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Title: The Caloosa belle
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Creator: Caloosa Belle
Publisher: Independent Newspapers of Florida
S.H. Stalls
Place of Publication: LaBelle Fla
Publication Date: March 5, 2009
Frequency: weekly
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Newspapers -- Hendry County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 49, no. 18 (Sept. 7, 1972)-
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Caloosa Belle Single
Copy 50 cents
Single copy issues of the
Caloosa Belle are now avail-
able here at the office for 50
cents (plus tax) as well at by
rack for 50 cents. This price is
necessitated by increases in
cost and to insure continued
supply of newspapers for the
community. The paper will
continue to be distributed in
the same quantities and on a
complimentary basis at select
locations and households in

Come meet Mary
Todd Lincoln
The LaBelle Heritage Mu-
seum presents Janet L. Myer
as Mary Todd Lincoln Thurs-
day, March 4, 7 p.m. at LaBelle
City Hall. Refreshments served.
Bring family and friends.

Theatre production
to open tonight
Oscar Wilde's The Impor-
tance of Being Earnest opens
Thursday, March 5, at 7 p.m.
in LaBelle's Firehouse Cultural
Center, 241 N. Bridge St. Regu-
lar admission is $14 at the door,
$12 with advance reservations
and a new Thursday Only $7
Student Special with ID and
advance reservation. Call 863-
675-3066 for reservations.

Yard sale benefits
LHS scholarships
Mark your calendar for
March 7, at 7 a.m. Belle Center
parking lot, 419 W State Road
80, LaBelle.
Treasures Galore plus deli-
cious bake goods! All proceeds
go to LHS Scholarship fund and
Project Graduation.

Football and cheer
coaches wanted
Always wanted to be a part
of a great youth organization?
Now's your chance! The La
Belle Longhorn Pop Warner
football and cheer program is
now accepting applications for
football and cheer coaches for
the 2009 season. Please call Ja-
son at: 239-229-2179 or Lori at
863-673-4811 for applications
and further information. No
experience necessary, training

Relay for Life plans
community luncheon
Come and help us kick off
2009 Relay Celebration at our
Survivor/Caregiver luncheon
set for Sunday, March 8, at 12:30
p.m. at the LaBelle Women's
Community Center. It's a pot
luck luncheon so bring your
favorite dish!
What better way to cele-
brate life and honor both sur
vivors and caregivers.
Please join us for an after-
noon of food, fun and discus-
sion with guest speaker, Mau-
reen Godin and don't forget to
bring other friends or family
members who might be inter-
ested. Let's kick-off this Relay
year with a big bang!
RSVP if you wish to Gisela
Ellsworth, Survivor/Caregiver
Chair to 863-674-0950 or by
email to: lovingpaws@earth If you don't RSVP -
Please come anyway!

See Page 2 for information about
how to contact the newspaper.
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Livestock show: Champions spotlighted

Submitted photos/Sonja Crawford
Katelyn Thorn raised the Grand Champion. Her 1,286 pound steer was purchased by
H & H Harvesting.

Submitted photo/Sonja Crawford
Rachael Reinbott raised the Reserve Grand Champion steer weighed 1,359 pounds
and was purchased by Dixie Cutters.

Steer raisers earn awards

By Sonja Crawford
The Pee Wee Calf, Beef
Breeding and Market Steer
Show were held on Tuesday,
February 10, at the LaBelle
Rodeo Grounds. The show
consisted of pee-wees and 4-H
members showing their heifers,
calves and steers. The steers
exhibited at the show ranged
in weight from 1,124 pounds
to 1,376 pounds. Ms. Sarabeth
Barthle of Dade City was the
official judge for the evening.
The pee wee calf show was
sponsored by Pee-Wee par-
ents, the beef breeding show
was sponsored by Wolf Island
Inc, the steer show was spon-
sored by Triangle Chemical
Company, and the belt buckles
were sponsored by Florida Gulf
Coast University.
Eighteen calf exhibitors

began the evening answering
questions about their project.
The show was sponsored by
Pee Wee Calf parents. The Pee
Wee exhibitors consisted of Ja-
cob Bowen, Bryson Crawford,
Cameron Davidson, Trent Han-
dly, Case Hendry, Kayla Hood,
Tayler McGill, Taylor Martin,
Justin Mickelson, Paul Russell
Morrison, Madison Murrah,
Lane Murray, Alisah Obern,
Kylie Perra, Adam Reinbott,
Taylor Skinner, Windall Tin
dall, and Chancy Wright. The
pee-wee exhibitors received a
blue ribbon and a medallion
for their participation and hard
work raising a calf for show.
The beef breeding critters
were judged on size, growth
potential, muscle, balance,
structural correctness, capac-
ity, and sex characteristics. The

steers were judged on mus-
cling, correctness of finish, bal-
ance, capacity, size, as well as
carcass desirability. Showman-
ship was judged on the ability
to exhibit an animal to its best
advantage, as well as the over-
all care and training of the ani-
mal. The exhibitors are judged
on control, presentation to the
judge, awareness of the judge,
as well as knowledge of the
specie. Planning, practicing,
and neat appearance will assist
the exhibitor in being success
In the Beef Breeding divi-
sion; Tripp Edgar, Scott Morri-
son, and Marshall Platt received
blue ribbons. Tripp Edgar of the
A-1 Steer 4-H Club was award-
ed Grand Champion with his
See Cattle Page 2

Housing for disabled closer

LaBelle- On Friday, Febru-
ary 20, Goodwill Industries
of Southwest Florida broke
ground on "Palmetto Ranch,"
a 14-unit apartment complex
for people with developmental
disabilities. The housing com-
plex will be located near the
intersection of James Singleton
Place and State Road 80.
LaBelle Mayor Paul Puletti
was joined by members of
Goodwill's senior management
staff and board of directors as
they ceremonially turned the
dirt on the project. The actual
site construction was already
underway, and workers contin-
ued to lay foundation and build
stem-walls as the ceremonial

groundbreaking took place
"I thought I was coming
here to turn the first shovel of
dirt," joked Goodwill board
member Jean Devereaux. "But
I see that's already happened."
Also in attendance at the
groundbreaking were City
Commissioner Hilda Zimmerly,
Hendry County Housing Au-
thority Commissioner Sherri
Denning, officers of the LaBelle
Kiwanis, and even neighbor-
hood residents. "It's wonderful
to see so much support from
the community," said Kirsten
O'Donnell, Goodwill's Director
of Public Relations. "We knew
that we had a lot of support

from city and county officials.
It's great to see residents ex-
pressing their interest, too."
When it is completed, Pal-
metto Ranch will be Goodwill's
thirteenth housing complex in
Southwest Florida, and first in
Henry County. Goodwill will
also build a "phase two" for
Palmetto Ranch, which will pro-
vide 14 more HUD-approved
units specially designed to ac
commodate people with physi-
cal disabilities. Raymond Hol-
land, Chairman of Goodwill's
Board of Directors, explains the
need for the housing complex.
"There is a shortage of desir-
See Housing Page 2


grow house


Sheriff's deputies were alert-
ed to a possible underground
bunker type grow house on
Wednesday, February 18, at ap
proximately 7 p.m.
While firefighters were at-
tempting to put out the fires in
the area of 2412 Christopher
Lane, they noticed a concrete
stucco sided structure. When
firefighters entered the struc-
ture they noticed a small cut-
out trapdoor style door on the
floor. When the firefighters
looked inside the trap door
they observed multiple freshly
cut bushels of a green herbal
substance they believed to be
marijuana plants hanging from
the ceiling.
Sheriff Whidden, who was
already on scene observing
the progress of the fire fighting,
was immediately notified and
responded to 2412 Christopher
Lane. When investigators ar
rived they were able to obtain a
search warrant and entered the

The search of the under-
ground grow structure revealed
approximately 4.2 pounds of
freshly cut marijuana stocks
hanging in the concealed room
under the floor of the build-
ing. This marijuana had been
brought in to dry and it was not
believed to be grown there. The
marijuana was collected and
placed in evidence; also col-
lected were various small tools,
a generator that was facilitating
the electrical equipment and a
portable AC unit.
The grow house was
equipped with thirteen elec-
trical transformers, multiple
breakers and timers, 15 light
fixtures and 17 large grow
lights. It was obvious to investi-
gators that the bunker was still
being constructed.
The bunker style grow
house is not common in South
Florida, and there have been
three reported bunker style
grow houses in central and
northern Florida.

Not so fast on

USSC purchase

Hendry County, Fla. Con-
cerned Citizens of the Glades,
Inc. Monday unveiled the re-
sults of a statewide poll regard-
ing the proposed U.S. Sugar
The statewide poll, conduct-
ed by Mason-Dixon, Polling &
Research, Inc. and commis-
sioned by Concerned Citizens
of the Glades, Inc., found that
60 percent agree with oppo-
nents that spending $1.3 billion
is not a top priority now given
the state's financial situation,
61 percent feel that waiting
would produce a better deal
and 64 percent feel the time is
not right given the state of the
nation's economy. A majority
of state voters (62 percent) say
they have heard little or nothing
about the deal, and when giv-
en additional arguments from
both sides, opposition to the
plan increases.
"This is not surprising, as
only 2 percent of Florida voters
currently feel protecting the en-
vironment should be the high-

est priority of state and local
government," said Brad Coker,
with Mason-Dixon. "Higher pri-
ority is now placed on creating
jobs, providing healthcare, im-
proving education and resolv
ing the state's budget deficit."
When given the basic details
about the proposed purchase
by the state of 180,000 acres of
land from U.S. Sugar for $1.3
billion in order to help restore
the Everglades, Florida voters
are about equally split over the
deal. Based on what they cur-
rently know, 45 percent state-
wide say they are opposed,
while 44 percent support it
and 11 percent are undecided.
After hearing arguments about
the deal, both pro and con, a
majority of state voters (56 per
cent) then say they disapprove
of it, while approval drops to
just 37 percent.
"This explains why propo-
nents are trying to rush this
deal, why they are holding se
See Land Page 2

Submitted photo
Goodwill's Palmetto Ranch, for those with developmental
disabilities, will be a welcome addition to the communi-
ty. From left: Rick Evanchyk, Goodwill Vice President of
Administrative Services; Sherri Denning, Hendry Coun-
ty Housing Authority Commissioner; Jean Devereaux,
Goodwill Board of Directors; Paul Puletti, LaBelle Mayor;
Raymond Holland, Chairman of Goodwill Board of Direc-
tors; Tom Feurig, Goodwill President/CEO.

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Tiny cuties
2009 SCF Little Mister and Miss baby division contestants were (not in order): Newborn-11
month winners Jayla Lissett Williams daughter of Jessinia Lopez and Jerrand Williams (29,403
pennies) and Ramon Escobedo son of Gabriela Baza and Jose Escobedo (3,601 pennies)
who was not pictured; toddlers 12 months-24 months winners Nicholas Thomas Harling son
of Ruth Harling and Freddy Santos (3,769 pennies) and Kaley Harrington daughter of Steve
and Brunney Harrington (141,242 pennies), with contestants Dalyah Mariah Gomez daughter
of Veronica Gaure and Jose Gomez (12,201 pennies), Analicia Alexis Arrieta daughter of
Alexis Gauve and Ezequiel Arrieta (24,392 pennies), Jada Maldonado daughter of Amanda
and Kris Maldonado (15,946 pennies), Karina Baza-Deras daughter of Mariana Deras and
Carlos Baza is not pictured (She raised 3,038 pennies). Pre-school division: winner Isabella
Perez daughter of Amanda Cisnero and Rigo Perez (41,445 pennies), with contestants Jai
Asia Mardae Simmons daughter of Marcus and Amber Simmons (14,127 pennies), Angelina
Arie Sanchez daughter of Javier and Isabel Sanchez (5,815 pennies), Hanna Harrold daugh-
ter of Amy and Daniel Harrold (2,175 pennies) and Ashley Hicks daughter of Wayne and
Tammy Hicks is not pictured (4,246 pennies).

Big kids division
2009 SCF Little Mister and Miss contestants in the 5-7 year old category were (not i n order):
winners Jesus E. Sanchez son of Mirna Cervantez and Lorenzo Sanchez Jr. (797 pennies),
Joel Justin Sanchez son of Isabel and Javier Sanchez (6,837 pennies) and Kally Harrold
daughter of Amy and Daniel Harrold (1,919 pennies) with contestant Lane Rutter son of Trisia
and Lee Rutter (1,360 pennies). Youth 8-11 years old: winner Ciara Rutter daughter of Trisia
and Lee Rutter (1,594 pennies) and contestant Dakoda Rutter daughter of Trisia and Lee Rut-
ter (1,003 pennies).

