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Delivering Western Hendry Countys News Since 1922 September 20, 2018 Vol. 95 No. 38 By Geoffrey Ionescu Caloosa Belle The meeting was preceded by the Local Planning Agency. It started with proposed ordinance No. 2018-09 amending chapter 4, article IV section 4-77 of the land develop ment code. The current AG zoning district is very restrictive in terms of allowable ex cavations. This is historically very appropri ate considering urban context and smaller parcels within the city. In the 2000s large parcels annexed into City that could be appropriate due to size, access and lack of residential neighbors. Because there will be large developments in the future, they could be using lakes for interim developments. Currently excavation/mining is limited to ve acres. Proposed is an amendment of the current land development code that would allow people to request a larger operation in terms of acres or 50.000 cubic yards. This has to be done by a special exception that has to be run by the city commission. Also a maximum of 25 percent can be used for mining which ensures future viable use of property after mining, and mitigates scale of operation. Also the excavation area has to be a minimum of 1,000 feet away from a residential area. Another proposed ordinance consid ered the rezoning of Yeomans Avenue. This zone is a mixed use residential and general commercial which can be seen as a transi tional area between downtown and SR 80. Proposed is a PUD rezone which should provide exibility to property owners and balance the intent of protecting the neigh borhood with property rights. B-2 uses of property are limited to parcels not accessed from or oriented to Yeomans Ave. B-2 uses require 50 foot setback to mitigate impact on Yeomans Ave. The only B-2 not included is fuel pumps. Also not allowed are a con venience store, all of the food and beverage categories, maintenance and repair, pawn shop and tattoo. The regular commission meeting start ed with the LaBelle Downtown Revitaliza tion Corp. seeking permits for Wharf Walk which includes closing of the road and an alcohol permit. Friday on Ft. Thompson ev ery month would also need closing of the Ft Thompson Ave. And the Little Toot boat will get his own reserved spot in the dock for City Commission meeting for September 13 By Geoffrey Ionescu Caloosa Belle Kathy Shoaf was the speaker of the night for the rst Audubon Meeting of the season. Kathy has been doing bird photography for two years. Since I was a kid I had a passion for na ture and wildlife. I moved to Florida about 15 years ago from San Francisco. So Florida is very different, I felt like I had landed on the moon when I got here. At rst I hated it but now I love it, especially the wildlife and the birds I am very passionate about, Kathy explains. Kathy ended by showing a slideshow of beautiful bird pictures she took throughout the area. Margaret England was named Vice-Pres ident and Steve Buczinsky was named pres ident of the Hendry Glades Audubon: It is really an exciting place for wildlife here in central Florida and its a place that I think more people should be aware of and come to see. Im looking forward to this season and enjoying all the wildlife we have around us, Steve explains. For more information on the Hendry Glades Audubon or if you want to sign up visit Shoaf speaks at the Hendry Glades Audubon meeting By Chris Felker INI Florida CLEWISTON There exists a wild place near here where the residents, some of hu mans closest relatives in the animal king dom, are enjoying not merely a sweet life in Hendry County. These primate cousins of ours have found a refuge from hurt. Its a place resembling their actual home in the world that range on another continent theyve never experienced. And to hear their happy howls and cheerful chatter, life here truly is sweet for them. The Talkin Monkeys Project is where the captive-bred-and-raised apes live. Its a 5-acre, federal-, stateand locally licensed haven in what feels like a jungle, nestled on a relatively cool, quiet, shaded corner of the Pioneer Plantation community off one of the countys lone windy rural roads, Hendry Isles Boulevard. To dispel a common but comical public misconception that arises from the name of the place: No, they havent discovered monkeys who talk, or that monkeys can Apes nd safe home amid researchers at Hendry facility Caloosa Belle/ Geoffrey Ionescu Newly elected Audubon president Steve Buczinsky (right) with new vice-presi dent Margaret England. INI Florida/ Chris Felker The female watches Kanjis antics in his tower cage just feet away from the buffer zone she was let into, inside the introduction passageway between their separate enclosures. See Apes Page 2 See City Page 2


