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At a Glance

Work on SR 80
One-way traffic 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
on SR 80 will commence on Jan.
4 and should be completed by Jan.
8, to the north of CR 830 along the
mainline SR 29.

You can be an actor
Lord Fancourt Babberley, who
masquerades as his buddy Char-
ley's aunt, is just one of the players
needed for the late February and
early March production of Brandon
Thomas's evergreen comedy set at
Oxford University in the late 1890s.
The final open audition for the title
character will be Sat., Jan. 2, from
10 a.m.-noon at the Firehouse Cul-
tural Center, 241 N. Bridge St. Also
needed: Brassett, an Oxford Uni-
versity "scout" or student's valet;
Charles Wykeham, student in love
with Amy; Amy Spettigue, ward of
Stephen Spettigue; and, Ela Dela-
hay, an orphan accompanying
Donna Lucia, Charley's real aunt
from Brazil "where the nuts are."

Be a school bus driver
School substitute bus driv-
er classes begin Jan. 19, 8:30
a.m.-3:30 p.m. at the LaBelle Bus
Compound, 4040 Cowboy Way.
CDL required before Behind-the-
Wheel training begins. Require-
ments: drug testing, fingerprints,
background check, driver's motor
vehicle report and a physical. Call
863-674-4115. Turn in applications
and a copy of a valid Florida driv-
er's license by Jan. 8.
See Page 4 for information about
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Humane Society: Second chances


Submitted photo/Katherine Bush
It's a lonely life for a dog, locked up in a kennel. Won't someone please take me home? See
story on Caloosa Humane Society Page 2.


Driver's


license


changes
Florida is leading the nation
to provide residents with a more
secure identification document,
aimed at fighting fraud and mak-
ing sure the only people who get a
driver's license or ID card are those
authorized to have one.
Beginning Jan. 1, 2010, Florid-
ians renewing or obtaining a new
driver license/identification card
will be required to show proof of:
1) identification (certified US
birth certificate including territo-
ries and the District of Columbia;
a valid US passport; certificate of
naturalization; or consular report
of birth abroad;
See Rules Page 2


2009 Year in Review


January 1, 2009
Florida Department of Trans-
portation was working on it Project
Development and Environmental
Study (PD&E) on the section of SR
29 from Cowboy Way to US 27. A
hurricane evacuation route critical
to the entire state, four-laning that
section of SR 29 will heighten the
flow of traffic during evacuations
and improve response time.
David Abney was appointed
the new Veterans Advocate by the
County Commission. His job is to
help veterans get the benefits they
earned.

January 8, 2009
The principals in the lawsuit


former Hendry County Property
Appraiser Kristina Kulpa brought
against the Hendry County Con-
vassing Board, Supervisor of Elec-
tions Lucretia Strickland and new
Property Appraiser Phill Pelletier
were all present for a hearing
Jan. 6 at the Courthouse. Earlier
that morning Mr. Pelletier had just
taken the oath of office and Ms.
Strickland had been sworn in for
her fifth term.
Animal Control was caring for
an abused three-month-old pup-
py, the victim of a violent sexual
attack. A 58-year-old man was ac-
cused of the crime.

Jan. 15, 2009
LaBelle residents could expect


their city water-sewer bill to go up
a little. City commissioners were
to vote on the increase in Febru-
ary. The commission also passed
a resolution seeking state funding
for a new water plant
Oscar L. Langford Jr. family
was named SCF Pioneer Family
for 2009. David Chiles, manager of
U-Save was Grand Marshal.

January 22
The school board approved the
superintendents plan to cut 58-80
employee positions. Those losing
their jobs would be offered an 18-
month recall as positions would
be vacated or new positions be-
came available.
Groups of children joined


adults in the annual Martin Luther
King Jr. parade from Cowboy Way
to Kid Jones Park.

January 29, 2009
Wearing black bands and som-
ber hearts members of the Hen-
dry County Sheriff's Office were
mourning the loss of Sgt. Michael
Home, who passed away in his
driveway after his regular shift
Jan. 27. The 45-year-old veteran
lawman was named Officer of the
Year for 2001-02 by the Clewiston
Elks.
Goodwill Industries was
awarded $2 million from HUD to
build low income housing for the
disabled in Hendry County.
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Humane society: Need outstrips availability of homes


by Katherine Bush
The Caloosa Humane Society greatly
needs the community's help this coming
year. The last few years have been rough as
they have for us all. The Society just created
two new cat rooms replacing cages with
large play areas where visitors can see how
the felines interact with one another and
with people. When one enters the room
the cute furry critters surround them and
"attack" with love and affection. Before the
new rooms were built, the cats would hide
in the corner of their cage, ears peeking out
from the litter box scared and alone. Now
they jump and play and nuzzle your cheek.
The hardest pets for volunteers to find per-
manent homes for are cats as well as large
black dogs. The prices for adopting these
animals are very affordable considering you
get a friend for the rest of their nine lives.
I took a moment to speak with the very
lovely and big hearted executive director Su-
zanne Bonnell about this facility. Suzanne
said the facility at 1200 Pratt Boulevard


opened in 2001. She has watched and waited
faithfully as funding has dropped 46 percent.
She has been just getting by on supplies and
volunteers and would love more help. Most
urgently needed are volunteers to sit with
the animals, walk them and interact with
then so they can get socialized to people
and be easier to find a home for. The sup-
plies needed the most and right at this mo-
ment are laundry soap, bleach, clay cat litter,
cat toys, dog and cat food. I asked her what
the most enjoyable part of her job is and she
replied, "Watching them go home." I also
asked what the hardest part is, "Not watch-
ing them go home," she answers, shaking
her head as the pain behind her eyes seeps
out. This year 288 pets were euthanized due
to health or behavioral issues that prevented
then from being adopted. Suzanne wants
the community to know, "There is no such
thing as a no kill shelter; if they find an un-
adoptable pet they send it to another shelter
that does euthanize."
Technology is helping more pets find


Rules
Continued From Page 1


2) Social Security number on original So-
cial Security card; W-2 form; paycheck; DD-
214; school record; or documentation from
the IRS; and
3) two items of residential address. The
address on a driver's license can no longer
be a post office box. Bring two proofs of res-
idential address (deed, mortgage, monthly
mortgage payment booklet or rental agree-
ment; Florida voter registration card or title;
W-2 form or 1099 form; utility bill, hookup
or work order not more than two months
old, current auto or homeowner's insurance
policy or bill; mail from financial institutions
not more than two months old; letter from
a shelter or half-way house verifying that ap-
plicant lives at the address; educational tran-
scripts for current school year; or statement
from an accompanying parent, step-parent
or guardian residing at the same address
as applicant. The parent or guardian must
present proof of residential address.
Florida residents obtaining a new license,
replacing a lost/stolen card or changing their
name prior to their renewal date should visit
an issuing office with new forms of docu-


mentation ready for processing.
These rules will take effect for you when-
ever you make your next regularly sched-
uled in-person visit to renew your license.
Floridians looking to renew a driver li-
cense are allowed to do so by Internet or
mail up to one time. Most people will still
have the option to renew their license by
mail or online every other time it expires.
Eventually, the state will send you a letter
that says you must go to an office in person
with the four documents.
If Florida drivers and ID card holders do
not visit a driver license office by Dec. 1,
2014 and Dec. 1, 2017 (depending on their
birthday) and present required documenta-
tion for their new card, they will not be al-
lowed to board a commercial flight or enter
a federal building.
Visit the campaign Web site GatherGo-
Get.com and create a personalized check-
list of documents needed to obtain their
new driver license or identification card. Call
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homes. Since the society went online, adop-
tions have gone up 45 percent. Check the
Web site at (www.petfinder.com www.
pettango.com, www.myspace.com & www.
facebook.com search under Caloosa Hu-
mane Society). At www.petfinder.com you
can sponsor an animal, but sadly the site
has not had any donations in the last 8 to
10 months.
Pets will even be sent to good homes if
one cannot be found in the community the
pet was located in. They are also accepting
donations directly through www.Facebook's
causes application titled Clementine's Fur-
ry Friends Fund; created only last month
by Gioia Bruno of the group Expose. She
named the fund after her rescued dog. If one
donates through this site all the proceeds go
directly to the animals of the Caloosa Hu-
mane Society.
If one donates to the larger well known
societies very little, if any of these funds see
their way to Suzanne. We all know it takes
money to make money, and the large animal
societies spend money to make touching
commercials to get more people to donate.
This shelter alone has taken in 784 animals
this year and has transferred or found homes
for 496 of them. Despite funds being cut and
more animals to process, adoptions went
up. We don't need a calculator to see more
animals means a need for more pet supplies
and volunteers.
At this present moment this shelter can
only accept cash or checks but Suzanne's
goal for next year is the means to accept


credit cards as well. Hours are 11 a.m.-3
p.m. Tues-Fri, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sat.
They have a huge booth planned for the
Swamp Cabbage Festival with a motorcycle
poker run, a horseback poker run and pet
photography.
This shelter offers all types of pets to fill
your needs and make the perfect compan-
ion. They adopt cats, dogs, horses, rabbits,
ferrets and even reptiles on the off chance
they get one in.
I took my work home with me in the
form of at two-year-old, long hair black fe-
male cat. Her name is Buffy and she's hap-
pily adapting to her new home. Every night
that I come home to her, I cannot help but
wonder who could have ever let her go; I
know I never will.


Submitted photo/Katherine Bush
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- that is if other four-legged friends and
nosy photographers would just leave
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February 5, 2009
One hundred walkers participated in
Lucy's Angels for Breast Care walkathon
Jan. 31. The group raises money to pay for
mammograms for residents of Hendry and
Glades. To date, the group had paid for over
70 mammograms.
Serving in the National Guard, Freddy
Herrera returned from the 44th Presidential
Inauguration with a greater appreciation for
his country and of his role in its protection.
He was chosen for the honor from among
his comrades with the 806 MP Company at
Fort Pierce. He said the crowd showed great
respect for them and even clapped as they
came and went from the Mall.
Sgt. Herrera graduated from LaBelle
High School and is employed by A. Duda &
Sons.

February 12, 2009
Late Sunday night, Feb. 8, the Kiwanis
Thrift Store was gutted by a fire that ap-
peared to have been deliberately set. Local
firefighters confirmed that the fire was actu-
ally kindled at three different points in the
building. The building sustained major fire
damage and smoke damage throughout,
but there was no serious structural dam-
age.
Law enforcement and emergency per-
sonnel rallied in their unanimous support
of the family of Sgt. Michael Lee Home as
they laid him to rest Feb. 4, at Fort Denaud
Cemetery. It was a solemn and impressive
full law enforcement funeral, Sgt. Home's
family, including his two young daughters.
LaBelle's very own Miss Ashley Pittman
was crowned Miss Hendry County for 2009
at the Hendry County Fair Feb. 6, in Clewis-
ton. A senior at LaBelle High School, the
new Miss Hendry County is the daughter of
Ray and Maggie Pittman.

February 19, 2009
LaBelle water and sewer customers
could expect to be digging a little bit deeper
into their pockets to pay for utilities. At their
Feb. 12 regular meeting City Commissioners
heard staff recommendations for utility rate
hikes.
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$57.92, based on a 6,000 gallon consump-
tion model. If you live outside of the city
limits, your bill for that amount would in-
crease to $32.67 for water only. The city
does not provide any sewer services outside
its boundaries.

March 5, 2009
On Friday, February 20, Goodwill Indus-
tries of Southwest Florida broke ground
on "Palmetto Ranch," a 14-unit apartment
complex for people with developmental
disabilities. The housing complex would
be located near the intersection of James
Singleton Place and State Road 80.
The actual site construction was already
underway, and workers continued to lay
foundation and build stem-walls as the cere-
monial ground breaking took place nearby.
Concerned Citizens of the Glades, Inc.
unveiled the results of a statewide poll re-
garding the proposed U.S. Sugar buyout.
Questions were being asked about the
proposed sale of USSC property to the state.
A statewide poll found that 60 percent agree
with opponents that spending $1.3 billion
was not a top priority now given the state's
financial situation, 61 percent felt that wait-
ing would produce a better deal and 64 per-
cent felt the time is not right given the state
of the nation's economy.
A majority of state voters (62 percent)
said they had heard little or nothing about
the deal, and when given additional argu-
ments from both sides, opposition to the
plan increased.

March 12, 2009
A LaBelle man was found guilty on all
counts of producing and possessing child
pornography and tampering with a witness
during a federal trial. Sentencing before U.S.
District Judge John Steele was scheduled for
June.
Following a presentation by an expert
in the economic development field, county
commissioners reconsidered their earlier
decision to withdraw funding of Hendry's
Economic Development Council. Commis-
sioners recognized the efforts of the EDC
board and the staff, which continued op-
erating despite the crippling decision last
year.
The commissioners factored the state of
the economy and decreases in operating
dollars in removing the funding, but deter-
mined it was more important than ever to
have a fully functioning EDC.




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in 1988 and went into dispatch in 1989 where she remained for the rest of her
employment. Sheriff Steve Whidden said that Mary trained many, many of the
department's dispatchers over the years. She will be moving to South Carolina
to be closer to family. Mary said she truly loved dispatch but is glad to be mov-
ing on. Members of the department gathered Dec. 18 to wish Mary well on her
new life. She was presented with a plaque, letter, pin and sheriff's star at her
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Tenth Life Sanctuary closure a coordinated effort


One of the largest cat rescues in US histo-
ry came to an end Dec. 21, after the closure
of a rural South Florida cat sanctuary led to
the transfer of hundreds of thin and diseased
cats to other agencies for rehabilitation.
Following a citizen's complaint regarding
conditions at the sanctuary, a team of ani-
mal cruelty experts from the American Soci-
ety for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals,
the Humane Society of the United States
and the University of Florida Shelter Medi-
cine Program accompanied LaBelle Animal
Control Director Doug Morgan on a surprise
inspection of the facility on Nov. 16.
After confronting sanctuary owner Mau-
ry Swee that unacceptable conditions at the
sanctuary resulted in a high rate of illness
and death among the cats, he stated that he
was unable to make improvements and had
insufficient resources to continue operating.
The following day Swee relinquished all of
the cats and closed the sanctuary. An animal
cruelty investigation is ongoing.
Thirteen critically ill, suffering cats were
immediately euthanized and submitted to
the state's Animal Disease Diagnostic Lab-
oratory in Kissimmee where necropsies
revealed the emaciated cats suffered from
severe anemia, infections and organ failure
brought on by parasitism, malnutrition and
untreated diseases. Swee said none of the
cats had received veterinary care for their
illnesses.
Morgan immediately recruited an in-
teragency team of specialized volunteer
responders from across Florida to help the
nearly 600 cats remaining. Responding
agencies included experts in disaster ani-
mal sheltering led by the Bay Area Disaster
Animal Response Team (DART), animal cru-
elty investigation led by the ASPCA Crime
Scene Investigation Unit and animal triage
and medical care led by the University of
Florida's Veterinary Emergency Treatment
Service and Maddie's Shelter Medicine Pro-
gram.
Over three days beginning Nov. 23, the
UF Shelter Medicine Program led a team of
veterinarians, veterinary students and tech-
nicians in a triage operation to examine
each cat, collect forensic documentation,
test for feline leukemia virus, feline immu-
nodeficiency virus and heartworms, implant
identification microchips and treat for inter-
nal and external parasites. During this initial
phase 93 cats were identified by the veteri-
nary team as having severe illness. It was de-




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termined that the most humane choice for
these cats was humane euthanasia.
Volunteers from Bay Area DART remained
on site to assist LaBelle Animal Control with
the disposition of the remaining cats. Cat
owners were given a chance to reclaim ani-
mals they relinquished to the sanctuary, to
transfer cats to shelters and rescue groups
throughout the southeast and for the public
to adopt unclaimed cats. While the sanctu-
ary owner did not make information avail-
able regarding who originally relinquished
the cats, he was asked to personally contact
former cat owners to give them an oppor-
tunity to reclaim their cats. "We were heart-
ened by the response from so many humane
agencies," said Connie Brooks, Operations
Director of SPCA Tampa bay/Bay area DART.
"Even though infectious diseases were ram-
pant throughout this facility and about half
of the cats were feral, we were able to trans-
fer the vast majority to other agencies. The
entire humane community pulled together
to create a happy ending for this sad story."
Five cats were flown to Best Friends
Animal Sanctuary in Utah for treatment of
advanced medical conditions, the furthest
distance. The largest transfer, 46 cats, went
to Animal Refuge Center in Ft. Myers. Each
agency received a thorough background
and reference check to assure that the cats
would not be transferred from one unac-
ceptable situation to another.
"The vast majority of cats sent to this
sanctuary died within a few years of arrival
and many of the survivors had substantial
medical conditions and carried multiple in-
fectious diseases," Morgan said. "Some had
even arrived as victims of previous cruelty
and hoarding investigations. We knew we
had to be sure these cats were going to new
placements that were prepared to provide
for their special needs."
The cat rescue project was made possi-
ble by more than $40,000 in grants and free
diagnostic testing services, cat food, litter,
crates and other supplies from IDEXX Labo-
ratories, Petsmart Charities, ASPCA, HSUS
and private donors. Thousands of volunteer
hours were expended. After more than
four weeks, the interagency task force had
exhausted all leads for cat placements. The
final statistics tell a story of success and sad-
ness. The closure of the 10th Life Sanctuary
represents one of the largest cat rescues in
US history. A total of 110 cats were eutha-
nized in the first days of medical triage due


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to critical medical illnesses, including 17 that
were euthanized immediately following the
unannounced inspection. Of the remaining
485 cats, 75 of the ferals were euthanized
when new placements could not be found
for them. This 15 percent euthanasia rate


for the savable cats is in stark contrast to
the vast majority of large-scale feline cruelty
impoundments in which mass euthanasia is
the most common outcome.
Doug Morgan, Director,
City of LaBelle Animal Control


Thank You


Teen Court gives back!
It was another exciting night at Teen
Court on Dec. 15, 2009. Our high school stu-
dents took on the challenge of fulfilling new
roles as defense and prosecuting attorneys.
The peer jury handed down appropriate and
constructive sentences that will certainly
help the defendants to learn from their ex-
periences. Thanks to all the adult volunteers
who took the time to coach the teens and
help to sharpen their skills. The highlight of
the night's proceedings was the presenta-
tions of four boxes and a bag of groceries
to a family in LaBelle, to ensure that they
will celebrate a special Christmas this year. It
was such a thrill to have the family visit with
us and for the teens and adults to contribute
food and household items as a tangible way
to give back to the community. The Teen
Court program looks forward to continuing
its important role in the juvenile justice sys-
tem as we work together to make an impact
among the youth in Hendry County.
Marcia Salmon
Program Services Coordinator
20th Judicial Circuit Hendry
County

Healing Waters
Healing Waters Family Life Center desires
to sincerely thank the greater community of
LaBelle for your support of our drive-thru
Nativity. Your attendance to our Christmas
ministry vastly exceeded our expectations
and your comments blessed our hearts as
much as you were blessed by our efforts.
Thank you, from the bottom of our hearts
for your encouragement and may God richly
bless you and yours this Christmas! Remem-
ber that Jesus is the reason for the season!
The Family at Healing Waters

Legion Christmas dinner
A very big Thank You to everyone in-
volved with the Christmas Dinners provided

Staff
News Editor: Patty Brant
Advertising Director: Judy Kasten
Advertising Manager: Shawn Strawser
Advertising Services Coordinator: Dale Conyers
Advertising Services: Barbara Calfee
Executive Editor: Katrina Elsken
Publisher: Tom Byrd

Our Purpose...
The Caloosa Belle is published by Independent
Newspapers of Florida. Independent is owned by a unique
trust that enables this newspaper to pursue a mission of
journalistic service to the citizens of the community.
Since no dividends are paid, the company is able to thrive
on profit margins below industrystandards. All after-tax
surpluses are reinvested in Independent's mission of jour-
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community's deliberation of public issues.


by The American Legion of LaBelle. Over
500 dinners were delivered or picked up.
Thank you to the companies and organiza-
tions who donated most of the food and to
those who made a monetary donation. This
would not have been possible without the
community support. Thank you to the Aux-
iliary ladies who baked cakes, those who
cut veggies and others who prepared and
cooked the traditional Christmas Dinner.
Early Christmas morning found the Le-
gion men busy in the kitchen. Volunteers
began swarming in to help with the final
preparation. It is absolutely amazing to see
the entire process come together with so
much coordination. The cakes all being cut
and boxed, salads boxed, the serving line
preparing each dinner, adding a roll and a
candy cane for good cheer. The dinners
were boxed so they could be sent on their
routes. Thank you to the drivers who made
the personal deliveries and spread Christmas
cheer. After the final dinners were on their
way, the volunteers took time to rejoice and
clean-up. It was a very busy and rewarding
Christmas morning.
With over 100 volunteers, it is not pos-
sible to thank just a few. It was a wonderful
team effort. May you all have a Happy and
Blessed New Year.
Nikki Yeager

Christmas in the Park
I would like to take this opportunity to
thank all who gave support to the LaBelle's
Annual Christmas in The Park.
Due to the unfortunate weather this year
we had to cancel the festivities.
To all who gave us support which in-
cludes The Swamp Cabbage Festival Com-
mittee, Parks and Recreation, Wesley Han-
sen and The City of LaBelle your donations
will be used in 2010 to make The Christmas
in The Park bigger and better.
Sara Townsend
Chamber Secretary

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December 31, 2009


2009 Year in Review ..


March 19, 2009
The Hendry County Board of Commis-
sioners were considering a proposal to
enact a juvenile curfew ordinance to curb,
among other issues, gang activity. Recent
events throughout the county, and especially
in the Clewiston area, had leaders worrying
whether shootings could spill out into other
areas, or worsen.
LaBelle's own Margaret England received
the first ever South Florida Water Manage-
ment District '"Ambassador Award" for her
work on Stormwater Treatment Area 5.

