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Title: The Caloosa belle
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: S.H. Stalls
Place of Publication: LaBelle Fla
Publication Date: 12-22-2011
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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Thurday, December 22, 2011 50¢ Plus tax V ol. 89 No. 51 newszap.comFree SpeechFree Ads by Jose Zaragoza Glades County DemocratThe Florida Highway Patrol is reporting that an elderly man who was involved in a golf cart versus pickup truck accident at th e beginning of December has passed awa y as a result of the injuries he sustained tha t night. The accident happened on Dec. 1, just minutes before 8 p.m., according to a report released by FHP. Lynwood Ellis Brown, 75, of LaBelle, was making his way past Loblolly Ba y Road in his Workhorse ST350, a regularsized golf cart. While heading west on th e road, Mr. Brown attempted to maneuver a left turn at the intersection to get on Tom Coker Road. According to the report, the driver o f the golf cart had been drinking. As a result, Mr. Brown did not see a pickup truck closing in from the opposite direction. Investigators say that when the golf cart drive r failed to yield right of way to the Dodg e Durango, the truck struck the golf cart and caused the older man to be ejected. The truck was driven by another LaBelle resident, J. Lorenzo Reyes Rodriguez, 58. It struck the golf cart with its front, impacting the smaller vehicle from its right side. Mr. Brown was airlifted to Lee Memorial Hospital due to the severity of his injuries. He would remain at the hospital fo r nearly 20 days, with doctors working to improve his condition. He was pronounced deceased on Dec. 19 at 3:41 a.m. Mr. Rodriguez reported no injuries. Alcohol may have role in traf c deathSee Page 4 for information about how to contact the newspaper Caloosa Belle/ Patty BrantThe Reason for the SeasonFirst Baptist Church’s Living Nativity reminded everyone at Christmas in the Park that it was a very special birth that is responsible for the Christmas Season. Here Jessica and Christopher Zimmerly portray the Holy Family at the manger. Additional photos on Page 12. by Bill WarrenAn unfortunate accident last w eek turned out to be a holiday godsend for many of the area’s less fortunate residents. Fortunately, no one was injured in the crash. A tractor trailer from Swift Transportation did a masterful impression of Santa’s sleigh after it rolled over on US 27 near Moore Haven carrying a load of produce and meat to a Walmart Distribution warehouse. As a result, Walmart had to reject the load. At that time Swift Transportation was noti ed by the Florida highway Patrol and the Department of Transportation at the scene that they could donate the load to local charities. The product was reloaded onto another Walmart trailer and hauled to the old U-Save parking lot in LaBelle. Lisa Sands with the Salvation A rmy of Lee, Hendry and Glades A ccident bene ts charitiesSee Bene ts — Page 3

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counties, was noti ed and the unexpected holiday bonanza began. Lisa and Arlene Bettercourt with the United Way of Lee, Hendry and Glades coordinated the distribution of products. According to Lisa the truck had 35,000 pounds of product, probably well worth over $100,000, all of which were distributed to the Harry Chapin Food Bank, The Salvation Army, and about 19 to 20 other charitable organizations and churches locally. 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 3 Caloosa Belle December 22, 2011 Submitted photos/ Bill WarrenSalvation Army trucks, RCMA vehicles and numerous vehicles from churches and other charities all waited patiently for their turns to receive some of the food being donated after a Swift Transportation truck crashed on US 27. This is a small sample of the boxes of food stuffs that were made available for those in need during this holiday season. LaBelleArturo Benitez Aguilar, 27, was arrested Dec. 17 and charged with battery on a law enforcement of cer, re ghter or EMT and resisting/interfering with law enforcement w ith violence. Sgt. J. Woods was arresting of cer. Dennis Kenneth Graham, 51, was arrested Dec. 15 and charged with possession of cocaine with intent to sell, etc., within 1,000 feet of a speci c area schedule II, selling cocaine within 1,000 feet of a place of worship or business schedule II and possession of cocaine. Jorge Luis Padilla, 40, Onel Tejera Gonzalez, 36, and Yoneiki Gonzalez Rodriguez, 34, were arrested Dec. 13 and charged with battery causing bodily harm and robbery by sudden snatching without a rearm or w eapon. N. Reed was arresting of cer. Onel Tejera Gonzalez, 36, was arrested Dec. 13 and charged with battery causing bodily harm and robbery sudden snatching without a rearm or weapon Alvin Lorenzo Hargrove, 49, was arrested Dec. 14 and charged with a nonmoving traf c violation driving with a suspended license rst offense, possession of marijuana under 20 grams, possession/use of drug equipment and smuggling contraband into a detention facility. D. White was arresting of cer. Santos Mitchell Santana, 46, was arrested Dec. 15 and charged with selling cocaine w ithin 1,000 feet of a school/childcare facility/park, etc. schedule II, selling cocaine w ithin 1,000 feet of a place of worship or business schedule II and possession of cocaine. Lawrence Percell Thomas, 33, was arrested Dec. 15 and charged with two counts of selling cocaine within 1,000 feet of a school/ child care facility etc., two counts of selling cocaine within 1,000 feet of a place of worship or business and two counts of possession of cocaine. ClewistonMichael Henry Gilbert, 47, was arrested Dec. 17 and charged on a warrant with fraud/false statement in title transfer. L. Brooks was arresting of cer. Jaquanda Genisha Stoudmire, 17, was arrested Dec. 17 and charged with battery touch/strike and aggravated battery knew or should have known victim was pregnant. C. Green Jr. was arresting of cer. Randi Lea Rogers, 24, was arrested Dec. 15 and charged with a nonmoving traf c violation