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At a Glance
Relay for Life -
Ready, Set, Go!
United We Stand
Cancer is the theme
year's LaBelle Relay for Life.
The event will take place on
Saturday, March 21, starting at
3 p.m. at LaBelle High School
Football Field. Come and join
us for plenty of food and fun!
Caloosa Belle Single
Copy 50 cents
Single copy issues of the Ca-
loosa Belle are now available
here at the office for 50 cents
(plus tax) as well at by rack for
This price is necessitated by
increases in cost and to insure
continued supply of newspa-
pers for the community.
The paper will continue
to be distributed in the same
quantities and on a compli-
mentary basis at select loca-
tions and households in La-
Sign up for Little
Sign up for Little Miss La-
Belle pageant at LaBelle High
School tonight, Thursday,
March 12, at 5 p.m. Registra-
tion fee is $25 and grades K 8
are invited to participate.
(Hendry County Schools will
be dismissed early on Tuesday,
There will be no lunch
served that day and school bus
drivers will be following their
regular schedules based upon
the school early release times.)
The Barron Library Board of
Directors will hold their Annual
Meeting, Monday, March 16 at
Hear first hand what is go
ing on at your local library, and
learn how you can become a
Friend of the Library. The meet
ing is open to all who wish to
Football and cheer
Always wanted to be a part
of a great youth organization?
Now's your chance!
The LaBelle Longhorn Pop
Warner football and cheer pro-
gram is now accepting appli-
cations for football and cheer
coaches for the 2009 season.
Please call Jason at: 239-229-
2179 or Lori at 863-673-4811
for applications and further in-
formation. No experience nec-
essary, training provided.
See Page 2 for information about
how to contact the newspaper.
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Friendship: A lifelong blessing
Submitted photos/Nancy Mott
Lifelong friends are pictured from left: Ida Lofton Kirby, Dorothy Risher, Mildred Lewis,
Mary Dyess and Esther Beavers.
Submitted photo/Nancy Mott
Grover Hill was photographed seated in "SCRAMBOLA," his ingenious and forward-
looking car on Thanksgiving Day 1931. Hugh Hull is pictured standing on the far right.
The other two gentlemen are unidentified.
LaBelle gals friendship strong
By Nancy R. Mott
Mildred Hill Lewis celebrated
her 90th birthday recently, sur-
rounded by some of LaBelle's
leading ladies sisters Dorothy
Risher and Esther Beavers, and
friends, Ida Loften-Kirby and
Mary Dyess. Smoke from a bon
fire, the fragrance of barbecue
and Joe Lewis' fiddle music
accompanied the chatter and
laughter of the gathering at
Margaret Whatley's Farm.
Sharing life is not new to
these women. The five grew
up in downtown LaBelle when
cows slept in the streets. The
Hill girls lived upstairs, over
their father and grandfather's
business, Aiken & Hill Feed
and Livery. Ida and Mary, along
with their now-deceased sis-
ters, Flora and Ella, lived across
the street next to their father's
store, Captain Forrey's Trading
These women are living
witnesses of nearly a century
of changes to the small cow-
town of their birth. Before the
Great Depression, LaBelle was
a thriving settlement, complete
with a doctor's office, bank,
drugstore, dry goods store,
rooming houses and a riverside
hotel serving the needs of river
travelers. Illustrious visitors
included Henry Ford, Harvey
Firestone and Thomas Edison.
On Saturday afternoons, Capt.
Forrey traded household goods
and tools with the Seminole In
dians for live animals and pelts.
The Forrey girls were the envy
of their neighborhood, at times,
with live gators, black shiny
otters, raccoons and a bear
named Alice in cages behind
Even while most Bridge
Street businesses still had a
hitching post out front for
horses, the Forrey Hill girls wit
nessed the influx of sporty new
automobiles on their small
town's streets. The Hill girls' fa-
ther, Grover, built a race car and
named it Zambola. From time
to time, Dorothy, Mildred and
Esther were driven to school in
his bright yellow creation. Dor-
othy recalls they didn't know
whether to feel proud or em-
LaBelle also boasted an
arcade and theatre, located
across Bridge Street from to-
day's Davidson Dry Cleaners.
The theater hosted community
events such as boxing matches
and silent-movies. The owner,
Mr. Annanacio, played piano to
accompany the movie -slow
tunes for sad scenes, peppy
music for horse races. In the
early days of electricity, LaBelle
had three street lights. These
consisted of a single bulb hang-
ing from a wire. At 10 p.m., Mr.
Goodno shut down the town
generator and the street lights
would extinguish, along with
power to all LaBelle's inhabit-
ants. Reminders of the nightly
shutdown were three dims for
warning, and lights were off.
The economic devastation of
the 1930s did not initially affect
life for the Forrey-Hill girls. They
went along as usual, wearing
See Friends Page 3
Motorcyclists ride for the King
By Patty Brant
Red, hot motorcycles and
Christian values. Don't seem to
The Christian Motorcyclists
Association (CMAO might just
change your mind. These
bikers have a different twist -
"changing the world one heart
at a time."
These guys and gals see no
reason why the word of God
and the thunder of motorcycles
shouldn't go together. As with
other activities, they take that
word with them on their Har-
leys and Hondas, their vehicles
of choice to spread the faith.
The CMA is already in 26
countries and all 50 states. The
closest chapter is in Fort My-
ers at this time, but local CMA
members hope to establish
their own chapter in LaBelle.
Currently there are six La
Belle residents in the group:
Dave and Gayle Randant, Larry
and Ellen Woosley and Rob and
Joy Armstrong are all on the
CMA music team. Several part
time residents, CMA members
from other states, also attend
In addition to the music
team, there are other CMA
teams so all members can use
their unique talents for the ul-
timate goal, bringing the Chris-
tian word to lost souls.
Since 1975, this nondenomi-
national, evangelistic group has
hit the roads to share their faith
at rallies, tours and races min-
istering to anyone they can by
providing worship services and
help to any in need.
Members participate in mis-
sionary ventures, open door
ministries, the Jesus Project
(which translates the film "Je-
sus" into different languages
in order to share its message
around the world) and home
Membership is open to sin-
gle and couple Christians who
have completed a short minis-
See Cycles Page 3
A 22-year-old LaBelle man
died in a head-on crash March
7. The crash took place on CR
78 at Brittany Lane at 9:25 p.m.,
according to the Florida High-
FHP reports that a 1995 Ford
SUV, driven by 27-year-old For-
tino Martinez-Ramirez of La-
Belle, was westbound on CR
78 west of LaBelle.
At the same time, a 1995
Chevrolet van, driven by Arturo
Loaesa Lagunas, 31, was east-
The two vehicles crashed
head-on in the eastbound lane,
west of Brittany Lane. Mr. La-
gunas' passenger, 22-year-old
Juan Carlos Martinez-Rafael
died as a result of the crash and
Mr. Lagunas suffered serious
injuries. He was transported to
Lee Memorial Hospital.
All three of the men are from
FHP continues to investigate
the mishap, but the crash is
listed as alcohol-related.
None of those involved were
wearing seat belts at the time of
Trooper Richard Verbiest
was the crash investigator and
Cpl. George Kantor the homi-
By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
CLEWISTON -- Following a
presentation by an expert in the
economic development field,
county commissioners recon-
sidered their earlier decision to
withdraw their funding of Hen-
dry's Economic Development
the efforts of the EDC board
and the staff, which continued
operating despite the crippling
decision last year.
The commissioners factored
the state of the economy and
decreases in operating dollars
in removing the funding, but
determined on Tuesday that it
is now more important than
ever to have a fully functioning
Without a director on board,
the group made its case for the
hire of a supervisor.
"Things were starting to turn
for us and we lost our funding,"
Debra Van Sickle reminded
commissioners. "We're kind of
just throwing it all out there for
Wendell Johnson, Clewis
ton's city manager, agreed.
"Hendry County is nowhere
near being competitive," the
manager said. "Their [EDC]
heart's are in it, don't let them
slip away from you. Some-
body's got to go to bat for
also stood up to press for fund-
ing, including representatives
from Alico and Gulf Citrus.
But it was information from
a private consultant specializ-
ing in economic and real estate
development that seemed to
tip the discussion in favor of the
Janet Watermeier applaud-
ed the efforts of the local EDC,
and spoke directly to com-
missioners in explaining why
the county needed to fund the
Current times are difficult,
and the consequences of the
sale of U.S. Sugar's land to the
state are still unknown. The
losses of jobs could be con-
siderable, or could lead to the
much-needed diversification of
industry in an area so heavily
dependent on agriculture, she
The county should poise
itself to capture as many dol-
lars, and as much help as it can
from the state and federal gov
See EDC Page 3
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their pretty dresses handmade
from feed sack material, attend-
ing school, playing jump-rope
and jacks, and doing chores. Ev-
ery family raised gardens, chick-
ens, a hog or two, and kept a
milk-cow. Nothing was wasted.
But as the land boom in South
Florida dried up and jobs were
scarce, life grew increasingly
harder for some. People strug-
gled to earn cash.
Some made moonshine, and
more than one man rustled a few
cattle from local ranches and was
found shot to death. For the most
part though, neighbors helped
each other endure the hard times
Many families moved away
searching for jobs, businesses
closed, and for the next two
decades, LaBelle settled into a
quiet existence. A string of de-
serted buildings with their grand
facades loomed over an empty,
dusty Bridge Street.
The landscape of LaBelle
changed in summer when tropi-
cal storms dumped rain into Lake
Okeechobee, which in turn over-
flowed down the Caloosahatchee
River, flooding small towns in its
Everybody in town turned out
to row up and down Bridge Street
in wooden boats discussing high
water marks from previous years
and generally enjoying the ex-
citement of the event. If a flood
happened during school months,
children were especially glad, as
the river was considered too dan-
gerous to cross for students living
on the north side, and so schools
Eventually, the straightening
and taming of the Caloosahatchee
by the U.S. Army Corps of Engi-
Doalmen, captains ano engineers
through LaBelle. Mary and Ida
Forrey were discovered by two of
these handsome young river men
and marriages followed.
For a time, newlywed Mary
Forrey Dyess moved with her
husband onto one of the boats
and became official cook for the
Dorothy went off to a school
of design in Washington, DC,
where she met and married an
FBI man. Esther graduated from
Florida State University, when it
was still an all-girls school, and
embarked on her career as a buy-
er for Burdines, later marrying a
traveling salesman from Texas.
Mildred, whose 90th birthday
her friends gathered to celebrate,
married her high school sweet-
Tow-headed babies followed
and grew up to be adults. The
Forrey-Hill sisters became moth-
ers, hotel managers, restaurant
owners, tax collectors, clerks-typ
ists, buyers, grandmothers, great-
grandmothers, and great-great
grandmothers. Their unions pro-
duced -and are still producing
some of Southwest Florida's fin-
Most surprisingly, perhaps,
is that all the surviving women
still reside near the hometown
of their birth. They speak with a
distinct local accent, laugh easily
and have a twinkle in the eye that
says they have experienced much
and seen it all.
Mildred stated in her birthday
speech that even though she is
ninety years old, her eyesight is
dim and her joints ache, in her
dreams she is still a young girl
traipsing up and down Bridge
Street in LaBelle. The other ladies
Man faces prison
in child porn case
A LaBelle man faces a maxi-
mum of 90 years in prison. Bobby
Holt, 40, was found guilty March 3
of producing and possessing child
pornography and tampering with
a witness during a federal trial. He
is to be sentenced in U.S. District
Court in June.
Holt was found guilty of mak-
ing child pornography on his
camera and phone of his then-
stepdaughter as she engaged in
Tomas Quintanilla, 20, was
arrested March 8 and charged
with battery felony result from
bodily injury, harm/disabiiity; kid-
nap false imprison adult; prop-
erty damage -criminal mischief
over $1,000; and possession of
cocaine. Deputy C. Shepherd was
Jaime Cruz Ruiz, 21, was ar-
rested March 6 and charged with
cruelty to a child without great
harm. Deputy J. Garrett was ar-
Jack L. Christmas, 56, was
arrested March 6 and charged
with FTA: felony. Deputy Bonnie
Weaver was arresting officer.
Francisco A. Gaure Jr., 23, was
arrested March 6 and charged on
a warrant with VOP: felony or
community control. Deputy Bon-
nie Weaver was arresting officer.
Ronald Rodriguez, 38, was ar-
rested March 5 and charged on a
warrant with VOP: felony or com-
munity control. Deputy D. Davis
was arresting officer.
Lawrence Wayne Schneider,
61, was arrested March 4 and
charged on a warrant with VOP:
felony or community control.
Deputy L. Chevalier was arresting
Linda Lajoyce Hodge, 43, was
arrested March 4 and charged on
a warrant with FTA: felony of-
fense. Andy Lewis was arresting
Lee Howard Neuenschwan-
der, 43, was arrested March 4 and
charged on a warrant with VOP:
felony or community control.
Deputy L. Chevalier was arresting
Nekisha Lashonda Vasser, 31,
was arrested March 2 and charged
with VOP: felony or community
control. Deputy C. Buchhofer was
Benjamin Crosswell Carpen-
ter, 21, was arrested March 2 and
charged with property damage
- criminal mischief $200-$$1,000;
burglary of a structure, convey-
ance unarmed and without a
person inside; and larceny theft
is $300 $5,000. Deputy J. Woods
was arresting officer.
Sharoad Unshae Brown, 22,
was arrested March 8 and charged
with selling marijuana within
1,000 ft. of a place of worship
business, schedule II. Deputy L.
Brooks was arresting officer.
Cornelius Lewis Ward, 29, was
sexual activity with a woman.
Holt was also convicted of try
ing to get a friend to influence a
witness to not testify against him
and of possession of a firearm by
a convicted felon.
The case is part of a combined
FBI and local law enforcement
project called "Innocent Images,"
which tries to convict child pro-
ducers and pornographers.
arrested March 5 and charged
with VOP: felony or community
control. Deputy Terri Hessler was
Lee Earnest Snow, 30, was ar-
rested March 4 and charged with
VOP: felony or community con-
trol. Deputy L. Chevalier was ar-
Charles Alien Cobb, 50, was
arrested March 3 and charged on
a warrant with VOP: felony. Dep-
uty Bonnie Weaver was arresting
Miledy Rosario Cruz, 52, was
arrested March 2 and charged
with larceny- $2,000-$100,000. R.
Archer was arresting officer.
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for over 80 years.
couple starting a
shopping for their
retirees buying a
in the sun. We of
the guest speaker at the Mayor's
Prayer Luncheon, which will be
held Monday, March 16, at the
LaBelle Civic Center.
