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Creator: Caloosa Belle
Publisher: Independent Newspapers of Florida
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Place of Publication: LaBelle Fla
Publication Date: January 10, 2008
Copyright Date: 2008
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Clubs and

Relay for Life
meeting planned
Relay for Life of LaBelle
Committee meeting will be
held on Jan. 15, at the Dallas
Townsend Agricultural Cen-
ter, 1085 Pratt Blvd., LaBelle,
at 6 p.m. Team Captain Meet-
ing will start at 7 p.m.

LaBelle Nature
Trail Cleanup
The Hendry/LaBelle Recre-
ation Board and Coalition for
Eco-Recreation would like to
invite community organiza-
tions, youth groups, and indi-
viduals to a two-hour LaBelle
Nature Park Trail Clean Up
on Saturday, Jan. 12, from 8
a.m. to 10 a.m. They will ben
clearing debris from the trail
leading to the Big Oak in the
center of the park and mulch
trails on the north side of the
park. Hats, gloves, long pants,
and sturdy shoes are recom-
mended. Participants are en-
couraged to bring their own
rakes, wheel barrows and
-shovels. Water will be pro-
vided. The Park is located at
Hardee Street and Frasier on
the Caloosahatchee River in
LaBelle. For directions and in-
formation: http://www.label-, Call Marga-
ret England at (863) 674-0695
for information.

Get informed at
Speaker's Corner
Every Wednesday at 7 p.m.
at Barron Park, the public is
invited to Speaker's Corner,
the place to speak your mind,
voice your concerns and find
answers in an entertaining
and informative setting. Musi-
cians are invited to come and
jam with Will and the The Al-
leycats. 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
invited to "sound off" and
speak your truth. There are
three simple rules.
1. You cannot evoke a riot.
2. You cannot take money.
3. You cannot insult the
Moderated by Brenda L.
Goodwin, the first topic of
discussion affects our home
and property rights: the pro-
posed Constitutional Amend-
ment 1.
Members from the proper-
ty appraiser's office have been
invited to participate. Come
early, create a discourse with
our elected officials for need-
ed answers.
Speaker's Corner, is a gath-
ering of concerned citizens of
Hendry and adjoining coun-
ties focusing on local, state
and national issues. We, the
people are required to hold
our elected officials to the sa-
cred oath of their office. Don't
forget: Speaker's Corner, ev-
ery Wednesday, 7 p.m. at Bar-
ron Park,

See Page 2 for information about
how to contact the newspaper.

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Freeze: Farmers dodge bullet

By Patty Brant
Caloosa Belle
"We were just on the right
side of bad." That was how
County Extension Agent Gene
McAvoy summed up agricul-
ture's status Thursday morning,
Jan. 3, after farmers and grow-
ers spent a long night working to
diminish the effects of freezing
Throughout Hendry County
temperatures bottomed out in
the 30s for several hours, he said,
although nearby Palmdale saw
28 degrees. With the wind pick-
ing up and no frost, the Hendry
County's agricultural community
is breathing a sigh of relief. They
dodged another bullet.

More hardy citrus trees fared
well, but growers of sensitive
vegetable plants may see some
singed foliage. According to Mr.
McAvoy, there could be a 10-15
percent crop yield loss for the
season due to the low tempera-
tures early Thursday morning
and some exposed fruit, espe-
cially tomatoes, peppers, cukes,
squash and beans, may be lost.
Tender flowers on vegetable
plants may have been lost as
Severely cold weather can
be catastrophic for growers be-
cause when it's cold plant roots
stop pulling up water allowing
the wind to desiccate leaves.
Growers use several ways to
help stave off the cold and pro-

tect their valuable crops.
1 They increase the water ta-
ble for one or two days before a
freeze is expected. Water comes
up from the ground at 55 de-
grees, Mr. McAvoy said, and can
modify the temperature in the
fields a few degrees perhaps
just enough to make the differ-
ence between saving and losing
a crop.
2. They can spray the vegeta-
bles with a product called Crop
Guard -which coats the plant,
providing some degree of pro-
tection from the cold.
3 They can cover lower grow-
ing plants cukes, squash, pep-
pers, herbs with a frost cloth -
See Freeze Page 2

Football: Top Honor

Submitted pnotos
Pictured from left: Chris Wills, Julian Keen, Gabriel Puente, Coach Ron Dunbar, Mario
Gonzalez, Blake Barnes and Ben Daley at the South Central All Star Classic game.

Keen named Most Valuable Player
Six LaBelle Cowboys played
together one last time on the
gridiron Dec. 22 in the 9th An-
nual South Central All Star Clas-
sic. When it was over, 6'2", 195
lb. defensive end Julian Keen
walked away with the Defensive
Most Valuable Player award. He
impressed everyone with 11
tackles, one fumble recovery
and two forced fumbles.
Also playing in the Classic
were Cowboys: Ben Daley -
6'3",205 lb. defensive end; Blake
Barnes 6/1", 225 lb. offensive
guard/defensive tackle; Mario
Gonzalez 6'2" 220 lb. line-
backer; Chris Wills- 6'0", 220 lb.
center; and Gabriel Puente 5'9',,
171 lb. running back.
Gabe also played in the 141
Annual Outback Steakhouse
Treasure Coast High School All-
Star Football Game Saturday,4
Dec. 15, at John I. Leonard High
School's new Lancer Stadium
in Greenacres. Teams featured
the top 90-100 players from the
46 high schools in Palm Beach,
Martin, St. Lucie, Okeechobee, Julian Keen earned the Defensive Most Valuable Player
Hendry and Glades counties. award for the South Central All Star football game.

Submitted photo/Gene McAvoy
Farmers in Devil's Garden covered tender basil plants to
withstand expected freezing temperatures last Thursday.
Hendry County grows some 50 percent of the basil con-
sumed in the eastern United States each year, according to
Gene McAvoy, Hendry County Extension Agent.

Crash claims

life of twin

By Patty Brant
Caloosa Belle
The community mourns the
loss of one of "the Kelly twins"
in a traffic crash late Monday-
morning. Twenty-year-old
Meghan Marie Kelly died when
a semi tractor trailer ran the red
light at U.S. 27 and S.R. 29. Her
identical twin sister, Melissa
Anne, was transported to Lee
Memorial Hospital in, critical
condition. According to a family
friend, she was responsive and
breathing on her own Tuesday.
The family was keeping, a vigil
at the hospital.
The twins were on their way

back to Florida Southern Col-
lege when the crash occurred
at 10:50 a.m.
Jan. 7.
to the Florida
Highway Pa-
trol, the Kelly
vehicle, a 1996
Honda, was
eastbound on
S.R. 29, ap- Meghan
proaching the Marie Kelly
of U.S. 27. A Freightliner semi-
tractor trailer driven by 46-year-
See Crash- Page 2

SCF to choose


Committee meeting
every Monday

By Patty Brant
Caloosa Belle
February 22-24 Swamp
Cabbage Festival 2008! The
committee is busy lining up
all the details to make this the
biggest and best festival yet.
The SCF Committee is meeting
every week now till the festival.
Be at LaBelle City Hall Monday

evenings at 6:30 p.m. to partici-
This Monday, Jan. 14, the
committee will chose digni-
taries Pioneer Family, Grand
Marshal and Cattleman of the
Year. If you have nominations,
please make sure you get them
to the LaBelle, Chamber of'
Commerce by then or-bring
them to the meeting. Pioneer
Families should have been in
the area for 50-70 years and
See SCF Page 2

Local artist exhibiting his

work at the Alliance for Arts

Contemporary artist Ray-
mond Hernandez of LaBelle is
currently exhibiting at the Lee
County Alliance for the Arts. In
a double exhibition, "Transmis-
sion," a juried show of com-
munications, and in the mem-
ber's gallery, a one-man show,
"Two and a Half Decades of
Creation." A mini-retrospective
of painting, collages and com-
mercial works from America's
leading companies such as
Estee Lauder, Lancome and
Wamsutta, the exhibit takes
you from his contemporary
flowers of the Eighties and ab-

stract paitings, spiritualism of
the Nineties to his current sur-
realism with a twist.
A graduate of LaBelle High
School, he has returned home
to exhibit for the first time. He
has had exhibitions in New York
City, Dallas and South Beach
Miami. In a recent day view at
Art Royale 07, the Games Peo-
ple Play, this year's theme for
the Alliance's yearly gala fund-
raising event, he displayed his
interactive art instillation "Ray's
Action Painting Arcade" where
the participants become the
artist. It was well received by

all. He is also exhibiting in the
Art in the Office program for
Volusia County Council District
5, in council member Patricia
Northey, Ambassador of the
Arts, Office in Deland, Florida,
Raymond is currently teach-
ing adult contemporary art
classes this season at the Al-
liance. In an attempt to ex-
pand people's ideals of art, his
classes are designed for all, the
experienced and inexperienced
Winter classes: abstract
See Artist Page 2

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Artist Raymond Hernandez with his artwork displayed in Patri-
cia Northey's office in Volusia County.


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matting that comes in huge rolls.
This will save plants from temper-
atures down to 28 degrees
I Mr. McAvoy said the season
has been pretty good to this
point. Tomato prices have been
good this year $16 to $20 a box
as opposed to $6 or $8 per box in
the last few years. He said some
farmers picked only once or twice
during recent seasons, rather than
the two or three.normal pickings
because the price of tomatoes
1was just not worth it. Several local
farmers were on the verge of go-
ihg out of business after a rough

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old.-Kujtim Asllanaj of Jackson-
ville, was southbourid on S 27,
approaching the intersection with
S.R. 29. Mr. Asllanaj failed to stop
for a red traffic signal at the inter-
section. The Kelly vehicle, which
Meghan was driving, entered the
intersection with a green light.
Their car was struck on the left
side by the semi. Both vehicles
were re-directed into the median

Continued From Page 1
have contributed substantially to
the community. The Grand Mar-
shal should be someone who has
worked hard for the community
over the past several years. The
Cattleman of the Year should be
someone who has been benefi-
cial to the LaBelle area's historic
cattle industry.
There are still booths in the
park available, but you'll want to
hurry to reserve a spot.
If you're not well on your way
to planning your float or parade
entry, there's no time like the
present. The theme, "Roots of
Our Past Strengthen Our Future,"
should be a good one for ideas.
So, let's get busy! The parade be-
gins at 10 a.m. Saturday.
Headlining Saturday's enfer-
tainment will be Steep Canyon
Rangers, a Blue Grass band out
of North Carolina. Voted the
International Bluegrass Music
Association's Emerging Artist of
the Year in 2006, the group's title

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period that included two harsh
hurricane seasons that resulted
in losses in the tens of millions
of dollars. A good season has al-
lowed them to regroup, he said.
Ron Hamil, Executive Vice
President and General Manager of
Gulf Citrus Growers Association
said they are thankful citrus also
avoided a major freeze. Growers
took all the precautionary mea-
sures. With temperatures staying
in the upper 20s in the region they
should see no freeze damage.
Mark Colbert of Duda reported
that it was a "close call" but they
did well. Their citrus and sod
were protected by their irrigation
system. The temperature hit 29
degrees for several hours; had it
gone lower the story might have

of U.S. 27 where they came to a
rest sguth of S.R. 29. Mr. Asllanaj
was uninjured. All involved were
-wearing seatbelts at the time of
the crash.
The girls graduated from La-
Belle High School in 2005 where
they excelled at sports and were
members of the National Honor
Society. They were both current-
ly juniors at Florida Southern,
majoring in physical education.
Both had 4.0 averages for the
fall semester. Both were soccer

track "One Dime at a Time" rose
to #1 on Bluegrass Unlimited's
National Bluegrass Survey. In Oc-
tober the Rangers had their debut
performance on the Grand Ole
Opery at the Ryman Auditorium
in Nashville, TN.
The Seminole Tribe is plan-
ning another great rodeo Friday
and Saturday evening and Sunday
afternoon, and the committee is
looking for additional sponsors.
You or your business could spon-
sor a champion belt, an event or
just contribute to the all around
event. What better way to get
your name out in the community
and be a good community sup-
porter all at the same time?
Attention, bikers! Katie from
Full Throttle magazine is whip-
ping up another great motorcycle
event for this year's- festival. IWo
days of great fun including games
and a poker run Sunday to help
fight cancer with the Relay for Life
NASSGRASS lawnmower rac-
ing will be back again on Sunday,
but this year has. moved over to
the old BMX course off Cowboy
Way, by the Sports Park.

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been different. He said Duda does
lease out land to several vegetable
growers but he was unsure how
those growers fared.
To be sure, the agriculture
scene is changing in Florida, with
growers from around SR 7 in Palm
Beach and from the Naples area
shifting to Hendry County and
Immokalee. The value of crops
is also increasing. Agriculture
remains an immense part of the
state's economy. In fact, Mr. McA-
voy said he recently saw statistics
showing that one of every four
semis on the highway is carrying
produce from Florida except dur-
ing the summer season. Hendry
County currently has 79,726 acres
in citrus, 70,000 acres in sugar-
cane and 20,000 acres in veg-

stars at LaBelle High School and
for the Florida Southern Moc-
casins. Meghan was a sopho-
more in athletic eligibility at the
college, having been granted a
medical hardship in 2006 after
an injury. She was a midfielder/
forward. She and Melissa, a de-
fender, helped the Moccasins
compile the best record in the
program's history, 12-7-1.
Their parents are Kevin and
Michele Kelly of LaBelle. The
family has three other grown

Once again, traffic problems
are plaguing the festival. After a
traffic jam on SR 80all the way to
Alva last year, Florida Department
of Transportation is looking for
the SCF to find an alternate parade
route. Shutting down both SR 80
and SR 29 for hours on Saturday
morning has become a consid-
erable problem, one that caused
several accidents last year.
To get things kicked 'off right,
come to the Swamp Cabbage
Queen and Princess Pageant,
Inc. Saturday, Feb 16, at LaBelle
High School Auditorium. The
fun begins'at 7 p.m. Tickets are
$5 each and all proceeds go to
scholarships for contestants.
Fishermen can look forward
to the annual bass tournament
again this year both Saturday
and Sunday
For vendor and parade ap-
plications go to Swamp Cab-
bage or come to the
meetings. Remember, meetings
are every Monday night at city
hall from now till the festival.
Meeting time is 6:30 p.m.

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etables. Hendry farmers grow 50
different kinds of vegetables.
Another boost to Florida agri-
culture has come from an unusu-
al source, Mr. McAvoy said. High
oil prices mean that farmers and
growers have to pay more to run
their machinery, but it also makes
California and Mexican produce
more expensive to ship to the
primary market from Chicago to
New York, making Florida pro-
duce more affordable/
A Florida Gulf Coast University
study commissioned by Gulf Cit-
rus Growers Association on the
future of agriculture in Florida
concluded that the agriculture
industry is strong and will remain
so for the next 50 years.

children. Both their parents
work at LaBelle Elementary
School. Kevin Kelly is the physi-
cal education coach and Michele
is the school nurse. He has been
with the Hendry County School
Board for 31 years, she for 13.
LES Principal Sue Schaeffer
has worked with both parents
for many years and is a good
friend of the family. She said they
have both been very proactive
in the school's Healthy Choices
program, adding that the Kelly's
are a wonderful family and an
asset to the community. She ac-
knowledged that both the twins
had attended LES and were very
hard workers.
According to FHP, Mr. Aslla-
naj was charged with failing to
stop for a red light.

Continued From Page 1
watercolor, Jan. 15; water color
flowers Jan. 22, mask making Feb
5, and abstract acrylic painting,
Feb 9.
Call the Alliance at 239-939-
2787 for registrations and any
additional information or go to, both exhibi-
tions will run through Jan. 13.
The Alliance for the Arts is located
at 10091 McGregor Blvd, Fort My-

Caloosa Belle, Thursday, January 10, 2008

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On January 29, 2008, there will be a Hendry County
Referendum on the Ballot all Registered Voter's will
be eligible to vote on the Referendum.
Shall the board of county commissioners of this
county be authorized to grant, pursuant to s. 3, Art.
VII of the State Constitution, property tax exemp-
tions to new businesses and expansions of existing

El 29 de Enero 2008, Habra un Referendum del
Condado de Hendry en el boleta y todos Votantes
Registrados podran votar en el Referendum.
Autorizaran al tablero de las comisiones del conda-
do de este condado a conceder, conforme a S. 3, arte.
?VII de la constitucion del estado, exenciones de la
contribucion territorial a los nuevos negocios y
extensions de negocios existentes?
Lucretia A. Strickland
Supervisor of Elections
Hendry County, Florida

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Chamber Lighting Contest II

Residential winners
The Greater LaBelle Chamber of Commerce Christmas Lighting Contest residential winners this year are, from left: Best
Decorated Tom Corbitt Sr. and his son, Tom; Best Overall Chris Garcia, Helen Gallegos with grandchildren Austin and
Albert Villa; Best Lighted Michelle and Terry Woods.

Commercial winners
The Greater LaBelle Chamber of Commerce Christmas Lighting Contest commercial winners this year are, from left: rep-
resenting Alico Lee Norman, Glenn Wrisley and Jennifer Grieb took the plaque for Best Overall; and for the City of LaBelle
Regina Williams, Terry Woods and Ray Marin accepted the plaque for Best Lighted.

