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At A Glance
Love Shouldn't Hurt Children
The Country Rhythm Clog-
gers are earning money for
their trip to perform at Uni-
versal Studios in Orlando this
June. Drive thru the LaBelle
Fire Department on Saturday,
April 2, from 11 a.m. until 2
p.m. and for only $7 you can
purchase a bar-b-q half chick-
en, baked beans and cole
slaw. Please come out and
The 19th Annual Florida
Flywheelers Antique Engine
Show will take place on Fri-
day through Sunday, April 1-
3. Come out to the LaBelle
Rodeo Grounds and see
antique engines, machinery
and tractors running and
operating like in the "good
old days". This is a history les-
son in itself. Antique tractor
parades each day. Bring the
family and have fun with the
"old tired iron people".
Carlson Memorial United
Methodist church will be
serving food starting Friday at
noon through .Sunday a.m.
including great barbeque.
The admission and parking is
free. Friday is set-up day with.
show iihthe p.m. Saturday
show daylight until dark. Sun-
day show, daylight until
noon. There will be a flea
market and a fun auction on
Saturday evening. Please call
239-229-2286 for further
On Tuesday, April 5 at 7
p.m. in LaBelle Middle School
cafeteria, LaBelle High
School guidance counselors
will be speaking about the
program of studies and regis-
tration for classes at LHS. All
parents of LaBelle Middle
School 8th grade students are
encouraged to attend. For fur-
ther information, please call
LMS at 674-4646 and ask to
speak with a counselor or an
8th Grade Register
for LHS Classes
At 5 PM April 7, 2005 all
LaBelle Middle School 8th
grade students should report
to LaBelle High School to reg-
ister for their freshman class-
LB Little League
Everyone is welcome to
the LaBelle Little League
Opening Ceremony taking
place on Saturday, April 2
starting at 10 a.m. Games will
begin at 11 a.m. Bar B Q
chicken dinners will be avail-
able in the concession stand
for $5 starting also at 11 a.m.
Team pictures will be taken
on this day. A special thanks
to all the 2005 sponsors.
Classifieds ...... .18-20
Editorial ...... .... .4
Speak Out ........... 4
Social News ...... ...5
Sports ....... .... .9
See Page 2 for information about
how to contact the newspaper.
Online news & information
1 16510 00019 1
A one-day seminar called "Love
Shouldn't Hurt Children" put on
by Abuse Counseling and Treat-
ment, Inc. (ACT) and Rural
Extension Abuse Counseling and
Treatment (REACT) which cov-
ers Hendry and Glades counties
was attended by approximately
50 people. Medical profession-
als, Children & Families, Health
Department, HRS, RCMA, United
Way and even the Indian Reser-
vation were represented at the
seminar on domestic violence
and child abuse.
By Barbara Oehlbeck
The bright spring day
matched the mood of the two
hundred guests Who attended
the Centenarian Celebration of
the area's seven citizens who
have reached the century mark
or more. The grand event was
held March 241h at the LaBelle
Civic Center which had on its
"best dress" with spring flowers
and palm trees. The date just
happened to be the 100th birth-
day of one of the honorees Ken
Curtis who was born March 24,
To the delight of all those pres-
ent Master of Ceremonies, Tully
Dunlap, welcomed the guests in
his own inimitable style. Carolyn
Ford sang "God Bless America"
followed by the invocation by
County Commissioner Bill Mad-
dox, followed by Mayor Sherri
In turn the Centenarian Citi-
zens, as a group, was introduced
by Mr. Dunlap, and then individu-
ally introduced by one of their
31 percent of women in
prison state they have been
abused as children. More than 65
percent of men in prison were
abused as children.
Children used as instruments
of revenge are a tragic reality in
abusive relationships. Possible
signs of physical, mental and sex-
ual abuse were pointed out dur-
ing the seminar.
Children who witness abuse
suffer extreme emotional trauma
and react with shock, fear and
Emotional abuse is an assault
on the child's psyche, just as
physical abuse is an assault on
the child's body.
Children who are constantly
shamed, terrorized, humiliated,
or rejected suffer at least as
much, if not more, than if they
had been physically assaulted. In
fact, children who are physically
abused also suffer psychological-
ly, although it may be difficult to
see the immediate effects.
Emotional abuse of children is
defined as a pattern of behavior
that can seriously interfere with a
-child's-positive emotional devel-
opment. Patterns of behavior can
Constant rejection of the.
Refusal to provide basic
Refusal to get help for a
child's psychological problems
Failure to provide the physi-
cal or mental stimulation that a
child needs to be able to grow
Exposing a child to corrup-
tion, including drug abuse, crimi-
nal behavior, etc.
Exposing a child to domes-
Although the visible signs of
emotional abuse can be hard to
find, this type of abuse leaves hid-
den scars that manifest them-
selves in numerous behavioral
ways: insecurity, poor self-
esteem, destructive behavior,
angry acts (fire-setting, animal
abuse), withdrawal, poor devel-
See Children Page 2
A traffic accident on Kirby
Thompson Road (one mile
north of C.R. 78) claimed the life
of a LaBelle woman on March
Esmeralda Dominguez, 27,
her daughter Allison, 5, and son
Abel, 2, were traveling nrioth^-
Danny Backes of Muse was trav-
eling south in a pickup truck
and pulling a trailer when the
Both drivers and passengers
were transported to Lee Memo-
rial Hospital in Fort Myers where
Esmeralda Dominguez expired.
Mrs. Dominguez was born
April 15, 1977, in Morelia,
Machoacan, Mexico. She was a
longtime resident of LaBelle and
was a graduate of LaBelle High
Survivors include her hus-
band: Abel Dominguez; son:
Abel Abdael Dominguez;
daughter: Alison A. Dominguez;
parents: Crescencio and Amalia
Villa; two brothers: Crescen-
ciano Villa and Luis Villa, all of
Funeral services were held at
2 p.m., Tuesday, March 29,2005,
at Our Lady Queen of Heaven
Catholic Church in LaBelle with
Father Jiobani Batista officiating.
Interment followed at Fort
Denaud Cemetery in LaBelle.
Both children received minor
injuries. As of Tuesday, March
29, Mr. Backes is in critical, but
stable condition in the ICU unit
at Lee Memorial.
According to the Florida
Highway Patrol's report, the
occupants of the Dominguez
vehicle were using seat belts
and Abel, age 2, was in the rear
middle in a car seat. Mr. Backes
was not using a seat belt.
CHS cleans up
Slaff photo/Donna Meister
Dr. Chow explains the difference between a Centurion (a
Roman soldier who has fought many battles) and a Cen-
tenarian who is one that has reached. the age of at least
100 years old, with also many 'battles'. Dr. Chow also
went on to say that he found the secret to the centenari-
an's longevity. Number 1, was "good genes." Number 2,
would be good caregivers, and a loving family and sup-
kith and kin: Ida Kirby for Herbert Sharon Ritzo for Hazel Fenzl,
Lawson and Viola Carney, Helen Brenda Ridgely for Paul Power
Mead for Amelia Streich, Cindy
McGovern for Mary Zuffante, See Celebration Page 2
The Caloosa Humane Soci-
ety held their first Wash-Arama
on Saturday, March 26, with
over 50 pet owners showing up
to have their dogs washed, ears
cleaned, nails clipped and an
Advantage flea treatment for
The Society made $728 with
Saturday's event not only from
the Wash-Arama but also from
ID chips sales, pet supplies and
President Tim Haley ran the
store with Director Ann Rock-
ers keeping the bank as well as
promoting adoptions. Thanks
to Ann's efforts several animals
Also volunteering to help
were Han Mouthaan, Addison
Austin, Beatrice Robertson and
Doris Greene. They helped with
setup, door prizes and general
organization. Even Shelter
Director, Suzanne Bonnell, was
called in to help with clipping
the nails of the really big dogs.
See Dogs Page 2
Time to spring forward!
Daylight Saving Time has
been used in the United States
and in many European coun-
tries since World War I.
During World War I, in an
effort to conserve fuel needed
to produce electric power, Ger-
many and Austria took time by
the forelock,, and began saving
daylight at 11 p.m. on the 30 of
April, 1916, by advancing the
hands of the clock one hour
until the following October.
This 1916 action was immedi-
ately followed by other coun-
tries in Europe, Belgium, Den-
mark, France, Italy,
Luxembourg, Netherlands, Nor-
way, Portugal, Sweden, and
Turkey, as were Tasmania, Nova
Scotia, and Manitoba. Britian
began 3 weeks later, on May 21,
1916. In 1917, Australia, New-
foundland and Nova Scotia initi-
The plan was not formally
adopted in the United States
until 1918. 'An Act to preserve
daylight and provide standard
time for the United States' was
enacted on March 19, 1918. It
both established standard time
zones and set summer DST to
begin on March 31 1918. Day-
light Saving Time was observed
for seven months in 1918 and
1919. After the war ended, the
law, however, proved so unpop-
ular (mostly because people
rose earlier and went to bed
earlier than we do today) that
the law was later repealed in
1919 over President Wilson's
veto. It became a local option,
and was continued in a few
states (Massachusetts, Rhode
Island) and some cities (New
York, Philadelphia, Chicago,
During World War II, Presi-
dent Roosevelt instituted year-
round Daylight Saving Time,
called 'War Time' (from Febru-
ary 2, 1942 to September 30,
1945). From 1945 to 1966, there
was no federal law about Day-
light Saving Time. So states and
localities were free to choose
whether to observe Daylight
Saving-Time and could choose
when it began and ended. This,
however, caused confusion -
especially for the broadcasting
industry, and for railways, air-
lines, and bus companies.
Because of the different local
customs and laws, radio and TV
stations and the transportation
companies had to publish new
schedules every time a state or
town began or ended Daylight
On January 4, 1974, Presi-
See Time Page 2
Staff photo/Donna Meister
New chap er for Easton
Easton Burchard will be retiring as the Director of Hendry
County Building and Zoning. However, he will still volun-
teer his time in the office whenever he is needed. Everyone
who knows Easton knows that he has an avid interest in
history and genealogy and feels it is his duty and respon-
sibility to finish a book that his father started. More to come
from Easton Burchard in future Caloosa Belle Issues.
100 years young: Community Birthday Party
Courtesy photo/Bill Warren
Back left: Dr. K. Chow, Mrs. R. Chow, Ken Curtis, born March 24, 1905, Mayor Sherri
Craichy, Herbert Lawson, born Feb. 15, 1905. Front left: Amelia Streich, born March
1, 1905 Viola Carney, born Aug. 8,1905, Mary Zuffante, born Oct. 20, 1905 and Paul
Power, born June 16, 1903. Hazel Fenzel, born Oct. 17, 1901 decided not to attend.
LaBelle's Centenarian Celebration
2 Caloosa Belle, Thursday, March 31, 2005
Staff photo/Donna I
Tully Dunlap did a fine job serving as Master of Cerem
for the first ever LaBelle Cententarian Birthday Celeb
held on Thursday March 24, 2005. Throwing a few zi
here and there at the mayor just like a good master of
monies should! County Commissioner Bill Maddox ga
invocation and benediction.
Continued From Page 1
dent Nixon signed into law the
Emergency Daylight Saving Time
Energy Conservation Act of 1973.
Then, beginning on January 6,,
1974, implementing the Daylight
Saving Time Energy Act, clocks
were set ahead for a fifteen-
month period through April 27,
monies use in the U.S.
ration In the early 1960's, observance
fingers of Daylight Saving Time was quite
f cere- inconsistent, with a hodgepodge
ve the of time observances, and no
agreement when to change
clocks. The Interstate Commerce
Commission, the nation's time-
keeper, was immobilized, and the
-matter remained deadlocked.
Many business interests were
supportive of standardization,
although it became a bitter fight
between the indoor and outdoor
theater industries. The farmers,
however, were opposed to such
uniformity. State and local gov-
ernments were a mixed bag,
depending on local conditions.
Efforts at standardization were
encouraged by a transportation
industry organization, the Com-
mittee for Time Uniformity. They
surveyed the entire nation,
through telephone operators, as
to local time observances, and
found the situation was quite con-
fusing. Next, the Committee's
goal was a strong supportive story
on the first page of the New York
Times. With the general public's
support rallied, the Time Unifor-
mity Committee's goal was
accomplished but only after dis-
covering and disclosing that on
the 35-mile stretch of highway
(Route 2) between Moundsville,
West Virginia, and Steubenville,
Ohio, every bus driver and his
passengers had to endure seven
By 1966, some 100 million
Americans were observing Day-
light Saving Time based on their
own local laws and customs.
Congress decided to step in to
end the confusion and establish
one pattern across the country.
The Uniform Time Act of 1966 (15
U.S. Code Section 260a) which
was signed into Public Law 89-
387 on April 12, 1966, by Presi-
dent Lyndon Johnson, created
Daylight Saving Time to begin on
the last Sunday of April and to end
on the last Sunday of October.
Any State that wanted to be
exempt from Daylight Saving
Time could do so by passing a
The Uniform Time Act of 1966
established a system of uniform
(within each time zone) Daylight
Saving Time throughout the U.S.
and its possessions, exempting
only those states in which the leg-
islatures voted to keep the entire
state on standard time.
In 1972, Congress revised the
law to provide that, if a State was
in two or more time zones, the
State could exempt the part of the
State that was in one time zone
while providing that the part of
the State in a different time zone
would observe Daylight Saving
The Federal law was amended
in 1986 to begin Daylight Saving
Time on the first Sunday in April.
Under legislation enacted in 1986,
Daylight Saving Time in the USA
begins at 2 a.m. on the first Sun-
day of April and ends at 2 a.m. on
the last Sunday of October.
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Courtesy photo/Bill WarrenConcert
Master of the SW FL Symphony of Fort Myers, Mrs. Reiko
Chow and fellow musicians gave a fabulous mini concert fit
for royalty. The string quartet played several selections
including Ken Curtis 1942 song, 'I Want to Spend the Peace
With You.' Mrs. Chow especially got a kick out of one line in
the song about chasing Japs all over the map!
Staff photo/Jo Coombs
From left: Julie Kuhns, of ACT of Lee County, Jackie Nesbitt,
Hendry Victims Advocate Coordinator and Colleen Hender-
son, ACT of Lee County were the driving force behind the
very informative seminar on abuse which was held Wednes-
day, March 23 at the Dallas Townsend Ag Center.
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Quite a masterpiece! Margaret White made the large birthday
cake (that served at least 200 people) and also eight individ-
ual gift cakes. She chose the colors of royalty purple and
gold for the special honorees. The LaBelle Civic Center was
decked out in yellow and purple floral centerpieces and palm
trees. Helium balloons in bright colors oQpurple and gold
were placed throughout the room. The bt- hdayerntlemen
were outfitted with silver top hats and for the birthday ladies,
diamond tiaras of course!
Continued From Page 1
and L. J. Nobles, Jr. for Ken Curtis. -
For those not knowing enough
about LaBelle and Hendry County,
Mr. Nobles in his introductory
remarks for Mr. Curtis spoke of
historical years agone which was
kin to a miniature documentary of
A traditional southern lunch
was served maybe even more typi-
cally a lunch made famous by Flora
& Ella's Restaurant. Employees
from Florida Community Bank and
Dr. Chow's office served up Peggy
Hampton's delicious noon time
meal. The menu included Hoppin'
John (1) with all the trimmings, as
well as hush puppies, swamp cab-
bage palm fritters and corn-bread.
(And yes, there were a number of
guests who went back to the
servers for seconds!) Dessert was
an original-recipe punch of cran-
berry juice and ice cream with no
less than eight birthday cakes. One
for each of the seven centenarian
honorees and one for guests.
And in his special introduction
of two guests of honor, Mr. Dunlap
said it was his privilege and pleas-
ure to introduce Dr. and Mrs. Kai Fu
Chow. It was Dr. Chow who then
introduced his wife, violinist Reiko
Niiya-Chow, Concert Master of the
Southwest Florida Symphony of
Fort Myers, and three symphony
musicians who accompanied her:
violinist Danut Muresan, violist
Jane Grimaldi, and cellist Ilie
Curteanu. It was a varied program
ranging from classical to contem-
porary compositions ending with
the Twelfth Street Rag. The music
for the Centenarians was the
crowning touch to a memorable
As Tully Dunlap said to the
guests..."It don't get no better than
this...and it could only happen in
(1) For those who've never
known or enjoyed Hoppin' John
you've a treat in store. First on the
plate goes a pile of plain cooked
white rice, topped with a generous
serving of black eyed peas (cooked
with smoked bacon or ham hock,
of course) which, in turn, is topped
with another generous serving of
ground beef nicely browned in a
skillet. Now, on top of all this
"mountain" of good 'ole Southern
food' goes diced fresh tomatoes
and chopped fresh onion, with
corn bread on the side..
Continued From Page 1
opment of basic skills, alcohol or
drug abuse, suicide, difficulty
Because of the difficulty in
defining emotional abuse, we
must be very careful not to lump
all negative parental attitudes
and/or actions under the category'
of emotional maltreatment. Even
the best of parents have occa-
sions when they have "lost con-
trol" and said hurtful things to
their children, ignored them dur-
ing a time when attention needs
were critical, or unintentionally
Sexual abuse occurs in all pop-
ulations and crosses every socio-
economic, ethnic, religious, pro-
fessional line there is.
Sexual abuse can be: physical
or nonphysical. Examples of
physical sexual abuse include:
fondling or any kind of inappro-
priate touching, rape or attempt-
ed rape, using a child to create
pornography. Examples of non-
physical sexual abuse include:
Continued From Page 1
This was such a huge success the
Society is thinking about making
it a monthly event.
The Caloosa Humane Society
is in desperate need of a newer
computer. The one they have
was not new when they got it.
They really need something that
can run Windows XP. The com-
puter would be tax deductible, as
they are a non-profit organization.
The Caloosa Humane Society
not only has dogs and cats for
adoption. If you are looking for an
unusual pet give them a call at
863-675-0997 and see what they
have. Currently they have birds,
hamsters, gerbils, rabbits and a
cute potbellied pig!
indecent exposure, plain talk
about sex designed to shock the
child or spark his or her curiosity;
allowing the child to watch or
hear sexual acts or materials.
These five issues are likely to
affect all children who have been
sexually abused, regardless of the
identity of the perpetrator
(stranger, family member,
acquaintance): guilt, "damaged
goods" syndrome, fear, depres-
sion, and low self-esteem.
These six impact issues are
more likely to affect victims of
intrafamily sexual abuse (or vic-
timization by a well known or
trusted adult): anger and hostility,
inability to trust, poor social skills,
blurred.role boundaries and role
confusion, pseudomaturity and
failure to complete developmen-
tal tasks, self-mastery and control.
All children need acceptance,
love, encouragement, discipline,
consistency, and positive atten-
If you are in 'an abusive rela-
tionship and need help, call the
domestic violence hotline for
Hendry/Glades at 1-800-500-11-19.
Courtesy photo/Addison Austin
Misty Kapke, a volunteer at
the Caloosa Humane Society,
is glad this large dog doesn't
seem to mind the bath.
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Cecil Wilbert Saucier, Jr., age 52,
of LaBelle, passed away March 18,
2005, in Lehigh Acres. He was born
January 2, 1953, in Middletown,
Connecticut to Cecil Wilbert Sauci-
er Sr. and Thelma Cathleen Lang
Saucier. He was a resident of
LaBelle for the past thirty-two
Survivors include his son:
Robert Christopher Saucier of
LaBelle, daughters: Melinda Ann
Cornelison and Melissa Ann Agent,
both of LaBelle, parents: Cecil W
Saucier Sr. and Thelma Cathleen
Saucier of Port St. Lucie; and broth-
er Robert Joseph Saucier of Port St.