"I met Dr. Warmington and
heard her speak on two mission
trips to Jamaica, and I knew I
wanted her to come speak to
the people of LaBelle," Paul Pu-
letti, mayor, said.
She is a physician, and felt
the call to ministry several years
ago. Dr. Warmington, and her
assistant Marian Stewart, formed
Faith and Deeds Ministries, and
they are the first missionaries to
be sent from Jamaica to serve in
The two women are in the
United States for a missions con-
ference that is being held at Lu-
ther Rice University in Atlanta.
Continued From Page 1
ernments through all the uncer-
tainty, Ms. Watermeier told com-
"You will have more leverage
than you have had at any time,"
The EDC could play a vital part
in advocating the widening of
S.R. 80, for example, or tapping
into the five million people on ei-
ther coast. The EDC could adopt
port -a plan to route com
mercial activity through U.S. 27-
and support increased economic
activity at Airglades Airpark.
Ms. Watermeier points to the
county's high unemployment
rate, 10.5 percent, but reminded
commissioners that is an ad-
"Why are companies not
coming here?" she encouraged
leaders to consider.
Continued From Page 1
Currently the six members
in LaBelle go to the Fort Myers
chapter but hope to grow and
initiate their own chapter.
The CMA is now meeting in
LaBelle on the first Thursday of
the month at Popeyes with Krui-
son' with Katie. Regular meetings
of the Fort Myers chapter are the
last Monday at Golden Corral
behind the Wal-Mart on Colo-
nial Blvd. Members eat at 6 p.m.
if they choose to and meet at 7
Once a year
day in May the
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CMA puts on the
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prayer event is held the first
week of May, but this opportu
nity presented itself and I decid-
ed to try a prayer luncheon this
year," Mr. Puletti said.
There is no cost for the lun
cheon, which will start at 11:30
a.m. The program is scheduled
to begin at approximately 12:10
p.m. and will conclude by 1
p.m. The menu includes hop
ping john, cornbread, dessert,
and iced tea.
Those are interested in at-
tending should call the LaBelle
City Hall, 675-2872, with the
number of people who will be
in their party. A love offering will
be taken to support the Faith
and Deeds Ministry.
The county should be ready to
stake its investment in the EDC,
Providing a ballpark figure of
$140,000 for staff ($75,000 for
an EDC director), and additional
funding needed for overhead,
professional fees and market and
research, Ms. Watermeier said
that roughly $275,000 is needed
to operate the group.
Of the amount, it is possible
that $150,000 can be secured
from the South Florida Water
Management District, she said,
$75,000 from the county, $15,000
from Clewiston and LaBelle each,
as well as $20,000 from EDC
members and new members.
Funding can be viewed either
as a cost or an investment, the
After the workshop, during
its regular meeting, the Hendry
County board of commissioners
voted to move forward and re
fund the council.
News Editor Jose Zaragoza can be
the Moore Haven bridge. Mem
bers are also to be found at bike
weeks from Daytona to Myrtle
Beach and beyond.
There are no dues, Dave said,
the non-profit CMA supports its
work through the sale of official
gear like pins, patches and acces-
sories at the goodies store.
If you're interested, please
contact Dave Randant at 863-673-
5803 for applications and infor-
Dave acknowledges that some
members were hard core bikers
at one time and still look a little
rough. But don't let their outward
appearance fool you -they're
all good people, he said, and all
there for the same thing to use
their love of motorcycles as a ve-
hicle to share their faith.
, local decision-making, and
le we might not yet invest in
y's treehouse project, we do
great mortgages for his family.
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CITY OF LABELLE
I do hereby Proclaim the City of LaBelle Election will be
held on July 21, 2009, for the offices of Mayor
Commissioner, Tax Assessor Commissioner, and Tax
Collector Commissioner, (Deadline for petition method
Noon, April 20th. Qualifying week Noon, May 11 to
Noon, May 15. The voter registration books will close at
5:00 p.m. June 22, 2009.
Proclamacion de un eleccion por Ciudad de LaBelle el
dia 21 de Julio 2009 por oficina de alcalde de comisiona-
dos, tasador de impuestos comisionados y recaudador de
impuestos comisionados. (Fecha limite por peticion de
medio dia el 20, de abril, 2009,) Calificar tiempo mediodia
11 de mayo, 15 de mayo, 2009. Los libros de registracion
sierran 22 de junio, 2009 a las 5:00 p.m.
City of LaBelle
Art. IV Sec. 20
2 SHARPS KARAOKE
Saturday, March 14
Starting at 5 pm
AMY'S ST. PATRICK'S DINNER
Monday, March 16. Includes Corn beef,
cabbage, potatoes, carrots and desseert all for $6
5 pm till it's gone!
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GOT STUFF TO SELL: Does anyone know how to get a space at the
LaBelle flea market on Saturdays? What time do you have to be there?
How much is a space? Who do you contact? I have alot of things to get
rid of and it seems that the yard sale crowd is dwindling.
PAYING FOR THE CB: I see our hometown newspaper has finally
started charging 50 center per copy at the office. Sounds okay to me
- been wondering why the Caloosa Belle never charged after all this
time. I guess everybody has to find ways to get along in these hard
RAW DEAL?:I was glad to see that somebody is asking questions
about the Sugar land deal with Charlie Crist. It's such a huge deal we
need to know all the ins and outs before we jump. And it looks like
there are a few folks who don't want everything known.
DISABLED APARTMENTS: That disabled apartment building in the
paper last week -what a great idea! I'm anxious to see how it comes
out and to get into that new Goodwill store they're supposed to build
FESTIVAL: People in other places might think something called a
"Swamp Cabbage Festival" sounds odd. But it's like a well kept secret.
Every year I look forward to the parade and festival. I enjoy the tradition
and we really need to keep our local traditions alive.
I believe everyone should
serve on a jury at least once. It is
our civic duty. I hope someone
will benefit from my recent first
It is not an easy thing to sit in
judgement of someone. You have
to consider the evidence and the
testimony and remain impartial.
You will only have as much in-
formation as the court allows. So
you probably won't have it all.
You will not have access to the
laws involved in the case unless
they have been submitted as evi-
dence during the trial. What the
judge and attorneys say is not
testimony or evidence. Don't as-
sume that you can see the law just
because it's the most important
part of the trial. All you will have
is a summary the judge gives you
in his instructions before sending
you to deliberate. If you ask for
this information (the law) while
you're deliberating it will be de-
nied; which is what happened
in the case where I was a juror.
Upon reading the law on my re-
turn home, I would have voted
Above all remember the ac-
guilty. Just because he/she was
arrested does NOT mean guilty
under the law which includes the
sub-chapters. Your vote will affect
this person's life, perhaps forever.
It will probably have an impact on
your life as well, it has on mine.
My decision that day will haunt
me the rest of my life.
Before entering that court-
house, do some research on your
rights as a juror as well as the
accused's rights. Educate your-
self as much as you can so you
have the knowledge to perform
your duties as best you can. Ask
the court for clarification before
going to deliberate. And as you
deliberate keep in mind your fel-
low jurors might not be truthful
in their statements. Listen to your
own instincts and conscience and
stick to your guns. If it results in a
mistrial-so be it.
Since I obtained a position as
a language arts teacher at LaBelle
Middle School, I have been very
faculty and statt. It has been a
heartwarming experience to wit
ness the way the employees pull
together like a family through the
good and the bad times. There
have been many times over the
years where events have inspired
our family ties to be evident. Re-
cent events have again created
the opportunity for just such a
This past week, we, the staff,
have participated in the state-
wide symbolic gestures to let
our legislators know that we are
concerned about the budget cuts
in education. After all, we have
already lost valuable employees
and we see, first hand, how it af-
fects our students, and the mo-
rale at school. These symbolic
gestures were held this week, and
it was heartwarming again to see
the staff pull together and partici-
pate in this activity.
Monday, we wore red, symbol-
izing that our schools are bleed-
ing from the cuts. We are losing
members of our family, and it
does hurt. Wednesday, we wore
T-Shirts that read "Cuts Hurt Kids,
Save Our Schools." Thursday,
we wore bandaids on our hands
Wearing black is the most
important of all to me. Because
it symbolizes mourning, I wore
it for my sister who lost her job
at our school. After devoting the
past eleven years assisting stu-
dents in their learning, her posi-
tion was terminated. The saddest
day leading up to her departure
was when she had to tell the
circle of students that she helped
on a one-on-one basis that she
would be leaving them soon.
They responded with a resound
ing, "NO!" My sister actually had
a gray coloring to her sweet com-
plexion. So, I wore black for you,
Nancy Wilson. I am not the only
employee here at LMS who miss-
es you, dearly. Every day someone
else comes up to me to express
the sadness of losing you.
We sincerely hope that our
legislators hear our cries of pain,
and that our missing employees
can soon return to where they
belong. We need them. Our kids
need them. A statement has never
been as poignant as "CUTS HURT
Thanks for listening,
Faith in the Marketplace: No reserves,' 'No retreats,' and 'No regrets'
Sf l t k 01 41 **
ou rea y ic me o
Remember a few weeks ago
I recommended the "Forgive to
Live" workshop at Carlson Me-
morial United Methodist Church?
Remember that? I was there
the thought oc
curred to me
that I might be-
gin this column
with "I told you
so!" But, of
course, I would
never do such a
thing, so I won't.
I'll simply say Fr. Alan
that Dr. Dick Tib- Kelmereit
bits gave us all
sorts of really good reasons not to
hold onto our anger, starting with
high blood pressure, heart attacks
and other serious ailments stem-
ming from the increased tension
that always exists in people who
are harboring anger. Now that's
an attention getter!
It seems to me that over the
past 30 or so years anger has
been a growing issue in this
country. Remember the spate of
shootings on the California free-
ways years back? "Road rage" it
was called, and all sorts of classes
were started to treat people who
lost control of their tempers while
driving. I'm absolutely certain
that you've been angry at some-
one else while driving. I'm cer
tain because I've run across that
very same person, or someone
very like him, and he really got
under my skin. I also happen to
know that you've been angry at
someone else for something she
said, either to you or about you.
I'm sure of that because she said
something about me, too.
All of us get mad at other peo-
ple for all sorts of things they do or
say. Sometimes our anger is justi-
fied sometimes not, but we all do
it. The real issue isn't whether
we get angry or not, we do, ev-
ery last one of us. That's human
nature, that's the way we are. The
real issue is what we do about
our anger. Do we pull out a gun
and shoot the driver who cut us
off, or do we take a baseball bat
to the car that squeezed us out of
the parking spot we were almost
in? No, we don't! At least, I don't,
and I don't think you do either or
I would have heard about it. We
may pound the steering wheel,
berate the so and so without roll-
ing our window down, or other
more or less harmless anger re-
After all, the jerkwho cut us off
is probably oblivious to what he's
done, or is so used to doing things
like that that it doesn't really regis
ter as stupid any more. If we hang
onto that anger, we're the ones
who pay the price, not that miser-
able offender. We make ourselves
miserable, unhappy, generally no
more fun to be around. Worth it?
f course not! We need to learn
how to get rid of our anger for our
REALLY IMPORTANT NOTE:
Starting this Saturday, March 14,
at 5:30 p.m., we're going to begin
a discussion forum at Church of
the Good Shepherd based on the
topic in each week's column. It
will be an integral part of our Sat-
urday evening service, and give
you a chance to speak up rather
than just sit and listen. Yes, you
guessed right, this Saturday it will
be about anger! Give it a try, you
might like it!
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-
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By Les Morgan, pastor
Caloosa Baptist Church, LaBelle
In recent years, I have made it
somewhat of a hobby to research
the lives of people whose impact
on society and culture has far sur-
passed their time on earth. The bi-
ographies I've read have included
those of key peo
pie within the
church, as well
as those whose
any church was
I have learned I
about men and
are well-known Dr. Les
American he- Morgan
roes and those
who never came
across the borders of the United
Recently I re-read the story
of William Borden. His short life
made a powerful impact not only
in his day, but in our day as well.
In 1904 William Borden gradu-
ated from a Chicago high school.
As heir to the Borden family for
tune, he was already a million-
aire. For his high school gradu-
ation present, his parents gave
16 year old Borden a trip around
the world. As the young man
traveled through Asia, the Middle
East, and Europe, he felt a grow-
ing burden for the world's hurting
people. Finally, Bill Borden wrote
home about his "desire to be a
One friend expressed surprise
that he was "throwing himself
away as a missionary."
In response, Bill wrote two
words in the back of his Bible:
Even though young Borden
was wealthy, he arrived on the
campus of Yale University in 1905
trying to look like just one more
freshman. Very quickly, howev
er, Borden's classmates noticed
something unusual about him
and it wasn't his money. One of
them wrote: "He came to college
far ahead, spiritually, of any of us.
He had already given his heart in
full surrender to Christ and had
really done it. We who were his
classmates learned to lean on
him and find in him a strength
that was solid as a rock, just be
cause of this settled purpose and
During his college years, Bill
Borden made one entry in his
personal journal that defined
what his classmates were seeing
in him. That entry said simply:
"Say 'no' to self and 'yes' to Jesus
Borden's first disappointment
at Yale came when the university
president spoke on the students'
need of "having a fixed purpose."
After hearing that speech, Bor
den wrote: "He neglected to say
what our purpose should be, and
where we should get the abil-
ity to persevere and the strength
to resist temptations." Surveying
the Yale faculty and much of the
student body, Borden lamented
what he saw as the end result
of this empty philosophy: moral
weakness and sin-ruined lives.
During his first semester at
Yale, Borden started something
that would transform campus life.
One of his friends described how
it happened: "It was well on in
the first term when Bill and I be-
gan to pray together in the morn-
ing before breakfast. I cannot say
positively whose suggestion it
was, but I feel sure it must have
originated with Bill. We had been
meeting only a short time when
a third student joined us and
soon after a fourth. The time was
spent in prayer after a brief read
ing of Scripture. Bill's handling of
Scripture was helpful. He would
read to us from the Bible, show
us something that God had prom-
ised and then proceed to claim
the promise with assurance."
Borden's small morning prayer
group gave birth to a movement
that spread across the campus.
By the end of his first year, 150
freshman were meeting for week-
ly Bible study and prayer. By the
time Bill Borden was a senior, one
thousand of Yale's 1,300 students
were meeting in such groups.
Borden made it his habit to
seek out the most "incorrigible"
students and try to bring them to
salvation. "In his sophomore year
we organized Bible study groups
and divided up the class of 300 or
more, each man interested tak-
ing a certain number, so that all
might, if possible, be reached.
The names were gone over one
by one, and the question asked,
'Who will take this person?' When
it came to someone thought to be
a hard proposition, there would
be an ominous pause. Nobody
wanted the responsibility. Then
Bill's voice would be heard, 'Put
him down to me.'"
