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500 Plus tax


- HCSO investigates homicide


Caloosa Belle/Patty Brant
Paula Wayne stops to smell
the roses at the city's second
Farmers Market Dec. 11. Lo-
cally grown produce, plants
and handmade items of all de-


A LaBelle woman was found
dead Sunday, Dec. 25, in LaBelle,
but investigators are keeping a
tight lid on the case at this time.
Details are few, but at approxi-
mately 8:00 a.m. that day, Hendry
County deputies responded to an
abandoned home located at 821
W Seminole Ave., in LaBelle to in-
vestigate a report of a dead body.
EMS responded and attempted


to revive the victim without suc-
cess and she was pronounced de-
ceased at the scene.
Investigators identified the de-
ceased as 44-year-old Pearl Lee
Smith of LaBelle.
A full investigation is being con-
ducted by Hendry County Sheriff's
Office.
Currently investigators are
awaiting the results of an autopsy


scriptions were available. 'Promotora': Path to
Coming soon:Promoora: Path to


Treasure or

Trash Trail
The City of LaBelle and Cham-
ber of Commerce are continuing
their popular "flea market" event
through next March or April.
Dubbed "LaBelle's Treasure or
Trash Trail," the event showcases lo-
cal produce and handcrafted items,
It will be expanded to include any
local business that wants to set up
a yard or rummage type sale on its
premises or other property with the
owners' permission. Any business
in the City or LaBelle or its employ-
ees may set up a yard sale that day
with no fee.
Booths will also be set up in Bar-
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health care career


by Patty Brant
Caloosa Belle
One of the fastest growing and
most secure careers to get into is
the health field. It holds immense
promise and is extremely varied.
A new program called Promo-
tora "Promoter" is designed
to help eligible residents become
certified in health care careers.
The Promotora program is
available to economically dis-
advantaged residents of eastern
Collier along with Hendry and
Glades.
This program can help students
achieve up to a two-year degree in
health fields such as certified nurs-
ing assistants, licensed practical
nursing, radiology, hygiene and
other career paths.
The Promotora program came
about after the Secretary of Labor
visited the area and saw a need to
make health care training available
to more area residents which, in
turn, would make it more acces-
sible to the community.
The program can provide a stu-
dent with up to two years of health
care training. In some cases it can
provide a student up to an AS de-


gree.
Both iTECH (located in
Immokalee) and Edison State
College-LaBelle Campus have
programs compatible with the
program.
At iTECH, students in the Pro-
motora program may also get a
20-hour enhancement program in
addition to the regular health care
classes.
This enhancement program
includes classes in pesticide iden-
tification and Alzheimer's. It is
also being considered for the EC
LaBelle campus.
Naturally, prospective students
must meet eligibility requirements
for the grant and also for the indi-
vidual school.
The program covers books, tu-
ition, fees, uniforms and tools for
the individual discipline.
In addition, the Promotora pro-
gram provides supportive services
like day care for students with
small children, often in the form
of vouchers for day care.
Currently, the program is lin-
ing up students interested in the
iTECH LPN classes to begin in
See Promotora Page 2


and toxicology reports to deter-
mine the cause of death.
Anyone with any information
regarding this case is encouraged
to contact Investigators with the
Hendry County Sheriff's Office at
863-674-5600.
You may also contact Crime
Stoppers atl 1-800- 780-TIPS
(8477).


Vol. 88 No. 51


Pearl Lee Smith


Submitted photo/Waddy Thompson
Still Florida
The weather may be giving you the shivers these days, so
you may need a little reminder of where we are. At least it
still looks like Florida! These graceful palm trees may be
seen at CR 78 and Thigpen Road in North LaBelle.








FCB contributes to Goodwill



and MicroEnterprise


Submitted photo
Employees of Florida Community Bank, a division of Premier American Bank,
N.A., Hendry County Economic Development President Roger Harrison and
Goodwill representatives gathered to present a check for $1,564.56 to the
Southwest Florida MicroEnterprise project to reimburse the program for recent
graduates of the program. The project is a partnership with several organiza-
tions that provide training for low-to-moderate income levels or with other dis-
advantages. Goodwill Industries coordinates the program.


Promotora
Continued From Page 1


January or February.
You can get more information by check-
ing out Southwest Florida Works.org, in-
cluding a list of the classes covered by the
program.
Immokalee Promotora coordinators
Misty Patterson and Stephani Carrillo are
Southwest Florida Works success stories.
Misty and Stefani both went through the
LPN program, eventually passing the state
board exam and becoming employed as
LPNs with Southwest Florida Works. They
now tailor health and wellness classes for
various businesses.
For instance, Misty presented a basic hy-
giene class for the folks at Friendship House
in Immokalee.
"It works," Misty said of the program.
"We won't leave you high and dry; (the
program) will do what it's supposed to." All
the participant has to do is follow the en-
rollment process and successfully complete
their courses. The program will help find a
job through a self-driven process at the cen-
ter.
"I don't know how I'd have made it
through without the program," Misty said.
If for some reason a student doesn't
complete the program, they must return
all items purchased by the program. If they
must quit due to illness or emergency, they
may return to the program later.
Southwest Florida Works Supervisor for
Hendry-Glades and Immokalee Tim Neva-
rez said the Promotora program is just one


of many programs Southwest Florida Works
offers.
The center also provides services for dis-
placed workers.
Southwest Florida Works, he said, is a
resource of last resort residents should use
other training options first. Prospective cli-
ents must have the minimum educational
level for licensing first, before they can qual-
ify for the program.
However, if you're serious about improv-
ing your future and have run out of options,
Mr. Nevarez invites you to come in and talk
to his staff to see if they can help you.
Southwest Florida Works is under the
umbrella of the Southwest Florida Develop-
ment Board, which covers the five-county
Region 24 (Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Hendry
and Glades.
For information on the Promotora pro-
gram you can call the Southwest Florida Ed-
ucation Center, 4930 SR 29S; 863-675-6800
in LaBelle.
In Clewiston, you can call Career Devel-
opment Representative Becky Meeler. The
center is located at 215B S. Francisco St. Call
863-983-6138 ext. 14112.
On line you can check out Southwest-
FloridaWorks.org.
To be successful, clients must do their
part by attending school regularly, making
an appointment with a course development
representative to determine the focus of
their career and to determine eligibility for
specific programs at specific schools.


The Southwest Florida MicroEnterprise
project, through Goodwill Industries of
Southwest Florida, has received a donation
of over $1,500 from Florida Community
Bank, a division of Premier American Bank,
N.A. The monies have been utilized to reim-
burse recent MicroEnterprise graduates for
their course materials.
Michael Jordan, Vice President of Com-
pliance and Community Reinvestment Offi-
cer at Florida Community Bank, presented
a ceremonial check for $1564.56 at the
MicroEnterprise program's recent LaBelle
graduation ceremony.
"Particularly in this economy, we're look-
ing for ways to support local businesses,"
Jordan said. "We want to enable new en-
trepreneurs to create new businesses and
employment opportunities."
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.
Program participants complete a 10-week
training course, made up of weekly three-
hour classes. Mentors work directly with
participants to help these potential small
business owners prepare a business plan. At
the end of the program, some participants
may be eligible to receive microloans.
Program director Elliott Rittenhouse ex-
pressed his gratitude for the donation, and
presented each of the MicroEnterprise grad-
uates with a reimbursement check as they
received their certificates of completion.
"We appreciate the generosity and commu-


Trail
Continued From Page 1

ron Park no charge.
LaBelle's first Treasure or Trash Trail is set
for Jan. 8. Register by Jan. 3 and your busi-
ness can be included in a "treasure map,"
which will be distributed at the park from 7
a.m. till noon the day of the event. On one
side the map will pinpoint for buyers and
browsers where each participating business
is located. On the back, participating cham-
ber of commerce members may advertise a
special or offer a discount coupon.
You must register to participate and be
on the map. You may register by calling 863-
675-0125 between 9 and 5 Monday and Fri-
day.
Trail followers can pick up their map that
day at the pavilion at Barron Park conve-
niently located by the Rotary Club's tradi-
tional pancake breakfast.
Two similar events are planned at least
through the Spring (except February) on
the second and fourth Saturdays monthly.
February's Treasure or Trash Trail will be set
up on the second Saturday only, due to the
Swamp Cabbage Festival at the end of the
month.
If you would like more information please
call Sara at 863-675-0125.


nity spirit of Florida Community Bank," Rit-
tenhouse stated.
Persons interested in the Southwest Flor-
ida MicroEnterprise project may call (239)
995-2106 ext. 219. More information is avail-
able online at www.swflmicro.org.
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 South-
west Florida Enterprise Center, SCORE and
ACCION USA.


Nominate


SCF Grand


Marshal

The Swamp Cabbage Festival Com-
mittee will choose the Grand Marshal
for the 2011 event at its Monday, Jan, 6,
meeting. The committee has chosen the
Eugene Rennolds Family as Pioneer Fam-
ily for 2011.
Meetings are held at LaBelle City Hall
at 6:30 p.m. every Monday beginning in
January. Everyone is welcome to make
nominations, but you must be a delegate
to vote.
Please consider candidates for the
Grand Marshal. Grand Marshal candidates
are residents who have made substantial
contributions to the town over the past
few years.
The 2011 SCF will be held Saturday
and Sunday, Feb. 26 and 27. The festival
is always scheduled for the last full week-
end in February.
For more information on SCF, includ-
ing events, prospective vendors and pa-
rade details, please go to www.swamp-
cabbagefestival.org.


FAMILY EYE CARE

(863)675-0761
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December 30, 2010





December 30, 2010 Caloosa Belle


Extreme conditions enhance fire danger


West Palm Beach, FL With extremely
dry conditions already enveloping South
Florida, the Florida Division of Forestry
(DOF) and the South Florida Water Manage-
ment District (SFWMD) are asking residents
to help prevent fires and conserve water to
see the region through the season.
"Below-average rainfall during the wet
season, a record-dry start to the dry season
and declining water levels present a formi-
dable challenge to both water managers
and state firefighters," said Susan Sylvester,
SFWMD Director of the Operations Control
and Hydro Data Management Department.
"These conditions mean we all must be con-
servative with our water use and be aware
of the increased potential for wildfires."
Residents living in or near brush or
wooded areas should make their homes as
safe as possible from the threat of wildfires.
Homes and sheds should be surrounded by
a buffer zone extending at least 30 feet. This
area should be free of highly flammable veg-
etation and well maintained.
Leaves, pine needles and twigs should be
removed from roofs and gutters. Flammable
materials such as wood, vehicles and pro-
pane tanks should not be stored next to the
house.


Residents are also asked to follow year-
round landscape irrigation measures now in
place. Watering times by location are avail-
able at www.savewaterfl.com.
This year is predicted to be active for
wildfires, and the DOF is currently listing
several counties within the District as having
an extreme or very high fire danger.
More than 80 percent of fires from De-
cember to spring are caused by humans,
with arson and embers from debris burning
as the top two causes, according to the DOF.
Children, campfires, equipment, railroads,
power lines, fireworks and smoking can
also cause fires.
Residents are asked to help firefighters
have a less active fire year by practicing good
fire prevention techniques.
"This year is not the typical wildfire year.
This year we did not receive enough tropi-
cal moisture in the summer months. In ad-
dition, the cold fronts are not bringing in
substantial rain," said Melissa Yunas, a DOF
Wildfire Mitigation Specialist.
"In most cases, the cold fronts are dry
air masses that reduce the moisture in the
grasses/fine fuels. Freezing temperatures kill
the grasses/fine fuels, thus making the veg-
etation ripe for wildfires."


Recently, the DOF and Martin County Fire-
Rescue saved 15 homes from a fire that was
likely caused by power lines in Indiantown.
Minor damage to a shed was the only
report of damage. Forestry's helicopter
dropped 10 buckets of water at 350 gallons
a bucket and utilized three bulldozers to
contain the fire.
This fire occurred west of the Indian-
wood subdivision where, two years ago,
two homes were lost to a fire. To date this
year, 2,680 wildfires have burned 29,045
acres across the state.
Following the driest October on record
since 1932, forecasts call for drier-than-aver-
age weather to continue into the dry season
with a strong La Nifia. SFWMD meteorolo-
gists are reporting a 1.77 inch rainfall deficit
across the District already this dry season.
Eastern Palm Beach County has only
received 24 percent of its average rainfall
while the Southwest coast has received
only 73 percent of its average rainfall. Lake
Okeechobee's level fell to 12.68 feet NGVD
on December 14 from 13.30 feet NGVD a
month ago. "Remember Only You Can
Prevent Wildfires," says Smokey Bear.




Your community directory
is a click away!


Arrests


LaBelle
Jermaine Terrence Feagin, 36, was ar-
rested Dec. 27 and charged with possession
of cocaine. D/S Harrynarine was arresting
officer.

