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At a Glance
Celebrate Earth Day
A community Earth Day cel-
ebration is planned for this Sat-
urday, April 26, at the LaBelle
Nature Park/Hendry House be-
tween 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Tax notices will be
in Caloosa Belle
The Caloosa Belle will pub-
lish the delinquent tax notice
information as a public service.
It will be available for pick-up
for free at the CB office and the
Tax Collector's office.
The Clewiston News is also
available weekly at the CB of-
fice, the LaBelle Chamber of
Commerce, Flora & Ella's Res-
taurant, U-Save, Winn-Dixie,
Save-A-Lot parking lot and
Bridgstreet Coffee Shop, Handy
North, BP Station Shell station
on SR 29S and Shell station on
Youth Jam coming
The "I'm N Charge" youth
abstinence program at the
Hendry County Health Depart-
ment will host a Hendry Youth
Jam on Saturday April 26, at 10
am in Barron Park.
Several area clubs, organi-
zations and programs that ben-
efit youth will provide more in-
formation about their services
and showcase their talents.
There will be free food, free
games, live music from Nosex
and Los-1, funny man Keith
Deltano, free t-shirts, competi-
tions, giveaways including Fort
Myers Miracle tickets and an
iPod Shuffle, a nature walk,
information booths and many
more activities that will be fun
for the whole family, Everyone
in the community is invited.
The purpose o is to pro-
mote healthy lifestyles and
show youth the importance of
abstaining from risky behav-
iors while creating awareness
for activities or organizations
available in our communities.
There are plenty of clubs, orga-
nizations and programs that of-
fer a variety of interests includ-
ing athletics, farming, business
and many others. On April, 26,
they will all be showcased for
Teens can often look to-
ward risky behaviors such as
drugs, alcohol and sex, to fill
in their free time. The goal is
to show youth that there are
alternatives and our help them
abstain from these behaviors.
Let's show them the benefits
of getting involved with safe
activities that will give them a
The event starts at 10 a.m.,
lunch at noon, and the event
ends at 4 p.m.. There will be
a limited supply of goodies so
make sure to arrive in time to
receive your food ticket and
Stop cyber bullying
Safety Seminar will be held
on Wednesday, May 7th at La-
Belle Middle School for parents
interested in protecting their
children's online activity and to
learn more about this issue. It
is free to all parents. Call La-
Belle Middle School for more
See Page 2 for information about
how to contact the newspaper.
Altercation leads to homicide
By Patty Brant
An altercation Tuesday, April
15, left one man dead and an-
other arrested for homicide.
According to the Hendry
County Sheriff's Office report,
the situation began when Jo-
seph Conley, Jr., 19, went to 690
N. Nile Street to feed and care for
his girlfriend's horse.
At the residence, Mr. Conley
ran into an acquaintance, 22-
year-old Michael Crain, who he
believed had previously attempt-
ed to damage his relationship
with his girlfriend.
The report states that Mr.
Crain admitted to Mr. Conley
that he had done so. At that
point, Mr. Conley reportedly
struck the victim in the left face,
upper jaw area.
The victim fell to the ground
backward and hit the gravel
road hard, leaving him un-
conscious and with difficulty
The report further states that
another individual at the scene
held the victim's head while Mr.
Conley got some water in an at-
tempt to revive Mr. Crain.
At that point, the owner or-
dered Mr. Conley off the prop-
Mr. Conley reportedly called
the owner several times after
that inquiring about the victim's
At 10:15 a.m. the following
day, Wednesday, April 16, the
victim was pronounced dead
by staff at Lee Memorial Hospi-
tal. He had previously been de-
termined to be brain dead and
had been on life support.
The Medical Examiner's of-
fice determined that Mr. Crain
had suffered cranial trauma
and multiple skull fractures
consistent with falling and hit-
ting his head. He also had brain
swelling and bruising on the left
side of his jaw. No other notable
injuries were discovered.
This is the second homicide
in the LaBelle area in less than
On March 22, 23-year-old
Luis Orocko allegedly struck
Jose Antonio Villareal, age 75,
with a metal bar. Mr. Orocko
was reportedly upset about a
bill to repair his vehicle at Mr.
Villareal's mechanic shop, Car
Care Mechanic Shop, located at
260 N. Bridge Street.
Mr. Orocko remained at the
shop after everyone else had
left except Mr. Villareal, who
was later found seated in a chair
outside his place of business,
bleeding from the head and un-
Mr. Villareal was pronounced
dead at Lee Memorial Hospital
March 26. He had been deter-
mined to be brain dead and was
on life support after the attack.
Mr. Orocko was arrested on
March 23 and charged with First
Degree Murder Premeditated.
By Patty Brant
The statistics will stop you
cold. They should.
In 2007,. there was a do-
mestic violence victim every
nine seconds in the US over
four million cases and those
are just the ones that were re-
ported. In LaBelle 103 domestic
violence cases were reported
last year 43 thus far in 2008.
Sheriff Ronnie Lee presented
these statistics to a small group
of victims of crimes and people
dedicated to helping them. The
occasion was a local recogni-
tion of Crime Victims Rights
Week. The group first gathered
at Barron Park for a few words
from those who work daily with
victims, then moved across Lee
Street to the Barron Park House
to dedicate a butterfly garden.
As enormous as the figures
are, domestic violence is not
about the numbers. It's about
people and reassembling bro-
ken lives, victims' rights while holding
State's Attorney Chief Pros- their attackers accountable.
ecutor for Hendry/Glades Dan As always, children are the
Cavanaugh presented some most vulnerable victims. Often
real. advice for anyone who they are inadvertently betrayed
may find themselves a victim in by the very system set up to
a domestic violence situation. help them, Mr. Cavanaugh said.
Don't go into the kitchen, bath- They are expected to tell their
room or bedroom, he advised, heart-wrenching and very per-
They are all locations where sonal story to strangers, then
an angry spouse, boyfriend, again in court bringing the
girlfriend or family member whole experience back.
is likely to have easy access to Yolanda Santiago, victim's
a weapon. Work your way to advocate with the State Attor-
an exit and go to a neighbor's ney's Office, said she cries with
where you can call. the law. If victims, laughs with them and
you feel you must leave, plan makes sure to call them as of-
ahead if you can and take your ten as it takes to make sure they
important papers (birth certifi- are getting along all right. It's a
cates, etc.). If you're in an abu- tough job that can get in the
sive relationship, try to set up a way of the advocates' own rela-
bank account in your name so tionships if they're not careful.
you will have access to some Alice Campbell, victim's
funds to start all over again. advocate with the Hendry
Mr. Cavanaugh praised the County Sheriff's Office, is a
teamwork of those charged first responder. She's the one
with assisting domesticviolence
victims, saying they respect the See VICTIMS Page 2
South LaBelle hearing in May
By Patty Brant
City commissioners are
expecting a lot of interest in a
public hearing coming up on
South LaBelle Village, the first
section of the Paul property
annex to come up for develop-
ment. At their April 10 meet-
ing, commissioners considered
moving the public hearing to
the civic center for a Local Plan-
ning Agency hearing in May.
The public hearing is expected
to be in July.
Street vending changes
Another hot button issue,
allowing some special excep-
tions to the prohibition on
street vending in the city, was
narrowly approved, 3-2, at the
April 10 meeting. Mayor Paul
Puletti and Commissioner
Dave Lyons voted against the
proposal, pointing to previous
Commissioner Hilda Zim-
merly moved to approve the
new ordinance which sets forth
a process for special exceptions
to be considered.
Special exceptions may be
granted for a specific vendor
at a specific site and are non-
transferable and non-assign-
The vendor must carry proof
of the exception at the site and
any vendor selling food.must
have a health department cer-
tificate of inspection. Special
exceptions must be reviewed
Special events that are oth-
erwise regulated, like farmer's
markets and craft fairs, may be
Mayor Puletti said he voted
against the ordinance because
he felt it will require judgment
calls he feels will be difficult to
Commissioner Lyons said
there has been "peace" for the
last ten year so that street vend-
ing was not allowed and'is con-
cerned about the effect it could
have on small.businesses in the
By Patty Brant
It's been a rough week on
LaBelle area roads as a total of
four people died in two sepa-
The first to occur was a dou-
ble fatality on Saturday, April
19. The crash occurred at about
11:32 p.m. on SR 80, just east of
Fort Denaud Road.
According to the Florida
Highway Patrol, a 1992 Mercu-
ry driven by Gilberto Moreno,
21, of LaBelle was traveling
eastward 'on SR 80 in the west-
bound inside lane.
Simultaneously, a 1985
Chevrolet, driven by26-year-old
Horacio Villa, also of LaBelle,
was westbound on SR 80, also
in the inside lane. The result-
By Patty Brant
The county finally has a
home for its proposed new
Emergency Operations Center.
At their Tuesday evening meet-
ing in LaBelle, commissioners
approved a special exception
Sto build a facility that will serve
as the county's nerve center
during times of emergency.
The parcel is approximately
ten acres and is located south
of SR 80, west of the City of La-
Belle. It abuts Congen Road.
ing head-on collision forced
Mr. Moreno's vehicle to a final
rest upright, facing east on the
inside westbound lane.
Mr. Villa's vehicle also came
to a final rest upright, but fac-
ing west just east of the Moreno
Mr. Villa was pronounced
dead at the scene. Mr. Moreno
was transported to Lee Memo-
rial Hospital where he later
Neither man had been wear-
ing his seatbelt. FHP is continu-
ing the investigation.
The second area fatality oc-
curred in Glades County, on SR
29 two miles north of LaBelle at
9:15 a.m. Monday, April 21.
The FHP report states that
See FATAL Page 2
The site is designated agri-
cultural on the future land use
map, allowable for use as pub-
lic service/public utility.
South FloridaWater Manage-
ment has donated the property,
but the Department of Interior
must still approve the dona-
tion. That approval is expected
within several weeks.
The site usage may include
the EOC, a helistop, commu-
nication tower of 200 feet in
height and ancillary facilities
SSee SITE Page 2
Caloosa belle/Patty Brant
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Violence: Healing the pain
Caloosa Belle/Patty Brant
Like this newly freed butterfly, victims of crimes need to emerge from a cocoon spun
from pain and fear. The local Victim's Rights Week ceremonies held at Barron Park April
16 helped bring closure to lives scarred by violence.
Event promotes awareness
on new EOC site
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Continued From Page 1
normally associated with public
The design has yet to be deter-
mined, but the new EOC will be
approximately 10,000 square feet
and will house up to 12 employ-
Kevin M. Williams AIA BSSW
Architects, Inc., from Fort Myers
is the construction manager for
Funding has long been in place
for the facility, which is expected
to cost a little over $3 million. The
funds are made up of grant mon-
ies and some $2 million from the
county's CDBG Disaster Recovery
The EOC is the central com-
mand post for official activities
during a declared emergency.
For years designated personnel
Continued From Page 1
that comes out to contact victims
when their experience is raw;
their pain and terror fresh.
More unsettling statistics:
In the U.S. some 43 percent of
all women killed die at the hands
of a domestic partner.
54 percent of rape cases are
24 percent of convicted rapists
spend no time in prison;
24 percent of convicted rap-
ists only spend approximately 11
months in a local jail.
85 percent of male abusers
witnessed abuse in their own
homes as children.
half of rapists caught say they
don't care if their victim is male
or female it's all about control.
only 16 percent of rapes are
98 percent of rapists are male.
80 percent of rapists are
known by their victim.
it's very hard to get a jury
to convict someone the victim
Patricia Chamness with Abuse
Treatment and Counseling (ACT)
also spoke. ACT provides free ser-
vices for victims in Lee and Hen-
dry. They are available 24/7 with
three-shelters and a rape trauma
center. The number is 1-800-500-
Ms. Chamness related a story
about King Arthur in which he
Became the prisoner of a foreign
king who gave Arthur the option
of dying right away for trespass-
ing in his territory or going out
to find the answer to an age old
question: "What do women re-
ally want?". He would have to
return in a year. If he had the an-
swer, he would live, otherwise he
would be executed.
from essential, services, includ-
ing fir/rescue, law enforcement,
water, communications and oth-
ers, have worked out of cramped
quarters in the sheriff's office
conference room when activated
for an emergency.
The new facility is to be com-
pleted by June 2009.
Discussion on the Hendry
County Sheriff's Suboffice in
Clewiston was put on hold till
the next meeting in Clewiston
Tuesday, May 13. Commission-
ers are still considering whether
to rebuild and reoccupy the old
sub-office or to raze the building
and build another one. The board
has been unable to decide if the
facility is worth salvaging after
damage from Hurricane Wilma
forced evacuation of the building
You can reach Patty Brant at
Naturally, Arthur took the op-
portunity he was offered, and fi-
nally found a wise old witch and
posed the question. She said she
would answer it on one condi-
tion. She wanted King Arthur to
give her Sir Lancelot in marriage.
Loyal knight that he was,
Lancelot agreed to marry the old
hag to save his king. After the
wedding, the witch gave King Ar-
thur the answer to the question:
What do women really want?
Control over their own lives.
That night in the wedding
chamber the old hag appeared
to Lancelot as a beautiful wom-
an and offered him a choice: he
could have her in that form dur-
ing the day when she would be
expected to tend to social duties
or at night, only for him.
After considering the dilem-
ma, Lancelot made his choice: It
was her life, he told her, and she
should make her own decision.
Lancelot had proven his true
worth to her by allowing her to
choose her own destiny. The
wise witch chose to remain in
her beautiful form all the time.
Vicky Coley, another SAO
victim's advocate, trained every-
one's attention to the Clothesline
Project. She explained the sym-
bolism of the project- a visual
display of violence and its con-
sequences. Imbuing T-shirts with
their pain is part of the healing
process for victims, she said.
After the speeches and the
recognition, everyone moved
over to the Barron House where
a new butterfly garden was dedi-
cated as a peaceful place for
victims and survivors to go. It's
a living memorial to the victims
- both those who survived their
ordeal and those who did not.
It is, after all, about the heal-
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For victims of crime, including all types of abuse, making
these colorful T-shirts is a form of therapy of letting go of
the pain. These examples from the Clothesline Project were
displayed in the pavilion at Barron Park during the Crime Vic-
tims Rights Week activities on April 16. The poignant mes-
sages scribed on these T-shirts are a reminder to us all of
how fragile and how strong human beings are.
Trees replanted from
Hendry County recently com-
pleted the 2005 Emergency Hur-
ricane Supplemental Urban and
Community Forestry Grant Pro-
gram, which was funded by the
United States Forest Service, Divi-
sion of Forestry through USDA.
Hendry County had hundreds
of trees and palms knocked down
Continued From Page 1
Orestes Delgado-Horta, 56, of
Hialeah, was driving a 1999 Vol-
vo semi northbound on SR 29N,
two miles north of LaBelle, while
a 2005 Hyundai, carrying two
individuals, was heading south-
The semi driven by Mr. Delga-
do-Horta moved into the south-
bound lane as he approached the
slower moving traffic ahead of
him. The semi struck the Hyun-
dai head-on and both vehicles
traveled onto the west shoulder
where they came to a rest. Mr.
Delgado-Horta was not injured.
As of presstime, the driver and
passenger in the Hyundai were
not being identified, pending no-
tification 6f next of kin.
All three involved in the crash
had been wearing their seatbelts
at the time of the crash. Mr. Del-
gado-Horta was cited for failing to
maintain a single lane.
You can reach Patty Brant at
by Hurricane Wilma in October
The Category III Hurricane
force winds destroyed tree cano-
pies in many neighborhoods, at
public facilities and streetscapes
across the county.
Grant funds totaled $47,497.00
to purchase and replant a variety
of native trees.
The County added over
$15,836 in hurricane monies as
required by the grant to make a
total project of over $63,333.
The County was able to plant
266 trees in areas that were so
hard hit by Hurricane Wilma.
This project has done much to
improve.the spirit and restore the
character of our rural communi-
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Caloosa Belle, Thursday, April 24, 2008 3
Luis Ferria, 19, was arrested
April 20 and charged with aggra-
vated battery with a deadly weap-
on, resisting an officer without
violence and aggravated assault
on an officer. Deputy Perry Short
was arresting officer.
Leonard Dewayne Gulley, 27,
was arrested April 20 and charged
with VOP: felony or community
control. Cpl. Donald Davis was
Odulio Hernandez Flores, 30,
was arrested April 19 and charged
with battery with bodily harm
and robbery without a firearm or
weapon. Deputy R. Shepherd was
Adan Sanchez Campos, .22,
was arrested April 19 and charged
with battery with bodily harm
and robbery without a firearm or
weapon. Deputy R. Shepherd was
Felipe Martin Cardenas-Lara,
37, was arrested April 19 and
charged with DUI with serious'
bodily injury to another and non-
moving traffic violation no valid
driver's license. J. Garrett was ar-
Octavio Sandovan, 18, was ar-
rested April 19 and charged with
aggravated battery knew/should
have known the victim was preg-
nant. Deputy R. Shepherd was ar-
Beverly Ellen Beaumier, 48,
was arrested April 18 and charged
with battery touch/strike and ag-
gravated battery knew/should
have known the victim was preg-
nant. Deputy R. Perian was arrest-
Peggy Sue Rutledge, 37, was
arrested April 17 and charged on
a warrant for FTA: felony offense.