driving with a suspended license habitual offender and possession of a controlled substance without a prescription. N. Krause was arresting of cer. Myleka T. Perkins, 25, was arrested Dec. 14 and charged with a nonmoving traf c violation driving with a suspended license third or subsequent. CPD Of cer J. Rojas was arresting of cer. Jeremiah Terrell Johnson, 25, was arrested Dec. 11 and charged with burglary of an unoccupied structure unarmed and grand theft $300-$5,000. R. Garcia was arresting of cer. Arthur Tishion Harrington, 17, was arrested Dec. 14 and charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon no intent to kill and battery touch/strike. L. Beckford was arresting of cer. A rrest Reports Bene tsContinued From Page 1 Pastor LW Howard of Community Harv est Worship Center here in LaBelle expresses great appreciation to all of the pastors and their churches for the support they extended in the blanket drive to the needy people in the Appalachian Mountains in northeast Kentucky. Pastor Howard and Reverend Ronnie Revels of the Gathering of Christian Men of LaBelle left December 6 and delivered the 400 plus blankets and the 300 sheets to the distribution area in Winchester, Kentucky, and returned to LaBelle. This blanket drive could not have been a success without the help of Dr. Tom A tchison, President of "New Beginnings of Tampa," along with Community Harvest, First Christian Church, LaBelle Assembly, LaBelle Church of God, Eastside Baptist, Caloosa Baptist, Gathering of Christian Men of LaBelle, members of the CERT team in LaBelle and all of the individuals that I don't know that helped. Your benevolent heart is recorded of the Lord and you will be blessed for giving. Community blanket drive a success

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4 Caloosa Belle December 22, 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. Christmas trees are essential, so we mustn’t forget by Les MorganHave you ever wondered why we have a decorated Christmas tree? Tradition tells us that in the 7th century a monk from Crediton, Devonshire, went to Germany to teach the Bible. He did many good works there, in Thuringia, an area which was to become the cradle of the Christmas decoration industry. Legend has it that he used the triangular shape of the r tree to describe the Trinity. By the 12th century it was being hung, upside-down, fromceilings at Christmastime in Central Europe, as a symbol of Christianity. The rst decorated tree was at Riga in Latvia, in 1510. In the 16th century, Martin Luther is said to have decorated a small Christmas tree with candles, to show his children how the stars twinkled through the dark night. Shortly thereafter, Christmas markets were set up in German towns, to provide everything from Christmas presents, to food like gingerbreads and ornaments for their Christmas trees. It is believed the early trees were biblically symbolic of the Paradise Tree in the Garden of Eden. The many food items were symbols of plenty, the owers, originally only red (for knowledge) and white (for innocence). Tinsel was invented in Germany around 1610. Initially, machines were invented to pull the silver out into the wafer thin strips for tinsel. Silver was used for tinsel right up to the mid-20th century. The Christmas Tree rst came to England via the Georgian Kings, from Germany. The British public were not fond of the German Monarchy, so did not copy the fashions at Court. A few families did have Christmas trees however, and were probably in uenced by their German neighbors. The custom was to have several small trees on tables, one for each member of the family, with that person's gifts stacked on the table under the tree. In 1846, the popular Royals, Queen Victoria and her German Prince, Albert, were featured in the Illustrated London News standing with their children around a Christmas Tree. Victoria was very popular, and what was done at Court immediately became fashionable even in the East Coast American Society. Thus the English Christmas Tree had arrived! Decorations were still home-made' and young ladies spent hours quelling snow akes and stars, sewing little pouches for secret gifts. Small bead decorations, ne drawn out silver tinsel came from Germany together with beautiful angels to sit at the top of the tree. Candles were often placed into wooden hoops for safety. Just as the rst trees introduced into Britain did not immediately take off, the early trees introduced into America by the Hessian soldiers were not recorded in any particular quantity. The Pennsylvanian German settlements had community trees as early as 1747. America being so large, tended to have pockets' of customs relating to the immigrants in a particular area. In the 19th century, however, customs began to spread. By the 1870s, glass ornaments were being imported into Britain and it became a status symbol to have glass ornaments on the tree. The empire was growing, and the popular tree topper was the nation's ag and trees became very patriotic. They were imported into America around 1880, where they were sold through stores like Woolworth's. American patents for electric lights (1882) and metal hooks for safer hanging of decorations onto the trees came about 1892. The limited availability of decorations in earlier decades had kept trees to table trees. Now with decorations as well as crafts more popular than ever, there was no excuse. The High Victorian of the 1890s was a child's joy to behold! By 1900 themed trees were popular. A color theme set in ribbons or balls, a topical idea such as an Oriental tree, or an Egyptian tree. With the death of Victoria in 1903, the nation went into mourning and ne trees were somewhat absent until the Dickensian fashion of the 1930s. In America, settlers from all over Europe took their customs also in the 19th century. Decorations were not easy to nd in the shanty towns of the West. People began to make their own out of all kinds of cutouts, which stitched and glued. Later the arti cial tree became popular. These were originall y invented in the 1880s in Germany, to combat some of the damage being done