Borden's outreach ministry
was not confined to the Yale cam-
pus. He cared about widows and
orphans and cripples. He rescued
drunks from the streets of New
Haven. To rehabilitate them, he
founded the Yale Hope Mission.
One of his friends wrote that he
"might often be found in the low-
er parts of the city at night, on the
street, in a cheap lodging house
or some restaurant to which he
had taken a poor hungry fellow
to feed him, seeking to lead men
Borden's missionary call nar-
rowed to the Muslim Kansu peo-
ple in China. Once that goal was
in sight, Borden never wavered.
He also inspired his classmates
to consider missionary service.
One of them said: "He certainly
was one of the strongest charac-
ters I have ever known, and he
put backbone into the rest of us
at college. There was real iron in
him, and I always felt he was of
the stuff martyrs were made of,
and heroic missionaries of more
Although he was a millionaire,
Bill seemed to "realize always
that he must be about his Father's
business, and not wasting time
in the pursuit of amusement."9
Although Borden refused to join
a fraternity, "he did more with his
classmates in his senior year than
ever before." He presided over
the huge student missionary con-
ference held at Yale and served as
president of the honor society Phi
Upon graduation from Yale,
Borden turned down some high
paying job offers. In his Bible, he
wrote two more words: "No re-
William Borden went on to
graduate work at Princeton Semi
nary in New Jersey. When he fin-
ished his studies at Princeton, he
sailed for China. Because he was
hoping to work with Muslims,
he stopped first in Egypt to study
Arabic. While there, he contract
ed spinal meningitis. Within a
month, 25-year-old William Bor-
den was dead.
When news William Whiting
Borden's death was cabled back
to the U.S., the story was carried
by nearly every American news-
paper. "A wave of sorrow went
round the world... Borden not
only gave (away) his wealth, but
himself, in a way so joyous and
natural that it (seemed) a privi-
lege rather than a sacrifice" wrote
Mary Taylor in her introduction to
Was Borden's untimely death
a waste? Not in God's plan. Prior
to his death, Borden had written
two more words in his Bible. Un
derneath the words "No reserves"
and "No retreats," he had written:
What a challenge! May God
give us the knowledge to perceive
what really matters in this life, as
well as the next, and what fool-
ishness needs to be heaved into
the nearest dumpster.
Dr. Les Morgan is pastor of
Caloosa Baptist Church in La
Belle, located 200 yards behind
Flora & Ella's on Highway 80.
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.P.E. is a FEMA
funded program managed by the
State of Florida. Outreach work
ers are in your community. If you
would like to talk with one of the
team members, please contact
Diego at 239-200-7454.
breakfast March 14
The Ortona Community Asso
ciation will hold its last Pancake
Breakfast of the season on Sat-
urday, March 14, from 7 a.m.-9
a.m. at the Ortona Community
Association, Ortona Locks Road
(Highway 78A). The all-you-can-
eat breakfast includes sausage,
pancakes, juice and coffee for $4.
The Widows Support Group
will meet for lunch at Don's Steak
House on March 19 at 11:30 a.m.
All widows welcome.
With today's economic chal-
lenges facing business, the busi-
ness owner may want to consider
expanding by doing businesswith
the government. Learn how by
attending one of two, no-charge
workshops on March 17. The
first one is scheduled for 9 a.m.
in LaBelle at Florida Community
Bank, on Bridge Street, and the
second is at 2 p.m. in Immoka-
lee at the new iTECH Center on
Ninth Street. This comprehensive
workshop will provide the steps
and information to become cer-
tified in doing business with the
government. Register on line at
www.FGCU.SBDC.edu and click
on workshops and seminars, or
call Janice at 863-840-2279.
LHS, Langford partner
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.
Happy St. Patrick's
American Legion Post 130 will
celebrate on March 17 with a
corned beef and cabbage dinner,
$7 per plate from 5 7 p.m.. Kara
oke in the lounge by Steve from
VFW plans activities
Enjoy 2 Sharps karaoke Satur-
day, March 14, at 5 p.m. a VFW
10100, SR 29S.
Plan to be at the St. Patrick's
Dinner of corned beef and cab-
bage, potatoes, carrots and des
sert Monday, March 16, beginning
at 5 p.m.
Come to the He/She Fashion
Show Saturday, March 21, at 5
p.m. Men dress up as ladies and
vie for first, second and third
Call 675-8008 for more infor
mation on any of these activities.
Help for the animals
A yard sale for Animal Rescue
will be held Saturday, March 14, at
10 a.m. at Eurotex Cabinet Shop,
just north of the bridge.
classes to start
Cigarette and Smokeless To-
bacco Cessation Class starts
Thursday, March 12 -last class on
Thursday, April 9.
Free classes held in the confer-
ence room at Hendry Convenient
Care Center, LaBelle.
Contact Eliseo Rangel at 239-
462-9068 to register.
Car Club March
The South Central Florida Car
Club will host two events this
month. The monthly cruise-in will
be Wednesday Mar. 18, 6-8 p.m.
at Popeyes in LaBelle on SR 80
with oldies music, a 50/50 draw-
ing and a SCFCC member's 'Car
of the month'. On March 21 come
to their first area Swap Meet at the
VFW Post 10100 in LaBelle on
Hwy. 29 South next to the rodeo
grounds. Bring your new/used
car parts and bits and pieces and
anything else you have for sale or
trade and join the fun. Spaces will
be $10 each. To make a reserva-
tion call Jimmy at 863-674-0467.
If you have one car, lots of cars or
just like cars, come on out for a
fun time. Bikers welcome.
Muse plans poker ride
Muse Volunteer Fire Depart-
ment is sponsoring a benefit
horseback poker ride on Satur
day, March 21. The winning hand
will win half the pot the rest to
raise funds for equipment for the
firefighters. After the ride, enjoy
hot dogs, hamburgers and home-
made ice cream. Don't ride a
horse? Please buy a ticket for the
50/50 cash raffle. A raffle table
will have many nice horse-relat
ed items. For more information,
please call Ellen at 863-612-0996.
$150 off any Wedding
or Quincefiera Package
must be used by 1/1/10
is in the air
with $50 purchase
C, L M.
Volunteers work hard
LaBelle Nature Park Volunteers show of some of the 180
pounds of exotic potato vine tubers collected during the
Potato Roundup February 3. Front row: Brittany Bentancourt
(puppy), Rachael McClain, Nargis Abduvohidova. Middle:
Marti Daltry, Becky Opper, Margaret England, Gloria Sajoo
Back row: Jean-Baptiste Thibaut, Chris Delnegro, Annette
Mike Dunn, vice president of Lodge Construction recently
donated Athletic Team Chairs to the West Glades School Ath-
letic Department. Lodge completed construction of the new
WG gym facility this past August. From left to right are: Mike
Dunn, Jack Dunn, Brendan Banda, AC Likens, Jesten Clark,
Rachel Felicie, Santa Maldonado and Debra Davis, principal.
New directors appointed
to Barron Library Board
Dr. L. Lamar Youmans and Sue
Williams have been appointed to
the Board of Directors for Barron
Library, and will be installed at
the Annual Meeting scheduled for
Monday, March 16, at 7 p.m.
Dr. Youmans graduated from
the University of Florida in 1986.
He went on to graduate from the
University of Houston, College of
Optometry in 1990 with a Doctor
of Optometry degree.
He is certified by the Florida
Board of Optometry and has been
in private practice with Family Eye
Care in LaBelle since 1990, where
he specializes in primary eye care
and contact lenses.
Dr. Youmans is affiliated with
Southwest Florida Optometric
Association, Florida Optometric
Association and the American
He has been a LaBelle Cham-
ber Board Member since 1994,
serving as President from 2000
2002. Dr. Youmans has also been
a LaBelle Rotary Club member
from 1995 to 1999, serving as its
In addition to serving the
community, Dr. Youmans enjoys
spending time with his family,
which includes his wife Rachelle
and his son Logan.
Sue Williams began working
part-time at Hendry County Bank
in 1973 while attending LaBelle
High School. She has worked in
Christ the King
"Where everybody is Somebody ---
and Jesus is Lord."
9 a.m Sunday Worship
1st, 3rd & 5th Sunday
10:15 am. Bible Study
.4 miles west of Hwy 29
all departments of the bank, serv-
ing as Administrative Assistant to
three of the bank's presidents.
Sue is currently the Assistant Vice
President and Branch Administra-
tor for Florida Community Bank
with duties that include oversee
ing all of the operational and
personnel issues at the LaBelle
Sue joined Kiwanis Club of La
Belle in 1999 and has served on
the clubs board for nine years.
The LaBelle club supports many
organizations and clubs through
out the area, with a strong focus
on the education and develop-
ment of young children and col-
lege bound students.
Sue is a resident of LaBelle and
enjoys her off time with husband
Ricky, and three children, Angela,
Doug and Garrett.
Barron Library is excited to
have Dr. Youmans and Sue Wil-
liams serving on the Board of Di-
LABELLE Earl Lee Prather, of
LaBelle, passed away March 6, 2009,
in Lehigh Acres. He was 67.
He was born Feb. 11, 1942, in
Somerset, Ky., to Charles Luther
Prather and Zora (Eaton) Prather.
He has lived in LaBelle since 1979
and worked for Berry's, Citrus Belle
and various groves. He was a former
resident of Shelbyville, Ind.
Survivors include four daughters,
Debra Sue Casteel of Ft. Myers, Me-
lissa Gaskin of Indiana, Crystal Hill of
Fort Myers, and Judy Prather of Ft.
Myers; brother, Henry Robert Prath-
er of Shelbyville, Ind.; two sisters,
Betty Parrish of LaBelle and Edith
Mae "Sue" Prather of Kentucky;
grandchildren, Travis and Morgan
Klare, Matthew, Jerrica and Tiffany
Prather, Autumn and Angelo Gaskin;
and great-grandchildren, Joey and
A Gathering of Family and Friends
was held Monday, March 9, 2009, at
Barron Park in LaBelle.
Cremation Arrangements by Akin
Davis Funeral Home, LaBelle.
Luckey, Sgt. Major
USMC (Ret.), 91
BEAUFORT, S.C. Sherman
Cleveland Luckey, Sgt. Major USMC
(Ret.), died Tuesday, March 3, 2009,
in Beaufort Memorial Hospital. He
He was born in Ft. Myers, Fla., a
son of the late Samuel and Anna
Laot c imllann sutip ana lliou ai rUnc
26 years of service and earned the
rank of Sgt. Major.
Among his achievements were 14
campaign ribbons during World
War II and Korea with one personal
combat ribbon. He was a life mem-
ber of the Drill Instructors Associa-
tion, a member of the Fleet Reserve
Association, Carteret Street United
Methodist Church, United Methodist
Men, the McLeod Bible Class, direc-
tor of the Cancer Support Group,
and former board member of
Friends of Caroline Hospice.
He is predeceased by his parents;
two wives, Thelma Williard Luckey
and Caroline Brunson Luckey; two
brothers; and three sisters.
Survivors include one son, Hey-
ward C. Luckey of Hilton Head;
three daughters, Ann L. King and her
husband Robert of Edisto Island,
Druscilla B. Bridges of West Colum-
bia, and Martha Luckey of Nyack,
N.Y.; one sister, Evelyn Hancock of
Florida; nine grandchildren; 11
great-grandchildren; one great-great-
grandchild; and many more loving
nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Friday,
March 6, 2009, at Carteret Street
United Methodist Church. Burial fol
lowed in Beaufort National Ceme-
tery with full military honors.
Memorials may be made to the
Carteret Street United Methodist
Church, 408 Carteret St., Beaufort,
SC 29902, Friends of Caroline Hos-
pice, 1110 13th St., Port Royal, SC
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Dear Friends of the Dunlap Family,
Thank you, EVERYONE, for making the Mary Dunlap
Memorial Service a meaningful and successful one. It was
heartwarming and humbling to have all of you with us to
share in our loss and to celebrate Mary's live. Your pres-
ence, generous gifts of cards, calls, flowers, memorials,
food and other expressions of love are sincerely appreciat-
ed. We, especially, thank Benton Mangueria, pastor of
Carlson Memorial United Methodist Church, for the beau-
tiful service; the musicians who provided requested music,
as well as the ladies of the church who served a delicious
and bountiful meal to so many
We ask that you all continue to pray for us in the coming
months. Our prayer is that God will bless us all.
With deepest gratitude, love and respect,
The Family of Mary M. Dunlap
Tully, Robert, Betsy and Debbie
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1.15 +/- ac of commercial property w/Cotwboy Way
4.61 +/- ac oned -2. $550,000
HWY 80 frontage in city limits with B 2 zoning. tis
97 acre parcel is your golden opportunity
Additional out parcels and seller inancing available
Well established, newer built laundry mat located
south of toiwn on SR 29. Sparkling clea and in a
location with promising growth $330,000
Ideal business corner w/potential for growth,
Business property w/ office on 65+/- ac on Main St
Additional hbilding site to the cast. uilding previously
used as attorneys ofice. 16x12 Storage sed. Centrally
located one block off SH80 & one blok from Hendry Co
Location with a Future! 90 acre in the city limits
offering 200' on SR 80 with 11-2 oning $289,000
LAND AND BIIIDING ONIX! 1,907 sq, ft -siow-
room & offices, 1,216 s. ft. warehouse & office, 320
sq. ft add'i storage. Building can be converted into
two separate businesses. SR S0 frontage. $272,900
Licated in the LaBelle Courthousr business District
just one block north of HWY 8s w/lM-1 zoning, this
well maintained home offers endless possibilities.
Call Now! $165,000
82 acre industrial parcel on S Industrial Loop
Priced to Sel! $150,000.
2/1 CountryVillage $500/mo
3/1 on 3 ac: $650/mo
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I ii of the Hendryand Glades County diaper changing techniques and ter in school, have better social 6. Discipline means to teach, community, and know that there
Health Departments is proud to
announce the success of their
Fatherhood Classes. The Hendry
and Glades County
Health Departments now has
three trained Fatherhood Facilita-
tors: Jim Martinson, Ken Carrion
and Darryl Summersett.
They all have completed the
Conscious Fathering Program.
Thanks to their recruiting efforts
and the networking with commu-
nity partners, twenty-four fathers
have recently completed the fa-
We all know that babies don't
come with instruction booklets,
so this is an opportunity for dads
to learn how to nurture their ba
Routines are essential for a
child's development and parents
need to be consistent, predictable
and reliable for their babies.
The main goal of the class is
to give fathers more confidence in
their role of caring for their baby.
Moms and dads should be equal
partners in caring for their baby.
