The Caloosa belle
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Title: The Caloosa belle
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: S.H. Stalls
Place of Publication: LaBelle, Fla
Creation Date: July 24, 2008
Publication Date: 1972-
Frequency: weekly
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- La Belle (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Hendry County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States of America -- Florida -- Hendry -- La Belle
Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 49, no. 18 (Sept. 7, 1972)-
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Preceded by: Hendry County news
Preceded by: LaBelle leader

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At a Glance

Benefit Saturday
American Legion 130, La-
Belle Moose Lodge 2398 and
VFW Post 10100 are spon-
soring a benefit BBQ dinner
"Honoring the Fallen' Sons"
of LaBelle. The benefit will
be held this Saturday, July 26,
at 11 a.m. until 3 p.m., at the
VFW Hall located next to the
rodeo grounds, on south 29, in
All proceeds raised during
the event will be donated to
the families of Staff Sgt. Chris-
topher Strickland and CWO
Robert Charles Hammett, both
graduates of LaBelle who were
killed in action the last week
of June. Tickets for the dinner
can be purchase at the benefit
or at all three local clubs for
a donation of $6. Vendors for
each club have donated door
prizes that will be held during
the day. Anyone wishing to
donate directly to the families
can do so through the Florida
Community Bank or call the
bank at 863-675-1313 for more
Anyone wishing to help
or needing more information
should call the American Le-
gion Post 130 - 863-675-8300,
LaBelle Moose Lodge 2398
- 865-675-6255 or the VFW
10100 - 863-675-8008.

Primary election
books close
Register to vote for the Au-
gust 26 Primary Election at
the Supervisor of Elections
Office, LaBelle Courthouse,
the Clewiston Sub-office, any
Drivers License Office, Public
Assistance Office and all Public
Libraries. The books close on
Monday, July 28, at 5 p.m.

workshop planned
A Homebuyer Education
Workshop will be presented
August 28, from 5-8 p.m. by
Aida Barnhart, Hendry County
Florida Community Bank
is pleased to host the Home-
buyer Education Workshop as
an ongoing credit counseling
service, provided by Hendry
County SHIP. The program and
workshops will help by guid-
ing you through the process of
buying a home.
. Special guest speakers in-
clude Kristina Kulpa, Hendry
County Property Appraiser, Lin-
da Oswald, Perry Redish Insur-
ance Agency. The presentation
will take place at Florida Com-
munity Bank Training Room,
155 N. Bridge Street LaBelle.
Loan Officer Susan Vaughan,
Florida Community Bank
Loan Officer is the sponsor. Re-
freshments will be provided.
Pre-registration is suggest-
ed. Contact: Susan Vaughan
863.675.1313 or sconley@flori-
The format of program is
subject to change. Please be
advised that child care is not

Family Film Festival
Here's the schedule for the
free Family Film Festival at La-
Belle Assembly of God 123
Fraser Avenue:
July 29 - The Bee Movie- 9:30
a.m., 1 p.m, 3 p.m.; Journey to
the Center of The Earth 6 p.m.

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

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Election 2008: Candidates at the podium

Caloosa Belle/Patty Brant
Candidates waited their turn to get their message out to voters at the Meet the Candi-
dates forum July 17 sponsored by the LaBelle Rotary Club and Kiwanis Club.
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Caloosa Belle/Patty Brant
Candidates presented opening and closing remarks as voters listened intently July
17 at the LaBelle Civic Center. Those in the Primaries were also given questions to

Large audience attends forum

By Patty Brant
Caloosa Belle
Reflecting the growing inter-
est in upcoming local elections,
a large crowd turned out to size
up the candidates at the Meet
the Candidates night sponsored
by the LaBelle Rotary and Ki-
wanis Clubs July 17. It was a
long evening with numerous
seats on the ballot, but voters
were taking their chance to
compare the candidates side-
Although Superintendent of
Schools Tom Conner is retir-
ing and is not running for of-
fice this time around, he did
take a few minutes to kick off
the evening with a plea to vot-
ers. He asked voters to pass a
referendum that will be on the
November ballot that he said
would provide some flexibility
for the Hendry County School
District in its 2008-09 budget.
With.a loss of $3.4 million in
its budget this year, Mr. Conner
said the belt tightening is not
over yet. "These are unusual
times," he said, explaining that
the referendum would simply
allow a neutral shift of .75 mills
($1.75 million) from capital
outlay to the general operating
fund. This would allow these
funds to be used for operating
expenses, should it become
Several state candidates
were on hand. Candidate Gayle
Harrell, who is running against
incumbent US Representative

from District 16 Tim Mahoney,
was unable to be there but her
husband came in her place.
He referred voters to his wife's
Web site: gayleharrell.com for
additional information about
her. Tom Rooney, also running
for that seat, gave local voters
some of his background as
Incumbent Tim Mahoney
and candidate Hal Valeche did
not attend.
Public Defender Kathy Smith
provided her background and
beliefs. None of her opponents
were on hand.
In each of the local races,
candidates were allowed an
opening statement; were asked
three prepared questions; and
made a closing statement. They
spoke in alphabetical order,
with the incumbent speaking
First up, were the Sheriff's
candidates. Only one of the six,
Raul Fernandez (Dem), did not
Fred Dyess, Jr. (Dem) came
out swinging, citing low mo-
rale in the department and civil
suits against the incumbent.
He promised that, as sheriff,
he would be proactive in law
enforcement, have officers in-
volved in the schools and with
youth at all levels, address a
growing gang problem and
hire locally.
In answer to the first ques-
tion regarding his commitment

to having and keeping School
Resource Officers (SROs) in
secondary schools, Mr. Dyess
said kids know what is going
on in the community. A com-
bination of law enforcement
officers, including SROs, will
improve the effectiveness of
the department and increase
mutual respect between young
people and officers.
He felt the biggest challenge
facing the sheriff's office over
the next four years will be con-
tinuing to upgrade the depart-
ment with a smaller budget,
getting back to "hard core" law
enforcement on the street and
finding local deputies.
Answering the third ques-
tion, regarding his qualifica-
tions for office, Mr. Dyess said
his 18 years in law enforce-
ment include 11 in running se-
curity for USSC and the rest as
an auxiliary deputy. He said the
year he left there was only one
theft reported.
Mr. Dyess said he has the
highest qualifications of any-
one running for sheriff and will
have a Masters Degree in busi-
ness at the end of the year. He
added that he can stretch the
money, recruit locally and have
a department that will treat
people with respect.
Rick Hornsby (Rep) referred.
to his 22 years in law enforce-
ment and background in vari-
ous special fields such as the
Palm Beach County swat team,
See Forum- Page 2

City discusses zoning, SR 29

By Patty Brant
Caloosa Belle
On July 10 the city commis-
sion discussed an ordinance
that would incorporate a new
zoning designation, Residential
Neighborhood Urban District
(RNU) into the city's zoning
code. The new designation
would allow smaller lot sizes in
certain areas of the city, includ-
ing Ford/Sunset Park. An ordi-
nance allowing the smaller lot
sizes was put on the fast-track
for the regular August meeting.
Some residences in the city
were rendered unrepairable
due to storm damage and the
lots unbuildable because of'

their size. The new designa-
tion could help some people
remain in their homes and also
make some lots available for
SHIP or Habitat homes. All the
lots involved have city water
and sewer hookups.
The new district, along with
a proposed Walgreens store at
the northwest corner of SR 80
and Main Street and a presen-
tation on the downtown plan
is on the agenda for the July
31 Local Planning Agency and
special commission meeting at
5:30 p.m. at city hall.

SR 29 alignment
Mayor Paul Puletti noted

that the Glades County Board
of County Commissioners has
passed a resolution specifying
its preference for an eventual
bridge replacement to be rout-
ed along the proposed Birch-
wood alignment. The state is
currently gathering input on
realigning SR 29, including the
LaBelle Bridge. There are three
general corridors being con-
sidered: one east of LaBelle
(Birchwood alignment), one
west of the city and the current
route through LaBelle.
Mayor Puletti said the city is
opposed to diverting traffic out
of town, fearing it will kill the
See City - Page 2

Check rising

food costs

By Patty Brant
Caloosa Belle
With the cost of food,' fuel
(and everything else it seems)
jumping almost daily, how
can you feed your family a bal-
anced, nutritional diet and still
pay for all the other things a
family needs?
Angel Food may just be part
of the solution. Not the cake -
the ministry.
Angel Food Ministries is a
Christian-based organization
out of Georgia that is dedicated
to providing food assistance to
American families.
It's a non-denominational,
non-profit group established in
1994 to help textile workers in
northeastern Georgia after the
mills .hut down there. Now it
has expanded to 35 states.
Participating in Angel Food
is easy - no applications, no
pre-qualifying, no volunteer
service required. Just sign up
at the beginning of the month,
pay $30 (cash or food stamps
only, please) for each unit you
want, and pick up your order at
the end of the month. Each $30
unit provides $42-$70 worth of
good wholesome food.
In LaBelle, Healing Waters
and Christ Central are both
opening Angel Food Ministries
sites. Healing Waters will be at
the United Way House, 117 Fort
Thompson Ave. Christ Central

Swill distribute the food from its
location at 720 S. Main Street. :
Judy Batton, Healing Wa2
ters' Angel Food Director is ex-
cited about the program. She
feels this is a perfect solution
to the dilemma of providing
good, nutritious meals, espe-
cially with so many local fami-
lies encountering job loss and/
or hurting from the economic
Christ Central's site man-
ager Norma Gaure said she
and several of her friends have
been ordering from the Angel
Food Ministries in Immokalee
for.several months and is ex-
cited about the quality of the
food. "It's so good! The same
as in the grocery stores! They
just get it at a better price," she
With a site on the north and
south sides of LaBelle, Healing
Waters' organizers would really
like to see other groups open
a center on the east and west
sides of town to make it as easy
as possible for folks to take part
in the program. Angel Food is
open to everyone regardless of
where you live. There are no
restrictions, no income levels
- Angel Food is for everybody
who eats.
You must bring your own
box (about 24 inches square)
to put your food in. Each unit-
See Food - Page 2


fires O'Neal

By Patty Brant
Caloosa Belle.
CountyAdministrator Wayne
O'Neal found himself summar-
ily fired at the end of Tuesday
night's county commission
The surprise motion was
made by Commissioner Dar-
rell Harris in the last few min-
utes of the regular commission
meeting. He complained that
Mr. O'Neal was "'not focused"
on the job and on his impor-
tant duties. Commissioner
Harris said he spoke to Mr.
O'Neal May 9 of this year about
his concerns but has seen no
change. His motion, seconded
by Commissioner Bill Maddox,
was to terminate him as of that
Commissioner Kevin McCa-

tthy did not entirely agree with
his colleagues from LaBelle,
saying he felt Mr. O'Neal was
doing a better job than the pre-
vious administrator. He added
that they had been "at odds"
on some major projects but
that many important projects
were moving forward under
Mr. O'Neal's direction.
After very little comment,
the motion to terminate the
county administrator' carried
3-2, with Commissioners Mc-
Carthy and Chairman Janet
Taylor dissenting.
After the meeting, Commis-
sioner Maddox said he felt Mr.
O'Neal had not been sufficient-
ly engaged in the issues to the
board's expectations, especial-
ly'in the budget process.
See BOCC - Page 2

Caloosa Belle/Patty Brant
Mayor Paul Puletti presented Martha Singleton with a
proclamation naming a city street James Singleton Place,
in honot of her deceased husband and former city com-
missioner. The presentation took place July 10.


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In addition, the board ap-
proved moving Judi Kennington-
Korf into the position on an in-
terim basis, with the expectation
of eventually placing her in the
position. Ms. Kennington-Korf
has served as Assistant County
Administrator under both Mr.
O'Neal and his predecessor Les-
ter Baird and has worked for the
county for 29 years.
Mr. O'Neal marked the end of
his first year as county adminis-
trator in May.

Sub-office vote
In another big move Tuesday
night, the board finally opted

to divest the county of the old
Clewiston Sub-office. The board
had a workshop meeting previ-
ous to the regular meeting that
day in which they heard presen-
tations from Building Director
Bob Bolt and various contractors
who convinced the board that
renovating the old sub-office was
not feasible, nor is looking for
other existing facilities. Commis-
sioner McCarthy moved to autho-
rize contracting with an architect
to come up with a floqr plan for
a new building. He would not
specify a square footage at this
time, saying he just wanted to
get the process started and begin
looking for an appropriate site.
Commissioner Bo Pelham
suggested the board offer the
property to the fair board if they
have the resources to tear down


The rundown of the District 1 Janet B. Taylor will face off in the
Board of County Commissioners August 26 Primary. The winner
race in the July 10 issue was er- of the Primary will meet No Party
roneous. The Democrats in the Affiliation candidate Phillip D. Ro-
race: Pamela B. Jackson, Wanda land in November 4 General Elec-
A. Richardson and incumbent tion. We regret the error.

Continued From Page 1

includes about 25 pounds of top
grade food - no off brands or sec-
Remember to bring your re-
ceipt with you when you go to
pick up your food.
For now, someone from La-
Belle will need to pick up the
food at a regional distribution
- site. Once LaBelle hits the 300,000
unit mark, Angel Food will deliver
the food here.
The local sites expect to be
running in September. Watch for
sign up dates.
Monthly menus are available
in English and in Spanish on An-
gel Food's website: www.angel-
For instance, the August menu
1.5 lb. Ribeye Steaks (4 x 6
5 lb. Chicken Leg Quarters
28 oz. Chicken Breast Nug-
28 oz. Salisbury SteakDinner
32 oz. Breaded Chicken Breast

12 oz. Smoked Sausage
16 oz. California Blend Frozen
16 oz. Frozen Carrots
16 oz. Frozen Chopped Spin-
10 ct. Frozen Waffles
16 oz. Bean Soup Mix
1 lb. Rice
9 oz. Instant Potatoes (14
15 oz. Sliced Peaches
32 oz. Borden Shelf Stable
One Dozen Eggs
One Desert Item

Each unit is designed to feed a
family of four for one week or a
senior citizen for a month.
Angel Food can help you
stretch your food dollar or is a
perfect opportunity to help oth-
ers by purchasing a unit to be
given to a needy family. Volun-
teers are needed.
If your group would like to
sponsor a site, please call Judy
Batton (Healing Waters) at 675-
4021 or Norma Gaure (Christ
Central) at 673-5786.

the old building.
The fair board had originally
donated part of the property to
the county.

When the TRIM notice comes
out next month it will show 8.9
mills. However, that is a working
figure the board will use for the
budgeting process, which has
to be provided to the Property

Continued From Page 1

downtown area. The city would
like to direct truck traffic out of
town if possible but prefers the
current route.
He suggested the board pass
a resolution stating its preference
and citing its desire that there be
no negative impact on business.
He also noted that, with the
.coming development south of
Cowboy Way, the proposed
Helms Road extension will also
divert traffic from SR 80 - a cir-
cumstance that could add to the
decline of downtown LaBelle. He
also said that the city needs to get
serious about caring for its oak
He said the city needs to posi-
tion itself for what people want
LaBelle to look like in the future
as the trees die off or are elimi-
nated through development.

In other business:
* Grant Misterly Applied Tech-
nology Management (ATM) re-
ported on the ongoing color is-
sue with city water.
He said they are eliminating
lime from the treatment and try-
ing a new polymer and coagu-
lant combination to improve the
A mixer should improve re-
sults but is on back order, so the
city has already begun using the
new additives. Mr. Misterly said
the results were good at the plant
but that lines must be flushed
and old sediment in the lines
continues to cloud the water at
the tap.
The color will improve as the
lines are cleaned out, he said.
* The board awarded the con-
tract for sewer lines on Lincoln
Ave. and in Englewood to low
bidder Stevens and Layton. A de-
watering permit for the project

Appraiser by August 4. Budget
workshops begin Monday, July
28, at 9 a.m. in the commission-
ers' board room.
The preliminary millage will
.be adopted September 9 with
the final budget and millage set
September 23. The final millage
may be lower than the 8.9 mills,
but not higher.
The current millage is 6.5
mills. The rollback rate is 7.66.

is now being applied for from
South Florida Water Manage-
ment District.
The good news is that con-
struction costs are going down
and more contractors are bidding
on projects.
* Superintendent of Public
Works Mike Boyle is working
on getting appraisals for a water
plant site at the Paul property. He
said they should have a site next
* The city received a surprise
state appropriation of $100,000
for recycling. The city has had
some cursory discussions with its
trash vendor on recycling.
* The city will also benefit
from $32,000 in unused funds
from a 2004 wastewater project
to purchase a portable genera-
* Lynda Rider approached the
board about placing an historical
marker at the site of the old city
jail at Barron Park.
Representing theLaBelle Heri-
tage Museum Association, she
said the concrete floor for the jail,
which pre-dates Hendry County
(1923), can still be seen. The old
jail had two cells and was con-
structed of corrugated tin walls
and roof.
The board was amenable and
asked Ms. Rider to return with a
proposed plan for the marker.
* Craig Bartoshuk asked about
the status of the plans for the 176-
acre nature park on the north side
of the river.
Mr. Bartoshuk continues to
serve on an advisory board for
the project.
The plan needs to be submit-
ted to the South Florida Water
Management District by October.
Mayor Puletti said the plan is be-
ing reformatted and will be trans-
ferred to SFWMD shortly.
* The mayor asked that some
sort of texturing or coloring be
added to sidewalks in a wharf
project at Barron Park. The.proj-
ect has a $165,000 budget.

