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Vol. 87 No. 12 Thursday, April 2, 2009

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At a Glance

Little Miss LaBelle
Come to the annual Little Miss
LaBelle pageant Saturday, April 4,
at 7 p.m. The theme this year is
Around the World in 17 Visions.
Some of LaBelle's most darling lit-
tle girls will be on stage at LaBelle
High School. The pageant is put on
by ABWA-Caloosahatchee Charter
Chapter. Tickets are just $5 at the
Bridge closing
The Ft. Denaud Bridge will be
closed to vehicles from April 6-28
to make repairs on the motor that
operates the bridge. Residents and
visitors will have to use the SR 29
Bridge in LaBelle or the Bridge in
Alva. Updates are also available
on the County Web site at www. For information call
Library Amnesty week
During Barron Library Amnesty
Week, April 4-11 any overdue li-
brary books, may be returned with
no fees or fines charged. Imagine
the frustration of visiting the li-
brary, needing a particular book,
and finding that week after week
that book is checked out. That is
what happens when books that
are checked out are not returned.
Please help the library and oth-
er citizens of LaBelle, by returning
any overdue items that are in your

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Farewell: Goodbye, Miss Ida

Submitted photo
The Forrey sisters, seated, from left: Flora Burchard, Ella Burchard. Standing from left: Mary
Dyess, the sole remaining sister, and Ida Kirby.

'Grand dame' will be missed
By Patty Brant town for 91 years. She died March loved people and made it her call-
Caloosa Belle 24, 2009, under hospice care ing to be wherever they gathered,
She and her sisters, Flora, Ella camera in hand, in support of her
Last week LaBelle celebrated and Mary, were born to pioneers beloved LaBelle. Perhaps that is
the life of Ida Corine Forrey Lof- Melville and Corine Forrey. "Miss how she is best remembered.
ton Kirby, a lady who had touched Ida" had been LaBelle's unoffi-
the lives of almost everyone in cial grand dame for decades. She See Ida Page 2




By Patty Brant
Caloosa Belle
Hendry County Commissioner
Kevin McCarthy urged his fellow
commissioners to put their efforts
behind selling Hendry County as
the best site for the proposed inland
port. "It makes the most sense," he
told his fellow commissioners at
their March 26 meeting.
He felt Hendry County should
be seeking to use county property
first, and the Hilliard property as an
ancillary partnership. The Hilliard
and USSC railroad spurs are very
important in the equation. The
75-mile rail will transport goods to
and from the site, as will SR 27, SR
80 and Airglades Airport.
The Hendry site has some ad-
vantages over other possible sites,
not the least of which is the lack
of adverse environmental issues.
He warned other commissioners
not to discount environmental im-
pact as an important piece of the
Several factors are in Hendry
County's favor because the site
has no important environmental
impact; it is not in the Everglades
Agricultural Area (EAA) and it is
not panther habitat.
See Port Page 2

"M waron,

County: Curfew remains on table

Ida was always seen at local events
with her beloved Kirby.

Continued From Page 1

"Miss Ida" had been an ardent photogra-
pher since she was 12 years old. That year
Kodak sent Brownie cameras to those born
in 1918 as part of its 30th year celebration.
It was the beginning of a beautiful rela-
tionship -one that many in LaBelle would
benefit from for another eight decades.
"Miss Ida" snapped and developed numer-
ous pictures of her friends and neighbors,
freely giving them away.
She was one of the last links to LaBelle's
pioneer past a simple, hardworking place
that provided the framework that shaped
her life.
Over the years, she had owned a dress
and craft shop and worked at her sister's fa
mous Flora & Ella's Restaurant, but her true
magic was ignited when she was giving her
all to one of the many local organizations.
There's hardly a service organization in
town she did not actively support and all
were much the better for her touch.
She was a true lady, impeccable in dress
and manner, always concerned about oth-
ers. It was a gentle trait that endeared her
to everyone she met, and made a lasting
Though gentle, she was a tireless worker
for many local groups.
Her funeral service took place Saturday,
March 28, at First Baptist Church with Pas-
tor Frank Deerey and First Christian Church's
Bill Maddox, himself a member of a pioneer
family, officiating.
She was the 1988 SCF Grand Marshal and
took loving care of SCF dignitaries every year
for decades. In 2003 she was the first to be
surprised with the title "Honorary Swamp
Cabbage Queen."
"Miss Ida's" heart and hands were truly
given over wholly to her family, friends and
the community she served so long and

By Patty Brant
Caloosa Belle
At their March 26 meeting, the county
commissioners continued a discussion on
a possible county curfew and loitering ordi-
The sheriff's office is doing research on
a gang related loitering segment. Although
Florida Statutes already prohibit loitering, it
can be a problem to actually make an ar-
County Attorney Mark Lapp said that,
currently, no Florida counties have loitering
ordinances although he is not sure about
Florida cities. He said he would like to have
an in state model for a loitering law.
Meanwhile, Mr. Lapp will continue to
work on a curfew ordinance, possibly seek-
ing input from LaBelle and Clewiston.
The board approved a request to change
zoning at 4400 Hendry Isles Blvd., in Pio-
neer Plantation (between Naples and Otter)
from rural residential to convenience com-
mercial. Yvette Fiori plans to put a "general
store" in at that location. This will not be
a convenience store, but offer crafts and
home merchandise. No outside or fuel sales
are allowed.
The Local Planning Agency approved the

Continued From Page 1

In fact, he noted, the Audubon Society is
in favor of the Hendry site.
According to Commissioner McCarthy,
the county needs to take an aggressive stand
to get everything in place, making itself as
attractive as possible for the selection.
Commissioner Karson Turner is headed
to Tallahassee to lobby on behalf of Hendry
County as the site for the new inland port.
He has been asked to sit on an ad hoc com-
mittee representing Hendry County.
South Florida Water Management District
(SFWMD) will be seeking requests for quali-
fications on May 1 and requests for propos-
als on August 1.
Landing the inland port would help Hen-
dry County gain back considerable revenue
lost due to state purchases of county prop-
erty in recent years.
Commissioner Kevin McCarthy pointed
out that 29,500 acres have been taken off
Hendry tax roles by the state's Compre
hensive Everglades Restoration Program
(CERP). That will mean $3.3 million off the
tax roles if all of the USSC property involved
in the proposed purchase goes through.
He estimated the economic loss from the
state's purchase of STA-5, STA-6 and Berry's
Reservoir at $119 million in economic pro
duction annually from Hendry County. If
cane acreage is also sold off, that's another
$72 million annually, he said.
Payment In Lieu of Taxes (PILT), by
which the state compensates counties for
land taken off the tax roles, now pays until
the county reaches a population of 150,000.
Previously, PILT payments were only pro-
vided for ten years after the state purchased
county land.

request on March 11 and recommended ap-
proval by the county commission.
Commissioner Kevin McCarthy expressed
concern that, as it stands, any type of com
mercial establishment could be approved
on Hendry Isles, complaining that the coun-
ty "has no plan" for that area. He noted that
county staff needs to meet with Pioneer resi
dents to craft a plan for what type of com
mercial district they would like to see in their
Planning Director Vince Cautero agreed
that a plan needs to be defined for Pioneer as
he said plans have been created for Wheeler
and Felda.
The board would not allow Rafael and
Maureen Herrera to put animals on their
property at 3970 CR 78 as they requested.
Several neighbors took exception to the
plan, citing possible issues like noise and
odor. Staff agreed that animals were not in
keeping with the surrounding area.
Mr. Herrera said he feels chemicals from
the neighboring citrus is more harmful than
animals, however, his request was denied.

HC SO storage
Sheriff Steve Whidden got the go ahead
to purchase a $16,000, 1,000-square foot
storage building. He told the commissioners
that the current evidence room is overflow-
ing and so are sheds and a semi trailer in the
back compound which are holding mari-
juana evidence from grow houses. Because
these containers are not climate controlled,
the evidence is degrading and possibly emit-
ting harmful spores.
Commissioner Darrell Harris moved to al-
low the sheriff to purchase the storage build
ing; Commissioner Kevin McCarthy second
ed. The motion passed unanimously.
Funds from a sheriff's auction and the
sale of scrap metal will be used to defray the
expense of the new facility.

Lights for Hookers Point
Commissioner Karson Turner expressed
concern about safety in the Hookers Point
area. He said four or five street lights are nec-
essary to improve safety. Hookers Point is in
a lighting district, which requires 51 percent
of landowners to approve such a request.
Commissioner Turner said the Hen-
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through Twin Lakes and Sherwood Forest
to highlight gang activity and the need for
lighting in the area. Commissioner McCarthy
agreed, citing drive-by shootings and occu-
pied trailers being set afire.

Town Hall Meeting dates
The board will meet in Harlem on July 14
and in Pioneer Plantation on Oct. 13.

In other business:
County Attorney Mark Lapp presented a
draft ordinance to update the county's Capi-
tal Projects and Related Service Assessment
Ordinance, which lays out an orderly process
to impose special assessments for all kinds
of capital projects. It will cover the Banyan
Village water line special assessments.
-The board came out in favor of changes
to the Government Accountability Act Coun-
cil including the formation of a 12-member
council to recommend nominees to the
Governor to fill vacancies.
Commissioner McCarthy made the mo-
tion, seconded by Commissioner Turner.
and it passed 4-0 with Commissioner Tris
Chapman's abstention. An officer with
USSC, Commissioner Chapman was careful
to circumvent any appearance of impropri
ety, since the Governor's deal to buy USSC
property has not yet been completed.
The next regular meeting of the county
commission will be Tuesday, April 14. at
Clewiston City Hall, 5 p.m.

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April 2, 2009

Ft. Lauderdale man

dies on Glades road

On Friday, March 27, at 4:01 p.m. in
Glades County on CR 78 west of Potato
Farm Grade Rd., a Ft Lauderdale man was
killed in a car crash.
According to the Florida Highway Pa-
trol, 70-year-old Stephen O. Stashko was
driving a 1999 Pontiac van when he was
He was in the westbound lane and drift
ed into the eastbound lane.
As a result Mr. Stashko struck the fuel

On March 22, 2009, Henddry County
Sheriff's Deputies met with Jose Rosado
who reported that his stepson had been
brutally beaten.
Other victims and witnesses reported that
they had just left a party at a friend's house
and were walking home when they sudden-
ly heard someone running up behind them.
As the they turned around they report-
ed that they sawwho it was they were at-
Rosado was hospitalized with severe in-
Investigator Fernando Herrera and Sgt.
Perry Short spoke with victims who were
able to identify two young men as their at-

tank of a 2005 International truck, driven
by 49-year-old Richard McAninley of Port
St. Lucie.
FHP reported that alcohol was not a fac-
tor in the incident.
Also reported, Mr. McAninley was wear-
ing a seatbelt and was taken to Hendry Re-
gional Medical Center for minor injuries.
Mr. Stashko was not wearing a seatbelt.
The Fire Department was called to extin
guished the fire resulting from the crash.

Reports indicated that the victims iden-
tified 19-year-old Benjamin Daley as one
of the suspects and Will, later identified as
15 year-old William Thomas through photo
On March 26, 2009, Investigator Herrera
located and arrested 15-year-old William
Thomas and charged him with Aggravated
Battery and Aggravated Battery Cause
bodily harm or disability
The investigation continues in this case
as Investigators have information that this
may have been an unprovoked racially mo-
tivated attack

Arrest reports

Ashley Dawn Crossno, 20, was arrested
March 28 and charged with possession of
cocaine. Deputy J. Poole was arresting of-
Tyler James Kehl, 21, was arrested March
28 and charged with possession of cocaine.
Deputy J. Poole was arresting officer.
Seferino Vasquez Solis, 29, was arrested
March 27 and charged with possession of
cocaine. Deputy N. Kirk was arresting offi-
William Thomas, 15, was arrested March
22 and charged with aggravated battery -
cause bodily harm/disability Inv. F. Herrera
was arresting officer.

William Ramirez, 13, was arrested march
28 and charged with aggravated battery with
a deadly weapon without intent to kill. Dep-
uty N. Reed was arresting officer.
Leonel Perez-Carmona, 20, was arrested
March 28 and charged on a warrant with
FTA: felony offense. Deputy Chevalier was
arresting officer.
Jesus Beraza, 22, was arrested March
28 and charged on a warrant with battery
- bodily harm or disability. Deputy G. Elver

was arresting officer.
Gabriel Ceja, 16, was arrested March 28
and charged on a warrant with attempt to
solicit/conspire third degree felony and pos
session of burglary tools with intent to use.
Sgt. D. Davis was arresting officer.
Corey Terrell Hollingsworth, 32, was ar-
rested March 27 and charged with a non-
moving traffic violation -habitual offender
- driving with a suspended license. Deputy J.
Walker was arresting officer.
Rigoberto Daniel Roblero-Hernandez,
19, was arrested March 25 and charged with
grand theft vehicle third degree. Deputy R.
Shepherd was arresting officer.
Joseph Michael Yates, 40, was arrested
March 25 and charged on a warrant with
VOP: felony or community control. Deputy
C. Shepherd was arresting officer.
John Phillip Holloman, 27, was arrested
March 24 and charged on a warrant with
VOP: possession of a controlled substance.
Sgt. M. Favara was arresting officer.

