Caloosa Belle

Out and About in LaBelle for 3-17-16

Two Peas supports Relay for life
Two Peas Cafe Relay for Life team supports Relay for Life. $500 in Universal Studio gift certificates are available at the cafe. The drawing ill be at the Relay for Life in Barron Park April 2 at 8 p.m. Donation $5 each or five for $20.

SR 29S meeting
Residents with zoning or other county-related questions are invited to a Town Hall meeting April 7 at Primero Iglesia Bautista, 3931 SR 29S, at 6 p.m. Commissioner Darrell Harris and county staff will be available to answer questions about the Case, Evans and A Road area. For more information call Commissioner Harris at 673-5475 or 675-2565.

Climate featured at Audobon program
The March Hendry-Glades Audubon program, “Climate Reality” will feature Rhonda Roff, Hendry-Glades Audubon’s Conservation Chair. This free event will be held Monday, March 21, at the Hendry County Cooperative Extension Dallas Townsend Building located at 1085 Pratt Blvd. in LaBelle at 7 p.m. Rhonda Roff is an environmental chemist who has worked in private industry, nonprofit organizations, and government. She moved to Florida in 1996 to work on water related issues for the Seminole Tribe of Florida. Since 2006 she has focused on safe and sustainable energy policy advocacy from her solar powered home in Hendry County where she lives with her husband and two children. She is certified as a Florida master naturalist and climate reality presenter. Celebrate Spring by donating books, posters, collectables, and other items that can be repurposed to the free raffle drawing to be held for meeting participants at the end of the meeting.

For information contact Butch Wilson 863- 983-2870 or Margaret England (863) 674-0695. Send requests to subscribe to the free quarterly online “Crested Caracara” Newsletter to sta5birding@embarqmail.com or view online at www.hendrygladesaudubon.org or Facebook Hendry-Glades Audubon.

Blood drive
Come to the Hendry County Health Dept. blood drive Wednesday, March 30, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. All donors receive a free T-shirt and a wellness checkup including blood pressure, temperature, iron count, pulse and cholesterol screening. Make an appointment online at www.oneblooddonor.org and use sponsor code #11100.

Car seat fitting
Saturday, March 19, at the LaBelle Fire Department, 290 S. Main Street. 9 a.m.-noon. Call 239-343-5224 to schedule an appointment. Bilingual fitting technicians will be available. Habran tecnicos bilingues.

Little Miss LaBelle practices
Parents, as a reminder, practice for Little Miss LaBelle will be held on the following dates from 5-6:30 p.m. at LaBelle High School, March 29, 31 and April 5, 7, and 8.

MHHS reunion
Moore Haven High School Class Reunion any/all years hosted by MHHS Class of ‘66. It’s our 50th and we want to share with you! April 23, 2016 at the Doyle Conner Building. Doors open at 4:00 p.m. Dinner @ 6. $30 per person. MUST RSVP to Anne R. Nesbitt 863-228-0016 anesbitt48@hotmail.com AND pre-pay by March 31, 2016. Checks payable/mail to:MHHS Reunion, 725 S Deane Duff Ave, Clewiston FL 33440. Tour of new MHHS Campus at 3p.m. Invite friends who attended MHHS as part of any class year

Free HIV test
For the tenth annual NATIONAL NATIVE HIV/AIDS AWARENESS DAY, the Florida Department of Health in Hendry and in Glades Counties will offer free HIV test for anyone from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. on Monday, March 21, at the following clinic locations: 1100 Olympia St. (Clewiston), 1140 Pratt Blvd. (LaBelle), and 1021 Health Park Dr. (Moore Haven). Know the facts! Get tested!

Spring Arts Festival
The 2016 Spring Arts Festival will be held Thursday, March 17, at LaBelle High School 5-8:30 p.m. It will feature a Taste of LaBelle (local restaurants serving their finest foods), exhibiting art and bands from all the schools plus the color guard. LHS is located at 4050 East Cowboy Way. Call 675-4120.

GOP to meet
The Republican Party of Hendry County will be meeting at Beef O’Brady’s, 21 S. Lee Street, LaBelle, on March 21, 2016 at 6:30 p.m.. All registered Republican-minded Americans are invited to attend. This meeting will address subjects of interest to the party. For further information please call 863-234-8397. Like our Facebook page, Republican Party of Hendry County to stay informed.

Easter yummies auction
“What a Difference a Cake Makes!” Caloosa Humane Society is having a Easter Dessert Auction, March 24, 2016 from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. at LaBelle Community Woman’s Club! Please join us for a hopping good time! Bring your fundraising spirit and take home your favorite dessert with the highest bid! We are pleased to have Tim Haley as our auctioneer. Light refreshments will be served. 100 percent of the money raised will benefit the homeless pets at Caloosa Humane Society, your local no-kill shelter! Thank you and we hope to see you there.

