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Thursday, December 2, 2010

Vol. 88 No. 47

500 Plus tax

Are you

ready for

Okay, kids, the wait is over.
Snow is in the forecast for tomor-
row evening and you can bet Santa
will be right there, too.
Floats, bicycles, walkers are
all welcome to participate in the
annual Christmas parade down
Bridge Street.
If you love a parade, line up at
U-Save between 4-4:30 p.m Friday,
Dec. 3 for the grand promenade
down to Barron Park.
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 stuff.
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.
The chamber is getting Santa's
Christmas House ready. Chamber
members may sign up to set up
gift items for sale at the chamber,
on the corner of SR 80 and Bridge
Street, beginning Dec. 6.
Chamber Secretary Sara
Townsend is busy decorating the
See Santa Page 2
See Page 4 for information about
how to contact the newspaper
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SR 29 plans continue

by Patty Brant
Caloosa Belle
In what has become a familiar format to

Caloosa Belle/Patty Brant
Marion Bizerra, Florida Department of
Transportation District 1, explains plans
for four-laning SR 29S to Felda resi-

local residents, Florida Department of Trans-
portation staff presented information on the
proposed four-laning of SR 29 south of La-
Belle, from CR 82 all the way to LaBelle, The
doors of the civic center were open Wednes-
day evening, Nov. 16. Display boards explain-
ing specifics of the project lined the walls and
a slide show presentation explained more.
Of course, there is no funding for any part
of the project yet, and there won't be for some
years to come, but FDOT must begin years in
advance making plans for such projects.
The project is being planned in three sec-
tions: SR 82 to Spencer St. 13. 1 miles; Spen-
cer St. to South Industrial Loop 4.4 miles;
and South Industrial Loop to CR 80A/Cowboy
Way- .5 mile.
FDOT must purchase 243 acres of right-of-
way a long the west side of SR 29 to accom-
modate the road widening and/or placement
of retention ponds.
If the current preferred alternative turns

by Patty Brant
Immokalee Bulletin
People in the Immokalee/
LaBelle area who pick the toma-
toes most of us enjoy every day
have real reason to celebrate this
holiday season nothing short of
earning the respect of other hard
working people.
For years the Coalition of
Immokalee Workers (CIW) has
been chipping away at discrepan-
cies in the rights of most American
workers and those who labor in
agriculture with its Campaign for
Fair Food. Recently, the CIW has
made some impressive strides in
that quest.
The 4,000-member Coalition
of Immokalee Workers has been
at the heart of this movement
since its inception in 1993.

It was just a couple weeks ago
that they were celebrating the
signing of a contract with Pacific
Tomato Growers, then Six Ls the
first two tomato growers to come
to the table.
Just last week they took a gi-
ant leap forward when the Flor-
ida Tomato Growers Exchange,
which speaks for 90 percent of all
Florida tomato growers, came on
board with that contract.
This revolutionary agreement
has various levels: it promises
tomato pickers a penny more
per pound of tomatoes picked;
it extends rights to workers who
never had them before through a
Code of Conduct and has a health
and educational component.
In a release dated Nov. 16, Lu-
See Contract Page 2

out to be the final choice, there are four busi-
nesses and four homes that would have to be
relocated. The properties in question are all
in the Felda area, on the west side of SR 29,
generally between the Felda Mall and Taylor
Road. FDOT spokesperson Debbie Tower said
the agency works with owners when reloca-
tion is necessary, paying fair market value for
properties that must be taken.
FDOT will continue to seek input from the
county on which segment to complete first.
Plans are evolving, but call for FDOT to
renovate the existing two lanes of roadway
from CR 82 to Spencer Road, and to add two
new lanes to the west of the existing road. The
end result will be a divided highway. The sur-
face will be constructed for traffic traveling at
speeds of 65, 55, 50, depending on proximity
to the City of LaBelle. Bike shoulders and side-
walks are to be included from Spencer Road
See SR 29 Page 2

Submitted photo/L.E. Soltis
Russel Meyer, Executive Director of the Florida Council of
Churches, smiles as Rev. Noelle Damico, coordinator of Pres-
byterian Church USA's Campaign for Fair Food, celebrates
the CIW contract with Reggie Brown, Executive Vice Presi-
dent of the Florida Tomato Growers Exchange.


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Tomato contract opens

world for pickers

Caloosa Belle December 2, 2010

Continued From Page 1

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.

Contract Continued From Page i

cas Benitez of the CIW said, "This is a water-
shed moment in the history of Florida agri-
culture ... With this agreement, the Florida
tomato industry workers and growers
alike is coming together in partnership
to turn the page on the conflict and stagna-
tion of the past and instead forge a new and
stronger industry."
"Make no mistake, there is still much to
be done," continued Benitez. "This is the
beginning, not the end, of a very long jour-
ney. But with this agreement, the pieces are
now in place for us to get to work on mak-
ing the Florida tomato industry a model of
social accountability for the 21st century."
In this contract, workers like Silvia Perez
have found new hope for themselves and
their children. Silvia is a native of Guatema-
la. The 37-year-old mother of two has been
working in the fields for 18 years. She hopes
for something better for her children.
Silvia said she makes about $9-10,000 per
year, spending long days in the fields pick-
ing, planting, tying and staking tomatoes.
"This is the type of work you do when
you come here," Silvia said through inter-
preter Julia Perkins, CIW staff member.
The extra penny per pound she will get
from growers will not make a big difference
in her life. The buyers are the key to a livable
wage. Still, every little bit helps, she added.
Despite the back-breaking work in the
scorching Florida sun, Silvia finds some sat-
isfaction in the fields. It's a chance to meet
a lot of different people from all different
places, countries and states, she said. Still,
she hopes for better for her children.
Silvia and her family normally follow the
crops, she said, but this year they stayed in
Immokalee because of her young children.
She finds a living in day labor these days.
Silvia was very excited about the con-
tract, convinced it will help workers like her.

"It's important to expand (it) to all compa-
nies," she said, "It gives a voice to workers.
Now we can speak out when we see some-
thing that's not right."
She said that before if they complained,
they would be fired and would not be able
to find another job. One example: She said
she has seen bosses offer easier jobs to
women who will go out with them.
Silvia is also excited about the health
and safety components of the contract. Of
course, the agreement is just being imple-
mented, but Silvia said she has already tak-
en some of the training.
She said she and her coworkers have
learned that they have rights. She admits
that maybe they had them before but now
they know they can exercise them.
Now, she said, growers have to provide
shade for their workers. If a worker gets too
hot out in the field, they can take a break and
cool down. And it doesn't matter if they're
here legally or not, they'll all be treated the
CIW staffer Julia Perkins said the orga-
nization's hope is that this will be a model
for the agriculture industry "accountability
that's real." She wants people to understand
that farmworkers are employees; they are
an important part of the industry. She hopes
others learn from this and improve working
conditions as well.
For Silvia, the most important thing is for
workers to be considered human beings.


There was an error in the Nov. 25 story
about Jonesez BBQ. Their Web site is: www. We apologize for any in-
convenience this error may have caused.

SR 29
Continued From Page 1

to 80A.
The cost of the 18-mile project is expect-
ed to total $142,820,150 for design, ROW
and construction.
Some residents are concerned that there
will be no left turn lane for Evans Road,
causing confusion as well as being incon-
venient. One resident, Jesse Cuello, has
protested the decision not to have a left turn
lane at Evans Road for two years.

Other projects
Other major projects being planned in-

clude four-laning SR 29 from Cowboy Way
(SR 80A) to US 27.
This project will include the LaBelle
Bridge, which has just undergone extensive
The bridge will not be undertaken for
some time into the future, but FDOT has
been doing some studies for the eventual
The US 27/SR 80 interchange is the big-
gest FDOT project in Hendry County. Con-
sidered one of the worst intersections in the
state, Hendry County Commissioners raised
awareness of its dangers among state and
even federal officials and managed to get
that project, which will realign the curve
as well as four-lane the entire intersection,
pushed up.
Construction is to begin late next year.

Submitted photo/L.E.
From left: CIW
staffer Julia Perkins
looks on as Lucas
Benitez of the CIW
and Reggie Brown
of the Florida To-
mato Growers Ex-
change, sign the
contract between
the CIW and the
majority of Florida's
L6 tomato growers.

Caloosa Belle

December 2, 2010

December 2, 2010 Caloosa Belle

Caloosa Belle/Patty Brant

Food for the needy
LaBelle civic groups have once again cooperated to help make Thanksgiving a
special day for everyone. This year they have out-done themselves, donating a
total of 54 food baskets to the Salvation Army for local families, up from 39 last
year. Pictured front row from left: DAV Chapter 144 Commander Steve Williams,
American Legion Auxiliary President Candy Alvarez, LaBelle Kiwanis Commu-
nity Service Sue Williams. Back row from left: Bill Wingard representing the
American Legion Riders, American Legion Post 130 Commander Tony Alvarez,
LaBelle Salvation Army Program Coordinator Lisa Sands and VFW 10100 Ser-
vice Officer Millard Wagnon. Not pictured: representatives from the Men's and
Women's VFW 10100 Auxiliaries.

Arrest Reports

Martin Lashawn Williams, 25, was ar-
rested Nov. 25 and charged with resisting
an officer/obstruction without violence, pos-
session of cocaine with intent to sell, manu-
facture deliver, etc schedule II, possession of
cocaine, possession/use of drug equipment
and municipal ordinance Hendry County
open container. N. Kirk was arresting offi-
Isidro Zacarias Salguero, 28, was arrested
Nov. 25 and charged with traffic offense DUI
alcohol or drugs and possession of cocaine.
N. Kirk was arresting officer.
Jonathan Ravi Bhagwandin, 20, was ar-
rested Nov. 24 and charged with possession
of a controlled substance without a prescrip-
tion and possession of marijuana under 20

grams. R. Shepherd was arresting officer.
Erica Lynn Kats, 22, was arrested Nov. 23
and charged with possession of a controlled
substance without a prescription and smug-
gling contraband into a detention facility.
Sgt. J. Woods was arresting officer.
Haydee Diaz, 47, and Jorge Alberto
Noa Noda, 38, were arrested Nov. 22 and
charged with grand theft $10,000-$20,000,
altering, tampering or injuring utility equip-
ment, possess of marijuana with intent to
sell, manufacture, deliver, etc schedule I,
producing marijuana schedule I, possession
of marijuana over 20 grams and trafficking in
marijuana in excess of 25 pounds or 300 +
plants. They are accused of diverting power
for a grow house.