2 Caloosa Belle September 20, 2018 talk (although they denitely talk to each other). Nor are they trying to teach monkeys to talk (in the way that humans communi cate) here. As the researchers for whom the refuge has become like a second home will tell you, they just talk monkeys here, like s ome neighbor families might talk Tigers football. Thus the name. Dr. Deborah D. Misotti and her husband, Tom, founded this not-for-prot education al conservation organization over 20 years ago and have operated the sanctuary here since buying the 5-acre property in 2002. Their main intent is to provide a lifelong home for primates that have been rescued from private homes where theyve suffered abuse, released from research laboratories or conscated from poachers who trafc in the endangered animals. Secondary purposes are to create world wide awareness of the challenges to their survival that primates face in the wild and to assist in educating a new generation of scientists who will work to help ensure that the apes numbers dont dwindle any more in their natural habitats in Africa, Asia and South and Central America, where they are increasingly being crowded out by growing human populations encroachment. The TMP sanctuary is home to 15 pri mates, some of them longtime residents but others recent rescues. Last week, Dr. Misotti pointed out two female gibbons who had been removed in an enforcement action from a South Florida facility by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. They were both badly injured when they came. FWC had me come in and do an assessment on apes at a facility in south Mi ami, she explained. We ended up taking their orangutan away from them and send ing it to the Center for Great Apes (outside Wauchulla in Hardee County), and we took two of the older gibbons and sent them to the big gibbon sanctuary in South Carolina. Then I took the two that were the most bad ly injured so that I could work on rehab with them. Now that theyre doing much better, she said, their behaviors are being studied by stu dents invited to observe the apes activities in the natural setting where their large cages and towers are interspersed throughout the bamboo forest. They are not just conned to their cages, though; many have added-on, enclosed passageways called travel chutes where they can get outside their enclosures to interact with the wooded surroundings. And some have larger screened-in pas sages that are used to acclimate specimens of the two sexes for possible couplings, such as was in progress that morning last week. Ashley Peters, a 30-year-old senior from Detroit majoring in biology at Florida Gulf Coast University, was present to observe and record pre-mating behaviors as one of the female gibbons, 8 years old, was be ing gradually brought closer to an energet ic 14-year-old male named Kanji inside a chain-link passage connecting their two in dividual tower cages where only a few bam boo poles separated the two. Ashleys project is that shes observing the introduction of captive red gibbons, said Dr. Misotti, explaining that theyd tried to introduce her to a much older gibbon named Monkey Boy, to no avail. The old er male had no interest in her whatsoever. Shes young; shes interested in everything. I used to like to say: Well, he wasnt into child porn. Shes 8, and hes 38. So what were doing is weve moved our dividers made out of natural bamboo ... pro gressively closer and closer. Several poles were removed that day so she could slip into what they call a buffer zone, separated from Kanji only by another set of poles, in case of unwanted aggressive behavior. Each time weve moved them closer, weve seen what we call male display. Hes really interested in her and what shes doing; he gets very excit ed and so he throws a few more twirls and whirls masculine display, its called. Hes showing off for his possible future mate. Thats one example of the type of re search conducted on the premises; Ms. Pe ters plans to go on for a masters degree in conservation biology and is one of hundreds of students whom the Misottis have hosted. Other programs, including internships, are ongoing or being established, and occasion ally lectures are given as well. We are community partners with FGCU, FAU (Florida Atlantic University) and stu dents come from all over the world to visit, volunteer and learn, Dr. Misotti said. The refuge is not open to the public; however, they have conducted limited pub lic tours in the past and another is planned sometime later this fall. To learn more about the Talkin Monkeys Project, visit their Facebook page or go to when it comes on Wharf Walk November 9 until 18. The Hendry County Unmet Needs Coa lition is an organization of volunteers, they are ofcially nine months old now. They ap plied for a world renew which will do needs assessment of the area for people who still have unmet needs from Hurricane Irma. Their purpose is to connect people who are still struggling with the appropriate resourc es. Another topic of discussion was that the Hendry LaBelle sports complex needs per mits for vendors to come and sell food and beverages on the complex grounds. The Sherriffs Ofce reported for the month of August; six batteries, eleven resi dential thefts, one vehicle burglary and one criminal mischief. They had 9,800 calls for service. The next City Commission meeting will be on October 11 at 6 p.m. City Continued From Page 1 Apes Continued From Page 1


September 20, 2018 Caloosa Belle 3 By Geoffrey Ionescu Caloosa Belle Carlos Inocente Gonzalez was named artist of the month at Barron Park House Gallery throughout the month of Septem ber. His exhibition Studio Innito includes sculptures, paintings, collages and assem blages. He works with repurposed found objects and recycled materials to create more environmental awareness while cele brating the innite potential for creativity us ing among other things; plastic waste, metal and junk mail to explore new forms of ar tistic expression. Carlos work celebrates the connection between the local commu nities and the environment: The circles are all different colors and different shapes, but when you put them all together they form a community. Im repurposing all this waste because we have to be more aware of our surroundings, especially with the algae crisis it is becoming more important to unite and