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Title: The Caloosa belle
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Creator: Caloosa Belle
Publisher: Independent Newspapers of Florida
S.H. Stalls
Place of Publication: LaBelle Fla
Publication Date: January 3, 2008
Copyright Date: 2008
Frequency: weekly
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Newspapers -- Hendry County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Hendry -- LaBelle
Coordinates: 26.760556 x -81.439167 ( Place of Publication )
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 49, no. 18 (Sept. 7, 1972)-
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News Briefs

Come to
Cowboy Church
On Thursday, Jan. 10, the
Cowboy Church of Palmdale
well hold its meeting on the
corner of 5th and Main, at the
community building, at 6 p.m.
Food and fellowship at 7 p.m.
Gospel music and the word
this month will be brought by
Gena Borin from Okeechobee.
Gena and all who will come to
listen are welcome.

Chicken dinner
The Men of The Good Shep-
herd Church and the Holy
Name Society of Our Lady
Queen of Heaven Church will
sponsor a chicken dinner on
Saturday, Jan. 19, at theChurch
of The Good Shepherd on
Collingswood Parkway in 'Port
LaBelle. Cost will be $7.50 (ad-
vance ticket sale) and $8 at the
door. There will be three seat-
ings, 4:30, 5:30 and 6:30 p.m.
Call 675-7058 or 675-4899 for
tickets and more information.

History buffs
to meet
The regular ,monthly meet-
ing of the LaBelle Heritage Mu-
seum will be Thursday, Jan. 3,
at 7 p.m. at El Tarasco Restau-
rant (formerly Boo Boo's) on
Hwy. 80W. Please come at 6:00
to dine Dutch treat. The meet-
ing will follow. Members were
mailed a copy of the revised by-
laws recently so please bring
your copy with you for review/
The program will be on
ghost towns" of the.area..The
February program is scheduled
for local historian Joe Thomas
to tell of "Old LaBelle and his
memories of days past.

Do you believe
in magic?
"The Magic of John Rob-
ert Live" will be presented at
the Firehouse Cultural Center.
Call FCC at (863) 675-3066 for
this fantastic comedy, magic
and illusion show filled with
laughter, wonder, thrills and
amazement. Three days only:.
Thursday, Jan. 31; Friday, Feb.
1, Saturday, Feb. 2, at 7 p.m. All
seats $10 each for this special
performance at FCC, '241 N.
Bridge St., LaBelle.

Join the fun with
the 'Cemetery Club'
"The Cemetery Club," by
Ivan Menchell is a touching yet
humorous play involving three
Jewish widows and Sam, the
Butcher, also widowed. The
cast includes : Ida -- Nancy Mc-
Glassan; Lucille -- Barb Costa;
Doris Jatlice Groves; Sam
Robert Butts; Mildred -- Bar-
bara Miller; Terri Lazar -- direct-
ing. Performances will be Jan.
17, 18, 19, 20 and Jan. 24, 25,
26, 27; at 7 p.m. on Thursday/
Friday/Saturday; and at 2 p.m.
on Sunday. Tickets are $12 in
advance and $14 at the door
door. For more information,
v call (863) 675-3066; Firehouse
Cultural Center, Inc., 241 N.
Bridge St., LaBelle.

SSee Page 2 for information about
how to contact the newspaper.
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Exercise your right to speak out

By Patty Brant
Caloosa Belle
Everybody wants to be
heard. As the years go on, how-
ever, it seems harder and hard-
er to find someone to listen.
Or maybe, we've forgotten
how to make our voices count.
That's how Brenda Good-
man and Will Williams see it.
It's important to get back to
addressing problems as a com-
munity, they say, with everyone
contributing to the solutions.
People don't listen any more,
they agree, that's why they are

initiating a new Speakers Cor-
ner every Wednesday evening
at Barron Park. Everyone is
invited to come, listen, speak
- participate. It's an open for-
mat, no real agenda other than
bringing out the issues people
are most concerned with.
Their first issue is a big one,
affecting every property owner
in the state property taxes and
the vote coming up in January
that will chisel how we all pay
Florida property taxes into the
state constitution.
The Speakers Corner for-

mat is laid back. Will brings Lis
guitar, and other musicians are
welcome to bring their instru-
ments as well. You can state
your concerns any way you
wish speech, music, poetry.
The important thing is that you
voice those concerns.
It's amazing what can hap-
pen when people do something
as simple as communicate with
each other, the duo say. They
can find that they are not alone.
They may even find that some-
one else has an answer to their

For thO Kids: Bring on the fun!

Benefactor Margie Geddes, UES principal Larry Luckey and Ass
of Hendry County Schools Scott Cooper officially opened the neW-,pr.IuuiiUrarupmi
grove Elementary School recently ... ...... .. .. .... ..

Upgrove Elementary School

appreciates new playground

By Patty Brant
Caloosa Belle
Perhaps it was best heard
in the squeals of delight as
children zoomed down the
slide or clambered up bright-
ly-colored jungle gyms, but
many thank yous filled the air
Tuesday morning, Dec. 18, as
students, faculty and school
board members gathered at
the Upthegrove Elementary
School playground to show
their appreciation for an ex-
traordinary gift.
The sun blazed and the cool
breeze drifted through the
trees as Principal Larry Luck-
ey got things under way. With
benefactor Margie Geddes at Sliding one of the all time great pleasures of any play
his side, Mr. Luckey expressed ground is a regular occurrence at the new Upthegrovi
Elementary School playground, thanks to the generosit,
See Upgrove Page 2 of Margie Geddes.

The seeds of the Speakers
Corner were planted at the
Big V. Will and Brenda came
together there through all-en-
compassing discussions over
coffee and breakfast. They put
their heads together and came
up with a LaBelle version of
London's Hyde Park famous
Speakers Corner.
According to Will and Bren-
da, people need to address their'
problems as a society. At the
Speakers Corner any subject
that deals with the public good
will be discussed. The idea is

to deal with thngs together as
a community. From serious po-
litical issues to education, jobs
and the environment subjeQts
may be brought up for group
discussion and even research
when applicable. That way, ev-
eryone can be the recipient of
answers and important infor-
mation. Will and Brenda want
folks to act on their needs and
react to the needs of others.
"We need a lot of doers,"
Brenda said, "We need a posi-
See Speak Out Page 2

Train to help

in emergencies

CERT training promotes eme
a partnering effort between- quir
emergency services and the 'T
people that they serve. The ever
gdal is for emergency per- 15,
sonnel to train members of and
neighborhoods, community 9 a.
organizations or workplaces plac
in basic response skills. CERT Trai
members are then integrated Divi
into the emergency response C
capability for their area. part
If a disastrous event over- ited
whelms or delays the commu- __

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- ski- illsthat they learned during' ,
training. These skills can help
saveand sustain lives follow- hor
ing a disaster until help ar- 4
rives. CERT skills also apply to
daily emergencies. Previous

urgency knowledge not re-
red for participation.
raining will take place the
nings of: Jan. 8, 9, 10 and
16 and 17, from 6 to 9 p.m.
Saturday the 19th for drill
.m. to 3 p.m. It all .takes
:e at the EMS Station 219
ning Room, 1050 Forestry
sion Road, LaBelle.
CERT Training will teach
ticipants to (but not lim-
Sto): .
to r,)-:be the function of
ieir roles in imme-
steps to prepare
rnselves for a disaster.
3. Identify and reduce po-
[ial fire hazards in their
nes and workplaces.
4. Work as a team to apply
See Training Page 2

Hendry County

Sheriff's Office

mourns losses

By Patty Brant
Caloosa Belle
Members of the Hendry
County Sheriff's Office have
been hit hard recently with
the loss of three of their own
in just a couple weeks. All
were honored with traditional
gun salutes and the poignant
last call -- in which the fallen
officer's radio number is

called three times, each time
with no response.
Long time Agriculture
Deputy Archie Maynard was
laid to rest Dec. 27, even as
plans were being made to say
farewell to another colleague,
Carl Hilgenberg. Retired Cor-
rections Officer Richard Rob-
inson passed away Dec. 7.
See Mourn Page 2

Challenge: Buy new

canine for HCSO

The LaBeJIe Woman's Club
has made a commitment to
help animals as-well as women
and the community as a whole.
The club's initial Pet Fest last
January was a strong testimony
to the strength of that commit-
ment. Proceeds from that very
successful event went to help
support Canine Companions
for Independence, as well as
various rescue groups.
The ladies have turned their
attention to another facet of
how dogs help humans. Law
enforcement has long used

dogs to provide protection and
services beyond human ca-
pabilities, taking advantage of
their enhanced ability to smell,
run and track. Dogs also pos-
sess a deep sense of loyalty and
a singularity of purpose that
makes them perfect as partners
against crime.
Last September the Hendry
County Sheriff's Office lost a
valued officer and Sgt. Bruce
Slade lost his partner, four-
year-old Rommel (Ben), when
he collapsed from an undetect-
See Canine Page 2

Caloosa Belle/Patty Brant
The LaBelle Woman's Club has made the first donation to purchase a new canine for the
sheriff's office and is challenging others to support the cause. Among those trying to help
were (left to right): LaBelle Woman's Club President Carol Kraft,.Sgt. Bruce Slade, Pet Fest
Chairman Sharyn Schlitter and Sheriff Ronnie Lee.


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Deputy Maynard had a long
career in law enforcement that
included duty with the Flor-
ida Game & Freshwater Fish
Commission, Florida Dept. of
Agriculture, Seminole Police
Department and the Hendry
County Sheriff's Office. His ser-
vices were conducted at Carl-
son Memorial United Method-
ist Church of which he was an
active member. In addition to
his beloved family and friends,
the pews were filled with law
enforcement personnel from
many area departments. He
was a charter member of the
F.O.P, founder of F.A.C.I.U., a
member of the Southern States
Livestock Enforcement Assoc.,
Okeechobee Masonic Lodge
and United Methodist Church.,
After the celebration of his life,
he was honored by a gun sa-

lute by members of the Hendry
County Sheriff's Office and a
fly-over by the Game and Fish
He is survived by his wife,
Kitt; sons, Marc and A.J. May-
nard; daughter, Pam Steelman;
seven grandchildren three
brothers and a sister.
On Monday, Dec. 31, ,mem-
bers of the department once
again met' to say goodbye to a
close friend and colleague. Carl
Hilgenberg was laid to rest after
a courageous battle with cancer.
He passed away on Dec. 26.
The 72-year-old was a na-
tive of Coal Grove, Ohio, and
a veteran of the US Army who
served as a paratrooper in the
Korean Conflict. His career in
law enforcement began in Wal-
ton County Florida's Sheriff's
Office where he retired in 1998.
He came to Clewiston in 2000
where he worked as a deputy
with the Hendry County Sher-
iff's Office until the present.

Continued From Page 1
basic fire suppression strategies,
resources, and safety measures
5. Apply techniques for open-
ing airways, controlling bleed-
ing, and treating shock.
6. Conduct triage under sim-
ulated conditions.
7. Select and set up a treat-
ment area.

Caloosa Belle/Patty Brant
Archie Maynard's "trademark" boots, chew, hat and gun belt,
along with family photos sparked memories for the many
mourners at his funeral.

He is survived by his wife,
Mary; two sons, Carl Ray Hilgen-
berg, Jr. and Steve Ray Hilgen-
berg along with one daughter,
Becky Jean Horne, their spous-
*es; and four grandchildren.
Richard Robinson battled
health issues for several months
and finally lost the battle with
an illness that took his life. He
served some 42 years in Hendry
County protecting the citizens as
a law enforcement officer, a cor-
rectional officer and volunteer
firefighter in the '60s and '70s.
He was laid to restat a military
memorial service at Fort Den-
aud Cemetery on Dec 15, with
family, friends and law enforce-

Continued From Page 1
ed heart tumor while working a
DUI checkpoint at SR 29S and
Wilson Road on Sept.-15. The
106-pound German Shepherd
had been on the department
for about a year. Sgt. Slade has
been with HCO for almost six

The members of the


8. Identify planning and sized
up requirements, for potential
search and rescue situations.
9. Use safe techniques for
debris removal and victim extri-
10. Describe ways to protect
rescuers during search and res-
If you are interested, please
register at: Hendry County
Emergency Management office
at 863-612-4700.

Woman's Club have started a
fund to purchase a new canine
for the sheriff's office and are
challenging local banks and
other groups to come up with
enough contributions to pro-
vide another canine officer for
the county. The cost of a trained
canine is approximately $8,500.
The need is apparent. As Sgt.
Slade told the ladies, "One ca-
nine can do the work of five of-
ficers in half the time."

ment colleagues in attendance.
As a Navy veteran, he was given
a traditional military ceremony
with a traditional gun salute by
members of the Hendry County
Sheriff's Office. Naval officers
from Palm Beach attended as
representatives of his days in
the military.- Taps was played by
a bugler from the Navy unit.
Two of the Navy personnel
took the flag that was draped
over the basket, folded it mili-
tary style and presented it to his
widow, Mary. He is also survived
by his son, Richard D. Robinson
II; daughter, Teresa Helmlinger
and two grandchildren.

Continued From Page 1
the entire school's joy at the gift
of new playground, equipment.
Ms. Geddes presented the ex-
traordinary gift in memory of
her sister, Ingrid Freybe, who
had been an RN and a noted
potter. She said playground

Speak Out
Continued From Page 1
tive voice."
They're hoping to create
,some excitement with the
Speakers Corner, to envigorate
that spirit of the community
- the pioneer spirit that has al-
ways shown the way to prob-
lem solving.
Will.has been in LaBelle over
20 years and is close to retiring
from the carpet business. He
said he sees a big need for peo-
ple just to talk to each other.
According to Brenda, si-
lence is consent whether it
is politically or in domestic
violence. "Speaking up frees
you," she said, noting that she
started down this road to seek-
ing communication when she

equipment was a fitting memo-
rial for her sister who possessed
the spirit of a child. Ms. Geddes
went on to say she believed her
sister would serve as the guard-
ian angel of the children on the
In fact, Ms. Geddes, whose
grandson attends UES and was
at the dedication, surprised
the crowd with' an announce-
ment that, in recognition of her

was about 19 or 20 as a suvivor
of domestic violence. She is self
taught in law, which helped
her understand that individu-
als need to stand up for their
She is adamant that average
citizens must know the law in
order to stop abuse of power.
We must all become a lobby
of concerned citizens. "We can
vote every day by talking td our
representatives," she pointed
Brenda has a background in
teaching young children 'and is
now working a part time job at
The pair wants people to un-
derstand that there are answers
to the situations that plague
them. By bringing people back
into the picture, they can over-
come the feeling of being over-

sister's birthday, she would do-
nate yet another piece of equip-
ment for the playground.
PTO Vice President Leslie
Royal said the equipment was
actually'installed at the end of
May, just a few days before the
end of school. It is not just a gift
to the school, but to the entire
community which has access to
the equipment as well.
The Hendry County School

whelmed by the world and
learn how to work together to
make good things happen.
The Speakers Corner is start-
ing slowly. The first real meet-
ing .was Dec. 26 and attracted
only five people. Still, Will and
Brenda believe they achieved
some awareness that evening
and are looking forward to re-.
ally getting it moving. You can
even bring the kids.
There is no money involved
in the Speakers Corner, just
caring people who meet every
Wednesday evening 7
the pavilion in' Barron Park.
They plan to meet through Jan-
uary and- continue as people
want it.
They are inviting local offi-
cials to come speak, including
the proprety appraiser and su-
pervisor of elections.

, Board paid for the installation
of the equipment. A&H Land-
scaping, Scott Royal, Jason
Walker and the PTO donated
time, equipment and labor.
for preparation of the site and
Heartland-Wayne Wilkins fin-
'ished the mulching. Now the
only thing left is for the kids to
put it all to good use.

Will describes the Speakers
Corner as a non-partisan, all in-
clusive venue that will include
education and research and
can be added to .as needed. It's
a time to ask qustions and share
By speaking out, people can'
help themselves, others and
make officials hold to their oath.
of office. We can also outweight
Don't worry if you don't
have a big degree or impressive
background. Grassroots has al-
ways been the strngth of this
country, Will and Brenda agree.
Everybody's got something to
say, Will and Brenda believe,
and the voice of the people is
the freedom of this country.
Don't forget to bring your
manners. Disrespect in any
form will not be tolerated.