Stolen TV recovered

In the early morning hours of Nov. 30,
Hendry County Sheriff's Office received a
call from a resident in Port LaBelle reporting
their home had just been broken into.
The victims reported being asleep when
they heard someone enter one of the bed-
rooms. The occupant of the bedroom spoke
with one of the young men believing him to
be his brother. When the suspect left the
room quickly the victim followed him, notic-
ing three individuals exiting the rear of their
When deputies responded to the resi-
dence, the homeowner reported a flat
screen television to be missing and were
able to provide pertinent information to as-
sist in identifying the stolen property. While
enroute one of the deputies stopped a 1999
White Chevrolet SUV driven by 18-year-old
Jose Angel Aguilar and occupied by four



675-3288 216 S. Main St LaBelle, FL

other individuals. Deputies located a flat
screen television in the rear of the vehicle
which was identified by the victims of the
Deputies arrested 18-year-old Jose Angel
Aguilar on charges of Driving While License
Suspended, Burglary Of An Occupied Dwell-
ing and Grand Theft. He is currently being
held on a $7,500 bond. Eighteen-year-old
Kevin Hellard and 19-year-old Angel Miranda
were arrested and charged with Burglary Of
An Occupied Dwelling and Grand Theft. Hel-
lard and Miranda are being held on $7,000
bond. Deputies also arrested and charged
15-year-old Nicholas Jordan Aguilar and
16-year-old Francisco Bustamante with Bur-
glary Of An Occupied Dwelling and Grand
Theft. Both juveniles were released to their

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Caloosa Belle

December 2, 2010

Audition for Moonlight and Magnolias

The LaBelle Firehouse Players are in-
viting prospective actors from around the
area to tryouts for the Feb. 4-6 and 11-13
production of Ron Hutchinson's Moonlight
and Magnolias to be performed Saturday,
Dec. 11, at 9 a.m. and Monday, Dec. 13,
at 7:30 in the evening at the LaBelle Fire-
house Cultural Center, 241 North Bridge
Street (SR-29 North).
The characters are three males aged
37 to 50 and one female of indeterminate
The play a mixture of truth, slapstick
comedy and social commentary chron-
icles the actual events when famed Hol-
lywood producer David 0. Selznick, who
had just fired his old friend George Cukor
as director of Gone With The Wind, locks
himself, Hollywood script doctor Ben
Hecht and Wizard of Oz director Victor
Fleming in his office at Selznick Interna-
tional Studios with the express purpose of
rewriting the script of GWTW within a five
day period.
The one female character, Selznick's

long-suffering secretary, the totally ficti-
tious Miss Poppenguhl, offers recurring
moments of comic relief.
A producer, stage manager, wardrobe
person as well as miscellaneous crew will
also be selected.
Anyone interested in obtaining a synop-
sis of the play or the portions of the script
to be used for the auditions should contact; the syn-
opsis, etc., will be emailed as file attach-
Director Joe Thomas says the play re-
quires a commitment to attend all rehears-
als beginning the first week in January as
the three main players are constantly inter-
acting with each other and must be able
to "play off each other." The actors should
be "off book" by the middle of the second
week of rehearsals.
Early rehearsals will be scheduled for
the theater's "green room" since full ac-
cess to the stage and set will only be avail-
able for a little more than three weeks prior
to opening night.

Thank You

The staff and residents at Oakbrook of
LaBelle would like to thank all of our local
businesses, organizations and community
members for their awesome support of our
recent Halloween candy drive.
Our Spook House and candy give out
was a big success with promises of getting
bigger and better in the years to come.
We hope that everyone who participated
in this Spook-tacular event had as much fun
as our staff, volunteers and residents.
Thank you so very much for your kind-
ness and generosity, It was really appreci-
Michael T. Morse
Activities Director of
Oakbrook of LaBelle

Great care
I would like to thank all the wonderful
people of Hope Hospice and Oakbrook for
taking such good care of "My Old Goat." I
love and appreciate all of you.
The Fortsons

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Physical Address: 22 Ft. Thompson Ave.
Phone: (863) 675-2541 Fax: (863) 675-1449
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To Submit News
The Caloosa Belle welcomes submissions from its
readers. Opinions, calendar items, story ideas and
photographs are welcome. Call (863) 675-2541 to
reach our newsroom. The deadline for all news items
is 11 a.m. on Monday prior to the following
Thursday's publication.

Special thanks
We would like to extend our sincere ap-
preciation for all of the thoughtfulness and
kind words expressed during our time of
The whole town, family and friends have
been wonderful. We couldn't have asked for
better support than was given. He will be
truly missed. A special thanks to the City of
LaBelle, Preston Long, Paul Puletti and Larry
Marsh Sr.
The family of
Joseph R. "Bob" Miller

Business as usual
LaBelle Animal Control would like to
thank U-Save and owner Oquab Abuoqab
for the donation of over $5,000 worth of
pet supplies brands U-Save will no longer
The shampoos, treats, flea dips, toys, etc.,
will be put to good use.
Doug Morgan
Animal Control Supervisor

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Phone: 1-800-282-8586
Visit or email

City extension cords missing

Every year around the end of November
the City of LaBelle puts up our display of
Christmas lights in and round City Hall, lo-
cated at 481 Hwy. 80W for the viewing and
enjoyment of our citizens.
This year was no exception, our employ-
ees worked diligently putting up the the lights
for the citizens of LaBelle as well as passers-
by to view.
The lights and displays were turned on
nightly at dusk.

School Briefs

Sign up for C.N.A. program
The Edison State College Hendry/Glades
Center launched a Certified Nursing Assistant
program CNA program is a 120 hour course.
It is currently accepting applications for the
Spring Semester. Edison State College Hen-
dry/Glades Center offers Associates degrees
ranging from Criminal Justice to EMS as well
as several certificate courses.
Applications for Spring enrollment are
being accepted through January 3. Applica-
tions 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.

Unknown criminals on or about Tuesday,
Nov. 30, between the hours of 5:30-8:30 pm.
stole all the extension cords that are used to
operate the lights and ornaments.
Anyone having any information about
this crime or witnesing anyone littering in
this area at the above date and time, please
contact the Supevisor of Maintenance Terry
Woods at 863-675-0414,
Terry Woods

Come to mini

health fair

Mini Health Fairs are scheduled for
next Thursday at:
Aqua Isles- Thursday Dec. 9, 9 a,m.
900 Aqua Isles Blvd., LaBelle. Ace HH
#299991018. Open to the Public.
LaBelle Commons- Thursday, Dec. 9,
at 10 a.m. 284 Bryan Ave., LaBelle Ace HH
License #299991018. Open to the Public.
LJ. Nobles Senior Center, Thursday,
Dec. 9, at 11 a.m. 475 East Cowboy Way,
LaBelle Ace HH License #299991018.
Open to the Public.
Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group-
Thursday, Dec. 9, at 1 p.m. at Oakbrook
of LaBelle, 250 Broward Ave., Ace HH
License #299991018. Open to the Public.

Witch's Brew

by Pudge Lehman
Thanksgiving is over and I hope you
all had a lot to be thankful for. Now, on to
Start looking for scrap pieces of yarn, felt,
buttons and ribbon now and put in a box
with scrap material.
It's time for the
kids to start mak-
ing Christmas orna-
ments. Use color-
ing books to trace
patterns. Trees and
small mittens are the
easiest patterns to
work with. Cut out
of felt scraps, glue on
odd buttons or anything ornamental, sew

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.

(blanket stitch is fine) all around leaving a
small opening to stuff that cotton you've
been saving from pill bottles. Sew up the
opening, and a loop at the top.
Now is also the time to bake ahead and
freeze cookies and desserts. Line your crock
pot with a plastic oven roasting bag before
putting in the ingredients.
No scrubbing required. Also for the
holidays use your crock pot to keep things
warm even though they weren't cooked in
it. Mashed potatoes, rolls, gravy for a crowd,
or anything that tends to get cold while wait-
ing for seconds.
Favorite famous quotes: A liberal is some-
one who feels a great debt to his fellow man,
which debt he proposes to pay off with your
money....G. Gordon Liddy

We Pledge...
* To operate this newspaper as a public trust
* To help our community become a better place to
live and work, through our dedication to consci-
entious journalism.
* To provide the information citizens need to make
their own intelligent decisions about public
* To report the news with honesty, accuracy, pur-
poseful neutrality, fairness, objectivity, fearless-
ness and compassion.
* To use our opinion pages to facilitate community
debate, not to dominate it with our own opinions.
* To disclose our own conflicts of interest or poten-
tial conflicts to our readers.
* To correct our errors and to give each correction
the prominence it deserves.
* To provide a right to reply to those we write
* To treat people with courtesy, respect and

December 2, 2010 Caloosa Belle

Caloosa Belle/Patty Brant
Hendry Regional Hospital Authority board member Miller Couse explains some
of the finer points of HRMC's construction plans for the LaBelle Convenient
Care Center to LaBelle residents Dave and Linda Lyons during the wine and
cheese social Nov. 16.

Project will almost double

Convenient Care Center

by Patty Brant
Caloosa Belle
The Hendry County Economic Develop-
ment Council and Hendry Regional Conve-
nient Care Center hosted a wine and cheese
event Nov. 16 at the Urgent Care Center on
Main Street.
HRMC CEO Lynn Beardsley acquainted
a small group at the event with the center's
history in LaBelle and big plans for its fu-
"We're ready to ignite this project!" he
told a receptive crowd.
The 7-8,000 square foot project will al-
most double the current 10,000 square foot
facility. The urgent care expansion is a com-
panion piece to the new Emergency Room
facility being built at HRMC in Clewiston.
Mr. Beardsly told the group that the La-
Belle clinic, which began as a rehab center
in 1994, serves some 800 patients per month
and is growing.
There have been a total of 35,000 physi-
cal and occupational therapy visits to the
LaBelle facility.
The expansion will bring modern efficient
primary care to LaBelle, he added, eventu-
ally housing 34 primary care providers and
three exam room pods with the capacity for
1,500 patient visits per month. Additions will
include diagnostics x-ray imaging, phleboto-
my, lab work, a fixed base CAT scanner, mo-
bile imaging and MRI capabilities. He added
that more details of the expansion will be
coming shortly.
Along with increased efficiency, LaBelle
patients may expect less waiting time, he

Current services include primary care
physicians, walk-in minor emergencies, sur-
gical consultations and minor procedures,
mid-level practitioners, worker's compensa-
tion, lab and x-ray and physical and occupa-
tional therapy. It is open M-F 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
and Saturday 8 a.m.-noon.
The project will add some primary care
and specialty care operations to the LaBelle
Mr. Beardsley promised that the hospital
will seek bids from local contractors and sub
contractors, hoping for as much as 75 per-
cent local participation.
Mr. Beardsley told the group that the new
eye, ear, nose and throat specialist sees 15
patients a day in Clewiston and is looking
forward to seeing patients in LaBelle as well.
The hospital authority is trying to recruit
more primary care providers and a new top
drawer pediatrician.
Within recent years HRMC has recruited
ten physicians to Hendry County including
two general surgeons, four internal medi-
cine specialists, one family practitioner, one
cardiologist, one anesthesiologist and one
The LaBelle facility should be finished in
September or October 2011.