Cremation arrangements by:,
Akin-Davis Funeral Home-LaBelle,
Benjamin "Ben" Thompson
Traverse, 89, passed away March
20, 2005. He was born in Garden
City, Minnesota on August 19,1915,1
the youngest of seven children, to
Libbie and Charlie Traverse. Ben
attended Dunwoody Institute and
the University of Minnesota, study-
ing forestry and aeronautical engi-
neering. Taking advantage of agov-
ernment training program, he
received his private pilot's license in
1940 and enlisted in the U.S. Navy
in the spring of 1941, and married
his beloved wife Margaret ("Peg")
In 1942 Ben began flying DC-2's'
for Panagra, a branch of Pan Ameri-
can Airlines and Grace Steamship
Line, and he and Peg resided in
Lima, Peru, and Quito, Ecuador, for
a period of eight years. After mov-
ing his family to Miami in 1948, Ben
flew for Braniff Airlines, ending his
33-year commercial aviation career
when he and Peg "retired" to Pine
Island in 1975.
Ben and Peg worked as a well-
respected team in real estatefor
about 15 years on the island.
Extremely active in civic and com-
munity affairs, Ben served as presi-
dent of the Greater Pine Island Civic
Association, among other offices.
He is credited as being instrumen-
tal in establishing the height restric-
tions for buildings still in effect and
considered an important guideline
in controlling the density of Pine
Island. He also spearheaded the
renaming of island streets for the
911 emergency system.
After moving to LaBelle in 2001,
Ben continued to be very active in.
civic affairs in communicating with
local officials and attending meet-
ings, with the objective of helping
to manage what he saw as the bur-
geoning and unrestricted growth in
the area. His letters to the editor fre-
quently appeared in the local press.
Besides his wife of over 63
years, Ben is survived by daughters
Carole Traverse of Bokeelia, Judy
Baxley (Joe) of Bokeelia, Dr. Mary
Traverse (Douglas Richards) of
Austin, and son Richard Traverse
(Patty)' of Naples; half -brothers
Gary, EMn and Roger and half-sis-
ter Bonnie; six grandsons, and nine
great-grandchildren. Contact Farley
Memorial Funeral Home at 239-
369-2181 for the date and location
of the memorial Mass.
James "Jim" Rider
James "Jim' Rider, age 64, of
Moore Haven died March 23, 2005
at St. Lucie Medical Center. Mr.
Rider was born January 23, 1941, in
Marion, IN, to Everett and Edna
Rider. He was a retired Sheriff for
Glades County. Mr. Rider was a
member of the Maple Grove Bap-
tist Church in Moore Haven. He
was a member of the Florida Sher-
iffs Association, Eastern Star-Moore
Haven #116, Lions Club, Moose
Lodge of Buckhead Ridge, Hon-
orary Member of the Buckhead
Ridge VFW, Scottish Rite and the
Mr. Rider is survived by his wife
of 48 years, Carol A: Rider; two
daughters: Sally (Stan) Newton
and Tamara (Kim-Marie) Rider;
and six grandchildren: Kevin
(Amanda) Zarrella, Jeffery (Yabel)
Zarrella, Alicia Lee, Amanda Lee,
Ashley Lee and Legacy Hart.
A memorial service will be held
6 p.m., Friday, April 1, 2005, at
Maple Grove Baptist Church, 120 E
SR 78, Moore Haven. In lieu of flow-
ers, memorials may be made to the
Florida Sheriff s Youth Ranches,
Inc., P.O. Box 2000, Boys Ranch, FL
All arrangements are entrusted
to the loving care of Bass Okee-
chobee Funeral Home and Crema-
Louis J. Hill
Louis J. Hill, age 85, of LaBelle,
passed away February 26, 2005, in
LaBelle. He was born December
15, 1919 in Arcadia to John and
Rodie Summerall Hill. Mr. Hill
moved to LaBelle in 1945 and
retired from the Hendry County
Road Department where he
worked as an equipment operator.
Survivors include his wife: Lev-
urne, son Larry, and daughter
Shirley, all of LaBelle. He was pre-
ceded in death by son Gary Hill and
brother Johnny Hill.
Graveside services were held at
11 a.m., on March 2, 2005, at the
Ortona Cemetery with Chaplain
Bob Moore officiating.
Akin-Davis Funeral Home of
LaBelle was in charge of arrange-
Howard Bruce Taylor
Howard Bruce Taylor, age 49, of
LaBelle, passed away March 26,
2005 in Lehigh Acres. He was born
on December 21, 1955, in Fort
Myers. He was a lifelong resident of
Survivors include his sons:
Adam Taylor of Arcadia, .Bobby
Taylor of Lehigh Acres; step-daugh-
ter: Haley Sims of Lehigh Acres;
father: Dan Taylor of Felda; brother:
Frank Taylor of Immokalee; sister:
Barbara Nowling of Felda; and
three grandchildren. He was pre-
ceded in death by his mother
Wanda Taylor and brother Marvin
Graveside services were held at
11 a.m. on March 29, 2005, at the
Felda Cemetery with Pastor Marvin
Wingate officiating. Interment fol-
lowed at the Felda Cemetery.
Arrangements by Akin-Davis
Funeral Home of LaBelle.
Albert Lee Taylor
, Rev. Albert Lee Taylor, age 85,
died unexpectedly during heart sur-
gery on March 18, 2005 while visit-
ing his son David E. Taylor in
Anchorage, Alaska. He was born in
Alva, FL on May 29, 1919 to father
Elzie J. Taylor and mother Bessie S.
He was an ordained retired min-
ister and a licensed contractor. '
He was proceeded in death by
his wife Mildred Lucille Summerall
Taylor. He is survived by his son
David E. Taylor of Alaska, his
daughter Juanita D. McIntire of
Bonita Springs and brother Melvin
Taylor of LaBelle. He also leaves
behind 8 grandchildren and 23
His happy marriage and long
life is a result of his trust in the Lord.
A memorial service will be held
on Thursday, April 7 at 7 p.m. at the
Community Harvest Worship Cen-
ter on 55 Orange Street in LaBelle.
Laura Doub Lockmiller, 93, of
West Palm Beach (formerly of Belle
Glade), died at Sutton Place Nurs-
ing Home on March 7.. Laura was
born in Pespire, Honduras, on Feb-
ruary 12, 1912. She was the daugh-
ter of Fletcher Harris Doub, origi-
nally from Greensboro, NC and
Susan Motino Doub. Her first mem-
ories were from when the family
lived in Tegucigulpa, Honduras.
They lived ir a house about a block
form the local cathedral. When she
was bout five years old, the family
moved to San Salvador. Her father
who was very fluent in Spanish got
a job with the U.S. State Depart-
ment. He had originally gone to
Latin America while serving in the
Spanish American War. In 1921 the
family sailed from Central America
to San Francisco. There Laurafs
father started a hat factory. In 1925
he grew restless and the family
business was sold. He bought a.
Ford automobile to make a trip
across the United States. This was
before there were paved roads and
motels. The family drove and
camped out across the country.
They settled in a small community
called Whitehouse near Jack-
sonville, FL. Later they moved to
LaBelle, FL in anticipation of
Hendry Ford building facilities in
the area to'help in the manufactur-
ing of rubber tires. Laura graduated
from high school in 1931 as Saluta-
torian of her class. She attended
Florida College For Women (now
Florida State University) in Tallahas-
see for two years. Jobs were scarce
when she moved to Belle Glade to
join her sister Rosa who was teach-
ing at the high school. She got a job
at Dardenis Drug Store. Later she
met her future husband Carl who
worked across the street at Betzn-
eris Hardware. They married in
1941- Carl and Laura started their
own business, Glades Hardware in
1946 and worked until their retire-
ment in 1977. For several years
Laura worked for Gove Elementary
in the ESE Department. She also
taught first grade catechism to
youngsters at St. Phillip Benizi
Catholic Church every Sunday for
over 30 years. Her husband, Carl
passed in 1993. In 1996 she moved
to West Palm Beach where she
lived on her own until 2003.
She will be lovingly remem-
bered by her family, including her
daughter, Yvonne M. Lockmiller,
Wellington; son, Charles Lock-
Social Security All Star program. We are the lead-
ers in fun, innovative choreography
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open Monday through Friday from 9 levels starting at age 3. To sign your
a.m. to 4 p.m. except on national child up for our "FUN"tastic pro-
holidays. If you prefer, you may gram, join us Saturday, April 2 at
meet with a representative in Winn-Dixie and U-Save from 10
LaBelle at the Nobles Senior Center, a.m.-2 p.m. FREE snow cones for
475 E. Cowboy Way, from 9 a.m.to kids. For more information please
12noon on Tuesday, April 5,2005. call Cheryl at 675-4461 or Melinda
Sign-ups for G. at 675-0458.
tumbling classes Breakfast buffet
Southwest Universe All Stars has The American Legion Auxiliary
tumbling classes every Monday will be having a breakfast buffet on
evening. Classes are open to every- Sunday, April 3, from 8-11 a.m. at
one 3 years of age and up. The class- the American Legion on Highway
es are as follows: Beginners class 5 80. Cost is $5.50 for all you can eat,'
til 6 p.m. Intermediate class 6 til 7 $2.50. for children under 10. Ya'll
p.m. Advanced class 7 til 8 p.m. The come now. ,
cost is $40 per month. If you would
like additional information please Hemp Hills
contact Tammy at 675-3737. GospelGroup
Fashion show Hemp Hills Christian Gospel
and luncheon Group from Nashville will be per-
forming at Eastside Baptist Church,
The American Legion Auxiliary on Hwy. 80 on April 8, 9 and 10th.
will be having a fashion show and Call Debra White .for more details
luncheon for members and their at 675-0717.
guests only on Saturday, April 2,
starting at 12 noon at the American LaBelle Book Club
Legion on Highway 80. Cost is $6. The LaBelle Book Club will
Southwest "Universe" meet on Monday, April 11 at 7 p.m.
at the Barron Library, 461 Main
All StarCheerleading Street. Currently'reading 'Sula' by
Come join LaBelle's very own Toni Morrison. Call 675-0833 for
affordable Southwest "Universe" .information.
: The Swamp Cabbage Festival
wrap-up meeting will be held on
Monday, April 11, at 6:30 p.m. at the
Commissioner's room in the
Hendry County Courthouse.
Drivers are needed to transport
veterans to VA medical appoint-
ments in Ft. Myers and St. Peters-
burg. Volunteers will drive a mini-
van, on an "as needed" basis. The
application process includes hav-
ing a valid state issued driver's
license and meeting the minimum
standards on a VA provided physi-
cal. If you would like to volunteer,
please contact the Hendry County
Veteran Service Office at 675-5250.
Wayne Daltry speaker
- Everyone from the LaBelle,
Muse, Palmdale, Ortona areas, and
any other concerned citizen wish-
ing to hear Wayne Daltry speak on
the massive growth projected for
the four corners area,are invited to
the Muse Community Center on
April 14 at 7 p.m. The kitchen will
be open early around 5 p.m. for
anyone wishing to partake of our,
infamous most authentic mini
philly cheese steaks, hot dogs, etc.
Antiques, crafts and
The search is on for antiques,
crafts and talents as Faith Lutheran
Church in Lehigh works to bring
the community together through a
variety of interests.
Forms are now available by call-
ing the church at 239-369-6177 to
schedule an appraisal of your
antiques, to arrange a table for sale
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of your crafts or to showcase your
The Antique Appraisal and Craft
Show will be held from 9 a.m. until
2 p.m. on Saturday, April 16.
Two antique dealers will be on
hand for the appraisals which have
a fee of $10 each, limit of two items
The Talent Show will be held at
the church on April 30 and will give
1st, 2nd and 3rd place prizes, with up
to 4 honorable mentions. Written
requests may be made to Faith
Lutheran Church, 705 E. -Leeland
Heights Blvd., Lehigh Acres, FL33936.
Proceeds will go to benefit mis:
sion projects that benefit the wider
community. Matching funds for the
event are provided by the local
chapter of Thrivent
You are hereby invited to the 5th
Annual Earth Day in Barron Park on
.Saturday, April 23 from noon to 4
p.m. Friday, April 22, marks the
35th observation of the Earth Day,
which is an international celebra-
tion, involving people in over 180
nations. This event started in
LaBelle five years ago with Earth
Day in the park under the leader-
ship of Tina Noel. This event is free
of charge and promises to be an
exciting family event. Community
groups, schools, churches, agen-
cies, businesses and individuals are
invited.to bring displays to show
what the community does for the
earth. For more information, please
call Lois at 675-3940.
miller, West Palm Beach; two
grandchildren, Alison and Michael;
two brothers, John Doub, LaBelle,
William Doub, Immokalee; three
sisters, Rosa Nash, Port St. Luci,
Julia Chappell, Jupiter, Carmella
Mayton, Alamogordo, NM; many
nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial was
celebrated on March, 11, 2005 at
the St. Therese De Lisieux Catholic
Church, Wellington. Burial fol-
lowed at Our Lady Queen of Peace
Catholic Cemetery, Royal Palm
The family would like to thank
the Hospice Bronze Team and
Father Guerin and Father George of
St. Therese De Lisieux Catholic
Church for their care of Laura.
SCHRIST THE KING
1362 Thigpen Road LaBelle, FL
9:00 a.m. Sunday Worship
The Lords Supper 1st' and 3rd Sundays
Bible Study Sundays at 10:15 a.m. njd
863-675-2733 N. River Rd. (Hwy 78)
IN LOVING MEMORY OF
"DEACON JESSIE JOHNSON"
March 28, 1935 December 4, 2004
There are no words to express what you mean to
me. You're gone but never forgotten. You are
truly missed and forever cherished.
Your Loving Wife
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MISSY IS MISSING
Have you ever lost a pet? If you have, then you know the
heartache that we are feeling.
It all started on Tuesday, March 15 around 3:30 p.m.
when our seventeen-month old Boston Terrior (Boston
Bulldog) left the yard and disappeared. She was last seen
headed north on Fernwood Lane in Muse.
Her name is Missy, and she weighs approximately nine
and one half pounds. She is black with a little white on her
face,, chest and two front paws. She loves children, loves to
play with her stuffed animals, chases. balls and the only
way she can hurt anyone is when she licks you to death.
She loves to be rubbed. She only likes to eat chicken, ham,
roast, rice and gravy. As you can tell she is precious. She is
currently on eye medication. She normally wears a harness
or collar, but did not have one on because she had just had
Please, if you have found our Missy, please call us at 673-
1476 or 239-671-4363 and we will happily pay you a reward
for finding our puppy. Please let us hear from you if you
have found her.
* Authentic Cuban Bread Authentic Cuban Sandwiches
* French Bread Boars Head Sandwiches
* Kiaser Rolls
* Egg Breads
* European Pastries
* Cuban Pastries
* Cakes For All Occasions
* Mini Pastries Platters
* Gourmet Mini Sandwiches
* Party Platters
* Deli Salads
* Stuffed Potato Balls
Cuban Coffee Roasted Pork Sandwich
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Speak out is our free 24-hour opinion line. Call 675-4516 to
express your opinion or ask a question about public issues. You
are not required to give your name. While we want you to speak
freely, the newspaper reserves the right to edit calls for clarity,
brevity, relevance and fairness.
More cattle found
The Hendry County Sheriff's office reports that six head of cattle
have been found in the East District and are being held in their
impound yard. Please call 863-983-1440 to claim..
Tractor stolen.from church
To the people who stole the red 1500 Yanmar tractor, bush hog
and grader blade from the Community Faith Fellowship property -
the week of March 14. Please reconsider and ask God's forgiveness
and return the equipment and go about a productive life-not for our
sake but for yours. Eternity is a long time to spend on regrets. The
property is located at Beechwood and Eucalyptus in Port LaBelle.
Anyone with information, please contact the Sheriff's office.
Faith in Action
Clewiston Kickoff Reception
Thursday, April 7,5:30 p.m.
Public is invited to celebrate
the expansion of Senior Connec-
tions of SW FL Faith in Action pro-
gram in Clewiston at the Senior
Center next to John Boy Auditori-
um, 1200 South W.C. Owen Ave.
The purpose of Faith in Action is
to match. volunteers with those
who are chronically ill to, help
them with different activities of
daily living. Faith in Action volun-
teers, "care partners," can provide
a variety of helpful services,
including making friendly phone
calls, shopping for groceries or
just being a compassionate listen-
er. Please join us for a short pro-
gram, with refreshments, to kick
off Clewiston's participation in
this nationwide program. RSVP to
Liz Taylor at 863/983-7088
Free services to
Insurance counseling with a
trained SHINE counselor is avail-
able every Wednesday morning
free of charge at Nobles Center
and in Moore Haven at Senior
Connections offices. Legal help
from Florida Rural Legal Services
is available at the Nobles Senior
Center in LaBelle on April 13 from
9:30 to 11:30 am. (Must call 675-
1446 to make appointment).
"Save the Date" Memory Mobile
and the next Trash to Treasures
Indoor Flea Market at Nobles Cen-
ter are both on Friday morning,
April 15. NEW Medication assis-
tance through LEAPS is available
April 20 from 1-5 p.m. at Senior
Connections office in Moore
Post disaster help
for older adults
Disaster funds are still avail-
able to help older adults living in
Hendry and Glades counties who
continue to need assistance with
such issues .as roof repair, debris
removal, insurance deductibles,
appliance repair or replacement,
chore work, etc. Elders in need of
help due to the hurricanes of last
summer can speak with a special-
ly trained outreach worker in
Clewiston on Mondays and Tues-
days, (983-7088), and LaBelle
Wednesday through Friday (675-
meetings and events
Family Caregiver Support
Group free meetings in April will
discussions with a Parkinson's
Disease specialist from Lee
in Ft. Myers. All meetings take
place from 4-5 p.m. at local Senior
Connections offices. Next
meetings are April 13 in LaBelle,
April 20 in
Clewiston, and April 27 in
Moore Haven. Call 675-1446 in
in Clewiston and 946-1821 in
- Nobles Senior Center exercise
classes meet'M-W-F at 9:30 a.m.
Come and join
this lively group for better
health. NEW gamers come every
Monday to the,
L.J. Nobles Senior Center start-
ing at 1 p.m. for card playing,
Scrabble "* -
. and what-have-you.: All are
Build another Ark cutting local trees in order to
save the spotted owl. I tried to
In the year 2004, the Lord convince the environmentalists
came unto Noah,,who was now that I needed the wood to save
living in the United States, and the owls. But n o go save
said, "Once again, the earth has the owIs. But no go!
become wicked and overpopu- When I started gathering the
lated and I see the end of all flesh animals, I got sued by an animal
before me. Build another Ark rights group. They insisted that I
and save two of every living was confining wild animals
thing along with a few good against their will. As well, they
humans." argued the accommodation was
He gave Noah the blueprints, too restrictive and it was cruel
saying, "You have six months to and inhumane to put so many
build the Ark before I will start animals in a confined space.
the unending rain for 40 days Then the EPA ruled that I
and 40 nights". couldn't build the Ark until
Six months later, the Lord they'd conducted an environ-
Jooked down and saw Noah mental impact study on your
weeping in his yard ... but no proposed flood. I'm still trying to
ark. resolve a complaint with the
* "Noah", He roared, "I'm Human Rights Commission on
about to start the rain! Where is how many minorities I'm sup-
the Ark?" "Forgive me, Lord," posed to hire for my building
begged Noah. "But things have crew.
changed. I needed a building Also, the trades unions say I
permit. I've been arguing with can't use my sons. They insist I
the inspector about the need for have to hire only Union workers
a sprinkler system. My neighbors with Ark building experience.
claim thatI've violated the neigh- To make matters worse, the
borhood zoning laws by build- IRS seized all my assets, claiming
ing the Ark in my yard and I'mtrin toleavethecountry
exceeding the height limitations. I'm trying to eave the country
We had to go to the Develop- illegally with endangered
ment Appeal Board for a deci- species.
sion. Then the Department of So, forgive me, Lord, but it
Transportation demanded a would take at least ten years for
bond be posted for the future me to finish this Ark."
costs of moving power lines.and Suddenly the skies cleared,
other overhead obstructions, to the sun began to shine, and a
clear the passage for the Ark's rainbow stretched across the
move to the sea. I argued that sky.
the sea would be coming to us, Noah looked up in wonder
but they would hear nothing of and asked, "You mean, You're
it. not going to destroy the world?"
Getting the wood was anoth- "No," said the Lord. "The
er problem. There's a ban on government beat me to it."