United Way helps to 'share the warmth'

FORT MYERS -- When the
thermometer edges down to-
ward freezing, as it did early
Thursday morning, there's only
one thing to say: "Baby, it's cold
What if you want to .restore
some warm feelings as'wiiter
takes hold this January? You
could pull on a sweater, huddle
beneath a heavy quilt or turn up
the thermostat.
Or, you could get out your
checkbook and make a dona-
tion to the United Way. By giv-
ing, you'll not only help share
warmth with the needy, but
you'll feel some of that warmth
yourself. It's a good feeling, too.
Many people and organiza-
tions in our community have
already passed on the warmth
through very generous contribu-
tions. As the outside thermom-
eter dips, the United Way ther-
mometer is rising. In fact, it's
getting balmy with 90 percent of
the United Way community cam-
paign met to date. While 90 per-
cent is great, the warmth won't
reach the whole community
until we hit 100 percent! That
is only possible with your help!
After giving, you'll be filled with
a warm feeling even when the
weather outside is frightful.
Over 400 companies and
thousands of individuals have
already given to the United Way
Campaign. So far 15 companies
arid communities have given
over $90,000:

Scott Edmonds, United Way
Campaign Chair, and Chairman
of the Board, CEO and Presi-
dent of Chico's FAS, thanked the
community for the tremendous
generosity thus far in the cam-
paign. "The top contributors'
are vital to the success of our
campaign, but individual dona-
tions are definitely encouraged,
appreciated and needed to help
us make goal and fully fund the
United Way network of partner
agencies and initiatives. We real-
ize our community has been hit
hard this year by the economic
slow down and additionally by
cutbacks in governmental fund-
ing, so the United Way partner
agencies need your help now
more than ever. We are count-
ing on the gracious and enthu-
siastic support from the com-
munity that we have received
in past years. If everyone does
what they can to help, we. will
make our goal and fully fund the
critical human service programs
in our community that help so
many people every day"
Cliff Smith, President of the
United Way of Lee, Hendry and
Glades went on to say, "Our goal
for this campaign is $7,280,330
and we are now at $6,561,000.
This is great for January and
again shows the phenomenal
giving spirit of our community.
However, the final 10 percent of
the campaign is always the most
challenging,,but we have great
confidence in our hard working
volunteers and our generous

All money raised in the United
Way campaign stays in the local
community to help support the
local hbman service network of
partner agencies. This year is the.
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organization's 50th anniversary.
. For more information please
call United Way of Lee, Hendry
and Glades at (239) 433-2000 or
visit .

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The Caloosa Belle would like to
extend "Happy Birthday" wishes to
our readers celebrating birthdays
during the week of Jan. 10-16.
Happy Birthday to:
Jan. 10: John Bruner, Tommy
Reitano, Al Grillo, Mary Risley,
Howell Gaskins, David Heflin, Steve
Roberts, Carmen Reyes, Evelyn Es-
quivel, Joaquin Serrato;
Jan. 11: Opal Cross, Amy
Gayle McCormick, Beth Yeatts, Ja-
son Wilkison, Sonja Curtis, Christy
Lynn Hawkins, Matthew Gaure,
Stephanie Reynolds, Deborah Bal-
lard, Billy Pratko;
Jan. 12: Tracy Rentz, Gene
Tanner, Naomi Fogle, Gladys Mor-
riss, Jennifer Ruble, Carol Grinnell,
Eddie Mott, Robert Higginbotham,
Ryan Higginbotham, Mason Perry;
Jan. 13: Vanita Mae Fallin, Ethel
Allen, F.B. Richardson, Clarence
Lambert, Sr., Ramona Hansen,
Pauline Pena, Jessica Pittman, Nez-
zie Beckworth;
Jan. 14: Lori McClenithan,
Lucy Cochram, Robert Tolar, Tom-
my Cornelison, Wanda Fallin, Daisy
Ireland, Linnie Miller, Jena Hull,
Orvell Howard, Gordon White,
Karen Allen, Dannielle Harn, Lynn

Burrdette, Timothy Miller, Thomas
Jan. 15: VJ. Tucker, Beth
O'Ferrell, Jennifer Patterson, Billie
Joyce Arnold, LaJuana Leon, Isidro
Cantu, James Robert Burgess, Artis
Gunsby, Jr., Leotis C. Troutman,
Troy Richard Smith, Megan Russe,
Shirley Hansen Maurer;
Jan. 16: Randall Hoyl, Barbara
Stinnett, Frank Cardimen, Jesse
Hanshaw, Matthew Yeomans, Jim
Matus, Larry Starr, Roy Henderson,
Debbie Cottom, Levi Long, Don
Belcher, Donna Tull.
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Witches Brew

By Pudge Lehman
For those of you that have
the disposal switch and the light
switch right next to each other
should paint the disposal switch
with red nail polish to tell them
apart quickly and guests will
know too. When using a glue gun
don't use your finger to press stuff
down. Use a cheap chop stick or
a popsicle stick. If you keep a
box of tissues on the bathroom
counter turn it upside down and
punch a pushpin in each corner
of the bottom of the box. Should
the counter get wet the box bot-
tom won't. Place an empty tissue
lot:tsy your ,dryer'to disposeodf

lint and dryer sheets. When it's
full just toss the whole thing. This
is a new one...stick a corn pad on
the bottom of your watch if you
are allergic to metal Might this
.work for heavy sweating on our
'long hot summers?.'

Thank You

Benefit appreciated
Jerry and Jan Wilkins and
their family would like to extend
a heart felt Thank You to every-
one who came out to participate
in the benefit at Barron Park on
Saturday, Dec. 1, 2007. There is
no way we can put into words
what this meant to us. We want
to thank everyone who, helped in
the organization of this event and
all those who helped in the many
different ways needed to "make
this happen"....the people who
handled the cooking, those who
helped serve the delicious food,
the live band that really knows
how to play some great music
and those who sold the raffle tick-
ets and calendars. This list could
just go on and on but to everyone
involved we thank you from the
very bottom of our hearts. You
just don't know how much this
helped us. We truly appreciate it.
Jerry and Jan Wilkins

Special Christmas
Wow! 300 Christmas meals

were distributed to folks in need
this year by members of Ameri-
can Legion Post 130. The Legion
wishes to thank all those who
participated in this annual feast.
As always, a large number of
Santa's helpers made this event
possible, including 61 volunteers
who showed up to help with
preparation and delivery.
The Christmas meal was do-
nated by: American Legion Post
130 LaBelle, Legion Auxiliary Unit
130, Sons of the Legion Squadron
130, Disabled American Veterans
Chapter 144, VFW Post 10100,
Kiwanis Club of LaBelle,. Mel
and Patty Brant, Riverside Realty,
Donna Kane and Heritage Land,
Akin-Davis Funeral Home, DiPofi
Insurance Agency, Inc., Vision
Ace Hardware, Family Eye Care,
Sysco Foods West Coast, Florida
Community Bank, Olde Cypress
Community Bank, First Bank of
Clewiston, Plattner's Dodge La-
Belle, Bruce Hanshaw and Bo
Bill Davis
American Legion Commander,
Post 130

Letters to the Editor

Hold Republicans
Though the Congress has
poor ratings, so does President
Bush and his inept administra-
tion and in all polls the Demo-
crats rate better than Republi-
cans. We have now lost nearly
4,000 young people and over
85,000 wounded one way or
other in Bush's insane Iraq pol-
The national debt under Bush
has risen by four trillion dollars.
That's more than all previous
administrations combined and
this year's budget, will add at
least 800 billion more to it. The
Republicans gave Bush a free
hand to do what he wanted and
must be held accountable in this
next election.
Cal Roemer

Hendry County
It is not vary often you read
about anything good the county
commissioners have said or
done, because people say that is
their job, but I think when they
make the right decision in the
eyes of the people they should
be applauded. As it was at the
meeting of Dec. 11, 2007 when
they heard the case on the re-
quest for re zoning property
on County Rd. 78 W (Which is
mostly residential) to agricultur-
al processing.
It was clear to the commis-
sioners what the people wanted
by the red shirts present, (every-
one apposed to the case wore
red shirts) the room was almost
pure red!
The commissioners pointed
out to Mister Egan that he made
a bad choice in trying to place
this type of business in a resi-
dential area; it was good to see
the commissioners enforce the
code, and stand behind the plan-
ning and zoning board which
had denied the request when it
was presented before them.
Curtis Hardin

Jail is not supposed
to be a fun place to be
Let's stop pampering those
who choose to break the law.
We need work camps for; tini-
mum-security prisons n6t air
conditioned cells. Tents to sleep
in, cots for beds, work for 8
hours, and eat three square
meals a day without any TV. Jail
is supposed to be a punishment
for doing wrong. A work farm
seems to me to be more effec-
tive. To lie around a cell and get
3 meals, TV time and exercise,

time is not much of a punish-
Taxpayers are paying the
bill. We need to be humane
in the prisoner's treatment. At
the same time we must make
their stay unpleasant enough to
where they don't want to come
back. When you break the laws
set for all people you should lose
the right to any privileges other
than needed to stay healthy.
Some people would rather
be in jail than have to support
themselves. We don't need new
jails we need minimum-security
work farms.
Ed Kuntz
Concerned citizen

Property tax
The US Constitution along
with the Florida Constitution
guarantees certain rights, privi-
leges and immunities.
Together, they are the su-
preme law of the land.
On January 29, American
citizens in Florida are invited to
speak out, by voting on a pro-
posed Property Tax Amendment
to .our Florida State Constitution.
Your vote is an example of repre-
sentation by the people, for the
people, and of the people. The
voice of the people is to under-
stand exactly the specific rights
your vote removes and the spe-
cific rights your vote makes into
The Constitution is being re-
quested by the Legislature to be
. Who is the Legislature listen-
ing to?
1. Examine whose voice our
representatives are listening to?
2. Is there .a voice of con-
cerned citizens actively in com-
munication with State Rep-
resentatives expressing local
3. Examine the business de-
velopment plans for the area?
4. Are there any special inter-
est groups or businesses looking
to move into the community?
(The local government of
Hendry County has information
open to the public regarding all
planning and development.)
5. Are you living next to a
proposed del0- drni t?n .'.
(Taxes are increased by spe-
cial assessments for street light-
ing, water systems, city sewer,
bicycle paths, etc.)
6. What is the trend in build-
ing and development in the
county? Why so slow? (Are ma-
jor corporations waiting for this
amendment to. become law?)
7. Is there tax benefit for big

business on a state wide level?
(The homeowner bears the
burden of property taxes as-
sessed at market value or just
Examine the proposed prop-
erty tax amendments.
1. What rights, exemptions
and limitations for the hom-
eowner are being removed or
2. Are there any special con-
cessions or exemptions for busi-
3. Are there special limitations
for non residential and commer-
cial businesses?
4. Is the power of our local
county government being affect-
ed in any way?
The State Legislature is offer-
ing "carrots" to the people. Lib-
erty is priceless?
Concerned citizens get a
copy of the Proposed Property
Tax Amendment from the elec-
tions office and vote responsibly.
For your children's sake,
Brenda L. Goodwin

Thank You
The Salvation Army of LaBelle
would like to thank everyone
involved in the LaBelle Middle
School community students,
parents, teachers and staff for
their generous donations to us
this holiday season. Our orga-
nization fills a need in this area
all year long, but we have expe-
rienced increased requests for
assistance this holiday season.
The bins and bags of canned
goods, the money, and even the
large bunch of candy canes they
brought to us will go a long way
toward helping those less fortu-
nate who need a bit of extra help
during this time of year.
Salvation Army of LaBelle

Resolute in Hendry
Having survived another
Christmas season and welcomed
in'the New Year, I was shocked
back into reality as I overheard
an airport conversation between
a husband and wife. Apparently
the husband was upset that fis-
cal responsibility had not been
exercised and in exasperation he
shouted out, "Christmas! Deck
the HOWLS with credit card re-
ceipts!" This reminded me of a
saying that my fiscally responsi-
ble Mother was quick to suggest.
"One half of knowing what you
want is knowing what you must
give up before you get it."
Ive never been quite sure of
Newton's theory on gravity as it
applied to daily life, but it occurs
to me that it needs to come into
play more and more today where
I see our elected leaders not "fac-

ing up to the gravity of the situa-
tions" eroding public confidence
in their leadership.
Sir Francis Bacon, known as
one of the greatest innovators is
quoted as having said, "He that
will not apply new remedies,
must expect new evils." Applied
to the multitude of evils going un-
attended at all levels of, govern-
ment today, Sir Francis's analysis
is so simplistic and timely as to
be frightening. I won't bore you
with a laundry list of those evils
threatening our very, continuing
existence as a free, moral, self-
sustaining nation, but I'm certain
you know what they are.
As we suffer through the lon-
gest running single sourced elec-
tion process in history, it's not
the crystal ball that is murky;
it's everyone of our futures that
is at stake. I don't know if it's the
format or the ungodly number of
candidates so happy to get away
from Washington and their as-
signed, elected duties, but one
thing is common to all of them. A
capacity for deception, disregard
for the truth, and an unrelenting
high regard for themselves.
Since it is a proven fact that
only mediocre performers are al-
ways at their best, we need to re-
solve that we cannot and will not
settle for mediocre performers.
I, jokingly, from time to time
have used the term "Endocrats"
in referring to all political can-
didates and in answer to ques-
tions as to its meaning; I would
like to give you my definition.
"Endocrats" see themselves
as being like an accredited,
ordained, practitioner, practicing
public proctology in the name of
filling all available voids, satisfy-
ing populist, mutual wants."
Now how does this play out
in the public arena? At the risk
of being, as some of the readers
have said, "Biased and preju-
diced towards elected officials" I
would like to say that even a bro-
ken watch is right at least twice a
day, and communication is not a
lost art! Politicians just don't con-
sider it necessary to the public's
needs, giving substance to that
old adage, "Don't do as I do, just
do as I say."
Having said all of this, I'm
reminded of what Mark Twain
said what the secret of a good
story is, "To have a good begin-
ning and a good ending, and to'
have them as close together as
possible." So, Happy New Year
and God willing and if the creek
doesn't rise, we will survive the
politicians and make 2008 the
first year of the rest of our lives!
T. W. Bill Neville
Hendry County Citizen &

A certain truth in uncertain times

By Dr. Les Morgan
Caloosa Baptist Church
We look around in our world
and can feel uncertainty. The so-
cial moorings that were for so
long a part of American culture
have made major shifts in the
last two decades. If we are hon-
est with ourselves, fear can be
overwhelming as we consider the
political hotbeds throughout our
world. The global warming de-
bate can be confusing as people
with opinions as hot as the poten-
tial escalating thermometer are
ablaze with arguments from op-
posing points of view. Parents and
grandparents alike are stunned by
some reports coming out of the
public education arena. Most are
alarmed by the increased security
threats we are facing as a nation
and wonder if we as Americans
will ever really feel safe again as
we did prior to 9/11.
Where do we turn in uncertain
times? In times like these Psalm
121 brings a message of assur-
ance. Though we in LaBelle do
not live anywhere near any hills,

the word picture portrayed by Da-
vid is seen clearly: "I will lift my
eyes to the hills where does my
help come from? My help comes
from the Lord, the Maker of heav-
en and earth." It is obvious that
the psalmist is looking to a higher
source of strength beyond what
he could find on a human plain.
What was true in David's day
is also true in our day. God is the
One who is faithful despite the
conflicts and inner struggles.
The collection of writings
found in Psalms 120-134 (15 to-
tal) were written over a diverse
period of time. These passages
were arranged in their order af-
ter the Israelis were uprooted by
force from Jerusalem and taken
into the Babylonian exile. These
psalms were sung during the
festivals of Passover, Pentecost
and Tabernacles. The ascents de-
scribed the upward journey out of
Babylon back to Jerusalem. The
city of Jerusalem and its temple
are always described in Scripture
as being "up." We always go up
to the house of the Lord. In the

Mishnah, the rabbis say that the
15 psalms correlate with the fif-
teen steps that lead up to the tem-
ple although there is no Scriptural
support of this position.
Life with God is always an as-
cent never a descent. Yet, the fact
that it is an ascent reminds us that
the walk of faith is indeed a jour-
ney not a destination, a direction
not merely a decision. The pur-
pose of the arrangement for these
15 psalms is designed to commu-
nicate one thing which is certain
- God is near!
When times are uncertain,
God's word is our anchor. When
the future is foggy, God does not
exit. When we are puzzled by
the potential struggles in 20,08,
the Lord is not struggling at all!
His Spirit affirms His presence as
we look to Him as our source. In
the presence of the Lord himself
where he declares, "Lift up your
hands in the sanctuary and praise
the Lord" 134:2).
Again David reminds us of our
stability; "I will lift up my eyes to
the.hills..." The "hills" are Mount

Zion on which sat Jerusalem,
the Temple and its surrounding
mountains. The hills in its plural
usage refer to the majesty of God
revealed in the Bible. God is the
guardian of his people. God is
also "the Maker of heaven and
earth." Not only is He the Creator,
He is the only true God in contrast
to the pagan deities of the ancient
world (Deut 6:4; Ps 124:8; 134:3).
These psalms call us to a life
of assurance and trust. The affir-
mation of our faith is not what we
manufacture, but it is seated in
the validity for Resurrected Christ.
Had He not risen, there would be
no reason to hope in anything,
however, because He did arise,
we have full hope!" Faith looks
up, beyond the limitations of the
self and human resources, and
trusts the heavenly Father who
alone does all things well. Instead
of looking out at our circumstanc-
es in fear, let us look up in faith!
And while you're at it, take
2008 by the throat and excel in
the assurance of God's presence!