The Board of County Commissioners of Hendry
County, Florida proposes to adopt the following by


A public hearing on the ordinance will be held
before the Board of County Commissioners on
December 14, 2010, at 5:05 p.m., Clewiston City
Hall, 115 West Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, Florida.
All interested persons may appear and be heard
with respect to the proposed ordinance.
If a person decides to appeal any decision made by
the Hendry County Commission with respect to any
matter discussed at such hearing, he/she will need a
record of the proceedings, and that, for such pur-
pose, 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.

A copy of the proposed Ordinance is available for
inspection on weekdays between the hours of 8:30
a.m. and 5:00 p.m. at the Office of the County
Attorney, 165 South Lee Street, LaBelle, Florida.

Janet B. Taylor, Chairwoman
Board of County Commissioners

December 2, 2010

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Community Briefs

William Ray Johnson Sr., 77
SEBRING William Ray Johnson Sr., age 77,
of Sebring, passed away Nov. 25, 2010, in Se-
He was born March 13, 1933, in Miami, the
son of the late Ernest Lee and the late Madeline
Ruth (Woessner) Johnson. He married Betty Jo
Starling; she preceded him in death on May 5,
He was a farmer for many years. He proudly
served his country in the United States Army as
a member of the paratroopers special unit dur-
ing the Korean War. He retired when he turned
70 years old.
Survivors include two sons, James M. Long Jr.,
William Ray Johnson Jr.; and three daughters,
Carrie DesRosiers of Sebring, Nina Keener and
Mary Brown; one brother, Richard Johnson;
one sister, Madeline Gallops; 11 grandchildren;
and 16 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Sat. Dec. 4, 2010,
at 4 p.m. in Iglesia Bautista Nuevo Testamento
with Rev. James Wryals officiating. Interment
will be in Caloosa Crematory, LaBelle.
Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home -
Norman Gregg Dillman
LABELLE Norman Dillman passed away
peacefully at home surrounded by his family on
Sunday, Nov. 21, 2010. For the last two ears, he
fought Mantle Cell
Lymphoma and was
tireless in his efforts
to find his cure for
this disease.
Norm was born on
Sept. 5. 1938, in
Warren County, lo-
wa, to Avis and
Frank Dillman. He
went to Indianola,
Iowa schools and
later attended Iowa
State University where he completed his mas-
ters and doctorate degrees in Electrical Engi-
Norm worked at the University of Rolla, Mis-
souri as a professor, and then continued his ca-
reer with Hewlett Packard as a development
engineer. Hewlett Packard allowed him the op-
portunity to travel to Malaysia, Vietnam, Puerto
Rico and Russia. He was a published researcher
and was responsible for six patented electrical
devices. Later, he was a professor at Kansas
State University, where he was advisor to the
school Solar Car team. He retired from Kansas
State University as Professor Emeritus in 2005.
He was always involved in the communities in
which he lived. He was an active HAM radio op-
erator. He was named as Kansas' HAM radio op-
erator of the year. As NOJCC, he worked with
the Manhattan, Kansas and LaBelle Emergency
Operation Centers, setting up and working ra-
dios during all types of emergencies.
He had a great love for owls and became in-
volved in working with the Audubon Society,
Humane Society, and the Clinic for the Rehabili-
tation of Wildlife (CROW) in Sanibel. He loved
to share his knowledge of this noble bird and
spent several years hosting talks to Labelle's
school children, and became known as the
"Owl Guy" by many children in town. He res-
cued several owls after they became injured and
took them to CROW to be rehabilitated, and
when the birds were ready, he had the great

pleasure of watching them be released back to
their native habitat. He also had two special
barred owls that came to visit his yard every eve-
ning, and Norm invited many to come and see
his special birds.
Norm was married to his high school sweet-
heart, Phyllis on August 10, 1957. They spent
their years together living in Iowa, Missouri,
Colorado, Southeast Asia and Puerto Rico.
Norm is survived by his wife, Phyllis; his chil-
dren, David and wife, Kara; Linda and husband,
Michael McVey; Mark and his wife, Jill. Also, his
grandchildren, Meghann and husband, Stan;
Connor, Brennah, Nicole, Jack and great-grand-
son, Brayden. He is also survived by his sister,
Doris Gene Kauzlarich and his nephews, Mike
and Greg. Norm leaves many dear family mem-
bers and good friends to remember and cherish
his memory.
A memorial will be held on Saturday, Decem-
ber 4 at 2 p.m. The service will be held at the
Dillman home on Riviera Vista in Labelle.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that dona-
tions be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma

Joseph Robert Miller Jr., 62
LABELLE Joseph Robert Miller Jr., age 62,
of LaBelle, passed away Nov. 22, 2010, in La-
He was born Jan. 8, 1948, in Hollywood. Bob
was a LaBelle City
Commissioner for
many years. He also
served on Hendry-
LaBelle Recreation
Board, as well as
Chairperson for La-
Belle Swamp Cab-
bage Festival and he
was active in Little
League in LaBelle
both an umpire and '
coach. He was a
Parts Salesman for many years.
Bob was a loving and devoted husband, loving
and caring father and grandfather who was also
very proud of his ongoing community involve-
ment. He will be greatly missed by all.
Survivors include his wife, Sharon Elaine(Hen-
derson) Miller; son, Robert Scott (Teri D) Miller;
daughter, Kari Miller Hamric (Lee Taylor);
mother, Phyllis Miller; brothers, Edward L. (Lin-
da) Miller and Richard Glenn (Joyce) Miller, all
of LaBelle; and grandchildren, Amanda Suarez,
Amber Hamric, Courtney Gonzalez and Chance
Funeral services were held Friday, Nov. 26,
2010, at 11:30 a.m. at LaBelle Civic Center, La-
Belle with Pastor Preston Long officiating. Inter-
ment followed in Fort Denaud Cemetery,
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to
Hendry-LaBelle Recreation Board.
Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home -

J.R. (Buddy) Carter
FELDA J. R. (Buddy) Carter, born Sept. 1,
1927, died peacefully at home Nov. 22, 2010, in
Felda, after a brief illness.
There will be a celebration of his life on Sun-
day, Dec. 5th, 1 to 3 p.m. at 1200 CR 830 in Fel-

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2:30-4:30. If you are looking to clean out
items no longer used, feel free to donate to
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dents with workforce certification exams.
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Church Briefs

Church to host former pastor
International Christian Fellowship will
host former Pastor Jerry F. Dean on Sun-
day, Dec. 5. Pastor Dean will be preaching
Sunday morning at 10:30 a.m. International
Christian Fellowship, home of International
Christian Academy, K-12th, welcomes you to
join them for Sunday worship. ICF is located
at 233 Clark Street. For more information,
please call (863) 675-ICA7 (4227.)
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 draw-
ing 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 services will
be Saturday, December 25 at 3 p.m., Sunday,
December 26 at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. and on
Tuesday, Dec, 29 at 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.
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


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Call 863-675-2541
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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.

Family photos
LaBelle Assembly of God is once again
taking free family and individual pictures.
Mary Robinson with her high definition
camera will be taking pictures of families
and individuals for Christmas cards and gifts.
This time of the year we are especially inter-
ested in families with members overseas like
the military so that they have current pictures
of their family to encourage them during this
Christmas season while defending our coun-
try. Following the 11 o'clock service Dec. 5
Mary will be setting up to take these pictures
if you have an e-mail she can e-mail them
directly to your account she will send you all
pictures taken and there will be no charge.
LaBelle Assembly of God is located at 123
Fraser Ave., across from Edward Upthegrove
Elementary school. Everyone is welcome for
more information call 675-0900.


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

Submitted photo
Celebrating the Christmas season
Healing Waters Family Life Center invites the community to enjoy the church's
Christmas gift to all a live Nativity scene. This will be the second year for this
well-received holiday event. Journey of a Promised Hope will provide a modern
twist along with the Biblical events, connecting modern family issues with the
events of Christ's life. The presentation will offer hope for struggles like the loss
of jobs, mortgage problems and internet challenges using the "good news" of
Jesus' life. The event will take place Dec. 10 and 11, from 6-9 p.m. at SR 80E and
Birchwood Parkway (entrance on Birchwood Pkwy.) Families are encouraged to
drive through this graphic depiction of the Christmas story. Hot chocolate and
cookies will be provided at this absolutely free event. For those who feel led to
make a donation, all funds will go to the Salvation Army for LaBelle's needy.
Nick Wegscheid (Joseph) calms a skittish calf before last year's event.