March 26, 2009
Homeland Security regulations were be-
ing felt all over including Hendry County.
Proof of your residential address and of your
social security number became necessary
when you appear at the Division of Motor
Vehicles for a license.

April 2, 2009
Last week LaBelle celebrated the life of
Ida Corine Forrey Lofton Kirby, a lady who
had touched the lives of almost everyone in
town for 91 years. She died March 24, 2009,
under hospice care. She and her sisters, Flo-
ra, Ella and Mary, were born to pioneers Mel-
ville and Corine Forrey. "Miss Ida" had been
LaBelle's unofficial grand dame for decades.
She loved people and made it her calling to
be wherever they gathered, camera in hand,
in support of her beloved LaBelle. Perhaps
that is how she is best remembered.
Hendry County Commissioner Kevin
McCarthy urged his fellow commissioners
to put their efforts behind selling Hendry
County as the best site for the proposed in-
land port. "It makes the most sense," he told
his fellow commissioners at their March 26
meeting.

April 9, 2009
Kiwanis was planning on opening its
doors, Tuesday, April 14, at 9 a.m. They were
only able to open portions of the store at this
time, but were planning on a full recovery
within a few months.
Eighth grader Brian DiBernardino. Nancy
and Brian DiBernardino and Maureen Mc-
Cormick got the tickets to hear President
Obama speak in Fort Myers and even got the
chance to shake the President's hand! Bri-
an's reaction to this bit of history: "I could
not believe it! I shook hands with the Presi-
dent of the United States, the most powerful
man in the country. It was maybe my once
in a lifetime chance to see the President and
all I have to say is that it was all worth it."

April 16, 2009
The 2009 Little Miss LaBelle Pageant was
held Saturday, April 4, sponsored by the Ca-
loosahtchee Charter Chapter of the Ameri-
can Business Women's Association. Win-
ners were: Little Miss LaBelle Cassidy Wills,
Junior Miss Jasmine Craft and Little Miss
Princess Victoria Pagan.

April 23, 2009
LaBelle lost another of its most beloved


friends. Tully F. Dunlap died April 11, 2009,
less than two months after his beloved wife
of almost 70 years, the former Mary D. Miller,
passed away in Oakbrook Nursing Home.
Tully lived 92 years, a lifetime he filled with
service to others. Tully and Mary moved to
LaBelle in 1986, in love with LaBelle after
visiting on weekends since 1972.

May 7, 2009
Countywide recycling was in the near
future. At its April 28 meeting, the Board of
County Commissioners asked County At-
torney Mark Lapp to revisit the solid waste
franchise ordinance, which has not been
looked at in 29 years. The Solid Waste Ad-
visory Committee was recommending pick
up changes including one day a week for
household waste, one day for recycling and
one day for yard waste.

May 14, 2009
Just keeping up some 14 parks was a
challenge. New Hendry-LaBelle Rec Director
Ramiro Rodriguez had the job since Febru-
ary, taking over when long-time director Phill
Pelletier was elected property appraiser.
Coming to LaBelle from Immokalee in
1967, Ramiro graduated from LHS in 1976.
Always active on the sports scene, Ramiro
has spent many hours at LaBelle parks
coaching both Pop Warner and soccer
teams. He says he's always been involved
with kids and the community.


Valerie Roche/The News-Press

The world in her hands
Victoria Yoraschek graduated from Florida Gulf Coast University's College of
Arts and Sciences with a Master's on Dec. 12, 2009. Victoria is the daughter of
Richard and Geri Yoraschek of LaBelle.


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Helping hands
LaBelle Animal Control Supervisor
Doug Morgan holds a $5,000 check re-
ceived from American Society for the
Prevention of Cruelty to Animals for
work and supplies used to help Tenth
Life Shelter. The shelter was recently
closed down after some 600 cats there
were discovered to be in various stag-
es of disease and in danger. Volun-
teers from many agencies cooperated
in one of the largest animal rescues of
its kind from mid-November through
December. The shelter was located
on SR 80 at the site of a former animal
rescue facility.


of longtime leader


Longtime LaBelle residents are mourn-
ing the death of Mary K. Smith, who passed
away Dec. 18. She was 74.
Ms. Smith was born in Quicksand, KY
and played a large role at the center of many
of LaBelle's biggest events during her years
here. As a member of the Greater LaBelle
Chamber of Commerce, Mary became Float
Chairman, Banquet Chairman, Secretary/
Treasurer, Vice President and later President.
In 1982 she was chosen for the Outstanding
Citizen of the Year award.
As a member of the Swamp Cabbage
Festival Committee, she had been Treasurer,
Parade Chairman, Co-Chairman and Beauty
Pageant Director.
She was also a dedicated member of
the Caloosahatchee Charter Chapter of the
American Business Women's Association
and LaBelle Jaycees.
In addition, she had been director of the


Senior Citizen Play, program Director for the
LaBelle Lions Club Auxiliary and was School
Volunteer Coordinator at LaBelle Intermedi-
ate School. She was a lifetime member of
American Legion Auxiliary Unit 130.
Ms. Smith moved to Las Vegas in the
early 1990s and worked at Caesar's Palace
Hotel where she received two Employee of
the Month awards and was Employee of the
Year.
After retirement, she worked with Abso-
lute Home Health Care as a home care giver
before moving to Clay County, Alabama, in
2004.
Survivors include her two daughters: Cin-
dy Hepple (Tom) of Coconut Creek and Kim
Lambert (Junior) of Lineville, AL; one sister,
Ruth Davis (Ted) of Dayton, OH; one broth-
er: Tommy Raleigh (Irene); eight grandchil-
dren and four great-grandchildren.


Obituaries


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Emerita A. Beltran, 79
LABELLE Emerita A. Beltran, age 79, of La-
Belle, passed away Dec. 22, 2009, in Arcadia,
Florida.
She was born Sep. 22, 1930, in Durango, Mexi-
co, the daughter of the late Jose and the late
Francisca (Zavala) Aispuro. Mrs. Beltran was
married to Jesus Beltran for over 60 years. She
was a Homemaker.
Survivors include her husband, Jesus Beltran;
five sons, Alejandro Beltran, Octaviano Beltran,
Pedro Beltran, Ignacio Beltran, Jesus Beltran; six
daughters, Elena Aispuro, Candelaria Beltran,
Beatriz Beltran, Elisea Zuniga, Maria Carreon,
Angelica Beltran; one brother, Santos Aispuro;
and one sister, Rafaela Aispuro.
Mass of Christian Burial was held 10 a.m.
Tuesday, Dec. 29, in Our Lady Queen Of Heaven
Catholic Church, 355 Bridge Street, LaBelle, with
Father Luis F. Albarracin officiating. Interment
was Tuesday, Dec. 28, in Fort Denaud Ceme-
tery, LaBelle. Visitation was Monday from 5 to 8
p.m. in Akin-Davis Funeral Home, LaBelle.
She was preceded by one son, Felipe Beltran;
and one brother, Catarino Aispuro.
Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home -
LaBelle.
Oscar Maurice Mathis, 69
AVA, Mo. Oscar Maurice Mathis, age 69, of
Ava, Mo., formerly of Alva, Fla., passed from this
life for a much better home Dec. 22, 2009, from
injuries received in a serious auto accident
south of Mansfield, Mo. He was born Feb. 29,
1940, in Mobile, Ala.
Survivors include his wife of 50 /2 years, Dor-
rece Anderson Mathis; son, Richard L. Mathis;
daughter, Margaret E. Davis and husband Mark
S. Davis, all of Ava; sister, Jimmy E. Benton of


Pennington, Texas; six grandchildren, Christo-
pher L. Mathis, Chad A. Mathis, Luke A. Mathis,
Rebecca E. Singleton, Stefanie L. Ellis and Clay-
ton L. Ellis; and numerous relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his son, Kenneth;
father, O.C. Mathis; mother, Wilma Dial; and
stepfather, Roy B. Stubblefield.
He was a member of Josserand Baptist
Church in Groveton, Texas. He loved to direct
the Choir and loved Friday/Saturday night sings.
He had a deep love for his family, animals, gar-
dening, chatting and helping folks. He was al-
ways busy with many projects and helping
those around him. Upon being discharged from
the Air Force he became a journeyman/lineman
with IBEW and retired after over 30 years mak-
ing many friends along the way.
Funeral services were held Wed. December
30, at Akin-Davis Funeral Home, LaBelle. A Mili-
tary Honor program followed at Fort Denaud
Cemetery, LaBelle, where he was laid to rest.
Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home-
LaBelle.
Sean Michael Hendershot, 41
LABELLE Sean Michael Hendershot, age 41,
of LaBelle, passed away Dec. 15, 2009, in Cape
Coral, FL. from complications of Diabetes. He
was born Sep. 1, 1968, in Williamsport, Pa., to
Ronald George Hendershot and the late Kathy L.
Dieter.
He served in the Army. He was talented in
many different facets of construction and ex-
celled in decorative concrete and custom paint-
ing work. He loved refinishing old furniture and
listening to his favorite Christian Music. Sean
also volunteered with the Salvation Army. His
goal was to open a Halfway House in LaBelle
for recovering addicts. Due to health concerns,
he lived for the past eight years with his father,
stepmother, Tanya, sister, Kayla and niece Faith.
Survivors include sons, Sean Michael Hender-
shot Jr. of Williamsport, Pa., and Michael Aaron
Hendershot of Germany; daughter, Taylor Marie
Hendershot of Germany; father, Ronald George
Hendershot and his wife Tanya of LaBelle;
brother, Ronald Hendershot (Terri) of Watson-


town, Pa.; and sisters, Robin Barnhart (Ben) of
Friendsville, Tenn., Angie Shirley (Rob) of
Spring Hill, and Kayla Hendershot of LaBelle.
A celebration of life will be Jan. 2, 2010, from
2 to 4 p.m. at the Hendershot Family Residence,
791 Bennett Avenue in LaBelle. Cremation was
at Caloosa Crematory in LaBelle.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to
Youth Challenge, 4738 NE 49th Blvd, Wildwood,
FL 34785.
Cremation arrangements by Akin-Davis Funer-
al Home LaBelle.
Richard Douglas Walls, 54
LEHIGH ACRES Richard Douglas Walls, 54,
of Lehigh Acres, passed away Dec. 27, 2009.
He was born Jan. 13, 1955, in Cleveland, Ohio
the son of David and Vera (Sauers) Walls.
Richard was a speech therapist for the Hendry
County Schools for 20 years as well as Hendry
Regional in LaBelle and Clewiston. He attended
St. Raphael's Catholic Church in Lehigh Acres
for many years. He enjoyed canoeing and loved
the outdoors. Richard was very dedicated to his
profession that allowed him to help so many
people. He was a very dedicated and loving hus-
band and father. He will be greatly missed by all
who knew him.
Richard leaves to cherish his loving memory,
his beloved wife, Bonny Walls of Lehigh Acres;
three daughters, Jordan Walls, Peyton Walls,
and Brooklin Walls, all of Lehigh Acres; and one
brother, David Walls of Port Richey.
A celebration of Richard's life will be 10 a.m.,
Saturday, Jan. 2, at St. Raphael's Catholic
Church, 2514 Lee Blvd., Lehigh Acres.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Richards
loving memory may be made to the American
Cancer Society, 4575 Via Royale, Fort Myers, FL
33901, American Brain Tumor Association, 2720
River Road, Suite 146, Des Plaines, Illinois
60018, or National Brain Tumor Society, 124
Watertown Street, Suite 2D, Watertown, Massa-
chusetts 02472.
Funeral arrangements under the direction of
Gendron Funeral & Cremation Services Inc.,
4224 Cleveland Ave, Suite 1, Fort Myers, Florida


33901, 239-274-0088, www.gendronfuneral-
home.com.

John D. McRae, 81
LABELLE John D. McRae, age 81, went
home to be with our Lord, Sunday Dec. 27,
2009, while in Hospice Care.
Born April 8, 1928, in Palatka, son of the late
J.D. and Carrie Emma (Norris) McRae. He
served in the U.S. Navy from April 1944 to De-
cember 1950. He worked for many years as a
fire fighter for the city of West Palm Beach, and
for the Hendry County Sheriff's Department of La-
Belle, Florida.
Survivors include his wife June (Kenney)
McRae, whom he married July 17, 1998; son,
Frank (Susan) McRae of Lantana; daughter,
Sandra Guvetis of West Palm Beach; brothers,
Alfred (Patti) McRae of Lake Park, Larry (Elaine)
McRae of Green Acres; sister Carolyn (Kevin)
Cummings of Zephyrhills; three grandchildren,
five great-grandchildren, also many cherished
step-children step-grandchildren, nieces and
nephews.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made
to Hope Hospice of Cape Coral in John's name.
Services were held in Akin-Davis Funeral
Home in LaBelle where Pastor Lester Grant of
LaBelle Revival, the eulogy given by Robert Ken-
ney, son of June McRae. John was laid to rest in
Fort Denaud Cemetery where military rites were
provided by the United States Navy.
A luncheon was provided by Aqua Isles
friends and neighbors of the couple.
Arrangements were handled by Akin-Davis Fu-
neral Home LaBelle.

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SChurch Briefs


Historic photo courtesy of the Florida State
Archives

Feast Day
The Episcopal Church has officially
recognized Jan. 8 as the Feast Day
of Deaconess Harriet Bedell, the en-
ergetic little missionary who lived in
Everglades City from 1933-1960. That
day is being celebrated by the Friends
of the Museum of the Everglades at
2 p.m. in the museum. Local author
Marya Repko, whose book, "Angel of
the Swamp," was published in July,
will give an illustrated lecture about
the work of the Deaconess among Na-
tive Americans. Refreshments will be
provided by the Friends. There is no
charge for the event and everyone is
welcome. For more information see
www.evergladesmuseum.org or phone
239-695-2397. Photo: Deaconess Har-
riet Bedell sitting in front of the Glade
Cross Mission.


Welcome to New Years
services at Christ the King
Christ the King Lutheran Church invites
everyone to its New Years Service Thursday
4 p.m. on Dec 31. Sunday services are 9:15
a.m., Bible Study 10:15 a.m. 50 CR 78, Four-
tenths mile west of Highway 29.

Plan a New Years Eve at
Freedom Fellowship
Pastor Mike White invites everyone to an
evening of food, fun, communion and an
evening of great music featuring April Nye.
April is a gifted musician and songwriter.
She has written many of the songs you have
heard on gospel music television.
If you need your spirit lifted, don't miss
this evening of great blessing and excite-
ment. We will begin at 9 p.m. 1301 State
Route 29 North. One half mile north of the
drawbridge. Call 963-612-9899 or 963-673-
0042. Type in www.aprilnveministries.org
and see for your self what we will enjoy. You
will be blessed.

Come to piano ministry
G. Richard Deal, concert pianist and re-
cording artist, will present a sacred piano
concert at Grace Baptist Church Sunday,
Jan. 10 at 10:45 a.m.
Mr. Deal is from the Chicago area and has
presented over 2,500 sacred and classical
piano concerts in Europe, Asia, North and


South America. He has presented numerous
solo concerts in the United States. Mr. Deal
has performed with symphony orchestras
including an appearance at Chicago's his-
toric Orchestra Hall.
Mr. Deal is a graduate of the American
Conservatory of Music, the Moody Bible In-
stitute and the Sherwood Conservatory of
Music, all of Chicago. He was a faculty mem-
ber of the Sacred Music Dept. of the Moody
Bible Institute.
Mr. Deal has been a participant in several
international piano competitions including
the prestigious Tchaikovsky Piano Competi-
tion in Moscow, Russia.
Mr. Deal arranges his own sacred piano
arrangements and has released six profes-
sional recordings. The most recent is entitled
Majestic Piano Praise, a collection of favorite
hymns and praise music.
You are cordially invited to the concert on
at Grace Baptist Church, 4200 NE Eucalyptus
Blvd. Admission is free.

Freedom Fellowship relays
holiday news
Pastor Mike White is thankful to all the
people involved in the holiday give-aways at
Freedom Fellowship. "Our church members
have worked very hard to make sure many
people in LaBelle had a nice dinner for
Thanksgiving and gifts to give their children
for Christmas. Our Women's ministry and
our Men's ministry raised money through
different fundraisers to achieve this goal.


They spent numerous hours and a lot of ef-
fort to accomplish this. We were able to give
40 Thanksgiving baskets and at Christmas
we were able to help over 70 families with
gifts and bicycles for their children.
We ended this with an afternoon at Oak-
brook Nursing Home giving handmade lap
throws to all 90 residents and our children
singing Christmas Carols, our young adults
Drama Team and our Ladies Dance Team
performing."

Freedom Counseling Center
programs
Freedom Counseling and Service Center
has relocated and changed hours. The new
location is 1301 SR 29N, one half mile north
of the drawbridge. The new hours are Mon-
day only 9 a.m.-1 p.m. for the food bank. If
you need assistance at other times call the
office at 863-612-9899.
Counseling and class hours are as fol-
lows: Choose Life for hurting people on the
second and fourth Tuesdays of the month at
7 p.m.; and Overcoming Addictive Behav-
iors on the second and fourth Thursdays of
the month at 7 p.m.

Ready for Bingo?
Bingo is played Fridays from September
through May at Our Lady Queen of Heaven
Catholic Church on Bridge Street, LaBelle at
7 p.m. Early Bird starts at 6:45 p.m. Come
join the fun and visit with your friends.

