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Publication Date: January 17, 2008
Copyright Date: 2008
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Pet Fest Saturday

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Delivering Western Hendry County's Ni

News In Brief

Water restrictions
New watering regulations
went into effect Jan. 15. Resi-
dents may only water on day
per week, either 4-8 a.m. or 4-8

Forum scheduled
plans for Lake 0
Lake Okeechobee: Headwa-
ters of the Everglades A 'Deci-
sion Makers Forum' exploring
the challenges of managing the
lake as a multi-use natural re-
source. The forum will be held
at the Dolly Hand Cultural Arts
Center in Belle Glade ori Jail.
The "program will. include
presentations on the role and
state of the lake. A facilitated di-
alogue among federal and state
officials and local civic leaders
will examine the challenges pre-
sented by the multiple roles the
lake is asked to fulfill, to iden-
tify the unanticipated impacts
of management decisions on
the communities surrounding
the lake and avenues of coop-
eration, and to elicit new ideas.
The program will conclude
with presentations showcasing
and discussing some of the lo-
cal efforts now being made to
build and diversify the regional
economy. Contact: Martha Mus-
grove (561) 965-9409 or mailto:

workshop set
Stakeholders are invited to
take part in the Jan. 17, Down-
town LaBelle Workshop at
the civic center from 9 a.m. till
noon. The session will specifi-
cally address transportation is-
sues as well as three elements:
analyzing stakeholders' input;
a presentation of the Planning,
Design arid Engineering pro-
cess by DOT; and transportation
concepts proposed vs. what is

Cancer Society to
host'Car Smash!'
Come on out on Saturday,
Jan. 19, from 2 until 5 p.m. and
help us smash the car to raise
funds for a good cause, There
will be pony rides, (provided,
by Right Path Riders),.pictures,
face-painting and a clown for
the kids. All proceeds will ben-
efit the American Cancer Soci-
The event will take place at
Langford Ford, 851 South Main
Street, LaBelle. The event is
sponsored and hosted by the
American Cancer Society "Re-
lay for Life Team Amy's Auto

Event to benefit
Relay for Life
Come to a huge yard and
bake sale Saturday, Jan. 19, at
the VFW Post 10100 on Hwy.
29S next to the rodeo grounds.
All items will be displayed in-
side the building. There will be
something for everyone. Doors
open at 7 a.m. All proceeds will
go to the Relay for Life.

MLK March
coming up
The annual Martin Luther
King Jr. March begins at 10 a.m.
on Sunday, Jan. 21, at the cor-
ner of Martin Luther King and
Cowboy Way. The entire com-
munity is welcome.
See Page 2 for information about
howto contact the newspaper.

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Amendment: Is it tax relief?

By Patty Brant
Caloosa Belle
"There still may be a need
for tax reform, but this should
provide some tax relief," Hendry
County Property Appraiser Kris-
tina Kulpa said of the proposed
constitutional amendment on
the Jan. 29 special ballot. In fact,
early voting has already begun
on the combination Presidential
Preference Primary and Florida
Property Tax Constitutional
For Hendry County officials,
though, the prospect of this

amendment passing has grim
consequences. Just counting
the proposed Homestead and
new Tangible Personal Property
exemptions, the county is look-
ing at some $900,000 in revenue
loss. Remember, this figure is
predicated on an incomplete tax
role for 2008. With the county's
tax role shrinking, this figure can
expected to change as well.
Agreeing that the amendment
is very confusing, Ms. Kulpa said
the Legislature's idea was to
diminish the inequity between
what taxpayers were paying on

homesteaded and non-home-
steaded properties in recent
If passed, the proposed
amendment would double the
current $25,000 Homestead
Exemption on residences to
$50,000 but only on those
with a taxable value of up to
$75,000. The additional $25,000
exemption would apply to the
assessed value between $50,000
and $75,000. Also, currently, the
$25,000 Homestead Exemption
applies to all property taxes. The
additional $25,000 exemption

Lucy's Angels: Trying to fill a void

Galoosa Belle/Panty Brant
Front row, seated from left: Treasurer Alex Perez (holding Daniel), Lucy's mother and
President Judy Litt, Lucy's daughter and Secretary Amanda Perez. Back row from left:
Maribel Gonzalez, Blanca, Gonzali Vice President Diane Kuntz, Lucy's best friend
Sharon Dana, Sara Townsend and Kri&tina Kulpa. Cathy Burley is not pictured.

Keeping a memory alive
By Patty Brant
Caloosa Belle

Have you ever felt like you
had an angel watching over
you? There's an entire group of
them in LaBelle, cloaked under
the memory of one beautiful
Just 42 years old, Lucy Perez
died of breast cancer in 2000.
She found a lump in her breast
and had to fight for her life for
five years, through chemother-
apy, radiation and a lumpecto-
my even though there was no
real history of breast cancer in
her family.
For the past fewyears friends
and family have found a way to
work through their grief -- by
transforming themselves into
angels. "Lycy:s Angels."
Lucy's mother, Judy Litt,.
said she was amazed at her
daughter's funeral to hear so
many people acknowledge
how much Lucy meant to
them. Lucy was the family co-
ordinator at East Coast Migrant

Alex Perez passes out registration forms to marine lion-
zalez and Judy Litt.

Center; There were so many
stories, she said, everyone
wanted to tell her how Lucy af-
fected their life.
Using memorial donations

after Lucy's death, family arid
friends decided to form a group
to help keep others from los-
ing their loved ones to breast

See Angels Page 8

would not include school district
The Property Appraiser's Of-
fice estimates that, on average,
homeowners would save about
$626 off their tax bill.
According to Ms. Kulpa, the
big benefit in the proposed
amendment would be add-
ing portability to the Save Our
Homes cap on homesteaded
residences. SOH caps the annual
increase in property taxes on
homesteaded properties at three
percent. If you purchase a new
home of equal or higher value

than your current homesteaded
one, you could carry the SOH for
the entire value up to $500,000. If
you are downsizing your home,
a percentage would apply, de-
pending on the difference in
value of the two homes.
The Legislature also hoped
to alleviate some of the shifting
of the tax burden to businesses
in recent years. It would allow a
$25,000 exemption on Tangible
Personal Property (TTP) taxes
for businesses, which apply to
See Tax Page 2

Wal-Mart won't

come to LaBelle

By Patty Brant
Caloosa Belle
The city commissioners
learned at their regular Thurs-
day night meeting January
10 that Wal-Mart has decided
not to come to LaBelle at this
time. The serious downturn in
the economy apparently made
the Wal-Mart folks nervous al-
though the city had numerous
conferences with them over the
past three years, trying to per-
suade the retail giant to build
on a lot they had contracted on
SR 80W. However, there still are
not enough rooftops in the area
to satisfy Wal-Mart's planners.
f At Mayor Paul Puletti's re-
quest, the city commission
made the spelling of the city's
name official, once and for all.
It's "LaBelle" not La Belle or
Labelle or any other spelling.

The city's name can often be
found spelled in several dif-
ferent ways, even in the satne
document, contributing to con-
fusion that can hold up impor-
tant paperwork. Commissioner
Hilda Zimmerly's motion, sec-
onded by Commissioner Bob
Miller, passed unanimously, but
the board will reaffirm it with a
resolution next month so so it
can be easily referred to for any
future questions.
Aqua Isles
protests utility rates
Aqua Isles residents came
out en force to protest an in-
crease in the city's water bill
policy. People lied the walls -
of the commissioners' room at
city hall to vent their displeasure
in "having to pay for services
not received." With most Aqua
See Wal-Mart -.Page 12

Pendreys, Pelletier

are to be honored

SCF 2008 parade
route changes

By Patty Brant
Caloosa Belle
The 'Pioneer Family and
Grand Marshal for the 2008
Swarmp Cabbage Festival have
been announced. This year
the Pendrey family takes center
stage as pioneers. Phill Pelletier
will lead the parade as Grand
Marshal. He has been involved
in youth sports and recreation
in LaBelle for many years.
Pioneers John Willis Pendrey
and his wife, Lena Fitch Pendrey,
came to LaBelle from Alabama,

where he was a dentist serving
Florala and surrounding com-
munities. The family came to
LaBelle some time from 1920-
1925. Their son, Jimmy, worked
construction in the WPA during
the Depression and later took
to mechanic work, which he
continued all his life. He also
raised some cattle. He married
Louise Blount, who was born
and raised in LaBelle.
Parade route
The big news this year is
that the parade route has been
See SCF Page 2

From failures to success

WWII recollections Felda resident John Charlton
did his part. As a bomber pi-
of John Charlton lot, Mr. Charlton has many
first-hand memories of the war
By Patty Brant -some good, some bittersweet
Caloosa Belle and, certainly, some painful,.
but the 80+ year old pilot says
South Florida had a big role he has not dwelt on that period
in training warriors for World of his life. He continues to en-
War II, with training facili- joy his life, even still piloting his
ties as close as Clewiston and own small aircraft.
Buckingham. Hundreds of men Born in Savannah, in 1919
passed through this area, learn- his family moved to a small city
ing the skills that would help on Florida's east coast -- Fort
save their lives, their buddies' Lauderdale, population 8,000.
lives and win the war. He was bitten by the flying bug
Like thousands of others, early. Before the war he was

half owner of a small Taylor
Craft and did some private fly-
For years the U.S. had been
standing on the sidelines,
watching the Germans devour
Europe and the Japanese ex-
pand their empire throughout
the Pacific. That "spectator"
status changed on Dec. 7,
1941, when Pearl Harbor was
bombed. On Dec. 16, just nine
days after that devastating in-
troduction into the war, John
Charlton began his military
See WWII Page 2

Submitted photos Richard Foy had 15 kills flying
Felda resident John Charlton with the Eighth Air Force 357th
trained at Buckingham Gunnery Fighter Group, one of the six
School during World War II. top aces in the group.

2 Caloosa Belle, Thursday, January 17, 2008

Continued From Page 1
equipment, etc. This exemption
would apply to all village includ-
ing school districts.
In addition, if passed, the
owners with non-homesteaded or
non-agricultural property to bud-
get for their taxes better by lim-
iting to ten percent the amount
their assessment could jump in
one year. Eventually, the business
would be paying the full increase
in their assessment, but it would
smooth out the annual jumps,
she said. This feature would n6t
apply to school district assess-
ments. The base year would be

Continued From Page 1
The Americans were way be-
hind in military capability and so
new pilots were being pushed
through training, he recalls. New
planes were coming off the as-
sembly lines and they all needed
pilots. The Army Air Corps had to
struggle to keep up, he said.
He began training at Ben-
netsville, S.C., Sumpter, S.C. and
Moody Field in Valdosta for eight
months. Preflight ground school
lasted from Dec. 16, 1941, until
He also spent six months at
Buckingham Gunnery School in
what is now LeHigh Acres, where
turret gunners were trained for
the Army Air Force. Those first
years of training weren't very
pretty, Mr. Charlton said. A lot of
men and planes were lost before
training procedures improved.
While at Buckingham, he flew
half the day for fun, swapping du-
ties with other pilots so he could
fly ap AT6 -- "the finest plane ever
made," he said. He recalls flying
an AT6 home to Ft Lauderdale
every few months and being rep-
rimanded for a few unnecessary
acrobatics in the process. Once
he flew into the Navy base at Ft
Lauderdale where they also prac-
ticed short field landings. The
signalman thought' it was' a Navy

Continued From Page 1
+ changed. Florida Department of
Transportation left the commit-
tee little choice. FDOT refuses to
continue the parade to shut down
two major traffic arteries SR 80
and SR 29 for several hours.
The parade will form up on SR
29S near the fire department and
head north on Main Street. Look
for more exact details next week.
The Indian Rodeo is planned
for Friday night, Feb. 22, with bull
riding events at the rodeo grounds
on Saturday and Sunday.
This year the Nasgrass lawn-
mower races will be held at the
old BMX track off Cowboy Way.
The event begins Saturday after
the parade.
The Swamp Stomp 5K Run-
Walk will begin at 8:30 a.m. Sat-
urday, Feb. 23, before the parade.
Pre-registration is $22 by mail -
must be postmarked by Feb. 18.
Registration will be $25 on race
day (from 7-8 a.m.); $15 for those
under 18. You can also register
on line at www.ftmyerstrackclub.
com. All proceeds support the Ca-
loosa Humane'Society.
Early race packet pick up is
Friday, Feb. 22, at Southern Land,
700 S. Main Street between 9
a.m.-5 p.m.
The Swamp Stomp route has
also 'changed.. Runners start at
Lee Street, then go right onto Fort
Thompson Ave., right on N. Cy-
press take a right on Oklahoma,
right on Oak to a right on Lee, then
right on Fort Thompson again to
SR 80, right onto SR 80 and right
on Lee to finish just past Oklahdo'-
ma. (Note: the outside lane of SR

2008, to apply to 2009 taxes.
Mobile home owners who
do not own the land it is on, are
either required to buy a Depart-
ment of Motor Vehicles decal or
pay TTP as a tangible assessment.
They must also pay property taxes
on additions and extra features.
Owners would qualify for the
$25,000 benefit on those.
Acknowledging that the
amendment will probably pass,
the Property Appraiser's Office
is looking at a' huge extra burden
just to keep up with exemptions
for non-homesteaded properties.
Each will have to be filed -which
means forms will have to be pro-
duced and a property appraiser
employee will have to assist own-
ers in filling them out. At present,

SNJ coming in, virtually the same
plane as the AT6. Mr. Charlton
had everybody completely con-
fused when he made a short field
landing and turned off the runway
before reaching the signalman.
During his time off while at
Buckingham, he'd go to Fort My-
ers and to parties, sometimes
dated nurses. He said he'd drive
his 1938 Hudson down Gunnery
Road about eight miles east to SR
82, which at that time was just a
dirt road dying out at the double
curves. He'd go hunting or fishing
near where turret emplacements
were located on rails for targets.
He said he knew some of the
very best -- and worst -- B-17 pi-
lots of the war. He has some great
stories, to be sure, like the time
a friend, Richard Foy (kin to the
famed vaudeville family) was one
of the best. One story goes that
Foy was flying a training mission
over the Gulf and had a gunner in
the back practicing by shooting
into the water. A few pilot-impro-
vised aerobatics had the desired
effect, making the gunner sick as
they flew just south of the Sanibel
Bridge. Foy leveled off at about 75
feet and headed down the beach
so the trainee could shoot out
into the Gulf when he noticed the
gunner, a young lad, had left the
bottom off the box that caught
the brass casings (the' war was
on an everything possible was
recycled), allowing the casings
to fall into the water. He hollered

80 will be closed for runners from
Fort Thompson to Lee Street.)
For more information, call
Bonnie Denning at 239-229-1819'
eveningsor email her at bonnie@
Enjoy the second Annual
Legends of the Road Super
Cruise, hosted by the South Cen-
tral Florida Car Club, Saturday,
Feb. 23, from 9 am. till 4, p.m.
Muscle, antique and classic cars
are invited. The cars will be dis-
played along Fort Thompson Ave.
and Bronco Drive, which will be
blocked to through traffic. Regis-
tration forms to enter a car may
be found at the LaBelle Chamber
of Commerce or call 863-234-
You won't want to miss the big

there some 300 new applications
for exemptions waiting to be pro-
cessed. By the March 1 deadline,
employees expect that figure to
increase even more. In 2007, there
were 1,240 total applications.
Next year renewal notices will
have to be mailed to every par-
cel in the county some 36,000,
as opposed to about 8,000 being
mailed now. Property Appraisers
across the state will have to hire
personnel to help. Property Ap-
praisers are requesting that the
state make the exemption auto-
matic for all parcels.
County Administrator Wayne
O'Neal said if the amendment
passes, Hendry County expects
to lose some $892,000 in revenue
the first year. In 2009 that deficit

back to the kid several times over
the noise of the plane to close the
box, but he couldn't be heard. Fi-
nally Foy cut the engine and hol-
lered back, "Save your brass!"'
Apparently, the young man mis-
understood, because jumped out
of the plane with his parachute.
He was later picked up clinging to
a buoy, drying out his chute.
Another time Foy was in a
two-seater flying over US 41 be-
tween Fort Myers and Naples. In
those days it was a deserted road
and Foy would find some hapless
driver on the trail and fly over him
as low as he could, forcing the ve-
hicle off the road and into a ditch.
On one occasion a salesman re-
fused to be run off the road after
two or three .attempts, so Foy fi-
nally came so close; and put the
plane under so much stress, he
actually bent the plane and lost
parts before leaving the area. Not
intimidated, the salesman picked
up the fallen parts and went to the
commanding officer asking to see
"the guy that lost this."
A case for one of the worse pi-
lots: he recalls a pilot whose land-
ings were so rough an instructor
once, told him "It was God that
landed that airplane this time."
Mr. Charlton has authored and
co-authored several books chron-
icling his unit and their missions.
He served with the 782nd Bomber,
Squadron 465th Bomb Group sta-
tioned in Italy, hitting German
troops and supply depots for the

motorcycle show either. Bikers
will be showing off their pride and
joy at the Barron Library parking
lot Saturday. 'There will be lost
of excitement around the bikes,
so make a note to stop by. There
will also be a poker run Sunday,
Feb. 24. All proceeds benefit the
American Cancer Society.
Lee County Bass Anglers again
sponsor the SCF Bass Tourna-
ment Sunday, Feb. 24, from safe
light to weigh-in at 2 p.m. There is
a $70 entry fee per team, big bass
included. Pre-register by Feb. 14.
Mail your check to Rick Sellers at
4312 61h St. W, LeHigh Acres, FL
33971. Make checks payable to
Lee County Bass Anglers. Tourna-
ment day registration will be cash
only. For more information call

is expected to be about $1.1 mil-
lion; in 2010 $1.2 million. Current-
ly collecting ad valorem taxes at
just 6 mills, the county reduced its
millage to the bone in response to
public outcries over the explosion
of property values, and thus prop-
erty taxes, in recent years.
Hendry County has been gar-
nering just under $18 million
in property taxes per year, Mr.
O'Neal said, and has tightened its
budget about as much as it can.
State mandates restrict a number
.of services, so the county com-
missioners could be faced with
cutting up to 17 positions. Staff
is already stretched thin, he said,
so if that happens, the county will
have to find even more ways to
"do more with less," but added,
"There is no fat in the budget."