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He said he also has a degree in
business management.
Mr. Hornsby said he would
ensure SROs are in the second-
ary schools by using grants.
The biggest challenge for the
department will be to protect citi-
zens proactively through preven-
tion, which will also combat the
jail's chronic overcrowding. He
would also put more people on
the road and do away with some
desk jobs.
Dual certified in law enforce-
ment and corrections, Mr. Horn-
sby said the jail would be a prior-
ity for him.
Kevin Nelson (Rep) lays claim
to 24 years of law enforcement
experience at the same agency
- Collier County Sheriff's Office.
He said 16 of those years were at
the command level.
Mr. Hornsby used his closing
statement to ask people to base
their vote on the most qualified
candidate to carry HCSO into the
Mr. Nelson referred to his ex-
perience in Collier County, which
added SROs as it grew. He said
there all department positions
interact with youth. He would
increase the DARE program and
initiate junior deputy programs.
He said in the future Hendry
County needs to concentrate on
basic law enforcement, concen-
trating on "resource allocation."
He would put on a hiring freeze
at first, then fill positions with
competent people. "
As sheriff, he said he would
"think outside the box" using
such instruments as community
policing techniques and security
surveys to pinpoint problems.
Mr. Nelson said reported crime
increased 16 percent in 2007.
He said drugs are the #1 issue
that relates to all other crimes.
He wants to see seizures in drug
arrests, with confiscated monies
going into a trust fund for preven-
Steve Whidden (Dem). This
Clewiston Police Department of-
ficer talked about his diverse ex-
perience in law enforcement.
He said by not duplicating
positions on the east and west
sides of the county he could save
enough money in the budget to
put six additional deputies on the
road. He said he would also insti-
tute a field training program.
In answer to his questions, Mr.
Whidden said he would also put
SROs in the alternative schools
where students are being given
a last chance before being ex-
He said HCSO's biggest chal-

lenge will remain keeping the
citizens safe. He would do that
by putting more deputies on the
road and doing away with un-
necessary positions.
He is relying on his years of
experience at various levels of
law enforcement, including in-
vestigations and with the federal
government, to guide him if he is
Finally, Mr. Whidden noted
that there a lot of qualified can-
didates in the sheriff's race and
that people should vote for the
one they feel will make them the
safest. He said he has a vested
interest in the county and knows.

the department so, as sheriff,
could be effective right away.
Ronnie Lee (Rep). The in-
cumbent defended his adminis-
tration, saying morale is high in
his department; that he respects
his officers and demands they re-
spect the community.
He pointed at pay raises and
improved equipment. He said he
has made the county safer by tak-
ing drugs off the street.
He answered the question on
School Resource Officers by say-
ing there were three in the coun-
ty secondary schools and he was
adding one at LaBelle Middle
School, which will be there next

He feels the biggest chal-
lenge is the economy and plans
to counteract it by searching for
grant monies.
Sheriff Lee said the number of
employees in administration has
not changed since 1997. He is
filling voids with retired deputies
and has instituted community
patrols in Harlem, Pioneer Plan-
tation and Aqua Isles.
Sheriff Lee said if reelected
he will continue to provide good
law enforcement.
He told the audience he will
continue to cooperate with other
departments to get the job done.

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Re-Elect Ronnie Lee

Re-Elect Your Sheriff
Re-elect your Sheriff to continue the outstanding job you ut him in office to do; Re-elect the
man with experience, knowledge and dedication to duty that you demand from your Sheriff!
Ronnie was born in Clewiston, Florida. His parents were Marion and
Julia Lee. At an early age, Ronnie was taught the importance of family
and social values along with a strong work ethic.
Growing up in Clewiston, Ronnie was active in 'Church and Boy Scouts,
in which he achieved Eagle Scout status, and the God and Country
It was while Ronnie sas attending Clewiston High School that he knew he
wanted a career in Law Enforcement. After graduating he was drafted
into the U.S. Army.
In 1967, Ronnie married Cathy Isbel and in 1968 he attended Edison
Junior College in Fort Myers achieving an AA Degree and a Certificate
in Police Science. His next step was Florida State University in
Tallahassee, where while continuing to work topay for college expenses,
he achieved a Bacheloi of Science Degree in Criminology. In 1997,
Ronnie retired from the United States Marine Corps Reserves as a Master Sergeant.
Ronnie and his wife Cathy have been married 41 years and have two sons, Ronnie Jr. and Ryan.
The newest addition to their family is Ron Jr's wife, Jessica.

Awards, Honors and Affiliations
SSheriff of the Year - Southwest Florida Crime Prevention and Community Policing Association - 2006
SMilitary Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal - Untied State Marine Corps - 2004
* Citizen of the Year - LaBelle Chamber of Commerce - 2001
* Retired Master Sergeant - U.S. Marine Corps Reserves - 1997

Member of the Board of Directors of Following Organizations
Good Wheels * Hendry/Glades Behavioral Health Center * LaBelle Heritage Museum
Southwest Florida Safety Council * Southwest Florida Boy Scouts of America Council
Kiwanis Club of LaBelle * Children's Network
Florida Sheriff's Association * LaBelle Kiwanis Club (Pres Elect) * LaBelle Chamber of Commerce
Clewiston Lions Club * Clewiston Rotary * Clewiston Chamber of Commerce * American Legion
Member of Drug Enforcement Committee with the National Sheriff's Association

Career Path
SClewiston Police Department - Patrolman
SClewiston Police Department - Detective Sergeant
* Clewiston Police Department - Chief of Police
SPalm Beach County Sheriffs Office - Deputy Sheriff
SState Attorney's Office - 20th Judicial Circuit Criminal Investigator and Customs Officer
* Hendry County Sheriff's Office - Sheriff
SGlades County Sheriff's Office - Corporate Investigator USSC
* Hendry County School District - Substitute School Teacher
* Hendry County Sheriff's Office - Sheriff
Paid political advertisement paid for and approved by Ronnie Lee, Republican for Hendry County Sheriff
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Caloosa Belle, Thursday, July 24, 2008 3

FCB hosting homebuyer workshop


aged. You may register by calling
Susan Vaughan at Florida Com-
munity Bank at 863-675-1313.
This workshop is part of an
ongoing homeownership coun-
seling service provided by Hendry
County SHIP and hosted by Flor-
ida Community Bank. If you are
.interested in attending a work-
shop in the future, please contact
Susan Vaughan.at 863-675-1313.
Florida Community Bank is a
full service, community based,
financial institution that provides
high quality financial services

and products tailored to fit the
individual needs of each client
in a caring and flexible manner.
With offices in Charlotte, Hendry,
Lee and Collier counties, Florida
Community Bank is financially
strong, committed to profitable
growth, and focused on doing
what is right not just what is per-
missible for the people and busi-
nesses of Southwest Florida. We
are "Rooted in History and Grow-
ing the Future."

LaBelle, FL- On Thursday,
August 28th, the LaBelle office
of Florida Community Bank will
host a Homebuyer Education
Workshop. The workshop will be
facilitated by Aida Barnhart, Hen-
dry County SHIP Housing Direc-
tor. Barnhart will guide workshop
attendees through the process of
purchasing a home. Special guest
speakers will include Kristina Kul-
pa, Hendry County Property Ap-
praiser and Linda Oswald of Perry
Redish Insurance. Pre-registration
for this class is strongly encour-


Caloosa Belle/Dale Conyers

New drivers
Langford Ford has a long established tradition of stepping up to fill a community need - es-
pecially one related to LaBelle's students. For instance, for over 30 years the dealership has
donated use of a vehicle for the LaBelle High School summer driving class. The donation
has made it possible for a large number of new drivers to learn the basics of the road in a
safe environment. For 20 of those years, Ron Dunbar has been an instructor. The class is
provided free of charge every summer. Students cover road signage as well as all the basic
skills of driving a vehicle. Graduates of the driving class are fully aware of the importance
of the driving privilege and well versed in executing all the standard procedures. New driv-
ers are: Danielle Bennett, Carla Munoz, Michael Terrell, David Miller, Chris Garcia, Brooke
Awbrey, Briana Pascher, Lizabeth McKinney, Kate Barnes. Emily Hull was not available for
the picture.

USDA survey to focus on farm labor

How many workers are em-
ployed on agricultural operations
in Florida? What is the average
number of hours worked by em-
ployees? What wage rates are
paid to workers? These are the
key questions the Field Office of
the US Department of Agricul-
ture's National Agricultural Statis-
tics Service (NASS) will be asking
producers statewide as part of the
July Agricultural Labor Survey.
"As labor issues remain a con-
cern in the agriculture industry,
the Agricultural Labor Survey is.
one of the most timely surveys
conducted by NASS," explained
Ben Klugh director of the NASS
Florida Field Office. "Labor ex-
penses account for a significant
portion of farmers' production
costs. This survey provides the vi-
tal information needed to ensure
fair administration of employ-
ment regulations affecting farm-
ers and their bottom liries."
Data from the Agricultural La-
bor Survey are used to establish
minimum %\age rates for domes-
tic and foreign agricultural work-
ers, administer farm labor re-
cruitment and placement service
programs, and assist legislators in
determining labor policies.

"Participation in this survey is
greatly encouraged. Accurate in-
formation collected directly from
farmers and ranchers will pro-
vide the foundation for reliable
agricultural labor estimates," said
During the last two weeks of
July, NASS is contacting selected
Florida producers by mail, tele-
phones personal visit and ask
them to provide information on
their total number of hired work-
ers, hours worked and wage rates
paid during that week. The in-
formation will be compiled and
analyzed, then published in the
USDA quarterly Farm Labor re-
port, scheduled to be released on
August 15, 2008. Additional Agri-
cultural Labor Surveys will follow
in October and January.
As with all NASS surveys, infor-
mation provided by respondents
is confidential by law. "NASS
safeguards the confidentiality of
all responses and publishes only
state- and national-level data, en-
suring that no individual opera-
tion or producer can be identi-
fied," stated Klugh.
Time is running out for people
to fill out the survey. July 31 is
the last day they will be accept-

Arrest reports

Cyril Lewis Banning, 41, was
arrested July 18 and charged with
possession of cocaine. Cpl. Horn
was the arresting officer.
Cody Rogers, 18, was arrested
July 14 and charged as a fugitive
from justice in state. Deputy J.
Poole was the arresting officer.
Robert Christopher Saucier,
S21, was arrested July 14 on a war-
rant and charged with VOP: felo-
ny or community control. Deputy
George Elver was the arresting
Victor Roa, 30, was arrested
July 13 and charged with bur-
glary of a structure/conveyance
unarmed without a person inside
and larceny $300-$5,000. Deputy
Buchhoffer was the arresting of-
Two 16-year-old juveniles were
arrested July 16 and charged with
burglary of a structure or convey-
ance unarmed and without a per-
son inside and larceny petit theft
first degree property $100-$300.
Investigator Brett .Daley was the
arresting officer.
Lucus Ervin Kelly, 22, was ar-
rested July 15 and charged with
possession of cocaine selling
within 1,000 feet from a place of
worship/business Schedule II,
possession of under 20 grams of
marijuana and possession/use of
narcotic equipment. Investigator
Daley was the arresting officer.
Julian Charke Tarin, 25, was
arrested July 15 and charged as a
fugitive from justice-Glades Coun-
ty. Investigator Robert Archer was
the arresting officer.
Nina Marie Black, 40, was ar-
rested July 15 and charged on a
warrant as a fugitive from justice
in state. Deputy Terri Hessler was
the arresting officer.
Steven Bradley Maldonado, 29,
was arrested July 15 on a warrant
and charged as a fugitive from
justice in state. Cpl. Davis.was the
arresting officer.
Rolando Rancano, 21, was
arrested July 15 and charged as
a fugitive from justice in state.
Deputy J. Lansaw was the arrest-
ing officer.
Moises Lopez, 41, was arrest-
ed July 14 and charged with VOP:
felony or community control. S.
Reed was the arresting officer.
Juan Carlos Cruz, 18, was ar-
rested July 15 and charged with
a non-moving traffic violation
driving with a suspended license

first offense, criminal mischief
under $200 in damages, robbery
by sudden snatching without a
firearm or weapon and resisting
an officer/obstruction without
violence. Deputy J. Smith was the
arresting officer.
Johnnie Robert Hyde, 26, was
arrested July 18 and charged
with aggravated battery - knew
or should have know the victim
was pregnant, and possession of
narcotic equipment/drug para-
phernalia. Deputy J. Woods was
the arresting officer.
Alejandro Escobar, 30, was
arrested July 17 and charged as
a fugitive from justice in state.
Deputy Buchhofer was the arrest-
ing officer.
Kelly Marie Delacruz, was ar-
rested July 13 and charged with
.burglary of a structure/convey-
ance unarmed without a person
in side and theft $300-$5,000.
Deputy Buchhofer was the arrest-
ing officer.

Kelly Blanset Lee, 27, was ar-
rested July 18 and charged with.
possession of cocaine with in-
tent to sell, manufacture, deliver,
etc., Schedule II, possession of
over 20 grams of marijuana or a
controlled substance without a.
prescription, keeping a shop or
vehicle etc. for drugs first offense,
possession/use of narcotics
equipment and possession/use/
manufacture of paraphernalia to
transport drugs. Investigator Brett
Daley was arresting officer.
Rolando Garcia, 31, was ar-
rested July 18 and charged with
possession of cocaine with in-
tent to sell, manufacture, deliver,
etc., Schedule II, possession of
over 20 grams of marijuana or a
controlled substance without a
prescription, keeping a shop or
vehicle etc. for drugs first offense,
possession/use of narcotics
equipment and possession/use/
manufacture of paraphernalia to
transport drugs. Investigator Brett
Daley was arresting officer.
Cameron Nicole Edwards, 22,
was arrested July 14 and charged
with possession of marijuana
over 20 grams or a controlled
substance, possession of under
20 grams of marijuana and pos-
session of narcotics equipment.
Deputy Julius Taylor was the ar-
resting officer.

ing replies. Glades and Hendry
have been the lowest count so
far. People can go to the FHREDI
Web site at www.fhredi.com se-
lect transportation and then scroll
down to survey. It will only take
three minutes of their time.
All reports are available on the
NASS web site: www.nass.usda.
gov. For more information on
NASS surveys and reports, call the
NASS Florida Field Office at 1-800-

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Thank You

In gratitude
Nothing can compare with the
loss of a beloved son, but having
caring, giving people around you
is a blessing.
The genuine kindness shown
by the people of this town as my
family has grieved for my son,
Chief Warrant Officer Robert
Charles Hammett, has touched
:and sustained us.
As you know, we all lost my
boy in Iraq June 24 as he was try-
ing to help the Iraqi people build
a new government and a future.
Thank you to everyone for all
the cards, calls, food, thoughts
and prayers for my family. Thank
you to the veterans organizations
who continue to plan a fund
raiser for Charlie's family and the
family of Staff Sgt. Christopher
Strickland, who was killed in Af-
ghanistan just a day after my son.
I will always be grateful for the
outpouring of thoughtfulness and
Johnny Hammett

Thanks to all involved
I would like to take this time
to thank all that were involved
in making the LaBelle Cowboys
Class of 1973 35-year reunion
Without their help this would
not have happened.
Port LaBelle Inn for their great
hospitality for our two day event.
Gator Hammock Catering Buddy
Taylor for the great food. The U-
Save Supermarket for their great
Raffle tickets by Lyons Print-
ing and Everglades Equipment of
Immokalee for the Alumni tent at
Swamp Cabbage 2008. To Charlie
Peacock for the handmade swing
and to Wade Fuller for the fishing
A special thanks to Kathy Alt-
man Pate for being on the go
from day one. To the rest of the
reunion committee Carol Holland
Howard, Deloris Adams, Bessie
Jones Gregory and Charlie Pea-
cock thank you.

And thanks to all that wish to
remain unknown.
Bless you all.
Thanks from my heart,
Judy Smith Fuller
LHS Class 1973

West Glades support
Dear Editor:
The faculty and staff at West
Glades School would like to thank
the WGS PTO for their support
throughout the 2007-2008 school
This small group of hard-
working parents provided many
extras that we would otherwise
not have had. As a result of fund
raising efforts, they purchased a
swing set and had it installed on
our playground. They purchased
classroom libraries.
They sponsored honor roll rec-
ognition each quarter. They pur-
chased end-of-year trophies and
medals to award our students
who excelled. They purchased
and coordinated distribution of
snacks for FCAT testing.
They provided a back to school
breakfast for staff and a luncheon
for teacher appreciation week.
They coordinated the collection
and redemption of Campbells
soup labels and box tops for edu-
cation. They sponsor the walk-a-
thon an'd Bunny Bingo.
To all parents who participate
in or attend any school programs
- thank you! We encourage more
of you to attend the once a month
PTO meetings at West Glades
Even if you can give jist a little
bit of time, it will mean a lot to the
students at WGS. The services the
PTO provides enrich. our school
Debra Davis, Principal

Weather Forecast
Weather forecast for Hendry County from the National Weather
LaBelle and surrounding area
Thursday: Mostly cloudy with a high near 92. Winds will be calm
becoming easterly at around 5 mph with a 50 percent chance of show-
ers and thunderstorms.
Thursday night: Partly cloudy with a low around 72. Winds will
be light and from the east.

Extended Forecast
Friday: Partly cloudy with a high near 93. Winds will be from the
east between 3 and 6 mph with a 30 percent chance of showers and
Friday night: Partly cloudy with a low around 73 and light winds
from the east.
Saturday: Partly cloudy, with a high near 93. Winds will be from
the east between 3 and 5 mph with a 30 percent chance of showers
and thunderstorms.
Saturday night: Partly cloudy with a low around 73.
Sunday: Partly cloudy with a high near 92 and a 30 percent chance
of showers and thunderstorms.
Sunday night: Partly cloudy with a low around 73 and a 20 per-
cent chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Monday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 92 and a 40 percent
chance of showers and thunderstorms.

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Guest Commentary

Are you ready to see some better days?