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Funding sought for renewable energy technologies

Grants will stimulate
investment in
renewable energy

TALLAHASSEE -- The Florida
Department of Environmental
Protection (DEP) and the Flor-
ida Department of Agriculture
and Consumer Services (DACS)
received 215 grant proposals
this fall for renewable energy
technologies. Part of DEP's
Renewable Energy Technolo-
gies Grant Program and DACS'
Farm-to-Fuel Grant Program,
the grants are designed to stim-
ulate capital investment in the
state and promote and enhance
the statewide utilization of re-'
newable energy technologies.
"Through the Renewable
Energy Technologies Grant Pro-
gram, the Florida Department
of Environmental Protection is
encouraging investment in re-
newable energy projects that
promote energy diversity and
economic growth," said DEP
Secretary Michael W. Sole. "By
investing in alternative energy
technologies, Florida is explor-
ing strategies to help prevent
pollution and reduce green-
house gas emissions."
DEP received 139 grant pro-
posals seeking more than $200
million in grant funding and
providing almost $700 million in
cost share for renewable energy
projects. The proposals, which

include technologies such as
biomass, s91lar and hydrogen,
will now be evaluated by the
state based on a number of dif-
ferent criteria, including cost
'share percentage, economic
development potential, energy
efficiency and how the project
fosters public awareness of re-
newable energy technologies.
This year, the Florida Legis-
lature aplpropriated $12.5 mil-
lion for the Renewable Energy
Technologies Grant Program to
support projects Using 'renew-
able energy sources such as
hydrogen, biomass, solar en-
ergy, geothermal energy, wind
energy, ocean energy, waste
heat and hydroelectric power.
Grants will be awarded in Feb-'
ruary 2008 at a maximum of
$2.5 million per project. In ad-
dition to the Renewable Energy
Technologies Grant Program,
the Florida Legislature also pro-
vided $3.5 million for the Solar
Energy Rebate Program and al-
most $1 million to promote en-
ergy efficiency. Last year, DEP
and DACS provided $15 million
in grant funding to eight orga-
nizations during, the first year
of the Renewable Energy Tech-
nologies Grant Program.
One of the top priorities of
DACS Commissioner Charles
Bronson is Florida's "Farm-to-
Fuel" initiative, a wide-ranging
effort to see that the agriculture
industry produces 25 percent of
the state's energy needs by the

year 2025. The initiative is de-
signed to decrease Florida's de-'
pendence on foreign oil while
at the same time giving the
state's agricultural producers
additional crops to keep their
land in agriculture.
"We're committed to doing
everything that we can to create
a renewable energy industry in
Florida," Bronson said. "With
our long growing season, mil-
lions of acres of farm and tim-
ber land and ample sunshine,
there's no reason that Florida
shouldn't be a leader in this in-
For the Farm-to-Fuel Grants
Program, DACS received 76
grant proposals seeking more
than $161 million in grant fund-
ing and providing almost $575
-million in cost share for bio-
energy projects. The proposals
will now be evaluated based
on factors such as using Flor-
ida-grown crops or biomass
to produce energy, expanding
agribusiness in the state, pre-
liminary market research and
efficient use of energy and ma-
terial resources.
In 2007, the Florida Legisla-
ture established the Farm-to-
Fuel Grants Program to provide
matching grants for demon-
stration, commercialization,
and research and development
projects relating to bioenergy.
As part of this program, the
Legislature appropriated $25
million in matching grants to

stimulate investment in'energy
projects that produce bioen-
.ergy from Florida-grown crops
or biomass.
On July 13,. 2007, Governor
Charlie Crist set a new direc-
tion for Florida's energy future
by signing a groundbreaking set
of Executive Orders during the
Serve to Preserve Florida Sum-
mit on Global Climate Change.
The three Executive Orders
represent the Governor's com-
mitment to addressing global
climate change, a promise to
reduce Florida's greenhouse
gases, increase our energy effi-
ciency and pursue more renew-
able energy sources, such as
solar and wind technologies, as
well as alternative energy, such
as ethanol and hydrogen. In ad-
dition, Governor Crist commit-
ted to partnering with Germany
and the United Kingdom to
discuss and promote initiatives
that broaden the Kyoto Proto-
col and reduce the emission
of greenhouse gases beyond
For more information about
Renewable Energy Technolo-
gies Grant Program, visit www. For more
information on Florida's Farm-'
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Submitted photo/Bill Warren
Mary Robinson, widow of longtime officer Richard Robinson,
received the traditional flag from Navy personnel as the cou-
ple's children Ricky and Teresa Helmlinger look on.

Caloosa Belle, Thursday, January 3, 2008

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Submitted photos
Capt. Francis Asbury Hendry, played by Immokalee Museum
Director Lee Mitchell. Rebel formation

Civil War reenactment this weekend

By Patty Brant
Caloosa Belle
Historically, LaBelle and Im-
mokalee have much in common.
This weekend locals have a unique
opportunity to visualize how im-
:portant the area was in waging
the War Between the States. Ac-
cording to Museum Director Lee
Mitchell, the Immokalee museum
can build on its role as a focal
point where the various "streams"
of area history converge. Located
on the old Roberts Ranch in Im-
mokalee, the site has a unique
place in area history.
The turn of the century work-
ing ranch tells the story of the
ranching industry in this part of
Florida, but it encompasses the
total Immokalee experience. -
from the Calusa Indians, through
the years of Spanish influence to
becoming an American territory,
the Civil War and on to the pres-
Once again the Roberts Muse-
um will host a reenactment of the
Raid on Gopher Ridge in February
of 1865. The day-long Civil War
skirmish was fought over the all-
important cows raised in the area,
Which were intended to feed Con-
federate troops. There were no
recorded wounded in the battle,
however, it triggered the Battle of
Fort Myers a week later.
r The two-day reenactment will
be held Saturday, Jan. 5, and Sun-
day, Jan. 6, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Admission is just $5; children
'12 and under are free. Saturday
evening you can experience an
:1800's cotillion, complete with
costumes and music of the day.
, Collier County Museum Cura-
tor of Education David Southall.
said the reenactment will be put
on by folks representing various
teal Civil War military units. The
museum grounds will be turned
into an authentic replica of 1860s
sutlers and soldiers camps as well
as a cattle ranch. Viewers will get
,a unique perspective on a true to
life battle reenactment that pit-
ted the US 2nd Cavalry and the
2nd Colored Infantry against the
Confederate Cow Cavalry. The

TALLAHASSEE -- The Florida
Department of Health (DOH) is
investigating an outbreak of blood
infections associated with pre-
filled syringes contaminated with
the bacteria Serratia marcescens.
Patients use these syringes, con-
taining the blood thinner hepa-
xin, at home to flush and prevent
clotting in IV lines and catheters.
Investigation by the Centers for
Disease Control and Prevention
'(CDC) has shown that some Sier-
ra pre-filled Heparin flushes with
lot #070926H are contaminated
with this organism.
Florida was one of the states
that received the contaminated
syringes, and cases have been
confirmed in several counties,
including Escambia, Duval, Volu-
,sia, Hillsborough, Palm Beach,
'and Polk. The number of coun-
ties with cases is likely to increase
,as public health officials continue
'this outbreak investigation.
The Department of Health par-
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of preventing future infections by

Yanks and Rebs
2nd, Colored Infantry out of Fort
Myers under Commander Joe
Taylor actually fought in the day-
long battle. Museum Director Lee
Mitchell will take on the role of
Capt. Francis Asbury Hendry of
the Confederate Cow Cavalry.
In the winter of 1865, Northern
troops had been sent from Fort
Myers to forage. Raiding parties
were intended to disrupt the flow
of beef to Confederate troops.
The Confederate Cow Cavalry's
job was to make sure that beef
was available for Southern troops.
and also served as local militia-
men protecting area farms and
ranches. They rounded up the
cows from the woods and herd-
ed them up to Lake City (called
Alligator at the time) where they
were sent by rail to Georgia and
the Carolinas.
The cows at the center of the
skirmish were a direct link to
the old Spanish conquistadors
who slogged through Florida in
the 1500s. The Spanish eventu-.
ally left, but their cows contin-
ued to breed in the lush Florida
landscape and became the initial
stock for Florida's cattlemen. The
Seminole Tribe is contributing
the cows for the reenactment.
The ranch itself, established by
the Roberts family in 1926 as the
Red Cattle Company, provides a
glimpse into a vanishing lifestyle
-- a working Florida cattle ranch.,

raising awarerfess of the tainted
product. The DOH Bureau of Epi-
demiology has contacted hospital
infection control professionals,
county health departments, and
eight distributors who serve the
state. The distributors of the drug
have voluntarily agreed to dis-
continue release of the drug and
have contacted their clients who
may have received tainted prod-
uct. Individuals who may have
used lot #070926H of the Sierra
pre-filled heparin flush should
immediately stop using the flush
and contact their healthcare pro-
vider for a replacement supply.
Additionally, they should seek im-
mediate medical attention if they
develop a fever or other signs of
an infection.
DOH promotes, protects and
improves the health of all people
in Florida. To learn more about
DOH programs, including the Bu-
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The 15-acre museum site is all
that's left of the over 100,000-
acre ranch. It was purchased by
Collier County and became a mu-
seum in 1996. In addition to the
Roberts home, visitors can still
see the old bunkhouse and the
site also now houses the original
First Baptist Church building. c.
1928, which is intended to be-
come the visitor center.
In front of the home you will
see some lovely azalea bushes,
cuttings from Japanese azaleas
presented to the United States in
1876 to commemorate this coun-
try's centennial.
Director Mitchell. said he
hopes members of the commu-
nity will take ownership of their
common history through the
museum. From the very begin-
ning of human habitation in this
area, many people have worked
hard to survive and thrive in what
is now Immokalee.
The history of the ranch links
the various ethnic groups that are
so much a part of Immokalee
and highlights the interaction and
dependence that is our common
past. Director Mitchell hopes all
,will learn to share in that rich his-
The Old Roberts Ranch and
Immokalee Museum is located
on Roberts Ave., jdst east of SR
29 in Immokalee.

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The Caloosa Belle would
like to extend "Happy Birthday"
wishes to our readers celebrat-
ing birthdays during the week
of Jan. 3-9.
Happy Birthday to:
Jan. 3: Mildred Helms,
Henry Taylor, Verna Thigpen,
Bobby Hansen, Sunny Day
Sipes, Margaret Case, Paul Jen-
kins, Edward Summerall, Jonda
Beardsley, Lori O'Ferrell, Wade
Cartee, Dannielle Allen, T.H.
Small, Jennifer Reynolds, Susie
Jan. 4: Feliciano Marroquin,
Gloria Shearer, Terry Vaughan,
Patricia Albriton, Peggy Haas,
Sharon Swan, Jerry Powell,
John Craichy, .Denise Spencer,
Jean Caughey, Bill Spradlin, Iris
Dahlgren, Edith Clemons, Ray
L. Cobb;
Jan. 5: Terri Cornelison,
Richard Tozar, Melanie Beding-
field, Missy McClenithan, Skippy
Robinson, Roseanna Williams;
Jan. 6: Thomas Jenkins,
V.W. Townsend, Joe Gourley,
Sidney Perkins, Rebecca Lynn
Gause, Julie Paul, Mary Pyatt,
Julie McGill, Marty Thompson,
Bonnie Ridgdill, Nathan Leon,
Vicki Donaldson, Michelle Tor-
gler, Reina Reyes;
Jan. 7: Geraldine Nobles,
Marie Sims, Sherry Hitchcock,
Mark Ledward, Tanya Kitten-
dorf, Jennifer Davis, Jennifer

Cooper Carroll, Patricia Maas,'
Haylee Dupree, Emmanuel
Paul Daley;
Jan. 8: Fayme Sheffield,
Suzy Durkis, Jeannette Small,
Dessie Culliver, Susan Peacock,
Martha Whidden, Carrie E.
Cartee, Geraldine Poe Bernard,
Alice Weatherford, Ellen Har-
rison, Bertha Walsch, Anthony
Carmona, Mike *Stapleton,
Joshua Ryan Rodriguez, Kathy
Jan. 9: Beatrice Ford, Mi-
chael Gerstman, Milford Wil-
liamson, Karl Schmidt, Scott
Stinnett, Dorothy Perry, Bruce
Pendry, Shelley Steed, George
W Bauer, Jr., Cindy Hayes, Ni-
cole Duciaume, Linda Marro-
quin, Andrew Dahlgren, Bernie
Lester, Barbara Mosteller, 'Ray
Schell, Sanjuanita Lozano, Kev-
in Brown.
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The Education Center of
Southwest Florida, Inc. Board
of Directors would like to ex-
press our sincere appreciation
to all the Individuals, Businesses
and Organizations which help,
make our Annual Fundraiser
at the Captain Hendry House
a success this year. Many pur-
chased tickets, provided items
for auction, as well as, donated
cakes. We would also like to
thank our sponsors for the eve-
ning The Bonita Bay Group,
Southwest Florida Workforce
Development Board and Alico
Inc. Also, the Explorers for
helping with the parking, and
Buddy Taylor for a' wonderful
The fundraiser became a
real special night when the
Education Center was present-
ed with a $10,000.00 Donation
from Florida Community Bank
to assist with the relocation of


our school to our new location
at 4930 Highway 29 South. Our
Sincere "Thank You".
The Education Center is a
Career and Technical School
providing training, opportuni-
ties to Southwest Florida and
by working with South Florida
Water Management we are
able to continue the training
for 2008 with a grant which we
received for $400,000. We will .
be focusing on the following
for 2008, Construction Trade
Workers and CDL training with
that funding. We are also plan-
ning Certified Nursing Assistant
and Computer Classes.
Please call 675-6800 for
information, questions, and
applications for training. The
Education Center of Southwest
Florida, Inc., is a Non-profit
501 C3 and any donations you
make is a Tax Deduction.

A fan and a friend says goodbye

I lived my childhood and early
teen years in the 1970s The first
time I heard of Evel Knieyel was a
movie played by George Hamilton
I saw at the drive-in. After watch-
ing that movie I was hooked.
I had the Evel Knievel fever.
I was out the very next day
jumping my bicycle ramp to ramp
imitating my new childhood hero
along with all the other neighbor-
hood kids.
We were Evel Knievel on our
I even started collecting pho-
tos from jumps and news paper
clippings posters etc. I later grad-
uated to jumping "my motorcycle
off ramps -- not going the same
distance as my hero but I felt like I
was. I was like the rest of the kids
of the 70s. Every time Evel Knievel
was on "Wide World of Sports,"
we were right there watching ev-
ery jump and every crash.
Before every jump, Evel would
give a speech to the kids about
how bad drugs can affect you and
your performance in life.
You see, the 70s was a time for
drugs and a lot of my friends were
popping pills and smoking pot.
There was a lot of peer pressure
during those teen years.'
I grew up with many step fa-
thers and they couldn't care less
for someone else's kid, so I grew
up alone. Every time someone of-
fered me a drug I would always
remember Evel's voice saying,
"Stay away from drugs. They're
no good." He was my hero so I
had to listen. .
We grew up into adults. Evel
Knievel faded into retirement
- not by his choice. I did get to
see his last jump in St. Pete 1982.
Several years passed by, and one
day I was thinking about my past
hero and looked him up on the
Internet. He had his own Web site
and through this Web site I got to
meet ,one of Evel Knievel's best
friends, Earl Castine.
'We talked on the phone sev-
eral times and one day I get this
phone call from Earle he asked
me if I'm interested in doing a job
for Evel Knievel.
Of course I said yes. So my job
for Evel was to transport his XR
750 and his X2 Rocket powered
Skycycle to Twin Falls, Idaho for a
25 year anniversary to the canyon
After several phone calls to the

Submitted photo/ Gerald Scheffler
Mr. Gerald Scheffler and his "hero," legendary stunt man, Evel Knievel. Mr. Scheffler spent
some time with the stunt man and posed with him for this prized photo.

man himself, I got the job and
delivered the "Holy Grail" -- well
to a fan it's like the Holy Grail to
us, the actual equipment used in
many past stunts.
This is where the friendship
Two years later Evel Knievel
called me and asked if I could
take the same equipment to Las
Vegas for him. I don't need to tell
you the answer, do I?
I did it once again. I'm was
helping out my childhood hero
and ever since that day I felt com-
fortable calling Evel just to say
"Hi" and he would call me to say
he's going to be in Daytona for
Bike Week and to stop by for a
visit so I did.
It's a great feeling when you
are in a crowd of people and Evel
sees you (me) in the crowed and
says, "Hey Jerry, come on over
here! I want to talk to you."
Of course he wanted me to
run errands for him like get him
something to drink or eat while

he was signing autographs but
I didn't mind. He would tell me
"thanks," and I even had a beer
with him. Evel loved his fans who
are now adults. He would sit at
.a' table for hours signing fans'
posters, pictures and more. You.
name it, he autograph it for free.
He would never charge his fans
for autographs.
My best day ever was a trip
I made to Las Vegas to see my
friend Earle Castine. I got to spend
the whole da# with Evel Knievel.
I was actually sitting in the back
seat of my hero's car while Earle
sat in the front seat.
I will never forget that day
as long as I live. From that day
I would' try to get to Daytona
whenever Evel would be there,
and I would play body guard. In
the past Evel angered some Hells
Angels. 'He loved that freedom
of speech and the stories that
man could tell. He made mis-
takes in his past and maybe did
not live up to what he preached

all the time, but he was human.-
No one's perfect, but his speech'
worked for me at a time when I
needed guidance.
No king ever lived a better life
on this earth than he did.
He had guts. He loved his fans
his friends, and in the end, he
found God and loved him too.
And no matter how bad he
crashed, he always got up and
healed himself so he could jump
another day and he did.
I was proud to call him my
friend and my hero and my
guardian angel telling me, "Don't,
give into peer pressure and do'
I remember his speech to this
God bless you Evel Knievel..
You will be missed.
Thanks for the memories.
I hope you are in heaven look-
ing down on us,
Your fan and friend,
Gerald Scheffler


Get informed at
Speaker's Corner
-Every Wednesday at 7 p.m.
at Barron Park, the public is in-
vited ,to Speaker's Corner, the
place to speak your mind, voice
your concerns and find answers
in an entertaining and informa-
tive setting. Musicians are invited
to come and jam with Will and
the The Alleycats. Be entertained
with music and be informed by
the Spoken Word.
Following the guidelines of
Speaker's Corner in Trafalger
Square, in England, you are in-
vited to "sound off" 'and speak
your truth. There are three sim-
ple rules.
1. You cannot evoke a riot.
2. You cannot take money.
3. You cannot insult the
Moderated by Brenda L. Good-
win, the first topic of discussion
affects our home and property
rights: the proposed Constitu-
tional Amendment 1.
Members from the property
appraiser's office have been in-
vited to participate. Come early,
create a discourse with our elect-
ed officials for needed answers.
Speaker's Corner, is a gath-
ering of concerned citizens of
Hendry and adjoining counties
focusing on local, state and na-
tional issues. We,. the people are
required to hold our elected of-
ficials to the sacred oath of their
office. Don't forget: Speaker's
Corner, every Wednesday, 7 p.m.
at Barron Park,

Library to host
"Big Read" program
The National Endowment for
the Arts presents, "The Big Read,"
an evening of jazz, art and food
on Wednesday, Jan. 9, at 6 p.m.
The event will include a procla-
mation for Hendry County to all
read one book together by Hen-
dry County Commissioner, Janet
Taylor and Clewiston Mayor, Mali
Al Black, one of the original
Highwaymen, will talk and bring
his original artworks to the event
and it will be displayed for sale.
Those in attendance will re-
ceive free copies of, "Their Eyes
Were Watching God," a novel by
Zora Neale.

Help with
Social Security
If you have questions about
Social Security or Supplemental

Security Income or need help in
completing an application for
* old age, disability and survivors
insurance; Medicare o Supple-
mental Security Income benefits,
call 1-800-772-1213. The Fort
Myers office is open Monday
through Friday from 9 a.m. till 4
p.m. except on national holidays.
If you prefer, you may meet with
a representative at the United
Way House in LaBelle, 117 Fort
Thompson Ave., on Tuesday, Jan.
8, from 9 a.m. until noon.
The Medicare toll free line is 1
(800) 633-4227. Callers can talk
to a customer service represen-
tative in English or Spanish be-
tween 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. local
time, Monday through Friday. In-
formation is also available on the
Internet at or

workshop set
Stakeholders are invited to
take part in the Jan. 17, Down-
town LaBelle Workshop at the
civic center from 9 a.m. till noon.
The session will specifically ad-
dress transportation issues as
well as threeelements: analyzing
stakeholders' input; a presenta-
tion of the Planning, Design and
Engineering process by DOT;
and transportation concepts pro-
posed vs. what is realistic.

training opportunity
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 i0n
receiving training in this program
is encouraged to complete an ap-
plication and submit it to any ca-
reer and service center, econom-
ic development council office or
the Education Center in LaBelle.
The next class is planned to start
on Jan. 14, on Dellwood Terrace
in Port LaBelle. Tuition is provid-
ed by the SFWMD and training
by Steeltek, a local construction
manufacturing company. The
course is five weeks and classes
run from 8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m.,
Monday through Friday. Students
are responsible for their own
transportation. The course con-
sists of safety, construction math,
employability, hand tools, power
tools, blueprint reading and train-
ing leading to CPR, first aid and
OSHA certification. Upon suc-
cessful completion of the class,
students will receive NCCER (Na-

tional Center for Construction
Education and Research) certifi-
cation and a tool belt with tools
to go to work. For more informa-
tion call program coordinator
Sonny Hughes at (863) 675-6800.
The Education Center is now lo-
cated at 4930 Hwy 29 South.

Time to make
a change
Freedom from Smoking Class-
es will begin on Jan. 8. Classes
will meet weekly for seven (7)
weeks at the Hendry Regional
Medical Center 524 West Saga-
more Clewiston. Classes will run
,from 5:15 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. There
is no cost to attend classes.
To pre-register and for more
information contact Valarie
James, (863) 674-4056 ext 128,
Hendry County Tobacco Pre-
vention Specialist. For additional
support please call: Florida Quit-
For-Life Line Tobacco Use Cessa-
tion Hotline (Toll 'Free) 1-877-U-

Booster club
meeting time set
LaBelle Longhorn Booster
Club will meet Jan, 10, at Hendry
County Recreational Board Build-
ing at 7 p.m. They will vote on
Open Board positions which will
include President, Vice President,
Secretary, Treasurer, Cheer Co-
ordinator, Equipment Manager,
Scholastic and ways-n-means.
In order to vote you must be a
paid booster member. Member
fees are three dollars for 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 Long-
horns boundaries. If you have
any questions please call Christy
at (863) 675-5851.

New residents, benefit
from homestead
Kristina A. Kulpa, Hendry
County Property Appraiser, an-
nounces that property owners
who have established a new
residence in Hendry County, or
have changed ownership in any
manner must make a new appli-
catiori 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.hen- 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.

Sudoku tournament
Are you an unheralded master
of Sudoku puzzles? Would you
be at all interested in testing your
skill against other local Sudoku
enthusiasts in a real tournament
complete with cash prizes and
trophies? The staff of the Hendry-
Glades Behavioral Health Center
will plan and produce a Sudoku.
tournament for local players if
there is sufficient interest. We.
need a minimum of 100 contes-'
tants in order to effectively 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 tour-
nament. All proceeds will benefit
the Hendry-Glades Mental Health
Clinic's, mortgage fund raising
effort. Call (863) 983-1423 (Mon-
day-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.) to
confirm your interest.

Child care
classes to begin
* Child Care classes have start-
ed again in Immokalee in both
English and, Spanish. Bethune
Education Center and Child Care
of Southwest Florida have joined
together to offer a -weekend
class. Many Immokalee residents
know Sylvia Mendoza who will
b.e teaching in both Spanish and
English. Class completion and lii
censure leads to a career in child
care at home or in day care cen-
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. Con-
tact Sylvia Mendoza and Sandra
Posada at 658-7064 before class
to receive tuition help.

Calling contestants :
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

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Caloosa Belle, Thursday, January 3, 2008 _

2007: The year in review

January 2008
A plan by the Florida Depart-
ment of Environmental Protec-
tion to reclassify use specifica-
tions of all "man-altered" state
waters was creating waves in
grassroots organizations dedi-
cated to making Florida's waters
clean and safe. The Department
of Environmental Protection
(DEP) was currently reviewing
its designated uses and water
Classification system to deter-
mine if revisions are needed.
Vice President of Riverwatch
(Caloosahatchee River Citizens
Association) Margaret England
had concerns about the impact
that the DEP's proposed lower-
ing of water quality standards
in the Hendry and Glades sec-
tions of the Caloosahatchee
could have on quality of life for
humans, fish and wildlife in the
Twenty-five-year-old Rafael
Nieto of Fort Myers died in a
three-car crash Jan. 6, the first
traffic fatality of the New Year.
The mishap occurred at SR. 29
and Favor Street at about 11:35
The Doub family was select-
ed as the 2007 Swamp Cabbage
Festival Pioneer Family. In addi-
tion, Bill Maddox, Jr. was cho-
sen to lead the parade as Grand
Marshal. Susan and Fletcher
Doub came to LaBelle in 1924
with six small' children and
added two more-to their family
after coming here. The family
ran a grocery store on Bridge
Street, in what is now the Jack-
son River furniture store.
Bill Maddox has been a Hen-
dry County commissioner for
a number of years. He is also
the pastor at the First Christian
Church and has worked for
years with the Swamp Cabbage
Committee in various capaci-
Hendry Regional Medical
Center approved $2.5 million
to purchase property in LaBelle
for the urgent care facility and
was putting together a private
funding packet for the LaBelle
urgent care center and for the
construction of a new emergen-
cy room, surgery suite and lab-
oratory at the Clewiston site.
LaBelle High School audi-
torium was overflowing with
grief and love Sunday, Jan. 14,
when the community gathered
to say goodbye to Kayla Chey-
enne Johnson. The, 11-year-old
LaBelle Middle School student
collapsed al school Jan. 9 and
passed away at the hospital lat-
er that day.
Two brothers, both soldiers
with the 10th Mountain Division
2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th
Battalion, 31st Infantry. Regi-
ment at Fort Drum, serving
in Iraq, were facing the fight
of their lives. For 27-year-old
Luke Shirley, it was a fight for
his life. After stepping on a land
mine while on patrol on Dec.
20 south of Baghdad, the sol-
dier very nearly died. The blast
severed his right arm and leg as
well as riddling his body with
metal shards. For older brother,
Army Specialist Joshua Shirley,
32, it was the fight to remain at
his brother's side.
I The Army was planning to
send Josh back to Iraq to finish
his tour of duty. in a few days.

February 2008
. County Judge James D.
Sloan provided a snapshot of
jail overcrowding at the Hendry
County Jail. Originally planned
for 115 inmates, improvements
have expanded that capacity to
175. However, one recent roster
showed 241 prisoners incarcer-
ated there.
The family learned that Spec.
Joshua Shirley was allowed to
remain at his brother's side,
helping him and the family
cope with debilitating combat
injuries suffered by Sgt. Lucas
B.S. Cline was named Cattle-
mian of the Year by the 2007
Swamp Cabbage Festival Com-
mittee. B.S. worked cattle in
the LaBelle area from the time
he turned 15 years old wherin
he worked summers for Lykes
Brothers. When he turned 18
and graduated from high school
he worked the ranch full time
till he was 23 when he moved
to LaBelle. He later worked on
mhe 31,500 acre Barron Ranch
building fence, marking, brand-
ing, doctoring and rounding up

' Megan Greenleaf was named
Golden Apple teacher of the
year. Originally from the San
Francisco Bay area, graduated
from the University of Califor-
nia, Berkeley, with a bachelor's
degree in Political Science.
She was a third grade teacher
at Upthegrove Elementary
The Miss LaBelle Swamp
Cabbage festival queen for
2007 was Esophia Higgins.
Second runner-up was Valerie
Cantu and first runner-up Jenny.
Milligan. 2007 Princess was Cal-
lie Burley. Second runner-up
was Daphne Glisson and first
runner-up Kaleigh Woodard.
The audience got a double dose
of talent as both the queen and
princess categories were filled
with energy, excitement, grace,
class, elegance, poise and loads
of talent.
2007 was the first year for
the Little Miss and Little Mister
contest. The goal this year was
to generate excitement about
the pageants for the "little peo-
ple" of the community. They set
a $1,500.goal and they raised a
whopping $3,000. There were
a total of 12 contestants in the
March 2007
The view in the City of La-
Belle has changed considerably
in the .past 20 years. A drive
down SR 80 had dense oak and
undergrowth along most of the
east side of town. The old one-
room chamber of commerce
building was replaced with a
lovely little building that com-
pliments the Courthouse; the
old gas stations at SR 80 and
Bridge Street and across from
the Courthouse are gone and
the sites cleaned up environ-
mentally. The new Olde Cypress
Bank building and Nationwide
insurance building have taken
their places and there's talk of a
veterans memorial on the small
park area at SR 80 and Main St.
Just across Main Street, the be-
loved old Trading Post is long
gone, replaced by a strip mall
and Devils Garden Road is now
Cowboy Way
Wal-Mart has dibs on prop-
erty just west of LaBelle. Many
"in the know" feel that Wal-
Mart will be the trigger that
really opens the flood gates to
commercial development.
Discussion was limited dur-
ing a county commission one-
hour workshop on Florida Pow-
er & Light's proposed Glades
Power Plant. The workshop
took place right before the 5
p.m. regular commission meet-
ing. Plans for the controversial
coal burning power plant would
include two connection sites in
Hendry County a proposed
site in northern Hendry and an
existing site at the southern end
of the county.
Alico Inc., received a $2.5
million grant to pursue an en-
ergy project whereby they turn
biomass into ethanol. Seventy-
four companies applied for
a total of $15 million in grant
money and Alico was one of
the chosen few that received
some of that money.
Water was the big topic for
the March 8 city commission
meeting. LaBelle water custom-
ers were looking at a rate in-
crease in the foreseeable future.
The board heard the first read-
ing of an ordinance that Would
allow those rates to be changed
by resolution. This would make
it easier to change water rates
but still require a public hear-
Some 14 local, enthusias-
tic businessmen formed the
LaBelle Youth Athletics, Inc., a.
non-profit 5013 C organization,
in hopes of building a new park
for LaBelle. It will be located on
60 acres just south of the city's
effluent disposal field, off City
Ditch Road. Representatives of
the association found the city
commissioners an "easy sell" at
a workshop meeting March 15.
The commission was on board
with a 25-year renewable lease
on the proposed park, which
would be run by the rec depart-
ment. *
County commissioners voted
March 13 to hire Wayne O'Neil
as the new county administra-
tor. Mr. O'Neil beat out candi-
dates from throughout the state
and country for the position.
The 122 Hendry County fam-
ilies still living in FEMA housing

in the aftermath of Hurricane
Wilma in 2005 were told they
may be able to remain in their
mobile home or travel trailer
for some time to come, even
though FEMA's 18-month dead-
line was to expire on April 24.
April 2007
The C-43 basin storage res-
ervoir project outside of LaBelle
is. part of The Comprehensive
Everglades Restoration Plan
(CERP) which consists of more
than 50 projects around South
Florida to try and restore the
Everglades back to its historical
It is a combined effort by the
Army Corps of Engineers, South
Florida Water Management
District, Florida Environmen-
tal Protection Agency, Florida
Game and Fish Commission
and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife.
CERP is supposed to improve
South Florida's ecosystem by
restoring water flows that have
LaBelle Mayor Randy Bengs-
ton announced he would not
run for reelection. He took of-
fice in July 2005, unseating
longtime incumbent Sherri Cra-
ichy. Longtime commissioner
Paul Puletti was running for the
mayor's position.
Hope Connections moved
its congregate meals service
into its new location the L.J.
Nobles Senior Center on Cow-
boy Way at the old Senior Con-
nections facility. Other services
would follow in a few weeks.
The city commission unani-
mously passed an ordinance
increasing city water rates. The
action was taken at the Thurs-
day, April 12, regular commis-
sion meeting at city hal).
According to the South
Florida Water Management
website Florida
was in the middle of one of the
worst droughts ever recorded.
Recent rainfall barely made a
dent in the multi-year shortfall
and seasonal weather fore-
casts showed few signs of relief
ahead. The water level in Lake
Okeechobee, the source of wa-
ter for the Florida Everglades
and the primary back-up water
supply for most residents of SF-
WMD, was at the lowest eleva-
tion ever recorded in the month
of April.
Doris Cutshall would retire
from the Barron Library on Sep-
tember 1, after 35 years as the
Head Librarian. Lori Howard
would take over that position.
May 2007
Hendry-Glades Edison Col-
lege campus Dean Lucinda Kel-
ley said there were 43 percent
full time enrolled students, 57
percent of the student body
was part time with less than
12 credit hours; 16 percent of
those students are dual en-
rolled. The vast majority of the
student body, 71 percent, is
female, while only 28 percent
are male and 49 percent have
a GPA of 3.0 or above. Forty-six
percent of the student body is a
minority, 37-38 percent are His-,
panic. Sixty-nine percent of the
students are between the ages
of 15-24 and 60 percent are 21
years old and under.
The hurricane-ravaged
Clewiston Sheriff's Sub-station
was found not suitable to be re-
paired or remodeled.
The Florida Legislature was
to continue to struggle with
property tax reform in a special
session June 12-22. The bottom
line for Florida, and Hendry
County, was unknown. With
no shortage of ideas on how to
reform property taxes,. the issue
was a confusing one.
Suzanne Greenleaf was the
2007 LaBelle High School Vale-
dictoriart and Danielle Blake is
the 2007 LaBelle High School
James Edward Boone, 46,a
former Hendry County deputy,
was arrested in Lee County
April 29, charged with vehicular
homicide, leaving the scene of
a crash involving death and two
counts of leaving the scene of a
crash involving injury.
The city rezoned property for
the proposed Wal-Mart store on
SR 80 west of town to B3 (busi-
ness highway) from its agricul-
ture zoning. The 56.2-acre site
would be served by city water
and sewer. Besides utilities, the
next step for the site will be se-
curing permitting.

