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Vol. 87 No. 34

Chamber banquet
The Greater LaBelle Chamber of
Commerce is proud to announce
its 37th Annual Banquet on Oct.
5, at the LaBelle Civic Center. This
year clubs and organizations can
set up a table to let everyone know
what they do and how they work.
This will begin at 5:30 p.m. The
banquet will begin at 6:30 p.m.
The Greater LaBelle Chamber
of Commerce is looking for that
special person who gives all to our
community. The person you be-
lieve to be behind the scenes or in
the lead to do the right thing. This
honor will be presented to the spe-
cial person at our Annual Banquet.
Please send your letters to P. O.
Box 456 LaBelle, Fl. 33975, or drop
by the office Monday-Friday 9 to 5.
The speaker will be Dr. Ken-
neth Walker from Edison State
College. Tickets are available from
all Chamber Board Members and
at the Chamber office. Tickets are
$25 per person. Please call 863-
675-0125 or stop by the Chamber
for more information.

Recycle pick up change
Scheduled pickup days of
Thursday and Friday will change to
Wednesday pickup for all pilot pro-
gram curbside recycling beginning
September 2. If you have any ques-
tions please call 863-675-5252.

Note new SAO numbers
Please use these numbers to call
the State Attorney's Office: (863)
612-4920 LaBelle (863) 946-0077
Moore Haven. You may e-mail the
SAO at:
See Page 4 for information about
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Thursday, September 3, 2009

Education: Key to the future

ECSWF ends first C.N.A. class

ualoosa bele/Patty urant
From left: Education Center of Southwest Florida Chairman Geri Yoraschek, program gradu-
ates Cheryl Perez, Megan Puente, Malika Melnichenko and Shantal Melroy and ECSWF Ex-
ecutive Director Sonny Hughes. These young ladies are on their way to a new career.

by Patty Brant
Caloosa Belle
Hendry County is no stranger
to high unemployment, but the
current state of the economy is
stretching many families to the
breaking point. Bright spots are
hard to come by, but there are
bits of hope right here in your
own neighborhood.
The Career and Service Cen-
ter of Southwest Florida is now
a One Stop Center on the Edu-
cation of Southwest Florida, Inc.
(ECSWF) campus, providing as
seamless an array of employ-
ment services as possible. You
can call the One Stop Center at
Since 1999 ECSWF has been
providing basic courses de-
signed to help those who need a
job and also those who want to
improve their earning potential.
In 2002 the center became a 501

See C.N.A. Page 2

504 Plus tax


logs 12th

A Hialeah man became the
twelfth fatality on Hendry County
roadways thus far this year.
According to the Florida High-
way Patrol, Giraldo H. Machin, 24,
was westbound on CR 832 with a
number of motorcyclists. He was
riding a 1999 Kawasaki motor-
cycle, but fell behind the others. It
was about 11 a.m. Sunday, August
He entered a 55 m.p.h. counter-
clockwise curve too fast, the FHP
report states, and drove onto the
grass shoulder on the north side of
the road.
The motorcycle overturned in a
water filled ditch.
He was removed from the water
and pronounced dead eat the scene
by emergency responders.
Also this past week FHP worked
a chemical spill at the intersection
of US 27 and SR 80 on Thursday,
August 27. The incident occurred
at 10 a.m.
The FHP report states that Alan
G. Wade, 61, of Lake Placid was
driving a 2002 Mack tractor north-
bound on US 27, hauling two tanks
containing manganese nitrate and
iron nitrate (fertilizers).
As he was turning westward
onto SR 80, the tanks fell onto the
roadway, spilling several hundred
gallons of chemicals onto the road-
The southbound lanes of US 27
and eastbound lanes of SR 80 were
A hazmat team responded at
noon and began cleanup proce-
dures. Southbound traffic was di-
See Fatality Page 2



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Continued From Page 1
c(3) non-profit organization. The One Stop
Centers offer a network of employment, ed-
ucation and training services. The center is
located at 4930 SR 29 S, approximately four
miles south of Cowboy Way. By bringing to-
gether all the components of employment
- job seekers, prospective employers and
training the center is set up to maximize
clients' success.
LaBelle's One Stop Center was made
possible by federal stimulus funding to the
Southwest Florida Workforce Development
Board, Inc., which covers Charlotte, Col-
lier, Glades, Hendry, and Lee counties. One
Stop Centers are also available in Clewiston,
Immokalee and Fort Myers.
At the Career and Service Center, Admin-
istrative Assistant Ashley Betancourt is on
hand to assist anyone who stops by search-
ing for a new job or training services. Ashley
shares a bond with many of the people who
come to the center. An experienced clerical
worker, she lost her job through downsizing
about a year-and-a-half ago, This mother of
two said she was forced to rely on unem-

Caloosa Belle/Patty Brant
Ashley Betancourt will meet you at the
One Stop Center/Education Center of
Southwest Florida to help you toward
the future you want.



ployment and looking for any assistance
she could on her quest for a better future.
She said Anna Ripperdan of Hendry County
Social Services pointed her to the ECSWF
to help with her job search. That eventually
led to her being hired part time last Febru-
ary, then full time in July.
Her experience with the uncertainty of
unemployment, especially being responsi-
ble for a family, gives her a special approach
to clients because she has been where they
are. She understands the hardship of hav
ing vehicles repossessed and of losing your
home. She also knows how to help them
through the process that can lead to a new
The One Stop Center provides internet
job searches through Employ Florida Mar-
ketplace access and also offers help with
resume writing. The center is open from 8
a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
August 27, ECSWF celebrated the suc-
cessful conclusion of its first Certified Nurs-
ing Assistant (C.N.A.) class at Olivia's Res-
taurant. The 80-hour class was a combined
effort of the Chamber of Commerce, which
provided scholarship money for students,
ECSWF and Oakbrook Nursing Home,
which allowed use of its facilities for the
Cathy Burley of Oakbrook Nursing Home
instructed the ten-week course, which in-
cluded students' tuition, uniforms, equip-
ment and even the cost of their state exam.
Students still have a big hurdle before be-
ing able to work in their chosen field. They
must pass their state exam before they can
be employed as C.N.A.s.
ECSWF Executive Director Sonny Hughes
is confident those passing the exam will find
work as C.N.A.s. He said the school chose
to offer the class because of the demand for
C.N.A.s. Another C.N.A. class is planned for
October. Anyone interested should call EC-
SWF at 675-6800.
C.N.A. graduates are now looking for-
ward to passing the state exam and finding
employment. It is their first step on a jour
ney that will be different for each of them.
Cheryl Perez came to LaBelle in 1986. She
has been driving the RCMA Head Start bus.
With two grown children who are proud of
her achievement, Cheryl is ready to pursue
her new life. She believes it is her compas-

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sion that drew her to the health field.
At 22, Megan Puente said she's always
wanted to get into the health field and is
ready to focus on that dream. The class pro-
vided the impetus she needed to take that
first step into her career. Megan hopes to
work in either geriatrics or maternity. Her
ultimate goal is to become an RN and work
at a hospital. Understanding just what this
class means, she looks forward to taking
the next step toward that goal, saying, "I
couldn't have done it without this school."
Malika Melnichenko sees this class as
her best option in this economy. She gradu-
ated from LaBelle High School in 2006 and
is also attending Edison State College as
well as working at Olivia's. After earning her
AA she plans to transfer to the University of
Miami where she wants to study voice. She
participates in voice worship at New Har
vest Church in Clewiston. As a C.N.A. she
can help pay for the rest of her education.
Shantal Melroy graduated from LHS in
2008 and is also a student at Edison State
College studying nursing. Becoming a
C.N.A. will provide her with invaluable ex-
perience in the health field she knows will
be of service to her some day as a pediatrics
RN. She currently works at the post office,
but plans to seek a job at a hospital.
Also completing the C.N.A. course were:
Danielle Hayes, Megan Marroquin, Carolyn
Muzzy, Kari West and Angelica Coronilla.
ECSWF has always provided basic com-
puter classes, which may be set up at any
time. Four students are required to begin
one. They meet Saturdays from 9-11:30


A press release from Hendry County pub-
lished in the August 27 issue erroneously
stated that employees would not receive a
cost of living increase, raise or bonus for the
third year due to the county's request of a
10 percent decrease in the general fund and
from the constitutional officers.
However, that statement should have
read: "As a result, for the second year, Coun-
ty employees will not receive any cost of liv-
ing increases, raises or bonuses." We regret
any confusion this may have caused.

a.m. at the center.
You may also take CDL classes and con
struction through ECSWF courses as they
come available.
If you need to talk to a career counselor
you can call Ashley at 863-675-6800.
Geri Yoraschek, Chairman of the Educa-
tion Center, and Executive Director Sonny
Hughes both expressed their pride at the ac-
complishment of these young women and
look forward to the next class.

Continued From Page 1

verted onto eastbound SR 80. US 27 north-
bound remained open. The southbound
lane of US 27 reopened about 3 p.m.
The report stated that the hazmat team
and Department of Environmental Protec-
tion found no danger to the public from the
It was the second chemical spill in Hen
dry County in less than a week.
On Monday, August 17, a large chemical
spill closed SR 29S after 1,000 gallons of the
corrosive chemical methyldithicocarbonate
spilled from a trailer a half mile north of CR
That spill closed SR 29S to traffic from
4:35 p.m. Monday, Aug. 17, until 2 a.m. Aug.
18. No one was injured in the incident.

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By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
Clewiston News
LABELLE -- After three years of legal
wrangling and a multitude of court dates,
the state's case against Ruby Yolanda Parker
in the death of three Clewiston residents has
been delayed once more.
A trial date of Aug. 31 had been set for
Parker but was pushed back with the ar-
gument that several more depositions are
needed in the case, according to Samantha
Syeon, a spokeswoman for the state attor
ney's office.
Ms. Syeon reports that a trial date re-
mains very much up in the air, and the next
scheduled court date is set for Dec. 22, the
sounding of the docket.
Parker remains in a LaBelle jail, facing
three murder charges, and one home inva-
sion robbery charge.
Investigators say the suspect was involved
in the murder of Joey Glenn Whitaker, Car
olyn Cox Whitaker, and Myrtle Lee Cox at
their Avenida Del Rio home in Clewiston in
The bodies of the three victims were
found inside the home on the morning of
Aug. 15, minutes after family members re-
ported not being able to get in contact with
anyone at the home.
A second suspect, Richard Harker, was
driving a vehicle with Parker as a passenger
when law enforcement officials caught up
to them later that day at the Big Cypress In-
dian Reservation.
Surrounded, Harker pointed a gun at
himself and ended his life before officials
were able to place him into custody, inves-
tigators said.
As a result, Parker may be the only sur-
viving person with knowledge about what
exactly occurred that day, as well as what
led up to the moment when the Whitakers
were killed.
Just before the murders, Parker had been
listed as a missing person out of Mississippi.
The deceased suspect is said to have met
Joey Whitaker in Mississippi when the two
hauled trash and debris following Hurricane
The story shocked locals, especially
neighbors of the victims in the tradition
ally quiet neighborhood on the north side of
Clewiston, where police accede they receive
relatively few calls.
News Editor Jose Zaragoza can be reached at

Arrest reports

Ubaldo Arellano Garcia, 31, was arrested
August 30 and charged on Lee County war-
rant as a fugitive from justice. Deputy G. El
ver was arresting officer.
Jose David Madrid, 28, was arrested Au-
gust 19 and charged on a warrant with VOP:
felony or community control. Deputy L.
Brooks was arresting officer.
Dennis Avalos Perkins, 63, was arrested
August 20 and charged with traffic offense:
DUI alcohol or drugs first offense, posses-
sion of a synthetic narcotic with intent to sell,
manufacture or deliver schedule Ill, posses
sion of cocaine and smuggling contraband
into a detention facility. Deputy N. Kirk was
arresting officer.
Larry Jenkins Jr., 32, was arrested August
28 and charged on a Lee County warrant
with VOP: felony or community control.
Deputy C. Green was arresting officer.
Humberto Bustamante Roman, 16, was
arrested August 26 on a warrant and charged
with fleeing/eluding a law enforcement of-
ficer with lights and siren active, assault
of an officer, firefighter, EMT, etc., dealing
in stolen property, resisting an officer with
violence and resisting an officer obstruction
without violence. Deputy B. Weaver was ar-
resting officer.

