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Language: English
Creator: Caloosa Belle
Publisher: Independent Newspapers of Florida
S.H. Stalls
Place of Publication: LaBelle Fla
Publication Date: February 28, 2008
Copyright Date: 2008
Frequency: weekly
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 49, no. 18 (Sept. 7, 1972)-
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Get luminaria
to fight cancer
Attention all family mem-
bers and friends who have lost
loved ones to cancer or are
having to watch them battle
this treacherous disease. Now
is the time to commemorate
those loved ones by having
their names written on lumi-
naria bags, which will surround
the LaBelle High School track
during Relay for Life. Every bag
will have a candle in it that will
be lit during the luminaria cer-
emony at 8:30 p.m on March
8, if weather allows. Forms
may be picked u at the Calo-
osa Belle or chamber of com-
merce and mailed to American .
Cancer Society, 992 Tamiami
Trail, Unit C-2, Port Charlotte,
FL 33953-3868. If you have any
questions contact Drew Dyess
at (863) 673-0898, or Mary Ris-
leyat (863) 517-2101.

Football, cheer
coaches needed
Anyone interested in coach-
ing football or cheerleading for
the next Pop Warner season is
urged to attend the next booster
club meeting on March 13 at 7
p.m. at the LaBelle Recreation
Building on Cowboy Way.

2008 LaBelle Dixie
League sign ups
LaBelle Dixie League will
hold try-outs for the girls soft-
ball league Feb. 28, at 6 p.m.
This will also be the final op-
portunity. The cost of registra-
tion is $50 per player. If you
have questions, contact Antho-
ny'at (863) 449-0750 or Kim at
(863) 675-8268.

LMS yard sale
The LaBelle Middle School
Bronco Band will sponsor a
yard sale Saturday, March 1
from 8 a.m. to noon at the
LaBelle Middle School lunch-
room, 8000 East Cowboy Way,
All proceeds to towards the
Atlanta, GA National Invitation-
al Music Festival Competition
in April.
For information or to volun-
teer call Brian Pollitt at (836)
674-4646 or Julia Howard at
(863) 673-3819.

Hope Connections
Winter Extravaganza
Hope, Connections will be
holding their winter extrava-.
ganza on March 5, from 6:30
to 8:30 p.m, at the L.J. Noble
Center. The center is located
at 475 E. Cowboy Way. Light
refreshments and Ball Room
dancing will be available with
Fidanza's. Come and have a fun
evening and learn more about
the special care and services
offered by Hope Connections.
For more information, contact
Rosemarie at (863) 675-1576.

Umpires Clinic
planned for little
LaBelle Little League needs
umpires for the season. Please
call (863) 673-0783 (day) or
674-0711 (evenings) if you're
interested. There will be an
umpire clinic at Davis-Pratt
Park Saturday, March 8, at 9
See Page 2 for information about
how to contact the newspaper.

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CERT builds community heroes

Hendry County conducted
a Community Emergency Re-
sponse Team (CERT) Training
Program in January 2008. Sev-
eral members of the community
attended from LaBelle to Clewis-
To be a certified CERT mem-
ber, you must complete a 24-
hour course which includes a
final Functional Drill to test the
course material. Throughout the
course there are scenarios and

"think tank" sessions to enlighten
community members of vulner-
abilities of Hendry County and
how the CERT members can as-
sist in the response and recovery
side of minor or major emergen-
The functional drill is one
of the most important parts of
this training. It includes "mou-
laged" victims which appear to
have real injuries in a simulated
environment. This adds to the

realism of the drill and encour-
ages the responders to utilize the
course information as if it were a
real incident.
The Hendry County CERT Pro-
gram is designed to prepare com-
munities to assist in the event of
a catastrophic disaster. Because
emergency services personnel
may not be available to respond
immediately, Hendry County can
make a difference by utilizing
See CERT Page 2

Sailing: Living the dream

Submitted photos/Laura Smyth
It's the Caloosahatchee for now, but in just a few weeks, the SV Free Spirit will truly be
sailing off into the sunset, on an around the world adventure.

Family prepares to set sail

By Patty Brant
Caloosa Belle
Who hasn't fantasized about
sailing around the world, en-
joying a freehand easy lifestyle,
visiting exotic ports filled with
interesting people and adven-
While many have dreamed
the dream, few ever act on it.
Tamer and Laura Smyth and
their family are actually living
it. The Fairbanks, Alaska, fam-
ily has been renovating the SV
Free Spirit, a 62' steel sailboat,
for several years. Finally, along
with sons Blayde, 12, Valin, 10,
and Drake, 7, they are embark-
ing on the journey of a lifetime.
They also have their nephew,
See Sailing Page 2

Submitted photos/Yvonne Cayce
CERT team members gather to tackle another hurdle in their

Water rates

still an issue"

Aqua Isles
question fees

By Patty Brant
Caloosa Belle
The issue of water/sewer
rates for part time residents
just won't go away. The City
of LaBelle tabled discussion
until the commission's March
13 meeting after hearing from
Aqua Isles residents. The dis-
cussion took place at the Feb.
14 city commission meeting.
Unhappy water/sewer custom-
ers who resent paying for ser-
vices they don't receive came
out again en masse at the Feb.
The city commission has
been struggling with the
question of how to pay for a
planned $25 million 2.5 million

gallon per day reverse osmosis
water plant and be fair to both
full time: and part time resi-
dents. The current plant dates
back to the '60s. When the city
changed to an ammonnia fil-
tration system in order to meet
new trihalomethane standards
set down by DEP, it created a
color problem that continues
to plague the city's water out-
put. The water meets health
standards, but often has an
unpleasant color. The planned
reverse osmosis waterplant
will not only improve the aes-
thetic appearance of the water
but provide additional capacity-
for future needs.
After hearing presentations
by the city's consultants ex-
plaining how the rates were
calculated, residents had their
See Water Page 2

Parents: Child's

first teacher

By Patty Brant
Caloosa Belle
Parents are their children's
first and last line of defense.
It's the parent's job to be the
child's first teacher and to
make sure that, once that pri-
mary teaching job is passed on
to the professionals, the child
continues to get help tailored
to their needs. That responsi-
bility is much heavier when the
child in question is "special."
Many parents assume that
the teacher knows best and

so the parent should stay in
the background. Not so, ac-
cording to one single mother
who recently took matters into
her own hands in her quest to
make sure her "special" little
boy gets the education he de-
Just seven years old and
now a second grader, "Billy"
(not his real name) has always
dealt with multiple challenges.
He suffers from asthma, To-,
urette's syndrome and a num-
See Parents Page 2

'Mr. T' turns 100

At 100 years of age Garrett
Tienstra has more oomph than
many people half his age.
The fifth of 12 children, "Mr.
T" was born Feb. 20, 1908 at
home in .Homewood III, 25,
miles outside of Chicago. Two
of his siblings are still living -,
John 95 and Eilene, 79.
When he was 12, Mr. T's
parents sold their home in flin-
ois for $4,000 and moved to Mi-
ami, built a house and enjoyed
sunny Florida for four years be-
fore moving back to Illinois.
Mr., T learned the plumbing
business by experience. During
the Depression, there was no
construction, so at age 16 he
worked as manager of main-

tenance on a golf course. They At
asked him to put in sprinkler
system, which he did by just
"using common sense." The
job paid $4 per week. The golf
course still exists, but now has
an automatic sprinkler system.
He said he loved working at theV
country club because "almost
owned it." he could eat there, :
had room and board and could
play golf any time he wanted.. --
During World War II Mr. T ,
was deferred from serving in -
the military because he was -- "
married with children. He did --
his part for the war effort as a Caloosa Belle/Patty Brant
machinist in a defense plant af- "Mr. T" thoroughly enjoyed his 100th birthday with a surprise party at Flora & Ella's Feb. 20.
He is flanked on the left by his granddaughter Kimberly and her husband Pete Spezza, and
See Birthday Page 9 on the right by his daughter Marilyn and her husband Ron Graham.

675-1600.A Highwav_29 Souh

Sailing family, from left: Tamer and Laura Smyth, Valen,
10, Shep, 17, Blayde, 12, and Drake, 7.

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Continued From Page 1
CERT to assist in saving lives and
protecting property. With training,
practice and working together as a
team, Hendry County will be able
to do the greatest good for the
greatest number, while preventing
residents from becoming victims.
Another CERT -training will
begin on March 11. Evenings of:
March 11, 12, 13 and 18, 19, 20
from 6-9 p.m. On March 22, here
will be the Saturday Drill from 9
a.m.-3 p.m. It all happens at the,
EMS Station 219 (Training Room,
1050 Forestry Division Road, La-
Belle). Please contact Hendry
County Emergency Management
at (863) 612-4700 for more infor-
mation and to register.

Continued From Page 1
The consultants explained
there are two parts to the rate
structure. The first includes base
fees that are the same for all cus-
tomers. These help the city pay
for its utility infrastructure. The
average residential city water
customer pays a fixed demand
charge of $13.83 per month.
The second part consists of
the commodity charges costs
for the amount of water used per
month. Residential customers
pay $1.79 per thousand gallons

Continued From Page 1
ber of other physical conditions.
He has also been diagnosed with
ADD and may be somewhat au-
In second grade, he is "main-
streamed" in a regular classroom,
but problems became very ap-
parent, according to his mother.
Fortunately, "Sherri" (not her real
name) said she has experience
in working with "Billy's" needs.
She knows how to keep "Billy"
on task -- what he responds to
and what will make him "shut
In numerous conversations
with the teacher and principal,
she said was reassured that the
school was-doing all it could.
Over the years, the mother as-
sembled a thick folder of all re-
ports and analyses specialists did
+ i ;i 6-Billy." Whenever someone
suggested she have a 'specific
test done, she could just look the
results.up in her folder.
"Billy's" problems in class got
so bad that at seven, he had been
suspended three or four times al-
ready. Each,time something hap-
pened his mother went to the
school and handled it,un till one
time he jumped up, ran out of
the class and could not be found.
He'Was finally found hiding on
campus, afraid to come out.
At work one day "Sherri" met
Florida Sen. Dave Aronburg when
he stopped by. He told her then
that if he could ever be of any as-
sistance, to call his office. When
nothing seemed to work for her
son, she remembered that day
and decided to take the senator
up on his offer. True to his word,
the senator called several times,

Continued From Page 1
Shep, with them. They'll be sail-
ing off into the sunset from the
Caloosahatchee River.
The family already had four
boats when Tamer found the Free
Spirit on E-bay for a "steal" in De-
cember 2003 and headed to Mi-
ami to check it out. The paint was
blistering and the steel rusted.
There was no electrical or plumb-
ing system in. The boat was in de-
plorable condition but they knew
with a lot of work would be ex-
actly what they wanted. This was
the boat that would help them ful-
fill their dream to sail around the
world. They-sold the others, fo-
cused on the Free Spirit and have
been working on it ever since.
Tamer provides medical con-
tracts for the military in Alaska
and has finally gotten to the point
where he need only concern him-
self with the administrative side of
the business.
In January of 2004, they
worked to seal leaks and make
emergency repairs. In March
Laura, with her three sons and
a friend from Fort Myers, spent a
solid month in Miami on board
cleaning, tracing all the systems
and getting the engine running.
Since the beginning it's been ten
hour, six-day weeks of intense
work by the whole family.
They finally sailed the Free Spir-
it up the East Coast and through
Lake Okeechobee to Glades Boat
Storage the only inland storage
where they could work and live
on her. Laura said they wanted
to be inland away from the worst.
hurricane threat. Tamer had to go
back to Alaska and so Laura, with
Free Speech FreeAds

Submitted photos/Yvonne Cayce
The January CERT class works on h "victim," using the new skills they learned during the
24-hour course.

of water used. This is the part
most of the part time residents
at the meeting take exception to.
In Aqua Isles,. 51 percent of the
residents are seasonal, who use
no water at all during the months
they're gone.
The city could not apply all or
part of the base charge to sea-.
sonal residents but that would
increase charges to permanent
residents; or it could charge a
reconnection fee when part time
residents return and begin using
water. A third alternative would
be to continue the current bill-

ultimately conferring with both
Superintendent of Schools Tom
Conner and Assistant Superin-
tendent Scott Cooper.
The senator wanted to know
what could be done and if a
waiver was required from Talla-
hassee to provide what "Sherri"
wanted -- a one-on-one teacher
for "Billy" in class. "Billy" was
finally provided with an aide.
"Sherri" said after being unable
to meet the educational chal-
lenges and having extreme diffi-
culty with the work, in just weeks
"Billy" was reading and writing.
With the aid of a temporary one-
on-one paraprofessional, he was
finally on track.
Mr. Cooper said the school
district worked with "Sherri" to
try to fix any problems she per-
ceived. However, keeping costs
within reasonable limits is im-
portant because the budget is
very tight. Every dollar spent in
one area is a dollar the district is
unable to sped foi something
else. He said one student in the
district requires a full time nurse
and aide costs can run up to
$50,000 in additional services for
just one child and the state does
not fund the district to even out
that cost. Some students have ex-
treme needs that the district tries
to meet, Mr. Cooper said, but
it's always a balancing act the
Needs of one student against the
needs of the larger group. There
can be a lot of frustration on both
sides, he agrees.
Even so, he said the district
can usually make the parent
happy. He added that he has a
lot of respect for parents, par-
ticularly those with special needs
children. "It takes a lot of inten-
sive energy to deal with them,"
he said. The school district and
parents often need to become

a captain and deck hand and the
kids sailed her to Glades, nursing
the craft the whole way. Just two
/ hours away from their destination,
they lost the transmission, stop-
ping her cold. The crew babied
and bullied her, but finally man-
aged to arrive at Glades by sunset.
The family has been back and
forth, working toward their dream
of getting the Free Spirit seawor-
thy since 2003. Last August they
left Alaska in a 17-foot travel trail-
er on a four-month tour, driving
20,000 miles. Along the way they
visited family and friends from the
West Coast to Ohio before turn-
ing to on the Free Spirit again. At
the Glades they've been finishing
up making her seaworthy and by
early March they hope to finally
be on their way.
That first leg of their round the
world journey will start by a sail
out to the Gulf and probably to
the Dry Tortugas or Bahamas. In
the spring or early summer they
plan to sail up the East Coast and
soak up the rich US maritime his-
tory there and in Washington, DC.
They expect to escape the summer
heat by laying up in Nova Scotia
and perhaps the Chesapeake Bay,
then sail to warmer climes for the
winter, then Panama Canal or Eu-
rope. The beauty of traveling by
boat is that you can truly go any-
where you want, Laura said. The
only limitation is the weather.
The plan is to sail along with
the Petit Louis, a 52' steel boat
out of Montreal that has also been
undergoing renovation at Glades
Boat Storage.
In addition to experiencing the
world in a very unique and per-
sonal way, the Smyths are also in-
tent on helping provide fresh wa-
ter for people around the world

Aqua Isles residents contest
their bills with reasons includ-
ing: why should they pay for
something they're not getting
any benefit from during the
summer months? They also feel
it's unfair to people on a fixed
income. Some suggest paring
down weekly garbage pick up in
Aqua Isles to just one since most
residents generate little trash
anyway. There are a number of
year-round residents there that
would need the service so it can-
not be stopped completely
Earlier, the board agreed to a
$10 per month garbage fee for

very creative in order to get the
job done, Mr. Cooper explained,
"but we cannot afford to just
write people off."
"Sherri" finally got her son the
help he needs to get an educa-
tion, but she believes some other
children may not be so lucky:
She said. there are some things
parents need to realize. The prin-
cipal, teacher and parent all need
to be involved to address the situ-
ation when a child's educational
needs are not being met, "Sher-
ri" and the principal at "Billy's"
school agree. When that hap-
pens, it can open a window for
the kids. The parent first needs to
know the child's rights, "Sherri"
points out, and be willing to fight
for them.
Parents need to research the
laws and make sure the school is
following procedures already set
down, "Sherri" said, and pointed
out that teachers need to listen
to the kids and to the parents.
Children like "Billy",cry out for
help in their own way. "Sherri"
said parents need to work with
the system and go as far as nec-
essary even contacting your
elected officials.
There are currently 1,357
students in the Hendry County
School District classified as "ex-
ceptional." Of those, about 30
have significant disabilities. Ac-
cording to Director of Exceptional
Student Education Jeff Caulkins,
the number of ESE students has
been steadily declining in Hendry
County over the past ten years
or so, by about 25 students per
year. He attributes that to good
remediation at the elementary
level the difference, he said, is
intervention in reading.
Mr. Caulkins said the district
receives little additional funding
for ESE students unless they have

vacant local homes in lieu of a
rate increase. The $10 per month
fee for vacant homes will be ef-
fective until September 30, 2008.
The trash company may seek an
increase to be effective October
Mayor Paul Puletti noted that
a lot of factors are involved in the
billing and water in Florida is not
cheap, but said the city will con-
tinue to look for a better solution
to the problem.
Commissioner Bob Miller
suggested the city take bids from
other garbage companies when
the contract is up to look for bet-
ter rates.

severe disabilities. Students are
mainstreamed as much as pos-
sible. The crux of the approach
is to keep to the inclusionary
model as much as possible and
the district is doing well-at this,
Mr. Caulkins explained.
School officials agree it is the
parent's job to get involved and
say they are eager to meet with
parents and for parents to attend
their child's annual Individual
Educational Plan (IEP) meeting.
At this meeting the child's educa-
tion plan is discussed and goals
set for .the year. Parents' input
is welcome into developing this
plan. The committee includes
the teacher, school principal, ad-
ministrators, and guidance coun-
selors -- many professionals with
varied experience. The most im-
portant person on that commit-
tee, however, may well be the,
parent. No one knows a child
like a parent. It's a tricky thing,
helping a special child navigate
through the education system.
Parents are not alone in that
quest, however, they just need to
learn the school rules applying
to their child's situation, begin a
dialogue with teachers and ad-
ministration, and not be afraid to
take it to the next step.
en ep

who need it. Tamer, Laura said,
can fix anything, and has made an
affordable water making process.
He can also fix or build plows or
other implements.
The children have always been
homeschooled. 'Laura home-
schools them through an Alaska
school district, putting together
her own curriculum. The district
tests the boys periodically. Laura
said when they get to different
countries, though, they want them
to attend local schools to immerse
the kids in other cultures.
The boys will be sorry to leave
LaBelle, which has been "home"
to them for ,the past year while
they were living on the Free Spirit
out at Glades and it was undergo-
ing renovation. She said they love
LaBelle and have appreciated the
city dock facility with elecrircity,
water and access to the library
and stores. They've spent many
happy hours at the library and
with newfound friends. Now that
only finishing work is left to be
done, the boys are looking for-
ward to their adventure.
Laura said the boys would
love to have some LaBelle kids as
pen pals. You can e-mail them at
Never having been on an open
sea journey, Laura confesses to
being a little concerned about
how she will react to not seeing
any land but she knows she'll
get used to that and the lure of
what's out there to see, do and
learn is well worth any temporary
Tamer and Laura are seeking
simplicity; they want to show their
kids the world and meet people
from other cultures at their own
level. They're looking forward to
finally living their dream.