cooperate and relate with each other and the environment. The Gallery started to ll up with people as Cristina Mercado came in with her class of the Hendry County Adult School. Mercado is teaching English as well as GED to anyone who wants to learn the English language. It is called the ESOL program; English For Speakers of Other Languages. I try to do as much day to day activities with them, because that it is the best way to learn. And in this way they get exposed to things that they may not have been exposed to before, Cristina explains. As Carlos guides the group through the gallery, Cristina explains and translates the English words they dont understand. For my students it is getting the culture as well as the language, Cristina goes on, and Carlos, being born in Venezuela, can relate to our students. Because he moved here and saw all the opportunities that came with being bilingual. Carlos Inocente Gonzalez beautiful exhi bition guratively and literally connects the local community to his work as the gallery is lled with people and repurposed objects from the environment. Check out Carlos exhibition at the Barron Park House Gallery from Thursday-Sunday between 12-5 p.m. Voter Signature UpdateVoters may update their Signature on their Voter Reg istration before an election, applications are available daily 8:30 am to 5:00 pm at the Supervisor of Elec tions Ofce in LaBelle, 25 E. Hickpochee Avenue, or the Clewiston Elections Ofce, 1100 S. Olympia Street, Suite 504, any Drivers License ofce, Public Library, Public Assistance Ofce or online at hendryelections. org. For more information call 863-675-5230 or 863902-3393. Has your signature changed from Actualizacion de rmas de VotantesLos votantes pueden actualizar su rma en su registro del votante antes de una eleccion, las aplicaciones es tan disponibles todo los dias de 8:30 am a 5:00 pm en la ocina de supervisor de las elecciones en LaBelle, 25 E. Hickpochee Ave., O la Ocina de elecciones en Clewiston, 1100 S. Olympia Street, Suite 504, O en cualquier ocina de licencia de conducir, la biblioteca pblica, la Ocina de Asistencia Publica, O por inter net Para obtener mas informacion, llame al (863) 675-5230 o (863) 902-3393. Su rma se ha cambiado de esta Brenda Hoots Supervisor of Elections Hendry County, Florida F.S. 98.077 to to Caloosa Belle/ Geoffrey Ionescu Carlos explaining his self-portrait to the Hendry County Adult School. Carlos Gonzalez, artist of the month at Barron Park House gives tour to Hendry County Adult School QUILTING CLUB Interested in learning to quilt, or if you would just enjoy the com pany of others while working on individual projects, join this fun group on T hursday evenings from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. C HESS CLUB Offering a time for ex perienced players to compete, and also an opportunity to learn how to play, every Monday evening from 5:30 7:30 p.m. PRESCHOOL STORY TIME every Tuesday morning at 10:45 a.m. Bring your little ones for fun stories and projects. BARRON BOOK CLUB The club meets at the library the second Monday of every month at 6:30 p.m. If you enjoy reading and discussing your thoughts, you may be perfect for the Barron Book Club. Everyone is welcome! KOMPUTERS for KIDS the library is still working with Komputers for Kids Com munity Outreach of Southwest Florida, who make rebuilt computers available to fam ilies at an affordable price. Special offers available during this back-to-school season. Check them out at Barron Library. Barron Library Happenings LaBelle Downtown Revitalization Cor poration and MOPS of LaBelle invite the community to their rst ever Scarecrows on the Wharf event taking place on Deso to Avenue from October 13-October 31. Local businesses, non-prots, commu nity members, organizations, schools, and youth groups like Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, and 4-H can join the fun by creating scare crows to be displayed at the wharf during the event. Four-foot-wide by four-foot-deep spac es are available for charitable donations of $50 for businesses or organizations or $20 for non-prot organizations. Proceeds from the event will be split 50/50 between the LaBelle Downtown Revitalization Cor poration and MOPS of LaBelle. Prizes will be awarded by a team of celebrity judges on Saturday, October 27. Peoples Choice Awards are determined by attendee votes from October 13 through 27. Winners receive a prize and will be identied by signs posted to their display site and in media releases. Im excited to bring this event to La Belle, said Megan Narehood, Coordinator of MOPS of LaBelle, I enjoy the Scare crows in the Park event Lakes Park hosts but love that we get to host our own event with the bonus of being by the river. Nare hood said it will be a great addition to the annual pumpkin patch hosted by the First Baptist Church. The deadline for registration and dona tion is October 13. Teachers, scout leaders, business owners and anyone interested in participation should email KELLY@ DOWNTOWNLABELLE.COM OR MOPSO FLABELLE@GMAIL.COM for more details. Register now for LDRC and MOPS Scarecrows on the Wharf event Submitted photo Honoring the First Responders Each year the VFW Post 10100 Commander and members show Appreciation and Honor the First Responders in or Community with a lunch/dinner. Com mander Marvin Ruble, Granddaughter Jasmin Ruble, Jerry Howard, Veteran, and Bethany Humphries, Renee Kenworthy, Auxiliary Members. This year they visited the Sheriffs Ofce, Port LaBelle sub-station, EM Station and the Fire Station on Main Street.


