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Vol. 88 No. 34

Thursday, September 2, 2010

500 Plus tax

Caloosa Belle/Patty Brant
Pictured from left: County Attorney Mark Lapp, Commissioner Darrell Harris, Congressman Rooney, Commissioner Karson
Turner, County Administrator Judi Kennington-Korf, Veterans Service Officer David B. Abney, Director of Special Districts Janet
Papinaw and LaBelle Finance Director/Grants Ron Zimmerly.

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LaBelle, Washington connection

by Patty Brant
Caloosa Belle
There is no shortage of im-
portant local issues, many with
deeper roots in regional and even
national problems. As part of
that larger world, Hendry County
needs to tap into resources and
expertise beyond its boundaries.
Congressman Tom Rooney,
District 16, with one foot in Flor-
ida and the other in Washington,
is a key figure in that effort.
The Congressman stopped
in LaBelle and Clewiston August
18 as he was making his way
to the annual citrus banquet in
Fort Myers. He met with mayors
Mali Gardner and Paul Puletti in
Clewiston first, and then with
Economic Development Director
Roger Harrison and county offi-

cials in LaBelle.
The Congressman and Mr.
Harrison conversed over highly
confidential plans for Airglades
Airport and discussed Southeast
Renewables, a renewable fuel
plant currently being permitted
for the area south of Clewiston
on Evercane Road.
Congressman Rooney's staff
members, District Director Steve
Layton of Stuart, Legislative Direc-
tor Hannah Walker in Washington
D.C., and Deputy District Director
Leah Valenti of Punta Gorda ac-
companied the Congressman.
These are the staff members
most often assisting locals.
Mr. Harrison said his job is to
"put Hendry County on the map"
with regard to business and rec-
reation to stretch every dollar

we get. Visits like these help to
strengthen relationships, Mr. Har-
rison noted, adding, "They help
keep momentum going."
Tourism is important because
each person who comes into
Hendry County brings their wal-
let and may be expected to spend
money locally for food, lodging
and shopping. All that translates
into more local jobs and Bed
Tax monies that go back into the
Tourism Development Council.
The Congressman is well
aware of the impact of economic
development on any commu-
nity and, Mr. Harrison said, "Con-
gressman Rooney really does
care about what happens here."
A short time later, Mr. Rooney
spent time with county personnel
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On August 3, while investigat-
ing a burglary on Florida Avenue in
LaBelle a subsequent burglary was
reported in the same neighborhood,
on Wilson Avenue. Hendry County
Sheriff Steve Whidden and investiga-
tors began an all day search for 38-
year-old Douglas Hunter of LaBelle,
who they believed to be involved.
In the evening hours Sheriff Whid-
den was able to track down Hunter
at the River's Edge Motel where he
found him with 25-year-old Marga-
ret Astorga. After being invited into
the room Hendry County Sheriff's
Deputies were given permission
to search for the property that had
been reported missing earlier on.
Deputies located approximately
$7,600 suspected to be have been
taken from a residential floor safe
that had been forced open. Ac-
cording to the sheriff's office, all
See Burglaries Page 2

Get ready for

Kids Day

The 2010 Kiwanis Kid's Day- Sat-
urday, Sept. 25, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. is
approaching quickly. If you or your
church, club or organization would
like to participate: (1) Encourage
kids from tiny through elementary
school age to come, (2) set-up one
or more games for kids, a table for
quick crafts, educational informa-
tion to share (for kids or their par-
ents) or literature about your chil-
dren's program. (Looking for a face
painter too.)
Basic picnic food and drinks
$.50-$1; Kid's bike raffle tickets: 2
See Kids- Page 2

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Continued From Page 1

including County Administrator Judi Ken-
nington-Korf, Director of Special Districts
Janet Papinaw, County Attorney Mark Lapp,
Commissioners Tris Chapman, Darrell Har-
ris and Karson Turner.
Congressman Rooney had only a short
time to share, but explained that Congress
is reconsidering its funding procedures and
applying strict standards for appropriations.
Still, he said Congress has provided more
appropriations for Hendry County than any

Continued From Page 1
for $1.
Balloons for all the kids; bounce house
and Bike Rodeo
First time ever: LaBelle Kids Got Talent -
still setting up guidelines: Competition will
begin at 11 a.m. and there will be 2 catego-
ries: 8 & Under; 9-12 yr. olds. You can pick
up registration forms at the Caloosa Belle,
Chamber of Commerce and the Kiwanis
Thrift Store.
Will be an absolutely fun day for kids
and families. If you would like to receive
more info about how you can be a part of
this 'Kid's 4 Hour Mini-Swamp Cabbage Fes-
tival', please reply with e-mail or call Nikki
239-564-2005. (Always welcome enthusias-
tic volunteers too!)

other in the District. This, he said, is largely
because the county administrator "does her
job," which facilitates the process.
For her part, County Administrator Ken-
nington-Korf said she hopes the Congress-
man and county will continue to be active
One of the most important projects the
Congressman has helped facilitate is an ap-
propriation for the SR 80/US 27 intersection,
considered the most dangerous intersection
in the state.
Commissioner Turner said this regional
artery has been the county commission's
"#1 priority for many years most of my
Thanks to Congressman Rooney's ef-
forts, the ground breaking for the recon-
structed intersection could take place as
early as next year.
Commissioner Turner and the board are
also seeking the Congressman's assistance
with replacing the decimated Clewiston
Sheriff's Sub Office, unusable since Hurri-
cane Wilma in 2005.
For his part, the Congressman compli-
mented Hendry County's "great staff."
Veterans Service officer David B. Abney is
seeking Rooney's help to increase widow's
benefits. Currently, he said widows can't
make over $7,900 per year to be eligible for
widow's benefits, whereas veterans can't
make over $11,000.
The Congressman has been speaking at
length with residents and leaders in Hendry
County about the need to help small busi-
nesses grow and create jobs, in order to
reduce Hendry's high unemployment rates
and get the local economy moving again.

Continued From Page 1

but $2,081 in monies spent by Hunter and
Astorga was returned to the owner. Some
jewelry and clothing was also recovered.
In addition to the cash, deputies also
confiscated 19 pieces of crack cocaine and
drug paraphernalia,
Margaret Michelle Astorga was charged
with Possession of Cocaine and Possession
of Drug Paraphernalia and is currently being
held in lieu of $4,500 bond. Hunter is being
held on two counts of Burglary Unoccupied
Structure, and two counts of Larceny. He is
currently being held in lieu of $18,000 bond.
Deputies continue to investigate.
Sheriff Whidden stated, "Due to the

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above average burglary rate, I have com-
manded all my Command and Administra-
tive staff to dedicate 50 percent of their time
to be on the street in an effort to quell the
It does appear to be working as there has
been a decline in the number of reported
burglaries and thefts. This does take away
from their normal duties, but due to the fi-
nancial situation and high call volume this
is a must."
If anyone has any information regard-
ing any burglary or crime in Hendry County
you are encourage to call Crime Stoppers at
1-800-780-TIPS (8477).

Before stop-
ping over in La-
Belle, the Con-
gressman met
with the mayors
of LaBelle and
Clewiston. May-
or Mali Gardner
of Clewiston
was enthusiastic
about the visit.
As the grate-
ful recipient of
some $15 million
in USDA funding
for a long await-
ed new water-
plant, the City of
LaBelle is well
satisfied with
Rooney's repre-
sentation. Mayor
Paul Puletti said
he joined in the Congressman Rooney
discussion about prison
completing the
four-laning of SR
80 to US 27 and
also sought the federal government's con-
tinued support of the Edison State College
campus in LaBelle.
For her part, Mayor Gardner said they
wanted to thank Mr. Rooney for all he and
his staff have done for Hendry County resi-
dents. "They keep us informed. There's a
lot of communication," she said.
In particular, Mayor Gardner expressed
gratitude for federal help in four laning SR 80
four-laning and stepping up improvements
to the SR 80/US 27 intersection considered
one of the most dangerous intersections in
the state.
The Clewiston folks briefed the Con-
gressman on the recent Corps of Engineers
meeting about the levy surrounding Lake
Okeechobee. Conceptual plans would
move the S-169 structure to the Clewiston
city limits, opening a canal for direct ac-
cess to the lake. This, Mayor Gardner said,
would put the city back in touch with Lake
Okeechobee the "economic engine" it
has been cut off from since the structure
went in. For too long, Mayor Gardner said,
there has been no direct access to the city's
treasure Lake Okeechobee. She is looking
forward to providing public space for kyak-
ing, canoeing, birding and other ecotourism
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acres of state land for water filtration and
water quality.
The mayor also spoke to Congressman
Rooney on the general economic climate.
As the junior member of the Ag Committee,
Mr. Rooney will be serving at the nation's
highest levels of agricultural policy.
There is also some interest in planning
a Town Hall Meeting in Clewiston for Octo-
ber, to include Congressman Rooney, State
Rep. Denise Grimsley and Congressman
Adam Putnam District 12.


