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At a Glance
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
Boy Scout sign ups
Sign-up Night for new Hen-
dry County Cub & Boy Scouts
Thursday, August 28, at 6:30
p.m. at all public elementary
school cafeterias in Lee and
Now is the time to join the
fun and excitement of Ameri-
ca's foremost youth program
for boys-Cub & Boy Scout-
ing. Scouting provides youth
with an opportunity to try new
thing, provide service to others,
build self confidence, develop
academic skills and reinforce
ethical standards. These op-
portunities not only help them
when they are young, but carry
forward into their adult lives
and the values by which they
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 La-
Belle and the SCF. Bring your
ideas to the August meeting or
drop them off at the Chamber
All local businesses and or-
ganizations are reminded that
it's time to send in letters nam-
ing their SCF representative and
an alternate. Only those official
representatives will be able to
vote on SCF business.
The SCF extends an invita-
tion to everyone who thinks
they may be interested in plan-
ning this huge local event.
There's no better way to show
your heart's in LaBelle than to
be involved in its biggest party
of the year!
* See Page 2 for information about
how to contact the newspaper.
8 16510 00019 1
Candidate forum held at John Boy
argue for votes,
By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
CLEWISTON -- A political fo-
rum held at the John Boy Audi-
torium last week drew the major
contestants participating in the
August primary election.
Although the format was bet-
ter suited to a quick meet and
greet, some candidates took ad-
vantage of the stage to talk about
their positions on important is-
The most involving category
of the night revolved around the
race for sheriff of Hendry Coun-
ty, and the five political hopefuls
spoke to the voters who, just a
few short weeks from now, will
have the ultimate say.
Participants had the oppor-
tunity to introduce themselves,
answer questions, and provide
a final remark. The forum ran.
three-and-a-half hours, but most
audience members stayed to the
end of the Clewistoa.-otary-,
Lions- and Chamber-sponsored
The last question of the night
was a controversial one and
showed how each one of the
prospective sheriffs would han-
dle the task: Do you or would
you support combining the
Clewiston Police Department
and the Hendry County Sheriff's
Fred Dyess, Jr.: "The only way
I'm going to support combining
them is putting them in the same
facility. We don't have the dollars
to continue expanding one or
the other. We need to have as-
signed investigators on this side
of the county, which currently do
not exist, working with the inves-
tigators of the city police depart-
ment to fight crime within your
Rick Hornsby: "Absolutely
not, and I'll you why. What we
have to do is build a rapport be-
tween the Hendry County Sher-
iff's Office and the Clewiston
Police Department. The same
people committing crimes in
the county are the same people
committing crimes in the city.
With that said ... if the city of
Clewiston asks for my assistance
as sheriff, I will provide them my
assistance, only if invited."
Kevin Nelson: "If the city of
Clewiston decided they wanted
to disband the police depart-
By Patty Brant
For years Port LaBelle Inn
was the hub of activity in La-
Belle. Several years ago an
out of town concern put a lot
of time, effort and money into
refurbishing the inn, but ulti-
mately could not make a go of
it. So, about nine months ago
it went back to owners Richard
and Dottie Siebel. Since then,
they have been working hard
to make their own renovations
to the hotel.
The restaurant, once a big
draw for the complex, sits emp-
ty now although several chefs
have shown interest in reopen-
ing it. At this time, the Siebels
are renting this lovely, spaceous
room for catered parties, wed-
dings, reunions and such. The
panoramic view of the lake is
still as engaging as ever.
For smaller parties, there is
the Sabal Palm Room.
The lounge, another former
hot spot for locals, remains
open six days a week - beer
and wine only. Patrons can en-
joy free pool and football along
with their favorite beverage and
the companionship of good
SRichard and Dottie have put
a lot of effort into upgrading
the hotel. The entire top floor
has all new air conditioning.
Port LaBelle Inn has a total of
47 rooms, five of them suites.
Most rooms have new carpet-
ing and new furniture with 25"
TVs. Half of the rooms have
refrigerators and microwaves
and the Siebels have worked to
make the hotel meet ADA stan-
dards. Several rooms are desig-
nated for smokers.
Naturally, there are ice ma-
chines for patrons' convenience
and an inviting pool. Rooms
may be rented by the month,
week or day.
Richard is the hands-on
proprietor; Dottie handles the
office. Angie Hall manages the
place while her husband, Jus-
tin, takes care of maintenance.
See Port - Page 2
ment, then I would do everything
in my power to bring those offi-
cers on duty ... keep them here
in Clewiston, where they know
their area, they live here, they
know who belongs here, who
doesn't. I don't recommend it
unless you just have to do it."
Steve Whidden: "Combining
the police department and the
sheriff's office is a Catch-22. If
the county were to take it over,
it's going to be a cost thing for
the city, they're not gonna do
that unless they get it for cheaper
-- money is money. Deputies can
See forum - Page 2
top honor agent
Gene McAvoy, County Ex-
tension Director and Regional
Vegetable Agent with the UF/
IFAS Hendry County Exten-
sion Office, was awarded the
Distinguished Service Award
by the National Association of
County Agricultural Agents.
This prestigious award recog-
nizes an individual with least
ten years with outstanding ser-
vice as a member of the Coop-
erative Extension Service. This
award is the highest honor that
can be bestowed on a County
Agent and only approximately
one percent of County Agricul-
tural Agents in the country ever
achieve this recognition. The
Distinguished Service Award
was presented at the National
Association of County Agricul-
tural Agents Annual Meeting in
Greensboro, North Carolina on
July 17, 2008.
Ge tension Office
Gene for 11 years
McAvoy as Regional
in Southwest Florida working
with the commercial vegetable
industry working with the com-
mercial vegetable industry on
over 70,000 acres to address
the critical issues impacting
growers' economic viability
and sustainability in the global
He is recognized nationally
in his field and serves on local
See McAvoy - Page 2
What do good FCAT
While many of you are
aware that our public schools
did well this year, did you
know? Hendry County public
school system was awarded a
B by the state Department of
Education, our highest grade
since the state began assigning
letter grades for school districts
This year's score was al-
most a 10 percent improve-
ment over last year's score. In
addition, two-thirds of our low-
est performing students made
significant gains in reading and
"The credit belongs to the
students and our teachers,"
said Scott Cooper, Assistant
Superintendent, "these impres-
sive gains could not have been
accomplished without their
hard-work and dedication."
In LaBelle, Country Oaks
Elementary, LaBelle Middle
School and LaBelle High
School all brought their grade
up one letter while Upthe-
grove Elementary and LaBelle
Elementary each maintained
their grade A status. LaBelle
Middle School had the largest
See FCAT - Page 2
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Port LaBelle Inn's Richard Seibel and his wife Dottie (not
pictured) welcome you to their pride and joy.
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Honoring: Our Fallen Heroes
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LaBelle's fallen heroes USMIC Staff Sgt. Christopher Stricklard, and Army Chief War-
rant Officer Robert Charles Hammett, were honored at a benefit on Saturday, July 26.
Approximately 1,000 people came to honor the fallen heroes and over $6,000 was
raised for the families.
Photo by Nick Proverbs
Dave Doerr, Commander of VFW #10100 and Bill Davis, Commander of American Le-
gion Post #130, salute the American flag and the fallen heroes before their families
and friends. Joe Durno, Governor of Moose Lodge #2398, was present but somehow
missed the camera lens. These three organizations worked together as a team to pro-
duced this wonderful benefit and definitely made the people of LaBelle and Hendry
County stand tall and proud.
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Portcould put in a nine-hole course
Port on the 41 acres they own at the
inn, but he feels there's just not
Continued From Page 1 quite enough room.
He'd really prefer to keep the
Anyone who's been in LaBelle zoning recreational, he said, even
for some time fondly remembers though he could make more
the fantastic golf course at Port money selling the property for
LaBelle. It brought many a visitor lots. He said those people who
to the aiea and was a main focus bought lots out there at the auc-
for local golf'enthusiasts. tion should have known it was
When the property was auc- zoned recreational and not expect
tioied .off:-.a few years ago, that the county to change it for them.
recreational jewel was lost. Rich- To Richard, it just makes sense
ard tried to salvage it, but was to keep the lake area for recre-
unsuccessful. Although he's not ation, with the marina and pool
a golfer himself, he knows that right there as well. He said he
many people are - and that they could redo tennis courts and it
are often devoted to the game. As would make a fine recreational
before, a nice golf course could center.
form the nucleus of a really good At any rate, he said it's still
economic draw. Richard feels it open to discussion at least.
would be a mistake for the county Richard's pride in Port LaBelle
to change the zoning to accom- Inn hasn't been dampened by the
Smodate homesites. last few difficult years. He envi-
"We have a lot of homesites," sions the inn as the hub of activity
he reasons, "but there is no better of former years.
place for golf course than here." "After all," he said, "it's still nic-
He said he has been told he est place in LaBelle."
ualoosa Belle/Patty Brant
Almost all the rooms have been renovated and upgraded with
new furniture and carpeting.
Continued From Page 1
be anywhere from Flaghole to
Montura. If you have an emergen-
cy, there's no guarantee that those
officers will be there as quickly as
city officers will be."
Incumbent Sheriff Ronnie Lee:
"What the people want, you'll
have it. If they have a referendum
to combine the sheriff's office
and the police department, so be
it. Am I going to campaign to do
it? No. I'm not out as sheriff to try
to take over the city of Clewiston's
police department. It's a good
department and we work with
Also on-hand were candidates
to be featured in other primary
County Commission Dis-
trict 1: Pamela Melissa Jackson,
Wanda Richardson, Janet Taylor;
County Commission District 5,
Karson Turner, Bo Pelham; Hen-
dry County Superintendent of
Schools: Scott Cooper, Richard A.
"Rick" Murphy; Hendry County
U.S. Representative, District 16:
Tom Rooney, Hal Valeche; Hen-
dry County U.S. Representative,
District 23: Ray Torres Sanchez;
Property Appraiser: Mary S. Ham,
Lewell Hughes, Phillip L. Pelletier;
Public Defender: Brian M. Boyle,
Kathy Smith: School Board, Dis-
trict 1: Ray Clinard, Patrick Lucey.
Of course, not all candidates
for the seats were featured, with
the forum focusing simply on the
primary race to be held on Aug.
Voters also have the option of
early voting, which starts Aug. 11
and ends Aug. 24. The winners
of the primary will go on to the
general election, scheduled for
News Editor Jose Zaragoza can be
Caloosa Belle/Patty Brant
The elegant lobby greets you as you enter Port LaBelle Inn.
Caloosa Belle/Patty Brant
Enjoy a cool dip in the pool at Port LaBelle Inn.
iDon't lose Homestead
The Hon. Kristina Kulpa, Hen-
dry County Property Appraiser
wants everyone to remember
that if you relinquished your
Florida Homesteaded property in
2007 and are applying for or have
already applied for homestead in
2008 you may be eligible for the
new "portability exemption." The
same applies to your property
relinquished in 2008 and you are
now pre-filing for 2009 on a new
If you qualify for pciffability'it
will allow you to carry your cap
(Save Our Homes) with you to
Continued From Page 1
increase in the county, improving
upon their previous year's score
by 65 points, missing an A by only
LaBelle Elementary School
and LaBelle High School also
made remarkable gains, LES in-
creasing their score by 58 points
and LHS increasing theirs by 53.
In addition, LaBelle Elemen-
tary School earned the highest
score in the county. In the end, all
three elementary schools earned
an A, LaBelle Middle School
earned a B, and LaBelle High
School earned a C.
In Clewiston, Clewiston High
School raised its grade one let-,
ter and Clewiston Middle School
Continued From Page 1
and state committees serving
SFlorida growers. Challenge on a
daily basis, combined with the
satisfaction of educating and em-
powering people to solve their
horticultural and production re-
lated problems, have been prime
motivators for this Extension
Agent. Gene credits the loving
Support of his wife and three sons
as a major factor in his success.
your new Florida property.
If you are upsizing, meaning
the market value of your new
homestead property is greater
than your old homestead prop-
erty you will be able to carry your
"Save Our Homes" benefit forward
up to $500,000.
If you are downsizing, mean-
ing the market value of the new
homestead property is less than
the old homestead property you
will carry the SOH benefit forward
based on a percentage of old to
new homestead up to $500,000.
You can go to our website
www.hendrypa.org and down-
load the information for what you
need to bring with you to pie-file
for 2009 homestead plus an appli-
cation for portability. If you have
relinquished your Florida home-
steaded home in 2007 or 2008 but
have not yet purchased another
home you can also download a
"Request For Removal of Tax Ex-
For additional information call
LaBelle call 863-675-5270 and in
Humane Society: Help
People who love pets but can-
not adopt one for one reason or
another now have another way
to help. Caloosa Humane Society
has just added a feature to its pet
list on Petfinder.com called Spon-
sor a Pet. With a simple click of a
button, a visitor can make a do-
nation to a pet's care. To see pets
available to sponsor, visit www.
If the pet chosen is no longer
available for adoption or receives
numerous sponsorships, The
shelter will apply the donations
to ongoing needs for other pets.
Contributions are collected and
distributed by the Pelfinder corn
Foundation and are tax deduct-
ible as the law allows.
ended up only 9 points short of a tary School, Clewiston Middle on the back for a job well done.
B. In addition, Eastside Elementa- School' and Clewiston High "While this year's gains were cer-
ry came within 4 points of an A. School each earned a C. tainly impressive," Scott Cooper
In the end, Eastside and West- If you know a student, parent, said, "we are looking forward
side Elementary Schools both teacher or school board employ- to more success in the year to
earned a B, and Central Elemen- ee, be sure to give them a big pat come."
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Caloosa Belle, Thursday, July 31, 2008
Troublesome Muse bridge
about to be rejuvenated
By Barbara Oehlbeck
Special to the Caloosa Belle
In Hardee County, some 85
miles north-northwest of Muse,
there is a minor waterway that
history tells us has played a ma-
jor role in the lives of early Flo-
ridians for way over a century or
more. It's been a source of drink-
ing and household water, like for
bathing and washing clothes, it's
been a playground for little and
big folks 'most every day when
the sun shines and that's most of
'em in these parts. Children learn
to dive and swim and when the
time came these same children
and some adults were baptized
in the bubbling, clear water of
Troublesome Creek. Parents and
off-spring alike kept their fishing
poles handy. And one picturesque
site alongside the creek became
the home site of one of the first
-settlers of the entire area, long be-
fore it was named Hardee County.
He built a log cabin from trees cut
on the place for himself and his
bride. His name was Carlton, a
family name that is well spread
over the entire area of Hardee
County and environs. After all, Al-
bert Carlton and his wife, Martha,
added 9 sons and one daughter to
And some ask: why such a
name for such a naturally pretty
creek? Well, there are more than
a few who've heard hand-me-
down stories about the name.
One well-known tale declares
that an old Indian in his last-day
wanderings, settled down beside
the creek with his wigwam, his
cooking fire and his cane fishing
pole. He bothered no one and ap-
parently no one bothered him for
a long time. However, from time
to time it was said that he took a
chicken or so that did not belong
to him and that could have been
a "trouble". Thus, one of the tales
that linked the word "Trouble-
some"' to the creek.
And another tale is simply that
wagons and buggies and carts
and the like had trouble fording
the creek with its steep banks and
considerable rocks and boulders.
And, in places Troublesome Creek
is shallow and in other locations it
is of considerable depth.
Nevertheless, for whatever rea-
ss,:.the namc "Trouliblesc'rhe"
stuck. Its, headwaters begin in
Hardee County and its ending is
in the Peace River.
In the western quadrant of
Glades County, in an area known
as Muse, there's a creek name
"Bee Branch", which some say is
a large creek or a small river. Nev-
ertheless, this waterway rises and
falls, that is, goes up and down
Submitted photo/Donna Storter Long
When it all comes together this will be the new bridge over
Bee Branch on C.R. 720/Loblolly Bay Road, Muse, Glades
like a window shade, accord-
ing to rainfall. At times it floods
surrounding lands as well as the
main road going westward that
leads into the area. And for new-
comers to the area, the question
often arises: Is there water un-
der this bridge? Yes, mostly there
is, albeit overgrown with water
weeds of all sorts and unfortu-
nately garbage and trash from
those who've been called purely
troublesome people, thus water
as such can seldom be seen.
Many years ago, before there
was any bridge across "Bee
Branch", adults who wanted or
needed to go "to town" (LaBelle)
simply took their shoes off, wad-
ed across the creek, and proceed-
ed on their way. That is, if they
couldn't hitch a ride on a wagon
or buggy coming' or goin'. School
children living east of the branch
did the same thing who attended
the one school in the area which,
at that time, was located on old
Muse Road, west of Bee Branch.
It's said by a couple of real
old-timers, that the first bridge
that spanned this main road (CR
720/dateunknown) was a vood
structure which was replaced
with a concrete bridge following
WWII, circa 1945. This bridge
served a good purpose for over
a half century but then when the
vegetable farms started spring-
ing up in Muse by the hundreds
of acres and maybe more, natu-
rally trucks servicing the farms
used the bridge at which time its
demise was not unexpected but
nevertheless, a "troublesome"
fact of life-:ft+hose giving west of
' Soinearea residents, particu-
larly those living in the vicinity of
the bridge, began to see and hear
ominous signs that gave them
great concern about the safety of
the bridge. Several years ago, this
concern became a rather major
issue of the Muse Community As-
sociation. Two members of that
association crawled down under
the bridge, took pictures which
were more than a little "telling",
presented them to Glades County
Commissioners and the pressure
was on to build a new bridge, es-
pecially in view of school buses
going in and out of the area.
