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Thursday, November 25, 2010

Vol. 88 No. 46

500 Plus tax

Make it a

holly jolly

Whether there's a nip in the air
or the Southwest Florida heat is
up full blast, the holidays are here!
With Thanksgiving turkey a pleas-
ant memory, we have just enough
to time to get ready for the Big One
- Christmas!
Start off your Christmas cele-
bration with the traditional parade
down Bridge Street.
Calling all floats, bicyclists,
walkers anyone who loves a pa-
rade! Line up at U-Save between
4-4:30 p.m Friday, Dec. 3 for the
grand promenade down to Barron
Then, at the park, the LaBelle
Chamber of Commerce will greet
you with a winter wonderland
- snow and all! Come on down,
kids, and get the feel of cold, wet
There'll be lots of fun things to
do a bounce house, a slide and
booths all for free.
And the chamber will be selling
barbecue pork, chips, a drink for
just $4.
Something new! The chamber
is getting Santa's Christmas House
ready. Chamber members may
See Jolly Page 2
See Page 4 for information about
how to contact the newspaper
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Caloosa Belle/Patty Brant
LaBelle's first Farmers Market, held Nov. 20 in Barron Park, was intended to provide
a venue for local folks to present their produce and homemade items for sale. It was
sponsored by the City of LaBelle and the Chamber of Commerce, The event went
over so well that another one is being planned for Dec. 11 .Tim and Beth Van Wagner
were among those who sampled and purchased Randy and Cindy Ford's unique
local swamp cabbage preserves and such. The Van Wagners went home with some
zesty homemade relishes Beth said they came to the Farmers Market to support their
neighbors and friends. They were impressed with the ingenious combinations and
the variety of products at the Fords' booth. Beth: "It's amazing what you can do with
swamp cabbage!"

Caloosa Belle/Dale Conyers
Let the bells ring!
You've seen them at various businesses entrances through-
out town. The holidays are here and that means the Salvation
Army Bell Ringers are back out, reminding most of us just
how blessed we are and that there are many others who are
not. When you see the Bell Ringers, listen to that little voice
prompting you to dig a little deeper for those in need. The
Bell Ringers will be out until Dec. 24. You can still sign up to
help. Bell Ringers are needed Monday through Friday. Call
674-1441 to schedule a day and time. Make it a family affair or
bring a friend along. Lisa Sands, Program Coordinator, Mike
Agee, Melissa Agee and Angie Flores Social Services Assis-
tant hold some of the 50 dolls Melissa Agee has restored and
Lisa hopes to give away as Christmas presents.

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Residents are mourning the loss of Bob
Miller, who unexpected passed away Mon-
day, Nov. 22.
Bob Miller
could usually be
found shoulder-
ing the tough,
"ground level"
work. He wasn't
often the most
visible person
involved in a
community ef
fort, but he was
always there,
making things
work, making it
look seamless. Bob Miller
He was 61. Bob Miller
Bob was born
Jan. 8, 1948, the son of Joe and Phyllis Miller.
He and his family came to LaBelle in 1980
from Fort Lauderdale.
Bob took his seat on the city commission

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Caloosa Belle November 25, 2010

Continued From Page 1

August 7, 2003, appointed by Mayor Sherri
Craichy to fill the position.
Bob was a natural fit on the the Hen-
dry-LaBelle Recreation Board. He made a
huge contribution to area recreation board,
Mayor Paul Puletti said, even before he was
appointed to the board. He took on the
tough assignment of Little League umpire
because he believed in the importance of
LaBelle's youth.
"He truly loved his community," Mayor
Puletti continued. He always supported the
community as a businessman, first running
Sal-Cal pizza and later B&J Auto. "He was

the 'go-to' guy for donations to help when
he saw a need."
One of those needs was for the Swamp
Cabbage Festival to become more success-
ful, so he began selling pork sandwiches at
the annual SCF carnival. Eventually, he took
on the chairmanship of the carnival com-
mittee, and later of the entire SCF Commit-
His business experience helped him
oversee the management of the city's fleet.
Bob and and his wife, Sharon, were en-
thusiasticaly involved in the American Le-
gion Riders.
Bob was always ready to roll up his
sleeves in a good cause. "He wasn't afraid
to stand up for what was right. He was our
conscience on the board," Mayor Puletti
said of Bob's presence on the city commis-

Bob leaves his wife, Sharon; son Robert
(Teri) Miller, daughter Kari (Lee) Hamric;
grandchildren: Amanda Suarez, Amber
Hamric, Courtney Gonzalez; and Chance
Taylor; mother Phyllis Miller; brothers:
Glen (Joyce) Miller and Ed (Linda) Miller;
mother-in-law Hilda Henderson; brother-
in-law John M. Henderson Jr.; sister-in-law

Linda Goolsby and numerous nieces and
His father Joe Miller and father-in-law
John M. Henderson are deceased.
Services will be held Friday, Nov. 26, at
the LaBelle Civic Center. Viewing will be 10-
11 a.m. Services at 11:30 a.m. Graveside ser-
vices will follow in Fort Denaud Cemetery.

Continued From Page 1

sign up to set up gift items for sale at the
chamber, on the corner of SR 80 and Bridge
Street, beginning Dec. 6.
With visions of sugar plums danc-
ing in her head, chamber Secretary Sara
Townsend is busy decorating the chamber
for the holidays and turning the building
into a Christmas delight.
Call Sara at 675-0125 to set up a day to
display your sale items.
Look for the chamber's lunch specials
at Santa's Christmas House, too, or Flora &

Ella's pie and coffee specials.
There will also be free wrapping for gifts
purchased at Santa's Christmas House.
Still one more thing the chamber is
again sponsoring its Light Up LaBelle con-
test. There are two categories: residential
and business, with two place winners in
each category.
You better start decorating now and pick
up an application at the chamber and re-
turning it by Dec. 15. Judging will be Dec.

Caloosa Belle/Patty Brant
At the Farmers Markert, Faye Mohr, right, picked up tips on herbs at Pat John-
son's booth, while her husband, Norman, waited patiently. A virtual font of herb-
al knowledge, Pat freely offers her expertise to those who are interested.

Caloosa Belle

November 25, 2010

November 25, 2010 Caloosa Belle

Resident charged after altercation with firefighters

LaBelle firefighters were called to a ful-
ly-involved blaze at 1133 Comanche Ave
on Nov. 20. When firefighters arrived, the
singlewide mobile home was already fully
involved and resident Bill Grace Jr., 38, was
attempting to put out the fire with a garden
However, when firefighters began extin-
guishing the blaze, sheriff's reports say he
became agitated. He refused to leave when
requested to do so by firefighters, so they
could continue their work safely.
The sheriff's report states that Grace
grabbed the clothing of one of the firefight-
ers and tried to stop him from putting out
the fire. He was finally removed from the site
by another firefighter.
Firefighter Mike Steele reported that
Grace was very physical and tried to pull
him away.
Fire Chief Richard Mourfield also tried to
get Grace to leave.

Several rounds of ammunition ignited by
the fire then started to go off from inside the
When the blaze was extinguished, fire-
fighters found a .38 Colt revolver on the
ground under the mobile home, under
where the couch would have been. A hole
had been burned in the floor of the home.
The revolver had been badly burned and
three rounds had discharged in the cylinder
during the fire.
The gun was located about five feet from
Grace's bedroom. Inside the bedroom, .38
caliber ammunition was found.
The residence was the home of Bill Grace
Jr. and his father.
Chief Mourfield said something had been
left on the stove while Grace went outside.
The elder Mr. Grace was inside when the fire
started, but managed to get out.
The mobile home was not insured.
The fire marshal launched a full invetiga-

tion into the blaze, but it burned so hot no
evidence was salvagable.
Grace Jr. was arrested and charged with
battery on an officer, firefighter, EMT, etc.,
and possession of a weapon/ammo by a
convicted Florida felon. N. Kirk was arrest-
ing officer.
Chief Mourfield praised his firefighters on
their quick response. He said 14 firefight-
ers responded in four vehicles and were on
scene for three-four hours. They even man-
aged to save some of the residents' belong-
In other LFD calls, a young Hispanic
male was airlifted to the hospital after being
struck by a vehicle at Cowboy Way and MLK
Monday, Nov. 22.

Panther killed

The remains of FP176, a 4-5 year old
male panther, were collected on 17 No-
vember 2010 on Keri Rd. approximately
660 m (0.41 miles) west of the Ok Slough
SF headquarters.
The cause of death was trauma associ-
ated with a vehicle collision. The carcass
is at the FWC Naples Field Office and will
be sent to the FWC Wildlife Research Lab
in Gainesville for necropsy.
The remains will be archived at the FL
Museum of Natural History.
This is the 18th panther mortality and
the 13th road mortality for 2010.