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Staff of the West Palm Beach VA Medical
Center and Florida Department of Veterans
Affairs will meet with veterans of Hendry
County and surrounding areas at the Dallas
B. Townsend Center Friday, Sept. 10, from
9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Veterans are encour-
aged to attend for information on a variety
of healthcare programs and services. Get
answers to eligibility and benefit ques-
tions, discuss needs with representatives
from a variety of VA programs and services.
Learn about plans for new Veteran Directed
Community-Based Services or Telehealth
programs. Recently discharged or returning
veterans are encouraged to meet with Op-
eration Enduring Freedom/Operation Iraqi
Freedom program staff regarding needs and
resources available to them. Get information
and find resource assistance for homeless
veterans through the Homeless Outreach
program and much more.
This program is brought to you through
the combined efforts of David B. Abney of
the Hendry County Veterans Services Office
and representatives of the West Palm Beach
VA Medical Center and Florida Department
of Veterans Affairs.

Caloosa Belle/Patty Brant

New Guardian ad Litem
Judge James D. Sloan swore Mel Brant in as the county's newest Guardian ad Litem volunteer earlier this month. Mr.
Brant retired from the Hendry County Sheriff's Office in May after 40 years in law enforcement. He will now be volunteer-
ing some of his retirement time to speak for children caught up in the judicial system. The Guardian ad Litem volunteers
learn about the foster children assigned to them by talking to the child, their parents and teachers, then they make rec-
ommendations to the judge on what is best for the child. There is a shortage of volunteers for the Hendry/Glades area.
Anyone interested in the GAL program should call Angela Boykin at 674-4190.

One cent tax okayed for operations Arrests

by Patty Brant
Caloosa Belle
At their August 24 meeting, Hendry Coun-
ty commissioners approved an amendment
to the One-Cent Small County Surtax ordi-
nance, which had been earmarked for local
government infrastructure including roads,
bridges, government buildings, etc. As per
discussions during budget workshops, com-
missioners unanimously approved changing
the ordinance to allow use of these funds for
operating expenses as well.
Commissioner Kevin McCarthy took
pains to make sure the change must be re-
viewed annually.

Banyan Village
Banyan Village residents and lot own-
ers will be paying an additional special as-
sessment totaling $283.58 for water lines
installed to that Port LaBelle area. Commis-
sioner Kevin McCarthy provided an overview
of the process, which began when Atlantic

Gulf Communities foreclosed and Hendry
County took over the Port LaBelle Utilities.
Lot owners had already paid into an escrow
fund for future water lines.
Part of the agreement between Port La-
Belle and the county was that water lines be
put in to Banyan Village in order to make
those lots buildable.
When CHL bought 2,400 lots in Port La-
Belle, the company pushed the county to get
water to them. Water line construction be-
gan in 2005 but the cost by then was much
higher than the amount in the escrowed ac-
An additional $1,012,668 is required. The
additional amount may be paid in full by Oc-
tober 1 or may be tacked on to Banyan Vil-
lage residents' tax bills ($41.64 per year over
15 years.) If included on the resident's tax
bill, the amount financing and other costs
will be applied.
The plan creating the Banyan Village Mu-
nicipal Services Benefits Unit and the addi-
tional amount was approved 5-0.

Jennifer Ann Garrison, 31, was arrested
August 28 and charged with fraud uttering
a false instrument. K. Herrera was arresting
Michael Jouse Sequeria, 29, was arrested
August 24 and charged with possession of
marijuana with intent to sell, manufacture,
deliver schedule I and possession of over 20
grams of marijuana. N. Kirk was arresting
Aaron Rhashaud Ivy, 34, and James Dar-
rell McCants, 42, were arrested August 23
and charged with damaging property crimi-
nal mischief $1,000 or more and escape. Ac-
cording to reports, the pair were incarcerat-
ed in Pod C and the Hendry County Jail and
chiseled mortar from around cinder blocks
to create an opening 10 inches by two feet.
They stuffed the joints with toilet paper and
white cloth. Investigator M. McVey was ar-
resting officer.
Hollie Jene McCaleb, 63, was arrested

August 28 and charged on a warrant with
nonmoving traffic violation driving on a per-
manently revoked drivers license. J. Poole
was arresting officer.
Sylvanus Brice Jr., 19, was arrested August
27 and charged on a warrant with resisting
an officer flee, elude a law enforcement of-
ficer with lights and siren and a non-moving
traffic violation driving with a suspended
license first offense. J. Perez was arresting
Lonnie Billie, 55, and Connie Williams,
47, were arrested August 26. Officers were
called to a residence on Big Cypress Reser-
vation reference dead horses. When they ar-
rived they discovered dead horses and also
ten malnourished live horses. According to
sheriff's reports, there was only dirty water
and a little hay for the horses to eat.
The pair voluntarily told officers they
could not care for the animals due to lack of
money. They were charged with 16 counts
of cruelty to animals. SPD Officer K. Tillman
was arresting officer.

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Caloosa Belle September 2, 2010

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor,
I am writing in response to the article
"Homemade heaven..." printed last week
in the Caloosa Belle. First, I would like to
thank Patty Brant for the exceptional story
she wrote about me and my new business,
Suzie's Sweet Smiles. And second, I would
like to thank the people of LaBelle for their
overwhelming embrace to my new bakery.
As Patty said in the article, I opened on
August 9th and for the first two and a half
weeks I relied on people seeing my sign and
painted windows as they drove by, as well
as by word of mouth. I was very surprised
at the flow of business I was receiving since
I had not done any advertising. However,
since last Thursday's article, I have been
"taken by storm" by the faithful people of
LaBelle. I really had no clue how effective
the story would be and I am so thankful!
If you have come in to my shoppe, which
I share with the LaBelle Flower Power Flo-
rist, in the last several days I would like to
apologize that I may not have had the vari-
ety that I usually have. I have spent the last

several days trying to keep my head above
water to keep up with the business. Qual-
ity is very important to me, therefore, I have
focused more on making the things I have
had to be the best and making them as fresh
as possible.
As I am acclimating myself to the flow of
business, I will be adding more and more
on a daily basis. If there is anything that you
would specifically like, please don't hesitate
to ask. My main objective is to make my cus-
tomers happy. In saying this, I also appreci-
ate any feedback you have to offer, positive
or negative, as I can't make things better
without them. I also have a 100 percent
guarantee on my products, so if you ever re-
ceive anything that you don't enjoy, please
let me know and I will replace it.
Thank you again, my new friends of La-
Belle, and I look forward to seeing you in
the future!
Suzie Conner

Lonely? Invite a friend

By Les Morgan, pastor
Caloosa Baptist Church, LaBelle
At one time, Mike Tyson was the most
feared heavyweight boxer in the ring. Jon
Saraceno interviewed Tyson for USA Today.
In the interview, Tyson was honest as he re-
viewed his life. The article says, 'Almost 39,
he is anything but at peace. Confused and
humiliated after a decadent lifestyle that left
him with broken relation-
ships, shattered finances, -
and a reputation in ruin, "
the fighter cannot hide '
his insecurities, stacked V -
as high as his legendary I
knockouts. 'I'll never be
happy,' he says. 'I believe w I
I'll die alone. I would want
it that way. I've been a loner
all my life with my secrets Dr. Les
and my pain. I'm really lost, Morgan
but I'm trying to find myself. I'm really a sad,
pathetic case.' The divorced father of six is
blunt, gregarious, funny, vulgar, outrageous,

Avoid dehydration, heat exhaustion

by Pat Dobbins
Hot temperatures and high humidity
means lots of sweating and increases your
chance of dehydration. To avoid becoming
dehydrated, it is important to drink plenty
of fluids, especially wa-
ter (even if you don't feel
thirsty). Depending upon
your physical activity and
heat exposure during hot
weather, it's a good idea to
drink even more water. Ac-
cording to health experts,
fluid requirements vary
from person to person. Patricia
Please keep in mind that Dobbins
people with medical condi-
tions such as kidney disease, heart disease,
or those who require a fluid restricted diet
or who have problems with fluid retention
should consult a physician before increasing
their fluid consumption.
Knowing the signs of dehydration and
knowing what to do, is very important.
Signs of dehydration can include exces-
sive thirst, headache, weakness, nausea,

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To Submit News
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readers. Opinions, calendar items, story ideas and
photographs are welcome. Call (863) 675-2541 to
reach our newsroom. The deadline for all news items
is 11 a.m. on Monday prior to the following
Thursday's publication.