Russion front. Mr. Charlton and
many others like him eventually
shut down the German war ma-
History makes it all look pretty
easy, but Mr. Charlton said the
war brought "a lot more failures
than successes." You just couldn't
let the failures stop you. Today
people don't understand the atti-
tude in World War II. It truly was
"them or us," he recalls.
After the war, Mr. Charlton
tried a charter plan business, but
failed, then became a co-pilot for
National Airlines. He said he's
exactly the same person he was
before the war. Once back home,
he never gave his experiences
another thought. Then, 40 years
later, an old buddy found him and
he began to write down some of
his experiences, like the time an-
other group of planes accidentally.
flew into his formation. Miracu-
lously, they were all staggered just
far enough apart that the second
grouping flew through them like
shuffling a deck of cards. He said
it was the scariest event of the war
for him. One tiny miscue would
have spelled disaster, and there
was nowhere to go but down.
John Charlton was just 21
years, old going into the service,
but a ripe old 25 when he led
bombing formations in 1944 and
'45. He believes his age -- a few
years more than many of those he
served with -- was a factor in his

Jimmy Frank at 239-872-3306.
The SCF committee is meeting
at 6:30 p.m. in the commission-
ers' room at LaBelle City-Hall ev-
ery Monday until the festival. The
public is welcome.

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Caloosa Belle, Thursday, January 17, 2008 3

It's back! Pet Fest this Saturday Kiwanis welcomes new members

The LaBelle Woman's Club in-
vites the community to it second
annual Pet Fest Saturday, Jan. 19.
This is the follow up to last year's
very successful event. From 10
a.m. until 3 p.m. Barron Park will
be chock full of events dedicated
to animal lovers.
All proceeds are donated
back to the pet community. The
members of the Woman's Club
are working toward several goals
related to animals and their well-
being. This year the club is part-
nering with the City of LaBelle to
obtain a pet park. Members are
also committed to helping the
Hendry County Sheriff's Office
obtain a new K-9 dog. The public
will be able to donate to the cause
Saturday at a special display.
Here is the event agenda:
10:00: Blessing of the animals
followed by the pet parade and
11:00-11:30: presentation of
prizes to winners of the poster
11:30: demonstration on obe-
dience training by Tom Relic '
12:30: demonstration by Van-
ishing Species Wildlife
1:30: K-9 demonstration by

Caloosa Belle/Patty Brant
Not all pets are furry and playful. Preferences run the gamut
including lizards like this one. This young man overcame his
fear at last year's Pet Fest to reach out and pet this unusual
creature. Look for more opportunities to see and in some
cases interact with all sorts of creatures this Saturday.

Hendry County Sheriff's Depart-
2:45: drawings for our many
raffle baskets
The park will be filled with fun
things to do. Here are some of the

things you can expect to see: sev-
eral rescue groups; games; face
painting; food vendors; pet pho-
tos; a pet psychic and Reiki mas-
ter; vendors; ear cleaning and nail


United Way announces final push towards goal

LABELLE -- The goal for the
United Way of Hendry & Glades
campaign is $180,000, and with
early results, the campaign is
at $136,700 or 78 percent of the
"I would like to thank the gen-
erous organizations and individu-
als who have already contributed
to the campaign," said Michael
Talaga, United Way Campaign
Chair and Senior Vice-President,
Human Resources and Informa-
tion Technology for Alico, Inc.
The early results include Alico,
Inc. with their first United Way
campaign that raised over $8,900;
$40,000 from Hilliard Brothers;
$20,000 from the Hendry County Mike TE
School District; $20,000 from the co, Inc.
Bonita Bay Group; $5,300 from live and
Lykes Brothers; $5,000 from The "We
Health Department; and $4,260 partners
from the employees of Southern Hendry
Garden & Citrus. meeting
"There's such a need in the paign Go
community and as leaders here cies will
locally, we want to give back to more pe
help make the community a bet- said Cliff
ter' -i)if e&eryofne," /ifd' M' dent. ,
Talaga. "Wit4,tyr 22per on o A loc
the goal to go, we are going to agencies
need everyone's help in the com- ceive fu:
munity so we can continue to United \
help people right here where we fundraisi

Courtesy photos
ilaga, Volunteer Chair and Senior Vice-President, Ali-

are so pleased with the
agencies that we have in
and Glades Counties. By
the United Way Cam-
oal, we hope these agen-
I be able to assist even
ople in the coming year,"
TSmith, United Way Presi-
al network of thirtyrfour
and programs will re-
nds from the 2007-2008
Way of Hendry & Glades
ing campaign. These

agencies include: The Salvation
Army, the Children's Advocacy
Center, Child Care of Southwest
Florida, Healthy Families and
many others. This network serves
a diverse range of needs nurtur-
ing children and youth, strength-
ening families, meeting critical
needs such as helping the elderly
and disabled, ,iv e,independently,,
and empowering,,P communities,
by bringing health and human
services to neighborhoods. The
network of United Way agencies
helped over 21,000 people in

Hendry and Glades Counties last
Extensive volunteer involve-
ment allows the United Way to
keep fundraising costs extremely
low, and community volunteers
evaluate agency performance
and thoroughly study agency
budgets and programs to make
sure United Way dollars are spent
efficiently and with impact. All
money raised through the United
Way of Hendry and Glades Coun-
ties campaign remains in the
Hendry and Glades area aiding
members of the community who
really need the help.
In addition to raising funds
for human service organizations
in our community, the United
Way promotes partnerships and
collaborations among agencies,
helping them to work together
focusing on issues and solutions
that continue to improve lives.
If you would like to make a
donation please call (863) 675-
8383 or (239) 433-2000x226 or
visit A
fundraiser event, Love Rocks, is
also planned for Feb. 16.:t its an'
evening of food', funv and danc-e
ing under the stars at The Bar-
ron House. Tickets are available
for $50 per person by calling the
number above.

Pledges help in outfitting recovery center facility

Southwest Florida Addiction
Services (SWFAS) received a
boost to its capital campaign this
week with the announcement of
two pledges from First Communi-
ty Bank of Southwest Florida and
Oswald, Trippe and Company to
support construction of SWFAS'
new Detoxification Center and
Outpatient Treatment Facility
First Community Bank pledged
$25,000 to help equip the dining
room, which will be named in the
bank's honor.
Oswald, Trippe and Company
pledged $20,000 to fund the con-
ference room of the Outpatient
Treatment Facility, which will be
named in their honor.
"We are very grateful to First.
Community Bank and Oswald,
Trippe and Company for recog-
nizing the importance of provid-
ing treatment for residents with
the chronic disease of addiction,
which impacts one in five people
in our community. This is an is-

sue that impacts every segment
of our community, and they are
both stepping up to help respond
to this need," said SWFAS CEO
Kevin B. Lewis.
SWFAS now has raised more
than $5.7 million toward the $9.5
million cost of the new facility.
Other major gifts have been re-
ceived from the Lee County Com-
mission, State Housing Initiatives
Program (SHIP), U. S. Department
of Health & Human Services, The
Kleist Family Foundation, Jim and
Donna Sublett, Southwest Florida
Community Foundation, Lee Me-
morial Health System, and the
Gannett Foundation.
"There isn't a day that passes
that we aren't forced to turn away
people in need of immediate de-
toxification because there are no
beds available," Mr. Lewis said.
"Each day the headlines tell the
stories of tragedies associated
with untreated substance use dis-
orders, and these consequences
will .continue until we can re-

spond to this unmet need."
While the population at risk
has nearly tripled in the past 20
years, Mr. Lewis said the num-
ber of detox beds has decreased
from 28 beds in 1984 to 25 beds in
2007, due to the lack of resources
to treat this chronic disease.
"Families need a place to turn
in times of crisis," Mr. Lewis said.
"The Board of Directors is acutely
aware of this need and is commit-
ted to raising the money needed
to build a new facility."
The new 40-bed .Detoxifica-
tion Center will be built on land
on Evans Avenue donated by the
City of Fort Myers under a long-
term lease. The four-acre parcel
formerly was the home of the Fort
Myers Recreation Center adjacent
to Southwest Regional Medical,
The planned 44,000 square
foot facility also will include room
for outpatient counseling and
prevention offices now located
on McGregor Boulevard as well

as administrative staff.
The SWFAS Board of Directors
and Capital Campaign Cabinet
currently are requesting funding
from local individuals, business-
es, and foundations to help with
the project.
SWFAS plans to break ground
later in February with comple-
tion one year later. They are the
largest and oldest comprehensive
substance abuse treatment and
prevention program in Southwest
Florida, serving 6,000 people
per year from ages 9 to 90, of-
fering outpatient and residential
programs for both adults and
youngsters from eight locations
in Southwest Florida. Fees are
charged on.a sliding scale, based
on family income. In many cases,
private insurance is accepted.
SWFAS is a United Way agency .
For more information about
the SWFAS capital campaign or to
make a gift to SWFAS, visit www.

Arlene Bettencourt, spon-
sored by President Nikki Yea-
ger, and Dr. Jeff Zimmerman,
sponsored by Beatryce Waters,
were inducted into Kiwanis by
Division 19 Lt. Governor Terry
Luster. Arlene comes from Cape
Coral daily to be the Resource
Development Coordinator for
the Child Care of Southwest Flor-
ida, Inc. and United Way. She is
excited to be associated with an
international organization dedi-
cated to changing the world one
child and one community at a
time. Dr. Jeff Zimmerman is the
Pastor of Grace Baptist Church
in LaBelle. He adds strength and
enthusiasm to Kiwanis.
Kiwanis meets every Tues-
day morning at 7 a.m. at Flora &
Ella's Restaurant. Any and every-
one are welcome and invited to
join us for a meeting and learn
more about Kiwanis. If you are a
Kiwanian winter resident, come
join in the fun and projects while
you are here. For more infor-
mation, call Dawn at the Thrift
Store, (863) 675-4043 or Nikki at
(239) 564-2005.

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The Caloosa Belle would
like to extend "Happy Birthday"
wishes to our readers celebrating
birthdays during the week of Jan.
Happy Birthday to:
Jan. 17: Myles Wilkerson,
Sherry Carpentar, Robert George,
Mary Lu Edgar, Janet Schriver,
Marie Gaskins, MaDonna Juarez,
Danny J. Powers, Kimberly Denise
Jan. 18: Norman Fort, Earl
White, Hudson Graham, III,
Vernon Ford, Lisa Walker, Grace
Guadiz, LeAnn Hall, Frdd Bianco,
Diana Puente, Loren Bischel,
Bethany Ruble, Tammy Perez,
Teddy Anderson;
Jan. 19: Linda Howard,
Kenneth Rathburn, Reuben
Deese, Carl Nelson, Kevin Tucker,
Jay Whidden, Bob Milliren,
Angela Hill, Kathy Happle, Cassie
Shivers, Jennifer Guadiz, Meri
Schneider, Carolyn Calfee Green,
Tony Rogers, Carrie Lee Lehman,
Joshua Smith, Rory Deese, Bobby
Jones, Lynn Howard, Celina
Rodriguez, Pat Hattaway;
Jan. 20: Randy Townsend,
John Charlton, Jason DuPree,
Phylis Ann Hughes, Sandy Steed,
Rae Cohen, Robin Bailey, Morris
Cohen, Jason Church, John
Michael Roberts, Alma Taylor, Patti
Bryan, Louisa Jacobs McLymont;
Jan. 21: Fran Spencer, Ronald
Harris, William Miller, Jay Foote,
Jaunne Howard, Martha Jayne
Gourley, Shurtz Harrell, Bridgett
Townsend, Marie Summerall,

Rhonda Wells, James Ray Nipper,
Amber Barnard, Wayne Dahlgren,
Brett Hoeppner, Ricardo
Rodriguez, Brian Crumb;
Jan. 22: Robert Cross, Eddie
lee Tanner, Garfield Tibbetts,
Karen Greer, Rose Mason, Richard
Miller, Linda Evans, Charles
Reynolds, Jr., Joshua Roberts,
Jason Howell, Matt Ballard, Robert
Lee Herrera, Jr., Carla Pratko
Jan. 23: Marie Peers, Wayne
Summerall, Flora Cross, Tommy
Jones, Chris Robbins, Levi Knox,
Glend Gaskins, Beverly Schram,
Kevin Anderson, Billy Villegas;
Jan. 24: Steve Watkins, Buddy
Messer, Donna Howard, Olivia
Bough, Josie Colson, Sandra
Carlton, Stephanie Snyder, Jeanie
Cottom, Francisco Gonzalez,
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Sue Stumpf.
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Letter to the Editor

Giving back -
perfection in Hendry
Are you getting the feeling like
I am that the constant pressure
being exerted at all levels of soci-
ety for perfection has reached the
point where a "time out" needs to
be called. Most predominant, at
least from a visibility standpoint
is, the pressure being placed on
sports participation. Starting with
T-ball and culminating in college
recruitment, where and when will
fun ever make it's way back into
the matrix of playing "sports?"
Back when "sports" was con-
sidered a "physical or recreation-
al activity", there was time and
room for fun based on whether
you were a second baseman or
they used you as second base.
Winning and losing were inter-
changeable without the fear of
being banished to a desert isle if
you lost, as long as you, played to
the level of your ability while giv-
ing it all you had.
After reflecting on this "perfec-
tion" phobia, I have come to the
conclusion that although it would
be easy to blame money, I'm con-
vinced it goes deeper than that.
For instance, what about this "po-
litically correct" mania of "mak-
ing a difference" or "giving back"
mantras of our times?
I have used sports, thus far, to
only illustrate as simply as possi-
ble how inane the whole proposi-
tion actually translates into every
day, sociological issues. Those
nudging us into making a differ-
ence sociologically only makes
sense if you are convinced that
your being involved will have im-
proved a situation to where any
difference you might make would
be an improvement, after giving
back whatever it was that you
never took in the first place.
For example if you were serv-
ing food to the homeless, would
it make sense to review what has
happened to societies that have
legitimatized joblessness as an
occupation. In spite of millions of

dollars and hundreds of programs,
drunks and drug users continue to
prevail without anyone focusing
on how many other people are
influenced by their continuing co-
existence and example. Who's to
say that by studying cause and ef-
fect, some would still persist, but
who's to say that focusing and
thinking outside the box would
be anymore of a waste of time
and money, and might return
thinking to a meaningful role.
When it comes to giving back,
whom among you hasn't donated
blood, food, money, and books
to people you've never seen and
owe nothing. But how can we be
giving back what we never con-
sciously took from them in the
first place. .Now, if we were to
be giving back to society at large,
in exchange for what society has
made available for us, this would
legitimatize giving back of the first
In a fair and balanced manner,
we could understand that equity
of giving by those individuals and
institutions who have preceded us
would be a fair and equitable ba-
sis for giving back. With this equi-
ty base being responsible for our
ability to progress and profit, but
unfortunately that is not reality to-
day where no spirit of gratitude or
loyalty exists in those urging us to
give back. Rather than accepting
the facts that patriotism and acts
of American institutional values
have been worthy and rewarding,
they instead of rewarding and
supporting resort to scoffing and
undermining tactics.
What's really missing in all this
is their inability and unwilling-
ness to give back the truth. The
long overdue- truth, which any
God fearing, responsible, true,
American citizen knows would
set them free. Now that's what I
call "giving back!"
T. W. Bill Neville
Hendry County Citizen &

Get the facts
Study Constitutional amend-
ments like letters received from
soldiers; read between the lines.
Why? The Constitution of the
State of Florida is the law estab-
lishing your rights to freedom and
liberty. The State wants to amend
them. George Washington in his
farewell address said:
"...resist -with care the spirit of
innovation upon its (the Consti-
tution) principles...One method
of assault may be to effect in the
form of Constitution alterations
which impair the energy of the
system, and thus to undermine
what can not be directly over-
thrown." Washington went on
to say:"..experience is the surest
standard by which to test the real
To understand the purpose
of this proposed Constitutional
property amendment (currently
on the Jan. 29 ballot), examine
the originating source of the Prop-
erty Tax Reform Committee and
the Taxation and Budget Reform
Commission. These commissions
were created in 2007 by Executive
Order 06-141, (by Jeb Bush, Of-
fice of the Governor, June 2006).
The intent is to fund the State and
-limit local government.
Did you know that SB 6D, Spe-
cial Election/Ad Valorem Taxa-
tion, was passed on 10/30/2007?
This bill creates a special election.
OOPS! According to Article X,
Section 5 of the Constitution of
the State of Florida, this bill has to
be submitted at a special election
held more that ninety days after
such filing. If the bill was sighed
by the Governor on 10/30/07,
how can it be submitted within
the prescribed rule of law in this
Article? Can it be submitted to the
custodian of state records before
it is passed by the House and Sen-
ate? Has the State superseded the
.Constitution? Is the Florida State
Legislature above the law?
SB (Senate Bill) 4 D, Ad va-
lorem Taxation, effective date
11/13/07 gives the Department of

Special friends
The staff and residents of
Kingshouse wish to thank
the following people for their
thoughtfulness this holiday
season: Girl Scouts sang carols;
Marie Russmann donated
books before Christmas time;
Community Christian School
donated gifts-and san-g carols;'
Carlson Memorial Church
sang carols; Taylor Alexander

performed clogging; American
Legion Auxiliary donated gifts;
Eastside Baptist Church sang
carols; Judy and Ina donated
flowers; two anonymous angels
donated gifts.
The time and .effort these
people put into their singing and
gifts, is very much appreciated by
our residents.
Again,' thank you ;rffmucTfdrf
the love that was shown.
Stafford and Annette King

Witches Brew

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 chop stick or
a popsicle stick.
If you keep a box of tissues on
the bathroom counter turn it up-
side down and punch a pushpin
in each corner of the bottom of
the box. Should the counter get
wet the box bottom won't.
Place an empty tissue box by
your dryer to dispose of 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?