In the meantime, the Glades
County Road Department
"shored" up the bridge, installed
"slow down" strips on both ap-
proaches and put up signs, fol-
lowing an ordinance from the
county, to the effect that there
was to be NO TRUCK TRAFFIC.
The shoring up of the bridge, and
reinforcing the understructure,
did their job, and the bridge did
last until permits and financing
were arranged for a new bridge
which took a couple years or so.
However, the NO TRUCK TRAF-
FIC signs were ignored and not
enforced, but the bridge did hold
together until construction of the
new replacement structure was
begun in June, 2008. It has been
announced that the project will
be done by the end of August.
In the meantime the detour
route is a 'troublesome' burden
especially in view of plus-or-
minus $4 gas prices. The detour
route takes drivers west and south
via Kirby Thompson Road into
Hendry County - Route 78 - to
LaBelle, or cross the Big River/Ca-
loosahatchee at Fort Denaud. The
left turn goes to LaBelle, the right
turn to Alva and/or Fort Myers.
As bridges go, it's a minor
structure; however, like all bridg-
es it will get us, whomever, or
whatever..from one side tp.:the
"9ther: Aind it'll be probleirthat
probably won't be troublesome
for the rest of this century.
Barbara Oehlbeck is an author
of non-fiction articles and essays
who lives and writes in Glades
County. She can be reached at
863-675-2771 or firstname.lastname@example.org
or website at barbaraoehlbeck.
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FORT MYERS, FL
* 12040 Fairway Isles Dr
3BR 2.5BA 2,451sf+/-. Built 1991. Approx .23ac
Slot. Taxes approx $5144 ('06). Lee County.
_......,... . ' * Nominal Opening Bid: $50,000
-.. - Inspections: 1-4pm Sun Aug 3rd and 10th and 2
hrs prior to sale time.
CAPE CORAL, FL
S3532 15th PI
3BR 2BA 1,156sf+/-. Approx .22ac lot. Taxes
approx $2598 ('07). Lee County.
Nominal Opening Bid: $10,000
S:b I Inspections: 1-4pm Sun Aug 10th and 2 hrs prior
" to sale time.
LEHIGH ACRES, FL
* 853 Campbell
3BR 1,462sf+/-. Built 2006. Approx .23ac lot.
Nominal Opening Bid: $10,000
" . B Inspections: 1-4pm Sun Aug 10th and 2 hrs prior
to sale time.
FT. MYERS, FL
* 9225 Belleza Way
Nominal Opening Bid: $10,000
Inspections: 1-4pm Sun Aug 10th and 2 hrs prior
to sale time.
Above properties sell: 9:45am, Wed., Aug. 13th
at 12040 Fairway Isles Dr, Fort Myers, FL
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* 3434 Medford Ln
LABELLE, FL 2BR 2BA 1,673sf+/- condo. Built 1970. Taxes
* 1187 Riverbend Dr approx $2979 ('07).
Land. Nominal Opening Bid: $1,000
Nominal Opening Bid: $50,000 Inspections: 1-4pm Sun Aug 10th and 2 hrs prior
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Sells: 6:30pm, Tue., Aug. 12th BRAD ,
* 1724 32nd Ave W #3301
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By Pudge Lehman
Just returned home from the
Department of Florida American
Legion Auxiliary Convention in
Orlando. My "roomie" was Glo-
ria Kirkwood. In those four days
we discovered we are a lot alike
in our views on life in general. Do
not hold this against her!
To hang a picture right where
you want it, stick some double-
faced tape on the head of a thumb
tack. Stick it directly under the
picture's hanging bracket. Hold
the picture right where you want
it and push on the top. The tack
will make a tiny hole.
Use plastic hanging shoe bags
in your shop or garage to hold
spray cans, etc. Before you dis-
card that old phone, cut off the
coiled handset cord.
Use to wind around a tangle
of wires behind your computer
or home entertainment center to
keep them contained.
Prevent injuries from the guide
rails on your table saw by cutting
slits in a couple of old tennis balls
and slipping them on the ends.
Emergency measuring tools
if you are stuck in the hardwear
store are: A quarter is 1 inch wide,
a dollar bill is 6 1/8 long and 2 1/2
Sayin': The real reason a chick-
en crosses the road is to prove to
possums that it can be done.
And... Don't gossip. If rootin'
up dirt would git y'all anywhere,
pigs would be millionaires.
New fishing rules for
The Florida Fish and Wild-
life Conservation Commission
(FWC) reminds the public about
new Lake Okeechobee freshwa-
ter fishing rules. The rules went
into effect on July 1.
Largemouth bass in Lake
Okeechobee must be 18 inches
or greater in total length to be
harvested. Anglers can keep only
one bass 22 inches or greater in
total length as part of their daily
bag limit. Also, a new rule estab-
lishes a 10-inch minimum length
for black crappie on the lake. Bag
limits remain unchanged.
Sampling over the last few
years has shown a decline in the
numbers of small largemouth
bass and black crappie.
"The new size limits protect
younger largemouth bass and
black crappie from being harvest-
ed," said Jon Fury, FWC freshwa-
ter fisheries biologist. "The new
rules also reduce pressure on the
The Commission approved
the new rules in February, after
several public workshops.
Violating fish and wildlife
rules is illegal. To report viola-
tions, please call the Wildlife
Alert Hotline at 1-888-404-FWCC
Weather forecast for Hendry County from the National Weather
LaBelle and surrounding area
Thursday: Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 2 p.m.
Partly cloudy, with a high near 90. Calm winds becoming west around
6 mph. Chance of rain is 60 percent.
Thursday night: Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly
after 11 p.m. Partly cloudy, with a low around 73. Calm wind becom-
ing south around 5 mph. Chance of rain is 30 percent.
Friday: 40 percent chance of showers with thunderstorms in the
afternoon. Partly cloudy, with a high near 90. West winds will be be-
tween 3 and 6 mph.
Friday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 73. Calm winds
with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Saturday: Partly cloudy, with a high near 91. South winds will be
at 5 mph becoming west with a 40 percent chance of showers and
Saturday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 71 and a 30
percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Sunday: Partly cloudy, with a high near 92. A 40 percent chance of
showers and thunderstorms.
Sunday night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunder-
storms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 71.
Monday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Partly cloudy, with a high near 92.
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Letters to the Editor
Open letter to Senators Nelson
and Martinez Senator Nelson and
Having just completed a 3,800
mile road trip to my birth state of
Indiana and my resident state of
Illinois before moving to Florida
in 1993, 1 was greeted in all these
states with the following recurring
need. As an excellent customer of
the Internal Revenue Service for
over 63 years, I am writing to you
for assistance. Having contacted
the Department of Homeland
Security in an effort to determine
the process for becoming an ille-
gal alien and they referred me to
you. A primary reason for chang-
ing the status from U.S. citizen
to illegal alien for myself and my
families stems from the bill re-
cently passed by you and the Sen-
ate. 1 understand that in this bill,
as illegal aliens having been in the
U.S. for five years, all we need to
do to become a U.S. citizen is to
pay a $2,000 fine and income tax-
es for three of the last five years.
So before everyone else catches
on to this windfall provision, we
are seeking your help in getting
the process of illegal alien citizen-
ship expedited, PDQ. I know that
Presidential hopeful, Obama, has
indicated his support, but simply
put we are looking to you who
are so actively participating in the
American process to assist those
of us who have been here legally
and had to pay taxes every year.
The prospect of us not having to
pay two years of taxes simply by
paying a $2,000 fine is to say the
least very exciting. In fact, not to
be greedy, is there any way we
can file to be illegal retroactively?
This would be very rewarding
since we all have paid large tax
bills in 2004 and 2005. Not to get
hung up on only tax advantages
of an illegal alien staus, we would
anxiously. because of aged and
younger family members, start
enjoying the local emergency
rooms as our primary health care
Once we have quit paying
medical insurance, a quick survey
of our family members reveals
mega savings of current insur-
ance premium payments will be
realized. Without looking a gift
horse in the mouth, our college
bound sons and daughters would
receive preferential treatment rel-
ative to premier college applica-
tions. Additional, they would be
eligible for "in-state" tuition fees
for many colleges throughout the
U.S. I would be remiss if I didn't
also point out that as an illegal
alien it would relieve us of the
burden of renewing our drivers
licenses and making those rav-
enous car insurance premiums.
With several school age children
driving our cars, this is a key cost
savings that we could then in-
vest in campaign contributions
to selected Senators. Finally, we -
earnestly and actively solicit your
being able to provide us with the
policy and procedures to become
illegal aliens preferablyl, retro-
actively if possible), with copies
of the appropriate forms, suit-
able for application submission.
Respectfully,T. W Bill Neville and
T. W. Bill Neville
Integrity - One call everyone should receive!
By Les Morgan, pastor
Caloosa Baptist Church,
Have you ever wanted to drive
to the middle of the bridge on
Highway 29 and throw your tele-
phone in the river?
Or, do you have secret fanta-
sies occasionally of using your
cell phone for target practice?
If you have ever received a call
from a sales person in the middle
of the family dinner wanting to
sell you something then you are
familiar with why I am asking. If
you have ever been taking a much
needed nap only to be blasted
out of the sack by someone who
has accidentally misdialed, then
you can identify with the inquiry.
Have you ever been in a movie
when someone sitting two rows
behind you decides to take an
incoming call? That only has to
happen once before you begin
to imagine throwing that person
over the bridge! (Just kidding...
sort of- smile)
While phones are a marvelous
invention, and we all owe Alex-
ander Graham Bell much thanks,
his creation and modern mans
development of his device can be
frustrating if it ever sounds off at
in appropriate time.
There is one call, however, that
S' . is always appro-
"T ... . " '' private to receive.
: This -summons
�,..'- -. is a beckoning
'4, that invites all
'. of us to a higher
S1 level than the
Dr. Les "calling" is per-
Morgan haps more like
an appeal, or a
plea. It is an imploring, if you will,
to be distinguished as a person of
When the Bible talks about
"walking the straight and nar-
row" it is talking about maintain-
ing integrity. "Integrity" speaks of
uprightness of character and pro-
bity. It is the mental picture we all
get when we think of honesty. It
refers to the condition of being
sound and whole. It communi-
cates the idea of being complete
and undivided. In mathematics
an integer is a whole number.
We live one life not a double life.
Shakespeare said, "To thine own
self be true." People in every
culture around the world under-
stand integrity when asked what
So, what does it mean to have
First, integrity is the outward
expression of inward character.
Christ's character spoke volumes.
The Greek word translated as in-
tegrity is alethia meaning truth.
The KJV says, "We know thou art
true." In short, integrity is what
you would do if you knew you
would never get caught.
Think about that before read-
ing on, won't you?
Second, a person of integrity is
not swayed by society. Far too of-
ten, people today care too much
about the opinions of others.
Sometime back I read some-
thing that helped me as I reviewed
opinions of others in my own life.
It goes like this: When we are
in our twenties we worry about
what people think of us. In our
forties we don't care what people
think about us. In our sixties we
find out they where never think-
ing about us in the first place!
We get into trouble trying
to please everybody. Do not be
swayed by the pressure of people
when they try to conform you to
their little boxes.
Third, integrity never shows fa-
voritism. When we walk in integ-
rity even our enemies recognize
Case in point - the Pharisees.
Once these super-critical religious
fakes said to Jesus, "We know
that you are a man of integrity"
and "you aren't swayed by men,
because you pay no attention to
who they are" (Matthew 22:16-
17). Peter said in Acts10:34-35:
"I now realize how true it is that
God does not show favoritism
but accepts men from every na-
tion who fear him and do what is
right". When we discriminate on
the basis of who people are and
whether they are like us or are dif-
ferent from us or what they can
do for us, we are not walking in
integrity. God is without favorit-
ism and we are called to follow
Above all things, God desires
that His children, "walk in truth"
(3 John 4). Walking in truth or the
straight and narrow leads us to
maintain our integrity.
This weekend, why not at-
tend the church of your choice
and ask God to put within your
a wide place for integrity? It may
not be a "instant transaction" but
God is patient. He will coach you
through if your heart is open to
That is a call that should never
be neglected, shot at, or thrown
under the bus... or over the
Dr. Les Morgan is pastor of Ca-
loosa Baptist Church in LaBelle,
located 200 yards behind Flora &
Ella's off Highway 80.
Increase of prescriptions for foster care children
Guest Editorial by Mental
Health Advocate, Laurie Anspach,
Executive Director of the Citizens
Commission on Human Rights of
On June 26, 2008, The Miami
Herald published an article stat-
ing, "Florida's massive healthcare
agency may cut back on paying for
powerful drugs now prescribed
for young children, although a
final decision could be weeks or
months away... The reason for
the change: the increase in the
number of children prescribed
the drugs in the past several years,
especially since the U.S Food and
Drug Administration does not
recommend anymore the use of
what are known as "atypical anti-
psychotic", drugs in young chil-
dren. Previous published reports
have said that the number of
children in Medicaid getting such
drugs has grown from more than
9,000 kids in 2000 to more than
18,000 in 2006."
The Foster Care children of the
State of Florida are one large seg-
ment of the Medicaid population.
Current records from The Florida
Department of Children and Fam-
ilies show that more than 1700
prescriptions of anti-psychotics
were given to Foster Care children
in 2006 and 2007.
In order to understand the
scope of Foster Care-child-psychi-
atric-drugging in the state of Flor-
ida, it is essential to draw a time-
line of what concerns have arisen
in the past and what, if anything,
has been done to effect a positive
In 2003 the Statewide Advo-
cacy Council (SAC), a Governor
appointed office, issued a report
that closely examined the consid-
erable increase in the prescription
of psychotropic drugs to children
in Florida's Foster Care System.
At the time of this report the
SAC stated that more than 9,500
children in Florida on Medicaid
had been treated with psychotro-
pic drugs in the year 2000. The
SAC had many concerns at the
time including the use of psycho-
tropic drugs with preschoolers in
light of the fact there is no FDA
approval to back up using these
drugs on such young children.
There were concerns about the
diagnosing of such young children
and the fact there was little docu-
mentation to show that appropri-
ate written informed consent was
given to administer these drugs.
The SAC brought up the is-
sue of the serious side effects of
psychotropic drugs citing, "de-
creased blood flow to the brain,
cardiac arrhythmias, weight loss,
permanent neurological tics, psy-
chosis, depression, suicidal ten-
dencies and more."
When the SAC reviewed the
use of psychotropic drugs on
children five years old and under
they stated, "These records were
cause for alarm because of the
age of the children." The records
showed the following:
SChildren five years and young-
er were put on drugs such as
Risperidone (an anti-psychotic),
Lithium, Paxil and Zoloft. They
stated, "In many of the records
reviewed there was no psychiat-
ric diagnosis or the diagnosis was
so vague that it would be difficult
to justify the use of psychotropic
* 44% of the children had no
medical evaluation prior to re-
� Regarding proper informed
consent, the SAC found that 38%
of the cases had no authorization
obtained and 15% had unauthor-
� 89% of the Foster Care chil-
dren were found to have no
documentation of monitoring for
� 67% had no documentation
of monitoring for side effects from
the psychotropic drugs.
� A high number of children
were on atypical anti-psychotics
and central nervous system stim-
ulants such as Adderall, Ritalin,
The SAC recommended that
the State of Florida should closely
monitor the children.
The SAC's concern about this
issue and their recommendations
may have come to no avail. In
2006 there were 3,974 Foster Care
Mahoney helps tomato growers, w
For losses due to sal-
the Food & Drug Administration's
(FDA) announcement that toma-
toes were not the likely source
of a recent salmonella outbreak,
Congressman Tim Mahoney (FL-
16) has introduced a bill, H.R.
6581, to compensate tomato
growers and packers nationwide
for their losses due to the salmo-
nella scare, which according to
the Florida Tomato Exchange's
estimates could be close to $100
Congressman Mahoney, who
is Florida's only representative on
the House Agriculture Commit-
tee, also called on the Commit-
tee to hold field hearings in his
district to examine what reforms
are needed to ensure food safety.
The Agriculture Committee plans
to schedule a hearing in mid-Sep-
"The FDA's warnings about
tomatoes devastated the $1.3
billion tomato industry. Due to
the timing of the salmonella out-
break, Florida was hit hard. We
need to ensure that all impacted
tomato growers and packers are
compensated for their losses to
protect domestic food produc-
tion," said Congressman Ma-
honey. "With unfortunate events
like this, Americans are becom-
ing aware that food safety and na-
tional security are synonymous.
We clearly need to examine and
overhaul our food safety system
to ensure that the food we grow
and import is safe."
In April, the FDA issued a
nationwide warning that toma-
toes were a possible source of a
salmonella outbreak that made
1,220 people ill in 42 states, the
District of Columbia and Canada.
After a long investigation, the FDA
recently determined that fresh to-
matoes now available in the do-
mestic market are not associated
with the current outbreak and the
agency has rescinded its warning
against eating certain types of red
The Mahoney Bill, which is also
co-sponsored by U.S. Representa-
tives Allen Boyd, Adam Putnam,
Debbie Wasserman Schultz, and
Vern Buchanan, directs the Sec-
retary of Agriculture to make pay-
children in the state of Florida giv-
en a prescription; 1,874 children
were given 2 or more prescrip-
tions at one time. In 2007 the
numbers are almost identical and
reveal that 3,694 children were
given a prescription and 1,785
children were given 2 or more
prescriptions at the same time.
Children as young as 4 years
old were prescribed drugs such
as Abilify, Risperdal, Seroquel,
Zoloft, Concerta and Depakote.
