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Thursday, August 12, 2010


Vol. 88 No. 31


50 Plus tax
500 Plus tax


City gets $15m for new wat


by Patty Brant
Caloosa Belle
Last Friday was a dream come
true for LaBelle City Commission-
ers. At long last, the city is assured
it will be able to meet future wa-
ter demands with plenty of good,
clear water. On August 6 funding
for a new 1.5 million gallons per
day (gpd) plant were officially
secured from USDA Rural Devel-
opment, sealed with the presen-
tation of a ceremonial check for
$15,310,430.
Mayor Paul Puletti remarked
that, "It's been a long time coming
... at least eight years." He added
that the city began discussing the
need for a new treatment plant

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during good times, when the city
foresaw huge growth, especially
in South LaBelle with Bonita Bay's
expansive project. That develop-
ment, as many others, slipped
away with the overall economic
downturn but did not take the need
for a new plant with it. The city's
old 1970's water treatment plant
is fast approaching capacity and
water quality remains an ongoing
problem. Improvements at the old
plant, including a new nanofiltra-
tion system to boost water qual-
ity, are expected to come on line
this October. An 85 percent grant
received last year is paying for up-
grades to the old plant, which are
under construction now.


The city commission is holding
public hearings in August (tonight
- August 12) and September 9 to
discuss raising water rates to repay
the RUS loan.
The net income collected on
water bills must cover payments
on the loan. The 38-year loan will
be at 3.2 percent interest rate.
Currently, LaBelle customers'
base payment is about $26.11.
The board is considering a tiered
increase over the next three years,
to gradually increase rates and
ease customers into the higher
bracket.
Discussions and plans have fal-
tered and extended through to the
current bad times, but that may


er plant
have actually helped the process,
the mayor said, and worked to the
city's advantage.
So when USDA Rural Devel-
opment State Director Richard A.
Machek came to LaBelle to make
the substantial check presenta-
tion, it was a happy day, indeed.
Mr. Machek was accompanied by
USDA Rural Development Direc-
tor for Area 6 Angela Prioleau. Mr.
Machek is a former state legisla-
tor who served with LaBelle's Joe
Spratt in the Florida House of Rep-
resentatives and was appointed
State Director this past Spring by
President Obama. No stranger to
LaBelle, Mr. Machek said his wife's
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games. All the teams are
practicing hard for the 2010
season, including the cheer-
leaders. The Jamboree is
scheduled for August 21-22 in
Naples. The Longhorns' first
regular games of the season
will be August 28. They'd love
to have the community out to
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By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
Clewiston News
If anything, following years of
back and forth discussions about
U.S. Sugar potentially being bought
out by the South Florida Water Man-
agement District for restoration ef-
forts, news that the board was con-
sidering moving ahead with at least
the citrus lands in the deal brought
Tris Chapman some comfort.
"There were some questions as
to what might happen," said Mr.
Chapman, who is in charge of cit-
rus processing operations at South-
ern Gardens Citrus. "It's like being
an expectant parent when a baby
arrives. Things are not certain."
See Deal Page 2

LHS football

means family
by Lynnette Rivas
"Ohana means family, family
means nobody gets left behind, or
forgotten." It is a famous quote
from a popular Disney movie, Lilo
and Stitch, but nevertheless, it can
be applied to the football team at
LHS. Landon Beer understands the
family ambiance, "The most impor-
tant thing I've got out of camp was
brotherhood and the family."
When you think of a football
player, the adjectives such as man-
ly, tough and muscular can come to
mind, but words that don't initially
arise are compassion or even cry-
ing. Yet, during a team bonding ses-
sion, many of the players shed si-
lent tears. It's all about respect. The
LaBelle Cowboys opened up their
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Caloosa Belle August 12, 2010


Deal
Continued From Page 1

Southern Gardens, a subsidiary of U.S.
Sugar, will suffer the greatest impact, but
Mr. Chapman is choosing not to see the deal
as a death knell.
At least now, he said, he knows what the
company will look like a year into the future
-- something he couldn't say when the origi-
nal deal had the district purchasing large
swaths all at once.
Before that, of course, the district's
governing board will consider the revised
proposal. It is expected that the board will
make their decision to revise the plan dur-
ing a meeting that will be held later today.

Revised terms
In explaining the need to scale back what
once was a proposal to purchase 180,000
acres of land from U.S. Sugar at once, the
water management district cited continued
economic impacts, a decline of $150 million
in revenues since 2008 and recent federal
court orders related to Everglades restora-
tion.
While still working through an eventual
10-year plan to acquire the remainder of the
lands, the district, if the revised proposal is
approved, will take immediate ownership
of just shy of 30,000 acres at a cost of about
$200 million. Of these 30,000 acres, near-
ly a third of the land is now being used to
grow citrus trees. The rest is sugarcane land
in Palm Beach County.
These lands have been identified either


for what they can do to address historically
high phosphorus levels (citrus lands), or
because they will benefit Loxahatchee Na-
tional Refuge, the subject of a federal court
order involving the district.
It is the second amendment of its kind
with the original sale and lease agreement
having been for $536 million for 73,000
acres of land.
The district is able to review the plan and
offer amendments thanks to a clause that
affords it the opportunity to back away if it
does not have the financial capacity to move
forward with the deal.

Impact on citrus
Southern Gardens is the largest supplier
and processor of pure Florida orange juice
-- supplying that product to private labels
and major brands. With Southern Gardens
comprised of about 33,000 acres of land,
the deal will cut its production area to less
than half of what it is today.
But while it certainly would lose land it
now dedicates to citrus groves, Mr. Chap-
man explained, the company will continue
operating at the same capacity.
Why?
According to him, the groves on which
the company plants and harvests its own
product accounts for only 20 percent of the
total product the company processes. Most
of the supply that comes through the com-
pany's processing plant is hauled in from
rich citrus areas all over South Florida.
Places like Polk County, other areas in
Hendry County owned by outside vendors,
or even Collier County, will continue bring-
ing their supply to be processed at Southern
Gardens, he said.


"A lot of people save a lot of money by
bringing them here," he said. "We're cer-
tainly never worried about the supply of cit-
rus. Half of your property will be sold. Okay,
well that means another 10 percent of fruit
that we need to buy. It's not, 'what's gonna
happen to Southern Gardens Citrus?'"
In a letter to suppliers and vendors, Rick
Kress, president of Southern Gardens Citrus,
promises the same.
"The Southern Gardens Citrus Process-
ing facility is not affected as a result of this
initial land purchase agreement or as a re-
sult of this transaction at any time in the
future," he writes. "Contrary to the false
rumors and speculation ... our business re-
mains a vibrant part of this industry."
12 months
All of this will be null and void if the wa-
ter management district's governing board
votes otherwise, but if they do vote for the
revised deal, the agreement states that the
district will have to give at least one year's
notice if they intend on taking the land out
of production completely.
There is no definitive word on whether
the water management district will choose
to issue the notice immediately, or whether
engineering and feasibility studies will push
that date back to an indefinite date.
Until then, U.S. Sugar will continue leas-
ing all of its land, including the initial 30,000
acres, at $150 per acre, which eases the
concerns of people like Mr. Chapman.
"We're able to plan and commit," said
Mr. Chapman. "It kind of settles things.
We're looking forward to turning a page
here and getting on with life."


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parents got married at the LaBelle Court-
house in 1937 and, in their tradition, so did
his eldest daughter in 1989.
Mr. Machek said this is one of the larg-
est checks ever presented to a small rural
county, to his knowledge, calling it "phe-
nomenal."
The $15,310,430 check includes $5 mil-
lion in grant money. Mr. Machek said he is
aware that LaBelle's current water treat-
ment plant is almost up to capacity. He com-
mended the city for looking beyond current
bad times so we will be ready when a better


economic environment returns.
He added that he is looking forward to
assisting LaBelle with more projects in the
future.
Caloosa Belle/
Patty Brant

USDA Rural
Development
State Direc-
tor Richard
Macheck
brought good
news to the
City of La-
Belle.


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Arrest Reports


LaBelle
Allen S. Ferrer, 10 and William Patrick
Ferrer, 8, were arrested Aug. 6 and charged
with damaging property criminal mischief
over $1,000 and burglary of an unoccupied
dwelling unarmed. R. Shepherd arresting of-
ficer.
Fernando Gonzalez, 35, was arrested
Aug. 8 and charged with a nonmoving traf-
fic violation driving with a license from an-
other state when their Florida license was
suspended and nonmoving traffic violation
driving with a suspended license habitual
offender. J. Mateu was arresting officer.
Nancy Soto, 15, was arrested Aug. 8 and
charged with possession of liquor by a per-
son under 21 years of age subsequent of-
fense and resisting an officer with violence.
T. Mims was arresting officer.
David Shawn Abney, 49, was arrested
Aug. 7 and charged with possession of co-
caine. T. Mims was arresting officer.
Gabriella Edith Quiroz Martinez, 34, was
arrested Aug. 6 and charged with traffic of-
fense DUI alcohol or drugs, operation of a
vehicle without a valid driver's license, pos-
session of cocaine, possession of marijuana
under 20 grams, fraud impersonate false ID
to law enforcement, smuggle contraband
into a detention facility. J. Woods was arrest-
ing officer.
Carlos Ruben Fuster, 22, was arrested
Aug. 3 and charged with possession of co-
caine with intent to sell, manufacture, deliv-
er, etc. Schedule II, possession of marijuana
with intent to sell, manufacture, deliver, etc.
Schedule I, possession of cocaine, posses-
sion of marijuana over 20 grams and pos-
session/use of drug paraphernalia. N. Eche-
varria was arresting officer.
Victor Roa, 32, was arrested Aug. 2 and
charged on a warrant with aggravated as-
sault with domestic violence with no intent
to kill and robbery of a residence home inva-
sion with firearm or other deadly weapon.
G. Elver was arresting officer.
Robert Joseph White, 29, was arrested
July 31 and charged with grand theft vehicle
and dealing in stolen property. N. Reed was
arresting officer.

