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Thursday, March 25, 2010

Vol. 88 No. 12

50 Plus tax

At a Glance

Bridge closing
The Ft Denaud Bridge will be
closed to vehicle traffic on March
30, 2010 from 9:00 a.m. to 1 p.m.
For additional information please
call 863-675-5264.

Annual Barron Library
meeting today
The Barron Library will cel-
ebrate 2010 Ag Literacy Day Thurs-
day, March 25, with the reading
of an informational book on local
agriculture entitled, Green Florida
Farms, and with the planting of a
tree. This event will be held at 9:30
Ag Literacy Day educates Florida
school children about the impor-
tance of agriculture. The agricul-
ture specialty license tag known as
the Ag Tag, funds Florida Agricul-
ture in the Classroom, a non-profit
organization. Florida Agriculture in
the Classroom provides curricula,
materials, workshops and other
programs for free or for a nominal
fee to teachers, giving them cre-
ative ways to teach language arts,
math, social studies and science
and meet Sunshine State and Flor-
ida Comprehensive Assessment
Test (FCAT) standards.
If you would like to schedule a
special reading for your pre-school
or elementary class, please contact
the library at 863-675-0833.
See Page 4 for information about
how to contact the newspaper.
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Night at the Oscars: Glitz Galore
Caloosa Belle/Patty Brant
Lucky Winners
The civic center was filled
with folks costumed as movie
greats at the LaBelle Cham-
ber of Commerce's wacky,
glamorous "Night at the Os-
cars" March 20. Filled with
opportunities to win cash, a
silent auction and great food,
this annual event got every-
body's blood flowing! The
last five ticket owners opted
to split the $8,000 grand prize
Saturday night at the annual
LaBelle Chamber of Com-
merce Giveaway. Pictured
from left: Cheri Tenson, Ran-
dy Daniels and Annie Parker
(for Dr. Chow). Not pictured:
Raymond Crawford and Don-
nie Crawford.

Nature Park Fire Story Page 3

Authorities have yet to discover the cause of a fire at the Nature Park .

Submitted photo



by Patty Brant
Caloosa Belle
Deputies are investigating two
shooting incidents at this time -
one in LaBelle and one in Clewis-
ton. Both occurred Sunday, March
21, and details are sketchy in each.
In LaBelle, deputies were called
to 1333 Shawnee Ave. at 3:45 a.m.
in regard to a shooting. There they
encountered victim Jose Angel Lo-
pez-Espinoza, 37, who appeared
to have a gunshot wound to the
stomach area. He refused trans-
port to the hospital.
Deputies found five casings in
the vicinity and a number of per-
sons were interviewed concerning
the incident. No arrests have been
See Shootings Page 2


there for kids

in court
By Patty Brant
Caloosa Belle
In a complicated world such
as the courts, adults can rely on
professionals like lawyers to guide
them through the legal maze. So
how much more difficult is it for
a child? How easy is it for a child
to get lost in a place like the court
In that very adult world, Guard-
ians ad Litem (GAL) step in on
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behalf of the child. Guardians speak as an
independent voice for a child caught up in
the court system.
Guardians are assigned to children who
are the victims of abuse, neglect and aban-
donment not custody cases. If it is deter-
mined that a child caught up in abuse or
neglect cases should be removed from the
home, he or she will be placed with a rela-
tive if possible. Barring that, the child will
be placed in a foster home or possibly a
shelter to safeguard them. In any case, it's a
scary prospect for a child, to be taken out of
the life they know even if it's abusive and
placed in a strange environment.
The GAL is there for the child. They are
volunteers who spend time with these chil-
dren, talk to them, find out what they need
and then get them the help they need. They
are the lifeline for a child who otherwise
can end up lost in the legal system.
Once a judge has the basic facts of a
case, the parent will get a case plan from
the Department of Children & Families a
list of things to do in order to "get right"
with the law. The plan may include things
like taking anger management or parenting
classes and undergoing drug testing and
That's a major issue affecting children.
In Hendry/Glades, some 90 percent of all
abuse and neglect cases are drug related.
In February of this year there were 1,258
children involved in dependency court in
the 20th Circuit.
County Judge Sloan has had lengthy ex-
perience with the Guardian ad Litem pro-
gram, going back to the early '80s, with the
firm he first began practicing law with.
"I have always found it to be a very
worthwhile program," he said. "These are
advocates for the child. The child is the only
interest the Guardian has in a case."
Often the parents are battling the court
and are involved in their own interests. Un-
fortunately, the parents' interests are not
always right for everyone. That can leave
a child adrift on his or her own when they
desperately need a "partner" to see them
Providing support through the legal pro-
cess is every Guardian's sole purpose.
Sometimes there is valid reason to re-
move a child from the home. The Guardian
is a friendly face the child can relate to, who
offers a different perspective on cases that
can be very complicated.
If parents do not agree with the judge's
ruling, they can make their argument to the
The judge is the person who requests a
GAL for cases and the program makes the
assignment. Guardians have the option of
choosing to accept a case or not. For in-
stance, they may feel more comfortable
with small children or older children or the
other way around.
Judge Sloan said he wants to be confi-
dent that the GAL has invested the neces-
sary time and research to adequately repre-
sent the child. He wants to know that they
have talked to the child and have a working
knowledge of the facts. He looks for a rea-
sonable analysis from the Guardian.
Most GALs speak for the child in the

courtroom, but sometimes, depending on
the child's age and the case, the judge will
speak directly to the child.
The GAL office is required to appoint a
Guardian within 30 days. However, there are
just not enough Guardians to meet the de-
mand. If a GAL cannot be found for a child
in need, Judge Sloan said he believes that
child, and the court, lose a valuable asset.
If no GAL is available, Judge Sloan said
he then looks even harder at the case him-
"I go through the same analysis the
Guardian would," he said. The more infor-
mation you have, the better decision you
can make. Without a Guardian, something
could be missed. "That troubles me," the
judge explained.
Angela Boykin has been with the pro-
gram for three years. Retired from the De-
partment of Corrections, she then took a
job as secretary with the program.
Seeing the need, she soon opted to move
into a larger role and is now the program's
Volunteer Supervisor and Recruiter for Hen-
dry County. Ms. Boykin had been with the
GAL Program in Port Charlotte since 2007
and holds a Bachelor's Degree in Human
At this time she handles eight cases her-
self, but said she realizes that's not the best
way to serve the children's needs. Her prior-
ity is to increase the number of Guardians in
Hendry/Glades. Her goal is to have a Guard-
ian for every child who needs one. Hendry/
Glades currently has a total 15 GAL volun-
teers and 61 cases, so not all children have
Guardians assigned to them. There simply
aren't enough to go around.
Ms. Boykin said Guardians are especial-
ly needed in Clewiston and Glades County.
Only one Guardian is located in Clewiston
and one in Glades County. Glades has eight
cases at this time. GALs in Hendry and
Glades work on either side of the county
line, but it's much easier if a GAL is closer to
where the child lives.
The requirements to be a volunteer GAL
are not stringent. You must be at least 19
years old. Volunteers are screened and will
have a personal interview followed by a
background check. No experience required
- just a desire to help.
Classes for new volunteers are coming
up in April. It involves three days of train-
ing 24 hours in the classroom, two hours
of court observation and two hours for the
new volunteer to spend with his or her case
coordinator. There is also Saturday training
in Fort Myers for those who cannot do the
weekday sessions.
Most GAL volunteers stay with the pro-
gram for a long time evidence that it is a
very rewarding experience.
The program is in need of volunteers,
especially those who are bilingual. Please
call Angela Boykin at 674-4190 if you have
a little time and love to share with a child in
need and being a Guardian ad Litem sounds
like something that might interest you.
The next classes will be held at the De-
partment of Children & Families conference
room, 485 Cowboy Way, LaBelle, from 8:30
a.m.-5:30 p.m. June 4, 5 and 12.
(Next week: Interviews with a local volunteer)

Caloosa Belle/Patty Brant

Costume winners
From left: Gail Pelletier (Wicked Witch of the West), Phill Pelletier (The Scare-
crow and male costume winner), Brenda Barnes (Liza Minelli) with her husband
and "director" Mike Felton, Candy Waite (Marilyn Monroe) and her Mystery
Man, Rachelle Youmans (Jayne Mansfield), Logan Youmans (a debonair young
gentleman if ever there was one).

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In Clewiston, deputies arrived on scene
between 2109-2105 13th Street at about
10:39 p.m. that day. Victim Darren Dewayne

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dry Regional Medical Center. He remained
hospitalized as of Tuesday morning. No fur-
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Fire may improve Nature Park habitat environment

By Patty Brant
Caloosa Belle
Authorities have not been able to deter-
mine the cause of a brush fire in the LaBelle
Nature Park Thursday afternoon March 18.
The fire burned about a quarter acre of
dense Old Florida vegetation.
LaBelle Fire Department Capt. Richard
Mourfield said they were initially concerned
because of the heavy fuel load dense un-
dergrowth and dead plant material and
windy conditions. The fire burned thick and
hot, but fortunately, recent rains have kept
vegetation hydrated.
However, access to the park is limited,
especially for large trucks, and crews were
concerned about uprooting the park with
equipment. Damage to the park was kept to
a minimum.
Capt. Mourfield said the Department of
Forestry had to cut down several lighter knot
trees to reduce the fire's fuel but were care-
ful not to cut a fire break into the property.
Personnel from LaBelle, Alva and Pioneer
Plantation responded to the fire with some
nine trucks.
According to Michael Weston, Depart-
ment of Forestry Senior Forester for Lee,
Collier and Hendry counties, the fire may