Deputy Bonnie Weaver "was ar-
Sonny Contreras, 36, was ar-
rested April 16 and charged with
dealing in stolen property. Lt. Joe
Lee was arresting officer.
A 17-year-old juvenile was ar-
rested on a warrant April 17 and
charged with FTA: felony offense.
Deputy Justin Smith was arresting
Gustavo Soto, 18, was arrested
April 17 and charged as a fugitive
from justice from Collier County
FTA: VOP. J. Moore was arresting
Sonny Ureste Contreras, 36,
was arrested April 17 and charged
with possession of cocaine. M.
Horne was arresting officer.
Richard Thomas Stevens, 26,
was arrested April and charged
with aggravated battery and bur-
glary of a structure or conveyance
armed. Tiffany Arnold was ar-
Devon Dale Kite, 32, was ar-
rested April 14 and charged with
vehicle theft grand. Deputy
Christian Buchhoffer was arrest-
Daniel Vaneria, 18, was ar-
rested April 14 and charged with
dealing in stolen property. Deputy
Ty Marshall was arresting officer.
A 17-year-old juvenile was ar-
rested April 14, and charged with
dealing in stolen property. Deputy
Ty Marshall was arresting officer.
Robert Allen Guzman, 38, was
arrested April 21 and charged as a
fugitive from justice from DeSoto
County. Sgt. Teresa Helmlinger
was arresting officer.
Gene Daniel Obin, 27, was
arrested April 19 and charged as
a fugitive from justice from Bro-
ward County DUI. Sgt. Teresa
Helmlinger was arresting officer.
Courtney L. Gross, 32, was ar-
rested April 15 and charged with
hit and run not stopping at a
crash and aggravated assault with
a deadly weapon with no intent
to kill. Deputy N. Reed was arrest-
Dina Emerita Perez, 47, was
arrested on a warrant April 18 and
charged with FTA: felony offense.
Deputy Bonnie Weaver was ar-
Melissa Angelico Gilkes, 29,
was arrested April 17 and charged
with larceny theft between $300-
$5,000 and fraud cash deposit
bank item without intention to
defraud. Leroy Brooks was arrest-
Victor Carlos Najera, 19, was
arrested April 13 and charged
with damaging property crimi-
nal mischief under $1,000. Luis
Morales was arresting officer.
Anthony Keith Revell, 45, was
arrested April 17 and charged
with sexual assault by a person
over 18 years of age, victim under
12, and fondling victim under 16
years of age in the presence of a
child under 12. Deputy L. Preece
was arresting officer.
Juan Carlos Rico, 23, was ar-
rested April 17 and charged with
aggravated assault with a deadly
weapon without intent to kill.
Deputy Joshua Woods was arrest-
Gabriel Trivino, 19, was ar-
rested April 13 and charged with
a criminal attempt to solicit/ con-
spire and weapons offense im-
properly exhibiting firearm or
deadly weapon. Luis Morales was
Jimmy roger Horace, 52, was
arrested April 18 and charged
with having an open container,
opium or derivative sell schedule
I or II, and possession of narcotics
equipment. Deputy L. Preece was
Tranodd T. Kancey, 23, was ar-
rested April 10 and charged on a
warrant with FTA: felony offense.
J. Moore was arresting officer.
Clayton Kenneth Johnson, 39,
was arrested April 15 and charged
with sexual offense against a child
between 12-16 years of age fon-
dle offender over 18 yeas of age.
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IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR DRINKING WATER
THE CITY OF LABELLE WATER TREATMENT SYSTEM HAS A LEVEL OF
TOTAL TRIHALOMETHANES WHICH EXCEEDS STANDARDS
The Department of Environmental Protection requires disinfection of drinking water to inactivate
possible pathogens, because the health benefits of disinfection far outweigh it's risks. However,
when used in the treatment of drinking water, some disinfectants combine with organic and inor-
ganic matter present in the water to form chemicals called disinfection byproducts (DBP'S). A num-
ber of DBP's such as Total Trihalomethanes (TTHM's) and Haloacetic Acids (HAA5's) may be a health
concern at certain levels of exposure.
The Department has reviewed the laboratory analyses results for the quarterly samples for Total
Trihalomethanes(TTHMs)collected on March 6, January 30, 2008,December 13,September
26,sept5, Aug 8, and July 11,2007,indicates that the City of LaBelle water system has once again
generated a Maximum Contaminate Level (MCL) violation for TTHMs, since the running annual
average MCL for TTHMs was (mathmaticly) violated, after only three consecutive quarters of mon-
itoring. Specifically, the average TTHM concentrations for the samples collected during the third
(243.13ug/L), and forth(34.44ug/L) calender quarters of 2007 and the first quarter of
2008,(47.3ug/L). Table 3 of Rule 62-550, Florida Administrative Code (FAC), identifies the MCL for
TTHMs as 80ug/L.
Therefore, the Department has determined that this system has generated a MCL violation for
TTHM's. Table 3 of Rule 72-550, Florida Administrative code (FA.C.), identifies the MCL as 80ug\L
Some people who drink water-containing Trihalomethanes in excess of the Maximum Contaminant
Level (MCL) over many years may experience problems with their liver,kidneys,or central nervous
system, and may have an increased risk of cancer.
WHAT SHOULD CUSTOMERS DO?
Recent research results suggest a possible connection between high levels of disinfect ion
byproducts such as TTHM's and HAA5s, and pregnancy problems. Therefore, women of chlidbear-
ing age may wish to seek alternative water sources. Until the problem is corrected, any customer
who are concerned about their expose to TTHM's/HAA5 may wish to use alternative sources of
water for ingestion, such as commercial bottled water, or water treated by an appropriate home
water treatment device. The National Sanitation Foundation (NSF) for reducing TTHM's in drinking
water certifies these.
WHAT IS BEING DONE?
On November 15, 2007, the City of LaBelle water system submitted a letter to the Department
which identified the cause of the high TTHM concentrations in the samples collected on
9/5/07,8/8/07, and 7/11/07, as being due to the polyorthophosphate dosing system not operating
properly, this cause the ammonia injector to become clogged. When the ammonia injector
becomes clogged, the proper chlorine to ammonia ratio is not maintained, and this resulted in
elevated TTHM's in the finished water. The water system replaced the polyorthophosphate dosing
pump, and has ordered a spare pump to be kept on hand, and is now keeping track of how
much polyorthophosphate is used to insure the chlorine/ammonia ratio.
FOR MORE INFORMATION.PLEASE CONTACT Michael Boyle (863) 675-2872, Dan Atkisson (863) 673-
0617 OR CONTACT THE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION POTABLE WATER COMPLIANCE
ENFORCEMENT SECTION AT (239) 332-6975
Please share this information with all the other people who drink this water, especially those who
may not have received this notice directly (for example people in apartments, nursing homes,
schools and businesses). You can do this by posting this notice in a public place or distributing
copies by hand or mall
4 OPINION Caloosa Belle, Thursday, April 24, 2008
Speak Out has moved online, where it is quicker and
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www.newszap.com, click on the community name and your
local or state Public Forum. There, you can create new
topics or comment on existing topics. You can also e-mail
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but online comments get posted faster and not all phone calls
can be printed. What follows is a sampling of some of the
discussions currently taking place. Thanks for participating!
Top medical help
We, here in LaBelle, are very
fortunate to have our new Hendry
Regional Convenient Care Center
which is located in the Belmont
Woods building at 450 S. Main St.
I recently had need for an
emergency walk-in care clinic.
My husband took me to the Care
Center where Susanne Bengston,
ARNP-C immediately ordered an
EKG. The test showed that I was
in Atrial Fibrillation with a pulse
rate of 131. Ms. Bengston told
me that I must go to the hospital
immediately by ambulance and
called the EMS, within five min-
utes they arrived and I was on my
way to S. W Regional Hospital in
Ft. Myers. Rachel Stewart was the
paramedic on duty that rode with
me in the ambulance. I had ex-
cellent care on the trip with oxy-
gen being administered, another
EKG taken and an I. V. inserted,
all within a few minutes. I am so
thankful for Ms. Bengston and her
staff at the Clinic, as well as the
well trained paramedics.
Willodene (Willy) Mayer,
Thank you to everyone who
helped with Linda Teasley, Ameri-
can Legion Auxiliary Department
President's homecoming Satur-
day, April 12, 2008.
Huge hugs to Mr. Carl Sharp,
Denny Edgar and Bo Hansen
for providing such great down
home entertainment; Prudi Van-
Wagenen for all her Martha Stew-
art touches; Jackie Moody for her
emcee ability; Phyllis Moody our
Wal-Mart greeter; the Southern
Belles Candy, Diane, Amy, Alex
and Annie; our steadfast kitchen
engine Tony, Bill, Nick and Prudi;
our jack of all trades Sam; Bo and
Paul Cause for the swamp cab-
bage; our lounge support Kathi
and Paula; and our great music
and sound system duo Ron and
Big, big kisses and applause to
Linda for making LaBelle proud!
By Pudge Lehman
The annual Chamber of Com-
merce Give-A-Way was a huge
success. The food was outstand-
ing. Thanks to all who made it
happen. HOWEVER... I was made
up as Captain Jack Sparrow and
many, many, people remarked
how good I looked...
Being on the slow side it took
a while to realize just what that
meant. Maybe...Randy is right
about my hair... Anyway, Phill Pel-
letier looked better.
Use your calendar at work to
jot down things to do the next day.
It's easy to forget stuff overnight
and especially after a weekend.
My personal memory is one and
a half minutes now, and getting
- shorter as we speak.
Before you stop work for the
day, see how many loose ends
you can tie up. File the clutter,
straighten what you can straighten
and even line up some stuff you'll
need in the morning to start your
In all my nearly 73 years I've
never gotten the habit of deciding
what fashionable thing to put on
in the morning.
As y'all have probably suspect-
ed, I get dressed, make-up and all
in less than seven and a half min-
utes, which probably explains the
stares I get.
So my advice is: decide as
much as you can the night before.
Werd fer the Week: Ahc....
frozen water. "There was ahc on
my winsheel this winter."
Weather forecast for Hendry County from the National Weather
LaBelle and surrounding area
Thursday: Mostly sunny with a higl near 87. Winds from the north
between 3 and 7 mph.
Thursday night: A partly cloudy night with a low around 61. Winds
from the East between 5 and 8 mph becoming calm.
Friday: A mostly sunny day with a high near 88. Calm winds be-
coming east between 4 and 7 mph.
Friday night: A partly cloudy night with a low around 61. Winds will
be east between 3 and 7 mph.
Saturday: A mostly sunny day with a high near 88. Winds will be
east between 3 and 8 mph.
Saturday night: A partly cloudy night with a low around 61.
Sunday: A mostly sunny day with a high near 89.
Sunday night: A partly cloudy night ",ith a low around 61.
Monday: A mostly sunny day with a high near 88.
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Victim's story: Life goes on, but changed
By Patty Brant
Crime Victims Rights Week
is intended to focus attention on
the shattered lives crime leaves
One recent crime victim was
anxious to share her story with
others. As well as part of the heal-
ing process, she has a message
for everyone. Anyone can become
a victim of a crime at any time.
There is no warning; no second
chance; no "do over." She hopes
to raise other people's awareness
by telling her story.
"Nancy" (not her real name)
and her husband had just finished
a quick burger and were waiting
for a parking space outside a lo-
cal business when they were ac-
costed by an irate man they did
He punched "Nancy". first;
then her husband. When it was
over, "Nancy" had suffered a split
lip and jaw injury. Her husband
suffered fractured bones in his
"Nancy" has lived in LaBelle
for 20 years. She said she loves
the quiet atmosphere, but it fears
may have seduced into being
complacent when it comes to
safety. Her experience has taught
her her that she needs to be more
aware of other people, of what is
going on around her.
The attack came on a perfectly
normal Saturday night. It was
about 6 p.m. still daylight. A for-
mer LMS student and LHS gradu-
ate, Nancy said she never felt
scared in LaBelle before. "This
town has been great to me," she
shares, "but now I feel the need
to be watchful."
"Nancy" and her husband
have three children. Fortunately,
they were not with them when
the attack occurred.
LaBelle man fights
After hearing presentations Congressman. Senator Bill Nel- a
by Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the son also had a representative at- v
House; John Boehner, Minority tend the luncheon.
Leader; member of the Veterans The April 1 session began p
Affairs committee, the Secretaries with a legislative rally at the Re- a
of the Department of the Army naissance Washington DC Hotel r
and Veterans Affairs, a LaBelle where Legionnaires were briefed
veteran took steps recently to on the status of veterans legisla- f
ensure that the well-beirig and tion, the ongoing war in Iraq S
health care of our fighting men and needs of the armed services r
and women, past and present, and other important issues that
are on solid ground. remain paramount this election 1
Dennis R. Boland joined a year.
delegation of Florida members Afterward, members of The p
of The American Legion here to American Legion, the American v
fight for funding to care for the Legion Auxiliary and the Sons of a
nation's veterans of past wars and The American Legion traveled to a
to protect benefits for those now the U.S. Capitol to champion the tI
serving. Boland and the rest of the rights of veterans and other issues v
state delegation invited their mem- that impact America's families
ber of Congress to a luncheon as and children. Boland urged law- c
part of The American Legion 48th makers from Florida to support f
Washington Conference. Florida's critical legislation pending in the s
delegation had 13 Congressmen 110th Congress. c
attend their luncheon along with Listening to American Legion r
representatives from the other 12 National Commander Marty Con- f
Immunize infants now
TALLAHASSEE The Florida
Department of Health (DOH)
acknowledges April 19-26 as Na-
tional Infant Immunization Week,
an annual campaign highlighting
the importance of providing, ap-
propriate immunizations to ev-
ery child by age two. This year's
theme is, "Love Them, Protect
Them, Immunize Them."
"National Infant Immuniza-
tion Week provides a valuable
opportunity for our community
to tell people the importance of
vaccinating all children," Charles
Alexander, DOH Bureau Chief of
Immunization, said. "Vaccination
is one of the most important ways
a parent can protect a child's
Additionally, the National Im-
munization for Polio Prevention
in Infants and Toddlers or "NIPP
IT" Campaign is being highlight-
ed promoting immunization of,
all children against polio at two
months of age, four months of
age, six months of age, and a
booster at four years of age. The
NIPP IT theme is, "Don't wait to
In 2007, Florida's immuniza-
tion coverage level for children
aged two was 83.2 percent. The
state's goal is 90 percent immuni-
zation coverage levels by 2010 for
each of the vaccines administered
to two-year-old children.
Babies need many immuniza-
tions before two years of age to
protect against serious childhood
diseases. The Center for Disease
Control offers the following tips
for parents and caregivers:
Take babies to a doctor
or clinic for shots. Immuniza-
tions start at birth and continue
throughout the first two years of
a child's life.
At each visit, discuss immu-
nizations with a doctor or health
care provider. Ask if the baby is
up-to-date on shots.
Keep the immunization re-
cord in a safe place and bring it to
every doctor's visit.
Ask the doctor when to re-
turn for the baby's next shots.
Make an appointment, and write
Seeing his parents after the at-
tack, the five year old wanted to
know if she'd been shot. Nancy
had to calm her children's fears
and explain, as best as anybody
can, why somebody would do
such a thing.
"Nancy" often works in larg-
er areas like Miami, where she
is used to being aware of her
surroundings. Until the attack,
though, she never thought she
would have to adopt that attitude
Things are different now. Nan-
cy said she won't stay out after 6
p.m. She jumps when a stranger
approaches, and has to fight off
the impulse to fend off a perfectly
innocent stranger going about his
business. She carries mace with
her when she goes out.
The family is very involved in
their church and Nancy said it has
changed their lives for the better.
She said she hopes her attack-
er will change his life, change his
"Nancy" insists she won't al-
low this experience to make her
negative, saying this is not really
She has become more pro-
tective of her children and finds
herself watching them, as they
walk to the school bus stop in the
morning. Afternoons she makes
sure to have somebody wait for.
them there if she can't be there
"Nancy" wants to tell other vic-
tims that they can live through it,
even learn from their experience.