The classes teach fathers many
hands-on skills and baby-basics,
which include holding the baby,
diaper changing, burping a baby,
comforting a baby when they
are upset, as well as many other
things that dads may face when
their bundle of joy arrives.
Fathers also learn about the
Five-"S" calming techniques
which are: Swaddling, Side-Posi-
tioning, Shushing, Swinging and
how they differ for baby boys and
baby girls. The "dolls" used in the
training look and feel like a real
One father, who recently took
the class, already had two chil-
dren and thought that he knew
most everything about babies.
He was surprised that he
learned a lot of new things from
Research has shown that
when fathers are involved in child
skills and have higher self esteem,
which also results in less juvenile
delinquency and decreases teen
The top ten tips for dads are:
1. LOVE-Show affection to
2. Take time to play with your
3. Listen to what your child has
4. Read to your child
5. Learn about your child's de-
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7. Work with your partner and
be good role models
8. Keep your word, keep your
promises and be honest
9. Be involved in your child's
10. Protect and guide your
Classes are being offered at
the RCMA in LaBelle and Moore
Haven and at the Mt. Calvary Bap-
tist Church in Clewiston.
is assistance out there if you are
feeling a little nervous about be-
ing a dad!
If you are interested in the
class, or if you have any father-
hood questions, please call Jim,
Ken or Darryl. They are avail-
able to give you information and
support. Call the Hendry County
Health Department in LaBelle:
863-674-4041, ext.140, or in
Clewiston: 863-902-3311 ext.532
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Don't miss the Chamber fun
What happens every year, brings together all kinds of folks
for a great time and offers the possibility of a big payback?
The Annual LaBelle Chamber of Commerce Giveaway, that's
what! Just check out the photo of last year's event Phill Pel-
letier getting into his pirate persona! This year, come dressed
in the "Survivor" theme to add to the fun. This Saturday, March
14, the action will be at the LaBelle Civic Center. It kicks off
with free drinks at 6:30 p.m. The famous prime rib dinner will
be served from 7-8 p.m., whipped up by Peggy Hampton and
her crew and served by chamber directors. Choose from lots
of great items at the silent auction and don't forget the 50/50
drawing. All this leads up to the big doin's the cash give-
away, totalling $10,000. And who couldn't use that pay day?
Tickets are $125 and entitle the bearer to two prime rib din-
ners. Time is running short get your tickets at the chamber
office or from any chamber director. For more information,
OLQH to host health
event for residents
Our Lady Queen of Heaven
Catholic Church will host a
preventive health event for lo-
cal residents. The event is be-
ing offered by Life Line Screen-
ing and will take place at Our
Lady Queen of Heaven Catholic
Church on Thursday, March 26.
Life Line Screening is the
nation's leading provider of
screenings and scans for poten-
tial health problems related to:
blocked arteries, which is a lead-
ing cause of stroke; abdominal
aortic aneurysms, which can
lead to a ruptured aorta; hard
ening of the arteries in the legs,
which is a strong predictor of
heart disease; atrial fibrillation
(irregular heart beat), which is
closely tied to stroke risk; and a
bone density screening, for men
and women, used to assess the
risk of osteoporosis.
All five affordable, non-inva-
sive, painless vascular screenings
take 60-90 minutes to complete.
Register for a Complete Wellness
Package with Heart Rhythm for
$139. You must pre-register for
the screenings. Appointments
are limited, so sign up now by
calling 1-888-653-6441, or visit
Life Line Screening's Web site at
Submitted photo/Jerri Lynn Merritt
LaBelle, home of the beauties
Who put the BELLE in LaBelle? Isn't it obvious? Three of La-
Belle's most beautiful and talented young ladies got together
for a photo at the recent Chalo Nitka Festival in Moore Ha-
ven. Pictured from left: 2009 Miss LaBelle Swamp Cabbage
Festival Daphne Glisson, 2009 Miss Hendry County Ashley
Pittman and 2009 Miss LaBelle Swamp Cabbage Festival
Princess Olivia Luckev.
**"*****< HOMES """" < '
* Beautiful custom built home on river w/high ceil
ings, split floor plan, stainless steel appliances,
caged pool and laIge patio area. Also includes a
1l,0M00 pound boat lift. $495,000
* Horse loves welcome 4/2.5 on 3.24+/- in Port
laiclle Ranchetics subdivision. 2,500 sq. ft of living
area, 2 car garage, wrap around porch and lots, klts
* Co orate owned 4/3 caged )ool steal building,
and i R C RAOT f
* Corporate owned an priccd to sell In Cclwiston
with spacoulls lt I rlc r lot at inter,
setting canals ,9
* Nice 3/1 CBS in Port Ialle. llel ler says make
* 3/2 on oversized corner lot in Port IaBelle. Make
your appt today $99,900.
* Co(y 2/1 in Prt LaBelle. COmpletely redone form
top to bottom Need to see to believe. $90,000.
* Cor wate owned 3/25 pobol home icated
lose NDTERg C TRAlCT
floor plan. $79,900.
* oiprate ownenLd in I ehihAcrs'3/ C3 2 hoime
* Corporate owned 3/2 CUS home w/2 car garage,
large kitchen area, oversized den. Needs minor crs-
metic work. $74,900.
* ]ank approved Short Sald Nice 2001K 3/2 with
vaulted ceilings, spacious rooms, plenty of kitchen
cabinets! Near schools and outside city limits.
* Corporate owned! 3/2 in Lehigh Acres off of
Gunn inE us TRA9!CTo
ioor ]Tan and close To shopping and sc ools,
* Coporate owned! 3/2, 2 car garage, separate living
room! Family ooim. $62,400.
* Duplex 3/2 each side with single car garage
Needs a little I1C hil priced to sell $60,000,
* Fisherman weekend retreat:3/2 still home,
w/covered carport, fenced yard and in move in con-
* Corporate owned 4/2 located in Sun-N-Lakes
Subdivision near lake Placid Needs a TIC.
* Copt a lit.
* 2/2 ....i or c ( 'J | mic
til.e, sie MY1 E S cONTR i a Wt
* Corporate owned[ 4/2 located only a couple miles
away form Lake Placid. $49,900.
* Corporate owned immaculate 3/2 CBS home in
Ixhigh near le Blvd on .25 are. $46,900.
* Lehigh C il g 3 fl3 home on 30
ofan acrea $SI9,' **
* Corporate owned! Handy man special. 3/2 CBS in
Central lchigh $38,000.
* Great investment potential' IBlIUB home on a
corner li.t Homes needs some work,. but is priced
to sell $25,000
***a***** MOBILE HOMES **s *****
* Need more l'living" noom? 2,152 sq ft (if luxurious
FEATURES OF THE WEEK!
3/2 CUSTOM HOME Almost New!
REDUCED $48,900. PENDING
BUSINESS R Acre
property ew and Hwy
2 +/- ACRES IN FELDA fronting on Hwy
29 possible commercial zoning. $175,000
2BR/1BA MOBILE HOME in Ortona
w/water views $49,500
3BR/2BA MOBILE in the city $71,000.
3 ACRE (6 LOTS) on corner of Hwy 78
and Commanchee 125' x 250' $99,900
3BR/2BA HOME1 Large Oaks and nicely
4BR/2BA HOME! Seller will contribute
towards Buyers Closing Costs! $135,500
2BR/1BA MOBILE in Ortona w/great
views of the river $149,500.
3BR/2BA HOME has charming setting
under shaded oak canopy B-2 zoning
allows for residential use now and future
3BR/2BA CUSTOM HOME- Seller will
consider all offers. $164,000
3BR/2BA WELL MAINTAINED MOBILE
HOME on 3 lots $180,000
CUSTOM VICTORIAN CHARM! 3Br/2Ba
located in stable Caloosa Hammock subdi-
vision, an area of beautiful
MIITI FAMILY 7ZONn PROPERTY
living. This 4BR/2B home on 10)+/ acres has it all
frim it spacious Family room w/stone fireplace, mas-
ter suite w/ office, covered pIreh, and fencing for
hotres, Tlis one is a steal @ only $250,000
* Size will surprise youl 20R/2B home on 10+/-
acres is very well kept and former module home.
Features a warm comfortable living moom w/gas fire-
place, spacious kitchen, front & real covered porch-
* Immaculate 4/2 on 9.54 acres. Spacious living
room, family mrom w/fireplace, large master suite,
iots, lots of more. $249,900.
* Plenty of room for gardening on these 2.29+/
acres with a 3/2 manufactured home. Motivated sell
* Relax the rural way! Situated on 1.25 acs in grow-
ing Montura, beautiful new 2006 3/2 manufactured
home with over 1100 sq ft if living area. SELJJhR
FINANCING AVAILABLE! $129,900
* Want country living without the long drive to the
city? Get the best of both worlds with this 3BF/2BA
home on 2.29+/ acres on Case Road. Enjoy the
quiet & privacy plus a wood burning fireplace, vault-
ed ceilings, and lexas sized rooms! $124,900.
* let's make a deal! 3 bidnxrm 2 bath home fea
tures uilt in cabinets, large master ath, spacious
kitchen, and plenty of elhow r om thru the rest of
the house. Outside vou will find a fenced yard and
storage shed. $110,000
* tIwo for the price ofone All in one acre, 3/2 well
maintained manufactured home plus a 2/2 manufac-
tured home. Plenty of fruit trees and oak trees All
offers welcome! $100,000
w/remodeled 2/2 "Cracker-Style" House
on .60 +/- acre. $289,000
3BR/2BA WATERFRONT HOME. Gulf
Access, V, Acre lot. East of LaBelle. Price to
sell at $314,900
5BR/4BA (3 MASTER SUITES) Pool
Home on %+ acre lot in town! $399,000
HOMES ON ACREAGE
3BR/2 BA MOBILE on 2.5 acres,
4BR/2BA MOBILE HOME! 5+/- Acres,
cleared w/fence and pond. $179,000.
3BR/2BA CBS on 5 Acres in the country
12+/- ACRES W/3BR/2BA CBS HOME
fronting on Hwy 78 West of LaBelle!
3BR/2BA HOME on 1.37+/ Acre!
Commercial Zoned. Hwy Frontage.
8.8 +/- ACRES FRONTING ON HWY
720 3Br/lBa CBS Home. $490,000.
5BR/4BA HOME built in 2004 on 20+/-
/2 POOL HOME ON 66 5 +/- acres in Felda
ACREAGE ON HWY 29 IN FELDA...
13.3+/- acres zoned A-2, can be divided.
Perfect for Agri-Business!
64 ACRES OF PRIME FERTILE LAND in
Felda, less than $8,600 / ACRE.
LOTS AVAILABLE Please call for details
* Needing Privacy? lcauitul 4.58 a/c +/ with older
mobile home. (potential rental income) outside cityr
limits Priced to sell $93,000
* Starter home or investment' 2/1 on 1.86 acres with
Florida room and acsog bllI'ed to sell $64,900.
* Affordable starter or renita Ii~ i/1 5 on corner lot in
Moor- Haven $50,000.
* Corporate owned! 3/2 just a few miles south lif Laille.
Needs a little TLC $43,000
Call about our vacant land
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S.29 +/- acre in Belmont S/D. Priced to sell at only
$42,000. Possible seller financing.
* Call about our Port LaBelle lots!
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* REDUCED! Great investment property Located
just feet from SRliS in LaBelle. The building has over
1800 scjuare feet of office space and has plenty of
rvom for parking. The floorplan has the advantage
of being able to be split into 2 separate rental ofices,
while still providing a common lobby area
* Iog Cabin BBQ Centrally located in LaBelle with
167+/- feet of frlntrage oin SR. $279,000!
* Prime 20+/ acre potential commercial parcel
located near West Glads Elementary in Muse and
iust minutes away from downtown lalelle. $3.50
per square foot.
* Invest now build later: Corner lot outside city
limits near town $155,000.
* Location' I.lation! Property kocated at entrance
of Lalelle. $70,000.
Real Estate Coro.
Marilvel Sears licensed Real I state Broker Sales Associates Name Hendrickson, Margaret
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Discover 'Being Earnest'
Chandler Bridwell, Alexa PeAa, Julia Beals and Tina Kirby show off their costumes made by
Julia Beals, also doubling as wardrobe mistress, for the evergreen Oscar Wilde 1895 com-
edy running through a Sunday matinee on March 15, at 2 p.m. at LaBelle Firehouse Cultural
Center, 241 N. Bridge St. This production features Thursday Student Special Admissions for
only $7 with student ID and advance reservation. General admission is $14 at the door with
$12 for advance reservations. Call 863-675-3066 for reservations.
LHS loves reading
The members of "Friends of
the LaBelle High School Library"
held their first meeting on Satur-
day, Feb. 14. Books were sorted,
refreshments enjoyed and we
discussed the joys of reading. It
was decided that we would hold
our first book sale on Saturday,
March 21. Books will be sold on
the grassy area just south of the
U-Save parking lot in LaBelle.
Mr. Childs has graciously permit-
ted us to use his property for the
sale. The sale will be held from
8-11 a.m. Come and support our
efforts to improve the Library col
lection at LaBelle High School. If
you have books you would like
to donate, please contact Mel
Greenleaf at LaBelle high School
or donate them on the day of the
enrollment day set
Enroll your 4 year old in the
Volunteer Pre-k Program! The
Early Learning Coalition invites
you to VPK Enrollment Day on
Friday, March 14, from 8 a.m. un-
til 1 p.m. Come meet local child
care providers and learn about
their Voluntary Pre-k programs.
Your child is eligible for the Sum-
mer VPK program if they were
bond between Sept. 2, 2003 and
Sept. 1, 2004 and eligible for Fall
session 2009 and Summer 2010
if your child was born between
Sept. 2, 2004 and Sept. 1, 2005.
If your child's birthday falls be-
tween these dates, bring proof
of child's age (birth certificate or
passport) and residency (parent
driver's license, utility bill, pay
stub, rent or lease agreement)
to the 4-C offices along with im
munization records. The offices
are located at either 2675 Winkler
Ave. Ste 300, Ft. Myers, 239-935-
6100 or the 4-C office in Naples at
201 Eighth Street South, Ste 200,
Naples, 239-213-1137. The Early
Learning Coalition of Southwest
Florida contracts with Communi-
ty Coordinated Care for Children,
Inc. (4C) to provide services for
families enrolling children in early
It's Bunny bingo!
Everyone is welcome to West
Glades School PTO's Bunny bin-
go Friday, March 20. Doors open
at 6 p.m.; games start at 6:30 on
campus in the school cafeteria.
