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Thursday, December 16, 2010

Vol. 88 No. 49

500 Plus tax

DOT funds Hendry roads VT.

by Patty Brant
Caloosa Belle
Hendry County commissioners got some
very welcome news recently. Florida Depart-
ment of Transportation has included virtually
all of the county's high priority road projects
for funding in its latest five-year plan. FDOT
has allowed over $122 million for projects in
Hendry County from July 1, 2011, through
June 30, 2016.

SR 80, the county's long time top road
priority, is in line for continued four-laning.
Perhaps even more pressing, construction
on the realignment of the SR 80/US 27 inter-
section one of the most dangerous in the
state will begin late next year.
The commissioners are especially pleased
and proud of this achievement, since they
rallied area groups and legislators to push
See Funding Page 2

r 3-

Caloosa Belle/Patty Brant
/ Legionnaires Carl Baker and Park Coordinator Bill Davis watch as the monu-
ment takes its place at the new Veterans Memorial Park.

Monument honors veterans
Caloosa Belle/Patty Brant by Patty Brant with personal connections to LaBelle resi-
Mayor Paul Puletti administers the oath of office to Daniel Akin. Caloosa Belle dents

Akin takes place on commission

by Patty Brant
Caloosa Belle
Daniel Akin's appointment to fill the seat
left vacant by the untimely death of Tax As-
sessor/Commissioner Bob Miller was unani-
mously approved. Commissioner Akin has
stated that he will run for election to the seat
See Page 4 for information about
how to contact the newspaper
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when it comes up for election next sum-
Mr. Akin was recently appointed to the
Value Adjustment Board, a conflict of in-
terest with his new seat on the board. The
commission appointed Tim Alexander to
the VAB seat.
Before swearing Mr. Akin into office, the
board read a proclamation in recognition of
the late Commissioner Bob Miller's service
to the community.

Nanofiltration tweaking
Applied Technology Management's Grant
Misterly told the board he reviewed the new
nanofiltration system at the water plant,
See City Page 2

American Legion member and Veterans
Memorial Park Coordinator Bill Davis, along
with a handful of dedicated Legionnaires
and residents, watched as a dream came
true last week. After five years of planning,
fundraising and preparing the park site, the
centerpiece of the new LaBelle Veterans Me-
morial Park finally took its place in the park.
Weighing 18,000 pounds, the memorial
depicts members of each military branch
etched in granite atop three granite steps.
On either side, posts inscribed "Lest We For-
get" stand as sentinels and a triangular top
piece sits atop it all. On the back of the main
monument is a POW/MIA insignia.
The centerpiece takes its place among
monuments, beautiful oaks. Landscaping
and benches make the park conducive to
reflection. Of course, the walkway of bricks
engraved with the names of servicemen and
women are personal reminders of veterans

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Among the bricks are those dedicated to
Medal of Honor recipient and former LaBelle
resident Spec 4 Nicholas J. Cutinha, who is
buried in Fort Denaud Cemetery. He was
killed defending his buddies as they pulled
back from an engagement with the enemy
near Gia Dinh, March 2, 1968.
LaBelle's American Legion Post 130
proudly displays Spec 4 Cutinha's Medal of
Honor and other memorabilia. It is the only
Legion post in the world to have custody of
a Medal of Honor. The medal rests in a se-
cure display case surrounded by bullet-proof
glass and security measures.
Bricks also commemorate two other La-
Belle servicemen who were called upon to
make the ultimate sacrifice: Marine Staff Ser-
geant Chris Strickland, who died in Afghani-
stan, and Army Warrant Officer Robert Ham-
mett Jr., who died in Iraq. Both men were
killed in June 2008.


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for the realignment.
Currently, $14.7 million worth of con-
struction, design and right-of-way acquisi-
tion is ongoing on SR 80 from Clark Street to
Birchwood Parkway. It is to be completed
this coming Spring.
Continuing the eastward movement,
funding for construction of four lanes and
right-of-way acquisition on SR 80 from Birch-
wood Pkwy. to Dalton Lane and from CR
833 to US 27 is scheduled for 2011-2012.
Preliminary engineering along SR 80
will take place from Indian Hills Drive to CR
833 in 2011-2012 and right-of-way is to be
purchased from Dalton Lane to Indian Hills
Drive 2013-2014.
Last year was another important funding
year for Hendry County transportation, but
2011-2016 promises even more good things
to come for the sixth most economically

challenged county in the country.
With unemployment topping 20 percent,
foreclosures, lagging business enterprises
and belt tightening at all levels, Hendry
County is ripe for this good news.
The Helms Road Extension, from SR 29
to SR 80, is a project very important to the
City of LaBelle as well as the county since
it will facilitate a future site for Edison State
College in South LaBelle.
FDOT has scheduled some $3 million in
construction funds for the project in 2013-
2014 and another $4 million in 2014-2015.
Funding is scheduled for SR 29, another
major transportation route for the entire
area as well as Hendry County.
Preliminary engineering from Spencer to
north of Cowboy Way is in the 2011-2012
SR 29 is to be resurfaced from SR 29 to
the Glades County line in 2011-2012 with
the construction of turn lanes on SR 29 at S.
Industrial Loop in 2012-2013.
On US 27 (SR 25), FDOT is planning a
resurfacing project from West Berner Road

Christmas dinners served hot

Christmas morning there is a large gath-
ering of Legion members and volunteers
from all over LaBelle all walks of life that
come together to help fix 500 +/- dinners
at the American Legion Post 130. They put
the finishing touches on a magnificent All
American Christmas Dinner plus a salad
and dessert.
This event begins very early Christmas
morning, extra volunteers begin arriving
about 9 a.m. cakes to ice, cut and serve
into individual cartons, salads to add the
veggies and dish up, then the serving of the
dinners all boxed together and put into
cars to be delivered to needy families, lone-
ly shut-ins, forgotten vets home alone.
Christmas Day is now less than two
weeks away. The Legion is taking infor-
mation about anyone who is in need of a
cheerful Merry Christmas and a wonder-
ful, hot meal for Christmas. If you know
of a family, couple or person who does
not have others to share food, friendship
and the Christmas Spirit with, please give
the information to the lady in the lounge
at the American Legion, or e-mail address.
Delivery routes are being set-up and most
all deliveries will be made by noontime on
Christmas Day. Dinners may be picked up
at the Legion if they have their name on

the list and volunteers know they will pick
them up. (Pick-ups between 10:30-11:30
a.m. Christmas morning.)
Please take a moment to think of anyone
who needs and will appreciate a warm,
thoughtful dinner and being remembered
on Christmas Day.
Information needed: (1) Name, (2)
Address (3) Number of dinners, and (4)
Phone number to be reached at on Christ-
mas Morning, if volunteers are unable to
locate the house. (5) Deliver or Will Pick-
up. Please try to have the information to
them by Dec. 22, though names will be
taken through Christmas Eve. (or as long
as there is food to serve!) Dinner is not
served at the Legion only carry-outs and
The needy, cold, lonely and those far
from loved ones, those who have lost or
are losing their homes there are many
more than in past years. The Legion needs
your help to locate those for a hot Christ-
mas meal. Talk to them, let them know
about the dinner, make sure they will be
home. You (or they) may also call the Le-
gion at 863-675-8300.
Volunteers are also welcome to join in
- you will be overwhelmed with the pro-

to Stitt Ranch in 2011-2012.
The commissioners happily voted to ac-
cept the draft tentative work program, which
includes even more funding for smaller and
intermodal projects.
Commissioner Darrell Harris asked if
FDOT could consider a turn lane on SR 80
at Forrey Road, which will eventually lead
to both the new LaBelle Sports Park and the
new Edison campus.

Commissioner Tris Chapman, a strong
proponent of the SR 80/US 27 intersection
realignment and four-laning of SR 80, was
especially pleased with the news. He said
he appreciates the efforts of FDOT, Rep. De-
nise Grimsley, Congressman Tim Rooney
and all area organizations that assisted Hen-
dry County with improvements in transpor-

City Continued From Page 1

which has been up and running about a
month. He was pleased with its perfor-
mance although there are a few start up is-
He told the board that the quality of the
water may fluctuate for a while. At this time
the water being produced is slightly acidic,'
which will reduce deposits in water lines
caused by years of element-laden water.
This may cause some yellowing or cloudi-
ness to the water at times and require the
city to flush the lines in the area affected.
Eventually he said, the lines will be
cleaned out and the water's acidity will
need to be balanced so as not to compro-
mise the pipes. He said this is all "part of the
process" and there are no health issues to
be concerned about.
If a resident has a temporary issue with
the water clarity, they should call the city
and crews will come to flush the lines.
City Attorney Jimmy Luckey reported
that the contract with the Paul family for
the planned South LaBelle water treatment
plant, easement, well sites and Helms Road
extension is ready for signatures.