Bill Grace Jr., 38 was arrested Nov. 20 and
charged with battery on an officer, firefight-
er, EMT, etc., and possession of a weapon/
ammo by a convicted Florida felon. N. Kirk
was arresting officer.
Julian Rueflas, 23, was arrested Nov. 20
and charged with criminal mischief $200-
$1,000, burglary of an unoccupied dwelling
unarmed and petit theft first degree $100-
$300. Inv. M. McVey was arresting officer.
Juan Edgar Rodriguez, 18, was arrested
Nov. 18 on a warrant for resisting an officer/
obstruction without violence, possession of
synthetic narcotics with intent to sell, manu-
facture schedule I or II drug, possession of a
controlled substance without a prescription,
possession of marijuana under 20 grams,
and trafficking 4gr-30 kg of a controlled sub-
stance. J. Olvera was arresting officer.
Darrell James Herndon, 52, was arrested
Nov. 16 and charged with battery touch/
strike and kidnap false imprisonment adult.
W Hainly was arresting officer.
Robert Michael Thielen Jr., 28, was ar-
rested Nov. 17 and charged with aggravated
assault with a deadly weapon without intent
to kill, battery touch/strike, burglary with as-
sault or battery and resisting arrest without
violence. Harrynarine was arresting officer.
Kevin Leon Summerall, 34, was arrested
Nov. 16 and charged with a nonmoving traf-
fic violation driving with a suspended license
habitual offender. N. Kirk was arresting of-
Kathryn Richelle Munson, 19, was ar-
rested Nov. 16 and charged with possession
of harmful new legend drugs without a pre-
scription, possession of a controlled sub-
stance without a prescription and possess/
use of drug equipment. N. Kirk was arrest-
ing officer.
William Earl Smith Jr., 25, was arrested
Nov. 15 and charged with aggravated assault
with a deadly weapon without intent to kill,
possession of a weapon with a short bar-
rel gun, rifle or machine gun, possession
of a weapon by a convicted Florida felon,
delivery, possess, sell an altered firearm. W
Hainley and Sgt. J. Woods were arresting of-

Jose Antonio Pascual, 39, was arrested
Nov. 21 and charged with a nonmoving traf-
fic violation driving with a suspended license
habitual offender. J. Garrett was arresting of-
Alexander Escalante, 45, was arrested
Nov. 21 and charged with possession of co-
caine. CPD Office J. Sanchez was arresting
Fernando Perez, 22, was arrested Nov. 20
and charged with violating restrictions on a
driver's license and possession of cocaine.
CPD Officer Blackman was arresting officer.
Juan Manuel Longoria, 23, was arrested
Nov. 20 and charged with possession of co-
caine. CPD Officer Blackman was arresting
Noell Denise Brown, 23, was arrested
Nov. 19 and charged with violation of an
injunction for protection domestic violence,
aggravated battery causing bodily harm or
disability and affray. Krause was arresting of-
La'Shanay Moore, 11, was arrested Nov.
19 and charged with weapons offense ex-
hibiting a fatally destructive device/weapon
(box cutter) at school. J. Conyers was arrest-
ing officer.
Ralph Edgar Kyle Jr. 59, was arrested Nov.
18 and charged with battery touch/strike and
obstructing justice/intimidating or threaten-
ing a law enforcement officer. McClelland
was arresting officer.
Javier Crespo, 31, was arrested Nov. 18
and charged with vehicle theft grand third
degree. CPD J. Sanchez was arresting offi-
Ky'easha Manaya Vereen, 16, was ar-
rested Nov. 19 and charged with aggravated
assault with a deadly weapon without intent
to kill. J. Hunt was arresting officer.
Cenielian Eugene Dozier, 31, was arrest-
ed Nov. 14 and charged with a moving traffic
violation driving an a permanently revoked
driver's license and resisting an officer with-
out violence. J. Hunt was arresting officer.

November 25, 2010

Caloosa Belle

Caloosa Belle November 25, 2010

Thanksgiving is a choice

I like finding stories that inspire people,
challenge folks and usher in ideas that move
individuals to positive change. A number of
years ago I read such narrative. I have used
the account in sermons, in counseling, and
in my own life when life seemed to be head-
ing downward. Read this account and check
your inner-heart.
Two men, both seriously ill, occupied the
same hospital room. One man was allowed
to sit up in his bed for an hour a day to drain
the fluids from his lungs. His bed was next
to the room's only window. The other man
had to spend all his time flat on his back.
The men talked for hours on end. They
spoke of their wives and families, their
homes, their jobs, their involvement in the
military service, where they had been on va-
cation. And every afternoon when the man
in the bed next to the window could sit up,
he would pass the time by describing to his
roommate all the things he could see out-
side the window.
The man in the other bed would live for
those one-hour periods where his world
would be broadened and enlivened by all
the activity and color of the outside world.
The window overlooked a park with a lovely
lake, the man had said. Ducks and swans
played on the water while children sailed
their model boats. Lovers walked arm in
arm amid flowers of every color of the rain-
bow. Grand old trees graced the landscape,
and a fine view of the city skyline could be
seen in the distance. As the man by the win-
dow described all this in exquisite detail, the
man on the other side of the room would
close his eyes and imagine the picturesque
One warm afternoon the man by the
window described a parade passing by. Al-
though the other man could not hear the
band, he could see it in his mind's eye as
the gentleman by the window portrayed it
with descriptive words. Unexpectedly, an
alien thought entered his head: Why should
he have all the pleasure of seeing everything
while I never get to see anything? It didn't
seem fair. As the thought fermented, the
man felt ashamed at first. But as the days
passed and he missed seeing more sights,
his envy eroded into resentment and soon
turned him sour. He began to brood and
found himself unable to sleep. He should be
by that window and that thought now con-
trolled his life.

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Late one night, as he lay staring at the
ceiling, the man by the window began to
cough. He was choking on the fluid in his
lungs. The other man watched in the dimly
lit room as the struggling man by the win-
dow groped for the button to call for help.
Listening from across the room, he never
moved, never pushed his own button which
would have brought the nurse running. In
less than five minutes, the coughing and
choking stopped, along with the sound of
breathing. Now, there was only silence -
deathly silence.
The following morning, the day nurse ar-
rived to bring water for their baths. When
she found the lifeless body of the man by the
window, she was saddened and called the
hospital attendant to take it away no words,
no fuss. As soon as it seemed appropriate,
the man asked if he could be moved next to
the window. The nurse was happy to make
the switch and after making sure he was
comfortable, she left him alone.
Slowly, painfully, he propped himself up
on one elbow to take his first look. Finally,
he would have the joy of seeing it all him-
self. He strained to slowly turn to look out
the window beside the bed. It faced a blank
The moral of the story is clear: the pur-
suit of happiness is a matter of is
a positive attitude we consciously choose
to express. It is not a gift that gets delivered
to our doorstep each morning, nor does it
come through the window. And I am certain
that our circumstances are just a small part
of what makes us joyful. If we wait for them
to get just right, we will never find lasting
The pursuit of happiness is an inward
journey. Our minds are like programs, await-
ing the code that will determine behaviors;
like bank vaults awaiting our deposits. If we
regularly deposit positive, encouraging, and
uplifting thoughts, if we continue to bite our
lips just before we begin to grumble and
complain, if we shoot down that seemingly
harmless negative thought as it germinates,
we will find that there is much to rejoice
So, are you thankful?
It's your call.
Dr. Les Morgan is pastor of Caloosa Baptist
Church in LaBelle, located 200 yards behind
Flora & Ella's on Highway 80.

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November is National

Diabetes Awareness Month

Family history of diabetes increases the
risk for developing the disease. Take steps
now to prevent diabetes in future. Many
people who develop type 2 diabetes have
one or more family members with the dis-
ease. While you can't change your family
history, you can share your family's health
history with your doctor or other health
care provider. This can be your first impor-
tant preventative step.
Diabetes is a disease where the body
doesn't produce insulin or when your
body doesn't use insulin properly. Insulin
is a hormone that your body needs to con-
vert sugar, starches and other foods into
energy, and of course we all need energy
for our daily lives!
When a person has diabetes, they also
have an increased risk of heart attack,
stroke, kidney disease or blindness. There
is no known cure for diabetes, but there is
treatment. Diet, exercise and new medi-
cines can prevent or delay much of the ill-
ness and complications of diabetes.
Did you know that there is also some-
thing known as pre-diabetes? Pre-diabetes
is a blood glucose level higher than nor-
mal, but not high enough to be diagnosed
as diabetes. Ask your doctor about getting
The Florida Department of Health
(DOH) has partnered with the National

Diabetes Education Program (NDEP) dur-
ing November, which is National Diabetes
Awareness Month, to share the important
message about knowing one's family his-
tory of diabetes.
More than one million Floridians are
living with diabetes. Approximately one-
third of people with diabetes don't know
they have the disease, and people with un-
diagnosed diabetes may experience dam-
age to the heart, eyes, kidneys and limbs
without experiencing any symptoms.
People can prevent or delay type 2 dia-
betes by losing a small amount of weight
and becoming more active. Action steps
that can benefit the health of all fam-
ily members include making healthy food
choices and being physically active at least
30 minutes per day for five or more days
per week.
Take action now! Get at least 30 minutes
of physical activity every day. Dance- Walk
the dog- Play with your kids- Eat healthier
- Learn serving sizes. Do as your mom told
you.. eat your vegetables!
To learn more about family health his-
tory and preventing type 2 diabetes, take
a look at NDEP's risk tests in English and
Spanish. Visit
or call 1-888-693-NDEP (6337); TTY: 1-866-

Witches Brew

By Pudge Lehman
To use up any hair conditioner you
bought and don't like use it to shave your
legs, or a little on a damp cloth will shine up
plant leaves.
To keep a baby from sliding out of the
high chair put a sink mat or a piece of non-
skid shelf liner on the seat.
If you no longer have small children
but need to keep visiting ones out of your
cupboards just loop a strong rubber band
around one knob and twist it, then loop it
around the opposite knob. Be sure it is tight.
This is not a license to stop being watchful.
My friend Joann tells me to buy milk by
the gallon (it's cheaper). As soon as you get

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

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Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, and support of the
community's deliberation of public issues.

it home fill up clean jars to within an inch of
the top and freeze it. Defrost when needed.
This saves throwing it out when you can't
use it in time.
The American Legion Family in LaBelle:
The American Legion, Post 130, American
Legion Auxiliary, Unit 130, SAL and Riders
are working to make the Veteran's Memorial
Park a beautiful addition to our town. Just
go and sit a spell or walk around and read
the bricks. Lots of your friends already have
bricks and there is plenty of room for yours.
Tee shirts I could use: I'm so far be-
hind I think I'm first... or...Just be happy I'm
not a twin (my mom would have loved that