The actions of someone else have
forced unwanted changes in her
life, but in her heart, she is stron-
ger than ever in her faith. She
looks forward to the rest of her
life . but she's less trusting of
for veteran's care
atser of Illinois discuss his recent
'isits with our troops and with
wounded soldiers in military hos-
pitals, Boland agreed with Con-
atser's assessment that Congress
nust act immediately.
"The long-term answer is to
und VA the way Medicare and
sociall Security are funded, on a
mandatory basis," Conatser said.
Congress also needs to pass
legislation allowing veterans on
Medicare to use their benefits to
pay for treatment at VA the same
way they can use Medicare at
f or-profit facility that conceiv-
ably would charge the American
taxpayers more money that VA
"VA health care is a delayed
:ost of war, a small price to pay
or the sacrifice of all who have
worn with their lives to protect
our freedom," Boland said. VA
ieeds to rethink its strategy to
orce a million veterans to leave
the VA health care system due to
irrational financial disincentives."
Some other issues that Le-
gionnaires addressed with their
lawmakers included taking a
firm stand on illegal immigration,
support for the war on terror-,
ism, passage of S.22 the Post 9/11 ,
Veterans Educational Assistance -
Act of 2007 and the morally cor-
rect need to repeal the Disabled
Veterans' Tax (also referred to as
"concurrent receipt") that would
end reductions in military retired
pay that are equal to a disabled
military, retiree's disability com-
Founded in 1919 in Paris,
France, The American Legion
marked 89 years of service to
America on March 15. Boland is
one of 2.7 million members that:
make it the nation's largest veter-
is required for senior
tax exemption status
Kristina Kulpa, Hendry County,
Property Appraiser, is reminding
seniors not to miss the deadline for
their senior discount.
If you do not submit the neces-
sary documents by the deadline
you Wvill not be granted ths $50,000
If you are 65 years of age or over
and have applied for your senior
exemption but have not provided
the property appraisers office with
the supporting documentation, be
aware that you are required to do
so by May 1,2008.
If you do not file a federal in-
come tax return form 1040 you
need to submit your social security
statement (SSA 1099) as soon as
In addition, you will need to
submit the IRS form 4506 show-
ing that you are not required to file
a tax return.
If you file a federal income
tax return you must submit form
1040 along with your W-2 form at-
If you are not able to submit
your supporting documents by May
1, Mrs. Kulpa asks that you please
contact her office and adviser her
that you are not able to send your
documents and she can extend
your deadline to the very last day
for submitting forms of June. 1.
You can contact the Property
Appraiser's Office in LaBelle at
In Clewiston please call 863-
You can read about the require-
ments at the Web site at www.hen-
Caregivers to meet
LaBelle's Caregiver Sup-
port Group will be held the last
Wednesday of every month. The
next meeting will be April 30 at
First Christian Church of LaBelle
from 2-4 p.m.
Take a break, relax and join
in for some group conversa-
tion centered around you the
Caregiver! This group is open to
all caregivers. Snacks and coffee
will be provided! R.S.V.P. and in-
formation call 1-866-231- 0921.
Plant sale for Project
There will be a big plant sale
fund raiser for Project Gradua-
tion at LaBelle High School. It
will be held next to the LaBelle
Chamber of Commerce April 26-
27 from 8 a.m.- 3 p.m. Donations
Gardeners to meet
Monday, April 28, at 7 p.m. at
the Dallas Townsend Center. The
guest speaker this month is Gene
McAvoy, the Regional Vegetable
Horticultural Extension Agent
Three and the Hendry County
Extension, Director. Should be a
great evening! Everyone is wel-
come. Bring your questions and
pictures for the speakers. Bring
plants and/or seeds for the plant
exchange, There will be a 50/50,
Nominate a great Yard for the
Month that you've seen recently.
Light refreshments. Bring your
family and friends. For more in-
formation, call Nikki at 239-564-
2005 or Terri at 675-2392.
The Garden Club is hosting a
table at Earthday, Saturday, April
26, 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. They will be
giving children plants, seeds, cut-
tings. If you would like to con-
tribute any of the above items,
please call Terri or Ron Costa at
Firehouse to hold
The Firehouse Cultural Center
at 241 North Bridge St in LaBelle
will hold a giant yard sale on
Saturday, April 26. Please come
between 8 a.m.-1 p.m. to find
treasures and help with the fund-
raiser. Anyone wishing to donate
items to the project can contact
Donna Baines at 863-675-2993.
The Greater LaBelle Chamber
of Commerce is partnering with
Belk's for a charity sale on Satur-
day, May 3. Come to the cham-
ber to purchase a $5 ticket good
for $5 off your first purchase dur-
ing the sale from 6-10 a.m. May 3.
Proceeds from the ticket go to the
chamber. The store will be offer-
ing some great sale items 20-50
percent off during that time. You
an also register to win a $1,000
Belk shopping spree.
Prefile now for 2009
Property Appraiser Kristina
Kulpa would like to remind you
that you can pre-file for your
2009 tax exemptions now. You
do not have to wait until Janu-
ary 2, 2009, to file. If you file early
you can avoid the rush, the wait-
ing in line and perhaps even for-
getting to file and missing out on
Office hours are 8:30 a.m.
to 5 p.m.. Monday through Fri-
day. Please stop by during those
hours and put your filing for tax
exemptions behind you.
If you have any questions on
pre-filing for 2009 you can call the
LaBelle office at 863-675-5270 or
Clewiston at 863-983-3178.
Rainbow Trails Camp
for bereaved children
Hope Hospice is now ac-
cepting applications for the
2008 Rainbow Trails camp for
bereaved children. The annual
camp is for any youth, ages 6-16,
who have experienced a death in
their family during the past year
due to any cause. The camp will
be held June 13-15.
The camp is provided at no
cost to the family. Camp Counsel-
ors are Hope employees, school
counselors, teachers and other
volunteers who complete coun-
selor training each year.
The goal of Rainbow Trails
Camp is to provide:
A safe weekend camp expe-
An understanding of the grief
process and their experiences
Skills to cope with grief and
An opportunity to memo-
rialize and say good-bye to their
deceased loved one
Rainbow Trails is full of fun
and stress-reducing activities in-
cluding crafts, swimming, sing-
ing and much more. While camp
has a serious purpose, campers
will have plenty of fun.
For more information or to
receive an application packet by
mail, please call (239) 985-7792.
Pre-file now for 2009
Property Appraiser Kristina
Kulpa would like to remind you
that you can pre-file for your.
2009 tax exemptions now. You
do not have to wait until January'
If you file early you can avoid
the rush, the waiting in line and
perhaps even forgetting to file
and missing out on the exemp-
Office hours are 8:30 a.m. 5
p.m. Monday-Friday. Please stop
by during those hours and put
your filing for tax exemptions be-
If you have any questions on-'
pre-filing for 2009 you can call
the office in LaBelle at 863-675-
5270 or in Clewiston at 863-983-
about real estate taxes
The Hon. Kristina Kulpa, Hen-
dry County Property Appraiser,
would like to announce that she
is available to meet with any local
real estate office, Title Company,
lending institution, law office or
any professional group whose
clients would benefit from a bet-
ter understanding of amendment
1 and how it affects each of you.
Ms. Kulpa has had prepared
a presentation to help you bet-
ter understand these exemptions
plus a tax estimate calculator to
help you estimate the new tax.
Anyone interested in having
Ms. Kulpa meet with your office
please call her office at 863-675-
5270 to set up an appointment.
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R- Church News
DoriAnn Dyess and Cy Clayton plan a June 14 wedding.
Clayton, Dyess engaged
Cy Clayton and DoriAnn Dyess
are pleased to announce their
engagement and upcoming wed-
Cy is the son of David and Lu-
cinda Kelley of LaBelle and Lanon
Clayton of North Carolina.
DoriAnn is the daughter of
Larry and Debbie Woodford of
LaBelle and John Dyess of Ten-
The couple both graduated
from LaBelle High School in 2005
and Edison College in 2007. Dori-
Ann is completing a degree in civ-
il engineering and Cy in biology.
The wedding will be held on
June 14 at the First Baptist Church
SWe are grateful to all family
and friends who reached out
.- in so many ways to comfort us
at the time of Dad's death. The
cards, visits, phone calls, gifts
of food, hugs and kind words
have touched and blessed us.
Frank and Holly Lawson
Boe and Janis Davidson
Need a Miracle?
You are invited to Freedom Fel-
lowship Ministries for a Miracles
Expectation Revival. They will be
welcoming Australian Evangelist
Frank Butler April 27-29. There
will be two services on Sunday:
10:45 and 6 p.m. Services on
Monday and Tuesday begin at
7:30 p.m. Frank was a founding
member and musician at Hillsong
City Church in Sydney, Australia.
Please plan to attend and allow
God to supply your miracle!
Parents, send your children to
the New Generation Youth Group.
Grades 3-12 for Christian fellow-
ship, this is a safe environment
for your children to have fun, fel-
lowship and a positive outlook on
They meet the first and third
Friday of each month from 6-8
p.m. at the First Christian Church
If you need transportation to
and from youth group or have
Geno and Dee Taraborrelli celebrated 62 years of marriage
on Saturday, April 19. They met during World War II while
both were in the service Dee in the Army stationed at the
Pentagon, Washington, DC, and Geno was serving on a de-
stroyer in the Pacific. They have three daughters and four
grandchildren. They are long term residents of Aqua Isles in
Ri' cLtin cit a IoZ'l 'c1 11C4 /o11 ha111 I 'hiT'd l'itit a
spt'cnil Ic\0orial TriibUt 11 tini wiia'S/w.l;pt'r.
\our tnbutL can be pubhlisld lollri t; thli mimornal services or
to commemorate an anniversary of your loved one's birth or pass-
ing. You can add a photograph of your loved one, lines from a
poem or scripture and special art or borders -- and we'll make sure
it all comes together attractively and tastefully
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Eastside Baptist Church will
have a revival April 27-30. Pastor
Warren Elliott will give the mes-
sage on Sunday, April 27, at 11
a.m. and 7 p.m. Pastor Elliott will
preach from the word Monday-
WVdnesday at 7 p.m.
Yard sale at Oak Grove
Come to the yard sale at Oak
Grove Holiness Church in Muse,
at the corner of Summerall Road,
Saturday, April 26, from 8 a.m.-2
p.m. Adult, teen and children's
cloths, miscellaneous items,
baked goods and food. Lots of
Helping Hand yard
Come to the Helping Hand
Ministries yard sale, 399 Avenue '
E, corner of 4th Street in Moore
Haven, at the Church of God of
Prophecy: This is for church ex-
penses. All kinds of good clean
clothing and odds and ends for a
donation Saturday from 9 a.m. till
Christ the King
"Where everybody is Somebody ---
and Jesus is Lord."
9 a.m Sunday Worship
1st, 3rd & 5th Sunday
10:15 am. Bible Study.
.4 miles west of Hwy 29
on CR 78
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F We Honor and Remember
Hendry County Deputy
BRIAN A. HAAS
March 3, 1983 April 24, 2004
Brian loved serving the people of Hendry
County, and he died doing what he loved.
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WEST SUGARLAND HWY.
6 Caloosa Belle, Thursday, April 24, 2008
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Mary L. Sutton
Mary L. Sutton, 85 of LaBelle,
Florida, passed away on March
30, 2008, in Tanpa, Florida, of in-
juries sustained in an autonlobile
accident that also took her ihus-
band Francis L. Sutton. Mrs. Sut-
ton was born in Rosebud, Texas,
on January 7, 1923.
She is survived by her daugh-
ter, Mary Frances Sutton Marsh
and her daughter's husband John
Alexander Marsh, of Brandon,
Florida. She is also survived by
her grandson, Jeffrey Wayne Cis-
,neros of Los Angeles, CA. Her
surviving brothers are Willard,
Emmit Lee, Roger B. and Conway
Cone of Texas.
Mrs. Sutton's ashes will be in-
terred at the Sutton Family grave-
yard in Crawfordville, Florida,
next to her husband and a small
portion has been interred in the
Cone Family Graveyard in Min-
Donations in lieu of flowers
may be made to the Alzheimer's
Association (www.alz.org). Final
arrangements will be handled by
Harvey Young Funeral Home in
Dustin Shane Hoofman, age
24, of LaBelle, passed away April
14, 2008, in LaBelle.
He was born July 20, 1983 in,
Paris, TN. He served in the Army.
Dustin was a resident of LaBelle
for the past three years. He loved
being outdoors and was an avid
Survivors include daughter:
Marley Jade Hoofman and her
mother, Brittney Jones, the love
of his life, of Fort Walton Beach;
mother: Kimmny Hoofman Walker
of LaBelle, father: David Walker of
Paris, TN; sisters: Amanda Renee
Walker and Angela Kay .Walker,
both of Paris, TN; aunts, uncles
Visitation was held April 20 at
the Akin-Davis Funeral Home in
LaBelle. Cremation Arrangements
by Akin-Davis Funeral Home lIa-
Lenna V Critzer
Lenna V. Critzer, age 93, of
LaBelle, passed away April 16,
2008, in Cape Coral, FL. She was
born Oct. 4, 1914, in Martel, OH,
to Oscar Quantice and Grace (Ar-
Lenna was a resident of La-
Belle since 1977 and was a former,
longtime resident of Mansfield,
OH. She was a member of Carl-
son Memorial United Methodist
Church, LaBelle and the LaBelle
Survivors include grandchil-
dren: Donald Bucher, Sandra
Powell and Brenda Bpcher, all
of Mansfield, OH, and Debo-
rah Grover of Kingsman, AZ; six
great-grandchldren; niece: Joann
Orwiler of Hernando, FL. She
was preceded in death by her
husband, Hodges Critzer and son,
A memorial service was held
April 21 at Carlson Memorial Unit-
ed Methodist Church in LaBelle
with Pastor Benton Mangueira
officiating. Memorial donations
can be made to United Methodist
Children's Home c/o Carlson Me-
morial United Methodist Church,
P.O. Box 310, LaBelle, FL 33935
Cremation arrangements, by
Akin-Davis Funeral Home La-
Michael Andrew Crain
Michael Andrew Crain, age 22,
of LaBelle, passed away April 16,
2008, in Fort Myers. He was born
July 26, 1985, in Sewickley, Penn-
sylvania. He was a resident of La-
Belle for the past five years and
grew Lip in Pittsburgh.
Survivors include his father
and mother: Mark S. Crain and
Renee Marie (Benckendorf) Crain
of Naples; brother: John (Christi-
na) Broadhead of LaBelle; sister:
Chelsea Crain of Fort Myers; pater-
nal grandfather: A. Larry (Joyce)
Crain of Marco Island; paternal
grandmother: Elaine P. (Nick)
Conforti of West Palm Beach;
maternal grandparents: Richard
and Marge Benckendorf of Punta
Gorda, FL; uncles: Brian Crain of
Apopka, Kevin Benckendorf of
New York, Jeffrey Benckendorf
of North Carolina; nephew, Alex
Broadhead and niece, Ava Broad-
head, both of LaBelle.
A memorial service was held
April 20 at the Akin-Davis Funeral
Home in LaBelle. Cremation Ar-
rangements by Akin-Davis Funeral
Harold Eugene Fix
Harold Eugene Fix, age 85, of
LaBelle, FL passed away April 17,
2008, in LaBelle.
He was born Dec. 31, 1922, in
Akron, OH, son of the late John
and the late Anna (Partridge) Fix..
He was a resident of LaBelle since
1995 and formerly of Wadsworth,
OH. Harold worked for Wads-
worth City Schools and served as
a school superintendent. He was
a veteran of the Army and served
Survivors include his wife:
Donna Jean (Klingensmith) Fix;
son: Gregg Fix of Pie Town, NM;
daughter: Meredith Fix of Wads-
worth, OH; six grandchildren and
A memorial service will be
April 26,at First Christian Church in
Wadsworth, Ohio. Memorial con-
tributions can be made to Schol-
arship Foundation of Wadsworth,
360 College St, Wadsworth, OH
44281, a 501 (c)(3) Foundation
Cremation arrangements by Akin-
Davis Funeral Home LaBelle.
Richard "Jack" Shipwash, age
74, of Clewiston, passed, away
April 7, 2008, in Miami at the Vet-
He was born Oct. 2, 1933, in
Fort Lauderdale, the son of Har-
len and Helen R. (Windham)
Shipwash. He was a Mason, em-
ployed by Evercane Sugar Com-
Jack served in the Army as an
engineer from 1956 to 1958..
Survivors include his wife:
Irene Shipwash; two daughters:
Linda (Rob) Hunton of Clewis-
ton, Peggie (Phil) Lee Marrs of
Clewiston; three brothers: Eddie
(Ricki) Blackwell, Carl (Karen)
Fisher, Arthur Blackwell and two
sisters: Peggy (Buddy) Haywood
of Clewiston, Betty (Jerry) Alli-
son of KY; grandchildren: Tomie
Swindle-Nash, Casey Jo Nash and
Robert Hunton, Jr.
