Survivors include his wife: Karen(Johnson) Percha, son: David (Nancy) Percha, daughter: Denise (Jay) Stotts, step son: Troy (Connie) Tyler, sister: Grace (Jim)
Grandchildren: Brandi (predeceased) husband David, Jason (Sarah), Andrew and Vincent, great-grandchildren: Dylan, Hailey, Austin and Ava.
A memorial service will be held Monday, February 15, 2016, 1:00 pm at Alva United Methodist Church, Alva with Rev. Ralph P. Cotten officiating. Military Honors will be performed by the Army. Cremation Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home - LaBelle.
Ruth A. Reich (Nee Baumann) passed peacefully on February 5, 2016 at the age of 101. Preceded in death by her husband Paul. Loving mother of Bruce (Marilyn) Reich and the late Douglas (Shirley) Reich. Loving grandmother of Susan Parker, Wade (Mary) Reich, Lynn (Tom) Dow, and Dawn (Peter) Gerlach. Loving great-grandmother of Shane and Morgan Harris; Andrew Reich; Tara, Kathleen, and Madeleine Dow; and Paul and Megan Gerlach,
Preceded in death by sister Alberta Smith, brother Reinhart Baumann, and stepbrothers Edward and George Bluhm.
Graveside service was on Thursday, February 11, 1 p.m., Fort Denaud Cemetery, 1170 Cemetery Road, LaBelle, FL. Arrangements by: Akin-Davis Funeral Home-LaBelle
Timothy Wayne Burtcher, age 51, of Pembroke Pines, passed away February 8, 2016 in Sebring.
Timothy was born Dec. 16, 1964 in Fort Worth, TX, to Wayne and Carolyn (McGuire) Burtcher. Timothy was a Florida Highway Patrol Auxiliary Officer for 13 years, then becoming a Florida Highway Patrol Officer and serving for 8 years until his death. He enjoyed fishing, spending time with friends and family. He always made friends no matter where he went.
Survivors include one daughter: Sarah Burtcher of Fort Myers, step-children; Daelan Wilson and Ashley Veale, one brother: Stephen Burtcher and his wife Diane of Boise, Idaho and one sister: Kelli Burroughs of Lake City, Florida and his girlfriend, Mary Wilson.
Life Celebration service was held Friday, February 12, 2016 at 2:00 pm at John B. Boy Auditorium, Clewiston. Interment Friday, February 12, 2016 in Ridgelawn Cemetery, Clewiston. Visitation was Friday from 1 hour prior to service at John B. Boy Auditorium, Clewiston, FL.
Alden A. Rumfelt, Attorney At Law
202 E. Ventura Avenue
Clewiston, Fl. 33440
Kiwanis Club Of LaBelle The Kiwanis Club of LaBelle is proud to sponsor three Service Leadership Programs
Website for Kiwanis: www.labellekiwanis.com
KEY Club LaBelle High School- Sponsor, Tracy Nobles
Builder's Club West Glades School - Sponsor, Doreen Backes
AKTION Club LaBelle - Sponsor, Martha Stephens
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
Esmeralda's Styles & More
Old Fashioned Hair Cutting & Hot Shaves
Women's Haircuts, Styling, Perms, Color, Nails
419 South Main Street
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
Esmeralda Pequeno (863) 234-6387
Tell our sponsors you saw them here!
I remember how, in the third grade at St. Bridget's school, how I hated, what I called "VALENTIMES" DAZE. All because of Mary Jane Wagner insisting on giving me those "stupid", I "love" you valentines, while "nobody" else got any, from anyone.
Fortunately, my Mother, counseled me into relaxing and, that "this", too, would pass, and "it" did, so I was not "seriously'" deterred from "glandular" acceptance of the "real" purpose of the "DAY."
In fact, under the laws of today. I could have been cited for "harassment" by some of my Valentine targets. But, as you might suspect, all of these "hooligan" tactics faded away when "Cupid's" arrow struck me, and I joined that select group of going "steady" couples.
Now that my wife, one of the "steady's" is gone, I remember that with me being on the road for over 40 years, when I retired and we moved to Florida, I pledged 2 things. First I told her the story of Casey Stengel, the long time, over 60 years as a major League base ball Mgr., finally retired, and a New York Times reporter went to interview Mrs. Stengel.