to r trees in the name of Christmas. In the 1930s there was a revival of Dickensian nostalgia, particularly in Britain. Christmas trees became large, and real again, and were decorated with many bells, balls and tinsels, and with a beautiful golden haired angel at the top. But in wartime England it was forbidden to cut trees down for decoration. Postwar Britain saw a revival of the nostalgic again as people needed the securit y of Christmas. Trees were as large as people could afford. In South Wales, where real trees were often dif cult to nd in the rural areas, holly bushes were decorated. Real Christmas trees have always been popular. However, many housewives preferred the convenience of the authentic looking arti cial trees which were being manufactured. If your room was big enough, you could have a 14-foot arti cial Spruce right there in your living room, without a single dropped needle and so good that it fooled everyone at rst glance. There are even pine scented sprays to put on the tree for that "real tree smell!" We all have our family traditions of how a Christmas tree "ought" to be decorated. No matter how you decorate your tree at home, it is important to remember that the origin o f this special Christmas symbol has it histor y from an evergreen tree. That is important, December 15, 2011 Members of the Florida Congressional D elegation United States Senate & House of R epresentatives, Washington, D.C. Re: EPA Approval Needed for Florida’s N ew Nutrient Criteria Rules Dear Senators and Representatives, On December 8, 2011, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection concluded an exhaustive state rulemaking process that establishes the most comprehensive nutrient water quality criteria program in the nation. We need your help in seeking full U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approval of this holistic state rule and its withdrawal of EPA rulemakings establishing federal numeric nutrient criteria in Florida. We all support clean water and Florida has an impressive track record implementing a progressive and successful state water resource management program. Florida recently nalized a numeric nutrient criteria rule that builds upon this foundation. The state rule establishes numeric nutrient targets for all natural freshwater streams, springs, and lakes. The rule also sets 64 site speci c numeric nutrient targets for Florida estuaries and requires remaining estuaries to have numeric targets by June 2015. Florida's existing narrative nutrient criterion will continue to apply to canals and ditches. We believe that Florida has earned the right to exercise its Clean Water Act authority to implement its state nutrient criteria rule through an EPAapproved process. While Florida's new nutrient criteria rule will be costly and dif cult to implement, the rule is notable in its design to promote cost effective nutrient reduction projects that will create measurable environmental and biological improvements. The Clean Water Act clearly provides that the states should have primacy in managing the quality of their own waters. EPA has further advocated that the states take the lead in protecting their waters from nutrient pollution. An EPA approval of Florida's nutrient rules would be consistent with the Clean Water Act's cooperative federalism structure and would clearly demonstrate EPA's commitment to promoting stateled solutions for nutrient water quality protection and restoration. In light of the comprehensive process that has occurred at the state level to develop a Florida solution to its numeric nutrient issue, and the EPA's position encouraging the states to lead in these efforts, we respectfully request that you ask EPA to approve Florida numeric nutrient criteria rules and withdraw its federal rule makings. Signed by 36 Florida agribusiness companies Letter to the Editor Les Morgan See ChristmasTrees — Page 5

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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! 5 Caloosa Belle December 22, 2011for it represents what God promises to all who call on Him for forgiveness – everlasting life! He gladly supplies that by His grace. The lights also serve to remind us that Christ came into our dark world to offer the light of His love and mercy. The star atop of the tree is emblematic of the star the shone over the stable the night in Bethlehem when Christ was born. As Christmas is upon us, think about what we know about the Christmas tree and its unique history throughout the generations. One other thing we all need to recall, as well… they are called “Christmas Trees.” Make sense? They are not “Holiday Trees” or “Hanukkah bushes.” Nor are they “Allah plants.” I have nothing against those of varying faiths. As Americans those of different beliefs are free to worship (or not) as they deem appropriate, so long as they are not violating the laws of our land established by our Judeo-Christians ethics. However, it is essential for us to recall that we are celebrating the birth of a holiday. We are celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ! Hence, it is a Christmas tree. Take a stand and pass this on. And, Merry Christmas.Dr. Les Morgan is pastor of Caloosa Baptist Church locate on Hi g hwa y 80 in LaBelle. Bring your baby to schoolI just wanted to congratulate LaBelle High School and Hendry County for the successful “shower” given to our teen mothers. It was a wonderful success! There were babies, strollers and gifts. Thank you for sending those wonderful mixed messages! Honor students who work hard, don’t use drugs or aunt tear drop tattoos just don’t make the grade. I guess they have to have a baby in order to be recognized for their efforts. Shame on you! Speak Out Veteran’s Employmentby Matt KindermannLast month, President Obama launched the Veterans Gold Card initiative to help decrease veteran unemployment. Post 9/11 veterans can access the Gold Card at www.dol.gov/vets/goldcard.html where they receive access to veterans initiatives provided by the Department of Labor. Veterans can enroll in the free national Veterans Job Bank, which provides