By Pastor Les Morgan
Caloosa Baptist Church,
Have you ever said any of the
following? "Man, what a day!",
"Whew! I thought this day would
never end!" ,"I would like to go
back to bed and start this day
There is no way around it -
some days are just plain ugly! At
times it seems no matter what is
done, a tough day just never lets
When tough days come our
way and we access why there
were so many struggles in one
24-hour period, our answer come
in multiples. Some times we have
been through a brutal day be-
cause we failed to plan adequate-
ly. Other times, our emotional
fatigue is because we got caught
in the cross-fire of another's bad
attitude. At other points, we sim-
ply want to close our eyes and
pull the covers up over our head
'and start sing, "Make the world
go away!"'
The bottom line to bad days is
this - we need to do our part to
make our days as productive and
enjoyable as possible. While no

one can have a perfect day every
day, below are some ideas that
perhaps will be helpful.
1. Be pleasant. Do you like to
be around to people who have
a stinky attitude? Probably not.
Most people don't enjoy grumpy
people, so if that is your style of
approaching life, try a new ap-
proach. Smile. Jesus said, "Do
unto others as you would have
them do unto you." When we are
pleasant toward others, it comes
back to us in a hundredfold re-
2. Be positive. Function in
faith, facing every obstacle with
the affirmation, "I can do all
things through Christ who gives
me strength." Rise above the cyh-
icism, negativism, and despon-
dency of our present age with
the attitude that says, "Rejoice in
the Lord always and again I say
rejoice!" (Philippians 4:4). The
positive attitude is much more in-
viting and pleasant.
3. Be productive. The Apostle
Paul exhorts us, "He who has
been stealing must steal no lon-
ger, but must work, doing some-
thing useful with his own hands,
that he may have something to
share with those in need." (Eph

4:28). Happiness is the fruit of
productive living.
4. Be pure. Purity means to
hate what is evil and cling to what
is good; to avoid the very appear-
ances of evil, and to be holy even
as Christ is holy (see Romans
12:9; 1 Thessalonians 5:22; 1 Pe-
ter 1:16).
5. Be pliable. Bounce back
when disappointed and learn to
adjust to the changing circum-
stances of life. Remember, "When
you can't direct the winds, adjust
your sails."
6. Be patient. It has been said
that, "Hurry is not of the devil; it
is the devil." In our day of hustle
and bustle and fast living in the rat
race it is imperative that we learn
the patience of Job (James 5:11).
7. Be peaceful. Every person is
confronted with good reasons for
worry, anxiety and fear. We face
financial setbacks, health prob-
lems, and adverse circumstances
which are beyond our control.
The Christian antidote to worry is
th6 peace of Christ which floods
our hearts as we cast our cares
upon Him (1 Peter 5:7; Philippi-
ans 4:6,7).
8. Be prioritized. Put first things
first. You can't do it all! Set up a

list of what is crucial and what is
secondary. Jesus tells us to "seek
first the kingdom of God and His
righteousness and all these things
will be added unto you as well"
(Matthew 6:33).
9. Be prayerful. Prayer is un-
broken communion with the
Lord. It involves both talking and
listening as we learn to practice
the presence of God every minute
of every day. The psalmist tells us,
"In thy presence is the fullness of
joy" (Psalm 16:11).
10. Be praiseful. Praise is the
single most prevalent attitude and
action in a persons life. Praise
springs forth from the heart that
is careful to count the blessings of
the Lord as opposed to forgetting
His goodness (Psalm 103:1-5).
Here's a good project - catch
someone doing something right
Dr. Les Morgan is pastor of
Caloosa Baptist Church located
200 yards behind Flora Ella's in

Community Briefs

Boy Scout sign ups
Sign-up Night for new Hendry
County Cub & Boy Scouts Thurs-
day, August 28, at 6:30 p.m. at all
public elementary school cafete-
rias in Lee and Hendry Counties
Now is the time to join the fun
and excitement of America's fore-
most youth program for boys-
Cub & Boy Scouting. Scouting
provides youth with an oppor-
tunity to try new thing, provide
service to others, build self con-
fidence, develop academic skills
and reinforce ethical standards.
These opportunities not only
help them when they are young,
but carry forward into their adult
lives and the values by which they

Work shop on fuel
conversion planned
On August 5-6, Nick Lulka and
Tom Johnson representing SMAR-
TEFUEL, will host a work shop
meeting on the hydrogen-gas fuel
conversion system at the LaBelle
Motel, 170 W Hickpochee Ave.
(SR 80). Rich Rogers, an authority
on this technology, is being flown
in from Georgia. Rich Rogers will
explain and physically show us
this technology. Tom Johnson's
Ford pick-up truck and Nick
Lulka's personal family car, both
gas engines, will be converted
to this system and tested at this
time. SMARTEFUEL, is hoping to
find a member of the community
or business, who owhs a diesel
engine truck or car, who would
like to take part with this work
shop test at no charge, (call Tom
Johnson at the LaBelle Motel 863
The hydrogen-gas fuel conver-
sion technology has been avail-
able for the past 70 years. Pres-
ent day high gas prices has made
this technology very practical and
popular. Rich Rogers will an-
swer questions concerning the
effectiveness of this system and
the effects it will have on gas and
diesel engines.

Class of '79 reunion
The LHS Class of 1979 is plan-
ning its.30-year reunion. For in-
formation please contact Chris at
863-675-6657, robbinscdchris@
netscape.net or Selena at 334-
794-8570 secrawford@dothan.
kl2.al.us with updated addresses
and phone numbers for any class-

Kick tobacco now
Are you ready to stop smoking
or chewing tobacco? Come to the
Hendry County Health Depart-
ment Wednesday, August 6, from
5:30-6:30 p.m. Call Valarie at 863-
674-4056 ext. 128 to register.

Free Amateur radio
classes offered
Get your technician class ama-
teur radio license. Help your com-
munity and tune into the world.
Classes are free and will be held on
Wednesday nights at First United
Methodist Church of Moore Ha-
ven. The church is located at 300
Avenue L at the corner of Avenue
L and Third Street from 7 until 8
p.m. starting on Wednesday, July
30. Simply purchase the ARRL II
am Radio License Manual, first
edition, third printing #9639 ISBN
0-87259-963-9 at arrl.org on the
web or by calling 1-888-277-5289.
Read chapter one before attend-
ing the first class and we will see
you on July 30.
Call 863-946-1457 for more in-

What should be the
2009 SCF theme?
Now is the time to plan the
2009 Swamp Cabbage Festival.
Meetings are the first Monday
monthly at 6:30 p.m. at LaBelle
City Hall. The next meeting will
be August 4.
The committee hopes to
choose a theme for the festival
by the September meeting so the
time to brainstorm is now - be
creative! Come up with a short
theme that sums up LaBelle and
the SCF. Bring your ideas to the
August meeting or drop them off
at the Chamber of Commerce,
All local businesses and orga-
nizations are reminded that it's
time to send in letters naming
their SCF representative and an
alternate. Only those official rep-
resentatives will be able to vote
on SCF business.
The SCF extends an invita-
tion to everyone who thinks they
may be interested in planning this
huge local event. There's no bet-
ter way to show your heart's in
LaBelle than to be involved in its
biggest party of the year!

Meet Glades County
The Glades County Demo-
cratic and Republican Executive
Committees are jointly sponsor-
ing a candidate forum to be held
Thursday, August 7, at 6:30 p.m.
at the Doyle Conner Auditorium;
900 US 27 North in Moore Ha-
ven. Candidates for Federal, State,
County, and City of Moore Haven
have been invited to participate.
Each candidate will have an op-.
portunity to address the public
and each candidate will have a
table with literature and refresh-
ments for the attendees. There
will be ample opportunity for the
public to speak to the candidates
following the program. Incum-
bent office holders who are un-
opposed will also be on hand to
greet the public.
The primary election will be
held on August 26 and the general
election will be held on Novem-
ber 4.

Stop over-eating
The 24-hour group of Anony-
mous Impulsive Eaters invites
everyone who has an overweight
problem to their first anniversary
and also to a public informational
meeting about how to stop eat-
ing desperately and how to lose
weight with no. pills, no diets and
no exercise. The meeting will
take place August 2 at 3 p.m. The
reception is at the LaBelle Woods
Resort, 620 South Main Street.
Members hope to see you
there. Please do not bring chil-
dren. There will be dinner and a
dance for free. For information
call 863-675-3261 or cell 863-243-

Enjoy Steak for Two
LaBelle Youth Livestock and
Agri Show's Annual Steak for Two
dinner on July 26 will include
steak, baked potato or sweet
potato, corn on the cob, green
beans, banana pudding and tea.
The dinner begins at 7 p.m. at La-
Belle Civic Center. Tickets (good
for two meals) are $100 each and
include a chance for the $5,000
cash drawing. Tickets are avail-
able at Florida Community Bank.

Demos plan breakfast
The Hendry County Demo-
cratic Committee is sponsoring a
pancake breakfast Saturday, July
26, beginning at 9 a.m. at Bar-

ron Park in LaBelle. The public
in invited to come as you are and
meet the Democratic candidates.
The event is free.

Democratic committee
meets July 29
The Hendry County Demo-
cratic Committee will meet at the
Century 21 Real Estate office, 433
Hwy. 80W, at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday,
July 29. All Hendry County vot-
ers are welcome. Details on the
Obama Rally to be held in Belle
Glade on August 2 will be dis-
cussed. For more information,
you may e-mail hendrydems@

Glades considers
mandatory garbage
pick up
July 28, at 2 p.m. in the Moore Ha-
ven Commissioner's Chambers
will be a workshop, open to the
public on a proposed mandatory
garbage pick up ordinance. Any-
one needing additional informa-
tion should call Jimmy Cianfrani,
President Muse Community Asso-
ciation, at 863-674-0467.

Learn to fish
If you've wanted to know how
to fish but don't'know where to
start, Riverside Mraine Bait and
Tackle is offering free one-hour
tutoring in "the BAsics of local
Freshwater Fishing." Daytime and
evening hours available. Call Julie
at 675-8828 to set up an appoint-

Hope Connections
presents Summer Fest
Hope Connections will host a
fun evening for seniors on Friday,
July 25, from 6-8 p.m. Summer
Fest will be held at the Hope Con-
nections office, 475 East Cowboy
Way in LaBelle. Light refresh-
ments will be served, with en-
tertainment by Don Sparrow and
Hope Connections serves se-
niors age 60 and older, providing
help with daily activities including
personal care, meals, transporta-
tion, medical equipment and sup-
plies, and emergency response

CDD seeks input on
The Port LaBelle Community
Development District (PLCDD)
Board of Supervisors is seeking
Port LaBelle citizen input regard-
ing next year's budget at their July
24 6 p.m. meeting at the district
Due to lower property values in
Hendry County the tax rate must
go up. The board desires citizen
input on the importance of con-
tracted law enforcement services
and major road repairs/improve-
ments. Citizens are encouraged
to attend.

Be a foster, adoptive
The Children's Network of
Southwest Florida will hold an
orientation on "How to become a
Foster Parent/Adoptive Parent" on
September 4 at the Department of
Children & Families, 485 E. Cow-
boy Way, LaBelle, from 6-7 p.m.
Children's Network of South-
west Florida serves as the lead
agency to oversee foster care and
adoptions services in Collier, Lee,
Charlotte, Hendry and Glades

counties. Children's Network of
Southwest Florida has partnered
with Family Preservation Service,
Lutheran Services Florida, and the
Florida Baptist Children's Home
to recruit more foster families in
the five-county region. For those
interested in becoming a foster/
adoptive family, please call 1-800-
89FAMILY (1-800-893-2645).

AA has weekly
Sunday: 7 p.m. Port LaBelle
Group (open meeting) Church of
the Good Shepherd, 1098 Colling-
swood Pkwy;
Tuesday: 8 p.m. LaBelle Group
(closed 12 step)
First Christian Church, Ford St.
Wednesday: Noon Port La-
Belle Groqp, Collingswood Pkwy,
Open Big Book Study
Thursday: 8 p.m. LaBelle
Group, Ford St. Open meeting
Friday: 7 p.m. Port LaBelle
Group, Collingswood Pkwy, Open

Library hosts final
summer activity
The last Barron Library Sum-
mer Kids Program of the year will
be held Thursday August 7, from
11 a.m. till noon.

Activities for seniors
at Hope Connections
Hope Connections, located at
the L.J. Nobles Center, 475 East
Cowboy Way 'in LaBelle offers
free, fun activities to the commu-
nity, including: Aerobics - every
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
from 8:30-9:30 a.m. and Line
dancing - every Friday from 4-5

Program Center plans
summer fun
Summer Fun Camp - manda-
tory pre-registration Monday-Fri-
days 7:30 a.m. till 6 p.m. at the La-
Belle Program Center on SR 29S.
Camp will include arts and crafts,
free play time, games, computer
time and a Splash Zone for lots
for wet and wild fun. Call now to
reserve your spot, the camp fills
up fast and there is a limited num-
ber of slots.
Karate: All ages and levels,
Monday and Wednesday classes.
Black belt Jan Bass is the instruc-
Clogging: Mandatory pre-reg-
istration. The class will run for
four weeks beginning July 1. Be-
ginner class ages three years and
up Tuesday at 5:15 p.m. Instruc-
tor Pat Bedingfield assisted by
Intermediate Plus and Advanced
Country Rhythm Cloggers.
Intermediate and Intermediate
Plus class Thursdays at 5:15 p.m.
Instructor Pat Bedingfield with
Advanced Country Rhythm Clog-
gers assisting.

Class of '99 planning
tenth reunion
Class of '99 We are getting
ready for our 10 year class re-
union Contact Us at lHS99@hot-
mail.com or www.myspace.com/
ihsco99 Hope to hear from you

Class of '88 planning
twentieth reunion
The LHS Class of 1988 is plan-
ning its 20 year reunion. For in-
formation please call Leigh at
863-675-9288 or e-mail lhfmjf(a

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Caloosa Belle, Thursday, July 24, 2008 5

Rotarians hear war memoir

What can compare to the hu-
man spirit?
It can absorb years of brutality
and torture and yet survive. It can
forgive and even transcend.
LaBelle Rotarians heard the
first-hand account of a young
boy who, with his family, suffered
much at the hands of two of the
20th Century's most blood thirsty
As guest speaker for the group
July 22, 72-year-old Anatole Kurd-
sjuk told of his life and his family's
pain and loss.
SFirst suffering through Stalin's
persecution and banishment, his
parents escaped from the Russian
gulags in Siberia. They lost their
four older children.

Submitted photo
Anatole Kurdsjuk.

The family persevered through
the Nazi terror - just another tiny

group caught up in the black evil of
a slave labor camp near Cologne.
On March 29,1945, the camp was
liberated by Patton's 3rd Army, an
experience that helped young
Anatole balance the evil in his life
with human kindness.
Mr. Kurdsjuk has authored a
book, The Long Walk Home with
Miracles Along the Way, detailing
his memoirs, revealing not just
the suffering but also the love,
joy, faith and determination of his
Mr. Kurdsjuk's book may be
purchased at major book stores
or on line at www.thelongwalk-
home.com. He is also available to
speak at other meetings. Call 239-

LaBelle Class of 1973 35th reunion

Port LaBelle Inn was the loca-
tion of the 35th year reunion of
the LHS Class of 1973 on June
21,2008, at 6 p.m.
A luau was the theme for
the Saturday event. Classmates
from as far away as North
Carolina enjoyed a evening of
tropical music and some 1970s
music while enjoying a buffet
style dinner. A tropical decor of
pineapples and hibiscus flowers
and lanterns .as well as flamin-
gos brightened the evening and
a grass skirt was seen swaying
around in the room (Charlie
Peacock, of course).
Some activities were done like
cheerleaders doing cheers and
football players doing their best
football stances.
A memorial to two passed
classmates, Stan Stinnett and Aus-

Submitted photo/Judy Smith Fuller
Members of the LaBelle High School Class of 1973 gathered
for fun and memories at their 35th class reunion June 21.

tin Darby, was displayed in their
honor. The reunion was dedicat-
ed to them.
Joe Thomas was the class Hon-
ored Teacher guest, he just cel-

ebrated his 50th reunion this year.
On June 22 at 1:00 p.m. a bar-
becue was held for classmates and
,families. A live band named Cadence
Wednesday played in the aftemoon.

Hospital employees tour patient rooms

Throughout the day on Friday,
July 11, employees of Hendry Re-
gional.Medical Center strolled the
hallways to tour patient rooms.
Recently each of the 25 in-patient
rooms had been given a face-lift
with a:
* 20" LCD flat screen TV
* 12" atomic clock
* decorative window valance
* fresh coat of paint -
* digital nature framed picture
* daily wall calendar
Sand a beautiful artificial
flower arrangement.
Two rooms were designated
as pediatric rooms, painted with
figurines such as frogs, raccoons,
butterflies, baby ducks and more
- providing a welcome and less
fearful environment for children.
When the televisions were first
being installed, a family mem-
ber asked her mother, who was
walking with her IV pole. in the
hall, which room she was in - She

smiled and said, "I'm in the room
with the flat screen TV." Clearly,
there's no place like home and no
enjoyment in being hospitalized,
but at least the newly decorated
rooms are providing a homier at-
mosphere for HRMC patients.
Room renovations would not
have been possible without con-
tributions from hospital employ-
ees, medical staff and the board
of directors through one-time
donations and payroll deductions
to the Hendry Regional Medical
Center Foundation. From their
collective giving, approximately
$28,000 was raised during the
Foundation's Employee Annual
Giving Campaign last Novem-
ber. Employees were pleased to
see that these funds were used
for this project. One staff mem-
ber made the comment, "It is so
gratifying to see the charity of the
hospital staff come to life within
the patient rooms."

To honor those employees
who participated in the cam-
paign, the HRMC Foundation
placed a recognition board on the
Foundation wall outside of the
Administration Office, which dis-
played the names of the donors.
In addition, recently, the owners
of the Clewiston Inn, Yasir Khan
and Floyd Salkey, sponsored a
wonderful hospital employee
dinner, whereby the Founda-
tion members could once again
provide thanks and recognition
throughout the evening for "Giv-
ing the Gift of Good Health."

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Local sheriff reaches out

to help abused children

(July 17, 2008) - There are cur-
rently 1,900 children in Southwest
Florida that have all have suffered
at the hands of abuse and neglect.
One local sheriff has decided to
do something about it.
On Monday July 14, the Chil-
dren's Cabinet, spearheaded by
Lt. Governor Jeff Kottkamp, met
at FGCU to discuss how to im-
prove the lives of children in our
communities. Sitting in the front
row was Sheriff Ronnie Lee of
Hendry County. Sheriff Lee is a
member of the Board of Direc-
tors for the Children's Network of
Southwest Florida.
The Children's Cabinet dis-
cussed many things that day such
as collaboration between agen-
cies, improving the Juvenile Jus-
tice system and much more. But
what stood out was a heartfelt
plea from Sheriff Lee. "We have
to do something about the drugs
in our communities. Seventy per-
cent of children that are being
abused right now have parents

that are involved in drugs and al-
cohol. This has to stop." pleaded
Sheriff Lee to the Cabinet Mem-
bers and the Lt. Governor.
Afterwards, Lt. Governor per-
sonally thanked Sheriff Lee for his
efforts to keep our children safe.
Sheriff Lee has been commit-
ted to helping the children of not
only Hendry County, but also the
other four counties that make up
Southwest Florida. Since joining
the Board of the Children's Net-
work, he has been involved in
numerous public events, such as
a Child Abuse Prevention Confer-
ence, where he served as a key-
note speaker, to a public safety
fair in Centennial Park where he
urged the local community to
"Protect Our Children."
The Children's Network of
Southwest Florida is proud of the
advocacy given by Sheriff Ronnie
Lee. He is a true representation of
what a local sheriff protecting his
community is all about.

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Network, Lt. Governor Jeff Kottkamp, Penny Deutsch, Board
Member, Children's Network, Sheriff Ronnie Lee, Board Mem-
ber, Children's Network, and Nadereh Salim, CEO, Children's
Network, at the Children's Cabinet at FGCU.


