abso-
lutely comes first.


gust 1.
Jeff insists a quality check-off sheet be
done on all cars before they leave his shop.
No matter what work has been done on the
vehicle, the whole car is thoroughly cleaned
inside and out before it leaves and it gets a
quick safety check.
Simple things like lights, good glass, tire
wear if he sees a potential problem he'll
just mention it to the customer. There's nev-
er any pressure, Jeff said.
He works hard to keep customers' expe-
rience at Direct Repair hassle free. He'll work
through the red tape for you, if he can.
Direct Repair is open Monday through
Friday 9-5; and Saturday by appointment.
He said he will work with the customer for
after-hours pick up. Call 612-9225.
Jeff said that, at Direct Repairs, "the cus-
tomer absolutely comes first."


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 11 weeks left until cool
weather arrives. I prefer the latter because
next week, there will be only 15 weeks left,"
he explains.

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
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Training available. If you are interested in be-
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NOTICE OF TAX FOR SCHOOL

CAPITAL OUTLAY
The Glades County School District will soon consider a measure to impose a
.750 mill property tax for the capital outlay projects listed herein.
This tax is in addition to the school board's proposed tax of 7.171 mills for
operating expenses and is proposed solely at the discretion of the school board.
The capital outlay tax will generate approximately $453,085.00 to be used for
the following projects:
MAINTENANCE, RENOVATION, AND REPAIR
Parking Lot Resurface District Wide
Roof Repair District Wide
Repair/Replace Flooring District Wide
Repair/Replace Doors District Wide
Repair/Replace Air Conditioners District Wide
Water Treatment Plant Repair West Glades School
NEW AND REPLACEMENT EQUIPMENT AND ENTERPRISE
SOFTWARE
Furniture and Equipment District Wide
Enterprise Software District Wide
PAYMENT OF PREMIUMS FOR PROPERTY AND CASUALTY
INSURANCE NECESSARYTO INSURE THE EDUCATIONAL AND
ANCILLARY PLANTS OF THE SCHOOL DISTRICT
All concerned citizens are invited to a public hearing to be held on Monday,
August 2, 2010 at 7:00 PM. in the administrative building of the Glades
County School District, 400 10th Street, Moore Haven, Florida 33471.
A DECISION on the proposed CAPITAL OUTLAY TAXES will be
made at this hearing.


NOTICE OF BUDGET HEARING


The Glades County School District will soon

consider a budget for 2010-2011.



A public hearing to make a DECISION on the

budget AND TAXES will be held on:



Monday, August 2, 2010

7:00 PM.

At

Glades County School Board

Administrative Building

400 10th Street

Moore Haven, Florida 33471


Caloosa Belle


July 29, 2010




July 29, 2010 Caloosa Belle 15

GLADES COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD BUDGET SUMMARY
THE PROPOSED OPERATING BUDGET EXPENDITURES OF GLADES COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD
ARE 5% LESS THAN LAST YEAR'S TOTAL OPERATING EXPENDITURES.


LOCAL EFFORT 5.173
DISCRETIONARY 0.748
DISCRETIONARY CRITICAL NEEDS 0.250
ADDITIONAL OPERATING 1.000
CAPITAL OUTLAY 0.750
TOTAL MILLAGE: 7.921

GENERAL SPECIAL CAPITAL TOTAL ALL
ESTIMATED REVENUES: FUND REVENUE PROJECTS FUNDS

FEDERAL SOURCES 100,841.00 2,076,478.43 2,177,319.43
STATE SOURCES 6,908,979.00 15,877.00 202,326.00 7,127,182.00
LOCAL SOURCES 4,385,113.50 127,250.00 464,955.00 4,977,318.50

TOTAL REVENUE SOURCES: 11,394,933.50 2,219,605.43 667,281.00 14,281,819.93

TRANSFERS IN: 383,303.00 0.00 0.00 383,303.00
NONREVENUE SOURCES 0.00 0.00
FUND BALANCE (JULY 1, 2010) 2,066,995.87 21,048.89 147,747.06 2,235,791.82
TOTAL REVENUES & BALANCES: 13,845,232.37 2,240,654.32 815,028.06 16,900,914.75

