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Title: The Caloosa belle
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: S.H. Stalls
Place of Publication: LaBelle Fla
Publication Date: 12-15-2011
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, December 15, 2011 50¢ Plus tax V ol. 89 No. 50 newszap.comFree SpeechFree Ads Dog tied up and left to dieHer day started off eating garbage, with a make-shift plastic bag chain embedded in her neck and ended with a nice warm bed and plenty of food to eat. Her name is Lucky. She was picked up by a good Samaritan who was dropping her kids off at school. She then sought help for the suffering animal at the Caloosa Humane Society. Lucky is a hound mix. She weighed about 22 pounds and was severely emaciated. When she arrived, the chain of plastic bags was so long it kept getting caught in the dog’s paw, making her pull at her own wound with each excruciating step. Traditional Christmas dinners w ill be delivered or picked Up at The American Legion Post 130 in LaBelle SR 80 West across from Popeyes Legion members prepare and v olunteers deliver about 500 meals to local needy families, home alone persons with no family and shut-ins in the LaBelle area. If you know of anyone or family who should receive a Christmas meal delivered please notify the Post w ith their name, correct delivery address, phone number and how many meals need to be delivered. Someone must be home to receive the dinner or it must be picked up at Legion between 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. Anyone needing a dinner must be on the Christmas Dinner Delivery List by noontime Christmas Eve Saturday, Dec. 24 Call the Post at 863-675-8300 or E-mail: Nikki@NikkiYeagerRoser. com. Volunteers are welcome and needed to help assemble meals and/or deliver meals on Christmas Day which is Sunday this year. Assembly will begin at 9 a.m. Drivers will be needed shortly Homemade Christmas Dinners by Patty BrantIt’s not only soldiers, sailors, marines and airmen who risk everything when they go to war. Their families are vulnerable as well. They give up precious time with their loved one time that cannot be reclaimed. Sometimes, their sacri ce is the extreme. The traveling Viet Nam Wall, a replica of the original in Washington, DC., was recently in Marco Island. It will be in Fort Myers Thursday, Jan. 25-29 at the Lee County Sports Complex. Events are free and open to the public. A special ceremony will honor Gold Star Mothers those who have suffered the ultimate price when they lost a son or daughter in one of America’s con icts. The Gold Star program originated in World War II. A Blue Star in a window meant that home had a son or daughter in the service. A Gold Star meant that family had lost a child to the war. Event coordinator Donna Gerber is speci cally looking for the mother of any Hendry/Glades area serviceman killed in Vietnam to be recognized at the event. The group has the names of a number of area Viet Nam servicemen killed in Viet Nam. They include: Clewiston: Sgt. Arthur James Anderson, Sgt. James Alvin Pace, Sgt. Ralph Lee Ford, PFC Allan James Williams, SSFC Leo Fred Johnson. Moore Haven: SSG Leroy Lemuel Bell. Okeechobee: SP4 Daniel Martin Brown, SGT Howard Daniel Weeks, SSG Gary Wayne Gillis, SGT Raymond Raliford Mays. Event organizer Donna Gerber said she is looking for Cora Williams, mother of Sgt. Arthur James Anderson from Clewiston. Ms. Williams’ niece, Mashenea Bivens, has been in contact with her; however, Ms. Gerber has been unable to reconnect with Ms. Bivens. Anyone with any information on Ms, Bivens or Ms. Williams or the local mother of any other Viet Nam serviceman killed in service to his country is asked to contact Ms. Gerber. In addition, area Gold Star Mothers and Fathers in Hendry and Glades counties whose sons or daughters died in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars are also being sought. Searching for Gold Star MothersSee Dinners — Page 2 See Rescued — Page 2 See Gold Star — Page 2See Page 4 for information about how to contact the newspaper After years of economic lethargy, the area is beginning to sho w some very positive signs. The most imminent is in Glades County. Lykes Bros., Inc. and A. Duda & Sons, Inc. are implementing Americas Gateway Logistics Center, a master-planned, mixed-use, integrated logistics center. The 4,700-acre facility will serve growing consumer markets in the state, region and abroad with exports and imports to and from eastern North America, Latin America, the Caribbean, Asia and western Europe. It could become a Certied Mega Site on an additional 2,000 acres. With the lowest shipping cost and quickest access to all southern Florida consumer markets, it will be located away from congested coastal areas. Transportation access includes rail frontage; two major feeder highways (US 27, SR 78) with access to three interstate highways (I-75, I-4, I-95) and the Florida Turnpike. It is also within the service area of four major ports (Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, Palm Beach, Manatee) as well as two major airports (Miami, Ft. MyersNaples) and Air Glades air cargo. The project will encompass up to 30 million square feet of distribution/manufacturing facilities, a Foreign Trade Zone, Chassis & Container Staging Manufacturing and Assembly, Perishables Yard Warehousing & Distribution and many other services. Details are not being divulged as yet, but Hendry County is also reportedly getting very close to announcing an important international facility at Airglades Airport. Facilities could spur economy

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“You hope to never come to work in the morning and have something like that walk through the door,” said Caloosa Executive Director Alex DeStefano. Caloosa staff removed part of the bag, allowing Lucky to move freely without discomfort. Realizing there was little to be done for her at the local facility, DeStefano sought out the help of Dr. Lesli Reiff. A veterinarian, as well as the owner of Naples Safari Animal Hospital, Dr. Reiff was more than happy to provide Lucky with the medical attention she needed. Lucky was anesthetized and her plastic shackle was nally removed. It appeared to have been there for weeks. After her procedure, Lucky was able to wake up in a nice warm bed, surrounded by caring people to start the next step of her new life. Aside from the wounds, Lucky is also severely under weight and is being treated for numerous parasites. After recovering from anesthesia, it was a relief for all involved to hear the thumping of her wagging tail against the side of her recovery cage. She is expected to make a full recovery. “I couldn’t believe it,” said DeStefano. “After all that people put her through, all she wants to do is give kisses.” Lucky is just a temporary name. There is going to be a Name Lucky Contest. “She is too special to not have the perfect name,” says DeStefano. Please visit Caloosa Humane Society’s Web site, www.caloosahumanesociety.org, for updates and to enter a new name for Lucky. After her recovery, Lucky will be available for adoption at Caloosa Humane Society, a 501c3 organization, in LaBelle. Shop Practical... Shop Local This Christmas! All Fall & Christmas Decor Now on Clearance!We have inspirational, traditional and camouflage gift items Gift items in all depar tments 1 0 6 0 H w y 2 9 S € L a B e l l e F L 8 6 3 6 7 5 0 7 1 7 H H A P P Y H O L I D A Y S To some we have Happy HourŽ to others its Group-er Therapy!! 4pm to 6 pm Entertainment Every Saturday 8pm G r e a t S t e a k s & S e a f o o d Make your New Yearss Reservations Now!!! 8 6 3 6 7 5 4 4 1 1 C C a l o o s a R e j u v e n a t i o n C e n t e r 461 S. Main, Suite B € LaBelle C a l o o s a M a s s a g e W o r k s Licensed Massage Establishment, MM 15469 8 6 3 8 8 5 1 5 0 0 G i v e A T o u c h i n g G i f t T h i s C h r i s t m a s G i f t C e r t i f i c a t e s A v a i l a b l e Sherrie Easterly, Licensed Massage Therapist, MM 41201 THE CHRISTMAS SPIRIT IS BUILDING AT SODREL CONSTRUCTIONCUSTOM HOME BUILDERSWind Mitigation € Repaints Remodels & Additions Call us at 863-675-4417 or 863-673-1842 J J o y o u s h o l i d a y w i s h e s t o y o u a n d y o u r f a m i l y ƒ May all your wishes come true this wondrous season. Like a good neighbor, State Farm is there.CALL ME TODAY. DiPofi Ins Agcy Inc Rena DiPofi, Agent777 W Hickpochee Ave. www.ourinsurancegirl.com Bus: 863-675-1880 MERRY CHRISTMASfrom Everyone at Phillips A/C & Heating 8 8 6 3 6 7 5 2 8 7 8 w w w p h i l l i p s a c c o mL i c C A C 1 8 1 5 2 6 6 MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR!from all of us at Randys Garage, Inc.675-1032737 S. Bridge St. € LaBelle MERRY CHRISTMASR R i v e r D i s t r i c t L i m o u s i n e 8 6 3 2 3 4 6 2 4 4 w w w r i v e r d i s t r i c t l i m o c o m Happy Hanukkah &Merry Christmas from Permanent Makeup by MargieBd. Certified Permanent Makeup Artist Licensed Facial Specialist Licensed Massage Therapist MA18182Give Relaxation & Rejuvenation with a Gift Certificate for all Occasions Caloosa Rejuvenation Center 461B So. Main St. € LaBelle (239) 410-1246 2 Caloosa Belle December 15, 2011after that. It is an experience you will treasure so come volunteer and enjoy the fellowship o f others and spread the Christmas Spirit. Anyone with information on local Gold Star Mothers from any of America’s wars is asked to contact Donna Gerber at 239-5656784 or dennagerber@avtt.org. Scheduled events include: Wednesday, Jan. 25, the wall arrives with the Tribute Escort Ride. Tribute viewing begins at 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26 is the opening ceremony at 4 p.m. Jan. 27 is lled with Tribute viewing all day, school day tributes, music and a ride of honor. Saturday, Jan. 28, there will be all day v iewing, the American Heroes Airshow 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; and a Naturalization Ceremony at 11 a.m. Jan. 29 includes a worship service at 10 a.m. and closing ceremonies 11:30 a.m. More information on the Fort Myers event can be found at www.avtt.org. RescuedContinued From Page 1 Gold StarContinued From Page 1 DinnerContinued From Page 1 Submitted photoLucky earned her name the hard way, by surviving terrible cruelty.

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WINTER EXTRAVAGANZA December 1st-31stSave up to 45% on your new frame or sunglass with purchase of regular priced lenses. Receive an extra 5% when you bring a donation for the Salvation Army Food Bank or Caloosa Humane SocietyThe Optical Center at Family Eye Care100 N. Main St. € LaBelle, FL 33935863-675-0761 Exclusive Eyewear and Sunwear Sales Event! 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 $12Half price laser spay & neuter w/full puppy & kitten shots Half price boarding Cash OnlyDisclaimer: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 3 Caloosa Belle December 15, 2011 LaBelleDennis Avalon Perkins, 65, was arrested Dec. 10 and charged with a nonmoving traf c violation driving with a suspended license habitual offender. Sgt. Elvers was arresting of cer. Antonio Mendoza Ramos, 15, was arrested Dec. 8 and charged with assault on an elected of cial, educator, DCF or contract employee. Sgt. B. Brown was arresting of cer.ClewistonStephen Martin Billings, 19, was arrested Dec. 8 and charged with theft $300-$5,000 and dealing in stolen property. CPD Of cer S. Bozziwas arresting of cer. Anthony James Downing, 25, was arrested Dec. 11 and charged with DUI alcohol or drugs, nonmoving traf c violation driving with a suspended license habitual offender and resisting an of cerobstruction without violence. D. Bolt was arresting of cer. Jay B. Neal, 58, was arrested Dec. 11 and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon no intent to kill. C. McVey was arresting of cer. Khevis Lavar Williams, 25, was arrested Dec. 6 and charged with simple assault with intent to do violence and criminal mischief over $1,000. J. Perez was arresting of cer. A rrest Reports by Pat Dobbins1. Start With a Vision Start your holiday with a clear vision of how you would like it to go. Share your visions and thoughts with your family and friends and ask for their input as well. 2. Set Goals and Prioritize It's okay to say no sometimes. Saying yes when you should say no can sometimes leave you feeling overwhelmed. Friends and colleagues should understand if you can't attend every party or participate in every activity. 3. Organize and Simplify Try to nd ways to organize you activities and create a "to-do" list so you can check things off as you get them accomplished to help you feel more organized and productive during the holiday season. 4. Take Care of Yourself You must nd time to take care of yourself physically, mentally and spiritually. Go for a walk, get enough sleep, read inspiring literature, spend time with close friends to talk and laugh, listen to music, go outdoors, spend some quiet time alone, meditate and try to be tobacco free. 5. Think Safety Whether you are traveling long distances, hanging lights or simply walking in a busy parking lot, it's important to pay extra attention to the safety of you and your family around the holidays. 6. Try to Stay Financially Fit We are all responsible for our own happiness and health during the holidays. Whether or not you have a good holiday is a function of your decisions and not the conditions around you. Try to make realistic nancial commitments and time commitments that you can keep this holiday season. 7. Try to Eat Well There are a few things that you can do to keep things under control: Limit your portions; don't go to a party hungry; steer clear of items high in fats; watch out for high calorie foods and beverages. Drink lots of water! You can sample and taste new things, but just try not to over-do it! 8. Stay Active Find opportunities to stay active to help you feel better, more energized, focused and t for the demands of the season. 9. Get Connected Encourage those you love to help you create meaningful traditions and routines that can be part of future holidays. Get in touch with extended family and old friends. 10. Explore New Experiences but Set Limits Trying something new especially a refreshing exercise, like Tai Chi. It is a great way to keep t, relieve stress and meet new friends this holiday season. Read a new book, write in a journal, visit a library, study something new and try to watch less TV. 11. Give Commit random acts of kindness. Small gestures (that don't cost anything except for your time) can make a huge difference in someone's life. Other things you can do: volunteer, visit the elderly, read to a child, or donate clothes, toys and food to a needy family. 12. Have Fun Play, dance, sing, laugh and enjoy. Experience the joy, excitement and wonder of the holiday season. You are never too old to act like a kid once in a while! Avoid being ‘holi-dazed’ On Tuesday, November 29, 2011 Florida panther K304 -now identi ed as FP194 -was returned to Big Cypress National Preserve. The release of the cat occurred in a remote area of the Preserve around 7:30 p.m. near where the cat was removed in October of 2010. Due to transport timing and change of release area this activity was not open to the public as originally planned. On October 25, 2010, through on-going tracking activity within the Preserve, it was discovered that the radio-collar of female panther FP102 was emitting a mortality signal. Upon reaching the site of the signal, National Park Service (NPS) biologists found the remains of the cat. A subsequent necropsy con rmed that FP102 had died from wounds received during a ght. Five months earlier the cat had given birth to two male kittens. After the death of FP102, one of the offspring, K304, was discovered orphaned. His sibling was never found. Upon discovering K304 the NPS, working closely with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), transported the kitten to the White Oak Conservation Center (WOCC), a wildlife facility in northeastern Florida. At the facility K304 was cared for and housed in appropriate facilities with minimal human contact. Now K304, a young, healthy cat, is of the age that it can be released near the area it was born. Early on November 29 the cat was captured and tranquilized within the holding facility at WOCC, tted with a new radio collar by NPS staff and evaluated by Scott Citino, Center Veterinarian; Mark Cunningham, FWC Veterinarian and other White Oak Staff. Upon return to the Preserve FP194 was 1.5 years old, 86 pounds and determined to be in good condition. NPS staff will monitor movements of the cat by tracking the ne w radio collar. Orphaned panther now back in Big Cypress Patricia Dobbins Submitted photo/ Courtesy of Ralph ArwoodThis year-and-a-half old panther was released back into the Big Cypress wilds, where he was rescued after his mother died in a ght in 2010. White Oak Conservation Center DVM Natalie Hall is pictured examining the cat before he was returned to the wild. The Hendry County Enterprise Zone #2601 program and responsibility has been moved to the Hendry County Economic Dev elopment Council of ce. Susan Jordan will be handling the applications for jobs tax credits, business equipment sales tax refunds, building materials sales tax refund and so forth. Please make sure all applications are complete with all required invoices, building permits, inspection reports, the signed CO, or building plans for the preliminary tax assessment. There is a ten-day requirement on this end to get the application processed, so any assistance would be appreciated. Contact information: Susan Jordan 863-612-4914 or susan@hendryedc.com or Gregg Gillman, President of the Hendry County EDC. Enterprise Zone now at EDC of ce

