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Thursday, November 4, 2010

Vol. 88 No. 43

ie Plus tax
500 Plus tax

Voters pick Biofuel: Area's future?


Harris and


Hendry Countians followed the
Republican upsurge in the Nov. 2
election in local and state races.
Republican Darrell Harris re-
tained his District 2 County Com-
mission seat, overcoming Demo-
crat Andy Herrero
1,062 votes to 359
(74.74 percent of
the vote).
In the District 4
County Commis-
sion race, which
includes much of
Port LaBelle, Re-
publican Al Perry
Darrell Harris won over Demo-
crat Dwight Hat-
field by a margin of 1,055 votes to
672. Mr. Perry will assume the seat
Kevin McCarthy
Port LaBelle
CDD: Seat 1, Patti
O, Ashley over Nan-
cy Imhoff (68-60);
Seat 3, Jeff McGirt
V over Suzanne
Gee (82-41); Seat
AI Perry 5 Shannon Craft
over Margaret
Pass (81-41).
Of Hendry County's 16,156 vot-
ers, 6,655 cast ballots in the elec-
tion (41.19 percent).
See Page 4 for information about
how to contact the newspaper
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Bill Vasden, Jr. has 250,000 acres in kenaf. This is his
third planting of the promising biofuel crop. Kenaf is
related to the hibiscus plant with flowers resembling
those common Florida ornamentals. Leaves look simi-
lar to cannabis leaves. When the crop is harvested, it
is baled and the chips used to produce power. He is
also experimenting with camelina and some jatropha.

by Patty Brant
Caloosa Belle
Biofuel is more than just a buzz word. It rep-
resents the hope of energy efficiency and energy
independence for the future.
LaBelle farmer Bill Vasden, Jr. has a vision
for the future that goes beyond his family's
holdings. He sees a Southwest Florida that has
grown comfortably into an economic future
built on renewable energy.
He sees farm families that have taken the idea
of renewable energy crops to heart, forming the
base for a strong nation as well as healthy local
He has taken upon himself the task of spread-
ing the word among his colleagues, converting
them to "the faith" he and many others includ-
ing scientists and economists believe will pave
the way to a better future.
At a workshop at his Church Road feedstock
farm last month, Bill told a large group that his-

motive is to build the American economy and to
secure a good, renewable energy supply as well
as food source for the nation.
Bill has turned his farm into a research sta-
tion of his own, growing specialized crops like
kenaf and camelina crops he hopes will be-
come common to farmers throughout the area.
They can balance the flow of power more easily
because, unlike sources like solar energy, they
can produce a constant supply.
Preaching to his crowd, Bill explained that
biofuel will have a ready market in aviation. In
addition to airports, the military is extremely in-
terested in cheap, renewable jet fuel.
He told them, "It's happening across nation.
People are working in garages, developing new
ideas." He encouraged them to "step up to the
challenge," so Southwest Florida will be among
the innovators in the biofuel field.
Bill showed off his crop of kenaf a rela-
See Biofuel Page 2


by Vicki Marines
UF junior
The Caloosahatchee River is a remark-
able waterway that flows through the heart
of LaBelle; however, did you know that this
river is endangered?
In 2006, the Caloosahatchee River was
ranked No. 7 among America's Most En-
dangered Rivers based on the toxic level of
nutrient pollution that flowed into the river
from Lake Okeechobee and the 700,000-
acre watershed, said Rae Ann Wessel, nat-
ural resource policy director for the Sanibel
Captiva Conservation Foundation.
Although it is no longer ranked, the
Caloosahatchee River has made little im-
provement since then.
During the rainy season, the problem in
the river is that too much water is flowing
into the river, which eliminates essential
fresh/salt water mixing zones, Wessel said.
The opposite effect is visible during the dry
season because there is not enough fresh-
water to create a healthy mixture zone,
Wessel said.
She said chemicals such as phosphorus
and nitrogen are making their way to the
river and causing algae to bloom that often
contain toxins. Nitrogen is a threat to the
water quality because it clouds the water
and reduces sunlight, so habitats such as
the sea grass habitat can't grow, she said.
"We could be in equally bad shape, but
we haven't nominated the river yet," Wes-
sel said, referring to the previous nomina-
tion of the river.
She said these chemicals generally
come from pollutants such as fertilizer, lit-
ter and even pet waste.
The current condition of the river is also
harmful to animal life.
The sea grass and oyster habitats are the
two main habitats in the Caloosahatchee
See River Page 2

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Biofuel From Page 1

tive of the hibiscus plant with white and
red blooms that resemble those flowers.
The leaf is very similar to a cannabis plant.
Kenaf is harvested in 90 days. Bill's current
crop will be ready in less than 30 days. It will
be cut, baled and the chips used for fuel.
He said he will rotate the kenaf with cam-
elina, which can be harvested twice yearly.
That means Florida is in the unique posi-
tion of being able to provide these sources
all year round. He said Florida will need big
feedstock farms to provide enough biomass

for consumption.
Now is the time to get started, he told his
audience. He predicted the market will be
ready in just five years. He said at this time,
Florida has ten million acres in grazing land.
Unbelievably, there are two million acres of
invasive species called a "cash crop" be-
cause the state pays to get rid of it. That in
itself is a waste, he said, because Brazilian
Pepper can be used to make paper and me-
leleuca can be used for fuel.
The state also has 550,000 acres in cit-
rus. He does not advocate uprooting citrus
to plant fuel producing crops. He said citrus
can easily coexist with biofuel plants be-
tween citrus rows.

River From Page 1

River, and they are also being impacted by
the condition of the river, Wessel said.
Animals such as Stone crab, Blue crab
and juvenile fish need these habitats for re-
production, feeding, raising young and pro-
tection from predators, she said.
Most fish ultimately end up moving out,
but oysters and sea grass cannot move out.
"The life cycles of these animals are im-
pacted because of an unhealthy mixture
zone," she said. The Department of Envi-
ronmental Protection plays a major role in
the rivers recovery process.
Their main responsibility is to implement
the Total Maximum Daily Loads Program,
which assures that bodies of water through-
out the state of Florida meet the require-
ments of the state, said Jennifer Nelson,
the program administrator of the environ-
mental assessment and restoration section
for the Florida Department of Environment
"Water quality samples are taken by staff
and it goes into databases that make sure
water bodies in the state meet the state wa-
ter quality standards," Nelson said.
She said if the samples do not meet state
standards, they are considered impaired.
Once the samples are considered im-
paired, Total Maximum Daily Loads must
be adopted and established.
This program determines the maximum
amount of pollutants that a surface water
can absorb while still meeting the water
quality standards, Nelson said.
Once they are considered impaired, To-
tal Maximum Daily Loads must be adopted
and established.
Nelson said DEP is a current partner with
Northern Everglades and Estuary Protection
Program, which strives to protect the Ever-
glades by preserving important waterways,
including the Caloosahatchee River.
"The Caloosahatchee has major prob-
lems, but there are a lot of programs and
organizations that are working together to
restore this very important river and the es-
tuaries," she said.
Caloosahatchee River Citizens Associa-
tion, a non-profit organization, is a group
of concerned citizens that are a crucial part
of the rivers recovery process, said Wayne
Daltry, a member of the CRCA Board of Di-
The main goal of CRCA is to improve the
quality of the water in the river, Daltry said.
This organization was the reason the
Caloosahatchee River was nominated for
America's Most Endangered Rivers, he said.
Daltry said that the organization pro-

motes education about the critical condi-
tion of the river, in order to increase public
He said CRCA holds frequent meetings
to discuss solutions for the river. They are
currently discussing the potential to form an
organization known as Riverkeeper, which
will raise much needed public awareness
about the river's current conditions.
Riverkeeper is a member-supported en-
vironmental organization, and members
unite to defend waterways.
CRCA also works with other groups as-
sociated with saving the river, and they edu-
cate the public through local events such as
the Swamp Cabbage Festival, Daltry said.
Wessel said, "Everybody is contributing
to the problem, and every single one of us
can contribute to the solution."