Clewiston
Kristen Lynn Ruiz, 22, was arrested Dec.
26 and charged with a nonmoving traffic
violation Driving with a suspended license
habitual offender. D. Bold was arresting of-
ficer.
Jubal Ranse Walker, 42, was arrested
Dec. 25 and charged with DUI unlawful
blood alcohol accompanied by person un-
der 18 years of age first offense, nonmoving
traffic violation driving with a suspended
license first offense and cruelty toward chil-
dren abuse without great harm. CPD Officer
J. Pilon was arresting officer.
James Demetrius Pope Jr., 34, was arrest-
ed Dec. 24 and charged with drugs health
or safety possession harmful new legend
drugs without a prescription, drugs pos-
sess a controlled substance without a pre-
scription, possess/use drug equipment. Sgt.
N Kirk was arresting officer.
Christopher D. Bigham, 22, was arrested
Dec. 23 and charged with criminal mischief
over $1,000, trespassing property not a
structure or conveyance and resisting an
officer without violence. D/S Krause was ar-
resting officer.
Brian Mathew Cook, 20, was arrested
Dec. 18 and charged with dealing in stolen
property. D/S Krause was arresting officer.
Laquinda Shantae Scott, 27, was arrested
Dec. 22 and charged with assault, intimida-
tion, threat to do violence and obstructing
justice intimidating, threaten etc., a victim,
witness or informant. CPD Officer J. Sanchez
was arresting officer.
Shavania Scott, 22, was arrested Dec.


22 and charged with assault, intimidation,
threat to do violence and obstructing justice
- intimidating, threaten etc., a victim, witness
or informant. CPD Officer J. Sanchez was ar-
resting officer.
Zahedi Tarentino Moore, 18, was arrested
Dec. 22 and charged with aggravated assault
with a deadly weapon with no intent to kill,
flee/elude law enforcement officer causing
injury or property damage, nonmoving traf-
fic violation operating a motor vehicle with-
out a valid license, grand theft vehicle third
degree and resisting an officer, interfering
with a law enforcement without violence.
N. Kirk was arresting officer.
Orlando Mata, 24, was arrested Dec. 22
and charged with vehicle theft grand third
degree and resisting an officer interfering
with a law enforcement officer without vio-
lence. CPD Officer J. Sanchez was arresting
officer.
Guarionex Mercado Nieves, 29, was ar-
rested Dec. 20 and charged with battery on
an officer, firefighter, EMT, etc., assault on
an officer firefighter, EMT., etc., battery on a
detention employee with fluids and resisting
arrest with violence. T. Mims was arresting
officer.
Dalton Ray Adams, 19, was arrested Dec.
21 and charged with opium or derivative dis-
tribution of schedule I or II, possession of a
controlled substance without a prescription,
hydro/oxycodone or opium derivative traf-
ficking, selling, manufacturing, possession
of 14 grams to 28 grams. D. Bolt was arrest-
ing officer.
Jesus Delgado, 53, was arrested Dec. 21
and charged with resisting an officer inter-
fering with a law enforcement officer with-
out violence, possession of cocaine and de-
stroying, tampering or fabricating physical
evidence. CPD Officer J. Pilon was arresting
officer.


Sign up for


a concealed


firearms class

Hendry County Sheriff Steve Whidden
will be will holding classes for individu-
als interested in obtaining a Concealed
Weapons Permit. This will be a 4 hour
course which consists of both classroom
and firearm range instruction.
Classes will be held at the Hendry
County Gun Range and taught by Hendry
County Sheriff's Office State of Florida
Certified Firearms Instructors.
Students will need to bring their own
handguns and at least fifty (50) rounds of
ammunition, holster (or the method in
which you will plan to use to carry), both
eye and ear protection. There is a $25 per
person fee.
You must be at least 21 years of age to
participate. Concealed weapons applica-
tions are available at the Hendry County
Sheriff's Office.
All interested citizens should contact
Lt. Susan Harrelle at either (863) 674-5604
or by e-mail at sharrelle@hendrysheriff.
org. A date and time will be announced
based on the number of participants and
will be directly contacted by the Sheriff's
Office.


December 30, 2010


Caloosa Belle






Caloosa Belle December 30, 2010


Santa and Sarah


- A true story of a miracle!


By Les Morgan, pastor
Caloosa Baptist Church, LaBelle
Three years ago, a little boy and his grand-
mother came to see Santa At the Mayfair
Mall in Wisconsin. The child climbed up on
his lap, holding a picture of
a little girl.
"Who is this?" asked
Santa, smiling. "Your
friend? Your sister?"' "Yes,
Santa,' he replied. "My
sister, Sarah, who is very
sick," he said sadly.
Santa glanced over at
the grandmother who was Dr. Les
waiting nearby, and saw Dr. Les
her dabbing her eyes with Morgan
a tissue.
"She wanted to come with me to see
you, oh, so very much, Santa!" the child ex-
claimed. "She misses you," he added softly.
Santa tried to be cheerful and encouraged
a smile to the boy's face, asking him what
he wanted Santa to bring him for Christmas.


When they finished their visit, the Grand-
mother came over to help the child off his
lap, and started to say something to Santa,
but halted.
"What is it?" Santa asked warmly.
"Well, I know it's really too much to ask
you, Santa, but ..." the old woman began,
shooing her grandson over to one of Santa's
elves to collect the little gift which Santa
gave all his young visitors. "The girl in the
photograph... my granddaughter well, you
see... she has leukemia and isn't expected
to make it even through the holidays," she
said through tear filled eyes. "Is there any
way, Santa, any possible way that you could
come see Sarah? That's all she's asked for,
for Christmas, is to see Santa."
Santa blinked and swallowed hard and
told the woman to leave information with
his elves as to where Sarah was, and he
would see what he could do. Santa thought
of little else the rest of that afternoon. He
knew what he had to do.
"What if it were MY child lying in that
hospital bed, dying," he thought with a sink-


ing heart, "This is the least I can do."
When Santa finished visiting with all the
boys and girls that evening, he retrieved from
his helper the name of the hospital where
Sarah was staying. He asked the assistant
location manager how to get to Children's
Hospital.
"Why?" Rick asked, with a puzzled look
on his face. Santa relayed to him the con-
versation with Sarah's grandmother earlier
that day.
"C'mon...I'll take you there." Rick said
softly. Rick drove them to the hospital and
came inside with Santa. They found out
which room Sarah was in. A pale Rick said
he would wait out in the hall.
Santa quietly peeked into the room
through the half-closed door and saw little
Sarah on the bed. The room was full of
what appeared to be her family; there was
the Grandmother and the girl's brother he
had met earlier that day. A woman whom
he guessed was Sarah's mother stood by the
bed, gently pushing Sarah's thin hair off her
forehead. And another woman who he dis-


covered later was Sarah's aunt, sat in a chair
near the bed with a weary, sad look on her
face. They were talking quietly, and Santa
could sense the warmth and closeness of
the family, and their love and concern for
Sarah.
Taking a deep breath, and forcing a smile
on his face, Santa entered the room, bellow-
ing a hearty, "Ho, ho, ho!"
"Santa!" shrieked little Sarah weakly, as
she tried to escape her bed to run to him, IV
tubes intact.
Santa rushed to her side and gave her a
warm hug. A child the tender age of his own
son 9 years old gazed up at him with won-
der and excitement. Her skin was pale and
her short tresses bore telltale bald patches
from the effects of chemotherapy. But all
he saw when he looked at her was a pair
of huge, blue eyes. His heart melted, and
he had to force himself to choke back tears.
Though his eyes were riveted upon Sarah's
face, he could hear the gasps and quiet sob-
See Miracle Page 5


Port LaBelle CDD, BWCD role clarification


Submitted by Han Mouthaan
The following is in response to two edi-
torials that appeared in the Hendry-Glades
Sunday News of October 31, 2010 dealing
with issues pertaining to the Port LaBelle
Community Development District (PL-
CDD) and the Barron Water Control District
(BWCD). The first one was authored by Mr.
Raoul Bataller and the second one by Ms.
Margaret Pass. Mr. Bataller's account of the
PLCDD points to alleged inadequacies in
the actions of its Board, its: "Lopsided and
mysterious budget," and the unbelievable $
208,000 allocated to the administration and
supervision of an operation of: "Three land-
mowing guys." He implies mismanagement
of funds by the General Manager and the PL-
CDD Board of Supervisors. Both Mr. Bataller
and Ms. Pass have issues with certain budget
items and health insurance benefits paid to
staff members. All such information can be
obtained by the public at the Districts' office.
I wish that I could quote Mr. Bataller's and
Ms. Pass' entire editorials, but that would
take up a lot of space and the editorials are,


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after all, on the public record. Mr. Bataller
and Ms. Pass both advocate the abolishment
of the PLCDD. I wish that more people who
reside or own property within the boundar-
ies of the PLCDD would be pro-active and
attend its Board meetings. They could then
voice their concerns and opinions in a for-
mal fashion so as to influence the action
taken by the Board of Supervisors. Only the
voices of those attending the Board meet-
ings can be heard and if there are indeed
many disgruntled people, I hope that they
will benefit from the following discussion. If
there are concerns about "double taxation"
(paying the County and the PLCDD and
BWCD for the same services) they should
be brought to the attention of the Glades
and Hendry County Governments and the
PLCDD and BWCD Boards at their respec-
tive Board meetings.
My intent is to provide the facts about
both the Port LaBelle Community Develop-
ment District (PLCDD) and the Barron Water
Control District (BWCD). The above authors
elected to paint a distorted picture. I will lay


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out for you, the reader and property own-
ers within the Districts, the charters of both
Districts, their operations and their holdings
as they currently exist. I hope that any mis-
understandings about the operation of and
the need for the services of both Districts are
hereby resolved.
The PLCDD and the BWCD were origi-
nated by the General Development Corpo-
ration, long since defunct, to perform a va-
riety of municipal functions and services as
outlined below. Both districts operate out of
the same office on 3293 Dellwood Terrace,
LaBelle, FL, 33935. Their mailing addresses
are: PLCDD P.O. Box 1605, LaBelle, FL
33975; BWCD P.O. Box 1606, LaBelle, FL
33975.
The PLCDD is a Chapter 190 of the Florida
Statutes, independent, multi-county taxing
district. It was created and approved by the
Florida Land and Water Adjudicatory Com-
mission in September of 1982. It consists of
28,000 acres of land, approximately 3,000
acres of which are mowed 7 times each
year, and 280 miles of paved (driving) lanes


Staff
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.


of private roadways. Its charter and legal de-
scription of its boundaries can be viewed by
the public at the PLCDD office during regular
business hours.
The PLCDD is governed by a 5-person
Board of Supervisors it:
Maintains all of the private roadways in
Port LaBelle and Banyan Village
Mows and maintains all greenbelts
(grass areas alongside the roads) and pas-
sive entertainment areas of Port LaBelle and
Banyan Village.
Trims overhanging trees, when nec-
essary, to provide clearance for mowing
equipment.
Has street lighting installed, where nec-
essary or when requested by residents, and
pays the rental thereof to the electric com-
pany.
Provides mosquito control when need-
ed.
Manufactures and places all street signs
for its private roads.

See Roles Page 5


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
issues.
* 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
about.
* To treat people with courtesy, respect and
compassion.


Caloosa Belle


December 30, 2010







Submitted photo/Cathy Kirby
ff W School Briefs


Walk-a-thon
Coole weather made LES' Dec. 3 Dol-
phin Walk-a-thon perfect. Many par-
ents came to walk. Students collected
pledges for three weeks to raise money
for technology needs. Those who col-
lected the most for primary and inter-
mediate were given a gift card toward
the purchase of new sneakers. Win-
ners were: Emilia Hernandez fourth
grade, and Colton Bass first grade.
Many thanks to the children and to U-
Save, First Bank, Mr. and Mrs. Milks.


Sign up for C.N.A. program
The Edison State College Hendry/Glades
Center Certified Nursing Assistant program
CNA program is a 120 hour course is accept-
ing applications for the Spring Semester.
Applications for Spring enrollment are
being accepted through January 3.
For more information about educational
opportunities at Edison State College, Hen-
dry/Glades Center, please contact Crystal
Saldana at (863) 674-0408.