P.O. BOX 2157

863-675-1155 FAX 863-675-9265





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Hendry County 4-H members competed in the Florida State Fair Fashion Revue over the past
weekend. Local 4-H members competed for ribbons in three age divisions with categories
for garments they constructed. Front left to right are: Jessica Coronado, Sabrina McCluskey.
In the back, from left to right are: Angelica Castillo, Lynette Rivas, Mavis Plamondon, Briana

Local 4-Hers compete in

State Fair Fashion Revue

Youth from across Florida
showcased and modeled their
constructed garments at the Flor-
ida State Fair on Feb. 9, in Tampa.
'Six Hendry County 4-H mem-
bers, Jessica Coronado, Angelica
Castillo, Briana DeVisme, Sabrina
McCluskey, Mavis Plamondon,
and Lynette Rivas, competed in
the Florida State Fair 4-H Fashion
Revue. The contest consisted of
three age divisions with differ-
ent garment categories. Young
at Heart 8-10 years of age, Savvy
Sewers 11-13 years of age, and
Timely Teens 14-18 years of age

are the different age divisions
Jessica Coronado and An-
gelica Castillo both competed in
the Young at Heart division with
Jessica modeling her garment in
the School Wear category and
Angelica showcasing her gar-
ment in the My Choice category.
Angelica captured second place
with her pajama pants.
In the Savvy Sewers division,
Sabrina McCluskey took third
place in the School Wear catego-
ry with her blue/white flowered
print capris and vest.
Lynette Rivas, Mavis Plamon-

dan, and Brianna DeVisme com-
peted in the Timely Teen division.
Lynette was awarded first place
in the Dress for Work category
with Mavis in second place with
her blue skirt and jacket. Lynette
modeled her red pant suit. In the
"My Choice" category, Briana Di-
Visme captured first place with
her gold renaissance dress.
For more information about
the Hendry County 4-H Club
Program, please contact the UF/
IFAS/Hendry County Cooperative
Extension Service at (863) 674-
4092 or (863) 983-1598.

Rep. Mahoney takes part

in Swamp.... Cabbage Fest

LABE"iE -- Congressman
Tim Mahoney (FL-46) took part
in the 41st Annual Swamp Cab-
bage Parade and Festival this
past Saturday. Following the
festival, Congressman Mahone
participated in Riverwatch's Ca-
loosahatchee Riverboat Cruise
to discuss water and energy is-
sues including the WRDA Bill,
the Farm Bill and the future of
bio-energy in Florida.

In attendance on the Rive-
boat Cruise were representa-
tives from Riverwatch, Sierra
Club Calusa Group, Audubon
on SW FL, Sanibel-Captiva Con-
servation Foundation, Hendry
Economic Development Coun-
cil, South Florida Water Manage-
ment District, USDA, University
of Florida IFAS, PURRE Water
Coalition, Watershed Council,
Workforce Development Board,

Duda Companies, Tetra Tech,
and Peace River Basin Board
among others.
Each year, the Swamp Cab-
bage Festival is held the last full
weekend of February, and fea-
tures beauty pageants, dances,
a parade with floats decorated
with Sabal Palm fronds, enter-
tainment and food in Barron
Park, on the scenic Caloosa-
hatchee River.

We really need to praise the Lord for the healing that has taken
place in Bill's life. The Dr's are very pleased that the entire tumor
was removed and that he will just need follow up visits as of now.
During all these many months of treatments and Dr. appoint-
ments that Bill has gone through, we just wanted to let everyone
know how much their prayers and support have meant to us. We
have had so many help with one thing or another during this
time: Randy Daniels, Jodi Bell, Beth and Kevin Lutkenhaus, Mike
and Jan Gann, Bobby and Deborah White, Alico, everyone at the
old Red Brick building, Dr. Jeffery Martin and his office staff,
Hugo and Natasha Vargas, Andy Higginbotham, MaryLee Baker,
Amanda Nelson, all the faculty and staff at Upthegrove
Elementary School, Lucretia Strickland, Vicki and Larry Bennett,
Chris Soud, Chamber of Commerce and the Economic
Developmental Council. A special thank you to LW and Seth
Howard for the prayer that was said for Bill when all this started.
We would really like to thank Jodi Bell, Mike Gann, Randy
Daniels, Hugo and Natasha Vargas and Deborah White for being
there when Bill had his surgery. Mike made the trip down from
North Carolina just to be there for Bill.
Bill came through the surgery with a great report. All the cancer
is gone and he will not have to undergo any treatments. He is still
recovering from his surgery, but doing much better. This is all due
to all the prayers and support from everyone. We had people
praying all over the state, out of the state and as far away as
Thailand. God is still on the throne!!!!!
If someone was left off, please just know that we did appreciate
all that was done by everyone.
All our thanks and love,
Patti and Uncle Bill McGill

To Pastor Shannon Craft and the Church formerly
known as The Kingdom Center. Pastor Shannon has
been invited to partner with Pastor Lonnie Johns
and Christ Central.
Christ Central was founded in Lake City, Florida in
April of 1998. The founding pastor is Pastor Lonnie
Johns. Christ Central is a non-denominational min-
istry with a vision of reaching the world with the
Gospel of Jesus Christ. The church is active in World
Missions and has established missionary works in
the Philippines, Honduras, Africa and India. These
include numerous churches, orphanages and mis-
sionary stations. The church has also launched sev-
eral "Daughter Churches" to carry the vision to
other cities and states. There are now daughter
churches in Bago Philippines, Live Oak, Alachua,
Lake Butler, McClenny and now pleased to
announce Christ Central of LaBelle, Florida. There
is also a church in Dallas. All of these churches are
involved in the missions program, national church
planting program and local outreaches patterned
after the founding church.
Christ Central is an exciting, growing, progressive
"Church on the Move." A church that is "Making a
Difference." A church where Jesus is Lord and
Christ is central to all we do.

4 OPINION Caloosa Belle, Thursday, February 28, 2008

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PICTURE DISC FOUND: I found a san disc photo chip the mem-
ory chip from a camera. The pics are all intact and it works very well.
There are over 140 family and friends pictures on it. I am sure some-
one will want it back. I found it the evening of Feb. 21 in the city park-
ing lot. Please call the Caloosa Belle to claim it.

Thank You

Great craft show
Aqua isles Craft Group would
like to extend a heartfelt thank
you to everyone who supported
their recent craft show. As always,
area businesses were fantastic
we couldn't do it without you.
Thanks to everyone for a wonder-
ful show.
Sue Moore

Great service
I would like to thank the La-
Belle police department and fire-
men who responded to accident
at Grandma's Grove at about 6
o'clock Sunday, Feb. 17. These
men and ladies did an excellent
job! Thank you! Also the FPL
- these men did an outstanding
job. They worked their butts off
to get a very bad situation taken
care of in a very short time. Thank
you, thank you! I believe every-
one in Grandma's Grove was very
pleased with your service. Thank
you again.
Ralph Feigles

Fun at the circus
The LaBelle Longhorns would.
like to thank the Walker Brothers
Circus for coming to LaBelle and
allowing us to sponsor them. We
would also like to thank the Hen-
dry County Recreation Board and

everyone who purchased tickets
to attend the circus. A great time
was had by all!

HESPA successful
The Hendry Educational
Support Personal Association
(H.E.S.P.A.) would like to thank
Harry and Mike Saxton for their
generous donation of Peach Man-
go trees. This is the first of many
fund raisers we will hold in La-
Belle. We are also holding a yard
sale on March 15 at O'Ferrell's
Florist on Main Street. The pro-
ceeds will be used to purchase
clothes for our first ever back to
school clothing drive. We already
have 100 new articles of clothing
thanks to the money raised from
our tree sale. The Back to School
Clothing Drive will be held in
August for ALL elementary aged
More information will be an-
nounced in the Caloosa Belle
this summer. We are also asking
the community for donations of
children's clothes in good condi-
tion. You can call Debby Livings-
ton at (863) 675-5781 or Debbie
Steelman at (863) 675-1381 if
you would like to donate to our
yard sale or to our back to school
clothing event.
Thank you, H.E.S.P.A.


The Caloosa Belle would
like to extend "Happy Birthday"
wishes to our readers celebrating
Happy Birthday to:
+ February 28: Allen Browning,
Anna Davis, Thomas O'Ferrell,
Catherine Palmer, Lenora Greer,
Max Davis, Mary Durno, Glen
Cutshall, Jerry Rosario, Chris
Confessore, Erwin Jackson, Alan
McDaniel, Jennifer Sheltra, Tom
Gauss, Lek Phillips
February 29: Cheryl Murray,
P.J. Crews, Marilyn Teal, Hector
March 1: Cecil Evans, John
Rimes, Charles Walker, Patricia
Jones, Linda Ruble, Brad Mar-
cum, Debra Rhodes, Patricia
Finch, Sandra McClenithan, Tony
March 2: Steven Aiken, Don
Ross, Jr., Lloyd Hinkle, Mike Pu-
letti, Marisa Love, Roy Ross, Shei-
la Tanner, Chere Mason, Roxanne
Wilkison, Roy Ireland, Laurie
Cutshall, Jerry Christmas, Harold
Graham, Joanne Borcher, Mason
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Finks, Martha Humphries, Mattie
Burnette, Susan Orwig, Cale Cur-
tis, Billy Rice, Joe Daniels, Wade
Grigsby, Susan Frank, Robert

Flipse, Carol Flipse, Ed Campbell,
Ramon Rodriguez, III, Trish Spen-
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III, Lee Godshall, Pam Howard,
Bobbie Gause, Zeb Hall, Kent
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Eddie Rennolds, Matt Gibson,
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Letters to the Editor

To the community
of LaBelle:
What are we, as human be-
ings, coming to when we start
stealing from the deceased?
I thought I lived in a small
home town, where people looked
out and helped one another. It
has been a year since we lost our
daughter, Cheyenne. This com-
munity showed us so much love
and support for our family that it
truly amazed us to no end. It gave
me a new meaning to the phrase
"Home Town Feel," that is until I
got the phone call from my hus-
band over the weekend of Feb. 15
to tell me the following news. He
had been out to the Ft. Denaud
Cemetery visiting our daughter,
like we do every night. He was
picking up leaves and straighten-
ing all her little things when he
noticed that some were out of
place and missing. Looking more
closely he saw that someone had
taken one of her little bears out
of the bag it was in and used the
bag to steal all of her trinkets that
loved ones and friends had left
for her; all of her bracelets, neck-
laces and even a few key chains
that her Dad and I had given her.
After these items being out there
a year it still baffles my mind why
someone just now wants to go
out there and take them.
Now, I cannot imagine why
someone would need these
things more than our daughter. If
you did need them that badly, you
could have gone to the store and
bought them the same way as I
did. You did not and I repeat you
did not have to steal them from
our daughter. I know that if you
are reading this, you will realize
that it is you I am speaking to. I
hope and pray that you feel hor-

rible for doing what you did. I do
know that there are some people
in this world that will not feel one
ounce of remorse for the actions
they take, but just remember this,
when the day comes and you are
meeting Him face to face, think
about that day you took these
small tokens of someone's affec-
tion for a little girl that was loved
by so many. These items meant
nothing to you but they meant
the world to us and everyone else
that left them there for her.
We do not care who took the
trinkets, we just want them back.
You can leave them where you
found them with no questions
asked. All we ask is that you find
the heart that I know you have
and bring them back.
Just sit back and think about
what you did and picture it be-
ing your daughter and how you
would feel about someone else
taking them from her.
Not respectfully yours,'
Skeeter and Shawnie

Mixed signals
As I write this article, five days
before the much heralded "Super
Tuesday" Primary, I have just re-
ceived a poem by A. Lawrence
Vaincourt that soberly focuses on
the too often overlooked, real is-
sue, missing, in action, in the so-.
called debates.
As the current crop of pur-
ported world leader candidates
parse, propose, posture and pros-
titute the process, this poem in a'
straight forward, heartfelt fashion
puts the priority in perspective.

(A Soldier Died Today)
by A Lawrence Vaincourt
He was getting old and

paunchy and his hair was falling
And he sat around telling sto-
ries of the past.
Of a war that he had fought in
and the deeds that he had done.
In his exploits with his buddies;
they were heroes, every one.
And though sometimes, to
his neighbors, his tales became
a joke,
all his legion buddies listened,
.for they knew whereof he spoke.
But we'll hear his tales no lon-
ger for old Bill has passed away,
And the world's a little poorer,
for a soldier died today.
He will not be mourned by
many. just his children and his
. for he lived an ordinary and
quite uneventful life.
Held a job and raised a family,
quietly going on his own way,
and the world won't note his
passing, though a soldier died to-
When politicians live
this earth, their bodies lie in state.
While thousands note their
passing and proclaim that they
were great.
Papers tell their whole life sto-
ries, from the time that they were
but the passing of a soldier
goes unnoticed and unsung.
Is the greatest contribution to
the welfare of our land,
a person who breaks their
promises and cons their fellow
Or the ordinary person who in
times of war and strife.
goes off to serve their Country
and offers up their life?
A politician's stipend and the
style in which they live
is sometimes disproportionate
to the service they give.
While the ordinary soldier,

who offered up their all,
is paid off with a medal and
perhaps, a pension too small.
It's so easy to forget them for
it was so long ago,
that the old Bills of our coun-
try went to battle but we know,
it was not the politicians, with
their compromise and ploys,
who won for us the freedom
that our Country now enjoys.
Should you find yourself in
danger, with ,your enemies at
would you want a politician
with their ever shifting stand?
Or would you prefer a soldier,
who has sworn to defend,
his home, his kin and Country
and would fight until the end?
He was just a common soldier
and his ranks are growing thin,
but his presence should re-
mind us we may need his likes
For when countries are in con-
flict, then we find the soldier's
is to clean up all the troubles
that the politicians start.
If we cannot do him hon-
or while he's here to hear our
then at least let's give him hom-
age at the ending of his days.
Perhaps just a simple headline
in a paper that would say,
Our Country is in mourning,
for a soldier died today.

Now I don't know when this
poem was written, or what war.
it might be referencing, but in
view of our current multi-military
involvements around the world,
it is timeless to me, and certainly
has overwhelming implications
as our Country struggles to elect a
new Commander in Chief.
T. W. Bill Neville

Dare to make a difference for Christ!

By Dr. Les Morgan
Caloosa Baptist Church
It's absolutely amazing to think
about the difference we can make
if we will only fulfill God's call-
ing on our lives.
Telemachus was
a fourth-cen-
tury Christian
whose courage
for Christ made "
a difference in '
his generation.
lived in a remote Les
village, tending Morgan
his garden and
spending much of his time in
One day he thought he heard
the voice of God telling him to go
to Rome, so he obeyed, setting
out on foot. Weeks later, he ar-
rived in the city at the time of a
great festival. The little monk fol-
lowed the crowd surging down

the streets into the Coliseum. He
saw the gladiators stand before
the emperor and say, "We who
are about to die salute you." Then
he realized these men were go-
ing to fight to the death for the
entertainment of the crowd. He
cried out, "In the name of Christ,
As the games began, he
pushed his way through the
crowd, climbed over the wall,
and dropped to the floor of the
arena. When the crowd saw this
tiny figure rushing to the gladia-
tors and saying "In the name of
Christ, stop!" they thought it was
part of the show and began laugh-
ing. When they realized it wasn't,
the laughter turned to anger. As
he was pleading with the gladia-
tors to stop, one of them plunged
a sword into his body. He fell to
the ground. As he was dying, his
last words were, "In the name of
Christ, stop!"

