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At a Glance
The Salvataion Army is still
in need of bell ringers for its an-
nual campaign for the last week
before Christmas. The last day
will be Christmas Eve. If you're
interested, please call the Salva-
tioh Army at 674-1441.
Assembly of God Fam-
If you have known Pastor Cliff
and Kathy Avery for very long
you will enjoy Christmas Eve Ser-
vice at LaBelle Assembly of God.
This year the boys, now grown
and bringing grandchildren will
be a big part of their Christmas
Eve Service. Pastor David Avery
and ministering wife Lisa, along
with Alyssa 15 and Nick 10, will
be telling the Christmas Story to
everyone this year. Alyssa will
also be singing, "It's Not Too Far
From Bethlehem." Son Troy Av-
ery will sing "Joseph's Song" and
grandson John Avery will run the
sound system. The lanterns will
be lit and there will be candle
light communion served. Ev-
eryone is welcome! The service
starts at 7 p.m. LaBelle Assembly
of God is located at, 123 Fraser
Ave. across from the "Edward
Upthegrove Elementary School.
For more information call, 675-
0900 and ask for Kathy.
The Education Center of
Southwest Florida with the fi-
nancial support of the SFWMD
is coordinating construction
trades worker classes for local
residents. Anyone interested in
receiving training in this pro-
gram is encouraged to complete
an application and submit it to
any career and service center,
economic development coun-
cil office or the Education Cen-
ter in LaBelle. The next class is
planned to start on Jan. 14, on
Dellwood Terrace in Port La-
Belle. Tuition is provided by the
SFWMD and training by Steeltek,
a local construction manufactur-
ing company. The course is five
weeks and classes run from 8:30
a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through
Friday. Students are responsible
for their own transportation. The
course consists of safety, con-
struction math, employability,
hand tools, power tools, blue-
print reading and training lead-
ing to CPR, first aid and OSHA
certification. Upon successful
completion of the class, students
will receive NCCER ( National
Center for Construction Educa-
tion and Research) certification
and a tool belt with tools to go
to work. For more information
call program coordinator Sonny
Hughes at (863) 675-6800. The
Education Center is now located
at 4930 Hwy 29 South.
Christ the King Lutheran
Church will hold a Christmas
service on Monday evening at 4
p.m., Dec. 24. The New Year's
service will be on Monday, Dec.
31, beginning at 4 p.m. Regular
Sunday services begin at 9 a.m.
with Bible Study classes begin-
ning at 10:15 a.m. For more infor-
mation please go to the church
website at Christthekinglabelle.
ws. Or stop by the church locat-
ed at 350-C.R. 78, four tenths of a
mile west of Highway 29.
See Page 2 for information about
how to contact the newspaper.
Community Links. Individual Voices.
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Severe water shortage felt
One day a week
West Palm Beach -- For the
first time in the agency's history,
the South Florida Water Manage-
ment District (SFWMD) has de-
clared an extreme District-wide
water shortage, directly affect-
ing more than five million South
Florida residents and thousands
of farms and businesses. At its
monthly meeting, the District's
nine-member Governing Board
adopted a groundbreaking water
shortage order, instituting a one-
day-a-week watering schedule
for residential landscape irriga-
tion to conserve regional water
supplies. Landscape irrigation
accounts for up to half of all
household water consumption
in Florida and totals more than
seven billion gallons per day na-
"Today's order represents the
most stringent landscape irriga-
tion measures that this agency
has ever had to impose, but we
believe it will significantly help to
protect and stretch our regional
water supplies," said SFWMD
Governing Board Chairman
Eric Buermann. "We appreciate
the public's understanding and
compliance with these neces-
sary restrictions that will result in
measurable water savings."
Highlights of the Modified
Phase III water shortage order,
which will be enforced begin-
ning January 15, 2008, include:
Residents and businesses of
Okeechobee, St. Lucie, Martin,
Palm Beach, Broward, Miami-
Dade, Monroe, Hendry and
Glades counties are limited to a
Picture of Holiday Spirit
one-day-per-week landscape ir-
rigation schedule with two "wa-
Odd street addresses may ir-
rigate lawns and landscapes on
Monday between 4:00 a.m. and
8:00 a.m. or 4:00 p.m. and 8:00
Even street addresses may ir-
rigate lawns and landscapes on
Thursday between 4:00 a.m.
and 8:00 a.m. or 4:00 p.m. and
Residents and businesses
with more than five acres have
expanded irrigation hours, be-
tween 12:00 a.m. and 8:00 a.m.
br 4:00 p.m. and 11:59 p.m. on
their designated irrigation day.
Residents and businesses
in Lee and Collier counties are
limited to one-day-a-week wa-
tering during specific four-hour
"watering windows" directly as-
sociated with their unique street
Hand-watering with one hose
fitted with an automatic shut-off
nozzle is allowed for 10 minutes
per day for landscape stress relief
See Water Page 2
Jail will farm
With the population reaching
as high as 273 prisoners at one
point the maximum popula-
tion is set at 193 the county
commissioners are beginning
to deal with overcrowded condi-
tions at the Hendry County Jail.
Sheriff Ronnie Lee brought the
problem to the board's atten-
tion at their Dec. 11 meeting. He
later said some of the weekend-
ers stay in the partially enclosed
recreation yard while they're
housed in the jail, preferring that
to being incarcerated with the
Commissioner Bill Maddox
suggested that the county look
for other jails to house some
prisoners while options for a
new jail are considered. Sheriff
Ronnie Lee said his staff is work-
ing to find other facilities where
prisoners can be relocated. Com-
mission Chair Janet Taylor noted
that there are a number of main-
tenance issues in the old jail as
well. Commissioner Darrell Har-
ris sited severe safety factors in-
cluding sharp edges, a door that
won't close and a fire alarm that
doesn't work. Sheriff Lee added
that the elevator sometimes gets
stuck. The current jail was com-
pleted in 1987.
Helms Road Extension
See Jail Page 2
City to look at
Caloosa Belle/Patty Brant
From Saint Nicholas, the revered gift giver of the Fourth Century into the 21st Century
the name continues to bring smiles to old and young alike. Although he looks slightly
different from country to country and customs vary Saint Nicholas Sveti Nikola,
Sankt Nikolaus or Santa Claus to his friends in LaBelle has never lost his power to
evoke thoughts of peace and well being. People over the years could hardly have found
a better model real or imagined than the benevolent respecter of all people known
as Santa Claus.
By Patty Brant
The LaBelle Heritage Muse-
um's Christmas Open House
on December 6 was a smash-
ing success. Over 50 friends,
neighbors and dignitaries of
the Community joined in the
festivities; touring the Museum,
meeting new friends and in-
dulging in yummy Christmas
Cookies and Punch.
The seven charming ladies
were the delight of the evening.
Six young girls age five and
into the teens with their lovely
mother. Ida Kirby regaled the
group with stories of her youth
in LaBelle and Hendry County.
Guests included Mayor Paul
Puletti, County Commissioner
Darrell Harris and Sheriff Ron-
The folks at the Heritage
Museum have many plans for
the coming year.
Don't forget, the museum
general membership meet-
ings are now held at El Tarasco
Restaurant on S.R. 80 at 7 p.m.
the first Thursday night of each
month. Those who wish to eat
before the.meeting should come
at 6 p.m. Each member will be
responsible for the payment of
their orders from the restaurant.
The general membership
meeting will be held January 3
at El Tarasco Restaurant at 7 p.m.
The board meeting will be Jan.
14 at 1 p.m. at the museum. The
general membership meeting
February 7 will feature Joseph
Thomas, long time LaBelle res-
ident and instructor at Edison
Of course, the annual Old
Timers Dinner will be held
Thursday, February 21. Watch
for more details later. There
will not be meetings June, July,
August and September.
Watch for a very special
event to be hosted by the La-
Belle Heritage Museum in the
near future. From March 8-16,
the museum will host an ex-
hibit at the LaBelle Civic Center.
The group has extensive plans
for important museum qual-
ity exhibits from all walks of
Florida life. The exhibit will be
free with a special invitation to
school children for field trips.
By Patty Brant
Caloosa Belle -
The city commissioners
will be rethinking its ordi-
nance against all types of
street vending. Although the
board is still opposed to tra-
ditional street vending, it may
be disposed to allow specific
types of services on a case-by-
At the Thursday, Dec.13
county commissioners meet-
ing, Dolores Barney, who
said she had a hot dog stand
located at Ace Hardware for
a time, approached the com-
missioners. She had permis-
sion of Vision Ace and all the
appropriate licensing. When
she became aware of the
city's prohibition on street
vending, she closed down. At
70 years old, Ms. Barney said
she is unable to hold down
even a regular part time job
due to health concerns, but is
able to run her stand, which
See Vendors Page 8
Caloosa Belle/Patty Brant
Pictured from left: LaBelle Heritage Museum President Lynda
Rider, Gabriehl, 6, Talitha, 10, Joelle, 7, mom Julia Shock hold-
ing 4-year-old Sevyn, Mickaylaa, 12 and Aurielle, 16. The girls,
who are all homeschooled, said they enjoyed the.tour and es-
pecially the kitchen and fossil room. Here the girls get a lesson
in popping corn the old fashioned way from Heritage Museum
President Lynda Rider, daughter-in-law of H.A. Rider whose
home and office now serve as the museum. Built circa 1904,
the Riders moved into home in the early 1920s.
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Continued From Page 1
and to prevent plant die-off.
Low-volume irrigation, includ-
ing the use of drip and microjet
systems that apply water directly
to plant root zones, is not re-
stricted but should be voluntarily
Additional watering days and
times will be allocated for the
establishment of new lawns and
No restrictions apply to other
outside water uses, such as for
car and boat washing, pressure
cleaning of paved surfaces, deco-
rative fountains and water-based
recreation (e.g. swimming pools,
Golf courses must reduce their
allocated water use by 45 per-
"Our lawns do not need to be
watered more than once a week
during the dry season, and with
seasonal rainfall to help, it should
be more than enough to maintain
a healthy lawn," added Buer-
The new, mandatory restric-
tions apply to all water from tra-
ditional sources, including water
from public utilities, private wells,
canals, ponds and lakes. Users of
100-percent reclaimed water are
exempt from the restrictions but
are encouraged to conserve wa-
Continued From Page 1
The commission heard a pre-
sentation on four proposed alter-
nate routes for the Helms Road
Extension, which is planned to
run from the end of existing Helms
Road at SR 29 west to SR 80. The
alternatives included leaving the
current road as it is. However, the
board recognizes the need to ex-
tend the road to accommodate
expected growth. The proposed di-
vided four-lane road is intended to
meet a 7.2 percent average annual
growth between 2006 and 2030 on
SR 80 and 4.8 percent average an-
nual growth on SR 29 for that same
period. It will also provide east-west
Alternative 2, which was ap-
proved the by the commissioners,
includes a large loop around a wet-
lands area at the west end as the
road nears SR80.
The board approved a request to
amend the small scale comprehen-
sive plan amendment by changing
the future land use designation and
rezoning the 19.99-acre Weekley
parcel the old Evercane refinery
outside of Clewiston from agricul-
ture to industrial. It is part of a 200-
acre site to be used eventually as an
industrial park. Approval was rec-
ommended by the Local Planning
Agency (LPA) with the addition of
turn lane and buffer.
As per a request by Rep. Denise
Grimsley, the board has whittled its
Legislative Appropriation request
priorities down to just three. They
are: the Small County Courthouse
Improvements $500,000; Storm-
water Improvements Airport-Sears
$600,000; and Emergency Op-
erations Center Communication
Tower $350,000. Assistant County
Administrator Judi Kennington-
Korf assured the board that staff
will continue to work on all of its
County Attorney Mark Lapp
reported that the county's declara-
tory lawsuit against the Joint Trust
must be amended to replace retired
trustee Ralph Nicholson's name
with Lester Baird's. The county is
seeking to determine its right to
discharge water from the railroad
ditch into the C-l canal.
Mr. Lapp also reported that
placement of waterlines to Banyan
Village in Port LaBelle will proceed
soon. This will include three canal
crossing points also contested by
the Joint Trust.
Issues were raised concern-
ing Sky Valley, a 56-acre residential
subdivision under development
near Clewiston. The commission
approved its final plat in February
2006. Commissioners learned that
two key components of infrastruc-
ture have not been completed as
yet, although a $1.1 million letter
of credit was posted by the devel-
oper, Palm Developments, Inc. The
developer contends that sloping
lots toward the street for drainage
is required of the builder, not the
developer and that the connection
to US 27 is more extensive than an-
The county is working with
DOT, South Florida Water Man-
agement District and Chapter 298
drainage to allow the buyers of the
five homes ready for occupancy at
Sky Valley to move in. A temporary
tie-in with US 27 is under way. The
county intends to make a claim on
the letter of credit.
Restrictions Make a Differ-
Implementing water use re-
strictions has already proved ef-
fective during the continued re-
gional water shortage. Based on
data reported by 46 public water
utilities in Broward, Palm Beach,
Martin, St. Lucie, Collier, Lee and
Miami-Dade counties, an estimat-
ed 11.7 billion gallons of potable
water was saved since March 22,
when restrictions first went into
effect, through June 30. Savings
were most pronounced on non-
watering days. For example, one
day per week landscape irrigation
restrictions instituted in Broward
and Palm Beach counties saved
an estimated 130 million gallons
a day of potable water.
Surface water and ground-
water levels across much of the
District remain unseasonably low
and already are showing signs of
decline with the start of the dry
season in November. The water
level in Lake Okeechobee, the
source of water for the Florida Ev-
erglades and the primary back-up
water supply for five million South
Floridians, is at its lowest eleva-
tion ever recorded for the month
of December. At 10.16 feet above
sea level this morning, the lake
level already is so low that water
from the lake cannot be used to
replenish the regional supply.
Even with average dry season
rainfall, water managers expect
the lake level to drop over the
coming months below its all-
time low of 8.82 feet above sea
level, recorded on July 2, 2007.
"Our water resources are all
interconnected and our goal is to
ensure we have sufficient water
to meet regional demands dur-
ing the dry season," said Carol
Ann Wehle, executive director
of the SFWMD. "With a full six
months of dry season weather
ahead of us and the subsequent
water level declines that are
typical of South Florida's winter
and spring, we are heading into
For additional information on
the water shortage, irrigation re-
strictions or water conservation,
call the SFWMD's toll-free Water
Conservation Hotline at 1-800-
662-8876, visit www.sfwmd.gov
or contact a regional SFWMD
service center. Helpful water
conservation tips also are avail-
able at www.savewaterfl.com.
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Caloosa Belle, Thursday, December 20, 2007 3
Leadership program elects new board, officers
During their annual meet-
ing Dec. 8, Leadership Hendry
& Glades Counties prepared for
future programming by adding
new board members and electing
officers to the board to direct the
group and program through 2008.
The group also enjoyed viewing
LaBelle's Boat Parade that added to
the holiday festivities.
New board members are Kim
Hamilton. Danielle Toms, Deb-
bie Misotti, Sara Townsend and
Estela Hernandez. New officers
are Janice Groves, President; Tris
Chapman, Vice President; Cour
Curatolo, Secretary; and Deborah
Van Sickle, Treasurer. Rounding
out the board are Ron Hamel and
Now in its second year, the
leadership program takes a group
of twenty people through a series
of educational opportunities en-
hancing their perspective of the
community in which they live and
work. Civic, Cultural, Education,
Health, Agri-business, Growth
Management, Environmental, Ju-
dicial and Governmental learning
sessions are prepared throughout
a six-month period to provide
new leaders and existing leaders
an experience and education that
will help them with their careers.
The next session will be in
January when the group takes
on Agri-business by touring The
USSC Sugar Mill, Southern Gar-
dens, Alico Ranch, Graham Dairy,
and learns about organic farming
in Southwest Florida.
For more information about
Leadership Hendry & Glades
Counties contact Janice Groves at
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Above normal wildfire season threatens Glades County OUTHOUSE
GLADES COUNTY -- Local Flor-
ida Division of Forestry Rangers are
very concerned about the upcom-
ing wildfire season. Florida's wild-
fire season is 12 months long and
our most active part of our year is
typically December through July.
"We are preparing our equipment
and urging everyone to use caution
with any outdoor fires," said Senior
Ranger Danny Callahan. "Glades
County residents need to be aware
that outdoor burning has been the
cause of several serious wildfires
in the past. If you are unsure of
how to burn legally and safely, you
should contact the local office of
the Florida Division of Forestry or
the local fire department."
The Division of Forestry is ask-
ing every resident in Glades County
that lives near forested or wildland
areas to make their homes as
safe as possible from the threat of
wildfires by following FIREWISE
guidelines. Structures should be
surrounded by a lean, clean, and
green buffer zone extending out-
ward from the home at least 30 feet
in all directions. This area should be
free of highly flammable vegetation
and should be well maintained.
Accumulated leaves, pine needles
and twigs should be removed from
roofs and gutters. Hazardous ma-
terials including wood, vehicles
and propane tanks, should not be
stored next to the house.
Report all wildfires quickly to
the nearest fire department. If you
see anyone acting suspiciously
before, during, or after a wildfire
has started, please contact the toll
free Arson Alert Hotline at 1-(800)
342-5869. You may be eligible for a
reward of up to $5,000 for informa-
tion leading to the arrest and con-
vection of woods arsonist.
Ifyou want to know if your home
is at risk for a wildfire, you can con-
tact the local Division of Forestry at
(863) 655-6407 Highlands, or (863)
674-4000 Glades Counties.
Please visit our website at www.
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New numbers for
State Attorney's Office
The State Attorney's Office for
Hendry County, Twentieth Judi-
cial Circuit (LaBelle Office) has
a new phone number for anyone
needing to contact the main of-
fice number. The new number is:
(863) 612-4920. The new number
for the Hendry County Witness
Management Office number is
.(863) 612-4921 and the Glades
CountyWitness Management pro-
gram number is (863) 612-4925.
There is also a toll free number to
call: 1-(866) 249-3904 and the fax
is (863) 674-4037.
The mailing address for the
State Attorney's office is P.O. Box
387, LaBelle FL 33975 and the of-
fice is located at 1045 Pratt Boule-
Veterans of WW II
If you served in the military
and participated in the landing at
Normandy and/or contributed to
the liberation of France, during
the period June 6, 1944 May 8,
1945, please contact the Hendry
County" Veteran Service Office'
fi LaBelle: (863)"675-5250 of in
Clewiston: (863) 983-1491.
BINGO night open at
Monday night Bingo is back
at the American Legion Hall on
LAKELAND -- Florida Citrus
Mutual applauded the U.S. Sen-
ate Friday for passing the 2007
Farm Bill which, for the first
time, provides substantial fund-
ing for the fruit and vegetable
The Florida citrus industry
stands to benefit from the 2007
Farm Bill through the manda-
tory funding provisions for spe-
cialty crop programs. Specifical-
ly, mandatory funding for fruit
and vegetable marketing, crop
research and increased federal
nutrition programs that encour-
age children to eat healthier.
The Senate passed the $288
billion bill by a vote of 79-14.
"The $9 billion Florida citrus
industry is at a challenging time
in its history. We are facing sig-
nificant threats from diseases
such as citrus greening. The
2007 Farm Bill will help fund the
research required to defeat this
insidious disease," said Michael
W. Sparks, executive VP/CEO of
Florida Citrus Mutual. "The U.S.
Senate made a terrific invest-
ment in our country's fruit and
vegetable industry today and we
are very appreciative."
"On behalf of the 8,000 grow-
er members of Florida Citrus
Mutual we would especially like
to thank Senators Martinez and
Nelson for their leadership on
this issue," Sparks continued.
"We hope this momentum will
carry over to the Conference
Committee between the House
and the Senate."
West Hickpoochie Avenue. Early
Bird Bingo starts at 6:30 p.m. and
regular bingo begins at 7 p.m.
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NO RIGHT TURN: I just want to say that people shouldn't be al-
lowed to turn right on red at the traffic light on S.R. 29N. It causes a
problem. They think they have the right of way to turn right and expect
others to slow down for them.
In November, fifth grade students and chaperones attended an en-
vironmental field trip to Camp Ocala in the Ocala National Forrest. We
would like to thank the LaBelle McDonalds for donating breakfast on
the morning of our departure. We would also like to thank the LaBelle
U-Save for donating water and snacks for the trip. We really appreci-
ate the assistance provided by these companies to help make our trip
a success. Students had a wonderful time learning more about our
UES Fifth Grade
to restore your life
By Pastor Les Morgan
Caloosa Baptist Church, LaBelle
We all have needs that are a
part of our lives. We need love,
affirmation and a place or a
group with which we belong.
No one is exempt from the need
to be cared for, fed and appreci-
ated. Perhaps this is the reason
Christmas is such a joyful time
for ,many, as they express love
and friendship to those they care
When we don't feel loved,
and don't feel "connected" to a
group or a place, our lives feel a
strong void. Psychologists tell us
the sense of estrangement from
others during the holiday season
is a key reason so many will take
their lives. The longing to belong
is too overwhelming. When that
occurs, dying is more appealing
than living in the loneliness.
There is another need we all
+ face. It is the greatest need any-
one will ever encounter. In short,
it is the need for restoration. To
restore means, "to bring some-
thing back into existence or effect
again; to bring back to a former
or original condition; to put back
in a former place or position; to
reinstate; to return."
We talk about restoring many
things. There are businesses that
restore old cars into "like-new"
condition. Seminars are offered
to enhance and restore relation-
ships. Some have a hobby of
renovating antique furniture, and
selling it on ebay. These all dem-
onstrate the idea of restoration.
When you think about it, the
essential meaning of salvation is
restoration. To have encountered
Jesus Christ in a Biblical sense
means that we have experienced
the miraculous restoring power
of God. Upon placing our faith in
Him we believe Him to make all
things new in our lives spiritually,
psychologically, emotionally, and
Throughout the Scriptures,
we see the God of restoration.
We hear God's message from
John 10:10: "I have come that
they might have life and have it
The Psalmist prayed, "Restore
to me the joy of your salvation
and grant me a willing spirit to
sustain me" (Ps 5112).. God
promises, "I will restore you to
health and heal your wounds"
(Jer 30:17a). Paul the Apostle
declares, "Therefore if any man
be in Christ, he is a new creature:
old things are passed away; be-
hold, all things are new" (2 Cor
When the Apostle John re-
ceived the Revelation on the
Isle of Patmos concerning the
restoration of all things and the
beauty of the new heaven and
the new earth, he says, "And he
that sat upon the throne said,
'Behold, I make all things new"'
This Christmas allow the
Christ, whose birth is recognized
globally, to restore you. After all,
that is why He came. As you sur-
render your failures, problems
and challenges to your Heavenly
Father in faithful prayer, He will
make all things new for you.
Ask God for that this Christ-
mas. I believe He will supply that
in abundance towards you as
you dare to trust the Lord Jesus.
Dr. Les Morgan is pastor of
the Caloosa Baptist Church, lo-
cated 200 yards behind Flora &
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Letters to the Editor
Yes, Virginia, There is a
Just when I think there's no
point in fighting city hall (the coun-
ty, in this case), I learn otherwise.
And I learned several great lessons
at this past County Commission-
ers' meeting. I learned good things
about good people, about why
standing with others is standing up
for your self and why numbers re-
I learned that our community
and our neighboring community,
Alva, are filled with hard-working,
home-loving people who treasure
their rights to life, liberty, and the
pursuit of happiness, and they're
willing to fight to protect that at all
times! Concerns about the location
of a vegetative recycling plant in
our county united a mighty group
of people who, like the junkyard
dog, protected their property! (The
zone-change proposal that would
have allowed this was denied by
the commissioners, unanimously,
led by Commissioner Bill Maddox'
motion, and seconded by Commis-
sioner Darrell Harris.) It was a fight
for something seen as good for the
general population of the area and
for all of Hendry County.
Another lesson I learned was
that you don't stop fighting because
you think you might not win. Not
winning would have been a tragedy
for those of us who have fought so
hard, but quitting would have been
worse. It would have been like silk-
wrapping the 'other guy's' victory
as a gift and delivering it to him!
And when it comes to dealing with
those who are in positions of gov-
ernment, we should NEVER give
up. First of all, they need our help!
And second, some of them actually
want it and try to use it. (Can you
imagine not keeping an eye, an ear,
and a hand on the government!
Yikes! That's scary!)
The most important lesson I
learned from this last Commission-
ers' meeting, however, was the
importance of numbers. The area
for the proposed recycling plant
isn't in my neighborhood it's
closer to Alva and western Hendry
County neighborhoods. It's eight or
ten miles away from me. So why
should I care? I'm pretty busy! I'm
putting up with the nasty results of
a stupid county decision in my own
neighborhood, and believe me, it's
constant work to keep the results
from getting worse! If the Alva and
Western Hendry County residents,
however, had been left without the
coordinated support from residents
from other parts of Hendry County,
it's very possible that the recycling
plant would have received zone-
change blessings and be cranked
up and operating right now! Not
only would that destroy the qual-
ity-of-life environment in that part
of our local world, it would have
opened the door to every single
neighborhood in Hendry County
to other such ventures! Not in
your neighborhood today? Well,
don't stop thinking about tomor-
row! Pooling our resources, our
knowledge, skills, and contacts,
with other Hendry County resi-
dents and with our Alva neighbors
gave us our greatest power in this
last go-round. We had the numbers
because so many of us cared even
though it wasn't proposed for our
neighborhoods. I'm so glad I cared!
