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Thursday, December 23, 2010

Vol. 88 No. 50

500 Plus tax

Former jail administrator sentenced to four years

by Patty Brant
Caloosa Belle
Former Hendry County Jail Administrator
Susan Sibbald-English, 54, is now in prison,
serving her sentence for first degree grand
theft and official misconduct in a public
At Dec. 9 proceedings, Circuit Judge
Christine Greider accepted the plea, then ad-
judicated Ms. English guilty and sentenced
her to 48 months in the Department or Cor-
rections on each count, which will run con-
currently. She also sentenced Ms. English to
20 years probation. The judge had prepared

the defense for that minimum sentence sev-
eral months ago, providing Ms. English was
convicted, citing the position of trust the de-
fendant held as trustee over inmate funds in
the jail. The sentence also requires restitu-
tion. Her probation will be terminated if Ms.
English pays $120,343.35 back to the sher-
iff's office early.
In addition, the state is seeking to seize
Ms. English's retirement in an administrative
proceeding. Ms. English is a long time vet-
eran of law enforcement.
After sentencing, Judge Greider told Ms.
English her sentencing was influenced by
two facts: She had violated a position of

trust; and she had violated a position of au-
thority. She called those acts "the embodi-
ment of corruption."
In September, the state attorney and
defense had agreed on a plea bargain that
would have sent Ms. English to prison for
23.7 months and 20 years probation, if con-
victed. However, Judge Greider denied the
plea at that time.
The defense's Dec. 9 motion to defer
sentencing was also denied. Ms. English
had asked to be able to spend the Christmas
holidays with her elderly, ailing father.
Ms. English was arrested August 11, 2009,
after an investigation launched by Sheriff

Steve Whidden's new ad-
ministration into inconsis- ....m
tencies in jail finances.
On March 20, 2009, the
sheriff's office informed 3
the Florida Department of
Law Enforcement (FDLE)
of "suspicious activity" in
the jail financial account.
According to HCSO, Susan
107 checks were cashed English
from the jail canteen be-
tween March 2006 and Oct. 2008, totalling
See Sentenced Page 2

County hopes FEMA will aid

in sub-station rebuild

by Patty Brant
Caloosa Belle
At the county commission's Dec. 14 meet-
ing, County Administrator Judi Kennington-
Korf reported on the continuing issues with
the Clewiston Sub office, which was badly
damaged during Hurricane Wilma in 2005.
Since that time, the county has been unable
to decide on whether to rebuild the sub of-
fice or replace it.
Ms. Kennington-Korf reported that staff
has submitted a new application to FEMA
to designate this a larger rather than a small
project. This will allow the building to be re-
As a large FEMA project, the new sub of-
fice must serve the same purposes as pre-
viously housing constitutional officers; it
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must have a large community room as be-
fore and be used as a courtroom along with
a variety of other services.
The new building will also be moved to
another site and the county is applying for
rental reimbursement. Since the hurricane,
the county has been paying rent for office
See BOCC Page 2

Why I live

in LaBelle
By Linda Clark
Statistics show Hendry County as the
poorest County in Florida and in the top ten
poorest in the United States. Unemploy-
ment is over 24 percent and one in 3 people
live well below the poverty line. There are
residents who are African Americans, Euro-
pean Americans, Hispanic Americans, Arab
Americans and any number of other country
origins residents and yes, some who are il-
In the stimulus plan Hendry County got
See Live Page 2

Caloosa Belle/Patty Brant
Making it a Merry Christmas
Many groups like the Salvation Army are working right up to Christmas to
make sure area families have a special day. LaBelle Special Services Worker
Angie Flores is pictured with a few of the toys local folks have brought in.
The LaBelle Unit is now also serving the Clewiston and Moore Haven areas.

Caloosa Belle December 23, 2010

Continued From Page 1

space at the old K-Mart building on US 27.

The board approved paying $5,000 from
either the Fine and Forfeiture contingency
fund or the General Fund for consulting
services to complete the FEMA grant appli-
cations. Commissioner Karson Turner ex-
pressed his frustration at the length of time
this project is taking.

Continued From Page 1

sidewalks in Felda, a small community in
Hendry County. Felda has a convenience
store/produce stand on one side of the road
and a barbecue/meeting place on the other
side of the road with a small community
center and lots of cattle and swampland.
Everyone was glad they are getting side-
walks; at least our county got something.
We have lots to be upset about if we were
just into a mentality of 'the USA and State
of Florida owe us as citizens to provide us
jobs, money, health care and a good living'.
Many in our country suffer from this mental-
ity, but most don't in Hendry County. Sure,
we want a couple of projects here that with
as little as $10 million dollars could put over
100 local people to work at good permanent
jobs and provide help to most businesses in
our area and help Hendry County help itself.
Unfortunately a new park in an affluent area
in Miami needs a fence around it for twice
that amount of money and it seems to be
more important to spend stimulus money
on a fence.
During this season we stop grumbling
at our lot in life and remember that we are
here because along with our problems, we
understand real America. To follow is a true
example of what happens in Hendry Coun-
ty. This is not a Hallmark movie theme.
An eight-year-old boy that lives in LaBelle
area has brain cancer. He is one of eight
children of a Hispanic couple here in La-
Belle. Do they have green cards? Were they
born in America? We haven't asked because
that is not what matters at the moment. It is
what it is and they are here.
They live in a very small, rented sin-
glewide mobile home in a not so good
neighborhood. The husband works long
hours. The mother has children from ages
9 months to 18 years old to care for. The
older children do much around the home
because the young boy with cancer is in and
out of the hospital a lot. The oldest girl also
goes to the local college on a scholarship
but lives and helps out at home.
The trailer is a small place, but it's one
of the best cared for ones in the neighbor-
hood. The children are clean. They do not
live in filth. They do not ask for people to
feel sorry for them. The husband is one of
the lucky ones who have a job and they are
grateful for what they do have.
The family of the little boy is a good ex-
ample of Hendry County giving to help itself.
Retirees who volunteer, those on unemploy-
ment, those who know how fortunate they
are, Church members of many different de-
nominations and those who sell produce at
a Flea market on Saturdays to make a living
donated and volunteered to help this family
and many others in need in our area during
Christmas. $100.00 or $1.00, toys or a can of
food, it all mattered.
With the help of the local Salvation Army,
United Way, American Legion and the many
other local organizations we made sure they

had food, clothing and toys for the children
along with a small gift card for food at a
local grocery store for the other food they
might want that was not donated and a gift
card just for the boy to spend on whatever
he wants. This sick child will have as good a
Christmas as we can give him and his family
will remember and pass on the gift of giving
when they can.
A small child fell into a pool and had to
be air lifted by helicopter to the hospital
barely breathing after being brought back
to life by CPR. Thank God he survived and
is doing well now. The staggering bill for the
helicopter ride was not covered by their in-
A local restaurant donated the proceeds
of all lunches purchased at their business
one day. There were lines and lines to buy
the lunches that day. I had an appointment
and couldn't wait in line and just made a do-
nation, as did many others. We helped the
young couple pay down on the helicopter
One local man who had a sick wife and
two children was in a car wreck and re-
quired months in a hospital and almost a
year of surgeries and learning how to walk
again. Everyone pulled out fish, wild hog
and gator tail from their freezers, made po-
tato salad and Cole slaw and we had a fish
fry at Barron Park.
People came to buy the dinners. All the
money was given to his family to help with
expenses. You don't have to know them.
The story gets out around town and through
Churches. People who have little them-
selves will help because they understand
and know it is the right thing to do.
Who are these people? They are never
named and never ask for recognition. They
do it because it is the right thing to do. We
may be poor as far as statistics are con-
cerned, but we have heart and are rich in
caring about others.
This is why I live in LaBelle, Florida, in
Hendry County, the real United States of

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The Swamp Cabbage Festival Commit-
tee will choose dignitaries for the 2011
event Monday, Jan. 3 meeting.
Meetings are held at LaBelle City Hall at
6:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome to make
nominations, but you must be a delegate
to vote.
Please consider candidates for the Pio-
neer Family and/or Grand Marshal. Pioneer
Family nominees should have been in the
immediate LaBelle area for about 60 years
and have contributed substantially to the

Continued From Page 1

$120,343.35. These checks ranged from
$355.34 to $3,210.27. During that time pe-
riod, 29 checks were cashed in 2006; 41
checks in 2007; and 37 checks in 2008.
In a sworn statement, Lt. Michael Kosh,
Major English's assistant in the jail at the
time, said that, approaching the entrance of
the Whidden administration, she instructed
him not to tell the administration about a jail
canteen account. Her reason was that they
would then take control of it. Lt. Kosh was
unaware of such an account and reported it
to the incoming administration.
The investigation turned up receipts from
this canteen account checks for cash to pay
jail vendors for services. Receipts for these
services did not match the check stubs pur-
ported to have paid for them. Check dates
and amounts did not correspond with ven-
dor receipts. Vendors also said they did not
receive cash from HCSO for their services.
Ultimately, Ms. English admitted using
money from the canteen account to pay for
her grandchildren's child care, gifts, doctor
bills and repairs to her personal vehicle.
She also admitted writing check memos
on a petit cash drawer that did not exist and
falsifying check stub receipts.
At the time of her arrest, Ms. English had
retired from law enforcement and was living
in Bonifay in North Florida. She was inter-
viewed by Special Agent Walker in an office
at the Holmes County Sheriff's Office.

