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Title: The Caloosa belle
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: S.H. Stalls
Place of Publication: LaBelle Fla
Publication Date: 08-25-2011
Frequency: weekly
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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- La Belle (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Hendry -- LaBelle
Coordinates: 26.760556 x -81.439167 ( Place of Publication )
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Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 49, no. 18 (Sept. 7, 1972)-
Funding: Funded in part by the University of Florida, the Library Services and Technology Assistance granting program of Florida, the State Library and Archives of Florida, and other institutions and individuals.
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Thursday, August 25, 2011 50¢ Plus tax V ol. 89 No. 34 by Patty BrantCaloosa Belle In miles and culture, this area is about as far away from the Middl e East as you can imagine. Still, ther e is much to share, some good, som e bad. Last week a group of visitors, mainly from the Middle East, came to Immokalee as part of a multi-cultural program delving into human traf cking. Visitors from Bahrain, Bangladesh, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Tunisia, Nepal and Mozambique spen t the last two days of this trip in Collier County. Wednesday they heard about law enforcement and abou t the legal system from Ave Maria La w School representatives, the Shelte r for Abused Women, Immigrant Advocacy Center and Human Traf cking Awareness Partnership Inc. In Immokalee on Thursday, they got a general appreciation of Southwes t Florida's agriculture history from local expert, Dallas Townsend. Th e Immokalee session took place at th e PACE Center for Girls. Mr. Townsend is a former Collie r and Hendry County Extension Agen t and grew up on a cattle ranch in th e Immokalee/Felda area, giving him special insight into the area's agricultural roots. His presentation included facts and gures from around Southwes t Florida. He said Collier County is approximately 14.5 percent in ag land. World travelers learn local ag history newszap.comFree SpeechFree AdsSee Page 4 for information about how to contact the newspaper The body of a missing 56-yearold man was found Tuesday, August 16, in a canal in the Port LaBelle area, off Wellington, after a two-day search. According to the Hendry County Sheriff's Of ce, Robert Lane Cornelison was reported missing by his wife just after midnight August 15. Mary Cornelison stated that her husband left their home at about 10 a.m. to go to the woods and look around and had not returned. She said he was disabled from an old back injury which still causes him pain and had a circulatory problem that prevented him from moving around. She said he rarely left the residence and normally made frequent calls to let her know where he was. She was concerned for his safety. HCSO entered Mr. Cornelison as missing into the NCIC/FCIC data bases and put out a BOLO (Be On Death thought to be medical ‘episode’See Death — Page 2 See History — Page 2 Caloosa Belle/ Patty BrantGetting in touchThe wife and children of Army Chief Warrant Of cer Robert C.Hammett Jr., who died in Iraq in June 2008 aiding the Iraquis in their attempts to begin governing their country, visited the Veterans Park August 23. Pictured top, CWO Hammett's family from left: step-mother Dena Hammett, 16-year-old daughter Rebecca, his wife Leanna, their other daughters four-year-old Gwendolyn, 20year-old Madelaine, six-year-old Gillian (in front) and 14-year-old Elizabeth, his father Robert "Johnny" Hammett, Sr., and his sister, Maria Fotheringham. Leanna and the girls live in Tucson, Arizona. She said her husband was dedicated to the Army, incredibly intelligent and a real good father. Below, left: Robert C. "Johnny" Hammett, Sr. and his daughter, Maria. Maria and her husband, Michael Fotheringham both work for the State Department. They recently came from a stint in Afghanistan and are headed for a small area in Africa. Maria attended LMS and LHS for a time in the 1980s. She felt her brother would be pleased with the Veterans Memorial, which she called an "incredible project."

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PLEASE BE ADVISED that pursuant to Chapter 194, Florida Statutes, the HENDRY COUNTY VALUE ADJUSTMENT BOARD ("VAB") will convene a public meeting at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, September 7, 2011 in the Commission Chambers at the Hendry County Courthouse, 25 East Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida, for the purpose of considering matters pursuant to the requirements of Florida Statutes, Chapter 194 and other items as may be appropriate or timely. Petitions, complaints and appeals filed with the VAB will be referred to hearings conducted by Special Magistrates at the Hendry County Courthouse; or at other designated locations as needed. This meeting is open to the public, and interested citizens are invited to attend. No decisions concerning Special Magistrate recommendations will be made by the Board at the meeting. 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 verbatim 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 N O T I C E O F M E E T I N G H E N D R Y C O U N T Y V A L U E A D J U S T M E N T B O A R D PATRICK STEWARTAGENTElizabeth Mendoza, CSR100 South Hall Street, Suite A LaBelle, FL Bus:863-342-8156 Fax: 863-342-8167 e-mail: stewartinsgroup@gmail.com 2 Caloosa Belle August 25, 2011Hendry has the largest amount of land in agriculture in Southwest Florida, 88 percent. Both counties include large tracts owned by the government and used as natural preserves. He explained to the visitors that the area’s major commodities are beef, citrus, v egetable and, in Hendry and Glades only, sugarcane. Putting it all in historical context, he related that cattle was the area’s rst major industry, brought by Ponce DeLeon in 1521. He said the Seminoles have been raising cattle since the 1700s. In the 1800s Florida cattlemen shipped their herds to Cuba through Punda Rassa. They shipped to Cuba because the Cubans paid in gold. Florida was all open range till the 1950s. Cattlemen used brands and ear marks to identify their free-ranging animals. Mr. Townsend delighted the guests with a digital view of an original hand written Brand Register Book from the Hendry County Courthouse, dated July 10, 1929September 7, 1948. Every county in Florida has such a book, he said. He then took the visitors on a digital journey through Southwest Florida’s agricultural history that included Texas fever tick infestations in the early 1900s and cattle dips. Cattle had to be dipped every 14 days to destroy the ticks, he said. The program began in this area in 1932. There were dipping stations in Immokalee, LaBelle, Chocoluskee Island, Marco Island and Naples. The vat in Immokalee was located just north of where the casino stands today. Its remains can still be seen on the Roberts Ranch. He recounted the land boom of the 1920s, brought to an end by vicious hurricanes in Miami and Lake Okeechobee, in 1926 and 1928, respectively. Thus began a depression in Florida that started even before the Great Depression gripped the rest of the country. He told of the role of Range Riders who tried to gather cattle abandoned in the Cypress Swamp, but had to kill those they couldn’t get. In another bit of local history, he showed a receipt from the old Roberts Store in Immokalee from 1942. At that time two pounds of coffee sold for 70 cents. He also showed a bill for $50.34 that included two gallons of gas for 46 cents; and a $7.50 credit for ve days’ work. The document showed it took about one-third of a day’s wages to buy two gallons of gas. Locals also trapped animals for skins to supplement their income. In 1930 the government put up a batterypowered electric fence through Big Cypress to Bonita Springs from Palm Beach County to the Gulf to keep cattle out of the swamp. Some of the original posts can still be seen and remain in use (without the electrical charge). In 1937 the Federal government eliminated white tail deer in Florida and in the 1940s the deer tick was taken on. Other natural pests caused serious problems, such as 1.3 million cases of screw worm in Florida. A sterilization program for male screw worms was highly successful and in the late ‘40s cattle prices increased to 40 cents per pound from 15 cents, In 1948 the Collier family sold land to others including Immokalee’s Roberts family, which bought 2,700 acres in South Hendry County. By the 1960s most of the land in Hendry and Collier was in the hands of large landowners. Mr. Townsend recounted the move from Brahaman and Red Devon cattle in ‘30 to Hereford, Angus and Santa Gertrudis bulls in the ‘40s. After WWII cattlemen established improved pastures on old vegetable farms. In the ‘60-70s the local cattle industry thrived with 150,000 brood cows in Hendry and Collier, but in 1975 there was a crash in the cattle industry. In the late ‘70s freezes sent citrus to from mid-state southward into Hendry and Collier along with vegetable crops. Back in the 1920s, timber was the big rush and in 1921 the Atlantic Coastal Railroad came to Immokalee. From 1908-28 Standard Lumber Co. supplied Sears and Roebuck prefab houses cut from local pines. There were some 24 sawmills south of LaBelle; “Sears” was a town in that area with a school, commissary and 500 people. Hurricanes ended the lumber boom in the 1930s. When the last virgin cypress in the area, located in Corkscew Swamp, was threatened, Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary was created to save these irreplaceable gems for posterity. Vegetables have always been important in South Florida. In the late 1800s the Tamiami Trail was cut through the wilds of the state to ship vegetables to market. In 1995, farmers from the East Coast moved in to both Collier and Hendry as the coastal areas became more and more crowded. There were some 175,000 acres cleared in Collier, and 250,000 acres in Hendry. Citrus also has a long history in Collier and Hendry. In 1894-95 two freezes in Marion County forced citrus groves to move south. At that time, Hendry County already had working groves at the Caloosahatchee River. In 1960, citrus was a growing industry in these parts, with 983 acres in Hendry; and 191 in Collier. By 1961, there were 20,000 acres near LaBelle, mainly owned by A. Duda & Sons and Berry Groves. These days acreage has swollen to 66,814 Hendry and 30,336 in Collier. Citrus groves are battling their own enemies, including canker, which has killed 1 million trees in Hendry and Collier. Water is without a doubt the biggest challenge looming over South Florida’s agriculture industry, Mr. Townsend told the group. Without irrigation, farmers would have to use twice as much land to equal current production. And the area’s attraction for human population puts cities and towns in direct competition with agriculture for the precious resource. Environmental concerns are also chipping away at agricultural interests. Beginning in the ‘70s, the government began buying up land for environmental preservation, including Big Cypress Preserve and panther habitat. In Hendry County, the government purchased Berry Groves on SR 80 west o f LaBelle for the purpose of building a water reservoir. After millions of dollars to purchase, engineer and begin preparation, the project has been abandoned. The site is unsuitable for a reservoir a fact many locals tried to explain from the beginning. Mr. Townsend explained it was a $150 million failure of the South Florida Water Management District, currently being leased back to a private company. He pointed to the purchase of prairie land at Dinner Island Ranch, as a similar issue. Toward the end of his presentation, he mentioned other aws in government programs, like banning DDT, which was ver y successful in controlling pests. The chemical was blamed for causing thin eagle shells, causing a decline in the eagle population. However, he said it has been proven that the thin shells were caused by stress, not DDT. However, the chemical is still banned, which he said has contributed to an increase in malaria outbreaks in Malaysia. In addition to inappropriate regulations, he also noted that the Free Trade Agreement has not been administered fairly. Four years ago the US became a net importer of food. If current conditions are allowed to continue, the US will not be sel f suf cient. He brought up another issues for instance, there is less food inspection nowadays. The international visitors ended their US tour in Immokalee. The Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce hosted the local itinerary. the Look Out) for him. An autopsy was conducted and, at this point, the death has been attributed to a “medical episode.” The toxicology report w ill not be available for several weeks. The sheriff’s of ce conducted the twoday search for Mr. Cornelison, which included personnel from the Collier County Sheriff’s Of ce, Game and Fish Commission, ag units, mounted patrol, Lee County ground and air units, Hendry Fire Rescue, Hendry County CERT and the Southern Florida Canine Search Unit. Approximately 40 individuals participated in the search, using a swamp buggy, fourw heelers, dogs, horses and aircraft as well as a foot search. DeathContinued From Page 1 HistoryContinued From Page 1 Caloosa Belle/ Patty BrantDallas Townsend enlightens Middle Eastern visitors on local ag history.

