Out and About for the Week of June 9th

Life Ministries Cave Quest VBS
A summer kids’ event called Cave Quest VBS will be hosted at Life Ministries Church from June 20 to June 24. At Cave Quest, kids explore what it means to follow Jesus through dark times. Kids participate in memorable Bible-learning activities, sing catchy songs, play teamwork-building games, make and dig into yummy treats, experience one-of-a-kind Bible adventures, collect Bible Memory Buddies to remind them of Jesus’ love, and test out Sciency-Fun Gizmos they’ll take home and play with all summer long. Plus, kids will learn to look for evidence of God all around them through something called God Sightings. Each day concludes with a Cave Quest Closing that gets everyone involved in living what they’ve learned. Family members and friends are encouraged to join in daily for this special time at 8:45 p.m. Cave Quest is for kids from 5 to 12 and will run from 6-9 p.m. each day. For more information, call 863-675-8855.

Gathering of Christian Men
A Gathering of Christian Men will meet Monday June 20, 2016 at First Christian Church at 138 Ford Ave. at 6:30 p.m. for a message, dinner and a meeting, Both the Valedictorian and the Salutatorian and families of LHS Class of 2016, have been invited, as well as the two graduates chosen at Project Graduation, along with family representative, to receive their Thompson Chain Reference Study Bibles presented by A Gathering of Christian Men.
All members are requested to be present for this presentation. Members, please remember this is a covered dish dinner so please bring a FULL pot of your favorite dish to share.
The meeting starts at 6:30 PM and we should be finished by 8:30. For information or directions please call, Randy Way, Vice President, 863-885-1099.

Gone Fishin’
“Gone Fishin” is the theme for VBS at Grace Baptist Church. The excitement will start at 7 pm., Monday-Thursday, June 27-30. The church is located at 4200 N E Eucalyptus Blvd. in Port LaBelle. To reserve a spot, or for more information call: 675-3349.
Each night there will be great Bible stories that will seem a little “fishy.” There will be good music with great songs. Crafts, games and refreshments will all center around the theme of “Gone Fishin.” Thursday night will see the children soak the pastor with water. We call it:” Throw water Thursday.”
Each night the children will receive a treat and momento of the VBS to claim as their own. All children entering Kindergarten through the 5th grade are welcome!

FBC morning services
The First Baptist Church of LaBelle at 330 North Main Street now has a Spanish Mission Church service every Sunday from 1:30 -3:30 p.m.
Please join us at Agape Mision Bautista. Pastor Carlos Martinez. FBC LaBelle is located at 330 North Main Street.
We are also reminding the public that FBC LaBelle now offers two morning services; one at 8:30 a.m. and one at 11:00 a.m. Nursery is provided. Sunday School is at 9:45 a.m. Pastors Frank Deerey, Jr. and Preston Long, Jr., and Tara Sherrod Minister of Music.

Worship and bible study
Come join the Oak Grove Holiness Church in Muse Sunday at 11 a.m. and Sunday night at 6 p.m. Wednesday night worship and bible study with Jimmy Dana. All welcome to participate in the service. We are located at the top of Summerall Road and Loblolly.

Summer camp at Carlson
Carlson Kids Camp (formerly VBS) will be held from June 27 through July 1. It’s for kids from age 3 to those who have completed 4th grade. We will start at 8:45 am and go until 12:45 pm. We will have worship and music, Bible Study, art, games, lunch and much more. COME JOIN THE FUN!
Sign up to volunteer or register your child on our website at www.CarlsonUMC.org. There is no charge for Kids Camp. Carlson Memorial United Methodist Church, 310 Campbell Street, LaBelle 863-675-0656.

Submerge your child at FBC
Submerged Vacation Bible School from June 20-24 9 a.m. to 12 noon at First Baptist Church of LaBelle.
This summer, take your kids on an adventure like no other, deep within the mysterious sea. As kids submerge themselves in God’s Word, they will discover that Jesus didn’t just see what’s on the outside of people. He looked deep down on the inside. So grab your goggles, step into your flippers, and dive in to find truth below the surface!
Theme: Psalm 139:23-24 Motto: Jesus sees. Jesus knows. Jesus saves.
Vacation Bible School at FBC LaBelle offers music, crafts, recreation, bible study and snack. It is free and open to the public for children ages five years old thru the fifth grade. You can register online at www.fbclabelle.org, call us at 863-675-2171 or stop by to fill out a registration form. FBC LaBelle is located at 330 North Main Street.

The LaBelle River Park
Meeting: Thursday, June 16, at 6 p.m. at City Hall commissioners room to discuss summer plans for the park.
COMMUNITY WORK DAY: Saturday, June 18, from 8–11 a.m. we are scheduled for a community workday. The park is located just north of the river, turn east onto Riverbend Drive (first road to the right north of the ‘ river), go through the gate and we will meet on the right in the ‘corral’. Wear work clothes, long sleeves and pants, closed toe shoes, hat & sunscreen; bring water, gloves, clippers, loppers, pruning saw, shovel, hoe, weed whacker, chain saw – whatever you have and can work with.
We are eager for all help and input for the development of the River Park. For further information, call or text Julie 863-673-4529.

Summer movies
The 35th Summer Movie Fest are ongoing. There are showings at 1 and 3 p.m. The movie are completely free thanks to our business sponsors. We have a snack area for those that would like to buy candy, pop corn the money earned goes to Florida Children’s Ranch.
The 35th Summer Movie Fest is located 135 Fraser Avenue, in the LaBelle Assembly of God chapel, everyone is welcomed. Groups of 25 or over please call so we can reserve you a place. Contact 675-0900 or e-mail labelleone@hotmail.com.