EXPENDITURES:
INSTRUCTION 6,631,330.20 959,282.16 7,590,612.36
PUPIL PERSONNEL SERVICES 387,741.00 95,551.01 483,292.01
INSTRUCTIONAL MEDIA SERVICES 223,450.00 0.00 223,450.00
INSTRUCTION & CURRICULUM SERVICES 259,465.00 89,838.06 349,303.06
INSTRUCTIONAL STAFF TRAINING 1,670.00 207,688.59 209,358.59
INSTRUCTIONAL RELATED TECHNOLOGY 57,867.17 57,867.17
BOARD OF EDUCATION 300,771.00 300,771.00
GENERAL ADMINISTRATION 176,311.00 21,382.44 197,693.44
SCHOOL ADMINISTRATION 681,999.00 24,170.00 706,169.00
FACILITIES ACQUISITION & CONSTRUCTION 436,000.00 391,608.00 827,608.00
FISCAL SERVICES 175,343.00 175,343.00
CENTRAL SERVICES 29,575.00 29,575.00
FOOD SERVICES 699,110.00 699,110.00
PUPIL TRANSPORTATION SERVICES 529,295.00 54,735.00 584,030.00
OPERATION OF PLANT 1,016,501.00 1,016,501.00
MAINTENANCE OF PLANT 1,069,704.00 1,069,704.00
ADMIN. TECHNOLOGY SERVICES 53,828.50 53,828.50
DEBT SERVICE
TOTAL EXPENDITURES: 11,972,983.70 2,209,624.43 391,608.00 14,574,216.13

TRANSFERS OUT: 120,000.00 0.00 263,303.00 383,303.00
FUND BALANCE (JUNE 30, 2011) 1,752,248.67 31,029.89 160,117.06 1,943,395.62

TOTAL EXPENDITURES,
TRANSFERS & BALANCES 13,845,232.37 2,240,654.32 815,028.06 16,900,914.75
THE TENTATIVE ADOPTED AND/OR FINAL BUDGETS ARE ON FILE IN THE OFFICE OF THE ABOVE MENTIONED TAXING AUTHORITY





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NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS
Florida Department of Transportation Project
Bids will be received by the District One Ofice until 2:00 P.M. on Thursday,
August 19, 2010, for the following Proposals:
E189- A Certification of Qualification is not required for Miscellaneous Con-
cree Repair in Manatee & Sarasota Counties. Budget Esbmate: $149,696.00
E190- A Cerbfication of Qualification is not required for Clearing & Grub-
bing, Power Shearing, & Tree Trimming & Removal in Charlotte, Lee,
Glades, & Hendry Counties. Budget Estimate: $155,317.00
E191- A Certification of Qualificabon is not required for Sign Installation,
Repair, Replacement, & Attenuator Installation & Replacement District
Wide. Budget Estimate: $309,900.00
Complete letting advertisement information for this project is available on
our website at http:www.dotstate.fl.us/contractsadministrationdistnctll
or by calling (863) 519-2559.
361138 CGS 7/29;8/5/10


REQUEST FOR BIDS
UNIFORMS SUPPLIED FOR EMPLOYEES
BID NUMBER: 2010-21
OPENING DATE AND TIME: AUGUST, 11, 2010 at 2:00 p.m.
Sealed Bids will be received by the Board of County Commissioners of
Hendry County, Florida, for "Uniforms Supplied for Hendry County
Employees". In order to be considered, bids must received by the Board of
County Commissioners at the C.E. Hall Building (Clerk's Office) in the Hend-
ry County Courthouse Complex, 25 E. Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida
by AUGUST 11, 2010 at 2:00 p.m., at which time all responses to this
request will be recorded in the presence of one or more witnesses. Bids re-
ceived after this date and time will not be opened or considered.
A copy of the Instructions and Bid Documents can be obtained from the
Hendry County Purchasing Department, located at 165 S. Lee Street, La-
Belle, Florida (for pick up), Post Office Box 2340, LaBelle, FL 33975 (mal-
ing address) or by calling (863) 675-5220 or (863) 983-1585.
This solicitation does not commit Hendry County to award any contracts, to
pay any costs incurred in the preparabon of a response to this Bid, or to
contract for any services. The County reserves the right to reject any or all
submittals received as a result of this solicitabon, or to cancel in part or in
its entirety this Bid, 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
361102 CB/CN 7/29;8/5/10


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
HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
360259 CB/CN 7/22,29/10



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HENDRY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
NOTICE TO BIDDERS
Sealed bids, in triplicate, subject to the conditions herein, will be received
unbl Tuesday, August 31, 2010, t 2:00 PM, by the Hendry County
Board of County Commissioners, at the Hendry County Complex, Clerk of
Circuit Court, Attn.: Barbara Buer, 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 Airglades Airport Runway 13-31
Rehabilitation (Hendry County Bid Number 2010-28).
A Pre-Bid Conference is scheduled for Friday, August 6, 2010, at 10:00
AM at the Airglades Airport Terminal Building.
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 July 30, 2010, Contract Documents consisting of
the pro ect plans and specifications and all addenda or other revisions will
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. The Contractor must purchase the Contract
Documents from the Engineer of Record in order to be considered a respon-
sive bidder.
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 bme for the receipt of bids for a pe-
nod 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: 07/29/2010 By: Janet Taylor, Chairwoman
361146 CB/CN 7/29;8/5,12,19/10


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Notice is hereby given that the Hendry County Tourist Development Council
Nill hold a regular meeting THURSDAY, August 05, 2010, beginning at 3:00
).m., at the Hendry County Economic Development Office, located at 110
3roward Avenue, LaBelle, FL 33935. If a quorum is not established, the al-
:ernative meeting date will be August 12th, 2010. This meeting is open to
:he public. The meeting site is accessible by the disabled.
[fa person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board with respect
:o any matter considered at such meeting or hearing, he/she will need a
eord 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-
:ludes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.
Hendry County
Tourist Development Council
Karson Turner, Chairman
361409 CB/CGS 7/29/10


REQUEST FOR BIDS
FLAGHOLE ROAD CULVERT REPLACEMENT
BID NUMBER: 2010-27
OPENING DATE AND TIME: August 13, 2010 at 2:00 p.m.
sealed Bids will be received by the Board of County Commissioners of
-lendry County, Florida, "Flaghole Road Culvert Replacement". In order to
he considered, bids must received by the Board of County Commissioners at
:he C.E. Hall Building (Clerk's Office) in the Hendry County Courthouse
complex 25 E. Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida by August 13, 2010 at
2:00 p.m., at which time all responses to this request will be recorded in the
presence of one or more witnesses.
3n or after August 2, 2010, a copy of the Instructions and Bid Documents
:an be obtained from the Hendry County Purchasing Department, located at
165 S. Lee Street, LaBelle, Florida (for pick up), Post Office Box 2340, La-
3elle, FL 33975 (mailing address) or by calling (863) 675-5220 or
'863) 983-1585.
31dders are encouraged to attend the Pre-Bid Conference on Thursday,
August 5, 2010, at 10:00 a.m. at the Engineering Department, 99 E.
:owboy Way, LaBelle, Florida 33935.
This solicitation does not commit Hendry County to award any contracts, to
)ay any costs incurred in the preparation of a response to this Bid, or to
contractt for any services. The County reserves the right to reject any or all
oubmittals received as a result of this solicitation, or to cancel in part or in
ts entirety this Bid, 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
3oard of County Commissioners
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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD OF HENRY COUNTY
Nobce is hereby given that the School Board of Hendry County will hold a
Public Hearing to review the District Plan to meet Constitutional Maximum
Class Size Requirements on Tuesday, August 3, 2010 beginning at 4:30
p.m. in the School Board Meeting Room, Hendry County Courthouse, 2nd
floor, 25 E. Hickpochee Ave., LaBele, Florida.
Tentative Plan is available for review on the district's websitl
www.hendry-schools.org
All interested persons may appear and be heard with respect to the issues
at said meeting.
DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD OF
HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
Sally Berg, Chairman
361156 CB/CN 7/29/10


REJECTIONS TO SITEWORK EARLY RELEASE PACKAGE
RE-ADVERTISEMENT FOR BID- SITEWORK PACKAGE ONLY
Nobce of rejected sitework bid's include: All sitework bids for the early re-
lease package bids dated July 13th, 2010 are hereby rejected. See below
for new bid time, date and opening.
Sealed bids will be received until 2:00 PM., on August 5th, 2010 by the Pur-
chasing Department of Hendry rPi-n;l Medical Center at 524 West Saga-
more Ave., Clewiston, Florida :: .,, J at the offices of Hendry Regional
Medical Center's Construction Manager, DeAngelis Diamond Construcbon,
Inc. Healthcare Group, at 6635 Willow Park Drive, Naples, Florida for fur-
nishing materials, labor, supervision, equipment, supplies, fees, expertise,
and services necessary for the construcbon of the various scopes of work
specified in:
AN ADDITION TO: HENDRY REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER
EARLY RELEASE PACKAGE VOLUME 1 SITEWORK ONLY
ARCHITECT/ENGINEER OF RECORD: DAVID E.JOHNSON
Work being bid in this Early Release Package includes the Sitework, Under-
ground Utilities, Site Concrete, Demolition and Asphalt Paving. Bids will be
opened at 10:00 A.M. on August 6th, 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 certlficabons required as required
y the State of Florida for the purpose of performing the specified work per
the qualifications. Bids must include the completed Bidder Information
Qualification form provided in the Contact Documents. Failure to submit
complete and accurate information is grounds for disqualifiabon of the Bid.
All conditions and requirements for bid submission, consideration, and
award are contained in the Contact Documents. The Contract Documents
consists of plans and specifiabons dated June 7, 2010 plus any official Ad-
dendums the Architect may issue thereto, bidder information qualificabon,
site utilizabon plan, and bid instuctons. Contact documents are available
for review and downloading now, and a CD may be obtained at the DeAn-
gells Diamond, Construction, Inc. Healthcare Groups' Corporate Office.
Bidders have the option to attend a pre-bid conference scheduled for Mon-
day August 2nd, 2010 at 10:00 A.M. in the main conference room at the
hospital. If you have any questions, please contact.
Jason Sain, jasons(deangelisdlamond.com / 239-594-1994 and/or
Amanda Jarbo, amandaS(adeangelisdiamond.com /239-594-1995.
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR
HENDRY COUNTY
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 10-270-CA
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
acting through the United States De-
partment of Agriculture, Rural Devel-
opment, f/k/a Farmers Home
Administration,
Plaintiff
vs.
SELINA K. FUDGE, heir and lineal de-
scendant of EDITH ELIZABETH
FUDGE, a/k/a EDITH ELIZABETH
FORD, Deceased; PAMELA FUDGE,
heir and lineal descendant of EDITH
ELIZABETH FUDGE, a/k/a EDITH
ELIZABETH FORD, Deceased; KEN-
NETH LAMAR FORD, heir of EDITH
ELIZABETH FUDGE, a/k/a EDITH
ELIZABETH FORD, Deceased; Any
and all unknown heirs, devsees,
grantees, assignees, trustees, or oth-
er claimants claiming by, through,
under or against the Estate of EDITH
ELIZABETH FUDGE, a/k/a EDITH
ELIZABETH FORD, Deceased; HEND-
RY COUNTY, FLORIDA; and STATE
OF FLORIDA, DEPARTMENT OF
REVENUE,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF ACTION
STATE OF FLORIDA
COUNTY OFHENDRY
TO: Any and all unknown heirs, devi-
sees, grantees, assignees, trustees,
or other claimants claiming by,
through, under or against the Estate
of EDITH ELIZABETH FUDGE, a/k/a
EDITH ELIZABETH FORD, Deceased,
last know residence and address:
UNKNOWN: AND
KENNETH LAMAR FORD, heir of
EDITH ELIZABETH FUDGE, a/k/a
EDITH ELIZABETH FORD, Deceased,
last known residence and address:
1032 Alabama Avenue, Clewiston,
Florida 33440
SELINA K. FUDGE, heir of EDITH
ELIZABETH FUDGE, a/k/a EDITH
ELIZABETH FORD, Deceased, last
known residence and address: 909
Greenwood Drive #7, Valdosta,
Georgia 31601.
PAMELA FUDGE, heir of EDITH
ELIZABETH FUDGE, a/k/a EDITH
ELIZABETH FORD, Deceased, last
known residence and address: 909
Greenwood Drive #7, Valdosta,
Georgia 31601
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action
to foreclose a mortgage regarding
the following property in Hendry
County, Florida:
Lot 9, Block B, of Harlem Addition
No. 9, Phase One, according to the
plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 6,
ages 138 and 139, of the current
Public Records of Hendry County,
Florida,
has been filed against you and your
are required to serve a copy of your
written defenses, if any, to it on;
FREDERICK J. MURPHY, JR, Esquire,
Attorney for Plaintiff, Boswell & Dun-
lap, LLP, 245 South Central Avenue,
Post Office Drawer 30, Bartow, FL
33831, within thirty (30) days after
the first publcabon of this Notice of
Action, and file the original with the
Clerk of this Court either before ser-
vice on Plaintiffs attorney or immedi-
ately thereafter; otherwise a default
will be entered against you for the
relief demanded in the Complaint or
Petition.
DATED on this July 22, day of July
2010
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERI-
CANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, PER-
SONS 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, FLORIDA
33901, TELEPHONE (863)335-2299,
WITHIN TWO (2) WORKING DAYS
OF YOUR RECEIPT OF THIS NOTICE.
IF HEARING IMPARIED, (TDD)
1-800-955-8771, OR VOICE (V)
1-800-955-8770, VIA FLORIDA RE
LAY SERVICE.
BARBARA S. BUTLER
Clerk of Circuit Court
Post Office Box 1760
LaBelle, Florda
BY J. Bevls
Deputy Clerk
Frederick J. Murphy, Jr Esquire
Boswell & Dunlap LLP
Post Office Drawer 30
Bartow, FL 33831
Attorneys for Plaintiff
Telephone (863)533-7117
Facsimile (863)533-7255
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NOTICE
AUCTION on Friday,
August 6 at 9:00 a.m. at
1225 NW Ave. L,
Belle Glade, Florida
Property of Arthur McCloud
Fishing Poles, Fish Aquarium, kids
car, tackle boxes, (3) drinking water
coolers, (1) Johnson boat motor,
clothes, shoes, miscellaneous boxes.
361416 BGS 7/29 & 8/5/10