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4 Caloosa Belle December 15, 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. Credit Report Part 1by Matt KindermannA credit report is a running lifetime record of your social security number and all the addresses you have lived at and every line of credit you ever had or have ever cosigned with your name. A “line of credit” includes credit cards, mortgages, loans and nancing from any company, including those that have ever been paid off or closed, as well as the results of your payment history. That old credit card you got when you were 18 with all those missed payments will always be visible for review! Think about that the next time you consider co-signing on someone’s credit card or car loan because they’re ability, or inability, to make the payments may negatively affect your credit report forever. A credit report tells potential nanciers if you are capable of making reliable payments. Just because you’re making good money now does not wipe away years of delinquent debt when you weren’t making as much. A credit report is more like a character report than a black and white nancial statement. If it shows that you couldn’t manage your money when you didn’t have any, creditors may think you might not be able to manage your money even when you do have some. Jesus Castorena, Assistant Branch Manager at Seacoast Bank of LaBelle, warns that “credit is now more important than ever” and that it is very difcult for people with negative credit histories to get an emergency loan, or to nance a home or automobile. For employers that conduct a credit check, your lack of a positive credit rating may signal that you’re careless with money. Jobs in industries such as banking and nance, or jobs that allow access to company capital like vehicles or expense accounts, may be out of reach for otherwise quali ed candidates because of their credit report. Jesus recommends checking your free credit report at least once a year from one of the three credit bureaus; Experian, TransUnion and Equifax, and contacting them immediately if you identify a discrepancy. If you have been denied credit, Jesus suggests writing to Equifax for a free credit report which would not count against your annual limit. Go to www.annualcreditreport.com, which is the only site authorized by the Federal Trade Commission to provide free annual credit reports. Do this once every four months, selecting a different credit bureau each time and you can get three free credit reports a year! Other “free” credit report sites may charge you additional fees or sell your information, so check the ne print if you use another source. Jesus also suggests looking into credit monitoring by one of the credit bureaus which would notify you of any changes in your report for as low as $15 a month. For information on credit counseling, go to www.sw works.org and click on “Locations.” by Les MorganThe message of Christmas is clear: God intrudes upon the weak and the vulnerable. Regretfully, this is precisely the message that we so often miss. God does not come to that part of us that swaggers through life, con dent in our self sufciency. God leaves his treasure in the broken fragmented places of our life. God comes to us in those rare moments when we are able to transcend our own sel shness long enough to really care about another. On the wall of the museum of the concentration camp at Dachau is a large and moving photograph of a mother and her little girl standing in line of a gas chamber. The child, who is walking in front of her mother, does not know where she is going. The mother, who walks behind, does know, but is helpless to stop the tragedy. In her helplessness she performs the only act of love left to her. She places her hands over her child’s eyes so she will at least not see the horror to come. When people come into the museum they do not whisk by this photo hurriedly. They pause. They almost feel the pain. And deep inside I think that they are all saying: “O God, don’t let that be all that there is.” God hears those prayers and it is in just such situations of hopelessness and helplessness that His almighty power is born. It is there that God leaves his treasure. In all of us there is an opportunity for Christ to bring the hope of being re-born anew within. However, we have to be tuned into to what God is saying and what He would have us see. What have you been hearing and seeing this Christmas? When you watched the 6:00 news did you see chaos and strife, or did you see sheep without a shepherd? When you went out to do your shopping did you see only hordes of people in the stores, or did you notice the worried expressions on some of their faces--worried because they are facing this Christmas without employment or enough money and the y don’t know how they are going to make ends meet? Did you hear only the blast of music and carols, or did you hear the silent sighs of the lonely and the bereaved who may be dreading Christmas because it accentuates their loneliness? And in the midst of the sounds of honking horns and people arguing over parking places, did you hear faint sounds of laughter coming from a church mission projects because you furnished food and toys for families and children? You see, so often what you see and what you hear is not dependent upon the event but upon you. If you did in fact hear the cr y from the lonely, the laughter of poor children, if you saw the sheep without a shepherd, then, and only then, might you have noticed the events that took place in Bethlehem that night. If you lacked that spiritual seeing and hearing then you probabl y would have been with the 99 percent who were present but did not see or hear nothing out of the ordinary. In the end perhaps a carol words it best: No ear may hear his coming, but in this world of sin. Where meek souls shall receive him still, the dear Christ enters in. Result: hopelessness doesn’t have to come around you this Christmas. Ask God to make you more like Him – a genuine, loving, for-the-sake of another, giver. Need some ideas of how to give hopelessness the boot? Give some gifts this Christmas which are beyond monetary value: Mend a quarrel, dismiss suspicion, tell someone, “I love you.” Give something away--anonymously. Forgive someone who has treated you wrong. Turn away wrath with a soft answer. Visit someone in a nursing home. Apologize if you were wrong. Be especiall y kind to someone with whom you work. Give as God gave to you in Christ, without obligation or announcement or reservation or hypocrisy. Take the challenge and hopelessness will have to nd another address!Dr. Les Morgan is pastor of Caloosa Baptist Church in LaBelle, located 200 yards behind A Country Place on Highway 80. Don’t let hopeless in this Christmastime! from Bill NevilleMaybe it was Ann Coulter’s book, “Demonize”, in which she says about Mobs (Occupiers) -“You can lead a mob to water, but y ou can’t make them think!” or as I choose to put it: ”You can lead a mob to think, but y ou can’t stop them from “watering!” With all this heavy “pondering,” I guess it was natural that I then segued into a series of ponder isms such as: “Life is sexually transmitted.” “Good health is merely the slowest possible rate at which one can die.” “Men have two emotions: Hungry and Horny. If you see him without lust, make him a sandwich.” “Give a person a sh, and you feed them for a day. Teach them how to use the Internet and they won’t bother you for weeks, months, maybe years.” “Health nuts are going to feel stupid someday, lying in the hospitals, dying of nothing.” “All of us, particularly in Florida, could take a lesson from the weather. It pays no attention to criticism.” Just Pondering Matthew Kindermann C a r e e r C o r n e r Career Corner Les Morgan

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Dear Editor: I am writing this letter on behalf of the Greater LaBelle Chamber of Commerce to thank the many generous individuals who helped with either a donation of time and/or money for our Christmas in the Park celebration held at Barron Park on Friday, Dec. 2. With the support of the many organizations and community volunteers, the children of LaBelle had a fun- lled night of snow, bounce houses, a chance to go to the shing pond and "catch" a gift as well as have a visit with Santa Claus. I hope this list covers everyone who helped but if I missed including your name, I apologize in advance. We sure appreciate all of you and hope to see you at Christmas in the Park this time next year! A big thank you to the following: The City of LaBelle, the West Hendry Recreation Board, Kiwanis of LaBelle, Key Club Members, the LHS National Honor Society, Steve Whidden and several of our deputies, Hendry County Sheriff's Explorers, Rotary Club of LaBelle, Lyons Printing, T & M Portable, Greg Gunter, Josie Weich, Mary Bartoshuk, Letty Balderas and Elves Friends, Amanda and Emily Higginbotham, Brenda Hoots, Phil Pelletier, Emma Kennedy and her babies, Ron and Margie Stephens, The First Baptist Church Group, Pat Beding eld and her Cloggers (Pat was also the Parade chairperson!), Joan and Dave Basquin, FBLA of LaBelle Middle School and Jodie Higginbotham, Debbie White and her Cloggers, Don Munch Jr., First Bank and its Employees, Florida Community Bank girls, LaBelle Professional Building, Family Eye Care, Wesley Hansen, Higginbotham and Soud, Bryan Paul, Southern Gardens Citrus, at the very end of the night there was a mother with several kids who helped us with clean up and we greatly appreciate her and them! Maureen Jordan Chamber Presiden t Christmas in the Park success relies on many volunteer workers Keep the numbers of these locally owned businesses on hand for all of your service and shopping needs. 5 Caloosa Belle December 15, 2011 Submitted photo/ Brenda BarnesHuge thanks to Kiwanis Club of LaBelleThe Kiwanis Key Club of LaBelle would like to say a special thank you to the community for purchasing Christmas trees and Christmas wreaths from them. The trees and wreaths sold out in record time this year. Your support of this program is greatly appreciated. These high school students work really hard each year and this is just one of the many events that they participate in. The Kiwanis Club of LaBelle meets every Tuesday evening at 5:30 p.m. at Beef O’ Brady’s on Hwy. 80. Please join us sometime for dinner to nd out what Kiwanis is all about or contact us if you would like to be a guest speaker at one of our meetings. The Kiwanis Club of LaBelle sponsors the Key Club at LaBelle High School, the Builders Club at West Glades School and the Aktion Club in LaBelle. We help to develop the leaders of our future! Kiwanis is global organization of volunteers dedicated to serving the world one child and one community at a time. Pictured are some of the members from the Kiwanis Key Club of LaBelle and their leader Kiwanian Tracy Nobles. The LaBelle Nature Park, located at the end of Hardee Street and adjacent to the Hendry House, is a hidden gem in the city of LaBelle. The ten-acre park with its nature trails and benches, provides a place to get away and enjoy nature. You can see gopher tortoises, several species of birds and, of course, the magni cent old oak trees that are icons of Hendry County. Each month volunteers from organizations like CRCA/Riverwatch, LaBelle Garden Club and other community groups participate in activities to make this park a place for all to enjoy. Volunteers pick up trash, trim bushes to clear the trails, remove dead palmetto fronds, plant owers at the entrance and remove invasive plants like the potato v ine. Some of our volunteers come all the w ay from the Ft. Myers area to work on these monthly park clean-ups. It is disheartening for the volunteers and friends who love this park to see how people abuse this beautiful site. Beer cans, empty plastic bottles, paper and other trash litter the trails. A trash receptacle used to be onsite but it was stolen. Plant identi cation markers have been defaced or stolen. To make matters worse, volunteers discovered attempts by thieves to steal the park benches on two separate occasions! These benches were obtained by grants or gifts from civic organizations for the enjoyment of LaBelle residents and visitors. This is your park; a place to visit and bring your family and friends. It should be enjoyed and treated with the same respect as you treat the Hendry House. Please get involved by helping us to maintain the LaBelle Nature Park and keep it beautiful for generations to come. Marti Daltry Board member of CRCA/Riverwatch and park volunteer Do your part for the Nature Park