Strength beyond our own stuff

By Dr. Les Morgan
Few of us would dare to say
we have everything we need.
Most would say they need more
money, more energy, or more
business, lf you, are in sales-nor
know of someone who is, you will
hear them say, "I wish I had some
more contacts for this new prod-
uct." School teachers would like
more resources to help them in
the classroom. Teenagers would
like more CD's of their favorite
band. Athletes would like more
speed in their particular sport.
Busy mothers of young children
would love to have half of the
"get-up-and-go" which their pre-
schoolers possess. We all need
something more, don't we?
How about strength in your
relationship with God? "Be strong
in the Lord" (Eph 6:10). What is
the gage reading in that area of
your life? Full and overflowing?
Less than half a tank? Bone dry,

ence." Perhaps this is why David,
toward the end of his life, chal-
lenged Solomon, his son with
these words: "I am about to go the
way of all the earth," he said. "So
be. strong, show.yourself;a man,,
and observe what the Lord your
God, requires: Walk' in' his ,ways,
and keep his decrees and com-
mands, so that you may prosper
in all you do, and wherever you
go" (1 Kings 2:2, 3). Power and
obedience go hand in hand.
When we are walking in obe-
dience there will be a noted rnatu-
rity in our faith. I once passed by a
church with a sign in the yard. It
read, "Bibles that are falling apart
usually belong to people who are
not." More than likely that is why
our Grandparents Bible is some
important to many of us.
Let's be honest. No person
can ever grow spiritually beyond
the quality of his or her own walk
with God. We need to grow deep
roots so that when the storms of

maybe? life rage, we can stand and having
To be strong in Christ can be done all, stand!
summed up in one word: obedi- Another result of obedience

is resiliency. Resiliency against
life's pressures develops in in-
ner strength. Mark Twain once
said, "Don't complain about your
problems. Eighty percent of the
people won't care. The other 20
percent will .think you deserve
them." Christians in China, when
faced with communist persecu-
tion, have a slogan: "Christian are
like nails. The harder you hit us
the deeper we go."
Dependency on God's power,
and not our won, is essential in
developing our faith. The first
step to gaining strength is to re-
alize your weakness. It is in our
weakness that we can see and
personalize God's strength. After
all, if we could pull it all together,
who would need God?
Here are ten words that
will change your life: "I can do
all things through Christ who
strengthens me" (Phil 4:13). It
actually redds, "Who pours his
strength in me."
We are to be strong "in the
Lord." The phrase, "in the Lord"
means in and through our vital

relationship with Jesus. Jesus
gave us a powerful illustration
that helps to communicate how
essential it is to depend of His
strength. In John 15 He talks
about the branch and the vice.
Just as the vine pours life 'and
strength into the branches, so
Christ pours his power into our
hearts (John 15:1-10). The branch
has only one responsibility to stay
connected to the vine! Through
prayer, Bible reading, praise and
fellowship with believers we stay
connected to Christ the vine. He
pours his resurrection power in
us so that we can overcome ev-
ery problem, every temptation
and every disappointment. So, be
strong in the Lord!
That is, of course, if you want
to know strength beyond your
won stuff. If not... well, you get
Dr. Les Morgan is pastor of
the Caloosa Baptist Church, lo-
cated 200 yards behind Flora &
Ella's on Highway 80.

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TALLAHASSEE -- The essential
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Locks of Love
Katie Whited grew her hair for two long years to donate to Locks of Love.
last Saturday at Susan's Salon in LaBelle. Her ponytail was 12 inches long.
donated her hair.

Submitted photo

She had it cut
Her mom also

Revenue the right to regulate the,
new amendment, if accepted by
the voters and adopt emergency
rules to provide for the assess-
ment of homestead property.....
handle all taxation, including Save,
Our Home assessments, double,
homestead exemptions and tax'
rolls. Have you read about this in,
the newspaper?
According to the Massachu-
setts Bill of Rights (1780), we,
the body politic (government) is;
formed as a voluntary association,
of individuals, it is a social com-*
pact by which the whole people,
covenants with each citizen,
and each citizen with the whole'
people that all shall be governed,
by certain laws for the common'
good. It is the job of the people.
to be the watchdog. The silent'
voice of the people is consent to,
our representatives to listen to the
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-Arrest reports

Submitted photos/HCSO
Deputies found mature marijuana plants at 7027 Tide Circle
on January 9.

Albert Vela, 22, was ar-
rested Jan. 10 and charged with
VOP: felony or community con-
trol. Inv. Robert Archer Jr. was
the arresting officer.
James Charles Strickland,
33, was arrested Dec. 22 and
charged with cocaine selling
within 1,000 feet of a church,
etc. C/O Jeanette Moore was the
arresting officer.
Peggy Hernandez, 27, was
arrested on a warrant Jan. 10
and charged with possession of
heroin, possession of narcotics
paraphernalia; smuggling con-
traband into a detention facility.
D/S Christian Buchhofer was the
arresting officer.
Frank E. Doce, 29, was ar-
rested on a warrant and charged
with Failure to Appear: felony.
C/O Pam Capling was the arrest-
ing officer.
Roy Dean Bean, 38, was ar-
rested Jan. 9 and charged with
VOP: felony or community con-
trol. Sgt. Teresa Helmlinger was
the arresting officer.
Roberto Ramirez, 21, was
arrested Jan. 14 and charged
with fleeing/eluding police-fail-
ure to obey a law enforcement
officer and stop; nonmoving
traffic violation failure to reg-

ister a motor vehicle; nonmov-
ing traffic violation attaching a
license without being assigned;
nonmoving traffic violation op-
eration of a motor vehicle with-
out a valid license and resisting
and officer/interfering with a
law enforcement officer without
violence. D/S Justin Smith was
the arresting officer.
James Lee Stephens, 40,
was arrested Jan. 7 and charged
with burglary of a structure/
conveyance unarmed without
a person inside, burglary tools
possession with intent to use,
larceny between $300-$5,000
and possession/ using narcotic
equipment. Inv. Brett Daley was
the arresting officer.

Hector Guardio, 38, was
arrested Jan. 8 and charged as
a fugutive from justice-in state
from Palm Beach County for
theft of sales tax under $100,000
and grand theft over $100,000.
Officer Malqueen Powell was
the arresting officer.
Miguel Delgado Waters, 22,
Patricia Ann Stinson, 42, and a
13-year-old juvenile were all ar-
rested and charged with larceny
- grand theft $5,000-$10,000. D/
S Joshua Woods was the arrest-

Warrant served,

six arrested

Some bagged marijuana was found with plants at 8059 Wind-
swept Circle on Jan. 7

HCSO busts two

more growhouses

Sheriff Ronnie Lee said two.
more marijuana grow houses
located in Port LaBelle are out of
business. Sheriff's deputies ex-
ecuted a search warrant at 8059
Windswept Circle on Jan. 7 arid
another at 7027 Tide Circle on
January 9. The bust on Jan. 9,
brings the total of grow houses
destroyed within the past three
years in Hendry County to 29.

LaBELLE -- Shortly after
midnight Friday, Jan. 12, Hen-
dry County deputies executed
a search warrant at the Long
Branch Bar located in LaBelle.
Several bags of cocaine pack-
aged for sale, money used to
purchase cocaine and drug par-
aphernalia were located within
the bar.
Sheriff Ronnie Lee said Bran-
di Leigh Keeling, 24 of LaBelle,
was arrested and charged with
possession of cocaine; posses-
sion of cocaine with intent to
sell; sale of cocaine; two charg-
es for possession of a controlled
substance without a prescrip-
tion, and possession of drug

She was also arrested on five
warrants for Sale of Cocaine.
Gene William Anderson, 28 of
LaBelle, was arrested for pos-
session of marijuana, Mindy L.
Skinner, 22, of LaBelle, was ar-
rested for possession of mari-
juana, Christopher Cooper, age
33, of Fort Myers, was arrested
for possession of marijuana and
possession of cocaine, Paula
Hall, 44, of LaBelle, was arrested
and charged with obstruction,
and Ralph Green, 56, of LaBelle
was arrested and charged with
obstruction. Bond was set at
$190,000 on Brandi Keeling..

ing officer.
Jasmine Jomeka Brown,
21, was arrested Jan. 12 and
charged with battery strike
or touch and aggravaed battery
using a deadly weapon. D/S N..
Reed was the arresting officer.
Salvador Lopez, 19, was ar-
rested Jan. 12 and charged with
being a fugitive from justice in
state on a warrant from Collier
County. D/S Brett Daley was the
arresting officer.
Syreeta Lasha Wheeler,
27, was arrested Jan. 12 and
charged with battery: strike or
touch and aggravated battery
using a deadly weapon. D/S N.
Reed was the arresting officer.
Norman Paul Russell,

23, was arrested Jan. 12 and
charged with being a fugitive
from justice in state from Hol-
mes County Failure to pay child
support. T. Helmlinger was the
arresting officer.
Charles Wesley Stewart, 49,
was arrested Jan. 7 and charged
as a fugutive from justice in
state-Charlotte County for viola-
tion of probation. D/S Christian
Buchhofer was the arresting of-
Steven Rodney Marshall, 42,
was arrested on a warrant Jan. 7
and charged with being a fugi-
tive from justice in state Palm
Beach County for FTP domestic
violence. D/S Buchhofer was the
arresting officer.

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' Deputies seized a quantity
of marijuana plants, the irriga-
tion systems, grow lights, fertil-
izer and other equipment used
to grow and harvest marijuana.
According to Sheriff Lee, the
information obtained by inves-
tigators indicates the owners of
the property live outside Hendry
County. Deputies are attempting
to locate the owners.

Car chase ends

in Clewiston

On January 14 at approxi-
mately 1:20 a.m. the Glades
County Sheriff's Office received
an audible alarm complaint
from the Circle K. Convenience
Store located on State Road 78,
East Lakeport'
Upon arrival, deputies found
that the store had been bur-
glarized. Okeechobee County
Sheriff's Office was notified per
the Florida Sheriff's Associa-
tion Mutual Aid Agreement and
asked to respond to the Sunoco
Station located in Buckhead
Ridge in reference to a security
Upon the arrival of
Okeechobee County depu-
ties they found a silver in color
Chevrolet Impala occupied by
four black males who were in
the process of an attempted
burglary to the Sunoco.
SOkeechobee deputies be-
came involved in a vehicle
chase which led them back
toward Moore Haven, Glades
deputies deployed stop sticks
bn State Road 78 West in this
area of the Glades County Road
Department, which disabled the
vehicle. All four men fled the ve-
hicle and ran on foot onto the
Herbert Hoover Dike.
The Charlotte County Sher-
iff's Office Aviation Division

and Saint Lucie County Sheriff's
Office Aviation Divisions were
involved in the man hunt. At ap-
proximately 8 a.m. Rodney King
of Belle Glade, was apprehend-
ed on State Road 78 East.
At approximately 11:50 a.m.,
while searching in the area of
Old Sportsmans Village, depu-
ties were approached by two
victims who advised that their
vehicle had been car jacked by
two men.
At that time deputies in the
area State Road 78 East and
Highway 27 located the vehicle
and attempted to complete
a traffic stop. The occupants
refused to stop and a vehicle
pursuit ensued into Hendry
The Hendry County-Sheriff's
Office deployed stop sticks and
were able to stop the vehicle
at the intersection of Highway
27 and Olympia, in Clewiston.
A short foot chase ensued and
both men, identified as Lukner
Blanc and Romuald Claude of
Belle Glade were apprehended.
According to the Glades
County Sheriff's Office, all three
face numerous felony charges
to include burglary, carjacking,
and fleeing to elude. One man
is still at large.

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David E Van Cour
David F. Van Cour, 89, died Jan-
uary 6, 2008. He was born May
13, 1918, and had been a lifetime
resident of Minocqua, Wiscon-
sin. He had served honorably as
a sergeant in the US Army during
World War II and had lived at King
Veterans Home in King, Wiscon-
sin, for the past 10 years.
He is survived by a daughter:
Nada Van Cour and son-in-law
Steve Schell of LaBelle; son: Dan-
iel and his wife Debbie of Madi-
son, Wisconsin; and three grand-
children: Ewald and Heidi of San
Carlos Park and Danielle Van Cour
of Madison. He was preceded in
death by his wife, Fern, in 1999.
Services were in King, Wis-

Betty Lee Cadle
Betty Lee Cadle, 68, of Clewis-
ton died Jan. 13, 2008, in Clewis-
ton. She was born Dec. 18, 1939,
in Charleston WV the daughter
of the late Eugene and the late
Pauline (Weakley) Cooper. She
moved to Clewiston in 1992 from
Bowling Green. She was a home-
Survivors include her husband:
Charles D. Cadle; sons: Tony
R. Blankenship of Dunbar. WV,
Buddy D. Blankenship, Charles R.
Blankenship, Roger D. Blanken-
ship and Robert E. Blankenship,
all of Sidney, OH; daughter: Rob-
in Rene Blankenship of LaBelle;
brother: Charles E. Cooper of
Miami; 18 grandchildren and 12
Funeral services were Jan. 16
at Akin Davis Funeral Home in
All arrangements by Akin-Da-
vis Funeral Home.

Dr. Jesus J. Fabian
Dr. Jesus J. Fabian, 70, of Clew-
iston, died Jan. 8, 2008 in Clew-
He was born Dec. 25, 1937 in
Angeles City, Philippines to Felix
Fabian and the Florentina de Je-
sus Fabian.
Survivors include his wife, Lau-
ra Elizabeth (Anderson) Fabian.
Funeral services will be held
Sat. Jan. 12. Reverend John Hicks
officiated. Interment followed in
Ridgelawn Cemetery, Clewiston.
All arrangements were under
the direction of Akin-Davis Funer-
al Home, Clewiston.

Violet L. Hoffman
I Violet L. Hoffman, 100, 'of

LaBelle, died Jan. 7, 2008 in La-
She was born Oct. 28, 1907
in Montgomery County, OH to
Arthur Reed and Mary Elizabeth
(Shank) Reed. She was a resident
of LaBelle for the past twenty-two
years and was a former longtime
resident of Land 0' Lakes.
She was preceded in death by
her husband, Gilbert E. Hoffman
in 1996 and daughter, Mary Lou
Survivors include son, James
A. (Marion) Hoffman of Arkan-
sas; grandchildren, Thomas (Car-
ol) Hoffman of LaBelle, Michelle
(Bruce) Doras of Lakeland, John
(Elaine) Hoffman of Fort Myers,
Tim (Mary Jo) Hoffman of Lees-
burg; great-grandchildren, Jenna
Hoffman, Adam Doras, Emma
Doras, Cody Hoffman, Dustin
Hoffman and Hadley Hoffman.
Graveside Funeral services were
held at Verona Cemetery, Verona,
All arrangements were under
the direction of Akin-Davis Funer-
al Home LaBelle, FL and Barnes
Funeral Home Lewisburg, OH

Meghan Marie Kelly
Meghan Marie Kelly was born
in Fort Myers, Florida, Feb. 6,
1987 and died on Jan. 7, 2008.
Meghan was raised in LaBelle and
is a graduate of the LaBelle High
School class of 2005. Meghan was
an honor student attending Flori-
da Southern College on an athlet-
ic scholarship and was a member
of the Lady Mocs soccer team.
Meghan is survived by her
father and mother, Kevin and Mi-
chele Kelly; sister Jennifer Price;
her husband Lane; nephew Gavin;
brothers Matthew and Sean; her
twin sister Melissa; grandmother
Eileen Kelly; and grandparents
Bernie and Joan Glaser. Meghan
is. also survived by many aunts,
uncles and cousins. Meghan
was a loving daughter, sister and
friend. She will be greatly missed.
Funeral Services were held
Saturday, Jan. 12, 2008, at Our
Lady Queen of Heaven Catho-
lic Church, with. Father Chester
Domaszewicz officiating. Inter-
ment followed at Fort Denaud
Cemetery in LaBelle. Visitation
was held Friday, Jan. 11, 2008 at
LaBelle High School Gymnasium.
In lieu of flowers, donations can
be made to the Meghan Kelly
Women's Soccer Scholarship at
Florida Community Bank, 155 N.
Bridge St., LaBelle, FL 33935 or at
any Florida Community Bank.