Then a strange thing hap-
pened. The gladiators stood look-
ing at the tiny figure lying there.
A hush fell over the Coliseum.
Way up in the upper rows, a man
stood and made his way to the
exit. Others began to follow. In
dead silence, everyone left the
The year was A.D. 391, and
that was the last battle to the
death between gladiators in the
Roman Coliseum. Never again
in the great stadium did men kill
each other for the entertainment
of the crowd, all because of one
tiny voice that could hardly be
heard above the tumult. One
voice -- one life -- that spoke the
truth in God's name.
When you think about it, more
than likely someone made a dif-
ference in your life. Perhaps it was
a teacher, a coach, a friend or a
spiritual leader like a pastor, or
priest. Aren't you grateful for the

positive imput which that one
life made within you? If you think
about it, you are a changed per-
son because somewhere, some-
one made a lasting contribution
into you. They made a difference!
You, too, can make a differ-
ence for Christ by following the
Scriptural admonition: "So, what-
ever you eat or drink, or whatev-
er you do, do it all for the glory
of God" (1 Corinthians 10:31).
Think about it you can make a
difference within a life that could
change that person for eternity.
What does it take? What will
it cost you to turn that life around
for the good? Just one thing a
willingness to invest yourself in
another, for the Glory of God!
I dare you!
Dr. Les Morgan is pastor of
Caloosa Baptist Church, located
200 yards behind Flora & Ella's in

Jim Yeomans recalls how it was back then

By Millard (Jim)
I don't know if I'm considered
an old timer, but I've lived in La-
Belle six months past 82 years.
So, let me say thanks to Lynda
Rider for recalling the good times
a lot of us enjoyed at some of the
local swimming holes. But let me
also give my account of how I re-
member some of these events.
First of all, the railroad spur
wasn't Atlantic Coastline to La-
Belle. The Seaboard RR was the
spur to LaBelle from Fort Myers,
which delivered gas, oil, etc. to
A.L. Taylor's Bulk Plant, which
was located at what is now Burg-
er King's parking lot, west side.
It also brought Chevrolet cars to
Grover Hill's garage, the Chevro-
let dealer at that time.
Secondly, Alico didn't get its
name from Atlantic RR. Alico
came to LaBelle known as "At-
lantic Land Improvement Com-
pany." Yours truly started to work
for them soon after they arrived. I
had asked Jack Spratt one morn-
ing if we could abreviate Atlantic
Land Improvement Co. on the
reading of our time cards to A.L.I.
He said no at that time. I take
credit for planting the seed. They
did eventually shorten it, as we all
Now, let's take a stroll down

ualoosa elle/tiauy Brant
Millard 'Uim" Yeomans
Bridge Street, beginning at Wash-
ington Ave. west side, going
north. Bridge Street was a dusty
marl road. The first house at the
corner of Washington and Bridge
Street was the Wade Hampton

residence, which is now the
Southwest Florida Realty Group.
Continuing north on Bridge St.,
you would come to the residence
of R.J. Moon, although this dwell-
ing no loner exists, as most the
next few businesses I'm going to
After the Moon residence you
would come to the Log Cabin,
one of the favorite watering holes
of the time, then you would come
upon George Pool's Grocery. Fur-
ther down the arcade you came
to the U.S. Post Office, that later
moved to the U-Save parking lot
and then to the present day loca-
tion. A little further down the line
you would come to Frank Turn-
er's Barber Shop and then Carl
Royer's Drug Store, which would
later be known as Flora & Ella's
Restaurant located at the corner
of Fort Thompson and Bridge St.
This became a favorite meeting
place on Saturday nights.
Then there was the B&B Gro-
cery, now the Embarq phone
company, then you had the tele-
phone exchange building, head-
ing on down to A.J. Feeley's Ab-
stract & Title office. Past that you
came to Wm. Poole's Hardware
Store, now known as LaBelle Re-
alty. And then Ed Staple's Barber
Shop and another arcade was Dr.
Weaver's office and the Columbia

Theater where they showed silent
movies. Then there was 'the La-
Belle Bank, Watts Hall Hardware
Store and the Everett Hotel. Then
across over Bridge St. and head
south. First you would come to
LaBelle Park, later named Barron
Do you remember Dan
McLaughlin? He ran the jail when
it was located on the southeast
corner of the park. And then
you had Newcomb's Bakery,
later known as Alex Curtis Honey
House. A little further down you
could find the LaBelle Pool Room.
Next was, and still is, Davidson's
Dry Cleaners. Let's don't forget
the Green Dot Inn, another of the
local watering holes, where on
Saturday nights you were almost
certain to witness a good fist-a-
cuff or two. Then you had Camp-
bell's & Jennings Hardware. Later
Mr. Campbell was bought out by
L.M. Jennings, making it what we
now know as Jennings Hardware.
*Then as we mentioned earlier,
there was Grover Hill's Chevrolet
dealership and mechinic shop.
Then the was LaBelle Theater,
after which you would come to
Pendrey's garage and last but not,
least the Piggle Wiggly Grocer'
store, now known a Oak Realty.
That's how it was 75-odd years*


Hospice benefit
The Lehigh Concert Band pres-
ents a concert to benefit Hope
Hospice. Hope Hospice has been
licensed by the State of Florida
since 1984. All proceeds from the
concert will go to the construction
of a new Hope Hospice House in
Lehigh Acres, to serve the entire
surrounding area.
The benefit will be Sunday,
March 9 at 2 p.m. It will be held
at Faith Lutheran Church, 705
Leeland Heights Boulevard East

in Lehigh Acres. Admission is a
suggested donation of $5.
Come and enjoy an afternoon
of your favorite music, dancing, a
raffle and refreshments.
For more information call (239)

Annual plant sale
fundraiser set
The Alva Garden Club is hold-
ing its Annual Plant Sale, Bake
Sale, drawing and Chinese Auc-
tion on Saturday, March 15. The
event will be held at the Alva

Museum, 21420 East Pearl Street,
Alva. For information or direc-
tions, please call: (239) 728-6402
or (239) 728-3180."

Win an IPOD!
Family Eye Care is selling
chance drawing tickets for a 30GB
Apple IPOD. All proceeds benefit
the American Cancer Society's
2008 Relay For Life in LaBelle.
Tickets are $2 each or 6 for $10.
Winning name will be chosen
and announced at the March
2008 Relay for Life. Please stop

by Family Eye Care at 100 N Main
Street to purchase your tickets
from any staff member. For more
info call (863) 675-0761. Thank
you for your support!

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.


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Still missing
In January the Caloosa Belle published the story of Gra-
cie, an English Pointer, who was stolen from the city's ken-
nel early Jan. 1. She and another English Pointer had been
dropped off there after they wandered away from a family'
campsite. A security video shows what appears to be a
white F250 or F350 four-door Ford pick up truck with a
short wheel base, probably gold colored accents with a
row of white lights above the windshield. Only Gracie was
taken. The thief may have been surprised to find out that
she is a household pet and would be useless to a hunter.
Gracie is white with tiny brown speckles on her ears and
inside her legs. She was wearing a pink reflective collar
which also contained the owner's information. A four-year-
old girl is still looking for her dog and Gracie's buddy still
whines for her. Anyone with information about the missing
dog is asked to call Animal Control at (863) 675-3381.

Three arrested in school burglaries

Sheriff Ronnie Lee, announc-
es that Hendry County Sheriff's
Office Investigators have ar-
rested three individuals in con-
nection with the break in of
Upthegrove and Country Oaks
Elementary Schools.
Two juveniles have been ar-

rested at this time. Miguel A.
Ramirez age 15, is charged with
dealing in stolen property I
count and possession of mari-
juana less than 20 grams; Anto-
nio M. Arenivar age 16, has been
charged with dealing in stolen
property 2 counts, burglary 2

counts, felony criminal mis-
chief 2 counts and grand theft 2
Justin B. Williams age 18,
was also charged with burglary
I count, felony criminal mischief
1 count and grand theft 1 count.
Country Oaks Elementary,

was burglarized January 29, and
Upthegrove Elementary was
burglarized on February 22.
Some of the stolen property
has been recovered and traced
back to Hendry County Schools.
The investigation is continu-

Property Appraiser has extended deadline

If you still need to apply for
the following exemptions/clas-
sification: homestead, portabil-
ity (new), senior (additional),
widow/widower, disability or
agriculture classification, I have
extended the deadline through

Monday, March 3 at 5 p.m.
My office will also be open
until 6 p.m. Feb. 28.
This is your last opportunity
to file for the 2008 year. After 5
p.m. on Monday, March 3 you
will only be able to apply for tax

year 2009.
Don't miss out on this oppor-
tunity to save money that you
could use for other needs.
Please contact my office with
questions, my capable staff will
be more than happy to assist

In LaBelle call (863) 675-5270
or in Clewiston call (863) 983-
3178. If you live in Clewiston and
would like to speak to the office
in LaBelle you may call toll free
(863) 983-1591.


Early spring-cleaning
Do you need help with early
Spring-cleaning this year? Let
the LMS Bronco Band help you
We are now accepting dona-
tions of any sellable items for a
fundraiser yard sale. Items may
be dropped off at the LMS band
room weekdays between the
hours of 2 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.
(or call Mr. Pollitt to set up an

Arrest Reports

A juvenile was arrested Feb.
22 and charged with dealing in
stolen property and possession
of under 20 grams of marijuana.
Investigator Ken Bennett was the
arresting officer.
A 17-year-old juvenile was ar-
rested Feb. 22 on a warrant for
aggravated battery causing bodi-
ly harm or disability and robbery
without a firearm or weapon.
Corrections Officer M. Powell
was the arresting officer.
Richard Harold Lebert, 28,
was arrested Feb. 24 and charged
with battery- strike or touch, lar-
ceny petit theft first offense, re-
sisting arrest or obstruction of an
officer without violence, escape
and VOP: felony or community
control. Deputy Jackie Garrett
was the arresting officer.
Vicente Lopez, 26, was ar-
rested Feb. 23 and charged with
aggravated battery with a deadly
weapon..Deputy .. Brooks was
the arresting officer.
Isahu Garcia, 27, was arrested
Feb. 24 and charged with resist-
ing an officer flee/attempting to
elude a law enforcement officer.
Deputy L. Riordan was the arrest-
ing officer.
Jennifer Lynn Obenauer, 28,
was arrested Feb. 22 and charged
with aggravated battery with a
deadly weapon with out intent to
kill and battery touch or strike.
Deputy Christian Buchhofer was
the arresting officer.
Johnnie Robert Hyde, 25, was
arrested Feb. 22 and charged
with damaging property crimi-
nal mischief $1,000 or over and
larceny petit theft first offense.
Sgt. Reed was the arresting offi-
Justin Barrington Washing-
ton, 18, was arrested Feb. 22 and
charged with damaging property
- criminal mischief over $1,000,
burglary of a structure unarmed
without a person inside and
larceny grand theft $5,000 to
$10,000. Investigator K.M. Ben-
nett was the arresting officer.
Sara Catherine English, 23,
was arrested Feb. 20 and-charged
with larceny theft $300-$5,000
and dealing in stolen property.
Deputy L. Cora was the arresting
Desiderio Eguia Jr., 28, was ar-
rested Feb. 19 and charged as a

futigive from justice in state from
'Seminole County. Corrections
Officer M. Powell was the arrest-
ing officer.
Luis Velasquez, 19, was ar-
rested Feb. 18 and charged as
a fugitive from justice from Lee
County. Deputy Christian Buch-
hofer was the arresting officer.
Raul Francisco Iglesis, 36, was
arrested Feb. 25 and charged with
a non-moving traffic violation
not registering a motor vehicle
and also a non-moving traffic vio-
lation driving with a suspended
license, third or subsequent of-
fense. Deputy Justin Smith was
the arresting officer.
A 17-year-old juvenile was ar-
rested Feb. 24 and charged with
aggravated assault with a deadly
weapon without intent to kill.
Deputy L. Brooks was the arrest-
ing officer.
Seven Bradley Maldonado, 29,
was arrested Feb. 22 and charged
with criminal mischief property
damage $1,000 or over, larceny
petit theft first offense and pos-
session of marijuana under 20
Jaime Zamarano, 21, was ar-
rested Feb. 22 and charged with
possession of over 20 grams of
marijuana or controlled sub-
stance without a prescription.
Deputy Joshua Woods was the
arresting officer.
Jesus Fay Claro, 23, was ar-
rested Feb. 22 and charged with
possession of over 20 grams of
marijuana or controlled sub-
stance without a prescription.
Deputy Joshua Woods was the
arresting officer.
Eduardo Zamarano, 21, was
arrested Feb. 22 and charged
with possession of over 20 grams
of marijuana or a controlled sub-
stance without a prescription and
possession of cocaine. Deputy
Joshua Woods was the arresting
A 15-year-old juvenile was ar-
rested Feb. 20 and charged with
VOP: child/community control
home detention after care super-
vision. Sgt. Barbara Brown was-
the arresting officer.
A 16-year-old juvenile was ar-
rested Feb. 19 and charged with
possession of marinuana with in-
tent to sell, manufacture or deliv-

er schedule I. Investigator Aaron
Angell was the arresting officer.
John John Hall Jr. 24, was ar-
rested Feb. 19 and charged witn
non-moving traffic violation -
driving with a suspended license
third or subsequent offense and
possession of marijuana under
20 grams. Deputy N. Reed was
the arresting officer.
Candido Madreeck Wash-
ington, 27, was arrested Feb. 18
and charged on a warrant for
non-moving traffic violation ha-
bitual offender driving with a
suspended license. Corrections
Officer M. Powell was the arrest-
ing officer.
This column lists arrests, not
convictions, unless otherwise
stated. Anyone who is listed here
and who is later found not guilty
or has the charges against them
dropped, is welcome to inform
the newspaper. We will confirm
the information and send it.

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The yard sale is planned for
Saturday, March 1. We are also
asking for volunteers. For more
information please call Mr. Pol-
litt at (863) 674-4646 or Julia
Howard at (863) 673-3819.
Your support will be greatly
appreciated! All proceeds go to-
wards the Atlanta, GA National
Invitational Music Festival Com-
petition in April.

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Julie Marie Gann
Julie Marie Gann Harris, 67, of
Clewiston, died Feb. 20, 2008 in
Clewiston. She was born Oct. 30,
1940 in Pensacola.
Julie is survived by three
daughters, Debra Hughes of
Moore Haven, Donna Dixon of
Clewiston, Carol Whitehead of
Clewiston; two sons and two
stepsons:, Paul Harris of Clewis-
ton, Steven Harris of Moore Ha-
ven, Ronald Harris, Maggie Val-
ley, N.C., Charles Harris, Moore
Haven. She is also survived by
two sisters, Mildred Carr, Pensac-
ola and Brenda Joyce, Boston,
Mass. Julie is leaving behind her
22 grandchildren and twenty-six
great-grandchildren. A special
angel, Eric Simmons, is also left
Funeral services were held
Saturday, Feb. 23, at Graveside,
Ortona Cemetery, with Rev. Paul
D. Harris officiating. Interment
followed at Ortona Cemetery.
Visitation was Friday at Clew-
iston Funeral Home in Clewis-
All arrangements were under
the direction of Akin-Davis Fu-
neral Home, LaBelle.

William Louis Hull Jr.
Wlliam Louis Hull Jr., 76, of
LaBelle, died on Feb. 20, 2008 in
He was born July 10, 1931
in Bridgeport, Conn. to William
Louis Hull and Lena Elizabeth
(Bognar) Hull. He served in the
U.S. Army, 3rd Division, at Out-
post Harry during the Korean

Conflict. After returning home,
he opened his own business in
Bridgeport, Conn., A&H Pattern
& Mold Co.
Mr. Hull moved to Florida in
1990. He was a member of the
VFW, American Legion and Le-
high Acres Elks Lodge #2602.
He was an avid hunter and loved
to play golf and horseshoes. Bill
was a devoted husband and fa-
He was preceded in death by
his first wife of 39 years, Lucille
(Vallee) Hull.
Survivors include his wife,
Marion Beatrice (Woytow) Hull
and two sons, William L. (Ai-
leen) Hulll Ill of Fincastle, Va.,
and Alan A. (Debbie) Hull of
Southbury, Conn; daughter,
Lynne (Bob) Campbell of Lehigh
Acres, grandchildren, Michelle
Waldron, Bradley Campbell,
Katrina Hull, Adrienne Hull and
great-grandchild, Kamryn Perez.
Funeral services were held
Sunday, Feb. 24, at Carlson Me-
morial United Methodist Church,
310 Campbell Street, LaBelle.
Pastor Benton Mangueira offici-
ated. BPOE Lodge #2602, Lehigh
Acres conducted an honors cer-
emony and Military Honors were
conducted by American Legion
Post #130, LaBelle. Visitation
was Saturday, Feb. 23, at Akin-
Davis Funeral Home, LaBelle.
In lieu of flowers, donations can
be made to Hope Hospice, 25
Homestead Road, Unit 35, Le-
high Acres, Florida 33936.
All- arrangements were under
the direction of Akin-Davis Fu-
neral Home, LaBelle.

Ethel J. Kelley
Ethel .1 Kelley, 60, of LaBelle,
died Sunday, Feb.10, 2008. She
was born Sept. 29, 1947 in Auro-
ra, Ind. and moved to the LaBelle
area 45 years ago.
She was preceded in death by
her father, Robert Lorn Meredith
of Hanover, Ind.
Mrs. Kelley is survived by her
mother, Marjorie Meredith, Ha-
nover, Ind.; her children, Marjo-
rie Kelley (Doug) of Tabor City,
N.C., Charles Kelley and (Kathy)
of Franklin, N.C., Bonnie Weaver
(Jack) of LaBelle, Ernie Kel-
ley (Dawn) of Lehigh Acres and
Kevin W. Kelley (Lynette) of Fort
Myers; her sister, Roberta Fugate
of Holten, Ind. and her grandchil-
dren, Loren, Chuck, Jason, Brian-
na, Christopher and Ryan.

Muriel Parker Black
Muriel Parker Black Tormey,
60, of Fort Myers died Feb. 18,
2008, in Fort Myers. She was born
Oct. 15, 1947, Fort Valley, Ga and
was a former resident of Felda.
She had live in Fort Myers for 40
years and was a medical records
She is survived by her hus-,
band: Kenneth Tormey of Fort
Myers; son: Larry Black, Jr. (Nina)
of LaBelle; daughter: Leslie Black
of Tampa, Fla.; two sisters: Beth
Cross of Fort Myers and Anita Lynn
(Lyman) of Lamort, Missouri; six
grandchildren, two great-grand-
The family will have a celebra-
tion of her life March 1, from 2-4
p.m. at Franklin Locks in Alva.

Religion News in Brief

Upcoming Events

Grace Baptist to host
If you enjoy Southern Gospel
and Blue Grass music; come hear
Dominion Trio at Grace Baptist
Church on Sunday, March 2, at
both the 10:45 am and the 6 p.m.
Services. Dominion Trio is a Gos-
pel Music Group from Virginia.
They are in Florida for a limited
time. Please come join us and en-
joy! This is your opportunity to be
blessed with good, God-Honoring
4- music. There is no admission fee

but a Love Offering will be taken
for their expenses.
The church is located at: 42000
NE Eucalyptus Blvd. in Port La-
Belle. The church is one mile past
Country Oaks Elem. School and
just two blocks past Collinswood
Blvd. A Nursery will be provided.
The date and Times again are:
March 2, at 10:45 am and 6 p.m.

Pastor Appreciation
Breakfast planned
Community Christian School
will host a Pastor Appreciation
Breakfast on Tuesday, March 4,

at 9 a.m. at Flora & Ella's Restau-
rant. Please RSVP by Feb. 29 to:
(863) 675-3277 ext. 261.

Collection for church
Helping Hand Ministries of
Moore Haven, located at 399
Ave., on the corner of Fourth St. is
holding a collection. All items are
to be given for donations, to help
for expenses of the church. Come
share with us as we share with
you. We will also take things you
no longer have need for. Just drop
them off. We are there Saturday's
from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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S. Berner Road, Clewiston (863) 983-3003
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Caloosa Belle, Thursday, February 28, 2008 7

B Edison College Foundation gets scholarship boost

Submitted photo/Denise Terrell

Dean's List
Tiffany Terrell, a 2007
graduate of LaBelle High
School, has been listed on
the Dean's List at South-
easternaUniversity. To be
listed, a student's grade
point average must be
above 3.5 for the semester.
Tiffany is studying educa-
tion and hopes to become
a teacher one day. She is
currently an aide in a fifth
grade class in Lakeland
and is also a soccer refer-
ee. Her parents are Denise
Terrell and Mike Owens.

********** HOMES **********
* WATERFRONTI Picture Prefect! 3BR/2B custiom
built home located in the Prestigious Caloosa
Harbor S/D. Features include an Oak filled lot w/
canal frontage & direct access to ithe
Caloosahatchee River, porcelain tile, hardwood cab-
inets, granite counter tops in the kitchen, a luxuri-
ous master suite with 2 walk in closets, and much
more! $289,900
* Just completed beautiful 3BR/3BA home lots of
upgrades and lots of room. $195,000.
* REDUCED! The Price is Right! You could be the
proud new owner of this 3BR/2B CBS home.
Featu llri Itgl f ilf is plan,t
large 1 .f40, c P1T, a inl much
more! This showcase can be yours for only
* Great home for a great price! This 3BR/2B home
features a large master suite, spacious kitchen and
an attached carport. Only $139,000
* 3BR/2B home located in the prestigious river
front subdivision of Quail Run. Features include
fenced back yard, screened porch, ceramic tile and
much more. $137,900
* SHORT SALI! This 3BR/ 21 home is priced for a
quick sale. heing sold as-is with right to inspect.
With a little bit of elbow grease and some imagina-
tion you can turn this into your dream home.
* The I!linliunaoi! Strike out the high prices, 'lke
,'li1,e.I ie .Ilel '11 l ,,hl i llh w ut l s. ce1.1ue
home. Remodeled kitchcri and wonderful screened

FORT MYERS-The Edison Col-
lege Foundation, Inc. has received
a gift of $10,000 from Suncoast
Schools Federal Credit Union
(FCU), Suncoast for Kids Foun-
dation, to establish an endowed
scholarship fund. The donation is
eligible for a dollar-for-dollar State
matching program, which will in-
crease the initial endowment to
The gift was made possible
through the Suncoast for Schools
Rewards Check Card, which pro-

'Give Cancer the
Come to the park on March 6
from 4 to 6 p.m. and let the "As-
sessors For a Cure" prepare your
dinner. You can either pick up
your homemade dinner and take
it home or enjoy visiting with
your friends and eat at the park.
The Hendry County Property

lanai on the greenbelt. Seize your chance at only
* 1,446 sq. ft. under air, New carpet, corner lot.
*H n Poiirt
* Great investment potential! 1BR/1B home on a
cornerlot. Homes needs some work... but is priced
to sell. $34,500
********** MOBILE HOMES **********
* Need more "living" room? 2,152 sq ft of luxurious
living. This 4BR/2B home on 10+/- acres has it all,
from it spacious family room w/stone fireplace, mas-
ter 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 fire-
place, spacious kitchen, front & real covered porch-
es. $350,000
* 3BR/2B manufactured home on 4.58+/- acres otn
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
* Minutes from tranquility! Nice 3/2 manufactured
home on 2.41+/- acres. Ample kitchen, stone fire-
place and plenty of yard. $155,000.
* 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
313R/2BA home on 2.29-1-/- acres on Case

vides five cents for public schools
each time a member uses the
card for a signature-based credit
transaction rather than a PIN. All
money raised through this pro-
gram is being donated for school
programs and scholarships in the
15 Florida counties served by the
Suncoast Schools FCU, based on
the number of signature transac-
tions by members residing in the
respective counties.
"We are proud to support
education, and this program will

Boot' and enjoy a
Appraisers office, "Assessors for
A Cure" are sponsoring the $6.00
a plate dinner to raise money for
the Relay for Life event coming
up on March 8 and 9.
Along with the homemade
spaghetti w/meat sauce you will
enjoy a salad, garlic bread and

Road.Enjoythe quiet & privacy plus a wood burning
fireplace, vaulted ceilings, and Texas sized rooms!
* Relax the rural way! Situated on 1.25 acs in grow-
ing Montura, beautiful new 2006 3/2 manufactured
home with over 1100 sq ft of living area ready for
* 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 lie home! $80,000.
* Looking to invest in some income producing
property? Tired of renting and ready to own? This
2BR/IB 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. Dcanaud Acres. Only $142,000.
* 2.5 acres on Case Rd. cleared and ready for your
dream home only $125,000.
* Beautiful 2.88 acres oni Evans Rd. $95,900.
* 5+/- acres in Pioneer Plantation. Suitable for site
built home or manufactured. Only $80,000.
* Call for prices on all our Montura Listingsl

help us give exponentially in the
communities that we serve," said
Tom Dorety, president and CEO of
Suncoast Schools FCU. "The Sun-
coast for Schools Rewards Check
Card gives members an oppor-
tunity to support public schools
simply by virtue of their relation-
ship with the credit union."
Students at any campus of
Edison College may apply for the
annual scholarship award. Col-
lege employees, students, and
their families are eligible for credit

spaghetti dinner
ice tea. Dessert will be available
for an additional charge. You can
order your dinners) in advance
by calling 675-5270.
This will be our last event
before the Relay on March 8..
Please come out and help us
"Give Cancer The Boot".


Property Appraisers
Office sets new hours
The Hendry County Property
Appraisers office has extended
hours for homeowners to file
for homestead exemptions. The

233 N. Bridge St On the comer of Bridge St & Washington 863-675-0500


2 Bedroom, 1 Bath, 1 Car Garage! Call
Today! Asking Price is $113,000. Don't
Miss this Opportunity!
2/1 DUPLEX Moore Haven $550/M

863 675 4550
3 281 S. Bridge Streelt LaBelle
RoIdnev Murrniy SCtih Howardu
lic. Real Fttiale Blrokers
Associates: Phil L.ewis, llumri Franco, Kvniel Murnry,
M l e GrigshSy & Linkia Mlorgin

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

1/1/1 PROW TERR. $600/M
1/1 OXBOW DR. Condo $625/M
3/1 MLK IR.. BLVD For Sale Also $650M
2/1.5/2 N. EDGEWATER $700/M
3/2/1 E. SUNFLOWER CIR $750/M
2/1 MAINSTAY Pt. LaBelle $700/M
3/2 3rd AVENUE Duplex $700/M
3/2/1 ALBANY RD Pt. LaBelle $800/M
3/2 BLUEBERRY LN Muse $800/M
3/2/1 ALBANY RD Pt. LaBelle $850/M
3/2/2 S. LAKEWOOD RD $950/M
3/2.5/3 ON RIVER Boat Access $2,000/M

Go To

To see Pictures & Visual Tours of all Our
180+/- Listings of Homes, Property and Commercial/Industrial Sites.

* This 3 bedroom 2 bath home with new carpets, a
fresh coat of paint and new deck on 1.25 +/- com-
pletely fenced acres. $79,900
* Newer 3/2 in quite subdivision close to schools &
* Located just outside of LaBelle on 1.45+/- acres.
This 2/2 has an above ground pool looking for
TLC. $115,000
* Secluded Getawayl 2.5 +/- acre mini ranch with
4/2 home. All for $119,900
* Nicely updated manufactured home with large
covered front & back porches, located on 2.5 +/-
completely fenced acres $149,900
* This 3 bedroom, 2 bath home is simply perfect for
a family, a second home or a weekend getaway
Located only a few minutes from the public boat
ramp to the Caloosahatchee River. $169,000
* Country Living at it's Bestl 2006 3BR/2B Mobile
Home on 4.14 +/- Acre, with pond and 2 stall

barn. $224,000
* 4/2 home located on 2.23+/- acs in Pioneer Plantation.
Close to Glades Golf Resort & Marina. $224,900
* 2 bedroom 2 bath condo perfect for winter get-
away. Next to Port LaBelle Marina. Great Condo
for a great prices $155,000
* 3 bedroom 2 bath large condo with fabulous
water view of the Port LaBelle Marina. Live the
high life without the cost. $195,000
* This duplex has 3 bedroom 1 bath on each side.
Easy rental Income. Concrete block on .40+/-
acre in town. $199,900
* Zoned C-1. 1176 sq. ft. building newly painted
and renovated into 5 possible offices. $249,000
* Zoned Industrial and ready to go 7,000 +/- sq. ft.
steel building plus 1,800 +/- sq. ft. upstairs office
area and 1,200 +/- sq. ft. upstairs storage loft. On
3 1/2 +/- acres. $1,200,000

CRLL 863-675-4500


Sherri Denning Licensed Real Esatec Broker
ou l thern Associates: Emily Ankency, Tony Barnes, Gregory Bone, Lisa Cleghorn
Bonnie Denning, Ward Dickinson, Paul Meador, Wayne McQuaig,
'Southern Katie Solomon, Nancy Lou Smith, Traccy Williamts
land1 700 S. Main Street
A Investments & Real Estate LaBelle, FL 33935

hours are as follows:
Open until 6 p.m., Thursday,
Feb. 28
En Espanol Abierto Horas
Adicionales Para Llenar; Aplica-
ciones de Homestead, Hasta Las
6 p.m. los; Jueves 21y 28 de Fe-

For more information, please
contact: Kristina A. Kulpa, CFA,
ASA, Hendry County Property Ap-
praiser in LaBelle (863) 675-5270
or in Clewiston (863) 983-1591

********** LOTS *********
* .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 estab-
lished business in LaBelle. It will comfortably seat
65 people, has a fully equipped kitchen with a cus-
tom built smoker and drive thru window for con-
venience. It is centrally located in LaBelle with
167+/- feet of frontage on SR80. Possible Seller
i, I,.....,~ 111 i.. ... $549,000 REDUCEDI
* Commercial Property located in the heart of
LaBelle! This commercial building currently houses
one restaurant and two offices. No two ways about it
this is a great buy, rent then all or open your own
business. $400,000
* REDUCEDI Great investment property! Located
just feet from SR80 in LaBlelle. Thle building has over
1800 square feet of office space and lhas plenty of
room for parking. The Iloorplan has the advantage
of being able to be split into 2 separate rental
offices, while still providing a common lohby area,
There is also an additional building that would be
ideal for a small private office. $398,900
* Prime 20-1-/- acre potential commercial parcel
located near West Glads Elementary in Muse and
just minutes away from downtown LaBelle. $3.50
per square foot.
* Invest now build later! Corner lot outside city
limits near town. $155,000.

union membership.
"On behalf of the Suncoast for
Kids Foundation future scholar-
ship recipients, we thank Sun-
coast Schools Credit Union for

helping students in financial need
achieve their higher education
goals," said Tracey Galloway, Dis-
trict Director of Development for
Edison College.

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180 N Bndge St. LaBelle, FL
(863) 675-6788
Donna Kane, Broker, Associates' Trisha
Arnold, Demse Walker,
Beverly Curns, Painy Walker, Wayne
Simmons, Charlene Bowen

Nestled on 13.76 ac this impressive 4/6 estate abounds w/
siglnItlre appointnilet, inc. 22' ceilintigs, hoine office,
library, formal &inftorhal dining, wet bar, den, game 1rooti
& hugee miasiter suite. Also fearing Itxick uip gcneltor &
unattached 5 bay gatge, Call fOr the expansive deailsi
3/2 CBS home on 20 +/- ac. FeaIures include cathedral
ceilings, luill-in entellainllent cenlei, hickory calbinels,
screen porch on front & back of home, Florida room over-
looks a stocked pond. Fenced & cross-feniced, 40x60 metal
workshop, 36x36 horse barni w/tack roum! $799,000
Fully furnished 1/2 PaliIm larlxor modular home on 10 +/-
aC. w/ fireplace, Corian countenops & sink, hreakfasi bar
& island, deep cabinets, & skylights. Master suite olters
dual vanity sinks, jelled tub & separate sshowert, along w/
his & her closets. GanrgeAvorkshop wi/ 419 John Deere.
Dixie Chopper inower & olaris U/V $769,000
Countily livis' wvi lie youis as the owner of the 3/2 hoire
on 7.67 feI nced acres. Features a kmFily so inlw/Fansklin
stove, large laundry r ooi, screened laai, 2,iIO0 p ile
harn 37xs50 huin w/stalls & siorlg shied. $495,000
3/2.5 holer oIss lItac. il a loading cointnilt i Splitl floor
plan, formal diniol igrioni, laige open kitchen, pan\ry &
kitchen Isir out to breakfast iioosk, & lray ceiling in living
room. New self cleaning ini-gsnud loXol in screenedt lanai,
Oversized 2 car ganige & sel|aie detached ga i'age.
2 s tiy, 3/2 hoine oil over 3.i ac. Endless |l 2oiosiili Ns exist
w/ [Ile open rllill oi the 21nd lorli dual A] &C & newer
Kentiorc kitchen appliances. 20'x 62' pole Iusrit w/ work-
shop. Horses are welcoeine! $439,000
3/2 CBS holie in small residential S/D. Ovtesized garage,

Wonderful CBS hiomie on 6.6S ac offers endless p|)ssilili-
ties. Atreniiies include large tmils, iood lainale flosts,
imeial roof, gaile eroon, iovie i sroo, poIld i'/island,
Iiorese barn & fenced, Ready for you & ytour fsil iv @
Scenic setintg ii \est ( Glades Coii. 20180 sql 3/2 hosie on 5
act. / 2-IOt workshop & covered porches,. $365,000
3/2 CBS split Iluor plan hoie huilt for eiit n\tiniig, Home
featr irc g galal Ite rioo caihedal ceillings, ltihe Iaster
balli & his & helrs ,\\lk-in closets, Silesone countiielnops
tlllicoasial nitrina wilhhhii walking distance. $350,000.
Big li01c Bisler i'-siC eCte etnv cllisienti CBS /2 pool lihome
w/ileial iot 'I. Tlis liotc i fclaltircs esluhcl ceilings, tile Il6 r-
its, Silesiii cs i t loiii il'ei'lo s, t \'/ile / ove r '. ss220 sqIt litiug
alrea. $329,000
At this ptice I ... $325,000
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lgs, nlnibed niaible tfiepliace & giiinile coniucrtlops
overlookiig a ipeaceful creek leading to ithe rier.
Nesled under llhe massive oaks, this laige -1/3 concrete
illock ihose wil cstged in-igroiid iheaied pool on tl.5 oak
llleId acres is jins linulties I'rom i .a ellec. Outhltiildings

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Snrepla.ces, olhce/den w./V: [mil. 3r1 ltoor game toorn, Nt
many more extras. $299,000
SxCious 3,2.5 iwo storyni home on 1.8 +,- fernced ac.
Features spacious front porch, large deck & scree n porch
oil back. H urricane shulttes, new rootf, separate
mtigeAvmorkshop, 2 storage sheds. $295,000
3/2 spacious CBS 1tiome is built for comfort & Ftlamily Iing.
Split floor plan, faulted ceilings,, spacious kitchen, large
lanai. Located only minutes from LiBelle & near the Pt
LiBelle Maiina. $285,000. Owner'finaucing!
Spacious CBS 3-,2 iome dlesig nd lft or cmfot family living,
Splittloor plan. \aultedceilings, spaciouskitchen, lagelanai.
located only minutes from l.aBelle w/inarina nearby
$269,000. Otrnerimnanchiq!
/2/2 withl lots of rtoot for entertainment with
formal dining, breakfast nook & living and family rooms.
Sit on Voulr 'C enclosed potrch with iprinva provided by a
I:rge greenibelt. Lautel Oaks SRD. $264,000
On a tree canopied street in liBelle, -1/2/2 CBS '06 home
on ..2 aci w\,,'le master bedl & bath, separate laundry &
laige |xantry. Screened sirelh for outdoor fun. $259,900
2 CBS hiomse uilt in '95 locates d in Belmont offers lot
of lisailsity Of.tring fitmily & living nlroom, formal dining,
splil Iloor plan, tnew re iln '07 & fresh Itiint outside.
litoly a pri\iate nick adt overlook king catl. $235,900
l/2 within c ity limits, close to everythlillg. laige oaxiks grace
dining, master BliuomRn & kitchen, Ceramic lile in balth &
cripet in oilier lidiooins. iGreal lie for a growing rain.
ily. $195,000
This 3/2 w/den home is a celi's dream coume irue! Gi'anite
coutnlllops, island welecoric, Krafimaid c abinels, slain-
less l appliances & steel i ml 2isk. \\ist l laniinatle in kitchen,
dlniing & dlei. sacks tlli o Grelelll9h. $189,900
This 3,2 w/ many otks on di e greenbelt lis a rooinl floor
plan, spacious iidrooms, freshly painted, new appliances,
new roof, new A., new s wot laminate flooring & tile.
Immaculate 2/2 $164,900.
Irresistibly Mrnin.1 I o,$145,000
Affordable 1 CBS ho lnr l 1& c fence ick e ard
for Ihc kids. This 3pl1t)llorpian home is in a great
familnl ncighl'orhol, $140,000
Spacious 2/2 on a corner lot with gahialunie roof, large
family room, wood laminait floor,,s, & selxinic well for irri-
gation system. $125,000
(Gieat starter home! 2/1.5i willh 1 tari garage. New kitchen
clbinets. NeedssoniTc l.C. $119,000
\welcome mat ounI! This 2/1 features wood lanlinate it lit-
ig & dining iroomIs, & cael in bedr tooms. New kitclien
cabinets, appliances, fCiluets, llxtuties and vinyl siding.
Sceeled poil acsol'scis the entire back side of the house.
3/2 \lod frluie lime wCi 219 Ifntatge, IncltUdes Mlobile
lihtome. Bo Itli sold "as is," $80,000
Rental I lomes in 'l. ILaBelle 311R & 2 1R $750 $950

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863-675-0898 OFC '
NIKKI YEAGER, Broker Associate PAUL ROSER, Broker
239/584-2005 cell 239/504-2002 cell

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8 Caloosa Belle, Thursday, February 28, 2008

temporary fiction's mo
brated authors will greet I
speak about his 28-year c
the Ninth Annual Southw
ida Reading Festival on S
March 15. Stuart Woods,
writer of three-dozen ni
the keynote speaker and
more than 25 acclaimed
scheduled to appear.
The Lee County Libr,
tem presents the area's p
literary event at the Hai
Event Center and Centeni
in the Fort Myers River
The free event runs from
to 4 p.m. and promotes

Woods to guest at Reading
of con- as the community participates in Event Center (1375 Monroe St.). expected to cra
st cele- outdoor programs for all ages and Other authors on tap to speak town Ft. Myers
fans and accesses the wealth of resources and conduct book signing in- literary giants a
:areer at available at Lee County public li- clude Angelo Dundee (Muham- in Reading Festi
est Flor- braries. mad Ali's personal trainer and au- entertainment, d
saturday, Mr. Woods, a part-time Key thor of My View from the Corner) online library res
a prolific West resident, catapulted to fame and Colombian novelist Gustavo for adults; a full
novels, is with his award-winning novel Bolivar Moreno (Without Breasts programs for yoi
I one of Chiefs which chronicles the ef- There is No Paradise). presentations frc
authors forts of three Georgia police chiefs "Each year is a challenge to ists and young
who each work to solve a 40-year- give attendees something excit- teens, too. Every
ary Sys- old mystery. In the 1980s, Charl- ing and different," said Karen receive one fre
)remiere ton Heston led an all-star cast in Sloan, Reading Festival coordina- home.
rborside a television mini-series adapted tor. "We've really done it this year For more in
nial Park from the book. Mr. Woods will with a good mix of programs and the Southwest
District. autograph copies of his books fol- an impressive roster of big-name Festival, call:
10 a.m. lowing his 2:30 p.m. presentation writers from various genres." or visit: www.l
reading in Room Al of the Harborside Thousands of book lovers are brary.


