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Vol. 87 No. 35

At a Glance

Chamber banquet
The Greater LaBelle Chamber of
Commerce is proud to announce
its 37th Annual Banquet on Octo-
ber 5, at the LaBelle Civic Center.
This year's event will be a little
different with the fact that Clubs
and Organizations will be able to
set up a table for the evening 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 it all to
our community. The person whom
you believe to be the one behind
the scenes or in the lead to do the
right thing. This honor will be pre-
sented to the special person at our
Annual Banquet. Please send your
letters to P. O. Box 456 LaBelle, Fl.
33975, or drop by the office Mon-
day-Friday 9 to 5.
This year the speaker will be Dr.
Kenneth 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 Thurs-
day and Friday have changed to
Wednesday pickup for all pilot pro-
gram curbside recycling beginning
September 2. If you have any ques-
tions please call 863-675-5252.
See Page 4 for information about
how to contact the newspaper
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Thursday, September 10, 2009

Education: College experience

Students enjoy new campus

LaBELLE The halls at 1092
E. Cowboy Way bustle with ac-
tivity and excitement as the new
Hendry/Glades Center of Edison
State College offers more of the
collegiate environment than ever
The fall semester at the new
center began Aug. 24, and stu-
dents instantly took to the new
20,000-square foot facility. With
a student lounge, Academic
Success Center, computer labs,
classrooms loaded with instruc
tional technology and much
more, the new center has taken
higher education to new heights
in Hendry and Glades counties.
"Things are going great; I
think it feels more like a college Special to the Caloosa Belle
The new Edison State College Hendry/Glades Campus was
See Campus Page 2 an instant success when it opened for classes last month.

Economy bites humane society

by Nena Bolan
Glades County Democrat
GLADES/HENDRY -- The Caloosa Humane So-
ciety has served Glades and Hendry Counties for
eight years. The society helps homeless animals and
provides veterinary care at reduced costs to family
pets. Suzanne Bonnell, executive director, explains
that your local non profit humane society is not fi-
nancially supported by the American Society for the
Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, nor the Humane
Society of the United States, nor local government.
The society helps homeless pets and livestock
that are in serious trouble, and strives to find per-
manent homes for them. Affordable spaying and
neutering services, and other veterinary care are
provided. Local people who have used their ser-
vices and visited the LaBelle facility understand the
professional and sincere work of volunteers.
"We know that times are tough right now and
to be honest with you, we are feeling it, too," said
Ms. Bonnell.
The Caloosa Humane Society is totally depen-

dent on the generosity and kindness of local peo-
ple, according to volunteers. Supplies and food are
needed right now. The society hopes that support-
ers will pick up an extra item when they are at the

See Animals Page 2

INI/Nena Bolan
Boo Kitty received reduced cost spay service
and vaccinations after she was rescued two
years ago.

500 Plus tax


works on

lower taxes
The Hendry County Board of
County Commissioners met on
September 3, to tentatively adopt
the fiscal year 2009-2010 budget.
The Commissioners had been
looking for a 9.75 percent decrease
in the budget across the board from
both the general fund and from the
constitutional officers to account
for the 9.75 percent reduction in
property values county wide. The
commissioners also wanted for
taxpayers to get the tax cut to
which they're entitled in these dif-
ficult economic times. The tenta-
See Taxes Page 2


theme for

SCF 2010
The next Swamp Cabbage Fes-
tival meeting will be Monday, Sept.
14, in the LaBelle City Hall Com-
mission Room at 6:30 p.m. At this
time the community will choose a
theme for the 2010 festival. If you
would like to submit a theme or
theme and poster please do so by
5 p.m. on the 14th to the Chamber
of Commerce. You may also bring
them to the meeting.
If you choose to submit a theme
and poster, the following criteria
must be followed:
1. The poster must be 16x20
See Theme Page 2



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2 Caloosa Belle September 10, 2009

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tive budget is $76,077,313.00, down from
the last fiscal year budget of $87 million and
the previous fiscal year of $95 million.
Employees will be taking on a greater
share of the costs for their insurance ben-
efits to help cut costs. The employees will
have an opportunity to choose to keep their
current benefit level at an additional out of
pocket expense, dependent upon the type
of coverage chosen.
The commissioners conveyed their ap-
preciation for the excellent job staff did in
restoring the $2.7 million the commission-

Continued From Page 1
store and drop it by the facility in LaBelle in
west Hendry County.
Every day the society uses 6-10 cans of
cat food, 3 cans of dog food, 20-40 pounds
of kitty litter, 2 gallons of bleach, 1/2 gallon
of Simple Green, Dawn dish soap, 1/2 box of
laundry detergent, 4 kitchen garbage bags,
2 large garbage bags, 2 rolls of paper towels
and toilet tissue, 1/2 pack of copy paper, and
20 newspapers used for cage and litter box
liners. They daily use 1-20 cat vaccinations,
1-20 dog vaccinations, and 1-20 doses of
worm medicine. Donations are tax deduct-
ible and new volunteers are welcome.
The Caloosa Humane Society accepts
animals that have been released by the own-
ers. It does not accept stray animals directly.
First, a stray must be picked up by the local
animal control agency. Then, if the animal's
owners are not found, it may be transferred
to the society for adoption.
Upcoming events to benefit the society

ers borrowed from the Disaster Relief fund
used to balance the FY 2008-2009 budget.
The tentative 2009-2010 budget will also
be balanced by temporarily borrowing
$367,481 from the Disaster Relief fund. Staff
will be working throughout the next fiscal
year to make it whole as was done in the
current fiscal year.
The second public hearing on the pro-
posed 2010 budget is scheduled for Septem-
ber 22 at 5:15 p.m. in the Hendry County
Courthouse in LaBelle. For further informa
tion please call 863-675-5264.

include a huge yard sale, September 12, lo-
cated at the LaBelle Auction Co., 390 Bridge
Street, near the base of the bridge on SR 29.
A yard sale is held monthly.
A big social event called Caloosa Hu-
mane Society 3rd Annual Gala will be held
Oct. 17, at the historic Captain Hendry
House in LaBelle. This is an opportunity for
much needed funding. Caloosa Humane
Society provides services for adoption, re-
duced prices for spay/neuter clinic, lost and
found, vaccinations and owner surrender.
For more information go to www.dogn- or
caloosahumanesociety. Caloosa Humane
Society, Inc. can be contacted at 863-675-
0997. The physical street address is 1200
Pratt Blvd. off of Cowboy Way in LaBelle.
Their mailing address is P.O. Box 2337, La-
Belle, FL 33975.
Staff writer Nena Bolan can be reached at nen-


Maj. H.L. "Hank" Mills was a World War
II Ace who first went to war flying with the
American Eagle Squadrons in the Royal Air
Force. Once the United States entered the
war, Maj. Mills and other American pilots
were transferred into the US Army Air Corps
4th Fighter Group. Maj. Mills passed away
several years ago. He was a resident of La-
Belle in his final years.

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In a story published in the Caloosa Belle
on May 25, 2006, Maj. Mills was accidentally
"credited" with shooting down an American
plane. This point in the story was obviously
inaccurate and we regret the error. Still, the
basis of the story remains undeniable. Maj.
Mills was a true American hero to whom his
generation and those of the future owe an
incalculable debt.

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Immokalee will be having a Celebration of Cultures
festival on Friday Sept. 18th 6-12 pm, Saturday,
Sept. 19th 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 or call 239.252.2313
he event is being sponsored in part by the Immokalee Community Redevel
opment Agency, Redlnds Christian Migrant Association, Collier County
Parks and Recreation, and Glades Media and is funded in part by the Collier
County Toudst Development Tax

Continued From Page 1

2. If you choose to use computer gener- mittee and the committee reserves the right
ated artwork, a copy of the disk must ac- to make changes as necessary.
company the poster in case changes must If you are attending the meetings as a
be made. representative from a non-profit organiza
3. Remember if your theme or artwork is tion you must have a letter from that organi-
chosen it becomes the property of the cor- zation to be allowed to vote.