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Celebrations .newszap.com/celebrationsEngaged? Just married? Golden anniversary? Birthday? Holiday? New baby? Share your news in print and onlineFor a modest charge, each package includes: and family Submit your good news today at VICKYSLUNCHBOX15 Broward Ave, LaBelle € 863-675-1729WILL BE HOSTING A 1 YEAR ANNIVERSARY PARTY ON SATURDAY, AUGUST 27 FROM 12 TILL 8 PMRIB PLATES FOR $10 Includes 3 ribs, bake beans, potato salad, roll and ice teaGATOR COUNTRYwill be there 3-5pmAlong with A Bounce house € Face painting Caloosa Humane Society McGruff the Crime Dog Integrity Martial Arts Cake and Ice Cream at 4:30 PL US $1 Raffle Tickets € Hand Made Afghan CDs € Book € Southern Divas Lazy Acres Wood Working Passes to Big Iron Gym € Tickets Pie from Granny Ellas Pies 3 Caloosa Belle A ugust 25, 2011 ClewistonLarry Gerome Willis, Jr., 24, was arrested A ugust 21 and charged with selling cocaine w ith intent to sell within 1,000 feet of a school, child care facility etc. schedule II and possession/use of drug equipment. N. Kirk w as arresting of cer. Kenneth Michael Bishop, 42, was arrested A ugust 20 and charged with possession of a controlled substance without a prescription. N, Kirk was arresting of cer. Sheryl Denise Acevedo, 37, was arrested A ugust 19 and charged with DUI alcohol/ drugs, nonmoving traf c violation driving w ith a suspended license rst offense and possession of a controlled substance without a prescription. N. Kirk was arresting of cer. Graciela Calderon, 27, was arrested August 17 and charged with arson second degree of a vehicle in the parking lot of the La Fiesta Lounge in Clewiston. Detective J. Taylor was arresting of cer. John Paul Cross, 32, was arrested August 18 and charged with a nonmoving traf c v iolation driving with a suspended license habitual offender. M. White was arresting of cer. Erica Dylan Roland, 27, was arrested August 16 and charged with a nonmoving traf c violation driving with a suspended license third o subsequent. D. Fair was arresting of cer. Isabelita Rodriguez, 32, was arrested August 16 and charged with possession of a new legend drug without a prescription and larceny $300-$5,000 CPD Of cer R. Jones w as arresting of cer. A rrest Reports Drug Free Hendry County is pleased to announce that Rachel's Challenge will be coming to Hendry and Glades Counties in September. Rachel's Challenge is a school assembly and leadership program designed after the writings of Rachel Scott, a victim of the Columbine High School Shootings in Colorado. All students attending Hendry and Glades County High Schools will have the opportunity to watch the presentation during school, while all community members are invited to hear the presentation at 7 p.m. in their city. Rachel Scott was the rst person killed at Columbine High School on April 20, 1999. Rachel's acts of kindness and compassion coupled with the contents of her six diaries have become the foundation for the most life-changing school program in the America. Her brother, Craig, was in the library that day and lost two close friends and narrowly escaped death himself. He was the only student at Columbine who was in the library and also lost a sibling. Powerful audio/video footage of Rachel's Challenge holds students spell-bound during a one hour school presentation that motivates them to positive change in the way they treat others. This is followed by a 45-minute training session involving both adult and student leaders. This is an interactive session that shows how to sustain momentum created by the assembly. That evening the Rachel's Challenge presenter conducts a powerful session with parents and community leaders. To sustain the positive climate change in a school, Rachel's Challenge offers a yearlong curriculum called the Friends of Rachel (FOR) program that continues training students and plugs them into activities that continue the chain reaction of kindness. A few weeks after the tragedy Darrell Scott, Rachel's father, spoke to a congressional House Judiciary Committee regarding issues of school violence. His speech has become one of the most widely read on the internet. Shortly afterwards he founded "Rachel's Challenge," a bullying and violence abatement program. In 2008 more than 1.32 million students experienced Rachel's Challenge and had the opportunity to accept the challenges modeled after Rachel's life and writings. The universal message of kindness and compassion told by Rachel's story has been heard by students in several other countries. The Scott family and other certi ed presenters have spoken to over 11 million people in live settings, and has reached millions more through being featured in popular media outlets like CNN, Fox News, The Today Show, Good Morning America, Larry King Live, Oprah, Dateline, O'Reilly Factor, Hannity and Colmes, and numerous others. Mr. Scott has also authored three books including the best seller "Rachel's Tears." Rachel's Challenge will be in LaBelle on Wednesday, September 7. LaBelle High School students will attend an assembl y in their school and selected students and teachers will attend the Leadership Training later in the school day. The community presentation will begin at 7 p.m. in the LaBelle High School Auditorium. All parents and community members are invited to attend! Rachel's Challenge will be in Moore Haven on Thursday, September 8. Moore Haven Junior/Senior High School students and West Glades Middle School students will attend an assembly at Moore Haven High School and selected students and teachers will attend the Leadership Training later in the school day. The community presentation will begin at 7 p.m. in the Moore Haven High School Auditorium. Drug Free Hendry County believes that this event will encourage our youth to make positive choices and change the school-culture for the best! We look forward to seeing you there. Spanish Translation Equipment will be available. For more information please call Bianc a Ross with Drug Free Hendry County at the Hendry County Health Department: 863674-4041 ext 143 or email Bianca_ross@ doh.state. .us Nationally recognized program coming Submitted photoUrgent needThirty-six-year-old lifelong LaBelle resident Billy Hanes was diagnosed with a brain tumor Memorial Day weekend. He is well known from his long-time job at the Log Cabin. The tumor continues to grow and he has not been able to work since January. He is back in the hospital again and in very serious condition. Billy has no insurance and has not yet been able to get enrolled in Medicare. Until then he must rely on family to care for him. His sister, Sherry Hanes, has returned to LaBelle to care for him. The family is asking for donations to help with Billy’s care. Please deposit any amount you can manage into Sherry Hanes’ account at Suncoast School Federal Credit Union, marked for Billy’s care. You may also send checks to Sherry at P.O. Box 1454, LaBelle, 33975. Billy Hanes

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4 Caloosa Belle August 25, 2011Serving LaBelle Since 1922To Reach UsMailing Address: P.O. Box 518€ LaBelle, FL 33975 Physical Address: 22 Ft. Thompson Ave. Phone: (863) 675-2541€ Fax: (863) 675-1449 Website:www.newszap.com/labelleTo Submit NewsThe Caloosa Belle welcomes submissions from its readers. Opinions, calendar items, story ideas and photographs are welcome. Call (863) 675-2541 to reach our newsroom. The deadline for all news items is 11 a.m. on Monday prior to the following Thursdays publication. E-Mail: cbnews@newszap.comTo Place a Display AdPhone:(863) 675-2541 The deadline for all advertising is 4 p.m. on Friday for the following Thursdays publication E-mail: cbadsales@newszap.comBilling DepartmentE-mail: billteam@newszap.comTo Place a Classified AdCall 1 -877 353-2424 or to place it from home go to www.newszap.comFor SubscriptionsPhone: 1-800-282-8586 Visit newszap.com or email readerservices@newszap.com.StaffNews Editor: Patty Brant Advertising Services Coordinator: Dale Conyers Advertising Services: Barbara Calfee Executive Editor: Katrina ElskenPublisher: Tom ByrdOur PurposeƒThe Caloosa Belle is published by Independent Newspapers of Florida. Independent is owned by a unique trust that enables this newspaper to pursue a mission of journalistic service to the citizens of the community. Since no dividends are paid, the company is able to thrive on profit margins below industrystandards. All after-tax surpluses are reinvested in Independents mission of journalistic service, commitment to the ideals of the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, and support of the communitys deliberation of public issues.We Pledgeƒ€To operate this newspaper as a public trust €To help our community become a better place to live and work, through our dedication to conscientious journalism. €To provide the information citizens need to make their own intelligent decisions about public issues. €To report the news with honesty, accuracy, purposeful neutrality, fairness, objectivity, fearlessness and compassion. €To use our opinion pages to facilitate community debate, not to dominate it with our own opinions. €To disclose our own conflicts of interest or potential conflicts to our readers. €To correct our errors and to give each correction the prominence it deserves. €To provide a right to reply to those we write about. €To treat people with courtesy, respect and compassion. Are you overquali ed?by Matt KindermannAre you overquali ed for many available positions but are in a situation where you would take any position just to have a job? Jim Wall, the "Career Doctor" and Business Director at Southwest Florida Works, will tell you that being overquali ed is a matter of miscommunication. When lling out an application that is a less senior position from your last job, here are a few things to keep in mind so as you don't receive that dreaded "you're overquali ed" response. Only give a new employer your experience relevant to the position in which you're applying. For instance, let's say that you're applying for a retail sales job but your last two positions have been in retail management. Read exactly what the sales job description is and what requirements are preferred. Apply some of your experience to those job quali cations but do not offer any direct experiences related to senior positions you have held. You are proud of your career achievements, as you should be. However, do not share your unrelated experiences with a potential new employer unless speci cally asked or if you have to relate experience because of a change in career elds. For an example, let's say that a sample job quali cation reads "6 months cash handling experience" but your past positions had you managing accounts that totaled $10,000 monthly. One of your resume bullets or relevant experience statement lines on your application should reads "I have over X years experience personally handling accounts with payables and receivables of over $1,000 weekly." Everything in that sentence is true, yet toned down, and you have met the cash handling requirement. Now, do the same for each of the job quali cations as you can. For career changers, if you do not have a speci c quali cation that the job description requires, offer something similar without sounding like a Superman. As an example, if your experience is in day care operations or VPK and you're applying for an Executive Assistant position that requires a pro ciency in spreadsheets that you do not have, your resume bullet should state what computer experience you do have, such as "Computer pro cient and familiar with Microsoft Word, which I use to write personal correspondence and draft community newsletters." If you know you're overquali ed for a position to which you are applying, consider using a functional resume format instead of the reverse chronological format. List your past jobs to establish your work history but tone down your job titles from VP of Communication to Marketing Manager or, from Regional Operations Manager to Retail Sales Supervisor. For more resume assistance, visit www. sw works.org, click on "Locations," then select an of ce close to you to see about free resume writing workshops. For answers to any other questions you may have, call me at 863-675-1412 or e-mail amkindermann@sw works.org. by Les MorganSometime back I read an account from the Reader's Digest. It went like this: A friend of mine awoke one morning to nd a puddle of water in the middle of his king-size water bed. In order to x the puncture, he rolled the heavy mattress outdoors and lled it with more water so he could locate the leak more easily. The enormous bag of water was impossible to control and began rolling on the hilly terrain. He tried to hold it back, but it headed downhill and landed in a clump of bushes which poked it full of holes. Disgusted, my friend threw out the water-bed frame and moved a standard bed into his room. The next morning, he awoke to nd a puddle of water in the middle of the new bed. The upstairs bathroom had a leaky drain. The truth is we all need God's grace because we all have tough times! Have you had a tough time lately? Maybe you are in a dif cult time right now, or perhaps, have been in a very demanding period for an extended period. Grace is God drawing sinners closer and closer to him. How does God in grace prosecute this purpose? Not by shielding us from assault by the work, the esh, and the devil, nor by protecting us from burdensome and frustrating circumstance, not yet by shielding us from troubles created by our own temperament and psychology, but rather by exposing us to all these things, so as to overwhelm us with a sense of our own inadequacy, and to drive us to cling to him more closely. This is the ultimate reason, from our standpoint, why God lls our lives with troubles and perplexities of one sort and another -it is to ensure that we shall learn to hold him fast. The reason why the Bible spends so much of its time reiterating that God is a strong rock, a rm defense, and a sure refuge and help for the weak is that God spends so much of his time showing us that we are weak, both mentally and morally, and dare not trust ourselves to nd or follow the right road. When we walk along a clear road feeling ne, and someone takes our arm to help us, likely we would impatiently shake him off; but when we are caught in rough country in the dark, with a storm brewing and our strength spent, and someone takes our arm to help us, we would thankfully lean on him. And God wants us to feel that our way through life is rough and perplexing, so that we may learn to lean on him thankfully. Therefore he takes steps to drive us out o f self-con dence to trust in himself, to -in the classic scriptural phrase for the secret of the godly man's life -"wait on the Lord." He sat by the re of seven-fold heat, As He watched by the precious ore. And closer He bent with a searching gaze As He heated it more and more. He knew He had ore that could stand the test And He wanted the nest gold, To mold as a crown for the King to wear, Set with gems of price untold. So He laid our gold in the burning re, Though we fain would have said Him, "Nay." And He watched the dross that we had not seen, As it melted and passed away. And the gold grew brighter, and yet more bright And our eyes were so dim with tears, As we saw the re, not the Master's hand, And questioned with anxious fear. Yet our gold shone out with a richer glow, As it mirrored a Form above That bent o'er the re, though unseen b y us With a look of in nite love. Can we think that it pleases His loving heart To cause a moment of pain? Ah, no, but He saw through the present cross The bliss of eternal gain. So He waited there with a watchful eye, With a love that is strong and sure, And His gold did not suffer a bit more heat Than was needed to make it pure! Source Unknown. Be still and know that I am God Ps. 46:10Dr. Les Morgan is pastor of Caloosa Baptist Church in LaBelle, located 200 yards behind The Country Place Restaurant on Highway 80. God's grace for toughest times Les Morgan Career Corner I would like to give a special heart felt thank you to Mr. Doyle and Mr. Karson Turner. I recently stretched the limit by asking them to give a helping hand with some electrical work at Doc Keen's Clewiston Animal Clinic/Critter Care. The guys at Quality Electric jumped in there and gave tirelessly so the clinic could open its door to serve the community. Carson and Doyle, thank you so much for your much needed help! It was a v ery gracious deed. Suzanne and the gang have their hearts and efforts dedicated to the "critters" as Doc w ould refer to them. I have spent a little time there trying to do my part to see a dream come true. They have made me a believer ... They Care! Also, a special note of respect and appreciation has to go out to Mrs. Kathy Irey, Mrs. Dana Westbury, Mrs. Gloria McGee and Mr. Larry Kelly. Their giving unconditional time is truly what makes the whole thing work! Stop by, say hello to Suzanne, Mrs. Keen and the crew, I think you will feel something special! The whole idea came about as a tribute to Doc Keen and what he gave to this community and, if you look carefully, you will see that Doc is keeping a watchful eye on things! Sincerely, John H. Ward Special Thanks for the Giving Kind