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poseful neutrality, fairness, objectivity, fearless-
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tial conflicts to our readers.
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the prominence it deserves.
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November 25, 2010

November 25, 2010 Caloosa Belle

Stress, depression and holidays: Tips for coping

by Pat Dobbins
Stress and depression can ruin your holi-
days and hurt your health. Being realistic,
planning ahead and seeking support can
help ward off stress and depression.
The holiday season to most, usually
begins with Thanksgiving and continues
through New Year's Day. The holiday season
can be a time full of joy, cheer, parties and
family gatherings, but for many people, it is
a time of self-evaluation, loneliness, reflec-
tion on past failures and anxiety about an
uncertain future.
Many factors can cause the "holiday
blues": stress, fatigue, unrealistic expecta-
tions, over-commercialization, financial
constraints, and not being able to be with
family and friends.
The demands of shopping, parties, fam-
ily reunions and visitors can also contribute
to feelings of tension. Some people may
also develop other stress responses such as
headaches, excessive drinking, over-eating
and difficulty sleeping. Some people even
experience post-holiday let down after Janu-
ary 1. This can result from disappointments
during the preceding months compounded
by the excess fatigue and stress.
Many of us try to do everything for those
around us. In an effort to pull off a perfect
holiday, you might find yourself facing many
demands such as visitors, family, parties,
shopping, baking, cleaning and entertain-
Actually, with some practical tips, you
can minimize your stress and depression
that can accompany the holidays. When
stress is at its peak, it's hard to stop and re-
group, but these tips may help you to enjoy
the holidays:
Recognize holiday stress triggers Try
to prevent stress and depression in the first
place, especially if the holidays have taken
an emotional toll on you in the past. Learn
to recognize common holiday stress triggers,
so you can disarm them before they lead to
a meltdown.
Relationships Acknowledge your feel-
ings. If someone close to you has recently
died or you can't be with loved ones, real-
ize that it's normal to feel sadness and grief.
It's OK to take time to cry or express your
feelings. You can't force yourself to be happy
just because it's the holiday season. Know
that relationships can cause turmoil, conflict
or stress at any time, but tensions are often

elevated during the holidays. Set aside dif-
ferences. Try to accept family members and
friends as they are, even if they don't live up
to all your expectations. Set aside grievances
until a more appropriate time for discussion.
And be understanding if others get upset
or distressed when something goes awry.
Chances are they're feeling the effects of
holiday stress and depression too.
Reach out. If you feel lonely or isolated,
seek out community, religious or other social
events. They can offer support and compan-
ionship. Volunteering your time to help oth-
ers also is a good way to lift your spirits and
broaden your friendships. Do something for
someone else.
Try volunteering some of your time to
help others. Enjoy activities that are free,
such as taking a drive to look at holiday dec-
orations, going window shopping or watch
a funny holiday movie.
Spend time with supportive and caring
Reach out and make new friends, or con-
tact someone you haven't heard from in a
Finances Stick to a budget. Before
you go gift and food shopping, decide how
much money you can afford to spend. Then
stick to your budget. Don't try to buy happi-
ness with an avalanche of gifts. Try these al-
ternatives: Donate to a charity in someone's
name, give homemade gifts or start a fam-
ily gift exchange. With the added expenses
of gifts, travel, food and entertainment, the
holidays can put a strain on your wallet and
your peace of mind. Not to mention that
overspending now can mean financial wor-
ries for months to come.
Physical demands Even those who
love the holidays can find that the extra shop-
ping and socializing can leave them wiped
out. Being exhausted increases your stress.
You may be busy with chores and errands
and put off exercise and sleep. "Burning the
candle at both ends" makes you more sus-
ceptible to colds and other illnesses.
Be realistic. Be realistic about what you
can and cannot do. The holidays don't have
to be perfect or just like last year. As families
change and grow, traditions and rituals of-
ten change as well. Choose a few to hold on
to, and be open to creating new ones. For
example, if your adult children can't come
to your house, find new ways to celebrate
together, such as sharing pictures, emails or

Plan ahead. Set
aside specific days for
shopping, baking, visiting
friends and other activi-
ties. Plan your menus and
then make your shopping
list. That'll help prevent
last-minute scrambling to
Pat buy forgotten ingredients.
Dobbins And make sure to line up
help for party prep and
Learn to say no. Saying yes when you
should say no can leave you feeling resentful
and overwhelmed. Friends and colleagues
will understand if you can't participate in
every project or activity. If it's not possible
to say no when your boss asks you to work
overtime, try to remove something else from
your agenda to make up for the lost time.
Don't abandon healthy habits. Don't let
the holidays become a free-for-all. Overin-
dulgence only adds to your stress and guilt.
Have a healthy snack before holiday parties
so that you don't go overboard on sweets,
cheese or drinks.
Continue to get plenty of sleep and physi-
cal activity. Additionally, please be aware
that excessive drinking will only increase
your feelings of depression.
Take a breather. Make some time for
yourself. Spending just 15 minutes alone,
without distractions, may refresh you
enough to handle everything you need to
do. Take a walk at night and stargaze. Listen
to soothing music. Find something that re-
duces stress by clearing your mind, slowing
your breathing and restoring inner calm. Let
others share in the responsibility of planning
Seek professional help if you need it. De-
spite your best efforts, you may find yourself
feeling persistently sad or anxious, plagued
by physical complaints, unable to sleep, ir-
ritable and hopeless, and unable to face rou-
tine chores.
If these feelings last for awhile, talk to your
doctor or a mental health professional. Take
control of the holidays. Don't let the holidays
become something you dread. Instead, take
steps to prevent the stress and depression
that can descend during the holidays. With
a little planning and some positive thinking,
you may find that you enjoy the holidays this
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Caloosa Belle November 25, 2010

Local update on cholera

Since the cholera epidemic in Haiti
began in October, there have been sev-
eral-hundred deaths in Haiti. The Florida
Department of Health (FDOH) officials in
Tallahassee recently announced a labora-
tory-confirmed case of cholera in a Col-
lier County woman who recently returned
from Haiti.
Florida has approximately 241,000
Haitian-born residents, which represents
46 percent of the Haitian-born population
residing in the United States. Travel to and
from Haiti has increased since the Haitian
earthquake; this includes Florida residents
visiting family in Haiti and relief workers.
We can expect that some travelers return-
ing from Haiti will become ill with cholera
after arrival in Florida.
There are no suspect cases of cholera
in Hendry or Glades Counties at this time.
The Hendry and Glades County Health
Departments are working with healthcare
partners in the community to closely moni-
tor this situation.
Cholera is an acute diarrheal disease
caused by infection of the intestine with
the bacterium Vibrio cholerae. The infec-
tion is often mild or without symptoms,
but illness sometimes can be severe. In se-
vere cases, the infected person may expe-
rience profuse watery diarrhea and vom-
iting which can cause rapid loss of body
fluids and lead to dehydration and shock.
Without treatment, death can occur within

A person can get cholera by drinking
water or eating food contaminated with
the cholera bacterium. The potential for
spread in the United States is extremely
low, because U.S. water, sanitation, and
food systems minimize the risk for fecal
contamination of food and water. Person-
to-person transmission is rare. During the
Latin American epidemic in the early 1990s,
about 20 cases of cholera in travelers oc-
curred in Florida with no local spread.
Despite the low potential for cholera
spreading within the U.S, the Florida De-
partment of Health (FDOH) wants to en-
sure that high-risk situations, such as chol-
era in a food-handler or clusters of illness
are identified and those affected are pro-
vided medical treatment. Suspected cases
of cholera should be reported immediately
to County Health Departments by doctors,
hospitals and laboratories, without waiting
for laboratory confirmation.
Travelers who develop severe, watery
diarrhea, or diarrhea and vomiting, within
5 days after returning from Haiti, should
seek medical attention immediately. Most
hospital and private laboratories can iden-
tify cholera, but health care providers
should request that stool specimens from
suspected cases be cultured for the isola-
tion of cholera.

Community Briefs

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 donat-
ing to the clubs will not only get rid of the
unwanted car, but will be contributing to the
clubs. Boys and Girls Clubs really work with
kids in most communities and offer a safer
place. If you wish to donate a car, call 800-
246-0493 donations are tax deductible.

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. All clients requiring assistance in Span-
ish are asked to schedule an appointment
with Angie. She is available Monday-Friday
10 a.m.-2 p.m. Please feel free to call if you
have any questions 863-674-1441.

30th Annual Hendry

County City Farm Tour

The Hendry County Farm-City Tour Coun-
cil will be holding its 30th annual farm tour
of the Hendry County agricultural industry,
Saturday, Dec. 4. Tickets for the tour cost
only $60.00 per person and the participants
will be able to catch a modern air condi-
tioned tour bus at the U-Save Supermarket
Center on Palm Beach Blvd. in Fort Myers
or at the Hendry County Extension Office in
You will then be transported with knowl-
edgeable tour guides to various stops around
the county where you can get a close up
look at some of the most efficient farmers
in the world.
Hendry County is one of the largest ag-
ricultural counties in the state and is largest
producer of oranges in Florida with over
75,000 acres of groves. In addition, Hendry
County is the second largest producer of
sugarcane, third largest in vegetable produc-
tion and fifth largest in beef cattle.
This year's tour will feature a variety of in-
teresting stops at some of Florida's most so-
phisticated agricultural operations including
vegetable transplant and ornamental nurs-
eries, citrus, sod, sugarcane and vegetable
production as well as one of the largest beef
cattle ranches in the state. There will also be
fresh Florida orange juice breaks at strategic
stops along the way.
As an extra-added attraction, lunch will
feature a delicious melt in your mouth steak
lunch with all the trimmings served by the
Hendry County Cattlemen's Association in a
rural country setting.
In addition to the opportunity to see Flor-
ida agriculture up close and personal you
will tour some of the most unspoiled wild
lands in all of southwest Florida where each
turn of the road will reveal natural splendor
and a chance to see a variety of wildlife. All
attendees will be given a free bag of mixed
vegetables and citrus fruit from the agricul-
tural producers of Hendry County to take
home with you
Deadline for ticket sales is Nov. 26. For ad-
ditional information about the tour and how
to purchase tickets for the tour, stop by Hen-
dry County Extension Service Office, which
is located at 1085 Pratt Blvd, LaBelle, Florida.

