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October 23, 2016
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Kiwanis Kids Day November 5

LABELLE, FL. -- The Kiwanis Club of LaBelle will present their annual Kiwanis Kids’ Day Saturday, November 5th in Barron Park. The Kiwanis Club has sponsored this event for over 30 years. Please join Kiwanis for a fun-filled day for the whole family with entertainment throughout the day provided by children from the local community. The event starts at 10am and will end at 2pm.

Alden A. Rumfelt, Attorney At Law
135 Riverbend Drive
LaBelle, Fl 33935
Phone (863) 673-0251 email

Clewiston Pawn
Clewiston Pawn, Inc.
202 E. Ventura Avenue
Clewiston, Fl. 33440
(863) 983-7330

Kiwanis Club Of LaBelle The Kiwanis Club of LaBelle is proud to sponsor three Service Leadership Programs

Website for Kiwanis:

KEY Club                 LaBelle High School- Sponsor, Tracy Nobles

Builder's Club        West Glades School - Sponsor, Doreen Backes

AKTION Club       LaBelle - Sponsor, Martha Stephens

Ram's Used Tires
New & Used Car and Pickup Truck Tires
661 South Bridge Street, LaBelle, Fl. 33935
8-5 Mon-Fri 8-12 Sat
Phone: (863) 675-6777
Armando's Barber Shop
Esmeralda's Styles & More
Old Fashioned Hair Cutting & Hot Shaves 
Women's Haircuts, Styling, Perms, Color, Nails 
661 South Bridge Street
LaBelle, Florida
Regular & Scissor Cuts-Fades-Fo Hawks-Mo Hawks-Flat Tops-Shaves-Edge-Manicure-Pedicure-Eyebrow Waxing, Hair Styling - Mon-Sat. 10-6
Armando Cavazos  (863) 673-2265, Brad Richardson (863) 599-2288, Esmeralda Pequeno  (863) 234-6387

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  • Bill Neville
  • Commentary by T. W. Bill Neville

Since it has been proven that the age-old practice of settling arguments or disagreements with a "DUEL" was not acceptable TV programing to the FCC, the DEBATES were initiated. This decision was in spite of a study by the FCC, acknowledging that, "staged" animosity would only
promote and become "antipathy."

Somewhere in my distant past I remember that two things can and do "define" a rational person, in control of their "humanity". A person's "patience" when they have "nothing" and their "attitude", they "everything." At first glance, I interpreted this as a matter of "money",but over the years, I have come to believe "it" is not a matter of having "nothing as compared to having "everything", and is "strictly" a result of one's "attitude."

I have puzzled over why "attitude" could be the "key" when trying to make any sense as to why we outlawed "DUELS" and adopted "DEBATES" as the major decision factor presented to the "voters" when deciding who they want "managing" their, and their families futures. So far, I have only deduced that "SHOOTING" off one's mouth in public, results in the networks "profits" as compared to the "costs" that lawsuits and insurance claims would incur in a "real" "DUEL!!"

So now that the "DEBATES" are over, and "DUELS" have been eliminated by the FCC and the "Anti" 2nd Amendment lobbyists, maybe we can subsidize, "ATTITUDE" adjustment training as a "future" candidacy requirement.

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How To Listen To Sunday Morning News Audio Podcasts

LABELLE, FL. -- For those who would like to listen to the Sunday Morning News stories instead of reading, you can subscribe to all the news stories in audio format using one of many podcasts services and web news readers. 
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The Way Back Machine - News Archives
Look Back To 1999 Editions Of The Sunday Morning News

LABELLE, FL. --  Looking for a Sunday Morning News internet page from a decage ago? You can find many archived web pages from the past at the "Way Back Machine", a feature of, keeping for posterity webpages from the past.

The Sunday Morning News is archived as far back at February 1999, and includes over 100 weekly editions of the Hendry and Glades area news pages.   Most of the important editions of the Sunday Morning News/Southwest Florida Online pages can be found at the archive.