Ten games of bingo $5, raffle tick-
ets 50 cents prizes, food and fun
to purchase supplies for school
meeting times set
Attention all parents of LHS
Junior and Senior students, the
next Project Graduation meeting
March 31, at 6 p.m. located at the
LHS Cafeteria. Please check the
LHS Web site for info. concerning
Need help getting your
child ready for Pre-k?
Parents, would you like to help
your child get ready for Kinder-
garten? Hendry County Schools
is offering a free voluntary pre-k
program for students that will be
5 years old before 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 transporta-
tion. This 300 hour educational
program is taught by certified
teachers using an exciting cur-
riculum. For more information
call Beth Lutkenhaus at Country
Oaks Elementary School, 863-
Men of LaBelle" meets Monday
evening March 16 at 7 p.m. at First
Christian Church on Ford Ave. A
dinner is provided for all that at-
tend. Officers will be elected. A
freewill offering is received. Every
man is welcome to this trans-de-
nominational gathering. Contact
Dave Alexander 1-239-340-1575
The keynote speaker will be
Dr. Coril Warmington, founder of
the Faith and Deeds Ministry of Ja
maica which was started to mo
tivate, equip and empower Ca
ribbean Christians into missions.
She is one the first missionaries
sent out from Jamaica.
tian Church for dinner and singing
at the "Third Sunday Sing" March
15 at 5 p.m. No charge for dinner
and no love offering. The church
is located at Lee and Ford Streets.
For information call 675-1366.
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/po
tatoes, cole slaw, roll, tea & des-
sert and will be served from 4-7
p.m. on Friday, March 20, at the
Church Social Hall. A drive-thru
Tickets are $8. Call Raymond
Crawford at 675-1845 or Marilyn
Barrios at 675-8097.
Cowboy Church to
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.
HIV/AIDS could be close to home
By Pat Dobbins,
Scary, but true, "HIV/AIDS-It
could be closer
to home than
a scary topic,
but one that
needs to be
en account for
34 percent of Patricia
AIDS cases and Dobbins
29 percent of HIV cases that were
reported in 2007. t may be surpris-
ing, but most cases of HIV/AIDS
are from the results of sexual rela-
tions between men and women.
Even though there has been prog
ress in fighting HIV in Florida,
there is still an unacceptable rate
of women being infected.
Some people may think that
only homosexuals, drug users,
those with lower financial status
or lower education levels are the
people who end up getting infect-
ed. This is simply not true. Anyone
that chooses to have unprotected
sexual activity puts themselves at
risk of infection.
Also the sharing of injection
needles (which can include tat-
tooing and piercing, not just drug
use) are also factors that could
increase your risk of infection.
Spring Break is upon us once
again, and I urge all of the college
students to please think about the
choices you make. The Florida
Department of Health recognized
March 10 as National Women &
Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day,
and in support of that, the Hen-
dry & Glades County Health De-
partments offered free testing.
Women of all ages need to em
power each other and encourage
each other to get tested. The AIDS
epidemic is now 27 years old, but
we still have to remind folks that
"it only takes one time" to get
infected. If you would like more
information on HIV/AIDS aware-
ness, please contact the Hendry
County Health Department at
863-674-4041 (LaBelle), 863-983-
1408 (Clewiston) or the Glades
County Health Department at
(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)
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.4 Free same day local delivery
S- Knolaiedgeable and Friendly Staff
2. Over 42 years of Experience in the Business
t-. Family OwnAd and Oparated Since "1964"
Our Gift Department
P. Graham Dunn
and Willow Tree Angel.
We have added this
back to our inventory
to help with
the hard times
A licensed medical care registry providing RN, LPN, CNA, HHA
and Companion/Sitter services individualized to fit your needs.
777 W. Hickpochee Ave LaBelle, FL 33935
Phone: 863-675-1231 Toll Free 866-675-1231
v Medical Associates I
v In Home Nursing Care
v Errands v Shopping v
v Transportation (To
v Live Ins v In-Home A!
nclude RNs, LPNs, CNAs, & HHAs
v Companions/Sitters v Laundry
Meal Preparation v Light Housekeeping
Dr. Appointments, Outings, etc.)
ssessment v Medication Management
v IV Therapy v Skilled Procedures
In the comfort of your own home*
Home is Still the Best Place to Be!
...Home is where the heart is and home is where you feel safe and secure. When sick-
ness or a disability occurs, it's best to recoup at home. That's where Heartland
Registry, Inc. can benefit you! We can provide those day-to-day services that have
become difficult for you. We can also provide physician ordered skilled nursing care or
comprehensive hands-on care for a few hours a day, or around the clock.
*Our services can also assist you in any licensed facility, i.e., hospital, nursing home, ALF, etc.
Left to right: Jenna Williams, Doris Foote, Christine Offutt, Joy
Walters, Rose Williams and Bryan Offutt
Our goal is to provide the highest quality
care possible and maintain your right to be
treated with dignity and respect at all
times, have your privacy respected, and be
involved in the decisions affecting your
Our Associates Are:
Convenient Care Center
Offers EXTENDED Hours
It's 5:00 p.m., and your child has spiked a fever, where can you go?
For the convenience of serving your family's healthcare needs,
Hendry Regional Convenient Care Center offers extended hours.
Open Monday through Friday
from 8 a.m. until 8 p. m,
and Saturdays from 8 a.m. until noon.
Call (863) 675-2356
To schedule your appointment
Hendry Regional Convenient Care Center
450 South Main Street, LaBelle, Florida
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Car Pool 110
Share a ride 115
Card of Thanks 120
In Memoriam 125
Give Away 140
Garage/Yard Sale 145
Special Notices 155
900 Numbers 160
CARPOOLER needed from
Labelle to downtown Fort
Myers -Mondaythru Friday,
JACK RUSSEL Pure bred.
White w/brown spots. Male.
2/2 years old. Good w/kids.
BIG YARD SALE
Fort Myers Shores
4th Street off Hwy 80
Crafts, Barnwood, tools, table,
driftwood, misc household
Sat., March 21, 8-?
Look for Signs!
River Oak Subdivision -Ortona
from LaBelle take 29N to 78E,
turn on Ortona Lock Road to
LABELLE- Sat,, March 14th,
8am-12Noon. 570 Sabal Palm
Court. Betwn Bryan & Lincoln.
LOADS OF NICE ITEMS!
LaBelle, Sat., March 14th,
8am-?, 5775 State Road 80
(5 miles west of town).
4 Storage Units To Auction
@ 12 Noon Plus Multi-Family
Yard Sale... Furniture, Tools,
Fishing Supplies, Baby Items...
Way too much to list!"l
LAUREL OAKS SUBDIVISION
Springview Circle, Port LaBelle
Saturday, March 14
8 am til ?
Visit our beautiful neighbor-
hood for some awesome bar-
gains on all kinds of items
LaBelle, Sat., March 14, 8am-
1pm, Take Rt. 29 South we
are located in front of the en-
trance to Green Tree Apts.
Something for EVERYONE...
Way too much to list!
Tall Guy- Secure, Semi-Re-
tired, 60, To meet Attractive
Gal or Couples for Dining,
Traveling, etc. (863)946-3123
Job Information 225
Job Training 227
-W I M
Earn some extra cash.
Sell your used items in
Hendry-LaBelle Recreation Board is
Groundskeeper. Applications and job
descriptions are available at the
Recreation Office at 310 West Cowboy
Way. Applications will be accepted until
Friday, March 20, 2009.
Veterans preference as outlined in the
Florida Statutes. Hendry County is an
equal opportunity employer. Drug
Front desk position responsible for interviewing
clients for service eligibility, answering phones,
file medical records; computer experience
helpful. Bilingual English/Spanish; Background
screening/fingerprinting required. EEO/AA
Apply on line:
Call Alina @ 863-947-0707 x 208
for more details
Control Chemist Seasonal
Operate all laboratory equipment, perform all re-
quired chemicalphysical tests on raw material, in-
termediate, and final products from the Raw Sugar
factory, log the tests results in written form or in a
computer file, calibrate the laboratory equipment
according to the calibration schedule, maintain the
laboratory clean, in order, and according to Good
Laboratory Practices, and generate laboratory re-
ports as required.
Experience in operating laboratory equipment and
performing chemical analyses.
Demonstrate the aptitude and ability to quickly
learn laboratory equipment operation and perform
Communicate effectively at all
boratory Manager and with the
times with the La-
Raw Sugar Factory
Basic knowledge of computers and computer data
-Apply online at www.ussugar.com
SWhere It's Ab1out (getting (Better"
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
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. (S)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. Licensed as an RN in the State of Florida.
BLS, ACLS, and PALS certification req, 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 possess excellent customer
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,
Apply Online: www.hendryreglonal.org
Drug Free Workplace. EOE
Earn up to $150 a day!
Undercover shoppers needed
to judge retail and dining es-
tablishments. Experience not
required. Call 888-755-8323
Earn some extra cash.
Sell your used items in
Time to clean out the
attic, basement and/or
your yard sale in the
classifieds and make
your clean up a breeze!
Department of Fire Rescue
Accepting applications for the position of:
(Part-time and Full-time positions available)
**Positions may be located on the Hollywood,
Brighton, Immokalee or Big Cypress Reserva-
tion, or as deemed necessary.
Applicants must submit the following documents at
time of application.
* State of Florida Firefighter II certification per
* State of Florida Paramedic certification per Florida
* State of Florida Emergency Medical Technician
certification per Florida Statutes.
* Emergency Vehicle Operators Course certification-
* Valid Florida Drivers License-Class D or above
* High School Diploma or G.E.D. equivalent.
* Social Security Card
* Birth Certificate (must be 21 years of age by May 1,
* Proof of citizenship or permanent residence.
Candidates are required to pass a written exam,
physical agility test, medical exam, drug screening
and comprehensive background investigation.
Salary: $ 42.365.03 plus:
* Rescue Diver certification incentive *Driver Opera-
tor certification incentive Comprehensive benefits
package 24/72 schedule
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315
Independent Newspapers will
never accept any advertise-
ment that is illegal or consid-
ered fraudulent. In all cases
of questionable value, such
as promises of guaranteed
income from work-at-home
programs if it sounds too
good to be true, chances are
that it is. If you have ques-
tions or doubts about any ad
on these pages, we advise
that before responding or
sending money ahead of
time, you check with the Bet-
ter Business Bureau at
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numbers may require an ex-
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distance toll costs. We will do
our best to alert our reader of
these charges in the ads, but
occasionally we may not be
aware of the charges. There-
fore, if you call a number out
of your area, use caution.
www.seminoletribe.com Or contact Human Resources
at 954-966-6300 ext 11136
will be accepted in person from
thru March 27th from 8:00am to
6:00pm Monday to Friday at:
Big Cypress Reservation- Fire
Jimmy Cypress Public Safety Building
30280 Josie Billie Hwy
Big Cypress, Florida 33440
Contact Telephone Numbers (863) 983-2150 or
All applicants must bring originals of all required
certificates and documentation at time of application.
Copier will be provided. Incomplete applications
will not be processed. All applications mailed, faxed
or received by any other method will not be processed.
For further information contact the Department o
Fire Rescue at: 863-983-2150 or 863-805-5450 Mon -
Par Tie 01
Part Time, mornings at the
Health Department in LaBelle.
Must be able to lift 35 lbs.,
bend, stoop, and climb a ladder.
If interested, pick up
application at 1140 Pratt
Ful Tim 020
\Full Time I
\Full Time 20
IT'S YOUR THING
THE SEMINOLE CASINO IMMOKALEE IS SEEKING FUN,
ENERGETIC & ENTHUSIASTIC INDIVIDUALS TO JOIN ONE OF
COLLIER COUNTY'S 2008 BEST PLACES TO WORK.
QUALITY INDIVIDUALS SEEKING CAREER OPPORTUNITIES AND
ADVANCEMENT ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY TODAY!
PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE:
WWW.THESEMINOLECASINO.COM TO DOWNLOAD AN
APPLICATION AND LEARN ABOUT OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE.
The Tribal Council gives preference in all of its employment practices to Native Americans. First preference in hiring,
training, promoting and in all other aspects of employment is given to members of the Seminole Trbe of Florida who meet
the job requirements Second preference is given to other members of federally recognized Native American Tribes who
meet the job requirements.
If you are interested in applying for any of these positions complete an Application and return it to the Casino HR
Department. Qualifications for the desired position will be reviewed and you may be given an opportunity to interview for
the posiien. As with all applicants, hiring decisions will be made by the department to which you are applying
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Child Care Needed410
Child Care Offered415
AMY'S AUTO DETAILING
741 S Bridge St
(By Randy's Garage)
Drop Off / Mobile Service
Be a Hendry County
School Board Bus
Driver. Contact the
When ou donate a
bag of groceries for
a local food bank.
439 W H 80
saves you money by
about best buys.
No wonder newspaper
readers earn morel
Air Conditioners 505
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Books & Magazines535
Business Equipment 545
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Health & Reducing
Household Items 630
Medical Items 650
Musical Instruments 660
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
To ys& Games 730
Wanted to Buy 740
JD MODEL B TRACTOR 1936
Runs well $4000.
APARTMENT DRYER small -
Works Great. $30.
KENMORE W&D Set Heavy
Duty 80 Series, Good Condi-
tion. $200. (863)675-4343
white s-b-s, water/ice disp.
24.6 cu it, excellent condi-
tion. $200. (863)675-2491
REFRIGERATOR Cream col-
or, with ice maker $125
(863)467-5756 Lv Msg.
Refrigerator Kitchen Aid,
Stainless Steel 24.5 cubic ft.
side by side. Very good
TWO WHIRLPOOL Refrigera-
tors (interchangeable parts)
$250 for both
WASHER Kenmore, Energy
Efficient. Front Loading.
WASHER Kenmore Heavy
Duty 60 Series. WORKS
WHIRLPOOL WASHER / Dyer
Set Like New $225.
13 Missouri St
Also do handyman jobs
Shop here first!
The classified ads
YOU A MOE INFORMED
o7J woner swamp"
oden ore popular
WASHERS & DRYERS
$125 & Up
REFRIGERATORS & STOVES
BENNOTI ITALIAN cappuccino
& espresso maker Includes
3 boxes coffee. In Labelle
MICROWAVE OVEN $10.00
STOVE White electric. Good
working condition. Please
call if interested. $150/or
best offer (863)675-1410
GLASS DISPLAY 2 glass
shelf,6' long in excellent con-
BICYCLE Woman's, road
master, excellent condition.
master-115 speed indexed-
new cond- $45.
MOTORIZED BICYCLE 2 cy-
cle, runs great, $900 invest-
ed, reduced from $400 to
METAL CARPORT 12x35 -
BIG POLES 20' x 18" and up
$3.50 per foot.