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December 23, 2010

MicroEnterprise Project celebrates 14 area graduates

Nine Southwest Florida entrepreneurs
are one step closer to becoming their own
bosses, after graduating from the Southwest
Florida MicroEnterprise project on Thursday,
Dec. 9. The students, comprised primarily of
LaBelle and Clewiston residents, completed
a ten-week curriculum designed to prepare
them for small business ownership.
The graduation ceremony was held at
the Nature Center at LaBelle's RiverBend
Motorcoach Resort on December 9. Gradua-
tion speaker John Gamba discussed lessons
learned from a life as a self-proclaimed "se-
rial entrepreneur."
"Love what you do," Gamba offered dur-
ing his graduation address. '"And do what
you love."
The Southwest Florida MicroEnterprise
project is a partnership of several organiza-
tions that provides training for individuals
with low-to-moderate income and/or other
disadvantages to start their own businesses.
Mentors work directly with participants to
help these potential small business owners
prepare a business plan.
The LaBelle MicroEnterprise graduates
range from bakers to construction workers,
some of whom have already begun work
with their own businesses. Other graduates
plan to polish their business plans and apply
for funding from a microlender that special-
izes in business startup loans.
Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida
is one of the MicroEnterprise program's
founding partners. At the ceremony, Good-
will President/CEO Tom Feurig congratu-
lated the students for taking a daunting first

step: "You are starting a journey down a
path that has both challenges and rewards."
Feurig added, "You are to be commended
for that."
Graduate Letty Balderas, a LaBelle salon
owner, spoke at the graduation ceremony
and offered words of encouragement to her
classmates. "I'm proof," she said. "You re-
ally can start a business in this economy."
The MicroEnterprise project is planning
future courses throughout Southwest Flori-
da. Students may apply at www.swflmicro.
org or get more information at (239) 995-
2106 ext. 215
The Southwest Florida MicroEnterprise
project is also seeking mentors and financial
contributors who would like to help local
residents start their own businesses. Men-
tors should be successful current or former
small business owners who are interested in
giving back to the community and helping
other entrepreneurs to grow and prosper.
Persons interested in becoming mentors
for the Southwest Florida MicroEnterprise
project may call (239) 995-2106 ext. 215.
Potential funders and contributors are en-
couraged to contact the Southwest Florida
Community Foundation at (239) 274-5900.
The SWFL MicroEnterprise Project is ad-
ministered by Goodwill Industries of South-
west Florida, Inc., and is funded through the
Southwest Florida Community Foundation.
Other program partners include the Hendry
County Economic Development Council, the
Southwest Florida Enterprise Center, SCORE

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The Southwest Florida MicroEnterprise project is a partnership that provides
training for individuals who hope to start their own business, pictured are new
graduates from Hendry County, from left: Raul Arriz, Brice Sylvanis, Letty Bal-
deras, Debra Woodford, Joe Thompson, Karen LaBonte, Don LaBonte, Patricia
Desmond and Corrina Vasquez.


Jose Francisco Monroy, 22, was arrested
Dec. 19 and charged with battery touch/strike,
battery causing bodily harm, criminal mischief
under $2,000, criminal mischief $200-$1,000
subsequent offense and burglary with assault
and battery N. Kirk was arresting officer.
Danielle Nicole Gatch, 27, was arrested Dec.
18 and charged with fraud false owner infor-
mation pawned items over $300, grand theft
$300-$5,000 and dealing in stolen property. J.
Woods was arresting officer.
Jason Bernard Lewis, 20, was arrested Dec.
17 and charged with sexual offense victim is 12-
15 years of age.
Ramiro Zuniga, 14, was arrested Dec. 15

and charged with exhibiting a weapon on
school property or within 1,000 feet. Accord-
ing to the sheriff's report, the weapon was a
Chinese star with four sharp edges. Ty Marshall
was arresting officer.
Donald Ash Harris, 30, was arrested Dec.
17 and charged with simple assault on an of-
ficer, firefighter, EMT, etc., resisting an officer-
obstruction without violence, possession/use
of drug equipment and smuggling contraband
into a detention facility. S. Harrynarine was ar-
resting officer.
Ereberto Errequin, 18, was arrested Dec. 18
and charged with interfering with custody of a
minor or incompetent person. D. Lanslaw was
arresting officer.



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Hilda Zimmerly and Greg Bone

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December 23, 2010

Caloosa Belle

4 Caloosa Belle December 23, 2010

Christmas! If it's not a big deal, then why try to change it?

By Les Morgan, pastor
Caloosa Baptist Church, LaBelle
Christmas is a wonderful time of year for
nearly everyone. More gifts are given during
December as people celebrate the birth of
the Christ-child than at any other period of
the year. The festivities are seen around the
globe as folks on every continent acknowl-

edge that what God had been promising for
decades the birth of Immanuel, God with
us!, had occurred.
More songs have been written to express
worship and praise to the Son of God than
for any other single person in history. More
hospitals have been built in His honor, more
schools dedicated to this One and more
generosity has been extended to fellow hu-

Letters of Thanks

The Education Center of SWFL held the
annual Captain Hendry Dinner December
2 to kick off the Christmas season and raise
funds to operate the career and technical
education school.
The event was held under the great oaks
at the historic Captain Hendry House with
great food catered by the Log Cabin, music
by Mike, a silent and live auction. The EC-
SWF board of directors would like to thank
the following for sponsoring this event:
First Bank of Clewiston, Florida Community
Bank, and Gulf Citrus Harvesting. Special
thanks is extended to Merit Petroleum and
SWFL Works for their support.
The Education Center would also like
to recognize those who provided auction
and door prize items: The Glades Resort,
Blackwatercharters, ACE Hardware, LaBelle
Dodge, Main Street Auto Parts, Auto Zone,
Advanced Auto, Derek's Detailing, Robbie
Tires, Susie's Sweet Smiles, LaBelle Plumb-
ing, Flora and Ellas, Hwy 80 Plant Nursery,
Langford Ford, Kiwanis Thrift Shop, FEBCO,
LaBelle Florist, LaBelle Ranch Supply, All
Nails, Lyons Printing, Honey from Harold P.
Curtis, Bridge Street Coffee and Tea, Barbara
Hughes, Mary Bartashuk, Pam Crockett and
Sally Berg.
Cakes for the auction were donated by
Representative Denise Grimsley, Commis-
sioner Donna Storter Long, School Board
Member Sally Berg, Janice Groves and Geri
Yoraschek. Thank you to all who attended
and took part in the auctions. For informa-
tion about the Education Center visit educa- or call 675-6800.