All arrangements are under
the direction of Akin-Davis Funer-
al Home, LaBelle.

Francis L. Sutton
Francis L. Sutton, age 90, of
LaBelle, died Dec. 15, 2007 from
injuries sustained in an automo-
bile accident near Lake Placid.
Mr. Sutton was born in Wakulla
County on Oct. 7, 1917 to Ira
Athens Sutton and Liela Gertrude
Hughes Sutton. He was a highly
skilled car and airplane upholster-
er. He served in the United States
Army and was a veteran of WWIl.
He enjoyed fishing and was a de-
voted husband to his wife of 65
years. He was a Methodist.
He is survived by his loving
wife, Mary Lucille Cone Sutton of
LaBelle; daughter, Mary Frances
Sutton Marsh of Braden; and a
grandson, Jeffrey Cisneros of Cali-
fornia. In addition he is survived
by several nieces and nephews.
Services were held on Sat-
urday, Dec. 29, 2007 at Harvey-
Young Funeral Home, in Craw-
fordville. Interment was in Sutton
Cemetery in Crawfordville.
Arrangements were by Har-
vey-Young Funeral Home, Craw-

Maxine W Thorpe
Maxine W Thorpe, age 90, of
LaBelle, FL passed away January
15, 2008 in Lehigh Acres, FL. She
was born Sep. 20, 1917 in Brown
City, Michigan to Albert and Matil-
da (Chambers) Evans. She was
a resident of LaBelle for the past
thirty years. She was a former
resident of Auburn Heights, MI.
Survivors include her son,
Darryl (Rose Whitaker) Thorpe
of Atlanta, GA, daughter, Shirley
F. (Daniel) Baldwin of LaBelle,
FL, grandchildren, Mark and
Craig Gisse, Graham, Chris and
and Ryan Thorpe and four great
grandchildren. She was preceded
in death by her husband, Lloyd
Thorpe and son, Lynn Thorpe.
A memorial service will be
held Thursday,. Jan. 17, 2008 at 1
p.m. at Akin-Davis Funeral Home
in LaBelle with Chaplain Don
Goodwin officiating. In lieu of
flowers, donations can be made
to Hope Hospice, 25 Homestead
Road, Unit 35, Lehigh Acres, FL
Cremation Arrangements by
Akin-Davis Funeral Home La-

'Don't Tie Our Hands' message

shows need for immigration reform

GAINESVILLE -- Pieces of
twine attached to note cards
are being used to send a strong,
visual message to Florida's
members of Congress about'
the need for comprehensive im-
migration reform that includes a
legal guest worker program.
The Florida Farm Bureau Fed-
eration is spearheading this effort
with these tied strings of binder
twine and a message that points
to the need for, comprehensive
immigration reform that also
provides for a legal guest work-
force without tying the hands for
Florida's farmers. The cards are
printed with the message "Don't
Tie Our Hands! Comprehen-
sive Immigration Reform 2008!"
There is room on the cards for
constituents to write a personal
message followed by their name
and address. These cards are
available at county Farm Bureau

offices and through the Florida- website.
Congress has not acted on any
immigration reform legislation
in 20 years. Heading into 2008
Florida Farm Bureau's members
are making immigration reform
coupled with guest worker legis-
lation a priority.
"With the Florida harvest
now well underway, our growers
are praying that their livelihoods
and the nation's winter supply of
fresh fruits and vegetables will
not fall victim to congressional
inaction," John Hoblick, presi-
dent of Florida Farm Bureau Fed-
eration said. "It is estimated that
Florida has 368,000 farm work-
ers at peak harvest time. Eighty-
seven percent of this work force
is of Hispanic origin, mainly from
Mexico. Florida growers, unlike
those in western border states,
cannot employ day laborers."

"I believe this campaign, -
'Don't Tie Our Hands,' can rein-
vigorate our grassroots efforts by
dramatizing the effects of inac-
tion on comprehensive immigra-
tion reform," Mr. Hoblick said.
"The agricultural work force
is as necessary for the future of
'Florida agriculture as land and
water. Our concerns are neither
small nor petty. In seeking com-
prehensive immigration reform
that allows for a legal guest
worker force, we must never
give in, never."
The. Florida Farm Bureau Fed-
eration is the state's largest gen-
eral agricultural association with
more than 142,000 member-fam-
ilies statewide. Headquartered in
Gainesville, the Federation is an
independent, non-profit agricul-
tural organization.

Orange crop estimate sees no change

LAKELAND -- Florida's 2007-
2008 orange crop estimate re-
mained unchanged at 168 million
boxes, according to the U.S. De-
partment of Agriculture (USDA)
which today released a revised
citrus forecast.
"After the recent cold snap
that came across our growing
region, we are pleased to see the
continued forecast for a healthy
168 million box crop," said Mi-
chael W Sparks, executive vice
president/CEO of Florida Citrus
Mutual. "This continues to be
good news for growers."
The 168 million boxes are
made up of 77.9 million boxes
of Early-Mids, 3.1 million boxes
of Navels and 87 million boxes of
The Florida citrus industry saw
a decline in orange production
from 230 million boxes to 129
million boxes during the five-year
period between the 2001-2002
season and the 2006-2007 season.
This reduction was due in large

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and pests and diseases such as
citrus canker and greening.
A 168 million box orange crop
would represent a 30 percent in-
crease from the 2006-2007 sea-
son. The USDA issues its initial
estimate in October and then re-
vises it each month through the
end of the citrus season in July.
In today's revised estimate,
Florida grapefruit, tangelo and
tangerine all remained unchanged
as well at 25 million, 1.3 million

and 4.8 million respectively.
The complete USDA crop fore-
cast is available from the Florida
Agriculture Statistics Service on-
line at
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* $155,000 Excellent vacation or starter home!
This 2BD/2BA home features a spacious living room
as well as a separate dining room. The lot has beauti-
ful trees and a separate workshop.
* ,$'159,900 3BDBA home which has been com-
pletely remodeled inside with new carpeting and tile
throughout. This home is located in a nice neighbor-
hood right in town with massive oaks in the front and
back yard. Call today for more information.
* $189,000 This 3BD/2BA home features cathe-
dral ceilings, carpet, and tile throughout, and has a
screened in front and back porch. Call today
* $189,900 New 3BD/2BA home on a beautiful
lot. This home features a split floor plan. Master bath-
room with a garden tub and separate shower The
kitchen has. an island with an extra sink & more.
Don't let this one slip by
* $199,000 3BD/2BA home with 10' ceilings, a
breakfast counter, 5 ceiling fans, a security system, a
fenced in backyard, window treatments, split bed-
rooms, open floor plan, and much more. This is a
must see!
* $219,900 You have to see this 3BD/2BA home
located within the city limits. This is a great location!
This home has a garage and fireplace, most appli-
ances included. Garden tub in the masterbath room
including dual sinks and much more. Don't miss out
on all the features this home has to offer.
* $249,000,- JUST REDUCED! Looking for a home
in the Gunnery and Buckingham area? This is it!! This
beautiful 3BD/2BA home also has a den and a pool,
and the 4 ft chain in k fence is perfect for your pets.
* $288,000 -JUST REDUCED! Completely remod-
eled 3BD/2BA home in the city on .45+/- acres, with

GREAT INVESTMENTI Brand new 2/2/1 plus den
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4/2/2 & a screen orch. It hase tile through out, gran-
ite counter tops & walk-in closets. MLS#200769361

BOATER'S TAKE NOTICE This 2br 1 & 1/2 bath
home sits on 65ft of a deep freshwater canal with
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* $925,000 Stunning views from this 2 story river-
front home. This home features 3BD/2BA, spa on the
laeck off the'master.suite and.much more. Enjoy sun.t
rises and'susets from your own dek.
* Mobile home lots starting at $18,900. Call Today!
* Starting at $101,900 Please call about Moore
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* $109,900 -JUST REDUCED! Beautiful brand new
manufactured home with 3 spacious bedrooms and 2
bathrooms. A must see at this price in a quiet North
LaBelle area.
* $119,900 JUST REDUCED! Price Reduced
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area has a fire place. Well and septic tank are new. "
* $149,500 Just Reducedl This home is a hidden
treasure set on 2.3 acres with huge oak trees. This
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home also has an enclosed idtgrou d swimming
pool. This is a must see to appreciate. Call today for
more info.
* $187,900 Immaculate! Almost new 4BD/2BA
MH with many upgrades, just 2.5 yrs old. This home
is across from the river & boat ramps. The home fea-.
tures a split floor plan, crown molding in the living &
dining room, porcelain sinks & Moin faucet's. There
is also an attached carport & enclose lanai.
* $300,000 3BD/2Ba mobile home on 5+/- gor-
geous acres in Muse, roof replaced in 2004, well
replaced in 2006, partially cleared with a pond.
* $775,000 Commercial zoned! 5+/- acre proper-
ty features a 3BD/3BA mobile home, pool, 2 barns, 2
sheds and much more!
$375,000 Great Development Potential! This
27.59 +/- acre parcel offers great opportunity for an
investment. Call today for more information.
SPort LaBelle Lots starting at $17,600
SLehigh Lots starting at $46,900
Montura Lots starting at $32,000
Moore Haven Lots starting at $18,900
Clewiston Lot $ 21,500
$395,000 Looking for a commercial building
located on SR29 in the city of LaBelle. Call today!

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shopping, schools, park & restaurants. It's a corner lot, with
easy access from Hwy 80 and SR 29. MLS #200755900

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located one block away from grocery.!!! MIS #200735231

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When you're ready to Buy or Sell Just think Belle

3BD/2BA, 2 car garage brick home in the city. Beauttuil
comer lot with large LaBelle oaks, quiet street, area of
nice homes, Corian countertops, vaulted ceiling, lots of
tile, screened porch, suncrest shed & new yard with well
and sprinklers. $250,000 Call 239-243-6256

S246'+/- riverfront, 3/2 pool home
in rustic Ft Denaud neighborhood.
* $875,000

863 675 4550
281S S.Brilge Street LaBelle
Si .. Rodney Murray & Seth Howard
sttM' Lic. Real Estate Brokers
Associates: Phil Lewis, Tamra Franco, Kyndel Murray,
wj_, Wade Grigsby & Linda Morgan

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

180 N Bridge St. LaBelle, F
Donna Kane, Broker, Associates
Beverly Curtis, Patty Walker, Wa

Classic 3/4 riverfront home w/den w/full bar, central vacu-
um, built-in desk in kitchen, breakfast bar, cedar lined clos-
ets, office, solar system, electric drapes in den/living room,
irrigation system, security lights, paved circle driveway,
dock & ramp. 4 bay garage w/bathroom & office.
Oak trees grace this .90 ac. w/3/2.5 home w/view of the
Caloosahatchee River. Features include wood, tile & carpet
flooring, plantation shutters, lanai & large private boat dock
w/lift. Community clubhouse includes pool, boat ramp &
tennis court $749,000
Intracoastal riverfront home at a great price. 3 BR/2BA
w/boat dock, 12,000 lb boat lift, covered boat house. This
immaculate home has a den, screened lanai, breakfast
room, dining area, pantry, Corian countertops, large walk-
in dosets.Furnishings included. Hurricane shutters for
riverside of home. Lush lawn is irrigated from the river.
Charming 4/2/2 older brick home in Caloosa Est. w/open
porch patio. Gorgeous riverfront w/boat dock & lift.
Fish & play on the river all day without the burden of river-
front taxes. In Caloosa Est., this 3/2 split floor plan home is
on over 1/2 ac on a navigable creek w/direct access to the
Caloosahatchee River. $319,000
Nestled on 13.76 ac this impressive 4/6 estate abounds w/
signature appointment, inc. 22' ceilings, home office,
library, formal &informal dining, wet bar, den, game room
& huge master suite. Also featuring back up generator &

********** HOMES **********
* 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
* New home under constriction. A beautiful 3BR/3B
home that will be finished in late July Lots of upgrades
and lots of room. $240,000.
* Immaculate new construction CBS home just built in
2006 features 3BR/2B, 2 car garage vaulted ceilings, and
recessed lighting in the spacious kitchen. Only
* 2006 3/2 CBS home located right outside LaBelle.
Plenty of room in this beautiful home with 2 car garage,
split floor plan, vaulted ceilings, large master bath and
many more features. Priced to sell! $190,000.
* This livable, loveable 3B1/1B CBS home with 4th bed-
room/office in Lalelle limits, Features include walk-in
closet, newer air conditioner, fenced backyard, irrigation
and a front deck to die for. Only $190,000.
* REDUCEDI 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 ~!SOIl8i! for a quick sale
at only $124,900. *
* SHORT SALE! This 3BR/ 2B home is priced for a quick

||)j IAt this price !!SOLD!! .... $325,000
S Nestled under the massive oaks, this large 4/3 concrete
block home with caged in-ground heated pool on 4.5 oak
filled acres is just minutes from LaBelle. Outbuildings
include workshop, sheds and storage buildings. $325,000.
SA i E Tranquil days & nights await you. 3/2 home in an estab-
(863) 675-6788 lished neighborhood of fine homes. Offering vaulted ceil-
ings, tumbled marble fireplace & granite countertops over-
looking a peaceful creek leading to the river. $319,000
L Beauty, warmth & value! You'll find all three in this 4/2.5
CBS 3 story home within city limits. Features include 2 fire-
s: Trisha Arnold, Denise Walker, places, office/den w/ V bath, 3rd floor game room, & many
ayne Simmons, Charlene Bowen more extras. $299,000
4/2/2 with lots of room for entertainment with
Unattached 5 bay garage. Call for the expansive details. formal dining, breakfast nook & living and family rooms. Sit
$1,550,000 on your A/C enclosed porch with privacy provided by a
3/2 CBS home on 20 +/- ac. Features include cathedral ceil- large greenbelt. Laurel Oaks S/D. $264,000
ings, built-in entertainment center, hickory cabinets, screen On a tree canopied street in LaBelle, 4/2/2 CBS '06 home
porch on front & back of home. Florida room overlooks a on .42 ac w/large master bed & bath, separate laundry &
stocked pond. Fenced & cross-fenced, 40x60 metal work- large pantry Screened porch for outdoor fun. $259,900
shop, 36x36 horse barn w/tack room! $799,000 3/2 CBS home built in '95 located in Belmont offers a lot of
Country livin' will be yours as the owner of the 3/2 home livability. Offering family & living room, formal dining, split
,on 7.67 fenced acres. Features a family room w/Franklin floor plan, new roofin'07 & freshlpaint outside. Enjoyapri-
stove, large laundry room, screened lanai, 24x100 pole vate back yard overlooking canal. $235,900
barn, 37x50 barn w/stalls & storage shed. $495,000 4/2 within city limits, close to everything. Large oaks grace
3/2.5 home on 1 ac. in a boating community. Split floor the yard of this split floor plan home. Pergo floors in living,
plan, formal dining room, large open kitchen, pantry & dining, master bedroom & kitchen. Ceramic tile in bath &
kitchen bar out to breakfast nook, & tray ceiling in living carpet in other bedrooms. Great home for a growing fami-
room. New self cleaning in-ground pool in Icreened lanai. ly. $195,000
Oversized 2 car garage & separate detached garage. This 3/2 w/den home is a chefs dream come true! Granite
$475,000 countertops, island w/electric, Kraftmaid cabinets, stainless
2 story, 3/2 home on over 3.5 ac. Endless possibilities exist steel appliances & sink. Wood laminate in kitchen, dining &
w/ the open room on the 2nd floor, dual A/C & newer den. Backs up to Greenbelt. $189,900
Kenmore kitchen appliances. 20'x 62' pole barn w/ work- This 3/2 w/ many oaks on the greenbelt has a roomy floor
shop. Horses are welcome! $439,000 Iplan, spacious bedrooms; freshly painted, new appliances,
Wonderful CBS home on 6.68 ac offers endless possibilities, new roof, new A/C, new wood laminate flooring & tile.
Amenities include large rooms, wood laminate floors, metal $172,500
roof, game room, movie room, pond w/island, horse barn Immaculate 2/2 in the established neighborhood of Laurel
& fenced. Ready for you & your family @ $395,000. Oaks offers tile flooring, alarm, new roof & A/C in '05.
Scenic setting in West Glades Co. 2080 sqft 3/2 home on 5 Insulated windows & solid surface counters in updated
ac. w/ 24x40 workshop & covered porches. $365,000 baths. Relax in your private back yard & under truss lanai. A
Big home Bigger value energy efficient CBS 3/2 pool home must see for only $164,900.
w/metal roof, This home features vaulted ceilings, tile flooring, Irresistibly charming, .... ISOLDI! $145,000
Silestone countertops, den/office w/over 2200 sqft living area. Affordable CBS home, split floor plan A fenced back yard
$339,000 for the kids: This 3/1 split floor plan home is in a great fam-

sale. being sold as-is with right to inspect. With a little bit
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 m I ,l uiti rn t d
shopping. c l, .s ms,
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

be yours for only $140,000
* 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-
vated 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! 3.74+/- acres of tranquility.
Suitable for site built or manufactured homes. Located in-
Ft. Deanaud Acres. Only $142,000.
* 2.5 acres on Case Rd. cleared and ready for your dream
home only $125,000.
* Beautiful 2.88 acres oar 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!

ily neighborhood, $140,000
Spacious 2/2 on a corner lot with galvalume roof, large fam-
ily room, wood laminate floors, & separate well for irriga-
tion system $125,000 ..... .
Great starter home! 2/1.5 with 1 car garage. New kitchen
cabinets. Needs some TLC. $119,000
Welcome mat out! This 2/1 features wood laminate in living
& dining rooms, & carpet in bedrooms. New kitchen cabi-
nets, appliances, faucets, fixtures and vinyl siding. Screened
porch across the entire back side of the house. $115,900
3/2 wood frame home w/ SR 29 frontage. Includes mobile
home. Both sold "as is." $80,000
3/2 CBS home in small residential S/D.. Oversized garage,
indoor utility, large spacious bedrooms, large master suite,
great room, breakfast room, tileAvood flooring; & lanai.
3/2 CBS split floor plan home built for entertaining. Home
features galvalume roof, cathedral ceilings, large master
bath & his & hers walk-in closets, Silestone countertops.
Intracoastal marina within walking distance. $350,000.
CBS 3/2 home in Laurel Oaks S/D. Double front doors
open onto a spacious great room, Master bedroom has
his/hers walk-in closets & master bath wAvalk through
shower. Intracoastal marina within walking distance.
$305,000. Owner financing!
CBS home w/over 2,486 sq. ft. total area in this 4/2 spacious
home. Features a split floor plan, tile flooring in bath &
kitchen, & 2 car garage. In Laurel Oaks S/D near Pt LaBelle
Marina. $305,000. Owner financing!
2,365 sq ft in this 3/2 spacious home, split floor plan, & 2
car garage. Tile in bathrooms & kitchen. Near Port LaBelle
Marina $305,000. Owner financing!
3/2 spacious CBS home is built for comfort & family living.
Split floor plan, vaulted ceilings, spacious kitchen, large
lanai. Located only minutes from LaBelle & near the Pt
LaBelle Marina. $285,000. Ownerfinancing!
Spacious CBS 3/2 home designed for comfort & family living.
Split floor plan, vaulted ceilings, spacious kitchen, large lanai.
Located only minutes from LaBelle w/marina nearby.
$269,000. Owner financing!