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Submitted photo
Sonny Hughes, Director of the ECSWF, receiving the $5,000
check from Danielle Toms, Public Relations for the Glades
Electric Charitable Trust Fund

Lunch menu for the week
of Feb 28-March 6
LaBelle area schools

Primary grades
Thursday: Feb. 28: Nachos, tossed
salad, peaches diced
Friday: Feb. 29: Hamburgers, french
fries, cherry slush or Manager's
Monday: March 3: Turkey wrap,
lettuce, tomato and pickles, baked
nacho chips, fresh apples, banana
split blush
Tuesday: March 4: Turkey roast,
rice, gravy, california blend, mixed
fruit, dinner roll
Wednesday: March 5: Spaghetti,
tossed salad, corn, dinner roll

owd into down-
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demonstrations of
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day of storytelling
ung children; and
>m graphic novel-
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formation about
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Thursday: March 6: Chili with beans,
baked cheese sandwich, tossed
salad, mixed fruit, cookie sugar
Secondary grades
Thursday: Feb. 28: BBQ pork
sandwich, baked beans, french fries,
mixed fruit, cookie
Friday: Feb. 29: Manager's choice
Monday: March 3: Corn dog, baked
beans, pears diced, cherry jello
Tuesday: March 4: Chicken
sandwich, apple juice, tossed salad
Wednesday: March 5: Turkey roast,
gravy mashed potatoes, green
beans, dinner roll
Thursday: March 6: Nachos, green
peas, peaches and salsa

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BEXAR COUNTY- Mary Ann W. applied
Thera-Gesic" to her right knee and shuffled off
to Buffalo. When asked why Buffalo she
painlessly replied,"None of your dang business!"

Stay tuned for another Therat-Gesic" moment!

Technical school

receives donation

The Education Center of
Southwest Florida has recently
relocated to 4930 S.R. Hwy 29 S.
in LaBelle to operate until Helms
Road is completed and the school
can be constructed. The Glades
Electric Charitable Trust Fund
that provides local assistance to
worthwhile projects sent $5,000
to the ECSWF to assist with the
relocation expenses. The ECSWF
Board of Directors would like to
publicly express their apprecia-
tion to the Glades Electric Charita-
ble Trust Fund and the committee
that oversees the Glades Electric
Charitable Trust Fund for the gen-
erous donation to assist in the
move. It is this type of community

support that will allow the Educa-
tion Center to keep its doors open
to provide workforce training.
Presently construction trades
worker classes are scheduled in
Port LaBelle every six weeks with
the student's tuition funded by
the South Florida Water Manage-
ment District.
Call Sonny Hughes, the execu-
tive director, to find out how you
can support the Education Cen-
ter; a private non-profit technical
school, or how to enroll in the
construction class. The next class
is scheduled for the first week in
March 2008. Call (863) 675-6800
to enroll today.

Education and Training

Project Graduation
To all Junior and Senior Par-
ents: the next Project Graduation
Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday,
March 11 at 6:30 p.m. at LaBelle
High School. We encourage you
to come and offer.your support
and ideas to make this a safe and
successful event.

Job training available
Interested in a job opportunity
in the construction trades? The
curriculum includes safety, hand
tools, power tools, construction
math, blue prints, basic rigging,
employability skills, masonry,
carpentry, plastic pipe, steel man-
ufacturing, OSHA standards,
For information call: (863)
675-6800 in LaBelle; (863) 983-
6138 in Clewiston; (863) 946-
0300 in Moore Haven; or (239)
658-7064 in Immokalee.

American Legion
Riders Scholarship
The American Legion Rid-
ers Chapter 130 LaBelle will be
awarding two $500 scholarships
in May 2008.
General Eligibility require-
Applicant must be related to
an honorably discharged U.S.
Veteran, i.e. natural, adopted or
step-parent, grandparent, broth-
er, sister, aunt or uncle, son or


The student must also be in
their senior year in an accredited
Florida high school, or currently
attending a Department of Vet-
eran Affairs approved college,
university or vocational technical
training institute.
The scholarship may be used
to attend a school selected by the
student providing it is state ac-
credited above the high school
level and within the continental
limits of the United States.
Application must be post-
marked by March 1, 2008. Ap-
plications can be picked up at the
American Legion Post 130 hi La-
Belle or by calling (863) 675-1772
and ask for Patsy.

1988 class reunion
The LHS class of 1988 is plan-
ning our 20 year reunion. For
information, please call Leigh at
(863) 673-9288 or e-mail at lh- Please pass
this on to anyone you know out
of town or give me their informa-
tion so I can contact them

Inquire about
Career Day
Career Day will be held at La-
Belle High School in the gym on
April 30, this year. Businesses or
people who, would like to inquire
about having a table at this event
can call Jovita Williamson, Ca-
reer Advisor for more information
and details. (863) 674-4120x224
or email: WilliamsonJ@hendry.

id 2

The employees of

A8B Harvesting, Inc
may pick up their 2007 W-2's at A&B Harvesting, Inc,
283 S. Bridge Street in LaBelle, Monday-Friday from 8
a.m. to 5 p.m.

100th lesson
Several classes celebrated the 100th lesson at Commu-
nity Christian School (CCS). The celebration included
Mrs. Elvita's K4A Class: Stephanie Alvarado, Jaylon Gal-
legos, Ansley Hand, Miah Hippie, Zachery Mann, Abbey
Parantha, Kadyn Pool, Reese Rimes, Jaden Sherrod, Ca-
leb Stacy and Jesse Taylor. Also, these students learned
about the mail system and received personal letters from
the Post Master.

Children's Garden awarded

national recognition-

The National Accreditation
Commission for Early Care and
Education Programs announced
that Children's Garden of La-
Belle Child Care Center has been
awarded NAC Accreditation.
As a NAC Accredited center,
Children's Garden has been rec-
ognized as an early care and edu-
cation program that exemplifies
excellence in the care of young
children. NAC accreditation ben-
efits everyone involved. Parents
can be assured that Children's
Garden, part of the family of cen-
ters operated by Child Care of
Southwest Florida, Inc., has met
standards that exceed the nor-
mal minimum set by the State of
Florida. The staff has benefited
from professional development
and the children enrolled have an
environment that supports their
individual growth and develop-
The accreditation process in-
cluded a self-study, observation

by an early childhood profes-
sional, and evaluation by national
commissioners. All parents, staff
members, and administrators
at Children's Garden are to be
congratulated. The center direc-
tor, Audra Michelle Thompson
said, "We knew our program
was worthy, but a day in the life
of a child care center can be filled
with surprises. I am so proud of
my staff, children and families."
The State of Florida recognizes
this accreditation as a Gold Seal
The National Accreditation
Commission for Early Care and
Education Programs (NAC) is
managed by the National Asso-
ciation of Child Care Profession-
als (NACCP).
For more information on Child
Care of Southwest Florida, Inc.
visit the website at www.ccswfl.
org or call Michelle Thompson at
(863) 675-3311.

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Patrons for their support of the scholarship awards.
Special Recognition for our:
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LaBelle Dodge-Chrysler O'Ferrell's Florist
JD Auto Body Repair *Glades Bail Bond
Randy's Garage D&K Harvesting Alico, Inc.
Forrey Grill Pretty in Pink Boutique
Central Mobile Homes Porterfield Oil Company
Oakbrook of LaBelle
Your continued generosity is greatly appreciated

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Hendry County District Schools


Caloosa Belle, Thursday, February 28, 2008 9

Continued From Page 1
ter learning the trade at a govern-
ment school.
After the Depression he
opened his own plumbing com-
pany and became a plumbing
contractor. He was very success-
ful and eventually passed the
business on to his son. Mr. T is the
oldest licensed plumber in Illinois
- probably in the country!
He and his wife Marion had
two children and in 1970 they be-
gan snowbirding to LaBelle. He
spent many enjoyable hours hog
hunting and fishing in these parts.
Even though Marion has passed
away, "Mr. T" continues to come
to LaBelle from October through
May each year. He still lives in
the same house alone. He has
helpful neighbors and his daugh-
ter and son-in-law, who winter in
Ft. Myers, and are in contact with
him daily via phone or visits. He
just gave up driving though still
has license and a car. He is a 'jack
of all trades' and an inventor of
many mechanical devices that
helped him in his various careers.
Mr. T remains an avid dancer

- polka, fox trot and waltz giv-
ing the ladies a whirl around the
dance floor whenever the oppor-
tunity presents itself.
He said his longevity is due to
continuing to stay active, walking
daily, exercising and eating small
portions of fresh fruits, vegetables,
lean meats and not smoking.
Friends and family held a birth-
day party for Mr. T on Feb. 20 at
Flora & Ella's. Friends dropped by
and even a few who had never
met him before came by to shake
his hand and wish him well.
His daughter, Marilyn Graham
and her husband Ron were there
along with Mr. T's granddaughter
Kimberly Spezza and her husband
Pete from Fort Myers.
Kimberly said her favorite
memories of her grandfather
are of pontoon rides on the river
when they came from Chicago to
Mr. T's daughter, Marilyn, also
recalls those boat rides and how
her amazing father, even into his
90s, would jump over the rail or
hang upside down to fix some-
thing. She said she's grateful for
the time they're able to spend to-
gether and being able to hear all
his stories.

Swamp Cabbage Festival

Caloosa Belle/Patty Brant
Nine-year-old Emily Higginbotham was at it again this
year, handling armadillos at the Rotary Club Armadillo
Races. Handing her one of the hard-shelled creatures is
volunteer Jason Hill.

Submitted photo/Reggie Campagnoli
Folks big and small took their chances on the bull riding
machine at the Bull Pit Ministries booth in the park. This
young man had it down pat!

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Submitted photo/Bruce Randall
The SCF lawnmower racers sped around their new home
track, the old BMX track off of Cowboy Way.

Caloosa Belle/Patty Brant
This hot red 1953 Ford convertible, owned by Scotty Rog-
ers, was the Participants Choice in the SCF Legacy Car
Show. Other top winners were: People's Choice 1930
Model A owned by Sam James. The Okeechobee Cruis-
ers was the visiting club with the most participation and
Rod and Judy Morris, from Ottawa, Canada, came from
the farthest.

2008 SCF Float Winners


Caloosa Belle/Patty Brant Caloosa Belle/Patty Brant
The Hendry County Clerk of Courts float tickled the judges' Ahoy, matey! The Community Christian School's pirate ship
fancy, taking first place in the government category and Best took first place in the Religious category at Saturday's 2008
Overall.. Other top entries were: Antique Car; Fred Dailey SCF parade.
1st, Joanne House 2nd; Retirement: Aqua Isles Ist; Oak
Brook of LaBelle 2nd; Youth: Royal Dynasty Cheer & Dance
- 1st, Universal All Star Dance 2nd; Religious: Community
Christian School 1st, Nisbet Bull Pit Ministry 2nd; Civic/
Social: Firehouse Cultural Center 1 Pendry Family 2nd; ,
Good Neighbor: Alva Elementary School 1 Senior Citi-
zen Community 2nd; Business: Sassy Southern Ball 1st, r
Chances Towing 2nd

'' Caloosa Belle/Patty Brant
Sassy Southern Belle's creation earned the top award in the
Business category at the 2008 SCF parade.

Submitted photo/Bill Warren'
Frank Dailey's 1930 Ford Model A got the judges' vote for t1
best Antique car in the'2008 SCF parade. Henry Ford him- '
self wouldn't have believed this 78-year-old beauty would
still be catching people's attention into the 21st Century.

NSubmitted photo/Bill Warren
The folks from Aqua Isles put a lot of thought and effort into
their representation of LaBelle's roots. Their float delighted
the crowd at the 2008 SCF parade.

Caloosa Belle/Patty Brant 7
Once again Alva Elementary School did a fantastic job on its '
2008 SCF float. Their salute to NASCAR earned first place in
the Good Neighbor category. ..

Submitted photo/Bill Warren
Caloosa Belle/Patty Brant The Firehouse Cultural Center reached way back into the
Royal Dynasty's Roots = Family float turned more than a past to highlight the area's history in its 2008 SCF parade
few heads at the 2008 SCF parade. entry.

10 Caloosa Belle, Thursday, February 28, 2008

CROP at LMS supports Relay-for-Life mi l l I

When the LaBelle Middle
School CROP (College Reach-
Out Program) members learned
that the LMS and L.HS FBLA (Fu-
ture Business Leaders of Ameri-
ca) had signed up a team for the
annual Relay-for-Life, they de-
cided it was a worthy cause they
needed to support. The CROP
members jumped at the chal-
lenge; they designed and then
built a huge Valentine's Day
"send your love" heart, which
they put up in the LMS Media
Center. Any LMS student could,

by paying 25cents, add a mes-
sage to the giant heart for some-
one special on Valentine's Day.
While it was a modest start this
year, the LMS CROP members
hope this has begun a tradition.
Relay-for-Life, sponsored by
the American Cancer Society,
holds events all across the coun-
try to celebrate those who-have
survived cancer, pay tribute to
the lives lost to the disease, and
raise money to fight back against
a disease that touches too many
lives. The LaBelle Relay takes

place March 8 and 9 at the LHS
High School, with 24 teams al-
ready signed up. The FBLA team
has committed to raising $1,500,
and will have a group of walker's
on the track during the entire re-
lay. The CROP members at LMS
will continue to rally behind this
worthy event, and do what they
can to support the LMS & LHS
FBLA team.
For more info about the
LMS FBLA Relay-for-Life, con-
tact Jodi Higginbotham, FBLA
LMS & LHS Advisor (863) 674-

4646. To add your support to
the FBLA Relay-for-Life team,
make a check payable to Ameri-
can Cancer Society and send to
Ms. Higginbotham at LMS, 8000
E. Cowboy Way, LaBelle, FL
33935. There should be a direct
website link soon for donations,
but in the meanwhile your
checks are welcome! All the
LMS CROP members as well as
the FBLA members at LMS and
LHS thank you for the generous
support we always receive from
our community.

Submitted photo
The LMS CROP members include (front row I-r) Paola Rea,
Shannon Bonnet, Hannan Qaqi, Josue Gonzalez, Araceli
Guerrero, (back row I-r) Rawan Qaqi, Livier Real, Nurielis
Vazquez, Christy Green, and Jose Erreguin.

LaBelle Honors Students

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The LES Citizens of the Month for the younger students are
(front row) Carlos Cruz Pacheco, Roxana Perez, Celia Zuni-
ga, Daisy Gomez and Elisabeth Raya; (second row) Janell
Ramirez, Frank Puletti, Evelia Zamora, Jaime Deras, Brandon
Flack, Juan Madrid and Karyme Garza; (back row) Margarito
Antuenes Luna, Bianca Mendoza, Giselle Perez, Fabian Mata,
Maria Villeda and Yadira Torres.

LES Citizens of the month are (front row) Tommie Reyes,
Angel Browning, Maranda Mills, Anthony Moreno, Leslie
Escobedo and Morgan Carter; (second row) Esmeralds Ro-
driguez, Ely Aviles, Marisol Gonzalez, and William Roblero;
(back row) Tommy Cisnero, Gabriel Fernandez, Flavio Soto,
Dania Granados, and Tracy Dominguez. Also receiving this
honor was Alejandro Carrillo.

Hipolito Salinas was recognized for his work as the Safety
Patrol Student of the Month.

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Caloosa Belle, Thursday, February 28, 2008 11

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en Espanol

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La Patrulla de Camrninos estd
buscando informaci6n acerca
S"de un accident en la que estuvo
involucrado un ciclista el 22 de
diciembre del 2006.
-, Simon V Clicerio de 23 afios
muri6 cuando estaba manejando
Nsu bicicleta en la Calle 29. El ac-
., cidente ocurri6 al sur de la 29 en-
tre la intersecci6n de La Calle C.
de acuerdo con declaraciones de
los testigos, Simon se encontraba
viajando en su bicicleta en el car-
..,= ril sur de La 29 y cuando trat6 de
~cruzar hacia el carril contrario
choc6 contra un carro que venia
en la misma direcci6n. Se cree
-que era un vehiculo Ford Ranger
de modelo viejo. El ciclista muri6
en la escena del accident y hasta
la fecha no se sabe quien lo atro-
pell6. La Policia de Caminos estA
Submitted photo/Bill Warren buscando informaci6n relaciona-
Submitted photo/Bill W da con este accident. Por favor
First place team David White, left, and Justin Bratcher proudly accept their trophy from 2008 dIla Lacon este accidente. or favor
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SCF fishermen land the big ones Entrenamiento
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The Swamp Cabbage Bass
Tournament was held Sunday,
Feb. 24 with 63 boats and 126
fishermen. They fished the river
from first light until the weigh-in
at 2:30 p.m.

