Out and about in LaBelle for the week of 3-10-16

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!

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.

‘When the Game Stands Tall’
Wednesday, March 16, 6 p.m. Soup and movie night at Good Shepherd Episcopal Church 1098 Collingswood Pkwy. “When the Game Stands Tall” Released 2014

In 2003, high-school football coach Bob Ladouceur (Jim Caviezel) and his De La Salle Spartans have just completed an incredible 151 consecutive victories and 12-straight state championships. While the team’s seniors receive offers from colleges all over the country, the advancing juniors look forward to making their mark. However, beloved “Coach Lad” has a brush with calamity, while the Spartans face their most-challenging, most-unpredictable season yet.

Movie: Wednesday, March 23,, 6 p.,. 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.

Unlocking the Mystery of the Bible
Pope St. Damasus had an idea of one book containing all the books of sacred scripture. He called this new book “Sacra Biblia.” In English “The Holy Library,” today we call it the “Holy Bible.” The Church Council of Rome 382 AD, Council of Hippo 393 AD, and the Council of Carthage II 397 AD recommend the books to St. Damasus. St. Damasus chose 73 books for the final compiling of the Bible and assigned St. Jerome to translate and compile the book.

Come to the Our Lady Queen of Heaven Catholic Church adult Bible study “Unlocking the Mystery of the Bible” this winter. This study will be of 14 narrative books in the New Testament and Old Testament from The Great Adventury Bible Study using the Bible Timeline developed by Jeff Cavins. Study Coordinator Eric Myer (863) 517-1096.

Mar 19, 2016 Messianic Fulfillment Part II 3:00 p.m. -4:30 p.m. Parish School/Office Acts

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.

Sign up for Little Miss LaBelle
Sign up for Little Miss LaBelle, Thursday, March 10, and Tuesday, March 15, from 5-6:30 p.m. at LaBelle High School Auditorium. Registration fee is $25. Grades Kindergarten through 8th grade are eligible to participate as long as the contestant attends a LaBelle school or lives in the City of LaBelle.

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.

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.

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 will be at the Relay for Life in Barron Park April 2 at 8 p.m. Donation $5 each or five for $20.

Water, soil conservation meeting
The Hendry Soil and Water Conservation District will hold its regularly scheduled Board meeting on March 24, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. in the large conference room of the Dallas B. Townsend Agricultural Building. Meetings are open to the public.

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.

Hot rides and hot dogs
On March 15 the South Central Florida Car Club will host its monthly Hot Rides & Hot Dogs in the Park Cruise In. This event is held at Barron Park, St Rd 29N from 5-8 p.m. If you like things with wheels you are most welcome to come out and spend the evening with like minded folks. Grilled hot dogs and lots of sides are served with drinks too. New, used, old, or even for sale, fire it up and stroll on over to the park. April 19 and May 17 are the remaining dates for future Cruise Ins. Need info? Call Bud at 863-634 1791.

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.

Gardeners to meet
The LaBelle Garden Club will meet Monday, March 28, at 7 p.m. for a talk by Dave Bogert on lilies and other bulbs for LaBelle at the Dallas B. Townsend Agricultural Center in LaBelle at 1085 Pratt Blvd. For more information, call President Dave at 863-342-8233 or Nikki at 239-564-2005. Refreshments served. Bring a treat if you’d like to share something. Check out the website LabelleGardenClub.org, which is chock full of information on the unique conditions of gardening in LaBelle.

Glades conservation district to meet
The Glades Soil and Water Conservation District will hold its regularly scheduled Board meeting on February 18, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. in the large conference room of the Dallas B. Townsend Agricultural Building. Meetings are open to the public.

Hendry/Glades Plat Books available
You may now purchase the new 2015 Hendry/Glades Plat Book at the Hendry Soil and Water Conservation District office located in the Dallas Townsend Building at 1085 Pratt Blvd., LaBelle. For more information call 674-5700 Ext. 107.

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.

STA 5/6 (Stormwater Treatment Area 5)
Walk or bicycle on over 20 miles of levee roads at SFWMD’s STA 5/6 (Stormwater Treatment Area 5/6) during daylight hours four days each week on Friday, Saturday, Sunday (except for fall/winter hunting), and Monday. This popular site known for bird watching, wildlife viewing, photography, hiking, or bicycling is located 28 miles south of Clewiston. Park at the STA 5/6 public access area which is 2 ½ miles east of the CR 835 and Deer Fence Canal Road intersection. Watch for the directional signs on CR 835. Amenities at STA 5/6 include 2 shelters and dry vault toilets.

For schedule or registration for the free driving trips hosted by Hendry-Glades Audubon volunteers go to: www.hendrygladesaudubon.org Contact: sta5birding@embarqmail.com.

Blood drive
American Legion Post 130 will have a blood drive Thursday, March 10, from noon till 6 p.m. All donors will receive a free t-shirt and a wellness checkup including blood pressure, temperature, iron count, pulse and cholesterol screening. ID required. Give one pint of hope – donate blood.

Adult FCAT retake
The Adult FCAT retake will be given on March 29th and 30th in the LaBelle High School Library. Any student who has already graduated but still needs to take this test is welcome to sign up. The test will begin at 5:30 p.m. each night and attendance for both nights is necessary to complete the test. Please call Mrs. Marotti or Dr. Borghese at LHS (863-674-4120) to sign up for the test.