However, answering those concerns are
all part of the larger process.
Bill advocates clearing damaged, disease
citrus and planting camelina to replace
them. He said growers should keep the
healthy citrus and plant camelina between
the citrus rows. He is adamant about not
giving up on citrus and vegetable crops. He
just feels that biofuel crops can augment
food crops to everyone's advantage.
The state's 900,000 acres in sugar cane
can also be a source of biomass for energy.
Crops like kenaf and camelina can make
farms fuel independent, since they can be
grown, harvested and at least some of it
processed into fuel on site for use on the
farm. Seed cake from some crops can be
used as animal feed as well.
Farmers can focus on crops that are both
rain and drought tolerant, that can also deal
with colder nights.
Camelina can help position Florida in the
forefront of the biofuel industry. Although it
is also grown out West, it can only be grown
there in the summer time. Southwest Flori-
da can produce two crops annually during
the winter time.
There is much to be done before the mar-
ket is ready for biofuels. For instance, stan-
dards for biofuel have yet to be set. Farmers
need to know who will be their end con-
sumer in advance before they can commit
in a large way to growing these crops.
Florida Gulf Coast Innovation Hub,
241-acre private and public partnership re-
search park, is located next to Southwest
Florida International Airport. The park will
be another piece of the biofuel puzzle here
in Southwest Florida. It is envisioned as a
focal point for studies in types of renewable

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energy sources, including solar, wind, bio-
tech and green technologies.
Rich Galvano, principal of Galvano De-
velopment, attended the workshop. He said
the hub will have easy access for transpor-
tation. Currently, they are working on the
challenge of making the hub energy self-
reliant. It wouldn't do to have a facility dedi-
cated to renewable energy plugged in to the
electric grid. Companies located on the hub
will turn biomass into jet fuel, diesel, etha-
nol, wind and solar energy.
To be sure, there are questions from en-
vironmentalists about these crops that in-
clude water issues like amounts necessary
and quality, along with fertilizer use.
Bill Vasden is confident that Southwest
Florida can build a biofuel industry and con-
tinue its farming traditions at same time.
"There a lot of 'I-don't-knows'," he said
about the future of biofuel, farming and the
economy, "but it's up to us," he told the
group, "It's up to ag."


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DUI checkpoint

yields thirteen

On Friday night, October 29, between the
hours of 11 p.m. and 3 a.m. Saturday morn-
ing, October 30, Sheriff Steve Whidden,
Hendry County Sheriff's Office deputies and
members of Clewiston Police Department
assisted by the Department of Transporta-
tion conducted a DUI Sobriety Checkpoint
near the intersection of U.S. 27 and Old U.S.
27, in front of Tropical Market.
The results of this checkpoint are:
322 cars were stopped
DUI arrests: 1
No valid driver's license: 7
Driving with License Suspended/Re-
voked: 1
Driving with License Suspended/Re-
voked Habitual: 2
Possession of Marijuana: 1
Expired Drivers License: 1

Arrest Reports

Luis J. Velasquez Jr., 21, was arrested Oct.
28 and charged with hit/run location, scene
of a crash with damage to property, hit/run
accident unattended vehicle or property
without leaving identification, moving traf-
fic violation reckless driving first offense and
damage to property criminal mischief over
$1,000. Sgt. J. Olvera was arresting officer.
John Thomas Lange, 29, was arrested
Oct. 30 and charged with possession of
drugs with intent to sell other schedule III or
IV J. Conyers was arresting officer.
TJ Koenes, 34, was arrested Oct. 27 and
charged with possession of a controlled sub-
stance without a prescription. N. Kirk was
arresting officer.
Caroalina Iglesias, 18, was arrested Oct.
31 and charged with robbery without a fire-
arm or weapon and fraud impersonation
giving a false ID to law enforcement. D. Bolt
was arresting officer.
Rolando Rivera, 27, was arrested Oct. 31
and charged with robbery without a firearm
or weapon
Terishna Jerome Whitt, 22, was arrested
Oct. 30 and charged with a nonmoving traf-
fic violation driving with a suspended license
habitual offender. Lt. Aaron Angell was ar-
resting officer.
Tara Tarell Drummer, 23, was arrested
Oct. 30 and charged with a nonmoving traf-
fic violation driving with a suspended license
habitual offender. M. White was arresting of-
Rontavius Lane, 16, was arrested Oct. 29
and charged with aggravated assault with in-
tent to commit a felony, battery touch/strike
and damaging property criminal mischief
under $200 subsequent offense. CPD Officer
T. Nieves was arresting officer.

North Fort Myers- Goodwill Industries
of Southwest Florida, Inc. (www.good- is pleased to announce that
Roger Harrison of LaBelle has joined the or-
ganization's volunteer Board of Directors.
Harrison is the President and CEO of the
Hendry County Economic Development
Despite arriving Southwest Florida just
this year, Harrison has already made a
large volunteer commitment to the region.
He serves on the board of directors of the
Southwest Florida Workforce Development
Board, the Henry County Regional Medical

Country Oaks

helps the hungry

The Scholars' Club at Country Oaks
Elementary launched its Annual Colts
Canned Food Drive on Nov. 1.
All COES students and families are
asked to bring canned food items to
school to help the hungry in our local
area. The food drive runs until Nov. 16.
Donations can be dropped off at the
school office, if any community mem-
bers would like to donate.
Remember, we CAN make a differ-

Center Foundation and is President-Elect
of the Clewiston Rotary
Harrison holds a Mas-
ter of Public Administra-
tion degree from Georgia
College and State Univer-
sity (Milledgeville, Ga.),
and his Bachelor of Arts
from Presbyterian Col-
lege (Clinton, SC). He is
studying for a Doctorate Roger
in Public Administration Harrison
from Valdosta (Ga.) State

The Caloosahatchee Charter Chapter of
the American Business Women's Associa-
tion now has 50/50 tickets on sale for a pos-
sible $1,000 prize.
Tickets may be purchased at Lyons Print-
ing and Office Supplies, Flora & Ella's Res-
taurant, Badcock Home Furnishings, Center
State Bank, First Bank of Clewiston, U-Save
and from any ABWA member.
The winner will be drawn during their
fifth annual Fall Fundraiser held Nov. 6, at
the U-Save in LaBelle.
Don't forget the bike giveaway.
A girls 26-inch Huffy 15-speed bike has
been generously donated by Ace Hardware

University with an anticipated graduation
date of May 2012.
Also joining Goodwill's board of direc-
tors are Hugh Kinsey and Cindy Newmas-
ter, both of Fort Myers.
Goodwill Industries of Southwest Flori-
da, Inc. helps people with disabilities and
other barriers to employment discover and
develop their full potential through work
and career development services. In 2010,
Goodwill provided vocational and social
services to 10.300 Southwest Floridians in
Charlotte, Lee, Collier, Hendry, and Glades

of LaBelle.
You may see the bike and get tickets at
Center State Bank. Tickets are $1 each or six
for $5. The winner will be drawn during the
Fall Fundraiser Nov. 6 at U-Save.

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Caloosa Belle

4 Caloosa Belle November 4, 2010

Thank You

There are no words to express how thank-
ful I am that' Touched By A Good Neighbor'
paid me a visit. I had been walking on thin
ice as the old saying goes. My kitchen floor
was made of pressed plywood. I had a leak
under my kitchen sink that going unnoticed
had made my floor VERY dangerous. Silently
eroding away underneath the vinyl tiling at
the old plywood little by little. Over a peri-
od of time I began to notice soft spots on
VERY CAUTIOUSLY. If the floor had decided
to give way under me and I fell through I
would have been in deep trouble. Being on
Social Security did not give me much of a
choice of how I could fix my problem floor.
Hiring a carpenter would be too expensive
so I put the word out to try to get someone
just to lay the plywood down for me and I
would pay for the materials. It did not ap-
pear that there was anyone I could find that
would do that. Times are tough for every-
one and the costs that I was told were high-
er than I had anticipated. Then 'out of the
blue' I got a phone call from an Angel who
wanted to come to my house and measure
my floor. It was a blessing to me by way of
the telephone. He came to my house, took
measurements, and said he would call again
to set up a date to FIX MY FLOOR Early the
following week he called and asked could
he come over OH MY YES! Please do
he showed up on the appointed day, started
sawing the wood and putting it down. He
worked steadily until he finished laying the
plywood down. This whole experience was
accomplished by the grace of an unknown
person or persons. I would have gladly ar-
ranged to make payments, like a loan, but
this was not up for discussion. So I was RE-
ALLY blessed this day. This gesture by some
anonymous members of LaBelle's commu-
nity is truly a very much appreciated one. If
it had not been made I very well may have
fallen through the floor by now. This is truly
the warmth of a small town who care about
their neighbors. Thank you so much my
Rose Furman