4 Caloosa Belle September 20, 2018 By Francis Rooney U.S. Representative 19th Congressional District of Florida In the 20 months I have served as your Congressman, improving our water quality has been my top priority. We have achieved more tangible results in building the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP) projects and the Herbert Hoover Dike than in all of the pre ceding 18 years since the CERP was enacted in 2000. Congress and the administration have supported our requests to fund the in frastructure necessary to clean up the Okeechobee Watershed and reduce harm ful discharges into the river. This includes $247.8 million in overall funding last year, and an additional $514.2 million this year in supplemental funding to speed up com pletion of the repairs to the Herbert Hoover Dike by 2022 instead of 2025. This savings of 3 years or more is the best means we have, in the short term, of alleviating harmful dis charges. In addition to receipt of full funding of our CERP-U.S. Army Corps of Engineers ap propriations request, I have been working with the Ofce of Management and Budget (OMB) to secure an additional $115 million for Corps 2019 work plan-ready projects. Later this year, Congress will likely ap prove the changes to the Everglades Agri culture Area (EAA) reservoir, also known as the A-2 or Negron Plan reservoir, which will enlarge the original footprint and permit much more water to be stored there, prior to sending it south through the cleansing marshes of the Everglades and into the Flor ida Bay. However, these infrastructure projects are only one piece of the puzzle. They deal primarily with phosphorous-laden water from Lake Okeechobee. High levels of ni trogen in the river present an entirely differ ent threat and call for different remediation strategies. This aspect of our water quality challenges is often ignored in the public de bate about what to do about the watershed. Excessive nitrogen discharges into the river lower dissolved oxygen levels and can lead to hypoxic conditions which kill sh and in crease algal growth. According to both a 2016 study prepared by the City of Sanibel, titled Caloosahatchee Watershed Regional Water Management Is sues, and a 2017 study by the South Florida Water Management District, Water Flow and Nutrient Loads to Lake Okeechobee and the St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee Estuaries in Water Years 2013-2017, over 60 percent of the nitrogen polluting the Caloosahatchee enters the river from sources west of Lake Okeechobee. This overabundance of nitro gen occurs from wastewater plant discharg es, septic tank leaks, and other agriculture along the Caloosahatchee. In fact, there are many days in which our municipalities dis charge overow volumes of partially treated wastewater into the river. The harmful run off from these sources must be addressed in order to solve the root causes of the algal blooms. Some remediation of these sources is underway, but there is a great deal of work left to do and the sooner the better. Without action to address all compo nents of the causes of the environmental disasters plaguing our Southwest Florida community, damage will continue. The health of our people, and of our economic livelihoods, are at stake. Francis Rooney is the U.S. Representative for Floridas 19th Congressional district. He is the Vice-Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and serves on the Committee on Education and the Workforce. Guest Commentary We must get rid of excess nitrogen in our water Happenings at the LaBelle Moose Lodge Open: Tues-Sun at 11:00 a.m. & Mon at 3:00 p.m. Tues & ThursLight Dinners 5-7 p.m. Wed- Free Pool All Day FriChucks Spaghetti 5-7 p.m. SatBoston Butt by Calvin 5-7 p.m. Karaoke -Fri & Sat @ 6:30 p.m. Sun @ 4:00 p.m. Special Events: Sept 29-Live Acoustics @ 6:30 p.m. BY DUMPSTER MIKE Oct 6-Save the Tatas First Bike Run All bikers welcome!! $10 per bike-KSU at 10:30 a.m. Registration @10:00 a.m. at Lodge All proceeds go to Hendry County Pink Warriors Fund Other activities to be held at Lodge starting at @3:00 p.m. Includ ing Dessert Auction, 50/50, rafes, etc. Come join the fun! And Save the Tatas. Kiwanis Kids Day The Kiwanis Kids Day will be on Satur day, October 20 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Barron Park. There will be lots of games, bounce houses, food and fun. Mary the Clown will also be there. Sponsored by Ki wanis Club of LaBelle. GCSO looking to form Explorers Glades County Sheriff David Hardin, is always looking for ways to offer greater opportunities to the youth of Glades Coun ty. Sheriff Hardin is considering starting a Florida Sheriffs Explorers Chapter, the Ex plorers will be trained in law enforcement techniques, trafc control, basic law and principles along with rearms training. If anyone between the ages of 14 and 18 in terested, please contact Leslie Smith at 863946-1600 extension 2100. Swamp Cabbage Festival Committee Meeting The Swamp Cabbage Festival will meet the rst Monday of each month in prepa ration for the 2019 Festival. The meetings are open to the public as well as anyone interested in volunteering. Please join us at LaBelle City Hall, 481 W Hickpochee Ave, LaBelle, FL 33935 at 6:30 p.m. For more in formation, call our ofce at 863-675-2995. Meeting Dates: October 1 November 