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W oman’s conferenceCome to Woman’s Conference 2011 “Empowered Living” September 15-17 at Community Harvest Worship Center, 55 Orange Street and Hwy. 29. If you need more information, call the ofce at 863-675-0938 We are inviting the ladies of the community to come and join us. All women are welcome, so register early. Gospel concert remembers 9/11A gospel concert will be held September 10, commemorating the September 11, 2001, terror attack. The concert will be at the LaBelle Civic Center. Call Larry at 675-2311 for information.Open pulpitFor the last 33 years at LaBelle Assembly of God, we have had a program called open pulpit to have a place where people who feel called to preach actually have a place to preach. We are working on upgrading this program and opening it to the public. Preaching is not really a classroom activity it’s more on-the-job training. The only w ay preachers actually get experience is by preaching during a Congregational service. This not to suggest that theology is not important, because it is. The open pulpit program is designed to give God-called ministers the opportunity to perfect their craft so that they can respond to their calling of God. This also extends to w orship ministry music and prayer. If this sounds interesting to you please call 675-0900. LaBelle Assembly of God is located 123 Fraser. Clifford Avery pastor.Help Sunday SchoolCome to the Oak Grove Holiness Church Children’s Church sale, located at 321 S. Elm Street, Saturday, August 27, 7 a.m-1 p.m. Affordable prices. All proceeds will go to the Sunday School for the children only. First Baptist Pre-SchoolThe First Baptist Pre-School is a ministry of the First Baptist Church of LaBelle. We are a state-certi ed preschool and daycare offering childcare and education for children from 6 weeks through four-year olds who are about to enter Kindergarten. We offer a Christian educational environment for your child to learn and grow in, as well as an opportunity for your child to get a great headstart on Kindergarten. Through inquiry, play, discovery, music, crafts, and bible study, your child will begin their educational life grounded in God’s word and have a wonderful time learning basic classroom skills along with social interactions that will make the transition to Kindergarten much easier and happier. We still have openings in our Nursery, Toddlers, K2, & K3 classes. Please call for more information (863)675-2171. www.fbpreschool.org.First Baptist to celebrate centennialFirst Baptist Church 100th Anniversary commmittee is asking for old pictures or newspaper clippings concerning First Baptist Church LaBelle history. If anyone has some pictures or clippings that they would share please bring them to the church of ce or one of the committee members so we can scan or copy these pictures or clippings. If you any questions, please give us a call at 863-675-2171. Church Briefs WORSHIP WITH US!C C h r i s t t h e K i n g Lutheran Church“Where everybody is Somebody and Jesus is Lord.”9:15 a.m Sunday Worship Lord’s Supper 1st,3rd & 5th Sunday 10:30 am. Bible Study 8 6 3 -6 6 7 5 -2 2 7 3 3c h r i s t t h e k i n g c @ a o l c o m w w w c h r i s t t h e k i n g l a b e l l e w s / 4 m i l e s w e s t o f H w y 2 9 o n C R 7 8 Lutheran This space is empty without you 5 Caloosa Belle A ugust 25, 2011 Caloosa Belle/ Patty BrantChamber kicks up the fun a notchLaBelle Chamber President Maureen Jordan, right, presents Cindy Beer with one of the prizes from the chamber’s August 18 after hours social at Port LaBelle. The chamber thanks Oxbow Grille for hosting the event as well as raf e item donors: Sea Coast Bank, Joneseez BBQ, Log Cabin BBQ, Chalkboard Deli and D Cake Lady. Don’t forget the chamber’s very popular chicken n dumplin’ lunch Friday, Sept. 2, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the chamber of ce. Sara’s yummy chicken n dumplin’s, green beans, corn bread, dessert and tea for $7 per plate. Check with the chamber, 675-0125, for chicken n dumplin’ tickets as well as for the chamber’s annual banquet on Oct.17. Tickets $20 per person; $250 per table of eight. Boat RampThank you to the City for the newly refurbished public boat ramp area, and thank y ou for using local businesses to accomplish the renewal. Hunter Tree Service did a beautiful job on trimming the trees at the ramp and also Bob Mason Park, and the new picnic table roofovers by Diversi ed Repair make the area even more welcoming. Boats and Waterways added extra sand to the washouts at the end of the ramps. Hendry-LaBelle Recreation keeps both parks mowed and groomed beautifully. For all of us who have had a “staycation” this summer, our boat ramp is safer and more enjoyable. Thank you, Riverside Marine and the Rivers Edge Motel Thank You

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Helen Drinnen RenakerNORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. — Funeral Services for Mrs. Helen Drinnen Renaker, 79, of Creekv iew Court, North Augusta, S.C., who entered into rest Aug. 16, 2011, will be conducted Saturday afternoon at 3 o’clock from Grace United Methodist Church. Dr. John M. Younginer, Dr. T. J oseph Lusk and Rev. Ryan G. Spurrier of ciating. Interment in Grandview Cemetery, Maryv ille, Tenn., Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock Mrs. Renaker was a native of Maryville, Tenn., having made North Augusta her home for the past 35 years. She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church where she was a member of the Chancel Choir and the Nancy Smith Circle. Mrs. Renaker was a former School Teacher and a former employee of J.B. Whites. She was the wife of the late Mr. John R. “Jack” Renaker. Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, David and Paula Renaker, Hilton Head Island, S.C.; two daughters and sons-in-law, Kathy and J im Sloan, LaBelle, Fla., and Karol and Bill DeStein, Pleasanton, Calif.; eight grandchildren, A my Stark, Scott Sloan, Mark Sloan, Ben DeStein, Lara DeStein, Michel DeStein, Corey Renaker and Julie Renaker; a brother, Tom Drinnen, Grantville, Ga.; a sister, Frances Hamilton, Maryv ille, Tenn. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Saturday morning from 10 o’clock until noon. Memorials may be made to Grace United Methodist Church Chancel Choir Fund, 639 Georgia Avenue, North Augusta, SC 29841. Posey Funeral Directors of North Augusta in charge of arrangements (803-278-1181). Visit the registry online at www.poseyfuneraldirectors.comBonnie Kathryn Niemczyk, 70CLEWISTON — Bonnie Kathryn Niemczyk, age 70, of Clewiston, died Sunday, Aug. 21, 2011, in Lehigh Acres. She was born April 6, 1941, in Pittsburgh, Pa., daughter of the late John Daniels and Kathryn Bodnar Daniels. Survivors include her sons, Michael John Horner of Clewiston, Joseph Earl Horner of Clew iston, and Stephen Lee Horner of Cape Coral; daughter, Bonnie Lee Rosson of LaBelle; brother, John Daniels; sisters, Susan Shemelie and Evelyn Kelly; and grandchildren, Andrew Horner and Sherrie Marie Horner. Cremation Arrangements by: Akin-Davis Funeral Home LaBelle.Robert Lane Cornelison, 56LABELLE — Robert Lane Cornelison, age 56, of LaBelle, died Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2011. He was born Dec. 31, 1954, in Clewiston. He was a longtime resident of LaBelle. Robert was an avid hunter and sherman. He is survived by his wife, Mary G.(Tombler) Cornelison; brothers, Rex Cornelison of LaBelle, Tommy Cornelison of Colorado; stepdaughter, Lisa (Jacob) Dampier of LaBelle; stepmother, Rosalyn Cornelison of Winter Haven. Cremation Arrangements by: Akin-Davis Funeral Home LaBelle.Kathi Jean Nolan, 52LABELLE — Kathi Jean Nolan, age 52, of LaBelle, died Sunday, Aug. 21, 2011, in Key Largo. Kathi was born Sept. 4, 1958, in Leesville, La., and raised in Woodbridge, Va., daughter of the late Walton Miller Williams and the late Helen (Pascal) Williams. Kathi worked for many years as a paralegal. She was a longtime resident of LaBelle and had lived in both LaBelle and Key Largo for the past three years. Kathi loved snorkeling, diving and boating. She was a member of American Legion Post#130 Women’s Auxiliary and VFW Post #10100 Women’s Auxiliary in LaBelle and the Moose Lodge. Kathi will be deeply missed and forever loved by all her family and friends. She is survived by her husband, Richard A. “Dick” Nolan; sons, James Hull of Palm Beach Gardens and Brian Hull of Lake Wales; sisters, Debbie Williams of LaBelle, and Renie Martin of Lehigh Acres; brother, Barry Williams of California; and aunt, Margaret Whatley of LaBelle. The funeral service will be 1:30 p.m., Friday, Aug. 26, at Akin-Davis Funeral Home, 560 E. Hickpochee Ave., LaBelle with Rev. Frank Deerey Jr. of ciating. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until service time at the funeral home. In lieu of owers, donations can be made to American Cancer Society, STRIDES Against Breast Cancer in Kathi Nolan’s honor. Please mail all donations to: Bunco Babes, PO Box 457, Ocala, FL 34478-0457. Cremation Arrangements by: Akin-Davis Funeral Home LaBelle. SHEWMAKERANIMALHOSPITAL1095 N. State Rd. 29 € LaBelle € 863-675-2441WED & SA T FROM 8AM TO 10AM IMMOKALEEANIMALCLINIC1400 Roberts Ave, Immokalee € 239-657-2266WED & SA T FROM 10:30AM TO NOON CLEWISTONMOBILEUNITCLINICat the Tractor Supply Store € Clewiston € 863-675-2441WED 2PM TO 4PM 3 Year Rabies $10 € Parvo/Distemper $12Free Spay and Neuter with full puppy and kitten shotsDisclaimer:The Patient and any other person responsible for payment has a right to refuse to pay, cancel payment or be reimbursed for payment for any other service, examination or treatment which is performed as a result of and within 72 hours of responding to the advertisement for the free discounted fee or reduced fee service, examination or treatment. LOW COST VACCINATION CLINICS 6 Caloosa Belle August 25, 2011 Obituaries FORT MYERS, Fla. (Aug. 16, 2011) – The Florida PACE Association has launched an informational Web site and toll-free number for those interested in learning more about the Program for All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly and PACE providers. The Web site address is www.FLPACE. org, and the toll-free number is 855-4FLPACE (855-435-7223). PACE is a long-term, community-based alternative to nursing home care that helps older Floridians remain independent. Those 55 and older who prefer to remain in their homes can receive coordinated medical care and support services through PACE. The program combines healthcare services, socialization, therapies and meals. The scope of services includes medical specialists, transportation, respite care, prescription medications, home health care, dental care, preventative care, personal care, social services, meals, nutritional counseling and therapies including physical, occupational and recreational. The Florida PACE Association is a collaborative organization of PACE service providers dedicated to providing healthcare to frail, older adults, according to the association’s president, Samira K. Beckwith, president and CEO of Hope HealthCare Services. “PACE programs represent a three-wa y partnership between the care provider, the state of Florida and the federal government,” Beckwith said. “It’s truly a collaborative program and process that empowers our frail elderly to age in place, which our patients and their families often prefer. This all-inclusive care program is especially bene cial during these economic times as it eases the nancial costs for participants and is cost effective for the state and federal government.” Providers who make up the Florida PACE Association include: Florida PACE Center o f Miami Jewish Health Systems; Hope PACE of Hope HealthCare Services in Fort Myers, Port Charlotte, Lehigh Acres and Naples, scheduled to open later this year; Neighborly PACE of Neighborly Care Network in Clearwater; and Chapters Health System o f Temple Terrace. To learn more about PACE, including information about private pay options and Medicare/Medicaid eligibility, or to nd a PACE provider near you, visit www.FLPACE. org or call toll-free 855-4FL-PACE. Florida PACE Association launches Web site and toll free number for elder careSeptember 11, 2011 will be the 10th Anniversay of the attack on the World Trade Center. 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Supplies for elementary kidsUnit 130 of the American Legion Auxiliary is collecting school supplies to help elementary school kids whose families may not be able to afford these important items. If you are able to provide notebooks, folders, pens, pencils, glue, markers, crayons, highlighter or any other non-perishable supplies needed for the school year, please consider donating at one of the designated drop off points. Many thanks to our community vendors w ho have volunteered to serve as drop off points for this merchandise: Winn-Dixie, Family Dollar, Save-A-Lot, U-Save, J&J Pharmacy, Center State Bank, Whisper Creek RV Park, American Legion Post 130.Join Teen Court programThe Hendry County Teen Court Program is recruiting high school students taking criminal justice classes or have a keen interest in a career in law or criminal justice to volunteer their services during this academic year. You will have a most rewarding opportunity to learn invaluable courtroom experience as a teen attorney, clerk, bailiff and juror. Parents, please feel free to call Marcia Salmon, Program Coordinator at 863-6124720, for information.Festival theme and poster to be chosenThe poster and theme for the 2012 Swamp Cabbage Festival will be chosen by the SCF committee at its next meeting on Monday, Sept. 12, at 6:30 p.m. at LaBelle City Hall. Submitted artwork must be no larger than 16’’x 20’’, and any work generated by a computer must be compatible with the festival committee’s computer system. The poster contest winner will receive a $50 cash prize. A ny club or organization in the LaBelle area is eligible for membership on the committee. Representatives must have letters from the club or organization designating representatives who will be voting members. Letters need to be updated annually.Bene t for cancer patientThe community is invited to participate in a barbecue bene t for Mary De La Torre to assist with medical bills for cancer treatment. Come to Randy’s Garage, 737 South Bridge Street Friday, August 26, ll a.m.