Continued From Page 1
Brahman bull in the four months
and under one year class. Dou-
ble H Livestock 4-H Club mem-
ber Marshall Platt exhibited the
Grand Champion Heifer. Mar-
shall's heifer was a Beefmaster.
Scott Morrison of the A-1 Steer
4-H Club was awarded the Re-
serve Champion award with his
cow in the cows over two years
class as well as first place in the
Junior Showmanship division.
In the Steer division; Blake
Crawford, Amy Greene, Tristan
Mudge, Stephanie Pack, Matt
Platt, Rachael Reinbott and Kate
lyn Thorn received blue ribbons
for their entry.
Double H Livestock 4-H Club
member Katelyn Thorn captured
the Grand Champion award as
well as the Hendry County Bred
Grand Champion award with
her 1,286 pound steer. Katelyn's
steer was purchased by H & H
The breeder of Katelyn's calf
was Crawford Ranch. Receiving
the Reserve Champion award
and the Hendry County Bred
Reserve Champion award was
Rachael Reinbott who is also a
member of the Double H Live-
stock 4-H Club.

Rachael's steer weighed in at
1,359 pounds and was purchased
by Dixie Cutters. The producer
of Rachael's calf was Crawford
Ranch. In order to achieve the
honor of receiving the Hendry
County Bred Grand and Reserve
Champion Steer award, the steer
had to be in born in Hendry
County or the producer has to be
a current member of the Hendry
County Cattlemen's Association.
In the Senior Showmanship
division, Matt Platt achieved
the first place award with Amy
Greene taking the second place.
Matt is a member of the Double
H Livestock 4-H Club; Amy is a
member the Al Steer 4-H Club.
In the Junior Showmanship
division, Katelyn Thorn captured
the first place award with Tristan
Mudge achieving second place.
Tristan is a member of the A-1
Steer 4-H Club.
Double "H" Livestock 4-H
Club member Matt Platt was the
winner of the Average Daily Gain
award with Stephanie Pack cap-
turing the second place award.
Stephanie is a member of the A-I
Steer 4-H Club.
In the Senior Herdsman Divi-
sion, Amy Greene took first place
with Matt Platt in second place.
In the Junior Herdsman Division,
Rachael Reinbott captured first
place with Marshall Platt in sec-
ond place.

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Thank you leaders and par
ents. The A-1 Steer 4-H Club is
led by Pat McGill and the Double
"H" Livestock 4-H Club is led by
Sidney Platt and Colette Willis.
Andie Tindall and Danielle Wright
provide leadership to the LYL Pee
Wee Calf Club.

cret meetings and why they are
trying to push for taxpayers to
pick up the billion-dollar tab,"
said Chris Shupe, president of
Concerned Citizens of the Glades.
"They know that the more tax-
payers learn about this 1.3 billion
dollar bailout, the more they op-
pose it."
Concerned Citizens of the
Glades sponsored the poll in an
effort to stress the importance of
considering the will of the peo-
ple, as opposed to the loud cries
of special interests. The coalition
has stressed that the deal would

Continued From Page 2
able services for Hendry County's
most vulnerable citizens," Says
Holland. "Soon, affordable hous-
ing for the disabled will be a real-
ity in Hendry County."
Each of Goodwill's barrier-
free housing communities has
an on-site community room,
laundry room and picnic/patio
area. Accessible apartments are
constructed with conveniences
like assistance railings, widened
doorways, roll-in showers, and
lowered sinks, countertops, and
Plans for the LaBelle site also
include a new retail store, which
will be accessible from State Road
80. Revenue from Goodwill's 23
Southwest Florida stores helps
to support the organization's
programs and services, which
include housing. Retail sales pro
vide approximately 86% of the
funding required for Goodwill's
The new LaBelle site is part
of a concerted effort by Goodwill
to expand its mission in Hendry
"Rehabilitative services, job
training, housing, transportation
and family strengthening are
some of the positive programs
Goodwill can bring to Hendry
County," says Holland. "Goodwill
looks forward to the full support
of all Hendry County to promote
its goals and mission."
Goodwill's housing division,
Southwest Florida GWI Housing,
provides barrier-free housing for
persons with physical disabilities
providing the opportunity for af-
fordable, convenient, indepen
dent living to enhance the overall
quality of life.

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Gaining experience
Hendry County Judge James D. Sloan, right, listens as Darryl Casanueva, Nelly Khouzam
and James Whatley, judges on the Second Court of Appeals, talk to students from LaBelle
High School's American Government honors class before hearing appeals on Friday, Febru-
ary 13.

Goodwill helps family after fire

Hendry/Glades Goodwill In
dustries of Southwest Florida
provided vouchers to help a fam-
ily in Clewiston after their house
caught on fire. The family, with
three young children ages 12, 5
and 24 months, lost all of their
clothes in the fire, which took
place on Thursday, February 26,

Hendry/Glades UnitedWay211
issued a notice to local agencies,
seeking assistance for the family.
Goodwill's Vice President of Ca-
reer Development, Bob Haenggi,
presented the vouchers the next
day to Arlene Bettencourt, Man-
ager of the local United Way 211.

Submitted photo
Goodwill's Vice President of Career Development, Bob
Haenggi presented vouchers to United Way's Arlene Be-
tancourt after a fire in which a Clewiston family lost all their
clothes on Feb. 26.

Arrest Reports

John Houston Walker, 43, was
arrested March 2 and charged
with a non-moving traffic viola-
tion Driving with a suspended li-
cense third or subsequent. Deputy
Nathan Kirk was arresting officer.
Jeffrey Montgomery Pen-
darvis, 19, was arrested Feb. 28
and charged with possession of
a controlled substance without a
prescription and opium or deriva-
tive trafficking 4 grams to 30 ki-
lograms. Deputy J. Smith was ar-
resting officer. David Cavazos, 21,
was arrested Feb. 27 and charged
with kidnapping a minor inter-
fering with custody. Deputy Che-
valier was arresting officer.
Johnnie Kay Perez, 48, was ar-
rested Feb. 25 and charged with
VOP: felony or community con-
trol. Deputy Rick Perian was ar-
resting officer.
Carissa Darlene Turner, 18, was
arrested Feb. 24 and charged with
amphetamine distribution, deliv-
ery within 1,000 feet of a school
or child care facility. Deputy Ty
Marshall was arresting officer.
Janie Nicole McBride, 18, was
arrested Feb. 24 and charged with
amphetamine distribution, deliv-
ery within 1,000 feet of a school
or child care facility. Deputy Ty
Marshall was arresting officer.
Oscar Saldana-Vargas, 17, was
arrested Feb. 24 and charged with
a nonmoving traffic violation op-

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erating a motor vehicle without a
valid license and firing a weapon
or missile into a dwelling, vehicle,
building or aircraft. Deputy Na-
than Kirk was arresting officer.
Oscar Ugalde, 16, was arrested
Feb. 24 and charged with synthet-
ic narcotic possession with WIT
sell within 1,000 feet of a school or
child care facility, amphetamine -
distribution, delivery within 1,000
feet of a school or child care facili-
ty, and drugs possession of mari-
juana over 20 grams or controlled
substance without a prescription.
Deputy Ty Marshall was arresting

Douglas Scott Garrett ll, 19,
was arrested March 2 on a war-
rant and charged with FTA; felo-
ny. Deputy Larry Preece was ar-
resting officer.
Kendrick Dewayne Butler, 35,
was arrested Feb. 28 and charged
on a warrant with VOP: Felony or
community control. Deputy Leigh
Chavelier was arresting officer.
Tafarza Deon Williams, 25,
was arrested Feb. 26 and charged
with possession of a weapon by
a convicted felon or concealed
weapon, resisting an officer with-
out violence and fraud/obstruc-
tion impersonating or giving a
false ID to a law enforcement of-
ficer. Deputy L. Brooks was arrest-
ing officer.

The United Way will personally
deliver the vouchers to the fam-
ily, who is currently staying in an
area hotel with the help of the
Red Cross. "We are so grateful
for this and we are sure the fam-
ily will be relieved. This is such
a help, thank you for doing this,"
commented Bettencourt.
The vouchers are good in any
of Goodwill's 23 Retail & Dona-
tion Centers in the five-county
Southwest Florida region. Good-
will has two stores located in the
Hendry/Glades area: The LaBelle
store off of Highway 80 and the
Clewiston Store located off of E.
Sugarland Hwy. Goodwill also ac-
cepts donations at an Attended
Donation Center at the Clewiston
Town Center.
Goodwill Industries of South-
west Florida is a 501 (c) 3 non-
profit agency that helps people
with disabilities and other disad
vantage to overcome their barri-
ers to employment and indepen-
dence. Community donations
and revenue generated in Good-
will stores is used to support the
agency's programs and services.

David Wayne Smith, 41, was
arrested Feb. 26 and charged with
contempt of court. Deputy Bon-
nie Weaver was arresting officer.
Patrick Alan Clark, 57, was ar-
rested Feb. 25 and charged with
damage to property criminal
mischief under $200, larceny -
theft is $300-$5,000 and fraud -
tampering with or theft of utility
or cable service. Deputy J. Perez
was arresting officer.
Anthony Lavosier Pass Sr, 46,
was arrested on a warrant Feb.
25 and charged with VOP: Felony
or community control. Deputy M.
Favara was arresting officer.
Darnell Downs, 24, was ar-
rested Feb. 23 in a warrant and
charged with VOP: felony or
community control. Deputy Bon
nie Weaver amphetamine distri-
bution, delivery within 1,000 feet
of a school or child care facility.
Deputy Ty Marshall was arresting
Brodrick Deshawn McKen-
zie, 14, was arrested Feb. 26 and
charged with burglary of a dwell-
ing unarmed with no assault or
battery and larceny petit theft
first offense. Deputy Cruz was the
arresting officer. McKenzie was
also arrested on a warrant and
charged with failure to appear for
a felony offense by Deputy Julio

of March, Curves of LaBelle will
participate in the llth Annual
Curves Food Drive to benefit local
food banks. Collectively, over the
past five years, nearly 50 million
pounds of food were distributed
to local communities all over the
world through the Curves Food
Curves of LaBelle is also giv
ing back to the community by
waiving its normal service fee for
any new member who brings in
a bag of non-perishable groceries
and joins between March 9th and
March 28th. This promotion will
help the women of LaBelle man-
age their weight and their wallets
by joining Curves for free, while
also helping feed hungry people
in the community.
"The Curves Food Drive is al-
ways exciting," said Dian John-
ston, the owner of the LaBelle
club, located at 439 W Hick-
poochee Ave. "We have a chance
to help so many people at a time
when the food banks are lowest.
Especially during these uncertain
times, this food is needed more
than ever. It's a win-win situa-
tion for everyone, and we're very
proud to participate."
Others wishing to donate may
drop off non-perishable food
items at Curves Monday through
Friday during business hours
through the month of March. For
more information, please call
Curves at 863-675-8446.

About Curves
Curves works every major
muscle group with a complete 30



LHS, Langford to
On Saturday, March 28, from
10 a.m.-4 p.m, LaBelle High
School will partner with Langford
Ford for a Drive 4 Your School
Campaign. We had great suc-
cess with this program last year
and hope to do even better this
year. Ford Motor Company will
pay L.H.S. $20 per test drive! Driv-
ers must be over the age of 18.
Langford Ford is allowed to offer
this program due to the level of
service they provide to their cus-
tomers. The test drive is not high
pressure and our school's Athlet-
ic Program benefits greatly from
our participation. In these tough
economic times we could really
use your support in making this
campaign a huge success. If you
have any questions please con-
tact Coach Kelley or Tracy Nobles
at LHS 674-4120. ext 284.

Smoking cessation
classes to start
Quit Now LaBelle! Cigarette
and Smokeless Tobacco Cessa-
tion Class starts Thursday, March
12 -last class on Thursday, April
FREE classes held in the con-
ference room at Hendry Conve-
nient Care Center, LaBelle.
Contact Eliseo Rangel at 239-
462-9068 to register.

strength training and sustained
cardiovascular activity through
safe and effective hydraulic resis-
tance. Curves also works to help
women lose weight, gain muscle
strength and aerobic capacity, and
raise metabolism with its ground-
breaking, scientifically proven
method that ends the need for
perpetual dieting. Founders Gary

the innovators of the express fit-
ness phenomenon that has made
exercise available to around 4
million women globally, many of
whom are in the gym for the first
time. With nearly 10,000 locations
worldwide, Curves is the world's
largest fitness franchise. For more
information, please visit: www.