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Miracle
Continued From Page 4


bing of the women in the room.
As he and Sarah began talking, the fam-
ily crept quietly to the bedside one by one,
squeezing Santa's shoulder or his hand
gratefully, whispering "Thank you" as they
gazed sincerely at him with shining eyes.
Santa and Sarah talked and talked, and she
told him excitedly all the toys she wanted
for Christmas, assuring him she'd been a
very good girl that year.
As their time together dwindled, Santa
felt led in his spirit to pray for Sarah, and
asked for permission from the girl's mother.
She nodded in agreement and the entire
family circled around Sarah's bed, holding
hands. Santa looked intensely at Sarah and
asked her if she believed in angels.
"Oh, yes, Santa... I do!" she exclaimed.
"Well, I'm going to ask that angels watch
over you." he said. Laying one hand on
the child's head, Santa closed his eyes and
prayed. He asked that God touch little Sar-
ah, and heal her body from this disease. He
asked that angels minister to her, watch and
keep her. And when he finished praying, still
with eyes closed, he started singing, softly,
"Silent Night, Holy Night.... all is calm, all is
bright..."
"The family joined in, still holding hands,
smiling at Sarah, and crying tears of hope,
tears of joy for this moment, as Sarah
beamed at them all. When the song ended,
Santa sat on the side of the bed again and
held Sarah's frail, small hands in his own.
"Now, Sarah," he said authoritatively,
"you have a job to do, and that is to concen-
trate on getting well. I want you to have fun
playing with your friends this summer, and
I expect to see you at my house at Mayfair
Mall this time next year!" He knew it was
risky proclaiming that to this little girl who
had terminal cancer, but he "had" to.
He had to give her the greatest gift he
could -- not dolls or games or toys -- but the
gift of HOPE.
"Yes, Santa!" Sarah exclaimed, her eyes
bright. He leaned down and kissed her on
the forehead and left the room. Out in the
hall, the minute Santa's eyes met Rick's, a


look passed between them and they wept
unashamed.
Sarah's mother and grandmother slipped
out of the room quickly and rushed to San-
ta's side to thank him. "My only child is the
same age as Sarah," he explained quietly.
"This is the least I could do." They nodded
with understanding and hugged him.
One year later, Santa Mark was again
back on the set in Milwaukee for his six-
week, seasonal job which he so loves to do.
Several weeks went by and then one day a
child came up to sit on his lap.
"Hi, Santa! Remember me?"
"Of course, I do," Santa proclaimed (as
he always does), smiling down at her. After
all, the secret to being a "good" Santa is to
always make each child feel as if they are the
"only" child in the world at that moment.
"You came to see me in the hospital last
year!"
Santa's jaw dropped. Tears immediately
sprang in his eyes, and he grabbed this little
miracle and held her to his chest. "Sarah!"
he exclaimed. He scarcely recognized her,
for her hair was long and silky and her
cheeks were rosy -- much different from the
little girl he had visited just a year before. He
looked over and saw Sarah's mother and
grandmother in the sidelines smiling and
waving and wiping their eyes.
That was the best Christmas ever for
Santa Claus. He had witnessed -- and been
blessed to be instrumental in bringing about
-- this miracle of hope. This precious little
child was healed. Cancer-free. Alive and
well. He silently looked up to Heaven and
humbly whispered, "Thank you, Father. 'Tis
a very, Merry Christmas!"
If you believe in miracles you will pass
this on...I did! God will never bring you to a
place he cannot bring you through.
Merry Christmas to all and believe in
miracles.
IN GOD WE TRUST.
Dr. Les Morgan is pastor of Caloosa Baptist
Church, located 200 yards behind Flora &
Ella's in LaBelle, on Highway 80. He believes in
miracles!


Purchases/leases and maintains all
equipment to perform the above functions
and services.
Purchases and (legally and safely) stores
all chemicals and fluids to perform said ser-
vices in conjunction with the BWCD.
It is currently under contract to mow all
right-of-ways of Hendry County within the
District's boundaries.
Contracts service providers for all servic-
es that cannot be performed in house.
Mowed the Glades County road right-
of-ways in the recent past. They are cur-
rently mowed by the Glades County Road
Department.
The above functions and services would
not be performed if the PLCDD were to
be phased out. The 2 counties it operates
in would have to be willing to assume the
above functions and services in order for
the residents of the District to continue to
receive the same benefits they have been
accustomed to. It is not very likely that said
counties would be in a position to do so ac-
cording to well informed sources. The cost
of contracting independent companies to
perform all of the functions and services
the PLCDD performs would, most likely, be
much higher than the current cost.
Its current budget (2010-2011) is $
991,136.00 and its Tax Millage Rate is 3.40
per $ 1,000.00 of taxable property value.
Not included in the PLCDD are Laurel Oaks,
Country Village, Oak Haven, Units 4 and 5
in Hendry County and The Villas in Glades
County.
It owns, operates and maintains 1 office
building, 1 service garage/workshop and 2
chemical storage buildings.
Its field equipment consists of 3 trac-
tors with mowers, 2 commercial mowers,
1 dump truck, 1 combination backhoe, 2
pickup trucks, 1 mosquito spray ground
unit, 1 spray tank and 1 chipper.
Its staff is comprised of:
1 Full-time Administrative Assistant, a
salaried position at $ 39,305.00 annually.
1 Full-time Field Superintendant, a sala-
ried position at $ 40,322.00 annually.
1 Full-time Machine Operator at an hour-
ly rate of $ 11.44, overtime rate of $ 17.16.
1 Full-time Machine Operator at an hour-
ly rate of $ 10.09, overtime rate of $ 15.14.
The current Board of Supervisors of the
PLCDD is comprised of Jennifer Derleth
(Chair Person) District seat #2, Robert L.
Marsh (Vice Chair Person) District seat
#4, Nancy V. Imhoff (Treasurer) District
seat #1, Jeff E. McGirt District seat #3 and


Shannon L. Craft District seat #5. Supervi-
sors are elected by property owners of the
District during the General elections for a 4
year term and receive $ 100.00 per month
for their services. District seats #1, 3 and 5
were up for election in the 2010 mid-term
elections and seats # 2 and 4 will be up for
election in 2012. The Board meetings are, as
a rule, held every other month or as needed
at the District Office. They are advertised in
local newspapers and are open to the pub-
lic. The Board appoints an attorney, an engi-
neer and an auditor. It contracts the services
of the BWCD General Manager and Clerical
Assistant/Receptionist through an annually
renewable inter-local agreement between
the PLCDD and the BWCD.
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Take precautions for seasonal flu Community Briefs


With signs that flu is increasing earlier
than usual in some Florida communities,
Florida Department of Health (DOH) offi-
cials are urging residents and visitors to take
precautions to limit their risk of exposure to
seasonal flu.
Seasonal flu is an infection of the respi-
ratory tract caused by the influenza virus.
Compared with most other viral respiratory
infections, such as the common cold, influ-
enza infection often causes a more severe
illness. Symptoms of influenza include head-
ache, fever, cough, body aches or extreme
tiredness.
The following preventive measures can
also help reduce risk of contracting the flu:
Get re-vaccinated every flu season be-
cause flu viruses change each year.
Persons who are sick with flu-like illness
should stay home for at least 24 hours after
fever has subsided without the use of fever-
reducing medicine, except to get medical
care.
Persons with a chronic illness, or who are
pregnant, should contact their health care
provider if they suspect their illness might
be influenza. Health care providers can pre-


scribe antiviral medication.
Everyone should cover his or her nose
and mouth with a tissue when coughing or
sneezing and throw the tissue in the trash
after use. It is advisable to avoid touching
one's eyes, nose and mouth.
Despite being sick or in good health, ev-
eryone should wash his or her hands with
soap and water often. If soap and water are
not available, use an alcohol-based hand
sanitizer.
Regardless of age, persons with chronic
illnesses such as diabetes, heart disease,
asthma, emphysema, chronic obstructive
pulmonary disease (COPD) and cancer
are at higher risk for having a more severe
case of influenza or of suffering from com-
plications caused by influenza. In addition,
people who have neurological and devel-
opmental disorders and who are obese are
also at increased risk of severe influenza.
To locate flu vaccine in your area, contact
a local health care provider or visit: http://
www. doh.state.fl.us/Disease ctrl/immune/
flu/flulocator.htm or contact a local Coun-
ty Health Department http://www.doh.state.
fl.us/chdsitelist.htm.


Obituaries


Emery L. Scribner Jr.
LEEDS, Maine Emery Leon Scribner Jr., 84,
of Rangeley, Maine, died at his daughter's home
in Leeds on Dec. 6, 2010, following a long ill-
ness.
He was born May 30, 1926, at home in Range-
ley Maine, and had been a winter resident of La-
Belle for 38 years.
He was Past Commander of the Rangeley
Lakes Region Legion Post 120 and a charter
member and Past Chaplain of the V.F.W. 10100
Post in LaBelle. He was past correspondent of
Voiture Post 918 40 & 8.
Scrib enjoyed Freemasonry for more than 60
years. He was Master of Kemankeag Lodge 213
AF & AM in Rangeley, Maine, in 1961 and 1970.
He was District Deputy of the 15th Masonic Dis-
trict of Maine in 1964 and 1965 and was elected
to the office of Senior Grand Warden of the
Grand Lodge of Maine AF & AM in 1967. He be-
longed to the York Rite holding office in both
Commandry and Knights Templar. Scrib was a
32nd Degree Scottish Rite Mason as well as a
member of the High 12 International and The
National Sojourners. He was also an honorary
member of both Immokalee and Moore Haven
Masonic Lodges F & AM and a member of La-
Belle Masonic Lodge 379 F & AM from its begin-
ning in 1978 and held offices, including
Chaplain for many years. This past spring he re-
ceived Honorary Perpetual Membership which
was presented to him at his daughter's home in
Maine with his family in attendance.
He belonged to the Franklin County Shrine
Club and was a member of the Kora Kraftsmen
and an Ambassador in the Kora Shrine Temple
in Lewiston, Maine. Scrib was also a Past Patron
in Sherbourne Chapter 117 Order of the Eastern
Star in Maine.
He is survived by his wife, Dorinne; two
daughters, Donna and husband Eric, and Daph
ne; four grandchildren, and several great-grand-
children, nieces and nephews.
Donations may be sent to LaBelle Masonic
Lodge 379 F & AM, P.O. Box 1273, LaBelle, FL
33975.


John Carl Barber, 27
LEHIGH ACRES John Carl Barber, 27, of Le-
high Acres, died Friday, Dec. 24, 2010.
John was born in Lee County on Aug. 2, 1983.
He worked in the Engineering Testing Lab for
Allied Engineering and Testing, Inc.
He was a native of LaBelle and is survived by
his mother, Carlene Beatty Campbell of LaBelle;
his father, Keith Barber of LaBelle; one sister,
Jeannie Barber Wilcher of Clewiston; and one
brother Michael Barber of LaBelle.
Memorial Services were held 5 p.m. Tuesday,
Dec. 28, 2010, in the LaBelle First Church of God
with Rev. Steve Gornoski presiding.
Cremation Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funer-
al Home, LaBelle.

Wilbur Howard, 78
LEHIGH ACRES Wilbur Howard, age 78, of
Lake Junaluska, N.C., presently residing in Le-
high Acres, formerly of LaBelle, passed away
Dec. 21, 2010, in Lehigh Acres.
He was born Dec. 19, 1932, in Fort Myers, the
son of the late William Hickman and the late
Nettie Pearl (Stewart) Howard. Mr. Howard
married Nancy Bailey; she survives. He was a
Postmaster for many years. He served his coun-
try in the United States Navy from October 24,
1951 until October 20, 1955.
Survivors include his wife, Nancy (Bailey) Ho-
ward; two sons: Richard Howard of St. Louis,
Mo., David (Jerri) Howard of Fort Myers; step-
daughter, Sherri (Jeff) Clay, of Culter Bay; one
brother, Kenny (Julia) Howard of Labelle;
grandchildren; Amber, Devin Brandon and Jake.
Services were held 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 27,
2010, in Akin-Davis Funeral Home, LaBelle, with
Rev. Bill Maddox. Interment followed in Fort De-
naud Cemetery, LaBelle. Military Honors were
rendered by the US Navy.
Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home -
LaBelle.


Cowboy Closet open
The Cowboy Closet now has an interac-
tive website at hI' **'' I..-,. I..-. t.webs.
com. This site will list all the days of opera-
tion, and other information. We are open
Tuesday and Thursdays after school, from
2:30-4:30. If you are looking to clean out
items no longer used, feel free to donate
to us, as the proceeds from the sales assist
students with workforce certification exams.
Contact cowboycloset@hendry.kl2.fl.us if
you have any questions.

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

Kiwanis meeting changes
If you are interested in becoming involved
in your community you might be interested
in attending a Kiwanis meeting. Meetings
are 7 a.m. Tuesday at Beef O'Brady's. If you
can't make an early morning meeting, try
an evening meeting the last Tuesday of each
month at Beef O'Brady's; dinner at 5:30
meeting at 6 p.m. For more information you
can call Nell at 863-675-1313.
If you would like additional information
please call Mel Karau, Hendry County Re-
publican Party Chairman, at 675-4063.


IT'S ABOUT RESPECT
IT'S ABOUT DIGNITY
A- IT'S ABOUT LOVE


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Auxiliary serves meal
American Legion Auxiliary Unit 130 serves
food every Tuesday evening in the main hall
during members only bingo, 4:30-7 p.m. Vari-
ety of sandwiches and finger foods $3.50 each,
desserts $1. (Menu varies each week). Public
welcome; 699 Hickpochee Ave. (SR 80).

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



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Community Briefs


County imposes burn
moratorium
PURSUANT TO SECTION 1-9-22 of the
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 per-
mitted by a governmental agency.
The moratorium imposed hereby shall
be effective immediately and shall remain in
effect until further action by the County.

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 comforts providing 1 meal, 1 day a
week.
At the United Way House on Fort Thomp-
son Avenue, a breakfast is provided every
Friday morning through the generosity of
community donations and volunteers. Ad-
ditionally AllPro Home Health provides free
blood pressures monthly.
Approximately 40-45 people are served
weekly.
To help support this program, a car wash
is planned for Saturday, January 8, at our lo-
cal U-Save Market. Come and get the holiday
grime off your vehicle. Let us make it shine!

Quit smoking
If you're ready to quit... We're ready to
help! Come to Southern Gardens, 1820 CR
833, Clewiston, Thursday, January 6, 2011 at
6 p.m.
For more information or to register for
this free program, please call (863) 902-
3019.