Christmas for foster kids
The Guardian Ad Litem program of Hen-
dry/Glades Counties gives the biggest "Thank
You" to everyone who so graciously gave
gifts to the children of LaBelle and Moore

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Haven. This community showed how easy it
is to come together and make big things hap-
pen. When you wake up Christmas morn-
ing you can smile knowing that because of
you someone else is smiling. Special thanks
to Seacoast National Banks of LaBelle and
Moore Haven, Eastside Baptist Church and
Carlson United Methodist Church for your
giving trees, also to the LaBelle High School
National Honor Society for your generous
contribution, and to every individual that
was a part of this most successful endeavor,
again Thank You and Merry Christmas.
Angela Boykin

Key Club
We would like to thank everyone in our
community that participated in buying trees
from the Key Club at Kiwanis. We could
have never sold them all without the people
who cooperated in buying them from us. It
really helps raise money for the Key Club
and Kiwanis to help give back to the kids of
LHS Key Club

COES thanks HCSO
As part of our CSI theme this year, the
Hendry County Sheriff's Department came
to Country Oaks Elementary School to fin-
gerprint the students. The fingerprints have
been placed in the student's cumulative
folders to follow them through their school
career. The fingerprinting process was an
educational one for students and will tie in
with fun, learning opportunities about crime
scene investigating during the school year.
We would like to thank Sheriff Whidden,
Sgt. Brown, Deputy Sheriff Ty Marshall, Dep-
uty Sheriff Green and Deputy Sheriff Cruz for
their time and help with this project.
Country Oaks Elementary School

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man beings in the name of Jesus Christ than
in anyone's else who has ever walk on this
Indeed, Christmas is a time unlike any
other. And rightfully so!
Amidst all the tinsel, talking and travel-
ing, however, it is essential to ask the ques-
tion, "Why? Why did Jesus really come to
There is a great deal of effort being put
forth to diminish the true meaning of Christ-
mas. Recently I was watching a news cast
where folks were debating about calling the
Christmas Season by other names. One de-
bater said, "What is the big deal if we change
the name of "Christmas" to something that
isn't offensive to others? After all, we have to
be "P.C." (politically correct.) My response
was, "IF it is not a big deal, then why are you
trying to change it?"
We have all encountered a stubborn de-
bater. Abraham Lincoln squared off with a
few of those individuals himself. Recently I
read about a rather heated discussion be-
tween Lincoln and another man. It went as
Lincoln: "Well, let's see how many legs
has a cow?" Other Man: "Four, of course,"
Lincoln: "Right. Now suppose you call
the cow's tail a leg; how many legs would
the cow have?" Other Man: "Why, five, of
course." Lincoln: "That's where you're
wrong. Calling a cow's tail a leg doesn't
make it a leg. A tail is a tail! Period!"
We celebrate Christmas hence, we
have Christmas trees, not Holiday Trees,
Winter Festival Trees, Hanukkah bushes, or
Allah plants. We are not celebrating the birth
of a Holiday. We are honoring the birth of
Jesus Christ.
According to the Scriptures Jesus Christ.
He is the living Son of the living God.
He is the First and Last, the Beginning
and the End.
He always was, He still is, and He will al-
ways be.
He cannot be moved: He won't be
changed and He won't be defeated.
He was wounded so He could bring
about healing. He died so that He might
give life. The world can't understand him,
or explain Him. Although the world tries to
dismiss Him it cannot ignore Him. Hitler and
scoffers have never silenced Him.
New Age religions try, but can't replace
Him. Oprah tries to dismiss Him but her au-
dience dismisses her.
Jesus is the fulfillment of God.

News Editor: Patty Brant
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His ways are right and His word is eter-
His will is unchanging, and His mind is
on me.
He is my Redeemer, my Savior. my guide,
and He is my peace!
He is my Joy, my comfort, He is my Lord
and He rules my life!
And I am honored to serve Him.
He will never leave me, nor will He ever
forsake me.
Every time I fall, He picks me up.
And every time I ask, He gives me forgive-
I am His, and He is mine!
The devil is stronger than I am, but He is
no match for my Savior.
God said it I believe it and that settles
it. I love Him because He first loved me.
So, what was the real purpose for the
coming of Christ?
The following passages provide answers
from the Bible, God's Holy Word. In Matthew
5:17 we find He came to fulfill the law. In
Mark 10:45, He said He came to give His life
as a ransom. In Luke 4:43 His purpose was
to preach the good news of the kingdom.
Luke 19:10 records He came to seek and to
save the lost. John 3:17 boldly proclaims He
came to save the world. John 12:46 affirms
His purpose on earth was to give light to the
world. John 18:37 states Jesus came to tes-
tify to the truth. John 10:10 declares Jesus
came to give us abundant life. Paul speaks
without apology in 1 Timothy 1:15 that Jesus
came into the world to save sinners. And in 1
John 3:8 we read that the Son of Man came
to destroy the works of the devil.
If it has been a while since you really re-
viewed the heart of Christmas, just look at
the word itself "Christ" and "mas." It sim-
ply means Christ came for the masses of
people. All people. Poor people, rich people,
black people, white people, brown people,
Asian people, lost people, confused people
- all people.
Here's a challenge find a church this
Christmas season and attend a service. Your
dress isn't essential, but your genuine heart
surely is. Go and simply worship the One
who came that we might all be forgiven.
Express your thanks. Repent of your sin. Re-
ceive His grace by faith.
That is why He came.
It's your call.
Dr. Les Morgan is pastor of Caloosa Baptist
Church in LaBelle, located 200 yards behind
Flora & Ella's on Highway 80.

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December 23, 2010 Caloosa Belle

Goodwill prepares for

year-end donation rush

North Fort Myers- Charities nationwide
are preparing for a rush of year-end dona-
tions, and Goodwill Industries of Southwest
Florida is no exception.
"Donations pick up at the end of the year
for a few different reasons," says Kirsten
O'Donnell, Goodwill's Director of Public
Relations. "A lot of people donate to make
room for new gifts. Of course, the majority
is because folks want to get the year-end tax
Because Goodwill is a 501(c)(3) non-
profit organization, donations to Goodwill
(both cash and non-cash) qualify for a fed-
eral income tax deduction. Taxpayers able
to itemize their 2010 taxes are able to claim
their donation as a charitable contribution.
However, Donations must be made by De-
cember 31, 2010, in order to be eligible for a
2010 income tax deduction.
Goodwill stores will accept donations un-
til 6 p.m. on New Year's Eve.

Text your donation
Donating to Goodwill is as simple as cre-
ating a text message through December 31
of this year. The agency is accepting cash do-
nations via a text-to-give campaign.
By texting GOODWILL 33917 to 85944,
contributors can make a $10 donation to
Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida.
The donation will be will be applied to con-
tributors' mobile phone bills. Messaging and
data rates apply.
Goodwill hopes that the year-end part-
nership with Mobilecause will help to in-
crease cash donations as people look for a
tax write-off.
"We always see more donations at the
end of the year," says Kirsten O'Donnell,
Goodwill's Director of Public Relations.
"Those donations typically come in the form
of gently used clothing, household goods,
and even cars. They all help to support our
mission, but people sometimes forget that
they can easily make tax-deductible cash
contributions, too."
Because Goodwill Industries of South-
west Florida is a IRS-approved 501(c)(3)
charitable organization, donations to Good-
will are eligible to be deducted on federal
income tax returns.
Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida,
Inc. helps people with disabilities and other
disadvantages overcome their barriers to
employment and independence. Support-
ed programs include Job-Link, barrier-free
housing, vehicle assistance, and the L.I.F.E.
Academy Charter School for students with
developmental disabilities.
The agency's 25 stores in Southwest
Florida have been preparing for the year-end
donation rush by scheduling extra staff for
the final two weeks of the year, as well as
stocking up on necessities such as donation
receipts. The stores have also scheduled ex-
tra trucks to their usual routes to ensure that
the storerooms do not overfill.
"People weren't donating much early in
the year, so we're counting on year-end do-

nations to get us back on track," says Robert
Randall, Vice President of Retail and Opera-
tions. "The last two weeks of the year, our
donation doors are usually about twice as
busy as any other week, and that's a trend
we hope will continue."
In addition to gently-used clothing, house-
hold items, and furniture, Goodwill also ac-
cepts donations of cars at its Auto Sales and
Vehicle Donation Center in Fort Myers (3333
Fowler Street). The revenue earned from the
re-sale of these items is used to help people
with disabilities and other disadvantages.
Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida
helps people with disabilities and other bar-
riers to employment. Goodwill's programs
and services include Job-Link centers,
income-sensitive housing for people with
disabilities and seniors citizens, the Four
Wheels for Work vehicle assistance pro-
gram, and a charter school for students with
developmental disabilities, the Goodwill
L.I.F.E. Academy.
To learn more about Goodwill's pro-
grams and services, call (239) 995-2106, or
for a complete list of Goodwill's locations
and hours, visit

Witches Brew

By Pudge Lehman
This week I'm jumping ... well,
not so much jumping as gasp-
ing and climbing on the old
timers' soapbox. Whatever
happened to supper? It was
breakfast, lunch and supper. The
only time dinner was used was when
rich people had a formal supper party.
To remove gum from your kids' hair use
petroleum jelly. Massage it in and pull the
gum right out.

Use a cloth soaked in white
p \vinegar to remove water spots
from your stainless steel sink.
Using a vinegar rinse on
your hair once a week or
so will remove shampoo
and styling product resi-
Must have Tee shirts: OMG, my
mother WAS right about everything! or I
can't remember if I'm the good sister or the
evil one or I'm not short I'm fun size.

