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Western Hendry County's News Since 1922
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The Point in Time Survey to
count the homeless living in
Hendry County will take place
one day in the last week in
January. Please plan to volun-
teer and if you can, bring vol-
unteers with you create your
own team. It's easy and the
area then gets recognized and
funded according to the
recorded number of homeless
counted. The coalition needs
all the help it can get both in
Clewiston and LaBelle. Also if
you know of areas where
there are camps or multiple
families staying together,
please call the United Way
House at 675-8383.
shower Jan. 23
There was an error In the
Dec. 28 article "Taking notice
of Child Safety." Referred to
the Community Baby Shower,
is being held at the agriculture
building across from the
health department on January
23 from 11:30-1 p.m. The
shower is open to pregnant
women and children up to 1
year old. For more informa-
tion please call Arlene Betan-
court with the United \\ay atL"''
675-8383. Donations would
Pet lovers event
First ever Woman's Club
Pet Fest, will be January 20
from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at Barron
Park. 9:30 a.m. will be the
Blessing of the Animals fol-
lowed by a parade and con-
test. A few of the activities will
be a Hendry County Canine
demonstration, pony rides,
clown, Vanishing Species
Wildlife demonstration, vari-
ous rescue groups,:nail clip-
ping, micro-chipping, raffles
and vendors. Additional ven-
dors wanted. Contact either
Sharyn Schlitter at 863-675-
6081 or Carol Kraft, 863-885-
1339. Come join the fun. Look
for more details in future
The Caloosa Humane Soci-
ety is in need of donations of
salable items for a fundraiser
"Tag Sale" scheduled for Feb.
3. All donations are tax-
deductable. You can bring
your donation to the shelter at
1200 Pratt Blvd. (behind the
Hendry Co. Health Dept.) or
to the LaBelle Auction House
at the foot of the Caloosa-
hatchee Bridge. If you need
your item picked up you can
call 863-675-0997. Large or
.small, they need it all! This is
an easy way to help support
your local humane organiza-
tion. All proceeds are to bene-
fit the homeless animals of
your community. Please
Classifieds ...... .14-16
Editorial ............ .4
Speak Out .......... .4
Social News ......... .5
See Page 2 for information about
how to contact the newspaper.
Community Links. Individual Voices.
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By Patty Brant
A plan by the Florida Depart-
ment of Environmental Protec-
tion to reclassify use specifica-
tions of all "man-altered" state
waters is creating waves in
many grassroots organizations
dedicated to making Florida's
waters clean and safe. The
Department of Environmental
Protection (DEP) is currently
reviewing its designated uses
and water classification system
to determine if revisions are
Vice President of Riverwatch
(Caloosahatchee River Citizens
Association) Margaret England
has doubts about the plan."As a
Hendry County citizen I have
concerns about the DEP's plan
for lowering the classification
for the man-altered Caloosa-
hatchee," she said. "The man-
altered C-43 is the direct link
between Lake Okeechobee and
the Lee County sections of the
Caloosahatchee which would
have the higher Class I classifi-
cations. I. feel that the DEP
needs to reevaluate their pro-
posal to reclassify the man-
altered Caloosahatchee. I have
concerns about the impact that
the DEP's proposed lowering of
water quality standards in the
Hendry and Glades sections of
the Caloosahatchee could have
on quality of life for humans,
fish and wildlife in our area."
Ms. England and other envi-
Mar: i arts: A lifetime experience
Caloosa Belle!Patty Brant
"Fi resn"t&f CdhnnorMcVey with his black belt documentation, sent from Okinawa.
Black belts heading to Okinawa
By Patty Brant
Hard work and dedication are
the building blocks of many
rewards but in mastering the art
of karate, those qualities may
help an individual come as close
to mastering oneself as is possi-
ble. Can this world offer any
more important reward?
For something like two
decades Jan Bass has been help-
ing karate students in LaBelle
toward this goal, first with her
late husband, Joe, and now
alone. Her students learn a form
of karate (meaning empty hand)
called Uechi Ryu.
Recently another of her stu-
dents earned a black belt in his
personal quest. Connor is an
introspective young man, a sen-
ior at LaBelle High School, who
wants to learn more about him-
self. He feels martial arts help
him to do just that, saying, "It's
body and mind control."
Currently dual enrolled at LHS
and Edison, he plans to attend the
University of Central Florida or
University of North Florida
because they each offer minors in
Asian studies. At 17, Connor says
he will always continue to train in
karate. He said he spends 30-45
minutes a day training.
Connor and another recent
black belt, Jenny Milligan, are
going to Okinawa this year during
Spring Break to test for second
degree black belts. In addition to
school work and focusing on
their karate, they both raised the
money for their trip on their own.
Jenny is looking forward to
Black belts Jenny Milligan and Connor MdVey concentrate
on their moves.
studying graphic design at the
University of Central Florida after
graduating from LHS this year -
and maybe having a dojo
(school) of her own some day.
While in Okinawa, Jenny said
they may also train with the
grandmaster with Japanese
As an instructor, Jan is justifi-
ably proud of her two young pro-
t6g6s. "I know their abilities and I
want them to be the best they
can." She points out that Connor
took lessons for a while, left and
came back. Now he's made it to
black belt level. That's dedica-
Although many students
study martial arts, the difference
in those who achieve black belt
status is effort, she said, admit-
ting that she still doesn't know
how to instill it. "I just try to keep
them challenged," she said. "I
don't make it easy or it wouldn't
mean anything," pointing out
that some American schools go
too far, making it too easy to
"excel." She strives to keep her
Often parents remain at the
See Karate Page 6
dents fear the proposed new
use would pave the way for fur-
ther degradation of Florida's
waters by reducing water quali-
The new regulations would
affect the Caloosahatchee River
- a body of water that is already
suffering from pollution.
With the designation of
being the seventh most polluted
river in the entire country, the
Caloosahatchee River (C-43
Canal) is already stressed.
According to its Web site,
currently, the DEP classifies
Florida waters this way:
Class I Potable Water Sup-
Fourteen general areas
throughout the state including:
impoundments and associated
tributaries, certain lakes, rivers,
or portions of rivers, used as a
drinking water supply.
See River--Page 2
Let's 'Get Up,
and get active'
By Patty Brant
It's a new year a clean
slate to remake yourself, start
in a new direction. Perhaps
one of the best ways we can
all "remake" ourselves is by
starting to live healthier. For
many of us that means start-
ing by losing a little weight.
Losing a few pounds can
make a big difference in how
we feel who wouldn't want
a little more energy?
You can get very involved
in health subjects educate
yourself on the latest health
information or you can just
fall back on the old rules you
learned as a kid by eating a
diet of less red meatmore
fruits and vegetables and get-
ting more exercise. Yes, yes,
it's hard to stick with it all by
yourself. So, how about this -
why not join in the Caloosa
Belle Weight Loss Challenge?
The Caloosa Belle is join-
ing with the Hendry and
Glades County Health Depart-
ments, and a host of other
groups in supporting a six-
month Get Up, Get Out and
Get Healthy promotion.
Each of the next few
months will present healthy
physical activity days focusing
on exercising in many differ-
ent ways, eating well and hav-
ing fun for all community
members. These counties,
just like our country, are in the
midst of an obesity epidemic
caused by a lack of physical
activity and poor eating
habits. We can turn it around
and get healthier.
First up: The Get Up, Get
Out, Get Active! Florida Arbor
Day Celebration on Saturday,
January 20, from 9 a.m. till
noon will provide opportuni-
ties to exercise using ways we
commonly think of such as
biking and walking and also
creatively by having fun with
gardening, nature photogra-
phy and wildlife viewing. A
major key for people to
become more active is finding
an activity they enjoy doing
and these fund days will offer
Come to the Captain
Hendry House to start off this
multi-faceted event. Enjoy
guided nature walks, a walk
and/or bike ride through His-
toric LaBelle, games for all
ages, a gardening demonstra-
tion and more! Free pedome-
ters to the first 100 people!
There'll be fun giveaways
and great information booths
on Florida Trails, Riverside
See Active Page 2
Year ends in
CR 833 fatality
On December 26 Joe Lopez
Cruz, 23, of Immokalee, died in
a crash on the east-west sec-
tion of CR 833 in Hendry Coun-
ty. The crash occurred at about
According to the Florida
Highway Patrol report, Mr. Cruz
was driving a 2003 Chevy UT
westbound on CR 833 and left
the road onto the north shoul-
der. He crossed over a private
roadway and overturned com-
ing to a final rest on its roof, fac-
ing south. At that point, Mr.
Lopez exited his vehicle. It is
unknown if he was ejected.
Another vehicle, a 2005
Lexus four door driven by Ryan
D. Yescas, 28, of Miami, was
eastbound on CR 833 and left
the roadway, traveling in a
northeasterly direction. His
right front then struck several
trees; his left rear tire separated
from his vehicle which rotated
counter clockwise. Mr. Yescas'
vehicle the struck Mr. Cruz with
its right side, then collided with
the left front of Mr. Cruz' vehi-
cle. The Yescas vehicle came to
a final rest facing west.
GED paves way for better life
By Patty Brant
Kimberly Govea, Alexis
Gaure and Shannon Smith
were the first to earn their diplo-
mas from the newly-opened
GED day lab. Instructor Don
Crebs said he has several other
students who are very close to
their goal. He also points out
that it takes regular attendance
and hard work to realize the
dream that can make all the dif-
ference not only in the individ-
ual's life but in their family's
There are many reasons why
people decide to get their GED.
Nineteen-year-old Kimberly has
her sights set on attending Edi-
son College to study accounting
this January. She missed a lot of
school when she went to Mexi-
co and had a hard time making
it up, so she opted to get her
Alexis explained that regular
education classes could not
hold her interest. When she got
pregnant she decided a GED
was the way for her to go. She
said the class provided the help
she needed for the subjects to
make sense. Now with a two-
month-old daughter, she lives
with her parents and has done
remarkably well with her
school work. She is unsure
what she wants to do with her
future; for now she feels she
needs to spend time with her
baby. She is confident, though,
that her GED will make that
future better for both of them.
Don Crebs was the ag
teacher at LaBelle High School
for many years. He opened the
GED day lab program just this
year and is very proud of his
students' success. He is also
proud of the learning program
he calls "loaded" and "top
notch." The program offers
individual attention in reading,
GED and writing.
He has students from 16 to
over 60 years of age. Some
want to get their GED some
want to work on specific skills,
particularly English. For
See GED -Page 6
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Don Crebs congratulates Kimberly Govea, center, and Alexis
Gaure on earning their GEDs.
At A Glance
Will DEP downgrade river?
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2 Caloosa Belle, Thursday, January 4,2007
Continued From Page 1
Class II Shellfish Propaga-
tion or Harvesting
Generally coastal waters
where shellfish harvesting
Class III Recreation, Propa-
gation and Maintenance of a
Healthy, Well-Balanced Popula-
tion of Fish and Wildlife
The surface waters of the state
are Class Ill unless described in
rule 62-302.400 F.A.C.
Class IV Agricultural Water
Generally located in agricul-
ture areas around Lake Okee-
Class V Navigation, Utility
and Industrial Use.
At this time, there are no des-
ignated Class V bodies of water.
The DEP Web site provides
answers to some standard ques-
What are surface water
Standards are scientifically
established thresholds for con-
taminants and ecological condi-
tions to assure that public health
and aquatic are protected. Flori-
da's surface water quality stan-
dards include a classification
system of designated or benefi-
cial uses to be protected-lilke.
drinking water supply, shellfish
harvesting, swimming and
recreation, aquatic habitat for
fish and wildlife, or agricultural
supply-limits on pollutants,
and mechanisms to implement
these requirements. The stan-
dards are contained in rule 62-
302, Florida Administrative Code
DEP is responsible under fed-
eral law for reviewing the state's
surface water quality standards
every three years. Associated
with this routine review, DEP
has performed a comprehensive
Continued From Page 1
Retreat, Backwater Outfitters
PlPh:ographir and author'
Mark Renz will present "Florida
Through Native Eyes" followed
by a guided nature photography
walk. Don't forget your camera!
At 11:30 a.m. there will be a
LaBelle Nature Park Tree Planti-
ng for Arbor Day and the unveil-
ing of the Nature Park plan.
Attendees will even get
seedlings to take home.
To help you out with your
quest for better health, look for
special health tips from Mary
evaluation of designated uses
and water body classifications
and determined that refine-
ments would improve protec-
tion of public health and the
aquatic life that thrive in our
rivers, lakes,' streams, wetlands
The current classification sys-
tem has been in effect for more
than 30 years. Scientific knowl-
edge has advanced since then,
better data on surface waters are
available and water quality pro-
tection programs have changed.
Florida has an opportunity to
improve the way we protect
public health and aquatic life
Is DEP lowering water quality
No. DEP is looking for ways
to improve surface water quality
standards and develop more
effective programs to protect
and restore Florida's water
resources. DEP's goal will
always be to promote high stan-
dards through appropriate clas-
sification, permitting, water
quality monitoring, and restora-
The refinements under con-
sideration would expand the
current classification system to
better account for the differ-
ences between human and
aquatic life uses and their
unique protection needs. Cur-
rent classifications recognize
five human uses but only one
aquatic life use. A refined system
likely would assign each surface
water both human and aquatic
life uses to fully reflect its unique
uses, and the measures neces-
sary to protect them.
How will "impaired waters"
and Total Maximum Daily Loads
(TMDLs) be affected?
If the designated use of a sur-
face water is not being met and
maintained, the cause of the
water quality degradation
("impairment") must be identi-
fied and fixed. The primary pro-
grams established to identify
problems and restore water
quality are TMDLs and Basin
Management Action Planning.
Changes to the classification sys-
tem would not change TMDL
requirements in anyway.
If changes to Florida's water
quality standards are deter-
mined to be appropriate, what
formal steps would DEP have to
take to implement them?
As noted, any changes to des-
ignated uses, the classification
system or water quality criteria
would be subject to a formal,
public rulemaking process. Pub-
lic meetings and hearings would
be held to inform, educate and
solicit input from all interested
parties. And all changes would
require the approval of the Flori-
da ERC and the EPA.
According to DEP's press offi-
cer Dee Ann Miller, no decisions
on reclassifying the C-43 Canal,
the Caloosahatchee River or any
other water body, whether natu-
ral or man-altered, have been
made. At this point, DEP scien-
tists and policy makers-with
the help of a Policy Advisory
Committee (PAC) of experts-
are reviewing historical informa-
tion and water quality data on
various different types of water
bodies throughout the state. She
said they are evaluating whether
the current classification system
appropriately reflects the char-
acter and effectively protects the
uses and functions of Florida's
diverse rivers, lakes, streams,
canals, ditches, reservoirs, wet-
lands and estuaries. They are
considering better ways to pro-
tect public health and the diver-
sity of aquatic life.
She continued: "DEP's re-
examination of the classification
system is expressly intended to
better distinguish the various
beneficial uses of different types
of waterbodies under different
circumstances, whether for
swimming, fishing, shellfish har-
vesting, drinking water, agricul-
ture or navigation. It is impor-
tant, armed with 30 years of
evidence from the current classi-
fication system, to reconsider
whether all canals, ditches, wet-
lands and historic rivers, regard-
less of their physical structure or
biological functions, can sup-
Ruth Prouty of the health depart- GE
ment We can do it together GED
on Page 4.
Also participating: in this Continued
health-conscious endeavor are: instance, t
Glades Democrat, the Division of from Mexico
Forestry, Riverwatch, the GEDs becat
LaBelle Garden Club, the Fire- their home.
house Cultural Center, the nzd re.
and work hi
LaBelle Heritage Museum, nworkonth
Hendry LaBelle Recreation continue thi
Department, Kiwanis and Rotary GED day
of LaBelle, Glades County Mas- in a portable
ter Gardeners and Naturalists, at the LaB
LaBelle Rotary, LaBelle Kiwanis. ment Acade
You can reach
Patty Brant by
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o are working on their
ise the diplomas' from
country are not recog-
They are very bright
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eir English so they can
eir education here.
Slab classes are held
4e located on campus
elle Youth Develop-
emy off Cowboy Way.
Id like more informa-
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at 612-0706 or 674-
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"If DEP ultimately proposes
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to public rulemaking, endorse-
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approval by the federal govern-
ment (EPA). All of our PAC dis-
cussions are public and we
invite thoughts and opinions on
this subject from anyone who's
interested. You can get the facts
about DEP's evaluation at
Mary Rawl, past president of
Riverwatch and Executive Direc-
tor of the Purre Coalition, is con-
vinced that DEP's actions could
actually render the Caloosa-
hatchee unusable for most pur-
She points out, that River-
watch, has been warning of the
decline of the river for ten years.
Just a few months ago the
restoration of Oxbow #24 in
Fort Denaud provided a show-
case for a healthy river with
native plants, aquatic and shore
plants. The oxbow diminishes
the destruction of wakes from
large boats and keeps fish beds
vital, Scott points out. Many local
conservationists believe that the
river needs another drainage
route an additional watershed
area to clean up nutrients before
the water gets to Lake Okee-
Best Management Practices
(BMPs) by agriculture have have
reduced the amount of pollution
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Caloosa Belle, Thursday, January 4, 2007
Have you seen these pups?
Anael P. Octaviano, 23, was
arrested and charged with DUI
and no valid driver's license on
Dec. 31. Sgt. Robert Shaw was
Cody Blane McClain, 23,
was arrested Dec. 30 and
charged with child neglect with-
out great bodily harm, contribut-
ing to the delinquency of a
minor, two counts of possession
of photos of sexual performance
by a child, possession of
cocaine, possession of drug
paraphernalia, possession of
cocaine with intent to sell, man-
ufacture or deliver, keeping a
shop or vehicle for drugs and
trafficking in cocaine over 28
grams, less than 150 grams.
Investigator Martin Meyer was
the arresting officer.
Joann Waller Riblet, 35,
was arrested and charged with
DUI and possession of marijua-
na over 20 grams or controlled
substance without a prescription
on Dec. 31. D/S Orlando Torres
was the arresting officer.
Jorge Armando Hernan-
dez, 18, was arrested and
charged with aggravated battery
with a deadly weapon on Jan. 1
Franklin Guerrero, 18, was
arrested and charged Dec. 30
The Florida Highway Patrol
is currently conducting an
investigation into a fatal hit and
run traffic crash with a bicyclist
involved in Hendry County. The
traffic crash occurred on SR 29
south of the intersection of C
Road. The traffic crash
occurred Friday, Dec. 22, 2006,
at approximately 6:25 p.m.
The first vehicle that collided
with the bicyclist as he crossed
the roadway was a dark colored
small pick up truck (possibly a
late model Ford Ranger), last
with sexual assault on a victim
under 12. D/S Larry Preece was
the arresting officer.
Ausencio Tehiuntle Panzo,
24, was arrested and charged
with DUI and no valid driver's
license on Dec. 30 by Sgt. Robert
Lawrence Whaley, 29, was
arrested and charged with aggra-
vated battery on March 5, 2005.
Arresting officer was D/S Bonnie
Abraham Calle, 31, was
arrested Dec. 27 and charged
with driving with a suspended
license-habitual offender by Cpl.
Simon Mendez Palacio, 34,
was arrested and charged with
possession of cocaine and driv-
ing with a suspended license on
Dec. 23 by D/S Brett Daley.
Brian Anthony Roan, 25,
was arrested Dec. 21 and
charged with probation violation
by C/O Jeanette Moore.
Guillermo Ramirez, 28, was
arrested and charged Dec. 21
with failure to appear felony
offense by C/O Jeanette Moore.