Continued From Page 1

campus," Student Services Coordinator
Brooke Bruhn said. "Students seem to really
enjoy the new center, whether they're utiliz
ing all the new technology available or just
relaxing in the student lounge. There are a
lot of extra smiles around here."
The new center's unduplicated head-
count, 470, is up one student from this time
last year. But the hall traffic and classroom
activity is up significantly as the fulltime en-
rollment numbers are up 7 percent.
"We pretty much have the same num
ber of students but they're enrolled in more
classes," Bruhn said. "That's one of the
many benefits to the new center; we now
have the ability to serve more students and
offer a greater variety of courses with more
flexible scheduling."
Bruhn said the biggest advantage she's
noticed early on is the greater focus on stu-
dent services. Whether its general student
involvement, professional tutoring or edu-

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cational workshops the new center offers
considerably more to the students.
"Edison State College takes tremendous
pride in serving the community through its
educational offerings," said Charlotte Cam-
pus President Dr. Patricia Land, who over-
sees the Hendry/Glades Center. "The people
of Hendry and Glades counties have been
great throughout this entire process and de-
serve nothing but the best. This new center
would not have been possible without their
Students can still enroll in courses for the
B term through Oct. 17 with classes sched-
uled to begin Oct. 19. Those interested can
visit the new Hendry/Glades Center at 1092
E. Cowboy Way or visit the Web site at
For more information please visit www. or contact public infor-
mation specialist Eric McKinney at 941-637

September 10, 2009 Caloosa Belle 3

VA clinic project will serve area veterans Community Briefs

by Nena Bolan
Glades County Democrat

clinic project continues on track for the
202,000 veterans in south Florida. There
are small clinics in the area, including one
in Fort Myers, which will be replaced by
the Cape Coral Veterans Clinic, according
to Veterans Affairs. There is a VA Medical
Center in West Palm Beach and a Bay Pines
VA Medical Center near Tampa, but a new
clinic in Lee County will be more easily ac-

Arrest reports

Pedro Jaimes, 40, was arrested on a war
rant for contempt of court violation of an in-
junction domestic violence and aggravated
assault with a deadly weapon without intent
to kill. The original incident took place on
July 1. Deputy L. Preece was arresting offi
Robert Lamar Wilson, 16, was arrested
and charged with lewd and lascivious be-
havior offender is under 18 years of age vic-
tim is under 16 years of age. Inv. F. Herrera
was arresting officer.
Charles Henry Smith, 38, was arrested
Sept. 1 and charged on a warrant with VOP:
felony or community control. Deputy H.
Bledsoe was arresting officer.
Arthur Ray Harris, 48, was arrested Sept.
1 and charged on a warrant as a fugitive
from justice Lee County. Deputy N. Kirk was
arresting officer.
Thomas Bert Wilson, 31, was arrested
Sept. 6 and charged on a warrant with con-
tempt of court. Sgt. Reed was arresting of
Marina Marinez, 22, was arrested Sept. 6
and charged on a warrant with VOP: felony
or community control. Deputy T. Shaw was
arresting officer.
Rodolfo Nieto Galeano, 63, was arrest
ed Sept. 6 and charged on a warrant with
a non-moving traffic violation driving with
a suspended license third or subsequent.
Deputy H. Bledsoe was arresting officer.
Jordan Dwayne Whidden, 21, was ar-
rested Sept. 6 and charged with VOP: felony
or community control. Deputy R. Perian was
arresting officer.

cessible to veterans in southwest Florida.
The approximately $1.3 million con-
struction project will sit on 30 acres in Cape
Coral, Lee County, at the intersection of
Diplomat Parkway and Corbett Road. Over
224,000 square feet is planned for the proj-
ect, which is three times larger than the cur-
rent Fort Myers clinic. Construction solicita-
tion bids are in progress and the VA may
award a contract in the fall of 2009.
According to the VA, the new facility
will be a comprehensive, multi-disciplinary
specialty care and outpatient clinic which

Felix Tiburcio, 31, was arrested Sept. 5
and charged with burglary of an unoccupied
conveyance unarmed. Deputy C. Buchhofer
was arresting officer.
Charles Jawaan Gasper, 24, was arrested
Sept. 4 and charged with sexual assault, vic-
tim is 16 or 17 years old.
James Lee Brown, 53, was arrested Sept.
4 and charged on a warrant as a fugitive from
justice from Palm Beach County. Deputy H.
Bledsoe was arresting officer.
Tomas Quintanilla, 20, was arrested Sept.
4 and charged on awarrant with VOP: felony
or community control. Deputy R. Shepherd
was arresting officer.
Joseph Allen Malphus, 20, was arrested
Sept. 4 and charged on a warrant as a fu-
gitive from justice Glades County. Inv. M.
McVey was arresting officer.
Tommy Young, 43, was arrested Sept. 4
and charged in a warrant with FTA: felony
offense. Deputy M. Quails was arresting of

James R. Balentine Jr., 21, was arrested
Sept. 3 and charged on a warrant as a fu-
gitive from justice. SPD Officer Lisa Bennis
was arresting officer.
Martin Cavazos, 44, was arrested Sept. 3
and charged on a warrant as a fugitive from
justice. SPD Officer Charles Dachton was ar-
resting officer.
Abelina Moss, 33, was arrested Sept. 3
and charged on a warrant with damage
property: criminal mischief felony $1,000 or
more. Deputy G. Elver was arresting officer.
Mary Lou Cypress, 50, was arrested Sept.

offers primary care, mental health care,
diagnostic radiology, laboratory, audiology,
cardiac non invasive diagnostics, urology,
gastroenterology, orthopedics, ophthalmol-
ogy, dermatology, minor surgery, cat scan,
MRI, fluoroscopy, ultrasound, nuclear medi-
cine, mammography and vascular Doppler
Officials hope the state of the art facil
ity will better serve veterans in southwest
Staff writer Nena Bolan can be reached at nen-

3 and charged on two warrants as a fugi
tive from justice from Hendry and Broward
counties. SPD officer Lisa Bennis was arrest-
ing officer.
Gregory Bruce Miskowski, 33, was arrest-
ed Sept. 2 and charged with aggravated as-
sault with a deadly weapon with no intent to
kill and battery causing bodily harm. Deputy
S. Bell was arresting officer.
Melissa Garrett Pullen, 36, was arrested
Sept. 5 and charged with drug possession
marijuana over 20 grams or a controlled
substance without prescription and mari-
juana possession under 20 grams. Deputy J.
Taylor was arresting officer.
Johnny David Ford, 45, was arrested Sept.
4 and charged with criminal mischief dam-
age property $200-$1,000, burglary of an oc-
cupied dwelling unarmed and resisting an
officer obstruction without violence and, in
a separate incident, aggravated battery with
a deadly weapon. Deputy J. Poole was ar
resting officer.
Sandra Shuntae Wright, 23, was arrested
Sept. 5 and charged with contempt of court.
Deputy J. Poole was arresting officer.
Frank E. Doce, 31, was arrested Sept. 4
and charged on a warrant with VOP: felony
or community control. Sgt. P. Short was ar-
resting officer.
Michelle Alvarado, 29, was arrested
Sept. 4 and charged on a warrant with DUI
manslaughter second degree, DUI property
damage, DUI second degree, driving with a
suspended license and failing to have motor
vehicle insurance. The arrest goes back to
the Nov. 22, 2008 crash on CR 833 that killed
Juan Carlos Campos Jimenez. Deputy Bon-
nie Weaver was arresting officer.

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 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.

The Hendry County Republican Party
cordially invites you to attend our Monthly Meeting
at LaBelle City Hall
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Guest Speaker: Denise Grimsley
Florida State Representative District 77
Representing Hendry, Glades, Highlands
and part of Collier Counties

Come and enjoy this opportunity
to hear Representative Grimsley
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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 soldier!
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


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down. That's a shame. The food was really
good and it was always a kind of special
place to go for a good time.
Guess it's pretty hard for a restaurant to
stay in business these days.
I know Beef O'Bradys is supposed to be
coming to town wish they'd hurry up!

Temperatures are still in the nineties. Ev

I got my tax estimate recently from the ery afternoon has a thunder shower, and ev-

county. It didn't look too bad, at least if it
ends up the way it looks now it shouldn't be
much different than last year.
I sure hope the commissioners get it
right. My budget can't take too much more.