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Letters to the Editor

Public Hearing: S.R. 29 from S.R. 82
- C.R. 80A
The Florida Department of Transporta-
tion is holding a public hearing on Tuesday,
Nov. 16, 2010 to present a conceptual plan
developed for future improvements to S.R.
29 from S.R. 82 to C.R. 80A in Collier and
Hendry Counties. The hearing will be held
at the LaBelle Civic Center, 481 W Hick-
pochee Avenue. Throughout the S.R. 29
Project Development & Environment study,
the department continues to consider a "no
build" alternative as an option, although the
preferred alternative is to expand S.R. 29
from two to four lanes. Subsequent project
phases (design, right-of-way, and construc-
tion) presently are not funded in the depart-
ment's five year work program. Some right-
of-way acquisition is required to widen the
road and build stormwater ponds.
Staff will be available at 6 p.m. on Nov. 16,
to answer questions and to discuss the study
and proposed roadway improvements. Il-
lustrations and study documents also will
be available for review. At 7 p.m. the formal
hearing begins and our staff will make a
presentation about the preferred alternative.
People may make comments about the study
and preferred alternative for the record ver-
bally or in writing at the hearing. They also
may send comments to the department (by
e-mail or U.S. postal service). Comments re-
ceived by Nov. 26, are considered part of the
public hearing. The department anticipates
submitting the study document and our rec-
ommendations for improvements to S.R. 29
to the Federal Highway Administration for
approval January 2011.
The department has notified property
owners within 300 feet of the project as well
as public officials, organizations and citizens
expressing interest in this project about the
upcoming public hearing. Project informa-
tion and illustrations related to proposed
improvements will be available for public
review from October 25 through Nov. 26, at
two locations. One is the Barron Library, 461
South Main Street, in LaBelle and the second
is the department's office, 801 North Broad-
way Avenue, in Bartow.
If you're aware of anyone needing trans-
lation services or special accommodations
at the hearing, please ask him or her to
get in touch with the department's project
manager, Tony Sherrard, at least seven days
before the hearing so he can make these ar-
rangements. Mr. Sherrard may be reached

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by telephone at 800-292-3368 or by e-mail at
If you have questions about the depart-
ment's study for S.R. 29 from S.R. 82 to C.R.
80A, please don't hesitate to let me know.
We look forward to the public hearing and
the opportunity to present information to
community members about proposed im-
provements to this significant transportation
corridor in Collier and Hendry Counties.
Stanley M. Cann, PE.
District One Secretary FDOT

RE: Class size reduction and Amend-
ment 8 as seen by Rick Murphy
Wonder why back in 2002 "We the Peo-
ple" voted for this change in classroom size,,
maybe the parents and students were tired
of a class with 35-40 students in it? It might
have been because the School Board, Dept.
of Education and schools had the "measure
of flexibility" that Mr. Murphy talks about
wanting back then and they did nothing
with it back then. Under the 2002 class re-
duction law, Mr. Murphy claims that these
same schools have little or no flexibility to
implement an education program that ben-
efits all students.
I'm still confused on the comment that
Amendment 8 will allow a school to be over
in the average, in one class provided that
excess is balanced by another class at that
school with fewer students than the allow-
able average? According to the "new" re-
quirements you may have up to a max of 30
students in the 9th grade, but am I to believe
that this "flexibility" you could have 33 in a
class and 25 or so in a class, and 2 teach-
ers, so what did this flexibility accomplish?
I think as Mr. Murphy says "this would save
millions of dollars" that the jury might till
be out on that, I've never witnessed a gov-
ernment agency ever saving a dollar much
less millions. Every time a politician gets on
the band agon the first thing out of his/her
mouth is the millions of dollars that's going
to be saved. A few lines down Mr. Murphy
says the student enrollment has declined?
If so, why are they hiring more teachers,
adding portable classrooms? This 2002 law
didn't just happen in 2010 did it? What hap-
pened to professional planning. Sounds like
100,000 people living in a city that's actually
several feet under sea level, the media tells
these 100,1000 people that a category 5 hur-
ricane at winds of over 175 miles an hour
and waves of 120 feet will hit your city in

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three days and most decided to ride it out.
Success happens when preparation meets
opportunity! Mr. Murphy says Amendment 8
allows superintendents and principals to use
common sense in this matter. I think that's
what caused the problem prior to the 2002
vote to correct all that common sense. I have
no axe to grind with Mr. Murphy. I voted for
him, I just don't agree all this information.
I way hire more teachers, pay higher sala-
ries to our teachers, get the Florida Legisla-
ture to put the money back into public edu-
cation budget they took out once the Florida
Lottery was up and running. We all know
that once the lottery dropped millions into
the budget that slowly the former education
budget was robbed for other pet projects
and just like Social Security was robbed it
is now blowing up in their faces. So, rather
than fixing the problem the correct way, it's
jam it to the students, teachers and parents.
We need and have law enforcement,
emergency services, fire and rescue as well
as teachers and the solution is never quit
spending the tax payers money on the un-
necessary pet projects, it's always shaft the
people effected most by these law changes.
I guess we will see on Tuesday, Nov. 2, what
the voters want. Our educators and protec-
tors need to be well paid and respected.
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I heard in a church on a Sunday that
people have been led astray by people such
as Mahatma Ghandi, who was a Hindu. Ma-
hatma Ghandi has been one of the heroes of
my lifetime. He said in an interview in New
York City in 1947 that: yes he was a Hindu,
and he was also a Christian, and he was also
a Muslim. In the same interview he showed
that he had a sense of humor when he was
asked about how he felt about our system
of Capitalism. He responded, "I think it's
a great idea, I think you should try it some
Ghandi read the Holy Bible three times
from cover to cover during his lifetime. In an
interview I think he gave a very important
message to us, as the Christian Church that
if we are unable to fulfill what was preached
to us on the Sermon of the Mount, that
we would not be successful as a Christian
Church. I believe that Mahatma Ghanda was
a holy man and he should not be made un-
holy in the eyes of men.
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Community Briefs

Veterans Day ceremonies
VFW Post 10100 will hold Veterans Day
ceremonies at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 11, in
the Veterans Memorial Park, across from the
Hendry County Courthouse. About 30 more
bricks will also be laid at that time.

Food pantry fundraiser
On Nov. 15, there will be an eat in/carry
out lunch at the LaBelle Civic Center begin-
ning at 11 a.m. for the food pantries at the
Salvation Army and United Way House. The
menu includes barbecued pork sandwich,
cole slaw, chips and iced tea. The price is $7.
For ticket information call Arlene at 1-800-
887-9234 option 9 or Lisa at 674-1441.

Landscaping for Birds and
Do you want to learn how to landscape
for birds and wildlife using native plants? If
so, you won't what to miss Hendry County
IFAS Extension Director Gene McAvoy's pre-
sentation on "Landscaping For Birds and
Wildlife Using Native Plants." This informa-
tive event beginning at 7 p.m. on Monday,
Nov. 8, will be held at the Dallas Townsend
Agricultural Extension Building located at
1085 Pratt Blvd., LaBelle. Everyone is in-
vited to attend this program hosted by Hen-
dry-Glades Audubon. For information about
HGAS programs, birding trips, bird counts
and activities contact: Margaret England 863-

Writers to meet
The LaBelle Writers Group will meet
Thursday, Nov. 11, at noon at Barron Library.
This informal group has open discussions
on writing and publishing. You can bring a
lunch or not, but come for the discussion

Refine, start a business
X- celebrate Your Business is a unique op-
portunity for you to write or refine your busi-
ness plan. Whether in business or thinking
of starting one, you need that "blue print"
of a business plan to guide you through the
successful implementation of your busi-
X-celerate is a four week program that
covers the aspects of a useful plan. You will

write your plan as you go using the informa-
tion and knowledge you gain each week.
Finding a niche, covering the cost of being
in business, feasibility, marketing, advertis-
ing, putting the right team together, analyz-
ing legal business structure and much more
will be covered.
The Small Business Development Center
is sponsoring this program with classes start-
ing November 8 at Edison Community Col-
lege in LaBelle. Monday, 6-9 p.m. through
November 29. Cost is $40. Register on line
at or call Janice at 239-860-
8592 for more information.