FHP seeks information

on fatal crashes
Florida Highway Patrol is seeking infor on scene and th
mation on two fatal crashes that occurred area hospitals.
this year. FHP is trying
The first occurred Feb. 6 at 10:30 a.m. at Velasco, age 19,
Cowboy Way and Lillian Street. It was a hit this case.
and run that took the life of Mirian Lopez, If you have an
47, of LaBelle. tact the Florida I
FHP has a general description of the vehi- 1800 or *FHP.
cle involved a 2002-2008 Ford with a special
deep red paint scheme.
The vehicle in question is an Eddie Bauer
Special Edition Explorer, Eddie Bauer Spe-
cial Edition Expedition, a King Ranch F-250
or King Ranch F-150.
The vehicle may be either an SUV or
F-1 50 or F-250 with a topper on it.
If you have any information regarding
this hit and run, please contact Cpl. Allen
Williams at the Fort Myers FHP Station, 239-
938 1800 ext. 510
Florida Highway Patrol continues to seek
information on a fatal single vehicle rollover
crash March 24 on CR 845 and CR 833 near
Ocean Boy Farms involving a green 1998 Florida Highwa
Nissan van. formation on a
There were a total of 6 people in the vehi- Cowboy Way a
cle. One person was pronounced deceased involved is sim

ree people were flown to
to contact Rodolfo Nunez-
as a person of interest in
ly information, please con-
tighway Patrol at 239-938-

Submitted photo
iy Patrol is seeking in-
SFeb. 6 hit and run at
nd Lillian St. The vehicle
liar to this photo.

FWC graduates ready for duty

A new group of Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission (FWC) law en-
forcement officers will soon begin patrolling
the woods and waters of the state.
Twenty-six FWC recruits became officers
after graduating Friday from the Pat Thomas
Law Enforcement Academy in Tallahassee.
The recruits attended the academy for six
months and received a wide array of train-
ing, which included accuracy with firearms,
alligator handling, vessel operation, defen-
sive tactics, all-terrain vehicle operation and
BUI/DUI identification.
They will spend an additional three
months with a field-training officer.
The new graduates are assigned to coun-
ties throughout the state.
Two of the officers come from different
states. Officer Jarod Molnar is from Georgia

and is assigned to Palm Beach County, and
Officer Evan Laskowski is from Maryland
and is assigned to Glades County.
The FWC's Division of Law Enforcement
protects and manages 755 species of wildlife
and more than 700 species of fish.
The division patrols 34 million acres of
public and private land, 8,200 miles of tidal
shoreline, 3 million acres of lakes and 12,000
miles of rivers and streams.
FWC officers are authorized to enforce
all state laws and federal fisheries and wild-
life laws.
New graduates assigned locally are: Mi-
chael Davis Okeechobee, Evan Laskowski
-Glades, Jarod Molnar and Jamie Young
Palm Beach, Henry Rockwell Hendry and
Lonnie Sushil Lee.

Two youths charged in

brutal attack

Instructor Debra White

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Register anytime and find out your class day & time

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style that is fun, energetic and entertaining. It has
influences of jazz, Irish dance, hip-hop & more.
Costumes will be bright color, glitz, sequins,
rhinestones and flare!
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April 2, 2009

Caloosa Belle

Public Forum

Speak Out has moved online, where it is
quicker and easier to share your ideas and
converse with others. Go to www.newszap.
com, click on the community name and your
local or state Public Forum. There, you can
create new topics or comment on existing
topics. What follows is a sampling of some
of the discussions currently taking place.
Thanks for participating!

SOFTBALL IS FOR FUN: I thought Little
League Softball was for 9-12 year old girls.
Not only is this league unprofessional, but so
are some of the coaches and parents.
The trash talking, drama off the field, and
intimidation of players by parents has seri-
ously gotten way out of hand.
Instead of the so called board members
keeping the coaches in check and protect-
ing our girls from these parents, only add
fuel to the fire. You should be ashamed of
yourselves! What are we teaching our kids
these days?
I must say that I do appreciate and thank
those who truly give of themselves so our
girls can play. Thank you! It is not easy vol-
unteering your time for kids not your own.
But to those guilty of what I am accusing
you of, I say to you, "Act your age!"


It's here: A new look to

an old friend

derstand why you wouldn't want anyone to
take their pets to a "kill" shelter, but what
you may not know is that even "no-kill"
shelters have to put animals to sleep.
It is not the shelter that is at fault with the
whole 'no-kill' movement.
It is the breeders that endlessly breed ani-
mals that WILL end up in shelters, whether
it be a 'no-kill' or 'kill' shelter.
The shelters that put animals to sleep
more often need your help, they need your
support so they don't have to euthanize.
If no one supports them, they have to eu-
thanize more because of the lack of funds to
keep them longer periods of time.
So in effect, by not supporting them you
are actually making it more necessary to eu-
Volunteer to work on transferring animals
from high-kill shelters to lower-kill shelters.
That makes a huge difference! I know that is
what the LaBelle shelter does.
They send large amounts of animals to
the shelters along the coast where adoption
numbers are higher so they don't have to
euthanize to make room for all the animals
they take in every.

Thank You

Blood drive
LaBelle Blood Drive, which was held on
March 12 at American Legion Post 130, had
39 donors and 32 units collected. Each and
every pint collected represents someone in
our community who will celebrate a new
day. Simply fantastic!
Thank you, blood drive workers, for your
your support- Ida May Wragg, Anne Schall.
Pat Hashman and Mary Barfoshuck.
Food was served and prepared by Pat
Hashman. The vegetable soup and egg salad
sandwiches provided by American Legion
Auxiliary and dessert, the watergate salad by
Mary B.
Thanks to all donors and workers. Coor-
dinator of LaBelle drive Pat Hashman
Our prize winner Bernard Noble, won a
gift certificate to Hungry Howie's Pizza.

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Thank you,, Howie's, for your support

Eastside Baptist
A special Thank You to David Childs-U-
Save mgr. for advertising our fund raiser
dinner on the outside marque plus selling
tickets for us.
Also thank you to the Market Mgr. Floyd
and his staff for cutting up and seasoning the
Also a special thank you to Winn-Dixie
for contributing baked goods for our dinners
plus the plastic bags to send them out in.
And a big thank you to everyone who
bought dinners or who made contributions
for our mission trip. We appreciate each and
everyone and may God bless all of you.
Again, thank you,
Eastside Baptist Church

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By Tom Byrd
The only thing permanent in this world
is change.
That statement is true more so today than
ever before. We live in a changing world.
We're all struggling to come to grips with a
changing and difficult economy.
Citizens are adapting to new technology
that is supposed to change our lives for the
Your favorite community newspaper has
also made a change. The newspaper you're
holding in your hands no doubt this week
appears a little different than what you've
grown accustomed to over the years.
It's a major change for us, but one we're
confident our readers and advertisers will
Beginning with this edition, the Caloosa
Belle is publishing in a new, modern "com-
pact" format vs. the traditional "broadsheet"
It reflects a design that studies have
shown is popular with readers and advertis
ers alike.
But no matter how you look at it, it's still
your hometown newspaper!
The most noticeable difference, of
course, is the size of the product. The new
"compact" is smaller -- but don't let its size
fool you.
The new "compact" offers tremendous
advantages over the broadsheet and more
and more newspaper companies are start
ing to take notice:
*The new size provides greater conve-
nience to readers. It's easier to hold, easier
to read.
*The new format allows us greater flex-
ibility when it comes to packaging and de-
sign. We're confident you'll like the way
content and features are organized and pre-
*Most important, the new compact will
allow us to expand the use of color in the
publication. With the new format, you'll see
more color.
The pages will be more exciting and the
photographs will be more vibrant.
We're also confident the new format
will be attractive to our advertisers. We rec-

Advertising Manager: Shawn Strawser
Advertising Services Coordinator: Dale Conyers
Advertising Services: Barbara Calfee
National Advertising: Joy Parrish
Chairman: Joe Smyth
President: Ed Dulin
Vice President of Florida Operations: Tom Byrd
Executive Editor: Katrina Elsken

Our Purpose...
The Caloosa Belle is published by Independent
Newspapers of Florida. Independent is owned by a unique
trust that enables this newspaper to pursue a mission of
journalistic service to the citizens of the community
Since no dividends are paid, the company is able to thrive
on profit margins below industrystandards. All after-tax
surpluses are reinvested in Independent's mission of jour-
nalistic service, commitment to the ideals of the First
Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, and support of the
community's deliberation of public issues.

ognize times are tough and businesses are
struggling to survive.
We are constantly in search of ways to
improve our products and provide adver-
tisers with an effective and cost-affordable
way to reach consumers in their market. We
think the new format gives our advertisers
more "bang for their buck!"
The new compacts provide greater im
pact for advertisers.
Again, studies have consistently shown
readers tend to recall and react -to adver-
tisements in compacts at a greater rate than
they do in traditional broadsheets.
The most common complaint we hear
from our advertisers is that there are too
many ads on a page.
Ad clutter: The more ads on the page,
the less likely their ad is to be spotted by a
Compacts offer an alternative. The overall
page size is smaller. There are fewer ads on
a page, so each ad stands out much more
than if it were on a page crowded with doz-
ens of small ads.
Finally, the new compact is much more
efficient for us to produce. That's important
in these tough economic time.
We've been Hendry County's No. 1 com
munity newspaper publisher for many years
and we have every intention of continuing
in that role. In addition to the advantages for
readers and advertisers, the new format of
fers a more sustainable model for us.
Despite the new look and the compact
size, rest assured everything else you've
come to expect from your Caloosa Belie re-
mains the same. We're still your hometown
newspaper providing you with the same
great news and information you've come to
expect from us.
We hope you like our new look. Please
let us know your thoughts and suggestions
for improvements. We appreciate your con-
tinued support and look forward to serving
you in the future!
Editor's note: Tom Byrd is publisher and
vice president of operations for Independent
Newspapers, Inc. Tom welcomes your com-
ments and suggestions and can be reached

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* To help our community become a better place to
live and work, through our dedication to consci-
entious journalism.
To provide the information citizens need to make
their own intelligent decisions about public
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poseful neutrality, fairness, objectivity, fearless-
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debate, not to dominate it with our own opinions.
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April 2, 2009

April 2, 2009

Caloosa Belle

Don't be a Buffoon You Should Know the Book!

By Les Morgan, pastor
Caloosa Baptist Church, LaBelle
I have never met Edward Farley, but I
have been challenged by him. In a piece
entitled, Can Church Education be Theologi-
cal Education," he asked some penetrating
questions regarding what
the typical church today
is doing in the area of
Christian Education. He
writes, "Why is it that the
vast majority of Christian
believers remain largely
unexposed to Christian
learning-to historical-crit-
ical studies of the Bible,
the content and structure Dr. Les
of the great doctrines, to Morgan
two thousand years of classic works on the
Christian life, to basic disciplines of theology,
biblical languages and ethics? Why do bank
ers, lawyers, farmers, physicians, homemak-
ers, scientists, salespeople, managers of all
sorts, people who carry out all kinds of
complicated tasks in their work and home,
remain in a literalist, elementary school level
in their religious understanding? How is it
that high school age church members move
easily and quickly into the complex world
of computers, foreign languages, DNA and
calculus, and cannot even make a beginning
in historical-critical interpretation of a single
text of Scripture? How is it possible one can
attend or even teach Sunday School for de
cades and at the end of that lack the interpre-
tive skills of someone who has taken three
or four weeks in an introductory course in

the Bible at a university or seminary?"
Need a follow-up challenge? Here you
go... Which of the following aren't in the
Cleanliness is next to godliness
God helps those who help themselves
Confession is good for the soul
Money is the root of all evil
Honesty is the best policy
How do you think you did on this little
pop-quiz? (See the answer at the end of this
article. You may be surprised!)
Pollster George Gallup Jr. has long re-
ferred to America as a "nation of biblical illit-
erates." Only four in 10 Americans know that
Jesus delivered the Sermon on the Mount.
A majority of citizens cannot name the four
Gospels of the New Testament. Only three in
10 teenagers know why Easter is celebrat-
ed. Two-thirds of Americans believe there
are few, if any, absolute principles to direct
human behavior. A new poll by the Barna
Research Group suggests that religious illit
eracy has increased. For example, three out
of four Americans (and nearly half of "born-
again" Christians) believe the Bible teaches
that "God helps those who help themselves."
George Barna argues that self-reliance is not
only unscriptural, but that it contradicts reve
lation. Only God determines a person's des-
tiny, the pollster notes. To believe otherwise
"exposes our false theological cornerstone
- that we are the center of things, that it is
up to us to determine our destiny, and that
God is merely our assistant..."
A similar number of born-again Christians
deny the existence of the Holy Spirit and Sa-

Letter to the Editor

Sub station office They would probably pay for themselves in
I realize this is not what certain Board the first one or two years as opposed to rent
Commissioners want, but just a thought: ing. They would have a nice office etc. I no
Why doesn't the County buy two double ticed in town (locally) a double wide home
wide trailers and use them until funding be- for under $40,000.
comes available for the Grand Sub Station? Seems to make since to me.
Two double wides will last at least ten years, Sincerely
giving some additional time to find money. Craig Bartoshuk

Local Weather Forecast

Weather forecast for Hendry County from the National Weather Service
LaBelle and surrounding area
Thursday: Mostly sunny with a high near 89. Winds will be light and breezy becom
ing south between 14 and 17. Winds could gust as high as 23 mph.
Thursday night: Partly cloudy with a low around 67. Winds will be from the south
between 3 and 9.