Clubs and meetings

Get informed at
Speaker's Corner
Every Wednesday at 7 p.m. at
Barron Park, the public is invited
to Speaker's Corner, the place to
speak your mind, voice your con-
cerns and find answers in an en-
tertaining and informative setting.
Musicians are invited to come and
jam with Will and the The Alley-
cats. Be entertained with music
and be informed by the Spoken
Following the guidelines of
Speaker's Corner in Trafalger
Square, in England, you are in-
vited to "sound off" and speak
your truth. There are three simple
1. You cannot evoke a riot.
2. You cannot take money.
3. You cannot insult the
Moderated by Brenda L. Good-
win, the first topic of discussion
affects our home and property
rights: the proposed Constitution-
al Amendment 1.
Members from the property
appraiser's office have been invit-
ed to participate. Come early, cre-
ate a discourse with our elected
officials for needed answers.
Speaker's Corner is a gathering
of concerned citizens of Hendry
and adjoining counties focusing
on local, state and -national is-
sues. We, the people are required
to hold our elected officials to the
sacred oath of their office. Don't
forget: Speaker's Corner, every

Most of the fishermen caught
fish. They were allowed to bring
in six fish all alive to the scales.
The boat with the most weight
took first prize. There was also a
prize for the biggest bass.

Wednesday, 7 p.m. at Barron

Hendry Soil and Water
Conservation meeting
The Hendry Soil and Water
Conservation District will hold its
regularly scheduled board meet-
ing on Feb. 28. at 1 p.m. in the
large conference room of the
Dallas B. Townsend Agricultural
Building. This meeting is open to
the public.

booster club meeting
The LaBelle Longhorn Booster
Club regular board meeting is
scheduled for March 13, Meet-
ings are on the second Thursday
of every month at 7 p.m. at the
LaBelle Recreation Building on
Cowboy Way. All community
members are invited to come out
and support LaBelle Pop Warner
youth football and cheerleading.

Glades Republicans
meeting set
The next meeting of the Glades
Republicans will be March 25,
at 7 p.m. at the home of Donna
Storter Long, 1450 Coffee Mill
Hammock Rd. in Ortona. Anyone
interested in the Republican Party
and also the Young Republicans
are encouraged to attend. If you
have any questions, please call at
(863) 673-0452.

First place went to the team of
David White and Justin Bratcher
of LaBelle. Their total weight
was 20.59 pounds. They also
caught big bass which weighed
6.87 pounds.

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

Classes offered at
LaBelle Adult School
The LaBelle Adult School
will be offering, Conversational
Spanish class on Mondays and
Wednesday, 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
at (863) 674-4118 for more info.

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

contrary una buena oportunidad
de trabajo en la construcci6n?
Este entrenamiento ofrece el
curso de seguridad, herramientas
manuales y electricas, matemati-
cas de construcci6n, plomeria,
carpinteria y materials maufac-
turados. Para mas informaci6n
Ilamar al nfmero de LaBelle:
(863) 675-6800 y en Clewiston:
(863) 946-0300.

El rodeo del Festival del Pal-
Va a comenzar este viernes 22
de febrero con months de toros
en las arenas del rodeo el sabado
y domingo tambien.
La carrera sera el sabado a las
8:30 con un costo de $25 por la
inscripci6n. Los fondos recauda-
dos en la carrera se usarin para
La Socieda Humana Caloosa de
El desfile va a comenzar a las
10:00 am despu6s de la carrera.
La Calle Puente no se va cerrar
este afio pero el Puente perman-
ecerd cerrado hasta que termine
el desfile alas 12:15.
Despues de que termine el
desfile various grupos musicales
haran sus presentaciones.
Si quiere ver carros antiguos
entonces venga a La Avenida
Thompson. No se pierda el torneo
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Auctions 105
Car Pool 110
Share a ride 115
Card of Thanks 120
In Memoriam 125
Found 130
Lost 135
Give Away 140
Garage/Yard Sale 145
Personals 150
Special Notices 155
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beautiful lots, priced to sell.
$1000 (863)763-8614

CAT BIk, Neut, 2 yr, "Talky
Boy", w/long tail. ZACK
needed back home.
Brown & White. Vic. of Flag-
hole. Dearly missed. Needs
medication! (863)228-4694

home only, 1 yr old, male.
tered, To Good Home! Needs
room to run. Housebroken.
Has Avid chip 239-369-3986
FREE 29' TRAILER w/room
addition, good hunting camp.
You move, located Lake
Breeze RV (863)946-3111
LAYING HENS (10) & 1
Rooster, free to good homes
RED HEELER 1 yr old M,
shots utd, good w/kids &
animals, loves to push hors-
es & cattle. (863)381-9353
SLEEPER for semi tractor, You
Haul. (863)801-3291

LABELLE Sal., 3/1, 7:30
a.m. til ?, 170 Bryan Ave.
Furniture, Clothes, Toys &
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Residential &- Commercial
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Metal Roofs, Re-Roofs, Roof Repairs
Office (863) 675-7045
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Place your ad here
for as little as
$27.94 per week
Call Shawn, Dale
or Barb at
to learn more!


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Perdlem RN Nursing Supervisor
Valid FL RN lie. 5 + Yrs. clinical c.\p. Must have 3 s chfarfe o supc\isor r
status. ACLS PALS ro
Per Dim- C.NA Monitor Tech (Night Shift)
Must possess a valid CNA Cert. and cf. nonitonni ialin trecognitioii
Full time Registered Nurse
Must possess a valid FL license w/ at least I yr. exp in area. of
Full time HIM Supervisor
RHIA ivith hvo+ yrTS sup exp or RHIT witl three+ \TS sup exp. Must
demonstrate an excellent command of the ICD-9-CM Classification
sstemn and DRG nmethodlosg Must I lt hie abiRlt to LUse computerized
medical record abstract and encoder, and possess good technical skills.
Full time Medical Office Manager (laBelle Clinic)
Candidate should have a Jmin of 3Syrs office ...
experience in a physician's office' This position n 1., i
developing and maintaining c effective r relationships nilth medical and
administrative staff, patients, and the public.
Per diem Laboratory Assistant
Previous experience with specimen collection preferred
Full time Foundation/Marketing Coordinator
Preious exp in nirketing preferred.t Must hIw cxp With MS Oftike applicitk'w
and possess a lhght degree ofTric aod o gaeilerd skills i tir'g oiiiin-
nicatio and i hierpencrol skills.
Full time Housekeeper
(Thurs/ Fri 6:00am -2:30pm. Sat/Sun 6:00am 6:30pm)
Pre' housekeeping exp in a hospital or hotel prel. Must maintain i
safe. sanitary environment.
Full time Advanced Registered Nurse Practltloner/ARNP
This position will require flexible scheduling, Candidate must possess a
Florida ARNP License. 2 + years exp in a family
practice/pediatric/urgent care setting pref. Must possess excellent
communication skills to interact with patients, staff, and the community.
Phone: 863-902-3023 or Fax resume to: 863-983-0805
Drug Free Workplace EOE

Southern Gardens Citrus Processing Corporation
has immediate need for an experienced electri-
cian. Familiar with principles of motor controls,
VFD installation and set up, process control cir-
cuits, read and understand electrical schematics
and familiar with NEC. Troubleshooting high volt-
age, installation of all types of conduit, three
phase wiring, 480 volt lighting, process control
circuits and PLC's.

Southern Gardens is the world's largest supplier of
100 percent pure Florida not-from-concentrate
(NFC) orange juice to the private label industry
and major brands. We are a division of United
States Sugar Corporation, one of America's larg-
est diversified, privately held agribusiness firms.
The Company is headquartered in Clewiston on
the southern shore of Florida's Lake Okeechobee
between Fort Myers and West Palm.

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Palm & Pines Annual
Multi-Family Yard Sale
Felda, Sat., Mar. 1,
8am-?, 1225 Hwy. 29 South
Something for everyone!
Lots of parking in rear.
Don't Miss It, See You There!!!

DIVORCE without Children
$85.00, DIVORCE with Chil-
dren $95.00. With FREE
name change documents
(wife only) and marital settle-
ment agreement. Fast, easy
and professional. Call

RIDE with me to Ohio close to
Mich. line. Free transportation.
Call (863)467-2029 After 7pm

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can run your classified ad in
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for $475. Call this newspa-
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Cashier (1)
............ ................. Swing ........ Hourly ...... .Full-Time
Dining Room Server (3)
............................ Evenings . . . .Hourly . . . .Part-Time
Players Club Representative (2)
............. ............. Evening . . . .Hourly .. .....Part-Time
Prep Cook (1)
S ....... .............. .. Swing ...... Hourly . . . .Full-Time
Executive Host (1)
............... .. ......... All (Flexible) ...... Salary ....... Full-Time
Food & Beverage Supervisor (1)
...... .. .. .............. Graveyard ....... Salary ...... Full-Time

The Tribal Council gives preference in all of its employment practices to Native Americans. First preference in hiring, training,
promoting and in all other aspects of employment is given to members of the Seminole Tribe who meet the job requirements,
Second preference is given to other members of federally recognized Native American Tribes who meet the job requirements.
If you are interested in applying for any of these positions complete an Application or a Job Opportunity Request Form and
bnng it to the HR Office. Qualifications for the desired position will be reviewed and you may be given an opportunity to
interview for the position. As with all applicants, hiring decisions will be made by the department to which you are applying.

Employment -
Full-Time 205
Employment -
Medical 210'
Employment -
Part-Tame 215
Wanted 220
Job Information 225
Job Training 227
Sales 230

BOOKKEEPER Must be high-
ly experienced with Quick
Books program. Experience
in accounts receivable, ac-
counts payable and inventory
also a must. Dealership ex-
perience preferred, but not
required. Great pay for de-
pendable, hardworking indi-
vidual. Call Kipp for an
interview (863)675-8888
CDL Clase A
Para arrastrar los
arboles SouthWest,
en la Florida.
Buena pagar el ano
Llame al
(863) 673-8910
CDL Class A
For hauling trees
in SouthWest Florida.
Good Pay Year Round
Call (863)673-8910

Experienced CONTROL
OPERATOR to run process
control equipment in a
modern 24/7 food ingredient
facility near Clewiston. Top
pay plus full range of benefits.

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202 E. Sugarland Hwy. IAross- from Clwiton trw
(863) 902-9494

Leaders Needed. I earned
$20,400 last month helping
people everywhere to get
onto a wellness program that
battles heart disease and
cancer. Call Rick

Nobles-Collier, Inc. is
accepting applications
(Forklift Drivers).
Please apply at 212
Jerome Drive in
Immokalee. All
applicants must be 18
years of age or older
and have an Immokalee
I.D. White Card.
NO Part-time work

Full Time Parts Runner
needed for Everglades
Farm Equipment in
Immokalee. Applicant
MUST have valid
Drivers License and be
at least 19 years of
age. Current copy of
driving record would
be helpful.
Applications can be
picked up at 775
E Main Street
Immokalee or contact
Cliff at 239-657-4413
for more information.

must. Hours include at least
/2 days on Saturdays. Pro-
fessional dress required.
Must be able to handle chal-
lenges & adversity well. Call
Lorana @ (863)675-8888
for interview
to apply herbicide in citrus
groves. Starting base $8.00 /
hr, with production incen-
tives. Health insurance, Paid
Vacation & Holidays. Call

P/T Positions for
Correctional Feeding Program
Food Production Experience.
Clean Background and Drug
Screening required
863-674-4060 ext. 245
& COMPANION for cleaning
& running errands. Some
cooking. Call (863)517-0731
In LaBelle office
Clerical & computer skills,
proficient in Word & Excel.
Must be compassionate
& professional. Bilingual
English/Spanish a must!
Resume to: AmyKoval@
or fax to 239-278-9028.

Looking for a place to
hang your hat? Look no
further than the classi-

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,
*Business, *Paralegal,
*Computers, *Criminal Jus-
tice. Job placement assis-
tance. Computer available.
Financial Aid if qualified. Call
(866)858-2121, www.onli-.
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"new" RVs to all 48 states
and Canada. Get paid to trav-
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Bonus & Paid Orientation'
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weekly Excellent Benefits
Class A and 3 mos recent
OTR required
OFFICE JOBS. $18-$20/HR.
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Get Crane Trained!
Crane/Heavy Equip Training. -
National Certification. Place-
ment Assistance. Financial
Assistance. Georgia School',
of C o n struction. . Use code
F L C N H or call';
Post Office Now Hiring! Avg.
Pay $20/hour or $57K/yr.
Incl. Fed. Ben, OT. Offer
placed by Exam Services,
not aff w/USPS which does
hiring. Call (866)713-4492.
Fee Req.

Mowing Equipment
Engine Tester
Must have knowledge of
engine performance.
Short term, 5-6 weeks.
Apply at
or fax (239)936-6482
Love the earth Recycle
your used Items by sell-
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Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315

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Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered 425
Insurance 130
Medical Services435

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

Music for all occasions:
weddings, parties,
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Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets 'Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts Supplies 585
Cruises, 590
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health 8 & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment '
Supplies. u 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740

AIR COND 10K BTU, Whirl-
pool, $50 (863)357-2873
Goodman 48k btu, serviced
every year, like new. $2000
or best offer. (863)763-3932

DOLL 1855, Heinrich Hand-
werck, 28", body & head
stamp "Big 5", $1300.
From 1915, in cabinet. $150
TRUNK Old w/ leather straps
& ROCKER, Rare, Folds, For
side of wagon. $300 for
both,will sep (863)234-9747

Profile Spacemaker, 1.8cu ft,
asking $250 or best offer,
MICROWAVE white, with
turntable, $ 2 0 .
ft., Almond, Frost free. $100
Excellent condition. $175
Call (863)517-0244
$225 or best offer
WASHER & DRYER excellent
condition, $200 for both.
(863)357-4926 Iv. msg.
condition. $140 Will sep.
(863)675-8937 LaBelle area
WASHER Kenmore, Front
loader. Energy efficient.
$250 (863)675-0548
$95 & up, 1 yr warranty

Foreman, like new, great deal
for only $30 (863)763-8149
over stove. $100
With all extras, new, never
used, will sacrifice for $130
ing $50 (863)357-2741

MAGNA 21 SPEED Women's
bike & car carrier rack. $50

Bottom Prices!" 25x30 Now
$4800. 25x40 $6100. 30x40
$7300. 35x50 $9990. 35x70
$12,290. 40x80 $14,900.
RECT since 1980...

30x30, tinted, 1 40x30, very
good condition. $30 will sep-
arate. (863)763-1997
SLIDING DOOR, Entry door &
Lg sliding windows &
screens. Like new. $250
Will sep. (502)648-8591

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chairs, solid wood, $125.
BED queen size, mattress &
boxsprings, dresser & mir-
rors, night table, like new,
$275. (561)352-3030 Okee
BEDROOM SET Queen head-
board & side table. $99
BR SUITE 5pc, Queen set,
Sealy Matt/Boxspr, good
cond $200 (561)254-7458
ple, $100. (863)675-0548
ood condition, glass doors,
S100/neg. 863-675-4624
color. $35 (863)763-5067
COUCH Blue, Approx. 10 Ft.
Great shape! $40
CRUISER Ladies, 6 spd.,
White paint, wide tires, com-
.fortable seat. Great condi-
tion. $75 (863)447-0857
DESK Solid wood, 27" x 54",
good condition. $75
DRESSER Matching 6 drawer
w/mirror & armoire, chests
of drawers & night stand.
$100 (863)983-4743
Broyhill, 5pc, maple wood,
glass & lights, $800
Round, wrought iron, top is
glass, 4 chairs, exc cond.
199 (863)467-1250
HOME DESK with chair,
NIGHT STAND With drawers,
white. $30 (863)763-5067
PATIO TABLE End chairs,
bamboo & glass top. $45
RECLINER Black, Leather,
Great condition. Asking $450
RECLINER Lazy Boy, brown,
$75. (336)342-0221
SOFA full size tan leather,
Good condition. $200 or
best offer. (863)801-4207

GOLF CLUBS (100) Misc.,
All brands. Many good. $890
for all, w ill sep .
GOLF CLUBS Left handed,
complete set irons/metals,
exc cond, Pro bag w/balls.
$600 (828)442-1662

BABY ITEMS Crib, Stroller,
High Chair & Walker, $170
will sell separately.
Price, Nature Touch, Excel-
lent condition. $70
(863)983-6304 Clewiston
Bauer, blue, Graco swing, in-
fant carrier slings (2), $130
all, will sep. (863)599-1696
JUMPEROO Fisher Price,
Rain Forrest, Excellent condi-
tion. $50 (863)983-6304
Clewiston area
PLAY PEN Open top swing,
bouncer & Jumperoo, Fisher
Price Rainforest themed, exc
cond. $280 (863)599-1696
TOYS For infants to 3 years
of age. $60 takes all or will
sell separately.
(863)763-6131 Okee area

used, size 7.5 Wide Men's,
Hi-Tec Trek Lite. $30
used, all sizes, excellent
condition. $200 will separ-
ate. (863)763-0742
asking $20 (239)324-3676
PAGENT GOWN --white, size
1 beaded, $75
Strapless, Size 18. $150
ries & Wedding accessories.
Never used. $500 Neg. call for
more info (863)675-7963

From 1980's. Never gone
t h r o u g h $ 3 2 5
Rare items, items from
Graceland, memorabilia.
$300 neg. (863)467-0627
RECORDS 45's & 33's, Over
100. Asking $200 or best of-
fer. (863)675-7963

COMPUTER Win 98 desk-
top, works fine, $80
(863)634-8880 Okeechobee
(6) 8750 $6.00 ea.
(1)7768 $12.00, (1)8766
$33.00, (1)S015086
$26.00, No phone calls
please. If interested e-mail to
for BD2060/2860/2870, 300
grams. $35.00 ea, No phone
calls please. If interested e-
mail to okeeadmin@news-

FIREPLACE Brand new, with
heater insert $200 or best
offer. (863)763-6747
iFurnfitur 06

AQUARIUM with fish, 2 fil-
ters, gravel, accessories,
$150 (410)228-2431
CHIHUAHA PUP 4 mo. old
Female $280. Call Barb
(Days) (863)675-2541. La-
elle area.
FISH TANK 300 gallon, must
sell! $200 or best offer.
GOLDFISH (3), Ig., multi
colorful, approx, 6", great for
outdoor pond, $25.
MIX PUPPIES, very adorable, .
$100 ea. (863)673-0751
LAB Chocolate, AKC Regis-
tered. 3 yr. old male. Free to
good home only. Please call
Japanese Chin $525

HOT TUB Hot Springs, 6 per-
son, new heater pump,
works great, set up & work-
ing. $1500 (863)634-0904

AR 15 COLT & 45 auto. Mod-
el 1911 Colt US Army.
$3000 or will separate.
RIFLE 2.5 to 10 power
Scope, never fired, 24" Bar-
rel $2000 (772)461-8822
Shotguns, Hand Guns &
Knives, w/cases, $5,000 will
sell sep. (863)697-3214
Mag, 12 ga, Mossberg 835
12 ga& Remington 1100 20
ga. $1200 863-357-1528
cal., Coll 1894 US Army,
Ruger Old Army, $1500 or
will sep (606)219-3890
SAVAGE RIFLE Mod 99, cal
300 sav, Unertl scope, brass
rotary mag./counter, exc
cond. $575 (863)763-5120
1200), pump gun, 12 ga,
tight full choke, exc cond.
$165 neg (863)763-5120

lent condition. $50 or best
offer. (863)357-3439
after 5pm or leave message
Gym Pro Series. $500. Call
after 5pm or Leave message

ing $40 (.863)902-0257
PATIO TABLE with white
wicker legs, 30x30 glass
top, 24" high, $20.