1058 Thigpen Rd.
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

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
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Caloosa Belle December 2, 2010

Six Cowboys to attend

Firemen's Classic

Six LaBelle High School Cowboy foot-
ball players have been selected to attend
the 2010 Sebring Firemen's All-Star Classic
Saturday, Dec. 11, in
The players are:
Senior Running
Back/Punter Chris
Garcia, three-year
starter for the Cow-
boys, will be running
back and do some
punting in the All Star
game. IL
As a running back,
Chris has been the Chris Garcia
Cowboy's "big play
weapon" for three years.
Chris has a career
record of 19 touch-
downs. He is being
recruited by several
small Division 3, NAIA
Senior Wide Re-
ceiver/Long Snap-
per James Hester
just stepped in to long
snapping last year to James Hester
fill in.
It is not an easy skill to master, Coach
Hal Bennett said, but James has done a
great job. "We never had a bad snap this
year," Coach said, adding that it's the most
important position on
any special team.
He hopes James
will be able to show-
case his long snap
in the All Star game.
James will also see
some game time as a
wide receiver.
Coach Bennett said
that, although last year Josey
was James' first sea- Scannell
son playing football,
he is an excellent open field blocker and
route runner.
"James is a smart, headsy football play-
er," he said.
Senior Offensive Lineman Josey
Scannell is being recruited by Florida
A&M and Florida State plus some smaller
schools including Ave Maria. He is the big-
gest lineman that has played for Coach
Bennett as head coach.
He's big, physical and will play at offen-
sive lineman. Josey has been at center for
most of his Cowboy career.
Coach said that Josey got better every
game he played and hopes the scouts no-

tice him.
Senior Defensive Lineman Ale-
jandro Moreno is being scouted by Ave
Maria and other Di-
vision 3, NAIA col-
He will play on the
defensive line de-
fensive tackle for the
All Star game.
A two-year starter
for the Cowboys,
Alejandro's career
average is five tackles
per game. He's had Alejandro
seven sacks and 28 Moreno
tackles for loss.
Coach said he is a very good defensive
lineman strong, a
member of the 1,000
Pound Club in weight
lifting and a leader
on the field.
Senior Line-
backer Landon
Beer is usually a
defensive player and
will be at linebacker
for the All Stars. Last
year he was defen- Landon Beer
sive end.
Landon's career average includes six
tackles per game.
He led the Cowboys this year with three
sacks and three
forced fumbles this
year and one recov-
ered fumble. Landon
also reads well at
linebacker, Coach
Bennett said.
Senior Defen-
sive Back David
Miller is a three year
starter for the Cow-
boys, playing defen- David Miller
sive back.
He will play corner back for the All Star
David played all defense as a Cowboy.
Coach Bennett said intelligent on the field,
with the highest GPA on the team, David
has a good shot at scholarships.
His career average includes 5.1 tackles
per game, 21 pass break ups, one forced
fumble and one recovered fumble.
This was David's best season with 4.3
tackles per game, five quarterback pass
pressures and two sacks.
David puts on a defense that is tough to
block or to game plan against, Coach Ben-
nett said.

uDmirnea pnoto/ierri Lynn Merrit

LaBelle High School Wrestler Wolfgang Lynn pins an opponent Saturday at
Golden Gate High School. He pinned 3 out of 4 opponents.

LHS girls basketball

defeats ECC, Clewiston

Andrea Lutkenhaus and Markedra Brown
dominated the paint Tuesday, Nov. 23, at La-
Belle High School as LaBelle High Girls Bas-
ketball beat the ECS 47-41.
The Cowgirl Basketball team got off to an
exciting win on Tuesday night with a 47-42,
overtime victory of Evangelical Christian.
The Cowgirls at one time, had an 18-
point lead in the second quarter, only to
see the Sentinels overcome the deficit, and
hustled back to out-score us 31-12 in the
second half.
The Cowgirls dominated the overtime
period by outscoring the visitors 5-0.
The Cowgirls were led by sophomore
guard Andrea Lutkenhaus with 14 points,
and 10 rebounds followed by Markedra
Brown with 13 points and 15 rebounds.
Congratulations to Ian Kelley, the winner
of the Apple ITouch, which the basketball
team has been raffling for several weeks.

Girls defeat Clewiston
Andrea Lutkenhaus and Caroline Cottrell
dominated the offensive glass on Wednes-
day, Nov. 24, at Clewiston as the LaBelle
High Girls Basketball beat Clewiston 51-31.
The Cowgirl Basketball Team defeated
Clewiston Wednesday night in LaBelle by a
score of 51-31.

Andrea Lutkenhaus led the Cowgirls with
21 points and 10 rebounds for the night.
Sophomore Center, Caroline Cottrell,
scored 9 points with 8 rebounds. Next game
for the Cowboys is Wednesday night against
District foe, Dunbar High School.
Game time is 6:00 for the Junior Varsity,

suDminea pnolo
Things are looking up for the Cowgirls!
The LaBelle High School Cowgirls bas-
ketball team hit the courts the end of
last month, beginning their season by
demolishing their first two opponents.
Check out the action for yourself.

Caloosa Belle

December 2, 2010

December 2, 2010 Caloosa Belle

SSubmitted photo/Cathy Deerey
West Glades School's Outdoor
A classroom

Submitted photo/Bobbie Anderson
Barnes named to USA South All
Conference for second year
Blake Barnes, a 2008 graduate of LaBelle High School, has been selected by the
USA South Athletic Conference for the second straight year as a Second Team
Defense All-Conference performer. He was also selected for the Division 3 Foot-
ball Team of the Week. Blake is a junior at Maryville College in Maryville, Ten-
nessee, and is on the front line of Maryville's strong rush defense that allowed
only 146.2 rushing yards per game this season. Blake recorded a team high of
13.5 tackles for a loss, was third on the team with 57 total tackles, turned in 6.5
sacks and forced a fumble and recovered a fumble this season. The Scots fin-
ished the season 4-6 overall, 3-4 during USA South action and 6th place within
the tough NCAA Division III conference.

Sports Shorts

Men's slow pitch
Players 55 and older are invited to play
Men's Slow Pitch at 9 a.m. on Mondays
and Fridays from now through March 31
at Davis-Pratt field. Enjoy the fun and ex-
Contact Ron Highfield 810-858-7083 or
George at 603-548-9494 for more informa-

Christian rodeo Dec. 11
The Gathering of Christian Men will hold
a Christian Rodeo Dec. 11, at 7 p.m. at the
LaBelle Rodeo Grounds.
This rodeo is promoted by Gethsemane
Ranch Rodeo Association. Call-in 772-597-
0380 or 772-260-9902 to enter an event Dec.
8-9 from 9 a.m.-8 p.m. For more info Call
Dave Randant 673-5803.

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Thanks to hard work by West Glades School Parent Teacher Organization (PTO),
an outdoor classroom, chickee hut style, has been erected on the WGS cam-
pus. The PTO has worked hard at fund raising since the completion of their last
project, the lighted marquee sign at the front of the school. Thanks to a gener-
ous donation by US Sugar, a grant from Enterprise Holdings Foundation, a set
aside portion of Performance Pay dollars by WGS teachers and PTO funds, the
classroom was erected over the Thanksgiving holiday. The very first classroom
event took place on Monday, Nov. 29, when the Army Corps of Engineers vol-
unteers came to speak with kindergarten through third grade students about
water safety. West Glades School PTO welcomes all community members to
become involved. Their next meeting is Monday, Dec. 6, at 6 p.m. in the WGS
media center.

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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.

Christmas Showcase coming
Nothing gets you in the holiday mood
like a big Christmas Showcase and does the
Firehouse Community Theatre have one for
you! Come to the theater, 241 N. Bridge St.,
Dec. 10, 11, 17 or 18 at 7 p.m. or Dec. 12
of 19 at 2 p.m. to enjoy an original adapta-
tion of The Gift of the Magi by our own Joel
Hawkins along with a Candy Cane Christmas
by Darby Chism, a Christmas Choral produc-
tion directed by Nick Fidanza and some of
Carolyn White's original poetry. A little bit
of something for everyone to get us in the
Christmas spirit!
Tickets are $12 in advance; $14 at the
door! Call Now for your reservations. Ticket
hotline 863-675-3066 or go to for more informa-

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.

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 are as fol-
lows: Monday through Fridays from 3-7:30
p.m, Saturdays 9 a.m.-7:30 p.m., Sundays
12:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

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 Auc-
tion, Music and more. $30 per person. Call
or email: 675-6800 for tickets and informa-
tion, or; or
check out

Come to Christmas Social
First Bank of Clewiston and the LaBelle
Chamber of Commerce invite you to their
annual Christmas Social. Join them for wine,
hors d'oeuvres and fun Dec. 9, 5:30-7 p.m. at
First Bank LaBelle Branch.

Fashion show planned
American Legion Auxiliary Unit 130 will
have a fashion show Sunday, Dec. 12, 1-3
p.m. at the Legion Post 130, 699 Hickpochee
Ave. (SR 80). Tickets are $8 for the show and
luncheon, available at the post lounge.

Tobacco-free Partnership to meet
The Hendry County Tobacco-Free Part-
nership meeting will be Tuesday, Dec. 14, at
Carlson Memorial United Methodist Church,
310 Campbell St.,4-5 p.m. Updates on all
tobacco program initiatives, training in to-
bacco basics and school data from the so-
cial norms surveys will be available. Come
make a difference in the lives of our youth,
adults and visitors. Drug Free Hendry Co-
alition meeting immediately after. Refresh-
ments provided. Contact Valarie James at
863-674-4041 ext. 128 for information.

Nature Park Trail Cleanup
The Hendry/LaBelle Recreation Board
and Coalition for Eco-Recreation would like
to invite community organizations, youth
groups and individuals to a two hour LaBelle
Nature Park Trail Cleanup on Saturday, Dec.
11, from 8:30-10:30 a.m. Hats, gloves, long
pants, sturdy shoes and insect repellant are
recommended. Participants are encouraged
to bring their own rakes and shovels. Wa-
ter will be provided. Call Margaret England
at 674-0695 for information. The LaBelle
Nature Park is located at Hardee Street and


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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 ener-
getic, full of great ideas and not afraid to work
for a great cause, please call the library direc-
tor at 863-675-0833 for more information.

Property Appraiser closing
Dec. 20-24
In an effort to support Hendry County's
cost cutting furlough days, the Property Ap-
praiser's office will be closed an additional
three days for the Christmas holiday Mon-
day, Dec. 20-Friday, Dec, 24 and will resume
regular office hours of 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. on
Monday, Dec. 27.
The office will also be closed Dec. 31
in recognition of New Year's Day. Phillip L.
Pelletier and Staff would like to: Wish you a
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays.