Cornelius Brian Hurst, 22, was arrested
August 30 and charged as a fugitive from
justice. J. Herrera was arresting officer.

Clarence Lewis, 14, was arrested August
30 and charged with aggravated assault with
a deadly weapon with no intent to kill and
battery touch/strike. CPD Officer Blackman
was arresting officer.
Mary Catherine Lauderer, 26, was arrest-
ed August 30 and charged with possession
of marijuana over 20 grams or a controlled
substance without a prescription. Deputy J.
Taylor was arresting officer.
Dayne Apache Kattana, 42, was arrested
August 30 and charged with fleeing/eluding
the police -failure to obey a law enforce
ment officer's order to stop. Deputy J. Hunt
was arresting officer.
Christopher Shawn Ingram, 18, was ar-
rested August 30 and charged with posses-
sion of cocaine. FHP Trooper /r Serrano was
arresting officer.
Theron U. Hubbard, 32, was arrested
August 30 and charged with possession of
cocaine. FHP Trooper Serrano was arrest-
ing officer.
Carlton Larue Rush, 35, was arrested Au
gust 29 and charged with a crime against
a person corruption by threat of a public
servant of family, resisting an officer ob-
struction without violence and obstruction
of justice intimidation threat etc., against
a victim, witness or informant. CPD Sgt. J.
Spence was arresting officer.
Gabriel Trevino, 20, was arrested August
21 and charged on a warrant for felony or
community control. Deputy J. Olverawas ar-
resting officer.
Efrain Padilla, 37, was arrested August 28
and charged on a warrant with aggravated

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assault with a deadly weapon with no intent
to kill and cruelty to a child: abuse with no
great harm. Deputy D. Davis was arresting
Erica Jennette Garza, 21, was arrested
on a warrant August 26 and charged with
VOP: felony or community control. Deputy
B. Weaver was arresting officer.
Scott Alan Pagan, 30, was arrested Au-
gust 25 and charged on a warrant with VOP:
felony or community control. Deputy N. Kirk
was arresting officer.
Jayreka-Lajerki Monique Ford, 20, was
arrested August 24 and charged on a war-
rant as a fugitive from justice from Hillsboro
County. CPD Officer J. Spence was arresting
Gabriel Ceja, 16, was arrested August 24
and charged with burglary of an unoccupied
dwelling, burglary of a structure/conveyance
without a person inside and larceny petit

theft first degree
$300. CPD Officre

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Mayra Egley was arresting

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Public Forum

Faith in the Marketplace: How do you live your life?

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quicker and easier to share your ideas and
converse with others. Go to www.newszap.
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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!

A good word for the Sheriff
I just want to put in a good word for La-
Belle's new sheriff, Steve Whidden.
In July, someone was sitting in front of my
home at 11 p.m. When I went to the road to
confront the driver, Sheriff Whidden was pa-
trolling the area and he asked if everything
was okay. We told him about the car and he
was on patrol. Within 15 minutes, he had 3
officers looking for the car. The officer was
unable to locate the car so the officers pa
trolled my area for 3 days. Someone refilled
my medication prescription without my per-
mission and it was stolen from CVS on Aug.
1. Lee County was contacted and nothing
was done.
I want to thank you as a LaBelle resi-
Tammy and Mike

Thank You

Friday night August 28th my son Jordan
Phillips was injured during the LaBelle High
School football game against Immokalee. It
was possible that it was a very serious in-
jury and the outcome couldn't be known
until we could get x-rays and a CAT scan at
Healthpark in south Fort Myers.
We left the field in an ambulance, and
during that 50 minute drive my son and I had
the pleasure of being cared for by one of the
most thoughtful EMTs I have ever met. She
was attentive, professional and human. She
cares about what she does and anyone who
has ever had the opportunity to watch her in
action has been blessed.
Thank you, Pam Fletcher, for everything
you do.
God bless you,
Angie Fillingame

Caloosa Belle
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Mailing Address: EO. Box 518* LaBelle, FL 33975
Physical Address: 22 Ft. Thompson Ave.
Phone: (863) 675-2541 Fax: (863) 675-1449

To Submit News
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readers. Opinions, calendar items, story ideas and
photographs are welcome. Call (863) 675-2541 to
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is 11 a.m. on Monday prior to the following
Thursday's publication.

by Fr. Alan Kelmereit
There's a hymn that begins, "How firm
a foundation...," and I know many people
who proclaim that their faith is the foun-
dation of the way they live their lives. How
firm, then, is your foun-
dation? Or is faith all that
significant in determining
how you live your life? I
ask the question because
I recently ran across a sur-
vey by the Pew Forum on
Religion and Public Life. It
is intended to give a pic-
ture of the status of reli- Fr. Alan
gion and religious beliefs Kelmereit
in this country. The survey
was published in February 2008.
I wasn't especially surprised by the results
of the survey, but I found myself puzzled and
frustrated by much of what the survey re-
vealed. I'll talk about the results for mainline
Protestant churches because that's where I
am, but you who are in evangelical, Roman
Catholic and other churches ought to take a
look at the statistics for your group as well.
The first thing I learned is that 73 per
cent of the people who claim to be mem-
bers of mainline churches believe there is
a God. Most of the rest aren't too sure, but
one percent are certain there is no God. I
was really puzzled until I discovered that 7

percent don't go to church at all. I assume
the 1 percent is part of the 7 percent and
don't go because they don't believe there
is a God. I'm still puzzled that 6 percent of
people who claim to be members never go.
Why belong? It goes downhill from there.
Only 52 perent claim there faith is very im-
portant, and 68 percent don't attend wor-
ship services regularly. Even so, 53 percent
pray every day, and another 23 percent pray
at least one a week, but 73 percent seldom
or never receive answers for their prayers. I
wonder why? Come to think of it, I never did
get that Ferrari.
When we get to beliefs, 83 percent of
the folks believe that you can be whatever
you want, believe whatever you want, and
still get to God. And 82 pecent believe that
there is more than one true way to interpret
the teachings of their faith. Aaaaargh! The
idea that you can be whatever you want, do
whatever you want, and still be enroute to
heaven is a cultural, not a religious belief. In
fact, it directly contradicts the Bible. What
to do? What to do? Aha, decide that you can
believe whatever you want and have it be
true. That is a cultural fable of the last cen-
tury or so. The idea that multiple, contradic
tory beliefs can be simultaneously true is
enormously popular, but completely lacking
in common sense. Unless, of course, you
redefine the word 'true' to mean something
different from what it has always meant be-

Letters to the Editor

Care and Control
With all the controversy surrounding
OBAMACARE, wouldn't it be "ducky" if, as
in this story, I could just try to lighten the
mood and focus on the customer's rights of
"care and control" in satisfying their patient
It seems there was a woman who
brought in a very limp duck into a veterinary
surgeon. As she laid her pet on the table the
vet pulled out his stethoscope and listened
to the bird's chest.
After a moment or two, the vet shook his
head sadly and said, "I'm sorry, your duck,
Cuddles, has passed away." The distressed
woman wailed, "Are you sure?" "Yes I am
sure. The duck is dead, replied the vet.
"How can you be so sure?" she pro
tested. "I mean you haven't done any test-

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ing on him or anything. He might just be in
a coma or something." The vet rolled his
eyes, turned around and left the room. He
returned a few minutes later with a black
Labrador Retriever. As the woman looked
on in amazement, the dog stood on his hind
legs, put his front paws on the exam table
and sniffed the duck from top to bottom. He
then looked up at the vet with sad eyes and
shook his head.
The vet patted the dog on the head and
took it out of the room, only to return shortly
with a cat in his arms. He placed the cat on
the exam table who immediately very gently
sniffed the bird from head to foot. The cat
then sat back, shook it's head, meowed soft-
ly and strolled quietly out of the room.
The vet looked at the woman and said,
"I'm sorry but as I said, this is most definite-
ly, 100%, certifiably, a dead duck." He then

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fore. There's always a way, isn't there?
As I try to make sense of this, I sort of
come to the conclusion that we Americans
like to have everything our way, but hedge
our bets, too. By and large, we don't take
God very seriously, but just in case, we want
to have some sort of an in with him. And we
seem to think we can have it on our terms
rather than his. You know, if we show up
once in a while, if we toss in a fiver now and
then, if we say something nice to a stranger
on occasion, that will somehow obligate
God to be nice to us and give us what we
Back to my earlier question, how signifi-
cant is your faith in determining how you
live your life? One of Jesus' more inconve-
nient sayings is, "If you love me, you will
obey me." If that sends shudders up and
down your back, then you don't now Jesus.
It turns out in my experience, and the expe-
rience of a lot of people I know, that obeying
him is really great. It's satisfying, it's fulfilling,
its meaningful, it's purposeful, and it's a lot
of fun as well. If you haven't discovered that,
you're missing out. Want to know more?
Check out your church for someone who
knows Jesus and start a conversation.
Fr. Alan is pastor of Church of the Good Shep-
herd, one block south of t 80 on Collingswood
Pkwy, Port LaBelle. 863-675-0385. FaithMarket-

turned to his computer terminal, hit a few
keys, and produced a bill. which he handed
to the woman.
The woman, still in shock, took the bill
and screamed, "$150!" "$150 just to tell me
my duck is dead!"
The vet shrugged and said, "I'm sorry, if
you had just taken my initial diagnosis, that
the duck was dead, the bill would have been
only $20, but with the additional Lab Report
and the Cat Scan, it's now $150."
At the risk of further "probing" for your
collective, "funny bones," I trust that each of
you, particularly all Senior Citizens, are not
taking anybody's word for what's really in
OBAMACARE, and is seriously taking "care"
to be in "control" of your remaining days on
T. W. Bill Neville

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Community Briefs

Kiwanis plans Kids Day
2009 Kid's Day is scheduled for Satur-
day, September 19, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at
Barron Park. It is a special day for children
through 5th grade. There will be games,
challenges, bike rodeo (bikes furnished),
soccer, three bounce houses and continu
ous entertainment. A tricycle and both a girls
and boys youth bicycles will be raffled off.
Hamburgers, hot dogs, nachos and drinks
will be available. Come join the fun! (If your
organization has games or entertainment for
children, call Kiwanis at 863-675-4043.)

4-H is for you!
Your child is invited to join the Hendry
County 4-H Club Program. It is open to
boys and girls ages 5-18 as of Sept. 1, 2009.
Without regard to race, sex, national origin,
handicap, etc. The showing of cattle, dairy
goats, horses and swine are limited to youth
ages 8-18 as of Sept. 1, 2009. Come to 4-H
Open Houses Wednesday, Sept. 9, from 3-6
p.m. at The Clewiston 4-H Office at 622 West
Sugarland Hwy. The LaBelle 4-H open house
will be held on Thursday, Sept. 11, from
2:30-6 p.m. at the Extension Office, 1085
Pratt Blvd. If your child is interested in show
ing a market swine or steer in the Hendry
County Fair or the LaBelle Youth Livestock
Show, your child must be enrolled in a 4-H
project club and must have a completed en-
rollment form on file at the 4-H office on or
before Oct. 1, 2009 or by the initial weigh-in
date, whichever comes first. For more infor-
mation call Clewiston 983-1453 or 983-1598,
LaBelle 674-4092 or 983

VFW planning benefit
VFW Post 10100, with support from La
Belle Moose Lodge #2398 and American
Legion Post 130, will host a fun-filled after-
noon to benefit Pfc. Michael Miller, who
is Afghanistan-bound for his second tour.
Please join them for good food, live music
and family entertainment while supporting a
local soldier. Enjoy a barbecue chicken and
rib dinner, baked beans, cole slaw and tea
with live music and karaoke, cake roulette
and bake sale.
Advance tickets are $7 and available at
the Post home on SR 29S (next to the rodeo
grounds) or by calling Robin at 675-8008.
At the door tickets will be $8. It all happens
Sunday, Sept. 13, beginning at 12:30 p.m.