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Hendry County is announced that all its of ces (Board of County Commissioners, Administration, Tax Collector, Property Appraiser, and Supervisor of Elections) will be closed from Monday Dec. 19, through Thursday Dec. 22, 2010 due to an employee furlough. The Clerk and Court Administrative of ce (pre-trial case management, probation, teen court/drug court and juvenile arbitration programs) will maintain regular business hours December 19 through December 22. All County of ces will be closed December 23 and December 26 in observance of the Christmas holiday. All of ces will be open for regular hours on Tuesday, December 27, 2011. All County of ces will be closed on Monday, January 2, 2012 in observance of the New Year holiday. County of ces closing for holidays This Sunday, Dec. 18, Caloosa Baptist will hold its morning service at the LaBelle Rodeo Grounds on Highway 29. The theme for the service will be "Getting Back to the Barn." "This is an annual event we started doing about four years ago," said Dr. Les Morgan, pastor of the church. "Last year, we had more people attend this service than we had at our Easter service! We take people out of the traditional Sunday morning setting and put them in a completely different venue. "Not only do our regular people attend, but they invite their friends who were typically not in church at all, if ever." Those who have attended previous "Getting Back to the Barn" services all seem to have a similar response. "One worshipper said, "It is somewhat of a troubling thing to consider that a baby would be born in a barn. But when I think that that baby was Jesus, God's Holy Son, and that He did that for me, I am deeply humbled." Jim, a volunteer worker at the church, spoke of how the rst "Getting Back to the Barn" service impacted him. "For me, it helped me understand the love of God even more. "When I think that He sent His Son to earth and that He was given birth in a lthy animal stall, it really moved me. Jesus did that for me. That was powerful meaningful, experience." A mother of three children commented on her feelings after attending a "Getting Back to the Barn." Her reaction was the following; "M y children were born in the nest hospital in town. Medical teams were on standb y should an emergency have arisen. My physician was well-schooled and an experienced obstetrician. "The room was sterile, and the staff was prepared for whatever could have occurred. But in the setting where Jesus was born, it was just the opposite. Mary was alone. Joseph had no knowledge of delivering babies. "The only observers of the delivery of the King of Kings were cows, horses, sheep and goats. How awesome is that?" The public is invited to attend the "Getting Back to the Barn" service this Sunda y at 10:30 at the LaBelle Rodeo Grounds. The dress is causal. Please be advised to bring a folding chair for seating. The service will be held in the animal holding section. W orship service at Port LaBelle InnArtie and Dora Carnes are no longer associated with "The Glades RV Resort." They continue to direct "Christian Contender Ministries" and they are beginning a Worship Service at The Port LaBelle Inn each Sunday at 10 a.m. They have moved to LaBelle and will be w orking in this community to establish an Independent Christian Church. Those who are interested in helping with this effort should call Artie at 1-812-821-3037 or Dora at 1-812-821-3038. They had been conducting a worship service at "The Glades" and the attendance grew to over 100 during the heat of the tourist season.Openings at First Baptist preschoolThe First Baptist Preschool of LaBelle has childcare openings in the nursery and toddler programs. They take children in their nursery starting from six weeks. The preschool is a ministry of the First Baptist Church and is located at 330 North Main St., LaBelle. P lease call Tara Sherrod at 675-2171 ext. 105 for more information. Church Briefs Essilor VisiofficeFamily Eye Care proudly offers patients the new Essilor Visioffice System. Visioffice is the newest and most precise instrument for proper fitting of prescription eyewear. It provides individualized fitting measurements that are unique to each patient that allow for better optical performance of your new glasses. Visioffice is used for any patient and any lens type, progressive or single vision lenses. As spectacle optics have become more advanced, the fitting and measurements necessary to get the best performance from these new lenses have become more important. Visioffice ensures that your new prescription glasses have optics that are perfectly aligned to your individual needs. Family Eye Care is the first eye care practice to bring the Visioffice instrument to the Hendry County area. The Essilor Visioffice optical measuring system provides doctors and other eye care professionals with all possible parameters needed for properly fitting spectacle lenses uniquely to each and every patient. These parameters are established prior to the lenses being made and allow for the production of all types of lenses for eyeglasses.1 Essilor of America, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Unless indicated otherwise, all trademarks are the property of Essilor International and/ or its subsidiaries. Visioffice software was developed by the Essilor group, drawing on the expertise of proprietary Activisu measurement technology. The mirror is the property of IVS. Activisu is a trademark of IVS. 6 Caloosa Belle December 15, 2011 Carol E. Gaure, 67LABELLE Carol E. Gaure, age 67, of LaBelle passed away, Dec. 10, 2011, in Lehigh Acres. She was born Oct. 15, 1944, in Okeechobee. Survivors include her daughters, Sarah Jimenez and Judy Graham of LaBelle, Sheila Mace of Palmdale; son, James Mace of Ft. Myers; two brothers, three sisters, eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011, at International Christian Fellowship in LaBelle with Pastor Sammy Co of ciating. Cremation Arrangements by: Akin-Davis Funeral Home-LaBelleRobert Lamb RoperLABELLE Robert Lamb Roper, age 84, of Labelle, died Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011, at home in Labelle Woods. Bob was born May 21, 1927, in Gainesville, Ga. He is the son of the late James Lewis Roper and Lillian Brewer Roper. After WWII, he married his sweetheart, Theresa Mary Sylvia, on March 31, 1947. She preceded him in death on June 21, 2000. He is survived by two daughters, Mary (Craig) Bartoshuk of Labelle, and Patricia (Jim) Grainger of Labelle; one son, Robert Roper (Serena) of Alva; eight grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren; two brothers, James Lewis Roper III of Cornelia, Ga., and Thomas C. Roper of Port Charlotte; and a sister, Elizabeth J. McGrew of Summer eld, N.C. He was preceded in death by one grandson. Dad, Pop-pop, Bob, was a WWII veteran. He was a loving father, grandfather, neighbor and friend. He was generous, hardworking, and a man of integrity. He was greatly loved by his family and very proud of all of them. Arrangements were made by Akin-Davis Funeral Home, Labelle. The services were held at graveside at Fort Denuad Cemetery, at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2011. Contributions may be made to Hope Hospice in Bob's memory.Theodore Wayne Pryor, 51LABELLE Theodore Wayne Pryor, age 51, of LaBelle passed away Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011, in Lehigh Acres. Theodore was born Oct. 2, 1960, in Dane County, Wis. He is the son of the late Theodore Randall and the late Elizabeth (Vaclav) Pryor. He is survived by his one son, Bradley Pryor; one sister, Debbie Fonseca; one brother, Robert R. Pryor (Molly); and grandchildren, Bradley Pryor, Jr., Hailey Pryor, and Alexis Troia. The funeral service was 10 a.m., Sunday, Dec. 4, at Akin-Davis Funeral Home, 560 E. Hickpochee Ave., LaBelle, with Dr. Pat Lucey of ciating. Interment was in Lee Memorial Park Cemetery, Fort Myers. Arrangements by: Akin-Davis Funeral HomeLaBelle. Obituaries Thank you to the town of LaBelle. Thank y ou to all the teachers, coaches and friends. Thank you all for the outpouring of love for A nnie and her service and all the cards before and after. When people ask me about LaBelle, I say y ou can't get there from here and it's a cross between It's a Wonderful Life and Back to the Future. We came here 26 years ago for a future for our kids. It was always about the kids. We did our kids Little Miss Softball and Annie got to see her kindergartners graduate. As I said, it takes a village to raise a child just to let you know what a good job we all did: Chris is Senior Director of Customer Dev elopment for Georgia Paci c and Carey is a nancial analyst for J.M. Toyota Corp. Both have masters in nance and Carey has two Golden Hammer Awards for the homes she built for Habitat for Humanity. Thank you, Mr. McCourt. Carey was the rst girl in shop. They say it takes a village to raise a child and we're all Children of God. I hope you will all still raise me and if you can, please, all of you send $1 to Hope Hospice for Annie. Let's show everyone what LaBelle can do. Let's give hope to Hope: 1201 Wingsway, LeHigh Acres, FL 33936. Thank you, Carl Neely and Chris and Carey Warburton A nnie Warburton: This Village Caloosa Baptist is Getting Back to the Barn'

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by Pat DobbinsThe “Memory Bus” one of the Alzheimer A ssociation’s initiatives and it is a mobile clinic that is open to anyone who is concerned about their memory or that of a family member or friend. The vehicle is an innovative way of bringing the issues of memory loss and dementia to the public and it has travelled county w ide. It is a simple test and takes a few minutes. The idea is to detect the earliest stage of Alzheimer’s. It is not only for seniors but for people of all ages. No appointments are necessary. The memory bus will be available at the following Health Department Locations February 10, 2012 Time: 9:30 a.m.2 p.m. Glades County Health Department 1021 Health Park Drive, Moore Haven, Fl 33471 February 27, 2012 Time: 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Hendry County Health Department 1140 Pratt Blvd, LaBelle, Fl 33935 February 28, 2012 Time: 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Hendry County Health Department 1100 S Olympia Street, Clewiston, Fl 33440 According to the Alzheimer’s Association, 1 in 14 people over the age of 65 has some form of dementia and that number can increase to 1 in 6 for those over the age of 80. Early diagnosis and care for people with dementia, as well as educating those that care for them, is one of the strategic priorities for improving a person’s health and wellbeing. Memory problems can be common as people get older. Tiredness, stress, depression and certain medications can all affect memory. The important thing is for people to seek help if they have any concerns about memory loss. This event will allow people to talk, in con dence, with an expert. For more information, the national number is 1-800272-3900 for Alzheimer’s Association. WINTER SEMESTER 2011-2012LABELLEADULT& COMMUNITYSCHOOL4050 COWBOYWAY• LABELLE, FL 33935 (863) 612-0706Beginning January 4, 2012 thru March 30, 2012 Basic and High School CompletionTuition (Check or Money Order) CourseCourse NumberDaysBegin DateEnd DateTimeResident TuitionNon Resident TuitionTeacherBldg/Rm ABE9900004-211Mon-Fri01/04/1203/30/128:00am-11:00am$30.00$120.00Mr. CrebsPort # 99-121 ABE9900004-212Mon-Fri01/04/1203/30/1212:00pm-3:00pm$30.00$120.00Mr. CrebsPort # 99-121 Ged Prep9900026-211Mon-Fri01/04/1203/30/128:00am-11:00am$30.00$120.00Mr. CrebsPort # 99-121 Ged Prep9900026-212Mon-Fri01/04/1203/30/1212:00pm-3:00pm$30.00$120.00Mr. CrebsPort # 99-121 Night-Time ClassesTuition (Check or Money Order) CourseCourse NumberDaysBegin DateEnd DateTimeResident TuitionNon Resident TuitionTeacherBldg/Rm ABE9900004-213T.B.A.01/09/1203/28/126:00pm-9:00pm$30.00$120.00Ms.JonesLHS-15-012 ABE9900004-214T.B.A.T.B.A.T.B.A.6:00pm-9:00pm$30.00$120.00T.B.A.T.B.A. Ged Prep9900026-213T.B.A.01/09/1203/28/126:00pm-9:00pm$30.00$120.00Ms. JonesLHS-15-012 Ged Prep9900026-214T.B.A.T.B.A.T.B.A.6:00pm-9:00pm$30.00$120.00T.B.A.T.B.A. ESOL9900040-211Tues&Thur01/09/1203/28/126:00pm-9:00pm$30.00$120.00Ms. AlanizLHS-15-012 Continuing Workforce Education ClassesTuition (Check or Money Order) CourseCourse NumberDaysBegin DateEnd DateTimeResident TuitionNon Resident TuitionTeacherBldg/Rm Sub TeacherE91010P-211T.B.A.T.B.A.T.B.A.T.B.A.$95.00$185.00T.B.A.T.B.A. Basic ComputerE91010B-211T.B.A.T.B.A.T.B.A.T.B.A.$95.00$185.00T.B.A.T.B.A. Consersational E91010P-212T.B.A.T.B.A.T.B.A.T.B.A.$95.00$185.00T.B.A.T.B.A. SpanishRegistration fees will be collected at time of enrollment and are non-refundable.Other classes may be offered provided sufficient enrollment. Counseling and tutoring are available. For more information on classes and registration, please call (863) 612-0706 or (863) 674-4118. LABELLE ADULT & COMMUNITY SCHOOL IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY INSTITUTION. WE DO NOT DISCRIMINATE IN REGARD TO RACE, RELIGION, AGE, SEX, NATIONAL ORIGIN OR DISABILITY. 7 Caloosa Belle December 15, 2011 Memory Bus from the A lzheimer’s Association coming to our area Patricia Dobbins Mr. and Mrs. Pedro C. Pereiro Sr. and family along with Christ Central LaBelle family would like to announce the graduation of Pvt. First Class Pedro C Pereiro Jr., from United States Marine Corps Platoon 2099. Pvt. First Class Pererio, son of Pedro and Rosalia Pereiro Sr., recently completed basic training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, SC, on December 2, 2011. Pvt. First Class Pereiro successfully completed 12 weeks of training designed to challenge new Marine recruits both physically and mentally. Pvt. First Class Pereiro and his fellow recruits began their training each day at 5 a.m. by running three miles and performing calisthenics. In addition to the physical conditioning program, Pvt. First Class Pereiro spent numerous hours in classroom and eld assignments, which included learning rst aid, uniform regulations, combat water survival, marksmanship, hand-to-hand combat and assorted weapons training. They performed close order drill and operated as a small infantry unit during eld training. Pvt. First Class Pereiro also received instructions on the Marine Corps’ core values honor, courage and commitment, and what the words mean in guiding personal and professional conduct. Pvt. First Class Pereiro and fellow recruits ended the training phase with the Crucible, a 54-hour team effort and problem solving evolution. After graduation from Parris Island, he will continue with MCT basic training for six weeks of combat training. He will begin additional training in Missouri for six months to complete job training. Pvt. First Class Pereiro is a 2011 graduate of LaBelle High School. The family and friends would ask that you continue to agree with them in prayer for Pvt. First Class Pereiro and support him as he not only represents his family but the community of LaBelle also. Pvt. First Class Pereiro, your friends and family wish you to know that they love you and are so proud of you. They pray you keep pursuing your dreams and hope you remember Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” They hope that, as always, you remember to seek rst His kingdom and everything else will fall into place. They love and support you completely and thank you for giving yourself for our country. Pereiro graduates from Marine Corps at Parris Island Pedro C. Pereiro Jr. Air Force Airman Xavier Y. Gaure graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. He will be on leave at home Dec. 21-Jan. 1, before beginning a tour in Korea. The airman completed an intensive, eightweek program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical tness and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. Gaure is the son of Laura McNichols of Cherry Lane, He is a 2010 graduate of LaBelle High School. Gaure graduates from Air Force basic training Xavier Y. Gaure