Needs a restaurant

ery morning we watch the weather channel
for hurricane news, but way in the back of
our minds we need to start thinking about
how to decorate our boats for the LaBelle
Lighted Christmas Boat Parade, as always on
the second Saturday in December, this year
December 12th. Just think about it now,

I see Rodeo Bar and Grill has closed more information as we get closer.

Letters to the Editor

Reckless contamination
Today in the USA we are seriously chal
lenged to come up with some answers and
solutions to some very serious problems
that are posing threats to our very livelihood.
This will involve, to a large degree, thinking
innovatively and being proactive in doing
something about them. We currently have a
foundationally established system in place,
which has been around for too long which
actually takes precious natural resources
and instantly turns them into waste prod-
uct. I'm referring here to junk mail.
When junk mail becomes waste, it also
becomes a part of a waste management is-
sue. Prior to the point of it becoming a waste
product, it additionally taxes other systems
by utilizing energy resources and working
Much of the junk mail, of course, comes
to us in the form of unsolicited advertise-
ments and promotions. I'm personally very
tired of getting three or four credit card ap
provals each week which I have absolutely
no interest in receiving. Most junk mail goes
into the waste can, the same receptacle for
similar rejections by just about everyone
else. For my part, I don't want any unsolic-

Caloosa Belle
Serving LaBelle Since 1922
To Reach Us
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
The Caloosa Belle welcomes submissions from its
readers. Opinions, calendar items, story ideas and
photographs are welcome. Call (863) 675-2541 to
reach our newsroom. The deadline for all news items
is 11 a.m. on Monday prior to the following
Thursday's publication.

ited advertising or promotions.
Sending unregulated, unsolicited junk
mail should be restricted. There could be a
stamp that could be used by legitimate send-
ers to identify requested solicitation or adver-
tising with a marking "solicited or requested
product information," which would make it
permissible to send to those requesting such
materials. If I receive something that I did
not request, I could possibly fill out a com-
plaint form from US Postal Service, which
they could have on hand and fines could be
imposed as a result of the violation follow-
ing reporting.
It is truly unimaginable and beyond the
scope of rationality how much contamina-
tion is being recklessly dumped into our
environment as a result of this unchecked
I have heard it said that if everyone in the
world would consume and transfer to waste
the amount of waste that we generate in
the US, that it would require three planets
the size of Earth just to hold it all. Can you
imagine that our descendents who will oc-
cupy this same space in 150 years, will pos-
sibly look back and ask, "what could those
people possibly have been thinking?"
James Thatcher

To Place a Display Ad
Phone: (863) 675-2541
The deadline for all advertising is 4 p.m. on Friday
for the following Thursday's publication
Billing Department
To Place a Classified Ad
Call 1 -877 353-2424 or to place it from home go to

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Phone: 1-800-282-8586
Visit or email

When the little becomes

big, watch out!

By Les Morgan
Caloosa Baptist Church, LaBelle
It is an amazing to see the impact that
something small can make. A tiny piece of
metal can force a 2,500 pound car to the
side of the road if it is a nail in a tire. A small
amount of plaque on your
teeth can cause a cavity
which can be extremely
painful. Have you ever
known a 200 pound man
with a kidney stone? A
tee-tiny stone will put him
in the hospital with pain
equal to that of a woman
having a baby. Amazing!
Small towns can have Dr. Les
a powerful influence on Morgan
people as well. More people live in small
communities than in large cities across
America for a simple reason -small towns
offer peace, neighbors and a sense of belong-
ing that often are absent in metro-America.
Recently, I read about a family who moved
from a city of 100,000 to a farm just outside
a small town. The lady decided to check in
with the police and fire departments in case
there was ever had an emergency. She dialed
the number listed for the police department
and an employee answered. "Courthouse,"
she said. "May I have the police depart-
ment?" the new-comer asked. "He isn't here
now," was the reply!
An ad for a general store in Loretta, Wis.,
gives its location as: "Across from the phone
Certainly history is replete with people
who were small in stature but large in their
skill of having an effect. For example, Al-
exander Pope, English poet was only 4'6".
Entertainer, Dolly Parton and Queen Victoria
have something in common -both measure
only 5 feet tall. Actress Debbie Reynolds is
just 5'1". Soviet leader Nikita Khrushechev
may have pounded the table with his shoe,
but it was only his 5'3" frame that did it!
President James Madison topped out at only
5'4", as was famous artist Pablo Picasso,
and Ethopian emperor, Haile Selassie. Per-
haps some of the more well-known "smaller
people whose impact was profound would

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be those like Napoleon Bonaparte, Joseph
Stalin and Tutankhamen, (aka King Tut),
who all three were 5'6"
A famous explorer in South America was
once driven back and forced to abandon his
journey by an almost invisible foe. He was
equipped to meet leopards and serpents and
crocodiles. They proved to be no threat, but
he had failed to reckon with the little fellows
-- the million of "chigoes" better known as
"chiggers." They are so tiny that in North
America we call them the "no see-ums."
Someone has composed the following ditty
about these tiny invaders:
Here's to the chigger, the bug that's no
bigger Than the end of a very small pin;
But the itch that he raises simply amazes,
and that's where the rub comes in!
It's true the little can have a huge im
pact, both for the good and the bad.
Today, watch the tiny things which may
spoil your testimony. Remember, "he that is
faithful in that which is least, is faithful also
in much." Be on guard against the "little fox
es"-- that evil thought, that hasty word, that
burst of temper, that snap judgment which
may bring defeat. Put on the whole armor
of God by prayer, Bible study, and spiritual
exercise, and you will be able to ward off
enemies both large and small.
R.G. Lee once quoted a Memphis paper
concerning a mole which tunneled into
the base of a rebuilt levee in Arkansas. The
mole's "underground work" caused the
only break in the levee system during the
high water period that year, resulting in the
crumbling of fifty feet of the Red River levee
system. Randall Broome observes, "Little
things can make a difference in life. As the
mole caused the collapse of the levee, so
does sin in our lives. Sins, even small sins,
left unchecked and unconfessed can cause
the crumbling of the spiritual foundations
necessary to live a victorious Christian life."
Dr. Les Morgan is pastor of Caloosa
Baptist Church in LaBelle, located 200 yards
behind Flora & Ella's on Highway 80.

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School Briefs

LMS news
LMS invites the community to its SAC
Committee meeting Tuesday, September 15,
at 5 p.m. in the LMS front office.
Also, LaBelle Middle School is starting up
a PTO (Parent/Teacher Organization). The
first meeting will be Thursday, September
17, at 5 p.m. in the LMS Library. You could
win a free wash/cut and dry from Sissy's
Place with Stylist Merry Kelly.

It's the best deal in town
LaBelle Rotary Club is hosting a full all-
you-can-eat spaghetti dinner at Country
Oaks Elementary on Thursday, September
10, from 5-7 p.m. Dinner will be in the COE
cafeteria at 2052 NW Eucalyptus Blvd. Take
out is available. Tickets are $5 for adults and
$4 for children under 12.

COE plans open house
Country Oaks Elementary is hosting its
first Open House on Thursday, September
19, from 5-7 p.m. Students and families are
welcome to visit the classrooms. The book
fair will also be open in the library. Please
stop by and look at the great selection.

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

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 information.
There is also time to register for computer
and sub class. Please call 674-4118 for more

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-
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,

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.

Breakfast at school
Hendry County Schools offer breakfast
at no charge to all of their students, every
school day. Breakfast times may vary from
school to school, so check with your child's
school office for the time schedule. Break-
fast is the most important meal and needs
to be a part if your child's educational day.
The National School Breakfast Program was
enacted to ensure that school children are
being served a nutritious breakfast daily.
Studies have proven that higher academic
and social achievement occur when break
fast is consumed. Make sure that your child
starts off his day right with breakfast at Hen-
dry County Schools.

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-
ganization. Phone interviews can be made
any time and place that is convenient for the
interviewer. Some training is required and
will be provided by the organization.
It is preferred that the potential volunteer
interviewer have a background in either hu-
man resources, social work, education, child
and family services or law enforcement. For
more information, please contact Amanda
Jacob, director of volunteer management, at
239-561-1800 ext. 406 or at amandaj@gsgcf.