Side effects of the anti-psychot-
ics such as Abilify, Risperdal and
Seroquel are blindness, blood
sugar abnormalities, death from
liver failure, heart failure, hostility,
manic reaction and more.
Side effects of Concerta and
other ADHD drugs are aggres-
sion, depression, dizziness, hal-
lucinations, heart palpitations,
insomnia, psychosis and more.
Side effects of Depakote are
liver damage, mood or behavior
changes, depression, agitation,
anxiety, hostility and suicidal ide-
Taxpayers can help to effect
a change for the better! Of all
times, this is the time to contact
your legislators, local reporters
and Florida's Agency for Health-
care Administration. Let them
know that you have the facts! You
have the concern! The Statewide
Advocacy Council had valid con-
cerns in 2003 and those concerns
still remain unhandled.
ments to tomato growers and first
handlers that were unable to mar-
ket tomato crops as a result of the
Food and Drug Administration's
Public Health Advisory issued in
June 2008 due to the salmonella
outbreak. The U.S. Department of
Agriculture will be responsible for
issuing regulations and determin-
ing eligibility for compensation,
as they have in other disaster pro-
"The tomato industry in
our state has unfairly suffered
enough," Rep. Wasserman
Schultz (FL-20) said. "The FDA
must reform their trace-back pro-
grams so that growers and con-
sumers do not have to go through
the same nightmare during future
Caloosa Belle, Thursday, July 31, 2008 5
Kiwanis Thrift Store
"Back to School" sale
Doing our part to help out the
community, Kiwanis Thrift Store
will have a Back to School special.
Any and all clothing for school-
age children will be half-price!!!!
The sale will start Friday, August
1 and last the entire month of Au-
Animal Rescue will be having
a yard sale on Saturday, August 2,
from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Ani-
mal Rescue, 721 N. Bridge Street.
Kiwanis Thrift Store
Starting on Monday, August 4,
the Thrift Store will stay open un-
til 6 p.m, Monday - Friday, for the
entire month. Saturday's hours
will remain the same, 10 a.m - 3
Two day work shop on
hydrogen gas fuel
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 owns 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
The public is invited to attend
The Hendry County. Republican-
meeting on Monday, August 11, at
7 p.m. The meeting will be held at
the McDonald's Office in LaBelle.
banquet and auction
The One Shot Chapter of
Buckmasters is hosting their an-
nual Banquet and Auction on
Thursday, August 21 at the La-
Belle Civic Center. The event will
begin at 6 p.m. and dinner will be
at 7 p.m. The evening will include
a silent auction as well as raffles,
games and a live auction. The
proceeds will go to continue the
Danny Woosley Scholarships giv-
en each year to LHS Seniors. This
years recipients were Freddy Rob-
bins and Lacie McCall. Couples
tickets are $80 and singles are
$50. Sponorships are available
for $300 and include dinner for
4 as well as $100 of raffle tickets
and a sponsor's gift. Tickets are
available at the door or from any
committee member. For more
information call Brent Ringler @
Class of '79 reunion
The LHS Class of 1979 is plan-
ning its 30-year reunion. For in-
formation please contact Chris at
netscape.net or Selena at 334-
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.
Meet the Glades
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-
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-
Class of '88 plans
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@
Learn to fish
If you've wanted to know how
to fish but don't know where to.
start, Riverside Marine 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-
Be a foster,
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-
Sunday: 7 p.m. Port LaBelle
Group (open meeting) Church of
the Good Shepherd, 1098 Colling-
Tuesday: 8 p.m. LaBelle Group
(closed 12 step)
First Christian Church, Ford St.
Wednesday: Noon Port La-
Belle Group, 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
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
planning 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-
Class of '99 plans
The Class of '99 is getting ready
for our 10 year class reunion Con-
tact us at IHS99@hotmail.com
Hope to hear from you soon!
CHS Healthcare family of of-
fice locations in Collier County is
encouraging families to beat the
rush for school physical and im-
munization by making appoint-
ments with their CHS physicians
office before the end of the school
year. If you do not have a primary
health physician CHS offices are
taking new patients and will work
with those who are uninsured of-
fering services on a sliding scale.
Find a convenient office at www.
collier.org or call 239-658-3000 for
information. Se Habla Espafiol.
Hello, my name is Jerry Jones and I am running for Glades County Commissioner District 3,
Democrat. I am 46 years old and a resident of Palmdale, married to my wife Becky for 23 years. We
have 2 sons, Alex, 22 attending the University of Florida and Holden, 21 attending the University of
Tennessee. My family is starting its 5th generation in Glades County. My late grandfather, Frank Jones
served this county over 20 years as deputy sheriff. My only living parent is my Mother, Elinor "Oxer"
Jones of LaBelle. Late Father, Donald Jones, Palmdale; Grandparents, Frank & Maude Jones,
Palmdale and Van T & Clara "Braden" Oxer, Venus. My family and I attend and are members of the
First Baptist Church, LaBelle. I currently live on the same property that my family purchased over 70
years ago. I am self employed in the construction industry and'have 13 years experience in citrus, 7
years experience in cattle. I am a former resident of Lee and Hendry Counties as well as having lived
in Glades County for a total of 15 years. As my campaign platform it is my promise and prayer to never
forget my Glades County friends, neighbors, constituents and that I will always be available for you, as
your elected public servant. I realize I'm short on political experience, but I am long on common sense
and principles. "Together we can make a difference."
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PUBLIC TESTING OF TABULATION EQUIPMENT
The Henclry County Canvassing Board will convene at the
Supervisor of Elections Office, 25 E. Hickpochee Ave., LaBelle,
at 2:00 pm on Thursday, August 7, 2008 for the Testing of the
'Iabulation Equipment to be used in the Primary Election to be
held on August 26, 2008.
EL PJBULCO QUE PRUEBA DEL EQUIPO DE TABULACI6N
El Condado de HendryJunta de Escrutinio en el Supervisor de
la Oficina de Elecciones, 25 E. Hickpochee Avda., LaBelle, a las
2:00 de la tarde el Jueves, 7 de Agosto de 2008 para el Probar
del Equipo de Tabulaci6n para ser utilizado en la Eleccion de
Primaria el 26 de Agosto de 2008.
Lucretia A. Strickland
Supervisor of Elections
Hendry County, Florida
July 31, 2008
VOTE FOR AND ELECT!!
* 14 years School Board Member
leadership, budgeting & planning
* Teaching, Administration
and Legislative Experience
* 25 yrs. Business Management
* Lifelong Resident of Hendry Cty.
"Thank God for kids and grandkids"
For Volunteer information
Call 561-248-8100 or e-mail
Political Advertisement paid for and approved by
Richard A. Rick Murphy, Democrat, for
Superintendent of Hendry Co. Schools
Born in Pahokee, Florida and a permanent resident of Hendry
County since 1972. Married to Ruth Ann Hughes. I have two chil-
dren, Brett and Amber, both graduates of Hendry County Public
School system and both graduates of Florida Atlantic University.
They are working in the Health Care field as Nursing Home
Administrator and Nurse Practitioner respectively.
Community Involvement, Civic Service & Affiliations:
Board Member, Hendry County Area Housing Commission;
Former Steering Committee Member, Vision Hendry County
2020; Former Clewiston City Commissioner; Current Chair,
Clewiston Planning & Zoning Board; Former Board Member,
Hendry County Economic Development Council; Board
Member, Clewiston Museum & Former President & Board
Member, Clewiston Chamber of Commerce.
Employed by United States Sugar Corporation for 40 years, leav-
ing in October, 2007. I spent 7 years in Accounting Dept. and 33
years in Real Estate Dept. My last 27 years I served as Director of
Real Estate overseeing hundreds of real'estate transactions and
appraisal reviews of major purchases and charitable contribu-
tions to non-profits and governmental agencies. Included in my
responsibilities was oversight of property assessments and subse-
quent payment of real estate and personal property taxes for
Hendry, Glades and Palm Beach counties comprising a farming
operation covering approximately 240,000 acres.
I am a detail oriented professional manager with good interpersonal
skills and believe teamwork is the key to success. It would be a pleas-
ure to work for the residents of our great county and I would sincere-
ly appreciate your vote in the August primary election.
Political Advertisement Paid for and Approved by Lewell Hughes, Democrat, for Hendry County Property Appraiser
6 Caloosa Belle, Thursday, July 31, 2008
Glades history catches the minds and hearts of pioneering people
By Barbara Oehlbeck
Special to the Caloosa Belle
Over two decades ago, factu-
ally in 1985, over 23 years ago, a
small book titled Glades County,
Florida History became a reality.
Over a period of time, there had
been considerable discussion in
and out the Glades County Library
and Friends of the Library, along
with other notables in the area,
lending support for the project. In
the Acknowledgements is stated:
Hundreds of people contributed
to the compiling of our brief histo-
ry of the county. To attempt listing
names of the many contributors
would be to risk an oversight and
imply a lack of gratitude. There-
fore, we who compiled this his-
tory express our appreciation to
everyone who assisted. We know
that generations to come will add
their gratitude as well.
Also quoting from the book:
No history of a place and its peo-
ple can be definitive. In recount-
ing events stretching back almost
a century, much must be omitted
for lack of space. Some important
or unusual happenings may have
gone unrecorded because they
were not brought to light. In re-
telling this history, the compilers
have, insofar as possible, relied on
written records as well as person-
al recollections. Neither source is
infallible, however, and errors are
inevitable although quite uninten-
tional. In years to come another
history will be written and at that
time the errors and omissions
in this book should be noted so
that the record can be set straight
We urge readers to amend their
copies of this book and to make
a record of those accounts they
believe should be included in
the second edition, yet to come.
Therefore, pages at the back of
Helping Hand Ministries of
Moore Haven, on the corner of
E Ave. and 4th St, at the Church
of God of Prophesy on Saturday
at 9 a.m.-l p.m. only, will accept
donations for purchases, no sales
- to help with expenses of church,
Come and help us and we well try
to help you with what we have,
Western fun at Grace
Sunday School for K-5th
grade will become an adventure
at Grace Baptist Church. Pastor
Jeff Zimmerman is conducting a
"Children's Round-up" through
Sunday, August 17. That is ten
Sunday of Western Style fun,
food, games, Bible Stories, mem-
ory verses, rewards and prizes.
Some of the Bible stories will
be: "The Whale of a Jail," "A
Floating Prison," "Daniel and the
Four-legged Sheriffs" and "The
Jael Who Hit The Nail on the
Bus and/or other transporta-
tion is available. Call Grace Bap-
tist Church at: (863) 675-3340 for
a ride to the wild west. Parents
are especially invited to come
with their children. The church
is located at: 4200 NE Eucalyptus
Blvd., (Just east of Collinswood
Blvd.). Sunday School begins at
9:30 am. Children's Round-Up
each Sunday from June 15-Au-
gust 17. All cowboys and cowgirls
Sale to benefit church
Oak Grove Holiness Church is
planning a multi-family yard sale
at 321 S. Elm Street from 8 a.m.-2
p.m. Adult and children's clothes,
household items, etc. Cheap pric-
es, cotton candy. Proceeds will
benefit the youth group.
Christ the King
this book have been set aside for
personal recollections and notes.
The book was compiled under
the direction of the 1985 County
Board of Commissioners and
dedicated to them, namely: Vance
Whidden, Chairman, Margaret
Van De Velde, Vice-Chairman,
W. A. Branthoover, Sammy Grif-
fin, and Vance Storter. Under
the dedication is this: They (the
commissioners) had the foresight
to capture the minds and hearts
of those pioneering people of
Glades County, Florida, while
many of them were still here to
And the question has been
asked many times: but who'is the
author of this book?
On page VI is this: Special
thanks go to the dedicated histo-
rians of Glades County, Florida,
who researched, collected and
prepared the text of this book.
Those dedicated historians in-
clude Billy O. Bass, Chairman,
Valerie Coffey, Alisa Dewing, Lil-
lian McNeeley, Joy Roberts, Nor-
maTatum, Pat Taylor and Mertie
Van De Velde. No one author is
listed as having written the book.
In Chapter One there is this:
Settling the Glades begins...De-
spite the lush beauty of the land
lying west and south of Lake
Okeechobee with its mixtures of
prairies and verdant hammocks,
both of which held promising.
livelihood to those willing to,
bend to the work, it was not until
the last two decades of the nine-
teenth century that white settlers
ventured into that area which.
would become Glades County.
Between the death of the Ca-
loosa culture and 1842, Ponce de
Leon had claimed the region for
the Spanish. he named it Florida,,
meaning "full of flowers" in Span-
ish. England gained control of
Florida in 1763, but lost it back to
Spain in 1783. After the Revolu-
tionary War, Florida was the only
part of southeastern North Amer-
ica which did not belong to the
United States. Then, in 1821 the
United States formally obtained
Florida. After wars with United
States troops and settlers, the
Seminole Indians fled in defeat
from Alabama and Georgia, re-
treating into the Glades where the
white man didn't care to venture.
It was a sticky, formidable jungle
without recommendation. So it
was - here in this enormously
inhospitable inland swamp - that
those Seminole Indians found
a home which harbored peace,
tranquility and contentment.
On hummocks or hammocks,
these Seminoles settled in. They
built chickees for shelter, raised
pigs, kept bees and planted
gardens raising all sorts of veg-
etables, pumpkins, sweet pota-
toes, squash, beans, sugar cane,
melons citrus, guava and others.
They flourished and survived,
safe from the white man's war-
ring ways, generously taking in
those Negro slaves who dared to
escape stern masters and venture
south in search of freedom.
These people were in es-
sence, lost to the world, lost in
a vast watery swamp. Their only
navigational reference, a majes-
tic lone cypress tree which stood
tall and undaunted by time at the
meeting of lake Okeechobee, the
second largest fresh water lake in
the United States, and the west
bank of the River of the Caloosas,
the Caloosahatchee, a realistic
reminder of that vanished race of
men, giant men, who ventured
here first and were a breed apart.
According to this history book,
Florida Community Bank honors local heroes USMC Staff
Sgt. Christopher Strickland and Army Chief Warrant Of-
ficer Robert Charles Hammett through a display that was
created in the bank lobby.
SCHOOL BOARD REFERENDUM FOR
THE AUGUST 26, 2008 PRIMARY ELECTION
FLEXIBLE FUNDING FOR HENDRY COUNTY SCHOOLS
The District's objective is to make available a portion of the existing
capital ad valorem tax levy for critical school operations. As a protec-
tion against unforeseen losses of revenue, the district intends to
reduced millage for capital projects and make an equivalent amount
available for operations.
Shall the District reduce its annual authorized ad valorem millage for
capital outlay by .75 mills and enact and enact a like .75 mill, for gen-
eral operations for a four years beginning July 1, 2008 for operating
JUNTA DE EDUCATION, REFERENDUM PARA LA ELECTION
PRIMARIA DE AGOSTO 26, 2008
FINACIAMIENTO FLEXIBLE PARA LAS ESCUELAS DEL
El objetivo del Distrito es hacer desponible una porcion del capital
existente por valor de impuestos para operaciones
critics de las escuelas. Como protection en contra de perdida de
ingreso, el Distrito tiene la intencion de reducir el milesimo
de projects capitals y hacer desponible una cantidad equivalent
Si el Distrito reduce el valor capital por
milesimo autorizado anualmente para desembolso a un .75 milesimo
y promulgar el equivalent .75 para operaciones generals
por un priodo de cuatro anos, comenzando Julio 1, 2008.
Lucretia A. Strickland
Supervisor of Elections
Hendry County, Florida
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a century after the United States
formally obtained Florida in 1821,
Glades County became a reality in
And now the reprint, the sec-
ond addition, of Glades County,
Florida History, is about to be-
come a reality.
According to Mary (Mrs. John)
Booher Director of the Glades
County Library, the book is at the
printers now and will be in the
hands of the Friends of the Library
sometime in July at which time it
will be proofed and sent back to
the printers for final printing.
This is a project of the Friends
Of The Library. It will be avail-
able from them only, and will not
require any funds from Glades
This is a reprint only, not an
update. Mary Booher says there
will be only one addition which is
the listing of the current Board of
County Commissioners, the rea-
son being that the copyright was
originally obtained in the name
of the Board in 1985, thus per-
mission was sought and granted
from the current Board for re-
printing. Upon the occasion of
hearing about the book being re-
printed, one member of that origi-
nal board, Mr. Sammy Griffin said,
"I think it's good that the history
is being reprinted, but I think it
would have been much better to
have had it updated at the same
time." Glades County, Florida His-
tory is hardback with dust cover,
printed throughout in black and
white with some 200 pages. The
last 50-some pages are voter lists,
music, photos, and blank pages
for reader notes.
The price is estimated to be
approximately $25 and will be
available only from Friends of the
your 2009 ag
The Hon. Kristina A. Kulpa,
Hendry County Property Apprais-
er, announces that her office is
now taking pre-files for 2009 for
the Agriculture Classification.
Do You Have a Commercial
Ag Business? Have you recently
made ANY changes to this busi-
ness/land? If you answered yes
then here are a few things you
* Agricultural Classifications
are not transferable.
* New owners of agricultural
lands must apply in order to re-
ceive an agricultural classification
* If the status of the land
changes in any way, it is the re-
sponsibility of the taxpayer to no-
tify our office.
Please note, new guidelines
were adopted for the 2007 tax
year. If you have any questions
or concerns regarding Agricul-
tural Classification please feel free
to contact Karen Robinson, our
Agriculture Specialist, at 863-675-
5270 or visit our web site at www.