Women's rights program
Just a reminder that the December pro-
gram of LaBelle Heritage Museum will be a
special presentation of area editor, author
and performance artist Laurie Nienhaus ap-
pearing as 20th Century American Women's
Rights leader Alice Paul in "Mr. President,
How Long Must Women Wait. For Liberty?"

at the LaBelle Firehouse Cultural Center,
241 North Bridge Street, on Friday, Dec. 3,
at 7 p.m. There will be a nominal admis-
sion charge of $6 to help defray the cost
involved in bringing this informative pro-
gram honoring the 90th Anniversary of the
19th Amendment to the US Constitution that
gave women the right to vote. Call the La-
Belle Firehouse Cultural Center box office,
863-675-3066, for reservations. Seating will
be assigned on a first come, first served ba-
sis. Since reservations are not guaranteed by
advance payment, please claim your seats at
the box office by 6:45 p.m. Dec. 3.

Join book club
Anyone interested in participating in the
Barron Library Book Club is invited to at-
tend the monthly meetings. The next meet-
ing 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 January is
The Friday Night Knitting Club by Kate Ja-
cobs. The library has copies available.

Caregiver support group
Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group
meets in LaBelle the second Thursday of
each month at 1 p.m. at Oakbrook of LaBelle,
250 Broward Ave. It is open to the public for
anyone caring for a loved one with dementia
or Alzheimers. The next meeting is Dec. 9 at
1 p.m. ACE HomeCare sponsors the support
as part of its Community Outreach Program.
Contact 863-677-1100 for information.

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the Sports tab in the upper right. Photos must be posted on the
site by December 31 and will be judged by the editorial team of
the Caloosa Belle and Community Sports Desk. Winner and win-
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December 2, 2010

Caloosa Belle



45 SouthRiv0ieLs

Foreclosure Listings Available...
Leigh, Cape Coral, Ft. Myers
and surrounding communities!
Call for details!


FLORIDA STYLE HOME, 4.82+/- Acres com-
pletely fenced, corner property zoned Ag-
Residential. $110,000
in Riverfront Community within ill, i, dis-
tance of River Forest ih,,,. Centers (an
indoor/o ., I... I .. . ,,, I , ,,
ty). $95,000
CUSTObM T' Qlt y yTF home.
Premier sub- sllw s ff
TWO BUILDABLE LOTS! 200+/- ft. on water
w/60' dock & protected boat harbor.

, l.... l. I l. i. . i . .. $279,900
views of Intracoastal Waterway & Ortona
Locks. $269,000
1BR/1BA Home + duplex (2BR/1BA &
1BR/1BA) located in the city on protected
oxbow and access to the River. $224,900
WATERFRONT LOT! Protected navigable
oxbow w/ direct access to river REDUCED
2BR/26M0 6AIfil ME on cor-
nerlot. I R ***ll
nished manufactured home w/new roof in the
city $36,000
4BR/2BA 1F E on 2.91

acres close to town. $78,000
2BR/1BA COUNTRY HOME on 5 acres in
Felda. $115,000

3BR/2BA CBS HOME: 5+/- acres in the coun-
try $148,900
8.18 +/- ACRES W/3BR/ BA
MANUFACTURED HOME, fenced, secluded
and privately located on dead end street.
4BR/2BA MOBILE HOME! 5 +/- Acres,
cleared w/fence & pond. $160,000
20+/- ACRES ZONED A-2 w/ 4 -plex rental
unit and duplex rental $199,000
3BR/2BA POOL HOME on 66.5 +/- Acres in
Felda. $617,000
2.09 M/L ACRES w/ large, beautiful oaks.
HIGHWAY PROPERTY! 7+/- Acres ready for
i.ii .... ellent location and visibility
i....ii..i.. I 2 9 South I I. ,iii .. Road,
halfway between Immokalee and LaBelle.
Additional adjoining acreage is available.
61 +/- ACRES of Prime fertile land in Felda,
less than REDUCED $418,404.
LOTS AVAILABLE... Please call for Details!

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Real Estate Corp.

oversized lot, features woodlike flooring & carpet,
master bath has tiled shower, overspacious kitchen
and much much more Priced to sell at $69,900.
* Coporate owned! Beautiful 3/3.5 home located
in classic Plantation Estates of Lely Features -
3,000+/- sq ft of living area, high ceilings, formal
dining area, spacious den, master wuite fit for a
king and much, much more $824,900.
* Riverfront estate 4/3 on 495+/- acres on
Caloosahatchee River Home features wrap around
porch, oversize kitchen, caged pool/spa, and BBQ
area $399,000

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ed family room,

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sq ft o g area $299,900. *
d 2004 CBS home on 498+/-
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itertops $130,000. e
1 $115,000. *


room, fenced backyard Truly a gem $108,000.
SOLD!!! ......
f SOLD!!,t,
* Corporate owned Lehigh Acres, 4/2 CBS home

newer roo &A/C I

ough out home $149,900.
home on 4+/- acres in Muse
fenced $145,000.
3/2 well maintained manufac
oble home $100,000
w -
g without the long drive to th
es on Case Road. $97,000.

Sin Moore Haven50,000.

se to schools and shopping37,900.

Call about our vacant land!

S- ,000. 4+/ acres in Ortona 980,000.
|ER of living 18+/acresin Ortona $117,000
RACT""' 2 72+/-partially fenced ac in Muse $75,000.
S206+/ just outside of LaBelle $50,000.
D 29 +/- acre in Belmont S/D Priced to sell at only
$42,000. Possible seller financing.
LaBelle Close to shop- 102+/- city lot in Belmont S/D- $35,000.
me TLC $35,000. 80+/- citylotin Belmont subdivision- $35,000.
SCountry Village A lit- Nice lot in Belmont subdivision $35,000.
$32,000. Nice 125+/- ac in Montura $8,000.
,ia! 1BR/1B home on a $ 2 Monturaots $5,500 each
some work but is Call about our Port LaBelle lots!

te 4/2 on 9.54 acres
room w/flreplace, larg
lore $154,900.

located near West Glades Elem in Muse &j
utes away from LaBelle $3.50 per sq ft.
SInvest now build later! Corner lot out.


/- acres limits near town $85,000.
& master Corner ot w/2 buildings

$395,000 REDUCED $325,000 REDUCEDI $39,900 REDUCED
3/2, 2 car garage, 3/2 Riverfront pool BELOW APPRAISAL
pool, 1.5+ acs. Boat home near park, Beautiful 1/2 ac. in
slip, covered dock, boat ramp & town. All Caloosa Estates for
246' +/- riverfront appliances included Families or Retirees

863-675-0898 OFC
NIKKI YEAGER, Broker Assoc. PAUL ROSER, Broker
239/564-2005 cell 239/564-2002 cell


$40,000 and up Commercial
acreage in Port LaBelle. Call for
locations and sizes available.
$89,900 1/2 Acre Commercial
Lot on Davis St.
$102, 250- 4+/- Ac. Zoned PUD,
could be commercial or multi
family, next to store in Port
$169,000 SR 80 Corner 1/2 Ac, B-
1 w/billboard income.
$199,000 Vacant 2 ac. on SR 80,
just west of town
REDUCED $199,900 1 ac on
Main St., busy downtown loca
tion w/older bldg.
$299,000 i ..1"W.
I.0n I .., II. I.,
$295,000-W .. -- +
Industrial. i ll.I, I I ....I+ &
Filled, Seller Financing.
Water/sewer nearby
$641,203 Rail access in Moore
Haven. 29+/ act. i i
27 & the river, .
$49,000 3/2 MH in River
Oaks/Ortona, waterfront!

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$129,900- Over I ac. on the river,
FL Denaud Rd.
$150,000 Older home 2/2 on 1/2
Ac. with spectacular river view.
Screened lanai. Located in
Caloosa Estates
$192,500- FL Denaud 1 Ac.
$395,000 High Elevation with
long views, 5 Ac.
$389,000 3/2 Super CBS river
home w/pool on Oxbow w/dock
on double lot
$399,000 11 h. I elevation
1..i, th ,, ., -,, p.. i.h.
car attached garage and an unfin-
ished basement for future apart-
$550,000 Spectacular 7 Ac
Pasture w/Oaks, 500 Ft on the
River. Great investment, future
land use 3 units per ac.
$695,000 |W tE verfront
$3,200 Port LaBelle Lots, Seller
$4,900 -Moore Haven Yacht Club
$8,900 Mobile home lots, south
of town

4 aC

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

2 story 4BR/2BA home
provides you with plenty
of space. Enjoy the large
kitchen and living room,
fenced back yard, and
huge oak trees surround-
ing the property!

r0 863-675-4500
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,
Cindi B e I .. . I 1. ..
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LABltLLt, 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 R AC BEAUTIFUL PROP
pasture with cabbage and oak ERT ]V)dIB .
hammocks. READY to sell! ERTP 1RQ X4W.
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.
A 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 ACRE RANCH with 3/2
inside of home to your own mobile home, large steel stor-
specs for residential or comrn- 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 + sq ft. 675 Ioy Way $450,000on
sq ft screen porch. Vaulted, busy Cowboy Way. $450,000.
pine ceiling in LR. 2.58 acres. 53" F
$275,000. LABELOL L ,

Now is the time to buy!

Great deals, great prices

and great agents!

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3 Family Yard Sale
4091 East Sunflower Cir
Port LaBelle
Sat, Dec 4, 8am -1pm
Lots of misc

LABELLE 126 Clay St,
Dec 03 & 04, 8 Am.
New & Used Clothing,
Christmas Item's, Scots-
man icemaker, used
windows, Household
items, misc.

LABELLE Sat. Dec 4th,
7:30 am 12:30, 158
Clay St. Something for

LABELLE Saturday,
Dec., 4th, 638 Bryan
Ave., from 7am to 1pm.
Dishes, furniture, Chil-
dren's furniture, toys,
Clothes, tools, Christ-
mas gifts and more!

Sat. Dec 4 8am-Noon
620 S Main St.
Something for EVERY-
No Early Birds Please
Maple Corner
Community Yard
SR 29 north
Dec 4th, 8am til ?
Ladies, men clothing,
grill, tools, household
items and lots more
Yard Sale
Craft and Flea Market
Grandma's Grove 12/9/10
8:30 am -12:30 pm
Lunch by Chef Ray-11 am
For tables call Theo @

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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
Your new home could be
in today's paper. Have
you looked for it?
Sunshine PayDay
Full time Office Position
Cash handling
experience a plus.
Must be organized
And Customer
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* Operate scanners and flow meters.

* Perform engine, transmission, drive
train, brakes, chassis, diagnosis and re-
pairs on cane harvesting and industrial
equipment including cane elevators.

* Perform mathematical calculations per-
taining to the job.

* Operate various lifting devices including
proper rigging procedures.