Omero Villarreal, 39, was
arrested Dec. 18 and charged
with probation violation by a
registered sex offender. He was
held without bond. Arresting
officer was D/S Kelvin Robinson.
seen traveling north on SR 29. It
collided with the bicyclist lying
on the southbound lane of SR
29. The bicyclist, 23-year-old
Simon V. Clicerio of LaBelle,
expired at the scene.
FHP is asking for help in pos-
sibly finding any vehicles that
may have been involved with
this fatal traffic crash. Anyone
with any information is advised
to contact Cpl. Louis M. Smith,
Jr. at the Florida Highway Patrol
in Arcadia at telephone number
863-993-4618 ext. 262.
Alcohol sales to underage
Having received complaints
regarding local businesses
around the LaBelle area selling
alcoholic beverages to persons
under age, Sheriff Ronnie Lee
requested the assistance of the
Division of Alcoholic Beverages
and Tobacco in curtailing the
State officers and Hendry
County sheriff's deputies using
an underage person to purchase
alcoholic beverages on Satur-
day, Dec. 16, charged seven
employees with selling to a per-
son under 21 years of age.
Charged with the beverage
violations were as follows: Eliza-
beth Miranda, employee of
Handy Store at 1400 N. River
Road; Jose Trinidad Rea-Jacobo,
employee at La Fiesta store
located at 1015 N SR 29; Rocio
Pena, employee of Arley's, locat-
ed at 780 West Cowboy Way;
Ashley Ann Hampton, employee
at the BP gas station, located at'
280 Hickpochee Ave; Vicheslay
Kuryachiv, employee of Prime
Time gas station, located at 750
W. Hickpochee; Krysta Lynn
Billings, employee of the Handy
Store located at SR 29/SR 78; and
An Rqu Rqya, employee at the
Azteca Store, located at 681
Sheriff Lee said his office will
be conducting more such inves-
tigations in the future and will
include tobacco sales to under-
*Alejandro Centeno, 23, was
arrested and charged Dec. 31
with DUI by D/S Nathan Reed.
Willie Deneric Treadwill,
24, was arrested and charged
with violation of probation
Kenneth 'Robert McKenzie,
21, was arrested and charged
with felony battery on Nov. 8.
A 17-year-old girl was
arrested and charged with aggra-
vated battery with a deadly
weapon Dec. 27. D/S Timothy
Neidert was arresting officer.
A 14-year-old boy was
arrested Dec. 27 and charged
with smuggling contraband into
a detention facility. D/S James
Clark was arresting officer.
Douglas Scott Shelton, 18,
was arrested Dec. 27 and
charged with criminal mischief
over $1,000. Arresting officer
was D/S Michael Stevens.
John Henry Horton, 72,
was arrested and charged Dec.
23 with burglary of a con-
veyance. Arresting officer was
Cpl. Juan Soto.
Robert Thomas McGrath,
39, was arrested and charted
Dec. 24 with driving with a sus-
pended license-habitual offend-
er. Arresting officer was D/S
Tips to avoid fraud Obituaries
From Mayra Quesada
Consumers should be alert
to the possibility of fraud. Sher-
iff Ronnie Lee has recommend-
ed the following precautions:
A contractor solicits you at
your door, insisting you have a
problem that must be repaired
A contractor offers a bar-
gain price or claims to have
materials left from another job
A contractor requires a
substantial payment in advance
or charges significantly more
after the work is completed
An inspector appears at
your door, claiming to work for
the city/county or a utility com-
pany and insists on coming into
your home-,onsteinspect your
water heater, furnace or other
BEWARE of door-to-door
contractors who use high- pres-
sure tactics to get an immediate
DON'T do business with
someone who comes to your
door offering a bargain or who
claims to have materials left
Get at least three written
bids. Don't always choose the
lowest Bidder- you get what
you pay for!
Require the contractor to
use a written contract that lists
materials, cost and the comple-
Don't allow any stranger
into your home, no matter who
they claim to be. City/county
inspectors do not go door-to-
Jerusha Ridgdill Crawford, age
89, of LaBelle, passed away
December 22, 2006, in LaBelle.
She was born Apr. 15, 1917, in
LaBelle to John Jackson Ridgdill
and Chattie Beulah (Whidden)
Survivors include her son:
James "Jimmy" Rider (Jane) of
Clewiston, and daughter: Judy
Reinbott (Charles) of LaBelle;
step-son: Gene Crawford (Linda)
of Fort Myers; sister-in-law: Della
It seems that we have a Grinch
among us! Someone broke into
the Caloosa Humane Society and
stole two adopted puppies. The
"Grinch" went into the fenced
area, into the screened-in kennel
and took two precious pups that
had been adopted as Christmas
presents by loving families. The
pups were still at the shelter
awaiting spay neuter surgery on
Jan. 5 before their families were
to take them to their "fur-ever"
Humane Society Director
Suzanne Bonnell said, "It is a sad
day in our community when
someone would consciously
decide to steal from a non-profit
organization dealing with home-
less animals during the Holidays."
If anyone has any information
on the thefts, they can contact the
Hendry County Sheriff's Office at
863-674-4060, and be eligible for a
small reward if their information
leads to the recovery of these
puppies. If anyone can add to the
reward for the safe return of these
two puppies, please contact the
Caloosa Humane Society at 863-
675-0997, any financial aid will be
One pup is described as a bull-
dog mix, red and white, approx,
Old. The other pup is a yellow
lab mix, yellow/tan color, approx-
Ridgdill of LaBelle; grandchildren:
Theresa Auger, Jimmy Rider, Lisa
Reinbott, Allison Brooks and Kim-
berly Munson; seven great-grand-
children and a host of nieces and
nephews. She was preceded in
death by her husband: Thomas J.
Crawford; parents; brothers: Lon-
nie Ridgdill, Schnider Ridgdill Sr
and Evan Ridgdill; and sister:
A graveside funeral was held
December 24 at Fort Denaud
Cemetery with Pastor Mike Mac-
Arrangements by Akin-Davis
Funeral Home LaBelle.
Mom walks to honor
son and help survivors
Labelle resident, Norie Haas,
participated in a 25-mile walk to.,
honor her fallen son, Hendry
County Deputy Brian A. Haas, and
to raise funds for Concerns of
Police Survivors (COPS). The
walk was organized and spon-
sored by members of the United
States Secret Service to benefit
COPS, a charitable organization
that helps law enforcement sur-
vivors rebuild their lives. Over
$95,000 was presented to the
organization to aid them in their
work of providing support to fam-
ily members and co-workers of
law enforcement officers who die
in the line of duty. Deputy Brian
Haas died April 24, 2004, while
responding to a call in Clewiston.
Spouses, parents, children,
and siblings of officers who had
died were among the family
members who participated in the
walk. They were joined by many
co-workers and officers from fed-
eral, state, and local law enforce-
ment agencies across the country.
The scenic route chosen for the
walk wound through Virginia and
West Virginia, along the banks of
the Potomac River. The weather
was perfect and the wooded
pathways provided a beautiful
view of the colorful autumn
leaves. It was an excellent time for
reflecting on the lives that were
sacrificed, sharing stories, and
supporting others, all while con-
tributing to a cause that the Haas
Family supports passionately.
Bob and Norie Haas, and their
daughter Amanda have personal-
ly benefited from the services of
the COPS Organization. They
have attended retreats for parents
of fallen officers, participated in
seminars specific to the loss of a
child and sibling, and received
continuous support from the
organization as well as its mem-
bers. COPS also offers a summer
camp and an Outward Bound
program for children of officers
who die in the line of duty. There
is no cost for any of these servic-
es, as the price paid is already too
high; the loss of a loved one.
In addition to their services for
the families of fallen officers,
COPS provides support to agen-
cies that have a line of duty death.
Early next year, Norie will attend a
three-day seminar on "The Trau-
ma's of Law Enforcement", spon-
sored. by COPS. It. is a program
designed for law enforcement
agencies and seasoned survivors,
to provide them with the informa-
tion, skills, and tools to help in the
event of a line of duty death.
Though she hopes never to be
needed, Norie wants to be pre-
pared to help if an agency or fami-
ly in the area have to face what
her family experienced in April
In Memory of
Those we love remain
for love itself lives on.
and cherished memories
never fade because a
loved one's gone....
Those we love
can never be more than
a thought apart.
For as long as
there is memory they'll
live on in our hearts.
I love you baby.
Your love, Ashley
imately 11 weeks old. This pup
also has a sore above its ear.
According to Ms. Bonnell, both
of these pups are female and
were on medication as part of
their processing for adoptions,
that needs to be finished for them
to be protected from disease. She
added, "These pups were adopt-
ed by people in our community as
Christmas gifts, please don't let
the Grinch steal their Christmas."
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Getting healthy: We can do it together
Hello, everyone! I am Mary
Ruth Prouty from the Hendry
County Health Department's
Chronic Disease Prevention and
Education Program. Each week
I'll share some tips for getting
more physically, active, eating
better and losing weight.
It's a new year and many of
us make resolutions relating to
our health usually losing
weight! If weight loss is your
goal, forget the fad diets no
one can stick with them for the
rest of their life and instead
make some lifestyle changes you
can live with forever.
To get started try these steps:
1. Set a personal weight-loss
goal and write it down. Start
with a goal of losing about 10
percent of your current body
weight. Starting with a goal of
too many pounds is just too hard
2. Keep a food diary for one
week. Write down everything
you eat and drink.
3. Pay attention to what you
are eating now and why. Identify
the sources of your personal
"hidden" calories, such as eating
your child's leftovers.
It is very important to know
what and how much you are eat-
ing before you can make the
needed changes. Maybe you are
adding hundreds of calories by
tasting everything as you cook,
cleaning up the leftovers, drink-
ing sodas or having too many
high calorie snacks, maybe a co-
worker keeps a bowl of candies
and you grab "just one" a few
times a day. Keeping a food diary
(an honest, every bite you eat
diary) for a week will teach you
a lot about your habits. Every
step (knowledge and physical)
will bring you closer to your
Move It, Hendry/Glades!
PruPr W f kr Letters to the Editor
SFt. Thompson zoning
l To the Editor:
Bonita Bay will be requesting a
zoning change to allow 100 or so
condo/town homes plus com-
mercial buildings to be built on
the former Barron property. To do
S this they feel they must enter and
exit these dwellings from Ft.
Thompson Street. Why this is so, I
don't know. There is adequate
road frontage on Hwy. 80 to enter
and exit the property. Evidently it
is not profitable enough to build
single-family dwellings to con-
form to the neighborhood.
I do know that putting a cou-
-^ pie of hundred more autos onto
this small residential street several
times a day will certainly not be
S an enhancement to the neighbor-
hood. The street is barely wide
S-. enough to allow two cars to pass
each other. The residents are
already feeling pressure from
those that use the street as a pass
__ through to avoid the Hwy. 80 and
S 29 light while traveling east or
north of downtown.
I have seen Bonita Bay's devel-
.. opments on Hwy. 80 and none
that I am aware of use a small res-
S idential side street for vehicular
access. We of LaBelle and specifi-
cally the Ft. Thompson residential
area are apparently the first to
confront this ill-conceived propo-
sition by Bonita Bay.
The residents of this area need
S to make their feelings known to
Sthe City Council. To remain silent
is to approve these changes. The
next Council meeting will be
-Thursday Jan. 11, 2007.
To whom it
S may concern:
I offer my sincerest of apolo-
-gies to anyone in the Holt family
who may have been thought to
be involved in the writing of any
- of my letters. There are a few in
our family who have a similar
-, name to my own and I wish to
make a clear distinction now
between myself and these individ-
uals. My full name is Charles
Brandon Holt, I am twenty years
old, I've lived in LaBelle my entire
life, I graduated from LaBelle
High School, and I am now
S majoring in biology. I only signed
S as Charles B. Holt out of habit; it is
generally how I write my signa-
ture. I did not mean to make it
seem as if I was trying to hide
behind someone else's name. My
ribly immoral. It surprises me that
these individuals rarely even
know someone who is openly
gay and even fewer seem to have
a very firm grasp on morals them-
selves. It seems some of us prefer
the bliss of ignorance over the
burden of understanding.
Homosexuality is not a disease
or mental disorder, those who are
gay are not a danger to them-
selves or anyone else, nor is it a
sign of weak morals. Ignorance is
not bliss, it is a darkness that con-
sumes the soul. It throws reason
to the wolves and substitutes prej-
udice and hate in its stead. We
must learn what it is to be our
brother's keeper instead of our
brother's master. We must throw
aside our differences and
Perhaps this is an issue that
some do not feel they ought to be
concerned with. Some do not feel
they should care because it has lit-
tle to do with them. But indeed it
does, it has to do with all of us.
We are all God's children, we are
all human beings. What affects
one of us directly affects all of us
indirectly. "We are caught in an
inescapable network of mutuality,
tied in a single garment of des-
tiny," as Dr. King put it. Or, per-
haps I have been a bit too ambi-
Hoping that there is but a little
virtue in the masses of men,
virtue in the masses of men,
Charles Brandon Holt
Just before adjourning for the
year, Congress renewed some
important tax deductions that will
save Floridians an estimated $850
million annually. Included in this
package is the state sales tax
deduction I have been pushing
for that allows Florida residents to
continue deducting state sales tax
expenses through 2007. The bill
was signed into lawyesterday.
I wanted to make sure you
knew about this deduction,
because it does not appear on the
forms the Internal Revenue Ser-
vice has already published for fil-
ing 2006 returns. Please use this
link to the IRS website to access
updated forms and get additional
information about how you can
apply these tax credits and deduc-
tions on your 2006 federal tax
return. You also can call the IRS
help line toll free at 800-829-1040.
If you need additional assis-
tance, you can call my office toll
free in Florida at 888-671-4091. Or,
if you're outside Florida, you can
WARNING: It was brought to
Smy attention this week someone
- - is selling ads using the Chamber
S .* as a partner. To my knowledge we
* --- have not partnered with any one
as of December 2006 for any-
thing. Please be aware and give us
a call before you send any
Another year has come and
gone; we can reflect on the past
M and look forward to the future.
With the Chamber we have tried
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At Your Service On Page 2 Katrina Elsken
to make a rew changes we nave
now monthly luncheon meetings
for the members with speakers
from all aspects of the changing
LaBelle. We also have moved into
the 21st Century by way of a credit
In the office, you can now pur-
chase your tickets, pay your dues
and purchase items for sale in the
office. Please stop by and check
Our first "Christmas in The
Park" was a wonderful surprise
with the attendance of the com-
munity and the generosity of the
supporters who made this all pos-
sible. To those businesses and giv-
ing individuals our gratitude can-
not be expressed enough.
I sincerely hope all of you have
a good holiday. This a time for
family and friends. Giving to those
less fortunate and a general well
being to all.
By Pudge Lehman
Is everybody as glad as I am
that Christmas is over?
An inexpensive way to redeco-
rate a bedroom is to buy nice
sheets when they go on sale.
Make curtains comforters, dust
ruffles and even cover your head-
board using batting and a staple
gun using coordinating flat
sheets. If you also make a house
dress out of them you can take a
nap on the bed and no one can
Income tax time is coming.
Every night as you watch TV take
a folder of receipts and papers
and go through it. Shred all out-
dated ones and re-file the rest. At
income tax time most of your
papers will be in order. I desper-
ately try to
keep up with
there are mil-
keep track of.
The rule is supposed to be: As
soon as you get a new electric bill
and your last payment is shown
on it, you can safely throw away
the last bill. All other bills too.
My New Year's resolutions are
exactly the same every year. Lose
weight, get organized, be more
productive and efficient and be a
better friend.... I will take this list
to my grave....
Ole Sayin's: Thunder in the
summertime will curdle milk.... If
you kill a frog your cow will go
dry....A ringin' in the ears means
somebody has died....
words and my opinions are mine
alone and I am more than happy
to clarify this for anyone who has
Charles Brandon Holt
Dear fellow citizens,
Marriage is more than a tradi-
tion that gives promise of family
and it is more than a legal binding
that grants us legal status and
privileges. Above all this, it sym-
bolizes two lovers' union in spirit,
it symbolizes two people's
absolute devotion to one another,
and it shows that no matter the
distance between the two they
couldn't be closer in their hearts.
To many, marriage is a binding of
two lovers' spirit and the tradition-
al and legal bindings of marriage
serve as little more than the physi-
cal representation of a couple's
love for each other. There are
some people who believe this
sort of union can only exist
between a man and a woman,
some believe a gay relationship is
only physical and has no spiritual
quality. They argue that the sancti-
ty of marriage would be
destroyed if gay marriage were
This idea couldn't be further
from the truth, however. Being
gay is not about who you have
sex with, it is about who you love.
There is no difference between a
heterosexual and homosexual
relationship. The very same feel-
ings of love, every emotion, even
every difficulty is present. It is
impossible, as well as absurd, to
argue that the love between a
man and a woman is greater or
more pure than that between two
men or two women. In a society
where marriage is an abused
institution, where half of all mar-
riages end in divorce, it seems
rather foolish to think that allow-
ing gay couples to marry would
destroy or weaken the sanctity of
In the end it seems apparent
that this is not an issue over tradi-
tion or spirituality at all, but some-
thing else entirely. When people
have been disowned by their fam-
ilies, bullied at school, harassed at
work, and even murdered simply
because they are gay, the truth of
the matter is apparent for anyone
to see. Some people seem to
think that homosexuality is a dis-
ease or mental disorder. Some
speak of homosexuality as if it is
synonymous to things like
pedophilia and argue that it is hor-
Caloosa Belle, Thursday, January 4, 2007 b
Nicole Crowell and Leslie Hell;
Nicole Crowell of Lehigh
Acres and Leslie Hellard, also of
Lehigh Acres, are pleased to
announce their engagement.
The bride-elect is the daugh-
Submitted photo/Nicole Crowell
ter of Dana and Gale McCort of
Bonita Springs, Florida and
The future groom is the son
of Joseph and Pauline Hellard of
The couple plans to marry
June 21, 2008, at 4 p.m. The
place has yet to be decided.
Harmony Daniels and Christ-
ian Tordonato were joined in
marriage at 5 p.m., on Novem-
ber 18, 2006. :
The bride is the daughter of
Randy and Karen Daniels of ..
The groom is the son of Louis "-
and Cheryl Tordonato of Clay- "
ton, North Carolina, and Ray and
Jacquelyn Milot of San Francis-
The wedding ceremony was
held at Diamond Head Beach
Resort in Fort Myers. Pastor
Frank Deerey of the First Baptist
Church of LaBelle officiated at Submitted photo/Harmny Tordonato
the ceremony. Mr. and Mrs. Christian Tordo-
The groom is a produce sales- nato
man at Florida Specialty in
Immokalee. The bride is a tag LaBelle.
and title clerk at the Hendry The couple are residing in
County Tax Collector's Office in LaBelle.
Caloosa Belle/Kristin Hunter
Salvation Army friends
Pictured are Debbie Lavender, the Human Service Coor-
dinator from the Salvation Army with Mr. Ed Klenc, Chair-
man for Salvation Army donations and Gerri Kuykendall,
Treasurer of Grandma's Grove Campers Association.
They presented a check for $380.00 from the residents of
Grandma's Grove, plus a check for $150.00 from the own-
ers of Grandma's Grove RV Park, Paul and Nick Swartz.
Family is planning a wedding.