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601 E. Hickpo hee, LaBelle
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PASTOR MIKE BRIGGS
Sunday Services
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Worship Service 11:00 a.m.
Evening Service 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Services
Prayer Meeting 7:00 p.m.
Youth Group 6:30 p.m.
Children's Ministry 7:00 p.m.
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"Where everybody is Somebody and Jesus is Lord
9:15 a.m Sunday Worship
Lord's Supper 1 st, 3rd & 5th Sunday
10:30 am. Bible 1 .-1

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Sunday: 10 am
Wed: 7 pm
Friday Youth
Meetings: 7 pm


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725 West Hwy 80, across from Shell station
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TWO BUILDABLE LOTS! 200+/- ft on water
w/60' dock & protected boat harbor $499,900
OWNER FINANCING POSSIBLE
INTRACOASTAL RIVERFRONT HOME plus
dock-house, boat ramp, guest house & more
$325,000
SPACIOUS 3BR RIVERFRONT HOME views of
Intracoastal Waterway & Ortona Locks $269,000
3BR/2BA WATERFRONT HOME w/125'
Caloosahatchee River frontage, $284,900
WATERFRONT LOT' Protected navigable oxbow
w/direct access to river $109,900
HOMES
2BR/1BA FDXER UPPER on A/4 Ac lot-3 homesites
$36,000
3BR/2BA MANUFACTURED HOME in town


$39,900
3BR/2BA WELL MAINTAINED fully furnish
manufactured home in the city $45,000
BANK, -.", I -'% T built
2005 $35,u7 -- ENDINGi
- Cm"pnDrnf ( vIIDfr VIT c '
$69,500
3BR/2BA HOME! Large Oaks & nicely landscape,
$99,500
4BR/2 BA HOME Spacious w/ large family roc
$119,900
3BR/2BA CUSTOM HOME built in 20(
$124,000
HOMES ON ACREAGE
3BR/2BA MOBILE HOME on 2,5 Ac $79,000
2BR/2BA MANUFACTURED HOME on 25 5
acres $95,000
3BR/2BA CBS HOME; 5+/- acres in the count
$149,000
4BR/2BA MOBILE HOME' 5+/-Acres, cleared
fence & pond $179,000
3BR/2BA 2005 MANUFACTURED HOME! 59-
acres, screen patio, covered front porch, fenci
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on Hwy 78 West! $300,000
3BR/2BA HOME on 137+/- Acre! Commercial
Zoned, Hwy Frontage $450,000
3BR/2BA POOL HOME on 665 +/-Acres in Felda
$739,900
ACREAGE
PRIME ACREAGE! 1329 acres, 630 +/- feet
frontage on paved State Road 29 in Felda Zoned

2 +/- ACRES IN FELDA fronting on Hwy 29 possi-
ble commercial zoning $175,000
INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY' 20 m/ acres,
multi-family residential lots $85,000
2.09 M/L ACRES wAarge, beautiful oaks $58,520
61 +/ ACRESof Prime fertile land in Felda, less
than $8,600 /acre.

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COMMERCIAL
C1 ZONED PROPERTY 100' x 295 includes a 30'
x 60' steel Quonset building ahd shed $100,000
CUSTOM CABINET SHOP! 115' x 300' property
Re-route on HWY 78 gives business zoned location
excellent visibility 25' x 80 ft frame building
$210,000


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* want country living without the long drive
to the city? Get the best of both worlds with
this 3BR/2BA home on 2.29+/- acres on Case
Road. $97,000.

HOMES
* Riverfront Immaculate 3/2 waterway
estate on 1.14+/- acres outside of LaBelle.
Home is 2,425 sq. ft. i .... with over-
spacious kitchen, pantry, screened pool and a
1,944 sq. ft. workshop with office, bath and a
generator compressor room. $795,000.
* Horse lovers welcome! 4/2.5 on 3.24+/- in
Port LaBelle Ranchettes. 2,500 sq. ft i i .....
area, 2 car garage, wrap around porch and
more. $335,000.
* Corporatedo .. ',u, .1. i lit-
tle TLC, 4/3, 3 UNDER x. i.:res
with caged pOGNIPRAMt7Ien cabinets,
granite counter tops and lots more,
$299,900.
* Corporate owned! 3/2 CBS home on
6.48+/- acres with pool and completely
fenced. $204,400.
* Cozy 2/1 in Port LaBelle. Completely
redone form top to bottom. Have to see!
$70,000.
* Corporate ownecUNDIERhome in new
.. ..CONTROTC
* I I I 1, I 1 ll eller says
make offer! $65,000.
* Corporate owned! 3/2 2007 CBS home in
Lehigh Acres. $63,900.
* Corporate owned! In i. In .I, II. new 3/2
2005 CBS home. Open floor plan, ceramic
tile, spacious laundry room and lots more.
$59,000.
* Corporate ownUINflE Rally located in
Lehigh Acres. 2C00 fgRAU5W,900.
* Corporate owned! 3/2 2005 CBS home in
Lehigh Acres. Needs a little TLC. $50,000


580 S. Main St. LaBelle, FL
863 675-1973
Ifyou are thinking ofbujing or selling, give us a call!
Check us out online at
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* Corporate owned! 3/2,' i .i ... 4/2 on 10+/- acres in Pioneer Plantation.
on .49+/- of an acre, $49,900. With 2,356+/- sq. ft. i i ,. area, spacious
* Corporate owned! 3/2 centrally located in living room with fireplace. $102,900.
Lehigh Acres., h i .1, i ii 1..... Two for the price of one on 1 ac. 3/2 well
Needs a little TLC. $47,900. maintained manufactured home + a 2/2 man-
* Corporate owned! Centrally located in ufactured home. $100,000
Lehigh Acres, 2/1 CBS home in good condi- Want country living without the long drive
tion. $34,900. to the city? Get the best of both worlds with
* .. i I.. i..1.1i this 3BR/2BAhome on 2.29+/- acres on Case
....... .. SOLD!!!. "..... Road. $97,000.
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$27,bIu. Immaculate 3/2 located in City of LaBelle
* Corporate owiINDERndo located in on oversized lot, features woodlike flooring
'Ii n.I... CONTRACT' and carpet, master bath has tiled shower,
.* 1 111. .... '' 1. i-- i i iI I I. home overspacious kitchen and much much more.
on a corner lot. Homes needs some work... Priced to sell at $69,900.
but is priced to sell. $17,000. Let's make a deal! 3/2 home features built
* 1. 1,',,, g, fl.~' i" 5+ comrn- in cabinets, large master bath, spacious
m in ready kitchen, and plenty of elbow room. Outside
$14,900. you will find a fenced yard and storage shed,
MOBILE HOMES $69,000
* Need more ...11. room? 2,152 sq ft of 4/2 manufactured home located in
'i--ir;i- i-in-, Th;- 'BR/2B home on 10+/- Immokalee near schools and shopping.
.,. i, 11, ,l i family room, master $55,000.
suite w/ office, covered porch, and fencing Affordable starter 3/1.5 on corner lot in
for horses. This one is a steal @ only Moore Haven. $50,000.
$250,000 3/2 f..... .U 1 I-;I Close to
* Size will surprise you! 2BR/2B home on schools I t i. to SR80
10+/- acres is very well kept. Features awarm $49,900." R lA dT
comfortable living room w/gas fireplace, spa- Call about our vacant land!
cious kitchen, front & real covered porches. LOTS
$250,000 2.72+/- partially fenced acreage in Muse.
* Immaculate 4/2 on 9.54 acres. Spacious liv- $75,000.
in.... ... ,,In i ... i,..1,.. l,..' mas- .29 +/- acre in Belmont S/D. Priced to sell
ter suite, lots, lots of more. $159,900. at only $42,000. Possible seller financing.
* Country living at its best! 3/2 on 2.30+/- Buy now, build later. Nice city lot in
acres outside city of LaBelle. Over spacious Belmont subdivision. $35,000.
kitchen & mastr bath. New carpet through Nice 1.25+/- ac. in Montura $8,000.
out home. $149,900. Call about our Port LaBelle lots!
* 3/2 manufactured home on 4+/- acres in COMMERCIAL
Muse. Partially cleared and fenced, Prime 20+/-ac potential commercial parcel
$145,000. located near West Glades Elem. in Muse &just
* Relax the rural way! Situated on 1.25 acs in minutes away from LaBelle. $3.50 per sq ft.
growing Montura, beautiful new 2006 3/2 Invest now build later! Corner lot outside
manufactured home. SELLER FINANCING city limits near town. $100,000.
AVAILABLE! $129,900


WORKING RANCH: 40 ACRES
with 3/2 mobile home, large
steel building, barns, cow
pens, guest/caretaker apt.
$500,000. BRING OFFER RS
ADJACENT 93.33 ACRES of
fenced improved pasture.
May divide $8,000 per acre.




REDUCED! RIVERFRONT:
BRING OFFERS 39 Acres in
Ortona, 1561' riverfront, with
3 acres Commercial Zoning. 2
homes and 2000' of canal
frontage with direct river
access. SELLER FINANCING.
$2,395,000
* REDUCED BRING OFFERS: 5
Acres. Lots of oaks. Beautiful
homesite. Sunset Trail, Muse.
$75,000 SELLER FINANCING.
* 16.79 ACRES South of
LaBelle, $129,500.
* 2.5 ACRES, lots of trees, pri-
vate. $39,500.
* 26.67 ACRES
* .86 AcP ENDI&QG t.
Thigpen Rd. Seller financing.
$59,900.
* 2.2 A(PFENDXIM G!
* 76+ ACRES South of
LaBelle, may divide, $5,500
PERACRE


HISTORIC COMMERCIAL
OFFICE BUILDING in down-
town LaBelle. Restored. Fully
occupied. Busy location.
(Building/property only)
$374,900
* BRING OFFERS!
Commercial lot on SR 29 S.
Grab on to this one for the
future! Great location for con-
venience store, laundry,
restaurant, small strip center,
etc. $129,500
* CONVENIENCE STORE,
beer and wine license. Busy
Cowboy Way Corner.
$450,000. SELLER FINANCING
* Cozy home on 240' of canal
front with river access in
Ortona. 2 lots. $220,000
* 10 ACRES Al Don Farming
Rd. $95,000.
* 5+/- ACRES, heavily wood-
ed with fixer upper mobile.
Kirby Thompson Rd. SELLER
FINANCING, $165,000.
* 14 ACRES, 1-75 AND
BAYSHORE, N. FT. MYERS,
busy intersection, near river.
$2,900,000.
* 301 4flbrty range
Grove"'-'
* ALVA, 2 acre lot on busy
SR80 near intersection. Front
half zoned commercial.
$395,000.
* LEASE OR SELL: 3000 s.f.
commercial/industrial build-
ing, former drive-thru store,
corner of SR29 and S.
Industrial Loop
* REDUCED! 145 ACRES
WORKING ORANGE GROVE.
Buy all or part, lots of wildlife
$6,000 PERACRE


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December 31, 2009 Caloosa Belle 9


Submitted photo/Nancy Cantu

COES December Students
First row from left: Alejandra Moreno, Jacqueline Ramirez, Tylor Gallegos, Es-
diel Plaza, Veronica Gomez, Jason Imsdahl, Jessica Koff; second row: Victoria
Magana, Juan Zamora, Chandler Moulds, Jailine Gonzalez, Fernanda Ibarra;
third row: Juan Leal, Eduardo Cruz, Arianna Prado, Brendon Herrera, Laura Her-
nandez, Omar Castillo.




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$15,000 HANDYMANS DREAM located $115,000- MANUFACTURED HOME
in the Historical Distric of Sebring. This 2/1 located in Moore Haven Yacht Club, a 55 &
has great potential. Third party approval over community Easy access to Lake 0 for
boating & fishing. Owner has recently
required on all offers. 200923035 upgraded roof w/new metal roof.
#200851138


$45000 THIS 3 2 OFFERS the master
suite upstairs for added privacy Great home
located in Lehigh Acres. Third party
approval required on all offers. 200942906






$55000 BRING ALL REASONABLE
OFFERS for this motivated seller. Great
looking 3/2 2006 manufactured home with
952 sq ft. 200814039


$64000 THIS VERY SPACIOUS 4 bed-
room 3 bath home on half acre located in
Lehigh Acres needs a new owner. All offers
require 3rd party approval. 200910188





$89900 WOW DON'T LET THIS ONE
SLIP BUY YOU. This 2 story 3/2/2 home
offers over 2000 sq. ft of living area and sits
on a half acres. Third Party approval
required on all offers. 200945075


$69,500 2 BEDROOM 1 BATH on a
fenced 0.43 acres of beautiful oaks and nice-
ly landscaped corner lot. Property has a
detached carport, small entry porch, and a
storage shed. #200866041


$129,000 GREAT 3/2/2 HOME with gran-
ite countertops, tray ceiling in master bed-
room, tile flooring, storage shed & roof over
screened patio. Located in a quite neighbor-
hood.#200922219


$225000 3/2 POOL HOME located on
2.38 acres in Ft. Denaud Acres. Plenty of
room for the whole family, animals and hob-
bies. This one is a must see! 200911131


Submitted photo/Nancy Cantu

COES December Students
First row from left: Morelia Arreola, Alexander Mendez, Saul Gomez-Rangel,
Jesus Gonzalez, Vivianna Rodriguez; second row: Lizbeth Mendoza, Madyson
Gross, Natasha Serrano, Brittany Juarez, Armando Briones, Angel Rodriguez,
Naomi Cerrvantes; third row: Nayleah Cantu, Serafin Zuniga, Miguel Magana,
Dean Delacruz, Leticia Gomez, Esmeralda Hernandez, Jesus Solis. Not pic-
tured: Manuel Aguas.


School Briefs


Your family could host a
foreign exchange student
EF Foundation for Foreign Study, a non-
profit organization that works with students
from other countries who want to improve
their English and travel abroad, is looking to
place a group of students ages 15-17 years,
with volunteer host families.
The students would attend LaBelle High
School and become a part of your family
and community for 6-12 months.
These students are coming to America to
improve their English language skills and to
experience American family life.
Although we are already working on plac-
ing students for next school year we have a
few arriving for 6 months in January who
still need families assigned ASAP!
If you think you might be interested
please call and discuss this with Laura Barry


$1,500,000 Bea- $165,000 2/2 on 1 $292,500 4/2.5 poo
utiful, rare water- acre/ fruit trees +3 home in quiet area
front property car detached Country living close
zoned Commercial garage. Great to town. Short notice
w/2 homes neighborhood to show

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MANUFACTURED HOMES
* Large families? No prob-
lem! Two newer Palm
Harbor homes on 24+
acres. One 4 Bd/3.5 Ba
with upgrades throughout
+ 30 x 50' workshop.
Home #2 is a 3Bd/2Ba
split floor plan. Both
homes are in wonderful
condition. Enjoy peaceful
country living! $425,000.
* 3BR/2BA w/den on 10
acs, workshop, pond,
additional homesite
$249,900.
* Furnished 3BR/2BA on
5 acs. Features include
large front porch, wrap
around deck, galvalume
roof. $139,900
* 4BR/2BA M/H on
fenced .50 ac. Convenient
to town. $112,000
* 3BR/2BA doublewide
M/H on 2.5 +/- ac.
$99,900
* 4 BD/2 BA home on
one fenced acre.Perfect
for a large large family,
$99,000


* Immaculate 2BR/2BA
home on .60 ac with
fenced back yard. The
30x40 garage includes
pool table, stereo system,
tv and more. $82,900
* 3BR/2BA on 2.5 acs in
Pioneer $75,000
COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL
* Development potential
8.2+/- ac high density
future land use.
$975,000.
* 1.15 +/- acs commercial
property w/Cowboy Way
frontage. $575,000.
* Location with a Future!
.90 acre in the city limits
offering 200' ON SR 80
WITH B-2 ZONING.
$289,000.
* Business office and
additional site, located
one block off SR 80
$200,000.
* .82 acre industrial par-
cel on Industrial Loop.
$150,000
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Submitted photo/Sonny Hughes

Nurse graduates
This photo includes 11 of the 13 students completing the course and their in-
structor, Cathy Burley.

The Education Center of Southwest Florida recognized 13 students completing their
training to take the state examination for their Certified Nursing Assistant certification.
This celebration took place at Forrey's Grill with students receiving scrubs, stethoscope
kits, watches and achievement certificates. Students have been studying at the Oakbrook
Nursing Home two evenings per week for the past ten weeks to challenge the state exam.
The following students completed this training: Lisa Cisnero, Joy Williams, Ashley Rich-
ardson, Julie Schwarz, Diane Brown, Monica Henry, Dorthy Williams, Luz Guzman, Kim-
berly Requiena, Jessica McCranie, Erica Luster, Brittaney Husted and RosaLinda Polanco.
For information about future class and applications contact the Education Center at 863-
675-6800 or visit the Career and Service Center at 4930 SR Hwy 29 S. in LaBelle. Tuition is
$750 which includes instruction, study manuals, criminal screening, drug testing, scrubs,
watch, stethoscope kit and state exam application fees. Students are responsible for travel
to class and travel to take the state exam. The Education Center would like to recognize the
cooperative effort of the Hendry/Glades Farmworker Jobs and Education Program, Hendry
County Social Services, the LaBelle Chamber of Commerce and the Oakbrook Nursing
Home in making this class possible.

Sports Shorts


Caloosa Regional park run
set
7th Annual River, Roots and Ruts Half
Marathon and 2 Person Relay 8: a.m.; 5K Fun
Run 8:15 a.m. Sunday, January 3, 2010
"Have you hugged a root lately?" Regis-
tration for the 7th Annual River, Roots and
Ruts Trail Run is almost full! The main event
is a 13.1 mile half marathon utilizing both
sides of the park: the wide nature trails on
the south side and the single lane mountain
bike trails on the north side. For those in
training for a race or just off one, or for those
that may want to experience a little less na-
ture we have a 2 person half marathon relay,
over the same course. And for those who
feel that 3.1 miles is just the right amount
of nature we offer a 5K Fun Run along the
wide nature trails on the south side of the
park. For more information or to register,
visit http://www.rrrtrail.com/.

Attention men's slowpitch
softball 55 +
Want to feel young again and have fun
at the same time? Come out and play! They
gather on Mondays and Fridays at 9 a.m. Da-
vis-Pratt Park in LaBelle. Please contact Ron
Highfield at (863)674-0396 for any ques-
tions.

Attention shooters
Come join the fun at the Hendry County
Gun Range Wednesday and Saturday morn-
ings. Shoot trap or skeet for $4 per 24 tar-
gets. If you like night shooting come join the
Caloosa Sports Shooters and shoot under


the lights on Thursdays. For more informa-
tion contact Dave Alexander at 675-0500.
Caloosa Sports Shooters will be glad to
work with non-profit organizations for fund-
raisers at the range.

Sports network launched
The Caloosa Belle invites you to check out
the innovative new LaBelle Sports Network
on the internet at http://fl.newszap.com/La-
BelleSportsNetwork Youth, adult recreation
leagues, and school sports teams now have
an exciting online sports page and resource
they can call their own. This free site is a
partnership between the Caloosa Belle and
Community Sports Desk, a national sports
software company. Team representatives
can post their schedules, game stories, statis-
tics, standings and photos on dedicated web
pages on the site. This is an invaluable and
professional tool the community now has
to positively highlight local sports. There is
absolutely no charge for teams and leagues
to participate in the LaBelle Sports Network.
The site will be supported by sponsored web
advertising featuring an innovative revenue
sharing model, with 20% of web advertising
sales on the site going back to the partici-
pating teams and leagues. Local businesses
interested in finding out how to become
a sponsor can contact their local Caloosa
Belle advertising representative at 863-675-
2541. Or, call Judy Kasten at 863-763-3134
or by e-mail at jkasten@strato.net. Interested
teams and leagues can contact Renee Haw-
ley by e-mail at rhawley@communitysports-
desk.com. to participate and find out how
your team can win a free pizza party! Call
Renee toll free at 888-853-7904 for a dem-
onstration or to get started right away.


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December 31, 2009







Photo exhibit mirrors area's natural harmony


by Patty Brant
Caloosa Belle
The Immokalee Pioneer Museum is the
showcase for Immokalee's rich history and
also its natural beauty. For the next several
weeks, you have the opportunity to revel in
some of the most beautiful local photogra-
phy you will ever see.
The photographic exhibit is mainly the
work of three local photographers: Karen
Hendry, Bobby Holland and Richard Tillis.
Many of the photos were taken on the
Bruce Hendry Ranch property southeast of
Immokalee. These photos will remind us all
of the natural beauty that has surrounded
Immokalee for eons and that still does.
In addition to these photos, the display
case is filled with ancient relics of extinct an-
imals that once roamed this area. The Tillis


family of Hendry County is graciously allow-
ing its collection of bones discovered several
years ago on the Tribritton property to be
included in this unique exhibit.
The exhibition, which opened Dec. 7,
will remain at the museum till Jan. 29, so
there is ample time to get there. It is being
sponsored by the Hendry Foundation, a con-
servation organization involved in wildlife
habitat preservation in southwest Florida.
After that a cowboy photo exhibit will
open there on Feb 1.
Before that, however, the Collier County
Agriculture Department will host AgVenture
Day on Jan. 21 with displays and stations like
a simulated milker, live horses and growing
stations.
The Immokalee Pioneer Museum is the
site of the original Roberts Family home-
stead, and preserves the old family home,

Caloosa Belle/Patty Brant
This display offers an overview
of artifacts found on Tribritton
property off Keri Road in Hen-
dry County. The Tillis Family is
graciously allowing the artifacts
to be exhibited in Immokalee
through the month of January.
The exhibit is at the Immokalee
Pioneer Museum, 1215 Roberts
Ave. in Immokalee.


several outbuildings and a church. It is locat- Monday through Friday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
ed at 1215 Roberts Ave. Museum hours are Call 239-658-2466 for more information.