Weather Forecast

Weather forecast for Hendry County
from the National Weather Service
LaBelle and surrounding area
Thursday: It will be mostly
sunny with a high near 81. Winds
will be calm from the east be-
tween 5 and 8 mph.
Thursday night: The night
will be partly cloudy with a low
around 59. Winds will be from
the southeast between 3 and 6

Extended Forecast
Friday: There will be a 20
percent chance of showers. The
day will be mostly cloudy with a
high near 81. Winds will be calm
becoming southwest around 6
Friday night: There will be a
20 percent chance of showers. It
will be mostly cloudy with a low
around 58. There will be light and

variable winds.
Saturday: There will be a 30
percent chance of showers. It will
be mostly cloudy with a high near
82. Winds will be south between
3 and 5 mph.
Saturday: There will be a 20
percent chance of showers. It
will be mostly cloudy with a low
around 61.
Sunday: There will be a 30

percent chance of showers. It
will be a mostly cloudy day with
a high near 76.
Sunday night: There will be
a 30 percent chance of show-
ers and thunderstorms. It will be
mostly cloudy with a low around
Monday: The day will be part-
ly sunny with a high near 70.

FWC examines a dead sperm whale

Biologists from the Florida
Fish and Wildlife Conserva-
tion Commission's (FWC) Fish
and Wildlife Research Institute
(FWRI), in a collaborative effort
with partner organizations, ex-
amined a sperm whale carcass
at Fort De Soto Park on Jan. 2.
Preliminary necropsy findings

indicate the whale was emaci-
ated and suffered from chronic
illness. Pending test results may
determine specifics of the dis-
ease. The animal was likely an
older female approximately 30
feet in length.
Sperm whales are present
year-round in deep water, areas

of the Gulf of Mexico. Typically,
healthy sperm whales are not
found near shore. In the past ten
years, three other sperm whales
have stranded themselves on
Florida's west coast.
In addition to the FWC, the
multiple-agency event response
included the National Oceanic

and Atmospheric Administra-
tion (NOAA) Fisheries Service,
Mote Marine Laboratory, The
University of Florida College of
Veterinary Medicine, Fort De
Soto Park, U.S. Coast Guard, the
St. Pete Beach and Treasure Is-
land Police Departments.

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New Year brings some additional

requirements for wildlife owners

The Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission (FWC)
has established new rules for peo-
ple who possess or exhibit wildlife
that recently came into effect or
will become effective at the begin-
ning of 2008.
As of Jan. 1, people licensed to
possess captive wildlife, nonna-
tive venomous reptiles or Reptiles
of Concern must have a Captive
Wildlife Critical Incident and Di-
saster Plan. This plan outlines
how owners or exhibitors should
secure or evacuate their animals
in the event of natural disasters
and critical. incidents. Addition-
ally, people licensed to possess or
exhibit Class I wildlife, nonnative
venomous reptiles or Reptiles of
Concern must report any escape
immediately to the FWC's Division
of Law Enforcement.
Class I wildlife such as lions,
bears, crocodiles, chimpanzees
and rhinoceros are defined as
wildlife posing a significant danger
to people.
"These new rules are for the
protection and welfare of people
and the wildlife," said Capt. Linda
Harrison of FWC's Investigations
Section. We hope to prevent prob-
lems. The requirement of this plan
gives permittees something to

think about. If an escape or natu-
ral disaster should occur, it is bet-
ter to be prepared to adequately
respond to the situation."
Exhibiting wildlife will require
some establishments and private
wildlife owners to pay more. In
2007, the bond for exhibiting ven-
omous reptiles increased from"
$1,000 to $10,000. Effective Feb.
1, people or businesses exhibit-
ing Class I captive wildlife will be
required to provide a surety bond
or a financial responsibility guar-
antee of $10,000 or maintain $2
million in general comprehensive
liability insurance, with $2 million
required per occurrence.
Anyone who possesses a Class
I wildlife permit with limited ex-
ceptions now must have a mini-
mum of 5 acres of property. Ad-
ditionally, facilities housing Class I
captive wildlife cannot be in areas
zoned solely for residential use.
Class II wildlife also can pose
a danger to people. They include
many species of monkeys, bob-
cats, cougars, wolves, coyotes and
caiman. Class II wildlife owners
must now have a minimum of 2V/2
acres. The FWC will require sub-
stantial experience and specific
cage and facility requirements to
be met before it will issue a per-

Nonnative venomous reptiles
are all species of venomous snakes
and lizards that do not occur natu-
rally in Florida. Reptiles of Concern
are the Indian or Burmese python,
African rock python, amethystine
python, reticulated python, green
anaconda and Nile monitor lizard.
People possessing any venomous
reptiles or Reptiles of Concern
must be permitted, paying a fee
of $100 per year. They also must
meet new, stricter caging and facil-
ity requirements.
"Some of these reptile species
pose a threat to human life or
Florida's native species," Harrison
said. "Obviously, venomous rep-
tiles can be hazardous to human
health. Nonnative species, which
have been released into the wild
and thrived, may potentially wreak
havoc on native species, which are
falling prey to them."
People who possess venomous
reptiles are now required to mark
cages and enclosures with a card
stating, "Danger, Venomous Rep-
tile." The card must identify the
reptile, and it also must accompa-
ny the reptile when it is removed
from its cage. A bite or exposure
protocol is required, which pro-
vides the name of-an emergency

contact and information on what
to do should a bite occur.
People who own nonnative
venomous reptiles or Reptiles of
Concern for personal use must
have the animals permanently
identified. Nonnative venom-
ous reptiles must be identified by
photograph or by implantation
of a passive integrated transpon-
der (PIT) tag, also referred to as
a microchip. Reptiles of Concern
must be permanently identified by
implantation of a PIT tag. The PIT
tag number and specimen infor-
mation must be maintained in the
owner's records.
Owners of any nonnative
venomous reptiles or Reptiles of
Concern acquired prior to Jan. 1,
2008, will have until July 1 to meet
the PIT tagging requirement. Any
specimens acquired after Jan. 1
must be permanently identified
when the animal is acquired.
People possessing venomous
reptiles or Reptiles of Concern are
also required to keep records of
changes in inventory, which are a
result of births, deaths, acquisition,
sales or transfers. Records must be
readily available for inspection by
FWC personnel. These records
also must be submitted to the


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Owners plea: Please help find Gracie

Submitted photo
"Gracie" is missing stolen from the LaBelle Animal Control
drop box early Jan. 1. Her owner is anxious for her return. If
you can help please call LaBelle Animal Control at 675-3381.

By Patty Brant
Caloosa Belle
LaBelle Animal Control and an
anxious dog owner are hoping
someone can help them find a
six-year-old bird dog stolen from
the overnight box at the city's
Animal Control Supervisor
Doug Morgan said the owners
were camping on a lease on Duda
property south of LaBelle Dec. 31
when their two English Pointers
a male and a female wandered
off. Apparently, a Duda employ-
ee found the dogs and dropped
them off in the overnight drop
box at the city's kennel some
time that day. City employees had
the holiday off so the box was not
checked uring, that' time,. Tihe
kennel is surrounded by a six-foot
fence and the drop box can be
locked when someone leaves an
animal inside, but the door had
apparently not been locked.
A security video shows what
appears to be a white F250 or
F350 four-door Ford pick up truck
stopped at the drop box at 12:10
a.m. Jan. 1. The newer model
truck has a short wheel base,
.probably gold colored accents

with a row of white lights above
the windshield. A man can be
seen checking out the dogs with
a flashlight, Doug said.
Only the female was taken.
Doug believes that was, because
the male had obviously been neu-
tered. The female had also been,'
spayed and has an identi-chip im-
planted so scanning will reveal the
dog's owner. Doug also points out
that these dogs have never been
hunted they are household pets
- and Gracie would be of no use
to a hunter.
The missing dog is white with
tiny brown speckles on her ears
and inside her legs. She was
wearing a pink reflective collar
which also contained the owner's
information.. .
,Anygne:. with information
about the missing, dog is asked to
call Animal Control at '(863) 675-

Arrest Reports

This column lists arrests,
not convictions, unless oth-
erwise stated. Anyone who
is listed here, and who later
has the charges against them
dropped or is found not
guilty, is welcome to inform
the newspaper. We will con-
firm the information, and
print it.

Jeffrey Wayne Shaw, 39, was
arrested Jan. 6 and charged on an
Okeechobee warrant as a fugitive
from justice in state. D/S George
Elver was arresting officer.
On Jan. 3 a 17-year-old juvenile
was arrested and charged with
burglary of a structure/conve-

Submitted photo/HCSO
Articles used in the cultivation of marijuana were seized as
well as a number of large marijuana plants after county inves-
tigations proved evidence of a grow house operation.

Grow house is

busted in LaBelle

Ronnie Lee announces the search
of a marijuana grow house locat-
ed on Twig Court in LaBelle on
Wednesday afternoon, Jan. 2. The
search was the result of an inves-
tigation conducted by members
of the Hendry County Sheriff's
Office Criminal Investigations Di-
vision in a continuing Marijuana
Eradication Operation.
During a search of the resi-
dence, located on Twig Court in
Port Labelle, seized were numer-
ous large live marijuana plants

and several items of narcotics
paraphernalia used for the grow-
ing and cultivation of marijuana.
These items included marijua-
na grow lights, power transform-
ers, electrical equipment, fertiliz-
ers, water filtration systems and
growing medium.
This is the 27th marijuana
grow house destroyed in Hen-
dry County within the past three
years. Sheriff Lee said this is an
ongoing investigation with pend-
ing arrests to follow.

nyande unarmed without a per-
son inside and larceny between
$300-$1,500. The case goes back
to a Nov. 28, 2007 incident.
Ralph L. Williamson, 33, was
arrested Jan. 2 and charged with
VOP felony or community con-
trol. Jeanette Moore was arresting

Edward Gene Lanier, 36, was
arrested Jan. 5 and charged as a
fugitive from justice in state on a
Glades County warrant for viola-
tion of probation. Jeanette Moore
was arresting officer.
Dedrick Lamar Kelly, 22, was
arrested Jan. 5 and charged with
open continer, resisting arrest/
obstruction without violence,
synthetic narcotic-possession
with intent to sell, manufacture
or deliver, marijuana-possession
with intent to sell, manufacture
or deliver and drugs-possession
of marijuana over 20 grams/con-
trolled substance without a pre-
scription. D/S Larry Preece was
arresting officer.
Bacilio Lara-Morales, 26, was
arrested Jan. 6 and charged with
a non-moving traffic violation-op-
eration of a motor vehicle without
a valid driver's license, possession
of cocaine, possession of mari-
juana under 20 grams, posses-
sion of narcotics equipment and
as a fugitive from justice Failure to
Appear Collier County warrant.
D/S Nathan Kirk was arresting of-
Delilah Latrice Logan, 29, was
arrested and charged with a VOP:
felony or community control.,
Malqueen Powell was arresting
Warren Jason Williams, 22,
was arrested Jan. 2 and charged
with VOP: -felony or controlled
substance. Jeanette Moore was
arresting officer.
Eugene Eugene Hunter, Jr. 56,
was arrested Jan. 1 and charged
on a warrant with FTA: felony of-
fense. D/S Nathan Kirk was arrest-
ing officer.

6 Caloosa Belle, Thursday, January 10, 2008

Time to plan for: 'New year, new you'

Public Relations
Association to meet

FORT MYERS -- The South-
west Florida Chapter of the Flor-
ida Public Relations Association
(FPRA) will hold its monthly lun-
cheon meeting on Tuesday, Jan.
15 at the Broadway Palm Dinner
Theatre, 1380 Colonial Blvd., Fort
Myers. News Media coverage is
welcomed at the meeting.
The program will feature the
Florida Public Relations Associ-

ation's Vice-President and Presi-
dent-Elect, Lanette Hart, APR, of
Jacksonville. Hart's presentation,
"Time Management As A Leader-
ship Function" will focus on time
management skills and setting
priorities. She is the Vice Presi-
dent of Global Marketing and Cor-
porate Affairs for Bank of America
Corporation. She has more than
17 years of experience in various
aspects of corporate communica-
tions, public relations, marketing
communications and journal-
ism. Hart currently serves on the

Florida Diversity Council and the
Black Professionals Group, both
with Bank of America.
Networking begins at 11:30
a.m., followed by the presenta-
tion. Space is limited and reserva-
tions are required.
The cost is $18 for members,
$10 for student members, and
$21 for non-members. Reserva-
tions must be made online at no later than
Wednesday, Jan. 9.
The Florida Public Relations
Association (FPRA) is dedicated

to developing public relations
practitioners who, through ethi-
cal and standardized practices,
enhance the public relations
profession in Florida. The orga-
nization's 15 professional and 13
student chapters provide profes-
sional development, networking
and recognition opportunities to
more than 1,500 professionals
across the state. Established in
1938, FPRA is the nation's oldest
public relations organization. For
more information, visit www.

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SFCC artist series presents Art Garfunkel

AVON PARK -- Join Art Gar-
funkel for an enchanting evening
at South Florida Community
College, Thursday, Jan. 17, 7:30
p.m. Art Garfunkel, of the world
famous Simon and Garfunkel, is
one of the long awaited headlin-
ers of the 2007-08 SFCC Artist
Series held at the SFCC Audito-
rium, Highlands Campus, Avon
Garfunkel just released his
12th solo album, Some En-
chanted Evening. Blessed
with what the New York
Times described as a "beautiful
countertenor," singer Art Gar-
funkel has made an incredible
mark on the music world. He
was originally recognized for his
Grammy-winning, chart-topping
songs and albums with his part-
ner Paul Simon. Their greatest

Art Garfunkel
hits collection which includes
"Mrs. Robinson," "Scarborough
Fair," "The Sound of Silence,"
"The Boxer," and "Bridge Over
Troubled Water," is the biggest

selling album ever by a duo.
Their work earned them the
Grammy "Lifetime Achievement
Award" and induction in the
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
After Simon and Garfunkel
parted ways in 1970, Garfunkel
landed several major film roles,
including Carnal Knowledge,
and he released several solo al-
bums. The late 1980s brought
two new challenges for Garfun-
kel. He published Still Water,
a collection of poetry, in 1989
and also began an amazing trek
across America on foot. Walking
across the United States in 40 in-
stallments, Garfunkel wanted to
slow down, "My goal was to feel
my connection with America."
But the 1980s and 1990s
found Garfunkel doing what
he does best: singing for an

audience. "Taking on the fear
and vulnerability of a live show
keeps you vital," said Garfunkel,
who relishes the opportunity to
perform new and classic mate-
rial for fans around the world.
The performance is co-spon-
sored by Florida Hospital Heart-
land Division.
Tickets range from $31 to $42
and maybe purchased online 24
hours a day, seven days a week,
at by
clicking "Performing Arts." Tick-
ets may also be purchased by
calling the SFCC Box Office at
(863) 784-7178 or by'visiting the
SFCC Box Office located at the
SFCC Auditorium, 600 West Col-
lege Drive, Highlands Campus,
Avon Park, 11:30 a.m. 2:30
p.m., Monday-Friday.

Education and training

Construction train-
ing 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 in
receiving training in this pro-
gram is encouraged to complete
an application and submit it to
any career and service center,
economic development coun-
cil office or the Education Cen-
ter in LaBelle. The next class
is planned to start on Jan. 14,
on Dellwood Terrace in Port
LaBelle. Tuition is provided by
-- thgSWMD 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. Stu-
dents are responsible for their
own transportation. The course
consists of safety, construction
math, employability, hand tools,
power tools, blueprint reading
and training leading to CPR,
first aid and OSHA certification.
Upon successful completion of
the class, students will receive
NCCER (National Center for
Construction Education and Re-
search) certification and a tool
belt with tools to go to work. For
more information call program
.coordinator Sonny Hughes at
(863) 675-6800. The Education
Center is now located at 4930
HWy 29 South.