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Calosoa Belle/ Patty BrantFrom left: Carey Soud, Geri Yoraschek, Mike Boyle and Miller Couse gather for some congenial conversation at the Dec. 8 Chamber of Commerce social hosted by the First Bank of Clewiston-LaBelle. V isit live Nativity sceneTake time from your busy schedule and bring your loved ones to enjoy the live nativity drive-thru at Life Ministries Church at 725 West Hwy-80 in LaBelle. The presentation this year will tell “Why Jesus was Born.” Come and experience the true meaning of Christmas. The presentation will be three nights: December 14, 15 and 16 from 6-9 p.m. The event is free!Christmas with Mr. and Mrs. ClausMr. and Mrs. Santa Claus will be at VFW Post 10100 Friday, Dec. 23, at 5 p.m. Free hot dogs and soda for children under 12. Get a photo of Santa and the kids for $1.Fiesta NavidadLa Iglesia El Faro en la 431 Bryan Ave. en LaBelle, le invita a ti y a tu familia a celebrar Navidad temprano con nosotros el domingo 18 de diciembre a las 11 a.m. Tendremos un bounce house y comida para todos. Vengan a celebrar con nosotros. Los esperamos!Christmas PartyEl Faro church on 431 Bryan Ave. in LaBelle invite you and your family to celebrate Christmas early with us on Sunday, Dec. 18, at 11 a.m. We will have a bounce house and food for everyone. Come and celebrate with us.Down from His GloryDown from His Glory the Story of Christmas will be presented by the combined choirs of Caloosa Baptist and Eastside Baptist Churches. This musical worship experience created and arranged by Mike Speck, explores why God took the journey from heaven to become one of us, why diety put on the robe of humanity. This is the real story of Christmas . why He came. You are invited to join us at 6 p.m. Dec. 18 at Caloosa Baptist. For more information please call Val at 675-4673.Christmas Cheer toy collectionIf you would like to donate, please drop off any new, unwrapped toy (for children age 18 and under) to The Salvation Army LaBelle Service Center, 180 N. Main Street (863) 674-1441. Thank you for the support of this program! We appreciate your help! Gregory “Billy” S. RappGregory “Billy S. Rapp is in the hospital in Titusville, Florida on life support. His condition does not look good. Please pray for him and his family. He is in Parrish Medical in Titusville. Get T-Mobile service for $6.49 a monthT-Mobile keeps you connected affordably. Limited-timeoffer;subjecttochange.Taxesandfeesadditional;otherfeesmayapply.Domesticonly. GeneralTerms: Activationonaqualifyingrateplan,$35perlineactivationfeeandone-yearagreementrequired; earlycancellationfeemayapply.Overageextra;partialminutesroundedup. NightsandWeekends: WeekendsaremidnightFridaytomidnightSunday,andnightsare9:00p.m.to6:59a.m.Monday…Friday,basedupon starttimeofcall.Timeofcallusuallybasedonlocationofequipmenttransmittingcall;iflocationisnotavailable,timeofcallbasedontimezonea ssociatedwithyourphonenumber. Coverage: Coveragenotavailable everywhere. AbnormalUsage: Servicemaybelimitedorterminatedformisuse,abnormalusageorsigni“cantroaming.Seebrochuresand TermsandConditions(includingarbitrationprovision) atwww.T-Mobile.com foradditionalinformationregardingT-Mobileserviceandproducts.2011T-MobileUSA,Inc. 8 Caloosa Belle December 15, 2011 CHRISTMAS IN LABELLE Calosoa Belle/ Patty BrantChamber SocialThursday, Dec. 8, the First Bank of Clewiston hosted a LaBelle Chamber of Commerce social, providing a great place for local folks to get together and cement business and personal relationships. At the well-laden table, Geri Yoraschak and Commissioner Tris Chapman prepare to partake of some of the terri c fare.

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Introducing low interest rates on every sort of loan At Seacoast National Bank, theres nothing we enjoy more than helping our friends and neighbors realize their dreams. Now that interest rates are historically low, our spirits have never been higher. Thats why we are happy to offer a wide range of loans that can help make your life a little easier. Stop by to discuss a loan thats right for you. Our local decision makers are the difference... TO YOUR IDEAS MADE POSSIBLE Maureen Jordan branch manager Jesus Castorena assistant branch manager TO A MORE HUMAN WAY TO BANK SeacoastNational.com 17 N. Lee St. 863.675.2300 9 Caloosa Belle December 15, 2011 LaBelle Heritage Museum volunteers will w elcome holiday visitors to the historic Captain F. A. Hendry House at the west end of Fraser Street on Monday, Dec. 19, Tuesday, Dec. 20, and Thursday, Dec. 22, from 6 to 8 o’clock in the evening. The house was the last LaBelle area residence of Captain Hendry and his wife Ardeline Ross Lanier Hendry prior to failing health necessitating a move to their Fort Myers home, where both died in 1917. The Fraser Street home, built for the Hendrys by B. F. Magill in 1914, is the only remaining physical link to Francis Asbury Hendry’s 50-odd years in the Upper Caloosahatchee Valley where he named a small settlement in the late 1880s in honor of two of his six daughters, Laura Jane and Carrie Belle. Laura married Charles Waddy Thompson, and several of their Thompson, Williams and Taylor descendants live and work in the LaBelle/Felda area. Belle married Edward L. Evans, and a number of their Evans and Alderman descendants continue to live in the Fort Myers area. Hendry’s sprawling Fort Thompson ranch house and his rst LaBelle house built in 1902 after the sale of his Fort Thompson holdings to E. E. Goodno, are a fading memory to all but a handful of longtime LaBelle residents. The best driving directions to the Hendry House for those not familiar with its location is to turn north from Hickpochee Avenue (State Road 80) at the Log Cabin Barbecue onto Hardee Street, proceed two blocks until Hardee dead-ends at Fraser Street, then turn left onto Fraser. The entrance to the Captain F. A. Hendry House is a short block west at the end of Fraser Street. There is no admission charge to the Hendry House during this special holiday open house; however, all donations to LaBelle Heritage Museum will be appreciated. Heritage museum to w elcome holiday visitors to Hendry House Submitted photoNew GraduateEdison State College Fall Graduation was Friday, Dec. 9, at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall in Fort Myers. Brenda Barnes received a B.S. in Business Management & Supervision. She graduated with honors Magna Cum-Laude and was also inducted into the Sigma Beta Delta (International Business Honor Society). Membership in Sigma Beta Delta is the highest national recognition a business student can receive at a college or university with a Sigma Beta Delta chapter. To be eligible for membership, a business student must rank in the upper 20 percent of the junior, senior or master’s class and be invited to membership by the faculty of cers. Sigma Beta Delta was established to honor students who have attained superior records in business programs in schools and colleges with regional accreditation. by Pudge LehmanMy friend Flo McGarrah told me to sprinkle ammonia over your garbage bags and can lid to keep critters from spreading it all over the yard. If your cake sticks to the pan after it cools either put it on a warm burner for a few minutes or aim your hair dryer (on hot) on the bottom of the pan. Before potting a plant place a used tea bag over the drainage hole. When you get older you become more confused every day but does our everyday language have to make it worse? Why does “slow down” and “slow up” mean the same thing ... or “slim chance” and “fat chance” ... or Why do tug boats push their barges? And why do we drive on a parkway and park on a driveway? Sayin’ of the week: Giving money and power to the government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys. W itch’s Brew

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Off Brake Work WELCOME BACK NORTHERN FRIENDSWe do computerized wheel alignments € We now sell tires!Randys Garage, Inc.€ 863-675-1032 € 737 S. Bridge St. € LaBelle$10Of fA/C Work $3OffOil Chan g e$10Off Brake Work 10 Caloosa Belle December 15, 2011 by Jordan OdafferLHS Head Football Coach The South all stars defeated the Central all stars 17-13 at Fireman’s Field in Sebring. LaBelle High School had two coaches and three players participating in the game and they nished this portion of their season with a win. Defensively Delendio Watson made a crucial interception, which he returned for a long touchdown midway through the second quarter. However, a penalty during the return nulli ed the score. Watson did, however, ip the eld for the South, which led to David Antunez scoring a eld goal to put the South on top 3-0. Antunez added two extra points for a total of 5 points on the night and Watson and Noel Gutierrez contributed in a strong defensive effort that kept the Central team’s offense off of the score board until the fourth quarter. The South team forced 7 turnovers, including 5 crucial redzone turnovers. The South offense nally got into gear with 3 minutes left in the game after the Central team took its rst lead of the game 13-10. The South scored with a quarterbac k sneak to take the lead 17-13 and Linebacker Robert Kubond (2 interceptions and 1 touchdown) from Port Charlotte sealed the game and his MVP award with his second interception. LaBelle Coaches Jordan Odaffer and Kenneth Strong worked with the South Team’s defense. Please don’t forget to support David Antunez and Delendio Watson in the Palm Beach County vs Treasure Coast All Star Game on January 14 at Leonard High School in Green acres. GO COWBOYS! South defeats Central 17-13 in All Star game The Florida Southern College Moccasins have signed LaBelle High School standout Kendall Marotti during the NCAA’s early signing period. She’ll join the Moccasins for the 2012 season and follows the path of both parents, who are Florida Southern graduates. Her father, Lew, played baseball at FSC from 1985-87 and her mother, Haili (Wurtz), played volleyball at FSC from 1983-85. Marotti, a 5-10 setter, has been team captain at LaBelle for three seasons and led her team to the regional semi nals this season. She set LaBelle’s single-season records for aces (81), digs (294) and assists (708) this year and nished her career as the school’s career record holder for aces (234) and assists (2253). She was named the District 18 4A Player of the Year and earned all-state recognition from the Florida Athletic Coaches Association. She ranks in the top ve percent of her class academically. She also has played three seasons for the Ft. Myers Fusion Junior Olympic Club Team. “We are thrilled to add Kendall to our team for next year,” said Moccasin head coach Jill Stephens. “She is a wonderful athlete with a great competitive spirit and comes from a family that knows the true meaning of being a Florida Southern Moccasin.” Volleyball standout Marotti signs with FSC Submitted photo/ Tracy BoonePet of the WeekPlease come to the Caloosa Humane Society and visit with sweet Annie! CHS is offering Dog Gone Good Christmas Specials! Santa Paws is offering Home for the ‘Howl”idays, adopt a dog or puppy for $25. Annie is a blackmouth cur dog and is about 3 years old. She is spayed and ready to go to her forever home, with a super sweet personality and would be a delightful addition to any home. With an approved adoption application, you can take Annie home with the following additions covered: Spayed, Rabies (4 months old), DHPPC, Heartworm Test, Fecal Test, Heartworm Prevention, Deworming, Flea/Tick Prevention and a Microchip. Anyone interested in Annie 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 Web site at www.caloosahumanesociety.org for more information. Submitted photoThe LHS Cowboys, Delencio Watson, David Antunez and Noel Gutierrez, did themselves and their school proud in the recent South Central All Star football game. The young men are pictured with LHS Head Coach Jordan Odaffer and Coach Kenneth Strong. Lenel Jones was also selected, but was unable to attend. On Jan. 14, Cowboys David Antunez and Delendio Watson will represent LaBelle in the Palm Beach County vs Treasure Coast game.