Ticket sales end Friday,
November 26. Call 863-675-4092
to reserve your spot on this great
tour today!

You may also contact the office as follows:
Phone: (863) 674-4092, Fax:(863) 674-4637,
Email:, Letter: Hendry
County Extension Service, PO Box 68, La-
Belle, FL 33975-1085. Make checks payable
to: Hendry County City-Farm Tour.


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Parents: Get ready for

Little Ms. and Mr. Pageant

The Swamp Cabbage Pageant proudly
presents the Little Ms. and Mr. Swamp Cab-
bage Photo Contest December 28, 2010 thru
January 28, 2011.
There are five age divisions for little Ms.
and Mr.
Baby: Newborn-11 months;
Toddler: 12 months-24 months
Preschool: 3-4 years
Big Kids: 5-6 years
Youth: 7-10 years
Contestants should be entered into the
age category that they will meet on Dec. 28.
There is no entry fee for contestants. Par-
ents/guardians must provide driver's license
and contact numbers.
Votes for contestants will be calculated a
penny per vote. All Money mustbe rolled!
1. Complete entry form and return to
Melinda at Langford Ford Parts Dept., before
displaying photo, fact sheet and vote con-
2. Obtain permission from business
where containers are to be displayed.
3. Containers may be a large jar, small
bucket, decorated box. etc. that has a secure
cover with a slot for inserting money. Please
make copies of the display form as needed.
4x6 or 5x7 photo is recommended.
4. Monies should be collected weekly
from each display site and turned into Me-

Williams finishes

basic training
Army Pfc. Jimi D. Williams has graduated
from basic combat training at Fort Jackson,
Columbia, S.C.
During the nine weeks of training, the
soldier studied the Army
mission, history, tradition
and core values, physical
fitness, and received in-
struction and practice in
basic combat skills, mili-
tary weapons, chemical
warfare and bayonet train-
ing, drill and ceremony,
marching, rifle marksman- Pfc. Jimmi D.
ship, armed and unarmed Williams
combat, map reading, field
tactics, military courtesy, military justice sys-
tem, basic first aid, foot marches, and field
training exercises.
He is the son of Gina Holland of Cape
Coral and grandson of Ann Williams La-
Williams graduated in 2010 from LaBelle
High School.

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linda at Langford Ford Parts Dept.
5. All
money y
must be
in by
5 p.m.
2 8 ,
6. Con-
will be intro-
duced on-stage
at the pageant in
February. Winners
will be announced at
that time. Winner in
each category will re-
ceive a crown and par-
ticipation trophy.
All money col-
lected is used to support
the Swamp Cabbage Queen and Princess
Pageant Scholarship as well as The Little Ms.
and Mr. Photo Contest.
The pageant committee reserves the right
to reject any entry that does not meet the
standard set forth by the pageant's policies.


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The LaBelle Sports Network and the Caloosa Belle, announces a
photo contest for the best community sports photograph posted
to our online sports website To visit the LaBelle Sports Network
online, go to, click on the LaBelle homepage, then
the Sports tab in the upper right. Photos must be posted on the
site by November 30 and will be judged by the editorial team of
the Caloosa Belle and Community Sports Desk. Winner and win
ning photo will appear in the paper. Interested teams and
I,--i _i.-, can go directly to the site, or contact Renee Hawley by e-
l. ,I i or by phone at
888-853-7904 for a demonstration or to get started-.

Submitted photo/Joseph Thomas

History, true

The December program of the La-
Belle Heritage Museum will be a spe-
cial presentation of Laurie Nienhaus
(pictured) appearing as early 20th
Century women's rights activist Al-
ice Paul in "Mr. President, How Long
Must Women Wait for Liberty?" Fri-
day, Dec. 3, at the LaBelle Firehouse
Cultural Center, 241 North Bridge
Street, at 7 o'clock. There will be a
nominal admission charge of $6 a
person to help defray the expenses
involved in securing the program.
Considered a radical suffragist, Al-
ice Paul and her National Women's
Party picketed the White House
and organized hunger strikes when
thrown into jail. This program is both
an amusing and dramatic look at the
tactics and strategies of the daring
and charismatic woman who orga-
nized the first examples of non-vio-
lent civil disobedience in our coun-
Come celebrate the 90th Anniver-
sary of the Adoption of the 19th
Amendment, which gave women the
right to vote in the United States, by
joining us on Dec. 3 at the LaBelle
Firehouse Community Theatre.

November 25, 2010

Caloosa Belle

LHS boys cross country

tenth place at State

DADE CITY, Fla. (CSD) Caleb Baker
finished third overall in the boys state cross
country meet Saturday at Little Everglades
Ranch in Dade City, helping the LaBelle High
School team place 10th of 24 teams in the
Class 2A race.
"This was the most successful finish ever
for the Cowboys at a state meet, and Caleb's
time of 15:57 was the fastest recorded by any
southwest Florida runner and set a school
record," said coach Jef Frost.
Running with two pulled hamstrings,
Gabriel Barron finished 16th with a time of
16:25. Three other Cowboys broke the 18-
minute mark: Erick Medina (17:42), David
Miller (17:44) and Carlos Santillan (17:53).

When a high school varsity team is com-
prised mostly of sophomores and juniors, it
usually means a rebuilding year is in store.
But LaBelle High School varsity boys basket-
ball coach Dave Kelley is actually anticipat-
ing significant improvement over the squad
that finished 7-12 last season.
"This is the first year that I believe we
have enough experience to contend for the
district title," said Kelley, in his 11th season
as the head coach and his eighth year as the
school's athletic director. "We were a young
team last year and now we have another
year of experience under our belts.
"A lot of these guys played about 35
games together over the summer. It's been
tough getting ready for this season with sev-
eral of our guys playing football, but we have
both size and speed, so I think we'll improve
and do well."
Among the players who will see plenty
of action this season are 6-foot-6 center Ian
Kelley, 6-4 foreign exchange forward Teo

Rounding out LaBelle's top seven were
Carlos Suarez (18:01) and Andy McAvoy
Frost said that LaBelle was picked to fin-
ish no higher than 12th place by some and
as low as 17th by others.
"All six teams from our Region finished
in the top 10," Frost said. "This shows you
how competitive it is, and what an accom-
plishment it is for us to advance to the state
Baker and Barron will represent LaBelle
in the FACA All-Star Cross Country race Dec.
4 in Tallahassee, where they will compete
against the best runners in the state.

Verhoven, 6-3 forwards Derrick Bass and
Andrew Jean Baptist, point guard Braxton
Ford and shooting guard C.J. Jones.
Dave Kelley said that his team will display
an up-tempo offense and a man-to-man de-
fense this season.
"We shoot the ball pretty well, so we'll
set up some threes," Kelley said. "We've got
some fast kids and we'll do a lot of running.
You might see some high-scoring games this
Other team members include juniors
Noel Gutierrez, a 6-1 forward who coach
Kelley said was the team's "best defender"
and showed he could be a big scorer at
times, and David Atunez, a 5-7 guard. The
remainder are sophomores: 6-3 shooting
guard Tyler O'Ferrell, 6-1 guard/forward Al-
ton Burton, 6-1 guard/forward Ronnie Bur-
ton, 5-5 shooting guard Ellis Johnson, 5-10
point guard Cathavius Adams and 6-3 for-
ward Devante Ray.

Submitted photo
Caleb Baker set a school record at the state cross country meet Saturday. Pic-
tured from left: Andy McAvoy, Erick Medina, Carlos Santillan, Gabriel Barron,
Caleb Baker, David Miller and Carlos Suarez.

LMS cheer getting competitive

Girls have been cheering on LaBelle Mid-
dle School football and basketball teams for
many years, but soon it will be time for fans
to applaud for the cheerleaders.
"This is the first year that we will be a
competitive cheer team at LaBelle Middle
School," said fourth-year cheer coach Ericka
Pirtle. "Of our 21 girls, we'll select 15 to go
the competition in January. We will prepare
a dance routine that incorporates a cheer in
the middle."
The LaBelle cheer team will compete at
the Sunshine Classic in Lakeland on Jan. 22.
A variety of middle school, high school and
All-Star cheer teams will be involved. The
event is supported by the National Cheer-
leaders Association.
The team consists of Amber Barnett, Lexy
Barraza, Skylar Bell, Brittany Betancourt, Ry-
ley Bowen, Melinda Cisneros, Jasmine De-
leon, Jazmin Flores, Anissia Garcia, Meghan
Golemme, Juana Gomez, Taylor Hodge,

Marel Jarquin, Maryori Lainez, Kaitlin Law-
ton, Melanie Lopez, Charlie Lynn, Arlene
Perez, Chasity Smith, Destiny Smith, Eileen
Smith and Joselin Vazquez.
"This team has a lot of potential," Pirtle
said. "This group of girls is dedicated, they're
open to learning new things and they're ex-
cited to go to the competition."

Sports Shorts

Men's slow pitch
Players 55 and older are invited to play
Men's Slow Pitch at 9 a.m. Monday and Fri-
days through March 31 at Davis-Pratt field.
Enjoy the fun and exercise!
Contact Ron Highfield 810-858-7083 or
George at 603-548-9494.