5, December 3 and January 7. Peace Love and Paws The Caloosa Humane Society will hold their 9th annual Peace Love & Paws Gala, an evening for the animals on October 20 starting at 5 p.m. at the Riverbend Mo torcoach Resort. They will serve a prime rib dinner by Gator Hammock. There will be live music by Jame Prather, a silent auction, live auction, rafe. Tickets are $50 per per son and are on sale now. You can purchase a ticket at CHS, 1200 Pratt Blvd or call them at 239-872-1892 and they will deliver. La Leche League The La Leche League will meet the sec ond Thursday every month from 5-7 p.m. at Barron Library, 461 N Main Street, LaBelle. At La Leche League Meetings we provide breastfeeding education and support. You can look, listen and ask questions. Some par ents help each other and nd friends. Come when you can and leave when you need to. You are always welcome! The League will meet on the following dates in 2018: Oc tober 11, November 8 and December 13. For more infor call Maria at 863-612-6264 or drop her an email too Maria.LLLHend You can also learn more at Breast Cancer Month The VFW 10100, 20 Veterans Ways, La Belle will hold their 6th annual Save the Ta-Tas Benet on October 13 with the fun starting at 6 p.m. There is free admission to the event and its is open to the public. They will have music by request, dancing, prices, games, a 50-50 drawing and food! All proceeds will go to the Hendry Regional Me cical Centers Pink Warriors fund. The Pink Warriors Fund is for needy Hendry County women. The benet is being held in memo ry of Kathi Nolan. Need paint for your next project? Stop by one of the Hendry County Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Cen ters and check out their FREE recycled paint collection! In LaBelle stop by 1360 Forestry Division Road, Wed: 7:30 a.m. 12:30 p.m./1 p.m. 5 p.m. or Thursdays: 7:30 a.m. 12:30 p.m. and the rst Saturday of each month: 8 a.m. -12 p.m 863-675-5252. In Clewiston 1381 Evercane Road, Tuesdays: 8 a.m. 12 p.m. or the rst Saturday of each month: 1:30 p.m. 4:30 p.m. Community Briefs


September 20, 2018 Caloosa Belle 5 A FEW PRESENT CONCERNS Continue to support agriculture as a top priority Continue to work with Economic Development Council to bring new business and more jobs to the county Continue to work to complete Air Glades Project Complete four laning of Highway 80 to Highway 27 Continue to support Mosquito Control Continue to oppose impact fees at present time Continue to vote to keep taxes low Complete county wide drainage projects Complete Forrey Drive Road Complete Fort Denaud Road Complete LaBelle ballparks Fire Truck in North LaBelle Putting People First is My Priority! VOTE DARRELL HARRIS FOR HENDRY COUNTY COMMISSIONER DISTRICT 2 For more information or concerns call 863-673-5475 or 863-675-2565Paid Political Advertisement. Paid for and approved by Darrell Harris, Republican, for Hendry County Commissioner, District 2.Early Voting Starts Oct. 22 and goes to Nov. 3 Now Accepting New Patients Betsabee Castillo Guerrero, MDCertied by the American Board of PediatricsMedicaid and Most Insurances Accepted. Discounted Fees Based on Income. You can make an appointment with Betsabee Castillo Guerrero, MD by calling 1-844-FHCSWF or 1-844-342-7935. Betsabee Castillo Guerrero, MD is accepting new patients at our First Choice Kidcare ofce located at: 930 S. Main St., LaBelle, FL 33935National Quality Leader Path Excellence in Patient Service Award Winner Submitted photo Congratulations to the Country Oaks Students of the Month for September! TOP: Grade K: Brianna Orduna, Ada lynn Carmo, Alexander Ocampo, Destiny Miller, Melody Villavisencio and Jayden Candia. TOP: Grade 1: Jaylynn Adrade, An gel Velez, Haniel David Navarro-Vera, Jesse Daugherty Jr., Alison Marines and Kairy Mendez. TOP: Grade 2: Cecilia Rodriguez, Ma lika Dudley, Samira Hernandez-Agu irre, Havala Busey, Rihanna Franco and Bryan Reyes. BOTTOM: Grade 3: Angel Moreno, Efrain Mendoza, Dalton Leeper, Patri cia Green, Camila Cordova, Lyla Tes now and Jenna Roberts. BOTTOM: Grade 4: Mia Munoz, Yaretzi Verduzco, Fabian Menen dez-Vasquez, Jordyn Reyes, Zelene Olguin and Jovanni Soto. BOTTOM: Grade 5: Emily Smith, Weston Mungillo, Evaluna Vigo Gon zalez, Kimberly Espinoza-Matias, Yazmin McKinnon, Omar Flores and Roxana Ramirez. PTO at COES All parents and community members in vited! Country Oaks will be hosting their rst Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) meeting of the 2018-2019 school year tonight, Thurs day, September 20 in the school cafeteria! This is a parent and community engagement where Title I information for the school will be presented. Students of the Month of Sep tember will also be presented with a certif icate. There will also be a School Advisory Council (SAC) meeting at 5:30 p.m. before the PTO meeting. SAC is a school-based group intended to represent the school, the community, and those persons closest to the students. The group shares responsibil ity for guiding the school toward continuous improvement. If you would like to help lead our Colts, please join us! Travel to the Capitals of Scandanavia Interested LaBelle High School students, family members, and alumni are invited to travel with Mrs. Joy Bridwell to Norway, Sweden, and Denmark in June 2020. An in formational meeting will be held on Thurs day, September 27, at 6:30 p.m. in the La Belle High School library. Mrs. Bridwell has led eight previous international educational trips and now looks forward to leading a group through the Capitals of Scandanav ia. For more details, contact Mrs. Bridwell at School Briefs