21st panther dies this year

The remains of an approximately 8-9
month-old uncollared male Florida panther,
UCFP150, were collected on Dec. 19 at 10
p.m. on CR 846 a 12 mile south of the in-
tersection of CR 833 (north of the curve by
Rocky Lake) in Hendry County.
The cause of death was vehicle collision.
The carcass is at the FWC Naples Field Office
and will be sent to the FWC Gainesville lab
for necropsy. The remains will be archived
at the FL Museum of Natural History.
This is the 21st panther mortality and the
16th road mortality for 2010.



Hendry County Code of Ordinances,

Hendry County gives notice that a morato-

rium has been imposed on unregulated

fires within Hendry County. An unregulat-

ed fire means any outdoor fire other than

a coolfire which is not permitted by a gov-

ernmental agency. The moratorium

imposed hereby shall be effective immedi-

ately and shall remain in effect until fur-

ther action by the County.

UCFP150 had two testicles, no discern-
able cowlick (partially due to condition),
but a kinked tail. He weighed 60 pounds and
was FeLV negative.


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Bettina B. 'Betty' Barrett
LABELLE Bettina B. "Betty" Barrett was
born on July 9, 1920, in Pittsburgh, Pa. A loving
woman with a caring heart, she passed away at
Oakbrook of LaBelle Nursing Home on Dec. 14,
She grew up in
North New Portland,
Maine, with her
grandparents, Elon
and Ella Hammond.
Her grandfather was
a watchmaker. Fol-
lowing her gradua-
tion from Kingfield
High School, she
moved to Rangeley,
Maine, where she
worked and met
her future hus-
band, Wayland
E. Barrett. They married on March 4, 1939.
Wayland enlisted in the Marine Corps on June
8, 1944, and served two years of active duty in
the Pacific. Wayland predeceased her in 1979.
They raised two sons, Douglas and Neil, amid
the beauty of Maine's western mountains, his-
toric Barrett ,, illini, and world renowned
fishing. Some of her favorite memories were of
her years spent at wild and remote "Skedaddler
Camp" on Kennebago Lake. She loved hiking,
painting, knitting, cooking, gardening, fly-fishing
and taking pictures.
She and her husband worked for many years
at Keewaydin Club in Naples, Fla., before build-
ing their home, along with Rangeley friends, in
LaBelle from 1973 to 1975. She made yearly
trips to Maine and Connecticut to visit her sons
and their families. She was a founding member
of the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd,
LaBelle, having served as treasurer, vestryper-
son, lay Eucharistic minister, and delegate to Di-
ocesan General Convention. She enjoyed bible
study and served on the altar guild for many
years, retiring in 2009 as Altar Guild Directress
Emerita. She was a charter member of the VFW
Auxiliary 10100, a member of the American Le-
gion Auxiliary Unit 130, a member of the Gar-
den Club, the Heritage Museum, and the
"Happiest Travelers" Club. She was especially
active in the LaBelle Widows Group.
She is survived by her son, Doug, his wife, Bar-
bara; grandsons, David, Scott, Matthew and
Mark; great-grandsons, Connor, Jacob, Riley,
and Carter; and great-granddaughter, Madelyn.
She is also survived by her son, Neil, his wife
Nona and her daughter Erica; and grandsons,
Beam, Abram, his wife Tori; and great-grand-
daughter, Azria.
A memorial service will be held at a later date
at the Church of the Good Shepherd, LaBelle.
Contributions may be made in Bettina's
memory to the Church of the Good Shepherd,
1098 Collingswood Parkway, LaBelle, FL 33975,
or to Hope Hospice of Southwest Florida, 9470
Health Park Circle, Ft. Myers, FL 33908.
"Bettina had no strangers in her life; everyone
became her friend."
John T. 'Johnny Reb' Parrish, 40
LABELLE John T Parrish, age 40, of LaBelle,
passed away Dec. 14, 2010, in Lehigh Acres.
He was born Jan. 7, 1970, in Naples, the son
of John Will and Betty J. (Prather) Parrish.
John loved computer post card crossing, gar-
dening, his plants and most of all his family.
Survivors include two sons, John Travis Par-
rish Jr., and Jared Clayton Parrish; mother, Betty
J. (Prather) Parrish; and two sisters, Jeanie Wat-

kins, and Lynette Carbajal.
He was preceded in death by his father, John
Will Parrish; two sisters, Trudy Parrish and Kaye
Capling; brother, Jimmy Jones; and niece, Re-
becca Parrish
Funeral services were held Friday, Dec. 17,
2010, at 7:30 p.m. at Akin-Davis Funeral Home,
with Bishop John Allen officiating.
Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home -
Julius Franklin (Tuffy) Wright
LABELLE Julius Franklin Wright, age 55, of
LaBelle, passed away Dec. 19, 2010, in LaBelle.
He was born April 9, 1955 in Bradenton, the
son of the late Julius Ray and the late Mary
Frances (Deese) Barnes.
Survivors include one son, Julius Wright; one
daughter, Candace Wright; three brothers, Jim-
mie Wright, Tommy (Susan) Barnes, and Ricky
Barnes; and three sisters, Kathy (Donny) Keller,
Mary (Donnie) Conner, and Tammy (Bill) Ra-
Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home -
Leonard C. Graham, 77
ORTONA Leonard C. Graham, age 77,
passed away Dec. 15, 2010, at his home in Orto-
na, FL.
He was born in Florahome, FL on Aug. 27,
1933. He was a Veteran of the U.S. Navy where
he served in the Korean War.
He is survived by his children, Sara Lamb
(Johnny) of Chiefland, FL, Beth Reynolds (Ron-
nie) of Archer, FL, Susie Cline (David) of Moore
Haven, FL, Jon Graham Gainesville, FL, Scott


Carist Mhe

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

Graham (Judy) of LaBelle, FL, Lisa Hansen
(Paul) of Muse, FL; 17 grandchildren, 22 great-
grandchildren; sister, Christine White of Felda,
FL; and many nieces and nephews. He was pre-
ceded in death by his wife, Janie Hull Graham;
son, Michael Graham; and daughter, Kristina

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

Memorial Services were held Tuesday, Dec.
21, 2010, 11 a.m. at the Primitve Baptist Church
in Felda, FL. The family would like to thank eve-
ryone for their thoughts & prayers during this
difficult time.
Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home -

Church Briefs

Christ the King Lutheran
Church Holiday Services
The Birth Of Christ, our Savior will be
celebrated on Christmas Eve at our 4 p.m.
service on Friday, Dec. 24.
New Years Eve services will be held at 4
p.m. Friday, Dec. 31.
Sunday Services are at 9:15 a.m. and
10:15 a.m.; Sunday School Class, Rediscov-
ering the Gentleness of God, at Christ The
King Lutheran Church, 350 CR 78.

Candlelight Lord's Supper
LaBelle Assembly of God will have its
Candlelight Lord's Supper Christmas Eve
Service on Friday, Dec. 24, at 7:00 p.m. Ev-
eryone in the community is invited. Pastor
Avery will be retelling the Christmas story in
front of Florida's largest fireplace. The chil-
dren attending the service will be invited to
the platform to hear first-hand the event that
began God's greatest gift to mankind, the
giving of his son Jesus. The service will be
about a hour so families can celebrate this

special time together.
On Sunday, Dec. 26, the day after Christ-
mas they will have Sunday School at 9:45
a.m. and Morning Worship Service at 11
a.m. There will be no evening service so
families will have more time together. For
more information call 675- 0900.

Candlelight Lord's Supper
First Baptist Church of LaBelle will have its
Candlelight Lord's Supper Christmas Eve Ser-
vice on Friday, Dec. 24, at 6p.m. Everyone in the
community is invited. We will be reading the
Christmas Story and singing Christmas Carols.
Special music will be presented and we will
observe the Lord's Supper. We will conclude
the service with lighting of the Christ Candle
and lighting candles to represent the light that
Christ has brought to our world. The service
will last no longer than an hour so families can
celebrate this special time together.
On Sunday, Dec. 26, the day after Christ-
mas we will have Sunday School at 9:45 a.m.
and Morning Worship Service at 11 a.m. You
are welcome to come worship with us!