********** LOTS **********,
* WATERFRONTI .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. I t 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 be 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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233 N. Bridge St On the comer of Bridge St & Washington 863-675-0500

DRIVE Beautiful Oaks, Other Native
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2/1 DUPLEX- Moore Haven $550/M
1/1/1 MARINER or PROW $600/M
3/2 SEMINOLE AVE -1 acre $600/M
1/1 OXBOW DR. Condo $625/M
3/1 MLK IR.. BLVD For Sale Alto $650M
2/1.5/2 N. EDGEWATER $700/M
2/2/1 MARINER Furnished $700/M
3/2/1 E. SUNFLOWER CIR- $750/M
2/1 MAINSTAY Pt. LaBelle $750/M
3/2 3rd AVENUE Duplex $800/M
3/2/1 ALBANY RD Pt. LaBelle $800/M
3/2 Ft. ADAMS -.Mobile 2.5 Acres $800/M
3/2.BLUEBERRY LN Muse $800/M
3/2/1 ALBANY RD Avail. 2/1/08 $850/M
3/2/2 S. LAKEWOOD RD- $950/M
3/2.5/3 ON RIVER Boat Access $2,500/M


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Hendry County District Schools Lunch Menu

For the week of: Jan. 17-24

Primary grades
Thursday: Jan. 17: Manag-
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Monday, Jan. 21: School

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pizza with extra cheese, tossed
salad, diced peaches, broccoli
Wednesday, Jan. 23: Baked
cheese sandwich, chili with
beans, corn, mixed fruit
Thursday, Jan. 24: Corn dog
nuggets, baked beans, chocolate
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until March 9. (Girl Scout cook-
ies cannot be purchased at local
warehouses.) Thousands of girls
of Girl Scouts of Gulfcoast Florida,
Inc. are developing entrepreneur
skills as they provide the com-
munity with a special treat-Girl
Scout cookies. All eight varieties
of Girl Scout cookies have zero
trans fat per serving, in compli-
ance with FDA regulations. Girl

Scout cookies are available for
a cost of $3.50 per package and
include the popular Thin Mints,
Samoas, Tagalongs, Do-Si-Dos,
Trefoils, All Abouts, along with
two new cookies this year: "Lem-
on chalet Cremes" and sugar-free
"Chocolate Chips." .
The Girl Scout Cookie pro-
gram is an integral part of the
Girl Scouting's Business and Eco-
nomic Literacy initiative for girls
ages 6-17. It provides finance,
marketing, and public speaking
skills, along with valuable expe-
riences that build girls' self-con-
fidence and help them develop
their own personal leadership

style. Through the Girl Scout
Cookie program, girls manage
inventory, set goals,
management, and develop mar-
keting skills. Essentially, the girls
run their own business. The en-
tire troop sets a goal and follows
a plan leading toward that goal.
Girl Scout troops use funds from
the cookie activity to fund a ser-
vice project or to plan for an excit-
ing trip. Many successful women
have credited their business skills
to the Girl Scout Cookie Program,
making it the premier business
and economic literacy program
for girls in the United States. Girl
Scout cookie proceeds will bene-
fit local Girl Scouts. A percentage

Quit smoking
program open
Quit.smoking now! A new
year! A new you! A free com-
munity health promotion pro-
gram is available to help you to
quit smoking and other tobacco
products as well. On Jan. 29,
frdm 5:15 until 6:45 p.m. come
and take the first step to better
health at the Hendry Regional
Convenient Care meeting room
in the rear of the building.
For more information and to
register, please contact Valarie at
(863) 674-4056 ext. 128.

goes directly to Girl Scout troops
to support trpop activities such as
field trips, camping, and service
projects. The remainder benefits
all girls throughout the Girl Scout
council by providing Girl Scout
program, financial assistance so
all girls can have access to Girl
Scout opportunities, recruitment
and training of adult volunteers,
special events, and camp and
building maintenance and devel-
opment. Girl Scouts of Gulfcoast
Florida, Inc. is chartered by Girl
Scouts of the USA and serves
more than 10,000 girls in Mana-
tee, Hardee, Highlands, Sarasota,
DeSoto, Charlotte, Lee, Glades,
Collier, and Hendry counties.

Education Center and Child Care
of Southwest Florida have joined
together to offer a weekend
class. Many Immokalee residents
know Sylvia Mendoza who will
be teaching in both Spanish and
English. Class completion and li-
censure leads to a career in child
care at home or in day care cen-
Contact Registration at (239)
658-7066 for tuition information
and class times. The Farmworker
Jobs and Education Program will
pay tuition and fees for eligible
farmworker family members.
Contact Sylvia Mendoza and San-
dra Posada at (239) 658-7064 be-

Fathering fore class to receive tuition help.
classes planned Adult education
A free class for dads to be and
new dads, "Conscious Fathering" classes offered
will be held on Wednesday, Jan. The LaBelle Adult School will
23, from 6:30 until 8:30 p.m. be offering Substitute teacher
The class will take place in the class, Conversational Spanish
Tall Pines Subdivision, 411 Sabal and Computer/Business class-
Palm Court, LaBelle. es. Sign up at the LaBelle Adult
The class is sponsored by School for the new Winter term.
Hendry/Glades Healthy Fami- For questions concerning specif-
lies, United Way, Florida Dept. of ics on Adult Education Classes,
Health and Circle of Parents., please call (863) 674-4118.
There is -no charge for the
classes a rid there'will be: give- r
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By Kristin a Kulpa
Hendry County Property
Tangible Personal Property Ex-
emption Under this proposal the
first $25,000 in value of the furni-
ture, fixtures and equipment used
by a business will be exempt from
Businesses with tangible per-
sonal property assets will be re-
quired to file an Initial return to
qualify. Thereafter the require-
ment to file an annual return is
waived unless the value of their
assets exceeds $25,000.
This exemption does not apply
to mobile homes classified as tan-
gible personal property.
If you own a mobile home,
you will benefit from this exemp-
tion, if you have any additional
improvements such as a carport,
shed, deck, etc.
You will still be required to
purchase a decal in a timely fash-
ion or you will be assessed at full
value and the exemption will not
be applicable.
This exemption applies to all
ad valorem tax levies. Tax savings
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Continued From Page 1
cancer. The result is Lucy's An-
gels, a group that works to accrue
money to pay for mammograms
for young women and men in
Hendry and Glades who cannot
afford mammograms.
To be eligible for assistance
through Lucy's Angels, you must
be 50 years of age or under, live
in Hendry-Glades and not be able
to afford a mammogram. Judy
believes there is a real need to di-
agnose breast cancer in younger
women, especially in rural coun-
ties. There are other programs
including, Project Detect, Med-
icaid and the health department
to serve those over 50. But losing
her at such a young age made
them want to help others like
their beloved Lucy.

tax rate of 23.1343 mIlls.
Q: Is it $25,000 off the acquired
cost or assessed value?
A: The exemption applies to
the first $25,000 of the assessed
Q: I have multiple businesses
does it apply to just one; or all?
A: A single return must be filed
for each site in the county where
the owner of tangible personal
property transacts business.
Q: Do I have to report all of my
assets or just up to $25,000?
A: All assets used to run the[
operation or place of business
needs to be reported with its orig-
inal cost. The Property Appraisers
Office will review the information
and make a final decision.
Q: If my assets do not make up
$25,000 in assessment value, am I
not qualified for the exemption?
A: Any business owner that has
an active business in the county
is eligible for the $25,000 exemp-
tion; however, it is necessary that
each tax payer file an initial return
in- order for the Property Apprais-
er to calculate if your assessment
is under the $25,000.scope.
Q: If approved am I automati-

The group began in October
of 2006 and works through the
Family Health Center, which has
a contract for mammograms
with Radiology Regional on Lee
Boulevard. in LeHigh. Thus far
the group has helped 40 people
get mammograms who would
not otherwise have afforded
them. The group's goal is to keep
the funds here for local people.
They have also filed for nonprofit
status so they can look for grants
and possibly expand the pro-
Originally, they amassed funds
with a Swamp Cabbage Festi-
val booth and yard sales. Now
they've come up with another
idea, a "Bosom Buddy's Walk."
They are planning a day of fun
kicked off by a three-mile walk
along the river from Barron Park
to the Captain Hendry House
and back to the park. Line up to
walk at the Barron Park at 8:30

cally included or do I still file a
A: No, you are not automati-
cally included one needs to file
a OR405 with all assets and their
original cost. If the assessment
is under the $25,000 then you
are waived from future filings. In
order to qualify for this waiver,
a taxpayer must file an initial re-
Q: Do I have to file every year?
Are there penalties for not filing?
A: An initial 2008 tax return
must be flied even if the assessed
value is less than the $25,000
exemption. After the. initial fil-
ing, future consecutive filings are
waived as long as the assessed
value does not exceed $25,000. A
taxpayer that falls to file a return
in any year where the assessed
value exceeds $25,000 is subject
to the full amount of taxes due
without any exemption and with
any applicable penalties.
For more details, you may visit
our website at www.hendrvprop.
com, or, you may visit our offices
in LaBelle or Clewiston, You may
also call us at (863) 675-5270, in
LaBelle and (863) 983-3178, in

a.m. and begin walking at 9 a.m.
The cost is $15 for a walker or
$25 with a buddy. Beginning at
11 a.m. in the park they will have
food, music, vendors and so on.
It all happens Saturday, Jan. 26.
Lucy's mother said her daugh-
ter's drive to help others became
her drive to continue Lucy's lega-
cy. "But perhaps more important
is the desire to try and fill the void
for so many in this great country
of ours, because when they get
sick they have no safety net. We
know cancer does not discrimi-
nate, so I can't imagine how des-
perate that must feel," she said.
Donations are always wel-
come. Most recently, Lucy's
Angels accepted a $500 dona-
tion from the Christian Men's
Gathering. For more information
on how you can help, call Alex
Perez at (863) 675-3236 or Check
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Notice is hereby given that the City of LaBelle has sched-
uled the first meeting of the Park Planning Committee to
discuss the development of a park on the 176-acre site north
of the river.

The meeting will be held on Thursday, January 24, 2008 at
5:30 p.m. in the Commission Chambers on the first floor of
City Hall. Everyone is invited to attend. If you need assis-
tance, as per the Americans with Disabilities Act, please
notify the City Clerk at least two days prior to the meeting
at City Hall 863.675.2872.

Courtesy photo

LES holds Spelling Bee
The 2007-2008 LaBelle Elementary School Spelling Bee
was a great success. The students were all excellent spell-
ers. The bee had an exciting finish, with a spell off be-
tween the second and third place winners. It was held on
Jan. 11, in the school cafeteria. Students were chosen by
their teachers after class bees to participate in the school
bee. All participants and alternates did a fantastic job! The
first place winner is Kylie Casten, second place is Chan-
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Treating the common cold: tips to feel better sooner

By Rebekah Bernard, M.D.
Cold and flu season is at its
peak in Immokalee, and colds
are already spreading through
the community like wildfire. All
day long I am seeing children
and adults with upper respiratory
infections, and I have gotten sick
with a nasty cold myself twice over
the last month!
Most colds are caused by mi-
croscopic germs called viruses.
These viruses are transmitted by
respiratory droplets or by hand-to-
hand contact. Most people with a
healthy immune system will fight
off cold germs on their own over a
few days to a few weeks.
Unfortunately, scientists have
not discovered any medicines that
will kill viruses. Antibiotics, which
are used to treat bacterial infec-
tions (another type of germ), do
not kill viruses, and they can even
cause harmful side effects. This
is why most doctors do not pre-
scribe antibiotics for people that
they think have viral infections.
The best way to fight off a cold
is to get as much rest as possible,
drink plenty of fluids, and take over-
the-counter medications to relieve
symptoms such as nasal conges-
tion and cough. Tylenol and ibu-
profen can be used to bring down
fever and treat the aches and pains
associated with colds. Be sure to
read the label carefully and if you
have any questions or concerns,
contact your physician.
Sometimes a common cold
can develop into a more serious
infection, especially in people
who are older or have other health
problems. Warning signs for wors-
ening infections include high fe-
vers, inability to drink liquids, ex-
treme fatigue, confusion, difficulty
breathing, or symptoms that last
longer then two weeks or seem to
be worsening rather than improv-

Colds can be prevented by
frequent hand washing, as most
viruses are transmitted by hand
contact. The virus that causes in-
fluenza, or flu, can be prevented
by a simple vaccination that is still
available in some areas. The vac-
cine is effective throughout flu sea-
son, which according to the Cen-
ter for Disease Control lasts until
May, so it is still a good idea to be
vaccinated if you have not done so

el resfriado comuin
By Rebekah Bernard, MD
La mayoria de los resfriados
son causado por microbios micro-
scopicos llamados virus. Los virus
se transmiten por gotitas respira-
torias o con contacto de mano a
mano. La mayoridad de la gente
con un sistema inmune saludable
puede luchar contra los virus y
mejorar entre de unos dias a unas
Desafortunadamerite, los cien-
tificos no han desubierto medica-
mento para matar a los viruses.
Antibioticos, usados para tratar
infecciones bacteriales (otro tipo
de microbio), no matan los virus
y pueden causar effectos second-
arios nacivos. Por esto los doctores
generalmente no recetan antibioti-
cos para personas con infecciones
La mejor manera de mejorar
un resfriado es descansar lo mas
possible, tomar mucho agua, y
tomar medicina disponible sin
receta en la farmacia para aliviar
los sintomas como la nariz tapada
y la tos. Tylenol y ibuprofen son
utiles para bajar fiebre y tratar los
dolores asociados con los catar-
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Las Notas en Espanol

Accidente Fatal
La comunidad se encuentra
de luto por la perdida de una de
la "Gemelas Identicas Kelly"quien
falleci6 el lunes 7 enero en la ma-
fiana como consecuencia de un
choque fatal.Meghan Marie Kelly
de 20 afios falleci6 cuando un
semi tractor no se detuvo en la luz
roja en el cruce de La Calle 27 y 29.
La otra gemela Melissa Anne fue
transportada al Hospital Memorial
en condici6n crftica, de acuerdo
c6Ti' mi r6sy'd ,.la famrriliaeI
martes le habian quitado la respi-
raci6n artificial, su familia la ha
estado cuidando noche y dia.
Las gemelas iban de regreso al
Colegio Del Sur. De acuerdo con
La Patrulla de Caminos el vehi-
culo de Las Kell, un Honda 1996
estaba en el carril este de la 29 pa-
ra pasar el cruce hacia la 27. Un
cami6n semi tractor conducido
por Kujtim Asllanaj de 46 afios y
residente en Jacksonville estaba
conduciendo en el carril sur de la
27 para virar hacia el cruce de la
29 y no par6 en la luz roja de la iri-
tersecci6n. El vehfculo de las ge-
melas pas6 hacia la intersecci6n
con la luz verde entonces el semi
tractor les peg6 en el lado izquier-
do, ambos vehiculos se fueron al
centro de la 27 para detenerse al
sur de la 29. El conductor del semi

tractor no sufri6 ninguna herida,
los tres involucrados en el choque
tenfan puestos sus cinturones.
Las gemelas se graduaron de
La Preparatoria en el 2005 donde
sobresalieron como deportistas,
fueron miembras de La Sociedad
de Honor, estudiaban en El Cole-
gio Del Sur para tener un titulo en
Educaci6n Fisica donde mantuvi-
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mestre del otofio. Las dos fueron
-estrellas de fitbol en La Prparato-
dria.y,.elEquiipo de. Los Mocasines
del Suroesfe Floridiano. Los pa-
dres de ellas son Kevin y Michelle
Kelly, los dos trabajan en La Es-
cuela Primaria de La Belle.