Hugh W Bryant
Hugh W Bryant, age 101, of
Largo, FL. died. July 20, 2008, in
Cherokee, Alabama. He was born
May-28, 1907 in Riverton, Alabama
to Eugene Bryant and Ida (Car-
rithers) Bryant. He was a former,
longtime resident of LaBelle.
Survivors include his two sons
Norman Bryant and wife Jackie
of Alabama, Willard Bryant of
Titusville, FL; and two daughters
Mamie Hall of Orlando, FL, Ruby-
Gay Shipway (Ron) of Largo, FL,;
brothers John Bryant of Lynn,
AL,; four sisters Lila Gilford of Mt.
Dora, FL, Elizabeth Buckner of
Belleview, OH, Virginia Penley of
Lynn, AL, Sadie Cochran of TX,;
six grandchildren, eleven great-
grandchildren and eight great-
great grandchildren. He was pre-
ceded in death by parents, wife,
Ruby R. Bryant; wife Mattie V
Bryant; son James A. Bryant; step
mother Cora Bowling; brothers
Jim Bryant, Buck Bryant, Eugene
Bryant, Mack Bryant, Harris Bry-
ant and Herbert Bryant; sisters:
Betty Cockrill, Ella Mae Ward and
Grace Moore.
Funeral services will be held
July 26 at Akin-Davis Funeral
Home, 560 E. Hickpochee Ave.,
LaBelle with Reverend Steve Gor-
noski officiating. Interment will
follow in Ft. Denaud Cemetery,
Arrangements by Akin-Davis
Funeral Home - LaBelle.

Franklin D. "Buddy"

Franklin D. "Buddy" Suggs, age
71, of Palmdale, died on July 16,
2008 at his home in Palmdale af-
ter a courageous battle with can-
cer. He was born Oct. 29, 1936, in
Bradenton, son of the late Pinkey
D. and the late Geneva (Davis)
Suggs. He has worked for Bron-
son's Ranch, Kelley and Bowden
Construction and most recently
Rinker. Buddy enjoyed hunting,
fishing, going to church and be-
ing with family and friends. He
was a member of Venus Baptist
Church and River Ranch Property
Assoc. He was a former resident
of Okeechobee.
Survivors include his wife of
52 years: Joanne(Arnold) Suggs,
two sons, Del (Cindy) Suggs, Bill
(Beth) Suggs, both of Okeecho-
bee, three daughters, Margie
(Wesley) Poncier of Palmdale,.
Lisa (Mike) Lilley, Kandi (An-
thony) Pascher, both of LaBelle,
three sisters: Daisy Fallowfield,
Shirley Miller, both of Bradenton,
Maxine (Bill) Wells of St. Marks,
FL; eleven grandchildren, seven
Funeral services were held Sat-
urday, July 19, at 11 a.m. at Venus
Baptist Church, Venus with Rev.
Jimmy Snell and Rev. Earl Cline
officiating. Interment followed in
Ortona Cemetery, Moore Haven.
All arrangements were under
the direction of Akin-Davis Funer-
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* 2 ac In Oak Haven Estates. No impact
fees In Hendry County make this the
right time to buyl $220,000.
* Live Oak Ln. Seconds from town but
feels like miles away. 2 ac with no deed
restrictions. $160,000.
* 5 acs on Case Rd. Can be split into 2
separate homesites. $100,000.
* 1 ac oversized homesite on dead
end street w/cul-de-sac. $74,900.


3Bedroom/lBath in Country Villag.e Roof is 3 yrs
old. HOA . Backs up to green belt. Asking

3/1 MLK. IR. BLVD - with Carport - $600/M

2/1 AVENUE H - Moore Haven - $550/M
2/1 AVE. H -Moore Haven w/d - $625/M
1/1 OXBOW DR. - Condo- $625/M
2/2 MARINER CT.- Furnished - $700/M
3/2 DERBY LN - Mobile - $750/M
3/2/1 S. EDGEWATER - $750/M
3/2/1 RYE CT- Port LaBelle - $750/M
3/1/1 S.EDGEWATER- $750./M
3/2/1 SENA LANE- lanai - 850/M
3/2 BLUEBERRY N - Muse - $800/M
3/2/1 ALBANY RD - Pt. LaBelle - $750/M
3/2 SEMINOLE AVE - Mobile - $800/M
2/ CONDO - Furnished - Lehigh - $1,000/M
3/2.5/ ON RIVER -For Sale Also- $2,000/M

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* Immaculate 3/2 in Port LaBelle. Features tile
throughout hme, oversized kitchen and much
much more. $195,000.
* Cozy 1/1 condo w/den in Gateway. Fresh paint,
ceramic tile and upgrades thru out. $165,000.
* Almost new 3/2 in Port LaBelle. Fresh paint,
new flooring and appliances. Ready to move into.
* Great home for a great price! This 3BR/2B
home features a large master suite, spacious
kitchen and an attached carport. Only $130,000
. Ce it sp-

* Immaculate 3/2 hole lon corner lot in Port
1ae llpnWIT lO'sized
kitchen w/D1reaflaSt area irtcnnicl inore,
* Nice 3/2 in Port LaBelle. Ceramic tile, upgrad-
ed kitchen cabinets & appliances. $114,900.
* 3/2 with pool in Lehigh. Situated on .50 acre,
Ceramic tile, wood floorings and nmuch more,
* The Eliminator! Strike out the high prices.
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3BR/2I V oE 0N tdc-lo
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chance at only $108,000
* Priced to sell! 3/2 near schools and not to far
from town. $97,900.
* 1,446 sq. ft. under air. New carpet, corner lot.

* BANK OWNEDI 3BR/2B hole located in the
prestigious river front subdivision of Quail Runl.
Features include fenced back yard, screened
porch, ceramic tile and much more. $89,900
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* 3/2 CBS Lehigh home on corner lot and only
minutes flom Ft Myers. $77,000
* Investors! Handy man special located in
Iehigh. 3/1 with detached garage and workshop.
* Investors! Hlandy nmand special 2/1 on corner
lot in Lehigh $30,000.
* Greal investment potential! IBR/IlBhollimeona ;
corner lot. lHolmes needs some work..., hut is
priced to sell, $25,000
********** MOBILE HOMES **********
* Need more "living" roon? 2,152 st ft of luxuri-
ous living. This 4BIR/2B home on 10+/- acres hlias
it all, from it spacious family rooImi w/stone fire-
place, lastr suite w/office, covered porch, anildt
fencing for horses, This one is a steal (qi only
* Size will surprise you! 2BIV2B home on 10+/-
acres is very well kept and formiIer module home1 .
Features a warm collmfolrtlble living room w/gas
fireplacc, spacious kitchen, front & real covered
porches, $250,000

* Minutes Iron mtanquiily! Nice 3/2 manur.ic-
tured home on 2.41+/- acres, Ample kitchen,
stone fireplace and plenty of yard. $155,000.
* Plenty of room for gardening on these 2.29+/-
acres with a 3/2 manufactured home. Motivated
seller $150,000.
* Relax the rural way! Situated on 1.25 acs inl
growing Montura, beautiful new 2006 3/2 manu-
factured lome withl over 1100 sq ft o)f living area
ready for occupancy SELLER FINANCING AVAIL-
ABLE! $129,900
* Like new beautiful 3/2 on 1,34 acres. Secluded
but only minutes firom townI. Many upgrades. Let
us tell you Ilore about it. $129,500.
* Want country living without the long drive to
the city? Get tile best of both worlds willh this
3BIU2BlA Ilile ion 2.29+/- acres oil Case Road.
Enjoy lthe quiet & privacy plus a wood burning
irepIlace, 'vaulted ceilings, 1and Texas sized
rooms! $127,500.
* IiIIacul;.e 3/2 located outside Clewiston. Ample
kitchen, sp;Iciotus 1:asir hredrooi11 and bhath. Seller
says make Ioffer! $124,000
* l'Iwo llor the price of one! All oin one acre. 3/2
well maintained mIIanufctured home plus a 2/2
1maIIAt1ilcIuredi 1lome. PlenIy of fruit ires 1and oak
trees. All offers welcome! $114,900
* Let's make a deal! 3 Iedroom 2 h athI home fea-
tures buill in cabinets, large master batl, spa-
cious kitchen, and plenty of elbow room thlr tlhe
rest of thle house Outside you will n1nd a fenced

yarn1 and storage sneo1. IIU,UW
* Home Sweet Home! Alinable, completely remod-
eled 3B/2B home in town close to schools, restau-
rants, shopping, etc. Upgrades galore \\ill make you
happy to be home! $65,000.
* Affordable starter or rental home. 3/1.5 on corner
lot in Moore Haven. $50,000.
Call about our vacant land!
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* .29 +/- acre in Belmont S/D. Priced to sell at
only $43,000. Possible seller financing.
* Call about our Port LaBelle lots!
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* Log Cabin BBQ - Centrally located in LaBelle
witl 167+/- feet of frontage on SR80. Possible
Seller financing, call for terms. $379,0001
* REDUCED! Great investment property!
Located just feet from SR80 in LaBelle. The build-
ing has over 1800 square feet of office space and
has plenty of room) for parking. The floorplan has
the advantage of being able to be split into 2 sep-
arate rental otlices, while still providing a cotn-
Imon lobby area. $369,900
* Prime 20+/- acre potential commercial parcel
located near West Glads Elemenltalry in Muse .and
just minutes away from downtown LaBelle,
$3.50 per square foot.
* Invest now - build later! Corner lot outside city
limits near town. $155,000.
* Commercial property witll visibility from SR 8S
.30+/-. Make offer $80,000.

* 7 ac+/- 500+/- of riverfront. Virtually
no corp easement. $1,750,000.
* 5 ac of scenic waterfront w/high ele-
vations. $595,000.
1+/- ac of riverfront. Deep water dock-
age w/large boat dock. $499,900.
* lac on historical Ft. Denaud Rd.
Planted with orange & peach trees.
100 ft on the intracoastal. $395,000.
* Waterfront, one lot off the main chan-
nel, in deed restricted Caloosa Harbor.


. 863-675-0898 OFC
NIKKI YEAGER, Broker Associate PAUL ROSER, Broker
Nikkl@NikkiYeagerRoser.com Paul@PaulRoser.com
239/564-2005 cell 239/564-2002 cell

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

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Caloosa Belle, Thursday, July 24, 2008 i

Local 4-H youth participate in state legislative session

by Sonja C. Crawford
More than two hundred 4-H
youth from across the state trav-
eled to Tallahassee June 23 - July
27 to participate in a week long
mock Legislative session held at
the State Capital.
Jessica Bechtel, Rachael Boy,
Josie Boykin, Steffanie Cain, Rob-
ert Ford, Monica Ledesma, Chris-
topher Norwood, Jacinda Sheltra,
Britney Woosley, and Elesa Zim-
merly were among the Hendry
County Leadership/Citizenship
4-H Club members who attended
Florida 4-H Legislature. These
club members began preparing
for the week long event in Febru-
With both a House and a Sen-
ate in session, teen legislators,
lobbyists and reporters will de-
bate a variety of issues and learn
how the government works. The
Florida 4-H Legislature will con-
duct business with an acting gov-
ernor, lieutenant governor and
cabinet. Veteran Hendry County
members play the role of Legisla-

Submitted Photo
Jessica Bechtel, Rachael Boy, Josie Boykin, Steffanie Cain,
Robert Ford, Monica Ledesma, Christopher Norwood, Jacin-
da Sheltra, Britney Woosley, and Elesa Zimmerly were among
the Hendry County Leadership/Citizenship 4-H Club mem-
bers who attended Florida 4-H Legislature.

tors while the first year members
learn about lobbying.
All of the members did an ex-
cellent job debating the -issues.
There were impressive argu-
ments both for and against many
proposed bills. Josie Boykin, Stef-
fanie Cain, Monica Ledesma, Brit-
ney Woosley aid Elesa Zimmerly
acted as lobbyists. Josie Boykin

and Elesa Zimmerly were nomi-
nated for the prestigious Chris
Allen Award. Jessica Bechtel and
Rachael Boy acted as Senators.
Jessica Bechtel also acted as the
Speaker of the Senate during the
lobbyist session. Robert Ford,
Christopher Norwood and Jacin-
da Sheltra acted as Representa-
tives. Christopher Norwood was

nominated for the prestigious
Chris Allen Award. Nominations
for the Chris Allen Award are
based on the knowledge of the
individual as a Representative,
Senator, Lobbyist, or a Reporter.
The Florida 4-H Legislative
Program is an excellent oppor-
tunity for youth ages 14 to 18 as
of September 1 of the current 4-H
learn how local, state, and federal
government works. They learn a
little bit about themselves, each
other, and the world they live in.
Today's youth are tomorrow's
If you are interested in becom-
ing a member of the 4-H Legis-
lature Club, you may contact the
4-H office at 674-4092 or 983-
1598. The 4-H Legislature Club is
led by Mrs. Marsha Bechtel. A big
thank you goes out to Mrs. Bech-
tel for the preparation and lead-
ership provided to these. young
adults. 4-H is an educational pro-
gram that services individuals and
institutions that function without
regard to race, color, sex, handi-
cap or national origin.

Bronson urges horse vaccinations as EEE cases rise

TALLAHASSEE -- Florida Ag-
riculture and Consumer Services
Commissioner Charles H. Bron-
son is urging horse owners to get
their animals vaccinated as the
number of Eastern Equine En-
cephalitis (EEE) cases is on the
As of June 30, there are four
times as many EEE cases com-
pared to the same time period
during the two previous years.
There have been 45 confirmed
cases covering 21 counties as far
south as Palm Beach County. In
the first six months of 2007, there
were 11 cases and the same num-

ber in 2006.
EEE is a viral disease that af-
fects the central nervous system
and is transmitted to horses by
infected mosquitoes.
Bronson says the majority of
cases of EEE and WNV can be
prevented through proper vacci-
nations against mosquito-borne
illnesses and he is reminding
horse owners that now is the time
to take action. Horse owners are
urged to check with their veteri-
narian to make sure their animals
have received current vaccina-
tions and booster shots against
WNV and EEE, and that these

shots are kept up to date.
Bronson says EEE can also be
contracted by people and is often
deadly. Floridians and visitors, es-
pecially in rural areas that don't
have regular mosquito control
programs, can take simple steps
to protect themselves against
mosquito-borne diseases by fol-
lowing a few simple steps:
-- Limit time outside during
dusk and dawn when mosqui-
toes are most active.
-- Wear light-colored, long-
sleeved shirts and long pants to
cover skin and reduce the chance
of being bitten when outside be-

tween dusk and dawn.
-- Eliminate standing water
in yards, such as in birdbaths,
kiddie pools, old tires and other
receptacles, as stagnant water is
an excellent breeding ground for
-- Use insect repellent that con-
tains DEET, which is an effective
-- Keep window screens in
good repair.
-- Clean out rain gutters and
keep them unclogged to avoid
pockets of standing'water.

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

* AFFORDABLE riverfront home, only minutes to Lake
Okeechobee! This 3/2. CBS home, with multiple outbuildings
is located on the Intracoaistal \eWiterwai: $299,900
water canal with the 2/1 stilited home with additional pirate
room downstairs. $335,000
* BLUE HERON CA.LS as your yacht glides thru the Ortona locks
clown the canal to tranquil Turkey Creek. This stilted 2/1 bath
new construction home with all the amenities has the perfect
deck for afternoon views. Built in 2007 with 120MPH hurricane
wind standards. $337,500
* THIS MANUFACTURED HOME has two HUGE additions con-
sisting of 2676 +/- sq. ft. home, 3 garages, 2 open porches and
a large dock. Flexible floor plan makes almost anything feasi-
ble! Deep water canal for up to a ,4' to 5' +/- draft with power
and water. $349,000
* THE PRICE IS RIGHT! Yes, this 4/2 home is older - 1970 - but
brick and well-built with plenty of living space and closets. Yes
- this home needs updating, but who cares when it is PRICED
TO SELL! $350,000

Needs ..rI...- . I;, I-..., l ,e 3/2 split floorplan offers a formal
entry, .... 1i s "-,,~- ., an open kitchen overkxoking a spa-
cious family nxroo; a huge game room or den, n ad an attached
two car garage on 1.00+/- acre. $495,000
* FAMILY' VALUES! A quiet. irec-canopied street, neighbors who
know each other by name and children playing fooxtballl or rid-
ing bikes. It's all here plus this custom 3 bednxoom 2 bath
Kenwood home built in 2005. $319,000
* FINALLY! YOUR HOUSE ON THE RIVER! Affordable architect
designed 3BR/2B home with cathedral ceilings, great room
design, and front and back screened porches, PLUS detached
1BR/1B guest house,. PLUS detached 780 sq. fr. garagewvork-
Sshop on 1.23+/- acre. $594,500
* SPECTACUIAR VIEW! This 3/3 home has potential and includes
his" & her" hobby/workshop rooms. Outside enjoy your own
private beach with riprap and a large dock with 2 slips on
1.00+/- acre. $650,000
* DISTINCTIVE 2 story home with plenty of space including 5 or
6 bedrooms (5 with river views!), open to ceiling formal enttr
stairway and formal living room. Enjoy a huge Eamily room, 2
screened lanais and downstairs master bedroom with spectac-
ular master bath. $850,000

CRLL 863-675-4500

SSherri Denning Licensed Real Estate Broker
Associates: Emily Ankeney, Tony Barnes, Gregory Bone, Lisa Cleghorn
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and, 700 S. Main Street
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* REDUCEDI $122,000 - Excellent vacationn or
starter home! This 2BD/2BA home features a spacious
litng room as well as a separate dining room. The lot
lhas beautiful trees and a separate workshop.
* $159,900 - New 3BD/2Ba home with a split flort
plan. The master bathroom featuressa garden tub and
the kitchen lhas a morning roonx ,
$189,900 - This 3BD/2BA homre features cathedral
ceilings, carpet, and tile throughout, and has a:
screened in front and back porclt. Call oday:
* $199,000 - 3BD/2BA home with 10' ceilings, a
breakfast counter, 5 ceiling fans, a security system, a
fenced in backuar'd, window treatments, split bed-
rooms, open floor plan, and much more. This is a
must see!
* $217,000 - Just completed 3B/2B in fast growing
area of Portn LBelle. Just off SR 80.
* $225,000 - Hidden treasure on a navigable oxbo\w
Brick fireplace, large kitchen, workshop and com-
pletely fenced.
* $249,000 - JUST REDUCED! Looking for a home
in the Gunnery and Buckingham area? This is it!! This
beautiful 3BD/2BA home also has a den and a pool,
and the 4 ft chain link fence is perfect for your pets.
* $280,000- This 3BD/2BA home is situated close to
Santa Barbara Blvd. and Golden Gate Pkwy so it is
within walking distance to shopping, restaurants,
medical and entertainment. This home is also within
6 miles of the beach!
* $288,000 -JUST REDUCED! Completely retmod-
eled 3BD/2BA home in the city oil .45+/- acres, with
a detached 2 car garage, fenced backn1rd, landscaping
& more. Call today
* $409,000 - Caloosa Fstaies, .-BD/3BA, 15x24i
bonus roon all on 1.1 ac. Custom built 2 story hIoe
with many extras. Call for your showing today.