Buyer for RKO?
City Finance Director Ron Zimmerly told
the commissioners there may be a possible
buyer for RKO, the failed plastic recycling
company. Several years ago the city ap-
proved a Department of Community Affairs
CDBG grant contract designating the city as
a pass-through loan signator, allowing RKO
to operate in LaBelle. The city was to benefit
by jobs created. Since RKO has defaulted,
the city is on the hook for the remaining
amount of the loan.
This possible buyer wants to make four
payments to DCA over eight months to cover
the 23 months of arrears, some $366,000.
Mayor Paul Puletti said the city approved
the grant during the "good times." Now that
the economy is lagging, he said this buyer

could be a way for city to get off the hook
for the loan. Mr. Zimmerly and City Attor-
ney Luckey are continuing to work on the

Waste disposal
In spite of a few glitches, the city's new
waste services contract will be ready for
January 1. Commercial rates will be raised
somewhat, but residential service will re-
main the same.
All customers will get new 90-gallon
waste cans with a city logo and pick up will
be reduced to once a week.
Commercial customers who do not use
dumpsters will be assigned one to three
30-gallon containers. There will be no added
charge for recycling, but the day of pick up
may change,
The new contractwill be extended to 2018.
Until the new contract is ready, the board vot-
ed 4-0 to continue the plan by resolution.

In other business:
Fire Chief Ray Pitman reported on for-
estry classes and hazmat classes his depart-
ment personnel are taking. He said five are
in firefighter I class at this time. There is cur-
rently a full foster of 20 firefighters and he
is looking for non-paid volunteers to round
out the roster.
The board will meet as the Local Plan-
ning Agency (LPA) at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 13, be-
fore the city's regular commission meeting.
Discussion will be on the upcoming Evalua-
tion and Appraisal Report (EAR).
City commissioners voted for a silver
($1,000) sponsorship of the new youth lead-
ership Hendry County effort. Five students
from each area high school: LaBelle, Clewis-
ton, Moore Haven and Big Cypress students
will take part in this program, which is
designed to introduce youth to leadership
paths in many facets of the community.

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December 16, 2010

December 16, 2010 Caloosa Belle

What is candy flavored tobacco?

Tobacco companies have long denied
they are targeting our youth with their fla-
vored tobacco products, but in fact in a re-
cent poll by the US Food and Drug Adminis-
tration (FDA), it found that one in five youth
between the ages of 12-17 had seen flavored
tobacco products or ads, while only one in
ten adults reported having seen the same
When the FDA was given the authority
in 2009 to regulate tobacco products, their
first act of business was banning the distri-
bution and sales of flavored cigarettes. This
was a profound first step in protecting youth
against Big Tobacco's pattern of targeting
youth with flavored tobacco products and
advertisements. However, flavored tobacco
still comes in a variety of products such as
cigars, cigarillos and smokeless with flavors
ranging from cool mint to vanilla, chocolate
chip cookie dough, strawberry and more.
These products have an alluring appeal and
are often referred to as a gateway product for
children, teens and young adults to become
regular tobacco users. According to the FDA,

Use caution with

unsolicited offers
Several residents have reported receiving
phone solicitations from a company called
Worldwide Land Services offering to pur-
chase any lot in Port LaBelle for $30,000.
The owner must put up $901 up front. A call
back number of 1-727-258-8492 is provided.
When the Caloosa Belle called this num-
ber, the line picked up and a beep sounded,
but there was no other sound.
HCSO Chief Deputy Kevin Nelson warns
residents that "anything that sounds too
good to be true, probably is."


Teofilo Jeff Pequeno, 45, was arrested
Dec. 11 and charged on a warrant with a
nonmoving traffic violation driving on a per-
manently revoked driver's license, posses-
sion of marijuana under 20 grams and pos-
session/use of drug equipment. H. Bledsoe
was arresting officer.
Tommy Shane Layton, 23, was arrested
Dec. 3 and charged with criminal mischief
under $200 subsequent offence, burglary of
an unoccupied dwelling unarmed and grand
theft $300-$5,000. DJ Lansaw was arresting
Tymone Youngblood, 30, was arrested
Dec. 7 and charged with a nonmoving traf-
fic violation driving with a suspended license
third or subsequent. Sgt. M. Favara was ar-
resting officer.
Alejandro Gaman Deraz, 15, was arrested
Dec. 6 and charged with burglary of an un-
occupied dwelling unarmed and grand theft
$300-$5,000. T. Mims was arresting officer.
Edward Donald Scheffler, 49, was arrest-
ed Dec. 7 and charged with larceny sales tax
failure to remit $20,000 to $100,000. Deputy
Harrynarine was arresting officer.

young tobacco users prefer flavored tobac-
co products because they "taste better," by
masking the disgusting taste of tobacco and
they are perceived as "safer."
The truth is that, these flavored tobacco
products are not safer and are just as ad-
dictive as non-flavored tobacco products.
Hendry County Students Working Against
Tobacco and the Tobacco-Free Partnership
of Hendry County are joining forces to ban
candy flavored tobacco products in Hendry
County. During recent community events
SWAT youth and Partnership member's ed-
ucated county residents and youth about the
presence of candy flavored tobacco products
in Hendry County and asked for community
support through the signing of a petition to
ban candy flavored tobacco products.
The petition will be presented to the
Hendry County Commissioners as well as
the City Commissioners in both LaBelle and
Clewiston in the near future. Our primary fo-
cus is to prevent our youth from becoming
addicted to a deadly product.
For more information about how you can
help educate our youth and community or
to request a presentation on this topic and
other tobacco topics please contact Valarie
James at 674-4041 ext 128. The Tobacco-
Free Partnership meets monthly at Carlson
Memorial United Methodist Church in La-
Belle. The next Partnership meeting is De-
cember 14th at 4:00 pm; followed by the
Drug Free Hendry County Coalition at 5:00
pm. Everyone is Welcome to attend.

The offices of the Hendry
County Board of County
Commissioners, Hendry
County Tax Collector,
Hendry County Property
Appraiser and Hendry
County Supervisor of
Elections will be closed
due to an employee fur-
lough from Monday,
December 20, 2010
through Wednesday,
December 22, 2010. The
offices will also be closed
in observance of the
Christmas holiday on
Thursday, December 23,
2010 and Friday,
December 24, 2010. All
offices will re-open for
regular hours on Monday,
December 27, 2010.

Conditions added to Agent Orange

listing for veterans benefits

The VA has added three new diseases to
its list of 12 illnesses associated with expo-
sure to Agent Orange: Ischemic heart dis-
ease (including coronary artery disease);
Parkinson's disease; and B cell leukemias
(such as hairy cell leukemia). Veterans
who suffer from one of these diseases will
be entitled to service-connected disability
compensation from the VA as long as they
stepped foot on land in Vietnam during ac-
tive duty at any time between January 9,
1962 and May 7, 1975. Other veterans who
suffer from one of these diseases will be-
come entitled to these benefits if they can
show that they were exposed to Agent Or-
ange during active duty.
To qualify, it will not matter when the
disease first appeared. Thus, a Vietnam vet-
eran who is first diagnosed with ischemic
heart disease 50 years after discharge from
service will become entitled to benefits.
The announcement also opens the door to
death benefits. Qualifying surviving family
members of Vietnam veterans who have
died, or who die in the future, from one of
the three diseases will become entitled to
service-connected death benefits known
as Dependency and Indemnity Compensa-
tion (DIC).
If you are a Vietnam veteran who suf-
fers (or a survivor of a veteran who died)
from one of the three diseases and you
never previously filed a VA disability or

death compensation claim for the disease:
immediately file a VA claim for service-con-
nected disability compensation (or DIC)
for the disease. The VA will be required to
pay you, if your claim is successful, ben-
efits retroactive to the date the VA first re-
ceives your claim. In general, this means
that for every month you delay in filing
your claim, you will not be entitled to VA
compensation for that month. If you are a
Vietnam veteran who suffers (or a survivor
of a veteran who died) from one of the
three diseases and you did previously file a
VA disability or death compensation claim
for the disease, you are advised to imme-
diately file with the VA another claim for
service-connected disability compensation
(or DIC) for the disease.
This will help protect you from the pos-
sibility that the VA will interpret your pre-
vious claim as a pension claim instead of
a compensation claim, or as being for a
disease other than one of the three new
diseases. In the future VA go through its re-
cords and identify all Vietnam veterans and
survivors of Vietnam veterans who filed a
compensation claim in the past for one of
the three diseases.
If the claim is granted, the VA will gen-
erally be required to pay you benefits ret-
roactive to the date the VA received your
first disability compensation or DIC claim
for the disease.