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6 Caloosa Belle September 10, 2009


Edward Jedrykowski, 91
LABELLE Edward Jedrykowski, age 91, of
LaBelle, passed away Sept. 7, 2009, in LaBelle.
He was born Nov. 7, 1917,
in Chicopee, Mass., to the

World War II. Edward was a
resident of LaBelle since
He was owner-operator of
an orange grove
in LaBelle. He was a great fan
of playing cards. Edward was a member of the
Elks Lodge and Lehigh Senior Center
Survivors include his wife, Olga (Lill) Jedry-
kowski; son, Ronald Edward Jedrykowski;
daughters, Sandra Lee J. Hawkins and Elaine
Jedrykowski Nelson; and grandchildren, Sherry
Lynn Hawkins, Regina Lee Gable, Mark Jedry-
kowski, Lisa Jedrykowski, Phoenix Nelson, Ja
son Jedrykowski, Katie Jedrykowski, Michael
Jedrykowski and Chrissy Boyce; and ten great-
A memorial service will be 2 p.m. Friday, Sept.
11, at Christ The King Lutheran Church in La-
Belle with Pastor Fred Koehler officiating. The
family will receive friends from I to 2 p.m. prior
to services at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be
made to Christ the King Lutheran Church, La-
Cremation Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funer-
al Home LaBelle.
Janet Elizabeth Rowe, 79
LABELLE Janet Elizabeth Rowe, age 79, of
LaBelle, passed away Sept. 6, 2009, in LaBelle.
She was born August 6, 1930 in Buffalo, N.Y.,
to Wortley B. and Ivy (Nicol) Paul.
Janet was a resident of LaBelle for the past 22
years and was a former resident of Horseheads,
N.Y. She was employed for thirty years as a
teacher with Horseheads Central School. Janet
was a member of Carlson Memorial United
Methodist Church, WMU, Alpha Delta Kappa,
Moose Lodge and the American Legion. She
loved writing poetry and working on getting her
writings published.
Survivors include her sister, Barbara Selby and
her husband Richard of Wilmington, and their
sons, Christopher and Timothy.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m., Saturday,
Sept. 12, at Carlson Memorial United Methodist
Church, LaBelle, with Rev. John Bennett officiat-
ing. A viewing will take place one hour before
the service at the church.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to
your favorite charity. Cremation will take place
at Caloosa Crematory in LaBelle.
Cremation Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funer-
al Home LaBelle.
John 'Buddy' King, 83
LABELLE John Francis "Buddy" King, age
83, of LaBelle, passed away Aug. 29, 2009, in La
He was born Feb. 14, 1926,
in Jacksonville, Fla., the son
of the late Acey and Barbara
Buddy served in the U.S.
Navy. He was a welder work-
ing for Florida Power and
Light for 42 and a half years.
He enjoyed fishing, wood carving, and spending

time with his family and friends.
He is survived by his wife, Evelyn (Ladakis)
King; one son, Todd; daughter-in-law, Rhonda;
grandson, Evan King; granddaughter, Chelsea
King; and great-grandson, Maverick King.
Gathering of friends was held Sept. 5, 2009, in
Akin-Davis Funeral Home, 560 E. Hickpochee
Ave., LaBelle.
Joyce Buchanon-Reed, 63
LABELLE Joyce Buchanon-Reed, age 63, of
LaBelle, passed away Sept. 6, 2009, in LaBelle.
She was born Aug. 15, 1946, in Fort Myers, the
daughter of the late George and the late Savan-
nah (Allen) Buchanon Sr. She was a Long Time
Patient Care Technician at Shady Rest Nursing
Home, Fort Myers.
Survivors include her husband, L.C. Reed;
three sons, Willie Ward Jr. of Atlanta, Ga., Mi-
chael (Renee) Ward of West Palm Beach, and
Dexter (Vanessa) Ward of Columbia, S.C.; one
daughter, Tonya Brown of Estero; her brother,
Wright Cade Jr. of Virginia Beach Va.; her sis
ter, Mimia Marie Bell of Newark, N.J.; 25 grand-
children and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be 3 p.m., Saturday, Sept.
12, in Saint Matthews Missionary Baptist
Church, 929 Caloosahatchee Avenue, LaBelle,
where a visitation will be one hour prior. Rever-
end Kenneth C. Holley will officiate.
Cremation Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funer-
al Home LaBelle.
Ralph W Bischel, 62
LABELLE Ralph W Bischel, age 62, of La-
Belle, passed away Sept. 3, 2009, in Fort Myers.
He was born Nov. 19, 1946, in Tampa, son of
the late Helmuth Bischel and the late Norma
Jean (Hollon) Bischel. He served in the Marine
Corps in the Vietnam War. He worked as the
G.I.S. Supervisor for the Hendry County Property
Appraisers Office.
Survivors include his wife, Paula (Porterfield)
Bischel; son, Loren Bischel of LaBelle; brothers,
Helmuth Bischel (Betty) of Pensacola, Harold
Bischel (Anita) of LaBelle; and sister, Lillian
Elizabeth Bischel of Tampa.
Funeral services were held Monday, Sept. 7,
2009, at Church Of God-LaBelle, with Rev. Har-
old Hanks and Rev. Curtis Rhoden officiating.
Interment followed in Fort Denaud Cemetery,
Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home -

Community Briefs

Veterans bricks to be installed
Veterans from the American Legion, VFW
and DAV will add another 66 bricks to the
new memorial across from the Courthouse
in a short ceremony Saturday, Sept. 12, be-
ginning at 9 a.m. The public is welcome.

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. 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 inter-
ested in showing 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 com-
pleted enrollment form on file at the 4-H of-
fice on or before Oct. 1, 2009 or by the initial
weigh-in date, whichever comes first. For
more information 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 meeting
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.

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Teen Court program to begin

The 20th Judicial Circuit Court is launch-
ing a Teen Court program in LaBelle this Fall.
Teen Court is a voluntary diversion pro-
gram from Juvenile Court, which provides a
forum for defendants to explain their involve-
ment in minor criminal offenses.
It is a structured environment in which
the words and actions of defendants who ad
mit to their wrongful acts are evaluated and
judged by a jury of their peers.
Teen Court provides an opportunity for
defendants to accept responsibility for their
actions by fulfilling the jury's sentence of
community service hours, future jury duty
assignments or other case-specific sanctions
which are designed to be constructive and

Teen Court sessions will be held on the
third Tuesdays of the month during Fall and
Spring semesters from 6-8 p.m.
The program is seeking high school teen
volunteers to serve as attorneys, clerks, bai-
liffs and jurors.
Please call 863-612-4720 for more infor-

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Caloosa Belle/Patty Brant
Celebration time
The girls at Double Image Salon are celebrating their first anniversary this week.
From Sept. 14-16 they invite you to stop by and help them celebrate with cup-
cakes and refreshments, gift bags for the first 25 people and drawings of 5,
10 and 15 percent off (excluding waxing). Double Image is located at 505 W.
Hickpoochee Ave. #800. Call 675-4940. Pictured from top: Antonia P Cervantes,
Gaby Castro and Adriana Castro.

Attorney teams up with

Guardian Ad Litem program

Miguel D. Kunkel has recently joined the
Hendry County Guardian ad Litem Program
as a Program Attorney. Mr. Kunkel graduat-
ed Cum Laude from the University of Miami
School of Law and was formerly an attorney
for the Department of Children and Families
in the 11th Judicial Court Circuit (Miami-
"Having two small children myself, I
definitely enjoy supporting volunteers and
abused children through my work at the
Guardian ad Litem Program. We're hoping
to get more Hendry County volunteers, as
many abused children are still not represent-
ed. I'm very pleased to be part of the legal
support team."
Angela Boykin has recently been named
the Guardian ad Litem (GAL) Program's Vol-
unteer Supervisor and Recruiter for Hendry
County. Ms. Boykin had been with the GAL
Program in Port Charlotte since 2007. She
holds a Bachelor's Degree in Human Ser-
vices and also has prior experience with the
Department of Corrections.
"I enjoy working with people. When I
started working for the Guardian ad Litem
Program, I realized how just one volunteer
can make such a difference in an abused
child's life. I hope to find many more peo-
ple in the Hendry/Glades area who want to

speak up for a child. I will be here to support
every volunteer."
The Guardian ad Litem Program's goal is
to represent 100 percent of abused children
in Hendry County. Currently, 20 percent of
Hendry's abused children don't have an
advocate. Volunteers are needed urgently.
Training is required. For information about
volunteering, call Angela Boykin at 863-674-

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5775 SR 80 IaBelle, FL
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45 Bridge Street* LaBelle, Fl. 33935
Sports should always be fun.
Charles Mann

1 Seacoast

17 N. Lee St. LaBelle
"Pain is temporary, but
pride lasts forever. "

Caloosa* Belle
PO Box 518 LaBelle
863-675-2541 mabelle
Play well this
year Cowboys!