6 Caloosa Belle September 20, 2018 Theres an 1,800 year-old Roman ver sion of present day Swiss Army Knife, com plete with folding spoon, fork, spatula, pick, spike and knife. It was made mostly from silver, so it has held up pretty well. The spike might have helped in extracting the meat from snails, and the spatula in poking sauce out of narrow-necked bottles: the pick could have served as a tooth-pick. Chipmunks and other small rodents have fast reaction time because they process light faster. Relative to us humans, they see the world in slow motion. A Gathering of Christian Men Meeting We have a new meeting place. We will meet at Beef OBradys at 6 p.m. on Sept. 24 (Monday). Come early if you are going to order food. The meeting opens at 6 p.m. for fellowship. At 6:30 we have our business meeting. We hope all our area Churchs will send a Pastor or representative. That way we can see what our communitys needs are. All are welcome as long as you are doing your best to live by Gods Rules. No one is perfect. I have to ask for forgiveness every day. Our goal is to keep LaBelle a great place to raise your family. That takes getting in volved. Everyone has a talent. We need to get involved with how our community is do ing. We welcome new ideas. Hope to see you Sept. 24 Ed Kuntz, president Youth Group First Christian Church, located at the cor ner of Lee and Ford Streets, would like to invite all children ages 5 18 to our Wednes day Night Youth Group. The basketball hoops are warmed up and games are ready to entertain, excite, and promote Christian fellowship. The evening also includes indoor games, a time of music, skit practice and more. This is a great summer activity that will carry on through the year. If youd like more information, please contact Cindy or Dave Alexander at 863-673-7567 or 239-3401575. Hope to see you here! Gran Campaa Garden of Prayer LaBelle Community SDA Ministries ex tends our 11 a.m. Sabbath morning Pastoral Garden of Prayer to anyone and everyone whose mind is heavily burdened. You know how heavy your situation is. James 5:16 re minds us to pray for each other so that you may be healed. The earnest prayer of a righ teous man has great power and wonderful results. You can join our prayer list of over 100 by sending your familys name to P.O. Box 1885 LaBelle, FL 33975. R E D Advertise Here! 863.675.2541 Fudge Pie Ingredients 2/3 cup evaporated milk of 12oz bag of chocolate chips 2 TBSP butter 1 cup sugar 2 TBsp all-purpose our 2 large eggs 2 tsp. vanilla extract tsp salt 1 cup chopped pecans 1 9 pie crust, unbaked Preparation: Preheat oven 375 degrees. Microwave the rst 3 ingredients in a large micro wave safe bowl at High for 1 to 1 & minutes or until melted and smooth, whisking at 30 second intervals, Whisk sugar and our into chocolate mixture. Add eggs, 1 at a time, whisking just until blended after each addition. Whisk in vanilla and salt. Stir in pecans. Pour mixture into pie shell. Bake at 375 for 35 to 40 minutes or until set. Cool 10 minutes before serving, With Vanilla Ice Cream! Enjoy! RECIPE OF THE WEEK SUBMITTED BY SOUTHERN HERITAGE REAL ESTATE UNDER CONTRACT HOMES Waterfront home in Caloosa Harbor Subdivision. Features 3/2.5, 2 car garage with over 3,500 sq +/living area. Truly a beauty $625,000. 3/3 home located in the heart of Clewiston Needs some TLC. $145,000. 3/2 home in Port LaBelle. Open oor plan, fenced back yard, new roof and much much more. $145,000. Great investment opportunity 3/1 home in Clewiston. Needs dome TLC $67,600. Perfect for rst time homebuyer or as an investment. 4/2 home in Clewiston. Needs some TLC. $59,900. Please visit our website at 580 S. MAIN ST. LABELLE 863-675-1973 Greg Miners Lic R.E. 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All exterior doors have been replaced with distinctive French doors from living room and master bedroom into backyard. $165,000 863-675-4500or visit our website at Se Habla Espaol Now Accepting New Patients Hanin Abou Ayash, MDCertied by the American Board of PediatricsMedicaid and Most Insurances Accepted. Discounted Fees Based on Income. You can make an appointment with Hanin Abou Ayash, MD by calling 1-844-FHCSWF or 1-844-342-7935. Hanin Abou Ayash, MD is accepting new patients at our First Choice Kidcare ofce located at: 930 S. Main St., LaBelle, FL 33935National Quality Leader Path Excellence in Patient Service Award Winner Church Briefs The Greater LaBelle Chamber of Com merce Membership Banquet is planned for October 1 at the Port LaBelle Inn. There will be a Meet and Greeet from 5 6 p.m. with dinner starting at 6 p.m. The program will begin at 7 p.m. The guest speaker for the evening is Fred Ford from Airglades Air port. A limited number of tickets are now available, individual tickets are $30 each or you can get a sponsorship table for 8 at $300. Tickets are available from any Cham ber Member or from Diane at the Chamber Ofce. Call 863-675-0125 for more informa tion. The venue and dinner are sponsored by Port LaBelle Inn and Sprout Catering. Membership Banquet planned Did you know?