LHS boys basketball

team looking to improve

2010-2011 Girls Basketball

Dec. 1: Dunbar, Home, 6:30 Jan. 10: Island Coast, Away, 6-7:30
Dec. 4: Bishop Verot, Home,1 -2:30 Jan. 13: Bishop Verot, Away, 6-7:30
Dec. 6: Island Coast, Home, 6-7:30 Jan. 15: Naples, Home, 1-2:30
Dec. 9: Gateway, Home, 6-7:30 Jan. 18: Immokalee, Home, 6:00 V
Dec. 10: Canterbury, Away, 5:00 Jan. 20: Canterbury, Home, 5:00
Dec. 11: aflahacee, JV, away Jan. 22: East Lee, Home, 1-2:30
Dec. 13: Dunbar, Away, 6:30 Jan. 25: East Lee, Away, 6-7:30
Dec. 16: Riverdale, Home, 6-7:30 Jan. 27: ESC, Varsity, Away, 5
Dec. 17: Clewiston, Away, 5:30-7 Jan. 27: ECS, JV Home, T5
Jan. 6: Gateway, Away, 6-7:30 Jan. 28: Lemon Bay, Away, 5:30 7

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Community Briefs

Breakfast with Santa
The American Legion Auxiliary Unit
130 in LaBelle will host the annual Break-
fast with Santa on December 11 from 8-11
a.m. Children will receive a gift and a visit
and breakfast with Santa. Children 8 years
and under eat free. Ages 9 to adults will be
charged $3. This event will take place at the
American Legion Post at 699 Hickpochee
Ave. (SR 80 west. Put this exciting event on
your calendar for a morning of fun. Open to
the public.

Letter carrier toy drive
Santa's letter carrier helpers are inviting
everyone to donate new, unwrapped toys by
their mailbox for pick up Saturday, Dec. 4,
just in time to be distributed by the Hendry
County Salvation Army for local kids.

Free HIV testing
Started on December 1, 1988, World
AIDS Day (WAD) is an annual reminder that
the fight against HIV is not over. HIV posi-
tive persons can live longer and have better
quality of life if under medical care. Hendry
and Glades County Health Departments
(1140 Pratt Blvd, LaBelle; 1100 Olympia St,
Clewiston; 956 SW Hwy 27, Moore Haven)
are offering free HIV testing on Wednesday
12-1-10 in observance of WAD. Get educat-
ed. Get tested.

It's Christmas tree time!
Key Club-LaBelle High School will host
its annual Christmas Tree sale at the Kiwanis
Thrift Store, 155 South Bridge Street. Pro-
ceeds go to Key Club-LaBelle High School
and Builders Club-West Glades School.
These are youth programs sponsored by the
LaBelle Kiwanis Club. Tree sales will begin
at 9 a.m. on the Friday after Thanksgiving
- Nov. 26 from 9 a.m.-7:30 p.m., then the
schedule is as follows: Monday through Fri-
days from 3-7:30 p.m, Saturdays 9 a.m.-7:30
p.m., Sundays 12:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

For herb lovers
November Garden Club covered dish lun-
cheon hosted by Pat Johnson Sunday, Nov.
28, 1 p.m. lunch. Come, wander around to
see plants, learn more and visit with garden-
ers. Please bring a dish to pass; plates, eating
utensils and drinks provided. There are two
full kitchens and a big gas grill so you can
cook, grill, bake, microwave or what ever
you need to do. Bring a chair if you can.
Come to 1231 Pollywog Dr. SW

Capt. Hendry Dinner
It's coming soon! The Captain Hendry
Christmas Dinner benefits the
Education Center of Southwest Florida,
Inc. Be there Thursday, December 2, 5:30-
9:30 p.m. and Captain Hendry House, Fraser
Street. Theme: "Christmas Around the
Lake." Food prepared locally. Live and Silent
Auction, Music and more. $30 per person.
Call or email: 675-6800 for tickets and infor-
or; or
check out

Kiwanis meeting change
The LaBelle Kiwanis is hosting an evening
meeting, Tuesday, Nov. 30, at Beef O'Brady's.
Order dinner at 5:30 p.m., meeting begins
at 6 p.m. The speaker will be Louis Piche'
with the Crime Prevention Consultants. An
exciting, informative program. With the
economy and the holidays approaching, it is
even more important to be aware every day,
to protect you and your family. Everyone is
welcome. For more information call Nell at

Gardeners to meet
The LaBelle Garden Club will not be
meeting at the Dallas Townsend Center for
the November meeting. Pat Johnson has
graciously invited any and everyone to her
place for a covered dish luncheon Sunday,
Nov. 28, at 1 p.m. There will be a chance to
see her plants, herbs, outdoor kitchen and
learn more about plants and enjoy lots of
good food and many new friends. She is lo-
cated at 1231 Pollywog Dr. SW,
Do not try GPS -- it won't get you there.
Call Pat at 863-675-8335 or e-mail HerbEn- for specific directions to
her home in Glades County, but still nearby.

Car club and canned goods
Attention all area car lovers, the South
Central Fla. Car Club will be collecting
canned goods for local distribution, at the
Nov. 17 Cruise In. Those that donate will be

entered in to a special drawing. The SCFCC
will meet from 5-8 p.m. at the Popeye's on
SR 80. All area car owners and are welcome
to come out and show off their rides. Old-
New-Not so new- are welcome. Visitors and
fellow car lovers always welcome. If you
can't make it on the 17th, meet us at Baron
Park on Dec. 7 from 5-8 p.m. and bring an
unwrapped toy. We are collecting for chil-
dren in our area.

Be a Friend of the Library
Barron Library is looking for individuals
who are interested in being part of a new
'Friends of the Library' group. If you are en-
ergetic, full of great ideas and not afraid to
work for a great cause, please call the library
director at 863-675-0833 for more informa-

Join bone marrow registry
Register as a bone marrow donor Tues-
day, Nov. 30, from 10:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. at
Oakbrook of LaBelle, 250 Broward Ave. You
have the power to heal and save a life.

Join book club
Anyone who is interested in participating
in the Barron Library Book Club is invited
to attend the monthly meetings. The next
meeting will be on Monday, Dec. 13, at 6:30
p.m. The book to be discussed is Still Alice
by Lisa Genova.
The book selection for the January 2011



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9:15 a.m Sunday Worship
Lord's Supper 1st, 3rd & 5th Sunday
10:30 am. Bible M.1I.'
.4 miles west of Hwy 29 on CR 78

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

meeting is The Friday Night Knitting Club by
Kate Jacobs. The library has copies of these
books available for use.

Legion Auxiliary yard sale
The American Legion Auxiliary, Unit 130
will have a yard sale on Nov. 27 from 7 a.m.-
noon. Someone's excess can become your
treasures. Included are many Christmas
items. This will be held in front of the Ameri-
can Legion Post on Highway 80 West.

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

Volunteer Help Wanted
Become a Girl Scout Troop Leader and
get your troop started now. Set your own
schedule, make new friends and most of
all make a difference in girl's lives! If you
are organized, patient, fun and good with
children as well as good with working with
other adults the rewards can be priceless.
Training available. If you are interested in be-
coming a Girl Scout troop leader, please call
1-800-561-3186 Ext. 403 or email gracem@


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LaBelle, FL 33935
Sunday 11 a.m. and 7 p.m.
Wednesday Nite 7 p.m.

Pastor M.A. Mott
Come enjoy camp
meeting style services

Caloosa Belle

November 25, 2010

November 25, 2010

Community Briefs

X-celerate date and location
The planned X-celerate Your Business
program has made a location and date
change. The program will now take place
at the Career & Service Center in Immoka-
lee and is scheduled for Mondays, 29 and
Dec. 6, 13 from 6-8:30 p.m. X-celerate Your
Business is a unique opportunity for you to
write or refine your business plan. Whether
in business or thinking of starting one, you
need a "blue print" to guide you through
the successful implementation of your busi-
X-celerate is a four week program that
covers the aspects of a useful plan. You will
write your plan as you go using the informa-

tion and knowledge you gain each week.
Finding a niche, covering the cost of being
in business, feasibility, marketing, advertis-
ing, putting the right team together, analyz-
ing legal business structure and much more
will be covered.
The Small Business Development Cen-
ter is sponsoring this program. There is a
$40.00 charge to purchase the Ultimate
Business Planner software. Register on line
at or call Janice at 239-860-
8592 for more information.

VFW plans activities
VFW 10100 will serve Thanksgiving din-
ner at the Post on SR 29S on Nov. 25 at 1

p.m. Please bring a covered dish.
Enjoy music and karaoke with Two
Sharps Saturday, Nov. 27, at 5 p.m. Bring a
covered dish.
Don't forget the Turkey Shoot Sunday,
Nov. 28, at the post at 1 p.m.
The post will pay for the membership of
any armed forces personnel currently serving
in harm's way. A gift idea for someone serv-
ing our country Please call 863-675-8008.

You can be SCF queen, princess
The Swamp Cabbage Festival Queen-
Princess Pageant practices continue Dec. 5,
12 and 19, Jan. 9, 16, 23 and 30. All at Barron
Park 2 p.m.

$189,900 Short Sale $129,000 REDUCED! $975,000 REDUCED
L ^A B E L L E ^4/2.5/2 Home, Priv- 3/2 Fisherman's par- Beautiful, rare wat-
ate Heated pool adise in protected erfront property
A R E A E A L with cage. Quiet, harbor, river access, zoned Commercial
Near LaBelle oaks, fenced, gated w/2 homes

ES A E 863-675-0898 OFC
NIKKI YEAGER, Broker Assoc. PAUL ROSER, Broker
289/584-2005 cell 289/584-2002 cell

Sign up forms can be picked up at the
First Bank of Clewiston from Kim or at Lang-
ford Ford from Melinda.
Princess contestants may be age 12-16
years; queen contestants 17-24 years. Call
Jerri Lynn 239-989-7032.