Doc's Feed Store

f l 1566 North Bridge Street
LaBelle, FL 33935
Hill's 863-675-0580

Monday Friday
S8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

8 a.m. 3 p.m.
SClosed Sunday
Se Habla Espainol

PLEASE BE ADVISED that pursuant to Chapter 194,
BOARD, consisting of two County Commissioners, one
School Board Member, one business owner and one home-
owner will convene a public meeting WEDNESDAY, MARCH
11, 2009, AT 9:00 A.M. in the County Commission Meeting
Room, Hendry County Courthouse, 25 East Hickpochee,
LaBelle, Florida 33935, for the purposes of making final
decisions based upon evaluations of the findings and rec-
ommendations of the Special Master and Value Adjustment
Board's decisions on appeals and complaints regarding the
2008 property tax assessments, exemptions, deferrals and
classifications and to certify the 2008 tax roll.
Anyone who appeals a decision made thereat will need a
record of the proceedings and may need to ensure that a
verbatim record of the proceedings is made, including the
testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be
Barbara S. Butler, Clerk
Hendry County Value Adjustment Board

F The family of Terrell Skipper would
like to thank everyone for their prayers,
cards, calls and food during their time of
M.A. Dye
Glades Co. Sheriff Dept. Deputy Lopez
Glades County EMS
Hendry County Sheriff Steve Whidden
Dr. L.W. Howard & Community Harvest
Andy Bratcher
Mona Handley
Sandy Hudson
Lucy Johnson
Barbara Fussell
Federal & State Grant Staff
Akin-Davis Funeral Home

Notice is hereby given that the City Commission of the City of LaBelle
will hold a public hearing Thursday, MARCH 12, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. in
the Commission Room, LaBelle City Hall, 481 W Hickpochee Avenue,
LaBelle, for the purpose of considering the following:
Utility Rate Increases
All interested persons are invited to attend and be heard with respect
to the proposed ordinances. Interested persons may appear on their
own behalf or by agent or attorney If anyone decides to appeal a
decision made by the Commission with respect to any matter consid-
ered at the meeting or hearing, a record of the proceeding will be
needed for the appeal and that for such purposes, may need to insure
that a verbatim record of the proceeding is made, which record
includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be
City of LaBelle
City Commission
Paul K. Puletti, Mayor

"Where everybody is Somebody ---
and Jesus is Lord."
9 a.m Sunday Worship
Lord's Supper
1st, 3rd & 5th Sunday
10:15 am. Bible Study

.4 miles west of Hwy 29
on CR 78

It is a hometown site, so visit the page as often as you would
like and share your comments (but no personal attacks or pro-
fanities, please). You can also make a comment by sending an
e-mail to Comments will be published
in the newspaper as space permits.
SAVE YOUR MONEY: All of these layoffs around our country are
really starting to terrify me. We do not know who is next. The more
time goes on, the more people are getting scared. I know I am afraid
to buy anything. Are others feeling that way, too? That we should hold
on to our money as much as we can because we do not know what
is around the corner for us? Of course, we have to have the necessi
ties, but buying as cheap as we can is probably the best move we can
make, even if we still have our jobs. That way you can hold on to your
money as much as possible.
For instance, make your car last as long as possible, too. Change
the oil regularly and you'll see, your car will last longer. I am already
finding that my money is adding up. This way I'll have a little to fall
back on if I am the next one to lose my job. It's a tight way to live, but
what choice do we have? If we lose our job, we'll have nothing. Yes,
a little bit from unemployment, but soon they'll probably have to cut
that out, just like every other program. Just save your money, that's
my advice. Don't go shopping unless you really need something. Our
cars may be old, but they run well, so that new car purchase can wait.
Have the oil changed often, and save your money for that rainy day.
That's what we're doing.

EDUCATION IMPROVEMENT: Everybody is always complaining
about improving education. How can we do that if we layoff people
at school? These people must have been needed or they would not
have been hired in the first place. How are we going to improve edu-
cation with one hand, and let go of school employees with the other?
It doesn't make sense. I heard my friend's son say that he used to get
help and then all of a sudden his helping teacher was not there any
more. What ever happened to improving education? Is saving money
more important than our kids? They are the adults of the future. They'll
be voting and making decisions. We do want them educated, right?

SIGNS OF THE TIME: I am not on any kind of public assistance,
however on my job, I work with the public assistance organizations
almost on a daily basis. In this financial crisis that we have found our-
selves in, beginning with Clinton and all his fanni mea and freddy mac
inflation.....leading us into Bush with certain deflation....that we are
seeing now, the public assistance organizations are overflowing with
those in need of help. Now, think about it......the government is bor-
rowing money from other countries in order to bail us out, so they
don't have the money to hire any new staff to deal with the staggering
number of applications for needy people who were once tax paying
citizens of our communities, and now those people who were once
paying taxes aren't anymore because they are no longer employed.
There will be those who lose everything. The point I am trying to
make is, we can't stand in judgement ever.

Thank You

Now that the dust is settled
and the palm fronds are cleared
away, I want to give a very huge
thank you to all my friends that
showed up at the Kruisin' with
Kati Bike Event during Swamp
Cabbage weekend. This year we
pretty much doubled in size and
that meant a whole lot more
work and organizing. Legion Rid
ers Post 130 Thank you for taking
me up on the offer of running the
bike games on Saturday and help
ing out with parking of the bikes.
The Christian Motorcycle Asso
ciation I'd like to give you a huge

day tor the bike parking was very
much appreciated. With about
3,000 bikes passing though La-
Belle during the weekend parking
of the bikes is a real all day chore
and there were many others that
assisted in keeping the park area
organized and running smoothly.
Dan Atkisson who took on the
responsibility of keeping the park
ing crews organized, a big thanks
to you too... Terry Woods, thank
you for helping me keep every
thing else running smoothly. I've
received many emails from out
of towners impressed with how
friendly and organized our event
was. The charity that our event
helped raise money for kids with

was very happy with the turn out.
It's always a great thing when rid-
ers come together to raise money
but when it's for children that
makes it extra special. Putting an
event like this together requires
sponsors along with volunteers
so I'd like to thank the attorneys
office that helped me with the
trophies and all the TV adver
tisements... Goldstein, Buckley,
Cechman, Rice & Purtz, the event
would of been a whole lot hard-
er to put together with out your
support. I'd also like to mention
you've been helping me with this
for 3 years and I really do appreci
ate it, the smiles on the faces of the
trophies winners really makes it

one out but I'm sure I'm going to,
like I said, an event like this takes
lots of folks to keep it running
smoothly all weekend. Wayne
Wilkins, Michele Woods, Dan &
Delma Gregory, Angel, Ron, De-
nise and the list goes on and on....
oh yes and my husband Tom for
putting up with me for at least
3 month while I am consumed
with getting every thing ready for
the big weekend....Thank you all
so very very much... and thank
you vendors!!!!! and all the riders
that came to the event..., from the
bottom of my heart,
Thank you all,
Kruisin' with Kati

Guest Commentary

Faith in the Marketplace: Are you blessed or cursed?

By Fr. Alan Kelmereit
Have you ever wondered if
your life is blessed or cursed?
When everything is going well,
it's easy to be
lieve that your
life is blessed.
And when
everything is
falling apart,
it's just as easy
to believe that
your life is
cursed. But
which is it? Or Fr. Alan
is it both, back Kelmereit
and forth. And
is our own measure of what is
good or bad in life a fair indica-
tion of blessing or cursing? My
answer is, "No, it's not."
We probably ought to first get
on the same page by defining
what we mean by blessing and
cursing. As you ought to expect,
I'm not going to use the world's
definitions implied in the previ
ous paragraph. I'm going to use

a biblical definition. Blessing is
the presence and action of God
on behalf of a person or group of
people. Cursing is the withdrawal
of God's presence and action. We
usually think of cursing as saying
or doing something really nasty to
someone, but that just doesn't fit
I'm reminded of the song, "I
Never Promised You a Rose Gar-
den," but really, we do live in a
rose garden of sorts. For every
beautiful rose, there is a whole
mess of thorns. We can smell the
perfume, but we get the scratches
as well. Life is like that, isn't it.
There is beauty, and good things
happen to us. But there is also
pain when bad things happen.
We take joy when we find a lov-
ing spouse, when we have faith-
ful and forgiving friends, when we
have a satisfying job, when our
kids make us proud. But misery
comes when we are betrayed by
a spouse, or friends, or our kids,
or when we lose a job. We want

to think of ourselves as blessed or
cursed based on these kinds of
In his letter to the church in
Rome, Paul wrote, "And we know
that for those who love God, all
things work together for good..."
Bad things happen to people. God
gave every person the freedom of
choice to live as they please, and
that means others can choose
to do bad things to you. It also
means that you have the freedom
to choose to respond with love
and forgiveness, or to respond in
kind. But we have Paul's word:
God will use all the circumstanc
es of your life for your good, to
make you better, stronger in your
faith, stronger in character. This
active presence of God in your life
is blessing.
For those who turn away from
God, who do not have that living
presence in their lives, the same
circumstances of life are true.
Bad things happen along with the
good. The difference is that with-

out God's presence, all you have
to work with is your own deci-
sion making and ability. Unless
your ability is a whole lot better
than mine, it usually doesn't work
all that well. And without God's
action to make "all things work
together for good" you're stuck
with the consequences of your
own decisions and actions.
If you find yourself in that lat-
ter category, if you feel as if you're
living a cursed life, there is a solu-
tion. The solution is "loving God."
As a personal matter, Jesus died
for you. If you are willing to ac
cept that and follow him, you can
make the move from cursing to
blessing. God will work both the
god and the bad in your life for
your ultimate good.
Fr. Alan is pastor of Church of the
Good Shepherd, one block south of
Rt 80 on Collingswood Pkwy, Port
LaBelle. 863-675-0385. FaithMarket-

Thanks for the great
The Caloosa Humane Society
would like to offer a big, wet,
slobbery doggy kiss to everyone
who helped to make our Swamp
Stomp 5k run walk a huge suc-
A special thanks to the Fort
Myers Track Club for all of their
hard work on the 5K run/walk
and all who participated. Con
gratulations to the winners and
the finishers! We appreciate ev-
ery one of you.
would also like to express our
gratitude for all the new forever

parents that adopted our pets at
our Fourth Annual Swamp Cab-
bage Adopt-a-thon and all of
the volunteers that helped with
the adoptions. Your help was
greatly appreciated! We also had
our monthly yard sale open and
many of you shopped to your
hearts content! Watch for upcom
ing sales dates and keep helping
to support your humane society!
The animals really wanted to
thank everyone for your support
and we all look forward to your
continuing support throughout
the year.
Caloosa Humane Society

Weather Forecast

Weather forecast for Hendry County from the National Weather
LaBelle and surrounding area
Thursday: Sunny with a high near 79 and winds from the east
between 5 and 8 mph.
Thursday night: Mostly clear with a low around 49 and winds
from the east between 5 and 8 mph.

Extended Forecast
Friday: Sunny with a high near 80 and winds from the east be-
tween 3 and 7 mph.
Friday night: Mostly clear with a low around 53 and winds from
the east between 3 and 6 mph.
Saturday: Sunny with a high near 83 and winds from the east
between 3 and 7 mph.
Saturday night: Partly cloudy with a low around 56.
Sunday: Mostly sunny with a high near 83.
Sunday night: Mostly clear with a low around 59.
Monday: Mostly sunny with a high near 86.

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Guest Commentary

Septic Systems Don't let your drain cause you pain!

By Patricia Dobbins
Think about what goes down
your drain. If you have a sep-
tic system, everything that goes
down your drain ends up in your
septic tank. Well don't let that
pain! If you do
not maintain
your septic sys-
tem properly,
you are sure to
have the pain
and aggrava-
tion from a
failed system, Patricia
not to mention Dobbins
a hefty chunk
out of your wallet! Failed septic
systems are expensive to repair
or replace. A septic system con-
tains a large water-tight tank that
takes in, and partially treats the
waste water that runs out of your

home plumbing system. Just af
ter the septic tank there should
be a drain field that distributes the
waste water into the soil for final
treatment and disposal.
If you have trouble with your
septic system, you may notice
clogging drains, your sink may
back up when you flush the toilet,
or you may notice a stinky smell
similar to rotten eggs.
Keep in mind that the well for
your drinking water should be
at least 75 feet away from your
septic system. You don't want to
drink your toilet water do you? If
you start having trouble, septic
tanks can be cleaned by a com-
pany which is permitted by the
county health department.
Septic tanks should be cleaned
by licensed and experienced pro
fessionals who will pump out
your septic tank contents into a

tank truck and then dispose of
the wastewater in an approved,
sanitary manner. Here are some
tips to help prevent septic system
Don't pour any type of cook-
ing oils or grease down your
Never flush paper towels,
newspapers, rags or sticks (This
could clog your drains and fill up
your septic tank rather quickly)
Don't over-use household
cleaning products in the showers,
sinks, and tubs.
Never flush any kind of pesti-
cides into your system (you need
the live bacteria in the septic tank
to help break down the waste)
Have your septic system in-
spected and pumped at least ev-
ery three years by a licensed sep
tic tank contractor or plumber.
Never allow vehicles (cars,

trucks, etc) to drive across or park
on the drainfield (Protect it from
being crushed)
Space your laundry out dur-
ing the week, and schedule your
laundry for different times than
your families' showers so that
your system is not overwhelmed
by water in one day.
Remember that your septic
system is not a trash can. If you
have any further questions on
septic systems, please contact
the Environmental Health office
at the Hendry County Health De-
partment (863) 674-4041 or the
Glades County Health Depart
ment (863) 946-0212.
(Patricia Dobbins is the Adminis-
trator for the Hendry and Glades
County Health Departments. If you
would like to read an article about
a particular health topic, please call
863-674-4041, extension 120)

Guest Commentary

Health risks associated with wildfire smoke

By Brenda Barnes
Hendry and Glades Counties
-The Hendry and Glades Coun
ty Health Departments and the
Florida Depart-
ment of Health
(DOH) caution
citizens that
wildfire smoke
is a respiratory
irritant that can
cause scratchy
throat or irri-
tated eyes and Brenda
nose. Smoke Barnes
can also worsen conditions such
as asthma and other chronic re-
spiratory or lung conditions. "Our
dry weather increases the poten-
tial for wildfires, and it's important
for the community to know what
common-sense steps they can
take to protect themselves and
their families, as well as when it's
appropriate to seek medical atten

tion." stated Pat Dobbins, Admin-
istrator for the Hendry and Glades
County Health Departments.
How to protect your family
from smoke:
Pay attention to local news
coverage or health warnings re-
lated to smoke.
Use common sense when out-
side conditions are smoky. Avoid
prolonged outdoor activities. It is
especially important to limit time
spent outdoors for children and
persons with existing medical
Stay indoors and run your air
conditioner, if you have one. Keep
the fresh air intake closed and the
filter clean to prevent bringing
additional smoke inside. For best
results, run the air conditioning
with re-circulated air.
Help keep particle levels lower
inside. When smoke levels are
high, try to avoid using anything

Community Briefs

Free HIV Testing
Hendry and Glades County
Health Departments will offer free
HIV testing for anyone on Tues-
day, March 10, in observance of
National Women and Girls HIV/
AIDS Awareness Day.
Free HIV testing will be avail-
able from 8:30 a.m.-noon and
1-4:30 p.m. at 1140 Pratt Bou
levard, LaBelle; 1100 Olympia,
Clewiston; and 956 S.W. Hwy
27, Moore Haven. Call your local
health department for details.

