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At a Glance

Captain Hendry Dinner
The 10th anniversary of the
Captain Hendry Christmas Dinner
to benefit the Education Center
of Southwest Florida, Inc., a non-
profit 501C3 organization, will be
Thursday, Dec. 3, 5:30 p.m.
Tickets can be purchased from
any director, The Chamber of Com-
merce or call (863) 675-6800. Tick-
ets are $20 PP. There will also be a
silent auction.

Christmas Carol plays
out on stage
What betterway to celebrate the
season than to enjoy Charles Dick-
ens' "A Christmas Carol" adapted
for the stage by Anthony E. Paler-
mo. This musical adaptation stars
Bob Butts as Ebenezer Scrooge,
Nancy McGlasson, Dave Johnson
and Jim Bishop as First, Second
and Third Spirits plus Charles Dick-
ens' Marley's Ghost, Tiny Tim, the
Cratchit family, Fezziwig and Neph-
ew Fred -- all of Dickens' children
and characters!
There will be plenty of opportu-
nities to catch this great Christmas
classic with performances Dec. 11,
12, 13, 18, 19 and 20. Show times
are 7 p.m., Friday and Saturday; 2
p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are $12
with reservation; $14 at door. The
Firehouse Cultural Center, 241 N.
Bridge St., LaBelle. 863-675-3066.
See Page 4 for information about
how to contact the newspaper.

By Patty Brant
Caloosa Belle
Florida Department of Trans-
portation continues its Project
Development and Environmental
Study (PD&E) on the 15-mile sec-
tion of SR 29 from Cowboy Way
(SR 80A) to US 27.
The study is taking into con-
sideration natural, physical and
socio-cultural features along the
proposed roadways. Using a
Land Suitability Mapping process

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LaBelle residents have been
very engaged in this effort, with
about 110 residents showing up
at last month's public workshop
on the project.
Bear in mind that there is no
money budgeted for the realign-
ment at this time. FDOT has been
gathering information, including
public input, for several years
about the project.
FDOT's guides to honing
down possible corridors are to:
enhance economic competitive-
ness; enhance emergency evacu-
ation; establish a regional system
of highways; improve circulation
of freight and goods; and to cor-
rect design deficiencies.
As a hurricane evacuation
route. SR 29 is critical to both the

northern and southern extremes
of the state, connecting to both
SR 80 and US 27. Four-laning this
section of SR 29 will improve the
heightened flow of traffic dur-
ing evacuations and improve re-
sponse time.
As part of the state's Strategic
Intermodal System (SIS), SR 29
is a factor in the ability to move
people and goods, along with all
major air and ground modes of
Locally, improvements to SR
29 will provide better access to
agricultural and ranching opera-
tions as well as freight centers. By
the year 2030, FDOT expects SR
29's Level of Service to improve
See SR 29 Page 3

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This weekend LaBelle will jump
into the Christmas season with
both feet landing smack in the
middle of a huge pile of snow!
Starting with the annual Christ-
mas parade, Friday, Dec. 4, and
ending with the LaBelle Chamber
of Commerce Christmas in the
Park, it will be the perfect begin-
ning to the best season of the year.
Friday, the annual Christmas
parade begins at 5:30 p.m. Line up
U-Save 4:30 p.m. Join Santa, fire
trucks, sheriff's cars, motorcycles!
Bring your bicycles, trailers and
homemade floats and join the pa-
rade. Walk or ride just be there!
For information or to sign up call
Melissa Castillo at 675-1090.
Of course, Santa will be hitching
a ride with the LaBelle Fire Depart-
ment, giving Rudolf, Donner and
Blitzen and all their buddies plenty
of time to rest up for their trans-
world tour on Christmas Eve. It's
not too late to think about being
naughty or nice Santa is always
watching and you'll want to be on
the right side of his ledger come
Christmas Eve.
Follow the parade north on
Main Street to Barron Park where
the Chamber of Commerce Christ-
mas will treat you to a great winter
Kids, get a taste of the North
Pole complete with snow piles.
Naturally, you'll be able to visit
See Snow Page 3

Florida Department of Transportation's Gwen Pippin explains to residents one of the pos-
sible realignments of SR 29 north of LaBelle as it would cross Marshal Field Road.

SR 29 study a work in progress

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*Target groups defined by the
Centers for Disease and Control
* Children and young adults age 6
months through 24 years
* Pregnant women
* People who live with or care for
children younger than 6 months old
* Health care workers and emergency
medical services personnel
* People age 25 through 64 years
who have health conditions
associated with higher risk of
medical complications (Which
include: Diabetes, Asthma, Heart
Conditions, any type of respiratory

Grupos definidos por el
Centro de Salud y Control
* Nihos y adults j6venes de 6 meses
a 24 aros
* Las mujeres embarazadas
* Personas que viven con o atiendan
a nihos menores de 6 meses
* Los trabajadores de salud y de
servicios medicos de emergencia
* Personas de 25 a 64 anos que
tienen condiciones de salud
asociadas con mayor riesgo de
complicaciones medical
(Incluyendo: Diabetes, Corazon,
Asma o cualquier tipo de
enfermedad respiratoria)

Note that these dates are for the population specified by the CDC: (Please help educate the public to
understand that these vaccination clinics are for the groups specified above)
Tenga en cuenta que estas fechas son para la poblacion especificada por la CDC: (por favor ayuden
a educar al pOblico que entiendan que estas clinics de vacunaci6n son para los grupos especificados
Muse West Glades Elementary (2500 CR731 SW) 12/03/09 4:30pm to 7pm
Clewiston Health Department (1100 S. Olympia) 12/05/09 10:00am to 1 pm
Clewiston Health Department (1100 S. Olympia) 12/07/09 4:30pm to 7pm
LaBelle Health Department (1140 Pratt Blvd) 12/08/09 4:30pm to 7pm
Mooro I lavon Doylo Connor Building 12/10/09 4:30pm to 7pm This date has
been cancelled
Moore Haven Health Dept. (956 US Hwy 27 SW) 12/12/09 10:00am to 1 pm
Clewiston Health Department (1100 S. Olympia) 12/14/09 4:30pm to 7pm
Moore Haven Health Dept. (956 US Hwy 27 SW) 12/17/09 4:30pm to 7pm
LaBelle Health Department (1140 Pratt Blvd) 12/19/09 10:00am to 1 pm

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Arrest reports

SR 29
Continued From Page 1

to accommodate projections of higher pop-
ulation levels,
Improvements to the road will also up-
date the roadway to current design stan-
dards, increase sight distances and provide
sidewalks and bike paths, FDOT staff be-
Through a mapping process and public
input, FDOT identified three possible cor-
ridors for SR 29: one west of the existing
road; the existing road; and one east of the
existing road.
An update to the Hendry County com-
missioners Nov. 10 by DOT's Marty Peate
explained that, of the three, the western cor-
ridor would not enhance economic com-
petitiveness or future population growth.
The other two, however, would satisfy all
the elements of purpose and need.
According to socio-economic impacts,
dealing with population density, population
below poverty level, median age, percent of
Hispanic population, percent of non-White
population and percent with English as Sec-
ond Language speakers the western cor-
ridor would have the highest; the central
corridor medium impact; and the eastern
corridor the lowest.
In addition, the eastern corridor had little
support from the public and none from lo-
cal governments.
Glades County supports the central and
eastern corridors. The City of LaBelle pre-
fers the central corridor but would accept
the eastern corridor. Hendry County is ex-
pected to do the same.
Eventually, the City of LaBelle would like
to see an additional span for the existing

Continued From Page 1
a bounce house. Come on down for some
great entertainment by some of LaBelle's
best cloggers and the First Baptist Church
will remind us all of the Reason for the Sea-
son with a beautiful Nativity Scene.
Bring your appetites there will be hot
dogs and chips for sale by the LaBelle Rotary
Club and barbecue pork by the Chamber.
It's the best party in town and you're in-

bridge, feeling it would provide for traffic
circulation and promote a walking down-
town district.
The city commission provided a second
option developing a new bridge east of
town to divert truck traffic from downtown
LaBelle while FDOT continued to maintain
the current bridge for other traffic.
The city opposed the western corridor,
feeling it would be detrimental by causing
traffic to bypass the city.
FDOT recommended the western cor-
ridor be eliminated from consideration due
to its lower performance in the purpose and
need, socio-economic and environmental
The central and eastern corridors remain
as possible realignments for SR 29.