Dinner at the Legion
The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 130
is having a roast beef dinner on January 22
from 5-7 p.m. The cost is $8. This is a fund
raiser to buy bricks to be placed at Veterans
Park for local veterans. As usual, the public
is welcome

Donate to Animal Control
Anyone with dog houses or cages they
no longer need is asked to donate them to
LaBelle Animal Control. You can call 675-
3381 for more information.

Cowboy Closet online
Cowboy Closet is now, permanently on-
line! Check out 1hii' * I *'-1,, l ..- t.webs.
com for information on sales and open
dates.
Make sure you check the site for open
dates.
Got items to donate? Help LaBelle High
School Students by donating items to the
store. We can always use quality items for
resale.
Email cowboycloset@hendry.kl 2.fl.us
for more information.


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 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 information.

South Central Florida Car
Club kicks off new season
The South Central Florida Car Club will
kick off the 2011 Cruise in season with Hot
Rods & Hot Dogs in the Park.
All area car enthusiasts are invited to
come out and show off their rides.
We will meet monthly at Baron Park from
5-8 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month.
We welcome everyone to come out and en-
joy the these cars and trucks.
We welcome all makes, models, new,
old and everything in-between.
We will be serving hot dogs with all the
fixings, along with hot and cold drinks.
Also the books are now open for early
registration for the Legends of the Road Su-
per Cruise and Show. This event will be held
on Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011, during Swamp
Cabbage.
If you can't make it on Tuesday, you're are
welcome to join us on the Third Wednesday
of the month at the Popeye's on SR 80 from
5-8 p.m.
For more info please call 863-234-8343 or
863-674-0128.

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

You can be SCF queen,
princess
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 Lang-
ford 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 Dana-Howard-Weekley Ameri-
can Legion Post 130, on SR 80W, for break-
fast the first and third Sundays of every
month from 8-11 a.m.

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


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Caloosa Belle December 30, 2010


Submitted photo
Upcoming pilot
One of LaBelle Airport's newest soon to be pilot, Summer Corbitt, soloed on the
18th of November in her brother's Cessna 172. She has about another 60 days
of training with Flight Instructor Charles Kirkpatrick before she can try for her
private pilot license.


USDA assistance for farmers,

ranchers with losses due to

natural disasters


WASHINGTON, Dec. 15, 2010 Agricul-
ture Secretary Tom Vllsack 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
have:
At least a 10 percent production loss
on a crop of economic significance;
A policy or plan of Insurance under
the Federal Crop Insurance Act or the Non-
Insured 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
Secretary under a Secretarial Disaster Des-
ignation.
Without a Secretarial Disaster Designa-
tion, 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
://www .fsa. usda.gov/sure.
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 Assistant 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 employer.


Church Briefs

Come to New Year's Eve
candlelight service
First Christian Church invites you to a
New Year's Eve Candlelight Communion
Service Friday, Dec. 31, at 7 p.m. After the
service, enjoy the delightful production of
"New Year's Eve at the Bad Habit Club,"
followed by dessert. The church is located
at the corner of Lee and Ford St. For more
information call 675-1366.

Christ the King Lutheran
Church Holiday Services
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.

Gospel Sing at the Big Barn
The Sunny South Trio will be performing
at the Swindle Farm in the big red barn Fri-
day, Jan. 7, at 7 p.m. The address is 7500 W
U.S. 27. There will be sign with a light mark-
ing the location. Heading toward Clewiston
from SR 80, the site is 1.5 miles from the in-
tersection, on the left side of the road.
This event will be held the first Friday of
every month through March.
For more information, contact Judy at
863-983-7256.


Glaucoma


Awareness


Month
January is National Glaucoma Aware-
ness Month and the National Eye Institute,
along with Family Eye Care, is highlighting
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vision.
Glaucoma is a leading cause of prevent-
able vision loss in the United States affect-
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risk groups include anyone over the age of
sixty; blacks and Hispanics over the age of
forty; people of Caribbean-island origin or
descent, diabetics and people who have a
family history of glaucoma. With no early
warning signs of possible vision loss, doc-
tors urge those at higher risk for glaucoma to
get regular dilated eye examinations to help
detect this blinding eye disease.
Glaucoma occurs when the normal
fluid pressure inside the eye progressively
increases, leading to optic nerve damage
and reduced peripheral (side) vision. As the
disease worsens, the field of vision gradually
narrows and blindness may result. No pain
is noted from the increased eye pressure.
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December 30, 2010









Make sure to have a plan for New Year's Safety


by Pat Dobbins
New Year's Eve marks the annual cel-
ebration of bidding farewell to the past year
and welcoming the 365 days ahead. Enjoy
the party, but celebrate safely, using these
tips.
It is imperative that drivers be on high
alert when driving during New Year's Eve.
As well, after that midnight celebration,
designated drivers should pay close atten-
tion to their rear view mirror and take extra
precaution at intersections. Being sober on
New Year's Eve doesn't guarantee that the
other driver is. Many cities have red light
cameras and photo radar but these systems
will not slow down a drunk driver. If erratic
driving is observed, contacting local author-
ities may prevent someone from becoming
a statistic.
Have a Plan for New Year's Eve Safety:
Before the New Year's Eve party starts, it is
everyone's responsibility to plan how they
will get home safely.
Assign a designated driver
Travel to and from the party by using
a cab


Sleep over at the home of the
party host
Ask a sober family member to
drop off and pick up
Travel with a party bus that
drives right to the front door
If someone doesn't have a plan
and indulges in alcohol, they can
call AAA's Tipsy Tow service, which
will help them get home safely Pat
with their vehicle in tow. To check Dobbin
whether the service is available in
a particular region on a specific holiday
weekend, dial 1-800-AAA HELP (1-800-222-
4357).
Think about food safety: Every party
host is used to planning an attractive display
of their party's food and beverage. In addi-
tion to creating an inviting food spread, the
hostess of a New Year's Eve party owes it
to their guests to be sure that the food they
serve is safe. To avoid illness, follow these
tips:
Wash hands before, during and after
food preparation
Don't handle or touch animals before


or during cooking
Cook meats and eggs thor-
oughly
Thoroughly clean/wash uten-
sils and cutting boards after cutting
raw meats before using again
Rinse fresh fruits and vegeta-
bles under running water before
serving.
Keep hot foods hot [140F or
s above] and cold foods cold [40F or
below].
Be smart about flames and fireworks.
Flames and alcohol are dangerous. When
planning for a party, consider the fact that
after a few hours, a portion of their guests
will be feeling invincible, full of alcohol-
inspired energy, and moving clumsily. Plan
accordingly by:
Nixing the real candles. Instead of
burning real candles at a New Year's Eve
party, use battery operated candles for safe,
ambient lighting.
Keeping fireplace, heaters and fire pit
flames under control. Use safety screens at
all times and make sure seating is at a safe


distance from the flame.
If fireworks are part of the plan, ensur-
ing that the individuals shooting off the fire-
works are sober and observe safe handling.
As well, make sure the inebriated guests
aren't too close to the show. It's recom-
mend to always check with the local au-
thority regarding the prevailing laws before
using fireworks.
Keep an eye on your cash and credit
cards. If you choose to celebrate New Year's
Eve at a public place, exercise caution with
cash and credit cards during the evening.
Alcohol tends to alter rational thinking and
wallets can be easily lifted or dropped.
Never leave wallets or purses unattended.
A tab can be set up with a credit card and
the credit card locked in the car, handed
to a designated driving friend, or kept in a
money belt or body wallet.
By using these tips, this New Year's Eve
celebration just might start off the new de-
cade for everyone in the right direction:
Safely, in good health and without incident!
Here's wishing everyone a safe and pros-
perous 2011!


Mobile Mammo coming soon ,. o


Mary Kay Peterson, MD
Director of Women's Imaging
As October Breast Cancer Awareness
rolled around the corner, Radiology Region-
al Center's new service, Mobile Mammo, did
the same. Mobile Mammo is state-of-the-art
digital mammography that eliminates some
barriers by making breast healthcare screen-
ing faster and more convenient for wom-
en. Based on census data, approximately
204,000 women in Lee County are of the age
to be screened, but only 50,000 women are
receiving this preventative healthcare. More
than 50 years of MQSA data prove the bene-
fits of mammography in early detection and
improved survival for early caught breast
cancers. RRC, in its continued commitment
to providing quality, accessible imaging, has
responded to the needs of our community.
Mobile Mammo is a great way to bring
the convenience of annual screening to the
workplace or your community. Employees
or residents may call the site-designated
coordinator to schedule their 20 minute ap-
pointment on a predetermined date or sign
up on the Mobile Mammo Schedule sheet
provided to the coordinator. Additionally Ra-
diology Regional Center has public venues
available to choose from for an appointment
if the Mobile Mammo coach is not assigned
to your community or employer. Look at our
Web site for dates and contact us directly at
239-936-2316 to schedule. No prescription
is necessary for a screening mammogram.
Walk-ins will be accommodated, but sched-
uled times are encouraged. Most insurances
are accepted, both local and out of state,
and discounted pricing is available for self-
pay patients.
The patient will enter the coach and be
greeted in a reception area, where she will
be checked in. Patients will be encouraged
to contact the provider of their last mam-
mogram in advance, if done outside of this


area to obtain priors. Medical releases are
available to download from the www.ra-
diologyregional.com Web site. The patient
will then proceed to a private dressing room
adjacent to the mammography suite. Similar
to our offices, results will be mailed to the
patient and physician within a few working
days. Results are expedited if prior mammo-
grams are readily available for comparison.
The exams are read by local, board-certified
radiologists, including fellowship-trained
Women's Imagers. Every mammogram is
analyzed by computer-aided detection, and
then reviewed by the reading radiologist.
Mammography is proven preventative
healthcare, saving lives and making a dif-
ference in the long-term survival of those
diagnosed with breast cancer. The baseline
mammogram should be performed at age
40, unless the patient is high risk, including
first-degree relative diagnosed premeno-
pausally with breast cancer. Monthly self-
exam and routine annual physician exam is
also part of regular breast healthcare.
Since the initiation of full field digital
mammography, to recent participation in
the national clinical whole breast screening
ultrasound trial, ABUS, to Mobile Mammo,
Radiology Regional Center has continued
to move forward with cutting edge technol-
ogy, a vision for the future and the same high
quality, compassionate care for our patients
that we have provided for more than 35
years.
Look for the Mobile Mammo center at
the Hendry County Health Dept. (1140 Pratt
Blvd.) from 9 a.m.-noon (hours may be
extended if needed) on Thursday, Jan. 27.
People are encouraged to call and schedule
their appointment ahead of time to expedite
their visit if possible. However, walk-ins are
accepted.


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1rj What's old is new again


by Patty Brant
Caloosa Belle
The older some things get, the better we
like them.
Eighty-seven years is a long time. This
world would be almost unrecognizable to
people from 1923, but if they took a drive
down SR 29 south of LaBelle they'd find a
little piece of their world right there at Por-
terfield Oil Co.
This Fry Visible Pump manufactured by
Guarantee Liquid Measure Co, of Rochester,
PA., stands proudly at Porterfield Oil, attract-
ing quite a bit of attention from drivers pass-
ing by. One Gulf Citrus hauler even had to
come back to take a picture of the old gas
pump.
Dean Tanner has brought back to life an
old Crown gas pump with a bright red coat
of paint and a lot of love. In days gone by,
this hand-operated gravity feed pump filled
up many a vehicle with high test at Willie
Espenlaub's old Standard Oil station up in
Venus.
In those days, the operator would use a
handle to crank gas up to the glass top of the
pump where graduated markers showed
the number of gallons pumped. From there
gravity fed the gas into the vehicle.
Dean Tanner was hauling fuel with Por-
terfield Oil in 1961 and Porterfields brought


the old pump down here when the station
got modern pumps. After a while the old
standby was reincarnated and taken out to
Hilliards Gun Shy Ranch for another phase
of its life. It was refitted with a flat top to
prevent temptation for some old cowboy to
use it for target practice.
Eventually, it found its way back to Por-
terfields where it sat idle in a back building
surrounded by other old relics and pieces of
stuff.
When Mr. Tanner found the old pump
in the back at Porterfields, he knew exactly
what it was. It was that same old ten-gallon
pump he fixed up 51 years ago.
"When I saw that thing, I knew what I
had to do," Mr. Tanner recalled with a grin,
and he began another loving overhaul of
that hard working old pump.
He shined it up, prettied it up with a new
coat of paint, then anchored it down into ten
inches of cement out in front of the build-
ing.
Original except for a lighted plastic bulb
at the top marked "Crown" and a new hose,
it's a thing of beauty to many old timers
and a visual touchstone to days gone by for
younger folks. If he finds a Crown bulb for
the top, Mr. Tanner said he'll make the old
pump completely new again. In the mean-
time, he's topped it with a Chevron sign and
displays it for all to see and enjoy.


Caloosa Belle/Patty Brant
Dean Tanner proudly displays the 1923 Fry Visible Pump he rediscovered in an
outbuilding at Porterfield Oli Company and lovingly restored. This vanishing
type of gas pump was a familiar sight to motorists in the early part of the 20th
Century. Older folks yearn for the Good Old Days and a simpler life. Young folks
enjoy the nostalgia, too, and marvel at the ingenious technology their elders
came up with, paving the way for the computer age and $3 per gallon gas.
Everybody shakes their head, thinking about what seems to us to be "cheap"
gasoline of that time.