Casey had this reputation of "off the wall quotes and stories: and the reporter wanted to know how Mrs. Stengel was going to cope with Casey being home all the time. She didn't hesitate a mini-second and fired back that she might have promised to "love, honor and obey, 'till death do us part"----"BUT i didn't marry him for LUNCH!"
Since I was "moving" my wife away from all her sons, daughter in laws, grand kids, sisters and a brother, this story was part of my sales pitch to get her to move to Florida in 1993. Fortunately for me, "lunch" was not "one" of the things i "pledged" to give up.
As I think more about those times, I believe my pledging to always "honor" her as "MY" ,one and only Valentine, on February 14, was a "clincher" for the 20 plus Valentine days in Florida before she passed,
NOW--------she's gone, and I'm back into my "VALENTIMES DAZE", with no one to "council" or "console" me.
Test Your Business Knowledge
Take this quick test:
1. What Auto Dealer In Cape Coral sells 1000 cars a month?
2. What carpet cleaner has a $99 offer?
3. What online news site has more readers than any other Hendry or Glades newspaper and much, much lower ad costs?
If you know the answers to the quiz you need to place an advertisement here on the Sunday Morning News for one low price. The reason you know two of the answers is because of advertising. Advertising that's constantly before your eyes.
Get your brand name recognized, just like Fuccillo Kia and Stanley Steemer by advertising regularly, and get your message seen by more readers than any Hendry or Glades county, and save 50% or more compared to their advertising rates.
Mention you saw this and for only $97 your ad will run every day here for up to 6 months. Call (863) 800-0010 or email for best rates too on Southwest Florida Online as low as $25 per full-color insertion of any size ad that fits the page!
Click Here For PayPal Payment ---- Send Your Ad
See More Daily Local News Stories on the Sunday Morning News/Southwest Florida Online News Blog pages: http:/swflorida.blogspot.com with a searchable index for photos, videos, and archives of all stories published online since May, 2004.
And watch Southwest Florida Online's video stories: News Videos
Local News Online Audio Feeds
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.
You may go directly to the iTunes store to listen or subscribe to the audio podcasts: News Audio on iTunes
The most common way to hear an audio podcast of each story published on the Sunday Morning News is through the iTunes podcast link noted above, or through a service like Juice, Zune or Newsgator. Google, AOL, and Yahoo also have their versions of news readers.
Choose one of the links below to try out the Sunday Morning News audio podcasts and see how it works. Now you can listen to the news for those times when it's not convenient to read the stories.
If you wish to subscribe to the audio news feeds, please click one of the links below:
iTunes users subscribe to this feed with iTunes
Juice users subscribe to this feed with Juice
Zune users subscribe to this feed with Zune
Other: Copy and paste this link into your favorite podcast client- http://podcasts.odiogo.com/southwest-florida-online-hendry-and-glades-county/podcasts-xml.php
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 Archive.org, 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.
http://web.archive.org/web/*/http://members.aol.com/kq4ym/news.html - 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
LABELLE, FL. -- 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 http://justin.tv/kq4ym/all
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
Indianapolis (In.) Star - Article About Don Browne And Live Video
Contest (Clue - Near Lake Calhoun, Minneapolis)
Sunday Morning News Classified Ads
Free Ads For Job Wanted and Lost And Found.
Monthly Rates: $1 per word ($15 minimum please) and your ad runs 24/7 online on the Classified Ad Page for 30 days. Send your classified ad to us by email, and pay securely online by credit card, debit card or check by either PayPal or Amazon.
If you enjoy the Sunday Morning News online, check out the iTunes "audio" version and please leave a "Comment" at iTunes - Sunday Morning News audio podcasts . Free Podcast At iTunes
10 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 1.29 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. Zoned Agricultural (A-2) Email.
See Hendry County Real Estate page for additional real estate details and photos
Real Estate Services
Get a current photo of your Hendry county lot or real estate emailed to you within 48 hours. Low cost photo service for property owners. From $39. Email for info.
Advertise your property or real estate for sale or rent! From $20 monthly for 20 words on our classified ad page. See Classified Ads For information: email
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.
More area links: