Sunday, October 22, 2017

Jean McDaniel Dies At 50

Jean R. McDaniel, age 50, of LaBelle, passed away October 18, 2017 in Lehigh Acres.
She was born Oct. 20, 1966 in Ft. Myers, FL, to the late Tifton R. and the late Betty Jean (Eatman) McDaniel.
Jean Renee McDaniel 50, of Labelle passed away Wednesday October 18, 2017 at Hope Hospice in Lehigh Acres. She was born in Ft. Myers. She was predeceased by her parents Tifton and Betty Jean. Surviving are her son Robert R. McDaniel; sisters: Stella (Doug) Smith, Mona (Dixie) Sharpe, Susie Crews, and Dawn McDaniel; beloved niece Jeni Bowen as well as several other nieces and nephews. 
Services will be private, contributions may be made to Hope Hospice in her memory. Arrangements are being handled by the Akin-Davis Funeral Home LaBelle Chapel.

Friday, October 20, 2017

Debris Pickup Reaching Final Stages

Debris removal services will be completing their final pass for horticulture debris pick up on public roads in the Cities of Clewiston and LaBelle beginning Monday, October 23.
Residents living on public roads in these areas are asked to put their debris by the road for this final pickup.
Residents are asked to stack and separate debris for efficient pick up as seen in the graphic below:
Household hazardous waste items should NOT be placed with debris. It must be taken to the household hazardous waste facilities which are located on both sides of the County.
·         LaBelle - 1360 Forestry Division Road, LaBelle, FL. 33935
7:30 am - 12:30 pm / 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
7:30 am - 12:30 pm
Saturdays: 8:00 am -12:00 pm
·         Clewiston - 1381 Evercane Road, Clewiston, FL. 33440
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Saturdays: 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Household hazardous waste items include:
·         Pesticides, Herbicides, Fungicides & Insecticides
·         Batteries, all types                                                                           
·         Liquid Paint & Thinners
·         Motor Oil, Brake & Transmission Fluid, Gasoline & Antifreeze
·         Solvents & Degreasers
·         Nail Polish & Remover
·         Oven & Drain Cleaners
·         Mildew Removers
·         Swimming Pool Chemicals
·         Cleansers: Upholstery/All Purpose, etc.
·         Fluorescent Tubes (Containing Mercury)  
·         Thermometers (Containing Mercury)
For more information on household hazardous waste, please visit:
Since beginning work on September 22, debris haulers contracted by Hendry County have picked up 198,300 cubic yards of debris throughout the County.
Debris pick-up is now occurring on private roads with permission from HOA and POA.
The County is working to obtain right of entry for Phillips Road and will have Hendry County employees on site to help expedite processing right of entry forms. 

Eddie Montalvo Dies In Motorcycle Crash

Eddie Montalvo died Thursday night after a crash in Montura Ranch Estates at 9:49 p.m.

Noel Garcia Perez, 23 of Clewiston in a 2009 Chevy Malibu was traveling south on N Hacienda Street, south of Bald Cypress Avenue. Eddie Montalvo, 20 of Clewiston was traveling north on N Hacienda Street, just south of Bald Cypress Avenue on a 2006 Suzuki SV650 motorcycle.

Perez stated that he was unable to see the motorcycle approaching due to headlights from another
vehicle that was approaching in the northbound lane behind it. Perez was making a left turn
into his driveway and turned left, into the path of the motorcycle.

The front of the cycle struck the right front of the car. The collision caused Montalvo to separate from the motorcycle which propelled to an uncontrolled rest onto the grass shoulder east of the roadway.

The Chevy was at final rest by the entrance of the driveway facing east. Perez was charged with failure of right of way.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Kiwanis Club Installs New Board

On Tuesday, October 3rd the Kiwanis Club of LaBelle welcomed new Leadership. Beth Elaine, the 2017-2018 Kiwanis Lt Governor officially installed new Officers and a new Board of Directors for the Kiwanis Club of LaBelle. Officers for 2017-2018:

President - Sue Williams
President Elect- Carole Schroeder
Secretary - Karan Roach
Treasurer - Darlene Soud
Past President - Tim Holland

Board of Directors for 2017-2018:

Sue Williams, Chris Soud, Crystal Rodriguez, Mary Pringle, Mary Ruth Prouty, Judy Paskvan, Kim Holland and Helen Mead

Photo (Left to Right) Chris Soud, Crystal Rodriguez, Mary Pringle, Mary Ruth Prouty, Judy Paskvan, Kim Holland, Helen Mead and Sue Williams

Photo by Helen Mead

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Ruben DeLeon Dies At 58

Ruben DeLeon, age 58, of Lehigh Acres, passed away October 13, 2017 in LaBelle.
He was born June 28, 1959 in San Benito, Texas, to the late Crenceniano and the late Petra (Salaz) Deleon. Ruben married Ramona Martinez; she survives.
Also surviving are his step-daughter; Brunny Harrington and her family, brothers; Jose Maria Deleon, Crenceniano Deleon, Jr, Jesus Deleon, Eddie Deleon, Leonardo Deleon, sisters; Irma Deleon, Cruz Deleon, Erma Cervantes, Guadalupe Deleon and Marie Elena Deleon.
Ruben was preceded in death by his parents; Crenceniano and Petra Deleon and one bother; Reynaldo Deleon.
Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10 am Thursday, October 19, 2017 in Our Lady Queen of Heaven Catholic Church with Father Juan Lorenzo presiding, visitation will be Wednesday evening from 6—8 pm in Akin-Davis Funeral Home.
Cremation arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home - LaBelle.