muscle cramps, feeling overly tired or slug-
gish, feeling irritable, and feeling dizzy or
light headed. You could also experience
decreased urine levels and/or urine that has
a strong odor or is darker than normal. You
may experience all, some or none of these
signs so the best way to avoid dehydration is
to monitor your water or fluid intake, modify
your physical activity or reduce the length of
activity according to weather conditions.
Don'twait for the symptoms of drymouth,
flushed skin, headaches, lightheadedness
or fatigue. You should prevent dehydration
by drinking plenty of fluids throughout the
day. Help to avoid becoming dehydrated by
staying out of the direct sun, wearing light
colored and loose fitting clothing, limiting
physical activity, and using fans when pos-
sible. If you suspect you are becoming de-
hydrated, get to a cool or shady area and sip
cool water or fluids. If your condition does
not improve, seek medical attention imme-
Another heat-related illness is heat ex-
haustion. Heat exhaustion can develop after
exposure to high temperatures and inad-

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equate or unbalanced replacement of fluids.
Elderly, people with high blood pressure or
people who work or exercise in a hot en-
vironment, are more prone to heat exhaus-
tion. The warning signs of heat exhaustion
vary, but may include heavy sweating, pale-
ness, muscle cramps, dilated pupils, tired-
ness, weakness, dizziness, headache, nau-
sea or vomiting, fainting, skin that feels cool
and moist, pulse rate that is fast and weak
and breathing that is fast and shallow.
If heat exhaustion is untreated, it may
progress to heat stroke. Seek medical at-
tention immediately if your symptoms last
longer than one hour, if symptoms become
more severe, or if you have heart problems
or high blood pressure. Try to cool down by
drinking cool, nonalcoholic beverages, rest-
ing in an air-conditioned environment, tak-
ing a cool shower, bath or sponge bath and
wearing lightweight clothing. You should
also try to prevent sun burn, which dam-
ages the skin's ability to dissipate heat. You
should wear a sunscreen of at least 30 SPF.
Be safe and be healthy!

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

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

sad, angry, bitter, and, at times, introspective
about the opportunities he squandered over
the last two decades. He discusses his drug
use ('The weed got me'), lack of self-esteem,
and sexual addiction. He says, 'My whole life
has been a waste. I've been a failure.'"
I would like to say to Mike, "It doesn't
have to be that way. There is freedom avail-
able for you. You cannot do it on your own,
you are not strong enough, but God can do it
as you invite the Holy Spirit into your life and
surrender to his control. Liberation comes
for those 'who do not live according to the
sinful nature but according to the Spirit' (Ro-
mans 8:1-4). It is only when we come to the
end of our own resources that we find God's
Maybe you need some resources that are
beyond what you have right now. There is
no better place to find hope, cleansing, res-
toration, and courage to face life than from
the Bible, God's Holy Word. Here are some
examples that will prove the Scriptures are
true and as real and relevant today as the
current issue of newspaper.
God always keeps his promises. It's in the
Bible, II Corinthians 1:19-20
God never takes back or changes His
promises. It's in the Bible, Psalm 89:34
None of God's promises ever fail. It's in
the Bible, Joshua 23:14
We have been promised eternal life. It's
in the Bible, I John 2:25
God can do the impossible. It's in the
Bible, Luke 18:27
We have been promised new hearts and
desires. It's in the Bible, Ezekiel 36:26
He has promised forgiveness. It's in the
Bible, I John 1:9
God promises our sins will be far removed
from us. It's in the Bible, Psalm 103:12
We are promised that our sins will be
buried. It's in the Bible, Micah 7:19
He has promised the fruit of the Spirit. It's
in the Bible, Galatians 5:22-23
He has promised deliverance from fear.
It's in the Bible, Psalm 34:4
So, get your Bible and start reading. If you
don't have a Bible contact me at drlkml@ I will personally see to it that
you get one.
Dr. Les Morgan is pastor of Caloosa Baptist
Church, 200 yards behind Flora & Ella's in
LaBelle. There the truths of the Scripture are
preached every week and lives and being trans-
formed by the authority of the Bible.

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Caloosa Belle

September 2, 2010

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Sto the UPS Store, Com-
puter Outlets is the fourth
store in this chain. There
are two in Fort Myers and
-one in Bonita Springs.
According to Tom Mai-
ka, they intend to serve
the computer needs of
folks in Hendry/Glades,
T .Ma a eastern Lee County and
Immokalee/Ave Maria.
They can hook you up
with new or refurbished
ex i systems that have been
A computer Sales. thoroughly checked and
and refurbished.
Count on Computer
Outlets for all sorts of
Caloosa Belle/Patty Brant computer needs: lap-
Tom Maika and John Collins (not pictured) are ready to tops wireless capability,
welcome you and meet your computer needs at Com- software sales and sup-
puter Outlets, #300 City Plaza, on SR 80W. port. They can help you
You're working on your computer typ- improve your computer's
ing, copying, pasting, making graphs, down- security and assess all types of problems
loading pictures and information when all including helping local businesses with net-
of a sudden everything goes haywire. Time work support.
to pull out your hair? No. Time to call Con- They are also resellers of Comcast inter-
puter Outlets. net service.
pTom Outl adSome of the most common causes when
Tom Maika and John Collins have the your PC gets slow are a lack of maintenance
equipment and experience to make that and hard drive failure, Tom said. Computer
computer run right again. Outlets will help you with those problems,
Located in the City Plaza on SR 80W, next

recondition your machine and provide you
with online back up for your important in-
Individuals, small, medium and large
business are all welcome.
They are experienced with all popular
brands, including HP, Dell and Toshiba and
have them on hand. Tom and John are both
experienced in support and in computer
Confused by home systems, anti virus
and spyware? Computer Outlets can untan-
gle the mystery for you.
If you need to save a few dollars (and who
doesn't these days?) They offer refurbished
used computers. All components work,
have been thoroughly checked, operational
systems reloaded "all the bugs out."
Printer issues? They handle laser, desk jet
even old dot matrix models.
One of the beautiful things about Com-
puter Outlets is that they can provide service
quicker than you can get it from Fort Myers
- saving you time, money and gas.
They can come to your business or you
can bring your computer to them. They have
all the diagnostic tools to make repairs that
same day or the next, in most cases. Howev-
er, just in case, the Fort Myers team can ship
parts or provide extra personnel as needed.
Remember, they have a Microsoft Gold
Partner level of support and experience.

Submitted photo
Looking toward

the future

Thanks to a contribution from Lake
Okeechobee Regional Initiative
(LORI) to the salary for a market-
ing and public relations director, the
Hendry County Tourist Development
Council and Economic Development
Council are strengthening their abil-
ity to the meet the future. Celebrat-
ing the announcement are, pictured
from left: Hendry County EDC Direc-
tor Roger Harrison, Phil Bacon of
the LORI Group, Tuesday Tritt, Chair
of the Hendry County EDC, Hendry
County Commission Chairman Janet
Taylor and Mali Gardner representing
the Tourism Development Council.

There are lots of ways to get in trouble
with computers lack of maintenance, fail-
ure to run the manufacturers suggested se-
curity control, even not reading the manual.
But you can trust Computer Outlets to make
it right again.
Located on Hwy. 80 in unit #300 City Pla-
za, Computer Outlets is open 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Monday-Friday. Call 612-0533.


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Community Briefs

Social services relocating
Hendry County Social will be relocating
on Sept. 7h to 485 Cowboy Way. The build-
ing is also occupied by the Florida Depart-
ment of Children & Families. They will not
be able to assist anyone on Sept. 7 but will
reopen on Sept. 8. Please remember you
need to call for an appointment to be seen.
Sorry, no walk-ins.

Support LHS football
On Friday, Sept. 3, First Bank of Clewiston
will be serving hot dogs, chips and soda to
show support for the Cowboys on the day of
their first game of the season. Come show
your support.

Help for Medicare beneficiaries
Medicare Beneficiary Outreach and As-
sistance representatives from Southwest
Florida AAA will be available to help Medi-
care beneficiaries learn if they qualify for
additional benefits and to apply for them.
Come to Hope Connections, 475 East Cow-
boy Way, Friday, Sept. 17, from 11 a.m.-3
p.m. For more information call the toll-free
Elder Helpline at 1-800-963-5337.