Possible realignments still
From Cowboy Way to US 27, the project
is divided into three segments: SR 80A to
north of SR 78, from north of SR 78 to CR 74
and from CR 74 to US 27.
There are four possibilities for the first
segment: a four-lane road in town, a one-
way pair of lanes, two lanes in town with a
bypass at Forrey Road, or two lane in town
with a bypass at Birchwood Pkwy.
In the second segment, the possibilities
are either widening the road on the east side
or to the west side.
The third segment alignments include
four laning at-grade improvements or a
realigned four lane with at-grade improve-
The possibility of making no change
in alignment, simply leaving the highway
where it is with only routine maintenance is
also still on the table.
Prospected costs range from 0 for the no
change option up to $332.5 million for the
Birchwood bypass.
This phase of SR 29's upgrade to four
lanes began early in 2008. The alternatives
consideration phase will continue. A public
meeting is to be held in May 2010 at the La-
Belle Civic Center.
At that time, the development of a pre-
ferred alternative will commence. Informa-
tion on the SR 29 realignment is available
online at

Teresa Santos, 28, was arrested Nov. 29
and charged with smuggling contraband
into a prison. She allegedly brought a cel-
lular phone or portable communications
devise into HCI. Deputy Shaw was arresting
Jilmer Carbajal, 29, was arrested Nov. 29
and charged on a Lee County warrant as a
fugitive from justice. Deputy J. Woods was
arresting officer.
Raven Ann Loredo, 16, was arrested Nov.
27 and charged with larceny between $300
and $5,000. Deputy C. Shepherd was arrest-
ing officer.
Bryan Lee Trejo, 19, was arrested Nov. 27
and charged with larceny between $300 and
$5,000. Deputy C. Shepherd was arresting
Juan Carlos Cruz, 20, was arrested Nov.
27 and charged with aggravated assault with
a deadly weapon without intent to kill. Dep-
uty C. Shepherd was arresting officer.
Martha Estrella Pena, 25, was arrested
Nov. 25 and charged on a warrant with VOP:
felony or community control. K. Herrera was
arresting officer.
Linden Edward Smith, 36, was arrested
Nov. 15 and charged on a Texas warrant as
a fugitive from justice: burglary of a habita-
tion. K. Herrera was arresting officer.
Carlos Tolentino, 24, was arrested Nov. 29
and charged with driving without a license.
FHP Trooper Parks was arresting officer.
Wilfredo D. Mendez, 27, was arrested
Nov. 28 and charged with DUI alcohol or

drugs first offense and no valid driver license.
FHP Trooper Nading was arresting officer.
Jose Pedro Vasquez, 33, was arrested
Nov. 20 and charged with a non-moving traf-
fic violation operating a motor vehicle with-
out a valid license, possession of marijuana
with intent to sell, manufacture, deliver
schedule 1, possession of marijuana over 20
grams and possession and/or use of narcotics
He allegedly received 11.5 pounds of
marijuana through the U.S. mail.
Alfonso Maldonado, 68, was arrested Nov.
5 and charged with selling cocaine schedule
2. Inv. Daley was arresting officer.

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Caloosa Belle

Caloosa Belle December 3, 2009

Even in tough times,

we can still give

Christmas: 'Tis the

season with a reason

In this difficult economic climate every-
one is tightening their belts. We are watch-
ing our investments, re-accommodating
ourselves in our homes, getting longer use
of our vehicles, and holding on to what
we have seems to be the ultimate quest.
Remarkably, there are a multitude of or-
ganizations that aid in helping those with
special needs and the less fortunate. These
organizations are sponsored, supported
and run by dedicated men and woman
volunteers that have answered the call for
They are all around you: it's the Lady
ringing the bell in the front of the mall or
the man in the funny shirt going store to
store asking for donations, it's even the
child selling cookies during the holidays.
Let us not forget all of those that donate
as well. One of these organizations is The
American Legion Post 130 in LaBelle, Flor-
ida. On the morning of the 25th of Decem-
ber, Christmas Day, Post and community
members gather as early as 6 a.m. in or-
der to cook, package and deliver as many
as 500 turkey dinners with all the fixings.
Through the efforts of a lot of great peo-
ple, a Christmas dinner of turkey, dressing,

potatoes, gravy, green beans, roll, butter,
salad, cake, candy cane is served up with
a big helping of Christmas cheer from our
Post and supporters.
This has been a long-standing tradition
with Post 130 and we need your help. Over
the years, these dinners have made a big
difference to many who would otherwise
have spent a lonely Christmas Day or per-
haps even gone without the lovely meal
most of us enjoy. It also gives volunteers a
chance to share with others a great way
for kids to learn to appreciate what they
We need the names and addresses of
those members of our community that
need this gift of Holiday Spirit. If you would
like to donate or you know the name of
someone in need or if you would just like
to join the Post in this endeavor on Christ-
mas Day, please call us: (863) 675-8300.
With your help we can continue this tra-
dition this year and in years to come. There
is no better feeling than that of giving.
Tony Alvarez
Commander Post 130

Witch's Brew

by Pudge Lehman
I hope everyone had as nice a Thanksgiv-
ing as I did. We have so much to be thankful
Our military men and women are in a liv-
ing hell fighting to keep us free to celebrate
our time together.
I don't know how many of you have
checked out the new Web site for the Cham-
ber of Commerce but it is really great. It's at
My friend Joan Miller sent the hint about
putting your pocket book in the store cart
and running the baby seat belt through the
handle a few times and buckling it up.
I have put it in the Witch's Brew before
but maybe at this time of year we need to
be reminded.
To prevent grass from growing in be-

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tween your
side walk
cracks and
bricks, pour
white vinegar
in the cracks.
To stop a
line of ants
from coming
into the house
sprinkle a line
of flour or baby powder and they won't walk
through it.
Sayin's: I used to have a handle on life,
but it broke. OR;
Don't take life too seriously: no one gets
out alive. OR;
They named it PMS because Mad Cow
disease was already taken.

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Les Morgan, pastor
Caloosa Baptist Church, LaBelle
T'was the month before Christmas when
all through our land,
Not a Christian was praying nor taking a
See the PC Police had
taken away
The reason for Christ-
mas- no one could say. ,.
The children were .
told by their schools not
to sing
About Shepherds and
Wise Men and Angels Les Morgan
and things. Les Morgan
It might hurt people's
feelings, the teachers would say,
December 25th is just a 'Holiday.'
Yet the shoppers were ready with cash,
checks and credit,
Pushing folks down to the floor just to get
CDs from Madonna, an X BOX, an I-pod,
Something was changing, something
quite odd!
Retailers promoted Ramadan and Kwan-
In hopes to sell books by Franken & Fon-
As Targets were hanging their trees up-

Thank You

UES event
The second grade teachers would like to
thank McDonald's and the Nisbet Family for
their generous contribution to our Second
Grade Campout at Upthegrove Elementary.
We would like to also thank the Zimmerly
Family, Van Wagner Family, Matt Coker (our
fireman), Beatrix Cardoza, Glenda Crews,
Belinda Herrera, Barbara Mundy and Necole
Seavey for giving their time and talents.
Their help contributed to a very success-
ful camping event.
Jan Colbert, Robyn Colding, Maria
Salinas, Michelle Zimmerly

News Editor: Patty Brant
Advertising Director: Judy Kasten
Advertising Manager: Shawn Strawser
Advertising Services Coordinator: Dale Conyers
Advertising Services: Barbara Calfee
Executive Editor: Katrina Elsken
Publisher: Tom Byrd

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

side down
At Lowe's the word Christmas was no-
where to be found.
At K-Mart and Staples and Penny's and
You won't hear the word Christmas; it
won't touch your ears.
Inclusive, sensitive, Di-ver-si-ty
Are words that were used to intimidate
Now Daschle, Now Darden, Now Sharp-
ton, Wolf Blitzen,
On Boxer, on Rather, on Kerry, on Clin-
At the top of the Senate, there arose such
a clatter,
To eliminate Jesus in all public matter.
And we spoke not a word, as they took
away our faith,
Forbidden to speak of salvation and
The true gift of Christmas was exchanged
and discarded.
The reason for the season, stopped be-
fore it started.
So as you celebrate 'Winter Break' under
your 'Dream Tree'
Sipping your Starbucks, listen to me.
Choose your words carefully, choose
what you say,
Shout MERRY CHRISTMAS, not Happy
Please, all Christians join together and
wish everyone you meet during the holidays
a Merry Christmas.
Dr. Les Morgan is pastor of Caloosa Baptist
Church in LaBelle, 200 yards behind Flora &
Ella's on Highway 80.

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December 3, 2009

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New Rotarians
Two new members of the Rotary Club of LaBelle were inducted on Tuesday.
They are James Holland and Matt Soud centered with Membership Chairman
Jack Milholland and President Elect Michelle Brunetto. Rotary International is
world wide and its members consist of business owners and professionals.
Rotary has been instrumental in nearly eradicating Polio worldwide. The Rotary
Club of LaBelle also addresses local concerns by participating in community
projects and supplying scholarships to our youth, raising money through dues
and fees, as well as, their Armadillo Races at the Swamp Cabbage Festival. It
meets on Tuesdays at noon at 180 Jaycee Lions Drive.

Deputies save woman's life

Due to the quick actions of Hendry Coun-
ty Sheriff's deputies, their success in extricat-
ing a female driver from a sinking car may
have saved her life.
During the early morning hours of Friday,
Nov. 20, 2009, Hendry County Agriculture
Deputy Blake Branaman was patrolling the
area of Flaghole Road outside of Clewiston,
when he witnessed a vehicle exit the west
side of Flaghole Road and enter a canal that
parallels the roadway.
Acting quickly Deputy Branaman imme-
diately called for assistance and exited his
vehicle. After notifying sheriff's office com-
munication dispatcher Lori Rodriguez, Bran-
aman advised he was entering the canal in an
effort to rescue the driver as the vehicle was
quickly sinking. Upon making contact with
the driver, later identified as Robin Jones,
Branaman struggled with her to get her out
of the vehicle as she was uncooperative
and resisting his efforts. Moments later ad-
ditional Sheriff's Office personnel arrived on
scene and were able to assist Branaman in


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removing Jones from the vehicle unharmed.
Clewiston towing was then called to remove
the completely submerged vehicle.
Once Jones was removed from the ve-
hicle she was transported to Hendry Re-
gional Medical Center and later released. At
the time of her release she was transported
to the Clewiston Sub Office where she was
interviewed. It was at this time that depu-
ties determined that Jones was, in fact, in-
toxicated. She did submit to a breathalyzer
to determine her blood alcohol level which
measured .140, nearly twice the legal level.
Jones was placed under arrest and trans-
ported to the Hendry County Jail and later
released on a $750 bond.
Sheriff Whidden stated, "I am very proud
of the efforts of Deputy Blake Branaman,
Sgt. Larry Preece, Deputies Clifton Green,
Shannon Bell and Brian VanFleet. Their he-
roic efforts and selfless action are an exam-
ple of the risks that law enforcement officers
around the nation may be called upon to
take each day while protecting its citizens."