Extended Forecast
Friday: Partly cloudy with a high near 88. Winds will be from the south between 7
and 14 mph with gusts as high as 18 mph.
Friday night: Partly cloudy with a low around 68 and a 20 percent chance of show
ers. Winds will be from the southwest between 3 and 6 mph.
Saturday: Partly cloudy with a high near 88 and a 20 percent chance of showers.
Winds will be calm becoming west around 6 mph.
Saturday night: Partly cloudy with a low around 68.
Sunday: Mostly sunny with a high near 89.
Sunday night: Partly cloudy with a low around 67.
Monday: Mostly cloudy with a high near 86 and a 20 percent chance of showers.

tan. One in five denies Jesus' physical resur-
rection and believes he was a sinner. While
nearly three-fourths of all Americans believe
in hell, hardly any believe it to be their likely
destination in eternity. The sheer number of
"errant theological positions" among believ-
ers underscores "the magnitude of the chal-
lenge facing churches today," Barna notes.
University of Wisconsin historian Thom-
as Reeves indicts popular religious belief
and service.
"Christianity in modern America is, in
large part, innocuous," he writes. "It tends
to be easy, upbeat, convenient, and compat-
ible. It does not require self-sacrifice, disci-
pline, humility, an otherworldly outlook, a
zeal for souls, a fear as well as love of God.
There is little guilt and no punishment, and
the payoff in heaven is virtually certain."
Former Secretary of Education William
Bennett concludes that "We have become
the kind of society that civilized countries
used to send missionaries to."
These are harsh judgments. Perhaps we
have been so busy pursuing the American
Dream of the good life that we have neglect-
ed to nurture the faith on which the Dream
is founded. If so, our only fault is inattention.
Our common faith has faltered, or has shriv
eled for lack of nourishment, or has been
supplanted by sentimentality. Faith has not
been lost, only misplaced. As a people, we
can retrieve it, and we must.
Why do I address this topic? Several rea-
sons: 1) Our country was established on the

bedrock principles of the Bible. To distance
ourselves from the Divinely inspired pages is
to disconnect ourselves from what we are
as Americans. 2) The most popular book in
the world is the Bible. It has been translated
into more languages than any other book in
history, used as a foundational footing for
more democracies than any other piece of
literature ever composed, and has endured
more attempts to be burned, banned and
discarded than any other writing in the his-
tory of the world. For those reasons alone it
behooves us to see what it has to say. 3) Je-
sus said, "Go into all the world and teach...
(Mt. 28:19a)"
What is to be taught? The Bible! The pre-
mier passion of any church, no matter what
is on the sign in the front yard of the fellow
ship, should be to teach God's book, the
Bible. Failure to do so will always result to
be detrimental to any democracy. So... take
the challenge -learn for yourself what the
Bible teaches. Dig it out. Study it. Know what
is where in the book that has so influenced
and altered communities and people world
wide for thousands of years.
Or, maybe not.., if you don't mind being
a buffoon.
As promised, here is the answer to the
quiz Not of the statements are in the Bible!
Dr. Les Morgan is pastor of Caloosa
Baptist Church, located 200 yards behind
Flora & Ella's in LaBelle on Highway 80.




County of Hendry Tax Year 2008

Members of the Board
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Summary of Year's Actions

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April 2, 2009

Caloosa Belle


Church Briefs

Christ the King
special services
Christ the King Lutheran Church will
have special services on Good Friday at 6
p.m., April 10 at 350 CR78, .4 mile west of
Hwy. 29.
Easter Services will be at 9:15 a.m., April
12 with Pastor Fred Koehler.
Sunday Services are at 9:15 a.m. Com-
munion is the first and third Sunday of each
Bible study classes are at 10:30 p.m. each

Grace Baptist plans Son
rise service
Grace Baptist Church will have a "SON-
RISE" Service and Breakfast beginning
at 8 am., Easter Sunday, April 12. at the
church.4200 Eucalyptus Blvd. N.E. The pub

lic is invited to both the rousing morning
worship and celebration of our risen Savior,
and a delicious breakfast served with love
by the members of Grace Baptist. Don't miss
this great opportunity.
Gospel sing invitation
Gospel Sing by the Celebration Singers
with old southern gospel music at the Swin-
dle Farms Red Barn, April 3 at 7 p.m., in the
middle of Clewiston and Moore Haven on
Hwy. 27 coming from LaBelle off 80 on the
curve 2 / miles.

Sunrise Service planned
Palmdale Baptist Church will be having
their Easter Sunrise Service on Easter Sun-
day at 7 a.m. Breakfast will be served follow
ing the service. Everyone is welcome to join
us in celebrating our Savior's Resurrection.
510 Seminole Ave. N.W., Palmdale.

SFWMD, volunteers team up to

restore oyster reefs in Estero Bay

Healthy Oyster Reefs
essential to Estuary's
Water Quality

FORT MYERS-Scientists from the South
Florida Water Management District (SF-
WMD) accompanied by graduate students
from Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU)
and community volunteers will spend the
day "planting" oyster reefs in the Estero Bay
State Aquatic and Buffer Preserve Saturday,
April 4. The result will be a new, 400 square
meter oyster reef that will enhance filtration
and help restore the water quality of Estero
Bay which drains 293 square miles of the re-
gion's watershed.
An individual oyster can filter 4 to 34 liters
of water per hour, removing phytoplankton,
particulates, sediments, pollutants and mi-
croorganisms from the water. The filtering
process improves light penetration into the
water, promoting the growth of underwater
"The ecological significance and the
water quality benefits of the oyster are un-
der -appreciated," said SFWMD Governing
Board member Charles Dauray. "Maintain
ing and enhancing oyster reefs are signifi-
cant steps in improving the overall health of
our coastal estuaries."
Fossil oyster shells, contained in wire-
mesh bags were prepared by the graduate
students, and will be used as the reef-build-
ing materials. District scientists and corn
munity volunteers will place the bags, each
weighing 20 to 30 pounds, around mangrove
islands in the bay. Collectively, the bags will
form a reef habitat where oyster larvae can
settle and grow to adult size.
Over the next 1 to 2 years, settlement and
growth of the oysters will be monitored, as
will the use of the reef by other aquatic or-
ganisms. These reefs will be compared to
natural reefs in Estero Bay as growth and
settlement occurs.

In collaboration with other state and fed-
eral agencies, District scientists have been
involved in adaptive management and oyster
reef restoration for the past five years. This
project builds on previous restoration efforts
by the District, FGCU and other agencies to
maintain and enhance a healthy living-oyster
population in Estero Bay.
The eastern oyster (Crassotrea virginica)
is a valued part of the aquatic food chain in
Southwest Florida, and oyster beds provide
vital habitats for a large number of aquatic
organisms. Oysters -and the complex,
three-dimensional reef structures they form
- support numerous species of invertebrates
and fishes such as mud crab, black drum
and crown conch. Oysters themselves are
an important fisheries species, and the reefs
serve as essential fish habitat for other com-
mercially valuable species.
To volunteer, contact Lacey Smith at
239-590-7265 or or Lesli
Haynes at 239-590-7242 or lhaynes@fgcu.

Charles B. Ledbetter III
LABELLE Charles B. Ledbetter Ill, was born
Feb. 9, 1928, in Leesburg. He died March 24,
2009 in LaBelle.
He was the son of the late Charles B. Ledbet
ter Jr. and Dorothy Holden Ledbetter. They
moved to Miami in 1934.
Charles attended Miami High School from
1943 to 1946. He attended the University of
Florida from 1946 to 1947 and the University of
Maryland form 1947 to 1951, where he graduat-
ed with a bachelor's of science degree.
Having joined with the ROTC unit he went on
active duty with the U.S. Army as a 2nd Lt. He
served in Germany and received his 1st LT.
Commission in September 1952.
He met LaVonne Fischer while in Germany.
They were married in April 1953. They returned
in July 1953 to Charles native state of Florida,
where he joined his father in an insurance agen-
In 1957 his father had a severe stroke and
Charles became President of the agency. In
1960 and 1965 the agency merged with Bucha-
nan and Coleman.
Charles was a member of Miami Beach Rod &
Reel Club, Coral Reef Yacht Club, Bankers Club,
and the trail trap skeet club. They were mem
bers of St. Philip Episcopal Church were they
were sponsors of the Young Peoples Service
League for four years.
Early in the 1970s they purchased land new Al
va, where they used part of the land as a tree
farm. In 1977 they had a home built there and
moved from Coral Gables in 1978. While in Alva
they were members of St. Anselm Episcopal
On moving to LaBelle, they joined the Episco-
pal Church of the Good Shepherd where he
served fro some years as Treasurer.
Charles enjoyed fishing all of his life and
owned serval boats over the years. He also en-
joyed hunting with friends and was a expert
skeet shot with a 150 straight badge to show for
it. He earned a license to fly at a young age and
in later years shared ownership of a 185 Cessna
airplane with a friend.
He is survived by his wife of 55 years and 11
moths of marriage.
A memorial service will be held at the Episco
pal Church of the Good Shepherd, 1098 Col-
lingswood Parkway, on April 18, 2009, at 11
Donations may be sent to the Memorial Fund,
Episcopal Church of The Good Shepherd, P.O.
Box 787, LaBelle, FL 33975.

Ida Forrey
Lofton Kirby, 91
LABELLE Ida Forrey Lofton Kirby, of La-
Belle passed away with her loving family at her
side early Tuesday morning, March 24, 2009.
She was 91.
She was born in LaBelle
on Feb. 3, 1918, to Melville
E. Forrey (Chairman of the ._ 0-
1st Board of Hendy CountyB
Commissioners) and Co-
rine Poole Forrey.
The third of four daugh-
ters, she was predeceased
by her parents and sisters, Flora Burchard
Hampton and Ella Burchard (the youngest sis-
ter, Mary Dyess, currently lives in LaBelle). She
was also predeceased by her first husband of 31
years, James V Lofton, and second husband of
27 years, Henry R. Kirby.
She is survived by two sons, James Vee (Mar-
tha) Lofton Sr. and Wayne Allen (Suzanne) Lof-
ton; daughter, Martha Jayne Lofton Gourley;
grandchildren, James Vee (Laura) Lofton Jr.,
Kevin Lee (Betty Dorshia) Gourley, Laurel Linn
Lofton, Daniel Lane (Christine) Gourley, and
James Larry (Carrie) Lofton; great-grandchil-
dren, Amanda Gourley, Maura Lofton, Madalyon
Lofton, Max Lofton, Charlotte Gourley, Joseph
Gourley, Aubrie Lofton and Joel Lofton. Also
survived is Ida's beloved baby sister, Mary Dyess.
Ida began her busy life as a dress and craft
store owner and at one point worked with the
local newspaper. She enjoyed helping her sis-
ters at their famous restaurant, Flora & Ella's,
and was also an active participant in the com-
munity as a vivacious member of many clubs:
Women's Club, American Heritage Museum,
ABWA, LaBelle Garden Club, Veterans of For-
eign Wars (Ladies Aux), American Legion (La-
dies Aux), Kiwanis Club, Buck Masters Club,
Hope Hospice Volunteers, Friends of Barron Li-
brary, Lady Lions Club, Swamp Cabbage Com-
mittee, Former Boy Scout and Cub Scout leader,
PTA, Lee County Pioneers, and Edison Pageant
of Light. Taking pictures was her favorite hobby
and will be missed by all her friends and family.
Funeral services took place at LaBelle First
Baptist Church, Saturday, March 28, 2009.
The family requests you donate in her honor
to your favorite charities.
Pall Bearers were James Vee Lofton Jr., Kevin
Lee Gourley, Daniel Lane Gourley, James Larry
Lofton, Jeffery Burton, and Michael Burton.
Arrangements by Akin Davis Funeral Home,

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Let's have breakfast with the Easter Bunny!

"Easter Bunny to be at Barron Park for
family fun and hot pancakes!"
The event is scheduled to begin at 8 a.m.
Saturday, April 11, at the Barron Park state
road 29 (Bridge Street) and Park Avenue in
the city of LaBelle. The HGHC promises this
to be a fun event for children of all ages and
their families. The Easter Bunny Breakfast
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will allow children to interact with the Eas
ter Bunny and eat a yummy breakfast of hot
pancakes and sausage! There will be a pho-
to area for pictures with the Easter Bunny,
raffle, prizes and games!
The cost to attend this Hoppy Eggx-
travaganza is $5. Tickets are on sale now at
Florida Community Bank. Be sure to bring

It's none other than Peter Cottontail, inviting you to breakfast!

Submitted photo

Feeding the homeless
Florida Community Bank's "Have a Heart, Feed the Homeless" food drive was
a success. Much needed food was collected for the homeless. Also, $374 in
donations was collected to purchase additional food. A big thank you to the La-
Belle Chapter 144 Disabled American Veterans for their generous donation. All
proceeds will benefit the Hendry-Glades Homeless Coalition. Pictured from left
to right are long-time Florida Community Bank employees Sonya Murray, Judy
Reinbott and Nell Broom.

your camera, as there will be a photo op
portunity for you to take pictures with
the Easter Bunny. You may contact Susan
Vaughan at Florida Community Bank 863-
675-1313 or Aida Barnhart 863-675-5297 for
tickets. Hendry-Glades Homeless Coalition
is a non-profit agency that serves the home-
less in Hendry and Glades Counties and is
pleased host this springtime joyful event to
raise funds to further the homeless mission.
Don't forget: Breakfast with the Easter
Bunny, Saturday, April 11, 8-10 a.m. in Bar
ron Park, Bridge Street & Park Avenue, La-
Belle. Tickets: $5.
About Hendry-Glades Homeless Coali-
The mission of the Hendry-Glades
Homeless Coalition (the "HGHC") is "A col-
laborative mission with governmental and
community organizations to prevent and
minimize homelessness within Hendry and
Glades Counties to redirect individuals and
families towards independent living through
the use of life-changing resources". The
HGHC meets at the United Way House in
LaBelle (117 Ft. Thompson Ave). Everyone
is invited to attend these meetings and learn
more about the local homeless mission and
how you can make a difference.