Topic free computer classes
LaBelle Assembly of God will once again
be offering free computer classes on Mon-
day morning starting September 13. The
computer classes are hands-on experience
with the computer and programs. All age
students are welcome but there is limited
space. Each class is one hour long and
may cover word processing, photo editing,
e-mail, web searching also known as surf-
ing, databasing, moviemaking as well as
computer maintenance and care. Comput-
ers are provided; students may also bring
in their own laptop computers, so they can
work with their own equipment. For more
information call 675-0900. LaBelle Assem-
bly of God is located on Fraser Avenue in
LaBelle across from the Edward Upthegrove
Elementary school.

SAO closings
The Hendry/Glades State Attorney's Of-
fice will be closed Monday, September 6, in
observance of Labor Day and will re-open
on Tuesday, September 7, at 8:30 a.m. They
will also be closed on Thursday, September
9, in observance of Rosh Hashanah and will
re-open Friday, September 10, at 8:30 a.m.

Attention caregivers
An Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group
will meet at Oakbrook of LaBelle, 250 Bro-
ward Ave., Thursday, Sept. 9, at 1 p.m. The
meeting is open to the public and sponsored
by ACE Homecare as part of its community
outreach program. For information call 863-

Kiwanis meeting changes
If you are interested in becoming involved
in your community you might be interested
in attending a Kiwanis meeting. Meetings
are 7 a.m. Tuesday at Beef O'Brady's. If you
can't make an early morning meeting, try

an evening meeting the last Tuesday of each
month at Beef O'Brady's; dinner at 5:30
meeting at 6 p.m. For more information you
can call Nell at 863-675-1313.

VFW membership, menu
VFW Post 10100 will pay for the mem-
bership of any armed forces personnel cur-
rently serving in harm's way. Please call 863-
VFW Ladies Auxiliary will serve chicken
wings, slaw and garlic toast Friday, Sept. 3,
at 5 p.m., $5. Don't forget hamburgers every
Saturday 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

GOP office change
Office hours on Wednesday will be from
4-6 p.m.; Sat. hours will remain 9 a.m.-1
p.m. The Republican Headquarters office
in LaBelle, 200 Main Street is well stocked
with campaign materials and yard signs for
most Republican candidates. Please call 863
675-4924 or stop by the office if you have
any questions or to pick up absentee voter
The General Election is Nov. 2.
Registration for the general election by
October 4.

SCFC to meet
The Swamp Cabbage Festival Committee
will be selecting a theme and poster design
for the 2011 festival at its Monday, Sept. 13,
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 selected, the committee
reserves the right to make needed changes
to the artwork in order to accommodate its
use in various ways. Entries can be received
at City Hall any time prior to the September

No garbage pick up
There will be no garbage pickup on
Monday Sept. 6, for unincorporated Hendry
County. There will be no recycle pick up that
day for Felda residents. Normal service will
resume on the next regular schedule pick up
day. Call 675-5252 with questions.

Widows to meet
The Widows Support Group will meet
for lunch Sept. 16 at 1:30 a.m. at Contrera's
Mexican Restaurant. All widows welcome.

Plan for Lincoln Reagan dinner
Hold the date, Thursday, Oct. 7, for the
annual Lincoln Reagan Dinner at the La-
Belle Civic Center. Guest speaker will be the
Honorable Denise Grimsley. The event will
be catered by Flora & Ella's (World Famous
Pies). Cost $30 per person (under 18 $10 per
person). Sponsor a table for $500.
Invitations will be sent out in early Sep-
tember. Put this important date on your cal-
Please call Steve Nisbet at 863-885-1515
with any questions.

Submitted photo

Busy summer at Riverside Retreat
Over a period of four weeks, 140 children and youth from many locations in
South Florida participated in summer camping activities at Riverside Retreat,
the Methodist camp just 10 miles from LaBelle. Good food, wonderful mu-
sic and daily Bible studies were woven in with kayaking, swimming, hiking,
environmental studies, dancing and drumming. Children ranged in age from
second grade through high school graduates. They came from the Keys,
Miami, Leesburg, Moore Haven, Ft. Myers and more! During the Outreach
Camp, children were treated to a bouncehouse (donated by the Kiwanis of
LaBelle) and the ice cream tractor (provided by Everglades Tractor). Martha
Pierce, Director of Riverside, stated, "Summer Camp is the highlight of the
year for staff. We have a crew of 40 volunteers, many of whom take vacation
to participate."

The Notice of Proposed Property

Taxes (TRIM Notice) for the Hendry

County Hospital Authority indicat-

ed an incorrect public hearing

date/time of September 13, 2010

5:30 pm.

The correct date/time for the

public hearing on the proposed

taxes and budget is Tuesday,

September 8, 2010 at 5:30 pm at

Hendry Regional

Convenient Care Center

450 South Main Stree

LaBelle, Florida 33935

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Writers group taking off Church Briefs

The new LaBelle Writers Group seems to
be growing with local writers and aspiring
writers. The group meets the second Thurs-
day monthly at Barron Library and had its first
guest speaker this month. Eric Tommerdahl,
Director of the Clewiston Library, provided
an overview of the Hendry County Library
system, which includes Clewiston, LaBelle
and Harlem. He also explained what's hot in
the world of books right now.
"I see a trend toward escapism, away
from reality," he told the group, citing huge
best sellers like the Twilight series, based on
vampires, tales of the paranormal and thrill-
ers drawn right from today's headlines.
He said mysteries are always high on the
popularity list and "women's literature is
rated high at this time.
He said that, despite hard times, book
sales are still increasing. Electronic books
are a new trend that are making an impact.
Still, he said he sees traditional books hold-
ing their ground although they may one day

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be overtaken by electronic versions in the
Locally, Florida books are always popu-
All three county libraries have comput-
ers for public use, along with WiFi access,
public meeting rooms, inter-library book
service, CDs, DVDs. They host social security
service and tutors.
Nationally, he said 40 percent of those
using library computers use them for job
searches. Libraries are important access
points for the unemployed.
After the meeting Barron Library Head Li-
brarian Karen Hildebrand said she believes
that electronic reading media are actually
helping to promote reading and also make
it easier for people to keep up with reading
they might not otherwise find the time to
Local author Sally Settle also attended the
meeting and will hopefully return to speak
to the group later.

Caloosa Belle/Patty Brant
The LaBelle Writers Group meets the second Thursday of each month at noon
in the meeting room of the Barron Library. The young group hopes to offer sup-
port, encouragement and important information to area writers. Seated from
left: Director of the Clewiston Library and August 12 guest speaker Eric Tom-
merdahl and Christina Wickham. Standing from left: Nikki Yeager, Richard Lynn,
Brenda Goodwin and Sally Settle. Members not pictured include: Barbara Oehl-
beck, Phillip Keyes, Dale Conyers and Patty Brant.

Shop for Ronald McDonald House

Ronald McDonald House Charities of
Southwest Florida is pleased to announce
Macy's Shop for A Cause on Saturday, Oc-
tober 16, benefitting Ronald McDonald
House Charities of Southwest Florida.
This unique one day only shopping
event requires participants to purchase a
$5 shopping pass from Ronald McDonald
House Charities at 239-437-0202. By pur-
chasing a pass to the event, customers
support their favorite cause while enjoying
a day of spectacular discounts, entertain-
ment, special events and a chance to win
a $500 shopping spree.
This exclusive shopping pass includes
10-20% off most regular, sale and clearance
items all day, plus 25%* off one regular,

sale or clearance item in men's, women's
or kids apparel or accessories. Some ex-
clusions apply. Please call 239-437-0202 to
get your shopping pass now and support
Ronald McDonald House Charities! Shop-
ping passes can be used at any Macy's or
on line.
Ronald McDonald House Charities@ of
Southwest Florida creates, finds and sup-
ports programs that directly improve the
health and well being of children in South-
west Florida. Ronald McDonald House
Charities of Southwest Florida supports
The Ronald McDonald House, The Ron-
ald McDonald Care Mobile, Grants and
Scholarships. Visit our website: www.rm-

Christian school to open
International Christian Academy, kinder-
garten through 12th grade, is a ministry of
International Christian Fellowship. School
will open on Sept. 7, 2010. ICA is located
at 233 Clark Street, and welcomes children
of various backgrounds within the commu-

Christian Men to
commemorate 9/11
The Gathering of Christian Men of Hen-
dry County is planning a gospel concert
commemorating the Sept. 11 attacks on this
country in 2001. The event will be held Sept.
11 at the LaBelle Civic Center starting at 7
p.m. Schedule to appear are: Rob and Joy
Armstrong, Dave Randant, Dillon Thomas,
Mercy and Grace and more.
Admission will be free a love offering
will be accepted. For more information con-
tact Larry Woosley at 673-0335.

Community Brief

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. Variety of sandwiches and finger foods $3.50 each,
desserts $1. (Menu varies each week). Public welcome; 699 Hickpochee Ave. (SR 80).