* Safely inspect, maintain, troubleshoot,
install and repair either in part or in
whole equipment such as conveyors, en-
gines, A/C systems, hydraulic systems,
gear boxes, pumps, turbines, fans,
valves, tracks, etc.

Apply online at

US Sugar is an Equal Opportunity Employer
committed to a diverse workforce. Women
and Minorities are encouraged to apply

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

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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

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

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Dell Desktop Tower
Only, XP Pro, Works
Great! $50 Add Flat
screen, keyboard and
mouse for additional
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Dell Desktop w/ Flat
screen Christmas Raf-
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puters for Kids and De-
pot Insurance.
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DUPLEX 3 BR in the
Belmont area of LaBelle,
nice neighborhood,
convenient location.
Call 863-673-4630.
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in today's competi-
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of the classified

Pay no rent through December 31st.
$177 Sure Deposit (non-refundable)
***Restrictions Due Apply***
**Looking for FARMWORKERS and have
limited occupancy for non-farmworksers** mo

6760 Santa Fe North (863)675-3339
LaBelle, FL
Give your family the greatest present
in the world... a nice home!

No paga renta hasta 31 de Diciembre.
$177 Deposito de Seguridad (sin debolberse)
***Restriccions Si Son ApIicadas***
$20.00 (sin debolberse)
AGRICULTURA y hay espacio limitado no
para gente que no son de agriculture.**
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LaBelle, FL
Dale a su familiar el present mas mejor
del mundo.....un casa bella!

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December 2, 2010

Stop struggling, come
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massage therapist. Rea-
sonable rent 70 E. Yeo-
mans 675-4443

LaBelle 3 BR, 2 BA,
Screened porch. Tiled
floors. Large kitchen.
C/Air. Community pool.
$725 mo. 863-675-0104

LaBelle, 3 bed, 2 bath,
garage, fenced in yard.
$850 monthly plus se-
curity. 863-634-2975
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
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Caloosa Belle 13

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

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

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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

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

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RV park lots
$200/month. RV homes
$200. 2 bedroom, 1.5
bath mobile $300. 3
bedroom, 2 bath $450
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Starting at $18,000
Mobile Home Angels

Homes of Merit 1989,
doublewide, 2 bed, 2
bath, 2 lanais complete-
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Retirement Community
"Activities Galore" on
the Caloosahatchee Riv-
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New full seat for Harley
Electric Glide Classic
Bike "2010" $75.00
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Nobce is hereby given that the Hendry County Board of County Commis-
sioners will hold a Public Hearing on Tuesday, December 14, 2010, at 5:05
p.m., at the Clewiston City Hall, 115 West Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, Flori-
a, to consider an ordinance relating to signs. The Ordinance is to be enti-
tled as follows:
All interested persons may appear and be heard with respect to the pro-
posed ordinance.
If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Hendry County
Commission with respect to any matter discussed at such meeting, he/she
will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she
may need to ensure that a verbatm record of the proceedings is made,
which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is
to be based.
A copy of the proposed Ordinance is available for inspection on weekdays
between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. at the Office of the Count
Attorney, 165 South Lee Street, LaBelle, Florida.
Janet B. Taylor, Chairwoman
372395 CN/CB 12/2/2010

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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

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SUBMITTED BY: C. Gordon Swaggerty DATE: 12/14/10
SUBJECT AREA: 341 Teen Dating Violence and Abuse
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY OF PURPOSE: The proposed rule establishes the
policy for teen dating violence and abuse.
CITATION OF LEGAL AUTHORITY: 1006.148, 1003.42, 784.048 (1) (d) and
39.201 F.S.
CITATION OF SPECIFIC LEGAL REFERENCE: 1006.148, 1003.42, 784.048
(1) (d) and 39.201 F.S.
FULL TEXT: A copy of the full text of the proposed rule may be obtained,
without cost, at the Office of the Superintendent of Schools.
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: The proposed rule establishes the policy for re-
quirements for teen dating violence and abuse.
STATEMENT OF REGULATORY COSTS: The proposed policy revision will
create no additional district economic impact in excess of $100.00 except
for the costs of printing and distributions.
Meeting Room, 475 E. Osceola Avenue, Clewiston, FL at 5:30 p.m. or as
soon thereafter as the matter may be heard on December 14, 2010.
Notice: Any person who wishes to provide the School Board with informa-
bon regarding the statement of estimated regulatory cost, or to provide a
proposal for a lower cost regulatory alternative must do so in writing within
21 days after publication of this notice.
Notice: If requested in writing and not deemed unnecessary by the Agen-
cy Head, a Rule Development Workshop will be held at a time and date to
be advertised in the future.
Notice: The procedure for obtaining a public hearing on this proposed rule
is to request, in writing, a hearing. The request shall be submitted to the
Superintendent of Schools, in writing, within 21 days after publication of
this notice. The request shall specify how the person requesting the public
hearing would be affected by the proposed rule. The School Board, upon
appropriate request, shall give affected persons an opportunity to present
evidence and argument on the issues under consideration.
Notice: Inspection and copying of all written materials constituting public
records submitted to the agency regarding draft rules may be obtained by
request, in writing, to the Superintendent of Schools.
Notice: The School Board may recognize any material which may be judi-
cially noticed and to incorporate them into the record of the rule making
proceeding. The School Board may incorporate material by reference into
the proposed rule.
Notice: If you need an accommodation in order to participate in this pro-
cess, please notify the Superintendent of Schools at (863) 674-4642 or at
the Hendry County Courthouse, LaBelle, Florida 33935 at least 48 hours
prior to the meeting or workshop.
Notice: If the School Board adopts the proposed rule, one certified copy of
the proposed rule shall be filed in the Office of the Superintendent of
Schools pursuant to 120.54(3)(e), F.S.
371208 CN 11/18,25;12/2 CB 12/2/2010

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BID # WUD 11-001/VMG
All Bid Responses will be received on or before DECEMBER 21. 2010
prior to 2:00 P.M., Palm Beach County local bime, at which time all bids shall
e publicly opened and read. SUBMIT BID TO: Palm Beach County Board of
County Commissioners, Water Utilities Department, Division of Procurement,
Administration Building (1st Floor Reception Desk) located at 8100 Forest
Hill Boulevard, West Palm Beach, Florida 33413.
This Invitation for Bid, General Conditions, Instructions to Bidders, Special
Conditions, Speclficatons, Attachments, Amendments (if issued), and/or
any other referenced document form a part of this bid solicitation and re-
sponse thereto, and by reference are made a part thereof. The selected
awardee shall be bound by all items, conditions and requirements in these
Bids will be for Sanitary Sewer and Lift Station Wet Well, Repairs,
Term Contract, for the Glades Utility Authority (GUA).
Bid Documents may be obtained, free of charge from Palm Beach
County Water Utilities Department, Division of Procurement, 8100
Forest Hill Boulevard, West Palm Beach, FL 33413. Questions may be ad-
dressed, in wribng, to Vernetha M. Green CPPB, Procurement Manager,
email address: vgreeng(pbcwatercom.
The overall goal for SBE participation is 15/o which can be met through
the use of any SBE certified by Palm Beach County. This goal is a minimum
and no rounding will be permitted.
At the time of bid submittal each bidder, and all identified subcontractors,
must possess all professional licenses or certifications required by the State
of Florida and/or Palm Beach County, as applicable, for the purpose of pro-
viding goods and/or services specified.
Bid responses must be submitted on the forms provided by Palm Beach
The Board of County Commissioners reserves the right to waive any bid ir-
reularities, informa ibes, or technical deficiencies and to reject any and all
bi s.
372034 SUN 12/2/2010

DOCKET NO. 10-R2-NOI-2601 (A) (I)
The Department issues this cumulative notice of intent to find the Hendry
County Comprehensive Plan Amendment adopted by Ordinance No.
2010-13 on April 13, 2010, and the remedial amendment adopted by Ordi-
nance No. 2010-31 on November 1, 2010, IN COMPLIANCE, pursuant to
Sections 163.3184, 163.3187 and 163.3189, F.S.
The adopted Hendry County Comprehensive Plan Amendment and the
Departments Objec-tions, Recommendations, and Comments Report, (if
any), are available for public inspecton Monday through Friday, except for
legal holidays, during normal business hours, at the Hendry County Planning
and Zoning Department, 165 S. Lee Street, LaBelle, Florida 33975 and the
Clerk's Office, 25 E. Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida.
Any affected person, as defined in Section 163.3184, ES., has a right to
pebtlon for an ad-ministrative hearing to challenge the proposed agency de-
termination that the Remedial Amend-ments are In Compliance, as defined
in Subsection 163.3184(1), F.S. The petition must be filed within twenty
one (21) days after publication of this notice, and must include all of the in-
for-mation and contents described in Uniform Rule 28-106.201, F.A.C. The
pebtion must be filed with the Agency Clerk, Department of Community Af-
fairs, 2555 Shumard Oak Boulevard, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2100 and a
copy mailed or delivered to the local government. Failure to timely file a
pebtion shall constitute a waiver of any right to request an administrative
proceeding as a pebtioner under Sectons 120.569 and 120.57, F.S. If a pe-
btion is filed, the purpose of the administrative hearing will be to present
evidence and testimony and forward a recommended order to the Depart-
ment. If no petition is filed, this Notice of Intent shall become final agency
If a petition is filed, other affected persons may petition for leave to inter-
vene in the pro-ceedig. A petition for intervention must be filed at least
twenty (20) days before the final he ar-ng and must include all of the infor
nation and contents described in Uniform Rule 28 106.205, F.A.C. A pe-
bon for leave to intervene shall be filed at the Division of Administrative
Hearings, Department of Administration, 1230 Apalachee Parkway, Tallahas-
see, Florida 32399 3060. Failure to petition to intervene within the allowed
bme frame constitutes a waiver of any right such a person has to request a
hearing under Sections 120.569 and 120.57, F.S., or to participate in the
administrative hearing.
After an administrative hearing petition is timely filed, mediation is
available pursuant to Subsecbtion 163.3189(3)(a), F.S., to any affected per-
son who is made a party to the proceeding by filing that request with the
administrative law judge assigned by the Division of Administrative Hear-
ings. The choice of mediation shall not affect a party's right to an adminis-
trative hearing.
-s-Mike McDaniel, Chief
office of Comprehensve Planning
Division of Community Planning
Department of Community Affairs
2555 Shumard Oak Boulevard
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2100
372398 CB 12/2/2010