Valerie Ruth Scott and Shawn Connolly
Smith were married Saturday, February 21
at The Memorial Chapel at Rice Univeristy in
Houston, Texas. Music for the ceremony was
provided by Paul Butt, organist; and Tim and
Stephanie Taylor, vocalists.
The bride is the daughter of Diane Russell
Scott of New Summerfeld, Texas and Gerry
and Sandy Scott of Houston, Texas and the
granddaughter of Bobbie Russell of New
Summerfleld, Texas and the late Harold
Russell: Joan Scott of Conroe, Texas and the
late James Scott.
The groom Is the son of Bill and Nancy
Smith of LaBelle, Florida, and the grandson
of the late Thomas and Katherine Connolly
and Kenneth and Elizabeth Smith.
The bride is a 1998 graduate of Rusk High
School and 2002 graduate of Baylor
The groom is a 1997 graduate of LaBelle
High School and 2001 graduate of Rice
Given in marriage by her father the bride
wore a slim A-line gown in antique gold fea-
turing an asymmetrical wrap accented with
embellished lace at the bust line and side
waist. The exquisite lace also encircled the
bottom hem of the skirt. A matching gold fin-
gertip veil completed her ensemble.
Her attendants wore floor length gowns in
black taffeta and chiffon.
Maid of honor was the bride's sister, Jamle
Scott of Atlanta, Georgia. Bridesmaids were
her sister, Jessica Rayhill of Houston, Texas;
and college friends, Megan Lockwood of
Amarillo, Texas, Melissa Hajjar of Austin,
Texas and Karmen Wood of Waco Texas.
Flower girls were Kiera Lockwood of

Submitted photo
Lisa Rivera, Antonio Martinez

Rivera, Martinez

plan to wed

Tony II, Joshua and Macy Martinez along
with Natalie, Nathan and Thomas Canales,
all of LaBelle are pleased to announce the
engagement of their parents, Antonio Marti-
nez and Lisa Rivera. The couple is planning
a Spring wedding in April.
Antonio is employed by the AA La Raza
Bail Bonds. Lisa is employed by J&J Phar-
The couple plans to reside in LaBelle.

Amarillo, Texas and Carlie Thompson, the
groom's goddaughter, of Katy, Texas.
House party included Emily Bacom of
Austin, Texas, Ellen Crady of Corpus Christi,
Texas, Elaine Day of Bellville, Texas and Allie
Godwin of Erie, Colorado, cousins of the
Best man was the groom's brother, Ryan
Smith of Jacksonville, Florida. Groomsmen
were college teammates Joe Bob Thompson
of Katy, Texas, Jamie Tyler of Austin, Texas,
Rod Beavan of Houston, Texas, Willie Merritt
of Sugar Land, Texas and the bride's brother,
Russ Scott of Austin, Texas.
Ushers were Sam Geraci of Sugar Land,
Texas and George Butkus of The Woodlands,
Texas, friends of the groom and Judd Smith
of Dallas, Texas and Heath Trisdale of
Pearland, Texas, college teammates.
After the couple exchanged vows, guests
were invited to The Petroleum Club of
Houston for dinner and dancing with music
provided by the band Sound Advice.
After a honeymoon in St. Lucia, the couple
will reside in Houston, Texas.

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Seventh graders traveling to Orlando

LaBelle Middle School educator Peter
Kramer was awarded an $800 Target Field
Trip Grant, designed to help bring learning
to life for students.
Seventh grade math teacher was select-
ed from more than 25,000 applicants from
across the country. Mr. Kramer plans to use





Hendry and Glades Counties- Spring is
here, and with the change of season also
comes the annual rite of "spring cleaning."
This spring, Goodwill Industries of South-
west Florida provides a new incentive for
people to donate their gently-used items to
Goodwill stores, by announcing its Spring
"SWEEP" Stakes.
The grand prize winner will receive help
with their spring cleaning, in the form of
$500 towards a closet reorganization and
makeover from B&B Closets, Inc.
"Spring is usually a busy donation season
for us," says Kirsten O'Donnell, Director of
Public Relations for Goodwill Industries of
Southwest Florida. "But we've seen a sig-
nificant drop in the number of items we're
receiving this year.
Donations are our life-blood. They sup-
port all of our programs and services, so
we're really hoping this contest will help en
courage more people to clean their closets
and donate."
With each donation visit to a Goodwill
Retail & Donation Center or Attended Dona-
tion Center from March 30 until May 2, do
nors earn an entry into the "SWEEP" Stakes.
The winner will be randomly drawn from all
entries on Monday, May 11.
A full list of contest rules is available at
Goodwill's 23 Retail & Donation Centers in
Southwest Florida.
Donations received at Goodwill stores
are re-sold to fund programs and services
which help people become more inde
pendent. Goodwill Industries of Southwest
Florida supports six Job-Link offices, eleven
apartment complexes for people with dis-
abilities and for low-income seniors, the
Four Wheels for Work vehicle assistance
program, a youth mentoring program, and
a charter school for students with develop-
mental disabilities. These programs serve
persons in Lee, Charlotte, Collier, Glades
and Hendry Counties.
Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida
builds lives, families, and communities
one job at a time by helping people with
disabilities and other barriers to employ-
ment discover and develop their full poten-
tial through work and career development

the grant to take 20 students to Wonder
works in Orlando on April 24.
With the nation's schools facing increas
ing budget shortages each year, field trips
are often one of the first elements eliminated
form the curriculum. The Target Field Trip
Grants Program, which launched in Septem-
ber 2006, distributed 5,000 grants totaling $4
million in funds this year to education pro-
fessionals to help fill this gap.
Criteria for the selection of grant recipi-
ents included: the description of the field trip
and its objectives, the benefits to students,
the tie-in to the school curriculum, the num-
ber of students who would be impacted and
the proposed use of funds.

Submitted photo

Top student
Mika Weerasinghe graduated from La-
Belle High School in 2005, and was a
member of the National Honor Society.
She graduated from Edison College
with an Associate in Arts with honors
in 2007, and is currently attending
Florida Gulf Coast University. She is
majoring in legal studies (Bachelor of
Science) with a minor in history.

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April 2, 2009

Caloosa Belle

Caloosa Belle

Dillon Thomas, a familiar face and builder of Florida history.

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All Academic Team
Submitted phoo Chad Lutkenhaus (right), a 2007 LaBelle High School graduate and a current
FGCU Student/Athlete was recently recognized on the Atlantic Sun All-Academ-
ic team this past school year. Chad is a sophomore at FGCU, and basketball
player. He is shown in the picture with Kyle Marks, another selection of the
.L. __) Atlantic Sun.

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turning 90 years old

Old timers carry the knowledge of their
days, the memories of their lives. It is for
us to heed their wisdom while their candle
Dillon Thomas is a name familiar to many
in LaBelle. He was born on April 8, 1919, at
Okeechobee and moved as an infant to the
Fort Myers area in 1920.
He spent his younger years at different lo-
cations around South Florida as his parents
moved a lot.
In 1932 at the age of 13, Dillon worked as
a cowboy in Collier County.
In 1934 and 1935, when Dillon was 14
and 15 years old, he worked for Western
Union in Fort Myers. It was not uncommon
for him to ride his bike delivering telegrams
nine miles a day. At times he would have to
push the bike due to the dirt roads. At one
time he was stopped for speeding on his
bike in downtown Fort Myers. He recalls
delivering telegrams to Thomas Edison and
Henry Ford's homes.
Dillon was married and started a family
and in 1942 helped build the first barracks
for the Gunnery at Buckingham near East
Fort Myers. He went into the Navy from
Returning from the service, he lived with
his family working on a ranch as a cowboy
near the Seminole Indian Reservation. He
left there so that his oldest daughter might

start school.
In 1950, he went back into the construc-
tion industry, beginning a long history as a
building contractor in the area.
Dillon moved to Lehigh, in 1955. There
were only six homes at that time. During
the next 6 1/2 years he would build 1,250
homes, the country club, the first motel,
first shopping center, first service station and
four churches. He has one granddaughter,
Robin Byrd, who still lives in Lehigh.
He is known for his quality work and
helped many younger men in learning con-
struction skills and starting businesses.
Dillon is also known for his music and
hunting. He has had four different bands and
continues to play and sing at local events,
parties and at church. He was a self-taught
guitar player and singer from the age of 14.
He has written several songs, his latest being
"Florida's Last Cowboy."
Dillon has resided in LaBelle for over 30
years now. He has survived three wives. Dil-
lon has three children, 6 step children, 19
grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren and
seven great-great-grandchildren.
He is also the oldest of nine siblings, all
of whom are still living. His family will cel-
ebrate the life of this amazing old timer with
a 90th party at the Felda Community Center
on April 11.

Tennis invitation
Tennis enthusiasts are invited to a tennis
tournament Saturday, April 4, beginning at
8 a.m. at LaBelle Sports Park on Pratt Blvd.
All ages are welcome with divisions for men,
women, singles and mixed doubles from
beginners to advanced players. The $30 en-
try includes a T-shirt. Sign up at LaBelle High

Archery, anyone?
The Lee County Archers are registering
new participants. The following events take
place at the Nalle Grade County Park Range
in North Ft. Myers:
Sunday: April 5, 9 a.m., 900 Round

Guided Nature Walk
planned April 22
On Wednesday, April 22, from, 2 to 4 p.m,
join park staff on a stroll through native habi-
tat this earth day. See first hand the plants

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and animals that make southwest Florida so
unique. Participants should be able to walk
approximately one and a half miles. Please
dress appropriately and bring a water bottle.
We will meet at the main entrance of the
park at 18500 North River Rd.
There is no cost to participate in this pro
gram and registration is not required. Limit
25 participants. Children must be accom
panied by an adult. For more information
please call Kelly at 239-693-2690.

Football and cheer coaches
Always wanted to be a part of a great
youth organization? Now's your chance!
The LaBelle Longhorn Pop Warner football
and cheer program is now accepting appli-
cations for football and cheer coaches for
the 2009 season.
lease call Jason at: 239-229-2179 or Lori
at 863-673-4811 for applications and further
information. No experience necessary, train-
ing provided.

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April 2, 2009

Children's handprints

in Capitol rotunda

Children's Week is March 29 through
April 2. In celebration, children in Lee, Col-
lier, Glades and Hendry counties made
handprints to hang in the State Capitol ro
tunda on display.
Tens of thousands of paper cut-outs of
children's hands decorated by children and
their teachers are collected at child care fa-
cilities, schools, and churches across the
state and are hung throughout the Capitol
Rotunda creating an amazing display of Chil-
dren's art.
The hands remain in the Capitol Rotunda
the entire week as a reminder to legislators
and advocates that we must take care of our
most precious commodity, our children.
Children's Week has proven to be a real

symbol of change and collaboration in the
State of Florida.
It bridges the gap between child advo-
cates in Florida and policy makers in our
State Capitol.
It allows everyone an opportunity to
work together to protect our best and most
important natural resource-the state's chil-
dren. The true impact of our collaborative
efforts is strengthened by our partnerships
and through widespread media coverage of
children's issues across the state.
The Early Learning Coalition of S.W Flor-
ida is also including ribbons of grey hands to
represent the 5,000+ children who are wait
ing to be served through School Readiness

Come to Easter Eggstravaganza!
Christ Central Church understands things with prizes and candy, plus a bounce house,
are tough and is planning a big Easter Egg- live music Easter presentation all free.
stravaganza and inviting the whole commu- Hot dogs and hamburgers will be avail-
nity. able. The fun starts at noon at Barron Park,
Just imagine 10,000 Easter eggs packed Easter Sunday, April 12.

In recognition of Children's Week, March 29-April 2, paper cut-outs of children's
hands decorated by children and their teachers are displayed for the entire
week throughout the Capitol Rotunda creating an amazing display of Children's
art. The "hands" are a reminder to legislators and advocates that we must take
care of our children.

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The Second Annual Kiwanis Community Easter Egg Hunt will be held Saturday,
April 11, at 10 a.m. behind the Thrift Store at 155 S Bridge Street. Join the Eas-
ter Bunny at Barron Park for breakfast to benefit the Homeless Coalition, then
follow the bunny to the Easter Egg Hunt. The hunt will be in the grass, by age
groups, lots of prizes and goodies for all elementary & younger children. Bring
an Easter basket, or bag to collect your eggs. Come join in the fun. The Kiwanis
Thrift Store is still on the road to recovery. Sidewalk sales Monday through Fri-
day from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thank you for all the community support. Kiwanis is a
global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world one child and
one community at a time

April 2, 2009

Caloosa Belle

iTECH: Hands on your future

Caloosa Belle/Patty Brant
Construction/drafting students are making these prototype lawn chairs which
will eventually be available for sale.

Caloosa Belle/Patty Brant
iTECH student Gonzalo Herrera demonstrates how they use sensors to align
wheels in the auto shop. Gonzalo's sister Melissa is one of three women in the
class apparently a very popular field for women as well as men.

Ofelia Dimas demonstrates how she concocts one of her specialty drinks at the
iTOWN Cafe coffee bar at iTECH. If the beverage doesn't pick you up, that smile
certainly will!

By Patty Brant
Caloosa Belle
There's a new technical center just a
few miles from LaBelle. Immokalee's new
iTECH center keeps expanding its offerings
- that means, it keeps expanding YOUR op-
Since its inception, iTECH was visualized
as a center where students could benefit
from "the whole picture" of their chosen
field through actual interaction with the
public in work situations. The first storefront
shop to be offered to the public will be the
coffee shop. These trendy shops are just a
popular here in Immokalee as everywhere
else. Look for those divine freezes and dec-
adent coffee drinks to be served up at the
iTown Cafe coffee shop after Spring Break
- around mid-April. The coffee shop will offi-
cially be open to the public at that time. Talk
about a pick-me-up!
Ofelia Dimas is busy perfecting her lattes
and other specialty drinks and coming up
with occasional surprises like fresh lemon-
ade. Ofelia has been employed with Bethune
Adult Ed since 1977 as a paraprofessional.
Now she is enjoying her new position as the
iTown Cafe's official barista.
Located adjacent to the iTown Cafe, the
coffee shop will also offer luscious pastries
prepared by students in the kitchen. Look
for it to open at 6:45 a.m. daily.
The iTown Cafe is gearing up to provide
excellent breakfasts and lunches to the pub-
lic as well, including soup and salad with
daily plate specials. Students are already ca-
tering school events such as the TAPP senior
dinner. Currently, the Cruising Cafe serves
breakfast and lunch to staff.
The restaurant area is ready for custom-
ers and you can even take advantage of wifi
connections at several of the tables.
Other store fronts to be open to the pub-
lic include a hair salon, auto shop, construc
tion shop and child care.
The construction/drafting department is
also providing opportunities for its students.
For instance, students have modified exist-
ing plans for wooden lawn furniture. Gerald
Williams, instructor and department head,
said the Immokalee Foundation has been
a business partner with the class for years.
These chairs are prototypes of lawn chairs
to be to sold in stores.
I.H.S. Beta Club students also use the
shop to build props for their award-winning

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annual state convention presentations. In
fact, this year his son, Blane, is running for
state president.
Elsewhere in the center, students like 27
year-old Gonzalo Herrera prepare for a ca-
reer in auto repair. After a four-year stint in
the Navy as an air traffic controller, Gonzalo
came home to Immokalee. Always a back-
yard mechanic, Gonzalo hopes to own his
own shop one day and is learning every as-
pect of the business.
"I love doing this," he said. On Jan. 6 he
began the two year program and is currently
learning the ins and out of testing brakes
and A/C work.
Students become ASE certified in various
of auto repair during the course.
The Spring semester just closed enroll-
ment for vocational certificate classes.
iTECH has, for the first time, two full li-
censed practical nursing classes running
concurrently. The entire third floor is dedi-
cated to health sciences. GED, ESOL and
vocational preparation classes have open
Contact Nancy lacovone, advisor, at 658-
7065, to plan your career at iTECH. Financial
aid is available to those who qualify. Farm
worker families may contact Sylvia Mendoza
at 658-7064 and Sandra Posada at 658-7064
for special services.