-l p.m. Tickets are $7 at Randy’s Garage. The menu includes barbecue pork w ith beans, cole slaw, and tea. Drawings for prizes. Contact: Becky at 239-822-5860 or 675-1032. Kiwanis meeting changeThe Kiwanis Club of LaBelle meeting time has been changed. All meetings will now be on Tuesday evenings at 5:30 p.m. at Beef O’Brady’s in LaBelle. Please join us for dinner to nd out what Kiwanis is all about. We have regular guest speakers from the community who give interesting, educational and valuable information about what’s going on in our community. We hope to see you at one of our meetings! Kids need school suppliesThe Salvation Army is seeking donations of school supplies including rulers, scissors, paper, erasers, crayons, pencils or glue. Please drop them off at the LaBelle Service Center, 180 N. Main Street. Thank you for your support of this project.MCA plans eventsThe Muse Community Association has scheduled an August 27 Country Jam Session and Pot Luck Dinner at 6 p.m. at the Muse Community Center Bldg. on Loblolly Bay Road (Hwy. 720). Come out for a fun evening and meeting your neighbors. For further information call 863-674-0467. Summer hours at thrift store The summer hours are as follows: Mondays to Fridays 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. The store is located at 155 S. Bridge Street. The LaBelle Kiwanis tries to keep the hours exible to meet the community needs. The store is not open on Sundays. Please remember that all profits from the Thrift Store sales go back into your local community in the support of Salvation Army, United Way, RCMA, Children & Families, Hendry County Sheriff’s Of ce, Hendry County Schools, Animal Shelters, local churches, and many others. Each year, many students are awarded scholarships from the LaBelle Kiwanis. For more information, you can call the Kiwanis Thrift Store at (863) 675-4043 or at labellekiwanis@embarqmail.com.Caregiver help The Dubin Alzheimer’s Resource Center is pleased to offer availability of assistance and support to family caregivers in LaBelle. A social worker is available to meet with family caregivers at the United Way House in LaBelle on the rst Wednesday of each month. Free assistance offered includes an opportunity for caregivers to learn more about Alzheimer’s disease and aging issues. The center’s social worker works with family caregivers to develop effective coping strategies and learn how to access community resources. Informational material about memory impairment, caregiving issues and community resources is also available at no charge. To learn more or to make an appointment to meet with the center’s social worker, please contact the Dubin Alzheimer’s Resource Center at (239) 437-3007. A.A. in LaBelleA.A. is alive and well in LaBelle. If you think you have a problem with alcohol you are welcome to attend the following meetings: Sunday 7 p.m. open discussion at Church of the Good Shepherd, Collingswood Ave. Port LaBelle; Tuesday 8 p.m. closed 12 step study at First Christian Church, Ford St.; Wednesday noon Big Book study and discussion at Good Shepherd; Thursday 8 p.m. open discussion at First Christian; Friday 7 p.m. open discussion at Good Shepherd; Saturday 9 p.m. “As Bill Sees It” open read/ discussion at Good Shepherd. If you are affected by someone else’s drinking you may want to attend Al-Anon Thursday at First Christian 8 p.m. In Clewiston open discussion meetings are held Monday and Wednesday 7 p.m. St. Martin’s Church, 207 North Owen.ACT offers abuse counselingAbuse Counseling and Treatment, Inc. is a non-pro t agency serving victims of sexual assault and domestic violence in Hendry, Glades and Lee Counties. ACT offers individual and group counseling, safe emergenc y shelter, 24-hour hotline and counseling and forensic examinations for survivors of rape. For more information please call our 24hour hotline at 1-888-956-7273.VFW newsCome to the post for charcoal grilled hamburgers every Saturday for $2; 11 a.m.1:30 p.m. The post is located on SR 29S b y the rodeo grounds. VFW Post 10100 will pay the initial membership fees for quali ed veterans and the annual dues for any armed forces personnel currently serving in harm’s way. For information, please call 863-675-8008.Register for PSN shelterThe Hendry County Special Needs Shelter, located at West Glades School in Muse, has auxiliary power and is capable of providing a safer refuge for individuals and their caregivers, who require health oversight. Registration forms for Hendry Count y residents can be obtained from the Hendr y County Health Department and the Hendr y County Emergency Management Of ce. For more information contact Kelly Dyess at the Hendry County Emergency Management ofce at (863) 674-5401. Community Briefs HERES MY CARD!These locally-owned small businesses appreciate your support! PUT YOUR CARD IN THIS SECTION FOR $ 9 0 F O R 6 W E E K S Call 863-675-2541 F F a m i l y E y e C a r eN O W A C C E P T I N G U N I T E D H E A L T H C A R E & B L U E C R O S S H E A L T H Y K I D S I N S U R A N C E Randall T. Parrish, Jr., O.D. L. 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$10$3$10 WITH THIS COUPONSUMMER SPECIALS!We do computerized wheel alignments € We now sell tires!Randys Garage, Inc.€ 863-675-1032737 S. Bridge St. € LaBelleSUMMER SPECIALS!We do computerized wheel alignments € We now sell tires!Randys Garage, Inc.€ 863-675-1032737 S. Bridge St. € LaBelle Off Brake Work Off Oil Change Off A/C Work 8 Caloosa Belle August 25, 2011 After some well needed time off for mother nature, it’s now time to get back to racing and back to school. The Hendry County Motorsports Park is ready to reopen its gates for the second half of the 2011 race season Saturday August. 27. The rain put a big dampener on the racing this year so the track decided to take a break and re-group. Park staff would like to thank all the fans, race teams and drivers for their support and patience in the time they took off. Saturday’s re-opening will have a special gate price for that night and a special cause. It will only be $5 to enter the grandstands and kids 12 and under will be free. Also kids, don’t forget to bring your bicycles for the kids bike race (all kids competing will receive a prize). As we all get ready to go back to racing we all also need to remember that our children are heading back to school and Hendry County is one of hardest hit counties in the state of Florida for unemployment. Many families in our community cannot afford school supplies for their children, and with the tough economy it is hard for our school system to provide the much needed supplies for the children. They need your help. Saturday, Aug. 27, stop by your local dollar store and pick up a few school supplies before you head to the race track. They need: #2 Pencils, Crayons, Glue Sticks, Box of Tissues, Pink Erasers, Broad Tip Markers, Fiskar Scissors, Pencil Case, Wide-Ruled Spiral Bound Notebooks, Pocket Folders and Pencil Crayons. Please help Hendry County MotorSports park help the children, and come out and have a good time at the races for only $5. Saturday, August 27, gates open at 4:00. Racing starts at 7:00. For more information go to their Web site www.hendryracing.com. Back to racing and back to school in Hendry County HOT SPRINGS, AR – It’s been called the Super Bowl of Bass Fishing, a perfect t for the Hendry County Tourism Development Council to team with Scott Martin and securing a booth at the Forrest Wood Cup Experience in Hot Springs, AR in the Hot Springs Summit Arena August, 12-14, 2011. Lee McMichael, VP of Tourism and Marketing for the Hendry County Economic Dev elopment Council represented the county at the Experience and told the passers-by about the county and The Scott Martin Challenge, Martin’s shing program which is in its seventh season. “It was a family-oriented show and several thousand people walked the aisles of the trade show, which gave me a great platform to discuss the shing we have in Hendry,” said McMichael. “Lake Okeechobee was where Scott spent many hours pulling bass from the water and that was a double pronged hook to lure the folks in at the show.” People’s knowledge of the lake went from total awareness to having to be shown where it is on a map. But that’s a great opportunity to educate them about what Hendry County has to offer. This event showcased new marketing materials promoting Hendry County with pictorial banners. Information about the county and Roland & Mary Ann Martin’s Marina, as well as logoed autograph books and pens, were passed out from the booth. But of course, the icing on the cake was National Guard pro Scott Martin being crowned the Forrest Wood Cup champ on Lake Ouachita with a winning catch of 61-1 pounds for the four-day event. Hendry County TDC teams with Scott Martin at FLW championship Relive football daysFull contact alumni football games this W inter! Live the dream in a real game against their old rival. These games are legitfull pads, of cials, announcers, video crewthe works. They are fun for the players, their families, and the whole community to come out and support their team. It’s also a great fundraiser for the school! Open to all former high school football players(18+) in your area. Games will take place on weekends from January-March 2012. They must gather teams of at least 35 guys to play. Interested guys can sign up at: w ww.alumnifootballusa.com.Hunter educationThe Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will host a free hunter safety course Aug. 27 from 8 a.m. 5 p.m. People seeking certi cation must successfully complete the online hunter education course and print and bring their nal W eb report to the FWC course on Aug. 27. The course will be held at the Glades County Sheriff’s Of ce Shooting Range in Moore Haven, on Gun Club Road, three miles north of U.S. 27 on State Road 78. Students will learn about hunting laws, hunter ethics/responsibility and safe gun handling, among other topics, before taking the nal test. The course also includes livering instruction on a shooting range. Space is limited, and reservations are required. Participants can make reservations at MyFWC.com/HunterSafety or by calling 561-625-5122. A statewide schedule of hunter safety classes is available at MyFWC.com/ HunterSafety. Anyone born on or after June 1, 1975, must pass an approved hunter safety course before purchasing a Florida hunting license. Parents or legal guardians must accompany children under 16 years of age to all classes. To participate in the livere exercises, children under 18 years old must present a parental release form signed by a parent or legal guardian. Join Airboat and buggy clubThe newly formed Airboat and Buggy Conservation Club of SW Florida had its rst meeting June 23 at the Lee County Fair Grounds in North Fort Myers. Thirty-one new members attended, including new board of of cers: President: Randy Hodges; Vice President: Matt Tharpe; Treasurer: Gary Clark; Secretary: Chris Hodges and Board Members: Mike Cristman, Derek Hamm, Shannon Vieths, Steve O’Bannon and Glenn Ficthter. The primary goals of the club will be promoting responsible usage of lands and waterways, opening access to areas that have been closed to the public while advocating hunter/vessel safety and making a positive impact in our communities working with other charitable organizations. The geographical area covered by the club includes Lee, Charlotte, Hendry, Glades and Collier counties. Anyone who is interested in encouraged to attend. The meetings have been scheduled for the second Tuesday of the month. Getting involved and making a commitment to be the preservation of our lands and waterways will make a difference for generations to come. For more information call Randy Hodges at 239-872-0772. Sport Shorts Submitted photoEvent goers look over the booth for Hendry County at the Forrest Wood Cup Experience in Hot Springs, AR. Racing fans can help deserving students as well as get a good dose of fun at the track this August 27 as Hendry County Motorsports Park kicks off its second half of its season.

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9 Caloosa Belle A ugust 25, 2011 by Harris Friedman PhD, Chair Fisheating Creek Settlement A greement Advisory Board This spring the Fish and Wildlife Commission (FWC), after many years of stalling, nally attempted to comply with the Fisheating Creek Settlement Agreement requiring that the creek be opened to small craft navigation. However, in its attempt, FWC was accused of dredging, which is a matter of debate since it was only removing free- oating tussock blocking navigation (but there may have been some minor disturbances of the creek bed in the process). To mitigate this so-called dredging, the solution chosen was to dam what the FWC still describes on its W eb site as "the only free- owing tributary to Lake Okeechobee" (http://myfwc.com/ v iewing/recreation/wmas/lead/fisheatingcreek). The last natural waterway in south Florida is now impeded by six weirs, these pictures being of the most easterly of the six were taken on August 13, 2011. These weirs are constructed of sandbags partially covered with pressure treated timber providing a slide for small watercraft to cross, and stepped down from west to east. Supposedly nothing is holding these in place except gravity. Interestingly, these were top-covered with decorative palm logs, but the palm logs quickly washed away--and many can be seen along the creek in the marsh. An aluminum weir, placed before these more permanent weirs were constructed, has been removed. East of the six weirs toward Lake Okeechobee, the creek is unseasonably dry, supposedly due to lack of rainfall in that speci c area and not due to the weirs (per FWC staff). The weirs seem to be doing their intended purpose (holding back water) for now, but they are being washed away on their sides as water nds its way around them, creating a meander as water attempts to bypass on both sides of each weir. This erosion seems to be worsening, as nature tries to solve the man-made problem of impeding the creek. Consequently the weirs might be extended in length, but this is not likely to stop the creek from further meandering around them -and the weirs cannot be extended in nitely into the swamp (Cowbone Marsh). An obituary for this last natural waterway has not yet been written, but is overdue! And yes, the required opening of the creek has been placed on hold, as a short stretch of remaining tussock still blocks navigation in de ance of the legal agreement. W eirs not answer to Fisheating Creek issues Submitted photoLosing historyAs the City of Oaks, LaBelle is proud of its many grand old trees that give it much of its character. Barron Park is one of the prime locations to see these beautiful ancient giants. Early last Saturday morning one of these time-honored wonders fell, breaking off about 10-15 feet from ground level. according to Superintendent of Public Works Michael Boyle. Even now replacement trees are growing to ensure LaBelle residents will always enjoy their prized canopy. The city has been working to plant new oaks throughout the city so they can one day take the place of these grand old veterans, continuing the timeless character of LaBelle. Submitted photoOne of the six weirs impeding Fisheating Creeks ow into Lake Okeechobee.