The City of Pahokee is seeking Proposals for the Commissioner's Park Pro-
ject. 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 Chain
bears, 360 East Main Street, Pahokee, FL. 33476 .The City of Pahokee re-
serves the right to waive minor informalites; reject any and all proposals; to
cancel the project; re-advertise; or take any action deemed in the best in-
terest of the city.
371899 CN 11/25;12/2/2010

DOCKET NO. 10-R1-NOI-2601 (A) (I)
The Department issues this cumulative notice of intent to find the Hendry
County Comprehensive Plan Amendment adopted by Ordinance No.
2010-11 on March 30, 2010, and the remedial amendment adopted by Ordi-
nance No. 2010-30 on November 1, 2010, IN COMPLIANCE, pursuant to
Sections 163.3184, 163.3187 and 163.3189, F.S.
The adopted Hendry County Comprehensive Plan Amendment and the De-
parbnent's Objec-tions, Recommendations, and Comments Report, (if any),
are available for public inspection Monday through Friday, except for legal
holidays, during normal business hours, at the Hendry County Planning and
Zoning Department, 165 S. Lee Street, LaBelle, Florida 33975 and the City
Clerk's Office, 25 E. Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida.
Any affected person, as defined in Section 163.3184, F.S., has a right to pe
titon for an ad-minisrative hearing to challenge the proposed agency de
termination that the Remedial Amend-ments are In Compnliance, as defined
in Subsection 163.3184(1), F.S. The pebtion must be filed within twenty
one (21) days after publication of this notice, and must include all of the in-
formation and contents described in Uniform Rule 28-106.201, F.A.C. The
petition must be filed with the Agency Clerk, Department of Community Af-
fairs, 2555 Shumard Oak Boulevard, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2100 and a
copy mailed or delivered to the local government. Failure to bmely file a
petition shall consbtute a waiver of any right to request an administrative
proceeding as a petitioner under Sections 120.569 and 120.57, F.S. Ifa pe-
tibon is filed, the purpose of the administrative hearing will be to present
evidence and testimony and forward a recommended order to the Depart-
ment. If no petition is filed, this Notce of Intent shall become final agency
If a pebtion is filed, other affected persons may petition for leave to inter-
vene in the pro-ceeding. A petition for intervention must be filed at least
twenty (20) days before the final hear-ing and must include all of the infor-
mation and contents described in Uniform Rule 28 106.205, F.A.C. A peti-
tion for leave to intervene shall be filed at the Division of Administrative
Hearings, Department of Administration, 1230 Apalachee Parkway, Tallahas-
see, Florida 32399 3060. Failure to petition to intervene within the allowed
time frame constitutes a waiver of any right such a person has to request a
hearing under Sections 120.569 and 120.57, ES., or to participate in the
administrative hearing.
After an administrative hearing pebtion is tmely filed, mediation is available
pursuant to Subsection 163.3189(3)(a), ES., to any affected person who is
made a party to the proceeding by filing that request with the administra-
tive law judge assigned by the Division of Administrative Hearings. The
choice of mediation shall not affect a party's right to an administrative hear-
-s-Mike McDaniel, Chief
Office of Comprehensive Planning
Division of Community Planning
Department of Community Affairs
2555 Shumard Oak Boulevard
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2100
372154 CB 12/2/2010

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Notice is hereby given that the Local Planning Agency of Hendry County (LPA) will hold a public hearing on the following petition on December 15, 2010 at 6OO p.m., at the
Hendry County Courthouse, Commission Chambers, 25 E. Hickpochee Ave, LaBelle, Florida. The LPA will determine if the application is consistent with the Hendry County
Comprehensive Plan and will review the application for consistency with the Hendry County Land Development Code.
The recommendation of the Local Planning Agency will be made to the Board of County Commissioners for final consideration at a public hearing. This hearing will be held on
Januay 11, 2011 at 5:05 pm. at the City of Clewiston, Commission Chambers, 115 W Ventura Ave, Clewiston, Florida.
Pelittn Number RZ06-0026

Hendry Venture, LLC, represented by Johnson-Prewitt & Associates.
451 Hendry Isles Blvd, North of Pioneer Plantation
118 acres +/-
The applicant is requesting a rezone to PUD, for the creation of a mine and accessory uses.

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Legal Description

Parcel No. 1:
A parcel ofland in Sections 11 and 14, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida, more particularly described as follows; Commence at the Southwest comer of
said Section 11 and run South 89 deg. 22 min. 55 sec. West along the South line of Section 10, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, a distance of 321.06 feet to the Easterly right-
of-way line of Hendry Isles Boulevard; thence North 33 deg. 06 min. 02 sec. West along said right-of-way line, a distance of 39.64 feet to the beginning of a curve to the right; thence
along the arc of the curved right-of-way line (said right-of-way line being curved concave to the East with a radius of 944.98 feet and a central angle of 75 deg. 30 min. 49 sec. and
having a chord length of 1,157.24 feet with a chord bearing of North 04 deg. 39 min. 22 sec. East), a distance of 1,245.45 feet to the Southwest comer of a certain parcel of land
described in OR Book 459, pages 435 and 436, of the Public Records of Hendry County, Florida; thence North 89 deg. 59 min. 43 sec. East along the South line of said parcel
described in said OR Book 459, pages 435 and 436, a distance of 660.00 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING of the parcel herein described; thence continue North 89 deg. 59
min. 43 sec. East, a distance of 1,514.02 feet to the Southeast corner of said parcel described in OR Book 459, pages 435 and 436, and the Westerly right-of-way line of Myrtle
Slough Canal; thence South 13 deg. 57 min. 29 sec. East along said canal right-of-way line, a distance of 2,503.10 feet; thence North 89 deg. 58 min. 40 sec. West along the North
line of a 164.51 acre parcel of land, a distance of 2,077.41 feet; thence North 00 deg. 01 min. 20 sec. East, a distance of 330.00 feet; thence South 89 deg. 58 min. 40 sec. East, a
distance of 660.00 feet; thence North 00 deg. 01 min. 20 sec. East, a distance of 330.00 feet; thence North 89 deg. 58 min. 40 sec. West, a distance of 660.00 feet; thence North 00
deg. 01 min. 20 sec. East, a distance of 330.00 feet; thence North 01 deg. 37 min. 25 sec. West, a distance of 1,438.84 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING.
Parcel No. 2:
TOGETHER WITH a 60 foot easement for ingress and egress, lying 30 feet each side of the following described centerline:
Commence at the Southwest corner of Section 11, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida and run South 89 deg. 22 min. 55 sec. West along the South line
of said Section 10, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, a distance of 321.06 feet to the Easterly right-of-way line of Hendry Isles Boulevard; thence South 33 deg. 06 min. 02 sec.
East along the Easterly right-of-way line of said Hendry Isles Boulevard, a distance of 23.93 feet to the beginning of a curve to the right; thence along the arc of the curved right-of-
way line (said right-of-way line being curved concave to the West with a radius of 746.20 feet and a central angle of 19 deg. 26 min. 23 sec. and having a chord length of 251.97 feet
with a chord bearing of South 23 deg. 22 min. 50 sec. East), a distance of 253.18 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING of the centerline described; thence south 89 deg. 58 min.
40 sec. East, a distance of 660.00 feet to the end of said centerline.
Parcel No. 3:
A parcel ofland in Sections 10 and 11, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County Florida, more particularly described as follows:
Commence at the Northwest corner of Section 11, Township 43 South, Range 31 East and run South 00 deg. 38 min. 30 sec. East along the West line of said Section 11, a distance
of 1,891.06 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING of the parcel herein described; thence North 89 deg. 59 min. 41 sec. East, a distance of 1,864.20 feet to the West right-of-way
line of the Myrtle Slough Canal; thence along said canal right-of-way line, South 00 deg. 28 min. 31 sec. West, a distance of 1,828.99 feet and South 13 deg. 57 min. 29 sec. East,
a distance of 476.89 feet; thence South 89 deg. 59 min. 43 sec. West, a distance of 2,174.02 feet to the Easterly right-of-way line of Hendry Isles Boulevard; thence Northeasterly
along said right-of-way line (said right-of-way line being curved concave to the Southeast with a radius of 944.98 feet and a central angle of 24 deg. 49 min. 37 sec. and a chord length
of 406.28 feet with a chord bearing of North 54 deg. 49 min. 35 sec. East), a distance of 409.47 feet to the end of said curve; thence North 67 deg. 14 min. 24 sec. East along said
right-of-way line, a distance of 250.00 feet to the beginning of a curve to the left; thence continue along said road right-of-way line (said right-of-way lie being curved concave to the
North west with a radius of 793.94 feet and a central angle of 08 deg. 43 min. 05 sec. and having a chord length of 120.69 feet with a chord bearing of North 62 deg. 52 min. 52 sec.
East), a distance of 120.81 feet; thence South 89 deg. 05 min. 19 sec. East, a distance of 641.18 feet; thence North 00 deg. 30 min. 45 sec. East, a distance of 626.00 feet; thence
North 89 deg. 05 min. 19 sec. West, a distance of 269.42 feet to the Easterly right-of-way line of Hendry Isles Boulevard; thence Northwesterly along said road right-of-way line
(said right-of-way line being curved concave to the Southwest with a radius of 793.94 feet and a central angle of 62 deg. 32 min. 49 sec. and having a chord length of 824.31 feet
and a chord bearing of North 27 deg. 09 min. 12 sec. West), a distance of 866.71 feet to the end of the curve; thence North 58 deg. 25 min. 36 sec. West along said Easterly road
right-of-way line, a distance of 271.60 feet to the beginning of a curve to the right; thence Northwesterly along said curved road right-of-way line (said right-of-way line being curved
concave to the Northeast with a radius of 924.93 feet and a central angle of 34 deg. 19 min. 09 sec. and having a chord length of 545.77 feet with a chord bearing of North 41 deg.
16 min. 02 sec. West), a distance of 554.02 feet; thence North 89 deg. 59 min. 41 sec. East, a distance of 130.16 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING.