Bridge closing temporarily
Still undergoing some maintenance and
upgrading, the LaBelle Bridge will be closed
to traffic Oct. 30-Nov. 4 from 9 a.m.-6 a.m. It
will be open for daytime traffic.

You could win a quilt
The Woman's Club will be selling raffle
tickets in front of the Winn Dixie on Saturday,
Nov, 6 from 9 a.m.-l p.m. There are three
raffles that will all be pulled on the 13th of
November at the end of the Winter Bazaar.
They are for a 50/50, a basket of cheer and
a homemade quilt. All proceeds will go to-
ward scholarship awards.
The Winter Bazaar will be held Friday,
Nov. 12, from 4-8 p.m. and Saturday, Nov.
13, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Grow herbs
Free Master Gardeners Workshop Satur-
day, Nov. 6, from 9 a.m. to noon, the Master
Gardeners and Gene McAvoy will present
information about the maintenance of your
gardens with pest control and fertilizer and
how to plant a container herb garden. Meet-
ing is being held at the Dallas Townsend
Center. Herbs will be available to purchase
for $1.50 a pot. A light lunch is free. Ques-
tions call Pat Johnson at (863) 675-8335.

Cowboy Closet opens
The Cowboy Closet, LaBelle High
School's thrift store is open Saturdays from 8
a.m. to 12 p.m. Look for the bright red sign,
or the east parking lot. Enter at the last dou-
ble doors. A lot of clothes and other items
are available. This store helps students in
clubs, and in certification tests.

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MCA Thanksgiving
The Muse Community Association will
host its annual Thanksgiving Pot Luck Din-
ner on Thursday, Nov. 18. Dinner will be
served at 6:30 p.m. Please bring a covered
dish and a friend or the family. Everyone is
invited. There will be no regular meeting,
this will be a social event. A guest speaker
is being planned. For additional information
call 863-674-0487.

Turkey shoot planned
Pioneer VFD will hold its Turkey and Ham
Shoot Nov. 19 and 20 at the fire station, 2499
Hendry Isles Blvd. Shooting begins at 7 p.m.

Widows to meet
The Widows Support Group will meet
for lunch Nov. 18 at 11:30 a.m. at Don's
Steak House. All widows welcome.

You can be SCF
queen, princess
The Swamp Cabbage Festival Queen-
Princess Pageant practices start in Novem-
ber: Nov. 7 and 14, Dec. 5, 12 and 19, Jan. 9,
16, 23 and 30. All at Barron Park 2 p.m.
Sign up forms can be picked up at the
First Bank of Clewiston from Kim or at Lang-
ford Ford from Melinda.
Princess contestants may be age 12-16
years; queen contestants 17-24 years. Call
Jerri Lynn- 239-989-7032.

Win a turkey
The 19th annual turkey drawing for 40
birds is 7 p.m. Nov. 13. You do not have to be
present to win. Tickets are $1 each or 6 for
$5. Support our military through the Ameri-
can Legion Families, American Legion, Aux-
iliary, Sons of The Legion and Legion Riders.
Tickets at American Legion Post 130.

Workshop on
chronic diseases
A free workshop by the Area Agency on
Aging at Hope Connections, 475 E. Cowboy
Way for people with chronic disease and/or
their caregivers continues through Nov. 8,
Monday, for 2.5 hours 1-3:30 p.m. Call Pam
or mark at 239-652-6900 to enroll.

Dinner at the VFW
Enjoy country music at the VFW with
the Jammers Nov. 4, 4-7 p.m. Hot dogs and
macaroni salad, $4. The Ladies Auxiliary
will serve tacos and yellow rice for $5 Friday,
Nov. 5, at 5 p.m.
There will be Karaoke with Ray Nov. 6 at
5 p.m. Please bring a covered dish. The post
will pay for the membership of any armed
forces personnel currently serving in harm's
way. A gift idea for someone serving our
country. Please call 863-675-8008.
Come to American Legion Post 130, on
SR 80W, for breakfast the first and second
Sunday of every month from 8-11 a.m.

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Hendry County 4-H/FFA

Steak Cook-Off

Submitted by Sonja Crawford
Hendry County Extension Service
The first Hendry County 4-H/FFA Steak
Cook-Off was held prior to the Hendry
County Cattlemen's Association member-
ship dinner on Saturday, October 23, 2010,
at the Dallas B. Townsend Agricultural Cen-
ter. Competing in the Senior division was
Dustin Gurganious, Andy McAvoy and Clay-
ton McGee. Laice Varnum competed in the
Intermediate division with Blake Crawford
in the Participation division.
The contestants were given two steaks
to grill to their perfection. They were
judged on the following: equipment and
utensils, appearance and cleanliness, start-
ing the fire, controlling the fire, preparing
the steaks for grilling, skill of barbecuing,
appearance of their grilled steak, texture of

the finished product as well as flavor.
Capturing first place in the Senior divi-
sion was Andy McAvoy with Clayton Mc-
Gee in second place and Dustin Gurgan-
ious in third place. Laice Varnum achieved
first place in the Intermediate division
with Blake Crawford receiving honorable
mention in the Participation division. First
through third place in the senior and inter-
mediate division received $100, $75 and
$50, respectively.
Thank you to the Hendry County Cat-
tlemen's Association for sponsoring the
event, as well as to the Hendry County
Cattlemen's Association Directors Donnie
Crawford, Raymond Crawford and Lindsey
Wiggins for judging the event. Congratula-
tions to all of the contestants for a success-
ful competition.

Submitted photo/Waddy Thompson

Tough on crawdads
This gang of egrets and ibis have been working the local ponds as they dry
down, concentrating on the little fish and frogs. These birds were devouring
little aquatic delicacies about 5 miles north of town, in a pond on the west side
of 29. They include Great Egret, Wood Ibis or Wood Stork, Snowy Egret, White
Ibis or Curlew, Great Blue Heron, Glossy Ibis, Little Blue Heron or Tricolored

Dessert auction a success

A dessert auction to raise funds for Lucy's
Angels was a great success, bringing in over
$1,600 for the organization. Local bakers
provided over 70 desserts to be auctioned
at Barron Library on Tuesday, October 26.
Additional desserts, finger sandwiches and
other snacks were also donated for the re-
freshment table.
Thank you to everyone who donated a
dessert or other food item, and/or partici-
pated as a bidder at the auction. A big thank

you to Phil Pelletier, who was the auctioneer
for the evening. It was another great exam-
ple of how the community working together
can make great things happen.
Lucy's Angels is a local not-for-profit
group dedicated to raising awareness and
providing FREE Mammograms to qualified
women in Hendry and Glades County. All
funds donated to Lucy's Angels are used lo-
cally. For more information about the orga-
nization, call 239-225-8645.