Country music jam
Come to the Country music jam at the
Muse Community Center Building, 3897
Loblolly Bay Road (Hwy. 720) the fourth Sat-
urday of each month, excluding December;
6-9 p.m. Everyone welcome, Bring your in-
strument, join in and have some fun. Bring
a covered dish for a pot luck dinner. For Ad-
ditional Information call 863-675-4296 or

5 OR 6 bedroom home is
situated on 25 +ebsite at
fenced acres! Enjoy the
large eat- in kitchen, for-
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Southern or visit our website at

180 N. Bridge St. LaBelle, FL 33935
Sherri Denning Licensed Real Estate Broker
Associates: Trisha Arnold, Tony Barnes, Emily A. Bates,
Ciniu P P-ollt, Pln-- rr -7r i I i 1.i
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MANUFACTURED HOMES $69,000 Fresh paint, like brand
$48,000 Mobile home, needs new, no repairs necessary CBS
TLC. 3/2 on I ac. $79,000 Newer CBS'- r'nit.
$52,900 Exceptional newer countertops, cathedral.. i....
mobile home, huge bedrooms, Like new condition.
nice wood deck. $79,000 e a I Ii'' r.
$64,900 New MH on 1/2 ac off I'. .~~ i..
SR29 roof.
$89,000 3/2 in Moore Haven $129,000 3/2 Modular, Make
Yacht Club 1200 Sq Ft. Offer.
$119,900- Newer 3/2 on a nice $129,000 Belmont home.
ly located 5 ac. parcel in Muse. Aprox 1 800 sq. ft. Built in 1995
$160,000 WOW! Exceptional -sort Sale
custom 3/2 + office or nirr"r EXECUTIVE HOMES
w/fireplace. Huge deck .. $287,500 Historical home built
bo overlook pristine 5 acres in the 1920's in the heart of
w/oaks, palms & newly planted LaBelle on I ac. 6BR/2BA
citrus $320,000 Caloosa Estates
HOMES Jewel. Features 2 master suites,
$38,000 3/1 Concrete Block n",- high atop a hill. Water
Home. Perfect starter home or I .... Florida Rm., & more.
investment 3/2 split floor plan.
$39,900 Short Sale! 3/2 $469,000 Superior quality from
Concrete block 2005 home rinit nt.rt .f. t. r-
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$39,900 Seller financing, 1,900 ous OakHaven Estates.Rec
t way on room & large outbuilding round
S D I buitl inUI out this spectacular pool home
49 UN E built in w/waterfall.
2003. CONTRACT $595,000 Alva Horse Ranch,
$65,000-Sh e large 2006 3/2.5 BA, horse barn &work
through3/2 w/2 f Tiled shop. On 9 acres.
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yl/carpe, tiled shower and tiled okitche
op w/ak cabinet $40,000.
Call about our vacant land!

SRemodeled ser bed- 40+/- acres in Orona $980,000.
rooms, added family room, newer roof &A/C The 18+/- acres in Ortona $117,000
room you need for a growing family 45,000. 272+- partially fenced n $75,000.
SCorporate owned! 32 wh 1800 sq f of living 206+/- just ousie of Laee- $50,000.
area, ceramic tile and lots more 39,900. 29 +/- acre in Belmont S/D Priced o sell a only
CorporatR Ui cond$ion $42,000. Possible seller financing.
Featuresden UN DE argargeand 1 02+/- ciy oinBemon S- $35,000.
fencedyard CONTRACT 80+/-city lotin Belmont subdivision- $35,000.
SPriced o sell! 3/2 in Port Laelle Close o shop- Nce lot in Belmont subdivision $35,000.
SNeeds some TLC 35,000. Nice 125+/- ac in $8,000.
SCozy starter home 2/1 in Country Village A lit- 2 Montura lots- $5,500 each
e TLC is all ha is needed $32,000. Call about our Port LaBelle lots!
* Great investment poentil! 1BR/1B home on a COMMERCIAL


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way from LaBee $350 per sqft.
vest now- build later! Corner lot outside city
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240 N. Lee Street
Linda Dekle Davis
Uc. Real Esate Broker
Diane Strehl salA:oc.
LABELLE, improved pasture.
$4,500 per acre with possible
(updated) mobile, Double J SR 29 S. Great location for
Acres. $74,000 w/possible convenience store, laundry,
owner financing. Bring offers! restaurant, etc. REDUCED
* 439 AC BANK OWNED $89,500
south of Arcadia. Improved AC BEAUTIFUL PROP-
, ..... i,1, ,1... 1: tIt ERTPEXUEiII(i .
BRING OFFERS! Asking $119,000.
$4,900 per acre. 5 AC OF TROPICAL PARA-
* 13 ac. South of town, DISE with grandfather oaks at
$4,500 per acre, pasture the end of Robb Rd off CR 78.
e 145 AC WORKING Fixer upper home with pool.
LaBelle. May be divided into 4 $150,000. BRING OFFERS!
parcels, 13.3 ac, 51 ac & two 2200 SF STILT HOME on
40 ac parcels available. Lots of .9 ac in Double J Acres,
wildlife in the area. $130,000. SELLER WILL
4000+ SF HOME. Finish 40 ACRE RANCH with 3/2
inside of home to your own mobile home, large steel stor-
specs for residential or corn age building, barns, cow pens,
mercial use. CONVENIENT guest/caretaker apt.
1st Street LOCATION. REDUCED $360,000. Bring
$385,000 offers.
2 car garage 2010 L sq ft. 675
sq ft screen porch. Vaulted, busy Cowboy Way. $450,000.
pine ceiling in LR. 2.58 acres. 53F
$275,000. LAB LP El v u

Caloosa Belle

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

Caloosa Belle November 25, 2010

Jonesez cooking up fun Community Brief

and great tasting BBQ

Mmm barbecue. What's not to love?
Jonesez is celebrating a year in business
and has moved to a new, roomier building
with indoor and outdoor seating on SR 29S
(the old Polo Pizza) and Vickie and Andre
have lots of plans. For instance, after Thanks-
giving Thursday nights will be Seniors night
4-8 p.m. with '50s and '60s music, a free cup
of coffee and dessert with a seniors' meal.
Friday they want to give the kids some-
thing safe and fun to do so, watch for Teen
Night. They begin about 8 p.m. with cool
stuff for teens like rap contests (clean and
wholesome, of course!) and dance con-
They're also looking forward to Jonsez
Jingle Contest for kids. They must perform
their original rap live at the restaurant and
put it on the restaurant's Web site (www. where patrons can choose

winner by end of December.
Think you've got an appetite? Try the Jon-
sez Big Boy Burger Challenge a five pound
patty with all the fixin's. Finish the whole
thing and you can win a family dinner and a
T-shirt. Please call ahead so they can set it all
up. Challenges between 7:30-8 p.m.
Of course, there's always Jonesez favor-
ites: ribs, pulled pork, chicken, with lots of
different choices of sides. (It's collard green
season!) Take out and catering. Call 675-
6262. No alcoholic beverages.
The folks at Jonesez would like to thank
the community and the Lord for their sup-
port. Andre wants you to know they pray
over the food as it is prepared, asking God to
"make the food taste like heaven."
Jonez is open T-Thursday 11-8; Friday 11-
9, Saturday 11-8; closed Sunday for the Lord
and Monday for fishing .

Breakfast at the Legion
Come to American Legion Post 130, on
SR 80W, for breakfast the first and second
Sunday of every month from 8-11 a.m.

Professional development
Project Learning Tree provides elemen-
tary environmental education curriculum
materials for hands on activities guiding stu-
dents from experiencing a concept to pro-
cessing, generalizing and applying.
The workshop will be held Dec. 11, from
9 a.m.-4 p.m. at Riverside Retreat, 7305 CR
78. Cost is $20. The first 20 will pay only $5.
Contact Martha Pierce 673-3738 or 675-0334.
Register no later than Dec. 3.

Livestock found
One horse was found in the Montura Es-
tates Subdivision, one cow found in Pioneer
Plantation and one cow found in Ladeca
Acres. Please contact Inv. Richard Carley
with the Hendry County Sheriff's Agricul-
tural Crimes Unit at (863)805-5000.

Cowboy Closet open
The Cowboy Closet now has an interac-
tive website at ,Liii -.',' ,,', I.. t.webs.
corn. This site will list all the days of opera-
tion, and other information. We are open
Tuesday and Thursdays after school, from
2:30-4:30. If you are looking to clean out
items no longer used, feel free to donate
to us, as the proceeds from the sales assist
students with workforce certification exams.
Contact if
you have any questions.

Cars for Boys and Girls Clubs
Boys and Girls Clubs are running a car
campaign program to help underwrite their
youth programs. If you have a car that you
would like to donate, please call 1-800-246-
0493. Cars need not be in running condition.

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

Submitted pnoto
The team at Jonesez cooks up some great tasting barbecue!

Church Briefs

Christmas revival planned
New Testament Baptist Church (Iglesia
Bautista Nuevo Testamento), would like to
invite you to our Christmas Revival, to hear
Chalk Artist and Evangelist Vestor Arnold
as he presents "The Word of God" in word
and art. All services are bilingual, (English
and Spanish). The person that has the most
visitors with them will receive the chalk
art drawing for that service. The chalk art
drawing will be the theme of the message
from God's Word. The drawings will reveal
unseen images when a black light is applied,
such as Jesus coming in the clouds. The ser-
vices will be Saturday, December 25 at 3
p.m., Sunday, December 26 at 10 a.m. and 6
p.m. and on Tuesday R 7:30 p.m.
New Testament Baptist Church is located
at 300 S, Davis St, corner of Bryan Ave. For
information or transportation call Senior
Pastor Ben Millican 863-673-0782; Associ-
ate Pastor James Wryals 863-673-1120; Asst.
Pastor Ciro Castillo 863-517-0377 or Asst.
Pastor Jose Serrano 863-612-5426.