It's definitely in my best interest to
And one other thought about
numbers. Something other than
ordinances, codes, and regulations
is involved in government decision-
making. It's called public opinion.
Public opinion changes codes and
ordinances, and it changes govern-
ment officials! Public opinion pre-
vailed at the last Commissioners'
meeting in the issue of the recycling
plant because it was an informed
and rational opinion, and it was
represented by.dozens of people!
Hooray for numbers!
"PEACE on EARTH" in
Someone once said "You may
not be what you think you are-but
remember-WHAT you THINK--
This simple little statement got
me to thinking how easily we all
can become influenced by the
hype and commercialization that
passes for the upcoming Christmas
celebration. At the risk of exposing
myself in public, by not keeping my
"trap" shut, how many of you out
there remember when Christmas
was a season for giving and renew-
al of "Peace on earth and good will
When Christmas was Christ-
mas, not "Winter Break!" A Christ-
mas tree was a Christmas tree, not
a "Dream tree!" Annnnnnd God
was not subject to censuring by the
With that thought in mind I
would like to share with you a
prayer that I think might help re-
store some of the real meaning of.
Christmas. And by the way, you
might have noticed by now that
I continue to say Christmas and
Christmas only, as politically incor-
rect as that may be.
The prayer is called "A Five Fin-
ger Prayer." Starting with number
one it goes like this:
1) Your thumb is nearest you.
So always begin your prayers by
praying for those closest to you.
They are the easiest to remember.
As C. S. Lewis has said, "To pray for
loved ones is a sweet duty." Alive,
and or deceased, this sets a positive
thought pattern into motion.
2) The next finger is the pointing
finger. Pray for those who teach,
instruct, govern, protect and heal.
This would include teachers, doc-
tors, elected officials, military, law
enforcement, ministers, nurses,
and EMC persons. They need sup-
port, wisdom, courage and endur-
ance in ministering to our fears,
direction and salvation.
3) Next is the tallest, the middle
finger. It reminds us of our leaders.
Praying for the President, industry/
business leaders and administra-
tors. More than ever today they
need our prayers to guide the na-
tion and direct public opinion for
the major good of all citizens.
4) Number four finger is our
ring finger, and is the weakest of the
five. It should remind us to pray for
all those who are weak, in trouble
or in pain. Of the many, they need
prayers, night and day, without any
5) Don't forget the little finger.
This is the finger representing each
of ourselves and our relationship
with God and all others. For as the
Bible says, "The least shall be the
greatest among you." Our .pinkie
should remind us to pray for our-
selves, and by the time we pray
for the other four groups, our own
needs will be put into perspective.
Then, and only then, will we be
able to pray more effectively and
responsibly, and return to the true
spirit of Christmas.
So with that in mind, it's
"thumbs up" to all God fearing be-
lievers as you gather your families
and friends into the all embracing
loving arms of the Christ child, not
only at Christmas time, but every
day of the year.
T. W Bill Neville (Hendry Coun-
ty Citizen & Taxpayer)
Dear Editor and Caloosa Belle
At the Dec. 13, Commissioners
meeting, I watched, with interest.
and discomfort (I suspect, along:
with the commissioners) ponder-,
ing over whether or not to allow
a daycare to operate in a formerly
residential; changed to business,
While we all agree that daycare'
is sorely needed in this area, it is put
down because of a general attitude
of "not in my neighborhood". No
matter, in my opinion, that a resi-
dential area had been changed to,
business when people weren't-
looking. Not all residents want to.
attend every commission meeting
in order to see what the "planners"-
are up to. Maybe it would help if the
Agenda page for the meeting could
be printed in the Caloosa Belle, at
least in the edition preceding the
meeting. It doesn't seem fair to me,
that almost without warning, you
can be moved from a residential
area to a business area without
even leaving your home.
It seems to me that if a daycare.
cannot be located in a rural area
where constant comings and go-
ings are not as disturbing as in town,
that they should be located in the:
area of the schools where children'
yelling and screaming at one an-
other is the norm and expected. In
this day and age parents figure they,
cannot afford to stay home and take'
care of the pre-schoolers, therefore-
it would seem a good idea to me
for the daycare businesses to try.
and locate near the schools where
the rest of the family children likely
are already. Couldn't something be
worked out with the district for por-
table units on the school grounds,
rented from the district so as not to
be charging the taxpayers for child-
care. (We already have enough of
this) I think the idea of the school
district making us money instead of
costing us money would be a step
in the right direction. Many schools.
are already adopting policies of
providing rooms for children under
kindergarten age, which in my view
amounts to nothing more than tax-
payer provided daycare. We need
to avoid these plans at all costs if
we don't want continual raises in
our taxes, but we still need to ad-
dress the need for child care. Just
an idea to start with. If anyone has
more, I hope they suggest them.
Elsie N. Voorheis
Weather forecast for Hendry County
from the National Weather Service
LaBelle and surrounding area
Thursday: Partly cloudy, with a
high near 80. South winds will
be around 5 mph. There is a 10
percent chance of showers.
Thursday night: Partly cloudy,
with a low around 58. West
winds will be between 3 and
5 mph. There is a 10 percent
chance of showers.
Friday: Sunny, with a high near
81. Calm wind.
Friday Night: Mostly clear, with
a low around 58.
Saturday: Sunny, with a high
Saturday Night: Partly cloudy,
with a low around 57.
Sunday: Partly cloudy, with
a high near 73. There is a 20
percent chance of showers.
Sunday night: Partly cloudy,
with a low around 48.
Monday: Sunny, with a high
Understand your property tax choices
What are the benefits
The main benefit is that
it reduces your tax bur-
Currently there is up to a
$25,000 exemption on the as-
sessed value of your primary res-
idence, or approximately $437
off of your tax bill.
What will the benefits of
Homestead Exemption be if
Amendment 1 passes?
The main benefit is that it will
increase your tax relief.
If AMENDMENT 1 passes, the
exemption on the value of your
primary residence may go up to
$50,000. ($437 on the 1st $25,000,
plus, $188 on the 2nd $25,000,
which totals $626 off your tax bill)
"There are two key differences
between this new exemption and
the existing exemption:
The new exemption applies
to the value of the homestead
between $50,000 and $75,000.
Placing.the additional exemption
on the "third"' $25,000 of value en-
sures that most homesteads will
continue to pay some amount of
The additional $25,000 ex-
emption does not apply to
school district levies. By con-
trast, the existing Homestead Ex-
emption does apply to school tax
levies. The new exemption offers
fewer savings than the original ex-
emption, because it doesn't shield
homeowners from school district
Next week, in Part 2, we will
discuss the "Save Our Homes
Amendment" and "Portability."
For more details you may visit
our website at, www.hendry-
prop.com, or, you may visit one
of our offices in LaBelle or Clewis-
ton. You may also call us at, (863)
675.5270, in LaBelle and (863)
983.3178, in Clewiston.
Hendry County Property Ap-
Marines, HCSO cooperate in Toys for Tots
The U.S. Marine Corps Re-
serve Toys for Tots Program be-
gan in 1947 in Los Angeles CA.,
with the efforts of Major Bill
Hendricks (USMCR) who, notic-
ing there was no charity during
the traditional season, collected
and distributed more than 5,000
toys to children in the Los An-
geles area that first year. Since
then, the Toys.for Tots Program
has grown into a nationwide
effort, coordinated by the U.S.
Marines, to help disadvantaged
children learn the meaning of
holiday giving through the gift
of a new, unwrapped toy.
Hendry County Sheriff Ron-
nie Lee a retired Marine, his wife
Cathy and many Hendry County
volunteers along with Marines
from the Fourth ANGLICO sta-
tioned in West Palm Beach have
organized and conducted the
Toys for Tots Program in Hendry
County for the past 11 years. He
wants people to realize that Toys
for Tots donations are down this
year, nationwide, while requests
for toys are up no doubt re-
flecting the downturn in the
Charlie Barnes HCSO and volunteer Donna Guido help gath-
er up Toys for Tots donations with Sheriff Ronnie Lee and his
Sheriff Lee announced that
boxes for .toy collection have
been placed at the following
Hendry County businesses:
Florida Community Bank
Olde Cypress Community
First Bank of Clewiston
SunCoast Credit Union
Dollar General Store
Sea Coast National Bank
Sea Coast National Bank
Everglades Federal Credit
Hendry Regional Medicai
Sheriff Lee also announced-
that toys will be distributed this
year at the following locations:
Harlem Community Pavilion
Montura Club House Parking
Pioneer Community Center
LaBelle Kiwanis Thrift Store
Dates and time have not been
established yet and will be pub-
lished as soon as they are known.
For additional information re-
garding making donations to Toys
for Tots please call the Sheriff's
Office in Clewiston at 983-1440, in
LaBelle at 674-4060 or Cathy Lee
Caloosa Belle, Thursday, December 20, 2007
Caloosa Belle, Thursday, December 20, 2007
Construction job classes in January .
Do you want to learn the con-
struction trades? The Education
Center of Southwest Florida, Inc.,
ECSWF, offers classes necessary
to become proficient in the in-
dustry. The curriculum includes:
safety, hand tools, power tools,
construction math, blue prints,
basic rigging, employability skills,
masonry, carpentry, plastic pipe,
steel manufacturing and OSHA
Terms begin in January with
flew classes beginning approxi-
mately every six weeks until
September 2008, at Port LaBelle.
Training equipment includes
Construction Hand Tools, Power
Tools, Steel Manufacturing. There
are three levels of study:
Level I: Five weeks (8 hours
per day Monday through Friday
200 total hours) -- First Aid and
-- OSHA training with specific
application to construction
-- Safety, Employability Skills,
Blue Print Reading, Basic Rigging,
Construction Math, Masonry, Car-
pentry, Plastic Pipe, OSHA Stan-
dards, Introduction to Hand and
Level II On-the-Job Training
--Masonry Level II
--Mobile Crane Operations
--Ironworking Level I
--Electrical Level I
--Metal Building Assembly
--Masonry Level III
Construction Technology Vol-
ume I and II (On-the-Job Train-
--Wiring: Commercial and In-
--Masonry Units and Installa-
-- Roofing Applications
--Finishing Concrete -
--Copper Pipe and Fittings
--Introduction to Drain, Waste
and Vent Systems (DWV)
--Wall and Ceiling Framing
--Site Layout I-Distance Mea-
surement and Leveling
Instructors are National Center
for Construction Education and
Research certified. NCCER certi-
fication is received upon comple-
Student tuition may be provid-
ed in several ways: ECSWF schol-
arships, employer sponsorship,
Workforce funding; Farmworker
Jobs and Education Agency, pri-
vate sponsorships, Note: The
ECSWF will work with individual
students to cover the costs of the
Students are responsible for
their own transportation. The EC-
SWF will work with students to
After successful training, sala-
ries can range from $12-22 per
hour depending upon experience
A pre-training drug test may
be required at no cost to the par-
ticipant. The training site is a drug
free training site. Safety in con-
struction is a priority at all times.
For more information: in La-
Belle call Sonny Hughes, ECSWF
4930 S.R. Hwy 29 S, at 675-6800;
in Clewiston call April White, 215
South Francisco Street, at 983-
6138; in Moore Haven call Tracy
Whirls, 900 US 27 Southwest,
Doyle Conner Building, at 946-
0300; in Immokalee call Sylvia
Mendez, 614 South Fifth Street
Bethune Education Center, at
You don't have to hurt
Are you angry? Who is really
hurting the person you're an-
gry at, or you? We all deal with
hurts and'ills depression, illness,
abuse (substance or otherwise).
A gathering for a little talk, some
question and answer time, coffee,
might help. Check out "Move on
- Into Reality" at Good Shepherd
Church on Tuesdays at 6 p.m. No
admission, no pressure, all wel-
Adult education class-
The LaBelle Adult School will
be offering Substitute teacher
class, conversational Spanish and
Conversational Spanish and Com-
puter/Business classes. Sign up at
the LaBelle Adult School for the
new Winter term. For questions
concerning specifics on Adult Ed-
ucation Classes, please call (863)
New Clogging and Ka-
rate class to begin
A new schedule of classes is
set to begin at the LaBelle Pro-
gram Center. Karate classes will
be held on Wednesdays at 6 p.m.
for beginners, ages 4 and older.
They will be taught by a certified
black belt instructor, Jan Bass.
The classes began on Nov. 7.
Clogging classes are held on
Tuesday from 5:15 p.m.for be-
ginners ages 3-6 years; 5:45 p.m.
for ages 7 years and up as begin-
ners and also another class will be
open to teens and adults at 6:30
p.m. The first class has already
been started, but it is not too late.
Instructor, Pat Bedingfield, direc-
tor of Country Rhythm Cloggers
can be contacted at (863) 675-
4130. Don't wait, sign up now!
AA meeting times
AA meetings are planned. for
Tuesday at 8 p.m. (closed 12 Step
Study) and Thursday 8 p.m. (open
discussion) at the First Christian
Church, Ford St.,. LaBelle. We
have AA meetings Wednesday at
noon (open Big Book Study) Fri-
day at 7 p.m. (11th step Medita-
tion) and Sunday at 7 p.m. (open
discussion) also NA Monday at 8
p.m. (on the porch). CA Wednes-
day and Saturday, 8 p.m. (on the
porch) at the Church of the Good
Shepherd, Collingswood & Euca-
lyptus, Port LaBelle.
Boy Scouts meet
Boy Scout Troop 9 meets ev-
ery Tuesday evening from 7 8:30
p.m. at Carlson Memorial United
Methodist Church 310 Campbell
Street in Labelle. Boy Scouts is for
boys ages 11-18. Call (863) 983-
7719 for more information.
Cub Scouts meet
Cub Scout Pack 9 meets every
Thursday evening from 6-7 p.m.
at Carlson Memorial United Meth-
odist Church 310 Campbell St. in
Labelle. Cub Scouts is for boys
from first to fifth grade. Call (863)
983-7719 for more information
for the elderly
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This column lists arrests,
not convictions, unless oth-
erwise stated. Anyone who
is listed here and who lat-
er has the charges against
them dropped, or is found
not guilty, is welcome to in-
form the newspaper. We will
confirm the information and
Carlos Rincon, 24, was ar-
rested Dec. 16 and charged with
cruelty to a child without great
harm. D/S Josh Woods was the
Ignacio Martinez Perez,
29, was arrested Dec. 17 and
charged with concealed weapon
- firearm, using or displaying a
firearm during the commission
of a felony, cocaine possession
with intent to sell or manufac-
ture and smuggling contraband
into a detention facility. D/S R.
Shepherd was the arrsting of-
David James Novak, 37, was
arrested Dec. 16 and charged as
a fugitive from justice in state
6n a Brevard County warrant.
Joshua Garrett was the arresting
Jose Manuel Gomez, 28, was
arrested Dec. 15 and charged
with non-moving traffic viola-
tion driving with suspended
license third or subsequent of-
fense. Cpl. D Davis was the ar-
Hosea Lee Corker, 35, was
arrested Dec. 13 and charged
with aggravated battery caus-
ing bodily harm or disability
and robbery with a firearm. Inv.
Robet Archer was the arresting
A 17-year-old juvenile was
arrested Dec. 13 and charged
with aggravated battery caus-
ing bodily harm or disability and
robbery without a firearm. Inv.
Robert Archer was the arresting
Willie Earl Carter Jr. 27, was
arrested Dec. 13 and charged
with aggravated battery caus-
ing bodily harm or disability and
robbery without a firearm. Inv.
Robert Archer was the arresting
Dwight Christopher Billings,
18, was arrested Dec. 12 and
charged with contempt of court
- violation of injunction domes-
tic violence and aggravated bat-
tery with a deadly weapon. Cpl.
Horn was the arresting officer.
Regina Lee Kelley, 40, was
arrested Dec. 12 and charged
with chiild neglect without great
harm. D/S Larry Preece was the
Dara Michelle Hammock.
25, was arrested Dec. 12 and
charged on a warrant as a fu-
gitive from justice in state. D/S
Larry Preece was the arresting
Hermitano Luis Sanchez, 28,
was arrested on a Collier County
warrant as a fugitive from jus-
tice. D/S Larry Preece was the
JW Farabee, 49, was arrested
Dec. 10 and charged with lar-
ceny between $300-$5,000. D/S
Riordan was the arresting offi-
A 17-year-old juvenile was ar-
rested Dec. 12 and charged with
violation of probation of child or
absconding from commitment.
D/S Ty Marshall was the arrest-
Rockford Rickerts, Sr., 60, was
arrested Dec. 16 and charged
with DUI alcohol or drugs first
offense, fleeing/eluding a law
enforcement officer with lights
and siren active, attaching a reg-
istration not assigned, non-mov-
ing traffic violation driving with
a suspended license, aggravated
assault with a deadly weapon
without intent to kill and posses-
sion of marijuana without to sell
or deliver. D/S Josh Woods was
the arresting officer.
Juan Lorenzo Gonzalez,
54, was arrested Dec. 16 and
charged with non moving traffic
violation driving with a suspend-
ed license third or subsequent
offense. D/S N. Reed was the ar-
Adolfo Nathan Chavarra,
25, was arrested Dec. 15 and
chraged with possession of co-
caine. Cpl. D. Davis was the ar-
A 15-year-old juvenile awas
arrested Dec. 15 and charged
with aggravate d assault with
deadly weapon without intent
to kill and batterh touch of
strike. D/s Greg Henderson was
the arresting officer.
Jessica Maria Blake, 26, was
arrested Dec. 13 and charged in
a warrant with larceny grand
theft first degree over $100,000.
Kelvin C. Robinson was the ar-
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Amber Michelle Pharis and Joshua Wayne Golden
Mr. and Mrs. Gregory E. Pha-
ris are pleased to announce the
engagement of their daughter
Amber Michelle Pharis to Joshua
Wayne Golden, the son of Mr. and
Mrs. Wayne Golden of Alva.
The bride-to-be is a 2007 gradu-
ate of Florida Gulf Coast University
with a Bachelors degree in Nurs-
ing. She is currently employed by
Lee Memorial Health System at
Health Park Medical Center as a
Progressive Care Nurse. She will
resume her studies in January
at Florida Gulf Coast University
pursuing a Masters degree as an
Acute Care Nurse Practitioner.
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of the Reason for the Season with a live Nativity scene in-
cluding the Wise Men, angels and the Holy Family.
Hal D. Reid
Hal D. Reid, 91, of Moore Ha-
ven, died Dec. 9, 2007 in Clew-
He was born Mar. 27, 1916 in
Kenwood, Georgia.He was the
son of Luther Alexander Reid
and Ruby (Dorsey) Reid. He
served during World War II in
the Army from 1943 to 1946. He
also fought in Burma, China and
India in the Asiatic-Pacific Cam-
paigns. Hal received the China
War Memorial Badge and Rib-
bon, the Good Conduct Medal
and the World War II Victory
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Creek since 1983.
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and nephews, Norma Britton
Cave, Bonnie Britton McGar-
va, Josephine Friedman Scott,
Benita Bradford Bourque, Caren
Majewski Taylor, Jaime Majew-
ski Hemphill, Michael Francis
Majewski, Tamara Majewski Gil-
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a.m., at Akin-Davis Funeral
Home in LaBelle.
All arrangements were under
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James Thomas Self
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Thomas Self, 72, of Vinemont
and formerly of LaBelle, were
on Tuesday, Dec. 11, at Moss
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children; two great grandchil-
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was tucked away behind the
store and available only to store
employees and customers and
did not attract customers off the
Mayor Paul Puletti felt that
with the growth coming to La-
Belle it may be time to consider
a special exception process for
certain types of vendors.
Commissioner Dave Lyons
noted that the city needs to con-
tinue to protect its taxpaying
merchants from being undercut
by street vendors.
City Planner Shellie Johnson
was directed to look at establish-
ing criteria and conditions for
street vending to be presented
at the January board meeting.
Day care denied
The commissioners denied
another request to put in a day
care center in LaBelle. Richard
and Rita Dellatore were seek-
ing'a special exception to place
a small child care facility at 104
Hall Street to accommodate 20-
30 two to five year olds. The Del-
letoares had the required park-
ing spaces, fencing and other
safety measures in place. The
site is within business zoning.
However, the commission-
ers' sympathies were split by
concerns of a neighbor who
feared losing his serenity. The
Dellatores had made provisions
for the play area to be as far
away from the residence as pos-
sible and promised to stagger
times when the children would
be outside playing. In the end, a
motion by Commissioner Lyons
to approve the special exception
.with a 12-month review died for
lack of a second. Commissioner
Bob Miller moved to deny the
request because it was incom-
patible or inappropriate with ad-
jacent property use. His motion
was seconded by Commissioner
Greg Bone and supported by
Commissioner Hilda Zimmerly.
Mayor Puletti and Commission-
er Lyons voted against denial.
The board officially desig-
nated the first members of the
committee that has the respon-
sibility of organizing planning
for the 176-acre nature park on
the north side of the Caloosa-
hatchee River. Initial members
are: Margaret England. Craig
- Bartoshuk, Dr. Edward Elkowitz,
Glades County representative
Larry Luckey, Mary Ruth Prouty
and Rita Dunne. A letter from
Riverbend Estates Homeowners
Association, which has put forth
some serious concerns about
the proposed park since it was
first discussed, proposed two in-
dividuals from Riverbend, Billy
Marchal and Buddy Strickland,
who would be willing to serve
on the committee.
Mayor Puletti said the River-
bend residents are certainly wel-
come on the committee and he
will be in touch with them.
The mayor also reiterated
the city's commitment to the
park. Craig Bartoshuk, one of
the main movers in the nature
park plan, said he is organizing
a January tour of the property
for a number of key government
representatives, including De-
partment of Environmental Pro-
tection, Game and Fish, South
Florida Water Management and
the Corps of Engineers. The pur-
pose is to make an assessment
of native plants, habitat, endan-
gered and threatened species
and the shoreline so decisions
on what can and should be
done there can be made.
In other business:
Sheriff Ronnie Lee asked
the city commission to support
a request for the Florida Depart-
ment of Transportation to place
a caution light on S.R. 80 a quar-
ter mile west of the traffic light
at Cowboy Way. Although the
site is not within the city limits,
it does affect traffic coming into
the city from the west.
He also alluded to a problem
with allowing westbound driv-
ers to make a right turn on red,
heading north onto Ft. Denaud
Road, saying it is a very danger-
Superintendent of Public
Works, Michael Boyle told the
board the city has received a
contract proposal from Bryan
Paul for the new water plant
property and they are ironing
out several issues. He said Ap-
plied Technology Management
(ATM) is looking at inexpensive
ways to improve the color of the
city's water. To illustrate the is-
sue, Mayor Puletti had placed
a pitcher of clear bottled water
and one containing cloudy city
water side by side on the board's
dais. One day, the mayor prom-
ised, "You won't be able to tell
The final site for the new
water plant on the Paul property
has yet to be established. It is
partly contingent on the coun-
ty's final route for the Helms
The City of LaBelle has a
sharp new seal that evokes
the real hometown feel.
Road Extension, which was ba-
sically set at the Dec. 11 county
The city will be reworking
its commercial and industrial
district regulations. They should
be ready for adoption in Janu-
The city will be putting out
Requests for Proposals to resur-
face 3,350 feet of Bridge Street.
Phase two of the project will be
to put in a turn lane at Bridge
Street and Cowboy Way.
:* At the request of Conm-
missioner Zimmerly, the city
resolved to support a warning
signal on the north side of the
traffic signal on S.R. 29N.
The city will also put out a
resolution in support of the do-
nation of land in LeHigh Acres
for a hospice facility. Commis-
sioner Miller requested the ac-
The board also approved
use of the future Sports Park
on Forrey Road for the Swamp
Cabbage Festival carnival. The
request was made by Commis-
sioner Miller as the chairman
of the SCF Carnival Committee.
The motion was made by Com-
missioner Lyons, seconded by
Commissioner Bone and passed
4-0, with Commissioner Miller
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3BR/2BA 2006 DW MOBILE HOME NEW LISTING! 3BR/2BA Brick in Hwy 29 Frontage in Felda. 1 Mile
- Short Sale Make Offer! $115,000 w/extra buldablelot $264, from Collier Hendry Line. Reduced
2BR/2BA WELL MAINTAINED town w/extra buldablet. $264, from Collier Hendry Line. Reduced
HOME w/screened lanai. $122,500 500 $652,500
4BR/2BA HOME Owner Anxious. 2BR/2BA CREEKFRONT HOME QUIET RURAL MINI FARM IN
REDUCED $129,900 Pollywog Pointe Rd. $295,000 FELDA! 11+/- Aces at $25,500 per
DOUBLEWIDE MOBILE HOME ON 3BR/2.5BA CBS POOL HOME 2.000 acre.
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* $159,900 New 35BD2BA home s ith a split
floor plan. The master bathroom features a garden
tub and th111e kitchen has a morning Iroom.
* $189,900 Tlhli new i3li.) 21tB homie Is ,ituated
on a beautiful lo .'iThis hoite featuiles a spit floor
plan. The maIster thathroom lhas a garden ni b and a1
separate shower. The kitlcen Ihas an island with an
eCxra sink andi more. Don't let this one slip bh.