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



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COES Older Students
of the Month for November
First Row: Safeena Saheed, Demetric McClain, Rogelio Serrano, Miriam Villeda,
Caylin Toro, Jose Vargas and Alexander Ruiz. Second Row: Abigail Barraza,
Taylor Alexander, Sergio Coronado, Jacob Earnest, Dania Toledo and Jose Es-
quivel Third Row: Juan Zamora, Selena Acosta, Marquis Skervin, Jaxon Purvis,
Kara Alexander and Bernice Miranda.


The offices of the Hendry
winner County Board of County
Commissioners, Hendry
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emlaln who di no p Hendry County Property
er's analgtupLa 'c- Appraiser and Hendry
winners in. *.e RCounty Supervisor of
Firslte pla Jn ie Glao Elections will be closed
59 Evan l i i due to an employee fur-
5 PhiipslRo lough from Monday,
In It binesategy FDecember 20, 2010
0 through Wednesday,
ASecod laoMiarmr December 22, 2010. The
v.- offices will also be closed
All ,,, enr. wrgani was, in observance of the
hardZI for the~i~ Juge o hos, ITlankI youi
o l an ps re fo nxti '1Christmas holiday on
ya. Thursday, December 23,
2010 and Friday,
December 24, 2010. All
offices will re-open for
I: I regular hours on Monday,
December 27, 2010.

Submitted photos/Nancy Cantu
COES Younger Students
of the Month November
First Row: Ricardo Moreno, Edgar Garcia, MaKayla Solis, Damian McMackins,
Isabella Guzman, Jorge Cardoso and Kalesse Davis. Second Row: Juan Diaz,
Nicholas Jones, Veronica Soto, Kayla Condon, Leidanys Barrios, Brian Zuniga,
Ashlyn Hood and Miguel Pena. Third Row: Melissa Verduzco, Angel Rodriguez,
Yarisa Cortez, Adrian Gonzalez, Alexis Briones, Cristian Guzman, Emyllee Hull
and Lamarco McDougle. Not pictured: Anthony Ozuna.

December 23, 2010

Caloosa Belle

Caloosa Belle December 23, 2010

Submitted photo/K. Lutkenhaus

An ounce of prevention
The Parrish Family Chiropractic doctors, Joshua and Selena Parrish recently
presented a short demonstration to LHS basketball players on the impor-
tance of maintaining good joint, and muscle care. A handout was given to
each player, with demonstrations of exercises that can be performed during
the season and in the off-season. They volunteered to help our student-ath-
letes get in shape, stay in shape and maintain good healthy lifestyles. Selena
and Josh also spend many hours at LHS athletic events to help our players,
and to provide medical care to them. We appreciate everything they do. The
staff at LHS thanks both of them for volunteering their time and in helping
us. Pictured: Dr. Selena and Dr. Joshua demonstrating an exercise to Sabrina
Jones, a senior basketball player at LaBelle High.

Apply for 2009 USDA assistance

WASHINGTON, Dec. 15, 2010 Agricul-
ture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that
the sign-up period for the 2009 crop year
Supplemental Revenue Assistance Pay-
ments (SURE) program begins on Jan. 10,
2011. SURE is one of five disaster programs
included in the Food, Conservation, and
Energy Act of 2008 that provides assistance
to farmers and ranchers who have suffered
losses due to natural disasters.
"This program provides a tremendous
amount of assistance to producers who
have suffered from natural disasters, and
is part of the 'safety net' designed to assist
farmers and ranchers who feed America and
the world," Vilsack said. "USDA encourages
producers who suffered losses during the
2009 crop year to visit their local FSA office
to learn more about the SURE program."
To be eligible for SURE a farm must
At least a 10 percent production loss on
a crop of economic significance;

A policy or plan of insurance under the
Federal Crop Insurance Actor the Noninsured
Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) for
all economically significant crops;
Been physically located in a county that
was declared a primary disaster county or
contiguous county by the Agriculture Secre-
tary under a Secretarial Disaster Designation.
Without a Secretarial Disaster Designation,
individual producers may be eligible if the
actual production on the farm is less than
50 percent of the normal production on the
farm due to a natural disaster.
Producers considered socially disadvan-
taged, a beginning farmer or rancher, or a
limited resource farmer may be eligible for
SURE without a policy or plan of insurance
or NAP coverage.
For more information on the 2009 SURE
program, visit any FSA county office or http://

LHS wrestling season begins

Early successful wrestler and Team Cap-
tain Andy McAvoy wrestling the 135 lb.
weight class placed fourth in the Okeecho-
bee Classic over the weekend along with
promising newcomer Clayton Merritt wres-
tling at the 171 lb. weight class. Octavio
Vasquez, 135 lb. weight class placed first at
the Park Vista JV Tournament and Logan
Cecil 130 lb. wt. class placed 4th at the Park
Vista Varsity Tournament.
This year former LaBelle High School

standout wrestler Patrick O'Bannon assists
Head Coach Armando Ayala. Team Captains
Wolfgang Lynn and Andy McAvoy have prov-
en to be true leaders in the wrestling room
and at competition tournaments.
All the wrestlers are improving week to
week and should be very successful this
season. I am proud of them all and their ef-
forts," said Coach Ayala. The team traveled
to the Boca Ciego Tournament in Gulfport
December 17-18.

Girls basketball comes up

short in losses to Dunbar,

Riverdale; whips Clewiston

Andrea Lutkenhaus and Sabrina Jones
had a tough time getting clean, easy looks on
Monday at Dunbar as LaBelle High Girls Bas-
ketball were defeated by the district-leading
Dunbar Tigers in a tough, physical game on
Monday night by a wide 54-19 margin. The
Cowgirls lost to the Tigers earlier in the year
by 21 points, but this time, it was different.
The game was physical, and once again the
team could not put it in the basket to score
enough points.
Leading again for the Cowgirls was Soph-
omore Andrea Lutkenhaus with 11 of the 19
points, and Sabrina Jones with 2 points, and
5 points, sparking us off the bench.

Girls Basketball falls to Riverdale
Andrea Lutkenhaus and Jaquonza Taylor
had a tough time getting clean, easy looks
on Thursday night at LaBelle High School as
LaBelle High Girls Basketball were defeated
by the Riverdale 41-36.
The Cowgirls lost a tough game to neigh-
boring Riverdale in the last five minutes of
the game. The LHS group was out-scored

by Riverdale in the final quarter 11-7, which
spelled trouble for the Cowgirls. The Cow-
girls also committed 6 turnovers during this
time, hurting their chances to recover. Soph-
omore Andrea Lutkenhaus, scored a career
and game high 27 points with 5 rebounds.
Teammate Jaquonza Taylor, collected 7
points and 9 boards.

Andrea Lutkenhaus and Briana Ramos
controlled the pace of the game on Friday
night at Clewiston as LaBelle High Girls Bas-
ketball beat Clewiston 59-17. This marked
the final game for both teams prior to the
holiday break and the Cowgirls took little
time in asserting themselves on each end of
the floor.
Leading the Cowgirls was Andrea Lut-
kenhaus with 23 points, and 10 boards,
along with Senior Brianna Ramos with 9
points and 9 boards. Jaquonza Taylor also
hit for 9 points with 8 boards. The Cowgirls'
next game is January 6 at Gateway. Game is
6 p.m. for JV and 7:30 p.m. for varsity.

Sports Shorts

Cowboy Obstacle Challenge
Come out and try your skills at the Cow-
boy Obstacle Challenge Jan. 29. The HCSO
Mounted Patrol will put the rodeo on at the
LaBelle Rodeo Arena on SR 29S. Register
from 7:30-8:30 a.m. that day. Cost $32 per
entry. Walk through 8:45-9 a.m.; Competi-
tion begins at 9 am. Class divisions: Youth,
ages 12-18 (must wear helmet); adults ages
19 +; seniors 40 +. Awards for each division.
Food, raffles, vendor space, free parking.
Free spectator admission bring the family!

Limit 50 participants. Pre-registration sug-
gested. To pre-register and for vendor infor-
mation, please go to the Web site at www.

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

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Langford Ford will work hard to get you the financing options you need.
Because at Langford Ford, our team of Ford Certified Technicians is
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Caloosa Belle December 23, 2010

Submitted photo/Mary Lee Baker

UES Students of the Month
Row 1, from left: Laelynn Bottoms, J.J. Soto, Cierrah Deleon, Emma Willis, Isa-
bel Hernandez; Row 2: Jassiry Salazar, Luis Casiano, Clover Curtis, Lizbeth
Garcia, Jose Jimenez; Row 3: Santos Pegueros, Edilia Rodriguez, Sergio Se-
gura-Brito, Armando Cavazos, Yanira Hernandez, Alina Boyett; Row 4: Briceida
Guzman, Felix Flores, Adrian Raya, Amelia Martinez, Gerardo Vasquez. Not pic-
tured: Sandra Juarez.