Legion Hall to host
Remember how great that
pork chop dinner used to be?
Yummm! Well, its back.
Stuffed Pork Chop Dinner at

the American Legion on March
7, from 5-7 p.m. for $7, take outs
This is an American Legion
Auxiliary event and the ladies
will be cooking pork chops with
homemade stuffing, mashed po-
tatoes with gravy, vegetables and
apple sauce.
Coffee, iced tea and dessert
will be included in the price. Let
us knowyou're coming and bring
lots of friends.
Our meals are open to the pub-
lic. Our goal is to provide a great
meal at a reasonable price for our
local and northern friends.

Legion golf cancelled
American Legion Post 130's
golf tournament has been can
celled. The Legion apologizes for

that burns, such as wood fireplac-
es, gas logs, gas stoves and even
candles. Do not vacuum, which
stirs up particles already inside
your home. Also do not smoke
Follow your doctor's advice
about taking medicines and fol-
lowing your asthma management
plan if you have asthma or other
lung disease. Call your doctor if
your symptoms worsen.

How to protect your
family from smoke:
Pay attention to local news
coverage or health warnings re-
lated to smoke.
Use common sense when out-
side conditions are smoky. Avoid
prolonged outdoor activities. It is
especially important to limit time
spent outdoors for children and

any inconvenience.

Project H.O.PE.
Sometimes when a disaster is
over and you are just beginning to
get back on your feet, you discov-
er you still do not have the abil
ity to repair or rebuild your home
without some help.
After Tropical Storm Fay, you
may have been able to repair or
rebuild but things are just not the
same. Anxiety or just feeling the
blues is common. Talking really
helps...getting connected with
available resources really helps!!
Project H.O.PE. is a FEMA
funded program managed by the
State of Florida. Project H.O.P.E.
outreach workers are in your
community. If you would like to
talk with one of the team mem-

persons with existing medical
tay indoors and run your air
conditioner, if you have one. Keep
the fresh air intake closed and the
filter clean to prevent bringing
additional smoke inside. For best
results, run the air conditioning
with re-circulated air.
Help keep particle levels lower
inside. When smoke levels are
high, try to avoid using anything
that burns, such as wood fireplac-
es, gas logs, gas stoves and even
candles. Do not vacuum, which
stirs up particles already inside
your home. Also do not smoke
Follow your doctor's advice
about taking medicines and fol-
lowing your asthma management
plan if you have asthma or other
lung disease. Call your doctor if
your symptoms worsen.

bers, please contact Diego at 239-
200-7454. They are here to help
and would love to hear how you
are doing!

Panther program set
Lisa Ostberg, President of the
Friends of the Florida Panther Na-
tional Wildlife Refuge, will present
a program at the Hendry-Glades
Audubon meeting to be held at 7
p.m. on Monday, March 9, at Dal
las Townsend Agricultural Exten
sion Building located at 1085 Pratt
Blvd. LaBelle.
Members and guests are in-
vited to learn about the Florida
Panther Wildlife Refuge. For In-
formation Contact: Steve Buc-
zynski 863- 902-0856 or Margaret
England 863-674-0695.

On Wednesday, February 11,
the 4-H/FFA Market Swine Show
was held. The show consisted of
4-H'ers exhibiting their market
swine ranging from 200 pounds
to 310 pounds and was sponsored
by Diamond R Fertilizer. Florida
Gulf Coast University sponsored
the belt buckles.
The official judge of the eve-
ning was Mr. Rick Ahrens of Riv-
erview, Florida.
The hogs were judged on mus
cling, trimness, length of body,
spring to the rib, design, produc-
tive type, correctness of finish,
and expected carcass desirability.
Receiving blue ribbons for
their entry:
Ryley Bowen, April Brooks,

Clay Cooper, Kelsey Cooper, Tay
lor Corbitt, Wyatt Corbitt, Shelby
Edgar, Nicole, Fiore, Steven Fiore,
Tyler Flack, Lane Goodwin, Am-
ber Hamric, Shaina Hansen,
Ryan Howard, Emily Hull, Gary
Ben Hull, Monica Ledesma, JC
Leon, Joey Leon, Jordan Lowery,
Bo Meador, Alexis Miller, Britney
Mills, Shelby O'Bannon, Bailey
Passmore, Alexandra Pequeno,
Miranda Pequeno, Dalton Rose,
Derik Rose, Deedra Shackford,
Christian Skinner, Heron Span-
gler, Thayer Stem, Haley Walker,
Morgan Walker, Logann, White,
Tatianna White, and Megan
Receiving red ribbons for
their entry: Gwen Ash, Bryana

Dana, JD Delance, Tripp Edgar,
Jordan Fiore, Robert Ford, Aleigh
Hackman, Jordan Hackman, Tay-
lor Harvey, Kayla Hood, Kayla
Howard, Leigh Huckabee, Emily
Leon, Dalton Mace, Jessica Ma-
this, Andy McAvoy, Clayton Mer-
ritt, Tyler Murray, Randy Perkins,
Jarad Plair, Marshall Platt, Dillion
Powell, Kaleb Rosbough, Lori
Spangler, Haley Stephens, Cory
Taylor, Corie Tolar, Cassidy Willis
and Russell Zerbe.
The Grand Champion Swine
was shown by Amber Hamric
of the Double H Livestock 4-H
Club. Amber's hog weighed 308
pounds and was purchased by
Wesley O'Ferrell.
Shelby O'Bannon of the Hog

serve Champion Hog weighing in
at 285 pounds. H & H Harvesting
purchased Shelby's hog.
After the placing of the swine
came the Showmanship catego-
Showmanship is judged on
the ability to exhibit an animal to
its best advantage, as well as the
overall care and training of the
The exhibitors are judged
on control, presentation to the
judge, awareness of the judge,
and knowledge of the species.
Planning, practicing, and neat ap-
pearance will assist the exhibitor
in being successful.
In the Senior Swine Showman-
ship division: Double "H" Live-

Lowery captured the first place
award. Emily Leon of the Pig Skin
Classic 4-H Club was awarded the
second place trophy.
In the Junior Swine Showman-
ship category: Pig Skin Classic
4-H Club member Joey Leon was
awarded the first place award.
Alexis Miller of the Hogs R Us 4-H
Club captured the second place
Hogs R Us 4-H Club member
Lane Goodwin was the winner
of the Average Daily Gain award
with Amber Hamric capturing the
second place award. Amber is a
member of the Double "H" Live-
stock 4-H Club.
Dalton Rose of the Pig Skin
Classic 4-H Club was awarded
first place in the Senior Herdsman

ond place. JD is a member of the
Hogs R Us 4-H Club.
Hogs R Us 4-H Club member
Tatiana White captured first place
is the Junior Herdsman Division
with Aleigh Hackman in second
Aleigh is also a member of the
Hogs R Us 4-H Club.
Congratulations to all of the
exhibitors; thank you club lead-
ers and parents. The Double "H"
Livesock 4-H Club is led by Co
lette Willis and Sidney Platt and
the Hogs R Us 4-H Club is under
the direction of Scott Hackman.
Donna Hull and Doreen Back-
es are the leaders of the Pig Skin
Classic 4-H Club.

Submitted photos/Sonja Crawford Submitted photos/Sonja Crawford
Shelby O'Bannon, Reserve Champion Swine with purchaser Amber Hamric, Grand Champion Swine with purchaser Wes-
H&H Harvesting representative, ley O'Ferrell.

LaBelle Livestock Show 4-Her's know fashion

By Sonja Crawford
The Fashion Revue held at the
LaBelle Youth Livestock Show
consisted of cloverbud, junior and
senior 4-H members: Zachary
Blanchette, Emma Cahoon, Jake
Coronado, Jessica Coronado, An-
drea Harrell, Brittney Harrell, Ha-
ley Harrell, Jaydee Hull, Sabrina

McCluskey, Mavis Plamondon,
Madeline Ruch and Cassidy Wil-
The participants were judged
on appearance, design and fit. All
exhibitors achieved blue ribbons.
These 4-H'ers had the oppor-
tunity to construct a garment to
model. In the Cloverbud division,

Haley Harrell received a blue rib-
bon for her garment.
In the Junior division; Jake
Coronado captured the first place
rosette with Madeline Ruch in
second place.
In the Senior division; Andrea
Harrell won the first place rosette

followed by the second place
winner Mavis Plamondon.
The 4-H staff would like to
express their appreciation to Elle-
nor Jones and Donna McAvoy for
judging the LaBelle Youth Live-
stock Fashion Show.

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Your Vision Month this March.
Save Your Vision Month is de-
signed to draw attention to the
correlation between eye health
and general health. Many times
by conducting a comprehensive
eye examination, optometrists
can be the first to see developing
diseases and conditions through
the eyes of their patients.
When symptoms are detected

early, the patient can make in-
formed decisions about greater
health issues. For example, of the
17 million Americans who have
diabetes, nearly 6 million are un-
aware that they have the disease.
However, early signs of diabetes
can be diagnosed in a compre
hensive eye examination. By de
tecting these symptoms early, the
optometrist can inform patients,
who can then seek treatment that
may prevent eventual blindness

from the disease.
The AOA is also targeting the
Save Your Vision Month mes-
sage to individuals at high-risk for
eye disease, African Americans
(more than 1.7 times more likely
to have diabetes and six to eight
times more likely to have glau-
coma), Hispanics/Latinos (more
than two times more likely to
have Type 2 diabetes) and senior
adults (with high incidents of cat-
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macular degeneration.)
For more information, please
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Agriculture .101 W
Upthegrove Elementary School Kindergarten classes would Terri
like to thank Sonja Crawford (4-H/Livestock Agent) from Hen-
dry County Cooperative Extension Service for teaching them
about agriculture. Mrs. Crawford spent time reading a great
book about farming, cattle and citrus production in our area.
She led a wonderful class discussion on the topic as well! Avoid forcosur, save your credit
Kindergarten teachers: Mrs. Nelson, Mrs. Coker, Mrs. Broad- Nck WE WELCOME SHORT SALESI
head and Mrs. Rivas Nick

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may also request photos and links
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obituaries is available at www.
Dolores Ann 'Dolly'
Dowhen, 79
ORTONA -Dolores Ann "Dolly"
Dowhen, 79, beloved wife of Travis
W. Dowhen for 59 years, died Feb.
20, 2009, in her home of 32 years, in
"Turkey Creek", Ortona.
Formerly of Milwaukee, Dolores is
also survived by son, Dennis; grand-
children, Kris, Travis R., Jeffrey; and
four sisters and brothers all residents
of the Milwaukee area.
Memorials may be made to the
Mayo Clinic, in support of pulmonary
disease research at Mayo Clinic, De-
partment of Development, 200 First
St. SW, Rochester, MN 55902.
Emanual Leon 'Sonny'
Darby, 72
KINGSTON, Ark. Emanual Leon
"Sonny" Darby, of Kingston, passed
away Feb. 19, 2009, in Washington
Regional Hospice in Fayetteville. He
was 72.
Sonny was born March 29, 1936 in
Citrus Center, Fla. He grew up in
Glades and Hendry county and
graduated from LaBelle High School
in 1954.
In his younger years Sonny worked
at various jobs from building boats
at Ft. Myers Beach to hunting for a
living and eventually started to work
for Florida Oil Well Service in 1966
and retired from the oilfields in 1992.
In 1973, he and Estle Williams
went to Arkansas and fell in love
with the land and the people and
they purchased adjoining property in
hopes of retiring there.
Sonny and his family lived in La-
Belle and Felda, Fla., til 1975 then
moved to the Whidden homestead
at Corkscrew Settlement in Collier
County. Sonny retired and moved to
He was preceded in death by his
parents, Jasper and Helen Darby;
one son, Lee Austin Darby; brothers,
Perry (Buddy), Aubrey, Raymond