On Thursday evening, March 18, Hendry
County Sheriff's Office served a search war-
rant for a residence located at 808 Manatee
Ave. While approaching the residence 30-
year old Jeremy Smith attempted to run but
was detained by law enforcement officers.
Once inside the residence deputies lo-
cated two additional individuals, 23-year-old
Jessica Lee Davis and 57-year-old Curtis Lee
Christmas. Davis was found to be in pos-
session of marijuana less than 20 grams. A
search of the residence revealed drug para-
phernalia, cocaine and marijuana along
with prescription drug possession.
Deputies searching the residence found
in the immediate area of the stovetop nu-
merous items to indicate the manufacturing
of crack cocaine. These items tested positive
for cocaine residue.
Deputies seized 60 pieces of crack co-
caine, 50 grams of marijuana, 140 prescrip-
tion pills, 3 Ecstasy tablets, numerous items
of drug paraphernalia such as packaging
materials, crack containers, baggies, razor
blades, etc., $2,000.00 in cash, two digital
scales, approximately 2 grams of powder
cocaine, items used to manufacture/cook
crack cocaine, 1 bullet resistant vest, and a
badge wallet with an authentic police badge
and police identification from New Jersey -


actually have helped improve the park.
"Ironically, there wasn't a better time and
conditions that we could have had a wild-
fire," he said. "Gopher tortoise habitat needs
frequent fires that are of moderate intensity.
Condition-wise, we have lots of rain on
the way for the next month or so, the soil
is already moist, which means the duff layer
will have some moisture in it, and we are
starting to get into the spring growth season,
meaning plants will quickly bounce back."
He continued to say that a prescribed
burn would have allowed the removal of
pine needles from about two feet from the
base of the pines, and to better manage
flame heights. However, he felt it was fairly
typical for fires that occur in gopher tortoise
"This wildfire," he said, "will create excel-
lent diversity and maybe even allow a little
bit of pine regeneration on the site, instead
of continued full site movement toward oak
Mr. Weston said fire management should
be continued in the gopher tortoise areas
every 3-4 years to keep plants available for
feeding of the tortoises.
Anyone with information on the cause of
the fire may contact the Arson Alert hotline
at 800 342-5869.

all at the Manatee Ave. address.
Jeremy Smith was arrested and charged
with Resisting Arrest/Obstruction, Pos-
session of Cocaine w/ intent to Sell within
1000' of a Place of Worship, Manufacturing
Cocaine within 1000' of a Place of Worship,
Trafficking in a Controlled Substance, Pos-
session of Marijuana under 20 grams, Pos-
session of a Controlled Substance without a
Prescription, Possession of Drug Parapher-
nalia and Possession of a New Legend Drug
without a Prescription. Smith is currently
being held in the Hendry County Jail on
$149,000.00 bond.
Curtis Christmas, 34 years old, was arrest-
ed and charged with Possession of Cocaine
with intent to Sell Within 1000' of a Place
of Worship, Manufacturing Cocaine Within
1000' of a Place of Worship, Possession of
Marijuana over 20 grams, Possession of a
Controlled Substance Without a Prescrip-
tion, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and
Possession of a New Legend Drug Without
a Prescription. Christmas is currently being
held in the Hendry County Jail on $55,500.00
Jessica Davis, 23, was charged with Pos-
session of Marijuana under 20 grams. She
was released on $1,000 bond.

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Local environmentalists are discussing
ways to improve the gopher tortoise habitat
in the park with appropriate plantings and
by destroying non-native invasive exotics.
Mr. Weston explained that frequent fires
are a necessity in most of Florida's ecosys-
tems, whether they are fire maintained cy-
press with low intensity and low frequency
burns, or grass and scrub land with high
frequency and high intensity burns. The
hardwood hammocks (fire maintained) and
pine flatwoods (fire dependent) on the site
are interchangeable, but the pine flatwoods/
pine forest on the site of the LaBelle Nature
Park really needed a little bit of fire to ensure
that it stayed a part of the area. Without fire,
pine flatwoods generally turn into oak ham-
mock. In pine flatwoods without frequent
fire and with heavy leaf litter and shrubs on
the forest floor, pine seedlings don't stand a
chance to sometimes even germinate, much
less get above the killing fire zone.
The skilled application of prescribed fire
is necessary in most ecosystems in Florida
to regain the ability to manage these natural
and forested areas sustainably. In this way
functional wildlife habitat and recreational
opportunities are ensured, along with the re-
duction of wildfire risk, and growth of new
trees, bushes and grasses.
In areas where prescribed fire is not re-
alistic, it can be useful to install fire breaks
and fire lines to prevent the easy spread of
wildfires and to try to conduct mechanical
fuel reduction work to mimic the use of
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Home again
CSM Strickland, shown here at the
Kabul Airport prior to her depar-
ture from Afghanistan and her final
Command Post, is the former Debra
Townsend of LaBelle. CSM Strick-
land joined the US Army shortly
after graduating from Moore Haven
High School in 1973. Her parents are
Dora Maddox of Clewiston and the
late John H. Townsend of LaBelle.
CSM Strickland led the Pledge of
Allegiance at the Old Timers Dinner
in February.

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Public Forum

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

Buy American
A few thoughts on Ed Kuntz' letter in the
Caloosa Belle concerning Detroit's cars. De-

troit can and does make high mileage cars,
good as, and often better than the imports.
They also make the cars that their custom-
ers will buy. A story goes that a few years
ago a manufacturer did a two page survey.
The first page asked what you thought a
car should have and do. The second page
asked why you thought your neighbor just
bought their car. The first page was thrown
away and the car described on the second
page was built, it being the most accurate.
The dealers in LaBelle sell quality American
made cars, not imports. And, the gas pedals
don't stick in the down position.

Visit Israel You'll never be the same!

By Les Morgan, pastor
Caloosa Baptist Church, LaBelle
Have you ever wanted to go to the very
places where the Lord Jesus walked among
the people of His day and performed mira-
Would you like to actually visit the exact
locations mentioned throughout Bible such
as Nazareth, Bethlehem, Jerusalem or even
Calvary, or the empty tomb from which Je-
sus arose from the dead?
If so, please plan to join Seth and Vicki
Howard, and Pastor Les and Val Morgan at
Caloosa Baptist Church on Saturday, April

10, from 10 a.m.-noon. There will be an in-

formational meeting held
at the church regarding a
trip to the Holy Land from
LaBelle. The dates are Oct.
27-Nov. 5.
All interested persons
are invited to come learn
about this trip of a lifetime.
Caloosa Baptist is located
200 yards behind Flora &
Ella's on Highway 80 in La-
Come visit Israel -you
will not return the same!


Dr. Les

Letter to the Editor

Sense of the Census
In the "In depth 2010 CENSUS" article in
the News Press, March 9, edition, the mes-
sage is announcing the start of 2010 census
response forms arriving in mail boxes this
week. It states that in the 2000 census there
were about 281 million residents reported
and with results from this year's census be-
ing released by the government in 2011.
It goes on to say that "the government
has hired more than 1 million census work-
ers---including several hundred in Southwest
Florida----and it will give a $2.3 billion boost
to the economy nationwide."
WOW! But, just a moment! The Fed has
already budgeted over $14 billion to get this
"boost" of $2.3 billion, so they, the Fed, can
divvy up an outlooked $500 billion, on a
state by state basis, after determining who's

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been "naughty" or "nice."
Now I'm not a wagering man, but I talked
to a local bookie and he wouldn't touch this
"deal" with a ten foot pole, He pointed out
it's just like a "Ponzi" scheme, with the Feds
budgeting $14 billion of tax payers money to
"boost" the economy by $2.3 billion on the
way to a mother lode of "outlooked" $500
Folks! Let's get real! It's like an old "Abbot
& Costello" routine. Only instead of baseball,
we're talking about taking taxpayers money
out of one pocket and putting it back into
the other pocket and declaring a dividend
and a "fixed" economy.
I'm not an expert on anatomy, but I think
I can tell the difference between a "pat on
the back" and being "boosted."
T. W. Bill Neville

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Healthy aging is beautiful

by Pat Dobbins
I was fortunate to grow up with wonder-
ful grandmothers! One of them gave me this
profound statement: "Ifyou live long enough,
you too, will get old!" I was probably com-
paring her age with mine; commenting that
she was really old at 60! I remember asking
her if she had met Lincoln when she was
growing up and she said with a snicker he
was "just a little older" than she was! I did
not think about the com-
ments from Grandma as
a young person because I
was so far removed from
it -but as I have "aged"
the statement resonates
and I remember many
of my Grandmas' wise
So what is old? What Patricia
do women feel about ag- Dobbins
ing today? Women have a
variety of perspectives on aging -on being
or getting old, or never doing so! But think
about the investment the media and com-
panies bank on to "sell" the female of our
species on being forever "youthful" and
we buy it! You think not? Let's take a look!
We can now have parts of our bodies re-
duced, enlarged, sucked, injected, removed,
tightened, tanned, dyed, implanted or puffed
up like a blow fish. Watch T.V, magazine ads,
billboards and computer ads all stressing
the value of youthfulness and the female
desire to be so -I wonder why there are
so many plastic surgeons doing so very well
-and television shows that present drastic
makeovers? We want to look pretty every-
where -no flaws -no aging! The external
beauty of youth -many want to linger and
lavish themselves in the youthful decades
of their past and now we can! If you have
the resources, there is a product to do ev-
erything for a person to "feel" and perhaps
look younger! And it is without judgment if
a women will have a better feeling of who

and what she is -if it improves her "self es-
teem" -although I do wish Grandma was
here to comment!
But, this is the external......What about
being healthy and the internal? What can
we do to stay active, prevent hospitalization,
prevent illness and stay alert and function
at a "high, productive level? Is that as impor-
A study by the Public Library of Science
found the women can add up to 14 years
to their life by following these recommenda-
Do not smoke -smoking is linked to
heart disease, diabetes, cancer and wrinkles.
It is never too late to stop!
Exercise -talk to your doctor about
what is best for you walking, biking with a
bike helmet, swimming -do something. It
keeps your mind sharp too!
Curb alcohol intake limit to no more
than one a day and less is better/some say a
glass of red wine per day is good for you.
Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables
get enough fiber, eat fish, limit red meats,
drink plenty of water.
Add these tips to help you feel and look
your best:
Practice good oral health- brush your
teeth two times a day and floss
Work with your doctor to help you.
Find a doctor you can be open with and
communicate with.
Stay out of the sun, wear sunscreen
and sun glasses, cover up; being outside
gives you needed Vitamin D.
Strengthen family ties, friendships and
spirituality -work through family issues.
Keep your mind sharp: read, do puzzles
or crossword, take a class.
Cope with stress: walk, deep breathing,
Be positive -those who do have fewer
health problems and a better quality of life.
Healthy aging is beautiful! Tell someone
over 60 how beautiful they are!