Grimsley to speak at GOP
Guest Speaker Representative Grimsley
The Republican Party of Hendry County
invites you to attend their September meet
ing with guest speaker Florida Representa
tive District 77 Denise Grimsley on Thursday,
Sept 17, 6 p.m. LaBelle City Commissioners
Conference Room LaBelle City Hall, 481
West Hickpoochee Ave. The public is invited
to attend and hear first hand from Repre
sentative Grimsley, who represents Hendry,
Highlands, Glades and Collier counties.

VFW plans fund raisers
VFW Post 10100, SR 29 next to the rodeo
grounds. will serve homemade pizza Friday,
Sept. 4, from 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 5, there will be a canteen
yard sale and bake sale beginning at 7 p.m.

Eye exams for school
Drs. Parrish and Youmans will be doing
"Back To School" vision screenings for all
Hendry and Glades students through the
5th grade during the month of September.
Stop by their office at 100 N. Main Street any
afternoon between 3-4:30 p.m. No appoint-
ment necessary. For further information call
675 0761.

Soup's on at the Legion
Come to American Legion Post 130, SR
80W for these delicious meals: Fish fry Sept.
4, 5-7 p.m.
Breakfasts from 8-11 a.m. every Sunday
Sept. 9, Spaghetti dinner at 5 p.m.

Program center closing
After 25 years of service as a non profit
organization, first as LaBelle YMCA and then
LaBelle Program Center, we are sad to an
nounce that we will be closing our doors for
the last time on September 14.
All the classes (except Pre-School & After
School) will be taught at LABELLE DANCE
STUDIO, on Fort Thompson Avenue, across
the street from the Caloosa Belle, beginning
the week of September 14.
We will be liquidating all our equipment;
Desks, Chairs, All the Playground Equipment
and Computers to help pay all our outstand-
ing debts. Please contact LaBelle Program

Center at 675-4130 or Pat Bedingfield, at 863-
675-0671, after 5 p.m., if you are interested
in purchasing these items.

No trash pick up Labor Day
There will be no trash pickup in unincor-
porated Hendry County on Monday, Sep-
tember 7.
Regular trash pickup will resume on the
next scheduled day. No recycle pickup in Fel-
da. Recycle pickup will resume on Monday,
September 14. If you have any questions,
please call (863) 675-5252.

Lose weight, stop smoking
Oakbrook of LaBelle is proud to host
Gorayeb "Lose Weight" and "Stop Smok-
ing" seminars Lose Weight seminar Tuesday,
Sept. 8, at 6 p.m. and Stop Smoking seminar
Wednesday, September 9, at 6: p.m. Limited
Participants are encouraged to pre-regis-
ter by calling Oakbrook of LaBelle 675-1440
or register on day of seminar (please arrive
30 minutes early to allow time for registra
tion.) $50 is due at registration.

VFW planning dinner
VFW Post 10100 invites everyone to a
pork steak dinner Friday, Sept. 28, beginning
at 5 p.m. Enjoy pork steak, rice and cole
slaw for just $6 per plate.

MCA to hold pot luck
The Muse Community Association's reg
ular September meeting has been cancelled.
The next regular meeting will be Oct. 15 at
7 p.m.
Come to the All You Can Eat Pot Luck
Fish Fry Sept. 12 at 6 p.m. Bring a dish to
share and a $6 donation. Karaoke will fol-
low. Bring the family or a friend. For more
information call 674-0467.

Animals found
Goats found in LaBelle. Call the Sheriff's
Office at 674-5000 or 805-5000.

Quit smoking now
Quit smoking and use of tobacc. A free
community health promotion program at
Hendry Regional Convenient Care Center,
450 South Main Street, LaBelle with six ses-

sions beginning on Sept. 10-Oct. 15 from
5:30 until 7 p.m. Call Eliseo Rangel, Ever-
glades Area Health Education Center, 239-
Historians to meet
LaBelle Heritage Museum meets tonight,
Sept. 3, at city hall at 7 p.m. Tom Gaskins will
speak on the old Cypress Knee Museum.
LHM President Joe Thomas has a project-
in-the-planning in partnership with the La
Belle Firehouse Cultural Center. They will
present Sunday afternoons of classic silent
Anybody with ideas, pro and con, on this
is asked to call the museum at 674-0034 or
the Cultural Center at 675-3066.

Third annual bird count
event set for September
Participate in the Third Annual Hendry/
Glades NAMC Saturday, Sept. 19. To join a
team or for more information contact:
Margaret England, LaBelle
home: 863-674-0695 cell: 863-517-0202

Humane society gala
The Third Annual Caloosa Humane So-
ciety Gala will be Saturday, Oct. 17, from
6-9:30 p.m. at the Captain Hendry House
beginning with the silent auction at 6-8 p.m.
Entertainment will be provided -casual/
formal attire.
The menu includes rotisserie chicken,
roast pork, green beans, roast small red po
tatoes, dessert, tea or coffee all for $25 per
ticket. You can purchase your ticket at the
Caloosa Humane Society, 1200 Pratt Blvd.
Call 675 0997.

SAO closing for holiday
The State Attorney's Office will close Mon-
day, September 7, in honor of Labor Day and
re-open Tuesday, Sept. 8, at 8:30 a.m.

Bus drivers needed
Hendry County School substitute bus
driver classes will be Sept. 1-11 from 8 a.m.-
noon at the Clewiston Bus Compound (be-
hind Central Elementary School). Please
contact the Transportation Office at 863-983

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SThe VFW LaBelle Post #10100 with the support of LaBelle Moose Lodge 2398 a
and American Legion Post 130, is hosting a fun-filled afternoon to benefit PFC
Michael Miller. Michael is Afghanistan bound for his second tour overseas. Please join
us for good food, live music and family entertainment, while supporting a local soldierl
Featuring a BBQ Chicken and Rib Dinner
with Baked Beans, Cole Slaw and Tea
Live Music and Karaoke Cake Roulette Bake Sale
Advance Tickets $7 At the door $8
Advance tickets are available at the VFW Post #10100
or by calling Robin at 863-675-8008
Date: Sunday, September 13, 2009 Time: 12:30 pm Until?
Place: VFW Post #10100 SR 29S. LaBelle, FL
Next to the Rodeo Arena


6 Caloosa Belle September 3, 2009

Hendry County Sheriff: Thefts from vehicles on the rise

Thefts from vehicles have increased sig-
nificantly in Hendry County and local law
enforcement believes the problem is more
than just a summer fling.
Since August 1, 2009 there have been a
reported 24 vehicle burglaries in the LaBelle,
Felda area alone.
Sheriff Whidden explained that on Sun-
day, August 16, deputies arrested one indi
vidual that confessed to several of the auto
thefts, but it is not believed to be a ring of
thieves. Hendry County Sheriff Steve Whid-
den stated, "I believe this young man, like
others in the area are taking advantage of
easily accessible vehicles."
The vehicle thefts that have been cleared
recently occurred in the Felda community
where multiple vehicles may have been vic-
timized in just one night. Sheriff Whidden
stated, "He, by his own admission was basi-
cally checking door handles. He was gener-

ally searching for electronic equipment such
as cell phones and CD players."
Sheriff Steve Whidden said, "These are
definitely crimes of opportunity and may
be attributed to the state of the economy.
Some people are looking for an easier way
to make money and every dollar counts in
this economy."
The key to reducing the number of oc
currences is locking cars and securing valu
ables. One way to avoid being a victim is to
lock car doors and store valuables out of
sight or out of the vehicle entirely. In most
cases the items stolen from vehicles is loose
change, iPods, cell phones, GPS devices,
identification, credit cards and in some cas
es, firearms.
These incidents are occurring countywide
and usually occur in neighborhoods or rural
areas. The Sheriff's Office recommends:
Keeping house, driveway, barns and oth-


Jessie James Williams, 80
LABELLE Jessie James Williams, age 80, of
LaBelle, passed away Aug. 30, 2009, in LaBelle.
He was born July 4, 1929 in Athens, Ala., to
the late Charlie Williams and the late Lenetta
Ridgeway Williams.
Jessie was a resident of LaBelle for the past fif
ty-five years and worked for many years as gen-
eral contractor. When he moved to LaBelle, he
began working for Brown Tiger Ridgdill. He also
worked for George Burchard and Bill Maddox.
He eventually became a general contactor and
worked with his family in construction for many
Survivors include his wife, Dean Williams;
sons, Ricky Williams (Sue), Gary Williams
(Rose) and Mark Williams (Diane), all of La-
Belle; brothers and sisters, Biladine, Estel, Ar-
lene, Linda, Sherri, Steve, Frankie, Kipp and
Terry; grandchildren, Joy Walters, Jenna Wil-
liams, Ginger Williams, Angela Taylor (Eddie),
Doug Williams (Tracy), Garrett Williams, Crystal
Corbitt (Phil), Lisa Chapman (Blake) and Brian
Williams; and great-grandchildren, Dalton Wal
ters, Jessie Taylor, Justin Taylor, Tanna Wil
liams, Piper Williams, Rylan Corbitt, Micah
Corbitt and Bailey Chapman.
Funeral services were 9 a.m., Wednesday
Sept. 2, in Akin-Davis Funeral Home in LaBelle
with Ralph Nicholson officiating. Interment fol-
lowed in Ortona Cemetery, LaBelle.
Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home -
John Charles Walker, 61
FORT MYERS -John Charles "Chuck" Walk
er, age 61, of Fort Myers, formerly of LaBelle
passed away Aug. 28, 2009, in Fort Myers.
He was born Mar. 1, 1948, in St Johns, New
Foundland, Canada, the son of the late Cecil H.
and the late Lou Ella (Parson) Walker. He
served and was Awarded A Purple Heart during
Vietnam War in the Air Force. He was a Heavy
Equipment Operator, employed by Local 487
Int. Brotherhood Operating Engineers. He was
a Member of Cape Coral Lodge #2179 and Tice
Lodge #1297 Order of the Moose.
Survivors include his wife, Teresa Diane
(Helms) Walker; daughters, Lisa Walker Rein-
bott (Michael), Alva, Kimberly Walker, LaBelle,
Kelly Lowe, Lehigh Acres, Kaitlyn Ward, North

Fort Myers; sister, Robin Byrd (Richard), Lehigh
Acres; and six grandchildren.
Memorial Service will be 3 p.m., Friday, Sept.
4, at Akin-Davis Funeral Home, 13932 Palm
Beach Blvd., Fort Myers, with Rev. Seth Howard
officiating. Visitation with the family will be one
hour prior to the service. Cremation at the Ca-
loosa Crematory.
Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home -
Fort Myers.
Mary Lee Moffett, 89
LABELLE -Mary Lee Moffett, age 89, of La
Belle, passed away Aug. 31, 2009, in LaBelle.
She was born Jan. 14, 1920, in White Cross,
the daughter of the late James L. and the late
Mary Alice (Smith) Delk. She was a Cashier
working for Dade County School System for
many years.
Survivors include one son, John Moffett of
North Carolina; one daughter, Janet Altman of
LaBelle; six grandchildren; and seven great-
grandchildren; and sister, Christine Dunn of
Graveside Services will be 2 p.m. Friday, Sept.
3, in Palms Woodlawn Cemetery, Naranja.
Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home -

Virginia Mary Anne Pavey, 77
LABELLE -Virginia Mary Anne Pavey, passed
away Sunday, August 30, 2009, in LaBelle. She
was 77.
She was born Dec. 22, 1931 in Sault Ste. Marie,
Mich., the daughter of the late Daniel and Hazel
(Hauptli) Mansfield. Mrs. Pavey married Ray-
mond W Pavey Sr. on March 8,1950.
She was an Assistant Advertising Manager for
many years.
Mrs. Pavey was preceded in death by her par-
ents; and one daughter, Catherine Ellen Pavey.
Survivors include her husband of 59 years,
Raymond W Pavey Sr.; one son, Raymond Wil
liam Pavey Jr.; and four daughters, Dianne Ma
rie Pavey Ranfil, Lindarae Pavey Ticherich,
Cherlyn Pavey Workman, and Emily Pavey
Dodge; one brother, Larry Mansfield; and one
sister, Delores Mansfield Kieper.
A memorial will be held at a later date.
Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home,

er buildings well-lighted at night. Use tim- Keep an eye out for each other;
ers that automatically turn on outside lights Be a nosy neighbor and call police if you
when it gets dark; see suspicious people.
Close garage doors; Sheriff Whidden added, "Items taken
Consider motion sensors that set off lights from unlocked vehicles not only attribute to
or alarms; financial hardship and inconvenience, but in
Always lock your vehicles when they're many cases secondary crimes, such as iden-
not in use; Don't leave tools in the open tity theft and credit card fraud may also oc-
back of a pick-up truck or in an unsecured cur. Taking these few simple safeguards can

truck bed toolbox;

advantageous to all.