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Now is the time to buy! Great deals, great prices and great agents! LABELLE AREA REAL ESTATE 5 5 A C off CR78, W of town. Nice mobile home w/large back porch. Detached workshop w/upstairs gameroom. Home & shop surrounded by beautiful oaks. Lots of oaks & pond on property. $ 1 2 0 0 0 0 .4 0 A C w/ Home and Dbl-wide, adjoins Babcock Ranch. 1 3 3 A C $ 3 9 5 0 p e r a c Seller Financing 4 4 2 A C Ranch, Arcadia 1 3 1 A C Orange Grove $ 5 5 0 0 p e r a c Will Divide 2 0 A C adjoining Babcock Ranch $ 7 9 0 0 0 1 1 6 A C $ 3 5 0 0 p e r a c r e May divide 6 6 A C .$ 3 9 5 0 p e r a c May divide, Seller Financing 5 A C W/fixer-upper & barns on Phillips Rd $ 1 0 5 9 0 0 0 2 0 A C in the Country, with dbl-wide and barn, $ 1 8 0 0 0 0 A C R E A G E € F A R M S € G R O V E S 8 6 3 5 1 7 1 1 5 3L i n d a D e k l e D a v i s € L i c R e a l E s t a t e B r o k e r PENDING PENDINGCOMMERCIAL/ INDUSTRIAL $20,000 per Ac. 2 to 3 Ac. Commercial out parcels in Port LaBelle, several to pick from. $40,000 and up Commercial acreage in Port LaBelle. Call for locations and sizes available. $89,900 1/2 Acre Commercial Lot on Davis St. $95,000 Commercial Corner across from new soccer fields. New stucco, electrical & insulation. Partial remodel needs you to finish. $102,250 4+/Ac. Zoned PUD, could be commercial or multi family, next to store in Port LaBelle. REDUCED $169,000 1 ac on Main St., busy downtown loc. w/older bldg. $169,000 SR 80 Corner Ac, B-1 w/billboard income. $199,000 Vacant 2 ac. on SR 80, just west of town $249,000 REDUCED 4.5Ac, 2400 Steel Bldg Industrial, Possible Lease Option. $299,000 Commercial/Industrial Bldg on S. Bridge St. Over 4,000 sq. ft. Can be divided. $340,000 Cowboy Way 5 Ac +/Industrial. Will split, Cleared & Filled, Seller Financing. Water/sewer nearby $641,203 Rail access in Moore Haven. 29+/ac. close to Hwy 27 & river. Water & sewer nearby. W A TERFRONT $119,000 Over 1 ac. on the river, Ft. Denaud Rd. $150,000 Older home 2/2 on 1/2 Ac. with spectacular river view. Screened lanai. In Caloosa Estates $192,500 Ft. Denaud 1 Ac. $225,000 Boat docks are permitted. 3/2 plus den w/new kitchen &baths in 2010. Brand new wood flooring, appliances included. $229,000 Best Price on the river. Large pool overlooking spectacular view. Older home w/huge potential. $345,000 Large custom home w/many upgrades. Located in Alva on 1/3 ac. Short Sale. Dock Included. $395,000 High Elevation with long views, 5 Ac. $399,000 Highest elevation along the river with 3600porch. 3/2 home includes RV garage & 2 car attached garage and an unfinished basement for future apartment. $550,000 Spectacular 7 Ac Pasture w/Oaks, 500 Ft on the River. Great investment, future land use 3 units per ac. L OTS & L AND $2,500 Port LaBelle Lots, Seller financing $6,400 Moore Haven Yacht Club $8,900 Mobile home lots SOLD!!! SOLD!!! WWW.BELLEREALTY.COM B B e l l e R e a l t y C o B e l l e R e a l t y C o .8 8 6 6 3 3 6 6 7 7 5 5 7 7 5 5 2 2 2 2w w w w w w . B B e e l l l l e e R R e e a a l l t t y y . c c o o m m Terri Banky Lic. Real Estate Broker Associates:Shary Weckwerth, Lisa Andrews, Sandra Alexander, Roxie Cisneros and Stacy Stevens C H E C K O U T A L L O U R L I S T I N G S O N L I N E Call for details about our available HomeTelos Listings! FEA TURES OF THE WEEK! F ARM L AND FOR LEASE!!! 60 Acre or 80 Acre farm land available. Call for details. OLD FORT DENA UD S/D, cleared ready to build off river lot in prestigious S/Dof upscale homes. $22,000 2BR/2BA MANUF ACTURED HOME completely remodeled, new cabinets, paint, tile flooring. $39,900 2BR/2BA BEA UTIFULL Y MAINT AINED CONDO w/waterview plus available dock space for lease. $69,900 RESIDENTIAL HOME with Commercial Zoningƒ fronting on Hwy 29 and Luckey Street. Endless possibilities for at home business! $55,000 W A TERFRONT BUILD ABLE W A TERFRONT LOT! Little to no Corp Easement, build to waters edge plus protected boat harbor. $149,9000 OWNER FINANCING POSSIBLE TWO BUILD ABLE LOTS! 200+/ft. on water w/60' dock & protected boat harbor. $499,900 OWNER FINANCING POSSIBLE SP ACIOUS 3BR RIVERFRONT HOME views of Intracoastal Waterway & Ortona Locks. $269,000 3BR/2BA W A TERFRONT HOME w/125' Caloosahatchee River frontage. $229,000 GREA T INVESTMENT! 3BR/2BAHome + 1BR/1BA Home + duplex (2BR/1BA & 1BR/1BA) located in the city on protected oxbow and access to the River. $224,900 CHARMING 3BR/2BA RIVERFRONT BUNG ALOW on approx. acre lot $169,000 REDUCED W A TERFRONT LOT! Protected navigable oxbow w/ direct access to river. $44,900 HOMES BANK OWNED! 2BR/2BAManufactured Home on 2 Acres in Ortona. $55,000 3BR/2.5 BA LIKE-NEW MANUF AC. HOME in Riverfront Community within walking distance of River Forest Yahting Centers (an indoor/outdoor boat storage and service facility). $95,000. POOL HOME in City Limits, quiet street w/3Br/2Ba CBS home on .64+/Acres Lot. $99,900 HOMES ON ACREAGE 2BR/1BA COUNTRY HOME on 5 acres in Felda. $69,500 2BR/2BA MANUF ACTURED HOME on 2.5 acres close to town. $77,000 FLORID A STYLE HOME, 4.82+/Acres completely fenced, corner property zoned AgResidential. $110,000 10 ACRES w/3Br/2Ba 2005 Manufactured home. $139,900 4BR/2BA MOBILE HOME! 5 +/Acres, cleared w/ fence & pond. $160,000 CUSTOM TWO -STORY 3Br/3Ba Pool Home w/ screened lanai, poolside kitchen and bar on 5 acres in Felda. $399,000. REDUCED! 3BR/2BA POOL HOME on 66.5 +/Acres in Felda. $575,000 ACREAGE 5+ ACRES agriculture zoned property in Felda cleared. Call for details. 2.09 M/L ACRES w/ large, beautiful oaks. $58,250 HIGHW A Y PROPERTY! 7+/Acres ready for agri-business, excellent location & visibility on corner of Hwy 29 S & Heritage Road, halfway between Immokalee and LaBelle. Additional adjoining acreage is available. $180,000 61 +/ACRES of Prime fertile land in Felda. Reduced $418,404 LOTS A V AIL ABLEƒ Please call for Details! Marilyn Sears … Licensed Real Estate Broker € Sales Associates … Nancy Hendrickson, Margaret Whatley, Yvonne Doll, Consuelo Tarin Lopez, Judy Cross McClure, Mary Harris, Janet Papinaw, Ann Fussell Douglas & Maria Llorca SEHABLAESPAOLRIVERSIDE REAL ESTATE, INC.45 South Riverview € LaBelle, FL863-675-2718 € 1-877-675-2718WWW.LABELLERIVERSIDE.COM 863-675-4500or visit our website atwww.soland.com180 N. Bridge St. € LaBelle, FL 33935Sherri Denning Licensed Real Estate BrokerAssociates: Trisha Arnold, Tony Barnes, Emily A. Bates, Cindi Beer, Edwin Bosley, Gregory Bone, Lisa Cleghorn, Beverly Curtis, Keith Hall, Donna Kane, Paul Meador, Wayne Simmons and Denise Walker EVERYONE HAS ROOM HERE! With the kids 3 bedrooms and 2 baths on one end of house and mom & dad's master bedroom & bath on the opposite end! Center of home offers spacious living areas. The newly renovated kitchen is both breathtaking and perfect for a large family and/or entertaining. $165,000 PAUL ROSER REALTORS863-675-0898 OFCPERSONAL ATTENTION WORLDWIDE INTERNET MARKETING AT WWW.PAULROSER.COM NIKKI YEAGER, Broker Assoc. Nikki@NikkiYeagerRoser.com 239/564-2005 cell PAUL ROSER, Broker Paul@PaulRoser.com 239/564-2002 cell $ 9 7 5 0 0 0 R E D U C E D Beautiful, rare waterfront property zoned Commercial w/2 homes $ 2 7 8 5 0 0 R E D U C E D 3/2, 2 car garage, pool, 1.5+ acs. Boat slip, covered dock, 246' +/riverfront $ 3 2 5 0 0 0 R E D U C E D 3/2 Riverfront pool home near park, boat ramp & town. All appliances included REDUCED REDUCED REDUCEDHOMES € Immaculate 2 story 5/3.5 on 3+/acres outside of LaBelle. Seperate living room/family room with 2,600+/sq. ft. of lifing area. $289,900. € Corportate owned! 3/3 riverfront home situated on .52+/acre. Features 2.759+/sq. ft of livine area, den/office off the master bedroom, beautiful wood flooring and seperate outbuilding/workshop. $240,000. € Truly a gem! 1997 3/2 CBS home located in one of LaBelles most desirable neighbohoods. Open floor plan, vaulted ceilings, in ground pool w/screen. $169,900.€ Cutom built home 3/2.5 on double lot located in Laurel Oak. Over 1,700+/sq. ft. of living area, spacious kitchen, 2 car garage and hugh screened porch. $149,900€ Bank owned! 3/2.5 2 story home lcoated in LaBelle. Close to schools & shopping. Oversized lot, 24x48 pole barn, and much more. $125,000. € 3/2 CBS home on 3.74+/acres with detached garage, ceramic tile and spacious rooms $124,900. € 5/3.5 CBS home with over 2,753 sq. ft of living area, ceramic tile, granite countertops, 3 car garage, and lots more. $119,900 € Centrally located in LaBelle, close to everything. Zoned B-1 $115,000. € Country getaway! Well maintained 2.5 acres with 3/2 home with tile floor, new kitchen cabinets and countertops and much more. $110,000. € Corporate owned 4/3 CBS home on 1.05+/acres. $99,900. € Look no further, immaculate 3/2 located in the city of LaBelle. Features den, family rm, dining room, fenced backyard. Truly a gem. $89,000.€ 3/2 on 2.36+/acres outside of LaBelle. A little TLC will bring it a long way. $80,000. € Move in ready! 3/2 2005 CBS on 1.09+/acre in Montura Ranches $79,900.€ Investors! two rentals on .76+/of an acre. Located in LaBelle. Property includes 1 manufracted home and 1 small frame home. $60,000. € Corporated owned 3/2 CBS home on .50+/acres in Lehigh $59,900. € Corporate owned! 3/1 CBS home on .25+/outside of LaBelle. $34,900. € Great investment potential! 1BR/1B home on a corner lot. Homes needs some workƒ but is priced to sell. $12,000. SOLD!!!UNDER CONTRACT UNDER CONTRACT UNDER CONTRACT UNDER CONTRACT 580 S. Main St. • LaBelle, FL• 863 675-1973To view all our listings please visit our websitewww .newhorizons-re.com e-mail: greg@newhorizons-re.com Greg Miners Lic R.E.Broker Associates Delia Miners, Neal Livingston, Tim Gonazlez, and Hugo Vargas € Se Habla Espanol In loving memory of Leroy Miners, Jr € 1927-2010SOLD!!! SOLD!!! 10 Caloosa Belle August 25, 2011 Caloosa Belle/ Patty BrantAuthor, author!A good book is always a treat. It’s even better when you can identify with the locale. Longtime LaBelle resident Scott A. Smith has published his rst book, South Florida Run. In this story, hero Wyatt Morgan is back home from the military and is looking forward to nothing more than taking life easy in Florida’s Ten Thousand Islands when he is pulled into a life or death chase with high rolling drug dealers. Follow Scott’s gripping 118-page story through familiar South Florida locations large and small. It’s all ction the author says, but the book has a genuine Florida feel to it that will be very familiar to a lot of local residents. Scott published through XLibris and is planning to follow up with more of Wyatt Morgan’s exploits. You can call 1-888-795-4274 ext.7879, order online at www.amazon.com, www.barnsandnoble.com or check out a local bookstore for South Florida Run. The author is pictured signing his work. September 11, 2011 will be the 10th Anniversay of the attack on the World Trade Center and the Caloosa Belle is planning a page of rememberance to be published on September 8, 2011. If you would are interested in a spot, please give us a call at 863-675-2541 Do it soon, spots are limited!