Clewiston
Jesse Garcia, 28, was arrested Aug. 9 and
charged with a nonmoving traffic violation
habitual offender driving with a suspended
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Mesi Takiyah Williams, 28, Aaron R. Ivy,
34, and James D. McCants, 43, were arrest-
ed Aug. 6 and charged with kidnap adult for
ransom, reward or shield or hostage, grand
larceny $100,000 and robbery with a firearm
in the robbery of Torrecello's jewelry store.
CPD Sgt. Pelham was arresting officer.
Gregory James Melchor, 24, was arrested
Aug. 6 and charged with assault with intent
to commit a felony, battery touch/strike,
throwing a missile into a dwelling, vehicle,
building or aircraft and criminal mischief. N.
Kirk was arresting officer.
Juan V Gonzalez, 46, was arrested Aug.
5, charged with larceny grand theft $300-
$5,000 and larceny alter, tamper, injure util-
ity equipment. J. Lee was arresting officer.
Arnold Cypress, 35, was arrested Aug. 5
and charged with aggravated assault with a
deadly weapon without intent to kill, aggra-
vated battery offender knew/should have
known victim was pregnant, assault on an
officer, firefighter, EMT, etc. J. Perez was ar-
resting officer.
Harold McKinley Johnson, 67, was ar-
rested and charged with fleeing, eluding a
law enforcement officer using lights and si-
ren and nonmoving traffic violation habitual
offender driving with a suspended license. J.
Taylor was arresting officer.
Demaster Jored Arthur, 29, was arrested
Aug. 3 and charged with battery felony do-
mestic violence by strangulation, stalking
follow, harass, cyberstalk another and cor-
ruption by threat of a public servant or their
family. R. Garcia was arresting officer.


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This week Sheriff Steve Whidden is un-
veiling his newly designed patrol vehicle for
Hendry County.
The time-honored design is meant to
blend the 'old with the new.' A time when
children were taught that a police officer
was there to help when needed.
As crime increased over the years, the
division between the police officers and the
people they serve has widened.
The traditional scheme compliments a
modern police pursuit vehicle. The design is
made up of a plastic wrap rather than ex-
pensive paint.
At the end of its useful life, the wrap will
be removed and the sheriff can auction a


plain white car which will bring a higher
return to the county coffers. The 'slick top'
patrol units with the designation of 'supervi-
sor' on the front fenders, will be assigned to
the patrol sergeants.
As the sheriff's fleet is replaced, the new
design will become more prevalent.
Sheriff Whidden stated, "I intend for this
design to be a constant reminder to my dep-
uties and the people we serve, that I insist
on deputies being respectful and helpful to
the residents and visitors to Hendry County.
It is our duty, to not only protect our citi-
zens, but we must accomplish it by showing
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Letter to the Editor


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Controversy over LaBelle
Elementary library position
I was told that LES will not be having a
librarian next year and that many teacher
positions are not being refilled. Please
check this out especially since Clewiston
side seems not to be experiencing the same
problem. Where are your priorities, Mr. Mur-
phy? The children of LaBelle Elementary
School deserve a Librarian/Media Specialist.
The Media Center is the "hub of the school"
for teachers and students alike.
It cannot operate efficiently without
a Media Specialist at the helm. Can't you
make money cuts where it won't directly in-
fluence our children's education? You have
cut teachers, aides and custodians. All the
elementary schools are running on a "bare
bones" staff, unlike the County School Board
Office! Shame on you for compromising the
very basic educational opportunities of our
children.

To all concerned citizens: I am a parent
of three children. I think everyone should
know that there are numerous openings
in our schools that are not being filled be-
cause our county officials won't approve al-
locations for principals to hire replacements.
From what I understand this is the year that
all counties in Florida must comply with the
state mandated class size rule.
How can that be met if the teachers that
retired or resigned are not being replaced? I
am urging all citizens to inquire about our
public schools and find out for yourself what
is going on. Superintendent Richard Murphy
should be able to answer our questions.
Don't let hard times interfere with YOUR
child's education!

To Hendry County Citizens: As a citizen
of Hendry County, I have numerous con-
cerns about the decisions being made by
the Hendry County School Superintendent,
Rick Murphy. He does not appear to have





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adequate knowledge to make the important
decisions, which affect the education of all
school age children in Hendry County. Most
recently, Rick Murphy made the decision
that upon the retirement of LaBelle Elemen-
tary School's librarian, this position would
not be filled. He decided that there would
just be no librarian at LaBelle Elementary
School.
This does not seem equitable to the
students and teachers at LaBelle Elemen-
tary School, since all the other elementary
schools in Hendry County have librarians.
The library is the hub of the elementary
school and the librarian is an important part
of that hub. The librarian provides constant
assistance to students and teachers, and
works hard to instill a love of reading and
books in all students.
Do we really want to cheat our Hendry
County children of this important philoso-
phy, which will affect all of their future edu-
cation? Mr. Murphy seems to make decisions
based on those who squeal the loudest,
rather than making sound decisions based
on research.
He also makes decisions and then chang-
es his mind numerous times (making others
appear foolish). When two teachers resigned
this summer, the school was only allowed
to advertise and hire a replacement for one
of these teachers. I'm not sure what kind of
game Mr. Murphy is playing, but when it ad-
versely affects the education of our children,
it is certainly not sound decision making.

'THE CORE OF THE APPLE'
If the core is cut from an apple, it dies.
The library is the core of a school and if the
position of librarian is cut, it will become
useless and die. Don't let this happen! Con-
tact your school superintendent and request
that he approve the position of librarian at
LaBelle Elementary School.

Funding for education in LaBelle has
been cut drastically in the past year. The
LaBelle Elementary School library will have
a "No Admission" sign on the door if a li-
brarian position is not filled. ("Cuts" have
become "gashes.") The school principal has
not been granted approval to hire a librarian.
Please contact your school board members
concerning this issue.

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Dear Editor,
Let us start by simply saying, "thank you"
to every individual who purchased a dinner
ticket to this year's 2010 Fallen Heroes Ben-
efit.
As the committee met in early January,
we knew this year was going to be difficult.
Each obstacle that came our way seemed to
make us more determined.
The bridge, the weather, and of course
the economy. But each one of your tickets
helped make this yet another outstanding
year. We are all grateful for your outpouring
of support.
On behalf of the members of Ameri-
can Legion Post 130, Moose Lodge 2398,
LaBelle DAV Chapter 144 and Veterans of
Foreign Wars Post 10100, we would like to
thank everyone for attending and for sup-
porting barbecue dinner on July 24.
We were grateful to everyone who came
to the park, and listened to our distinguished
speakers. Each one shared a different view
on freedom.
All spoke of the importance of honoring
all of the men and women who preserved
our liberty this year, and for all of those who
have ever proudly worn our Nation's uni-
form in the past.
A special thank you to Major General
George W "Norty" Norwood, and his wife
Connie, for traveling from Tampa to be one
of our guest speakers.
An exceptional thank you goes to LaBelle
Boy Scout Troop #9 for helping lay the newly
engraved bricks. What a proud community
moment, to see these young men working
along side our veterans, placing the founda-
tion of this park.
To several individuals who purchased
bricks over the past year, during the event,
and into the next week; we thank you from
the bottom of our hearts. Also, big thanks,
to KC Lynn, for another outstanding job per-
forming Taps.
Huge kudos to all the volunteers, from
the VFW 10100, Lodge 2398, Post 130 and
DAV Chapter 144 who started in January to
help plan this event, you did a great job.
Again, this year we want to thank the City
of LaBelle Commissioners, Mayor Paul Pu-
letti, Hendry County Sheriff's Department,
Sheriff Steve Whidden and LaBelle Fire
Department, for not only participating, but
also for their continued commitment to this
park.
Each year our local businesses have

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Publisher: Tom Byrd

Our Purpose...
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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
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community's deliberation of public issues.


joined our cause by donating services, door
prizes and/or supplies.
This year was not the exception. They de-
serve recognition and your support: LaBelle
Ace Hardware, Sissi's Hair Salon, Capt'n
Quick Lube, Quality Care, Harley Davidson-
Fort Myers, LaBelle Chrysler-Dodge, U-Save
Supermarkets, Fort Myers Bottling Co., Sup-
ply Co, Skydiving Adventures, Big Iron Bar-
bell, Riverside Marina, Badcock Furniture,
Beef O'Brady's, LaBelle Family Florist, TM
Portolets, WSI Management, Kinetico Wa-
ter, Roy's Crane Service, Florida Community
Bank, Sysco Food Service, Seacoast Bank,
Caloosa Belle, First Bank Of Clewiston and
The UPS Store.
Building this park strictly on donations
takes a great deal of community spirit and
heart. Several local businesses have used
their talents and materials to slowly raise it
from the flat land it use to be.
We would like to recognize them: Diver-
sified Contractors (Destry Hall) for the beau-
tiful cement work, LaBelle Pump and Well
Drilling, Cox Steel (Mike Cox) for the new
archway; and Bruce Beer for adding the
paint and the artist to finish the new eagle
statues.
If we have missed anyone, please let us
know, we want to recognize everyone for
his or her help.
Through the efforts of many and the
hearts of all we were able to raise over $4,950
towards the LaBelle Veteran's Memorial.
This brings us closer to purchasing the
centerpiece of our park, the monument,
which at this time eludes our cost, but is very
close. In the coming year, we will continue
to carry on with our efforts to build the La-
Belle Veteran's Memorial Park as a reminder
that the freedoms we ordinary citizens en-
joy every single day of our lives, will always
have a cost, to which our veterans have had
to pay, many with their lives.
We will continue to need and appreciate
your support.
Once more, thank you for helping to
make the Fallen Heroes Benefit a success.
Everyone involved in this years event and its
planning appreciates your contribution.
Anyone wishing to further assist in the
Memorial may contact the American Legion,
Post 130 at 863-675-8300.
Fallen Heroes Benefit Committee


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'Bed Tax' must be collected by establishment owners