Margaret England brought
the commission's attention to
a piece of South Florida Water
Management property on the
north side of the river, in Glades
County, which could be used
for a nature park. The property
had been leased to the City of
LaBelle. The city was required
to have a plan for the property
within the year. The 176 acre
parcel was leased to the city in
1991. Ms. England said a coali-
tion of interested groups wants
to be part of any workshops or
decisions on the subject.
After years of work, the Hen-
dry County commissioners fi-
nally transmitted the West Hen-
dry Area Study to the Florida
Department of Community Af-
fairs (DCA). The 18,000+ acre
area north and west of the City
of LaBelle was the most imme-
diate target for large develop-

June 2007
There was to be no city elec-
tion this July. Qualifying week
for LaBelle city elections ended
with only one candidate per
Paul Puletti would be sworn
in as mayor. Bob Miller would
retain his position as commis-
sioner/tax assessor and new-
comer Gregory Bone slid into
the commissioner/tax collector
position vacated by Mr. Puletti.
A 16 year volunteer with the
Red Cross, Frank Ryder received
the Lee County Chapter "Road
Warrior" Appreciation Award,
having responded to the most
natural disasters throughout
the country in 2006. He also re-
ceived the President's USA Free-
dom Corps Volunteer :Service
Award. from the Presidential
Council on Service and Civic
A tornado touched down
June 7, taking the ioof of a
church social hall on SR 29S and
destroying some playground
equipment there. Winds also
damaged several utility build-
ings on Fort Simmons Ave. that
afternoon. According to Hendry
County Director of Emergency
Management Lupe Taylor, the
funnel touched down at Case
Road and SR 29 South at ap-
proximately 5:22 p.m. that day.
Millard Wagnon was award-
ed' the Presidential Volunteer
Service Award Pin for volun-
teering over 4,000 hours of his
After eight months of plan-
ning, dreaming and knocking
on doors the Hendry-LaBelle
Community Sports Park would
soon be taking shape. Saturday,
June 23, a group of believers
gathered at the site on Forrey
Ave. (formerly City Ditch Road)
to witness the groundbreaking
that began actual construction
of the facility.

July 2007
Just back from a six-month
tour of Iraq, Tech Sergeant Tim
Haffner returned Sunday, June
24. It was his second tour in
Iraq and was spent entirely in
the heart of Baghdad. He is an
Explosive Ordnance Disposal
(EOD) unit team leader. Tim is
the son of Tom and Helen Mead
of LaBelle. His brother, Rus-
sell, is a staff sergeant in the Air
Force, stationed at Langley Air
Force Base, Va., who returned
from South Korea in January.
Linda Teasley was installed
as the American Legion Aux-
iliary's Department of Florida
President. She has been a dedi-
cated member of the auxiliary
for 23 years all of them with
LaBelle's Unit 130, where she
has served in many capacities,
including two terms as presi-
dent (1989-91). She received
the District 13 Best Overall Unit
President's Report Award. Lin-
da earned her eligibility for the
auxiliary through her husband,
Charles, who served in the mili-
tary during the Korean War.
Local residents were buzzing
about a report that an ethonol
plant, converting citrus waste to
the fuel-additive ethanol, was to
be built in Hendry County. The
site was disclosed, but it is to
be at an existing citrus plant.
Citrus Energy LLC of Boca Ra-
ton, would be the developer of
the first-ever commercial scale
citrus peel to ethanol plant. FPL
Energy LLC, a subsidiary of FPL
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Jimmy Lee Channell
Jimmy Lee Channell, 45, of La-
Belle, died Dec. 14, in LaBelle.
He was born Oct. 13, 1962 in
Tuscaloosa, AL. He was a resident
of LaBelle for the past 30 years.
He was preceded in death by
his daughter, Catherine Channell;
father, James Harvey Channell
and brother, James Allen Chan-
Survivors include his mother,
Catherine Hall of LaBelle; sister,
Judy Williams of LaBelle,
All arrangements were under
the direction of Akin-Davis Funer-
'a Home, LaBelle.

Carl Ray Hilgenberg
Carl Ray Hilgenberg, 72, of
Clewiston, died Dec. 26, in Clew-
iston after a courageous battleof
He was born Nov. 21, 1935, in
Coal Grove, Ohio the son of Carl
and Vada (Ackinson) Hilgenberg.
Mr. Hilgenberg married Mary
Cowman. He was a veteran, hav-
ing served his country in the Unit-
ed States Army as a paratrooper
during the Korean Conflict. He
was a sheriff's deputy with the
.Walton County .Florida Sheriff's
Office retiring in 1998. In 2000
'he moved to Clewiston where he
--was a Deputy with the Hendry
County Sheriff Office from 2000 to
present. He was a member of the i
_Masonic Lodge of Walton County,
Survivors include his wife,
S.Mary (Cowman) Hilgenberg; two
sons, Carl Ray Hilgenberg, Jr and
Shis wife Bridget of Ebro, FL and
Steve Ray Hilgenberg of Winter
Haven; one daughter, Becky Jean
Horne and her husband Dusty of
-Crestview, FL; four grandchildren,
; .Halle, Todd, Holly and Kara.
; Funeral services were held
'Monday,. Dec. 31, at 11 a.m., in'
Calvary Baptist Church Hooker's
SPoint Road Clewiston with Rev.
David McClusky officiating. Ma-'
sonic graveside services will be
held Thursday, Jan. 3, at 11 a.m.
-in the Magnolia Cemetery with
Glendale Lodge #225 F&AM per-
,forming the rites.
'In lieu of flowers, memorials
are suggested to the Calvary Bap-
tist Church Building Fund.
All arrangements were under
the direction of Akin-Davis Funer-
al Home, Clewiston.

iEdward Napoli -
Edward Napoli, 83, of Greena-
cres, died Dec. 27, in Atlantis,
Florida. He was born April 1, 1924.
2n Brooklyn, New York the son of
'Louis and Viola (Gunning) Na-
poli. He retired from the United
States Army and Air Force after a.
'long career in different adminis--.
trative positions. He was a former'
.part time resident of Hendry Isles.
Edward enjoyed the outdoors and
'being with his family.
Survivors include two sons,
Edward Napoli of West Palm,
SBeach, Robert (Diane) Napdli.of
Cape Coral; grandson, Robert J.
.(Lynn) Napoli, Jr.; granddaughter,
Stephanie (Matt) Bateman.of Mi-
not, ND; great grandson, Joseph
A Mass of Christian Burial will
.be held Thursday, Jan. 3, 2008:
%at 11 a.m. at Our Lady Queen of
Heaven Catholic Church, LaBelle
with Father Chester Domaszewicz'-
Interment will be in Ortona
vCemetery. Visitation was Wednes-;
day from 6-8 p.m. at the Akin-Da-
vis Funeral Home, LaBelle.
In lieu of flowers donations
may be made to Hospice of West
:Palm Beach.
All arrangements were under
She direction ofAkin-Davis Funeral
Home, LaBelle.

Judge Broward N.
Parsons (Ret.)
Judge Broward N. Parsons,
(Ret.) 87, of LaBelle, died Dec.
28, in Fort Myers. He was born.
*Nov. 20, 1920 in
Moore Haven to w.
JohnrSamus Par-
sotis and Marga-
ret Ann (Mott)
Parsons and
grew up on the
family home-
stead at Lake
Hicpochee. He Broward N.
graduated from Parsons
LaBelle High
School and attended Holland Law
School at University of Florida.
After high school he worked for,
,U.S. Sugar Corp. He married his
high school sweetheart Daisy Al-
len April 6, 1941 and they moved
'to Jacksonville where Broward
took a job at a shipyard. Broward:

enlisted in the U.S. Marines Corp
after the Pearl Harbor attack and
served until the end of WWII. He
'served as a Hendry County Com-
mnissioner for four years and wa-s,
elected Hendry County Judge in
,1960 and served until 1992. He
.,was a member of First Baptistf
*,Church, was ordained a Deacon.,
and also became a Trustee of the
church. He was a lifelong mem-
' ber of the American Legion, VFW,
.'Lions Club and Elks Club.

Judge Parsons was preceded
in death by his wife of 56 years,
Daisy; parents, John and Marga-
ret; brothers, Joseph, John, Bill,
David and Leonard; sisters, Mar-
garite and Norma and grandson,
Bruce White.
Survivors include son, Joseph
Burke Parsons of St. Petersburg;
daughters, Dorothy Poling of La-
Belle, RamonaBurchard (Easton)
of LaBelle, Peggy Sands (Frank)
of Ft. Myers; brother, Woodrow
Parsons (Burt) of Bushnell; sis-
ter, June Dana of LaBelle, nine
grandchildren, twenty great-
grandchildren, seven great-great
grandchildren and numerous
nieces, nephews and cousins. Fu-
neral services were held Wednes-
day Jan. 2, at First Baptist Church
of LaBelle with Rev. Frank Deerey

Jr., Dr. Les Morgan and Rev.
Homer Brewer officiating.
Interment followed at Fort De-
naud Cemetery in LaBelle. Mili-
tary Honors will be conducted
by American Legion Post #130
in LaBelle. Visitation was held
Tuesday, Jan. 1, at the Funeral
Home in LaBelle. Pallbearers
will be Matthew Sands, Michael
Grindrod, Mark Lynch, Adam Oli-
ver, James Paul, James Cochran,
Kory Bennington, Ron Stender
and Michael White. Judge Par-
sons loved his community and
loved serving it.
All arrangements were under
the direction of Akin-Davis Funer-
al Home, LaBelle.
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ances included. Garden tub in the masterbath room
including dual sinks ant much more. Don't miss out
on all the features this home has to offer
* $249,000 JUST REDUCED! Looking for a home
in the Gunnery and Buckingham area? This is it'! This
beautiful 3BD/2BA home also has a den and a pool,
and the 4 ft chain link fence is perfect for your pets.
* $925,000 Stunning views from this 2 story river-
front home. This home features 3BD/2BA, spa on the
deck off the master suite and much more. Enjoy sun.-
rises and sunsets from your own deck.
* Mobile home lots starting at $18,900. Call Today!

2 BEDROOMS AND 2 BATHS This is located
very near to schools, shopping and near to SR-29
and Cowboy Way. MLS #200758174



Commercial Location: 141 Hickpoochee St LaBelle
Prime location offering 2500 sq ft building and
Parcel currently a convenience store Zoned Bl.
Call Cathy Lee for details. 863-673-3709

A Must 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.
with cathedral ceilings, eat-in kitchen, screened lanai, 2 car
garage and more. Seller Motivated at only $189,900.
Call Lisa Herrero, Realtor at 863-673-0066
to schedule your showing.

Building lots in Port LaBelle starting at $10,000.
Call or stop by to see more information on all of our listings!


274 N Bridge St
LaBelle,FL 33935

* $50,000 JUST REDUCED! Looking for a rental
investment? This mobile home is located on 4 lots!
Call today for more information.
* Startling at $101,900 --Please call about Moore
Haven Yachi Club models available & ready to move
* $109,900 -JUT REDIJCED! Beautiful brand new
manufactured home with 3 spacious bedrooms and 2
bathrooms. A must see at this price in a quiet North
LaBelle area.
* $124,900 JUST REDUCED! Price Reduced
3BD/2BA Manufactured home on 1.88+/- acres in
Muse. Home features a split floor plan. The living
area has a fire place. Well and septic tank are new'.
* $174,900 This home is a hidden treasure set on
2.3 acres with huge oak trees. This 3BD/2.5BA home
has a huge family room featuring a beautiful fireplace

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UltAT LUATIIUlNIU LIVEI 3/ t1home on corner lot
w/many upgrades. Close to SR 82 for that daily com-
mute to Immokalee or Ft Myers. MLS#200752887 .

l.AUUr VIW I N BACKY ,iM-cllu to rll eL. ful o1;;
Double door entrance makes a big impact to this
beautiful CBS 3/2/2 home. You must see to appre-
ciate! BRING ALL OFFERS!. MLS #200751464

and a' separate great room. This home also has an
enclosed in ground swimming pool. This is a must
see to appreciate. Call today for more info.
* $187,900 Immaculate! Almost new 4BD/2BA
MH with many upgrades, just 2.5 yrs old. This home
is across fromntthe river & boat ramps: The home fea-
tures a split floor plan, crown mokling in the living &
dining room, porcelain sinks & Moin faucet's. There
is also an attached carport & enclose lanai.
* $275,000 Just Reduceduced! Mini Horse Farm on
10+/- acres, 4BD/3 lhl. e, 9 stall barn with
concrete pass thru' '"oo, hoping arena and a
pond. Motivated seller!
* $300,000 3BD/2Ba mobile home on 5+/- gor-
geous acres in Muse, roof replaced in 2004, well
replaced in 2006, partially cleared with a pond.
* $775,000 Commercial zoned! 5+/- acre proper-
ty features a 3BDi3BA mobile home, pool, 2 barns, 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
* Port 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!

MUSE. Incredible Country Living on 4.3 acres. Super
spacious 4BR/3BA manufactured home in practically
new condition. 3,180 sq ft. Home includes many
extras!! MLS #200672681

offers location & convenience. Home includes
Hurricane shutters. Multi phone lines & a grapefruit
tree. MLS #200772778

ful manufactured home 3/2 with 1.34 acres of
land. Property is fenced in with a wonderful fire-
place. MLS #200773874

m n n m lin HOME ON 4 ACRES with cathedral ceilings. 2:-
UNIQUE HOME WAITING FOR YOU] Round Restful getaway, in the county Good investment 2005 HOME IN PORT IABElJE 3/2 Home waiting
drive way 3/2 with option to convert Den to 4th property Home with half acre can be sold sepa- for you to move in. Los of extras tile flooring granite
Bdrm. Guess house 900 sq. ft. above the ground rately 3.5 acres can have two homes built on it countertops and.display shelves to name a few MLS
pool and shed. MLS #200775602 too. MLS #200759331 #200775206

i 863 675 4550
L n l 281 S.Bridge Street o LaBelle
ED7 BRodney Murray & Seth Howard
SSat s a Lic, Real Estate Brokers

gM Wade Grigsby & Linda Morgan i

200 Acres w/3,000+/- ft. on Hwy 80. Will
divide. Owner financing.
173 Beautiful oak filled acres with nice
2/2 home. Fenced & cross fenced, cow
pens. Can be subdivided. 441 platted
lots. $3,400;000. Owner Anxious.
Very nice 3BR/2B brick home in
Riverbend Estates. Enjoy the large
screened patio or the peace & quite
under the beautiful oaks. Reduced
3BR/2BA home built in 2005. On large
corner lot. Owner anxious, price
reduced to $179,900.
61.25 acres. Improved pastures &
fenced. Only $11,000 per acre.
19 acre orange grove. Located in
Hendry Co. Reduced to $10,500 per
40 acre orange grove. Located in
Hendry Co. Reduced to $10,500 per
10.63 acres high and dry. Fenced,
cleared, with creek and pond. Owner



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3BD/2BA, 2 car garage brick home in the city. Beautiful
corner 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,

LA DC(863) 6756788
180 N Bridge St. LaBelle, FL
Donna Kane, Broker, Associates: Trisha Arnold, Denise Walker, Beverly Curtis,
Patty Walker, Wayne Simmons, Frani Williams, Charlene Bowen

Classic 3/4 riverfront home w/den w/full bar, central vacu-
um, built-in desk in kitchen, breakfast bar, cedar lined clos-
ets, office, solar system, electric drapes in den/living room,
irrigationisystem, security lights, paved circle driveway, dock
& ramp. 4 bay garage w/bathroom & office. $1,200,000
Oak trees grace this .90 ac. w/3/2.5 home w/Aiew of the
Caloosahatchee River. Features include wood, tile & carpet
flooring, plantation shutters, lanai & large private boat dock
w/lift. Community clubhouse includes pool, boat. ramp &
tennis court. $749,000
Intracoasal riverfront home at a great price. 3 BRABA
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 clos-
ets.Furnishings included. Hurricane shutters for riverside of
home. Lush lawn is irrigated from the river $575,000
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 the 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 4/6 estate abounds w/
signature appointment, inc. 22' ceilings, home office, library,
formal &informal dining, wet bar, den, game room & huge
master suite. Also featuring back up generator & unattached
5 bay garage. Call for the expansive details. $1,550,000
3/2 CBS home on 20 +/- ac. Features include cathedral ceil-