Get read for Relay for Life 2017
Join Relay for Life for an informational rally for all team captains and prospective team captains for the 2017 event. This will be held June 13, at First Baptist Church of LaBelle Social Hall, 6-7 p.m.
Finger foods and desserts will be provided by Two Peas Cafe. Please RSVP to Vicki Reynods, 2017 Event Chair at 863-234-2405.

BINGO for the shelter
Sit. Stay. Play Bingo!!! Please join us Thursday, June 16 for a fun filled evening of Bingo… be a winner and support your local no-kill shelter! We will start at 6 p.m. and play until the last number is called. We will be at the American Legion Post 130 at 699 W. Hickpochee Avenue.
Admission is $25 and includes: 17 bingo cards, 1 card for each of the 2 jackpot rounds, and a dobber. Additional bingo cards will be $1. We will have light refreshments and a cash bar will be available. We will also be doing a 50/50 raffle during the halftime break. Come play for the animals and for your chance to win one of the many fabulous prizes!
All proceeds benefit the homeless pets at Caloosa Humane Society!

Conservation meeting
The Hendry Soil and Water Conservation District will hold its regularly scheduled Board meeting on June 23, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. in the large conference room of the Dallas B. Townsend Agricultural Building. Meetings are open to the public.

Widows to meet
The Widows Support Group will meet at Don’s Steak House June 16 at 11:30 a.m. All widows welcome.

LHS offers Algebra Boot Camp
LaBelle High School will also offer Algebra I Boot Camp July 6-22, for students still needing to pass the End-of-Course state assessment. Please contact the school at 863-674-4120 if you have any questions.

Career Online High School
If you have dreamed of completing your high school course work and earning an actual diploma, you still have time to register in the program offered through Barron Library. All applications must be submitted by Wednesday, June 15, at 6 p.m., to be eligible to participate in the online program at this time.
After you begin the course work, it could take up to eighteen months to complete all the credits needed to earn your diploma. However, you may work at your own pace, allowing you to finish the program in a shorter amount of time.
The Career Online High School program, offered free of charge to library patrons, is brought to you by the State of Florida and is administered by Smart Horizons and Gale Cengage Learning. Contact Barron Library for complete details, 863-675-0833.

Memorial Day Flags
If you find the flag you personally put on your loved ones headstone at the Ft. Denaud Cemetery is missing, please come to the lounge at The American Legion Post 130 at 699 W SR80 across from the Shell station. 863-675-8300. We had a new team of volunteers picking up the flags that were placed on Veterans grave sites for Memorial Day and some were picked up that are not part of the Legions Memorial Day Flags. The flags will also be available to pick up on June 14th before or after the Flag Retirement Ceremony which is at 6 p.m. behind the Legion.

American Legion events
Happy Hour – Mon.-Frid. – 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
June 14 – Flag Day….The Flag ‘Retirement Ceremony’ will begin at 6 p.m. behind the American Legion Post. Bring old, worn, tattered flags to the post anytime to be included in the ceremony. The week of June 14 is designated as “National Flag Week.” U.S. citizens are asked to fly the American flag for the duration of the week, June 12-18.
June 15 – Wednesday – Mexican food 5-7 p.m. – $6.
June 16 – American Legion Meets at 7 p.m.
June 18 – Saturday, 11am-1pm. Hamburgers cooked your way. Hamburger $3.00 – Fries $1.00 (1st & 3rd Saturdays)
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
JUNE 11th, Sat. Jam session and pot luck dinner 6-9 p.m. Open to the public
JUNE 17, Fri. Shelley’s fried fish dinner with all the fixin’s for $6 includes dessert. Serving begins at 5 p.m.
1st Wednesday of every month House Committee Meeting at 7 p.m.
2nd Wednesday of every month The Auxiliary Meeting at 7 p.m.
3rd Tuesday of every month Men’s Auxiliary Meeting at 7 p.m.
3rd Wednesday of every month AmVets Meeting 6:30 p.m.
3rd Wednesday of every month Veterans Meeting 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 Sun. of every month at 1 p.m.
Hall rental available to the public. We are a smoke free dining room, located on Hwy. 29 next to the Rodeo Grounds. For further information call 863-675-8008

DAV events
Flea market: Come out every Saturday to the Disabled American Veterans flea market, off Martin Luther King Blvd. Lots of deals – lots of items – lots of fun! Call 863-612-0300.

Fossil camp 2016
Let the adventure begin! Camp 1: July 11-15; Camp II: July 18-22; with interest Camp III: July 25-29.
For more information contact Scott Perry (409) 502-9029 email: scottyperry27@gmail.com. Registration with LaBelle Heritage Museum or on line www.fossil.camp.wordpress.com.

Operation Cleansweep
Operation Cleansweep is a mobile pesticide collection program that provides a safe way to dispose of cancelled, suspended, and unusable pesticides. Fresh From Florida is waiving the 750 lb. limit for qualifying material and allowing other entities such as government, schools, institutions, etc. to participate for free.
Call 877-851-5285 or email cleansweep@freshfromflorida.com.

Save the Date
Together we can end domestic violence. Join Abuse Counseling & Treatment in support of domestic and sexual violence services in Hendry and Glades counties at a luncheon on Friday, July 22 at the Port LaBelle Inn from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. $35 per person which includes a light lunch with iced tea and a raffle ticket entry for door prize.
All prceeds will remain in Hendry and Glades counties. Sponsors, volunteers, and partners are needed.
Call (239) 939-2553 to participate or for more info.

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