Del 22 al 24 de febrero sera el
Festival del Palmito 2008. El comi-
t6 se reine todos los lunes a las
6:30 en La Municipalidad. Todavia
hay varies puestos disponibles si
usted desea poner una venta y es-
pacios para carrozas en el desfile.
El sabado va a tocar un conjunto
muy bueno. La Tribu Seminole
estard a cargo del rodeo. El 16
de Febrero serA elejida la reina y
princesa del Festival
Si quiere aplicar por los lugar-
es de ventas y carrozas en el des-
file venga a la reunion para inscri-
birse rdpido.

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LPN I or II (F,PT, Perdlem)
FL LPN Lic. & IV Certi. Willing to work flexible schedule.
Full time ER RN Ill Staff/Supervisor
Valid FL lic. Min 3 yrs exp., ACLS, PALS reQ.
Perdlem RN Nursing Supervisor
Valid FL RN lic. 5 + yrs. clinical exp. Must have 3 yrs charge or super-
visory status. ACLS PALS reo.
Per Diem- C.N.A or C.N.A Monitor Tech
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 1 yr. exp in
area of expertise.
Full time HIM Supervisor
RHIA with two+ vrs sup ex or RHIT with three+ yrs sup
exp. Must demons rate an eTcellent command of the ICD-9-
CM Classification system and DRG methodologv. Must have
the ability to use computerized medical recordabstract and
encoder, and possess good technical skills.
Full time Medical Office Manager (Lelle Clinic)
Candidate should have a min of 3yrs medica office management espe-
drence in a physician's office. This position reuires skill In developing
and maintaining effective relationships with medial and administrtie
staff, patients, and the public.
Per diem Laboratory .Assistant
Previous experience with specimen collection preferred
Full time Foundation/Marketing Coordinator
Previous exp in marketing preferred. Must have exp with MS Office
applications and possess a nigh degee of derical and orgnizational
skills with strong communication and interpersonarskills.
Full time Housekeeper (Thurs/ Fri 6:00am -2:30pm,
Sal/Sun 6:00am 6:30pm)
Prey housekeeping exp in a hospital or hotel pref.
Must maintain a safe, sanitary environment.
Phone: 863-902-3023 or Fax resume to: 863-983-0805
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(Social & Human Service Assistants L1)
Home visitor position with Healthy
Families Program at Hendry County
Health Department in Clewiston;
knowledge of child development &
cultural diversity; must have valid
Florida driver's license, reliable
transportation, & ability to travel;
Background screening & fingerprinting
required. EEO/AA. Apply on line: or
Call Jeannie @ 863-983-1408
x 532 for more details

blooded, 1 1/2,yrs old,
needs room to run, to good
home only (931)244-5697

Sat. Jan 19th, 8am-2pm, 463
E. Lincoln Ave. Welder,
tires, van seat, yard equip-
ment, tools, household, odd
furn, bed, clothes up to 3x,
old projectors, primitives,
country and more.
,@ VFW Post 10100
taBelle Sat., Jan. 19th,
7am-?, S. Hwy. 29, next to the
Rodeo Grounds. Indoor sale...
Rain or Shine. All items
displayed in main hall.
Something for everyone!

LABELLE Fri & Sat 1/18 &
1/19, 8am 2pm, 2074 Ft
Denaud Rd., Furniture,
Dishes, decorating items,
really nice Jr size clothes, &
much more !!

LABELLE 404 Belmont St, Fri
1/18 & Sat 1/19, 9am-???

LABELLE Sat. 1/19,
8am-1pm, 1644 Garden St.

LaBelle, Sat., 1/19, 7:30 a.m.
til ?, 4011 W. Sunflower Cir-
cle. Furniture, Clothes &

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Involves the operation of the Fort Denaud
Bridge allowing the passage of water
traffic. Assist pilots, answer radio, check
fuel facilities and fill out appropriate daily
forms. Must possess a current valid State
of Florida Drivers' License. This position
is as-need & opened until filled.
Job descriptions & applications can be
obtained at 100 E. El Paso St., Satellite
Office in Clewiston & at 165 S. Lee St.,
the Courthouse Square in LaBelle in the
HR Department.
Vet Pref. EEO. Drug Free. Applicants
needing assistance in the application
process should contact the Hendry
County Commissioners HR department

The University of Florida SWFREC Immokalee is
seeking qualified applicants to assist its research
and extension programs in citrus entomology.
Duties would include setup and data collection in
field and laboratory experiments, and plant and
insect colony maintenance. Pesticide applicators
license or ability to acquire one within 3 months
of employment required. Prior training and expe-
rience in entomology or related field necessary.
Salary commensurate with qualifications.
Contact Dr. Phil Stansly at 239-658-3400, or

Moving sale
PIONEER, Sat., Jan.19, 8am
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sidered fraudulent. In all
cases of questionable val-
ue, such as promises of
guaranteed income from
work-at-home programs if
it sounds too good to be
true, chances are that it is.
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doubts about any ad on
these pages, we advise that
before responding or send-
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yor check with the Better
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long distance toll costs. We
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reader of these charges in
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we may not be aware of the
charges. Therefore, if you
call a number out of your
area, use caution.

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Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed 410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction,, 420
Services Offered425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435


trouble shooting, set-Up,
up-grades, systems built,
tutoring. Win.95, 98,
2000. ME, XP licensed.
Call Gary 863-675-7925


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

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Transportation Dept.
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24 hour service
Commercial & Residential
Lic. #CFC-1427448

Kenmore w/warranties, 50
btu's, (1) Arctic King 1300
watts. $400 (863)261-1064
WINDOW A/C With remote,
12,000 btu's, like new. $150
firm (863)763-1079

COMBO very good condi-
tion $350 (863)517-0244
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.
[863)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 GE, Rangetop, excel-
lent condition $50
STOVE Kenmore, Electric,
White, Clean. $50
WASHER Kenmore, Front
loader. Energy'efficient.
$335 (863)675-0548
WASHER Whirlpool, extra
large capacity, excellent con-
dition $75 (863)763-6023
WASHER Whirlpool, white, in
very good condition $125
firm (863)517-0244
$95 & up, 1 yr warranty

over stove, $100
bakes, broils, roasts, grills &
microwaves, large' size, like
oew,'$150 (863)697-2033

BICYCLES Men & Women's
matching Schwinn, like new.
$150 for both or will separ-
ate. Neg. (863)763-0221
ladies Cruiser bicycle; 6 spd,
good' cond. $7.5

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
glass w/ handrails. New. 5
step & 4 step. $750 for both,
will sep. (863)763-4527
WOOD (5 sheets 3/4") 4x8,
& (5) 8' 4x4 posts, $200 for
all (863)261-4633 you haul
RY- with one lever chrome
faucet, beige countertop, like
new $20 (863)467-8681


Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment '620
Heating Equipment/
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luagaae -645

(863)983-2241 Clewiston
area only please.

GOLF CART Club Car w/roof.
Came from Up North, Excel-
lent condition. $1700
GOLF CART New Honda mo-
tor. Just needs some TLC.
Asking $500 (863)302-4442
GOLF CLUBS (100) Misc.,
All brands. Many good. $890
for all w ill sep .
GOLF CLUBS- 100 misc.
clubs, Calloway, Lynx, Ping,
Etc. Good quality. $800. Will
sep. 863-946-3123

Double Stroller MacLaren,
side by side, seat reclines,
gray, 1 yr. old, pd $360, sell
$225. (863)610-1750
small, up to 90 lbs., $20.

SHIRTS & SHORTS 20 piec-
es in all. Large & Extra
Large. $50 for all, will sep.

tex. $400 or best offer.
in one printer, fax, copier,
scanner. $25 or best offer.
(863)983-2241 Clewiston
Beige. Used 1 week. $75.
Excellent condition.
(863)675-4970 Iv. msg.
Deskjet 940C, HP Scanjet
35700C, all manuals $35

240v, 50 amp, shelves, etc.,
24" x 36". $300 or trades?

BED SPREAD King size. $25
white, good condition, w/1
set of sheets, $10

ARMOIR Black mirrored,
$200 or best offer. Call
BED full sz., comp. w/brass
headboard, 2 sets of sheets,
mattress cover & 2 spreads,
$400. (863)227-6210
BED king size, $300.
sleigh bed (Head/footboard),
dresser, mirror nightstand
$350 863-824-2617 ,
BEDROOM SET Real wood, 7
drawer dresser w/full mirror
& 6 small shelves, king size
frame. $100 (863)261-5271
BEDS Bunk bed frame,
wooden & twin bed, $75/will
sep. Call 863-673-4354
free standing.' $25
CAPTAINS BED with desk &
6 drawers, $50.
large, walnut color, solid
wood, $250 will deal.
(561)793-9463 evenings
top. $25 for both
Good' condition. $30 or best
offer for both .
small 4 chairs, like new. $50
(863)674-1222 or
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
q uality $ 1 5 0 .
blue, $25 (740)202-35,17
green, 5 pc. Must go! $500
neg. Call Kristina before 5:30
pm 863-357-0391 Okee
LOVESEAT floral design, $75
LR SUITE 3 pc, w/2tables,
lamps, excellent condition
$350 (863)763-2017
POOL TABLE Regulation
size, $400.863-673-4354
SOFA slip cover style, jean
material, excellent condition,
inclds 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-
die. $300 (863)634-9861
SOFA Red leather. Beautiful.
Asking $275 (863)675-3888
after 7pm
SOFA BED Fair condition.
$100 or best offer.

condition, needs tuhing,
$350 or best offer. Call
(863) 634-9017
GUITAR Harmony, Arch Top,
$100. (863)467-6148
ORGAN All instruments in-
cluded, excellent condition,
$1200 or best of-
ORGAN Imperial, $50.
ORGAN Wurlitzer Profession-
al, $200. (863)610-1092
PIANO Harrison Spinet, ex-
cellent condition. Quality
tone. $1000 or best offer.
You pick up. (863)763-4053
Akai, 35 tapes & accesso-
ries. $150 (863)357-0344

AR 15 COLT Marlin 44 Mag-
num, Browning lever action
22. $2600 will separate.
HIPOINT 9mm semi auto
pistol, 7 shot magazine,
new, $300. (863)467-2315
Iv. msg.
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
mag 5 Shot, Snubbie, $425
(772)461-8822 Ft. Pierce
TAURUS 745 45 cal., semi
auto pistol, (2) 7 shot maga-
zines, new, $450.
(863)467-2315 Iv. msg.
30/30 carbine, condition
90%+. $495 or best offer.
Winchester Pump, 243 Ruger
with scope, 30/30 Winches-
ter & Browning 22, $1500.

Lounger 2) $50
FULL HOME GYM Includes a
large amount of weights,
bench, poles & more. $300
or best offer. (863)357-7867
model, Used, Fully computer-
ized w/pulse, calorie burner &
more $600 (863)357-7867
c o n d iti o n $ 2 5 .
Ibs 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

ELEC SCOOTER in good con-
dition, $150 (863)467-5477
SCOOTER New condition.
$600. (863)467-9892
condition. Paid $300, Asking

for high paying Aviation
Maintenance Career. FAA ap-
proved program. Financial
aid if qualified Job place-
ment assistance. CALL Avia-
tion Institute of Maintenance
from home. Medical, busi-
ness, paralegal, computers,
criminal justice. Job place-
ment assistance. Financial
aid and computer provided
if qualified. Call
(866)858-2121, www.Onli-
condition, just refinished.
$30 (954)793-3203 Okee-
chobee area
bile home, 110v, 30 gallon,
new in unopened box, $225.
LIDS 2 rolls, ridged galva-
nized, 1-20"x50' &
1-18"x50'. New. $60. will
separate. (863)763-5762
OFFICE JOBS. $18-$20/HR.
(800)910-9941 TODAY! REF

Call for ore information.
Tracker Maxima, great range,
2 collars, batt pouch, It wght,
$600 (239)349-6119
Resurfacing/American Ruba-
roc (TM) your #1 Choice for
Safety Surfaces introduces
our State of the Art Mist Se-
ries! SPECIAL! Demo sites
(866)920-3322 www.ameri-

BANJO Harmony, 5 string,
$100. (863)467-6148
string & Crate 100 watt amp,
$325 will sell separately.
DRUM SET- Pearl 13 piece.
$700. (863)261-1235

mower $6500

$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
HP SADDLE 17", Brown,
Leather & Tack. Great condi-
tion. $225. (863)801-9494


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

COCKATOOS 1 mated pair of
umbrella cockatoos w/Irg
cage. $1500 (863)763-6778
very friendly male, w/lrg cor-
ner cage. $1000
PUPS 2 boys, 1 girl, solid
black, 7 wks old, ready $200
Terriers & AKC Japanese
Chin @ pet prices. Call
YORKI P00 female, 10 wks
old, black, white chest, to
loving home asking $1000
all access.(863)675-8069

1930, brand new, pd $450,
ask ing $ 3 0 0'.

SINK TOP White bath vanity,
19 3 25, new, never used.
$30 (863)357-0868

HOT TUB Vita Spa, holds 4
people, excellent condition,
$850 (863)357-8296
POOL Above ground. $75

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

AMPLIFIER Rockford Fos-
gate Punch P250.2, Brand
new in box $150.
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

condition. Needs plexiglass.
$150 or best offer.
FLATSCREEN TV 50", works
great. $350 or best offer.
Call (863)228-6324 leave
HEAD REST TV Universal, w/
DVD, Wireless Headphones.
$650 neg. (863)673-6620
RCA COLOR TV 27", cabinet
model. $100 (863)763-9096
after 5pm or leave message.
TELEVISION 13" Samsung.
$20 (863)763-7497 after 6
TELEVISION 25" Zenith con-
sole. $65 (863)763)763-7497 af-
ter 6 pm
TELEVISION 27", color, Ze-
nith, on stand w/rollers, $50
WALL MOUNT for up to 30"
flat panel HD TV. $75

* foot. $70 (863)467-8250
man, 8.5 hp, all accessories.
$150 (941)545-8746 Lake-
port, FL
dler 175, less than 10 hrs.,
w/cart & gauges, $450.
or best offer (863)697-3802
TABLE SAW Works, exc.
cond. $150. Call




MARE 9 year old, well man-
nered, rides great, throws
beautiful foals. $800

Like new. $250
man, 8 hp, runs good. $75
4x2, 405 hours, manual
dump, soft top, like new
tires. $4000 (863)697-9704
12.5 hp'B & S, runs good.
$150 (863)467-0734
LAWN MOWER Murray 22"
cut, 5.75 hp motor, push
mower. $60 (863)801-4519
Yazoo, 42" cut, 16 hp. Front
deck. $600. 863-675-1224
ROTOTILLER, Sears, chain
drive, runs good, $250 or
best offer. (561)790-3681
ZTR MOWER Snapper, 15 hp
Kohler, 42" cut, runs &
mows great. $800 or trades?

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

SADDLE Corriente, 15",
tooled, excellent condition,
$450. (863)946-1802
mond 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


Apartmenits 905
Business Places 910
Property 915'
Condos/ ..
Townhouses Rent920
Farm Property-
Rent 925,
House Rent 930
Land Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rent 945
RoommateR 950

Rent 960
Roomsto Rent 905

LABELLE- 3br, 1.5 ba duplex,
$700/mo, located on 4th
Ave. Call (863)673-4630
LABELLE: Private 1br, furn or
unfurn, $650/mo, incids satel-
lite TV, W/D, Refrig, new
CA/Heat, (239)370-8532

1br, 1ba All Util. incld.
* Fully furnished, Stone
tiles throughout. Com-
munity pool. $680 mo.
+ Sec. dep.
Se habla espanol.