Lynn Ann McGee, 51
LABELLE Lynn Ann McGee, age 51, of La-
Belle, passed away Nov. 1, 2010, in LaBelle.
She was born March 10, 1959, in Willimantic,
Survivors include sons, Buddy (Sandi) McGee,
Travis (Jenny) McGee, both of Chiefland; moth-
er, Dorothy Saucier of LaBelle; sisters, Lori (Ken-
ny) Glisson of LaBelle, Mary (Riley) Smith of
Oxford; grandchildren, Caroline, Olivia, J.T., Ab-

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Saucier; sister, Gail Morton; and nephew, Justin
Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m., Saturday,
Nov. 6, 2010, at Akin-Davis Funeral Home in La-
Belle. Cremation will take place at Caloosa
Crematory in LaBelle.
Cremation Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funer-
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LHS plays hard, falls to Tigers

by Patty Brant
Caloosa Belle
Even without a win last Friday night, the
LaBelle High School football coaching staff
is expressing their admiration for the team.
"The kids played hard," Coach Hal Ben-
nett said, "four solid quarters. We just
couldn't overcome some of our early mis-
takes. We're pleased with their effort. We
couldn't ask for more than they gave."
The final score, Clewis-
ton Tigers 38, Cowboys 22.
The Cowboys tried to
keep the ball away from
the Tigers' kick returned,
but the tactic didn't work.
"You can't let that kind
of speed get space," Coach
added saying, "we can't
match their speed. Still, our
boys did things they haven't Derick Bass
done all season."
Coach Bennett said the Cowboys' offen-
sive line had one of its better games against
a very, very good Tiger defense.
However, defensively, his Cowboys did
not stop Clewiston when they needed to.
"They really took it to us," he commented.
Friday night, Nov. 5, is Homecoming at
the Cowboy stadium and the Cowboys will
face a very strong Island Coast team. Ac-
cording to Coach Bennett, they're the best

Sports Shorts

Sign up for Junior Pro
Junior Pro basketball invites girls and
boys, ages Kindergarten through eight. Boys
play on teams from K-2, grades 3-5 and
grades 6-8. Girls grades 3-8 have their own
bracket. As always, coaches are needed. Ap-
plications may be found at Langford Ford or
pick one up at any of the schools. For more
information call Darrell Harris at 863-234-
9562 or 863-234-9562; or call Pat Langford
at 675-1687.

Fan Appreciation Night
With only two races left in the 2010 sea-
son at The Hendry County Motor Sports
Park, the points race is not even close to be-
ing over. It will be down to the wire for the
last two races of the season, this Saturday
night November 6 and next Saturday night
November 13 when we end the season with
the 2010 street stock state championship.
The staff would like to thank all the fans,
drives, families and crew members that have
supported the speedway in the 2010 race
season. This Saturday night Nov. 6 general
admission is only $5. For more information
you can go to our web site www.hendry- or call 863-673-4325 or
863-983-3478. Gates open at 4:00 racing
starts at 7:00.

he's seen them since the Naples playoffs a
couple years ago.
He admitted that the Island Coast team
outmatchess us" with five division receivers
on defense and a running back headed for
Florida State.
"Our backs will be against the wall," he
said, "but anything can happen." It's a dis-
trict game.
This will be the Cowboys' final home
game with Senior Night
and Homecoming. Game
time 7:30 p.m.
Offensive Player of
the Week: Derick Bass at
quarterback had a great
game. He has a tremen-
dous heart. He's effective
and makes people around
him better, coach said.
Defensive Player of David Miller
the Week: Senior strong
safety David Miller did all that was asked of
him, going up against a full back. He had
eight solo tackles and one assisted tackle for
the game.
Special Teams Player of the Week:
Kicker David Antunez did
all he was asked to. He
got a 20-yard field goal and
completed a very good
Practice Player of the
Week: Sophomore Tyler
Burke was just moved up
from JV He put in a good
effort and wasn't afraid to
mix it up with the older David
boys not afraid to hit. Antunez
Coach Bennett feels he has
a good future.

Relay for Life

team captain


The 2011 Relay for Life team captain
meeting is planned for Tuesday, Nov. 9, from
5:30-6:30 p.m. at the First Baptist Church.
This will be the first team captain meet-
ing for the Relay, which will take place April
16-17 at LaBelle High School football field.
The meeting will have a Thanksgiving
theme and the Survivor chairman will speak
Also, there will be a mini "Team Captain
University" to prepare new members for
their roles as leaders.
If you have any question about the Relay
for Life, please call Event Chair Mary Risley
at 863-517-2101.

LHS Cowboy seniors

Submitted photo

LHS Varsity Cheerleaders

Submitted photo

LHS Junior Varsity Cheerleaders

November 4, 2010 Caloosa Belle



Halloween fun
Detective Tillman (Debbie Tillman) keeps an eye on Juan the Cowboy (April
Aguilar) and GI Joe (Lisa Allen) at Centerstate Bank last Friday, Oct. 29.

Submitted photo/Cathy Kirby
Fun at Fall Fling
LaBelle Elementary held its second Fall Fling, Friday, Oct. 29. Primary grades
rolled pumpkins, played bingo and sang and danced. Intermediate grades
played ring toss, musical tombstones and pumpkin ball relay. All children with
two tickets threw wet sponges at Mr. Baker. The students agree that this was
the best part of the day. Children also enjoyed eating popcorn, pickles, icy pops
and drinks while attending the fling. A special thank you to U-Save and Winn
Dixie for their kind donation for this event. We would also like to thank the won-
derful volunteers at LES for helping out.


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medication to one of the locations listed for proper disposal.
,45O Lock up all medications and keep away from children and
'ON'T Flush medication down the toilet it is a danger to
0.IMI 1 our environment.
rON'TMT Bring needles or other "sharps" they cannot be
110l0 l accepted.

U-Save Supermarket 50 North Bridge St.
300 W. Sugarland Hwy.
(Southwest Corner ofWC Owen and US Hwy 27)
Glades County Health Department 956 U.S. Hwy 27 SW

Hendry County Sheriff's Office is working to set up a perma-
nent drop off location at their station in LaBelle. Look for
details in your local newspaper.

Submitted photo/Sonja Crawford
Fun in Felda
The Felda Volunteer Fire Department handed out candy at the Felda Fire Station
on Sunday, October 31. Pictured from left: firefighters Donnie Crawford and
Timmy White get into the Halloween spirit.

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Fifth Annual Harvest Festival
The Rodriguez family and the Disabled American Veterans Chapter 144 have
joined together in sponsoring LaBelle Assembly of God's fifth annual Harvest
Festival. The DAV not only sponsors the event but also donated some helpful
personnel in the persons of Ron and Barbara Costa. The whole evening was free
to the public with 15 hand designed games by the Rodriguez family. Candy was
plentiful and hotdogs, chips and soda found a new home. Approximately 100
children found joy and laughter as they played games, won prizes and ate their
fill. LaBelle Assembly of God members and friends would like to say thanks ev-
eryone that attended, and express their appreciation to the Disabled American
Veterans Chapter 144 of LaBelle, and the more than 15 volunteers that helped.
Pictured at center Ron Costa and far right David Miller.

Church Briefs

Look Good ... Feel Better
The latest cancer treatments aren't always prescribed by doctors and
they're free.
Cancer can rob a woman of her energy, appetite and strength. But it doesn't
have to take away her self-confidence. LOOK GOOD...FEEL BETTER is a pro-
gram that teaches beauty techniques to cancer patients in active treatment to
help them combat the appearance-related side effects of cancer treatment.
LaBelle's very own cosmetologist Letty Balderas-Dimas, owner/hairstylist of
Salon Eight Four, has completed her training (given by the American Cancer
Society) and has volunteered to teach women how to cope with skin changes
and hair loss using cosmetics and skin care products donated by the cos-
metic industry.
If you would like to find out more regarding the LOOK GOOD...FEEL BETTER
program register by calling 1-800-227-9954.

Speaker at First Baptist
Dr. Ron Long, Assistant to the President
for Missions and Church Relations at Luther
Rice University & Seminary, will be the guest
speaker at First Baptist Church of LaBelle on
Sunday, Nov. 7. Dr. Long will be speaking at
the 11 a.m. service and the 6 p.m. service.
Dr. Long was converted and baptized
at the age of twelve at West End Baptist
Church, Rock Hill, South Carolina, and sur-
rendered to God's call to preach in 1959. He
was ordained to preach by West End Baptist
Church, June 7, 1960. He has held evangelis-
tic meetings in numerous states and in many
foreign countries and leads pastors and lay
men in mission endeavors in many coun-
tries around the world. Dr. Long has written
a number of articles for Christian magazines
and local newspapers and published a book
entitled, "In All Your Ways."
He has had the honor of serving on the
Board of Directors for Refuge Crisis Preg-
nancy Center, Conyers, Georgia, and as the
speaker at the National Pastor's Conference
of the Southern Baptist Convention.
Many members of First Baptist Church
LaBelle have gone with Dr. Long on Mission
Trips. The public is invited to come hear Dr.
Long on November 7 at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.