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The Edison State College Board of Trust-
ees unanimously approved the School of
Education at its November meeting. "Since
the College opened its doors in 1962, the
institution has been organized by divisions
or disciplines, which is the standard practice
among two-year colleges," said Dr. Rob-
ert Beeson, Dean of Arts and Sciences. "As
Edison State grows the number of four-year
degree programs, the College has chosen to
follow the practice that most four-year col-
leges use in referring to major instructional
units as 'schools'."
Education Degrees currently offered:
Bachelor of Science in Elementary Edu-
Bachelor of Science in Secondary Biol-
Bachelor of Science in Secondary Math
Associate in Arts Degree with Education
Associate of Science Degree in Early
Childhood Education
Education Degrees pending approval:
Bachelor of Science in Middle Grades
Language Arts
Bachelor of Science in Middle Grades
Bachelor of Science in Middle Grades Sci-
This new organizational structure posi-
tions the college to continue to develop the
baccalaureate mission. It is anticipated that
over time, this new structure will empower
the faculty, facilitate communication, in-

crease accountability for effective teaching
and professional growth, and enhance the
student experience, said Beeson.
Under this new organizational frame-
work, the heads of the various schools will
be deans or associate deans and the heads
of departments will be called department
chairs. Department chairs will be the college
leaders close to where the instructional and
scholarly mission of the College is carried
out, and, therefore, closest to the students.
An academic unit seeking school status
will be evaluated using the following guide-
1. The unit should offer at least two bac-
calaureate degrees and at least 25 percent of
its faculty will hold a terminal degree in the
field of study.
2. The programs of the unit should be ac-
credited by professional agencies.
3. The program's scope must be appropri-
ately broad, and the academic units concep-
tually fit together to provide a coherent set of
educational experiences and outcomes.
Clarity of the program's identity and func-
tion will be increased by transfer to or con-
solidation with another program or institu-
"School" status and will be implemented
for fall semester 2010. A School of Health
Professions is planned as the second 'school'
within the college pending state approval of
proposed BAS programs.

HCSO plans DUI checkpoint

A DUI sobriety checkpoint is scheduled in
Hendry County for the weekend of Decem-
ber 12, 2009.
This operation will take place in an undis-
closed location in Hendry County. Hendry
County Sheriff Steve Whidden stated, "In our
continued effort to protect the citizens and
visitors in Hendry County we are committed
to getting impaired drivers off our roadways.
Additionally, we are in support of education
efforts such as the national 'Drunk Driving.
Over the Limit. Under Arrest' campaign".

This checkpoint emphasis is placed on
the following:
1. Remove impaired drivers from the
2. Heighten awareness.
3. Educate the public on the dangers of
drunk driving
Various community partnerships, includ-
ing planned DUI sobriety checkpoints, are
established with the goal of education and
information for the public on traffic safety

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Community Briefs

Special to the Caloosa Belle/Don Munch
C.O.P.S. co-captains, Roger Saunders and Ken Fuller of the Glades County's
Port LaBelle C.O.P. (Citizens on Patrol), with their respective patrol cars.

Local C.O.PS. program a success

The Citizens on Patrol program has near-
ly 30 citizen volunteers who help patrol the
community's roads and improve the quality
of life for everyone. The patrols cover the
areas of Port LaBelle in Glades County, as
well as Horseshoe Acres, Ortona Locks and
Indian Hills.
The C.O.P. is a huge success, and Mr.
Saunders, Mr. Fuller and the citizen volun-
teers are to be commended for their efforts.

In addition, thank you to Sheriff Stuart Whid-
don and the Glades County Sheriff's Office
for their outstanding support of the Citizens
on Patrol program.
The C.O.P. is always looking for more
volunteers. Anyone interested in joining the
Port LaBelle C.O.P. should contact Mr. Saun-
ders at 675-6288, Mr. Fuller at 863-675-1967
or e-mail


Obituaries should be submitted to
the Caloosa Belle by sending e-mail to Customers may also
request photos and links to online guest
books. A link to the obituaries is available

Donald Alexander Taylor, 75
FELDA -Donald Alexander Taylor, age 75, of
Felda, passed away Nov. 20, 2009, in Sarasota.
He was born Dec. 12, 1933, in Port Washing-
ton, N.Y., to late Alexander Pittendreigh Taylor
and the late Beatrice Marie (Jones) Taylor. He
was a resident of Felda for the past forty-three
years. He joined the Felda VFD in 1994 and was
Chief since 1999.
Survivors include his wife, Jane Marie (Stovall)
Taylor of Felda; son, Donald Scott Taylor and
wife Misty of Virginia' and grandchildren. Skyler
White, Ashley Taylor, and Amber Taylor
Cremation will take place at Caloosa Cremato-
ry in LaBelle. Cremation Arrangements by Akin-
Davis Funeral Home LaBelle.

Edward Alan Paul, 64
BREMEN, Ga. -Mr. Edward Alan Paul, age
64, of Bremen, Ga., passed away Saturday, Nov.
28, 2009.
Mr. Paul was born in Cleveland, Ohio, on Oct.
16, 1945. His parents were the late Everett A.
Paul and the late Frances Lusk Paul. Mr. Paul
owned a construction company for 40 yrs and
he enjoyed developing properties. He was a de-
voted husband and father who never tired of
learning. Edward also loved talking to people
about the Bible, volunteering for Kingdom Hall
construction Droiects and disaster relief work.

Survivors include his wife, Margaret Jane Waid
Paul, to whom he was married for 43 years;
children, Stephen and his wife Tracey Paul of
Barnesville, Ga., Richard and his wife Stacey
Paul of Bremen, Rebekah and her husband Alan
Weaver of Leeds, Ala., Thomas and his wife
Paula Paul of Bremen, Abigail and her husband
Matt Bennett of Bremen, Nathan and his wife
Lesley Paul of Bremen, and Aaron and his wife
Krystal Paul of Paynesville, Liberia, Africa; sib-
lings, Elaine Sebring of Livingston, Texas, Janet
Petrowski of Perry, Ohio, Adele Stewart of East
Claridon, Ohio, Walter Paul of Douglasville, Ga.,
Lawrence Paul of Orwell, Ohio, and Jonathan
Paul of Burton, Ohio; 16 grandchildren; and a
number of other relatives.
Memorial services will be 5 p.m., Dec 4, at the
Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 1535
Lake Paradise Rd, Villa Rica, Ga.

Storyteller at Library
Willie Johns, a Seminole Tribe of Florida
"Story Teller" will be the special guest at
Barron Library on Monday, Dec. 14, at 3:30
p.m. He will be telling stories from the past
as well as introducing children to some cul-
ture of the Seminole Tribe.
All children attending will have a chance
to win door prizes. Mark your calendar now
and plan on bringing your children for this
educational event on Dec. 14 at 3:30 p.m.

Decorate museum for open
Members and supporters of the LaBelle
Heritage Museum will be in and out of the
museum located at 150 South Lee Street
throughout the day on Monday, Dec. 7, from
10 o'clock in the morning until 4 o'clock
in the afternoon putting up decorations,
including a Christmas tree, for the annual
open house scheduled for Thursday, Dec.
10, from 5 o'clock in the afternoon until 7
This year's open house was rescheduled
from the first Thursday to the second Thurs-
day to avoid conflict with the annual fund-
raiser for the Education Center of Southwest
Florida, Inc., set for Dec. 3.
Members, prospective members, sup-
porters and friends of the LaBelle Heritage
Museum are cordially invited to attend this
year's annual Open House at the Museum
on Thursday, Dec. 10.
To check on upcoming events and activi-
ties, GOOGLE "LaBelle Heritage Museum"
to be directed to the Web site, or email la- for in-

Skeet tourney planned
The Clewiston High School Criminal Jus-
tice Class and Clewiston Police Dept. Explor-
ers are sponsoring a trap/skeet shoot Satur-
day, Dec. 12, beginning at 8:30 a.m. at the
Hendry County Gun Range.
Help send the Criminal Justice class to
Washington, D.C. Enjoy open or ladies tour-
naments. Cost $50 for 50 targets.
All shooters must bring #8 shot shells,
factory loads, please.
All prices include lunch; prizes for top
three finishers and last place. There will be
a practice tower. All proceeds will benefit

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ington, D.C. and the CPD Explorers. If you
have any questions please call Det. D. Col-
burn at 863-983-1474 at the CPD or email
Make checks payable to Clewiston Po-
lice Explorers. You can send or drop of your
registration at the CPD, 205 W Ventura Ave.,
Clewiston, FL 33440. You may also register
at the range that day.

Pancake Breakfast
The Ortona Community Association will
hold its first pancake breakfast of the winter
season on Saturday, Dec. 12, from 7-9 a.m.
at the Ortona Community Hall, Ortona Road
(Highway 78A).
The all-you-can-eat breakfast includes
sausage, pancakes juice and coffee for $4.