MCA to meet
The Muse Community Association will have their scheduled meeting March 14, 2016 at the Muse Community Building in Muse off of Loblobby Rd. Our meeting will start at 6:30 p.m. with pot luck dinner. Our Guest Speaker will be Angie Colegrove and Marisa Shivers from Glades County Emergency Management. Come out and attend this informative meeting and meet your neighbors in Western Glades County. For more information call Dave Alexander 239-340-1575.

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.

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.

Widows to meet
The Widows Support Group will meet March 17 at 11:30 a.m. at Cactus Mex on Cowboy. All widows welcome.

Craft fair, flea market
Grandma’s Grove will hold its monthly craft fair and flea market on Thursday, March 10, from 8:30 a.m.- 12:00. A portion of the proceeds from the fair will be donated to the Caloosa Humane Society. Come for talented crafters, homemade lunch and treats. Help them support the community. Contact Jean Bowe (262) 613-6143 for more information.

Free HIV test
March 10 is the eleventh annual National Women & Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. Although fewer USA women than men are infected with HIV, women are actually more biologically susceptible to infection if exposed. Among adult Florida women living with HIV disease through 2014, 72 percent were aged 40 or older. The Florida Department of Health in Hendry and Glades counties will offer free HIV testing for anyone on Thursday, March 10, from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at our clinic locations: 1100 Olympia Street (Clewiston); 1140 Pratt Blvd (LaBelle); and 1021 Health Park Dr (Moore Haven). Take charge of your life. Take the test.

OCA Spaghetti Dinner
The Ortona Community Association will hold the last spaghetti buffet dinner of the winter season on Saturday, March 12, from 5- 7 p.m. at the Community Park Building, 2086 Ortona Locks Road (Highway 78A). The all-you-can-eat spaghetti buffet features delicious pasta with original recipe meat sauce, tossed salad, hot garlic bread, green beans, dessert, coffee, and iced tea for $8.00 at the door. Funds raised at this charitable event support programs for Ortona children.

For further information contact Fran Way at 863-675-7880 or email franwayrn@aol.com.

American Legion events
March 10, 12 -6 p.m. Blood Drive

March 10, Thurs. 7 p.m. American Legion and American Legion Auxiliary monthly meeting.

March 11, 18 & 25 Fridays, Weekly Fish Fry, 5-7 p.m. $8 a plate. Dessert available, Followed by Karaoke, Open to the public.

March 15, Tues. Legion Birthday, $1 off all organizational clothing and hats.

March 16, Wednesday, homemade Mexican food from the kitchen, 5-7 p.m., $8, takeout available!

March 17, Thurs. St. Patrick’s Day Corned Beef and Cabbage dinner, 5-7 p.m., $10, Public Welcome in the dining hall!

March 19, Saturday, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Hamburgers cooked your way. Hamburger $3.00 – Fries $1.00 (this is the 1st & 3rd Saturday during season)

March 19, Sat. Snow Birds Bon Voyage Dinner 5-7 p.m., $8, Public Welcome in the Dining Hall.

American Legion Post 130 is located on SR80 West, across from the shell station. For further information call 863-675-8300. Dining room is smoke free.

American Legion Post 130 is located on SR80 West, across from the shell station. For further information call 863-675-8300. Dining room is smoke free. American Legion Post 130 is located on SR80 West, across from the shell station. For further information call 863-675-8300. Dining room is smoke free.

VFW POST 10100 events
March 12th, Sat. Pork Steak Dinner, for $8. Serving at 5 p.m.
March 18th, Fri. Karaoke with Two Sharps, Cover Dish Dinner Starts at 5 p.m.
March 19th, Sat. Grouper Dinner for $12. Serving at 5 p.m.
March 26th, Sat. MAGIC MIKE ALL MALE REVUE, Las Vegas Style
Show will begin at 7:00pm Tickets are $20 per person.
April 9th, Sat. Poker Run for Veterans, Kick Stands up at 9 a.m.
1st Wednesday of every month, House Committee Meeting at 7 p.m.
2nd Wednesday of every month, The Auxiliary Meeting at 7 .pm.
3rd Tuesday of every month, Men’s Auxiliary Meeting at 7 p.m.
3rd Wednesday of every month, AmVets Meeting at 6:30 p.m.
3rd Wednesday of every month, VFW Meeting at 7 p.m.
Every Sat. Grilled Hamburgers cooked to perfection, serving begins at 11 a.m. 1 p.m.
BINGO every Sunday at 2 p.m.

Turkey Shoot 2nd and 4th Sunday, starts at 1 p.m.We are located on Hwy. 29 next to the Rodeo Grounds. For further information call 863-675-8008. Smoke free dining room. Hall for rental to the public. For information call 863-675-8008.

Dispose of electronics properly
Televisions, computers, monitors and other electronic items are not to be placed with your household trash at curbside. To dispose of these items properly, take them to a Hendry County Household Hazardous Waste Collection Center:

LaBelle – Wednesdays 12-1 p.m., 1360 Forestry Division Road

Clewiston – Tuesdays 9-10 a.m. 1381 Evercane Rd. (CR 835)

For further assistance call (863) 673-0508 or (863) 675-5252.

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