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11 Caloosa Belle December 15, 2011 Submitted photo/ Amanda NisbetSpecial visitorKids at Country Oaks Elementary School had a special visitor Nov. 18 when Ronald McDonald stopped by. Here he is with Mrs. Debbie Nickles. Caloosa Belle/ Dale ConyersThis Daisy Troop was all smiles while marching in the LaBelle Christmas Parade Dec. 2. The event kicks off Christmas in the Park and the holidays in LaBelle. Caloosa Belle/ Dale ConyersSanta, of course, had one of the best seats in the Christmas parade!

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Merry Christmas and a Happy New YearFrom all of us at the Caloosa BelleWe would like to thank you for all your support thoughtout the year, and look forward to serving you in the New Year. Wed also like to let you know we will be CL OSED Mon., December 26, 2011 & Mon., January, 2, 2012 This means all advertising will need to be to us by: Fri., December 23 at 3 pm for the 12/29/11 issue and Fri., December 30 at 3 pm for the 01/05/12 issue Thank you again, Patty, Barbara and Dale AQUA ISLES … 3/2 GORGEOUS SETTING ECONOMICAL LIVING Directly On The RiverŽ $ $ 7 5 0 0 0 … o r B e s t O f f e r Seller Financing Avail. Internet Video: www. tourfactory.com/585634 Must Sell By Owner 239/564-2005 or 239/5642002 or e-mail Paul@PaulRoser.com 12 Caloosa Belle December 15, 2011 Submitted photos/ Suzy SmithFront row: Yesenia Perez, Madison Murrah, Daniel Rosado, Jasmyn Rayo, Alma Herrera; Row 2: Abigail Mondragon, Brandon Schaeffer, Alexander HernandezMarquez, Evan Martin, Yurit Santos, Sandra Ramos; Row 3: Caren Gonzalez, Damaris Gomez, Gavin Howard, Fortino Hernandez, Dawson Jedrykowski, Aldrin Villar-Aviles. Submitted photos/ Suzy SmithSafety Patrol of the Month Jennifer Jimenez. Submitted photos/ Suzy SmithFront 1: Brianna Escobedo, Elias Juarez, Yesenia Medina; Row 2: Jorge Velasco, Jorge Menjibar, Juan Briceno, Jimmy Perez, Maricela Dominguez; Row 3: Maria Reyes, Miguel Chairez, Areli Raya, Trace Burchard, Alexia Figueroa, Leyton Spencer. LES November Students of the Month Country Oaks Elementary School Scholars’ Club collected over 530 cans of food during it’s annual Thanksgiving Can Drive. Classes competed against each other to win the honor (and cupcakes), for the most food collected. Mrs. Stitt’s class came in rst place with 131 cans of food collected, Mrs. Chapman’s took second place with 70 cans and in third place was Mrs. Podkowka’s class with 51 cans collected. Cans were also collected at COE’s Turkey Bingo night. For every can donated, students received a raf e ticket to win a turkey. All donations were given to LaBelle’s Salvation Army. Thank you to all who donated cans to help feed LaBelle and thank you to the 5th grade Scholars’ Club students for your hard work. COES has successful food drive Sit! Stay! Heel!Thanks to such a positive response, Caloosa Humane Society is offering another six-week dog training program! Classes are on Mondays from 6:30-7:30 p.m. for $100. We will offer basic obedience skills like sit, stay, heal, no jumping, etc. Advanced classes will be offered to the graduates of the Basic Training Classes. There will be separate classes for puppies and adult dogs. Proof o f rabies (dogs over four months) and DHPPC vaccination are required to be in the program. Necessary vaccinations are offered at the shelter and can be done prior to the class for only $20 for both. Call (863)675-0997 to book your spot and get complete details. Community Brief

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ALSO AVAILABLE FHA, USDA, CONVENTIONAL, REVERSE MORTGAGES, ON-SITE LOAN PROCESSING, A HAPPY, SMILING LOAN OFFICER WHO WANTS YOU AS A CLIENT, CLASSIFIED AS THE "ENERGIZER" LOAN OFFICER--YOU KNOW, SHE NEVER GIVES UP REVERSE MORTGAGE OPTION CAN HELP YOU OBTAIN NEEDED CASH TO: J J o D y e s s Loan Officer, NMLS #335615 Cell 863-673-8862 Email: jdyess@mainstreetfin.com 4 4 0 A C with custom home and d/w mobile. Muse, adjoining Babcock Ranch. C H A R M I N G “ T R E E ” H O U S E in Double J Acres on 1 ac. $ 9 5 0 0 0 4 4 A C S in Double J Acres with mobile $ 6 0 0 0 0 2 6 6 7 A C S O U T H $ 3 8 0 0 P E R A C R E fenced, improved pasture. Seller Financing 1 0 3 A C S $ 3 5 0 0 per ac., will divide. P O S S I B L E S E L L E R F I N A N C I N GC O M M E R C I A L B U I L D I N G on SR 80W: (C-2), 5750 sq. ft., on 1.09 ac. Great building with offices, warehouse/storage, a/c, fenced. $ 3 4 5 0 0 0 B R I N G O F F E R S R E D U C E D I N C O M E P R O D U C I N G : 131 AC Orange Grove, will divide $ 5 0 0 0 P E R A C R E 2 0 A C R E S Adjoining Babcock Ranch in Muse. $ 7 9 0 0 0 2 0 A C D / W barn, pasture and wooded $ 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 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! This 4BR/3BA home offers beautiful garden views and lots of space! The newly renovated kitchen is both breathtaking and perfect for a large family and/or entertaining. $99,999 Riverside Real Estate45 South Riverview Street LaBelle, FL 33935863-675-2718 S SEHA B L AES P A O L€ Marilyn Sears … Lic. Real Estate Broker Great Investment! This 3Br/2Ba Home is priced to sell at $ $ 3 0 0 0 0 Needs TLC! Residential Home w/Commercial Zoningƒ fronting on Hwy 29 $ 4 7 0 0 0 2Br/2Ba Beautifully maintained condo plus available dock space for lease. $ 6 4 0 0 0 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 $ 2 9 9 0 0 0 R E D U C E D 3/2 Riverfront pool home near park, boat ramp & town. All appliances included $ 1 4 9 0 0 0 2/2 on 1 acre/ lots of fruit trees +3 car detached garage. Great neighborhood $ 6 7 5 0 0 R E D U C E D 3/2 Fisherman's paradise in protected harbor, river access. oaks, fenced, gated REDUCED REDUCEDSOLDHOMES € Corporate owned! 3/3 riverfront home situated on .52+/acre. Features 2.759+/sq. ft of living area, den/office off the master bedroom, beautiful wood flooring and separate outbuilding/workshop. $240,000. € Truly a gem! 1997 3/2 CBS home located in one of LaBelles most desirable neighborhoods. Open floor plan, vaulted ceilings, in ground pool w/screen. $165,500. € Custom built 2008 3/2 on 1+/acre located near schools and shopping. Move in ready condition. $124,000. € Corporate owned 5 BD/3.5Ba located in the City of LaBelle. Close to schools and shopping. $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.€ 3/2 on 2.36+/acres outside of LaBelle. A little TLC will bring it a long way. $80,000.€ Coporate owned! 2/2 CBS home located in the city of LaBelle. Features a 2 car garage, screen porch and fenced back yard. Situated on corner lot. $79,900. € Bank owned! 3/2.5 2 story home located in LaBelle. Close to schools & shopping. Oversized lot, 24x48 pole barn, and much more. $70,000. € Investors! two rentals on .76+/of an acre. Located in LaBelle. Property includes 1 manufactured home and 1 small frame home. $60,000. € Nice 4/2 CBS home on .23+/acres in Lehigh Acres. Spacy kitchen and bedrooms. Located near SR 82. $58,900. € In LaBelle 3/2 located near schools and shopping. $52,000. € 3/2 in Immokalee. Needs a little TLC. $40,000. € Great investment potential! 1BR/1B home on a corner lot. Homes needs some workƒ but is priced to sell. $6,000. 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!!! M A N U F A C T U R E D H O M E S $ 2 8 0 0 0 Mobile home, needs TLC. 3/2 on 1 ac. $ 4 0 0 0 0 Single wide on 5 acres horse stalls/bazrn. Completely fenced and two round pens. $ 5 9 9 0 0 R E D U C E D 3/2 MH on 2.44 ac. with work shop. $ 6 9 9 0 0 3/2 in Moore Haven Yacht Club 1200 Sq Ft. $ 8 5 0 0 0 3/2 MH on 5 ac. in Muse w/deck &detached garage. $ 1 8 4 9 0 0 Spectacular custom manufactured home on the water with river/lake access in Moore Haven. H O M E S $ 5 9 0 0 0 3/2 CBS in town, fresh paint, new carpet & flooring. Quick response! $ 7 4 9 0 0 Adorable furnised unit in the Villas @ Port LaBelle. $ 7 9 5 0 0 Location is prime. 2/2 with 2 car garage, fenced yard. $ 7 9 9 0 0 Seller financing. 3BD/2BA, freshly painted. Granite countertops and tile flooring. Quick response. $ 9 4 5 0 0 Bank owned 3/2, huge oak filled lot with mother-in-law apartment. $ 1 3 2 5 0 0 Clewiston home, 4/2 w/new in-ground pool, wood flooring &more. E X E C U T I V E H O M E S $ 1 6 5 0 0 0 2BR/2BA pool home w/fantastic riverviews. Attached workshop. $ 2 2 5 0 0 0 Superior two story, recently remodeled, wood floors, kitchen & baths redone in 2010 on 2.5 acs. Boat docks premitted. Ranchettes S/D. $ 2 8 7 5 0 0 Historical home built in the 1920’s in the heart of LaBelle on 1 ac. 6BR/2BA $ 3 4 5 0 0 0 Exquisite 3BD/2BA river home. Features beautiful fireplace, pool, spa and kiddie pool. Dock included. $ 3 9 9 0 0 0 Beautiful Riverbend Estates home with long range riverviews. Very unique layout. Club ammenities. Boat dock included. $ 4 9 5 0 0 0 Alva Horse Ranch, 3/2.5 BA, horse barn &workshop. On 9 acres. 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 TERRIBANKYLIC. REALESTATEBROKERASSOCIATES:SHARYWECKWERTH, STEPHANIEWEATHERFORD, SANDRAALEXANDER, LISAANDREWS, ROXIECISNEROS& STACYSTEVENS C H E C K O U T O U R W A T E R F R O N T H O M E S O N L I N E 13 Caloosa Belle December 15, 2011 Step Up for StudentsStep Up For Students Scholarship will soon end their applications for the 2011-2012 school year. Januar y 15, 2012, marks the last of cial day new and renewal families will have access to the online application for the 2011-12 school year. If you are considering placing your child in a private school, please, apply as soon as possible. Step Up For Students Scholarship is based on nancial need. International Christian Academy of LaBelle (K-12th) accepts the Step Up For Students scholarships (www.stepupforstudents.org) and the McKa y scholarship (www. oridaschoolchoice.org). Step Up For Students plan to begin accepting renewal applications for the 2012-13 school year in early February 2012. For more information please, call Tracy Co at (863) 675-4227 or (863) 675-1112. School Briefs Submitted photo/ Patricia DeasNew Bethel princessThe community gathered at New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church recently and crowned a new princess. Pictured from top row from left: Queen Raenisha Johnson, Pastor Alonzo C. McKenzie, Evelyn Baxter, Dorothy Johnson. Front row: Contestant for princess Ciara Williams, and the winner, Princess Tra’maria Johnson.