job searching for veteran speci c jobs. Employers can also sign up on the Veterans Job Bank to post veteran speci c job openings for free. Veterans also receive preference points when applying for government jobs based on their service category. Essentially, any veteran discharged honorably and having either served during a time of war, or having an expeditionary or campaign medal, quali es for ve preference points. A disabled veteran will have additional points depending on extent of disability. However, a veteran cannot claim preference without a DD214 that identi es the service period or award. DD214’s can be attained now in ve to ten working days by requesting a certi ed copy through www.archives.gov/ veterans/military-service-records/. Complete information on Veterans Preference for employers and veterans can be found at www.opm.gov/staf ngportal/vetguide.asp. If the veteran does not have written documentation of their disability, call the VA at 1-800-827-1000 to request a letter of disability which will clearly indicate the level or percentage of disability. Also, the Veterans Service Of cer for Hendry/Glades Counties can be reached for appointment at 863-675-5250 to discuss additional veteran bene ts. There are many incentives available to employers who hire veterans, including the training in leadership, work ethic and teamwork that comes with the veteran’s service background. Take advantage of the Work Opportunity Tax Credit which provides up to $9,000 over two years for the full time employment of a disabled veteran. To learn more about business tax credits, go to www. oridajobs.org, and select “Find tax Credit” under the Business Growth tab. The VA provides a therapist for combat zone veterans every Thursday from 8-11 a.m. at the American Legion Post 130. Veterans can get a Florida Veteran’s Driver’s License from any state driver’s license ofce or county tax collector for $1 plus cost of renewal but they must bring their DD214 which shows an honorable discharge. Veterans seeking employment should report to their local One-Stop for intensive services and assignment to a Veterans Representative for individual career counseling. To nd a One-Stop nearest you, go to www. sw works.org and clock on “Locations.” Christmas TreesContinued From Page 4 Matt Kindermann C a r e e r C o r n e r Career Corner As the school year progresses, LHS Guidance wants to remind parents and students that there are important tasks that must be remembered during the winter break: Keep track of graduation requirements based on academic history; Parents and students track grades and upcoming events and news using; LHS pinnacle and the LHS Web site; Please remember to READ throughout the winter break. A proactive reading attitude will help student achieve on the FCAT, A CT, SAT and in school. We listed a few tips to help families and students work together to improve reading: Crack open the dictionary Let your child see you use a dictionary. Challenge each other to learn new words! Start a book club time at home or with family and friends build your child’s background knowledge, which is crucial to listening and reading comprehension. Seniors Apply for Florida Bright Futures (you must register if eligible): www. oridastduent nancialaid.org; Register for an ACT/SAT/College Placement Test Apply to colleges of interest remember to sign-up in Guidance for your transcripts to be sent by Ms. Hegley; Mark your calendar for Financial Aid Night on January 26, 2012, at 7 p.m. in the LHS Auditorium; Order and monitor the delivery of your cap, gown, and graduation announcements; Start gathering your nancial documents for the FAFSA; submission anytime after January 1, 2012, (www.fafsa.gov) which must be completed by all students. Florida’s nancial aid deadline for the FAFSA is May 15, 2012; Remember to work on volunteer hours which are due for Fl. Bright Futures by March 2, 2012 Remember to check your grades, senior calendar, and academic histories to ensure that you are on track for graduation! LHS Guidance hopes that all students and parents enjoy their winter break and return to school healthy and rested. We truly enjoy working with all students and their parents. Have a wonderful Christmas and safe holiday season! The Counselor’s Corner FORT MYERS, Fla. (Dec. 15, 2011) – The Southwest Florida Community Foundation’s scholarship application process for the 2012 school year will begin on Dec. 22. Approximately $400,000 in scholarships are available including scholarships for local high school, undergraduate and graduate students from of Lee, Charlotte, Glades, Hendry and Collier counties. The E-Apply online scholarship application tool can be accessed through the community foundation’s website at www. oridacommunity.com/scholarships. Students interested in applying for a community foundation scholarship are able to access an application online. Students can review the scholarships online as well as a tutorial about how to create and submit the online application. Students can apply for multiple scholarships and have the ability to upload transcripts, SAT/ACT scores, letters of recommendation and nancial documentation (if required). For need-based scholarships, students are required to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid form. The deadline for applications is March 1, 2012. “We have scholarships for vocational students, not just for attendance at colleges and universities,” said Anne Douglas, director of programs for the Southwest Florida Community Foundation. According to Douglas, examples of some of the more unique scholarships not as highly sought after include scholarships for technical schools, students with disabilities, ne or performing arts majors, photography studies, returning students and those wishing to pursue teaching and healthcare professions. The Anne Fassett Scholarship was established to fund post high school educational opportunities at the college, community college or technical school level for high school, undergraduate, and graduate students from Southwest Florida with a physical disability who use a wheelchair. The Bruce