PUBLIC NOTICE
NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: TIMS TOW-
ING & RECOVERY gives Notice of Fore-
closure of Lien and intent to sell these
vehicles on 08/13/2010, 10:00 am at 74
S. INDUSTRIAL LOOP, LABELLE FL
33935, pursuant to subsection 713.8 of
the Florda Statutes. TIMS TOWING &
RECOVERY reserves the nght to accept
or reject any and/or all bids.
2008 NISSAN
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361363 CN 7/29/10


NOTICE OF HEARING TO IMPOSE AND PROVIDE FOR COLLECTION
OF SPECIAL ASSESSMENTS IN THE BANYAN VILLAGE MUNICI-
PAL SERVICE BENEFIT UNIT

Notice is hereby given that the Board of Count Commissioners of Hendry
County, Florida, will conduct a public hearing relating to the Banyan Village
Municipal Service Benefit Unit, as shown above, and to impose special as
sessments against certain parcels of property located therein to fund a por
bon of the cost of potable water lines within the Municipal Service Benefit
Unit, including the backbone system and distribution lines in excess of the
costs assessed pursuant to Resolution No. 2005-28. The hearing will be
held at 5:00 RM., or as soon thereafter as the matter can be heard, on Au-
gust 24, 2010, at the County Commission Meeting Room, 25 E. Hickpoochee
Avenue, LaBelle, Florida, for the purpose of receiving public comment on
the imposition and collection of the assessments on the ad valorem tax bill,
including the time period over which the capital assessments will be paid
and the imposition of maintenance assessments. All affected real property
owners have a right to appear at the hearing and to file written objections
with the County Clerk anytime prior to the public hearing. If a person de
cides to appeal any decision made by the Board with respect to any matter
considered at the hearing, such person will need a record of the proceed
ings and may need to ensure that a verbatim record is made, including the
testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be made. In accor
dance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special
accommodation or an interpreter to participate in this proceeding should
contact the County Administrator's office at (863) 675-5220, at least seven
days prior to the date of the hearing.
The Assessments have been proposed to fund additional capital costs in-
curred to complete the construction of potable water lines which are attrib
table to all lots within the MSBU. The rate of assessment will be per
parcel. A more specific description is set forth in the Initial Assessment
Resolution adopted by the Board of County Commissioners on July 27,
2010. Copies of the Initial Assessment Resolution and the preliminary As-
sessment Roll are available for inspection at the Hendry County Administra-
bon Office, 165 South Lee Street, LaBelle, Florida between the hours ol
8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
The assessments will be collected on the ad valorem tax bill commencing
with the tax bill to be mailed in November 2010, as authorized by Section
197.3632, Florida Statutes, over a period of 15 years, commencing with the
tax bill mailed in November 2010. Failure to pay the assessments will cause
a tax certificate to be issued against the real property which may result in a
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If you have any questions, please contact Hendry County Administration at
(863) 675-5220, Monday through Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
Janet B. Taylor, Chairwoman
CB/CGS 361366 7/29/10


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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,
Plaintiff
vs.
TRANQUILINO JIMENEZ; MORT-
GAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRA-
TION SYSTEMS, INC., ACTING
SOLELY AS A NOMINEE FOR
FREMONT INVESTMENT & LOAN,
MIN NO.
1001944-6000162448-5O 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 AAINSI 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
Plaintiff 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
HOMEOWNERS 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 day 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 IS PENDENS MUST
FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AF-
TER THE SALE.
In accordance with the Americans
with Disabilibes 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 July
16, 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
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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,
acting through the United States De-
partment of Agriculture, Rural Devel-
opment, f/k/a Farmers Home
Administration,
Plaintiff
vs.
ROBERT L. McINTOSH and JOY A.
McINTOSH, husband and wife;
HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that
pursuant to a Final Judgment of
Foreclosure entered on July 14,
2010, by the above entitled Court in
the above styled cause, the under-
signed Clerk of Court or any of his
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 Palmdale 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
360548 CGS 7/22,29/10


NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
HENDRY COUNTY
CONSTRUCTION LICENSING
BOARD
Notice is hereby given that the
Hendry County Construction Licen-
singBoard will hold a meeting
Thursday, July 29, 2010 at 6:00
p.m., at the Hendry County Court-
ouse,Commission Chambers, 25
East Hickpochee Avenue, Labelle,
Florida. The meeting is open to
the public. The meeting site is ac-
cessible by the disabled.
If a person decides to appeal
any decision made by the
board, agency, or commission
with respect to any matter
considered at such meeting or
hearing, he or she will need a
record of the proceedings, and
that, for such purpose, he or
she may need to ensure that a
verbatim record of the pro
ceedings is made, which
record includes the testimony
and evidence upon which the
appeal is to be based.
361153 CB/CGS 7/29/10


NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
The Area Housing Commission of
Clewiston, LaBelle and Hendry
County will hold the Regular Monthly
Meebng on Thursday, ul 29 2010
at 5:00 RM. at The Greentree South
Community Center at LaBelle, Flon-
da, Hendry County.
The purpose of the meeting is to
conduct the general business and
consider any other matter that may
be brought before the Housing Com-
mission. Any person or persons
wishing to appeal any decision made
at such meeting must ensure that a
verbatm record is made upon which
the appeal is to be based.
Meebng will include any business be-
fore the "Hendry County Non-Profit
Housing, Inc."
CB/CGS 361234 7/29/2010


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.


Shelter yard sale, new hours
The Caloosa Humane Society is holding
a giant yard sale Saturday, July 31, 8 a.m-1
p.m.. Many new items! They also need do-
nations of saleable items. All proceeds go
directly to benefit the animals at the shelter.
The yard sale will be at Park Ave. behind the
LaBelle Auction Co., 390 N. Bridge St. For
more information call 675-0997.
Also, the shelter has new hours for view-
ing 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 information call 675-0997 or visit
the Web at www.dogncat.petfinder.com.