Elkins, Reese plan
SRichard Reese, Jr., Lane, Ter-
rance and Breeanna Graham are
proud to announce the engage-
ment of their parents, Deborah
Elkins and Richard Reese, Sr., all of
Submitted photo/Deborah Elklns
The bride-to -be is the daughter
of Deborah and Pete Panton of
Moore Haven and Philip Elkins of
The groom-to-be is the son of
J.B. and Margaret Reese of Clewis-
Wedding plans are not com-
plete at this time.
Gavin Nicholas Hunter 20 inches long at birth.
Kristin and Nicholas Augustus Maternal grandparents are
Hunter of LaBelle, are proud to Trudy and Mark Henderson and
announce the birth of son, Gavin Bill and Lara Murray, all of LaBelle.
Nicholas Hunter. He was born at Maternal great-grandmother is
5:12 a.m. on December 19, 2006, EvelynWhiteof LaBelle.
at Healthpark in Fort Myers. Gavin Paternal gratfdpareTitS trePat
weighed 8 lbs. and 6 oz: and was and Louis Hunter of LaBelle.
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Book club to meet
The LaBelle Book Club.will
meet on Monday, January 8, in
the Board Room at Barron
Library at 7 p.m. Club members
will discuss Piece of Work by
Laura Zigman and have
arranged to speak to the author
by telephone. All readers are
welcome. There are multiple
copies of the book available at
Palm Terrace of Clewiston,
301 S. Gloria Street, will have an
Alzheimer's Support Group
Tuesday, Jan. 16, at 2 p.m. they
will meet regularly on the first
and third Tuesdays monthly. For
more information call 862-983-
Health fair in Muse
The Muse Community Asso-
ciation will sponsor a health
fair the Muse Community build-
ing on January 13. All welcome.
Wednesday, January 10, 2007
John Boy Auditorium
1200 WC Owen Avenue, Clewiston, FL 33440
The public is invited to attend a public meeting to present information on the draft
Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement concerning major rehabilitation of the
Herbert Hoover Dike, specifically the modified design of Reaches 2 and 3, and filling in of
the toe ditch in those areas. Herbert Hoover Dike is divided into eight segments or
"Reaches" for planning purposes. Reach 2 extends from the Caloosahatchee River at
Moore Haven to the Miami Canal at Lake Harbor. Reach 3 extends from the Miami Canal
to the Hillsboro Canal in Belle Glade.
Doors will open at 6:30 p,m, and the presentation will begin at 7:00 p.m., followed by a
period for public comment. All interested individuals, groups and agencies are encouraged
to attend and will be given the opportunity to provide formal public comment on the draft
Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS). To review the document via
internet, go to www.saj.usace.army.mil/cco/HHD/hhdike.htm.
Comments may also be submitted to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Attn: Nancy Allen,
Planning Division, 701 San Marco Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32207, or by e-mail to:
HHDEISComments@usace.army.mil, Assistance for Spanish translation and individuals
with special needs is available upon request by calling 561-472-8890, at least 2 days prior
to the event,
6 Caloosa Belle, Thursday, January 4, 2007
Do you know the dangers of carbon monoxide?
Instructor Jan Bass takes time with younger students.
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LaBelle Program Center, watching
with pride how their son or daugh-
ter progresses. Bob and Elisha
Wehrwein said their son, Preston,
is good in school gets straight A's
and works hard. These lessons are
an incentive for Preston. Bob says
they are behind seven-year-old Pre-
ston, who can go "as far as he
wants." The second grader at UES
said the lessons are fun; he enjoys
learning new techniques and how
to protect himself.
The class is looking forward to a
busy time. They have been invited
to attend a training seminar in Jan-
uary with Mr Gushi-sensei, an 8th
dan (a degree of black belt) from
Okinawa, who studied from Mas-
ter Uechi himself. In February, the
Morikami Gardens, Delray Beach
has its annual spring festival, which
is celebrated in Japan every year.
Also there will be a tournament in
the spring (Feb.-April) in Cape
Then the Okinawa trip comes
up in the spring, when Connor and
Jenny will study and perform black
belt testing at the Uechi-
Ryu/Shohei Ryu headquarters, Jan
is planning to continue an Aikido
class, but it's been put on hold
since the instructor, Tim Haffner,
has had two military deployments
this past year one to Nellis Air
Force Base in Las Vegas, NV, and
another to Iraq. He joined Jan's
effort three years ago, and several
of the students have continued to
train while he's been gone. Jan
plans to start a special children's
class teaching them basic Aikido,
until he gets back. Jan said Tim is
an excellent instructor, adding that
"those of us that have trained with
him, have been fortunate. Aikido is
an excellent form of self defense,
especially for people who don't
have a lot of strength and power.
This martial art will definitely con-
tinue to be a part of the Bushi Kan
She addsthat they are still one
of the most reasonably priced
dojos in Florida. Those interested
can call for prices, and other infor-
Other students have recently
marked advancements, as well.
They are: blue belt Alayna Ridgdill;
and yellow belts: Arika and Dane
Mourfield, Eduardo DeSantiago,
Victor Lopez, Lauren Fotta, David
Fotta, Robert Thomas and daugh-
Patty Brant can be reached by
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Counties of Florida on the risks
and dangers associated with car-
bon monoxide (CO) exposure
"Carbon monoxide can be
fatal if the exposure is severe
enough," said the Hendry and
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ment Director Neftali Fernandez,
M.D. "The use of indoor gas
heaters and fire places may lead
to high exposures if these
devices are not directly vented to
the outside or if they malfunc-
tion. Local residents and visitors
should carefully monitor them-
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Invisible, odorless and taste-
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gas produced by burning fuels
such as gasoline, natural gas,
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Inside a home, CO can come
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healthy people and chest pains
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increase. Dangerous CO levels
arise when home appliances are
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Here are some very impor-
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Be sure all combustion
appliances are installed and
used according to the manufac-
Have the heating system
inspected annually by a qualified
individual such as an appropri-
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Have exhaust ventilation
systems, including chimneys,
flues and vents, checked every
NEVER burn charcoal
inside a house, garage, vehicle
or tent not even in a fireplace.
Avoid using unvented gas
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spaces, especially sleeping
NEVER leave an automo-
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with the garage door open.
Don't leave the rear win-
dow or tailgate of a vehicle open
while driving. CO from the
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Install CO alarms in your
home. Purchase battery operat-
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according to manufacturer's
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Replace CO alarm batteries
once a year and test alarms fre-
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LHS boys soccer
The LHS Boys Varsity Soccer
team is off to its best start ever. It
currently stands at 8-3-1 and has
already tied for second place in
District play (also its best ever).
But, don't expect Head Coach
Jef Frost to be too over-confident
at this point in time.
"It is nice to be in this position
at this time, considering our
record and District standing. But,
1 can't get too excited because
we still have the second half of
our season yet to go. A lot of
things can happen. We may
have already peaked or we could
lose a players) to grades or
injuries. I'll have a better feel for
it (play-offs) at the end of the
season. The Boys Soccer team
has never won a District play-off
So far a lot of good things
have happened to the Cowboys.
As a team they are only two wins
away from tying the previous
best record of 10-7-1, just two
years ago. They have already
scored more goals this season
than any year before and individ-
ually Isai Veasquez is only one
goal (16) behind the record held
by two players, Salvador Marines
and Juan Rios. Speaking of indi-
viduals, Coach Frost says that is
one of the hardest things to deal
with in soccer.
Over the past four years, get-
ting individuals to play as a team
and realize their role as a group
has been a never ending strug-
gle. But, they seem to be doing a
better job of it so far this season.
After we lost our first two games
we went undefeated in our next
nine (8 wins and 1 tie)."
Some of the reasons for the
Cowboys success has to do with
improved team play. The offense
has really come together as sev-
eral players have made timely
passes to open teammates for
scores. Some of those players
are mid-fielders Reynol Karr
(leads the team in assists), Mario
Zavala, and Carlos Galvez. Also,
Antonio Madrid has been every-
where (team's second leading
"He (Madrid), has been out-
standing. He is all over the field, I
can't get him to stay in one
place, which is actually a good
thing! The guy can run forever,
he almost never stops, one
minute he is on offense the next
he's back on defense," said
Coach Frost. Another thing that
is. going well for LaBelle right
now is the play of their forwards.
Isai Velasquez (previously men-
tioned) was moved from mid-
field to forward after the second
game. At the other forward, first
year player and junior Jonathon
Castro just keeps getting better
and better. "Jonathon has been a
pleasant surprise for us this year.
He can do it all, dribble, pass and
shoot. He is very unselfish and
often asks if he can help out on
defense," said Frost. Lastly, the
Cowboy defense has been
improving along the way.
After giving up 4.5 goals in the
first two games, they have only
given up on average less than 2
over the past ten games. Coach
Frost said, "We may not be as
good individually on defense as
in the past but, as a team we
may be better then ever. My
assistant coach Jeremy Dobson
(who is also the J.V. coach) has
done a lot of work with them
and it seems to be paying off.
Also, we are playing a zone
defense this year where in the
past we marked man on man."
Some of the players that have
helped to improve this year's
defense are Benito Garza, Jesus
Santiana, Juan Arrieta, Juan
Santian, Mauricio Briones and
goalie Rey Hernandez. The Cow-
boys next home games are Janu-
ary 9 against Naples Lely and a
rematch with Palmetto Ridge on
The Lee County Archers are
registering new participants. The
following events take place at the
Nalle Grade County Park Range in
North Ft. Myers:Thursday, Janu-
ary 18, 7 p.m.. Monthly Member-
ship Meeting and 20 Yard Target
Sunday, January 21, 3D
Archery Shoot at the Nalle Grade
County Park in North Fort Myers.
The shoot is hosted by the Lee
County Archers. A roving field
range consisting of 20 3D target
stations, and a 14 station N.FA.A.
field course. Sign up 8:00 8:30
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Sunday, February 4, 9:00
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NHS brings Christmas to kids
LaBelle High School Chapter of the National Honor Society held its annual Christmas
party for four-year-old migrant children on Dec. 8. The event took place at LaBelle Ele-
mentary School and gave the older students as much pleasure as it did the little ones.
This was the sixth year for the party, which was recognized recently as one of the top ten
NHS projects in the nation. The high schoolers decorated stockings, filled them with
candy and toys, then played games, enjoyed goodies and sang songs with the wide-eyed
little ones. The NHS students furnished all food and gifts. Drew Dyess is pictured enter-
taining (or being entertained by?) a group of 4-year olds.
Friday, January 5
DJJ and Youth Task Force:
Health Dept., 1140 Pratt Blvd., 10
American Legion Fish Fry: 5-7
p.m. Legion Post 130, Highway
AA: Step 11 Meditation Meet-
ing 7 p.m. Episcopal Church of
the Good Shepherd,
Collingswood & Eucalyptus, Port
LaBelle, open meeting.
Bingo! Our Lady Queen of
Heaven Catholic Church, Early
bird 6:45, Regular at 7 p.m. No
Sunday, January 7
AA: 7 p.m. Port LaBelle, Epis-
copal Church of the Good Shep-
herd, Collingswood & Eucalyp-
tus, Port LaBelle, open
Monday, January 8
AARP Chapter Meeting: 1
p.m. Dallas Townsend Agricul-
tural Center, Pratt Boulevard
Weight Watchers: Weigh in
and registration at 5:30 p.m.,
meeting at 6 p.m., First Christian
Church, Social Hall, 138 Ford
Bingo: 6:30 p.m. American
Legion Hall, Hwy. 80W
Chamber of Commerce:
board meeting, 6:30 p.m.
Pioneer Homeowners Assoc.:
7 p.m. Pioneer Community Cen-
OLQH Women's Guild: 7
p.m. Parish Hall
Watch: 8 p.m., Pioneer Commu-
Moose Lodge #2398: 8 p.m.
Narcotics Anonymous: 8 p.m.
Episcopal Church of the Good
Shepherd, Collingswood &
Eucalyptus, Port LaBelle, open
Tuesday, January 9
Kiwanis Club: 7 a.m., Flora
and Ella's, Hwy. 80
Hobby Class: 9:00-11:00 a.m.,
Woman's Club, Hwy. 80W
Rotary Club: Boo Boo's
PLB Garden Club: noon at the
extension office, Pratt Blvd.
Teen Center: Hendry County
Health Dept., 325 Pratt Blvd., 3-7
School Board: 5:30 p.m.
F&AM: lodge on Jaycee/Lions
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SAL: 7 p.m.
Woman's Club: 7 p.m.
LaBelle Masonic Lodge #379
F&AM: 7:30 p.m. 180
AA: 12 Step/Big Book study
group, 8 p.m. First Christian
Church, Ford Avenue, open
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a 55+ community with easy access to, boat-
ing in Lake Okeechobee. Call today for more
* Port LaBelle Lots From $25,000 $50,000.
Financing available call office for more info.
* Lehigh Lots from $46,900
* Montura Lots from $47,000 to $50,000
* Clewiston Lots starting at $24,900
* Call Jbr more information on Homes,
Homesites, Acreage, and Commercial lots.
Watle Front Homes
* $998,000 Stunning views from this 2 story
River Front Home. This home features
3BD/2BA, a spa on the deck off the master
suite and more. Enjoy sunrises and sunsets
from your own dock. Call today for more info.
* $775.00/Month 2BD/1BA Duplex.
* $875.00/Month 2BD/2BA House.
Call office for more info.
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w/warranty, security floodlights w/sensors approximately 1.27 acres at Flaghole. If you
and A/C unit-replaced in 2005. Property want additional pasture area a vacant lot is
comes with 1 year old lawn tractor & cart, also available. Call us for all the details.
irrigation for citrus trees, outside shower, $126,500. MLS#200670731
V 1 6500 watt generator, satellite dish and 10'X
13' utility shed. $180,000 MLS # 200693908 V"T
COMPLETELY REFURBISHED 3/2 bath
home on the canal in Belmont. Great family
neighborhood, adjoining lot is also available.
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restricted community on a greenbelt. Carpet,
vinyl, walls and cabinets like new. New roof in
2005. 2 car garage with half bath and work
bench. 20x10 screened back porch overlooks
fruit trees. Irrigation well supplies plenty of
water to keep the shrubs, lawn and fruit trees
in excellent condition. City water and sewer
for home use. $192,500. MLS#200685745
p. CHARMING MOBILE HOME Cozy 3/2 home
REDUCED 2/2 well maintain h l situated on a fenced acre +/- lot. Tie kitchen and
REDUCEDI 2/2 well maintained home in decd
strictedcommunityofCou Village.Home living room feature custom wood paneling, lots of
restricted community of Country Village. Home storage. Includes, inside laundry, five ft. chain link
features vaulted ceilings, split floor plan, win- fencing, 10 X 20 shed in yard. o large porches,
dow bench seat, large 13x38 family room and new roof and 30 mature oak trees to enjoy.
fully furnished. Located on Greenbelt and just a $125,000. MLS#200674428
shnrt walk to the community recreation center
and swimming pools. Sold As Is' with right to
inspect. $161,500. MIS#200665940
COUNTRY VILLAGE 3/1 home on
Steamboat Circle. Nice starter home, winter
home, or investment property. $133,500.
.5 nAno IiN rIuIcOn on tampa Ave.
fenced, approx. 25 exotic & domestic fruit
trees, 1/2 acre stocked pond. Home has
many extras including complete remodel,
laminated wood floors, carpet in bedrooms,
vinyl in kitchen/utility, marble sills/screens &
blinds on windows, new interior doors, cig.
fans, water treatment system, metal roof
BEAUTIFUL WELL MAINTAINED 3/2 with
nice fireplace and a shed for storage on
LIVE OAK LANE .ot Beautiful 2.06 acre +/-
homesite, a perfect place to build your
dream home. The lot is partially cleared, and
new homes are being built near-by Close to
shopping and schools. Beautiful oak filled
lot. $185,000 MLS#200682900
TOWER LAKES MOBILE HOME
CLEWISTON Well maintained 1995 mobile
home located on Tower Lake Estates.
Features, heated whirlpool bath, fenced
backyard, large walk-in closets, 2 storage
sheds and minutes from fishing on thle Big
Lake. $129,950 MLS# 200686510
OVERSIZED CORNER LOT IN UNIT 2 of
Port .aBelle, offered together with lot in Unit
9 near Middle School. Central watrc; septic
system required to build. Don't miss out on
this great buy. Owner says buy both lor
$50,000. MLS # 200658589 on I-loneywood
Rd. & MLS # 205081199 on Olive Circle.
Either lot would make a great homesite!
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1. 2BR/1B MANUFACTURED 10. (REDUCED HOME IN TOWN
HOME with screened lanai on .5 +/- This 3/2 home on a .79 +/- acre
acre lot. Call today, before it's gone! park like, new metal roof, new sep-
$95,000 tic system, new carport, four zone
sprinkler system, large custom
2. THIS 1BR/1/AB HOME with an
oversized den, single car garage and
nice front porch is the perfect
starter home. Call today! $125,000
3. SECLUDED 2.16 +/- ACRES
with mobile, partially fenced.
4. REMODELED FROM HEAD TO
TOEI This 2BR/1B home has been
completely remodeled w/ tile floors
throughout, large enclosed family
room surrounded by windows, and
a large screened porch. $145,000
5. THIS 2BR/2B STARTER HOME
with nearly new roof and quality
landscaping on an oversized lot.
This home is loaded with many
extras and in good condition.
6. 3BR/2B CBS HOME, plus den,
new roof, cathedral ceiling, large
pantry on .25 +/- acre. The price is
definitely right! $169,900
7. JUST REDUCED! This 3/2
home offers a completely remod-
eled kitchen with stainless steel
appliances, oak cabinets, new car-
pet and freshly painted. Minutes
from town. $172,500
8. AFFORDABLE COUNTY LIV-
ING! This 3/2 manufactured home
with fireplace, screen lanai, and
large garage on 2.5 +/- acres.
Owner anxious to sell! $179,900
9. HOME OR DUPLEX! This 3/2
home or 2 bedroom, 1 bath home
plus attached 1 bedroom, 1 bath
apartment. Completely remodeled
In town. $196,900
700 S. Main Street
LaBelle, FL. 33975
Realtors: Emily Ankeney
SBonnie M. Denning, CPA
Wayne \i Qi.ii,,
STiracey L. Williams
storage building w/ new roof, fenced
back yard and much more.
11. TIRED OF MAINTAINING AN
OLDER HOME? This 3BR/2B with
split floor plan is spacious & mod-
ern. Home features soaring ceilings,
carpet and ceramic tile flooring,
and screened lanai. $199,900
12. 3BR/2B NEW CONSTRUC-
TION HOME with split floor plan,
ceramic tile, screened lanai and
spacious master bedroom. Close to
schools and downtown. $219,000
13. REDUCEDI! This beautiful
3BR/2B split bedroom floor plan
which features a spacious family
room, cathedral ceilings, screened
lanai, double car garage and much
more. Call Today... $223,000
14. STOP LOOKING This brand
new 3BR/2B CBS home has a dou-
ble door entrance, cathedral ceil-
ings, tile, plush carpet, white raised
panel cabinets, plant shelves, and a
27' lanai. $229,000
15. IN TOWN This 4/2 home with
hardwood floors, ceramic tile, fire-
place that sits on over a .5 acres +/-
with lots of Labelle oaks. Seller
says sell REDUCEDI!! $239,900
16. THIS 3BR/2B/2CAR GARAGE
HOME features a spacious open
floor plan, tile floor throughout,
security system, fresh paint, large
screened lanai, and open porch.
Home sits on .50 +/- acre with exot-
ic fruit trees, above ground pool
and more! Located in Lehigh Acres.