T. Gora Scholarship funds a scholarship for a high school senior or a student currently enrolled at an accredited college, university or technical school in Florida to pursue a ne arts major in photography. There are also scholarships for those returning to school. The Chip Johnson Memorial Scholarship was established to fund scholarships for students who have completed 60 hours of college and attend one of the local colleges or universities, including Barry University, Edison State College, Florida Gulf Coast University, Hodges University or Nova Southeastern University. Itwas established in 1991 in memory of Chip Johnson who died of cancer at age 44. Chip’s father Dr. Franklyn A. Johnson said he wanted to leave a legacy for his son who was an Army veteran serving overseas during the Vietnam War. The John and Madeleine Taeni Scholarship was established in November 2002 by Madeleine Taeni for students who graduated from high school at least two years ago and are now pursuing degrees in teaching, nursing, paramedic training or emergency medical technician training. There are even scholarships for students from speci c communities served by the community foundation. In 2011, $404,000 in scholarships were awarded by the community foundation. The Southwest Florida Community Foundation is celebrating its 35th year of supporting the communities of Lee, Charlotte, Glades, Hendry and Collier counties. With assets of more than $60 million, the community foundation has provided more than $49 million in grants and scholarships to the communities it serves. For more information, call 239-274-5900 or visit www. oridacommunity.com. Scholarship process begins Dec. 22

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AbnormalUsage: Servicemaybelimitedorterminatedformisuse,abnormalusageorsigni“cantroaming.Seebrochuresand TermsandConditions(includingarbitrationprovision) atwww.T-Mobile.com foradditionalinformationregardingT-Mobileserviceandproducts.2011T-MobileUSA,Inc. 6 Caloosa Belle December 22, 2011 by Pat DobbinsThe holidays are a time to celebrate with family and friends. It is also a time to pay special attention to your health and the health of y our family. Give the gift of health and safety by following these holiday tips. Keep an eye on your children: Keep your children w ith you at all times while y ou are shopping. Accompany and supervise y our children in public facilities and restrooms. Have a plan in case you become separated. If your kids are old enough to understand, have a pre-designated spot to meet if you get separated. Teach children to look for people who can help, such as a uniformed security of cer, salesperson or even a mother with children. Remind children to remain in the area w here they become separated. Your Child’s Safety: Keep a watchful eye on your kids when they're eating and playing. Keep potentially dangerous toys, food, drinks, household items, choking hazards (like coins and hard candy), and other objects out of kids' reach. Learn what to do for children who are choking. Make sure toys are used properly. Wash your hands often: Keeping your hands clean is one of the most important steps you can take to avoid getting sick and spreading germs to others. Wash your hands with soap and clean running water for at least 20 seconds. f soap and clean water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizing product. Stay warm: Cold temperatures can cause serious health problems, especially in infants and older adults. Stay dry, and dress warmly in several layers of loose- tting, tightly woven clothing. Manage stress: The holidays don't need to take a toll on y our health. Be aware of your actions, try not to overcommit or over-spend. Try to balance your work, home, and play. Get support from your family and friends. Try to keep a relaxed and positive outlook. Travel safely: Whether you're traveling across town or around the world, keep safety in mind. DO NOT drink and drive, and don't let someone else drink and drive. Wear a seat belt every time you drive or ride in a motor vehicle. Always buckle your child in the car using a child safety seat, booster seat, or seat belt according to their height, weight, and age. Be smoke-free: Avoid smoking and breathing other people's smoke. If you smoke, quit today! Call 1-800-QUIT-NOW or talk to your health care provider for help. Get check-ups and vaccinations: Exams and screenings can help nd problems before they start. They can also help nd problems early, when the chances for treatment and cure are better. Vaccinations help prevent diseases and save lives. Schedule a visit with your health care provider for a yearly exam. Ask what vaccinations and tests you should get based on your age, lifestyle, travel plans, medical history, and family health history. Prevent injuries: Injuries can occur anywhere and some often occur around the holidays. Use step stools instead of furniture when hanging decorations. Leave the reworks to the professionals. Wear a bicycle helmet to help prevent head injuries. Fire Safety: Most residential res occur during the winter months. Keep candles away from children, pets, walkways, trees, and curtains. Never leave replaces, stoves, or candles unattended. Don't use generators, grills, or other gasolineor charcoal-burning devices inside your home or garage. Install a smoke detector and carbon monoxide detector in your home. Test them once a month, and replace batteries twice a year. Handle and prepare food safely: As you prepare holiday meals, keep you and your family safe from food-related illness. Wash hands and surfaces often. Avoid cross-contamination by keeping raw meat, poultry, seafood, and eggs (including their juices) away from ready-to-eat foods and eating surfaces. ook foods to the proper temperature. Refrigerate promptly. Do not leave perishable foods out of the refrigerator for more than two hours. Don’t forget your pets! Protect pets from rabies: Pets are considered family members. Keep them healthy and safe as well. Visit your veterinarian with your pet on a regular basis and keep rabies vaccinations up-todate. Do something positive for yourself and for those around you and you will be happier and healthier! An act of kindness goes a long way! Have a happy and healthy holiday season! Holiday season health and safety tips Patricia Dobbins New worship 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 working 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. Please call Tara Sherrod at 675-2171 ext. 105 for more information. Church Briefs Step Up for StudentsStep Up For Students Scholarship will soon end their applications for the 20112012 school year. January 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 McKay 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 concerning attending International Christian Academy, please, call Tracy Co at (863) 675-4227 or (863) 6751112. School Briefs