Cowboy gospel
Come to the Cowboy Gospel Nov. 9 at the
LaBelle Revival Center, 3025 CR 78. Message
by Brother Dennis Edgar. All welcome.


Christ the
j IKing
"Where everybody is Somebody andJesus is Lord
9:15 a.m Sunday Worship
Lord's Supper 1st, 3rd & 5th Sunday
10:30 am. Bible 'I.i
.4 miles west of Hwy 29 on CR 78

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
11:00 a.m. Contemporary Service

1058 Thigpen Rd.
LaBelle, FL 33935
Sunday 11 a.m. and 7 p.m.
Wednesday Nite 7 p.m.

Pastor M.A. Mott
Come enjoy camp
meeting style services


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cated in City of LaBelle on
; woodlike floonng & carpet,
shower, overspacious lotchen
SPnced to sell at $69,900.
i/15 on corner lot in Moore


enew vinyl/carper, miea snower ana tiea iicnel
countertop w/oak cabinets $40,000.
Call about our vacant land!
S272+/- partially fenced ac in Muse $75,000.
S2 06+/- located just outside citylimits of LaBell
- $50,000.

* Buy now, build later Nice city lot in I
subdivision $35,000.
* Nice 125+/- a in Montura $8,000.
* 2 Monturaots $5,500 each
* Call about our Port LaBelle lots!
SPrime 20+/- ac potential commercial
located nearWest Glades Elem in Muse &j
utes awayfrom LaBelle $3.50 per sq ft.

$165,000 2/2 on 1 $129,000 REDUCED! $39,900 REDUCED
acre/ fruit trees +3 3/2 Fisherman's par- BELOW APPRAISAL
car detached adise in protected Beautiful 1/2 ac. in
garage. Great harbor, river access. Caloosa Estates for
neighborhood oaks, fenced, gated Families or Retirees

863-675-0898 OFC
NIKKI YEAGER, Broker Assoc. PAUL ROSER, Broker
289/584-2005 cell 289/584-2002 cell

$40,000 and up Commercial $49,000 3/2 MH in River
acreage in Port LaBelle. Call for Oaks/Ortona, waterfront!
locations and sizes available. $129,900 Over 1 ac. on the
$89,900 1/2 Acre Commercial river, FL Denaud Rd.
Lot on Davis St. $192,500 Ft. Denaud 1 Ac.
$102,250-4+/Ac.ZonedPUD, $395,000 High Elevation with
could be commercial or multi long views, 5 Ac.
",',i next to store in Port $389,000 3/2 Super CBS river
Some w/pool on Oxbow
$169,000 SR 80 Corner 1/2 Ac, w/dock on double lot
Bl w/billboard income. $399,c00 C i .i .
$199,000 Vacant 2 ac. on SR ,I.. ,, ., i.I, "'.I,
80, just west of town I.... ii. I garage &
REDUCED $199,900 1 ac on 2 car attached garage and an
Main St., busy downtown loca unfinished basement for future
tion w/older bldg. apartment
REDUCED $299,000 Bank $550,000 Spectacular 7 Ac
S..... I. .. 1 .1 .. ... Pasture w/Oaks, 500 Ft on the
I i ... ... River. Great investment, future
$299,000 4.5Ac, 2400 Steel land use 3 units per ac.
i.i. industrial, Possible Lease $695,0 Nj RIl river
-hifron st
$295,000 Co i .hou
+/ Industrial.' .11 1.1.1, I ... I LOTS& LAND
& Filled, Seller Financing. $3,200 Port LaBelle Lots, Seller
Water/sewer nearby financing
$641,203- Rail access in Moore $4,900 Moore Haven Yacht Club
Haven. 29+/ acres close to $8,900- Mobile home lots, south
Hwy 27 &the river. Water & of town
sewer nearby.

SInvest now build later
limits near town $85,000.

Pamrly owne
e includes b
or package s
. $249,900.

Teri Banky Lic. Real Estate Broker
Associates: Shary Weckwerth,
Lisa Andrews, Sandra Alexander,
Roxie Cisneros and Stacy Stevens

South n or visit our website at
180 N. Bridge St. LaBelle, FL 33935
Sherri Denning Licensed Real Estate Broker
Associates: Trisha Arnold, Tony Barnes, Emily A. Bates,
Cindi Be I . ..
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LABELLE, improved pasture.
$4,500 per acre with possible
(updated) mobile, Double J SR 29 S. Great location for
Acres. $74,000 w/possible convenience store, laundry,
owner financing. Bring offers! restaurant, etc. REDUCED
* 439 AC BANK OWNED $89,500
south of Arcadia. Improved 5 AC BAUTIFULPROP-
.I. ; 11 ... ..Ioak BEAUTIFUL PRP-
........ I I I, sell! ERTPA .
BRING OFFERS! Asking $119,000.
$4,900 per acre. 5 AC OF TROPICAL PARA-
* 13 ac. South of town, DISE with grandfather oaks at
$4,500 per acre, pasture the end of Robb Rd off CR 78.
O 145 AC WORKING Fixer upper home with pool.
LaBelle. Maybe divided into 4 $150,000. BRING OFFERS!
parcels, 13.3 ac, 51 ac & two 2200 SF STILT HOME on
40 ac parcels available. Lots of .9 ac in Double J Acres,
wildlife in the area. $130,000. SELLER WILL
4000+ SF HOME. Finish 40 ACRE RANCH wih 3/2
inside of home to your own mobile home, large steel stor
specs for residential or comr age building, barns, cow pens,
mercial use. CONVENIENT guest/caretaker apt.
1st Street LOCATION. REDUCED $360,000. Bring
$385,000 offers.
2 car garage 2010 + sq ft. 675
sq ft screen porch. Vaulted, busy Cowboy Way $450,000.
ine ceilg in LR. 2.58 acres. 5 S
275,000. LABEflL 90

Now is the time to buy!

Great deals, great prices

and great agents!

+/- acre in Belmont S/D Priced to sell at
Two master bed- $42,000. Possible seller financing.
r roof &A/C The 102+/- city lot in Belmont S/D $35,000.

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Local citrus haulers
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Love the earth Recycle
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selling them in the
Now hiring- Full time
male clerk familiar with
lawn equipment, bilingual
a plus. Professional envi-
ronment, customer ser-
vice and able to lift heavy
items. (863)675-3565
R & D Maintenance Ser-
vices Inc is currently
accepting applications
for Laborer, Grounds
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Requirements include:
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at 475 Ridgelawn Rd,
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basic office skills and
computer literate.
Bilingual Spanish
speaking candidate
Experience beneficial.
Salary plus benefits.
Send resume to:
Esperanza Place
P O Box 10293
Clearwater, FL 33757
Equal Opportunity
And Employer

Stylist Needed for a
new Salon. Contact
Kristin (863) 673-5253

State Attorney's Office
- Part time Clerical posi-
tion Hendry/Glades of-
fices. For more infor-
mation, contact Kelly
Services 239-936-0086

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Custom Home Cleaning
Reasonable rates
Free estimates by ap-
References available
upon request
Since 1997
Kim Searcy
Licensed and Insured
863-673-1947 cell

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$225.00/or best offer.

Kittens free to good
home, 2 males, 1 fe-
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NEEDED I buy your
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John Deere 3020 Hi
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shift transmission, with
800 gallon agriculture
sprayer with wide hy-
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DEXTER Bull Calf, very
gentle. Asking $200.00
(863) 675-2491

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1BA, water, light &
cable incl. fully furn.
$650/month. Call

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LaBelle 3 BR, 2 BA,
Screened porch. Tiled
floors. Large kitchen.
C/Air. Community pool.
$725 mo. 863-675-0104

house, screened porch,
2 car gar, stone tile
floors through out,
newly remod-
eled.(305)582-2111 or

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Large 3BR/2BA home
for rent. In LaBelle.

Port LaBelle 3/2 house,
like new condition. Nice
fenced yard. 4025
School Cir $700/mo
plus deposit. NO pets.