OAK CABINETS complete,
Jenn- Air cooktop/dble oven,
all good $100
RUGS Matching, Hand wov-
en. Wool. Hall Runner, Oval,
Rectangle & New Lg. 9'x11'
All for $450 (863)467-8140
3 PC Cabelas Mossy Oak Crib-
set Excellent condition.
JUMPEROO Rainforest by
Fisher Price. Excellent con-
dition. $40. (863)634-7905
Flags (150) decorative. 80-
30" x 40". 70 12" x 15"
$200 for all, very nice.
DELL Desktop Computer and
monitor with keypad $150
DELL LATITUDE C640 Laptop
including laptop bag -
DESKTOP TOWER Fast Dell
XP Pro NEW refurb, must
sell. $125. (863)517-2782
BAHAMA BED SET white,
w/multi colored fuchsia bed-
ding complete, $250
(863)467-2112 / 447-1571
BAR STOOLS (2) Pair -
creamy beige, swivel, leather
like. $35.00 for both
BUNK BED/DRESSER/DESK -
Has cubby/fort also. pd
1200 $400/or best offer
COFFEE TABLE 2 tier, rattan,
glass top, oval, with 2 end
tables, $75. (863)675-3016
DARK BROWN sofa and love
seat Like New!Beautiful.
1/3 of new price $800/or
best offer (863)634-2582
DINING TABLE/CHAIRS Nice
French Country table.(only 2
chairs)Seats up to 6 people.
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
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER -
White wash wood w/ glass
shelves. 9'w 6' 6" Tall.
LARGE 60 Gallon Fish Tank -
Option of black or oak cabi-
net stand, great condition!
LOVESEAT & SOFA CHAIR
$80 for set (863)612-5037
SLEEP NUMBER King Pillow
Top Bed Like newlFounda-
tion included. $1000/or best
CLUB CAR, 1997- New paint,
batteries & tires w/folding
windshield & charger $1800
CLUB CAR FOUR SEATER -
2000, w/folding windshield
& lights, charger $2,650
BERETTA SHOTGUN Unka
391 12 ga 26in barrel
chokes & case like new
SAVAGE 111 7mm Rem Mag
w/scope call 4 more info
WALTHER P38 (Pre WW2)
w/12 GA. Pump, Acces &
EXERCISE BIKE, cushioned
back & seat, $40.
Treadmill Built in TV. &
MP3 input. Call after 3pm
ROLAND DIGITAL Piano will
donate for tax Exemption
WELDER PROCLUB weight
bench and 3001b weight set -
$300/or best offer
TANNING BED Wolff Systems
16bulb Dark Tanning -
HOSPITAL BED Electric
w/mattress. $300 Call
CERAMIC POT pieces, all col-
ors (for mosaics). Pick up
truck full but you pick it up.
FLAGPOLE, 20' with 10' de-
tachable cross arm, can dis-
play 2 Ig & 4 sm flags $80.
Paul 863-675-6556 LaBelle
HOBART WELDER brand new
10,000 watt, 20 hp Kohler
(863) 840-0505 LaBelle
IIONIZERS 2 Like new,
black tower model. $175
Large Musical Carousel with
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
ONE Black diamond plated
tool box low profile $75.00
PLAY STATION II System
has 1 controller, 9 games,
exc. cond! Firm price $225.
RAIN SOFT water treatment
system 2 years old paid
TOTES 275 gallon in metal
c ag e, va I v e, g o o d
UPRIGHT Singer vacuum
WATER SYSTEM Complete,
1.5hp pump, water softener,
Pressure tank. New $1250.
Asking $650. (863)763-3932
TENOR SAXOPHONE with
case, CONN brand, gold,
asking $350 (863)675-4098
TWO SPEAKERS 2, 12" kick-
er speakers in box and 2000
Watt Amp $750 LIKE NEW
ii I. I
filter, all acces.
PUPPIES Free 6 weeks old
mixed breed puppies $0.
2 3 9 ) 6 5 7 6 4 3 6
ROOSTERS 2 White Silky
Roosters about 9 months
old, Free $0.
SEWING MACHINE CABINET -
Large w/8 drawers! Includes
Chair & Dress Form (Adj.
sizes). $195 (863)467-8140
LOUISVILLE SLUGGER Ulti-
mate Pitching Machine Ex-
cellent condition. $150.
POOL TABLE WITH STICKS
TREADMILL Owned for less
than a year Automatic in-
cline. In excellent condition.
Padded track. $400/neg.
S239 ) 7 0 7 1 2 3 5
BIG SCREEN TV JVC, 57",
HD, surround sound, $600.
PHILLIPS-MAGNAVOX TV -
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
WOOD LATHE Craftsman 36"
wood lathe with 5 turning
tools. In Labelle $150.
BICYCLE Wanted Girls 24" in
Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed/Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Services Wanted 830
Lawn & Garden 850
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
GROWERS CHOICE Soil Mix -
1/2 cb ft top soil mixed with
eucalyptus fine3 $1.95.
BBQ GRILL gas, side
shelves, weatherbeaten but
works good, w/propane tank,
CHIPPER Shredder Crafts-
man 5 hp. with bag. Very
Good Condition. $125. Call
GAS GRILL with side burner
full tank of gas $75.
RIDING MOWER, 2004 John
Deere, 48", new blades, new
battery, 23 hp Kohler engine.
Business Places 910
Farm Property -
House Rent 930
Land Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
FURNISHED 1 Bdrm. Apt.
Near center of LaBelle. $650
mo. + sec. dep. References
LARGE 1 Bdrm. apt. for rent.
Close to new iTech in Im-
mokalee. $550 mo. + sec.
dep. Call (239)707-5002
COMM SPACE FOR LEASE
turn key, small upscale, fully
equipped Beauty salon, Bar-
ber or massage studio. Need
own clientele. Reasonable
BRAND NEW HOME 3/2,
must see. 2457 sq. ft.
$185K or rent for $950/mo.
GREAT FAMILY HOME
460 Grant St, La Belle
3 bedrooms, 2 baths,
Large family rm & garage.
Big yard w/privacy fencing.
Reduced to $890 a mo!
1st, last & 1 mo sec. required.
Call Broker -Owner
(800)638-6946. Move into
your dream home tomorrow!
Home in town 3 bed, 1 bath
$600/mo + lmo security.
NO PETS! Call
LABELLE 3BR, 2BA, Ig
rooms, screened porch,
community pool. $750/mo.
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
PORT LABELLE 4084 Rain-
bow Circle. 4 BR, $875 mo.
Good condition. Call Fred.
LABELLE 5 Acres, corner lot,
Crescent Ave SW & Fay St.
REDUCED RENT in exchange
for Housekeeping, Yard
work, in a country home Call
New Ig. units avail.,
air conditioned &
non-air, each unit
fenced & well lighted,
space for boats,
RV & trucks.
1025 Commerce Dr.,
One man's trash is
another man's treas-
ure. Turn your trash
to treasure with an ad
in the classifieds.
SWEET CYPRESS RANCH
We Offer Seminole Feed, Lakeland Feed, Alfalfa, Timothy,
Orchard, T-85, Jigs, Compressed, Round & Square Bales
Call AI Curry at 239 872-0998
275 Kirby Thompson Rd, LaBelle FL. 33935
Every Monday-12pm & every
Tuesday- 1am. 763-3127
How do you find a job
in today's competitive
market? In the
of the classifieds
GROWERS SOIL Mix Half a
cubic ft of top soil mixed
with eucalyptus fine. $0.85.
Your new car could be in
today's paper. Have
you looked for it?
Cowboy Way & Kennedy Blvd.
5'x 10' $42.80 mo. incl. tax.
8'x10' $53.50 mo. incl. tax.
10'xlO' $58.85 mo. incl. tax.
8'x25' $96.30 mo. incl. tax
24 hr access $25 returnable
key deposit. 863-675-2392
Shop from a gift catalog
that's updated regulaly:
When doing those chores is
doing you in, it's ftie to
look for a helper in the
Grab a bargain from your
neighbor's garage, attic,
basement or closet in
Business Places -
Property Sale 1010
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Real Estate Wanted1065
Resort Property -
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080
New CBS Office Bldg.
Port LaBelle, FL
6156 s.f. 14 Offices
Conf. Rms. T1, Cat5, ++
Financing by Owner, 2/1, 3/2
and 4/2. No down payment
to buyers with appropriate
income. Bad credit no prob-
lem. Call Norman Waldron at
IMMOKALEE house for sale,
4BR/2BA, owner financing
avail., $139,900 or best of-
fer. Call 239-986-9395
New Home Buyers
Finish off that purchase
right! Visit White's
1060 Highway 29
2290 Phillips Rd, 2 acres with
septic tank & electric pole
LaBelle 2280 Phillips Rd. 6
acres, 3 septic tanks, 2 mo-
bile homes (ready for in-
come). Can build 3 houses
5 Acres- 5 minutes north of
town off 441, cleared
Mobile Home Lots 2005
Mobile Home Parts 2010
Mobile Homes Rent 2015
Mobile Homes Sale 2020
Mobile for rent. 2 bed/1.5 ba
on Evans Rd., LaBelle
LaBelle 2br, 12ba, $600 a
mo. + $600 sec dep. Refer-
ences req'd. Call After 5pm
or Iv msg (239)246-5106
LABELLE: Crescent Acres
area, 2br/2ba. Only $90 per
week. 863-673-6362. Call
MOBILE HOME FOR RENT
2/2, $610 mo., 1st, last
& security, 1st Month Free!
Newer doublewide, 4 bed 2
bath on Evans Rd.
4 cuartos, dos bans, casa
manufacturada con terreno a
solo $79,900. Llame para
MOVE TO YOUR LAND
Mobile Home Angels
Find it faster. Sell it sooner
in the classifieds
Fleetwood, 48', 2bed/lba, fur-
nished. carport & shed. cen-
tral heat/air Aqua Isles
Home/Land, 3/2ba. Ready to
move in. Easy financing with
only $3,000 down. Call for
Land-Home pkg available.
Now only $79,900.
4bed/2ba 863-612-6511 for
-MOBILE HOME SALES-
Brand New Park Model
12x36, Very Nice!
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Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Sport Vehicles/ATVs 3035
AIRBOAT HULL Apache, 12',
with good trailer & cage
works, no motor, $1500 or
best offer. (863)357-5754
BOSTON WHALER 1969 13ft
w/4Ohp 1996 evinrude LOW
CAROLINA SKIFF 40 hp mo-
tor $1700 (863)763-8132
THROUGH Select 16 ft.fi-
berglass gull hull,85 hp.evin-
rude engine runs great,brand
new garman fish@ depth
cond. $850. (863)993-3936
JOHNSON 20 hp outboard.
Dependable, easy start.
JONBOAT ALUMINUM Select -
10' flatbottom, A-1 cond.,
new paint, okeechobee
MERCURY 175 1982 For
sale- 175 hp Mercury Out-
board motor on a 1982 17.5
foot Hydra Sport bass fishing
boat. Included is a Kota all
terrain 401b. trolling motor
with foot control and 1982
Atwood trailer The motor
has been professionally re-
built within 100 hours. All in
good condition. Boat has live
well and bilge pump with a
forward and aft fishing plat-
form with chairs. $2950.
Sailboat 24' Bristol '68 sleeps
5, 4 sails, full keel, all sailing
equipment includ. 3 anchors.
SELECT 20 FT Pontoon Boat -
LaBelle. Also single axle trail-
er NO MOTOR $1600.
SKEETER 150BLKMAX 1982 -
Good Cond.w/trlr (Labelle)
SPEED BOAT 18' needs
work. $150 (863)610-2206
COACHMAN 1985 28 Ft. Pull
Behind. $1800 Firm
DUTCHMAN TRAVEL TRAILER
2000 RV 26', sleeps 6,
$5,000 Call 863-675-0077 or
Park model 40', screen room,
in park on river, furnished.
Private lot. Only $8,000
Royal Mobile Home 32 ft, A/C,
stove, microwave, refrig.
dual axles. $950.
TRAVEL TRAILER 31' with
screen room attached, can
be seen at Lakeside RV Park
4074, 441 SE Lot#4. Okee.
HARLEY DAVIDSON SPORTS-
TER 883 1998, Low miles,
nice cond, poss trade $5000
HONDA REBEL 2006 black
and chrome excellent cond
KAWASKI EN500C7 STREET
2002 Runs great! 80 miles
per gal $1700.
SUZUKI RM 125 2000 needs
a rear fender, runs good, A
must see. $1000/or best of-
SUZUKI VOLUSIA 800CC
wshield, saddlebags, sissy-
bar, roadpegs, floorboards,
crashbar, excellent condi-
ATV-Honda Odessey, 1983, 4
wheeler 250, 2 stroke, nice
cond. $800 (863)430-6987
MANCO 260CC 2005 Like
new 260cc w/racks,Auto,
H,L,R. NOT 4x4. $1500.
POCKET BIKE Select Goes
about 60.Runs ood.Blk n
red.Call to see $ 50/or best
HOLIDAY RAMBLER 1972 -
good condition $1000.
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Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
1985 Ford F250 Diesel. Runs
great. $1200 or best offer
1988 Dodge Ram D100 5.2 li-
ter V8. $1,000 or best offer
BUICK ENTRY LIMITED
1987 Loaded $2500.
CHEVROLET CAMARO 1995 -
bk z-28 v8 Iti engine..leather
int.float master 110,000
original miles, a/c $3500,
(9 5 6 ) 9 0 7 2 8 8 8
CHEVROLET CAVALIER 1996
good condition $900/or
best offer (863)634-6843
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BENZ 300 SOL, 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
GEO METRO 1994 runs
good, needs a little work, 4-
cyl, a/c $600,
HONDA CIVIC 2001 29K 4dr
blk 5sp ac paint peeling very
TOYOTA SCION XB 2005 4-
cyl, air bags, 1 owner, p/w,
a/c, auto. CD, p/I, tinted
windows 30MPG $10000.
TOYOTA COROLLA 2001
Grey, 47000 miles. Autoilt,
cruise. Excell cond. $4,950
TWO STOCK CARS One
1979 Malibu and one 1979
Z28 Camaro $2400 for both
or will separate.
USED CUSTOM RIMS 20'
$700 call (863)697-3524
CHEVY CAVALIER 2001 4-
cyl, anti-lock brakes
$1800/or best offer
CLUB CAR ELECTRIC 2002 -
With Charger, Reconditioned
EZ GO ELECTRIC 1994 2
SEATS, NO CHARGER
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.
18" FORD RIMS -18" FACTO-
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
F100 TRUCK body 1980 -
Very little rust short bed
$750/or best offer
FORD 300 6cyl complete en-
gine 1997 $450.