Help support Zac’s Friendship House
Zac’s Triple Play 5k will take place on March 19 at 7:30 a.m., beginning and ending at Zac’s Friendship House. Sign ups are available online at: https://register.chronotrack.com/reg/form?kioskID=18779 or you can register at Zac’s Friendship House located on Jaycee-Lion’s Drive on March 18. Fees are $25 for adults and $15 for youth. Race day fees are $35.

Operation Backpack BBQ
Saturday, March 19, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at Carlson Memorial Methodist Church, 310 Campbell Street. Pulled pork, baked beans, cole slaw and bread. Dinners will be ready for drive thru pickup on the south side of the church at 11:00 a .m.

Doggy fashion, doggy fun
Animal Rescue presents a doggy fashion show at Barron Park Saturday, March 19, 2 p.m. Walkers and pets will be judged for best costume.

There will be chicken dinners for sale for $6, a 50/50 raffle and a demonstration by sensei Earl Stockwell’s Hanokami Kai kids. Registration starts at 1:30 p.m. All proceeds go to your local no kill shelter Animal Rescue, Inc.

Back to the ‘60s
Come hear the Firehouse Singers rock out in “Age of Aquarius,” (songs from the ‘60s). This musical review will be performed April 1-2, 7-9, at 7 p.m. and April 3 and 10 at 2 p.m. at the Firehouse Community Theater which is located at 241 N. Bridge Street in LaBelle. You can buy tickets online at www.firehousecommunitytheatre.com or call 863-675-3066.

Gathering of Christian Men fundraiser
The Gathering of Christian Men will have a scholarship fund raiser, offering 100 gallons of free gas. All proceeds will go to their scholarship program for LaBelle High School students. See Dave Alexander 675-0500, Ed Kuntz 234-6507 or Wayne Wilkins 673-0767. The winning ticket will be drawn at the March 21 meeting. Please help the program to give as many scholarships as possible.
Masonic Lodge yard sale, fundraiser
Saturday, March 19, from 7-11 a.m. the Masonic Lodge will host its annual yard sale. From lawn mowers to old clothes, they have a lot to offer. LaBelle Masonic Lodge is at 180 Jaycee/Lions Dr. right beside LaBelle Elementary and the soccer fields.

Eastertime at Good Shepherd
Sunday, March 20, 2016 Palm Sunday 10 a.m. Celebrant: The Rev. Marc Panel Guerrier, Blessing of Palms processional into church

Thursday, March 24, Maundy Thursday – Washing of Feet – 6 p.m. Pastor Sharon Lewis

Friday, March 25, Good Friday 7 p.m. Pastor Sharon Lewis

Sunday, March 27, Easter Sunday Celebration Pastor Sharon Lewis and covered dish meal.

Good Shepherd Episcopal Church, 1098 Collingswood Pkwy. LaBelle FL 33935 just south of SR 80 East of LaBelle.

Gran campana evangelical
Gran Campana Evangelical! Solo en Jesus hay salvacion. 20 al 27 de marzo del 2015 LaBelle Rodeo Grounds, Hwy. 29S 7 p.m. Los dias domingo 20 y 27 a las 6:30 p.m. y sabado 26 a las 7 p.m. estaremos en el templo. El Faro Asambleas de Dios, 431 Bryan Ave. Habra musica espcial y predicadores invitados todas las noches. Venga y gocese con nosotros mientras compartimos del amor de Dios. Para transportacion o mas informacion llame al (863) 843-0264. Todos bienvenidos!

Messiah in the Passover
A vivid and exciting demonstration showing how Jesus fulfilled the ancient feast of Passover will be held Friday, March 25, at 7 p.m. at Carlson Memorial United Methodist Church, 310 Campbell Street, conducted by Greg Savitt of Chosen People Ministries. It gives the Christian community insight into Jewish traditions so their Jewish roots can be better understood.

Good Friday service
Please join us on March 25th at 7:00 p.m. for a community Good Friday service at Barron Park in LaBelle. Guest speakers include Kevin Holland and Preston Long. Music will be provided by Mitchell Wills and the Christ Central praise and interpretive dance teams.

Breakfasts postponed
Palm Sunday (March 20, 2016) and Easter Sunday (March 27, 2016) breakfasts at Carlson Memorial United Methodist Church have been postponed until a later date. We are sorry for any inconvenience.

Good Shepherd movie night
Movie: Wednesday, March 23, 6 p.m. Soup and movie night at Good Shepherd Episcopal Church 1098 Collingswood Pkwy/ “Do you Believe?” released 2015. A clergyman’s re-energized faith and commitment has a far-reaching impact on a physician, a paramedic, a homeless woman and others.