He was preceded in death by
his brothers Charles Ray Ship-
wash and Melvin Blackwell; and
sister: Roma Jean Shipwash.
A celebration of his life was
held April 10 at Akin-Davis Funeral
Home, Clewiston. Arrangements
by Akin-Davis Funeral Home -
Submitted photo/Diane Davis
Welcome Madame President
American Legion Auxiliary Florida President Linda Teasley
of LaBelle admires a bell given to her at her homecoming
Saturday, April 12, at American Legion Post 130. Her hus-
band, Charles, looks on. As president, Linda's theme for the
year revolved around all types of bells to ring for freedom.
Next year Linda will hold the position of National Executive
Committeewoman for Florida (not Southeastern Area as pre-
viously reported). In July she will attend the state convention
in Orlando and end her term at the national convention in
Phoenix, Arizona, in August.
Apply for child care
The following RCMA child care
centers are now accepting appli-
cations for children six weeks old
to five years old: LaBelle CDC, SR
29 863-674-4510; Mira Verde CDC
863-674-4104; Krome CDC Cow-
boy Way 863-674-4515; Glades
West CDC 863-612-0783 and New
Please bring the following
documents: check stubs, income
tax 2007/W-2 and child birth cer-
Attention LHS Seniors
Missed your cap and gown
photos or need last minute senior
Just call Jerri Lynn at 239-989-
7032 to set up your appointment
or go to www.photography-
All proceeds will be donated to
your Project Graduation Party!
Appointments will be taken from
April 16-30 for this special fund-
To see Pictures & Visual Tours of all Our
180+/- Listings of Homes, Property and Commercial/Industrial Sites.
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* REDUCE AGAIN! 2 2 oversized home with single car garage,
enclosed porch & IIU'RRICANFI SIItUTTIRS' $99,000
SThis -i 2 home hais Ibeen updated from ihc rioof do\nll!! Nt\\
roo ( nc\w rl]Oo inu. nc\\ c.l.il.n'is Il\i .If'l;. 1c\\" .Ipl, h.lnc -s iS
a fresh coat of paint inside & out!!!! $129,900
* Possible Hendry County SHIP FUNDS AVAILABLE for financing!
This is home located in a nice established neighborhood, and
is simply beautiful, large master suite which could tlso be a
4th bedroom, fenced back yard and mtich more! $147,500
* This 2/1 on 2.23+,- acre home & property are simply immacu-
late! The property is completely fenced, with a large storage
building and nicely landscaped. $149,900
* This almost new 3 bedroom, 2 bath horne is located in one of
the nicest areas of Port LaBelle. The lot is nicely landscaped
with a fenced back yard, sprinkler system. $169,900
SEXTRA'S, EXRA'S EXTRASXT'S! From pavers in the two car garage
driveway to 10' cathedral ceilings throughout to granite
kitchen and bathroom counter tops! This 3/2 new home fea-
tures a high entry into a spacious living room which overlooks
the rear open porch. $198,000
* Life is good in this recently built concrete block home with
plenty of living space formal living/dining, kitchen/rfamily
room plus :large screened lanai with jaculzi with the 16 x 32
workshop with :attached 12 x 27 open porch and concrete
* PRItI- ti Rt' 'CED AND SELI.tI.R IS MO-TI VI'TSD" Vt.-rv sp:iois.
.illltl"l f ilwldtd .3 2 tlll. -. iw2h itt .lllll l \ \tvtt it-w s tholi itt ll ,
located oiln 5,21 +/- acres. Decks on all levels m:lake it \very e asy
to enjoy the beautiful country scener: $284,900
* BEAUTIFULLY DESIGNED THREE BEDROOM TVO BATIl
HOME, split floorplan home on 2 +/- beautifully landscaped
acres. This home will make you say WOW'! $375,000
* BRAND NEW STILTED IHOME! '21 hu ge carptort, boat work-
shop possible I/1, shed & dock! FibulouiVis view fromI the top
*Beautiful 2/2 home on the Old River in downtown LiBelle. Your
ggatieway to the Caloosabhatchee River. Property is on dead end
street. Surrounded by Oak trees, fruit trees, bambool Deep
H20 Canal! $360,000
* RIVERVIEW\ GALORE! This FUI.IY FURNISIED 3 bedroom 2
bath riverfront home is in ;a deed restricted community over-
looking the Imtraco:stal Watevrway Enjoy your own private
boat dock with lift and 8 person Jacu/z.i on large screened
Sherri Denning Licensed Real state Ilioker
[ s \aiA ssoias: Emily Ankeney, Tony Barnes, Gregory Bone, Lisa Cleghorn
| S, Bonnie Denning, Ward Dickinson, Paul Meador, Wayne McQuaig,
. southern Katie Solomon, Nancy Lou Smith, Tracey Williams
a ,ind 700 S. Main Street
a Investments & Real Estate LaBelle, FL 33935
I North Port- Nkms-Ege wood* a-Hro5 rek--. Osprey
OPEN HousE EVERY SUNDAY 2-4 P.M.
FLORIDA for a fraction of the usual
price & taxes. Treed privacy on oxbow,
largest home & carport in Aqua Isles
55+ quality riverfront community.
Renovated 3BR/2.5 bath, WBFP, fur-
nishecl $64,900. Owner/Broker
PAUL ROSER REALTORS
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upgrades, 3/2, $199,906 0 .$299,000 _
PAUL R RREALTORS 863/675-0898 239/564-2005 www.Pauoser.com
l tsom built w/many Treed acre + detached 3 car garage
* upgrades, 3/2, $199,900) $299,000
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FOR RENTI 2BII2BtA HOME IN CAIOOSA ESTATES. HOMES upgrades, fencedd d cross fenced. $339.000
CALl. FOR DETAILS. SHORT SALE! ,3lBr2Ba 1ome wi/Nce tmili tile and 3BR2BA HOME on 1.3 +1- Acre! Commercial
2BR/2BA HOME on stall lake. Price Reduced screened porch $115,000 Zoned, Hwv Frontage. $399.500
$94,500 3BR/IBA CBS IN TOWN. 'Priced to sell! Reduced 8.8 +/- ACRES FRONTING ON HWY 720! 3Br/lBa
NEW LISTING! 4 Blv3BA 2005 Manufiactured l hoe $129.900 CBS Homie. $490.000.
in townI. $119,000 4BR/2BA CBS HOME IN TOWN. P-iced to sell 12.03+/. ACRES -, Prime development location'
NEW LISTINGI 31V2IA CBS Foreclosure $134.900 $155,500 3IBr2Bia home and rental mobile. $750,000
REDUCED FOR OUICK SALE .1Br/2:Ba Mobile 2BR/BA IN CITY LIMITS. Excellent c'londitonl WATERFRONT LOTS
Home! 5+/- Acres, cleared w/fence and pond. $169.500. DRASTIC PRICE REDUCTION!!! 2 Buildale lots on
44 000 D REDUCED $179,000 3BR/2BA HOMEi I .iie Oaks and niicc landscaped. the hanks of the Caloosahatchee River Views of main
3BR/2BA REMODELED HOME on 2.4 +/- gorgeous Reduced $182,500 river & oxlow. 00' boat dock w/ dredged boat slip.
oak shaded acres. $279,900 3BR/2BA CBS HOME LAUREl. OAKS needs TI.C Possible owner financing. Now $750,000
20+/- ACRES IN THE COUNTRY w/iBr/2Ba manu- $199,000 SELLER MOTIVATED! Bring all offer! GORGEOUS
ltacured hione plus xiole barn. $625,000 3BR/2BA WEl1. MAINTAINED MOBILE HOME on 1+/_ ACRE RIVERFRONT' Price Reduced $295,000
HOMES UNDER $150.000 3 lots. $210,000 ONE OF A KIND RIVERFRONT! 12+/- Acres widock
SHORT SALE Br/2Ba 21006 DW Moblile Home-Make 2BR/2BA CREEKFRONT HOME Polliitog Pointe p)luis 100+/- ft riV\rrflntage. $2,200,000
Offer! Reduced $85,000 Rd. Reduced $229,000 LOCATION LOCATION. LOCATION!1i
3BR/2BA MOBILE HOME on t! acre. $89,900. 3BR/2BA BEAUTIFUL HOME : great kitchen imil Commnercial zoned 3+/' acre peninsula 700' river
SHORT SALEI 3Br/2Ba Manufactured home on 1 lots of cabinets. $234,900 fiontage. $3,300,000
Acre. $95,000 3BR/2.5BA CBS POOL HOME 2 000 +/- sq. ft living LOTS
/. ACRE (6 LOTS) on corner of Hwy 78 and area. $259,000 ECELLENT PRICE! Residential Homesite located in
Connanchee 125' x 250' $99,900 3BR/2BA BRICK IN TOWN /exttn huildable lot. cit limits! RedueRt for quick sale $34,500
2BR/2BA HOME Owner Filiancing! Reduced $264,500 BEAUTIFUL s! Red +d ick sale $34,500
$121,200 CUSTOM BUILT 3BR/2.5BA in Caloosa Harbor S,D BEAUT I d it HME E er
BRBA WELL MAINTAINED HOME w/screened w/np around1 porch :antdi oak covered lyardl. T eI lan resinenial ilble!
lanai. $122,500 $325,000 We bare residential lots available!
3BR/2BA HOME w/screened porch & fenced back HOMES ON ACREAGE Montura. PortLaBelle and
yard. Priced to sell! REDUCEDI $124,900. 2.29 +/- ACRES w/singlewide Mobile Home Horseshoe Acres. Call for details.
4BR/2BA HOME Owner Anxious. REDUCED $120,000 ACREAGE
$129,900 2BRI2BA MOBII.E HOME ON 1 ACRE Country 2.29 +/- ACRES $110,000
2BR/2BA HOlME w'/lae screened lanai. $135,900 Meadows $120,000 15+- ACRES Agri-Business! Hwy 29 Frontage in
SHORT SALE! 3Br/l.513 Well maintained home! DOUBLEWIDE MOBILE HOME on 2.5 acres! Felda. 1 Mile frnm Collier/ Hendry Line. Reduced
Make offer! Reduced $136,900 $134,500. $528,000.
3BR/2BA HOME in Belmont S/D $139,500 2.5 OAK COVERED ACRES w/iBri/2Ba Doubilewide 10+/- ACRES NEAR HWY 29 SOUTH wi Steal
3BR2BA MH w/laige master suite and many extras. MIobile home! RTEDUCED! $139,500 Building. Reduced $380,000
$139,900 6.5 ACRES! Muse Road w/3Br/2Ba mobile home. COMMERCIAL / INDUSTRIAL
3BR/2BA HOME IN THE CITYI Price Reduced! Make Reduced $150,000 COMMERCIAL BUILDING! Totally remodeled and
offer! Reduced $149,500 w/$2,000 Carpet 3BR/2BA CBS on 5 Acivs in the country. $296,000 great visibility Zoned Business Reduced $249,900
Allowance at closing! MANUFACTURED HOME on .1.3 Acres. Muse Road! INDUSTRIAL PROPERTYI Excellent investment
4BR/2BA HOMEI Seller will contribute towards $277,000 opportunity 3 Steel buildings on 1.59+.'-acres w/277'
Buyers Closing Costs! Reduced $149,900 3BR/2BA CBS HOME on 4t.82 +/- Acres. Recent litnitage on Itwy 29" $900,000
* $155,000 Excellent vacation or starter home!
This 21D/2BA lhome lfeinures a spacious living
room as well as a separate dining room. The lot has
beautiful trees and a separate workshop.
* $159,900 New 38D/2Ba home with a split
floor plan. The master bathroom features a garden
tub and the kitchen has a morning rom,.
* $189,900 This 3BD/2BA home features cathe-
dral ceilings, carpet, and tile throughout, and has a
screened in front and back porch. Call today.
* $199,000 3BD/2BA home with 10' ceilings, a
breakfast counter, 5 ceiling fans, a security system,
a fenced in backyard, window treatments, split bed-
rooms, open floor plan, and much more. This is a
* $249,000 JUST REDUCLED! Looking lor a
home in the Gunnery andBluckingham area? This
is itl! This beautiful 31D/2BA home als
and a pool, and lthe I ft chain link fence is perfect
for your pets.
* $280,000 This 31)D/211A home is situated close
to Santa Barara Blvd. and Golden Gaie Plkwy so it
is within walking distance lo shopping, restauranlls,
medical and enter inmenl. This liome is also with-
in 6 miles of the beach!
* $288,000 JUST REDUCEDI Completely
remtodeldl 3D0/211A honme in lte city on .i.1t+/-
acres, with a detached 2 car garage, Ienced back-
yard, landscaping & more. CCall today.
* $925,000 Stunning views 'froi thIis 2 story
riverlfront home, This homI e Ieatures sBI)V2BA, spa
oni tile deck olf the inasler suite mand iuch imolre,
Enjoy sunrises and sunsets from your own deck.
23 N.Big t L* l, L333
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* $50,000 -I cooking forla rental investment? This
mobile located on ,I Iols.
SStarliltg it $79,900 Please call ahomt Moor\e
Iliaien Yacht Club models available & remdy lto
* $109,900 .UST RED[CI':! Beautiful liranild
new inlulactirctd home with 3 slpacious hcd-u
rooms and 2 iathrooms. A must see at this price in
a quiet North Lallelle area,
* $159,900 Immaculate! Almost new .lBIf211A
Mil with many upgrades, just 2.35 irs okl. This
home is across from tie river & boat ramps. The
home features a split Iloor plan, crown molding in
the living & dining room. porcelain sinks &itMoin
fautlCe's. There is also:i an allacht d caIpol &
* $240,000 JUST REDUCED1 Looking lor
peace and quiet? This i+-/- acres is tor you! It lia-&
- 21W I, D~lplc lo in
lures a 3BIl1 2BA1 maniulctuired home with a split
Iloorn plan and porches on 3 sides. Th'lei is a
detached I car garage. Ihe Ip))eltv as oaks,
pines, a pond and is Ilnced.
* $775,000 Commerciial ,oned! 5i - acre' ptop-
crti fIe.urcs ia 3Bill-3lA mobile home, pool, 2
hlarIns, 2 shedils 11ad i much more!
$695,000 Beautil 2.7+,- acre property oasts
many Florida Live Oaks anlld other naltuil \egeta-
tion. Located on li Iy 80 next to Berny Grove.
$145,000 \\esi of laBelle: Desilrable I acre
huiklahle lot with riverliew in 1- lot subdivision,
I'rvalte communlll itny boalt hiamp. Deed restricted
* PIot l.aBelle L.ots sltarling at $17.600
* Montura l.ols starting 1t $32,000
* Moore I lan Yacht Club l.ols taritig at $17,900
* Clewiston I.ot $ 21.500
* $2,750,000 T'Ivo ,pai'ls totaling 128.+/- acres.
Zoned L.B B12 & 1.-13-1 on llighisay 80o in l.aBelle.
Call lr morit e iil'torlllation.
* $1,300,000 13 tacrvs on Ilwvi 2,. Gre.a
l\esitllien |i)po ieni.al.
* $888,025 Auto salauge )ardl. Just vduced!
Great invetimleni potential,
* $395,000 Looking lor a commercial building
locitaed on SH21) in the city of a IIelle. Ask aboul
leasing. Call todilv!
* $349,900 Gratl l,82l-. sq, lft. 2 unit office
buikling in tllie CiNI of I alclle. Owner will lease the
2nd unil, Call today llIt more, iiilorml ilon,
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Caloosa Belle, Thursday, April 24, 2008 7
Racers rave about
mower sports park
The first ever USLMRA Stabil
National Lawnmower Racing
Series triple header event had a
rainy start on Friday night April, 4,
the Hendry-LaBelle Mower Sports
Park handled the rains great, and
allowed the event to start after a
one-hour delay. Over 40 USLMRA
racers competing on 46 mowers
in seven National Championship
points classes from across Florida
and six other states.
Racers made the trek from
Alabama, Georgia, North Caro-
lina, Maryland and Wisconsin to
LaBelle in spite of high gas prices.
This, along with the weather, kept
the expected 80 + racer count low
but the competition was fierce.
All of the out-of-state rac-
ers were impressed with the
area and the racing facility. This
event marked several firsts for
lawnmower racing: the first ever
USLMRA Stabil National Lawn-
mower Racing Series triple head-
er event, the first USLMRA event
hosted by the first Affiliated Club
in the country, and the first event
for the Junior Production class to
compete for National Champion-
ship points. The J/P class is for
10-15-year-olds on identically pre-
NAS6RASS wants to thank the
following for their support that
made this historic event possible:
The Hendry-LaBelle Recreation
Board, Hendry County BOCC,
Hendry County Tourism, Hendry
County EMS, Caloosa Belle and
Immokalee Bulletin newspapers,
Healthy Start SWFL, Gulf Breeze
Laridscaping and ARC Racing.