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Searching for Gold Star MothersThe traveling Viet Nam Wall, a replica of the original in Washington, DC., 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. Mothers of any Hendry/Glades area serviceman killed in V ietnam are being sought to be recognized at the event. Anyone with information on local Gold Star Mothers from any of America’s wars is asked to contact Donna Gerber at 239-5656784 or donnagerber@avtt.org.Sign up for SCF baby and children’s pageantThe Swamp Cabbage baby and children’s pageant is under way! Newborn to 11 years old winners in each age division. See Melinda at Langford Ford to sign up! Winners will be crowned at the Queen and Princess Pageant on Feb. 4 at LaBelle High School. Girls w in sparkling tiaras and boys cool crowns! Everyone gets a trophy!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.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 Riverview 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. V FW newsVFW Post 10100 will serve a pork schnitzel lunch with mashed potatoes and corn Thursday, Dec. 22 11 a.m.-1 p.m., $6. There will be a Christmas pot luck dinner w ith ham at the post on Christmas Day, Dec. 25, 1 p.m. The 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. Members are reminded that their 2011 membership card will become invalid on Dec. 31. After that date they will not be allowed canteen privileges without a valid 2012 card. 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 way. For information, please call 863-6758008.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 863675-0997, or go to www.caloosahumanesociety.org to check out our lovely pets! Spay or neuter your pets!Caloosa Humane Society has a low-cost spay/neuter clinic Dec. 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, www.caloosahumanesociety.org.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.SAO closingThe State Attorney’s Of ce closes today at noon (Thursday, Dec. 22) in observance of the Christmas holiday. It will reopen Tuesday, Dec. 27, at 8:30 a.m.Social securityIf you have questions about Social Security or Supplemental Security Income or need help to complete and application for old age, disability and survivors insurance, Medicare or Supplementary Security income bene ts, a representative will be at the United Way House, 117 Fort Thompson Ave, Tuesday, Jan. 3, from 9 a.m. till noon.Pony foundThe Hendry County Sheriff’s Of ce recovered a pony that was running loose on the roadways in Montura. If you’ve lost a pony, please contact the Ag Unit at 863-6745600 or 863-805-5000.AMVETS starting postVFW Post 10100 is sponsoring the start up of an AMVETS (American Veterans) Post in LaBelle. Any veteran honorably discharged since WWII is eligible to join the AMVETS. That includes Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, Coast Guard and National Guard. For more information call Mark Schoenwald at 239-246-3094 or come to VFW Post 10100 for an application.Sit! Stay! Heel!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. We do ask that the humans be 13 years old or older and under 18 year of age must have a parent present. Call (863)675-0997 to book your spot and get complete details. Space is limited! So come, gain bragging rights on your wellbehaved pet plus a portion of the proceeds will go to the wonderful dogs (and cats too) at Caloosa Humane Society. Thank you for your support LaBelle and see you soon! Community Briefs Keep the numbers of these locally owned businesses on hand for all of your service and shopping needs. 7 Caloosa Belle December 22, 2011

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LABELLE AREA REAL ESTATE1.) Home prices can be financed for less than rent; 2.) You can receive up to 103.5% financing (no money down, no mortgage insurance) in Hendry County, Glades County and Lehigh Acres; 3.) Home prices are LOW LOWLOW; 4.) Interest rates are LOW LOWLOW. I I T D O E S N  T G E T A N Y B E T T E R T H A N T H A T DONT LET THIS OPPORTUNITY PASS YOU BY. CALL ME FOR ALL YOUR FINANCING NEEDS. IT TAKES JUST A FEW MOMENTS TO *PREQUALIFY YOU FOR YOUR HOME ( F R E E S E R V I C E ) *Subject to review; not a committment to lendALSO 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 WHY NOT BUY NOW? J J o D y e s s Loan Officer, NMLS #335615 Cell 863-673-8862 Email: jdyess@mainstreetapprovals.com 1 1 3 1 A C R E O R A N G E G R O V EH a m l i n s a n d V a l e n c i a s P r o d u c t i o n n u m b e r s a v a i l a b l e u p o n r e q u e s t S o u t h o f L a B e l l e o f f S e a r s R d $ 5 5 0 0 0 p e r a c r eO f f e r e d b y :S w e e t w a t e r L a n d C o L L C L i n d a D e k l e D a v i s L i c B r o k e r 8 6 3 5 1 7 1 1 5 3 S p e c i a l i z i n g i n A g r i c u l t u r a l P r o p p e r t i e s G G l o r y t o G o d i n t h e h i g h e s t a n d o n e a r t h p e a c e g o o d w i l l t o w a r d m e n ~ L u k e 2 : 1 4 M e r r y C h r i s t m a s f r o mS w e e t w a t e r L a n d C o m p a n y L L C 8 6 3 5 1 7 1 1 5 3 863-675-4500or 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 Beautifully renovated 3BR/2BA rental in a quiet neighborhood. $850 p/mo For more information call Ed Bosley, Broker Associate with Southern Heritage Real Estate & Investments, Inc. Visit us online atwww.labelleriverside.comWe would like to wish you and yours a Merry Christmas from all of us at Riverside Real Estate Riverside Real Estate45 South Riverview Street LaBelle, FL 33935863-675-2718www.labelleriverside.com S SEHA B L AES P A O L 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 $ 7 9 5 0 0 0 R E D U C E D Beautiful, rare waterfront property zoned Commercial w/2 homes $ 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 $ 2 7 8 5 0 0 R E D U C E D 3/2, 2 car garage, pool, 1.5+ acs. Boat slip, covered dock, 246' +/riverfront REDUCED REDUCEDSOLDMOBILE HOMES € 4/2 on 20+/acres in Muse $135,000. € 2 for 1 on 1 ac. 3/2 well maintained manufactured home + 2/2 mobile home. $100,000 € Immaculate 3/2 located in City of LaBelle on oversized lot, features woodlike flooring & carpet, master bath has tiled shower, overspacious kitchen and much much more. Priced to sell at $69,900. € 3/1.5 on corner lot in Moore Haven. $50,000. € Corporate owned! 