Win a $25
B Gift Certificate to
Forrey's Grill
The LaBelle Sports Network and the Caloosa Belle, announces a
photo contest for the best community sports photograph posted
to our online sports website To visit the LaBelle Sports Network
online, go to, click on the LaBelle homepage, then
the Sports tab in the upper right. Photos must be posted on the
site by December 31 and will be judged by the editorial team of
the Caloosa Belle and Community Sports Desk. Winner and win-
ning photo will appear in the paper. Interested teams and
i-i can go directly to the site, or contact Renee Hawley by e-
i. ni or by phone at
888-853-7904 for a demonstration or to get started-

December 16, 2010

Caloosa Belle

4 Caloosa Belle December 16, 2010

Staying healthy during the holiday season

By Pat Dobbins

You may be feeling a little stressed out
this holiday season, but getting through
the holidays doesn't need to take a toll on
your health. Try to keep a relaxed and posi-
tive outlook. When you feel over stressed
or over worked this holiday season, take a
moment to look back on something good in
your life.
The holidays are for giving thanks for the
people who are in your life, and also a time
to reflect. But, holidays are also a time to pay
special attention to your health. You may
have seen this before, but by follow these
holiday tips from the Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention: (put the words to
the song.. you'll know it)

1. The first way to health, said the CDC
to me: Wash your hands to be safe and
2. The second way to health, said the
CDC to me: Bundle up for warmth, and
wash hands to be safe and healthy.
3. The third way to health, said the CDC
to me: manage your stress, bundle up for
warmth, and wash hands to be safe and
4. The fourth way to health, said the CDC
to me: Don't drink and drive, manage your
stress, bundle up for warmth, and wash
hands to be safe and healthy.
5. The fifth way to health, said the CDC
to me: Be smoke-free, don't drink and drive,
manage your stress, bundle up for warmth,
and wash hands to be safe and healthy.

Thank You

Caloosa Sports Shooters
Thanks to all the club members who
helped with the benefit shoot. A special
thanks to the Caloosa Belle for supporting
our effort to improve the Hendry County
Shotgun Range. Also a special thanks to
Don Brooks for the use of his wobble ma-
chine. Everyone really enjoyed shooting the
wobble trap.
Butch Carraway won the overall best shot
trophy. Tim Katz took 1st in Class A. Travis
Means took 1st in Class B and Don Brooks
took 1st in Class C.
For Wednesday shooting, call Ed Kuntz at
863-675- 6432 available 8 AM till Noon. For
Thursday night shooting 5 PM till 9 PM call
Dave Alexander. Please Call ahead to shoot
on either of these days. We need advance
notice so a club officer can be present.
We really appreciate the gifts the follow-
ing merchants donated to be given away as
prizes at the benefit shoot: Jennings Hard-
ware, Rodeo Grill, Flora and Ella's, Beef 0
Brady's, Ranch Supply, Joneses Barbeque,
Randy's Garage, Oak Realty, Forrey Grill,
Bruce Caudill, and Patti Nixon.
Caloosa Sports Shooters is our organiza-
tion at the Hendry County Sheriffs / Citizen's
Gun Range. We are a non-profit organiza-
tion. Our goal is to help anyone who wants
to shoot a shotgun to learn safety first, then
we teach them how to shoot trap and skeet.

Caloosa Belle
Serving LaBelle Since 1922
To Reach Us
Mailing Address: EO. Box 518* LaBelle, FL 33975
Physical Address: 22 Ft. Thompson Ave.
Phone: (863) 675-2541 Fax: (863) 675-1449
Website: www.newszap.comAabelle

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

We really like to see Fathers bring their
young (12yrs and older) kids out to learn
gun safety.

We would like to extend our sincere ap-
preciation for all of the thoughtfulness and
kind words expressed during our time of
grief. The whole town, family and friends
have been wonderful. We couldn't have
asked for better support than was given. He
will be truly missed. A special thanks to the
City of LaBelle, Preston Long, Paul Puletti,
Larry Marsh Sr., Mitchell Wills, and Robbie
The family of Joseph R. "Bob"
Miller Jr.

Cowboy contribution
LaBelle Cowboy Football would like to
extend a special thanks to Jason and Bruce
Beer and their families for the use of their
utility trailer this football season. Being able
to use the trailer was a big help in getting our
equipment to our away games. Thanks for
all your support!
Hal Bennett,
LHS Head Football Coach

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6. The sixth way to health, said the CDC
to me: Fasten belts while driving, be smoke-
free, don't drink and drive, manage your
stress, bundle up for warmth, and wash
hands to be safe and healthy.
7. The seventh way to health, said the
CDC to me: Get exams and screenings, fas-
ten belts while driving, be smoke-free, don't
drink and drive, manage your stress, bundle
up for warmth, and wash hands to be safe
and healthy.
8. The eighth way to health, said the CDC
to me: Get your vaccinations, get exams
and screenings, fasten belts while driving,
be smoke-free, don't drink and drive, man-
age your stress, bundle up for warmth, and
wash hands to be safe and healthy.
9. The ninth way to health, said the CDC
to me: Monitor the children, get your vac-
cinations, get exams and screenings, fasten

Letter to the


Dear Hendry County Residents,
I would like to take this opportunity to
thank you for giving me the past 36 + years
to teach and guide your children. I have ex-
perienced many aspects of our public school
system; as a teacher in the classroom, as
a homebound teacher, as an adult school
teacher, an occupational specialist, a coach
as well as a guidance counselor and each
have brought me personal rewards.
Many of you, whom I taught as a young
beginning teacher, I have since taught your
children and in some cases even your grand-
children. It has been the most rewarding
and fulfilling experience a teacher/guidance
counselor can hope to enjoy.
Let me assure you Hendry County
DOES have some of the BEST kids around.
You should and can be proud.
To my colleagues and friends, best wishes
for your continued success in your endeav-
ors. I will always be grateful for the opportu-
nity of working with you and the students of
this County.
Thank you and God Bless,
Bobbie Spratt

News Editor: Patty Brant
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Executive Editor: Katrina Elsken
Publisher: Tom Byrd

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Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, and support of the
community's deliberation of public issues.

belts while driving, be smoke-free, don't
drink and drive, manage your stress, bundle
up for warmth, and wash hands to be safe
and healthy.
10. The tenth way to
health, said the CDC to me:
Practice fire safety, monitor
the children, get your vac
cinations, get exams and
screenings, fasten belts
while driving, be smoke-
free, don't drink and drive,
manage your stress, bun- Patricia
dle up for warmth, and Dobbins
wash hands to be safe and
11. The eleventh way to health, said the
CDC to me: Prepare dinner safely, practice
fire safety, monitor the children, get your
vaccinations, get exams and screenings, fas
ten belts while driving, be smoke-free, don't
drink and drive, manage your stress, bundle
up for warmth, and wash hands to be safe
and healthy.
12. The twelfth way to health, said the
CDC to me: Eat well and get moving, prepare
dinner safely, practice fire safety, monitor the
children, get your vaccinations, get exams
and screenings, fasten belts while driving,
be smoke-free, don't drink and drive, man-
age your stress, bundle up for warmth, and
wash hands to be safe and healthy!
Have a safe and healthy holiday!

Community Brief

Sunday, Dec. 19, one year anniversary of
the Motorcycle Round up and car show at
Rodeo Grill.
Thursday, Dec. 16, Kruisin with Kati
Lunch ride, leaving the BP gas station in
LaBelle at 9:45. Going to Indiantown then
around Lake Okeechobee. This is an almost
all day ride.

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 to donate,
please call 1-800-246-0493. Cars need not be
in running condition.

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* To operate this newspaper as a public trust
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live and work, through our dedication to consci-
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their own intelligent decisions about public
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poseful neutrality, fairness, objectivity, fearless-
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Submitted photos
LES Older Students of the Month
Front row: Nadia Chavez, Gabriel Briones, Maddie Lofton, Kymberlee Chance
and Miriam Ruiz; row 2: Daisy Gomez, Jesus Gomez, Vanessa Deras, Celia Zu-
niga, Jessenia Denning, Juan Isaac Madrid and Yesenia Ramirez; absent: Mar-
vin Raya.

LES Younger Students of the Month
Front row: Victor Reyes and Yahaira Cantu; row 2: Diana Pacheco-Ortiz, Gladys
Marquez, Jacqueline Garcia, Andrea Raya, Emilia Puerto and Nancy Guzman-
Avila; row 3--Nerit Santos-Garcia, Angelina Sanchez, Miguel Chairez, Yurit San-
tos, Andrea Marroquin, Gabriel Jimenez and Bryan Corona; absent: David Luna.

Chilly winter temps may lead to fish kills

Submitted photos
LES Safety Patrol of the Month: Xio-
mara Martinez.

School Briefs

Early dismissal
Hendry County Schools will be dismissed
early on Friday, Dec. 17. Lunch will be served
that day. School bus drivers will be follow-
ing their regular schedules based upon the
schools early release times.