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April 2, 2009

Caloosa Belle

Let some Flower Power

brighten your life

Caloosa Belle
Deanna Campos, left, and Robbie Munson welcome you to Flower Power, where
they can brighten your world with the good things in life. They have just the right
touch for every occasion come by and you'll see!

By Sierra Brown
LaBelle Flower Power is the merging of
two shops, formerly known as LaBelle Flo-
rist and O'Ferrell's Florist. Joining them is
Sassy Southern Belle. The owner of LaBelle
Flower Power is Robbie Munson, who is
committed to bringing LaBelle unique and
up-to-date floral design.
LaBelle Flower Power is a flower shop
and a gift shop; they do weddings, funerals,
birthdays and everyday occasions. Also they
have silk arrangements, green plants and,
now that Easter is around the corner, they
have Spring bouquets.
And don't forget balloons! Flower Power
has balloons for all occasions. They also do
specialty baskets everything from gourmet
to junk food bring your own goodies or

they will supply them for you.
Still in the planning stages, Robbie would
like to add a candy shop to satisfy those
sweet cravings. For now, stop by LaBelle
Flower Power for some flowers and you
may brighten someone's day with a color-
ful bouquet. Come join the fun for a Spring
Fling Open House on April 9 from 5-7 p.m.
There will be refreshments, door prizes and
discounts on purchased gifts. Also, you can
win a prize if you wear the cutest, funniest,
wackiest or most colorful Spring bonnet.
LaBelle Flower Power is located at 340
North Bridge Street (the old Jackson River
building). Their hours are Monday through
Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Saturdays
from 9 a.m. to noon. For more information
their phone number is 863-675-4800.

Ave Maria's juris doctor

program licensed by Florida

Supporting the community
Pictured with the recently acquired additional Glades County C.O.
Fuller (Co-Captain) and Roger Saunders (Captain). The Port LaBe
gram has nearly 30 members, and anyone in the Glades County
patrol areas interested in becoming a member should contact Mr. I
673-4660, Mr. Saunders at (863) 675-6288, or e-mail sandybarc
com. Members wish to thank Sheriff Stuart Whiddon and the G
Sheriff's Office for all of their assistance and support of this in

Community Brief

82nd Airborne Association seeking members
The 82nd Airborne Division has served in Afghanistan and Iraq for the pas
will return for another tour of duty.
This is the most decorated division in today's military and looking for n
bership in the 82nd Airborne Division Association has veterans from the I
82nd 101st and today's Special Forces.
Combat is not a requirement, only the wings you earned through har
termination. For information, contact Airborne Days 5459 Northcutt PI Day
E-mail, Phone 937-898-5977

(March 24, 2009) Ave Maria School of
Law announced that its Juris Doctor program
has been licensed by the Florida Department
of Education's Commission for Independent
Education. Receipt of this license was the
last of the licensing and accreditation stan-
dards the Law School had to satisfy prior to
holding classes in Naples this August.
"We are very pleased about this decision
and will continue to work cooperatively with
the Commission over the coming years,"
said Eugene Milhizer, Acting Dean of Ave
Maria School of Law. "With this license in
place, we are now able to look forward to
continuing our outstanding program of legal
education in Florida this fall." The license
application process was complete upon the
Commission's receipt of official notice that
Submitted photo the American Bar Association (ABA) granted
acquiescence to the Law School's relocation
to Florida. The Law School received ABA
acquiescence last month. This Provisional
P car are Ken License makes the Law School eligible to
lie C.O.P pro- submit an application for a non-provisional
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already begun preparing.
Classes at Ave Maria School of Law are
scheduled to begin at the 12.5-acre Vine-
yards campus in Naples in August of 2009.
Students have already been welcomed into
the southwest Florida legal community by
employers and will continue to seek em-
ployment opportunities with area firms and
solo practitioners, as well as clerkship and
externship opportunities with the many
judges and government offices in Collier and
Lee Counties.
Ave Maria School of Law offers a rigorous
legal education characterized by a commit-
ment to professional excellence, the highest
ethical and moral standards, and the integra-
tion of the Catholic intellectual tradition.
Since its opening, Ave Maria School of
Law has enrolled students from 49 states
and abroad and from more than 380 colleges
and universities. Alumni of the Law School
are now employed in more than 40 states
and several countries. Ave Maria School of
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14 Caloosa Belle April 2, 2009

Community Briefs

Enjoy Earth Day celebration
Come enjoy the annual Earth Day Festival
Saturday, April 25 (NOT the 22nd as previ
ously published), at Barron Park from 10:30
a.m.-3 p.m.
Live music all day by the Caloosahatchee
Folk Society plus beautiful art and environ-
mental presentations. Food available all day:
LMS solar hot dogs, Girl Scouts nachos and
tea, LaBelle Longhorns chips and sodas.
Kiwanis Art contest will be judged and dis-
played at the park. Admission is free. For
information contact LaBelle Recreation at

Save that water!
LaBelle residents should be aware that
the city is under water restrictions includ-
ing water from utilities, wells, canals, lakes
or ponds.
Lots under five acres: odd number ad-
dresses may water on Monday; even num
ber or no address on Thursdays. Choose
only one four-hour window from 4-8 a.m.
or 4-8 p.m.; lots over five acres: odd num-
ber addresses may water on Monday; even
number or no address Thursday. choose ei-
ther midnight-8 a.m. or 4 11:59 p.m.
Multi use family units or complexes: Less
than five acres: entities that irrigate both odd
and even or no address: Thursday either 4-8
a.m. or 4-8 p.m.; Five acres or more: enti-
ties that irrigate both odd and even or no ad-
dresses: Thursday from midnight-8 a.m. and
4 11:59 p.m. (to cycle through all irrigations
zones, no are may be irrigated more than
one time per week).

Skeet shoot to benefit local
Boy Scouts
The First Skeet and Trap Shoot benefit-
ting the local Boy Scouts of LaBelle will be
held on May 2, at the Hendry County Sher-
iff's Gun Range.
The cost is $50 for individual shooters or
$250 for a team of five. The cost includes
ammunition and a free lunch for shooters.
Awards and prizes will be given to the top
shooters. The event starts promptly at 9 a.m.
Also, Pistol Pete's Hunting and Shooting
Supply of LaBelle will raffle a shotgun at a
cost of $5 per ticket or three for $10.
If you are interested in signing up or
would like to sponsor a team, please call
Dave Alexander at 863 675 0500. If you
would like to buy a raffle ticket, you can
call Pistol Pete's at 863-612-HUNT or stop
by their store at 417 W Hickpoochee Ave.
in LaBelle.
All proceeds will go to the local Boy
Scouts to help in paying for Summer Camp
and Summer Camp Supplies. Thank you for

Help Project Graduation
Attention all parents of LHS Junior and
Senior students. The next Project Gradua-
tion meeting is March 31 at p.m. located at
the LHS Cafeteria.
Please check the LHS Website for info.
concerning Project Graduation:

Last play of the season
The Firehouse Cultural Center's last
production of the season presents: When
Shakespeare's Ladies Meet (With Apologies
To The Bard) By CHARLES GEORGE -- Com-
edy For the Fair Sex in One Act. The Scene
in the Garden of Juliet's home in Verona.
ACTORS: Juliet, from "Romeo and Juliet"
-- Olivia Luckey; Portia from "The Merchant
of Venice" -- Nancy McGlasson; Katharine
from "The Taming of the Shrew" Chan-
dler Bridwell; Desdemona from "Othello" -
Carolyn White; Cleopatra from "Antony and
Cleopatra" Alexa Pena; and Ophelia from
"Hamlet" Tina Kirby
In addition: Disillusioned Wallflowers
by Anne Palmer: A one-act comedy -- A
light and frothy exchange between two old
friends attempting to add a touch of spice in
their otherwise dull lives. Actors: Sherry King
as Gertrude and Carolyn White as Flora.
plus the very talented 6th grader, Christian
Dimaculangan from Veterans Park Academy
for Arts in Lehigh, sharing his genius on the
Performances April 16, 17, 18, 19 and 23,
24, 25, 26. Showtimes 7 p.m. Thurs., Fri., Sat.
and 2 p.m. Sundays. 241 N. Bridge St., La-
Belle. Regular admission is $14 at the door,
$12 with advance reservations and a new
Thursday Only $7 Student Special with ID
and advance reservation. Call 863-675-3066
for reservations.

Attention antique lovers
Come to the Antique Show and Tell Day
at VFW Post 101000 Sunday, April 5, from
1-4 p.m. Bring small items to show and dis
cuss. The post is located on SR 29S.

Music at the market
The Disabled American Veterans Com-
munity Market will host a group of local Mu-
sicians on Saturday, April 4. The group will
be performing C&W, Bluegrass and Gospel
music from 9:30-11:30 a.m. bring your fold-
ing chair and enjoy the music.

Yard sale for the animals
The Caloosa Humane Society is hold-
ing a giant yard sale on Saturday, April 4, 8
a.m.-1 p.m. There will be many new items!
They also need donations of saleable items
for yard sales. Park Ave. behind the LaBelle
Auction Co. 390 North Bridge St. For more
information call 675-0997

Democrats to meet at Harlem
The Hendry County Democratic Execu-
tive Committee will meet at the Harlem
Community Library, 1010J Harlem Academy
Avenue, Clewiston at 6:30 p.m. on Thurs-
day, April 2. The local Democrats will final-
ize plans for their annual Jefferson-Jackson
Dinner to be held at the Clewiston Inn on
Saturday, June 13, 2010. All interested Hen-
dry County Democrats are welcome at this
and all Democratic Party meetings. For in-
formation in Clewiston contact Carol Griggs,
(863)228-4210; in LaBelle contact Joe
Thomas, (863)234-1894.

Historians to meet
The regular monthly meeting of LaBelle
Heritage Museum will be Thursday, April
2, at 7 p.m. in City Hall. The speaker is to
be Tom Gaskins, Palmdale, who will tell
about early days of the family migration to
Southwest Florida, and living conditions at
the time. This should be very interesting,
so please plan to attend. Mr. Gaskins is also
scheduled to tell about the Cypress Knee
Museum in September, so mark your calen-
dars for September 3, too.
April business session is the annual meet
ing and election of new officers, and is open
to the public. Come meet with us if pos-

Giving Rocks
A celebration of the oldies to benefit the
United Way of Hendry and Glades Counties.
Let's rock to the oldies with entertainment,
dinner, antique car show, silent auction and
raffle. The event will take place on April 18
from 4-7 p.m. at Barron House 904 E. Hick-
pochee Ave, corner of St. Rd. 80 E and Ft.
Thompson Ave.
Tickets are $50 per person in advance or
at the door. Ticket price includes raffle for six
nights at a cabin near Blue Ridge, Georgia.
For reservations or additional information
contact: Julie Boardman or Arlene Bettan-
court at 863-675-8383 Ext. 23.
Plat Directory available
The Hendry Soil and Water Conservation
District is pleased to announce the avail-
ability of the new 2009 Hendry/Glades Plat
The Hendry Soil and Water Conserva-
tion District is located at 1085 Pratt Blvd.,
LaBelle or you may call Barbara at (863)674-
The cost of the new directory will remain
the same unchanged at $53.50. .

Smoking cessation classes to
Quit Now LaBelle! Cigarette and Smoke-
less Tobacco Cessation Class are ongoing
until Thursday, April 9.
FREE classes held in the conference room
at Hendry Convenient Care Center, LaBelle.
Contact Eliseo Rangel at 239 462-9068 to

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

Attention: Social Security
help available
If you have questions about Social Se
curity or Supplemental Security Income or
need help in completing an application for
old age, disability and survivors insurance;
Medicare or Supplemental Security income
benefits, call 1-800-772-1213.
The Fort Myers office is open Monday,
Wednesday and Friday 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.;
Tuesday and Thursday 9 a.m-4 p.m. except
on national holidays. If you prefer you may
meet a representative at the United Way
House in LaBelle, 117 Fort Thompson Ave.
from 9 a.m.-noon Tuesday, April 7, Tuesday,
May 5 or Tuesday, June 2.
Medicare toll free line 1-800-633-4227
callers can talk to a customer service repre
sentative in English or Spanish 9 a.m.-4:30
p.m. Monday-Friday. Information is also
available at

Property found
The Hendry County Sheriff's Office lists
the following property as found: a Yamaha
Big Bear, a Honda ATV TRX200. Must bring
documentation for ownership verification.
Also, three head of cattle were found
and have been placed at the Hendry County
Sheriff's Office Impound Yard.
Please call 674 4060 or 983-1440 if you
have any questions.