Investments 8 Real Estate
icciised Real Estate Broker
17. RENTAL INCOME PRODUC-
ING! This spacious 2BR/2B home
also offers an "attached 1BR/1B
apartment and an 1800 +/- sq. ft.
steel building. Beautiful oaks
enhance the front yard and the back
is fenced. $299,900
18. BEAUTIFULLY DESIGNED
HOME! This 3BR/2B with split
floorplan has many features.
Stainless steel appliances, solid
surface counter tops, breakfast bar
and much more. This home sits on
2+/- acres with a CBS shed/work-
shop and galvalume roof. Located
in a nice neighborhood! $495,000
19. CHARM WITH A PASSION!
This beautiful county home sits on
4.35+/- with a new Pole Barn and
Horse Barn and is waiting for your
20. PREMIER LOCATION This
3BR/2B home in immaculate condi-
tion with many luxury features
Like new detached 3 car garage
with concrete pad. Located on a
quiet dead end road leading to
Hidden Hammock. $725,000
21. TWO HOMES ON 24.39 +/-
ACRES! This 24.39 +/- acres with
improved fenced pasture. This
includes two immaculate turnkey
homes one with 4BR/3.5B and the
second with 3BR/2B. All of this in
an area with the possibility of being
Call our knowledgeable
and fmiiendlv staff about
land form 1/4 acre
to 100+ acres!!!
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LaBelle, FL 33935
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* Sweet as Grandma's house. Fronts on a deep water
canal and just a few paddle strokes to the mouth of the
Caloosahatchee River. This cozy older home has been
remodeled and is rich in personalty with a brick fire-
place, screened porch overlooking the water, 2 car
naraie and more! $349,900..
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* SELLER SAYS TO MAKE AN OFFER! Genuine Country
Feel! It's relaxing just being at this beautiful 3B/2B home
on 5 acres. Cedar wood walls and ceilings, stone fireplace,
new roof, super large workshop with RV parking. Majestic
live Oaks make the acreage feel like a park. you owe it to
ourself to see! $699,900.
* Perfection Has and Address! Immaculate in design:
endearing in character, this Country style 3/2 home offers
peerless quality inside and out. Nestled on lovely shaded
.62 acre homesite. Call for the impressive details $349,900.
* Enjoy centle Mountr- mnminmie citiP in the s.ceened
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* Immaculate new construction CBS home just built in
2006 features 3BR/2B, 2 car garage vaulted ceilings, and
recessed lighting in the spacious kitchen. Only $249,900
I 3BR/2B bri 1tck icated inow on aEnLpaded
with .f W 'A tiile &
wood laminate flooring, and a screened porch w/ acuzzi.
* 2BR/2B Brick home on an oversized lot in the desirable
Quail Run S/D. Features new flooring, screen porch, fenced
back yard, and a detached 2 car garage. Only $239,900
Real Estate Corp.
* Fertile Financial Ground! Plant your investment in this
exceptional Duplex. 2BR/1B on each side and ideally' loiat-
ed in town, Very nice with beautiful yard. Nice harvest
awaits you! $225,000
* REDUCED this livable, loveable 3BR/1B CBS home with
4th bedrom/office in LaBelle limits. Features include \walk-
in closet, newer air conditioner, fenced backyard, irrigation
and a front deck to die for. Only $220,000.
* Not all homes are designed alike. This 3r/2b home has
an amazing level of livability! Enjoy the feeling of spacious-
ness in the living room and family room. The kitchen & din-
ing area were designed w/ convenience & comfort in mind,
making your holiday meals even more enjoyable The mas-
ter bedroom, is situated for privacy, w/ a walk in closet &
spacious master bath, very detail of this home describes
.perfection.See for yourself today.. $205,000 .
* REDUCEDI Solid Decision, Solid House! You'll be glad
to see this spacious 4BR12B remodeled home. Glowingwith
quiailty, from the new Hardy-Boad siding to the wood
floors. A/C, appliances, hot water tank, doors and vanities
are all less than 2 years old. New roof being installed. Call
today for this worry free home! $189,900.
* Super Deal for a Super Family! Spacious 3/2 with vaulted
ceilings. Park like fenced backyard. At this super price you
need to see super soon! $159,900.
* Magnificent towering Oaks cast shade over this quaint
2BRnB homl al seenF n recently
renovated tiiCt lL iome charm.
Located in the desirable Belmont Subdivision the home is
priced to sell. $139,900
* Great investment potential! IBR/IB home on a comer
lot. Homes needs some work... but is priced to sell.
* Drop dead gorgeous! If you're looking for the dream lot for
your new home look no further. Located in the sought after
Belmont S/D in LaBelle. Ihis .37+/- acre is truly a dream come
true. Only $49,900.
* .29+/- acre in the Belmont S/D. Priced to sell @ only
$59,900. Possible seller financing.
* Beautiful wooded 1+/- acre homesites! Outside LaBelle lim-
its but only minutes from town! Just off E Road. Don't miss
owning acreage dose to LaBelle. $46,900.
* Call about our Port LaBelle lots?
Need more livingg" room? .152 sq t o tuxi'unous ln
P us .lBr 21B home on 10+ acre s h; s:l. lftin n a tit'us
family room w/ stone fireplace, master suite w office, cov-
ered porh, and fencing for horses. This one is a steal @
*Size will surprise you! 2BR/2B home on 10+/- acres isvery
well kept and former modle home. Features a warm com-
fortabk living room wgas fireplace spacious kitchen, front
& real covered porches. $400,000
* Bring your horses and relax the rural ay! 4BR12B
manufactured home with over 2400 sq. ft of living area
sitting on a georgous 6.5+ acs of land & fenced for hors-
es. Too many extras to list, call for an appointment toxLiy!
* Over 1.7 acres of beautifully shrubbel and landscaped
grounds are a fitting introduction to a superb 3.2 home! Huge
screened lanai, oversized carport, 2 sheds and additional 4 stall
carportworkshop Plus pasture for kids pon)! \onh calling
about quick! $199,900.
* Back on the market! This 2.5+/- acre mini estate makes
relaxingeasy with a 3BRP/B manufactured home. Featuring
ceramic tile, textured walls & spacious kitchen. Only
* 2/1 home kcated on a generous-sied l + acre kit tucked
away on a quiet street. Oak trees rebate a Kick yard of
enchanting beauty. A must see! $165,000.
* The Luxuryof Space! Both inside on outside. /i2 im/mmac
late home nestled on 125 acres. Stunning stone fireplace
in Fan~lrof i f li'i'L A2 h lots
of cab rt qli i o
offers a personal retreat room and lavish bath. Spacious and
smart buy at $154,900
* Relax the rural way! Situated on 1.25 ac in growing
Mlontura, beautiful new 2006 3/2 nmufactured home with
over 1100 sq ft of living area ready for occupancy. SELLER
FINANCING AVAILABLE! $149,900
SPrivacy + Peace & Relazation! 3BR/2B doublenide w/1,300
sq. ft. under air in town.'Privac fenced on 3 sides & chain
link in rear. Backs up to pond! Extras include shed, huge
Florida rm & BBQ deck. $139,900
* Rare find outside of LaBelle but not to far from
schools or shopping. 3BD/2BA manafactured home
features split floor plan, built in cabinets, separate
shower & garden tub in the master suite, and much
more! All on .50+/- acre. $132,000
* REDUCEDI Charming Family Friendly 4/2 home
on .78 acre! Thoughtful design ith split floor plan,
beautiful kitchen, and lavish Master bath. Bring you
family to Country coziness! $127,000.
* REDUCED REDUCED 3BR2B home exceptional
with I acre fenced yanl to keep kids happ!, large
workshop for Da)l and big kitchen for Monm! Just
* Best Bargain for Miles! 35 beautiful secluded acres at
ONLY $2i,000. per acre! WITH Pole Barn, Electric and sev-
eral wells! Call ASAP for showing! $875,000
* Location with a Future! 100 Ft. Denaud. 6.39+/- Acres
already zoned RG1. Surrounded by upscale subdivision.
Ripe and Ready for developer. $800,000.
* "- a-.rcs in Pioneer Plintation. Suit.le for site built
home or manufactured. Only $165,000.
* 13+/- acre orange grove. Located off Sears Rd. Only
* Lncramp yourself on this spacious 2.5+/- acres on Evans
Rd. with a pond and fenced for livestock. So say goodbye to
city pressure and enjoy the country $128,000.
* 2.5 acres on Case Rd. cleared and ready for your dream
home only $125,000.
S1.84+/. acre located offJacks Branch Rd. in Muse. This
property has lots of oaks, pines and palm trees. Perfect for
the nature ker. Priced lat on. $85,000.
* 3BRlB manufactured home on a canal in River Oaks S/D
in Onona. Canal ends at the property with a wood deck
providing a great place to relax. $110,000
* Genuine Country Feel! Days gone by are back! Relive the
best on this private & secluded 2+/- acs. Fresh air special!
* Call for prices on all our Montura Ustings!
* POTENTIAL COMMERCLs. Location of a Lifetime!
Generations will file past wvell-trueled location of this 8+/-
acres on SR 80 in Alva. Over 1,00 ft. of road frontage and 3
existing entraness ofofSR 8,. Cleared with well and elec-
tric. Time's on sour side in this investment! $2,750,000.
* Prime 20+/- acre potential commercial parcel located
near \est Glades Elemenrary in Muse and just minutes
away from downtown LaBelle. $3.50 per square foot.
* Beautiful .25+/- acre comer lot int downtown LaBelle
w/great potential. Currently zoned for duplex or single fam-
ily wa. possibility of reoning to Business. $119,900.
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WWW.OAKREALTYINC.COM PROPERTY MANAGEMENT RENTALS SALES
CINDY L. ALEXANDER
LIC. REAL ESTATE BROKER
ASSOCIATES: EDITH HACKMANN
SCOTT HACKMANN, BROOKE BRUCE
AND DON BURDICK
233 N. BRIDGE ST
On the comer of
BRIDGE ST & WASHINGTON
AILS. M SE HABLO ESPANOL
RIVERFRONT FLORIDA STYLE 2 STORY HOME on Ft.
Denaud Rd. 3/3.5 with huge wrap around porch. All bedrooms
have full baths, first floor master suite has French doors leading
to an office/nursery Home sits on a beautiful oak filled 2.64 acre
site with 228 feet of river frontage and a grove of producing
orange and grapefruit trees. Property maybe split into 2 river-
front sites. $1,100,000.
REDUCED!! 2 STORY HOME ON 2.5 ACRES in the coveted
Port LaBelle Ranchettes. Located on the river side, with only a
greenbelt between you and the Caloosahatchee Intracoastal,
build your boat dock in the safe harbor of the Army Corp main-
tained waterway Live in the country, just seconds from the heart
of LaBelle, horses welcome. $595,000
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upscale residential project. $150,000 per acre.
SECLUDED. HEAR YOURSELF THINK 20+/- acres west of LaBelle off
Kirby Thompson Road partially filled with freshly dug pond and 40 plus
loads of fill for your use. $380,000.
FORT LABELLE RANCHETTE located on Frontier Cr. 2.53
Acres back up to greenbelt area and horses are welcome.
Restricted to site built single family residences. $275,000
OAK HAVEN 2 ACRES Oak filled in one of LaBelle's most desir-
able deed restricted communities. Complete with paved and
lighted streets. If you're looking for quite seclusion and majestic
oaks, this is it! $215,000.
5 ACRE TRACT located in Ortona. Enjoy the peace and quiet of
country living. Located on Wyman's Rd with easy access to SR 78
and SR 27. $200,000.
EXECUTIVE HOMFSITE Gorgeous wooded 2 Acres. Make
Live Oak Lane your permanent address. Near town but seems
like miles away. Enjoy the convenience and privacy. $170,000.
OVERSIZED HOMFSITE conveniently located in the city with
easy access to SR 80. .75 Acres manicured and ready for your
dream home. Lots of oaks and maples. Was $105,000,
reduced to $79,000 for quick sale.
PORT LABELLE LOTS close to new development area & mari-
na. Priced from $24,900 and up. Call for inventory list. Over 60
high and dry sites to pick from.
SELLER FINANCING AVAILABLE with 20% down to qualified
buyer. Port LaBelle 1/4 ac, lot. Many new homes under construc-
tion in the immediate area. Asking $45,000.
Nice Building Lot In Horseshoe Acres for mobile or site
''1', r r built home. Only $18,500
MORE THAN MEETS THE EYEI Hard to find home on deed
restricted acreage tucked neatly away yet seconds from SR 80.
Backs up to a pristine retention lake with amazing sunsets. Low
maintenance CBS/Stucco exterior with all the details of a well
designed country home on the inside. Features include tray ceil-
ings. interior doors all custom built, custom cabinets with tile
backsplash and granite countertops,.all.windows have wood cas-
ing surrounds, brick fireplace, and wood floors throughout fin-
ish the look. $459,000 REDUCED
50 FT. PRIVATE DRIVE leads to expansive 6.7 acres with
470+/- Ft of riverfront located close to town. Build close to the
waters edge with almost viturally no Corp. Easement.
RIVERFRONT 5 ACRES with 215+/- feet of frontage. High ele-
vation reveals spectacular views. $895,000 REDUCED
RIVERFRONT 1.15 ACRE homesite on prestigious Fort
Denaud Rd. $525,000 REDUCED
PROTECTED HARBOR just one lot in off the main channel of
the Caloosahatchee Waterway. Build your dream home under
the scenic oaks in this park like setting. Located in Caloosa
Harbor S/D. $450,000
LOTS AND LAND
318 ACRE HUNTERS PARADISE Old Florida its best. Enjoy
the tranquility of the wild life and natural habitat with several
gorgeous oak hammocks a beautiful creek and several ponds.
ITrkey, deer, wild hogs, leave evidence of their presence on the
DEVELOPMENT POTENTIAL 25 acres plus on Ft. Denaud Rd.
Pair up with available waterfront (priced independently) for an
LUXURY COUNTRY LIVING. Horses Welcome! Upgrades
include wood floors, stacked-stone-fireplacer.granite counter-
tops, stainless steel appliances, crown moulding, skylight dorm-
ers, and top of the linene ceiling Fans with decorative medallions.
The caged pool features spa jets, pavers, and a generous lanai.
The 12 acres is every horse lovers dream. It includes a large barn
with 3 oversized stalls and tack room with shelving as well as a
fully irrigated riding arena and a 24x44 workshop/office.
Additional Acreage available, offers must be contingent upon
Glades County approval for property split. $695,000.
OAK FILLED PROPERTY with 3/2 home featuring a Mother-In-
Law apartment in the city limits.Seller will contribute up to
$8000 toward buyers closing costs. $369,000.
BEAUTIFUL NEW CONSTRUCTION 3/2+den/office (could
be 4th bedroom i i L itlititiface countertops,
stainless steel apliU lL: fln er suite with luxuri-
ous bath and waset"Tyer.located y Capt. lHendry Dr., close
to everything. Price reduced to $361,000.
RUSTIC CEDAR HOME 4BR/3.5BA on 2.5 oak filled acres, in
ground caged pool, horse barn and dog pens are just some of
the existing amenities. New galvalume roof. $324,900.
COUNTRY QUIET living on 3+/- acres. Spacious great room
concept with fireplace. 3Bed/2Ba plus office, property features a
large screened porch and a detached pole barn with enclosed
NEW CONSTRUCTION READY TO MOVE IN. Up grades
galore, solid surface counter tops, wood cabinets, 18x18 ceram-
ic tile, 10 ft ceilings, custom vanity in master bath and more,
3BR/3BA HOME conveniently located within LaBelle city lim-r
its, close to shopping, schools, etc., new kitchen, A/C and duct
REMODELED 3BR/2BA plus den (could be 4th bedroom) on
large corner lot. New kitchen, one of the best floor plans in Pt
LaBelle, fenced backyard. $179,500.
1930'S FLORIDA CRACKER HOUSE 2/1 on oversized dowln-
town corner lot. Adjoins B-l zoning on three sides, with poten-
tial for business zoning of its own. If you're looking for a slice
of old Florida Architecture, this one's for you. $169,900.
WANT A LARGE YARD? Here is a 2.5 Ac well shaded & beauti-
fully treed property with a well maintained 3/2 manufactured
home. Start enjoying the great outdoors! $160,000.
PRIME CORNER with approx, 590 ft. on well traveled Cowboy \Way
and 520 ft,on.Elm St. The front 2.7 Ac are zoned Light Industrial with
the remaining 4 ac zoned I-ieavy Industrial. Great opportunity for flex
space development. Easy access to SR 29 and SR 80 located across
from the State Attorney's Office and close to LaBelle Airport.
COMMERCIAL POTENTIAL 4 ac. located approx 1 mile west
of Cowboy Way with 800 lineal ft on Hwy 80. Directly across
from the proposed future Wal-Mart location. $1,500,000.
2 ACRES OF MIXED INDUSTRIAL USE with 176 ft. on promi-
nent Cowboy Way. Asking $915,000.
LIGHT INDUSTRIAL 4,65 AC with 2400 Sq, Ft, Steel Bldg
Excellent road access, just outside the city limits. Could be split
under current zoning. $819,000.
HEAVY INDUSTRIAL 1 AC SITE just south of thie city limits,
Industrial loop S/D., Easy access to both SR 80 and ilwy 29.
Cleared, filled and culvert in. Seller Financing for qualified
HARD TO FIND IEAVY INDUSTRIAL Builders acre on a
paved road. Industrial Loop S/D. $269,000.
B-1 ZONING 2 adjacent buildable commercial lots on
Belmont. Build one business or two. Priced to sell buy both lots
for only $185,000.
RENTALS AVAILABLE 3Bedroom/1.5Bath on Missouri. Large
NO PETS yard, 5+ oak trees in yard, pole barn.
REDUCED! ON THE RIVER Asking $179,900.
CALOOSA DR- 3/2/3 Car, boat dock & ON SUMMERALL RD. IN MUSE
lift $1,500/M 3BedroonV2Bath on 1 acre + home has
ON THE RIVER 3/2/2 Car, in Ft. 3Bedroo2Bath on 1 acre + home has
Denaud- $1,500/M new cover. Covered porch and privacy
3/3/1 TWO MASTERS SUITES Extra fence. Asking $150,000.
space $1,000/M Off Gibson/Morse ON E. SUNFLOWER CIRCLE -
Shores in Ft. Myers. 3Bedroom/2Bath on corner lot recently
3/2/1 Car on S. Edgewater $850/M painted. Asking $189,900.
COMMERCIAL OFFICE SPACE REDUCED AGAIN! BELOW APPRAIS-
$800+tax/M AL PRICEIII 3Bedroom/3Bath, 1 car
ALOTS SARTING AT $22.500 garage, over 1,900 sq. ft. living area, new
CALL THE OFFICE FOR MORE INFO roof and A/C. Priced at $249,900.
1.25+/- IN MONTURA. well, septic and rf and A. ced at $249,900.
electric pole. Selling "AS IS" Asking DUPLEX ON RD STREET OFF BEL-
$69;900. MQNT- 3Bedroon2Bath, new updates
HOMES FOR SALE inside. Good rental income. Priced at
JUST LISTED IN THE CITY LIMITS $250,000.
863 675 4550
orid81 S. Bridge Street LaBelle
A al Rodney Murray & Seth Howard
Lie. Real Estate Brokers
StQat co. Associates: Phil Lewis,
Tamra Franco, Kyndel Murray
173 Beautiful oak filled acres with nice 2/2 home.
Fenced & cross fenced, cow pens. Can be subdivided.
441 platted lots. $3,400,000. Owner Anxious.