Vroom, vroom! Santa Claus is
coming to town!
Santa will be coming to LaBelle with the
bikers tonight Dec. 3 in the Popeye's Chick-
en parking lot during bike night.
Please bring a toy for the Salvation Army.
All bikers welcome. Music, races, prizes,
vendors, 50/50 raffle.

Widows to meet
The Widows' Support Group will meet
for lunch at Flora & Ella's on Dec. 17 at 11:30
a.m. Free will offering instead of a gift ex-
change. All widows are welcome.

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Ford, Langford continue strong commitment to FFA

Ford Motor Company's 2009 commitment
includes substantial support of National FFA
events, and $1,000 collegiate scholarships
for hundreds of FFA members; Ford, with lo-
cal dealers such as Langford Ford, Inc., has
awarded 5,597 scholarships since 1997.
For the 2009-2010 school year, Langford
Ford, Inc., is sponsoring 2 Built Ford Tough
scholarshipss, helping students attend the
college of their choice.
FFA develops students' leadership, busi-
ness skills and community service in prepa-
ration for a career in agriculture, which ac-
counts for 1 out of 5 U.S. jobs.
Nov. 24, 2009 -Today, Paul Langford an-
nounced that Langford Ford, Inc., would join
Ford Motor Company in its ongoing commit-
ment to the National FFA (formerly known
as the Future Farmers of America).
Ford has committed to a thirteenth year of
the Built Ford Tough -FFA collegiate schol-
arship program, which will award $1,000
scholarships to hundreds of FFA members,
each co-sponsored by Ford Dealers like
Langford Ford, Inc.
Ford has supported the National FFA
since the first F-Series truck was introduced
in 1948, and has sponsored the Built Ford
Tough collegiate scholarship program since
1997. The program, equally funded by Ford
Motor Company and Ford dealers, has
awarded almost $5.6 million in scholarships
to FFA members.
Langford Ford, Inc., is sponsoring the Built
Ford Tough collegiate scholarship program
for LaBelle High School and Moore Haven


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High School. For the 2009-2010 school year,
they are helping 2 local students) attend the
college of their choice.
To be eligible, FFA members must submit
an online 2010 Scholarship Application at and take the required Signature
Page to Langford Ford, Inc. for the dealer
endorsement and official dealer code; thus
providing FFA members the opportunity to
meet -and thank -the dealer for their sup-
port of continuing education.
"We're pleased to be able to support the
local chapter and Ford Motor Company in
its strong commitment to the National FFA",
says Paul Langford. "All our previous schol-
arship recipients tell us how grateful they are
for the financial support and how the FFA
experience has changed their lives."
"Visit any local farm and you can see that
trucks -particularly F-Series -play an inte-
gral role in the agricultural industry," says
Paul Langford. We want to help these future
leaders succeed and become our customers
from the start of their careers to the end
just like many of their parents and grandpar-
About F-Series:
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first F-Series was introduced in 1948, Ford
has set the industry standard for strength,
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namics and style. The 2010 Ford F-150 re-
mains the most capable full-size pickup on
the market, delivering towing capability of
11,300 pounds across all cab configurations

and payload of 3,030 pounds, while deliv-
ering impressive fuel economy. Coming in
the spring of 2010, the all-new 2011 F-Series
Super Duty boasts an all-new powertrain,
led by the Ford-designed, Ford-engineered
and Ford-built 6.7 liter Power Stroken Tur-
bocharged diesel engine, which delivers sig-
nificantly improved torque and horsepower
as well as class-leading fuel economy while
maintaining best-in-class towing and pay-
load capability. The new engine also has
biodiesel compatibility up to B20.
The National FFA Organization, formerly
known as the Future Farmers of America, is
a national youth organization of 506,199 stu-
dent members -all preparing for leadership
and careers in the science, business and tech-
nology of agriculture -as part of 7,429 local
FFA chapters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and
the Virgin Islands. The National FFA Organi-
zation changed to its present name in 1988,
in recognition of the growth and diversity of
agriculture and agricultural education. The
FFA mission is to make a positive difference
in the lives of students by developing their
potential for premier leadership, personal
growth and career success through agricul-
tural education. The National FFA Organiza-
tion operates under a Federal Charter grant-
ed by the 81st Congress of the United States,
and is an integral part of public instruction in
agriculture. The U.S. Department of Educa-
tion provides leadership and helps set direc-
tion for FFA as a service to state and local
agricultural education programs. Visit www. for more information.

Holy Eucharist
Sun. 8:00 and 10:00 am
Healing Eucharist
Thur. 9:30 am
Bible Study
Thur. 10:30 am
Collingswood Pkwy
& Eucalyptus Blvd Port LaBelle

HRMC going

tobacco free

By Glenda Wilson
On Jan. 1, 2010, Hendry Regional Med-
ical Center will institute a 'no tobacco,
smoke-free' policy inside the hospital, on
all its sites and campuses, and on all asso-
ciated parking lots. Currently, employees,
medical staff and visitors must go outside
the facilities to use tobacco products, but
as the New Year begins, tobacco use will
be prohibited, both inside and out. Signs
will be posted around the hospital cam-
puses to alert visitors of the change.
A stop-smoking team, consisting of
hospital employees, began months ago
to identify and implement ways to ease
the transition for people who were using
tobacco. Craig Cudworth, hospital CEO,
says, "The new policy is the right example
for healthcare providers to set for the com-
munity. Our hospital wants to provide an
appropriate healthcare environment."
The Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention estimates that each year nearly
one in five U.S. deaths result from tobacco
use, and statistics show that approximate-
ly $150 billion is spent each year in health-
care for smokers.
The hospital is offering free smoking
cessation classes. Call David Theroux,
Cardiopulmonary Director, at 863-902-
3051 for information for schedules.

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Assembly of God 'Kids Have Talent'
The children of LaBelle Assembly Sunday school and youth departments are
putting on a variety Christmas program entitled "LaBelle Assembly of God Kids
have Talent." Children from age 6-19 will be sharing their talents along with
the Christmas story. The children will be sharing Christmas music as well as
personally invented instruments like a trashcan band. Everyone is invited to at-
tend Sunday, Dec. 13, at 11 a.m. LaBelle Assembly of God, is located on Fraser
Avenue (across from Edward A.Upthegrove elementary school). For more infor-
mation call 675-0900.

Church Briefs

Hear Cowboy gospel
Welcome Cowboy's Gospel Dec. 8 at
7 p.m. Gospel music, singing and Kelvin
Townsand preaching.

Come to Cowboy church
Thursday, Dec. 10, at 6 p.m. food and fel-
lowship at Cowboy Church Hand and Hand
Ministries of Palmdale. At 7 p.m. gospel mu-
sic and the word. Pastor for this month will
be Pastor Paul Harris from Moore Haven, a
fine and dedicated pastor of the word. This
will be our Christmas dinner we will be cel-
ebrating, so all are welcome. We are located
on the corner of Fifth and Main at the Palm-
dale Community Building. Call 863-612-0640
for information.

Helping hands for Christmas
Marcia's Helping Hands Mission is pre-
paring for Christmas Project. Last year this
mission gave away 2,000 packages to fami-
lies that had not been able to otherwise have
a Christmas.

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This year we are asking for you help in
bringing local families some joy the Christ-
mas Season. There will be collection box
placed at Family Eye Care and Carlson Me-
morial UMC. For items such as clothes, toys,
shoes, socks, coloring books, crayons and
candy. If you would like to send in a mon-
etary donations please send it to Marcia's
Helping Hands Mission at 3531 Ft. Adams
Ave. LaBelle FL 33935.If you require addi-
tional information please don't hesitate to
contact Marcia Carter at (863) 675-8607.

Yard sale
Come to the yard sale at Oak Grove Holi-
ness Church, 321 S. Elm St. 7 a.m.- noon for
the Children's Church fund Dec. 5.

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.

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HCSO toy drive ongoing

Hendry County Sheriff Steve Whidden
has coordinated a Sheriff's Office Christmas
Toy Drive continuing through December 18,
Jim Leathers, of Leather's Bus & Equip-
ment and Chance's Towing, has donated the
use of one of their semi-trailers to store the
donated items.
Those wanting to help may either make
a cash donation for the purchase of toys or
drop off unwrapped toys/items at the Sher-
iff's Office in LaBelle or at the Clewiston
The items collected will then be distrib-

uted to non-profit organizations in Hendry
According to Hendry County Sheriff,
Steve Whidden, "We want families and chil-
dren to understand that law enforcement of-
ficers and the people of this community care
about them and that they will not be lost in
the shuffle or forgotten.
"We want to do what we can for those
that are suffering during these difficult eco-
nomic times and play a part in making a
positive impact on those less fortunate in
our community."

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High schoolers experience 'A Day in the Life of a Nurse'

by Glenda Wilson
On Friday, Nov. 13, fifty students from
Clewiston and Moore Haven High Schools
looked beyond graduation and into a career
of nursing, when they participated in a "Day
in the Life of a Nurse," a nursing interaction
and observation program held each year at
Hendry Regional Medical Center.
David McClusky, education assistant, co-
ordinated the day's activities with a goal to
inspire students to pursue a nursing career

and provide them with a glimpse of impor-
tant and varied tasks that nurses perform.
Pam Redondo, the hospital's Chief Nurs-
ing Officer, kicked off the event as the first
speaker of the day. Other Hendry Regional
registered nurses who presented to the
group included Sharon Murphy (Infection
Control and OR Manager), Cynthia Drapal
(Emergency Room and CCU Manager), and
Joe Horn (Medical/Surgical Manager and Pa-
tient Safety Officer).