Project H.O.PE.
Sometimes when a disaster is over and
you are just beginning to get back on your
feet, you discover you still do not have the
ability to repair or rebuild your home with-
out some help.
After Tropical Storm Fay, you may have
been able to repair or rebuild but things are
just not the same. Anxiety or just feeling the
blues is common. Talking really helps...get
ting connected with available resources re
ally helps!!
Project H.O.P.E. is a FEMA funded pro-
gram managed by the State of Florida. Proj-
ect H.O.P.E. outreach workers are in your
If you would like to talk with one of the
team members, please contact Diego at 239
200-7454. They are here to help and would
love to hear how you are doing!

!Come Join Us For A ',
Bartenders Dinner i
Saturday April 4th at 5:00 pm t
| i
We're Serving Pork,
Steak, Baked Beans,
Cole Slaw and Dessert.
ONLY $7.00
Also Enjoy Music Performed
by Pee Wee at 6:30 pm
S VFW Post 10100
I In LaBelle South on 29

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Equipment and
Mach nery Auction
April 11th at 9 am
Call now to assi gn
your equipment
Don't miss this auction at
the Lee Civic Center
N. Ft Myers
Highway 31 and 78
50+ School buses
(2391 936-4121
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Join all the people who
say, "I sold it in the
Need a few more bucks
to purchase something
deer? Pick up some
extra bucks when you
sell your used items in
the classifeids.

Saturday, APRIL
18th, 2009
Okeechobee, FL
Main office:
Tractors, Trucks, Citrus
& Farm Equipment
and much more
Consignments Welcome
Don't miss this
opportunity to turn your
surplus into SOLD!
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Auctioneer: Terry
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FREE 6 yr old, F Black Lab,
1 yr old F mix breed Good
w/kids, dogs, housebroken
Free Black lab roto 9 mo
female. All shots and micro
chip. Loves children. LaBelle
863-675-3533 5pm-8pm

Sat, April 4th 9-4
Clothing, knick knack galore
42 Howe Street
next to Hungry Howies
New Used and Abused
PS Open Sun and Mon 10-2

LaBelle Sat., April 4th, 8am
-2pm. 463 E. Lincoln Ave.
Plus size ladies, new western
jeans $1, kitchen table,
odd chairs, enamel ware,
primitive decor, linens,
odds & ends household
decor in L0O & 25 boxes.
Come get your bargain!

Sat., 4/4, 7:30 a.m. til ?, 170
Bryan Ave Furniture, New
and Used Clothes, Toys &
Much More!

For more listings,
go to

Clewiston, FL
Gulfstream Goodwill Indus
tries, nc. is seeking an ex-
perienced Mechanic with
diesel and hydraulic expei-
ence. Certification pr
ferrned. Persons
w/disabilities welcomed.
Valid FL DL w/acceptable
driving record for insur n-

completed packets to
561-848-1475 AT : HR
Dept: EOE/M/F/D/V

Haman Ranch seeks
Vet Tech. Req's:
Fluent Eng., LVT, CVT
or 3 yrs. exp. Exc.
benefits, including
fully pd. health ins.
Please call for appt.
or fax resume to

Computer exp. needed.
Healthcare exp. and bilingual
pref'd. Competitive salary &
excel benefits. Fax resume to
(561)924 3405 or apply at FL
Community Health Centers,
170 S. Barfield Hwy, Ste 103,
Pahokee, FL. hr@fchcinc.og

Must have 1yr. exp. Bilingual
Spanish/Englsh pref. Com-
eitive salary and excellent
enefits. Fax resume to
(863)983-9604 or apply at
FCHC, 315 South W.C. Owen
Ave., Clewiston, FL. e-mail
hr@fchcinc.og. EOE/DFWP
Oakbrook of LaBelle
Now accepting applications
current CNA license. Excel-
lent benefits. Medical Insu-
rance, 401K, Direct Deposit
available. Apply in person:
250 Broward Ave., LaBelle,
FL 33935 or fax resume to:
(863)675 1390 EOE DFWP

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Mon Fri 9AM 4PM
Saturdays v 9AM til Noon
No Appointment Needed

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another man's treas-
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have excellent interviewing & writing skills;
must have valid Floridridaver's license,
reliable transportation, & ability to travel;
bi-lingual English/Spanish required;
Bachelor's Degree preferred; background
screening & fingerprinting required.
Apply on line:
or Call Jeannie @ 863-983-1408
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Also do handyman jobs

Excellent rates
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PACKAGE A/C Unit 3 ton -
Works great, can deliver
and install the unit. $400/or
best offer. (863)675-8937


DRYERS (3)- good working
condition, $45$50 ea. leave
message $130/will sep.
(863)227 0142
21 cu ft white like new ex-
cellent condition $300.
(863)612 5333
18 cu ft white runs / looks
good $150. (863)612 5333
size, $200. Call
$125 & Up
lyr warranty(239)694-0778
WHIRLPOOL washer/dryer
set white excellent condition
$285. (863)612-5333
Stove. Works GREAT!!
$75/or best offer
Great Cond! White w/pa
pers, ready to install!
$80/or best ofe

er/Dryer $400 080 stainless 2-4 cups, like new
(863)801-5850 $10. (863)467 8681

FAN NeutoneBathroom
Ventilation ceiling Fan Good
Cond. $10. (863)4678681

Time to clean out the
attic, basement and/or
garage? Advertise your
yard sale in the classi-
fieds and make your
clean up a breeze!
Both in good working con-
dition. $25 a piece. $25/or
best offend (863)675-1410
stainless steel,refer
$100/ne. 6863)634-4056
SMOOTHIE Sunbeam, like
new, used 3 times, $20

FLORIDA ROOM complete,
11 x 33, $500

Schwinn Bicycle 1955,
MINTCond. Paid $1000 ask
ing $600 (863)467-5756
WOMAN'S Bicycle, like new,
$75 firm. see at American
Legion at your convenience

Recession Disc Avail
Call for Deal,Avail Ltd
Phone: 863-578-4141

BABY CLOTHES and toys -
call for info. $10/firm.
BABY CRIB Wood, in very
good condition $60.

Reading a newspaper
helps you understand
the world around you.
No wonder newspaper
readers are more suc-
cessful people!
CRIB Labelle. Mattress/ac-
essories included. Light
quality wood on wheels.
$100/neg. (863)673-5704
condition. $10.

Several shirts, shorts, pants,
excellent condition (Okee)
$30. (863)763-6131


Exp. professional to lead
Hendry County's economic
development effort.

Prefer degree in related field
and 5 years experience.

Job description at:

Send resume by
April 20th to:
Hendry EDC Search Committee
PO. Box 2518
LaBelle, FL 33975



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welcome a
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Haley is work-
ing at
which is
located across the bridge on SR29 N in
the Maple Corner Shopping Plaza.
I mile from the LaBelle Bridge
on Hwy 29 N In the
Maple Corner Shopping Plaza.
9-4 Tues Fri. 675-6806

Daniel Rennolds, owner S y M
863-673-9478 CARPET i Disc Jockey
P.O. Box 1380 laBelle, FL CLEANING Quinceaneras Dances Reunions
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137 S. Industrail Loop Suite 5
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Appliances Licensed & Insured #2006258472167

Mobile and Home Repairs
Ceilings, Walls, Floors

OFFICE (863) 675-5919
CELL (863) 673-0861
Owner Roger Alexander, SR.
Lic HC096.SP and insured


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13 Missouri Street, Suite A
Bus: 863-675-1880
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Holy Eucharist S Sun. 9:00 am
Healing Euc an~s ur. 9:30 am
Bible Study 10:30 am
Collingswood Pkwy & Eu ptus Blvd Port LaBelle
863-6 0385


Take a ride on the River or Just
relax at the peaceful Port LaBelle Inn
Daily- Monthly
Free HI-Speed Inlyemat We Offer Seminole Feed, Lakeland Feed, A lfa nimothy
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Board Certified in Family Practice
Former Chief Resident of
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Accepting New Patients

Serving Two Locations
Saturday's by appointment only

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ROOKIES, 1/1'5, LOW #'D,
$2500/neg. (863)233-9887
The classifieds are the
most successful sales-
person in town.

lent condition 3W X 4H
18"deep $75.
(863)763 4920

Beautiful Rectangle 1/2
inchGlass 6 ft Table on glass
pedestal w/6 Cream color
parsons chairs $400
(561)6258456 PBG
Bunk Beds w/stairs, drawers
in bottom and in end. All
wood. 4 mo old $400 obo
863-674-1165 LaBelle
wooden chairs $250/or
best offer (863)634-0907
COUCH AND Chair old
brown set, good condition
$100. (863)634-1608
chair- green with red strips,
fairly new, good condition
$600. (863)634-1608

tress -onl a month old. call
for info. $1000/or best of-
fen (863)261-3699
HUTCH, 6 chairs light oak
w/Ig. leaf $1200/firm.
863 35 7 44 2 2
- white oak rails, email: sis-
$75/neg. (863)675-3412
KING SIZE bed ery pretty
king size bed with lots of
storage $300.
KING SLEEP Number Bed -
Pillow top, like new. Foun
dation included. $000.
(863)634 2582
LARGE BLACKentertainment
center Purchased at Pier 1.
$200/or best offer.
LOVESEATS (2) & 1 recliner
- cream leather loveseats,
brown recliner Good condi
tion. $200. (863)467-1727
$500. (239)410-6870
yr. old black cloth call be
fore 9 pm. $400.
SOFA like new, $300 or
best offer (863)234 1246

TIONAL cuch $800/or
best offer. (863)634-0907
TOP WHITE/TAN table & 4
chairs $250.
DESK $50 (863)467-4277


S & W BARRELL- Mod.686
s/s 357 4.5" New Condi-
tion $750/or best offer
SAVAGE 7mm Rem Mag,
bolt action mod #110, Bush
nell High Contrast Scope
$450 (863)697-6095
SAVAGE.308 Mod. 99E Ex-
cellent scoped lever action
shooter $500/or best offer

EZ GO Golf Cart. New brakes SAVAGE MODEL 111 7mm
and charger $650. Rem. Mag. w/scope call 4
863-674-0156 LaBelle more info $400.
(863)885 1172

24" Bull Barrel, Never Fired
Trade 4 0/U Shotgun
$1995/neg. (772)461 822
MIL 30 cal. Carbine Military
semi-auto-excellent condi-
tion. Several magazines of
various capacities. Call after
5:00 PM. $900/firm.
.32 AUTO, Beretta 7.65,
trade? or both for $2500.
TER 760 30-06 Sell or
trade for Pistol (Ft. Pierce)
$350/irm. (772)461-8822
S & W 38 Chief Special 2"
M36 S Butt Nickel, New
Condition $600/or best of-
fer (678)776-5885

barrel 12 ga. beautifully en
graved, excellent condition
$275 (863)763 5883
LNIB. 6 shot. Consider some
quality trades. $550.

30-30, angle eect, scope
looks new $295

Email sismithl@embarq- for photos.
$2400. (863)675-3412
$40 (863)801-1272

bench w/3001b weight set -
$300/or best offer

$175. (863)674-1181

PATIO SWING large, ask-
ing $175 (863)946-2680

FIREPLACE lighted logs,
stucco style w/heater,
moveable, $250
(863)675 4098 evenings
donate portable jacuzzie to
89 yo. w/ arthritic daughter
$1. (931)337-1053
KING QUAD 4 wheeler 2006
transferable warranty 589
tires on FTP rims 170
hrs.Black fuel inected great
condition best offer or trade
$4700/or best offer
PROPANE TANK 20 lb., $10.

$35/neg. (863467-6475
(863)2 61-1723
Left handed golf clubs
Kannan Graphite Boran
shafts, Convex metal woods.
Full set $100
TIRES 4 15" mud tires in
good condition 1/2 new
price $160. (863)675-6314
TRALOR HITCH nice hitch
for car or truck $65.
TRUCK RIMS 11x15 Good
cond. Aluminum, More info
call leave msg. 130/or
best offer (863)227-0142

son, black & chrome, $175
(863)517-2077 LaBelle
Gretlch elenric guitar w/
hardshell case. Electromatic
w/ bigsoy tailbar Dual pick
ups $500 239-503-0339

PUPS $300(863)6734418
5-6 weeks old. Very sweet.
$0. (863)634-8801
FISH TANK Small fish tank
with stand. Has equipment
with it. $40. (863)697-8332

cute & adorable, $100 each.
KITTENS Kittens, Free to
good home. Ready April
35th. 12 to choose from.
L/M $0. (863)357-1365
CHICKENS Lab mi pups,
$25, Rabbits, $10, Rooster $5
(863)675 0273

SLR Like new w/ 2 zoom
lenses & all accessories.
$600. (863)447-9762

HOT TUB Leisure Bay 4-5
Person, 120 Volt. $ 200.
HOT TUB Spa-In-A-Box!
120 Volt Plug in. $400.

BOAT SEAT nice boatat
$15. (863)610-0521
NEW Never been used. Leg
attachments included.
$550. (863)763-7750

Golf Clubs 300 misc clubs,
including sets, dnhers, put
teos o cW. woods, $1700
will separate (863)946-

55"TV- Phillips. years old.
Works fine, nothing wrong.
Good condition. $600/or
(bstofte (73)484-2505
wotd working condition.
050/or best cond .
Color TV Hitachi and mVC,
both 36" $500 for both will
separate 863-674-0156 La-
ceivers, & remotes, still in
box. $100 (863)763-9410
with remotes and dual L&B
Dish, all for $100.
with remotes and dual L & B
Dish for all. $100
ROUND TV Antenna Ampli-
fied with mast, wirin &
controls 50.

Biss, 2000 PSI, 5HP Briggs
& Stratton, Runs Great.
$75. (561)573-3499

18 Caloosa Belle April 2, 2009

METAL LATHE 10 x 36 -
Been complete over
Hauled. Lots of extras,
ready to use. $550/or best
offer (863)983-7334

Your new home could be
in today's paper Have
you looked for it?

works well. $175

TABLE SAW Craftsman,
Limited Edition, 10 2.7 HP,
Stand, Like New. $65.