Lewis Maxwell
Lewis Maxwell "Hutchie"
Hutchinson, 92, died on Jan. 2,
2008. He was born at Brighton
Santa Cruze, Parish of Saint Eliza-
beth in Jamaica on Jan. 3, 1915.
He was the last survivor of a fam-
ily of four children.
He is survived by his wife of
63 years, Gwendolyn Bygrave
Hutchinson; seven nieces; three
nephews; nine grandnieces and
grandnephews; and numerous
other relatives.
Mr. Hutchinson worked at a
boxite company in Jamaica for
15 years before entering the mili-
tary. In 1967 he joined his wife in
New York City. He was trained as
a cook by the White House chef
and was welcomed at the White
House twice during the Regan
Administration. After making a 95
on his test, Mr. Hutchinson got a
job at a large hotel in New York
City. Next he became a chef at
Roosevelt Hospital in New York
City. The Hutchinsons moved to
LaBelle in 1991.
Visitation will be held today,
Jan. 10, from 10 a.m. to noon at
the church, with funeral services
following at noon at the LaBelle
Church of God with Pastor Har-
old Hanks officiating. Interment
followed at Lee Memorial Park in

LeHigh Acres.
Arrangements made by Lee
Memorial Park Funeral Home of'
Fort Myers.

Eunice Clydine
"Jimmie" Johnson
Eunice Clydine "Jimmie" John-
son, 72, of Lehigh Acres, died Jan.
1, 2008 in LaBelle. She was born
April. 20, 1935 in De Soto City.
Her parents were the late Noah
Edward and the late Mary Viola
(Williams) Browning.
She was preceded in death by
her husband, Doyle L. Johnson
and brother, Albert Edward "Bud"
.She is survived by daughters,
Diane (Wayne) Frye of Knoxville,
Iowa, Meleane Martinache of Des
Moines, Iowa; sisters, Thelma
Deese of LaBelle, Mary Hen-
derson of Lehigh Acres, Miriam
Partridge of Okeechobee; grand-
children, Colin Frye, Casey Frye,
. Nicky Martinache; great-grand-
child, Riley Bingham.
Funeral services were held
Saturday, Jan. 5, at Akin-Davis Fu-
neral Home in LaBelle with Rev.
Frank Deerey Jr. officiating.
All arrangements were under
the direction of Akin-Davis Funer-
al Home, LaBelle.

Still time to
make a change
Freedom from Smoking
Classes began 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 until 6:45 p.m. There
is no cost to attend classes and
there is still time to join in.
To pre-register and for more
information contact Valarie
James, (863) 674-4056 ext 128,
Hendry County Tobacco Preven-
tion Specialist. For additional
support please call: Florida Quit-
For-Life Line Tobacco Use'Ceis-
sation Hotline (Toll Free) 1-877-

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 week-

end class. Many Immokalee resi-
dents know Sylvia Mendoza who
will be teaching in both Spanish
and English.' Class completion
and licensure leads to a career
in child care at home or in day
care centers.
Contact Registration at (239)
658-7066 for tuition information
and class times. The Farmwork-
er Jobs and Education Program
will pay tuition and fees for eli-
gible farmworker family mem-
bers. Contact Sylvia Mendoza
and Sandra Posada at (239) 658-
7064 before class to receive tu-
ition help.

Adult education
classes offered
The LaBelle Adult School will
be offering Substitute teacher
class, conversational Spanish
and Conversational Spanish
and Computer/Business class-
es. Sign up at the LaBelle Adult
School for the new Winter term.
For questions concerning specif-
ics on Adult Education Classes,
please call (863) 674-4118.

Florida Tractor Auction
9:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 15: Florida Flywheelers
Grounds, Fort Meade, FL. Consignment auction
of rare and collectible antique tractors, parts and
implements from all manufacturers.
Still consigning: Call today!
Auctioneer: Dennis Polk & Associates
For a complete listing:
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Remember a loved one
who has departed with a special
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commemorate an anniversary of your loved one's birth or passing. You
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The Supervisor of Elections, Lucretia A. Stricldand will be mailing
Sample Ballots to every registered voter. If you do not receive one
please call the Elections office and verify that we have the correct
address on file. We also have Presidential Preference Primary ballots
available for Early Voting and Absentee Voting, Monday through
Saturday beginning January 14, to January 27, 2008. At the .aBelle
Elections Office, 25 E. Hickpochee Ave., daily 9:00 am to 5:00 pm and
the Clewiston Sub-office, 955 W.Sugarland Hwy, daily 8:00 am to 1:00
pm and 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm For more information or to request your
absentee ballot call 983-1592, or 675-5230. The Supervisor will be mail-
ing out Sample Ballots
La Supervisora de Elecciones, Lucretia A. Strickland va a mandar por
correo boletas de ejemplo para todos votantes registrados. Si usted no
recibe una, por favor llame a la oficina de elecci6neg para verificar que
su direccion esta correcta Tambien tenemos boletas de Primaria de
Preferencia Presidencial para votar temprano y votar en ausencia Lunes
a Sabado, empesando el 14 de Enero 2008, hasta el '27 de Enero 2008.
En la oficina de elecciones en LaBelle, 25 E. Hickpochee Ave. diario
de las 9:00am a las 5:00pm y en la oficina de Clewiston, 955 W
Sugarland Hwy de las 8:00 a.m. a la 1:00pm y 2:00pm a las 5:00 p.m.
Para mas information o preguntas para votar en ausencia, por favor
Ilame 983-1592, o 675-5230.
Lucretia A. Strickland
Supervisor of Elections
Hendry County, Florida
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"Baby Girl"

When we think of you in silence and often speak your name
All that's left to answer is your picture in a frame
We close our eyes and try to remember those words we hold so dear,
Oh how we wish and long to hear
Our hearts are full of sadness, our eyes are full of tears,
As we think about the memories, that we have
To hold us through the years
We know you walk beside us and when our life is through
We pray that God will take our hand and lead us straight to you.
So one day at a time is the way we will abide
Until one again we will be walking side by side.

It has been a year since the loss of our daughter. We want to express our sincere gratitude for the
thoughtfulness and all the generosity and support that was showed to us during that difficult time.
When I think back to that time, I remember a small community brought together at a tragic time.
I still to this day can not forget how this small town of LaBelle came together for us in our time
of need. We will never be able to thank each person that helped, and there will never be enough
or the right words to convey how we feel. So to our family, friends, our community, our family at
LaBelle Fire Department, our family at First Bank of Clewiston, teachers at LaBelle Middle
School, and to all.


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Religion News in Brief

Andrade to marry Mills

Private First Class Jhovani
Ruiz Andrade to marry Sonia
Jhovani is a 2003 graduate and
recently graduated from Marine

boot camp on Dec. 21, in Parris
Island, SC. He will leave for MCT
in North Carolina on Jan. 21.
The wedding is planned to
take place at the end of the year.

Come to yard sale
. Come to the yard sale at the
Church of God of Prophecy in
Moore Haven, on the corner of
E St. on Saturdays beginning at
9 a.m. Come and see what you
can carry away for a donation,
this is to help with the church
expenses. For information call
(863) 612-0640 or(863) 983-

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

Come to Cowboy
On Thursday, Jan. 10, the
Cowboy Church of Palmdale
well hold its meeting on the cor-
ner of 5th and Main, at the com-
munity 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 wel-

Wild Horse Ministries
welcomes you
Paul Daly with Wild Horse
Ministries will be at the LaBelle
Rodeo Grounds Thursday, Jan.
10, at 7 p.m. All denominations
are welcome; free admission.
Contact Pastor LW Howard at
(863) 675-0938 or Pastor Mike
McDowell at (863) 673-2765 for

Rummage sale at
Good Shepherd
A rummage sale is set for Satur-
day, Jan. 12, beginning at 8:30 a.m.
at Church of the Good Shepherd.
The church is located at the inter-
section of Collingswood Parkway
and Eucalyptus Drive, just south of
Route 80, in Port LaBelle. A wide
variety of goods, new and old,
large and small, in good condition
and ready to be returned to use-
fulness by you will be available.
Come early for the best selection!

Come to the 'Revival'
A revival is planned beginning
on Jan. 14, services starting at 7
p.m. nightly. Revs. Paul Daniel and
Donnie Lawson from Tennessess
will be preaching the word and
the evenings will be filled with in-
spirational song. The revival will
take place at Larry Suttles Packing
House, 1009 Alachua Street, Im-
For more information, please
call (239) 657-1278.

Fish fry
at St. Joseph's
Come to the fish fry din-
ner sponsored by St. Joseph the
Worker Catholic Church in Moore
Haven, Jan. 18, from 5-6:30 p.m. at
the parish hall. Cost is $7 per din-
ner. Monies received will be used
to purchase food for St. Joseph's
Food Pantry, which serves the
needy families in all of Glades
County. The pantry served 120-160
families this past year, up from 20-

Chicken dinner
The Men of The Good Shepherd
Church and the Holy Name Soci-
ety of Our Lady Queen of Heaven
Church will sponsor a chicken
dinner on Saturday, Jan. 19, at the

Church of The Good Shepherd on
Collingswood Parkway in Port La-
Belle. Cost will be $7.50 (advance
ticket sale) and $8 at the door.
There will be three seatings, 4:30,
5:30 and 6:30 p.m. Call (863) 675-
7058 or (863) 6754899 for tickets
and more information.

Church to host
benefit barbeque
First Christian Church of La-
Belle will host a barbeque dinner
on Sunday, Jan. 20. Starting at 3

p.m., enjoy an afternoon of deli-
cious eating, local singers, and a
display by the South Central Car
Club of 20 cars. Proceeds will
benefit a current building project.
We would love to have everyone
enjoy and evening of Christian
Tickets are $10 and may be
purchased at Oak Realty or at the
church. The church is located
at the .corner of Lee and Ford
Streets. For more information,
please contact Dave Alexander at
(863) 675-0500.

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PIP insurance

required for drivers

Winn to marry Melendy

Mrs: Carol Winn of LaBelle
is pleased to announce the en-
gagement of her son Charles
Bernard Winn of Danville, Ver-
S mont to Amanda Marie Me-
lendy, also of Danville.
Amanda is the daughter of
Bruce and Donna Melendy. She
is a 2007 graduate of Lyndon
State College and is employed
by Vermont Mutual Insurance.

Charlie is a 1996 graduate of
LaBelle High School, a United
States Marine Corps Veteran,
a member of the Vermont Na-
tional Guard, and plans to at-
tend the Vermont State Police
Academy in July. He is currently
employed by Mayo's Glass in St.
Johnsbury, Vermont.
The couple will be married
on Nov. 15, 2008 in Vermont.

ida's no-fault personal injury
protection law resumed Jan.
1, 2008. Florida drivers are re-
quired toi purchase .$10,000 ;'of
personal injury protection (PIP)
which pays for covered health
care bills and lost wages in
case of'an accident regardless
of fault. The original legislation
expired on Oct. 1, 2007 and was
reenacted during an October
Legislative Special Session.
If a policyholder fails to
maintain PIP coverage, the
State of Florida may suspend
the policyholder's driver license
and vehicle registration. Driv-
ers are encouraged to contact
their insurance company to en-
sure this coverage is in effect on
each vehicle.
Visit the PIP No-Fault Re-

form website (http://www. for
additional information on PIP

March 1,2008 will end the exemption filing period for the 2008 tax year. Applications
for Tax Exemptions can be made in the Property Appraiser's Office in the
Courthouse, third floor in LaBelle during the office hours (8:30 a.m. till 5:00 p.m.)
Monday thru Friday and at the Clewiston sub-office at 939 W. Sugarland Hwy, (in
the old K-Mart building) during office hours (8:30 a.m. till 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m till
5:00 p.m.) Monday thru Friday.

1. Homestead Exemption.................. $25,000.00
2. Disabled Veteran's Exemption .............. $500.00
3. Widow or Widower's Exemption ............. $500.00
4. Non-Veteran Disability .................... $500.00
5. AdditionalExemption 65 years of Age or Older... $25,000.00
(documentation required)
6. Agriculture Classification

Homestead exemptions and Agricultural Classification (greenbelt exemp-
tion) are NOT transferable. New applications must be filed in the event if
any changes or deed transfers.
1. Florida Driver's License
2. Florida Vehicle Registration
3. Hendry County Voter Registration OR recorded Declaration of Domicile
4. Social Security Number
If making an application for Homestead Exemption for the first time and you live in
a Mobile Home, bring a copy of your mobile title or registration in order to purchase
the permanent "RP LICENSE.

For those handicapped persons that are unable to come to the Courthouse, please
call and arrangements will be made for you to make an application for
Homestead Exemption and other exemptions


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8 Caloosa Belle, Thursday, January 10, 2008

Walk with Lucy's Angels

Lucy's Angels for Breast Can-
cer Care, Inc., is putting together
a "Bosom Buddies Walkathon."
for Saturday, Jan. 26. Line up to
walk at the Barron Park at 8:30
a.m. and begin walking at 9 a.m.
They will walk along the river
from the park for 3 miles and
end back in the park. Beginning
at 11 a.m. in the park they will
have food, music, vendors and
so on.
Registration cost is $15/per-




Department of Health recognizes
January as Cervical Health Aware-
ness Month, a time to educate, en-
courage and empower women to
visit their healthcare provider for as-
sistance in avoiding this cancer.
"Cervical cancer is now largely
preventable and treatable with
timely interventions such as regular
Pap smears and following healthy
life practices," said Susan Fleming,
RN, BSN, MPA, DOH Cancer Pro-
gram Administrator. ,
Approximately 99 percent of
cervical cancer is attributed to a
virus known as Human papilloma-
virus (HPV). The virus is spread-
through sexual contact, and wom-
en can be unaware of infection. A
woman can best protect herself
from cervical cancer by limiting
her number of sexual partners, not
smoking, having regular Pap test-
ing, and promptly following up on
any abnormal Pap test results.
The American Cancer Society
reports that between 60 and 80
percent of American women with
newly diagnosed invasive (more se-
rious) cervical cancer have not had
a Pap test in the past five years and
may have never had one. Groups
lacking in regular checkups in-
clude older women, the uninsured,
ethnic minorities, (especially Lati-
nas, African Americans and Asian
Americans), and poor women,
particularly those in rural areas. In
Florida during 2005, approximately
833 cases of newly diagnosed cer-
vical cancers were reported to the
statewide cancer registry and 293
women died as a result of cervical
The following are facts about
the Pap test:
A Pap test can find early cell
changes in the cervix before these
changes turn into cervical cancer.
Abnormal cells in the cervix and
cervical cancer do not always cause
symptoms, especially at the onset,
so early detection is important.
Females should start getting
regular Pap tests about three years
after they begin sexual activity.
All women should have a Pap
test by age 21, regardless of sexual
The Florida Department of
Health's Breast and Cervical Can-
cer Early Detection Program is
available statewide. .This program
provides assistance to women ages
50 to 64, who are uninsured and
are at or below 200 percent of the
federal poverty level.
By offering information and sup-
port, as well as the critical screen-
ing services that women need, the
program has helped to remove bar-
riers that prevent women from get-
ting screened. Since its inception,
over 30,000 women have received
Pap tests through this program.
There are 16 sites in Florida that
serve all 67 counties.
DOH. promotes, protects and
improves the health of all people
in Florida. For more information
about DOH programs, visit www. For more informa-
tion about the Breast and Cervical
Cancer Early Detection program,
call 800-451-2229 or visit www.doh. To learn more
about cervical cancer, visit the Cen-
ters for Disease Control and Preven-
tion web site at, the
American Cancer Society at www.
asp, the National Cancer Institute
at pr the Agency
for Healthcare Research and Qual-
ity at For detailed
statistics, visit Florida's Community
Health Assessment Resource Tool
Set web page (CHARTS) at www. and search for
cervical cancer.

Public Issues

An open forum in which issues
of the day are debated some-
times vigorously.

son, or $25 if someone signs up
with a "buddy." Late registra-
tion tentatively begins Monday,
Jan. 14. Late registration will
cost $20/person. All money will
go to Lucy's Angels, a not for
profit, volunteer organization
that provides money for women
and men of Hendry or, Glades
County, who demonstrate fi-
nancial need, so that they may
receive mammograms through
the Family Health Center.