Navidad reactivaci6n prevista
Iglesia Bautista Nuevo Testamento (New
Testament Baptist Church), les invita a com-
partir con nosotros en nuuestra Campana de
Avivamiento de Navidad con el Evangelista y
Artista Vestor Arnold, presentando "La Pa-
labra de Dios" en palabra y en arte. La per-
sona con mas invitados recibira el dibujo del
culto. El dibujo de tiza sera sobre el tema del
sermon de la palabra de Dios. Los dibujos
revelaran imagenes qoe no se pueden ver
a simple vista sino con una luz negra, por
ejemlo como Jesus en las nubes
Los servicios seran sabado, Deciembre
25 3 p.m., Domingo, Deciembre 26 10a.m.
and 6 p.m. y Martes 7:30 p.m.
La Iglesia Bautista Nuevo Testamento es
localizada en el 300 S, Davis St. esquina de
Bryan Ave. Para information o transporta-
tion pueden llamar a Senior Pastor Ben Mil-
lican 863-673-0782; Associate Pastor James
Wryals 863-673-1120; Asst. Pastor Ciro Cas-
tillo 863-517-0377 or Asst. Pastor Jose Ser-
rano 863-612-5426.


Come by Car, Boat or Bike Bikers Welcome
1750 Williams Road Moore Haven, FL (Ortona Locks Area) (863) 612-6343
Beer and From LoBelle take 29N to 78 take 78 opprox. 10 miles to Ortona Locks Rd. From Clewiston/Moore Haven Take 27 to 78
Wine Only take 78 approx. 12 miles to Ortona Locks Rd. Take Ortona Locks Rd. 2 miles to Williams Rd. Look forSaloon on the right.

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LABELLE 638 Bryan
Ave., from 7am to 1pm.
Dishes, furniture, Chil-
dren's furniture, toys,
Clothes, tools, and

Time to clean out the
attic, basement and/or
garage? Advertise your
yard sale in the classi-
fieds and make your
clean up a breeze!
Maple Corner
Community Yard Sale
SR 29 north
Dec 4th, 8am til ?
Ladies, men clothing,
grill, tools, household
items and lots more

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

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Ladies', Children &
Men's Clothes
Formal Wear Also
Lots of CLEAN,
Designer Clothes!!
Some Thursdays
Located at 42 Howe
Avenue, Labelle, FL
Phone us at
Next to Hungry
Howie's Pizza

For more listings,
go to

Drivers License a must,
background check re-
quired. Please call:

Shop here first!
The classified ads

Car Two is looking for an
experienced Mechanic
and/or Mechanic's helper
immediately. Pay based
on experience.
Please apply in person:
3165 Dellwood Terr.
Labelle, FL 33935
Laboratory Technician
Full time, food
manufacturing, product
testing, line inspections,
night shift. Apply at;
Peace River Citrus
6010 State Road 29,

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

for 47 unit
new farm labor rental
housing community in
Immokalee. Must have
basic office skills and
computer literate.
Bilingual Spanish
speaking candidate
Experience beneficial.
Salary plus benefits.
Send resume to:
Esperanza Place
P 0 Box 10293
Clearwater, FL 33757
Equal Opportunity
And Employer

We are now taking apps
Mon- Fri 7am -10am for
a Part time Loader Op-
erator. Ortona Sand
8561 W State Rd 78
Moore Haven, FL 33471

to haul Citrus. For more
information, call Tommy
at: 863-673-1152

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go to


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will never accept any ad-
vertisement that is illegal
or considered fraudulent.
In all cases of ques-
tionable value, such as
promises of guaranteed
income from work-at-
home programs if it
sounds too good to be
true, chances are that it
is. If you have questions
or doubts about any ad
on these pages, we ad-
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ing or sending money
ahead of time, you check
with the Better Business
Bureau at 772-878-2010
for previous complaints.

Some 800 and 900 tele-
phone numbers may re-
quire an extra charge, as
well as long distance toll
costs. We will do our best
to alert our reader of
these charges in the ads,
but occasionally we may
not be aware of the
charges. Therefore, if
you call a number out of
your area, use caution.

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Gonzalez Lawn Ser-
vice, general repair,
&pressure cleaning.
Business and residen-
tial. Lic & Insured. Call
for your free estimate
today. (863)673-6388
or (863)675-1166

Pet Boarding and sit-
ting in private home or
your home. Plenty of
TLC. Short term horse
boarding. Call Pam

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

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

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Dell Desktop Computer
XMas Raffle enter to
Win! $1 By Depot Insu-
rance and Komputers
for Kids $1.00.
(863)675-5008 or

How fast can your car
go? It can go even
faster when you sell
it in the classified.
Desktop Computer,
Fast Dell Tower, 17"
Flat Screen, keyb/m/c
XP Pro Like New! lyr
Lwarrenty $99.00.

New full seat for Harley
Electric Glide Classic
Bike "2010" $75.00
863-983-0257 or

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

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Esperanza Place
2702 W. Immokalee

Now Accepting

Be the first to Occupy!
Newly constructed;
affordable rental
apts. Rental assistance
available to qualified
households; income
limits apply.

Available for move-in
Dec. 2010
Get a new address for

1Br, 2Br/2Ba, 3Br/2Ba
Starting at $385
plus utilities.

Rental applications
available at
2702 W. Immokalee
Drive or
Call (727) 443-3251

Stop struggling, come
share within small salon
owner, nail tech or
massage therapist. Rea-
sonable rent 70 E. Yeo-
mans 675-4443

Huge 3BR, 2BA Estate -
2200 sq. ft. on 2 1/2
acres. Pioneer Planta-
tion. $700 month. Call

LaBelle 3 BR, 2 BA,
Screened porch. Tiled
floors. Large kitchen.
C/Air. Community pool.
$725 mo. 863-675-0104
Large 3BR/2BA home
for rent. In LaBelle.
Port LaBelle 2BR/2BA,
office & large Family
Room, garage, C/A,
fenced yard. No pets;
non smoking environ-
ment; references; lease
$600/month; $600/se-
curity; 863-675-2392

FOR RENT: Office Build-
ing, Shop Area & Park-
ing (Outside City Limits-
LaBelle). 863-675-2648

Cowboy Way & Kennedy
Blvd. Monthly includes
tax: 5'xlO' $42.80;
8'xlO' $53.50;10'xl0'
$58.85; 8'x25 $96.30;
24 hr access $25
returnable key deposit

Find it faster. Sell it sooner
in the classified

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

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

Riverfront with dock
3BR 3BA home. Newly
remodeled, 20 min. East
of 175 in Fort Denaud,
$1200/mo. Call Michael
(863) 673-0406 or Den-
nis (907) 378-5490.

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

Love the earth Recycle
your used items by
selling them in the




Farm Land

For Lease

Near Immokalee

(239) 289-1710 or

(239) 658-6060

FamPopI t

Farm Proper

14 Caloosa Belle November 25, 2010

go to

Palm Harbor Homes
has closed 2 model
centers. Save up to
60K on select models
Call 1-800-622-2832

Move in today! 3/2 +
garage. Built 2005.
Over sized yard on cul-
de-sac. Walk to Country
Oak Elementary. Owner

LABELLE 6 beautiful
acres with 3 septic
tanks. $180,000 or 2
acres for $60,000.
2280 Phillips Rd.
863-342-8140 or

ETTES For Sale By
Owner. Beautiful 4.16
acres, with many palms
and oaks. 1/3 mile of
new, scenic fence pro-
tects property.

Acres. Paved road.
$2000 down. Owner fi-
nancing. $100 monthly.
Also 2.5 & 5 Acre lots.
Call owner.

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LaBelle 3 Bdrm and 2
Bdrm, Large deck, Oak
trees, A/C. From
$120/wk, $100 sec. dep.
Call 863-673-5704

3 mi S of river. Dbl wide
3br/2ba on 1.5 acres.
$795 mo. + dep.
(305) 872-4042

Starting at $18,000
Mobile Home Angels

Homes of Merit 1989,
doublewide, 2 bed, 2
bath, 2 lanais complete-
ly furnished. Aqua Isles
Retirement Community
"Activities Galore" on
the Caloosahatchee Riv-
er. $31,500

For more listings,
go to

Lancer motorscooter
150cc with 50 miles on
it $975 863-517-0011

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Trailer also

4x4 $900

Drop gate trailer, 5x7,
rarely used. $275

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go to


Dr. Catherine E. Moon
announces that she has
retired and closed The
Psychology Center of La-
Belle. Requests for
records should be mailed
to PO Box 478, LaBelle,
FL 33975.
371209 CB 11/18/2010

ING & RECOVERY gives Notice of Fore-
closure of Lien and intent to sell these
vehicles on 12/10/2010, 10:00 am at 74
33935, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of
the Florida Statutes. TIMS TOWING &
RECOVERY reserves the nght to accept
or reject any and/or all bids.
2001 Buick
371949 CN 11/25/10

There will be an Airglades Airport
Advisory Board Meeting held on
Wednesday, December 8
2010 at 3 p.m. The meeting will
be held at the Airglades Airport, in
the Conference Room, located at
320(' i:, Blvd., Clewiston,
FL ::4" -11 interested parties
are encouraged to attend. For
Further information, please con-
tact the Hendry County Engineer's
Office at (863) 675-5222 or
(863) 983-1588.
If a person decides to appeal any
decision made by the Hendry
County Commission with respect
to any matter considered at this
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 testmony and
evidence upon which the appeal is
to be based.
Janet B. Taylor, Chair
Board of County Commissioners,
Hendry County
371862 CB/CN 11/25/2010

Ranking Committee Meeting
RFP 2011-04
Notce is hereby given that there
will be a meeting for ranking the
responses to the RFP for Profes-
sional and Ground Mosquito Con-
trol Services. It will be held on
Friday, December 3, 2010 at 1:00
RM., at the Administration Confer-
ence Room, Room A-118, 165 S.
Lee Street, LaBelle, FL 33935.
If a person decides to appeal any
decision made with respect to any
matter considered at this meeting,
he/she will need a record of the
proceedings, and that, for such
purpose, he/she may need to en-
sure that a verbatim record of the
proceedings is made, which record
includes the testimony and evi-
dence upon which the appeal is to
be based.
371894 CB/CN 11/25/2010


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Submitted photo/MaryLee Baker

Soup-er drive
Students at Upthegrove Elementary School collected over 190 cans of soup during their Thanksgiv-
ing "Soup-er" Food Drive. The soup, along with other food items, was donated to the Salvation Army
in LaBelle.