Caloosa Belle/Patty Brant
The remains of extinct creatures large and small discovered at Tribritton off
Keri Road and owned by the Tillis Family of Hendry County may be seen in the
current exhibit at Immokalee Pioneer Museum at the old Roberts Ranch. The
exhibit will be open through January.


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Caloosa Belle


December 31, 2009


Community Briefs


Attention SCF contestants
A meeting for 2010 SCF queen and prin-
cess contestants is set for 2 p.m. Sunday,
Jan. 2, in Barron Park. Girls ages 13-22 are
welcome. Call Jerri at 239-989-7032 for more
information.

Enter Little Mr., Miss
Parents, enter your kids in the 2010 Little
Mr. or Little Miss Photo contest, which runs
from Jan. 4-Feb. 8. Categories: newborn
to 11 months; preschool 12-24 months,
big kids 5-6 years and youth 7-10. Get your
entry form from Melinda at Langford Ford
Service Dept., 675-1686. No fee, just provide
your own container for coin votes and your
child's photograph for the container.
Parents are responsible for checking the
money, rolling coins and turning it in weekly.
Only rolled coins will be accepted.

Social security information
A representative of Social Security will be
at the United Way House, 117 Fort Thomp-
son Ave., Tuesday, Jan. 5, (the first Tuesday
of every month) from 9 a.m.-noon.

Free H1NI vaccinations
Free HINI vaccinations will be given to
anyone in the suggested groups (adults 25-
64), children 6 months-24 years, pregnant
women, people who live with or care for
children under six months of age and peo-
ple over 65 with health conditions such as
diabetes, asthma, heart conditions, immune
disorders and any type of respiratory ill-
ness). Come to the health department, 1140
Pratt Blvd. Thursday, Jan. 7, Monday, Jan. 11,
or Tuesday, Jan. 19 4:30-7 p.m.; or Saturday,
Jan. 30, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

REAL classes starting in
January
Florida Gulf Coast University and South-
west Florida Workforce Development Board
will start a new series of REAL (Rural Entre-
preneurship through Action Learning) class-
es starting Jan. 25 in LaBelle. The 10-week
class teaches the steps necessary to write
a successful business plan for the potential
small business owner or existing business
owner looking for a better way to operate
a business.
Learn how to compile and develop per-
tinent information including financial pro-
jections, feasibility of your business idea,
marketing to your target clientele, picking
the right location, pricing your product and
much more and put it together to make a
business plan. Classes are interactive as
members develop the skills to write their
plan.
Cost is $100 with a $90 refund upon suc-
cessful completion of the program. Classes
are 6-9 p.m. Monday, beginning Jan. 25. For
more information contact Janice at 863-840-
2279 or visit www.fgcu.edu/sbdc to register.

Nobles to address historians
LaBelle's own Dr. Geraldine Burchard
Nobles will be the guest speaker at the Janu-
ary meeting of the LaBelle Heritage Museum


at LaBelle City Hall on Thursday, Jan. 7, at
7 p.m. Her talk will center on her grandfa-
ther, Captain Melville Emory Forrey, a for-
mer mayor of the Town of LaBelle and the
chairman of the first Hendry County Board
of County Commissioners.
The public is welcome at this and all
meetings of the LaBelle Heritage Museum
Association. For more information on La-
Belle Heritage Museum, its mission and up-
coming projects and programs, enter www.
tinyurl.com/labelleheritage into your com-
puter browser.

Initiation of New Members
All members and guest of American Le-
gion Auxiliary Unit 130 are invited to attend
Initiation ceremonies of new members and
selective year membership pins will also be
presented to current members on Wednes-
day, Jan. 6, at 7 p.m. at the American Legion
Post 130 LaBelle.

Come to Breakfast Buffet
American Legion Auxiliary Unit 130 will
host a breakfast buffet Sunday, Jan. 3, 8-11
a.m. Menu includes scrambled eggs, bacon,
sausage, home fries, grits, sausage gravy,
chipped beef, pancakes, coffee and juice. All
you can eat $6. Public welcome. Location:
699 Hickpoochee Ave. (SR 80).

SCF meeting Jan. 4
Come to the Swamp Cabbage Festival
Committee meetings on Monday, Jan. 4.
DowntownLaBelle
863-612-0425
280 north bride street


New Years Eve Menu

Mussels & Spinach Scampi $7.99
Black mussels sauteed with fresh spinach
in a lemon butter garlic sauce,
with toast points for dipping
Fried Calamari $7.99
Served with marinara sauce
Entries
Include choice of potato or rice,
fresh vegetable & salad bar
Twin Tail $24.99
Two 4 oz lobster tails
Stuff Grouper $17.99
8 oz grouper filet
stuffed with a crab meat stuffing
Prime Rib $18.99
12 oz of slow roasted prime rib in natural juices
with Yorkshire pudding
Surf & Turf $19.99
London broil marinated & seared to ij our liking
plated with a 4 oz lobster tail


Meetings begin at 6:30 p.m. at LaBelle City
Hall. SCF T-shirts are now on sale at the La-
Belle Chamber of Commerce.

Quit tobacco today
A free Community Health Promotion Pro-
gram at Hendry Regional Convenient Care
Center, 450 South Main Street, LaBelle, Jan.
6-Feb. 10, 2010, 5:15-6:45 p.m. To register or
for more information contact: Quit Smoking
Now Facilitator, Nora Duley-Maldonado or
Valarie James- 863-674-4041 Ext. 128. Spon-
sored by Everglades Area Health Education
Center 800.819.2357/www.eahectobacco-
program.com.

VFW to host volunteer educa-
tion program
VFW Post 10100 will host a volunteer
education program Sunday, Jan. 17, at 12:30
p.m. Learn about the Hope Honor Guard
and Veteran's History Project. Enjoy lunch
for just $3.00. All welcome.

Calendar project
The Sons of the Legion Unit 130 is con-
ducting a calendar project to help LARC cli-
ents. LARC assists people with developmen-
tal disabilities. Please drop off pictures from
your old calendars at the Sons of the Legion,
Post 130 Hwy. 80W, First Bank of Clewiston,
Olde Cypress Community Bank or Florida
Community Bank by Jan. 8. LARC uses the
old pictures in craft projects for its clients.


No garbage pickup
There will be no garbage pickup on Fri-
day, Jan. 1, in unincorporated Hendry Coun-
ty. Pickup will resume on the next scheduled
pickup day. Please call 863-675-5252 with
any questions.

Benefit planned
There will be a benefit January 1, 2010
(New Years Day). (9 a.m.-4 p.m.) at Taylor
Grocery, State Rd. 29 Felda, for Lila Akridge
(17) who died recently after a terrible car
crash in Georgia back in June.
There will be a yard sale, bake sale and
barbecue dinners ($7 donation). Come out
and support a needy cause. For dinner ticket
call Patty at 863-675-2003 or Kathie at 863-
673-4417.

Horse found
Horse found in the Montura area. Please
call Hendry County Sheriff's office to claim.

LHS '60s reunion
If you graduated from or attended LHS
from 1959-69 please mark the weekend of
March 12-14, 2010, on your calendar for a
multi-class reunion.
If you would like to help plan or need
more information, please call Sue at 863-
675-4803 or Jayne at 863-517-0337.


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NOTICE of PUBLIC MEETING
Notice is hereby given that the Ad Valorem review committee will meet al
2:30 pm on Thursday, January 7, 2010, at the Hendry County Administra
btve Office Conference Room A-118, located at 165 S. Lee Street, LaBelle
FL, 33935. The meeting site is accessible by the disabled.
If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board with re
spect to any matter considered at such meeting or hearing, he/she wil
need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she ma\
need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which
record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be
based.
Janet B. Taylor, Chairwoman
Hendry County
342602 CN/CB 12/31/09


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NOTICE of PUBLIC MEETING
Notice is hereby given that the Industnal Development Authonty (IDA)
Will meet to conduct an organizational meeting and consider any business
before the IDA at 4:00 pm on Thursday, January 7, 2010, at the Hendry
County Administrative Office Conference Room A-118, located at 165 S.
.ee Street, LaBelle, FL, 33935. The meeting site is accessible by the
disabled.
If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board with re-
spect to any matter considered at such meeting or hearing, he/she will
ieed a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may
ieed to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which
recordd includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be
jased.
Janet B. Taylor, Chairwoman
Hendry County
342603 CN/CB 12/31/09


HENDRY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
NOTICE OF WORKSHOP
Notice is hereby given that the Hendry County Board of County Commis-
sioners will hold a workshop on January 20, 2010, beginning at 1:00 p.m.,
at the Hendry County Courthouse, Commission Chambers, 25 East Hick-
poochee Avenue, LaBelle, Flonda to discuss the EAR based Comprehensive
Ilan Amendments and related issues.
If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Hendry County
Commission with respect to any matter discussed at such meeting, he/she
Nill need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she
nay need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made,
Nhich record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is
:o be based.
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
Janet B. Taylor, Chairwoman
342271 CB/CN 12/31/09


NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS
Florida Department of Transportation Project
3ids will be received by the District One Office until 2:00 RM. on Thursday,
January 21, 2009, for the following Proposals:
1H68- A Certification of Qualification is not required for extending turn
ane on State Road 35 (US 98) in Polk county. Budget Estimate:
$110,859.00
1H91- A Certficaton of Qualificaion is not required for Mechanical
Sweeping in Desoto & Hardee Counties. Budget Estimate: $16,214.00
E1H92- A Certification of Qualification is not required for Tree Trimming &
powerr Sheanng in Highlands & Okeechobee Counties. Budget Estimate:
$250,000.00
E1H93- A Certification of Qualification is not required for Long line Striping
n Manatee & Sarasota Counties. Budget Estimate: $297,000.00
E1H94- A Certification of Qualification is not required for Thermoplastic
Markings & Messages in Manatee & Sarasota Counties. Budget Estimate:
$297,000.00
E1H95- A Certification of Qualification is not required for Mowing & Litter
Removal in Manatee & Sarasota Counties. Budget Estimate: $90,000.00
E1H96- A Certification of Qualification is not required for Guardrail Repair &
Replacement in Charlotte, Lee, Collier, Glades, & Hendry Counties. Budget
Estimate: $216,000.00
complete letting advertisement information for this project is available on
our website at http //www dot state fl us/contractsadministrabondistrictl/
f PLANHOLDERS%20LIST: or by calling (863) 519-2559.
342366 CB/CN 12/31/09 1/7/10


NOTICE OF PLANNING WORKSHOP
Notice is hereby given that a workshop will be held by the Local Planning
Agency of Hendry County on January 6, 2010 at 6:00 p.m., in the
Hendry County Courthouse, Commission Chambers, 25 E. Hickpochee Ave,
a Belle, Flonda. The purpose of the workshop is to discuss and receive
commentss on the Evaluation and Appraisal Report (EAR) based amend-
nents to the Hendry County Comprehensive Plan
All interested parties are invited to appear and be heard. Copies of the
proposed EAR-Based amendments are available for public inspection at the
Hendry County Planning and Zoning Department, 165 South Lee Street, La-
3elle, Flonda, and may be viewed Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m.
:o 5:00 p.m. Written comments filed with the Hendry County Planning and
Zoning Department will be distnbuted and considered at the workshop.
Any questions pertaining to these documents should be directed to the
planning and Zoning Department, either by phone (863-675-5240), email
(scatala@hendryfla.net), U. S. mail (R 0. Box 2340, La Belle, FL 33975) or
by fax (863- 675-5317).
All advertised public hearings are subject to Secton 286.0105, Honda Stat-
ites, which states that anyone desiring to appeal decisions made by the
-ocal Planning Agency and/or the Board of County Commissioners of Hend-
y County may be required to furnish a verbatim (word for word) record of
:he proceedings that includes testimony and evidence upon which the ap-
peal is based.
Drvell Howard, Chair
Hendry County Local Planning Agency
342157 CB/CN 12/31/09

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NOTICE OF MEETINGS
PELICAN LAKE WATER
CONTROL DISTRICTS

Pelican Lake Water Control District
Board Meetings will be held at the
District Office located at 2832 N. Main
Street, Belle Glade, Florida 33430 on the
following dates and time:

MEETING DATE TIME
Board Meeting 1/13/2010 10:00 A. M.
Board Meeting 2/10/2010 10:00 A. M.
Board Meeting 3/10/2010 10:00 A. M.
Landowner Mtg. 4/14/2010 10:00 A. M.
Board Meeting 4/14/2010 Following LO
Board Meeting 5/12/2010 10:00 A. M.
Board Meeting 6/16/2010 10:00 A. M.
Board Meeting 7/14/2010 10:00 A. M.
Board Meeting 8/11/2010 10:00 A. M.
Board Meeting 9/15/2010 10:00 A. M.
Board Meeting 10/13/2010 10:00 A. M.
Board Meeting 11/10/2010 10:00 A. M.
Board Meeting 12/15/2010 10:00 A. M.

Pursuant to the provisions of the
Americans with Disabilities Act, any per-
son requiring special accommodation to
participate in these proceedings should
contact the District at (561) 996-2940 at
least five (5) days prior to the date of the
proceeding.
Dated this 17th day of December, 2009.

BY ORDER OF THE
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF THE
PELICAN LAKE WATER
CONTROL DISTRICT


HENDRY COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT
NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULE
SUBMITTED BY: R. Scott Cooper DATE: 1/12/10
SUBJECT AREA: 545 Vendor/Contractor Background Screening Require-
ment
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY OF PURPOSE: The proposed rule establishes the
policy for vendor/contractor background screening requirement.
CITATION OF LEGAL AUTHORITY: 1001.41, 1001.42, 1001.43, 1001.49,
1001.51, 1012.465, 1012.467 and 1012.468 F.S.
CITATION OF SPECIFIC LEGAL REFERENCE: 1001.41, 1001.42, 1001.43,
1001.49,1001.51,1012.465, 1012.467 and 1012.468 F.S.
FULL TEXT: A copy of the full text of the proposed rule may be obtained,
without cost, at the Office of the Superintendent of Schools.
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: The proposed rule establishes the policy for ven-
dor/contractor background screening requirement.
STATEMENT OF REGULATORY COSTS: The proposed policy revision will
create no additional district economic impact in excess of $100.00 except
for the costs of printing and distributions.
LOCATION OF MEETING, TIME AND DATE: Hendry County School Board
Meeting Room, 475 E. Osceola Avenue, Clewiston, FL at 5:30 p.m. or as
soon thereafter as the matter may be heard on January 12, 2010.
Notice: Any person who wishes to provide the School Board with informa-
tion regarding the statement of estimated regulatory costs, or to provide a
proposal for a lower cost regulatory alternabve must do so in wribng within
21 days after publication of this notice.
Notice: If requested in writing and not deemed unnecessary by the Agen-
cy Head, a Rule Development Workshop will be held at a time and date to
be advertised in the future.
Notice: The procedure for obtaining a public hearing on this proposed rule
is to request, in writing, a hearing. The request shall be submitted to the
Superintendent of Schools, in writing, within 21 days after publication of
this notice. The request shall specify how the person requesting the public
hearing would be affected by the proposed rule. The School Board, upon
appropriate request, shall give affected persons an opportunity to present
evidence and argument on the issues under consideration.
Notice: Inspection and copying of all written materials constituting public
records submitted to the agency regarding draft rules may be obtained by
request, in writing, to the Superintendent of Schools.
Notice: The School Board may recognize any material which may be judi-
cially noticed ad to incorporate them into the record of the rule making
proceeding. The School Board may incorporate material by reference into
the proposed rule.
Notice: If you need an accommodabon in order to participate in this pro-
cess, please notify the Superintendent of Schools at (863) 674-4642 or at
the Hendry County Courthouse, LaBelle, Florida 33935 at least 48 hours
prior to the meeting or workshop.
Notice: If the School Board adopts the proposed rule, one certified copy of
the proposed rule shall be filed in the Office of the Superintendent of
Schools pursuant to 120.54(3)(e), F.S.
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NOTICE OF PROPOSED LARGE SCALE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN
AMENDMENT PUBLIC HEARINGS
Notice is hereby given that the Local Planning Agency of Hendry County
(LPA) will conduct a public hearing on the proposed amendments to the
Hendy County Comprehensive Plan that were contained in the Evaluation
and Appraisal Report, adopted via Resolution 2008-48. The heanng will
take place on January 13, 2010 at 6:00 p.m., at the Hendry County
Courthouse, Commission Chambers, 25 E. Hickpochee Ave, LaBelle, Florida.
The LPA will determine if the amendments are consistent with the Hendry
County Comprehensive Plan.
The recommendations of the Local Planning Agency will be made to the
Board of County Commissioners (BCC) for final consideration at a public
hearing. The BCC will consider whether or not they wish to transmit the
proposed amendments to the Honda Department of Community Affairs.
This hearing will be held on February 9, 2010 at 5:05 p.m. at Clewiston
City Hall, 115 West Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, Honda.
Application title: Hendry County EAR-based Comprehensive Plan
amendments
Applicant: Hendry County Board of County Commissioners
Agent: Vincent A. Cautero, AICP
Request: The applicant is requesting to change the County's Comprehen-
sive Plan by adopting changes to various Elements and the Future Land
Use Map in accordance with the Evaluaton and Appraisal Report adopted
on April 22, 2008 (Resolution 2008-48).
The Ordinance title is as follows:
ORDINANCE 2010-
AN ORDINANCE OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA AMENDING THE HENDRY
COUNTY COMPREHENSIVE PLAN, ORDINANCE 91-05, AS AMENDED, BY
CHANGING THE FUTURE LAND USE MAP, AND BY AMENDING THE FOL-
LOWING ELEMENTS: FUTURE LAND USE; TRAFFIC CIRCULATION; HOUS-
ING; RECREATION AND OPEN SPACE; ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES,
WHICH INCLUDES A NEW NAME FOR THE ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES
ELEMENT TO BE KNOWN AS THE INFRASTRUCTURE ELEMENT; CONSER-
VATION; INTERGOVERNMENTAL COORDINATION; CAPITAL IMPROVE-
MENT; CONCURRENCY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM; AND ECONOMIC
DEVELOPMENT; BY ADOPTING A NEW SUB-ELEMENT OF THE FUTURE
LAND USE ELEMENT TO BE KNOWN AS THE RURAL LANDS SUB-ELEMENT;
PROVIDING FOR CONFLICT; SEVERABILITY; CODIFICATION; INCLUSION
IN CODE AND SCRIVENER'S ERRORS; AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE
All interested parties are invited to appear and be heard. Oral and wntten
comments will be accepted. Copies of the proposed amendment are
available for inspection at the Hendry County Planning and Zoning Depart-
ment, 165 S. Lee St., La Belle, FL between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00
p.m., Monday through Fnday, and at the Clerk to the Board of County
Commissioners' office, 25 E. Hickpochee Ave., La Belle, FL between the
hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the board, agency, or
commission with respect to any matter considered at such meeting or
hearing, he or she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such
purpose, he or she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the pro-
ceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon
which the appeal is to be based.
Any questions pertaining to these documents should be directed to the
Planning and Zoning Department, either by phone (863-675-5240), email
(scatala hendryfla.net),
U.S. mail (R 0. Box 2340, La Belle, FL 33975) or by fax (863- 675-5317).
Orvell Howard, Chair Janet B. Taylor, Chairwoman
Hendry County Local Planning Agency Hendry County Board
of County Commissioners
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TIME
9:30 A. M.
9:30 A. M.
9:30 A. M.
9:30 A. M.
Following LO
9:30 A. M.
9:30 A. M.
9:30 A. M.
9:30 A. M.
9:30 A. M.
9:30 A. M.
9:30 A. M.
9:30 A. M.


