Saturday, August 18, 2018

Obituaries - James Daniels, Arturo Vasquez

Rev. James Hampton Daniels of Alva passed away August 16, 2018. He was the grandson of Alva pioneers Lonnie and Annie Dyess Daniels and the son of former Lee County Commissioner Kenneth Daniels and wife Freida Daniels.
He is survived by daughters; Betty Sue Moreno (Pete) and Kathy Gail Daniels, daughter-in-law; Linda Daniels and sister; Margaret Daniels, ten grandchildren, eleven great grandchildren and five great-great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife; Irena Mae Daniels and his two sons; Rex Earl Daniels and Don Alan Daniels and brother; Jerry Daniels.
During his youth, James spent his weekends and after school hours working on the family ranch with his dad, grand dad and brother. Frequently his cousins Billy and Sammy Sylvest would join them for a summer of work and youthful high-jinx which resulted in life time bond of brotherhood.
James married his high school sweetheart, Irena Mae Gomez, shortly after she graduated from high school. Before long, their family of two became a family of six. As his children grew, he felt a different sense of responsibility to his family. They as a family joined the Church of God and ultimately, he became an ordained minister for the Church of God. Irena contributed to his ministry by playing the organ and assuming the many duties of a preacher's wife. They were a powerful couple and served in many area churches: Alva, North Fort Myers, Chokoloskee, Vero Beach, Lake Placid and LaBelle.
James brought a unique ability to his parishioners. Not only was he their spiritual leader, he became a lifetime friend. Many times, James played his guitar and sang gospel music as part of his sermon. Music and good humor and a little bit of that boyhood mischief were interwoven into his social and church life. And he was a great story teller and oral historian; all told with a measure of humor.
James two passions in life were his family, especially Irena, and his church family. He will be missed by all of them.
Daughter-in-law Linda Daniels attended James and Irena the last three years of their lives. The family is deeply appreciative of the gift of love she gave to them and us.
Visitation is10:00 AM at the Alva Church of God, Monday August 20, 2018. Funeral services will follow at 11:00 AM with Reverend Jacob Newman officiating. Interment will be in the Alva Cemetery.
Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home in LaBelle
Arturo Delgado Vazquez, age 57, of LaBelle, passed away August 16, 2018 in West Palm Beach.
He was born Jan. 16, 1961 in Mexico to Santiago Delgado Hernandez and Candelaria Vazquez Flores.
Survivors include his wife: Maria Aguilar Delgado
four daughters: Elizabeth Chairez, Brenda Parada, Yvet Delgado and Rosa Garcia,
parents: Santiago Delgado Hernandez and Candelaria Vazquez Flores
8 brothers, 4 sisters, and 2 grandchildren
Visitation will be Monday August 20, 2018 from 5 to 7 PM at the Akin-Davis Funeral Home LaBelle Chapel.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday, August 21, 2018 at 10:30 am at Our Lady Queen of Heaven Catholic Church, LaBelle. with Father Juan Lorenzo officiating.
Interment will be Tuesday, August 21, 2018 in Fort Denaud Cemetery, LaBelle.
Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home - LaBelle.

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Philip Earnest Mann Dies At 75

Philip Earnest Mann, age 75, of Clewiston, passed away August 13, 2018 at home.
Philip was born Mar. 25, 1943 in Light, Arkansas to Earl and Margaret (Barber) Mann.  Mr. Mann married Linda L. Shannon on March 13, 1965 in Brooklyn, Arkansas.  He served in the United States Air Force from January 1961- January 1965. After he was discharged from the Air Force, he worked for many years as a corrections officer for Glades Corrections Institute retiring as a Sergeant. He enjoyed wood working, building items with wood. He just built a display of wood working tools the day before he passed away. He was a member of the PBA.
Philip leaves behind his loving wife of 53 years; Linda Mann of Clewiston, four sons; Tony Mann and wife Suzie, Steve Mann and wife Sheri, Troy Mann, Tracey Mann and wife Lindsey, sister; Barbara Treadway, grandchildren; Heather Issac and husband Ryan, Brandon Mann, Josh Mann and wife Katherine, Trent Mann, Elizabeth Smith, Savannah Mann, Kyle Mann, Elly Mann, Cooper Mann, Colton Mann, Kayci Gillean and husband Ty, Braden Compton, Alexis Diliberto, great grandchildren; Lily Issac, Noah Issac, Gannon Gillean, Sawyer Mann, Sloan Mann, Stella Mann, Liam Bradley, Callen Pitt and Weston Smith.
Memorial gathering of family and friends will be from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Saturday, August 18, 2018 at Akin-Davis Funeral Home – Clewiston.
Cremation arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home - Clewiston