HOME BASED, Magazine for
Hendry Co. No exp. necessary.
P/T Hrs. Clients estab. for you.
Net $75K+. Retiring.
$24,900 (941)228-8110

Kit., L/rm / D/rm, Lg Util rm
w/storage, screened porch,
no steps to climb, $900 mo.,
+ Sec. dep. & Ref. req.
CLEAN Newly remodeled 2
br, 2 ba home for rent
w/garage. $800/mo
LABELLE Charming 2 story
home on super sized lot. 2br,
lba, large deck, 89 Calhoun
St., $875/mo, st, last & 1
mos sec dep., Ref's req.,
Call Broker/Owner
(800)638-6946 or
Foreclosure! 3BR/2BA
$32,100! Only $238/Mol 5%
down 20 years @ 8% apr.
Buy, 4/BR $421/Mo! For list-
ings (800)366-9783 Ext
5798. ,
3BR/2BA, family room, cred-
it check, ref's & sec. req'd.
(863)673-9133 for info.
HUD Home! $397/Mo!
4BR/3BA (5% down 20
years @ 8% apr) More
Homes Availablefrom
$199/Mo! For listings call
(800)366-9783 Ext 5669.
$397/mno! 3/BR Foreclosure!
$199/mo! Stop Renting! 5%
dw, 20 yrs @ 8% apr For
Listings (800)366-9783 Ext
LABELLE 3br, 2ba, Ceramic
tile floors, carpeted bed-
rooms. Screen porch on cor-
ner Greenbelt lot. Free
community pool. $850/mo
LABELLE- Downtown, 2,000
sq. ft., 4BR/2BA. $900/mo.
Possible lease w/option to
buy. (863)673-0178.
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, 2/2 BA, 2 Car gar. W&D,
Satellite dish. Great view!
863-517-1935 East LaBelle
city water, c/a, laundry &
storage, non-smkg. env., no
pets, $625 mo. + $625 sec.
ref's & lease. (863)675-2392

Lazy T Ranch

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

Seeks Same to share 4 BR, 2
BA. East of Okeechobee. $135
wk. Call (863)824-6112 or
LABELLE Welcome snow-
birds, roommate wanted to
share new 3br/2ba home in
Port Labelle. W/D, Sat TV,
quiet area, short or long
term. $600/mo inclds all

Available immed. $550/mo.
includes utilities.
Furnished. Month-to-month
only. Call 863-843-0026.
Refdg, 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'x1 0' $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.
24 hr access $25 returnable
key deposit. 863-675-2392

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




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

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
* Full time bilingual Site Manager
* Community Room, Tot lot, Playground, Activities
* Sewer and trash included in rent no additional charge to
* Handicap units available
* Rental rates starting at $577

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

12 Caloosa Belle, Thursday, January 17, 2008

Land- Sal

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)379-8040

Real Estate

Business Places -
Sale r i' 1005
Property-Sale 1010
Townhouses Sale1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Property Sale 1035
.and r Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Out of StateN -
Property- Sale 1055

Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080

Luxury Condos
Seasonal or Annual.
References Required.
No Pets
Willard Realty Group

$650 per month
+ utilities
References Required.
No Pets
Willard Realty Group

farm, w/ beautiful MH, 20x25
garage, 12x20 building,
fenced & cross fenced; cur-
jrentiy has livestock, huge
S1BBQ decks, must -seel
$270,000 (954)275-6436.

BIG 2.5 Acre Lot
Good for Nursery
585 CR 833
Frontage on State Rd. -
Waterfront Lake in back
Septic Tank
Drain Field
By Owner Call

Homes from $10,0001 1-3
bedroom available! Repos,
REOs, HUD, FHA, etc. These
homes must sell. For listings
call (800)425-1620 Ext
Foreclosure! 3BR/2BA
$25,000! Only $199/Mo! 5%
down 20 years @ 8% apr.
Buy, 4/BR $397/Mo! For list-
ings (800)366-9783 Ext
LABELLE 3br, 2ba, CBS, Ft
Denaud area, 5 acres,
$350,000 (239)425-8121
LABELLE: 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'

Greenville, SC Own a Beauti-
ful, New 3BD/2BA Home for
only 5% down & Owner Will
Finance. Monthly pmts. From
$695.00 Call
Acres +/- Approx. 35 acres
of open land, big creek,
paved road, city water. Lo-
cated in Owsley County.
$150,000 Owner will con-
sider financing.
(828)361-1051 Own-
$44,900 w/deep dockable
water. Huge winter savings

on gorgeous wooded
acreage. Boat directly to Gulf
of Mexico! Must see! Excel-
lent financing.
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

sweeping mountain vistas, a
mile of Riverfront, walking/
fitness trails, and more.
Amenities include gated en-
trance, lodge & riverside
BBQ. Excellent financing
available Call for more info or
to schedule tour.
(877)890-5253 x 3484
www.seeriverhigh- Offer void
where prohibited by law.
NC Mountains 2 acres with
great view, very private, big
trees, waterfalls & large pub-
lic lake nearby, $69,500. Call
now (866)789-8535.

SEBRING Waterfront RV Lot
in Lake Bonnet Village. Very
nice area. Large lot that will
accommodate up to a 40 Ft.
RV. $32,900 or will trade for
RV. (239)590-0066

Mobile Homes

DOUBLE WIDE 3/2 on 5
acres, lawn included, credit
check. $850/mo + $500
sec dep. (239)229-8996
with outbuilding, as new
condition, one block to River,
one acre fenced, no pets,
references, one year lease,
$700 mo. % $700 sec.
LABELLE- 2br,1ba, $500/mo
+ $500 sec. dep. Call
(239)246-5106 after 2pm or
leave message.
LABELLE: Crescent Acres
area, 2br/2ba. Only $120
per week. 863-673-6362.
Call now!
Gated community w/ pool,
club house & river access.
We also mow your grass.
$595 monthly. Ready to
move in! Call 863-673-4325

3 cuartos / 2 banos trailer sin-
cio in el pueblo de LaBelle.
$3500 de deposito mensu-
alidad baja lista para ser oc-
cupada. Llamee 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. Llamee nos al
(863)675-8888 o
863)612-6511 para mas in-
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. Llamee al
863)675-4442 /
Ortona-14x70 Single Wide
with Ig. screened rm. on 1/4
acre lot. City water & Sewer.
1 blk. to boat ramp. 15 mm.
to LaBelle. $56,000 with low
down pymt. (321)733-7120
MUST SELL! Great investment
/ starter home on canal. Near
Ortona Locks, 2BR/1.5BA
Clean Mobile Home, Low
taxes. $75,000 or best of-
fer. (260)224-0700
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
(863)673-4 25
TRAILER, 35', w/lg. Florida
room, in adult park, priced to
sell, $5,000. (863)467-6965
WHISPER CREEK, #218, '86
Franklin 33ft. New: Bed, Roof,
Furnace/Carpet. Garden/Shed.
$10,000. (863)612-5307.

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PORTA-POTTY Flushes, Like
new condition. $25.
TRAVEL TRAILER '06 -39 ft, 2
br, Irg full bath, c/a, awning,
self contained or park model,
2 slide outs, sleeps 6, used
once. Will deliver. $20,000
or best offer. (610)805-3616

150hp, Ran 3 years ago. For
parts. $200 (863)763-1370
BOAT TRAILER 18 ft, galva-
nized, perfect condition.
$350 or best offer

Int, w/Fla room, roof over
trailer, 2 new TV's, AC in
trailer, 2 clothes lines, stor-
age shed, satellite dish,
Good condition, starting at
$9500 neg. (863)612-0812


Boats 3005
Campers/RVs Y 3010-
Jet Skiis :3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles/ATVs 3035

AIR BOAT 13 ft, Stephull
w/300 lycoming upstack fuel
injected, 3 blade carbon fiber
prop. (561)719-1534
HP Suzuki outboard, with tri.,
$250. Call (863)261-1235
BASS BOAT 15 ft, 70 hp
Mercury, power tilt & trim,
trolling motor, galv trailer.
$900 (423)502-2214
BASS BOAT '94, 14 Ft., Alu-
minum, Console steer., Mag-
ic tilt trlr, foot control trolling.
BASS BOAT '96, Stratos,
w/7Ohp Johnson outboard.
Very good cond. Like new.
$5250 Neg. (863)467-2153
BOAT With motor & trailer,
needs little work. $1500 or
best offer. (262)989-2571.
BOAT 15' w/40hp Merc en-
ine, 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
CANOE 16ft, Old Town, fiber-
glass, $150 (863)805-8786
JON BOAT 14', w/traller, incl.
seats, trolling mtr., $1,000
or best offer. (863)227-6210
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
LOWE DEEP V -'93, 16FT, 50
hp Evinrude, take guns in
trade, $3200 (606)219-3890
150 mercy, float on aluminum
trailer, 300 hrs., good shape.
$4995 (863)946-1105
PONTOON BOAT '93, 24ft,
w/50hp vinrude, new trailer,".
goodshlape, $4500 or best.
offer (772)260-6580
PONTOON BOAT nice shape,
runs great, $3500.
Tilt, 20FT, $1000 or best of-
fer (641)753-9407
ft, 85 hp Yamaha, new start-
er, depth finder, very clean.
$4500 (863)673-1900
STRATOS 273 '99 150
Yamaha Pro V, Hydraulic
steering, Hydraulic Jack
Plate, runs great, $6500 neg
1980 & UP

CAMPER with add on room
. in RV Park, $3100
(863)634-8345 .
ft, needs very little work,
clean. $3000 or trade for
small car. (863)532-1751
COACHMAN RV '75, 1 ton,
350 Chevy motor w/90K,mi.
Needs. some. work. $1200.
top, Mechanically restored,
Receipts, $2500. or trade for
auto (561)254-7458 Clewist.
- 29.5 ft, excellent condition.
$9500 (954)298-0730 any-

35th Anniversary Salel}
10 New Brockenridge Park
Models for immediate
4 Pre-Owned 12x35' Park
Models starting at $9995
10 Pre-Owned travel
trailers from $1295
Location -19710 S. RI,
41 Fort Myers, between
AIco & Corkscrew Rd.
MONITOR 1984-26 Ft. Trav-
el Trailer w/ awning and
newer refrig. $1200

Cars from $5001 Tax Repos,
US Marshall and IRS sales!
Cars, Trucks, SUV's, Toyo-
ta's, Honda's, Chevy's, morel
For listings Call
(800)425-1730 x2384.
AKEA SEDONA '05, 17K mi.
w/remainder of factory war-
ranty. $10,000.
14-13-2, Cruisair Senior
704 SMOH, w/new Top OH,
$30,000 or best offer/trade.
(863)674-0898 or '
good gas mileage, new tires
& tran, minor door damage
$1200 neg. (239)289-2896
Green, 1 OwnerWell maint.
Fully loaded, Approx. 90K
mi. Good condition $6500
(863)612-0220 or
'90- V8 North Star, 24 mpg
city. Engine like new. $1500
neg. (863)357-7529
1991 New air, 132K.
$2500 or best offer.
DODGE NEON, '99 2 dr., red,
looks, *runs. & drives like
new, DOHC motor, $2200.
DODGE SHADOW '89 2 dr,
runs good, needs body work.
$500 neg. (863)357-1236 or
FORD FOCUS, '00 4 dr., cold
a/c, runs & drives like new,
auto, all options, $3,000.
HONDA ACCORD, '94 126k
mi., a/c, full power, $3750
or best offer (561)389-3441

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BOAT TRAILER For a 18-20
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
su, 2V2hp, like new, asking
$225 or best offer.

BMW F650 '99 Black, 22k
miles,new windscreen and
tires, excellent condition.
$3500 (863)467-0085
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
- Mint condition, bad engine.
$350 (239)564-8978
cho's & fringe, size 44. $50
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.
very low hours, barn kept,
good condition, $1000
has low hours, barn kept,
nice condition, $600
cond., rebuilt motor, tons of
speed, many new extras,
$2500 (772)528-5747

DIRT BIKE 2002 Yamaha
TTR125L, very nice condi-
tion. $1100 or best offer
GO CART 2 seater, Needs
work. $150 (863)763-3631
GOLF CART 36 volt charger,
new batteries, 4 seater, truck
bed w/lift gate, lights. $850
HONDA 200 S '85 3 wheel-
er, decent shape, $150
tires & rims. Needs a little
TLC $350 (863)234-0819
'05, great shape, $4000 or
best offer (772)260-6580.,
'01 4x4, many accessories,
$1700 (863)634-7157
cc's, excellent condition,
electric start, 2 wd. $650 or
best offer. (863)946-1764
YAMAHA 225 2001 Dirt Bike,
Street legal. Asking $1800


giiig -

I Pubic o ic i

to., 4 cyl., all power. Great
condition. Great on gas!
$3500 neg. (239)289-7637
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)324-8371
OLDS DELTA 88 '92 new
brakes, tune-up, good AC &
body, needs tranny $300
Police Impounds for Sale! 93
Honda Civic $600! 94 Toyo-
ta Corolla $800! For listings
call (800)366-9813 Ext
lent cond, white w/gold trim.
$3500 or best offer.
AC, asking $1500 or best of-
fer very good working cond

FORD F450 '99 W/special
5th wheel custom box &-
hitch, white, 127k mls, die-
sel dually, new transmission
w/factory warranty new
tires. ,$14,000
FORD F700 '93- Cummin die-
sel, no bed, runs great.
$4500 (954)298-0730 any-

Chrome w/ Light Guards. Fits
Ford Super Duty. $600
Steel, Rts '98-07 $75
$25 (863)946-3622
: W, 5lug, $350 or beit offer.
(239)465-9402 'We':speak
english and Spanish
ENGINE Chevy 454 Big Block
with transmission. $1200. or
best offer. (863)673-1981
For '97 Dodge 'Van. Good
. condition. $175.
MOTOR from Nissan Pickup,
4 cyl., & 5 spd. Transmis-
sion, $750 will sell sep.
Ranch F250 Crew Cab, fits
'99-current, beige, $350 neg.
TIRES (4) & 5 .lug steel
wheel, 33-12.50-15, good
for woods or mudding. $125
TIRES (4) TSL Super Swamp
31x12.5x15. Good condition.
$400 863-357-0023
TOOLBOX metal, for Nissan
Pickup, $150.
TOPPER 8', for full size pick-
up, brand new paint job,
black, exc. cond., $300.

CHEVY 1970, 3/4 ton, 350
motor & trans. Mag wheels.
Looks & runs good. $3500
or best offer. (863)634-3344
CHEVY '91 short wheel base,
302, needs minor work,
body In real good cond.
$500 (863)763-8201
CHEVY S10 EXT CAB '83 2.8
6 cyl, good shape, brand
new tires, $1500 or best of-
fer. (863)634-2582
condition. 120K mls. Every-
thing works. $2800 or best
offer. (863)357-1722
V6, CD, Bed liner, Runs
great. Tires good. A/C works
well. $1800 (863)675-0104
DODGE RAM '89, 8' bed.
Good condition. $2000.
DODGE RAM 1500, '01 quad
cab, V8 short bed, looks &
runs like brand new, $4900.
DODGE RAM 1500 '95 Cold
SAC, runs good, $2500
DODGE RAM 1500, '98 4X2,
5.9, less than 1k mi. on re-
built eng. & trans., $3500
DODGE RAM '87 4x4, runs
good, needs TLC, $1000 or
best offer (863)634-2563
FORD F150 '86, Auto., Excel-
lent runner. A lot of new
parts. $1000.
FORD F150 1977 4X4,
Needs work. Great for
woods. $800
FORD F-250 1985 Runs
great! $600 (239)462-1564
Findl It faster. 8H It soon-
er In the classifledsis

Notice is hereby given that on
01/19/2008 at 11:00 AM at FORT
merce Drive, LaBelle, FL,
863-675-1025, the undersigned, FORT
KNOX SELF STORAGE, will sell at Pub-
lic Sale by competitive bidding, the
personal property heretofore stored
with the undersigned by:
AC, printer, misc. items
TV's, mattresses, furniture, stove
Misc. items
Washer, clothes, misc. items
Mattresses, saddle, sofa, misc. items
Computers, misc. furniture
Misc. items
255583 CB 1/17/08
The Port LaBelle Community Develop-
ment District will hold a regulady
scheduled Board of Supervisors' Meet-
ing on Thursday, January 24, 2008, at
6:00 PM at the office of the District lo-
cated at 3293 Dellwood Terrace. The
purpose of this meeting will be to con-
duct routine business which may re-
quire action by the Board.
This meeting is open to the public.
William ODunbar
256773 CB 1/17/08


City of LaBelle, FL The City of LaBelle, Floda will accept sealed bids for the milling
and resurfacing of Bridge Street from the intersection at Cowboy Way northward
for a distance of approximately 3500 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 o
Labelle will reserve the right to cancel, modify, or change the turn lane phase o0
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. al
the Labelle City Hall, 481 Hicpochee Ave, Labelle, R 33935.
Bids shall be submitted no later than 10:00 a.m. February 6th. 2008. attention
Mike Boyle, City of Labelle Building Department, 481 Hicpochee Ave, Labelle, H.
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
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Isles residents on a fixed income,
residents complained the practice
is unfair.
The average residential city
water customer pays a fixed de-
mand charge of $13.83 per month
plus a commodity charge of $1.79
per thousand gallons of water
they actually use. These rates vary
according to meter size and were
set by the city commission by res-
olution on April 12, 2007.
Aqua Isles residents, most of
whom are only here during the
winter months, felt it is not fair
- to be charged a water bill while
they're gone and should 'pay a
reconnect fee when they return.
Usage rates would apply at that
Superintendent of Public
Works Michael Boyle explained
that the city must build a new
$25 million 2.5 million gallon per
day reverse osmosis water plant
and needs a guaranteed revenue
stream. In the end, the board
promised to meet with the city's
financial consultants to seek al-
ternative methods of assigning
water rates.
One gentleman suggested the
city cut Aqua Isles garbage pick
up to once per week as a way to
decrease costs for residents there,
since most have only a small
amount of trash any way.
Later in the meeting, the board
tabled discussion on trash pick up
services. The current contract sets
a $10 per month fee for vacant
homes retroactive to last Octo-
ber. The board already agreed to
this fee in lieu of a rate increase.
The $10 per month fee for vacant
homes will remain in effect until
September 30, 2008, and the trash
company may seek an increase to
be effective October 1, 2008.