Glades General Hospital facility

to go to highest
District of Palm Beach County announced
that the Glades General Hospital property in
Belle Glade, will be sold to the highest bid
der after the staff, medical equipment, and
services are transitioned to Lakeside Medical
Center, the replacement hospital that is on
schedule to open in mid-October, 2009.
Glades General is situated on approxi-
mately 13.5 acres of land fronting Main
Street, the main thoroughfare in Belle Glade.
The primary hospital building on the site
was opened in 1965.
The District posted the Invitation to Bid
at on Monday, Aug. 24. A
mandatory pre-bid meeting is scheduled to
be held on Sept. 9, 2:30-4 p.m., in the Caf-
eteria at Glades General, which is located at

Community Briefs

Class of 1989 20th Reunion
Friday, October 23rd Homecoming
Football Game; After party at Rodeo Bar &
Grill. Saturday, October 24th Family BBQ
at Franklin Locks; Multi Class Reunion Party

1201 South Main Street in Belle Glade.
The Health Care District anticipates mak
ing a decision within 30-60 days from the re
ceipt of bids. The propert is anticipated to be
conveyed in 2010.
In 2004, the Health Care District ac-
quired Glades General, a 73-bed acute care
hospital that has served the western Palm
Beach County communities bordering Lake
Okeechobee for six decades. The District
invested more than $3.5 in technology and
infrastructure repairs. Ultimately, the District
decided to construct a 70-bed replacement
hospital on a 50-acre medical campus at the
intersection of US 441 and State Road 80.
On track to open in mid-October, Lake-
side Medical Center will offer modern tech-
nology and all private patient rooms.

with Dinner and DJ (80s music and Karaoke)
at Olivias, Port LaBelle Inn. Sunday, October
25th Brunch at Olivia's.
For More Information: Email LHS1989- or contact Jeni Da-
vidson Dyess at 863-673-4910.

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School Briefs

Take the GED test
LaBelle Adult School will offer the GED
test Sept. 14, 15 and 16. There is still time
to register. Call 674-4118 for more informa-
There is also time to register for computer
and sub class. Please call 674-4118 for more

LES plans open house
Get ready to have a great time at LaBelle
Elementary School. The LaBelle Rotary Club
will sponsor an All You Can Eat Spaghetti
Dinner on Tuesday, September 8, 5-7 p.m.
in the cafeteria. The tickets cost $5 for adults
and $4 for children under 12. All of the pro-
ceeds will go toward Family Reading Night
and to enhance technology at LES.
They will also hold a bake sale during
this event. So come prepared for some yum-
my treats. Also in the cafeteria, LES will be
selling T-Shirts for $10 and holding a 50/50
On this special night, classrooms will be
open for visitation from 6-7 p.m. There will
be a book fair from 5-7 p.m. in the Media
Center. Also, there will be a Parent Meeting
at 7 p.m. in the Cafeteria. We look forward
to seeing you on the 8th.

Corrected requirements for
school entry
Hendry and Glades Counties: Every child
entering the Hendry and Glades County

School systems for the first time this fall
must present documentation of a school-en-
try health physical examination performed
within 1 year prior to enrollment in school.
In addition, the child's immunization status
must be current and in compliance with the
Florida Immunization requirements. It is
never too early to ensure that your child is
adequately vaccinated for school entry.
Florida Immunization requirements for
2009-2010 School-year are as follows:
Kindergarten and First Grade: Two
doses of Varicella; (5) DTaP; (4) IPV; (3 to 4)
Hib; (3) Hep-B; (2) MMR;
Second through Eighth Grade: One
dose of Varicella; (5) DTaP; (4) IPV; (3 to 4)
Hib; (3) Hep-B; (2) MMR;
Seventh Grade: Tetanus containing
booster; TDaP, instead of Td; (5) DTaP; (4)
IPV; (3 to 4) Hib; (3) Hep-B; (2) MMR.
Visit your primary health care provider or
your local health department to ensure your
child is adequately vaccinated for school en-
try this fall.

Apply now to RCMA
Redlands Christian Migrant Association
in LaBelle is currently accepting child care
applications for children six weeks to five
years. RCMA supports low income working
families, farmworker families and migrant
workers through child care and family sup-
port services. They are especially interested
in serving children with special needs. To en-
roll your child with RCMA please call or visit
them at any of the following locations: La-

Submitted photo

Free back to school event
Mr. Dexter Carswell of Red Eye Entertainment & Management, Inc. came out with
back packs donated from Office Depot (courtesy of Gwen Hudson) to support
Ford/Sunset Park along with Christ Central Church and the City of LaBelle, on
Saturday, August 22, to help out in the free hair cuts/back-pack/school supplies
give-a-way. Mr. Carswell is working diligently with Mayor Puletti and LaBelle
High School to come into LaBelle and the schools to promote positive mes-
sages to our youth through music, artists and positive/motivational speeches.
Mr. Carswell is a producer and works with various artists from MTV. Organizers
believe that Mr. Carswell will be an asset to LaBelle.

Belle CDC, SR 29, 863-674-4510; Mira Verde
CDC, 6761 Sante Fe N, 863-674-4104; Krome
CDC, 551 W Cowboy Way, 863-674-4515;
Glades West CDC, 2500 S. County Line Road
- 731 SW, 863-612-0783; New Beginnings
CDC, 300 E Cowboy Way, 863-674-4652.

En espanol
RCMA en LaBelle esta aceptando aplica
ciones para cuidado de ninos desde 6 sema-
nas a 5 anos de edad especialmente ninos
con desabilidades. RCMA apoya a familias
de bajos ingresos, migrantes y families que
trabajan en agricultura por medio de asis
tencia para el cuidado de ninos y servicios a
la familia. Para registrar a su nino con RCMA

por favor de llama o visitar al cualquier de
los siguente lugares para competar una apli-
cacion: LaBelle CDC, SR 29, 863-674-4510;
Mira Verde CDC, 6761 Sante Fe N, 863-674-
4104; Krome CDC, 551 W Cowboy Way,
863-674-4515; Glades West CDC, 2500 S.
County Line Road 731 SW, 863-612-0783;
New Beginnings CDC, 300 E Cowboy Way,

Alva school meeting set
Everyone interested is invited to Alva
Middle School's first '09-10 SAC meeting in
Alva Middle school's art room Tuesday, Sep-
tember 8, at 6:30 p.m.

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8 Caloosa Belle September 3, 2009

Back to school and

living with diabetes

Back to school can be stressful for ev-
eryone, but for children living with diabe-
tes, preparing to go back to school is much
more complicated. It often involves parents,
teachers, administration, school nurses, caf-
eteria staff and coaches teaming up to en-
sure the child remains healthy.
Proper diabetes management, especially
important for children, requires a large time
commitment and significant understanding
of the disease from diabetic children and
from the people they spend time with every
day. Marc Wolf RPh, founder and CEO of
Diabetic Care Services, a leading mail order
provider of diabetic supplies and prescrip-
tions, offers some tips for parents to help
their children return to school when diabe-
tes is a factor.
Tips for Managing Diabetes at School
Before school begins, schedule a meet
ing with your child's teacher, administrator,
school nurse and cafeteria staff to discuss his
or her personal diabetes management plan.
Bring written copies of the plan to leave
with each person who may be responsible
for your child. It should include information
on your child's medication, including when
it should be taken, proper dosage, proper
technique for administering the medication,
who should administer medication (your
child, the school nurse, or another designat-
ed staff member) and the reasons why your
child takes it, as well as who to contact and
what actions to take in case of emergency,
how to recognize warning signs of high and
low blood sugar, and a nutrition plan for
both regular meals and snacks.
Review the personal diabetes manage-
ment plan with your child.
If he or she is old enough, your child
will be able to manage most testing and
medication independently, but should also
know who he or she can turn to when help
is needed.
For younger children, explain that an
other person will be taking over the tasks
their mom or dad might usually perform
while at school.
Seek feedback from your child daily to
ensure he or she feels comfortable with the

T ionel Pequeno Sr. and Alecia Gallegos
LaBelle are proud to announce the birth

LJtheir daughter Emalee Faith Pequeno. She
was born on August 16, 2009, at 7:11 a.m. at Health
Park Hospital in Ft. Myers. She weighed 7 pounds,
10 ounces, and was 20 inches long.
She was welcomed home by her big brother
Lionel Jr. Her maternal grandparents are David
Gallegos and Cindy West of LaBelle and paternal
grandparents are Jeff and Ericka Pequeno also of

situation and to assess how he or she feels
throughout the day.
Pack healthy snacks for your child to
battle sudden low blood sugar, and ensure
school staff will allow your child to access
these snacks when needed.
Ask the school nurse to store extra test-
ing supplies and medications as back up.
Teach your child not to share snacks or
trade food items with other students while
at lunch.
Establish a routine for your child right
away so he or she adapts habits for eating,
testing and taking medication at the same
time each day -whether in school, at prac-
tice or at home after school. Most impor-
tantly, ensure your child goes to bed on time
with no distractions to prevent them from
falling asleep.
It is normal for parents to feel stressed
when children head back to school, but it is
important to remain as calm as possible so
that your child also feels relaxed. High stress
levels can cause spikes in blood glucose lev-
els due to adrenaline released by the body.
Encourage your child to be an active
participant in physical education class and
even to join an athletic team. Just be sure
to meet with coaches in advance to discuss
your child's personal diabetes management
Ask your child's teacher to invite a dia-
betes educator to speak with the class. The
local diabetes association can provide re-
sources for locating an educator, who can
explain the basics of diabetes to your child's
classmates (i.e. that it is not contagious) and
answer any questions they might have. Your
child will feel more comfortable managing
diabetes while at school if he or she isn't
greeted with questions or stares.
Make sure your child wears a diabetic
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Summer signing class
A sign language class is being offered each Monday at 2:50 p.m. all ages are
welcome. Barbara Miller will be teaching the class. Mrs. Miller is experienced
American sign language teacher. The classes will be held at LaBelle Assembly
of God, on Fraser Avenue across from the Edward A. Upthegrove Elementary
School. The classes are free, and will be using a combination of music and signs
to make learning easier and fun. An evening course of instruction for adults is
being considered. To register or for more information call (863) 675-0900. The
summer signing class graduates are, from left: Caleb Rodriguez, Kristen Rodri-
guez, Nicole Rodriguez, Nota Castillo, Jacqueline Wilkins and teacher Barbara
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Author supplies local flavor in her writing

Hidden at the new Immokalee Technical
Center (iTECH) is an author under the pen
name D. K. Christi with two stories in two
recently released anthologies: The World
Outside the Window and Romance of My
"Rose's Question" in The World Outside
the Window, explores the themes of love,
friendship and hope. A young girl's ques-
tions lead to answers that come from the
Orient and travel through life. She gets more
answers than she seeks.
The balance of the stories cover every
genre and take the reader on a roller coaster
view of a courtyard as seen through the eyes
of 19 different authors.
"The Ice Storm" in Romance of My
Dreams is the story of a haunted road trip
through Georgia that includes the seren-
ity found in a hike at Red Top Mountain
through the terror of a sudden winter storm.
Main character, Melani, reaches for eternity
with visions of the Gulf shore and learns that
eternity must wait.
D. K. Christi's debut novel, Arirang: The
Bamboo Connection and short stories
posted at were recognized by as their "Author to Watch, D.