Almost everyone has heard of the tour-
ist development tax, or "Bed Tax," the tax
charged for "transient accommodations,"
defined by the Florida Department of Rev-
enue as the rental of living or sleeping ac-
commodations for six months or less.
In Hendry County, sales tax is due at the
rate of 10 percent on rental charges or room
rates for the right to use or occupy living or
sleeping accommodations. Six percent (6
percent) goes to the state, one percent (1
percent) goes to Hendry County, and three
percent (3 percent) is tourist development
tax. The property owner is ultimately re-
sponsible for the tax collected, even if they
have a representative, property manage-
ment company or real estate office, who
collects the rent. If you rent or lease any of
these types of "transient accommodations,"
you must collect sales tax and send it to the
Florida Department of Revenue:
Hotel
Motel
Apartment house or any other multiple
unit structure (for example: duplex, triplex,
quadraplex, condominium)
Rooming house
Tourist or mobile home court (for ex-


ample: trailer court, motor court, RV camp,
fish camp)
Single family dwelling
Garage apartment
Beach house or cottage
Cooperatively owned apartment
Condominium parcel
Timeshare resort
Mobile home
Any other house
Vehicle or other structure, place, or lo-
cation held out to the public to be a place
where living quarters or sleeping or house-
keeping accommodations are provided to
transient guests in exchange for payment.
Boats with a permanent fixed location
at a dock and not operated on the water
away from the dock by the tenant.
Certain leases and rentals are ex-
empt from sales tax.
Rental charges or room rates paid by a
person who has signed a bona fide written
lease for a continuous residence longer than
six (6) months. If there is no written lease,
and a person has continuously resided at
any one location for a period longer than
six (6) months and has paid the tax on the
rental charges or room rates at that location
for the first six months, additional charges
for continuous residence at that location are
tax exempt. Documentation to support the
exemption must be kept by the owner or
owner's representative.
Rental charges or room rates paid by a
full-time student enrolled in an institute of-
fering post-secondary education. A written


statement from the institution and proof of
the student's full-time enrollment must be
kept by the owner or their representative.
Rental charges or room rates paid by
military personnel who are on active duty
and are present in the community under
official orders. The military personnel must
provide the active duty status and official or-
ders making it necessary to occupy the ac-
commodation.
Rental of accommodations in a migrant
labor camp.
Rental charges at RV parks, trailer parks,
mobile home parks (except mobile home
lots regulated by Chapter 723) are taxable
unless more than 50% of the total rental units
are occupied by tenants who have continu-
ously resided there for more than three (3)
months. In this case, the owner or owner's
representative must file form DR 72-2 with
the Department of Revenue for the exemp-
tion. The Rentals of commercial property
is also taxable, but at the 7 percent rate for
Hendry County.
Any person who leases a taxable accom-
modation and then sub-leases it to a third


party must register as a dealer and collect
the applicable tax due on sub-rents, sub-
leases, sublets, or licenses. Any person who
cannot prove sales tax has been paid to the
landlord, is liable to Florida for any applica-
ble tax, interest, or penalty due on the sub-
leased property.
The owner or owner's representative of
living or sleeping accommodations must
register each taxable accommodation sepa-
rately. Register on line (Form DR-1) Applica-
tion to Collect and/or Report Tax in Florida.
If you do not have internet access, you can
complete a paper Form DR-1, but there is a
$5 application fee. If you are renting a short-
term living or sleeping accommodation, reg-
ister now to avoid fines, penalties and pos-
sible liens against your property.
An amnesty program is now in effect
until September 30, 2010. Persons or busi-
nesses that should be collecting the tourism
tax have an opportunity to register under
the amnesty program without penalty. More
information can be found on the Florida
Department of Revenue at www.myflorida.
com/dor.


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Submitted photo

New CPA
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of their mom, Kyndel Rene Murray, for
receiving her Masters Degree from
Stetson University. She is now a Certi-
fied Public Accountant for Barbara N.
Willard, PA.

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Primary Election
CANVASSING BOARD
MEETING NOTICE
The Hendry County Canvassing
Board will convene on August 20th at
5:00 p.m., August 21st at Noon,
August 23rd, at 5:00 p.m. and August
24th at 6:30 for the purpose of
Canvassing Absentee, Provisional
Ballots and the Votes cast in the
Primary Election, at the office of the
Supervisor of Elections, Courthouse
Complex, Annex Bldg., 25 E.
Hickopochee Ave., LaBelle, Hendry
County, Florida.
Primario Eleccion
JUNTA DE ESCRUTINIO
PUBLIC SESSION
El Condado de Hendry Junta de
Escrutinio se reuniran alas 5:00 pm
el 20 de Agosto, el 21 de Agosto
medio dia, el 23 de Agosto alas 5:00
pm y el 24 de Agosto alas 6:30 pm,
para el proposito de Juntas de
Escrutina de boletas de ausente,
boleta Provicional y los Votos dela
Eleccion, para la Junta dela en la
Oficina de Supervisor de Elecciones,
Courthouse Complex, Annex Bldg.,
25 E. Hickpochee Ave., LaBelle,
Condado de Hendry, Florida.
Lucretia A. Strickland
Supervisor of Elections
Hendry County, Florida
ES. 102.141


OnceElectedlPomiase To:


*Put taxpayer needs above government wants
*Provide an attractive environment for new business
*Be financially responsible with taxpayer money
*Encourage more citizen involvement in local Government
Confident Conservative Committe


I have the skills
and ability to
get the job
done for
Hendry County.


I will be
diligent and
responsible in
dealing with
taxpayer money.


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I will be committed
to putting Hendry
County first and
involving the public
in government.


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Caloosa Belle




Caloosa Belle August 12, 2010


Obituaries


Daniel Franklin Atkisson, 75
LABELLE -Daniel Franklin Atkisson, age 75,
of LaBelle, passed away Aug. 6, 2010, in LaBelle.
He was born Oct. 25, 1934, in White Plains,
Ala., the son of the late Thomas Green Atkisson
and the late Elsie (Dowdy) Atkisson. He served
in the Air Force.
Survivors include his wife, Cleo Estelle(Taylor)
Atkisson; son, Daniel Franklin Atkisson Jr. (An-
gel) of LaBelle; brothers, Paul Atkisson of Alex-
ander City, Ala., G.T. Atkisson of White Plains,
Ala.; sister, Ruthie Roberson of Alexander City,
Ala.; five grandchildren and four great-grand-
children.
A private family memorial will be held at a lat-
er time.
Cremation Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funer-
al Home LaBelle.
James Russell 'JR' Roberts Sr.
LABELLE -James Russell "JR" Roberts Sr.,
age 77, of LaBelle, passed away Aug. 3, 2010, in
Lehigh Acres, Fla.
He was born Oct. 7, 1932, in Atlanta, Ga., the
son of Charles William and Mary Louise (Jett)
Roberts. He married Phyllis J. Leonardy; she


Life can be good to a puppy


preceded him in death. He was a tile setter for
many years.
Survivors include one son, James R. Roberts
Jr.; two daughters, Dorothy J. Usina, and Su-
zanne M. Roberts; seven grandchildren, and six
great-grandchildren. He was also preceded in
death by his son, Philip Roberts; and brothers,
Charles J., and Roy C. Roberts.
Funeral services were held 11 a.m., Friday,
Aug. 6, 2010, in Akin-Davis Funeral Home La-
Belle, where Rev. Daniel Harvey officiated. Inter-
ment was in Fort Denaud Cemetery, LaBelle.
Visitation was Thursday, Aug 5., from 6 to 8
p.m. at the Funeral Home in LaBelle.
Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home -
LaBelle.
Robert 'Bob' Hanshaw
LABELLE -A Celebration of Life service will
be held for Robert "Bob" Hanshaw on Sunday
afternoon, Aug. 22 at 2 p.m. The service will be
held at the LaBelle Woods Resort, 620 S. Main
St. There will be an opportunity for sharing fun-
ny stories or fond memories of Bob. All are wel-
come to attend.


Church Briefs


Open house at First Baptist
Come to open house at First Baptist Pre-
School August 16, 3-5 p.m. See the rooms,
meet the teachers and get information on
the school. Registration being accepted for
ages six weeks through three years. The
school is located aat 330 N. Main Street.

9/11 event for Christian Men
The Gathering of Christian Men of Hen-
dry County is planning a gospel concert
commemorating the Sept. 11 attacks on this
country in 2001. The event will be held Sept.
11 at the LaBelle Civic Center starting at 7
p.m. Schedule to appear are: Rob and Joy


Armstrong, Dave Randant, Dillon Thomas,
Mercy and Grace and more.
Admission will be free a love offering
will be accepted. For more information con-
tact Larry Woosley at 673-0335.

Faith in Action at ICF
Faith in Action continues to be demon-
strated at the International Christian Fellow-
ship, 233 Clark Street, as they extend their
ministry to encompass a new private Chris-
tian school. The ministry will be under the
direction of Tracy Co, M.Ed. who has a vision
for quality education, from the Christian per-
spective. Mrs. Co has been involved in public,
private and homeschooling education..


by Patty Brant
Caloosa Belle
It was a happy ending, indeed, for this
little pup. You may remember from a story
in the Caloosa Belle that he was stolen from
the Caloosa Humane Society on July 22.
Someone broke into the screened area and
took this Rat Terrier/Pomeranian or Spitz
mix, leaving his sister behind.
When he came ambling up to a wom-
an's yard on July 30, she realized that it was
the puppy from the paper and called the
humane society. Animal Control Supervisor
Doug Morgan went over to check it out and,
sure enough, it was the missing little rascal.
As luck would have it, on Friday, August
6, Rod Ruby and his wife, Lida, happened to
be looking for a puppy to adopt. The Meth-
odist minister from Lake Harbor and his wife
have a number of dogs and two cats all res-
cued. They have opened their home to Eve,
a Rotweiller now nine years old, and Lucky,
now 17, who they found at the Hess station
in Clewiston. Lucky was almost dead when
they found him and took him to the vet.
When their beloved little dog Poquito
was attacked recently by other dogs and
killed, they missed him sorely but thought
they didn't want to try to "replace" him.
After a little while, though, Rod said they
decided that rescuing another dog would be
a fitting tribute to little Poquito. They checked
the kennels in Palm Beach County and then
the pound in Clewiston searching for just


the right puppy. From there they came to
the humane society in LaBelle, where they
were instantly captured by this gentle and af-
fectionate little puppy.
"He was delightful," Rod said, "and ac-
tive." He responded with kisses when his
wife held him. This little dog was just what
they were looking for.
So the story ends with a new member of
the family for the Rubys and a happy home
for our little hero after all. What more could
you ask for?