.For more information check
out the following websites; www.
racinB.net, www.usJmr--com, or
fnc. is a 501(c)3 nonprofit chari-
Caloosa Belle/Patty Brant
Carlos Navedo, left, PR and Development Director for Healthy
Start, accepts a check for over $800 from the first ever USLM-
RA Stabil National Lawnmower Racing Series triple header
event. The weekend event, held April 4-5, began at the Hen-
dry-LaBelle Mower Sports Park. Sid Whiteside, president of
NASGRASS, Inc., presented the check at the Mower Sports
Park. Healthy Start receives proceeds from the races' admis-
sions and concession. Mr. Navedo expressed appreciation
for the funds, especially in this time of serious budget cuts.
Special thanks go to Hendry County Tourism, Hendry-LaBelle
Rec Board, Board of County Commissioners and Rec Direc-
tor Phill Pelletier.
ree Speech Free Ads
Woman wins State Hopping Contest
after using Thera-Gesic
B F\.AR COUNTY- Mary Ann W. applied
S-' hlcra-Gesic to her aching hip and one day later
S, cunt on to win the State Hopping Contest.
\\ lien asked what she likes most about entering
I 'll ping contests, she painlessly replied, "None
our dang business !
S ., Stay tuned for another Thera-Gesic" moment!
Roberts continues with baseball success
LaBelle High School gradu-
ate Jordan Roberts did his part
to help the Embry-Riddle Eagles
baseball head coach Randy Ste-
gall rack up his 100th career win
The left-handed pitcher tal-
lied a career-high 13 strikeouts in
He gave up nine hits and five
runs to the St. Thomas Bobcats
helping his team win the game
9-5. Along the way, Jordan threw
117 pitches, the most he has
thrown all year.
Jordan also moved into the
number two slot on strikeouts
during a season in ERAU baseball
history, ending the night with 96
on the year.
Jordan was named Febru-
ary's Male Athlete of the Month
by the Embry-Riddle Athletic
Department. Embry-Riddle Aero-
nautical University is located in
Jordan graduated from LHS
in 2004. His parents are Richard
Roberts and Melanie Miller, of
He is looking forward to a
career in baseball or with Delta
Jordan was recognized na-
13 +/- Acres on
Hwy 29 in Felda.
Bring your U-Pic
house or agri-busi-
ness to this
Call for details.
45 South Riverview
tionally earlier this month as he
was named the Feature Pitcher
of the Week in Victory Sports
Network's This Week's Games to
This season he has a record
of 6-2 while holding an ERA of
During most of February, Jor-
dan ranked first in the nation for
ERA (0.00). Among the other
competitors with a 0.00 ERA, he
had the most innings pitched,
holding opponents to a .224 bat-
In February, Jordan held the
Embry-Riddle and Florida Sun
NAIA Top 25
Jordan run and was
Roberts ranked in the
NAIA Top 25
with innings pitched per game
(3rd, 7.80), wins (12th, 4), ERA
(18th, 0.49)and walks allowed
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3004 Holt Court 4/3/3 $279,900
180 N Bridge S. LaBelle, FL
Donna Kane, Broker, Associates: Trisba.
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Beverly Curus, Party Walker, Wayne
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Classic 3/- riverfront home w/den w/full bar, central
vacuum, built-in desk in kitchen, breakfast br,
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drapes in den/living room, irrigation system, secu-
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Oak trees grace this .90 ac. w/3/2.5 home w/view of
the Caloosahatchee River. Features include wood,
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large private boat dock w/lift. Community club-
house includes pool, boat ramp & tennis court.
Intracoastal riverfront home at a great price. 3
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closets.Furnishings included. Hurricane shutters
for riverside of home. Lush lawn is irrigated from
the river. $575,000
Charming 4/2/2 older brick home in Caloosa Est.
w/open porch patio. Gorgeous riverfront w/boat
dock & lift. $475,000
Fish'& play on the river all day without the burden of
riverfront taxes. In Caloosa Est., this 3/2 split floor plan
home is on over 1/2 ac on a navigable creek w/direct
access to the Caloosahatchee River. $319,000
240 ft of navigable creek front. River views, access,
i,|.1 1] p,:rr.1.I [ kr j IcirnjII J ...iloTui.i r', "'2
frintai & tons ol privacy. $149,900
,.+ .....,., ,c producing citrus grove w/microjet
rnL i, 11 1..11, 1 le 80+split for endless possibilities.
S+ ff dII maintained dirt road. Unlimited
I"r.,' ..il 1 5 0,000/ac.
S1 ,. .i, itks, pines, cypress trees, & pasture.
alI I ., '-i .. site. $995,000
1'i h, n,,r.-.k cypress and palmettos grace this
4 1.1" +' ilowving creek. $960,000
-.ii + '. nity in a park-like setting located in
20 +/- ac. Backs up to Lykes Bmthers, fenced on
three sides. $400,000
20 +/- fenced acres south of LaBelle. 3 ponds and 2
outbuildings. Land is cleared. Zoned A-2, but not
classified as ag for tax purposes. $395,000
18.5 ac located off of Silverlake Rd. $359,000
3 & 4 ac in Pt LaBelle Ranchettes, some w/river
views. $299,000 to $350,000.
20+/- ac in W Muse. $299,900
5 +/- ac west of LaBelle $224,900
7 +/- ac, Marshall Field Road, $210,000
5.74+/- ac South of LaBelle. Zoned RG3M.
2.5 to 5 +/ ac in Pioneer $39,900 to $129,000.
Beautiful wooded 5+/- acres on Pine Ave in Muse
Private five acres off N 29 with beautiful oaks,
adjoins Lykes Bros. and is convenient to LaBelle.
Montura 1.10 to 2.5+/- ac tracts. $20,000 to
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ac. parcels. Lehigh Properties priced from $20,000
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********** HOMES **********
* WATERFRONTI Picture Prefect! 3BR/2B cus-
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* Immaculate 3/2 in Port LaBelle. Features tile
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* Brand new 2007 4/2 CBS home with
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wonderful screened lanai on the greenbelt.
Seize your chance at only $114,900
* SHORT SALE! This 3BR/ 2B home is priced
for a quick sale. being sold as-is with right to
inspect. With a little bit of elbow grease and
some imagination you can turn this into your
dream home. $115,000
* 1,446 sq. ft. under air. New carpet, corner lot.
* Great investment potential! IBR/lB home on
a corner lot. Homes needs some work... but is
priced to sell. $34,500
********** MOBILE HOMES *******
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has it all, from It spacious family room w/stone
fireplace, master suite w/office, covered porch,
and fencing for horses. This one is a steal (g)
* Size will surprise you! 2BR/2B home on
10-1/- acres is very well kept and former mod-
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real covered porches. $300,000
* Plenty of room for gardening on these
2.29+/- acres with a 3/2 manufactured home.
Motivated seller. $160,000.
* Minutes from tranquility! Nice 3/2 manufac-
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stone fireplace and plenty of yard. $155,000.
* Want country living without.the long drive to
the city? Get the best of both worlds with this
3BR/2BA home on 2.29+/- acres on Case
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* Relax the rural way! Situated on 1.25 acs in
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* Let's make a deal! You'll kick yourself later if
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This 3 bedroom 2 bath home features built in
cabinets, large master hath, 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
* Priced to sell under appraised value, 3/2 split
floor plan. Centrally located $75,000.
* Home Sweet Home! Affordable, completely
remodeled 3BA/2BI home in town close to schools,
restaurants, shopping, etc. Upgrades galore will
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* Looking to invest in some income producing
property? Tired of renting and ready to own?
This 2BR/1B home on .22 acre is tie perfect
answer! Only $45,000.
Call about our vacant land!
********** 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 Centrally located in LaBelle
with 167+/- feet of frontage on SR80. Possible
Seller financing,calll for terms. $519,0001
* Commercial Property located in the heart of
LaBel]iggDRiBE ifm'M t tly
houses one restaurant ant twcvo otces. No two
ways about it this is a great buy, rent them all or
open your own business. $400,000
* REDUCED! Great investment property!
Located just feet from SR80 in LaBelle. The
building has over 1800 square feet of office
space and has plenty of roxom for parking. The
floorplan has the advantage of being able to be
split into 2 separate rental offices, while still
providing a common lobby area. $398,900
* Prime 201-/- acre potential commercial parcel
located near \West Glads Elementary in Muse
and just minutes away from downtown LaBelle.
$3.50 per square foot.
* Invest notw sbuill later! Corner lot outside
city limits near town. $155,000.
* Conmmerc'ial property with visibility from SR
80 .30+/-, Make offer $80,000.
NIKKI YEAGER, Broker Associate PAUL ROSER, Broker
239/584-2005 cell 239/564-2002 cell
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RENTALS AVAILABLE (NO PETS)
1/1/1 S. HICKORY- $600/M
1/1 OXBOW DR. Condo $625/M
3/2/1 S. EDGEWATER Avail. 5/1/08 $750/M
BRYAN TOWNHOUSES $750/M
3/2/1 ALBANY RD Pt. LaBelle $800/M
3/2/1 RYE CT- Port LaBelle $800/M
3/2/1 ALBANY RD Pt. LaBelle $800/M
3/2 BLUEBERRY LN Muse $800/M
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8 Caloosa Belle, Thursday, April 24, 2008
Subway teaches nutrition to Upthegrove students
Students participating in
Food Feud learned healthy hab-
its through activities, including
the construction of sub sand-
wiches, while learning about the
components of the Food Guide
Pyramid. The 45-minute assem-
bly, hosted by characters "Sam
Stayfit," played by Micah Sidoran
of Cape Coral and "Nikki Nutri-
tion," played by Brittany Bopp of
Fort Myers, incorporated lessons
about cleanliness, nutrition and
fitness into an interactive game-
In all, Food Feud will be pre-
sented to approximately 7,500
elementary students throughout
Southwest Florida, including Col-
lier, Lee, Charlotte, Hendry and
Glades Counties. To date, the
program has been presented to
schools in Lee, Collier and Char-
Representatives from Hendry
and Glades County are still wel-
come to contact SUBWAY rep-
resentatives at (801) 595-1155 to
schedule an assembly, or to re-
ceive more information.
Las Noticias en Espanol
Lose centros de cuidados de
ninos de RCMA en LaBelle estan
aceptando 'aplicaciones para ni-
nos de seis semanas de nacido
hasta cinco anos de edad: LaBelle
CDC, SR 29 863-674-4510; Mira
Verde CDC 863-674-4104; Krome
CDC Cowboy Way 863-674-4515;
Glades West CDC 863-612-0783
and 'New Beginning 863-675-
Por favor de llevar los si-
guientes documents: talones de
checques; W-2; acta de nacimien-
to del nino.
Hombre en custodia
Un hombre de Felda se en-
cuentra en custodia despues
de apufialar a su madre varias
Victor Lopez III de 23 afios
ha sido acusado de intent de'
homicdio agravado con una arma
cortante y obstrucci6n de arrest
De acuerdo con el informed de
La Policia los oficiales recibieron
una llamada para que fueran a la
direcci6n 660 de la 29 en Felda,
por violencia domestica. Una vez
que Ilegaron alli encontraron a
la victima cubierta de sangre en
un vehiculo que estaba estacio-
nado a 200 yards de la casa y
parecia que todavia continuaba
sangrando por la cabeza y la cara.
Los reports indican que ella se
encontraba durmiendo cuando
su hijo vino y le dijo que queria
hablar con ella luego la empuj6
contra la cama y comenz6 a apu-
fialarla con dos cuchillos. Ella
tuvo muchas heridas en la cabe-
za y el cuerpo. Su hijo sufre de
ataques maniaticos depresivos y
posiblemente tuvo uno cuando la
atac6. Los Oficiales encontraron
'a Lopez afuera de la casa con dos
cuchillos en sus manos amenzan-
dolos a ellos. Durante 50 minutes
hablaron con el para que se rindi-
era hasta que finalmente puso los
cuchillos en una mesa cerca de
la puerta. Lo inmovilizaron con
el palo electrico, lo esposaron,
le trataron las heridas leves que
tenia y fue transportado a la cAr-
cel de Hendry.
Adentro de la residencia habia
una gran cantidad de sangre en el
piso de la cocina, en el cuarto de
la sefiora y el bafio. En el cuarto
de Lopez encontraron un cuchillo
pequefio para cortar bistec, una
navaja de tijeras quebrada tapa-
das con cinta adhesive y como
con dos pulgadas de la navaja
mostrando sangre. Todo fue re-
colectado como evidencia.
Hector T. Molgado de 22 afios,
sufri6 heridas fatales que le oca-
sionaron la muerte el 13 de abril
en un choque ocurrido entire las
calls 833 y 835 de Clewiston.
De acuerdo con el informed
de la patrullas Molgado estaba
manejando una camioneta Ford
1993 hacia el norte en el carril
sur, otra camioneta conducida
por Antonio Robles Mendez de 44
afios y resident en Immokalee
estaba manejando hacia el sur en
el carril sur al norte del vehiculo
de Molgado, por lo cual Mendez
no pudo evitar la colis6n y Mol-
gado muri6 inmediatamente, no
tenia puesto el cintur6n de segu-
ridad. El accident estuvo relacio-
nado con.el alcohol. Mendez no
sufri6 ninguna herida ni su pasa-
jero de 11 afios Julio Robles. Los
dos tenian puestos sus cinturones
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LABELLE RANCH SUPPLY
281 S. Bridge St., LaBelle (863) 675-4250
SSaturday, April 26 from 7:30a.m to 9:00a.m.
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INVITES YOU TO COME AND WORSHIP
SUN. 9:00A.M. SUN. 11:00A.M. TUE. 7:00P.M.
863.675.2100 720 S. Main St.
Subway of Naples/Ft. Myers
launched the Food Feud cam-
paign to help address, on a lo-
cal level, the childhood obesity
epidemic which has become a
nationwide health concern, with
rates of overweight and obese
children tripling over the past 30
years. Last year, every state in the
country experienced an increase
in obesity levels; Florida was no
exception and currently has the
21st highest rate of overweight'
and obese children in the coun-
The SUBWAY Restaurant chain
is the world's largest submarine
sandwich franchise, with more
than 27,900 locations in 87 coun-
tries. The SUBWAY chain is the
For as little as $15.00
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A/C & Heating Services LLC
S741 S. Bridge St LaBelle, FL 33935
Se Habla Espanol (863) 302-4127
Sales Service *Refrigeration
Installation Pool Heaters
State Certified Class A Contractor
Quality Used Appliances and Repairs
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137 S. Industrail Loop Suite 5
Licensed & Insured
w0in mC n t Wife.
Wal iileJmanin HI I '
Every Tu 'iyO6:00 pm
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iCl lln s',,.v d &-E,:-jlJ!\lyl s
Fort LaBelle, L
For as little as $15.00
Home Watch Lawn Service
Pet Setting In-Home Service Sitter
Servicing Alva, Clewiston, Felda, Muse,
Immokalee, LaBelle & Lehigh Acres
280 north bridge street
located In the historic forrey
building downtown LaBelle
second largest fast-food chain in
the world, surpassing McDonald's
number of locations throughout
the USA, Canada, Australia and
Based in Milford, Connecticut,
and with regional offices in Am-
sterdam, Beirut, Brisbane, Miami
and Singapore, the SUBWAY res-
taurant chain was co-founded by
Fred DeLuca and Dr. Peter Buck
in 1965. The SUBWAY brand is
ranked as the number one fran-
chise opportunity in Entrepre-
neur magazine's 2007 "Annual
Franchise 500" listing the 15th
time in 20 years that the chain has
achieved this honor.
Licensed/Insured State Certified
For as little as $15.00
For as little as $15.00
For as little as $15.00
Mobile and Home Repairs
Ceilings, Walls, Floors
OFFICE (863) 675-5919
CELL (863) 673-0861
25 YEARS EXPERIENCE
Owner Roger Alexander, SR.
Lic HC096.SP and Insured
Barnett Fruit Stand
Farm Fresh Produce
1272 N Hwy 29 LaBelle
North Side of the Bridge
Mon- Sat,' 10 am to 6:30 pm
All types of Roofing,
Repairs, Rerools New Conslruclion
Over 20 years experience in lthe
Southwest Florida area
Calooa Belle/Patty Brant
Fourth and fifth grade s students from Upthegrove Elementary
School had a blast learning about good nutrition in Subway's
Food Feud April 11. Pictured from' left: Brittany Bopp (Nikki
Nutrition), Carolina Guzman, Tiffany Home, Justin Hill, Li-
amm Drew and Micah Sidoran (Sam Stayfit).