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Shop ForemanFull-time hourly, exempt position. Working foreman for a SW Florida citrus and sod farm directing work to mechanics and welders primarily for diesel but also gasoline systems, welding, pump servicing, utility vehicle maintenance, and tire repair. Applicants should have 5 yrs. of experience working in a shop environment, high school diploma or equivalent, able to work 5-7 days/week depending on season, lift 80 lbs., and have some familiarity of farm equipment. Supervisory experience, implement knowledge, computers, and being bilingual a plus. Physical and drug test. Excellent bene ts. Applicants should apply at 12250 South Hwy 29, Felda, FL or send resume to HRBG@duda.com. For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Employment Full TimeCITRUS GROVE MECHANIC HELPERFT Repair & maintain agricultural equipment. Inspect, diagnose, & repair equipment such as buses, trucks, fruit loaders, tractors & other heavy equipment. Hydraulics & air brakes experience a must. Must have own tools & a FL drivers license. Preferably 3 yrs. experience in citrus grove operations. CITRUS GROVE FOREMANSeeking supervisor able to effectively lead other employees in day to day harvesting activities. Preferably 3 yrs. experience in citrus grove operations. CITRUS GROVE CREW LEADERSeeking crew leader that will supervise in the daily operations of citrus harvesting. Prefer experience & knowledge of the H2A program. Fax resume to 239-369-2267 or call Marge @ 239-369-7794. Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Employment Full Time PURCHASING SPECIALIST (Temporary)Position responsibilities include:• Preparation of orders and follow up to expedite delivery when necessary• Order problem resolution working with vendors and employees • Obtains certi cations of delivery and checks against orders • Develops and maintains necessary records• Compiles and analyzes data for cost analysis • Prepares charts and graphs of ndings • This is a temporary position Three to four years of Purchasing experience is preferred. This position requires good general of ce skills and computer skills, i.e., Excel, SAP etc. Southern Gardens Citrus located in Clewiston, Florida is both a citrus grower and major supplier of 100% pure Florida not-from-concentrate orange juice to the private label industry and major brands. QUALIFIED LOCAL CANDIDATES SEND RESUMES TO: Fax 863-902-4315 or Email dmelton@southerngardens.com EOE Employment Full TimeCDL Drivers for local to medium distance hauling. Plant deliveries, drop and hook. Call Randy 239-229-0416 Local community bank seeks EXPERIENCED COMMERCIAL LENDER for Hendry County. Interested applicant should respond to: jwilliams@ centerstatebank.comEEO/Drug Free Workplace Employment Full Time Employment Full TimeTax preparers needed for Labelle & Lehigh Acres. Bilingual a plus. Experienced or will train. 863-674-1040. Wanted experienced Technician must have own tools. Apply in person at Hampton Chrysler Dodge 202 West Sugarland Highway, Clewiston. Employment WantedSeeking Employment: Experienced CNA: Seeking private care employment, in home setting in Hendry or Glades County. I have CPR training and I am First Aid Certi ed. Excellent references. Call Angel 1-863-234-2274 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Business Opportunities NOTICEIndependent Newspapers will never accept any advertisement that is illegal or considered fraudulent. In all cases of questionable value, such as promises of guaranteed income from work-athome programs if it sounds too good to be true, chances are that it is. If you have questions or doubts about any ad on these pages, we advise that before responding or sending money ahead of time, you check with the Better Business Bureau at 772-878-2010 for previous complaints. Some 800 and 900 telephone numbers may require an extra charge, as well as long distance toll costs. We will do our best to alert our reader of these charges in the ads, but occasionally we may not be aware of the charges. Therefore, if you call a number out of your area, use caution. Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze! For more listings, go to www.newszap.com AutomotiveLike new A.R.E. Topper for 6 and 1/2 foot pickup truck bed $850.00 call 863-517-1497 (863)517-1497 Home Sales4Bed / 2.5 Bath, Two story home in Labelle, New AC, carpet, 1st month and security deposit. $950 / Month, References required (863)228-0010 Lawn & GardenGONZALEZ LAWN SERVICE LLC: complete lawn care, pressure cleaning, and general repair. Licensed and insured; call today for your free estimate. (863)673-6388 or (863)675-1166 Real Estate Services3BR, 2 bath, lg kit, 2 lg fam rms, lg lot $650/MO Sec Dep req (863)675-2993 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Drapes, Linens & FabricsCOMFORTER/SHEET SET. Laura Ashley, King size. $60 (863)675-2348 Love the earth Recycle your used items by selling them in the classifieds. FurnitureCOUCH, Large, Clean. $100 (863)675-2348 SLEEPER SOFA, Rattan, Queen. Nice. $150. (863)675-2348 Pets/SuppliesToy Fox Terrier pups AKC champion pedigree. Some mature dogs for adoptionAffenpinscher, toy fox terriers 863-675-1571 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com LivestockDexter calves for sale $150 each 863-675-2491 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com ApartmentsLARGE 1BR + extra sleeping area, 1BA apt. Huge kitchen with connecting dining area. Fully furnished. Newly refurbished, painted, hardwd rs, etc. Cold C/Air. All utils. included. High spd. internet. W/D. $800/mo. Call 239-370-8532 DUPLEX 3 BR in the Belmont area of LaBelle, nice neighborhood, convenient location. VERY REASONABLE! Call 863-673-4630. One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. ApartmentsGreentree South Apartments A Farm Labor Rental Community Available for Immediate Occupancy 2 & 3 Bedroom Apartments •Must earn a minimum of $3998 from agricultural or farm labor activities •Spacious Apartment in quiet, country setting •Full time bilingual Site Manager •Community Room, Tot lot, Playground, Activities •Sewer and trash included in rent no additional charge to resident • Handicap units available • Rental rates starting at $602 Call 675-0313 TDD #1-800-955-8771 40 Greentree Drive, #101, LaBelle 9:00 AM -5:00 PM, Mon-Fri How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž 11 Caloosa Belle A ugust 25, 2011 Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. For more listings, go to www.newszap.com

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING HENDRY COUNTY TOURIST DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL Notice is hereby given that the Hendry County Tourist Development Council will hold a regular meeting Thursday, Sept. 1st, 2011, beginning at 4:00 p.m. at the Clewiston Museum, 109 Central Ave., Clewiston, FL 33440. If a quorum is not established, the alternative date is Thursday, Sept. 8th, 2011 at 4:00 pm. This meeting is open to the public. The meeting site is accessible by the disabled. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board with respect to any matter considered at such meeting or 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. Hendry County Tourist Development Council Karson Turner, Chairman 395795 CN/CB 8/25/2011 NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS Florida Department of Transportation Project Bids will be received by the District One Of ce until 2:00 P.M. on Thursday, September 15, 2011, for the following Proposals: E1K41A Certi cation of Quali cation is not required for Sign Installation, Repair, Replacement, & Attenuator Installation & Replacement District Wide. Budget Estimate: $248,594.00 E1K42A Certi cation of Quali cation is not required for Pavement Markings & Signing District Wide. Budget Estimate: $118,455.00 E1K43A Certi cation of Quali cation is not required for Miscellaneous Concrete Repair in Manatee & Sarasota Counties. Budget Estimate: $147,854.00 E1K44A Certi cation of Quali cation is not required for Guardrail Repair and Replacement in Manatee & Sarasota Counties. Budget Estimate: $60,000.00 E1K45A Certi cation of Quali cation is not required for Repair & Install Guardrail, Handrail & Fences East of I-75 in Manatee & Sarasota Counties. Budget Estimate: $50,000.00 Complete letting advertisement information for this project is available on our website at http://www.dot.state. .us/contractsadministrationdistrict1/: or by calling (863) 519-2559. 395486 CN 8/25;9/1/2011 NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT PURSUANT TO A WRIT OF EXECTUION heretofore issued out of the County Court, Miami-Dade County, Florida, Case number: 11-1705-05 on May 9th, 2011 in the matter of First Union National Bank of Florida as plaintiff, and Erleidys R. Zaballa a/k/a Erleidays Zaballa and Diego Rodriguez a/k/a Diego R. Rodriguez as defendant(s), I Steve Whidden, as Sheriff of Hendry County, Florida, have levied upon all the right, title and interest of the defendant(s), to-wit: 2005 MAZDA 6, vehicle identi cation number: 1YVFP80C055M36642, title number: 92588406 issued 07/19/2007. and on September 8, 2011, at 11:00am, or as soon thereafter as circumstances permit, I will, at the Hendry County Sheriff’s Of ce, located at 101 S. Bridge Street LaBelle, Florida offer the above described property for sale at public outcry and sell the same, subject to ALL prior liens, if any, to the highest and best bidder for CASH IN HAND, plus Florida State Sales Tax, if applicable, the proceeds to be applied as far as may be to the payment of costs and satisfaction of the above described execution. The above described property may be viewed up to 30 minutes prior to the scheduled sale time by contacting Lt. Andy Lewis at the Hendry County Sheriff’s of ce. IN accordance with American with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding shall contact the individual or agency sending notice not later than seven days prior to the proceeding at the address given on notice. Telephone (904) 257-6097; 1-9=800-955-87671 (+TDD) or 1-800-955-8770 (V), via Florida Relay Service.Steve Whidden As Sheriff Hendry County, Florida By: Lt. Andy Lewis 392454 CN 8/11,18,25;9/1/2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Ella III LLC, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 526 2007 1184329-03000000190 Todd James,LLC Lots 19, 20, 21, 28, 29 and 30, Block 2, Evelyn Terrace, according to the plate thereof Recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 46, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M ., on the Fifth Thursday in the month of September, 2011 which is the 29th day of September, 2011. Dated this 17th day of August, 2011. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 395539 CN 8/25;9/1,8,15/2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Verona A LLC, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1356 2007 1224432-01000520130 Cecelia Braunstein Lot 13, Block 52, Montura Ranch Estates, First Subdivision, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Pages 37, 38, and 39, public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., on the Second Thursday in the month of September, 2011 which is the 8th day of September, 2011. Dated this 27th day of July, 2011. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 394842 CGS 8/4,11,18,25/2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1537 2008 1154432-A0000110100 Lazara Perez The North one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 15, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the West 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 3321, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., on the Fifth Thursday in the month of September, 2011 which is the 29th day of September, 2011 Dated this 17th day of August, 2011 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 395565 CN 8/25; 9/1,8,15/2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry,Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1526 2008 1144432-A0002740100 Hermance Saint Fluer The North one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 14, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 2940, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fifth Thursday in the month of September, 2011 which is the 29th day of September, 2011. Dated this 17th day of August, 2011. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 395541 CN 8/25;9/1,8,15/2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry,Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1880 2008 1244432-A0001160000 Marie-Claire Pady The North one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 24, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the West 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 5223, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., on the Fifth Thursday in the month of September, 2011 which is the 29th day of September, 2011. Dated this 17th day of August, 2011 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 395578 CN 8/25;9/1,8,15/2011 PUBLIC NOTICE THE HOUSING AUTHORITY OF THE CITY OF BELLE GLADE WILL ACCEPT BIDS FOR THE LEASE OF REAL PROPERTY. APPROXIMATELY 15+ ACRES LOCATED JUST SOUTH OF OKEECHOBEE CENTER, BELLE GLADE, FLORIDA IN SECTION 7, TOWNSHIP 44 SOUTH, RANGE 37, PALM BEACH COUNTY. ALL DETAILS AND SPECIFICATIONS MAY BE OBTAINED AT THE AUTHORITY’S ADMINISTRATION OFFICE IN OSCEOLA CENTER, 1204 N W AVENUE L TERRACE, BELLE GLADE, FL. ALL BIDS SHOULD BE SEALED AND CLEARLY MARKED AND MUST BE DELIVERED TO THE AUTHORITY’S OFFICE NO LATER THAN 12:00 NOON ON TUESDAY, AUGUST 30, 2011. THE HOUSING AUTHORITY OF THE CITY OF BELLE GLADE RESERVES THE RIGHT TO REJECT ANY OR ALL BIDS AND TO WAIVE ANY IRREGULARITIES THERIN. 395691 SUN 8/25/2011 NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING The Area Housing Commission of Clewiston, LaBelle, and Hendry County will hold the Regular monthly meeting on Thursday, August 25th, 2011 at 5:00 P.M. at The Greentree South Community Center in LaBelle, Florida, Hendry County. The Purpose of the meeting is to conduct the general business and consider any other mater that may be brought before The Housing Commission. Any person or persons wishing to appeal any decision made at such meeting must ensure that a verbatim record is made upon which the appeal is to be based. The meeting will include and business before the “Hendry County Non-Pro t Housing, Inc.”. 395778 CN/CB 8/25/2011 Apartments MIRA VERDEMOVE IN SPECIAL, 1st MONTH FREE! $20.00 Application FeeLower Security Deposit***With Approved Credit***• 2 BEDROOMS AT $364.00 PER MONTH• 3 BEDROOMS AT $411.00 PER MONTH• 4 BEDROOMS AT $464.00 PER MONTH LOCATED AT: CALL US AT: 6760 Santa Fe North (863)675-3339 LaBelle, FL Here’s the keys to your new home! Aqui estan las llaves de su nueva casa!MIRA VERDEESPECIAL DE ENTRADA PIMER MES GRATIS!! $20.00 cargo de aplicacionDeposito de Seguridad Bajos***Con Credito Aprovado***• 2 RECAMARRAS A $364.00 POR MES• 3 RECAMARRAS A $411.00 POR MES• 4 RECAMARRAS A $464.00 POR MES LOCALIZADOS EN: LLAMENOS AL: 6760 Santa FeNorth (863)675-3339 LaBelle, FL Condos/Townhouses RentLEHIGH DUPLEX 3br, 2ba, carport, exc. cond., Mirror Lakes area, close to SR 82, No pets, $650/mo + sec. (239)369-9567 Houses RentCOUNTRY VILLAGE V ery nice clean, 2BR, 2BA on cul-de-sac. New carpet, paint and cupboards. References required. No pets. Non smoking environment. $650/month + Security Deposit. Margaret Barber Real Estate 863-675-5968 or 863-221-2944. For rent 2/1 house $600 per month. In Country Village. Call Sharon 239-707-5423 House on Schooner Drive in Country Village, 2 bedroom, 2 bath $575 monthly with $300 deposit. Call Kenny 863-673-4325 LABELLE 2 br/ 2 ba, Eat in kitchen, living rm, large screened porch, laundry rm. $750 mo. Sec. Dep. Required. 