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9:15 a.m '~L l. 1, Worship
Lord's Supper 1st, 3rd & 5th 'ii.l ,-
10:30 am. Bible Study

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Carlson Memorial
United Methodist Church
310 Campbell St.
LaBelle, FL 33935
Phone (863) 675-0656
Fax (863) 675-0640
E-mail: cmumc@embarqmail.com
Pastor John Bennett
WORSHIP TIMES
9:00 a.m. Traditional Service
10:00 a.m. Sunday School
11:00 a.m. Contemporary Service


Caloosa Belle


August 12, 2010




August 12, 2010 Caloosa Belle


Submitted photo
Darrell Bair, shows a group of children how to play the bongos.


Making music and music


makers at Barron Library


And the beat goes on! Mr. Darrell Bair, a
local resident, entertained the group of chil-
dren and adults that attended Summer Story
Time at Barron Library on Tuesday, August
3. He played a number of selections on the
conga drums before moving to the bon-
gos. What is the difference between conga
drums and bongo drums? If you think they
are pretty much the same, you are right, but
you are also wrong. Both of them are played
primarily by using your hands, but the bon-
gos produce a percussive sound while the
conga produces a deeper bass sound. Con-
ga drums have a tall tapering shape while
bongos, on the other hand, are short and
squatty.
Following the lesson and two musical
stories presented by Mr. Patrick, the children
had the opportunity to make instruments of
their own. Ms. Kasey helped them make ei-
ther a rain stick or a shaker, by decorating
painted hollow tubes filled with popcorn
and beans.
This years Summer Story Time will come
to an end on Tuesday, August 17, with Bike
Safety, presented by Hendry County Health
Department, under the direction of Ms. Jeni
Dyess. Don't miss this last session of the
summer. There will be a special treat for
everyone and a free McDonald certificate
to those who have attended throughout the


summer.
Watch for upcoming story times for pre-
schoolers on Tuesday mornings and craft
projects that will be offered for all ages.



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Any interested person may review a copy of the policy by contacting
Darrell Harris, P.O. Box 1980, LaBelle, Fl. 33975, Telephone (863) 6744113
Household size and income criteria will be used to determine eligibility. An application
can not be approved unless it contains complete eligibility information. Once approved,
meal benefits are good for an entire year. You need not notify the organization of changes
in income and household size.
Application forms are being sent to all homes with a letter to parents or guardians. To
apply for Free or Reduced-Price Meals, households must complete the application and
return it to the school. Additional copies are available at the principal's office in each
school. The information provided on the application will be used for the purpose of deter
mining eligibility and may be verified at any time during the school year. Applications may
be submitted at any time during the year.
Households that receive SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) or TANF
(Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) are required to list on the application only the
child's name, SNAP / TANF case number, and signature of adult household member.
Foster children will receive benefits (i.e., free, reduced-price, or paid) based on the child's
personal income regardless of the income of the household.
Households with children who are considered migrants, homeless, or runaway should
contact the district liaison Jodi Bell at (863) 674 4108.
For the purpose of determining household size, deployed service members are considered
a part of the household. Families should include the names of the deployed service mem
bers on their application. Report only that portion of the deployed service member's
income made available to them or on their behalf to the family. Additionally, a housing
allowance that is part of the Military Housing Privatization Initiative is not to be included as
income.
All other households must provide the following information listed on the application:
* Total household income listed by gross amount received, type of income (e.g.,
wages, child support, etc.) and how often the income is received by each household
member;
* Names of all household members -check the "no income" box if applicable; if
household member is a child, list school name for each;
* Signature of an adult household member certifying the information provided is
correct; and
* Social security number of the adult signing the application or the word "NONE" for
this household member if he or she does not have a social security number.
If a household member becomes unemployed or if the household size changes, the school
should be contacted. Children of parents or guardians who become unemployed should
also contact the school.
Under the provisions of the Free and Reduced-Price meal policy
Darrell Harris, Food Service Manager
will review applications and determine eligibility. If a parent or guardian is dissatisfied with
the ruling of the official, he or she may wish to discuss the decision with the determining
official on an informal basis. If the parent wishes to make a formal appeal, he or she may
make a request either orally or in writing to
Gordon Swaggerty, P.O. Box 1980, LaBelle, Florida 33975 (863) 674-4113
Unless indicated otherwise on the application, the information on the Free and Reduced
Price Meal application may be used by the school system in determining eligibility for other
educational programs.

To determine annual income:
* If you receive the income every week, multiply the total gross income by 52.
* If you receive the income every two weeks, multiply the total gross income by 26.
* If you receive the income twice a month, multiply the total gross income by 24.
* If you receive the income monthly, multiply the total gross income by 12.
Remember: The total income before taxes, social security, health benefits, union dues, or
other deductions must be reported.
"In accordance with Federal law, and US Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from dis
criminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination
write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20250-9410 or call
(800) 795-3272 (voice) or (202) 720-6382 (TTY). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer."


August 12, 2010


Caloosa Belle




8 Caloosa Belle August 12, 2010


Local State Farm has seen


eighteen years of service!


The State Farm Building in LaBelle.
On the corner of Missouri St and Hwy
80 sits DiPofi Insurance Agency, Inc., fondly
known as the State Farm Building. DiPofi
Insurance Agency, Inc. has just celebrated
it's 18th year in business serving the Hen-
dry County area. Rena DiPofi, Agent and her
friendly staff are always ready to serve you
and your insurance and financial needs.
Eighteen years ago, Rena started the
agency a month after Hurricane Andrew,
and although the homeowners market in
Florida has had its challenges, DiPofi In-
surance Agency has worked hard for their
clients to help them with all the changes
over the last eighteen years. Rena's staff is


buDmittea pnoto


committed to helping their clients and con-
sider most of them part of their extended
family.
If you are cost conscious and need help,
State Farm and Rena are a great combina-
tion for not only auto insurance, but fi-
nancial services, banking products, life
insurance, annuities, health insurance and
disability insurance.
You can contact Rena or her profession-
al staff locally in the LaBelle office and you
can now also reach her in Clewiston at 100
Ventura Ave where she has recently taken
over that office also. Like a good neighbor,
State Farm is there.


Edward Jones there for


your investment needs


Edward Jones Investments, located at
100 South Hall Street in LaBelle, is operated
by Financial Advisor, Joseph Timm, with his
Branch Office Administrator, Shirley Willis.
Joe has been "Making Sense of Investing" at
this location for 4 years.
Joe began his career as a Financial Ad-
visor with a personal interest in investing
and the desire to help people to understand
it more clearly. His services include retire-
ment planning, life insurance, annuities, and
college savings plans. Joe's office has been
awarded with the Edward Jones "Client
Service Excellence" award. Ask his clients
and they will tell you, "Joe takes good care
of us!"
You may see Joe around town as a vol-
unteer fireman with the City of LaBelle. He
also coaches soccer and is a member of the
Chamber of Commerce. He served six years
as a Marine, and worked on Marine One, the
President's helicopter.
Joe can be reached at 863-675-5026 or
through e-mail, joe.timm@edwardjones.
com. Call or stop by to make an appointment
for your complimentary financial review. You
can also visit and learn more about Edward
Jones at http://www.edwardjones.com.


uoDminea pnoro
Joe Timm is ready to help you with all
your investment needs


DiPofi Ins Agcy Inc Life insurance shouldn't wait.
Rena DiPofi, Agent
Labelle, FL 33935
Bus: 863-675-1880 Even though life is busy, take
www.renadipofi.com a moment to reflect on what's
most important. For peace of
mind, protect your family with
State Farm" life insurance.
Like a good neighbor,
State Farm is there'
CALL ME TODAY.



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WHEN IT COMES

TO YOUR TO-DO LIST,

PUT YOUR FUTURE FIRST.

Decisions made in the past may no longer be what's best
for the future. So, to keep everything up to date, we offer
a financial review. A complimentary service to all our
clients, the financial review is a great opportunity to sit
face-to-face with your financial advisor and develop
strategies to keep your finances in line with your short-
and long-term goals.

To find out how to get your financial goals on track,
call or visit today.
Joe Timm, AAMS*
Financial Advisor
100 South Hall Street Suite B
La Belle, FL 33935
863-675-5026

www.edwardjones.com Member SIPC


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^^^^AKIN SENSE OF INVESTING^^^




August 12, 2010 Caloosa Belle


Hendry Health


Department


welcomes new


doctor
The Hendry and Glades
County Health Departments
would like to announce





Jerry I. Brand, M.D., M.P.H.
as the new Medical Director
and Health Provider for the
Hendry and Glades County
Health Departments.
Dr. Brand was the for-
mer Medical Director for Dr. Jerry
the Volusia County Health Brand
Department and has years
of experience throughout the state of Florida
specializing in many programs which in-
clude Primary Care, Epidemiology, Tubercu-
losis (TB), HIV/AIDS and sexually transmit
ted diseases (STD's)
Dr. Brand received his Doctor of Medicine
from Chicago Medical School in Chicago, Il-
linois, and he received his Master of Public
Health (Epidemiology) from Johns Hopkins
University in Baltimore, Maryland. Addition-
ally, he has vast medical experience in the
military, which includes Medical Airlift Coor-
dinator and Senior Flight Surgeon at Hunter
Army Airfield, Georgia during Desert Storm,
Commander-43rd MASH in the Republic of
Korea, Aviation and Operational Medicine in
the United States Army, and a Flight Surgeon
for The United States Air Force.
Patricia K. Dobbins, Administrator/Health
Officer for the Hendry and Glades County
Health Departments said, "We are so pleased
to welcome Dr. Brand. He will provide excel-
lent health care service to the communities
of Hendry and Glades Counties. His exten-
sive knowledge and experience will be an
asset and will compliment the dedicated
teams at the Hendry and Glades County
Health Departments."