Nursing recruiters, Dr. Susan Holland
(from Edison State College) and Dr. Carol
Alexander (from Palm Beach State College)
also took part in the program and encour-
aged the students to steer towards a career
in nursing, as they provided them with the
why's, when's and how's of the profession.
One of the day's highlights was the land-
ing of the Aeromed helicopter (based in
LaBelle) from Tampa General Hospital and
a presentation provided by its flight nurse,

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Students got a first hand look at the world of nursing on Nov. 13, including a date with an Aeromed helicopter.

Dan Kresge, RN EMT Paramedic.
All "Day in the Life of a Nurse" partici-
pants were provided with scholarship pack-
ages, and some even revealed that the day's
experience had helped to seal their deci-
sions in moving forward with their interests
in the nursing industry. At the end of the day,
the high school students left with a new un-
derstanding and knowledge of the nursing

Gomez graduates

at Fort Benning

Army Pvt. Martin M. Gomez has gradu-
ated from basic infantry training at Fort Ben-
ning, Columbus, Ga.
During the nine weeks of training, the
soldier received training in drill and ceremo-
nies, weapons, map reading, tactics, military
courtesy, military justice, physical fitness,
first aid, and Army history, core values and
Additional training included develop-
ment of basic combat skills and battlefield
operations and tactics, and experiencing use
of various weapons and weapons defenses
available to the infantry crewman.
He is the son of Melissa Gomez of La-
Belle. Gomez is a 2009 graduate of LaBelle
High School.


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* Furnished 3BR/2BA on
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* 4BR/2BA M/H on
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* 3BR/2BA doublewide
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* 4 BD/2 BA home on
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* Immaculate 2BR/2BA
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* 3BR/2BA on 2.5 acs in
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* Development potential
8.2+/- ac high density
future land use.
* 1.15 +/- acs commercial
property w/Cowboy Way
frontage. $575,000.
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* Horse lovers welcome! 4/2.5 on 3.24+/- in
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* Corporated owned! Geoous, needs a little
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* Corporate owned! 3/2 CBS home on
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* Corporate owned! 32 on .49+/- in Lehght
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* Corporate owned! 2/1 condo located in
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10+/- acres is very well kept. Features a warm
comfortable living room w/gas fireplace, spa-
cious kitchen, front & real covered porches.
* Immaculate 4/2 on 9.54 acres. Spacious liv-
ing room, family room w/fireplace, large mas-
ter suite, lots, lots of more. $159,900.
* Country living at its best! 3/2 on 2.30+/-
acres outside city of LaBelle. Over spacious
kitchen & master bath. New carpet through out
home, $149,900.
* 3/2 manufactured home on 4+/- acres in
Muse. Partially cleared and fenced. $145,000.
* Relax the rural way! Situated on 1.25 acs in
growing Montura, beautiful new 2006 3/2
manufactured home. SEILER FINANCING
AVAILABLE! $129,900
* 4/2 on 10+/- acres in Pioneer Plantation.
With 2,356+/- sq. ft. of living area, spacious liv-

ing room with fireplace. $112,500.
* Two for the price of one on 1 ac. 3/2 well
maintained manufactured home + a 2/2 man-
ufactured home. $100,000
* Want country living without the long drive
to the city? Get the best of both worlds with
this 3BRV2BA home on 2.29+/- acres on Case
Road. $97,000.
SCorporate ow i aculate manufac-
tured holme i aVle of LaBelle.
$95,100, C N A T
* Immaculate 3/2 located in City of LaBelle on
oversized lot, features woodlike flooring and
carpet, master hath has tiled shower, overspa.
cious kitchen and much much more. Priced to
sell at $69,900.
* Let's make a deal! 3/2 home features built in
cabinets, large master bath, spacious kitchen,
and plenty of elbow rcom. Outside you will
find a fenced yard and storage shed. $69,000
* 4/2 manufactured home located in
Immokalee near schools and shopping.
* Affordable starter 3/1.5 on corer 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 T.C will bring this
one a long way. $27,521.
Call about our teant land!
* 2.72+/- partially fenced acreage in Muse.
* .29 +/- acre in Belmont S/D. Priced to sell at
only $42,000. Possible seller financing.
* Buy now, build later Nice city lot in Belmont
subdivision. $35,000.
* Nice 1.25+/- ac. in Montura $8,000.
* Call about our Port LaBelle lots!
* Prime 20+/- ac potential commercial parcd
located near West Glades Elem. in Muse &just
minutes away from laBelle. $3.50 per sq ft.
* Invest now huild later Corner lot outside
city limits near town. $100,000.

$29,000 3/2 in the city
limits, needs TLC. Bank
Foreclosure Sold As Is.
$59,000 3/2 in Ortona
$64,900 New MH on 1/2
ac off SR29
$69,900 4/2 on 2 Ac.
Foreclosure, Sold As Is -
Over 2,000 sq. ft. built in
$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 /2 Ac, Seller Motivated.
REDUCED! $119,000 -
3/2 on 2 '2 Ac Recent
Updates 1436 Sq Ft.
$125,000 Newer 3/2 on a
nicely located 5 ac. parcel
in Muse.
$150,000 3/2 on 6 Ac,
Marshall Field Rd. Seller
$375,000- 3/2 on 30 Ac in
Muse, Oaks, Creek, &
Great Pasture.
$39,000 Well main-
tained Country Village
$69,000 2/2 Great
Starter in Port LaBelle.
$69,000 3/2 in town, cor-
ner lot.
$74,000 2/2 in Port
LaBelle, large porch.
$79,900 Newer 3/2, built
in 2005, Short Sale.
$125,000 CBS 3/2 w/2
car garage on 2 ac, Short
$129,000 3/2 Modular,
Make Offer.
$157,500 3/2 in Laurel
Oaks, needs TLC, Seller
$169,00 Dl)en ion
smnnaln dtrlocat-
ing. vvC nv ,
$179,900 4/2 in Muse
Country Cabin on 2+ Ac.
$225,000 3/2 in Gated
Riverbend Estates, Seller
says Make Offer.
$299,000 Country home
on 5 Ac. many updates,
newer roof, over 2,00( sq.
ft. & 2 car garage.
$459,000 3/2 Upgrades
adorn CBS Country Pool
Home w/outbuildings, rid-
ing arena, 13 Ac.
$119,000 1/2 Acre
Commercial Lot on lavis
$199,000 Vacant 2 ac. on
SR 80,just west of town
$249,P-a tiMaI. It.
hang L iE cess.
$269,000 State Road 80
Corner '/z Ac, B-I w/bill-
board income.
$395,000 I ac on Main

St., busy downtown loca-
tion w/older bldg.
$395,000 4800 Sq. Ft.
Steel Bldg. on fenced I Ac
Industrial, Short Sale.
$399,000 4.5Ac, 2400
Steel Bldg Industrial,
Possible Lease Option.
REDUCED $399,000 -
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 zoning.
$675,000 5 Ac +/-
Industrial. Will split,
Cleared & Filled, Seller
$55,000 2/2 MH in River
Oaks/Ortona, now water-
$159,000 Over I ac. on
the main river, 1F Denaud
$189,000 Manufac-tured
home on I ac., Ortona
$192,500 Old Ft.
Denaud 1 Ac.
$199,000 Hidden
Hammock I Ac w/dock.
$395,000 High Elevation
with long views, 5 Ac.
$389,000 3/2 Super CBS
River Home w/pool on
Oxbow w/dock on double
$499,000 Eagle Point
IAc Deep Water &
Protteted Harbor w/ Lg
$425,000 3/4 in Ft.
Denaud on 2.6+/- ac with
228 it. riverfront.
$695,000 Spectacular 7
Ac Pasture w/Oaks, 500 Ft
on the River, Below
$1,55 / state
Homi LD IFt on
the l ver, voub e bock,
Really Private.
$4,900 Moore Haven
Yacht Club lot
$5,900 Port Labelle
Lots, Seller financing
$9,900 Mobile home
lots, south of town
$13,500 1.25 Ac in
Montura Ranches
$49,000 2.2 Ac Rural
Residential Fenced
$65,000 4.2 ac. on
Fernwood. Great buy!
$69,000 Estate
Homesite in Oak Haven.
2 ac with great oaks.
$83,000 6.5 Ac Very
Private, F RD
$100,000 2.5 Ac Hwy 27,
$125,000 Ft Denaud
Acres, 8 ac. private loca-
$495,000 Development
Potential Platted lots on
16+/- Ac.

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

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December 3, 2009

Caloosa Belle

Community Briefs

Catch special guest at boat
parade event Dec. 12
Dec. 12 the Annual Christmas Lighted
Boat Parade will be floating by the park.
Special Guest, Gioia Bruno from Expose'
will be singing and joining in the Christmas
caroling! Gioia has given her time to us for
the benefit of the animals. Venders and the
concession stand will be open and serving a
delicious assortment of Christmas Cookies n
snacks and hot Chili n Hot Dogs, coffee, hot
chocolate, cold drinks. Proceeds from the
concession go directly to the care of animals
at the Caloosa Humane Society!