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WATERFRONT! Picture Prefect! 3BR/2B custom built
home located in the Prestigious Caloosa Harbor S/D.
Features include an Oak filled lot w/ canal frontage &
direct access to the Caloosahatchee River, porcelain tile,
hardwood cabinets, granite counter tops in the kitchen, a
luxurious master suite with 2 walk in closets, and much
more! $289,900
New home under construction. A beautiful 3BR/3B
home that will be finished in late July Lots of upgrades
and lots of room. $240,000.
Immaculate new construction CBS home just built in
2006 features 3BR/2B, 2 car garage vaulted ceilings, and
recessed lighting in the spacious kitchen. Only S199,900
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 LaBelle limits. Features include walk-in
closet, newer air conditioner, fenced backyast, irrigation
and a fron deck'to die for Only $190,000.
* REDUCEDI The Price is Right!... You could be the
rouid rimnew owner of this 3BR/2B CBS home. Features
InlUlId vaulAed ceilings, split floor plan, large master
suIte, 2 atfsAra2g, and much, much more! This showcase
arM bse y)ru5,t, fi riotly $175,000
* 'Ihse lttlsmtiiit4! Strike sut the high prices. Take control
with rhe af!rlabil y of this amazing 3BR/2B home.
etimodied tii tte aind wonderful screened lanai on the
greenrtel, ,ste ,yor iban e at only $127,500
P* 1 iBan faB m Pr le is
only 2 yUNIDE C RACT sale
at only $12900
* SHORT SALE! This 311/ 2B home is priced for a quick
sale. being sold as-is with right to inspect. With a little bit
of elbow grease and some imagination you can turn this

ings, built-in entertainment center, hickory cabinets, screen
porch on front & back of home. Florida room overlooks a
stocked pond. Fenced & cross-fenced, 40x60 metal work-
shop, 36x36 horse barn w/tack room! $799,000
Country livin' will be yours as the owner of the 3/2 home on
7.67 fenced acres. Features a family room w/Franklin stove,
large laundry room, screened lanai, 24x100 pole barn ,
37x50 barn w/stalls & storage shed. $495,000
3/2.5 home on 1 ac. in a boating community. Split floor plan,
formal dining room, large open kitchen, pantry & kitchen
bar out to breakfast nook, & tray ceiling in living room. New
self cleaning in-ground pool in screened lanai. Oversized 2
car garage & separate detached garage. $475,000
2 story, 3/2 home on over 3.5 ac. Endless possibilities exist
w/ the open room on the 2nd floor, dual A/C & newer
Kenmore kitchen appliances. 20'x 62' pole barn w/ work-
shop. Horses are welcome! $439,000.
Wonderful CBS home on 6.68 ac offers endless possibilities.
Amenities include large rooms, wood laminate floors, metal
roof, game room, movie room, pond w/island, horse barn &
'fenced. Ready for you & your family @ $395,000. .
Scenic setting in West Glades Co. 2080 sqft 3/2 home on 5
ac. w/ 24x40 workshop & covered porches. $365,000
Big home Bigger value energy efficient CBS 3/2 pool home
w/metal roof. This home features vaulted ceilings, tile flooring,
Silestone countertops, den/office w/ over 2200 sq ft living area,
At this price !SOLDI .... $325,000
Nestled under the massive oaks, this large 4/3 concrete
block home with caged in-ground heated pool on 4.5 oak
filled acres is just minutes from LaBelle. Outbuildings

include workshop, sheds and storage buildings. $325,000.
Tranquil days & nights await you. 3/2 home in an established
neighborhood of fine homes. Offering vaulted ceilings, tum-
bled marble fireplace & granite countertop overlooking a,
peaceful creek leading to the river. $319,000
Beauty, warmth & value! You'll find all three in this 4/2.5 CBS-
3 story home within city limits, Features include 2 fireplaces,
office/den w/ V bath,. 3rd floor game room, & many more
extras. $299,000 '
4/2/2 with lots of room for entertainment with
formal dining, breakfast nook & living and family rooms, Sit
on your A/C enclosed porch with privacy provided by a large
greenbelt. Laurel Oaks S/D. $280,200'
On a tree canopied street in LaBelle, 4/2/2 CBS '06 home on
.42 ac w/large master bed & bath, separate laundry & large
pantry Screened porch for outdoor fun. $259,900
3/2 CBS home built in '95 located in Belmont offers a lot of
livability. Offering family & living room, formal dining, split
floor plan, new roof in '07 & fresh paint outside. Enjoy a pri-
vate back yard overlooking canal. $235,900
4/2 within city limits, close to everything. Large oaks grace
the yard of this split floor plan home. Pergo floors in living,
dining, master bedroom & kitchen. Ceramic tile pn bath &
carpet in other bedrooms. Great home for a growing family.
Masterful design w/upgraded granite counters, plant
shelves, large master bed & bath, French doors & irrigation
system. 3/2 on a 'greenbelt. Sellers are Motivated Just
Reduced $189,900
This 3/2 w/den home is a chefs dream come true! Granite
countertops, island w/electric, Kraftmaid cabinets, stainless
steel appliances & sink. Wood laminate in kitchen, dining &
den. Backs up to Greenbelt. $189,900
This 3/2vw/ many oaks on the greenbelt has a roomy floor
plan, spacious bedrooms, freshly painted,.new appliances,.
new roof, new A/C, 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 yard & under truss lanai. A
must see for only $164,900.
Affordable CBS home, split floor plan & fenced back yard for
the kids. This 3/1 split floor plan home is in a great family
neighborhood. $145,000

into your dream nome. $11U,u00 * teres plenty of room tor the kids to romp in this wide
* Great investment potential! 1BR/1B home on a corner open, country-like spot. From the spacious oversized
lot. Homes needs some work... but is priced to sell. garage to the large back porch fit for summer daydream-
$34,500 ing. 3/2 manufactured home that sits on 1.39 +/- AC in
********* MOBILE HOMES ********* Ortona. Plenty of cabinet space in this efficient designed
Need more "living" room? 2,152 sq ft of luxurious liv- kitchen with a breakfast bar. Best of all.. it can be yours for
ing. This 4BR/2B home on 10+/- acres has it all, from it only $140,000
spacious family room w/stone fireplace, master suite w/ Lets make a deal! You'll kick yourself later if you don't
office, covered porch, and fencing for horses. This one is take advantage of thIs GAT DEAL! This 3 bedroom 2
a steal @ only $425,000 tka bath home features built in cabDinets, large masaerosat,
Size will surprise you! 2BR/2B home on 10+/- acres is bathhome features buit in cainet, large master bth
verywellkeptand formermodulehome.Featuresawarm spacious kitchen, and plenty of elbow room thru the rest
comfortable living room w/ gas fireplace, spacious of the house. Outside you will find a fenced yard and stor-
kitchen, front & real covered porches. $350,000 age shed. $120,000
3BR/2B manufactured home on 4.58+/- acres on Evans Home Sweet Home! Affordable, completely remodeled
Rd. This property features an additional home site with a 3BA/2B home in town close to schools, restaurants, shop-
pad, septic and electric. You can live in the existing home ping, etc. Upgrades galore will make you happy to he
while you build or use it as a rental. Only $195,000 home! $84,900.
Beautiful and inviting 4/2 manufactured home situated 3BR/2B manufactured home 1has been recently reno-
on 1.25 corner lot in Montura. Redone from top to bhot- vated and is priced to sell! Would make a great starter
tom with its vaulted ceiling, stainless steel appliances, home or rental property. $79,900
spanish tile throughout, and much, much more. Come Great 2/2 starter home situated on .75 +/- in
see to believe. $165,000 Horseshoe Acres. Features screened porch, attached car-
Want country living without the long drive to the city? port and privacy fente along backyard. Priced to sell,
Want country living without the long drive to the city? Get $67,000
the best of both worlds with this 3BR/2BA home on Looking to invest in some income producing property
2.29+/- acres on Cast Road.fnjoy the quiet & privacy plus Tired of renting and ready to on? This 2BR/11 home ont
a wood burning fireplace, vaulted ceilings, and Texas .22 acre is the perfect answer! Only $60000.
sized rooms! $165,000. .22 *e is ansCeAG Onl$60,000
Nice home, good location, reat price! This 3BR/2B ********** ACREAGE **********
home is llJ73H u lp r l t d Best Bargain for Miles! 3.74+/- acres of trainquility.
shopping. cMrFA I m o1 s n'ns, Suitable for site built or manufactured homes. Located in
and a screened porch. $153,000 Ft. Deanaud Acres. Only $142,000.
* Relax the rural way! Situated on 1.25 acs in growing 2.5 acres on Case Rd. cleared and ready for your dream
Montura, beautiful new 2006 3/2 manufactured home home only $125,000.
with over 1100 sq ft of living area ready for occupancy. Beautiful 2.88 acres on Evans Rd. $95,900.
SELLER FINANCING AVAILABLE! $149,900 5+/- acres in Pioneer Plantation. Suitable for site built

Irresistibly charmining, partially furnished 3/2 home w/garage
& carport. Storage shed, grcenhelt & canal behind home.
Bring an offer. $145,000
. Spacious 24 i:ot ,cr1nt lc witl\galtaluntc iof, .ltgc lain-,
ily room, wood laminate floors, & separate well for irrigation
system. $129,900
Great starter home! 2/1.5 with 1 car garage. New kitchen
cabinets. Needs some TI.C. $119,000
Welcome mtat out! This 2/1 features wood laminate in living
& dining rooms, & carpet in bedrooms,. New kitchen catbi-
nets, appliances, faucets, fixtures and vinyl siding. Screened
porch across the entire back side of the house. $115,900
3/2 wood frame home w/ SR 29 frontage. Includes mobile
home. Both sold "as is." $80,000
3/2 CBS home install residential S/D. Oversized garage,
indoor utility, large spacious bedrooms, large master suite,
great room, breakfast room, tile/woods flooring. & a nai.
3/2 CBS split floor planthome built for entertaining. Home
features galvalume roof, cathedral ceilings, large master bath
& his & hers walk-in closets, Silestone countertops.
Intracoastal marina within walking distance. $350,000.
Owner financing!
CBS 3/2 home in Laurel Oaks S/D. Double front doors open
onto a spacious great room. Master bedroom has his/hers
walk-in closets & master bath w/ivalk through shower.
Intracoastal marina within walking distance. $305,000.
Owner financing!
CBS home w/over 2,486 sq. ft. total area in this 4/2 spacious
home. Features a split floor plan, tile flooring in bathi &
kitchen, & 2 car garage. In Laurel Oaks S/D near Pt LaBelle
Marina. $305,000. Ottnerfitiancisg.q
2,365 sq ft in this 3/2 spacious home, split floor plan, & 2
car garage. Tile in bathrooms & kitchen. Near Port LaBelle
Marina $305,000. Ownerfinancitng!
3/2 spacious CBS home is built for comfort & family living.
Split floor plan, vaulted ceilings, spacious kitchen, large
lanai. Located only minutes from LaBelle & near the Pt
LiBelle Marina. $285,000. Ownerfinancistg!
Spacious CBS 3/2 home designed for comfort & famtils'iving.
Split floor plan, vaulted ceilings, spacious kitchen, large lanai.
Located only minutes from LaBelle w/marina nearby
$269,000. 'Onterfinancing!

home or manufactured. Only $85,UU000.
* Call for prices on all our Montura Listings!
********** LOTS **********
* WATERFRONT! .91+/- acres located) in Caloosa
Harbor with canal frontage and direct access to the
Calolsahatchee River. Dock permit has been applied for.
Priced to Sell @s $229,900
* .29 +/- acre in Belmont S/D. Priced to sell at only
$43,900. Possible seller financing.
* Call about our Port LaBelle lots!
*n******* COMMERCIAL *******
* Log Cabin BBQ "founded in 1980" is a well established
business in LaBelle, It will comfortably seat 65 people,
las a fully equipped kitchen with a custo buil t smoker
and drive thru window for convenience. It is centrall
located in LaBelle with 167+/- feet of frontage on SR80.
Possible Seller financing, calll for terms. $750,000 -
* 1.18+/- acres of land with road frontage of 175+/- feet
on SR 29 and 200 feet on Lucky Street with central water
available. Currently zoned Cl. $499,000.
* REDUCED! Great investment property! Located just
feet from SR80 in LaBelle. The building has over 1800
square feet of office space and has plenty of room for
parking. The floorplan has the advantage of being able to
be split into 2 separate rental offices, while still providing
a common lobby area. There is also an additional building
that would be ideal for a small private office. $425,000
* Commercial Property located in tihe heart of LaBelle!
This commercial building currentl' houses one restau-
r at and two offices. No'two ways about i this is a great,
buy, rent them all or open your town business. $400,000
* Prime 20+/- acre potential commercial parcel located
near West Glads Elementary in Muse and just minutes
away from downtown LaBelle. $3.50 per square foot.

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*tPERFECT STARTER HOME!'Great Investment property!!l!!l Seller is adding TLC. New paint
and carpet. Community'Pool in area. Great price, close to Country Oaks Elementary School $95,000
*tHOME SWEET HOME...This formerly 3 bedroom, 2 full bath home has been converted into a 2
bedroom, 2 bath with oversized master bedroom. Features include new carpet throughout, open
kitchen, new appliances, roof new in 2005, enclosed lanai, and roll down hurricane shutters.
* $129,800
*THIS IS THE PERFECT STARTER OR WINTER HOME! Three bedroom, two bath, with
screened lanai, new roof, new carpet, central water & sewer, and a fresh coat of paint inside and out!
All of this and more located on a spacious greenbelt! $130,000
*A DEAL YOU CANT AFFORD TO PASS UPI This affordable 3 bedroom, 2 bath home, which
backs up to a spacious greenbelt, has been renovated from the roof down. $145,000
*LOOKNO FURTHER! This 2 bedroom, 2 bath home with a large screened lanai, fenced back yard
on greenbelt, well for irrigation, new roof in 2006, with central water & sewer, could be just the home
you have been searching for! $149,000
* GET MORE FORYOUR MONEYI With this true 4 bedroom, 2 bath CBS construction home! This
centrally located, satellite ready home, near schools & churches, features a formal living room, spa-
cious family room, large kitchen, privacy fenced back yard with fruit trees. $149,900
* 3 BEDROOM, 2 BATH ON GREENBELT! The home also boasts a new roof, new carpet & vinyl
flooring, a well with irrigation system and a nicely maintained lawn. This could just be the home
you have been searching for, & at a great price! $155,000
*CONDO LIVING'IN LABELLEI This immaculate 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo, located next to the
Port LaBelle Marina, is the perfect place to call home. This unit is perfect for a winter getaway, near
the water, a rental unit or a great place to live, without the worry of lawn or home maintenance.
*tPRICED WELL BELOW APPRAISED VALUE! This 4/2 updated home is located in a family
friendly, established neighborhood, in the heart of LaBelle! With textured walls, new roof, tile floor-
ing, vaulted ceiling, sun room, master suite or possible 4th bedroom, and niuch more. $159,000
*YOUR DREAM HOME IS AWAITING YOU! Beautiful oak trees furnish a screen of privacy and
soft cascades of light provide a timelessness where yesterday, today and tomorrow become one. The
three bedroom home was built and renovated for comfortable living and has all the amenities you
could wish for. $159,900
*THE PERFECT FAMILY HOME... This is a "must see" home, completely remodeled with ceram-
ic tile thru-out, designer lighting fixtures and a beautiful screened lanai and backyard. This 3 bed-
room 2 bath home is the largest house on the block and includes a 2 car garage! $179,900
SINCOME PRODUCING PROPERTY! This CBS constructed duplex, located on a corner lot, could
be just what you have been looking for! Each unit has 3 bedrooms with central air, plenty of park-
ing spaces, a spacious yard and more. Currently rented on a month to month basis, you could live
on one side and rent out the other! $199,900
four bedroom two and a half bath 2-story home with many extras including new roof, carpet, hard-
wood floors, paint, cabinets, counter tops, water heater, electric outlets and vanities. $199,900
*PERFECT FOR A GROWING FAMILY! This beautiful new construction 4 bedroom home is locat-
ed in a great area. Homes is completely tiled, open floor plan, hurricane shutters for all windows
plus more. Central water, near schools and only a few minutes from town. $225,000
*PEACEFUL LIVINGI Built in 2000, beautifully landscaped 3 bedroom 2 bath home. Enjoy great
porches on the back screened lanai and open patio. There is an extra storage shed in the back that
has one side transformed into a guest room complete with A/C and electric. $230,000
A RARE CHARM... This home is a rare find featuring 3 bedrooms and 3 baths. Located in a quiet
neighborhood of nicely maintained older homes along with a lot of new construction. $239,000
0tDONT PASS UP THIS OPPORTUNITY! The 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 2 car garage, 2355 total sq. ft.
custom designed home is being built to plush standards including granite counter tops, 18" ceram-
ic tile flooring throughout, upgraded lighting & plumbing fixtures, 10' ceilings with 8' insulated slid-
ers along with 8' interior doors: $239,900
0 DEZIGN HOMES ARLENE B MODEL has too many upgrades to list! From the brick paver walk-
way with beautiful landscaping & sprinkler system on the exterior to the 12.5 foot vaulted ceilings,
arched entries, upgraded lighting & kitchen appliance package, recessed lighting throughout the
home and much more. $239,900
*tSPACIOUS & CENTRALLY LOCATED! This very well maintained 4 bedroom, 2 bath home is
centrally located in the heart of LaBelle! Spacious living area, upstairs bedroom or office, fenced
backyard with large detached workshop & garage, well with irrigation system, large screened lanai
with additional open porch area, and central water & sewer! $245,000
*YOUR DREAM. HOME IS HERE .This 3 bedroom, 2 bath custom. home is waiting on you!
Imported wood flooring & ceilings, custom stone fireplace, garden tub, walk in closets, kitchen with;
breakfast nook &'stainless appliances and much, much more! $245,900 REDUCED!
And your husband will be equally in love with the 16 x 32 workshop with attached 12 x 27 open
porch and concrete aprons. Situated on a double lot with fenced backyard. $265,000
LIKE NEW AND READY TO MOVE! A beautifully maintained 3/2/2 home with spacious open
k floor plan, large screened lanai and open porch, meticulously manicured yard with exotic fruit trees,
an above ground pool, and the perfect 18' x 20' shed equipped with hurricane generator and house
* hookup. $274,900
U SPACIOUS, UNIQUE HOME ON ACREAGE! This 2 story, stilt home situated on 5.21 +/- acres
has to be seen to be appreciated! A wrap around deck & balcony from the master bedroom, allow you
to enjoy the magnificent country views! Spacious living.area, with wood burning stove, high ceil-
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t 3 BEDROOM 2 BATH CUSTOM KENWOOD HOME BUILT IN 2005.2 car side load garage.'sile-
stone counters, tile floors, large closets, crown moulding and trim-throughout. great area close to
hwy 80 and downtown LaBelle. $355,000
THIS ALLURING 3 BEDROOM, 2 BATH CUSTOM HOME with a den (or separate formal din-
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street lined with beautiful oak trees and within walking distance to Downtown LaBelle. $375,000
WELCOME TO YOUR PRIVATE SANCTUARY. This luxurious home is nestled on one +- acre
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three bedroom two bath split floorplan home on 2 +/- beautifully landscaped acres. With many
extras including stainless steel appliances, solid surface counter tops, breakfast bar, large, master
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with old Florida style country home. This distinctive home offers two or three bedrooms, two baths
and many extras including a cook's kitchen featuring marble counter tops. It also has a stone fire-
place, cathedral ceilings, and pergo wood flooring. Bring your kids and/or horses to enjoy the brand
new 30' x 40' pole barn and 24' x 36' horse barn! $495,000
GREAT LOCATION FORHORSE LOVERS! Listing price is $176,000,under appraislll This.3 bed-
room 2 bath home located on 3.57 +/- fenced acres is the perfect location for the horse lover This
property has it all, from the self cleaning caged pool, two fire places, cathedral ceiling, granite count-
er tops, large game room, detached 3 car garage with workshop, huge 3 bay steel building, horse sta-
ble. $599,000
*5 BEDROOM 3 1/2 BATH HOME ON 5 +/- ACRESI Over 4,700 +/- square feet of living space,
with 5 bedrooms including two masters, 3 1/2 baths, crown molding throughout, hardwood floors all
of this & more located on 5 +/- acres with horse stables, pond, hobby & storage building & more.
THIS 4 BEDROOM (OR 3BR W/DEN) 3 BATH POOL HOME Located in the Desirable Port
LaBelle Ranchettes will Make you Beam with Pride! 5.67+/- acres with Horse Barn with 3-5 Horse
Stalls; Enclosed Storage and Tack Room. $645,000

ftAFFORDABLE GETAWAY! Nicely updated manufactured home with large covered
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and it is only a fewv minutes to the Glades Golf Resort & Marina. $149,900
SIMPLY PERFECTI This 3 bedroom, 2 bath home is simply perfect for a family, a sec-
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tALMOST NEW HOME ON ACREAGE! This spacious .3 bedroom 2 bath home on 6.29
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t COUNTRY LIVING AT ITS BESTI Spacious, immaculate 4 bedroom, 2 bath home with
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8 Caloosa Belle, Thursday, January 3, 2008.

