Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Missionaries Zinicola Speaking At LaBelle Church July 17

Damien & Mirla Zinicola, Missionaries to Cuba will be at LaBelle Assembly of God on July 17, 2022 at both the 9:45 am and 11:00 am services. 

The First service at 9:45 am will be completely in Spanish and the second will be in English. 

Damien & Mirla Zinicola were appointed as AGWM missionaries in 1996. They spent their first 13 years in Guatemala where they focused on evangelism and church planting in remote, unreached villages. In 2009 God redirected them to work in the country of Cuba.

In Cuba, Damien & Mirla Zinicola hold evangelistic services in whatever venue is available. 

They said, "We focus our efforts on small rural settings in the interior. Utilizing church planting and pastoral experience gained during, we give seminars to prepare young ministers to plant new works or grow existing churches. We team with national pastors by supporting them with evangelistic and discipleship events while also assisting them with necessary resources to plant and establish new works. Our main focus here is on the church planter families in more remote settings. Serving the hurting and needy."

LaBelle Assembly of God is located at 139 Fraser Avenue across from the Edward A. Upthegrove Elementary School. For information call 863-675-0900. Everyone is welcome.

Trouble In Paradise Junction At Firehouse Theatre In July

LABELLE, FL. -- The Firehouse Theatre Inc is proud to present their summer special , "Trouble in Paradise Junction" written by Todd Wallinger.

Paradise Junction is a sweet little town where everyone gets along and the sun is always shining. When a TV network offers to film a reality show there, the townsfolk jump at the chance; but secrets are revealed, old feuds are rekindled, and the town’s annual pie-baking contest is turned into a massive food fight. This heartwarming comedy will make you cheer while reminding you what really matters in life.

Support young actors in our community and get your tickets to see this wonderful play. Call 863-675-3066 for tickets. Leave your name and number and someone will call you back.

The play runs three shows only. Friday, July 22, Saturday, July 23 , & Sunday, July 24. Friday & Saturday shows are at 7pm and sunday show is at 2pm.

The Firehouse Community Theatre, Inc. is located in beautiful downtown LaBelle at 241 North Bridge Street.

Monday, June 27, 2022

Update: Hendry County Arrests This Week

LABELLE FL. --  The HCSO reported the following felony and DUI arrests for June 20 to June 26 including 4 drug possession arrests, 2 Failure to Appear, and 4 for larceny. However, we found 17 more arrests. The Sheriff's Office says they only make the weekly report for felonies and DUI arrests, so did not report the 17 names at the bottom of this list that were also arrested during that period.

Javaungh Andy McGhie, 36 from Clewiston, was arrested on June 21, 2022 by Deputy Morgan and was charged with Loitering, Larceny and Possession of Marijuana.

Charles Sledge, 33 from Clewiston, was arrested on June 21, 2022 by Sgt Reed and was charged with Burglary, Trespassing and Larceny. 

Demetric Shanard Robbins, 38 from Clewiston, was arrested on June 21, 2022 by Deputy Rivera and was charged with Possession of Marijuana.

Brutus Ned, 42 from LeHigh Acres, was arrested on June 21, 2022 by Deputy Foreman and was charged with two counts of Failure to Appear.

Juan Parker Neri, 18 from Clewiston, was arrested on June 22, 2022 by Det Mateu and was charged with Grand Theft of a Firearm.

Jose Luis Alvarez Chavez, 24 from Miami Gardens, was arrested on June 24, 2022 by Deputy Earl and was charged with Failure to Appear.

Sebastian Juan Miguel, 23 from Ft Myers, was arrested on June 25, 2022 by Deputy Coronilla and was charged with Disturbing the Peace and Possession of Cocaine.

Justin D Searcy, 38 from LaBelle, was arrested on June 25, 2022 by Deputy Coronilla and was charged with Kidnapping and Possession of a Weapon by a Convicted Felon.