863 675 4550
n 281 S. Bridge Streeti laBelle
Rodney Murray & Seth Howard
lSic. Real state Brokers
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3BR/2BA home built in 2005. On large
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19 acre orange grove. Located in
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40 acre orange grove. Located in
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Caloosa Belle, Thursday, January 10, 2008

Citrus industry dodges cold weather bullet

LAKELAND -- The Florida cit-
rus industry dodged a bullet early
Thursday, Jan. 3, morning as low
temperatures across the state
failed to cause significant dam-
age to the crop.
There may be isolated areas
that have minor fruit damage,
however, temperatures did not
dip low enough for long enough

duration to create substantial
"This is good news for grow-
ers, good news for consumers
and good news for the state of
Florida," said Michael W. Sparks,
executive vice president/CEO of
Florida Citrus Mutual. "Mother
Nature cut us a break this time
and now we can continue to

Top consumer complaints
TALLAHASSEE-Florida Ag- violated the law in 2007.
riculture and Consumer Services Consumers can pay a fee of
Commissioner Charles H. Bron- $10 with a $5 annual renewal
son has announced that violations fee to have their home telephone
of Florida's Do Not Call law once numbers placed on the list and
again lead the list of written corn- avoid unwanted sales calls. The
plaints filed with the department fee is used only to administer the
in 2007. However, the number program. The types of calls that
of complaints dropped by more are exempt from the list can be
than 500 from the previous year. found at http://www.800helpfla.
Mr. Bronson releases the list com/nosales.html.
of top ten complaints each year Travel/vacation plans ranked
so people will have a better idea second on the top ten list with
of the types of consumer issues. 2,494 written complaints, a drop
and crimes that are impacting the of more than 1,300 complaints
state and can take steps to protect over 2006. There were 1,960
themselves. The department is complaints about communica-
the clearinghouse for consumer tion issues, motor vehicle repair
complaints in Florida, regulating problems generated 1,664 com-
11 industries from travel to tele- plaints, credit/banking had 1,623
marketing, and mediating corn- complaints and there were 1,259
plaints against unregulated busi- complaints about construction
nesses. problems, all ten categories re-
"We have been able to assist ceiving fewer complaints than the
a lot of people who were victims previous year.
of unfair and deceptive business "I hope the reduction in the
practices," Mr. Bronson said. number of complaints ,means
"But it is always better to educate people are becoming savvier
people about their rights and re- about consumer issues and not
sponsibilities as consumers so allowing themselves to fall prey
they won't be targeted in the first to shoddy business practices,"
place." Bronson said.
More than 25 thousand corn- Rounding out the top 10 list
plaints were filed with the de- of written complaint categories
partment in calendar year 2007 are: motor vehicle sales/accesso-
and the department was able to ries with 1,214 complaints, other
recover nearly 4.7 million dollars telemarketing calls with 1,104
for consumers. complaints, electronic equip-
As in previous years, the larg- ment with 754 complaints and
est number of complaints in- landlord/tenant issues with 746
volved violations of Florida's "Do complaints.
Not Call" program which prohib- Bronson urges consumers to
its most telemarketing calls to contact the Department's Con-
people who are on the list. There sumer Hotline at 1-800-HELP
were 4,223 complaints in 2007 FLA (1-800-435-7352) or 1-800 FL
compared to 4,782 in 2006. Bron- AYUDA (1-800-352-9832) to regis-
son says it may be that businesses ter any complaints but also to find
are starting to recognize that the out the complaint history against
department aggressively pursues a company before conducting any
violators with fines and are pay- business. Consumers can also file
ing more attention to the list. The complaints online by visiting the
department'collected $252,500 in Division of Consumer Services
fines against telemarketers who website at

Consumers need to get credit reports
TALLAHASSEE Attorney Major incidents in 2007 included
General Bill McCollum issued a a breach at TJX Companies, Inc.
consumer advisory encouraging that compromised millions of
Floridians to make a New Years personal records, lost data disks
resolution to get their free annual with bank account numbers in
credit report at the only official Britain, a hacker attack of a U.S.-
source for free annual reports, based online broker's database
http://www.annualcreditreport. and a scam that unveiled resume
corn. The website works in con- contact information from a U.S.
junction with Equifax, Experian online jobs site. Under a June
and TransUnion, the three na- agreement negotiated by Attorney
tional credit reporting, compa- General McCollum, TJX agreed to
nies. Because identity theft is a provide an additional notice to
significant problem threatening consumers who were affected
Florida, many citizens seek credit by an earlier data breach. TJX is
reports to monitor their personal the parent company of TJ Maxx,
information and ensure that they Marshalls, AJ Wright and Home-
have not been unknowingly vic- Goods stores.
timized by identity theft. The Attorney General also
Identity theft often wreaks sig- warned that many of the free
nificant havoc long before victims credit report offers available on-
are aware of the crime. By the line are often far. from being free
time they realize they have been of charge. Numerous websites
victimized, their finances, their offer free credit reports or credit
credit scores and their reputa- scores that are tied to offers of
tions are almost, always seriously credit monitoring and/or other
impacted, said Attorney General services. These offers often re-
McCollum. "With reports of data quire payment and the consumer
thefts on the rise, I encourage is usually unaware that he or she
all Floridians to regularly review is paying for a service. Addition-
their credit reports and bank and ally, many websites offer trial
credit card statements carefully to memberships that require con-
detect fraudulent charges or ac- sumers to cancel within 30 days
counts., or they will be charged a monthly
Consumers have the option fee. Should consumers choose to
of ordering one comprehensive enroll in a credit monitoring ser-
report or one report from each vice, the Attorney General recom-
company, although authorities mends documenting telephone
recommend spacing the reports calls when canceling subscrip-
out every four months. Reports tions and follow up in writing
are also available by phone at 1- when they choose to cancel.
877-322-8228. Consumers, with complaints
Last year, the loss or theft of about a credit reporting service
personal data such as credit card may call'the Attorney General's.
and Social Security numbers Fraud Hotline at 1-866-9-NO-
soared to unprecedented levels. SCAM (1-866-966-7226).

The Hendry County Canvassing Board will con-
vene on January 25, at 4:00 pm, 28th at 5:00 pm
and 29th at 6:00 pm at the office of the Supervisor
of Elections, Courthouse Complex, Annex Bldg.,
LaBelle, Hendry County, Florida for the purpose of
Canvassing Absentee Ballots and votes cast in the
Presidential Preference Primary Election.

El Hendry Condado Junta de Escrutinio encontrar
a 4:00 PM., 25th de Enero, 28th a 5:00 pmy 29th a
6:00 pm en la lugar dentro de oficina de'
Supervisor de Elecciones, Courthouse Complex,
LaBelle, Condado de Hendry, por la objecto escru-
tinio Balotas de Votante Ausente por de las
Primaria de Preferencia Presidencial.

Lucretia A. Strickland
Supervisor of Elections

produce the quality citrus crop
Florida is known for."
"As reports come in, we fully
expect to hear about pockets of
fruit damage but as a whole the
industry came through this in

good shape."
According to grower reports,
Arcadia reached 27 degrees,
Wauchula hit 28 degrees, Sebring
came in at 29 degrees and Vero
Beach dipped to 33 degrees.


180 N Bridge St. LaBelle, FL

Donna Kane, Broker, Associates: Trisha Arnold, Denise Walker, Beverly Curtis,
Patty Walker, Wayne Simmons, Frani Williams, Charlene Bowen

4/2'02 doublewide M/H, on 9.54 ac w/stocked pond.
Wooden fence, family room, & wood burning fire-
place. $399,000
"97 3/2 Palm Harbor ItSOLDL.. $299,900
Hushed privacy & huge Staghorn ferns grace the
oaks on this 5 ac. 3/2 partially furnished M/H, double
wrap insulation on walls, insulated galvalume roof,
large front porch, & over 1000 ft of wood decking are
a few of the upgraded features. w/a little TLC the
other M/H could easily be a rental/guest home. One
of the prettiest 5 ac in the area. $249,900
3/2 MH w/pond on 5 +/- ac. in Muse. Large master
bath has separate tub & shower. $225,000
5 +/- ac. '872/2 M/H on a paved road, minutes from
LaBelle &.Alva. Completely fenced. $199,900
Spacious 1809 sq.ft* 3/2 on 1 ac. Vaulted ceilings,
breakfast bar, formal living/dining rooms, family
room, & large master suite w/enormous tub.
Fully furnished 2/2 mobile home on cleared & land-
scaped 2.5 ac. Barn, shed, & back deck only a few of
the many added features. $153,500
Newer 3/2 w/beautiful fireplace in family room. Large
kitchen will delight all. Close to schools. $137,500
4/2 M/H on fenced .50 ac. Concrete parking.
Separate laundry room, security windows, & water
softener. $130,000

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* WATERFRONTI 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
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split floor plan, vaulted ceilings, large master bath and'
many more features. Priced to sell! $190,000.
* This livable, loveable 3B/1B CBS home with 4th bed-
room/office in LaBelle limits. Features include walk-in
closet, newer air conditioner, fenced backyard, irrigation
and a front deck to die for. Only $190,000.
* REDUCED! The Price is Right!... You could be the
proud new owner of this 3BR/2B CBS home. Features
include vaulted ceilings, split floor plan, large master
suite, 2 cargarage, and much, much more! This showcase
can be yours for only $175,000
* The Eliminator! Strike out the high prices. Take control
with the affordability of this amazing 3BR/2B home.
Remodeled kitchen and wonderful screened lanai on the
greenbelt. Seize your chance at only $127,500
* Bank foreclosure! This 3BR/2B home in Port LaBelle is
only 2 yrs old and tl.8OIbD!i! for a quick sale
at only $124,900."
* SHORT SALE! This 3BR/ 2B home is priced for a quick

Riverfront development potential w/1561 ft of
frontage in Ortona. 3+/- ac commercial & 36 +/- ac
residential. On site water/sewer plant currency serv-
icing River Oaks S/D. Owner Financing Available.
Oak hammock, cypress and palmettos grace this
48.07 +/- ac w/ flowing creek. $1,100,000
80+/- ac income producing citrus grove w/microjet
irrigation. Can be 80+split for endless possibilities.
40 +/- ac off well maintained dirt road. Unlimited
potential at $30,000/ac.
43.32 +/- ac of oaks, pines, cypress trees, & pasture.
Well & power on site. $995,000
Manageable oe grove in Ft Denaud off private
road. $850,000.
51 +/- ac in Gerber Groves $11,000/ac.
20 ac of improved pasture w/ oaks, pines & a water-
ing hole. $525,000
20 +/- ac of serenity in a park-like setting located in
Muse. $460,000
20 +/- ac. Backs up to Lykes Brothers, fenced on
three sides. $400,000
18.5 ac located off of Silverlake Rd. $359,000
3 & 4 ac in Pt LaBelle Ranchettes, some w/river
views. $299,000 to $350,000.
20+/- ac in W Muse. $299,900

sale. being sold as-is with right to inspect. With a little bitI
of elbow grease and some imagination you can turn this
into your dream home. $115,000
* Great investment potential! 1BR/1B home on a corner
lot. Homes needs some work... but is priced to sell.
********** MOBILE HOMES **********
* Need more "living" room? 2,152 sq ft of luxurious liv-
ing. This 4BR/2B home on 10+/- acres has it all, from it
spacious family room w/stone fireplace, master suite w/
office, covered porch, and fencing for horses. This one is
a steal @ only $425,000
* Size will surprise you! 2BR/2B home on 10+/- acres is
very well kept and former module home. Features a
warm comfortable living room w/gas fireplace, spacious
kitchen, front & real covered porches. $350,000
* 3BR/2B manufactured home on 4.58+/- acres on Evans
Rd. This property features an additional home site with a
pad, septic and electric. You can live in the existing home
while you build or use it as a rental. Only $195,000
* Nice home, good location, reat price! This 3BR/2B
home is lnd
shopping. M u-t cMfN.e. si.. ndms.
and a screened porch. $153,000
* Want country living without the long drive to the city?
Want country living without the long drive to the city?
Get the best of both worlds with this 3BR/2BA home on
2.29+/- acres on Case Road.Enjoy the quiet & privacy
plus a wood burning fireplace, vaulted ceilings, and Texas
sized rooms! $145,000.
* There's plenty of room for the kids to romp in this
wide open, country-like spot. From the spacious over-
sized garage to the large back porch fit for summer day
dreaming. 3/2 manufactured home that sits on 1.39 +/-
AC in Ortona. Plenty of cabinet space in this efficient
designed kitchen with a breakfast bar. Best of all.. it can

The United States Department
of Agriculture has forecast a 168
million box orange crop, which
represents a 30 percent increase
from the 2006-2007 Season.
Founded in 1948 and cur-

rently representing nearly 8,000
grower members, Florida Citrus
Mutual is the state's largest citrus
growers, organization. For more
information, please visit www.

244/- ac on Sears Road. $228,105
5 +/-acwest ofLaBelle'224,900
7 +/-ac, Marshall Field Road, $210,000
5.74+/- ac South of LaBelle. Zoned RG3M. $175,000
5+/- ac Felda...$170,000.
13 +/- ac on Sears Road. $123,395
5 +/-ac, LaDeca $106,000 to $115,000.
2.5 to 5 +/- ac in Pioneer $39,900 to $129,000.
Montura 1.09 to 2.5 +/- ac tracts. $25,000 to
Privacy pure and simple on these 1.25 to 3.75 +/- ac.
parcels, Lehigh Properties priced from $22,000 &
240 ft of navigable creek front. River views, access,
and dock permit. Deed restricted community, .72
+/- ac. $399,900
.31 +/- ac. cleared on the Caloosahatchee River in
Quail Run S/D!! $379,000
.45 +/- ac cul-de-sac'lot w/ approx. 175 ft of water
frontage& tons of privacy.. $149,900
Enjoy the quiet of a tree filled Yi +/- ac in town
.53 +/- ac in the city on the North side of SR 80.
.40+/- ac lot off CR 78 in nice established neighbor-
hood. Cleared lot with trees that skirt the property.
.40+/- ac lot across from Caloosa Estates S/D. 20x20
metal shed, well on property, underground electric
service. $89,900
Riverview, beautiful oaks & peaceful surroundings
are included w/ this 1/2 ac in the Caloosa Estates
S/D. $89,000
3/4 ac buildable lot off Live Oak Lane nestled at the
end of Hitichiti Trl. $85,000
Cherish the charm .....!!SOLDII..... $79,900
.46 ac building lot cleared & waiting for your new
dream home. In Laurel Oaks S/D just minutes from
the Pt LaBelle Marina. $75,000

be yours tor only w$14U,0u
* Relax the rural way! Situated on 1.25 acs in growing
Montura, beautiful new 2006 3/2 manufactured home
with over 1100 sq ft of living area ready, for occupancy.
* Let's make a deal! You'll kick yourself later if you don't
take advantage of this GREAT DEAL! This 3 bedroom 2
bath home features built in cabinets, large master bath,
spacious kitchen, and plenty of elbow room thru the rest
of the house. Outside you will find a fenced yard and
storage shed. $120,000
* Home Sweet Home! Affordable, completely remodeled
3BA/2B home in town close to schools, restaurants,
shopping, etc. Upgrades galore will make you happy to
be home! $80,000.
* 3BR/2B manufactured home has been recently reno-
sated and is priced to sell! Would make a great starter
home or rental property $79,900
* Great 2/2 starter home situated on .75 +/- in
Horseshoe Acres. Features screened porch, attached car-
port and privacy fence along backyard. Priced to sell.
* looking to invest in some income producing property?
Tired of renting and ready to own? This 2BR/1B home on
.22 acre is the perfect answer! Only $60,000.
********* ACREAGE *********
* Best Bargain for Miles! 3.7,1+/- acres of tranquility.
Suitable for site built or manufactured homes. Located in
Ft. Deanauid Acres. Onhy $142,000.
* 2.5 acres on Case Rd. cleared and ready for your dream
home only $125,000.
* Beautiful 2.88 acres on Evans Rd. $95,900.
* 5+/- acres in Pioneer Plantation. Suitable for site built
home or manufactured, Only $85,000.
* Call for prices on all our Montura Listings!