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

Christ the

"Where everybody is Somebody and Jesus is Lord
9:15 a.m '1I .- 1,- Worship
Lord's Supper 1st, 3rd & 5th 'I.l -
10:30 am. Bible Study

.4 miles west of Hwy 29 on CR 78

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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.

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

Kick off Classic disappointing for Cowboys

by Patty Brant
Caloosa Belle
Messy. That's what Coach Hal Bennett
said about last Friday night's Kick Off Clas-
sic when the Cowboys were run over by the
Indians, 34-6.

LHS Football


Varsity Football
Sept. 3: Cardinal Mooney, H, 7:30 p.m.
Sept. 10: Evangelical Christian, A,
7:30 p.m.
Sept. 17 Bishop Verot, H, 7:30 p.m.
Sept. 24: Lake Placid, H, 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 1: Open/Bye
Oct. 8: Dunbar, A, 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 15: Lemon Bay, H, Homecoming,
7 p.m.
Oct. 22: Gateway, 7 p.m.
Oct. 29: Clewiston, A, 7:30 p.m.
Nov. 5: Island Coast, H, 7:30 p.m.
Nov. 12: Riverdale, A. 7:30 p.m.

Junior Varsity Football
Sept. 2: Gateway Charter, H, 6 p.m.
Sept. 9: ECS, A, 6 p.m.
Sept. 16: Bishop Verot, A, 6 p.m.
Sept. 23: Clewiston, A, 7 p.m.
Sept. 30: Open
Oct. 7: Lemon Bay, A, 6 p.m.
Oct. 14: Clewiston, H, 6 p.m.
Oct. 21: Cardinal Mooney, H, 6 p.m.
Oct. 28: ECS, H, 6 p.m.

"We're not a 36-6 team with the Indians,"
Coach Bennett said. "We didn't play up to
our potential."
Although there were spurts of good
things, coach pointed out about a four-
minute stretch in the second quarter when
it seemed the Cowboys could do nothing
right. From throwing an interception to fum-
bling on two possessions, Coach Bennett
said, "We just couldn't get out of our own
"This is not what we're capable of," he
added. The team went from being down
13-0 to 34-0 at half time.
This week on the practice field the Cow-
boys are going back to the basics. With so
many turnovers, Coach Bennett said they
need to work on the fundamentals.
They are all things the team has been
working on but, in the heat of battle they
forgot, he said. Although some penalties are
expected early in the season, coach wants
the boys to work on minimizing them.
He said the Cowboys had several decent
runs that were called back due to penalties
that could have been avoided.
The Cowboys will also be down three
starters this week. Landon Beer will be out
with an ankle injury, Daniel Garcia with el-
bow problems and Caleb Rimes with a con-
"We need to play up to our potential

Submitted photo/Lynnette Rivas

Coach Russell Bell discusses strat-
egy with Caleb Rimes and lan Kelley.
The Cowboys will play at home Friday
night against Cardinal Mooney. Wear
your Red and White with pride and
come cheer on your team!

and not give up. It's psychological," coach
said, more than anything else. "We'll have
to work if we want to meet our goals. We
moved the ball well at times," he said, "but
struggled to stop them."
This Friday coach feels the Cowboys
match up much better against Cardinal
Mooney and expects to see his boys play
The Cowboys are probably faster than
they are, but the teams are pretty even in
size. Mooney's team is very disciplined phys-
ically, he added.

The Cowboys will have to maintain
possession of the football and the back up
players will have to get up to 100 percent to
make a good showing Friday.
Coach Bennett is looking for the defense
to put pressure on the quarterback, work on
their blitz package and improve their tack-
Fans are invited out to this Friday's home
game, which starts at 7:30 p.m.
The Junior Varsity plays Thursday evening
at home against Gateway Charter. Game
time 6 p.m.



Submitted photo/Jay Buchanan F.E.D., F.S.A.
2010 LHS Volleyball team members are, front row from left: Kindall Tindall,
Rachel Reinbott, Savana Cheney, Ashley Cruz, Gennifer Raulerson. Back row:
Coach Lori Perkins, Kendall Marotti, Abbie O'Ferrell, Courtney Bancroft, An-
dra Lutkenhaus, Kayla Keller, Assistant Coach Wendy O'Ferrell.

Sept. 3-4 Cowgirls Classic TBA
Sept. 7: Bishop Verot, A, 6-7 p.m.
Sept. 9: Gateway, H, 6-7 p.m.
Sept. 11: JV tourney Riverdale, TBA
Sept. 16: Estero, H, 5:30-7 p.m.
Sept. 21: Island Coast, H, 6-7 p.m.
Sept. 20: Canterbury, A, 5 p.m.
Sept. 23: Gateway, A, 6-7 p.m.
Sept. 28: Dunbar, A, 6 p.m.
Sept. 30: Naples Baptist, A, 5 p.m.
Oct. 4: Gulf Coast, A, 5-6 p.m.
Oct. 5: Charlotte, A, 5:30-7 p.m.
Oct. 7: Island Coast, A, 5:30-7 p.m.
Oct. 12: Bishop Verot, H, 5:30-7 p.m.
Oct. 15-16: Canterbury, A, TBA
Oct. 18: Clewiston, A, 6-7 p.m.
Oct. 19: Lake Placid, H, 6-7 p.m.
Oct. 21: ECS, A, 5-6:30 p.m.

Submitted photo/Lynnette Rivas
Cowboy Chris Garcia sucks it up as
the Cowboys take it on the chin.

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Nine months, three

weeks and counting

by Lynnette Rivas
Senior Year Success is underway.
Like most people at LHS, I was born
and raised here in LaBelle. So now
my Senior year, I am finally realizing
that my time here is almost over. In-
stead of focusing on that, however,
I focus instead on my main goal,
making this year count. Every mem-
ory, Every moment, will be worth Lynett
remembering. The countdown be- Rivas
gins and I'm now facing my last 10
months in the place I've come to call home.
I am Editor-in-Chief of the LaBelle High
School yearbook, A secretary for my father's
company, and now, A writer for the Caloosa
Belle. While this may look like a full plate
from the outside prospective, I embrace the
I am gaining life experiences that many


other people will never have the op-
portunity to face. I have watched
and captured my peers' lives and
shared their experiences. I never
played football, yet I dodged the
ball, never gave blood, but I've
faced the needle, I've never done
many things, but I have experienced
them through other people's eyes.
I believe everyone has a story, life
defining moments who they are,
what they do and I am determined
to give them a voice. I speak for the silent, I
give them confidence and make their exis-
tence known.
This year, I promise to go out with a
bang, and to make every moment count. My
classmates and I are a new beginning and
the wings of change. Our Senior Year Suc-
cess is under way.

Sharing the road with school buses

If you are heading to work or have an
appointment you want to be at on-time for
Monday morning, then you might want to
set your alarm clock a few minutes earlier.
Monday, August 23, marked the first day
of school for Hendry County students. The
big yellow buses are out in force transport-
ing some 4,500 students and that could slow
things down a bit. Hendry County Sheriff
Steve Whidden is asking that drivers watch
out and be patience.
"Kids are going to be out and about," said
Sheriff Steve Whidden. "Kids will be walking
to school, waiting at school bus stops, and
driving, so everybody needs to be careful."
Commuters might want to get an early
start and should also be aware of traffic
back-ups in school zones, especially on
Cowboy Way and on Main Street, and in the
area of Upthegrove Elementary in LaBelle.
In Clewiston drivers may experience conges-
tion in the area of Clewiston Middle School
on U.S. 27 and Pasadena. Remember to
watch for children crossing U.S. 27 at West
Pasadena. In the area of the Eastside Ele-
mentary, Westside Elementary and Central
Elementary on WC. Owens, W Arroya and
Dean Duff parents may experience heavy
traffic. South Francisco and East Aztec road-
ways will be shared with both parents and
students entering Clewiston High School.
"Bus safety is a year-around concern,"
said Sheriff Whidden. "I wanted to take this

Community Brief

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.

opportunity to remind drivers of the laws
that exist to protect children getting on and
off the bus and protect you from tragedy."
Florida law requires that:
School buses are equipped with yel-
low flashing lights in addition to red flashing
lights. Yellow flashing lights are for warning
purposes. This lets you know the driver is
entering a loading or unloading zone and
will be stopping soon and displaying flash-
ing red lights and extending the stop arm.
Vehicles must stop before reaching a bus
that has its flashing red warning lights and/
or stop signal arm extended. Vehicles may
not pass until the flashing red lights and sig-
nals are turned off.
Vehicles traveling in the same and op-
posite direction as the bus on an undivided
road are always required to stop.
Vehicles traveling on a divided, or sepa-
rated, highway do not have to stop when
meeting a bus on the other side of the road.
Drivers never pass on the right side of
the bus, where children enter or exit. This is
illegal and can have tragic results.
In Hendry County School Bus drivers
are required to stop at yield signs. Please be
aware of these areas and be patient.
Violation of these laws can result in a
$268.00 traffic fine, mandatory court ap-
pearance and four points on your driver's
Class of 1990 -
20 Yr. Reunion
Location: LaBelle, FL
Date: Oct. 15th, 16th, & 17th 2010
Extending invitations to Classes of 1988
through 1992
For more info log on at
or call Karen Duke Gann at
Hope to see you there!