(Butch) Morrissey and Patricia Clay.
He is survived by his wife of 53
years, Mary Ellen (Gilmore) Darby;
son, Eric L. Darby of Miami, Fla.;
daughters, Tammy Robbins (Rick)
of Huntsville, Patricia McGill (Tom
my) and Micah Mims (Louis), both
of LaBelle, Fla., Merryle Sexton
(Mike) of Naples, Fla.; six grandchil-
dren, Angela Markussen, Thomas,
Joshua McGill of LaBelle, Fla., Jenni-
fer, Michael Dick and Chelsea Gu-
tierrez of Naples, Fla.; three great-
grandchildren, Tayler Anne McGill
and Emily and Patty Markussen; and
a brother, Dennis Morrissey (Nor
ma) of LaBelle.
Joy Spencer Miller, 56
FORT MYERS Joy Spencer Mill
er, passed away Wednesday, Feb.
25, 2009, in Bonita Springs. She was
She was born Feb. 19, 1953 in
Tampa. Joy was a graduate of La-
Belle High School, and University of
Florida where she was a Chi Omega.
She was a previous member of Carl
son Memorial United Methodist
Church in LaBelle and worked at
both LaBelle Elementary and
Orange River Elementary.
She was a member of The Church
of the Cross in Fort Myers. Her most
valued accomplishment was being a
loving mother and wife to the love
of her life.
She was preceded in death by her
parents, William and Ruth Wallace
Spencer; and two brothers, Bill and
Martin Spencer.
Survivors include her husband,
Mike Miller; three sons, Michael Mill-
er (Sue Ann), Shaun Miller, and Tyl-
er Miller; one daughter, Nikku Miller;
one grandson, Hunter Miller; one
sister, Jacqueline Spencer and many
nieces and nephews.
Memorial services were held Satur
day, Feb. 28, 2009 at Carlson Memo
rial United Methodist Church,
LaBelle, with Pastor Benton Man-
gueira and Reverend Jeff Moran offi-
In lieu of flowers, the family re-
quests memorial donations be sent
to Joy Spencer Miller Educational
Fund at Florida Community Bank for
Joy's children.
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A very successful Relay for
Life Golf Scramble was held Sat-
urday, Jan. 31,at The Glades Golf
Club Resort on Rt. 80 E. The tour
nament was sponsored by the
Country Peddler's Relay for Life
Team. In spite of the fact that it
was a cold, windy day, ten teams
of brave golfers showed up to
support the cause. Winning re-
sults were as follows:
First Place Women's Team -
Lois Girvan, Carol Johnson, Sally
Cullligan, and Sue Danahy.
First Place Mixed Team Nick
Fidanza, June Cole and Lynn and
Ed Soulierre.
First Place Men's Team -Rev.
L.W. Howard, Rod Murray, Seth
Howard and Graham Chancy.
Women's Long Drive Linda
Men's Long Drive Jason Da-

Nearest to Pin #4 -
Elmer Haaksma
Nearest to Pin #6 Marty Dan
Nearest to Pin #13 Jason Da-
Nearest to Pin # 15 Anthony
Lots of lucky winners received
prizes immediately following the
tournament. A sincere "thank
you" to all who participated and
helped to make this such a suc-
cessful day to all of our very gen-
erous community/business spon-
sors, and to Glades owner, Jon
Loftis for allowing us to use the
golf course.
"Relay for's about be-
ing a community that takes up
the fight!"


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First Place Men's Team Rev. L.W. Howard, Rod Murray, Seth
Howard and Graham Chancy.

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First Place Mixed Team Nick Fidanza, June Cole and Lynn First Place Women's Team Lois Girvan, Carol Johnson, Sally
and Ed Soulierre. Cullligan, and Sue Danahy.

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a big "Thank You" to Gator
Sports, athletes and their
parents, board members and
everyone that purchased
tickets for making the raffle a
huge success!

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1530 Lee Blvd Suite 1800 Lehigh


3,2 Homes of Merit on 2.5 3/2 Brick Home in Caloxsa 4/3 Custom Home on 5
AcresOffcred at $150,000.00 Estates Offered at Acres Ready for Horses
Call Cathy 863 67337119 $290,300.00 Call I.isa 863 673 -l)66
Call Cathy 863-673-3709

* 4018 Oak Haven Dr., LaBelle
Beautiful 3/2/2 Pool home on 2.5
acres $574,900 Call Cathy Lee 863-
* 570 Vero Ave Pioneer 2/1
Modular on 2.5 acres $75,000
Call Cathy Lee at 863-673-3709
* 520 Vcro Ave Pioneer 3/2 on 2.5
acres $125,000. Call Cathy Lee

* 5323 6th St Clewiston 3/2 Modular
Home on 2.5 acres. $100,000. Call
Cathy 863-673-3709
* Lots starting at $5,000.
3.3 acres on South SR29/Evans
Road. Zoned C-1 Transitional.
Call Randy Beres 239-565-8878

Call orstop by to see more information on all of our listings!

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274 N Bridge St
LaBelle,FL 33935

Sport Shorts

Archery, anyone?
The Lee County Archers are
registering new participants. The
following events take place at the
Nalle Grade County Park Range
in North Ft. Myers:
Thursday, March 12, 7 p.m.
Monthly Membership Meeting
and 20 Yard Target League.
Sunday, March 15, 3D Ar-
chery Shoot at the Nalle Grade
County Park in North Fort Myers.
The shoot is hosted by the Lee
County Archers. A roving field
range consisting of 20 3D target
stations, and a 14 station N.F.A.A.
field course. Sign up 8-8:30 a.m.;
shotgun start at 9 a.m. A $10
shooting fee applies. Info: Ben
Brown (239) 369-6212.
Sunday: April 5, 9 a.m., 900
Round event.

Guided Nature Walk
planned April 22
On Wednesday, April 22, from,
2 to 4 p.m, join park staff on a
stroll through native habitat this
earth day. See first hand the plants
and animals that make southwest
Florida so unique. Participants
should be able to walk approxi-
mately one and a half miles.
Please dress appropriately and
bring a water bottle. We will meet
at the main entrance of the park
at 18500 North River Rd. There
is no cost to participate in this
program and registration is not
required. Limit 25 participants.
Children must be accompanied
by an adult. For more information
please call Kelly at 239-693-2690.



For more information, please call 863-675-1112

NAPLES $259,900 Poindcana Vilage across from
Gra Oaks claise to town and access tI 1-75 Naples is
a great place Io live. MLS#2019017119

On Sunday, March 8, 2009. ICF will be cele-
brating Rev. and Mrs. Sammy Co's ten years
of pastoral service in LaBelle. The church is
located at 233 Clark Street. LaBelle. FL.
The founding pastor, Rev. Jerry Dean, will be
ministering during both services. It will be a
great time of food, fun and fellowship. Special
anniversary service begins at 10:30 A.M., and
the afternoon special service at 3:00 P.M.
Lunch will be served after the morning ser-
vice. There will be a "fish fry" after the after-
noon service. All kinds of games for everyone
will be played. UPC, ACTS 2:38,

GREAT LOCATION TO LIVE $125,000. This 3/2/2 Altahnal
villa is like new in a gated commutnin' wlh amenitilr galIre!

PRICE! On this Brick hlmet-cirncr of Bcimn mt andi Init 9of" A aitll Hlome offi, spacious living inolm din
4th vacant ready to mov e in priel Flr quick sae ing area and inside launtl ro om. Huome nted alitkne IC
3/2/2. MIMS#20i811329) MIS#21MSAW540

GREAT DEAL, WONT LAST LONG! $159,900. Iisis a wll
maintained 1990 manufactured home 3 Betirom, 2 Baths and
2 additional roos located on 5+/ acres in Muse.

$245,000. Great for Fami iorplenty of rom forgrlowh & vis
toe! ell maintained a iist see. Pnrpett being sold AS IS

GREAT 3/2 COUNTRY HOME $89,900. \Mxitd Siding
with Shutters ladls 1/2 acre lot, Oak and palms great
neighborhiiild to raise children or ilr retirement.

TOWN OF LABELLE. Has Hard o.ld ftirs Cermir ile
and a sery cas fireplace with Frcnch door -lading i the
deck. Needs lie $99,000. MLt#21O82909

WOW MORE FOR YOUR MONEY! $135,000. This /,2/2
Home has a metal oof screened lanai and many appliances
included. u can't heal this deal. MIS#2H 848533

SiKck Home u ander a trucion on 5 acres. Home h; HOME AWAY FROM HOMEI $115.000. Manuiufaierd hmon COmpletcly fncd tih Florida nmm lorated on man
been framed and his ngh decari & plumbikng in, loratd in Moere Haven Yacht Club a 55+ Communitd Easy made lake Home is hid private and Serene,
,ML2Ua50271 access o lake f() hoading or ishinig! MIS#2]llS1138 MIS#2((853475


180 N Bridge St. LaBelle, FL
(863) 675-6788
Donna Kane, Broker
Trisha Arnold, Denise Walker,
Beverly Curtis, Wayne Simmons

3/2 CBS home on 20 +/ ac. Features include cathedral
ceilings, built-n entertainment center hickory cabinets,
screen porch on front & back of home Florida lnnm over -
looks astoked pond. Fenced & cross-fenced, 4i1x6 metal
workshop, 36x36 horse barn w/tack norm! $699,000
3/2 CBS home in small residential S/D Oversized garage,
indoor utility, large spacious bedrooms large master suite,
great raml breakfast room, tile/wood fl ring, & lanai.
3 hr/2 ha 2 story home on 3.5 +/- ac. endless possibilities
with the large open room on 2nd floor, dual /C system,
20'x62 pole barn w/ workshop. Bring the horses.
Picture perfect 3 br/25 ba home on an acre in Old Fort
Denaud Features split floor plan, formal dinig room,
large open kitchen iI' ceilings self-cleanng in-ground
pool on screened lanai Attached and separate air condi-
tioned garages $350,000
Caloosa Estates. irat ywur family to this hcautifil 3371 s ft.
Caloisa Estates 31/211A custiomi split floor plan home on
.8 acre, 'his quality built homes offers many delightful fea-
tures, Call for details $295,000.
Immaculate 3 h/ 2 hM CBS hi oe on sth Ave. Built in 2106
and loaded with upgraded. Make your appointment to see this
home. $269,900
CBS 3BD/213A pui home coated on a cul-ide-sac. Features
are a galvalume roo, den. till flours, Sllstmone ciuntireniloa
wool burning fireplace soaring ceilings & geneius nt m
sircs. Designed with energ efficiency in mind, this home is
a true gem. $269,000
Beaut, warmth & value! You'll find all three in this 4/2.5
CBS 3 story home within city liits. Features include 2
fireplaces, olfice/den w/ s bath, 3rd floor game nrxm, &
many moreexras $259,900
InerIgy Consciotus Design This 3 hd/2.5 ha split floor plan

homle huil wilt new ICF construction Features tray ceil-
ings, tile flrs and granite countcrtops. Outer walls are
mld, mildew and termie proof offeing superior insula
tion UuB trrlav and save on your electric hills flvrc er
Spacious 3/25 two story home on 18 +/- fenced a.
Features spacills front porch large deck & screen porc
oln back Hurricane shutters, new roof, separate
garaget/orkshop, 2 storage sshcs, $250,000
In the city and close to everything this spacious 3/2 rick
home with 40x20 caged pool o ak filled lot is designed
for comfort. Custom cabinets, solid surface countertops,
hck fireplace, two storage sheds and a fenced hack raid
3/2 CBS home ilcatea in Belmonnt ffers a lot of liability
Features a formal living room, family room, split hdroom
floor plan, new roof in 'r & freshly painted. Enjor a pi-
ane hack yard oveoooking a canal. $219,000
Palmdale 3 br/2 ha remdeled Cracker house on 6 acres
with a small palm and oak tree nursery- $199,900.
Upgrades alore in this 3 br/2 ha w/dcn and a designer
kitchen all for $189,900
rinng tile iltrses and the family to this imnaculate 3 br/2
ha CIBS ihome with new galvalume ri f on fenced 2+/-
acres $189,900
lReduced Iaurel Oaks 5/D 6 new CIfS homes 3 and 4 bed
nmom nmdels priced from $150,000 to $245,000.
Owners says sell bring offer
Welcome mat out' This 2/1 features wa d aminate in liv-
ing & dining rooms, & carpet in bedrooms. New kitchen
cabinets, appliances, faucets fixtures and viny siding
Scirened porch across the entire hack side of the house
Bank owned! Upgraded 3 BID/2A home feature, solid
surface countertops, whirlpool tub, and wood laminate
floors $98,515
Huge oaks shade the back yard of this affordable 3 br/2ha
home. tatures include spacious master bedroom, wind
plank flooring, screened front cntry fenced back yard. and
concrete slab basketball court. $95,000
Perfection! Is the chest way to describe this wonderful
3BD/lBA CIBS home Offeing a newer metal roof, tie and
laminate flooding, updated fixtures and a fenced hack
yard. This one is a "Must See" $89,900
3/2 ,ood frame home w/ SR 29 frontage. Includes mobile
home. oth si d "as is." $80,000
2/1 CountryVillage $500/mo
3/2 on 3 ac: $650/mo

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CARPOOLER needed from
Labelle to downtown Fort
Myers Monday thru Friday.
Call 863-675-1410

HOME, 8 weeks old. 2
males, 1 female. Black or
White. (863)261-3568
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Beta Sigma Phi is having a
Sat., 3/7, 7am til 12 Noon,
419 W. SR 80, Belle
Realty parking lot, HH Items,
Clothing & Much More!