Barbara Oelbeck is an au-
thor of non-fiction books, ar-
ticles and essays who lives and
writes in Glades County. She
can be reached at 863-675-2771,
or firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit her
website at barbaraoehlbeck.
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SCaloosa Belle, Thursday, July 31, 2008 7
Sewell to wed
Mr. and Mrs. Brent Ringler an-
nounce the upcoming marriage
Sof their daughter, Kristy Larae, to
I Matthew Stancel Sewell. Kristy is
'a 2001 graduate of LaBelle High
:School and received a bachelor's
degree in Elementary Education
from FGCU in 2005. She is cur-
,rently teaching 1st grade at Up-
I thegrove Elementary School. Matt
;is the son of Blake and Rhonda
Sewell of Cape Coral. Matt is a
.2000 graduate of Mariner High
iSchool. He is co-owner of a fam-
ily business, The Paint Store...Plus
in Ft. Myers. The ceremony will
Tbe held at First Baptist Church
Sof LaBelle on Saturday, August 2,
�2008, at 7 p.m. The couple will re-
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Parent urged to
apply for benefits
Please visit the "Back to School
Event" on Sunday, Aug. 3, from 9
a.m.-3 p.m. in the U-Save parking
lot in LaBelle.
The event is sponsored by the
Hendry County Schools, Non-
instructional employees. Hendry
and Glades County Health Depart-
ment representatives will be on
site to hand out Florida KidCare
applications and information.
Florida KidCare is available for
any child without health insur-
ance. Florida KidCare is enrolling
new families every day and the
Hendry/Glades County Health
Departments have joined a state-
wide effort to help more unin-
sured children receive health care
Florida KidCare provides qual-
ity healthcare benefits to children
under the age of 19. Children
enrolled in the program have ac-
cess to preventive care such as
regular doctor's visits, immuniza-
tions, dental and vision benefits.
Most families pay $20 or less per
month. Many pay nothing at all.
"Working families with unin-
sured children should be given
every opportunity to enroll in
KidCare," said Sue Reese, R.N.
"We're in contact with these fam-
ilies regularly and it makes sense
to use these opportunities to
share information about Florida
KidCare and encourage families
Stomp the yard
Left to right: Kayla Keller, Dave Scott, and Melissa Taylor.
Keljer and Taylor are students at LaBelle Dance Studio and
recently attended a three day seminar, Monsters of Hip Hop,
July 18-20 in Orlando. Among their instructors were Dave
Scott choreographer for the movies "Stomp The Yard", "You
Got Served" and "So You Think You Can Dance"; Jamal Sims,
choreographer and performer in "Step Up", and Laura Ed- I
wards from "America's Best Dance Crew" in the group "Fish
and Chicks". Registration for the 2008-2009 year at LaBelle
Dance Studio is from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, July 31 and Mon-
day, August 4.
Red Cross sponsors event
to complete the application for
this quality healthcare program."
Florida KidCare provides
benefits to children
under the age of 19.
Applications for Florida KidCare
can be picked up at any of the
Hendry/Glades County Health De-
partments. (LaBelle, Clewiston, &
Moore Haven) from 8 a.m until 4
Families are encouraged to
apply online at www.floridakid-
care.org, or applications can be
downloaded from the Internet
Families can also call 1-888-
540-KIDS (1-888-540-5437) to re-
ceive the enrollment application
To complete your application,
you will need to have your most
recent federal income tax return,
wages and earnings statements
OR your last four weeks pay
Mail completed applications
to: Florida KidCare, PO Box 980,
Tallahassee, FL 32302-0980 or
you can fax the completed appli-
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sponsor the upcoming ANTS Di-
saster Weekend on Aug. 8-9. Cur-
rent students will will be entering
grades 8-12 as of this fall semes-
ter are invited to join in for three
main certification classes along
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Licensed & Insured #2006258472167
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Mobile and Home Repairs
Ceilings, Walls, Floors
OFFICE (863) 675-5919
CELL (863) 673-0861
25 YEARS EXPERIENCE
Owner - Roger Alexander, SR.
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Repairs. Reroofs, - Novy Constlruction~
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280 north bridge street
located In the historic forrey
building downtown LaBelle
A Water Well Drilling Company
drilling in Lee Co since 1980
-Specializing In Replacement
and Residential Wells
- Irrigation Wells
Liscensed & Insured St#233 7 Cc# 1009
Credit Cards Accepted - Alan Rivera Owner
Home Watch - Pet Setting
Certified Pool Operator
OOvned & Operated in LaBelle, FL
8 Caloosa Belle, Thursday, July 31, 2008
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-
The Tetanus-diptheria immuni-
zation will be offered during open
house at LaBelle Middle School
August 14 from 9 a.m. till noon..
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-
LHS bell schedule
1st Period: 7:35 -8:45 a.m.
2nd Period: 8:50 - 10 a.m.
3rd Period: 10:05 - 11:15 a.m.
*4th Period: 11:15 a.m. - 1:09
5th Period: 1:15 - 2:25 p.m.
*4th Period includes Lunch +
70 minutes of class
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-
mation. There are still openings
for the August 4-6 GED test. Sign
up at LAS. Call the above number
for more information.
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
LHS Summer Band
LHS's Summer Band Camp
will begin in a few weeks. We
are pleased to welcome our new
band director, Emily Widrick.
Band Camp Students should
meet in the band room each day
and bring their own lunch. Dress
in cool clothing-it's hot outside!
Students can also bring their own
bottled water, but LHS will pro-
vide water for students when they
are practicing outside.
Band students should note
the following schedule: Drum-
line Camp on Thursday, July 31st
from 2-4 p.m. Band Leadership
Pre-Band Camp on Friday, Aug. 1
from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Freshman Pre-Band Camp on
Friday, Aug. 1 from 1 p.m.-4 p.m.
Band Camp (for ALL band
members on Monday, Aug. 4- Fri-
day, Aug. 8 from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
The entire band will also have
practice time during the week of
Aug. 11 -15.
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
Please bring the following
documents: check stubs, income
tax 2007/W-2 and child birth cer-
LHS new trimester
This year, LaBelle High School
will offer students a new sched-
ule, the trimester. The trimester
consists of three 12-week terms.
Each term, students will take five
classes, each 70 minutes long.
Students will earn /2 credit for
each class they pass during the
trimester. Students can earn a
maximum of 2/2 credits per term
and can earn a maximum of 7t/2
credits per year. Courses that are
worth 1 credit can be completed
in two terms, each part is worth
Courses that are worth 1/2
credit are completed in one term.
Courses such as band and AP will
run all 3 trimesters.
Ask your candidate
Q: How do you feel about the
recreation facilities in your dis-
A: We have neglected some of our
recreation facilities, on the west
side of this county, for far too
long. We have over 300 children
participating in each of our baseball, softball, soccer
and football programs. The county's mind set has
been to wait for a grant before investing in our chil-
dren and communities. Although grants are a great
start, I say our children are worth more than a
grant. Many years ago the penny sales tax was
approved for the main purpose of improving our
neglected recreation facilities. At this time nearly 3
million dollars sits in this fund. We can use this
money to grow our county government, which is the
plan now, OR we can start investing in our children
and our community!
Hendry County Commissioner District 3
If you would like to submit a question,
Paid Political Advertisement. Paid for and approved by Raymond Pittman Campaign,
Republican for Hendry County Commissioner, District 3
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* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
* REDUCEDI $122,000 - Excellent \vacation or
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* $159,900 - New 3BD/2Ba home witil a split floor
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* $189,900 - This 3BD12BA hone features cathedral
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fenced in backai:l, window treatments, split bed-
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* $217,000 - Just completed 3B/2B in fast growing
area of Port LaBelle. Just off SR 80.
* $225,000 - Hidden treasure on a navigable oxbow.
Brick fireplace, large kitchen, workshop and com-
* $249,000 - JUST REDUCED! Looking for a home
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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
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* $288,000 -JUST REDUCEDI Completely remod-
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a detached 2 car garage, fenced backyard, landscaping
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* $409,000 - Caloosa Estates, 4BD/3BA, 15x24
bonus mom all on 1.1 ac. Custom built 2 story home
with many extras. Call for your showing today"
* $35,000 - I.ooking for ai rental investment Th'llis
Ilobile lI.tcil otin -t lots.
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also an iiatitachel cL.iqlort & enclose lan
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* $240,000 JUST REDUCED! - Looking for peace
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3BD,2BA manufactured home with a split floor plan
and porches on 3 sides. There is a detached I car
garage The property has oaks, pines, a pond and is
* $775,000 - Commercial zoned! 5+/. acre property
features a 3DBU3BA mobile home. pool, 2 barns. 2
sheds and mucth I more!
* $695,000 - Beautiful 2.7+/- acre property boasts
many Florida Live Oaks and other natural vegetation.
.ocated on Hw- 80 next to Berrv Grove.
* $145,000 - \est of LaBelle: Desirable 1 acre build-
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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 \acht Club lots starting at $9,999.
* Clewiston lot- $21,000
* Montura Lots starting at $22,500
* Port LaBelle 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 1.820+/- sq. ft., 2 unit office
building in the City of LaBelle. OOwner will lease the
2nd unit. Call todaula for inore information.
OVERSIZED HOME WITH DECK 4/2 Home priced right
with many upgraded features comes with I .i,, ....,,.I
pool and a children's playground t i l14,inn
SLICE OF HEAVEN ON EARTH. The horse enthusiast will
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3bd/2bths manufactured home. $499,900.
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tile thru-out home with wood molding in living rm,
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This is a well maintained manufactured home 3 Bedroom,
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HEART OF LABELLE REDUCED PRICE On this Brick
hone-corner of Belmont and 4ith vacant ready to move in
priced for quick sale. 3/2/2 $220,000. MLS #200811329
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or an office. 'ile floors, fnllmle wood w/stucco, fence aronuln
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WOW IEADY TO MOVE INTO! 3/2 DB\D Completely
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2BR/1BA HOME w/screened porch and tile 3BR/2BA MH w/laage master suite ani many 3Br/lBa CBS Home. $490,000.
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2005! $114,900 3BR/2BA HOMEI .Lange Oaks and nicely land- $795,000
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wooded pasture. $159,900 $179,900 Possible o\\wner financing. $1450,00,00
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WATERFRONT HOMES 3BR/2BA CBS HOME LAUREL OAKS - needs $299,000
WATERFRONT HOMES TSOC $199,000
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$650,000 DOUBLEWIDE MOBILE HOME on 2.5 acres! Commercial zoned 3+/- acre peninsula 700' river
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The easy way to manage your online passwords
By Diane Timmons
Do you have little sticky notes
all around your computer screen
with various usernames and pass-
words on them? This is one way of
keeping track of your online pass-
words. But, I have found what I
think is a better way because all
those crazy online sites think
they need a distinct username
or ID and password! I can un-
derstand why the bank insists on
security-there are bad guys out
there. And then there's my power
company, phone company, and
insurance company, to name just
a few. They all want me to register
before I can have access to my ac-
counts. I'm not saying this secu-
rity is bad; I am saying it's a job to
manage all those passwords.
The best thing that ever hap-
pened to me in my computer-
related life was finding a little
utility program that manages my
passwords. I use it several times
The one I use is called "Any
Password." I've been using it for
years. It is free if you are using it
for personal needs. You can get
it at http://www.anypassword.
The beauty of a password
manager is that you only have to
remember one password, the one
you need to unlock your Any Pass-
word file. Make it a good one, and
make sure you will remember it.
Below you will find a screen shot
that shows how simple the inter-
The icons at the top of the
screen are familiar, though I
mostly only use two of them. I
use the little key symbol when I
want to add a new Internet loca-
tion and its password/user name
combination. And I use the save
information that I may need when
I access that particular site. For
example, my cellular company
wants what they call a PIN code
after I've accessed my files. It is an
extra layer of security. So, I show
the code in the comments box, so
I'll remember it. I also store dates
in this box. When I update my
Anti-Virus program, I'll note the
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for this column by email to
icon (looks like a little disk) when
I have made a change or added a
new password file. The left side of
its screen is familiar; very much
like the folder interface in any of
your file screens. The right side of
the screen shows four blanks-
three of which should always be
filled in. Your User Name, some-
times called your User ID. The
Password line is obvious since
this is a password manager. The
URL line, of course, holds the
specific Internet address you use
when accessing your online loca-
tion. Sometimes this is different
from the home page URL.
This piece of software is so
handy. I don't bother to classify
my passwords but you can be-
cause you can have nested fold-
ers. I just have one long list of
Internet destinations which fall
into alphabetical order when you
create them. The next thing to
tell you about that may be help-
ful is how to use the panel called
"Comment." In comment, I store
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This is a screen shot of a sample password manager. It is
simple to use and really handy for passwords you use infre-
quently. You only need to remember one password to man-
age the software.
HCHD to sponsor quit smoking class
Are you ready to quit smoking or other tobacco use? We can help.
On Wednesday, Aug. 6, from 5:30 until 6:30 p.m., the Hendry County
Health Dept will hold a tobacco cessation class at the Health Depart-
ment in LaBelle. For more information, please contact Valarie at 863-
674-4056 ext 128.
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AND THE LEGION AuxLIuARY
Friday Vi1ght Fish Fry
S- pm at 699 .B. s0 W
Pecan Crusted Tilapia
Also... Deep Fried Chicken, Fish, Crab Cakes, Shrimp, or Combos
I ,is.ical t'ertiainroenl Ilncl(ied
LANDD COa .
180 N Bridge St. * LaBelle, FL
Donna Kane, Broker, Associates:
Trisha Arnold, Denise Walker,
Beverly Curtis, Patty Walker,
Wayne Simmons, Charlene Bowen
Full"V Ll'n ished -1 2 l'.:ill 1 111.ilh r Il:llUllt'Ititried
home on 10 I- hbauitl acres $725,000.
Sceiic s-etni in \\nest Glades Co. 20SIO s, ) 3i 2
hom'le on 1i .. W , 2iX4-i0 workshop & covered
Hushed pi\acv & huge Staghorn ferni grace ithe
oaks on this 5 an 32 piiariallv finished M111.
double r'nip insulaition on walls, iinsulatied
gilalvltime rloof. lanie tront porchli. & o\er it1000 0
of woodd deiking. xx'il I[t TLC l the other M II
could e.i.lv\ hbe .i tI.'itllt: gluc.t hollne Oi' (if tlhe
prettiest ac in ite area. $199.900
Geilliine Coiintir Feel' Eniov pe icefil dLIA\< ind
nights in this nlicr i BED 2 BA home on oilne
felLnCd ;iacr otn a paI\eld irad. IThle lautll offers
lihhl :ilt !. l n, Milin i pieerlfe ior 'vour
lruc fe liily 1t cniov $189,000.
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kiichlit \ b livikllisi li�it. lorli.ii diinig, 2 i[o;igc
shleds, icarl'ort. I s of spT.i c: $172.000
Spiiotlus 1809 sil.l . 3.2 oil I ac V\ailtled ceiliiiLs
bre.ikfast ihar. tornaltan l inning roomlls family
rooim, &1 laRIe master sulCt i\ CiiL\'ino uiIi Ltub.
Coullt'y u(nti\\ay. 3 hi2 ha mianufltiLCl'Urd ihom'it'
oi 2 I 2 ics. fen ced and iovs'-tefic'dl anit readh
aor hIor-e.s. $110,000.
Fullv furniihced 2.2 imobil c homc on cliarcd &
laiidsc-aped 2,5 ac, Barni, shed. & b.ck deik onl\
a few oif the m.Ainy aIded f:latures. $110.000
Newer ;32 \. beautiful fireplace in funnily roomi
laige C kilih n \%ill delitgilt all. Close to schools.
. 2 H on tencLL'd .SO xc ConllIC:C pirkinIg
Separale launixdr\ room. sniiri, tti inilos., &
water siolfeter $130,000.
Fully fiirnsliIcLd 2.2 mobile holiiLC onil LlOwad &
landscapel 2.5 ac. Harnll. shed, & back detk onii
a lew oif ihe 1inI aLitdded etuiest S 110.000
3,2 doublc\\ILIc MIH on 2 il 2 + - L ill Pioneer.
.3 +/- ac n the i in lie Notnh side of SR SO.
4o0+- ae lot! off CR -8 ill n ie estbli'lhed
neighborhood. Cleared lot wiith trees thll skin
;- I -
date so I know when it runs out.
I also note software license num-
bers so 1 can reload the program
if my computer crashes.
And that brings me to my fi-
nal thought on this little piece of
software. Please, back the file up
on a disk or a flash drive and keep
it current. If you have that file
backed up, you can go to anyone
the property. $89,900
It) i /- aI lki ,cioss Ifrom Caloosa. Estanie S/I).
20x20 iiet.il shell, well oin property,
Lunldergroluld lectric service. $89,900
Enioyi the quit ot i , tree Iilled ! +/- ac in town
Priva e & serene tlhis 1i2 ac. is located west of
l.aBcllie in lone of lihe mosI dcsirible arcLs.
.32 I - hnildable lot in th[lie cit $49,900
.62 ac :- Quail Run S/D $45.000
Indian Hills .23 to . 50 ac+/ 43,000 to
.2 I- ac on Shiad\ Iani n Oritona, $35,000
.lani hi choose tfroint l-l 'I,' :iC lots ill Iehighl
A.-\tre, $24,000 and up
.21 - - 0 . R'sideniiliil lot in Tropical Gultf \cr,,
in Puia Go.(rdi, B icks up lto a canal. Priced to
\WidC \'rix't\ of homeI itCes in all units of Pollr
.allelle. Somnething for everyone - 1/4 ac. tol I3
+ - ic Star:ciig it $6,700.