7.1 acres in Glades County. Cleared & partially fenced.
Close to LaBelle. $254,900.
Immaculate 4/2 well maintained home with ah awesome
workshop 20x30 workshop, 150' irrigation well, fenced
yard, within walking distance to schools & shopping.
Very Nice 3Br/1.5Ba on large corner lot w/in town con-
vienience, fenced back yard & 2 yr old roof. Only
61.25 acres. Improved pastures & fenced. Only
$11,000 per acre.
19 acre orange grove. Located in Hendry Co. $11,900
40 acre orange grove. Located in Hendry Co. $11,900
365 Acres w/3,000+/- ft. on Hwy 80 and 1,300+/- ft. on
WIlH DEALS LIKE
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COMMERCIAL PROPERTY FOR SALE
7,200 square ft. building on approximately .73 acres. Building
is located in a prime area close to town. Property is zoned for
industrial use only. Building is divided into two separate
units with the first unit having four offices, reception area,
break room, and one bath. The second adjacent unit has one
office and reception area with on bath. The shop area is the
second unit is approx. 1,816 sq. ft. with one bath and over-
head storage for extra space. Building was built in 2004 with
only one owner. Building is in very good condition. Includes
outdoor lighting, alarm system and asphalt parking areas at
both ends of building. Building is constructed of block and
steel and has three large bay doors for shop entry. City main-
tains water and sewer and garbage dumpster. Taxes for 2006
were $6,278.18. Property is located in LaBelle, Florida.
Asking price $725,000
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FEATURES OF THE WEEK
NEED A LARGER LOT? Try this one for
size, 2.29 Acres secluded from neighbors
and minutes from town. This almost new
3BR/2BA manufactured home could be
just what you have been looking for. Priced
to sell $179,900
HOME situated on more than a half acre
corner lot with large oak and citrus trees.
Located on Pollywog Point Road in Caloosa
Estates & provides the ultimate in privacy.
Home features new tile roof, new kitchen,
ceramic tile and wood flooring in living
2BR/2BA UNIT WOULD MAKE A
GREAT RENTAL INVESTMENT or full-
time residence. Located on the first floor
this condo features tile throughout (except
bedrooms), new carpet in bedrooms, new
paint, solid surface counter, tops & lanai.
Comfortable living awaits your arrival!
WATERFRONT HOMES / LOTS
LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCA-
TION!!! This 3 +/- acre peninsula has
over 700' of Caloosahatchee River
frontage with Hwy. 29 access. Zoned C-2
your possibilities are endless! $3,300,000
PARCEL! Two buildable lots w/60' pro-
tected dock on old river oxbow. Pristine
views up river & across to protected state
owned land. Plus no corps setback,
approx. 200 ft. of waterfront & situated
on both the Caloosahatchee River
(Intracoastal Waterway) and the old river
WATERFRONT & PRIVACY AT IT'S A GREAT RENTAL INVESTMENT OR
BEST! This recently renovated
3BR/2BA home is located at the Ortona
Locks. Fish from your own private dock.
(Perrhit in place to add new dock w/ lift.)
Priced to Sell!!! $499,900.
BEAUTIFUL RIVERVIEWS from this
waterfront home site on deep-water river
oxbow w/ private dock in place. Home
site is located approx. 75 ft. from the
main river. Permits are in place to re-
dredge oxbow. $499,000
SOMETHING SPECIAL FOR NATURE
LOVERS. This 2/2 CBS Home & Guest
mobile is on Jack's Branch w/river access.
This Unique property also has its own
private ISLAND. Gorgeous property is
covered w/large oaks. Call for more
details. REDUCED $375,000
GORGEOUS RIVERFRONT This 1.04
acre lot is wooded & located on County
Road 78. Build your dream home on this
parcel & enjoy endless views of the
Caloosahatchee River. Seller Motivated!
Bring all offers! Price Reduced $399,000
NITY! 200' WIDE;
DEEP ,wVTER! Private
canal frontage less than 600
to Caloosahatchee River
Currently zoned for up to
12 units with sewer and
water. Prime location, walk-
in distance to Downtown
erle, just East of Bridge.
Great waterfront value!
HOMES IN THE CITY
AFFORDABLE AND WELL MAIN-
TAINED 3BR/2BA manufactured home
w/ office or possible 4th bedroom.
Perfect starter home or rental invest-
ment. Located within city limits, com-
pletely fenced & priced to sell! Price
STARTER HOME This 3BR/2BA man-
ufactured home has a lot to offer. Split
floor plan, deck, new carpet & paint.
Priced to sell! Possible owner financing
available! Owner will consider all offers!
Price Reduced $105,000
IMMACULATE 3BR/2BA MANUFAC-
TURED HOME situated on shaded
oversized lot in town & completely
fenced. Home features vaulted ceilings,
split floor plan, kitchen with pantry &
breakfast island. Reduced $134,900
PRICED TO SELLI Home in the city w/
many oaks. This 3BR/2BA features gal-
valume roof, new interior paint, open liv-
ing area, eat in kitchen & open dining.
Fenced back yard with well for lawn irri-
gation & storage shed. $179,900
CHARMING 2BR/2BA CEDAR HOME
sits on oversized corner lot in the city.
Features are vaulted ceilings, tile, French
doors, fenced back yard & extra storage.
OWNER FINANCING AVAILABLE,
2BR/2BA on SR 29 situated on I/ acre.
3BR/1BA IN COUNTRY VILLAGE, Nice
floor plan, tile through out. Priced to sell
3BR/1BA IN COUNTRY VILLAGE,
Nice floor plan, tile through out. Priced
to sell $130,000
3BR/2BA HOME w/tile through out liv-
ing areas. Large living room + family
room. Fenced back yard w/ many tropicals &
BBQ room. Price Reduced $179,900
APPEALING 2BR/2BA HOME located
in a desirable neighborhood approxi-
mately 5 miles West of LaBelle. Features
include open floor plan, new metal roof,
ceramic tile, fenced rear yard, and gor-
geous curb appeal. Home recently paint-
ed inside and out is situated on a beauti-
fill .25 acre lot. Move in ready!
3BR/2BA HOME. WELL KEPT &
CLEAN! This home is truly a beauty
from the inside out. Features: ceramic
tile, bonus room w/ hurricane shutters,
screened porch, alarm system & spacious
bedrooms & bathrooms. Well manicured
corner lot w/ irrigation system. A must
3BR/2BA CBS HOME W/POOL IN
LAUREL OAKS, very desirable neigh-
borhood w/ great floor plan for a grow-
ing family. Property is surrounded by
large oaks. Home/pool needs TLC, being
sold AS IS. Price Reduced $199,900
CBS HOME- PORT LABELLE UNIT
12. Features open floor plan, split bed-
rooms, Frigidaire stainless steel appli-
ances, tile throughout, separate tub and
shower in master, vaulted ceilings, patio
and two car garage. $219,000
IMMACULATE 3BR/IBA CBS HOME
w/ bonus room. Situated on a Vs acre cor-
ner lot w/great curb appeal. Price
includes additional buildable lot.
3BR/2.5BA CBS POOL HOME, spacious
floor plan boasting over 2,000 ft. of a/c
living space, large family room overlook-
ing beautiful lap pool, patio and court-
yard. Also features office/4th bedroom,
walk in closets, brick paved deck and new
roof in 2005. $310,000
HOMES ON ACREAGE
SPACIOUS MANUFACTURED HOME
ON 5+/- ACRES. Property has pond,
fenced, cleared & ready for your horses.
This 4BR/2BA oversized home features
split floor plan, wood-like flooring in liv-
ing areas & many extras! Price Reduced
3BR/IBA CBS HOME on 8.8+/- acres
fronting on paved road approx. 3 miles
from town. Property is fenced & cross
fenced w/gorgeous oaks and horse stable.
IHWY 78 FRONTAGE, Over 12 acres
w/2 living units. Homesteaded in
1893 by William Henry Whidden. It
will be hard to find a more desirable
site. A prime location in an area of
proposed future development in
beautiful Fort Denaud. Features a 3/2
CBS home & rental mobile home on
12.03 acres with massive old oaks and
palms. Located approximately 7 1/2
miles W of LaBelle with frontage on
Hwy 78 & Norris Rd. $900,000.
UNIQUE OLD FLORIDA ESTATE!
10,538 sq. ft. under roof + 2,585 sq.
ft. pool & patio area! Exclusive pool
home located East of LaBelle on 5
beautiful, oak- & citrus-filled acres
fronting on SR 80. Home features
many architectural details from
vaulted ceilings and skylights, to
Spanish tile flooring. Custom floor
plan includes 3 master suites, private
sitting rooms French doors to large
lanai, covered walkways, poolside rec
room, 1BR/1BA cottage, twelve-bay
workshop w/garage, electric gate
entranceway, paved drive & com-
pletely fenced. One of a kind!
COUNTRY LIVING... minutes
from town. Located n the path of
development! This 30 acre property
w/custom 2BR/3BA home offers
income from grove, privacy & the
possibility of future development
with county approval. $2,000,000
3RD AVENUE .45 Acre $69,000
CALHOUN STREET .64 Acre
201 N. HICKORY ST .62 Acre $98,500
PORT LABELLE LOTS AVAIL-
ABLE $24,000 $48,000. Call for
MONTURA RANCH ESTATES -
PRIME LOCATION! Business
zoned property located in Downtown
LaBelle. Perfectly situated on the
corner of (HWY 29) Bridge Street
and Park Avenue, less than 1 block
from the Caloosahatchee River. 1,846
sq. ft. Historical Florida-Style two
story building fronts on Bridge
BRING YOUR BUSINESS TO THE
HEART OF THE CITY. This busi-
ness zoned property is located in
LaBelle on Hwy 80. Improvements
include CBS building w/44' x 24'
BEST BUY! Affordable Business Zoned
Property! This 2BR/1BAhome is situated
on a high traffic road in the cty. Just 2 blocks
north of Hwy 80 and 1 block east of Bridge
Street and surrounded by local banks and
businesses. Priced to Selli $150,000
INDUSTRIAL PROPERTY! Excellent
investment opportunity w/ 277' frontage
on Hwy 29. 1.59+/- acres on corner of
Hwy 29 and N. Industrial Loop Road, 3
steel buildings- (Warehouse-3,800 sq. ft.;
shop 1,600 sq. ft.; office building 2,520
sq. ft.) all currently leased. $1,300,000
ESTABLISHED IN 1984 The Gator Bait
Pub has been a thriving business in the
Pioneer Community for many years. If
you've ever wanted to run your own
Restaurant and Lounge here's your
chance. This quaint establishment comes
fully furnished, completely equipped
kitchen & offers a great start for any
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vil t veil fuonONh,d 3BR2BUM home 1t0 M IL 'Ntw A *lG44>sq fz
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the rhre p4T, wuta, dic &xs fkll ~ii n dt Cabo$oehit' Dock' A Pw a ind ahwkumm urpom New &Mm 'urakti am llzj poc~h-AMM
Lh~~h~n~esfruo'jg~~~wills irady k in d hWfr(mA fYcorps areadIUI1IUDC of.Ne ~e1(~hCI
-h tur- 0u hc 2 nvtr frlu r A %V0 aSdva rige Shed, greenbel 3d cmal the entandbad Of anal hom
irom sczeage. it imp h* rnsig in dre i soc:%d cosy M Bid behind home. $160,000
a&-&aem&ad ny Ie n uibe sft. t eta:mb ple-t refr refts 'drn Dered rnted A dmimiowu; Uel& e ad dse to pnd game maim ry a 3Mdm to $13g,9m-
aqirp. cOner wll C.-asider alt iearc-nit-le oile. $795.000 s. $0A429,9
3BR,4BA RIVERFRONT HOME in excellent condiuon on
S754+ ac. Fe.atre,- 2.329 -q fi under al, uffict. t,.ragc
oim, I, mt rir',t n ih atllred c\ pi es ceilinR. cedar lined
cl.i, c.. ind-f lull thndn,, tht. '6ecr rnei ie.le, Cetial 'at.-
uhnirng %irerni and ,.lr p, %ered s ,tent \\od laminate
and CdarpcIt il-C) ut kind -1 b4 \ t. ;oi ikhop%- mr3age iith full
BR ar.n otlhfice Pr.'-pei h.n 3 tamp, d.,ok and 1.5 It of
roc' frontage M.iniciied ,iuunds, $1,200,000
SUNSETS. BOATS jnd det- p after dock ldong ,1h a
3BR ?2BA.\ BS h,.,nic .n I !5+ ac $825,000
PANORAMIC 1VEWS .J' the Cal,~ .j'ahatdee RJcrr await
',ou irl th. L Bs R *' 5 hA tho'le with an n, ersized private buat
dock C.-ummlninlli pul. boat amp. &. tennis, court
UPGRADED 3BR'2BA HOME FEATURES 125 ft of rnit
frontag. Con\eniendh locatedl .ihin I mile of marina.
restaurants and golf course $599,900
ENJOY AFFORDABLE RIVER ACCESS 'sth third
3BR 2BA home. njaigable creek offer direct access to the
Calooiahsachee Rier. $369,000
PERFECT SIZED GET-A-WAY OASIS! 3 BR/2BA canal
front N H includes detailed upgrades and thoughtful land-
3 BR2 .A CBS HOMF n :'i i *j.: b..,rl JI ,i.l4 '.,rksl,.'r. in.:.luJe: offi:L
)niri.- iblr n cr' ,..unir, li rm.T $999,000
-iBR 2BA HOME ON 6+ -AC 'Pn i;e :r.:-:lei rp-:nd. ncri .:. frur rrc-. 2u. I
I ,11 a ,ll i I : h.r,-. .- $'699.900
3BR.2BA (BS llHOME .,r i, .Ci. I.r.:n c..l, p.-nri id .d ris c jl i s
QUiIEr (CONIR LInING ...n !l'.;.J.d; AiJA. i..e, Br BP ':CB h ,.me
PICn iRt PERFECT :.bf, .'2B I 3...: llil.: rI:, I.,IIjrc: .1 pnr : Ip..' :
i:,.,mrn un, t-.j h- l mrir, i549.900
3BR2BA 2-sTORI HtOME MILIAIED ,n '. 9'; + ,. i.'02 p"'-le talnr 12
.:... i $ 59.000
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Jid j I. JurIT kii Lhr, $3j99.00)0
JUSIT REDIC EDI i ,,' n.:r '.,Ii.I to ,ll !,HIk. 2.l,\- h.I.,n ll I ,,, I trip iri. Iti,
H I ii .h. i i u r ,'i ,. .I h. ,, i J r ittll . aT n_ l in 'ljr.' : d ik ln ti l e lk ic o n i l e r m a. Il I. n
S(-o.-.-rdl ,wri.. pi-.J ,- ,.ik.h:.p' id r'ir'- hilrn.- 395,000
T rHS 3HR 2BA TONGUE & GROOVE (EDAR HOME anll r-. ...1 gi ti a .
L bell.: H.'.- kIt Jll' Ir, l:iujde 'ljr. i l. ,n t [,, u, i. i ,n. .: tt.1, ar d tu l lu
sc:ape $145,000 ACREAG
WATERFRONT HOMES SITES RIVERFRONT DEVELOPMENT POTENTIAL
with 1561 feet of riverfront in Ortona. 3+ acres
L4KE THIS 200 FT. OF RIVER FRONTAGE YOURS. commercial and 36 +/ acres zoned residential. On
2 511 + at f a ..'cr front acreage with retmovable spoil ease- site water plant andsewer plant currentlyservidng
menii ha dctEes, ti ,in CR 78 $795,000 River Oaks S/D. $5,900,000
IMPROVED WATERFRONT LOT IN CALOOSA 39 AC OAK PLANTATION Completely fenced
HARBOR. Includes brar dock, well. electn-c and protected with 2BR cabin, shooting range, lots of wildlife,
h3bt uiage O\er Itil ft of aterh uit $499,000 cypress head. 3-8 year old oaks planted would
40 T OF NAIABLE CREEK FRONT. make a great business. $1,800,000
240 T OF NAVIGABLE CREEK FRONT. Rive ew INCOME PRODUCING ORANGE GROVE w/
ner access, anid d.(.k ptimit Deed restricted conm uiity,) microjet irrigation. 80+/- ac. Can be split forend-
+.- ac. $429.000 less building possibilities. $12,500 per ac.
230 FT ON THE RIVER SIDE OF PORT LABELLE 43.32 +/- AC. OF oaks, pines, cypress trees, and
RANCHETTES. 2 53 +. ac in desirable deed restricted asture. Well and power on site. Zoning is one
cnmtinunt% $425.000 homesite per 5 ac. $1,100,000
OAK HAMMOCK, CYPRESS AND PALMETTOS
TAKE IN THE BEAUTY OF THE RIVER from this 2. til O AMO KY ES E T
TAKE IN THE BEAUTY OF THE RIVER ftrom this 2.88 grace this 48.07 +/- ac. Flowing creek adds to the
+,. ac home sie in Pt. LaBelle Rancheltes. 00 I1 of g een- charm $1,100,000
belt between home site and river, boat docks allowed. 40 +/- AC. OFF well maintained dirt road,
$410,000 Unlimited potential at $30,000 per ac.
GORGEOUS CUL-DE-SAC LOT offers approx. 175 ft of Manageable Orange grove n Ft Denaud offprivate
ater frontage and toni of priva ..250,000road. $850,000
after frontage and ton of pri\vacv .. $250.000 130 +/- AC. OF IMPROVED pasture with wooded
atches. Picturesque flowing creek, and camp
Jl...v '., u'cil',l ,lh wer, 1, ag treer.ire.li bik 20+ -H INC[D .I ... d....i l l.nl, r..,;llui
i, .' 'i b irn i~vc.l Ilir-ll pf,:.rh & orpenr, i':.r porTrh Slmrjage lria fran IrceC I,,,,,.i,i.lI 660,000
(i.r rt' ng pltnii and Ibrigilltn -v.iiena dre iriludl'ed 20+ -.ACRESOF 1IREM n I I ) .k 1. IIll',t
I a.:. :0 2 p.k lan 50,000 I,,, r,I .1,, i. ..I. ,, .. i rl ,I a lI.
PORI'RAII OF PEACE. Il, ,BlR.'aA 'p pliol l,. pl 1l $490.000
a.: I, In l0_ i .. .,i'.i'ii,'nIT l T. in Fr elb i'.I Eiti, lei vc aV lli..J atl nB .. Le ni 20 + ( SI iH I.ki.T ..1 .: t. ,, ,, li...i
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A HOME WITH PERSONALITY AND CHARM! I AND 4 ACRE HOM[E.llTI. .,.-,Il l, ..I l I iU:lle.
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3BR,2BA SilTH 1,656 SQ. Fr. LIVING ARA. [tUji $5145100 in m t11u.0)ii
2 ',' ,lI '- l .,, 'c i- a n 2 r i. C : r .1 i r ,i i h t t u b 2 1 5 .1 )0 0 . .. .. . .