Foster and adoptive parents
are needed
The Children's Network of Southwest
Florida will hold an orientation on "How to
Become a Foster Parent/Adoptive Parent" on
Dec. 8, Dept. of Children and Families, 485 E.
Cowboy Way, from 6-7 p.m.
Children's Network of Southwest Florida
serves as the lead agency to oversee foster
care and adoption services in Collier, Lee,
Hendry and Glades counties. Children's Net-
work of Southwest Florida has partnered
with Family Preservation Service, Lutheran
Services Florida and the Florida Baptist Chil-
dren's Home to recruit more foster families
on the five-county region. For those inter-
ested in becoming foster/adoptive parents,
please call 1-800-FAMILY (1-800-893-2645)
or send an e-mail to

The Glades County School Board
Held A Reorganizational Meeting On
November 17, 2009 And Established The
Following Meeting Schedule:
A Regular Meeting Will Be Held
On December 8, 2009 at 9:00a.m.
Beginning In January, 2010
The Regular Meeting Schedule Will
Resume With Regular Meetings Being
Held On The Second Thursday At
6:00p.m. And The Fourth Thursday At
9:00am. In The Glades County School
BoardMeeting Room
400 10th Street, SW
Moore Haven, Florida

Nee Homeowners

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Agency Manager

Call Farm Bureau
An "A" Rated

413 Hwy 80
LaBelle, FL
863 675-2535

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Give a memory for Christmas
Derek's Detailing is hoping to give back to
the community this Christmas. Please bring
an unwrapped gift or $10 to the shop at 283
S. Bridge St., any Sunday from 10 am.-3 p.m.
Toys collected will be delivered to local kids
in need on Christmas.

Breakfast with Santa
Breakfast with Santa will take place Satur-
day, Dec. 12, from 8-11 a.m. at the American
Legion Post 130, 699 Hickpochee Ave. Pan-
cakes, sausage, juice, milk or coffee. Free
for children 8 and under, $3 for parents and
children over age 8. Be the first to let Santa
know what you want for Christmas. Receive
a small gift while they last. Bring your cam-
era to take a picture. Elves, balloons and fun.
Hosted by Auxiliary Unit 130.

Come to Breakfast Buffet
Hosted by American Legion Auxiliary
Unit 130. Breakfast Buffet on Sunday, Dec.

$15,000 HANDYMANS DREAM located
in the Historical Distric of Sebring. This 2/1
has great potential. Third party approval
required on all offers. 200923035

$45000 THIS 3 2 OFFERS the master
suite upstairs for added privacy Great home
located in Lehigh Acres. Third party
approval required on all offers. 200942906

OFFERS for this motivated seller. Great
looking 3/2 2006 manufactured home with
952 sq ft. 200814039

6, from 8-11 a.m. Menu of scrambled eggs,
bacon, sausage, home fries, grits, sausage
gravy, chip beef, biscuits, pancakes, coffee
and juice. All you can eat for $6. Public wel-
come. Located on 699 Hickpoochee Ave (SR

Come to Brunch Buffet
Hosted by American Legion Auxiliary
Unit 130 a Brunch Buffet Sunday, Dec. 20,
from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Menu: scrambled eggs,
bacon, sausage, potatoes, French toast,
sliced ham and turkey, soup, fruit salad,
rolls, condiments, coffee and tea. All you can
eat tor $7. Public Welcome. Located at 699
Hickpochee Ave. (SR 80) LaBelle.

Come to Roast Beef Dinner
Hosted by American Legion Auxiliary
Unit 130, a roast beef dinner on Wednesday,
Dec. 16, from 5-7 p.m. Menu: roast beef,
baked potato, green beans, roll, coffee and
tea. $6. Desert available $1. Public Welcome.
Located at 699 Hickpochee Ave. (SR 80).

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 roof.

$64000 THIS VERY SPACIOUS 4 bed-
room 3 bath home on half acre located in
Lehigh Acres needs a new owner. All offers
require 3rd party approval. 200910188

SLIP BUY YOU. This 2 story 3/2/2 home
offers over 2000 sq. ft of living area and sits
on a half acres. Third Party approval
required on all offers. 200945075

$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 & roof over
screened patio. Located in a quite neighbor-

$225000 3/2 POOL HOME located on
2.38 acres in Ft. Denaud Acres. Plenty of
room for the whole family, animals and hob-
bies. This one is a must see! 200911131

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* A VERY WELL KEPT HOME on a very well kept property!
This 3/2 home is located on a paved road, with a paved drive-
way, the 2.5 acres is completely fenced with two outbuildings
a large screened porch and more! $75,000

* VERY NICE GROUND FLOOR 2/2 CONDO only steps away
from the Port LaBelle Marina & The Port LaBelle Inn &
Restaraunt. With tile in all living areas, carpet in bedrooms,
screened lanai, solid surface counter tops, and much more.

* A BEAUTIFUL 2.34+/- ACRE PROPERTY on a cul de sac, just
off of Hwy 80 & horses and other livestock are welcome! Easy
access to Ft. Myers & 175 but with a country lifestyle. The
home is almost new and in great condition! Crown molding,
upgrade flooring & light figures, a spacious kitchen, a master
bath with dual sinks, garden tub and much more. $159,900

* BLISSFUL SECLUSION... Natural landscape frames custom
pool in large intimate backyard of this striking 3 bedroom 2
bath home. Lush 1+/- acre lot on private drive located dose to
middle school and town yet secluded. SHORT SALE! $185,000
BLUE HERON CALLS..... and your canoe glides over tranquil
Bee Branch to your private dock just steps from the oak shad-
ed deck of the dream house you will build! 1/2 acre in a fabu-
lous established one way in and one way out neighborhood.
* 5 FENCED ACRES IN PIONEER ready for your home! With a
well, fencing and other improvements in place, this is a prop-
erty that you do not want to pass up. $95,000
* 7.52 +/-ACRES ON MARSHALL FIELD ROAD Country setting
yet dose to town. Approximately 350 +/- feet of paved road
frontage. Horses welcome, partial fencing, beautiful oak trees.
Excellent homesite, up front near road for easy accessibility or
in back for privacy $135,000
TY! Located in prestigious Port LaBelle Ranchettes and deed
restricted for single family residences only One of the few
places on the river that you can have horses (1 horse per acre
allowed). Property has been feared, graded and seeded ready
for your home! $250,000

CRLL 863-675-4500
Sherri Denning Licensed Real Estate Broker
Associates: Tony Barnes, Emily A. Bates
Cindi Beer, Paula Blanco, Cr. -i- P n. I isa
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Caloosa Belle December 3, 2009

Community Briefs

Free computer class
Each Monday morning at 10 a.m., 11 a.m.
and noon Pastor Avery teaches a one-hour
computer class. For beginners and people
interested typing, photo editing, movie mak-
ing, E-mailing and searching the web. Com-
puters are provided for the class or if the stu-
dent has a laptop they can bring their own.
This is a hands-on class. Just bring a note
pad and pen. To reserve a place call (863)
675-0900. LaBelle Assembly of God is lo-
cated at 123 Fraser Avenue (across from the
Edward Upthegrove Elementary School)

Claim lost animals
If you have lost a horse in Montura or an
African tortoise in the LaBelle area. please
contact he Hendry County Sheriff's Office at

Salvation Army seeks holiday
bell ringing volunteers
The Salvation Army LaBelle is looking for
volunteers for its annual Christmas Kettle
Campaign. Individuals, groups or organiza-
tions are needed to ring the bells for one day
in 10 one hour slots. Please call 863-674-
1441. The campaign runs through Dec. 24.
Also, please sponsor a family for a Christ-
mas Gifts or Food Box please stop by or call
863-674-1441. They anticipate a huge need
in our area this year.

Mini health fairs planned
Collingswood Apt's -Thursday, Dec. 10
at 9 a.m. 4001 Collingswood Parkway, La-
belle, Fla. Ace HH #:299991018. Open to
the Public.
LaBelle Commons Thursday, Dec. 10 at
10 a.m. 284 Bryan Ave., Ace HH License #:
299991018. Open to the Public.
L.J. Nobles Senior Center, Thursday, Dec.
10 at 11 a.m. 475 East Cowboy Way. Ace HH
License #: 299991018. Open to the Public.
Maple Corner, Thursday, Dec. 10 at 1:30
p.m. 3750 State Road 29 South. Ace HH Li-
cense #: 299991018. Open to the Public.

Christmas Trees are here!
LHS Key Club tree sales are ongoing.
Trees sales are manned on Sundays from
noon-7 p.m., Monday -Fridays from 3-7
p.m., and on Saturdays from 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
You can always purchase your tree during
normal Thrift Store hours, Monday-Friday
as early as 9 a.m., but there is no trimming

LHS '60s reunion
If you graduated from or attended LHS
from 1959-69 please mark the weekend of
March 12-14, 2010, on your calendar for a
multi-class reunion. If you would like to help
plan or need more information, please call
Sue at 863-675-4803 or Jayne at 863-517-

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Holiday food tips from Hendry,

Glades Health Department

by Pat Dobbins
The Hendry and Glades County Health
Departments would like to emphasize the
importance of safe food
preparation as well as safe
food storage this holiday
Proper food handling
and proper cooking can
reduce the risks of food-
borne illnesses.
Additionally, we should
all wash our hands and Pat Dobbins
clean all food preparation
areas (as well as utensils) before and after
preparing food to reduce the spread of bac-
teria and other germs.
"The Department of Health promotes
the importance of safe food preparation
and storage techniques year-round, but we
encourage Floridians to refresh their knowl-
edge of food safety during the holiday sea-
son," said State Surgeon General Ana M.
Viamonte Ros, M.D., M.P.H.
"For health and safety reasons, foods
should be cooked thoroughly and leftovers
should be stored properly."
Reduce the risk of contracting food-borne
illnesses by following these tips:
Avoid improper food storage, which
can be a result of inadequate refrigeration
temperature or hot holding temperature.