Sears Kenmore, with manu-
al. $75 (863)763-2685
WHEEL CHAIR- Merit. Electric.
New condition .
$2000 863-983-4940

$600 for both, will sep, or
best offer. (863)946-0184
BUGGY RIMS, (8),16x26,
used for a tractor, no cen-
ters, brand new, $500.
TAINER Aluminum. $1200
(863)675-4098 evenings
Cotta color, $40 each. No
phone calls. If interested
e-mail to okeeadmin@news-
children, etc. Only one sig-
nature required! *Excludes
govt. fees! Call weekdays
800)462-2000, ext.600.
8am-6pm) Alta Divorce,
LC. Established 1977.
get your glass table in La-
belle. (863)517-1569
installed, white base & wall,
glass doors, Ig. kit., $500 for
set. (772)475-6194
MASSAGE SPA: seats 3, 255
gallons of water, $500.
(863)763-0141 after 5:30pm
Tanning Canopy. $100 or best
offer. 863-634-5888
ULTRA LIGHT Eagle Excel, 3
Axis, new eng., good sails,
$3,000. Call 863-357-0464
1.5hp pump, water softener,
Pressure tank. Like new.
$700 neg. (863)763-3932
Out! 8x16 enclosed trailer
full, $700. (863)467-5401

DRUM SET Rhythm & Art,
used, complete w/sticks &
seat. $200 or best offer.
GUITAR Johnson, black,
used 3 mos., w/soft case &
amp, $250. (863)612-5201
PIANO Spinet, Beautiful
found, Maple finish, $250
2000. Digital Studio Work-
station. $ 2 0 0 0
GUITAR second owner,
exc cond., in orig case, $300
neg. (863)467-0627
BS~j^SI. I

VACUUM Kirby The Ultimate
G Series. All attach. Extra
bags. DVD Owners Manual.
$200 (863)634-9526

male. (863)265-0382


Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed/Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies/
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer 835
Horses 840
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry/Supplies 860
Flowers 865

SAWMILLS from only
$2,990.00--Convert your
BER with your own Norwood
portable band sawmill. Log
skidders also available.
www. norwoodsaw - FREE In-
formation: (800)578-1363-
Ext: 300-N.

SADDLE 141/2" Bob Mar-
shall, Treeless, Barrel, Floral
pattern, With silver. Asking
$1250 (863)697-6470
SADDLE 15" Western, New
Located in the Okeechobee
Area. $325 (772)349-3952


low hours, exc. cond.
$4,995. Call 863-763-4774
LAWN MOWER 2yrs old,
Self propelled, Sears,
6.75hp, asking $75
PUSH MOWER excellent
c o n d i t i o n 4 5 0 .
(863)357-4926 Iv. msg.
'00, 8hp motor, asking $550
ROTARY MOWER, Rhino, 6',
$1800. (863)234-1230

Demo Homesites Wanted
Now! In selected areas! For
the New Kayak Pool The
above ground pool with in-
ground features. Save $ with
this unique opportunity. Free
TION/EZ Financing. Call
(866)348-7560. www.Kay-

SEW MACH Brothers,
portable, electric, $100

All types, Plus Rod. $100
Golf Scope Beverage Cart Lo-
cator $13. Tons o'Laughs.
Golf Scope Works 2! Great
gift idea! Order Today
(561)909-7917. Go 2
$250 (863)634-7994

AC/DC TV W/VCR, 9", Color
TV. Works great. Asking $50
Great for camper or van.
(863)357-6315 Okee. area
Excellent condition. $50
With Tibo. Excellent condi-
tion. $75 (863)467-0222
TV 48" Projection, Toshiba,
Great shape. $300
TV, Sony XBR, 52" $400 or
best offer. (863)673-1981

GENERATOR Onan Emerald I,
120v AC, Model #4.OBGE1
R/2611C, needs tune-up,
$150 firm. (863)675-4851
Works great, must sell. $150
or best offer (863)227-6210

X-BOX 2 wireless controllers,
20 games, package deal,
$350/neg. 863-673-7466

3BR/2BA Foreclosurel
$11,000! Only $199/Mo! 5%
down 20 years @ 8% apr.
Buy, 4/BR $477/Mo! For list-
ings (800)366-9783 Ext
5bd 2ba Home only $425/mo!
3bd 2ba Home only
$199/mo! More 1-4bd
Homes Available! For List-
ings (800)482-9419.
LABELLE Charming 2 story
home on super sized lot. 2br,
1ba, large deck, 89 Calhoun
St., $875/mo, st, last & 1
mos sec dep., Ref's req.,
Call Broker/Owner
800)638-6946 or
2br, 2 full ba, 1 car garage.
Very nice & clean. No pets.
$800/mo (863)675-0943
LABELLE 1/1, W/D, big
parking lot, 250 Howe Ave,
$650/mo. Avail immediately
Large 3BR/2BA, family room,
credit check, ref's & sec.
req'd. (863)673-9133 for in-
MOORE HAVEN 3br, 2ba, All
apple, W/D, laminate floors,
Garage, handicap access.
1100 mo. (863)946-3333
& 3 BR, 2 BA $900/mo. Call
863) 675-4554 or
Cir. 4br/2ba. New home
$900/mo. 954-658-1552 Eu-
gene or 954-326-1490

New Ig. units avail.,
air conditioned &
non-air, each unit
alarmed, area
fenced & well lighted,
space for boats,
RV & trucks.
Manager on-site,
1025 Commerce Dr.,
LaBelle. 863-675-1025.

Cowboy Way & Kennedy Blvd.
5'x10 $42.80 mo. incl. lax.
8'xl0' $53.50 mo. incl. tax,
10'x10'$58.85 mo.incl. tax.
8'x20'20" $85.60 mo. incl. tax.
24 hr access $25 returnable
key deposit. 863-675-2392
Grab a bargain from your
neighbor's garage,
attic, basement or clos-
et In today's classifleds.


sme I I

$675 plus $675 security to move in

863-67.5 01,41rn

Okeechobee Livestock
Market Sales
Every Monday-12pm & every
Tuesday-11am. 763-3127
How do you find a job In
today's competitive
market? In the employ-
ment section of the clas-


Apartments 905
Business Places 910
Property 915
Townhouses Rent920
Farm Property -
Rent 925
House Rent 930
Land -..Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rent 945
Roommate 950
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
Rent 960

Always Renting? Buy a 3bd
2ba Home only $200/mo!
5%dn, 20yrs @ 8%apr! For
Listings (800)482-9419.
DUPLEX, 3BR/1.5BA, located
on 4th Ave. in LaBelle. Call
1br, 1ba, All Util. incld.
Fully furnished, Stone
tiles throughout.
Community pool.
Se habla espanol.
2ba, 1ba Duplex, 171 &
173 Martin St. $650/mo.
Call 863-655-6500
Earn some extra cash.
sea your used Items In
the classifeds

LABELLE, 2BR/2BA Waterfront
condo, Nicely furnished.
Availability flexible. Non
Smk. Env., No pets. $750
mo. + 1st & last mo rent.
Call 952-239-9343

Real Estate

Business Places -
Sale 1005
Property Sale 1010
Townhouses Sale1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space. 1075
Waterfront Property 1080

PORT LABELLE 2 br, 2 ba,
new appi, ceramic tile floor,
closed in Florida rm, turn.
$145,000 (863)675-3010

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

Bank Repos! 3bd 2ba Home
only $35k! 4bd 2.5ba Home
only $50k! Payments from
$199/mo! 5%dn, 20yrs @
8%apr! For Listings & info
Foreclosures! Buy 1-4bd
Homes from $199/mo Fi-
nancing Refs Available!
5%dn, 20yrs @ 8%apr! For
Li st i n g s & info
IMMOKALEE Newly remod-
eled home 4br, 2ba on .86
acres $279K or best offer.
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

LABELLE 5 acres with chain
link fence, private pond w/is-
land, trailer up front living in.
Home site in back,
Affordable acreage.
Barbara Godleski, Keller
Williams (800)509-1631

$1000 down, $155 per month,
Owner financed

GAINS Up to 30% below ap-
p r a i s a I .
www.s eeriverhigh-
Lakefront Grand OpeningI
3/15/08 Only 5 acres-
$44,900 w/deep dockable
water! SAVE $10,000! Gor-
geous wooded acreage. Boat
directly to Gulf of Mexico!
Excellent financing. Call
about "No Closing Costs"
special (800)564-5092, Ask
for 1024.
North Carolina gated Lake-
front Community 150 miles
of Shoreline and great moun-
'tain views call now
TAINS-Almost two acres of
beautiful land with breathtak-
ing views near Thie Snioky
Mtns., large trees and great
building site.'Only $39,500.
(800)632-2212 http://valley- valleytown-

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
Tennessee Land Sale! 3 Acres
& Log Cabin only $59,900!
Saturday March 8th! New
2128 sf log cabin package
on 3 acres of farmland with
spectacular views. 1 mile to
Nicklaus designed golf
course. Near TN River & rec-
reational lake. Or choose 5
acres with crystal clear
mountain stream just
$34,900. Excellent financing.
Call & ask about how to pay
NO closing costs
(866)999-2290x 1736.

Mobile Homes.

Mobile Home Lots 2005
Mobile Home- Parts 2010
Mobile Homes- Rent 2015
Mobile Homes Sale 2020

TRAILER STEPS, 38"wx31"l,
good cond., $125

dbl wide, 3br,2ba, on one
acre, $850 plus sec dep. Call
(863)675-4573 or 517-1880
LaBelle, 1974 N. Bridge St
lbr & 2br avail, $450. mo. &
up. Ref. & Good Credit. Call
LABELLE Double wide, 3 br,
2ba, $200 wkly. + $300 sec
dep. $500 to move in. Call
for info. (863)673-5704
LABELLE: Double wide, 3br,
2ba, $200 wkly. + $300.
sec. $500 to move in. Call
for info. 863-673-5704.
LABELLE: Single wide, 2br,
1ba, $175 wkly. + $300.
sec. $475 to move in. Call
for info. 863-673-5704.
NEAR LABELLE 2br, 2ba, on
2.5 acres. Very private.
$135/wk rent + sec. dep.
on Dolly St. in Crescent
Acres, $800 mo.,

Mobile Home Angels
BEAUTIFUL: 4 Bdrm, 2 Ba +
Den on 1/4 acre in Tangle-
wood Sub. Includes extra's.
$110,000. 239-344-6860
Casa manufacturada en area
tranquilacon solo 3% de en-
carge Para mas informaci6n
80, 35' 5th wheel, has 10x20
air conditioned Florida room,
clean, lot 152 $4995
LABELLE 1980 Palm MH,
2br, 2ba, new Refrig, stove
& MWO, (330)338-0711
LaBelle Handyman Special
2br, 1ba on '/ acre lot.
$40K or best offer.
LABELLE- '74 fixer upper,
mobile home, 0.45 acre cor-
ner lot, pond, $59,900
(863)673-2754 Owner/Real-
bile Home on .45 Acre Lot.
Convenient location.
$158,000 (407)361-2248
PARK, Labelle, FL.
Gated, dbl wide manufactured
home park, beautiful
clubhouse, heated swimming
pool. Buy your home, lease
your 60x100 lot for $200/mo.
Get FREE lawn service, water
& garbage pick up. Quality
models avail for fimed
occupancy or order your own,
pick your lot. Hurray! 50% sold
outOnly 4 lake lots left, but
others to choose from.
(863)675-7555 M/F or
(863)675-1134 Wknds.
For Sale By Owner
Palm & Pines Mobile Home
1225 Hwy 29S., Felda, FL
#25 Jackie Dr. Price:
$25,500.1970 Buck Mobile
Home 12'x60', 2 br,1 / ba
Call Darlene: 239-229-9868
*Buyer must be approved
by park owners.

3br, 2ba Doublewide
Buyer must remove. $13,000.
or, best offer. (239)368-5108
New 2BR/2BA Homes of Mer-
it, Doubewide on near 1 acre
lot near town. $5000 Down.
Lease option avail. No credit
needed. Call (863)673-4325
or (863)675-8888
NEW 3 BR / 2 BA Doublewide
on your lot for $41,900 in-
cludes A/C and Setup.
$2200 Down, Low monthly
payment. (863)675-8888
New Homes of Merit 3 BR, 2
BA Doublewide. $49,900 in-
cluding setup and A/C. Call
Nueva casa manufacturada de
3/2 banos lista para ser oc-
cupada. Financiamiento por
duefo Llame
OKEECHOBEE lbr, large Fla
room, furnished, heat & air,
until furnished $6000
SABLE PALM 32' trailer,
w/attached Fla. rm., new re-
frig., microwave, hot water
heater, fully turn., good
c o n d ., $ 6 0 0 0 .
D/W, 3br, 2ba, Open concept
Kit. & bar area. Sea wall,
& Tool shed. $139,000.
& Adjoining Lot $98,000.
Call (863)763-0557
Terreno con una casa manu-
facturada, Localizado entire
LaBelle y Immokalee 3/2
banfos con solo $5,000
dep6sito 863-612-6511
Money Down with your old
home equity. Very easy fi-
nancing. Low prices on all 3
& 4 Bdrm. homes. Call

Recreation +

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

Tournament, Merc Tracker
Pro Series 75 mot, pow trim
tilt, $5000 (859)229-1039
BOAT- 19', w/Volvo eng., new
seats, new paint, galv. trir.,
runs great, $3200 or best of-
fer. (239)867-6394
DEEP V 16', aluminum &
Trailer with new tires. $350
or best offer. Must see...
Affordable dock space
Fresh water. Private & safe
inlet off of Caloosahatchi River
JAVELIN BOAT 191/ ft.,
$4500. Call John
863)357-3092 or
863)634-2382 ,
JON BOAT 10', aluminum,
gas tank, $400 or best offer.
JON BOAT 12 ft aluminum,
heavy metal V-hull w/8 1/2
hp Johnson. $600
(859)221-3766 LaBelle
KAYAK Fiberglass, 18',
Necky Arluk 1.9, red deck,
White hull, Excellent condi-
tion. $800 (863)531-0093
KAYAK Necky Arluk 1.9,
18 1/2 ft, red. $800 or best
offer. (863)840-0442
Johnson, 2 cycle, manual
start, hand tiller, like new,
$1800. (302)674-3353
PONTOON 28FT 4 cyl Che-
vy Merc Cruiser, inboard out
drive, extra motor incld,
$2700 neg (863)634-1536
$3500 863-763-7783 or
SEA NYMPH 16.5', 60 HP
Evinrude, Galvanize trailer &
trolling motor. Lots of extras.
$2000 Neg. (863)357-3439
V HAUL BOAT 12ft fiber-
glass w/50 merc, ready to
go. $2250 (863)467-9288

& White, 1 slide, 330 hp Cat.
66K mls. 7.5 KW Onan quiet
diesel generator. Well main-
tained. $70,000
top, Mechanically restored,
Receipts, $2500. or trade for
auto (561)254-7458.Clewist.
JAYCO 2000 31 Ft., Class C
Motor Home, 12,500 mis.
Loaded $45,900 Call

I Aparthients

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 $529 plus Utilities

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

14 Caloosa Belle, Thursday, February 28, 2008

RV COVER New, Adco Class
A TyVek, Fits 33-37FT. Cost
$400, Sell $325 or best of-
fer. (585)298-0759
RV REFRIG. Dometic, w/ice
maker, 10 cf, under warr,
less than 2 yrs old, exc
cond. $750 (863)634-8617
SUNLINE SOLARIS, '98 -26.5',
clean, new refrig. & awning,
ducted air, lots of storage,
$5000. (863)675-0016
Set of 2, White, Fits 36"-39"
Tire. Set of 2 Fit 40"-42" Tire
$40 will sep. (585)298-0759
35 Ft. w/FL Rm., C/AirLots
of storage w/ 6x8 shed.
$8,000 (330)929-2869
WINNEBAGO, '81 28', Hunt-
ers or Sebring Race, needs
TLC, handyman special,
$3600 neg. (863)465-6497

FIFTH WHEEL 35ft, in Whis-
per Creek, 2br, W/D, fully
turn., Fla room, corner lot,
$22,000 (859)472-2880

BOAT MOTOR 40 hp John-
son. '1964, Short shaft, All
controls. $ 2 0 0
BOAT MOTOR Elgin, 14.1 hp,
includes 3 propellers & gas
tank, runs good. $450
BOAT TRAILER '98, Water-
land, Galvanized, 1750 gross
weight. 14'-16' boat. $350
hp, good for parts. $50

For OMC 2 75 hp outboard
engines. Incid Mech. & Elec.
data. $10 (863)763-9655
hp Outboard engine. Like
ne w $ 2 5 Call
(863)763-9655 Leave msg

HONDA CBR F3 '96 New
tires, looks & runs great,
$2500 or best offer
(863)634-7657/ 532-1382
KX250 DIRTBIKE '88 Low
hours on rebuilt motor,
needs minor odds & ends,
fast. $950 (863)801-3174
Street bike, runs great, new
brakes. $2000 or best offer.
SUZUKI RM 125 '00 Dirt
bike, race ready. Call for
more info. $1200 or best of-
fer. (863)763-4271
cond, pearl/green, very low
miles, garage kept. $3500

teries, 4 seater, cargo bed
w/lift gate, lights, charger,
$750 (863)697-2033
HONDA 250 SX '85 3 Wheel-
er, needs carb work. Call for
more info. $400 or best of-
fer. (863)763-4271
HONDA 300 1999 Four Trax
4x4, $1400 or best offer.
Sundro 125. Runs 50 mph.
Low mileage. $850 or best
offer. (863)675-1559
New cond, w/helmet, low
hours, gar kept. $2500 neg
lop, (2) KT181 25x8x12 &
(2) KT185 25x10x12, 99%
tread. $150 (863)885-1172

ER, '77, 31', $4,200.