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$58.85; 8'x25' $96.30;
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LaBelle 3 Bdrm and 2
Bdrm, Large deck, Oak
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miles North of Bridge
on Hardtop. 10 acres of
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$795 mo. + dep.
(305) 872-4042

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Florida Department of Transportation Project
Bids will be received by the District One Office until 2:00 PM. on Thursday,
November 18, 2010, for the following Proposals:
E1J11- A Certification of Qualification is not required for drainage improve-
ments, sidewalk reconstruction and driveway reconstruction in Lee County.
Budget Estimate: $50,000.00
E1J19- A Certification of Qualification is not required for Edging and Sweep-
ing in Manatee County. Budget Estimate: $40,000.00
E1J20- A Certification of Qualification is not required for Edging and Sweep-
ing, Removal and Disposal of Vegetation from Curb and Gutter and Side-
walk Areas in Manatee & Sarasota Counties. Budget Estimate: $160,000.00
Complete letbng advertisement informabon for this project is available on
our website at ht tp//www dot state fl us/contractsadministrationdistrictl/
or by calling (863) 519-2559.
369239 CGS/CB 10/28;11/4/2010

Notice is hereby given that the Board of County Commissioners of Hendry
county, Florida, is hosting a special public meebng to discuss privatizabon
f Airglades Airport and related issues at 7:00 p.m. on November 8, 2010,
at the John Boy Auditorium, 1200 South W.C. Owen, Clewiston, Florida.
If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Hendry County
Commission with respect to any matter discussed at such meeting, he/she
Nill need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she
nay need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made,
Nhich record includes the tesbmony and evidence upon which the appeal is
D be based.
Board of County Commissioners
of Hendry County, Florida
Janet B. Taylor, Chairwoman
370290 CB/CN 11/4/2010

Notice is hereby given that the Hendry County Tourist Development Council
Nill hold a regular meeting Thursday, November 4, 2010, beginning at 3:00
p.m. at the Clewisbton Museum Conference Room, 109 Central Avenue, Cle-
Niston, FL. If a quorum is not established ,the alternabve date is Tuesday,
November 9, 2011 at 3:00 pm. This meeting is open to the public. The
meeting site is accessible by the disabled.
:f a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board with respect
:o any matter considered at such meeting or hearing, he/she will need a
record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to
ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record in-
:ludes the tesbmony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.
Hendry County
founst Development Council
(arson Turner, Chairman
369890 CN 11/4/2010

AUCTION on Friday,
November 5 at 9:00 a.m. at
1225 NW Ave. L,
Belle Glade, Florida
Property of Diann King
(2) dressers, (3) folding lawn chairs,
(1) foot spa, miscellaneous boxes
and bags
369739 BGS 10/29;11/4/2010

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RFP NUMBER: 2011-02
OPENING DATE AND TIME: November 18, 2010 at 2:00 p.m.
Hendry County is seeking firms interested in providing security services for
the Hendry County Courthouse. Firms properly registered in the State of
Florida are encouraged to submit their proposal for consideration. All sub-
mittals (see Part IV, Submission Requirements) received in response to this
RFP will be reviewed by a County Evaluation Committee. In order to be con-
sidered, submittals must be received by the Board of County Commissioners
at the C.E. Hall Building (Clerk's Ofice) in the Hendry County Courthouse
Complex, 25 E. Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida by November 18, 2010
at 2:00 p.m., at which bme all responses to this request will be recorded in
the presence of one or more witnesses. Any proposals received after the
above noted bme and date will not be opened or considered.
A copy of the Instructions and RFP Documents can be obtained from the
Hendy County Purchasing Department, located at 165 S. Lee St., LaBelle,
Florda (for pick up), Post Office Box 2340, LaBelle, Florida 33975 (mailing
address), or by calling (863) 675-5220 or (863) 983-1585.
This solicitation does not commit Hendry County to award any contracts, to
pay any costs incurred in the preparation of a response to this RFP, or to
contract for any services. The County reserves the right to reject any or all
submittals received as a result of this solicitabon, or to cancel in part or in
its entirety this RFP, if it is in the best interest of the County to do so.
Hendry County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and
Drug/Smoke Free Work Place.
Janet B. Taylor, Chairwoman
Board of County Commissioners
369688 CB/CN 10/28;11/4/2010

RFP No. 2011-04
Opening Date and Time: November 24, 2010 at 2:00 P.M.
The Hendry County Board of County Commissioners is seeking proposals
from responsive and responsible bidders for award to provide professional
aerial and ground mosquito control services, as requested by the County
and described in the Request for Proposals (RFP). In order to be consid-
ered, proposals must be received by the Board of County Commissioners at
the C.E. Hall Building (Clerk's Ofice) in the Hendry County Courthouse
Complex, 25 E. Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida by November 24, 2010
at 2:00 p.m., at which bme all responses to this request will be recorded in
the presence of one or more witnesses.
A mandatory pre-bid meebng will be held on November 16, 2010 at 2:30
p.m. in the Special Disricts Conference Room, 3300 Ublity Drive, LaBelle,
Florida 33935. Firms not in attendance at the pre-bid meeting shall be con-
sidered non-responsive and shall be disqualified from the RFP process.
A copy of the Instructions and RFP Documents can be obtained from the
Hendry County Purchasing Department, located at 165 S. Lee Street, La-
Belle, Florida (for pick up), Post Office Box 2340, LaBelle, FL 33975 (mail-
ing address) or by calling (863) 675-5220 or (863) 983-1585.
This solicitation does not commit Hendry County to award any contracts, to
pay any costs incurred in the preparation of a response to this RFP, or to
contract for any services. The County reserves the right to reject any or all
submittals received as a result of this solcitabon, or to cancel in part or in
its entirety this RFP, if it is in the best interest of the County to do so.
The Ranking Committee will meet on December 3, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. at the
Administration Conference Room located at 165 S. Lee Sbeet, LaBelle, FL
If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Hendry County
Commission with respect to any matter considered at this ranking commit-
tee meeting, he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for
such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the
proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence
upon which the appeal is to be based.
Hendry County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and
Drug/Smoke Free Work Place.
Janet B. Taylor, Chairwoman
Board of County Commissioners
370273 CB/CN 11/4/2010










The Hendry County Board of County Commissioners' regular November
meetings will be held on November 9, 2010, 5:00 p.m., at the Pioneer
Community Center, 910 Panama Avenue, Clewiston, Florida, and on Novem-
ber 23, 2010, 5:00 p.m., at the Hendry County Courthouse, 25 East Hick-
poochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida. The Board will also hold a workshop to
discuss the 2010 Strategic Planning Overview and related issues at 3:30
p.m. on November 23, 2010, at the Hendry County Courthouse, 25 East
ickpoochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida.
The Board's regularly scheduled meeting of December 14, 2010, will be
held at 5:00 p.m., at the Clewiston City Hall, 115 West Ventura Avenue,
Clewiston, Florida, and the December 28, 2010 meeting has been canceled.
If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Hendry County
Commission with respect to any matter discussed at such meeting, he/she
will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she
may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made,
which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is
to be based.
Board of County Commissioner
of Hendry County, Florida
Janet B. Taylor, Chairwoman
369787 CN/CB 11/4/2010

NOVEMBER 14, 2010 @ 8:00AM
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Port LaBelle Community Develop-
ment Distrct will accept sealed bid
proposals until 10:00 AM, November
17, 2010, for the purchase of two
modular buildings in place on District
Anyone interested may submit a pro-
posal to the Disrict office at 3293
Dellwood Terrace, Port LaBelle, or
mal to P.O. Box 1605, LaBelle, Flori-
da, 33975. To request bid specifica-
tions and/or to arrange for
inspection, call the Disbict office at
863-675-5770 between the hours of
8:00 AM and 4:30 PM, Monday Fri-
The District reserves the right to re-
ject any or all bids with or without
cause and to accept the bid that, in
its judgment, will be in the best in-
terest of the Disbict.
Lester B. Baird
General Manager
370074 CN/GD 11/4/2010

You are hereby nohfied that the
Regular Meeting of the Board of
Supervisors of the Central County
Water Control District will by held
on Wednesday November 17,
2010 at 7 pm at the Central
County Conference Room located
at 475 S. Cabbage Palm St. Mon-
tura Ranch Estates, Clewiston,
Florida. The purpose of this meet-
ing is to transact any and all busi-
ness which may come before the
Board. If a person decides to ap-
peal the decision of the Board of
Supervisors with respect to any
matter considered at the public
meeting or hearing herein referred
he or she may need to insure that
a verbatim record of the proceed-
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November 4, 2010

Community Briefs

Women's Club plans events
The LaBelle Community Woman's Club
is getting ready for the fall and winter sea-
sons, scheduling a Winter Bazaar for Nov.
12-13, as well as its Pet Fest for Jan. 22.
Vendors are needed for both events. For
more information please contact Sharyn
Schlitter at 863-675-6081 or 609-707-0940.