Submitted photo

Getting kids ready for school
Foster Children Wishes is proud to be a part of helping foster kids get the
things they need to be a success in school. The organization wants to rec-
ognize those who donated items for the children. Costco donated the back-
packs and First National Bank of the Gulf Coast donated the school supplies.
Foster Children Wishes coordinated the process and distribution of the items
to the Family Preservation Office in LaBelle. In total they put together 20 back
packs with appropriate supplies for grades third-11th and seven smaller
packets for grades one and two. Pictured are Laurie and Richard Carley of
Foster Children Wishes.

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School Briefs

Train for construction,

social media
The Education Center of Southwest Flor-
ida is seeking applications to enroll in an
Introductory to the Core Curriculum: Intro-
duction to the Construction Trade or a Social
Media class slated to begin in September. For
applications or information call 675-6800,
239-860-6722 or e-mail Shughesedcenter@ The Education Center
and the Career and Service Center are open
daily Monday-Friday from 8-5 at 4930 SR
Hwy 29S.

COES spaghetti, social night
Get ready to have a great time at Country
Oaks Elementary School. The LaBelle Rotary
Club will be sponsoring an "All You Can Eat"
Spaghetti Dinner on Tuesday, September 7,
5-7 p.m. in the Country Oaks Elementary
Cafeteria. Tickets cost $5 for adults and $4
for children. The K-2 class and the 3-5 class
which sells the most tickets will receive a
pizza party. Proceeds will go toward enhanc-
ing existing programs at COES.
On this social night, classrooms will be
open for parent visitation from 6-7 p.m. We
will be selling T-Shirts for $10. There will
also be a book fair in the Media Center from
5-7 p.m. and a parent & Title I meeting in
the cafeteria beginning at 7:30 p.m. Please
plan on attending this important meeting
and think about joining our school's PTO.
We look forward to seeing you on the 7th.
For the spaghetti dinner, it is recommend-
ed that you purchase tickets in advance.
(This is how we will credit classes to see
who wins the pizza parties.) If you would
like to purchase tickets ahead of time, please
call the school at 674-4140 for information.

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.
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.



863-675-0898 OFC
NIKKI YEAGER, Broker Assoc. PAUL ROSER, Broker
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$48,000 Mobile home, in 2003. Short Sale
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$49,900 Seller Financing on 2006 3/2 UNDER garage.
this newer mobile hoe in Tiled O$1 BmACTo'n in
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$52 900 Exceptional newer $79,000 r price
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$89000- 3/2 in Moore Haven $129,000 Belmont home
Yacht Club 1200 Sq Ft. ox 1,800 sq. ft. Built in
$119,900 Newer 3/2 on a 195s- Shoute S
nicely located 5 ac. parcel in EXECUTIVE HOMES
Muse. $287,500 Historical home
$160,000 WOWP built in the 920s in the heart
Exceptional custom 3/2 + of LaBelle on I ac.
office ...I... .i ..1 6BR/2BA.$320,000 Caloosa
Huge i. I Estates Jewel. Features 2
look pristine 5 acres w/oaks, master suites .l.... i.i- i
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... i .' ome ac. in ,,ti oi Oak Haven
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$49,900 Seller FLinanding ,.,i. round .1 i.
2/1.5 in Port LaBelle, nice spectacular pool home
yard. w/waterfall.

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

* 80 AC PARADISE. Fe4 r ks, pines and palmettos. (1 mile
south of Desoto Co. li tedmio OZO,000
* 40 AC SOUTH OF IABELLE, improved pasture. $4,500 per acre with
* COMMERCIAL LOT on SR 29 S. Great location for convenience
store, laundry, restaurant, etc. REDUCED $89,500
Finish inside of home to your own specs for residential or commer-
cial use. CONVENIENT LOCATION. $385,000
* BEAUTIFUL AND CONVENIENT 4.41 AC w/older (updated) mobile,
Double J Acres. $80,000 w/possible owner financing. Bring offers!


Real Estate Corp.

* Establishment centerally located in the
heart of LaBelle. Family owned and operated
for many years. Sale includes building, land,
inventory, and license for package sales and
on premises consumption. $249,900.
* Coporate owned! Beautiful 3/3.5 home locat-
ed in classic Plantation Estates of Lely Features
-3,000+/- sq. ft of living area, high ceilings, for-
mal dining area, spacious den, master wuite fit
for a king and much, much more. $849,900.
* Corporate owned! 2004 CBS home on
4.98+/- acres located west of LaBelle. Ceramic
tile, fireplace, spacious rooms & much more.

* Centrally located in LaBelle, close to schools,
shopping and financial institutions. Zoned B-1
* Look no further, immaculate 3/2 located in
the city of LaBelle. Features den, family room,
dining room, fenced backyard. ...
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* Corpotate owned! 3/2 CBS home with
2,000+/- sq. ft. cUND Ra, 2 car garage on
50+/- acre. $ AI I'RACT
* Corporate i t e I home on
.50+/- of an OULUj 'I ,-ar SR 80.

* 145 AC WORKING ORANGE GROVE south of LaBelle. May be
divided into 4 parcels, 13.3 ac, 51 ac and two 40 ac parcels available.
Lots of wildlife in the area.
* 439 AC BANK OWNED south of Arcadia. Improved pasture with
cabbage and oak hammocks. Currently being used for cattle. Seller
will consider dividing and is READY to sell! BRING OFFERS! Asking
$5,000 per acre.
* 2200 SF STILT HOME on .9 ac in Double J Acres, $130,000. SELL-
* 40ACRE RANCH with 3/2 mobile hc- I- t-I t-- I
ing, barns, cow pens, guest/caretaker .i 91.000 ..

580 S. Main St. LaBelle, Fl.
863 675-1973
Ifyou are thinking oftnFing or selling, give us a call!
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Greg Miners Lic R.E. Broker Associates Art Fry, Defia Miners,
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* Investors! two rentals on .76+/- of an acre.
Located in LaBelle. Property includes 1
manufracted home and 1 small frame home.
. I condition.
,,,I,, car garage

* Corporate o' i. 1 50+/-
of an acre with ,UN -- n ,I I;;
area dn 2 ca CONTRACT '', "
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* Corporate owned! 2/1 in good condition.
Located in city of LaBelle close to schools and
shopping. $54,900.
* ( .1 .. .1 1 ,/- sq. ft. of
livi.. I spacious
rod, i U l LaBelle.

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What a deal! $C I'RACT
* Great investment potentialT BR/lB home on
a corner lot. Homes needs some work... but is
priced to sell. $17,000.
* 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 & mastr bath. New carpet through out
home. $149,900.
* 3/2 manufactured home on 4+/- acres in
Muse. Partially cleared and fenced. $145,000.
* Two for the price of one on 1 ac. 3/2 well
maintained manufactured home + a 2/2 manu-
factured 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.
* Immaculate 3/2 located in City of LaBelle on
oversized lot, features woodlike flooring and
carpet, master bath has tiled shower, overspa-
cious kitchen and much much more. Priced to
sell at $69,900.
* Affordable starter 3/1.5 on corner lot in
Moore Haven. $50,000.
" 'I .. U ID ,:res out-
I I: ,~,I coat of
* Immaculate ready to move in 2/1 on corner
lot. New vinyl/carpet, tiled shower and tiled
kitchen countertop w/oak cabinets. $40,000.
Call about our vacant land
* 2.72+/- partially fenced acreage in Muse.
* .29 +/- acre in Belmont S/D. Priced to sell at
only $42,000. Possible seller financing.
* Buy now, build later. Nice city lot in Belmont
subdivision. $35,000.
* Nice 1.25+/- ac. in Montura $8,000.
* 2 Montura lots- $5,500 each
* Call about our Port LaBelle lots!
* Prime 20+/- ac potential commercial parcel
located near West Glades Elem. in Muse &just
minutes away from LaBelle. $3.50 per sq ft.
* Invest now build later! Corner lot outside
city limits near town. $85,000.
* Corner lot w/2 buildings and fenced.
* Establishment centerally located in the heart
of LaBelle. Family owned and operated for
many years. Sale includes building, land, inven-
tory, and license for package sales and on
premises consumption. $249,900.