3BD 2BA ON SPACIOUS GREENBELT. Fhl home r. l.je k.r n.r'a1 ....il..Air $210,000
alm- r nl alOC. ', i-i Ir n P ARI'ALLY FURNISHED 5BR.2BA home injdodl c'. ,r.L.i.al hl. : sl.'.l [La Ii .._i' lJ ;,,dI o.lul'imtllUty
pco l 5160,000
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I a'du .." 1,cn i p :. I l, l1i IJui- 1 ffa .n ara'r-o $159,900
UXIIRY 2BR.2L\ PT LABELLE VILLA. Rectntli rt.n,':.lIrll' 'lth til l,.rlatim: si.iil randr HIed ,re
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Ci.nrnir.r, pfi.|:l I and,.ciert d et ling 11cl 5 149.900
r T, 3 IBR.IBA COUNIRY \ILLGA E HOME. heN,, uir li,,iidltrI t'u n l .i n rider, iiiial i is.1 I n o .iir
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FASHIONrALE AND FUNCTIONAL. nrReA I.riru.:ill.:.n 'rOR 2'OA CBS hli.;ni rn '"- i-. In 0uil l-n
SEi Li $299.900
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BUDGEI' FRIFNDLY IFN1' CONSTI'RUCTION, lbl.BliA. il.e itgn.t.lhli hniin, lai.,. v Reduced to
'62 s 199,000 w .6,000 seller contrlbutliu. Bring ALL. offers
JUST IN rTIME TO DECORArE .. i.r tyhlis ntw '..iitiirutlhih lhar,W, iilI.a.,rl i I) 1 (0 ,n..'nirrti li,,
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a'iats $ a1aii ar I 5l31i9,900
COUNTRY CHARM .r, S.. B. i'.B'.1A lh,.,lt .-il, F.la' ..li'll. st .ill ;ri', I'.ii, $525.000
3BR'2BA ON 6 "-- CROSS.FENCED ACRES .nli.lhcil' 'U.6 aul b. I. '1'. -..ii.[-.l' I'\' ter ai, l.I-..Ii.J
l,,rr'e an,,.. lr,,r i,ir,,.re 5399.000
LIkE NE.W l 3R,2[-. ,u di kli il' II'll l.,n 5 + *,' 1 99,000
18.5 ACRES located off of Silverlake Rd. for only
15 +/ AC for your new country home. Zoned 1
per 5 ac. $349,900
20 +/- AC. of investment property in Western
5 +/- AC. west of LaBelle & only a short distance to
Ft. Myers. $269,900
MUSE 5 ACRES on Loblolly Bay Rd $200,000
5 ACRES in Felda..$170,000.
LADECA ACREAGE, peaceful get-a-way on 5 +/-
2 AC +/- on Phillips Rd $141,900
8 AC+/- Gerber Grove $132,000
5 AC+/ Gerber Grove $100,000
MONTURA RANCH ESTATES. 1.07 to 1.25 +/-ac
tracts. $28,500 to $49,900
REFINED HOMESITES available in deed restrict-
ed Laurel Oaks. From $90,000 to $110,000 new
construction homes also available.
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2.5 AND 5 ACRE Parcels in Pioneer Plantation.
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LEHIGH ESTATES .297 +/- ac. Conveniently
located to Ft. Myers $66,900
PRIVACY PURE AND SIMPLE on these 1.25 to
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1/2 +/- ac. buildable lot west of Joel Blvd. in
CANAL FRONT PARCEL .30 +/- ac. Easy access
to Hwy 80. $60,000
INDIAN HILLS .45 & .67 ac. +/- $53,900 to
.60 +/ AC dose to town. $40,000
.60+/ AC ZONED for mobile home $40,000
MANY TO CHOOSE FROM V/4 +/- ac. lots in
NW Lehigh Acres, $36,900 and up
WIDE VARIETY OF HOMESITES in all units of
Port LaBelle. Something for everyone 1/4 ac. to
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410+ AC Lor ACROSS FROM CALOOA COMMERCIAL
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12 Caloosa Belle, Thursday, January 4, 2007
Grasscar supports Toys for Tots
Turkey Bingo winners
Winners from Turkey Bingo from left: Dante Karr, Gennifer Raulerson, Elanee Marroquin,
Jessica Leal, Kayla Ayers, Dani Bennett, Trisha Bennett, Marilu Garza, and Melanie Garza.
Turkey Bingo was a big success again this year. Thank you to everyone who helped us
this year. Without the support of our very generous community this event would not be
Come to guided nature walk
Join a naturalist for a stroll
through a native habitat at Hickey's
Creek Mitigation Park on Jan. 10
from 9-10 a.m. See firsthand the
native plants and animals that make
this area so unique. Bring walking
shoes and drinking water. Minor
children must be accompanied by
an adult. Program is free with paid
parking, $1 per hour or $5 all day.
The park is located at 17908 State
Road, Fort Myers, FL 33908. Call
Mike Hammond, (239) 707-7981, or
for information as walks may have
different topics. Hickey's Creek Miti-
gation Park is a Lee County Parks
and Recreation facility.
On Sunday December 17,
Grasscar, Inc. held a "Toys for
Tots" lawnmower race. Sheriff
Ronnie Lee accepted the toys that
The weather was perfect and
the racing was tight. Winners for
the day were; John Cagle drags,
Nick Reinard pure stock, Nick
Reinard cutters, Erin Cusson -
ladies, Bob Kirkwood seniors,
Charlie Mayne modifieds, and
John Carmichael bandits.
Grasscar also held a 25-lap
invitational. Other lawnmower
racing groups were invited in a
first time gathering of multiple
racing groups. The first place win-
ner was Robert Garrett, second
was John Carmichael and third
was Bob Kirkwood.
Grasscar is a local lawnmower
racing organization, that has cre-
ated a simple, easy to follow and
inexpensive way to race lawn-
mowers. They encourage the
whole family to race, with classes
for kids, ladies and seniors. Stag-
gered drags have been designed
so that the slowest and fastest rac-
ers can still be competitive with
each other. They are here for
competition, fun and cama-
Everybody can race provided
rLursdil lW ?'hA'- :1
Submitted photo/Grasscar, Inc.
Sheriff Lee is sitting on a racing lawnmower that will be
awarded to a lucky winner. Behind the Sheriff, from left to
right are Mike Miller, President of Grasscar, Bob Kirkwood,
Secretary and Mike "Bubba" Thomas, the official scorer for
they are not in violation of insur-
ance requirements. If their
machine is in technical violation,
they will run "scratch" and may
not be allowed to score a win
until they are in compliance.
It is the general policy of this
group that the purpose is to have
fun. Competition is part of that
fun, but it will NOT override the
concept of having a good time
and promoting sportsmanship
Grasscar currently has mem-
bers from 10 years old to 70 years
of age. Ladies race, too. When
participation is great enough they
even race in a class of their own.
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The Firehouse Cultural Center
Variety and Talent Show directed
by Donna Baines. Performances
will be January 4-7 and 11-14.
Thursday, Friday and Saturday
night performances begin at 7
p.m. and Sunday matinees begin
at 2 p.m. Admission price is $10
with reservation and $12 without
reservation. Reservation can be
made by calling- 863/675-3066.
Visa and MasterCard are accept-
ed. The theater is located at 241
North Bridge Street in LaBelle.
Century 21 Sunbelt Realty, Inc.
with 18 offices in Southwest Flori-
da, proudly offers a playhouse to
the lucky ticket holder. Tickets
are now on sale at all Century 21
Sunbelt offices. The playhouse is
currently on display at the LaBelle
office. Tickets are $5 each. All
proceeds will be donated to sup-
port Easter Seals. Drawing to be
held Easter Sunday, April 8, 2007.
Winner is not required to be pres-
The American Legion Auxil-
iary will have breakfast on Jan. 7
and 21 from 8-11 a.m. Donation
$6. Everyone is welcome. The
Legion is located at 699 Hwy.
On Jan. 17, the auxiliary will
have dinner from 5-7 p.m. Dona-
tion $7. Spaghetti with meat balls,
salad, rolls and dessert. All wel-
They are also planning a bake
sale for Jan. 5, 12, 19 and 26.
Paul Daly of Wild Horse Min-
istries will be at the rodeo
grounds in LaBelle, Jan. 12 at 7
p.m. This is an impressive min-
istry. Paul will train a horse and
teach the Bible at the same time.
Come see what happens to the
horse in an hour. For more infor-
mation, call LW Howard at 673-
3216 or 675-0938. All denomina-
S.C.F Muscle Car Club
Interested car owners and/or
car lovers of Muscle Classics and
Rods are welcome to join a newly
formed club, Southwest Florida
Muscle Car Club. There are
planned cruise-in car shows and
monthly club activities. Call Dan
863/675-6005 or RJ at 239/560-
0865 for more information.
Glades Demos to meet
The next meeting of the
Glades Counly Democratic Exec-
utive Committee will be Tuesday,
Jan. 9, at 5:30 p.m. at the Moore
Haven Library on Rivrside Drive.
The 2008 election is just around
the corner. All Glades Couty regis-
tered Democrats are encouraged
to attend. The Glades DEC meets
every month on the second Tues-
day at the library. For more infor-
mation contact Ellen hawk Geake
at 863-983-2962 or 863-946-1963.
MCA to elect officers
The Muse ConmmunityAssocia-
tion will elect officers January 8 at
7 p.m. Dues must have been paid
by Dec. 31 to vote.
Come to Hand & Iland Min-
istries Thursday, Januaryy 11, at 6
p.m. food and fellowship at 7:
p.m. Gospel music and the word,
brought this month by: Mitchell
Wills of LaBelle, appearing with
him will be the Freedom Fellow-
ship Ministries Praise & Worship
Team. Join them at the Palmdale
Community Center, located on
the corner of 5th and Main, Palm-
dale. For more information call
Crime Watch to meet
The Palmdale Community Cen-
ter will be the site of a Palmdale
Homeowners and Crime Watch
meeting at 7 p.m. on the corner of
5th and Main. All are welcome.
Come to pancake
The Ortona Community Associ-
ation will hold its first pancake
breakfast of the new year on Satur-
day, January 6 from 7-9 a.m. at the
Ortona Community Hall, 3000
Ortona Road (Highway 78A). The
all-you-can-eat breakfast includes
sausage, pancakes juice and cof-
fee for $4.
If your child attends COE or
LMS, he or she may be eligible for
free after school tutoring. Call 863-
674-4108 for more information.
History buffs to meet
The regular monthly meeting of
the LaBelle Heritage Museum will
be Thursday, Jan. 4, at 7p.m. in the VFW dinner
commission room at city hall. The
program will be on the legendary
"Ox Woman: Sarah McClain." The
public is invited to attend. For
members and would-be mem-
bers, dues should be paid in Janu-
ary- $15 per year.
The VFW Ladies Auxiliary will
host a beef tips and noodles dinner
at the post on Friday, January 5.
Dinner will be served from 5 p.m.
'til ?. $7 per dinner. Come and
enjoy a home cooked meal. Open
to the public. Smoke free dining.
i: Lutheran Church
1362 Thigpen Road LaBelle, FL
9:00 a.m. Sunday Worship
The Lords Supper 1', 3rd& 5 Sundays
Bible Study Sundays at 10:15 a.m.
Where everybody is Somebody and Jesus is Lord
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LABELLE- Sat, Jan 6th, 7am-
Noon, 2056 Fort Denaud Rd.
Just Moved Garage Sale. No
Early Bird.Sales. Proceeds
donated to Youth Mission
Trip to Costa Rica, from
Carlson Memorial United
Methodist Church. Items in-
clude: baby clothes & sup-
plies, Home decorations,
small appliances, clothes,
exercise equip., sofas, bed-
ding, lawnmower& more.
LABELLE- Sat. Jan 6th, 8am-
?, 570 Sabal Palm Court.
Clothes,furniture and house-
LABELLE-Thurs., Jan. 11th
8:30am -12:30pm, Grandma's
Grove, Craft & Flea Market,
Lunch atl11:30 a.m. by Chef
Ray, for a table call Sam
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payment options! No regis-
tration fee! (866)889-0210
Heavy Equipment Operator
CERTIFIED. Hands on Train-
ing. Job Placement Assis-
tance, Call Toll Free
ED TRAINING SERVICES,
5177 Homosassa Trail, Le-
canto, Florida, 34461.
HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERA-
TOR TRAINING FOR EM-
Backhoes, Loaders, Dump
Trucks, Graders, Scrapers,
Excavators; National Certifi-
cation, Job Placement Assis-
tance; Associated Training
AIRPLANE, Partnership want-
ed in Light, Single or Twin,
Labelle Airport Area, Retired
Charter Pilot, (863)674-0281
What Destroys Relation-
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and Read Dianetics by L.
Ron Hubbard Send $8.00
to: Hubbard Dianetics Foun-
dation, 3102 N. Habana
Ave., Tampa FL 33607
How fast can your car
go? It can go even faster
when you sell It In the
CARPET AND UPHOLSTERY CLEANING
Powerful Truck Mount System
Residental. Cntuner.ia, Auto and RV
Over 20 years eperienc. Licensed and Insured
HANDYMAN REPAIRS AND MAINTENANCE
Got a jobtoo small or acontracor
Sth'ni yourppoiisna n to(863) 675-7297
PREVATT, i Honest &
CONSTRUCTION, INC Dependable
PO Box 202
$2,900 WEEKLY guaranteed
Address letters for extra in-
come. No experience neces-
sary. Free information, Start
immediately! Write: A&G
PUBLICATIONS, 2370-G Hill-
crest Rd. #147-H, Mobile,
Small business in LaBelle, pre-
exp. req. Customer oriented.
(863)675-1134 Fax resume
CDL-A DRIVERS: Expanding
Fleet offering Reglonal/OTR
runs. Outstanding Pay Pack-
age. Excellent Benefits. Gen-
erous Hometlme. Lease
Purchase on '07 Peterbllts.
CLASS-A CDL DRIVERS- Now
Hiring OTR & Local Drivers-
New Equipment; Great Bene-
fits; Premium Pay Package.
Call Oakley Transport,
Diesel Mechanic; Sunstate
Carriers is needing a me-
chanic: to'perform PM's and
light maintenance on compa-
ny equipment Benefits in-
clude Health Insurance,
401K, paid vacation and
holiday call (800)866-5050
ask for Tony.
36-43cpm/$1.20pm + Sign
On Bonus $0 Lease NEW
Trucks CDL-A + 3 mos OTR
DRIVER: YOU WANT IT, WE
HAVE ITI Solo, teams, owner
operators, company drivers,
students, recent grads, re-
gional, dedicated, long haul.
Van, flatbed. Must be 21.
CRST Career Center.
needs qualified drivers for
Central Florida- Local &
National OTR positions.
Food grade tanker, no haz-
mat, no pumps, great bene-
fits, competitive pay & new
NUM. Need 2 years experi-
FOOD SERVICE PERSONNEL
Full & Part Time positions for
Correctional Feeding Program
Food Production Experience.
Clean Background and Drug
Post Office Now Hiring. Avg.
Pay $20/hour or $57K annu-
ally Including Federal Bene-
fits and OT. (800)709-9754
USWA Ref #P5799 Ex-
-S- -UNITED STATES
Railroad Switchman- January thru April
$17.28 per Hour plus Benefits
US Sugar is seeking Railroad Switchman fortheir Clewiston lo-
cation. Training is provided. Previous railroad experience is
helpful but not necessary. Candidates must pass the Trades
Operator Selection Test (TOST) to become qualified
Perform lifting; bending, climbing and ability to
dismount moyng rafroad;equipment- nwR I.
Checkswitch pqinSgrjaerr alignmen~ nd... ...
Maintain written documentation pertaining to the job.
Maintain clear communication using hand signals, radio
Proper operation of hand brakes
Ability to couple and uncouple equipment
Perform mathematical calculations pertaining to the job.
Work in changing outdoor/indoor environments.
Work a shift schedule and overtime as necessary.
Candidates will have a six-week training period that pays
$14.28 per hour. Those that successfully complete the train-
ing continue their employment at $17.28 per hour.
ABOUT US SUGAR CORPORATION
United States Sugar Corporation is one of America's largest di-
versified, privately held agribusiness firms. We are employee
owned and have world class benefits. The Company is head-
quartered on the southem shore of orida's Lake Okeechobee
between Fort Myers and West Palm.
For Immediate consideration please
Stop in atthe Employment Office dniWC Owen Drive
US Sugar is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a di-
verse workforce. Women and Minorities are
encouraged to apply
LPN I orl I(F ri erdleml
FL LPN Lic. & I Cert. ..,--ii., ,. 1e.1 ,ht4w 1.
Full time ,R S l sor
Mlust po.ss C nt n l I skills
Full time RN Cpe e C (ER, eICu)
ACLS, PALS, prtf. B. At It s t 't. mgmt or charge cop.
Must possess a valid FL Icep in arta s o expertise.
Full tim ts
CRT ocrlTpniml*TA wtht)cat BxL sAassrq
Per M clan
Previous esp in the healLhcare eld I St math background is rc.
Full Timen- t c~it oRep
S3+ yrs In a hospital or medical ol s be knowledgeable of third party
reimbursements and co-pa ie t rsonal computer apps.
Full Time- llt)
Prev xp In an office setting pret. h P'I hMS Ofce apps. Must possess
excellent organizational. c er and communicaon skills.
Full tIlc-M-Ilna DMechanic
3-5 yrs hospital and or hotel m t in] VAC, Plumbing, Electric, etc.
Full Time- CMA C o I rp Health Svcs)
Must possess excellent customer ser ommuntation skills. Prior op in a
medical ol n ref.
Full time- Mcdiic chnologist
BS Degree In Medical Technology: national cet or eligible for cert or State lic: tech-
nical exp In test interpretation, ouallty control and instrument main. Night/Day shift &
requires on-call & weekend rotation.
Phone: 863-902-3079 or Fax rsune to: 863-93-0805
DmOn Frec Workpltac EOE
Drug Free Work Place
Excellent Benefits & Pay
401K, Paid Vacation, Paid Insurance
5701 Ft. Denaud Road
Gulfcoast Trucking, LLC.
or call 863-675-4410
Caloosa Belle, Thursday, January 4, 2007 15
Fjnull im ''l
The Seminole Casino In Immokalee Is seeking fun,
energetic and enthusiastic Individuals to join the area's
HOTTEST entertainment venue Immediately
Quality individuals seeking CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
and ADVANCEMENT are encouraged to apply TODAY
Pick YOUR career and embark on a new adventure
Count Team Member
Dining Room Host/Hostess
Dining Room Server
Players' Club Representative
TAD/Gaming Machine Customer Service Representative
TAD/Gaming Machine Technician
We are also seeking candidates for these management positions:
Public Space Supervisor
TAD/Gaming Machine Floor Supervisor
Benefits available for ALL employees
Apply in person TODAY!
506 S. 1st St. Immokalee, FL
The Seminole Casino is a Drug-free Workplace
MILL ROLL WELDERS (11 Openings)
$17.28/hour plus Benefits
ALL LEVELS OF EXPERIENCE WELCOME
If you have at least six months of welding experience please
explore this unique opportunity.
We have eleven new openings that need to be filled
Safely weld mill rolls in to maintain efficiencies and facilitate
maintenance and repairs.
Weld mill rolls to an acceptable standard.
Comply with operational and safety training.
Perform routine safety checks on equipment and
maintain all records pertinent to the job.
Perform or assist in maintenance and repairs needed
throughout the tandems.
Must comply with company, local, state and federal
regulations related to health and safety.
Able to work alone or with minimal supervision.
ABOUT US SUGAR CORPORATION
United States Sugar Corporation is one of America's largest
diversified, privately held agribusiness firms. We are em-
ployee owned and have wbtld class benefitslncluding out-
standing medica,;41~K;, retirement inome and employee
stock ownership. The Company Is headquartered on the
southern shore of Florida's Lake Okeechobee between
Fort Myers and West Palm.