560 E Hickpoochee Ave
LaBelle, FL 33935

Good luck this season!

10 Caloosa Belle September 10, 2009

Church Briefs


Pray at the Park
All pastors and churches are invited to
the Pray at the Park event Saturday, Oct. 10,
at 10 a.m. in Barron Park for this community
and nation. For more information please call
Pastor Les Grant LaBelle Revival Center at

Dedicate new education

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 morn
ing worship service is planned for 11 a.m.

followed by the dedication of the new build-
ing at noon. The church will have a covered
dish dinner at 12:45 p.m. and an open house
including refreshments at 2:30 p.m. Please
join us.

Gospel concert to

commemorate 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 by area singers
and musicians are scheduled. Admission is
free, though a love offering will be accepted.




Real Estate Corps

* Cozy 2/1 in Port LaBelle Completely
redone form top to bottom. Have to see!

* 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.
* Corporaed owned! Georgous, needs a lit-
de TIC, 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 Ranchttes. 2,500 sq. ft of living
area, 2 car garage, wrap around porch and
more. $335,000.
* Corporate o 'iLjviston 4/3 on
.349+/- of i 1 in Ridgeview
Estates SubdFA .Mb.
* 4/2 CBS horlNDERcres outside of
LaBelle. NeedCONIfME il,500.
* 3/2 on oversized corner lot in Fort LaBelle.
* Cozy 2/1 in Port LaBelle Completely
redone form top to bottom. Have to see!
SNice 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 Corporatu dOL BS home with
pool on .50+/ M tiin, central vac
uum and much more $73,300
* Corporate Owned' 3/2 2006 CBS home
outside aBelle in very good condition and a
few minutes from schools and shopping.

* Corporate ovwUNDERe 3/2 CBS w/2 car
garage, spliCGNt'MliIf T lots more.
* Corporate owned[ Lehigh Acres, 3/2
w/ceramic tile, spAnMEM 2 car garage
and lots more BSII RACT
* Corporate owe d Lehigh 3/2 CBS with
1.400+/- sq ft IrS I iargarage and
lots more. $49,500.
* Corporate ownedl 42 2005 CBS home
w/wood floors, iL Ilrtops & 2 car
garage. $44,000
* Lehigh Acres ]LS iae near Lee
Blvd. A little TICitikdM l be the per-
fect home. $38,000.
* Corporate r n LaBelle Country
Village. N limetic repairs
$34,900. NA C
* Corporate owned! 2/1 CBS home centrally
located in lehigh Acres. $34,000.
* Great investment potential! 1BI/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 / office, covered porch, and fencing
for horses This one is a steal @ only
* Size will surprise you' 2BR/2B home on
10+/ acres is very well kept. Features a
warm comfortable 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 TIC will bring
this one a long way $30,495.
* Corporate owned! 3/2 south of LaBelle
Needs a little TLC. $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 CorlN fI d'd 125+/- of an
acre Priced td ,fiM 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
cty limits near town. $155,000.
* 2 ac. located in City limits. Zoned
Industrial. $100,000.

For more information contact Larry Woos-
ley at 863-673-0335.

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.

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

45 South Riverview LaBelle, FL
863-675-2718 1-877-675-2718

3Bi12BA HOME w/FlolI NGJ ed work shop. $49,000
Z NDO located in DESIRABLE Golside Village Lehigh Acres Recent
upgrades, screened lanai & golf course vew Amenitics: Tennis &
CommunityPoolw/Spa $69,500
WATERFRONT LOT! H +/- acre lot on protected navigable oxbow w/
direct access to river $139,500
SELLER MOTIVATED! Wooded i ac. riverfront Hwy 78 west $245,000
3BR/2BA WATERFRONT HOME w/125' Caloosahatchee River frontage.
INTRACOASTAL RIVERFRONT HOME plus dockhouse, boat ramp, guest
house, motor home carport & more Located close to Ft. Denaud Bridge.
SPACIOUS 3 BR RIVERFRONT HOME on .53+/- acre, views of
Intracoastal waterway & Ortona ocks. Recently remodeled Permi in place
for new dock. $389,500
TWO BUILDABLE LOTS desirable in town neighborhood. 200+/ ft. on
waterw/60' dock & protect boat harbor No corps setback, build at rivers
edge! Sold together as package! NOW $499,900 OWNER FINANCING
3BR/2BA MANUFACTURED HOME in own. $69,900
o ACRE (6 IOTSl on corner of Hwy 78 & Commanchee 125' x 250'
3BiR2BA HOME! Large Oaks and nicely landscaped $119,900
4BR/2BA HOME Spaciousw/large family room Reducd.$119,900
MULTI FAMILY ZONED PROPERTY w/remodelcd 2/2 "Craker Style"
House on 60 +/ acre $209,000
2BR/2BA MANUFACTURED HOME on 2.5 +/- acres. $95,000
INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY. 20 m/ acres, multi-family Residential lots
facing proposed Helms Road Extenion, just east of the EDISON STATE COL
LEGE, CtRTIS CAMPS 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.
3BR/2BA 2005 MANUFACTURED HOME on 5.9+/ acres, screen patio,
covered front porch, fenced, workshop and detached garage $229,000
12+/. ACRES W/BR/2BA CBS HOME fronting on Hwy 78 West of
LaBelle! $300,000
IBRr2BA HOME on 1,37+/ Acre! Commercial Zoned, Hwy Frontage.
2 POL HOME ON 665 +/ acres in Felda $739,900
ACREAGE ON HWY 29 IN FELDA... 13.3+/- acres zoned A-2,
can be divided Perfect for Agri-Business!
2 +- ACRES IN FEIA fronting on Hwy 29 possible commercial zoning.
INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY! 20 m acres, multifamily residential lots
on proposed Helms Road Et., cast of Edison State Collge/Curtis Campus.
Reduced $85,000
large, beautiful oaks in Desirable, well Established Neighborhood / Paved
Road frontage. $58,520
64 ACRES OF PRIME FERTILE LAND in Felda, less than $8,600/acre.
LOTS AVAILABLE Please call for details

Marilyn Sears icensed Real Estate Broker Sales Associates-Nancy
eddco Margaret Whatley, vonne Doll, Coanelo lar Lopez,
Judy Cross McClure, Emily Figured, Mary Harois,
qr E _,_lJanetPapinaw and ShellyCole EB

$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 V/ Ac, Seller
REDUCED! $119,000 -
3/2 on 2 2 Ac Recent
Updates 1436 Sq Ft.
$150,000 3/2 on 6 Ac,
Marshall Field Rd.
Seller Financing.
$375,000 3/2 on 30 Ac
in Muse, Oaks, Creek, &
Great Pasture.
$69,000 2/2 Great
Starter in Port LaBelle.
$69,000 3/2 in town,
corner lot.
$72,000 3/1 CBS in
$74,000 2/2 in Port
LaBelle, large porch.
$79,900 Newer 3/2,
built in 2005, Short Sale
$79,900 Newer 3/2,
built in 2005, Short Sale.
$110,000 UNDElool in
$129,000 3/2 Modular,
Make Offer.
$157,500 3/2 in Laurel
Oaks, needs TEC, Seller
$169,00l EDElIen on
small clofi l
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+
$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 1 teel
BIdg'S Lh E Heavy

hanRm Lh ait! e ss.
$269,000 State Road
80 Corner '/ Ac, B-l
w/billboard income.