Thank You

Poker Run
The organizers of Grandma's Grove's
15th annual poker run wish to thank the
following local businesses for their support:
Winn Dixie, Ace Hardware, Bridge Street
Auto Parts, U-Save, AutoZone, American

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Submitted photo/Mary Risley

Survivors celebrate
Cancer Survivor and Caregivers were honored March 14 at the Dallas
Townsend Center with good food and games. Guest speaker Bruce Gar-
rison, the American Cancer Society Unit Director for our area, shared in-
formation on services available in LaBelle: Road to Recovery, Look Good
Feel Better, Reach to Recovery and the Resource Center. Our very own
Mary Bartoshuk took the floor and elaborated on the Resource Center at
the United Way House, 117 Ft. Thompson. Did you know that the Resource
Center has available wigs, bras, scarves, prostheses and much more? It's
all free for those in need. Should you need other help call the American
Cancer Society at 1-800-227-2345 or the United Way by just dialing 211.
Personal thanks go to Gisela Ellsworth and her husband for all their hard
work in organizing this luncheon, Deborah Frybarger ACS Community .
Rep, and all the volunteers that are always there to lend a hand and make
this event special. Pictured are survivor Bee Waters and son.

Church Briefs

Easter Sunrise Services
All are invited on Easter Sunday, April 4, at
7 a.m. at Barron Park. Welcome by William
Maddox, pastor of First Christian Church.
Pledge of Allegiance led by Paul K. Puletti,
Mayor of LaBelle. Prayer for Our Country
and community by L.W Howard pastor of
Community Harvest Worship Center.
Congregational singing Community Har-
vest Worship Center. Offering Prayer Mark
White and received by Gathering of Chris-
tian Men. Please make checks payable to:
LaBelle Evangelical Ministerial Association;
Easter message John Bennett, pastor of
Carlson Memorial United Methodist Church;
Benedictory prayer Clifford D. Avery, pastor
of LaBelle Assembly of God. Sponsored by
LaBelle Evangelical Minister's Association,
P.O. 323, LaBelle FL 33975. 863-675-0900.

'The Passion of the Christ'
Healing Waters Family Life Center will
be showing the Mel Gibson film "The Pas-
sion of the Christ" on Good Friday, April 2, at
6:30 p.m. Due to the graphic presentation of
Christ's passion and death, the movie is not
suitable for young children. However, adults
and children of middle school age and older
are invited. We are located at 4501 N. Birch-
wood. For directions or questions, please
call 863-234-8231.

Egg hunt at Eastside
Eastside Baptist Church will have a Easter
Egg Hunt Saturday, April 3, starting at 10:30
a.m. All children ages 2-10 are invited. Lunch
will be provided.

Holy Week at El Faro
The El Faro Assembly of God Church will
hold revival services during Easter week,
March 28 through April 4. Monday, March 29
through Friday, April 2, services will be at the
Labelle Rodeo Grounds on 29 South. Palm
Sunday, Saturday and Easter Sunday servic-
es will be at the sanctuary at 431 Bryan Av-
enue. For information please call 675-5947.
La Iglesia El Faro tendra servicios de avi-
vamiento durante la Semana Santa, 28 de
marzo al 4 de abril. Los dias lunes aviernes,
29 de marzo al 2 de abril, estaremos en el
Rodeo de laBelle en la 29 sur. Domingo de
Ramos, Sabado y el Domingo de Resurrec-
cion sera en el temple en el 431 de la Aveni-
da Bryan. Para informes llame al 675-5947.

Messiah prefigured
Grace Baptist Church will have a great
object lesson as Dave Walz from Friends of
Israel will go through the Jewish Passover
Meal and show how Jesus is the Messiah
pictured in the different aspects of the meal.
The event will be on Palm Sunday, March
28, at 9:30 a.m.. at the Grace Baptist Church.
The church is located at 4200 N.E. Eucalyp-
tus Blvd. Nursery provided. Call Pastor Jeff
Zimmerman at (863) 675-3349 or 885-4471.
Easter celebration planned
All welcome to Carlson Memorial United
Methodist Church's free Easter celebra-
tion Saturday, April 3, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Enjoy
bounce houses, games, races, face painting,
drama, puppet shows and Easter egg hunts
The church is located at 310 Campbell St.

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

Call 675-0656.

Easter at Christ the King
Christ the King Lutheran Church Good
Friday services will be 6 p.m., April 2 at 350
CR78, one half mile west of Hwy. 29. Eas-
ter Services will be at 9:15 a.m. April 4 with
Pastor Fred Koehler. Sunday Services are at
9:15 a.m. Communion is the first and third
Sunday of each month. Bible study classes
are at 10:30 a.m. each Sunday

Easter Eggstravaganza
Christ Central invites kids to Barron Park
Easter Sunday, April 4, at noon for food,
games, bounces houses and more at the
Easter Eggstravaganza. 20,000 Easter eggs!
Call 675-2100 for more information.

Jesus is coming
The community is invited to the Living
Lord's Supper in Barron Park Good
Friday, April 2, at 7 p.m. The LaBelle
Gathering of Christian Men are reen-
acting the last supper as a community
introduction to the Easter season. Ev-
eryone is invited to this moving event.
Apostles: Carl Pendrey, Hugh Herott,
Phil Pelletier, Ron Costa, David Clark,
Dave Alexander, Seth Strehl, Peter Sul-
livan, Ronnie Revels, Johnny Bruner,
Mark White, Larry Woosley, Smiley
Hendry; Jesus: Rob Armstrong; An-
nouncer: L.W. Howard; Judas: Millard
Wagnon; Blind man Wayne Wilkins;
Soloist Joy Armstrong; Director Cliff
Avery. For more information call 675-
0900 or Rob
Armstrong is pictured as Jesus.

Carlson Memorial
United Methodist Church
310 Campbell St.
LaBelle, FL 33935
Phone (863) 675-0656
Fax (863) 675-0640
Pastor John Bennett
9:00 a.m. Traditional Service
10:00 a.m. Sunday School
11:15 a.m. Contemporary Service

"Where everybody is Somebody andJesus is Lord
9:15 a.m Sunday Worship
Lord's Supper 1 st, 3rd & 5th Sunday
10:30 am. Bible .1i,-

.4 miles west of Hwy 29 on CR 78

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United Way of Lee, Hendry, and Glades surpasses goal

FORT MYERS, Fla. (March 19, 2010)
The United Way of Lee, Hendry, and Glades
has concluded the 2009-2010 Campaign,
exceeding the campaign goal, and raised
$8,022,330. The campaign had been sched-
uled to conclude on Feb. 28; however, the
campaign was $155,000 short of the goal. It
was extended to Friday March 12, and be-
cause of a vigorous last push effort by volun-
teers, the goal was met this past Friday.

Joe Catti, President of FineMark National
Bank and Trust and 2009-2010 United Way
Campaign Chair, announced that local resi-
dents and companies contributed $8,022,330
to the campaign. It is the 17th consecutive
year that goal has been obtained or exceed-
At the goal announcement Catti said,
"Our community has done it again! In the
toughest economy that we have faced in


Alva (Melvin) Taylor, 92
TAVARES Alva (Melvin) Taylor, 92, was
born April 10, 1917, in Alva, and passed in Ta-
vares on March 19, 2010.
He was of Protestant faith and a member of
the First Baptist Church of Immokalee.
Melvin was preceded in death by his father
and mother, Elzie and Bessie Taylor; two broth-
ers, Ivan Taylor of Plant City, and Albert Taylor
of LaBelle; and one sister, Mildred Taylor Wine-
gardner of Corkscrew.
Melvin is survived by eight nieces and neph-
ews, Betty Jo Blankenship of Tavares, Lynn Tay-
lor of Plant City, Steven Taylor of Lehigh Acres,
David Taylor of Wasilla, Alaska, Juanita McIntire
of Naples, Hilda Northcutt, of Lake City, Philip
Winegardner of Lorida, and Ernie Winegardner
of Naples.
A viewing will be 1 to 1:45 p.m., Friday, March
26, and funeral service at 2 p.m. at the First Bap-
tist Church of Immokalee located at 1411 Lake
Trafford Road, Immokalee, with Pastor Dennis
Norvell officiating. Interment will follow at Bap-
tist Cemetery in Immokalee.
Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home -
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to
First Baptist Church of Immokalee, 1411 Lake
Trafford Road, Immokalee, FL 34142
Marion Bartlett, 91
LABELLE -Marion Bartlett, went home to
our Lord Wednesday, March 17, 2010. She was
Born in East Millinocket, Maine, she was the
widow of the late George Bartlett. She lived in
LaBelle for 20 years.
Services will be in Maine.
Clyde E. Ballard, 58
CLEWISTON -Clyde E. Ballard, passed away
Saturday, March 20, 2010, in Lehigh Acres. He
was 58.
He was born March 5, 1952 in Fort Myers, the
son of the late Ernest and Aleta Mae (Corbitt)
Ballard. Mr. Ballard married Deborah Stokes. He
was a Plasterer.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in
death by his brothers, Howard Long and Steven
Survivors include his wife, Deborah (Stokes)
Ballard; daughter, Stephanie (Mike) Stuber of
Kingsland, Ga.; sons, James (Tara) Ballard of
Englewood, Matthew Ballard of Kingsland, Ga.
and Russell Ballard of Englewood; two brothers,
Edward (Carolyn) Long of LaBelle and Toby
(Debbie) Ballard of LaBelle; two sisters, Marga-
ret (Tim) Spencer of Tennessee and Debi (Jim)
Dilling of Cape Coral; and 12 grandchildren.
Funeral services were 8 p.m. Tuesday, March
23, 2010, at Akin-Davis Funeral Home, 560 E.
Hickpochee Ave., LaBelle, with Pastor Rick Kap-
ple officiating. Visitation was from 7 to 8 p.m.

Tuesday at Akin-Davis Funeral Home, LaBelle.
Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home,
James E. Williams Jr., 77
NAPLES -James E. Williams Jr. passed away
peacefully on March 4, 2010, in Naples. He
was 77 years old.
He leaves behind his wife Diane, to whom he
was married for 53 years, and was the father of
four children, Jamie
Williams (Sandra) of
Naples, Susan Blust
(Mark) of Ft. Myers,
Carrie Williams of
Naples, and John
Williams (Belynda)
of Naples. He also
has 12 grandchil-
dren, Amber, Dylan,
Alexandria, Saman-
tha, Landen, Will,
J.R., Robbie, Maggie,
Jared, Shane and Gracen and two great-grand-
children, Zoe and Jace.
James served in the United States Army from
1953 to 1955. James was a successful Florida
farmer of vegetables, citrus and cattle. He was
one of the last independent farmers in Immok-
alee upon his retiring in 2005. He served as a Di-
rector of Florida Community Bank, a Board
Member for the Big Cypress Basin, Board Mem-
ber for the Immokalee Water and Sewer District
and a Member of the Florida Cattleman's Asso-
James was recognized by the Naples
Jaycees for exceptional progress in agriculture
and contributions to the community and by the
Immokalee Chamber of Commerce in recogni-
tion and significant contribution in the agricultu-
ral community for the Immokalee area. He was
an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed fishing, hunt-
ing and had a passion for helicopters.
He always loved to watch football and was a
standout football player at Wauchula High
School and in the Army was recruited by LSU to
play football but turned down the scholarship to
return home to begin his life long journey in
James was always a man who believed in
helping others in need and always felt that what
you give to others comes back to you in life. His
life motto could be summed up as, "hope for
the best, but prepare for the worst."
Services were held on Tuesday, March 9, 2010
at 3 p.m. at Unity of Naples Church.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that do-
nations be made in James' name to the Alzhei-
mer's Support Network Caregivers Resource
Center 660 Tamiami Trail North, Suite 21, Na-
ples, FL 34102. Phone number is 239-262-8388
or a charity of your choice.
Arrangements by Fuller Funeral Home.

many years, the generosity of our friends
and neighbors prevailed, and we raised
$8,022,330. That is nothing short of extraor-
"What is more important than the fact
that we made our goal is that the 72 United
Way Partner Agencies will receive their full
allocation of funds. The needs in our com-
munity have increased significantly, and
at the same time, many agencies have ex-
perienced reduced funding from both gov-
ernment and private sources. United Way
Partner Agencies' 160 programs will be fully
funded and the needs will be met," Catti
'A heartfelt 'thank you' to all of the indi-
viduals, companies, communities and part-
ner agencies for their generous contribu-
tions. You proved once again what a caring
community this is." said Catti at the goal an-
In addition to all of the very generous
individuals and agencies that contributed to
the 2009-2010 United Way Campaign, the
top 15 local contributing companies, organi-
zations, and communities are as follows:
Top 14 United Way Contributors: Pub-
lix Super Markets, Bonita Bay Community,
Bonita Bay Group, Chico's, Sanibel/Captiva
Community, Lee County School District, The
Brooks Community, Fiddlesticks Communi-
ty, Mediterra Community, FineMark National
Bank and Trust, United States Postal Service,
BB&T- Oswald Trippe and Company, Lee
County Government Employees, LCEC, Lee
Memorial Health System and The News-
Dotty St. Amand, Executive Director of
the Alvin A. Dubin Alzheimer's Resource
Center said, "United Way funding makes it
possible for our center to reach thousands
of caregivers who are struggling with myriad
challenges on a long, progressive journey.
These funds allow our center's social work-
ers to be available to help caregivers develop
effective coping strategies to overcome these
challenges. No caregiver is put on a waiting
list for our services thanks to United Way
Major Art Penhale, The Salvation Army
Corps Officer said, "We are continually
amazed by the generosity of our community
and so grateful to The United Way for their
dedication to our local agencies. We simply
would not be able to serve our neighbors in
need in Lee and Hendry Counties without
the support of The United Way."
"Making this campaign goal shows how



The Family of Marion
Bartlett would like to
thank the Nursing Staff
and CNA Staff
(Flamingo) at Oakbrook
of LaBelle for the care
and generosity they gave
Marion while she was
there. You are all great!

Thank you
Marilyn Emmons
Donald Bartlett



much people in our community care about
one another. Despite the economic situa-
tion, people gave because they realized how
many people were in need. That is why our
community is such a special place," said
Cliff Smith, President of United Way of Lee,
Hendry, and Glades.
Since the inception of United Way in
1957, over $96 million dollars have been
raised and distributed in our community. All
money raised in the United Way campaign
stays in the local community to help support
the local human service network. United
Way partner agencies and initiatives like Al-
vin A Dubin Alzheimer's Resource Center,
Children's Advocacy Center, Big Brothers Big
Sisters, LARC and United Way 211 serve a di-
verse range of needs in our community such
as nurturing children and youth, strengthen-
ing families, meeting critical needs such as
helping the elderly and disabled live inde-
pendently, and empowering communities
by bringing health and human services to
In addition to raising funds for human
service organizations in our community, the
United Way promotes partnerships and col-
laborations among agencies and initiatives,
helping them to work together focusing on
issues and solutions that continue to im-
prove lives.
The United Way of Lee, Hendry and
Glades has been "the way the community
cares" since it was established in 1957. For
more information please call United Way of
Lee, Hendry, and Glades at (239) 433-2000
or visit


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Save Your Vision.

Family Eye Care

100 North Main Street
LaBelle, Florida 33935
(863) 675-0761

March is Save Your Vision Month. The American
Optometric Association (AOA) and Family Eye Care join
in Save Your Vision Month to draw attention to the
correlation between eye health and general health.
Many times by conducting a comprehensive eye
examination, optometrists can be the first to see
developing diseases and conditions through the eyes of
their patients.

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We aim to please

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M & N Appliances and Repair has now opened in LaBelle. They are located at 137 South Industrial
Loop just pass the rodeo grounds off of South Hwy. 29. Owned and operated by Marvin H. Turner
III. Marvin has been in the appliance business for over 27 years. He owned an appliance business
in Lake Placid before moving back to LaBelle. Waiting on the Lord to let him know when to
reopen an appliance store the time has come for the store to be opened here in LaBelle. The store
will have reconditioned appliances with like new aperients. Marvin can also make repairs on all
major household appliances. So come in and have a look around and see if there is anything that
may catch your eye. We have the lowest prices in all local surrounding counties and can meet or
beat any price on any reconditioned appliance. We aim to please! Store hours are Monday
through Friday, 9am to 5pm and Saturday, 9am-lpm. We are closed on Sundays. We will also
make after hour emergencies calls.


Community Briefs

Dessert auction for Relay
Friday, April 9, 7 p.m. at new education
building at First Baptist Church LaBelle. Ev-
eryone is welcome. All proceeds will ben-
efit American Cancer Society Relay for Life.
Please come and enjoy an evening of fun
and desserts.

Playhouse ending season
Audiences are invited to participate in the
Firehouse Cultural Center's final production
of the 2009-10 Season, "The Time Machine"
by H. G. Wells. Adapted for the stage by John
DeLancey and Leonard Nimoy this "time-
less" classic is set in the twilight age of live
radio broadcast, Circa 1947. Come and enjoy
a unique mix of eras as our cast transports
you from today, the turn of the 20th Century,
our own childhoods and the unimaginably
distant future of mankind. Performances at
FCC, 241 N. Bridge St., LaBelle on Friday and
Saturday nights at 7 p.m. and Sunday mati-
nees at 2 p.m. April 2, 3 and 4 and 9, 10 and
11. Reservations: Call 863-675-3066; $12 in
advance; $14 at the door.

Learn self defense
Carlson Memorial United Methodist
Church is sponsoring a free Women's Self
Defense Awareness class Saturday, April 17,
at 10 a.m. Sensei J. Kelly has been training in
martial arts since 1972 and opened his dojo
in 1982. He shares his self defense seminars
with any organizations willing to host him.
CMUMC is located at 310 Campbell St.

Yard sale benefits animals
The Caloosa Humane Society is holding
a giant yard sale Saturday, March 27, from
8 a.m.-1 p.m. Donations are needed of sale-
able items. All proceeds go directly to ben-
efit the animals at the shelter. The sale will
be held on Park Ave. behind LaBelle Auction
Co., 390 N. Bridge Street. For more informa-
tion call 675-0997.

Set up booth for Mother's Day
Looking for vendors and crafters inter-
ested in setting up a booth at Barron park
for a Mother's Day Breakfast event to ben-
efit the Hendry/Glades Homeless Coalition
on Saturday, May 8, from 8-11 a.m. Vendors
are required to donate an item or items from
their inventory with a value of $15 or more
for a $1 raffle with proceeds going to the
homeless coalition. A $15 donation can be
substituted as a fee. The raffle hopes to en-
sure ample visitation to your booth to view
your raffle items and wares. Vendors are
needed with items that reflect Mother's Day
gifts such as flowers, jewelry, hats, scarves,
photos, purses, sweets, etc. Also, any busi-
ness or person wanting to donate a new or
slightly used item for the raffle can do so in
support of the homeless coalition. If inter-
ested, please call Anna at (863) 675-5356
daytime or (863) 674-0098 nights. Looking
for a great event!

LMS walks for healthy babies
LaBelle Middle School will hold "Walk

Mania" for the March of Dimes on March 25
sponsored by the Future Business Leaders
of America (FBLA). Students will participate
in a walk for the March of Dimes. They will
be asking friends, family and neighbors to
donate on their behalf. Please help LMS stu-
dents help the FBLA raise money to make
sure that "all babies are born healthy." To
make a donation, you may also contact Ms.
Jodi Higginbotham, FBLA Adviser at LMS.
FBLA and students at LMS would appreciate
your support.

Egg hunt at Moose Lodge
The Women of the Moose Chapter 1999
invite all children ages ten and under to join
them on Saturday, March 27, for an Easter
Egg Hunt followed by hot dogs and goodies.
Sign up begins at 9:30 a.m. Children must
be accompanied by an adult. The LaBelle
Moose Lodge is located at 280 Jaycee-Lions

View 'LaBelle's Untold Story'
LaBelle Heritage Museum will present
WGCU-TV Channel 30's Untold Stories epi-
sode entitled LaBelle: Reflection from the
River's Edge Thursday, April 1, 7 p.m. at La-
Belle City Hall. The program was first broad-
cast on July 22, 2005. This will be the LaBelle
Heritage Museum's first public showing of
the episode on a 70-inch projection screen.
Copies of the program will be available for
purchase. There will be a short business
meeting following the program and a pause
for refreshments. The public is welcome.
Enjoy recollections from the late Ida
Forrey Lofton Kirby, Lynda Small Thomp-
son Rider, Beauford E. Davidson and W T.
Maddox, Jr., as well as comments from Al-
ico Inc.'s John Alexander. LaBelle Heritage
Museum hopes the local stars appearing in
the TV episode will attend the meeting to an-
swer questions.