LaBelle Middle School Science Fair

by Carol Grigsby
Once again shining the spotlight on our
own homegrown, future scientists! For the
third year in a row sixth, seventh and eighth
grade students chose difficult mysteries to
try to solve, and used finely honed, scientific
thinking skills to find answers to these ques-
The judges for this year's fair commented
that LaBelle Middle School's projects have
improved to a point that they could be com-
petitive with any of the other area school
fairs that they have judged! All entries were
outstanding and the entire school is very
proud of everyone that participated!
The science projects that were the most
inventive and pertinent to society this year
1st Place: Megan Price (Best of Fair), Yas-
min Cortez (Runner Up), Melissa Dunham
(Runner Up), Paola Alvarado, Hannah An-
drews, Rebecca Hall, Briana Luna, Glen Bur-
ton, Blaine Howell and Tracey Dominguez.
2nd Place: Justine Alderman, Anabel
Navarro, Michael Pepitone, Abby Arnold,
Magali Salinas, Emma White, Ryley Bowen,
Matthew Reyna, Yarely Acevedo and Maria
3rd Place: Caitlyn Mayo, Danny Keller, Pa-
tricia Martinez, Myaa Barnhart, Jeffery Harris,
Brooke White, Hugo Vargas, Macy O'Ferrell,
Maura Lofton and Emily Schwarz.
The first and second place winners will
now advance to the Heartland Regional Sci-
ence Fair in Sebring on February 17, 2011.
Congratulations on all of your hard work.
We know that you will continue to thrive in
the future.

It is truly heartening to know that in these
hard times our community continues to sup-
port the students and schools. ASSCT (the
American Society of Sugar Cane Technolo-
gists), the City of LaBelle, Langford Ford, the
International Christian Fellowship Church,
and Paul Puletti sponsored this year's sci-
ence fair. Our judges were Mrs. Juanita Barn-
hart R.N., Mr. Les Baucum, Mrs. Sally Berg,
Mr. Brad Cornell, Mrs. Sonja Crawford, Mr.
Ted Dearstyne, Mr. Mel Greenleaf, Mr. Fred
Johnson, Mrs. Shellie Johnson, Mr. Ken Kel-
lum, Mr. Gene McAvoy, Mr. Grant Misterly, Dr.
Randall T. Parrish, O.D., Mr. Kevin Thomas,
Mrs. Lindsey Wiggins and Dr. Mongi Zekri. I
would like to express how extremely grate-
ful the students and faculty are for your time
and donations.

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Making a list
Mr. and Mrs. Santa made a quick stop at Marroquin's Learning Center on
their way up to the North Pole. The children were so happy to see them and
were very curious about his real white beard. Pictured are: Rolando Seras,
Wyenzdea Gutierrez, Omar Flores, Nathaniel McKenzie, Ramiro Diaz, Jona-
than and Marcos Martinez, Mari Carmen Gomez and Julien, Agustin Villa, The
center thanks Santa for helping out the children of our local community!

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Community Briefs

County burn moratorium
Hendry County Code of Ordinances, Hendry
County gives notice that a moratorium has
been imposed on unregulated fires within
Hendry County. An unregulated fire means
any outdoor fire other than a cook fire which
is not permitted by a governmental agency.
The moratorium imposed hereby shall be
effective immediately and shall remain in ef-
fect until further action by the County.

Hendry GOP elects officers
Hendry County Republican Executive
Committee reorganized earlier this month.
The following officers were unanimously
elected for 2011 and 2012: Treasurer Ms. Ro-
selle Karau; Secretary Mr. Ronald Zimmerly;
Vice Chairman Mr. Paul Puletti; Chairman
Mr. Mel Karau;
State Committee Members Ms. Kristina
Kulpa and Mr. Steve Nisbet continue through
2011 and 2912.

Carwash for homeless
Are you warm, comfortable, cozy and
well fed? We know many people who are
struggling every day to provide these crea-
ture comforts for their families. United Way
and The Salvation Army have come together
to provide a small measure of these com-
forts providing 1 meal, 1 day a week. At the
United Way House on Fort Thompson Ave.,
a breakfast is provided every Friday morn-
ing through the generosity of community

donations and volunteers. Additionally All Take a break, caregivers R.S.V.P. call 1-866-231-0921.
Pro Home Health provides free blood pres- LaBelle's Caregiver Support Group is
sures monthly. Approximately 40-45 people held the last Wednesday of every month. Quit Smoking
are served weekly. The next meeting is Dec. 29 at First Christian If you're ready to quit... We're ready to
To help support this program, a car wash Church of LaBelle, from 1:30-3:30 p.m. help! Come to Southern Gardens, 1820 CR
Take a break, and relax for some group 833, Clewiston, Thursday, January 6, 2011 at
is planned for Saturday, January 8, at our l conversation centered around you the 6 p.m. For more information or to register
cal U-Save Market. Come and get the holiday Caregiver! This group is open to all fam- for this free program, please call (863) 902-
grime off your vehicle. Let us make it shine! ily caregivers. Snacks and coffee provided! 3019.


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+3 car detached ate Heated pool adise in protected
garage. Great neigh- with cage. Quiet, harbor, river access.
borhood Near LaBelle oaks, fenced, gated

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NEWER HOME located in
one of LaBelle's nicest
neighborhoods! This 3
BR/2BA home is located on
a beautiful oak covered
.63+/- acre lot. Home fea-
tures tile flooring in all liv-
ing areas, solid surface
countertops, cathedral ceil-
ings, and more! $99,000

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mobile home, huge bed throughout except in 2
rooms, nice wood deck. bedrms.
$48,000-Mobile home, needs $69,000 Fresh paint, like
TLC. 3/2 on 1 ac. brand new, no repairs neces-
$64,900 New MH on 1/2 ac sary CBS
off SR29 $79,000 Newer CBS w/gran-
$89,000 3/2 in Moore Haven ite countertops, cathedral
Yacht Club 1200 Sq Ft. ceilings. Like new condition.
$119,900 Newer 3/2 on a N$79000 o p price
nicely located 5 ac. parcel in NSort O l 12 ac
Muse Newer roo.
$160,000 WOW! $129,000 3/2 Modular, Make
Exceptional custom 3/2 + Offer.
office or ....'. I1,, 1-i EXECUTIVE HOMES
Huge deck & gazebo over- $287,500 Historical home
look pristine 5 acres w/oaks, built in the 1920's in the heart
palms & newly planted citrus of LaBelle on I ac. 6BR/2BA
HOMES $469,000 Superior quality
$38,000 3/1 Concrete Block from granite countertops to
Home. Perfect starter home crown moulding tl,i ii:, it
or investment, upgrades galore. ii I .
$39,900 Short Sale! 3/2 ac. in prestigious Oak Haven
Concrete block 2005 home Estates. Rec room & large
w/Chinese Drywall. outbuilding round out this
spectacular pool home
39,900 ..... w/waterfall.
P "" $595,000 Alva Horse Ranch,
3/2.5 BA, horse barn & work-
$49,900 UNVERBS buitl in shop. On 9 acres.
2003 .ONRACT

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From Sweetwater Land Co.
240 N. Lee Street 863-517-1153
Linda Dekle Davis Uic. Real Efate Broker
Diane Strehl solesAsoc.

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

ground pool and much more $150,000.
SCoporate owned! Beautiful 3/3.5 home located
in cassic Plantation Estates of Ley Features -

S 749,900.
n 5/- acres on
Caloosahatchee River Home features wrap around
area 399,000.

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TLC $35,000.

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home $24,900.
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New carpet and p
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Priced to sell at $69,900.
Moore Haven. $50,000.

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icuate ready to move in 2/1 on corner 1o
nyl/carpet, tiled shower and tiled kliche
opw/oak cabinets $40,000.
Call about our vacant land!
acres in Ortona$980,00.
acres in Ortona $117,000
/- partly fenced ac in Muse $75,000.
just outside of LaBele- $50,000.

$42,000. Possible seller financing.

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uch much more, $175,000.

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* 80+/ city ot in Belmont subdivision $35,000.
SNice lot in Belmont subdivision $35,000.
* Nice 1 25+/- ac in Montura $8,000.
* 2 Montura lots$5,500 each
* Call about our Port LaBelle lots!
* Prime 20+/- ac potential commercial parcel
located near est Glades Elem in Muse&just min-
utes away from LaBelle $3.50 per sq ft.
* Invest now build later! Corner lot outside city
limits near town $85,000.
* Corner lot w/2 buildings and fenced $100,000.