$395,000 4800 Sq. Ft.
Steel Bldg. on fenced I
Ac Industrial, Short
Sale. Approved
$399,000 4.5Ac, 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 zon-
$675,000 5 Ar +/-
Industrial. Will split,
Cleared & Filled, Seller
$55,000 2/2 MH in
River Oaks/Ortona, now
$192,500 Old Ft.
Denaud I Ac.
$199,000 Hidden
Hammock I Ac w/dock.
$249,000 4/3 Iwo Story
on 2 '/vSlcjr ien-
belt along the ver.
$395,000 High
Elevation with long
views, 5 Ac.
$499,000 Eagle Point
IAc Deep Water &
Protected Harbor 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 FtUNDER River,
Belo. 1in- T
$1,55 f, 00 /8 Estate
Home on 5+ Ac, 800 Ft
on the River, Double
Dock, Really Private.
$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
$83,000 6.5 Ac Very
Private, F RD
$100,000 2.5 Ac Hwy
27, Clewiston
$119,000 -4.2 Ac, Muse
$125,000 Ft Denaud
Acres, 8 ac. private loca
$177,000 17 Ac in
Felda area
$220,000 3.8 AC Oak


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

September 10, 2009 Caloosa Belle 11





oovY,UUU d/2
home w/pool on
1.5+ ac. Covered
dock & boat sllp on
246'+/- riverfront.

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
* 10ACRES AI 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

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.
S2.5 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

$165,000 2/2 on 1 $297,500 4/2.5 pool
acre/ fruit trees +3 home in quiet area.
car detached Country living close
garage. Great to town. Short notice
neighborhood to show

863-675-0898 OFC
NIKKI YEAGER, Broker Assoc. PAUL ROSER, Broker
239/564-2005 cell 239/564-2002 cell


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

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

Large families? No problem!
Iwo newer Palm Harbor
homes on 24+ acres. One
4 Bd/3.5 Ba with large
rooms and upgrades
throughout + 30 x 50'
workshop. Home #2 is a
3Bd/2Ba split floor plan.
Both homes are in wonder
ful condition. Bring the
horses & enjoy peaceful
country living! $425,000.
3BR/2BA home on 5 ac. W/
24x40 workkshop in Muse
3BR/2BA w/den on 10 acs,
workshop, pond, additional
homesite $249,900.
2004 Fleetwood M/H on
2.82 acs $145,000.
Furnished 3BR/2BA on 5
acs. Features include large
front porch, wrap around
deck, galvalume roof,
4BR/2BA M/H on fenced
.50 ac. Convenient to town.
3BR/2BA doublewide M/H
on 2.5 +/- ac in Pioneer.
Newer 4 BD/2 BA home on
one fenced acre on a paved
road. The layout perfect
for your large family to

enjoy $99,000.
Immaculate 2BR/2BA home
on .60 ac with fenced back
yard. The 30x40 garage is
any man's dream complete
with pool table, stereo sys-
tem, tv and more,
Completely fenced back-
yard. $82,900.
3BR/2BA on 2.5 acs in
Pioneer $75,000
Development potential 8.2
+/- ac high density future
land use. $975,000.
1.15 +/- acs commercial
property w/Cowboy Way
frontage. $575,000.
Newer 1200 sq. ft. building
on 2.09 acres in a location
with promising growth
Location with a Future! .90
acre in the city limits offer-
ing 200' on SR 80 with B-2
zoning. $289,000.
Business office and addi-
tional site, located one
block offSR 80 $200,000.
.82 acre industrial parcel on
S. Industrial Loop.

Lookingfor a bank
foreclosure list
Come see usl

I 1

$49,900 A GREAT FAMILY HOME built
in 2(07. Good opportunity for the 1st time
buyer or investor. Priced tot sell,

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

$270,999 GREAT HOME located in the
city of labelle Split plan, formal living,for-
mal dinning, family room & dinnetc large
laundry in house plu a large screened porch
to huge pool with heaterand fenced back
yard. #200864250

located in Moore Haven Yacht Club, a 55 &
over community. Easy access to Lake O for
boating & fishing. Owner has recently
upgraded roof w/new metal roofi

TIFUL home on 4.3 ACRES was designed for
the extended famil Super spacious 411/3BA
manufactured home in practically new con-
dition 3,180 sq ft#200921613

$59,900 You have found the country with
the lot this home sits on. Oak tree covered
front yard is just the beginning of this nicely
located home Great metal roof plus a one
car carport. 200926856

$69,500 2 BEDROOM 1 BATH on a
fenced 0.43 acres of beautiful oaks and nice-
ly landscaped corner lot Property has a
detached carport, small entry porch, and a
storage shed #200866041

$129,000 GREAT 3/2/2 HOME with gran-
ite countertops, tray ceiling in master bed-
room, tile flooring, storage shed & roofover
screened patio Located in a quite neighbor-

HOME is for the investor Built in 2003 this
manufacuted home has been well taken
care of #200814034

Cal .6665-20 II

Go To
To see Pictures & Visual Tours of all
Our BO+/- Listings of Homes, Property
and Commercial/Industrial Sites.

* Vcry nice ground floor condo only steps away from
the Port laBelle Marina & The Port l.aclle Inn &
Restaurant, With tile in all living areas, carpet in bed-
rooms, screened lanai, solid surface counter tops,
and much more. Furniture is negotiable! $99,000

* 01D FLORIDA S'YLE HOME,,, on a wooded over
.61 Acre lot in downtown laBelle. Enjoy living by
Barron Park including riverfront, tennis courts, and
lots of great events! HIave a front row seat for the
Swamp Cabbage Festival and community activities!
Walk to downtown foir shopping, banking, or Bahron
Library. Great future development potential as prop-
erty is zoned multi-family and will accommodate up
to nine units. $174,900
a a, am

in 21(12 and beautifully maintained, this 3 bedroo m 2
bath home is situated on a .34 acre lot and is conve
niently and peacefully located within LaBclle's city
limits. Chain linked fenced in back yard is perfect for
pets and children! $185,000

* 6 BANK OWNED RENTAl. UNITS containing a total
of 3,747 sq ft all situated on 19.81 acres of agriculture
al land currently used as a palm tree nursery The
multifamily component of the property consists of 2
buildings. The eastern most building is a 4 unit build-
ing that was partially renovated in 211007 consisting of
3 units that have 2 bedrooms and 1 bath, while the
remaining unit is 1 bedroom and 1 bath unit. The
western building also partially renovated in 2007 has
2 units both of which have 2 bedrooms and 1 bath.
The 2 bedroom units rent for $500/month while the
1 bedroom unit rents for S450/month. In addition
approximately 3/4 of the property is a palm tree nurs
cry with mature trees.
* GREAT RIUIML ACREAGE for your new home or
horses, 2.5+/- acres only about 10 minutes for Lehigh
Acres with shopping and schools. Come take a look!
SAffordable 1.29 acre residential lot in small, pretty
neighborhood of very nice site built & manufactured
homes & well kept properties S/ situated in center
of a peaceful agriculture setting. lot is partially wood
ed with approx. 1/3 of property cleared and ready for
your home. $16,000

CILL 863-675-4500
Sherri Denning Licensed Real Estate Broker
Associates: Emily Ankeney, Tony Barnes,
Paula Blanco, Gregory Bone, Lisa Cleghorn,
Bonnie Denning, Paul Meador, Katie Solomon,
Nancy Iou Smith, 'racey Williams

I and Investments & Real Estate
700 S. Main Street LaBelle, FL 33935

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12 Caloosa Belle September 10, 2009

means to oe a team.
"It excites me," he said, that his players

The Cowboys may have lost to Cardinal are understanding that they need each other.
Mooney last Friday 39-12, but Head Coach "In the locker room and on the bus after the

Hal Bennett is looking at it like a possible
turning point for his team.
"Our kids turned it around; they're get-
ting better each week. They just have to keep
putting it together," he said. "We played a
heck of a game, tremendously better," he
added, "although the score may not look
like it. They played hard and physical."
In fact, Coach Bennett said Mooney's
coach was very impressed and compliment-
ed the Cowboy staff, telling them he never
felt comfortable throughout the game even
with a big lead, because our boys always did
something with the ball whenever it was in
their hands.
Fans had a lot to cheer about as junior run-
ning back Chris Garcia returned the opening
kick off 90 yards for a touchdown. Coach
Bennett said it was only the second time in
two years that's happened. He added that,
coincidentally, the last time was two years to
the date also against Cardinal Mooney.
Cowboy fans were soon rewarded with
another touchdown as running back Dale
Thompson (senior) cruised into the end
zone with a pass from quarterback Jordan
Taylor (junior). It was just the first quarter
and LaBelle was up 12-6.
However, it was all Cardinal Mooney after
Coach Bennett said he was most proud
of the way the team played together, saying
its been an upward battle for the coaching
staff, but finally the kids understand what it