REAR SEAT 96 blue voyager -
Blue/Grey velveteen tweed
$225/or best offer
TOOL BOX, Cross Over, Dia-
mond Plated. Full Size. $125
TRANSMISSION '03 Cad.
CTS $500/or best offer
TRANSMISSION Chevy 4x4
Auto. $500/or best offer.
CHEVROLET S10 1995 -
Utility bed, wht, V6, auto.
Needs TLC. $1750/or best
DODGE 0100 1984 6cyl,
4spd, runs good, many new
parts, tires & body fair
DODGE THUNDER ROAD
HEMI 2005 Loaded, 1
owner, V-8 Hemi w/chip
Flowmaster exhaust dark
tinted windows 20" factory
chrome wheels SLT package
FORD F150 1996 Ford F150
pickup truck, 5 speed, 300 6
cylinder $1800/or best offer.
FORD F250 1985 Diesel,
runs great. OBO $1200.
FORD F250 1985 Diesel,
runs great. OBO $1200.
FORD RANGER Great condi-
tion, low miles $5000
^ Powerful deep cleaning
4 D^ truck mount system
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Units 4f O 14)x3( Units
. Security Storage Just 4 miles
Cameras 5775 R 8 Laell F West of
* Outside 863-674-1876 a.jelle
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GMC JIMMY Full size 1985,
4 inch lift 35 inch tires,
$1800 or best of-
TOYOTA TACOMA 2005 -
2005 TOYOTA TACOMA
22,700 MILES AT AC
CRUISE TOW PACKAGE, 4-
cyl, air bags, anti-lock
brakes, CD, auto. A/c CHA-
PAIGNE EXTERIOR GRAY
CULVERT CULVERT plastic
20'x 30inch diameter cash
ENCLOSED TRAILER 05 Sin-
gle axle 6x12 vent, lights,
side/rear doors. Clewiston
FLAT TRAILER 06 6x16 dual
ton $1750. (863)599-0809
UTILITY TRAILER 4' x 6'
Good Condition. New Ply-
wood Floor Spare Wheel &
Tire. $600. (863)675-8559
DODGE CONVERSION VAN
2000 asking $4700
Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500
Notice o Sale
NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE
Anuton will be held at 5775 State
Road 80, LaBelle FL 33935,
863-674-1876 at 12:DOpm Satffday
March 14, 2009 for the contents o
storage unit 6, Clifton Mathis
-personal property CASH ONLY sale.
311475 CB 2/26; 3/512/09
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Notice is hereby given that the Hendry County Board of County Commissioners will
hold a Public Hearing on Tuesday, March 24, 2009, at 5:05 p.m., at the Hendry
County Courthouse, Commission Chambers, 25 East Hickpoochee Avenue, La
Belle, Florida to consider an ordinance relating to Capital Projects and related ser-
vices assessments robeld as follows:
AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF HENDRY
COUNTY, FLORIDA, RELATING TO CAPITAL PROJECTS AND RELATED SERVIC
ES PROVIDING A SPECIAL BENEFIT TO LOCAL AREAS WITHIN THE COUNTY,
AUTHORIZING THE IMPOSITION AND COLLECTION OF SPECIAL ASSESSMENTS
TO FUND THE COST OF CAPITAL PROJECTS AND RELATED SERVICES PROVIDE
ING A SPECIAL BENEFIT TO LOCAL AREAS WITHIN THE COUNTY; PROVIDING
CERTAIN DEFINITIONS; PROVIDING FOR THE CREATION OF ASSESSMENT ARE
AS; PROVIDING A PROCEDURE TO IMPOSE SPECIAL ASSESSMENTS; ESTAB
LISHING PROCEDURES FOR NOTICE AND ADOPON OF AND ADOPTION OF ASSESSMENT ROLLS
AND FOR CORRECTION OF ERRORS AND OMISSIONS; PROVIDING THAT AS
SESSMENTS CONSTITUTE A LIEN ON ASSESSED PROPERTY UPON ADOPTION
OF THE ASSESSMENT ROLLS, PROVIDING A PROCEDURE FOR COLLECTION OF
SPECIAL ASSESSMENTS; PROVIDING A MECHANISM FOR THE IMPOSITION OF
ASSESSMENTS ON GOVERNMENT PROPERTY; AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE
OF OBLIGATIONS SECURED BY ASSESSMENTS AND PROVIDING FOR THE
TERMS THEREOF; PROVIDING THAT THE COUNTY=S TAXING POWER SHALL
NOT BE PLEDGED; DEEMING THAT PLEDGED REVENUES SHALL BE CONSID-
ERED TRUST FUNDS; PROVIDING FOR REMEDIES FOR HOLDERS OF OBLIGA-
TIONS; PROVIDING FOR THE REFUNDING OF OBLIGATIONS; PROVIDING THAT
THE PROVISIONS HEREOF ARE AN ALTERNATIVE METHOD FOR THE IMPOSE
TION OF SPECIAL ASSESSMENTS; PROVIDING FOR REPEAL OF ORDINANCE NO
75 3; PROVIDING FOR CODIFICATION; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND
PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
All persons wishing to be heard on this issue may appear at said meeting If a per
son decides to appeal any decision made by the Board with respect to any matter
considered at such meeting or hearing, he or she will need a record of the pro-
ceedings and, for such purpose, he or she may need to ensure that a veratim
record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evi-
dence upon which lie appeal is to be based.
A copy of the proposed Ordinance is available for inspection on weekdays between
the hours of 8:30 am and 5:00 pim. at the Office of the Clerk, 2nd Floor, Hendry
County Courthouse, 25 East Hickpoechee Avenue, LaBnle, Florida
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
Janet B Taylor, Chair
313022 CB/ON 3/12/09
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Notice of Sale
NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE
Auction will be held at 5775 State
Road 80, LaBele FL 33935 ,
863-674-1876 at 12:00pm Saturday
March 14, 2009 for the contents of
storage unit 18, Jerry Davlse
persona property ASH ONLY sale
311476 CB 2/26;3/5,12/09
CHANCE'S TOWING & RECOVERY WILL
SELL THE FOLLOWING VEHICLES BY
AUCTION @ 340 N. INDUSTRIAL LOOP
LABELLE, FL 33935 ON THE FOLLOW-
ING DATES DUE TO NON-PAYMENT FOR
TOWING AND STORAGE CHARGES
PURSUANT TO SUB SECTION 713 78 OF
THE FLA. STATUE. CHANCES TOWING
& RECOVERY RESERVE THE RIGHT TO
ACCEPT OR REJECT ANY AND/OR ALL
MARCH 25, 2009 @ 8:10iAM
2004 TOYT VIN# 5TDZT34A44S210896
MARCH 27, 2009 @ :iOAM
1996 FORD ViN# 1 FALP6537TK2135668
HONDA ATV VIN# UNKNOWN
MARCH 28, 2009 @ :fOOAM
1996 TOYT VIN# 4T1BF12BITU114075
312746 cB 3/12/09
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/6IB 03/05,12/09
Notice of Sale
NO'iCE OF PUBLIC SALE
Auction will be held at 5775 Stah
Road 80, LA~eli FL 33935
863-674-1876 at 12:00pm Saturda'
March 14, 2009 for the contents of
storage unit 34, Edward Brickel
Personal property CASH ONLY sale.
311481 CB 2/26;3 512/09
Country Oaks Elementary selected exemplary students
for the month of February from grades 3-5. In row 1 are:
Fernanda Ibarra, Victoria Magana, Darren Ethridge, Ivan
Perez-Aguas, Selena Acosta, Eric Geronimo, Luis Acevedo,
Kara Alexander. In row 2 are: Jessie Bowen, Jose Aguilar,
Daniel Villeda, Elisa Moreno, Beverly Paz, Julian Arteaga
and Sierra Foster. Row 3 includes: Aliya Benavidez, Luis
Rojas, Alex Castillo, Cruz Hernandez, Omar Bahamundi
and Jonathan Alexander.
COES students of the month
Country Oaks Elementary has selected their students of
the month for February. In row 1 are: Yarisa Cortez, Alvaro
Reyes, Victor Ramos, Nyah Aguilar, Jacob Howard, Maria
Gomez and Lizbeth Mendoza. In row 2 are: Annette Lopez,
Erica Pacheco, Anette Medrano and Michel Ceballo, Jessica
Salas, Nayeli Hernandez and Jesus Solis. Row 3 includes:
Jaqueline Ramirez, Ashley Fletcher, Abigail Barraza, Andy
Rosado, Alexis Arenivar, Maribel Ramirez, Leonel Solis and
Financial seminar set
On Saturday, March 21, from
9 a.m.-noon and Sunday, March
22, from 9:15-10:15 a.m., Caloosa
Baptist Church will sponsor a free
financial seminar. The instructor
will be Mr. Bill Stalions. Bill served
with Larry Burkett in the begin-
ning of Money Matters Ministries,
Crown Financial Ministries, and
is currently the VP. of Finance for
Sheridan House Family Ministries.
"We wanted to make a semi-
nar like this available to the pub-
lic," said Dr. Les Morgan, pastor
of Caloosa Baptist. "These are
difficult times financially for many
people, not only in our local area,
but also across our country. It is
at times like these that we want
to assist people with solid advice
that gives them some guidelines
and practical help."
Stalions teaches on the Bibli-
cal perspective of finances and
comes with a well-founded back-
ground in money matters. He
is a financial attorney and has
dedicated his life to assisting faith-
based organizations and the local
"His training is second to none
and Bill has a heart to help those
in need that is as wide and the
Gulf of Mexico," Pastor Morgan
said. "Anyone who attends this
seminar will walk out with some
concrete concepts that will help
them and their families. The pub-
lic is invited attend this free semi-
If you would like to attend the
seminar, please call the church
office at 863-675-HOPE. Caloosa
Baptist Church is located 200
yards behind Flora & Ella's in La-
Belle on Highway 80. Please note:
while the seminar is free, a love
offering will be taken.
LaBelle kids excel
COUNTY OF HENDRY, STATE OF FLORIDA
RESOLUTION NO. 2009 18
RECORDED IN RESOLUTION BOOK XXII, PAGE 46
A RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS FINDING
THAT A FIRE EMERGENCY EXISTS WITHIN HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND
IMPOSING A MORATORIUM ON UNREGULATED FIRES WITHIN THE COUNTY.
WHEREAS, the recent freezes and drouIgh affecting Hendry County has created an
extremely high danger of grass, brush and forest fires throughout all of Hendry
WHEREAS, the Board of County Commisasiners has the authority under Ordinance
No. 2001-03 to impose a moratorium on all unregulated fires.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSION
ERS OF HENDRY COUNTY FLORIDA THAT:
1. A fire emergency exists within Hendry County, orida, under the definidons
and provsions of Hendry County Ordinance No 2001-03, as amended.
2. The Board hereby imposes a moratorium on all unregulated fires within
Henry County, Floda, as proided in said Ordinance No. 2001-03, Section
2. as amended. An unregulated fire means any outdoor tire other than a
cooknfie which is not permitted by a ovemmental agency.
3. The moratorium imposed hereby shal be ettective immediately and shall
remain in effect unit further action by this Board,
Dul considered and adopted by rte Board of County Commissioners of Hendry
Florida, this 24th day of February, 2009.
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
OF HENDRY COUNTY FLORIDA
Janet B. Taylor, Chair
RAita Bischal, Deputy Clerk
Barbara S Buter, Clerk
Certified to be atre and
correct copy of the original.
Barbara S. Btter
Clerk Circuit Court
Hendry County Florida
B : A. Bischel
312216 CB/CN 3/5,12,19,26/09
entry: Alexas Caputo: 1 blue rib-
bon; Brittney Harrell: 3 blue
ribbons; Dustin Padgett: 4 blue
ribbon, 1 Grand Champion ro-
sette; Ciara Rutter: 1 blue ribbon;
Dakoda Rutter: 1 blue ribbon;
Cassidy Willis: 8 blue ribbons, 3
Grand Champion rosettes, 2 Re-
serve Champion rosettes, Britney
Woosley: 5 blue ribbons, 1 Grand
Champion rosette, 1 Reserve
Champion rosette; and Stephen
Woosley: 5 blue ribbons, 1 Re-
serve Champion rosette.
The Best of Show trophy was
awarded to Cassidy Willis with
her dairy goat named Thyme.
Thyme is a Grade Milker (3 years
and over). Thyme was born on
In the Junior Fitting and
Grooming division, Ciara Rutter
captured the first place award
with Brittney Harrell in second
at Caloosa Baptist
On Wednesday, March 18,
Caloosa Baptist will host a pre-
sentation entitled, Evolution
Exposed by Dr. Walter Starkey,
Dr. Starkey taught both
under-graduate and graduate
courses at Ohio State University
for nearly 30 years. He is retired
and lives in LaBelle during the
winter months. His discipline
is in mechanical engineering, a
field he excelled in with many
honors including the coveted
Habel Award and the distin-
guished Machine Design Medal,
an award equivalent to the No-
bel Prize. He also was elected to
Chairman of the Advisory Com-
mittee to the President of Ohio
State University and the Board of
Dr. Starkey also has a strong
passion. It is centered on re-
search in the area of evolution.
He has studied this topic for de-
cades in many areas. It is his be-
lief that evolution has a number
of tenets that are unsustainable
both scientifically and logically.
He will be presenting his
discoveries at Caloosa Baptist
Church beginning at 6:30 p.m.
on March 18. The public is cor-
dially invited to attend free of
charge. A discussion format will
follow each presentation.
Caloosa Baptist is located
200 yards behind Flora & Ella's
in LaBelle on Highway 80.
at dairy goat
place. In the Junior Showman- the LaBelle
ship division, Dustin Padgett won Goat Show
the first place award with Dakoda Pioneer Da:
Rutter winning the second place der the lea
award, and the Ud
In the Senior Fitting and Club led b
Grooming division, Cassidy Willis exhibitors d
took first place receiving a trophy ing their cr
with Alexas Caputo winning the leaders and
second place award. In the Senior
Showmanship division, Britney
Woosley captured the first place
award with Stephen Woosley in
In the Dairy Goat Herdsman
division, Steven Woosley was
awarded the first place trophy in
the Senior division with Cassidy
Willis in second place. In the
Junior division, Dustin Padgett Submitted
achieved the first place trophy Junior G
with Dakoda Rutter winning the division; I
second place award. place, an
Exhibitors who participated in second pi
Youth Livestock Dairy
were members of the
iry Goat 4-H Club un-
dership of Pat Bosley
ler Fun Dairy Goat 4-H
y Marsha Bechtel. All
lid a great job exhibit-
itters; thank you club
Dustin Padgett, first
id Dakoda Rutter,
Kids put best foot forward at youth poultry show
The LaBelle Youth Livestock
Poultry Show was held on Mon-
day, Feb. 9, with Mr. Johnny
Sprouse of Okeechobee serving
as the official poultry judges. The
show was sponsored by Owen
Luckey, Jr. Attorney at Law.