Thank you from Grandma's Grove
The organizers of Grandma's Grove's 9th Annual Poker Run
wish to thank the following local businesses for their support:
Winn-Dixie, Langford Ford, LaBelle Dodge Chrysler, NAPA Auto
Parts, Bridge Street Auto Parts, Discount Auto, Save-A-Lot, U-Save
Groceries, American Legion Post 130, Ace Hardware and Log
Senior Connections receives grant
Senior Connections of South-
west Florida is one of 52 agencies
selected out of 65 applicants to
receive a 2005 Winter Cycle Grant
from the SW FL Community
Foundation. The $10,000 grant
was recently awarded for. the pur-
chase of a home delivered meal
truck for the agency's elderly
nutrition program in Glades
County. "With federal and state
funds shrinking, this could not
have come at a better time," says
Sue Gulley, Executive Director of
Senior Connections. She added,
"Our purpose, to enhance the
quality of life and promote inde-
pendent living among the elders
BY ARBABRA MARSHALL
L DVOOMe TO CAREGER'S IssUES
in our communities, cannot be
accomplished if there are older
people in heed of a hot meal who
cannot be helped because we
can't get a vehicle to their home
to provide it." The truck will oper-
ate in the small community of
Buckhead Ridge, an area hard hit
by last summer's hurricanes. Gul-
ley added that it was difficult to
deliver "food, water and ice" to
elderly victims of the storms last
Take caution with body piercings
Rebekah Bernard, MD
I remember a girl in my ninth
grade algebra class that had about
a dozen earrings going all the way
up her earlobes. We were all
amazed, and would gather
around her, asking "didn't.that
hurt?" A few years later, eighties
fans will remember the scandal
when a singer named Jane Child
showed up on a video with a gold
chain connecting her earlobe to a
piercing in her nose. Nowadays, a
half-dozen earrings or nose ring
scarcely raise a pierced eyebrow -
and for some reason that I can't
quite understand, people seem to
want to go poking needles into
their belly buttons, nipples, lips,
tongues, and even genitalia.
Although body piercings may
be in-style, they can come at a
high risk. Piercings can lead to
allergic reactions, scarring, tissue
infection, and can even transmit
diseases such as HIV and Hepati-
tis C. Tongue and lip piercings
have also been known to cause
cracked teeth and gum damage.
Fortunately, you can take steps to
prevent these risks. ,
Probably the most common
problem associated with pierc-
ings is infection. The top part of
the ear and the belly button are
areas that may take longer to heal
and are more likely to become
infected. The signs of infection are
redness, pain, drainage of liquid
from around the pierced area,
To prevent infections, be sure
to get your piercing at a reputable
establishment. The studio should
be clean and orderly. Equipment
should be cleaned and sterilized,
and only brand-new needles
should be used. Be sure that the
artist opens a new needle in front
of you, and avoid the use of pierc-
ing-guns that cannot be sterilized.
The artist should wash his or her
hands and wear gloves during the
procedure. To prevent allergic
reactions, avoid brass or nickel
jewelry in your piercing. A better
bet is surgical-grade steel, 14- or
18-carat gold, or titanium. Once
you have a piercing, take precau-
tions to prevent infection. For
tongue or lip piercings, use an
antibacterial, alcohol-free mouth-
wash for about one minute after
meals. Buy a new toothbrush to
use so that you don't introduce
bacterial into the mouth. For skin
piercings, be sure to clean the site
with soap and water once or
twice a day. Apply a liquid med-
icated cleanser to the area, and
turn the earring a few times to
allow the cleanser to penetrate
into the piercing. Do not use alco-
hol or hydrogen peroxide to clean
the skin these can cause exces-
sive drying. If a piercing looks
infected, remove it immediately
and see your physician.It only
takes a minute to get a body part
pierced, but take your time to
think it over and decide if a pierc-
ing really is for you. Remember
that trends come and go, but a
piercing may last forever!
Next week: everything you
ever wanted to know about tat-
Letters to the Editor
Fees-Fleeced or Flee?
Just in case you haven't noticed
LaBelle and the majority of Hendry
County are enmeshed in a conun-
drum of massive, precocious mag-
nitude.Asa result of the "Eastward
Ho" land rush precipitated by
"Developmentitis", real estate
prices have doubled, tripled and
Grove owners faced with a deci-
sion of struggling to get a return of
$50 an acre in crops are selling
their land to the developers at
prices per acre -beyond their
Lots in Port LaBelle, having lan-
guished in. despair of ever being
sold are bringing record prices as
the land rush continues.
Anything on water or accessing
water is the average humans ability
to understand not only what the
prices are, but who has that kind of
money. All of this euphoric escala-
tion of land and home prices has
not been lost on the realtors. But
they are not the only ones bustling
and hustling to capitalize on this
land value escalation bonanza.
All levels of county and city gov-
ernments, particularly your asses-
sors offices, are already busy
updating their assessed evaluation
models to reflect, in our real estate
tax bills, the increased land values.
Since the majority of all real estate
taxes levied in the county fall on the
individual home owner, the
options might just be "Fees-fleeced
The "fees" refers to the need for
your county & city officials to:
implement Impact fees addressing
the need .for the developers to par-
ticipate in the need for increased
infrastructure such as roads,
bridges, schools, health, safety and,
recreational facilities created by the:
increased populations attracted to
their developments. The "fleecing"
is in the state agencies continuing
to delegate the cost of more and
more state mandated services be
borne by the counties and
"Fleeing" is always another of
your options, butwhere would you
go, and why should you have to
uproot, leaving family and friends?
I submit that the elected officials
must be held responsible for man-
aging this "land largesse" so that
everyone shares equally and we
don't end up expanding the "gap"
that already exists between
the"haves" and the "have nots".
Left to it's own devices, the expec-
tations will be to drive a stake into
the heart of the real strength of the
county and cities, you the people
who are, .have been and want to
continue to live here.
For those few, mainly embat-
tled, agricultural enterprise tax
bases, U.S. Sugar has had to resort
to taking on the Hendry Regional
Medical Center after the Hospital-
Authorities most recent tax
increase. With razor thin margins
in a world sugar market, rising
'operational costs, and as a major
land owner, how much longer
before they redirect their resources
into land development with result-
ant positive, bottom line, results,
compared to "raising cane", at a
Man, you might be. saying. I
don't need this kind of pressure,
and you are absolutely right, so. in
the parlay of the informed, "pass it
Pass it on to your elected offi-
cials. Hold them responsible thru
your attendance and participation
in all public meetings and work-
shops. There is a workshop on
school impact fees in Clewiston on
April 5. There is a review of road
impact fees at the BOCC meeting
in Clewiston on April 12.
Call your elected officials, e-mail
and snail mail them. Write letters to
the editors of your newspapers,
and contact and organize your
neighbors into citizen action
There is one operating .in
LaBelle, the IMPACT Group, and I
happy to assist you in any way
positive to the mutual needs of all
Hendry County citizens and tax
Proud of LaBelle
and Sheriff Lee
During the week of March 21,
an over-the-road trucker, his wife
and their pets were in LaBelle for
a delivery. Upon completion of
his unloading, he returned to his
truck to find that he could not
awaken his wife.
He sought help from Hendry
County Jail personnel, who alert-
ed EMS and went to assist until
their arrival. Sadly, his wife passed
away, and they were over 1,000
miles from home and family.
In a small town where he was
unfamiliar with its people, this
devastated man found caring
people. Sheriff Ronnie Lee, his
employees (jail officers, medical
staff, road patrol, CID), EMSWand
Hendry/Glades Mental Health
pulled together to assist this truck-
er in his time of need byproviding
a place to spend the night, secur-
ing his truck, providing contact
with family members, counseling
and arranging other necessities.
Hendry County is lucky and
blessed to have Sheriff Ronnie
Lee and, compasignate, caring
citizens. I am very proud to work
for the Hendry County Sheriffs
Office and serve under Sheriff
By Pudge Lehman up cat hair or
My friend Sharon Cade uses sewing off
graham crackers instead if vanilla the furniture
wafers in her banana pudding It use a barely
was so good! Also another hint... damp
Use a cast iron pan used to make sponge.. This
corn bread sticks or pones to is the only way I can clean my
make lady fingers from a cake velour chair ... It will soon be mos-
mix. quito season.. Here is a sneaky
Keep one needle threaded with way to. keep those little suckers
black thread, one with white and from keeping you up all night. First
one with tan. You can quickly sew turn off the light, get the swatter (
on a button without any delay.. not the clean one you use on the
Once in awhile while watching TV children) go into an adjoining
clean out your purse or room and turn on the light and
wallet..When you try a new recipe wait a few minutes and the pesky
from your. cookbook ask your critter will fly into the room. Swat!
family to rate it from I to 10. Werd fer the Week: CHEER
I being poor. Write it beside the A piece of furniture used fer setting .
recipe for future dinners.... To pick "Pull up a cheer and set a spell."
By Jo Coombs
For 42 long years, Linda
Reecer was an operating room
nurse. She worked.for the Hendry
County Medical Center in Clewis-
ton for 30 and one half of those
years before retiring in 2004.
Before she was.even able to be
hit with retirement boredom,
Linda was offered a new job.
At the general meeting in
November, Janice Groves, who
was .the President of the Fire-
house Cultural Center (Fire-
house) for over 10 years,
announced that she was resign-
ing. After nominations were
made and voting done, Linda gra-
ciously stepped up to the plate
and accepted the job of Presi-
At that meeting, the other offi-
cers were retained for another
term of one year. They are Vice
President Mike Shough, Secretary
Donna Baines and Treasurer Bill
Bruce. It was also decided that
Past President Janice Groves
would serve a one-year term on
the Board of Directors. At this
time the only other Board mem-
ber is Jo Coombs who is the
appointed liaison to the City of
LaBelle. Linda stated that she was
glad that such a supporting group
of board members were going to
retain their positions. This way
continued continuity of the
smooth. running organization
Linda has been involved with
the Firehouse for the past nine
years. Even though she was very
active in high school and nursing
school with plays, etc., her activi-
ties with the Firehouse have been
minimal because of her nursing
job. But what was HCMC's loss
through retirement is the Fire-.
house's gain. She studied classi-
cal piano as a child at the Cincin-
nati Conservatory of Music. After
having kept the piano playing up
over the years, Linda has played
for four out of the five musical
productions put on at the Fire-
house. And the one Linda didn't
play for, well you guessed it,
HCMA and her career came first.
The planning stage for the
2005-2006 season at the Fire-
house has already begun even
though this season isn't over yet.
Many different ideas about plays
and a musical have been floating
through the air. The Firehouse
Cultural Center is growing every
year. Now we have members
from Clewiston and Glades
The last play of the season is
"Party to Murder" by Marcia Kash
and Douglas E. Hughes This Hal-
loween murder/mystery game,
directed by Sue Elser, will be
done April 22-24 and April 28-May
1. Come by and enjoy the last
play of the season.
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year because the agency's four-
teen-year old minivan would not
start most days.
Senior Connections of South-
west Florida, Inc. a United Way
Partner Agency, and lead agency
for services to elders under grants
from the Area Agency on Aging of
SW FL and Dept. of Elder Affairs,
offers a variety of services to older
adults sixty years of age or older to
help them remain independent
for as long as that is their choice.
For additional information, please
feel free to contact their offices in
LaBelle at (863) 675-1446, in
Clewiston at (863)983-7088 or in
Moore Haven at (863) 946-1821.
Caloosa Belle, Thursday, March 31,2005
Caloosa Belle, Thursday, March 31, 2005 5
Operation Safe Ride
FHP Troopers issue over
6,000 citations during Opera-
tion Safe Ride
Tallahassee: The Florida
Highway Patrol is releasing
enforcement totals for the
fourth phase of Operation Safe
Ride, a 48-hour statewide
aggressive driving enforce-
ment operation that was con-
ducted February 24-25. Opera-
tion Safe Ride was conducted
in all ten FHP field troops
throughout the state.
Enforcement totals from the
2-day campaign include the
Total citations-6,065, total
total warnings-1,171, faulty
equipment notices-707, total
Activity breakdown: speed
citations-3,242, following too
closely-84, improper lane
change-96, failure to yield
passing-46, failure to obey traf-
fic control device-124, move-
over citations-9, driving under
the influence arrests-3 1, occu-
pant restraint citations-538,
aggressive driving citations-
The Florida Highway Patrol
launched the first phase of
Operation Safe Ride, a
statewide enforcement opera-
tion, on February 26-27, 2004.
The campaign was created in
response to a growing concern
over aggressive drivers and
incidents of road rage through-
out Florida. Operation Safe
Ride features varying traffic
themes, seeking to not only
curb hazardous violations, but
to heighten awareness toward
the particular issue chosen
during each enforcement
wave. The second wave of
Operation Safe Ride targeted
commercial vehicle violations.
The two-day initiative was held
May 13-14, 2004. The third
phase on Operation Safe Ride
was held December 22-23,
2004. Once again, the theme of
the operation targeted aggres-
sive driving violations. FHP
troopers utilized all available
resources to track violators,
including our new Mercury
Marauders. During the
* enforcement details, troopers
focused their enforcement
efforts on every interstate,
Florida's Turnpike, and other
major state roads in Florida
where aggressive and haz-
ardous moving violations are
prevalent. By implementing
enforcement initiatives such as
Safe Ride, our agency contin-
ues to execute innovative
measures aimed at curbing the
rising number of deaths and
injuries caused by motor vehi-
cle crashes on Florida road-
LaBelle, Fla., March.28, 2005. About Alico
Alico, Inc., (Nasdaq: ALCO)
announced today that Craig Sim- Alico, Inc., an agribusiness
mons has resigned as Chief company operating in Central
Financial Officer of Alico, Inc., and Southwest Florida, owns
effective April 15, 2005. Mr. Sim- approximately 141,000 acres of
mons informed the Company land located in Collier, Hendry,
that he would be pursuing a Lee and Polk Counties. The com-
.career in financial services. The pany is involved in various oper-
Company has initiated a search nations and activities including
to find his replacement. citrus fruit production, cattle
Craig Simmons stated, I ranching, sugarcane, sod pro-
have enjoyed my 15 year tenure duction, and forestry. The Com-
at Alico and will miss the friends pany also leases land for farm-
and associates I have made over ing, cattle grazing, recreation
those years. I have a new career and oil exploration,' and is
direction ahead of me that I trust increasingly involved in explor-
will offer the same opportunities ing real estate development in
that were afforded me at Aflcb.'..' and beyond its. holdings.
Tres Ninos Fund
set up for newborns
What Agriculture means to SWFL
Dr. Fritz Roka, marketing
researcher at the University of Flori-
da Institute of Food and Agricultur-
al Sciences (IFAS) in Immokalee,
presented some strong back up
materials on Southwest Florida's
agricultural base to the South Flori-
da Regional Planning Council,
meeting in LaBelle on March 17.
Here are some of his findings.
Southwest Florida's regional
economy has been described as a
3-legged stool, including tourism,
construction, and agriculture. Agri-
culture is the biggest land user,
with 1.5 million acres or more than
40 percent of the total land area in
the five-county region of South-
west Florida, which includes Char-
lotte, Lee, Collier, Glades and
The area provides five com-
modity groups: cattle (1,175,000
acres) citrus (180,000 acres),
(90,000 acres), sugarcane (90,000
acres), vegetables (50,000 acres)
and ornamentals (5,000 acres).
(Ornamentals refers only to the
wholesale production side and
does not include landscaping or
golf course management)
The region accounts for more
than $900 million in farm gate sales
annually. Of that, more than 70 per-
cent of farm sales is from citrus and
Ornamentals have the highest
dollar per acre value. These farm
sales do not include any value-
added benefits from citrus or sugar
processing facilities in the South-
west Florida region.
The economic impacts of agri-
culture are separated into three cat-
a. Direct: sales or income that
are directly attributable to farming
b. Indirect: sales or income that
result from companies that trade
with agricultural operations.
c. Induced: sales or income that
result from retail establishments
where farmers', their employees
and the employees of allied busi-
nesses spend their income on con-
sumer goods (ex. TVs, boats, cars,
clothes, entertainment activities,
Sales and income are different
"lenses" through which to describe
economic impacts, Dr. Roka assert-
ed. From a "sales" perspective, he
said, agriculture contribute m.qre
than $1.2 billion to Southwest Flori-
da annually. From an "income"
perspective, agriculture generates
nearly one half billion across the
region. Income a more is a impor-
tant measure of economic impact
because that is money which
accrues to the residents in the
region, he said.
He explained that "multipliers"
are a convenient way to summa-
rize impacts (divide "total impact"
by "direct impacts"). For every $1
of farm sales, another 57 cents are
generated by allied companies and
retail establishments. For every $1
of income earned by an ag worker,
another $1.38 of income is accu-
mulated by workers throughout
The more "indirect" and
"induced" impacts, the higher the
multipliers, which is a reflection of
how much money stays within the
He explained that multipliers
for the coastal counties (Charlotte,
Collier, and Lee) are higher than for
the rural counties of Glades and
Hendry. This suggests higher "spill-
over" effects accrue to the coastal
counties, even though most of the
agricultural production occurs on
land well east of the coastal com-
He said most workers earn
between $7-12 per hour. Full-time
workers operate equipment and
supervise field operations: They
are either salaried or paid an hourly
rate. Seasonal workers are
employed during the peak months
(Dec.-Apr.). They are paid on the
basis of a piece rate and their indi-
vidual productivity. ,
Dr. Roka explained that agricul-
ture should not be viewed as a
major employer. Nationally, less
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than 2 percent of all Americans are
directly involved in the production
of food and fiber.
Mexican tomatoes, Brazilian
citrus and African sugar are being
produced at less cost than what a
Florida producer can do because
they have big advantages in lower
wages and less overall regula-
In the world of commodities,
the low cost producer wins, Dr.
Roka.explained. There is a con-
stant push to improve and adapt
to new technology that could
increase yields and/or lower pro-
duction costs. For instance: citrus
mechanical harvesting in Florida.
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migrant farm worker camp, staff
members of Guadalupe Social
Services, a Catholic Charities
program located in Immokalee,
discovered that three farm work-
ers gave birth to children with
severe defects during a three-.
Between December 17, 2004,
and the following February 6,
Carlitos was born without arms
and legs, Jesus was born with an
underdeveloped jaw that causes
his tongue to fall into his throat
and Violeta was born without a
nose, ear or visible sexual
organs. She died three days later.
The circumstances linking.
the births, and the subsequent
lack of answers on anyone's part
to determine the cause, have
made national news. Guadalupe.
Social Services has been provid-
ing multiple services to these
families since their troubles
began including asking for inves--
tigations into why this cluster of
birth defects occurred.
A special fund has been set
up for the families of the chil-
dren with birth defects called the
Tres Ninos Fund. "They are in
need of better housing and jobs
that will enable them to stay in
the area, where their children
can continue to receive consis-
tent service, rather than migrate
northwhen the picking season
ends in the coming months,"
said BrianBennett, director of
rural services for Catholic Chari-
Donations to this fund will be
turned over to the three families
and divided equally amongst
them Bennett said.
Anyone interested in donat-
ing. to the Tres Ninos Fund can
send a contribution to: Tres
Ninos Fund, c/o Guadalupe
Social Services; P.O. Box 5034,
Immokalee, FL 34143. For more
information, contact Guadalupe
Social Services at 239-657-6242.
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Caloosa Belle, Thursday, March 31,2005
Caloosa Belle, Thursday, March 31,2005
April is child abuse prevention month
By Mark Young really came about due to limited
CLEWISTON The first of resources to gain funding for dif-
April marks the first day of an ferent programs. By acting as a
important effort to bring aware- single group, it became easier to
ness to the smallest victims of obtain the funding for their
crime are brought to the fore- needs, which was especially dif-
front of attention through Child ficult being small agencies in a
Abuse/Neglect Prevention rural community.
Month. "We decided to band togeth-
As just one small part of that er to put everything under one
effort to recognize the children umbrella, so if we have these
in our lives, the first week of needs assessments then we
April is Children's Week and could do as it a group," she said.
their will be a Children's Fair at It began with the Pre-K pro-
LaBelle Elementary April 2, from gram in Glades County and
10 a.m. through 2 p.m. began to blossom, with the
The event is being sponsored introduction of the Head Start
by the Family Service Network of program. Healthy Families
Hendry/Glades, United Way, and became part of the organization
Success byGSix. t Iy. in 1999.