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game, you would have thought we won!
They were excited to play such a good team
and do well. They were celebrating small
victories in the game." He added, "They re-
ally came together for this game. The ques
tion is: will they stick together?"
Coach Bennett went on to say that the
Cowboys were a "few technical errors from
a win," saying several mental mistakes al-
lowed some big plays in Mooney's defensive
He said they're working on defense this
Friday night the Cowboys will be at home
against Evangelical. The boys will need to put
up defensive coverage and put pressure on
the quarterback for this game, Coach Ben-
nett commented, adding, "We have to start
turning up the blitz on the quarterback."
Although Evangelical is in a smaller clas-
sification, they are a good team Coach Ben-
nett said. They were in the playoffs last year.
The Cowboys will have to shut down their
quarterback as well as overcome a "confus-
ing" defense. But, he points out that their
players match up well in size and speed.
The Cowboys would love to see their fans
at the LaBelle stadium Friday night, Sept. 11,
at 7:30 p.m.

505 W. Hickpochee Ave. Suite #800 LaBelle

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by ratty Brant
Caloosa Belle

The next monthly meeting of the LaBelle
Longhorn Booster Club, Inc. will be held on
September 10 at 8 p.m. at the Longhorn field
at Davis-Pratt Park in the boys locker room.

Volunteer coaches needed
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.

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
Click the Schools link, and go to LaBelle
High School.

Men's softball
The Men's Softball League in Clewiston

Cowboys improve weekly Sport Shorts
Come to Longhorn meeting

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

LHS Yard sale planned
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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2.) Buy or build a second home free and
3.) Save your home from foreclosure;
4.) Provide medical needs;
5.)Help your children or grandchildren see
their dreams or your dreams for them
6.) Realize financial freedom.



Jo Dyess
Loan Officer
Cell 863-673-8862

Moore Haven Lock closed

MOORE HAVEN Due to unforeseen complications associated with repairs to the
Moore Haven Lock sector gates, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District,
will keep the lock located on Lake Okeechobee closed until Sept. 14.
Initially, the re-opening of the lock was scheduled for Sept. 3. The lock has been
closed for repairs since June 1 and crossing the state via the Okeechobee Waterway has
not been possible.
The repair to the lock is a $3.5 million, regularly-scheduled project, conducted once
every 10 years. The work includes upgrading navigational safety equipment, improving
manatee protection screen systems and painting and sand blasting lock gates.
For more information, call the Jacksonville District Corporate Communications Office
at 904-232-2236 or 904-6144976.

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Available for
Immediate Occupancy
2 & 3 Bdrm Apartments
Must earn a min. of
$3998 from agricultural
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quiet, country setting
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Notice of Rescheduled Meeting
of the Rural Area Plan
Ad-Hoc Cmmittee
This Committee was formed by the
Hendry County Board of County
Commissioners to review the
Countys Rural and Agriculture Lands
Study conducted by RWA, Inc. and
make recommendations to the Board
on long term goals and land devel
opment regulations with regard to
the report. The meeting will be held
on Thursday, September 22, 2009,
3:00 p.m. to 5:00 prm. at the Emer
gency Medical Services Training
Room, 1050 Forestry Division Road,
LaBelle, FL 33935. The public is in
vited to attend.
uesons should be directed to the
Planning and Zoning Department at
863-6755240, or email
332618 CB/CN 9/10/09

Hope Connections clients benefit

RFQ. No: 2009-35
OPENING DATE: Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Hendry County is seeking engineering firms interested in providing profes
ional services in connecton with the design of CR 833 fom the Big Cy-
press Reservation to 4 miles North and CR 833 Curve at the intersection of
CR 833 and CR 846 in Hendry County. Must have expert in construction
design for Roadway Improvements, Proposers shall have all services
available in-house 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 firms properly registered in the
State of Florida are encouraged to submit their qualcations for considera-
tion. All submittals (see Section IV, Submissions Requirements) received in
response to this RFQ will be reviewed by 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 (Cleris Office) in the
endry County Courthouse Comple, 25 E. Hickpochee Avenue, Laelle
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
L (for pick up), Post Office Bx 240, LaBelle, FL 33975 (mailing address
or y 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
planet B. Taylor
33204 CB/CN 9/3,10,17/09

Many elderly residents of Glades and
Hendry counties are receiving home im
provements, repairs and household appli-
ances at no cost to them through the Hope
Connections program.
Hope Connections, a program of Hope
HealthCare Services, provides special home
care and support services to the elderly in
Glades and Hendry counties.
The home improvements are the result
of a one-time expenditure by the State De
partment of Elder Affairs through the Area
Agency on Aging.
The home improvements are intended to
enhance each individual's quality of life. For
example, two homebound clients now have
wheelchair ramps, ensuring safety and com-
fort whenever they leave home. A woman
in a rural area who had no running water
now has a new well. Bathroom conversions
enable one client to move easily from her

wheelchair to the shower. Other clients now
have lift chairs, fans, washers, refrigerators
and other items and upgrades, all with the
goal of making their lives better.
"We are so pleased to be able to help in
these special ways," said Hope President
and CEO Samira K. Beckwith. "The people
we serve through Hope Connections need
this special kind of care, and we are deeply
committed to ensuring their comfort and
Beckwith said Hope Connections pro-
vides a number of services, including:
Hot meals
SPersonal care
Homemaker services
Household chores
Medical equipment and supplies
Emergency response systems
All services are
provided by experi
enced staff and vol




"Knowing that someone will be at your
door to give you the help you need can bring
real peace of mind while providing dignity
and quality of life," Beckwith added.
For more information about Hope Con
nections, call the Elder Helpline at (866)
413-5337, or visit
Hope Connections is a program of Hope
HealthCare Services, a not-for-profit, 501
(c)(3)-status Community-Based agency,
nationally recognized as a leader in provid-
ing high-quality, innovative care. Hope is
accredited by the Community Health Ac
creditation Program (CHAP), the national
leader in improving the quality of care in the
home care industry, and is a recipient of the
nationally acclaimed Circle of Life Award for
excellence and innovation in care. For more
information, visit

RQ. No: 2009-36
OPENING DATE: Wednesday, September 23, 200
Hendry County is seeking engineering firms interested in proiding 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.
Proposers shal have all services available in-house or may propose multiple
fins, which have joined together to provide the various required discipli
nary services in order to offer a complete submission. Individuals and
firms properly 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
by a County Evaluatio C n Comm order to be considered, submittal
must be received by the Board of County Commissioners at the C. E. Hall
Building (Clerks Office) in the Hendry County Courthouse Complex, 25 E.
ickpochee Avenue, LaBelle Florida by 2:00 p.m., September 23, 2009, at
hich 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)
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 RF, or to
contract for any services. The County reserves the right to reject any or all
submittals 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. Te lor
332042 C/CN 9/3,10,17/09

(Fort Denaud Bridge Replacement)
Project Development & Environment Study --,-*SS

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 Alteratives 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 1
potential environmental
impacts associated with the
proposed new bridge
and approach roadways. i.i
West East
The workshop will be an Aterna_____
open-house format so the public may arrive at any time between 5:30 pm and
7:30 pm. Aerial 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.