AT LEFT
Caloosa Belle/Patty Brant
This label gives some
good information about
where this vintage gas
pump came from the
Guarantee Liquid Mea-
sure Company in Roch-
ester, Pa.


ouDmiea pnoTo

Light Up LaBelle winners
It was great to see how many families and businesses decorated this year.
There were many who did not participate in the Chamber's annual Light up
LaBelle's contest, but there were so many to see! The winners in the Resident
category are: First place John and Helen Gallegos, 590 Evans Road; Second
place went to Dana Smith, 2525 Phillips Road. In the business category: First
place went to The Log Cabin BBQ (pictured), 480 Hwy. 80; Second place to
Miss Patty's Formerly Yours Consignment Boutique, 42 Howe Ave.AII entries
were great and it was very hard for the Judges to choose, Thank you to all
and please register again for next year.


Caloosa Belle


December 30, 2010







Celebration for Teen Health Programs at health department


by Brenda Barnes
The mission of the Teen Health Cen-
ter Program is to create an environment
for teens to succeed. Youth ages 12-19 are
eligible to participate in the Teen Health
Programs at Hendry and Glades Counties -
Health Departments. As a way to show ap-
preciation and to celebrate the successes of
the teens over the last year, a dinner was held
in their honor at the James Singleton Build-
ing in LaBelle on Dec. 18. Some of the Teen
Center members helped with the events of
the evening; guests were welcomed by Key-
rone Brown of LaBelle and introductions
were presented by Sar'Liesia Ford of Moore
Haven.
An inspiring reading was presented by
Alquonne Brown of Clewiston and Jonte-
ria Johnson of LaBelle gave the blessing of
the food. This gave the teens an opportunity
to speak in front of a crowd and help build
their confidence.
The guest speaker of the evening was Lee
Pitts, the award winning host and executive
producer of the T.V talk show Lee Pitts Live.
He captivated the audience with his inspir-
ing stories and life-lessons to encourage
the teens that "life can unexpectedly take
you anywhere at any time, but you have
to believe in yourself." Lee, who is in high
demand on the speaking circuit, is a unique
success story in his own right. He is an inter-
nationally renowned swim instructor and a
bank vice president. He received his Bach-
elors Degree in Business from Talladega Col-
lege and a Masters in Economics from Clark
Atlanta University. In 1994, he was selected


to Who's Who in African- American History.
Ebony magazine named him one of Ameri-
ca's most outstanding bachelors. He has re-
ceived: NAACP Image Awards, Hodge Uni-
versity Diversity Excellence Award and the
Southwest Florida Peoples Choice Awards.
The motto for Lee Pitts Live is: 'Those who
say it can't be done are usually interrupted
by those who are doing it.' "
Honorable guests of the evening were
Janet B. Taylor Commissioner, Hendry
County, and LaSheba Travis Teen Health
Program Manager. The dinner was prepared
by Valerie Nelson of Moore Haven.
Commissioner Taylor congratulated the
teens on their successes and thanked them
for allowing her to be a part of their celebra-
tion. LaSheba Travis said, "We were hon-
ored to have Emmy-award winning local talk
show host, Mr. Lee Pitts and Hendry County
Commissioner Janet Taylor to celebrate the
spirit of the holidays with us."
One goal of the Teen Health Center is to
provide teens with health education, coun-
seling and medical services in a confidential
setting that encourages participation, in-
volvement and learning.
The Teen Health Center program pro-
vides services to youth 12-19 years of age
in the communities within Hendry and
Glades Counties. Other educational topics
include puberty, diet and nutrition, commu-
nity involvement, volunteer service, conflict
resolution, career development, job skills,
self-esteem, decision-making, creative self-
expression, abstinence, risk of pregnancy,
drug and alcohol use.


ouDmiuea pnoTo
LaSheba Travis, Lee Pitts, Commissioner Janet Taylor and the teens.

Community Brief

Salvation Army open longer
The Salvation Army of LaBelle has extending its hours on Wednesdays only. It is now
open from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on Wednesdays. Regular hours for Monday, Tuesday, Thursday,
and Friday will still be 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
All clients requiring assistance in Spanish are asked to schedule an appointment with
Angie. She is available Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Please feel free to call if you have any
questions 863-674-1441.


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Care Center (in LaBelle). We need your financial support.
THERE ARE MANY WAYS YOU CAN GIVE:
Provide a naming opportunity
Want to name an area of our facility after your family or friend? Check out our list of
naming possibilities with their associated dollar amounts.
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will be displayed at the entrance of the new Emergency Department.)
Give a Pledge
Complete a pledge commitment form where you can give a one-time gift or designate
yearly installment payments.
For more information on how you can "Give the Gift of Good Health,"
call 863-983-2735.
(To donate on-line, go to www.hendryregional.org and access the foundation page.)
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December 30, 2010


Caloosa Belle




12 Caloosa Belle December 30, 2010

2010 the Year in Review


January 7, 2010
On January 4, at approximately 6:20 p.m,
Hendry County Sheriff's Office was inves-
tigating a shooting in Pioneer Plantation.
There they found 30-year-old Shelton Ray
Dunlap, Jr. lying on the ground in the front
yard. Emergency personnel pronounced him
dead on the scene from a gunshot wound.
Good Will Industries opened up "Palmet-
to Ranch," an apartment complex for peo-
ple with disabilities, These accessible apart-
ments are constructed with amenities such
as roll-in showers, lowered countertops,
widened doorways, and assistance railings.
A planned "phase two" will provide 14 addi-
tional HUD-Approved units for people with
disabilities.

January 14
Wildlife Officer Anthony "Tony" Curella
and Park Ranger Mike Murmahan saved an
injured mature bald eagle in the Picayune
Strand. They took the bird to the Conservan-
cy of Southwest Florida for rehabilitation.

January 21
Area farmers and growers were reeling
from a severe freeze. According to County
Agent Gene McAvoy of the University of
Florida's Cooperative Extension Service,
freezing conditions socked over $100 mil-
lion in damages to agricultural interests in
the five-county area. Hendry County's share
was about 40 percent of that with vegetables
being hit hardest.

January 28
A total of three people had already died
on Hendry County roads in 2010. Troopers
said alcohol was a factor in the latest fa-
talities, which occurred just Jan. 23 about
12:43 a.m. on CR 835 north of Hookers Point
Road.

February 4
Depositors were a little queasy about
the closing of Florida Community Bank by
the Florida Office of Financial Regulation,
but customers did not see any changes in
their banking business. All deposits at FCB
were transferred to Premier American Bank
NA, which has a national charter. Premier
American Bank took control of all eleven
FCB branches, including the main office in
Immokalee and the LaBelle branch, at the
close of business on Jan. 29.
The Hendry County School Board ex-
pressed the school district's gratitude to its
non-instructional personnel, saying, "We
could not do what we do without the kind
of work you do on day to day basis." At the
annual Hendry County School Related Em-
ployee luncheon Jan. 27 each public school
honored a non-instructional employee as its
choice for the award. LaBelle High School's
Melissa Hegley School was selected as the
School Related Employee of the Year for the
District.

February 11
For Hendry County, the Golden Apple
Teacher of the Year was LaBelle Middle
School's Karen Johnson. A Spanish I teacher


and Media Specialist, she has been a teacher
for five years. During that time she said she
has learned well the lessons her students
had to teach, in turn allowing her to become
a better teacher.

February 18
Four Hendry County "first year" teachers
were presented "Brilliant Orange" Awards in
recognition of their outstanding classroom
performances during the 2009-2010 school
year. Recognized were: Priseilla Canales, a
third grade teacher from Central Elementary
School in Clewiston: Stephanie Williams,
a second grade teacher from Westside El-
ementary in Clewiston; Michelle Zimmerly,
a second grade teacher from Upthegrove
Elementary in LaBelle and Tobe Smith, a
Clewiston High School Exceptional Student
Education (ESE) teacher.

February 25
Royal smiles came from the 2010 SCF
Queen and Princesses. They were: Miss La-
Belle Callie Burley (also talent winner and
Most Photogenic), Marlana Nelson (co-win-
ner of second runner up and Miss Congeni-
ality), and Mallory Noelle Allen (first runner
up).
Princess winners were: Princess Kayla
Keller (also co-winner of the talent category
and Miss Congeniality), Second Runner-Up
and Most Photogenic Alari Davis Foutch, and
Briann Curry (first runner-up and co-winner
of the talent category)

March 4
After 40 years on the Hendry County
Board of Supervisors for Soil and Water, for-
merly the Soil Conservation District, Natural
Resource Conservation Service) Jack Paul
retired. The board recently presented him
with a plaque for outstanding and dedicated
service to the Hendry County Soil and Water
Conservation District.
From Jan. 1970 through Jan. 2010, Mr.
Paul was one of the organization's guiding
hands at a time when water conservation
became of supreme importance.

March 8
Hendry County's new EDC director Rog-
er Harrison understands just how tricky the
economy can be. It's a delicate balance of
ingredients not so easy to quantify.
With the vast majority of small business-
es in Hendry County providing 50-100 jobs,
small business is the backbone of the com-
munity.

March 25
New Economic Development Council
Director Roger Harrison and board member
Emily Bates received the city's blessing to
close Fort Thompson Ave. from Bridge Street
to Main, March 30, from 5-9 for a Night on
the Town event. The event included about
18 local vendors who will set up booths and
tables along the street.
Guardians ad Litem (GAL) were search-
ing for volunteers. Volunteers step in on
behalf of the child. Guardians speak as an
independent voice for a child caught up in


the court system.
Guardians are assigned to children who
are the victims of abuse, neglect and aban-
donment not custody cases. If it is deter-
mined that a child caught up in abuse or
neglect cases should be removed from the
home, he or she will be placed with a rela-
tive if possible. Barring that, the child will be
placed in a foster home or possibly a shelter
to safeguard them. In any case, it's a scary
prospect for a child, to be taken out of the
life they know even if it's abusive and
placed in a strange environment.

April 1
A very insecure future for Hendry County
was beginning to show some important
signs of regeneration. First, the commission-
ers approved an 81 percent tax abatement of
county taxes over nine years for a company
called Southeast Renewable Fuels, LLC. The
company planned to provide 47 jobs and in-
vest some $90 million in a refinery to make
ethanol from sweet sorghum. The sorghum
would be grown on leased property with
sandy soil in Hendry County.
In addition, another 40-some jobs could
be provided outside the refinery in ancillary
positions like drivers and farm support.

April 8
Tuesday, March 30, county commission-
ers approved a proposal that could provide
heavy recreational opportunities for the area
on 374 acres at the north side of SR 82 in


Felda at the Hendry/Lee county line.

April 15
People gathered in small knots Tuesday,
April 13, along the Caloosahatchee River
for a chance to place themselves 500 years
back in history for just a few minutes. Rep-
licas of two of the three ships Christopher
Columbus sailed on his 1492 voyage to the
New World, the Nina and the Pinta, sailed
serenely past on a modern-day voyage. This
time, the object of the voyage is education,
rather than exploration.
The Christopher Columbus Foundation,
based in the British Virgin Islands, built
the Nina in commemoration of the 500th
anniversary of Columbus' 1492 voyage.
April 22
At their April 13 meeting, the Hendry
County commissioners took huge strides to-
ward opening sections in the west section
of the county to orderly development, begin-
ning with the Gardinier and Rodina projects.
These two far-reaching developments will
eventually change the face of western Hen-
dry County.
First, they approved amendments to the
West Hendry Area Plan,
Also on the west side of the county, the
proposed Gardinier project found favor with
the commissioners. Also known as the SR
82 Mixed Use District, it is located in the
southwest corner of the county on the north
side of SR 82.
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2010 the Year in Review


Review
Continued From Page 12

The "long term visionary" project enom-
passes 25,825 acres on the west side of SR
29, south of SR 80 and near the area of Le-
High Acres within Hendry County.

May 5
Meeting at the new Emergency Opera-
tions Center, the Hendry County Board of
County Commissioners gave the go-ahead
for Alico to develop a very unique and im-
portant sand deposit on its property off Keri
Road.
The county finally had its day Tuesday,
April 27, proudly displaying its new state-
of-the-art Emergency Operations Center
facility. Located just off SR 80 past Berry's
old facility, the 10,781 square foot-complex
is everything Hendry County officials could
have wanted.

May 13
Florida Department of Transportation
(FDOT) would be closing the bridge July
5 through August 8 to make the $5 million


in repairs experts say will extend the life of
the bridge about 15 years. Funding for the
repairs came from FDOT sources.
The project begins June 1 with an early
2011 projected finish. The bridge would be
closed 24/7 July 5-Aug. 8.

May 20
The City of LaBelle was awaiting confir-
mation that USDA funding to help build its
new reverse osmosis water treatment plant.
It looked like some federal stimulus money
might make its way here for the plant.
At the city's May meeting, Applied Tech-
nology Management's (ATM), Tim Taylor
told the board that funding for the new wa-
ter treatment plant was coming together.
The city still needed site certification, verify-
ing that it owned or was in control of the
site. The city had the deep injection well and
construction permits in hand and several
more are in process.