Las Noticias en Espanol

Informacion Escolar
El Gobernador Charlie Crist
y la Comisionada de Educaci6n
Jeanine Blomberg anunciaron
que las graduaciones en los estu-
diantes de las escuelas prepara-
torias han aumentado un 72.4%
comparado con el filtimo puntaje
que fue un 71.0%
"Florida ha hecho un progreso
excepcional ayudando a los estu-
diantes a entender el valor de obr
tener el diploma de la escuela".
"Esta meta no se podria cumplir
sin el esfuerzo de los maestros y
administradores que trabajan con
dedicaci6n para asegurarle a los
estudiantes un futuro brillante".
Dijo Crist. La graduaci6n de este
afio ha sido la mas exacta desde
que el Estado emple6 nuevos
m6todos. recolectores de datos.
Las bases de datos de graduaci6n
en las preparatorias en Florida

se miden desde el grado noveno
hasta el doce para obtener una
cantidad mas exacta. "Este afio
el puntaje de graduaci6n es una'
clara indicaci6n que Florida estd
hacienda un gran esfuerzo por
mejorar la educaci6n". Dijo la
Comisionada Bolmberg. "Este
puntaje solo va a aumntar a medi-
dad que nosotros pongamos mas
rigor y relevancia al curriculum de
nuestras escuelas preparatorias y
tener a nuestros estudiantes enfo-
cados en el exito".
Los estudiantes que mas de-
jan la escuela preparatoria antes
de graduarse son los estudiantes
de losgrupos minoritarios como
los Hispanos, Indios Americanos
y estudiantes multiraciales.
El Centro de Educaci6n del
Suroeste de Florida anuncia que
comenzard un curso de construc-

Submitted photo

Proud day
Legion Riders from American Legion Post 130 helped es-
cort a local serviceman home for holiday leave recently.
SPC Joel Morera of Clewiston lost a leg July 28 in Iraq and
returned home to a hero's welcome that included an en-
tourage all the way from Lake Placid to Clewiston. He was
escorted by members of the Legion Riders, the Highlands
County Order of the Purple Heart and was met by Clewis-
ton firefighters and local law enforcement at the Hendry/
Glades county line, along with many proud and grateful
residents. The soldier is being treated for his injuries at
Fort Hood, Texas.

ci6n por cinco semanas de lunes
a viernes de las 8:30 am hasta las
4 p.m. Los estudiantes deben de
tener su propia transportaci6n. E
curso consiste en seguridad, her-
ramientas manuales, herramien-
tas el6ctricas y curso de primeros
auxilios. Cuando terminen a cada

estudiante se le entregarA su certi-
ficaci6n y un juego de herramien-,
tas basicas. El curso va a empezar
el 14 de enero. Para mas infor-
maci6n Ilamar a Sonny Hughes
(863) 675-6800. Ahora el Centro
se encuentra localizado en la 29
Sur 4930.

Arrest Reports

Gary John Basara, 50, was ar-
rested Dec. 27 and charged on a
warrant for violation of probation:
felony or community control. D/S
Jonathan Reyes was arresting of-
Pedro Tellez, 35, was arrested
Dec. 26 and charged as a fugitive
from justice Collier County. D/S
Justin Smith was arresting officer.
A 17-year-old juvenile was ar-
rested Dec. 24 and charged with
burglary of a dwelling armed.
Two citizens found the juvenile
hiding in a wooded area and held
him for officers. Two guns, a com-
puter, printer, bloody mouse pad
and other items were found in the
woods. D/S Jackie Garrett was ar-
resting officer.
Colleen Wagner Simmons, 33,
was arrested Dec. 27 and charged
with violation of probation: felony
or community control.
Julio Vega, 19, was arrested
Dec. 27 and charged on a warrant
with aggravated assault with a
deadly weapon without ihtent to
kill. Sgt. Aaron Angell was arrest-
ing officer.
A 17-ygar-old juvenile and An-
gelita Gonzalez, 40, were both ar-

rested Dec. 24 and charged with
aggravated battery with a deadly
weapon. Two others are being
sought in connection with the
shooting at Twin Lakes Mobile
Home Park. Two men suffered
bullet wounds and were treated
at Hendry Regional Medical Cen-
ter. D/S Josh Woods was arresting
Romeo Diaz, 24, was arrested
Dec. 23 and charged with aggra-
vated battey causing bodily harm
or disability. D/S Nathan Kirk was
arresting officer.
Jose Abarca, 19, was arrested
Dec. 24 and charged with agga-
vated battery with bodiy harm or
disability. D/S Eddie Wilcox was
arresting officer.
JC Davis, 27, was arrested Dec.
24 and charged with open con-
tainer, aggravated battery with
bodily harm or disability and rob-
bery without a firearm or weap-
on. D/S Nathan Kirk was arresting
This column lists arrests,
not convictions, unless oth-
erwise stated. Anyone who is
listed here who is later found
not guilty or has charges
against them dropped is wel-
come to inform the newspa-
per. We will confirm the in-
formation and print it.

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Hours: Mon. Fri. 7 am 5pm
Sat. 7 am 12pm
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Serving Hendry Lee
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LOCAL: 863.675-4436
TOLL FREE: 866-675-4436
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New Pool Decks
New Drives, Lanas, Walks
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Cell: 863-673-2529
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Owners Jim and Jeremy Peery
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Septic pump outs, new uitstalls .nd repairs
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and 1 Chow Chow. Female,
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Craft & Flea Market
Thurs., Jan., 10th 8:30am -
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t encoder, and possess good technical skills.
SFull time Medical Office Manager (laBelle Clinic)
Candidate should have ar 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 office setting pref. 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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Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515,
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580S
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises':" '590.
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600;
Firewood: 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
'Health:& Reducing
Equipment ,620
'Heating Equipment/
Supplies 625
,HHousehold items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Photography. 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant -
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/ 7158
Tickets 720
Tools 725
To ys & Games 730
-VCRs T 7.35
Wanted to Buy 740

rconridpltyer, 00i5ahis,
CENTRAL AIR 2.5 for $400
& 3.5 ton $600. Both Split
systems. Good 'running con-
difion. (863)675-0358
WINDOW A/C Unit $60.

Antique 25", w/8 track &
record player, Curtis Mathis,
$50 (863)824-3358
M1 11-75

$50 (863)946-3822 Moore
GAS DRYER Frigidaire, w/All
options, $200 or best offer.
S86-3)467-6886 or
GAS STOVE Magic Chef, 30",
$200 or best offer.
(863)467-6886 or
& REFRIG (GE) ice maker in
Refrig. $200 for both or will
sell separate.(239)333-5811
sideCompact, Haier, 4.2 cu ft
20x22x34 $100.
Side By Side. Good shape.
$300 (863)634-0779 .
Side, 25cu ft, Kenmore,
almd, water/ice in door, runs
great. $250 (863)467-5616
STOVE GE, white, exc. cond.,
1 $150. (863)946-2072. ,
STOVE Kenmore, Electric,
White, Clean. $50
STOVE White, Gas, Works
great. $85. (863)675-8937
STOVE TOP drop in, beige,
exc. cond., GE, $100.
WASHER Kenmore, Low pro-
file. Barely used. $200
Neptune, stacked, $750.
$95 & up, 1 yr warranty

MICROWAVE Hotpoint. $15

goose, used twice, excellent
condition, looks brand new.
$175 neg (863)763-7849

MENS 26", rides great, $15.

All Steel Buildings. National
Manufacturer. 40x60 to
100x250 Factory direct to
contractor or customer.
(800)658-2885 www.rigid-
SHED- 8x10, Good condition.
$1000. or best offer,

glass w/ handrails. New. 5
step & 4 step. $750 for both,
will sep. (863)763-4527

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.
OUTSIDE DOOR 32", brand
new, with frame, $50.

Double Stroller MacLaren,
side by side, seat reclines,
Sray, 1 yr. old, pd $360, sell
225. (863)610-1750
and other clothing. $40 will
separate. (863)763-3982
before Noon
TODDLER TOYS $75 for all
Get a quick response to
any Item you may be sell-
ing with a classified ad.

crystal, new & beautiful, va-
riety of styles & colors, $25.
SHIRTS & SHORTS 20 piec-
es in all. Large'& Extra
Large. $50 for all, will sep.

PEDAL CAR -1950's, nice
o r i g i n a l $ 2 5 0
SANTA CLAUSES collection
of 13 count, battery operat-
ed, all for $1 95

Poster bed, Chest of drawers,
Dresser & night stand. Good
cond. $250. (863)673-6226
BEDROOM SET- King 'size,
Chest of drawer, Night 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
offer. (863)447-1255
large, walnut color, solid
wood, $250 will deal.
(561)793-9463 evenings
dy. $25 (863)467-9413
DAYBED With trundle, Good
condition. $50. or best offer.
hunter green, natural wood,
w/tile top & leaf, $150. ill
deal. (561)793-9463 aft 6.
condition, Pd; $900, asking
$ 0 0 fir rh CCall
863-763-9096 aft.-5, Iv. msg.
Real Oak, on wheels, 76" H x
40" W, excellent condition.
$200 neg (863)357-1560
FUTON black, metal framed,
asking $20 (863)697-3605
2 reclining ends, great cond.
$500 or best offer. Call
green, 5 pc. Must gol $500
neg. Call Kristina before 5:30
pm 863-357-0391 Okee
blue & Futon Good condition.
$150. for all. (863)763-7727
SOFA red leather, asking
$300 firm (863)675-3888
after 7pm
TV STAND Has pull out shelf,
real oak wood, on wheels.
$35 (863)357-1560

GOLD CLUBS- 25 clubs, bag,
2 doz balls, $40
GOLF CART New Honda mo-
tor. Just needs some TLC.
Asking $500 (863)302-4442
GOLF CLUBS (100) Misc.,
All brands. Many good. $890
for all,, w ill sep.
with bag and caddy, $75

AR 15 Completely custom.
Red dot scope. Sure fire
light. Collapsible stock. Flip
rear. $1000 (863)634-4798
MARLIN Lever Action, 45-
70. Never fired. $450
rounds of ammo, Cowboy
load, 240 grain, $400
RIFLE 3006, good condition.
$300 or best offer
RUGER Single six con-
vertible, 9 1/2" barrel. $300

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
WINCHESTER Model 50, 12
gauge w/rib. $400

AB LOUNGE exercise ma-
chine, exc. shape, $100 or
best offer. (863)634-8734
$40. (863)612-0647
Strider, $25. (863)467-4567

plete, good. condition, many
weights from 5-25 lbs. $300
or best offer. (863)227-0029

HOSPITAL BED up & down
on both sides, $100.
WHEEL CHAIR Electric, Ex-
cellent condition. $600 or
best offer. (863)763-6907

AERATOR Cmpit head/impel-
ler w/converter 3 phase to
single phase. 7.5 hp w/1800
rpm $2100 (863)946-2989
for high paying Aviation
Maintenance Career. FAA ap-
proved program. Financial
aid if qualified Job place-
ment assistance. CALL Avia-
tion Institute of Maintenance
from home. Medical, busi-
ness, paralegal, computers,
criminal justice. Job place-
ment assistance. Financial
aid and computer provided
if qualified. Call
(866)858-2121, www.Onli-
AWNING Aluminum, white,
74" W x 27", like new. $40
DISH SET Bavaria, Germany,
28 pc., 4 place settings,
$25. (863)763-0996
LIDS 2 rolls, ridged galva-
nized, 1-20"x50' &
1-18"x50'. New. $60. will
separate. (863)763-5762
STATUES fiberglass, 1
'Horse, 1 Bull, 1 Pelican, 2
Light Houses, $3500 or will
sell sep (863)467-7453
pt hitch, 8 ft blade. $400 will
separate. (863)674-0052

string & Crate 100 watt amp,
$325 will sell separately.
DRUM SET 3 pieces, great
for Christmas, good shape,
$125. Call (863)634-8734
condition, needs tuning,
$350 or best offer. Call
(863) 634-9017
ORGAN Kimball, Fort Drum
area, $25" firm.

PUPS UKC, Purple ribbon
bred, Health cert. included.
$300 each. (863)467-4149

1930,.brand new, pd $450,
asking $ 3 0 0 .

WATER PUMP for water
well, 5.5 hp, Titan, trash
pump; 3", never used, $700
(863)983 4940

-HOT TUB 1 year old, 5 per-
son. $3000 (863)357-7480
or (863)634-0830
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 old1
Exc cond. 33'x18'x5', Paid
$5500. Asking $3500. You

KENMORE with cabinet,
Chair included + misc.

all accessories. $400
(863)467-5646 after 6pm

record player, can record, 8
track tapes $100 neg.
(863)467-8430 _
JBL SYSTEM 2 GTI 15's and
a JBL 1200 amp, complete,
ported box. $1000
PHONE Shure, hands free
microphone. $100
TEM Delphi, for car, inclds
base, receiver, antenna.

FLAT SCREEN 4 brand new
TV car flat screens. $499 ne-
gotiable. (786)506-6452

GENERATOR 10hp, B&S, pull
start, 6250 Max watts, Cole-
man Powermate, never used
$325. (863)610-0575
MITER SAW DW 708, 12"
blades, DeWalt, 2/2 yrs.
Good cond. Paid $559. Ask-
ing $375.(863)467-4096

NINTENDO Wii 2 games, ex-
tra controller, all wireless.
$450 (863)634-7157

asking $100 (863)467-7453
Generation 6, Attachments
included & shampooer, with
bags, $150. (863)763-3451

will sell separately.
(863)763-3982 before Noon.

Several Old 3 gallon metal gas
cans with useable spouts.
Wanted: Bedliner for Ford
Ranger Shortbed, fair condi-
tion. (863)675-3032


Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
'Farm Feed/Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies/!
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer 835
Horses 840
Lawn & Garden'. 850
Livestock 855
Poultry/Supplies 860
Flowers 865

DUMP TRAILER, 38 cubic
yard, Gooseneck, all steel,
(2) 10,000 lb. axles w/elec-
tric brakes, like new, $9,500.
(772)349-8952 Okeechobee
FARM TRUCK flatbed, runs
great, $500/best offer.

horse slant with tact room.
Like new, never used.
$4500. 772-233-1127
HP SADDLE 17", Brown,
Leather & Tack. Great condi-
tion. $225. (863)801-9494
SADDLE 14/" Bob Mar-
shall, Treeless, Barrel, Floral
pattern, With silver. Asking
$1500. (863)697-6470

Like new. $250
Yazoo, 42" cut, 16 hp. Front
deck. $600. 863-675-1224
L120, 22 hp, 48" cut, 97
running hours. $1200 firm.
RIDING MOWER- Craftsman,
14 1/2 hp, 42".cut, Rear
bagger. Exc. shape $600
, (863)467-6025
Almost new. $20.
ROTOTILLER, Sears, chain
drive, runs good, $250 or
best offer. (561)790-3681
52" cut, like new, $1800

Okeechobee Livestock
Market Sales
Every Monday-12pm & every
Tuesday-11am: 763-3127

SADDLE Corriente, 15",
tooled, excellent condition,
$450. (863)946-1802
mond spots, good condition,
$100. (863)675-3032
brown, new, $325.
(772)349-8952 Okeechobee


Business Places 910

Townhouses Rent920

Lanid Rent 935
Flesort Propenrty..

oRoommi t ent 955
Storage Space

2, 3 & 4 Bedrooms
Central heat/air,
dishwasher, and
much more!
Come in & ask us

City of LaBelle 1 BR Furnished
efficiency. $650 mo. IncIds
all util's, satellite tv, wireless
internet. (239)370-8532
HUD Homel $199/Mo!
6BR/3BA (5% down 20
years @ 8% apr) More
Homes Available from
$199/Mo! For listings call
(800)366-9783 Ext 5669.