K. Christi."
D.K. Christi's debut novel Arirang, a ro-
mantic adventure that spans seven conti-
nents, conveys an underlying theme that
"life happens when you are planning some-
thing else."
In Christi's shorter works such as Chalk,
The Magic Box and The Valentine, exclusive
to Amazon Shorts, themes of friendship
surviving tragedy, love conquering adversity
and the triumph of the human spirit over the
hardships of life serve to uplift and inspire.
Discover a new voice in fiction and through
her stories, perhaps discover something new
about yourself."
Ghost Orchid, D. K. Christi's next novel, is
due for release in September. A complex tale
around a family's lies, loves and redemption,
Ghost Orchid takes the reader on a mystical
experience in the Everglades.
The rare ghost orchid of Corkscrew
Swamp Sanctuary becomes more than a
flower of ethereal beauty as this family's his-
tory is tied to the blooming, a puzzle piece
at a time.
More information is found at www. and online bookstores Ama- and

D. K. Christi is available for book sign-
ings and tales about writing when she's not
filling her responsibilities as an administra-
tor at iTECH or enjoying the Gulf. dkch@

Craft running for 16th District

Ft. Pierce, FL -St. Lucie County Commis
sioner Chris Craft has launched his cam
paign for the U.S. House of Representatives
in Florida's 16th Congressional District.
"I'm running for Congress because we
need a Representative who has shared the
struggles of hardworking Floridians and
can relate to the people of this district," said
Commissioner Craft. "If we are going to find
solutions to our communities' greatest prob-
lems then we need an independent voice in
Congress who won't hesitate to question
his party's leadership and work with both
Republicans and Democrats to get the job
done. Whether it is fighting to hold insur-
ance companies accountable or investing in
long-term job creation, renewable energy
and sustainable agriculture, I will be the
moderate voice that the people of this district
want representing them in Washington."
Since joining the St. Lucie County Com-
mission, Commissioner Craft (full biography
attached) has been known for working with
people from all perspectives and thinking
out of the box to find solutions and build
consensus. He has been a strong advocate
for veterans' services, working to ensure
that veterans' programs in St. Lucie Coun-
ty are not cut, especially during the recent
economic downturn. As Chair of the Trea-
sure Coast Council for Local Governments,
Commissioner Craft has championed efforts
to attract high-paying jobs and investment
to the region. He has built a reputation as

someone who governs with fiscal responsi
bility and always approaches problems with
a voice of reason and independence.
"Like so many others, I know what it's
like to be concerned about paying for col-
lege, protecting the family home from fore
closure, and making sure that my loved
ones and I have health insurance," Commis-
sioner Craft added. "I look forward to sitting
around the kitchen table with the families of
this district as I travel coast to coast to talk
about the issues that matter most to them."
Commissioner Craft has served on the St.
Lucie County Commission since 2004 where
he acted as Commission Chairman in 2007
and Vice Chairman in 2006. He also serves
on the Board of Directors for Main StreetFort
Pierce, St. Lucie Preservation Association,
and HealthyKids, an organization which dis-
tributes applications for uninsured children
to participate in Florida KidCare.
Commissioner Craft worked as a Market
Manager for Coca-Cola from 1994 to 2004
while he attended Indian River Community
College. He and his wife, Patricia (Patti), live
with their 11-year-old daughter, Sydni, in
Lakewood Park.
Spanning from the Atlantic Ocean to
the Gulf of Mexico, Florida's 16th Congres
sional District is comprised of all or parts of
Charlotte, Glades, Hendry, Highlands, Mar-
tin, Okeechobee, Palm Beach, and St. Lucie

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lee's iTECH Center.

Community Brief

Volunteer for Girl Scouts
Girl Scouts of Gulfcoast Florida, Inc. is
seeking volunteers to help complete short
20-minute phone interviews of applicants,
who want to become volunteers for the or-
Phone interviews can be made any time
and place that is convenient for the inter-
viewer. Please note that some training is
required and will be provided by the orga-
The Girl Scout organization prefers that
the potential volunteer interviewer have a
background in either human resources, so-
cial work, education, child and family ser
vices or law enforcement.
For more information, please contact
Amanda Jacob, director of volunteer man-
agement, at 239-561-1800 ext. 406 or at
Girl Scouts of Gulfcoast Florida, Inc.
is chartered by Girl Scouts of the USA and
serves nearly 11,000 girls in ten counties in-
cluding: Manatee, Hardee, Highlands, Sara
sota, Charlotte, DeSoto, Glades, Lee, Hen-
dry, and Collier counties.

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Church Briefs


Dedicate new building
The First Baptist Church of LaBelle, 330
North Main Street,, invites the community to
the dedication of its new education building
on Sunday, September 13. A regular morning
worship service is planned for 11 a.m. followed
by the dedication of the new building at noon.
The church will have a covered dish dinner at
12:45 p.m. and an open house including re
freshments at 2:30 p.m. Please join us.

Gospel concert to honor 9-11
The Gathering of Christian Men will have
a concert commemorating Sept. 11, 2001, at
the LaBelle High School Auditorium starting
at 6 p.m. on Sept. 12.

Ten different performers are scheduled.
Admission is free, though a love offering will
be accepted. For more information contact
Larry Woosley at 863-673-0335.

Gospel sing, preaching
All are welcome to hear Gospel singing
and preaching by Rocky Bratcher Tuesday,
Sept. 8, at the Felda Community Center.

Ready for Bingo?
Bingo is played Fridays from September
through May at Our Lady Queen of Heaven
Catholic Church on Bridge Street, LaBelle at
7 p.m. Early Bird starts at 6:45 p.m. Come
join the fun and visit with your friends.




* Corporate Owned' 2/2 on 5+/- acres in
Ortona. If you are looking for a little privacy
you found it here. $77,700.

* Riverfront Immaculate 3/2 waterway
estate on 1.14+/- acres outside of LaBelle.
Home is 2,425 sq ft. of living area with over-
spacious kitchen, pantry, screened pool and
a 1,944 sq. ft workshop with office, bath and
a generator compressor room. $795,000.
* Corporated owned! Georgous, needs a lit-
le TLC, 4/3, 3 car garage on 5.09+/- acres
with caged pool, custom kitchen cabinets,
granite counter tops and lots more.
* Horse lovers welcome! 4/2.5 on 3.24+/ in
Port LaBelle Ranchettes 2,500 sq. ft of living
area, 2 car garage, wrap around porch and
more. $335,000.
* Corporate ort i J iston 4/3 on
.349+/- of in Ridgeview
EstatesSubdl on ,l.
* 4/2 CBS horlUNDERcres outside of
LaBelle. NeedCONUflf ll ,500.
* 3/2 on oversized corner lot in Port LaBelle.
* Cozy 2/1 in Port LaBelle Completely
redone form top to bottom. Have to see!
* Nice 3/1 CBS in Port LaBelle Seller says
make offer! $80,000.
* Corporate Owned 2/2 on 5+/- acres in
Ortona. If you are looking for a little privacy
you found it here. $77,700.
* 3/2 CorporatdlOf BS home with
pool on .50+/-W~1MM. e in, central vac-
uum and much more. $73,300
* Corporate Owned' 3/2 2006 CBS home
outside laBelle in very good condition and a
few minutes from schools and shopping.

* Corporate owUNDlRe 3/2 CBS w/2 car
garage, spliClONTltGll lots more
* Corporate owned! Lehigh Acres, 3/2
w/ccramic tile, s i mDin, 2 car garage
and lots more MWRACT
* Corporate owned1 ehi h 3/2 CBS with
1,400+/- sq ft. S Biar garage and
lots more. $49,500.
* Corporate oaned' 4&2 2005 CBS home
w/wood floors, "i dIlrtops & 2 car
garage. $44,000
* Lehigh Acres -2.Ca/ m e near Lee
Blvd. A little TIClu l be the per-
fect home. $38,000.
* Corporate n IaBelle Country
Village. N metic repairs
$34,900. mT i
* Corporate owned! 2/1 CBS home centrally
located in lehigh Acres. $34,000.
* Great investment potential! 1BR/1B home
on a corner lot Homes needs some work..
but is priced to sell. $25,000.
* Need more "living" room? 2,152 sq ft of
luxurious living. This 4BR/2B home on 10+/-
acs has it all, spacious family room, master
suite w/ office, covered porch, and fencing
for horses This one is a steal @ only
SSize will surprise you' 2BR/2B home on
10+/- acres is very well kept. Features a
warm comfonable living room w/gas fire-
place, spacious kitchen, front & real covered
porches $250,000
* Immaculate 4/2 on 9.54 acres. Spacious liv
ing room, family room w/fireplace, large mas-
ter suite, lots, lots of more $199,900.
* Country living at its best! 3/2 on 2.30+/-
acres outside city of LaBelle. Over spacious
kitchen & mastr bath. New carpet through
out home. $149,900.
* Relax the rural way! Situated on 1.25 acs in
growing Montura, beautiful new 2006 3/2
manufactured home. SELLER FINANCING
AVAILABLE! $129,900
* Let's make a deal! 3/2 home features built

in cabinets, large master bath, spacious
kitchen, and plenty of elbow room. Outside
you will find a fenced yard and storage shed
* Two for the price of one on 1 ac. 3/2 well
maintained manufactured home + a 2/2
manufactured home. $100,000
* Want country living without the long drive
to the city? Get the best of both worlds with
this 3BR/2BA home on 2.29+/- acres on Case
Road. $97,000.
* Immaculate 3/2 located in City of LaBelle
on oversized lot, features woodlike flooring
and carpet, master bath has tiled shower,
overspacious kitchen and much much more
Priced to sell at $69,900.
* 4/2 manufactured home located in
Immokalee near schools and shopping
* Affordable starter 3/1.5 on corner lot in
Moore Haven. $50,000.
* 3/2 manufactured in city limits. Close to
schools, shopping & easy access to SR80
* Corporate owned! Located in Ortona. 3/2
on .22+/- of an acre. A little TLC will bring
this one a long way $30,495.
* Corporate owned' 3/2 south of LaBelle
Needs a little T1C. $25,900.
Call about our vacant land!
* .29 +/- acre in Belmont S/D. Priced to sell
at only $42,000. Possible seller financ-
* Buy now, build later. Nice city lot in
Belmont subdivision. $35,000.
* Montua CoriUNUgg d! 125+/ of an
acre Priced tliC W tp CT
* Call about our Port LaBelle lots!
* Prime 20+/- ac potential commercial par-
cel located near West Glades Elem, in Muse
&just minutes away from LaBelle. $3.50 per
* Invest now build later! Corner lot outside
city limits near town. $155,000.
* 2 ac. located in City limits. Zoned
Industrial. $100,000.