Success by Six. "We all get together and help
The Family Service Network each other do the best job we
is a compilation of organizations can individually, but with the
geared towards one common support of others," said Ms.
goal: To help promote the health Paskvan.
and welfare of families through- The April 2 Children's Fair in
out the area. LaBelle is designed to offer a day
According to Healty Families of fun to local children, as well
Program Manager Judith as bringing attention of the
Paskvan, the organization of many services available to fami-
individual agencies into a broad lies with young children. Typi-
network of service providers call, most of the services
reaching a common goal has offered tend to focus on preg-
helped to increase the availabili- nant women and parents who
ty of a variety of services to those have newborns through the age
who are in need of them. of five.
"We've been' in existence But the ultimate goal this
since the early 1990s," she said. month, is to bring awareness to
"It's a group of providers that the child abuse and neglect and
came together to discuss issues the programs available to help
and share resources." families and children who may
Ms. Paskvan said the need be in this dark situation.
The SA of LaBelle gets
"We can help teach parents
how to deal with stressful situa-
tions, which is something that is
prevention of child abuse -
meaning how can we help par-
ents reduce their stressors that
may cause someone to shake
their child. So, it's informational
on shaken babies, how to deal
with an unruly child and those
kinds of things," she said.
Through the group effort, the
organizations learn about one
another, what each individual
agency provides, and how best
to disseminate information
among the group while provid-
ing a solid foundation of know-
ing how to refer families to the
best agency equipped to held
resolve potential problems.
Ms. Paskvan said it is impor-
tant to note that while Healthy
Families has a child prevention
and neglect program, the pri-
mary services offered is not a
negative force, more so than
offering a positive parenting
"The program is about the
winds of change and we don't
focus on saying 'You're a bad
parent,' but how can we can
help parents be better parents,"
she said. "People don't realize
sometimes that when you have
so many stressors in your life
that you may be on the edge. A
lot of people don't think, 'I'm
going to go shake a baby.' It's
just that they. can get into situa-
tions where they just don't know
how to handle it."
The program teaches parents
of young children just what to
expect from their children as
they develop from infancy
through pre-school years. The
education or pre-knowledge of
how a two-year-old may behave
can be an invaluable tool for
young parents under the stress
of raising a child for the first time
while dealing with the everyday
stresses of life, family, and
There is no truer understand-
ing that first time parents often
go through a learning curve
because children truly don't
come with a readymade hand-
book loaded with specific
instructions. But through agen-
cies such as Healthy Families,
United Way, and the many
organizations affiliated with the
Family Network Services,
"instructions" can be provided.
The Family Network Services
includes such organizations as
daycare providers, Florida Com-
munity Health Center, Hendry
County schools, Glades County
Schools; American Cancer Soci-
ety, REACT, Hendry/Glades Men-
tal. Health, and many, many
If you are an expectant moth-
er or struggling with raising a
young child, learn more about
what services are available by
attending the third annual Chil-
dren's Fair in LaBelle.
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IIt' who we are.
Randy's Garage., Inc.
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737 S. Bridge St. LaBelle
Serving this area for over 10 years
a helping handhand
The Salvation Army of LaBelle Ken Cryar and Special Projects
was the grateful recipient of a Coordinator, Henry Spang.
donation from the Armada Foun- The Armada Foundation is a
dation, Inc. Mr. Robert Phaneuf non-profit organization dedicated
contacted the LaBelle office and to enriching the lives of less fortu-
offered to bring a shipment of food hate people who face the chal-
which is always welcome. He also lenges of hunger and homeless-
asked for a wish list of other need- ness. Armada makes use of
ed items, so a request for school donated yachts for trips to underde-
supplies was sent to him. veloped countries to deliver much
On Saturday, March 19, Mr. Pha- needed food, clothing, medicine
neuf and his associates delivered and more. They work with many
those supplies to the public boat agencies, such as outreach centers,
ramp in LaBelle. Several volunteers churches, Kiwanis and food banks.
were on hand to help unload the The Armada Foundation is based in
boat. Among the volunteers were Pompano Beach, FL.
Human Services Coordinator, Deb- Many people in our community
bie Lavender and her husband will benefit from their generous.
Clyde Lavender; Community Rela- donation. If you would like to learn
tions Director, Mr. David Westphal; more about them you-can visit their
Pantry Coordinator, Belle Harg- web site at www.armadafounda-
reaves; Secretary, Sandra Howard; tion.com.
Simple Secrets to lower
your utility costs
If you are like many homeown-
ers, you likely dread the arrival of
bills. Especially the water, gas and
electric bills it feels like you have
no control over them, so you just
sigh and write the check. It's time
to take charge of your bills. By just
paying a little more attention to
your household habits, you can cut
your utility costs, Sure, you'll never
eagerly anticipate seeing utility bills
in the mailbox. But you just might
be smiling at your savings.
Turn off the water in the sink or
shower while you're brushing your
teeth or shaving.
Wait for a full load before run-
ning the dishwashing machine or
Take showers instead of baths
to cut down on the use of hot
Take a 10-mihute shower
instead of a 20-minute one.
In the yard, put sprinklers on a
timer and water in the morning to
Fix leaky faucets or running toi-
Turn off appliances and lights
that aren't in use.
Replace bulbs with lower-
wattage ones if possible.
Install ceiling fans. Then you
can decrease air conditioning use
in the summer and circulate heat in
See if appliances like air condi-
tioners and furnaces are energy effi-
Remove the lint from the dryer
filter after every load. That will let in
more heat and dry clothes faster.
Plant tall shrubs and bushes.
- You'll get shade in the summer and
won't have to blast the air condi-
tioning. In the winter, they can
block harsh winds.
Insulate places where outside
air comes in, like windows or
Turn off the stove or oven a few
minutes before food is done. Resid-
ual heat will finish the cooking.
The oven door should be closed
tightly. If you can't shut it, get it
The Easter Bunny made an appearance at the United Way
United Way Baby Shower
The Easter Bunny (none other
than Mary Bartoshuk) was in
town a little early to help out at
the United Way Baby Shower at
the Woman's Club last Thursday.
Over 38 new and expectant moth-
ers were treated to a traditional
Baby Shower, complete with a
beautiful cake, donated and deco-
rated by Margaret White, decora-
tions, games, healthy snacks,
health literature in both English
and Spanish and door prizes.
Most importantly the 'moms' are
given important resource infor-
mation to assure a healthy baby.
The door prizes and food were
generously donated by the
Woman's Club. Private donations
of colorful handmade baby blan-
kets were given away. The
Woman's Club has been hosting
the event since the baby showers
.have outgrown the space avail-
able at the United Way House on
Ft: Thompson Ave. Of course the
ladies from the Woman's Club are
some of the most generous and
thoughtful ladies in LaBelle. On
top of all the gifts, and food pro-
vided they also again donated a
baby car seat.
A huge 'Thank You' goes to the
sponsors for the event: United
Way, Child Care of SWFL, Healthy
Families, Healthy Start, Family
Health Centers, Opening Doors
for You and Your Family, Family
Services Network, the Woman's
Club and Margaret.White.
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needs senior volunteers 60
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mentor children in elementary
schools, day care, and head
start centers in Lee, Sarasota,
Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto and
Foster Grandparents will
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Daniella Langley shows off her paintings and photographs,
mostly lovely nature scenes, animals and wildlife.
Staff Photos/Donna Meister
The Captain Hendry House in the springtime can't be any
more lovelier..., or maybe it's during Christmastime that it's
the prettiest, or maybe during the autumn time! ANYTIME
it's just beautiful. A perfect setting for the Annual Woman's
Club Art Festival, where over 20 artists showed their work.
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Terri Hoffman has her own studio called Gallery Denaud
where she paints with watercolors, pen and ink and does
Chinese brush work.
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Roger Park, wintering in LaBelle from Upstate NY, is an artist
301 South Gloria Street, Clewiston, FL 33440
Art from the Heart
Alyssa Boutwell, daughter of artist Kim Martin has been tak-
ing lessons from her Mom and seems to have inherited the
Another successful Art and
Music Festival sponsored by the
LaBelle Community Woman's
Club was enjoyed by many on
Saturday, March 19, 2005. The
weather could not have been
any better and almost quite cool
in the shade of the mossy oaks at
the Captain Hendry House..
Artists and craftsmen had the
perfect setting to display their
wonderful works of art. Several
had a room all to themselves to
arrange and display their individ-
ual works of art. Others set up
on the wraparound porches.
The artists beamed as they
received compliments and prais-
es for they talents.
Hand paintings on tile, glass
and ceramics, wood and scroll
work, oil, watercolors and
acrylic paintings, Chinese brush
work, pen and ink drawings and
framed photographs were all
One Step Back provided the
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Pat Rummel displays her beautiful watercolor and enamel
SHERRI AND BONNIE DENNING
THREE MORE BIG
There is an old saying about
the three crucial factors in deter-
mining value in real estate- loca-
tion, location and location,
Actually, there are also three
more factors--timing, timing and
Real estate values tend to go
in cycles, with property values
reflecting what is going on in the
community. If the local economy
is doing well, prices tend to
increase. During an economic
slowdown, prices tend to stabi-
lize or decrease. People who have
done very well with real estate
over the years have great instincts
about when to buy and sell. They
have mastered the art of buying
when the market is near the bot-
tom of the cycle and selling when
it is near the top, without a lot of
concern about whether .they
made the best possible bargain in
the transaction. They understand
that investments are long term, so
it may take years for a rental
property to turn a great cash flow
or for the equity to become sub-
stantial. In the real estate busi-
ness, timing is absolutely crucial.
Sherri's daughter, Bonnie, a C.P.A.,
brings her expertise to form a dynamic
team ready to serve all your real estate
For professional advice on all
aspects of buying or selling real estate,
contact Bonnie or Sherri at Southern
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toe tapping the music that filled
the air. The LaBelle Gourmet
Club, Woman's Club members
and others provided delicious
yummy treats and brunch foods.
LaBelle Community Woman's
Club cookbooks were one of the
mdny items purchased by the art
The Captain Hendry House is
already reserved for next year.
So mark your calendars for Sat-
urday, March 18, 2006. Get your
paintings ready now for your
own art show.
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Caloosa Belle, Thursday, March 31,2005 9
The LaBelle Cowboys' Pow-
erlifting Team beat out Avon
Mooney, Lemon Bay, Lake
Placid, and Bishop Verot for first
place in their first home meet.
State hopefuls James Holland
and Matt Davidson set school
records in their weight classes.
However, it was the younger
Cowboys that came through for
the team wins. Sophomore
Keyendae Brown placed 1st in
the 129-pound weight class with
freshman Thomas Bennett com-
ing in 3rd. Both of these young
men have made excellent gains.
Timmy Gonzales (183) his first
year powerlifting as a junior
placed 1st in his class and seems
to be gaining confidence. Fresh-
man Kyle Davidson (154) placed
3rd and Drew Dyess placed 5th
for big points in the 154 class.
Sophomore Angel Pequeno
place 3rd in the 139 class. Albert
Williams placed 5th in the 169.
Nathan Reiberdy placed 2nd in
the 219 class. A majority of our
football players are at an in
between size and all of the
younger kids we have are out
here trying to get a jump on
spring football and summer
We need that kind of com-
mitment from all of our players,"
.said Coach Kelley. Jason
Williams, Chris Lopez and Nick
Alanis are first year lifters that
have also been very impressive.
Chris (199) won his class and
Nick- (219) was second with
Jason (169) third. The Cowboys
will defend their Regional title on
April 6th at the LaBelle High
The Storm drops
three in a row
This past weekend, the LaBelle
Storm (3-3) traveled to Ocala to
face the undefeated Thorough-
breds (6-0). The game started with
the Thoroughbreds striking first
with a 15-yard touchdown pass.
The two-point conversion was
good which made the score 8-0.
In the second quarter, the Thor-
oughbreds kept on adding to the
score board by scoring two more
touchdowns. One was a run up the
middle and the second touchdown
was a 10-yard pass,'that made the
score 20-0 at the half.
The third quarter started off
with the defense stepping up their
game to put a stop to the Thor-
oughbred's offense. The defense.
shut the Thoroughbreds out in the
third and fourth quarter. The Storm
got on board with a 4-yard run up
the middle by Albert Kelly from
Riverdale High. The two-point con-
version was good. This made the
final score 20-8 in favor of the Thor-
Game highlights: Dedrick
McClain (4) went 3-6 for 79 yards;
Albert Kelly (13) had 21 carries for
90 yards and a touchdown. On the
defensive side, the leading tackler
was Dujuan Mckinnon (9) with 10
tackles, Tom Proctor (55) helped
out with six tackles of his own. This
weekend the 3-4 Storm will line up
against the Clearwater Vipers at 7
p.m. at Davis Pratt Park. Admission
Staff photo/Donna Meister
Auctioneer Mark Schoenwald auctions off a colorful decora-
Bargains galore at
LaBelle Auction Company
Schoenwald held his first auction
at one of LaBelle's newest busi-
nesses on Sunday, March 20. Seri-
ous antique buyers, the curious
and the bargain shoppers all
showed up to get a. piece of the
action at the auction! Buyers had
a chance to preview the items up
for bid the day before and the day
Sof the auction. Items were varied
such as an antique pendulum
clock that went for. over,$400 dol-
lars to a complete set of dishes for
$5 dollars. Some miscellaneous
items sold for as little as just one
dollar. There seemed to be some-
thing for everyone. The LaBelle
Auction Company is located at
390 N. Bridge Street immediately
south of the Caloosahatchee
Bridge in the old bank building.
Watch the Caloosa Belle for
Art and Cindy Kellogg of
Mobile, Alabama announce the
engagement and forthcoming
marriage of their daughter, Amy
Elizabeth Kellogg to Demetrius
Arnez Summerville, son of
Chester Summerville and. Gwen '
Truss of Birmingham, Alabamaa
The bride-elect is graduate of .CoUirtesy photo
the University of Alabama, Troy family, the couple will exchange
State University and LaBelle High wedding vows at Christ Presbyter-
School The prospective groom is ian Church in Mobile, Alabama
a graduate of Troy State University on the seventh of May, two thou-
and Ensley High School. sand and five at three o'clock in
In the company of friends and the afternoon;
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The Cowgirls softball team is
on a roll and it doesn't look like
they may stop any time soon.
Their latest accomplishment
came over Spring Break when
they went down to Naples and
took part in an eight-team tour-
nament called the Battle of the
LaBelle played in four games
and gave up no runs on their
way to the tournament trophy.
LaBelle defeated Miami Coral
Ridge, St. Francis of New York,
St. John Neuman and the
Umatilla to take first place.
Amanda Atun had to be the
star of the show as she pitched in
all four games. She looked as if
she was unstoppable as she kept
the opponents off balance the
entire weekend. She also had a
number of good at bats to help
the offense as well.
In the game against Coral
Park, Atun gave up just two hits
while striking out nine batters.
The game went just five innings
as the Cowgirls won 12-0.
The girls got the bats going
early in this one as they scored
two runs in the first inning and
then four more in the second.
They finished the game with a
run in the fourth and then five
more in the fifth.
Paige and Heather Raulerson
were the big hitters, in this game
as the sisters combined for five
hits in seven at bats. Heather had
three doubles that scored three
runs while her sister had two hits
that scored two runs. She also
crossed home plate three times
In their next game St. Francis
seemed to be no match for them
as they won going away with a
15-0 score. Things started off
slow for the girls as they scored
just three runs through five
innings, then the bats came to
life and they finished out the sev-
enth inning with a nine run
Atun had the best night at the
plate as she connected four
times while scoring two runs
and driving in another two. Paige
had three more hits in this game
while Jaci Seally went two for
two on the evening.
Next up was St. John Neu-
man. Once again it was like
LaBelle was playing no one.
LaBelle rattled off twelve runs
while holding them to nothing.
Atun pitched five innings and
then gave way to Alexia Reddish
who finished out the game.
Paige had another three hits
while her sister had two that
scored four runners, Janna Tay-
lor had two hits while Laci
McCall had just one hit that
drove in three more runs for
In the championship game
LaBelle scored five runs early
and then the rains came. That
was the only thing that was able
to slow down the attack. The
game was called and the Cow-
girls won 5-0
LaBelle will have two games
this week. First they will host
Immokalee and then they travel
to Glades Day tomorrow to try
and avenge two earlier losses to
the Lady Gators.
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FAX > 863.675.6575
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Workforce Council of South- Francisc
west Florida, Inc, Farm-Ed Pro- Other pa
gram and Hendry County Eco- program
nomic Development Council, Inc. Executive
recently celebrated the joint ven- County I
ture of a Drywall Finisher Training Council;
Course in a completion ceremo- Hendry (
ny. Eight students completed the opment
five-week program. under the of the pr
supervision of Octaviano Hernan- Ivette Ci
dez of All Trades Construction Nogera,
LLC. This program was a new SWFL;
concept in training for the area Workforc
where students learned drywall tractors 1
finishing on site. Mr. CarlosSaave-. pie ca n
dra, Adult Migrant and Program Developl
Executive Director for the State of 863-675-'
Florida, attended the ceremony at gram (B
the Redlands Christian Migrant 9863.
Association (RCMA) building in
LaBelle on Sunday, March 13, and
congratulated the students on
their achievement. Bill Caban,
Director of the Farm-Ed Program
in Hendry County, presented the
certificates to Candido Garcia,
Sixto Gomez, Dominga Hernan-
dez, Edelmira Resendez, Maria
Rodriguez, Pedro Velasquez,
Brought to you by -
: Lori Langford
David Robinson of the United I
States Naval Academy won the I
Naismith Award as the nation's top *.
I college, basketball player in 1987. I
Seven years later, as a center for the I
San Antonio Spurs, Robinson was
named the 1994-95 NBA Most
Valuable Player. Can you name the
most recent player to win both
awards? Here's a big hint: .he was a
teammate of Robinson's in San
Antonio. That's right, the answer is
Tim Duncan, who *on the Naismith
.Award as a senior at Wake Forest in
1997, and was named league MVP in A le
2001-02 with the Spurs.
It's no surprise that Robinson was their
the top choice in the 1987 NBA draft,
but surprisingly, the 12th choice that tutic
year, taken by Washington, was the
smallest player ever to don an NBA I
uniform. His name was Mugsy B t
Bogues, a 5'3" guard (what else?) who yt
averaged 7.6 assists in a career that I than
I lasted 14 years. But can you name the I
I smallest player ever to score 30 points I
I in an NBA game? The answer is Earl I
I Boykins, a 5'5' guard (what else?) for We'r
I the Denver Nuggets, who knocked I
I don 32 points in a 117-109 win over I role
I Detroit in Noveniber of 2004. I ..-
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1 Do you have any idea why golf
courses have 18 holes? History has it
that at the birthplace of the sport the
Old Course at St. Andrews Links in
Scotland the Society of St. Andrews
Golfers had originally laid out a 22-
hole course, for reasons unknown. In
1764, more than 300 years after the
game was first played at St. Andrews,
th Society decided to combine a few
of the holes because they were too
short. The new course came in at 18
holes, and thus it has ever been.
I'll bet you didn't know, coming or
going, that when the rubber hits the
road, you can't afford not to buy from
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rticipants in the morning
included Janice Groves,
e Director of Hendry
County Economic Devel-
Council and coordinator
program with Bill Caban;
intron, RCMA; Cristina
Workforce Council of
and Sylvia Escobedo,
:e Council of SWFL. Con-
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Caloosa Belle, Thursday, March 31, 2005
COUTNTDO WN TO HOME OWNERSHIP
Purchasing a home involves a
roller coaster of emotions, a pile
of paperwork and nerves of
steel. Beginning the process
without a cursory course in
home buying is not a wise ven-
ture. Here are steps along the
way to expect on the way to
your final destination home
Step 1: Affordability: Before
you visit a real estate agent,
decide on a price range. The best
way to do so is to sit down with
a financial consultant or mort-
gage broker who will weigh
your current debt against your
income and savings.