Park update
Volunteer Craig Bartoshuk pro-
vided an update ,on the proposed
nature park planned for the 176-
acre parcel across the Caloosa-
hatchee River. Mr. Bartoshuk said
the committee's first meeting is

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Public Notices

Upcoming Events

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 -

Join the fun with
the 'Cemetery Club'
Menchell is a touching yet humor-
ous 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- Directing. Per-
formances will be Jan. 17-20,
and Jan. 24-27, at 7 p.m. Thurs./
Fri./Sat.; 2: p.m. Sun. $12 reserva-
tion/$14 door; (863)-675-3066;
Firehouse Cultural Center, Inc.,
241 N. Bridge St., LaBelle

Annual fashion
show planned
Glades County Woman's
Club is presenting their annual
Fashion Show and Luncheon on
Feb. 9, at noon, at Robin's Nest
RV Resort. Tickets are $10, avail-
able from any club member, and
include lunch and door prizes.
Fashions are shown by Boutique
on Wheels and will be available
for purchase. All proceeds benefit
the Woman's Club Scholarship

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 witl2 cash prizes and
trophies? The staff of the Hendry-
Glades Behavioral Health Center
will plan and produce a Sudoku
tournament for local players if
there is sufficient interest. We
need a minimum of 100 contes-
tants in order to effectively plan
the event. The more the merrier.
Call today and give us your name
and phone number. If enough
players show an interest, we will
contact each of you and confirm
the time and place for our tour-
nament. All proceeds will benefit
the Hendry-Glades Mental Health
Clinic's mortgage fund raising
effort. Call (863) 983-1423 (Mon-
day-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.) to
confirm your interest.

Calling contestants
The Swamp Cabbage Festival
Queen and Princess pageants will
hold practices for the 2008 schol-
arship pageant on Sundays at 2
p.m. Meetings will be held at 975
Ft. Thompson Ave. in Labelle.
All girls ages 13-22 are invited

to attend. Please call Cathryn at
(863) 673-1264 for directions or

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

General information

New residents benefit
from homestead
Kristina A. Kulpa, Hendry
County Property Appraiser, an-
nounces that property owners
who have established a new resi-
dence in Hendry County, or have'
changed ownership in any man-
ner must make a new application
and qualify for the $25,000 Home-"
stead Exemption. You may pre-file
now for the 2008 tax year. Should;
you have any questions, or need;
additional information, visit our,
website at
or please feel free to call the La-;
Belle 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.

classes planned
A free class for dads to be and'
new dads, "Conscious Fathering".
will be held on Wednesday, Jan.
23, from 6:30 until 8:30 p.m. The
class will take place in the Tall
Pines Subdivision, 411 Sabal Palm
Court, LaBelle.
The class is sponsored by Hen-
dry/Glades Healthy Families, Unit-
ed Way, Florida Dept. of Health.
and Circle of Parents.
There is no charge for thej
classes and there will be give-i
aways and refreshments.

Muse Community
Assoc to meet
Regular Muse Community As-:
sociation meeting, Jan. 17, at 74
This is the nominating meet-
ing, members must have dues'
paid on or before Jan. 31, to run'
for office or vote in the February,

Classes offered at
LaBelle Adult School
The LaBelle Adult School,
will be -offering, Conversational:
Spanish class on Mondays and4
Wednesdays, Computer/Business'
Class on Tuesdays and Sub Teach-
er Class on Thursdays
Sign up at the LaBelle Adult.
School for the New Winter Term.'
If you have any question please
contact the LaBelle Adult School
@ 674.4118. Thank you for your
time and consideration.

planned for 5:30 p.m. Thursday,
Jan. 24, at city hall. He said that
on January 30 representatives
of several government agencies,
including the Department of En-,
vironmental Protection and De-
partment of Interior, will tour the
property to see what nature has to
offer there.
He said the Corps of Engineers
has told him the river front may
be cleaned up but not disturbed
in any way. He is in the process
of applying for permission to do a
clean up, but road easement con-
cerns continue.
The last two vacancies on the
initial park committee have been
filled. Buddy Strickland and Mel
Karau have been added to the

Vending not allowed
The commissioners turned
down a vendor license for Glo-
ria Fairchild, who wanted to put
a concession trailer on private
property at 681 Main Street. She
had followed all the county stan-
dards, but was refused a license
by the city, which does not allow
.street vending.
The board informed her that
no street vending has been al-
lowed in LaBelle for the last ten
years, but last month the com-
missioners were somewhat
swayed by on request from a
woman who wanted to put a hot
dog stand behind Vision Ace. The
board decided to look at the vend-
ing ordinance once again, possi-
bly allowing very limited street
vending. Planners will continue
to research possible street vend-
ing options, because the board
recognizes it could have a limited
place in the city. However, com-
missioners are very concerned
about opening a door that could
allow some very sticky problems
into the city.
Mayor Puletti remains uncom-
fortable with allowing street ven-
dors, concerned that they hurt
tax paying local businesses. He
was ready to allow the research
to continue-but added, "I'm not
sure we're not already doing the
right thing" (in not allowing street


Caloosa Belle, Thursday, January 17, 2008 "13

Speaker's Corner arouses interest Weather Forecast
Weather forecast for Hendry County wince

By Brenda Goodwin
At Speakers Comer, on
Wednesday, Jan. 9,14 people met
in the pavilion in Barron Park on
at 7 p.m. Ladies came with lawn.
chairs. Will Williams warmed up
the crowd with his guitar. Bren-
da Goodwin performed an im-
promptu to his music. Musicians,
singers, poets, speakers and lis-
teners are all welcome.
The first issue addressed was
the proposed property amend-
ment. Displayed on a picnic table
were large colorful maps showing
how land is divided up into differ-
ent divisions of land use. Partici-
pants were encouraged to drop by
their local county offices and ask
where any future development is
proposed. Find out what special
assessments are coming in your

area. Ask about any changes in
zoning, construction, street lights,
or bike paths that may affect their
taxes in the next five years. Your
job is to know what is occurring
in the community so you can save
for tax increases that may be ap-
plied in the future.
Two people glanced over
the Executive Order 06-141 that
birthed the proposed property
amendment. A husband-wife
team were shocked to read that
the Department of Revenue
would be operating under emer-
gency rule regulating all taxation
across the State. "This is more
serious then I thought", stated
the woman. They were doubly
shocked to know that the State
Legislature has a law in place
called a Memorial. With a Me-

morial, the State can request a
change in the Constitution of the
United States, without the vote of
the people.
One man was inspired to see
concerned citizens get together
to discuss common issues. An-
other, a newcomer to LaBelle of
three years, spoke of his experi-
ence with working with local
and state government. One lady
questioned Hometown Democ-
racy. Discussion focused on ATVs
and county ordinances, how to
be an involved citizen, attending
County Commissioners meetings,
offering a warning to the people
- to watch SWFWMD, Southwest
Florida Water Management Dis-
trict, (defined as a special district
) and how government privatiza-
tion always costs the people more

"This is exactly what we need,
people who care about our com-
munity," said Mr. Williams.
With the internet so easily
available at Barron Library, any-
one can get on line and research
what is happening in local, re-
gional, state and national govern-
ment. So educate yourself, and
share in community. I did speak
to Steve Whidden at the Elections
Offices, and invited him to stop
All wandering minstrels, and
poets are welcome. Drop by.
Bring your concerns. Come and
hear about the Facts behind
Amendment ONE! Remember,
nonpartisans can vote on the pro-
posed property amendment on
Jan, 29.

Religion news in brief

from the National Weather Service
LaBelle and surrounding area
Thursday: Mostly cloudy with
a high near 85. South winds will
be between 6 and 13 mph with a
40 percent chance for rain.
Thursdaynight: Partlycloudy
with a low around 58. Winds will
be from the south around 5 mph.
Extended Forecast
Friday: Partly cloudy with a
high near 85 and winds from the
south around 6 mph.
Friday night: Patchy fog after
3 a.m. Otherwise, mostly cloudy
with a low around 57 and light

ds from the west.

Saturday: Patchy fog before
9 a.m. Otherwise, mostly cloudy
with a high near 69 and winds
from the north between 8 and
14 mph with gusts as high as 20
Saturday night: Mostly
cloudy with a low around 36 and
a slight chance of showers.
Sunday: Sunny with a high
around 71.
Sunday night: Mostly clear
with a low around 42.
Monday: Partly cloudy with a
high near 76.

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Judgment House
Judgment House at the First
Baptist Church of LaBelle, Febru-
ary 1-3,2008. This year's drama is
"Revenge," a story about getting
even at school. This is not rec-
ommended for small children as
scenes are far too real.
Performances start from 6:30
9:30 p.m. on Friday and Satur-
day nights and from 4-8 p.m. on
Sunday night. A $3 per person do-
nation is suggested.
The First Baptist Church is
located at 330 North Main St in
LaBelle. Reservations are recom-
mended for large groups and may
be made by calling the church at

Fish fry at St.
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 dinner. Monies received.
j 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 20-38.

Chicken dinner
The Men of The Good Shep-
herd Church and the Holy Name
Society of Our Lady. Queen of
Heaven Church will sponsor a
chicken dinner on Saturday, Jan.
19, at the Church of The Good
Shepherd on Collingswood Park-
way in Port LaBelle. 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) 675-
4899 for tickets and more infor-

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 fel-
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.
Dinner at First Christian
The First Christian Church of
LaBelle will be having a BBQ din-
ner on Sunday, Jan. 20. Starting
at 3 p.m. until 6 p.m., enjoy an af-
ternoon of delicious eating, local
singers and a display by the South
Central Car Club of 10-20 cars.
Proceeds will go towards a cur-
rent building project. The congte-
gation would love to have every-
one enjoy an evening of Christian
fellowship! 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 informa-
tion contact Dave Alexander at*
(863) 675-0500.

Christian Men's group
to host vocalist
Dr. Les Morgan, pastor of Ca-
loosa Baptist Church and Larry
Woosley, local recording artist,
song writer and Christian-country
music vocalist are working togeth-
er at this months' 'A Gathering of
Christian Men' on Jan. 21, 7:15
p.m. Men's group meets aJ the
Dallas Townsend building agri-
cultural center off cowboy way. A
dinner is provided by for all that
attend. And a free will offering is
received. Every man is welcome

to this trans-denominational
Dr. Morgan is relatively new
to LaBelle 'and a newlywed also.
He is regular contributor to the
Caloosa.Belle weekly news paper
with practical and spiritual in-
sights into daily living. Larry Woo-
sley, is a home grown resident
of LaBelle seen daily at Jennings
Hardware. Larry makes no claim
of being super-spiritual, but he is
thankful that he has been blessed.
He is the author of nine Christian
songs. Larry will be leading the
musical worship at the men's and
maybe sharing a solo. Contact
pave Alexander 1 (239)-340-1575
for more information.

New Testament Baptist
to host guest speaker
New Testament Baptist Church
(Iglesia Bautista Nuevo Testa-
mento), would like to invite you
to hear Dr. Thurman Wade, Gen-
eral Director of Macedonia World
Baptist Missions, Inc., out of Bra-
selton Ga. to preach the Word of
God and speak about World Mis-
sion Outreach, Sunday Jan. 27,
at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. and Tuesday
Jan. 29, at 7:30 p.m.
Dr. Wade is the General Direc-
tor of 150+ missionary families
located in 39 countries around
the world, preaching the Gospel
of Jesus Christ and establishing
independent, fundamental Bap-
tist Churches. Our services are
bilingual (english & spanish).
Our location is 300 Davis Street(ata
the corner of Bryan Avenue. For
more information or Iransporta-
tion call Pastor Ben Millican @
(863) 673-0782, Associate Pastor
James Wryals (863) 673-1120,
Assistant Siro Castillo (863) 673-
1120, or Assistant Jose Cerrano
(863) 61f2-0161.
Iglesia Bautista Nuevo Testa-
n mento le invita a escuchar, Dr.
Thurman Wade, director de Mace-
donia World Baptist Missions en
Braselton, Georgia, predicara la
palabra de Dios y hablara de los
misioneros en todo 'del mundo,

27 de Enero, Domingo 10 a.m.
y 6 p.m., 29 de Enero, 7:30 p.m.
Dr Wade es el director de 150+
familias de los misioneros en 39
paises del mundo, donde nuestro
misioneros estan predicando el
evangelio y estan estableciendo
iglesias bautistas independiente
y fundamental. Iglesia Bautista
'Nuevo Testamento esta en 300
Davis St. en la esquina de Bryan
Ave. Para mas informacion o
transporte llama Pastor Ben Mil-
lican (863) 673-0782, Asociado
James Wryals 673-1120, Asistante
Siro Castillo (863) 517-0377 o
Asistante Jose Cerrano (863) 612-

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) 983-8012.

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

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for Tax Exemptions, can be made in the Property raisers Office in the
Courthouse, third floor in LaBelle during theoffice 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. Additional Exemption 65 years of Age or Older... $50,000.00
(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" LICESE.

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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Submitted photos/Saundra Garrotson and Doris Greene
Archologist John Beriault describes early flora found in cem-
etery while storyteller Mahler looks on.

Cemetery walkers gather at Billie Bowlegs gravesite.

Program facilitator Carol
Mahler reads Miami Herald
obituary at Billie Bowlegs
gravesite. Environment Walk
Draws Large Audience

Jeanette Peeples shares
memories of her family's role
in founding of the cemetery.

Cemetery Environmental Walk crowd gathers at the new Or-
tona Cemetery pavillion

Cemetery walk explores local history

Historic Ortona Cemetery's
new Pavilion provided a wel-
come shelter on a chilly Saturday
morning for 50 participants who
gathered to hear presentations
and walk through the cemetery.
The walk was the kick-off event
for "Exploring the Environmen-
tal History of Florida," a six-part
reading/discyssion program at
the Ortona Library, Jan. 9 through
Feb. 13.
Glades County Property Ap-
praiser and local historian, Larry
Luckey, recounted the cemetery's
history and pointed out graves
that existed before the property
was officially designated a ceme-
tery. Mr. Luckey recalled exploring
the cemetery as a young boy and
seeing what were called "pau-
per" graves. Over the years, the
indentations in the ground cover-
ing these unmarked graves have'
all. but disappeared from view.
+ Jeanette Peeples, whose grand-'
father was a cemetery founder,
shared her memories of the area
and displayed original photo's
and the cemetery site plans. Dur-
ing the walk, Ms. Peeples drew the
group's attention to a family plot
that contained eight headstones,
all dated 1928. Almost the entire
family lost their lives in the devas-
tating hurricane of that year.
Archeologist John Beriault
*described the pre-Columbian
land area. During the walk he
pointed out existing original
flora and more recent types. He
led the group to the remains of
an Indian mound on the eastern
edge of the cemetery. The'mound
was disturbed in the Cemetery's
development. However, when
ancient skulls were discovered
in the earthworks, the digging
was halted. Now the 20 foot high
mound remains, hidden from
view by scrub. Beriault is the West
Coast Project Representative for
the Archaeological and Histori-
cal Conservancy of Florida. The
Conservancy's current projects
include the Okeechobee Battle-
field and the OrtonA Canal, which
is part of the mound complex in
the adjacent Larry Luckey Indian
Mound Park.
Humanities scholar and pro-
fessional storyteller Carol Mahler
read related selections from

Florida literature. Of special note
was a newspaper obituary of Bil-
lie Bowlegs, read while the group
viewed his gravesite. Mahler is
leading the reading/discussion
program at the Ortona Commu-'
nity Library. Copies of the book,
"Paradise Lost? An Environmental
History of Florida," Dr. Jack Davis,
the book's co-editor will speak at
the Feb, 6. session. Dale Crider,
an environmentalist and a singer-
songwriter, will perform songs
about the Florida environment on
Feb. 13.
This educational program is co-
sponsored by the Ortona Library
and Florida Humanities Council.
The Council is an independent,
non-profit organization and is
the state affiliate of the National
Endowment for the Humanities.
the Ortona Community Library
was among numerous commu-
nity organizations throughout the
state to 'receive grants that fund
humanities programs.
For more information about
the program contact Fran Way
at 675-7880 or franwayrn@aol.
com. For information about FHC
grants, contact Susan Lockwood,
Grants Director at (727) 873-2011

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Local historian Larry Luckey points to location of site where
"pauper's" were buried in unmarked graves.

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


This service Includes:
* Adjust tio prosre to mfng. spet
Align Fronlt wheels raking all
adilutmlnot required to mtaxmize i
vehicle handling and idd i
Mesures rear algnment angles to
ensure conformity to front wheels
Inspect steering and suspension
Most v.htcls. No o Fter dt county
apply. Additional cDarges fr shop
aupplles. up to 7% or $20 -aximum.
may bo odfda. Oftor volid at
parttclptina retailer through t

" 20 "OFF \

I Trans, Coolant, P/Steering, Brake I
Cars special fluid extra I
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We do front
end work
Belts, Hoses
and More

& 4-TIRE

Installation extra
Free shock or strut
Most eStifciOs0 D0,cOit off regular
prd No other d,--cou t, spiny.
Additional charges for stp spplle,1.
up to 7%m or r20 maximum, may bo
dded. Ofdferl atpr"tllpa
rtile thirouh .

; $20 OFF I
I Does not include 4X4 I
I and repack bearings
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