Wilian Eden Escobar Castillo, 33 from Hialeah, was arrested on June 26, 2022 by Cpl Drew and was charged with Larceny and Driving with License Suspended/Revoked.

Linton Omar Alonzo Mendoza, 50 from Clewiston, was arrested on June 26, 2022 by Cpl Drew and was charged with Larceny and Dealing Trafficking in Stolen Property.

Additional Arrests from June 20 to June 26 And Not Reported In Sheriff's Weekly Press Release:

driving while license suspended

grand theft, resisting officer

driving w/license suspended

probation violation

hit and run

out of county warrant

disorderly conduct

aggravated battery

non support of children or wife

hit and run

simple assault

failure to appear

probation violation

probation violation

marijuana possession

out of county warrant

possession of marijuana

Arrest Details And Criminal Charges can be searched here

Friday, June 24, 2022

Standard Land Development - Michael Newell

LABELLE, FL. --  Hendry county has seen a building boom in recent years and one main character in home building activity is Michael James Newell, Sr. of Standard Land Development LLC.

Aerial Photo by Don Browne: Standard Land Development construction in Port LaBelle's Laurel Oak Community next to a Heartland Homes site.

The company has offices at 750 Cowboy Way in LaBelle and is currently building around LaBelle with a history of about 265 building projects in the last two years.

Michael Newell is partnering with TRUST LTPOF 309615-1-M of 505 W. HICKPOCHEE AVE, Suite 309, according the Florida Secretary of State records. The company began in March 2019. The company "borrows" a contractor's license from Alexandra Platonova of Delray Beach to get building permits. That contractor's license became active on June 13, 2022.

But records indicate Newell has  been associated with several other companies that went out of business after several years or months in operation.

B. WELL HOMES LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY existed from April 2018 to February 2022. Members of that company were, Newell, TATIANA SANTANA-BOUDREAUX and ANDRE BOUDREAUX, 

In May 2021 Newell started up ECMD PROPERTIES, LLC with Elliot Schneider and Candace Gordon of Massachusetts. The corporation was dissolved two months later.

In December 2021, MZ LAND DEVELOPMENT LLC started up with Ivanova Stela. It was dissolved in April 2022.

In October 2020 M J Homes Realty LLC started up by Justin T. ZAWODNY, and dissolved in January 2021

Real Estate License Troubles:

Newell, Sr. has had a Real Estate Sales License since 2010 and had disciplinary action taken by the Real Estate Board in 2015 ending with Newell paying a fine, costs, and required to take educational courses.

His operation in LaBelle is listed online as M J Newell Homes. That company started in March 2021. A previous company with that name was started in August 2020 and dissolved two months later.

Some recent Google reviews of M J Newell Homes this week have not been kind. One reviewer said, "BEWARE!!! They will increase the price of the home just like Heartland Homes of Florida is doing (see their google reviews for reference)."

Other companies with Newell:

Smart Developers LLC started in August 2021 with Marco A ROSALES TREJO

M J Newell Mortgage LLC started January 2021 with ACQUAVIVA VENTURES, INC.

SHADY OAKS COACH HOMES LLC began February 2022 with partner Brian Quinn.

Quinn and Newell Holdings began December 2021 with Brian K Quinn

Another company owned by Newell is EMCTR01 LLC started January 2019 and another is INTOWN COFFEE COMPANY LLC started in May 2021

Newell is an officer of the COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION OF CALOOSA SHORES, INC., an upscale gated community on the Caloosahatchee River in Hendry County.

For more company information:

Betty Jean Harrell Dies At 83

Bettie Jean Harrell, age 83 of LaBelle, Florida passed away on June 21, 2022 at her home.

Celebration of Bettie's life will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 1, 2022 at Akin-Davis Funeral Home - LaBelle with Mr. Robbie Hull officiating. 

She will be laid to rest next to her husband in Fort Denaud Cemetery. 

Visitation for Bettie will be held from 5-7 p.m. Friday, July 1, 2022 also at Akin-Davis Funeral Home - LaBelle.