Step 2: Finding a home:
Finding your prospective home
can be a time-consuming
process. Consult with a real
estate broker, who will have
current listings and up-to-date
information, or set out on your
own search by visiting open
Step 3: Making an offer: In
most states, you'll be required to
make a formal offer on the
house in the form of a written
contract. It will state your
intended offer price as well as
information on a down payment
and proposed closing date.
Step 4: -Securing a mortgage:
Now that you know your pur-
chase price, find a lender who
will agree to lend you the
money. Shop around for the best
offer from several financial insti-
tutions, keeping in mind the
current interest rate.
Step 5: Contact an attorney:
You'll likely want to contact an
attorney who will guide you
through the legalities that will
ensue. (The seller probably has
an attorney working for him.) A
lawyer can review the contract
and advocate for items in your
favor like improvements that
need to be made, or appliances
you'd like to keep. Your attor-
ney will also facilitate contact
between the seller, so you Won't
need to be involved so thor-
oughly in the process.
Step 6: Home inspection: A
licensed professional can best
assess if the home is structurally
sound and built according to
code. Should anything be illegal,
or just not up to par, the inspec-
tor will include it in his report.
Step 7: Walk-through: In most
cases, you'll be able to walk
through the prospective home
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2BED/2BATH DOUBI.EVIDE LN MOORE $329,900. Also available with this property is
HAVEN YACHT CLUB. Home has 46 ft cov- an additional 6 acres. Askin% $150,000.
cred canort and many extras inside. Asking 101 ACRES+/- with wood. fame cracker house.
$103,0td. '.;r,.- y \. \." \ link ? .02n.(WW
'R ri '. car gaagt CBS house. tl .,r, I\ Pii'\FFR IJd -. 'h,n..l.i, .'..'. n : i
', II' i I approx lo s tfrom mouth ofi ; ra '.in -$i "'I 1 '. ,il ri if ii .1
S, .-, -, is..Asking $675,000, NICE L25 AC ilonura on Nogai
t i '. \ I6'.1 LEHI CRFS 2 rossi- Street Asking i Os '
r i,0.. r.r.r. fi i'" l; !." ,\ K O'; T I" \ \R L (,,,u l ,
Si-, ,,, 1 \ ,." L '%. -ng .'1140,1.1i1 i1n0
$15,i000,. ii. r, 'ii f
-[', T ,R'i H0 L; oi',h .! j ll.ll Ri.,SI\t.S I OT A.n t,.hn r ..-,... ,it old
4'i 0 21 Ii l _. h.,, 11h1i ri ,l [(lIT o) 'i. lillL I ~,1ii \ i l ".iI e an.
IiL. custom Ok'cabinetcs b'low]' ground pool, offer
screen lanai, li hLed water fall six. separate 25 1 OTS IN PT LABF I F FOR SAl F
iear.e toJet on the comer ofCaloosa Drivv LOT ON MAPrfII CLE. Asking
R.i D i I 0 TO $400,000 call for an appoint. $22,500.
SnrtocL. LOT ON RICH g $25,000.
ON TH'E CORNER OF SHAWNEE LOT ON GR.N .1ng $25,000
97 mit AVENUE, LABEtLE, PL 33935 'Acnass iOM BA smos Pmthu
,~ s. Ihih'licricrsiilr a 0111 El -mail ,ix-tiriM rmsh -arilhllik uwl
FEATURES OF THE WEEK
PRIME 1I-\\ V 80 CORNER BRLUS
NES' POTENTI.\LI 195 fr>,tntrin
on Hwy 80 and. 200 ft. deep. Great
investment for future business.
4.14 ACRES ZONED INDUSTRI-
AL W/POSSIBLE FUTURE AIR-
PORT ACCESS. Property features
80"xlO0' hanger plus 1998 3BR/2BA -
2,200 s. ft. doublewide mobile
320+/- ACRES W/RECENTLY
REMODELED 4BR/2BA ITOMIF.
hams, some improved pasture and
woods Jack's Branch runs through
property. Located 1/2 mile north of
Hwv 720 on Nine Mile Road.
GATED 2.75-/- ACRE RIVER-
FRONT estate. Top quality con-
struction and design features soar,
ing cathedral ceilings, granite
kitchen counter tops, security sys-
tem, custom pool .w,/caged lanai, 2
1/2 car garage and soft lit walkway
to your own private dock. You will
enjoy the numerous fountains and
endless sunsets. A must see!
$1,500,000. UNDER CONTRACT
Marilyn Sears Licensed Real Estate Broker
Sales Associates- Nancy HnJdrcktiln, \.Ilgaret \\ lutlk..
Yvonne Doll, Consuelo Tarin and Suzanne Sherrod
* $210,000 This /1,5 VI Ft. Myer, home is a
newly aeodeled must se!!
* $229,000 Reduced, Motivated Seller! -
3BD/2BA. Former exotic animal home. Cages
. .1. :,.' 1, 2 & 3 sti'ies on & off the ground.
I i.itL. water electric c throughout.P fnd,
island and much more on 4.91+/- acres.
* $139,900 3BUD2A mobile home on 2.41
acres iS Ft. Denuid Acres.
* Reduced! $119,900 3BD/2BA doru-
hiewide mobile home located dose to the river.
* $91,000 Ncy 3B1)/2BA mobile home on
.6 +/- acre,
* $89,900 33D/2BiA mobile home on 1+/-
acre vith new caqlct, vinyl and paint.
* $89,900 New 3B/2BA mobile home on
* $79,900 3)D/2BA inobile home available
$* 1,500,000 100+/. acres of pasture in
* $1,025,600 51+/- acts, secluded, lots of
trees, fronts on two roads,. r ,'l.i ni l
* $300,000 19.83+/- acre. with numerous
possibilities. Adjoinihg 19.82+/- acres also
* $225.01H0 HliM i, 2 ,*1 fr...r i., 1" 2
2BR/2BA HOME ON CANAL
basemne nrA' k.j.L- duplex.
.rc open porch overlooks private
owned waterway. Dock w/electrc
and water. $299,900.
GORGEOUS 10 ACRE RIVER-
FRONT PROPERTY! One of the'
few riverfront parcels on the market.
This stunning 10 acres is very unique
wi600+/- ficLt r.intin-i'n th.bcauti-
ful Calot"..ili. h ,h'. Rio'c. Enjoy
endless views from the raised river-
,bank. $1,600,000. Owner.will sell 5
acres for $800,000. .
Lisa Andrews Lic. Real Estate Broker
Associates; Dwight Hatfield, Sandra
Alexander, James Tanner, Roxana
Cisneros & Linda Delde Davis
SE lHABI.A sePAot.
acres zoned RG3M.
* $159,000 Beautiful 1.43+/. acre, wooded
lot with creek on Ft. Denaud Rd.
* 5 W R.91Otl l KOW 3tT... I
* $31,500 1 "ilUlND ii. "i,.- ',.) more
citv. 1, .. .'N ONTRACT
a $35,000 11-' ,. ,. .,I ,i,, 1
nsad out raw aiy .. ii.1,I h 1. I.I l.i i i .
ing. Also adjoining l.07+/- acre w(xxted lot
* $35,000 .25+/- acre available in Monmura.
If you're looking for an investment, don't let
this one go by.
*$30,000-1 -.,ian a,, l.. i,, ..
\uI. 1, 1. i,#!MB'RACT
* H if ',, 4 i,-,..... Close to
* $40,000- Nice .25+/- acre lot close to town.
* $35,000 Nii.e lot availablee in Pon i.alclie.
S$30,000- .32+/- acre lot located in dty with
beautiftl treis ijncudig oakii .
* 29.w i O g imt
* $450,000 Dri-irhmq store on corner lor
..Ihll 2 f i... L',. .' -.*2' N
2BR/1.5 BA CBS HOME situated on
beautiful tree covered oversized lot
w/private setting in the city. $95,000
3BR/IBA DOUBLEWIDE MOBILE
HOMF IN THE CITY on quiet
street. Many upgrades including
new roof shingles, new air condi-
tioner and new exterior siding.
$64,900. UNDER CONTRACT
NEW CONS IRLICI-ON E-0I)ME1
3BR/2BA HOME W/SPLIT
FLOOR PLAN. Cathedral ceilings;
Located close to town and schools.
$144,900. UNDER CONTRACT
NE\\ CONSTRLt Cr IO' il!R -2 \
HOME W/OPEN + SPLIT FLOOR
PLAN situated on '--.,tr ,il i .- $129,900.
2RR /2I A
H O M E S IN T H E C IT Y . ... .. .
GREAT BUSINESS POTENTIAL MOBILE HOME ON 1/2 ACRE.
Located very close to Hwy 80 and Cathedral ceilings, family room,
Court House. 3,500 sq. ft. CBS/brick breakfast bar, large back porch and
home has perfect office floor plan 'fenced yard. Located on paved road
plus an attached efficiency .apart- approx. 3 miles' south of LaBelle.
right before the closing to make
sure the house is in the agreed
Step 8: The closing:You'll be
required to sign paperwork and
present fees, called closing costs.
Examples of closing costs
include: down payment, prop-
erty taxes, attorney's fee, points,
title insurance, clerical/process-
ing costs, proof of homeowner's
After you've signed what
seems like a million documents,
and initialed a million more,
you will receive the keys to your
new home. Congratulations on
being a homeowner!
COUNTRY HOMES & LAND REAL ESTATE
Se Habla Espafiol
Port LaBelle All New CBS Construction
ONLY 2 NEW SPEC HOMES LEFT
Ready to Move In!!
10 More Homes In Progress
HOME PACKAGES ST.-RTi NG AT $158,900!
8 FLOOR PLANS TO CHOOSE FROM OR BRING YOUR OWN!
New Homes Resales Lots
Call for FREE Prequalification
LOTS 4 SALE IN PORT LABELLE STARTING AT $32K
***OWNER FINANCE I N\(, -
Kathy Hutchins LiR. Real Estate BIrokcer
Office: 863-612-0551 Fax: 863-612-0553
Visit our website at www.CcntralFloridaLandSales.conx
,, or www.CotutnreAcrcHormeSites.com -
3BR/IBA CBS HOME LOCATED 10 \C.R I- f w/oak hammock on
IN THE CITY LIMITS. Fixer upper paved road. Great buy!! $120,000.
., I investment property. .
L N Ill.R CONTRACT!
IIOILSO)N .\CRI..\;I. PORT LA
otNL 01 A KINDl Custom. built units 2..
I; R -1/21BA cedar + stone home on
8.58-/- acres covered with tons of $25,000 e
large oaks. Perfect home for enter- INCOME
training features stone heated pool HOME I
and spat w!2 waterfalls, custom pool HOME
i.-htirn.;, screened lanai, tiki bar home RC
w/surround sound and sundeck. $24,900.'
Interior features porcelain tile
throughout the first floor, stone fire- COMN
place, movie theater room set up
w/l00" screen and surround sound,
wood floors upstairs, game room TURN-KI
w/bar and much more. This home is chefs, mana
.a must see! REDUCED $995,000. ..
kBELLE LOTS available in
3 8. Call for details.
LOT. Zoned for mobile
3-2M call for details.
PC IIN I IAI
EY OPERATION with
gers and wait staff in place.
NEWLY REMODELED 3BR/2BA seat restaurant meat-
HOME surrounded by oaks on one. ed in the heart of LaBelle. Great busi-
acre. Custom wood cabinets ness opportunity. $115,000.
throughout, large master bedroom +
screen porch. $194,900
ment. $349,000, $89,000ACREAGE/ LOTS
POSSIBLE FUTURE BUSINESS 1,9,0 ACRE RANCH! Peace and
pOTENT(AT.- Two CBS homes ,3BR/1BA CBS HOME Recently quiet at it's best! Nicely wooded
located in downtown LaBelle on remodeled, new cabinets, ceramic property w/some improved pasture,
corner of Main and Park Ave- tile and paint inside and out. fenced + cabin. $2,650 per acre.
$250,000. UNDER CONTRACT $79,900. UNDER CONTRACT
COMMERCIAL PROPERTY in
the city of LaBelle with frontage on
Lee and Missouri St. Perfect place to
locate your business at a reasonable
price. $100,000. UNDER CON-
DONNA KANE Lic. REAL ESTATE BROKER 180N. BridgeSt. aBelle, F
AssoCiATEs: Terri Banky Trisha Arnold 8 7r St I a88 7ellc,
Shary Weckwerth Jennifer.Oswald (863) 675-6788 1-888-675-6762
Denise Walker Beverly Curtis www.heritagelandco.com
Patty Walker Dawn Marie Morton I I Y 'T Se Habla Espafiol,
Spectacular custom designed riverfront home with private
gated entry on Ft. Denaud Rd. 6,361 sq..ft of quality in
in.-! BR 2 5"4 romne Home has 10 ft. ceilings, split floor
Span, French doors, solid surface countertops, custom
cabinets, gazebo overlooking river, boat dock w/lift, 3 car
A/C garage with car lift, 6 car carport, French doors open
onto large lanai. Home sits on 1.49 oak filled acres
w/190+ feet of river frontage. $1,600,000.
FLtDe6i rid~r'iviiritfi &ie on one'Z acre witfW of
river frontage. Thorough remodeling has made this
38R/3BA + office riverfront home like new. The new fea-
tures include solid surface countertops, cabinets, appli-
ances, tile and carpet, large patio to relax and enjoy the
river views, new sod, irrigation system, driveway and boat
Oa fr&iesgri-ae f'Mis790 are lobafi' BRhW filloe
with a beautiful view of the Caloosahatchee River. Privacy
and Peace at its best Enjoy the sunsets overthe water on
your back screened patio. Wood, tile and carpet flooring.
Wonderful kitchen for entertaining, plantation shutters,
indoor utility room, large private boat dock with lift.
Community clubhouse includes pool, boat ramp and ten-
nis court. $749,000.
:iPobo CwfPi Hvnit oa't2ihcusefostoage.dTnhisqva-I
e oxbow. Private boat house for storage. This quaint,
quiet property also can be divided for an additional build-
ing lot Home has new roof, storage building'and hot tub,
Lawn has fruit trees and an irrigation system. Don't let this
onepass you by. $410,000.
New cons-'tii Be 8ipt`l'ianT"bme on'canal
with river access. Built to Dade County Codes with cathe-
dral ceilings, tile, carpet and upgraded appliances. Owner
financing possible or trade for hurricane damaged proper-
ties will be considered. $350,000, OWNER LOOKING AT
ALL OFFERS_ !. .
Oreaming of owning your own Island? 12.64 secluded'
acres with some spoil easement which can be removed.
5 a:'7 teivh ffrr6olnTI iomesi l g'it"elTeiaBlon
allows for impressive views of the intra coastal waterway.
Cash or owner financing possible. $950,000.
120' 17F n- 6ifl algatheiee-ierk In'ldian' lion
Caloosahatchee Drive. This homesite is ready for your
waterfronthome, Owner finLan yvailable. $395,000.
-6' -- - -00.-
17.94 acres with over 6,000 rj, Queens,
Washingtonia i Rlll s 2 wells &
irrigation. Ther a-BR/BA block home that needs a lit-
tie TLC. Tree sales could gay for propr$569,000. Comfort abounds in this remodeled 2 BA plus den
Wee eein'regft'on"acres:lBRJiA cablfisil in and screengi ll t O W Backyard. New
an oak hammock is the perfect spot for campfires...Jacks AC/heat, ro.d"l paint, countertops, solid surface
Branch Creek runs along the northwest corner of the tub wall. $115,000.
property along with several other ponds. Property is corn- -
pletely fenced with palmettos and pines throughout. i
3BR12BA log cabin manufactured hoel-6+- acres that
bepfinal31m R deni. B9A home s-ialed on acies. is fenced mBNl clude built-in
Oak adorned yard is completely irrigated. 10 ceilings, entertainme eeand garden tub. This is the perfect
plantation shutters, secuntystei, tLlaminate floor- country retreat on a private road. $212,500.
ing, crdwn uld go on and 2B TA'o~6bre' W l"i l sT d -&
on. Large tilI'bak porch over looks your own private Bu"er to collB, ls Home is on
pond. A 2 bay 30X40 Dean Steel Building on the back of 5+- acres. $175,000.
the property is any man's dream. This elegant home Is C- v-einTto6o gkf2aA-itW fCt&66, m,",fo rge
ss thro out! Thone will not lst lon. $410,000. familyroom, hot tub on screen porch, carport, completely
Se'ufe a- fres-is'where yo;T' llfn his fenced with-paved circular driveway, metal roof, security
3BR/2BA cedar home and double-wide mobile home. system, gazebo, fruit trees, irrigation system and comrn-
Situated on 5 beautiful acres with RG3M zoning, located pletel fenced. $145,000.
south of LaBelle near th e future sie for the Educa iitio 3o-lh e-to h cldes
Cetr of SWFL To invest in the right direction, Call whirlpool tub & flat top stove. 12x24 shed with garage
tod n$400,00v le door stays: Won't last long- $92,900.
2,800 % K IhSll hoii neioar Ife nAewlyrenfovated a2BT / n 191S ealireis~plit
Glades Resort & Golf Course, Home is situated on 2.12 floor plan, buildings. MUst
acres of manicured lawn. $375,000. see!! AR.
All oflmoibaraeconicrmeiocT cbndruc[i[ioi.~4BR/2MA seel $84900
with office. Fireplace on 1st & 2nd floor. 1/2 bath has l
plumbing in wall for a full bath. Wet bar & referater on
3rd floor. Storage is plentiful and well planned throughout Large warehouse on 4.85 acres located in LeHigh Acres
the home. Beautiful oaks adorn this corner lot $370,000 with great potential. 400 amp, 3 phase electric service and
Laul ai" el IT odlle'R6 -Tali' lreooTfofsrfisTpa 4"w wellith 3 phase pump is in place. Six loading docks
cious 3BR/2BA home. Oversized lot adjoins oak-filled on front side of building Drive in ramp at back of building.
greenbelt. $209,000. Enterpnse zone, $1,500,000.
updated kitchen, Florida room and fenced in yard. Plenty fronta-g. $12V 00..-...-.- ... -
of storage space and abundant fruit trees. $170,000.. .
tile, carpet with walk-in closet in master bath and an Just east of Hendry County Line 420 ft. on State Road
18'x18' above ground pool with deck. $169,900. 80 Future land use Commercial. 5 acres. $650,000.
2 homes on 611" acre Miv'fiFi6se s"90 R?2A'C STand 17% 4 acres.' wFt6over' fr O m ueens.
Guest House is 2BR/1BA frame house, Main house has Washington gii has 2 wells &
handicap bathroom. Living room has wood parquet floors, irrigation. Tti BR/ BA block home that needs a lit-
$165,000. tle TLC. Tree sales could pay for or$569,000.
WaniftoT61eclbFser io il sTFis KAtiome just 40ai'cre FTamlin oran eed n 'irby
off Joel Blvd., has been completely remodeled within the Thompson mB l drainage and
past year. New roof, new air, new appliances, new 14X24 irrigation. $487,320.
screened lanai plus an above ground pool. Only 20 aceR oFOFdrloia Cind.'l.iivlyiwo6dewiff 'Fany
$149,900. varieties of trees and wildlife. Creek runs on the southeast
2BTR20Awllh l pacp s-roms.-Sc-een~~c~'~l T oRchrand comer. Some lower lying areas are wet during the rainy
concrete paver deck with hot tub. 10X10 storage shed. season but. plenty of room to build a house and enjoy
Seller will give a $2,500 carpeting allowance. Roof is nature's beauty$285,000,
approximately one year old. $134,900. 20iacres'in Vuse.-rea tpasiireTantfecerd t 'ci-ross
, enced with cow well. Would also make a great home site
for those who crave quiet living. Gated road insures pri-
va whiats allows for easy access. $285,000._
5+/- acres on Swinging Trail Rd., in Muse. Privacy & tran-
.quility for your dream home. House pad in place.
High and dry acres in Muse. Fenced on 3 sides and
gated. Culvert to be in soon. Copy of survey on file.
$ 'o) J- .-- ,----.-..-.- ---
5+/- acres of wooded land located -.tj- ian road in
Pioneer PlantvNo alR !6 ". eouilt or man-
ufactured home. $105,000.
'Io deC x5 acre nE-pr Plantation onjved road-
Property is pjHiIg EReSOM well (needs
pum p) & isready for your home or MH. $95,000.