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STATE CERTIFIED CLASS A CONTRACTOR
Serving SWFlorida since 1966
Daniel Rennolds, owner
P.O. Box 1380 LaBelle, FL
Licensed & Insured
CUSTOM HOME DESIGN
AND PLAN SERVICE
Spccitaliz i in counlry
and old florida slylc homes.
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LaBelle, FL 33935
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The alternative to
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274 N. BRIDGE ST
Lic Rea Rl Estate Broker
981 Cowboy Circle ,* LaBllI1 F. 33935
Hours: Mon. Fri. 7 am 5pm
Sat. 7 am 12pm
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SALES AND SERVICE
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Mobile Home Setups Inc.
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" Skirting 8& Siding
UALTY WORK DONE ACCORDING
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For your next Gathering,
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For information call
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Car Pool 110
Share a ride 115
Card of Thanks 120
In Memoriam 125
Give Away 140
Garage/Yard Sale 145
Special Notices 155
900 Numbers 160
FIRM I II
Equipment & Machinery
May 10th 9 am
Don't miss this auction at
the Lee Civic Center
March 29th was awesome!
Call now to add your cars,
trucks,,tractors, A'V's, hboats,
equipment, etc. to the already
listed 57school buses, golf carts,
pick up trucks and automobiles
Frank E. Land
ABSOLUTE ESTATE Auction -
Saturday, May 3, 10 am cst,
Centre, Alabama, 550+/-
Contiguous Acres in Tracts,
Abundant Road Frontage,
eers.com, Keith Baldwin AL
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MAJOR REAL ESTATE AUC-
TION. Friday, May 16, Noon.
Radford, VA. 78+/- acre for-
mer Saint Albans Hospital
campus will be offered in 7
parcels. Property features an
106,800+/- sq. ft. Class A
office building/former hospi-
tal, a 42,000+/- sq. ft. his-
toric building, a 2,280+/-
sq. ft. home/office, support-
ing buildings and 58+/- ac.
of prime development land
with commercial and resi-
dential potential. One tract
has frontage on the New Riv-
er. Property Address: 6226
University Park Dr., Radford,
VA 24141. Visit
www.woltz.com or call auc-
tioneer for information. Pre-
views: Wed., Apr. 23, Wed.,
Apr. 30, Fri., May 9, from
12-3 PM and Thurs., May
15, from 3-5 PM. Woltz &
Associates, Inc. (VA#321),
Real Estate Brokers & Auc-
Roanoke, VA 24011.
CREMATORIUM NICHE -
Double & Double Urns. Lo-
cated in Port Charlotte, FL.
BASSETT HOUND/RAT TERRI-
ER PUPPY MIX still nurs-
ing, vic. of 300-500 blk of
Hand Ave. (863)675-0273
CHIHUAHUA/JR MIX female,
tan & white, friendly. Since
4/19 on E. Lincoln Ave.
LOST: CAT/Ig male,,white/tan
w/dark brown/black mark-
ings. Vic. of Laurel Oaks Vil-
lage. Call 863-6741823
BABY KITTENS Free To Good
Homes. Really cute & nicely
2yr old female, loving, shots
up to date, to'good home
CURR PUPS free to good
homes, 8 weeks old
GREAT DOG 1/2 Chihuahua,
1/2 Italian Greyhound, 11 mo
old, needs attention & 'room
to play. (863)261-4253 aft 7
TOY SIZE PUPS & ADULTS -
Free to seniors only.
HUGE DAY LONG
YARD SALE EVENT
463 E. Lincoln Ave., Sat, April
26th, 8am-6pm. Lots of
everything fabric, clothes,
crafts, flowers, pots, plant
stands, tools, nails, paint,
dishes, Christmas, picture
frames, books, TV, furniture,
rugs, patio furniture and lots
more! Great Buys!!r
Come & Get It!
LABELLE Friday April 25th &
Sat, April 26th, 8am-?, 49 N
Industrial Loop Rd off Hwy
29 South (next to Pro Auto).
Inside/outside sale. Furniture,
TV's, guitars, washer, dryer,
bunk beds & much morel!
LABELLE Sat. April 26th,
7:30am-?, 110 Howe Ave.
Lots of baby items, clothes,
POST OFFICE NOW HIRING
Avg. Pay $20/hr or $57K/yr
Incl. Fed: Ben, OT. Offer
placed by .Exam Services,
not aff w/USPS which does
weeks ... Is Easy
All personal items under $5,000
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QUANTUM HUT 40 x 44 x
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Air Conditioners 505
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Books & Magazines 535
Business Equipment 545
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
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Fireplace Fixture 600
Health 8 Reducing
Household Items 630
Medical Items 650
Musical Instruments 660
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
T s & Games 730
Wanted to Buy 740
CENTRAL HEAT & AIR UNIT -
Goodman 48k btu, serviced
every year, like new. $1500
or best offer (863)763-3932
WOOD BURNING COOK
STOVE Antique, excellent
MINI FRIDGE good cond.,
REFRIGERATOR Ice maker
be hooked up in it. Good
condition. $175. or best of-
side by side, works well,
good shop fridge. $275.
REFRIGERATOR GE, White,
w/ice maker, GE electric
stove. Exc. cond. $350. Will
shelves that roll out, icemak-
er, exc. cond., like new,
$275 neg. (863)675-2596
REFRIGERATOR side by
white, black trim, exc. cond.,
Black, 18 cu ft, like new,
$250 or best offer
STOVE Whirlpool, good con-
dition. $75 (863)763-4220
STOVE Whirlpool, works
good & Refrigerator West-
inghouse, $100 for both or
best offer. (863)885-2758
UPRIGHT FREEZER Ken-
more, 10 cu ft, excellent
WASHER Amana, good
shape $50 (863)634-2817
WASHER Kenmore & Whirl-
pool dryer. Good shape.
$200. for both
WASHERS & DRYERS
$95 & up, 1 yr warranty
REFRIGERATORS & STOVES
2 Ladies bicycles for sale
Both are In good condition
$60 or will separate, call for
BIKE 21 speed, 26" Magna
Womens bike and car carrier
rack. $50 (863)840-0442
MOUNTAIN BIKES (3) 26",
$150 will sell separately.
NATURAL HEALING 8 large.
volumes, covers everything
from A-Z, '07 series. $125 or
best offer. (863)467-0627
ROMANCE BOOKS (20) Lewis
Amore $10 (863)763-1059
ROMANCE BOOKS (80) Har-
lequin $10 (863)763-1059
Queen bed, pillow top, 2
months old, Includes frame
and box spring, $500 or best
ROCKING CHAIR inside/out-
side, like new, exc. Cond.,
$65 or best offer.
BUILDINGS FOR SALE "BEAT
NEXT INCREASE" Deposit
holds for 3 months. 25x40
$6100. 30x40 $7300. 35x70
$12,290. 40x80 $14,900.
Many others. Manufacturer
s i n c e
FLOOR TILES 50-60 tiles,
18"x6", All for $40. or best
KITCHEN COUNTER TOP -
Formica, 6'x36" sink cut-out,
fawn color, exc. con. $35.
TILE 10 cases, 4'/ x 4/4,
Daltile brand, White glazed ce-
ramic, K101 441P1 shade
5550. $100. (863)635-9084
3 children's car seats, all are
in excellent condition, $45 or
will separate. Call for details
BABY ITEMS Crib, Stroller,
High Chair & Walker, $170
will sell separately.
TOYS For infants to 3 years
of age. $60 takes all or will
(863) 763-6131 Okee area
HIKING BOOTS New, never
worn, size 7.5 wide, HiTec
TrecLite. $30 firm
(772)461-8822 Ft Pierce
BASEBALL Atlanta Braves
World Series, $100.
COLLECTOR PLATES (6) num-
bered- Franklin Mint Amer
Folk Art collection, asking
NASCAR (2) #3 Earnhardt
Sr. diecast bank, $200 will
DELL COMPUTER Window
Vista, Network ready. Brand
new, never used. Still in box.
DESKTOP PC'S (3) 2 HP Pa-
vill's, 1 Gateway, w/moni-
will sep (863)675-3752
2 night stands, black, hand
painted design on top, $300
BAR STOOLS 2, White &
wood. Real wood. Good
condition. $50. Will separate.
BED Huntington king size,
solid wood, 7ft hdboard & 7
ft dresser w/mirror,.12 draw-
ers. $1100 (863)228-2311
BED Queen size with mat-
tress & box spring. $100.
BEDROOM SET Babcock, 3
pc set, wood. $150
BR SET 6 pc., king, colonial,
head/footboard, frame, 2 ni-
testands, matching armoire,
BUNK BEDS Wooden w/at-
tached dresser & slide out
sleeper. Like new. $250 neg.
BUNKBEDS Red/metal, twin
top, full bottom, includes
comforters, curtains & val-
ance. $100 (239)986-0174
CHINA CABINET Large Drex-
el, walnut color, solid wood,
located in Loxahatchee.
$250 (561)793-9463 eves
CORNER COMPUTER DESK -
white/pine, good condition,
$100 or best offer.
COUCH beige background,
w/blue & burgundy flowers,
like new, $400,
COUCH Full size, Floral de-
sign. $175 (863)675-2804
COUCH Leather, Ottoman,
Camel color. Good condition.
DINETTE SET With 4 chairs
& cushions, good condition.
DINING TABLE Large, wood,
6 chairs. $150
FUTON, SWIVEL ROCKER &,
ANTIQUE CHAIR all in
good condition, $140 or will
sell sep (315)751-6632
LIVING ROOM SET 4 piece,
Cherry wood. $400
LIVING ROOM SET 7 pc.
$450 or best offer.
LR SET 8 pc., white leather
sofa & loveseat, 2 lamps, 3
tables & 1g. TV armoire,
MASAGE PAD Twin size,
Homedics electric with heat.
Very high end. $50.
NECK MASSAGER Tony Lit-
tle, Used one time. Works
OVER BED HOSPITAL TABLE -
Adjustable height. Tilt for
reading & storage. $85
WALKER -Hugo with brakes
& seat, like new. $60 or best
WALKER Nova Cruiser De-
luxe with handbrakes and
seat. $75 (863)467-0031
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for high paying Aviation
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CB RADIO Uniden 78 w/Wil-
son 5000 ant., ext. spkr,
SWR meter & 18' cable,
CELL PHONES 2) NEXTEL 850.
w/chargers. $100 will sep.
Call Tonya (863)357-2300
DIVORCE $275-$350 *COV-
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signature required *Ex-
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cLaren, side by side, seat re-
clines, gray, 1 yr old, Pd $360,
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PALLETS 40" x 48", Oak,
Used once. $5.
SLOT MACHINE Has token,
works perfectly. $400
Powerful deep cleaning
truck mount system
IloiMe iAlaiitenfance l&' Repairs ton
20+ yi,~. e'xp,/l.orOill owned & Operi!d(l
IROBOT VACUUM Works ter-
rific, will complete approx 2
rooms before charge is need-
ed. $150 (863)357-8265
VACCUM Kirby with all at-
(863)675-1033 Leave mes-
VACUUM Kirby The Ultimate
G Series. All attach. Extra
bags. DVD Owners Manual.
Christmas oees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed/Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Services Wanted 830
Lawn & Garden 850
TRACTOR '58 Allis Chalmers
WD model, restored, runs &
looks greatly $4800
Sect. couch, light yellow, 1
year old, coffee table and
end tables, $1,000 or will
SLEEP NUMBER BED King
size, no room, must sell.
New $1600, asking $750.
SOFA Excellent condition.
Beige with peach & green
SOFA & LOVESEAT Good
condition. Country blue &
white. $150. (863)467-1540
SOFA TABLE New, Walnut
finish. $50. (772)233-1127
Standing Jewelry Box, black,
6 drawers, 2 side doors, flip
top, $250 (863)532-1327
TABLE Bamboo glass top
and four chairs., $150 neg
TABLES Coffee & 2 End,
Glass w/ cherry wood. $150
TV TABLE With pull out
drawers. Oak. $125.
(863)675-1033 Leave mes-
TWIN BED SET White, com-
plete, Good condition. $175.
or best offer. (863)677-5222
TWIN BEDS like new, denim
headboards, pads, plain dust
ruffles, denim quilt covers,
WICKER DRESSER 3 draw-
ers and many more match-
ing pieces $225 or best offer
for all (863)467-6484
GOLF CLUBS Left handed,
full set irons/1-7 metals. Like
new bag. $400.
GLOCK 19 like new, 1 owner,
w/orig owners manual, soft
case, $450 or best offer
(863)699-2971 ask for Dave
REMINGTON 870 Express
Magnum 12 gauge pump,
28" barrel. $200 firm
(772)461-8822 Ft Pierce
AB LOUNGER $50 or best of-
STAIRMASTER Good shape.
$25. or best offer.
TREADMILL Proform 755
CS, like new condition,
JUICE EXTRACTOR Juice
Men Jr $50(863)801-9288
HEART BRACELET Sterling
Silver, Tiffany, Big Rolo Link.
Heavy! New, in box. Very
nice! $200 (863)634-0812
RING 14 kt. white gold. 1%
ct. 5 emerald cut diamond
anniversary rng. Must see!
$2500 neg. (863)634-0812
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Large 3 BR, 2 BA House. No
.pets allowed. Non Smk. Env.
$900 mo. + Ref's. & Sec.
Required. Margaret Barber
Real Estate (863)675-5968
$25,0001 Only $199/Mo! 5%
down 20 years @ 8% apr.
BUy, 4/BR $477/Mol For list-
ings (800)366-9783 Ext
Home 5bd 2ba only
$425/mo! 3bd 2ba Home
only $199/mol More 1-4bd
Homes Available! For List-
LaBelle -1700 sq ft Dbl M/H
3br, 2ba, on Fenced 6.4
acres with pond, $1000.
mo. Cell# (865)403-9181
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LABELLE 15 ACRES
Front State Road 80 & 2 Interior Roads East of LaBelle.
Great investment. Can be divided. Ideal location for
home, business or dividing for resale. Terms possible.
TARP Complete w/ frame.
8'Hx12'Wx30'L. Great or
Boat or Auto. $200
WANTED: 10 HOMES To
show off our new lifetime ex-
terior paint. Call now to see if
your home qualifies.
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electronic, Spertra mixer,
Amp., Crumar accorder.
RECORDER ROLAND, VS -
*2000. Digital Studio Work-
LEGAL FILING CABINET 2,
(2 drawer, Buff color, Metal
BABY BUNNIES 5, Mixed, 8
weeks old. $25. or will sep-
BLUE PITBULL FOR SALE:
$150 or best offer. 8 mo's.
old. Nice & Playful w/ Kids.
DOG BOX 3x3x29", single,
diamond plate top & ply-
wood. bottom, $300
DOG BOX 4x4x24", dbl. w/2
swing doors, diamond plate
top & center, plywood bot-
tom, $400. (863)467-7197
ITALIAN MINI GREYHOUND
PUP Reg. shots, great little
dog. $250 (863)697-9103
JAPANESE CHIN AKC Reg.,
Female, House trained w/
micro chip. 1 year old. $250
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Now! In selected areas! For
the New Kayak Pool The
above ground pool with in-
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SWIMMING POOL Sand &
Sun. Complete, Simple set.
$50 (863)643-8880 Okee
TREE STAND Ameristep, 15
ft, 2 man ladder tree stand,
never used, already assem-
bled. $75 (863)885-1172
KICKER SPEAKERS 2, 15",
in box with a 2000 watt nitro
amp. New still in box. 3 yr
warranty $600 (863)697-8676
SPEAKERS 4, 12" Punch P2,
8 ohm, $300. Will separate.
Or best offer (863)634-5888
SUBWOOFERS 2, JBL Power
Series 10" in enclosed rec-
tangular box. 26.75"x13.75"
SUBWOOFERS 2 Quantum
12" Cozmik Series. In a port-
ed box w/2 0800.1 800watt
amps. $600. (863)697-1944
BIG SCREEN TV Phillips 60"
HDTV, 1 yr old, includes en-
tertainment stand. $800
For Sale- 37 inch Sony TV, 6
months extended warranty, -
works great, $350
(863)763-4112 leave msg.
HDTV Samsung 32" fiat tube,
2 years old. with owners
manual & remote. $300 or
best offer. (863)634-6897
DIESEL GENERATOR 5 kw,
RIGID TABLE Saw Model
3612, sold new for $700,
used in good shape, $300.
BEAUnlFuL sErnmNG FOR SAE!!
