Caloosa Belle

Out and About in LaBelle for the week of 3-3-16

Felda homecoming
Felda Baptist Church will be hosting “Homecoming Weekend” this Sunday, March 6. The service will be at 11 a.m. followed by “Dinner on the Grounds” to be held in the fellowship hall of the church. The speaker this year for the homecoming service will be Dr. Les Morgan. He is a staff member of Felda Baptist and the Director of Royal Palm Christian Counseling in Ft. Myers.

All members and former members are invited to attend the festivities this weekend. The church is located directly behind the Fire Station in Felda off Highway 29.

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 5, 2016 6 Divided Kingdom, Exile, Return 3:00 p.m. -4:30 p.m. Parish School/Office 1 & 2 Kings, Ezra and Neh

Mar 12, 2016 7 Maccabean Revolt, Messainic Fulfillment Part 1 3:00 p.m. -4:30 p m. Parish School/Office 1 Mac and Lk

Mar 19, 2016 8 Messianic Fulfillment Part II 3:00 p.m. -4:30 p.m. Parish School/Office Acts

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.

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.

Harvest Day 2016
Port LaBelle Inn & Conference Center 1563 Oxbow Drive, LaBelle. Saturday, March 5, 2016 – 10 a.m.- 3 p.m. Lunch presentation begins at 12:30 p.m. RSVP: Neil Volz at nvolz@stmatthewshouse.org or call 863-675-4411.

JoAnn Ivy benefit
A benefit to help Joanne Ivy with medical expenses is planned for Saturday, March 5, beginning at 8 a.m. Come to this unique yard sale at 4023 S. Edgewater Circle. Special collectible dolls, including Princess Diana, an antique clown and an iron angel will be raffled off.

JoAnn has been struggling with one medical hardship after another resulting in extreme medical expenses for doctors, medications and transportation. She is willing to cook fundraising dinners and can do things like house sit or walk a small quiet dog and sewing. A benefit account is set up at Florida Community Bank for donations. Just say you want to donate to the JoAnn Ivy Benefit Account. If you’d like to help out, you can call her at 863-517-2900.

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.

VFW yard sale
VFW Post 10100 will hold a yard sale March 5 from 7 a.m.-1 p.m. at the post, on SR 29S. Proceeds will be used by the VFW for the benefit of the community.

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.

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

American Legion events
March 2nd and 16th, Wednesdays, homemade Mexican food from the kitchen, 5-7p.m., $8, takeout available!

March 3rd, Thurs. DAV meeting 6 p.m..

March 5th, Dinner 5-7 p.m., $8, in the dining hall, public welcome!

March 6, 13, and 20, Sunday NASCAR, free hot dogs after 3 p.m., drink drawing at each caution flag.

March 10th, 12-6 p.m. Blood Drive

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

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

March 17, Thurs. St. Patrick’s Day Corned Beef and Cabbage dinner, 5-7 p.m., $8, Public Welcome in the dining hall!

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

March 4, 11, 18 & 25th Fridays, Weekly Fish Fry, 5-7 p.m. $8 a plate. Dessert available, Followed by Karaoke, Open to the public.

March 5, 19 Saturdays. Hamburgers cooked your way. Hamburger $3 – Fries $1 (this will be the first and third Saturday during season)

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.

Relay
The 2016 Relay for Life will be April 2 in Barron Park, 4 p.m.-midnight. For more information or to sign up for Relay call Tracy at 673-4952.

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.

Yard sale at Good Shepherd
Church yard sale March 5 from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Good Shepherd Episcopal Church, Collingswood Parkway. Donations accepted. Call 863-342-8415 for pick up.

Springfest
Whisper Creek RV Resort Springfest Craft Show and Bake Sale is being held Thursday, March 3, from 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Rec Hall. There will be door prizes. Also, tickets will be sold for some wonderful large raffle items. There will be a lunch available to purchase from 11:30-1 for $4. The large bake sale and pie auction proceeds will go to a LaBelle charity.

VFW POST 10100 events
March 5, Sat. Pasta Dinner, Serving at 5 p.m. for $8.

March 11, Fri. Rusty’s Famous Cat Fish Dinner Serving at 5 p.m. for $8.

Grilled Hamburgers cooked to perfection, serving begins at 11 a.m. to 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.We are a SMOKE FREE DINING ROOM!