ING 462 South Bridge
Street. (863)675-4485

Clean CBS House
3BR/1.5BA, screened porch,
carport, on quiet wooded lot
one mile from town, non-
smkg. env., no pets, $850
mo. (863)675-0142
avail. immed., $700 mo. +
sec. 863-673-0066
Foreclosure! 3BR/2BA
$32,100! Only $255/Mo! 5%
down 20 years @ 8% apr.
Buy, 6/BR $199/Mo! For list-
ings (800)366-9783 Ext
LABELLE 2 br, 2 ba with gar-
age, 90 Martin St.
LABELLE- Downtown, 2,0000
sq. ft., 4BR/2BA. $900/mo.
Possible lease w/option to
buy. (863)673-0178.
3br/2ba CBS home in
quiet neighborhood.
$1,200 mo. plus
1 mo. security.
Call: 863-673-0066.
BR, 2 BA, central A/C, new
carport, renovated. Pool.
$750/mo. (239)369-9567
carport, Mirror Lakes area,
Homestead Rd, $750/mo
MOORE HAVEN 3br, 2ba, All
apple, W/D, laminate floors,
garage, handicap access.
1200 mo. (863)946-3333

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,
RV & trucks.
Manager on-site,
1025 Commerce Dr.,
LaBelle. 863-675-1025.

Cowboy Way& Kenned Blvd.
5'x10'$42.80 mo.incl. tax.
8'x10'$53.50 mo.incl. tax.
10'x10'$58.85 mo.incl. tax.
8'x20'20" $85.60 mo. incl. tax.
24 hr access $25 returnable
key deposit. 863-675-2392

Time to clean out the
attic, basement and/or
garage? Advertise your
yard sale In the classl-
fleds and make your
clean un a breeze

TURKEY CREEK Double wide
& Guest house w/dock,
Call Mr. Wallin (305)743-3799

Real Estate

ac., W/ Ig M/H, detached
garage & shed. 3 entrances
w/culVerts. Fully fenced &
cross fenced. Ready for
oats, cattle.& horses.
320K or-will trade for prop-
erty in N. FL or Georgia.

garage, 1,600 sq. ft., 2
screened porches, boat
launch ramp, full bsmt.
w/concrete floor, 200 ft. to
river by canal, quiet neigh-
borhood. (863)983-4694
LABELLE: Near Courthouse
Reduced $30,000
.Lease w/Option 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
right Visit White's
Furniture & Appliances
1060 Highway 29
South LaBelle

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.
CALL (888)513-9958.
'Custom Built Home 5000sqft
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.
acres riverfront on Big Reed
Island Creek near New River
State Park, fishing, view, pri-
vate, good access $89,500.

Mobile Homes

Mobile Home Lots 2005
Mobile Home"-Parts 2010
Mobile Homes Rent 20.15
Mobile Homes Sale 2020

2BR. Good condition. A/C.
$600. mo. (863)675-2474
Call after 4:00 pm.
Gated community w/ pool,
club house & river access.
We also mow your grass.
$595 monthly. Ready to
move in! Call 863-673-4325

3 cuartos / 2 banos trailer sin-
cio in el pueblo de LaBelle.
$3500 de deposito mensu-
alidad baja lista para ser oc-
cupada. Ll.amee al
(8,63)675-8888 o
3/2 banos casa manufactura-
da localizada en '1 Acre. de
tereno mensualidad $820
con solo $5000 de deposito.
No tiene credito o tiene mal
credito tambien le podemos
ayudar. Llamee nos al
S863) 67 5-8888 o
(863)612-6511 para mas in-
Inventory Liquidation Sale
Models in stock sold cheap.
Negotiate your best price in
years. We also have lots
avail. Call (863)675-4442 or
Liquidacion de ventas, Todos
los models tienen que saler.
Tambien tenemos tereno dis-
poneble. Llamee al
NEW 3 BR / 2 BA Doublewide
$39,9'00 includes set Ui' &
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
Nueva casa manufacturada de
3/2banos a solo $39,900
Incluyendo instalacion com-
pleta y aire centrol. Para, mas
information. Llamee a
.863)675-4949 o
(863)612-6511 0
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
863)675-8888 or
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


AIRBOAT- 14 ft Apache Hull,
220 GPU. $5000 or best of-
fer. (863)697-1443
trailer, 'trolling motor, new
Johnson motor. $2700
AQUA SPORT 22', Center
console, 'open fishmen, 225
Evinrude. Good cond.
BOAT MOTOR Elgin, 14.1 hp,
'69, antique, w/3 propellers
& gas. tank, runs good,
$480 neg. (561)790-3681 ,
BONITO 15', with 30 hp
Johnson motor. Trailer in-
cluded. Good condition.
$1900. (863)675-8579
BOW RIDER 15', 50hp John-
son motor & trailer. Good
condition. $1200.
CANOE 16ft, Old Town, fiber-
glass, $150 (863)805-8786
COBIA 1981 16 Ft., Cnt.
Console 60 hp Johnson.
Runs great. Needs TLC.
$1300 (863)484-0267
rig, much like a Sailfish,
easier to sail, will deliver lo-
cally. $895 (863)674-0647
EVINRUDE '93, 6hp out-
board. Like new. $400.

- '04 Honda 15 hp 4 stroke,
power tilt & galvanized trail-
er. $3600 (863)634-0815
JON BOAT 16ft, 7.5hp
Chrysler motor, trailer,
$1000 (863)201-0672
150 merc, float on aluminum
trailer, 300 hrs., good shape.
$4995 (863)946-1105
PONTOON BOAT nice shape,
runs great, $3500.
Tilt, 20FT, $1000 or best of-
fer (641)753-9407
POONTOON BOAT 20' & trail-
er, 35 hp Johnson motor.
Good condition. $1800.
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.
$2500. 765-620-4373
WHITEWATER- '68, 14', Fi-
berglass. Trailer (needs tires)
included. .$ 250 .

RV, 23ft, asking $4000
top, Mechanically restored,
Receipts, $2500. or trade for
auto (561)254-7458 Clewist.
JAYCO CAMPER '89- Limited
Edition, 29 ft, complete.
$1500 needs work.
PORTA-POTTY Flushes, Like
new condition. $25.

w/wind shield, gauges, misc.
hrdwr, fuel tank-25 gal. $165
will sep (863)697-9704
BOAT TRAILER 18 ft, galva-
nized, perfect condition.
$350 or best offer

ING? Own your very own
Gulf Dockominium 10xi 0x30
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

jacket, Vest & Chaps. XX
Small Worn 3 times. Like
new. $200. (863)763-7727
1200 CC, 28K mis. Runs
good. $2500 or best offer.
(863)634-1193 .-

GO CART Silver Fox, 6.5 hp,
Subaru engine. 2 seater.
Great condition. $600 firm
(863)675-3126 after 5pm.
GO K ART Adult size, 6.5 Ep,
runs great. $400
(941)812-5315 Okee area ,
GO KART Runs great. $200
or best offer. (863)447-1255
HONDA 300 EX 2003 w/Re-
verse. All original parts. Adult
r i d d e n $ 2 3 0 0
KAWASAKI 350 1997 4 wd,
Adult ridden and owned.
$1800 (845)551-0811
YAMAHA 225 2001,' Dirt Bike,
Street legal. Asking $2100

33', good cond., orig. own-
er, towed 1600 mi., $4500.


good gas mileage, new tires
& tran, minor door damage
$1200 neg. (239)289-2896
cyl., Auto., A/C. Gas saver.
Excellent condition. $1200
(772)332-5804 Ft. Pierce
Runs great, new croc design
ragged top, good tires, 4 dr.
$2300 neg (239)503-5354
FORD PROBE '92 Black,
standard, needs some TLC
but runs well, needs battery.
$700 neg (239)200-5505
auto, low miles. $1599 or
best offer (954)260-1933
Runs good but needs clutch.
$700 or best offer.

Police Impounds for Sale! 94
Honda Civic $4001 93 Toyo:
ta Corrola $995! For listings
call (800)366-9813 Ext
White w/gold trim, exc.
cond. $4,000 or best offec
Call 863-675-1410
AC, asking $1500 or best of-
fer very good working cond
TRANS AM '81, New motor,
Runs good. $3500.

2 Dr., Hard top. Runs good.
All original. Great project.
$600 (863)261-2907
PLYMOUTH '69 4 dr, every-
thing electric, VIP model,,ex-
cellent condition. $899
negotiable. (786)506-6452


GT, like new. $500M
(941)812-5315 Okee area i
FORD ESCORT.'92 for parts,
not title, can hear run, $400
or best offer (863)228-4805
For '97 Dodge Van. Good
conditio n $1 75..
LEER BED COVER- Fiberglass,
new $950 asking $100
land, for Honda Civic, only 1'
mth. old, sell for $100.'
(863)634-8735 after 5pm. "
MOTOR from Nissan Pickup,,
4 cyl., & 5 spd. Transmis-'
sion, $750 will sell sep:
Front & rear, fits'03-'07 Che-
vy HD pickups. $1500 for
set. (863)634-3434
RIMS & TIRES 8 lug, 8 ofr
61/2, Mickey Thompsoin
rims. $250 (863)634-9696
perduty Crewcab Pick Up'
eige, off King Ranch Edition,
$300 neg. (863)697-0328 ,
TIRES (2) 245/45/17, off of
a Mustang. $50.
TIRES (4) 33/12.50/15 with
aluminum rims. $400
TIRES (4) TSL Super Swamp
31x12.5x15. Good condition.
$400 863-357-0023
TIRES (4) on 10" steel rims.
33-12.50-15. Ford or Jeep.
Good for woods or mud fest.
$100 (863)697-6446 .
TOOLBOX metal, for Nissan
P i c kup $15 0 .

CHEVY PICKUP, '94 needs
work, call for information;
$800 or best offer.
CHEVY S10 1991 Long bed.
2.8 V6, 5 spd. 55K org. mls.
Gas saver. Excellent condi-
tion, $2300 (772)332-5804
DODGE RAM '95 2500,
Heavy duty, V8 Magnum, reg
cab, 4x4, auto, 110K, new,
parts,$5000 (863)634-7706,
FORD F250, '80 auto, 2 dr.
2 wheel drive, $1200 or best
offer. (863)675-7041 or,
FORD PICK UP '94 4 x 4, au"
to, all power, clean, no rust,
looks & runs great. $2500
UWS Standard. 69" wide.
$200. call 561-261-6421

1993 56" flattop sleeper;
350 cap. Call 239-229-6640
Your next Job could be hi'
today's classmfleds. lid,
you look for It?

tantrum whls, 4 whl. elec2
brakes, ramp & side door,
$2500. 239-229-2974
HAULMARK '05, Enclosed
trailer, 6'x12' Like new,
$2400. (863)467-5263
gle, $175 (863)824-6720 ,

work van,

1 ton G30

Caloosa Belle, Thursday, January 3, 2008 1

Public Notices

Public Notice 5005
State Public-.
Legal Notice 5500

Pursuant to Chapter 298.12, Honda Stat-
utes a meeting of landowners of BAR-
be held at 3:00 P.M., January 22,
2008 at the District office on 3293
Dellwood Terrace, Port LaBelle, Florida
the purpose of the meeting is to elect
one member of the Board of Supervis-
Sors and review annual reports.
Landowners may cast one vote for each
acre or fraction thereof owned, either
in person or by proxy. Proxy forms are
available by calling 863-675-0346.
The Board of Supervisors will meet im-
mediately alter adjournment of the
Landowners' Meeting.
This meeting is open to the public.
Mark Colbert, Chairman
54777 CB/CGS 1/3,10/08


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Continued From Page 5
August 2007
One of LaBelle residents' most ardent
wishes came to fruition. On August 2, Hen-
dry Regional Medical Center closed the
deal to purchase the Belmont Medical Cen-
ter on Main Street for use as an urgent or
convenient care facility. Craig Cudworth,
CEO of Hendry Regional Medical Center,
said he anticipates the urgent care center
will be in operation in several months.'The
days and times of operation have yet to be
The story of the bond between two La-
Belle brothers captivated the country early
this year. It's the story of how Luke Shirley
would not give up on life; and how Joshua
Shirley would not give up on his brother.
Luke continues to make progress, healing
from horrific, wounds suffered after step-
ping on a landmine in Iraq last December
20. It will be a very long time before he
completely recovers from his injuries, in-
cluding the loss of his right arm from the
elbow down and his right leg, and shrapnel
in his intestines.
Sidney Brown has been named 2007
Firefighter of the Year. Senior Forest Ranger
Field Foreman for Hendry County and South
Florida Region 4 Taskforce Leader Sidney
Brown, has been a firefighter with the Divi-
sion of Forestry for 22 years; since he was
18 years old. He has been under Supervi-
sor Greg Cox, who just so happens to be his
best friend.
Larry Russell Luckey II moved "across the
river" leaving West Glades School in west-
ern Glades County to become the principal
of Upthegrove School in Hendry County.
The Hendry County Sheriff's Office, Our
Lady Queen of Heaven Catholic Church, El
Faro Assembly of God and the State Attor-
ney's office sponsored a public meeting for
victims of violent crimes on August 11. The
hope was to encourage reporting to law en-
forcement all crimes they have been made
a victim of and to explain to them their legal
September 2007
Supporters of putting in a nature park on
176 acres across the river were looking to
form a coalition to help make their dream
a reality. Ultimately,'they hoped to make it
part of connecting environmental corridor
with greenways and waterways. They ap-
proached Florida Rep. Denise Grimsley with
their request for support as well.
LaBelle welcomed home another local
serviceman from Iraq. Karl Furman returned
to Homestead Air Force Base August 31 af-
ter being in Iraq since May 10. This was his
second tour of duty in the Iraq War. The first
was in 2005 from September to December.
He is also a veteran of the First Gulf War,
where he served in Saudi Arabia.
Buddy Taylor of Gator Hammock Enter-
prises :returned from California, where he
entered a batch of his original sauces and
flavorings in America's Best Food Show,
an annual event held in Anaheim and, he
walked away with seven major awards.

A request from developers prompted
LaBelle city commissioners to reopen dis-
cussion with Hendry.County aimed at deter-
mining just who would provide water and
sewer service to western Hendry County
It was a clubhouse fit for a prince that
seven-year-old RJ Otero took possession of
after a group of hard working volunteers,
from Architecture, Inc., finished in a mara-
thon one day building session.
The son of Angela and Ricky Otero of
North LaBelle, RJ had been waging the fight
of his young life for the past year against
Members of the law enforcement com-
munity, friends and family came together
to say goodbye to canine officer German
Shepherd Rommel (Ben). While working a
DUI checkpoint at SR 29S at Wilson Road
on Saturday, Sept. 15, with his handler and
partner Sgt. Bruce Slade, Rommel collapsed
from an undetected tumor in his heart.
October 2007
County staff was working with the Flori-
da Government Utilities Authority and Com-
missioner Darrell Harris was to negotiate
with the City of LaBelle to seek a solution to
the biggest stumbling block to the Depart-
ment of Community Affairs' acceptance of
the West Hendry County Plan amendment
- the lack of a substantive plan to provide
water and sewer service to the western side
of the county.
LaBelle's theater enthusiasts had a lot
more to enjoy. Some of the Firehouse The-
aters' supporters and volunteers outdid
themselves renovating the theater during
the off-season.
Mary Bartoshuk was named Greater La-
Belle Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the
Year for 2007. She dispenses her unbound-
ed love and energy freely to any and all in
Attendees at the Oct. 11 LaBelle City
Commission meeting got a primer on the
reverse osmosis (RO) process in simple
terms. The city's planned water plant will
be RO, which diffuses solvents from high
concentrations to low concentration areas
through a membrane.
November 2007
LaBelle teachers Donna Hull and Barba-
ra Mehaffey recently returned from London
where they attended the 2007 International
Symposium on Interactive Technology in
Education. The Hendry County teachers
joined 200 other educators from around the
world to learn how interactive technology
can transform the learning experience.
Bob Roper is a "typical" WWII veteran.
In'1944 he was a "typical" 16-year-old boy.
It was his job to keep all the ground receiv-
ing radio equipment operating for the Far
Eastern Air Force Headquarters. The tropical
atmosphere was hard on radio equipment,
causing a lot of failures and Bob remembers
being kept very busy.
Interested parties seemed to agree in.
principle that a nature park on the 176-
acre parcel on the.north side of the Caloo-
sahatchee River, across from Barron Park,
would be a good thing. However, there
were a number of details to be confronted,