May 27
National Law Enforcement Week ended
with a community celebration of local law
enforcement May 22, at the Sheriff's Gun
Range in Pioneer Plantation.
Sheriff Steve Whidden recognized Hen-


County looks at lease


by Patty Brant
Caloosa Belle
The county administrator also reported
that the Courthouse Square lease of office
space will end Sept. 20, 2011, at $340,000
per year. The public defender, probation
and county administration are located
there. Facility owner Scott Royal is propos-
ing to decrease the rent to $224,000 per
year if the Department of Children & Fami-
lies stays where it is.
Other options for the county is to relo-
cate its offices to the DCF building; or to
leave administration where it is and move
the public defender and probation to the A
frame on Bridge Street that currently hous-
es sheriff's personnel. The sheriff's office
plans to move many of its departments to
a new location in Port LaBelle.
Commissioner Tris Chapman railed
against the "onerous" amount of rent the
county has been paying on the lease and
feels at this point the county is "in the
driver's seat." He wants the county to ne-
gotiate for the best rent and purchase offer
from the owner.

Behavioral Services
Joe Hosick, Chief Executive Officer of
the Hendry/Glades Behavioral Health Ser-
vices reported on his agency's IRS issues.
He began by explaining that his center has
cut expenses in several ways, including de-
creasing staff hours to 35 per week.
He said he inherited the tax problem
from the center's prior administration for
1998, 1999 and 2000. Apparently, those


tax returns were prepared by the auditor,
but either not submitted or lost by the IRS.
Either way, the center faces $430,000 in
penalties originally. That amount had been
reduced to $20,000. An $18,000 payment
this year cut it deeper.
Errors on their quarterly 941 tax reports,
resulting on underpayment of taxes. After
the center amended these reports, the IRS
forgave most of the debt and the center is
requesting an appeal of the final claims
which may contain errors by the IRS.

Moratorium on pain clinics
The commissioners passed a one-year
moratorium on pain management clinics
in the unincorporated county, 5-0. During
that time the county will consider specific
regulations for pain management clinics.
The board in concerned that some estab-
lishments might dispense medications im-
properly, contributing to increased crime
and undermining the economic health of
the county.
Commissioners hope the cities of
Clewiston and LaBelle will pass similar or-
dinances.

Board reorganizes
Commissioner Janet Taylor passed the
gavel over to Commissioner Darrell Harris
at the Dec. 14 county commission meet-
ing, designating him as the new chair for
2011. The board's annual reorganization of
duties took place that evening.


dry County officers who have died in the line
of duty: Sheriff Earl S. Dyess Sr., who died in
the line of duty in 1980; Sgt. Michael Home,
who died as he was ending his shift in Janu-
ary 2009; and Deputy Brian Haas, who was
killed in a crash as he responded to a call in
April 2004.
Ag Deputy Archie Maynard died Dec. 23,
2007, and Deputy Carl Hilgenburg on Dec.
26, 2007, were also recognized.
The sheriff also presented department
awards.
LaBelle High School Valedictorian was
Emily Hull. Savannah Smith was named Sa-
lutatorian.

June 3
Gas taxes in Hendry County would con-
tinue at the same level. After discussion at
the May 27 Hendry County Commission
meeting, the board opted to continue the 1-6
cents levy for another six years, until August
31, 2016. Hendry levies nine of the allowable
12 cents in local option gas taxes.

June 10
Hendry County Economic Development
Director Roger Harrison was taking that
message across the ocean to eager Euro-
pean businessmen at a trade conference in
Potsdam, Germany, June 11.
The delegation included Glades County
EDC Director Tracy Whirls and Florida's
Heartland Rural Economic Development
Initiative (FHREDI) Executive Director Lynn


Topel.

June 17
City water customers would have to bite
the bullet over the next couple years to pay
for the new water treatment plant.
City commissioners found they would
have to raise basic water rates (6,000 gallons
per month) $10 per month for the coming
year, another $10 per month the following
year and $15 per month the third year.
Holocaust survivors Hella and Heinz
Wartski offered personal insight into history
at an Edison State College event focusing on
that dark period. The couple lived in Naples,
but the scars from 60 years ago had not
gone away.

June 24
The Governor's Office of Tourism, Trade
and Economic Development approved the
application by the Hendry County Board of
County Commissioners for the Helms Road
Extension Project to participate in the Com-
munity Contribution Tax Credit Program.
Other sponsored projects in Hendry
County included the State Road 80 Widen-
ing Project, the Hendry LaBelle Community
Civic Park (Soccer Park), the LaBelle Heri-
tage Museum, the Clewiston Museum, the
Harlem Community Civic Park, the Harlem
Library, the LaBelle Regional Sports Park
Complex (Forrey Park) and Edison State
College.





Caloosa Belle


December 30, 2010


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$169,000 SR 80 Corner /2 Ac, B- home w/pool on Oxbow w/dock
I w/billboard income, on double lot
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* Safely inspect, maintain, troubleshoot,
install and repair either in part or in
whole equipment such as conveyors, en-
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Habla Espanol.
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Custom Home 3br/2ba,
1700 sq ft. Garage, fire-
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in town. Very nice
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rental. $900 monthly
with $600 deposit.
Kenny 863-673-4325

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$695 mo. 863-675-0104


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Porches. Very Large
kitchen. $530 mo.
863-675-0104

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December 30, 2010


UNITED STATES

SUGAR
CORPORATION

MAINTENANCE PLANNER
Agricultural

The primary role of the maintenance
planner is to improve work force pro-
ductivity and work quality through
proper planning and coordination of
parts, machine time, and labor. This
position is responsible for:
* Planning and scheduling all mainte-
nance work performed in the as-
signed area and coordination
between operations and mainte-
nance.
* Serves as the principal contact be-
tween maintenance and operations
in the assigned area.
* Prepares detailed job plans with
task specific instructions.
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while meeting applicable safety re-
quirements.
* Develops and coordinates the
maintenance work schedules.
* Estimating job cost including labor,
materials, and contract service re-
quirements.
* Plans and schedules Preventive
and Predictive Maintenance in part-
nership with the Reliability Engi-
neer.
* Provides analysis and reporting of
maintenance performance results
including leading and lagging met-
rics.

Knowledge and Skills:

Strong organizational skills. Strong
computer skill including experience in
effectively utilizing a Computerized
Maintenance Management System
(SAP) Inventory control experience
preferred. Familiarity with different
types of agricultural equipment in-
cluding rolling stock (tractors, har-
vesters, implements, vehicles, etc.),
pump and power units and conveyor
systems is a plus.

ABOUT US SUGAR
CORPORATION

United States Sugar Corporation is
one of America's largest diversified,
privately held agribusiness firms. We
are employee owned and headquar-
tered on the southern shore of Lake
Okeechobee between Fort Myers and
West Palm.

Email: Jdooley(ussugar.com

Apply online at www.ussugar.com


Employment
Full Time


Employment
Full Time


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



Newly remodel com-
mercial building, ap-
prox. 1400 sq ft. 462 S.
Bridge St 863-675-4485




A Load & Lock
Storage
5775 SR 80 LaBelle, FL
863-674-1876
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
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LABELLE RENT-A-SPACE
Cowboy Way & Kennedy
Blvd. Month hly includes
tax: 5'x10' $42.80;
8'x10' $53.50;10'x10'
$58.85; 8'x25 $96.30;
24 hr access $25
returnable key deposit.
863-675-2392
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in the classified



LaBelle 3 Bdrm and 2
Bdrm, Large deck, Oak
trees, A/C. From
$130-160/wk, $200 sec.
dep. Call 863-673-5704

Mobile 3br/2bath in
excellent condition lo-
cated in North LaBelle.
$475 monthly, $200 de-
posit Ready to move in
863-673-4325



Aqua Isles 2 bedroom,
2 full bath mobile, Flori-
da and utility room. Un-
furnished with
appliances $7000 obo
863-673-4599

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Starting at $18,000
Mobile Home Angels
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NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS
Florida Department of Transportation Project
Bids will be received by the District One Office untl 2:00 RM. on Thursday,
January 20, 2011, for the following Proposals:
E1J24- A Certification of Qualification is not required for Cleaning and Re-
shaping Roadside and Outfall Ditches in Desoto, Hardee, Manatee, & Sara-
sota Counties. Budget Estimate: $316,000.00
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Removal in Manatee & Sarasota Counties. Budget Estimate: $42,000.00
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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Ella III LLC holder of the following cer-
bficate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The
certificate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name
in which it was assessed are as follows:
CERT. NAMEIN
NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
3441 2007 4104329-09022910360 Rollin Virgileand MarcelineVirgile
Lot 36 in Block 2291, of Port LaBelle Unit 9, according to the plat thereof re-
corded in Plat Book 3, page 144, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida.
Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner.
Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record.
All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property de-
scribed in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk's
Office, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00
A.M., on the Second Thursday in the month of February, 2011, which
is the 10th day of February, 2011.
Dated this 22nd day of December, 2010.
Barbara S. Buter
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida
374819 CN 12/30/10;1/6,13,20/11

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33430, anticipates receiving bids for the Clerk of Courts building at the West
County Detenbon 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-
cluding instructions to bidders, bid forms, schedule, and scope of work.
Moss 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
Beach County Office of Small Business Assistance.
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NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
HENDRY COUNTY TOURIST DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL
Notice is hereby given that the Hendry County Tourist Development Council
will hold a regular meeting Thursday, January 6th 'nil h-. ,nnin-, f 3:00
p.m. at the Clewiston Museum, 109 Central Ave., 1: r ., i. :: 4 If a
quorum is not established, the alternative date is Thursday, January 13th,
2011 at 3:00 pm. This meeting is open to the public. The meeting site is
accessible by the disabled.
If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board with respect
to any matter considered at such meeting or hearing, he/she will need a
record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to
ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record in-
cludes the testmony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.
Hendry County
Tourist Development Council
Karson Turner, Chairman
374388 CN 12/30/2010


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Ella III LLC holder of the following cer-
tificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The
certificate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name
in which it was assessed are as follows:
CERT. NAME IN
NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
3187 2007 4104329-06023460070 Elidieu H. and Marie D. Alexis
Lot 7, Block 2346, Port LaBelle Unit 6, according to the plat thereof record-
ed in Plat Book 3, page 109, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida.
Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner.
Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record.
All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property de-
scribed in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk's
Office, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00
A.M., on the Second Thursday in the month of February, 2011, which
is the 10th day of February, 2011.
Dated this 22nd day of December, 2010.


374813 CN 12/30/10;1/6,13,20/111


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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TA
Chapter 197.512 Florida Stati
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Ella III LLC hold
tificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to b
certificate number, year of issuance, description of
in which it was assessed are as follows:
CERT. N.
NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH
3015 2007 4104329-03021300210 Jorge Ch
Lot 21 in Block 2130, Port LaBelle Unit 3, according
corded in Plat Book 3, page 73, Public Records of He
Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not own
Subject to existing easements and right of ways of
All of said property being in the County of Hendry,
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according
scribed in such certificate will be sold to the highest
Office, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBe
A.M., on the Second Thursday in the month of F
is the 10th day of February, 2011.
Dated this 22nd day of December, 2010.


374809 ON 12/30/10;1/6,13,20/111


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TA
Chapter 197.512 Florida Stati
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Ella III LLC hold
tificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to b
certificate number, year of issuance, description of
in i whlch it wsc assessed are as follows:I


Barbara S. Bufer
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida





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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Ella III LLC holder of the following cer-
tificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The
certificate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name
in which it was assessed are as follows:
CERT. NAME IN
NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
2984 2007 4104329-03021180190 Sherrel Foster

Lot 19 in Block 2118, Port LaBelle Unit 3, according to the plat thereof re-
corded in Plat Book 3, page 73, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida.
Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner.
Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record.
All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property de-
scribed in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk's
Office, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00
A.M., on the Second Thursday in the month of February, 2011, which
is the 10th day of Febmary, 2011.
Dated this 22nd day of December, 2010.


1374806 ON 12/30/10;1/6,13,20/11


Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Ella III LLC holder of the following cer-
tificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The
certificate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name
in which it was assessed are as follows:
CERT. NAME IN
NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
2994 2007 4104329-03021200020 Sherrel Foster

Lot 2 in Block 2120, Port LaBelle Unit 3, according to the plat thereof re-
corded in Plat Book 3, page 73, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida.
Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner.
Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record.
All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property de-
scribed in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk's
Office, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00
A.M., on the Second Thursday in the month of February, 2011, which
is the 10th day of Febmary, 2011.
Dated this 22nd day of December, 2010.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida
374805 CN 12/30/10;1/6,13,20/111


ed by prior owner. NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
recor. Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
State of Florida.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Ella III LLC holder of the following cer-
to law, the property de- tificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The
;t bidder at the Clerk's certificate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name
lie, Florida, at 11:00 In which it was assessed are as follows:
February 2011, which
CERT NAME IN
NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
Barbara S. Butler 3521 2007 4104329-09023260450 Bradley Residential, LLC
Clerk of Circuit Court Deano's Full Service, Inc.
Hendry County, Florida
Lot 45 in Block 2326, of Port LaBelle Unit 9, according to the plat thereof re-
corded in Plat Book 3, page 144, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida.
Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner
SSubject to existing easements and right of ways of record.
All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property de-
X DEED scribed in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk's
Office, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00
utes A.M., on the Second Thursday in the month of February, 2011, which
is the 10th day of Febmary, 2011.
er of the following cer- Dated this 22nd day of December, 2010.
be issued thereon. The Barbara S. Butler
property and the name Clerk of Circuity FCorida
Hendry County, Florida


CERT. NAME IN
NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
2158 2007 1144334-A0000610000 Ervin A. Kelting, Jr.
Beginning at the Southwest corner of Section 14, Township 43 South,
Range 34 East, Hendry County, Florida and run N 89 degrees E 1132.1 feet
to the point of beginning; thence run N 89 degrees E 190 feet; thence run
North 00 degrees E 489.5 feet; thence run S 89 degrees W 190 feet;
thence run S 00 degrees E 489.44 feet to the point of beginning. Subject
to a public canal easement 20 feet wide as measured at right angles, along
the East boundary thereof and subject to a public road easement 30 feet
wide, as measured at right angles along the South boundary thereof
Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner
Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record.