* $219,000 JUST REIUCEI)! Fish from your
own deck! 31BD/'2BA watuerront home, w/ enough
tires, aind on a corner lot loo! This home sits oil a
slnall canal andl Ias beautiful cermic tile loors &
carpet throughout. This home is very spacious for
a single family and is located in one of the best
areas in Labelle.
* $265,000 Looking fora hliote i the Gunnery
anid Buckinghaml area? This is itW! This beautiful
3BD/21IA ho1tme also has a den and a pool, and the
I ft chain link fence is perfect for your pets.
* $289,000 -. JUST REItDUCED)! Completely remodtl-
eled 13),2BA home in the city on .6 +/'- acres,
\\ithl a detached 2 car garage, fenced back \:md,
lanldscalping andt more. Call totlay!
SMobile home lots starting at $18,900. Call
* $50,000 JUST REDUCED! Looking for a
rental investment? This mobile home is located on
4 lots! Call today for more information.
* Stati g at $101,900 Please call about Moore
Haven Yacht Club models available & ready to
* $113,900 JUST REDUCED! Beautiful brand
B. tefafy Co.
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PRIVATE RANCH This 3/2 home has
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acres the barnstalls make this a perfect
country retreat. MLS #200769875
3/2 CBS HOME ON .34 +/-ACRES of
beautiful oaks & nice cul-dc-sac lot. There is
an additional family room with built in
shelves & ceramic tiles that has been con-
verted from the garage. MLS#200768380
POOL HOME IN 55+ COMMUNITY 2/2
w/Den offers location & convenience.
Home includes Hurricane shutters. Multi
phone lines & a grapefruit tree.
READY TO MOVE TO THE COUNTRY?
2005 Homes of Merit manluifalctd home
w/large screnell patio for breaklast & sun-
sets. 3111R/2HA, in Muse on 5.96 +/-acres
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238 BideSt LllFL333 83-7-86
S i sa nresU. Real-stateBroke
w vsotestfoidaraltgr'S S -S e I spano
new manufactured home tith 3 spacious bed-
ronoms and 2 bathrooms. A must see at this price in
a quiet North LaBelle area.
* $124.900 JUST REDUCED! Price Reduced
itl) 'BA Maniifa, Iurd ihlno uon 1.tS4 acres int
Muse. tHoe features a split floor plan. The living
area has a fire place. \Weill and septic tank are news
* $174,900 Thus home is a hidden treasure set
on 2.3 acres wilt huge oak trees. This 3BD/2.5BA
home lhas a huge litmily room featunng a beautiful
fireplace and a sepacite great room. This home also
las an enclosed in ground swinmsing pool. Tits is
a must see to appreciate. Call today f lor mltore inlfo.
* $187,900 Immaculate! Almost new -iBD/2BA
MH with imany upgaides, iust 2.5 yrs old. This
Ihoite is actss fromI tie river & boat namps. The
home tiatures a split floor plan. crown holding in
the living & dining room. porcelain sinks & Moin
faucet's. There is also an attached carport'&
* $275,000Just Reduced! Mini Horse Farm on
10+/- acres, sBD/3Ba mobile home, 9 stall barn
with concrete pass thru, tack room, roping arena
and a pond. Motivated seller!
- $300,000 3BD/2Ba mobile home on 5+/- gor-
geous acres in MSI)~tW1Lced in 2004, well
replaced in 2006, partially cleared with a pond.
* $775,000 Commercial zoned! 5+/- acre prop-
enry features a 3BD/3BA mobile home, pool, 2
harns, 2 sheds and much more!
* $375,000 Just Reduced! Great Development
Potential! This 27.59 +/- acre parcel offers great
opportunity for an investment, Call today for more
SPort LaBelle Lots starting at $17,600
* Lehigh Lots starting at $46,900
* Montura Lots starting at $32,000
* Moore Haven Lots starting at $18,900
* Clewiston Lot $ 21,500
* $395,000 Just Reduced! Looking for a com-
mercial building located on SR29 in the city of
LaBelle. Call today!
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GREAT PLACE TO LIVE, make life-long
friends and have some fin! Enjoy the club-
housc and swimming pool. This is a well
maintained home 2bd/2bth additional
screened porch & a hot tub.
JUST REDUCED! Lagoon view in back
yard! Price to Sell!!!! Double door entrance
makes a big impact to this beautiful CBS
3/2/2 home. You must see to appreciate!
BRING ALL OFFERS! MLS#200751464
BEAUTIFUL +/- 0.273 AC BUILDABLE
CORNER LOT located within city limits.
Close to church, schools, and stores.
Property has no1 improvements ind will
require septic. Price to sale at $49,900.
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THIS IS A MUST SEEl This beautiful
hose, Ih .i/i/? n/ nI
tile through out, granite counter tops, and
walk-in cloets. MLS#200769361
COUNTRY LIVING A beautiful manufac-
tured home 3/2 with 1.43 acres of land.
Property is fenced in with a wonderful fire-
place. MLS #200773874
GREAT DEALI This News 3/2 Home is locat-
ed in a quite location near several schools.
Lots of extras a must see to appreciate! MLS
2 BEDROOMS AND 2 BATHS This is
located very near to schools, shopping and
near to SR-29 and Cowboy Way. MLS
SECLUDED, LOVELY 2 STORY HOME,
with master bedroom on second floor: Has
a big master bath and large walk in closets.
First floor has high ceilings and a wonderful
oneln floor nlan:. MLS #200767710
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3BD/2BA, 2 car garage brick home in the city. Beautiful
corer lot with large LaBelle oaks, quiet street, area of
nice homes, Corian countertops, vaulted ceiling, lots of
tile, screened porch, suncrest shed & new yard with well
and sprinklers. $250,000 Call 239-243-6256
LABELLE'S BEST KEPT SECRET!
4596 Sandalwood Dr. 3bdrm, 2bth,
p.. ,1 home nestled on 1 acre oak
lillcd lot on cul-de-sac. Features
i.di. stnls appliances, custom hard-
.,d floors, walk in closets, dual
,.mliks, garden tub,vwalk in shwr,
p.... 1I/hot tub and more. $379,000!
Call Katie @ 239-344-6137
700 S. Main Street LaBelle, FL
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Investments Real Estate, Inc wwSO N cmI.
Donna Kane, Broker, Associates: Trisha Arnold, Denise Walker, Beverly Curtis,
Patty Walker, Wayne Simmons, Karen O'Steen, Frani Williams, Charlene Bowen
Classic 3/- riverfront home w/iden w/full bar, central vacu-
um, built-in desk in kitchen, breakfast bar. cedar lined clors-
ets, office, solar system, electric drapes in den/liing roni,
irrigation ssteni, security lights, raved circle driveway,
dock & ramp. -i' bay garage iwbathroomn & office.
Oak trees grace this .90 ac. w/3/2.5 home w/view of tihe
Caloosahatchee River. Features include wood, tile & carpet
flooring, plantation shutters, lanai & large private loat dock
w/lift. Community clubhouse includes pool, boat ramp &
tennis court. $749,000
Intracoastal riverfront home at a great price. 3 BR/2BA
w/boat dock, 12,000 lb boat lift, covered boat house. This
immaculate home has a den, screened lanai, breakfast
room, dining area, pantry Corian countertops, large walk-in
closets.Furnishings included. Hurricane shutters for river-
side of home. Lush lawn is irrigated from the river.
Charming 4/2/2 older brick home in Caloosa Est. w,/open
porch patio. Gorgeous riverfront w/boat dock & lift.
Fish & play on the river all day without tie burden of river-
front taxes. In Caloosa Est., this 3/2 split floor plan home is
on over 1/2 ac on a navigable creek w/direct access to the
Caloosahatchee River. $319,000
Nestled on 13.76 ac this impressive 1/6 estate abounds w/
h..ge master sue. Als.. fearing .p g, ,,,,en ,,& .
huge master suite. 6so featuring back up generator & unat-
+**+*+ HOnuMeS e *
* WATERFRONT! Picture Prefect! 3BR/2B custom built
home located in the ,;..; .., Caloosa Harbor S/D.
Features include an O1ii I'11.. It.l w/ canal fronlage &
direct access to the Caloosahatchiee River, porcelain tile,
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* New home under construction. A beautiful 3B1/3B
home that will Ibe finished in late July. Lots of upgrades
and lots of room. $240,000.
* Immaculate new construction CBS home just built inl
2006 features 3BR/2B, 2 car garage vaulted ceilings, and
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* 2006 3/2 CBS home located right outside LaBelle.
Plenty of room in this beautiful home with 2 car garage,
split floor plan, vaulted ceilings, large master bath and
many more features. Priced to sell! $190,000.
* This livable, loveable 3BR/1B CBS home with 4th bed-
room/office in I.allclle limits. Features include walk-in
closet, newer air conditioner, fenced backyard, irrigation
and a front deck to die for: Only $190,000.
* REDUCED Thle Price is Ight!... You could lie tihe
proud new owner of this 3BIV2B CBS ]ionic. Features
include vaulted ceilings, split floor plan, large master
suite, 2 cargarage, and much, much more! 'ITis showcase
can be yours for only $175,000
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w il., I 1 .:1 .. lt I iI .i . .. ..., 11, R /21B ihomll e.
Remondeledr kitchen and wonderful screened lanli on tihe
grecnbelt. Seize your chance at only $127,500
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* SHORT SAI.E! This 3B1V 2B home is priced for a quick
sale, being sold as-is with right to inspect. Wilh a little bit
of elbow grease and some imagination you can turn this
tached 5 bay garage Call for the expansive details.
3/2 CBS home on 20 +/- ac. Features include cathiedl ceil-
ings, buill-in entertainment center, hickory cibincis, screen
porch on front & back of home. Florida rxom overlooks a
stocked pond. Fenced & cross-lenced, l10x,00 metal work-
shop, S36x3( hors e barn w/ack room! $799,000
Country living' will be yours s rite owner of the 3/2 home on
7,67 fenced acres. Features a flaily room /Franklin stove,
large laundry room, screened lanai, 24x100 pole barn ,
37x50 barn w/ stalls & storage shed. $495,1000
3/2.5 home on ac. inI a boating cnmmurnity. Split floor plan,
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self cleaning in-ground pool in screened lanai. Oversized 2
car garage & separate detached garage. $475,000
2 store 3/2 home on over 3.5 ac. Endless possibilities exist
w/ the open room on the 2nd floor, dual A/C &8 newer
Kenmore kitchen appliances. 20'x 62' pole barn ,/ work-
shop. Horses are welcome! $439,000
Scenic setting in West (ji~on80 sq.ft. 3/2 home on
Bighom bigger Value ..-- -339,000
At this price !!SOLD!! ..... $325,000
5 ac. w/ 2 x 40 workshop & covered porches. $365,000
Nestled under the massive oaks, this large 4/3 concrete
' .1..I L ;... 0. 1, .....1. I 1..... In I pool on 4.5 oak
,il .i ,, ,. j , ,,,,.......... ii ,,,,,, I i lie. O outbuildings
include workshop, sheds and storage buildings. $325,000.
Wonderful CBS home on 6.68 ac offers endless possibilities.
Amenities include lrge l rooms, wood laminate floors, metal
roof, game room, movie room, pond w/islandt, horse barn &
into your (reial nome. p IIoe ,uuu
* Great investnnpent otetial! IB/V1B inome on a corner
lot. Homes needs snome work... but is priced to sell.
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* Need more 1, , .. . I'.: 1 I .I 1. ,,, Ius liv-
ing, This 4B1/2B home on 10+/- acres has it all, from it
spacious family room w/losoe fireplace, master suite w/
.iti,.. -i .,.. i i-. ,,,i .. ,i horses. This one is
* Size will surprise you! 2BR/21 home on 10+/- acres is
very well kept and former module home. Features a warm
comfortable living'room w/ gas fireplace, spacious
kitchen, front & real covered porches. $350,000
* 331Bi/2B manufactured home on 4.58+/- acres on Evans
Rd. This property features an additional home site witllha
pad, septic and electric. You can live in the existing home
while you build or use it as a rental. Only $195,000
* nlrll~rlt i i ii ih, i,,t -iin-i i n -Iii h i i ii,
on 1.25 corner lot in Monturai. liedone front top to bot-
tom witll its vaulted ceiling, stainless steel appliances,
spanish tile throughout, and much, much more. Come
see to believe. $165,000
* Waln country living without thie long drive lo tle city?
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2.29+/- acres Ion Case Rotl.linjoy thlle quiel & privacy plus
a woodl urningg fireplace, vaulted ceilings, and Texas
sized rooms! $165,000.
* Nice hole, good location, rcat price! This 311/21
hlonte is gj Cul tli g giM l l i dt lll,
shlopping.'Tl. if'f TL'-ri'" Cel rfifl TI. .flBl'rl ns,
and a screened porch. $153,000
SRelax thle rural way! Situated on 1.25 acs in growing
Montura, beautiful new 2006 3/2 nmnufacrured hlome
with over 1100 sq ft of living area ready for occupancy.
SEJllER FINANCING AVAILABLE! $149,900
S 863-675-0898 OFC ,
PERSONAL ATTENTION -
NIKKI YEAGER, Broker Associate PAUL ROSER, Broker
239/564-2005 cell 230/564-2002 cell
WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR? WHY RENT WHEN YOU CAN OWN?
COMMERCIAL & HOME LISTINGS
Commercial Location: 11i Hickpoochee St LaBelle
Prime location offering 2500 sq ft building and
Parcel currently a convenience store Zoned B1.
Call Cathy Lee for details. 863-673-3709
A hust See Home! Spacious, functional, well organized and
full of appeal inside and out. This 3BR/2BA home sits on 2
lots (1/2 acre)in Port LaBelle and features over 2,000 sq. ft.
Nith cathedral ceilings, eat-in kitchen, screened lanai, 2 car
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to scledutle your showing.
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fenced. Ready for you & \vour family O( $325,000.
iTainqult d\it & it-h :-l!i, t \tmt t 2 home illn ,11 et.b-
Ihcil. Ineighlxolti li oi lilneC home. c)liernll \.lultle Ccil-
ing',. tumbled itarilCe tiLplite & grainue couniterilO ovcr-
looking a Ipeacrful creek leading to the rivr. $319,000
BeautyI \\:.rmh & \atluIc You'll 1ind all lhree iin this .!2.5
CBS 3 soryn home within city limits. Features include 2 fire-
plac, office'den w1i : I h, 3nl Iloor game rnxon, & many
nore extras. $299,000
4122/2 with lots of room lor entertainment with
formal dining, hrbeikl.s nook & I ling and family nrimts. Sit
on your L C enelosCel ixprch with prin\:a provided bi a
large greenbelt. Liiurel Oaks S D. $280,200
On a trre cinopied street in LiBe.lle, 4- 2 '2 CBS 'ti home on
.-i2 ac wnirge mrai
3/2 CBS hone huilt in 'Fi tailed in Belmtn onl'Ir a lot of
livalilir. O .cring faniiy & living tim, formal dining, split
floor plan, new t1ie in '0- & fresh pai.n outside. Enjoy a pri-
:tae back tard rovrlooking canal. $235,900
*i2 within citv limits, close io everything. large iaks grace
the val of this split floor plan home, Pergo floors in living,
lining, master Iedroom & kitchen. Cerrmic tile in I tu &
carpet in oiltier Ihxdonxmis. rca honmi finor a growing finni-
Masterful design w/upgraded granite counters, plant
shelves, large master tbed & bath, French doors & irrigation
system. 3/2 on a greenbelt. Sellers are Motivatrd Just
This 3;2 w/den home is a chefs ddream come true! Granite
counteniops, island w/electric, Kraftmiid cabinets, stainless
steel appliances & sink. Wood laminate in kitchen, dining &
den. Backs up to Greenbelt. $189,900
This 32 w/ many oaks on the greenbell has a roomy floor
plan, spacious bedrnxms, freshly painted, new appliances,
new roof, new VAC, new wood laminate flooring & tile.
Immaculate 2/2 in the established neighborhood of Laurel
Oaks offers tile flooring, alarm, new roof & A/C in '05.
Insulated windows & solid surface counters in updated
baths. Relax in your private back yranl & under truss lanai. A
must-sec for only $164,900.
Affordable CBS home, split floor plan & fencel hack yriul
for the kids. This 3/1 split floor plan home is iin a great fan-
ily neighborhood. $145,000
- i nere s plenty l rnoon Ior rlue Kidstis o n ouln 1 1inis lwue
open, country-like spot. FrIom thie spacious oversizedl
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Orlona. Plenty of cabinet space iln this eIficieht designed
kitchen with a breakfast Ian Best of all., it can hle yours for
* Let's make a deal! YYou'll kick yourself later if you don't
take adlvntage of this GRlEA DIEA! This 3 bedroom 2
bath home features huilt inl cabinets, large master hath,
spacious kitchen, and plenty of elhow room Ihru the rest
of tie house. Outside you will fitd a fenced yard and stor-
age shed. $120,000
* Home Sweet Home! Affordable, completely remodeled
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* 3BI12B maTnulfactured home ihas been recently reno-
vated and is priced to sell! Would make a great starter
home or rental properly. $79,900
* Greal 2/2 starter home situated on .75 +/- inl
IHorseshoe Acres. Features screened porch, attached car-
purt and privacy fence along backyard. Priced to sell.
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.22 acre is the prerfecl answer! Only $60,000.
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nfacrtured homes. Iocatledl in Ft. IDeanaid Acres. Only
* 2.5 acres on (Case Rd. cleared and ready for1 our dream
home only $125,000.
* Ieautliful 2.88 acres on Evans Rd. $95,900.
* 5-1/- acres in Pioneer Plantation. Suilabhic or' site buili
homte or manufactured. Only $85,000.
274 N Bridge St
Irresistibly charming, partially furnished 3/2 home w./gairage
& ca.rpn Soriacg hed. greLn'he & can.il I'hlind home.
BnngOi .n riler: 145,000
Spacious 2 '2 in a corner loti wilt galh.liume roof, lrge fam-
ily nxim, wood laminate floors, & separiae well for irrigia-
tion system. $129,900
Great staner home! 2/1.5 with 1 cir garage. New kitchen
cahinets. Netds some TLC. $119,000
ieltonoe nui (out! This 2/1 features wixxl laminate in living
& dining rnols, & cIrpel in Iedmn niRs. New kitchen cabi-
nets. appliances, fauces, firtures ad vinyl siding. Screened
liorch ac ss the entire luck side o the house. $115,900
3 2 woxxi frame horne w/ SR 29 frontage. Includes mobile
home. Both sold "as is." $80,000
3'2 CBS home in small residential lSD. Ovcrsized garage.
inldor ltitlit. lan:e spacious IXedirooms, large master suile.
great nIir, lirakflrst noml, tileAvi Oxl flonling, i& lani.i
3/2 CBS split Iloor plan home bill for entertaining. Home
fcattres gahalriume rol, cialhierlil ceilings, lhise aster
hath & his & lies \\alk-in closets, Silestone counntenolis.
Iiniciastal m;arinia within walking distance. $350,000.
CBS 3/2 homin ill urcl Oaks S/D. Double mi'ont doom open
onto a spacious great room. Master bedroom has his/elin
\:alk-in closes & master bath wA/alk through shower.
Intracoastal marina within talking distance. $305,000.
CBS home w/over 2,486 sq. ft. tolal area in this /2'spacious
home. Features a split floor plan, tile flooring in bath &
kitchen, & 2 car garage. In Laurel Oaks S/D near Pt laBelle
Marina. $305,000. Ouner financing!
2.365 sq ft in this 3/2) spacious home, split floor plan, & 2
car garage. Tile in tbthrooms & kitchen. Near Port laBelle
Marina $305,000. Oirinerfinanclig!
3/2 spacious CBS home is built for comfort & family living.
Split floor plan, \anulcd ceilings, spacious kitchen, lasge
lnai. Located only minutes from LaBelle & near the I'
'LaBelle Marina. $285,000. Otirerfinancilig!
Spacious CBS 3/2 home designed for comfort & family living.
Split floor plan, called ceilings, spacious kitchen, large lan:;i.
Located only minutes from LaBelle w/narina nearby
$269,000. Oinner financiig!
* Call for prices on all our Montura Listings!
********** LOTS **********
* WATERFRONTI .91+/- acres located in Caloosa
Harbor with canal frontage and direct access lo the
Caloosalnilcliee R ierl Dock Ipermit las been applied Irl1:
Priced to Sell () $229,900
* .29 +/- acre iin Ielniont S/D1. Priced to sell at only
$43,900. Possible seller financing,
* Call about our Port I.aBelle lots
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* LIog I.nll' ihn . 1i n, 1.''i 11. I I 1, i 1 t I
business in .aBelle. I t will comfortably seat 65 people,
has a fully equipped kitchen with a custom Iuilt smoker
and drive thru window for convenience. It is centrally
located in LaBelle with 167+/- feet of lrontage on SRS.0
Possible Seller financing, call tior terms. $750,000 -
* 1.18+/- acres of land will road frontage of 175+/- feet
on SR 29 and 200 feet on Lucky Street with ccneril water
available. Currenly zonedt CI. $499,000.
* REDUCEDI Great investment properly! Locatcd just
feel from SR80l) in laBelle. Thle building has over 1800
square feet of police space antd hias plenty of room for
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llil would 'Ie idal fora smallll plivate police. $425,000
* Commercial Properiy localed in the ieart of I.tBelle!
This commercial building cnrelltly houses one resiatu-
rani and iw\ ofilces. No two wuays labouta il ihis is i greal
buy, renti hel nil l or open your own hbusilness, $400,000)
* Prim' e 20+/-i acre polemial cornlnerciall Piarcel located
near West Gl;dts lillenuieary in Muse ind just niiniutes
away fromn downtown .allellec $3.50 per stluare foot.
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# SUPERIOR LOCATION FOR DEVELOPMENT POTENTIAL! 318+/- acres with one half
mile of frontage on SR 29, future 4-laning inevitable. Grove offers some income plus agricul-
tural tax advantage while development plans are implemented. Exceptional Industrial park
potential location. Could do an Agricultural/Industrial park without rezoning/comp plan
amendment right away. $11,130,000
' DEVELOPERS DREAM! Located exactly 1 mile east of Lee/Hendry County Line on SR 80!
Surrounded on two sides (West and North) by Bonita Bays new Murphys Landing riverfront
project! East boundary is 52 +/- acres owned by developers of Caloosa Preserve Subdivision!
Currently zoned Agricultural; on Proposed Future Land Use Map as Multi-Family (allowing
10 units per acre multi-family; 6 units per acre single family). $5,600,000
* WHAT A GREAT INVESTMENT! 220.77 +/- acres situated in Felda, Florida. Wonderful
rural community. 30 miles from Fort Myers and 10 miles South of LaBeUe. Waiting for
approval comprehensive amendment. 2 units per 1 acre. Approximately 4,000 feet +/- of road
frontage. Currently a productive citrus grove. $5,519,250
0 SHREWD INVESTORS DREAM! Watch your money grow with this lush 30+/- acre tract
with over 2000 feet of Intracoastal Caloosahatche River frontage! Utilize or replat the exist-
ing preliminary plat for Rialto Pointe, a riverfront development of 24 lots. Rights are pur-
chased to use the peaceful and. secure entrance of Riverbend Drive for ingress & egress.
* WEST HENDRY COUNTY LOCATION! 269 +/- acres: 200 +/- acres of producing orange
grove and 60 +/- acres pasture in path of development in Hendry County Florida. Currently
zoned Agricultural, Future Land Use is Residential Pre-Existing Rural Estate (2 acres per
homesite) and Agricultural (1 unit per 5 acres). Owner terms are available to qualified Buyers
@ 7% interest. $4,035,000
S WHAT AN OPPORTUNITYI LaBelle is growing daily! INVEST NOW in this limited
opportunity! 17 +/- acres with over 1100 feet of paved frontage on State Road 80 plus frontage
on Fort Thompson Avenue. PRIME location for planned unit development with towering
oaks for beauty, buffering and green space. $2,944,656
0 DEVELOPMENT POTENTIAL PLUS! Two adjoining tracts: 1) Parcel #1 is 6.64 +/- acres
with 320 +/- feet of intracoastal riverfront. Seller has a preliminary plat for thirteen home-
sites-2 riverfront; 11 off water. 2) Parcel #2 is 6.22 +/- acres and is situated on two road
frontages-Live Oak and Shady Oaks. It is square and has remarkable trees--oaks, palms-
very tropical. $2,500,000.
TUCKED UNDER LABELLE?S FAMOUS OAK TREES! Exceptional residential develop-
ment parcel in an ?in town yet secluded? location. Offering consists of 18 +/- total acres of
which 14 +/- acres is developable while 4 +/- acres with 800 +/- feet on the Intracoastal
Caloosahatchee River is currently not developable but could be utilized as a nature park
amenity for a subdivision. $2,500,000
F EXPERTS AGREEI.Inyest now in this 26 +/- acre Hamlin citrus grove with over 800' on Fort
Denaud Road plus a 1.3 +/- acre intracoastal riverfront homesite. Future Land Use is 1 unit
per acre. Riverfront could provide water source for a community Reverse Osmosis system.