Sign up for C.N.A. program
The Edison State College Hendry/Glades
Center launched a Certified Nursing Assistant
program CNA program is a 120 hour course.
It is currently accepting applications for the
Spring Semester. Edison State College Hen-
dry/Glades Center offers Associates degrees
ranging from Criminal Justice to EMS as well
as several certificate courses. Applications
for Spring enrollment are being accepted
through January 3. Applications for financial
aid must be received by December 1, 2010
to guarantee processing prior to the start of
the Spring semester.
For more information about educational
opportunities at Edison State College, Hen-
dry/Glades Center, please contact Crystal
Saldana at (863) 674-0408.

As temperatures drop in Florida, the
number of cold-related fish kills is likely to
increase. The good news is that these events
are natural occurrences and typically do not
cause permanent damage to the ecosystem
or to fish populations. In some cases they
are even beneficial, in that they help limit the
spread of invasive, exotic species.
Fish kills are often caused by sudden tem-
perature fluctuations or by extended periods
of extreme temperatures. Such kills can occur
any time of the year in Florida, but they are
most common in winter, when air tempera-
tures drop. Although water stays relatively
warm for awhile after the air cools, extended
cold snaps can cause water temperatures in
inland water bodies and estuaries to drop.
The cold may kill fish outright by cold stress
or weaken them so that they are more sus-
ceptible to disease. Another phenomenon,
called lake-turnover, may occur when sud-
denly cooled surface water sinks and mixes
with deeper, oxygen poor water. This can
cause fish to suffocate, often leading them to
gulp at the surface before they die.
It is important for FWC scientists to keep

track of the location and extent of fish kills
in natural lakes and estuaries, to see if there
are problems developing in an ecosystem
that might require investigation or restor-
ative measures. Residents can report fish
kills in natural water bodies to the FWC at

hili. -. w
asp or call the FWC Fish Kill Hotline at 800-
636-0511. For more information on fish kills,
visit Iiiil. r. w. and select
"Fish and Wildlife Health" under the "Ex-
plore" section

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Caloosa Baptist Church Briefs

gets 'Back to

the Barn'
This Sunday, Dec. 19, Caloosa Baptist will
be holding its morning service at the LaBelle
Rodeo Grounds on Highway 29. The theme
will be "Getting Back to the Barn."
"This is an annual event we started doing
about three years ago," said Dr. Les Morgan,
pastor of the church. 'At first we weren't
sure how people would respond. After all,
it was taking people out of their traditional
Sunday morning setting and putting them in
a completely different venue. However, we
found that not only did our regular people
attend, but they invited their friends who
were typically not in church at all, if ever."
Those who have attended previous "Get-
ting Back to the Barn" services all seem to
have a similar response. One worshipper
said, "It is somewhat of a troubling thing
to consider that a baby would be born in a
barn. But when I think that that baby was
Jesus, God's Holy Son, and that He did that
for me, I am deeply humbled."
Jim, a volunteer worker at the church,
spoke on the first "Getting Back to the Barn"
service impacted him. "For me, it helped me
understand the love of God even more. When
I think that He sent His Son to earth and that
He was given birth in a filthy animal stall, it
really moved me. Jesus did that for me. That
was a powerful, meaningful, experience."
A mother of three children commented
on her feelings after attending a "Getting
Back to the Barn." Her reaction was the fol-
lowing; "My children were born in the fin-
est hospital in town. Medical teams were on
standby should an emergency have arisen.
My physician was well-schooled and an
experienced obstetrician. The room was
sterile, and the staff was prepared for what-
ever could have occurred. But in the set-
ting where Jesus was born, it was just the
opposite. Mary was alone. Joseph had no
knowledge of delivering babies. The only
observers of the delivery of the King of Kings
were cows, horses, sheep and goats. How
awesome is that?"
The public is invited to attend the "Get-
ting Back to the Barn" service this Sunday
at 10:30 a.m. at the LaBelle Rodeo Grounds.
The dress is casual. Please be advised to
bring a folding chair for seating. The service
will be held in the animal holding section.


Patricia L. Kepler, 67
CLEWISTON Patricia L. Kepler, age 67, of
Clewiston, passed away Nov. 29, 2010, in Fort
She was born March 11, 1943, in Columbus,
Ohio. She moved from Northern Alabama to
Clewiston in 1997. She loved to work. She
worked as a fruit handler, employed by South-
ern Gardens in Clewiston since Oct. 6,1997.
She is survived by her daughter, Mia Spencer
of Clewiston; and grandsons, David Spencer
and Jeremy McCluskey.
You will be deeply missed by your family, we
love you, rest in peace.
Cremation Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funer-
al Home LaBelle.

Caroling, skits, fellowship
Grace Baptist will host a night of caroling,
skits, readings, and fellowship on Sunday
night, Dec. 19, 6 p.m. at the church. There
will be light refreshments after the service.
Come to Grace Baptist Church, located at
4200 NE Eucalyptus Blvd. in Port LaBelle. A
nursery is provided. This service is guaran-
teed to lift your spirits and get you into the
"Spirit of Christmas." The more the merrier!

Christ the King Lutheran
Church Holiday Services
The Birth Of Christ, our Savior will be cel-
ebrated on Christmas Eve at our 4 p.m. ser-
vice on Friday, Dec. 24. New Years Eve ser-
vices will be held at 4 p.m. Friday, Dec. 31.
Sunday Services are at 9:15 a.m. and
10:15 a.m.; Sunday School Class, Rediscov-
ering the Gentleness of God, at Christ The
King Lutheran Church, 350 CR 78.

Choir, drama at First Baptist
Enjoy the First Baptist Church Adult Choir
& Drama Dec. 17 and 18, at 7 p.m. Come
and see an epic narrative that is the Christ-
mas story From the moment the angel ap-
peared to Mary, and later to Joseph; to the
Decree of the Census and their journey to
Bethlehem; their desperate search for shel-
ter leading them to a humble manger and
finally, the breathtaking joy of the Christ
child's birth. Come be drawn into the maj-
esty and miracle of the Christmas story as

never before. The First Baptist Church is lo-
cated at 330 North Main Street Limited seat-
ing available. Please let us know which night
you want to come.

Christmas revival planned
New Testament Baptist Church (Iglesia
Bautista Nuevo Testamento), would like to
invite you to our Christmas Revival, to hear
Chalk Artist and Evangelist Vestor Arnold
as he presents "The Word of God" in word
and art. All services are bilingual, (English
and Spanish). The person that has the most
visitors with them will receive the chalk art
drawing for that service. The chalk art draw-
ing will be the theme of the message from
God'sWord. The drawings will reveal unseen
images when a black light is applied, such as
Jesus coming in the clouds. The services will
be Saturday, December 25 at 3 p.m., Sunday,
December 26 at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. and on
Tuesday, Dec, 29 at 7:30 p.m.
New Testament Baptist Church is located
at 300 S, Davis St, corner of Bryan Ave. For
information or transportation call Senior
Pastor Ben Millican 863-673-0782; Associ-
ate Pastor James Wryals 863-673-1120; Asst.
Pastor Ciro Castillo 863-517-0377 or Asst.
Pastor Jose Serrano 863-612-5426.
Iglesia Bautista Nuevo Testamento (New
Testament Baptist Church), les invita a com-
partir con nosotros en nuuestra Campana de
Avivamiento de Navidad con el Evangelista y
Artista Vestor Arnold, presentando "La Pa-
labra de Dios" en palabra y en arte. La per-
sona con mas invitados recibira el dibujo del

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Chrt the
u I I Lutheran
Where everybodyis Somebody and Jesus is Lord
9:15 a.m Sunday Worship
Lord's Supper 1st, 3rd & 5th Sunday
10:30 am. Bible '.d '
.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

culto. El dibujo de tiza sera sobre el tema del
sermon de la palabra de Dios. Los dibujos
revelaran imagenes qoe no se pueden ver
a simple vista sino con una luz negra, por
ejemlo como Jesus en las nubes
Los servicios seran sabado, Deciembre
25 3 p.m., Domingo, Deciembre 26 10a.m.
and 6 p.m. y Martes 7:30 p.m.
La Iglesia Bautista Nuevo Testamento es
localizada en el 300 S, Davis St. esquina de
Bryan Ave. Para information o transporta-
tion pueden llamar a Senior Pastor Ben Mil-
lican 863-673-0782; Associate Pastor James
Wryals 863-673-1120; Asst. Pastor Ciro Cas-
tillo 863-517-0377 or Asst. Pastor Jose Ser-
rano 863-612-5426.

Candlelight Lord's Supper
First Baptist Church of LaBelle will have
its Candlelight Lord's Supper Christmas Eve
Service on Friday, Dec. 24, at 6p.m. Everyone
in the community is invited. We will be read-
ing the Christmas Story and singing Christ-
mas Carols. Special music will be presented
and we will observe the Lord's Supper. We
will conclude the service with lighting of the
Christ Candle and lighting candles to repre-
sent the light that Christ has brought to our
world. The service will last no longer than
an hour so families can celebrate this special
time together.
On Sunday, Dec. 26, the day after Christ-
mas we will have Sunday School at 9:45 a.m.
and Morning Worship Service at 11 a.m. You
are welcome to come worship with us!