Ready to quit smoking?
A free community program, Quit Smok
ing Now, begins at the Hendry Convenient
Care Center March 31 for six sessions
Wednesday 5-6 p.m. Free NRT available for
those eligible (patch, gum, lozenges while
supplies last). Seating is limited. To register
or for more information contact Angelica
Pena, HRMC, 983-9121.

1566 N. Bridge St. LaBelle, FL
(863) 675-2441
3 Year Rabies Shot for $7
Every Saturday 8 am to 9 am
30% Discount on Boarding >
We have air conditioned kennels
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1400 Roberts Ave, Immokalee, FL
(239) 657-2266

Easter Sunday Brunch Buffet Horse recovered

Hosted by the American Legion Auxiliary
Unit 130 a Brunch Buffet on Easter Sunday,
April 4, from 10 a.m. 1 p.m. Menu: scram-
bled eggs, bacon, sausage, potatoes, French
toast, roast beef and turkey, soup, fruit salad,
rolls, condiments, coffee and tea. All you can
eat for $7. Public Welcome. Located at 699
Hickpochee Ave. (SR 80) LaBelle.

Kiwanis Easter Egg Hunt
Kids! Come to the big Easter egg hunt
Saturday, April 3, at 10 a.m. under the big
oak trees behind the Kiwanis Thrift Store,
155 S. Bridge Street. Free to all children, tod-
dlers 5th grade.

Meet Dr. Geake
Join Seacoast National Bank in welcom-
ing Dr. John D. Geake as medical director
of the Hendry Regional Convenient Care
Center on Tuesday, April 6, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
at the bank, 17 N. Lee St. Please RSVP to
Cyn DeLee Dalton at 675-2300. Light refresh-
ments will be served.

Conservationists to meet
The Hendry Soil and Water Conserva-
tion District will hold its regularly scheduled
Board meeting on March 25, at 1 p.m. in
the large conference room of the Dallas B.
Townsend Agricultural Building. Meetings
are open to the public.

The Hendry County Sheriff's Office has
recovered a horse in Montura. If you have
lost a horse, please call the Ag Unit at 863-

Auxiliary canteen meal
American Legion Auxiliary Unit 130
serves food every Tuesday evening in the
main hall during members only lounge
bingo. 4:30-7 p.m. Sandwich or soup $3.50
each, Lunch plate/dessert $5; desserts $1.
(Menu varies each week). Public welcome;
699 Hickpochee Ave. (SR 80).

Hendry Democrats to meet
Hendry County Democratic Executive
Committee will meet at LaBelle City Hall on
Monday, March 29, at 7 p.m. The meeting
is open to the public and, Democrats regis-
tered to vote in Hendry County are welcome
to participate in the discussion.

Tax service available
The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance
program (VITA) provides free and confi-
dential filing of tax returns by IRS certified
Services are targeted to families with
children earning less than $49,000. Come to
the United Way office at 117 Fort Thompson
Ave., through April 15. Appointments re-
quired. Dial 2-1-1 or 239-433-3900 to make
an appointment or for information.

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March 25, 2010 Caloosa Belle

Submitted photos/Allen Riberdy

LES March Citizens of the Month
The older students are front row from left: Teaghan Harvey, Rosio Moreno, Mad-
die Lofton, Erika Espinoza, Ricardo Balderas, Jose Ramos, Jessenia Denning;
Row 2: Victoria Gomez, Briana Alanis, Jessenia Escobedo, Ernesto Saucedo,
Gabriel Briones. Absent: Peyton Murray.
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Submitted photos/Allen Riberdy
The younger students are front row from left: Nick Williams, Neida Moreno,
Alexander Morales, Jose Salgado; Row 2: Fabian Sanchez, Raymond Zamora,
Johntaurus Johnson, Maria Garcia, Maria Morales; Row 3:Cristian Miranda, Ri-
cardo Santos, Nariah Mata, Sophia Sanchez, Angelica Juarez, Tamara Gonza-
lez. Absent: Karis Register.

School Briefs

AP Information Night at LHS
LaBelle High School will be holding an
AP Information Night on Thursday, April 22,
at 6:30 in the LHS auditorium. The AP (Ad-
vanced Placement) program offers students
the chance to take college-level courses and
earn college credits while in high school. La-
Belle High School will offer ten AP courses
next year--AP Language & Composition, AP
English Literature, AP Calculus, AP Statistics,
AP Human Geography, AP World History, AP
U.S. History, AP Environmental Science, AP
Psychology and AP Music Theory.
LHS students and their parents are invited
to attend AP Information Night. Mark Mat-
thews, a College Board representative, will
speak to parents and students about the
value of AP courses for college admissions,
college readiness, and college success. AP
teachers will present information on their
advanced placement course offerings and
will be available to answer parent and stu-
dent questions.
Students: It is not too late to sign up for
AP classes for next year! Counselors and
administrators will be available at the AP

Information session to assist students and
parents with AP course requests for next
school year.

Prepare for SAT/ACT
Free SAT/ACT prep classes will be held at
LHS Saturday mornings from 8:00-11:00 on
April, 17, 24, May 1, 8, 15 and 22. Sign up in

Register for Edison summer
Summer Registration at Edison State Col-
lege begag Monday, March 22. Enroll as soon
as possible to secure the classes and times
you want. Enrollment is at an all time high.
Classes will fill up very quickly. Choose the
session that's right for you: Full Session: May
6-Aug 11; Short Session A: May 6-June 23;
Short Session B: June 24-Aug 11. To check
out all Summer Courses head to: www.
Online applications are available: https://

Submitted photos/Allen Riberdy
Safety Patrols of the Month: Cleyver
Avila and Naesa Guajardo.

LHS yard sale plans

During the past months, members of
the Athletic Department have been collect-
ing items for our semi-annual Yard Sale to
benefit the athletes at LaBelle High School.
However, we still need your help with do-
nated items. All we ask of your donations is
they be in good condition and any items of
clothing be washed prior to donation.
We will again have this yard sale at Up-
thegrove Elementary School on Saturday,
April 17, between 8 a.m. and noon. Arrange-
ments can be made to pick up larger items
and items you cannot drop off. Please con-
tact Mel Greenleaf or Dave Kelley to sched-
ule a time we can pick up your items no later
than April 15. Proceeds will be used to help
students taking part in the athletic events.

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March 25, 2010

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LaBelle Sports Network

All aboard the

LaBelle Sports

Network Train!
Heading into the 2010 spring sports sea-
son, interest in the LaBelle Sports Network
(LSN) continues to grow.
With the local youth baseball and softball
seasons about to kick off, LSN is excited to
announce a Community Share Program in
which leagues can earn money simply by
submitting their results to our Web site.
"We really want to give back to the
leagues, coaches and teams that are con-
tributing content to the LaBelle Sports Net-
work," said Patty Brant, Editor of the Caloo-
sa Belle.
Launched earlier this year LSN is the Ca-
loosa Belles' free Web site devoted to youth,
recreation and leisure sports. The site pro-
vides local coaches with the opportunity to
display information regarding their teams
results, photographs, rosters, statistics, game
reports on the organization's LSN league
and team page for public viewing.
The information is also delivered to the
Caloosa Belle's Sports Department for pos-
sible future inclusion in our pages.
Now, LSN wants to reward the coaches,
leagues and organizations that use the site.
Under the Community Share Program, 20
cents from every dollar coming from local
LSN Web site advertising will be shared with
the participating organizations of LSN.
Points will be earned each time an orga-
nization submits results to LSN. At month's
end, the points earned will be tallied and
each participating organization or league
will receive its share of the revenue, to be
distributed on a quarterly basis.
This is not a "winner take all" system.
Each participating organization will receive
some share. In addition, if you refer a local
business that becomes a sponsor, 10 percent
of that advertiser's monthly fee goes directly
to your organization. And, your group will
continue to earn points toward that advertis-
er's remaining 10 percent of the Community
Share monthly pool.
Organizations interested in joining LSN
should contact Renee Hawley at rhawley@ or call 1-888-
853-7904, ext. 226. LSN can be accessed
by visiting, clicking on
your community tab, highlighting "Sports"
on the upper right part of the page and click-
ing on "LaBelle Sports Network."
The community share sponsors that
we would like to thank for LSN include
Forrey Grill. Langford Ford, New Ho-
rizons, Nisbet Enterprises,Randy's Ga-
rage and U-Save Supermarket.

Univrso Aee-Star heoor & Dance Cowboys grab

Submitted photo
LaBelle's Universe All-Star Cheerleaders (UAC) takes spirit wherever they go.

We are a non-profit organization and a
competitive Cheerleading and Dance Pro-
gram, all coaches are volunteers. We are
committed to our youth. We are located at
110 South Industrial Loop Road, LaBelle,
We have been located in LaBelle for over
10 years; our age groups for the competitive
teams are 3 -18, boys and girls. All children
are accepted, so you don't have to worry ev-
eryone can cheer, NO TRYOUTS.
We start preparing for our competition
season in the summer and it runs until May.
Our gym is open year round, so that the

Submitted photo
Caution: Cheerleaders at work!

cheerleaders can continue to build on their
skills. We also offer a tumbling class for ages
3-18 years.
We are proud to coach athletes and help
them reach their potential and in character.
We are committed to safety and excellence.
We also offer a after-school camp for
school age boys and girls from all of the La-
Belle Schools and West Glades School bus
provides after-school transportation to the
gym. The Gym is open to the after-school
camp until 6 p.m. Other classes are offered
by Bushi Kan Dojo of Southwest Fla. They
cover authentic arts in Karate, Weapons and
Aikido with special classes in Jujutsu, laido
(Sword), Ninjutsu and Self defense.
For any information on any of the classes
offered please call 863-675-3737.

Sports Shorts

Sign up for Pop Warner
Sign up for LaBelle Longhorn Football
at Davis Pratt Park Saturday, March 27, 10
a.m.-2 p.m. at the Locker Room. Come sign
up early for football. Teams are filling up
fast! For information call Debbie Alexander
@ 863-673-4643.

Attention shotgun shooters
First come shooters can get free lessons
on trap and skeet shooting. Call Ed Kuntz
for arrangements 675-6432. Range hours are
Saturday and Wednesday 8 a.m.-noon. Les-
sons will be another time. Also, come join
Caloosa Sports Shooters ($25 per year) and
shoot at night on Thursday nights. All trap
and skeet rounds of 25 targets are $4 per

For more information call Dave Alexander
863-675-0500 or Ed Kuntz 8630675-6432.