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For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Important Information: Please read your ad carefully the first day it appears. In case of an inadvertent error, please notify us prior to the deadline listed. We will not be responsible for more than 1 incorrect insertion, or for more than the extent of the ad rendered valueless by such errors. Advertiser assumes responsibility for all statements, names and content of an ad, and assumes responsibility for any claims against Independent Newsmedia Inc. USA. All advertising is subject to publisher’s approval. The publisher reserves the right to accept or reject any or all copy, and to insert above the copy the word “advertisement”. All ads accepted are subject to credit approval. All ads must conform to Independent Newsmedia Inc. USA style and are restricted to their proper classifications. Some classified categories require advance payment. These classifications are denoted with an asterisk *. Garage/ Yard SalesLABELLE 297 Ford Ave. 12/16, 12/17, & 12/18. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Xmas lights, HH items, books, shelves & much more! LABELLE 5525 County Road 78, Saturday December 17, 2011, 8:00?. LARGE MULTI FAMILY YARD SALE: furniture(living-room), entertainment centers, and more. Clothes, nick knacks and so much more....Come and check it out and leave with a bargain.. Look for the signs...Follow the signs on highway 80 or highway 78 to the yard sale you don’t want to miss. Your next job could be in todays classifieds. Did you look for it? Garage/ Yard SalesMulti-Family Yard Sale Saturday, Dec 17 7am to Noon 450 Old CR 78 LaBelle across from city boat dock Furniture, Antiques, Clothes, Treasures PORT LABELLE Sat. Dec 17th, 8am-3pm, 4015 Bishops Circle. Washer, Dryer (like new), Table & Chairs, Baby clothes, Girls bike, misc. Yard Sale Sat 12/17, Sun 12/18, 8am-1pm 385 Case Road Kids clothes, western attire, bling purses, western home decor, entertainment center, horse tack, child saddles, 4-wheeler tires, reg tires, TV, arts/crafts Prices are set! For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Employment Full TimeQuality Control Inspector Experienced in materials and equipment used in construction and maintenance in a variety of facilities. Must be able to communicate and provide written reports clearly, computer skills a plus. Send resume to R & D Maintenance Services Inc 475 Ridgelawn Road, Clewiston, FL 33440 Must be able to pass a drivers license check and employment drug screen. EEO employer Now Hiring Are you a talented Barber seeking employment? Contact Lorie 239-634-9828 Murphy’s Beauty & Barber 509 Main St, Immokalee Employment Full TimeThe South Florida Water Management District is a regional governmental agency that oversees the water resources in the southern half of the state, covering 16 counties from Orlando to the Florida Keys and serving a population of 7.5 million residents. We currently have an opening at our Clewiston Field Station location:FLEET TECHNICIANIncumbent performs a wide range of services to diagnose and repair District eet units including cars, trucks, diesel engines, and small and heavy equipment. May give technical guidance and assistance to other service team members. High School Diploma or GED is required and 4+ years experience servicing, diagnosing and repairing cars, trucks, diesel engines, and equipment. Licenses: Valid State of Florida Class B Commercial Driver’s License (CDL). May be required to have a valid Class A if operating Class A equipment. Ability to obtain certi cation in overhead crane, forklift operations, First Aid and CPR. Maintain a total of four (4) valid ASE certi cations between the following two (2) specialties: Automotive: Engine Repair, Automatic transmission/transaxle, manual drive train and axle, suspension and steering, brakes, electrical/electronic system, heating & air conditioning, engine performance. Medium/Heavy Truck: Gasoline engine, diesel engine, drive train, brakes, suspension and steering,electrical/electronic system, heating & air conditioning, preventative maintenance inspection. Class A Commercial Driver License is required as position will be required to road test Class A equipment. THIS POSITION IS SUBJECT TO RANDOM MANDATORY DRUG/ALCOHOL TESTING. Please visit our website at www.sfwmd.gov. The South Florida Water Management District is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment Full TimeHelp Wanted in Honey Bee business. Part time or full time. Starting $8.00 an hour. Must have transportation. Call 675-1566 from 8am to 6pm Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! Employment Full Time 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. For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Lawn ServiceGonzalez Lawn Service, LLC: Complete lawn care; pressure cleaning; tree trimming; and general repair. Lic & Insured. Call today for your free estimate! (863)673-1166 or (863)675-1166 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com BicyclesRoad legal Stinger gasoline motor bicycle with side baskets $225. LaBelle 863-675-0229 CollectiblesLions Club Pins 50 year collection 125+ from World wide $250 Call 863-675-0556 Office Supplies/ EquipmentOf ce desk L shaped computer/business desk, like new, excellent condition. $140.00/or best offer. (863)835-0692 or (239)770-0248 Pets/SuppliesAdorable Nice xmas present. Pure bred Jack Russell puppy 12 weeks old $150. 863-675-2844 Japanese chin, Toy Fox terrier. Half price, both AKC registered. Will keep till after Christmas pick-up 863-675-1571 Tools2.5 Hp Craftsman 6 1/8” Joiner/planer. 2hp Craftsman router 1/4” and 1/2” bits, 5000lb capacity pallet jack, almost new. Multiple ladders, all sizes. RTR Go Karts. Call for prices 863-675-4272 863-6730430 863-234-1359 Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. For more listings, go to www.newszap.com HorsesHorseback Riding Enjoy horseback riding in Palmdale, $25 an hr per person, group rates available, taking reservations now. (863)673-7280 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com 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 Equal Housing Opportunity The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž 14 Caloosa Belle December 15, 2011 READING A NEWSPAPER MAKES YOU A MORE INFORMED AND INTERESTING PERSON. No wonder newspaper readers are more popular! 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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Florida Bids, 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 2278 2007 1214334-010000U0120 James Sykes Lot 15, Block U, Harlen Addition No. 3, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 7, 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 January, 2012 which is the 12th day of January, 2012 Dated this 30th day of November, 2011 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 404371 CN 12/8,15,22,29/2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Jolene Funding, 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 3619 2008 4104329-03020990020 Open Space Land, LLC Lot 2, Block 2099, Port LaBelle Unit 3, a subdivision according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 73, 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 January, 2012 which is the 12th day of January, 2012 Dated this 30th day of November, 2011 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 404391 CN 12/8,15,22,29/2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Jolene Funding, 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 3542 2008 4104329-02020800140 Judy G. Hunnel Lot 14, Block 2080, Port LaBelle Unit 2, a subdivision according to the plat thereof Recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 60, 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 January, 2012 which is the 12th day of January, 2012 Dated this 30th day of November, 2011 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 404369 CN 12/8,15,22,29/2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Jolene Funding, 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 3617 2008 4104329-03020980170 Robert Goldberg Lot 17, Block 2098, Port LaBelle Unit 3, a subdivision according to the plat thereof Recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 73, 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 January, 2012 which is the 12th day of January, 2012 Dated this 30th day of November, 2011 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 404386 CN 12/8,15,22,29/2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Jolene Funding, 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 3577 2008 4104329-030000L0020 Odilance Silien Tract L2, Block 2102, Port LaBelle, Unit 3, a subdivision according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 73, 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 January, 2012 which is the 12th day of January, 2012 Dated this 30th day of November, 2011 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 404379 CN 12/8,15,22,29/2011 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 1407 2007 1224432-01000700040 Zo Do LLC & Janet Ames Scharf Lot 4, Block 70, 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 January, 2012 which is the 12th day of January, 2012 Dated this 30th day of November, 2011 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 404349 CN 12/8,15,22,29/2011 REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS FOR CONSTRUCTION ADMINISTRATION AND QA TESTING SERVICES ASSOCIATED WITH WEST COWBOY WAY FROM AMANDA STREET TO WALLEN STREET AND FROM CARLYLE STREET TO SR 29 IN HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA FM# 428104-1 RFQ. No: 2012-08 OPENING DATE: JANUARY 19, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. Hendry County is seeking engineering rms interested in providing professional services in connection with the construction of a sidewalk on West Cowboy Way from Amanda Street to Wallen Street and from Carlyle Street to SR 29. Firms submitting must have expertise in construction administration, quality assurance testing, and any other requirements that FDOT may impose in the LAP Agreement. Proposers shall have all services available in-house or may propose multiple rms which have joined together to provide the various required disciplinary services in order to offer a complete submission. Individuals and rms properly registered in the State of Florida are encouraged to submit their quali cations for consideration. All submittals (see Part IV, Submission Requirements) received in response to this RFQ will be reviewed by a County Evaluation Committee. In order to be considered, submittals must be received by the Board of County Commissioners at the C. E. Hall Building (Clerk’s Of ce) in the Hendry County Courthouse Complex, 25 E. Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida by 2:00 p.m. on January 19, 2012, at which time all responses to this request will be recorded in the presence of one or more witnesses. A copy of the Instructions and RFQ Documents can be obtained from the Hendry County Purchasing Of ce, located at 640 S. Main St., LaBelle, FL 33935 (for pick up), Post Of ce Box 2340, LaBelle, FL 33975 (mailing address) or by calling (863) 675-5220. Instructions and RFQ documents will be emailed upon request; however, Hendry County will not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of documents sent via email. The solicitation does not commit Hendry County to award any contracts, to pay any costs incurred in the preparation of a response to this RFQ, or to contract for any services. The County reserves the right to reject any or all submittals received as a result of this solicitation, or to cancel in part or in its entirety this RFQ, if it is in the best interest of the County to do so. Hendry County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and actively seeks Minority and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise participation. Tristan Chapman, Chairman Board of County Commissioners 405351 CB/CN 12/15,22,29/2011 1/5/2012 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 FREE GIFT FOR EVERY NEW RESIDENT! Here’s the keys to your new home! Aqui estan las llaves de su nueva casa! REGALO PARA CADA RESIDENTE NUEVOMIRA 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 Houses RentFor Rent 3/2 with great room on 2 1/2 acres, fenced pasture with barn. 210 Evans Rd. Call 675-5737 LABELLE 2BR 1 BA, garage, fenced in yard. Ready for occupancy $600/mo. plus security Call 863-634-2975 LABELLE 2BR, 2BA in city limits on large lot, in-gound pool, & shed. $595/month. Call (863) 675-0104 LaBelle 3BR, 1.5BA, Washer/Dryer, Refrigerator & Stove. C/Air. Alarm. No pets. $675 mo. + last months rent. Sect 8 okay. Call 239-784-7909. LABELLE 3br /2ba, wood oors, new carpet, gar., fenced yard, Ready for occupancy, $800 mo. + sec. 863-634-2975. LABELLE River front, 4br, 2ba, of ce, 2 car garage, on 3 acres. Eatin-kitchen, Great room, screened lanai, large covered boat dock, $1200/mo. 1st/sec dep. (801)664-9530 Apartments Houses RentPORT LABELLE 2 br./2 ba. Large screened Lanai. Tile, no pets. $650 mo. $650 sec. Margaret Barber Real Estate. 863-675-5968 or 863-221-2944. PORT LABELLE 3BR 2BA, 4089 S. Edgewater Circle. Large fenced yard, all hard oors. $850mth. 239-573-9651 PORT LABELLE New section. Large, new 3BR, 2BA, 2 car garage, 3069 NE Beechwood Circle. $850/mo. 1st, last & sec.. 954-873-3322 Port Labelle Palomar Circle, 2BR 2BA. Large oaks and inside laundry room. $600/mo. + $400 sec. dep. Must have ref. (863)517-0188. PORT LABELLE3br, 2ba, near middle school (Tide Circle), single car garage, must have ref’s. $750/mo $500 sec. (863)517-0188 RIVER HOME, off Hwy 80, 2BR 3BA, 2 car garage, Florida room, large corner lot. Walking distance to the golf course. $900/mo. (970)708-9993 & (970)728-8011. 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 LABELLE 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 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Houses Sale ~ 20 ACRE ~Wooded Estate 4BR/4BA 2800 sq.ft. Home.(6 miles from downtown LaBelle).Built in 2004. Paved road. Large porch. 2 Ponds. Must see!IDEAL FOR...Homestead. Corporate retreat. Family/Extended Family 2nd home. Shared partnership w/friends, neighbors, business associates. Short sale approved for $295,000. Owner nancing possible.Phone owner 863-673-5071 Ask for Tom For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Mobile Home Rent2/2 Mobile home on 1/2 acre. SR 29 S. $550 per month. Linda Davis Lic. Broker/Owner Sweetwater Land Co. LLC 863-517-1153 Nice 3/2 mobile home for rent in Muse (863) 675-0484. Mobile HomeSaleCowboy Way3br, 2 bath doublewide only $39,900 with $4,500 down. Owner nancing Call 863-673-4325 Mobile HomeSale3BR 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 3br, 2bath, ready to go. $49,900 owner nancing provided. $5,000 down payment, low monthly payments 863-675-3777 or 863-673-6080 Like new 2br/2bath good size doublewide Concrete driveway, wood deck located on 1/2 acre lot. $4,500 down. Owner nancing, ready to move in 863-675-8888 863-228-5931 New doublewide for sale at $49,900. No money down on your lot. Call 863-673-4325 or 863-675-8888 North LaBelle 2008 doublewide 3br, 2ba like new on 3 lots, screened porch, shed, fenced yard, swing set, and sandbox. $65,000 Owner nancing 239-564-5415 Very large 3br/2bath doublewide on 2.5 acres. Will nance through our nance company with $5,000 down and your good credit. Ready to move in. 863-673-4325 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com BoatsFree 21 ft sailboat, need cosmetic work, has title. No trailer Please contact 863-517-1699 Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Your new home could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Shop here first! The classified ads Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice 15 Caloosa Belle December 15, 2011 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Your new home could be in todays paper. 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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Tarpon IV, 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 1410 2007 1224432-01000700130 Zo DO LLC & Janet Ames Scharf Lot 13, Block 70, 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 January, 2012 which is the 12th day of January, 2012 Dated this 30th day of November, 2011 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 404367 CN 12/8,15,22,29/2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Jolene Funding, 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 3692 2008 4104329-03021190160 Edasmet C. Chang & Said Eltanawy Lot 16, Block 2119, Port LaBelle Unit 3, a subdivision according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 73, 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 January, 2012 which is the 12th day of January, 2012 Dated this 30th day of November, 2011 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 404354 CN 12/8,15,22,29/2011 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 1634 2008 1224432-01000030080 Azteca Montura Inc Lot 8, Block 3, 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 January, 2012 which is the 12th day of January, 2012 Dated this 30th day of November, 2011 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 404340 CN 12/8,15,22,29/2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Jolene Funding, 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 4025 2008 4104329-05021860240 Manuel Garcia Lot 24, Block 2186, Port LaBelle Unit 5, a subdivision according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 104, 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 January, 2012 which is the 12th day of January, 2012 Dated this 30th day of November, 2011 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 404380 CN 12/8,15,22,29/2011 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 2539 2008 1314433-A0001780000 Georgina Garcia The South one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 31, Township 44 South, Range 33 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the West 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 5768, 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 January, 2012 which is the 12th day of January, 2012 Dated this 30th day of November, 2011 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 404384 CN 12/8,15,22,29/2011 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 2543 2008 1314433-A0001940000 Raul Martinez The South one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southwest onequarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 31, Township 44 South, Range 33 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an access road of the West 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 5703, 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 January, 2012 which is the 12th day of January, 2012 Dated this 30th day of November, 2011 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 404389 CN 12/8,15,22,29/2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Jolene Funding, 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 3980 2008 4104329-04021560040 Tracy J. Miller Lot 4, Block 2156, Port LaBelle Unit 4, a subdivision according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 86, 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 January, 2012 which is the 12th day of January, 2012 Dated this 30th day of November, 2011 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 404370 CN 12/8,15,22,29/2011 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 2548 2008 1314433-A0002260000 Everlinda Toledo The South one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southwest onequarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 31, Township 44 South, Range 33 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an access road of the West 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 5826, 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 January, 2012 which is the 12th day of January, 2012 Dated this 30th day of November, 2011 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 404342 CN 12/8,15,22,29/2011 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 157 2007 1064428-A0000930000 John C. Shelley Swearingen The East one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 6, Township 44 South, Range 28 East, 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 January, 2012 which is the 12th day of January, 2012 Dated this 30th day of November, 2011 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 404336 CN 12/8,15,22,29/2011 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 1544 2008 1154432-A0000370000 Carlos R. Morales The North one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 15, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 3274, 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 January, 2012 which is the 12th day of January, 2012 Dated this 30th day of November, 2011 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 404388 CN 12/8,15,22,29/2011 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 2584 2008 1314433-A0003940000 Pagan Juan H. Matias The North one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 31, Township 44 South, Range 33 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 5982, 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 January, 2012 which is the 12th day of January, 2012 Dated this 30th day of November, 2011 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 404352 CN 12/8,15,22,29/2011 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 1875 2008 124432-A0001040100 Izquiderdo Amparo Gonzalvo The South one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northwest onequarter of the Southwest 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 40 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 5216, 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 January, 2012 which is the 12th day of January, 2012 Dated this 30th day of November, 2011 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 404351 CN 12/8,15,22,29/2011 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 1893 2008 1254432-A0000120100 Rafael Rodriquez Journet Julia Rivera Corujo The North one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northeast 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 East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 5127, 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 January, 2012 which is the 12th day of January, 2012 Dated this 30th day of November, 2011 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 404368 CN 12/8,15,22,29/2011 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 1897 2008 1254432-A0000230000 Berner Joseph & Lindalle Joseph The South one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northwest onequarter of the Northwest 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 5152, 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 January, 2012 which is the 12th day of January, 2012 Dated this 30th day of November, 2011 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 404378 CN 12/8,15,22,29/2011 REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS Bookkeeping/ Accounting Services The Port LaBelle Community Development District will receive sealed proposals until Monday, January 2, 2012, to perform Bookkeeping/Accounting Services. The District Of ce is located at 3293 Dellwood Terrace, Port LaBelle, LaBelle, Florida. The proposal may be sent by mail, fax or electronic mail. You may call the of ce at 863-675-5770 for transmittal information and speci cations. The owner reserves the right to reject any or all proposals, with or without cause, to waive technical errors and informalities or to accept the bid in its judgment best serves the owner. Lester B. Baird, Sr. General Manager 405296 CGS/CB 12/15/2011 REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS Bookkeeping/ Accounting Services The Barron Water Control District will receive sealed proposals until Monday, January 2, 2012, to perform Bookkeeping/Accounting Services. The District Of ce is located at 3293 Dellwood Terrace, Port LaBelle, LaBelle, Florida. The proposal may be sent by mail, fax or electronic mail. You may call the of ce at 863-675-0346 for transmittal information and speci cations. The owner reserves the right to reject any or all proposals, with or without cause, to waive technical errors and informalities or to accept the bid in its judgment best serves the owner. Lester B. Baird, Sr, General Manager 405295 CB/CGS 12/15/2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Jolene Funding, 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 3637 2008 4104329-03021040060 Maribel Lombo, Ramon Leyva Bahar & Carlos A. Nieves Lombo Lot 6, Block 2104, Port LaBelle Unit 3, a subdivision according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 73, 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 January, 2012 which is the 12th day of January, 2012 Dated this 30th day of November, 2011 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 404345 CN 12/8,15,22,29/2011 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice 16 Caloosa Belle December 15, 2011 Public Notice Public Notice