Attention writers
The Writers Group will meet at Barron Li-
brary Thursday, August 12, at noon. Bring a
sandwich if you like for this casual meeting
of anyone who enjoys writing. All are wel-
come.


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!


Animals found

Animals found running loose in the Mon-
tura area: two horses, one bull, one calf,
one goat. Please contact the Hendry County
Sheriff's Office Agricultural Crimes Unit Sgt.
Charles White at 863-805-5000 to claim your
livestock.


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 necessary to include
the artwork on the 2011 t-shirt. Once se-
lected, the committee reserves the right to
make needed changes to the artwork in or-
der to accommodate its use in various ways.
Entries can be received at City Hall any time
prior to the August meeting.


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 a pat of a
clean up. The Boys and Girls Clubs would be
happy to take your old cars.
People donating to the clubs will not only
get rid of the unwanted car, but will be con-
tributing 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.


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.



Auxiliary canteen 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. Va-
riety of sandwiches and finger foods $3.50
each, desserts $1. (Menu varies each week).
Public welcome; 699 Hickpochee Ave. (SR
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July 29, 2010


School Briefs


School supply giveaway
Life Ministries' Back To School Give Away
will provide 200 back packs with school sup-
plies for K-5 on August 14 at 10 a.m. Regis-
ter now through August 5 at Life Ministries,
725 SR 80 or call 863-675-8855 from 9 a.m.-
noon.

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 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. This is an
opportunity for all LHS Seniors to receive
valuable information that will kick off a suc-
cessful and well informed senior year. LHS is
now offering AP American 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 (llth grade) 10 or more earned
credits with a minimum GPA of 2.0. Seniors
(12th grade) 17 or more earned credits with
a minimum GPA of 2.0. Level 2 or higher on
the FCAT reading and math


AP Exams -Students who took AP ex-
ams can access their individual score reports
in July at www.collegeboard.com


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FCAT scores have not been received and
an exact date of receipt has not been de-
termined. LHS Guidance will notify parents


when FCAT scores are available for distribu-
tion. LHS Guidance Counselors will be out
until August 2.


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An open letter to our friends in ldrY Count
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the good times and also weather the inevitable don cyclbehereinbeauties.
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We are excited about the future ana by
Hendry County- When you get
meet you.


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_. President & CEO


Core Values

Local Market Driven Our business
structure is designed to value the unique
character of the communities we serve
and to encourage decision making by the
banker that is closest to the action.

A Long Term Horizon We approach
business decisions with an emphasis on
long term growth, sustainable profits and
the career development of our officers and
staff. We will not sacrifice credit quality
for short term gain.

World Class Service We will exceed
our clients' expectations by anticipating
their needs and responding with a sense
of urgency. Each of us has the freedom,
authority and responsibility to do the
right thing for our clients.

Relationship Banking Our bank is
built on life-long friendships. We com-
municate with candor and transparency.
We believe that the relationship is more
valuable than the transaction.

Faith and Family Commitment to our
faith and families is fundamental to the
overall culture of our institution.


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John Williams
Area Executive


Strong Capital Position A bank's capital is the cushion that protects your
deposits from operating losses. Many banks tout that they are "well capitalized"
by regulatory standards. Our parent company, CenterState Banks, Inc., ended
2009 with a very strong Tier 1 capital ratio of 11.4/o, which is more than double
the 5o required to be considered "well capitalized."

Continued Profitability For the year 2009, CenterState Bank of Florida,
NA posted a profit of approximately $4.7 million. This is at a time when many
banks are experiencing unprecedented losses. These profits continue to build upon
our capital cushion.

FDIC Insurance Recent legislation increased the amount of deposit
insurance coverage per depositor from $100,000 to $250,000. In addition, certain
non-interest bearing accounts now qualify for unlimited coverage through the
FDIC. These changes are in place until December 31, 2013. We would be happy
to assist you in structuring your accounts in order to obtain even higher insurance
coverage. You may also review the FDIC informational video on our website.


John C. Corbett John Williams
President e& CEO Area Executive


Rated Superior for safety '4
&c soundness by Bauer Financial
(For First Quarter 2010)


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