September 20, 2018 Caloosa Belle 7 Paid Political Advertisement. Paid for and approved by Darrell Harris, Republican, for Hendry County Commissioner, District 2. Improved opportunities for all Hendry County adults are critical for them to enhance the lives of their children, which will create enhanced economic conditions, better schools, less poverty, less crime and an overall better quality of life for existing citizens and new citizens/families that decide Hendry County would be a great place to create a better life. I will be Honored to Continue To Work for YouAs the District 2 County Commissioner ank You for your continued Support and Condence in me. Early Voting Oct. 22Nov. 36th Now New Patients Same Day Appointments Walk-ins! Enjoy the ultimate exibility, freedom and higher level of service. Whether its a wellness checkup or a sick visit, we can see you today! With multiple providers onsite, our care team is here to care for you when you need it most. 13214 Palm Beach Blvd. | Fort Myers, FL 33905 | 239-694-7887FEELING ILL? OUR FORT MYERS OFFICE CAN SEE YOU www. CALL FOR AN APPOINTMENT OR SIMPLY WALK-IN! 239-694-7887MONDAY FRIDAY OPEN 8 A.M. 5 P.M. Submitted photo Pet of the Week Her name was Lola, she was a showgirl....Our sweet Lola will dance right into your heart. Shes a 2 1/2 year old spayed female kitty that is looking to fall in love. Consider making Lola a part of your family. Come meet Lola at the Caloosa Humane Society, 1200 Pratt Blvd, LaBelle, FL 33935, or check her out on our website


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Widows Support Group The Widows Support Group will meet at Contreras Mexican Restaurant on Septem ber 20 at 11:30 a.m. All widows welcome. Food Trucks Returning Theyre back! Come one! Come all! Bring your friends and family to enjoy an evening of good food and fun when the Chow Down Food Trucks return to LaBelle on Thursday, September 20 from 5 to 9 p.m. They will be located on the corner of North Lee St. and Desoto Ave. This event is sponsored by the Barron Park House Gallery. There will also be a bounce house for the kids! The Veterans Memorial Wall Thank you to everyone who submitted the name or names of Veterans to be en graved on the granite wall to be dedicated Veterans Day, November 11 Veterans whose names are on a brick at the Veterans Park will be on the Wall. Even though appli cations have closed for the rst engraving, applications with funds may still be sub mitted to the American Legion for the next engraving at The American Legion Post 130, 699 W. SR80, LaBelle, FL or email Bobkirk for further information. Relay of Life Needs You Relay of Life LaBelle needs you! They are looking for teams! Churches, schools, non-prots, businesses, clubs and friends! For more information call Vicki Reynolds, Event Lead at 863-234-2405 or Amanda Dreszer, Community Manager at 239-2975484. Join them in the Fight against Cancer. Hendry/Glades Unmet Needs Coalition meetings schedule Do you have unmet needs resulting from Hurricane Irma and have exhausted all oth er resources? Please contact us to nd out what support and volunteer opportunities may be available. Contact Hendry/Glades Unmet Needs Coalition Coordinator: Terri Miazga Phone: 813-892-5021 Fax: 863-6759393 E-mail: c/o LaBelle United Way House 133 N. Bridge Street LaBelle, FL 33935. Non-prot repre sentatives and other interested want to help Hendry and Glades County residents in their Hurricane Irma recovery are invited to meet ings at the following location and date: Sep tember: Glades Regional Training Center lo cated at 1030 Industrial Drive Moore Haven, FL 33471 on Friday, Sept. 21 at 5:30 p.m. Hendry Dems to meet at Harlem Community Center Hendry County Democratic Executive Committee will meet at the Harlem Com munity Center on 7th Street off Georgia Av enue in Clewiston on Saturday, September 22, at 9:00 a.m. Coffee and pastry will be available, and everyone interested in the November 6 Midterm General Election is welcome. Local Democrats will be encour aging Hendry County voters to sign up for Vote By Mail as well as taking advantage of Early Voting, particularly the one Sunday in October set aside to accommodate those who prefer to vote after church, and last but not least Election Day voting. The Hendry County Democratic Executive committee is now registered as a Third Party Voter Regis tration Organization and will be registering new voters after the meeting. Joe Thomas, chairman of the local Democratic party, says there is at least one vacant position in each of Hendry Countys 10 voting precincts asks anyone willing to serve as a Precinct Captain to bring their Voter Registration Information Card with voter registration number and pre cinct number on it as both are required on the ofcial form that must be submitted to the Florida Democratic Party and the Hendry County Elections Ofce. The October meet ing of the Hendry County Democratic meet ing will be scheduled for LaBelle in accor dance with the long established practice of alternating meetings between the countys two cities. For info email hendrydems@em or call (863)234-8890. LaBelle Garden Club Meets The LaBelle Garden Club will meet Tues day, September 25, at 7 p.m. at the Dallas Townsend Center, 1085 Pratt Blvd. (Please note change of date). Speaker