Are you ready for tennis?
LaBelle High School is planning its Sec-
ond Annual Tennis Tournament for March
27-28. Singles March 27 at 8 a.m.; doubles
March 28 at 1:30 p.m. Call LHS for details.

Get those sport photos in!
Don't forget the LaBelle Sports Network
photo contest ends this month., choosing the
best community sports photo on our Web
page. To post a photo go to,
click on LaBelle homepage, then Sports tab
at upper right. Post photos by April 1. Con-
tact Renee Hawley rhawyle@communitys- or call 888-853-7904.

big victories

The LaBelle High School baseball team
won two out of three last week to improve
their season record to 7-3.
The Cowboys got the week started off
on Tuesday, March 16, with a big district
victory against the Island Coast Gators, 4-1.
Pitcher Steven Sodrel turned in his best per-
formance of the season, shutting down the
high-powered Gator offense on six hits and
two earned runs. The sophomore struck out
four and walked one, keeping the Gators off
balance all night with a number of different
pitches. Senior Angel Alvarez led the Cow-
boy offensive attack going 3-4 with two RBIs
at the plate.
Against the Dunbar Tigers on Thursday,
March 18, the Cowboy bats exploded for
15 hits, winning another important district
game 12-2. Junior Josh McCardel had a
tremendous night going four-for-four with
three doubles and three RBIs. Angel Alvarez
and Steven Sodrel were both three-for-four
with a triple and three RBIs apiece.
Tyler O'Ferrell turned in a fine perfor-
mance on the pitching rubber to earn his
first career varsity victory. The freshman
gave only two hits and two runs in four in-
nings after settling down from a rough first
inning start. Freshman Austin Garcia pitched
the fifth inning, giving up no hits.
On Saturday, March 20, the Cowboys fell
behind early to a very tough Naples Com-
munity School and lost 9-5. Josh McCardel
continued his torrid hitting streak, going 3-4
with a double and two RBIs. Angel Alvarez
was 2-4 and had a double while Austin Gar-
cia also added a double for the Cowboys.
The fans can check out the team stats at

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Swine winners at Livestock Show

Submitted by Sonja Crawford
On Wednesday, Feb. 17, the 4-H/FFA
Market Swine Show was held. The show
consisted of 4-H'ers and FFA members ex-
hibiting their market swine ranging from 200
pounds to 284 pounds and was sponsored
by Diamond R Fertilizer. Florida Gulf Coast
University sponsored the belt buckles.
The official judge of the evening was Mr.
Frankie Hall of Gainesville. The hogs were
judged on muscling, trimness, length of
body, spring to the rib, design, productive
type, correctness of finish, and expected
carcass desirability.
Receiving blue ribbons for their entry:
Gwendolyn Ash, Ryley Bowen, April Brooks,
Travis Burchard, Bryana Campbell, Kelsey
Cooper, Clay Cooper, Wyatt Corbitt, Taylor
Corbitt, Ashely Cox, Josey Scannell Dana,
Jordan Fiore, Steven Fiore, Braxton Ford,
Shelby French, Garrett Goodwin, Amber
Hamric, Shaina Hansen, Kari-Beth Harrell,
Kevin Harrell, Kayla Hood, Kayla Howard,
Leigh Huckabee, Gary Ben Hull, Emily Hull,
Amanda Jedrykowski, Monica Ledesma,
JC Leon, Emily Leon, Arron Mace, Alberto
Martinez, Andy McAvoy, James R McVay
VI, Robert Meador, Clayton Merritt, Brittany
Mills, Scott Morrison, Micah Mudge, Marle-
na Nelson, Shelby O'Bannon, Brittney Ore-
lue, Alexandra Pequeno, Miranda Pequeno,
Dillon Powell, Gennifer Raulerson, Derik
Rose, Dalton Rose, Deedra Shackford, Lori
Spangler, Floyd Herod, Spangler, Jr, Thayer
Stem, Kindall Tindall, Morgan Walker, Ha-
ley Walker, Camrann White, Logann White,
Tatianna White, Cassidy Willis, and Megan

Receiving red ribbons for their entry:
Chase Altman, Dustin Cooper, Tripp Edgar,
Brandon Flack, Tyler Flack, Ryan Howard,
Joey Leon, Dalton Mace, Marshal Platt, and
Carl Willis.
The Grand Champion Swine was shown
by Herod Spangler, Jr of the Double H Live-
stock 4-H Club. Herod's hog weighed 264
pounds and was purchased by Dr. Caignet.
Camrann White of the Pig Skin Classic 4-H
Club exhibited the Reserve Champion Hog
weighing in at 253 pounds. Florida Sod pur-
chased Camrann's hog.
The exhibitors are judged on control,
presentation to the judge, awareness of the
judge, and knowledge of the species. Plan-
ning, practicing, and neat appearance will
assist the exhibitor in being successful.
In the Senior Swine Showmanship divi-
sion: Ryan Howard captured the first place
award with Emily Hull taking the second
place award. Emily and Ryan are both
members of the Pig Skin Classic 4-H Club.
In the Junior Swine Showmanship cat-
egory: Pig Skin Classic 4-H Club member
Travis Burchard was awarded the first place
award. Taylor Corbitt of the Hogs R Us 4-H
Club captured the second place award.
Pig Skin Classic 4-H Club member Josey
Scannell Dana was the winner of the Aver-
age Daily Gain award with Gary Ben Hull
capturing the second place award. Gary
Ben is also a member of the Pig Skin Classic
4-H Club.
Congratulations to all of the exhibitors;
thank you club leaders and parents.