)e\eloplient poltenial 8.2 +/- ac of high
densiti ltiure lind use. $975,000
1.15 +,- :ia of comnlimerclal property wCo\bov
\\i1n irtoigc. $575,000.
.hl +'-i t7oned il 1-2. $550,000
oI.icatel one bllocik soilh of iH\\ \ 80 on Bridge St
this .i2 ac parcel l\as gr'e.i plienlil in ci\ liaiin
with B-I ironing. $465,000
hliis .u' arei prcel is your golden oppiori niii
A:ddiilonal out pIlcels and seller finluinrng
I.AMND VM) B IIAlNG OM.Y! Great opportuliLt
ili own SR S i 'roill[Ige lor \ourr htlsintes. 1,90-
sq tl. of hliotlOonli .ndil oties, 1.3lo In . i.f
\\i'ehitilose i d oxeli.lh ld tioor all oflfte \\'
i.ndi.liip.ped ib:hl. 320 sq. i. addllioinl stioige.
Buiklling tcoIill Lasili be con'eled into ti\o
Separille businesses ili the didrive tu lr cililies
ilrea y in pliie from pirexionis use. $410,000
\\ell est.ihlishcdl, nvl\wcr built laundr\n mat
loiited . visouil of tn \itxoil 11 29. Sparkling clean
anld in a location with promising growth.
Ideal business corner potentialtial for grotlih.
Additional building sitee to th east. Building
prc\iousl\ used s a trxorne 's ollkce. 16x12
Sio~rlge 'shil Centalll l ocated one block off
SRSO & nie loii k fl'rom endiI Co. CoulIh liie.
Business proper tl . office on . i+ a on Maill
I.otatced in hlle l-.aBlle Courthouse business
Ilistinct iusni oe block nortil of HWY 80 w13B
7ni'ing. si', well nit.intaiilled lonle offers
eCndIless IX)ossiiliics. QCAll Now! $185,000
Ne-wV- H-E omzues
5069 NE Tradewinds Cir. 3/2/2 $139,900
7049 Tide Cir. 3/2/2 $159,900
7035 Beaver Cir. 3/2/2 $179,900
9004 E. Broad Cir. 3/2/2 $179,900
6049 Acorn Cir. 3/2/2 $179,900
3069 NE Bccchwood Cir. 3/2/2 $179,900
7020 Calder Ct. 4/2/2 $199,900
Rentals aradc Lease O
else's computer and even if they
don't have the program, you can
download it, open your file and
there are all your passwords-
the keys to the kingdom. I have
spoken with many people who
have had a computer crash and
they didn't know how to begin to
rebuild. Always, always keep an
updated, duplicate copy of this
password file someplace away
from your computer.
And with that you can remove
those sticky notes from around
your computer because you are
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on hack. Handy-called equipped. Asking $84,900.
Very good Conditioln.
RENTALS AVAILABLE (NO PETS)
3/1 MLK. 1R. Blvd - wih Carport - $600/MN
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 RYE CT- Port LaBelle - $750/M
2/2 on FT.DENAUD RD. 2 Story $800/M
3/1/lCar S. EDGEWATER (grass mowed)
/2 SEMINOLE AVE - Mobile - $800/M
3/2 BLUEBERRY LN - Muse - $800/M
3/2/1Car on SENA LANE -Lanai $850/M
212 CONDO - Furnished - Lehigh - $1,000/M
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* Immaculate 3/2 in Port LaBelle. Features tile
throughout hlme, 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 miasler suite, spacious
kitchen and a attached carport. Only $130,000
cio us m srn 'rc"r # lT,'. ' -
* Immaculate 3/2 home on corner lot in Port
laI3ellnP!. t,1gip i.- lll sized
IdtchenliT lV alsta ar;'n itcimucnIoro.
* Nice 3/2 in Port 1.aBelle. Ceramic tile, upgrad-
ed kitchen cabinets & appliances. $114,900.
* 3/2 with pool iin Lehigh. Silualed oil .50 acre.
Ceramic tile, wood floorings and much more.
* TheI lininalor! Strike outI lle high prices.
'Take control with the affordability of this amazing
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 carpel, corner loil
* BANK OWNEDI 3BRI2B home located in the
prestigious river front subdivision of Quail Run.
Features include fenced back yard, screened
porch, ceramic tile and much more. $89,900
SCig ltg lg itt 8 i rivate
* 3/4 1 cegll-nl nn
ter 0, m g(i r R t t,9l.l en""
* 3/2 CBS Lehigh home on corner lot and only
minutes from Ft Myers. $77,000
* Investors! Handy 11:an special located in
Lehigl. 3/1 with detacled garage and workshop.
* Investors! IHandly mand special 2/1 on corner
lot illn Lehigl $30,000.
* Great investnclllt potential! IBR/IB home on a
corner lot. Ilomecs needs some work... but is
priced to sell. $25,000
********** MOBILE HOMES **********
* Need more "living" room? 2,152 sq I' of luxuri-
outis living. This i4Blv2B home on 10+/- acres lias
it all, from it spacious fMnily room w/slone lire-
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fencing for horses. This one is a steal c() only
* Size will surprise you! 2B1/2B home lon 10-1i-
acres is very well kept and former modull le home.
Features a warm comfortable living room w/gas
fireplace, spacious kitchen, front & real covered
* Minutes fiomn tranquiliiy! Nice 3/2 manTultc-
tured home oil 2.41+/- acres. Amplle kitchen,
stone fireplace and plenty ol yard. $155,000.
* Plenty of room for gardening on these 2,29+/-
acres with a 3/2 manllfactur'ed home. Motivated
* Relax the rural way! Situated on 1.25 acs in
growing Montuia, beautiful new 2006 3/2 manu-
factured home with over 1100 sq ft of living area
ready for occupancy. SELLER FINANCING AVAIL:
* .ike new beautiful 3/2 on 1.34i acres. Secluded
but only minutes fromi tlowl. Many uplgrades. Let
us tell you more about it, $129,500.
* \Wnt country living without the long drive to
the citv? Get tile best of both worlds with this
3BRI/2BA hiome on 2.+jt+./- acres oi Ciase Road.
Enjoy the quiet & privacy plus a wood burning
fireplace, \vaulted ceilings. and 'lxas sized
* Immllaculate 3/2 located outside Clewision. Ample
kitchen, spacious master bredroom amid bath, Seller
says make oller! $124,000
* 'HVo ilor lie rice i'f lone! All on oneiL acre. 3,'2
well maillnaind manuiati'tuirol lioe plus a 2/2
manutlfilaturedlhome. Plenty of fruilt rees til oak
trees, All oilers \welcome! $114,900
* Let's make a deal! 3 bedroom 2 bath holmeI fea-
tures bill in cabinets, Iatge master balh, spa-
cious kitchen, and plenty of elbow 'room thllru llihe
rest of hlle house. Outside youe will lind a fenced
)prdl and storage shed. $110,000
* I lome Sweet Home! AlloRA ahle, completely remid-
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* Affordable starter or rental home. 3/1.5 on corner
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with 167+/- feet of frontage on SR80. Possible
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* REDUCEDI Great investment property!
Located just feet from SRSO 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-
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mon loliby area. $369,900
* Prile 20+/- r Iacre potential commileivial parcel
located near West Glads Elementary in Muse and
ust minutes away from downtown LaBelle.
$3.50 per square foot.
* Invest low - build later! Corner lot outside city
limiits near toiwl $155,000.
* Commercial property with visibility frotll SR 80
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"Birds Have Houses,
Why Shouldn't People?"
Bank proudly spon-
The event, August 16, is sched-
uled to begin at 6 p.m. in the lob-
by of Florida Community Bank,
155 North Bridge Street. This will
be a fun and casual evening event
with cocktails and appetizers be-
ing served. On exhibit and up for
auction will be hand-painted bird-
houses by children and local art-
ists. Ryan Darling, a solo act made
up of his acoustic guitar and his
unique, powerful blues'y vocals,
will be the special entertainment
for the evening.
The cost to attend "Birds Have
SHouses, Why Shouldn't People?"
is $20 per person and $35 per cou-
ple. The ticket price includes ap-
petizers and drinks. To purchase
tickets, which are on sale now,
contact Susan Vaughan at Florida
Community Bank 863-675-1313
or Aida Barnhart 863-675-5297.
The Hendry-Glades Homeless
Coalition is a non-profit agency
that serves the homeless in Hen-
dry and Glades Counties and is
pleased to host this event to raise
awareness and funds to further
the homeless mission.
The mission of the Hendry-
Glades Homeless Coalition (the
"HGHC") is "A collaborative
mission with governmental and
community organizations to pre-
vent and minimize homelessness
within Hendry and Glades Coun-
ties to redirect individuals and
families towards independent liv-
ing through the use of life-chang-
The next meeting of the HGHC
is October 16.
donates to FGCU
FORT MYERS, FL - Florida
Gulf Coast University announced
that Johnson Engineering, Inc. re-
cently made a generous financial
commitment to the FGCU Foun-
dation to enhance Holmes Hall,
the new home of the U.A. Whita-
ker School of Engineering.
In recognition of the gift, FGCU
is pleased to name Johnson En-
gineering Lobby in Holmes Hall.
The University will acknowledge
the gift by displaying signage in
the lobby of the facility.
"The Johnson Engineering
donation is essential to building
a first rate facility to house our
dynamic engineering program,"
said President Wilson Bradshaw.
"To produce well-prepared stu-
dents, we must have top qual-
ity facilities, and this gift helps to
make that possible. We sincerely
appreciate the continuing gener-
ous support of Johnson Engineer-
FGCU Foundation will pursue
matching funds from the Alec P.
Courtelis Facilities Enhancement
Challenge Grant Program, there-
by doubling the value of the gift,
which will be used to purchase
scientific equipment for the new
"Johnson Engineering is deep-
ly rooted in Southwest Florida and
we look to local graduates to con-
tinue our tradition of excellence
in the community," said Steve
Morrison, president of Johnson
Engineering. "Supporting FGCU,
especially the engineering pro-
gram, was an easy decision for
us. Johnson Engineering Lobby is
our latest effort to help create and
attract the leaders of tomorrow."
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 fol-
lowing is the dress code expected
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 http://
Pants may be jeans, khakis
or capris. They may not be sweat
pants, jogging pants, cargo pants,
nylon, velour or fleece.
Skirts and shorts must be no
shorter than one (1) Student ID
length above the knee.
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 pre-
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.
Aug. 29: Kick Off Classic
(Immokalee) @ 7:30 p.m.
Sept. 5: Cardinal Mooney
(Home) @ 7:30
Sept. 12: Clewiston
(Away) @ 7:30
Sept. 19: Bishop Verot
(Home) @ 7:30
Sept. 26: Open
Oct. 3: Desoto
(Away) @ 7:30
Oct. 10: Lemon Bay
(Home) @ 7:30
Oct. 17: Avon Park
(Home) @ 7:30
Oct. 24: Dunbar
(Away) @ 7:30
Oct. 31: Riverdale
(Away) @ 7:30
Nov. 7: South Ft. Myers
(Homecoming) @ 7:30
Nov. 14: Mariner
(Away) @ 7:30
LHS fall sports
David Kelley, Athletic Director,
(863) 674-4574, kelleyd@hendry.
Hal Bennett, Head Football
,com. Football practice has al-
Russell Bell, Football Coach,
(863) 674-4120, bellr@hendry.
Vivian Bennett, Head Cheer-
leading Coach, (863) 674-4120,
Lori Perkins, Volleyball Coach,
Volleyball practice starts on Aug.
Jef Frost, Cross Country Coach,
(863) 674-4120, frostj@hendry.
kl2.fl.us. Cross County practice
starts on Aug. 18.
Bobbie Spratt, Golf Coach,
(863) 674-4120, sprattb@kendry.
kl2.fl.us. Golf practice starts on
Aug. 19 or 20.
Dr. Caignet will be at the Long-
horn field at Davis-Pratt Park in
the boys locker room, on Mon-
day, August 4, from 5:30-7:30
p.m. for football and cheer sports
physical. The fee is $10. If you do
not have your 2008 Pop Warner
sports physical don't miss this
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 grades 9 through 12
interested in playing football.
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.
LHS students wishing to par-
ticipate in sports during the 2008-
2009 school year must have an
updated physical and official
FHSAA form. The deadline for
submitting both forms is Aug. 11.
Both are available in the front of-
fice. Contact Coach Kelley if you
have any questions.
Boston Butt BAR-B-Q
The LaBelle Longhorns will
be having a Boston Butt Bar-
B-Q at the fire station on Friday,
August 1 from 11 to 2 or until its
all gone. Dinners include beans,
homemade potato salad, bread,
and iced tea. Tickets are $7 and
can be purchased from any board
member or just drive-in.
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Register to win a
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The LaBelle Longhorns will be
having a community yard sale un-
der the oaks on Hwy. 80 in front
of the Chamber of Commerce
building on August 2 starting at 8
Lots of items, including tele-
visions, desk and file cabinets,
home and office furniture, chil-
dren and adult clothing, shoes
and household items. All money
raised will be used for their cheer
and football program.
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AUCTION-REAL Estate, 1302
US Hwy 98, Daphne, AL,
(Eastern Shore Mobile Bay)
formerly auto dealership
175,000 sf+/- (4+/- acres)
29,000 +/- sf multi use
building-Aug 14 1:00 PM,
HAZARD & ASSOCIATES,
INC. Jack F Granger#873.
Foreclosure Auction. 81
Acres Development Land,
Gatlinburg, TN. Divided into
3 tracts. Friday, August 8,
10:30 AM. Furrow Auction
AUSTRALIAN SHEPHERD -
brown & white, in Okeecho-
bee, small, female, Childs
DOGS (2) - Yellow lab mix,
male, Border Collie mix, fe-
Yellow Lab mix, white w/
cream ears, M, neutered, 45
Ibs., Border Collie mix-black
w/ some white, F, 45 Ibs.
Last seen near SR78 West
REWARD Please call
BORDER COLLIE BLACK LAB
CATAHOULA MIX - Good na-
tured, good hunting & cow
DOBERMAN - White, 1 year
old, female, must be spayed.
GERMAN SHEPHERD - Male
Reg., 1 1/2 yrs old, good
w/kids, Moving needs good
home (863)467-1552 after 6
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8am til ?
3900 Ft. Denaud Rd.
LABELLE - Sat. Aug 2nd,
8am-lpm, Port Labelle
Ranchettes, Corner of Cow-
girl Way & Frontier Circle.
Something for Everyone!l!
All personal items under $5,000
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TIRE MAN WANTED: For Full
Time Shop & Service Truck.
Must have CDL License &
clean record. Computer Exp
CNA NEEDED - Saturday
9am-9pm, reliable, honest,
dependable. LaBelle area.
Will be fingerprinted &
background will be checked.
Must have 1 yr. exp. Bilingual
Spanish/English pret. Com-
petitive salary and excellent
benefits. Fax resume to
(863)983-9604 or apply at:
315 South W.C.Owen Ave
Must have 1 yr exp. Bilingual
Competitive salary and exc.
benefits. Fax resume to
(561)924-3405 or apply at
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Part-time, Immediate position.
Please email resume to:
or call (863)675-6800 for appt
WANTED - Reliable House-
keeper. $60/day to do basic
house cleaning duties. Must
speak English. Call
(863)675-1325 if Interested.
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Transportation, lodging fur-
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status. ACLS PALS rco0
Full Utim - Registered Nurse
Must possess a valid FL license w/at least I y. exp in area of expertise.
Full time - HIM Supervisor
RHIA with two+ yrs sup exp or RHIT with three+ yrs sup exp. Must demon-
strate an excellent command ofthe ICD-9-CM Classification system and DRG
methodology. Must have the ability to use computerized medical record
abstract and encoder, and possess good technical skills.
Full time -Advanced Registered Nurse Practoner
(ARNP) (HRCCC LaBelle)
Must possess excellent communication skills to interact with patients, staff,
and the community. The center presently operates duringthe hours of -8prm
Monday - Fra, and 8 am - 12 Noon on Saturday. This position requires flexible
Full time - Respiratory Therapist (Day shift)
CRT or RRT. Must possess a valid FL license, BLS required.
Per diem - ER RegIstraon Clerk
2 yrs exp in a healthcare related field preferred.
Full time - InpatientOutpatient Coder
Must possess knowledge and ability to apply inpatient coding
guidelines. Must possess knowledge of medical terminology and profi-
ciency in ICD-9 Coding. Must be able to communicate. both written and
orally and maintain confidentiality of all patient information. Acute care
hospital experience preferred.
Full time - Mammographer/Radlographer
Must be ARRT registered with a valid FL License to practice Radlologic
Full tme - Food Service Director/Clinical Dctitian
Bachelor's degree in Nutrition and Dietetics or related field
required: Master's Degree preferred. Either registry eligible or a
Registered Dietitian (RD) of the American Dietetic Association
(ADA). Previous clinical dietetic experience in acute care with multi-
ple age groups and previous hospital experience performing clinical
nutrition therapy, assessments and education of patients required. At
least two years food service management experience preferred. Must
possess highly effective interpersonal, written and verbal
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Alico, Inc. is a land management company located
in LaBelle, FL and is seeking qualified candi-
dates for the following full time positions:
VEGETABLE IRRIGATION FOREMAN
We are seeking qualified candidates to work in
our Vegetable division to help manage irrigation
systems in order to provide optimum growing
conditions for our conventional and organic veg-
The ideal candidate will be a self-starter with the
ability to manage multiple projects at the same
time. They must be willing to work nights based
on weather conditions and understand production
needs. Basic computer skills are highly desirable
as well as the ability to keep detailed records.