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All interested parties are invited to appear and be heard. Oral and written comments will be accepted. Copies of the proposed agreements are available for inspection at the Hendry
County Planning and Zoning Department, 165 S. Lee St., La Belle, FL between the hours of8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, and at the Clerk to the Board of
County Commissioners' office, 25 E. Hickpochee Ave., La Belle, FL between the hours of8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday
If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the board, agency, or commission with respect to any matter considered at such hearing, he or she will need a record of the pro-
ceedings, and that, for such purpose, 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 to be based.
Any questions pertaining to these documents should be directed to the Planning and Zoning Department, either by phone (863-675-5240), e-mail (,
U. S. mail (P 0. Box 2340, La Belle, FL 33975) or by fax (863- 675-5317).

Orvell Howard, Chair
Hendry County Local Planning Agency

Janet B. Taylor, Chairwoman
Hendry County Board of County Commissioners


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Community Briefs

VFW plans activities
Enjoy music and dance at VFW Post 10100 with The Jammers
Thursday, Dec. 2, 4-7 p.m.
The Ladies Auxiliary will serve tacos on Friday, Dec. 3, at 5 p.m.;
There will be a Bingo Bar Sunday, Dec. 5, at 2 p.m.
The post will pay for the membership of any armed forces per-
sonnel currently serving in harm's way. A gift idea for someone
serving our country. Please call 863-675-8008.

Humane society plans yard sale
The Caloosa Humane Society will hold its annual meeting Satur-
day, Dec. 4, 9-10 a.m. in conjunction with its monthly yard sale that
day 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Park Ave. behind the LaBelle Auction Co. Learn
more about the shelter and voice comments or concerns. Dona-
tions for yard sales are also welcome. Proceeds go directly to benefit
the animals at the shelter.

X-celerate date and location change
The planned X-celerate Your Business program has made a loca-
tion and date change. The program will now take place at the Ca-
reer & Service Center in Immokalee and is scheduled for Mondays,
Dec. 6 and 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 business.
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, advertising, put-
ting the right team together, analyzing legal business structure and
much more will be covered.
The Small Business Development Center is sponsoring this pro-
gram. 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.

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

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

Professional development workshop
Project Learning Tree provides elementary environmental edu-
cation curriculum materials for hands on activities guiding students
from experiencing a concept to processing, generalizing and apply-
The workshop will be held Dec. 11, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at River-
side 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.

Country music jam
There will be no Country music jam during December. The event
normally takes place at the Muse Community Center Building, 3897
Loblolly Bay Road (Hwy. 720) the fourth Saturday of each month,
6-9 p.m. and will return in January. Everyone welcome. Bring your
instrument, join in and have some fun. Bring a covered dish for a
pot luck dinner. For additional information call 863-675-4296 or 863-

December 2, 2010

Caloosa Belle

Mark Renz: Author, paleontologist, adventurer

by Patty Brant
Caloosa Belle
Mark Renz took members of the LaBelle
Writers Group on a quick survey of his career
as writer and archaeologist at the group's
meeting Nov. 11. Members all share a love of
writing, either professionally or for personal
pleasure, and get together once a month to
share knowledge and ideas.
He told members that one of his books,
Doug's Ark Thinking Outside the Pile, is be-
ing used by Brooksville Middle School to help
teach life's lessons. Mr. Renz uses prehistoric
animals including the very unromantic dung
beetle to bring out arguments about great
human issues that remain with us today, like
religion, kindness and racial bias. The stu-
dents readily accept lessons from animals
that they may shy away from coming from
their elders. The school uses the book in their
anti-bullying campaign.
Born in Fort Myers, Mr. Renz went to school
in Clewiston and is now a fossil guide on the
Peace River, as well as author. His books all
include parts of Florida's past. His wife is a
talented illustrator for his books.
Mr. Renz told the group that at a young
age he found writing to be empowering, but
realized he needed life experiences as subject
material. So, he determined to pattern himself
after his adventurous grandfather, who built a
paddle wheeler in the '50s and floated from
Ohio to Fort Myers. His grandfather had many
phases to his professional life, including run-
ning skating rinks and becoming a water ski
instructor at Cypress Gardens. He continued
skiing up to the age of 81.
Starting on his own life's adventure, Mr.
Renz enlisted in the Coast Guard at 17 and
volunteered to serve in Alaska where he took
part in rescuing vessels in trouble and other
A long litany of adventures followed and
he ended up in Nashville to write music. He
became a publicist for MTM, Allan Jackson
and other stars.
Eventually, he biked across the country
with a Costa Rican friend to benefit an or-
phanage in Mexico. His philosophy is to live
a full live and to leave something positive be-
Mr. Renz also met Jimmy Carter as part of
the former President's hunger campaign and
was a reporter for the Fort Myers Beach Ob-
server in the '90s.
Also in the '90s, Mr. Renz put on Babcock
Ranch tours.
His first book, Fosseling in Florida A Guide
for Diggers and Divers, was published by Uni-
versity Press of Florida. After that, he opted to
self publish his books because he felt it was
important to get his stories out his way.
His paleontological books, like Megalodon
Hunting the Hunter, are generously sprinkled

Community Brief

Widows to meet
The Widows Support Group will meet
Dec.16 at 11:30 a.m. for lunch at Flora &
Ella's Restaurant. All widows welcome.
Turkey and ham shoot
Pioneer VFD will hold a turkey and ham
shoot Dec. 17-18, beginning at 7 p.m. Come
to the station at 2499 Hendry Isles Blvd.

with his own stunning photography.
Local folks will recall his archaeological
dig in LaBelle, in which he unearthed numer-
ous relics of prehistoric animals, including a
previously unknown type of horse, with the
aid of 100 volunteers.
He donated the bones to the University of
Florida. True to his word, he had the univer-
sity loan some of the relics to the Clewiston
Museum, which had a proper environment
for the display.
The area is Department of Transportation
property and is now a now fenced retention
pond just west of town.
His book, Giants in the Storm, is mainly
about the LaBelle dig.
His book, Desert Sharks, investigates how
fossils of ancient sharks and whales came to
rest in the deserts of Peru. You can learn more
about Mark Renz at his Web site paleopress.

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16 Caloosa Belle December 2, 2010

Homecoming 2010 gave a lot of dresses another chance

Homecoming and Prom are special
events that leave us with special memo-
ries of our high school days and everyone
should get the chance to attend. The Magic
Wand Project Corp. was created by Deb-
bie, Danielle and Paige Barbato to help high
school girls attend their Homecoming and
Prom that otherwise financially would not
be able to, by donating dresses, shoes and
other accessories.
We are a non-profit 501 c (3) corporation
with a mission of bringing our community
together during these hard economic times
by donating dresses, shoes, accessories,
professional services and monetary dona-
tions along with "fairy godmothers" and
"fairy princesses" who donate their time or
services in helping us achieve our mission.
We look for donations from professionals
in our community to do hair, make-up, and
nails. We also look for drop-off locations,
someone to host dress drives, dress altera-
tions, setting up events and becoming com-
munity advocates. We also ask for monetary
donations for set up fees, storage fees, and
to ensure that every girl has that one special
dress in their size to dazzle them and compli-
ment them on their special night. Our dress-
es range from Vera Wang to homemade and
Sizes 0-28. We have local donations, out of

state donations as well as Miami, Orlando,
Singer Island, Tampa and Ft. Myers. Dur-
ing the process we hope that each girl we
help finds their inner-beauty, self-awareness
and confidence that will carry them through
many years of their own special events. All
information is strictly confidential and their
privacy is very important to us.
We would like to thank the community
for their overwhelming support and dedi-
cation to our cause. The support has been
overwhelming. Due to your help we have
been successful in sending many girls to
Homecoming 2009, Prom 2010 and now
Homecoming 2010. When a girl tries on that
dress for the first time knowing that without
the help of her community she would not of
been able to attend the event, believe me it
is magical. The girls were beautiful and were
supplied with dresses, shoes, jewelry, hair,
make-up, nails and eye-brow waxing. All
donated by you. This is such a fun feel-good
Our special thanks to All Dolled Up Hair
Salon, Studio 84 Hair Salon, The Shop Salon
& Day Spa, Glades Area McDonalds, Curves
of LaBelle, Davidson Dry Cleaners, Girl Scout
Troop 556, Hendry County Courthouse, Ter-
ri Lazar, and for using their special magic
Lucinda Kelley Principal of LaBelle High

Susie's Sweet Smiles bakery

makes holidays special

Susie's Sweet Smiles has a new location,
31 Fort Thompson Ave. Along with her new
location, Susie is now making fresh baked
breads and homemade quiche.
Also new: Bakin' Buds lessons for kids
4-15 to learn the basics of baking along
with having a great time decorating their
own creation. This is a 90-minute lesson.
Parents are encouraged to stay and join in
the fun. Look for Bakin' Buds one Saturday
morning per month. Cost $3 per session.
Call to reserve your child's spot. Walk-ins
welcome as long as there is room.
Family Fun Friday starts in December.
Susie's Sweet Smiles will be open till 8 p.m.
on Friday. These days it's tough to take
the family out for whole dinner, but what

about dessert? Why not bring the family in
for Susie's Sweet Smiles desserts includ-
ing Cookie Monster Sundae, warm pies a
la mode, cake by the slice, cinnamon roll,
bread pudding and more.
While you're at Christmas in the Park,
stop by Susie's Holiday Open House Friday,
Dec. 3, 5-9 p.m. There will be a live band,
food and crafts for the kids. holiday gifts
and lots of yummies. Come out for free
samples or their holiday desserts.
Susie's Sweet Smiles is open Tuesday-
Fri 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. (open Friday till 8 p.m.
starting in December); Saturday 8:30 a.m.-
3 p.m.; closed Sunday and Monday.
Call 239-826-5123 for more information
or special orders,

School, Brennah McVey and Paige Hicks
who believing in our cause have tirelessly
worked within their high school to promote
us. In addition to all the above giving people
we would like to thank all the "fairy god-
mothers" and "fairy princesses" that gave
their time and donations.
We all would like a little magic in our
lives so please help us and spread your mag-
ic to the girls of our community. We look
forward to your support for Prom 2011. You

can check us out at http://themagicwand- to contact us. All items are tax
deductible. Current drop-off locations are
LaBelle High School front office, All Dolled
Up Hair Salon and Curves of LaBelle. We
would also like to ask the community to
support the businesses that helped our girls,
for them to continue to give unselfishly in
these hard times they certainly deserve our
support also.

Submitted photo
Models show off some of the evening wear redone by the Magic Wand Project

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