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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Join Christmas

Bird Count

Stormwater Treatment Areas (STAs)
are the water-cleaning workhorses of Ever-
glades restoration. They have also become
renowned havens for wildlife and outdoor
enthusiasts alike. The South Florida Water
Management District (SFWMD) is joining
with the Hendry-Glades Audubon Society as
the group conducts its portion of the 111th
Christmas Bird Count in STA-5 in Hendry
County on Dec. 18, at 7 a.m.
This is the Hendry-Glades Audubon's
fourth year conducting the count at STA-5.
The data collected during the annual
counts which span North America and
beyond are critical to studies of the long-
term health and status of bird populations.
Such data is used to protect birds and iden-
tify environmental issues with implications
for people as well, according to Audubon.
The STAs, managed by the SFWMD, also
provide the public with a variety of recre-
ational opportunities, such as hiking, biking
and excellent bird watching.
During the 110th Christmas Bird Count,
Audubon teams in STA-5 and the surround-
ing area documented 96 species and more
than 87,300 birds, including the all-time
highest count of an individual species (2,800
Glossy Ibis and 2,100 Fulvous Whistling
Duck) in the Christmas Bird Count within
the United States. District staff and bird ex-
perts from Audubon will be available for
media interviews during the 111th count.
The South Florida Water Management
District is steadily increasing recreational

Girls fourth in powerlifting

LaBelle High School hosted a girls power-
lifting invitational Friday, Dec. 10. Charlotte,
Port Charlotte, Sebring, Avon Park, Booker
and LaBelle High School participated.
LaBelle finished fourth as a team in a very
tough competition. Individuals who finished
well enough to medal in their respectable
weight classes were: Amelia Molina 3rd
place, Crystal Gaskin 3rd place, Alexis Capu-
to 5th place, Alex Pequeno 5th place, Tania
Cruz 5th place.

OuDminea pnolo
A red-tailed hawk keeps its eye out for
access to public lands while continuing
to manage them to support environmen-
tal restoration, water supply, water quality
and flood control missions. At present, the
District owns 621,000 acres of land that are
open to the public. Many of these properties
are in their natural state or have enhance-
ments such as picnic tables, informational
kiosks, campsites and hiking trails. For more
information on recreational opportunities
throughout the District's 16-county region,
The gate at STA-5 is located on Blumberg
Road in Hendry County, 12 miles south of
the intersection of Blumberg and County
Road 835. Blumberg Road ends at the gate
after 10 miles of asphalt and 2 miles of dirt.
RSVP: Margaret England, 863-517-0202. sta5-

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Members of the LaBelle High School
Girls Powerlifting team give it their all


Judges for the meet were past boy pow-
erlifters for LaBelle High School: Ismael
Villa, Andres Esquivel, Gabriel Puente, Chris
Torelli and Coach McClain Sr.
A big thank you to them, along with pres-
ent boy powerlifters that were there for set-
up, putting on weights for the girls and tear
The following meet was in Port Charlotte
Tuesday, Dec. 14.

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Six Cowboys play in

Sebring All-Star Classic

Six LaBelle Cowboy Football Players
participated in the 12th annual Sebring Fire-
man's All-Star Classic at Firemen's Field in
Sebring on Saturday, Dec. 11. Landon Beer,
Chris Garcia, James Hester, David Miller,
Alejandro Moreno and Josey Scannell were
members of the South All-Star team. The
South team was made up of players from
LaBelle, North Port, Lemon Bay, Charlotte,
Port Charlotte and Desoto high schools to
compete against the Central All-Stars who
were made up of players from Mulberry,
Moore Haven, Avon Park, Sebring, Hardee,
Lake Placid, Bartow, Ridge Community,
Frostproof and Fort Meade high schools.
The South fell 28-0 to the Central All-Stars
in the end, but it was a very exciting con-
test with big hits and big plays. The Cow-
boy football players did very well during the
competition. Chris Garcia, a senior running
back for the Cowboys, was named as team
captain before the game. He finished the
night with 2 carries for 10 yards and had sev-
eral key blocks that paved the way for over
150 yards rushing for the South team. James
Hester (wide receiver) and Josey Scannell
(offensive guard) also played on the offen-

sive side of the ball and did a very good job.
James Hester also added 2 perfect field goal
snaps on the evening from his long snap-
per position. Defensively, Alejandro Moreno
(defensive tackle) had a very good game,
with 1 solo tackle, 5 assisted tackle, 3 tack-
les for loss and 2 QB pressures on the night.
Landon Beer (linebacker) finished the night
with 1 solo, 4 assisted tackles, 1 QB pressure
and 1 pass defensed. David Miller (defen-
sive back) played both cornerback and free
safety during the contest and finished with
1 solo tackle, 3 assisted tackles and 1 pass
Where the Cowboys really showed their
dominance was in the post-game awards.
Both David Miller and Alejandro Moreno
were awarded the South's 2 academic schol-
arships worth $500 each! It was a fun night,
and a chance for some of the young men to
showcase some of their talents to the college
scouts who were on hand. Coach Bennett is
very proud of the young men who played,
and was honored to be a part of the All-Star
coaching staff. For more information on fu-
ture all-star games please check out www.

LHS wrestling is hot!
The LaBelle High School Wrestling team turned up the heat at the Okeecho-
bee Big Lake Classic where nearly every team member won their first match
and moved on to the next round. The day long tournament took its toll and
in the end two LaBelle wrestlers stepped up to the podium. Andy McAvoy
and Clayton Merritt each excelled in their respective weight class placing 4th
bringing home medals.

Cowboys varsity basketball split pair of district games

The LaBelle Cowboys boys varsity bas-
ketball team was able to shake off a tough
loss to Island Coast to top Gateway Charter
and salvage a split for the week.
In the Dec. 6 matchup with Island Coast,
the Cowboys got off to a fast start, leading
20-11 after the first quarter. However, the
pressure of the Island Coast defense was too
much for the Cowboys, who lost 65-53.
"We couldn't shake off their 2-1-2 half-
court trap and committed 23 turnovers. We
had a tough night putting anything together
offensively," said head coach Dave Kelley.
Leading the way offensively for the Cow-
boys was Braxton Ford with 19 points.
Three nights later, the Cowboys were
able to recover from their loss and put to-
gether a complete team victory over Gate-
way Charter, 75-37.
The Cowboys played team defense and
held the Griffins to only 17 first-half points,
and just 21 after three quarters of play. Lead-
ing the Cowboys was C.J. Jones, who re-
corded 13 points, seven rebounds and eight
steals, just three thefts short of a LaBelle
High School record.
Ford added 19 points and six assists to
continue his torrid pace this season. Andrew
Jean Baptist (10 points), lan Kelley (8), Tyler
O'Ferell (7), Derrick Bass (7), Ellis Johnson
(5) and Noel Gutierez (5) all contributed to
the big victory for the Cowboys.
The Cowboys now sit at a 2-2 record in

Submitted photo/Dave Kelley
Top: C.J.Jones goes for a two pointer.
Right: Braxton Ford goes for a shot.
district and a 5-3 record overall. They return
home on Dec. 20 to face the Lake Placid

Broncos go 1-1

in tough week

The LaBelle Middle School boys
basketball fared well in a challenging
stretch this week, splitting a pair of
The Broncos cruised to an easy 45-12
victory over the Glades Day Gators on
December 8. Jose Lopez led the charge
for the Broncos with 20 points. Danny
Keller (13) and Kenny Carrion with
eight added to the 45-point attack.
The boys faced a stiff test a day later
against the Marco Island Charter Eagles
and came up short after an exciting
battle, losing 62-51. Jose Lopez again
led the charge for the Broncos with
28 points. Keller scored 15 while Mi-
chael Lopez added eight to the 51 point
"Marco Island is a very good team
who has won eight consecutive confer-
ence titles in Collier County. We played
very hard, but came up just short," said
head coach Craig Mehlenbacher.