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Farmers MarketThe City of LaBelle and LaBelle Chamber of Commerce invite everyone to the next Farmers Market Saturday, Dec, 17, from 7 a.m. till noon at Barron Park, Fresh veggies, jellies and jams, Christmas gifts, stocking suffers and quilts. All items will be handmade crafts or canned goods locally made and all produce will be from the LaBelle/ Immokalee area. For more information call the Chamber of Commerce at 675-0125.Daniels School photos neededThe Ford/Sunset Park community is looking for old photos of the Daniels School from the ‘50s or ‘60s. If anyone has any of these photos they’d like to share, please call Dorothy Johnson at 863-675-6131.Boy Scout Pancake Breakfast Boy Scout Troop 9 will hold a pancake breakfast fundraiser to help with the scouting program and to raise money for Summer Camp. The pancake breakfast will be held on Saturday, Dec. 17, from 8-10:30 a.m. at Vicky’s Lunchbox, 15 Broward Ave. in LaBelle. You may call Vicky’s Lunchbox at 863675-1729 or Scott at 863-673-0559 for more information. Come out and support your local youth organization.Cowboy closet openThe Cowboy Closet, LaBelle High School’s thrift store will be open on Saturday, Dec. 17, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Need clothes? Box of items, $10, up to 20 items. Electronics, movies and more. Come chec k us out. We’re located on the LaBelle High School campus, enter at the mostly last exit to the left.CFRW to host open houseThe Caloosa Federated Republican Women is hosting an open house at Don’s Stea k House in the Lounge today Thursday, Dec. 15, 5-6:30 p.m. Candidates for Sheriff are invited to attend and introduce themselves. Cash Bar, Hors d’ouvers provided by CFRW. Please respond to Shirley 675-2915 or e-mail skdooley@embarqmail.Humane society yard saleThe Caloosa Humane Society will hold a yard sale Saturday, Dec. 17, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. at the LaBelle Auction Co., 390 N. Bridge St. All proceeds bene t the animals at the shelter.Gardeners to meetThe LaBelle Garden Club will meet Monday, Dec. 26, at 5:30 p.m. at Margaret England’s home at 380 Riverview Dr. 863674-0695. (Turn south on to Hardee Street at Log Cabin Restaurant, at end of Hardee turn right on Fraser. Go 1 block to Rivervie w Dr. 380 Riverview is the house on left at corner of Riverview Dr. and Fraser.) Bring leftovers from Christmas, or a dish to share. There will be a time for questions and answers along with fun and fellowship. Bring a friend and join in a funlled evening. Bring a plant if you have one to exchange if not come anyway, you’ll come away with one or more plants. For more information, call President Terri at 863-675-2392 or Treasurer Irene Doub at 863-675-0374.Widows to meetThe Widows Support Group will meet for lunch at the Log Cabin Barbecue Dec. 15 at 11:30 a.m. All widows welcome.Legion Auxiliary to meetThe American Legion Auxiliary will meet Thursday, Dec. 15, at 7 p.m. at The American Legion Post 130 on Hwy 80 West in LaBelle. The Auxiliary embodies the spirit o f America that has prevailed through war and peace. Along with The American Legion, it solidly stands behind America and her ideals. Together we can make a difference. For more information call President Phyllis at: 863-674-1553 or Membership Chair, Sharon at 863-675-2980. REQUEST FOR BIDS HENDRY COUNTY SIDEWALK CONSTRUCTION ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF COWBOY WAY, FROM AMANDA STREET TO WALLEN STREET AND FROM CARLYLE STREET TO SR 29 BID No. 2012-04 Opening Date and Time: January 19, 2012 @ 2:00 p.m. The Hendry County Board of County Commissioners is seeking bids for Sidewalk Construction on the south side of Cowboy Way, from Amanda Street to Wallen Street and from Carlyle Street to SR 29. Firms properly registered in the State of Florida are encouraged to submit their bid for consideration. In order to be considered, bids must received by the Board of County Commissioners at the C.E. Hall Building (Clerk’s Of ce) in the Hendry County Courthouse Complex, 25 E. Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida by 2:00 p.m. on January 19, 2012, at which time all responses to this request will be recorded in the presence of one or more witnesses. Any bids received after the above noted time and date will not be opened or considered. Bidders are strongly encouraged to attend the pre-bid conference to be held on January 5, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at Hendry County Engineering, 99 E. Cowboy Way, LaBelle, Florida 33935. A copy of the Instructions and Bid Documents can be obtained from Atkins, 1514 Broadway, Suite 203, Fort Myers, Florida 33901 (for pick up and mailing address), or by calling 239-334-7275. This solicitation does not commit Hendry County to award any contracts, to pay any costs incurred in the preparation of a response to this Bid, or to contract for any services. The County reserves the right to reject any or all submittals received as a result of this solicitation, or to cancel in part or in its entirety this Bid, if it is in the best interest of the County to do so. Hendry County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug/Smoke Free Work Place. Tristan Chapman, Chairman Board of County Commissioners 405352 CB/CN 12/15,22,29/2011 1/5/2012 Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Tarpon IV, 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 2605 2007 2164329-A0000090100 Brian K. Quinn Begin at the Northeast corner of Section 16, Township 43 South, Range 29 East, Hendry County, Florida; thence South 00 degrees 50’ 32” East 2445.71 feet to the Point-of-Beginning; thence South 89 degrees 37’ 06” West 719.28 feet; thence South 00 degrees 51’ 26” East 121.83 feet; thence South 43 degrees 02’ 43” East 695.13 feet; thence N 89 degrees 37’ 06” East 252.28 feet; thence North 00 degrees 50’ 35” West 633.22 feet to the Point-of-Beginning. EXCLUDING the Northerly 175.87 feet of the Easterly 175.87 feet and EXCLUDING the following: Begin at the Northeast corner of Section 16, Township 43 South, Range 29 East, Hendry County, Florida; thence South 03 degrees 31’ 11” East 2624.37 feet to the Point-of-Beginning; thence South 86 degrees 51’ 28” West 667.33 feet; thence South 45 degrees 48’ 22” East 617.84 feet; thence North 86 degrees 51’ 28” East 252.28 feet to the East line of Section 16; thence North 03 degrees 36’ 11” West along the East line 454.34 feet to the Point-of-Beginning. 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 January, 2012 which is the 12th day of January, 2012 Dated this 30th day of November, 2011 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 404382 CN 12/8,15,22,29/2011 Public Notice DIRT SALE BID The Barron Water Control District is accepting sealed bids for the sale of about 280,000 cubic yards of dirt along several canals. Bids will be accepted until 9:00 AM, January 5, 2012, at the District of ce, 3293 Dellwood Terrace, Port LaBelle, FL. To inquire and receive detailed bidding speci cations and instructions, call 863-675-0346 or email BWCD12@embarqmail.com or visit the of ce. The owner reserves the right to hold all proposals for sixty (60) days and to reject any or all proposals, with or without cause, to waive technical errors and informalities or to accept the bid in its judgment best serves the owner. Lester B. Baird, Sr., General Manager Barron Water Control District 404137 CGS/CB 12/8,15/2011 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice HENDRY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS NOTICE TO BIDDERS Sealed bids, in triplicate, subject to the conditions herein, will be received until Wednesday, January 11, 2012, at 2:00 PM by the Hendry County Board of County Commissioners, at the Hendry County Complex, Clerk of Circuit Court, Attn.: Barbara Butler, C.E. Hall Building, Administrative Wing, 2nd Floor, Room A-226, 50 South Bridge Street, LaBelle, Florida 33935; for furnishing all labor and materials and performing all work connected with a project for the Airglades Industrial Park Road, Water, and Sewer Improvements (Hendry County Bid Number 2012-07). A Pre-Bid Conference is scheduled for Wednesday, December 14, 2011, at 11:00 AM at the Airglades Airport Terminal Building. Bidders are invited to submit bids for this work on the bid forms provided. Other bid or proposal forms will not be accep ted. The complete examination and understanding of the Contract Documents consisting of the project plans and speci cations including all addenda or other revisions, and site of the proposed work is necessary to properly submit a bid. On or after December 1, 2011 Contract Documents consisting of the project plans and speci cations and all addenda or other revisions will be available for examination and may be obtained from the of ce of URS Corporation, 7650 W. Courtney Campbell Causeway, Tampa, Florida, 33607-1462, (Phone: 813-675-6538; contact Kelli Leonard) for the non-refundable amount of $100.00. The Contractor must purchase the Contract Documents from the Engineer of Record in order to be considered a responsive bidder. A Bid Bond in the form as bound in the Contract Documents or Certi ed Check in the amount of not less than ve percent (5%) of the total amount bid must accompany each Bid. Successful Bidder will be required to execute and to provide a Payment Bond and Performance Bond each in an Amount of not less than one hundred percent (100%) of the total value of the Contract awarded to him with a satisfactory surety or sureties for the full and faithful performance of the work. The Board of County Commissioners of Hendry County, in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. 2000d) and 49 CFR, Part 26, Participation by Disadvantaged Business Enterprises in Department of Transportation Programs, hereby noti es all bidders that it will af rmatively ensure that disadvantaged business enterprises are afforded full opportunity to submit bids in response to this invitation and will not be discriminated against on the grounds of race, color, sex or national origin in consideration for an award. No bid may be withdrawn after closing time for the receipt of bids for a period of ninety (90) days. The Board of County Commissioners of Hendry County reserves the right to waive any informalities or irregularities in or reject any or all bids and to award or refrain from awarding a Contract for the work. Contractor selection and disquali cation criteria are set forth in Hendry County Ordinance No. 2001-08. HENDRY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS Date: November 16, 2011 By: Tristan Chapman, Chairman 403220 CN/CB 11/24;12/1,8,15/2011 Public Notice NOTICE: AUCTION on Friday, December 16, 2011 at 9:00 am at 1225 NW Avenue L, Belle Glade, Florida. • Property of Jessica Williams Stereo, TV, sh aquarium, water coller, misc. boxes & bags. 404926 SUN 12/15/2011 Public NoticeNOTICE TO PUBLIC The Hendry County Hospital Authority Board of Directors will conduct their monthly Board meeting on Monday, December 19, 2011 at 1:00 pm in the Conference Room at Hendry Regional Medical Center, 524 W. Sagamore Avenue, Clewiston, DL 33440. The public is invited to attend.404895 CN 12/15/2011 Public NoticePUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: TIMS TOWING & RECOVERY gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 12/30/2011, 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. 1999 CHEVROLET 1GNEC13R4XR101374 405140 CN 12/15/2011 Public NoticeIN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 262008CA000430XXXXXX LASALLE BANK, N.A. AS TRUSTEE FOR THE MLMI TRUST SERIES 2007-HE1, Plaintiff vs. JOSE E. CERVANTES; ANTONIA PEQUENO, et al., Defendants RE-NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order or Summary Final Judgment of foreclosure dated October 6, 2008 and an Order Resetting Sale dated November 30, 2011, and entered in Case No. 262008CA000430 XXXXXX of the Circuit Court of the Twentieth Judicial Circuit in and for Hendry County, Florida, wherein LaSalle Bank, N.A. as Trustee for the MLMI Trust Series 2007-HE1 is Plaintiff and JOSE E. CERVANTES; ANTONIA PEQUENO; UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 1; UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 2; and ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST A NAMED DEFENDANT TO THIS ACTION, OR HAVING OR CLAIMING TO HAVE ANY RIGHT, TITLE OR INTEREST IN THE PROPERTY HEREIN DESCRIBED, are Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash on the Second Floor in front of the Main Clerk’s Of ce at the Hendry County Courthouse, 25 East Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, FL 33935 in Hendry County, Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on the 28th day of December, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Order or Final Judgment, to-wit: THE NORTH ONE-HALF OF THE NORTHWEST ONE-QUARTER OF THE NORTH ONE-HALF OF BLOCK 39, LABELLE, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 47, PUBLIC RECORDS OF LEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, LYING AND BEING IN HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNERS AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Sheila Mann, Court Operations Manager, whose of ce is located at Lee County Justice Center, 1700 Monroe Street, Fort Myers, FL 33901, and whose telephone number is (239) 533-1700, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. DATED at LaBelle, Florida, on December 2, 2011. BARBARA BUTLER As Clerk, Circuit Court By: J. Bevis As Deputy Clerk SMITH, HIATT & DIAZ, P.A. Attorneys for Plaintiff PO Box 11438 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33339-1438 Telephone: (954) 564-0071 404564 CN 12/8,15/2011 NOTICE TO BIDDERS The School Board of Hendry County will be accepting sealed bids until January 18, 2012 for Bid #12-0002, Legal Services Board Attorney, Speci cations will be available at the board’s nance of ce at 111 Curry Street in LaBelle. Call (863) 674-4100 to have the specs faxed or mailed. Hendry County School Board Matthew A. Beatty, Chairman 403968 CB/CN 12/1,8,15/2011 Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 20TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 09001283CA BANKUNITED Plaintiff, vs. JORGE H. PEDROZA; MARIA DEL PILAR LACOUTURE; UNKNOWN PERSON #1 IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY; UNKNOWN PERSON #2 IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY; Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated November 28, 2011, and entered in Case No. 09001283 CA, of the Circuit Court of the 20th Judicial Circuit in and for HENDRY County, Florida. BANKUNITED is Plaintiff and JORGE H. PEDROZA; MARIA DEL PILAR LACOUTURE; UNKNOWN PERSON #1 IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY; UNKNOWN PERSON #2 IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY; are defendants. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at 2ND FLOOR HALLWAY, IN FRONT OF OFFICE OF CLERK OF COURTS, ADMINISTRATION BLDG, HENDRY CO. COURTHOUSE, AT 25 EAST HICKPOCHEE, LABELLE IN HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA, at 11:00 a.m., on the 4th day of January, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: THE NORTH 1/2 OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION 14, TOWNSHIP 44 SOUTH, RANGE 32 EAST, HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA, A/K/A LOT NO. 2805, MONTURA RANCH ESTATES. A person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the ]is pendens must le a claim with 60 days after the sale. Dated this 30th day of November, 2011. BARBARA S. BUTLER As Clerk of said Court BY: /S/ J. Bevis As Deputy Clerk This notice is provided pursuant to Administrative Order No. 2.065. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to provisions of certain assistance. Please contact the Court Administrator at 25 East Hickpochee, LaBelle, Fl 33935, Phone No. (941 )3352299 within 2 working days of your receipt of this notice or pleading; if you are hearing impaired, call 1-8009558771 (TDD); if you are voice impaired, call 1-800-995-8770 (V) (Via Florida Relay Services). Kahane & Associates, P.A. 8201 Peters Road, Ste. 3000 Plantation, FL 33324 Telephone: (954) 382-3486 Telefacsimile: (954) 382-5380 404334 CN 12/15,22/2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 26-2010-CA-000975 WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, Plaintiff, vs. GILBERT ERIC TAYLOR, et al, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated November 30, 2011 and entered in Case No. 26-2010-CA-000975 of the Circuit Court of the TWENTIETH Judicial Circuit in and for HENDRY County, Florida wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, NA is the Plaintiff and GILBERT ERIC TAYLOR; SELENA TAYLOR, 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 28th day of Dec., 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final, Judgment: LOT 61, TANGLEWOOD OAKS, UNIT 1, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 176, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN MOBILE HOME LOCATED THEREON AS A FIXTURE AND APPURTENANCE THERETO: 2001, NOBILITY, VIN#N81055A & N810055B. A/K/A 4088 BLUE CYPRESS COURT 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 November 1, 2011. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /S/ J. Bevis Deputy Clerk Florida Default Law Group, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F10070887**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 1-800-9558770 (v), via Florida Relay Service, not later than seven (7) days prior to this proceeding. 404537 CN 12/8,15/2011 17 Caloosa Belle December 15, 2011 Reading a newspaper provides the opportunity to get involved in your community.No wonder newspaper readers are more popular! Community Briefs