Automobiles I

Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks 4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070

from $500! Tax Repos, US
Marshall and IRS sales!
Cars, Trucks, SUV's, Toyo-
ta's, Honda's, Chevy's, more!
For Listings Call
(800)706-1759 x6465.

$2500 firm, like new in/out,
CAMARO '02, T-Top, High
performance. Like new in-
side. Needs body work.
$2200 (863)634-2516
CHEVY CAMARO, '90- 2 dr., 6
cyl., needs engine, body in
good shape, $400 or best
oftfer.(863) 801-3291
CHEVY CAPRICE, '93 4 dr.,
minor repairs needed, run-
ning cond., $2500 firm.
Blue, A/C, C/C, 4 Dr., PW,
PL, Runs well. Asking $3000

FORD FOCUS, '00 4 dr., cold
a/c, loaded, pw, pi, cd, auto,
all options, $3,900.
auto, low miles. $1599 or
best offer (863)697-1759
Auto. Good condition. $1200
or best offer. (863)984-6450
HONDA CIVIC '86 does not
run, have title, $300 or best
offer. (863)675-3714 call af-
ter 2pm
KIA SEPHIA, '99 runs great,
looks good, lots of new
parts, cold a/c, $3,000 or
best offer. (863)697-9368
MERCURY '99, Good me-
chanically, Needs body
work. 40K mi. $1750 or best
offer. (863)675-5853
QUIS '96 Cold a/c, low
miles, very nice car, clean.
$2900 cash (772)219-9455
GS '98 Exc cond, all main-
tenance records. $3000 or
best offer. (239)898-9714
great shape, shows 80k mi?,
factory paint, fully loaded,
$1650. (863)467-7520
OLDS BRAVADA '98 leather
seats, power windows, pow-
er seats, $1800
Police Impounds for Sale! 93
Honda Civic $385! 93 Toyo-
ta Camry $750! For listings
call (800)366-9813 Ext
Leather interior, sunroof,
runs great, in good condi-
tion. $4000 (863)634-0758

DATSUN 280Z 1976 Auto.
$2300 or best offer.
$2800 239-823-2587 or

JEEP LAREDO 1984 360
motor, 4 WD. $4000 or best
,offer. (863)673-2748
FORD F150 1984 4WD, In
line 6 cyl., $4000 or best of-
fer. (863)673-2748

GOLF CART- 3 Wheel Legend
w/charger. 36 volt. New bat-
teries, paint, tires. Sharp!
$900 (239)225-3282

good motor, trans, etc., dia-
mond plated bed, headboard,
$750 neg. (863)467-1670
CHEV BLOCKS (350 & 400),
Assorted performance parts,
$500 for all or will sell separ-
ate (863)634-0971
Set (4), fits Trailblazers/En-
voys. $800. 863-634-5888
ENGINE 318 Chrysler engine,
out of an '82 Dodge. $100
tractor, Headache Rack for
semi trir., $500 will sell sep.
FORD F150 1992 PW, PL,
Runs, Needs tune up and
work on A/C. $1800 or best
offer. (863)634-6601
FORD F250 ENGINE '00 7.3
liter, 60K, complete, incids
Turbo, for parts only $1200
or best offer (863)261-7692
Ranch Hand & rear step
down bumper, fits Chevy PU,
$750. (863)763-3410
HITCH Reese style off of
2003 Silverado 1500. $60
MOTOR & PARTS from '94
Honda 4 Trax 200, $150.
bottle. $200 or best offer.
REAR AXLE Chevy, 3/4 ton,
8 lugs complete. $200
(863)467-5401 or
bular, for 4 door Chevy pick
up, black in color. $100
STARTER for 1986 Honda
Civic, brand new, $200 or
best offer. (863)675-3714
after 2pm
TIRES 4, New, Fuzion
245/50R16. Paid $420.
Asking $285 (863)763-0944
TIRES & RIMS off '99 Ford
F250, $100 (863)634-7994
TIRES (4) Bridgestone,
245/75/R16, brand new off
of 2500 Duramax, on stock
rims. $500 (863)634-7977
FORD F150, 3 speed w/over
drive. $400. (863)467-2609
TRUCK BED '02 Toyota Tun-
dra 4x4 truck bed in good
condition. $400 or best offer.

TRUCK CAP Full size. $200
UTILITY BOX red, 8', $250
cash. You Haul.
WIRE RIMS, 13x7, gold, $450
or best offer. (863)697-2168

CHEVY 2500 '89, Runs very
strong. $1200 Negotiable.
863-763-4149 or
CHEVY S10 EXT CAB '83 2.8
6 cyl, good shape, brand
new tires, $1500 or best of-
fer. (863)634-2582

DODGE 100 PICKUP '88 Ea-
gle alum. cap, a/c, auto,
power, quad/stereo, good
strong work truck, $2500.
DODGE RAM 1500, '95 2
will. dr., cold a/c, pw, pl,
ask ing $ 2 5 0 0.
DODGE RAM '95 2500,
Heavy duty, V8 Magnum, reg
cab, 4x4, auto, 110 OK, new
parts,$4500 (863)634-2303
FORD F150- '87, Great for
parts. No engine. $400.
FORD F-250 1986 & F-o00
1985. 1 w/rebuilt motor. 1
w/ new head. $650 for both.
FORD F250, '91 needs gas
tank, many new parts, no oil
leaks, $800. (863)763-3639
after 5pm
FORD F350, '01, diesel, SD
XLT Lariat, crew cab, 2 whl.
dr., long bed, extra 100 gal.
fuel tank, running boards &
topper, new tires & brakes,
$18,200. (863)675-0016
FORD RANGER, 1987 Cus-
tom low rider, V6 engine,
$950. Call 863-675-4624
FORD RANGER '92, 4 cyl.,
great on gas, red, cd, tool
box, $1500 or best offer.
Runs good. $1200
TOOL BOX Fiberglass, for
Pick-Up, A-1 condition. $100

JEEP CHEROKEE '91, 4 door,
Rebuilt engine, New tires &
brakes, etc. Cold A/C,
$3000 (863)634-2516
needs gas tank, some rust,
high mileage, runs. $500 or
best offer. (561)261-2625
$2000 239-823-2587 or

axle, 4' barn doors, 7' wide 4'
high, 8' long, $750.
ER Dove tail with ramps,
2Oft x 7ft. $1200
closed, black, nice. $1500
(863)674-0898 or

die Bauer Edition. $2500 or
best offer. (863)763-2685
CHEVY VENTURE '99- clean,
runs good, ac, works good,
$2500 or best of-
fer(239)728-8521 LaBelle
running, as is. $600
(863)697-9031 after 2pm
FORD AEROSTAR, '94 driven
daily, $500 or best offer.

Public Notices

Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500

Notice is hereby given that on
03/01/2008 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:
Washer, bed & misc. items
Misc. items
Misc. items
Mattresses set
Generator, misc. items
Misc. items
261624 CB 2/28/08




Graphics Design Studio open

By Patty Brant
Caloosa Belle
Easy, breezy and fun ways
to express yourself. That's a big
part of Graphics Design Studio's
appeal to kids and adults. A little
flash, a lot of color it makes
people smile.
Okay, so you don't really
need multi-colored beaded
braids, eye-popping temporary
nail art or airbrush tattoos -- but
it's just so much fun! And you
can switch designs and colors to
match your mood or your out-
Show off your airbrushed tat-
too in the colors and glitter of
your choice -- even glow in the
New shop owner Michelle
Harris uses 100 percent organic,
nontoxic, nonallergenic, FDA
approved paints that last from
four days to two weeks. They're
easy to remove with alcohol, but
water won't affect these colorful
pieces of art.
Choose colorful rhinestones

to decorate your panty hose
and catch everyone's eye at that
extra fancy affair. She will also
carry Christian Outfitter shirts.
Michelle does 3-D window
graphics for vehicles and is avail-
able to do kids' birthday parties.
And there's more coming.
In a few weeks she'll be ready
to give you a great looking air-
brush tan. This nonallergenic ef-
fect goes from head to toe and
fades evenly.
Guys you're not left out!
Michelle has design choices that
will appeal to you as well.
Looking for a good way to
support her family, Michelle
took up airbrushing on her own,
using her natural artistic eye and
ability. Her shop has lots of vari-
ety -- she even designs and prints
custom business cards.
Graphics Design Studio is lo-
cated at 100 E. Lincoln Ave, next
to Helen's Barber Shop, is open
seven days a week from 8 a.m.
till 8 p.m. For information, call
(239) 247-7561.

Family ready to h

LABELLE -- After more than
four decades as Cox Air Condi-
tioning & Electric, Inc., James
and Karen Steedley are transition-
ing into the Aire Serv of South
Central Florida franchise.
The Steedleys purchased Cox
Air Conditioning & Electric, Inc.
from Karen's parents in 2005.
Karen grew-up in the family heat-
ing and cooling business, taking
on roles from call-taker and dis-
patcher to office manager. James

left the citrus industry to join the
family business.
"After my parents retired, my
husband and I wanted to continue
the family business to ensure our
customers continued receiving a
high-level of customer service,"
Karen Steedley said. "However,
the industry keeps advancing, so
my family and I looked at the Aire
Serv system and how profession-
ally it is run, and we know it will
enhance our business."
Still locally owned and operat-

Caloosa Belle/Patty Brant
Graphics Design Studio owner Michelle Harris knows folks of
all ages get a kick out of a fun TAT (Temporary Airbrush Tattoo)'!
From left: Michelle'schildrenJustin, 6, shows off hisdragonTAT
and Cassie, 10, chose a horse while her friend Keiara Aispuro,i
10, has a cowboy hat and horse. Kids don't have all the fun!
though. Betty Nuckols sports a John Deere deer. i

eat up franchise!

ed, the Aire Serv of South Central Karen have joined our franchise
Florida is offering quality heating system, and we believe their busiP
and air conditioning service to ness will be successful because
their community with business we all operate under the same
systems and customer service core values."
training to help them "be the best After the Steedleys purchase
we can.t the franchise, James and Ka4
'Aire Serv is a premier choice en attended a five-day training
Aire Serv is a premier ch course on the latest technology)
for heating and air conditioning customer service techniques and
service and repair," said Doyle marketing methods.
James, president of Aire Serv The LaBelle-based Aire Serv
Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. franchise serves Hendry, High-
"We're delighted that James and lands and Glades Counties.

my at Riverside Retreat

Ground breaking ceremn

Sunday, Feb. 24, at 3 p.m., saw
the official ground breaking cer-
emony to kick off the construc-
tion of the new Worship/Program
Center. Hingson Construction is
the contractor who will be build-
ing the center, which will boast
an auditorium seating 300 and 5
classrooms equipped for any type
of training program.
Many guests participated in
the celebration
Godspeed, the youth band
from Carlson Memorial United
Methodist Church provided music
and Rev. David Berkey, Executive
Director of the Camps & Retreat
Ministries of Florida, officiated at
the ceremony. For more informa-
tion, contact the camp office at
(863) 675-0334 or mpierceriver-

Enterprise contributes to United Way campai

FORT MYERS -- Enterprise
Rent-A-Car of Fort Myers has
made a generous contribution
to the United Way of Lee, Hen-
dry and Glades. The employees
and the company have donated
over :$40,000 to the 2007-2008
United Way Campaign.
"Enterprise Rent-A-Car con-
ducts an employee campaign
annually, and have given an es-
pecially generous gift this year
to support the local network of
United Way programs, agen-
cies and initiatives that serve
the needs of our community,"
said Cliff Smith, President of the
United Way of Lee, Hendry and
Glades. "Enterprise's contribu-
tion demonstrates their compas-
sion and concern for our neigh-
bors and our community."
All money raised in the United
Way campaign stays in the local
community to help support the
local human service network of
partner agencies and initiatives.
United Way agencies like Alvin
A. Dubin Alzheimer's Resource
Center, Children's Advocacy

Center, Big Brothers Big Sisters,
and LARC serve a diverse range
of needs in our community such
as nurturing children and youth,
strengthening families, meeting
critical needs such as helping
the elderly and disabled live in-
dependently, and empowering
communities by bringing health
and human services to neigh-
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.
This year is the organization's
50"' anniversary. The United
Way of Lee, Hendry and Glades
Counties has been "the way the
community cares" since it was
established in 1957. For more
information please call United
Way of Lee, Hendry and Glades
Counties at (239) 433-2000 or

Submitted photd
CEO of Enterprise Rent a Car presented Cliff Smith, president
of United Way, with a donation to benefit the Lee, Hendry anc.
Glades County areas.

Kids! Get ready for breakfast with the Easter Bunny

Hey, kids! The Easter Bunny
will be at Barron Park for family
fun and hot pancakes!
The event is scheduled to be-
gin at 9:30 a.m. Saturday morning
at the: Barron Park, State Road 29
(Bridge Street) and Park Avenue
in the city of LaBelle. The HGHC
promises this to be a fun event
for children of all ages and their
families. The Easter Bunny Break-
fast will allow children to interact
with the Easter Bunny and eat a
yummy breakfast of hot pancakes
and sausage! There will be a pho-

to area for pictures with the Easter
Bunny, raffle, prizes and games!
The cost to attend this Hoppy
Eggstravaganza is $10 for an adult
with child ticket, and an indi-
vidual ticket is $6. Tickets are on
sale now until March 14. You may
contact Susan Vaughan at Florida
Community Bank 863-675-1313
or Erica Villafuerte at 863-946-
6004 for tickets.
Hendry-Glades Homeless
Coalition is a non-profit agency
that serves the homeless in Hen-
dry and Glades Counties and is

rir --
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pleased to host this springtime
joyful event to raise funds to fur-
ther the homeless mission.
Remember Breakfast with
the Easter Bunny will be Saturday,
March 22, 9:30-11 a.m. at Barron
Park, Bridge Street & Park Avenue
City of LaBelle. Tickets: $10 for
Parent & Child or $6 individual.
About Hendry-Glades Home-
less Coalition
The mission of the Hen-
dry-Glades Homeless Coalition
(I-HGHC) is a collaborative mission
with governmental and commu-

Public Issues

Forums: Join

the discussion!

nity organizations to prevent and
minimize homelessness within
Hendry and Glades Counties to
redirect individuals and fami-
lies towards independent living
through the use of life-changing
resources. The HGHC meets ev-
ery third Thursday of the month
at the United Way House in La-
Belle (117 Ft. Thompson Ave.).
Everyone is invited to attend these
meetings and learn more about
the local homeless mission and
how you can make a difference.

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Submitted photq
Daryl Hingson, David Berkey, Warren Pierce and Melinda Trotti on the site of the new worship
program center. A

.1-11- .1 I .

CCS mixes it up -. .. -

Students at C:-ir.nmir,ily Chrrt tn School ,C-r. F hit ,ni- .
a day where 'li:' .In *tt have to wear uniforms. "Mix and
Mat"i ;n' ..;. a 'uie success Atr Astudents .nir-i.] and
, 'tiuu!Iolo.,nre. their outfits for school. 'roirnr oiii L ..i ,r to!n,h
School students, Chi i t F'oe'i. :t ,uhar, GI-oft. and Dal-
ion Longenecker ail 'niy,- ':r n',Ij ,i. 'huir -school uniforms
for more ruuor'ui ioto even for jiu one day.

Thi t students from C( Chrijr,< 's-LFrIuI Jacob
F.r'tweti YlJurk and Cas'n Wilson looked "mixed up it.
Ihrnu imnt.qInalt iItti outhis for school The students had a wvr"k.e
day oi tmi rt,.ihls.-iig other students nith mixed up outfits dur-
in, lithe day lonq. 'Mix and Match Day ,' ac;virt-s held at the
school recetL'iy.


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Cnminun ','-v Cristian s).O'w students, Cade -ua,,,', Ariel
:,'c J'l, ;-'.dru, C:sri,, nt. 'Lh-r Pierre, and Tptic:) Rickman
got to it. a tine. crazy .,Lih their school crrinis I i f ,'i,
during the -r tic,ol s -Mji. and Match" day -.ii e.i c,',ii
Students were i -,ririni-d to wear mismatched outfits for a
day of mixed up fun5

Mismatched shoes, funny hats, inside out shirts were all a
part of the fun u-,r. C .-r.rrir, Cuiw';i.i'n: is .nmrs "Mix and
Muar,h day. ,:.ajr-i-,. Ou,'uqAr'-; Catala, Cht ise-. Ford, Mat-
Irn.;y Reyna, WeV:.s, Huffman and Cole Hamil all enjoyed the
"mixed vp look for the day.

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Than-k you to the community for
celebrating our 1 Vedar anniversadrv
with us. aind thAnh
God for making all things possible.

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*$1 50 charge for white meat only

BRANCH. 2,700+ sq.ft. of ri -rig area in
the home. Both house and outbuildings
need TLC. Pasture and wooded areas,
fenced and cross fenced. Beautiful
cypress strand at Jack's Branch. Paved
road access. Priced to sell at $2,500,000.
INCOME PROPERTY: Mobile home park
with store just off Cowboy Way.
SR 80 W- Nice dbl.wide with deck on
!- /- acre !ot Additional mobi; or:
adjoining lot also avai lab-)
936+/- ACRE GROVE. Approximately 150
aces cleared. Buy, all oi part. -
CONVENIENCE STORE with 'full kitchen.
Son busy Cowboy Way corner. REDUCEDI
SR 29 S: Commercial (C-1) I +/- acre lot
broker/owner '.
2 ACRE LOT oh .Busy SR 30 In.Alva; Frdni
half+/- zoned commercial.

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Impact Fees have been suspended!
THAT'S A $10,000 SAVINGS!!

0 Land prices have been slashed

^ Near record low interest rates

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