Witches Brew

by Pudge Lehman
My friend Anita suggests that now that
grapes are on sale, cut up in small bunches
with kitchen scissors, rinse thoroughly and
put into small plastic bags into portion sizes
and freeze.
To reheat pizza use a heavy frying pan on
low so much better than microwave.
If you have trouble using up bread be-
fore it gets stale just use it for french toast or
cut into small pieces, flavor with herbs and
lightly fry, then use for croutons.
My sister Dawne and I had such a good
time in New Smyrna Beach. Her son Ken
and wife Deb and children were there with a
lot of their Georgia friends. I honestly tried to
wow them with some of my LaBelle snake
stories but they outdid me, big time. There
were a zillion kids (slight exaggeration) and
all of them, all ages were such good kids.
Hats off to their parents who are doing such
a good job in raising them so well in times
like these.


Family Eye Care
In April of 1982, Dr. Randall T. Parrish, Jr. opened his
optometry practice in LaBelle, providing quality services
locally. The staff assists in examination, diagnosis, man
agement and treatment of various eye diseases and vision
related problems.
With the growing practice came a need to expand, so
Tom Parrish came on board as optician and office manag
er in February of 1988. In July of 1990, Dr. Lamar Youmans
joined the team in providing quality eyecare to the local
community. We have a dedicated staff consisting of
Yummy Abueluf, Cobie Dickey, Belinda Facundo, Susan
Gonzalez, Carol Hoffman, Juli Kennedy, Jeremiah Parrish,
Jordan Parrish, Bea Rueda, Tammy Sodrel and Natalie
Walker.
Early detection of conditions can make a big difference,
so regular eye examinations are highly recommended.
That is one reason why Family Eye Care offers retinal nerve
fiber layer analysis with the Cirrus OCT Nerve Fiber Layer
Analyzer. With this instrument, glaucoma, macular degen
eration and diabetic retinopathy can be detected in their
earliest stages. By catching the diseases so early, proper
treatment or follow up protocol can be recommended.
Corneal measurements and mappings with their
Automated Kerato-Refractometer are also offered. This
instrument allows more accurate contact lens fittings and
pre-operative measurements for cataract and laser surgery.
The "Old Florida" style architecture of the Family Eye
Care building makes our patient feel right at home, as well
as, adding the perfect complement to the neighborhood.
Drs. Parrish and Youmans, along with Tom and their
i I -'l--l-,l- staff, stand ready to serve your visual
i i .1 ,1ii and responsibility, coupled with friendly
service, are hallmarks of Family Eye Care. They keep
abreast of new technology without losing sight of the
importance of person-to-person interaction.
Medicare, Medicaid, Blue Cross Blue Shield and many
other health insurances are accepted for eye examinations
and office visits.
There is an on-site finishing lab for glasses-that means
same day service for certain prescriptions. They stock con
tact lenses for demonstration fittings and specialize in the
hard to-fit cases. There is also a large selection of name
brand non-prescription sunwear to choose from.
Drs. Parrish and Youmans are available 24 hours a day
for emergencies. Call (863) 675-0761 for appointments or
emergencies.
We want to thank our friends for helping us continue
here in LaBelle for close to 30 years. Please be assured that
we will do our best to earn your continued confidence and
goodwill.


Compliments of
Family Eye Care
100 N. Main Street
LaBelle, FL (863)675-0761
Email:
familyeyecare@embarqmail.com

Randall T. Parrish, Jr. O.D.
L. Lamar Youmans, O.D.
Tom Parrish, Licensed Optician
& Staff
www.familyeyecarelabelle.com

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Big Smiles Child Care and Early Learning
Center is owned and operated by Sebrina
Rimes. We provide quality child care for chil-
dren ages 1-5 years old in a clean and spa-
cious facility located 2 miles south of LaBelle
at 3439 South SR 29. We are open Monday-
Friday from 7:00am -6:00pm.
Big Smiles Child Care and Early Learn-
ing Center is a private Christian based early
learning center. We teach children about
God and his love for them. We introduce
simple bible truths such as love, honesty,
and respect for others and ourselves.
At Big Smiles Child Care and Early Learn-
ing Center the daily care of children is very
important to us. Toddlers and Preschoolers
are full of energy and inquisitive about the
world around them. We believe that every
child should have the opportunity to learn
and grow in a safe and loving environment.
We believe children learn and grow when
the world around them is fun and full of
creative ideas in which to encourage their
imaginations. Our staff has a passion for
children and is actively engaged with each
child throughout the day.
The mission of Big Smiles Child Care and
Early Learning Center is to provide parents
with top quality childcare. The purpose of
our program is to encourage young minds in
their educational development with a solid


Christian foundation while stimulating their
natural curiosity.
At Big Smiles Child Care and
Early Learning Center the daily
care of children is very important
to us!
Sebrina Rimes
The vision of Big Smiles Child Care and
Early Learning Center is to create an at-
mosphere of play based learning. This is
achieved through creative teaching methods
in subjects including art, creative movement
and music, computer education, and fun
with food.
We are a School Readiness provider and
accept 4-C approved families. We will also
be offering the Florida Voluntary Pre Kinder-
garten (VPK) program this school year be-
ginning August 23, 2010.
We would love for you to come by so
we can show you around and answer any
questions you may have. Please stop by dur-
ing our regular business hours or call for an
appointment. We are also having an Open
House on Thursday August 19th from 5:00-
7:30 pm. We will be having discounted reg-
istration fees during this event, so you do not
want to miss it!!!


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(2 miles South of Cowboy Wayv


863-675-3421



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for supervising the harvesting of citrus groves locat-
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vesting contractors and ensuring compliance with
applicable regulations. Qualified applicants must
possess at least five years prior citrus harvesting ex-
perience and a current, valid driver's license.
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3439 South SR 29 LaBelle
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863-673-5352
License# C20HE0011(pendng)

Imagination Station
Learning Center Con-
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Serving ALL ages in-
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Accepting VPK, 4 C
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Director lic. #
C 2 0 HE 0 1 4
(863)612-9213

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The Dance Company:
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yrs. Registration:
Thurs. Aug. 12,
6:30-8:30pm. Locat-
ed at 540 1st Ave,
LaBelle, behind the
UPS Store. Call
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wk. + $200 sec. dep.
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gar., carport, boathouse,
dock/boat ramp. Ref's
req. $850/mo.
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LABELLE 2BR/1BA in
city limits on large lot
with oak trees, screened
porch and storage shed.
$525/mo.(863) 675-0104

LABELLE Old Florida-
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Bell, 3 br/lba, Room
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Non Smkg. Env., Ref's,
lease, $575 mo + $575
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$750 mo. + sec. dep. &
1st month. Call
(863)673-8862

Large 3BR/2BA home
for rent in good neigh-
bo r h ood .
(863)673-9133

NICE SMALL HOME -
2br, Iba, just remodeled,
231 College St. LaBelle,
$400/mo. (863)843-2495

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Call (863) 673-6362

PORT LABELLE New,
3BR, 2BA, gar., fenced,
9022 Maywood Circle.
$800/mo. $2400 move
in firm. 954-873-3322

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Rainbow Circle, 3 bed
4084 Rainbow Circle 4
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$550 mo. + sec.
(863)675-0104

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REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS FOR DESIGN SERVICES FOR THE
HELMS ROAD EXTENSION
FROM SR 80 TO SR 29 IN HENDRY COUNTY
RFQ. No: 2010-31
OPENING DATE: Friday September 24,2010 at 2:00 pm
Hendry County is seeking engineering firms interested in providing profes-
sional services in connecbon with design services for the Helms Road Exten-
sion from SR 80 to SR 29 in Hendry County, Florida. Firms submitting must
have expertise in construction design services. Proposers shall have all ser-
vices available in-house or may propose mulbple firms, which have joined
together to provide the various required disciplinary services in order to of-
fer a complete submission. Individuals and firms properly registered in the
State of Florida are encouraged to submit their qualifications for considera-
tion. All submittals (see Part IV, Submissions Requirements) received in re-
sponse to this RFQ will be reviewed by a County Evaluation Committee. In
order to be considered, submittals must be received by the Board of County
Commissioners at the C. E. Hall Building (Clerk's Office) in the Hendry
County Courthouse Complex, 25 E. Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle Florida by
2:00 p.m., September 24, 2010, at which bme all responses to this request
will be recorded in the presence of one or more witnesses.
A copy of the Instructions and RFQ Documents can be obtained from the
Hendry County Engineering Office, located at 99 E Cowboy Way, LaBelle, FL
(for pick u, Post Office Box 2340 LaBelle FL 33975 (mailing address) of
by calling (863) 675-5222. Instructions and RFQ documents wi l be emailed
upon request; however, Hendry County will not guarantee the accuracy or
completeness of documents sent via email.
The solicitation does not commit Hendry County to award any contracts, to
pay any costs incurred in the preparation of a response to this RFQ, or to
contract for any services. The County reserves the right to reject any or all
submittals received as a result of this solicitation, or to cancer in part or in
its entirety this RFQ, if it is in the best interest of the County to do so.
The Evaluation Committee will meet on September 29th, 2010 at 1:00 p.m.
at the Administrative Conference Room located at 165 S. Lee Street La-
Belle, FL 33935 to short list the proposals. Presentabons of the short listed
firms will be held on October 1, 2010 at 9:00 a.m. at the Administrative
Conference Room located at 165 S. Lee Street, LaBelle, FL 33935.
If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Hendry County
Commission with respect to any matter considered at the evaluabon com-
mittee meetings, he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for
such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the
proceedings is made, which record includes the tesbmony and evidence
upon which the appeal is to be based.
Hendry County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and actively seeks
Minority and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise participation.
Board of County Commissioners
Janet B. Taylor, Chairwoman
362754 CB/CN 8/12,19,26;9/2/10


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File No. 2010-061-CP
IN RE: ESTATE OF
ALBERT TRAUB
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of
Albert Traub, deceased, whose date
of death was March 25, 2009, is
pending in the Circuit Court for
Hendry County, Florida, Probate Divi-
sion, the address of which is P.O.
Box 1760, LaBelle, FL 33975 1760.
The names and addresses of the per-
sonal representative and the person-
al representative's attorney are set
forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or de-
mands against decedent's estate on
whom a copy of this notice is re-
quired to be served must file their
claims wih this court WITHIN THE
LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE
TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER
THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY
OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims or
demands against decedent's estate
must file their claims with this court
WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN
THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN
SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA
PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME
PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY
CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR
MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS
DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this
notice is August 5th, 2010.
Personal Representative:
Donna Strausser
7565 Grady Dr.
N. Ft. Myers, Florida 33917
Attorney for Per-
sonal Representatve:
Daniel J. Endrizal, III
Attorney for Donna Strausser
Florida Bar Number: 300860
1533 Hendry St., Ste. 303
Ft. Myers, FL 33901
Telephone: (239) 728-8555
Fax: (239) 337-1466
E-Mal: danielendrizal@earthlink.net
361559 CGS 8/5,12/10