Freedom Counseling Service

Center's new programs
Freedom Counseling and Services Center at 60
Calhoun Street, is now offering "Laying it down"
- Helping people ages 16 and up in small group
settings aimed for support and continuous lifestyle
improvement ... every Monday 7-8 p.m. Director:
Lynn Jordan
"Overcoming Addictive Behaviors" Addictive
behaviors often stunt peoples effective and pro-
ductive lives for which they were created. These
behaviors are not limited to drugs and alcohol
alone. This class through the direction of the Word
of God will enable people to retrain their minds
and step into a life filled with purpose, joy and real
meaning. Every Thursday 7-8 p.m.

ACRES with 3/2 mobile
home, large steel building,
barns, cow pens,
guest/caretaker quarters,
fenced improved pasture
that may be divided (13+
acres min.), $8,000 per acre.

BRING OFFERS 39 Acres in
Ortona, 1561' riverfront,
with 3 acres Commercial
Zoning. 2 homes and 2000'
of canal frontage with direct
river access. SELLER
FINANCING. 2,395,000

REDUCED: 5 Acres. Lots of
oaks. Beautiful homesite.
Sunset Trail, Muse $75,000
* 16.79 ACRES South of
LaBelle, $129,500.
* 2.5 Acres, lots of trees, pri-
vate. $39,500.
* .86 ACRE, tree covered
lot. Thigpen Rd. Seller
financing. $59,900.
* 76+ ACRES South of
LaBelle, may divide, $5,500

town LaBelle. Restored. Fully
occupied. Busy location.
(Building/property only)
GROVE. Buy all or part, lots
of wildlife $6,000 PERACRE

cial lot on SR 29 S. Grab on
to this one for the future!
Great location for conven-
ience store, laundry, restau-
rant, small strip center, etc.
beer and wine license. Busy
Cowboy Way Corner
* Cozy home on 240' of
canal front with river access
in Ortona. 2 lots. $220,000
10 ACRES Al Don Farming
Rd. $95,000.
* 5+/- ACRES, heavily
wooded with fixer upper
mobile. Kirby Thompson
* 14 ACRES, 1-75 AND
busy intersection, near river,
* ALVA, 2 acre lot on busy
SR80 near intersection.
Front half zoned commer-
cial. $395,000


$79,900 3/2 on 2 ac. in
$89,000 3/2 in Moore
Haven Yacht Club 1200
Sq Ft.
$117,000 4/2 Newer
MH on Ac, Seller
REDUCED! $119,000 -
3/2 on 2 Ac Recent
Updates 1436 Sq Ft.
$165,000 3/2 on 6 Ac,
Marshall Field Rd.
Seller Financing.
$375,000 3/2 on 30 Ac
in Muse, Oaks, Creek,
& Great Pasture.
$72,000 3/1 CBS in
$74,000 2/2 in Port
LaBelle, large porch.
$79,000 2/2 Great
Starter in Port LaBelle.
$89,000 3/2 in town,
corner lot.
$11l0,0oUND w/pool
in BtoflRriji'Sale.
$129,000 3/2
Modular, Make Offer.
$157,500 3/2 in
Laurel Oaks, needs
TLC, Seller Financing.
$169,00f=iJpaDen on
small j e rio-

REDUCED $189,900 -
3/2 on 2.8 Ac in Pt
LaBelle Ranchettes,
adjoins greenbelt.
$196,900 4/2 in Muse
Country Cabin on 2+
$211,000 3/2 on 2 Ac
in Montura Ranches.
$225,000 3/2 in Gated
Riverbend Estates,
Seller says Make Offer.
REDUCED $269,000 -
4/2+Den CBS Custom
on 3 Ac w/80 Ft Barn,
and 2/2 mobile.
$459,000 3/2
Upgrades adorn CBS
Country Pool Home
w/outbuildings, riding
arena, 13 Ac.
$119,000 1/2 Acre
Commercial Lot on
Davis St.
$200,000 2 Steel
BldgRa9 DI eavy
Indus.r.a .
$249UG& L q. ft.
hangar L l ceess.
$269,000 State Road
80 Corner 2 Ac, B-I
w/billboard income.

$395,000 4800 Sq. Ft.
Steel Bldg. on fenced 1
Ac Industrial, Short
$399,000 4.Ac, 2400
Steel Bldg Industrial,
Possible Lease Option.
REDUCED $450,000 -
Short Sale! 2 Steel
Bldgs, over 8000 Sq. Ft.
Zoned PUD on 2+ Ac.
$559,000 3 Ac+/-
with Bldg on Sr 29, C-2
$675,000 5 Ac +/-
Industrial. Will split,
Cleared & Filled, Seller
$55,000 2/2 MH in
River Oaks/Ortona,
now waterfront!
$192,500 Old Ft.
Denaud 1 Ac.
$199,000 Hidden
Hammock I Ac w/doek.
$249,000 4/3 Two
Story oruNDM adjoins
gree(eONT AWlT the
$395,000 High
Elevation with long
views, 5 Ac.
$499,000 Eagle Point
lAc Deep Water &
Protected Iarbor w/Lg
$419,000 3/2 Super
CBS River Home
w/pool on Oxbow
w/dock on double lot.
$425,000 3/4 in Ft.
Denaud on 2.6+/ ac
with 228 ft. riverfront.
$875,000 Spectacular
7 Ac Pasture w/Oaks,
500 Ft on the River,
Below Appraisal.
$1,550,000 5/8 Estate
Home oUNDER, 800 Ft
on t apuble
Dock ,' alyr ivat e.
LoTS & LawN
$5,900 Port Labelle
Lots, Seller financing
$5,900 -Moore Haven
Yacht Club lots
$22,000 1.25 Ac in
Montura Ranches
$49,000 2.2 Ac Rural
Residential Fenced
$74,900 1 Ac, Estate
$83,000 6.5 Ac Very
Private, F RD
$100,000 2.5 Ac Hwy
27, Clewiston
$119,000 4.2 Ac,
$177,000 17 Ac in
Felda area
$220,000 3.8 AC Oak
I aven

Terri Bnky Lic Real Estate Broker
Associates: Shary Wecokwerth; Susan Hill,
Nick Rota, Lisa Andrews, Sandra Alexander
and Roxie Cisneros


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September 3, 2009 Caloosa Belle 11

$395,000 3/2 River- $1,500,000 Bea- $297,500 4/25 pool
front pool home utiful, rare water- home in quiet area.
near park, boat front property Country living close
ramp &town. All ap- zoned Commercial to town. Short notice
pllances included w/2 homes to show

863-675-0898 OFC

NIKKI YEAGER, Broker Assoc.
239/154-2005 cell

2390/B4-2002 cell

45 South Riverview LaBelle, FL
863-675-2718 1-877-675-2718
www. labellerlverside.con

iBR2BA HOME w/lop|i1llEljed work shop. $49,000
2/2 CONDO located in DESIIIALE Golfside Village- Lliigh Acres. recent
upgrades screened lanai & golf course view. Amenities: lenis &
CommunityP ulw/Spa. $69,500

WATERFRONT LOT! V +/ acre lIn on protected navigable soxbow w/
direct access t niver $139,500
SELLER MOTIVATED! Wixded 1 ac riverfront Hwy 7B west. $245,000
TBRR2BA WATERFRONT HOME w/125 Calkisahatchee liver frontage
INTRACOASTAL RIVERFRONT HOME plus dock house, s atramp, guest
house, motor home carport & more. Located close to Ft Dcnaud Bridge.
SPACIOUS 3 BR RIVERFRONT HOME n .53+/ acre, views of
Intrarastal Waterway & Ortona Lncks. Recently remodeled Permit in place
for new dock $389,500
TWO BUILDABLE LOTS desirable in town neighborhood. 200+/- ft. on
water w/60' dock & protected boat harbor No csrps setback, build at river's
edge! Sold together as package! NOW $499,900 OWNER FINANCING
3BR/2BA MANUFACTURED HOME in town $69,900
, ACRE (6 LOTSi on corner of Hwy 78 & Commanchee 125' x 250'
BR/2A HOME! Large Oaks and nicely landscaped $119,900
4BR/2BA HOME Spacius w/ large family room Reduced.$119,900
MULTI FAMILY ZONED PROPERTY w/rem(delcd 2/2 "Cracker Style
House on .60 +/ acre $209,000
2BR/2BA MANUFACTURED HOME i n 25 +/ acres $95,000
INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY 20 m/1 acres, multi family Residential ls
facing proposed Helms Road Ifcntion, jut cast ofthe IDISON STATI COL
'EGE, CRISIS CAMPUS site. $85,000
DRASTIC PRICE REDUCTION! 3Br/2Ba + den CBS home on 5+/ ac. in
4BR/2BA MOBILE HOME! 5+/- Acres, cleared w/fence and pond.
3BR2BA 2005 MANUFACTURED HOME on 5.9+/- acres, screen patio,
covered front porch, fenced, workshop and detached garage. $229,000
12+/- ACRES W/3BR/2BA CBS HOME froning on Hwiy 78 West of
LaBelle! $300,000
3BR/2BA HOME on 137+/- Acre' Cormmercial Zoned, Hwy Frontage,
32 POOL HOME ON 66.5 +/- acres in Felda $739,900
ACREAGE ON HWY 29 IN FELDA... 133+/ acres zoned A 2,
can he divided Perfect for AgrilBusiness!
2 +/ ACRES IN FE fronting in Hwy 29 possible commercial zning.
INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY! 20 m/ acres, multi-family residential lots
on proposed Helms Road Ext. cast of Edison State Cllege/Curis Campus.
Reduced $85,000
large, beautiful oaks in Desirable, well Established Neighborhood w/ Paved
Road Frontage. $58,520
64 ACRES OF PRIME FERTILE LAND in Felda, less than $8,600/acre.
LOTS AVAIABL Please call for details

Marilyn Sears -icensed Real Estate Broker Sales Associates -Nacy
Hendrickson, Margaret Whalf Yvonne Doll, Conaslo Tria Lopez,
Judy Cross McClre, Emily Fgured, Mary Hars,
cr u, sn. p, Janet Papinaw and Shelly Cole lm

1.) Home prices can be financed for less than
2.) You can receive up to 102% financing (no
money down, no mortgage insurance) in Hendry
County, Glades County and Lehigh Acres;
3.) You will receive up to $8,000 (or 10% of
purchase price) as a first-time homebuyer (not
having owned a home in the past 3 years);
4.) Home prices are low;
5.) Interest rates are low.