Private & serene this 1/2 ac. is located west of LaBelle
in one of. themost desirable 'areas. Plan foi-your7
future now! $64,900 c-i
.32 +/- buildable lot in the city. $59,900
.62 ac +/- Quail Run S/D $45,000
Indian Hills .23 to .67 ac +/- $43,500 to $55,000
.60 +/-ac close to town. $40,000
.60 +/- ac zoned for mobile home $40,000
.23 +/-ac on Shady Lane in Ortona. $35,000.
Many to choose from 1/4 +/- ac. lots in Lehigh
Acres, $24,000 and up
.21 +/- ac. Residential lot in Tropical Gulf Acres in
Punta Gorda. Backs up to a canal. Priced to sell.
Wide variety of homesites in all units of Port LaBelle.
Something for everyone 1/4 ac. to 1/3 +/-. ac.
Starting at $11,800.
3.09+/- ac R-3 zoned. 19 recently remodeled 2/2
apartments & 1 SF home. Apartment complex has
pool & laundry room. Lots of potential in area of
future development with a supply constriction.
Development potential 8.2 +/- ac of high density
future land use. $975,000
Located one block south of Hwy 80 on Bridge St this
.62 ac parcel has great potential in city limits with B-
1 zoning. $650,000
1.15 +/- ac of commercial property w/Cowboy Way
frontage. $575,000.
4.61 +/- ac zoned 1-2. $550,000
Ideal business corner w/potential for growth.
Additional building site to the east. Building previ-
ously used as attorney's office. 16x12 Storage shed.
Centrally located one block off SR80 & one block'
from Hendry Co. Courthouse. $350,000
Located in the LaBelle Courthouse business District
just one block north of HWY 80 w/B-1 zoning, this
well maintained home offers endless possibilities.
Call Now! $211,900

* WATERFRONT! .91+/- acres located in Caloosa
Harbor with canal frontage and direct access to the
Caloosahatchee River. Dock permit has been applied for.
Priced to Sell @ $229,900
* .29 +/- acre in Belmont S/D. Priced to sell at only
$43,900. Possible seller financing.
* Call about our Port LaBelle lots!
********** COMMERCIAL **********
* Log Cabin BBQ "founded in 1980" is a well established
business in LaBelle. It will comfortably seat 65 people,
has a fully equipped kitchen with a custom built smoker
and drive thru window for convenience. It is centrally
located in, LaBelle with 167+/- feet of frontage on SR80.
Possible Seller financing, call 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.
* Commercial Property located in the heart of LaBelle!
This commercial building currently houses one restau-
rant and two offices. No two ways about it this is a great
buy, rent them all or open your own business, $400,000
* 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 build-
ing that would he ideal for a small private office.
* 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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10 Caloosa Belle, Thursday, January 10, 2008

Las Noticas en Espanol

El 2007 En Breve
Enero: El Departamento De
Protecci6n del Medio Ambiente
de Florida tuvo un plan .para
cambiar las especificaciones de
la calidad del agua pero alunos
cuidadadanos se opusieron por
el impacto que esta medida ten-
dria en los humanos y la vida
salvaje.Rafael Nieto de 20 afios
muri6 en un accidente siendo la
primer victima de fatalidades de
trdfico al comenzar el afio 2007.
La Familia Doub fue seleccio-
nada como los pioneros del Fes-
tival del Palmito y Bill Maddox
fue el CapitAn del desfile.
El Cehtro Medico Regional
de Hendry aprob6 $2.5 millones
para comprar la propiedad de
un Centro de Salud. Kayla Chey-*
enne dell afios quien era estu-
diante de La Escuela Mediana
muri6 de un ataque cardiaco.
Dos soldados perdieron sus vi-
das en Irak.
Febrero: El Juez Sloan propu-
so una soluci6n al problema de
tantos presos en la cdrcel. B.S
Cline fue el Ranchero del afio.
Megan Greenleaf fue la maestra
del afio. Esophia Higgins fue la
reina del Palmito.
Marzo: Se le niega a la Wall
Mart construir una tienda en
La Belle.La nueva planta de
agua fue uno de los temas mas

poldmicos de este mes.
Abril: El Mayor Randy Bengs-
ton anuncia que que no quiere
su reelecci6n. Se aprob6 un au-
mento en el consumo del agua.
Doris Cutshall Directora de la Li-
breria Barron se retira despues
de 35 afios de servicio.Lori
Howard torh6 su lugar.
Mayo: Susanne Greenleaf fue
la Valedectoriana de la graduci6n
del 2007 y Dannielle Blake di6 el
discurso de saludo. Un ex-Ofi-
cial de la policia es acusado de
homicidio vehicular.
Junio: No hubieron eleccio-
nes. Paul Puletti es juramentado
como el nuevo Alcalde de La
Belle. Se aprueba la construc-
ci6n del Parque Deportivo Co-
Julio: Cbrrieron rumores de
la construcci6n de una planta
de alcohol etflico en Hendry
pero los planes se fueron a Boca
Agosto: Se compra el Centro
Medico Belmont para un Centro
de Emergencias. Larry Luckey
11 dej6 de ser el director de la
escuela primaria West Glades y
se pas6 a Upthegrove.
Septiembre: Miembros de La
Ley de Enforzamiento rindieron
tributo al perro Pastor Aleman
llamado Ben quien era especial-
ista en encontrar drogas. Muri6

de un tumor en el coraz6n.
Octubre: Mary Bartoshuk fue
seleccionda como la cuidada-
dna del afio.
Noviembre: En un fin de se-
mana sangriento con dos inci-
dents diferentes dos hombres
murieron y otro qued6 grave-
mente herido. El primer inciden-
te ocurri6 en los apartamentos
de La Azteca en la 29 cuando un
hombre fue apufialado mientras
que otro sufri6 una lasceraci6n
en la garganta.Mas tarde Geroni-
mo Diaz fue arrestado y acusado
de homicidio, asalto agravado y
el intento de cometer un delito.
En el segundo incidente cuatro
individuos: Jaquil L. Williams,
James Henry (Tyrone) Williams
ambos de 18 afis con la yuda
de las hermanas Virgen Osorio
y Estela Osorio perpetraron el
crimen cuando se Ilevaron a dos
hombres Hispanos en su carro
engafiindolos para robarles el
dinero que ellos trafan. Uno de
ellos fue asesinado mientras que
el segundo sobrevivi6 para pedir
auxilio por su compaflero.
Diciembre:Tyrone Maurice
Love de 24 ailos fue asesinado
en la esquina del Bulevar Mar-
tin Luther King. Su muerte fue
el homicidio #5. Hay dos incen-
dios sospechosos en Plantaci6n

Sports Shorts

Register for
Little League
Register now for the 2008
LaBelle Little League season.
All players from 5 to 15 years
of age are welcome. No reason
to wait for in-peson registration
- you can register on-line at
For more information con-
tact Tammy Bass at 673-2989 or
In-person registration is
scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 12,
19 and 26 and Staurday, Feb. 2
and 9, at Winn Dixie from 9
a.m. till noon; also Saturday,
Feb. 16, at Davis-Pratt Park
from 9 a.m. till noon and Sun-
day,iFeb. 17, at Davis-Pratt Park
from 1-2 p.m.
Tryouts for rookies through
juniors will be'Feb. 16 and 17.

The cost will $75 for a single
player. Make checks payable to:
LaBelle Little League, Inc.
The board of directors in
also taking volunteer applica-
tions for manager and coaching
positions. If you are interested,
you may pick up an application
at sign ups or go to the Web
site and download a copy. Ap-

plications may be turned in at
any of the registration times
and locations.
Contact Ricky Bass, coach-
ing coordinator at richard. or call 675-
0268 with any questions. You
may also contact Steve at 1-
239-289-9564. Applications are
due by Monday, Feb. 11t

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P.O. Box 1380 LaBelle, FL
Licensed & Insured
Lic. #CAC1814613,

A full service electrical contractor
Licensed and Insured
LaBelle, FL 33935
David J. Whited, Owner/Pres.
State No: ER 13013095

TChe K- n Roup
The alternative to
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1060 Hwy 29 S. LaBelle

C&B Fencing, Inc.
Agdcultural, Residential & Commerc'a
Field, Wood, Chain Link & PVC
Fence Automatic Access Gates
Call Clay at
863-675-7818 Leave Message
Lic HC 1026.SP & Insured


280 north bridge street
located in the historic forrey
building downtown LaBelle

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Serving SW Florida since 1966

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Bush hgging, mowing/grading,
or other jobs?


Mobile and Home Repairs
Ceilings, Walls, Floors
OFFICE (863) 675-5919
CELL (863) 673-0861
Owner Roger Alexander, SR.
Lic HC096.SP and Insured


For as little as $15.00
CALL 863-675-29541
or email

Air Conditioning & Electric, Inc.

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We want to earn your business
and row with the area

850 Dr. Martin lather King Blvd.
LaBelle, FL 33935
Archi lnron Magnir/Pertnar

981 Cowboy Circle LaBelle, FL 33935
Office: 863-674-0600
Fax: 863-674-0604
Hours: Mon. Fri. 7 am 5pm
Sat. 7 am 12pm
Delivery Available
Your local store for nall your roofing supplies

Serving Hendry Lee
SCollier Charlotte
lades Miami
Broward Sarasota'

LOCAL: 863-675-4436
TOLL FREE:. 866-67V-4436
State Lie. & Ins. CM-C057157

Osceola Concrete
Services LLC
Pool Deck Resurfacing
New Pool Decks
New Drives, Lanas, Walks
New Concrete

Lic HC1011.SP and Insured

Permitting Tear Down
Transport Set-Ups
Relevel Storm Prep
Office: 863-675-5000
Cell: 863-673-2529
35 Years Experience
Owners Jim and Jeremy Peery
Lic 1 I 0000140 Bonded and Insured

In the septic business for 35 years
Septic pump outs, new itstalls and repairs
Robert Crews
1621 N. Tainiami Trl. Stc. #2
North Ft, Myers, FL 33903
Hendry County #863-301-0261
Office #239-567-1111
Fax# 239-567-0398
Cell# 239-633-0744

A/C & Heating Services LLC
741 S. Bridge St LaBelle, FL 33935
Se Habla Espanol (863) 302-4127 i
Sales Service Refrigeration
Installation Pool Heaters
State Certified Class A Contractor
Lc CAC1815266

(239) 872-8340
L:en- aI sea
HI 30 i 3- /

Pool Service
Home Watch Lawn Service
Pet Setting In-Home Service Sitter
Servicing Alva, Clewiston, Felda, Muse,
Immokalee, LaBelle & Lehigh Acres
Seth 239-633-0504
Diane 863-673-5256


Tractor Service
Loader Work

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Price must be inchl
Private parties oni


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January 19th
Consignment Equipment &
Machinery Auction
Auction Site: Go 20 miles west of
LaBelle to Riverdale, at the
Tractor Supply store take a right
onto Olga Dr. Go a quarter mile
look for signs on site.
Call Now to Add
Your Equipment
Check Our Website
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BEAGLE DOG found In Little
Farms area. Call to identify
KITTEN Black, Long haired,
Near Library, 3rd Ave. Very
friendly. Please call

male, Lost in vic. of Evans
Rd. Answers to "Cleo".
Please call (863)673-2250
PIT BULL Female, Lost in
vie. of Davis St. & Seminole
Rd. Blue w/1/z white face.
Please call (863)302-4442

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only. (863)675-2844





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Cage Cashier (1) ............ . . .Grave ....... Hourly .... .Full-Time
Dining RoomHost/Hostess (1). .'.Evenings. ... furlyy .' Pa7 -Time'
Dining Room Server (2) .........Day/Swing ......Hourly.......Part-Time
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The Tribal Council gives preference in all of its employment practices to Native Americans. First preference in hiring, train-
ing, promoting and in all other aspects of employment is given to members of the Seminole Tribe who meet the job require-
ments. Second preference is given to other members of federally recognized Native American Tribes who meet the job
If you are interested in applying for any of these positions complete an Application and bring it to the HR Office.
Qualifications for the desired position will be reviewed and you may be given and you may opportunity to interview for the position.
As with all applicants, hirng decisions will be made by the department to which you are applying.



Front desk clerical position at Hendry
County Health Department in Clewiston;
medical records & computer work experience
helpful; Bilingual English & Spanish required;
Background screening/fingerprinting
required. EEO/AA. Apply on line: or
Call Rosa @ 863-983-1408 x 502
for more details

FILL DIRT 100+ Yards, 1st
come, must load w/own ma-
chine/trucks. 1275 Com-
merce Drive, Labelle
blooded, 1 1/2 yrs old,
needs room to run, to good
home only (931)244-5697
KITTENS free to good
homes only. Males & fe-
males, (863)801-3561 to
KITTENS 6 wks. old. All
males. Free to good homes
only. (863)634-3029
side by side, works.well,
good shop fridge.

Friday & Saturday, January
11th & 12th, 9am-3pm
29 to 78 to 78A, Williams Rd.
Boat Motor & Trailer, Band
Saw, Air Compressor, Tools,
Furniture, Kitchen Items,
Clothes, and More!!!

LABELLE 320 Fraser Avenue,
Sat., Jan. 12, 7am-2pm. Lots
of everything!! Don't miss out!il

Moving Sale
LaBelle Saturday & Sunday,
Jan. 12 & 13th, 7am-?,
4089 South Edgewater Circle
Too many items to list...
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LaBelle, Saturday & Sunday,
Jan. 12th & 13th, 7am-?,
4198 Tanglewood Ln.
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Perdlem RN Nursing Supervisor
Valid FL RN lic. 5 + ys. clinical exp. Must have 3 yrs charge or super-
visory status. ACLS PALS reo,
Per Diem- C.NA or C.N.A MonitorTech
Must possess a valid C.NA Cert. and exp. monitoring rhythm recognition.
Full time Registered Nurse
Must possess a valid FL license w/ at least I yr; exp in
area of expertise.
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RHIA with two+ yrs sup exp or RHIT with three+ yrs sup
exp. Must demonstrate an excellent command of the ICD-9-
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the ability to use computerized medical record-abstract and
encoder, and possess good technical skills.
Full time Medical Office Manager (LaBelle Clinic)
Candidate should have a min of 3yrs media office management expe-
rience in a physidan's office. Ths position requires skill in developing
and maintaining effective relationship with medical and administrative
staff, patients, and the public.
Per diem Laboratory Assistant
Previous experience with specimen collection preferred
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Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Serice Offered42S
Insurance 430
Medical Services435

trouble shooting, set-up,
up-grades, systems built,
tutoring. Win.95, 98,
2000. ME, XR licensed.
CallGar 863-675-7925

Music for all occasions:
weddings, parties,
quinceaneras. 675-1625.

Be a Hendry County
School Board Bus
Driver. Contact the
Transportation Dept.
at 863-674-4115 or
Cheryl Jameson at
,Fitnss Cnter

Also do handyman jobs


Horse & Pet Care
Local & Long
Distance Horse
Emergency Pick up &
Delivery Services

Call 863-675-3231

While away or on vacation
Reasonable rates
Call (863)675-3412 or


WINDOW A/C With remote,
12,000 btu's, like new. $150
firm (863)763-1079

$50 (863)946-3822 Moore

DISHWASHER Whirlpool, like
new. $95 (941)545-8746
Lakeport, FL
size, like new. $125 firm
GAS DRYER Frigidaire, w/all
options, $200 or best offer.
(863)467-6886 or
GAS STOVE Magic Chef, 30",
$200 or best offer.
S863)467-6886 or
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 Kenmore, Electric,
White, Clean. $50
WASHER Kenmore, Low pro-
file. Barely used. $200
$95 & up, 1 yr warranty

over stove, $100
bakes, broils, roasts, grill &
microwaves, large size, like
new, $200 (863)697-2033

ADULT TRIKE With basket,
Miami Sun, excellent condi-
tion. $125 (863)763-0221
BICYCLES Men & Women's
matching Schwinn, like new.
$250 will separate.
ladies Cruiser bicycle; 6 spd,
good cond. $75

Bottom Prices!" 25x30 Now
$4100. 25x40 $5400. 30x40
$6400. 35x50 $8790. 35x70
$11,990. 40x80 $14,900.
RECT since 1980...

30x30, tinted, 1 40x30, very
good condition. $30 will sep-
arate. (863)763-1997
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.
glass w/ handrails. New. 5
step& 4 step. $750 for both,
will sep. (863)763-4527
OUTSIDE DOOR 32", brand
new, with frame, $50.

Double Stroller MacLaren,
side by side, seat reclines,
gray, 1 yr. old, pd $360, sell
$225. (863)610-1750

es in all. Large & Extra
Large. $50 for all, will sep.

in one printer, fax, copier,
scanner. $25 or best offer.
(863)983-2241 Clewiston
Deskjet 940C, HP Scanjet
3570C, all manuals $60

BED SPREAD King size. $25

free standing. $25
large, walnut color, solid
wood, $250 will deal.
(561)793-9463 evenings
DAYBED With trundle, Good
condition. $50. or best offer.
small 4 chairs, like new. $50
239)823-6798 1 2
DINING SET 4 leather &
chrome chairs, black/multi
colored table. $75
hunter green, natural wood,
w/tile top & leaf, $150 will
deal. (561)793-9463 aft 6.

Large washed oak. $75
863)674-1222 or
FUTON black, metal framed,
asking $20 (863)697-3605
blue, $25 (740)202-3517
2 reclining ends, great cond.
$500 or best offer. Call
green, 5 pc. Must go! $500
neg. Call Kristina before 5:30
pm 863-357-0391 Okee
LR SUITE 3 pc, w/2tables,
lamps, excellent condition
$350 (863)763-2017

holstered chairs, good cond.,
SOFA slip cover style, jean
material, excellent condition,
incIds ottoman, $100
SOFA & LOVESEAT both re-
clining, microfiber, tan, ex-
cellent cond., 1 1/2 yr old,
$400 (863)763-7983
Berkline, recliners on both
ends, fold down table in mid-
dle. $300 (863)634-9861
SOFA BED Fair condition.
$100 or best offer.
(863)983-2241 Clewiston
area only please.
MATTRESS with bed-
frame, good condition, $45

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, will sep.
GOLF CLUBS- 100 misc.
clubs, Calloway, Lynx, Ping,
Etc. Good quality. $800. Will
sep. 863-946-3123
with bag and caddy, $75

MAC PISTOL 1935's, 7.65 L
cal, 90% good, carried by
French & German Army Offi-
cers. $475 (937)215-0307
rounds of ammo, Cowboy
load, 240 grain, Still in box.
$400 863-675-8402
RUGER Single six con-
vertible, 9 1/2" barrel. $300
mag 5 Shot, Snubbie, $425
(772)461-8822 Ft. Pierce
WINCHESTER Model 50, 12
gauge w/rib. $400
30/30 carbine, condition
90%+. $495 or best offer.
Winchester Pump, 243 Ruger
with scope, 30/30 Winches-
ter & Browning 22, $1500.

Strider, $25. (863)467-4567
FULL HOME GYM Includes a
large amount of weights,
or-best=offer-6,-3)- 7867B --
bench, poles & more. $300

model, Used, Fully computer-
ized w/pulse, calorie burner &
more $600 (863)357-7867
lbs of weight, bar & dumb-
bells. $125 or best offer.