3/2 manufactured home on 2.46+/acres. Features a fireplace, spacious bedrooms and much more. $44,500 € Immaculate ready to move in 2/1 on corner lot. New vinyl/carpet, tiled shower and tiled kitchen countertop w/oak cabinets. $25,000. € Handyman special! 3/1 on .25+/acre. $22,900. Call about our vacant land! LOTS € 40+/acres in Ortona $980,000. € .29 +/acre in Belmont S/D. Priced to sell at only $35,100. Possible seller financing. € Nice lot in Belmont subdivision $35,000. € Cul-de-sac homesite with plenty of oak trees for your dream home. Located in a gated deed restricted comminity. $24,900. € .60+/city lot $20,000. € 1.02+/city lot in Belmont S/D$20,000. € .80+/city lot in Belmont subdivision $20,000. € .70+/city lot $20,000. € 2 Montura lots $5,500 each € Call about our Port LaBelle lots! 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 € 1927-2010UNDER CONTRACTSOLD!!!COMMERCIAL/ INDUSTRIAL $20,000 per Ac. 2 to 3 Ac. Commercial out parcels in Port LaBelle, several to pick from. $40,000 and up Commercial acreage in Port LaBelle. Call for locations and sizes available. $89,900 1/2 Ac. Commercial Lot on Davis St. $95,000 Commercial Corner across from new soccer fields. New stucco, electrical & insulation. Partial remodel needs you to finish. $102,250 4+/Ac. Zoned PUD, could be commercial or multi family, next to store in Port LaBelle. REDUCED $169,000 1 ac on Main St., busy downtown loc. w/older bldg. $169,000 SR 80 Corner Ac, B-1 w/billboard income. $189,900 Vacant 2 ac. on SR 80, west of town $299,000 Commercial/Industrial Bldg on S. Bridge St. Over 4,000 sq. ft. Can be divided. $340,000 Cowboy Way 5 Ac +/Industrial. Will split, Cleared & Filled, Seller Financing. Water/sewer nearby $641,203 Railroad access in Moore Haven. 29+/ac. close to Hwy 27 &river. Water & sewer nearby. W A TERFRONT $119,000 Over 1 ac. on the river, Ft. Denaud Rd. $165,000 2/2 pool home with fantastic river views. Attached workshop $192,500 Ft. Denaud 1 Ac. $225,000 Boat docks are permitted. 3/2 plus den w/new kitchen &baths in 2010. Brand new wood flooring, appliances included. $295,000 High Elevation with long views, 5 Ac.$399,000 Highest elevation along the river w/600porch. 3/2 home includes RV garage & 2 car attached garage & an unfinished basement for future apartment. $550,000 Spectacular 7 Ac Pasture w/Oaks, 500 Ft on the River. Great investment, future land use 3 units per ac. $1,200,000 Riverfront pool home on 6.5ac. Updated in 2010. Granite counters, fireplace and stainless appliances. Irrigation, workshop, boat basin and 2 boat docks included. $1,300,000 Own a piece of history Historic Tyrell Gardens. Beautifully renovated 5BR/3BA home on 3.4 ac. with 800 ft of old and new river frontage. 48 hour notice required. L OTS & L AND $2,500 Port LaBelle Lots, Seller financing $6,400 Moore Haven Yacht Club $8,900 Mobile home lots $29,000 Beautiful .52 ac homesite in Caloosa Estates. Seller says SOLD!!! WWW.BELLEREALTY.COM B B e l l e R e a l t y C o B e l l e R e a l t y C o .8 8 6 6 3 3 6 6 7 7 5 5 7 7 5 5 2 2 2 2w w w w w w . B B e e l l l l e e R R e e a a l l t t y y . c c o o m m Terri Banky Lic. Real Estate Broker Associates:Shary Weckwerth, Stephanie Weatherford, Sandra Alexander, Lisa Andrews, Roxie Cisneros & Stacy Stevens C H E C K O U T A L L O U R L I S T I N G S O N L I N E 8 Caloosa Belle December 22, 2011 BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. (Dec. 9, 2011) – V olunteer USA Foundation and best-selling children’s author Jeff Kinney announced an entertaining writing contest open to students in southwest Florida. Kinney is well-known for his “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” book series, w hich combines funny stories about growing up with doodles and cartoons. “The greatest thing about Kinney’s books is that they make kids laugh – from the crazy situations his characters get involved with to his silly illustrations – he is hands down a favorite among young readers,” said Liza McFadden, president of Volunteer USA Foundation. In Kinney’s recently released book, “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever” beloved character Greg Hef ey is in trouble. When the authorities begin closing in, a surprise blizzard hits and Greg is trapped indoors with his family. Students in Lee, Charlotte, Collier, Hendry and Glades counties, grades 4 to 7, are invited to participate and create a funny story involving Florida’s very own storm season of hurricanes, tornadoes and tropical storms. The short-story contest involves simple illustrations or a comic strip based on the “storm watch” theme. “As a resident of New England, I’ve weathered a number of storms that have turned my life upside down for days or even weeks. I’ve found that the best way to get through a tough situation is with a positive attitude and a good sense of humor. I’m very excited to read the contestants’ essays on the ‘storm watch’ theme and see how they inject humor into their work,” said Kinney. Contest winners accompanied by their parents will be recognized at a VIP breakfast Friday, Feb. 17, 2012 at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa and is hosted by former Gov. Jeb Bush, Mrs. Barbara Bush and members of the Bush family to support successful family literacy programs in the southeast U.S. The students will have the opportunity to visit with the author and share their winning submissions. Entries must be submitted electronicall y to Contest@VolunteerUSAFund.org or postmarked no later than the Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012 to: Volunteer USA Foundation, Attn: COR 2012 Writing Contest, 516 North Adams Street, Tallahassee, Fla. 32301. Fifteen winners will be selected based on their writing and imagination. Winners will be listed at www.volunteerusafoundation. org and schools will be noti ed on Jan.27, 2012 in conjunction with Celebrate Literac y Week, Florida. For more information, call Volunteer US A Foundation at 850-562-5300. Celebration of Reading Student Writing Contest