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with split SOLD and large ouid o Over spacious kitchen masterr
oaks$ 82,000. $149,900.
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rooms, 2 car .,.n 2 for on 1 ac 3/2 well maintained manufac-
SNice 2006 UNDER turned home + 2/2 mobile home 100,000
CONTRnt country living without the long drive to the
home on 229-./- acres on Case Road 97,000.
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In all cases of ques-
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Gonzalez Lawn Service,
general repair, & pres-
sure cleaning. Business
and residential. Lic &
Insured. Call for your
free estimate today.
(863)673-6388 or

Oakwood Wanted! Do
you have or know
someone who has some
oak wood they want re-
moved. We will remove
for free!! 239-357-5111
Time to clean out the
attic, basement and/or
garage? Advertise your
yard sale in the classi-
fieds and make your
clean up a breeze!

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go to

Massey Furgeson 1935
Tractor, good motor
and tires. Has canopy
and roll bar. $3000 firm
It's never too late to find
the perfect gift. Look
for it in the classified.

For more listings,
go to

LaBelle, Large 1BR,
1BA efficiency for rent.
Water, light & cable
incl. Stone tile through-
out. Private parking.
Perfect for two. $600/
mo. (239)265-0081
Duplex for rent 2bed, 1
bath, full kitchen, Ig liv-
ing room and dining
room, fenced yard. Very
affordable. Belmont &
4th Ave 239-243-3698
How do you find a job
in today's competi-
tive market? In the
employment section
of the classified

In Town 1BR/1BA ef-
fiency, $350 month.
Call (863)673-6388 or
LaBelle 3 BR, 2 BA,
Screened porch. Tiled
floors. Large kitchen.
C/Air. Community pool.
$695 mo. 863-675-0104
LaBelle 3 BR on large
lot w/oak trees. A/C.
Porches. Very Large
kitchen. $5358 mo.

LaBelle, 3 bed, 2 bath,
garage, fenced in yard.
$850 monthly plus se-
curity. 863-634-2975
LaBelle, 3 bedroom, 2
bath, 2 car garage. Like
new. $700 month. Call
Rich 863-517-0473
LaBelle, 4040 E. Sun-
flower Circle. 3BR, 2BA
Home. Big corner lot in
nice neighborhood.
$600 mo. Call Martin @

Apartments 71

Pay no rent through December 31st.
$177 Sure Deposit (non-refundable)
***Restrictions Due Apply***
(non-refundable) hv
**Looking for FARMWORKERS and have
limited occupancy for non-farmworksers** moo
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 Seg uridad (sin debolberse)
***Restriccions Si Son Aplicadas***
$20.00 (sin debolberse)
AGRICULTURA y hay espacio limitado 0o
para gente que no son de agriculture.**
6760 Santa FeNorth (863)675-3339
LaBelle, FL
Dale a su familiar el present mas mejor
del mundo.....un casa bella!


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Large 3BR/2BA home
for rent. In LaBelle.
Call (863)673-9133
Looking for a place to
hang your hat? Look
no further than the
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
nice 2ba/2ba on Palo-
mar Circle. $650 mo.
Must have references.
(863) 517-0188.

Newly remodel com-
mercial building, ap-
prox. 1400 sq ft. 462 S.
Bridge St 863-675-4485
Grab a bargain from your
neighbor's garage, attic,
basement or closet in
today's classified.

A Load & Lock
5775 SR 80 LaBelle, FL
Alarmed Units Security
Cameras Outside Storage
Mobile Storage 5x5 up to
10x30 Units A/C Units
Penske Truck Rentals
Bring this ad and
receive $50 off
first months rent
One man's trash is
another man's treas-
ure. Turn your trash
to treasure with an
ad in the classified.
Cowboy Way & Kennedy
Blvd. Monthly includes
tax: 5'x10' $42.80;
8'x10' $53.50;10'xl0'
$58.85; 8'x25 $96.30;
24 hr access $25
returnable key deposit.

go to

Houses for sale LaBelle
& Lehigh Acres area.
For more info call
Sharon 239-707-5423
Move in today! 3/2 +
garage. Built 2005.
Over sized yard on cul-
de-sac. Walk to Country
Oak Elementary. Owner

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

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LaBelle 3 Bdrm and 2
Bdrm, Large deck, Oak
trees, A/C. From
$130-175/wk, $100 sec.
dep. Call 863-673-5704
Shop here first!
The classified ads
ACRES 2 bedroom, 2
bath, $100 per wk, plus
deposit. (863) 673-6362
RV park lots
$200/month. RV homes
$200. 2 bedroom, 1.5
bath mobile $300. 3
bedroom, 2 bath $450
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December 23, 2010

Caloosa Belle

Aqua Isles 2 bedroom,
2 full bath mobile, Flori-
da and utility room. Un-
furnished with
appliances $7000 obo
LARGE 4 bedroom 2
bath home, tile floors,
new A/C, on 1/2 acre
corner lot. Owner fi-
nancing with 20%
down. 863-675-8010 or

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In Labelle 35' Park
Model in Senior Park.
Furnished w/fl. rm., new
roof over and carport.
Concrete drive, a/c
w/heat pump. $16,000 or
reasonable offer.

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

Heartland Bighorn
Fifth Wheel, '09 3
slides, 2 a/c's, many ex-
tras, exc. cond., $35,000.

Terry Travel trailer 33',
with 10x28 glass win-
dowed Florida room,
6x8 attached shed, apt
size washer/dryer, re-
frigerator, a/c. Immedi-
ate occupancy $3,500

Buying a car? Look in
the classified. Selling
a car? Look in the

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go to

ING & RECOVERYgives Notice of Fore-
closure of Lien and intent to sell these
vehicles on 01/07/2011, 10:00 am at 74
33935, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of
the Flonda Statutes. TIMS TOWING &
RECOVERY reserves the right to accept
or reject any and/or all bids.
2001 DODGE
374217 CN 12/23/2010

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

4 Regular Meeting of the Board of Directors (the "Board") of the Glades
Jtiblity Authority ("Authority") is scheduled to be held on Wednesday,
January 5, 2010 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the City of Pahokee
commissionn Chambers, 360 E. Main Street, Pahokee, Florida 33476.
The purpose of the meeting is to consider approval of the amendment of
:he Capital Improvement Project Budget, a Resolution to amend the Tam-
ering Policy, South Bay Deposit Reconciliation, South Bay USDA Loan is-
3ues, transfer loans regarding the Berkadia/Capmark Debt, Extension of
3illing Time Frame, and any other business that may come before the
3oard. Immediately following the regular meeting agenda, a workshop will
)e held for the Board to discuss proposed Customer Service Policies. The
meeting is open to the public and will be conducted in accordance with
londa law. A copy of the meeting agenda may be obtained at the meeting
r, prior to the meeting, by contacting Jocelyn Col6n at 561-493-6127.
The meeting or consideration of any individual agenda items, may be con-
:inued to a date and time certain to be announced at the meeting and no-
pursuant to provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person re-
uiring special accommodations to participate in this meeting because of a
Jusabilhty or physical impairment should contact Jocelyn Colon at
[561) 493-6127 or at least forty-eight (48)
ours before the meeting.
[f anyone chooses to appeal any decision of the Board with respect to any
natter considered at the meeting, such person will need a record of the
proceedingss and should accordingly ensure that a verbatim record of the
proceedings is made that includes the testimony and evidence upon which
3uch appeal is to be based.
locelyn Col6n, GUA Clerk
374085 CB/CN 12/23/2010

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Community Briefs

Notice is hereby given that the Hendry County Board of County Commis-
3ioners will hold a Public Hearing on Tuesday, January 11, 2011, at 5:05
).m., at the Clewiston City Hall, 115 West Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, Flon-
Ja, to consider an ordinance relating to the employee deferred compensa-
:ion program. The Ordinance is to be entitled as follows:
All interested persons may appear and be heard with respect to the pro-
)osed ordinance.
If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Hendry County
ommission with respect to any matter discussed at such meeting, he/she
Nill need a record of the proceedings, and that for such purpose, he/she
'nay need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made,
Nhich record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is
:o be based.
A copy of the proposed Ordinance is available for inspection on weekdays
betweenn 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.
Darrell Harris, Chair
373897 CN/CB 12/23/2010

Kiwanis schedules
The Kiwanis Club of LaBelle is
hosting an evening meeting, Tues-
day, Dec. 28, at Beef O'Brady's.
Order dinner at 5:30 p.m., meeting
begins at 6 p.m. The speaker will be
Brenda Goodwin, The Crayon Lady,
who will present 'Action Is A Life
Changing Engagement." It will be a
fun holiday program to start off the
exciting New Year. Everyone is wel-
come, invite a friend. For more infor-
mation call Nell at 863-675-1313.