WOOD LATHE asking $225
(863)517-2077 LaBelle

HUGE STUFFED animals -
30" Elmo and 28" Bear Like
New (Okee area) $10/will

Brand new w/clip, home/car
chargers. $60/or best offer
w/clip & home char er.
$25/or best ofern

Adjustable Bed wanted,
prefer double, will consider
single 863 983 6748

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go to

Black eyed peas and Okra.
For more info call
or 239 633 3649 doublet

CHAIN SAW Echo CS 5000,
will trade for gun. $200.
(863) 234- 1 2 30
G3800 or will trade for
gun. $150. (239)357-0926

Edger Redmax trimmer
and edger $125 each or
both $200 $125.

CUB CADET commercial
lawn mower 62 inch cut
Kohler engine 140 hs
$2900. (863)697-1493

per riding lawn mowers 26"
Both cut and run GREAT,
elec. start. $300.
HT 3813, 38" cut, 13 hp wa-
ter cooled engine, new
blades. $700
(863)697 9704
plicty, 42" cut. Manual in
cluded. $425 (863)675-

Scotts, like new, with new
post hole digger, $30.
$2400/neg. (863)697-2032

16'- New lights, top, rubber
floor, spare tire. $2500.

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

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go to

FURNISHED 1 Bdrm. Apt.
Near center of LaBelle. $650
mo. + ec. dep. References
required. (863)234-1153

LABELLE Very nice, Fur-
nished, 2br/2ba, Non smk.
env. No pets. $650 mo. Very
quiet Call 863-675-4778

4003 E Palomar Circle 3 br-2
bath, 2 car garage. All tile &
lanai, fenced back yard
$800 mo. References

Iba, must have good refs &
sec. Non smoking environ-
ment. No pets, $550/mo
(863)675-5968 Margaret
Barber Real Estate

LaBelle 3 BR on 2/2 Acres,
50 Ft. Covered Porch, Large
Liv., Kitch, Din. & Den. $800
mo. (863)675-0104

rooms, screened porch, com-
munity pool. $750/mo. Call
Large 4 bed/2 bath, well
kept home in town for rent.
$1,200/mo. Available for
March. first mo. + security.
Call: 863-673-0066

LABELLE 5 Acres, corner
lot, Crescent Ave SW & Fay
St. (305)812-2008

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go to

RIVER RANCH Property 1
1/4 acres, Polk County, (rec-
reational), $3,500 firm. Call

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go to

LABELLE 2/1 mob home in
N. Labelle, Refs required.

LABELLE 3br, 2ba, dbl
wide, on 1/2 acre, quiet,
shade trees, Ig deck, AC,
$175/wk, $375 to move in.

LABELLE (on 78)- 2br, 2ba,
mob home & horse stall,
$750/mo (863)675-6314

Mobile for rent, 2br lba
near LaBelle. $105/wk + de-
posit 1-239-478-0173

Mobile Home Angels

Dealer going out of busi
ness. Only 3 doublewides
left. Lowest prices in SW
Florida Call 863-673-4325

Doublewide 4bed/2ba very
easy financing available,
only $53,900 including setup
and ac. Call 863-675-8888

Lowest prices on any dou
blewide or singlewide mo-
bile home guaranteed. Call

New 20093 bed2bath dou-
blewide only $39,900 deiv-

B.oT -. 4 wtrailer- 3 mxt
r, fish finder 91000 or

boerd Mera cruise. hiaip

4$2000n. $t20008 neg

Suruki moto1. trolling motor
700avala Nble. (863)4675-888

14BOAT no leaks, no calls be-
tore fish finder best of
best offer (863)6343980221

COACHMAN 18 open 2bow,8 .
Pull Behind. $182000 irm

SuzukiMotor Homer, tabelle. 24'
Sulfstream Ultra, 18 Chey
gas engine. BOATV-BOTeeps 5. 3.ele
- 1004 miles. no calls99or be-
$2fore 5pm $2or best offer

fer (863)63743978
COACHMAN 19B5 28 Ft.



Mustsell, going North!! full
length F3 room, Call for de-
tails (304)690-6112

M-00K 2000- Telescop-
ic cab-over truck camper
w/side dinette, a/c, fr-
nace, 3-way refer, 4 me-
chanical jacks, 20 g.
fresh water, porta-potty,
$3500. (863)610-1674

1999 central a/c, heat
30ft with elec slide out.
Sleeps six, very clean,
ask for Scott $5000/or
best offer.

CARRIAGE 1992 40 foot
everything works slide out
goo shape $4999.

BOAT PROPS(2) (1) Stain
less Steel, (1) Aluminium,
Call After pm $175.

$200 (863)467-9800

Yamaha Outboard, 2 cycle,
30hp, long shaft 1998, low
hrs Enduro $1000 or best
offer LaBelle 508-524-4372

HDElectraGliderAa Classic
fuel ejected, 2001 green
with slamming Eagle custom
paint garn, under 22K miles,
$11,500 (863)467-5823

CARTER 6 1/2HP 2005
Go-Kart. Call for info. In
Okeechobee $450/or best
offend (954)242-2180

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go to

19,008 miles, great condi-
tion, loaded, 1 owner
$5000. (863)357 2239

new air, 101K, like new,
$4800 (863)946-2680

1991 Mint ConditionWill
trade for something smaller
$2O000neg. (863)342-3374

$850. (863)634-4780

MILES $1600

New alternator, starter,
tune-up, cold AC, gd tires.
$1800. (863)357-1365

$1850. (863)634-4780

really nice car, ac, good
running condition, $180 or
best offer. (863)302-4442

Blue,4doorNeeds Bat
tery,Tuneup,New Trunk lock
$2800. (863)228 0015

FORD RANGER 1994, un-
der 100k miles, white, good
rubber, auto overdrive, V6
$2000 (863)763 2526 eve

Needs work, $1200 or best
offer (863)634-3200

HONDA CIVIC 1995 need
trans & windshield
$1400/or best offer

96k miles,1 owner, good
condo $4000 firm call fom
4-8pm (407)436-1266
160000 mi. In good condi-
tion. For info. In Okeecho
bee. $4999. (954)242-
2002 Great Mp5 $4000/or
best offer (863)447-6185

SUPREME Select New
tires, runs great tinted win-
dows, alloy whs. A/c
$900/or best offer
- Runs great lots of new
parts. Will trade for?
$1349/or best offer

-4 cyl., 40mpg, runs &
drives mint, $2,000.


F250 EXT. CAB -1988, 73 li-
tre diesel, 1 ton, rear &
gooseneck ball $2200

120k milessoff top, all ter
rain tires, 4 cyo.5 speed
$4500. (863)673-4758
4x4, auto, only 73K mi, call
Sam $4999. (239)633-

Excellent condition, has 6
batteries, Charger included.
$1200 or best offer

EZ GO W/4ift, stereo, over
sized tires, enclosed, head
lights. $1500 or trade for
pontoon trl (954)707-2274

GOLF CART Club Car 2000,
electric, low hours, Excellent
cond. $1450 or best offer

GOLF CART Club Car, 2000,
electric, low hours, Excellent
cond. $1450 or best offer

Golf Cart 1992 Yamaha
$375. needs batteries. Call
Junie 863-675-0751 LaBelle

5 speed, extra tires, excel
lent condition, $3000 neg
1985 --84 speed 318 mo-
tor dump bed $1500.

6.25hp, vertical shaft, can
see it run, $40.

FX4 RIMS $400/or best of-
fer (863)634-1545
CHROME RIMS,37x 13.50x
17 8 LUG $800.

MUD TIRES Size 15 inch
LT/235/75R Good condition
1/2 price $160/neg.
Ciera S Good running car
for pats. Clean title 5295.
TIRES (4) Military Style.
395/85/R 20 XML. Michelin
X. $300 for all, will sep.
(305)370-5647 Clewiston

him's all 4 for $250
(863)763-5133 or

Shop here first!
The classified ads

USED CUSTOM nms 20" -
$700. (863)697-3524

CHEVY 1951, Complet 350
Camaro eng & trans, needs
hooked up. Body Mint $3800

Flatbed, No title, Good for
parts, Must go $1000.
(239)462 1564
FORD 2001 Brand name
Reese 5th wheel hitch its
Ford. Negotiable $350.
FORD 2001 Factory Ford
bumper hitch $150/neg.
FORD 350 1985 Dually
good truckengine.
1650/or best offer
(863)697 0996

FORD F-150 1984 Tan,
300 eng, 4sp, 70,340 miles
cold ac $2400.

FORD F-150 1997 3 Door,
Very good condition, Cold
AC $5000/or best offer
eOl., NC, 5 spd. Like new!
$2800 (305)370-5647

GMC JIMMY- Full size 1985,
4 inch lift 35 inch tires,
$1800 or best of-

ISUZU P/U 90 4 cyl. eng,
5 spd, exc. cond. $1600 or
best offer (863)763-3966

TOYOTA 1 TON 1990 Au-
to, 6cyl, 4 new tires, cold
ac, runs & drive $2400.

Pursuant to Florida states chapter 5 125,1 be advised mat e FLORIDA DIVSIO
O1F FOR STRy wll dung f ue r g, hop
ing hntt0e Elsidnte 1ol, lE'n = = ,z'at Ars rudt hcng the`N
curnce hard and to estabish fuel cntinuit beaks,

hw nrhp 8 ox ',2 3m 4
Township 42 Range 29 eo 321
To hi43 Range29 11 ons ,3,4, ,8,9,10,11,2,13,14 6,17,
21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,32,33,34,35 and 36
ownship43 Rang 31 s 1,3 ,,1,11,1,13,14,111
1 3 ,23 21223 27 2,33, and 34
Toship43 Range 1 32 ctons 6,7,13,1 ,24,30,31 and 32
1141r343 Rang1 34 .11 ,111,13,41117,18 ,1,,3,
Toship 44 Range 28 -So ons 6,7,18,19,30 and 31
Toship44 Range 29 So ons 4,9,14,1 and 16
Towship 44- Range 32- Sections -13,14,15,22,23,24,25,26,27,34,35 and 36
Toship 44- Rane 33- Seons 5,6,7,8 st half of 1 ,19,29,30,31 and 32
Township45 Range29 ons ,9,16,17,20,21,26,27,28,29,2,3D,34and
Twnship 4 Range 33 n 9
If your alprorty is no lted in thedesignatedarasabo you nd t con
Im yoursel ith this matter Otherwi you houl have any objecons or ques
tions, peace direct them to the:
10941 Palm Beach Blvd.
For ye FL 33905
314916 CB 4/2O9

RFQ NUMBER: 2009-19
OPENING DATE AND NIME: APRIL 23, 00 at 2:00 pm.
Hendry County is eking ngineering firms interested in providing profesnal r
vies in nnection with the delopment of a Storm ter Mast Pan for the Feln
MSBU. Popsr must have eperm in designing Strmwater Master Flans an
shold have all eres ailale in hU or may prpos mulple firms which ha11
gired to either to provide the vadus required discplrnary sewires in order to offer i
mplete submibn. All subittals s Part IV, Sbissi Requirement ri
in respon to this RFQ will be reviewed by a County Eluatinlmiee. Inorde
to be considered, submials must be r ved by the Board of County Commisionr
at e CE Hall Buding (Crk's Office) in e Hendry County Coutu COmple
25 E. Hido heh Aenue LaBelle Floida by Aprl 23 2009 at 2:00 p.m, at whid
tmeJl" ,n, to thi9 4 e, t 41 314 1 e =4 d n thep1.. t11f e.... 4

I of Ins is and e j Q Djnf111 tn be obtained -ro the Hend1
county Enin in Deparent d at a 99 E. Cowboy Wy, LaBelle, Florida
pick up), Post Box 1670, LaBelle, FL 33975 makingg addrs) or by ln

Tis solctaton des not commit Hendry County to award any contact, to pay an
csts incured in the pepara of a espone to this Bid, or to tract for any
vies. Tne County reees therright to reect any or all suhmitas eeied as a re
sut of this litaon to nce in pa or in its tiretythis Bid if it is in the bs
interest of the County3 to do .
Hendry County is an Equa Opportunity Employ acti eeksinoit andDiad
vantaged Buses Enteprse partcipaon and is a DungmSmoke Free Work Place.

315414 CCB N 4/2,9,1609

BID NUMBER: 2009-17
OPENING DATE AND IME: APRIL 15, 2009 at 2:00 p.m.
Sealed Bids wil be received by the Board of Cunty Commiion e of Hend
County, Florida, for Pharmieutical ISe "ic for Hendry County ai
Inmates". In order to be considered. Bids must reived by tre Board o
County Commiiones at the C3E, Hal Buildng (Cler Office) in Hend
County Courthouse Complex 25 E. Hickpochee Avenue LaBelle Florida
April 1, 2009 at 2:00 p.m, at which time all respond to this request wil
be rorded n the pren of one or moax with es
A copy of the Instructions and Bid Documents can be obtained from the Hend
ry County Purchasing Department, located at 165 S. Lee Street, LaBelle
Florida (for pick up), Pst Oce Box 2340, LBelle, FL 33975 (mailing ad
dress) or by alling (863) 675520 or (863) 983 1585.
This solctation does not commit Hendry County to award any onbtacts, t
pay any costs incurred in the preparation of a response to ls Bid, or t,
contract for any services. The County reres the right to reject any or al
submittals received as a result of this soicitaton, or to cane in part or i
ts entirety this Bid, if i is in the best interest of the County to do so
Hendry County is an Equal Opportunly Employer and Drug/Smoke Free

Janet B Taylor, Chair
Board of County CommiEioners
3.1448o C/CN 3/26s4/2,9/09

manual trans, 4 cyl, $3000
or best offer(863)673-0057
or (863)673-2558

2dr all power, Ithr,CD, cold
a/c, runs great. 131,000
miles $2500.
(863)983 6342

OTHER KX 125 1990
$700/or best offer

FACTORY OPEN Utility Trail-
er 6'4"X 12', 3,500 Ib. Ax-
le, Sides, Tailgate. $700.