Museum Programs Resume September 5

Joe Thomas, president of LaBelle Heritage Museum, announced the  museum's 2018/2019 program meetings will resume at 7 o'clock on Wednesday, September 5 , at  LaBelle's Dallas B. Townsend Agricultural Center,  1085 Pratt Boulevard, with a program by Annette Snapp, Ph. D.,  currently Charlotte County's Historian at the Charlotte County Historical Center in Port Charlotte and formerly Operations Program Manager at Ah-Tah-Thi: A Place for Learning at Big Cypress Seminole Reservation in Southeast Hendry County, History and Anthropology Professor at FGCU, and Southwest Regional Director of FPAN [Florida Public Archaeology Network].

Dr. Snapp, no stranger to LaBelle and LHM, will discuss the importance in discovering, accurately describing, and preserving as best as possible our area's archaeological sites, how our museums and preservationists can work together as well as working with individual municipalities and county government with the possible creation of a Hendry County Historical Commission as a goal.
The doors to the Dallas B. Townsend Agricultural Center will open at 6:30 p.m. and the program is open to the public at no charge.  Attendees coming from the North are reminded that the Caloosahatchee River Bridge at LaBelle is experiencing nighttime  closures for extensive maintenance and that detours to the bridge at Moore Haven or possibly State Road 31 may be necessary.

LHM's Joe Thomas added the museum's monthly programs are scheduled for the AG Center through December because of the unavoidable delay in the completion of the historic preservation work at LHM's 1912 Poole Store and Family Residence.  The date of the programs has also been changed from the first Thursday of the month to the closest Wednesday as the Hendry County 4-H Livestock and Small Animal Clubs  have priority on the first Thursday of the month through Fair competition and Livestock Auctions than end in February.

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Alligator Hunting Resumes Today

Florida’s statewide alligator harvest, nationally and internationally recognized as a model program for the sustainable use of a renewable natural resource, begins Aug. 15. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) issued more than 7,500 permits, including an additional 1,313 county-wide permits, as a method to help manage the alligator population.

Alligators are a conservation success story in Florida. They were included on the original federal endangered species list in 1967. Conservation efforts allowed the population to rebound, and they were removed from the list in 1987. Today, the state’s alligator population is estimated at 1.3 million alligators and has been stable for many years. 

For over 30 years, the Statewide Alligator Harvest Program has been providing sustainable hunting opportunities throughout the state. The FWC establishes management units with appropriate harvest quotas based on research and proven science to ensure the long-term well-being of the alligator resource.

Recreational alligator hunting is just one part of the FWC’s overall approach to managing the species. The FWC’s Statewide Nuisance Alligator Program (SNAP) is another. People who believe a specific alligator poses a threat to people, pets or property should call FWC’s toll-free Nuisance Alligator Hotline at 866-FWC-GATOR (866-392-4286). When someone concerned about an alligator calls the Nuisance Alligator Hotline, we will dispatch an FWC-contracted nuisance alligator trapper to resolve the situation.

In addition, as part of a comprehensive effort to achieve alligator management goals, the FWC has issued an additional 21 Targeted Harvest Area permits that encompass 79 new areas. THA permits allow a managing authority to work directly with a designated FWC-contracted nuisance alligator trapper, making the process for removing nuisance alligators more proactive and streamlined.

THA permits, which have been in use for almost two decades, define the area’s boundaries, the duration of the permit and how many alligators can be removed. Currently, there are 260 THA permits issued that cover 1,460 sites throughout the state with more THAs expected to be added.

Serious injuries caused by alligators are rare in Florida. The FWC works diligently to keep Floridians and visitors informed about safely coexisting with alligators, including providing informational tools such as a videoinfographic, and brochure.

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Annual IFAS Open House November 15

IMMOKALEE, FL. -- The annual open house will be November 15 at the University of Florida's IFAS facility north of Immokalee, Fl. on State Road 29.

Tours of the facility, exhibits and free luncheon for visitors.