Pursuant to the provisions of the
Americans with Disabilities Act, any per-
son requiring special accommodation to
participate in these proceedings should
contact the District at (561) 996-2940 at
least five (5) days prior to the date of the
proceeding.

Dated this 17th day of December, 2009.

BY ORDER OF THE
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF THE
EAST SHORE WATER CONTROL DISTRICT


Arrest Reports


LaBelle
John Robert Munson, 30, was arrested
Dec. 21 and charged on a warrant for FTA:
felony offense. Inv. M. Favara was arresting
officer.
Ricardo Montero, 35, was arrested Dec.
13 and charged with aggravated battery of-
fender knew or should have know the vic-
tim was pregnant and cruelty to a child that
could result in physical or mental injury. T.
Mims was arresting officer.
Kelly K. Beardsley, 57, was arrested Dec.
27 and charged with DUI alcohol or drugs
second offense. Trooper A. Nowling was ar-
resting officer.
Tyran Matise Paseler, 34, was arrested
Dec. 24 and charged with resisting an officer
obstruction without violence and posses-
sion of cocaine with intent to sell, etc. within
1,000' of a place of worship or business
schedule 2. N. Kirk was arresting officer.


Clewiston
Reggie Donald J. Cypress, 18, was arrest-
ed and charged on a warrant as a fugitive
from justice: battery on a law enforcement
officer. N. Reed was arresting officer.
Emmette Howard Miles, 25, was arrested
Dec. 25 and charged with battery domestic
violence by strangling and cruelty to a child


that could result in physical or mental injury.
D. Bolt was arresting officer.
Kory Deon Sanders, 20, was arrested
Dec. 24 and charged on a warrant with FTA:
felony offense. C/O P. Capling was arresting
officer.
Ronald Edward Stobinski, 42, was ar-
rested Dec. 24 and charged with destroying,
tampering with or falsifying physical evi-
dence. K.M. Moore was arresting officer.
Gloria Jones Atkins, 44, was arrested
Dec. 24 and charged with a nonmoving traf-
fic violation habitual offender driving with a
suspended license. J. Taylor was arresting
officer.
Pasqual Gomez, 36, was arrested Dec. 24
and charged with aggravated assault with a
deadly weapon without intent to kill, battery
touch/strike and disorderly intoxication. CPD
Officer J. Sanchez was arresting officer.
Mary Lou Cypress, 51, was arrested Dec.
23 and charged with a nonmoving traffic
violation driving on a permanently revoked
driver's license. CPD Officer Holley was ar-
resting officer.
Coy Dewitt Moore, 34, was arrested Dec.
4 and charged with aggravated assault with
a deadly weapon without intent to kill, kid-
nap false imprisonment adult, petit larceny
$100-$300 and robbery with a weapon. Inv.
Buchhofer was arresting officer.


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NOTICE OF MEETINGS
EAST SHORE WATER CONTROL
DISTRICT

East Shore Water Control District Board
Meetings will be held at the District Office
located at 2832 N. Main Street, Belle
Glade, Florida, 33430 on the following
dates and time:


MEETING DATE
Board Meeting 1/13/2010
Board Meeting 2/10/2010
Board Meeting 3/10/2010
Landowner Mtg. 4/14/2010
Board Meeting 4/14/2010
Board Meeting 5/12/2010
Board Meeting 6/16/2010
Board Meeting 7/14/2010
Board Meeting 8/11/2010
Board Meeting 9/15/2010
Board Meeting 10/13/2010
Board Meeting 11/10/2010
Board Meeting 12/15/2010


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Caloosa Belle


Local citizens join Audubon Christmas bird count


Binocular brigades may be
seen in region

Join volunteers for the 3rd annual Christ-
mas Bird Count at STA5 and the surrounding
15 mile area organized by Hendry-Glades
Audubon on Saturday Jan. 2, 2010. Teams
will begin at 7 a.m. Participants may help for
half to full day. The post count event will be
held in Clewiston. For information contact
Margaret England 863-674-0695 or sta5bird-
ing@embarqmail.com.
The longest running Citizen Science
survey in the world, Audubon's annual
Christmas Bird Count (CBC) will take place
between Dec. 14, and Jan. 5, 2010. From
Alaska to Antarctica, tens of thousands of
volunteers will add a new layer to over a
century of data vital to conservation. Armed
with binoculars, several local volunteers will
join this Citizen Science initiative to count
birds in our region.
Scientists rely on these data to better un-
derstand how birds and the environment
we share are faring. Just like canaries in the
coal mine, birds serve as early indicators of
problems that can eventually affect people
and wildlife. Data from Audubon are at the
heart of several scientific reports. CBC data


informed the first U. S State of the Birds Re-
port, issued earlier this year by the Depart-
ment of the Interior. CBC analysis also fueled
Audubon's report that Climate Change is al-
ready having an impact on birds across the
continent.
The Christmas Bird Count began in 1900
when the founder of Bird-Lore (the progeni-
tor of Audubon magazine), Frank Chapman,
suggested an alternative to the "side hunt,"
in which teams competed to see who could
shoot the most game, including birds. Chap-
man proposed that people "hunt" birds only
to identify, count, and record them. These
Binocular Brigades often brave winter's
chill, ice and snow to record changes in resi-
dent populations and ranges.
"When Frank Chapman started the
Christmas Bird Census, it was a visionary
act," said Audubon President John Flicker.
"No one could have predicted how impor-
tant the CBC would become as a resource
and tool for conservation." CBC data also
help document success stories. The Christ-
mas Bird Count helped document the come-
back of the previously endangered Bald
Eagle, and significant increases in waterfowl
populations, both the result of conservation
efforts.
"Each CBC volunteer observer is an im-


portant contributor, helping to shape the
overall direction of bird conservation," says
Geoff LeBaron, Audubon's Christmas Bird
Count Director. To interview a local volun-
teer, please contact us.
For images, videos and more informa-
tion, visit www.audubon.org/bird/cbc
Audubon is dedicated to protecting birds
and other wildlife and the habitat that sup-


ports them.
Our national network of community-
based nature centers and chapters, scientific
and educational programs, and advocacy
on behalf of areas sustaining important bird
populations, engage millions of people of
all ages and backgrounds in conservation.
www.audubon.org


Local bird enthusiasts will enjoy the annual bird county coming up Jan. 2.


NOTICE OF MEETINGS
PAHOKEE WATER CONTROL
DISTRICT

Pahokee Water Control District
Board Meetings will be held at the
District Office located at 2832 N.
Main Street, Belle Glade, Florida,
33430 on the following dates and
time:

MEETING DATE TIME
Board Meeting 1/13/2010 9:00 A. M.
Landowner Mtg. 2/10/2010 9:00 A. M.
Board Meeting 2/10/2010 Following LO
Board Meeting 3/10/2010 9:00 A. M.
Board Meeting 4/14/2010 9:00 A. M.
Board Meeting 5/12/2010 9:00 A. M.
Board Meeting 6/16/2010 9:00 A. M.
Board Meeting 7/14/2010 9:00 A. M.
Board Meeting 8/11/2010 9:00 A. M.
Board Meeting 9/15/2010 9:00 A. M.
Board Meeting 10/13/2010 9:00 A. M.
Board Meeting 11/10/2010 9:00 A. M.
Board Meeting 12/15/2010 9:00 A. M.

Pursuant to the provisions of the
Americans with Disabilities Act, any
person requiring special accommodation
to participate in these proceedings
should contact the District at (561)
996-2940 at least five (5) days prior
to the date of the proceeding.

Dated this 17th day of December, 2009.

BY ORDER OF THE
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF THE
PAHOKEE WATER CONTROL DISTRICT


NOTICE OF MEETINGS
SOUTH SHORE DRAINAGE
DISTRICT

South Shore Drainage District Board
Meetings will be held at the District Office
located at 2832 N. Main Street, Belle
Glade, Florida 33430 on the following


dates and time:

MEETING
Board Meeting
Board Meeting
Landowner Mtg.
Board Meeting
Board Meeting
Board Meeting
Board Meeting
Board Meeting
Board Meeting
Board Meeting
Board Meeting
Board Meeting
Board Meeting


DATE
1/13/2010
2/10/2010
3/10/2010
3/10/2010
4/14/2010
5/12/2010
6/16/2010
7/14/2010
8/11/2010
9/15/2010


TIME
10:30 A. M.
10:30 A. M.
10:30 A. M.
Following LO
10:30 A. M.
10:30 A. M.
10:30 A. M.
10:30 A. M.
10:30 A. M.
10:30 A. M.


10/13/2010 10:30 A. M.
11/10/2010 10:30 A. M.
12/15/2010 10:30 A. M.


Pursuant to the provisions of the
Americans with Disabilities Act, any per-
son requiring special accommodation to
participate in these proceedings should
contact the District at (561) 996-2940 at
least five (5) days prior to the date of the
proceeding.

Dated this 17th day of December, 2009.

BY ORDER OF THE
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF THE
SOUTH SHORE DRAINAGE DISTRICT


NOTICE OF MEETINGS
SOUTH FLORIDA
CONSERVANCY DISTRICT

South Florida Conservancy District Board
Meetings will be held at the District Office
located at 2832 N. Main Street, Belle
Glade, Florida 33430 on the following
dates and time:

MEETING DATE TIME
Board Meeting 1/13/2010 11:00 A. M.
Board Meeting 2/10/2010 11:00 A. M.
Landowner Mtg. 3/10/2010 11:00 A. M.
Board Meeting 3/10/2010 Following LO
Board Meeting 4/14/2010 11:00 A. M.
Board Meeting 5/12/2010 11:00 A. M.
Board Meeting 6/16/2010 11:00 A. M.
Board Meeting 7/14/2010 11:00 A. M.
Board Meeting 8/11/2010 11:00 A. M.
Board Meeting 9/15/2010 11:00 A. M.
Board Meeting 10/13/2010 11:00 A. M.
Board Meeting 11/10/2010 11:00 A. M.
Board Meeting 12/15/2010 11:00 A. M.

Pursuant to the provisions of the
Americans with Disabilities Act, any per-
son requiring special accommodation to
participate in these proceedings should
contact the District at (561) 996-2940 at
least five (5) days prior to the date of the
proceeding.

Dated this 17th day of December, 2009.

BY ORDER OF THE
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF THE
SOUTH FLORIDA CONSERVANCY
DISTRICT


NOTICE OF MEETINGS
CLEWISTON DRAINAGE
DISTRICT

Clewiston Drainage District Board
Meetings will be held at the District Office
located at 350 W. Arroyo Avenue,
Clewiston, Florida, 33440 on the following
dates and time:

MEETING DATE TIME
Board Meeting 1/13/2010 2:00 P.M.
Board Meeting 2/10/2010 2:00 P.M.
Board Meeting 3/10/2010 2:00 P.M.
Board Meeting 4/14/2010 2:00 P.M.
Board Meeting 5/12/2010 2:00 P.M.
Board Meeting 6/16/2010 2:00 P.M.
Landowner Mtg. 7/14/2010 2:00 P.M.
Board Meeting 7/14/2010 Following LO
Board Meeting 8/11/2010 2:00 P.M.
Board Meeting 9/15/2010 2:00 P.M.
Board Meeting 10/13/2010 2:00 PM.
Board Meeting 11/10/2010 2:00 PM.
Board Meeting 12/15/2010 2:00 PM.

Pursuant to the provisions of the
Americans with Disabilities Act, any per-
son requiring special accommodation to
participate in these proceedings should
contact the District at (561) 996-2940 at
least five (5) days prior to the date of the
proceeding.

Dated this 17th day of December, 2009.

BY ORDER OF THE
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF THE
CLEWISTON DRAINAGE DISTRICT


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,.Piano recital

:.. .. .... DiPofi's Piano Studio held its 2nd An-
nual Christmas Recital at Carlson Me-
morial United Methodist Church on
Saturday, Dec. 12, 2009. The students
are instructed by Mrs. Leslie DiPofi,
.- proprietor of the studio. Members of
the group include: Amanda Higgin-
botham, Emma Bridwell, Maura Lofton,
Daniel DiPofi, Emily Higginbotham,
Madelyon Lofton, Suzanna Talada, Isa-
iah Asbed, Montana Wilkins, Stephen
Howard and Mark Sloan. Not pictured:
1Lisa Andrews.


NOTICE OF MEETINGS

EAST BEACH WATER

CONTROL DISTRICT


East Beach Water Control District Board
Meetings will be held at the District Office
located at 2832 N. Main Street, Belle
Glade, Florida, 33430 on the following


dates and time:


MEETING
Board Meeting
Board Meeting
Board Meeting
Board Meeting
Board Meeting
Board Meeting
Board Meeting
Board Meeting
Landowner Mtg.
Board Meeting
Board Meeting
Board Meeting
Board Meeting


DATE
1/13/2010
2/10/2010
3/10/2010
4/14/2010
5/12/2010
6/16/2010
7/14/2010
8/11/2010
9/15/2010


TIME
8:00 A. M.
8:00 A. M.
8:00 A. M.
8:00 A. M.
8:00 A. M.
8:00 A. M.
8:00 A. M.
8:00 A. M.
8:00 A. M.


9/15/2010 Following LO
10/13/2010 8:00 A.M.
11/10/2010 8:00 A.M.
12/15/2010 8:00 A. M.


Pursuant to the provisions of the
Americans with Disabilities Act, any per-
son requiring special accommodation to
participate in these proceedings should
contact the District at (561) 996-2940 at
least five (5) days prior to the date of the
proceeding.


Dated this 16th day of December, 2009.


BY ORDER OF THE
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF THE
EAST BEACH WATER CONTROL DISTRICT



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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
IN AND FOR HENDRY
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 2009-000823-CA
U.S. BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIA-
TION, AS SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE TO
BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. AS SUCCES-
SOR BY MERGER TO LASALLE BANK
N.A., AS TRUSTEE FOR MERRILL
LYNCH FIRST FRANKLIN MORTGAGE
LOAN TRUST, MORTGAGE LOAN AS-
SET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES
2007-1
Plaintiff
vs.
AARON HAND AKA AARON M. HAND;
SHERRY HANDY; MORTGAGE ELEC-
TRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS,
INC., AS NOMINEE FOR FIRST
FRANKLIN FINANCIAL CORR, AN
OR SUB. OF MLB&T CO., FSB and
any unknown heirs, devisees, grant-
ees, creditors, and other unknown
persons or unknown spouses claim-
ing by, through and under any of the
above-named Defendants,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE is hereby given that the
undersigned Clerk of the Circuit
Court of Hendry County, Florida, will
on the 6th day of January, 2010, at
11:00 o'clock A,M, at the Front of
the Office of the Clerk of the Circuit
Court in the Hendry County Court-
house, being the 2nd Floor Hallway
of the Hendry County Courthouse
Building, LaBelle, Forida, offer for
sale and sell at public outcry to the
highest and best bidder for cash, the
following descnbed property situate
in Hendry County, Flonda:
LOT 8, QUAL RUN SUBDIVI-
SION, A RESUBDIVISION OF
CALOOSA ESTATES, UNIT 7,
unrecorded, as per plat there-
of, as recorded in Plat Book 6,
Page 120 and 121, of the Pub-
lic Records of Hendry County,
Florida.
pursuant to the Rnal Judgment en-
tered in a case pending in said
Court, the style of which is indicated
above.
Any person or entity claiming an
interest in the surplus, if any, result-
ing from the foreclosure sale, other
than the property owner as of the
date of the Lis Pendens, must file a
claim on same with the Clerk of
Court within 60 days after the fore-
closure sale.
WITNESS my hand and official
seal of said Court this 15th day of
December 2009.
If you are a person with a
disability who needs any accom-
modation in order to participate
in this proceeding, you are enti-
tled, at no cost to you, to the
provision of certain assistance.
Please contact the Deputy Court
Administrator who office is lo-
cated at Hendry County Court-
house, 125 Pratt Blvd, LaBelle,
Florida 33935 and whose phone
number is (941)675-5217, with-
in 2 working days of your re-
ceipt of this Notice; if you are
hearing or voice impaired, call
1-800-955-8771
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By: /s/ S. Miller
Deputy Clerk
ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF
Emily Jane Hansen
butler & Hosch, PA.
3185 S. Conway Rd., Ste. E
Orlando, Florida 32812
(407)381-5200
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 26-2008-CA-000286
WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. AS
TRUSTEE FOR FIRST FRANKLIN
MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST 2006-
FFA7, MORTGAGE PASS CER-
TIFICATES, SERIES 2006-FF17
Plaintiff,
vs.
CHERYL M. ROSARIO, et al,
Defendantss.
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursu-
ant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage
Foreclosure dated November 13,
2009 and entered in Case No.
26-2008-CA-000286 of the Circuit
Court of the TWENTIETH Judicial
Circuit in and for HENDRY County,
Flonda wherein WELLS FARGO
BANK, N.A. AS TRUSTEE FOR FIRST
FRANKLIN MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST
2006-FF17, MORTGAGE PASS CER-
TIFICATES, SERIES 2006-FF17, is
the Plaintiff and CHERYL M. ROSA-
RIO; GREG ROSARIO; ANY AND ALL
UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST
THE HEREIN NMAED INDIVIDUAL
DEFENDANTS) WHO ARE NOT
KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE,
WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PAR-
TIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS
SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANT-
EES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS, are the
Defendants, I will sell to the highest
and best bidder for cash at IN
FRONT OF THE OFFICE OF THE
CLERK OF THE COURT, BEING THE
SECOND FLOOR HALLWAY OF THE
HENDRY COUNTY ADMINISTRATION
BUILDING CORNER OF HIGHWAY 80
AND 29TH SOUTH, LABELLE, FLORI-
DA at 11:00AM, on the 13th day of
Jan., 2010, the following described
property as set forth in said Rnal
Judgment:
LOT 18, BLOCK 1, PORT LABELLE-
HOLIDAY PARK, ACCORDING TO
THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF, AS
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4,
PAGE 3, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY,
FLORIDA
A/K/A 2007 MARINER COURT,
LABELLE, FL 33935
Any person claiming an interest in
the surplus fmm the sale, if any,
other than the property owner as of
the date of the Lis Pendens must file
a claim within sixty (60) days after
the sale.
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal
of this Court on Dec. 14th, 2009.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ D. HAMMOND
Deputy Clerk
Flonda Default Law Group, RL.
RO. Box 25018
Tampa, Flonda 33622-5018
F08020520
**See Americans with
Disabilities Act In accordance
with the Americans with
Disabilities Act, persons needing
special accommodation to par-
ticipate in this proceeding
should contact the Deputy Court
Administrator whose office is lo-
cated at Lee County Justice Cen-
ter Room 3112, 1700 Monroe
Street, Fort Myers, Florida
33901, telephone number
(813) 335-2299; 1-800,-
955-877/ (TDD), or
1-800-955-8770 (v), via Florida
Relay Service, not later than
seven (7) days prior to the pro-
ceeding.
341982 CN 12/24,31/09