For citrus growers, this mainly young (5-6 years) citrus grove is on single rootstock & has
microjet irrigation. $1,250,000
960 +/- ACRES FOR PASTURE, GROVE, FARMING, OR DEVELOPMENT! Currently
zoned agricultural (formerly orange grove, now in pasture), this property is zoned agricul-
tural but is on the current Future Land Use Map as Residential Pre-Existing Estates allow-
ing for 1 unit per 2 acres and on the new West Hendry County Land Use Study as 1 uhit per
t 40 TOTAL ACRES ZONED FORAGRICULTURALAND/ORAGRICULTURAL BUSI-
NESS On Felda's paved Loop Road with quick and easy access to SR 29. Includes luxury
home built in 1991 with pool and fireplace, doublewide mobile home and three metal barns
100' x 125, 60' x 200', 90' x 80'. $1,750,000
* ONLY $6,000.00 PER ACRE 270 Acres of nature, scattered trees and tree hammocks,
throughout the property with a man made cow well (pond) .or animals, Enjoy the views,of
nature and growing sugar cane instead of houses and traffic. Cattle or horse ranch, hunting
retreat or just a quiet getaway. Zoned ag-2 (1 unit per 5 acres). $1,620,000
* OUTSTANDING INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY! This 7 +/- acre parcel is now zoned
Rural Residential but on Future Land Map Use for multi-family use will require rezone.
Perfect for that investor. Rapidly escalating housing costs have created a booming demand for
residential rental property $1,500,000
0 FORTY APPRECIATING ACRESI 41 +/- acre tract with road frontage on two roads.. Great
farm tract or investment property. County zoning will allow (10) acre tract splits. Will break-
out with all 10 acre tracts on road frontage. $436,800
*fTHIS 2.89 +/- ACRES WITH PAVED ROAD FRONTAGE on 2 sides, city water & sewer
available, is perfect for a developer, home builder (possibility of 10 in town homesites) or hold
for an investment in the future. $384,900
0 COMPLETELY CLEARED, FENCED & CROSS FENCED, large steel building with addi-
tional enclosed RV storage building & carport, well, septic & electric all in place! The steel
storage building is 24 x 50 with a concrete pad, the enclosed RV storage building is 16 x 50
with a concrete pad & the carport is 15 x 50 with a concrete pad. $320,000
0 RENTAL OR TOWN HOME OPPPORTUNITYI The low housing inventory and/or rental
market demands residential development on this 3.93+/- acre parcel Best use is Multifamily
and possible commercial. Current Zoning will allow up to 7 units per acre. $299,000
0 BEAUTIFUL, WOODED ACREAGE IN NORTH FORT MYERS. This is a great location
to raise horses, have your own ranch only minutes from town. Adjacent 5 acres available for
an additional $150,000. This is truly country living at its best! $220,000
11 OAK HAVEN IS HOST TO SOME OF LABELLE'S FINER CUSTOM-BUILT HOMES. A
full 2 acres zoned, RR, which allows for horses. A portion of the property traverses a small
pond and provides the possibility of nice water-featured landscaping. $180,000
*tBUSINESS POTENTIAL PROPERTY 1 +/- ACRE Get 100' feet of great visibility for your
business on SR 80! Sellers willing to wait for Buyer to rezone since highest and best use are
commercial. Site includes a 1984 Country Manor 14 x 66 mobile home;21 x 53 wood frame
pole barn and a 10 x 16 Ted's shed. $150,000
ft BEAUTIFUL WOODED 5 ACRES IN NORTH FORT MYERS. A great place for your own
ranch in the country, but only minutes from town! $150,000. Adjacent 10 acres also available
for an additional $220,000.
* PRICEl PRICE! PRICEI Simply put, it's the PRICE that makes this 6 +/- acre tract notable!
Not to mention the gorgeous old oaks and Pollywog Creek meandering along its east bound-
ary! Elderly owner MUST SELL $125,000
* SELLER FINANCING AVAILABLE WITH 25% DOWN, on this beautiful, 5 +/- acres,
located on a cul de sac, zoned agriculture. The property also has a variety of agricultural uses,
such as farming, livestock, horses, greenhouses in addition to many others. $125,000
9 WATCH YOUR MONEY GROW! REDUCED! REDUCED REDUCED Property boasts
.160 +/- feet on SR 80 and 125 +/- feet on Riverview, 2003 concrete block home could be con-
verted into a spacious office now and expanded or replaced later. Ideally located close to
* QUAINT OLD FLORIDA HOMESTEAD... made into unique office space! Lot depth has
space for addition to existing building or second building at rear facing Anderson Street.
Office space remodeled in 2006. $299,900
* BUSINESS ZONING IN PLACE!! FOR THIS DOWNTOWN CORNER LOT, with an older
1,252 sq. ft. home. This is the perfect location for almost any kind of business or profession-
al use! $265,000
* HIGH PROFILE COMMERCIAL LAND with building on major traffic artery Zoned C-l.
1176 sq. ft. building newly painted and renovated into 5 possible offices with large
entrance/waiting area. $249,000
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1 0 Caloosa Belle, Thursday, December 20, 2007
Letters to Santa from Country Oaks Elementary Second Graders
Mrs. S.C. Condon
I have tried to be good all year.
I have some Chrismas whishis.
I want a colorful bike. And a
helment. for my bike.
I Wish for a V.mile for my Baby
sister. And my Dad a new car. For
my Mom can let my sister tyra can
go to the winding. And for my
borther he could get a neaktindo
I have tried to be good all year.
I have some Chistmas wishes. I
want a play station 3. black. a re-
mote conote car that is red. I and
a white remote conote Hummer.
thank u Santa Dear Donavan.
I have tried to be good this year.
I have some Chirstmas wishes. I
would like a red and blue laptop.
I would like games on the laptop
and I would like a pink ipod. And
I would like a raiendeer.
I have tried to be good all year.
I have some Christmas wishes.
I would like a trampoline and a
gameboyfor my cusin Daniel. An
ipod for my sister Maria and a toy
for my brother Aberham.
Love, Maria V.
I have tried to be good all year.
I have some Chrismas Wishes a
BMX Bike. and a Dirt bike a Red
one. and a curved skateboard.
Love Juan Zamera.
I have tried to be good all year
I have some christmas wishes. I
will like a bike and a toy car and
then I will like something else. it is
a wii and a playstation 3. thaku
love Alex Ibarra
I have tried to be good all year.
I have some Christmas wishes
I want an mp3 player. I want a
game for my game boy. Thank
I want a bike like the one I like
in Wal-Mart. and a playstation 2.
I want 2 games one of Monster
+ trucks and a another of a 4wheel-
Thank you Santa
I tried to be good all year. I
have some Christmas wishes. I
would like a red skateboard and
a battleship game and a drum set
and a internet.
Thank you Santa
I have tried to be good all year.
I have some Christmas wishes. I
Whant a t-rex track and a spy kit
please. I also want and a blue
and red flames skateboard. And a
pogo stik plesie.
by Jr Thank you Santo
Happe Christmas Santa Close.
I have tried to be good all year.
I have some christmas whishes.
I would like a ipod and a laptop.
I also want a Dolphin. I want my
ipod to be blue, and my laptop
Miss Brookins' Class
this year I will like a dolly. I
will like a smartboard. I will like
a ipod. I will like a cat a dog and
a hamster. I will like more money
for all of the family. I will like a
enormous cristmas tree. I will like
a thouson presents.
For Christmas I want a Com-
puter and a new ipod. And new
light's for Chirstmas. And i also
want a new chirstmas tree. And
then i want a radio. And then
i want a bike. And then i want
some new pets. And then i want
new shose. And then i want some
This crismis I want a forwheel-
er. and a inp3 player. I Love u San-
ta. and I want a ZoeylOl PoSter.
And a Hight School Muise2 Poster.
and a Hight School muise Poster.
and a Drack and Josh Poster.
I Want a dirt bike. I want a PSP.
I want a Nentendo DS. I want a,
Playstation3. I want a PSP. I want a
ipod. I Want a for wheeler. I want
a Drake and Josh movie. I want a
clock. I want a Guess Who game.
I want more games. and I want a
ptotercicle. I want a new tv.
I Want a DS.
I Want a cat.
1 Want a dog.
I Want a IPonued.
1 Want a SownMen.
I Want a Books.
I Want a bolls.
1 Want a gLitr.
I Want a Kantitin Sati.
boy I think I now what I want
for crismis I want a spiderman
web blaster for crismis an I want
a game boy an a heely an a bike
thank you Santa for this.
For Chrismas this yer. I wat a
butifil borbe Whe Clos Shos Pi-
chomos her brusn and a car. Bot
most of ol to get a lot or preset
from you Santa.
Dear Santa, '
I want a Dora Cash Regester.
Santa and I want a dog that's have
a pupys. I want that my dogs have
babys. I want that my dog could
come back her name was Pan-
Dear Santa 1 want more moves
and more games for CHrismas
under my CHrismas tree in de-
ceMBer and more toys to and
More shose and a nintendo ds.
This year I will like a good ci-
mush So duy me a Some games I
like games and I like DvD and and
I like to Sy and I like cake and I
like fimy and.
Dear Santa, I wate a Play Stac-
nuh. And I wate a mask of Ray
mstro. I wate a car romt. Can I
get a mask of parck. Add I wate
a mask of Otogh and of Grand
I want a ipod and my own
computer. I want a preaty dress
and I want four more breaslit. I
want a puppy. I want a game boy.
1 want a kite. 1 want a pool.and a
putful gardin. I want a little bascif
that has candy in it.
This crismas I would like a
iPod. and a D.S and the thing that
I want the most that my and dad
say I cant have a fallweeler or
just a family fallwheeler I would
like that or a mine fallweler to.
and some wii games. my Brother
wants a XBox 36-0 and a game
called Halo 3 It cinda fun this one
is cooler then the 1 and 2 and I.m
gona get my mom samthing spe-
This chrisMas I would like a
both pokemon Dimond and pearl
games. And a game boy ds. And a
remove car. And a bionicle. And
a dragon. And Some pokemon
cards. And a remote plane. And a
spy gear. And Transformer blaster.
And a pair of teishose. And poke-
mon coloring book. And poke-
mon water wersion. Hyper slide.
Mrs. Gonser's Class
Are you pretty to deliver the
presents? What I want for Christ-
mas is a bike but I don't just want
for me. I want four my family to
anrd the pour children. Give the
children what ever but something
pretty neet for my Mom, Dad, Ivan,
Your Friend, Jailine Gonzalez
Dear Santa Claus,
How are you and Mrs. Claus
doing? For Christmas I want a
barbie doll and a lot of other stuff.
And Santa can you send my dad
a picture of me and my sister be-
cause he lives far away?
Merry Christmas Love,
Your Friend, Destiny Cornelius
How is Mrs. Claus? My Nana
wants a new computer and my
mom wants some necklaces and
Ben wants some new shirts and I
want a four wheeler.
Your friend, Kobe Locklear
How are you doing? I would
like a white PSP pleas. And I
would like a go cart. And my
mom would like a green ring and
a gold necklace, and I would like
By Jordan Mason
I Love Santa!
How is your reindeer? And help
my family get more money. And
pleas give me a Moter Scooter.
Love, Joshua Garcia
How is Mrs. Claus and the
elves? Are they ready to fly around
the world? I Wish you have fun
and how is RudolPh the reindeer?
Tell the reindeer that I Love them
How is your Family doing this
year? Can you bring me these
7 toys? Yoda, V-wing, Arc-170
starfighter, Hail fire droid; clone
turbo tank, Battle on Endor, and
Battle on Hoth?
By Philip O'Bannon
How are you Santa Claus? I
want a Scooter that lights up. And
a new X-boXs 360 so I can give it
to my dad. And a Computer, and
a dress for my mom.
Dear Santa Claus,
How is Mrs. Claus? How are
the reindeer? Brime me a laptop.
Can you make my little brother to
not be sick?
Love, Jeymy Eniquez
I wish to help the people who
don't have cloths, food, or a home.
And I wonder how are your rain-
deer Dasher and Rudolph? And I
wish for a computer.
'Love. Aubriana Talamantez I
How are you? How is your
Wife? Please bring me a game
and bring my mom a ring and
say Hi to your elves. Is the presents
Love, Guadalupe Soto
I wold lik to no if RudolPh
The red Nose Reindeer is Doow-
ing good. I want to have a four
wheeler and a motor Scooter and
a Phone and a MP-3 Playerand
Pass second grade, Santa.
Love, Christian Guijosa
Dear Santa Claus,
How is Mrs. Claus doing? I
wesh she is doing good. Can you
bring me a necklace? Can it be red
and can you get my mom a red
phon and a computer for me?
Love Emily Villegas
How is Mrs. Claus? How's the
elves? Say hi to the raindeers for
me. Can. you give me a picture of
Abel? He passed away. Can you
give my mom money? She does
not have money. Can you give my
brother a toy car?
Merry Christmas, Santa.
Christmas Eve, 5:30 pm
Lessons and Carols
Hear the story
sing the music
Christmas Day, 9:30 am
Receive the greatest gift
of Christmas and
the Good Shepherd
Dear Santa claus,
How is your Wife? Bring me
a Golf cart. I want the poor kids
to have everything like food, water,
and a home.
Love, Abbigail Sigala.
If i was an elf i will work for
you if you are sick i can brush
your reindeer and can ride your
slad and give presents out to peo-
if i was mrs. claus i will give
you some cookies with a glass of
milk.And help you read the cards
of the kids. And give you a choclet
cake ith muffins on a bread.And i
will help you make toys.
if i was you i will give everyone
a present and i will be so happy to
share presents with the Children.
and i will be so happy to celebrate
Christmas. Happy Christmass!
I am going to catch you be-
cause i am going to pretend that
i am Sleeping anyway my mom
can catch you too because she
wakes up early and she can see
you and if she does she will tell
me all about it and if i wake up
i might see you and i might get
Mrs. Ridgely's Class
I buleev that you ar reel.
i would like amarkin girldoll
named Nicky and lab top a real
dog thqt is black and white that
is at pet kingdon and som jewelry
like earrings or a ring or a bracelit.
My grammy and papa sometimes
come to my house.
thank you for all the stuff you
gave me. This year i wood like a
scooter and a new pool i wood
rilly like a new game for my game
boy and a new better for my mb-
I'd like clothe and food. My
brother would like those too My
mom would like new glasses I
am Margie Pardo. I hope you can
bring this staff Santa you ar the
I want a HOnda fqur-weeler,
2.23 Rifle, Remote Control car,
REmote Control Boat, Go-cart,
mini buggy, dirt bike,and a very
Love, Jaxon PUrvis
i would really like to have High
schoolmusical things. my mom is
going to try to get me a miley cyrus
Hanna Montana CD. I would like
to have a scooter to. and i would
like new clothes from gap.
i will ge going to sharlet north
carolina on christmas day so i will
have to have prests on another
day. i want a new bed and a D.S
Get my mom something.
by Jason Mathis
I want an x box 3hondred the
games and i wan an psp games, i
want you to bring me an Nenten-
do DS. Thank you Santa
by ERic Geronimo
For christmas i want my fam-
ily to be safe. I go to church. For
christmas i want a barbie girl,
tedd, scooder and that's all i want
for christmas. i want my firnds to
be safe. i want my grandpa to be
please bring happynes to the
world. Can you pleasebring mea
present, i help my Papa cut grass
to. I wish formy family health all
year. i have also wint to church al-
lyear long and next year to.
your friend caleb
for cristmas i would like for
people to have freedom.i would
like to have a fsp and i am glad to
have a family and freinds and that
we have a chirch and we can cele-
bate Jesus and God.
for cirstmas i would want stuff
for my family i also want stuff for
my dad's part of the family. i also
want stuff for my cousin's. i would
like stuff for my mom and my dad.
i would also like stuff formy broth-
er's also my sister's.
-can you give my mom a present
this year. Cause it's her birthday on
christmas dy. sAnta can you give
me another game boy. Cause i lost
it at a air port. And can you git me
a giant doll house.
I want a Scooter, if you cna't get
mi a typpr. I want my family. i love
my family. Thak you for my bog
thayou for my litt brother. Tha
you for my Mom and Dad. Thayou
for my sisters.
i have ben good thes year. i
want a prisint Santa. My name is
Gerardo. I want a game Santa fo
crismas. SAnta Whot is yo real
name. Santa, i whont a scooder,
Santa do yo lie football?
Dear Santa, I want All the little
pet shop, three Bratz, Jelwelery
and a new shooh, for my Dab a
new wach a new hat to, for my
sister a new bress.
Mrs. Timpner and Mrs.
i was Pretty good this year I
helped my dad clean the truck
and this is wat i wnt a 4wheelr for
christmas Thank YOu Santa for the
toys we wont. my family is safe.
i have been trying to be good
this year i wantt for christmas a x
box 360 and a wii and a Playsation
3 and a real motorcycle and i halp
annt take out the garbage. hape
mare Christmas Santa, thank you
Santa for giving us the Present we
wanted Enjoy the cooies and milk
i tried hard to be good this'
year. cleaned my room when
my brother told me to. i help my
teacher clean at school. i did all
my homework. For cristmas i
would liek baby toy bike make
-up motorcycle new heelers No 3
player Thank you, Santa, for giv-
ing us the presents we wanted.
Enjoy the cookies and milk we
Yoneth Bedolly Jimenez
Iwaspry good thk year i co-
choer clean at school for christmas
i would liek will thank yo Santa
for giving us the love
i was pretty good this year. i
dun my home work. I Love you
santa. i Love you Ms. Santa close.
for christmas i would liek for gi-
pady mp3 player a 4-wiler, thank
you Santa for giving us the pres-
ents we wanted.
Dustin Sanches #17
I was pretty good this year. i
hdped my aunt for christmas I
would like mp3 player i pad pa-
I loe santa
I was pretty good this year. i
cleaned all the dishes.
for chri8stmas i would like wii
Thank you Santa for giving us the
present we wanted.
i was pretty good this year. i
helped my teachers clean a school
For Christmas i wouldlie a play-
station 3. Thank you Santa for giv-
ing us the presents we wanted.
I was pretty good this year. I
helped mom clean the garde.For
christmas, i will like a ink pad,
tree house, baby brat,makeup
thankyou Santa for giving us the
present we wanted. Enjoy the
cookies and milk
I tried hard to be good this
year. Santa you could bring me a
motorcycle, please and Santa you
could toy thak you Santa forgiving
us the Presents we wanted.
I tried hard to be good this year.
i heled my Mom in the garden.
For christmas i would liek make-
up. Thank you Santa for giving us
the prsnts we wnated.
I was very good this year. I
help my grandma get the grocer-
ies. I really wnat a xbox 360. hope
yo like the cookes an milk
i tried hard to de good this
year. i helped My MOm cleaned the
houes. For christmas i would like
kitchen toy. Thank you Santa for
givig us the Presets we want.
See Letters Page 12
from all of us at LaBelle City Hall
Paul Puletti, Mayor
and Commissioners Dave Lyons, Bob Miller,
Hilda Zimmerly and Greg Bone
Caloosa Belle, Thursday, December 20, 2007
'Hendry boy' runs for Lee office
By Patty Brant
LeHigh resident Steve "Sonny"
Haas is running for Lee County
Commissioner District Five Frank
Mann's seat. f
Why is that important to Hen-
dry County residents? Because,
Mr. Haas said, the two counties
have a lot in common many
shared issues that require the
combined attention of both. Lee
County also has the money to
make things happen.
A 1982 LHS graduate, Mr. Haas
grew up in LaBelle. His family,
including parents Gil and Carol C
Haas, still live here. Steve "So
Candidly 'he explains that, that comm
historically, Lee not a friend to is reaching
Hendry. That makes no sense to residents t
him since Hendry and western rees
Lee have so many shared issues
- growth, public services, traffic,
solid waste as well as a similar
He has a varied background
himself. He served four years on
the LeHigh Fire Commission and
worked for years in the construc-
tion industry. He worked in agri-
culture running Murphy Grove
hay operation as a young man. He
has been in construction roofing
for 18 years, and has been with
the North.Fort Myers Fire Dept. for
24.5 years, with the rank of Engi-
neer. All this means he has expe-
rience in two of the area's most
important industries and in public
safety as well.
He said he brings another plus
to the table he already knows all
the Hendry commissioners.
In the area of public safety, he
feels Lee County can assist Hen- LaBelle Ca
dry. LeHigh (in Lee County) has CDD meet
one of the best-equipped EMS the Glade
units in the state and that could dance
be of benefit to Hendry through
sharing improved training and lo-
Mr. Haas said Lee County has Po
just under a $1 billion annual
budget plus $1.6 billion in unen- OeW
cumbered funds accrued from n11 w
impact fees and other sources
for capital improvements. That, PORT La
in turn, accumulates $8 million Nov.29, the
a month in interest. He believes nity Develc
that .Lee County could extend held a sch
financial help to Hendry to the board app(
benefit of both in important infra- to a recently
structure. Hendry is' in need of a has many y
new bridge across the Caloosa-
hatchee, close to the Lee-Hendry
line. That bridge will serve Lee's Wedc
residents as well as Hendry's
and bind the counties together.
As partners, Hendry and Lee,
along with the Legislature, could
share the costs, one third each.
Lee County could basically just
write a check to get things rolling.
There is even a precedent in the
works: Lee wants to buy marsh-
land in Glades County to the tune
of $10 million to filter destructive
nutrients from river water before
it reaches the gulf.
Pro smart growth Mr. Haas
believes support is critical on
both sides of the county line
and he can push from the
west to help that happen. He is
aware that progress may step
on a couple toes, but feels that
the needs of the few are out-
weighed by the needs of the
He understands that residents
in western Hendry and eastern
Lee have varying ideas of how
much development they want
some want less, some more;
residents on both sides need ser-
vices. For instance, he said Alva
also needs a "proper tax base"
to support an ambulance service. Mr. and M
,His view is to develop nice areas,
creating a proper tax base to sup- I-n
port necessary services on both m
I sides of the county line.
As a Lee County commission- I
:er, he believes he could help in-. W eu
!crease the number of jobs in the
area and improve housing. He
wants to push for a VA hospital Norah I<
in eastern Lee a valuable facility Bays were
for the entire area. Nov. 22, 20
SR 80 needs to be commer- The brii
'cial, he said, and zoning can be Allison an
phased in. deceased.
Without long term jobs no of Bernard
:town has a future "It's time to re- deceased.
'group development-wise, he said, The we
t"I can help the people here." held at the
The Lee County Republican Belle.
*Prlnal\ will be next August 26. Alison I
,There are three candidates: Haas, officiated
iShawn Seliger and incumbent bride was
Frank Mann. There will be no run S'am Tarani
'off the winner will be the next A light
iLee County Commissioner for Dis- red roses c
'trict 5. Working toward becoming silver and r
aloosa Belle/Patty Brant
lissioner, Sonny Haas
out to Hendry County
become partners in
issues affecting, both Hendry and
Lee. Look for fundraisers both in
LaBelle and Immokalee.
As a commissioner, he plans
to have a second office in LeHigh
- close to his constituents on the
west side of the county.
Mr. Haas help turn the county
and the economy around -- then
see if he wants to stay on or move
He believes Lee and the entire
area needs a young, energetic,
effective commissioner county
commission boards do a lot of
work that most people don't real-
ize. He also believes it would "be
significant for a Hendry guy to be
a Lee commissioner."
Sonny and his wife Tracy have
two children ages 14 and 11. They
live in LeHigh Acres.
Submitted photo/Don Munch
pointed board member, Mike Arndt was voted to the
community Development District board at the recent
:ing. Deputy Mike Moore, a Port LaBelle officer from
s County Sheriff's Department was also in atten-
CDA board members
tBELLE -- On Thursday,
Port LaBelle Commu-
opment District board
eduled meeting, The
pointed Mr. Mike Arndt
vacant seat. Mr. Arndt
'ears of public govern-
ment experience and looks for-
ward to serving the Port LaBelle
community. Mr. Arndt is also an
important member of the Glades
County Port LaBelle Citizens on
Patrol (C.O.P.) program.
rs. Dennis James Bays
;ing and Dennis James
joined in marriage on
de is the daughter of
d Louise King, both
The groom is the son
and Alice Bays, both
;dding ceremony was
Port LaBelle Inn in La-
Fey, the bride's sister,
at the ceremony. The
given away by her son,
d arbor adorened with
decorated the Inn. The
red colors accentuated
the flowers and decorations.
The bride wore a long, cham-
pagne-colored gown with a lace
jacket and a three-foot long train.
Her tiara sparkled with red crystals
and the veil, made by the groom's
mother, was appliqued with but-
terflies. Short white gloves and a
bouquet of red roses completed
the bride's look.
Mary Kate Ferriera of Naples,
was maid of honor and the best
man was Mike Bays of West
Following the ceremony, a re-
ception was held at The Maine
Seafood Restaurant. The couple
has planned a honeymoon for the
summer of 2008. The couple is at
home in LaBelle, Fla.
The groom is employed with
Presbyterian Homes in LeHigh
Acres. The bride is a graduate stu-
dent studying education.
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Robbie, Karan, Tony, Justin and Cindy.
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from LaBelle High School is includ-
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The Sunshine State Scholars
Program was established in 1997
to recognize the achievement of
Florida's graduating seniors who
have demonstrated excellence in
both mathematics and science. All
Scholars receive district recognition
and individual awards from the pro-
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and their selected teachers receive
further recognition from the Gov-
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Education, and private businesses.