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Cowgirls have rocky start

Christmas rodeo was a success

LaBelle High Girls Basketball struggle
to get into a rhythm in loss to Island Coast,
36-20. Andrea Lutkenhaus and Paige Taylor
had a tough time getting clean, easy looks
on Monday night at LaBelle High School as
LaBelle High Girls Basketball were defeated
by Island Coast, this was the Cowgirls third
district loss in a row.
"We were simply a victim of poor floor
shooting as we shot 21 percent as a team,
and going 0 for 7 from the free throw line.
This simply does not happen very often as
our best shooters struggled to put it in the
basket," said Coach Kevin Lutkenhaus.
Sophomores Andrea Lutkenhaus and
Paige Taylor statistically led the Cowgirls
with 9 points, 12 rebounds and 4 points, and
5 rebounds respectively

Cowgirls deny Gateway, 62-33
Andrea Lutkenhaus and Kiah Tippett
were valuable on the defensive end on
Thursday night at LaBelle High School as La-
Belle High Girls Basketball beat the Gateway
Charter 62-33.
The 62 points scored represent the high-
est team total of the year, and hopefully, a
sign of things to come. The Cowgirls out-
scored the Griffins 32-16 following the inter-
mission and successfully picked up the tem-
po, and played solid defense throughout the
final 16 minutes. Andrea Lutkenhaus scored
a game-high 24 points with 6 rebounds, and
got a big lift from Junior Kiah Tippet with 15
points, 5 rebounds and Sophomore Caroline
Cottrell with 12 points and 8 boards. Nice
balance by the Cowgirls.

Saturday evening, Dec. 11, there was a
terrific, full-event Rodeo in LaBelle at the
Rodeo Fairgrounds.
The Gathering of Christian Men, with
the help of The Gethsemane Ranch in
Okeechobee, brought to our city a great
night of live entertainment.
This rodeo was unique in that it was a
Christian Outreach for the community. The
entrance fee was only $5 and children 12
and under were admitted free. It was an
opportunity to have very affordable, family
friendly entertainment during this holiday
season. The Gethsemane Ranch provides
the livestock mostly at their expense.
They work with young people doing
ministry work and sharing the great things
that God has given to all of us. During the
middle of the rodeo, they put on a skit
about making hotel reservations designed
to help everyone understand how to go to

The event opened with prayer, then
two horses trotted through the arena. The
first one carried our American Flag, and
the second one a Christian Cross flag. The
loudspeakers played the Star Spangled
Banner. After some brief introductions, the
following livestock events took place:
Riding bucking horses; Adolescent boys
riding the smaller bulls and cows; Calf
roping; Adult break-away cow roping; La-
dies' barrel racing; Two person team rop-
ing; Horse racing weaving through tightly
placed poles; and perhaps everyone's fa-
vorite, the Bull Riding.
The participants included nationally
ranked riders, as well as some of the finest
young people in the State of Florida. If you
were there, you know what a nice evening
this was for everyone. If you missed it, look
for it again at a future date.

Sport shorts

Cowboy Obstacle Challenge
Come out and try your skills at the Cow-
boy Obstacle Challenge Jan. 29. The HCSO
Mounted Patrol will put the rodeo on at the
LaBelle Rodeo Arena on SR 29S. Register
from 7:30-8:30 a.m. that day. Cost $32 per
entry. Walk through 8:45-9 a.m.; Competi-
tion begins at 9 am. Class divisions: Youth,
ages 12-18 (must wear helmet); adults ages
19+; seniors 40+. Awards for each division.
Food, raffles, vendor space, free parking.

Free spectator admission bring the family!
Limit 50 participants. Pre-registration sug-
gested. To pre-register and for vender infor-
mation, please go to

Men's slow pitch
Players 55 and older are invited to play
Men's Slow Pitch at 9 a.m. Monday and Fri-
days through March 31 at Davis-Pratt field.
Enjoy the fun and exercise! Contact Ron High-
field 810-858-7083 or George at 603-548-9494.

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Meet Flint. He is a 6-month-old male kitty. He had a big family but all his
sisters have been adopted, now it is his turn to find a forever home. He is
very sweet, adorable, young and playful. Flint's adoption fee is only $56.25
during our December Adoption Special. The fee includes neuter, micro-chip,
worming treatment, vaccination (except rabies) and 30-45 days of free health
insurance. Anyone interested in adopting Flint or another pet can come to
Caloosa Humane Society at 1200 Pratt Blvd. and fill out an adoption appli-
cation or call 863-675-0997. You can also check out our Web site at www.

Take a concealed firearms class

Hendry County Sheriff Steve Whidden
will be will holding classes for individuals in-
terested in obtaining a Concealed Weapons
Permit. This will be a 4 hour course which
consists of both classroom and firearm
range instruction.
Classes will be held at the Hendry County
Gun Range and taught by Hendry County
Sheriff's Office State of Florida Certified
Firearms Instructors. Students will need to
bring their own handguns and at least fifty
(50) rounds of ammunition, holster (or the

Community Briefs

Breakfast at the Legion
Come to American Legion Post 130, on
SR 80W, for breakfast the first and third Sun-
days of every month from 8-11 a.m.

Widows to meet
The Widows Support Group will meet
Dec. 16 at 11:30 a.m. for lunch at Flora &
Ella's Restaurant. All widows welcome.

Turkey and ham shoot
Pioneer VFD will hold a turkey and ham
shoot Dec. 17-18, beginning at 7 p.m. Come
to the station at 2499 Hendry Isles Blvd.

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Living Nativity at Healing Waters
Brendon Banda (Joseph) and Rachel Wimberly (Mary) portray the Holy
Family at the manger, part of the several reenactments at the narrated drive
through at the Healing Waters Worship Center last Friday and Saturday.

method in which you will plan to use to car-
ry), both eye and ear protection. There is a
$25 per person fee. You must be at least 21
years of age to participate. Concealed weap-
ons applications are available at the Hendry
County Sheriff's Office.
All interested citizens should contact Lt.
Susan Harrelle at either (863) 674-5604 or
by e-mail at
A date and time will be announced based
on the number of participants and will be
directly contacted by the Sheriff's Office.

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Community Briefs

Take a break, caregivers
LaBelle's Caregiver Support Group will
be held the last Wednesday of every month.
The next meeting is Dec. 29 at First Christian
Church of LaBelle, from 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Take a break, relax and join us for some
group conversation centered around you
- the Caregiver! This group is open to all
family caregivers. Snacks and coffee pro-
vided! R.S.VP. and information call 1-866-

Chamber Christmas House,
Light up LaBelle
Something new! The chamber is getting
Santa's Christmas House ready. Chamber
members may sign up to set up gift items
for sale at the chamber, on the corner of SR
80 and Bridge Street, beginning Dec. 6. Call
Sara at 675-0125 to set up a day to display
your sale items.
Look for the chamber's lunch specials
at Santa's Christmas House, too, or Flora &
Ella's pie and coffee specials.
There will also be free wrapping for gifts
purchased at Santa's Christmas House.
Deadline to register for the annual Christ-
mas Light up LaBelle contest is Dec. 16 (note
the date change). There are two categories:
residential and business, with two place
winners in each category.
You better start decorating now! Judging
will be Dec. 17.

Christmas Showcase coming
Nothing gets you in the holiday mood
like a big Christmas Showcase and does
the Firehouse Community Theatre have one
for you! Come to the theater, 241 N. Bridge
St., Dec. 17 or 18 at 7 p.m. or Dec. 12 or 19
at 2 p.m. to enjoy an original adaptation of
The Gift of the Magi by our own Joel Hawk-
ins along with a Candy Cane Christmas by
Darby Chism, a Christmas Choral produc-
tion directed by Nick Fidanza and some of
Carolyn White's original poetry. A little bit
of something for everyone to get us in the
Christmas spirit!
Tickets are $12 in advance; $14 at the
door! Call Now for your reservations. Ticket
hotline 863-675-3066 or go to for more informa-

It's Christmas tree time!
Key Club-LaBelle High School will host
its annual Christmas Tree sale at the Kiwanis
Thrift Store, 155 South Bridge Street. Pro-
ceeds go to Key Club-LaBelle High School
and Builders Club-West Glades School.
These are youth programs sponsored by the
LaBelle Kiwanis Club. Tree sales are as fol-
lows: Monday through Fridays from 3-7:30
p.m, Saturdays 9 a.m.-7:30 p.m., Sundays
12:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Quit smoking
If you're ready to quit... We're ready to
help! Come to Southern Gardens, 1820 CR
833, Clewiston, Thursday, January 6, 2011 at
6 p.m. For more information or to register
for this free program, please call (863) 902-

Adoption special
at humane society
All pets at Caloosa Humane Society are
25 percent off for a limited time! The special
will be going on until Dec. 31. With an ap-
proved adoption application you can adopt
a pet for the following prices:
Kittens are now $56.25. Cats are now
$37.50. Mixed breed puppies are now
$112.50. Adult dogs are now $75. Purebreed
puppies and dogs are now $150.
The adoption fee includes spay/neuter,
micro-chip, worming treatment, vaccina-
tion (except rabies) and 30-45 days of health
insurance for your new pet.
Bring a Furry Friend Home for the Holi-
days!! You can visit the pets at Caloosa Hu-
mane Society at 1200 Pratt Blvd, check us
out online at www.caloosahumanesociety.
org or call us at 863-675-0997.

Donate to Animal Control
Anyone with dog houses or cages they
no longer need is asked to donate them to
LaBelle Animal Control. You can call 675-
3381 for more information.