LUGGAGE SET Samsonite,
wheeled, soft side, 2 pc
green, 29" & 21" $350

new, Bristol Collection, $200

SCOOTER New condition.
$600. (863)467-9892
WHEEL CHAIR Electric, Ex-
cellent condition. $600 or
best offer. (863)763-6907
condition. Paid $300, Asking
$100 (863)467-9892

AERATOR Cmpit head/impel-
ler w/converter 3 phase to
single phase. 7.5 hp w/1800
rpm $2100 (863)946-2989
condition, just refinished.
$30 (954)793-3203 Okee-
chobee area
LIDS 2 rolls, ridged galva-
nized, 1-20"x50' &
1-18"x50'. New. $60. will
separate. (863)763-5762
QUILT TOPS (5) Ready to
quilt. $500 for all, will sep.
Call for more information.
Tracker Maxima, great range,
2 collars, batt pouch, It wght.
$600 (239)349-6119
pt hitch, 8 ft blade. $400 will
separate. (863)674-0052

string & Crate 100 watt amp,
$325 will sell separately.

condition, needs tuning,
$350 or best offer. Call
(863) 634-9017
Find It faster. Sell It soon-
er In the classiledsf

FILE CABINETS (3) 2 drawer
metal, very good condition.
$25 for all, will separate.

PUPS 2 boys, 1 girl, solid
black, 7 wks old, ready $200

male, CKC reg, small, par-
ents. $1500 cash
(205)789-6393 Moorehaven

1930, brand new, pd $450,
a s k i n g $ 3 0 0 .

SINK TOP White bath vanity,
19 x 25, new, never used.
$30 (863)357-0868

HOT TUB Vita Spa, holds 4
people, excellent condition,
$850 (863)357-8296
POOL Above ground, 1 yr old
Exc cond. 33'x18'x5', Paid
$5500. Asking $3500. You

more, with wood cabinet,
with attachments, $65. Call

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

record player, can record, 8
track tapes $100 neg.
JBL SYSTEM 2 GTI 15's and
a JBL 1200 amp, complete,
ported box. $1000
STEREO KLH speakers, Ken-
wood receiver, JVC dual
cassette, RCA 6 cd changer,
$200 (863)763-2017
STEREO Radio & Tape
player. Has CD, but doesn't
work, all else works great.
$25 (863)467-1032
PHONE Shure, hands free
microphone. $100
TEM Delphi, for car, inclds
base, receiver, antenna.
$100 (239)503-0339

FLATSCREEN TV 50", works
great. $350 or best offer.
all (863)228-6324 leave
RCA COLOR TV 27", cabinet
model. $100 1863)763-9096
after 5pm or leave message.
TELEVISION 27", color, Ze-
-nith on- stand-w/rollers -$50

man, 8.5 hp, all accessories.
$150 (941)545-8746 Lake-
port, FL
dler 175, less than 10 hrs.,
w/cart & gauges, $450.
MITER SAW DW 708, 12"
blades, DeWalt, 21/ yrs.
Good cond. Paid $559. Ask-
ing $375. (863)467-4096

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



$125/mo each, a secure tack
closet for each stall. 2-1/5
acre paddocks. Horse care is
available. (863)675-6314
GELDING 15 year old, used
for barrels, tall & fast. $800
or best offer. (863)673-5058
or (863)673-0012
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
MARE 9 year old, well man-
nered, rides great, throws
beautiful foals. $800

Like new. $250
man, 8 hp, runs good. $75
12.5 hp B & S, runs good.
LAWN MOWER Murray 22"
cut, 5.75 hp motor, push
mower. $60 (863)801-4519


- 'Iarment

A Farm Labor Rental Community
Available for Immediate Occupancy
2& 3 Bedroom Apartments

Must earn a minimum of $3998 from agricultural or farm
labor activities
* Spacious Apartment in quiet, country setting
* Fulltime bilingual Site Manager
* Community Room, Tot lot, Playground, Activities
* Sewer and trash included in rent no additional charge to
* Handicap units available
* Rental rates starting at $577

Call 675-0313 or drop by to see one of our affordable apts.
TDD # 1-800-955-8771
40 Greentree Drive, #101, Labelle
(On Hwy 29, 5 miles South of Hwy 80)
9:00 AM 5:00 PM, Mon-Fri
Equal Housing Opportunity

A Farm Labor Rental Community
Available for Immediate Occupancy
2 Bedroom Apartments

* Rental Assistance Available to qualified households
Must earn a minimum of $3998 from agricultural or farm
labor activities
* Spacious Apartment in quiet, country setting
* Full time bilingual Site Manager
* Rental rates starting at $449 plus Utilities

Call 902-1577
TDD #1-800-955-8771
701 W Ventura, Clewiston
8:00 AM 3:00 PM, Mon-Fri
Equal Housing Opportunity

Yazoo, 42" cut, 16 hp. Front
deck. $600.863-675-1224
L120, 22 hp, 48" cut, 97
running hours. $1200 firm.
ROTOTILLER, Sears, chain
drive, runs good, $250 or
best offer. (561)790-3681

Okeechobee Livestock
Market Sales
Every Monday-12pm & every
Tuesday-11 am. 763-3127
ROOSTER Young, Beautiful
$25. (863)801-9494

SADDLE Corriente, 15",
tooled, excellent condition,
$450. (863)946-1802
Smond spots, good condition,
$100. (863)675-3032
square skirt w/silver trim,
new stirrup leathers,great
cond. $150 (863)467-2231
brown, new, $325.
(772)349-8952 Okeechobee


EFFICIENCY, Moorehaven,
Incl. W/D, util's & appls, 2 per-
son max. Can be used for of-
fice. $900 mo. 863-946-3333

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

3BR/2BA Foreclosure!
$32,100! Only $255/Mo! 5%
down 20 years @ 8% apr.
Buy, 6/BR $199/Mo! For list-
ings (800)366-9783 Ext
CLEAN Newly remodeled 2
br, 2 ba home for rent
w/garage. $800/mo
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
3BR/2BA, family room;,cred--
it check, ref's & sec. req'd.
(863)673-9133 for info.
LABELLE 3br, 2ba, Ceramic
tile floors, carpeted bed-
rooms. Screen porch on cor-
ner Greenbelt lot. Free
community pool. $850/mo
LABELLE 2 br, 2 ba with gar-
age, 90 Martin St.
LABELLE- Downtown, 2,000
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.
LARGE 3BR/2BA located near
high school on wooded lot.
$925 mo. Ready to move in.
Call Kenny (863)673-4325
BR, 2 BA, central A/C, new
carport, renovated. Pool.
$750/mo. (239)369-9567
Cir. 4br/2ba. New home
$900/mo. 954-658-1552 Eu-
RIVER FRONT Spacious 2
BR, 21/2 BA, 2 Car gar. W&D,
Satellite dish. Great view!
863-517-1935 East LaBelle
Lazy T Ranch

LABELLE 5 Acres, corner lot,
Crescent Ave SW & Fay St.

Available immed. $550/mo.
includes utilities.
Furnished. Month-to-month
only. Call 863-843-0026.
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 & Kennedy 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

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

Real Estate

Must See
Best Offer
2250 SR 80 W
Lot 158
Grandmas Grove
55 and older

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
LABLLE: Near Courthouse
Reduced $30,000
Lease w/Option to buy or
owner financing considered.
3 Bdrm. 2 Ba. Large rooms.
Top Area! Reduced to
$159,500. $ave $$$$
Deal Directly with Owner.
New Home Buyers
Finish off that purchase
right! Visit White's
Furniture & Appliances
1060 Highway 29
South LaBelle

Beautiful NC Mountains -
Boone, Blowing Rock, Ban-
ner Elk. Let the local experts
at MAP Realty find that per-
fect property for you.
(828)262-5655 or
$44,900 w/deep dockable
water. Huge winter savings
on gorgeous wooded
acreage. Boat directly to Gulf
of Mexicol Must see! Excel-
lent financing. Call about "No
Closing Costs" special
(800)564-5092, x 954.

Front State Road 80 & 2 Interior Roads East of LaBelle.
Great investment. Can be divided. Ideal location for
home, business or dividing for resale. Terms possible.
Owner/Broker (561)364-1795

Tennessee- Affordable lake
properties on pristine 34,000
acre Norris Lake. Over 800
miles of shoreline. Call Lake-
side Realty TODAY!
(888)291-5253 or visit
acres riverfront on Big Reed
Island Creek near New River
State Park, fishing, view, pri-
vate, good access $89,500.

Mobile Homes

DOUBLE WIDE 3/2 on 5
acres, lawn included, credit
check. $850/mo + $500
sec dep. (239)229-8996
LABELLE: Crescent Acres
area, 2br/2ba. Only $120
per week. 863-673-6362.
Call now!
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 bans trailer sin-
cio in el pueblo de LaBelle.
$3500 de deposito mensu-
alidad baja lista para ser oc-
cupada. Llam e-e al
863)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. Liamee nos al
(863)675-8888 o
863)612-6511 para mas in-
Mobile Home Angels
Mobile Home Angels
Inventory Liquidation Sale
Models in stock sold cheap.
Negotiate your best price in
years. We also have lots
avail. Call (863)675-4442 or
Liquidacion de ventas, Todos
los models tienen que saler.
Tambien tenemos tereno dis-
poneble. Liamee al
(863)675-4442 /
NEW 3 BR / 2 BA Doublewide
$39,900 includes set up &
A/C. Very easy financing
avail. Call (863)675-8888 or
NEW 3 BR / 2 BA Doublewide
on 1 acre lot. $5,000 down
$820 monthly. No credit
needed. Bad credit accepted.
Call (863)675-8888 or
Nueva casa manufacturada de
3/2banos a solo $39,900
Incluyendo instalacion com-
pleta y aire centrol. Para mas
informacion. Llamee a
(863)675-4949 o
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
WHISPER CREEK, #218, '86
Franklin 33ft. New: Bed, Roof,
Furnace/Carpet. Garden/Shed.
$10,000. (863)612-5307.



AIRBOAT '01- Step Hull, 0540
w/air time, $11,000 or best
offer (772)260-6580
trailer, trolling motor, new
Johnson motor. $2700
AQUA SPORT 22', Center
console, open fishmen, 225
Evinrude. Good cond.
$3500. (863)228-2622
BASS BOAT '94, 14 Ft., Alu-
minum, Console steer., Mag-
ic tilt trlr, foot control trolling,
BOAT 15' w/40hp Merc en-
gine, trolling motor, trailer,
$800 (863)467-5906

BOAT MOTOR Elgin, 14.1 hp,
'69, antique, w/3 propellers=
& gas tank, runs good,,
$480 neg. (561)790-3681
BOAT MOTOR Evinrude, '93,
6hp outboard. Like new.,
$400. (561)262-1390
BOW RIDER 15', 50hp John-4
son motor & trailer. Good-
condition. $1 200j
CANOE 16ft, Old Town, fiber-
glass, $150 (863)805-878a
Montura e
COBIA 1981 16 Ft., Cnt.
Console 60 hp Johnson.-
Runs great. Needs TLC.-
$1300 (863)'484-0267
JON BOAT 16', 15hp electric-
start motor. Fair condition.
$600 or best offer.
JON BOAT Aluminum, 10'.
Tracker Topper, clamp on!
folding swivel seat, like new.
$450 (863)467-0085
150 mercy, float on aluminum
trailer, 300 hrs., good shape.
$4995 (863)946-1105 ^
PONTOON BOAT '93, 24ft,
w/50hp Evinrude, new trailer,
good shape, $4500 or best
offer (772)260-6580
PONTOON BOAT nice shape,
runs great, $3500.
Tilt, 20FT, $1000 or best of-
fer (641)753-9407
PROSPORT BOAT '94 15.9k,
ft, 85 hp Yamaha, new start-
er, depth finder, very clean.
$4500 (863)673-1900

ft, needs very little work,
clean. $3000 or trade for..
small car. (863)532-1751
top, Mechanically restored,
Receipts, $2500. or trade for,
auto (561)254-7458 Clewist.
MONITOR 1984 26 Ft., Trav-
el Trailer w/ awning and"
newer refrig. $1200
PORTA-POTTY Flushes, Like'
new condition. $25.:

150hp, Ran 3 years .ago.- For-
palts. $200 (863)763 1870'
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
BOAT TRAILER For a 18-20q
ft boat, lights, winch, 2" ball
hitch, trailer jack. $500 or
best offer. (863)697-9704
FIREHOSE Good condition,
good for dock bumpers. $10
TOR 1964, 40hp, Nice,
with controls. Last run 6mo
ago. $300 (863)763-3551 ,

BMW F650 '99 Black, 22k
miles,new windscreen and"
tires, excellent condition.
$3500 (863)467-0085
EL MOTOR '98- good shape
$8500 or best offer
HONDA MOPED '84 50 cc, 2
stroke, gas, w/pedals-be-
comes a bicycle too, runs
great. $750 (863)447-0796'
HONDA SHADOW 750 '05 -
W/wind shield, lots of
chrome, only 3038 miles.
$5000 (863)763-8847
gas, Automatic, Fully rebuilt,.
New paint, battery w/charg-'
er. $400 (863)763-3551
MOTO-GUZZI, '00 12k mi.,-
V-11 Basa, blue & silver,
w/helmets, $4800.
cond., rebuilt motor, tons o0
speed, many new extras
$2500 (772)528-5747

GO CART Silver Fox, 6.5 hl,
Subaru engine. 2 seater.
Great condition, $600 firm
(863)675-3126 after 5pm. ,
HONDA 300 EX 2003 w/Re-
verse. All original parts. Adult
ridden. $ 2 3 0 0
KAWASAKI 350 1997 4 wd,
Adult ridden and owned.
$1800 (845)551-0811
'05, great shape, $4000 or
best offer (772)260-6580
cc's, excellent condition,
electric start, 2 wd. $650 or
best offer. (863)946-1764 ,

Buying a car? Look In the
classified. Selling a
car? Look In the classl-

Ft., Dual axle w/ brakes.
$1800 870-820-1563

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Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Equipment i4025o
Foreign nCars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks 4040
Parts- Repairs e 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Track tor Tra ilers 4060
Utility Trailers 4G65
Sno 4070

14-13-2, Cruisair Senior
704 SMOH,w/new Top OH,
$30,000 or best offerArade.
(863)674-0898 or
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
IODGE SHADOW '89 2 dr,
runs good, needs body work:
$500 neg. (863)357-1236 or
FORD PROBE '92 Black,
standard, needs some TLC
but runs well, needs battery.
$700 neg (239)200-5505
LINC TOWN CAR '89 lots of
new parts, $3000
MUSTANG '89, Runs good,
Good condition. $1500.
Auto, Great A/C, Good tires, All
electric, Needs some work
$800 neg. (239)503-4705
White w/gold trim, exc.
cond. $4,000 or best offer.
Call 863-675-1410

A, asking $1750 or et of-
fer ,;very good working cond

Chrome w/ Light Guards. Fits
Ford Super Duty. $600
,Steel, Fits '98-07 $75
ENGINE -Chevy 454 Big Block
with transmission. $1200. or
best offer. (863)673-1981
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
fIMS & TIRES 8 lug, 8 'on
6 1/2, Mickey Thompson
rims. $250 (863)634-9696
,perduty Crewcab Pick Up.
'Beige, off King Ranch Edition
$300 neg. (863)697-0328
TIRES (2) 245/45/17, off of
'a Mustang. $50
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
Pic kup $ 1 5 0 .
TOPPER 8', for full size pick-
up, brand new paint job,
black, exc. cond., $300.

CHEVY S10 1991 Long bed.
;2.8 V6, 5 spd. 55K org. mls.
SGas saver.xExcellent condi-
,fion. $2300 (772)332-5804
CHEVY S10 EXT CAB '83- 2.8
6 cyl, good shape, brand
new tires, $1500 or best of-
fer. (863)634-2582
condition. 120K mIs. Every-
thing works. $2800 or best
offer. (863)357-1722
V6, CD, Bed liner, Runs
great. Tires good. NC works
well. $1800 (863)675-0104
DODGE RAM '89, 8' bed.
,Good condition. $2000.
DODGE RAM 1500 '95 Cold
AC, runs good, $2500
DODGE RAM '95 2500,
Heavy duty, V8 Magnum, reg
cab, 4x4, auto, 110K, new
parts,$5000 (863)634-2303
FORD F250, '80 auto, 2 dr.,
2 wheel drive, $1200 or best
offer. (863)675-7041 or
UWS Standard. 69" wide.
$200. call 561-261-6421

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FORD PICK UP '94 4 x 4, au-
to, all power, clean, no rust,
looks & runs great. $2500
FORD RANGER '92, 4 cyl.,
great on gas, red, cd, tool
box, $1500 or best offer.