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 26-2009-CA-000472
BANK OF AMERICA, N.A.,
Paintiff,
vs.
JOSE P. VELASQUEZ SR. A/K/A
JOSE P. VELASQUEZ, et al,
Defendantss.
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursu-
ant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage
Foreclosure dated November 13,
2009 and entered in Case No.
26-2009-CA-000472 of the Circuit
Court of the TWENTIETH Judicial
Circuit in and for HENDRY County,
Forida wherein BANK OF AMERICA,
N.A.,, is the Plainff and JOSE P VE-
LASQUEZ, SR. A/K/A JOSE P VELAS-
QUEZ; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
JOSE P VELASQUEZ SR. A/K/A JOSE
P VELASQUEZ N/K/A LUPE RODRI-
GUEZ; are the Defendants, I will sell
to the highest and best bidder for
cash at IN FRONT OF THE OFFICE
OF THE CLERK OF THE COURT, BE-
ING THE SECOND FLOOR HALLWAY
OF THE HENDRY COUNTY ADMINIS-
TRATION BUILDING CORNER OF
HIGHWAY 80 AND 29TH SOUTH, LA-
BELLE, FLORIDA at 11:00AM, on the
6th day of Jan., 2010, the following
descnbed property as set forth in
said Final Judgment:
TRACT 373, THE SOUTHWEST 1/4
OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF THE
NORTHWEST 1/4 OF THE SOUTH-
EAST 1/4 OF SECTION 28, TOWN-
SHIP 43 SOUTH, RANGE 31 EAST,
HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA.
A/K/A 2001 PIONEER 20TH
STREET, CLEWISTON, FL 33440
Any person claiming an interest in
the surplus from the sale, if any,
other than the property owner as of
the date of the Lis Pendens must file
a claim within sixty (60) days after
the sale.
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal
of this Court on Dec. 16th, 2009.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ S. MILLER
Deputy Clerk
Florida Default Law Group, RL.
RO. Box 25018
Tampa, Florida 33622-5018
F09045077
*See Americans with Disabilities
Act In accordance with the
Americans with Disabilities Act,
persons needing special accom-
modation to participate in this
proceeding should contact the
Deputy Court Administrator
whose office is located at Lee
County Justice Center Room
3112, 1700 Monroe Street, Fort
Myers, Florida 33901, telephone
number (813) 335-2299;
1-800,- 955-877/ (TDD), or
1-800-955-8770 (v), via Florida
Relay Service, not later than
seven (7) days prior to the pro-
ceeding.
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURTOF
THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL
CIRCUITIN AND FOR
HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 2008-51-CA
HSBC BANK USA, NATIONAL AS-
SOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR
HOME EQUITY LOAN TRUST SE-
RIES ACE 2005-HE7,
Paintiff,
vs.
JUAN D. LOPEZ, et al,
Defendant(s).
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursu-
ant to a Fnal Judgment of Mortgage
Foreclosure dated November 13,
2009 and entered in Case No.
2008-51-CA of the Circuit Court of
the TWENTIETH Judicial Circuit in
and for HENDRY County, Florida
wherein HSBC BANK USA, NATION-
AL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR
HOME EQUITY LOAN TRUST SE-
RIES ACE 2005-HE7, is the Plaintiff
and JUAN D. LOPEZ; MARIA A. LO-
PEZ, MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REG-
ISTRATION SYSTEMS,
INCORPORATED, AS NOMINEE FOR
WELLS FARGO HOME MORTGAGE A
DIVISION OF WELLS FARGO BANK
NA; TENANT #1 N/K/A JORGE MAR-
TINEZ, and TENANT #2 N/K/A
DRACCLY RAMIREZ; are the Defen-
dants, I will sell to the highest and
best bidder for cash at IN FRONT OF
THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF THE
COURT, BEING THE SECOND FLOOR
HALLWAY OF THE HENDRY COUNTY
ADMINISTRATION BUILDING COR-
NER OF HIGHWAY 80 AND 29TH
SOUTH, LABELLE, FLORIDA at
11:00AM, on the 6th day of Jan.,
2010, the following descnbed prop-
erty as set forth in said Final Judg-
ment:
LOTS 11, BLOCK 2051, UNIT 2,
PORT LABELLE, ACCORDING TO
THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORD-
ED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGES 60
THROUGH 72, INCLUSIVE, PUB-
LIC RECORDS OF HENDRY
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
A/K/A 3041 E. BRIARWOOD CIR-
CLE, LABELLE, RFL 33935
Any person claiming an interest in
the surplus from the sale, if any,
other than the property owner as of
the date of the Lis Pendens must file
a claim within sixty (60) days after
the sale.
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal
of this Court on Dec. 16th, 2009.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ D. HAMMOND
Deputy Clerk
Flonda Default Law Group, PL.
RO. Box 25018
Tampa, Flonda 33622-5018
F07068309
*See Americans with Disabilities
Act In accordance with the
Americans with Disabilities Act,
persons needing special accom-
modation to participate in this
proceeding should contact the
Deputy Court Administrator
whose office is located at Lee
County Justice Center Room
3112, 1700 Monroe Street, Fort
Myers, Florida 33901, telephone
number (813) 335-2299;
1-800,- 955-877/ (TDD), or
1-800-955-8770 (v), via Florida
Relay Service, not later than
seven (7) days prior to the pro-
ceeding.
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 26-2009-CA-000470
BENEFICIAL FLORIDA INC.,
Plaintiff,
vs.
RALPH LIVINGSTON, et al,
Defendantss.
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursu-
ant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage
Foreclosure dated November 13,
2009 and entered in Case No.
26-2009-CA-000470 of the Circuit
Court of the TWENTIETH Judicial
Circuit in and for HENDRY County,
Flonda wherein BENEFICIAL FLORI-
DA INC., is the Plaintiff and RALPH
LIVINGSTON; ANY AND ALL UN-
KNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST
THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL
DEFENDANTS) WHO ARE NOT
KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE,
WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PAR-
TIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS
SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANT-
EES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; BEN-
FIFICAL FLORIDA, INC.; are the
Defendants, I will sell to the highest
and best bidder for cash at IN
FRONT OF THE OFFICE OF THE
CLERK OF THE COURT, BEING THE
SECOND FLOOR HALLWAY OF THE
HENDRY COUNTY ADMINISTRATION
BUILDING CORNER OF HIGHWAY 80
AND 29TH SOUTH, LABELLE, FLORI-
DA at 11:00AM, on the 13th day of
Jan., 2010, the following described
property as set forth in said Fnal
Judgment:
THE SOUTH 1/2 OF THE NORTH-
EAST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHEAST
1/4 OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF
THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF SEC-
TION 13, TOWNSHIP 44 SOUTH,
RANGE 32 EAST, HENDRY
COUNTY, FLORIDA, ALSO
KNOWN AS LOT 3719, MONTURA
RANCH ESTATES. TOGETHER
WITH THAT CERTAIN MOBILE
HOME LOCATED THEREON AS A
FIXTURE AND APPURTENANCE
THERETO, MOBILE HOME ID NO.
GDLCFL43804577
A/K/A 720 N KENNEL STREET
CLEWISTON, FL 33440
Any person claiming an interest in
the surplus from the sale, if any,
other than the property owner as of
the date of the Lis Pendens must file
a claim within sixty (60) days after
the sale.
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal
of this Court on Dec. 21st, 2009.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ S. MILLER
Deputy Clerk
Flonda Default Law Group, RL.
RO. Box 25018
Tampa, Flonda 33622-5018
F09045077
*See Americans with Disabilities
Act In accordance with the
Americans with Disabilities Act,
persons needing special accom-
modation to participate in this
proceeding should contact the
Deputy Court Administrator
whose office is located at Lee
County Justice Center Room
3112, 1700 Monroe Street, Fort
Myers, Florida 33901, telephone
number (813) 335-2299;
1-800,- 955-877/ (TDD), or
1-800-955-8770 (v), via Florida
Relay Service, not later than
seven (7) days prior to the pro-
ceeding.
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 26-2008-CA001289
INDYMAC FEDERAL BANK F.S.B.
F/K/A INDYMAC BANK F.S.B.,
Paintiff,
vs.
ALDEMAR GONAZLEZ, et al,
Defendant(s).
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursu-
ant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage
Foreclosure dated November 13,
2009 and entered in Case No.
26-2008-CA-001289 of the Circuit
Court of the TWENTIETH Judicial
Circuit in and for HENDRY County,
Florida wherein INDYMAC FEDERAL
BANK FS.B. F/K/A INDYMAC BANK
FS.B.,, is the Plaintiff and ALDEMAR
GONZALEZ is the Defendant, I will
sell to the highest and best bidder
for cash at IN FRONT OF THE OF-
FICE OF THE CLERK OF THE COURT,
BEING THE SECOND FLOOR HALL-
WAY OF THE HENDRY COUNTY AD-
MINISTRATION BUILDING CORNER
OF HIGHWAY 80 AND 29TH SOUTH,
LABELLE, FLORIDA at 11:00AM, on
the 13th day of Jan., 2010, the fol-
lowing descnbed property as set
forth in said Final Judgment:
THE SOUTH 1/2 OF THE
NORTHEAST 1/4 OF THE
SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF NORTH-
EAST 1/4 OF NORTHEAST 1/4
OF SECTION 27, TOWNSHIP 44
SOUTH, RANGE 32 EAST, HEND-
RY COUNTY, FLORIDA; SUBJECT
TO AN EASEMENT FOR AN AC-
CESS ROAD OVER THE EAST 30
FEET THEREOF; ALSO KNOWN
AS LOT 831, MONTURA RANCH
ESTATES.
A/K/A 160 SOUTH GRANJA
STREET, CLEWISTON, FL 33440
Any person claiming an interest in
the surplus from the sale, if any,
other than the property owner as of
the date of the Lis Pendens must file
a claim within sixty (60) days after
the sale.
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal
of this Court on Dec. 15th, 2009.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ D. HAMMOND
Deputy Clerk
Florida Default Law Group, RL.
RO. Box 25018
Tampa, Florida 33622-5018
FD8062826
**See Americans with
Disabilities Act In accordance
with the Americans with
Disabilities Act, persons needing
special accommodation to par-
ticipate in this proceeding
should contact the Deputy Court
Administrator whose office is lo-
cated at Lee County Justice Cen-
ter Room 3112, 1700 Monroe
Street, Fort Myers, Florida
33901, telephone number
(813) 335-2299; 1-800,-
955-877/ (TOD), or
1-800-955-8770 (v), via Florida
Relay Service, not later than
seven (7) days prior to the pro-
ceeding.
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 26-2009-CA-000371
DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL
TRUST COMPANY, AS INDEN-
TURE TRUSTEE UNDER THE IN-
DENTURE RELATING TO IMH
ASSETS CORPORATION, COL-
LATERALIZED ASSET-BACKED
BONDS, SERIES 2005-5
Plaintiff,
vs.
CARLOS A. MORALES, et al,
Defendantss.
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursu-
ant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage
Foreclosure dated November 13,
2009 and entered in Case No.
26-2009-CA-000371 of the Circuit
Court of the TWENTIETH Judicial
Circuit in and for HENDRY County,
Flonda wherein DEUTSCHE BANK
NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS IN-
DENTURE TRUSTEE UNDER THE IN-
DENTURE RELATING TO IMH
ASSETS CORPORATION, COLLATER-
ALIZED ASSET-BACKED BONDS, SE-
RIES 200505, is the Plaintiff and
CARLOS A. MORALES; THE UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF CARLOS A. MO-
RALES N/K/A MILEBY GEORGINA
PENA; are the Defendants, I will sell
to the highest and best bidder for
cash at IN FRONT OF THE OFFICE
OF THE CLERK OF THE COURT, BE-
ING THE SECOND FLOOR HALLWAY
OF THE HENDRY COUNTY ADMINIS-
TRATION BUILDING CORNER OF
HIGHWAY 80 AND 29TH SOUTH, LA-
BELLE, FLORIDA at 11:00AM, on the
6th day of Jan., 2010, the following
descnbed property as set forth in
said Final Judgment:
THE EAST ONE-HALF OF LOT 21
AND ALL OF LOTS 22, 23 AND 24,
IN BLOCK 15 OF THE GENERAL
PLAN OF CLEWISTON, FLORIDA,
AS REVISED SEPTEMBER 7, 1937,
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 2, PAGES 71-78, INCLU-
SIVE, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS
OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA.
A/K/A 640 EAST DEL MONTE
AVENUE, CLEWISTON, FL 33440
Any person claiming an interest in
the surplus fmm the sale, if any,
other than the pmperty owner as of
the date of the Lis Pendens must file
a claim within sixty (60) days after
the sale.
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal
of this Court on Dec. 14th, 2009.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ D. HAMMOND
Deputy Clerk
Flonda Default Law Group, RL.
RO. Box 25018
Tampa, Flonda 33622-5018
F09031739
**See Americans with
Disabilities Act In accordance
with the Americans with
Disabilities Act, persons needing
special accommodation to par-
ticipate in this proceeding
should contact the Deputy Court
Administrator whose office is lo-
cated at Lee County Justice Cen-
ter Room 3112, 1700 Monroe
Street, Fort Myers, Florida
33901, telephone number
(813) 335-2299; 1-800,-
955-877/ (TDD), or
1-800-955-8770 (v), via Florida
Relay Service, not later than
seven (7) days prior to the pro-
ceeding.
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IN THE CIRCUITCOURTOF
THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
HENDRY COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO. 2009-CA-000894
COLONIAL SAVINGS, FA.,
Plaintiff,
VS.
OSCAR A. LAINEZ A/K/A OSCAR
ARMANDO LAINEZ-ALVAREZ; THE
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF OSCAR A.
LAINEZ A/K/A OSCAR ARMANDO
LAINEZ-ALVAREZ; ANA C. LAI-
NEZ; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
ANA C. LAINEZ; IF LIVING, IN-
CLUDING ANY UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF SAID DEFENDANTSS,
IF REMARRIED, AND IF DE-
CEASED, THE RESPECTIVE UN-
KNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDI-
TORS, LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES,
AND ALL OTHER PERSONS
CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER
OR AGAINST THE NAMED DEFEN-
DANT(S); PORT LA BELLE UNIT
FOUR PROPERTY HOMEOWNER'S
ASSOCIATION, INC.; WHETHER
DISSOLVED OR PRESENTLY EX-
ISTING, TOGETHER WITH ANY
GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDI-
TORS, LIENORS, OR TRUSTEES
OF SAID DEFENDANTS) AND ALL
OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER, OR AGAINST
DEFENDANTSS; UNKNOWN TEN-
ANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2;
Defendants)
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that, pur-
suant to a Final Summary Judg-
ment of Foreclosure entered in
the above-styled cause, in the Cir-
cuit Court of HENDRY County,
Flonda, I will sell the property
situate in HENDRY County, Flon-
da, descnbed as:
LOT 13, BLOCK 2151, PORT
LABELLE UNIT 4, ACCORD-
ING TO THE PLAT THEREOF,
AS RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 3, PAGE 86, OF THE
PUBLIC RECORDS OF HEND-
RY COUNTY, FLORIDA.
A/K/A
4038 E. Sunflower Circle
Labelle, FL 33935
at public sale, to the highest and
best bidder, for cash, Clerk of the
Circuit Court in the Hendry County
Courthouse (being the second
floor hallway of the Hendry
County Courts Building), LaBelle,
FL 33935 at 11:00 AM, on Jan.
13, 2010.
DATED THIS 18th day of Dec.
2009.
Any person claiming an interest
in the surplus from the sale, if
any, other than the property own-
er as of the date of the lis pen-
dens, must file a claim within 60
days after the sale.
Witness, my hand and seal of
this court on the 18th day of Dec.
2009.
CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
SHARON ROBERTSON
By /S/ D. Hammond
Deputy Clerk
Law Offices of
Daniel C. Consuegra
9204 King Palm Drive
Tampa, FL 33619-1328
Attorneys for Plaintff
In accordance with the Americans
With Disabilities Act of 1990, per-
sons needing a special accommo-
dation to participate in this
proceeding should contact the
ASA Coordinator no later than
seven (7) days prior to the pro-
ceeding. If heanng impaired,
please call (800) 955-8771 (TDD)
or (800) 955-8770 (voice), via
Flonda Relay Service.
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURTOF
THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL
CIRCUITIN AND FOR
HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 26-2008-CA-000752
DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL
TRUST COMPANY, ON BEHALF
OF MORGAN STANLEY ABS
CAPITAL I INC. TRUST 2007-
NC1, MORTGAGE PASS-
THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SE-
RIES 2007-NC1
Plaintiff,
vs.
LAZARO F. FERNANDEZ, et al,
Defendant(s).
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursu-
ant to a Fnal Judgment of Mortgage
Foreclosure dated November 13,
2009 and entered in Case No.
26-2008-CA-000752 of the Circuit
Court of the TWENTIETH Judicial
Circuit in and for HENDRY County,
Flonda wherein DEUTSCHE BANK
NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, ON
BEHALF OF MORGAN STANLEY ABS
CAPITAL I INC. TRUST 2007-NC1,
MORTGAGE PASSTHROUGH CER-
TIFICATES, SERIES 2007-NC1, is the
Plaintiff and LAZARO F FERNANDEZ;
ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES
CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER,
AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED
INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANTS) WHO
ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR
ALIVE, WEHTHER SAID UNKNOWN
PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST
AS SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS;
TENANT #1 N/K/A GELSON PENA
are the Defendants, I will sell to the
highest and best bidder for cash at
IN FRONT OF THE OFFICE OF THE
CLERK OF THE COURT, BEING THE
SECOND FLOOR HALLWAY OF THE
HENDRY COUNTY ADMINISTRATION
BUILDING CORNER OF HIGHWAY 80
AND 29TH SOUTH, LABELLE, FLORI-
DA at 11:00AM, on the 6th day of
Jan., 2010, the following descnbed
property as set forth in said Final
Judgment:
LOTS 41, 42, 43 AND 44, BLOCK
417 OF GENERAL PLAN OF CLE-
WISTON, FLORIDA, ACCORDING
TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGES
71 THROUGH 78, INCLUSIVE, OF
THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HEND-
RY COUNTY, FLORIDA.
AKA 539 BOND STREET, CLEWIS-
TON, FL 33440
Any person claiming an interest in
the surplus from the sale, if any,
other than the property owner as of
the date of the Lis Pendens must file
a claim within sixty (60) days after
the sale.
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal
of this Court on Dec. 14th, 2009.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ D. HAMMOND
Deputy Clerk
Flonda Default Law Group, PL.
RO. Box 25018
Tampa, Flonda 33622-5018
F08046262
**See Americans with
Disabilities Act In accordance
with the Americans with
Disabilities Act, persons needing
special accommodation to par-
ticipate in this proceeding
should contact the Deputy Court
Administrator whose office is lo-
cated at Lee County Justice Cen-
ter Room 3112, 1700 Monroe
Street, Fort Myers, Florida
33901, telephone number
7813) 335-2299; 1-800,-
55-877/ (TDD), or
1-800-955-8770 (v), via Florida
Relay Service, not later than
seven (7) days prior to the pro-
ceeding.
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 26-2009-CA-000151
CHASE HOME FINANCE LLC,
Plaintiff,
vs.
BILLY D. FIELDS, et al,
Defendantss.
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursu-
ant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage
Foreclosure dated November 13,
2009 and entered in Case No.
26-2009-CA-000151 of the Circuit
Court of the TWENTIETH Judicial
Circuit in and for HENDRY County,
Flonda wherein CHASE HOME FI-
NANCE LLC, is the Plaintiff and BIL-
LY D. FIELDS; IMA JEAN FIELDS; are
the Defendants, I will sell to the
highest and best bidder for cash at
IN FRONT OF THE OFFICE OF THE
CLERK OF THE COURT, BEING THE
SECOND FLOOR HALLWAY OF THE
HENDRY COUNTY ADMINISTRATION
BUILDING CORNER OF HIGHWAY 80
AND 29TH SOUTH, LABELLE, FLORI-
DA at 11:00AM, on the 6th day of
Jan., 2010, the following described
property as set forth in said Fnal
Judgment:
LOT(S) 13 AND 14, BLOCK 376, OF
THE GENERAL PLAN OF CLEWIS-
TON, FLORIDA, AS REVISED SEP-
TEMBER 7, 1937, ACCORDING TO
THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE(S) 71
THROUGH 78, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY,
FLORIDA
A/K/A 204 S SAN GABRIEL STREET,
CLEWISTON, FL 334400000
Any person claiming an interest in
the surplus fmm the sale, if any,
other than the pmrope owner as of
the date of the Lis Pendens must file
a claim within sixty (60) days after
the sale.
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal
of this Court on Dec. 17th, 2009.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ S. MILLER
Deputy Clerk
Flonda Default Law Group, RL.
RO. Box 25018
Tampa, Flonda 33622-5018
F09010756
**See Americans with
Disabilities Act In accordance
with the Americans with
Disabilities Act, persons needing
special accommodation to par-
ticipate in this proceeding
should contact the Deputy Court
Administrator whose office is lo-
cated at Lee County Justice Cen-
ter Room 3112, 1700 Monroe
Street, Fort Myers, Florida
33901, telephone number
(813) 335-2299; 1-800,-
955-877/ (TDD), or
1-800-955-8770 (v), via Florida
Relay Service, not later than
seven (7) days prior to the pro-
ceeding.
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IN THE CIRCUITCOURTOF
THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 26-2008-CA-000205
WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A.
Plaintiff,
vs.
THOMAS R. HANDERHAN II, et
al,
Defendant(s).
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursu-
ant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage
Foreclosure dated November 13,
2009 and entered in Case No.
26-2008-CA-000205 of the Circuit
Court of the TWENTIETH Judicial
Circuit in and for HENDRY County,
Hornda wherein WELLS FARGO
BANK, N.A., is the Plaintiff and
THOMAS R. HANDERHAN II; THE
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF THOMAS R.
HANDERHAN II N/K/A GINA HANDE-
RHAN; PORT LABELLE UNIT FOUR
PROPERTY HOMEOWNER'S ASSO-
CIATION, INC.; are the Defendants,
I will sell to the highest and best
bidder for cash at IN FRONT OF THE
OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF THE
COURT, BEING THE SECOND FLOOR
HALLWAY OF THE HENDRY COUNTY
ADMINISTRATION BUILDING COR-
NER OF HIGHWAY 80 AND 29TH
SOUTH, LABELLE, FLORIDA at
11:00AM, on the 6th day of Jan.,
2010, the following descnbed prop-
erty as set forth in said Final Judg-
ment:
LOT 23, BLOCK 2155, ORT LABELLE
UNIT 4, ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 86, PUBLIC
RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY,
FLORIDA
AKA 4045 SCHOOL CIRCLE, LA-
BELLE, FL 33935
Any person claiming an interest in
the surplus from the sale, if any,
other than the property owner as of
the date of the Lis Pendens must file
a claim within sixty (60) days after
the sale.
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal
of this Court on Dec. 15th, 2009.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ D. HAMMOND
Deputy Clerk
Hornda Default Law Group, RL.
RO. Box 25018
Tampa, Horida 33622-5018
FO8013240
**See Americans with
Disabilities Act In accordance
with the Americans with
Disabilities Act, persons needing
special accommodation to par-
ticipate in this proceeding
should contact the Deputy Court
Administrator whose office is lo-
cated at Lee County Justice Cen-
ter Room 3112, 1700 Monroe
Street, Fort Myers, Florida
33901, telephone number
(813) 335-2299; 1-800,-
955-877/ (TDD), or
1-800-955-8770 (v), via Florida
Relay Service, not later than
seven (7) days prior to the pro-
ceeding.
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURTOF
THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL
CIRCUITIN AND FOR
HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 26-2008-CA-000611
WELLS FARGO BANK, NA,
Plaintiff,
vs.
MAHAMADOU M. SIDDO A/K/A
MAHAMADOU MOCTAR SIDDO,
etal,
Defendant(s).
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursu-
ant to a Fnal Judgment of Mortgage
Foreclosure dated November 13,
2009 and entered in Case No.
26-2008-CA-000611 of the Circuit
Court of the TWENTIETH Judicial
Circuit in and for HENDRY County,
Flonda wherein WELLS FARGO
BANK, NA, is the Plaintff and MA-
HAMADOU M. SIDDO A/K/A MA-
HAMADOU MOCTAR SIDDO; ANY
AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES
CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER,
AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED
INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANTS) WHO
ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR
ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN
PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST
AS SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS;
BANK OF AMERICA; COUNTRY VIL-
LAGE PROPERTY OWNERS' ASSO-
CIATION; are the Defendants, I will
sell to the highest and best bidder
for cash at IN FRONT OF THE OF-
FICE OF THE CLERK OF THE COURT,
BEING THE SECOND FLOOR HALL-
WAY OF THE HENDRY COUNTY AD-
MINISTRATION BUILDING CORNER
OF HIGHWAY 80 AND 29TH SOUTH,
LABELLE, FLORIDA at 11:00AM, on
the 13th day of Jan., 2010, the fol-
lowing described property as set
forth in said Final Judgment:
LOT 17, BLOCK 1, OF PORT LA-
BELLE HOLIDAY PARK, UNIT 1, A
SUBDIVISION ACCORDING TO
THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORD-
ED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 3, OF
THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HEND-
RY COUNTY, FLORIDA
A/K/A 2009 MARINER COURT, LA-
BELLE, FL 33935
Any person claiming an interest in
the surplus from the sale, if any,
other than the property owner as of
the date of the Lis Pendens must file
a claim within sixty (60) days after
the sale.
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal
of this Court on Dec. 16th, 2009.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ S. MILLER
Deputy Clerk
Flonda Default Law Group, PL.
P.O. Box 25018
Tampa, Flonda 33622-5018
F08047357
**See Americans with
Disabilities Act In accordance
with the Americans with
Disabilities Act, persons needing
special accommodation to par-
ticipate in this proceeding
should contact the Deputy Court
Administrator whose office is lo-
cated at Lee County Justice Cen-
ter Room 3112, 1700 Monroe
Street, Fort Myers, Florida
33901, telephone number
(813) 335-2299; 1-800,-
955-877/ (TDD), or
1-800-955-8770 (v), via Florida
Relay Service, not later than
seven (7) days prior to the pro-
ceeding.
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 26-2008-CA-001273
INDYMAC FEDERAL BANK FSB,
Plaintiff,
vs.
JEFFERY SHEARER, et al,
Defendantss.
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursu-
ant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage
Foreclosure dated November 13,
2009 and entered in Case No.
26-2008-CA-001273 of the Circuit
Court of the TWENTIETH Judicial
Circuit in and for HENDRY County,
Flonda wherein INDYMAC FEDERAL
BANK FSB, is the Plaintiff and JEF-
FERY SHEARER; TRACY A. SHEAR-
ER; are the Defendants, I will sell to
the highest and best bidder for cash
at IN FRONT OF THE OFFICE OF
THE CLERK OF THE COURT, BEING
THE SECOND FLOOR HALLWAY OF
THE HENDRY COUNTY ADMINIS-
TRATION BUILDING CORNER OF
HIGHWAY 80 AND 29TH SOUTH, LA-
BELLE, FLORIDA at 11:00AM, on the
6th day of Jan., 2010, the following
descnbed property as set forth in
said Fnal Judgment:
LOT 24 AND THE NORTH 25 FEET
OF LOT 23, BLOCK 4, OF LABELLE
PARK SUBDIVISION, ACCORD-
ING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1,
PAGE 25, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY,
FLORIDA.