Craft and Flea Market
Grandma's Grove 3/12/09
8:30 am -12:30 pm Lunch by
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call Flo @ 863-255-3759

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Hwy 29 South next to
the Rodeo Grounds
All Items are Inside!
Something for EVERYONE...
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Sat., March 7th 8am-Noon,
620 S Main St.
Something for EVERYONE!!!
No Early Birds Please
Springview Circle, Port LaBelle
Saturday, March 14
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Visit our beautiful neighbor-
hood for some awesome bar-
gains on all kinds of items
Palm & Pines Annual
Multi-Family Yard Sale
Felda, Sat., Mar 7,
8am-?, 1225 State Rd. 29
South. Something for every-
one! Lots of parking in rear
Don't Miss It, See You There!!!

Tall Guy- Secure, Semi-Re-
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Gal or Couples for Dining,
Traveling, etc, (863)946-3123

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Full time Laboratory Manager
Must have a min of 5 yrs exp and FL licensure as a Clinical
Supervisor in the areas of Chemistry, Hematology, Serology,
Immunohematology, and Microbiology. Previous mgmt exp
pref. Must also possess excellent customer services skills to
interact with patients, staff, and visitors.
Full time Registered Nurse
(Openings for Med/Surg/ER/CCU)
Must possess a valid FL license w/ at least I yr. exp in area
of expertise.
Full time Radiographer/Mammographer
Must be ARRT registered and licensed as a Radiologic
Technologist in Florida
Full time Med/Surg Manager/ADON
Master's degree is desirable, BSN min. (5) yrs of
recent clinical hospital exp. Demonstration of management
communications, interpersonal and financial accountability
skills through increasing job responsibilities and (3) years
prior mgmt position. Licnsed as an RN in the State of Florida.
BLS, ACLS, and PALS certification reo, RNC desirable.
Full time Outpatient Registration Clerk
2 yrs exp in a health care related field pref with prior exp in
registration or business office functions. Knowledge of med-
ical terminology is a plus. Must ossess excellent customer
relations skills.
Full time Accountant
Bachelor's degree preferred in accounting or busi-
ness. Previous experience reQuired; healthcare
accounting experience preferred.

Full time Chief Nursing Officer
Previous Nursing management experience required.
Must possess a valid FL RN license; BSN required,
MSN preferred.
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For Community Health Ctr. in
Pahokee. Must have 5 yr
exp. in business of Health Care
Mgmt, organizational & super-
visory skills, cultural sensitivity
& team approach. BA/BS pref.
Competitive salary and excel-
lent benefits. Fax resume to
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Computer exp. needed.
Exp with healthcare and
medical records a plus.
Must have 1 yr exp.
Bilingual Spanish/English pre.
Competitive salary and ex-
cellent benefits. Fax resume
to (863)983-9604 or apply
at FCHC, 315 South
W.C.Owen Ave., Clewiston,
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Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered425
Insurance 430
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741 S Bridge St
(By Randy's Garage)
Weekly Specials
Happy Holidays
863-612-5177 or
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Also do handyman jobs

Glass & Vinyl, No Job
Too Big or Small.
or (863)885-1392


Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
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Computer/Video 580
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Furniture 610
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Health & Reducing
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Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
To & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740

- Runs well $4000.

KENMORE Full size dish-
washer only used 6 mo.
$100 or best offer
(863)467-4567 or 467-6865
Duty 80 Series, Good Condi-
tion. $200. (863)675-4343
white s-b-s, water/ice disp.
24.6 cu ft, excellent condi-
tion. $200. (863)675-2491
tors (interchangeable parts)
$250 for both
WASHER Kenmore, Energy
Efficient. Front Loading.
$200 (863)675-0548
$125 & Up
lyr warranty(239)694-0778

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Services 015

AQUARIUM, Saltwater, 125
ga Wet/dry filter, all acces.
Fish incld. Handmade stand
w/cabinets. $800 634-3312
KITTENS 1 blk male,1
blk/wht female,14 weeks/it-
ter trained $0.
MALE Apple head tea cup chi-
hiua 12 wks old, crate
trained, good with kids. Has
papers $700 (863)235-1739
REGISTERED Boston Terrier
puppies, 8 wks old, ready for
good home. Parents on site
400 or best offer
ROOSTERS 2 White Silky
Roosters about 9 months
old, Free $0.

Golf Clubs 300 misc clubs,
including sets, drivers, put-
ters & FW. woods, $1700
will separate (863)946-3123
mate Pitching Machine Ex-
cellent condition. $150.
TREADMILL Owned for less
than a year Automatic in-
cline. In excellent condition.
Padded track. $400/neg.
2 3 9 ) 7 0 7 1 2 3 5

System Sony system with
dvd player.Call after5 $250.


Serves 152

Hendry-LaBelle Recreation Board is
accepting applications for a
Groundskeeper. Applications and job
descriptions are available at the
Recreation Office at 310 West
Cowboy Way. Applications will be
accepted until Friday, March 6, 2009.

Veterans preference as outlined in the
Florida Statutes. Hendry County is an
equal opportunity employer. Drug
Free Workplace.

Responsible individual needed to assist at
University of Florida research center.
Responsibilities include installation and mainte-
nance of monitoring equipment, data entry/analy-
sis, irrigation management/maintenance,
soil/water sampling and general field work.
Minimum qualifications high school with at
least two years of relevant work experience or
AA/BS. Please drop off or send resume with refer
ences to UF Water Resources, 2686 SR 29 N,
Immokalee, FL 34142 by March 30, 2009.

Fins etr

Set Like New $225.
Washer 3 years old $150.

& espresso maker Includes
3 boxes coffee. In Labelle
$75. (863)612-9233
FRYER Electric, removable
tub, 2 Sm., 1 Lg. Basket.
Easy to use/clean. Almost
new. $30 (863)532-8180
STOVE White electric. Good
working condition. Please
call if interested. $150/or
best offer (863)675-1410


cle, runs great, $900 invest-
ed, reduced from $400 to
$325. (863)467-4551

BIG POLES 20' x 1" and up
$3.50 per foot.

3 PC Cabelas Mossy Oak Crib-
set Excellent condition.
$50/firm. (863)763-4349
shirts, shorts, pants, excel-
lent condition (Okeechobee)
$20, (863)763-6131
CRIB SET (POOH) -10 Pc crib
set, GREAT cond. 7 Free
pooh toys, call for info
[Okee] $80. (863)261-2604
EDDIE BAUER Adventurer
Stroller/Car Seat used only
a few times. Paid $329.00
$150. (863)675-0104
EDDIE BAUER convertible
Baby Travel Bed Used only
one time. Paid $249.00
$100. (863)675-0104
SWING Swings 2 ways,
6speeds +ALOT MORE Pd
150$1 $80. (863)261-2604

DELL Desktop Computer and
monitor with keypad $150
XP Pro NEW refurb, must
sell. $125. (863)517-2782
PRINTER Lexmark 3150,
also prints & copies photo's
$25, (863)763-1997

w/multi colored fuchsia bed-
ding complete, $250
(863)467-2112 / 447-1571
COLOR TV 13" color TV in
good condition. $15.
DARK BROWN sofa and love
seat Like New!Beautiful.
1/3 of new price $800/or
best offer (863)634-2582
French Country table. (only 2
chairs)Seats up to 6 people.
$150. (863)357-5773
DRESSER $100.00, chest of
drawers $100.00, round
drop leaf dining table w/2
chairs $50.00, child's col-
orful solid wood table w/2
chairs $75.00, baker's
rack $45.00 All in excel-
lent condition. $370/will
sep. (863)843-0759
White wash wood w/ glass
shelves. 9'w 6' 6" Tall.
$400 634-3312.
W/OTTOMAN oversized,
$80 for set (863)612-5037
SECTIONAL Brown in excel-
lent condition. $350.

Top Bed Like newlFounda-
tlion included. $1000/or best
ofier (863)634-2582
TWO TALL Fan back wicker
chairs $45.00 and other
household items, details

CLUB CAR, 1997- New paint,
batteries & tires w/folding
windshield & charger $1800
2000, w/folding windshield
& lights, charger $2,650

391 12 ga 26in barrel
chokes & case like new
$950. (863)634-2131
SAVAGE 111 7mm Rem Mag
w/scope call 4 more info
$450. (863)885-1172
SAVAGE 0/U 30-30, 20 GA.
Mod 24V Checkered Stock
w/Scope $400 Call
S/W 44 Mac 2" Barrel 5 shot -
New $500 863-634-4758
w/12 GA. Pump, Acces &
books $1000

donate for tax Exemption
$1000/firm. (863)484-0015
RIGHT Sturdy, w/reading
stand, comfortable adj seat.
$45/neg. (863)381-6273
bench and 300b weight set -
$300/or best offer

TANNING BED Wolff Systems
16bulb Dark Tanning -
$1000. (863)517-1965

CERAMIC POT pieces, all col-
ors (for mosaics). Pick up
truck full but you pick t up.
$25.00 (863)467-9354
IIONIZERS 2 Like new,
black tower model. $175
Large Musical Carousel wth
table $200 (772)205-0121
LIKE NEW Stainless steel milk-
er with claw & pulsator Over
$500 new, will take $250.
MOBILE HOME steps fiber-
glass 3 steps plus platform.
hand rail on left side
$200/neg. (863)946-0615
NEW bed in a bag, queen size
and 3 throw pillows all for
$55.00 or will sperate, de-
tails (863)357-9604
ONE Black diamond plated
tool box ow profile $75.00
parts onlytrim $150.
Singer electric sewing ma-
chine in swing out cabinet /
table. $100. (863)467-5299
TOTES 275 gallon in metal
cage ,va lve good
cond,,fuel,water,etc $75.
1.5hp pump, water softener,
Pressure tank. New $1250.
Asking $650. (863)763-3932

CLARINET Black color with
silver lining and like brand
new. $200/or best offer
case, CONN brand, gold,
asking $350 (863)675-4098
TWO SPEAKERS 2, 12" kick-
er speakers in box and AMP
(863)763-2858 Cathy

60 inch projection TV
$300/or best offer
THREE Color 27" TV's $40
each. FIRM (863)610-0685

METAL LATHE 6"X18" Manu-
al feed with lots of tooling.
Very good shape. $450
RANCH HAND Grill & Bumper
Fits 00-02 Chevy without
adjustments $750.
WOOD LATHE Craftsman 36"
wood lathe with 5 turning
tools. In Labelle $150.

HUGE STUFFED animals 30"
Elmo, 30" Eeyore, 28" & 30"
Bears. Like New (Okee area)
$20/will sep. (863)763-6131

VACUUM Kirby, very good
condition, all attachments in-
cluded. $60.

IPOD TOUCH After 4:00 pm
everything you need $150,

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

FREE HORSE to good home! -
Rescued gelding 7yrs to 10
yrs old,needs more care and
time than we can give.Very
gentle, still under weight.
Must be able to give the at-
tention this beautiful horse
deserves! $0.
863) 2 2 8-5 595

1/2 cb ft top soil mixed with
eucalyptus fine3 $1.95.

BBQ GRILL gas, side
shelves, weatherbeaten but
works good, w/propane tank,
$40. (863)467-4551
(BUNTON) ZTR Commerical
mower, 50" cut, 25hp Koh-
ler, ready to go! $2500/neg.
CHIPPER Shredder Crafts-
man 5 hp. with bag. Very
Good Condition. $125.
GAS GRILL with side burner
full tank of gas $75.
RIDING MOWER like new,
42" cut, 22 HP Kohler motor,
less than 20 hours $995/or
best offer (409)423-0520
Deere, 48", new blades, new
battery, 23 hp Kohler engine.
$600 (863)697-9704


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

B^ 1

turn key, small upscale, fully
equipped Beauty salon, Bar-
ber or massage studio. Need
own clientele. Reasonable
Call 863-675-4443

must see. 2457 sq. ft.
$185K or rent for $950/mo.
Call 863-517-0846
460 Grant St, La Belle
3 bedrooms, 2 baths,
Large family rm & garage.
Big yard w/privacy fencing.
Reduced to $890 a mo!
1st, ast & 1 mo sec. required.
Call Broker -Owner
(863)675-3433 or
(800)638-6946. Move into
your dream home tomorrow!
LABELLE 3 BR, 2 BA, Large
rooms throughout. Single
garage. Community Pool.
650/mo (863)675-0104
Shop here first!
The classified ads
LaBelle 3BR, 2 BA, 2 Car
Garage. Located on Shell
Lane. $850 mo. + sec.
LABELLE 3br, 2ba, 2.5
acres, W/D, $975/mo + Sec
Dep. (386)776-1789 or
LARGE 2/2, close to river
$600/month. No security or
lease. Call 863-673-8862
Large 3BR/2BA home for rent
in good neighborhood.

nnrr I .