TIRES 4EA 225-75-15 (e)
rated tires and 4 new
wheels $350/or best offer

CHEVY VAN G20, '93 new
battery, new starter & new
tires, runs good, must see,
$1,000 firm. (863)612-5551



April 2, 2009


1998, Runsgood, good ires
$3500 nEg. (863)467 -0458
How fast can your car
go? It can go even
faster when you sell
it in the classifieds.
Grab a bargain from your
neighbor's garage, attic,
basement or closet in
today's classifieds.
How do you find a job
in today's competi-
tive market? In the
employment section
of the classifieds
GMC 2500 Starcraft Good
tires, newly rebuilt Trans,
350 Locker by aamco. 350
eng Has blown head gas
ket. $250 + tow away
Earn some extra cash.
Sell your used items
in the classifieds
When doing those chores
is doing you in, it's time
to look for a helper in
the classifieds.

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

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go to

Notice is hereby given that the
endry County Insur Adviry
Brd will hold a meeting Monday,
April 13, 200 at 4:0 p.m., at the
Hendry County CourthouS Square,
oom 16 South Lee
If a person decides to appeal any
decision made by the Board ith
spect to aw matter di ed at
sch meeting he /she wil need a
rerd of the proceedings, and
tatdfor such purpose, hei ma
l ensure that a
rord of the proeedings is made,
whi, record includes the tstim
ny and ence upon which the
appeal is to be based.
Hendry County
Inur AdvL ory Board
31S CN/CB 4/2/09


4I 53333340030 303

Caloosa Belle

Ask the vet


FOOT Project #42334-1-18-01
So has hedued public information workshops egardg a Co
prehensie athway Plan. A stdy is currently being ndued by Hendry
nt determine l ocatw s of popod pathways in Hendry
he public information mtin wi be held as follows:
Hale Community ting, April 9th 2009 at 6:00 p.m. at Harlem CIvic
Center Ioated at 2000 7th Street Clewiston FL 33440
oneer Community ti Apri h 209 at :00 pm. at PioneerCom-
munCenter loted at 910 Panama Ae Cewiton, FL 33440
Port LiRaBl Communiy Meeting, i 1 : p.m at Gace Baptist
Church, located at 420 NE Eucalyptus Blvd.aBee, FL 33935
da Area Community Meeting, April 20th at 7:00 p.mat Felda Commua
ty Center, latetd at 1 CR 830, Fda FL 33930
otura Flaghole Community Meeting Apl 22, at 7:00 pm. located
at Central County Water Control District, located at 475 S. Cabbage Palm
Street, Clewiton, FL 33440
Clewiston and Hooker's Point Community Meeting Apnl 29th @ 6:00
pm at he hn y udorium Bearsley Room oate4 at 1200 S W C 2 w-
ens Bld. Cewis0on, FL 33440
LaBelle Area Commurnity Meti April 30th at 7:00 p.m, at 3ie LaBelle
Cvic enter, coated at 1W. Hicoochee Av LaBelle, FL 33935
hol fficils, May 18, 2009 at 0:00 a.m Hend County School Board
Room, locabed at 2 E. Hickpooee Av, aBelle, FL 33935
he workshop wil provide interested en with the opportunity to ask ques
bons and express their views ncerning the locaton and potential environ
mental mpats asiated with the plan Te worhop will be on the
agendas of the varus mmunty meengs or boards Aeal photographs
and other proj-ated informaon wil be on display County staff will
available t answer questions and discuss the project Pease no that thi
is not a public hearing, formal public hiring will be held later in the
study process, n keeping wih state and federal requirements.
project documents ar aavaiabe for publ review until May 8 2009 at the
arn brar, 461 N Main Street LaBele, lorida 3393 and at the Cy of
Clewisn Public Urr located at 120 Wst Oeola Avenue, Cliston
Florida 33440 Proect documents are a avaible for view Monday Fr
day from 800 a to :00 p at the Hendr Coun Engineer Office lo-
ated at399 at Cwboy Way LaBell, Floida 33935
you may intact M Shane Parkr, Cun Engineer at (86)755222
or by emai at sparker Perns with diabiities who ma
need pecal a0ommodat at the workshop in adrndanr with th
Americans with Disabiites Act of 1990 should contact Bonnie Hanshaw at
(863) 675-5222.
16002 CB/CN 4/2,9,16,23/09

here wil be a Hendry County Pathway Advisry Commtee Meeaing held on
thursday, Apri 9, 2009 at pm The meeting is to discu a Pathway Plan or
Hendry County The metng will be held at lohn Boy Auditorium in the
eardsley Room, loted at 1200 S, WC Owens Avenue, Clewiston, Florida
3440. A interested parties are encouaged to attend. For further informal
an, please bntadt the Hendry County Engineer's Office at(863) 675 5222 or
(63) 983-1588
f a person dede to appeal any decision made by the Hendry County Co
iion with expect to any matter nsidered at this meetng, he/she will
d a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may
hed to ensie that a verbatim record of the proeedings is made, which
nrd iudes the tesdos rl and e!idene upon which the appeal is to le,
at B. Taylor, Chair
Board of County Commissioner, Hendry County
315866 CB/CN 4/2/09N 0,4443 0_a_ 3 0

Greetings all. It's good to be back. A little
over five years ago the Animal Hospital of
LaBelle was passed on to the younger and
capable hands of my successor, Dr. Donna
Shipley. My wife and I still live in the area
and I still maintain close contact with the Ca-
loosa Humane Society. Our kids are grown
and making their way in the world but our
adopted and rescued dogs and cats seem
inclined to stay.
To our joy they are not only boon com-
panions but enjoy life afloat as well, all get-
ting along for months at a time aboard the
same sailboat.
I visited the Humane Society recently and
found everyone giving the usual 110 percent
for the benefit of those in need of adoption.
Clearly, as with most everyone else, they are
trying to do more with less in these hard
times. Particularly heartrending are those
stories of pets that are surrendered because
owners can no longer afford to care properly
for them.

When I inquired as to what I could do
to help, noting that the "Ask Susanne" col
umn had been out of the Caloosa Belle for
some weeks, I was immediately offered the
job and accepted. I then called Patty Brant
for the newspaper's protocol and it was sug-
gested I limit the columns to 300 words. As
we all have our own ministries, so to speak,
I observed that mine will be the shortest
"sermon" in the paper.
I plan to begin with a discussion of Heart-
worm Disease, its prevention and cure. From
there I'll move on to other topics of general
interest and importance. I hope these col-
umns will be informative, entertaining and
Please contact the Caloosa Humane
Society or me personally and let us know
which topics you would like to see ad-
And please, stop in at the Humane Soci-
ety. Do whatever you can to help: give them
a contribution (it's tax deductible), donate

Robert Bobo named One of Florida's

Ambassadors for AIDS Awareness

In honor of Black History Month, which
is every February, community leaders and
community-based organizations recognize
the HIV/AIDS advocates who have contrib-
uted to HIV/AIDS Awareness in the State of
Florida. These individuals have given tire-
lessly of their time to make a difference in
the lives of those infected and affected by
HIV/AIDS. Black Life is Worth Saving.
Mr. Robert Bobo, Operation Manage-
ment Consultant I, for the Hendry and
Glades County Health Departments was re-
cently recognized for his talents and efforts.
An article recognizing him as one of "Flori-
da's Ambassadors for AIDS Awareness" ap-
peared on the Black PR Wire Website at:
fdoh bhm/index.html
Robert Bobo secured Ryan White Title
III funding for two separate organizations,
managed and oversaw the entire operation

of the AIDS Resource Council of Southwest
Florida, Inc., an HIV specialty Clinic and
ASO, and the Hendry County Health De-
partment HIV/AIDS Program.
Throughout his career, he developed
policies and procedures for the clinics for
purposes of passing administrative audits,
developed a Case Management component
for the ASO, and negotiated contracts with
the Health Planning Council of Southwest
Florida for Ryan White Title II funding for
medical care and case management. A
man of many talents, Mr. Bobo developed
the first public school HIV testing program
in the United States. He also developed an
outreach program for the Lee County AIDS
Task Force, taught basic and advanced HIV
Certification courses, developed a Family
Life Center for Lee Mental Health Center,
Inc., standardized laboratory procedures
and formatted laboratory functions on the

suomitted pnoto
Robert Bobo.
Meditech Computer System, and testified
before the Food and Drug Administration in
Washington, D.C.

Free service offers real-time rental information

TALLAHASSEE-Florida Housing Fi-
nance Corporation (Florida Housing) has an-
nounced its newly expanded free, web-based
rental housing locator service-www.Flori-
This Web site links people with affordable
and available rental housing throughout Flor-
ida. allows land-
lords, including providers of critically needed
supportive and special needs housing, to ad-
vertise their properties FREE of charge, while
helping renters to easily find property that fits
their needs.
Through a partnership with the Florida
Department of Elder Affairs, FloridaHousing- also includes a separate search
engine for locating assisted-living facilities
and adult family-care homes.
This expanded housing locator service
will allow landlords of all private and pub-

licly funded properties statewide to list rental
units that are affordable for households that
earn up to 120 percent of their area's aver-
age median income (AMI). Currently, Flori- has more than 100,000
affordable rental units registered, of which
approximately 10,000 units are listed as avail-
Each month, nearly 90,000 searches are
conducted through FloridaHousingSearch.
org and more than 5,000 calls are handled by
the locator's toll-free call-center.
"We want the locator to serve as an in-
valuable tool for families, elderly persons
or households with special needs that are
searching for affordable rental housing in
their communities," Auger said.
"The expansion of this service is particu-
larly important during these tough economic
times, but also in planning ahead to serve dis-

placed persons during other crises, such as
natural disasters. We encourage all property
owners to input their affordable rental units
to help make this site as useful as possible." was developed
and is managed by, a
501(c)(3) not-for-profit company dedicated
to serving the affordable housing needs of
The public can search FloridaHousing- (in English or Spanish) for avail
able properties and rental units 24 hours
a day, seven days a week, or by calling the
toll-free, bilingual search support call center
at 1-(877) 428-8844, Monday through Friday,
9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. (EST).
For more information on FloridaHousing-, please visit www.floridahousing- You may also call Socialserve.
com at 1-(877) 428-8844.

Submitted photo
Dr. Steinfeldt and his friends.

food, cat litter, toys, cleaning supplies or bet-
ter yet, your time. Best of all, adopt a pet if
you can.
Bruce G. Steinfeldt, D. VM.



good friends

"It is a good thing to be rich, and a good
thing to be strong, but a better thing is to be
befitting when the LaBelle Middle School
faculty and staff honored three of its former
teachers who all passed away in 2005 within
months of each other. Maureen Sullivan was
a loving, compassionate guidance counsel-
or. She reached out to everyone, especially
those who were troubled. Lola Treadwell
was a former student who returned to teach
math. In doing so, she touched the future.
Dotti Lomago enriched the lives of students
and teachers at LaBelle Middle School for
over thirty years. Her legacy at LMS is a Leg
S. end in and of itself.
We lost them all too soon and the pain
of losing them lingered. When school began
this year, an idea of a formal dedication to
Submitted photo them came to fruition, The teacher's read-
Dedication ing room has been named the Dotti Lomago
Professional Library. Plaques in the memory
LaBelle Middle School faculty, staff and students are proud of its memorial to three former teachers, Maureen Sullivan, of these three dedicated teachers are on the
Lola Treadwell and Dotti Lomago. Pictured from left: Sandra Howard, Tina Noel, Gary White, Nancy Wilson and Pam Na- wall os this special room, serving as a re
minder of those who gave so generously of
School Briefs

ABWA Scholarships
The ABWA scholarship applications are
now available and can be picked up at Bab-
cock Furniture Store on Main Street.

Exercise equipment for UES
Time for spring cleaning! Upthegrove El-
ementary school would love to reuse your
exercise equipment in our after-hours fac-
ulty and staff fitness center! Exercise bikes,
treadmills, stair-steppers, weight systems,
etc. are needed.
Donations will be accepted at the school
between 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on school days.
Please call the office (612-0750) the day be-
fore you'd like to drop off your equipment
and we'll give you directions to our storage

UES needs digital cameras
If you have a digital camera that no lon-

ger use, please consider donating it to the
K-5 students at UES. Mrs. Mehaffey, the
school's Technology Specialist, needs 15-
25 digital cameras for student use. Student
photographers of all ages will learn to use
the cameras, and will use their photos in lan-
guage arts, science and social studies proj-
ects. You can drop off your donated camera
at the school's office at 280 N. Main Street
any school day, between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m.
Please call the school at 612 0750 if you have
any questions. All donations are tax deduct

Advisory meeting at UES
Upthegrove Elementary School will have
its School Advisory Committee meeting
Thursday, April 16, at 5:30 p.m. in the Me-
dia Center. All parents/guardians are invited
as well as anyone from the community. At
the conclusion of the meeting there will be a
PTO meeting starting at 6:30 p.m. in the Me-
dia Center. All parents/guardians are invited.

Call 612-0750 with questions.
By getting in shape themselves, the adults
at UES hope to set an example of lifelong
physical fitness for our students. Healthy
bodies mean healthy minds!

Need help getting your child
ready for Pre-k?
Parents, would you like to help your child
get ready for Kindergarten? Hendry County
Schools is offering a free voluntary pre-k
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 transportation.
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. 863-674-4140.

Darryl E. Damon DMD
Graduate of University of Florida
Advanced General Dentistry
Shands Hospital, Gainsville, FL

Writing Award
Enrique Molina, an eighth grader form
LaBelle Middle School was a first place
winner in the Clewiston Elks American-
ism Essay Contest, "What Freedom
Means to Me." For his top achievement
in writing, Enrique received a cash
award of seventy-five dollars.

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