The "Way Back Machine" can search for any web address, just type it in and see what the web page looked like in the past.*/   - Sunday Morning News "Way Back" Archive from 1999 

Over Three Million Views To LaBelle's Live Video Webcast
Click Here To Visit The LaBelle Videocast's Archived Video

Millions visiting LaBelle, Florida via Live internet video broadcast

Don Browne has been publicizing LaBelle and Hendry-Glades county for over 14 years though his Southwest Florida Online web pages featuring news and information about the Hendry-Glades-Lake Okeechobee region. 

Browne's web camera page has added a new twist to social networking while promoting the Hendry county area. In mid-November 2007 through 2010 the live video cast began to spread the word around the world about Southwest Florida, and the LaBelle/Hendry/Glades county area. In February 2009 a 3-D video camera was added.

A "featured producer" on Justin.TV, Don broadcast primarily on the weekends and his broadcast page had 10,000 to 20,000 viewers pass through each hour that he was broadcasting live. In October 2010, over 1,000,000 new viewers visited LaBelle online. Now, there have been over 3,000,000 views to the LaBelle, Florida channel.

LaBelle's "lifecasting" video page attracted viewers from all around the world, even a surprise visit from a French man who was climbing Mournt Everest, the world's highest mountain.  A map on the webcast's page showed from where the visitors were coming.
Watch any of hundreds of Don's previous shows from the last several years, available from the clips section on the video channel at  

Today, newer technology has arrived for live webcam broadcasting including Google's "Hangouts On The Air" which incorporates live YouTube broadcasting. Don has been making live webcast in recent months with up to 10 simultaneous webcasters broadcasting live on his YouTube channel. One of the recent 4 hour long YouTube Live broadcasts with 10 people.
Stories written about LaBelle's live webcast:

USA Today - Article On Live Video Broadcasting mentioning Don Browne

Orlando,(Fl.) Sentinel YouTube Video About Don Browne and Florida's Live Video Bloggers

Indianapolis (In.) Star - Article About Don Browne And Live Video

How To Watch Free Streaming Sports and TV channels worldwide

Follow Don On Twitter

Watch Don's YouTube Videos

Contest (Clue - Near Lake Calhoun, Minneapolis)

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Hendry - Glades County Real Estate

8 Port LaBelle Quarter-Acre Residential Lots - In sections 1 through 12, excellent location in west Hendry County in largest subdivision in county. Sell or trade. Call (863) 800-0010.

Port LaBelle Banyan Village - Two nice very private lots: Olympia Cir. Unit 12, and Morning Lane Unit 10. Port LaBelle Water lines installed. Newest of Port LaBelle neighborhoods, rural setting, beautiful pine tree lined street setting eight miles east of LaBelle and south of State Road 80. Be the first to build in this great area. Email

Port LaBelle - 9045 W. Justice Cir. one mile south of Labelle middle school, buildable quarter-acre with utilities in quiet private section south of Cowboy Way. Email

Clewiston Harlem - -vacant lot zoned single family , build your home here or buy for investment! Buy your investment lots now while prices are low! Click here for map: 1130 Virginia Ave. Email

For Sale .15 Acre on State Road 80 east of Pioneer between LaBelle and Clewiston. Last of Joe B. Hendry's personal land holdings who held this lot since 1949. Lot is located just north of SR80 across from Everhigh Acres Rd on the Hilliard Canal. SR80 will be four-laned here in the next few years. Email.

See Hendry County Real Estate page for additional real estate details and photos
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StratoNet - Internet access for Hendry county

Internet access for LaBelle and Clewiston by StratoNet. StratoNet, serving Florida since 1992 offers the LaBelle and Clewiston communities a local internet access number. StratoNet has been in the internet business since 1992, and is one of the oldest internet service providers in the state, and now offers LaBelle and Clewiston area internet users a local phone number to access the internet. Rates include unlimited access to a local phone number to access the internet from the LaBelle area. StratoNet has unlimited free technical support for customers and free personal web page space. Call 888-382-8503 or go to for details.

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