863-234-1153. Shop here first! The classified ads Apartments Houses RentLaBelle 3 BR, 2 BA, Screened porch. Tiled oors. Large kitchen. C/Air. Community pool. $650 mo. 863-675-0104 LABELLE Spacious 3 br./ 2 1/2 ba. on Turtle Lane. (option to buy). Call for details: 863-675-4362. Large 3BR/2BA home, Living Room/Dining Room Combo & Family Rm. $900 mo. + sec. dep. In LaBelle. Call (863)673-9133 River home 2BR 3BA, 2 car garage, Florida room, large corner lot. $900/mo. (970)728-8011. TURKEY CREEK/Ortona 1 br guesthouse, $350/mo. Elec. & Deposit additional (619)429-1694 Storage Space RentLABELLE RENT-A-SPACE Cowboy Way & Kennedy Blvd. Monthly includes tax: 5’x10’ $42.80; 8’x10’ $53.50;10’x10’ $58.85; 8’x25’ $96.30; 24 hr access $25 returnable key deposit. 863-675-2392 Your new home could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Storage Space RentA Load & Lock Storage5775 SR 80 • LaBelle, FL863-674-1876Alarmed Units • Security Cameras • Outside Storage Mobile Storage • 5x5 up to 10x30 Units • A/C Units Penske Truck RentalsBring this ad and receive $50 off rst months rent For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Houses SaleLease to Own with $3,500 down. 2br 2bath home on Schooner Drive. Bad credit or no credit also accepted. Monthly payments negotiable. Call Kenny 863-673-4325 Land SaleLabelle 15 acres Fronting State Rd. 80 some commercial zoning possible and some nancing. Asking $180,000. (561)364-1795. Lots SaleMONTURA RANCH 1.25 Acres. Paved road. $3000 down. Owner nancing. $100 monthly. Also 2.5 & 5 Acre lots. Call owner. 863-675-1107 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Mobile Home RentDoublewide, 3 bedroom, central a/c, fenced yard, 1256 Mohawk Ave, LaBelle. Water, garbage included. Small pets allowed. $550 month, rst and last. $100 security 863-269-8125 LABELLE 2BR, 1 BA, covered front & back decks, on 5 acres, $600/mo, $600 sec. Call (239)246-5106 MUSE AREA 3br/2ba mobile home on 1 acre. No pets $600 mo, $600 security. References & Lease required. 863-675-3273 or 675-8445 The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. Mobile Home RentORTONA AREA, River Oaks SD 3br/2ba doublewide. Lease $650 mo No pets, references $650 security 863-675-8445 or 863-675-3273 Mobile HomeSale2BR 2BA, central air, lot included. Owner nancing with 20% down. (863)675-8010 or (863)673-6467. 3BR 2 BA near schools. central air, lot included. Owner nancing with 20% down. (863)675-8010 or (863)673-6467. BANK REPO’S Starting at $15,000 Mobile Home Angels 561-721-2230 Doublewide, 2BR, 2bath on acre lot. Like new with deck and central a/c. Owner nancing, no credit needed with your down payment. Kenny 863-673-4325 Doublewide, 3BR, 2bath on Cathryn Street in north LaBelle. $49,900 total price. Owner nancing available with your good down payment. Kenny 863-673-4325 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Public Notice Public Notice Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Your next job could be in todays classifieds. Did you look for it? Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds. Public Notice Public Notice 12 Caloosa Belle August 25, 2011 Public Notice Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds.

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Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry,Florida, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1916 2008 1254432-A0000550000 Ana Obregon The South one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northwest onequarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 25, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the West 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 5085, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., on the Fifth Thursday in the month of September, 2011 which is the 29th day of September, 2011 Dated this 17th day of August, 2011. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 395549 CN 8/25;9/1,8,15/2011 Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Ella III LLC, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1031 2007 1134432-A0001410000 G.A.M.E. Investments, Inc The South one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 13, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 3109, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., on the Second Thursday in the month of September, 2011 which is the 8th day of September, 2011. Dated this 27th day of July, 2011. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 394834 CGS 8/4,11,18,25/2011 Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Ella III LLC, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1482 2007 1244432-A0000840000 Leon and Corina Sacco The North one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 24, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the West 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 5283, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., on the Second Thursday in the month of September, 2011 which is the 8th day of September, 2011. Dated this 27th day of July, 2011. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 394836 CGS 8/4,11,18,25/2011 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Ella III LLC, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1043 2007 1134432-A0001740000 Pilar Home Developers The South one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 13, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the West 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 3026, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., on the Second Thursday in the month of September, 2011 which is the 8th day of September, 2011. Dated this 27th day of July, 2011. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 394837 CGS 8/4,11,18,25/2011 Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Verona A LLC, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1798 2007 1354432-A0000510100 G.A.M.E. Investments, Inc The South one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 35, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 4638, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., on the Second Thursday in the month of September, 2011 which is the 8th day of September, 2011. Dated this 27th day of July, 2011. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 394840 CGS 8/4,11,18,25/2011 Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Winder VI LLC, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1537 2007 1254432-A0000780000 Jimmy & Betty Osceola The North one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 25, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 1214, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., on the Second Thursday in the month of September, 2011 which is the 8th day of September, 2011. Dated this 27th day of July, 2011. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 394838 CGS 8/4,11,18,25/2011 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1542 2008 1154432-A0000300200 Gustavo Garcia and Esperanza O. Perez The South one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 15, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the South 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 3260, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fifth Thursday in the month of September, 2011 which is the 29th day of September, 2011. Dated this 17th day of August, 2011. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 395575 CN 8/25;9/1,8,15/2011 Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1507 2008 1144432-A0002380100 Avelino R. Leoncio & Maria N. Leoncio The East one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 14, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the North 40 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 2858, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., on the Fifth Thursday in the month of September, 2011 which is the 29th day of September, 2011 Dated this 17th day of August, 2011 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 395548 CN 8/25;9/1,8,15/2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1479 2008 1144432-A0001250100 Rafael Ambrosio Estupian Maria Elena Estupian The North one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 14, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. Subject to an easement for a drainage canal of the North 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 3468, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fifth Thursday in the month of September, 2011 which is the 29th day of September, 2011. Dated this 17th day of August, 2011. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 395563 CN 8/25;9/1,8,15/2011 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Verona A LLC the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1155 2007 1144432-A0002470000 Otto A.Villamizar and Carlos Palaez The South one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 14, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for a drainage canal of the South 30 feet thereof. Subject to an easement for an access road of the West 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 2896, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., on the Fifth Thursday in the month of September, 2011 which is the 29th day of September, 2011. Dated this 17th day of August, 2011. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 395552 CN 8/25;9/1,8,15/2011 Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1525 2008 1144432-A0002730100 Maud Nelson, Patrick Brea, Jimmy Brea, Rony Brea, Myrtha Brea and Alexandre Brea The North one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 14, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 2942, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fifth Thursday in the month of September, 2011 which is the 29th day of September, 2011. Dated this 17th day of August, 2011. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 395542 CN 8/25;9/1,8,15/2011 Public Notice Public Notice 13 Caloosa Belle A ugust 25, 2011 Place Your Ad Online, From the Comfort of Your HomeWHEN Y OU W ANT TO www.newszap.com& click on classifieds

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Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 26-2009-CA-001007 BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. LILLIE MAE BIERS, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED REFORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated August 2nd, 2011 and entered in Case No. 26-2009CA-001007 of the Circuit Court of the TWENTIETH Judicial Circuit in and for HENDRY County, Florida wherein BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., is the Plaintiff and LILLIE MAE BIERS; DAV ID BIERS; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at IN FRONT OF THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF THE COURT, BEING THE SECOND FLOOR HALLWAY OF THE HENDRY COUNTY ADMINISTRATION BUILDING CORNER OF HIGHWAY 80 A ND 29TH SOUTH, LABELLE, FLORIDA at 11:00AM, on the 31 day of August, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 21, BLOCK 2326, PORT LABELLE UNIT 9, A SUBDIVISION ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 144, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 8053 SUNRISE CIRCLE LABELLE, FL 33935 A ny person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on August 9, 2011. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of the Circuit Court By: J. Bevis Deputy Clerk Florida Default Law Group, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 3622-5018F09084466 “ See Americans with Disabilities A ct in accordance with the A mericans with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the Deputy Court Administrator whole of ce is located at Lee County Justice Center, Room 3132, 1700 Monroe Street, Fort Myers, Florida 33901, telephone number (813) 335-2299; 1-800955-8711 (TDD), or 1-800-955-8770 (v), via Florida Relay Service, not later than seven (7) days prior to this proceeding.394833 CN 8/18,25/2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 26-2009-CA-000998 THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS CWALT, INC. ALTERNATIVE LOAN TRUST 2006-OA21, MORTGAGE PASSTHROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-OA21, Plaintiff, vs. A NGELA E. MCCARTY, et al., Defendant(s). NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED REFORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated August 12, 2011 and entered in Case No. 26-2009CA-000998 of the Circuit Court of the TWENTIETH Judicial Circuit in and for HENDRY County, Florida wherein THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS CWALT, INC., ALTERNATIVE LOAN TRUST 2006-OA21, MORTGAGE PASSTHROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-OA21, is the Plaintiff and ANGELA E. MCCARTY; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ANGELA E. MCCARTY; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at IN FRONT OF THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF THE COURT, BEING THE SECOND FLOOR HALLWAY OF THE HENDRY COUNTY A DMINISTRATION BUILDING CORNER OF HIGHWAY 80 AND 29TH SOUTH, LABELLE, FLORIDA at 11:00AM, on the 14 day of September 2011 the followin g described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 27, BLOCK 2090, UNIT 3, PORT LABELLE, A SUBDIVISION ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 73, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 5031 GUNN CIRCLE, LABELLE, FL 33935 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on August 18, 2011. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of the Circuit Court By: J. Bevis Deputy Clerk Florida Default Law Group, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 3622-5018F09076164“See Americans with Disabilities Act in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the Deputy Court Administrator whole of ce is located at Lee County Justice Center, Room 3132, 1700 Monroe Street, Fort Myers, Florida 33901, telephone number (813) 335-2299; 1-800955-8711 (TDD), or 1-800-955-8770 (v), via Florida Relay Service, not later than seven (7) days prior to this proceeding.395588 CN 8/25;9/1/2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 08-1231-CA OCWEN LOAN SERVICING, LLC Plaintiff, VS. GLENN A. SMITH; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF GLENN A. SMITH; IF LIVING, INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID DEFENDANT(S), IF REMARRIED, AND IF DECEASED, THE RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANT(S); SEACOAST NATIONAL BANK SUCCESSOR 13Y MERGER TO BIG LAKE NATIONAL BANK; OLDE CYPRESS COMMUNITY BANK; WHETHER DISSOLVED OR PRESENTLY EXISTING, TOGETHER WITH ANY GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, OR TRUSTEES OF SAID DEFENDANT(S) AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, OR AGAINST DEFENDANT(S); UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; Defendant(s) NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the abovestyled cause, in the Circuit Court of Hendry County, Florida, I will sell the property situate in Hendry County, Florida, described as: LOT 15 AND THAT PART OF LOT 14 LYING EAST OF A RADIAL LINE THAT INTERSECTS THE NORTH LINE OF SAID LOT 14, AT A POINT THAT IS 14.50 FEET WESTERLY OF THE NORTHEASTERLY CORNER OF LOT 14, AND ALSO THAT PART OF SAID LOT 16 LYING WEST OF A RADIAL LINE THAT INTERSECTS THE NORTH LINE OF SAID LOT 16 AT A POINT THAT IS 30 FEET EASTERLY OF THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SAID LOT 16, ALL IN BLOCK 192 OF THE GENERAL PLAN OF CLEWISTON, FLORIDA, AS REVISED SEPTEMBER 7, 1937, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN FLAT BOOK 2, PAGES 71 THROUGH 78, INCLUSIVE, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA, at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, Clerk of the Circuit Court in the Hendry County Courthouse (being the second oor hallway of the Hendry County Courts Building), LaBelle, FL 33935 at 11:00 AM, on September 21, 2011. DATED THIS 19th day of August, 2011. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens, must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Witness, my hand and seal of this court on the 19th day of August, 2011. CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT By /S/ J. Bevis Deputy Clerk Law Of ces of Daniel C. Consuegra 9204 King Palm Drive Tampa, FL 33619-1328 Phone: 813-915-8660 Attorneys for Plaintiff 395761 CN 8/25;9/1/2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 26-2010-CA-001219 WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, Plaintiff, LOUIS MARY TELUSNOR, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated August 04, 2011 and entered in Case No 26-2010CA-001219 of the Circuit Court of the TWENTIETH Judicial Circuit in and for HENDRY County, Florida wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, NA is the Plaintiff and LOUIS MARY TELUSNOR; MARTHA TELUSNOR; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; AQUA FINANCE, INC.; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at IN FRONT OF THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF THE COURT, BEING THE SECOND FLOOR HALLWAY OF THE HENDRY COUNTY ADMINISTRATION BUILDING CORNER OF HIGHWAY 80 AND 29TH SOUTH, LABELLE, FLORIDA at 11:00AM, on the 7th day of September, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 11, BLOCK E, FT. DENAUD ACRES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 108, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN 1998 MERITT MOBILE HOME LOCATED THEREON AS A FIXTURE AND APPURTENANCE THERETO: VIN# FLHML2F54718710A AND FLHML2F54718710B. A/K/A 591 NILES STREET LABELLE, FL 33935 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must Me a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on August 9, 2011. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of the Circuit Court By: J. Bevis Deputy Clerk Florida Default Law Group, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F10104155 **See Americans with Disabilities Act In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the Deputy Court Administrator whose of ce is located at Lee County Justice Center, Room 3112, 1700 Monroe Street, Fort Myers, Florida 33901, telephone number (813) 335-2299; 1-800955-8771 (TDD), or 1-800-955-8770 (v), via Florida Relay Service, not later than seven (7) days prior to this proceeding.394974 CN 8/18,25/2011PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: TIMS TOWING & RECOVERY gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 09/09/2011, 10:00 am at 74 S. INDUSTRIAL LOOP, LABELLE, FL 33935, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. TIMS TOWING & RECOVERY reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. 2008 BASH LHJLC79K48B004070 395746 CN 8/25/2011 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice 14 Caloosa Belle August 25, 2011 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds. On Friday, August 5, at the Southwest Florida Library Network (SWFLN) summer membership meeting, Senator Lizbeth Benacquisto was named SWFLN’s “Library Champion.” The award recognizes her unwavering commitment to libraries and Margaret Mohundro, PresidentElect of the SWFLN Board of Directors, presented the award. The SWFLN is comprised of all types of libraries working together to bring the public easier, faster and greater access to regional, state and worldwide sources of information. The SWFLN serves Charlotte, Collier, Hendry, Lee and Monroe counties. During the 2011 legislative session, Senator Benacquisto spearheaded the ght to save our library system. At the rst round of negotiations, state aid for libraries was eliminated for this scal year. This cut would have reduced hours and shuttered of some library branches across the state. Florida’s libraries rely on a mix of state and local funds to keep their doors open. Senator Benacquisto, with help from other key legislators, came together to ght for these dollars. “In an economic downturn, Floridians depend on library services to help nd a job, learn a new skill or prepare for a career change.” Senator Benacquisto states. “I am humbled by this award from the Southwest Florida Library Network. It will serve as a daily reminder to keep advocating for our libraries.” Sen. Benacquisto named ‘Library Champion’ Submitted photo Margaret Mohundro, President-Elect of the SWFLN Board of Directors, presented Senator Lizbeth Benacquisto with her award. Caloosa Belle/ Patty BrantLegislator of the YearRepresentataive Denise Grimsley, from the Florida House of Representatives District 77, received the Legislator of the Year Award from the PACE Center for Girls in Immokalee at a luncheon in her honor August 18. The organization was recognizing Rep. Grimsley for her efforts in saving state funding for libraries as well as for the PACE Center. Rep. Grimsley plans to run for the Florida Senate. Education Center hour changeThe Education Center hours have changed to Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-2 p.m. The ECSWF has a 24x36 foot modular of ce building for rent ($700 per month includes utilities). It is located on the campus at 4930 SR 29S. Call 675-6800 or 239-8606722 for more information.Learn about Florida historyLaBelle’s Joe Thomas is scheduled to teach Florida History (AMH 2070 Section 701) at Edison State College’s Hendry / Glades Center in LaBelle on Wednesdays from 6-8:40 p.m. The text book is A Ne w History of Florida edited by Michael Gannon. Registration for 2011 Fall is open. Contact Edison State College at (863)674-0408 for more information.Register for EC classes You can still register Edison State College Hendry Glades Center register students for the Fall semester. Classes started August 23.. For more information, call (863) 6740408. Interested students can also register in person in Building A. Hours are MondayThursday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Additional information at www.edison.edu/hendryglades. School Briefs

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Open house at UESUpthegrove Elementary School will hold an open house and Title I parent meeting Tuesday, Sept. 6, 5:30-7 p.m. Enjoy a spaghetti dinner from 5-7 p.m. Adults and children $5. Everyone is invited to come out and see the school, classrooms meet the teacher and have a great dinner. There will be a book fair in the libary 5:30-7 p.m., so stop by and see w hat great items will be there. Enrichment training opportunitiesWant to learn how to Twitter, use Facebook, Skype or Linkedin? Want to operate y our computer more ef ciently? The Education Center of SWFL is enrolling students in the next Basic Computer and Social Media classes. The computer class is scheduled for 9 a.m.. on September 24 at the ECSWF campus at 4930 SR Hwy 29 S. Anyone interested in enrolling in the computer class or the next social media class, call 675-6800 or 239-8606722 and leave your name and telephone number.ICA scholarshipsInternational Christian Academy of LaBelle is a private Christian school opened for K5-12th grade. ICA is approved to receive both the McKay and the Florida Tax Credit Scholarships. International Christian Academy is a ministry of International Christian Fellowship. Additionally, every student is assigned a lap top computer. We use the A Beka Curriculum for its core subjects. Some electives include sign language, a foreign language, music, choir, and drama, Bible, PE and art. Tuition assistance is available based on nancial needs. For more information about the school, scholarships, or tuition assistance, please, contact Tracy Co at (863) 675-1112 or 863-675-4227. It’s time for school physicalsHendry Regional Medical Center is all set to provide physicals for the children in the community. Summer is still in full swing, but the rst day of school will be here before you know it. If you haven't already scheduled an appointment for your child's school or sports physical, now is the time to do it don't wait! Often, school physical examinations are the only times throughout the year that children visit a medical facility. We suggest using the yearly school physical as an opportunity to build and add to a child's complete medical history. This can help ensure that the youngster's progress and development over time are monitored and that potential emerging problems are detected. Don't get caught up in the last minute rush, schedule physicals for your school-aged children today. Call the Convenient Care Center in LaBelle (863-6752356).Breakfast at schoolHendry 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 of ce for the time. Breakfast is the most important meal and needs to be a part of 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 breakfast is consumed. Make sure that your child starts off his day right with breakfast at Hendry County Schools. TREE SERVICE SOCIAL ORGANIZATION ROOFING HOME SECURITY EDUCATION CHIROPRACTIC CAR RENTAL ADVERTISE HERE IT PAYS APPLIANCES &REPAIRSBUSINESS &SERVICE DIRECTORY Call Dale or Barb at 863-675-2541 or e-mail cbadsales@newszap.comto learn how your ad can go here! 15 Caloosa Belle A ugust 25, 2011 LaBelle Heritage Museum's 2011/2012 season opens with Addison Austin presenting "Little Known Stories from the American Revolution" at the organization's Thursday, September 1, program meeting at LaBelle City Hall, 481 West Hickpochee Avenue, at 7 o'clock. Addison Austin, an amateur historian of long standing, has served as museum president and is currently its vice president and program chairman. He is well versed in the history of the American Revolution, the American Civil War, steam locomotives and Great Lakes and deep sea vessels. He w as one of the major forces behind LaBelle Heritage Museum's acquisition of E. C. Warren's rotary steam turbine that powered the Navette, the former commuter yacht of J. P. "Jack" Morgan, on which the Warren family lived for many years after arriving in the LaBelle area in the early 1950s. LaBelle Heritage Museum's program meetings, held on the rst Thursday from September through May, are always open to the public. Refreshments will be served after A ustin's presentation. The meeting will end w ith a brief business meeting recapping the progress made in getting the one-hundred y ear old William Hardy Poole Drygoods Emporium at 360 North Bridge Street ready to become the museum's new home and outlining the application for a Florida Division of Historical Resources grant to help in moving the H. A. Rider home, built in 1905, and law of ce to the new museum site. Hear little known stories from Revolution School Briefs

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For cardiovascular illness,getting an accurate diagnosis and immediate care can not only save your life,it can help prevent long-term damage to your heart and get you on the right track for many years to come. Fortunately,you can find cardiac care close to home.Hendry Regional Medical Center is pleased to announce that Dr.Esther Levin is now providing cardiology services to the residents of the LaBelle area. Dr.Levin has had her cardiology practice open in Clewiston since May of 2009. She began expanding her services at the Hendry Regional Convenient Care Center in LaBelle on August 17th. Keep your heart healthy through the years.Call today for an appointment with Dr.Levin .HendryRegionalConvenientCareCenter•450SouthMainStreetLaBelle ,FL33935• 86 3-675-2356•(Clewist onoffic e:863-983-3021) 16 Caloosa Belle August 25, 2011 At Barron Library’s nal ‘Reading’s a Breeze’ session, children were encouraged to share their favorite summer memories, w ith the help and direction of Miss Brenda Goodwin, better known as the Crayon Lady, and other representatives from the local w riter’s group. Following a lesson about the difference between fact and ction, presented by Patty Brant, the Crayon Lady led the group in an exercise to help them remember special people, places and things. Children were given the opportunity to introduce themselves and share with the group through a series of pictures they had drawn, memories of their summer. Some memories involved traveling to special places; while others included people, pets and fun activities they participated in around home during their summer break from school. Thank you to the Crayon Lady and the local writer’s group for teaching children how to remember, then record their memories to share with others. Watch for details on upcoming library programs for the fall. ‘What I did this summer’ at Barron Library Submitted photo/ Tricia BoonePet of the WeekPlease come visit with Rosco at Caloosa Humane Society, he is such a great dog and needs a home to call his own. Rosco is a six-year-old neutered male, house trained and just waiting for you to come and take him home. He was a indoor dog in his previous life and his family moved out of state and could not take him with them. He loves going for walks and does well with children and other dogs. Rosco would be a perfect addition to any family. Rosco’s adoption donation is $100. With an approved adoption application, you can take Rosco home with the following additions covered: Neutered, Rabies, DHPPC, Heartworm Test, Fecal Test, Heartworm Prevention, Deworming, Flea/Tick Prevention and a Microchip. Anyone interested in Rosco or any of our other homeless pets can come to Caloosa Humane Society at 1200 Pratt Blvd. and ll out an adoption application or call 863.675.0997. You can also check out our website at www.caloosahumanesociety.org for more information. Calloosa Belle/ Dale ConyersRIGHT: The Crayon Lady, Brenda Goodwin, had the kids in the palm of her hand with her ingenious rapping about writing, feelings, fact and ction. She and the LaBelle Writers Group put on the nal kids library event for this summer on August 16 at Barron Library. BELOW: Addisyn and Gavin Hunter enjoy the show from mom Kristin Hunter’s lap.


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