as pointed out by several members of the
Riverbend Estates community.
Caloosa Humane Society Volunteer of the
Year Carolyn Krattiger had been volunteer-
ing with the Caloosa Humane Society since
2001. She gathered supplies, brainstormed
fundraisers, lined up donors as well as do-
nating money herself to the cause that was
so dear to her.
LaBelle and Ortona lost one of its most
colorful and down to earth pioneers. Mar-
vin Williams left a legacy of no nonsense liv-
ing and honest love for his fellow man.
A three-day .marathon event brought
downtown revitalization concepts into bet-
ter focus..Some of these ideas may be im-
plemented almost immediately, some will
take years. Professionals from Glatting Jack-
son, the community planning firm had been
working on LaBelle's plans. LaBelle won
the competition for a Visit Florida grant last
year to get the revitalization process going.
It was a bloody weekend, leaving two
men dead and one hospitalized with critical
injuries while authorities pieced together
clues in two separate incidents. The crimes
took place within a very short space of time
early Saturday morning, Nov. 24. In the first
incident one man was stabbed to death,
and a second suffered a laceration to the
throat. Geronimo Diaz was later arrested
and charged with homicide-manslaughter
and aggravated assault with intent to com-
mit a felony.
In the second incident, four individuals,
Jaquil L. Williams and James Henry (Ty-
rone) Williams, both 18 years old and from
LaBelle, along with two women, sisters Vir-
gen Osorio, age 19 and Josefa Estela Oso-
rio (aka LuLu), age 20, both of Clewiston,
reportedly lured two men into their vehicle
and then transported them to a remote area
where they were robbed and beaten. One
man died in the incident, while the second
man lived to summon help.
December 2007
Sunday, Dec. 2, shots left 24-year-old
Tyrone Maurice Love dead at the corner
of Martin Luther King Blvd. and Suwannee
Ave. at about 9:54 p.m. Authorities contin-
ued to investigate the incident. It was the
fifth homicide in Hendry County in 2007. Ar-
rests had been made in the previous four.
The American Cancer Society cut the rib-
bon on a new resource center here in La-
Belle Nov. 29 at the United Way House, 117
Fort Thompson Ave., with a short ceremony
and an open house.
For the first time in the agency's history,
the South Florida Water Management Dis-
trict (SFWMD) declared an extreme District-
wide water shortage, directly affecting more
than five million South Florida residents'and
thousands of farms and businesses.
Area firefighters responded to two house
call fires Friday morning, Dec. 21, almost di-
rectly across the street from each other in
Pioneer Plantation. A single wide trailer at
3505 Homestead Ave. in Pioneer Plantation
was the first to be called in. While enroute
to the trailer fire, Assistant Fire Chief Ray-
mond Timms observed the second fire, at
a cinder block home located at 1200 Home-
stead Ave. Both homes were fully involved
and were classified as "suspicious."


Pre-k teachers seminar planned
Preschool teachers who need to add to
their CEU's, or in service hours or who just
want to have some new ideas to prepare
the children in your care for kindergarten,
come join Darline Pinheiro from Childcare
of Southwest Florida for a fun filled, hands-
on class called "Songs and Finger plays."
You will learn new songs and finger plays
and how to use them as a teaching tool in
the preschool setting. Darline is a masterful,
energetic teacher.who will make presenta-
tions and invite you to join in songs and fin-
ger plays for Infants through pre-K.
Darline has been in the early education
field in southwest Florida for over 17 years.
She has a BA in elementary education and
a Masters Degree in Human Development.
She has taught at FGCU, presented at the
Circles of Care Conference and is a former
director of a pre school program for Child
Care of Southwest Florida. She holds many
certifications irn the early education field.
The training will be held at The United'
Way House, 117 Thompson 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. .IRvo
CEUs are available for an additional $10.'To
register call Darline at (239) 425-1050 or Ar-
lene at (863) 675-8383. Come-join the fun!

You don't have to hurt
Are you angry? Who is really hurting
- the. person you're angry at, or you? We all
deal with hurts arnd ills depression, illness,
abuse (substance or otherwise). A gathering
for a little talk, some question and answer
time, coffee, might help. Checkout "Move
on Into Reality" at Good Shepherd Church
on Tuesday at 6 p.m. No admission, no
pressure, all welcome!

New numbers for
State Attorney's Office
The State Attorney's Office for Hendry
County, Twentieth Judicial Circuit (LaBelle
Office) has a new phone number for anyone
needing to contact the main office number.
The new number is: (863) 612-4920. The new
number for the Hendry County Witness Man-
agement Office number is (863) 612-4921
and the Glades County Witness Management
program 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 At-
torney's office is P.O. Box 387, LaBelle FL
33975 and the office is located at 1045.Pratt
Boulevard, LaBelle.

Adult education classes offered
The LaBelle Adult School will be offer-
ing Substitute teacher class, conversational
Spanish and Conversational Spanish and
Computer/Business classes. Sign up at the
LaBelle Adult School for the new Winter
term. For questions concerning specifics on
Adult Education Classes, please call (863)

AA meeting times announced
AA meetings are planned for Tuesday at
8.p.m. (closed 12 Step Study) and Thursday
8 p.m. (open discussion) at the First Chris-
tian Church, Ford St., LaBelle. We have AA
meetings Wednesday at noon (open Big
Book Study) Friday at 7 p.m. (11th step
Meditation) and Sunday at 7 p.m. (open dis-
cussion) also NA Monday at 8 p.m. (on the
porch) CA Wednesday and Saturday, 8 p.m.
(on the porch) at the Church of the Good
Shepherd, Collingswood & Eucalyptus, Port

Boy Scouts meet
Boy Scout Troop 9 meets every Tuesday
evening from 7-8:30 p.m. at Carlson Memo-,
rial United Methodist Church 310 Campbell
Street in Labelle. Boy Scouts is for boys ages
11-18. Call (863) 983-7719 for more informa-

Cub Scouts meet
Cub Scout Pack 9 meets every Thursday
evening from 6-7 p.m. at Carlson Memorial
United Methodist Church 310 Campbell St.
in Labelle. Cub Scouts is for boys from first
to fifth grade. Call (863) 983-7719 for more

Safety information
for the elderly
"Elder Update" is free to elder Florid-
ians and provides lots of good safety and
preparedness information, (hurricanes,

tornadoes, thunderstorms, etc). Elders can
subscribe by sending their name, business/
organization, street address or P.O. Box
number, city, state, zip, date and signature
to: Elder Update, P.O. Box 6750, Tallahassee,
FL 32314-6750 (Allow 8-10 weeks to receive
the first issue).

Pancake Breakfast
The Ortona Community Association will
hold its first pancake breakfast of the New
Year on Saturday, Jan. 5, from 7-9 a.m. at the
Ortona Community Hall, 3000 Ortona Road
(Highway. 78A). A special invitation is issued
to those planning to take part in the Nature
Walk in the Ortona Cemetery that begins at
10 a.m. that day. The all-you-can-eat break-
fast includes sausage, pancakes juice and
coffee for $4.

Veterans of WW II sought
If you served in the military and partici-
pated in the landing at Normandy and/or
contributed to the liberation of France, dur-
ing the period June 6, 1944-May 8, 1945,
please contact the Hendry County Veteran
Service Office in LaBelle: (863) 675-5250 or
in Clewiston: (863) 983-1491.

BINGO night open
at American Legion'
Monday night Bingo is back at the Ameri-
can Legion Hall on West Hickpoochie Ave-
nue. Early Bird Bingo starts at 6:30 p.m. and
regular bingo begins at 7 p.m.
All night packages start at $15. The games
are open to anyone in a non-smoking atmo-
sphere. Where else can you have so much
fun shouting, "B-I-N-G-O?"

Alcoholics Anonymous
meetings scheduled
AL-ANON, meets every Thursday, at 8
p.m., at First Christian Church on Ford St.

Newspaper welcomes
community news
Publicize special events in the Caloosa
Belle. Email community news to cbnews@ and post your news online at

(CROP Advisor). Later that day Ms. Carter
delivered everything to the Salvation Army
- two bins of food, many plastic bags full
of canned goods, and the money collected.
Both CROP and the Science Club members
are grateful for the generosity of the LaBelle
Middle School community!

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Continued From Page 6

Calvin David Whidden
Calvin David Whidden, 78, of Lakeport,
died Dec. 30, in Fort Pierce. He was born
Feb. 15, 1929 in Moore Haven, the son of
John H. and Emma (Williams) Whidden.
He served during Korean War in the Army.
Calvin was a lifelong resident of Lakeport
and worked as a commercial fisherman.
Survivors include his wife,Audrey(Taylor)
Whidden of Moore Haven; sons, David (Lin-
da) Whidden of Moore Haven, Johnny (Jan)
Whidden of Live Oak, Bret (Dena) Whidden
of Moore Haven; daughters, Page (Mike)
McCutcheon of Boca Raton, Holly (Stuart)
Whiddon of Lakeport, Gail (Darrell) Hen-
derson of Moore Haven, eleven grandchil-
dren; five great-grandchildren.
Graveside funeral services were held
Wednesday, Jan. 2, at 10:00 a.m., at Ortona
Cemetery with Reverend Earl Cline officiat-
All arrangements were under the direc-
tion ofAkin-Davis Funeral Home,Clewiston.

Jerry William Wilkins
Jerry William Wilkins, 56, of LaBelle,
died Dec. 24, at his home in LaBelle. He
was born Feb.10, 1951 in Miami. Jerry has
lived in LaBelle twenty-six years. He loved
to fish, hunt and ride his
Harley. He was a great
husband, father, brother
and friend. He never had
a bad word to say about
anybody. He had an old
soul for a young body. A .
anybody would tell you, he.
had a very large heart and
he would give the shirt off Jerry William
his back to help a friend. Wilkins
He was preceded in
death by his mother, Delores Dyson; step-
dad, Ted Newton; father, Mansol Wilkins;
brother, Ronnie and sister, Connie. He is
survived by his wife of twenty-six years, Jan
Wilkins; daughters, Amber and Autumn;
brother, Wayne Wilkins (Julie), ten nieces
and nephews and a very large extended
family. He will surely be missed.
A memorial service was held Friday, Dec.
28, at LaBelle Assembly of God with Rever-
end Clifford Avery officiating. Memorial do-
nations can be made to LaBelle Assembly of
God, P.O. Box 323, LaBelle, FL 33975.
. All arrangements were under the direc-
tion of Akin-Davis Funeral Home, LaBelle.

Georgia Southern

University Dean's

List Fall 2007

Georgia Southern University students
from your area have been named to the
Dean's List for the Fall 2007 term. To be
eligible for the Dean's List, a student must
have at least a 3.50 g.p.a., and carry a mini-
mum of 12 credit hours for the semester.
Blake M. Basquin, a sophomore at Georgia
Southern has made the Dean's List. He is a
Pre-Business student in LaBelle.

LMS students

reach out to help

the two weeks be-
fore their Christmas
break, two groups at
LMS joined together
to conduct a canned
food "drive. CROP
(College Reach-Out
Program) teamed
with the Science Club
to conduct this ef-
fort, which was done LaBelleMiddleSchool
to benefit the Salva-
tion Army of LaBelle. The CROP members
decorated containers which they placed
around the campus one by the bus gate
every morning, one for the cafeteria, one in
the office and one in the teacher resource
room. In addition, the members decorated
"loose change" buckets, one of which they
placed in the media center and the other
was used at the parent pick-up area in the
The Science Club sponsored the LMS
dance on Friday, Dec. 14, and students could
bring canned food for reduced entrance for
the dance. Cost for the dance was $7; how-
ever, any student bringing two cans of food
could get into the dance for only $5. The
students enthusiastically embraced the re-
duced cost option and brought many cans!
On Tuesday before their break, a group
of CROP .members gathered the containers
arid prepared everything for delivery. They
loaded up bins and bags of the canned
food, as well as a bin of donated candy
canes, and packed it all into Ms. Carter's car

12 Caloosa Belle, Thursday, January 3, 2008

SkyTalk Satellite plans grand opening

By Patty Brant
Caloosa Belle
Confused by all the satellite
Mike and Meadow Hetland of
SkyTalk Satellite and Home The-
ater LLC realize how confusing
it all can be. They are authorized
dealers for Dish Network and Di-
recTV satellite television provid-
ers as well as for WildBlue and
HughesNet satellite internet pro-
viders and know just how to in-
crease your confidence level with
your new satellite system.
Don't know the difference
between DirecTV and Dish Net-
work?.Mike'and Meadow can'talk
you through a selection.
Looking for high-speed inter-
net but don't know your Wild-
Blue from your HughesNet?
Satellite internet only requires a
modem to be installed along with
a separate satellite dish and, be-
cause satellite does not use the
phone line like other internet pro-
viders, users won't miss any calls.
Many users are also happy with
the fact that the internet is always
"on" with these satellite provid-
ers as long as your computer is
on. WildBlue and HughesNet are
very popular in areas where DSL
or other forms of high-speed in-,
ternet access are not available.
SkyTalk can set you up with
a computer network within your
home using a router that wireless-
ly connects multiple computers
to your internet service provider.
They also do custom work like
installing home theaters mount-
ing flat panel TVs, running wiring
and speakers. SkyTalk will always
take the time to make sure the
.customer fully understands their
new equipment and how to use
it. All you have to do is enjoy.
Mike has been doing this type
of work for two and a half years,
starting off as a HughesNet tech-
nician before he and Meadow de-
cided to become dealers.
As a professional, Mike said
he hears a lot of baseless rumors
"about satellite service. Miscon-
ception #1: Cable wants you to
think that your satellite will fre-
quently lose signal due to "rain
fade." ,He said sloppy installation
can result in losing signals during
bad weather, but SkyTalk's top
notch installation provides reli.
able service, even during adverse
weather conditions. -Mike even
won an award for the quality of
his installations.
- Another misconception he
hears is that one satellite dish can,
handle both TV and internet con-
nections. Each requires its own
dish, he said, because a television
dish only receives signals, while
an internet dish both receives and
transmits signals.
Mike wants folks to understand
that it's always better to buy from

a local dealer than directly from
a large company. Service makes
the difference, he pointed out.
Your local dealer has a vested
interest in making the customer
happy. You're not just a number
I .- i "

to the local dealer his livelihood
depends on customer satisfac-
SkyTalk has a large service
area from Tampa to the Naples
area, including Fort Myers, Se-

Caloosa Belle/Patty Brant
Meadow and Mike Hetland of SkyTalk Satellite are building
their business on service and reliability. Come to their grand
opening Jan. 5.from 11-2 and take a chance on winning this
new Samsung 42" HD flat screen television.

Patrick H. Guadiz, M.D.
Board Certified in Family Practice
Former Chief Resident of the University of Massachusetts
Complete Primary Care for Your Family
Accepting New Patients
Serving Two Locations

863-675-2148 239-369-2154
920 Cowboy Way LaBelle 1530 Lee Blvd Suite 1800 Lehigh

bring, Okeechobee and the Clew-
iston area. You can call toll free
- 1-866-639-8754 or 675-8754
SkyTalk invites the community
to its grand opening on Saturday,
Jan. 5, from 11 a.m. till 2 p.m.
Enjoy some great barbecue and
maybe even win a 42" Samsung
HD DL'P television.
SkyTalk is located in the Pyra-
mid Computer office, located
between Main and Bridge Street,
just north of Langford Ford. The
office is open from 9-5.


Now Open
813 E. Hickpoochee Ste#500
LaBelle, FL 33935

Riverdale Dental Associates

RO. BOX 2157

863-675-1155 FAX 863-675-9265





Meet Ruben Ruiz (center)
Goodyear Retail
Store Manager


I An front whees makJng all
S adjstmn required to maximize
vehicle handling and ride
Measures rear alignment angles to
ensure cnroril to rort wheels
I Inspect steering and suspension
components "
MoI t solliclI -Nio oter (incounto
apply. Additional charges for shop '
I' supplies, up to 7% or S20 maximum,
I may be added. Offer valid at
partlclpating relaile Ithrough

7000 sq tt. +/- tenced building at
621 S. Bridge St. Zoned B-2.
Most recently used as automo-
tive repair. Many other uses per-
mitted- under current zoning.
Interior office plus loft storage.
Clean and neat inside and out. 3
large overhead doors, 3 phase
200 amp electric, city water and
sewer. Corner lot with building"
access from 2 streets. Some auto
repair equipment available by
separate negotiation. $650,000
Show Place Rental. Fully Renovated Duplex. New kitchen cabinets,
New bathroom vanity, Ceramic tile through out. 2BR/1BA. 460
Bryan Ave. $750 per month. No smokers or pets please.
2BR/2BA with fenced yard and large shade tree on Sena Court. No
smokers or pets please. REDUCED to $550 per month

Meet Ismoel (left)
General Services
Meet Jose (right)
Service Tech

$ $1999
I -Installation extra
1 *Free shock or strut
S inspection/estimate

I Mosl vohilo. Oscount off regular
dprico- NO othor dIscounts apply.
Addtional charges forshop supplies,
Sup to 7% or $20 maximum, ay be
P added. Offer valid nt partlcpating
retailers through. ,


on beautiful
2,700+ sq.ft.
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.

Store on busy
corner. Full
kitchen, with
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.

Mobile home park
with 18 rentals, W -
Park Store and Laundry,. just off
Cowboy Way. Well maintained
park-like setting, fenced, picnic
tables. Come take a look!

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