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 26-2009-CA-000586
JPMORGAN CHASE BANK N.A.,
Plaintiff,
vs.
ARABIS J. PINEDA A/K/A JESUS
ENRIQUE PINEDA ARABIS, et al,
Defendantss.
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursu-
ant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage
Foreclosure dated November 13,
2009 and entered in Case No.
26-2009-CA-000586 of the Circuit
Court of the TWENTIETH Judicial
Circuit in and for HENDRY County,
Hornda wherein JPMORGAN CHASE
BANK N.A.,, is the Plaintiff and ARA-
BIS J. PINEDA A/K/A JESUS EN-
RIQUE PINEDA ARABIS; JPMORGAN
CHASE BANK, N.A.; are the Defen-
dants, I will sell to the highest and
best bidder for cash at IN FRONT OF
THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF THE
COURT, BEING THE SECOND FLOOR
HALLWAY OF THE HENDRY COUNTY
ADMINISTRATION BUILDING COR-
NER OF HIGHWAY 80 AND 29TH
SOUTH, LABELLE, FLORIDA at
11:00AM, on the 13th day of Jan.,
2010, the following descnbed prop-
erty as set forth in said Final Judg-
ment:
LOT 7, BLOCK 2324, PORT LABELLE
UNIT 9, AS PER THEREOF, RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE
144, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS
OF HENDRY COUNTY.


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BELLE, FL 33935 LABELLE, FL 339350000


Any person claiming an interest in
the surplus from the sale, if any,
other than the property owner as of
the date of the Lis Pendens must file
a claim within sixty (60) days after
the sale.
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal
of this Court on Dec. 16th, 2009.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ S. MILLER
Deputy Clerk
Flonda Default Law Group, RL.
RO. Box 25018
Tampa, Flonda 33622-5018
F08101504
**See Americans with
Disabilities Act In accordance
with the Americans with
Disabilities Act, persons needing
special accommodation to par-
ticipate in this proceeding
should contact the Deputy Court
Administrator whose office is lo-
cated at Lee County Justice Cen-
ter Room 3112, 1700 Monroe
Street, Fort Myers, Florida
33901, telephone number
(813) 335-2299; 1-800,-
955-877/ (TDD), or
1-800-955-8770 (v), via Florida
Relay Service, not later than
seven (7) days prior to the pro-
ceeding.
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Any person claiming an interest in
the surplus from the sale, if any,
other than the property owner as of
the date of the Lis Pendens must file
a claim within sixty (60) days after
the sale.
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal
of this Court on Dec. 16th, 2009.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ D. HAMMOND
Deputy Clerk
Hornda Default Law Group, RL.
RO. Box 25018
Tampa, Hornda 33622-5018
F09053570
**See Americans with
Disabilities Act In accordance
with the Americans with
Disabilities Act, persons needing
special accommodation to par-
ticipate in this proceeding
should contact the Deputy Court
Administrator whose office is lo-
cated at Lee County Justice Cen-
ter Room 3112, 1700 Monroe
Street, Fort Myers, Florida
33901, telephone number
(813) 335-2299; 1-800,-
955-877/ (TDD), or
1-800-955-8770 (v), via Florida
Relay Service, not later than
seven (7) days prior to the pro-
ceeding.
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December 31, 2009


CFO Sink: Fire safety tips for the holidays


TALLAHASSEE Florida CFO and State
Fire Marshal Alex Sink today announced
precautions to take this holiday season, en-
couraging Floridians to protect themselves
and their families with proactive fire safety
measures. Each year fires occurring during
the holiday season claim the lives of over
400 Americans, injure 1,650 more, and
cause over $990 million in damage accord-
ing to the U.S. Fire Administration.
To view a video of CFO Sink's comrn-


ments from her press conference on holiday
fire safety, visit: http://www.youtube.conm/
watch?v= pRFv2C30HVU.
-- Dry Christmas trees are dangerous fire
hazards -- make sure you buy a fresh tree
with needles that are green and hard to pull
back from the branches.
-- Do not place your tree close to a heat
source, including a fireplace or heat vent.
The heat will dry out the tree, causing it to be
more easily ignited by heat, flame or sparks.


-- Do not put your live tree up too early or
leave it up for longer than two weeks, and
make sure you keep the tree stand filled with
water at all times.
-- Inspect holiday lights each year for
frayed wires, bare spots, gaps in the insula-
tion, broken or cracked sockets, and exces-
sive kinking or wear before putting them
up.
-- Do not overload electrical outlets or link
more than three light strands. Make sure to


periodically check the wires they should
not be warm to the touch.
-- All decorations should be nonflam-
mable or flame-retardant and placed away
from heat vents.
-- Avoid using lit candles, but if you do
use them, make sure they are in stable hold-
ers and place them where they cannot be
easily knocked down.
-- Never put lit candles on a tree or leave
lit candles unattended.


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 26-2009-CA-000677
JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NA-
TIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS SU-
CESSOR IN INTEREST TO
WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK,
FORMERLY KNOWN AS WASH-
INGTON MUTUAL BANK, FA
Plaintiff,
vs.
JAMES LUCHS JR., etal,
Defendantss.
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursu-
ant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage
Foreclosure dated November 13,
2009 and entered in Case No.
26-2009-CA-000677 of the Circuit
Court of the TWENTIETH Judicial
Circuit in and for HENDRY County,
Flonda wherein JPMORGAN CHASE
BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS
SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO
WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, FOR-
MERLY KNOWN AS WASHINGTON
MUTUAL BANK, FA, is the Paintiff
and JAMES LUCHS JR.; THE UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF JAMES LUCHS
JR. N/K/A JEANETTE LUCHS; RALPH
COCHRAN; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF RALPH COCHRAN N/K/A LINDA
COCHRAN; are the Defendants, I will
sell to the highest and best bidder
for cash at IN FRONT OF THE OF-
FICE OF THE CLERK OF THE COURT,
BEING THE SECOND FLOOR HALL-
WAY OF THE HENDRY COUNTY AD-
MINISTRATION BUILDING CORNER
OF HIGHWAY 80 AND 29TH SOUTH,
LABELLE, FLORIDA at 11:00AM, on
the 6th day of Jan., 2010, the fol-
lowing descnbed property as set
forth in said Final Judgment:
LOT 10, BLOCK 2139, UNIT 3, PORT
LABELLE, A SUBDIVISION AC-
CORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF
AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3,
PAGE 73, PUBLIC RECORDS OF
HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA.
A/K/A 5006 WILDGOOSE CIRCLE,
LABELLE, FL 33935
Any person claiming an interest in
the surplus from the sale, if any,
other than the property owner as of
the date of the Lis Pendens must file
a claim within sixty (60) days after
the sale.
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal
of this Court on Dec. 17th, 2009.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ D. HAMMOND
Deputy Clerk
Flonda Default Law Group, RL.
RO. Box 25018
Tampa, Flonda 33622-5018
FO09066550
*See Americans with Disabilities
Act In accordance with the
Americans with Disabilities Act,
persons needing special accom-
modation to participate in this
proceeding should contact the
Deputy Court Administrator
whose office is located at Lee
County Justice Center Room
3112, 1700 Monroe Street, Fort
Myers, Florida 33901, telephone
number (813) 335-2299;
1-800,- 955-877/ (TDD), or
1-800-955-8770 (v), via Florida
Relay Service, not later than
seven (7) days prior to the pro-
ceeding.
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 26-2009-CA-000813
BANK OF AMERICA, N.A.,
Paintiff,
vs.
RICHARD LUE A/K/A TENN
FOOK LUE, et al,
Defendant(s).
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursu-
ant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage
Foreclosure dated November 13,
2009 and entered in Case No.
26-2009-CA-000813 of the Circuit
Court of the TWENTIETH Judicial
Circuit in and for HENDRY County,
Honda wherein BANK OF AMERICA,
N.A.,, is the Plaintiff and RICHARD
LUE A/K/A TENN FOOK LUE; are the
Defendants, I will sell to the highest
and best bidder for cash at IN
FRONT OF THE OFFICE OF THE
CLERK OF THE COURT, BEING THE
SECOND FLOOR HALLWAY OF THE
HENDRY COUNTY ADMINISTRATION
BUILDING CORNER OF HIGHWAY 80
AND 29TH SOUTH, LABELLE, FLORI-
DA at 11:00AM, on the 6th day of
Jan., 2010, the following described
property as set forth in said Final
judgment:
LOT 2, BLOCK 2131, OF PORT LA-
BELLE, UNIT 3, A SUBDIVISION,
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 3, PAGE 73 OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
A/K/A 5004 SPINNAKER ROAD, LA-
BELLE, FL 33935
Any person claiming an interest in
the surplus from the sale, if any,
other than the property owner as of
the date of the Lis Pendens must file
a claim within sixty (60) days after
the sale.
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal
of this Court on Dec. 16th, 2009.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ D. HAMMOND
Deputy Clerk
Honda Default Law Group, RL.
RO. Box 25018
Tampa, Honda 33622-5018
FO9058920
*See Americans with Disabilities
Act In accordance with the
Americans with Disabilities Act,
persons needing special accom-
modation to participate in this
proceeding should contact the
Deputy Court Administrator
whose office is located at Lee
County Justice Center Room
3112, 1700 Monroe Street, Fort
Myers, Florida 33901, telephone
number (813) 335-2299;
1-800,- 955-877/ (TDD), or
1-800-955-8770 (v), via Florida
Relay Service, not later than
seven (7) days prior to the pro-
ceeding.
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURTOF
THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL
CIRCUITIN AND FOR
HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 26-2009-CA-000394
SUNTRUST MORTGAGE, INC.,
Paintiff,
vs.
SETH HOWARD, et al,
Defendant(s).
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursu-
ant to a Rnal Judgment of Mortgage
Foreclosure dated November 13,
2009 and entered in Case No.
26-2009-CA-000394 of the Circuit
Court of the TWENTIETH Judicial
Circuit in and for HENDRY County,
Flonda wherein SUNTRUST MORT-
GAGE, INC.,, is the Plaintff and
SETH HOWARD; FELICIA HOWARD;
ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES
CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER,
AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED
INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANTS) WHO
ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR
ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN
PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST
AS SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS;
MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGIS-
TRATION SYSTEMS INCORPORATED
AS NOMINEE FOR SUNTRUST
MORTGAGE, INC.; are the Defen-
dants, I will sell to the highest and
best bidder for cash at IN FRONT OF
THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF THE
COURT, BEING THE SECOND FLOOR
HALLWAY OF THE HENDRY COUNTY
ADMINISTRATION BUILDING COR-
NER OF HIGHWAY 80 AND 29TH
SOUTH, LABELLE, FLORIDA at
11:00AM, on the 13th day of Jan.,
2010, the following descnbed prop-
erty as set forth in said Final Judg-
ment:
LOT 1, BLOCK 2086 OF PORT LA-
BELLE, UNIT 2, RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 3, PAGES 60
THROUGH 72, INCLUSIVE OF THE
PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
A/K/A 3047 S. BEECHWOOD CIR-
CLE, LABELLE, FL 33935
Any person claiming an interest in
the surplus from the sale, if any,
other than the property owner as of
the date of the Lis Pendens must file
a claim within sixty (60) days after
the sale.
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal
of this Court on Dec. 17th, 2009.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ D. HAMMOND
Deputy Clerk
Flonda Default Law Group, PL.
RO. Box 25018
Tampa, Flonda 33622-5018
F09034332
*See Americans with Disabilities
Act In accordance with the
Americans with Disabilities Act,
persons needing special accom-
modation to participate in this
proceeding should contact the
Deputy Court Administrator
whose office is located at Lee
County Justice Center Room
3112, 1700 Monroe Street, Fort
Myers, Florida 33901, telephone
number (813) 335-2299;
1-800,- 955-877/ (TDD), or
1-800-955-8770 (v), via Florida
Relay Service, not later than
seven (7) days prior to the pro-
ceeding.
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 26-2009-CA-000437
U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIA-
TION, AS TRUSTEE FOR J.P.
MORGAN MORTGAGE ACQUISI-
TION TRUST 2006-CH2, ASSET
BACKED PASS-THROUGH CER-
TIFICATES, SERIES 2006-CH2,
Plaintiff,
vs.
WILLIAM DOUGLAS RUSSELL
A/K/A DOUGLAS RUSSELL, et al,
Defendantss.
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursu-
ant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage
Foreclosure dated November 13,
2009 and entered in Case No.
26-2009-CA-000437 of the Circuit
Court of the TWENTIETH Judicial
Circuit in and for HENDRY County,
Flonda wherein U.S. BANK NATION-
AL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR
J.R MORGAN MORTGAGE ACQUISI-
TION TRUST 2006-CH2, ASSET
BACKED PASS-RHROUGH CERTIFI-
CATES, SERIES 2006-CH2, is the
Plaintiff and WILLIAM DOUGLAS
RUSSELL A/K/A DOUGLAS RUSSELL;
WANDA SUE RUSSELL; PORT LA-
BELLE UNIT FOUR PROPERTY
HOMEOWNER'S ASSOCIATION,
INC.;; are the Defendants, I will sell
to the highest and best bidder for
cash at IN FRONT OF THE OFFICE
OF THE CLERK OF THE COURT, BE-
ING THE SECOND FLOOR HALLWAY
OF THE HENDRY COUNTY ADMINIS-
TRATION BUILDING CORNER OF
HIGHWAY 80 AND 29TH SOUTH, LA-
BELLE, FLORIDA at 11:00AM, on the
6th day of Jan., 2010, the following
descnbed property as set forth in
said Rnal Judgment:
LOT 12, BLOCK 2155, UNIT 4, PORT
LABELLE, A SUBDIVISION AC-
CORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF
AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3,
PAGE 86, PUBLIC RECORDS OF
HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA.
A/K/A 4023 SCHOOL CIRCLE, LA-
BELLE, FL 33935
Any person claiming an interest in
the surplus from the sale, if any,
other than the property owner as of
the date of the Lis Pendens must file
a claim within sixty (60) days after
the sale.
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal
of this Court on Dec. 16th, 2009.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ S. MILLER
Deputy Clerk
Flonda Default Law Group, RL.
RO. Box 25018
Tampa, Flonda 33622-5018
F09043305
**See Americans with
Disabilities Act In accordance
with the Americans with
Disabilities Act, persons needing
special accommodation to par-
ticipate in this proceeding
should contact the Deputy Court
Administrator whose office is lo-
cated at Lee County Justice Cen-
ter Room 3112, 1700 Monroe
Street, Fort Myers, Florida
33901, telephone number
(813) 335-2299; 1-800,-
955-877/ (TDD), or
1-800-955-8770 (v), via Florida
Relay Service, not later than
seven (7) days prior to the pro-
ceeding.
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
20TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN
AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO. 26-2009-CA-000707
NEWEST BANK, FSB, AS SUCCERS-
SOR IN INTEREST TO INDYMAC
FEDERAL BANK, FSB, SUCCESSOR
IN INTEREST TO INDYMAC BANK,
FS.B.
Plaintiff
vs
BOBBI L. SEAY; UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF BOBBI L. SEAY; COUNTRY VIL-
LAGE PROPERTY OWNERS' ASSO-
CIATION, INC.; UNKNOWN
PERSONS) IN POSSESSION OF THE
SUBJECT PROPERTY;
Defendants
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursu-
ant to a Rnal Judgment of Foreclo-
sure dated Dec. 10, 2009, and
entered in Case No. 26-2009-
CA-000707, of the Circuit Court of
the 20th Judicial Circuit in and for
HENDRY County, Flonda. NEWEST
BANK, FSB, AS SUCCESSOR IN IN-
TEREST TO INDYMAC FEDERAL
BANK, FSB, SUCCESSOR IN INTER-
EST TO INDYMAC BANK, FS.B. is
Paintiff and BOBBI L. SEAY; UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF BOBBI L. SEAY;
UNKNOWN PERSONS) IN POSSES-
SION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY;
COUNTRY VILLAGE PROPERTY
OWNERS' ASSOCIATION, INC.; are
defendants. I will sell to the highest
and best bidder for cash at 2ND
FLOOR HALLWAY, IN FRONT OF OF-
FICE OF CLERK OF COURTS, AD-
MINISTARTION BLDG, HENDRY CO.
COURTHOUSE, AT 25 EAST HICK-
POCHEE, LABELLE IN HENDRY
COUNTY, FLORIDA, at 11:00 a.m.
on the 13th day of Jan., 2010, the
following describedproperty as set
forth in said Final Judgment, to wit:
LOT 6, BLOCK 6, OF PORT LA-
BELLE HOLIDAY PARK, UNIT 1,
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF AS RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 3, PUBLIC
RECORDS OF HENDRY
COUNTY, FLORIDA
A person claiming an interest in the
surplus from the sale, if any, other
than the property owner as of the
date of the is pendens must file a
claim with 60 days after the sale.
Dated this 15th day of Dec, 2009
BARBARA S. BUTLER
As Clerk of Said Court
By /s/ D. HAMMOND
As Deputy Clerk
This notice is provided pursuant to
Administrative Order No. 2.065.
In accordance with the Amencans
with Disabilities Act, If you are a
person with a disability who needs
any accommodabon in order to par-
ticipate in this proceeding, you are
entitled, at no cost to you, to pmvi-
sions of certain assistance. Please
contact the Court Administrator at
25 East Hickpochee, La Belle, FL
33935, Phone No. (941)335-2299
within 2 working days of your receipt
of this notice or pleading; if you are
heanng impaired, call
1-800-955-8771 (TDD); if you are
voice impaired, call 1-800-995-8770
(V)( Via Flonda Relay Services)
Kahane & Associates, PA.
8201 Peters Road, Ste. 3000
Plantation, FL 33324
Phone: 954-382-3486
Fax : 954-382-5380
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S. INDUSTRIAL LOOP, LABELLE, FL
33935, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of
the Florida Statutes. TIMS TOWING &
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or reject any and/or all bids.
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
20th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
HENDRY COUNTY
Case #: 2009-CA-000743
JPMorgan Chase Bank,
National Association,
Plaintiff,
-VS.-
Joanne Gonzalez,
Defendant(s)
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant
to an Order of Final Judgment of
Foreclosure dated December 10,
2009, entered in Civil Case No.
2009-CA-000743 of the Circuit Court
of the 20th Judicial Circuit in and for
Hendry County, Flonda, wherein
HPMorgan Chase Bank, National As-
sociation, Plaintiff and Joanne Gon-
zalez are defendantss, I will sell to
the highest and best bidder for cash,
IN FRONT OF THE OFFICE OF THE
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT IN
THE HENDRY COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, (BEING THE 2ND FLOOR
HALLWAY OF THE HENDRY COURTS
BUILDING), LABELLE, FLORIDA, AT
11:00 A.M. on January 13, 2010 the
following described property as set
forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit:
THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF THE
SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF THE NORTH-
WEST 1/4 OF THE NORTHWEST
1/4 OF SECTION 33, TOWNSHIP
43 SOUTH, RNAGE 31 EAST,
HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA A/K/A
LOT 268 PIONEER PLANTATION,
AN UNRECORDED SUBDIVISION.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN IN-
TEREST IN THE SURPLUSFROM
THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN
THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF
THE DATE OF THE US PENDENS
MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60
DAYS AFTER THE SALE.
IF YOU ARE A PERSON WITH A
DISABILITY WHO NEEDS ANY AC-
COMMODATION IN ORDER TO PAR-
TICIPATE IN THIS PROCEEDING,
YOU ARE ENTITLED, AT NO COST
TO YOU, TO THE PROVISION OF
CERTAIN ASSISTANCE. PLEASE
CONTACT HENDRY COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, 25 EAST HICKPOCHEE AVE-
NUE, LABELLE, FL 33935 WITHIN 2
WORKING DAYS OF YOUR RECEIPT
OF THIS NOTICE OF SALE: IF YOU
ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL:
1-800-955-8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE
IMPAIRED CALL: 1-800-955-8770
DATED at LABELLE, Florida, this
15th day of December, 2009.
BARBARA S. BUTLER
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
Hendry County, Florida
BY:/s/S. MILLER
DEPUTY CLERK
ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF:
SHAPIRO & FISHMAN, LLP
10004 North Dale Mabry Hwy
Suite 112
Tampa, Flonda 33618
09-143079
341911 CN 12/24,31/09