4 separate 5-q- acre parcels to choose from in LaDeca.
Access is undetermined at this time for each parcel. Seller
is sel land in as is' condition.$90,000 each lot
acres on ac IBSRc iRlA* |
High and dry A j 11 lbn 22nd and
23rd Street ..
Miles from noise, yat....minutes from town. 5+- secluded,
accessible acres in Ladeca $88,000.
6 magnificent 1+ acre homesites on prestigious Ft.
Denaud road priced at $85,000 per acre. owners will not
split, -,-.- -- ---- -------
Five acres in igM IRTlrItAUA 5 .
1.25 acres on a paved road in Montura. Great homesite
2.5 partially cleared acres ilt or manu-
factured tomel i 0 n a on. $35,000.
Indian HillsS/M IMBUERrO'S"Mlre. $55,000.
Homesites on North side of 80 near golf course & across
3BR28A mobile home in Tanglewood Oaks. $750/month
.. -, ,I l I j. ,
Caloosa Belle, Thursday, March 31,2005
HUS outbreak is reason for concern in local counties
A frightening outbreak of
Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome
(HUS) in Central Florida has par-
ents and health provides under-
Department of Health Secretary
Dr. John Agwunobi said that as of
March 25 there were 11 confirmed
cases of HUS in children under the
age of 10, and four cases in adults.
The disease has been con-
firmed in Orange, Seminole, Col-
lier, Volusia arid Pasco Counties.
According to the DOH, HUS
begins with ingestion of a form of
E. coli bacteria. This can happen if
a child pets an infected animal and
then fails to wash his or her hands
before eating something, transfer-
ring the bacteria from the hands to
the food and into the mouth. The
*;,, lHEim i^^l-
with Katrina Elsken
bacteria may also be in raw milk or
contaminated water. Pasturization
of milk heats it sufficiently to kill
bacteria, so commercially
processed milk is not a problem.
The concern is about consump-
tion of milk that has not been
After moving into the colon, the
bacterium begins to grow.
Approximately 3-10 days later,
symptoms may develop including
mild to severe diarrhea, bloody
diarrhea, and/or diarrhea with a
For most people, the infection
ends with diarrhea. However in 2
to 8 percent of cases, the infection
continues and develops into HUS.
HUS may develop two to three
weeks after the onset of diarrhea,
according to the DOH.
Those most at risk are young
children and those whose
immune systems may already be
compromised by another health
Symptoms on HUS include
diarrhea, which may become
severe and bloody and fever. Left
untreated, the disease can cause
kidney damage and may even be
fatal. Treatment of the disease may
require blood transfusions and
So far, all confirmed cases in
the recent outbreak have had con-
tact with events at the Strawberry
Festival in Plant City or the Central
Florida Fair in Orlando. Investiga-
tors believe the outbreak may be
connected to animal exhibits or
petting zoos at these fairs.
Contact with infected animals
is just one way this disease may be
spread. Infection may also occur
from drinking unpasturized milk
or juice, drinking contaminated
water or swimming in contaminat-
ed water. A lake or pond may
become contaminated if an infect-
ed animal goes into the water, or if
rain washes the manure or an
infected animal into the water.
If you or your children attended
a recent fair or festival with animal
exhibits, and have diarrhea, the
Department of Health encourages
you to contact your doctor. As with
most diseases, early diagnosis can
be important to successful treat-
To avoid HUS infection, DOH
offers the following safety tips:
Wash hands often, and
immediately after contact with
domestic or farm animals.
e Do not eat undercooked
If you suspect your child may
have symptoms of infection, con-
tact your health care provider.
For more information, contact
your doctor or local county health
For more information and facts
on HUS, visit the DOH website at
www.doh.state.fl.us or Centers for
Disease Control and Prevention at
www.cdc.gov. For veterinary or
animal-related inquiries, contact
the Department of Agriculture and
Consumer Services at
Before making any change in
your diet or exercise plan, consult
your doctor. This is especially
important if you are on any pre-
scription drugs. Some drugs inter-
act badly with foods that would
otherwise be considered
* Solace at lastL.3BR2B home in LaBelk.l
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n iu Iauhii1 ,ii.' i, n jnJ I.',. il t irci|] ii i. ,' l L .
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a tir P.11 I h,. r mr li,,u',t k, ino. -,,, U [.,J k L
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in'l S iij. it k m'u kitchen
.-1'I d..,nc I ,r..miaw ik I. o,, i
L 'pS md I lneced and cross-feiced for horses.
There is also a 1,300-*- square foot manufac-
tured home located towards the front of the
[131r li n Ili0 1 pr ll.IA C ; Jl. t 11 noIl'iI
rhai ..jld N ptl,. r ti .',: S', ; 'Vus tI, I a
rourd. : .t '54.m,'9,H
* \"C' l d'l uLInI rll T il t L ..'I,,rrr, .in i
3BR/2B "im'i in r r-.. l
vaulted ,HH1S1W BftNIaiil[, e:,,,
sprinkle. .. m or q pM.j1 n.J ...il J'II l.,I
.i;i.Lig i .ind riit. i, irt Onl I Ln fli.o1 n
' l flJ O T 110 1'.Y" !.w i
mi.ous lau-nJrd .-i n'm anJ rol al s b I k n i..-il'.s
Outside is a spacious screened porch. fenced
it anJ&I -<3.'1c ,1 ,ui J pool REDUCED
* H.ni'; da i .,nimcr" fipetirion melts
Iy; C'I'm p.IiSArisIloTil l, 11, 2,'l' -.,t, nh ilflI. r,-I
story home. Thshe dsir- .,i I; also
, r. n', l 't I l 4 ,1 i .; ., ,, i, 1 ... 700
tcres WI r fi ns' heel but only minuR's e s s b o -
fo tk,, o ''Il,.,,, ,.. :,.' I[; L % N.. s.' :"
*2 bedroom home in the Belmont Subdivision ,Ro h ,N i.. l.'
Pristine.!l condi. o. .' h. i ls hos e also hoe $es 4.. 90n y t' l,
Onurr'a, 8a ,l J' -i' I ln lr I, *. breakfast for .i ar i
h..r. ., a .. rn ,ii l nr Iroom. Not 2 2.5+'' ace n i .. .. i Pionwer.
';..r,.J n rl i' .rr.i!l "I1lj .:n.. iit all for .,, ..,, r. suitab for n uf urd
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* 'o,'Ln .rnr Irnmryvla n ISi in I is! This
eo.rpc- 4BP. 2G I Tr aTnuitL,I.'. 'TIe sits on
I" 2;, AI1.,li t.1I' ,i I1'.Lo .,nj S ,n 1 m minutes
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COES February Students of the Month for Kindergarten, First COES February Students of the Month for Third, Fourth and
and Second grades. Fifth grades.
COES February Students of the Month
Charmikka Broughton-Mrs. Purvis
Tristen Leal-Ms. Curtis
Blanca Flores-Ms. Brookins
Ernesto Alvarez-Ms. Letso
Miriam Villegas-Mrs. Eiden
Anahi Montalvo-Ms. Aguirre
Maria Mendoza-Mrs. Mcvay-(absent)
Maiissa Johnson-Mrs. Talada (absent)
David Sanchez-Mrs. Garcia
Angelica Cordes-Mrs. Howard
Diana Escobedo-Mrs. C. Taylor
Yesmin Errequin-Mrs. Chameski
Nathan Canales-Mrs. Cottrell
Leah Rodriguez-Mrs. Ridgely
Jennifer Garza-Mrs. A. Taylor
Juan Lopez-Ms. Bennett
Alicia Castillo-Ms. Brookins
Maria Zamora-Ms. Alaniz
Daisy Santiago-Mrs. Hale
Nancy Jimenez-Ms. Gonser
Monique Williams-Mrs. Anderson
Gabriel Moreno-Mrs. White
Dylan Hinson-Mrs. Ware
Alexandra Lazalde-Mrs. Sherrod
Priscila Pererio-Mrs. Reukauf
Hendry County Fair Swine Show
Submitted By: Wild 4-H Club leader is Sandy Field- by Karen Andrle of Sarasota.
Sonja Crawford. er. Allison Barnes of the Clewiston In the Senior Swine Showman-
On Wednesday, March 16th, the FFAChapter exhibited the Reserve ship division: Kim Fielder took first
4-H/FFA Market Swine Show was at 258 pounds Hog whichael Swindle i place receiving a belt buckle. Allis-
sponsored by Clewiston Animal the advisor of the Clewiston FFA ton Barnes captured the second
Clinic and Paige-Farms. The Swine Chapter. place trophy with Erika Hernandez
Ultrasound Screening was spon- Cp the placing of the swine taking the third place trophy. Erika
scored by Glades Electric Coopera- After the placing of the swine is a member of the Southern Bacon
tive. the Showmanship category 4-H Club led by George Kline.
Showmanship is judged on the
The official judge of the evening ability to exhibit an animal to its In the Junior Swine Showman-
was Mr. Don Strickland of Sarasota. best advantage, as well as the over- ship category: Kindall Tindall cap-
The hogs were. judged on all care and training of the animal. tured the first place belt buckle with
muscling, size, design, productive The exhibitors are judged on con- Courtney Bancroft in second place
type, correctness of finish and trol, presentation to the judge, and Vinny Llosas in third. Kindall
expected carcass desirability, awareness of the judge and knowl- and Courtney are members of the
The Grand Charipion Swine edge of the species. Planning, prac- Double "H" Livestock 4-H Club led
was shown by Hog Wild 4-H Club ticing and neat appearance will by Collette Willis and Heidi Dana.
member Kim Fielder. Kim's hog assist the exhibitor in being suc- Vinny is a member of the Hog Wild
weighed 270 pounds. The Hog cessful. Showmanship was judged 4-H Club.
By Sonja Crawford
The Beef Breeding and Market
Steer Show, sponsored by Clewis-
ton Animal Clinic and Paige Farms,
was held on Tuesday, March 15, at
the Hendry County Fairgrounds.
The show consisted of pee-wees
and 4-H/FFA members showing
their heifers,- cows, calves and
steers. The steers exhibited at the
show ranged in weight from 1,100
to 1,270 pounds.
Jim Selph of Arcadia, was the
official judge for the evening. The
steers were judged on muscling,.
correctness of finish, balance,
capacity, size, as well as carcass
desirability. The beef breeding ani-
mals were judged on size, growth
potential, muscle, balance, struc-
tural correctness, capacity and sex
Showmanship was judged on
the ability to exhibit an animal to its
best advantage, as well as the over-
all care and training of the animal.
The exhibitors are judged on con-
trol, presentation to the judge
awareness of the judge, and knowl-
edge of the species. Planning, prac-
ticing and neat appearance will
assist the exhibitor in being suc-
Bradley Bellew and Savanna
Becket did a great job at exhibiting
their animals in the Pee-Wee Beef
Show. Both exhibitors received
blue ribbons as well as trophies for
Hendry County Cattle Club
member Abby Peacock captured
Grand Champion. with her dairy
calf. Abby also received first place
in the Senior Showmanship, Fitting
and Grooming. David Hughes,
Clewiston FFA, achieved Grand
Champion with his Angus cross
heifer. In the Junior Showmanship,
-Fitting and Grooming division,
Casey Nash took first place with
Breeding and Steer Show
Kyle Waldon in second place. In the
Senior Showmanship category,
first place went to Jamar Boykin
with Ritajane Thompson in second
placed followed by David Hughes
in third place. Ritajane Thompson
captured first place in the Senior
Grooming and Fitting category
ivith Jamar Boykin in"i.econd place
and Datid Hughes fn"third place.
Casey, Kyle and Jamar are mem-
bers of the Hendry County Cattle 4-
H Club led by Dr. and Donna Rae
Keen. Ritajane and David are mem-
bers of the Clewiston FFA Chapter
under the direction of Michael
Cullen Jenkins captured
Grand Champion with his 1,270
pound steer. Cullen is a member
of the Hendry County Cattle 4-H
Club. Receiving the Reserve
Champion award was Josie
Boykin who is also a member of
the Hendry County Cattle 4-H
Club with her steer weighing
1,100 pounds. Cullen and Josie
also received the Hendry County
Bred Grand and Reserve Champi-
on Awards, respectively. Hilliard
Brothers, Inc. was the producer
of Cullen's steer and Dr. Keen
was the producer of Josie's calf.
In order to achieve the honor of
receiving the Hendry Countfy
Bred Grand and Reserve Champi-'
on Steer, the steer had to be born
in Hendry County.
In the Junior Showmanship
division: Cullen Jenkins captured
, first place receiving a belt buckle.
In the Senior Showmanship
division: Jamar Boykin took first
place receiving a belt buckle with
Josie Boykin in second place and
Rachel Fries in third. Jamar and
Josie are members of the Hendry
County Cattle 4-H Club and
Rachel is a member of the LaBelle
Steer 4-H Club led by Pat McGill.
School Lunch Menu
Primary Lunch Menu
Friday, April 1: turkey deli sand-
wich, lettuce and tomato, pickle
slice, pineapple, strawberry jello
'Monday, April 4: manager's
Tuesday, April 5: breaded
chicken, mashed potatoes, broc-
coli, chicken gravy, biscuit
Wednesday, April 6: shrimp
poppers, macaroni and cheese,
fresh apples, green beans
Thursday, April 7: corn .dog
nuggets, baked beans, oranges,
Friday, April 1: breaded chick-
en sandwich, lettuce and tomato,
fresh apples, grape slush
Monday, April 4: spaghetti,
tossed salad, mix fruit, cherry
jello, dinner roll ,
Tuesday,' April 5: breaded
chicken, yellow rice, chicken
gravy, green beans, orange juice,
Wednesday, April 6: manag-
Thursday, April 7: turkey
w/gravy, mashed potatoes, Cali-
fornia blend, banana, homestyle
Milk offered daily. .
Variety of salads offered daily.
Hoagie sandwich, is offered
daily as an alternate entree.
Julio Hernandez-Mr. Aho
Vanessa Ortiz-Mr. Lutkenhaus
Suzanna Talada-Mrs. Podkowka
Timmy Cuellar -Mr. Talada
Hector Andrade-Mrs. Fromm
Adrian Flores-Smith/Fiore (absent)
April 1: Barbara Denning, Jane
Davies, Edith Hagler, Deborah Gail
Polk, Porky Rogers, Dave Hubbard,
Lawson Cross, Pat Bell, Justin Boone
April 2: Joe Cisnero, Jill Jones,
Gail Pellegrino, Chris Gaskins, Liz
Waggaman, Evan Reynolds, Kayla
April 3: Doris Vaughan, Bryan
Durkis, Fred Thompson, Shane
Davis, Fred Thomas, Cory Raborn,
April 4: Oleda Ross, Sheila Carr,
Cathy Waters, Frances Parsons,
Harold Hagler, Jo Dyess, Cathleen
Chezem, Tyler Acree, Zeniada M.
Urbina, Jennifer Lynn Milligan, Jeff
April 5: David Hoffman, Mary
Thomas, Don Meister, Mike Knotek,
Amber Lynn Townsend, Anthony
Alaimo, Norma Vasquez, Marcia
April 6: Kenny Howard, Evan
Ridgdill, Carl Baker, Laurie Ras-
mussen, Helen Groves, Naomi
Calfee, Jana M. Powers, Blake Broom'
April 7: Sara Maddox, Charles
Keller, Jr., Jack Phillips, Eva Brewster,
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DJJ and Youth Task Force:
Health Dept., 1140 Pratt Blvd., 10
American Legion Fish Fry: 5-7
p.m. Legion Post 130, Highway 80
AA: Step 11 Meditation Meeting
7 p.m. Episcopal Church of the
Good Shepherd, Collingswood &
Eucalyptus, Port LaBelle, open
Bingo! Our Lady Queen of Heav-
en Catholic Church, Early bird 6:45,
Regular at 7 p.m. NO Smoking
Narcotics Anonymous: 8 p.m.
Episcopal Church of the Good
Shepherd, Collingswood & Eucalyp-
tus, Port LaBelle, open meeting
AA: 7 p.m. Port LaBelle, Episco-
pal Church of the Good Shepherd,
Collingswood & Eucalyptus, Port
LaBelle, open discussion
Friends of the Library: 3 p.m.
Teen Center: Hendry County
Health Dept., 325 Pratt Blvd., 3-7
Weight Watchers: Weigh in and
registration at 5:30 p.m., meeting at
6 p.m., First Christian Church, Social
Hall, 138 Ford Avenue.
Bingo: 6:30 p.m. American
Legion Hall, Hwy. 80W
Ford, Sunset Park Community
Assoc. 7 p.m. Old Daniels School,
Pioneer Neighborhood Watch:
7 p.m. Pioneer Community Center.
Narcotics Anonymous: 8 p.m.
Episcopal Church of the Good
Shepherd, Collingswood & Eucalyp-
tus, Port LaBelle, open meeting
LaBelle Kiwanis Club: 7 a.m.,
Flora & Ella's, Hwy. 80
Hobby class: 9:00-11:00 a.m.
Woman's Club, Hwy. 80W
Rotary Club: Flora and Ella's,
F/S Park Community Meeting:
Daniels School/Community Center,
Sweet Adelines chorus: "Spirit
of the Gulf" (formerly Ft. Myers Fever
and City of Palms); weekly
rehearsals at Zion Lutheran Church,
7401 Winkler Road (not Avenue), 7
p.m. Free lessons, auditions, orien-
stations, 675-1338 or 675-3080.
AA: 12 Step/Big Book study
group 8.p.m. First Christian Church,
Ford Avenue, open meeting
Port LaBelle Garden Club:
noon, extension office, Pratt Blvd.
AA Big Book Meeting: noon,
Episcopal Church of the Good
Shepherd, Collingswood & Eucalyp-
tus, Port LaBelle, open meeting
Wednesday Night Live: 5-7
p.m., Caloosa Baptist Church, for
youth in grades 6-12 at 500 W. Hwy.
80. Phone 675-4079
PPVFD: drill 7 p.m.
Eastern Star: 7:30 p.m. Masonic
Lodge, Jaycee/Lions Blvd.
AA 8 p.m. at the Alva Recreation
FGCU Teacher Immersion Program
The Florida Gulf Coast Universi-
ty Teacher Immersion Program
accepts applications through
Wednesday, April 13 for the Sum-
mer TIP Program from individuals
interested in becoming K-12 class-
-room teachers in fall 2005.
Candidates who hold a bache-
lor's degree in any subject area are
encouraged to apply but prefer-
ence is given for science, mathe-
matics, elementary and special
education. The TIP Academy
develops the candidate's knowl-
edge and skill relative to classroom
management, best instructional
practices and literacy strategies for
During the summer program,
participants take three courses
worth nine credit hours toward
professional certification and edu-
cation competence. Participants
may elect an intensive weekend
program that meets May 6-7,20-21,
June 3-4, 10-11, 24-25, July 8-9, 15-
16 and 29-30, along with one
evening class that meets 6 p.m. to
9:45 p.m., Tuesdays, May 10 to July
A second option is a daytime
academy that meets from 8 a.m. to
4 p.m., Mondays through Thurs-
days, June 13 to July 14.
FGCU offers the final three
courses for certification in the fall
and spring semesters.
To qualify for the TIP Academy,
candidates must complete an
.'application form, provide a copy of
undergraduate and graduate tran-
scripts, and have an undergraduate
GPAof3.0 or higher.
In addition, the applicant
should provide two letters of rec-
ommendation describing the can-
didate's potential to be a successful
teacher of moral and ethical char-
acter, write a one to two page state-
ment providing the candidate's
reason or reasons for wanting to
become a teacher, and register for
the Subject Area Exam.
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FGCU, the applicant must com-
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application fee, and provide proof
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Las Noticias en Espanol
El Concilio de La Fuerza Traba-
jadora de Florida y El Concilio de
Desarrollo Economico en El Con-
dado Hendry, recientemente cele-
braron en una ceremonia la grad-
uacion de 8 participants en un
entrenamiento de terminacion de
paredes. Los estudiantes comple-
taron el curso bajo la supervision
de Octaviano Hernandez quien tra-
baja con Construccion Para Todos
Los Negocios LLC (All Trades
Construction LLC).Este program es
un concept nuevo de entre-
namiento para el area donde los
estudiantes aprendieron el oficio
de terminar paredes en los lugares
donde se esta haciendo el trabajo.