We Offer Seminole Feed, Lakeland Feed, Alfalfa, Timothy,
Orchard, T 85, Jigs, Compressed, Round & Square Bales
Call Al Curry at 239-872-0998
275 Kirby Thompson Rd, LaBelle FL. 33935

Okeechobee Livestock
Market Sales
Every Monday- 2pm & every
Tuesday- 1am. 763-3127
16' Like new but half the
cost. Starting @ $31.00 to
$57.00 (863)610-2206
How do you find a job
in today's competitive
market? In the
employment section
of the classifieds

cubic ft of top soil mixed
with eucalyptus fine. $0.85.
One man's trash is
another man's treas-
ure. Turn your trash
to treasre with an ad
in the classifieds.


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

FURNISHED 1 Bdrm. Apt.
Near center of LaBelle. $650
mo. + sec. dep. References
required. (863)234-1153
1, 2 & 3 Bedroom Apart-
Willowbrook Place, Garden
Lake, Summer Glen,
Heritage Villas, Southern
Villas & Jackson Apt's
Please call (239)657-3204
For more information.
Handicapped Accessible.
Hearing Impaired:
Call 800-840-2408
Equal Housing Opportunity
This institution is an Equal
Opportuniy t
Providerand C.

When doing those chores is
doing you in, i's time to
look for a helper in the
Totally furnished villa at Ox-
bow & Port LaBelle Marina,
lawn maint provided. Pool on
premises $600mo 675-0104

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

REDUCED RENT in exchange
for Housekeeping, Yard
work, in a country home Call

6 I I -

New Ig. units avail.,
air conditioned &
non-air, each unit
alarmed, area
fenced & well lighted,
space for boats,
RV & trucks.
Manager on-site,
1025 Commerce Dr.,
LaBelle. 863-675-1025.
Find it faster. Sellit sooner
In the classifieds
Cowboy Way & Kennedy Blvd.
5'x1l' $42.80 rmo. incl. tax.
8'x10' $53.50 mo. ncl. 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

Business Places -
Sale 1005
Property- Sale 1010
Townhouses Sale1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property1030
Property- Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection 060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080

New CBS Office Bldg.
Port LaBelle, FL
6156 s.f. -14 Offices
Conf. Rms. T1, CatS, + +

BY OWNER, appointments on-
ly. House and 2 lots for sale.
Call 863-612-5228
IMMOKALEE house for sale,
4BR2BA, owner financing
avail,, $139,900 or best of-
fer Call 239-986-9395
New Home Buyers
Finish off that purchase
right! Visit White's
Furniture & Appliances
1060 Highway 29
South LaBelle

2290 Phillips Rd, 2 acres with
septic tank & electric pole
$95,000 OBO.
LaBelle 2280 Phillips Rd. 6
acres, 3 septic tanks, 2 mo-
bile homes (ready for in-
come). Can build 3 houses
$320,000 786-237-7333

5 Acres- 5 minutes north of
town off 441, cleared
$79,900.00 (561)801-3002
$125,000. LaBelle area. Call
Andres, 863-673-4537

Mobile Homes

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

LABELLE: Crescent Acres
area, 2br/2ba. Only $90 per
week. 863-673-6362. Call

2/2, $610 mo., 1st, last
& security, 1st Month Free!
Newer doublewide, 4 bed 2
bath on Evans Rd.
(863) 673-0861

Mobile Home Angels
Fleetwood, 48', 2bed/1ba, fur-
nished. carport & shed. cen-
tral heatair. Aqua Isles
$12,500 502-939-9070
Brand New Park Model
12x36, Very Nice!
Need your mobile
home moved? We have
28 years experience.
Call for your Free Quote!
ORTONA 3/2, '02, 28x60
Mobile, 80x100 lot, fenced,
carport, screened porch,
shed, $75,000 firm.


Boats 3005
Campers/BVs 3010
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessoris 3020
Marine Micellaneous 3025
Motorycles 3030
Sport Vehicles/ATVs 3035

tor $1700 (863)763-8132

10' flatbottom, A-1 cond.,
new paint, okeechobee
$375. (863)467-7415
NITRO 170 1995 17ft bass
boat,115hp.mariner out-
board.trailer included front
& rear fish find-
ers.471b.trolling motoron
board 8 amp battery charg-
ergreen & gold color.excel-
lent condition.50mph+
$5200. (203)213-3929
Sailboat 24' Bristol '68 sleeps
5, 4 sails, full keel, all sailing
equipment includ. 3 anchors.
$2,500 239-233-1976
SELECT 20 FT Pontoon Boat -
LaBelle. Also single axle trail-
er NO MOTOR $1600.

COACHMAN 1985 -28 Ft. Pull
Behind. $1800 Firm
COMPLETE SET Tie-Downs for
slide-in Camper, new 15"
spare tire 6 hole rim w/fold
down carrier, Blue ox hitch
for car pulling $450 for all or
will separate (863)763-5062
Park model 40, screen room,
in park on river, furnished.
Private lot. Only $8,000
screen room attached, can
be seen at Lakeside RV Park
4074, 441 SE Lot#4. Okee.
$3000 (269)240-0797
MOTORHOME 318 eng., fi-
berglass body, $1500 or
trade (863)801-3667

TER 883 1998, Low miles,
nice cond, poss trade $5000
HONDA REBEL 2006 black
and chrome excellent cond
$2500. (239)707-8606
SUZUKI RM 125 2000 needs
a rear fender, runs good, A
must see. $1000/or best of-
fer (863)763-6297
2003 silver/white,
wshield, saddlebags, sissy-
bar, roadpegs, floorboards,
crashbar, excellent condi-
tion, $3000/firm.
Yamaha Star 03-650. 8,000
miles. Extras $3,000 firm
863-673-4341 cell

ATV-Honda Odessey, 1983, 4
wheeler 250, 2 stroke, nice
cond. $800 (863)430-6987
New batteries, side curtains,
reconditioned $2495/or best
offer (863)843-0062
MANCO 260CC 2005 Like
new 260cc w/racks,Auto,
H,L,R. NOT 4x4. $1500.
about 60.Runs good.Blk n
red.Call to see $150/or best
offer (863)261-4498

good condition $1000.


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

1987 Loaded $2500.
CD, air bags, anti-lock
brakes, heated seats, a/c,
auto. Cc, rear defrost, V-8.
$1200/or best offer.
bk z-28 v8 t1 engine..leather
int.float master 110,000
original miles, a/c $3500.
99563)9 07 2 8 8 8
BENZ 300 SDL, good condi-
tion, $4000 Call
FORD F250 1993 4-wd, au-
to. V-8, Runs Good.
$2500/or best offer
FORD T-BIRD 1996 113k
miles,v6, cold air, automatic
$1200. (863)467-7374
Leather, V8, auto,alloy whls,
cold a/c, antilock brks, pow-
er $2300 (863)763-8027
Grey, 47000 miles. Auto,tit,
cruise. Excell cond. $4,950

or will separate.
How fast can your car
go? It can go even
aster when you sell it
in the classifieds.

2002-4-wd,4door, die-
sel, CDw/amp&4-8-
sp k rs 22"
rimsW/ToyoM/T-tires&alot of
extras,big&beefy $18000.
863 )3 5 7 2 8 1 6
Love the earth Recycle
your used items by
selling them in the

New Batteries, Side Curtains,
Reconditioned $2995/or
best offer (863)843-0062
GOLF CART Club Car, 48
volt, elect, sun roof, used,
Excellent cond. $1750 or
best offer (863)467-2824

CHEVY 3 TON '95, Flat Bed
truck with dump and moffit.
Call for price (863)674-9900
FORD 1976 Dump Truck
w/wood side rails. Needs
battery. Runs good. $1000.
1Ton rear drive,aluminum
boxcold ac $2650.

RY FX4 FORD RIMS $400/or
best offer (863)634-1545
4 CHROME wheels w/ tires 8
lug w/ cups LT 265/70 R 17
$200/or best offer.
FORD 300 6cyl complete en-
gine 1997 $450.
OFF ROAD tires in good condi-
tion 4-15" 1/2 new price
$160. (863)675-6314
TOOL BOX, Cross Over, Dia-
mond Plated. Full Size. $125
TRUCK RIMS & Tires Off a
Chevy Z71. 265/75/16 A/T's
Make Offer $125/or best of-
fer (863)634-4557
Grab a bargain from your
neighbor's garage, atic,
basement or closet in
today's classifieds.

454 eng., 4 speed, great to
restore or farm use, $1750
ortrade (863)801-3667
DODGE D100 1984 6cyl,
4spd, runs good, many new
parts, tires & body fair.
$850/neg. (863)763-3669
FORD F-150 1984 Tan col-
or,300 eng,4sp,70,000
miles on the engine,cold
ac.Runs and drives like new
or betterSuper clean not
for work,custom steering
wheeldont miss this one.
$2400/or best offer.
FORD F150 1996 Ford F150
pickup truck, 5 speed, 300 6
cylinder $1800/or best offer.
FORD RANGER Great condi-
tion, ow miles $5000
FORD RANGER Runs great,
call for details $2500
GMC JIMMY Full size 1985,
4 inch lift 35 inch tires,
$1800 or best of-
22,700 MILES AT AC
cyl, ar bags, anti-lock
brakes, CD, auto. A/c CHA-
INT $10000/neg.

White. AC, CD, 4 cyl., 22
mpg., bumper hitch. $2700

20'x 30inch diameter cash
$400. (863)634-2303
gle axle 6x12 vent, lights,
side/rear doors. Clewiston
$2300. (863)599-0809
FLAT TRAILER 06 6x16 dual
axle,12"side rails,wood
floorelectic brakes.Clewis-
ton $1750. (863)599-0809
Good Condition. New Ply-
wood Floor Spare Wheel &
Tire. $600. (863)675-8559
vent,lights,side,rear doors.
$2000. (863)634-2303

2000 asking $4700
DODGE RAM 50 1996 V-6,
a/c, loaded, blue, conver-
sion. $950. (863)763-3551

iIUtIlct iv I\orSixu giveI melt trit neluly tuu lliy PuII I UI Mu PVI l aI r wi IILIU I
meeting Monday March 9, 2009 at 4:00 pm., at the Hendry Couny Courthouse
Square, Room #A-1 18,165 Sout Lee Street, LaBelle, Florida.
I a person decides to appeal any decison made by Me Board with respect to any
matter discussed at such meeting, he/she will need a record of the proceedings,
and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of
the proceedings is made, which record includes he testimony and evidence upon
which the appeal is to be based.
Hendry County Insurance Advisory Board
311963 CBiCN 3/509

The Board of County Commissioners of Hendry Coun, Florida, will hold a work-
shop to discuss economic development and related issues at 3:30 p.m. on March
10, 2009 at the Clewiston City Hall, Commission Chambers, 115 W Ventura Ave.
Clewiston, Florida 33440
If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Hendry County Commission
with respect to any matter discussed at such meeting, heshe will need a record of
the proceedings, and that for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a ver-
batim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and
evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.
Board of County Commissioners
of Hendry Counly, Florida
Janet B. Taylor, Chair
312366 CBICGS 3/5/2009

RFP No. 2009-15
Opening Date and Time: March 16, 2009 al 2:00 p.m.
The Hendry County Board of County Commissioners is seeking proposals for medi-
cal services to inmates in custody at the Hendry Couny Jail, LaBelle, Florida Such
services shall be provided at the jail or at the contractor's premises. In order to be
considered, bids must received by ie Board of County Commissioners at the CE
Hall Building Clerks Office) in the Hendry County Courthouse Complex, 25 E Hick
pochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florda by March 16, 209 at 2:00 pm., at which time all
responses to this request will be recorded in the presence of one or more witness-
A copy of the Instructions and Bid Documents can be obtained from the Hendry
County Purchasing Department, located at 165 S Lee Street, LaBelle Florida for
pick up), Post Office Box 2340, LaBelle, FL 33975 (mailing address) or by callng
863) 675-5220 or (863) 983-1585
This solicitation does not commit Hendry County to award any contracts, to pay any
costs incurred in the preparation of a response to this Bid or to contract for any ser-
vices. ie Couny reserves the r ject any or all submitts received as a re
suRt of tins solicitaion, or to cance in part or in its entirety this Bid, if it is in the best
interest ofthe County to de so
Hendry County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug/Smoke Free Work Place.
Janet B Talor, Chair
Board of County Commissioners
312364 CBICGS 3/5,12/2009