Gardeners to meet
The LaBelle Garden Club meets
Monday, Dec. 27, at 7 p.m. at the
Dallas Townsend Center. The speak-
er will be a Master Gardener discuss-
ing the freezes, recovery and how
to move forward, plus winter veg-
etables that love the cold. Bring your
questions and heart breaks from the
Bring a friend and join in an edu-
cational and fun-filled evening with
refreshments and a plant exchange.
If you have a plant to exchange,
great if not come anyway, you'll
come away with one or more plants.
For more information, call President
Terri at 863-675-2392 or Treasurer
Irene Doub at 863-675-0374.

Adoption special at the
humane society
All pets at Caloosa Humane So-
ciety are 25 percent off for a limited
time! The special will be going on
until Dec. 31. With an approved
adoption application you can adopt
a pet for the following prices:
Kittens are now $56.25. Cats are
now $37.50. Mixed breed puppies
are now $112.50. Adult dogs are
now $75. Purebreed puppies and
dogs are now $150.
The adoption fee includes spay/
neuter, micro-chip, worming treat-
ment, vaccination (except rabies)
and 30-45 days of health insurance
for your new pet.
Bring a Furry Friend Home for
the Holidays!! You can visit the pets
at Caloosa Humane Society at 1200
Pratt Blvd, check us out online at or
call us at 863-675-0997.

Please donate to Animal

Anyone with dog houses or cages
they no longer need is asked to do-
nate them to LaBelle Animal Con-
trol. You can call 675-3381 for more

Recycling center closes

for holiday
The Recycling and Household

Hazardous Waste Center is closed
through Dec. 24. It will reopen for
business Dec. 27. There will no curb-
side recycle pickup for the North
Service District (Port LaBelle, Caloo-
sa Estates, Riverbend) on Dec. 22.
Waste pickup will operate normally
during this week. Curbside recycle
pickup will resume on Dec. 29. If
you have any questions, please call

Be a Friend of the

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

Property Appraiser

closing Dec. 20-24
The Property Appraiser's office
is closed through 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

Apply for 2009 USDA assistance

WASHINGTON, Dec. 15, 2010 -
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack
announced that the sign-up period
for the 2009 crop year Supplemen-
tal Revenue Assistance Payments
(SURE) program begins on Jan. 10,
2011. SURE is one of five disaster
programs included in the Food,
Conservation, and Energy Act of
2008 that provides assistance to
farmers and ranchers who have
suffered losses due to natural di-
"This program provides a tre-
mendous amount of assistance to
producers who have suffered from
natural disasters, and is part of the
'safety net' designed to assist farm-
ers and ranchers who feed Amer-
ica and the world," Vilsack said.
"USDA encourages producers who
suffered losses during the 2009
crop year to visit their local FSA of-
fice to learn more about the SURE
To be eligible for SURE a farm
must have:
m At least a 10 percent produc-
tion loss on a crop of economic
A policy or plan of insurance
under the Federal Crop Insurance
Act or the Noninsured Crop Disas-
ter Assistance Program (NAP) for
all economically significant crops;
Been physically located in a
county that was declared a prima-

ry disaster county or contiguous
county by the Agriculture Secretary
under a Secretarial Disaster Desig-
nation. Without a Secretarial Di-
saster Designation, individual pro-
ducers may be eligible if the actual
production on the farm is less than
50 percent of the normal produc-
tion on the farm due to a natural
Producers considered socially
disadvantaged, a beginning farmer
or rancher, or a limited resource
farmer may be eligible for SURE
without a policy or plan of insur-
ance or NAP coverage.
For more information on the
2009 SURE program, visit any FSA
county office or http://www.fsa.
USDA is an equal opportunity
provider, employer and lender. To
file a complaint of discrimination,
write to USDA, Assistant Secretary
for Civil Rights, Office of the As-
sistant Secretary for Civil Rights,
1400 Independence Avenue, S.W,
Stop 9410, Washington, DC 20250-
9410, or call toll-free at (866) 632-
9992 (English) or (800) 877-8339
(TDD) or (866) 377-8642 (English
Federal-relay) or (800) 845-6136
(Spanish Federal-relay). USDA is
an equal opportunity provider and

and Happy Holidays.

SAO closed for holiday
The Hendry/Glades Sate Attor-
ney's Office is closed and will reopen
Monday, Dec. 27, at 8:30 a.m.

VFW plans activities
The post will pay for the mem-
bership of any armed forces person-
nel currently serving in harm's way.
A gift idea for someone serving our
country. Please call 863-675-8008.

You can be SCF queen,

The Swamp Cabbage Festival
Queen-Princess Pageant practices
continue 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.

loss and Associates, LLC, located at 38840 /2 State Rd 80, Belle Glade
33430, anticipates receiving bids for the Clerk of Courts building at the West
-ounty Detention Facility in Belle Glade, Florida in mid January, 2011. 95%
Drawings and Bid Packages will be available December 22, 2010. The Bid
package will contain further information important to submission of a bid in-
:luding instructions to bidders, bid forms, schedule, and scope of work.
Aoss and Associates, LLC, is committed to providing opportunities for small
Businesses. The Small Business Enterprise (SBE) requirement for this pro-
ect will be 20%; each bid must include a minimum of 20% of the contract
value performed by a Small Business Enterprise registered with the Palm
3each County Office of Small Business Assistance.
hFIs may be submitted via email (in excel format) to Sohall Rana
3rana( A Pre-Bid Conference will be held on December
Z8th, 2010, 1:00 PM EST at the jobsite address above. It is strongly en-
:ouraged that all interested bidders attend.
373954 SUN 12/23,30/2010

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Caloosa Belle December 23, 2010

Submitted photo

Pet of the Week
Come down to your local humane
society and spend some time with
this sweet girl named Macy. She
will be very excited to see you!
Once she gets walked and gets all
that youthful energy out of her sys-
tem, you will know she is a sweet
girl that deserves the best. She is
really good on a leash and very af-
fectionate. She is good with kids.
We are still having our Adoption
Special and you can pick up Macy
without stressing your wallet. With
an approved adoption application,
you can take her home with the
following additions covered: spay,
micro-chip, worming treatment,
vaccination (except rabies) and
30-45 days of free health insur-
ance. Anyone interested in adopt-
ing Macy or one of her adorable
friends can come to Caloosa Hu-
mane Society at 1200 Pratt Blvd.
and fill out an adoption application
or call 863-675-0997. You can also
check out our Web site at for more
information or call 863-675-0997.
All pets at Caloosa Humane Soci-
ety are 25 percent off for a limited
time! The special continues till
December 31. With an approved
adoption application you can adopt
a pet for the following prices: Kit-
tens are now $56.25. Cats are now
$37.50. Mixed breed puppies are
now $112.50. Adult dogs are now
$75. Purebreed puppies and dogs
are now $150. The adoption fee
includes spay/neuter, micro-chip,
worming treatment, vaccination
(except rabies) and 30-45 days of
health insurance for your new pet.

Submitted photo

Clewiston Museum's Butch

Wilson to address LaBelle

Heritage Museum
Butch Wilson, director of the Clewiston Museum, will be the
guest speaker at LaBelle Heritage Museum's next program
meeting at 7 o'clock on Thursday, Jan. 6, at LaBelle City
Hall, 481 West Hickpochee Avenue. The meeting is open to
the public, who are asked to enter the commission cham-

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bers from the rear entrance of city hall. Wilson will talk
about fabled Seminole leader Arpeika or Ar-pi-uck-i, usu-
ally known as Sam Jones, who was born about 1760 and
died after Third Seminole War hostilities ended in 1859; his
grave site is said to be in the vicinity of the Seminole Mu-
seum, Ah-Tah-Thiki, in Southeastern Hendry County. Ar-pi-
uck-i fought the United States in both the Second and Third
Seminole Wars, never surrendered, and led his small band
of followers into the Big Cypress to avoid capture by the
larger U. S. forces. "Sam Jones Fort" became a movable
place name on maps of interior South Florida starting in
the early 1860s. Come join the Heritage Museum members
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