If interested please do one of the following:
Stop In: Employment Office on WC Owen Drive
in Clewiston(Ask for Letty or John)
US Sugar is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a
diverse workforce. Women and Minorities are
encouraged to apply
Drug Free Work Place
Class A CDL. Excellent Benefits & Pay
401K, Paid Vacation, Paid Insurance
5701 Ft. Denaud Road
Gulfcoast Citrus Harvesting, Inc.
or call 863-675-4410
Drug Free Work Place
Class A CDL. Excellent Benefits & Pay
401K, Paid Vacation, Paid Insurance
5701 Ft. Denaud Road
Gulfcoast Products, Inc.
or call 863-675-4410
Area Family Support Specialist (AFSS) needed
at RCMA to work in Rural Southwest Florida. The
purpose of the position is to coordinate & develop
family support staff by supporting, role modeling,
mentoring & training them so that families, staff &
community partners work as a cohesive team
enabling families to attain their goals. Individual
must have a Bachelor's degree in Social Work,
Human Services or related field; Bilingual English
and Spanish; Salary is competitive & negotiable.
Send resume by email to the following:
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not dis-
criminate on the basis of race, color creed, sex, sexual
orientation, age, national origin, religion, or disabilities.
We've raised pay for Florida
regional drivers Home every
weekend! Home during the
weekly Strong consistent
freight! 95% no touch! Pre-
planned freight $.43 per
mile HEARTLAND EXPRESS
READING A 4m
YOU A MORE INFORMED
S o wonder nmwspaopr
readers are more popular
Needed at Florida Community
Health Centers. Bilingual pre-
ferred. Competitive salary
and excellent benefits.
Apply at 315 South W.C.
Owen Ave, Clewlston, FL
or fax resume to
Person to Clean Office
Applyat RKO Industries
WOULD YOU LIKE
Keeping You Independent
with Dignity & Respect.
CNA as needed.
Call Fran at (863)467-5207
ALL CASH CANDY ROUTE Do
you earn $800/day? 30 Ma-
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B02000033. CALL US: We
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never accept any advertise-
ment that Is illegal or con-
sidered fraudulent. In all
cases of questionable val-
ue, such as promises of
'guaranteed Income from
work-at-home programs- If
it sounds too good to be
true, chances are that It Is.
If you have questions or
doubts about any ad on
these pages, we advise that
before responding or send-
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you check with the Better
Business Bureau at
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Some 800 and 900 telephone
numbers may require an
extra charge, as well as
long distance toll costs. We
will do our best to alert our
reader of these charges in
the ads, but occasionally
we may not be aware of the
charges. Therefore, If you
call a number out of your
area, use caution.
trouble shooting, set-up,
up-grades, systems built,
2000. ME, XR licensed.
Call Gary 863-675-7925
Music for all occasions:
Be a Hendry County
School Board Bus
Driver. Contact the
at 863-674-4115 or
Cheryl Jameson at
DRIVEWAYS & LAWN
(Texture Concrete Coating)
Buying a car? Look In the
classllleds. Selling a
car? Look In the classl-
WE BUY ALUMINUM, ALL
KINDS Copper & Brass.
Closed Sunday. Call first
The City of LaBelle
Is accepting applications through January 12,
2007 for aHandyman. Must have basic knowl-
edge of framing, concrete, block, brick, electrical
and plumbing. Applicant must have a valid Flori-
da drivers license. A High School diploma or
equivalent is a plus. Anyone interested may pick
up an application at LaBelle City Hall, 481 West
Hickpochee, between the hours of 8:30 to 5:00
Monday thru Friday. Equal Opportunity Employ-
er. The City of LaBelle is a Drug Free Workplace.
- I Innj^
DAILY WORK DAILY PAY
ALL TYPES OF WORK AVAILABLE
202 E. Sugarland Hwy. (Acmro f m Clewiston hIn)
Hlggin's Tree Service
25 years experience. Free
estimates. Lic. & insured.
Air Conditioners 505
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Boaol Magazines 535
Businln Equipment 545
Carpe to/ugs 550
Childmn's Items 555
China, Genaem Et. 560
Cone.t, e 575
Ora, f/Suppflg 585
t avu : '*^**** -^ 4B
Plumbing Supplie 680
Pools & Supplies 685
.tllite ,.., 695
Sewing Maehlines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
' ols 725
Toys & Games 730
Wanted to Buy 740
AC W/HEAT- Central package
unit, 3.5 ton, York, never in-
ANTIQUE TOYS- Over 100
years old. Fire engine, car.
600 will separate.
DISHWASHER, white 3 years
old, Top of the Line, $50
DRYER: Kenmore, used but
works great! $50.
FLAVOR WAVE OVEN: Very
good condition. As Seen On
V. $50. (863)675-3401
MICROWAVE w/ cart $20,
will sell separate
SHOW TIME ROTISSERIE &
Bar-B-Que: As Seen On TV:
Very good. $50. or
863-675-3401 LaBelle area
STOVE- GE Electric, 30" self
cleaning, white, like new,
used 6 month's, New $450
asking $185 (863)467-2040
STOVE- Hotpolnt, like new,
UNIT: Combomatic 6200,
Energy Splendid. $175.
BICYCLE- Men's 21 speed.
Good condition. $35.
College book, 2nd edition,
great condition, $80
Looking for a place to
hang your hat? Look no
further than the classl-
BUILDING SALE...Jan/Feb de-
livery or deposit holds till
Spring. 25'x40'x12' $4800.
40'x60'x16' $12,800. Front
end optional. Rear end In-
cluded. Many others. Pio-
neer, (800)668-5422 or
STEEL BUILDINGS. Factory
Deals. Save $$$. 40 x 60' to
100 x 200'. Ex: 50 x 100 x
12' = $3.60/sq ft.
Ag, e It
METAL ROOFING SAVE $$$
Buy Direct From Manufactur-
er. 20 colors in stock with all
Accessories. Quick turn
around! Delivery Available
BOY'S CLOTHING, Size 10/12,
40-shirts, dress & T-shirts
5-shorts & 5-jeans. $65.
DRESS- Turquoise, 2 piece,
Laced bodice & chiffon skirt.
3/4 length. Size 14. Pd. $150.
Sell $50. (8ua)763-0634
DRESSES (24): Women's,
large size. $240 for all or will
sell separately. Call
863-763-3982 before noon.
FORMAL GOWN, Light sea
green, size 8, never worn,
with tags. $40
COMPUTER- 1 GHz Proces-
sor, 448MB of ram, 89GB H/D,
CD burner, 17" mon. Win2000.
Etc. $250. (863)902-0960
COMPUTER DESK- large, with
adjustable height, good con-
dition $50 or best offer
BEDRM SET w/Complete Qu.
sz. bed, Hdbrd w/shelves &
mirror. 2 chest of drawers. De-
signer. $300 (239)503-0418
BEDROOM SET- Solid Light
Wood, King Size Pillow Top
Mattress, $1900 or best of-
CHILDS BED- with slide and
tent, camoflauge, paid $500
asking $200 brand new
COMPUTER ARMOIRE: Oak,
like new, only 6 mths old,
hardly used, smoke-free
home. $75. 863-634-5034
DINING ROOM TABLE- Smoke
glass, with 4 chairs, Like
new. $500. (863)234-3470
GLIDER CHAIRS- 2, PVC high-
back cushioned W/ottomans.
$150. Will separate.
PATIO/PORCH TABLE- 36",
Round, White. $40.
QUEEN SIZE BED- mattress,
boxspring and frame, $100
RETANGLER DINETTE SET- 2
Chairs & 2 Benches, Dark
Wood, $50 (863)467-5709
High back, beige. $150.
WALL UNIT- 3 Piece w/glass
doors, large, $100
ANTINIO ZOLI: 20 ga mag,
over/under, 28" bbl, full/mod
single trigger, full engraved re-
COLT- 1903, Type III, 32 Auto-
matic Pistol, $400
IVER JOHNSON "Cattleman": 45
cal, 5 1/2 bbl. Exc cond. Single
action revolver. Blue w/ brass
PISTOLS 2) 25 & 380 auto-
matic, $350 for both, will
RIFLE- Marlin 883SS, 22 mag-
num Simmons 4-12x40
scope in box $350.
From Sears, like new, only
used once. $125.
CEILING FANS (2), Hunter.
USA made w/light kit. Cost
$125 each, asking $70 for
both, will sep. (561)633-1371
BEDSIDE COMMODE- NeW,
$45. (863)357-2891 Leave
MOBILITY CHAIR- Jazzy, ex-
cellent condition, $750 neg.
MOBILITY SCOOTER- like
new, cost $2000 will sell for
AIRLINES ARE HIRING Train
for high paying Aviation
Maintenance Career. FAA ap-
proved program. Financial
aid if qualified Job place-
ment assistance. CALL Avia-
tion Institute of Maintenance
BALES OF HAY, 100 bales,
$200. or will sell separate.
HORSE TRAILER- '91, Hart, 3
stalls, small tac room in
back. Large stock room.
WESTERN SADDLE- Leather,
16" soft seat, brand new
$275 or best offer
WESTERN SADDLE, Black, Ex-
ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE
from Home. *Medlcal,
*Computers *Crimnal Jus-
tice. Job placement assis-
tance. Computer provided.
Financial Aid If qualified. Call
children, etc. Only one signa-
ture required! *Excludes
govt. fees Call weekdays
8am-6pm) Alta Divorce,
LLC. Established 1977.
TRANSFER PUMP- New, 2",
Extra motor & pump. $200.
WALK IN BATHTUB Feel safe
& secure taking a bath. Our
bathtubs have a walk-in
door, non-slip floor and seat.
CUSTOM BUILT GUITAR
CABINET- 77"T x 42"W, 2
solid doors & shelf, $350 or
GUITAR- JOHNSON Acoustic,
Black, excellent tone, seldom
used, like new, soft case,
YAMAHA PIANO Upright,
very good cond., $300
ANGEL FISH- $5.00
CKC PEKINGESE PUPS- 6 wks
old on Christmas, 3 white, 3
beige, all shots, beautiful
DACHSHUNDS- w/papers, 7
months old, $300
INDIAN RING NECK PARA-
KEET- with cage, to good
home only, $100
JACK RUSSEL PUPS- (3),
CKC reg., Call for details
PARAKEET: Only $10!
When doing those chore
Is doing you In, t's time
to ook for a helper In
CAR STEREO SYSTEM,
(2) 12" subwoofers, 1200w,
box, 1800w amp, $600 or
best offer (239)503-5020
SURROUND SOUND- Brand
new in box. Valued @
$2500. Asking $600.
BIG SCREEN TV- RCA, in ex-
cellent condition, beautiful
SONY- 32", P-in-P Great pic-
ture. New $1600. Asking
DRILLS- Craftsman cordless.
1- 8.4 & 1- 13.2, Good con-
dition. $25. for both
portable, 5500 watts, 7350
starting watts, brand new.
WOOD SPLITTER- 20 ton,
splits wood up to 18" long.
very good condition $500
BARBIE BIG WHEELS- (2) $20
SLOT MACHINE- takes tokens,
electric, asking $275 like
TMX ELMO, brand new, still in
box, never opened, $70.
NEW COIN COLLECTOR want-
Ing to add to my collection.
Please call to sell coins &
paper money 239-693-4891
WANTED: FLORIDA ART
A.E. Backus, J. Hutchinson
H. Newton, G. Buckner, E.
Buckner, L. Roberts, A. Hair,
R A. McClendon, S. Newton,
BIG $$ (772)562-5567
Farm Muscellaneouu 815
Farm Produce 820
Services Wanted 830
Lawn & Garden 850
1a 825 E. Cowboy Way, Suite 108
Labelle, Florida 33935
A. &.. *3 B 11-1
On Une Ad Servlic
Buy SU -Trade
Serving The Greater
Lake Okeechobee Area
LAWNMOWER- Snapper, Rid-
ing, Runs but needs battery
REAR TINE TILLER- very good
condition, asking $75
RIDING MOWER: Dixon, 42"
with 15.5hp Craftsman new
motor. Left side needs adjust-
ment. $350 (239)986-0296
RIDING MOWER, Murray
12hp, runs perfect, needs
BEEF MASTER COWS/CALF,
Males & Females $500. &
Every Monday-12pm & every
Tuesday- 1 am. 763-3127
STOCK TRAILER- Bumper Pull
Angle Iron with cattle door
Business Places 910
Farm Property -
House Rent 930
Land Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
AVAILABLE NOW, Commercial
space for rent located in
Clewiston. Approx 800sf area,
Hwy 27 frontage. Across from
Clewiston Inn. Second space
tentatively available by
February, 2007. For info call
IMMOKALEE- 2br, 2ba in gated
comm. Incl dining area, comm
pool, cable. Avail 01/01/07.
IMMOKALEE, 3BR, 2BA, near
Lake Trafford. Call Andrea
for more information.
LABELLE, 3/2, 1800 sq. ft.,
with carport, all new appl's,
$1200 + 1st, last & sec.
dep. Pets welcome w/dep.
Nice two room Cottage on
one acre 5 miles from La-
Belle drawbridge, year lease,
$525 mo. + $525 sec.
PT LABELLE- Brand New 3/2,
Dbl gar. 2172 sq ft.
Rent/Lease opt./For sale. Fin.
Avail. 239-293-8635 Must See
RENT TO OWN
HOMES IN LaBellel
3BR/2BA. 2 Car Garage
For Sale or
Call Today...Don't Delay!!!
Cathy Rupert, Agent
RENT TO OWN
NICE 2BR/1BA, 4003 Bishop
Circle, Pt. LaBelle, new
appl's & tile, $850/mo
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' $42.80 mo. incl
tax. 8'x10' $53.50 mo. incl.
tax. 10x10' $58.85 mo. incl.
tax 8'x20'20" $85.60 mo.
incl. tax 24 hr access $25
returnable key deposit.
Business Places -
Property Sale 1010
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Property -Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Real Estate Wanted1065
Resort Property -
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080
$0 DOWN HOMES 3ov't &
Bank Foreclosures! Low or
no down! No credit OK! Call
Homes from $10,000! 1-3
bedroom available! Repos,
REO's, HUD, FHA, etc. These
homes must sell! Listings
call (800)425-1620 ext
GULF ACCESS Florida Style
3br/2ba pool home on %
acre. $675,000. Contact
En'c Shelman at Select Realty
LaBelle 3/3 Down Town, Near
Courthouse. Lg. rooms, Top
Area $209K or Annual Lease
$1800 Owner. 863-675-1107
LABELLE- Country Village, Re-
modeled, 2BD, 1BA, Large
Lanai, (863)674-1974 or
PALM HARBOR Factory Liqui-
dation Sale. 2006 Models
Must Go! Modular, Mobile &
Stilt Homes. 0% DOWN
When You Own Your Own
Land!l Call for FREE Color
PORT LaBelle: 4/2 Upgrades
galore! Lg. Rooms, Lg. Yard.
Near School. Price to sell.
$179,500., or Annual Lease
$1800. Owner 863-673-5071
RENT: 10 Houses: $1,150. &
up. SALE: 10 Houses $99.9K
& up. (863)202-0753
FInd It faster. Sell it soon-
er In the classfleds
" N Hom e:s Ava
New Homes Available
LeBelle, 3br, 1ba, Recently re-
modeled. Beautiful. $700.
mo. + Sec. dep.
MUSE, FL: 3BR/1BA, Mobile
home for rent, $625/mo +
sec. (863)675-0077 or
TWO OR 3 BEDROOM
$800-$900 Dep. $115-$125
weekly. LazyT Ranch. No
RENT TO OWN
NICE 2BR/1BA, 4003 Bishop
Circle, Pt. LaBelle, new
apple's & tile, reduced to
VENTURE HOME BUILDERS
Houses for sale. 3br, 2ba
including lot. Starting
$149,900. For more info.
Call 863-675-6444 or
By Owner, 20+ acres in Muse
on Fernwood Lane, $25k per
acre. Call for details
*LAND AUCTION* 300 Props
Must be Sold! Low Down /
E-Z Financing. Free Catalog
ston:AU 3 4 4 9,
PORT LABELLE, /4 acre lot,
cleared and ready to build.
$42,950. Owner financing.
2000' OF LARGE TROUT
CREEK. 2 Large Barns 22
Acres- $349,900. Great
horse farm- private trout
stream. Great low rate, long
term financing. Call owner
BEAUTIFUL N. CAROLINA.
WINTER SEASON IS HERE!
MUST SEE BEAUTIFUL
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MOUNTAINS Homes, Cab-
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Realty GMAC Real Estate...
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Coastal Georgia- New, Pre-
Construction Golf Commu-
nity. Large lots & condos w/
deepwater, marsh, golf, na-
ture views. Gated, Golf, Fit-
ness Center, Tennis, Trails,
Docks. $70k's- $300k.
Great Florida Real Estate Auc-
tion 38+ properties at auc-
tion Many selling absolute,
regardless of price. Houses,
Condos, Farms, Acreage,
Commercial, Health Food
Store, Marina, Building lots,
Duplexes! All to be sold Jan
13th-Jan. 17th. Visit
for details or call Ben Camp-
866)633-4460 Lic RE Bro-
ker AU201 AB2118.
Gulf front lots $595k. Homes
starting mid $300k. New
master planned ocean front
community on beautiful
Mustang Island, near Corpus
Christi, TX. www.cinnamon-
NC Gated Lakefront Commu-
nity. Pleasantly mild climate
1.5 acres, 90 miles of shore-
line. Never offered before
with 20% pre-development
discounts, 90% financing.
NC MOUNTAIN VIEW LOTS
Top Views start at $50,000.
Amenities include Club, Pool,
Equestrian Facilities, Hiking
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One half to 3.5 acre sites.
NC MOUNTAINS Log Cabin
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trees, waterfall & large public
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Mobile Homes i
16 Caloosa Belle, Thursday, January 4, 2007
AQUA ISLES, D/W In LaBelle
2/2, furnished, Carport, En-
closed front porch. Fruit trees.
Move in cond. Low maint.
New apple. & A/C, 55+ Comm.
By river. Must Move.
LABELLE- 3bd, 1ba, Manufac-
tured on extra large lot,
would make good rental unit,
$69,000 (239)438-5287 or
PARK MODEL 1989
@ Whisper Creek. Lg. corner
lot.2 BR, 1 BA, FL Rm., New
flooring & carpet. New A/C.
Roof over. W&D, Partially
furnished. Lot rent paid
through Nov. 2007.
Was $45,000...NOW $42,000.
ORTONA- 3br/2ba Manufac-
tured home with extra Ig. mas-
Ter Bd, garden tub, chain link
fenced 80 x 100 lot, 10 X 12
shed, screened Lanai, carport,
concrete dr., city sewer & wa-
ter, $145,000 (239)438-5287
WHISPER CREEK RESORT,
lbr, FL/Room. $4500. Must
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CALOOSA MOBILE HOMES
14x70 Brand new home and lot
ready to live in, will finance with
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28x60 4 Bedroom, 2 Bath home
and lot ready to live in, will finance
with $10,000.00 down.
321-427-9726 or 863-675-4300.
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BOW RIDER, 17ft., w/70hp
Johnson, trailer. $750
RANGER 354V 1992, 150 hp
Evinrude XP SS Prop., Com-
plete rebuild w/less than 75
rs. 36 v. motor guide, 3 bank
charger, 'tournament rigged.
Ranger trailer w/new wheels &
tires. Cover. Always garaged.
Excellent condition. $10,000.
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COACHMAN CATALINA LITE
200136.5 Ft., Front Bedroom,
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couch & slide out. $10,000.