WHEREAS, the recent freezes and drought afecting Hendry County has created an
extremely high danger of grass, brush and forest fires throughout all of Hendry
County and
WHEREAS, the Board of County Commissioners has the authority under Ordinance
No 2001-03 to impose a moratorium on all unregulated fires.
1. A ire emergency exists within Hendry County Florida, under the definitions
and provisions of Hendry County Ordinance No 2001-03, as amended.
2 The Board hereby imposes a moratorium on all unregulated fires within
Hendry County, rloda, as provided in said Ordinance No 2001-03, Secion
2 as amended An unregulated fire means any outdoor fire other than a
cookfire which is not permitted by a governmental agency.
3. The moratorium imposed hereby shall be effective immediately and shall
remain in effect until further action by this Board
Du considered and adopted by the Board of County Commissioners of Hendry
Florida, this 24th day of February, 2009.
Janet Taylor, Chair
Anit Bischel Depu Clerk
Barbara S. Butle, Clerk
Cerified to be a tue and
correct copy of the original.
Barbara S Butler
Clerk Circuit Court
Hendry County Florda
B:A Bischel
Deputy Clerk
Date: 2-25-09
312216 CB/CN 3/5,12,19,26/09

SUBMITTED BY: R Scot Cooper DATE: 3/24/09
SUBJECT AREA: 500 Community Use of School Facilities
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY OF PURPOSE: The proposed rule establishes the policy for
community use of school faclities.
CITATION OFLEGALAUTHORITY: 101310 100142and 100143 F S
CITATION OF SPECIFIC LEGAL REFERENCE: 101310,1001.42 and 1001.43 F S
FULL TET: A copy of te full text of the proposed rule may be obtained, wihout
cost, atthe Office of the Superintendent of Schools
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: The proposed rule establishes the policy for community use
of school facilities
STATEMENT OF REGULATORY COSTS: The proposed policy revision will create no
additional district economic impact in excess of $10 00 except for me costs of
printing and distributions.
LOCATION OF MEETING, TIME AND DATE: Hendry County School Board Meeting
Room, 25 E. Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, FL at 5:30 p m or as soon thereafter as
the matter may be heard on March 24, 2009
Notice: Any person who wishes to provide the School Board with information re-
gardin the statement of estimated regulatory costs, or to provide a proposal for a
wecost regulatory alernative must do so in writing within 21 days after publica-
tion of this notice
Notice: If requested in writing and not deemed unnecessary by the Agency Head, a
Rule Development Workshop will be held at a time and date to be advertised in the
Notice: The procedure for obtaining a public hearing on this proposed rule is to re-
uest, in wtin a hearing. The request shall be submitted to the Superintendent of
hols, in writing, within 21 days after publication of this notice, The request shall
specify how the person requesting the public h ng would bfece ed by ero-
posed rule The School Board, upon appropriate request, shall give affected persons
an opportunity to present evidence and argument on the issues under consideration.
Notice Inspection and copyin of all written materials constituting public records
submitted to the agency regarding draft rules may be obtained by request, in writng,
to the Supentendent of Schools
Notice: The School Board may recognize any mateal which may be judicial no-
ticed and to incorporate them into the record of the rule making proceeding The
School Board may incorporate material by reference into aie proposed rule.
Notice: If you need an accommodation n order to participate in this process, please
otify the Superintendent of Schools at (863) 674 4642 or at the Hendry Couny
Courthouse, LaBelle, Flonda 33935 at least 48 hours prior to the meeting or work-
Notice: If the School Board adopts te proposed rule, one certified copy of te pro-
posed rule shall be filed in the Office of the Superintendent of Schools pursuant to
120 54 (31 ), F S 1
310691 CN 2/19,26:3/5 CB 3/5/09

Public Notices

Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500

Noice of Sale
Auction will be held at 5775 State
Road 80, LaBelle FL 33935
863-674-1876 at 12:00pm Saturday
March 14, 2009 for the contents o
storage unit 6, Clifton Mathis
-personal property. CASH ONLY sale
311475 CB 2/26;3/5,12m09

Buying a car? Look in
the classifieds. Selling
a car? Look in the

Noice of Sale
Auction will be held at 5775 State
Road 80, LaBelle FL 33935 ,
863 674 1876 at 12:00pm Saturday
March 14, 2009 for the contents of
storage unit 18, Jerry Ovis
personal ro er ASH ONLY sae
31147n GBP 6;,5,1 W09

Notice o Sale
Auction will be held at 5775 State
Road 80, LaBelle FL 33935,
863 674 1876 at 12:nOpm Saura
March 14, 2009 for the content o
Storage unit 34 Edward Brckell
erAsonal pron CASH ONL sa
311481 CG 26; 5,12/09
Collier County Housing Au-
thority will be accepting sealed
bids on the following equip-
1996 Ford Crown Victoria
1999 Ford Taurus
1990 Ford Ranger
in "As Is" condition. You may
inspect these vehicles at 1800
Farm Worker Way, Immokalee,
FL. Sealed bids will be accept-
ed until March 20th at 5pm.
312635 CB/IB 03/05,12/09


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Latest readiness rates show

VPK students are better

prepared for kindergarten

TALLAHASSEE-Florida Department of Ed-
ucation Commissioner Dr. Eric J. Smith and
Florida Agency for Workforce Innovation In-
terim Director Cynthia R. Lorenzo have jointly
announced more than 140,000 kindergar-
teners are better prepared for success in the
classroom as a result of Florida's Voluntary
Prekindergarten (VPK) program. According
to the 2007-08 VPK Readiness Rates released
on Thursday, Feb. 26, 54 percent of students
who completed Florida 's VPK program last
year demonstrated overall classroom readi-
ness compared to 42 percent of students who
did not attend VPK.
"Children are born with an incredible ca-
pacity and desire to learn," said Commission-
er Smith. "The VPK results announced today
show us that by tapping into this potential at
the earliest of ages we are ensuring that our
students are getting the head start they need
to succeed in both school and life."
"These latest results reinforce that children
who participate in Florida's VPK program
are better equipped to embrace a lifetime
of learning," said Agency Interim Director
Lorenzo. "Quality early learning experiences
provide the foundation that children need to
be avid learners, caring citizens and ultimately
conscientious contributors to our workforce
and our future."
VPK Readiness Rates measure how well a
VPK provider prepares four-year-olds for kin-
dergarten. Providers are rated on a scale of
zero to 300 based on how well their students
performed in the three key early learning ar-
eas of alphabet recognition, sound recogni-
tion and classroom readiness. Parents can find
out more about the performance of a specific
VPK provider by visiting:
InfoPages/ReportCriteria.aspxThe VPK pro-
gram is designed to prepare every four-year-
old in Florida for kindergarten and build the
foundation for their educational success. The
VPK program gives each child an opportunity
to perform better in school and throughout
life with quality programs that include high
literacy standards, accountability, appropriate
curricula and qualified instructors.
Florida's VPK program is jointly admin-
istered by the Department of Education, the
Agency for Workforce Innovation and the
Department of Children and Families. The
Department of Education oversees standards,
curricula and professional development; the
Agency for Workforce Innovation admin-
isters the day-to-day operations of the pro-
gram including policy development, financial
management and oversight of the 31 Early
Learning Coalitions; and the Department of
Children and Families provides oversight of
child care licensing, regulation, Florida's Gold
Seal Quality Care program and the issuing of
credentials for child care personnel.
For more information, visit the VPK Readi-
ness Rate Fact Sheet.

School Briefs

Ford Fusion drawing
Thanks to all members of the LaBelle com-
munity who have supported our fund-raising
efforts for student activities. LaBelle High
School regrets to inform you that we are un-
able to finalize the drawing for the Ford Fusion
automobile. If you would like to donate your
$25 to the school, please submit your ticket to
LHS before March 31, and you will receive a
letter for tax purposes. If you would like a re-
fund, please submit your ticket to the main of-
fice at LaBelle High School before March 31.

LHS Project Graduation

meeting times set
Attention all parents of LHS Junior and
Senior students, the next Project Graduation
meeitngs are March 10 and 31, at 6 p.m. lo-
cated at the LHS Cafeteria. Please check the
LHS Website for info. concerning Project

Need help getting your child

ready for Pre-k?
Parents, would you like to help your child
get ready for Kindergarten? Hendry County
Schools is offering a free voluntary pre-k pro
gram for students that will be 5 years old be-
fore Sept. 1. This program will begin on June
8, ending July 30, at Country Oaks Elementary.
Hours are 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. with breakfast
and lunch served at no cost. Parents will need
to provide transportation. This 300 hour edu
cational program is taught by certified teach
ers using an exciting curriculum. For more
information call Beth Lutkenhaus at Country
Oaks Elementary School, 863-674-4140.


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Lilley to

Mr. and Mrs. Mike Elliott and
Mr. and Mrs. Mike Lilley, Sr. are
pleased to announce the en-
gagement of their children, Su-
san Christine and David Michael,
Jr. Susan is currently attending
Florida Gulf Coast University and
will be graduating in May with a
degree in Elementary Education.
She is a 2004 graduate of Clewis-
ton High School.
Michael is attending the Florida
Wildlife Commission Academy in
Tallahassee. Upon graduation, he
will return to Hendry County as a
FWC officer. He is a 2002 gradu
ate of LaBelle High School.
The couple will be married

Church Briefs

Eastside Mission Trip
Eastside Baptist Church is hav
ing a dinner to raise monies for
mission work in Arizona. The
meal consists of grilled pork steak
or 1/2 chicken, green beans/pota-
toes, cole slaw, roll, tea & dessert
and will be served from 4-7 p.m.
on Friday, March 20 at the Church
Social Hall. A drive-thru service
will also be provided. Delivery is
available when 5 or more meals
go to one location in town. Tick-
ets are $8. Call Raymond Craw-
ford at 675-1845 or Marilyn Bar-
rios at 675-8097.

Rev. Co's 10th
Come celebrate with Inter-
national Christian Fellowship on
Sunday, March 8. ICF will be cele-
brating Rev. and Mrs. Sammy Co's
ten years of pastoral service in La-
Belle. The church is located at 233
Clark Street. The founding pastor,
Rev. Jerry Dean, will be minister
ing during both services. It will be
a great time of food, fun and fel-
lowship. Special anniversary ser-
vice begins at 10:30 a.m., and the
afternoon service at 3 p.m. Lunch
will be served after the morning
service. There will be a "fish fry"
after the afternoon service. All
kinds of games for everyone will
be played. For more information,
please call 675-1112.

Church to meet
On Thursday, March 12, at 6
p.m. food and fellowship ,at 7
p.m. gospel music and the word
brought this month by Pastor Paul
Harris of Moore Haven, Come
and listen to a very powerful pas
tor. All are welcome. The church
is located on the corner of 5th and
Main at the Palmdale community
center next to fire station.

'Life' Seminar
offers help
Don't let finances keep you
from attending this community-
wide seminar entitled "Forgive
to Live How Forgiveness Can
Change Your Life" presented by Dr.
Dick Tibbits of Florida Hospital in
Orlando. An anonymous citizen of
our great community has offered
to pay half the cost for anyone
who wants to come. The seminar
is being held at Carlson Memo-
rial United Methodist Church on
March 7, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The cost is $25 per person, $30 per
couple and includes lunch. Regis-
ter today by calling Marty Cowen
863-675-4710, Joyce Salzmann
863-675-6314 or Mary McHenry
863-675-8753. You may also email

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Susan Christine Elliott and David Michael Lilley.

on November 28, 2009, at Carl Church an
son Memorial United Methodist Belle after

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239/564-2005 cell 239/584-2002 cell

PRICED REDUCED! $7.50 sq. ft.
Terms negotiable! Office Space
for Lease on South Main Street in
S e. LaBelle. Excellent location. Aprox.
3700 sq. ft. May be leased as one
office or split as two offices of aprox.
1800 sq. ft. The north side consists of
5 offices, 2 bathrooms, I library, I
kitchen. The south side consists of 1
lobby,3 offices, I conference room,
I library, and 2 bathrooms. Separate
electric services.
No smokers or pets please
I car, S. Edgewater $650/mo
I car, S. Edgewater 625/mo
Large floor plan $700/mo
On Rainbow Cir. new carpet/vinl & paint inside/out $625/mo
On Albany Rd new carpet/vinyl & paint inside/out $625/mo

Wings Special

For only

For 12 Wings
From 3:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Happy Hour
Monday through Friday includes
1/2 price beer & wine and
2 for 1 cocktails
from 3p.m. to 7:00 p.m.


870 W. Hickpoochee Ave. #800
LaBelle, FL

24 Lee CB.L AL
W 2814 Lee Blvd. #3 Lehigh Acres, FL 33971

Al H. Azizi, O.D.
Board certified Optometrist

Complete pair
of glasses
Cannot be combined with any
other discount or vision insurance
Offer good from 3/1/09 3/31/09
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(239) 303-2687 Se Habla Espanol
"Voted The Best In Lehigh 2008"

Comprehensive Family Eye Care
Diabetes Glaucoma
Dry Eyes Syndrome Cataracts Lasik

Most Insurances Accepted
Medicare Medicaid
Blue Cross Cigna
United Healthcare

VSP Comp. Benefits Avesis
Spectra Eyemed


a-pack increase
arts April 1, 2009.
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ses start in March.
Contact the Health Department to register (863) 674-4041

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