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURTOF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN
AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO. 26-2010-CA-000044
FIFTH THIRD MORTGAGE
COMPANY,
Plaintiff,
VS.
KATIE M. SOLOMON A/K/A
KATIE M. GUTWEIN; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF KATIE M. SOLOMON
A/K/A KATIE M. GUTWEIN; IF
LIVING, INCLUDING ANY UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID DE-
FENDANT(S), IF REMARRIED
AND IF DECEASED, THE RE-
PSECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS,
DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGN-
EES, CREDITORS, LIENORS,
AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER
PERSONS CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH UNDER OR AGAINST
THE NAMED DEFENDANTSS;
UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UN-
KNOWN TENANT #2;
Defendant(s)
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that, pursu-
ant to a Final Summary Judgment of
Foreclosure entered in the above-
styled cause, in the Circuit Court of
Hendry County, Flonda, I will sell the
property situate in Hendry County,
Florida, described as:
LOT 4, VERMACK A SUBIDIVI-
SION, ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 134, OF
THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA.
A/K/A
4596 Sandalwood Drive
Port 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 September 8, 2010.
DATED this 6 day of August, 2010.
Any 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 within 60 days after the sale.
Witness my hand and seal of this
court on the 6th day of August, 2010
CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
By: /S/ J. Bevis
Deputy Clerk
Law Offices of Daniel C. Consuegra
9204 King Palm Dnve
Tampa, FL 33619-1328
Attorneys for Plaintiff
In accordance with the Amencans
With Disabilities Act of 1990, persons
needing a special accommodation to
participate in this proceeding should
contact the ASA Coordinator no later
than seven (7) days pnor to the pro-
ceeding. If heanng impaired, please
call (800) 955-8771 (TDD) or
(800) 955-8770 (voice), via Flonda
Relay Service.
362708 CN 08/12,19/10


NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING
OF THE BOARD OF
SUPERVISORS OF THE
CENTRAL COUNTY WATER
CONTROL DISTRICT
You are hereby notified that the
Regular Meeting of the Board of Su-
pervisors of the Central County Wa-
ter Control District will by held on
Wednesday August 25, 2010 at 7 pm
at the Central County Conference
Room located at 475 S. Cabbage
Palm St. Montura Ranch Estates, Cle-
wiston, Florida. The purpose of this
meeting is to transact any and all
business which may come before the
Board. If a person decides to appeal
the decision of the Board of Super-
visors with respect to any matter
considered at the public meeting or
hearing herein referred he or she
may need to insure that a verbatim
record of the proceedings is made,
which record includes the testimony
and evidence upon which the appeal
is based.
361353 CGS 8/12/10


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN
AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO. 26-2010-CA-000341
GREEN TREE SERVICING LLC, AS
SUCCESSOR SERVICES FOR
GREENPOINT CREDIT, LLC,
Plaintiff,
VS.
CAROL N. FLOYD; THE UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF CAROL N. FLOYD; JUAN
A. VASQUEZ; THE UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF JUAN A. VASQUEZ; IF
LIVING, INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF SAID DEFENDANTSS, IF
REMARRIED, AND IF DECEASED,
THE RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS,
DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES,
CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUS-
TEES, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS
CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER
OR AGAINST THE NAMED DEFEN-
DANT(S); MIDLAND FUNING NCC-2
CORP; WHETHER DISSOLVED OR
PRESENTLY EXISTING, TOGETHER
WITH ANY GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES,
CREDITORS, LIENORS, OR TRUS-
TEES OF SAID DEFENANT(S) AND
ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER, OR AGAINST
DEFENDANTSS; UNKNOWN TENANT
#1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2;
Defendants)
NOTICE OF SALE
Nobce is hereby given that, pursu-
ant to a Final Summary Judgment of
Foreclosure entered in the above-
styled cause, in the Circuit Court of
Hendry County, Florida, I will sell the
property situate in Hendry County,
Florida, described as:
BEGINNING AT THE SOUTH-
WEST CORNER OF SECTION 4,
TOWNSHIP 44 SOUTH, RANGE
29 EAST, HENDRY COUNTY,
FLORIDA; THENCE NORTH 86
DEGREES 26' EAST, A DIS-
TANCE OF 1051.7 FEET;
THENCE NORTH 03 DEGREES
51' WEST, A DISTANCE OF 450
FEET TO THE POINT OF BE-
GINNING; THENCE NORTH 86
DEGREES 26' EAST, A DIS-
TANCE OF 90 FEET THENCE
NORTH 03 DEGREES 1' WEST,
A DISTANCE OF 190.1 FEET;
THENCE SOUTH 86 DEGREES
21' WEST, A DISTANCE OF 90
FEET; THENCE SOUTH 03 DE-
GREES 01', A DISTANCE OF
190.1 FEET; TO THE POINT OF
BEGINNING. SAID PARCEL LO-
CATED IN HENDRY COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
To include a:
1995 FLEETCRAFT CORP.
VIN.GAFLR39A02064VH
68048527
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 September 15, 2010.
DATED this 6 day of August, 2010.
Any person claiming an interest in
the surplus from the sale, if any, oth-
er than the property owner as of the
date of the lis pendens, must file a
claim within 60 days after the sale.
Witness, my hand and seal of this
court on the 6th day of August, 2010
CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
By: /S/ J. Bevis
Deputy Clerk
Law Offices of Daniel C. Consuegra
9204 King Palm Drive
Tampa, FL 33619-1328
Attorneys for Plaintiff
In accordance with the Americans
With Disabilities Act of 1990, persons
needing a special accommodation to
participate in this proceeding should
contact the ASA Coordinator no later
than seven (7) days prior to the pro-
ceeding. If hearing impaired, please
call (800) 955-8771 (TDD) or
800) 955-8770 (voice), via Florida
Relay Service.
362755 CN 08/12,19/10
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HENDRY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
NOTICE TO BIDDERS
Sealed bids, in triplicate, subject to the conditions herein, will be received
unbl Tuesday, August 31, 2010, at 2:00 PM, by the Hendry County
Board of County Commissioners, at the Hendry County Complex, Clerk of
Circuit Court, Attn.: Barbara Butler, C.E. Hall Building, Administrabve Wing,
2nd Floor, Room A-226, 50 South Bridge Street, LaBelle, Florida 33935; and
subsequently opened in a meeting to be held in the Clerk's office and pub-
licly read, for furnishing all labor and materials and performing all work con
nected with a project for the Airglades Airport Runway 13-31
Rehabilitation (Hendry County Bid Number 2010-28).
A Pre-Bid Conference is scheduled for Friday, August 6, 2010, at 10:00
AM at the Airglades Airport Terminal Building.
Bidders are invited to submit bids for this work on the bid forms provided.
Other bid or proposal forms will not be accepted.
The complete examination and understanding of the Contract Documents
consisting of the project plans and specifications including all addenda or
other revisions, and site of the proposed work is necessary to properly sub-
mit a bid. On or after July 30, 2010, Contract Documents consisting of
the project plans and specifications and all addenda or other revisions will
be available for examination and may be obtained from the office of URS
Corporaton, 7650 W. Courtney Campbell Causeway, Tampa, Florida,
33607-1462, (Phone: 813-675-6538; contact Kelli Leonard) for the non-re-
fundable amount of $100.00. The Contractor must purchase the Contract
Documents from the Engineer of Record in order to be considered a respon-
sive bidder.
A Bid Bond in the form as bound in the Contract Documents or Certified
Check in the amount of not less than five percent (5%) of the total amount
bid must accompany each Bid.
Successful Bidder will be required to execute and to provide a Payment
Bond and Performance Bond each in an Amount of not less than one hun-
dred percent (100%) of the total value of the Contract awarded to him with
a satisfactory surety or sureties for the full and faithful performance of the
work.
The Board of County Commissioners of Hendry County, in accordance with
Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. 2000d) and 49 CFR, Part
26, Participaton by Disadvantaged Business Enterprises in Department of
Transportation Programs, hereby notifies all bidders that it will affirmatvely
ensure that disadvantaged business enterprises are afforded full opportunity
to submit bids in response to this invitabon and will not be discriminated
against on the grounds of race, color, sex or national origin in consideration
for an award.
No bid may be withdrawn after closing bme for the receipt of bids for a pe-
riod of ninety (90) days.
The Board of County Commissioners of Hendry County reserves the right to
waive any informalities or irregularities in or reject any or all bids and to
award or refrain from awarding a Contract for the work. Contractor selec-
tion and disqualification criteria are set forth in Hendry County Ordinance
No. 2001-08.
HENDRY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
Date: 07/29/2010 By: Janet Taylor, Chairwoman
361146 CB/CN 7/29;8/5,12,19/10


REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS FOR DRAINAGE IMPROVEMENTS
IN THE NORTH LABELLE MSBU
TO THE ROY BROWN CANAL AND
IVAN OUTFALL IN HENDRY COUNTY
RFQ. No: 2010-30
OPENING DATE: September 10, 2010 at 2:00 pm
Hendry County is seeking engineering firms interested in providing profes-
sional services in connection with drainage improvements in the North La-
Belle MSBU to the Roy Brown Canal and Ivan Outfall in Hendry County,
Florida. Firms submitting must have expertise in construction drainage de-
sign services. Proposers shall have all services available in-house or may
propose multiple firms, which have joined together to provide the various
required disciplinary services in order to offer a complete submission. Indi-
viduals and firms properly registered in the State of Florida are encouraged
to submit their qualifications for considerabon. All submittals (see Part IV,
Submissions Requirements) received in response to this RFQ will be re-
viewed by a County Evaluation Committee. In order to be considered, sub-
mittals must be received by the Board of County Commissioners at the C. E.
Hall Building (Clerk's Ofice) in the Hendry County Courthouse Complex, 25
E. Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle Florida by 2:00 p.m., September 10, 2010,
at which time all responses to this request will be recorded in the presence
of one or more witnesses.
A copy of the Instructions and RFQ Documents can be obtained from the
Hendry County Engineering Office, located at 99 E Cowboy Way, LaBelle, FL
(for pick up), Post Office Box 2340, LaBelle, FL 33975 (mailing address) or
by calling (863) 675-5222. Instructions and RFQ documents will be emailed
upon request; however, Hendry County will not guarantee the accuracy or
completeness of documents sent via email.
The solicitation does not commit Hendry County to award any contracts, to
pay any costs incurred in the preparation of a response to this RFQ, or to
contract for any services. The County reserves the right to reject any or all
submittals received as a result of this solicitabon, or to cancel in part or in
its entirety this RFQ, if it is in the best interest of the County to do so.
Hendry County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and actively seeks Mi-
nority and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise participation.
Board of County Commissioners
Janet B. Taylor, Chairwoman
362730 CB/CN 8/12,19,26/10


NOTICE OF MEETING
HENDRY COUNTY VALUE ADJUSTMENT BOARD
PLEASE BE ADVISED that pursuant to Chapter 194, Florida Statutes, the
HENDRY COUNTY VALUE ADJUSTMENT BOARD, will convene a public meet-
ing at 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, August 24, 2010 in the Clerk's Conference
Room, Hendry County Courthouse, 25 East Hickpochee, LaBelle, Florida for
the purpose of addressing the following items: ratify the retention of an at-
torney, election of Chairman and Vice-Chairman, Clerk's Report on filed pe-
titions, approval of minutes of meeting held on March 18, 2010, establish a
fee for iing petions, discussing the appointment of Special Magistrates,
review of Special Magistrate applications and selection of Special Magis-
trates if appointed, contract wit Special Magistrates, review potential hear-
ing schedule and review and adopt all portions of the Florida Statutes and
Florida Administrative Code which govern Value Adjustment Boards in Flori-
da. In addition to these matters, the VAB may consider other items as may
be appropriate or timely.
Anyone who appeals a decision made by the VAB will need a record of the
proceedings and for such purpose may need to ensure that a verbatm
record of the proceedings is made, including the testimony and evidence
upon which the appeal is based.
Barbara S. Butler, Clerk
Hendry County Value Adjustment Board
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Ingenious

Jim Bishop, manager of the Riverside
Hotel found an unique way to beat the
long commute to the Ft. Denaud bridge
when the LaBelle bridge closed. His
little ferry even has a rotating deck so
he didn't have to worry about pushing
the scooter on it.


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Workman put the final touches on the
SR 29 bridge Friday afternoon before
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Community Briefs


Attention writers
The Writers Group will meet at Barron Li-
brary Thursday, August 12, at noon. Bring a
sandwich if you like for this casual meeting
of anyone who enjoys writing. All are wel-
come.

Service men,
women join vet group
VFW Post 10100 will pay for the mem-
bership of any armed forces personnel cur-
rently serving in harm's way. Please call 863-
675-8008.


Widows to meet
The Widows Support Group will meet
August 19 at 11:30 a.m. at Beef O'Brady's for
lunch. All widows are welcome.

LHS plans consignment store
LaBelle High School business students
will run a consignment store this upcom-
ing fall. They can use some clothes racks,
shelves and basic supplies. If you have any
items that you can donate or sell at a reason-
able price, please call Kevin Lutkenhaus at
674-4120, or email at lutkenhausk@hendry.
kl2.fl.us.
We will be opening our store to the stu-


dents and community throughout the year. If
you would like to help, please let us know.

SCFC to meet
The Swamp Cabbage Festival Committee
will be selecting a theme and poster design
for the 2011 festival at its Monday, Sept. 13,
meeting. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m.
at the LaBelle City Hall. The poster size is
16" x 20" and must incorporate a cabbage
palm and the theme. The 20 inch depth is
necessary to include the artwork on the
2011 t-shirt. Once selected, the committee
reserves the right to make needed changes
to the artwork in order to accommodate its


use in various ways. Entries can be received
at City Hall any time prior to the September
meeting.

Legion Auxiliary
canteen serves meal
American Legion Auxiliary Unit 130 serves
food every Tuesday evening in the main hall
during members only bingo, 4:30-7 p.m. Va-
riety of sandwiches and finger foods $3.50
each, desserts $1. (Menu varies each week).
Public welcome; 699 Hickpochee Ave. (SR
80).


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
ON LEVY OF A NON-AD VALOREM ASSESSMENT
AND COLLECTION BY THE UNIFORM METHOD FOR
SKY VALLEY MUNICIPAL SERVICES BENEFIT UNIT

TAKE notice that a public hearing will be held before the Board of County Commissioners of Hendry
County, Florida, at 5:05 p.m. on September 14, 2010, at the Clewiston City Hall, Commission Chambers, 115 West
Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, Florida, for the purpose of considering the levy of an increased non-ad valorem assess-
ment within Sky Valley Municipal Services Benefit Unit. The proposed assessment will be collected by the Tax
Collector and the assessment will be collected annually until terminated. All affected property owners may appear
and be heard at the public hearing and also have the right to file written objections with the Hendry County Administrator,
Post Office Box 2340, LaBelle, Florida 33975, at anytime within 20 days from the date of this publication.
The following is the non-ad valorem assessment to be considered at the public hearing:
Sky Valley Municipal Services Benefit Unit
The purpose of the non-ad valorem assessment is to provide municipal street lighting, drainage, entry
sign maintenance, landscaping, mowing of common areas, herbicide lake area and miscellaneous repairs and main-
tenance within Sky Valley Municipal Services Benefit Unit. The amount of the proposed assessment is $200.00 per
parcel for Fiscal Year 2010/2011. Each parcel consists of one lot.


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If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Hendry County Commission with respect to any
matter discussed at such public hearing, he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose,
he/she may 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.

BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
Janet B. Taylor, Chairwoman


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
ON LEVY OF A NON-AD VALOREM ASSESSMENT
AND COLLECTION BY THE UNIFORM METHOD FOR
FELDA MUNICIPAL SERVICES BENEFIT UNIT

TAKE notice that a public hearing will be held before the Board of County Commissioners of Hendry
County, Florida, at 5:05 p.m. on September 14, 2010, at the Clewiston City Hall, Commission Chambers, 115 West
Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, Florida, for the purpose of considering the levy of a non-ad valorem assessment within
Felda Municipal Services Benefit Unit. The proposed assessment will be collected by the Tax Collector and the
assessment will be collected annually until terminated. All affected property owners may appear and be heard at the
public hearing and also have the right to file written objections with the Hendry County Administrator, Post Office
Box 2340, LaBelle, Florida 33975, at anytime within 20 days from the date of this publication.

The following is the non-ad valorem assessment to be considered at the public hearing:

Felda Municipal Services Benefit Unit

The purpose of the non-ad valorem assessment is to provide drainage within Felda Municipal Services
Benefit Unit. The amount of the proposed assessment is $4.00 per acre for Fiscal Year 2010/2011.


If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Hendry County Commission with respect to any
matter discussed at such public hearing, he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose,
he/she may 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.
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
Janet B. Taylor, Chairwoman


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School Briefs


UES information
The teaches first day at Upthegrove El-
ementary School will be Monday, August
16. Open house is Thursday, Aug. 19, from
5-6:30 p.m. All parents/guardians and stu-
dents who wish to meet their teacher for the
year are welcome. The first day of school
will be Monday, August 23. If you have any
questions please feel free to call the school
at 612-0750.

West Glades get acquainted
West Glades School will host its "Get Ac-
quainted Night" Thursday, August 19, from
4-6 p.m. Students may come and meet their


teachers. Middle school students will get
their schedules. If you would like a copy of
the dress code and school supply list, stop
by the school and pick them up or call 863-
675-3490 and they will be faxed or e-mailed
to you.

Get your free school supplies
The Hendry Educational Support Person-
nel Association (HESPA) wants to help get
your child started off right for the first day
of school. HESPA will be handing out 1,500
backpacks with school supplies for students
(K-12). Plus students can also get a free back
to school hair cut. This will take place at La-


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
ON LEVY OF A NON-AD VALOREM ASSESSMENT
AND COLLECTION BY THE UNIFORM METHOD FOR
HOOKER'S POINT STREET LIGHTING MUNICIPAL SERVICES BENEFIT UNIT

TAKE notice that a public hearing will be held before the Board of County Commissioners of
Hendry County, Florida, at 5:05 p.m. on September 14, 2010, at the Clewiston City Hall,
Commission Chambers, 115 West Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, Florida, for the purpose of
considering the levy of a non-ad valorem assessment within Sunshine Lake Estates
Subdivision, a portion of the Hooker's Point Street Lighting Municipal Services Benefit Unit.
The proposed assessment will be collected by the Tax Collector and the assessment will be col-
lected annually until terminated. All affected property owners may appear and be heard at the
public hearing and also have the right to file written objections with the Hendry County
Administrator, Post Office Box 2340, LaBelle, Florida 33975, at anytime within 20 days from
the date of this publication.
The following is the non-ad valorem assessment to be considered at the public hearing:

Hookers Point Street Lighting Municipal Services Benefit Unit Sunshine Lake Estates
Subdivision

The purpose of the non-ad valorem assessment is to install, maintain and operate
street lighting within the Sunshine Lake Estates Subdivision, a portion of the Hooker's Point
Street Lighting Municipal Services Benefit Unit. The amount of the proposed assessment is
$162.00 per parcel for Fiscal Year 2010/2011.


If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Hendry County Commission with
respect to any matter discussed at such public hearing, he/she will need a record of the
proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may 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.
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
Janet B. Taylor, Chairwoman


Belle High School Sunday, August 15, at 2
p.m. Hotdogs and drinks will be on sale for a
$1 each. With the purchase of a hotdog and
a drink you will receive a ticket for a chance
to win a $50 gift card to Walmart. There will
be two $50 gift cards given out (1-LaBelle &
1-Clewiston).
Money and donations received will go
towards next years school supply giveaway.
Items in book bags are paper, pencils, pens,
scissors, ruler, two paper folders, two glue
sticks, crayons for (K-5) and colored pencils
(6-12) pencil box or bag. Donations for next
year can be sent to:
HESPA, 1890 Phillips Rd., LaBelle, FL
33935. If you have any question feel free to
call: Crystal Kirtley 863-517-2386.