2/2 doublewide, 1,295 sq. ft., on
quarter acre lot, waterfront,
extra long drive and high
carport, cathedral ceilings
580 Bennett Ave. in LaBelle. 10%
down parent, financing avail-
able. Appraised at $113,000
REDUCED to $96,00111
Call 239997-.1069 or
Bank Reposl 3bd 2ba Home
only $35kl 4bd 2.5ba Home
only $50kI Payments from
$199/mol 5%dn, 20yrs @
8%aprl For Listings & info
TRACTOR- '57 641 Ford, mo-
tor runs, tranny broke, has
extra parts, $1500
Vermeer Trencher, needs work, In-
tenational 3514 tractor w/ loader,
Enlerprisel330 metal lathe,$2100
will separate (419)204-4643
BAD BOY MOWER Z Pro Se-
ries, 23hp, new, 52" cut,
BUSH HOG Rhino, 6 foot.
LAWN MOWER Yard ma-
chine w/mulcher blades.
LAWN SPRAYER Or com-
plete pest control unit. $475
or best offer, call for details.
PATIO TABLE, CHAIR & 2
BENCHES Concrete, $200.
or best offer. (863)824-0981
RIDING MOWER 42" Yazoo,
Zero Turn. $500
RIDING MOWER Craftsman,
11 hp eng w/electric start,
38" cut, runs great. $180
RIDING MOWER Murray, 52"
cut, Only needs battery.
Great condition. $250.
RIDING MOWER Murray.
Runs good. Missing front
cover. Needs gear oil. $50
RIDING MOWER Yard Ma-
chines by MTD, 13 hp eng
w/electric start, 38" cut, runs
great. $150 (863)763-7875
RIDING MOWER Zero turn.
42" Dixon. $800
RIDING MOWER- Snapper,
11.5hp, $200 or best offer
SKAG 52" Zero turn,'new
tires, blades, belt, battery,
$2800 firm (863)675-7155
West Glades Repair
BEAUTIFUL PUREBRED BEEF-
MASTER BULL 6 mos old,
Young, Java's & Buckeyes.
$250. ea (863)675-4858
Every Monday-12pm & every
SADDLE New 16" Win-
tec/Western Sinch, alum stir-
rups, seat saver lambskin.
SHOW CHAPS Black suede,
size 8-10, great shape,
comes with case. $75
USED SADDLE brand new
with tack, $100
WESTERN SADDLE Almost
brand new. $225
Business Places 910
Townhouses -. Rent920
Farm Property -
House Rent 930
Land Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
Always Renting? Buy a 3bd
2ba Home only $200/mo!
5%dn, 20yrs @ 8%apr! For
2, 3 & 4 Bedrooms
Come in & ask us
TWO UNITS Close to airport.
25x50 or 1 unit 50x50
w/bath. Overhead doors. No
auto repair (863)675-3010
CLEAN 2 br, 2 ba house
w/garage & fenced in yard.
COUNTRY MEADOWS Newer
dbl wide, 3br,2ba, on one
acre, $850 plus sec dep. Call
(863)675-4573 or 517-1880
LABELLE 2br, 1ba, screen
porch, Ig shed, patio area
w/picket fence, $650/mo,
(863)675-0104 pets ok
LABELLE- Pool Home, on Ige
lots, loads of trees, 2br,
2ba,extra room/apt. Lg cov-
ered porch, $825/mo
MOORE HAVEN 3br, 2ba, All
appl, W/D, laminate floors,
arage, handicap access.
1100 mo. (863)946-3333
PORT LABELLE: 3071 Beech-
wood Cir. 3br/2ba, gar. New
home $900/mo. Call
#1 Riverfront Home
471 Old CR 78
3 bedrooms 2 baths
w/brand new kitchen!
.Extra large dock & 4 acre
On the Caloosahatchee
Reduced to only
$1200 a mo!
1st, last & 1 mo.
#2 Great Family Home
3 bedrooms 2 baths
Large family rm & garage
Big yard w/privacy fencing
Only $990 a mo.
1st, last & 1 mo.
Call Broker Owner
Move into your dream
WATERFRONT 3 br, 2 ba,
huge living, dining, den & Flori-
da room, boat house & docks.
LABELLE 5 Acres, corner lot,
Crescent Ave SW & Fay St.
ROOMS FOR RENT
PORT LABELLE INN
Refrig, Microwave, Elec,
Cable, Phone & Internet.
$650 plus tax per month
$330 wkly, $59 Daily
Please Call 863-675-4411
1 Oxbow Dr, LaBelle, FL
New Ig. units avail.,
air conditioned &
non-air, each unit
fenced & well lighted,
space for boats,
RV & trucks.
1025 Commerce Dr.,
Cowboy Way & Kennedy Blvd.
5'x10 $42.80 mo. incl.tax.
8'x10' $53.50 mo. incl. tax.
10'x10' $58.85 mo. incl. tax.
8'x20'20" $85.60 mo. incl. tax.
24 hr access $25 returnable
key deposit. 863-675-2392
Business Places -
Property Sale 1010
Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080
PORT LABELLE 2 br, 2 ba,
new apple ceramic tile floor,
closed in Florida rm, furn.
Foreclosures! Buy 1-4bd
Homes from $199/mo Fi-
nancing Refs Available!
5%dn, 20yrs @ 8%aprl For
Listings & info
LABELLE 5 acres, pond,
house, trees, barns, RV stor-
LABELLE: Near Courthouse
Rent $995 mo. wlOp-
buy or owner financing
considered. 3 Bdrm. 2 Ba.
Large rooms. Top Area!
Priced To Sell ASAP
Deal Directly with Owner.
New Home Buyers
Finish off that purchase
right! Visit White's
Furniture & Appliances
1060 Highway 29
LABELLE, Ranchette, 62900
Frontier Circle SW, 3BR/2BA,
2.55 acres, 3,428 sq. ft.,
gazebo, pole barn, price
reduced! (863)675-1136 or
WELL MAINTAINED 2/1
w/dining rm, perfect starter/re-
tirement home, located in a
cul-de-sac w/fenced in yard,
int recently painted, tile floors
throughout, new furnace.
ACREAGE In Labelle, 2
acres, wooded. $115,000 or
best offer (954)817-1112
Starting at $180,000
Owner financing at 5.5% APR
First Rlty (561)385-7888
CLEWISTON: 1.93 Acres
on cul-de-sac, 250 Taft
Blvd., 509' Frontage, for
sale or lease. 561-985-7570
FLORIDA LAND OWNER FI-
NANCED 10-acre estates,;
paved road, underground
electric, $89,900, great val-
ue, special low interest rate,
da Woodland Group, Inc.
(800)352-5263 Lic RE Bro-
MONTURA RANCH ESTATE
1.25 ac. on paved main road.
412 Bald Cypress Ave.
$40,000 neg. (561)985-7570
SEVEN (7) WOODED ACRES
with 2100 sq.ft. Log Home
Package. Easy Access to In-
tracoastal Waterway. County
Road Frontage with Utilities!
$89,900! Call now'
PORT LABELLE LOTS -
$1000 down, $155 per month,
ASHEVILLE, NC Mountain
Acreage Homesites Fromn
$49,000 Excellent financing
sny.com. Real Estate
Dockable Deepwater & LOG'
HOME $159,900 2128 sf log-
home pkg & spectacular lev-'
el 1+ acre waterfront set-'
ting. Enjoy 194 ft shoreline'
on main channel, deep water'
w/ big water views! Beautiful-
hadwoods & pines. Private,
gated community. The fin-
est- for the discriminating
buyer. Lowest financing irn
yrs! Call now
Dockable Lakefront & LOG
CABIN Only $89,900. SALE:
Sat, May 3rd Only. Gorgeous,
2100 sf log cabin package &,
beautifully wooded dockable;
waterfront parcel on private,
recreational lake 'in Tenn.
Quiet, gated community. Or,
5 acre lake access with free
boat slips just $24,900. Ex-
cellent financing. Sold 1st
come, 1st served. Call now
NC MOUNTAINS 2+ acres
with great view, very private,'
big trees, waterfalls & large: '
public lake nearby, $49,500,
call now (866)789-8535.
NEW ARIZONA LAND RUSH
1 or 2-1/2 "Football Field"
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Mobile Home Parts 2010,
Mobile Homes Rent 2015
Mobile Homes Sale 2020.
Caloosa Belle, Thursday, April 24, 2008 1 1
HENDRY COUNTY 3br, 2ba,
.Cent. A/C, Remodeled.
$675. mo. + $675. Sec.
.dep. 239-368-5941. Lv msg
LpBelle, 1974 N. Bridge St
.Ibr & 2br avail, $450. mo. &
up. Ref. & Good Credit. Call
LABELLE 3 br mobile home.
$600/mo + 1st, last & sec
dep. No pets! Call between
LABELLE: Crescent Acres
*area, 2br/2ba. Reduced to
Only $100 per week.
863-673-6362. Call now!
NEW 2BR/2B DW in adult
community. Must be age 55
or older. Pool, clubhouse &
yard care included. $595 mo
eady to move in. Call
863-946-2790 or 673-4325
Palmdale Older 2 Bed, prefer
no children. Clean, respon-
sible only need apply
$375 mo 863-673-0955
RENT TO OWN Like new DW
on '/2 acre. No credit needed.
Ready to move in. Call
S/R 29 SOUTH- 2br, 2ba, mo-
bile home on 1/2 acre. Bro-
ker Owner. (863)517-1153
Shop here first
The classlfled ads
BAD CREDIT, No credit, No
problem. 3br/2ba Ready to
.move in with your down pay-
ment. Lorena 863-675-4442
MOVE TO YOUR LAND
Mobile Home Angels
SFLEETWOOD MH 48 ft,
w/attached carport &
workshop shed, 2 br, 1 ba,
w/d, new hot water heater,
roof sealed & coated. $18,500
or best offer (502)592-0708
LAKEPORT- 2br, 2ba, im-
maculate, shed, carport,
$14,000, Lot rent $210/mo.
LAND/HOME Package deal
$5,000 down. Ready to
move in. No credit needed
LOWEST PRICES on mobile
homes in SW Florida. We
take trade-ins. No down pay-
ment. Deals with your lot eq-
uity. Very easy financing
New 3br/2ba DW $41,900
factory clearance sale. Call
for pre-credit approval, easy
to qualify 863-675-8888
New 3BR/2BA Ig DW on your
lot. 5.5% F.H.A. financing
available w/little to no down
NEW MOBILE HOME on V/
acre lot. Nice neighborhood.
Low down payment. Easy
credit approval 675-8888
No Tiene credit establesido,o
tiene mal credit nosotros le
puedemos auydar. 3/2ba lis-
ta para ser occupada. (863)
612-6511/ (863) 675-8888
Packete complete de casa
mobile y 1/2 acre de terreno
puede ser sulla con solo
$5,000 deposit. Para mas
REPO MUST SELL. Large
3br/2ba 2001 DW in excel-
lent condition. No money
down on your lot. Setup,
A/C, tape & textured all incl
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Sport Vehicles/ATVs 3035
BASS BOAT Grumman, 15',
w/35hp Mercury motor &
trailer, very good cond.,
BASS BOAT '98 Stratos 19.9
Ft. Dual Console w/175 HP
Johnson Motor, Trolling Mo-
tor $7500 863-983-7835
BASS TENDER 11.5', '97,
Minnkota trolling motor &
CELEBRITY OPEN BOW '90,
Used only 300 hrs. & match-
ing trailer. Must see. $4950.
Call (863)763-1673 for details
GAMBLER 21FT '89 150hp
JET BOAT '77 Biesmeyer,
new eng., w/matching trlr.,
$4,900. 863-674-0898 or
OLD BOAT -Aluminum V-bot-
tom, 14 ft, with trailer only,
no motor. $350 or best of-
OLDER MODEL MAKO 17ft
CC, 90hp Evinrude rebuilt, all
alum rolls tdr, Ig bimini,
GMC CAMPER VAN '86- High-
top, Mechanically restored,
Receipts, $2500. or trade for
auto (561)254-7458 Clewist,
MOTORHOME '87, Itasca
Winnebago, 36', $5000
RV 1991 31 Ft. Long. Sips.
6. Excellent condition. A/C,.
Frig., Stove. All works.
TRAILER/CAMPER TIRES 4,
Brand new, Free Star. Load
Range D-205-75-15. $200.
FIFTH WHEEL 2005, Key-
stone Laredo, 29ft, owe the
ALUMINUM PROP for '96
Yamaha outboard motor, will
fit many different models,
ANCHOR For large boat with
long chain & rope. $30. or
best offer. (863)675-8937
BOAT MOTOR OMC, GM, V6,
professionally rebuilt w/ex-
haust & risers. $300 or best
BOAT TRAILER 14', needs
lights & tires, $125. Call
Charlie at 863-612-6575
BOAT TUNA TOWER -2 gold
plated rod holders. Like new
$300 (561)254-7458 Cle-
JOHNSON MOTOR 15hp,
short shaft, $600
TROLLING MOTOR Minkota
Long shaft. Used 1hr, 501b
thrust. Paid $250 asking
DIRT BIKE Suzuki 50, '04,
Like new condition. A Must
See. $600. Neg.
DIRT BIKE Suzuki RM 250,
'94, Runs OK. Needs some
TLC. Will sell for $500. or
best offer. (863)801-5694
HARLEY DAVIDSON SPORTS-
TER CUSTOM '05- 1200cc,
lots of chrome, low miles,
bring cash make offer
MOTORCYCLE TRAILER -
Continental, 3 rail. Holds up
to 3 motorcycles. Like new.
MOTORCYCLE TRIKE with
Volkswagen eng., $3,500.
SHOVELHEAD '84 new tires,
new fenders, gas tank,
$4000 or best offer
SUZUKI BOULEVARD 2006 -
Excellent shape! 1800 mls.
Garage kept. 1 Owner.
$5000 neg. (772)263-1697
HONDA FOREMAN 500 '05 -
37 hours, excellent condi-
tion. $4500 or best offer.
HONDA RICON 250 $1,600
or best offer. Call
POLARIS 4 WHEELER 4x4,
'2000, New tires, Green,
New winch. $2000.
SCOOTER 0 miles, 150cc,
still in box, up to 60 mph,
YAMAHA 4-WHEELER Kodi-
ak 450, 4x4, $4200 or best
Your new home could be
In today's paper. Have
you looked for It?
COACHMAN CATALINA '99,
24', Toilet, tub, shower. A/C,
Heat, refrigerator, sleeps 6,
$4900. Firm (863)983-8810
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
BOX CHEVY '80 2 dr, inside
done in green & purple, runs
ood, needs to be painted
BUICK SKYLARK '90 needs
head, interior like new, $600
or best offer (863)801-4519
CHEVY CAVALIER '00, 97K,
great condition. $3,500.
CHRYSLER SEABRING CONV
'97 Loaded, leather, runs
great, 6 cyl, auto. $1950
GALANT ES '03 shiny bur-
gundy, tinted windows,
spoiler, cheap on gas, 139K,
HYUNDAI ELANTRA '03 -
good condition, well main-
tained, auto, good gas saver,
INFINITY Q45 '96- runs excel-
lent, great condition, 132K,
1st $3000 takes it
JEEP CHEROKEE, 1995 4
door, AT, p/b, p/s, a/c. Very
good tires, great transporta-
tion. $1,750. 863-357-5725
LINCOLN MARK V '72 very
nice condition, asking $1500
MAZDA pU 101 great cond.
cold AC, new tires, 75K,
LINCOLN TOWNCAR '88 Mo-
tor knocks when started but
stops, runs good, sun roof.
MAZDA PU '94 4x4, asking
$2000 (863)467-8113 after
Police Impounds for Sale! 95
Honda Civic $700! 94 Nis-
san Sentra $450! For listings
call (800)366-9813 Ext
FIAT '73 Spyder convertible
$800 Call 863-234-1235
FORD PICKUP '51 '/ ton, all
org., runs great, 41k mi.,
V8, 12v alt., new tires,
BLAZER S-10 '91 4x4, has
rust runs good, $1200 or
best offer (863)467-5401 or
EZ GO Used, Good condition,
charger, $900 or best offer.
BEDLINER Ford bedliner for
short bed, new, never used.
CAMPER TOP Red Florida
Line fits '99-'07 Chevy Silve-
rado 6.5 bed, like new. $800
or best offer (740)502-5515
CHEVY 350 ENGINE 4 bolt
main. Tunnel Ram, Low mi.,
Roller rocker arms. Cam.
CHROME RIMS 22" w/tires,
Set of (4), fits Trailblaz-
CHROME WHEELS NEW 17"
& Goodyear 24570R17 tires,
fits Dodge Ram 1500, $600.
DIABLO PERFORMANCE PRO-
GRAMMER for 04-05 Che-
vy Duramax Diesel truck.
DOGDE RAM '04- 3500, Crew
Cab, Dually bed, & complete
F End, will split, $4000 neg
ENGINE '08 Dodge Cum-
mings, Edge Juice w/Attitude
monitor inc. up to 100HRP
FRONT CLIP complete, for
'92 F series pickup, incl.
hood, front fenders & more,
$500 neg. (863)801-4097
GRILL GUARD ranch hand,
fits '02-'05 Dodge 1500
MOTOR & TRANSMISSION -
'86, V8, 5.0, Has approx
150K mi. Runs great. $500.
RACK SYSTEM TracRac,
sliding, aluminum, for full sz.
shortbed pickup, $400 or
best offer. (863)697-0328
RIMS- 20", chrome, Star
faced, 60 % tread on tires,
TIRES 37x12.5x20 Super
Swamper SSR, 75% tread.
$650. or best offer.
TOOL BOX Diamond Plate w/
side bed caps from Chevy
Silverado 6.5 bed. Fits '01-
'07. $200 (863)261-7342
TOPPER Leer, Fiberglass, for
04-up Nissan Titan, 5.8 Bed
(Blue) Asking $400 or best
TOUNNEAU COVER Fiber-
lass, Red, Fits 97-07 F150
hortbed. Asking $300
TOWING HITCH Reese Draw
Tite hitch with ball included.
TRUCK TIRES (4) -
265/70/17, $40 for all.
CAMPER TOP- for a pickup,
fits 88-98 Chevy 6.5ft bed
truck full size, great shape,
CHEVY STEP SIDE '89 4 x 4,
cold a/c, pw, pl, moon roof,
350 auto, needs motor work.
$1000 neg (863)675-2150
DODGE 100 PICKUP, '88 Ea-
gle alum. cap. a/c, auto,
power, quad/stereo $2000
DODGE RAM CHARGER Ca-
mo, Nice. $2500 or best of-
Duelly Truck bed, 8 ft., like
new, white, $500
FORD F150 '94 LWB, 6 cyl,
auto, cold a/c. $1650
FORD F150 '95 -runs good,
good truck, $900 neg
FORD F150 XLT '99, 4x4,
113K mi. Very nice truck.
FORD F150 XLT 2004 V8,
43K mis., ext. warranty.
$13,500 or take over pay-
FORD F350 LARIAT XLT '90,
Ext: cab, 2 tone beige/brown.
Cold A/C, Standard. $3000
NISSAN PICKUP '95 good
work truck, 5 speed, $1500
TAILGATE White, '04 Ford
F250 PU. Fits many years.
Still in box. $350.
TOPPER Jason, for a short-
bed Pick-Up. Great condi-
tion. $200. (863)801-4949
TRUCK CAP Full size, Good
CHEVY BLAZER '01, 4 door,
2 WD, Runs great. Cold A/C.
$4400. or best offer.
(863)801-1407 or 801-1408
CJ-7 1978, 6 cylinder,
needs some work. Must sell
ASAP $800 biing all offers
GMC SUBURBAN '88 66K,
350, nice interior, needs
paint $950 or best offer
MOTORCYCLE TRAILER Sin-
gle track w/ramp, new Wheel
bearngs, tires & running
lights. $325 (863)805-2869
PULL TRAILER -. 2 horse
bump. w/tack room, needs
paint touch ups. $1000 or
est offer. (239)691-4675
SINGLE AXLE TRAILER 5 X
8, New condition, $750
UTILITY TRAILER Dual axle
w/brake part. Enclosed
5x10x6 w/7' tongue. New
tires. $800 (863)484-0833
CHEVY '89, Runs good.
$1000. or best offer.
(863)675-2424 or 612-5619
sk for Judy or April
DODGE CONV VAN '90 new
water pump, rebuilt trans,
new tires, runs great, $1100
DODGE VAN '99 15 Passen-
ger, 121K, PW, PL, Good
tires & eng. Well maintained.
FORD AEROSTAR '90 runs
good, $1000 (863)763-7060
Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500
NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
HENRY COUNTY CONSTRUCTION
Notice is hereby giventhat the Hendry
County Constrction Licensing Board will
hold a meeting Thursday, April 24, 2008
at 6:30 RM., at the Hendry County
Courthouse, Commmission Chambers,
25 East Hickpoochee Avenue, LaBelle,
Florida. The meeting is open to the pub-
lic. The meeting site tiitis accessible by the
If a person decides to appeal any deci-
sion made with respect to any matter
considered at this meeting, he/she will
need a record of the proceedings, and
that, for such purpose, he/she may need
to ensure that a verbatim record of the
proceedings is made, which record in-
cludes the testimony and evidence upon
which the appeal is to be based.
Hendry County Construction Licensing
Board Richard Yoraschek, Chair
YOU A MORE INFORMED
( o .wonder newspaper
readers aremore popular
By Barbara Oehlbeck spot in which they
At daybreak, as the wren broke ing. They're very brig
the winter silence with his oper- and know exactly h(
atic arpeggios, it was obvious that around someone w
spring had "corned" (1) in the ing them the obse
night. The first sights and sounds be through the glass
and pungent smells.at daybreak room off the carport
were everywhere. He usually flits them came flying in
quietly here and there in the last materials out both s
days of winter which always leads beaks, heading strai
to the thinking that he's trying to white bucket on a h
decide if he'll stay, but now that the inside wall near
he's made his announcement corner.
in song there's no doubt. He's They made their d
picked his paradise and is look- ly and off they flew
ing for a sweetheart. And once he gone a few minutes
finds her, they'll be here for the nario is repeated. Thi
season. The looking for a home tinued for a day or t
Site is a marvel to witness. But silence... no sounds
'first he must be about the sweet either of them... unt
pursuit of finding his love. The later, little he-bird re
ridgepole at the south end of the the ridge pole and pc
house is a favorite perch for his arias as if he were
calling to her. Up and down the varoti. Well, not ma
scale with such melodic yearn- days come and go
ing it's a wonder a half dozen eli- and she are wingir
gibles don't flock to his feet. His from the compost bi
song begins before sunrise and den and back again
continues more or less through worms hanging out
the whole day. Even if an April Not a minute of d
shower makes its way to these was lost. These littleI
parts, he makes his way under the less and every once
high-ceiling carport never missing would make a detou
a beat. This year it took the best to the ridgepole po0
part of two days for him to make songs of happiness
a choice and when he did the wooded world. The
melodies of their love songs back a day, more or less,
and forth rang through the trees lence, no songs, no
until dark-time. and forth, no sight no
Then, the next day, long be- or she. But not for lc
fore the sun spilled over the pond, next morning, just
the two of them looked in every there ere soft little c
nook and cranny searching for coming from the b
just the right spot for their first little he and she weri
home. We had put up little three- ever. They all but fle
cornered shelves in a couple plac- other in and out of
es thinking they might be pleased, And several times or
but apparently they didn't exactly them had more thai
suit, so the searching continued worm hanging out
on into the next day. Well, be- The cheep-cheeps g
fore that day was done we saw louder so we knew il
the first signs of house-building, long before there'd
Up and down the Sabal palms sons.
pulling little strings of moss and But this time, they
thread-like' fiber from behind the us. Somehow they
boot jacks and making straight- get the birdlings out
a-way back to the carport. It took bucket without bei:
a couple days to actually see the but they did. The
in the night
ght little birds
ow to dodge
:rving had to
s door of the
S- the two of
sides of their
ght for a tall
ligh shelf on
v only to be
and the sce-
e drama con-
wo and then
Snor sight of
til a few days
ours forth his
a minute Pa-
any hours or
until both he
ig their way
in to the gar-
birds are tire-
in a while he
ir going back
during out his
in for about
there was si-
r sound of he
>ng. Early the
e busier than
ew into each
ne or both of
n one wiggly
ot louder and
be flying les-
Sof the deep
next day we
thought we saw three little ones
huddled together in a crotch of
the big oak nearest the carport
but couldn't be sure it was the
same little family. Yet, after watch-
ing for a short time, here comes
mama and papa. One positioned
himself or herself on one side of
the three and the other on the
opposite side. Thie was the big
test! He and she began pushing
Sthe little ones out of that crotch,
all three at one time. They made
an effort to fly, sorta flutter-flying
at least breaking the fall to the
ground. But almost at the same
time mama and papa were there
pushing and poking at all three
of them, trying to "make" them
climb up the bark of the oak tree.
They tried, each one, and to a cer-
tain degree were successful but
then he or she would push him or
her off and the effort to fly takes
place again! Up and down, up
and down yet little by little they
were clawing their way higher
and higher on the oak trunk un-
til finally they reached the crotch
from which they'd been evicted
only a few minutes ago. Well,
needless to think they'd get to rest
a little, they simply got pushed off
again and by this time it was plain
to see that the flying lessons were
paying off. They flew more or less
to the ground, then flew up and
down from the tree trunk again
The following day we kept
looking for that little trio of bird-
lings, but it was not to be... not a
sign of them anywhere. Obvious-
ly, mama and papa's flying les-
sons had been learned and their
little first pupils were off exploring
the big wide world of the woods.
(1) A expressions often
used in antiquity in the writing of
Barbara Oehlbeck is an au-
thor of non-fiction books, ar-
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Ortona Community Association holds election
From left: Nathan Campos, Laona DeStefano, Marie Kussmann, Donna Wiersam, Donna Stort-
er-Long, Louise Harman, Sheldon Barroquillo, Fran Way, April Beavers and Hugo Geistman.
Campos, DeSefano, Wiersma are newly elected board directors. Harman is newly elected
Treasurer and Storter-Long newly elected Secretary. Geistman was re-elected president and
Kussman returns as board member and director of the Children's Program. Way serves as
immediate past president. Barroquillo serves as liaison with the OVF and Beavers serves as
representative of River Oaks Homeowners Assoc. Not pictured are re-elected director Joyce
Schofield and vice president Margi Vanderbent.
SFWMD revises watering restrictions
West Palm Beach, FL Modi-
fications to the South Florida
Water Management District's
(SFWMD) emergency water re-
strictions will become effective
Friday, April 18, when most of
the agency's 16-county region
transitions from one-day-week
residential landscape irrigation
restrictions to up to two-day-a-
The, District's nine-member
Governing Board last week
adopted a "Modified Phase II
Severe Water Shortage Order"
based on improved regional wa-
ter resource conditions. Under
the District's emergency author-
ity, decisions to implement and
modify water shortage restric-
tions are resource-based.
The District implemented
region-wide in January for the
first time in the agency's history,
based on extreme water short-
age conditions and a continued
rainfall deficit of close to 25 inch-
es. SFWMD Governing Board
Chairman Eric Buermann said
last week, "It's important to note
that we are not lifting emergen-
cy restrictions. Our decision to
modify the restrictions is based.
on the improved conditions of
our water resources."
Although the revised land-
scape irrigation restrictions go
into effect April 18, the SFWMD
is, encouraging local govern-
ments to refrain from enforce-
ment until Thursday, May 1. The
goal is to provide residents with
sufficient time to become aware
of the changes and adjust timers
or other components of their res-
idential irrigation systems. The
modified mandatory restrictions
apply to all water from tradition-
al sources, including water from
public utilities, private wells, ca-
nals, ponds and lakes.
Highlights of the Modified
Phase II Water Shortage Order
Residents and businesses of
Broward, Collier, Miami-Dade,
Monroe, St. Lucie and coastal
ateas of Lee, Martin and Palm
Beach counties, including the
City of West Palm Beach, are lim-
ited to a two-day-per-week land-
scape irrigation schedule with
two "watering windows":
Odd street addresses may ir-
rigate lawns and landscapes on
Wednesday and Saturdays from
12 a.m. to 10 a.m. and/or 4 p.m.
to 11:59 p.m.
Even street addresses may ir-
rigate lawns and landscapes on
Thursday and Sundays from. 12
a.m. to 10 a.m. and/or 4 p.m. to
Hand-watering with one hose
fitted with an automatic shut-off
nozzle is allowed for 10 minutes
per day for landscape stress relief
and to prevent plant die-off. Ad-
ditional watering days and times
are allocated for the establish-
ment of new lawns and land-
No restrictions apply to other
outside water uses, such as for
car and boat washing, pressure
cleaning of paved surfaces, deco-
rative fountains and water-based
recreation (e.g. swimming pools,
Landscape irrigation using
100-percent reclaimed water is
allowed any day except Friday,
from 12 a.m. to 10 a.m. and/or
from 4 p.m. to 11:59 p.m.
Golf courses must reduce
their allocated water use by 30
Because jurisdiction in certain
counties is shared with other
water management districts, the
SFWMD has coordinated with
these agencies to simplify imple-
mentation and enforcement:
Residents of Orange and Os-
ceola counties should adhere to
any water restrictions set by the
St. Johns River Water Manage-
Residents of Polk, Charlotte
and Highlands counties should
adhere to the water restrictions.
set by the Southwest Florida Wa-
ter Management District.
One-Day-Week Watering Re-
mains in Effect in Areas of Con-
Due to continued local con-
cerns about water resource
availability, one-day-a week wa-
tering remains in place for the
cities of Dania Beach, Hallandale
Beach, Lake Worth and Lantana
and portions of unincorporated
Lee County, including the Lehigh
Acres and Gateway areas. One-
day-a week landscape irrigation
remains in place for residents and
businesses in the Lake Okeecho-
bee Service Area, which includes
portions of Glades, Hendry,
Okeechobee and western Martin
and Palm Beach counties.
For additional information
on the water shortage, irrigation
restrictions or water conserva-
tion, call the SFWMD's toll-free
Water Shortage Hotline at 1-800-
662-8876, visit www.sfwmd.gov/
conserve or contact a regional
SFWMD service center. Helpful
water conservation tips are avail-
able at www.savewaterfl,com.
CCS students win speech contest
4th grade Division: Wesley .. F
Huffman "My Tubing Adven- -.
ture" and Madison Schaff -"My -t
5th-6th grade Divison: Faith
Sherrod "My California Ad-
venture"; Taylor Corbitt "My
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DIIg- ng raDIIII naui LUon
Longenecker The Video Games
of Yesterday and Today"; Tapan
Patel "What History Means To
Me"; EmmaRaye Barfield "My
Travels"; and Olivia Molina "Soft-
Miss Taylor Corbitt took first
place, Miss Olivia Molina took sec-
ond place and Miss EmmaRaye
Barfield took third. Mr. Wesley
Huffman and Miss Madison Schaff
will represent the fourth graders
at the county contest.
The students will be attending
a speech workshop on May 1 at
LaBelle High School at 9:30, then
the county speech contest will
.be held at 6J30 at LaBelle High
School. Everyone is very proud of
all the students and the hard work
that they contributed to the con-
test. The coordinator for the event
was Mrs. Sherry Hand.
Submitted photo/Angela Lanier
Community Christian School Tropicana Speed Contest win-
ners will participate in the county contest at LaBelle High
School May 1.
12 Caloosa Belle, Thursday, April 24, 2008
SChildren celebrate the Earth
TOP: Norm Dillman explains
differences in wild owls at
Earth Day activities at the
Captain Hendry House April
21. Mel Karau manned the
slide show. That's Rita the
Screech Owl providing a look
at the real thing. Rita makes
her home at the Caloosa
Nature Center since being
maimed by a BB gun.
LEFT: Jennifer Dyess of the
health department tells first
graders about the importance
of good nutrition as Mary
Ruth Proudy looks on.
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how to be safe when you're in
Exchange students from
Southern DataStream impressed
students with the importance of
clean water and renewable en-
Community volunteers Nor-
man Dillman and Mel Karau, with
the assistance of Rita the screech
owl, presented a slide show on
Florida's wild owls.
Continuing the important
work, a community Earth Day
celebration is planned for this Sat-
urday, April 26, at the LaBelle Na-
ture Park/Hendry House between
10 a.m. and 2 p.m. The entire
community is invited to attend
and learn about our Earth.
By Patty Brant
Earth Day is about teaching
everyone to do the right thing for
the environment. The best way to
do that is to start young so caring
for Mother Nature becomes sec-
In celebration of this Earth
Day, LaBelle's school children
spent time at the Captain Hendry
House and the Nature Park learn-
ing lessons they will hopefully
carry with them throughout their
lives, and pass on to their own
children some day.
Various stations were set up in
and outside of the Hendry House
and Earth Day posters from chil-
dren were hung throughout the
After visiting all the stations,
where experts explained and
demonstrated some fairly com-
plicated facts, the students took a
nature walk through the adjacent
Nature Park with Paul Weston of
the Division of Forestry.
Stations were manned by vol-
unteers and staff from several lo-
cal agencies and groups.
The Health Department staff
provided information on numer-
ous topics including nutrition and
From the Extension Office staff
helped the children understand
the importance of the natural
world, respect for animals and
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