The Sunshine State Scholars
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Community Health Association
contributes to the United Way
FT. MYERS -- The Community
H-ealth Association (CHA) pre-
sented a check for $11,000 to the i
United Way 2007-2008 Campaign.
The CHA is a Pacesetter organiza- I .
tion of the United Way: paceset- '
ters are those who make their
campaign contributions early to IU ,
show their support for United
Way thus encouraging others to ; ..
do the same.
CHA Executive Director, Hugh
VanHoose presented the contri-
bution to Cliff Smith, President of _
the United Way of Lee, Hendry
and Glades. The United Way is
grateful for the continued support
of the Community Health Asso-
ciation. Their gift directly benefits
the partner agencies of the United Submid
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ed from the closing of a hospital ing children and youth, strength- focusing on issues and solutions
in the LeHigh area. ening families, meeting critical that continue to improve lives.
All money raised in the United needs such as helping the elderly This year is the organization's
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12 Caloosa Belle, Thursday, December 20, 2007
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I was pretty good this year. i
help my sisters which homornk
i wan a mororcycle Thank yuou
Santa for giving us the presmts
we wanted. Enjoy the cookies
and milk we left.
Love, Leonardo 3
i was pretty good this year. I
helped my teachers clean at school
For christmas i would like real
heelers, thank you,Santa,forgiving
us the presents we wanted.
I was Pretty good this year.I
cleaned my roomwhen mom told
me to all whase. i play outside will
my mom cleans the londrea. real
make up. Thank you, Santa, for
giving us the presents we wanted.
Enjoy the cookies andmilk we
I was pretty good this year In
the summer i help my uncle for
chrismas wout like a big boat
from TV Enjoy the cookies and
milk that we give YOu.
love Derrick Cox
Mrs. Fluty's Class
My size football shoes is 5.
there are more sentences my size
i want a skat Board and thje
knee pads and a helmet and some
wrist band's. But not the mostes
that aer under it. just the mourk of
the nike mark and the knee pants.
and the helment and the wrist
bands aall of that and shows of
nike. and all of nike, olnd foot ball
protections and foot all shoes that
are of nike and a shirt of EAgles
that it is red and the have of pants
that are wit nee pads and the hel-
ments tat the football players use
and a wrist bans that are of nike
even some nike irts and some
pants that are the mark of timer-
let. A giant pool and two more
skate boards for my brothers
for chrismas i would like a the
horse toy called Butter scotch ro-
i want jarand dexter 2 rachet
deal lock j krombat rising scaler
shrek 3 grandtheft auto 4 vic city
and tony hawke and egronnand
Jaz and exter. I've been a little
iwish for a new bickk and
anwe Stepstep party teck And
some now colsse And a Par ut
I have been good. i go to bed
when my Mom and dad tell me
to. I wake up when my dad and
mom tell me. Ido Homework
when my Mom and dad tell me.
What is want for Christmas is
new BRAtz and Barbie, and a Ma-
rio game for My brother.
Well i am doing fine in school,
for Christmas I want an ipod a
Phone a Skooter a Bulletin Board
and a game for my Brother.
For chrismis i would lik a I-
pod, mintenDo Os, Smate, the
create your on Dram gmes.
Dear Santa and mrs. Clause,
i am asking you if you could
bring me want i want. i really
want a phone, Barbies a lot of
teacher stuff a picture of yuou and
a wish from star that would be
true forever. The wish i'd make is
to have fary godparents that grant
my every wish and a step-step
High SchoolMusical a Danace-
maker. i Love yuou Santa Clause
and Mrs. Clause Oh, and a troy
and Grabella Barbe is from lin to.
Alondra Reyna Lopez
I was good. i Do my hme work
all the time. Can i hav a IPod, Ping
Pong Game, ring and Barbie Doll,
I go to sleep when my mom tells
me to. I am very good in class.
i've been Good All this year.
When my mom tells me to do my
homework i do it. when my mom
tells me to go to be i do it. What
i want for Christmas is Bathing
i want a car that goes fast and
it has remocbrolle. I want a play-
sashan 2. i want a gocart. i want
wrestle game, i want a yougeyo
cardes. i want a ipod.
Mrs. Williams Class
i help my mom clean outside. i
listen to my mom. We have good
manners at school. May i pleas
have Shoes. Love AReli.
I bee level D. i bee reand a lost
of book. i bee good at Home Work.
i help my mom with the dishers. i
won't for Christmas Is A Nintendo
DS and a Hannah Montana wig. i
gonna get some cokies andmilk.
i have help my mom a lot. It
would be nice if you could bring
me a greenlightsaber.
I Love you so much. I ben good
and i will leave some cookies and
milk. I want a laptop and a PsP
charger. Ben 10 woch.
Love, PEdro 3 Jr.
I have been good behavior in
school. i like your raindear. Please
give me a psp and a playstation3
and a playstation2 with all of the
games. i also Want a nouther psp
for my brother.
1 been level "D". I have got a
lots of coins. When you come to
my house i will leavesome good
cookies with milk. I been good at
school and perfect. Santa an you
please bring me a gameboy for
Christmas. I want a Wii for Christ-
mas please and thank you. Santa,
i want a laptop and a computer. I
want a Ipod and a 4-wheeler. San-
ta i want a phone and a seal phone
thank you. i want a hottub.
I love you Santa! love Iscel.Go-
I got a good grades on my
progress report. that's wy i want to
get presents on Christmas. Can i
please get a Ipod, laptop, a camo-
ufage 4-wheeler, Phone on Christ-
mas. PS I love you so much.
Love Kassidy REdish
I help my mom with the dishes.
i am doing good in my school. my
teacher says i am doing good. I was
level d that's really good. i realywant
a Wii and a laptop. Please ani hae
a tv with Shows and movies. I want
a Ipod to. I want a beanbag and a
4-weeler. Thank you Santa Claus.
love Melanie Garza
I been so, so good this week.
i wish you give me a playstation
3 and a 4-wheeler. I want a Ipod
fo rChristams. I wish you a Marry
Christmas. Love Jose #10
I got "A"s on my report card. i
walk and my dog and helpt hang
ornaments on the tree. i please
wanted a ripstick and a ipod and a p
Sp and heelys.
I helped my mom wash the
dishes and wate the garden. I cne-
aned the garage and my room.
I had good grades. i was leve D
And i helped put up the Christmas
lights. I love you santa fo rthe pres-
ents. I want a ripstick for Christmas
Love, Cesar #!
I am a good example for my
Teacher. I alwase get good grades.
i get lots of coins. Im alwase level
"D". I am alwase excellent, please
Santa can i get a Wii for Christmas.
Love your friend Neydel
I loe you so much. i been so
good at school. i help my mom
wash the dishes even i help her
wash the clothes. Santa can you
bring me a bike an a computer even
a Ipod. if you come to my house on
Christmas i will leave you sum cok-
ies andmilk on the table.
Love Samantha Martinez
I bin good and i been leel "D"
behavior. i have lots of coins too.
Pleas breaking me a 4-wfieeler, laP-
toP, 1 Pod gamebox. In art we made
ornjamentsl i love you so msh i will
leav cookies and milk.
Love, Monica Lozano
I help my Dad mowing the Ion.
Som tims i ben Bad at school. I ben
chrin to my best. i well help my
mom. i want a laptop. ples ar you
to give mea 4-wheeler. i well leve a
cooki on the tabl.
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RHIA with two+ yrs sup exp or RIIT with three+ yrs sup
exp. Must demonstrate an excellent command of the ICD-9-
CM Classification system and DRG methodology. Must have
the ability to use computerized medical record abstract and
encoder, and possess good technical skills.
Full time Medical Office Manager (LaBelle Clinic)
Candidate should have a min of 3yrs medical office management expe-
rience in a physician's office. This position requires skill in developing
and maintaining effective relationships with medical and administrative
staff, patients, and the public.
Per diem Laboratory Assistant
Previous experience with specimen collection preferred
Full time Department Secretary (Quality/Risk Management)
Previous exp In an oflce setting prcf. Must have exp with MS
Office apps. Must possess excellent organizational. cust svc
and communication skills
Phone: 863-902-3023 or Fax resume to: 863-983-0805
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Place your ad here
for as little as
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Call Shawn, Dale
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to learn more!
Certified Nursing Assistant
"Test Prep Course"
Delta Health Group, Inc. has an AMAZING
opportunity for individuals in our community
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We are offering the knowledge to challenge
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Contact Oakbrook of Labelle TODAY
New Applicants Only Need Apply... No prior arrest history.
Collingswood Apt D-24 straightt
back to dumpster, turn right,
last apt on right) Furniture,
antiques, pictures, little bit of
LABELLE Sat. Dec 22nd,
7:30am- Noon, 638 Bryan
Ave. Large yard sale, last
shopping days before Christ-
mas, new clothes, dishes,
furn and much morel!
LABELLE -2330 County Rd
78, Friday, 12/21 & Saturday,
12/22, 8am- ?? Antiques, fur-
niture, kids items, leftover
building materials, knick
knacks & much morell
A CAREER GIFT
That May Be A New Future
Learn to Fly. Pilot's are
needed. Call (863)675-8005
or (239)464-6700 and give a
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Friday, December 21st at
FRESH SHRIMP for sale
Direct from the boat! Head on
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Licensed by the State of Florida in 1984
Interview & assess clients to determine needs. Monitor and
manage ongoing care. This position is located in our LaBelle
Provide basic housekeeping services. This position is located
in our Moorehaven office.
100% Paid Benefits Provided
SMedical, Dental, Life, Disability, Retirement Plan
Up to 26 Paid Days Off Annually
Email Resume: careers(@hopehospice.org or Fax Toll Free
Complete an application at:
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8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Mon-Fri
Applications also available online at:
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Ucensed by the State of Florida in 1984
We are seeking a full-time RN to care for patients in their
homes and in facilities. This position will be located in our
100% Paid Benefits Provided
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Up to 26 Paid Days Off Annually
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Complete an application at:
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Applications also available online at:
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needs qualified drivers for
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Professional Bodyguard Op-
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200,000 per year. Free
training. All traveling ex-
penses paid. No Felonies.
No Experience OK.
Now being hired at
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Fertilizer & Herbicide
Applicator. Herbicide license
applied for. Specializing in
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area, use caution.
Time to clean out the
attic, basement and/or
garage? Advertise your
yard sale In the classl-
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Child Care Needed 410
'Child Care Offered415
trouble shooting, set-up,
up-grades, systems built,
tutoring. Win.95, 98,
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Also do handyman jobs
New & Used
tern &r et Stttt Servtce
Horse & Pet Care
Local & Long
Emergency Pick up &
T. Parke Services, Inc.
24 hour service
Commercial & Residential
Air Conditioners 505
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Books & Magazines535
Business Equipment 545
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Health & Reducing
Household Items 630
Medical Items 650
Musical Instruments 660
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Toys & Games 730
Wanted to Buy 740
WINDOW A/C Unit $60.
ANTIQUE PHONE 1930'S
Crank style. $75 or best of-
COLOR TV STEREO CONSOLE
- Antique 25", w/8 track &
record player, Curtis Mathis,
very good condition, cleans
well, 2 yrs old. $150
DRYER Kitchenaide Pres-
tige, 7 cyc., Sup. Cap + HD,
110 watt, gas pwrd heat.
DRYER Kenmore, electric,
excellent condition, white,
DRYER Used rarely, like new,
asking $165 (863)612-0992
DRYER WHIRLPOOL 4 cy-
cles, 3 temps, HD/extra large
cap. 220 watts. $65.
GLASS TOP STOVE (Kenmore)
& REFRIG (GE) ice maker in
Refrig. $200 for both or will
sell separate (239)333-5811
house, Excellent condition.
Compact, Haier, 4.2 cu ft
REFRIGERATOR Good work-
ing condition w/bottom
freezer. $ 1 5 0
(863)763-4098 Iv msg
Off white.. $100
STOVE GE, white, exc. cond.,
STOVE White, Gas, Works
great. $85. (863)675-8937
STOVE TOP drop in, beige,
exc. cond., GE, $100.
Neptune, stacked, $750.
MICROWAVE Hotpoint. $15
ELECTRIC BICYCLE Mon-
goose, used twice, excellent
condition, looks brand new.
$175 neg (863)763-7849
MENS 26", rides great, $15.
BASS MASTER MAGAZINES -
10 yrs+ to current date.
(Life Member) $25. for all..
BOOKS Harlequins Romance
& Silhouettes approx. 100.
$15. or will trade.
BUILDINGS FOR SALE "Low-
est Prices of THE YEARI"
25x30 Now $4100. 25x40
$5400. 30x40 $6400. 35x50
$8790. 35x70 $11,990.
40x80 $14,900. Others.
All Steel Buildings. National
Manufacturer. 40x60 to
100x250 Factory direct to
contractor or customer.
SHED 8x10, Good condition.
$1000. or best offer.
YEAR END SPECIAL
Vertical Root wlh Soffit/Fascia,
1 Sectional Door, 2 Gable Vents
4" Concrete Slab
*Concrete/nstall by Others
No Pressure Sales
Built up to 40' Wide
FL Engineered Plans
-Meets 130mph Windload
METAL SYSTEMS PLUS, LLC
PiceW pIls Itus l ilty foS
Pholos lot display pipm ss nl
METAL ROOFING. SAVE $$$
buy direct from manufactur-
er. 20 colors in stock with all
accessories. Quick turn
around. Delivery Available..
352)498-0778 Toll free
(888)393:0335 code 24.
STYROFOAM INSERTS Ap-
prox. 50, for roof pans. $50.
T-POLE 200 amps, approx
14' tall. $600. Wendell
BABY CLOTHES Girls
12-18mo. Shoes- sz 5, 6, 7 &
8. Some, still have tags. Exc.
cond. $75 (239)253-2799
BABY STROLLER $15. Call
CRIB And highchair, top
quality. $120 will separate.
INFANT SLEEPERS Onesies
and other clothing. $40 will
TODDLER TOYS $75 for all
BELT BUCKLES Swarovski,
crystal, new & beautiful, va-
riety of styles & colors, $25.
BLOUSES ladies, small to
medium, $20 or best offer.
BRIDAL GOWN White, :sz 8,
3' train, Intricate lace, beads &
rosette designs, scallop neck-
line $500. (863)697-3207
CORDUROY MINK JACKET -
Fox collar, size 10, gor-
geous. $700 (863)234-1073
JEAN JACKET fringed, ladies
x-lg., & ladies blouses, sm.-
med., $40 neg.
WEDDING DRESS White.
Beaded w/train & veil. Size 3.
Great shape. $300
ELVIS COLLECTION Many
Rare items, items from
$300 neg. (863)467-0627
PEDAL CAR -1950's, nice
original $ 2 5 0
SANTA CLAUSES collection
of 13 count, battery operat-
ed, all for $195
SEAL FUR COAT Circa
1950's, Mid length. Excellent
DELL COMPUTER SYSTEM-
Complete, Fastl XT Pro. Lot's
of programs. $75.
MONITOR: KDS 19", CRT,
Beige. Used 1 week. $75.
(863)675-4970 Iv. msg.
SCANNER: UMAX, Like newly
Works w/ Pentium I & II
Mother board computers.
$35 (863)675-4970 Iv. msg.
SONY VAIO LAPTOP Com-
plete, all restore & program
disks, books & case. $375
COMFORTER SET King,
shams, bed skirt, 3 decora-
tive pillows, very clean. $60
COMFORTER SET King size,
pillow shams, skirting &
comforter, new. $35.
BAR Oak top, 7'x4'. $75.
BAR STOOLS (3) Black, Swiv-
el w/backs. Seats are 27"
high. $90 for all, will sep,
BED Trundle style. $50
BEDROOM SET Queen size,
6 pc. Solid wood. $250
BEDROOM SET Full size
Poster bed, Chest of drawers,
Dresser & night stand. Good
BEDROOM SET King size,
Chest of drawer, Nigh stand
& headboard, Real good
cond. $250. (863)673-6226
BEDROOM SET W/matching
desk, 8 pc set, rustic, queen
size, like new. $2500 or best
BUNK BEDS Dark polished
wood. Bunkie Boards, Mat-
tresses & Girls bedding.
$300 for all. (863)763-1721
CASUAL CHAIR SET 4,
Chairs on wheels, Upholster,
$100. Will separate.
COFFEE TABLE black cherry
wood, glass top w/ 2 end ta-
COFFEE TABLE Lane,
30"x50", Dark wood, Very
good condition $150.
COMPUTER DESK Very stur-
dy. $25 (863)467-9413
COUCH / HIDE A BED Floral
print. Full size bed, Futon,
glass coffee & end tables
525. Will sep. 863-467-8474
COUCH & LOVESEAT Leath-
er, Tan. $300. or best offer.
COUCH Slip Cover Style,
Large, Blue Jean w/ match-
ing Ottoman. Excellent con-
dition. $100 (863)763-7983
CURIO/CHINA CABINET Sol-
id wood.with glass shelves &
light. $90 (863)467-7026 or
DESK L shaped, with hutch
top, black & gray, $75.
DRESSER With mirror. For-
mica. Light oak color, 6
ELECTRIC LIFT CHAIRS Exc.
condition, Pd. $900, asking
$500 firm. Call
863-763-9096 aft. 5, Iv. msg.
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER -
custom, 8' long, $300.
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER -
Real Oak, on wheels, 76" H x
40" W, excellent condition.
$200 neg (863)357-1560
FUTON Dark green, 3 yrs old.
Excellent condition. $50.
FUTON SET Black iron, w/2
end tables & coffee table.
w/wood tops included. $400
or best offer (863)357-2795
LA-Z-BOY RECLINER Black
leather, good condition.dit
LAZY BOY RECLINER Red,
Good condition. $100.
LIVING ROOM SET 7 pc
leather set. $1500
LIVING ROOM SET Couch &
LIVINGROOM SET- Hunter
green, 5 pc. Must go! $600
neg. Call Kistina before 5:30
pm 863-357-0391 Okee
LOVESEAT Sleeper sofa
(Twin). Excellent condition.
RECLINER Lazy Boy Deluxe.
Great condition. $170
SLEEPER SOFA Like new.
Plaid. $100 (863)675-2463
SOFA & 2 ARMCHAIRS SW
print, blue & tan, mint cond,
non-smoking/no pet home.
$800 neg (772)223-6299
SOFA & LOVESEAT Country
blue & Futon Good condition.
$150. for all. (863)763-7727
SOFA red leather, asking
$300 firm (863)675-3888
TABLE wood top w/black
aluminum, 4 beige cushioned
chairs, $60 or best offer.
TV STAND Has pull out shelf,
real oak wood, on wheels.
GOLD CLUBS- 25 clubs, bag,
2 doz balls, $40
GOLF CLUBS (100) Misc.,
All brands. Many good. $890
for all, will sep.
GOLF CLUBS Complete
matched set, metal woods,
irons, putter, bag, balls, $95
GOLF CLUBS- 100 misc.
clubs, Calloway, Lynx, Ping,
Etc. Good quality. $800. Will
AR 15 Completely custom.
Red dot scope. Sure fire
light. Collapsible stock. Flip
rear. $1000 (863)634-4798
GUN COLLECTION For Sale -
Everything Must Go... Priced
to sell. $3000 all, will sep.
Call (772)216-2493 for info.
MARLIN Lever Action, 45-
70. Never fired. $450
RIFLE 3006, good condition.
$300 or best offer
SHOTGUN Remington model
1100, 20 gauge, brand new.
$350 or best offer
SHOTGUNS (3) 14 & 20 ga.,
9 mm pistol, $750 for all or
will sep. (502)931-8101
SMITH & WESSON Model
640, 357 mag, 5 shot, snub
nose, stainless. $425
(772)461-8822 Ft Pierce
U.S. SPRINGFIELD '1864,
45-70 Calvary Carbine. Not
musket. Saddle ring carbine.
$1500. Neg. (937)215-0307
AB LOUNGE exercise ma-
chine, exc. shape, $100 or
best offer. (863)634-8734
EXERCISE BIKE with fan,
HOME GYM Helix Pro 300
Ibs weight bench press, peck
deck, leg press, etc. $275 or
best offer. (772)873-1363
TREADMILL Like new, has
all program & incline op-
tions, perfect for Christmas.
$599 (954)931-9946 Okee
TURBO IONIZER'S (2) Air
purifiers, like new. Paid $155
each, asking $200 will sep-
WEIGHT BENCH $25
WEIGHT BENCH SET Com-
plete, good condition, many
weights from 5-25 Ibs. $300
or best offer. (863)227-0029
CENTRAL HEAT/AIR Good-
man, 48,000 btu's, like new,
just serviced. $2500 or best
ENGAGEMENT RING 14 Kt
White Gold, VS2 clarity, col-
or is E, 1 KT total wt.,
$3,600. Call 954-476-7848
ELECTRICAL NERVES STIMU-
LATOR (T.E.N.S.) Unit &
extra pads $150.
HOSPITAL BED up & down
on both sides, $100.
LIFT with remote & station-
ary control. Older model but
works great. $1500. or best
LIFT CHAIR Automatic. Like
new. $400 (863)697-0143
SCOOTER New condition.
WHEEL CHAIR Electric, Ex-
cellent condition. New
$5800, Asking $650
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
ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE
from home. Medical, busi-
ness, paralegal, computers,
criminal justice. Job place-
ment assistance. Financial
aid and computer provided if
AWNING Aluminum, white,
74" W x 27", like new. $40
CAR PORT POSTS (2) New.
$20 will separate.
CASKET Never been used,
white w/gold trim, very nice
condition. $400 or best offer.
DISH SET Bavaria, Germany,
28 pc., 4 place settings,
HURRICANE SHUTTERS, 48
panels, like new, with fasten
downs, alum., $600 or best
INTERIOR PAINT New "Col-
orwheel" white flat & primer
in 5 gals, several available.
$25 (561)248-3624 Okee
NOW AVAILABLE! 2007 POST
OFFICE JOBS. $18-$20/HR.
NO EXPERIENCE. PAID
TRAINING. FED BENEFITS.
(800)910-9941 TODAY! REF
SEAT COVER for BMW 328i,
Like new. Light grey w/BMW
STATUES fiberglass,. 1
Horse, 1 Bull, 1 Pelican, 2
Light Houses, $3500 or will
sell sep (863)467-7453
WINDOWS Aluminum, 2-
30x30, 1-40x45 5/8 wide,
very good'cond., $45 will
sell sep. (863)763-1997
BAND FLUTE like new, $250
DRUM SET 3 pieces, great
for Christmas, good shape,
$125. Call (863)634-8734
DRUM SET Pearl Export Se-
ries, 13 pc., $750.
ORGAN Kimball, Fort Drum
area, $25 firm.
PIANO Harrison Spinet, ex-
cellent condition. $1000 or
best offer. You pick up.
STELLA HARMONY PARLOR
GUITAR second owner,
exc cond., in orig case, $300
BABY SUN CONURES 2 for
BIRD CAdE 42"wx42"lx3'w,
good cond., $75.
BLOODHOUND PUPPIES -
Have papers, 1st & de-
wormed, 8 wks old.
DOG KENNEL Large, Metal,
Black, Collapsible w/ re-
movable tray. $20
KITTENS 3 females, 1 male,
3 mos old, $15 each
Toy Fox Terriers
SHIH-TZU PUPPIES Pure
bred. Gorgeous. $250
CAMERA EQUIPMENT Canon
T50 35mm w/zoom lens, ext
tube, teleconverter & filters.
$100 (863)763-5567 Okee
WATER PUMP for water
well, 5.5 hp, Titan, trash
pump, 3", never used, $700
WELL PUMP- Sta-Rite,
115/230 volts, Good condi-
tion. $150. (863)763-1079
HOT TUB 1 year old, 5 per-
son. $3000 (863)357-7480
HOT TUB 6 person, with cov-
er. Like new. $500.
HOT TUB- Hot Springs Prodigy
5 yrs old. 6 speeds. Lots of
extras $1500 or best offer
(239)738-1532 LaBelle area
POOL Above ground, 1 yr old
Exc cond. 33'x18'x5', Paid
$5500. Asking $3500. You
POOL Above Ground, with
pump & filtration system.
You take down. Cost $1500.
POOL-Above ground, 24',
w/pump & filter, must take
down & move, $500 or best
offer. (863)675-3878 Labelle
KENMORE with cabinet,
Chair included + misc.
BOWLING BALLS 2 mens -
16 Ibs., black, 1 women's -
12 lb. Columbia, purple, $30
will sell sep. (863)467-8184
FEEDERS 55 gallon w/inside
funnel, has cables, motor &
LIFE JACKETS (2) Children's
size, weight 50-90, chest
26-29, good condition. $20
Swill sep. (863)467-1373
HOME THEATRE Surround
Sound w/built in DVD. Phil-
lips. $125 (239)340-8502
FLAT SCREEN 4 brand new
TV car flat screens. $499 ne-
WIDE SCREEN- 60", Rear pro-
jection. 2 yrs old. $500.
AIR COMPRESSOR 5.5 hp,
Honda motor, 1 pull start.
Runs great! $225
AIR COMPRESSOR T30 In-
gersoll Rand, Industrial
type. 3 phase. $2500 or best
CHAIN SAW Pullen, 14.5"
cut, $20 (863)763-0215 or
GENERATOR 7550 watt, 55
gal drum, extra power cord,
20 hrs, $900
GENERATOR- 10hp, B&S, pull
start, 6250 Max watts, Cole-
man Powermate, never used
GENERATOR new, never
used, $500 (863)612-0992
RADIAL ARM SAW 10".