De izquierda a derecha estan los
estudiantesy personas que partici-
paron en la ceremonia: Maria
Rodriguez, Jenaro Villa, Bill Caban
-Director del Programa de Entre-
namiento para Los Agricultores,
Pedro Velasquez, Janice Groves
Director Ejecutiva del Concilio de
Desarrollo Economico en El Con-
dado Hendry, Sixto Gomez, Estela
Hernandez. del Concilio de Desar-
rollo, Lucila Villa, Octaviano Her-
nandez Director de Entrenamiento,
Dominga Hernandez, Candido
Garcia, Edelmira Resendiz, Francis-
co Villa; Ivette Cintron de RCMA,
Cristina Noguera y Silvia Escobedo
del Concilio de La fuerza Traba-
jadora y Carlos Saavedra Director
Ejecutivo del Programa de Adultos
Migrantes en El Estado
Floridiano.Contratistas que quieran
trabajadores en terminacion de
paredes (drywall) por favor con-
tacten El Concilio de Desarrollo
Economic al numero; 863- 675-
6007 0 o el Programa Para Agricul-
tores (Bill Caban) 863-612-9863.
Se invita a los padres, voluntar-
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prepararacion de la noche especial
de graduacion. Los estudiantes
necesitan su ayuda, ellos estaran
Smuy ocupados eses dia. Hay
muchas cosas que preparar para
'esa noche unica y maravillosa.
Marquen sus calendarios con el
horario de las reuniones: Lunes 18
de abril, 2 de mayo, 9 de mayo y el
19 de mayo en la libreria de La
escuela Secundaria. Si desea mas
information llame al numero: 674-
Comite de Padres.
Desde la primera reunion que
tuvieron los maestros, adm-
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Mediana parece que las cosas
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discipline, tambien dijo lo que paso
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Segun Davies unos estudiantes
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un pleito grande que fue controla-
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cuanto a los rumors de que los
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las trails que se usan como
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16 Caloosa Belle, Thursday, March 31, 2005
For Lo, The Long Winter I
By Barbara Oehlbeck
No matter what the calendar
indicates as to season, it's poignantly
obvious that beneath this ground
we live on and above the air we
breath, stirring of unknown origin
are going on...all sorts of wondrous
goings-on that we are beginning to
see and feel. It was only a few days
ago that the first soft signs of Spring
began emerging a halo of vibrant
green over the vast stands of cypress
to the north and east. Seems only
yesterday that their bronze fern-like
foliage was blowing in the wind -
dropping all about- adding a fra-
grant new carpet to the. floor of the
forest and the swamp. Velvet moss
is spreading here and there beneath
the oaks, another incomparable
piece of Mother Nature's decor. And
for reasons known only to the oaks
themselves, some have been bare
skeletons for weeks while others
haven't dropped a leaf. But now, the
bare bones are sporting pale, tender
foliage on all their limbs and branch-
es. However, it won't be long before
those that are still fully leafed will be
busy pushing last year's crop of
leaves off and. in their place the
catkins will emerge looking like
fuzzy little worms hanging from one
end or the other all over the trees. All
the oaks produce catkins, yet
strange as it may seem, some are
hardly visible while others are
prominent. And when those that are
heavily laden with catkins drop their
fuzzy "blooms" it looks as'though
oatmeal has been evenly spread
beneath the trees. And even before
the catkins fall, that new crop of
leaves will be pushing out to see the
light of day.
When some of the wondering
about oaks was brought to the atten-
tion of a dedicated botanist who, at
the time, was beginning work on a
book on oaks, he said, "I have come
to the conclusion that I must not
pursue this project for it would take
more than one life-time, and even
then...well... the problem, the big
obstacle, is there are so many muta-
tions of oaks with more coming on
all the time, that it would be impossi-
ble to compile a comprehensive
work. And the differences between
many of the trees are so slight from
one to another that such a project
would probably serve no purpose."
And only yesterday, he probably
had gotten lost from the flock, but
one lone robin was gorging himself
on fat, slimy worms in the ham-
mock, some so long he had to jump
up and down to get the length of the
creature from the ground! Even.
then, he pulled some out in pieces
but he never gave up! That robin
kept at his task of worm-digging
most of the morning, while two
squirrels went about their own busi-
ness of digging whatever they had
buried for safe-keeping.
Behind the barn between the
pasture and what's left of a cypress
head that's trying valiantly to
become re-established, there's a
low lying area of more or less an
acre that stays moist the year
'round. And when the rains come,
any season as they have this year,
that acre is a shallow blue pond
with various aquatic flowers and
grasses, especially around the
edges, which forms a free-form
frame of sorts. Yesterday, approach-
ing the little pond from the north,
the sound of my footsteps was car-
ried away by a south wind so I
moved in quite close without being
heard. There was movement in that
shallow pond, but the images were
a little blurry through the cypress
trees and various undergrowth.
Step by step, closer and closer until
a little window emerged between
some of the low-growing bushes
which allowed a view of almost the
entire little spreading bowl of water.
And there, all together in one spot, a
sight seldom seen in such a setting:
the softly quacking Mottled Ducks,
the Little Blues, one Little Green,
Cattle Egrets, Ibis, one lone Great
White Heron, the diving, plunging
Kingfishers, three Sandpipers, sever-
al Killdeer that we also call Killdee
and Meadow Plover, and on the
very edge of the gathering, two pairs
of Woodstorks who seemed to be
lording their presence over all. The
four Sandhills that seldom leave this
area, were standing off to one side
as if to say they weren't invited to the
party. And in about the middle of
the water there is an old fence
post, listing southward but obvi-
ously steady enough to hold up the
Commorant that's mostly known
as a Water Turkey. Of course, he
was perched still as a statue with
widespread wings for drying pur-
Lifting one- booted foot which
had squooshed down in the muck
and mire, there was no help for the
resulting sound which is all the
gathering needed to be up and
away! All at once, all of them rose
in mosaic splendor, their many
chirping, quacking voices and
wings sounding over the land in
one grand chorus...not exactly in
tune with each other but won-
drous just the same.
Quickly turning, retracing my
steps to the barn, I kept hoping
they weren't frightened but just
We had been noticing that the
double doors to the barn weren't
in first class condition but some-
how we'd never gotten around to
the necessary repairs or replac-
ing. One small upper corner of
one of the doors had somehow
cracked off and was hanging
sorta like a loose tooth. Standing
there looking, trying to think what
should be done, on the soft, still
air came the sweet melodious
singing of the wren. So tiny a bird
is not easy to spot in the woods
and from the sound of his solo, he
or she had no intention of staying
in one spot long enough to allow
a glimpse of the source of that
song. And then! In a tawny-gold-
en flash, right by my head, he
(and it was a "he"!) flew straight
as an arrow through that hole in
the door! It didn't take much
looking' and listening' before he
poked his small head back
through that hole, peering all
around and making straight for a
cabbage palm on the north side
of the barn. He knew exactly what
he was after. Landing on a jack
boot of the palm, he deftly
hopped in the boot and began
pulling and tugging at the fine
*web of fibers between the joints
behind the boot.
In a matter of seconds, his bill
was stuffed with a wad almost as
big as his little body and he was
off and back through the hole in
the door, his own private entrance
to his kingdom.
Well, that was the deciding fac-
tor. Live and let live. That hole in
the old door suits the wrens, so it'll
suit us just fine for at least another
"Rise up, my love, my fair one,
and come away...for lo, the Winter
is past... flowers appear on the
earth... the singing of birds is come,
and the voice of the turtle is heard
in our land..."
For the wren, and others, per-
haps Emily Dickinson said it best:
"A little madness in the spring is
wholesome even for a king."
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Welcome to all of the Hendry
Kin, reunion time is here again.
April 2nd is when we meet,
come by eleven 'cause at noon we
One of Florida's largest annual
reunions will be held Saturday,
April 2, at Jody and Lloyd Hendry's
Farm at 14631 Orange River Road
in Buckingham, from 11 to 3 PM.
The Hendry Reunion is always
held the first Saturday after Easter.
As usual, those attending are
asked to bring any food that strikes
their fancy...there are enough cate-
gories to go around!
For those who don't know the
story, Lloyd Hendry says: "I had a
very gregarious, outgoing aunt
who came to our family Easter par-
ties. She hunted Easter eggs and
played games with the children,
told family stories to young and old
.alike. Fact is...she was the life of
Sitting at a wooden picnic table
under giant live oaks on the
Hendry Farm alongside the Orange
River, Lloyd Hendry is recalling
how it all came about...
"Her name was Isabel Hendry
Kelley (Mrs. Arthur W Kelley)..
Well, at one of those Easter parties,
we were all visiting, having a good
time, when suddenly Aunt Isabel
said, "Why don't we have a family
It was as if an ever-brightening
torch suddenly started burning into
the lives of the Lloyd Hendry family.
Although Aunt Isabel did not
live to be a part of the first reunion,
the planting of that seed resulted in
the first Hendry Reunion being
held at the Hendry's 60-acre farm
in Buckingham.June 4, 1972. For
30-some years, the event has been
held at the same location (with the
exception of one that was held at
the Captain Hendry House in
LaBelle in 2003). The event is ,
always on the first Saturday after
Easter. Hundreds of invitations are
issued to descendants of Captain
Francis Asbury Hendry, who in
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The 'Hendry Horse' is always a hit with the youngsters. The
Captain Francis Asbury Hendry Reunion has been enjoyed
by the young and old for over 30 years.
May 1887, gave Lee County its
name in honor of General Robert
E. Lee. And, of course, Hendry
County was named for Captain
For over a hundred years, gener-
ations of Hendry descendants have
made outstanding contributions to
regional communities. And so, per-
haps it's no wonder that the
Hendry Reunion itself is also mak-
ing significant contributions to the
community. One of these is the F.
A. Hendry Memorial Scholarship
Fund which had its beginning 20
years ago in 1985. Jody Hendry: "If
nothing else comes out of these
reunions except this scholarship,
it's worth all the effort."
The fund is primarily for Hendry
descendents, "And there are a lot of
them," laughs Jody, "but if there's
any left over it goes to others," she
Essentially, the only require-
ment is to be a Hendry descendent.
"But there's one more stipulation,"
added Jody. "Each recipient of this
scholarship must submit a family
Lloyd Hendry: "We don't
require that the recipients make
the honor role that's great when it
happens but we do require con-
sistent passing grades. And we do
accept part-time students, as well
as those who want to earn a
Both Jody and Lloyd emphasize
that the fund is in no way a "loan".
It is a gift. "However," Jody contin-
ues, "we strongly encourage the
scholarship recipients to follow in
the footsteps of Lloyd C. Douglas
and his Magnificent Obsession
from 1929. Although this book was
a best-seller and was made into a
movie, the significance of its story
is simply to: give in kind that which
you have received. In this way, the
fund never stops. It's like love...it
just keeps on giving."
The Hendry Reunion is far
more than just a family gathering. It
has, in fact, received state and
national recognition. Perhaps the
most extraordinary accolade was
paid in 1978 when Ladies Home
Journal selected the unusual event
to be a feature story describing the
affair as a time of "joyous fun, food,
and love." The Journal detailed the
Jody and Lloyd Hendry family
story, and touched upon dozens of
other family reunions across the
country. But it was the Hendry
family that captured the spotlight.
"Of course," it was wonderful
for the family," Jody recalled.
"Somehow, the story made some
of the younger members of the
family feel a special sense of pride
and family-togetherness. They've
never forgotten it, and some of
them are telling new members of
the family who've come along
since then, so it's a wonderful
thread that keeps on giving from
year to year."
Every age bracket is always rep-
resented between infant and nigh
onto a hundred years, and there's
fun and frolic for everyone. Jody
and Lloyd Hendry keep up the
park-like acres of their farm that
stretch mostly south from the,
Orange River. Mammoth arms of
spreading live oaks reach out
touching each other, providing a
shaded canopy for the extended
food and picnic tables, as well as
for activities of the young.
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few that the "Hendry Horse" prob-
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than a 50-gallon drum, painted
black with welded handlebars at
one end is suspended by lines
between four palm trees. A plain
and simple rocking horse big
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One Sunday following the
reunion, Jody and Lloyd Hendry's
daughter, affectionately known as
"Peach," returned to the picnic
grounds by the river with her two
sons, Alex and James. The boys
were playing in the water, climbing
trees and talking about the good
time they'd had the day before.
As the time drew near for them
to return to their own home; their
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here, and maybe some day you'll
have children who play here, too."
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an authority and seriousness
beyond his young years, said,
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her name (863)673-1476
brown face, small.
near the hospital.
CHURCH PEWS- 4, very
nice, with mistle rack and
kneelers, 15ft long, Must
MOBILE HOME TRAILER
FRAME- 25' xl0 ', you
haul away immediately.
POT BELLY PIGS
9 weeks old.
Free to good homes,
LaBelle, Fri. & Sat.,
April 1st & 2nd., 8a-4p,
1661 Ivan Blvd. TAKE:
Rt. 29 to Nobels Rd. Right
on Nobels Ave. (@ bend).
Right on Ivan Blvd.
3rd. House on Right.
Garden Tools, Outdoor
furn., China, Glassware,,
Household items, Evinrude,
Motor, Lots of nuts/bolts...
TREASURES & STUFF
LABELLE, Huge Sale. Sat,
4/2, 8am-?, 1590 Garden
St between Winn 'Dixie &
Cable TV. Tools, House-
hold items, Clothes & Lin-
Yard- ale 15
LABELLE- Sat, April 2nd,
8:00am-?, 100 N Main St,
household items, clothing,
books, and much more.
LaBelle Sat, April 2nd,
8am-?, 3469 Hwy,29
South, Lots Of good
LaBelle Sat 4/02 7am-?
1045 Bratt Blvd. 5 Family
yard sale. Appliances,
Tools, Clothing, Childrens
Items, & misc.
LABELLE- Sat-Sun, April
2nd-3rd, 10am ?, 305 E
Road, baby clothes, baby
furniture and more.
LaBelle Sat 4/2 8am-?
4074 Fort keis Ave. In Fort
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hold items, misc,& more!
Tall Guy secure, 60, to meet
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White Male Mid 60's,
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etc. Only one signature re-
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structure settings for delivery to cattle fields.
Assist w/maintenance of water systems.
Mechanical ability pref. HS diploma req.
Pump Operator: Operate & maintain all
pump stations & equipment. Keep accurate
records. Mechanical ability & exp. Wt/pumps
pref. HS diploma required.
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Apply in person at main branch on
205 So. WC.. Owen Ave.
Clewiston 9:00-4:00. EOE
Creative self-motivated retail oriented
individual to service and cultivate new
customer relationships at our full service
Wal-Mart Branch open Mon-Sat. Banking
experience not required. Training,
competitive salary, incentive program
and full benefits.
POST CLOSING CLERK
Review loan files, data entry, balance
journals, and prepare correspondence.
Good typing, computer, telephone and
customer service skills required.
Salary and full benefits. /
Seeking an individual with previous
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high school or GED required. Good
computer skills needed and working
knowledge of Good Manufacturing
Practices. Employment is seasonal.
Good pay, benefits and a 401 K..
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fax 863.902.4315, or
CHILD CARE FACILITY
Is Looking For A
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Between 2pm-5:30 pm.
Now Hiring 2005 Postal
hour. Full Federal Benefits
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Green Card ok. Call
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ledger a must. Benefits
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operating equipment. Call
Owner @ 863-673-8910.
SOD FIELD FOREMAN
Needed. Experience at har-
vesting sod. Please call
Owner @ 863-673-8910.
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earn $34k to $45k
plus. Includes Com-
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is hiring a Part-Time Maintenance
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'Mature Individual Who Is Punctual &
has Driver's License. Light Carpentry,
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Openingin LaBelle with Hendry County
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experience in building maintenance electrical,
AC, plumbing. Full time position with benefits.
Apps., job desc can be obtained from HR in the
LaBelle Courthouse or the sub-office in
Clewiston. Deadline for submission is
April 20, 2005.
Set-up and maintain,
financial & all tax re-
Semi-retired CPA now
accounts. Mike, cell
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DISHWASHER- new, used
once, $150. (863)357-.
ELECTRIC RANGE- Ken-
more, good shape, $75.
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UPRIGHT FREEZER- 18 cu
ft, freezers very good,
body in good 'condition,
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new condition, $25.
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JUICER, COFFEE GRINDER,
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will sep. (863)763-9647
WALKER: VACARE w/Front
whls. Will hold person up
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old, trail ride, gentle, loads
on tir, $900 or best offer.
QUARTER HORSE, MARE,
Registered, Leo-3 Bars,
Rides, Barrels, Child safe.
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the tack. $300.
Outdoor Power Equipment
Sales & Service
To Your Door
Available 7 Days
Servicing Hendry & Glades
LAWN MOWER, Dixon ZTR,
11hp Briggs & Stratton,
well maintained, $600.
LAWN MOWERS, 1) '94
Snapper, 1) '01 Yardsmen.
Good cond. w/elec. starts.
LAWN MOWER Murray
widebody, 12.5 HP Briggs
& Stratton. $500. For more
LAWN TRACTOR- Murray
wide body, 12.5HP BS,
42" cut, dual blades, $500
MOWER, 20" Push, 3 hp.
Starts easily. $60
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3 years Bookkeeping Experience or
Associates Degree in Accounting.
Computer knowledge of General Ledger,
Payroll, and Accounts Payable.
Supervisory Skills. Knowledge of Building
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Individual. Bilingual preferred.
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Child Care Needed 410
Child Care Offered 415
Services Offered 425
Medical Services 435
who has a
problem w/all around
roofing & construction,
John or Phyillis Daniels
Higgin's Tree Service
25 years experience. Free
estimates. Lic & insured.
Air Conditioners 505
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Books & Magazines535
Building Materials 540
Business Equipment 545
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc.560
Drapes, Unes IM Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Health & Reducing
Household Items 630
Medical Items 650
Musical Instruments 660
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Toys & Games 730
Wanted to Buy 740
AIR CONDS- (1)- 3 ton, (1)-
5 ton, used 6 months,
$750 for both will sell sep-
HEAT PUMP & A/C UNIT,
Trane, brand new, in box,
4 ton. $1000 or best offer.
HALL TREE- orig finish, oak,
1920's, mirror, bench
seat, umbrella stand, $375
EASY GO GOLF CART
GOLF CLUBS, Wilson &
.. Spalding 2 Sets w/metal
woods. $190 for both, will.
GOILF CLUBS- 30 Misc,
clubs, incld sets, $6.00
each, 2 bags $7 each.
NICKLAUS GOLF CLUBS-
with bag, like new, $350.
RIFLE- 300 magnum
Weatherby, German made,
w/scope, $1400 neg.
863)675-6214 aft 6.
ELVIS RECORD Rare
Souvenir & record collect-
ing $1500 (863)824-
TION- 32 pc, $15.
complete, loads of soft-
ware/programs, all for
BR SET, full sz, box spring &
matt, 2 nitestands, head-
board, 2 dressers, $250.
BUCKET SEATS 2) High
Back, Black, Leather like
material. Fits most any-
thing. $75 863-467-6805
COFFEE TABLE w/Formica
Top and COMPUTER
CHAIR, $50 for both, will
Coffee Table, 2 end tables
& sofa table, chrome &
brass w/glass tops. $300/
DINING TABLE, 4 Chairs on
rollers,' light oak, brown
cushions, exc cond. $85.
light oak, lighted, glass
doors, holds 36" tv, $350.
GLIDER CHAIR- 2 seat,
needs cushions, $10.
w/6 chairs. Good condition.
LIVING ROOM SET, 3 pc.
set. Sofa, Recliner & Love-
seat. Tan. $300. 863-612-
SLEEPER SOFA- blue, good
condition, $50 or best of-
SOFA & LOVESEAT- 100%
beige leather, $200,
SOFA reclining & recliner
multi color, $500'.
tdu aoi, m mo, miaia, t
Regain your independence
with a new powerchair or
scooter. Call The SCOOT-
ER Store for your FREE
Mobility Consultation. New
scooters starting at $799.