* $35,000 - looking for a rental investment? This
mobile located on -i lots.
* Starting iat $79,900 - Plcasc call about Moore
Haven Yacht Club imotdels available i ready to move
* $109,900 -'JUST' REDUCED! Beautiful hratl d new
:ian:lIcturedlltI h1le wMith sIpacios bhedroot1s and 2
bathrooms. A must see at this price in a quiet North
L.aBelle area.
* $158,900 - Immaculate! Almost new -tBD/2BA
MH with many upgrades, just 2.5 iyr old. This home is
across from the nier & boat ramps. The home fea-
tures a split floor plln. crown holding in the living &
dining room. porcelain sinks &I Moin faucet's. There is
also an attached carport & enclose lanai.

LOW COST FLORIDA Living with lots of
trees and privacy in Aqua Isles, a 55+
Quality Riverfront Community. Largest
home & carport, 3BR/2.5. bath,
Renovated, Fireplace, Furnished.
$55,000. Owner/Broker
863/675-0898 * 239/564-2005

* $240,000 JUST REDUCEDI - Looking for peace
and quiet? This 5+/- acres is for you! It features a
3BD/2BA manufactured home with a split floor plan
and porches on 3 sides. There is a detached 1 car
garage. The property has oaks..pines, a pond and is
* $775,000 - Commercial zoned! 5+/- acre property
features a 3BD/3BA mobile home, pool, 2 bams, 2
sheds and much more!
* $695,000 - Beautiful 2.7+/- acre property boasts
tmany Florida Live Oaks and other natuil vegetation.
Located on Hwv 80 next to Berry Grove.
* $145,000 - est of LaBelle: Desirable 1 acre build-
able lot with riveriew in -4, lot subdivision. Private
community boat ramp. Deed restricted community.
* $119,000 - Georgeous 4+/- acre homesite in the
country. Mostly cleared with beautiful old oaks, pond,
house pad, well & septic.
* Moore Haven Yacht Club lots starting at $9,999.
* Clewiston lot- $21,000
* Montur Lots starting at $22,500
* Port LBelle lots starting at $12,000.
* $2,750,000 - Two parcels totaling 4.28+/- acres.
Zoned LB B-2 & LB-B-1 on Highway 80 in LaBelle. Call
for more information.
* REDUCEDI $350,000 - Looking for a commercial
building located on SR29 in the city of LaBelle. Ask
about leasing. Call today!
* $349,900 - Great 1 i,820+/- sq. ft,, 2 unit office
building in the City of LaBelle. Owner will lease the
2nd unit. Call toxlda for moe information.

LIKE NEW HOME - This one is a must see! 3/2/2 com-
pletely fenced in located in unit 3 of Port LaBelle.
$139,900. MIS#200822492

GULF ACCESS POOL HOME! Must see this 3/2/2 well
maintained pool home. Located in SE Cape area. Call for
your appointment today! $248,500. MIS #200838980

THIS PROPERTY IS ZONED mulli-family, residential and
has 2 mobile thmes. One is 3/2 ind has tenants and thie
other one is in the .. - i - .... i. .� .. Bui jn
1992. Sold as is. $133,000. MIS#2100813859

LABELLE ON HWY 80. 'thiss is alout I acre with 3/2
Mobile Honme built 1993 w/i24 sq. ft., make an offer.
$1n0.000. Mis#llm#2 07914

REDuCED-RDutCE-RnED UCEI In Muse ou n acureab
4/2 2005 Manufacture home for only $150,000 Great for
family antl animals-fenced Bring all offer MIS #200807866

OVERSIZED HOME WITH DECK 4/2 Home priced right
with many upgraded features comes with 18' abwve ground
pool and a children's playground set. $115,000.

TO $149,900 - 2Bedroomnm- 2athl -Large living room GREAT HIDEOUT FOR HUNTERS - In thie middle of
Kitchen and Dining area open-frencl doors at DR out tI nature this home is in 'almdale offers all the comfort yet
Screen Porch, inside laundry. MIS#200815030 would make a great weekend getaway on half acre.
$68,500. MIS#200809732

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HOME AWAY 1'ROM HOMEI Manufactured Ihrme I located
in Moore I laven Yacht Club a 55-F Colmmlunity, Easy access
(o lake for boating or fishing! $115,000. MIS#200817701

ENJOY NATURE AT ITS BEST This concrete block home
with vinyl exterior has 3Bdls 2Blths on 5.35 acres of lush
landscaping. Custom features!! $299,500.
MiS#2IOH2440 4

OI.D FLORIDA IIOME 2/1 on a fenced .43 acres Property
is iing sold as is condition. Make an offer! Seller will con-
sider all reasonable oilfes. $89,900. MIS#200765,108

This is a well maintained home 2 Ixdroom 2 bath with an
additional screened porch and a hot tub; partially fur-
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FOR DETALSI 4BR/2BA CBS HOME IN TOWN. $155,500 Zoned, Hwy Frontage. $399,500
RESIDENTIAL HOMESITE in the city $25,000 3BR/2BA HOMEI .arge Oaks and nicely land- 8.8 +/- ACRES FRONTING ON HWY 7201
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MOVE IN READYI 3B/2Ba Home, recently $169,500. .COU 3
remodeled w/new kitchen cabinets, appliances LIKE NEW illBr/2Ba Manufactured Home Imianufacturetd lhone plus pole)lbarn. $550,000
and new roof, $128,900 w/2,280 sq. ft. of living :area. Upgraded fixtures 5BR/4BA HOME built in 2004 on 20+/- Acres.
3BR/2BA HOME w/open floor plan overlooking and wovod-like laminate flooring throughout. $795,000
wooded pasture. $159,900 $179,900 WATERFRONT LOTS
w/fence and pond. $179,000. HOME on 3 lots. $180,000 CALOOSAHATCHEE RIVER. Views of main
WATERFRONT HOMES 3BR2BA CBS HOMELAUREL OAKS - needs river & oxbo 60' boat dock w/dredged boat slip.
3BR/3BA RIVERFRONT HOME remodeled w/ TLC $199,000 Possible owner financing. $ 50,000,000
new kitchen and flooring plus. $389,500 3BR/2BA BEAUTIFUL HOME wS/grat kitchen u" fNO 5 ok t C
RIVERFRONT PROPERTYI 3Br/2Ba Honme plus and lots of cabinets. $234,900 $9500 NOW $750,000
detached guest house, .motor-home carport and 3BR/2.5BA CBS POOL HOME 2,000+/- sd. ft WATERFRONT LOT w/Dock in the City!
a screened dock house w/concrete boat ramp. living area. $259,000 $299,000
$650,000 3BR/2BA BRICK IN TOWN w/extra buildable SELLER MOTIVATEDI Bring all offers! GOR-
HOMES lot. $264,500 GEOUS 1+/- ACRE RIVERFRONT! $245,000
SHORT SALE 3Br/2Ba 2006 DW Mobile Ilonie- CUSTOM BUILT 3BR/2.5BA in Caloosa Ilarbor ONE OF A KIND RIVERFRONT 12+/- Acres
Make Offer! $85,000 S/ wAvrap around porchl andt oak covered yard. '/ock plus 400+/- ft riverfrontage. $2,100,000
town. $96,900 HOMES ON ACREAGE Coinercial zoned 3+/- acre peninsula 700' river
/A. ACRE (6 LOTS) on corner of Hwy 78 and DOUBLEWIDE MOBILE HOME on 2.5 acres! cfrnt tagl 3,300,000
Commanchee 125' x 250' $99,900 $134,500.
SHORT SALEI 3Br/2Ba lHome w/ceramic tile and 2.5 OAK COVERED ACRES \/.l/ir/2Ba ACREAGE
screened porcl $100,000 Douiilcwidle Mobile home! $139,500 11+/- ACRES - Off Hwy\ 29 in Felda on Private
3BR/2BA HOME w/screened porch & fenced 6.5 CRESI Muse Roadl w/31tr/211a mobile lhoie. Road,
back yard. $119,900. $150,000 10+/- ACRES NEAR HWY 29 SOUTH w/Steal
2BR2BA HOME - Owner Financing! $121,200 SHORT SALEI 31BI2BA CBS I lnome oin ..82 -i- IlBlnililng. $380,000
3BR/2BA HOME IN THE CITYI Make offer! Acres. Recent uipgntdes, fenced anild cross lencetd. COMMERCIAL / INDUSTRIAL
$124,500 w/$2,000 Carpet Allowancc at clos- $240,000
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SHORT SALEI 2Br/2Ba CBS Itome w/screened Road! $259,000 kitchen oin IHwy 29 South. $449,000
lanai in the city. $130,000 3BR/2BA REMODELED HOME on 2.,-i- or.- INDUSTRIAL PROPERTYI excellent invest-
3BR/2BA MH w/large master suite and uanly gcous oak shaded acres. $279,900 icntI opportunity 3 Steel buildings on 1.59+/-
extras. $134,900 3BR/2BA CBS to 5 Acres in the country, aicre.s w/277' frontage oin l\y 29. $850,000
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Caloosa Belle/Patty Brant

Give me an L*A*B*E*LL*LE!
Girls just love cheer leading! So they showed up enthusiastic and energetic at a cheer-
leading workshop last week at Davis-Pratt Park. Some 25 girls came to hone their skills
and learn motions, chants, stunting and tumbling. Trainers included Alysia Johnson, Ash-
ley Curry, and Ashley Molina.

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Caloosa Belle/Patty Brant

Football fun
Kids wanting to learn more about playing the game of football were invited to a fundamen-
tals workshop last week at Davis-Pratt Park. About 80 kids showed up for the workshop
and were taughtfundamentals at the youth camp. After the last day of camp the kids were
treated to hamburgers and hot dogs, courtesy of LaBelle Pop Warner.

'Bike Ride for Hope' raises funds, hopes

LEHIGH ACRES-Twenty sup-
porters of Hope Hospice and
Community Services have gone
the extra mile for the agency, rais-
ing $10,000 in the first Bill Curtis
Ride for Hope.
Curtis is a Hope volunteer
whose favorite pastime is bicycle
riding. On birthdays, he challeng-
es himself to ride a mile for each
year of his life. This year, he rode
72 miles.
A few other riders went the
distance with him, while others
navigated shorter routes through
Lehigh Acres and Fort Myers .
The $10,000 is being given
to Hope in support, of its capital
campaign to build a Hope Hos-
pice House to serve Lehigh Acres,
LaBelle, Clewiston, the Gateway
community, Alva, East Fort My-
ers, Buckingham and all points in
between. It will include 24 private
patient care suites, bereavement
counseling offices, a chapel, com-
munity rooms for education, and
much more.
"We are thrilled when people
come up with fun and creative
ways to support Hope and the
community. Everyone benefits,"
said Samira K. Beckwith, Presi-
dent and CEO of Hope Hospice

Submitted photo/Hope Hospice
Riders lined up for the first Bill Curtis Ride for Hope raising
$10,000 to benefit patients at Hope Hospice.

and Community Services. "We
are grateful to Bill and the entire
group, and wish them the best in
making this an even bigger event
next year."
For more information on
supporting Hope's campaign to
"Bring Hope Close to Home"
with its new hospice house, call
Hope's Development Department
at 239-482-4673.

Hope Hospice and Communi-
ty Services is a not-for-profit, 501
(c)(3)-status community-based
health care agency, providing a
variety of services to all people
with complex needs related to
transitions, loss and end of life.
Support Hope as a donor or vol-
unteer by calling 800-835-1673.
For more information: http://

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Fishing: Learning

the basics
Kids enjoyed a fishing seminar at River-
side Bait put on by Julie Jeffards. Pic-
tured from left: Maddle Lofton, 7, a sec-
ond grader at LaBelle Elementary, Savion
Woods, 6, a first grader at Veterans Park
Elementary and Maura Lofton, 9, a fourth
grader at LES. Savion said he came be-
cause he said he wants to catch fish to
eat; Maddie Lofton, 7, said fishing is fun
especially when they fight; and Maura
Lofton, 9, a fourth grader at LES. wants
Sto skunk her dad. The kids are pictured
with instructors Becky McVay and Tara
Hicks. Julie also put on a fishing work-
shop for ladies earlier in the week.

Submitted photo/Ron Dunbar

Headed to

LaBelle High School senior
Brandon Villareal has been
selected to play on the Under
Armour National Tournament
Baseball Team and partici-
pate in the Pirate City Cham-
pionships on August 4-8 in
Bradenton. This is quite an
honor for Brandon. There
were numerous .athletes at
the Orlando try-out and Bran-
don was one of only two se-
lected to play on the team. He
will play and compete with
some of the best baseball
players in the nation. Coach
Ron Dunbar said Brandon
has worked extremely hard
and deserves this opportu-
nity. Brandon would also like
to thank Tris Chapman for
the extra help with the tour-
nament cost. It really made a
big difference.

Sport Shorts

Sign up for Longhorns
The LaBelle Longhorns are re-
cruiting players and cheerleaders
for their upcoming season. Sign
ups will be Saturday, July 26, at
Winn Dixie from 9:00 a.m. until
noon. Boys and girls from ages 5
to 15 are accepted. Football player
fees are $85 and cheerleader fees
are $95. Any questions call Myra
at 673-2332.

Longhorn physical
Dr. Caignet will be at the Long-
horn field at Davis-Pratt Park on
Monday, July 28, and Monday,
August 4, from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
He will be doing football and
cheer sports physical for $10. in
the boys locker room. If you do
not have your 2008 Pop Warner
sports physical don't miss the

Get ready for first
LHS football camp
Head Coach Hal Bennett
would like to announce that the
LaBelle High School Cowboys
will hold a football camp of their
own to begin the season. This
football camp is for ninth through
12th graders interested in playing
Check-in to the camp will be
August 6 from 7-9 p.m. at the en-
trance to the gymnasium at LHS.
The camp will run from Aug.
6-9. For more information please
contact Head Football Coach Hal
Bennett at 863-675-1688 or by
e-mail at hlbennettpls@yahoo.


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CR 720 bridge
MUSE - C.R. 720/Bee Branch
River Bridge Replacement: Con-
struction project -- The Bee
Branch'River Bridge on CR 720
in Muse is closed for replacement
by a new wider bridge expected
to open on or before Monday,
Aug. 18. This week crews expect
to complete the concrete deck
pour for the new bridge and be-
gin pouring concrete for a bar-
rier wall. With the bridge closed
for construction, the detour route
for westbound motorists on C.R.
720 is Fernwood Road (1 mile) to
Crescent Acres Road (3.5 miles) to
State Road 78 (4.8 miles) to Kirby
Road (0.2 miles) to Kirby Thomp-
son Road (5 miles) and back to
westbound C.R. 720. Those travel-
ing east on C.R. 720 should follow
Kirby Thompson Road to Kirby
Road to State Road 78 to Crescent
Acres Road to Fernwood Road to
access eastbound C.R. 720 on the
west side of the river.
Motorists are reminded to drive
.with extra caution and to obey the
posted speed limits along the de-
tour route which includes a sec-
tion of Crescent Acres Road that
is not paved.

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split on many issues. How do you feel
about this?
& The West side of Hendry County is
vastly under represented based on
population. Our current process is not
working and needs to be fixed now. Many years ago we
changed the way commissioners are elected. This was due
to a law suit and a decision from the courts. The " us vs.
them" attitude and environment in which we operate needs
to stop. All county commissioners need to be held account-
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this. Regardless of the election process, as your commission-
er, I will "get off my seat," go to the "other" districts, and
explain how an issue will affect and impact them. I will also
explain how we need to solve it. I have not heard of any
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US Hwy 98, Daphne, AL,
(Eastern Shore Mobile Bay)
formerly auto dealership
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male, Border Collie mix, fe-
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old male, half tail, vic of 78
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LOST: CAT - Young black, be-
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Streets, LaBelle. Call
Yellow Lab mix, white w/
cream ears, M, neutered, 45
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Last seen near SR78 West
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Sugar may be sold to the South Florida
Water Management District so the land
can become part of the Everglades resto-
ration. However, the transition period giv-
en to our company is six years. Therefore,
we are still in business as usual for sever-
al more harvesting. In addition, there are
proposals for extensive retention bonuses
for those employees who stay until the
end. We are currently recruiting for the
following full time positions with benefits.

Fax 863-902-2889
Stop in the Employment Center on WC
Owen Drive in Clewiston
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You may have seen in the news that US
Sugar may be sold to the South Florida
Water Management District so the land
can become part of the Everglades resto-
ration. However, the transition period giv-
en to our company is six years. Therefore,
we are still in business as usual for sever-
al more harvesting. In addition, there are
proposals for extensive retention bonuses
for those employees who stay until the
end. We are currently recruiting for the
following full time positions with benefits.

Fax 863-902-2886
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Fast paced position available at
Southern Gardens Citrus. Prefer a
college degree or a minimum of 2
years experience in a customer service
type role. Primary responsibilities
include receiving and processing orders
from customers and scheduling orders
with carriers. Must have good
interpersonal skills, written and oral
communication skills, along with time
management and organizational skills.
Proficient in Microsoft Office computer
programs. Experience in SAP a plus.
Some overtime required. Full benefits
package available, e.g., Medical,
Dental, Life, and others.

Fax: 863-902-4315

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8:00am, 4003 E. Palomar
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sale. Sat. (Port Labelle)
Furniture, slots, clothes,
games, movies, col-
lectibles, sand blaster,
electronics, & Much morel
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& 26th, 8am-2pm, 1431
Chickasaw Ave. Kids'
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the job requirements. Second preference is given to other members of federally recognized Native American Tribes who
meet the lob requirements.
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Employment -
Full-Time 205
Employment -
Medical 210
Employment -
Part-Time 215
Wanted 220
Job Information 225
Job Training 227
Sales 230

Driver- CDL-A. The Grass is
Greener at PTL. Students
with CDL Welcome - excel-
lent training Co. Drivers Earn
up to 46Cpm Owner Opera-
tors Earn 1.41�pm 22yrs of
age, 12mos OTR. No Forced
Northeast! Co. Drivers call:
(800)848-0405 O.Operators
call: (877)774-3533
Sign-On Bonus 35-42cpm
Earn over $1000 weekly Ex-
cellent Benefits Need CDL-A
& 3 mos recent OTR
CDA preferred, for Infant /
Toddler setting.
Program follows CCPS
school calendar.
Please contact Tammy
239-980-9021 or email
stepupimm@ccswfl.org for
more info.
Guaranteed Weekly Settle-
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Must have 1 yr. exp. Bilingual
Spanish/English pref. Com-
petitive salary and excellent
benefits. Fax resume to
(863)983-9604 or apply at:
315 South W.C.Owen Ave
Clewiston, FL
Must have 1 yr exp. Bilingual
Spanish/English pref.
Competitive salary and exc.
benefits. Fax resume to
(561)924-3405 or apply at
FL Community Health Ctrs
170 S Barfield Hwy Ste 103

Varsity positions available at
LaBelle High Sch. Contact
Head Football Coach Hal
Bennett at (863) 673-1688
for more info

POst Office Now Hiring! Avg
Pay $20/hr or $57K/yr In-
cluding Federal Benefits and
OT. Placed by adSource, not
USPS who does hiring. Call

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NARS, Overland Park, KS.
Complete training 4-8
weeks. Average salary $63K.
Lender info available. Con-
ductor, Electrical/Mechani-
cal, Freight Car, Signal,
Welder. (800)228-3378.


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Bull Dozer Heavy Equipment
Training. National Certifica-
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'Assistance. Georgia School
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Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315

you earn $800 in a day? 30
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true, chances are that it is.
If you have questions or
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these pages, we advise that
before responding or send-
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you check with the Better
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Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed410
'Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered 425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435

NFL Sunday Ticket
Specials Available
Cable Doesn't Have It
Call Mike at SkyTalk

Tutoring in Word, Excel,
Power Point, Access, in
your home
Will design spread sheets
etc upon request.
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makes you a more informed
and interesting person. No
wonder newspaper readers
are more successful

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

Be a Hendry County
School Board Bus
Driver. Contact the
Transportation Dept.
at 863-674-4115


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

A/C - Window unit 25000btu
good condition cools .four
bedroom house $300.

weighs up to 1000 lb. & An-
tique Baby Scale $200 for
both or sep (863)357-3633

DRYER - Roper clothes dryer.
$100 (863)885-1161
DRYER - Whirlpool, heavy du-
ty, $50. (239)362-6443
REFRIGERATOR - Single door,
Commercial type no freezer
$45. (863)673-0428
STOVE - GE White electric
stove in excellent condition.
$150. (863)517-0244
WASHER - Whirpool, white
washer in very good condi-
tion. $100. (863)517-0244
$95 & up, 1'yr warranty
WHITE STOVE - Good condi-
tion. $100 (863)763-1713

METAL SHED - 4 1/2 x 6.
$100 (863)763-8761

CREASE!" *20x30x12 $4900.
25x40x14 $7900. 30x50x14
$9085. 35x56x16 $13,200.
40x60x16 $16,900.
50x140x19 $47,600.
60x100x18 $37,000. Pio-
neer since
SHED - 12x24, buyer must
move, $2900
SHED - 6 month old, 10x16.
Roll Up Door & Side Door.
$2900 Buyer must move.

CULVERT - for driveway, ap-
prox 20" diameter x 22ft
long,good condition, asking
Yourself! 7 Boxes. Mahoga-
ny. High quality. $100 for all.

BABY ITEMS - Crib, stroller,
infant car seat, bassinetts,
security gate & walker, $150
will sell sep. (863)673-5704
BASSINETT - Round, Pink,
Beautiful A princess throne.
Excellent condition. Call any-
time $100. (239)298-9581
CRIB SET - Cowboy & Cowgirl
w/Mobile. Like new. $40
Portable crib, bedside play
pen/crib, jumperoo, ocean
wonders swing, $180 for all
will separate (561)601-0078

LENNOX, Starlight dinnerware
complete, svc. for 8, serving
bowls, platters, pert. cond.
$1800. 863-467-7718

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worn. Size 12. Call for de-
scription. $100/firm.

Emmett Smith painting, signed
Michael Jordan BB card set
$4975 (863)763-7852

COMPUTER - Win 98, monitor,
keyboard, mouse, scanner,
brand new computer desk.
$100 (863)467-2489
ER - Windows XRP flat
screen monitor, HP all in one
printer. $400 (863)763-6342
Lexmark 231 Color Jetprinter
and Astra 600P Scanner
$20 takes both, Call for de-
tails (863)467-8681
Pro, CD burner, complete
system $75 (863)517-2782

FIREWOOD- $25 per 10 cu ft.

drawers & 2 small drawers,
$75 or best offer.
large, ebony black, mirrored
front, very classy, $150 or
best offer (863)234-1435
BDRM SET - 3 piece, dbl bed-
frame, head/foot bd, dresser
w/mirror, tall dresser.
$150/neg. (863)675-6657
BED - King size, good condi-
tion, lots of storage, $500 or
best offer. (863)234-1435
BED - Queen size. Excellent
condition. $100 or bestoffer.
BEDROOM SET - 8pc, Ameri-
can Drew Cherry Grove.
$550 or best offer
BEDROOM SET - Broyhill,
white dresser w/mirror &
chest. $200 or best offer
CAPT. BED - 6 drawers un-
der,bookcase headboard &
footboard w/mattress. Heavy
pine $50 (863)674-0098
COUCH - Henredon, 3 Seat,
Multi-Color Golden. $900
COUCH & Love seat w/Otto-
man - Beige in overall col-
or/Deep sitting. $450/neg.
w/pale pink floral design, rat-
tan, w/coffee & end tables,
$200. (863)467-7659
Country Oak Dining Room Set-
round or oblong, 6 chairs &
china cabinet, excellent con-
dition $500 (863)763-0416
DESK - 24" W x 96" L, drawer
on left, unit for keyboard,
blonde in color. $85
round, wooden, asking $50
Oak/wrought iron table, 4
chairs matching hutch/wine
rack. $800. (863)357-1388
Square w/Black Legs. In-
cludes 3 Green upholstered.
Chairs. $100 (863)612-0647
DR SET w/ China Cab - Table
6 chairs.Honey oak. Good
cond. $400/or best offer.
END TABLES (4), Coffee Table
& (3) Lamps. $60 for all, will
sep. (863)447-0552
Solid Oak. Excellent condi-
tion. Several storage compo-
nents. $300 (863)885-1161
Futon Mattress- blue plaid,
clean, good condition
$50 neg. (863)763-7609
length mirror in one, cherry
wood, anti tarnish lining,
new. $120 (863)610-1750
KING SIZE BED- beautiful, with
linens, $300 or best offer
(863)675-2959 '
Ing single leather chair, mod-
ern style, dusty rose, great
cond. $300 (863)675-4098
OFFICE DESK - 48" W x 32" L,
2 drawers, small flat pencil
drawer, blonde color, very
solid. $85 (239)980-1737
RECLINERS - (2) Lazy Boys,
Leather. Brand new condi-
tion. $1590 for both, will
sep. (863)467-5112
RECLINERS, (2) Brown &
Loveseat, Tan. $300 takes
all. (863)675-6685
sleeper sect. w/ recliners.
Good cond. $100/or best
offer. (863)634-8820
SLEEPER SOFA - double, ask-
ing $40 (863)214-3850
Sleeper sofa In good condi-
tion. Will Separate. $200/or
best offer. (863)801-5159
SOFA - Leather, Tan. Good
condition. $100

SOFA SLEEPERS (2) Excellent
shape. $100 for both, will
sep. (863)447-0552
TV STAND & dresser with mir-
ror, $85/will separate. Call

lnob Training

num dog box, Size 69"
wide, by 26" deep, by 22"
high. 3 slots, great cond.
used 3 times in toy hauler.
Paid $650.00,
$550/firm. (863)610-0985
$50 each
DOG BOX - Double door, dia-
mond plate top and plywood
bottom, $400. Call
(863) 467-7197
DOG PEN - 12x12x7, $50


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Powerful deep cleaning
WPtruck mount system
Home Maintenance & Repairs too
20+ yrs. exp./Locally owned & Operated

TABLE - 42" glass top Rattan
pedestal table w/4 cain back
chairs, excellent condition.
$50 (863)697-1347

AR 15 COLT Winchester Col-
lection, Model 47 pump, ri-
fles & pistols, $3,000 will
sell sep. (863)532-9881
RIFLE - Model 995 High Point,
9 mm, comes w/scope
mounts. $175

No Coding, User Friendly!
Fingertip Testing Gone!!!
Medicare Covered. Call
(866)526-2387 Toll Free.
We're A Fully Accredited
Medicare Provider.
CHINE - Good working con-
dition. $150 (863)673-0980
TREADMILL- Sears Best with
incline, barely used, paid
$1200, asking $300 or best
offer (239)246-9030

LOG FIREPLACE - electric,
$50. (954)235-3945

'CHANDELIAR - 2-chandeliers
look new $50.

new condition. $35
WHEEL CHAIR - Practically
brand new. Asking $100

600 stores want your busi-
ness-Discounts From
1%-30% Sign Up is Free Use
Code #508776 www.Esca-
for high paying Aviation
Maintenance Career. FAA ap-
proved program. Financial
aid if qualified - Job place-
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tion Institute of Maintenance
from Home. *Medical,
*Business, *Paralegal,
*Computers, *Criminal Jus-
tice. Job placement assis-
tance. Computer available.
Financial Aid if qualified. Call
(866)858-2121, www.Cen-
tura nline.com.
CELL PHONES (2) - All attach-
ments included, for car &
house. $30 for both
Complete toilet- almond color
$75 or best offer
COMPOSTER - Twin barrel on
stand, slightly used. $275
(863)467-1891 Iv msg
w/rtrn number
COW HIDE, Hereford. $100
FIBERGLASS mobile home
steps, 5 step - 35" high large
landing. Aluminum side and
back rail included. Over
$600 new. Less than 1 year
old. $325/or best offer.
Kayak- Red, used once, excel-
lent condition, 11' 6", sit in,
$300 firm (863)801-1478
OFFICE JOBS. $18-$20/HR.
(800)910-9941 TODAY! REF
TELESCOPE - large with stand
$100 or best offer.

Crate Pro, PA4-4 inlets, V-
tech mic, $100 or best offer.
DRUM SET - 5 pc Groove Per-
cussion. Asking $500
PIANO - YAMAHA w/Karaoke
set up. Appraised for $3000,
Must sell! Asking $1000

22.5 x 41", tan, hand painted
roses, 2 shelves $10

ALUMINUM DOG box - Alumi-
Snum dog box, Size 69"
wide, by 26" deep, by 22"
high. 3 slols, great cond.
used 3 times in toy hauler.
Paid $650.00, will sell for
$550/firm. (863)610-0985
ALUMINUM DOG box - Alumi-

(Office Clerks, General L-2)

Part time Clerical/data entry position
with Healthy Families Program in
Clewiston; good computer skills, ability
to work independently; Background
screening/fingerprinting required.

Apply on line:
https://peoplefirst.myflorida.com or
Call Jeannie@ 863-983-1408 x532
for more details

A Farm Labor Rental Community
Available for Immediate Occupancy,
2, 3 and 4 Bedroom Apartments

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

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

Available for Immediate Occupancy
2 Bedroom Apartments

* Rental Assistance Available to qualified households
* Spacious Apartment in quiet, country setting
* Full time bilingual Site Manager
* Rental rates starting at $529 plus Utilities

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

ENGLISH LOP Rabbits - baby
English lop bunnies can
meet in town if you buy 2.or
more. $10. (863)634-5757
MIN PIN PUPS - 1 female, 1
male, choc/tan, $450
(863)674-9010 leave mes-
sage will return your call
Bred, Ready by the 1st of
Aug. 1 M, 2 F. Vet checked
w/shots. (863)612-5037
$400 & $500
(863)674-9010 leave mes-
sage, we will return your call

LAR COMBO - Brand new in
box. $75 or best offer.

GARDEN BATH Tub - This is a
drop in type bath tub. It's
white and in good condition.
$200. (863)763-5994

SLICER - By Globe, asking
$150 or best offer

BALL HOOP - with back-
board, $15 (863)467-7937
4Regulation and 1 Kids, ask-
ing $250 fbr both
POOL TABLE - Full;Size. Good
condition. You move. $300
or best offer (239)707-3534
16'lx5'hx8'w, $350.
Model like new hardly used
$500/or. best offer.
TREE STAND - Summit XPod,
new, never assembled, has
safety harness. $100

15", in box, w/2,000 watt
amp, $600. (863)697-8676

COLOR - 13", wVCR & DVD
player, $100 for all.
TELEVISION - 42" Wide format
HDTV Viewsonic NA4251W
$800. (863)357-1388
TV, SONY - 27", with stand.
Paid $700 in 2000, selling
for $150. Call 863-467-7139

7 1/2 hp, 2 cyl, 10 gal tank.
$350 (863)699-2971
tendable pole type. Gas
Powered. Runs good. $250
CRAFTSMAN 10" Radial Arm
Saw - Like new 10" Radial
Arm saw with extras.
$125/firm. (863)467-8823
33 gal just like new with air
tool kit $300/or best offer.
GENERATOR - 15KW, on 4x7
trailer, 4 cyl diesel, w/30 gal
tank(full), ThermoKing.
$2000 (863)697-9704
GENERATOR - Coleman, Die-
sel, 5 kw, 120/240. $3000.
new. $60 (863)467-7589

Electric start, 7,550 rated
watts, 13,500 surge watts,
15HP $850. 863-467-7187
set/tool box, NIB 26" metal
tlbx, 100 pc set., $375
(863)467-1891 Iv msg
TOOLBOX for full size pickup
bed, low profile, powder
coat, diamond plate,
$200/neg. 863-697-0282
tig and mig set up - trail-
blazer 250 good cond,
spectrum 375 like new used
4 times mig gun for trail-
blazer.hf251d-1 high frek-
box and coolmate 3 for do-
ing all your tig work. all
work great. S4700/or best
offer. (863)581-0019

best offer (863)357-0406

VACUUM BAGS - Oreck, 15
Large, 14 Small & 3 belts.
Retail $75, Asking $30

DVD MOVIES - over 300,
New, factory sealed, Buy at
Wholesale. $3 each
(863)675-3032, 1068 Ho-
ward Rd, La Belle, FL
DVD MOVIES (4) - New, Fac-
tory sealed. $10
(863)675-3032 after ipm
PLAYSTATION 2 - mem.cd. 4
remotes & 22 games.will
sep. $150/neg.


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

SAW PALMETTO -Bolita bags
for sale. Call 863-673-5552

HARNESS - Standard size
Pleasure Driving, never used,
brown leather. $225 or best
offer (863)675-4098 LaBelle
HORSE TRAILER for 2 horses,
$600. Call 863-674-1355
old green broke very gentle
and sweet S500.
863) 6 7 5- 5 8 7 2

mower - 19997 Grasshopper
Model 721 Good condition, 1
new drive motor, new blades
52" cut, hours 1286. $4000.
( 8 6 3 ) 2 2 8 - 4 2 0 2
no $1800. (239)357-5111
or (863)234-1230
TILLER, NEW - $150.

EATER - both work great,
$50 for both or will sell sep-
arate (863)675-8937
new still in box, easy mo-
bility, 1 acre range, $350 or
best offer (863)675-2215
Fuchsia Color. Excellent.
cond. Pd $1200, Now $650
(863)467-2112 or 447-1571
fast. Trophy winner. Extra
mowers/eng's/parts. $2800
neg, will sep. 239-218-5917
cut, $1,050. Call
RIDING MOWER - John Deere,
LT150, new in 2002, $1000
Or best offer (239)229-7390
chine, Like new. 14 months
old. 38" cut. $600
32" & 28", both are in good
condition, $500 for both or
sell sep (239)324-1012
SRS '04, 38 pop up, heavy
duty spray body. $125
WEEDEATER - Battery, new.
$60 (863)467-7589
YARD TRAILER, Huskee - 10
cu. ft., $75. Call
Your next ob could be in
today's classfleds. Did
you look for It?

CHICKENS - 70 for sale, $300
for all or trade for Pigs and
or Goats (863)840-0505

Need a few more bucks to
purchase something
deer? Pick up some
extra bucks when you
sel your used Items hi
the classfeMls.

Straight load, good cond,
used for high school & col-
lege. $3500 (863)467-0109


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

1, 2 & 3 Bedroom
Willowbrook Place, Garden
Lake, Summer Glen,
Heritage Villas, Southern
Villas & Jackson Apt's
Please call (239)657-3204
For more information.
Handicapped Accessible.
Hearing Impaired:
Call 800-840-2408
Equal Housing Opportunity
This institution is an Equal
Opportunity Provider
and Employer

When doing those chores
Is doing you in, It's tmne
to look for a helper in
the classllteds.

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Part Time 02151

12 Caloosa Belle, Thursday, July 24, 2008


Now Accepting
1 and 2 BR Apts.
Please call (239)657-3204
For more information.
Handicaoped Accessible.
Hearing Impaired:
Call 800-840-2408
62 Years of Age or Older,
Regardless of Age
This institution is an Equal
Opportunity Provide,r and

How fast can your car
go? It can go even faster
when you sell it hi the

St., 3br, Iba, $700/mo. 1st
+ Sec., (863)517-0551

LABELLE - Large 3 Bdrm., 2
Bath, Garage, C/Air. On cor-
ner Greenbelt Lot. $895/mo.
863-675-0104 No lease req.
Lovely, Large 3BR/2BA
CBS Home in Port LaBelle
Close to the Middle School
Available 1st week of July
1st, last + sec. dep.
$975 mo. (863)673-0066
single family house, w/gar-
age, $825 mo. plus sec.
dep. 863-634-2975.
Great Opportunity!!!
Port LaBelle: 3 Bdrm., 2 Ba.
Brand new! 2 car garage,
Energy efficient home on /2
acre in cul-de-sac w/in 1 mile
of schools. Close to main Rd.
ADT Alarm Sys. $1050 mo.
+ sec. & ref's.
WATERFRONT- 3 br, 2 ba,
huge living, dining, den & Flori-
da room, boat house & docks.
$1100/mo (727)599-3007
WEEKLY $125 TO $175. 2 &
3 bdrm trailers and houses.
Small deposit 675-1614

Refrig, Microwave, Elec,
Cable, Phone & Internet:
$650 plus tax per month
$330 wkly, $59 Daily
Please Call 863-675-4411
1 Oxbow Dr, LaBelle, FL

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

Cowboy Way & Kennedy Blvd.
5'x10' $42.80 mo. incl. tax.
8'x10' $53.50 mo. incl. tax.
10'x10' $58.85 mo. incl. tax.
8'x25' $96.30 mo. incl. tax
24 hr access $25 returnable
key deposit. 863-675-2392

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Getaway to Paradise- Now
Make it an island resort va-
cation. Save gas & 50% on
Suites & Gulffront Parlors
$135. Limited time offer de-
tails (888)791-0066. Jus-

Grab a bargain from your
neighbor's garage,
attic, basement or clos-
et hi today's classifleds.