SAW Sears, Woodworkers
Combo, 10', 3 hp, radial arm
& miter saw. Both work well.
SHOPSMITH $900 or best
TABLE SAW 10". $100
WELDER Lincoln 1992
SA250 Diesel, asking $1500
or best offer (863)673-5891
WOOD BAND SAW 12" with
stand. $125 (863)357-3633
FOOTBALL TABLE like new,
$125 or best offer.
(863)467-8184 Ft. Drum
KIDS FORD METAL PEDEL
TRACTOR Never used. $50
PLAYSTATION 2 With 7
games, 2 controllers &
memory card. $150.
(863)763-3982 or 697-3248
KIRBY VAC CLEANER -G4,
asking $100 (863)467-7453
UPRIGHT VACUUM, Kirby
Generation 6, Attachments
included & shampooer, with
bags, $150. (863)763-3451
DISNEY VHS VIDEOS $60
will sell separately.
(863)763-3982 before Noon.
Looking to buy coin
collections. Gold, Silver,
Paper Money. Nothing Too
Big or Smalll I'm Not a
Dealer. I'm looking to ad to
my personal collection.
GREENTREE SOUTH APARTMENTS
A Farm Labor Rental Community
Available for Immediate Occupancy
3 Bedroom Apartments
* Must earn a minimum of $3998 from agricultural or farm
" Spacious Apartment in quiet, country setting
* Full time bilingual Site Manager
* Community Room, Tot lot, Playground, Activities
* Sewer and trash included in rent no additional charge to
* Handicap units available
* Rental rates starting at $647
Call 675-0313 or drop by to see one of our affordable apts.
TDD # 1-800-955-8771
40 Greentree Drive, #101, Labelle
9:00 AM 5:00 PM, Mon-Fri
Equal Housing Opportunity
Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed/Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Services Wanted 830
Lawn & Garden 850
FARM TRUCK flatbed, runs
great, $500/best offer.
ROPING SADDLE 16" Circle
S, only a couple of months
old, too big for me. $500 or
best offer. (863)634-9518
SADDLE 14/2" Bob Mar-
shall, Treeless, Barrel, Floral
pattern, With silver. Asking
THOROUGHBRED MARE 15
yrs. old. Ridable. Better as a
rood Mare. $600
HORSE 14 months old.
Sorrel. Philly. $800
CHAIN SAW Elect. on ex-
tendable 20' pole. 50' exten-
sion cord, Weed eater, Murray
mower $50. (863)357-6930
LAWN MOWER, '06 Cub Ca-
det, 130 hrs., hydrostatic
drive, 19hp, 42" cut, $999 or
best offer. (863)697-8175
RIDING LAWN MOWER,
Yazoo, 42" cut, 16 hp. Front
deck. $600. 863-675-7155
RIDING MOWER Grasshop-
per, 25 hp Kohler w/452 hrs.
52"cut + 48" dozer blade
RIDING MOWER- Craftsman,
14 1/2 hp, 42" cut, Rear
bagger. Exc. shape $600
ROTARY SPREADER Scotts,
Almost new. $20.
ROTOTILLER, Sears, chain
drive, runs good, $250.
SKAG 52" Zero Turn Commer-
cial Mower. New tires, bat-
tery, belts, blades, filters.
SNAPPER Z TURN MOWER-
52" cut, like new, $1800
TILLER MTD, Rear tines, 6.5
hp. Slightly used. $300 or
best offer. (863)357-0256
Every Monday-12pm & every
HORSE PEOPLE Miss Bet-
ly's Tack is having a 10% off
on all horse tack until Christ-
mas. Will do layaway on
saddles until Christmas Eve.
23200 Howard Rd.
Business Places 910
Farm Property -
House Rent 930
Land Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
Ibr, 1ba All Utll. incld.
Fully furnished, Stone tiles
throughout. Community pool.
$780. mo. +Sec. dep.
2 BEROO 2 BTH PARTENT
2, 3 & 4 Bedrooms
Come in & ask us
City of LaBelle 1 BR Furnished
efficiency. $650 mo. Inclds
all until's, satellite tv, wireless
DUPLEX, 2BR/1BA, on 6th
Ave. in LaBelle, close to
everything, good location,
good cond., $600 mo.
COMMERCIAL OFFICE BUILD-
ING 462 South Bridge
CENTER LABELLE 2BR/2BA,
Kit., L/rm / D/rm, Lg Util rm
w/storage, screened porch,
no steps to climb, $900 mo.,
+ Sec. dep. & Ref. req.
Charming 2 story Cracker
Style home on acre lot. 2
bdrm / 1 bth, large deck
$875 a month
Ist, last &1 mo
Call Broker/ Owner
COUNTY VILLAGE, 1BR/1BA,
avail. immed., $700 mo. +
LABELLE 2 br, 2 ba with gar-
age, 90 Martin St.
LABELLE- 3 BED, 2 BATH,
DEN, LAUN. RM. 1800 SF,
VINYL FLRS, 5 ACRES, N.
OF RIVER, SCHOOL BUS
ROUTE, W/IN CITY LIMITS,
DBL. WIDE. SAFE, QUIET,
.FENCED, WELL, SHED,
FRUIT TREES, LOTS OF
SPACE! $875/M0. SEC. &
LABELLE- Downtown, 2,000
sq. ft., 4BR/2BA. $900/mo.
Possible lease w/option to
3br/2ba CBS home in
$1,200 mo. plus
1 mo. security.
Call: 863-673-0066. .
LEHIGH ACRES House, 2
BR, 2 BA, central A/C, new
carport, renovated. Pool.
LEHIGH ACRES DUPLEX 3/2,
carport, Mirror Lakes area,
Homestead Rd, $750/mo
MOORE HAVEN 2/3 BR, 2BA,
Framed Duplex, Nice area.
SOnly 2 yrs. old. $775 mo.
WEEKLY OR MONTHLY
3 br, 2 ba CBS home.
2 br, 2 ba mobile home,
1 br apt, $210/wk utilities
Efficiency apt., utilities
2 br,1ba, $600/mo.
Lakeport Large 3 br, 2 ba, on
a lake, $950/mo.
(2)3 BR,2BA$950 mo.
+ sec. & ref's. &
S2 BR,1 BA,$800 mo. +
sec. & ref's.
Fort Myers 2 BR, 2 BA,
Townhs. in gated community.
for more information.
Rent to Own I1. 2/2, Country
Village, 2008 Mariner Ct.
appl's incl., $700 mo., 1st
last & dep. (239)849-3856
PORT LABELLE Very nice
3BR/2BA, heat/ac, garage,
large Florida room, no pets,
ref's & lease. $725 mo. +
$725 sec. (863)675-2392
PORT LABELLE: 7048 Tide
Cir. 4br/2ba. New home
$1100/mo. + 1st mo. free
rent. Eugene 954-658-1552
RIVER & CANAL HOUSE:
Large corner lot. 2 BR, 3 BA
w/Florida rm & 2 car garage
in LaBelle. 863-517-1935
RIVERSIDE PROPERTY -
w/dock, 3 BR, 2 BA, w/full
kitchen & space. LR area,
very private & quiet loc.,
$1600/mth + utils.
(863)885-2776 for details.
TWO BEDROOM homes
available for rent. $750/mo.
Call Riverside Real Estate.
WOODED AREA 3 BR, 1 BA.
REASONABLE. No dogs.
Lazy T Ranch
The most important
20 minutes of your day
is the time spent read-
ing with your child from
birth to age nine.
ROOMMATE WANTED: single
woman, big house, looking
for mature person 50+ to
room with, 1/2 on rent & util.
(863)675-5808 ask for
ROOM FOR RENT-HOUSE IN
Available immed. $550/mo.
only. Call 863-843-0026.
Room to Rent: at Horseshoe
Acres, $100 per week.
ROOMS FOR RENT
PORT LABELLE INN
Refrig, Microwave, Elec,
Cable, Phone & Internet.
$650 plus tax per month;
$330 wkly, $59 Daily
Please Call 863-675-4411
1 Oxbow Dr, LaBelle, FL
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.,
Cowboy Way & Kennedy Blvd.
5'x10 $42.80 mo. inc. tax.
8'x10'$53.50 mo. incl. tax.
10'xl0' $58.85 mo. incl. tax.
8'x20'20" $85.60 mo. incl. tax.
24 hr access $25 returnable
key deposit. 863-675-2392
Caloosa Belle Thurs 2007
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 Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080
Seasonal or Annual.
Willard Realty Group
-FOR RENT -
$650 per month
Willard Realty Group
PIONEER PLANTATION 7
ac., W/ Ig M/H, detached
garage & shed. 3 entrances
w/culverts. Fully fenced &
cross fenced. Ready for
Soats, cattle & horses.
320K or will trade for prop-
erty in N. FL or Georgia.
One man's trash Is anoth-
er man's treasure. Turn
your trash to treasure
with an ad In the classl-
FT OENAUD FSBO, Country
Home on 2.4 acres, 3br,
1.5ba, Open floor plan, Huge
Oaks, partially cleared and
fenced. Lots of privacy,
$225,000. Call for appoint-
Lease w/Optionto buy or
owner financing considered.
3 Bdrm. 2 Ba. Large rooms.
Top Area! Reduced to
$159,500. $ave $$$$
Deal Directly with Owner.
New Home Buyers
Finish off that purchase
rght! Visit White's
Fumiture & Appliances
1060 Highway 29
eKr&urc uc jti
Farms Land Homes
TII Free: 800.459.8516
3-35 Acre Tracts near Moul-
trie, GA. Wooded acreage
with lots of paved road front-
age. $8,000 per acre. Call
Norris Bishop Realty @
5000 sq ft custom built home
on 10 acres. Includes
stocked pond, dock, pond
house, located 10 minutes
south of Tifton, GA. Great
location! Call Norris Bishop
Realty @ (229)890-1186.
Beautiful NC Mountains -
Boone, Blowing Rock, Ban-
ner Elk. Let the local experts
at MAP Realty find that per-
fect property for you.
(828)262-5655 or www.ma-
COASTAL GA 1/2 acre+
$89,900 Incredible commu-
nity, water & marsh views,
Year- round temperate
weather. Near Golden Isles.
Enjoy boating, fishing, walk-
ing, family/retirement living.
Great financing available.
NEW HOMES GREENVILLE,
SC Owner Financing. 4.75%
Int./ 5% Down/From
$120k-250k. Immediate Oc-
Grab a bargain from your
attic, basement or clos-
et In today's classlfleds.
Mobile Home Lots 2005
Mobile Home Parts 2010
Mobile Homes Rent 2015
Mobile Homes Sale 2020
FT. DENAUD 2br, 2ba,
DWMH w/1 car gar. 5 Acres.
Couriry s-nri]ij Pets
welcomed. $850 mo. Avail.
now! Call (239)693-0305 or
LABELLE: 2br, 1ba, remod-
eled. $175. wkly. + $300.
sec. $475. to move in. Call
for info. 863-673-5704.
LABELLE: Crescent Acres
area, 2br/2ba. Only $120
per week. 863-673-6362.
Mobile Home, 3BR/1BA, $575
mo. + $300 sec. dep.
MOBILE HOME FOR RENT
LaBelle 1 Bdrm, 1 Ba., Private
location. $500 mo. + $200
sec. dep. (239) 226-1219
MUST BE 55 YEARS OF AGE
Gated community w/ pool,
club house & river access.
We also mow your grass.
$595 monthly. Ready to
move in! Call 863-673-4325
NEAR LABELLE 2br, 1ba, on
2.5 acres. Very private.
$125/wk rent + sec. dep.
MOVE TO YOUR LAND
Mobile Home Angels
Inventory Liquidation Sale
Models in stock sold cheap.
Negotiate your best price in
years. We also have lots
avail. Call (863)675-4442 or
LABELLE 3 BR, 2 BA, double
wide, w/14 x 40 LR, on 2.5
acres. Must see!, Utility shed
NEW 3 BR / 2 BA Doublewide
$39,900 includes set up &
A/C. Very easy financing
avail. Call (863)675-8888 or
NEW 3 BR / 2 BA Doublewide
on 1 acre lot. $5,000 down
$820 monthly. No credit
needed. Bad credit accepted.
Call (863)675-8888 or
Singlewide 3 BR / 2 BA in
the city of LaBelle. $3,500
down. Low monthly pay-
ments. No credit needed.
Ready to move in. Call
TRADE IN'S WANTED
No Money Down... with your
old homes equity. Very easy
financing. Low prices on all
New 3 & 4 Bdrm. Homes.
Call (863)675-8888 or
WHISPER CREEK 31ft, Royal
Intl, w/Fla room, roof over
trailer, 2 new TV's, AC in
trailer, 2 clothes lines, stor-
age shed, satellite dish,
Good condition, starting at
$9500 neg. (863)612-0812
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Sport Vehicles/ATVs 3035
AIR BOAT 220 GPU, Laser
hull. Power shift prop. $5000
or best offer. (561)234-5416
AIRBOAT- 14 ft Apache Hull,
220 GPU. $5000 or best of-
AQUA SPORT 1999 -17 Ft. w/
90 hp Johnson, Bimini Top &
New trailer. Excellent condi-
tion. $5000 (863)673-5891
BOAT MOTOR 200 Johnson,
for parts only, $200.
BOAT MOTOR Elgin, 14.1 hp,
'69, antique, w/3 propellers
& gas tank, runs good,
BONITO 15', with 30 hp
Johnson motor. Trailer in-
cluded. Good condition.
ESCAPE SAILBOAT 14 ft, cat
rig, much like a Sailfish,
easier to sail, will deliver lo-
cally. $895 (863)674-0647
EVINRUDE '93, 6hp out-
board. Like new. $400.
FLATS BOAT- 16', 1996,
OMC 88hp engine. With trail-
er. $1800. (772)971-7130
GHEENOE CLASSIC BOAT '91
'04 Honda 15 hp 4 stroke,
power tilt & galvanized trail-
er. $3600 (863)634-0815
HOLIDAY BOAT '84, 14',
w/Mariner 40hp engine. Trol-
ling motor & EZ load trailer.
JON BOAT 16ft, 7.5hp
Chrysler motor, trailer,
JON BOAT 12 ff, 6 hp motor,
many extras. $600
(863)673-0329 leave mes-
sage if no answer.
JON BOAT 14 ft aluminum,
no motor, V haul, as is. $150
KEY WEST, 1992 15', 40HP
motor, runs great, trailer in-
cluded. $3,500. Call Phil at
I WlcI I
OPEN FISHERMAN 20 ft,
150 merc, float on aluminum
trailer, 300 hrs., good shape.
PONTOON BOAT- 20' &trail-
er, 35 hp Johnson motor.
Good condition. $1800.
PRO CRAFT BASS BOAT -
17.6 fiberglass, 112 hp Evin-
rude trailer, less than 200
hrs, $4500 (863)946-0408
SEA NYMPH '83,15', Alumi-
num with trailer & '91 40hp
Johnson with tilt & Trim.
WHITEWATER '68, 14', Fi-
berglass. Trailer (needs tires)
included. $ 250.
CAMPER 12 ft slide in, self
contained, new a/c, very
good cond. $1400 For more
info, call (863)983-6483
CAMPER PULL ALONG 28 ft,
all works, needs some body
work, A/C, generator includ-
ed $1500 (863)261-7135
CATALINA COACHMAN '95-
RV, 23ft, asking $4000
FREE HOOKUP FOR RV OR
CAMPER in country in ex-
change for caretaker. Call
GMC CAMPER VAN '86- High-
top, Mechanically restored,
Receipts, $2500. or trade for
auto (561)254-7458 Clewist.
JAYCO CAMPER '89- Limited
Edition, 29 ft, complete.
$1500 needs work.
SOUTHWIND '99 -;Fiord V10,
36ft, 50K miles, 2 slides,
W/D, new tires, $40,000
neg. (231)631-0250 to see
Eagle Bay Roost 5025 16th
Ave SW, Lot 22.
FIFTH WHEEL '79 Wilder-
ness, 1 bed, bath, stove &
fridge, needs minor work,
$2000 neg. (863)528-0920
FIFTH WHEEL TAIL GATE -
Fits a full size Chevy or
GMC, alum louver. $275
JAYCO 5TH WHEEL- '94, 32
ft, w/slide out, new hot water
heater, cold air, good tires,
ready to move $8900 or best
offer (863)835-0692 or
SEADOOS On double trailer,
Was asking $4000. Will sac-
rifice for $3500. Must see!
BOAT TRAILER 18 ft, galva-
nized, perfect condition.
_$400 or be-st offer
STAINLESS PROP- Johnson
200, excellent cond., $100
TIRED OF RIVER/LAKE BOAT-
ING? Own your very own
Gulf Dockominium 10x10x30
w/prestigious membership at
the Sanibel Harbor Yacht
Club. Entertain your family
and friends at a 5 Star Re-
sort facility with loads of
amenities. $117,900 will
consider trade for other Flori-
da properties. Call
HARLEY ACCESS. Leather
jacket, Vest & Chaps. XX
Small Worn 3 times. Like
new. $200. (863)763-7727
HARLEY DAVIDSON 1996 -
1200 CC, 28K mls. Runs
good. $2500 or best offer.
HONDA CB 900 1982, Cus-
tom, Nice bike. $1000 or
best offer. (239)265-0985
HONDA CRF 50 '05 Great
starter bike, looks and runs
great! $700 or best offer
HONDA SHADOW AERO 1100
'98 42k miles, lots of op-
tions. $4800 (863)763-5959
KAWASAKI 2000 CRUISER,
'04 125 cu in., 16k mi., like
new, largest Kawasaki motor
made, perfect cond. $8500
KAWASAKI NINJA, '02- $900.
SCAFFOLD On Motorcycle
trailer. $200. (863)763-3451
SUZUKI 850 1982, 17K mis.,
Looks good, Runs good.
Very dependable. $1400.
CHILD'S ATV 70 cc, needs
minor work $300
CHILD'S ATV 90 cc, needs
minor work. $500
DIRT BIKE 2002 Yamaha
TTR125L, very nice condi-
tion. $1400. (863)697-6464
GO CART Bench seat style.
$200. (954)536-6613 W.
GO KART Adult size, 6.5 hp,
runs great. $400
(941)812-5315 Okee area
GO KART Runs great. $200
or best offer. (863)447-1255
HONDA ATV '06, 350cc, 4x4,
new ITP mud tires. Chrome
rims. Great Christmas present!
$5000. Neg. (863)634-2979
HONDA FOREMAN '05 500
elec shift, 37hrs, $5000 or
best offer (863)673-2388
YAMAHA 225 2001, Dirt Bike,
Street legal. Asking $2100
I PublIc NotIce
I Public Notice
PROPUESTA DE MODIFICACl6N A LA CONSTITUCI6N PARA SER
VOTADA EL 29 DE ENERO DE 2000
NOTIFICIACdlN DE ELECClIN
El qua suscribe, Kurl S. Browning, Socroladro e Eslodo del Eslado de Florida, por modio del presence nolilica quo se realizar una elocci6n on cada
condradodeFlorida, oe 20 doenro do 2008, para n rallcaldn o rechazoIoe uno propuosia de rovisi6n (tolaConslltucln del eslado d Florida.
APARTADO VII, ARTICULOS3, 4, Y 6
APARTADO XII, ARTiCULO 27
Titulo de la papelela de votacl6n:
EXENCIONES IMPOSITIVAS A LA PROPIEDAD INMUEBLE; RESTRICCIONES A LAS TASACIONES IMPOSITIVAS SOBRE INMUEBLES
Resumen de la votacl6n:
Esta revision propone cambios alas Constituc6n del Eslado relatives a losimpuestos sobre la propiedad. Con relacin a los bienes destinados a vivien-
da familiar, esaa revision: (1) incremental la exenci6n sobre bienes deslinados a vivienda familiar con excepcin de los impuestos para disrilos esco-
lares y (2) permit que los propielarios de bienes deslinados a vivenda familiar Iranslieran hasa $500.000 de ss beneficios Save-Our-Homes para su
pr6xima vivienda familiar, Con relacibn a los bienes no deslinados a vivienda familiar, esla revision (3) proporciona una exencin de $25,000 pare
bienes muebles tangiblesy (4) limit los increments en la tasaci6nparadelerminados inmuebles no destinado a vivienda familiar con excepdin de
los impueslos a los distkilos escolares,
En mayor delalle, esta revision:
(1) Incremenla la exendcn sobre vivienda familiar al eximir el valor de lasaid6n enre $50.000 y $75.000. Esta exencin no se aplica a impuestos
de distrios escolares.
(2) Prev la transferencia de los beneficios acumulados Save-Our-Homes. Los propietarios de viviendas familiares podrAn Iransferr su benei-
co Save-Our-Homes a una nueva vivienda familiar dentro de 1 ao y no mis de 2 anos despues de abandonar su anterior vivienda familiar; excepto
en el caso de que esta revision sea aprobada por los electores en enero de 2008 y si la nueva vivienda familiar se establece el 1 de enero de 2008, la
vivienda familiar anterior so lendrA que haber abandonado en 2007. Si la nueva vivienda familiar tiene on valor just superior al de la anterior, se puede
transerir el beneicio, si la nueva vivienda familiar tiene un valor just interior, se reducir el monto del benetcio a transferir. El beneicio transferido no
puede superar los S00000. Esta disposicidn se aplic a todos los impuestos.
(3) Autoriza una exencin a los impuestos sobre inmuebles de $25.000 del valor tasado de los bienes muebles tangibles. Esta disposicin se
aplica a todos los impuestos.
(4) Umita los incremenosde tasai6n respect a derminadeos bienes inmuebles no destinados a vivienda familiar hasa un 10 porciento por
aeo, La propiedad se tasar al valor just con posterioidad a una major, segln se la defne por tly general, y si la ey general to dispone podra lasarse
a valor just con posterioridad a un cambio de lilularidad o de control. Esla restriccin no se aplica a impuestos sobre distritos escolares. Esta reslric
cidn se anula can electo a parirde del d enero de 2019, a menos que se renueve por el voto de los electores on la elecd6n general a celebrarse en
Asimismo, esta revision:
a. Rechaza e lenguaje obsolete sabre la exencl6n a viviendas familiares cuando era inferior a $25.000 y no aplicaba unflormldad a los
impuestos a la propiedad gravados por lodos los gobiernos locales.
b. Dispone la anulacin de exenciones a viviendas familiares si una reform conslucional fuura dispone la valuaci6n de viviendas lamiliares (a
un valor r quae el luslo" en lugar de la disposicldn actual de a un porcenlale delerminado' del valor juslo.
c. Eslablece que los cambios se hagan eletivos con poslerioidad a la aprobaci6n por los elecores y que se aplique en forma relroactiva a 1
de enero de 2008, si se aprueba an elecci6n especial celebrada el 29 de enero de 2008, o que se haga electiva el 1 de enero de 2009, si se aprueba
por elecal n general celebrada an el mes de noviembre de 2008. La reslricidn sobre incrementos anuales an la tasaci6n par determinados bienes
inmuebles se aplicara primeroal registry fiscal de 2009 si esta revision se aprueba en una eleccin especial a celebrarse el 29 de enero de 2008, o se
aplicard primero al regisiro fiscal d 2010 sa esia revision se aprueba en una elecd6n general a celebrarse en el mes de noviembee de 2008.
FINANZA E IMPUESTO
ARTCULO 3. Impuestos; exenciones.-
(a) Toda propiedad que perteneca a una muniopalidad y que se ullice exclusivamenle para fines munidpales o piblicos eslard exenla de
impuestos. A la munidpalidad qua posea propiedades fuera de la municipalidad, so a puede requerir por lay general qua effect pages a la unidad
tribularia an la que s ecuenestre la propiedad. Las parties de la propiedad que se uliicen para lines educalivos, literarios, dentiicos, religiosos o de
bien public pueden eslar exentas de gravamen tribulario por ley general,
(b) Estaran exenas de gravamen tributaio, an forma acumulativa, respect de cadajefe de familiar que resida en eseestado, los enseres doms-c
ticos y electos parsonales pr el valor esablecido por lay general, que no sea inferior a mil dares, y respeclo de cada viuda o viudo a persona no
vidente y pemanentemente discapaciada, los bienes per el valor estableddo por ley general que no sea inferior a quinientos dMares. .
(c) Cualquier condado o munidpalidad puede, a los elecos de su gravamen fiscal correspondiente y sujeto alas disposiciones de esle indcso
y la lay general, oorgar exendones tributaris ad valorem al desarrollo comunitaro y econ6mico a nuevos negoos y a las ampliadones de los nego-
dos ya existentes, segln lo establece la lay general. Esa exendon se puede olorgar exdusivamente por medio de ordenanza del condado o de la
munidpalidad, y solamente con posterioidad a que los eectores del condado o de la munidpalidad voten ese asunto en un referendum y autorien
al cond ado o a la munidpldad a adoptar esa ordenanza. La exenedon que se otorgue en caonsecuena se aplicara alas mejoras sobre los bienes
inmuebles qua se elediaen pot o para qua las uticen nuevs negod asicomo lambien a las mejoras sobre los bienes inmueles relaonados con
la ampliad6n de un negodo eaxstenle y tambien se aplicara a los bienes muebles de esos negodos nuevos y a los bienes muebles reladonados can
la ampliad6n de un negodo exstente. Los imports y los limes de los imports de la exendin se indicainp por ley general. El period de tempo
durante el cual se podra otogar la exendon comeespondiene a un negodo nuevo o a la ampliadnde uno ya existence sern determinado po ley gen
eral. La autoridad para otorga esa exenidn fializara a los diez ao desde la fecha de aprobad6n po los electres del condado o de la muniapali
dad, y podr renovarse poreferendum segun to disponga la ley general.