Open house dates
LaBelle Area
LaBelle Elementary School -August 19,
(5-6:30 p.m.)
Country Oaks Elementary School -Au-
gust 19, (5-6:30 p.m.)
Upthegrove Elementary School August
19, (5:-6:30 p.m.)
LaBelle Middle School August 19, (1-3
p.m.)
LaBelle High School
Seniors and parents -Thursday, August
19, (7 p.m.)
Freshman and parents -Friday, August
20, (8:30-11:30 am)
Sophomores & Juniors & Parents -Fri-
day, August 20, (1-2:30 p.m.)
Clewiston Area
Central Elementary School -August 19,
(5-6:30 p.m.)
Eastside Elementary School -August 19,
(5:30-7 p.m.)
Westside Elementary School -August
19, (4-5:30 p.m.)
Clewiston Middle School August 20,
(5 6:30 p.m.)
Clewiston High School August 19,
(6:30-8 p.m.)

Schools serve breakfast
Hendry County Schools offer Breakfast
at no charge to all of their students, every
school day. Breakfast times may vary from
school to school, so check with your child's
school office for the time schedule. Break-
fast is the most important meal and needs
to be a part if your child's educational day.
The National School Breakfast Program was
enacted to ensure that school children are
being served a nutritious breakfast daily.
Studies have proven that higher academic
and social achievement occur when break-
fast is consumed. Make sure that your child
starts off his day right with breakfast at Hen-
dry County Schools.

LMS open house
Come to LaBelle Middle School's Open
House August 19, 1-3 p.m. Parents will re-
port to the cafeteria and go to their child's
grade level information station.
This will tell them where their child's
homeroom is located and retrieve their
schedules. They will be given a map so that
they can go and visit all of their classes. In
addition to their schedule, homeroom will


give parents all the information they will
need and ask them information as well.
They will be asked to sign in and give the
teacher parental personal information, i.e.
where they can be reached in case of an
emergency. It is imperative that information
is always kept current.
After that, they will take a tour of the
campus and become acquainted with their
teachers. We will also be signing up parents
for classes that can help them assist their
child in school, i.e. studying for tests, organi-
zation, contacting teachers about grades or
other concerns via email, etc. There will be
different stations in the cafeter
ia for busing information, lunches, the
health department will be there giving out
the required 7th grade shot, PTO members
will be recruiting new parents to take part
in our fun and warm group of parents that
meet once a month to make a difference in
our students' education here at LMS, and the
School Advisory Council sign in sheet will
be available if you are interested in helping
making educational decisions that will im-
pact our students here at LMS. Hope to see
all future Broncos at Open House!

School supply giveaway
Life Ministries' Back To School Give Away
will provide 200 back packs with school sup-
plies for K-5 on August 14 at 10 a.m. Regis-
ter now through August 5 at Life Ministries,
725 SR 80 or call 863-675-8855 from 9 a.m.-
noon.

Apply now to
new Christian school
International Christian Academy, located
at 233 Clark Street, is now accepting applica-
tions for the 2010-11 school year. Plans are
to offer 21st century technology, physical
education, foreign languages (including sign
language), liturgical dance, music, and art in
addition to the core subjects.
To have your child ready to start school
August 23, immediate registration is encour-
aged. For further information, contact Tracy
Co at 863-675-1112 or 863-675-ICA7 (4227).

LHS senior Cowboy night
Parents and LHS Seniors please plan
to attend LHS Senior Cowboy Night to be
held Thursday, Aug. 19, at 7:00 p.m. Senior
Cowboy Night is an opportunity for all LHS
Seniors to receive valuable information that
will kick off a successful and well informed
senior year. LHS is now offering AP Ameri-
can Government for qualifying LHS Juniors
and Seniors.

Register for kindergarten
now!
West Glades School requests that parents
register children for kindergarten as soon as
possible. Office hours are 8 a.m.-3 p.m. It is
important to register early in order to have
your child placed in a class prior to open
house. For more information call 863-675-
3490.


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Community Briefs


So you want to
own a business
SWFL MicroEnterprise will hold an infor-
mational meeting Monday, Aug. 16, at the
Firehouse Cultural Center, 5:30 p.m. Anyone
who thinks they might be interested in start-
ing their own small business is welcome.

Sales tax holiday
From Aug. 13-15 the State of Florida has
declared a sales tax holiday on school sup-
plies, books, clothing and footwear. The tax
break is intended to help Floridians prepare
for the school year.

Woosley banquet coming up
Please join us for the Danny Woosley Me-
morial Scholarship Banquet at the LaBelle
Civic Center Friday, August 20. Social hour
begins at 6 p.m. with an open bar, steak
dinner with all the fixin's at 7 p.m. and the
live auction at 8 p.m. There will be a silent
auction along with raffle drawings through-
out the evening. Tickets are $50 for singles
and $75 for couples, available at Big Iron
Barbell or Jennings Hardware. If you would
like more information or are interested in
becoming a sponsor, please call Ricky Bass
at 673-1940.

Small business success
The Small Business Development Center
(SBDC) has new Business 2day/Indepen-
dence 2morrow classes starting Monday,
August 23, at Edison State College in La-
Belle. This 10-week course guides the en-
trepreneur through the steps necessary to
write a successful business plan for their ex-
isting or potential small business. Your $100
fee covers the cost of classroom materials,
a business plan software program and ten
weeks of instruction. Classes are Mondays
6-9 p.m. at LaBelle's Edison campus, 1092
Cowboy Way. To register contact Janice at
239-860-8592 or on line at www.sbdcsemi-
nars.org. SBDC is part of Florida Gulf Coast
University's School of Business and is happy
to team with Edison State College for this
program.

Relay for Life drawing
The City of LaBelle Relay for Life team
is having a drawing for a Garmin fishfinder.
Tickets are $5 each or six for $20 and avail-
able at City Hall. Drawing will be held August
20. Proceeds help in the fight against cancer.

Meeting on substance abuse
Drug Free Hendry County August Meet-
ing: Substance Abuse in Hendry County, A
Professional Perspective at the August 17
Drug Free Hendry County Meeting, a panel
of local experts including representatives
from Hendry County Sheriff's Office, Divi-
sion of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco,
and Drug Court will discuss substance
abuse in Hendry County what's out there
and what are the options to intervene. If this
topic interests you, please plan to attend and
learn more about this issue, and how you
can help make a difference in your commu-
nity. The meeting will be held at the Carlson


Methodist Church Fellowship Hall located
on 310 Campbell Street in LaBelle from 5:00-
6:15pm. Drug Free Hendry County meets on
the 3rd Tuesday of each month. All residents
are encouraged and invited to attend. Please
contact Jeni Dyess at 863-674-4041 X143 or
Jennifer_Dyess@doh.state.fl.us for more in-
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ents Meet and Greet your candidates Thurs-
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friend. Refreshments will be served. For fur-


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eyes and hearts to each other as they each
gave a list of what and whom they respect.
Senior, Seth Billig stated, "A lot of the
younger kids look up to the Seniors, and
personally, I respect a lot of the bigger boys
because I've never known what it's like to
be one of them. I also respect the younger
kids for enduring the practices and getting
punk'd."
Throughout the week-long LHS Football
Camp the new Seniors adjusted to their
roles as leaders. "Being a Senior, I feel like
we influence the team by our actions, they
imitate us and what we do, such as good
and bad sportsmanship. I feel that I positive-
ly influence the team through my integrity
and doing the right thing, even when it's not
easy," Michael Pittman said.
Freshman Manny Taylor agrees with
Pittman's statement, "They influence me
through being good guys and their leader-
ship; it really makes me want to be more
like them."
The team's deep respect for each other
leads to the intense relationship they all

Submitted photo/Lynnette Rivas
Can't play. No fear. Landon Beer
shares his thoughts on his injured leg.
"Heck yeah I'm anxious to get back in
the game. I'll play the same, I can't be
scared. I won't be more careful."


share. As Head Coach Hal Bennett put it,
"I've definitely seen us grow together and
gain a lot more unity. I expect improvement
from the previous years. I really think we're
going to turn heads this year. This team is
different from any team I've had because
they get along as a group."
The family-like atmosphere is sensed
among everyone. "We're like a family
because we've got each other's back no
matter what because we're all brothers in
Christ," Team Captain Chris Garcia said.
As all families do, the team shares their
special memories with each other. "The
best memory from camp would have to be
just hanging with the guys and being like a
family. I feel a very strong connection with
the team and everyone is getting a lot out of
camp," Seth Billig said.
One evening, Coach Bennett's bed man-
aged to go missing. Of course, Coach knew
who to accuse first, Landon Beer, Chris Gar-
cia, Taylor Jordan and James Hester. The
bed was found atop the bleachers. "He was


walking back and forth past it and didn't
notice it right over his head," Coach Russell
Bell had said, as he laughed. When the boys
were threatened with even longer practice,
the bed was down within seconds.
All the coaches have their sights set high
for this season, as Coach Bell proclaimed
it, "I've observed that most of the success-
ful teams have a common denominator,
and that is unity." Expectations of this year
all have two things in common: together-
ness and winning Districts. Returning player
Taylor Jordan has put faith in the program,
saying, "During camp, we've come together
as a team and I feel that if we work togeth-
er we can definitely win districts. It feels
great to return from Georgia because now
I'm back to playing with my boys that I've
played with since Pop- Warner."


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Upcoming Junior, Noel Gutierrez says, "I
expect nothing but effort from everyone on
the team. I see a big change coming. During
camp, I've gained trust for my teammates
through more huddle times."
Being on the team means more than giv-
ing their all on the field, it includes reliabil-
ity in the classroom and behavior through
times of adversity. Chris Garcia was quoted,
"Being Team Captain is a great privilege and
comes with a lot of pressure because I con-
stantly have to show a lot of integrity. I have
to exceed everyone's expectations because
they all look up to me as their leader."
Overall, we hope to see our football
team led to victory through their strenuous
practices, thrifty fundraisers and collabora-
tion as a family.


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