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10 wks old, miniatures,
2 males, 1 female, $75
ea. neg. (239)247-2452
after 4 pm

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Spanish Speaking a
plus. Be your own Boss.
Stylist, skin care, mas-
sage therapist, nail
tech. Private studio,
and chair lease
available Great location
Upscale salon in
Downtown LaBelle

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

Country Village 1/1
with large lanai, private
yard. $525 per month,
security deposit can be
spread out over first 6
months. Call Cindy

2br, 2 full ba, 1 car gar-
age. Very nice & clean.
No pets. $650/mo
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city limits on large lot
with oak trees, screened
porch and storage shed.
$495/mo.(863) 675-0104

Large 3BR/2BA home
for rent. (863)673-9133

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Cowboy Way & Kennedy
Blvd. Monthly includes
tax: 5'xlO' $42.80;
8'xlO' $53.50;10'x10'
$58.85; 8'x25 $96.30;
24 hr access $25
returnable key deposit.

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LABELLE Mobile home
w/additions- 2 Bdr/2ba
on 3 lots, 10x14 utility
shed. $33,000, 255
Cook Street. Also
12x14 shed $700
(863) 675-0135

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Move in today! 3/2 +
garage. Built 2005.
Over sized yard on cul-
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LaBelle 15 mobile home
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LABELLE 1 br/ 1 ba,
RV resort in Labelle. $450
per mo plus deposit.
(863) 673-6362

LABELLE 2 bdrm,
2 bath, On Hwy 80,
1 acre, No pets.
(863) 230-0190

LaBelle 3 Bdrm and 2
Bdrm & iba Large deck,
Oak trees, A/C $150
wk. + $200 sec. dep.
Call 863-673-5704

3 bedroom, 2 bath, $90
per wk, plus deposit.
(863) 673-6362

LaBelle Mobile
for rent 2 bed,
$400 month

1 bath

Hwy. 78, West of La-
belle. Secluded area.
$450 month + $450 se-
curity deposit.

Mobile home 2br, bath
central a/c located on
Carlotta Street in La-
Belle. $150 weekly with
$100 deposit or $475
monthly. Call Kenny at

Nice 3 BR 2 BA for rent.
Country setting. $700/mo
Call (863)675-5729
Please leave message.

New doublewide, 2br,
2bath located in a 55
years and older Adult
Gated Community that
is located just north of
the bridge in Moore
Haven. $595 monthly.
Ready to move in.
863-673-4325 or

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

For Sale by Owner: Like
Brand new 2005 12x34
Park Model 1 bedroom,
1 bath, awning and re-
movable wooded porch
$17,500 863-675-3783,
cell 239-691-3804

Large repo 4br/2bath
mobile ome on your lot
or ours. Only $59,900
includes setup and a/c.
Very easy financing.
Call 863-675-8888 or

New 3br/2bath double-
wide only $49,900.
Trade-ins are welcome.
Setup and a/c included.
We also have inexpen-
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more information call
Lorena or Kenny

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AUCTION on Friday,
September 10 at 9:00 a.m. at
1225 NW Ave. L,
Belle Glade, Florida
*Property of Tonia Moore
Barbie car, sewing machine,
television, microwave, carpet
cleaner, standing fan, shredder,
computer monitor, bookshelf,
stroller, miscellaneous boxes
364570 BGS 9/2,9/10
File No. 2010-68CP
The administration of the estate of
EVELYN PORTELLI, deceased, whose
date of death was June 5, 2010; is


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pending in the Circuit Court for
Hendry County, Florida, Probate Divi-
sion, File Number 2010-68CP the
address of which is 25 East Hick-
poochee Avenue, State Road 80 Cor-
ner State Road 29, LaBelle, Florida
33935. The names and addresses of
the personal representative and the
personal representative's attorney
are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and
other persons, who have claims or
demands against decedent's estate,
including unmatured, contingent or
unliquidated claims, and who have
been served a copy of this notice,
must file their claims with this court
All other creditors of the decedent
and other persons who have claims
or demands against the decedent's
estate, including unmatured, contin-
gent or unliquidated claims, must file
their claims with this court WITHIN
Florida Bar No. 275328
Attorneys for
Personal Representative
10081 Pines Boulevard, Suite C
Pembroke Pines, Florida 33024
Telephone: 954-431-2000
Personal Representative
11536 N.W. 10th Street
Pembroke Pines, FL 33026
364011 CN/CB 8/26;9/2/10
Notice of Sheriff's Sale
Notice is hereby given that pursue
ant to a Writ of Execution, issued
in the Circuit Court Court of Dade
County, Florida, on the 7th day
of June, 2010 in the cause
wherein Leon Wildstein is plain-
tiff and Daniel Perez is defen-
dant, being Case number
2009-19929CA 13, in said
Court, I, Steve Whidden, as Sher-
iff of Hendry County, Florida, have
levied upon all the right, title and
interest of the defendant Daniel
Perez, in and to the following de-
scribed property, to-wit:
Lots 11 and 12, Block 2041, PORT
LABELLE UNIT 2, a subdivision ac-
cording to the Plat thereof record-
ed in Plat Book 3, Page 60 of the
Public Records of Hendry County,
Florida. Parcel nos. 4 29 43
10-020-2041-012.0 and 4 29 43
10-020-2041-011.0 a/k/a 3016
and 3018 Base Ct, LaBelle FL
Lot 15, Block 2059, PORT LA-
BELLE UNIT 2, a subdivision ac-
cording to the Plat thereof
recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 60
of the Public Records of Hendry
County, Florida. Parcel no. 4 29
43 10-022-059-015.0 a/k/a 3015
W Briarwood Circle, LaBelle FL
Lot 8, Block 2206, PORT LABELLE
UNIT 7, a subdivision according to
the Plat thereof recorded in Plat
Book 3, Page 116 of the Public
Records of Hendry County, Flori-
da. Parcel no. 4 29 43
10-070-2206-008.0 a/k/a 7016 Al-
ton Ct, LaBelle FL
The North /2 of the Southeast /4
of the Northwest /4 of the South-
west 14 of the Southwest 14 of
Section 35, Township 44 South,
Range 32 East, Hendry County,
Florida. Also known as Lot 3755
Montura Ranch Estates. Subject
to easement for an access roa of
the east 30 feet thereof. Parcel
no. 1 32 44
35-AOO-0168.0000 a/k/a 830 S
Isora St, Montura Ranches, La-
Belle FL
And on the 23rd day of Septem-
ber, 2010 at the Hendry County
Sheriff's Office, LaBelle, Florida, at
the hour of 11:00am, or as soon
thereafter as possible, I will offer
for sale all the said defendant's,
Daniel Perez, right, title and in-
terest in the aforesaid property, at
public auction and will sell the
same, subject to taxes, all prior li-
ens, encumbrances and judg-
ments, if any, to the highest
bidder for CASH IN HAND, the
proceeds to be applied as far as
may be to the payment of costs
and the satisfaction of the above-
described execution.
Steve Whidden
Hendry County, Florida
By: Lieutenant Andy Lewis
363162 CB/CGS
8/19,26 & 9/2,9/2010

Notice of RFP Ranking Meeting
Hendry County
Notce is hereby given that there will be a meeting for ranking the respons-
es to the RFP for Pharmacy Services for Hendry County Jail Inmates. It will
be held on September 13, 2010 at 10:00 A.M., in Conference Room A-118,
165 S. Lee Street, LaBelle, FL 33935.
If a person decides to appeal any decision made with respect to any matter
considered at this meeting, he/she will need a record of the proceedings,
and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim
record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and
evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.
364779 CB/CN 9/2/10

Florida Department of Transportation Project
Bids will be received by the District One Office until 2:00 RM. on Thursday,
September 16, 2010, for the following Proposals:
E1I98- A Certification of Qualification is not required for Roadside Mowing &
Litter Removal in Okeechobee County. Budget Estimate: $200,000.00
E1I99- A Certification of Qualification is not required for Removal & Re-
placement of Thermoplastic & Retro-Reflective Pavement Markings in
Glades & Hendry Counties. Budget Estimate: $84,842.00
E1J00- A Certification of Qualificaton is not required for Shoulder Rework &
Sodding in Okeechobee County. Budget Estimate: $118,750.00
E1J01- A Certfication of Qualification is not required for Shoulder Repair,
Sodding, & Fertilizer in Desoto & Hardee Counties. Budget Estmate:
Complete letting advertisement information for this project is available on
our website at
or by calling (863) 519-2559.
363298 CB/CGS 8/26 & 9/2/2010