FORD BRONCO 1985 6 cyl.,
4 spd., 79K org. mis. Needs
paint. Good condition. $2500
4WD, Northern car. High mi.
Runs, Some rust $800

1993 56" flattop sleeper,
350 cap. Call 239-229-6640

HAULMARK '05, Enclosed
trailer, 6'x12' Like new.
$2400. (863)467-5263
Gooseneck, 4 new tires,
wood slates need replacing.
$400 neg (863)443-6427
or best offer. (863)675-8937

CARAVAN '95, 6 cyl, Seats
7, Good tires, Runs & look
good. Great mileage. $2300
or best offer. (863)675-3299
CHEVY VAN '96 1 ton G30
work van, $2000

Public Notices

JANUARY 19,2008 @9:00OAM
2001 CHEV
JANUARY 23,2008 @ 9:OOAM
1999 CHEV VIN#

FEBRUARY 3,2008 @ 9:00AM
255487 CB 1/10/081
REPAIR gives -notice of intent to sell
said vehicle on January 17, 2008,
10:00 a.m. at: 40 Industrial Loop, La-
Belle, FL 33935 pursuant to subsec-
tion 713.585 of lthe Florida Statutes.
PRO AUTO REPAIR reserves the right
to accept or reject any and/or all bids.
1904 Cadillac
254875 CB 1/10/08
Pursuant to Chapter 298.12, Forida Stat-
utes, a meeting of landowners of BAR-
be held at 3:00 PM., 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-
ors and review annual reports.
Landowners may cast one vote for each
acre or fraction thereof owned, either
in person or by proxy. Proxy forms are
available by calling 0863-675-0346.
The Board of Supervisors will meet im-
mediately after adjournment of the
Landowners' Meeting.
This meeting is open to the public.
Mark Colbert, Chairman
254777 CB/CGS 1/3,10/08


City of LaBelle, FL The City of LaBelle, Florida will accept sealed bids for the milling
and resurfacing of Bridge Street from the intersection at Cowboy Way northward
for a distance of approximately 3.500 lineal feet An additional 3,500 SY of base
rock will also be milled at designated locations in the roadbed, and replaced with
base asphalt. Additionally, a second phase of work may include constructing a
right turn lane at the intersection of Cowboy Way and Bridge Street, The City of
Labelle will reserve the right to cancel, modify, or change the turn lane phase or
second phase as needed to adhere to budgetary constraints without penalty to ei-
ther the contractor or itself.
A mandatory pre-bid conference will be held January 16th, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. at
the Labelle City Hall, 481 Hicpochee Ave, Labelle, F 33935.
Bids shall be submitted an later than 1000 am. February 6th. 200. attention
'Mike Boyle, City of Labelle Building Department, 481 Hicpochee Ave, Labelle, F.
33935. Bids will be opened and reviewed February 6th, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. and
the bid will be awarded at the regular Labelle City Commission meeting at 7:00
p.m. February 14th, 2008
Copies of the contract documents may be obtained at the offices of AIM Engineering
and Surveying Inc., 5300 Lee Boulevard, Lehigh Acres, FL 33971 upon payment
of $50.00 for each set. Make checks payable to AIM Engineering & Surveying,
255437 CB 1/10,17/080____________

Birth defects



TALLAHASSEE -- The Florida De-
partment of Health (DOH) acknowl-
edges January as National Birth De-
fects Prevention Month and Jan. 7-14,
as National Folic Acid Awareness
Week. DOH recognizes the severe
impact birth defects have on Florida's
families and children. Each year, birth
defects affect one in 33 newborns in
Florida, are one of the leading causes
of infant mortality, and contribute sig-
nificantly to long-term disabilities.
"Babies born with birth defects
and related deficiencies are a seri-
ous matter in Florida and around the
world," said DOH Deputy Secretary
of Children's Medical Services Joseph
Chiaro, M.D., FAAP. "Our surveillance
program allows us to monitor the
numbers and types of birth defects
that are occurring so we can develop
prevention, intervention and referral
programs to assist affected individu-
als, families and their health care pro-
Some commonly occurring birth
defects include:
Congenital Heart Defects: dis-
orders of the heart present at birth,
which affect about one in 100-200 ba-
Chromosomal Abnormalities:.
disorders involving chromosomes, af-
fecting about one in 200 babies;
Orofacial Clefts: disorders of the
lip and/or roof of the mouth, affecting
about one in 700-1,000 babies;
Neural Tube Defects (NTDs):
disorders of the spine (spina bifida)
and brain (anencephaly) which affect
about one in 1,000 pregnancies.
Spina bifida and anencephaly are
serious birth defects. In 2004, approxi-
mately 73 infants in Florida were born
with NTDs. To reduce this number,
women who are capable of becoming
pregnant should have 400 micrograms
of the B vitamin folic acid every day.
Since NTDs occur early in pregnancy,
before many women know they are
pregnant, women should take folic
acid before becoming pregnant and
continue during early pregnancy. Folic
acid can be obtained from multivita-
mins, dietary supplements and forti-
fied foods, in addition to eating a diet
containing folate-rich foods such as
spinach and other dark leafy greens,
beans and peas.

UPSIZING: The market value of your new homestead property is greater
than your old homestead property.

S/1- r-lH-BE lT

$ 250,000
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$ 165,000

$ 1,500,000
$ 800.000

$ 700,000

$ 350,000 FORWARD UPTO
$ 85,000

$ 265,000

$ 2,500,000
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$ 2,000,000

DOWNSIZING: The market value of the new homestead property is less
than the old homestead property.




SOH BENEFIT 85,000 64,600
ASSESSED VALUE 265,000 200,400

MARKET VALUE 2,500,000 2,000,000
SOH BENEFIT 800,000 500,000




Next week, in Part 3 we will discuss"Tangible Personal Property"

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Upcoming Events

Auditions for
talent show set

Do you sing, dance, juggle, play
an instrument, have a band, etc.? WE
WANT YOU! Auditions will be held on
Saturday, Jan. 12, from 9:30 a.m. until
noon, Firehouse Cultural Center, 241 N.
Bridge St., LaBelle. Questions or need to
audition another time, call Donna (863)
675-2993. Rehearsal schedule will be
discussed. Performances Feb. 7-10 and

Benefit yard sale planned
The City of LaBelle's Relay for Life
Team will be holding a Yard Sale at City
Hall on Saturday, Jan. 12, from 8 a.m.
until noon.
Please stop by, many bargains will
be available. All proceed go to the
American Cancer Society.

Hendry County
Republican Invitation
Hendry County residents are cor-
dially invited to a meeting of Hendry
County Republicans to be held at the
McDonalds Corporate Offices in LaBelle
on Monday, Jan. 14at 7 p.m.
Our guest speaker is Hal Valeche,
Candidate for Congressional District
Office 16 and the public is invited. Call
(863) 675-4063 for more information

FHREDI meeting planned
A public meeting of the Florida's
Heartland Rural Economic Develop-
ment Initiative, Inc. Board of Directors
and Florida's Freshwater Frontier Board
will take place on Monday, Jan. 14 at 10
a.m. at the Highlands County Agri-Civic
Center, 4509 George Boulevard, Sebring
in Conference Room 1.
All interested persons are invited to
attend. One or more county commis-
sioners may be present at the meeting.
For more information, please contact
Lynn Topel at (863) 385-4900.
The Board Meeting will be preceded
by a Transportation Committee Meeting
in Conference Room 3 at 8:30 a.m.

Evening of
appreciation offered
, On Jan. 14, at 6 p.m. the staff of the
LaBelle Salvation Army will host an
evening of appreciation for all volun-
teers and bell ringers of this year with a
meal and appreciation certificates. This
event will be held at the Carlson Memo-
rial United Methodist Church. For more
information contact the office at (863)
674-1441. Thank you and God bless you
all for another good year.

Dr. Richard Raid to
speak at Audubon
Hendry/Glades Audubon will meet
Monday Jan. 14, at 7 p. m. at the Coopera-
tive Extension, Dallas Townsend Building
1085 Pratt Blvd. in LaBelle.
Dr. Richard Raid, currently a Profes-
sor of Plant Pathology at the Everglades
Research and Education Center in Belle
Glade, will present a program on "Inva,
sive Species: Their Role as Nesting Habitat
and the Consequences of Their Remov-
al". Since 1994, Dr. Raid has worked with
a program utilizing barn owls for sustain-
able rodent control in the Everglades Agri-
cultural Area of south Florida.
For information call: Steve Buczynski,
Chapter President (863) 902-0856 or Mar-
garet England (863) 674-0695 sta5bird-

Widow's Support group
plan to meet
Widow's Support Group will meet at
Flora & Ella's Restaurant Jan 17, at 11:30
a.m. for lunch. All widows welcome

MLK March coming up
The annual Martin Luther King Jr.
March begins at 10 a.m. on Sunday, Jan.
20, at the corner of Martin Luther King
and Cowboy Way. The entire community
is welcome.

Join the fun with
the 'Cemetery Club'
Menchell is a touching yet humorous play
involving three Jewish widows and Sam,
the Butcher, also widowed. The cast: Ida
- Nancy McGlassan; Lucille Barb Costa;
Doris Janice Groves; Sam Robert Butts;
Mildred Barbara Miller; Terri Lazar Di-
recting. Performances will be Jan. 17, 18,
19, 20 and Jan. 24, 25, 26, 27 at 7 p.m.
ThursYFriSat.; 2: p.m. Sun. $12 reserva-
tion/$14 door; (863)-675-3066; Firehouse
Cultural Center, Inc., 241 N. Bridge St.,

Do you believe in magic?
ERT LIVE at the Firehouse Cultural Center.
Call FCC at (863) 675-3066 for this fantas-
tic comedy, magic and illusion show filled
with laughter, wonder, thrills and amaze-
ment. Three days only: Thurs., Jan 31; Fri.,
Feb 1, Sat., Feb 2 at 7 p.m. All seats $10
each for this special performance at FCC,
241 N. Bridge St., LaBelle.

Newspaper welcomes
community news
Publicize special events in the Ca-
loosa Belle. Email community news to and post your

news online at

Downtown workshop set
Stakeholders are invited to take
part in the Jan. 17, Downtown LaBelle
Workshop at the civic center from 9
a.m. till noon. The session will spe-
cifically address transportation issues
as well as three elements: analyzing
stakeholders' input; a presentation of
the Planning, Design and Engineering
process by DOT; and transportation
concepts proposed vs. what is realis-

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 Cen-
ter will plan and produce a Sudoku
tournament for local players if there
is sufficient interest. We need a mini-
mum of 100 contestants in order to ef-
fectively 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 con-
tact each of you and confirm the time
and place for our tournament. All pro-
ceeds will benefit the Hendry-Glades
Mental Health Clinic's mortgage fund
raising effort. Call (863) 983-1423
(Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.) to
confirm your interest.

Calling contestants
The Swamp Cabbage Festival
Queen and Princess pageants will
hold practices for the 2008 scholarship
pageant on Sundays at 2 p.m. Meet-
ings will be held at 975 Ft Thompson
Ave. in Labelle.
All girls ages 13-22 are invited to at-
tend. Please call Cathryn at (863) 673-
1264 for directions or information.

Plan for Earth Day now
Earth Day will be celebrated in La-
Belle on Saturday, April 26, in the La-
Belle Nature Park. If you would like to
be involved in this celebration, please
call Phill Pelletier at (863) 675-5347.

General information

New residents benefit
from homestead
Kristina A. Kulpa, Hendry County
Property Appraiser, announces that
property owners who have established
a new residence in Hendry County, or

have changed ownership in any man-
ner must make a new application 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 in-
formation, visit our website at www. 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.

Safety information
for the elderly
"Elder Update" is free to elder Flo-
ridians and provides lots of good safety
and preparedness information, (hur-
ricanes, 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, Tallahas-
see, FL 32314-6750 (Allow 8-10 weeks
to receive the first issue).

Veterans of WW II sought
If you served in the military and
participated in the landing at Norman-
dy and/or contributed to the liberation
of France, during the period June 6,
1944-May 8, 1945, please contact the
Hendry County Veteran Service Office
in LaBelle: (863) 675-5250 or in Clew-
iston: (863) 983-1491.

Volunteers sought
for watch program
Port LaBelle Unit 4 Homeown-
ers interested in participating the the
Community Watch program are asked
to please contact the office for more
information at (863) 675-4168.

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

Classes offered at
LaBelle Adult School
The LaBelle Adult School will be
offering, Conversational Spanish class
on Mondays and Wednesdays, Com-
puter/Business Class on Tuesdays and
Sub Teacher Class on Thursdays
Sign up at the LaBelle Adult School
for the New Winter Term. If you have
any question please contact the La-
Belle Adult School @ 674.4118 for
more info. Thank you for your time
and consideration.

Last week I told you what the benefits of Save our Homes were and
what amendment 1, if passed, will do for the Florida property owner.
This week I would like to give you a couple of examples of how
"Portability' will work.



14 Caloosa Belle, Thursday, January 10, 2008

Homemade soup has medicinal value

For centuries, chicken soup
has been prescribed as a home
remedy for colds and flu. In stud-
ies conducted over the past three
decades, modern science has
confirmed chicken soup actually
has medicinal value.
A study at the University Of
Nebraska Medical Center found
chicken soup reduced inflamma-
tion and acted as a natural de-
congestant. A study at the UCLA
School of Medicine found that
cysteine, an amino acid released
from chicken in cooking, acts
much like the drug acetylcysteine,
which is prescribed for respiratory
problems. A 1978 study published
in the medical journal "Chest"
found that sipping chicken soup
helps clear up congestion.
Most recently, a study by the
USDA found that viruses are more
likely to attack people whose diet
lacks the nutrients vitamin E and
selenium -- found in garlic.
Many ingredients in chicken
soup have medicinal value.
Chicken provides protein to
help strengthen the body. It also
contains a substance, which
makes it easier to sleep. Sleep is
often the best thing for a sick per-
son. Vegetables in the soup car-
rots, parsley, celery, onions, and
parsnips provide vitamins and
nutrients. Many of these ingredi-
ents also contain substances that
help fight the flu.
Garlic contains substances
that help lower cholesterol, lower
blood pressure and kill bacteria.
Sage contains a substance,
which soothes a sore throat.
Thyme contains a natural de-


with Katrina Elsken

Celery and carrots are natu-
rally soothing to digestion.
Parsley is also soothing to the
Onions contain a substance
that helps break up chest conges-
Parsnips contain a substance
that is soothing to a sore throat.
While most versions of chicken
soup are good for treating colds
and flu, researchers found the
homemade versions with lots of
chicken, garlic and onions are
the most potent.
Good chicken soup starts with
lots of chicken.
Some people who are worried
about fat intake make the mis-
take of trying to make soup from
boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- and then are disappointed that
the soup lacks flavor. For chicken
soup, you need a whole chicken
- bones and all. The dark meat
and the bones add flavor and nu-
trients. Do not worry about the
fat. When the stock cools, you can
easily skim off the fat.
I use a whole chicken, plus a
few extra chicken breasts.
First, I make the chicken stock.
I chop up a head of celery, six

cloves of garlic, two large yellow
onions, six carrots, a small bunch
of parsley, fresh sage (about half
a cup, chopped), fresh thyme
(about one-fourth cup, chopped)
and three large parsnips.
In a large stewpot, I saute
these vegetables and herbs in ol-
ive oil until the celery and onions
are tender.
I then add the chicken, sprin-
kle it with about one teaspoon salt
and half a teaspoon pepper, add
enough liquid (water or chicken
broth) to completely cover the
chicken, bring it to a boil, then
turn it down to simmer, cover
the pot and let it cook until the
chicken falls off the bones about
three hours.
At this point, the vegetables
will be mushy. That does not mat-
ter. All of the nutrition is in the
stock anyway.
I put a colander over a large
glass pot (I use the liner that goes
into a crock-pot heating unit) and
strain all of the stock into the glass
pot to cool. (I use glass because
I want to put in the refrigerator.)
I let the chicken cool slightly so I
do not burn my fingers, and then
bone it out. The meat goes into
the glass pot with the stock. I let
it cool and then put it in the re-
frigerator. The bones and all the
mushy vegetables go back into
the original pot. I put back in just
enough stock to cover the mixture
of bones and vegetables, bring it
to a boil, and lower the heat to
simmer again. I simmer the bones
and mushy vegetables for another
two to three hours, then strain
this mixture, saving this stock.

The bones and mushy vegetable
hulls are discarded. I let this ad-
ditional stock cool and then add
it to the rest of my chicken and
stock in the refrigerator. The next
day, I scoop the fat off the top and
discard it. (I mix it with the cats'
dinner. They love it.)
Because I use the bones, the
cooled stock will be like gelatin.
This is because it contains the nu-
trients from the bones including
calcium. (If you want to maximize
the amount of calcium in the soup,
add two tablespoons of lemon
juice or vinegar to the pot when
you are cooking the bones.)
The next day,. I saut6 more veg-
etables in olive oil finely chopped
carrots, celery, onions, parsnips
and parsley. I don't like mushy
vegetables so I only make enough
for the soup we will be eating
that day. When the vegetables are
tender, I add stock and chicken
from the glass pot (just enough
to make soup for that day), heat it
thoroughly and season to taste. If
you like noodles, rice or potatoes
in your soup, you can add them
at this time and simmer until they
are cooked. If we aren't going to
use all the stock in a few days, I
can freeze some of the stock and
meat for future meals.
This seems like a lot of soup,
but at my house it seems to dis-
appear pretty quickly. It is low in
fat and calories and packed with
nutrition, so it is a guilt-free treat.
And if you have a cold or the flu, it
really is "good for what ails you."
If you would like to share a home
remedy or have a heath or nutrition
question, email Katrina Elsken at

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