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December events in MuseDec. 17: Bingo 6 p.m. (third Saturday monthly). Refreshments will be sold. There will be no regular meeting for December. All events are open to the public and held at the Muse Community Center on Loblolly Bay Road (Hwy, 720) For further information call 863-674-0467. We wish everyone a happy and healthy New Year. V FW newsThe VFW has Bingo open to the public every Monday. 6:30 p.m. Charcoal grilled hamburgers every Saturday 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m., $3. Serving stops promptly at 1:30 so come early. The post is located on SR 29S by the rodeo grounds. VFW Post 10100 will pay the initial membership fees and annual dues for any armed forces personnel currently serving in harm’s w ay. For information, please call 863-6758008.Please spay or neuter pets!Caloosa Humane Society has a low-cost spay/neuter clinic Dec. 16, 23 and 30. Call for an appointment. Walk-in low-cost vaccination clinic on these same dates from 10 a.m.2 p.m. More information at 863.675.0997, w ww.caloosahumanesociety.org.Car club to meetThe South Central Florida car Club will hold its monthly Hot Rides and Hot Dogs in the Park on Dec. 20 from 5-8 p.m. We will be collecting canned goods and toys for local children and families. All area car enthusiasts are welcome to come and enjoy the cars, share in an evening of good fun. The club will be serving fresh grilled hot dogs with all the xings, drinks and more. Maybe even win a door prize! So come on out and enjoy the lights in the park. More info please call 863-234-8343 or 863-6341791. See ya there.Quit smoking nowIf you’re ready to quit, help is available. Quit Smoking Now with free Nicotine Replacement Therapy including gum, patches and lozenges for those that are eligible. Registration is required. Come to the Hendry Regional Medical Center, 450 South Main Street, LaBelle. There will be six classes beginning Wednesday, January 11. Sessions are Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. To register or for more information contact: Angelica Pea, QSN Facilitator, at 863902-3019. Sponsored by Everglades Area Health Education Center www.eahectobacco.com.Humane society plans annual meetingThe Caloosa Humane Society will hold its annual meeting Saturday, Dec. 17, at 9 a.m. at the shelter.Turkey shootCome to the Turkey Shoot at Pioneer Volunteer Fire Dept. 2499 Hendry Isles Blvd. Dec. 16 and 17, starting at 7 p.m.Pets for ChristmasCaloosa Humane Society is offering Dog Gone Good Christmas Specials. Santa Paws is offering Home for the “Howl”idays, adopt a dog or puppy for $25. He is feeling jolly and also offering 12 Days of “Cat”mas, adopt a cat or kitten for $12. An approved adoption application is required. These special offers are good from December 12-24. Come meet your new furry friend and get plenty of kisses under the mistletoe in time for a very Merry Christmas! Stop by 1200 Pratt Blvd, call 863-675-0997, or go to www.caloosahumanesociety.org to check out our lovely pets! SAO closingThe State Attorney’s Of ce will be closing at noon Thursday, Dec. 22, in observance of the Christmas holiday. It will reopen Tuesday, Dec. 27, at 8:30 a.m.Hatha Yoga ClassesThe residents of Maple Corner have Hatha Yoga classes in their club house Wednesdays at 3:30 p.m. Classes last about one hour and 15 minutes to one hour and 30 minutes each week. A certi ed yoga instructor conducts the class at every level in the same class. There is a small fee payable monthly. Contact Sharyn Schlitter at 863-675-6081.Soles 4 Souls at LegionThe American Legion Auxiliary’s “Soles 4 Souls” collects gently worn shoes and monies to provide shoes to those in need. Please tie, buckle or rubber band pairs together securely. Please place shoes in a box provided at the American Legion. TREE SERVICE SOCIAL ORGANIZATION ROOFING ADVERTISING PAYS! HOME SECURITY EDUCATION CHIROPRACTIC CARPET CLEANING CAR RENTAL APPLIANCES &REPAIRS 18 Caloosa Belle December 15, 2011 Community Briefs

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