F.Y. 2010-2011

The Florida Division of Emergency Management has awarded to Hendry County $100,000 to
implement activities authorized under Section 215.559 of the Florida Statues, Hurricane
Loss Mitigation Program. Eligible and qualified recipients of benefits will be limited to very
low and low income owner-occupied elderly and/or disabled households. The Residential
Retrofit program is created to support Hendry County housing department's mission of : To
improve community and quality of life through providing funds and opportunity to expand
production and preserve affordable housing in Hendry County.

RCMP grants will be provided to eligible and qualified residents of owner occupied single-
family homes in Hendry County. Impact resistant window and exterior door replacements
will be made to homes that are deemed to be qualified and eligible.

Eligible elderly and/or disabled households must qualify under specifically mandated
income limits adjusted to family size and definitions as established by the HUD for Hendry
County and in accordance with the specific guidelines created for the Residential Retrofit
Program. The applicable income limits for Hendry County households are as follows:

Income Guidelines Dated 4/2010

No. of
People in Household 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
eiyLawIncone50% $16,550 $18,900 $21,250 $23,600 $25,500 $27,400 $29,300 $31,200I
Income 80% $26,450 $30,200 $34,000 $37,750 $40,800 $43,800 $46,850 $49,850

The SHIP Housing Department office is located at 165 Lee Street, Court House Square,
LaBelle or 100 E. El Paso, Clewiston contact Aida Barnhart, SHIP Director Telephone
863-675-5297 or Janet Papinaw Grants Director 863-675-5264 to obtain additional information.
Applications will be available between the hours of 9:00am and 4:00pm for 30 day period
beginning December 1st, 2010. The housing or grants department will receive completed
applications on a continuous basis during the application period for the Residential Retrofit
Program. All RCMP assistance recipients must agree to comply with all RCMP Program
criteria and requirements as set forth within the RCMP local housing assistance plan.
RCMP programs do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin,
sex, marital status, familial status, disability, or age (provided the applicant has the capacity to enter
into a binding contract.) o

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ITB NUMBER: 2011-05
OPENING DATE AND TIME: December 9, 2010 at 2:00 p.m.
Sealed bids will be received by the Board of County Commissioners of Hend-
ry County, Florida, to lease use of space on the roof and electronic equip-
ment storage space located at the Hendry County Sheriffs Office, 101
South Bridge Street, LaBelle, Florida, for telecommunication services. In or-
der to be considered, bids must be received by the Board of County Com-
missioners at the C.E. Hall Building (Clerk's Office) in the Hendry County
Courthouse Complex, 25 E. Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida by Decem-
ber 9, 2010, at 2:00 p.m., at which time all responses to this request will be
recorded in the presence of one or more witnesses.
A copy of the Specifications and Instructions to Bidders can be obtained
from the Hendry County Purchasing Department, located at 165 S. Lee
Street, LaBelle, Florida (for pick up), Post Office Box 2340, LaBelle, FL
33975 (mailing address) or by calling (863) 675-5220 or (863) 983-1585.
This solicitabon does not commit Hendry County to lease the property, to
pay any costs incurred in the preparation of a response to this Bid, or to
contract for any services. The County reserves the right to reject any or all
bids received as a result of this solicitation, or to cancel in part or in its en-
brety this Invitation to Bid, if it is in the best interest of the County to do so.
Janet B. Taylor, Chairwoman
Board of County Commissioners
371783 CB/CN 11/25/2010

The ty of Pahokee is seeking Proposals for the Commissioner's Park Pro-
ect. The work to be performed consists of the provision and cost of all la-
bor, equipment, materials and supplies necessary for the construction of a
restroom facility. A Mandatory Pre-Submittal Meeting will be held on
the construction site on Monday, December 6, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. lo-
cated at 525 Bacom Point Rd., Pahokee, FL. 33476. Failure to attend the
mandatory pre-submittal meeting will result in non-acceptance of proposal.
A digital (CD) project package is available for a nonrefundable fee of $100.
Clearly mark the proposals on the outside as Commissioner's Park Pro-
ject. Submit one (1) original and seven (7) copies of the Bid no later
than 2:00 p.m. Thursday, December 16, 2010 in the Office of the City
Clerk, City of Pahokee 207 Bacom Point Rd., Pahokee, FL. 33476. Any pro-
posals received via facsimile, telephone, email or other electronic means are
not acceptable. Properly received proposals will be read aloud shortly after
2:00 p.m. December 16, 2010 in the City of Pahokee Commission Cham-
bers, 360 East Main Street, Pahokee, FL. 33476 .The City of Pahokee re-
serves the right to waive minor informalities; reject any and all proposals; to
cancel the project; re-adverbse; or take any action deemed in the best in-
terest of the city.
371899 CN 11/25;12/2/2010

Notice is hereby given that the Hendry County Tourist Development Council
will hold a regular meeting Thursday, December 2nd, 2010, beginning at
3:00 p.m. at the Port LaBelle Inn, 1563 Oxbow Drive, LaBelle, FL 33935. If
a quorum is not established, the alternative date is Thursday, December
9th, 2011 at 3:00 pm. This meeting is open to the public. The meeting site
is accessible by the disabled.
If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board with respect
to any matter considered at such meeting or hearing, he/she will need a
record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to
ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record in-
cludes the testmony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.
Hendry County
Tourist Development Council
Karson Turner, Chairman
371684 CN/CB 11/25/2010

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November 25, 2010

Caloosa Belle

New CNA courses at ESC

Hendry/Glades Center

Edison State College Hendy/Glades Cen-
ter is dedicated to providing quality educa-
tion in fields relevant to the economic pros-
perity of its citizens. The college works with
local and regional employers to determine
trends in the local market and develops pro-
gramming commiserate with those needs.
"Everything we do is targeted toward
growing educational opportunities in Hen-
dry and Glades counties," explained Dr.
Robert Jones, Vice President and Provost of
the Hendy/Glades Center. "We specifically
emphasize career opportunities and eco-
nomic development in our community."
In the summer of 2010 Edison State Col-
lege Hendry/Glades Center launched a Certi-
fied Nursing Assistant program in response
to targeted career opportunities. A focus
group held by Edison State and local em-
ployers had determined that the health care
field offers much potential for career growth.
A CNA can work at a nursing home, a hos-
pital, a doctor's office or clinic and can be
certified to work in a home health agency.
The CNA program is a 120 hour course.
The program welcomed its first 12 students
in Summer 2010, a second group of 12 stu-
dents in the Fall semester, and is currently
accepting applications for the Spring Se-
mester. The program has attracted a diverse
selection of students, ranging from recent
high school graduates to displaced workers
looking for new opportunities in the current
economic climate. Several students are ca-
reer changers, attracted to the CAN program
as a pathway to a career in nursing.
"A CNA license and work experience pro-
vides someone seeking an RN degree very
valuable knowledge and experience. It also
provides the student an opportunity to deter-
mine if they like working in the healthcare
environment," explained Professor Susan
Holland. "The experience gained as a CNA
often gives the student confidence in the
clinical setting while training to be a nurse.
In addition, when applying to some nursing
programs, students with a CNA license are
given "points" for having the CNA license
which could provide an admission advan-

School Briefs

LMS School Advisory Meeting
LaBelle Middle School SAC meeting will be
held on Tuesday, Nov. 30, at 4:30 in the office.
We will be reviewing the School Improvement
plan and making any needed revisions.

Alva school
Alva Middle School's School Choice Open
House Thursday, Dec. 2, from 5-8:30 p.m.
Congratulations to Marjorie Connor,
clarinet player, for being accepted into the
Florida All State Band.
Congratulations go out to the band stu-
dents who auditioned at Gulf Middle School.
They are now members of the "Lee County
Middle School Band." There were hundreds
of students from all over the county trying to
make this band!!

Edison State College Hendry/Glades Cen-
ter offers Associates degrees ranging from
Criminal Justice to EMS as well as several
certificate courses. The new facility features
an Academic Success Center which includes
career planning programs, a Math and Writ-
ing Center staffed with professional tutors,
and several computer labs. Applications
for Spring enrollment are being accepted
through January 3rd, 2011. Applications for
financial aid must be received by December
1, 2010 to guarantee processing prior to the
start of the Spring semester.
For more information about educational
opportunities at Edison State College, Hen-
dry/Glades Center, please contact Crystal
Saldana at (863) 674-0408.

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Expanding their world
On November 3 the Cub Scouts had a tour of the Hendry County Sheriff's
Office. Sergeant Barbara Brown facilitated the evening. The scouts learned
how to lift finger prints and how the dispatch station works.

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