Position requirement includes living in company
This position is responsible for the oversight of
company security involving our various facilities
including patrol of our facilities and property.
Applicants who have prior law enforcement
and/or private security experience coupled with
agricultural knowledge would make ideal candi-
The position at times requires flexible hours and
the ability to work with various local law enforce-
Alico, Inc. provides competitive compensation
and benefits, a progressive work environment
and career opportunities. Alico, Inc. is a drug
Interested candidates should e-mail their
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information to (863) 675-5106. You may also visit
our website at www.alicoinc.com and download an
application or you may visit our Human Resource
office at 640 S. Main Street, LaBelle, FL to apply
INSIDE SALES SUPPORT
Office located south of Immokalee near the
Hendry County Correctional Facility. Initial primary
responsibilities include answering customer
phone calls, emails, order processing, packaging
products and supporting other sales efforts.
Qualified candidates must be fluent in English,
possess computer skills including Microsoft
Office applications, excellent communication
skills, learn quickly and be a team player. We are
a drug free workplace. We offer competitive
compensation along with a complete benefits
Please fax your resume to 239-867-2030 or
e-mail to: careers(@primateproducts.com
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Drivers: 13 DRIVERS NEEDED
Sign-On Bonus 35-42cpm
Earn over $1000 weekly Ex-
cellent Benefits Need CDL-A
& 3 mos recent OTR
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training, promoting and in all other aspects of employment is given to members of the Seminole Tibe of Florida who meet
the job requirements. Second preference is given to other members of federally recognized Native American Tribes who
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discipline or a Master's degree with at least
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fbr TEMPORARY FARM-
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applicants must be able to
operate mechanical orange
harvesting equipment. Start-
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31 May 2009. Salary $1500
per month room and board
included. Please contact
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Also do handyman jobs
A/C - Window unit 25000btu
good condition cools four
bedroom house $300.
ANTIQUE BALANCING SCALE
weighs up to 1000 lb. & An-
tique Baby Scale $200 for
both or sep (863)357-3633
CHEST FREEZER, Frigadaire,
white, approx. 3x3x2, used
twice, $200/best offer. Call
DRYER - Roper clothes dryer.
DRYER - Whirlpool, heavy du-
ty, $50. (239)362-6443
REFRIGERATOR - Single door,
Commercial type no freezer
REFRIGERATOR HOTPOINT -
Like new,side by side w/ ice-
maker $250/or best offer.
WASHER - Whirpool, white
washer in very good condi-
tion. $100. (863)517-0244
WASHERS & DRYERS
$95 & up, 1 yr warranty
REFRIGERATORS & STOVES
WHITE STOVE - Good condi-
tion. $100 (863)763-1713
GLASS SHOWCASE - 6 feet
glass showcase, good for
jewerly or beauty supplies.
SHED - 12x24,
SHED - 6 month old, 10x16.
Roll Up Door & Side Door.
$2900 Buyer must move.
SHED - metal shed, 8'x10',
solid floor, shelves. You
move $100. (863)467-7415
CULVERT - for driveway, ap-
o rox 20" diameter x 22ft
ong,good condition, asking
METAL ROOFING. Buy direct
from manufacturer. Over 20
colors in stock, several pro-
files to choose from. Quick
WOOD FLOORING - Do It
Yourself 7 Boxes. Mahoga-
ny. High quality. $100 for all.
CARPET - 2 pcs., White, 8x13
each. Includes pad. $50 total
or best offer (863)946-3822
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
FISHER PRICE NATURES
TOUCH CRADLE SWING -
Excellent condition. $70 or
best offer. (863)983-6304
FISHER PRICE RAIN FOREST
BOUNCER - new, asking $20
ed clubs: used twice I Leave
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AR 15 COLT Winchester Col-
lection, Model 47 pump, ri-
fles & pistols, $3,000 will
sell sep. (863)532-9881
BROWNING BL22 - lever ac-
tion 22 rifle, $290
MAG TECH 22 LONGRIFLE -
asking $150 (863)674-0613
SHOTGUN BY Stevens 311a -
18.5" barrel 12 guage, Pre
Air Conditioners 505
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Books & Magazines 535
Business Equipment 545
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Health & Reducing
Household Items 630
Medical Items 650
Musical Instruments 660
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Toysa Games 730
Wanted to Buy 740
HOOKED ON Phonics Set -
Like new, only 1 book
opened, K-2nd grade level,
$50. Call 863-228-5229
Portable crib, bedside play
pen/crib, jumperoo, ocean
wonders swing, $180 for all
will separate (561)601-0078
WALKER, box of misc. baby
girl clothes, wipe warmer,
new baby carrier, crib set,
WHITE CRIB & chest, high-
chair, stroller, baby seat,
youth car seat, etc. $225.
863-763-0141 after 6pm
TAYLOR MAE Dinnerware - by
Noble Excellence. In good
cond w/no chips or scratch-
es. $100 (863)697-6270
WEDDING DRESS - A Line,
Strapless, Size 18. $150
WEDDING GOWN - Never
worn. Size 12. Call for de-
Emmett Smith painting, signed
Michael Jordan BB card set
COMPUTER - Win 98, monitor,
keyboard, mouse, scanner,
brand new computer desk.
DELL DIMENSION COMPUT-
ER - Windows XR flat
screen monitor, HP all in one
printer. $400 (863)763-6342
HP Computers- (2) Monitors,
printers, well maintained, re-
set to factory settings $500
will separate (863)467-4949
Lexmark 231 Color Jetprinter
and Astra 600P Scanner
$20 takes both, Call for de-
SCHOOL COMPUTER - XP
Pro, CD burner, complete
system $75 (863)517-2782
FIREWOOD - $25 per 10 cu ft.
Adjustable single bed- (2)
electric, have rails useable
clean mattresses $650 will
ANTIQUE DRESSER - 2 large
drawers & 2 small drawers,
$75 or best offer.
BDRM SET - 3 pc, full head &
ftboard, no mattress. dresser
w/mirror, tall dresser.
BEDROOM SET - 8pc, Ameri-
can Drew Cherry Grove.
$550 or best offer
BEDROOM SET - Broyhill,
white dresser w/mirror &
chest. $200 or best offer
COUCH - Henredon, 3 Seat,
Multi-Color Golden. $900
COUCH & Love seat w/Otto-
man - Beige in overall col-
or/Deep sitting. $450/neg.
DINING TABLE - Wood DR
set, new condition, light col-
or, 4 upholstered chairs,.
DR SET w/ China Cab - Table
6 chairs.Honey oak. Good
cond. $400/or best offer.
Futon Mattress- blue plaid,
clean, good condition
$35 neg. (863)763-7609
JEWELRY ARMOIRE - And full
length mirror in one, cherry
wood anti tarnish lining,
new. $120 (863)610-1750
KITCHEN TABLE - HEAVY,
black, 4x5, sits 8-10, $50.
RECLINERS - (2) Lazy Boys,
'Leather. Brand new condi-
tion. $1590 for both, will
ROLL AWAY BED - Excellent
condition, on wheels, folds
up. $150 (863)946-3822
SECTIONAL COUCH - Large
sleeper sect. w/ recliners.
Good cond. $100/or best
SLEEPER SOFA - double, ask-
ing $40 (863)214-3850
SLEEPER SOFA/TABLES -
Sleeper sofa in good condi-
tion. Will Separate. $200/or
best offer. (863)801-5159
SOFA - Leather, Tan. Good
TV STAND & dresser with mir-
ror, $85/will separate. Call
GOLF CLUBS/BAG - left hand-
AERATOR & SALT TANK -
asking $75, great shape
HOUSE MOUNTED BASKET-
BALL HOOP - with back-
board, $15 (863)467-7937
ELLIPTICAL EXERCISE MA-
CHINE - Good working con-
dition. $150 (863)673-0980
LOG FIREPLACE - electric,
$50. (954)235-3945 ,
Do you Experience Anxiety?
There are answers in this
book. Buy and read Self
Analysis by L. Ron Hubbard.
Price $15.00. Hubbard Dia-
(813)872-0722 - E-mail
ELECTRIC WHEELCHAIR - Jet
3-6 yrs old, Good Condition
SHOWER CHAIR - 1 yr old,
good condition $50.
AIRLINES ARE HIRING - Train
for high paying Aviation
Maintenance Career. FAA ap-
proved program, Financial
aid if qualified - Job place-
ment assistance. CALL Avia-
tion Institute of Maintenance
ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE
from Home. *Medical,
*Computers, *Criminal Jus-
tice. Job placement assis-
tance. Computer available.
Financial Aid if qualified. Call
CELL PHONE - Motorola Buzz
IC602, Hybrid Nextel,
w/charger & phone clip,
$150 neg. (863)673-1981
CELL PHONES (2) - All attach-
ments included, for car &
house. $30 for both
Complete toilet- almond color
$75 or best offer
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
NOW AVAILABLE! 2008 POST
OFFICE JOBS. $18-$20/HR.
NO EXPERIENCE, PAID
TRAINING, FED BENEFITS,
(800)910-9941 TODAY! REF
AUDIO SPEAKERS (2) - 18",
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.
YAMAHA KEYBOARD - $70
WOODEN PODIUM - 28.5 x
22.5 x 41", tan, hand painted
roses, 2 shelves $10
ALUMINUM DOG box - Alumi-
num dog box, Size 69"
wide, by 26" deep, by 22"
high. 3 slots, great cond.
used 3 times in toy hauler.
ALUMINUM DOG box - Alumi-
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, will sell for
BABY MINI POT
DOG PEN - 12x12x7, $50
ENGLISH LOP Rabbits - baby
English lop bunnies can
meet in town if you buy 2 or
more. $10. (863)634-5757
FERRETT - Female, 3 story
cage & supplies, $75. Call
FISH TANK W/ STAND - 55
GALLON, COMES W/ FISH &
ACCESS. FIRM $200,
HAMSTERS - 3 baby hamsters
(1 girl and 2 boys).2 adult
girl hamsters.Free. $0.
MIN PIN PUPS - 1 female, 1
male, choc/tan, $450
PING PONG TABLES (2) 1
Regulation and 1 Kids, ask-
ing $250 for both
SKATEBOARD RAMP - wood,
TOTAL GYM - 3000 XL TV
Model like new hardly used
$500/or best offer.
USA POCKET Knives - 100's,
old, Case, Buck, Remington,
Bocar, $1,000/will separate.
KICKER CVR SPEAKERS (2) -
15", in box, w/2,000 watt
amp, $600. (863)697-8676
COLOR - 13", w/VCR & DVD
player, $100 for all.
TV, SONY - 27", with stand.
Paid $700 in 2000, selling
for $150. Call 863-467-7139
CRAFTSMAN 10" Radial Arm
Saw - Like new 10" Radial
Arm saw with extras.
CRAFTSMAN COMPRESSOR -
33 gal just like new with air
tool kit $300/or best offer.
EXTENSION LADDER - alumi-
num, 32', heavy duty, good
GENERATOR - 15KW, on 4x7
trailer, 4 cyl diesel, w/30 gal
GENERATOR- 16KW w/Tank.
250 gallons, Tank is full,
GENERATOR - 3000 watts, for
RV, $300. 863-634-8098
GENERATOR - Coleman, Die-
sel, 5 kw, 120/240. $3000.
GENERATOR - Coleman Power
Mate, 4000 watt. Comm.
grade. Like new. $495/trade
(or guns 863-763-5110
GENERATOR -. GENERAL
5000watt, 11hp b/s, runs
good $200. (863)467-7415
GENERATOR, GENERAL -
Electric start, 7,550 rated
watts, 13,500 surge watts,
KING PIN LOCK - Door se-
curity lock for a Dry van trail-
er. $100 (863)763-4096
ROUTER BIT SET - 35 pc,
new. $60 (863)467-7589
TOOLBOX for full size pickup
bed, low profile, powder
coat, diamond plate,
TRAIL BLAZER.PLAZMA 375
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
FOOTBALL TABLE - $30 or
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
Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed/Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce. 820
Services Wanted 830
Lawn & Garden 850
SAW PALMETTO -Bolita bags
for sale. Call 863-673-5552
HORSE TRAILER for 2 horses,
$600. Call 863-674-1355
QUARTER HORSE - Mare 3yrs
old green broke very gentle
and sweet S500.
8 63)675 -5872
VALLE HORSE TRAILER '98 -
2 horse slant load, Goose-
neck . w/dressing room.
1997 GRASSHOPPER lawn
mower- 19997 Grasshopper
Model 721 Good condition, 1
new drive motor, new blades
52" cut, hours 1286. $4000.
8 63) 228 - 4 202
BUSH HOG MOWER - 6', Rhi-
no $1800. (239)357-5111
METAL 55 gallon barrels -
Metal FOOD GRADE 55 gal-
lon barrels. Have two kinds:
One is a sealed barrel with
two screw in bungs on top,
the other is open top with re-
PSL $15. (772)370-8390
MOSQUITO MAGNET- Liberty,
new still in box, easy mo-
bility, 1 acre range, $350 or
best offer (863)675-2215
MOWER - Self propelled, runs
good, $75 (863)843-0913
PLASTIC 55 Gallon Barrels -
FOOD GRADE, great for lawn
water or disaster drinking
water. PSL $20.
RIDING MOWER - 30" Snap-
per, 12HP, $450. Call
RIDING MOWER -John Deere,
LT150, new in 2002, $1000
or best offer (239)229-7390
RIDING MOWER - needs re-
pairs, asking $125
SNAPPER RIDING MOWERS -
32" & 28", both are in good
condition, $500 for both or
sell sep (239)324-1012
SPRINKLER HEADS - Hunter
SRS '04, 38 pop up, heavy
duty spray body. $125
WEEDEATER - Battery, new.
YARD TRAILER, Huskee - 10
cu. ft., $75. Call
When doing those chores
Is doing you In, It's time
to look for a helper In
W & W HORSE TRAILER '00 -
Straight load, good cond,
used for high school & col-
lege. $3500 (863)467-0109
Business Places 910
Townhouses - Rent920
Farm Property -
House - Rent 930
Land - Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
1 and 2 BR Apts.
Please call (239)657-3204
For more information.
62 Years of Age or Older,
Regardless of Age
This institution is an Equal
Opportunity Provide,r and
MINI BARBER Shop/Hair Sa-
lon for lease. Tastefully fur-
nished ready to go. Bring
your tools & products & go
to work. Beside Salon Mer-
cedes 70 Yeomans Ave
$750 mo (863) 675-4443
LABELLE- DUPLEX, Belmont
St., 3br, iba, $700/mo. 1st
+ Sec., (863)517-0551
$11,000! Only $199/Mo! 5%
down 20 years @ 8% apr.
Buy, 4/BR $259/Mo! For list-
ings (800)366-9783 Ext
DUPLEX 2 bed, 2 bath in town
LABELLE - 3 br, 2 ba, family
room, a/c, new tile/paint,
community pool. $900/mo
+ sec (863)202-0753
LABELLE - Large 3 Bdrm., 2
Bath, Garage, C/Air. On cor-
ner Greenbelt Lot. $850/mo.
863-675-0104 No lease req.
LABELLE- Pool Home, on Ige
lots, loads of trees, 2br,
2ba,extra room/apt. Lg cov-
ered porch, $825/mo
OAK AVENUE - 2BR/1BA Du-
plex, Ig. living rm., fully car-
peted, laundry/storage, city
water & septic, Ig. yard, non-
smkg. env., no pets, ref's &
1 yr.lease, $625 mo. +
$625 sec. (863)675-2392
PORT LABELLE - New 3 br, 2
ba, split plan, 1500 sq ft, nice
country setting, close to mid-
dle school. $875/mo. Rent to
own option. (239)566-8876
PORT LABELLE, 2BR, 1.5BA,
single family house, w/gar-
age, $825 mo. plus sec.
Venice - New 1 and 2 bed-
room homes from $900 per
month in active lifestyle
community with waterfront
sites, resort amenities, on-
site activities and events.
WATERFRONT- 3 br, 2 ba,
huge living, dining, den & Flori-
da room, boat house & docks.
READING A NEWSPAPER...
I I I I I I
GREENTREE SOUTH APARTMENTS
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
* Spacious Apartment in quiet, country setting
* Full time bilingual Site Manager
� Community Room, Tot lot, Playground, Activities
SSewer 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.
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
GREENTREE EAST APARTMENTS
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
701 W Ventura, Clewiston
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM, Mon-Fri
Equal Housing Opportunity
(863)674-9010 leave mes-
sage will return your call
PERSIAN KITTENS - Pure
Bred, Ready by the 1st of
Aug. 1 M, 2 F. Vet checked
TURKEYS FOR SALE-
(863)674-9010 leave mes-
sage, we will return your call
Caloosa Belle, Thursday, July 31, 2008
471 Old CR 78
3 bdrms - 2 bths
w/brand new kitchen
Extra large dock &
On Caloosahatchee River
Reduced to only $1200 a
1st, last &1 mo sec.
WEEKLY $125 TO $175. 2 &
3 bdrm trailers and houses.
Small deposit 675-1614
LABELLE - 5 Acres, corner lot,
Crescent Ave SW & Fay St.
ROOMS FOR RENT
PORT LABELLE INN
Cable, Phone & Internet.
$650 plus tax per month
$330 wkly, $59 Daily
Please Call 863-675-4411
1 Oxbow Dr, LaBelle, FL
Looking for a place to
hang your hat? Look no
further than the classl-
New Ig. units avail.,
air conditioned &
non-air, each unit
fenced & well lighted,
space for boats,
RV & trucks.