All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property de-
scribed in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk's
Office, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00
A.M., on the Second Thursday in the month of February, 2011, which
is the 10th day of February, 2011.
Dated this 22nd day of December, 2010.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida
374802 CN 12/30/10;01/6,13,20/11


374820CN 12/30/10;1/6,13,20/111


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Ella III LLC holder of the following cer-
tificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The
certificate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name
in which it was assessed are as follows:
CERT. NAME IN
NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
3120 2007 4104329-06021870070 Olege Seulmot

Lot 7, Block 2187, Port LaBelle Unit 6, according to the plat thereof record-
ed in Plat Book 3, page 109, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida.
Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner.
Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record.
All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property de-
scribed in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk's
Office, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00
A.M., on the Second Thursday in the month of February, 2011, which
is the 10th day of February, 2011.
Dated this 22nd day of December, 2010.


1374812 CN 12/30/10;1/6,13,20/11


Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Ella III LLC holder of the following cer-
tificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The
certificate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name
in which it was assessed are as follows:
CERT. NAME IN
NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
3026 2007 4104329-03021330130 Sonia E. McDonald and
Everton McDonald
Lot 13, Block 2133, Port LaBelle Unit 3, according to the plat thereof record-
ed in Plat Book 3, page 63, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida.
Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner.
Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record.
All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property de-
scribed in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk's
Office, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00
A.M., on the Second Thursday in the month of February, 2011, which
is the 10th day of February, 2011.
Dated this 22nd day of December, 2010.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida
374810 CN 12/30/10;1/6,13,20/111


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Ella III LLC holder of the following cer-
tificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The
certificate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name
in which it was assessed are as follows:
CERT. NAME IN
NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
1080 2007 1144432-A0000060000 Jesus Pastor Benitez
The West '2 of the Northeast '4 of the Northwest '4 of the Northeast '4 of
the Northeast /4, excluding R/W, Tract 3571, Montura Ranch, Secton 14,
Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida.
Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner.
Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record.
All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property de-
scribed in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk's
Office, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00
A.M., on the Second Thursday in the month of Febmary, 2011, which
is the 10th day of February, 2011.
Dated this 22nd day of December, 2010.


374801 CN 12/30/10;01/6,13,20/11


Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Frank P. Harben and June E. Harben,
the holders of the following certificate has filed said certificate for a tax
deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number, year of issuance, de-
scription of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows:
CERT. NAME IN
NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
234 2007 1194428-A0000650000 Katherine Cole, Marlene Perry
and William Eckroate
The East '2 of the Northeast '4 of the Northwest '4 of the Southwest '4 of
the Southwest '4 of Section 19, Township 44 South, Range 28 East, Hendry
County, Florida.
Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner.
Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record.
All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property de-
scribed in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk's
Office, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00
A.M., on the Second Thursday in the month of February, 2011, which
is the 10th day of February, 2011.
Dated this 22nd day of December, 2010.


1374796 CN 12/30/10;01/06,13,20/11


Barbara S. Bufter
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Ella III LLC holder of the following cer-
bficate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The
certificate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name
in which it was assessed are as follows:
CERT. NAME IN
NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
268 2007 1304428-A001960000 Michael D. Kelly and
Sylvia C. Kelly
The East 12 of the Northwest 14 of the Southeast 14 of the Southwest 14 of
the Southwest '4 of Secton 30, Township 44 South, Range 28 East, Hendry
County, Florida.
Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner.
Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record.
All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property de-
scribed in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk's
Office, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00
A.M., on the Second Thursday in the month of February, 2011, which is
the 10th day of February, 2011.
Dated this 22nd day of December, 2010.


374797 CN 12/30/10;01/06,13,20/11


Barbara S. Buuer
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Ella III LLC holder of the following cer-
bficate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The
certificate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name
in which it was assessed are as follows:
CERT. NAME IN
NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
3213 2007 4104329-07022070170 James Anthony Prieto and
Jesus Miguel Prieto
Lot 17, Block 2207, of Port LaBelle Unit 7, a subdivision according to the
plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, page 116, Public Records of Hendry
County, Florida.
Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner.
Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record.
All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property de
scribed in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk's
Office, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00
A.M., on the Second Thursday in the month of February, 2011, which
is the 10th day of February, 2011.
Dated this 22nd day of December, 2010.


374817 CN 12/30/10;1/6,13,20/11


Barara S. Buter
Clerk ofCircuit Court
Hendry County, Florida


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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Ella III LLC holder of the following cer-
tificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The
certificate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name
in which it was assessed are as follows:
CERT. NAME IN
NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
3218 2007 4104329-07022080040 Roland Nembhard and
Glenis Nembhard
Lot 4, Block 2208, of Port LaBelle Unit 7, a subdivision according to the plat
thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, page 116, Public Records of Hendry
County, Florida.
Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner.
Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record.
All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property de-
scribed in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk's
Office, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00
A.M., on the Second Thursday in the month of February, 2011, which
is the 10th day of February, 2011.
Dated this 22nd day of December, 2010.


374818 CN 12/30/10;1/6,13,20/11


Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Denton II LLC holder of the following
certificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The
certificate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name
in which it was assessed are as follows:
CERT. NAME IN
NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
3002 2007 4104329-03021240200 Brigitta J. Moerkerken

Lot 20, Block 2124, of Port LaBelle Unit 3, a subdivision according to the
plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, page 73, of the Public Records of
Hendry County, Florida.
Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner.
Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record.
All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property de-
scribed in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk's
Office, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00
A.M., on the Second Thursday in the month of February, 2011, which
is the 10th day of February, 2011.
Dated this 22nd day of December, 2010.


374808 CN 12/30/10;1/6,13,20/11


Barbara S. Buuer
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Denton II LLC holder of the following
certificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The
certifcate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name
in which it was assessed are as follows:


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Ella III LLC holder of the following cer-
tificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The
certificate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name
in which it was assessed are as follows:
CERT. NAME IN
NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
2998 2007 4104329-03021220090 Alanic Group LLC

Lot 9 in Block 2122, Port LaBelle Unit 3, a subdivision according to the plat
thereof as recorded in Plat Book 3, page 73, Public Records of Hendry
County, Florida.
Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner
Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record.
All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property de-
scribed in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk's
Office, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00
A.M., on the Second Thursday in the month of February, 2011, which
is the 10th day of Febmary, 2011.
Dated this 22nd day of December, 2010.


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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TA
Chapter 197.512 Florida Stati
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Ella III LLC hold
tificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to b
certificate number, year of issuance, description of
in which it was assessed are as follows:
CERT. NAME
NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH AS
981 2007 1134432-A0000120100 Owen W
The North 1/2 of the Southeast 14 of the Southwest
of the Northeast /4 of Section 13, Township 44
Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement fo
East 30 feet thereof Also known as Tract 5638, Mo
unrecorded subdivision.
Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not own
Subject to existing easements and right of ways of
All of said property being in the County of Hendry,
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according
scribed in such certificate will be sold to the highest
Office, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBe
A.M., on the Second Thursday in the month of F
is the 10th day of Febmary, 2011.
Dated this 22nd day of December, 2010.


374799 CN 12/30/10;01/6,13,20/11


Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida


X DEED


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Ella III LLC holder of the following cer-
tificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The
certificate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name
in which it was assessed are as follows:
CERT. NAME IN
NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
3191 2007 4104329-070000A0030 Bissoonial Bedaisee
Tract A, Block 2262, Port LaBelle Unit 7, a subdivision according to the plat
thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, page 116, of the Public Records of Hendry
County, Florida, more particularly described as follows: Begin at the SW
corner of Tract A North 0 degrees West 350 feet North 89 degrees East
340.91 feet South 12 degrees East 313.1 feet South 77 degrees West
207.83 feet- SWLY to POB.
Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner.
Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record.
All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property de-
scribed in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk's
Office, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00
A.M., on the Second Thursday in the month of February, 2011, which
is the 10th day of February, 2011.
Dated this 22nd day of December, 2010.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida
374816 CN 12/30/10;1/6,13,20/111


utes NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
er of the following cer- Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
*e issued thereon. The
property and the name NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Jo Louise Harben/Jayme Claire Col-
lins Trustees holder of the following certificate has filed said certificate for
a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number, year of issuance,
IN description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as fol-
SSESSED lows:
'oods
CERT. NAME IN
1/4 of the Northeast 1/4 NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
South, Range 32 East, 678 2007 1-15-44-29-AOO-0002-0300 Carl Pendry & Diana Pendry
r an access road of the
ntura Ranch Estates, an Begin at the Northwest corner of Section 15; thence N 90 00'00" E,
1799.82 feet, thence S 01 0240" E, 4928.90 feet to the point-of-beginning;
thence S 89 56'05" E, 660.00 feet; thence N 00 03'55" E, 165.00 feet;
red by prior owner thence N 89 56'05" W, 660.00 feet; thence S 00 03'55" W, 165.00 feet to
record. the point-of-beginning, in Secton 15, Township 44 South, Range 29 East,
Hendry County, Florida.
State of Florida.
Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner.
to law, the property de- Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record.
t bidder at the Clerk's
lie, Florida, at 11:00 All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida.
february, 2011, which
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property de-
scribed in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk's
Barbara S. Butler Office, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00
Clerk of Circuit Court A.M., on the Second Thursday in the month of February, 2011, which
Hendry County, Florida is the 10th day of February, 2011.
Dated this 22nd day of December, 2010.


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Ella III LLC holder of the following cer-
tificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The
certificate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name
in which it was assessed are as follows:


CERT. NAME IN
CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 3031 2007 4104329-03021340070 Gillian Stich, 2/3 interest and the
2966 2007 4104329-03021100110 Lewis Roy and Lorree Roy heirs, devisees or beneficiaries
of the Estate of Ferdianado
Milani, 1/3 interest.
Lot 11 in Block 2110, of Port LaBelle Unit 3, a subdivision according to the
plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, page 73, of the Public Records of Lot 7, Block 2134, Port LaBelle Unit 3, according to the plat thereof record-
Hendry County, Florida. ed in Plat Book 3, page 73, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida.
Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner.
Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record.
All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property de- Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property de-
scribed in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk's scribed in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk's
Office, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 Office, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00
A.M., on the Second Thursday in the month of February, 2011, which A.M., on the Second Thursday in the month of February, 2011, which
is the 10th day of February, 2011. is the 10th day of Febmary, 2011.
Dated this 22nd day of December, 2010. Dated this 22nd day of December, 2010.
Barbara S. Butler Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida Hendry County, Florida


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Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida


EVERGLADES AGRICULTURAL AREA
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION DISTRICT
NOTICE OF
JANUARY 2011
LANDOWNERS MEETING
&
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN to all owners of lands located within the boun-
daries of the EVERGLADES AGRICULTURAL AREA ENVIRONMENTAL PRO-
TECTION DISTRICT that pursuant to applicable laws, a meeting of the
landowners of the EVERGLADES AGRICULTURAL AREA ENVIRONMENTAL
PROTECTION DISTRICT will be held on Friday, January 14, 2011 at
10:00 a.m. in University of Florida/IFAS- Everglades Research and Educa-
tion Center, 3200 E. Palm Beach Road, Belle Glade, FL 33430, for the fol-
lowing purposes:
1. Receiving reports on the water shortage and taking such action with
respect thereto as the landowners may determine;
2. Transacing such other business as may properly come before the
meetng.
The Board of Supervisors meeting will commence at 9:00 a.m. prior to
the Landowners Meetng and the purpose of this meeting is to transact any
and all business that may come before the Board.
If any person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board of Super-
visors with respect to any matter considered at these meetings he/she will
need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may
need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which
record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be
based.
Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any per-
son requiring special accommodations to participate in this meeting, be-
cause of a disability or physical impairment, should contact the District's
Attorney, Charles F Schoch, at 561-655-0620 at least five (5) calendar
days prior to the Meeting.
DATED this Friday, 17th day of December, 2010.
BY: Charles F Schoech, Asst. Secretary and Counsel to the District
374218 CGS/CB 12/30/2010 1/6/2011


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Jo Louise Harben and Jayme Claire
Collins, Trustees, the holders of the following certificate has filed said cer-
bficate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number, year of
issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are
as follows:
CERT. NAME IN
NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
838 2007 1154429-A0000020300 Lytrees Hope and
Warren H. Hope, Jr.
The Northeast 14 of the Northwest 14 of the Southwest 14 of the Southwest
14 of Secton 28, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Flori-
da. Subject to an easement for an access road of the West 30.00 feet
thereof, also subject to an easement for canal of the North 30.00 feet
thereof Also known as Lot 429, Pioneer Plantation, an unrecorded subdivi-
sion.
Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner.
Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record.
All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property de-
scribed in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk's
Office, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00
A.M., on the Second Thursday in the month of February, 2011, which is
the 10th day of February, 2011.
Dated this 22nd day of December, 2010.