(d) Po ley general y sujelo a las condidones dpuesas en aquella, se puede otorgar una exendn tributaria ad valorem a un mecanismo gen-
erador de energia removable y al bien inmueble sobre el cual ese mecanismo esta instalado y an funoonamiento, p el vator establecido por ley gen-
eral que no super el cost initial del mecanismo y peo el perodo de iempo determinado por ley general que no podra superar los diez ados.
(e) Cualquier condado o municipalidadpuede, a los nes de su gravamen iscal corespondente y sujeo a las disposidones de ese inciso y la
lay general, otorgar exendonestributaras ad valorem por conservaa hislnrica a lespropietarios de propiedades hislticas. Esta exendn se puede
otorgar exdusivamente por medio de ordeanza de a nd dado o de la munidpalidad. Los imports o los limies a los imports de esa exendin asi
como los requisites de admisabiadad de las propiedades deben ser determinados pa ley general. El peido de liempo durante el cual se puede color.
gar esta exendn al propielario de un inmueble sera delerminado po ly general.
(1) Por ley genial y selo a Ins condciones disueslas en aouella eslani exenlas de gravamen ad valorem de veinlidnco mil dlares del
valor esado de a road ea d sujela a imouesto sobre os benes muebles tangibles
ARTCULO 4. Gravamen tributario; valuacines. -Por lay general se estalecera n regulaiones destnadas a garantizar una vluaci6n just de lodos
Io bienes sujetos a gravamen ad valorem, sempre y cuando se cumpla can to siguiente:
(a) La erra para agncultura. la terra produora dealos nveles de recarga alaapa aculea de Florida oa tierra qu seutilizaexusivamenie
para lines raeceaSivn no nomariates se peueda dcasiar por lay general y se pueda tasar exclusamente sobe la based a naturalezadel usoe
S (b) De onlonridad con la lay general los ienes mueles tangibles que se posean para la venta como estencia de mercadeia asi como los
sernovens e etes pedansar para pagar tribulo en un prcentaje dearminado dae su valor, se poedan dasicar a os fnes tributaies, o puedan estar
exentos de tributadn.
(c) Todas b s personas con deecho a exendco sotbe bin de faeia de conlormiad con el tEiculo 6 de este Apartado andran su vivienda
faniar tasada a valor juso a pari del 1 de enero del ao posterior a la techa eectva de esta enmienda. Esta enmenda se modifcar Anicamnente de
conformidad con o dispuesto en el presence
(1) Las valuacones sujelas a esia diposion se modicaran anualmente el 1" de enero de cada ao: sin embargo los cambios en las value-
dones no superarn to minimo que se indica a continuaci6
&. Ires pan caen.a ) da laoaraon conrespeona ei al an aioanr.
El porcentaje de cambo en l Ind ice ePrecios al Consurnidor para todos los consumidores de la udad; el promedo de la Cudad ameri-
cana, lodesos I item 1967=100, o informes suconos conresponadentes al ao calendano anterior segin hayan sido onginalmenle informdos al
Departarnano de Trabajo de los Estados Undos,l Oidna de Esladiscas Laborales
(2) Ninguna vauacina sperara el vaeor just.
(3) Con posteroidad al cambio de tuladad, segun se disponga pot ley general, ls biened deslinados a vvienda familiar se valuaran al pre
do just a pair del I de enero del ao siguiente, a meneos ue seaaiouen las disooones del prnrafo 18) Con posteaoriad a esa fecha l
vvienda famier se tasara seggn se dis epone n present.
(4) Lasvi~endas amiiaes nuevas se tasarn a valojeusto a putirdl deenero del an o siguiente al ddlestablemuiento de la vivienda, iaent
aue se aliquen Ias disoos es del paialo (81 Esa lasao6n solamente se modicarl segln se disponga en el present.
(5) Los camrrbs, las addone, la s reducmones, 0 las meioras a os bienes destinados a viienda famiiarse valuaran segan to dispuesto pr
ley general; no obstante, con posteriodadl a ajuste realizado en vitud de calquier cambto, adid6n, reducd6n, o mjora, el bien se valuanr
segun to quese dsponga en el pesente.
(6) En e cas de que la popiedad dee e de ser considerada bien destado a vivienda familiar, la popiedad se valuar de conformidd con la
(7) Las disposidones de esta enmienda son dlvisiles. En el caso de que cualquie disposidbn de esia enmienda sea considerada inconsBu-
ional po cualquiei rnbunal compelente, la decisn de ese tribune no afectar ni perudicard ninguna de las disposiiones resantes de esta
(8la Lapersonqueeslablezcauna nuere vivieendaaliar a partir del deenero de 2009 o 1 de enerode cualquier aooosteror y ue haya
irLvuraN -in ,vn~ur iic anevie u s rws, Atun3d Pnr~o ai e oenmd ulund o hsrmdailo
JEEP RENEGADE.- Lifted,
Royal Blue. Lots of accesso-
res. Fun to Ride! $3000 Call
KAWASAKI KX 125 2000 -
Dirt Bike. Looks great! Kick
start ready. $900 Firm. Call
YAMAHA SCOOTER, '05 -
barely used, 49cc, good
Christmas present, $1500 or
best offer. (561)262-0510
COACHMEN TRAVEL TRAILER
33', good cond., orig. own-
er, towed 1600 mi., $4500.
saves you money by
about best buys.
No wonder newspaper
readers earn more!
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks 4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
ALL JUNK CARS WANTED
Running or Not
WE PAY CASH- Free Pick-Up
CADILLAC BROUGHAM, '87 -
,72,852 mi., gray blue, a/c,
$900 cash. (863)357-6799
CHRYSLER FIFTH AVENUE,
'86 int. good cond., needs
some body work, new parts,
CROWN VICTORIA LX '96 -
Runs great, new croc design
ragged top, good tires, 4 dr.
$2300 neg (239)503-5354
FORD TAURUS '99 4dr, V6,
eng good cond, gold, rebuilt
trans at 85k, a/c, radio, Int
good. $2200 (239)770-3527
GRAND MARQUIS '89 A/C,
auto, low miles. $1599 or
best offer (954)260-1933
MERCURY SABLE '00 4 dr,
V6, cold a/c, new tires, runs
perfect, 83k miles. $3800
MERCURY STATION WAGON
'90 100k miles, very good
condition, always under cov-
er. $999 neg (863)763-8143
MITSUBISHI 3000 GT '95 -
auto, V6, good body & interi-
or, doesn't run, $1000 or
best offer (863)675-2627
MITSUBISHI ECLIPSE '93,
Runs good but needs clutch.
$700 or best offer.
NISSAN SENTRA GXE '98 -
Black, 4 dr, a/c, 4 cyl, save
gas, low miles. $1200 neg.
PLYMOUTH BREEZE '98 4
cyl, pw, pi, cc, a/c, runs,
needs some work, exc int.
SUBARU LEGACY '91, Runs
good, Good tires (2 new).
ood work car. $1000..Call
Pat (863)634-3097 Lv. msg.
CHEVY PICKUP, '54 runs,
needs brakes & body work,
good title, $700.
CHRYSLER NEW PORT 1962 -
2 Dr., Hard top. Runs good.
All original. Great project.
FORD FAIRLAINE '67 289
engine, runs good, light
green in color. $6400
Find It faster. Sell It soon-
er In the classlfleds
READING A NEWSPAPER...
2 Siel valor inulo de la nusva vviienda familiar es interior al valor iusto de la anterior vivienda familiar a arlir del 1 de enero del aio en el
de prooiedad de mAs de una persona
(d) La legislature, puede, poa ley general, a los ines de la valuacin y sujeta a lasdisposidiones de esteinciso, permilir que os condado y las
municipalidades auloricen por ordenanza que los bienes histricos se puedan valuar exclusnamente sobre la base de la naluraleza o el uso. Esa val
uacdn basada en la naluraleza o el ue se aplicar exclusivamente en la jurisdiccidn que adople la ordenanza. Los requislos aplicables a las
propiedades admisibles se deben especificar por ley general.
(e) Un condado puede, de la manera dispuesta porley general, ofrecer una reduccinen el valor de lasaci6n de la propiedad deslinada a ivien
da familiar en proporcidn a aumento an el valor de lasaci6n d la propiedad en cuesti6n derivado de la construccin o reconstrucci6n del ien a los
fines de brindar alojamiento para la vivienda a uno o mss abuelos o progenitores nalurales o adoptivos del propietaro del bien o del esposo/sa del
propietaroen el caso de quae amnenos uno d los abuelos o progenitores para los cales se destiny el alojamiento lenga 62 aros o mas. Esa reduc-
d6n no puede superar lo minimo que se indica a continuaci6n:
(1) El aumento en el valor de lasad6n derivado de la construcci6n o reconstrucoon del bien.
(2) Veinte por dento del total del valor lasado sobre el bien mejorado.
(J) Para lodos los gravimenes con exceocin de los gravamenes de distito escolar valuaciones de bienes inmuebles residendales segon se
detnen nor ley general que comorendan nueve unidades o menos v que no estin somelidos a las resltcciones de valuaci6n etableddas en los
incisos lal a (c) se modifcaran exclusivamente seotn se disponga en esle iniso
(1) Las lasacones sujelas a esle inciso se modiicarn anualmente a l fecha ade asaci6n dispuesia Dor ley pero esos cambios de tasadi6n no
superarin el diez or ciento (10%) de la lasacin correspondiente al ao anterior
(2) Ninguna tasaci6n superard el valor juslo
(3) Con posterioridad aun cambio de litularidad o control segun se decline por ley general indusive cualquiercambio delitularidad de unnanti-
dad legal qua pose la propiedad esa propiedad se lasara a valor just a parlir de la prima lecha de lasaci6n Posleriormenie esa propiedad se val-
uari segin se disponga en este incise
(4) Los cambios los agregados las reducciones o mejoras introducidas en esa propiedad se lasarsn segIn to disponga la ley general no
obstacle con posteleridad a ese camblo agregado reducci6n o mejora se lasara la propiedad segin se disponga en este inciso.
(g) Respecto de iodos los gravamenes que no sean los de disrito escolar las tasaidones de bienes inmuebles no sujetos a las restricdones de
lasaci6n establecidas en los Incisos (a) a (c) y ( se modificarn exclusivamente segin se disponga en este inciso
(1) Las lasaciones suielas a esle incso pe modificarin anualmente a la fecha de valuacidn dispuesta por ley sin embargo esos cambios en las
lasaciones nosuperarn el10 % de la tasaci6n correspondiente al aoanlteior
(2) Ninguna lasaci6n suoerard el valor juslo
(3) La legislature debe disponer oue la propiedad que correspond se tase a valor juslo a pair de la oroxima echna de lasadin can posterior-
idad a una mejora calificada segln se decline par lay general se realize sobre esa propiedad Posleriormente esa oroiedad se valuara seagn se
(4) La legislature puede disponer que la prooiedad qu correspond se tase al valor juslo a Dartir de la fecha de la or6xima tasac6n con pos-
lerioridad a un cambio en la orooiedad o control seon se define por ley general indusive cualauier cambio de ulariddad de una entidad legal oue
0 se lasaran segun io oisponga eoy geenerar no
egn se diseonga en este indso
ARTCULO 6. Exenciones para la ivienda familiar-
(a) Toda persona que tenga un derecho legal oequitativo sobre un bien inmueble y que mantenga en lsle la residencia habitual del propietario u oro
dependlente del propielario por lay o par naluraleza, eslar exenla de impuestos sobre aquella, con excepdon de las valuaiones por benefcios espe-
dales, hasla la valuad6n lasad6n de einolcinco mr il d6lares y para lodo s s otros gravamenes que no sean los gravamenes de distritos esco.
lares sobre lavaluaion lasadasuperior a ncuenta mil dl6ares y haila setenta ydnco mil dlares con posterioridad al reconoimientodeaquel dere-
cho del modo dispuesto por ly. El bien inmueble se puede poseer per litulo legal o equitativo, en forma integra, mancomunada, an coma n, en con-
dominlo, o indireclamente a travis de la propiedad acoonara o de la calidad de soio que represent el derecho de popiedad del propietario o del
socio en una sociedad que posea un domino pleno a derecho de arrendamiento inicalmente por un plazo superior a noventa y nueve aos. La exen-
cin no se aplicara respect de ninguna lista de valuac6n hasta oe en primer lugar una agenia estatal designada por ley general determine que esa
lisa cumple con las disposiciones del articulo 4. Esta exendi6n queda anulada a la fecha elective de cualouier modificad6n a este Apartado que dispon-
ga la valuai6n del bien destinado a vvenda familiar por debajo del valor just
(b) No se permitird mis de una exendon a cualquier unidad de particular o familiar o respect de cualquier unidad resdencial. Ninguna exen
don superara el valor del inmueble tasable respect del propietaio o, en el caso de dominio por medio de propiedad acdonaria o del carter de
sodio de una sodedad, el valor de la propord6n en la que la patcidpacn en nla sociedad devenga respect del valor tasado del bien,
(c) E:g0- -a3linop-:loygro: alycol t.!- r. i p-f-..Li -q":ll cL 6. .-n&. itch .' ct. "oin
.o :o.3ado.ooho ola o.L 6..'.d:.ad. .o (Cd).
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O(e )Por ley general y sujeto a lascondiciones indicadas en aquella, la Legislatura puede propordna a los arrenndaarios, que sean residents.
permanentes, una desgravad6n fiscal ad valorem sobre todos los gravamenes fiscales advalorem. Esa desgravaidnfOscal ad valorem ser de la man-
era y pot el impose que se establezea pot ley general.
(dt( Po ley general, la legislaura puede permoir que los condado alas munidpaldades, a los fines de sus gravnenes tribularios respec-
livos y sujeto a las disposiones de la ley general, otorguen una exendn fiscal adicional sobre viviendas lamiliares que no super los cincuenta mil
dares a cualquier persona que lenga el derecho legal o equiladvo sobre un bien inmueble y que conserve en a la residenda permanent del propi
etaio y que haya alcanzado la edad de65aios y cuyo ingreso poe grapo familiar, segun Io define la ley general, no super losveinte mi dares. La
lay general debe permitir que ls condados y las municipalidades otorguen esia exendn adicional, denlro de los limits establecidos en este inciso,
par medio de ordenanza adoptada del modo dispuesto por ley general, y debe disponer el ajuste pe nco de la simiad6n del ingreso estableida en
este incso debido a modfcaciones en el costo devida.
(e#J uCada veteranoque tenga65 aioso mas que se'enuenre incapaitado an formapermanete an formal total o pardal recbiriundes-
cuento sore imported del impuesto ad valorem que de oro mode deba sobre la propedad destfnada ienda ndfamiiar propiedad del veleranoy donde
reside, en el caso de que la incapaddad se reladone con el combat, el velerano fuera resident de este estado al moment de ingresar al servicio
mfillar de los Estados Unidos, y el veteran fuera dado de baja con honors al momento de la separadin del serido miftar. B descuento sera n un
porentaje igual al porcentaje de incapaidad permnanente del vetrano relcionada con el combat segin lo determine el Deparlamento de Asuntos
de Veterans de los Estados Unidos. Para calcarn en eldescuento otorgado bajo este indso, el soliiante debe presenter al tasador de bienes del
condado, con anterioidad al 1 de mazo, evidencia de residenia al moment de ingresar al seMvcio milar, una carta ofidal del Departamento de
Asunlos de Veteranos de los Estados Unidos en la que se indique el porcentaje de incapaidad relacionada con el serviio y la evidenda correspon-
diente que razonablemente idenfique la incapacidad como reladonada con el combat y una oa de la Ibaja con honors del veerano. En el caso
de que el tasador de bienes rechace el pedido de descuento, el tasodor debe notfcar al soldtanle por escito las razones del rechazo, y el veteran
puede volvea a solatano. Porley genera, la legsalura puede alspensa reIquIsDo de solnud anual en los anos postenores. Este indso tendra elec
to el 7 de ddembre de 2006, s de electo inmedialo, y no require de legisladn de apicacin.
AnRirJ 1 97 FrEn dnanc imndivc a lamroiedadl aediione a los valon au nesn imnadtives snbre inmue-btes s 4 modic a aos
MARK V '79, Loaded, 79K
orig mi. Runs good. New body
work $2500. (330)573-8413
PLYMOUTH '69 4 dr, every-
* thing electric, VIP model, ex-
cellent condition. $899
DUMP TRAILER '01, 7x12,
double axle. '$2500 firm.
EZ GO GOLF CART '00 36
void, 7" lift kit, 23" tires, al-
um. rims, $2200.
CHROME RIMS 17", Cadil-
lac, w/tires Goodyear Eagle
GT, like new. $500
ENGINE Chevy 454 Big Block
with transmission, $1200. or
best offer. (863)673-1981
FORD ENGINE 351 with ex-
tras, complete. $500
FORD ESCORT '92 for parts,
not title, can hear run, $400
or best offer (863)228-4805
FORD F150, '87 302 eng.,
runs good, 85k mi., lost title,
JEEP CHEROKEE '84 V6, au-
tomatic, for parts. $500 or
best offer. (772)778-6477
LEATHER SEATS & COUCH -
For '97 Dodge Van. Good
LEER BED COVER- Fiberglass,
new $950 asking $100
LOWERING SPRINGS Vogt-
land, for Honda Civic, only 1
mth. old, sell for $100.
(863)634-8735 after 5pm.
RIMS & TIRES 14" alumi-
num, will fit Ranger/Explor-
er/Bronco2, size 225/70/14.
$300 (561)248-3624 Okee
RIMS (4) Aluminum, 15" x
10", 5 lug w/35 x 12.50 BF
Goodrich T/A tires. $200
TRANSMISSION 400 Turbo.
$300 or best offer.
RUNNING GEAR 2 1/2 ton
complete set with a wench.
$1500 or best offer.
TIRES -Discovery Cooper,
31/12,5/15, 5 lug rims,'very
good cond., $300.
TIRES (4) 33/12.50/15 with
aluminum rims. $400
TOOL BOX Diamond Cut,
from a Tundra Pickup. Like
new. Mint condition. $125
TRUCK COVER For quad cab.
TRUCK TIRES (4)- 16", good
tread. $100 (863)467-7373
WHEELS 20", 8 lug with Nitto
tires, chrome, off of Chevy
3/4. ton, $500
CHEVY PICKUP, '94 needs
work, call for information,
$800 or best offer.
CHEVY S10 '97, Cold A/C,
Runs good. $2500.
DODGE DAKOTA SPORT '94,
Runs great. Tires good. A/C
works well. $1900.
F150 -'93, Crew cab, 13" lift,
Brand new 35 Buck Shot
Mutters. $3000. or best of-
fer. (863)233-1782 Jesse
FORD Needs work. $500.
FORD F100, '81 good run-
ning motor, $700.
FORD F-150 1999 Grey, 35K
5 spd. stick. 6 cyl. New tires.
Long bed cover. 1 Owner.
FORD F150 XLT, '94 4 whl.
dr., auto, $2500.
FORD F350 '93 4x4, crew
cab, remain. diesel, 110 gal
fuel tank. $3650 neg
FORD PICK UP '94 4 x 4, au-
to, all power, clean, no rust,
looks & runs great. $2500
GMC '86, Step side, Low-
ered.'350 4 bolt main.
CHEVY S10 BLAZER 1992
Runs good. New paint.
Needs tires. Asking $1500,
or best offer. (863)673-4677.
JEEP '98 4x4, tow bar, hitch;
new AIC, tires, brakes, have
rcpts. $4450 (863)946-1105
MERCURY MOUNTAINEER -
'99, New tires, Good condi-
tion. $2500. (239)289-7637
CARGO TRAILER black, 2
yrs. old, w/spare, $2,750.
CARGO TRAILER '07 7x16;
tantrum whls, 4 whl. elec.
brakes, ramp & side door,
FLATBED TRAILER $300 or
best offer. (863)467-7011
MOTORCYCLE TRAILER Sin-
gle, $175 (863)824-6720
TRAILER Goose Neck.
CHEVY CAMPER VAN '89 -
Roof A/C, Refrig., Micro. CB
Radio. Engine needs work.
CHEVY VAN '96 1 ton G30
work van, $2000
-I-UJOCL Ul -- 1 1-
I Iblc otc
16 Caloosa Belle, Thursday, December 20, 2007
I P l ic i
I Ic Ntiice
PROPOSED CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
TO BE VOTED ON JANUARY 29,2008
NOTICE OF ELECTION
I, Kuit S. Browing, Secretary of State of the State of Florida, do hereby give notice that an election will be held in each county in Florida, on January
29,2008, for the ramfication or rejection ofa proposed revision to the constitution of the Stae of Florida.
ARTICLE VII, SECTIONS 3, 4, AND 6
ARTICLE XII, SECTION 27
PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTIONS: ULMITATIONS ON PROPERTY TAX ASSESSMENTS
Thi revision proposes changes to the State Constitution relating to property taxation. With respect to homestead property, this revision: (1) increases
the homestead exemption except tor school district taxes and (2) allows homestead property owners to transfer up to $500,000 of their Save-Our-Homes
benefits to their next homestead, With respect to nonhomestead property, this revision (3) provides a $25,000 exemption lor tangible personal proper-
ly and (4) limits assessment increases for specified nonhomeslead real property except for school district taxes.
In more detail, this revision:
(1) Increases the homestead exemption by exempting the assessed value between $50,000 and $75,000. This exemption does not apply to
school district taxes.
(2) Provides for the transfer of accumulated SaveOur-Homes benefis. Homestead property owners will be able to transfer their Save-Our-Homes
benefit toa new homestead within 1 year and not more than 2 years after relinquishing their previous homestead; except, if this revision is approved by
the electors in January of 2008 and i the new homestead is established on January 1,208, the previous homestead must have been relinquished in
2007. If the new homestead has a higher just value than the previous one, the accumulated benefit can be transferred; if the new homestead has a lower
just value, the amount of benefit transferred will be reduced. The transferred benefit may not exceed $500,000. This provision applies to all taxes.
(3) Authorizes an exemption from property taxes of $25,000 of assessed value of tangible personal property. This provision applies to all taxes.
(4) Linits the assessment increases for specified nonhomestead real property to 10 percent each year. Propedy will be assessed at just value
following an improvement, as defined by general law, and may be assessed adjust value following a change of ownership or control it provided by gen-
eral law. This limitation does not apply to school district taxes. This limitation is repealed effective January 1,2019, unless renewed by a vote of the elec-
tors in the general election held in 2018.
Further, this revision:
a. Repeals obsolete language on the homestead exemption when it was less than $25,000 and did not apply uniformly to property taxes levied
by all local govemments.
b. Provides for homestead exemptions to be repealed if a future constitutional amendment provides for assessment of homesteads 'at less than
just value' rather than as currently provided 'at a specified percentage' of just value.
c. Schedules the changes to take effect upon approval by the electors and operate retroactively to January 1,2008, if approved in a special elec-
tion held on January 29, 2008, or to take effect January 1, 2009, if approved in the general election held in November ol 2008, The limilalion on annu-
al assessment increases for specified real property shall first apply to the 2009 lax roll it this revision is approved in a special election held on January
29, 2008, or shall first apply to the 2010 tax roll if this revision is approved in the general election held in November of 2008.
FINANCE AND TAXATION
SECTION 3. Taxes; exemptions-
(a) All property owned by a munipality and used exclusively by it or municipal or public purposes shell be exempt from taxation, A municipal-
ity, owning property outside the municipality, may be required by general law to make payment to the taxing unit in which the property is located. Such
portions ofpropertyas are used predominantly for educational, literary, scientific, religious orcharitable purposes may be exempted by general law rom
(b) There shall be exempt from taxation, cumulatively, to every headfl a family residing in this state, household goods and personal effects to
the value fixed by general law, not less than one thousand dollars, and to every widow or widower or person who is blind or totally and permanently
disabled, property to the value fixed by general law not less than five hundred dollars.
(c) Any county or municipality may, for the purpose of its respective tax levy and subject to the provisions of this subsection and general law,
grant community and economic development ad valorem tax exemptions to new businesses and expansions of existing businesses, as defined by gen-
eral law. Such an exemption may be granted only by ordinance of the county or municipality, and only after the electors of the county or municipality
voting on such question in a referendum authorize the county or municipality to adopt such ordinances. An exemption so granted shall apply to
improvements to real propty made by or for the use of a new business and improvements to real property related to the expansion of an existing bus-
ness and shall also apply to tangible personal property of such new business and tangible personal property related to the expansion ol an existing
business The amount or limits of the amount of such exemption shall be specifed by general law. The period of time for which such exemption may
be granted to a new business or expansion of an existing business shall be determined by general law. The authority to grant such exemption shall
expire ten years from the date of approval by the electors of the county or municipality, and may be renewable by referendum as provided by general
(d) By general law and subject to conditions specified therein, there may be granted an ad valorem tax exemption to a renewable energy source
device and to rea property on which such device is installed and operated, to the value mixed by general law not to exceed the original cost of the device,
and for the penod of time fixed by general law not to exceed ten years.