Submitted photo/Sonja Crawford
Travis Burchard, 1st place Junior

Submitted photo/Sonja Crawford
Herod Spangler, Jr, Grand Champion

Submitted photo/Sonja Crawford
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The group hiked approximately 5 miles
round trip to Fort Center, partially
alongside the flooded creek. For info
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Above: Reading interpretive signs
about the Indian mounds are Carol
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* 2 Montura lots $5,500 each
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* WELL MAINTAINED 2BR/ 2BA manufactured home on 1 +/-
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sold as a SHORT SALE and all offers are subject to 3rd party
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LaBelle 2 units 1800 St rage For more listings, For more listings, There will be an Alrglades Airport Advisory Board Meeting held on Wednes- FROM COLLINGSWOOD PARKWAY
ft +/- each. May rent o to go to day, April 7, 2010 at 3 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Airglades TO COWBOY WAY IN HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
one side, both sides or 5775 SR 80 LaBelle, FL 9 go Airport, in the Conference Room, located at 3200 Airglades Blvd., Clewiston, Fm# 416231-1
divide into individual of- 863-674-1876 FL 33440. All interested parties are encouraged to attend. For Further nfor- RFQ # 2010-10
divide into individual of- 863-674-1876 Wmation, please contact the Hendry County Engineer's Office at OPENING DATE: APRIL 8, 2010 AT 2:00 p.m.
fice spaces. Call for de- (863) 675-5222 or (863) 983-1588.
ails. Trace Pfluge Alarmed Units Security If a person decide to appeal any decision made by the Hendry County Hendry County is seeking engineering firms interested in providing profes-
a elle r Cameras Outside Storage Commission with respect o any matter considered at this meeng he/she sional services in connecon with the construction of a sidewalk on NW Eu-
LaBelle Tropics Realty 1Moiltorg 5_u t will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, e/she calyptus from Collingswood Parkway to Cowboy Way. Firms submitting
a863 673 i 6 Mobile Storage 5x5 up may need to ensure that verbabm record of the proceedings is made, must have experts in construction administration, quality assurance tet-
863-673-6533 10x30 Units A/C Units which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is ng, and compliance with the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvetment
Penske Truck Rentals For sale cheap. Must to be based. Act and any other requirements that FDOT may impose in the LAP Agree-
Office sauce n Hw 80 FURNISHED: 1/1, 2/2, m v 1 ment. Proposers shall have all services available in-house or may propose
e spa oni wy 0thsa n F NIS : 1/1, 2 1985 D ge Janet B. Taylor, Chair multiple firms which have joined together to provide the various required
$550 monthly (electric, d and 3/2, $144K-$175K, Call convertible. Can be re- Board ofCounty Commssoners, Hendy County disciplinary services in order to offer a compete submission. Individuals
water, security includ- receive $50 off Willard Realty: stored. LaBelle Woods 347909 CB/CN 3/28/10 and firms properly registered in the State of Florida are encouraged to sub-
ed Cal K n r de first months rent (863)675-0779 1 o | mit their qua ficabtions for consideration. All submittals (see Part IV, Sub-
ed). Call Kenny for de- fi monthsrent (863)750779 lot 48 740-974-8855 mission Requirements) received in response to this RFQ will be reviewed b
tails 863-673-4325 or a County Evaluabon Committee. In order to be considered, submittals must
863-675-8888 LABELLE RENT-A-SPACE Honda Accord 2006, 1 be r ived b the Board of County Commssione at the C.E. Hall Building
Cowbo Wa& KRenne dy (Clerk's Office in the Hendry County Courthouse Complex, 25 E. Hickpoch
oy nneywner, excellent condi- ee Ave., LaBelle, FL by 2:00 pm on April 8, 2010, at which bme all respons-
Blvd. Monthly includes oe tion. Full power silveresto this request will be recorded in the presence of one or more
tax: 5'x10' $42.80; tion. Full power, silver REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS witnesses.
8. Q' x10' $5.501 ' gray ext, black interior. 457 DEFERRED COMPENSATION
8'x10' $53.5 ;10'x10' TN MOUNTAINS 4200 mile k $13itei000 4A copy of the Instructions and RFQ Documents can be obtained from the
$58.85; 8x25 $96.30; Acreage w/stream & ,000 miles. $13,000 RFP NUMBER: 2010-13 Hen ry County Purchasing Office, located at 165 S. Lee St., LaBelle, FL (for
ROOM MATE Single, A25 Dr omo. Evenings up), Post Office Box 2340, LaBelle, FL 33975 (mailing address) or by
le no smoer t 4hr acces $25 HOA Cabin. 6-13 Acres. 29-694-8871 OPENING DATE AND TIME: April 27, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. calling 863) 675-5220. Instructions and RFQ documents will be emaile
tharre hnm in Lakdell returnable keW dleosit. $75K-$95K Call Willard iprvud i d sere g ic me nertupon request; however, Hendry County will not guarantee the accuracy or
F em a le, non-smoker to returnable 863-675-2392 sit. 75K-95K Hendry County is seeking firms interested in providing deferred compensa- completeness of documents sent via email.
Room with private en- Realty: (863)675-0779 tion for the Hendry County Board of County Commissioners. Firms offering
m wit m al util deferred compensation plans which meet Internal Revenue Service reuire- The solicitation does not commit Hendry County to award any contracts, to
trance. $400/mo all until P R a i ments are encouraged to submit their proposal for consideration. All submit- pay any costs incurred in the preparation of a response to this RFQ, or to
incld.(239)265-2238 f talks (see Section I, General Information) received in response to this RFP contract for any services. The County reserves the right to reject any or al
will be reviewed by an evaluation committee. In order to be considered, submittals received as a result of this solicitation, or to cancel in part or in
SHalf doors, full doors, submittals must be received by the Board of County Commissioners at the its enbrety this RFQ, if it is in the best interest ofthe County to do so.
Need a few more bucks upper soft skin glass C.E. Hall Building (Clerk's Office) In the Hendry County Courthouse Com-
o rch m hin T fit 7 Wrnlr Y ex, 25 E. Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida by April 27, 2010 at 2:00 Hendry County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and actively seeks M-
to purchase something -WATERFRONT il fits '87-'95 Wrangler YJ. p.m., at which time all responses to this request wil be recorded in the nonty and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise participation.
deer? Pick up some 2BR/3BA, golf course, Fr m Rear glass HDTP, some presence of one or more witnesses. Any proposals received after the above
deer? Pick up some 2BR/3BA, golf course, For more listings, noted time and date will not be opened or considered. Board of County Commissioners
extra bucks when you huge LR, DR, Fla. room, hardware $500 obo JanetB. Taylor, Chairwoman
sell your used items in 2 car garage, $900 mo. go to 863-675-2852 A coy f the Instucbons and RFP Documents can be obtained from the 348623 CB/CN 3/18,25;4/1/10
ry County Purchasing Department, located at 165 S. Lee St., LaBelle,
the classifeids. (970)728-8011 Florida (for pick up), Post Office Box 2340, LaBelle, Florida 33975 (mailing
SMThis solicitation does not commit Hendry County to award any contracts, to
SP a pay any costs incurred in the preparation of a response to this RFP, or to Need a few more bucks
SJohn Deere, 2008, 4 tract for any services. The County reserves the righ to ret any purchase something NOTICE OFSHERIFFS SALE
submittals received as a result of this solicitation, or to cancel in part or in
P la c e y o u r wheel drive gator, mod- its entirety this RFP, if it is in the best interest of the County to do so. deer? Pick up some Notice is hereby given that pursue
LaBelle 2br, 11/2ba, el H.P.X. Low hours, Hendry County is an Equal Opportunity Employer extra bucks when you ant to a Writ of Execuon, issued
II I E $600 a mo. + $600 sec like new. $8350.00 and Drug/Smoke Free Work Place. sell your used items in the Circuit Court of h endar
dep. References reqd. 863-675-3330 Janet B. Taylor, Chairwoman the classifeids. of September, 2008, in the cause
Call After 5pm or Iv msg Board of County Commissloners wherein Surf Consultants, Inc., as
(239)246-5106t 349388 CB/CN 3/25;4/1/10 successor in interest to Drectla
-_ - - Merchant Bank, N.A is plaintiff and
Barbara Freedland is defendant,
MOBILEH HOoME o L Hw do you find a job in said Court, I, Steve Whidden,
wy 78 West of La- you in a joas Sheriff of Hendry County, Flori
AS I I A belle. $450/mo, in today's competi- da, have levied upon all the right,
be II. T$ I II tidle and interest of the defendant
(863)673-0081 For more listings, tive market? In the 1. INVITATION TO BID Barbara Freedland, in and to the
go to employment section following described property, to-
.R immnTC Tr wiAinoisaicoanof the classified ON NW EUCALYPTUS
w ap.cmON NW EUCALYPTUS FM# 416231-1-58-01 2007 Jeep Compass,
Bid No. 2010-12 Vehicle Number
2br/2ba doublewide, Opening Date and Time: April 8, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. Title Number 97750198.
\ like new on 1/2 acre lot P l Sealed Bids will be received by the Board of County Commissioners of And on the 15th day of April, 2010
$3000 down owner fi- Hendry County, Florida at the Hendry County Complex, Clerk of Circuit at the Hendry County Sheriff's Of
nancin available. GoodCourt, Attn. Barbara Butler, C.E. Hall Building, Administration Wing, 2nd fice, LaBelle, Florida, at the hour
dancing avaible. G d NOTICE OF MEETING LOCATION CHANGE Floor, Room A-226, 25 East Hickpochee Ave., LaBelle, Florida 33935 for of 11:00am, or as soon thereafter
credit or bad credit. It Constucton of Sidewalk Improvements on NW Eucalyptus from Colings- as possible, I will offer for sale all
makes no difference THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE BOARD OFCOUNTY wood Avenue to Cowboy Way. We invite you to respond. All Bids must e the said defendant's, Barbara
makes no differ COMMISSIONERS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA, WILL BE received and time/date stamped by said Clerk of Courts or designee no later Freedland, right, title and interest
\ 863-675-8888 HELD AT 5:00 P.M., APRIL 13, 2010, AT THE HARLEM LIBRARY, than Thursday, April 8th, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. Copies of plans, specifcatons in the aforesaid property, at public
10103 HARLEM ACADEMY AVENUE, CLEWISTON, FLORIDA. and bid documents may be obtained from the Hendry County Engineer's Of- auction and will sell the same,
B. ANK REPO'S ice located at 99-A East Cowboy Way, LaBelle Florida, telephone number subject to taxes, all prior liens, en-
K R S If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Hendry County (863) 675-5222. A fee of $25.00 will be charged for the package. cumbrances and judgments, if
MOVE TO YOUR LAND Commission with respect to any matter considered at such meebng or hear any, to the highest bidder for
Mobile Home Angels ing, he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such pur- Bidders must be prequalified with FDOT to be considered. CASH IN HAND, the proceeds to
S pose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings be applied as far as may be to the
J. 561-721-2230 is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the A Pre-Bid Conference will be held on Wednesday, March 31st, 2010 at payment of costs and the satisfac-
appeal is to be based. 10:00 a.m. at the Engineer's Office in LaBelle. Prospective bidders are tion of the above-described execu-
Gated mobile home Board ofCounty Commissiones strongly encouraged to attend. tion.
community, 55 or older of Hendry County, Florida All Bids will be opened on Thursday, April 8th, 2010 at 2:00 p.m., or soon Steve Whidden
located on Caloosa- Janet Taylor, Chairwoman thereafter, at the County Complex, C. E. Hall Building, Administrative Wing, Sheriff
located on C a- 349162 CB/CN 3/25/10 Second Floor, Clerk's Office, 25 East Hickpochee Ave., LaBelle, Florida.
hatchee River in Moore Hendry County, Florida
Haven. $79,900 mobile The County reserves the right to waive informalities in any bids; to reject
S___any or all bids with or without cause; and/or to accept the bid that in its By: Leutenant Andy Lewis
and lot. Ready to move judgmentwill be in the best interest ofthe County. 348294 CN/CB 3/11,18,25;4/1/10
LJin. $5000 down owner Board ofCountyCommissioners
financing 863-675-8888 383 3 1 Janet Taylor, Chairwoman
348631CB/CN 3/18,25;4/1/10 LEGAL HOTKE
New 3br/2ba doublewide NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS DeMott Auction gives notice of m-
on 1/2 acre lot. Total Florida Department of Transportation Project Grab a bargain from your tent, pursuant to subsection
price $59,900. Low neighbor's garage, attic, Your next job could be 713.78 the following vehicles, to
dowprie $ ent 59, Bids will be received by the District One Office unbl 2:00 PM. on Thursday, i te the 'ol lowing eicltues:
down payment & inter- April 15, 2010, for the following Proposals: basement or closet in in today's classified.
est rate with your good E1I32- A Certfication of Qualification is not required for Performance High- today's declassified Did you look for it? 5 62551 1426
credit 863-675-8888 wa Lightng Maintenance in Charlotte, Glades, Hendry, & Lee Counties. t y Classiies. d yu l f 5L 62551 42
SBudet Estimate: 1,210,000.00 Kubota RTV 900
I33-A Certficaton of Qualification is not required for Chemical Mowing-4x4 Diel
Wet Blade Application in Polk County. Budget Estimate: $291,180.00 Reading 4 n paCn p r he s Senal #:69867
ing in Glades & Hendry Counties. Budget Estimate: $39,803.00 # KR90A6106986
Fro m the C o m fort A Certification of Qualificabon is not required for Remove Litter and l Anero
Fro m the C o m fo rt Mow Right of Way, excluding medians, on U.S. 41 in Sarasota County. Bud- yOU get m ore out of life. Abandon Property
get Estimate: $13,000.00 ATV Corp
SComplete letbng advertisement nformabon for this project is available on 7425 Ball o r
f Y r Home For more listings, #PLANHODERS%2LIST or by callna (863) 519-2559. No wonder newspaper a FL33015
go to 348957 CB/CN 3/25;4/1/10 To be sold at auction
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Slick on declassified 4-wheeler $2500 obo is a click awayl Sell your used items
863-673-5540 in the classified