374798 CN 12/30/10:01/6,13,20/11


Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Ella III LLC holder of the following cer-
bficate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The
certificate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name
in which it was assessed are as follows:
CERT. NAME IN
NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
4017 2007 4104329-HP100010040 Thomas J. Freeman
Lot 4, Block 1, Port LaBelle Holiday Park Unit One, a subdivision according
to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 4, page 3, Public Records of Hend-
ry County, Florida.
Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner.
Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record.
All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property de-
scribed in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk's
Office, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00
A.M., on the Second Thursday in the month of February, 2011, which
is the 10th day of February, 2011.
Dated this 22nd day of December, 2010.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida
374821 CN 12/30/10;1/6,13,20/111



STATE OF FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
NOTICE OF DRAFT PERMIT
The Department of Environmental Protection gives notice of its prepara-
bon of a draft permit to City of Clewiston. Kevin McCarthy. 141 Central Ave.
Clewiston, Florida 33440 for the City of Clewiston Wastewater Treatment
Plant. The permit number is FL0040665-013. This permit authorizes the per-
mittee to operate a domestic wastewater treatment facility which would
land apply 1.5 million gallons per day of treated effluent water to 193 acres
of restricted public access fields. The fields have underdrains which dis-
charge to Sugarland Drainage Ditch Canal Number 3. WBID 3246. The fa-
cility is located at latitude 26'43'30" N. longitude 80'5634.71" W on 115 W
Ventura Ave. Clewiston. Florida 33440-3709 in Hendry County.
Any interested person may submit written comments on the Department's
draft permit or may submit a written request for a public meeting to Nolin
Moon. P.O. Box 2549. Fort Myers. FL 33902-2549. in accordance with Rule
62-620.555. Florida Administrative Code. The comments or request for a
public meeting must contain the information set forth below and must be
received in the Department's South District Office within 30 days of publica-
bon of this notice. Failure to submit comments or request a public meeting
within this time period shall constitute a waiver of any right such person
may have to submit comments or request a public meeting under Rule
62-620.555. Florida Administrative Code.
The comments of request for a public meeting must contain the following
information:
(a) The commenter's name, address. and telephone number: the appli-
cant's name and address: the Department permit file number: and the
county in which the project is proposed:
(b)A statement of how and when notice of the Department's acton or
proposed action was received:
(c)A statement of the facts the Department should consider in making
the final decision:
(d A statement of which rules or statutes require reversal or modification
of the Department's action or proposed action: and
(e) If desired, a request that a public meeting be scheduled including a
statement of the nature of the issues proposed to be raised at the meet-
ing.
If a public meeting is scheduled, the public comment period is extended
until the close of the public meeting. However, the Department may not al-
ways grant a request for a public meeting. Therefore. written comments
should be submitted within 30 days of publication of this notice. even if a
public meeting is requested.
If a public meeting is held. an person may submit oral or written state-
ments and data at the public meeting on the Department's proposed action.
As a result of significant public comment, the Department's final action may
be different from the position taken by it in this draft permit.
The permit application file and supporting data are available for public in
section during normal business hours. 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.. Monday
through Friday, except legal holidays, at the Department's South District Of
fice. 2295 Victoria Ave. Suite 364. Ft. Myers. Florida 33901-3881, at phone
number (239)332-6975.
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Notice of Agency Action
The South Florida Water Management Distict (SFWMD or District) gives
notice of its Agency Action for the following Water Use Permits.
Permit 26-00174-W, issued on December 13, 2010 to Alico, Inc. (P. 0
Box 338, Labelle, Florida 33975) pursuant to application 090226-8 for the
continued use of groundwater from the Sandstone aquifer and surface wa-
ter from the Barron WCD Canal (No. 3) for agricultural irrigaton of 5350.3
acres of sugar cane and 84 acres of pasture using flood/seepage irrigation
systems with an annual allocation of 8155.27 million gallons and a tota
maximum monthly allocation of 1050.5886 million gallons. The project is in
Hendry County in Sections 4,5,8,9,16,17,21,28,29,32/T44S/R31E, located
north of Ken road, east of Collins Slough Road, south of 17th Street and
West of Tribriton Grade Road. The permit is subject to 26 limiting condi
bons. The use is reasonable-beneficial, will not interfere with any presently
existing legal use of water and is consistent with the public interest.
Permit 26-01021-W, issued on October 22, 2010 to Alico, Inc. (R 0. Box
338, Labelle, Florida 33975) pursuant to application 100611-6 for industrial
water supply. The water will be used for filling sprayer tanks. Withdrawals
are from the Sandstone aquifer via one existing withdrawal facility with an
annual allocation of 35.587 MG gallons and a total maximum monthly allo-
cabtion of 2.964 MG. The project is in Hendry County in Secbtion
30/T44S/R31E, located east of Collins Slough Road, North of Ker Road and
South of Sears Road. The permit is subject to 17 limiting conditions. The
use is reasonable-beneficial, will not interfere with any presently existing le
gal use of water and is consistent with the public interest.
The above Permits and Staff Reports, including limiting conditions to pro-
vide reasonable assurances that the projects meet SFWMD statutes and
rules can be obtained by contacting Elizabeth Veguilla, Deputy Clerk, during
normal business hours, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, ex
cept legal holidays, at 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach, FL 33406 or
by telephone at (561) 686-8800 extension 6739.
The District's agency action as set forth in the Staff Reports shall become
final unless a timely petition for an administrative hearing is filed under Sec-
tions 120.569 and 120.57 of the Florida Statutes before the deadline for fil-
ing a pebtion. The procedures for petitoning for a hearing are set forth
below, followed by the procedures for pursuing mediation.
A person whose substantial interests are affected by the District's permit
bing decision may petition for an administrative proceeding (hearing) under
Sections 120.569 and 120.57 of the Florida Statutes. The pebtion must
contain the information set forth below and must be filed (received) in the
Office of the Clerk at the SFWMD Headquarters at 3301 Gun Club Road,
West Palm Beach, FL 33406. Pursuant to Rule 28-106.104 Fla. Admin. Code,
any documents received after 5:00 p.m. shall be filed as of 8:00 a.m. on the
next regular business day. Filings by e-mail will not be accepted. A copy ol
the Petition must also be mailed at the time of filing to the persons named
above at the address indicated. Failure to file a petition within the 21 days
of publication of notice, or other receipt of the written notice, whichever
first occurs first, constitutes a waiver of any right such person has to an ad-
ministrative determination (hearing) pursuant to Sections 120.569 and
120.57, Fla. Stat. as provided by Su section 28-106.11(4) Fla. Admin. Code.
The petitioner shall mail a copy of the petition to the applicant at the ad
dress indicated above at the time of filing.
A petition that disputes the material facts on which the District's action is
based must contain the information set forth in Rule 28-106.201(2), Fla. Ad-
mmin. Code, including:
(1) Identificaton of the action being contested, including the permit
number, application number, District file number or any other SFWMC
identification number, if known.
(2) The name, address and telephone number of the petitioner and peb
tioner's representative, if any.
(3)An explanation of how the petitoner's substantial interests will be af
fected by the agency determination.
(4)A statement of when and how the petitioner received notice of the
SFWMD's decision.
(5)A statement of all disputed issues of material fact. If there are none,
the petition must so indicate.
(6)A concise statement of the ultimate facts alleged, including the specific
facts the petitoner contends warrant reversal or modification of the
SFWMD's proposed action.
(7) A statement of the specific rules or statutes the petitioner contends
require reversal or modification of the SFWMD's proposed acton.
8) If disputed issues of material fact exist, the statement must also in-
dude an explanation of how the alleged facts relate to the specific rules
or statutes.
(9) A statement of the relief sought by the petitoner, stating precisely
the action the pebtioner wishes the SFWMD to take with respect to the
SFWMD's proposed action.
A petition that does not dispute the material facts on which the District's
acton is based shall state that no such facts are in dispute and otherwise
shall contain the same information as set forth above, as required by Rule
28-106.301, Fla. Admin. Code. Because the administrative hearing process
is designed to formulate final agency action, the filing of a pebtion means
that the District's final action may be different from the position taken by it
in this notice.
The procedures for pursing mediation are set forth in Section 120.573 Fla.
Stats, and Rules 28-106.111 and 28-106.401-405 Fla. Admin. Code. The
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Roadshow Begins Next Week in Lehigh Acres!


By Jason Delong
Treasure Hunters Roadshow
STAFF WRITER

Clean out your attics, closets and
lock boxes because the Roadshow is
coming to Lehigh Acres. Roadshow
experts will be in town examining
antiques, collectibles, gold and silver.
While the Roadshow will accept
anything that's old, they will be
focusing on gold and silver coins made
before 1964, military items, toys and
trains, musical instruments, pocket and
wrist watches. Scrap gold is expected
to be a popular category this week due
to soaring gold prices.

"U.S. coins dated 1964 and
before are most sought after
by collectors. Coins made
before 1964 are 90% silver
and valuable because of
the silver content or could
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happens to be a rare date."

Expert buyers for the Roadshow
have noticed a tremendous increase
in the amount of gold coming to
the Roadshow and for good reason.


Got Gold? Next week, visitors can cash in on antiques, collectibles,
gold, silver, coins or just about anything that is old.


Record gold prices have Roadshow
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jewelry they don't wear anymore with
our "fair and honest" purchase offers.
The Roadshow encourages anyone
planning a visit to take a minute and
examine their jewelry box or their lock
box at the bank and gather anything
that's gold. If a guest is not sure if
something is gold, bring it anyway
and the Roadshow staff will test it
for free. Other gold items of interest
include gold coins, gold ounces, gold
proof sets and dental gold.
Other types of items Roadshow
experts hope to see include old
toys and train sets. Archie Davis,
roadshow toy expert spoke about
some of the top toys getting great
offers. "Old tin windup toys from
the late 1800's through the 1960's
are in great demand now," said
Davis, "Especially those that are
character related. Mickey Mouse,
Donald Duck, the Flintstones or any
character toys are sought. Old Buddy
L toys from the 1920's to 1960's are
in demand." Basically any toys made
before 1965 are wanted. Train sets
made by Lionel, American Flyer,


Marklin and others have the potential to
fetch a large sum. Davis also stressed,
"Toys with boxes and in mint condition
bring sensational prices. Most of the
toys that come to the Roadshow are not
in perfect shape but can still bring good
prices from collectors."


When expert Tom Fuller was
asked what he enjoyed most about
working at the Roadshow, he was
quick to answer, "Old coins and
paper currency. For as long as I can
remember I have been fascinated with
collecting coins. I would go through


Above A guest listens in as Mike Delong estimates
and tells about the values of his coin collection.


the change in my parents grocery store
looking for rare dates and errors. Once,
I found a silver quarter that I sold for
$300.00. Not bad for an 8 year old."
Fuller went on to explain that any
U.S. coins made before 1964 are most
sought after by collectors. Coins made
before 1964 ,.; ',,".. silver and valuable
because of the silver content or could be
worth even more if one happens to be a
rare date. "We help people sort through
their coins for unique dates. We buy all
types of coins at the Roadshow from
wheat pennies to buffalo nickels, which
are valuable from one coin to an entire

"If you go to the Roadshow,
you can cash-in your items
for competitive prices.
Roadshow representatives
will be available to assess
and purchase your items at
the Microtel Inn & Suites,
next Tiu, ,iy 1iiri t,ig/i next
,%Si'iihy' in Lehigh Acres."

truckload. See you at the Roadshow."
said Fuller.


Our International Collectors Association members
are looking for the following types of items.
* COINS Any and all coins made before 1964. This includes all silver and gold
coins, dollars, half dollars, quarters, dimes, nickels and pennies. All conditions
wanted!
* GOLD, SILVER & JEWELRY PRICES AT 40 YEAR HIGHS! for platinum,
gold and silver during this event. Broken Jewelry, dental gold, old coins, pocket
watches, Kruggerands, Gold Bars Canadian Maple Leafs, Gold, Silver, Platinum,
diamonds, rubies, sapphires and all types of stones, metals, etc. Rings, bracelets,
necklaces, all others including broken jewelry. Early costume jewelry wanted.
* WATCHES & POCKET WATCHES Rolex, Tiffany, Hublot, Omega, Chopard,
Cartier, Philippe, Ebel, Waltham, Swatch, Chopard, Elgin, Bunn Special, Railroad,
Hamilton, all others.
* TOYS, TRAINS & DOLLS All types of toys made before 1965 including: Hot
Wheels, Tonka, Buddy L, Smith Miller, Nylint, Robots, battery toys, Mickey
Mouse, all other toys Train sets, all gauges, accessories, individual cars,
Marklin, American Flyer, Lionel, Hafner, all other trains Barbie Dolls, GI Joe,
qhirlev Temple Character'

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