on Sunday and join us for
Brunch only $12.99 includes
coffee and tea

Enjoy Happy Hour Daily
4-6pm and entertainment
every Saturday night

You can choose from our
Grill Menu or a Finer Dining
Menu in Olivia's Casual
Dining Room

I Saturday

Night Only
Dining menu Buy 1 Get 1
Meal 1/2 price.
SMust be $15 value or more
I 1 per customer *i' "
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Safe refrigeration temperature is less than
41 degrees Fahrenheit and safe hot hold-
ing temperature is greater than 140 degrees
Keep uncooked meats away from other
foods to avoid cross contamination.
Cook food thoroughly. For example, a
whole turkey should be cooked at an oven
temperature of 325 degrees Fahrenheit until
every part reaches an internal temperature
of 165 degrees Fahrenheit as identified by a
meat thermometer.
Wash your hands and fingernails com-
pletely and thoroughly.
Clean and sanitize all cutting utensils,
countertops and serving areas.
The Florida Department of Health
(FDOH) promotes, protects and improves
the health of all people in Florida. For more
information about food safety, please visit
the following website:

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Craft Show/Flea Market
2250 State Rd 80 W.,
LaBelle. Thurs., Dec 10th
8:30am 12:30pm.
Lunch at 11:00 a.m.
For a table call Theo
@ (863)674-0622

Huge Yard Sale Col-
lector Tins & Baskets.
Stuffed animals, Christ-
mas decor, Beanie ba-
bies. Great Deals! 4038
South Edgewater. Sat -
Sun 8am till ? For more
info call 675-4328

Shop Hwy 29 across
Porterfileds, Dec 4 & 5,
8 AM till ??. Childs
scooter & car xmas tv's
furniture airless sprayer
lumber 6x16 trailer
tools much more

Moving Sale
1227 Nobles Rd
Sat Dec 5th 7:30 til ?
Furniture, knic knacs,
computer, microwave,
Kitchen items, toys
and lots more

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go to

Experience required.
FT position. Fax resume
to 863-675-7048 or
call 239-229-1633

Driver, Class B CDL with
tanker endorsement.
Excellent pay. 675-0636

Part-Time, 20 hours a
week (2 nights), licensed
a plus.
RiverBend Motorcoach
Call Tony 863-612-2027
Ext 3020

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go to

Cozy 3b/lb cottage
home in town. $600/mo.
plus security dep. Avail.
immed. (863)673-0066 or

Grab a bargain from your
neighbor's garage, attic,
basement or closet in
today's classified.

Cozy 3b/lb cottage
home in town. $600/mo.
plus security dep. Avail.
immed. (863)673-0066 or
Spacious 4b/2b home in
town. $900/mo. plus se-
curity dep. Avail. 12/1.
(863)673-0066 or

2 for the price of 1
Sign up Special

439 W Hwy 80 LaBelle, FL

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go to

Wanted gas stove in
good condition.

For more listings,
go to

LARGE 1 BR furn. apt.
on Hall St. S., LaBelle. 5
mins. from shop., banks
& Courthouse. Inclds all
utils, W/D, Direct TV.
$800/mo. 239-370-8532


Mira Verde Apartments

Looking for Agricultural Workers.

Come in and ask about our free rent specials
& reduced rent on select apartments.

Security Deposit as low as $132.50
For qualified applicants.

We are waiting for you to come home.
So, come in before our specials run out.

863-675-3339 6760 Santa Fe North
Corner of Cowboy Way & Cedarwood
Pkwy. Or call for directions.

3/2 gated 1.5 acre $400
deposit, $700 month
2br, 2 full ba, 1 car gar-
age. Very nice & clean.
No pets. $650/mo
(863)675-0943 or

Grab a bargain from your
neighbor's garage, attic,
basement or closet in
today's classified.
nice location, recently
remodeled, $550 mo.
LABELLE 3br/2ba, w/in
city limits. $650/mo +
1st, last, sec. & ref.
Non-smoking env.,
fenced yard.
Rent, 3br, 2ba, 2 car
garage, $74,900 or best
offer (239)860-8582
Off Kirby Thompson Rd
lbr/lba nice cabin, 20
manicured acres oaks.
$750 mo. 239-462-2158
lbr, (863)675-5968 or
(863)221-2944. Margaret
Barber Real Estate

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

A Load & Lock
5775 SR 80 LaBelle, FL
Alarmed Units Security
Cameras Outside Storage
Mobile Storage 5x5 up to
10x30 Units A/C Units
Penske Truck Rentals
Bring this ad and
receive $50 off
first months rent

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for sale, 4BR/2BA,
$109,900 or best offer.
Call 239-986-9395

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Hendry County, Florida (the "County") hereby provides notice, pursuant to
Section 197.3632(3)(a), Florida Statutes, of its intent to use the uniform
method of collecting non-ad valorem special assessments to be levied within
the Banyan Village area, Port LaBelle Plat Units 10-13, within the unincorpo-
rated area of the County for capital costs associated with construction of
water lines for Banyan Village and service assessments for maintenance of
such water lines commencing with the Fiscal Year beginning on October 1,
2010, and continuing each year until discontinued by the County. The
County will consider the adopbon of a resolution electing to use the uniform
method of collecting such assessments authorized by Section 197.3632,
Florida Statutes, at a public hearing to be held at 5:00 p.m. on December 8,
2009, in the Commission Room, Clewiston City Hall, 115 West Ventura Ave-
nue, Clewiston, Florida. Such resolution will state the need for the levy and
will contain a legal description of the boundaries of the real property subject
to the levy. Copies of the proposed form of resolution, which contains the
legal description of the real property subject to the levy, are on file at the
County Administrator's Office, 165 S. Lee Street, LaBelle, Florida. All inter-
ested persons are invited to attend.
In the event any person decides to appeal any decision by the County
with respect to any matter relabng to the consideration of the resolution at
the above-referenced public hearing, a record of the proceeding may be
needed and in such an event, such person may need to ensure that a ver-
babm record of the public hearing is made, which record includes the tesb-
mony and evidence on which the appeal is to be based. In accordance with
the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommoda-
bon or an interpreter to participate in this proceeding should contact the
County Clerk at (863) 675-5217, seven days days prior to the date of the
Janet B. Taylor, Chairwoman
338723 CGS/CB 11/12,19,26;12/03/09


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Notice is hereby given that the Port
LaBelle Utility Advisory Board will
hold a meeting Wednesday, Decem-
ber 9, 2009, at 2:00 PM., at the
Hendry County Courthouse, 25 East
Hickpoochee Avenue, Commission
Chambers, LaBelle, Flonda. The
meeting is open to the public. The
meeting site is accessible by the
If a person decides to appeal any
decision made with respect to any
matter considered at this meeting,
he/she will need a record of the pro-
ceedings, and that, for such pur-
pose, he/she may need to ensure
that a verbatim record of the pro-
ceedings is made, which record in-
cludes the testimony and evidence
upon which the appeal is to be
Port LaBelle Advisory Committee
Geoge Davis
339974 CB/CN 12/3/09

Reading a newspaper
helps you understand
the world around you.
No wonder newspaper
readers are more suc-
cessful people!

Notice is hereby given that the
review/ranking committee for RFP
2010-06, Hendry County Grant
Administration Services/Project
Delivery Services for CDBG 2008
Disaster Recovery Funding Initia-
tive, will meet from 3:00 pm to
4:00 pm Monday, December 7,
2009, at the Hendry County Ad-
ministrative Office Small Confer-
ence Room A114, located at 165
S. Lee Street, LaBelle, FL, 33935.
The meeting site is accessible by
the disabled.
If a person decides to appeal
any decision made by the Board
with respect to any matter consid-
ered at such meebng or hearing,
he/she will need a record of the
proceedings, and that, for such
purpose, he/she may need to en-
sure that a verbatim record of the
proceedings is made, which
record includes the testimony and
evidence upon which the appeal is
to be based.
Janet B. Taylor, Chairwoman
Hendry County
340502 CB/CN 12/3/09

How do you find a job
in today's competi-
tive market? In the
employment section
of the classified

Caloosa Belle December 3, 2009

The Area Housing Commission of
Clewiston, LaBelle and Hendry
County will hold the Regular Monthly
Meetng on Thursday, December 3,
2009 at 5:00 PM. at The Greentree
South Community Center at LaBelle,
Flonda, Hendry County.
The purpose of the meeting is to
conduct the general business and
consider any other matter that may
be brought before the Housing Com-
mission. Any person or persons
wishing to appeal any decision made
at such meeting must ensure that a
verbatm 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."
340490 CB/CN 12/3/09
Shop from a gift catalog
that's updated regulaly:
the classified.
Your new home could be
in today's paper. Have
you looked for it?
Join all the people who
say, "I sold it in the
It's never too late to find
the perfect gift. Look
for it in the classified.
When you want some-
thing sold, advertise in
the classified.
Your next job could be
in today's classified.
Did you look for it?
The classified are the
most successful sales-
person in town.
Love the earth Recycle
your used items by
selling them in the
Buying a car? Look in
the classified. Selling
a car? Look in the
How fast can your car
go? It can go even
faster when you sell
it in the classified.
A vacancy has occurred on the
Board of Supervisors of the Port
LaBelle Community Development
District. The remaining Board is
authorized to appoint a successor
to the Board to fill the vacancy
for the remainder of the term.
Applicants are sought for the po-
sition and must be a resident of
the District. Applications should
be submitted no later than 2:00
P.M., 1/20/2010. Interested per-
sons should submit a letter of in-
terest stating their background
and experience.
Submit to:
Board of Supervisors
Port LaBelle Community
Development District
P.O. Box 1605
LaBelle, FL 33975
Get a quick response to
any item you may be sell-
ing with a classified ad.
When doing those chores
is doing you in, it's time
to look for a helper in
the classified.
Looking for a place to
hang your hat? Look
no further than the
One man's trash is
another man's treas-
ure. Turn your trash
to treasure with an
ad in the classified.