will be Exotic Hibiscus & Buttery Expert, Curt Sinclair. MOPS to Host Indoor Yard Sale and Bake Sale MOPS of LaBelle will host an Indoor Yard Sale and Bake Sale at First Christian Church on Saturday, October 6 from 7 a.m.11 a.m. Shop, sell, or donate to help this amaz ing ministry at First Christian Church. We believe better moms make a better world. Eight-foot tables are available to rent for $20. If you would like to donate items to MOPS for the yard sale, they are more than wel come. Contact Megan Narehood at (239) 206-9881 or for more information about renting a table or donating items. All proceeds go towards costs to operate the MOPS Ministry. First Christian Church is located at 138 Ford Ave. Glades Soil /Water Conservation District Board Meeting The Glades Soil and Water Conserva tion District will hold its regularly scheduled Board meeting on September 26, 2018 at 9:00 a.m in the main room of the Dallas B. Townsend Agricultural Building. Meetings are open to the public. Thursday, September 20, 2018 Caloosa Belle 10 Metal Roofs Re-Roofs Roof Repairs Seamless Gutters Soffit & Fascia Free Estimates Lic# CCC037019 981 Cowboy Circle Office (863)675-7045 Fax (863)612-1158 Lic#CCC1325950 Ofce: (863) 675-7045 1050 Commerce Dr. Suite B. 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September 20, 2018 Caloosa Belle 11 Abstract Art Class Offered at Barron Park House Gallery Local artist Heather Caldwell will teach an abstract art workshop on Saturday, Septem ber 29 from 1 to 3 at the Barron Park House Gallery located at 471 No. Lee St. in LaBelle. The class, entitled Discover Your Inner Artist, is open to anyone 16 or older who wants to learn about abstract art. Heather, a former educator, believes that denying our creativity means denying our humanity. In this workshop, Heather will guide you through abstract painting techniques while you have fun experimenting with color! The cost of the class is $20 for Arts of the Inland members and $25 for non-members. All ma terials will be provided. Space is limited so call Heather today to reserve your spot! Her number is 239-240-2656. American Legion Events Happy Hour Monday Friday 11a--6p; Lounge opens 10 a.m. M-Sa; 12 noon on Sunday. (Beginning October 5, Fish Fries are held every Friday) October 5, 12, 19 & 26 Friday 5-7 p.m. Fish Fry with assortment of sh, shrimp, cr ab-cakes & chicken with cole slaw, baked potato or French fries & roll $9. Homemade desserts by the American Legion Auxiliary are available $1/slice to support our Veter ans. Karaoke begins at 7 p.m. Dining room is smoke free and Public is Welcome. Like our Facebook page to get all the weekly updates, the newsletters and calen dars on our website at www.legionpost130. com American Legion Post 130 Meetings: (All Members welcome) September 20 Thurs 7 p.m. American Legion American Legion Auxiliary does not meet in September. October 3 Wed 7:30 p.m. American Le gion Riders meeting October 4 Thurs 6 p.m. DAV (Disabled American Veterans) meeting October 10 Wed 6 p.m. Sons of the American Legion meeting American Legion Post 130 is located at 699 SR80 West, across from the Shell sta tion. For further information call 863-6758300. Dining room is open to the public and smoke free. VFW Post 10100 Sept. 21, Fri. 2 Sharps Karaoke are in the House. Pot luck Dinner Bring your favorite dish. Music begins at 5:00 p.m. Oct. 6, Sat. Karaoke with Chris and Betty Ann, Music begins at 5:00 p.m. Oct. 19, Fri. 2 Sharps Karaoke. Pot Luck Dinner, bring your favorite dish. Music will begin at 5:00 p.m. Every Tues. Free pool table from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Wear your VFW T-Shirt and get .50 off your drink. Beer and Soda excluded Free Juke Box on Fri. nights from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Queen of Hearts, drawing is at 7:00 p.m. Hamburgers Every Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Best Hamburgers and fries in town. Grilled to perfection. Have it your way. Mens Night, Every Mon. Night 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. $1.00 off exclude Draft and Soda. Ladies Night, Every Thursday, $1.00 off, exclude Draft and Soda from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Happy Hour: Mon.-Fri. 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. 1st Thursday of every month House Committee Meeting at 6:00 p.m. 1st Thursday of every month Veterans Regular Meeting at 7:00 p.m. 2nd Wednesday of every month The Aux iliary Meeting at 7:00 p.m. Bingo every Sunday at 2:00 p.m. Turkey Shoot 2nd and 4th Sun. of every month at 1:00 p.m. Hall rental available to the PUBLIC. We are a Smoke Free Dining Room. We are lo cated on Hwy 29 next to the Rodeo Grounds. For further information call 863-675-8008. Give Me a Call to advertise your business here!863.675.2541 SERVICE from the NEIGHBOR YOU KNOW & TRUST Guaranteed used appliance sales Appliance Repair Services For All Major BrandsOfce: 863-674-5008 Cell: 863-673-8944FREE LOCAL DELIVERY Se habla Espaol Serving Clewiston, Harlem, LaBelle, Moore Haven, South Bay, Belle Glade, Pahokee, Lakeport, Immokalee, Port LaBelle and Okeechobee Stoppages water heaters main water supply re-pipe New Construction leak detection drain locator jetting sewer video and more... Call Eddie 863-233-3207Se Hablo Espaol Commuity Briefs