Glades parents, grandparents
and community members
November 8-14 is Drug Facts Week! Get
the facts at a Town Hall Meeting near you!
Featured speaker is Marc Fomby present-
ing "The Games Children Play" followed by a
Q&A session with local community experts.
Tuesday, Nov. 9: Moore Haven High School
6-8 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 10: LaBelle High School
6-8: p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 11: Clewiston High School
6-8 p.m.
Also keep our community safe! Drop off
unused or expired over-the-counter or pre-
scription drugs during Operation Medicine
Cabinet! Nov. 13 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Loca-
tions in LaBelle (U-Save), Clewiston (Wal-
greens), and Moore Haven (Glades County
Health Department).

Decorate for the annual
Christmas Boat Parade
What's this? You don't think Christmas
Boat Parades are your 'cup of tea'? Well, if
it's just because you really aren't sure how
to go about HOW to decorate your boat, we
have just the thing!
1. Make a decorating plan for your boat.
Decide if there is enough room for a Christ-
mas tree; make sure it doesn't block the cap-
tain's view so he can safely navigate. Decide
if you can use plug in Christmas lights or
if you need battery operated lights. Decide
on the type of decorations you want to use.
For instance, it may be a themed Christmas
boat parade requiring special decorations.
Keep in mind that the decorations need to
be visible from the shore. Small decorations
are difficult to see.
2. Buy only decorations and Christmas
lights that are rated for outdoor use. If you
are using battery-operated lights, make sure
you have plenty of batteries on hand. Be
sure to check each string of lights before
you hang them. Remember that both sides
of the boat will be seen if you are making
a circle during the Christmas boat parade.
The Christmas tree or Santa Claus on a
sleigh should be placed high on the boat
and in the center, where it can be seen from
both sides.
3. Use rope lights whenever possible on
your boat. Rope lights are easier to string
and won't get caught on netting or small
items. Use bright colored or white lights be-
cause the lights will be the background for
the rest of your decorations. People watch-
ing the boat parade are usually far away and
can only see decorations that are brightly
4. Decorate with two or three color com-
binations only. If you use too many colors,
the whole boat will become a blur to the

spectators because of the reflection on the
water. Place a few more strings of lights
to outline the shape of your boat, and the
whole decorating scheme will become clear
to those viewing the Christmas boat parade.
And have fun!

Cars for Boys and Girls Clubs
Boys and Girls Clubs are running a car
campaign program to help underwrite their
youth programs. If you have a car that you
would like to donate, please call 1-800-246-
0493. Cars need not be in running condi-

Animals found
One cow found on SR 29 South of La-
Belle, One cow found on Lexington Pkwy.
and one horse found on CR 835. Contact Inv.
Richard Carley of the Hendry County Sher-
iff's Ag Crimes Unit at (863)805-5000.


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Submitted photo/Steve Nisbet

Scouting for

Food begins

Nov. 6
Annual Scouting for Food Drive
kicks off Saturday morning as
Cub Scouts begin their "Good
Turn" of helping hungry families
in LaBelle. Throughout LaBelle,
scouts are hanging plastic col-
lection bags on doorknobs, re-
turning the following Saturday,
Nov. 13, to collect the bags full
of food for the LaBelle Salvation
Army. Hang all canned foods in
the collection bag on your door-
knobs for the scouts to collect.
To learn more about the Scout-
ing for Food Program or how you
can donate food, call Steven Nis-
bet Jr. at 863-885-1537.

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Phone: (863) 675-0421

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American Legion Post 130
Fish Fry Every Friday 5pm-7pm $7.00
BINGO Every Monday 6:30 pm
Breakfast Bdfet 1 & 3 Sunday 8am-I lam $6.00
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School Brief

Submitted photo/Joy Bridwell

The LHS chapter of Mu Alpha Theta initiated new members on October 27,
2010. Pictured are, front: Flavio Lopez; back from left: Cordaryl Jones, Kei-
lani Hernandez, Chapter President Lucas Talada, Kellie Martinez, Lily Arel-
lano and Alyssa Johnson. The LHS chapter has over 20 active members who
compete in math competitions.

Register for EC spring class

Registration for Spring '11 classes at
Edison State College for the general public
opens November 15.
Edison State College officials encour-
age anyone interested in taking classes this
spring to register as soon as possible be-
cause classes will fill up quickly.
"We want to accommodate every stu-
dent who chooses Edison State College,"
said Dr. Kenneth Walker, President of Edison
State College.
"Early enrollment allows us to best pre-
pare our professors and classrooms for the
students," Dr. Walker added.
In the past 3 years enrollment at Edison
State College has grown more than 50-per-
cent, bringing total student enrollment to
more than 21,000. ESC has been the fastest
growing state college in Florida for the past
two years.

Doc's Feed Store


$10 for 3 Year Rabies at
Shewmaker Animal
Hospital every Sat.

Interest Free Credit Card

For more information about how to reg-
ister for classes please visit www.edison.
To request more information about class-
es at Edison State College, visit www.edison.
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 20,000 students
in 5 counties with campuses in Lee, Collier
and Charlotte, and a center serving Hendry/
Glades. Many classes are available online at

Kyle Studley D.C.

45 Bryan Ave.
LaBelle, FL 33935
[863) 675-3427

Neck & Back Pain
Physical Therapy
on staff

The Future Business Leaders of America
(FBLA) at LaBelle Middle School will host a
"Scentsy Flameless Candle" Extravaganza
on Tuesday, Nov. 16. A Simple System...
Scentsy Warmers use a low-watt bulb to
melt specially formulated wax slowly maxi-
mizing the fragrance time of the Scentsy Bar
or Scentsy Brick.
With no flame, soot, smoke or lead to
worry about, the Scentsy system is a safe
way to enjoy more than 80 delightful Scentsy
New this month are warmers for the holi-
days. Many new and beautiful warmers for
Thanksgiving and Christmas are available.
If you cannot attend our Extravaganza,
please visit the website to place your order
at or call LMS and
speak with Mrs. Jodi Higginbotham, FBLA
Adviser. Come out and help FBLA raise
money for our District Conference.

U-SAVE supports LaBelle
Middle School
LMS would like to thank U-SAVE super-
market for donating money to purchase
food and drinks for our 8th grade Open
house. It was a great success and the school
is tremendously appreciative with U-SAVE's
generosity and support. David Childs is the
manager at U-SAVE and is always willing to
help out when it comes to supporting parent
involvement within the schools.

7th Grade Open house at LMS
LMS will host its 7th grade open house on
Tuesday, Nov. 9, in the LMS cafeteria from
5:30-7:30 p.m. You will have the chance to
come and meet with your child's teachers
and find out what he/she is learning in his/
her classes as well as receive information
about classroom procedures and home-
work requirements. Due to the fact that
parent/teacher conferences have also been
scheduled this day (from 2:05-3:00), please
know that we don't expect you to make the
trip twice and offer this later time to meet
with you. Hot dogs and drinks will be sold
for $1.50, so come hungry!

LMS School Advisory meeting
LaBelle Middle School SAC meeting will
be held on Tuesday, Nov.30 at 4:30 in the
office. We will be reviewing the School Im-
provement plan and making any needed

Win prizes at COES
Country Oaks Elementary School PTO
will have its 12th Annual Turkey BINGO
event Friday, Nov. 19. Come out and support
COES and win a turkey or one of many great
prizes including a 32" flat panel TV IPOD
Touch, $250 Piggy Bank, bikes, Nintendo
DSI and lots of other great prizes! Bingo
starts at 7 p.m. and doors will open at 6 p.m.
Come early and get your dinner after you get
your seat.

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