BID # 2009-2
1.1 Public Notice is hereby given that sealed bids for the above referenced
Herbicidal Maintenance of 32.625 Miles of drainage canals and 8
miles of levee prince will be received by the Board of Central County
Water Control District (hereinafter referred to as "CCWCD", OWNER'
and "DISTRICT"), at the District Managers Office at the following ad-
Central County Water Control District
475 S Cabbage Palm Street
Clewiston, Florida 33440
until 2:00 p.m local time on September 23, 2009 for furnishing labor and
materials and performing all work set forth in the Invitation to Bid, Instruc-
ion to Bidders, Bid Form, Construction Contract, Detailed Specifications
and Drawings which comprise the Bid Documents, Immediately following
the scheduled closing time for the reception of bids, all bid proposals which
have been submitted in accordance with the conditions of the Invitation to
Bid, Instructions to Bidders and any Addenda issued in relation to this Pro
ject will be publicly opened and read aloud. Bidders may attend the bid
opening Bidder is responsible for the delivery of bid, and bjds Pacejy
nfter the snrifirl day and time will nnt he opened.
1 2 A pre-bid meeting shall be held on Monday at 10:00 a.m. on September
14, 2009, at the District office located at 475 S. Cabbage Palm Street
Clewiston, Florida.
13 The work made the subject hereof is described in the bid documents t-
tied Herbiidal Maintenane of Canals and Leave copies of which
may be obtained from Rock Enterprises, Inc, 180 N Bridge Street, Suite
LaBelle, Florida, 33935, or from Central County Water Control Disct
475 South Cabbage Palm Street, Clewiston, Florida 33440, for the non-re-
fundable sum of 25.00. For additional information you may contact Mr
David Hubbard, CCWCD Manager, at 863 983 5797, or Rock Aboujaoude,
District Engineer, at 863-612-0 11.
14 Each bid must be submitted in duplicate on the prescribed bid form and
accompanied by bid security on the prescribed form, payable to the Board
of CCWCD, in an amount not less than five percent (5%) of the bid
amount All subcontractors shall be declared on a separate form.
1.5 The Bid may be withdrawn prior to the date and time of bid opening
Bids shall remain open and subject to acceptance for a period of forty-five
(45) calendar days after the date of bid opening, but no bidder may with
draw his Bid for a period of fortyfive (45 calendar days after the date of
bid opening.
1 6 In order to perform public work, the successful Bidder shall have all i
censes and permits required by Federal, State, and local statutes, regula
tions and ordinances.
1.7 Before a Contract will be awarded fr the work contemplated herein,
the District will conduct such investigations as are necessary to determine
the performance record and ability of the apparent low bidder to perform
the size and type of work specified under this Invitation to Bid Upon re
guest, the Bidder shall submit such informaon as deemed necessary by
te Distnct to evaluate the bidder's qualifications. The District reserves
the right to award the bid to the lowest responsible and qualified bidder
based on available funding.
18 The DISTRICT reserves the right to reject any or all bids with or with-
out cause, and/or accept bids that in it's judgment will be in the best in-
terest of the DISTRICT, and the District specifically reserves the
right to reiect all hids and nrocred to accomnlish its obpertives
without awarding any contract gursuant to this invitation. The
District also reserves the right to postone the award of the Contract for
a period of time which postponement, however, shall not extend beyond
ninety (90) calendar days from the bid opening date during which time
the District at its sole discretion may release the bid security.
DATED this 1st day of September, 2009
Cookie Hester Assistant District Mgr By Benito Alvarez, Chairman
332305 ON 9/6,13,20 CGS/CB 9/10,17/9

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Air Conditioning HeatingA Pool Heating
Refrigeration Repair Update' Maintain
Water Heater Heat Recovery

LiUc #CAC1815527 Not o be combined with any other offer
Se Hablamos Espafol
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Air Conditioning & Ele&tric, Inc.

863 675-0022
LICENS #'s:CAC1815066 ER0001347

Sei'ing LaBeTie Since 1966

835 S. Main St. LaBelle, FL
Se Habla Espafiol
All Major 2sp 21
Appliancs Ucensed & Insured #2006258472167


Holy Euclt 9:00 am
Healing Euc ans~ ur 9:30 am
Bible Study l. 10:30 am
Collingswood Pky & Eu ptus Blvd Port LoBelle
863-6 f0385

Christ the

"Where everytdxy is Somebody --
and Jesus is Lord."
9:15 a.m Sunday Worship
Lord's Supper 1st, 3rd & 5th Sunday
10:30 am. Bible Study
.4 miles west of Hwy 29 on CR 78


Serving Two Locations
Saturday's by appointment only

920 Cowboy Way
LaBelle, FL

1530 Lee Blvd Suite 1800
Lehigh, FL



for weddings, parties, banquets
or any special events
For information call 863-675-3641

SWe Ofer Seminole Feed, Lakeland Feed, Aala, Timothy,
Orchard, T-85, Jigs, Compressed, Round & Square Bales,
T&A...$9.00, Bedding...$5.0, All Purpose 10%...$7.50
Call Al Curry at 239-872-0998
275 Krby Thompson Rd. LaBelle FL. 33935

Patrick H. Guadiz, M.D.
Board Certified in Family Practice
Former Chief Resident of
the University of Massachusetts
Complete Primary Care for Your Family

Dr. Grace Guadiz M.D.
Accepting New Patients

Metal Bed Frames l",
All Sizes
1060 Hwy 29S 863-675-0717 " at

Your community directory
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Mobile & Home Repairs Ceilings, Walls, Floors
OFFICE (863) 675-5919
CELL (863) 673-0861
Owner Roger Alexander, SR.
Lic HC096.SP and Insured

Problemas Septicos
Bomba Hacia Fuera
Del Esoecial de Verano

$195 Hsta 1000/gal
i 863-675-3500 1239-693-5326 =
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Residential & Commercial
Member of the BBB
Metal Roofs, Re-Roofs, Roof Repairs
Office (863) 675-7045
License #CC1C 325950


*Tree Trimming
& Removal -A
Stump Grinding
Shaping & Topping

Licensed and Insured

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16 Caloosa Belle September 10, 2009

Hendry County student

numbers up slightly

Submitted photo/Waddy Thompson
Moon over LaBelle
This photo shows a magnificent crescent moon as it recently appeared from the
LaBelle bridge. Notice the Annibelle Lee paddle wheeler on the right.

Come to business expo

The Small Business Development Center
(SBDC) and Southwest Florida Workforce
Development Board (SFWDB) are partner-
ing to provide, for your convenience, a one-
day, one-stop information business expo
scheduled for October 7, 2009, 3-7 p.m. at
the Masonic Lodge building on Jaycee-Lions
Drive in LaBelle.
Existing, expanding and potential busi
nesses face a plethora of challenges; many
beyond imagination only a few years ago.
How to approach and conquer these chal-
lenges may seem impossible; but, answers
are available if you know where to look. Of-
ten that task is overwhelming to an already

struggling business or to someone who has
decided now is the time to consider taking
measures into one's own hands to become
a small business entrepreneur.
The One-day, One-stop Information Busi-
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Hendry County schools are buzzing with
activity once again. The number of students
who came to school the first day was slightly
higher than the first day for 2008 (6,288 for
this year as opposed to 6,173 for last year)
those numbers already seem to be leveling
Individual schools reported the following
total number of students for that first day:
LaBelle Elementary School: 485; Country
Oaks Elementary School, 700; Upthegrove
Elementary School, 359; LaBelle Middle
School, 667; LaBelle High School, 1,002, La
Belle Youth Development Academy, 48 (re-
turning from last term)
Central Elementary School, 480, Eastside
Elementary School, 533, Westside Elemen-
tary School, 502, Clewiston Middle School,
652, Clewiston High School, 841, Clewiston
Youth Development Academy, 19 (returning
from last term).
Traditionally, the true numbers of stu-
dents become clearer after Labor Day.
There are still a few teaching positions
open with the school district. There are five
vacancies at this time:
Clewiston High needs a reading teacher;
Clewiston Middle needs a reading teach-
er coach;
Central Elementary needs an ESE teacher
and a Reading Coach; Westside Elementary
oel and Jovita Williamson of LaBelle,
would like to announce the en-
gagement of their daughter, Kristel
Keely of Fort Myers to Benjamin Anton
Templeton of Columbia, Missouri, son
of Mr. and Mrs. Barry Templeton of
Columbus, Missouri.
The Bride elect is a graduate of
Southeastern University in Lakeland,
Florida. She will be residing with the
groom in Missouri for a season until the
couple decides to move to Colorado or
Germany. She has obtained a Bachelors
in Drama and Communications/
Journalism, and a Minor in English.
The Groom elect is also a graduate
of Southeastern University in Lakeland,
Florida. He has a Bachelors in Film
Production and Theater. Currently he is
employed in Columbia, directing a lo-
cal channel food show, as well as for a
well known hunting and sports outfitters
The wedding is planned for 2:30pm,
October 11th, 2009, at the historical
Burroughs Home in Downtown Fort

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