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GLADES
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 22-2009-CA-000172
WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A.
Plaintiff,
v.
ELEANOR HILSINGER, et al.
Defendants.
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: ELEANOR HILSINGER and
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ELEANOR
HILSINGER, and all unknown par-
bes claiming by, through, under
or against the above named De-
fendant, who is not known to be
dead or alive, whether said un-
known parties claim as heirs, de-
visees, grantees, assignees,
lienors, creditors, trustees, spous-
es, or other claimants
Current Residence Unknown, but
whose last known addresses
were:
515 North Baker Street,
Mount Vernon, VWashington 98273
807 Renn Drive
Moore Haven, Flonda 33471-2800
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an
action to foreclose a mortgage on
the following property in Glades
County, Flonda, to-wit:
LOT 3, BLOCK G, MOORE
HAVEN YACHT CLUB, AS
PER PLAT THEREOF AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4,
PAGE 54, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF GLADES
COUNTY, FLORIDA. TO-
GETHER WITH THAT CER-
TAIN 1999 MERT DOUBLE
WIDE MOBILE HOME AT-
TACHED THERETO, HAVING
VIN #FLHMLCP48419615A,
TITLE #80688420 AND VIN
#FLHMLCP48419615B, TI-
TLE #80688488 WHICH IS
NOW RETIRED.
has been filed against you and
you are required to serve a copy
of your written defenses, if any,
to it on DOUGLAS C. ZAHM RA.,
Plaintiffs attorney, whose address
is 18820 U.S. Highway 19 North,
Suite 212, Clearwater, Honda
33764, on or before January 22,
2010 or within thirty (30) days af-
ter the first publication of this No-
bce of Action, and file the original
with the Clerk of this Court at
RO. Box 10, Moorehaven, FL
33471, either before service on
312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee,
FL 34972, either before service on
Plaintiffs attorney or immediately
thereafter; otherwise, a default
will be entered against you for the
relief demanded in the complaint
petition.
WITNESS my hand and seal of
the Court on this 18th day of De-
cember, 2009.
Joe Flint
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Jennifer Bevis
Deputy Clerk
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE
AMERICANS WITH
DISABILITIES ACT, PERSONS
WITH DISABILITIES NEED-
ING A SPECIAL ACCOMMODA-
TION TO PARTICIPATE IN
THIS PROCEEDING SHOULD
CONTACT THE SENIOR DEPU-
TY COURT ADMINISTRATOR
WHOSE OFFICE IS LOCATED
AT THE LEE COUNTY JUSTICE
CENTER, ROOM 1213, 1700
MONROE STREET, FT. MYERS,
FLORIDA 33901. TELEPHONE
NUMBER (239) 335-2299;
1-800-955-8770 (V), VIA
FLORIDA RELAY SERVICE
NOT LATER THAN SEVEN (7)
DAYS PRIOR TO THE PRO-
CEEDING.
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO. 09-893-CA
SUNCOAST SCHOOLS FEDERAL
CREDIT UNION,
Plaintiff
v.
SCOTT MACHADO,
Defendants
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: CARMEN CUEVAS n/k/a CAR-
MEN MACHADO AND UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF CARMEN CUEVAS n/k/a
CARMEN MACHADO, and all un-
known parties claiming by, through,
under and against the herein named
Individual Defendant(s), who are not
known to be dead or alive, whether
said unknown parties may claim an
interest as spouses, heirs, devisees,
grantees, assignees, lienors, credi-
tors, trustees, or other claimants.
Current Residence Unknown, but
whose last known address was:
11736 Eros Rd., Lehigh Acres, FL
33971.
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an ac-
tion to foreclose a mortgage on the
following property in HENDRY
County, Flonda, to-wit:
LOT 21, BLOCK 7, PORT LA-
BELLE HOLIDAY PARK UNIT 1,
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 4, PAGE 3, OF THE PUB-
LIC RECORDS OF HENDRY
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
has been filed against you and you
are required to serve a copy of your
wntten defenses, if any, to it on
Robert M. Coplen, Esquire, Robert
M. Coplen, PA.,, 10225 Ulmerton
Road, Suite 5A, Largo, FL 33771, on
or before February 1, 2010 or within
thirty (30) days after the first publi-
cation of this Notice of Action, and
file the onginal with the Clerk of this
Court at 25 Hickpochee Ave., La-
Belle, FL 33975, either before ser-
vice on Plaintiff's attorney or
immediately thereafter; otherwise, a
default will be entered against you
for the relief demanded in the com-
plaint petition.
WITNESS my hand and seal of the
Court on this 22nd day of December,
2009.
BARBARA S. BUTLER
Clerk of the Court
By: /S/ HAMMOND
Deputy Clerk
342360 CN 12/31/09 1/7/10


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Community Briefs


Etch your name in history!
The LaBelle Veterans Memorial is well
on its way to becoming an important focal
point for our community and its visitors. At


the corner of SR 80 and Main Street, the park
will pay tribute to the families of the men
and women who were lost in service to the
United States. The pathways around the


park will be paved with bricks purchased American Legion Post 130, 699 Hickpochee
by the public. Bricks can be inscribed with Ave., LaBelle, FL 33935. Visa and Master-
3 lines of copy on each brick with 18 spaces charge are accepted. Checks are to be made
per line. Mail your order with payment to: payable to LaBelle Veterans Memorial.


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All CONUlTIONING & ELECTRic SAES V SiCci DUcI CLEIIEI
IMW, t FINUCIl AVAILABLE FOR ALL A I lDS

863 675-0022
LICENSE #'s:CAC1815066 ER0001347



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sw SALES, SERVICE
AND PARTS
AW &TECHNICIAN
BEDDING BOBBY WHITE
Serving LaBelle Since 1966

Bs.E WQUALIUTY USED
o*E APPLIANCES AND REPAIRS
863-673-8944
835 S. Main St. LaBelle, FL
863-673-1737
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Appliances Licensed & Insured #2006258472167


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QUAIJTY RECONI)ITIONEI) APPI.IANCES
ALL MAJOR HOUSEHOLD APPLIANCES
863-612-5333



NEW AND USED BEDS
Metal Bed Frames ,sflTE',
All Sizes
1060 Hwy 29S 863-675-0717. rM ..
www.whitesfurnitureondappliances.com, ,6, ..


Ce Carpet and
Upholstery Cleaning
4Deep Clean, Sanitize and Deodorize
Also Available Water Extraction & Restoration
HANDYMAN SERVICES Truck Mount Unit
PRESSURE WASHING Over 20 years experience
No Gimmicks No Hidden Costs Fee Quotes
Call to schedule 863-675-7297

CARPT INTALLTIO


We Will Beat Anybody's Price!
Bring in a written estimate from any carpet store
and we will beat the total price on the same!
Since 1980
Car e /ilike 's
(863) 675-3010
30 Years Prefessional Installation Experience!
Carpet & Laminate
IN STOCK REMNANTS
975 S. Hickory St.
go to Cowboy Way, East
across from the airport, behind yellow building



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ALEXANDER'S
REPAIR SERVICE, INC.
Mobile & Home Repairs Ceilings, Walls, Floors
OFFICE (863) 675-5919
CELL (863) 673-0861
25 YEARS EXPERIENCE


We Offer Seminoe Feed, Lakeland Feed, Alfalfa, Timolty,
Orchard, T-85, Jigs, Compressed, Round & Square Bales,
T&A...$9.00, Bedding...$5.50, All Purpose 10%...$7.50
Call Al Curry at 239-872-0998
275 Kirby Thompson Rd. LaBelle FL. 33935
www.sweetcypressranch.com



Patrick H. Guadiz, M.D.
Board Certified in Family Practice
Former Chief Resident of
the University of Massachusetts
Complete Primary Care for Your Family

Dr. Grace Guadiz M.D.
Gynecology
Accepting New Patients

Serving Two Locations
Saturday's by appointment only


863-675-2148
920 Cowboy Way
LaBelle, FL


239-369-2154
1530 Lee Blvd Suite 1800
Lehigh, FL


CREWS SEPTIC PUMPING & REPAIR
The company with integrity
Often imitated, never duplicated
S o Residedial & Comnmeiadd Pumnpirng
Repairs & Now Insidloions
137 S. Industrial Loop #2
wg LoBelle, FL
863-675-0636 or 239-694-1067
WILL BEAT ALL COMPETITORS
ADVERTISED PRICE ON PUMP-OUTS
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T. Dinsey &
R. Crews Septic Inc.
FALL AND WINTER SPECIAL
Hey folks, we have a special going on here and we
want you in on it!! We want your stinky business, and
if you don't call us we both lose money!! Need your
septic tank pumped out?? Call us:
863-675-3500
(after hours and weekends, an additional charge


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280 north bridge street labeUe, fl
located in the historic lorrey building
863-612-0423



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Inc.
FREE ESTIMATES
Residential & Commercial
Member of the BBB
Metal Roofs, Re-Roofs, Roof Repairs
Office (863) 675-7045
License #CCC1325950



American Legion Post 130
Fish Fry Every Friday 5pm-7pm $7.00
Monday Night BINGO 6:30pm
Breakfast Buffet Sundays 8 lam $6.00
699 W SR 80 LaBelle, FL (863) 675-8300
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Tree Trimming
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LS I Com Ag Inc
,< ,$ 239-693-0305


HUNTERS
a TREE SERVICE

Tree Trimming
& Removal
Stump Grinding
Shaping & Topping

863-675-0403
Licensed and Insured

If you think you can't afford to
advertise in these tough eco-
nomic times, think again. You


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Submitted photo/Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southwest Florida
Hendry County Commissioner Karson Turner, Superintendent of Schools Rick Murphy, Property Appraiser Phill Pelletier,
Sheriff Steve Whidden and FHP Trooper Tim Burtcher will duke it on donkeyback for the Ronald McDonald House.


Donkey Derby on January 8th & 9th


Come out and see Hendry County Sheriff
Steve Widden, Hendry County School Su-
perintendent Rick Murphy, Hendry County
Property Appraiser Phil Pelletier, Hendry
County Commissioner Karson Turner, and
Florida Highway Patrolman Tim battle it out
both nights to see who has what it takes to
become the first Hendry County Donkey
Derby Champion.
Rob Smets is one of the most recognized
names in the world of rodeo and profession-
al bull riding and is the only five-time World
Champion Bullfighter.
Rob is known worldwide as one of the
toughest and most fearless athletes in the
world. These traits earned him the nickname
"Kamikaze." His inspirational "comeback
story" after surviving two broken necks is
chronicled in the documentary Rob Smets,
The Kamikaze Kid featured on the Discov-
ery Channel. This year Rob Smets will be the
announcer during the SSBR National Finals.
Come out and see one of rodeos greatest
icons.
Hendry County Rodeo Grounds in La-
Belle is hosting the SSBR 2009 National Fi-
nals and the 3rd Annual Ronald McDonald
House Charities of Southwest Florida Ro-
deo on Friday and Saturday, January 8 and 9
and several great events are planned to give
the public an opportunity to meet, greet and
mix it up with the 30 top bull riders ranked in
the Southern State Bull Riders association.
Thursday, Jan. 7: The public can par-
ticipate in an SSBR Fishing Tournament on
Lake Okeechobee at 9 a.m. in Clewiston at
the Roland & Mary Ann Martins Marina &
Resort.
After a day on the lake, kick back with the


SSBR riders and listen to live country music
performed free by Mickey Cash at the Ma-
rina's Tiki Bar from 6-10 p.m.
Friday, Jan. 8: Start the day at Big Cypress
Seminole Indian Reservation at 10 a.m. as
riders and their fans explore Billie Swamp
Safari until 2 p.m. Then, round up at the
Hendry County Rodeo Grounds on S.R. 29
South in LaBelle for the first round of the
SSBR 2009 National Finals.
Gates Open at 5 p.m. Bounce houses,
games, food, and live country music pre-
formed by Nashville recording artist KC
Johns.
Youth Rodeo from 6-7:30 p.m., which
is open to participants under 18 only. Events
include Breakaway Roping, Team Penning,
Buddy Pickup and Relay Race.
Championship Bull Riding Main Event
and first round is from 8-10 p.m.
After Party from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. host-
ed at the Rodeo Grill in LaBelle.
Saturday, Jan. 9: The thrills continue as
fans and riders choose to either skydive from
9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Skydive Air Adventures in
Clewiston, or compete in a friendly golf tour-
nament at The Glades Golf & RV Resort on
S.R. 80 between LaBelle and U.S. 27. Then,
round up again at the Hendry County Rodeo
Grounds on S.R. 29 South in LaBelle for the
Final Round of the SSBR 2009 National Fi-
nals.
Gates open at noon. Bounce houses,
games, food, and live country music pre-
formed by Nashville recording artist KC
Johns.
The SSBR 2009 National Finals will hap-
pen rain or shine. The Hendry County Rodeo
Grounds have covered bleachers. General


Admission is $10 for Friday and $10 for Sat-
urday. All other events are fee-based, unless
noted otherwise. For additional information,
or to reserve tickets, call 863-885-1537 or
visit the website at: www.ronaldrodeo.com.
The 3rd Annual Ronald McDonald House
Charities of Southwest Florida Rodeo is
sponsored in part by grants from Hendry
County Tourist Development Council and
VISITFLORIDA.
All proceeds from both nights will go to
support the Ronald McDonald House Chari-
ties of Southwest Florida.
Ronald McDonald House Charities of
Southwest Florida is recruiting volunteers for
this event. If you would like to help, please
call 239-437-0202.


Wagner Luciano of Brazil puts on a
first class ride atop Drop Zone of 5 Star
Rodeo Company






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Family Health Centers welcomes...

Heidi Kunstman, M.D.
Board Certified Pediatrician
To make an appointment at our

LaBelle Medical Office

930 South Main Street

Call: 863-675-0160
Medicaid, Medipass, Medicare and most private
insurances accepted. Discounted fees available
and dental services provided on site.


576 W Hickpoochee Ave. Labelle, FL
(863) 674-1469


Caloosa Belle


December 31, 2009




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