Real Estate

Business Places -
Sale 1005
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
Property Inspection 1060
Real Estate Wanted1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080

1 & 2BR Luxury
$144k -$189k
Willard Realty

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

1 BR/1 Bath
Luxury Condos
plus utilities
References Req'd.
No Pets
Willard Realty

garage, 1,600 sq. ft., 2
screened porches, boat
launch ramp, full bsmt.
w/concrete floor, 200 ft. to
river by canal, quiet neigh-
borhood. $475. mo.
New Home Buyers
Finish off that purchase
right! Visit White's
Furniture & Appliances
1060 Highway 29
South LaBelle

15, 10 or
Great Location on
State Road 80.
Front has
possibility of some
Commercial Zoning.
Great Investment or
for present use.
Must See! Some
financing. For more
information call
LaBelle 2290 Phillips Rd. 6
acres, 3 septic tanks, 2 mo-
bile homes (ready for in-
come). Can build 3 houses
$360,000 786-278-0123,
or -954-297-3482 or
tucky, Missouri, Tennessee
Land Parcels, Liquidation
Prices, Low Minimum Bids,
Owner Financing, Everyone
Qualifies, Invest Now, Regis-
ter to Bid Today at www.bil-
lyland.com (800)724-0551.

$1000 down, $155 per month,
Owner financed

2700.sf LOG CABIN KIT & 1+
Free Boat Slips only
$84,900. SALE! Saturday,
August 2nd. 160,000 acre
recreational lake in Kentucky!
Ask how to receive $5,000
Gas Card! Lowest financing
in 25+ years. Call now
(800)704-3154, x 1938.
Grand Opening Lakefront Sale!
7 Acres- $49,900. 8/09/08
Only. New to market! Spec-
tacular, level 7 acre hard-
wood setting- deep
waterfront! Prime, AL loca-
tion, minutes from Interstate!
Gated community, paved
roads, county water, utilities,
more. Lowest financing in
Sears! Call now
800)564-5092, x 1188.
How about TENNESSEE? For a
list of available lake & moun-
tain homes & properties call
Lakeside Realty toll free @
(888)291-5253 or visit
with great view, very private,
big trees, waterfalls & large
public lake nearby, $49,500
call now (866)789-8535.
or 2-1/2 "Football Field"
Sized Lots! $0 Down. $0 In-
terest. $159-$208 per
month! Money Back Guaran-
tee! (877)466-2104 or
North Georgia Mountain Prop-
erties Visit: www.AS-
D o v e r . c o m,
sClub.com, or www.Tranqui-

Mobile Homes

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

LaBelle, 1974 N. Bridge St
1br & 2br avail, $450. mo. &
up. Ref. & Good Credit. Call
LABELLE - 2br, Iba, $125/wk
LABELLE - 3 br, a/c, shed.
$600/mo 1st & last. 1256
Mohawk Ave, off of SR 78.
No dogs or catsl Between
8am-8pm (863)673-4328
LABELLE - 3BR/2BA, on 2V2
acres, fenced, with work-
shop. $700/mo. + dep.
Cal 386-776-1789 or
LaBelle - 3BR/2BA singlewide,
new carpet, a/c, $150 wk. +
LABELLE- 2br, 2ba dbl wide,
on 5 acres, garage $800/mo
239)693-0305 or
239 872-0690

LABELLE: Crescent Acres
area, 2br/2ba. Only $100
per week. 863-673-6362.
Call now!
LABELLE- Furn., 3/2 1 acre,
country, water treatment, no
contract, garden tub, screen
porch $850 (954)551-1786
on small acreage w/fish
pond, $130 wk + security.
SR 29 S. in LaBelle; 3/2 & 2/2,
unfurnished, 1 year lease.
863)517-1153 or

Mobile Home Angels
CASA MOVIL 3/2 banos,
14x70 sensia empesando de
36,900. Dobles empesando
de 45,900 (863)675-4848
2002 on 2/2 acres, fenced,
workshop. $138,000 or best
offer. Call 386-776-
1789 or 863-675-3064
MONTURA, Super Clean, Late
model DW, 1 1/4 acre corner
lot on paved rd. New apple ,
Titled fir., Priced to sell,.
won't last long. $94,200.
Owner 863-673-5071
NEW 3br/2ba doublewide on
/2 acre lot. $74,900. Low
down payment. Easy credit
approval. 675-8888
NEW 3br/2ba DW $44,900
incl setup & a/c. Easy fi-
nancing. No money down
with trade-in (863)675-8888
NO MONEY DOWN if you have
your own lot. Easy financ-
ing, low monthly payments.
3 and 4 bedroom homes
Packete complete casa movil
y terreno 3/2 banos a solo
74,900. Llama
On the water. Attached car
port & screened porch. Unat-
tached 1 car garage, fenced
yard, sprinkler system & new
floors. $112,000
WHY RENT...When you can
own your own home. Call for
easy credit approval. Ask for
Lorena at (863) 675-8888


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


BASS BOAT - 17ft, Ranger,
1976, 85hp Merc, motor
guide, depth finders, runs
great $2200 (561)573-3499
Continental Air Boat parts-
0520, set of headers, wood
prop, other miscellaneous
items $900 (863)261-5826
2007 - 46 LB. SALTWATER
$950. (772)260-6657
Minn Kota Bass Boat- 2 man,
9.4', 2 HP outboard trolling
motor very nice, new seats
$875 (863)467-0506
PONTOON BOAT - 20', 50hp
engine make "force", rurm
great, with trailer. $2500
RIVER BOAT - Richard Colvin
built, 37', perfect live aboard.
$5000 (239)823-2587 or
SAIL BOARD - Mistral Malibu,
w/NAISH Atlanta Sail, Car-
bon mast, and so forth $750
neg (863)675-2215
SAIL BOATS - (2) SunFish,
good condition, with trailer,
900 for all or will sell separ-
ate (863)763-8642
SAILBOAT - Irwin 37', 4' draft,
new shaft/prop, needs work,
hull awl griped. $5000

CAMPER TOP - 8', aluminum,
w/slider window & key, good
shape, $250.
(863)983-9753 Clewiston
MOTORHOME, '98 - 24', 100k
mi., good cond., fully loaded,
w/ac, $2500.
OKEECHOBEE - 38' RV w/irg
FL room, many improve-
ments, in RV park. $4999
17 ft. Air Awning Fridge
Screen Room New Tires
Excellent Vinyl $2000.

Motorcycle, 360cc, 1974,
3000 miles, like new, $2500
2001 - 8600 mis. Excellent
condition. $3200
TRIUMPH T140 1977 - Clean.
Call anytime for details.
$4900. (772)216-5969

GO-CART Select - Adult size,
runs goodwith roll cage,
needs tires $400.
HONDA 400 RANCHER 2006 -
Auto, 4x4, Low Hours, Like
New, 1 1/2 YR Warranty Left
$4500/neg. (772)260-6657

250R, been in storage less
than 10 hrs., mint cond.,
$2500 neg. (863)697-8056
MINI-BIKE - Verucci, 49cc,
slightly used, $1250. Call

Hi-Lo, new carpet, int. re-
modeled, ext. good shape,
$2000 neg. (863)763-8289


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Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Equipment 4025
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
Vans 4070

1992 Cadillac Brougham,
white, good condition, runs
ood, good tires, very clean'
3500 (863)763-6520
CHEVROLET 2500 1998 -
454 big block, cd ,dark
green. ask for Eric $4000/or
best offer. (863)467-0050
Interceptor, cloth interior,
Seat condo , AC, 112K,
3500 (863)509-8576
Great MPG! Runs great!
$1500/or best offer.
good, very strong motor,
needs some trans repair.
$2500 (863)763-2703
Ladder rack or boat rack for a
long bed or short bed pick
up $200 firm
(863)447-2276 Anytime
New transmission, new bat-
tery, new starter - needs en-
gine work. $500.
Pontiac GrandAm- 2002, 4
door, white, new tires $1200
or best offer (863)532-1567
PONTIAC SUNFIRE '96 - 4 cyl,
5 spd, good on gas, runs
great. $1800 or best offer
Saturn-2000 SL2, 4 door,
101K m, PS/PB, Auto, Air,
New tires, EPA 38 mpg, ex.
cond $3950 (863)357-0224

GMC 2500 1968 - 350 V8
with RV cam, 4 spd, no bed,
runs great $1300/or best of-
fer. (863)697-3865

OKEE 4-wd Extended cab,
auto transmission is slipping.
$1800/neg. (863)673-9202
FORD BRONCO 1991 - 302
5.0L,needs battery/fuel
pump, $1500/or best offer.

5.7L ENGINE -1994 Chevy
Other Parts Available
Call for details $650/neg.
355 gears, V/ ton, 33" mud
tires & Tractor tires, $500
will sell sep. (863)763-8085
High & Low gears, perfect
for hunting buggy. $900 or
best offer (863)228-6173
(4) Mudders, 33x12.5x17,
140 for all or sell separate
(239)250-2820 '
right & left, for '06 Dodge
3500, $150. (863)674-1498
cond will fit short bed truck
measurements 60w x 81L x
22h, 12 months old $450.
Dodge Ramcharger 1/2 ton,
frame/axles $800/or best
offer. (863)697-3865
FRONT GRILL - for '05 up
Mustang GT, in the box,
$250 (239)986-0296
GRILL GUARD - for Dodge Du-
rango, asking $50'
RECORD HEADS in plastic -
Off of '87 Chev.Blazer call'
Dwayne $150.
hp, can see it run. $75
TIRES (4) Nicky Thompson,
Baja Claws, Brand new.
15/35/17/250. $600
TOPPER - Maroon, Fits Short
Bed Dodge Ram 1500, Flori-
da Line, Rear window.
$500 863-532-9366
TRANSFER TANK - 100 gallon
diesel, fits full size long bed
truck, L-shaped, exc cond.
$475 (863)634-1479
1994 Chevy,4 Speed, Auto-
matic $400/neg.
TRUCK JACK - Hi-Lift, Model
HL484, max. load 4660 Ibs.
Brand New. Pd $105, asking
$80. 305-879-0895, LaBelle

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RFP No. 2008-29
Opening Date and Time: August 4, 2008 at 2:15 p.m.
lihe Hendry County Value Adjustment Board VAB) is soliciting proposals from quali-
fied attorneys to represent the Board. Individuals must be a member of the Florida
Bar and have practiced law in Florida for over five years and may not represent the
property appraiser, the tax collector, any taxing authority, or any properly owner in
any administrative or judicial review of property taxes.
In order to be considered, submittals must be received by the Value Adjustment
Board at the C.E. Hall Building (Clerk's Office) in the Hendry County Courthouse
Complex, 25 E. Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida by August 4, 2008, at 2:00
p.m., at which lime all responses to this request will be recorded in the presence of
one or more witnesses.
A copy of the Instructions and RFP Documents can be obtained from the Hendry
County Purchasing Department, located at 165 S. Lee St., LaBelle, Florida (for pic
up), Post Office Box 2340, LaBelle, Florda 33975 (mailing address), or by calling
(863) 675-5220 or (863) 983-1585.
This solicitation does not commit the VAB to award any contracts, to pay any costs
incurred in the preparation of a response to this RFP or to contract for any services.
The VAB reserves the right to reject any or all submittals received as a result of this
solicitation, or to cancel in part or in its entirety this RFR if it is in the best interest of
the County to do so.
Hendry County Value
Adjustment Board
Kevin McCarthy, Chair
282691 CB & CN 07/17,24/08 Kevin McCarthy,

Bid No. 2008-28
Sealed Bids will be received by the Board of County Commissioners of Hendry
County at the Hendry County Complex, lerk ol Circuit Court, Attn. Barbara Butler,
C.E. Hall Building, Administration Wing, 2nd Floor, Room A-226, 25 E Hickpochee
Ave,, LaBelle, Florida 33935, until Thursday, August 21, 2008, at 2:00 p.m., for
The Bids will be opened on Thursday, August 21, 2008, at 2:00 p.m., or soon
thereafter, at the Hendry County Complex, C, E. Hall Bldg, Administrative Wing, First
Floor, Commissioner's Board Room, 25 E Hickpochee Ave., LaBelle, Florida, 33935.
Bidders are encouraged to attend the Pre-BId Conferences as follows:
Wednesday, August 6, 2008, at 10:00 am. Hendry County Engineer Office,
99 E, Cowboy Way, LaBelle, Florida 33935.
A copy of the Specification and Bidders Instructions may be obtained from the office
of the Hendry County Engineer, located at 99 East Cowboy Way, Post Office Box
1607. LaBelle, Florida, 33975-1607, or call (863) 675-5222.
The Board of County Commissioners reserves the right to reject any or all bids with
or without cause, and/or to accept the Bid that, in its judgment, will be for the best
interest of the County of Hendry,
Board of County Commissioners
Hendry County, Florida
Janet Tar, Chair
283615 COS &CB 07/24/08

There will be a LaBelle Airport Advisory Board Meeting held on Wednesday, August
13, 2008 at 3 p.m. The meeting will be held at LaBelle City Hall, in the Commis-
sioners Board Room, located at 481 W. Hickpochee Avenue in LaBelle.
All interested parties are encouraged to attend. For Further information, please con-
tact the Hendry County Engineer's Office at (863) 675-5222 or (863) 983-1588.
If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Hendry County Commission
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 ver-
batim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and
evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.
Janet B. Taylor, Chair
Board of County Commissioners, Hendry County
283612 CGS & CB 07/24/08

Noice is hereby given that the Board of County Commissioners will hold Budget
Workshops on July 28 and July 29, 2008, beginning at 9:00 a.m, and continuing
as necessary. The meetings will be held at the Hendry County Courthouse Com-
mission Chambers, 25 E. Hickpochee Ave., LaBelle, Florida. The meetings are
accessible by the disabled.
All persons wishing to be'heard may appear at said meeting, I a person decides to
appeal any decision made by the Board with respect to any matter considered at
such meeting or hearing, he or she will need a record of the proceedings and, for
such purpose, he or she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the ro-
ceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which
the appeal is to be based.
Janet B. Taylor, Chair
Board of County Commissioners
283662 C/CGS 7/24/08

CHEVY 4X4 TRUCK '96 - Step
side, runs good, body in
good shape, needs some
work. $1400 (239)233-2805
CHEVY 10 '93 - Vortec V6, 5
speed, $1000
standard transmission, good
cond., $1000
DODGE PU '92 - runs excel-
lent, $850 (239)250-2820 or
DODGE RAM 150 1986 - 318
Motor, Looks and Runs
Good $1200/or best offer.
DODGE RAM 1500 2001 -
Runs good Cold A/C, air
bags, 1 owner, V-6, auto.
Anti-lock brakes, 150,000 mi
$3000/or best offer.
(863) 4 67-4049
FORD 150 PU '93 - crew cab,
runs exc. & looks good, 3
tool boxes, 5sp. 4wd, a/c,
S6, $1600 (863)763-6216
FORD F150 '87 - 2wd, 5.0 V8,
EFI, topper, over sized tires,
reliable. $1300 or best offer
(863)675-1222 evenings
Ext. cab, 2 tone beige/brown.
Cold A/C, Standard. $1500
firm (863)763-3451
1989 - speed 2.3L eng
Runs Good $1000/or best
offer. (239)503-7653
Needs rear end. 4-wd auto.
V-8, a/c $1800.

Pace, white, side door,
ramp, 3 level shelves, $2300
neg. (863)763-8289
neck, 20', with ramps, good
floor, new brakes & axle, 8
lug. $2900 (863)697-9704
FOR SALE- 4 X 6, almost new,
black, single axle, 1 7/8"
hitch, lights, $275 neg.
gle track w/ramp, new wheel
bearings, tires & running
lights. $325 (863)805-2869
REESE HITCH - Trailer hitch
for full size pick up. Excellent
condition. $50.
TRAILER - 20 ft tandem axle,
good shape. $1100 or best
offer (239)233-2805
TRAILER 10X6 - 2x6 wood
flooring with sides $350.
TRAILER 8X4 - expanded met-
al flooring with sides great
for lawn mower or atv $225.
axle, solid steel, $?00

'01 -15 passenger. Excellent
condition. $4200 or best of-
fer. Call 239-784-5782

Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500

File No. 2007-209-CP
The administration of the Estate of Abel
L. Dominguez deceased, Rle No.
2007-209-CP is pending in the Circuit
Court for Hendry County, Floida, Pro-
bate Division, the address of which is
Clerk of the Circuit Court, Hendry
County Court House, Main Street. La-
belle, Florida. The names and address-
es of the personal representative and
the personal representative's attorney
are set forth below.
All persons on whom this notice Is
served who have objections that cal-
lenge the validity of the will, the qualifi-
cations of the personal representative.
venue, or jurisdiction of this Court are
required to file their objections with
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate on whom a
copy of this notice is served within
three months after the date of the first
publication of this notice must file their
claims with this Court WITHIN THE
All other creditors of the decedent and
persons having claims -, r imnid-'
against the decedent's est.n., ii,'t.i im' :
their claims with tllhs court WITHIN
The date of the first publication of this
Noticeis July 17, 2008,
Personal Representative:
10500 McGreggor Blvd.
Ft. Myers, Florida 33919
(239) 275-4047 Telephone
Florida Bar No. 293301
Attorney for Personal Representative:
Michelle E. Berthiaume
255 Fourth Street
Fort Myers, Florida 33901
239) 415-9907
Florida Bar No. 0193402
282700 CB 07/17,24/08

AUGUST 3, 2008 @ 8:O0AM
1993 GMC
VIN#1 GDEG25K8PF505147
283706 CB 7/24/08

Submitted photo/Don Crebs

Open house
If you left high school without graduating, the GED provides
an opportunity to earn your high school diploma. Getting
a diploma can make a big difference in your life. You can
continue your education, get a better job, feel better about
yourself and invest in your future. LaBelle Adult School now
has a day lab open to all. Classes are free and offered it he
morning and afternoon. For more information please contact
Don Crebs at 612-0706.