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Jo Dyess
Loan Officer
Cell 863-673-8862
Email JOSIEJLDiadvahoocom

$49,900 A GREAT FAMILY HOME built
in 2007. Good opportunity for the 1st time
buyer or investor. Priced toi sell,

$97,000 3/2 HOME with alluminum
rooffenced back yard.screened in
lanai,alarm system and tile flooring. This is a
short Sale. #200931055

city of labelle Split plan, formal living,for-
mal dinning, family room & dinntce large
laundry in house plu a large screened porch
to huge pool with heaterand fenced back
yard. #200864250


180 N Bridge St.
LaBelle, FL
(863) 675-6788

Donna Kane, Broker; Assoc: Trisha Arnold, Denise Walker,
Beverly Curtis, Wayne Simmons, & Telina Campos

Estate home on 275 aes 3 BR 3 BA
CliS home has tile/arpet, custom
cabinetry cagd gunite pool w/spa &
waterfall, wooden deck, gazbo, fenc
ing, stable and pasure, Storage
Building with 2 /C rooms. Large
Shop with 8 offices, 2 bats, kitch-
ecnrc and 3 garage doors.
Amenities too numerous name.
3/2 CiS lihme on 20 +/ ac Features
include cathedral ceilings, hickom
cabinets, Flonda room and lots of
extras Fenced & eross-fenemd, (xN60
metal workshop, 36x36 horse barn
w/tack nmm' U ring iionrs $699,000
Oak laven custom 5BD/4.51A pool
home on 3 acres featuring metal roo,
pecan hardwsxi floors, state of the
art kitchen, ofce, intercom, alarm
and thermal windows, Fispe the
best with a whole house instant hIl
water heater, oxikitp, dryer pool
heater, while house generator and all
poswerd by pnrpane Dieached 2 ear
garage ai h finished upstairs cim
plete with a full bath on 2nd floor
Call for detailed amenities list .
21 areas and a one bedom cabin in
excellent conditions Great weekend
yet-a-way Seler financing available
3/2 CBS home, Oversied garage,
indoor utiityi large spacious bed
rooms, large master suite, great
roosm. breakfast room, ilei/wood
ooring, & lanai $399,900
3BR/2.5BAhome in Old Fort Denaud.
Split foor plan, formal dining room,
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12 Caloosa Belle September 3, 2009

Operation Homefront to help

boost morale of service members

WILSONVILLE, Ore. -The men and
women serving our country -who could
miss as many as two Christmases, two anni-
versaries, and two of the same child's birth-
days in one fifteen-month deployment -
sometimes go without the simple comforts
of home. To help lift their spirits, Movie Gal-
lery, Inc., is teaming with Operation Home-
front to launch DVDs for the Troops, a cam-
paign to provide the joy of entertainment to
military members around the world. Begin-
ning on August 10, customers can express
their gratitude for our troops by purchasing
two used DVDs in turn, Movie Gallery and
Hollywood Video stores will donate three
used DVDs to our service men and women,
and their families.
"We are excited to partner with Movie
Gallery, Inc. at a time of lengthy combat
tours, when service members will appreci-
ate an entertaining movie more than ever,"
said Operation Homefront's Amy Palmer,
co-founder and acting CEO. "Throughout
the year, we work to boost morale of troops,
and watching a DVD is a great way for them
to take a momentary break from their daily
Help Support Our Troops
Our deployed service men and women
are engaged in combat for the protection
of our country, but on a smaller scale they
may face challenges to their morale due to
the frequency and length of their tours, and
being away from friends and loved ones.
Last year alone, Operation Homefront gave
almost 65,000 care packages and other mo-
rale-building items to military members and
their families; the DVDs for the Troops cam-
paign makes it easy for every American to
get involved and give something small back
to the 1.4 million active duty U.S. service
Between August 10 and August 30,
Movie Gallery and Hollywood Video cus-
tomers can purchase two used DVDs for
$14.99 each, from a selection of hundreds of
popular titles like the action-packed Casino
Royale and Bourne Ultimatum, belly bust-
ers such as Knocked Up and Superbad and
real-life satires including Little Miss Sunshine
and Juno. Each DVD comes with a lifetime
guarantee from the stores. For every qualify-
ing purchase, Movie Gallery, Inc., will send


Immokalee will be having a Celebration of Cultures
festival on Friday Sept. 18th 6-12 pm, Saturday,
Sept. 19h 12-12 am, and Sunday Sept. 20th
12-5 pm at the Immokalee Airport.
There will be a Parade down Main Street, cultural
music, dance, fun and interactive children's activi-
ties, a chili cook off, art exhibits, and vendors.
Admission is $1 but free for children 3 and under.
For more information and to register to participate, visit
www.immokaleecelebrationcom or call 239.252.2313
The eent is being sponsored in pat by the Immokatee Community Redevel-
opmerntAgency Redlands Chistian Migrant Assoation, Collier County
Paks and Recreation, and Glades Media and is funded in pad by the Collier
County Tourist Development Tax.

three used DVDs to Operation Homefront,
which will distribute them to deployed
service members around the world and to
wounded warriors and military families liv-
ing in the United States.
"Movie Gallery and Hollywood Video
operate hundreds of stores across the coun-
try that are near military bases and we take
pride in being an entertainment resource for
our military communities," said Cliff Torng,
chief marketing officer, Movie Gallery, Inc.
"Entertainment plays a powerful role in
improving people's spirits. This program
makes it easy for people to show their sup-
port and appreciation for our troops; we're
hopeful that donating DVDs to the troops
will help them escape for a couple of hours
and put a smile on their faces."
For more information on the DVDs for
the Troops program, please visit your local
Hollywood Video or Movie Gallery store. To
find the store nearest you, visit www.hol or www.moviegallery.
About Movie Gallery, Inc.
Based in Wilsonville, Oregon, Movie Gal-
lery, Inc. is the second largest North Ameri-
can video and game rental company. The
Company operates more than 3,700 stores
under the Movie Gallery, Hollywood Video
and Game Crazy brands in all 50 U.S. states
and Canada. Movie Gallery, Inc. recently in-
troduced an innovative new membership
program in Movie Gallery and Hollywood
Video stores called PowerPlay'", which of-
fers customers the least expensive rentals in
the industry, with no due dates or late fees
on any movie rental.
About Operation Homefront
Operation Homefront provides emergen-
cy and morale assistance for our troops, the
families they leave behind and for wounded
warriors when they return home. A non-
profit 501 (c)(3), Operation Homefront leads
more than 4,500 volunteers in 30 chapters
nationwide, and has met more than 105,000
needs of military families. Operation Home-
front also hosts the Web community Opera-
tion Homefront Online. For more informa-
tion, please visit www.operationhomefront.
net and

Sport Shorts

Attention Alumni Bailers!
If you are a former Cowgirl or Cowboy
basketball player, it's time to sign up for the
2009 LHS Alumni Basketball game, taking
place Friday, November 27, beginning at 5:30
p.m. For a registration form, see the school
website at http://www.hendry
Click the Schools link, and go to LaBelle
High School.

Men's softball
The Men's Softball League in Clewiston
will be starting soon. Everyone around the
area is eligible to play. Please call Franky and
leave a message @ 863-634-5997 for more

Be a Cowboy sponsor
Businesses showyour Cowboy colors and

LHS Athletic

Department yard

sale this fall

The third annual LHS Yard Sale is coming
soon! Clean out your garage and help the
LaBelle High School Athletic Department in
the process! A covered and air conditioned
storage facility is available for your good
used items. In the face of tough economic
times, our annual athletic budget has been
severely reduced. To offset these reductions,
we are hoping for your generous donations
to help the athletes at LaBelle High School
during the 2009 2010 school year. No do-
nation is too small, nor too large. Please
wash any donations of clothing. Please call
LaBelle High School at 674-4120 to arrange
a pickup of your items or drop them off at
the school after 3 p.m. All messages will be
forwarded to Mel Greenleaf. Please note the
date has been changed to Saturday, Oct. 3,
and the location to Upthegrove Elementary
School on the Main Street side of the school.
The sale will take place from 8 a.m. to noon.
Thank you in advance for your generous and
continued support of athletics at LaBelle
High School.

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(863) 675-2441
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purchase a sponsorship ad in the CB's new
Cowboy Football page. Call Dale, Shawn or
Barbara at 675 2541 for information.

Volunteer football coaches
Football coaches needed at LaBelle High
School. Please contact Coach Bennett at
(863)673-1688, or at hlbennettpls@yahoo.

Trap and skeet beginning
The Caloosa Sports Shooters, Inc., will
begin skeet and trap shooting Thursday,
Sept. 3, from 6-9 p.m. at the Sheriff's Gun
Range, 700 Whitt Road (first road east of
Hendry Isles Blvd. on SR 80). for more infor-
mation call Dave Alexander at 239-340-1575
or 675-0500.

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Male, Declawed. Black
& White.(863)673-4006
Join all the people who
say, "I sold it in the
week old kittens.

The Dance Company
offering classes in ballet,
jazz, tap and hip-hop
540 Ist Ave Unit 100
located behind UPS Store

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attic, basement and/or
garage? Advertise your
yard sale in the classi-
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Chiller Experience a Plus
Valid Drivers License & Tools Required
Some Travel Required
(863) 675-0044


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plications for Experienced
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war Ave. LaBelle, FL
33935. EOE/DFWP
VPK Teacher Exp.
required. FT position.
Fax resume to
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call 239-229-1633

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most successful sales-
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clean & feed on animal
farm. Must speak English
& be able to work Sat.
& Sun. Lv. msg. at
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in the dassifieds
needed for 5 yr old
twins, weekdays/over-
night, take to school
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background check.
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to grow specialty
vegetables. Guaranteed
price. (610)914-6484

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excellent cond $1500.
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Alfalfa hay 50 lb bale
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LARGE 1 BR furn. apt.
on Hall St. S., LaBelle. 5
mins, from shop., banks
& Courthouse. Inclds all
utils, W/D, Direct TV.
$700/mo. 239-370-8532

CLEWISTON 2br, 1ba,
new appls, W/D, new CA,
partially furn., nice yard,
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environ., Ref's req.
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fenced acres, 2300 sq.
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Call 770-856-2480
LARGE 4 bd, 2 bath
home in LaBelle city
limits. $1000/mo + 1
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Remodeled, Small 2BR,
1BA, 231 College St., in
LaBelle. $500 mo. +
$200 sec. dep.

Office Bldg, Shop
and Parking
(Out of City Limits)
Phone: 863-675-2648

SF, Strip Center, Add'l
space avail, 1 mi N of
bridge on Hwy 29, La-
Belle. Reduced to

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5775 SR 80 LaBelle, FL
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8'x10' $53.5010'x10'
$58.85; 8'x25'$96.30;
24 hr access $25
returnable ke deposit.

3BR/2BA, huge LR, DR,
Den, Fla. room, util.
w/wd, boathouse, dock,
ramp, carport, garage,
$900 me. (970)728-8011

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AC, Ig deck, oak trees,
$140/wk. $340 to move
in. Call (863)673-5704

14 Caloosa Belle September 3, 2009

RFQ. No: 2009-35
OPENING DATE: Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Hendry County is seeking engineering firms interested in providing profs-
sional services in connection with the design of CR 833 from the Big Cy-
prss Reservation to 4 miles North and CR 833 Curve at the intersection of
CR 833 and CR 846 in Hendry County. Must have expertise in construction
design for Roadway Improvements. Proposers shall have all services
available inhouse or may propose multiple firms, which have joined to
gether to provide the various required disciplinary services in order to offer
a complete submission. Individuals and rms properly registered in the
State of Florida are encouraged to submit their qualification for considera
ion. All submis(see Section IV, Submissions Requirements) received in
response to this RF will be reviewed by a County Evaluation Committee.
n order to be considered, submittals must be received by the Board of
County Commissioners at the C. E. Hall Building (Clerk's Office) in the
Hendry County Courthouse Complex, 25 E, Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle
Florida by 2:00 p.m., September 23, 2009, at which time all responses to
this request will be recorded in the presence of one or more witnesses
A copy of the Instructions and RFQ Documents can be obtained from the
Hendry County Engineering Office, located at 99 E Cowboy Way, LaBelle,
FL (for pick up), Post Office Box 2340, LaBelle, FL 33975 (mailing address)
or bycalling (863) 675 5222. Instructions and RFQ documents will be
emailed upon request; however, Hendry County will not guarantee the ac-
curacy or completeness of documents sent via email
The solicitation does not commit Hendry County to award any contracts, to
pay any coats incurred in the preparation of a response to this RFO, or to
contract for any services. The County reserves the right to reject any or all
submials received as a result of this solicitation or to cancel in part or in
its entirety this RFQ if it is in the best interest of the County to do so.
Hendry County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and actively seeks
Minority and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise participation.
Board of County Commissioners
Janet B. Taylor
332048 C/CN 9/3,10,17/09