1025 Commerce Dr.,
Cowboy Way & Kennedy Blvd.
5'x10' $42.80 mo. incl. tax.
8'x10' $53.50 mo. incl. tax.
10'x10' $58.85 mo. incl. tax.
8'x25' $96.30 mo. incl. tax
24 hr access $25 returnable
key deposit. 863-675-2392
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-
Business !aces -
~rwnhbuses'- Sale 1015
Farms - Sale 1020
Houses - Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Property - Sale 1035
Land - Sale 1040
Lots - Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property - Sale 1055
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080
1 & 2BR Luxury
$600 - $800
3br/lba CBS Home, Newly re-
modeled in nice neighbor-
4br/2ba CBS, Built in 2005,
large garden tub & shower in
master bedroom $129,500
SNew Home Buyers
Finish off that purchase
right! Visit White's
Furniture & Appliances
1060 Highway 29
South of LaBelle, $7000/acre,
It's never too late to find
the perfect gift. Look for
It In th1 arJaRinfIdx.
15, 10 or
5 ACRE TRACTS
Great Location on
State Road 80.
possibility of some
Great Investment or
for present use.
Must See! Some
financing. For more
PORT LABELLE LOTS -
$1000 down, $155 per month,
2700 sf LOG CABIN KIT & 1+
ACRE LAKE ACCESS with
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
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 Interstatel
Gated community, paved
roads, county water, utilities,
more. Lowest financing in
years! 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
NEW ARIZONA LAND RUSH! 1
or 2-1/2 "Football Field"
Sized Lotsl $0 Down. $0 In-
terest. $159-$208 per
month! Money Back Guaran-
tee! (877)466-2104 or
VIRGINIA MOUNTAINS 2
acres on mountaintop near
New River State Park, great
fishing, view, private.
$29,500 must sell, call own-
Mobile Home - Lots 2005
Mobile Home - Parts 2010
Mobile Homes- Rent 2015
Mobile Homes - Sale 2020
COUNTRY MEADOWS - Newer
dbl wide, 3br,2ba, on one
acre, $850 plus sec dep. Call
(863)675-4573 or 517-1880
LaBelle, 1974 N. Bridge St
1 br & 2br avail, $450. mo. &
up. Ref. & Good Credit. Call
LABELLE - 2br, lba, $125/wk
LABELLE , 3 br, a/c, shed.
$600/mo 1st & last. 1256
Mohawk Ave, off of SR 78.
No dogs or cats! Between
LABELLE - 3BR/2BA, on 2%/
acres, fenced, with work-
shop. $700/mo. + dep.
Call 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
LABELLE: Crescent Acres
area, 2br/2ba. Only $100
per week. 863-673-6362.
MOBILE HOMES FOR RENT
2BR. Good condition. ANC.
NEAR LABELLE 2BR, 1% BA
on small acreage w/fish
NEWLY REMODLED - 4BR,
2BA on 1/2 acre with lake
view. Call 863-673-0989
SR 29 S. in LaBelle, 3/2 & 2/2,
unfurnished, 1 year lease.
MOVE TO YOUR LAND
Mobile Home Angels
CASA MOVIL 3/2 bans,
14x70 sensia empesando de
36,900. Dobles empesando
de 45,900 (863)675-4848
LABELLE, MOBILE HOME,
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 appl.,
Titled fr.,. Priced to sell,
won't last long. $94,200.
NEW 3br/2ba doublewlde on
1/ acre lot. $74,900. Low
down payment. Easy credit
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
RV's and Park Models For Sale
Located in SW section with
direct access to Kissimmee
River with no locks
WHISPER CREEK- 36' RV with
Florida room, screened
porch, shed, fully furnished.
Corner lot. $15,000. Call
WHY RENT...hen you can
own your own home. Call for
easy credit approval. Ask for
Lorena at (863) 675-8888
Your next Job could be In
today's classilleds. Did
you look for It?
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Sport Vehicles.ATVs 3035
ALUM JON BOAT - 14ft, re-
worked, 2hp gas, new trol-
ling mtr & battery, galv trir,
$1500 neg (863)467-1358
BASS BOAT - 17ft, Ranger,
1976, 85hp Mere, motor
guide, depth finders, runs
great $2200 (561)573-3499
CATFISH BOAT - '07, wooden;
40hp Merc, spare 40HP
Johnson, trlr, needs finished,
$1000 firm (863)467-1358
Continental Air Boat parts-
0520, set of headers, wood
prop, other miscellaneous
items $900 (863)261-5826
FIBERGLASS CRUISING BOAT
- 37ft, perfect live aboard,
must see to appreciate,
GHEENOE 15'-4" HI-SIDER
2007 - 46 LB. SALTWATER,
TROLL MOTOR, LIKE NEW
Mlnn Kota Bass Boat- 2 man,
9.4', 2 HP outboard trolling
motor, very nice, new seats
PONTOON BOAT - 20', 50hp
engine make "force", runs
great, with trailer. $2500
SAIL BOARD - Mistral Malibu,
w/NAISH Atlanta Sail, Car-
bon mast, and so forth $750
1995 Dutchman Pop-Up
Camper, Sleeps 6, Cold NAC,
15 foot, In Okeechobee
CAMPER TOP - 8', aluminum,
w/slider window & key, good
FIFTH WHEEL with large Flori-
da room, $1,000, you ibve.
MALLARD '96 Camper; 19 ft.
Great condition $3,000
MOTORHOME, '98 - 24', 100k
mi., good cond., fully loaded,
OKEECHOBEE - 38' RV w/lrg
FL room, many improve-
ments, in RV park. $4999
PROWLER CAMPER - 34',
new tires, queen bed,
$2,500. Call 863-801-3539
VIKING TENT TRAILER 1998 -
17 ft. Air Awning Fridge
Screen Room New Tires
Excellent Vinyl $2000.
When you want something
sold, advertise In the
OUTBOARD MOTOR - 4hp
Johnson, $350 or best offer
HONDA 750 CB Custom -
1982, New chain, rear tire,
mirrors, cover& grease job /
oil change. Garage kept.
Ready to roar! Cheap to run.
1st $1900 rides it away. Hel-
met included. Call
(239)823-1114 LaBelle... I'm
getting too old.
HONDA SHADOW SPIRIT
2001 - 8600 mis. Excellent
TRIUMPH T140 1977 - Clean.
Call anytime for details.
Shop from a gift catalog
that's updated regulaly:
HONDA 400 RANCHER 2006 -
Auto, 4x4, Low Hours, Like
New, 1 1/2 YR Warranty Left
YAMAHA SCOOTER, 2000 -
$700/best offer. Call
Get a quick response to
any Item you may be sell-
Inn with a classified ad.
TRAVEL TRAILER '86 - 24',
Hi-Lo, new carpet, Int. re-
modeled, ext. good shape,
$2000 neg. (863)763-8289
The classifleds are the
most successful sales-
person In town.
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Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks4040
Parts - Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
1992 Cadillac Brougham,
white, good condition, runs
good, good tires, very clean
CADILLAC '95 - Gas eater
special. $2500 or best offer.
CROWN VICTORIA '98 - Police
Interceptor, cloth interior,
Seat cond., AC, 112K,
FORD COMMERCIAL VAN
1996 - COLOR: WHITE
$5000/or best offer.
,-(8 6 3 ) 6 7 5- 1 1 9 7
FORD ESCORT SE 1999 -
Great MPG! Runs great!
$1500/or best offer.
FORD MUSTANG '94 - Runs
good, very strong motor,
needs some trans repair.
FORD MUSTANG '98 - V6,
runs excellent, 109k miles,
red. $4000 (863)357-9982
Ladder rack or boat rack for a
long bed or short bed pick
up $200 firm
LINCOLN TOWNCAR '79 -
Runs good, new paint, a lot
of new parts. $2000 or best
offer. (863)634-1343 after 5
MUSTANG GT '96 Body good,
needs top, needs engine
work $3,000 LaBelle
PLYMOUTH ACCLAIM 1994 -
White; Engine runs, but
needs head gasket; 174K
miles. 1 owner, 4-cyl, auto.
A/c, air bags $600/or best
Police Impounds for Sale! 96
Honda Accord $900! 97
Acura Integra $99911 For list-
ings call (800)366-9813 Ext
Saturn-2000 SL2, 4 door,
101K m, PS/PB, Auto, Air,
New tires, EPA 38 mpg, ex.
cond $3950 (863)357-0224
TOYOTA RAV4 '96 - SUV. 4x4
Economical 4 cyl. eng (Runs
great) 5 spd., roof rack, CD,
AC. $3600 (863)763-3966
WILLY'S WAGON - $1400,
please call (239)823-2587
for directions to see this
DODGE DAKOTA 1998 -
OKEE 4-wd Extended cab,
auto transmission is slipping.
FORD BRONCO 1991 - 302
pump, $1500/or best offer.
5.7L ENGINE - 1994 Chevy
Other Parts Available
Call for details $650/neg.
DUMP TRUCK REAR END -
High & Low gears, perfect
for hunting buggy. $900 or
best offer (863)228-6173
EXTREME TERRAIN TIRES -
(4) Mudders, 33x12.5x17,
$140 for all or sell separate
FACTORY MIRRORS (2) -
right & left, for '06 Dodge
3500, $150. (863)674-1498
FIBERGLASS TOPPER - exc
cond will fit short bed truck
measurements 60w x 81L x
22h, 12 months old $450.
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NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
HENRY COUNTY TOURIST DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL
Notice is hereby given that the Hendry County Tourist Development Council will hold
a special meeting at 4:00 p.m. Tuesday, August 5, 2008, at the Clewlston Mu-
seum, 109 Central Avenue, Clewiston, FL. This meeting is open to the public.
The meeting site is accessible by the disabled,
All persons wishing to be heard may appear at said meeting. If a person decides to
appeal any decision made by the Council with respect o any matter consideredat
such meeting, he or she will need a record of the proceedings and, for such pur-
pose, he or she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is
made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal
is to be based.
Tourist Development Council
W.T. Bill' Maddox, Jr., Chairman
284745 CB/CGS 7/31/08
NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
NOTICE is hereby given that a Public Meeting will be held to discuss a Flood Insu-
rance Study sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FE-
MA) on August 12, 2008 at 2:30 p.m. at the Hendry County Courthouse,
Commission Chambers, 25 East Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida. This initial
meeting is intended to include a discussion of general items related to updates of
the FEMA flood insurance rate maps. Michael DelCharco, PE., of Taylor Engi-
neering. Inc., retained by FEMA, wil lead a rundtable discussion with FEMA rep-
resentatives and city and county staff.
The meeting is open to the public. The meeting site is accessible by the disabled.
Please direct any questions to the Hendry County Building, Licensing and Code
Enforcement Department at (863) 675-5245.
All persons wishing to be heard may appear at said meeting. If a person decides to
appeal any decision made by the Board of County Commissioners 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 ver-
batim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony
and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.
284333 CB/CN 7/31/08
FRONT GRILL - for '05 up
Mustang GT, in the box,
GRILL GUARD - for Dodge Du-
rango, asking $50
SECOND HEADS in plastic -
Off of '87 Chev.Blazer call
TIRES (4) Nicky Thompson,
Baja Claws, Brand new.
TRANSMISSION 700R4 -
1994 Chevy,4 Speed, Auto-
TRUCK TOOL BOX - Deep well,
rail on top, fits 61" x 71", fits
all full size Chevy's. $125
CHEVY 4X4 TRUCK '96 - Step
side, runs good, body in
good shape, needs some
work. $1400 (239)233-2805
CHEVY S10 '93 - Vortec V6, 5
CHEVY S10, '94 - 4 cyl., 5
spd., cold air, cd player, exc.
running truck, $1600 or best
DODGE DAKOTA '93 - V6,
standard transmission, good
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 AC, air
bags, 1 owner, V-6, auto.
Anti-lock brakes, 150,000 mi
$3000/or best offer.
863)467-4 04 9
FORD F150 '87 - 2wd, 5.0 V8,
EFI, topper, over sized tires,
reliable. $900 or best offer
FORD F350 LARIAT XLT - '90,
Ext. cab, 2 tone beige/brown.
Cold A/C, Standard. $1500
FORD PICKUP '94 - With tool-
box, good work truck, $1900
or best offer. Call
FORD EXPEDITION XLT 2001
- All power, Ice cold A/C,
Cloth interior. Runs good.
BOX TRAILER - 16'x5' 3 1/2",
$2400 or best offer.
ENCLOSED TRAILER - 6x12,
Pace, white, side door,
ramp, 3 level shelves, $2300
FLATBED TRAILER - Goose-
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.
MOTORCYCLE TRAILER - 5 X
8, tilt, hauls 2, w/spare tire
MOTORCYCLE TRAILER - Sin-
gle track w/ramp, new wheel
bearings, tires & running
lights' $325 (863)805-2869
TRAILER - 20 ft tandem axle,
good shape. $1100 or best
TRAILER 10X6 - 2x6 wood
flooring with sides $350.
TRAILER 8X4 - expanded met-
al flooring with sides great
for lawn mower or atv $225.
UTILITY TRAILER - 7x12 dbl
axle, solid steel, 700
DODGE RAM MAXI WAGON
'01 - 15 passenger. Excellent
condition. $4200 or best of-
fer. Call 239-784-5782
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Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500
NOTICE FOR BIOS
VEHICLES FOR SALE
2000 FORD EXPLORER
Barron Water Control District will accept
sealed bid proposals up to 11:00 A.M.,
Monday, August 18, 2008, for the sale
of a 2000 Ford Explorer with 109,000
original miles, recently tuned, new
tires, air conditioning does not work.
Minimum bid $1,000. For more infor-
mation, call the District,
Lester 8. Baird, Sr.
Barren Water Contrl District
3293 Dellwood Terrace
LaBelle, FL 33935
284340 CB/CGS 7/31/08
NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
The Port LaBelle Communlty Develop-
enDistrict Parks and Recreation
Advisory Board will hold a meeting
and public hearing on Wednesday,
August 20, 2008, at 5:00 PM at the
office of the District located at 3293
Dellwood Terrace, LaBelle, FL 33935.
The purpose of this meeting is to con-
sider Collingswood Park proposal, and
conduct routine business which may
require action by the Board.
This meeting is open to the public.
Lester B. Baird, Sr.
284671 CB/CGS 7/31/08
NOTICE PUBLIC MEETING
The Port LaBelle Communily Ovelop-
ment District Parks and Recreation
Advisory Board will hold a meeting
and public hearing on Monday, Au-
gust 11. 2008, at 5:00 PM at the
office ofl e District located at 3293
Dellwood Terrace, LaBelte, FL
33935. Tile purpose of this meeting
Is to consider irclhwood Park pro-
posal, and conduct routine busi-
ness which may require action by
This meeting is open to Ilhe public.
Lester B. Baird, Sr
284669 CB/CN 7/31/08
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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
PRELIMINARY PLAT APPLICATION
Notice is hereby given that the Local Planning Agency of Hendry County (LPA) will hold a public
hearing on August 13, 2008 at 6:00 p.m., at the Hendry County Courthouse, Commission
Chambers, 25 E. Hickpochee Ave, La Belle, Florida, to consider the Preliminary Plat Application of
Madison Park (PLO7-0002), a subdivision of a portion of Section 32, Township 42 South, Range 29
East. The subdivision is located north of Nobles Road, south of Marion Avenue, and borders the
west side of Thigpen Road.
A copy of the proposed Preliminary Plat is available for inspection on Monday through Friday
between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., at the Hendry County Planning and Zoning
Department, 165 South Lee Street, LaBelle, Florida.
All interested persons may appear and be heard with respect to the issues at said meeting. All
advertised public hearings are subject to Section 286.0105, Florida Statutes, which states that any-
one desiring to appeal decisions made by the Local Planning Agency and/or the Board of County
Commissioners of Hendry County may be required to furnish a verbatim (word for word) record of
the proceedings that includes testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is based.
Orvell Howard, Chair
Hendry County Local Planning Agency
NOT TO SCALE
READING A NEWSPAPER... I
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS
Notice is hereby given that the Local Planning Agency of Hendry County (LPA) will hold a public
hearing on the following petitions on August 13, 2008 at 6:00 p.m., at the Hendry County
Courthouse, Commission Chambers, 25 E. Hickpochee Ave, LaBelle, Florida. The LPA will deter-
mine if the application is consistent with the Hendry County Comprehensive Plan and will review the
application for consistency with the Hendry County Land Development Code.
The recommendations of the Local Planning Agency will be made to the Board of County
Commissioners for final consideration at a public hearing. This hearing will be held on August 26,
2008, at 5:00 p.m. at the Hendry County Courthouse, Commission Chambers, 25 E. Hickpochee
Ave, LaBelle, Florida.
Copies of the files and information regarding the petitions are available for public inspection at the
Hendry County Planning and Zoning Department, 165 South Lee Street, LaBelle, Florida, and may
be viewed Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
All advertised public hearings are subject to Section 286.0105, Florida Statutes, which states that
anyone desiring to appeal decisions made by the Local Planning Agency and/or the Board of
County Commissioners of Hendry County may be required to furnish a verbatim (word for word)
record of the proceedings that includes testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is based.
Petition Number: SE07-0011
Applicant: East LeHigh Acres Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses, Inc., represented by
H.L. Bennett, PL.S, RE.
Resolution title: A RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF HENDRY
COUNTY, FLORIDA, GRANTING A SPECIAL EXCEPTION TO ALLOW A
CHURCH AND RELATED FACIUTIES ON 5.00 +/- ACRES.