MCA to meet Dec. 16
Muse Community Association monthly
meeting will be held on Thursday, Dec. 16, at
7 p.m. Mark your Calendar for this event. The
Association meets the third Thursday of ev-
ery month. We encourage all residents to at-
tend, bring a friend. Come out and meet your
neighbors, your input, ideas and suggestions
is greatly appreciated. Refreshments will be
served. The meeting is held at the Communi-
ty Center Building on Loblolly Bay Road. For
further information call 863-674-0467.

Recycling center
closes for the holidays
The Recycling and Household Hazardous
Waste Center will be closed during the week
of Dec. 20-24. It will reopen for business Dec.
27. There will no curbside recycle pickup for
the North Service District (Port LaBelle, Ca-
loosa Estates, Riverbend) on Dec. 22. Waste
pickup will operate normally during this
week. Curbside recycle pickup will resume
on Dec. 29. If you have any questions, please
call 863-675-5252.

1566 N. Bridge St. LaBelle, FL
(863) 675-2441
3 Year Rabies Shot for $10
Every Saturday 8 am to 9 am
30% Discount on Boarding e>
We have air conditioned kennels
at both of our clinics! .
Disclaimer The Patient and any other peso responsible l
for payment has a right to refuse to pa cacl amnt f a -
or be relmbursed for paymetfr i n y otelevce,^ f l1
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1400 Roberts Ave, Immokalee, FL
(239) 657-2266

Cowboy Closet online
Cowboy Closet is now, permanently on-
line! Check out hip| -. .. 1..., ..- t.webs.
corn for information on sales and open
dates. Coming up, December 18 All items
50 percent off 8 a.m. to noon. Make sure
you check the site for open dates. Got items
to donate? Help LaBelle High School Stu-
dents by donating items to the store. We can
always use quality items for resale. Email for more

Be a Friend of the Library
Barron Library is looking for individuals
who are interested in being part of a new
'Friends of the Library' group. If you are ener-
getic, full of great ideas and not afraid to work
for a great cause, please call the library direc-
tor at 863-675-0833 for more information.

Property Appraiser
closing Dec. 20-24
In an effort to support Hendry County's
cost cutting furlough days, the Property Ap-
praiser's office will be closed an additional
three days for the Christmas holiday Mon-
day, Dec. 20-Friday, Dec, 24 and will resume
regular office hours of 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. on
Monday, Dec. 27.
The office will also be closed Dec. 31
in recognition of New Year's Day. Phillip L.
Pelletier and Staff would like to: Wish you a
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays.

SAO closed for holiday
The Hendry/Glades Sate Attorney's Office
will close at noon Wednesday, Dec. 22, in
observance of the Christmas holiday. They
will reopen Monday, Dec. 27, at 8:30 a.m.

VFW plans activities
Enjoy music and dance at VFW Post
10100 with The Jammers Thursday, Dec. 16,
4-7 p.m.
Come to the steak dinner Friday, Dec. 17,
5 p.m. $8.
Music and karaoke with Two Sharps Sat-
urday, Dec. 18, 5 p.m.
The post will pay for the membership of
any armed forces personnel currently serv-
ing in harm's way. A gift idea for someone
serving our country. Please call 863-675-

You can be SCF queen,
The Swamp Cabbage Festival Queen-
Princess Pageant practices continue Dec.
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.

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Holidays mean music!
Mayra Johnson clowns it up as Rudolph in one of the comedy acts at the
Firehouse Community Theatre's Christmas Showcase. You'll want to be there
fo the final performances Friday and Saturday, Dec. 17 and 18, at 7 p.m. or
Sunday, Dec. 19, 2 p.m. The theatre is located at 241 N. Bridge Street. Tickets
are $12 in advance; $14 at the door! Call Now for your reservations. Ticket
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FLORIDA STYLE HOME, 4.82+/-Acres com-
pletely fenced, corner property zoned Ag-
Residential. $110,000
in Riverfront Community within ill i.., dis-
tance of River Forest Viiii., Centers (an
indoor/oi.I.....I I.-, i. ii. .. I .. 1-i1,
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w/60' dock & protected boat harbor.

Caloosahatchee I 1.I.I .. $279,900
views of Intracoastal Waterway & Ortona
Locks. $269,000
1BR/1BA Home + duplex (2BR/1BA &
1BR/1BA) located in the city on protected
oxbow and access to the River $224,900
WATERFRONT LOT! Protected navigable
oxbow w/ direct access to river REDUCED
2BR/2BA tWirAWJHI IE on cor-
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nished manufactured home w/new roof in the
city $36,000
4BR/2BAM4 V ifil) $iE on2.91
acres, Feld. 'SSO F ..
acres close to town. $78,000
2BR/1BA COUNTRY HOME on 5 acres in
Felda. $115,000

3BR/2BA CBS HOME: 5+/- acres in the coun-
try $148,900
8.18 +/- ACRES W/3BR/ BA
MANUFACTURED HOME, fenced, secluded
and privately located on dead end street.
4BR/2BA MOBILE HOME! 5 +/ Acres,
cleared w/fence & pond. $160,000
20+/- ACRES ZONED A-2 w/ 4 -plex rental
unit and duplex rental $199,000
3BR/2BA POOL HOME on 66.5 +/- Acres in
Felda. $617,000
2.09 M/L ACRES w/ large, beautiful oaks.
HIGHWAY PROPERTY! 7+/ Acres ready for
.iii ellent location and visibility
1.. 1. 1. .1 2 9 South I I. ii .. Road,
halfway between Immokalee and LaBelle.
Additional adjoining acreage is available.
61 +/- ACRES of Prime fertile land in Felda,
less than REDUCED $418,404.
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180 N. Bridge St. LaBelle, FL 33935
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$40,000 and up Commercial Ft. Denaud Rd.
acreage in Port LaBelle. Call for $150,000 Older home 2/2 on 1/2
locations and sizes available. Ac. with spectacular river view.
$89,900 1/2 Acre Commercial Screened lanai. Located in
Lot on Davis St Caloosa Estates
$102, 250 4+/ Ac. Zoned PUD, $192,500 Ft. Denaud 1 Ac.
could be commercial or multi $395,000 High Elevation with
family, next to store in Port long views, 5 Ac.
LaBelle. $389,000 3/2 Super CBS river
$169,000 SR 80 CornerV/ Ac, B- home w/pool on Oxbow w/dock
1 w/billboard income. on double lot.
$199,000 Vacant 2 ac. on SR 80, $399,000 Ii.. I elevation
justwest of town I..I th.i .11 ..i r
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tion w/older bldg. shed basement for future apart
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Industrialler Financing land use 3 units per ac.
Water/sewer nearby (695,000 JN0EP0J rfrnnt
$641,203 Rail access in Moore
Haven. 29+/ acres close to Hwy CON
27 & the river Water & sewer Lm & LAND
nearby $3,200 Port LaBelle Lots, Seller
WATERFRONT financing
$49,000 3/2 MH in River $4,900 -Moore Haven Yacht Club
Oaks/Ortona, waterfront! $8,900 Mobile home lots, south
of town

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between Belmont Ave
and Main St.
Everything must go!
Furniture, appliances,
TV's, clothing, linens,
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Sat, Dec 18 7-12 noon

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S. Waste Water
-1 f -NI Specialist

Candidate must
have a 'C' waste water license and
be able to operate a waste water Treatment facility.
Able to operate all the other plant wide utility sys-
tems including; potable water, boiler, air compres-
sor, and ammonia refrigeration systems.
Position requires active membership of the Emer-
gency Response Team (ERT), must obtain HazMat
Level 3 certification, and follow all Process Safety
Management (PSM) guidelines.
The ability to pass a respirator clearance physical
and PFT fit test is required. Will perform operator
level preventive maintenance (PM) tasks and func-
tion as a Mechanic Helper when needed.
The position requires climbing ladders, lifting and
moving heavy objects. Perform work in uncom-
fortable environmental conditions for periods of
time. Must be able to work shifts, weekends and
holidays. The use of computers is required for data
entry. Work in a team based environment. A high
school diploma or GED equivalent is preferred.
Must possess a valid drivers license and have the
ability to drive a tractor.
Southern Gardens is a major supplier of 100% pure
Florida not-from-concentrate orange juice to the pri-
vate label industry and major brands. Position pro-
vides an excellent benefits package that includes
health, dental, vision, life insurance, 401-K, and po-
tential bonus. EOE.
Fax: 863-902-4315

Experienced water-
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wanted. Great pay,
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Perform engine, transmission, drive train,
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dozers, backhoes, stationary pumps, and
over the road equipment.