Submitted photo

A giving youth
Lance Bell, a youth at Christ Central, teamed up with his
pastor, Shannon Craft, and chose a summer mission to
send blanket and a Bible to people in Sudan. Pastor Craft
donated 12 blankets and Lance raised the money to pay
for their shipment. In total he raised $2 per blanket and
$90 for shipping.

Dress code announced

for LMS students

Students and parents need
to be aware of the importance
of good grooming and its effect
upon the learning environment.
Good taste means knowing
what to wear and when to wear
it. Since the home provides the
funds, guidance, and upkeep of
the student's clothing worn in
school, it is the responsibility of
the parent to see that grooming
reflects the modesty and good
taste expected in school. The
following is the dress code ex-
pected of our students:

All shirts will have collars
and sleeves. The tops will have
three (3) buttons or less and can
be patterns or solids. (NOTE:
Links to vendors who provide
these tops are available online at

Pants may be jeans, kha-
kis or capris. They may not be
sweat pants, jogging pants,

cargo pants, nylon, velour or
Skirts and shorts must be no
shorter than one (1) Student ID
length above the knee.
NO Cut-offs!

Safe footwear shall be worn
at all times. No bedroom slippers
are to be worn. No sandals, flip-
flops, or "Crocs" are allowed.
Closed in, rubber-soled
shoes such as tennis shoes are

Coats, jackets, sweaters, and
sweatshirts are permitted. Col-
lared shirts must be visible at all

No hooded outerwear
will be worn
The administration reserves
the right to prohibit any article
of clothing or accessory that is
not appropriate at school.

Submitted photo/Pat Bosley
Pioneer 4-H quilt camp, pictured left to right, front row Dustin
Padgett, Andrea Harrell, Aurielle Shock, Talitha Shock,
Meaghan Batton, Myra Banda, Brittany Harrell, Mavis Plau-
mandon, Edward Bebon. Back row, Ginnie Rivas, Andrea
Harrell, Kris Rivas, and Allyson Woodard. The quilters got to
take these quilts home after all their hard work.

Free Speech Free Ads

Caloosa Belle, Thursday, July 24, 2008 13

Educational Briefs

Attention students
going into 7th grade
Florida law states that any
student entering or attending the
seventh grade must show proof
of additional vaccinations. These
include the Hepatitis B vaccine
(a series of 2 or 3 shots given
over a period of 4-6 months), a
Tetanus-diptheria booster and a
second measles, mumps and ru-
bella vaccination. The shots must
be recorded on a Department of
Health form 680 Florida certifi-
cate of immunization, otherwise
known as a "blue cared." Most
students going into the seventh
grade have completed their Hepa-
titis B requirement and the MMR
requirement. Some students go-
ing into the seventh grade have
not completed the Tetanus-dip-
theria requirement.
The Tetanus-diptheria immuni-
zation will be offered during open
house at LaBelle Middle School
August 14 from 9 a.m. till noon.
You can also receive the immu-
nization from your pediatrician's
office or at the health department.
The immunization is required to
enter the seventh grade.

LAS offering classes;
GED still open
LaBelle Adult School will be
offering computer/business class
and substitute teacher class. Sign
up at LAS for the fall semester. If
you have any questions please
contact LAS at 674-4118 for infor-
There are still openings for the
August 4-6 GED test. Sign up at
LAS. Call the above number for
more information.

Christian School
LaBelle Community Christian
School is planning an open house
for Aug. 14. School starts Aug. 18.
Children will not be automatically
re-enrolled. Staff takes care of kids
six weeks old to the eighth grade.
Hours of operation are from 7
a.m.-5:45 p.m.

FCAT scores
at West Glades
Parents of West Glades School
students in grades 4-8 may come
by the school office Monday-
Thursday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., to pick
up FCAT scores and information
for the Spring 2008 assessment.
These scores were released the
week of June 9. Parents may also
access these scores using Parent-

Edison College plans
student aid workshop
Are you trying to apply for fi-
nancial aid and need help com-
pleting your Free Application for
Federal Student Aid? On August
16, Edison College will be hold-
ing a free FAFSA Help Workshop
on the Edison College Hendry/
Glades campus at 9 a.m. You will
need to bring all of your W2's
and any other tax information
you have for the 2007 tax year.
Students under the age of 24 will
need to bring their parent's W2's
and tax information in addition to
their own. Call Brooke or Heath
at 863-674-0408 for further infor-

LES FCAT scores
To the parents of LaBelle Ele-
mentary School 4th and 5th grade
FCAT score reports are now
available in the school office. You
may pick up your child's FCAT
report at the office between the
hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Mon-
day through Thursday.

FCAT scores ready
at Country Oaks
Country Oaks Elementary
School FCAT Scores are here. You
may pick them up in the office
anytime between 8 a.m. and 4
p.m., Monday through Thursday.
Staff looks forward to seeing you
on August 14, from 9 a.m. to 11
a.m., for Open House. You will
get to meet your teachers and get
bus information. They also have
supply lists in the office and the
WalMart in Lehigh and Clewiston
have copies also. Thank you and
have a safe summer.

Apply for RCMA
child care now
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
Beginning 863-675-4266.
Please bring the following
documents: check stubs, income
tax 2007/W-2 and child birth cer-

Everglades introduces new sauces

SEBRING -Everglades Foods, di
Inc., manufacturers of Everglades to
Seasoning products, announced m
Tuesday, July 15, the creation of La
two new sauces and a marinade:
Everglades Gourmet Steak Sauce,
Everglades Gourmet Remoulade
Sauce and Everglades Wild Or-
ange Marinade.
All three of the new condi-
ments are available at Wal-Mart
stores around the state and south
Georgia along with the original
Everglades Moppin BBQ Sauce.
The Everglades Steak Sauce is
full of flavor and adds a zesty ac-
companiment to any cut of beef.
The Everglades Gourmet Remou-
lade Sauce is perfect for fish, fried
shrimp, crab cakes or spread on a
reuben or burger. The Everglades
Wild Orange Marinade is made
for pork, beef and fish and should
be marinated overnight to tender-
ize and give that crisp flavor.
Everglades Foods, Inc. current-
ly manufactures the original Ever-
glades All-Purpose Seasoning, Ev-
erglades Heat, Mesquite-Flavored
Cactus Dust BBQ Rub, Everglades
Fish & Fowl seasoning' and a 1/3
Less Salt No MSG seasoning.
Everglades Seasoning was
originated in Saipan by Bill Gerst-
man from a recipe he developed

during World War II in an effort and later sold the business. Ever-
make the servicemen's rations glades Foods, Inc. is now located
ore palatable. Back home in at the Sebring Airport Industrial
aBelle, he perfected the recipe Park and is open for visitors.

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Hendry County Customs caters

to the custom car aficionado

By Jo Coombs
Caloosa Belle
Every day changes happen
in our world. But over the years
some things never change. Dur-
ing the '60s young men enjoyed
spending time together, talking
'and working on their "muscle"
cars. The car sizes and accesso-
ries have changed, but not a ma-
jority of the young people. They
still like to get together, talk and
work on their vehicles whether it
is a car, truck or SUV (And now
there are some women who like
to work on theirs, too.)
That is exactly what happened
in this case. Martin Gomez (serv-
ing the LaBelle community for
15 years, owner of Capt. Quick
Lube), Javier Rueda, both life
long residents of LaBelle, and
Anthony Mendoza, a 12-year resi-
dent, decided during one of their
"get together" that.even though
the economy is bad that it was
"time." And voila! Hendry County
Customs was born.
The shop is open for business
- ready to help you with many dif-
ferent automotive needs: stereos,
custom boxes, accessories, lift
kits, lowering kits, rims and tires
and window tinting.
They've remodeled the entire
building at 435 S. Bridge Street

Caloosa Belle/Patty Brant
Get your "ride" just the way you want it at Hendry County
Customs. Pictured from left are co-owners: Martin Gomez,
Anthony Mendoza and Javier Rueda.

in LaBelle. Their hours are 8 to
5, Monday through Saturday, and
on Sunday by appointment. Call
You'll want to be around Satur-
day, July 26, for their grand open-

ing bash. Free hot dogs and ham-
burgers and-a deejay handling the
music! No matter what your au-
tomotive needs, you might want
to check out Hendry County Cus-
toms first.

Mention this ad and-receive
1 Up to $100.00 value on your next visit.

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Las Noticas en Espanol

Aplique ahora para el 2009
La Honorable Kristina Kulpa,
tasadora del condado Hendry,
quiere recordarles que pueden
aplicar ya, para. las exenciones
sobre los impuestos para el aio
2009. No tienen que esperar has-
ta enero 2 del 2009 para aplicar.
Al aplicar temprano evitaran la
oleada de fltima hora y el esperar
en fila, tambi6n evitaran olvidarse
de aplicar y no recibir el beneficio
de la(s) exenci6n(es).
Nuestras oficinas en ambas
localidades mantienen el mismo
horario, de 8:30 a.m. a 5 p.m. de

lunes a viernes. Pase por una de
nuestras oficinas durante estas
horas y salga ya de esa preocu-
Si tiene alguna pregunta en
cuanto a aplicar temprano para el
2009 puede llamar a nuestra ofi-
cina en LaBelle al 863-675-5270
o desde Clewiston, sin recargo,
al 863-983-3178. Tambi6n puede
Ilegarse a nuestra pAgina de la red
mundial al www.hendryprop.org
para mas informaci6n.

Servicio de comunidad
El grupo 24 horas de tragones

anonimos invita a todas las perso-
nas que tengan el problema de so-
bre peso a su primer aniversario y
asi mismo a una junta public de
information acerca de como de-
jar de comer'desesperadamente y
como bajar de peso sin dietas, sin
pastillas y sin ejercicio. La junta se
realizara el dia 2 de agosto a las 3
p.m. en el Salon LaBelle Woods
Resort, 620 South Main Street.
Te esperamos no te arrepe-
niras (estrictamente favor de no
Ilevar ninos.)
Abra cena y baile gratis. Llama
863-675-3261 or 863- 234-8188.

Florida's Freshwater Frontier gets grant

Sebring - VISIT FLORIDA, the
state's official source for travel
planning, has awarded a Cul-
tural Heritage and Nature Tour-
ism Grant to Florida's Freshwater
Frontier (FFF) for the 2008-09
Fiscal Year, which began July 1,
The announcement of the
grant, in. the amount of $5,000,
came during the Commission's
June 18 meeting.
"The purpose of these grants
is to help non-profit entities and
local governments stretch their
tourism marketing dollars in an
effort to expand cultural heritage'
and nature tourism activities in
Florida," said Kerri Post, Vice
President of New Product Devel-
opment for VISIT FLORIDA.
"We were pleased that VISIT
FLORIDA and the Florida Com-
mission on Tourism selected us
from among a'large number of.
grant applicants, during their
most competitive grant cycle

to date," said Michelle Phillips,
tourism coordinator for Florida's
Freshwater Frontier.
FFF received a similar grant
in July 2007 to print their 2008-
2009 Attractions & Events Guides.
Those free guides are available to
the public at the local Chambers
of Commerce, VISIT FLORIDA Of-
ficial Welcome Centers, and vari-
ous locations throughout South
Central Florida.
FFF, Inc. is the official tour-
ism marketing corporation for
the South Central Florida region
named FHREDI: Florida's Heart-
land Rural Economic Develop-
ment Initiative, Inc. FFF supports
regional tourism through adver-
tising, promotions, public rela-
tions, new product development
and visitor services programs.
As a public/private enterprise,
FFF partners with six Counties:
DeSoto, Glades, Hardee, Hendry,
Highlands, Okeechobee; and
the Communities of Belle Glade,


Immokalee, Pahokee and South B' , r" r.'
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Bay. To learn more about FFF and r nircia1 ~
request a copy of either guide, 2' .oi
visit their web site: www.Florida- |T ngerrn

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14 Caloosa Belle, Thursday, July 24, 2008

United Way fills board

and chairman positions

Fort Myers, Fla. (July 10,
2007) - Larry Hart, Assistant Lee
County Tax Collector, was elect-
ed to serve as the Chairman of
the Board of United Way of Lee,
Hendry and Glades. Several
community leaders have also
joined the board of directors of
the United Way of Lee, Hendry
and Glades. New board mem-
bers include David Barth, Publix
Super Markets; Brandy Cartai-
no, Lee County Sheriff's Office;
Richard Fain, Wachovia Bank;
Dean Fjelstul, Brooks Commu-
nity Volunteer; William Mitchell,
City of Fort Myers; Matt Petro,
The News-Press; Sandy Rhodes,
Chico's; Tulio Suarez, Law Firm
of Tulio Suarez; Michael R. Ta-
laga, Alico, Inc.
The board of directors over-
seas the organization's fundrais-
ing, fund distribution, and com-
munity planning efforts. Last
year in our community, more
than 300,000 people's lives were
touched by United Way of Lee,
Hendry and Glades 156 partner
programs and initiatives. These
services are fueled by an annual
campaign that raised more than
$7.6 million in 2007-2008.
Since the inception of United
Way in 1957, 80 million dollars
have been raised in our com-
munity. All money raised in
the United Way campaign stays
in the local community to help
support the local human service
network. United Way partner
agencies and initiatives like Alvin
A Dubin Alzheimer's Resource
Center, Children's Advocacy
Center, Big Brothers Big Sisters,
LARC and United Way 211 serve
a diverse range of needs in our


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Submitted photo
Larry Hart, Lee County As-
sistant Tax Collector, was
elected to serve as the Unit-
ed Way of Lee, Hendry and
Glades Board Chair. Hart:
was campaign chair of Unit-
ed Way in 2006, success-
fully surpassing his goal
and raising over $6.9 for the
community such as nurturing
children and youth, strength-
ening families, meeting critical
needs such as helping the elderly
and disabled live independently,
and empowering communities
by bringing health and human
services to neighborhoods.
In addition to raising funds
for human service organizations
in our community, the United
Way promotes partnerships and
collaborations among agencies
and initiatives, helping them
to work together focusing on
issues and solutions that con-
tinue to improve lives. For more
information please call United
Way of Lee, Hendry and Glades
at (239) 433-2000 or visit wwvw.

Joel Spencer on dean's list

Saint Leo University is pleased
to announce that Joel Spencer of
LaBelle has been named to the
Dean's List for the spring 2008
The Dean's List is published
at the end of the fall, spring and
summer semesters. Students who
have earned at least 12 credits
with a term grade point average
of 3.65 or higher are recognized
on the Dean's List.
The values of excellence,
community, respect, personal
development, responsible stew-
ardship, and integrity are central
to academic life at this leading
Catholic teaching university.
About Saint Leo University
Chartered in 1889, Saint Leo
University is one of the largest
and most innovative Catholic
universities in the United States.
Students enrolled at Saint Leo
may choose from 41 academic
programs, including bachelor's
degrees, master's degrees, pre-
professional and' accelerated-
learning programs. As one of the
leading providers of higher edu-
cation to the military and a leader
in online higher education, Saint
Leo's enrollment includes more
than 14,000 students at the tra-
ditional University Campus and
16 regional centers throughout

Florida, California, Georgia, South
Carolina, Texas and Virginia, and
through the Center for Online
Learning. For more information,
visit www.saintleo.edu.

Local singer performs to respect the flag

The setting was Pittsburgh,
Pennsylvania, a rainy day, and it
was June 14, 2008, a Saturday,
Flag Day - a time to remember
and celebrate our flag and a time
to retire from service many torn
and tattered flags that had served
their country well.
The onslaught of continuous
rain minimized the quantity of
citizens, but in no way dampened
the spirits of those patriots who
stood waiting for the ceremonies
to begin. It rained from early in
the day until just before the cer-
emony as if to cleanse all the pol-
lution and impurities from the air
and made pure this occasion that
is too often excluded from our
South Park is home to "By
the Dawns Early Light" Flag Re-
tirement Plaza, a one-of-a-kind
facility that provides a location
for patriotic reflection and the
proper retirement of our nation's
symbol. Designed with the help
of John Kovach, Jr., a former Ma-
rine and sergeant first class in the
Pennsylvania National Guard, the
hexagonal plaza is surrounded
by seven flag poles - one for each
branch of the military and one for
the American flag - with a burn pit
in the center.
A deposit box on the site al-
lows visitors to leave soiled, dam-
aged and tattered flags to be incin-
erated during future ceremonies.
Presentation of the colors and
POW/MIA Flag followed Linda*
& *Jeanie, The Hilltop Singers,
patriotic rendition of their song
"Liberty's Bell."
Flags from all branches of
the Armed Forces were raised
by their representatives. The Na-
tional Anthem was sung and the
ceremony began. A teacher sang
"My Country 'Tis of Thee" while
her students signed the song for
the audience. Flags from 48 of
the 50 states were presented for
retirement. The presentation of
these flags by Boy Scouts was fol-
lowed by the flags being gently
opened and draped in the pit to
be torched by many elected offi-
cials: Brigadier General Dave Pa-
pak, United States Marine Corps,

,. .,,A Willow Creek Association Church * Jay Goforth. Pastor

Ambassador Charles Ray, Deputy
Assistant Secretary of Defense,
POW/Missing Personnel Affairs
and others. There were many
Vietnam vets in attendance as
well as representatives from other
Authors Joyce Faulkner and
Pat McGrath Avery gave tribute to
Sherman Jones, a Sunchon Tun-
nel Massacre Survivor, who was
also in attendance. Then a trib-
ute to our fallen heroes included
Linda* & *Jeanie's harmonious
arrangement of "Only the Name"
followed by "Taps" performed a
capella. Many badges of courage
were represented on this day and
it is hoped that the faded glory of
a flag that served its country well
will take on new meaning for the
youth of our country. Perhaps the
young people learned the impor-
tance of respecting this symbol
of our security and freedom. The
key is respect - Respect for our
flag, and our country. Respect for
It is hoped that the Plaza will
facilitate the retirement of our na-
tion's emblem with the respect
and dignity it deserves for years
to come.
Linda Carpenter DeShon is an
employee of HCA - The Women's
Hospital in Nashville, TN, and has
been a nurse for 42 years. She
and her sister, Jeanie, made USO.
tours in 1971-1972 to Vietnam
and all over Southeast Asia. They
continue to serve their country
by singing for Vietnam Vet Re-
unions and patriotic occasions.
Jeanie Carpenter Gargano has
worked for the US Postal Service
for 20 years and currently works
as Sales, Service Associate in the
LaBelle Post Office.

Submitted photo
Linda Carpenter DeShon of Nashville, TN and her sister,
Jeanie Carpenter Gargano of LaBelle, sang for a crowd at
Flag Day in Pittsburgh.



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