(863)467-2309 or email
FIESTA XRT '88, Motor Home
318 cu. eng, 55K mis. Needs
minor repairs. $2500. or best
MOTORHOME- '83 Honey,
Exc. cond. 36,000 Orig. mi.
Sleeps 6. Good tires, Runs
good. $5200. 863-467-8161
RIALTA '99- 23mpg, non
smoke, 1 owner, 40K miles,
tow pkg, $35,000
RV BOUNDER,'87, 35', 41.5k
mi. New tires, awning & Frig.
Screen/Rm. Lots ext/int stor-
age, $8000. (863)675-2339
SCREEN ROOM- Zips to 35'
motor home awning. Paid
$600 asking $200
Earn Sma utra cash.
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Caloosa Mobile Homes, Inc.
New mobile home for family
ready to move in.
321-427-9726 or 863-675-4300
35ft. Cargo Trailer
30ft. Rolle Travel Trailer
28ft. Wilderness Travel
28ft. Nomad Fifth Wheel
40ft. International Fifth
12x34ft. Park Model
40ft. Rolle Fifth Wheel
28ft. Mallard Fifth Wheel
Park Model Dealer
HOLIDAY RV SALES
US Route 41 South
between Alico and
Ft. Myers, FL
ROYALS INTER'L- 40', 2 slide
outs. Rear kit. Corian tops.
New carpet/blinds. $14,500.
1993 with trailer. Runs good.
ANCHORS, Fenders, outrig-
gers, $50 for all or will sep-
DIRT BIKE- '02 Honda XR80R,
Excellent condition. $1000.
KAWASAKI KZ1000 '82-
Runs and looks real good.
Asking $2500 or best offer
YAMAHA 750 Special 1979,
Dry Shaft, Runs great. $600
Lost title. (863)467-2609 af-
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Foreign Cars 4030
Four heel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks 4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utilty Trailers 4065
$500 POLICE IMPOUNDS
Cars from $5001 Tax Repos,
US Marshall and IRS sales
Cars, Trucks, SUV's, Toyo-
ta's, Honda's, Chevy's &
morel For Listings Call
CHEVY CAVALIER'S- For parts
1-'95 Good trans. & body &
1-'96 Good motor. $300. for
DODGE STRATUS '98: Every-
thing works $2000 or best
FORD T-BIRD '94 & Mercury
Cougar '88, excellent body,
bad motors, have motors.
$600 neg. (561)676-0427
LINCOLN TOWNCAR 1986,
A/C, Excellent condition. Gar-
age kept. $900 or best offer.
(772)618-0607 Ft. Pierce.
PONTIAC GRAND AM 1990:
Only 36,000 original miles.
MR2 1988, Hard to find. Fun
carl Sunroof, manual, white,
great mileage, FM/CD, Good
shape. $1500 (561)924-2208
TOYOTA COROLLA LE, '99, 5
Speed, Loaded, Very clean,
DODGE RAMCHARGER- 5.2,
V-8, Good condition. Many
extra mopar parts. $2500. or
best offer. (239)369-9725
JEEP GRAND WAGONEER
1991, 4x4, Good for work.
Approx. 80K org. mls. $1200
or best offer. 863-675-4079
GAS CLUB CAR '95 Recondi-
tioned. $1695. 863-675-1472
GOLF CART, 4 passenger, ex-
cellent shape, $1200.
CHEVY TRANSMISSION- 4
speed, w/clutch and fly-
wheel, $450 (863)697-3895
King Pin Locks w/ keys (2), to
lock down trailers. Also an-
tennas for radios (2). $100
for all. 772-812-3300
PICKUP TOOLBOX: Fits Dodge
Dakota '94 '04. Black UWS
diamond plate. $100 neg.
SUPERCHIP #3714- Fits '03
Dodge Hemi 5.7. $150. Call
TIRES & RIMS- 4, New,
LT275/65R20 on 20" Spoke
rims. Fits Fords & GM's $950.
(863)357-1784 or 634-2454
TIRES(6): 35x1250x16.5, Su-
per Swamper TSL Radials, 4
w/ good tread, 2 spares.
$300 neg. 863-634-1890.
Year in Review
Christine Nolan brought 25
years of experience to Senior
Connections of Southwest Flori-
Hendry County sustained its
27th fatality for 2005 Wednesday,
Dec. 28. According to the Florida
Highway Patrol, 54-year-old
Deborah Davis Haywood of
Clewiston died after a two-car
crash at Birchwood Parkway and
E. Cowboy Way. The crash
occurred at 7:25 a.m. in heavy
Dr. Neftali Fernandez, new
director of the Hendry/Glades
Health Department, feels that
touching the child is the gateway
to healing an already stressed
population of migrant workers.
This Cuban-born pediatrician is
well aware of the blessings he
has received over his lifetime.
Healing sick children and easing
the burden of their parents is his
way of "giving back."
US Sen. Bill Nelson addressed
issues near to the hearts of
Hendry-Glades residents at his
annual Town Hall meeting in
LaBelle. Specifically, he wanted
to talk about environmental
issues including off-shore oil
drilling and Everglades Restora-
Florida Community Bank,
Southwest Florida's oldest local-
ly owned community bank, has
pledged a lead gift of $30,000
toward Edison College's "Help
Grow A Campus" capital cam-
paign. The 82-year-old bank has
ten offices throughout Collier,
Lee, Hendry and Charlotte coun-
On Jan. 12, area officials,
developers and residents heard
an initial presentation on a mas-
ter utility plan for the entire
Cooperation is the watch-
word for the state. However, to
the county, it means initiating a
regional water authority with
representatives from each entity
on the board. The City of LaBelle
has a different idea of coopera-
tion. The city wants to continue
running its own utilities the way
it has been.
A school campus is no place
for weapons or look alike toys.
That is the lesson the LaBelle
Middle School administration
hopes students got loud and
clear Friday, Jan. 20,. after two
contraband items were discov-
ered on campus in two separate
Each of the individual schools
and departments across Hendy
County chose one of their top
notch employees to vie for the
2006 District Employee of the
Year. The winners from each
school will be honored at a
luncheon celebration on Jan. 31
at Forrey's Grill in LaBelle.
LaBelle High School winner is
Lucy Heflin, who has been the
front desk receptionist/clerk typ-
ist for six years. LaBelle Middle
School winner is Peggy Rogers
has worked for the Hendry
County School System and LMS
for 22 years; Edward A. Upthe-
grove Elementary School winner
is Regina Singer who has been
with the Hendry School District
for 21 years; the last four years at
the UES computer lab; LaBelle
Elementary School winner
Margie Puletti has been an ESE
Paraprofessional for Glenda Har-
ris for 23 years; Country Oaks
Elementary School winner Doris
Faherty has worked as a para
professional with first graders at
COES for seven years;
mechanic Jeff Perry.
Growth was in the air. Top-
ping the list of new permits for
2005 were new residential units
with 317 permits issued for unin-
corporated Hendry County. The
total value of the homes is
$45,855,977.00 and the county
received.$426,686.08 in fees.
Along with other permits
(including renovations, demoli-
tions, electrical, plumbing, pool
installations, structural inspec-
tions, fences and so on) the
county issued a total of 2,044
building permits last year for
structures valued at
$76,400,319.56 and realized
$763,628.14 in fees.
Of the 550 teachers in Hendry
County, Martha Way stood out as
Teacher of the Year a Golden
Apple teacher. Mrs. Way teaches
Pre-K ESE at LaBelle Elementary.
She has also taught at Clewiston
Elementary, Clewiston Primary
and the Clewiston Third and
Fourth Grade Center.
In fact, her eye-popping, ear-
pleasing talent was one of the
big reasons that Maria Pridgen
won the title of 2006 Miss
LaBelle Swamp Cabbage Festi-
val. She backed up her trumpet
rendition of "Exactly Like You"
with singing and dancing to fin-
ish it off with a professional flair.
The first runner-up was Hali
Keel, who did an interpretive lyri-
cal worshipful dance to "I Can
Only Imagine," and second run-
ner-up was Valerie Cantu, who
brought the audience out of their
chairs dancing to music from the
cult favorite movie Napoleon
There was a tie in the Princess
talent contest between Mallory
Allen, who won the title, and
second runner-up Callie Burley.
Mallory's lyrical jazz dance to
music from Disney's The Little
Mermaid caught the judges' eye
as did Callie's sign language to
Celine Dione's "A New Day Has
Hendry County has 417
homeless; up from 225 the previ-
ous year. In a way, that's good
news because the amount of
funding available for services to
the homeless increases as the
documented numbers rise.
Much of the increase is attrib-
uted to the 645 Hendry County
homes destroyed by Hurricane
Wilma, according to Glenn
Price, who has been beating the
drum for the homeless since the
Hendry County Coalition for the
Homeless began several years
Reiko Niiya-Chow and her tal-
ented friends were to bring their
special blend of classical music
to town. The Concertmaster of
the Southwest Florida Sympho-
ny and violinist, this year Reiko
will bring violinist Danut Mure-
san, Rachel Cox on viola, cellist
Ilie Curteanu and Hideki Sunaga
on bass. Joining the profession-
als on stage will be LHS musi-
cians Nick Proverbs and Anna
South Florida Water Manage-
ment District (SFWMD)
announced its Acceler8 Pro-
gram, Hendry County was
included in the phasing ahead of
eight projects.Through collabo-
rative efforts including the Edu-
cation Center, the local school
districts and vocational schools,
a curriculum was developed to
provide for construction and
heavy equipment jobs. SFWMD
issued a check for $250,000 to
the Education Center of South-
west Florida. Another $300,000
will be available next year for
Hendry County counted its
first fatality of 2006 on March 2
when a 66-year-old Meadville,
Pa., woman died in a crash on
CR 833 12 miles west of Clewis-
The crash occurred at 2:14
The Federal Bureau of Investi-
gation awarded its "2006
Women in Law Enforcement
Leadership Award" in the state
category to Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation Commis-
sion (FWC) Lt. Pavilion "Pam"
A Michigan man became
Hendry County's second traffic
fatality of the year last week. At
6:30 p.m. on March 8, 47-year-
old Steve Sickles of Clay Town-
ship, Michigan, died after his
motorcycle struck a dog.
Cancer survivors and care-
givers took the first lap of the all
night American Cancer Society's
Relay for Life at LaBelle High
School last weekend. They
proudly display the Relay for life
banner to kick off this very suc-
cessful and emotional event.
Project H.O.P.E. volunteers in
bright yellow shirts canvassed
even six months after Hurricane
Wilma hit this area, leaving over
600 homes in Hendry uninhabit-
able. In Glades, some 35 homes
were destroyed and 169 sus-
tained substantial damage.
The City of LaBelle was ask-
ing its water customers to go
easy; just a few weeks earlier
Port LaBelle was forced to do
likewise. It was the dry season
and there were a whole lot more
people drawing water from
those utilities than ever before.
The situation is aggravated by
the city's outdated waterplant's
limited ability to produce
Now convicted sexual offend-
ers must register at their local
sheriff's office and re-register
twice annually in their birth
month and six months thereafter
each year. Sexual predators must
re-register every three months.
They must report changes of
address within 48 hours.
The Hendry County Sheriff's
Office took down two marijuana
growhouses in less than 72
hours last week.
According to Sheriff Ronnie
Lee, this is the tenth marijuana
growhouse discovered and
destroyed in Hendry County dur-
ing the past 13 months.
Marchers displayed the Amer-
ican flag as they protested
HR4437, the House bill that
would criminalize undocument-
ed workers. Students staged the
peaceful demonstration before
school Tuesday, April 11.
The City of LaBelle passed
Phase II mandatory water use
restrictions. The action was
taken at the April 13 city com-
mission meeting. Water usage
has pushed the city's water plant
to near capacity in recent weeks.
The board made the decision to
ensure that sufficient water is
available for all city water cus-
A man died during the early
morning hours of Tuesday, May
2, when his car careened into the
river at the end of Main Street.
The identity of the driver was not
known at presstime, as he was
carrying no identification.
Hendry and Glades County
Boards of County Commission-
ers came together in a historic
joint workshop meeting, dis-
cussing mutual issues ranging
from the health of Lake Okee-
chobee and the Caloosahatchee
River to the need to plan bicycle
The City of LaBelle was
changing, with new businesses
and housing sprouting up every-
where you look. Just with the
new construction "on the
books" right, those that have
already received permits. There
are a lot more in the planning
stages, to be sure.
On Tuesday May 9, at 5 p.m.
Mr. Randy Bengston, Director of
Public Safety told the county
commissioners that Hendry
County is at a Keetch-Byram
Drought Index of 642. The index
ranges from 0-800 with 0 being
the most wet and 800 being the
most dry. The Governor has
declared a state of emergency
due to fires because it's been so
dry. The board agreed that there
will be absolutely no burning.
Examples of fires banned includ-
ed burning yard waste and trash
or open campfires. This does not
include any burning permitted
by the Division of Forestry
(DOF). This ban is in effect until
further notice. Hendry County is
on high alert for fire danger.
Commissioners also consid-
ered the possibility that the Lake
Okeechobee levee might not be
able to withstand a hurricane
and possible hurricane evacua-
tion issues due to overcrowding
By the time James Holland
and Andy Whitbred got to the
truck scales on SR 29 Wednes-
day, May 10, folks were already
hanging around, waiting to get a
good look at what might just be
a record setting shark. The fish
tipped the certified scale at the
truck weigh station on Main
Street at 740 pounds subtract-
ing ten pounds for the rope and
hook (ten pounds is the mini-
mum graduation on the scale)
they easily beat the current
record of 620-pounds on 80-
pound test. The big fish meas-
ured 13' 4."
Two hundred and fifty-two
graduating seniors gathered on
the LHS football field to be hon-
ored May 20 as the sun shone
brightly. Generations after the
category known as Baby
Boomers (born in the years fol-
lowing WWII when men and
women were making up for four
years of lost time) are further
removed and therefore have a
different, less personal connec-
tion with them. Those men and
women who saw this country,
and the world, through the
biggest crises of the 20th Centu-
ry (including the Great Depres-
sion) are growing fewer and
fewer. It's a group made up of
heroes, great and small. In that
Henry L. Mills was a standout.
Memorial Day is a fitting time to
recall men like Maj. Mills, and all
those who, throughout the
years, have simply yet nobly
"done their duty" to this country.
Now 60 years old, Rudy
Grimaldo can be found this time
of year doing what he loves best
coaching the Little League
Marlins at Davis-Pratt Field. A
trim 125 pounds, he looks
healthy and vital, watching his
boys play and offering them the
advice he's been lovingly dis-
pensing for many years. He
looks pretty much the same, but
inside he's a changed man in
several ways. Rudy received a
double lung transplant in August
of 2002 a gift he tries every day
to be worthy of.
Lucinda Kelley, Dean of Edi-
son Hendry/Glades campus, is
very excited about the current
and future status of Edison. In
the 2005-2006 year there were
about 470 students that attended
the LHS Edison campus. Four
hundred were degree seeking
and 70 were non degree seeking.
Their ages ranged from 15 to
over 60. There has been a 24.75
percent increase at the LHS cam-
pus in the last two years, which
is above the projected growth
The 12th annual Black Her-
itage Festival/Reunion brings
people back to Ford/Sunset Park
the third Saturday every May.
This year the festivities were
expanded with an Old Timers
Dinner on Thursday, a Youth
Night talent show on Friday and
park events and an adult dance
The Homeless Coalition of
Hendry County is gradually pro-
gressing in its effort to help those
who find themselves without a
place to call home.
The small group has taken
significant steps toward opening
a small homeless shelter here in
Y Community Links. Individual Voices. A
LaBelle. The group has been
assured by the Hendry County
Building Department that they
can tap into Freedom Fellowship
Ministries' septic system. They
plan to set up a 12x30' shed with
8' ceiling as temporary shelter.
Finishing off the inside will
provide space for a single person
or small family. It is expected
that clients could stay for up to
three days, but could be reevalu-
ated for another two days if nec-
Jim Eden was awarded the
Rotarian of the Year Award. He
has been a member for 58 years.
When he came to the LaBelle
chapter in 1990 there were only
six members. Now there are 34
It looks like the residents of
LaBelle could have good water
coming from their faucets in
about three years. City commis-
sioners have been researching
the issue for many months, but
took the first concrete stop
toward financing an actual
waterplant at their June 8 meet-
The city is looking at building
a reverse osmosis plant. It is the
standard for southwest Florida
and may be changed to meet
new requirements; it may be
easily expanded as necessary
and produces high quality water.
LHS Principal Paul Puletti
stood on the street corner in Fort
Myers as a drag queen thanks to
his youngest daughter, Sandi,
who volunteered him for a
WINK 96.9 contest for Father's
Day called "Dad's in Drag." He
received approximately 75 per-
cent of the votes out of 580 from
June 30 was Paul Puletti's
official last day as LHS principal.
When asked why he was moving
on Mr. Puletti simply said, "It was
time." "Everything was moving
upward; the school grade
increased, the staff was coming
together and the school would
be in good shape for the new
person coming in after being
repaired and landscaped." He
felt as though he was leaving the
school in good condition.
There was a luncheon held
on June 5 to honor Janis David-
son's volunteer work with the
crisis pregnancy center and her
retirement from the board. Janis
said, "I was a part of a group of
women here in LaBelle who saw
a need for a crisis pregnancy
center for women in Hendry
County and began searching for
a way to meet that need. Some-
where in the mid 80's, I believe,
we, as a group of volunteers
became a satellite office of Shep-
herd Care Ministries of Holly-
wood and Ft. Lauderdale. Years
later we incorporated as Pre-
cious Life Center of LaBelle."
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TRAILER HITCH- Off a Buick
Century. Good condition.
TRANSMISSION: '97 Chevy
S10, w/ 4.3 engine. Will de-
liver from Ft Pierce to WPB
CHEVY '83, /2Ton, 350 auto.,
2wd, new motor, only 36K
mi. Must seel $1100 neg.
CHEVY- '88, 3/4 ton, 4x4, 400
small block, 4 speed With
low 1st gear, $1000.
CHEVY PICK UP '93: Dually,
white, clean, 2 door,
custom, big block / auto.
FORD F350- '89, Diesel, 4
door, 5 speed, 4 new tires.
A/C works. $4700. or trade
for F250 (863)673-6819.
FORD F350 DUALLY '90, 460
engine, Gas, runs good.
$2500. See at: 6420 Hwy. 98
FORD RANGER- '97, Good
Cond., runs good, $2000
(863)675-8104 Iv msg.
FORD EXPLORER SPORT- '91,
2 door, needs work, runs,
KIA SPORTAGE '98- runs
great; $4000 or best offer
REESE TRAILER HITCH- load
leveler, complete, $125
CHEVY, '94, Excellent running
condition. Very dependable.
$900. or best offer.
CHEVY VANDURA 1991 w/TV
& VCR, White w/blue trim.
Asking $2250. neg.
DODGE CARAVAN- '94, 3.3L,
V-6, Runs good. $750. or
Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500
Pursuant to Chapter 298.12, Florida Stat-
utes, a meeting of landowners of BAR-
RON WATER CONTROL DISTRICT will
be held at 10:00 AM, January 18,
2007, at the District office on 3293
Dellwood Terrace, Port LaBelle, Florida
The purpose of the meeting is to elect
one member of the Board of Supervis-
ors and review annual reports.
Landowners may cast one vote for each
acre or fraction thereof owned, either
in person or by proxy.Proxy forms are
available by calling 863-675-0346.
The Board of Supervisors will meet im-
mediatelyter adjournment of the
This meeting is open to the public.
Mark D. Colbert, Chairman
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