(e) Any county or municipality may, for the purpose of its respective tax levy and subject to the provisions of this subsecton and general law,
grant historic preservation ad valorem tax exemptions to owners of historic properties. This exemption may be granted only by ordinance ol the coun-
ty or municipality The amount or limits of the amount of this exemption and the requirements for eligible properties must be spedfied by general law.
The period of time for which this exemption may be granted to a property owner shall be determined by general law.
(1) By general law and subject to conditions specified therein twenty-live thousand dollars of the assessed value o property subject to tangible
personal rooerty tax shall be exempt from ad valorem taxation
SECTION 4 Taxation; assessments-By general law regulations shall be prescribed which shal secure a just valuation o all property for ad va
rm taxation, provided:
(a) Agricultul land, land producing high water recharge to Florida aquifers, or land used exclusively for noncommercial ereational purpos-
es may be casfied by general law and assessed solely on the basis of character or use.
(b) Pursuantto general law tangible personal property held for sale as stock in trade and livestock may be valued for laxation at a specified per-
centage of is value, may be dassifed for tax purposes, or may be exempted from taxaton.
(c) All persons entitled to a homestead exemption under Section 6 of this Article shall have their homestead assessed at just value as of January
1 of the year following the effectie date of this amendment. This assessment shall change only as provided herein.
(1) Assessments subject to this provision shall be changed annually on January 1st ol each year; but those changes in assessments shall not
exceed the lower of the following:
a. Three percent (3%) of the assessment for the prior year.
b. The percent change in the Consumer Price Index for all urban consumers, U.S. City Average, all items 1967=100, or successor reports for
the preceding calendar year as initially reported by the United States Department of Labor, Bureau ol Labor Statshcs.
(2) No assessment shall exceed just value.
(3) After any change of ownership, as provided by general law, homestead property shall be assessed at just value as of January I o the lot-
lowing year, unless the provisions of paragraph (8) aooy Thereafter, the homestead shall be assessed as provided herein.
(4) New homestead property shall be assessed at just value as o January 1 s of the year following the establishment of he homestead, unless
the pro sidns of paragraph (8) apply. That assessment shall only change as provided herein.
(5) Changes, additions, reductions, or improvements to homestead property shall be assessed as provided for by general law provided, how-
ever, after the adjustment for any change, addition, reduction, or improvement, the property shall be assessed as provided herein.
(6) In the event of a termination of homestead status, the property shall be assessed as provided by general law.
(7) The provisionsof this amendment are severable. I any of the provisions of this amendment shall be held unconstitutional by any court of
competent juisdicion, the decision o such court shall not affed or impair any remaining provisions of this amendment.
IRi A Ar rman who nPes hshs a new homestead as of January 2009 or Januair 1 of any subsequent year and who has received a home-
be assessed as provided herein
b By general law and subject to conditions specified herein the Legislature shall provide for application of this paragraph to property owned
by more than one person.
(d) The legislature may, by general law, lor assessment purposes and subject to the provisions of this subsection, allow counties and municipal-
ilies to authorize by ordinance that historic property may be assessed solely on the basis of character or use. Such character or use assessment shall
apply only to the jurisdiction adopting the ordinance. The requirements for eligible properties must be specified by general law.
(e) A county may, in the manner prescribed by general law, provide for a reduction in the assessed value of homestead property to the extent
of any increase in the assessed value ol that property which results from the construction or reconstruction of the property for the purpose of providing
living quarters for one or more natural or adoptive grandparents or parents of the owner ol the property or of the owners spouse if at least one of the
grandparents or parents for whom the livng quarters are provided is 62 years of age or older. Such a reduction may not exceed the lesser of the fol-
(1) The increase in assessed value resulting from construction or reconstruction of the property.
(2) Twenty percent of the total assessed value of the property as improved.
() For all levies other than school district levies assessments of residentiarreal property as defined by general law which contains nine units
or fewer and which is not subject to the assessment limitations set forth in subsections (a) through (c) shall change only as provided in this subsection
(1) Assessments subject to this subsection shall be changed annually on the date of assessment provided by law but those changes in assess-
ments shall not exceed ten percent (10%) of the assessment for the prior year
12) No assessment shall exceed just value
131 After a change of ownership or control as defined by general law including any change of ownership of a leoal entity that owns the proper-
ty such property shall be assessed at just value as of the next assessment date Thereafter such property shall be assessed as provided in this sub-
141 Chanoes additions reduce
adiuslmenl for any chance addition re
anl oe assessed as provisoa lor uy general lw niuwever ater Io e
1l be assessed as provided in this subsection
erty that is not subject to the assessment limitations set forth in sub-
le date of assessment provided by law' but those changes in assess-
meiti vsia}lnot1i iulV toun p ero llnI oi ui ui ulllonoverrellui 11e0 VIRv yea
(2) No assessment shall exceed just value
(3) The legislature must provide that such property shall be assessed at just value as of the next assessment date after a qualifying Improve-
ment, as defined by general law is made to such property Thereafter such property shall be assessed as provided In this subsection,
141 The lenislaltre may provide that such prooert shall be assessed at iust value as o the next assessment date alter a change of ownership
OLauntl as dr Jm uan law i nclug iany umran
assessed as provided in this subsection
(5) Changes addlions reductions or improvements to sucn property snalln o assesses as provide 1or oy genera law;e nowever aiei le
adjustment for any change addition reduction or improvement the property shall be assessed as provided in this subsection
SECTION 6. Homestead exemplions.-
(a) Every person who has the legal or equitable title to real estate and maintains thereon the permanent residence of the owner, or another legal-
ly or naturally dependent upon the owner, shall be exempt from taxation thereon, except assessments for special benefits, up to the assessed valuation
of twentygive f thousand dollars and for all levies other than school district levies on the assessed valuation greater than fifty thousand dollars and
up to seventy-five thousand dollars upon establishment of right thereto in the manner prescribed by law. The real estate may be held by legal or equi
table title, by the entireties, jointly, in common, as a condominium, or indirectly by stock ownership or membership representing the owners or mem-
bers proprietary interest in a corporation owning a fee or a leasehold initially in excess ol ninety-eight years. The exemption shall not aooly wth respect
to any assessment roll until such roll is first determined to be in compliance with the provisions of section 4 by a state agency designated by general
law This exemption is repealed on the effective date of any amendment to this Article which provides for the assessment of homestead property at less
than oust value.
(b) Not more than one exemption shall be allowed any individual or family unit of with respect to any residential unit No exemption shall exceed
the value of the real estate assessable to the owner or, in case of ownership through stock or membership in a corporation, the value of the proportion
which the interest in the corporation bears to the assessed value ol the property.
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)9e)- By general law and subject to conditions spefied therein, the Legisature may provide to renters, who are permanent residents, ad va-
orem lax relief on allad vaorem tax levies.Such ad valorm tax relief shallbe in the tformand amount estabfshed by generallaw.
)* The legislature may, by general law, allow counties or muncipalites, or the purpose of their respective tax levies and subject to the provi
sons of general law, to grant an additional homestead tax exemption not exceeding fifty thousand dollars to any person who has the legal or equitable
title to real estate and maintains thereon the permanent residence of the owner and who has attained age sixy-five and whose household income, as
defined by general law does not exceed twenty thousand dollars. The general law must allow counties and municipaties to grant this additional exemp-
ton, within the lilts prescribed in this subsection, by ordinance adopted i the manner prescribed by general law, and must provide for the periodic
adjustment of the income limitaion prescribed in this subsection for changes in the cost of living.
W(a) Each veteran who is age 65 or older who is partially or totally permanently disabled shall recesre a discount itm the amount o the ad val-
orm tax otherwise owed on homestead property the veteran owns and resides in i the disably was combat related, the veteran was a resident of this
state at the time ol entering the military service of the Uted States, and the veteran was honorably discharged upon separation from mitary service.
The discount shal be in a percentage equal to the percentage of the veterans permanent, seviceonnecded disablty as determined by the United
States Department of Veterans Afairs To qualify for the discoun granted by ths subsection, an applicant must submit to the county property apprais-
er, by March 1, proof of residency at the time of entenng military seice, an ofcial letter from the United States Department of Veterans Aairs stating
the percentage ol the veterans seice-conneced disablty and such evidence that reasonably identifies the disability as combat related, and a copy
of the veteran's honorable dschage. I the property appraiser denies the request fo a discount, he appraiser must notify the applicant in wring of the
reasons for the denial, and the veteran may reapply. The Leslature may, by general law, wave the annual application requiement in subsequent years.
This subsection shall take eff ect member 7, 206, is setf-eecung, and does not reqre mplementing legislation.
SECTION 27 Proerty tax exemoitions and limitabons on roertv tax assessments-The amendments to Sectns3 4 and 6 ofArtideVII pro-
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American Legion Post 130
will once again be serving Christ-
mas dinner for those alone or in
need. The post delivers as many
as 500 meals to the community
on Christmas Day. The tradition
continues with volunteers start-
ing to cook, package and deliver
meals of turkey, dressing, pota-
toes, gravy, green beans, roll,
butter, salad, cake candy cane
served with a bit of Christmas
cheer from the post and its sup-
If you would like to help or
know someone who needs a
Christmas dinner, please call
(863) 675-8300. Remember to
provide the person's name, ad-
dress and directions for deliv-
Royal Dynasty Cheer, Dance,
& Gymnastics Academy will
have a drawing for a brand new
Polaris Hawkeye 300 2x4 auto-
matic four wheeler. The date of
the raffle drawing has changed
from Friday, Dec. 21, at 5:30
p.m. to Thursday, Dec. 20, at
5:30 p.m. The change of dates
will allow the winner to transfer
the title of the four -wheeler into
their name before Christmas.
Tickets for the drawing are still
available for $25 by calling (863)
673-2581. You do not need to be
present to win. Royal Dynasty is
a non-profit organization.
Quit smoking now
No butts about it; Time to
make a change. Freedom From
Smoking Classes will begin on
Jan. 7, 2008. Free classes will
meet weekly for seven weeks
at Hendry Regional Convenient
Care Center, 450 South Main
Street, from 5:15-6:45 p.m. To
pre-register and for more infor-
mation contact: Valarie James,
674-4056 ext 128, Hendry Coun-
ty Tobacco Prevention Special-
For additional support please
call: Florida Quit-For-Life Line
Tobacco Use Cessation Hotline
(Toll Free) 1-877-U-CAN-NOW/1-
Association plans party
The Muse Community Associa-
tion will hold a short meeting and
Christmas Party on Dec. 20, at 6:00
p.m.. Please bring a small covered
dish if you wish to attend.
meeting time set
LaBelle Longhorn Booster Club
will meet Jan. 10, at the Hendry
County Recreational Board Build-
ing at 7p.m. We will be voting on
Open Board positions including
President, Vice President, Secre-
tary, Treasurer, Cheer Coordinator,
Equipment Manager, Scholastic
and Ways n Means. In order to
vote you must be a paid booster
member. Member fees are three
dollars for a single and five dollars
for a family. To run for a position
you must have been a booster
member for one year prior. You
must also live in the territory of
Labelle Longhorns boundaries. If
you have any questions please call
Christy at (863) 675-5851.
New residents benefit
Kristina A. Kulpa, Hendry
County Property Appraiser, an-
nounces that property owners
who have established a new resi-
dence in Hendry County or have
changed ownership in any man-
ner must make a new applica-
tion and qualify for the $25,000
Homestead Exemption. You may
pre-file now for the 2008 tax year.
Should you have any questions, or
need additional information, visit
our website at www.hendryprop.
org or please feel free to call the
LaBelle office at (863) 675-5270 or
the Clewiston office at (863) 983-
3178. Office hours are 8:30 a.m. to
5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Tots get reading
time at library
Time 4 Tots will meet on Thurs-
day, Dec. 20 at 10:30 a.m. Join us
for a fun-filled time with children
ages birth to 5 years old. Bring
your toddler to the library and join
us for a great tot read time.
Barren Library Kids Klub will
have the annual Christmas pro-
gram on Thursday, Dec. 20, from
7 9 p.m. This years theme is "A
Christmas Time To Remember"
There will be pictures with Santa,
a homemade craft room where
the kids get to make their own or-
nament for the tree and of course,
a Barren Library tradition, an ani-
mated reading of "Twas The Night
Before Christmas." All ages are
welcome, and gifts will be given to
all. Bring the family for a great holi-
day time at the library. All events
are free to the public.
Old fashioned Cake
VFW Post 10100 will host an
old fashioned "Cake Walk" to be
held on Saturday, Dec. 22, from 11
a.m. until 2 p.m. The legion post is
located on South Highway 29, just
past Winn Dixie on the left. Come
and join the fun! There will be de-
licious treats for everyone with all
proceeds to benefit Relay for Life.
There will be no garbage pick
up during the Christmas Holiday.
Pick up will end on Tuesday, Dec.
25, and will resume on Thursday,
There will be no garbage pick
up during the New Year Holiday.
Pick up will end Tuesday, Jan.l,
2008 and resume on Thursday,
Jan. 3, 2008.
day, Tuesday, Dec. 25, at 5 p.m.
We are located at 300 Davis St.
at the corner of Bryan Av. For more
information or transportation call,
Pastor Ben Millican at (863) 473-
0782 or James Wyrals @ (863)
Gator Hammock Wild
Pig -- Pepper Jam
Bring the family to the annual
Gator Hammock Wild Pig -n-
Pepper Jam on New Year's Day,
Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2008 in Felda..
This is a Kansas City Barbeque
Society State Championship cook-
off with $8,000 in prizes, vendors,
live music and a complimentary
pig roast. There will also be New
Year's Eve ancillaries for any lo-
cals that would like to participate
on Monday, Dec. 31. Gates open
to the public at 11 a.m., on New
Year's Day and please bring a do-
nation for the Harry Chapin Food
Bank. Please call Jenna at (863)
675-0687 for more information
and entry forms.
Lost some cows?
The Hendry County Sheriff's
Office found seven cows loose on
the roadways of State Road 80 be-
tween Pioneer Shell and Goodno.
If you have lost any cows, please
contact the sheriff's office at (863)
983-1440 or (863) 674-4060 and
ask for Investigator Angel.
Chalk artist and Evan- planned
gelist visits New Testa-
ment Baptist Church
New Testament Baptist Church
(Iglesia Bautista Nuevo Testa-
mento), would like to invite you
to our Christmas Revival, to hear
Chalk Artist & Evangelist Vester Ar-
nold as he presents "The Word Of
God", in Word and Art. All services
are bilingual, (English and Span-
ish). The person having the most
visitors with them will receive the
chalk art drawing for that service.
The chalk drawing each service
will be the theme of the message
from God's Word. The drawings
will reveal unseen images when
a black light is applied, such as
Jesus coming in the clouds. The
services will be Dec. 23, Sunday
10 a.m. and 6 p.m. and Christmas
Are you an unheralded master
of Sudoku puzzles? Would you be
at all interested in testing your skill
against other local Sudoku enthusi-
asts in a real tournament complete
with cash prizes and trophies? The
staff of the Hendry-Glades Behav-
ioral Health Center will plan and
produce a Sudoku tournament for
local players if there is sufficient
interest. We need a minimum of
100 contestants in order to effec-
tively plan the event. The more
the merrier. Call today and give us
your name and phone number. If
enough players show an interest,
we will contact each of you and
confirm the time and place for
our tournament. All proceeds will
benefit the Hendry-Glades Men-
tal Health Clinic's mortgage fund
raising effort. Call (863) 983-1423
(Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.)
to confirm your interest.
Child care classes
Child Care classes have started
again in Immokalee in both Eng-
lish and Spanish. Bethune Edu-
cation Center and Child Care of
Southwest Florida have joined
together to offer a weekend class.
Many Immokalee residents know
Sylvia Mendoza who will be teach-
ing in both Spanish and English.
Class completion and licensure
leads to a career in child care at
home or in day care centers.
Contact Registration at (239)
658-7066 for tuition information
and class times. First class began
on Dec. 8. The Farmworker Jobs
and Education Program will pay
tuition and fees for eligible farm-
worker family members. Contact
Sylvia Merdoza and Sandra Posa-
da at (239) 658-7064 before class
to receive tuition help.
The. Swamp Cabbage Festival
Queen and Princess pageants will
hold practices for the 2008 schol-
arship pageant on Sundays at 2
p.m. Meetings will be held at 975
Ft. Thompson Ave. in Labelle.
All girls ages 13-22 are invited
to attend. Please call Cathryn at
(863) 673-1264 for directions or
Come to turkey shoot
Pioneer Fire Dept. will sponsor
a turkey shoot Dec. 21 and 22, at
7 p.m. Donation is $3 for turkey,
$4 for ham. The department is lo-
cated on Hendry Isles Blvd.
Nature Park Trail
The Hendry/LaBelle Recreation
Board and Coalition for Eco-Recre-
ation would like to invite commu-
nity organizations, youth groups,
and individuals to a 1.5 hour La-
Belle Nature Park Trail Cleanup on
Saturday, Dec. 8, from 8-9:30 a.m.
Hats, gloves, long pants, sturdy
shoes and insect repellant are rec-
ommended. Participants are en-
couraged to bring their own rakes
and shovels. Water will be provid-
ed. Call Margaret England at (863)
674-0695 for information. The
LaBelle Nature Park is located at
Hardee Street and Frasier on the
Caloosahatchee River in LaBelle.
For directions and information:
Girl Scouts collecting
The Girl Scouts are collecting:
toiletry items and nonperishable
foods for area senior citizens.,
Donations can be dropped off
at Carlson Methodist Church on,
Campbell St. Monday-Friday, 9
a.m. 1 p.m. until Dec. 14. Call,
(863) 675-7034 for more informa-i
Preschool teachers who need
to add to their CEU's, or in service
hours or who just want to have0
some new ideas to prepare the&
children in your care for kinder-
garten, come join Darline Pinheiro
from Childcare of Southwest Flor-
ida for a fun filled, hands-on class
called "Songs and Finger plays."'
You will learn new songs and fin-
ger plays and how to use them as
a teaching tool in the preschool
setting. Darline is a masterful,:
energetic teacher who will make'
presentations and invite you to'
join in songs and finger plays for
Infants through pre-K.
Darline has been in the early
education field in southwest Flor-'
ida for over 17 years. She has a
BA in elementary education and a'
Masters Degree in Human Devel-
opment. She has taught at FGCU,'
presented at the Circles of Care
Conference and is a former direc-,
tor of a pre school program for;
Child Care of Southwest Florida.,
She holds many certifications in<
the early education field.
The training will be held at The
United Way House, 117 Thomp-j
son St., LaBelle, on Jan. 7, 2008,
from 5:30 7:30 pm. There is a'
cost of $10; prepayment and pre-:
registration is required. Credit
Cards are accepted. .1wo CEUs,
are available for an additional'
$10. To register, call Darline at
(239) 425-1050 or Arlene at (863)
675-8383. Come-join the fun!
upny snai be
Caloosa Belle, Thursday, December 20, 2007 "'
Las Nnticias en Esnanol
Estos son los candidates que
hay para elegir el nuevo alguacil.
Ronnie Lee quien es el actual al-
guacil del partido Republicano se
esta postulando para reelecci6n
los otros candidates Dem6cratas
son: Steve Whidden, Fred Dyes y
Raul Fernandez quien reside en
Leigh. En caso de que el ganara
las elecciones tendria que mov-
erse al Condado Hendry desde el
primer dia que comience a traba-
jar. Roberth J. Egley de Clewiston
quiere ser el nuevo Supervisor
Escolar ya que Tom Connor se
retir6 el 17 de diciembre. En cu-
anto a las posiciones political de
los comisiondos solo Bill Madox
tiene competici6n por la silla de
comisionado. Don Davis se ha
postulado para ganar ese puesto.
Este afio los ciudadanos tienen
que elegir el nuevo Director de
Elecciones, el Recaudador de Im-
puestos del Condado y el Conta-
dor de la corte. Para la votaci6n
del 19 enero los libros se cerrardn
el 31 de diciembre a las 5 p.m.
Fechas importantes para apun-
tar en el calendario.
26 de agosto: Elecciones Pri-
4 de noviembre: Elecciones
La votaci6n temprana se
abre al public dos semanas an-
tes de las elecciones, para tsta
ocasi6n La Oficina Supervisora
de Elecciones se abrird para los
votantes tempraneros de lunes
a sAbado de las 9 a.m hast alas
5 p.m. Todos los votantes regis-
trados deben de votar por la en-
mienda Constitucional y el refer-
endo EDC. Llame a los n6meros
675- 5230 o 983- 1592 si va a vo-
tar por ausencia. Si usted tiene
un familiar en el military que
necesita votar por ausente Ilame
a la Oficina Supervisora de Elec-
ciones para que le manden una
papeleta de votaci6n. Usted va a
necesitar el nombre de servicio,
nombre, fecha de nacimiento y
direcci6n del familiar en servi-
The Caloosa Belle would
like to extend "Happy Birthday"
wishes to our readers celebrating
birthdays during the week of Dec.
Happy Birthday to:
Dec. 20: Dana Robinson,
Doug Huff, Jr., Daisy Starr, John
Denning, Judy Stockman, Celia
Daniels, James Self, Sr., Kenneth
Cross, Anita Waters, Ruth Walker,
Anne Cloutier, Mary Conyers
Dec. 21: Sandra Puletti, Jim-
my Daniels, Angela Loux, David
Clark, Lakeohia Gunsby, San
Juanita Perez, Marty Howell, Mar-
Dec. 22: Tommy Smith, Les-
ley Pittman, Linda Crews, Lucy
Home, Martin Gonzalez, Jr., Patri-
cia Hunter, Maria Lourdes Flores
Dec. 23: Sally Campbell, Ken-
ny Perkins, Margaret Wilson, Jeff
Wells, Teresa Harn, Christopher
Knight, Ann Minchew, Matthew
Hall, Peter Miller, Justin C. Meek,
Trey Jones, Verniece Graham,
Dec. 24: Kristy Clark, Mike
Awbrey, Elaine Whitney, Harace
Wilkison, Martha Testor, Norman
Testor, Alice Gonzalez, Timothy
Knight, Virginia Holmes, Evie Wil-
liams, James Whobrey, Thomas
K. Boardman, Jucil Green, Chris-
Dec. 25: Jody Risley, Anna
Rivera, Mary Robinson, Meghan
Sutton, Michael Burton, Jeanne
Thomas, Donna Chezem, Clar-
ence Williams, Judy Gerstman,
Martha Burke, Judy Cross, Miss
Harrell, Kimberly Mabire, David
Be extra cautious about lock-
ing doors and windows when
you leave your house or apart-
ment, even for a few minutes.
Don't display holiday gifts
where they can be seen from a
window or doorway. Store gifts
before you go away on a holiday
If you go out for the evening,
turn on lights and a radio or tele-
vision so the house or apartment
If you take a holiday trip away
from your home, have some in-
terior lights activated by an auto-
Have a neighbor or family
member watch your house, pick
up the mail and newspaper and
park his or her motor vehicle in
your driveway from time to time.
Participate in Operation Identi-
fication and mark your valuables
with a unique identification num-
Be wary of strangers soliciting
for charitable donations. Do not
open your door to strangers they
may attempt to take advantage
of people's generosity during the
Immediately after the holidays,
mark new gifts with an identifica-
tion number and record new se-
If you have houseguests, ad-
vise them of your security precau-
tions and make sure they follow
Avoid leaving boxes from pur-
chases (especially 'TV's, VCR's,
computer, etc.) out on the curb
for trash pick-up.
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Community Links. Individual Voices.
Harris, George Molsey, Talbert .i CLrCF
Harris, Preston Spencer, Hazel ; .r, "
Niuman, Angie Watkins, Shelby
O'Bannon, Julia William
Dec. 26: Robert Rodriguez,
Larry Nolte, Kellie McDaniels, i y iSy Btel
Carol Byrd, Francis Howard, Joan
Willis, Judy Harris, Billie Hill, Ash- f V
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of living area in the home. Both
house and outbuildings need TLC.
Pasture and wooded areas,
fenced and cross fenced.
Beautiful cypress strand at Jack's
Branch. Paved road access. Priced
to sell at $2,500,000.
10+/- to 936 acres available in
Gerber Groves. Some working
grove & some cleared. Also, small
parcels available for ag lease.
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Store on busy
kitchen, with -B
drive-thru win- ~
dow, recently remodeled and
family style seating inside.
Ceramic tile floors. Potential for
gas pumps. 2400+/- sq. ft. store
plus a small hair salon. Purchase
soon and be ready for the season.
El 2 de diciembre rspondien-
do a una llamada acerca de un
tiroteo en el Bulevar Martin Lu-
ther King y La Avenida Suwan-
nee los oficiales encontraron a
Tyrone Maurice Love muerto
en medio de la calle. Su cuerpo
fue transportado a la Medicatura
Forense del Condado Lee. Apar-
entemente no lo mataron desde
un carro porque antes habia
ocurrido un pleito. Caulquiera
que sepa de este homicidio por
favor contactar la policia (863)
674-4060 o a Clewiston (863)
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We also offer our own Rent-to-Own Program
where you can move in today with no credit
qualifications and opt to purchase the home at
any time. Call today!
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