*Solid working knowledge of equipment
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*Work in a production environment, in-
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*Have a valid Florida driver's license Class
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*Furnish and utilize necessary tools and
equipment required for job functions
*Ability to use computers; computer ex-
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UAC Gym has opening
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12/20/10 thru 1/4/11.
K thru 6th grade $50
week 7:30 am til 6 pm

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Beautiful white Paso
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to health problems.
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DUPLEX 3 BR in the
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Call 863-673-4630.
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LaBelle, FL
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LaBelle, FL
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Newly constructed; af-
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Jan. 2011
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Starting at $385 plus

Rental applications
available at
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Call (727) 443-3251

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$850 monthly plus se-
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Port LaBelle 2BR/2BA,
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fenced yard. No pets;
non smoking environ-
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Over sized yard on cul-
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LABELLE 15 or less
acres on State Rd. 80
some re-zoning to
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$795 mo. + dep.
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YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that the following is a Schedule of Regu
lar Meetings and Annual Landowners' Meeting of e Board of Supervisors
of the Highland Glades Water Control District for the Year 2011. Al Regular
Meetings are held on the 2nd Monday of the months listed below at 2:00
p.m. in the Law Offices of Caldwell Pacetti, Edwards Schoech & Viator LLP,
One Clearlake Centre, 250 South Australian Avenue, Suite 600, West Palm
Beach, Florida. The Annual Landowners' Meeting is held on the 2nd Mon
day of June at 2:00 p.m. te Sugar Cane Growers Cooperative, 3rd Floor,
West Sugar House Road, Belle Glade, Florida.
The purpose of the meetings is to transact any and all business that may
come before the Board. If any person decides to appeal any decision made
by the Board with respect to any matter considered at this meeting, he or
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 te
appeal is to be based.
Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any per-
son reuiring special accommodations to participate in a meeting, because
of a disability or physical impairment, should contact the Districts Attorney
at (561) 655-0620 at least five (5) calendar days prior to the Meeting.
Monday, April 11, 2011
Belle Glade
Monday, August 8, 2011
Monday, October 10, 2011
Monday, December 12, 2011
By: Charles F. Schoech, Esq.
Highland Glades Water Control District
Dated this 13th day of December, 2010
373685 BGS 12/16/2010

YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that the following is the Schedule of
Regular Meetings and Annual Landowners' Meeting o the Board of Super
TECTION DISTRICT for the Calendar Year 2011. All meetings of the
Everglades Agricultural Area Environmental Protection District Board of Su
pervisors will e held on the 2nd Friday of each month (unless meeting date
conflicts with a holiday) at 9:00 a.m. in the University of Flonda/IFAS- Ever-
glades Research and Educational Center, 3200 E. Palm Beach Road, Belle
Glade, FL 33430.
The purpose of the meetings is to transact any and all business that may
come before the Board. If any person decides to appeal any decision made
by the Board with respect to any matter considered at this meeting, he or
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.
Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any per-
son reuiring special accommodations to participate in a meeting, because
of a disability or physical impairment, should contact the Districts Attorney
at (561) 655-0620 at least five (5) calendar days prior to the Meeting.
Friday, January 14, 2011
Friday, February 11, 2011
Friday, March 11, 2011
Friday, April 8, 2011
Friday, May 13, 2011
Friday, June 10, 2011
Friday, July 8,2011-9:00 a.m. ANNUAL LANDOWNERS'MEETING
Friday, August 12, 2011
Friday, September 9, 2011
Friday, October 14, 2011
Friday, November 18, 2011
Friday, December 9, 2011
Everglades Agricultural Area Environmental Protection District
Dated this Monday, 13th day of December, 2010
373686 BGS 12/16/2010

AUCTION on Friday,
December 17 at 9:00 a.m. at
1225 NW Ave. L,
Belle Glade, Florida
Property of Joquanda Miller
(1) TV stand, Soa, love seat,
decorative palm tree, television
bed w/frame, kids toys,
miscellaneous boxes and bags.
372596 BGS 12/9,16/2010
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Caloosa Belle

FWC Commissioners receive Big Cypress update

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conserva-
tion Commission (FWC) learned that the
general management plan for the Big Cypress
National Preserve Addition lands is complete
and has been made public. The FWC, along
with several other state agencies, provided
comment to the National Park Service to
make sure the plan includes a full range of
recreational opportunities, public access and

resource protection, as per the original intent
of the U.S. Congress. The FWC manages
hunting opportunities within the preserve.
Chuck Collins, FWC South Region direc-
tor, advised commissioners that staff provid-
ed recommendations consistent with Con-
gress' intent that the lands be distinguished
from a typical national park. The intent of the
congressional acts establishing the preserve

and the addition was to ensure the protection
of the area's flora and fauna and allow tradi-
tional recreational activities such as hunting,
fishing, wildlife viewing, trapping and associ-
ated vehicle use.
"We are disappointed with the designa-
tions of 'backcountry primitive' and 'wilder-
ness.' Those designations will place restric-
tions on significant portions of Big Cypress,"

said Commissioner Ron Bergeron. "How-
ever, we are committed to moving forward
and working with our partners and elected
officials to open these lands as quickly as pos-
sible to a wide range of recreational activity,
while protecting its environmental integrity."
The FWC and the National Park Service
will be working together to develop a hunt
plan for the area.

YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that the following is a Schedule of Regu
lar Meetings and Annual Landowners Meeting of the Board of Supervisors ol
thfe Shawano Water Control District for the Year 2011. Regular Board of Su
pervisors Meetings will be held on the 3rd Friday of each month, and the
Annual Landowners Meeting will take place on the 4th Friday, in June, un
less meeting date conflicts with a holiday, and will take place at the Sugar
Farms Co-op, Atlantic Sugar Mill Road, Belle Glade, Florida. The dates and
times are listed in the Schedule below.
Theb purpose of the meetings is to transact any and all business that may
come before the Board. If any person decides to appeal any decision made
by the Board with respect to any matter considered at this meeting, he or
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 reord includes the testimony and evidence upon which thse
appeal is to be based.
Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any per
son requiring special accommodations to participate in a meeting, because
of a disability or physical impairment, should contact the Districts Attorney
at (561) 655-0620 at least five (5) calendar days prior to the Meetng.
Friday, January 21, 2011 -10:30 a.m.
or immediately following the Gladeview Board meeting
Friday, February 18, 2011 8:30 a.m.
Friday, March 18, 2011 -10:30 a.m.
or immediately following the Gladeview Board meeting
Friday, April 15, 2011- 8:30 a.m.
Friday, May 20, 2011 -10:30 a.m.
or immediately following the Gladeview Board meeting
Friday, June 24,2011 8:30 a.m. -
Friday, July 15, 2011 -10:30 a.m.
or immediately following the Gladeview Board meeting
Fnday, August 19, 2011 8:30 a.m.
Friday, eptember 16, 2011 10:30 a.m.
or immediately following the Gladeview Board meeting
Friday, October 21, 2011 8:30 a.m.
Friday, November 25, 2011 -10:30 a.m.
or immediately following the Gladeview Board meeting
Friday, December 16, 2011- 8:30 a.m.
By: Charles F Schoech, Esq.
Shawano Water Control District
Dated this Monday, 13th day of December, 2010
373682 BGS 12/16/2010


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YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that the following is a Schedule of Regu
lar Meetings and Annual Landowners' Meeting of the Board of Supervisors
of the Gladeview Water Control District for the Year 2011. The Regular
Board of Supervisors Meetings will be held on the 3rd Friday of each month,
and the Annual Landowners meeting will take place on the 4th Fnriday in
June, unless meeting date conflicts with a holiday, and will take place at the
Sugar Farms Co-op, Atlantic Sugar Mill Road, Belle Glade, Florida. Their
dates and times are listed in the Schedule below.
The purpose of the meetings is to transact any and all business that may
come before the Board. If any person decides to appeal any decision made
by the Board with respect to any matter considered at this meeting, he or
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.
Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any per
son requiring special accommodations to participate in a meeting, because
of a disability r physical impairment, should contact the Districts Attorney
at (561) 655-062 a least five (5) calendar days prior to the Meetng.
Friday, January 21, 2011 8:30 a.m.
Friday, February 18, 2011- 10:30 a.m.
or immediately following the Shawano Board meeting
Friday, March 18, 2011- 8:30 a.m.
Friday, Apnil 15, 2011 10:30 a.m.
or immediately following the Shawano Board meeting
Friday May 20, 2011- 8:30 a.m.
Friday, June 24 2011 10:30 a.m. -
Friday, July 15, 2011 8:30 a.m.
Friday, August 19, 2011 -10:30 a.m.
or immediately following the Shawano Board meeting
Friday, September 16, 2011- 8:30 a.m.
Friday, October 21, 2011 -10:30 a.m.
or immediately following the Shawano Board meeting
Friday, November 25, 2011 8:30 a.m.
Friday, December 16, 2011 -10:30 a.m.
or immediately following the Shawano Board meeting
By: Charles F. Schoech, Esq.
Gladeview Water Control District
Dated this 13th day of December, 2010
373684 BGS 12/16/2010

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