March 25, 2010

Caloosa Belle

SUBMITTED BY R. Scott Cooper DATE: 4/13/10
SUBJECT AREA: 406 Requirements for High School Graduation
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY OF PURPOSE: The proposed rule establishes the
)olcy for requirements for high school graduation.
JITATION OF LEGAL AUTHORITY: 1003.43, 1001.42, 1001.43, 1003.428,
1003.4156, 1001.41(3), 1008.22(10)(c) and 1008.22(10) ES.
-ITATION OF SPECIFIC LEGAL REFERENCE: 1003.43, 1001.42, 1001.43,
1003.428, 1003.4156, 1001.41(3), 1008.22(10)(c) and 1008.22(10) F.S
-ULL TEXT A copy of the full text of the proposed rule may be obtained,
Nithout cost, at the Office of the Superintendent of Schools.
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY The proposed rule establishes the policy for re-
quirements for high school graduation.
STATEMENT OF REGULATORY COSTS: The proposed policy revision will
:reate no additional district economic impact in excess of $100.00 except
For the costs of prinbng and distribubons.
-OCATION OF MEETING, TIME AND DATE: Hendry County School Board
Meeting Room, 475 E. Osceola Avenue, Clewiston, FL at 5:30 p.m. or as
;oon thereafter as the matter may be heard on April 13, 2010.
Notice: Any person who wishes to provide the School Board with informa-
ion regarding the statement of esbmated regulatory cost, or to provide a
proposall for a lower cost regulatory alternative must do so in writing within
21 days after publication of this notice.
Notice: If requested in writing and not deemed unnecessary by the Agen-
:y Head, a Rule Development Workshop will be held at a time and dae to
ee advertised in the future.
Notice: The procedure for obtaining a public hearing on this proposed rule
s to request, in writing, a hearing. The request shall be submitted to the
superintendent of Schools, in writing, within 21 days after publication of
:his notice. The request shall specify how the person requesting the public
hearing would be affected by the proposed rule. The School Board, upon
appropriate request, shall give affected persons an opportunity to present
evidence and argument on the issues under consideration.
Notice: Inspection and copying of all written materials constituting public
records submitted to the agency regarding draft rules may be obtained by
request in writing, to the Superintendent of Schools.
Notice: The School Board may recognize any material which may be udi-
:lally noticed and to incorporate them into the record of the rule making
proceeding. The School Board may incorporate material by reference into
:he proposed rule.
Notice: If you need an accommodation in order to participate in this pro-
:ess, please notify the Superintendent of Schools at (863) 674-4642 or at
lie Hendry County Courthouse, LaBelle, Florida 33935 at least 48 hours
rnor to the meeting or workshop.
Notice: If the School Board adopts the proposed rule, one certified copy of
he proposed rule shall be filed in the Office of the Superintendent of
Schools pursuant to 120.54(3)(e), F.S.
347863 CN 3/11,18,25 CB 3/25/10


[Puli Noic

CASE NO. 26-2009-CA-001147
Notice is hereby given that, pursu-
ant to a Rnal Summary Judgment of
Foreclosure entered in the above-
styled cause, in the Circuit Court of
Hendry County, Flonda, I will sell the
property situate in Hendry County,
londa, descnbed as:
To include a:
2005 General VIN
GMHGA40432031A 93037531
2005 General VIN
GMHGA40432031B 93037588
at public sale, to the highest and
best bidder, for cash, Clerk of the
Circuit Court in the Hendry County
Courthouse (being the second floor
hallway of the Hendry County Courts
Building), LaBelle, FL 33935 at 11:00
AM, on April 7, 2010.
DATED this 5th day of March, 2010.
Any person claiming an interest in
the surlus from the sale, if any,
other than the property owner as of
the date of the is pendens, must file
a claim within 60 days after the sale.
Witness, my hand and seal of this
court on the 5th day of March, 2009.
By /S/ D. Hammond
Deputy Clerk
Law Offices of
Daniel C. Consuegra
9204 King Palm Drive
Tampa, FL 33619-1328
Attorneys for Paintiff
In accordance with the Americans
With Disabilites Act of 1990, persons
needing a special accommodation to
participate in this proceeding should
contact the ASA Coordinator no later
than seven (7) days prior to the pro-
ceeding. If heanng impaired, please
call (800) 955-8771 (TDD) or
(800) 955-8770 (voice), via Ronda
Relay Service.
348393 CGS/CB 03/18,25/10


Moore Haven, FL 33471
Robert Wagner
TR/T 34'
Age: Unknown SN: Unknown
348604 CB/CN 3/18,25/10

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4/4/2010 @ 8:00AM
1998 FORD
VIN# 1FMZU34E1WUC96145
1994 CHEV
VIN# 2G1FP22SXR2203594
4/7/2010 @ 8:00AM
2006 NISS
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Submitted photo/Don Munch

New signs
On scenic Birchwood Parkway in Port La-
Belle is a new "Citizens on Patrol" sign, one
of several new patrol signs placed in the area,
thanks to the efforts of the Port LaBelle Com-
munity Development District and the Glades
County Sheriff's Department. Citizens in the
Port LaBelle patrol areas who are interested in
becoming a member of the highly respected
and successful "Citizens on Patrol" program
should contact Mr. Roger Saunders at 863-
675-6288 or Mr. Ken Fuller at 863-675-1967.

INI/Ashley Smith

Local pageant girl

Tonie Tolar of LaBelle competed in the 5th An-
nual Miss US South Florida Teen Pageant on
Saturday, March 13. The pageant took place at
the Clewiston High School Auditorium where
she placed first runner-up and was awarded
Miss Photogenic and Audience Choice.

Submitted photo

Never to be forgotten
The Hendry/Glades Center of Edison State College will observe the Dr. Talbot Spivak Holocaust
Memorial Week March 29-April 1. The Boxcar Education Project provided by the Holocaust Mu-
seum of Southwest Florida will be at the College, 1092 E. Cowboy Way, LaBelle, free and open
to all for the entire week. The vintage boxcar is of the type used to transport Jews to the death
camps. Programming includes Monday's discussion with survivors of the death camps Hella and
Heinz Wartski 4:30-6 p.m.; Tuesday's "Voices of Victims" 4:30-6 p.m., and 'Holocaust: Not just an
isolated moment in time: lecture 6-7 p.m.: A dramatic reading by GSA members; Wednesday an
original play, "In Memory's Kitchen" written and performed by Lori M. Shula 5-6 p.m., followed by
a discussion led by Carl Sharp, WW II veteran and Florida's Cowboy Poet Laureate, 6-7 p.m. Clos-
ing ceremonies on Thursday includes a moving 21-gun salute by the Honor Guard of American
Legion Post 130 6-6:30 p.m. followed by the showing of the movie "Swing Kids" 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Please contact the college for more information at 863-674-0408.

Caloosa Belle

Air Conditioning & Electric, Inc.
All CoullI11111i ELECTRIC Stis SeICi DUCT CLEiaII

863 675-0022
LICENSE #'s:CAC1815066 ER0001347

835 S. Main St. LaBelle, FL
All Major .Se Habla Espafiol
Appliances Licensed & Insured #2006258472167
We aim to please REP4


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Serving LaBelle Since 1966

S Carpet and
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Aso Available Water Extraction Restorlion
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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

Kitchens, baths, room additions
pole barns, aluminum, concrete
No job to small

Mobile Office 863-673-2518
Lic#RB29003105 RC 29027104


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12 &* 15y otier.CD&H


280 north bridge street lcbelle, fl
located in the historic forey building


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Rcsidcntial & Commcrcial
Member of the BBB
Metal Roofs, Re-Roofs, Roof Repairs
Office (863) 675-7045
I.iccnse #CCC 1325950

The company with integrity
Often imitated, never duplicated
I Residenial & Conmmerial Pumping
IRepaoi& Now Inallations
I. qdions
137 S. Industrial Loop #2
LaBelle, FL
863-675-0636 or 239-694-1067
T. Dinsey &
R. Crews Septic Inc.
Hey folks, we have a special going on here and we
want you in on it!! We want your stinky business, and
if you don't call us we both lose money!! Need your
septic tank pumped out?? Call us:
( 863-675-3500
I (after hours and weekends, an additional charge
"*Hendry and Glades Counties**
S*Offer expires 02/28/2010

American Legion Post 130

Fish Fry Friday's

Spm-7pm $7.00 Public Welcomed
699 W.SR 80 La&lle,FL (863) 675-8300

Renier's Well Drdllng Contractor
Installation & Repairs Li
Water Systems Licens #
Residential & Commercial 11322
Cel Office
561-271-5314 863-675-1739
Espal English

March 25, 2010


Edison's new

degree program

Addiction services, crisis intervention and
treatment planning requires the delicate, yet
determined care of highly trained profes-
sionals. Southwest Florida needs more of
these specialized care providers.
To meet this growing demand, Edison
State College will begin offering an Associ-
ate's in Science degree in Human Services
this fall.
"The program is for students who would
like to pursue a career helping people with
personal and socialization problems," said
Kathie Morris, Director Counseling Services
and Ombudsman. "The degree will prepare
students for entry-level positions in social
services or for transfer to four year colleges
or universities to pursue a bachelor or mas-
ter's degree in human service, psychology,
social work, sociology and other related so-
cial science majors."
Edison State met with a variety of human
service providers in the community to dis-
cuss the types of careers and skill sets for
which they have a need. Southwest Florida
Addiction Services, Lee Memorial Mental
Health, Vista, the David Lawrence Center,
The Salvation Army and Hope Hospice
were represented at the meeting. Together
the group determined that there is an edu-
cational need in Southwest Florida to bet-
ter prepare students for careers in the fields
of mental health and substance abuse. "I
know from my experience there are so
many people who need these services and
so many people who, with the right train-
ing, will make excellent service providers,"
said Dr. Washington D. Baquero, Edison
State Board of Trustee member and a fam-
ily practice physician. This program is very
much needed. This is a good day for our
Graduates of the field could work in a
community setting or inpatient setting as
an assistant counselor dealing with general
human skills. Other graduates may work in
addiction treatment, using skills such as: in-
terviewing, planning intervention, coaching,
referral, and counseling, case management,
health and safety issues, behavior modifica-
tion, and consultation.
Students can select from a variety of
classes including: Intro to Human Services,
Basic Counseling Skills, Intra and Inter Per-
sonal Processes, Crisis Intervention, Phar-
macology in Drug Abuse, Chemical Depen-
dence and Addictions, Case Management,
Residential Treatment Theory, Evaluation
of Treatment Environment, and more. New
graduates have the potential to earn $19,999-
$32,000 per year.
For more information about the Human
Services Program, please contact, the Allied
Health Department at (239) 489-9255.
For media inquiries contact, Catherine
Bergerson, Director of Communications and
Marketing, 239-489-9460 or mbergerson@
Edison State College is Southwest Flori-
da's largest, most established, most acces-
sible and most affordable school of higher
education serving more than 18,000 students
in five counties with campuses in Lee, Collier
and Charlotte and a center serving Hendry/
Glades. Many classes are available online at


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