Location: 9890 Wheeler Road, Wheeler Estates (Western Hendry County)
Property size: 5.00 acres +/-
Request: The applicant is requesting a Special Exception to allow the construction and
operation of a church and related facilities on a 5.00 acre tract on Wheeler Rd.
Legal description of subject property:
THE WEST 1/2 OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF
SECTION 30, TOWNSHIP 44S, RANGE 28E, HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA.
Petition Number: RZ07-0008
Applicant: Mr. T Wayne Miller, Jr., represented by H.L. Bennett, PL.S., RE.
Ordinance title: AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF HENDR
COUNTY, FLORIDA, GRANTING A BOUNDARY CHANGE FROM THE
AGRICULTURE TRANSITIONAL ZONING DISTRICT (A-3) TO THE PLANNED
UNIT DEVELOPMENT (PUD) ZONING DISTRICT TO ALLOW COMMERCIAL
USES ON 30.25 ACRES; PROVIDING FOR CONFLICT, SEVERABILITY, .
SCRIVENER'S ERRORS, AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
Location: 7969, 7933, 7897, 7861, 7825, 7789, 7753, and.7717 2nd PL, Wheeler Estates;
7968, 7932, 7896, 7860, 7824, 7788, 7752, 7716, 7969, 7933, 7897, 7861, 7829,
7789, 7783, and 7717 1st TER, Wheeler Estates
Property size: 30.25 acres +/-
Request: N Applicant is requesting a rezone to allow development of commercial uses on
30.25 acres in the Wheeler Estates area. Legal description of subject property:
DESCRIPTION: THE NORTH 1/2 OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 AND THe
NORTH 1/2 OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OFTHE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION
31, TOWNSHIP 44S, RANGE 28E, HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA, ALSO KNOWN AS LOTS 1E3
THROUGH 155 INCLUSIVE AND LOTS 160 THROUGH 163 INCLUSIVE, OF EAST LEHIGH, AN
UNRECORDED SUBDIVISION, HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. CONTAINING 30.25 ACRES MORE
Petition Number: RZ06-0010
Applicant: Preston and Robin Mims, Carlton and Francis Jones, Fred and Amber Garcia, I
represented by Johnson-Prewitt and Associates, Inc.
Ordinance title: AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF HENDRFi'
COUNTY, FLORIDA, GRANTING A BOUNDARY CHANGE FROM THE GENERAL
AGRICULTURE ZONING DISTRICT (A-2) TO THE PLANNED UNIT DEVELOP-
MENT (PUD) ZONING DISTRICT TO ALLOW MINING; PROVIDING FOR
CONFLICT, SEVERABILITY, SCRIVENER'S ERRORS, & AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
Location: 555, 765, and 951 Morris Taylor Road, Felda
Property size: 145.05 acres +/-
Request: The applicant is requesting a rezone to allow the extraction of material for
construction purposes outside the subject properties.
Legal description of subject property:
Parcel of land in the West-Half of Section 20, Township 45 South, Range 29 East, Hendry County,
Florida, being more particularly described as follows:
Commencing at the southwest corner of said Section 20; thence N.05-25'-10"W, alongthe' west line
of said Section 20, a distance of 1486.36 feet; thence N.89�-32'-14"E.aloong the quarter-quarter sec-
tion line, a distance of 2648.60 feet; thence N.05�-22'-21"W. along the north-south quarter section
line of said Section 20, a distance of 1495.30 feet to the center of said Section 20 and the south-
east corner of that certain Parcel of land owned by Timmie Taylor as described in Official Record
Book 315, page 703, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida; thence N.05�-22'-42'W. continuing
along said north-south quarter section line, a distance of 74.00 feet to the northeast comer of said
Taylor Parcel and the Point-of-Beginning of this description: thence S.89�-20'-3a'w. along the north
line of said Taylor Parcel, being parallel with the east-west quarter line of said Section 20, a distance
of 301.03 feet; thence S.05�-22'-42"E. along the west line of said Taylor Parcel, being parallel to the
said north-south quarter line, a distance of 74.00 feet to the southwest comer of said Taylor Parcel;
thence S.05�-22'-42"E. a distance of 374.43 feet; thence S.89"-20'-32'W. a distance of 361.15 feet (o
an intersection with the east line of that certain Road Easement as described in Official Record Book
237, page 240, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida; thence along said Road Easemeht
boundary for the next two courses; N.05"-23'-03"W., a distance of 530.00 feet; N.84"-37'-39"E. a dib-
tance of 660.05 feet to an intersection with the said north-south quarter section line; thence S.05�-
22'-42"E. along said quarter section line, a distance of 136.00 feet to the said Point-of-Beginning of
Containing 5.35 acres, more or less.
Subject to all easements and rights-of-way of record.
Parcel of land in the West-Half of Section 20, Township 45 South, Range 29 East, Hendry Count,
Florida, being more particularly described as follows:
Commencing at the southwest corner of said Section 20; thence N.05"-25'-10"W, along the west line
of said Section 20, a distance of 1486.36 feet to the Point-of-Beginning of this description; thende
continuing N.05"-25'-10"W. along said west line of Section 20, a distance of 1111.91 feet; thence
N.89"-20'-32"E. a distance of 2347.85 feet; thence S.05-22'-47"E. a distance of 372.71 feet; thence
N.89-26'-33"E. a distance of 301.00 feet; thence S.05"-22'-21"E. along the north-south quarter line
of said Section 20, a distance of 747.65 feet; thence S.89"-32'-15"W. a distance of 2648.69 feetfo
Containing 65.08 acres, more or less.
Subject to a Road Easement as described in Official Record Book 174, page 187, Public Records
of Hendry County, Florida, over and across the west 30 feet thereof. Also subject to a Road
Easement as described in Official Record Book 237, page 240, Public Records of Hendry County,
Containing 65.08 acres, more or less.
Subject to all other easements and rights-of-way of record.
Parcel of land in the West-Half of Section 20, Township 45 South, Range 29 East, Hendry County,
Florida, being more particularly described as follows:
Commencing at the southwest corner of said Section 20; thence N.05'-25'-10"W, along the west line
of said Section 20, a distance of 2131.04 feet to the Point-of-Beginning of this description; thence
continuing N.05"-25'-10"W. along said west line of Section 20, a distance of 467.50 feet; thence
N.89"-20'-32"E. a distance of 467.50 feet; thence S.05"-25'-10"E. a distance of 467.50 feet; thence
S. 89"- 20'- 32" W. a distance of 467.50 feet.
Containing 5.00 acres, more or less.
Subject to a Road Easement as described in Official Record Book 174, page 187, Public Records
of Hendry County, Florida, over and across the west 30 feet thereof.
Subject to all other easements and rights-of-way of record.
Parcel of land in the West-Half of Section 20, Township 45 South, Range 29 East, Hendry County,
Florida, being more particularly described as follows: Commencing at the southwest comer of said
Section 20; thence N.89"-43'-54"E, along the south line of said Section 20, a distance of 469.4 feet
thence S. 05'- 23'- 45" E. along the west line of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-
quarter of said Section 20, a distance of 1490.82 feet to the south line of said Section 20; thence S.
89"- 43'- 54" W. along said south line of Section 20, a distance of 854.69 feet to the said Point-of-
Beginning of this description.
Containing 29.23 acres, more or less.
Subject to all easements and rights-of-way of record.
The Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 20, Township 45 South, Range
29 East, Hendry County, Florida,.
Containing 45.39 acres, more or less.
Subject to all easements and rights-of-way of record.
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-,Caloosa Belle, Thursday, July 31, 2008
ILHS junior and senior
orientation and picture day
SOrientation for 11th and 12th
graders will be held from 8-11
a.m. and 12 noon-3 p.m. on
Thursday, August 7 at LHS. Ori-
entation for 9th and 10th graders
will be held from 8-11 a.m. and
'12 noon-3 p.m. on Friday, August
8 at LHS. Students and parents are
welcome to come by the school
during these hours. Please enter
'the doors to the left of the flag-
pole (by the auditorium).
Students who bring a complet-
ed yellow card can pick up their
class schedule. Students without
a completed yellow card can get
their class schedule from 7-7:30
a.m. on August 18, the first day of
All students can get class pic-
tures made in the auditorium dur-
ing orientation: Students should
dress nicely to have school pic-
tures made and should bring
money if they wish to purchase
them. Picture packages start at
$15.00. Checks should be made
out to Bryn-Alan Studios. Price
lists are available in the front of-
fice at LHS.
During orientation, students
should have their student ID
made. Students can enter through
the RTC room to get their ID's
made. They can also pick up a
copy of the 2008-2009 LIIS dress
code, tardy policy, and attendance
policy. All policies have changed
since last year. Also available at
orientation is a copy of the NEW
trimester bell schedule. School
maps will be provided if students
wish to find their classes.
Students and their parents
should be aware that photogra-
phers and LHS staff will not be
available from 11 a.m. -12 noon
on August 7 and 8 to allow pho-
tographers and staff members to
Licenses to fly
Gene Ferrel of Heliplane Aircraft Corp., pins the wings on Mike Mercier of Clewiston as
flight instructor, Roger Myers hands him his new Private Pilot completion certificate. Mike
works for the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Department and plans to complete his instru-
ment license next.
FCB hosting homebuyer workshop
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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, Hep-
dry County SHIP Housing Direc-
tor. Barnhart will guide workshop
-attendees through the process of
-purehasing 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-
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."
Community Brief Young Farmers & Ranchers
New Exemptions and team with Second Harvest
alternative tax plan
- The Honorable Kristina Kulpa,
,Property Appraiser would like to
point out to everyone that is on
::the Alternative Tax Payment Plan
how the new exemptions apply
to the program.
Any new exemption for 2008
will not be reflected on payments
-one (1) and two (2) of your Plan.
-Those two payments are based
on the prior year (2007) tax bill.
:" Any new tax exemption you
may have applied for through the
Property Appraiser's Office be-
,came effective on January 1, 2008
,and will be pro-rated for your
'third and fourth installments.
If you have questions con-
cerning any of your exemptions
please contact the Property Ap-
praiser's office on the third floor
of the courthouse or by phone
at 863-675-5270. Office hours
are Monday through Friday 8:30
Bureau's Young Farmers & Ranch-
ers (YF&R) program has teamed
up with America's Second Har-
vest, the largest charitable relief
organization in the U.S., to help
feed America. Young Farmers and
Ranchers across the nation have
been working in partnership with
Second Harvest since 2002 to
keep feeding the hungry.
Young Farmers and Ranch-
ers - Farm Bureau members be-
tween the ages of 18 and 35 - are
donating food and other items to
local food banks affiliated with
America's Second Harvest. They
also donate money and time.
"Each food bank depends
heavily on individuals and groups
to help in the fight against hun-
ger," said Rachel Kudelko, Florida
Farm Bureau's Young Farmer and
Rancher coordinator. "Time do-
nated at the local food bank goes
a long way toward helping men,
women and children get the food
they desperately need."
Donations by county YF&R
Office Space for Lease on South
Main Street in LaBelle. Excellent
location. Aprox. 3700 sq. ft. May be
7 .. leased as one office or split as two
-.-.- .offices of aprox. 1800 sq. ft. The
' north side consists of 5 offices, 2
".a" 3iS bathrooms, I library, 1 kitchen. The
south side consists of 1 lobby,3
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3/2 - 2 E. Sunflower $750/mo
2/2 - 1 S. Edgewater $700/mo
3/2 - 1 S. Edgewater $700/mo
2/2 - 1 with Den E. Palomar $650/mo
2/1 - 0 Fort Denaud Road $600/mo
groups will be calculated at the --
Florida Farm Bureau Federation ';;.,"
Annual meeting Oct. 8-10, at the
Orlando Peabody Hotel and priz-
es will be awarded to each of the
county Farm Bureaus that donate
the most food, the most money
and the most volunteer hours, re-
The Florida Farm Bureau Fed-
eration is the state's largest gener-
al-interest agricultural association .
with about 140,000 member-fam- .-
ilies statewide. Headquartered in
Gainesville, the Federation is an "
independent, nonprofit agricul- .
tural organization. More informa-
tion about Florida Farm Bureau
is available on the organization's
Web site, http://FloridaFarmBu- &I
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16 Caloosa Belle, Thursday, July 31, 2008
Funding referendum gives :
local power to district
Voters to decide on
issue in Aug. primary
By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
CLEWISTON -- Although his
time as the school district's su-
perintendent is coming to an end,
Tom Conner is still doing what be
can to help local schools.
"You don't work for a place for
38-plus years and not care about
it," the current superintendent
Mr. Conner is supporting a
referendum that will be featured
on the ballot in the Aug. 26 pri-
mary giving the school board
more power in using funds as it
sees fit; rather than being forced
to spend primarily on one area of
the school system.
The superintendent contends
that the referendum is critical in
these times of continued financial
The referendum will ask vot-
ers whether they agree to allow
the school board to utilize capital
outlay funds to fund essential ser-
vices and very likely keep jobs --
including teacher positions -- until
the end of the school year.
During the 08-09 fiscal year,
the district had to cope with a roll-
back of state revenue of over $3
million. As a result, $2.4 million
had to be cut from personnel to
meet the budget.
"It wasn't pleasant, but it had
to be done," Mr. Conner said.
The proposal is to allocate
three-quarters of a mill of capital
outlay funds, or approximately
$1.7 million, for general use. The
item will have no impact on tax-
"We're a kid-rich, tax-poor
county," said Mr. Conner. "The
state doesn't give us the flexibil-
ity to use that money (as we see
Anticipating that a repeat of
last year's financial woes is likely,
Mr. Conner argues that if the ref-
erendum is not approved by vot-
ers in a few weeks, the superin-
tendent's hands will be tied and
there may be a drastic cut in jobs
mid-way through the year.
The shock of such a change
would be more difficult to absorb,
both by personnel and stddr't,
than if it were to happen i
end of the school year in ara-
tion for the next.
If approved, the referendum
gives the district this power for
The need for capital outlay
funds is essential, and Mr. Conner
agrees that responsible consider-
ation should be taken with regard
to these funds, especially as it re-
lates to projects that traditionally
tend to put a large hole in the dis-
A sampling of roofing proj-
ects in recent years demonstrates
how much capital outlay dollars
are needed: A roofing project at
Clewiston High cost $1.6 million;
A similar project at Eastside/West-
side schools cost $2 million, while
the LaBelle High project cost the
district $3.2 million.
The district also tends to use
the capital outlay funds to keep
its fleet of buses in constant rota-
"The money pays for any new
construction, renovation, school
buses," explained Mr. Conner.
"We have a fleet of 60 school
buses and we try to buy six a
year to stay on a ten-year cycle.
At $350,000 a piece these days,
it doesn't take long to run up a
Theoretically, if the district
board decided the money should
be used toward funding capital
projects, the money could be
earmarked toward that goal. The
referendum simply lifts the funds'
"I think it's a good decision,"
said Mr. Conner. "It will place
the board in a better position to
maintain quality services. If I was
there, I know I would certainly
appreciate having that flexibility."
News Editor Jose Zaragoza can be
'Florida Book Awards' competition
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I Promised we would wage an all our war on drugs in Hendry County. To date, we have closed down 40 grow houses
in Hendry County and annihilated a major crack cocaine distribution ring involving several counties
I Promised we would re-establish the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) Program
in our schools. We have done that with tremendous participation by the students.
I Promised we would work closely with County and City Governments and Community
Groups to be knowledgeable of their projects and concerns and be pro-active.
I Promised we would hold sacred your trust in us to provide you with the highest
level of law enforcement while at the same time being wise in the ways
YOUR Tax Dollars are spent.
I promised we would combine our experience and knowledge with modern
technology to fight all element df crime in Hendry County. .,'
Submitted photo/Larry Frogge
The Swallow-tailed kites can be seen around the lake area. It is a sight to behold. Our area
is the largest staging area for the Swallow-tailed kite in North America. This photo was taken
just south out of LaBelle on Tuesday, July 29. The Swallowtail Kites have been seen in the
Clewiston and Moore Haven areas as well.
INDUSTRIAL PROPERTY on comer of SR29S and S Indumrnal
Loop Rd. 1.1 acre lot with 3000 sq. ft. building S695,000
RESTAURANT with beer and wine license Conveniently locat-
ed on busy Cowboy Way Comer. $550,000
13.34 ACRES south of LaBelle $113,390, Adlocent 24 + acres
alo atilable a
24.672 ACRES south of LaBelle. Reduced! $154,200. Adiaccnt *I
13 34 + acres also aLoifaltle
COOL 1950S HOUSE in McGregor,RJ'.'er area Ft Myers Eatlin
kiichn fireplace. side yard nvr view Close to beaches and shop.
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Tangenne AvE'. $146,000.
Lind Iel ai
Id Increased the memberships of auxiliary and agricultural
auxiliary deputies to maximize use of these trained volunteers.
if Personally organized an emergency relief system of deputies who worked post-hurricane support delivering food,
water, diapers and ice to Hendry area families for two months after Hurricane Wilma; also personally responded
with resources to aide Hurricane Katrina victims in Mississippi.
...and the list goes on. Not only has your Sheriff kept the promises he made last term, but he has gone way beyond them!
Ronnie Lee knows Law Enforcement and he know Hendry County. You voted for the man who knows what you need and
you trust him to get the job done. Your Sheriff hasn't let you down, and won't let you down. Please help me continue
protecting Hendry County residents.
Paid political advertisement paid for and approved by Ronnie Lee, Republican for Hendry County Sheriff
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