In the Pee Wee Poultry Divi-
sion receiving blue ribbons were
Justin Mickelson and Haley Har-
rell. Exhibitors received blue or
red ribbons for their poultry en-
try: Zachary Blanchette: 2 blue
ribbons and 2 red ribbons; Emma
Cahoon: 3 blue ribbons; Jake
Coronado: 7 blue ribbons and 2
red ribbons; Jessica Coronado: 2
blue ribbons and 2 red ribbons;
Andrea Harrell: 1 blue ribbon;
Britney Harrell: 1 blue ribbon;
Tripp Edgar: 1 blue ribbon; Sa-
brina McCluskey: 4 blue ribbons;
Dustin Padgett: 6 blue ribbons;
Cassidy Willis: 3 blue ribbons;
Britney Woosley: 6 blue ribbons
and I red ribbon; and Stephen
Woosley: 7 blue ribbons.;
Dustin Padgett captured the
Best of Show trophy for Large
Poultry Breeds with his Barred
The Best Opposite trophy for
Large Poultry Breeds was award-
ed to Jessica Coronado with her
Rhode Island Red hen.
In the Small Poultry Breeds
category, the Best of Show trophy
was awarded to Emma Cahoon
with her Cochin hen with Dustin
Padgett receiving the Best Oppo-
site trophy for his Mottled Cochin
rooster. Jake Coronado's Rouen
received the Best of Show in the
Waterfowl division with his Pe-
king winning the Best Opposite.
Tripp Edgar was awarded Best of
Show in the Turkey division with
In the Senior Showmanship
Division, Cassidy Willis captured
the first place trophy with Britt-
ney Woosley winning the second
Britney Harrell was awarded
the first place trophy in the Junior
Showmanship division with Jake
Coronado receiving the second
The judge viewed each exhibi-
tor as they handled their chicken
and asked each exhibitor ques-
tions pertaining to poultry.
The Poultry exhibitors are
members of the Pioneer Small
Animal 4-H Club led by Pat Bos-
ley or the All Kinds of Critters 4-H
Club led by Kathy Mickelson.
Thank you club leaders and par-
ents; exhibitors did a great job
exhibiting their animals.
Submitted photo Submitted photo
Britney Harrell was awarded In Senior Showmanship Divi-
the first place trophy in the sion, Cassidy Willis captured
JuniorShowmanshipdivision the first place trophy with
with Jake Coronado receiv- Brittney Woosley winning the
ing the second place trophy second place trophy.
Area kids hop to it at rabbit and cavy show
The LaBelle Youth Livestock
Rabbit and Cavy Show was held
on Monday, Feb. 9, with Rege Ma-
lone and Al Sanchez of Naples,
Florida serving as the official rab-
bit judges. Owen Luckey, Jr. Attor-
ney at Law was the sponsor of the
Rabbit and Cavy Show.
Exhibitors were judged on the
Danish system using blue, red or
white ribbons for each rabbit en-
Alexas Caputo: 2 blue ribbons;
Emma Cahoon: 7 blue ribbons
and I best opposite rosette; Jessi-
ca Coronado: 6 blue ribbons and
3 best of breed rosettes; Andrea
Harrell: 1 blue ribbon and best op-
posite rosette; Victoria Magana: 2
blue ribbons; Sabrina McCluskey:
7 blue ribbons and 3 best oppo-
site rosettes; Justin Mickelson; 2
blue ribbons; Dustin Padgett: 3
blue ribbons; Ciara Rutter: 2 blue
ribbons; Dakoda Rutter: 2 blue
ribbons and 2 best of breed ro-
settes; Carl Willis: 1 blue ribbon;
Britney Woosley: 5 blue ribbons
and I best of breed rosette; and
Stephen Woosley: 4 blue ribbons,
I best of breed rosette and 1 best
Jessica Coronado captured
the Best of Show California doe
and the Best Opposite trophy was
awarded to Dakoda Rutter for her
Holland Lop buck.
Stephen Woosley received the
first place trophy in the Senior Fit-
ting and Grooming division with
Alexas Caputo in second place. In
the Junior Fitting and Grooming
division, Jessica Coronado cap-
tured the first place trophy with
Dakoda Rutter receiving the sec-
ond place trophy.
Exhibitors were judged on the
Danish system using blue, red or
white ribbons for each cavy entry:
Justin Mickelson: 2 blue ribbons;
Jake Coronado: 2 blue ribbons,
1 best of breed rosette and 1 best
opposite rosette; and Sabina Mc-
Cluskey: 1 blue ribbon.
In the Senior and Junior Cavy
Division, Jake Coronado took
home the Best of Show trophy
for his American boar. The Best
Opposite trophy was awarded to
Emma Cahoon with her Ameri-
Jessica Coronado received the
first place trophy in the Junior Fit-
ting and Grooming division with
Sabrina McCluskey taking home
the second place trophy.
In the Small Animal Herds-
man division: Dakoda Rutter
was awarded first place in the
junior division with Tripp Edgar
in second place. Steven Woosley
achieved first place in the senior
division with Alexas winning the
second place trophy.
The Rabbit and Cavy exhibi-
tors are members of the Pioneer
Small Animal 4-H Club led by Pat
Bosley, Udder Fun Goat 4-H Club
led by Marsha Bechtel or the All
Kinds of Critters 4-H Club led by
Kathy Mickelson. Thank you club
leaders and parents; exhibitors
did a great exhibiting their ani-
In the Small Animal Herds-
man division: (pictured) Ste-
ven Woosley achieved first
place in the senior division
with Alexas Caputo winning
the second place trophy.
Also, Dakoda Rutter was
awarded first place in the ju-
nior division with Tripp Edgar
in second place.
Submitted by Sonja
The LaBelle Youth Livestock
Dairy Goat Show was held on
Thursday, Feb. 12. The official
judge for the evening was Ms.
Kim Kemp of Felda. The show
was sponsored by Chris-Tel Con-
The PeeWee exhibitors re-
ceived blue ribbons for their par
ticipation: Hannah Bechtel, Jacob
Bowen, Haley Harrell, Jason Har-
rell, Kendall Mann, Taylor McGill,
Paul Morrison, Justin Mickelson,
Katie Rose, Lane Rutter, Koby
Spencer, Leyton Spencer, Tan-
ner Spencer, Zachary Tanner,
Kaydance Tindall, Kenny Tracy,
Kensley Tracy, and Vivianna
Exhibitors were awarded blue
or red ribbons for each dairy goat
LABELLE AIRPORT ADVISORY BOARD MEETING
There will be a LaBelle Airport Advisory Board Meeting held on Wednesday, April
15th, 2009 al 3 p.m. The meeting will be held at LaBelle City Hall, in the Commis-
sioners Board Roo, located at 481 W. Hickpochee Avenue in LaBelle.
All interested parties are encouraged to attend. For Further information, please con-
tact the Hendry County Engineer's Office at (863) 675-5222 or (863) 983-1588.
If a person deides to appeal any decision made by the Hendry County Commission
with respect to any matter considered at this mreefilg, he/she will need a record ol
the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a ver-
batim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and
evidence upon which the appeal is to be based
Janet B. Taylor, Chair
Board of County Commissioners, Hendry County
310585 CB/CN 2/19/09
PATHWAY ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETING
There will be a Hendry County Pathway Advisory Committee Meeting held on
Wednesday, March 18, 2009 at 10 am. The meeting is to discuss a Pathway
Ran for Hendry County. The meeting will be held M Laegle City Hail in the Board
Room, located at 481 W. Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida 33935 All inter-
ested parties are encouraged to attend For further information, please contact
the Hendry County Engineer's Office at (863) 675-5222 or (863) 983-1588.
If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Hendry County Commission
with respect to any matter considered at this meeting, he/she will need a record
of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a
verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the teismony
and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based
Janet B Taylor, Chair
Board of County Commissioners, Hendry County
312847 C/GON 3/12/09
*AIRGLADES AIRPORT ADVISORY MEETING*
There will be a Airglades Airport Advisory Board meeting on Wednesday, April 8,
2009, at 3:00 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Airglades Airport boardroom in
Clewiston. All interested are encouraged to attend. For further information, please
contact the Hendry County Engineers Office at (863) 675-5222 or
If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Hendry Courty Commis
sioner with respect to any matter considered a at meesng, 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 the tes-
himony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.
Janet Taylor, Chair
Board of County Commissioners, Hendry County
312558 CGS 3/12,19/09
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
JAIL INMATE MEDICAL SERVICES
RFP No. 2009-15
Opening Dale and Time: March 16, 209o at 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 County 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 the Board of County Commissioners at the C.E,
Hall Building (Clerk's Office) in the Hendry County Courthouse Complex, 25 E. Hick-
pochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida by March 16, 2009 at 2:00 p.m., at which time all
responses to this request will be recorded in the presence of one or more witness-
A copy of the Instructons and Bid Documents can be obtained from the Hendry
County Purcheasing Department, located at 155 S Lee Street, LaBelle, Florida (for
pick up), Post Office Box 2340, LaBelle, FL 33975 mailing address) or by calling
(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, of to contract for any ser-
vices The County reserves the right to reject any or all submittals received as a re-
sut ofthis solicration, or to cancel in part or in its entirety this Bid, if it is in the best
interest of te County to do so
Hendry County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug/Smoke Free Work Place.
Janet B Taylor, Chair
Board of County Commissioners
312364 CB/OGS 3/5,12/2009
NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
HENDRY COUNTY PUBLIC SAFETY COORDINATING COUNCIL
Notice is hereby given that tfe Hendry County Public Safety Coordinating Council
edil hold a meeting on Wednesday March 18, 2009, at 10:00 A.M., at the Hendry
County Staff Conference Room, 1st Floor, 165 S Lee Street, Room A 118, La-
Belle, Florida. The meeting is open to tfe public. The meeting site is accessible
by the disabled.
If a person decides to appeal any decision made with respect to any matter consid-
ered at this meeting, he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and that for
such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceed-
ings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the
appeal is to be based.
Board o County Commissioners
of Henry County, Florida
312861 CB/CN 3/12/09
Ashley Elizabeth Tolar has
been placed on the Dean's
List at Florida Gulf Coast
University for the Fall se-
mester 2008. To qualify for
this wonderful distinction,
she has taken 12 credit
hours and attained a 3.5
GPA or better. Ashley was
a graduate of LaBelle High
School in 2005. She plans
to graduate from FGCU
in August 2009 with a BS
degree in Resort Hospital-
ity focusing mainly in the
hotel area. Her parents,
Eugene and Jane Tolar,
are very proud of her ac-
II FORT MYERS (March 6) Last tions were sorely needed. Many, United Way Partner Agencies and United Way 211 serve a diverse prove lives.
Friday, the United Way of Lee,
Hendry and Glades was sched-
uled to conclude the 2008-2009
Campaign; however, the cam-
paign was over $90,000 short.
On Monday the United Way ex-
tended the campaign one extra
week Through a very generous
last push effort by volunteers, the
goal was met by late Thursday af-
Mark Morris, President of Com-
merce Bank of Southwest Florida
and 2008-2009 United Way Cam-
paign Chair, announced that local
residents and companies contrib-
uted $8,019,741. This represents
a 6 pecent increase over last
year's amount raised and is the
16th consecutive year that goal
has been obtained or exceeded.
United Way of Lee, Hendry and
Glades had the largest percentage
increase of any United Way in en-
tire state of Florida for the 2008-
"It was a challenging cam-
paign, but we met our goal.
Thank you to all of the individu-
als, companies, communities
and agencies for their generous
contributions. Generosity is not
defined by the size of the contri-
butions individuals made, but by
the fact that they gave as much
as they were able. Those who
could, increased their contribu-
tions substantially, knowing that
this is a year when their contribu-
who are struggling themselves,
also gave knowing that there are
people in our community who
are in desperate need of help,"
said Mark Morris at the goal an-
Morris went on to say, "My
roots are in Southwest Florida,
and I am proud to be from a com-
munity that is so caring and has
always demonstrated extraordi-
In addition to all of the very
generous individuals and agen-
cies that contributed to the 2008-
2009 United Way Campaign, 16
local companies, organizations
and communities contributed
more than $100,000 each. They
include: Publix Super Markets -
$1,158,000, Bonita Bay Commu-
nity $866,000, Bonita Bay Group
- $446,000, Sanibel/Captiva Com-
munity $260,000, Lee County
School District $231,000, Chico's
- $226,000, The Brooks Commu-
nity $198,000, Oswald Trippe &
Company $181,000, Mediterra
Community $180,000, Fiddle-
sticks Community $171,000, The
News-Press $123,000, United
State Postal Service $119,000,
Lee Memorial Health System -
$116,000, LCEC $110,000, Fine-
Mark National Bank and Trust
- $105,000, Lee County Govern-
The tremendous support of
the community will allow the 70
over 160 programs and initia-
tives to receive their full United
Way funding. This means that
essential human services will be
able to continue in our commu-
nity at time when there are record
needs. Sarah Owen, Director of
CCMI said, "United Way funding
is crucial to our program. The
fact that United Way has achieved
their fundraising goal during this
very difficult economic time gives
all of us in human service the
confidence that we will be able to
provide the critical services that
our community needs. We are
delighted with the news."
"We are overwhelmed and
humbled by the tremendous gen-
erosity of our community. Making
this campaign goal shows how
much people in our community
care about one another. That is
why our community is such a
special place," said Cliff Smith,
President of United Way of Lee,
Hendry, and Glades.
Since the inception of United
Way in 1957, over $88 million dol-
lars have been raised in our com-
munity. All money raised in the
United Way campaign stays in the
local community to help support
the local human service network.
United Way partner agencies
and initiatives like Alvin A Dubin
Alzheimer's Resource Center,
Children's Advocacy Center, Big
Brothers Big Sisters, LARC and
range of needs in our community
such as nurturing children and
youth, strengthening families,
meeting critical needs such as
helping the elderly and disabled
live independently, and empow-
ering communities by bringing
health and human services to
In addition to raising funds for
human service organizations in
our community, the United Way
promotes partnerships and col-
laborations among agencies and
initiatives, helping them to work
together focusing on issues and
solutions that continue to im-
The United Way of Lee, Hen-
dry and Glades has been "the
way the community cares" since
it was established in 1957. For
more information please call
United Way of Lee, Hendry and
Glades at (239) 433-2000 or visit
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