BEAGLE, CKC Registered.
First shots. Vet. certified.
Ready to go! $375.
BEAGLE PUPPIES, Small,
Tri-Color, 3 Female, 3
Male. Parents on premis-
es. Vet checked, 1st
shots, Ready 3/30 $250
BLK. LABS AKC 2-M Par-
ents hold Jr Test Title
Ready to go 4/1/05 $600
(10), $100. Will
JACK RUSSEL femaleI
shots & wormed 8
wks. old $250
PEACH DOVES, (2), old
enough to eat on their
own, $20 each. (863)675-
6214 aft 6 pm.
SCHNAUZER PUPPIES 4,
CKC reg 8wks all shots
$400 (863)467-5574 or Iv
voice msg 863-697-0035
Will trade 2 breeding age
male geese for 1 female.
SPA/HOT TUB COVER,
76x76 & Water heater, GE,
40 gal. $125 for all, will
sep. 561-723-6753 Cell
SPA. Must Sell. 7 Person
Deluxe. Never Used. In-
cludes Cover. Will Deliver.
Full Warranty. Can Finance
W.A.C. Payments Under
$100 per Month. In a Hur-
ry. Call (800)980-7727.
FISHING ROD RACK-
round, hold 6 rods, asking
BIG SCREEN TV
Magnavox, oak wood,
COLOR TV- 25", swivel, and
Fax Machine, $135 for
TABLE SAW (2) Beachtop
w/stands. $200 for both,
will sep.. (863)697-9704
PLAYSTATION SONY II all
games & DVD movies a/v
cord & one controller $110
Wanted: FL ART
A.E. Backus, H. Newton,
I Ceaing I-
Caloosa Belle, Thursday, March 31, 2005
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Plae stop by r l) HNy 8d tV
3Bedr'tom 2Bath man-
ufactured home on 2.5
acres. Property is
oak trees, 25x49 FR
pole barn and mature
orange grove. All this
ALVA AREA 3/2
water front home with
dock. All for $359,900.
ALVA AREA 3/2
manufactured home in
55 and older riverfront
community. Priced to
sell at $219,900.
Call us today the
RIDING MOWER, Sears
Craftsman, 18 hp, 44" Cut,
6 spd. $450 (863)674-
WALKING TRACTOR, Sim-
plicity, rotary, sickle bar,
plow, $850. 863-674-
Market Sales every
Mon. 12pm & every
Tues. 11am. 763-3127
Business Places 910
Tbwnhouses Rent 920
House Rent 930
Land -Rent 935
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space .
2500 Sq. Ft., $1500 mo.
1250 sq. ft., $750 mo.
1st, last & security
HOUSE 3BR & TRAILERS-
NO Dogs, Lazy T Ranch,
LABELLE, 2BR 1BA, remod-
eled. Nice neighborhood.
$650/month 1st & last.
We Do Rentals! Southern
Vermont's Rental Center.
MOUNT SNOW, WEST
DOVER, VERMONT. By
Season! INCLUDES: Rec-
,ties. We offer hillside con-
dos, town houses, cha-
lets, (large/small homes.)
MOUNTAIN RESORT REN-
TALS, P.O. BOX 1804,
- WEST DOVER, VERMONT
als.coqn, email: rent-
.- a &VqP-llM
New Ig. units avail., air
conditioned & non-air,
each unit alarmed, area
fenced & well lighted,
space for boats, trailers,
RV & trucks. manager on-
site, 1025 Commerce Dr,
LABELLE RENT-A-SPACE --
Cowboy Way & Kennedy
Blvd 5'x10' $32.10 mo.
incl tax. 8'x10' $42.80
mo. inci tax. 10'x10'
$48.15 mo. incl tax 8'x20'
$72.75 mo. incl tax 24 hr
access $25 returnable key
Across from LaBelle Airport
"Always Room For 1 More"
2 locations to serve you:
LaBelle & Lehigh
Great Rates! Easy Acess!
24/7, Lighted & Secured
Business Places -
Property- Sale 1010
Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Property Sale 1035
LandP Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection 1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Warehouse Space 1075
4BR/2BA DR, LR, landry,
LaBelle, Beautiful 3 Bdrm.,
1 Ba w/ceramic tile floor.
Hardwood oak floor
throughout. Open kitchen
leads to dining room. In-
terior walls all T&G Nutty
Pine. Enclosed carport,
laundry room. Nice trees:
Oaks, Sable Palms & Cit-
rus on 4 city lots in town.
Nice area. $179,000. By
New home buyer finish
off that purchase right.
Furniture & Appliances.
1060 Highway 29
PIONEER, 2/3 Bdrm., 2 Ba.
on 2V2 Acres, 40X35 metal
bldg., 6 Stall .pole barn.
Additional 2/2 Acres Avail.
Fully Furnished Option..
40 AC w/creek near Peace
River. 1/2 pasture; 1/2
pines. Street ends at pre-
serve. Power, well; 3400
sq. ft. house foundation
and kit house, ready to go.
Grand Opening Land Sale!
SO. FLORIDA 10+ ACRES
Only $294,900. Huge sav-
ings on big ranch acreage
in South'Florida! Gorgeous
mix of mature oaks,
palms, & pasture. Miles of
bridle paths. .Near Lake
Okeechobee. Quiet, se-
cluded, yet close to 1-95 &
coast. Also, .5 acres
$174,900. Great financ-
ing, little down. Call now.
BEAUTIFUL WOODED &
SECLUDED 2 ACRES For
those who love their
privacy. Build your dream
home or bring your mobile
home to this great location
in LaBelle just 3 mi W of
town. Off Hwy 80 on
Phillips Rd backing to.
Murray Rd.. 226.26' wide
x 385' feet deep, $95,000
863 517-0977, .
LABELLE V2 ACRE, with
beautiful view of river.
Build your dream home on
this prime location in La-
Belle, with a gorgeous
view of the Caloosahatchie
River & Waterfront Park.
Corner 4 lots on CR 78 &
* Avalon Ave. reaching to
Magnolia Ave. Total ap-
prox. size 200' deep x
113.5' wide. $185,000.
Waterfront lots in the Foot-
hills of NC. Deep water
lake with 90 miles of
Shoreline. 20% predevel-
opment discounts and
90% financing. NO PAY-
MENTS for 1 year. Call
now for best selection.
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large pole barns. RV c
ground, 20 hook-ups, 6 3
units, 4 mobile homes
houses. Stocked pond
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I S 1825 Colonial Blvd.
k 4Va Fort Myers, FL 3390
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100 Homesites in Highlands County, FL
Them 1, II R ,Aace io ornw proper it in Highland.
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AUii~BCTIO M S a y, April 9
PFus/ 2 Large Tracts In Levy County to be sold
In parcels! Call for d4ealls....
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BEAUTIFUL NORTH CARO-
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MOUNTAINS OF WEST-
ERN NC MOUNTAINS.
Homes, Cabins, Acreage
& Investments. Cherokee
Mountain Realty GMAC
Real Estate, Murphy
ealty.com Call for Free
COASTAL GEORGIA- GAT-
ED COMMUNITY Large
wooded water access and
marshfront homesites. An-
cient Live oaks, pool, ten-
nis, golf. Water access.
From $64,900. Pre-con-
HOMES $0 or Low down!.
Tax repos and bankrupt-
cies! No Credit O.K. $0 to
low down.' For listings
GATED MOUNTAIN COM-
MUNITY NEAR ASHE-
VILLE, NC Spectacular
wooded lots- great views!
Paved roads, clubhouse,
world-class trout fishing,
hiking trails & more! Bear
Your next job could be in
today's classified. Did
you look for it?
LAKE VIEW BARGAIN
$29,900. Free boat slip!
High elevation, beautifully
wooded parcel. Across
from national .forest on
35,000 acre recreational
lake in TN. Paved roads, u/
g utils, central water, sew-
er, more. Excellent financ-
ing. Call now (800)704-
3154, ext. 608. Sunset
LAND WANTED Land In-
vestment company seeks
large acreage in Florida
and Georgia. Interested in
waterfront, timber, and ag-
ricultural lands. Must have
road frontage or good ac-
cess. Cash buyer with
quick closings. Call
(877)426-2326 or email:
NORTH CAROLINA LAKE-
FRONT Awesome Views,
fishing & much more.
Huge.Lake. 1-2 ac from
$39,900. Call for details,
SERENE MOUNTAIN GOLF
Upscale Golf Community
set amid Dye designed 18
hole course in Carolina
views. Near Asheville NC.
A 'sanctioned Golf Digest
Teaching Facility! Call toll-
free (866)334-3253 ext
om Price: $59,900, 10%
down, balance financed
12 months at 4.24% fixed,
one year balloon. OAQ
14x52, zoned for workshop
in Glades Co. wired 220.
$2,000 neg 352-754-8514
Mobile Hom es
Mobile Home Parts 2010
Mobile Homes Rent 2015
Mobile Homes Sale 2020
LABELLE, 1-BR 1-BA,.'Furn
or non-fum $550. mo Wa-
ter & trash incl. 1st mo +
dep req. 863-675-2331.
2br, lba, AC, oak trees,
$350 dep, $150 per week.
LaBelle, Cute 1/1 furnished,
Screen porch, W/D, Park
amenities'. Util. incld. $175
1-3 Cuartos dos banos
lista PARA SER occupada
1/ Acr. -/+ para mas
informaciori Llame Al
3/2 Banos Double Trailer
por la calle Siox Ave.
probidad grande 4 privada.
Para mas Informacion
Llamee Al (863)675-8888
3/2 TRAILER "NUEVO"
"Double" con probidad y
losimpestos de la probeelad
enclucdos. Llame A I
Double Trailes y Sencias
A un precio reasonable Llame
para mas information
DOUBLEWIDE Great Condi-
tion. Very clean, Must be
GLOBE 1973, 33 Ft., Lg. FL.
Rm., 1/1, 4 Acres. Adult
Park, lot 60 by Taylor Crk.
.$5000 neg. 772-569-5573
LIBERTY 97' 3 BR, 2 BA
Must be moved.
Eager to sell! $22,000.
PARK TRAILER 30', Rent to
own, Waterfront. Lg. Fla.
Rm. Furnished. $4800.
Hose-alei 102 1 ,Ho ses-Sa le I ff Aoss-S N a le[1i2 *Hue lt-Sal e 0 1 l iB i 102 1 ouss-Sle 02
10 acres with
approx. 600 ft. on
Hw vy SOW less than 1
mile from city limits.
4.5 acres. $499,000.
Potential 9,000 sq.
ft. commercial build-
ing, on corner lot
with large parking
I ;, 1 ". i Broker
.~-,. ..il, I toward
Park Models. ALSO...
New 40' Brechenridge:
List is $33,500
Special $29,900 Only 1!
Over 20 to choose from
& many used from
Rt. 41 in Fort Meyers.
Betwn Alico/Corkscrew Rd.
FORD VAN '82,
V-8, 3 spd on the floor.
Good tires & motor. $600.
GMC MOTOR HOME '76,
27', 400 cu" eng. Good
tires, New starter. Dam-'
aged $800 863-673-2327
TRAIL LITE 2001, Bantam
21 Ft. Tandem, Sleeps 6,
self contained w/bath, hot
water, A/C, screen rm.
Asking $8K w/weight dis-
tribution hitch/ariti swai.
TRAVEL TRAILER, 22 Ft.
Nice shape. Must see!
$550 863-610-0064 Call
after 6 pm.
TRAVEL TRAILER, 34 Ft.
Prowler, Real nice. $4200.
MOTOR Evinrude, 4 hp,
Outboard. Runs great!
$275. or best offer. 863-
OUTBOARD MOTOR- Mer-
cury 125HP, 2002, Merc.
Warranty until 8/08,
OUTBOARD MOTOR- Mer-
cury 9.8, runs good, ask-
'ing $400 or best of-
STAINLESS STEEL PRO-
PELLER, for 40 50 hp.
Mercury motor, 10/ x 12.
KAWASAKI '77 750 Black &
Wine, AM/Fm Cassette &
leather Saddle bag $1500
YAMAHA 125, '86, $175 or
best offer. (863)675-8155
Travel Trailer, 33', w/
screened porch, move in
cond., $3500 or best offer.
863-674-1707 at Lot 99,
LaBelle Woods RV Re-
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Sport Vehicles.ATVs 3035
BOAT, MOTOR, TRAILER,
17FT- take $1200 or trade
for economy car.
KAYAK-Aquaterra Prism, sit
on top, 14'1"x 26", to
many features to list,
OMEGA 24" Cabin hull pro-
ject boat w/tandem axle
boat $600 (863)697-
PROLINE 153- 15'3", runs
good, 70HP Johnson, trir,
lots of gear, $500 neg.
WINDSURFER, Kerma Run,
12'2" big board w/cntrbrd,
6.0 m sail & harness.
ENGINE, KAWASAKI, brand
new, 10 hp, fits John
Deere or Kawasaki Mule.
ISUZU PU, '92- for parts,
has engine and trans,
'MOTOR & TRANS- 4.3,
manual trans, 5 spd over-
drive, $600 neg.
TAILGATE for Ford F250
Pickup, navy blue, $350.
FORD P/U 1985, White,
needs work. $500 or best
ARROW STAR '86 RUNS
GOOD $2400 (239)368-
7783 Ask for Jim
Plymouth Grand Vboy
ager '97 v-6, 7 pass.
AC, runs good, $3100
FPAUL ROSER ]
R 675-0898 '
WORLDWIDE INTERNET MARKETING
DECK BUGGY New deck &
seats. Good condition.
$3000 or best offer
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks 4040
Parts Repairs 404.5
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
CHEVY LUMINA, '93, good
cond., $1600. (863)234-
CHRYSLER LEBARON, '89,
FORD EXPLORER '92 new
5spd. transmission, start-
er & exhaust, system
LINCOLN TOWNCAR '88
run exc. but body dam-
aged $1200 neg
NISSAN '89, Good paint &
body. Has blown gasket.
$300. neg. (863)763-
PONTIAC CUTLASS SU-
PREME '94 AT, runs good
Wanted DEAD OR ALIVE!
Cars, Trucks & Vans.
Cash paid for some.
7 days per week.
WANTED; Plymouth, GTX,
Road Runner, 70-71 Cuda.
Dodge, Coronet R/T, Chal-
lenger R/T or Super-Bee.
Day 866-223-5440 John
FORD BRONCO, '87- 4x4,
5.81t, body in good shape,
runs but needs work,
Gas or Electric
Buy and Sell
CAR DOLLY, Good tires,
pulls good. Asking $600
or best offer. 863-697-
CPSC, Emerson Tool Co. Announce
Recall to Repair Wet/Dry Vacuums
WASHINGTON, D.C. The U.S.
Consumer Product Safety Com-
mission, in cooperation with the
manufacturer named below,
today announced a voluntary
recall of the following consumer
product. Consumers should stop
using recalled products immedi-
ately unless otherwise instructed.
(To access color photos of the fol-
lowing recalled products, see
CPSC's Web site at www.cpsc.gov
Name of products: Ridgid(r)
16-Gallon, Model WD16650 2-In-1
Units: About 6,500
Manufacturer: Emerson Tool
Co., of St. Louis, Mo.
Hazard: The air intake shield
may be missing. Consumers can
suffer lacerations if they come into
contact with the intake blower
Tool Co. has received two reports
of consumers who' suffered lacer-
ations to finger tips while using
Description: The Ridgid(r) 16-
gallon 2-In-I Blower Vac, Model
WD16650, have light gray drums
with orange lids, gray power
heads, and black wheels. The
with Katrina Elsken
recalled units have the mode!
number and a serial number from
04104C through 04114C located
on a label on the side of the power
head. "Ridgid(r) 2 In 1 Blower
Vac" is written on the front of the
Sold at: Home Depot stores
and by RIDGE TOOL distributors
nationwide from April 2004
through January 2005 for about
Manufactured in: Canada
Rerriedy: If the air intake shield
is missing, consumers should stop
using their vacuum and contact
the firm for a free repair kit.
Contact: Consumers should
call Emerson Tool Co. at (800)
372-7759 between 8 a.m. and
6 p.m. CT Monday through Fri-
day, or visit their Web site at
Name of product: GE Oval and
Double Dish Slow Cookers
Beach/Proctor-Silex Inc., of Glen
Distributor: Wal-Mart Stores
Inc., of Bentonville, Ark..
Hazard: The handles on the
base of the slow cookers can
break, posing, a risk of burns from
hot food spilling onto consumers.
Beach and Wal-Mart have
Received 531 reports of handles
breaking, including four reports of
consumers who were burned by
Description: The recalled slow
cookers include the 4.5-Quart
Oval and 6-Quart Double Dish,
models sold under the General
Electric (GE) brand name. The
model name is printed on the
front of the units. The 4.5-quart
unit has model number 106661
and the 6-quart unit has model
number 106851. Both models
have series codes A through D,
which are printed on the bottom
along with the model number.
The base of the slow cookers is
white with an olive or honeysuck-
Sold exclusively at: Wal-Mart
stores nationwide from August
2000 through December 2002 for
about $25 (4.5-quart model) and
$35 (6-quart model).
Robo-turkey helps catch
Some high-tech recruits are
joining the Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation Commis-
sion's (FWC) law enforcement
team. The Florida State Chapter of
the National Wild Turkey Federa-
tion (NWTF) today gave the FWC
five robotic turkeys. These so
called robo-turkeys are lifelike fig-
ures that rotate their bodies,
move their tails and even gobble.
"Our officers use the robo-
turkeys to snare poachers as they
attempt to shoot the decoys," said
Col. Julie Jones, FWC's law
enforcement director. "Having
five more of these in the field will
greatly increase our ability to
catch unethical hunters and con-
serve one of Florida's prized
Robo-turkeys are not cheap,
costing around $700 a piece, and
since they are not bulletproof,
they often have a short lifespan.
That is why NWTF has stepped in
to offer assistance.
"Our group made a commit-
ment to provide the mechanical
birds to all five FWC regional
offices," NWTF Florida Chapter
President Bill Marvin said. "We
appreciate the agency's commit-
ment to enforcing wildlife laws
and want to help officers with
NWTF has donated a total of
Col. Julie Jones (right), FWC's law enforcement director,
thanks NWTF Florida Chapter President Bill Marvin (left) for
donating five robo-turkeys to her division.
15 birds to the agency during the
last three years. The five new
robo-turkeys include four gob-
blers and one hen.
* This latest donation couldn't
have come at a better time. Flori-
da's spring turkey season began
) ADVERTISEMENT FOR BID
Hendry County Non Profit Housing ,Inc., will be receiving sealed bids for
furnishing all of labor and materials, performing all work necessary and
incidental as called for in the landscaping of Greentree East in Clewiston,
Florida Bids are to be delivered to the office of Owen Luck, 90 Howe
Street or mailed to P 0. Box 1820, LaBelle, FL 33975 up until 12:00 p.m.,
March 31st, 2005. All bids received will be publicly opened and read
aloud at above address April 1st at 10:00 a.m.
Davis-Bacon Act wage determination will be in effect and will bind the
general contractor and all sub contractors.
The landscape drawings may be examined and working specifications
may be obtained from the office of Hendry County building Departmqnt,
100 East El Paso, Clewiston; or 112 South Lee Street, LaBelle.
Builders risk and Worker's Compensation insurance
will be required at the expense of the contractor.
Bidder must submit the following with their bid:
2. List of proposed subcontractors
3. General company information, including list of references for
similar type work.
4. Proof of General Liability Insurance and Worker's Compen-
The contract award will be based on an evaluation of the listed criteria.
559716 CB/CGS 3/17.24,31/2005
Public Notice 5005
Legal Notice 5500
Notice is hereby given that on April 9,
2005 at 11:00 a.m. at FORT KNOX
SELF STORAGE, 1025'Commerce
Drive, LaBelle, FL, (863) 675-
1025, the undersigned, FORT
KNOX SELF STORAGE, will sell at
Public Sale by competitive bidding
the personal property heretofore:
Truck tool box. misc. items, Sable
GE car, Chrysler, Chevy Van, strol----
ler, misc. items.
562242 CB 3/31/05
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