Sports Shorts

Attention shooters
Come join the fun at the Hendry County
Gun Range Wednesday and Saturday morn-
ings. Shoot trap or skeet for $4 per 24 tar-
gets. If you like night shooting come join the
Caloosa Sports Shooters and shoot under
the lights on Thursdays. For more informa-
tion contact Dave Alexander at 675-0500.
Caloosa Sports Shooters will be glad to
work with non-profit organizations for fund-
raisers at the range.

Sports network launched
Youth, adult recreation leagues, and
sports teams in the LaBelle area now have
an exciting online sports page and resource
they can call their own., LaBelle Sports Net-
work. The web address is: http://fl.newszap.
Team representatives can post their
schedules, game stories, statistics, standings
and photos on dedicated web pages on the
site. Each league or team will be provided a
username and password so they can update
anytime, from anywhere they have internet
access. In addition to appearing on the Web
site, selected league and team information
will be collected and published in the Ca-
loosa Belle print editions.
The site can support virtually any sports
or team activity, including schools.
Community Sports Desk representative
Renee Hawley will demonstrate to each
league or team representative how easy it
is to submit information and provide infor-
mation on how participation on the LaBelle
Sports Network can provide a financial ben-
efit to leagues and teams using the site. A
percentage of Web advertising sales on the
site will go back to the participating teams
and leagues. Contact Renee Hawley by e-
mail at rhawley@communitysportsdesk.
cor. Or call her toll free at 888-853-7904. To
advertise on the site, contact Judy Kasten at
863-763-3134 or by email at jkasten@strato.

Public hog hunt coming up
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conserva-
tion Commission announces a notice of
intent to issue permits for the purpose of
controlling the feral hog population and pro-
tecting the ecological values on the Fisheat-
ing Creek Wildlife Management Area, West
of US 27.
Permits will be issued for two hog control
hunts, time periods; Dec. 18-20, and Dec.
25-27. Twenty-five permits will be issued for
each hog control period. Permits will be is-
sued on a first-come, first-serve basis to indi-
viduals 16 years of age or older. Permits will
only be distributed at the Fisheating Creek
WMA check-station at the FEC Campground
located on US Highway 27 in Palmdale, on
Saturday, Dec. 12, beginning at 10 a.m. Per-
mitees will be allowed to take wild hogs
with no size or bag limit. The use of dogs for
capturing or taking hogs is prohibited. Fire-
arms will be limited to a shotgun with #1
Buckshot or larger.
For additional information you may con-
tact the Fisheating Creek WMA office at 863-

2009 LHS Golf Team
The Cowgirls Golf team finished 5-5-1 this year, but managed to be eligible to play in the regional tour-
nament. The girls played against some highly skilled golfers at the Imperial Golf Course in Naples.
Pictured from left: Savannah Smith, Senior, Caroline Cottrell, Freshman, Annalicia Cavazos,Senior,
Bobbie Spratt, Coach, K. C. Lynn, Senior, Courtney Deamer, Senior, Suzanna Talada, Freshman, and
Trisha Donaldson, Freshman. Not pictured Lizzy N. Miller, Assistant Coach.

Local boys compete in regional hockey

Caleb Stitt, a fourth grader at
Country Oaks Elementary School,
and Naeem Prater are heading to
compete in the Silversticks Regional
Squirt A Hockey Qualifier in Hunts-
ville, Alabama this week. The Silver
Sticks Tournament will host teams
from many states hoping to win re-
gionally and then head to the Silver-
sticks International Tournament in
Canada in January 2010. Caleb has
played for three seasons with the
Florida Eels Squirt A Team out of the
Fort Myers Skatium. He is an A Honor
Roll student and the Treasurer of the
Scholars Club at his school. Naeem
has played in recreational and travel
hockey with the Florida Eels and is a
first year Squirt player.
Over Thanksgiving weekend, The
Florida Eels played in the Gulf Coast
Flames Thanksgiving Tournament in
Ellenton, Florida. They finished as
runners-up for the Squirt A Division.
The Florida Eels played teams from
Georgia and Florida. They used this
tournament to prepare for a run at

Silversticks this week.
The Florida Eels coaches have
high praise for their players. Head
Coach Craig Niland says, "Caleb is
a determined, hard working player
both on and off the ice. He takes the
game to heart and gives it his all."
Assistant Coach Brian Butland runs
the defense for the Eels and states,
"Caleb Stitt is in his final year with
Florida Eels Squirt A team and he is
one of the smartest defensemen we
have. We can rely on him and his
linemate James Rowe to lead the
defensemen and be prepared for
every game week in and week out.
Naeem is a first year Squirt and one
of our most improved defenseman
on the team."
The boys hope to win their divi-
sion and head to Sarnia, Ontario, to
compete in the finals with Canadien
and American teams. You can fol-
low the Florida Eels Squirt A team at

Caleb Stitt

Submitted photo

Submitted photo
Naeem Prater

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Caloosa Belle

COE Colts Conserve

adopts African lion

The members of Colts Conserve at Coun-
try Oaks Elementary are proud to announce
that they have adopted an African Lion
named Isis. Isis will continue to reside at
the Brookfield Zoo in Chicago, Illinois, with
her mate, Zenda. The zoo has a program
called Share the Care, which allows citizens
to donate money to aid in caring for specific
animals at the zoo. A portion of the fee also
goes toward education of endangered spe-
cies as well as care for these creatures still
in the wild.
The students were sent a photograph of
Isis, an informational sheet describing her
personally, and facts and information on Af-

rican Lions in general. The student members
of Colts Conserve have learned a great deal
about African Lions, endangered species,
and what children can do to help conserve
our wildlife.
Colts Conserve is a club that is in its sec-
ond year for third, fourth, and fifth grade
students at COE. Their mission is to educate
and involve students in conservation issues
that make a difference to our planet. Stu-
dents are continuing lots of recycling and
education projects from last year as well as
planning for many new exciting things this

Submitted photo/MaryLee Baker

UES November Students of the Month
Row 1, from left: Rhett Conly, Cal Walker, Koby Spencer, Byron Hendry, Hector
Cruz; Row 2: Chelsey Timmons, Kadyn Pool, Avelardo Esquivel, Giselle Arzola,
Audrey Lowman, Michael Ordone; Row 3: Stephanie Mendoza, Rachel DiPofi,
Veronica Perez, Carlos Puente; Row 4: Kayley Boddy, Daisy Desantiago, Jordan
Decker, Adrian Raya; Row 5: Sabrina Martinez, Mia Herrera, Alyssa Tittle.

School Briefs

Come to LMS Science Fair
Take notice of the hard work and bril-
liance demonstrated by the youth of our
very own community! After three months of
hard work and dedication, it's time for IMS
students to present the conclusions of their
individual science research projects.
The LaBelle Middle School science com-
petition will be held during school hours on
December 10. The highest scoring projects
will qualify to advance to the Regional Sci-
ence Fair in Okeechobee.
Students' projects will be on display in
the Middle School gym on Thursday, Dec.
10, from 5-7 p.m. The LMS administration,
teachers, staff and students invite everyone
to share in the excitement of new discover-
ies, as students showcase their research and
conclusions. More importantly however, is
your support for the students, along with
their perseverance and diligent work. At this
demanding time of year we trust you will
mark your calendars, then attend.

LHS: Gold for cash exchange
LaBelle High School will host a GOLD for
Cash Exchange on December 15 from 2:30-
4:30 p.m. in the media center. Nobles Jew-
elers will make a donation to the LHS Ath-
letic Department for all gold and silver that
is turned into cash that day. This exchange
is open to the public. Nobles Jewelers will
pay all customers directly by check and no
cash will be on the premises. Bring in your
broken, unwanted jewelry pieces, dental
gold, coins and items of sterling silver to turn
them into money and help support LHS Ath-
letics in the process.

Yard sale for LHS athletics
The annual LaBelle High School Yard Sale
in October was such a huge success, that we
decided to have another one on December
5! This one will also be held at Upthegrove
Elementary School on the Main Street side
of the school. The sale will take place from
8 a.m.-noon.
Clean out your garage and help the La-
Belle High School Athletic Department in
the process. 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 dona-
tion is too small, nor too large.
We can accept furniture, clothes, collect-
ible items, and any previously loved, but no
longer needed items. All we ask that they be
in good and still usable condition. We also
ask that any items of clothing be washed
before they are donated. 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 who is in charge of this
Thank you in advance for your generous
and continued support of athletics at LaBelle
High School. And don't forget to come out
and check out the many pre-loved items
we will have for sale. You many find exactly
what you are looking for at a fraction of the
original cost.

Submitted photo
Isis, an African lion at the Brookfield Zoo in Chicago, may not know it, but she
has a brand new family in LaBelle.

Family Health Centers welcomes...

Heidi Kunstman, M.D.
Board Certified Pediatrician
To make an appointment at our

LaBelle Medical Office

930 South Main Street

Call: 863-675-0160
Medicaid, Medipass, Medicare and most private
insurances accepted. Discounted fees available
and dental services provided on site.

Caloosa Belle

December 3, 2009

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