RFQ. No: 2009-36
OPENING DATE: Wedneday, September 23, 2009
Hendry County is seeking engineering firms interested in providing profes
sional services in connection with the design of CR 78 from Old CR 78 to
Slaughterhouse Curve (approximately 2.3 miles) in Hendry County, Florida.
Must have expertise in construction design for Roadway Improvements.
Proposner shal have all services available in-house or may propose multiple
firms, which have joined together to provide the various required discipli-
nary services in order to offer a complete submission. Individuals and
irs proerly registered in the State of Florida are encouraged to submit
their qualifications for consideration. All submittals (see Section IV, Sub-
missions Requirements) received in response to this RFQ will be reviewed
y a County Evaluation Committee. In order to be considered, submittals
must be received by the Board of County Commissioners at the C. E. Hall
Building (Clerk's Office) in the Hendry County Courthouse Complex, 25 E.
Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle Florida by 2:00 p.m., September 23, 209, at
which time all responses to this request will be recorded in the presence of
one or more witnesses.
A copy of the Instructions and RFQ Documents can be obtained from the
Hendry County Engineering Office located at 99 E Cowboy Way, LaBelle
FL (for pick up), Rost Office Box 240, LaBelle, FL 33975 (mailing address
of by calling (863) 675 5222 Instructions and RFQ documents will be
emailed upon request; however, Hendry County will not guarantee the ac
curacy or completeness of documents sent via email
The solicitation does not commit Hendry County to award any contracts, to
pay any costs incurred in the preparation of a response to this RFQ, or to
contract for any services. The County reserves the right to reect any or all
submittals received as a result of this solicitation, or to cance in part or in
its entirety this RFQ, if it is in the best interest of the County to do so
Hendry County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and actively seeks
Minority and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise participation.
Board of County Commissioners
Janet B. Taylor
332042 CB/CN 9/3,10,17/09

A/C, Oak trees,
$150/wk, $200 dep.
Call (863)673-5704
3 mi S of river. Dbl. wide.
3br/2ba.1.5 acres.
$875 mo. + $875 dep.
(305)872-4042 or

Mobile 2/2 on 4.5 acres
$650 mo., 3/2 mobile
$800 mo, 4/2 house
$750 239-693-0305

Near LaBelle, 2br, 1V/2
bath on 2.5 ac $99-
$105 wk, good credit
req. (863)675-0218

ON G ROAD- 3br, 2ba,
W/D refrig, Ig pole barn,
1/2 ac lot, $700/mo $500
dep. Must have ref's.

Mobile Home Angels

LABELLE 3br, 2ba, like
new on large improved
lot. Owner financing with
10% down,
(863)675-8010 or

The Port LaBelle Community Devel
opment District Board of Supervisrs
will conduct a Public Hearing and
meeting of the Board of Supervisors
on Thursday, September 10, 20W9,
at 5:05 PM., at the District Office,
3393 Dellwood Terrace, Port LaBelle,
The purpose of this meeting is to ap-
prove the proposed budget and con-
duct routine business.
This meeting is open to the public.
Scott Wegscheid
331879 CB/CGS 9/3/09

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The rea Housing Commission of
Clewiston, LaBelle and hendry
County will hold the Regular
Monthly Meeting on Thursday,
September 3, 2009 at 5:00 P.. at
The Greentree South Community
Center at LaBelle, Florida, Hendry
The purpose of the meeting is to
conduct the general business and
consider any other matter that
may be brought before the Hous-
ing Commission. Any person or
persons wishing to appeal any de
vision made at such meeng must
ensure that a verbatim record is
made upon which the appeal is to
be based
The meeting will include any busi-
ness before the Hendry County
Non Profit Housing Inc
331985 CBICN 913/0

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About Animal Rabies

(Fort Denaud Bridge Replacement)
Project Development & Environment Study !!

Date: Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Time: 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Location: LaBelle Civic Center
481 Highway 80 West (Behind City Hall)
LaBelle, Florida
Hendry County has scheduled a Public Information Workshop for the
proposed New River Crossing bridge project. A study is currently being
conducted by Hendry County to determine the type, location, and design of a
new bridge across the Caloosahatchee River, locally known as the
Okeechobee Waterway, connecting SR 80 and CR 78 in northwestern
Hendry County. Six alternatives are proposed: East Alternatives 1, 2, and 3
and West Alternatives 1, 2, and 3.
The Public Information
Workshop will provide
interested citizens the
opportunity to see the .
concept plans, to ask
questions, and express
their views concerning the
design, location, and any j
potential environmental
impacts associated with the
proposed new bridge
and approach roadways. ..

The workshop will be an A teabia
open-house format so the public may arrive at any time between 5:30 pm and
7:30 pm. Aeral photographs, conceptual plans, and other project-related
information will be on display. County staff will be available to answer
questions and discuss the project. Please note that this is not a Public
Hearing. A formal Public Hearing will be held at the Hendry County Board of
County Commissioners meeting on Tuesday, October 27, 2009.
Project documents will be available for public review from September 10,
2009 until November 6, 2009 at the Barron Library, 461 N. Main Street,
LaBelle. Hours of operation are Monday-Friday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm,
and Saturday from 10:00am to 1:00 pm. The documents will also be
available for review at the Hendry County Engineering Office located at 99
East Cowboy Way, LaBelle, Monday-Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.
In accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and other
non-discrimination laws, public participation is solicited without regard to race,
color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, or family status. Persons
who require special accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities
Act or persons who require translation service (free of charge) should contact
Bonnie Hanshaw at (863) 675-5222 at least seven (7) working days prior to
the workshop.
Any questions regarding the project should be directed to Shane Parker, PE,
Project Manager, at (863)675-5222, by email to, or
by writing to the Hendry County Engineering Department, P.O. Box 1607,
LaBelle, Florida 33975.

How is it spread?
When an animal is sick with
rabies, the virus is shed in the
saliva and can be passed to an
other animal or a person, usually
through a bite. Transmission may
also occur if this saliva or the ani-
mal's nervous tissue enters open
wounds, the mouth, nose or eyes
of another animal or person.

What do rabid

animals look like?
Animals with rabies may
show strange behavior -- they
can be aggressive, attacking
for no apparent reason, or act
very tame (especially wild ani-
mals). They may not be able to
eat, drink or swallow. They may
drool because they cannot swal-
low their saliva. They may stag-
ger or become paralyzed. Even
tually they will die.

What do I do if an

animal bites me?
Immediately scrub the
wound with lots of soap and
running water for five to ten
Try to get a complete de
scription of the animal and de-
termine where it is so that it can
be picked up by animal control
staff for quarantine or rabies
Go to your family doctor or
the nearest emergency room.
Call your county health de-
partment or animal control agen-
cy with your description and lo-
cation of the animal. The animal
will either be quarantined for ten
days (if it is a dog, cat or ferret)
or be tested for rabies.
If you kill the animal, be
careful not to damage the head,
and avoid further contact with
the animal even when it is dead.

How do I protect

myself, my family and

my pets from rabies?
Have your veterinarian vac-
cinate all of your dogs, cats, fer
rets and horses against rabies,
and make sure you follow your
veterinarian's instructions for re-
Avoid contact with wild or
stray animals.
Never feed wild or stray
animals -- avoid attracting them
with outdoor food sources (like
uncovered trash). Feed your pets
Do not allow your pets to
run free. Follow leash laws by
keeping pets and livestock se-
cured on your property.
Support animal control in
your community. If your animal

is attacked by a wild, stray or
unvaccinated animal, DO NOT
examine your pet for injuries
without wearing gloves. Wash
your pet with soap and water to
remove saliva from the attacking
animal. Do not let your animal
come into contact with other
animals or people until the situa-
tion can be dealt with by animal
control or county health depart-
ment staff.

Rabies in Florida
In 2005, there were 201 con
firmed cases of animal rabies
reported in Florida compared
to 205 in 2004, and 188 cases
reported during 2003. Rabid ani-
mals were identified in 38 coun-
ties in 2005, and eight counties
reported 10 or more cases. The
majority of cases were among
wild animals, especially rac-
coons, foxes and bats Rabid
bobcats, skunks and an otter
were also recorded. Since 1988,
the number of rabies cases in
cats continues to outnumber
dogs. In 2005, 26 rabid cats and
5 rabid dogs were reported. No
beavers, cattle or horses were
found rabid this year. The urban/
suburban epizootics of raccoon
rabies that spill over into foxes,
bobcats, otters, feral cats, dogs
and horses present unique con-
trol problems for local authori-
ties. Recommended guidelines
for management of animals
that expose humans or other
animals, submission of animal
heads for laboratory testing and
quarantine procedures are pub-
lished in DOH Guidelines for
Rabies Prevention and Control
in Florida and a National Rabies

Recommendations for the
prevention and treatment of ra-
bies published by the CDC6 are
endorsed by the Florida Depart
ment of Health (DOH). After im-
mediate cleansing of a wound
following exposure, post-expo-
sure treatment consists of a hu-
man rabies immune globulin
(HRIG) series in conjunction
with Human Diploid Cell Vac-
cine (HDCV Imovax),
Diploid Fetal Rhesus-Lung Cell
Vaccine (RAV Michigan Depart-
ment of Public Health), or Chick
Embryo Cell Vaccine (PCEC, Ra
bAvert). Persons in occupations
at risk for exposure are encour-
aged to have pre-exposure pro-
phylaxis with HDCV or PECE
with scheduled boosters. HRIG,
HDCV and PCEC may be ob
tained through all DOH County
Public Health Departments and
most major hospitals.
Prepared by Lisa Conti, DVM, MPH
Florida Department of Health

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16 Caloosa Belle September 3, 2009

Cowboys prep for season

by Patty Brant
Caloosa Belle
"This wasn't the start we wanted," Cow-
boy Coach Hal Bennett said after the Kick-
off Classic August 28. The Cowboys fell to a
strong Immokalee Indians team, 35-6.
Regardless, Coach Bennett sees the po-
tential in his team. "This is a better group
of kids as far as handling adversity is con-
cerned," he commented on this team, "They
fought the whole game against a good foot-
ball team. They never gave up."
The Indians were a lot quicker than the
Cowboys had expected.
The Cowboys began the game with a
disadvantage as main quarterback Taylor
Jordan was sidelined with an ear problem.
Back up quarterback Jordan Phillips stepped
up and Coach Bennett was pleased with his
performance, saying he never eased off and
did very well during about two quarters.
Then lightning struck again, and Phillips
had to be taken to the hospital suffering a
condition like whiplash after a hit. He is ex
pected to be back in action soon.
So, the coaches brought in David Miller
as relief for Jordan. They found him to be a
"solid #3" at quarterback.
The Cowboys only score came on a 66-
yard run by junior running back Chris Garcia
in the second quarter.
Coach Bennett said his boys had a few
mental letdowns and on Sunday the coach-
es laid out a plan for change, moving some
positions this week. After all, preseason

games are to let the coaches know where
their team is. They are an evaluation tool.
This week coaches have been shuffling
some positions in the offensive line. "We're
trying to get the right group of linebackers to
work together," Coach Bennett stated.
The coaches are also busy trying to figure
out the quarterback position. Each of the
three young men brings different strengths
to the position. Coach Bennett said Taylor
Jordan is more physical, but Jordan Phil
lips is more elusive. David Miller runs hard
even though he's small and he picks things
up quickly. He carries out fakes, reads the
ground game well, and "has a throwing
arm like we haven't seen around here in a
The coach said the defensive line is look-
ing pretty good but they'll be rotating some
Linebackers Dale Thompson and Arman-
do Ayala earned Coach Bennett's attention.
He is confident the defense will come
around, but said they need to tackle.
He said the special teams seem to be
okay but need some work.
This Friday the Cowboys travel to Cardi
nal Mooney. Mooney is not the same team
as last year, coach said adding, "We can give
them trouble." He pointed out that Mooney
is a young team this year. "Beatable," Coach
Bennett said, "not like last year. The Cow-
boys will face a very different challenge this

The Cowboys get ready for the snap.

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