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LaBelle, FL

Take notice that Hendry County Board of County Commissioners and the
Hendry County Professional EMT & Paramedics Union will conduct an im-
passe meeting regarding the contract for the Hendry County Professional
EMT & Paramedics' Local 4520 at 3:00 p.m., Friday September 10 2010, at
the Commission Room, Hendry County Courthouse, 25 East Hickpoochee,
LaBelle, Florida
If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board with respect
to any matter considered at such meeting or hearing, he or she will need a
record of the proceedings and, for such purpose, he or she may need to en-
sure that a verbatm record of the proceedings is made, which record in-
cludes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.
Janet Taylor, Chairwoman
364242 CB/CN 9/2/10

Notce is hereby given that pursuant to call of the Board of Supervisors of
EAST BEACH WATER CONTROL DISTRICT, the 2010 Annual Meeting will be
held at the office of said District, at Belle Glade, Palm Beach County, Flori-
da, on Wednesday, September 15, 2010, at 8:00 A.M. for the purposes of:
1. Electing one Supervisor for a term of three years,
2. Receiving annual reports and taking such action with respect thereto
as the landowners may determine; and
3. Transacting such other business as may come before the meeting.
If a person decides to appeal the decision of the Board of Supervisors with
respect to any matter considered at the meeting herein referred, he or she
may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made,
which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is
Roger Hatton, President
363046 SUN 8/26;9/2/10

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September 2, 2010

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The Hendry County Hospital Au-
thority Board of Directors will con-
duct a SPECIAL Board Meebting for
the purpose of considering a prelim-
nary 2010/2011 fiscal year budget
and the awarding of bids pertaining
to the hospital emergency room pro-
ject on Tuesday, September 7th, at
1:00 pm in the conference room at
Hendry Regional Medical Center, 524
West Sagamore Avenue, Clewiston,
364566 CN/CB 9/2/10

Vaughan joins Primary Residential Mortgage, Inc.

RFQ. No: 2010-31
OPENING DATE: Friday September 24,2010 at 2:00 pm
Hendry County is seeking engineering firms interested in providing profes
sional services in connection with design services for the Helms Road Exten
sion from SR 80 to SR 29 in Hendry County, Florida. Firms submitting must
have expertise in construction design services. Proposers shall have all ser
vices available in-house or may propose multiple frms, which have joined
together to provide the various required disciplinary services in order to of
fer a complete submission. Individuals and firms properly registered in the
State of Florida are encouraged to submit their qualifications for consider
bon. All submittals (see Part IV, Submissions Requirements) received in re-
sponse to this RFQ will be reviewed by a County Evaluation Committee. In
order to be considered, submittals must be received by the Board of County
Commissioners at the C. E. Hall Building (Clerk's Office) in the Hendry
County Courthouse Complex, 25 E. Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle Florida by
2:00 p.m., September 24, 2010, at which time all responses to this request
will be recorded in the presence of one or more witnesses.
A copy of the Instructions and RFQ Documents can be obtained from the
Henry County Engineering Office, located at 99 E Cowboy Way, LaBelle, FL
(for pick up), Post Office Box 2340, LaBelle, FL 33975 (mailing address) ol
by calling (863) 675-5222. Instructions and RFQ documents will be emailed
upon request; however, Hendry County will not guarantee the accuracy or
completeness of documents sent via email.
The solicitation does not commit Hendry County to award any contracts, to
pay any costs incurred in the preparation of a response to this RFQ, or tb
contract for any services. The County reserves the right to reject any or al
submittals received as a result of this solicitation or to cancel in part or in
its enbtirety this RFQ, if it is in the best interest of the County to do so.
The Evaluation Committee will meet on September 29th, 2010 at 1:00 p.m.
at the Administrative Conference Room located at 165 S. Lee Street, La
Belle, FL 33935 to short list the proposals. Presentations of the short listed
firms will be held on October 1, 2010 at 9:00 a.m. at the Administrative
Conference Room located at 165 S. Lee Street, LaBelle, FL 33935.
If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Hendry County
Commission with respect to any matter considered at the evaluation com-
mittee meetings, he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for
such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the
proceedings made, which record includes the testimony and evidence
upon which the appeal is to be based.
Hendry County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and actively seeks
Minority and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise participation.
Board of County Commissioners
Janet B. Taylor, Chairwoman
362754 CB/CN 8/12,19,26;9/2/10

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quality that comes naturally to Susan. She is
someone you can count on to take care of
your mortgage needs. Susan has been a li-
censed mortgage broker since 1999 and also
possesses a Bachelors Degree in Finance.
PRMI is a respected, nationwide mort-
gage lender. As a direct lender, we handle
the entire loan process, in-house, from start
to finish from your first initial contact with
Susan, to experienced loan processors, to

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Ray Floyd, Branch Manager of Prima-
ry Residential Mortgage, Inc., Fort Myers
Branch, is pleased to announce the newest
addition to his expert sales team of mort-
gage brokers. Susan Vaughan has spent her
last ten years as a mortgage loan officer with
Florida Community Bank. She has recently
joined the team at Primary Residential Mort-
gage, Inc. ("PRMI").
PRMI is an industry leader whose mission
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FM #416230-1-38-01
RFQ. No: 2010-29
OPENING DATE: Friday, September 17, 2010 at 2:00 pm
Hendry County is seeking engineering firms interested in providing profes
sional services in connection with design of street lighting along SR 80 at
East Cowboy Way, Cedarwood Parkway, Birchwood Parkway, Collingswood
Parkway and Forrey Drive in Hendry County, Florida. Firms submitting must
have expertise in construction design services for lighting on a State High
way System and other requirements that FDOT may impose in the LAP
Agreement. Proposers shall have all services available in-house or may pro
pose multiple firms, which have joined together to provide the various re
quired disciplinary services in order to offer a complete submission.
individuals and firms properly registered in the State of Florida are encour
aged to submit their qualifications for consideration. All submittals (see Part
IV, Submission Requirements) received in response to this RFQ will be re
viewed by a County Evaluation Committee. In order to be considered, sub-
mittals must be received by the Board of County Commissioners at the C. E.
Hall Building (Clerk's Office) in the Hendry County Courthouse Complex, 25
E. Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle Florida by 2:00 p.m., September 17, 2010,
at which time all responses to this request will be recorded in the presence
of one or more witnesses.
A copy of the Instructions and RFQ Documents can be obtained from the
Hendry County Purchasing Office, located at 165 S. Lee Street, LaBelle FL
(for pick up), Post Office Box 2340, LaBelle, FL 33975 (mailing address) ol
by calling (863) 675-5222. Instructions and RFQ documents will be emailed
upon request; however, Hendry County will not guarantee the accuracy or
completeness of documents sent via email.
The solicitation does not commit Hendry County to award any contracts, to
pay any costs incurred in the preparation of a response to this RFQ, or tb
contract for any services. The County reserves the right to reject any or al
submittals received as a result of this solicitation, or to cancel in part or in
its enbrety this RFQ, if it is in the best interest of the County to do so.
The Evaluaton Committee will meet on September 21st, 2010 at 1:00 p.m.
at the Administrative Conference Room located at 165 S. Lee Street, La
Belle, FL 33935 to short list the proposals. Presentations of the short listed
firms will be held on September 23rd, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. at the Administra
bye Conference Room located at 165 S. Lee Street, LaBelle, FL 33935.
If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Hendry County
Commission with respect to any matter considered at this evaluation com
mittee meetings, he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for
such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the
proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence
upon which the appeal is to be based.
Hendry County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and actively seeks Mi
nority and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise participation.
Janet B. Taylor, Chairwoman
363251 CN/CB 8/19, 26, 9/2, 9/10


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Scholarship I UI
The LaBelle Rotary Club presented one of its scholarships to Jaycee Lee
Sealey. This LHS graduate is a junior at FGCU studying elementary educa-
tion. Jaycee hopes to return to LaBelle to teach. Her parents are James and
Angela Sealey. The Rotary Club provides two scholarships annually. Each -
gives the recipient $3,000 over two years, in $1,500 increments. The club re-
ceives applications in May and prefers students with two-year degrees from a Van @ (8 6 3 ) 25 8- Q
Edison State College. Jaycee is pictured with LaBelle Rotary secretary and e o.d2 a
scholarship chairman Sandi Rodriguez and President Jack Milholland. .I le North of Bridge on Route 29- C e

Originally founded in 1923, Florida Community Bank has a history that is matched by no other financial institution
in the area. With over 150 years of combined service our team has served the LaBelle community for the last
47 years, and we want to show you how we truly are Stronger Than Ever.

Move any business or personal checking account to FCB within the next 30 days and we will buy your un-used checks!
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