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Sometimes love needs a helping hand.{ Hes relying on you. And you ma y need some help. n e e d s o m e h e l p Especially if youre E s p e c i a l l y i f y o u  r e caring for c a r i n g f o r s omeone w h ose h ea l t h requires attention 2 4 / 7 At Hope HealthCare Services, we understand your role a s a caregiver. We support all y ou do with our comforting c are„coor d inating me d ica l nee d s, exp l aining options a n d provi d ing emotiona l gui d ance f or you an d y our loved ones. Together, we can h e l p y ou b ot h ma k e eac h d ay t h e b est possi bl e Let Hope be there for you Support a t h o me co mf o rtin g C ar e re s pite f or Caregiver s co mp ass i o n f or Familie s Every day is a gift. Toll free 800.8 35 .16 73 or HopeHCS.org 9 Caloosa Belle December 22, 2011 Submitted photoUES December Students of the MonthFirst Row from left: Miguel Diego, Shandy Williamson, Brylee Perkins, Gracie Seavey, Ralph Hendry. Second Row: Edicia Rodriguez, Sandra Martinez, Paulo Hernandez, Julissa Casiano, Vladimir Vazquez, Angel Alvarado. Third Row: Geronimo Casiano, Myra Rico, Melissa Raya, Jeronimo Campos. Fourth Row: Yanira Hernandez, Katelyn Mann, Katherine Aguirre. Fifth Row: Ivan MartinezVilla, Staphanie Mendoza, Rachel Dipo Mckenzie Muniz. The December joint meeting of Hendry and Glades County Democrats will be held at the club house of the Moore Haven Yacht Club at 845 Yacht Club Way on Thursday, December 29, at 6:30 p.m. The two Democratic Executive Committees will discuss plans for a joint JeffersonJ ackson Day fundraising event, the Florida Democratic Party’s Vote By Mail campaign, the county caucuses that will start the delegate selection process for the 2012 Democratic National Convention, and what Hendry and Glades County Democrats can do in both the 2012 primary and general elections. Glades County Democratic Chair Ellen Hawk Geake and Hendry County Chair Joe Thomas extend a warm welcome to all interested Democrats especially those registered to vote in Glades and Hendry Counties to attend this and all Democratic Party meetings. All Democrats may participate in discussion, but only members of the Democratic Executive Committees may vote on decisions made at the meeting. For directions to the Moore Haven Yacht Club or other information, please call 863983-2922. Joint Hendry, Glades Dem meeting by Pudge LehmanWhen cutting up sticky stuff (like dried fruit) spray knife or scissors with cooking spray rst. Feel in a cookie baking mood? Freeze a few of each kind for later. Then you have a v ariety for unexpected company. This is for homes without children or a lock on the freezer. When I had three teenage girls (mine) and several teenage boys (not mine) it didn’t w ork....No lock. When I put the hint about ammonia on your garbage last week I never thought about the hard working garbage collectors. This could be hard on their lungs. Last week I rang the bell for the Salvation Army, there are lots of generous people in LaBelle. One was Don Pratt and guess what, he gave me a present of his own Guava Jelly... I love you, man. Another thing, teach your kids to put a little in the kettle. They look so proud to help others. If these stressful days of holiday rush give you a headache just follow the directions on the aspirin bottle. Take two and keep away from children. W itch’s Brew

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by Pat DobbinsThe Christmas Season is a wonderful and unique time of the year when generosity lls the air. People give with open hearts to their friends, loved ones and even to strangers. This sel ess act of giving nurtures love and spirit in our relationships. According to some researchers, people who give without expecting to receive anything in return and are thought to be the most psychologically healthy people in our society. Here are 8 advantages to giving: 1. Giving can create relationships An act of kindness and showing someone that you care emphasizes gratitude and acknowledgement of each other and thus is a critical component for establishing relationships. 2. Giving can intensify relationships Seeing the reaction of a person's face when you give a gift is emotionally rewarding. This intensi es human relationships as we share and express ourselves more to those around us. 3. Giving helps express our inner thoughts giving conveys and displays feelings and more particularly to those who aren't comfortable with the outward expression of emotions. Giving is a chance to convey a wide array of feelings, for instance gratitude, appreciations and thanks. 4. Giving creates memories by means of giving we come into terms with various ways to creating memories. Our own desires to care, show interest, share time, loyalty, honesty and by taking that extra step to do something special for a special someone (preparing a special meals, making poems for our loved ones or making a special gift as a symbol of love) are just some of the hundreds of ways we can share and create memories that last for a lifetime. 5. Giving enhances predictability Everybody is fascinated by their "abilities" to predict things. With children, in particular, predictability gives them a sense of security. Through the anticipated act of gift giving especially during birthdays and Christmas celebrations, the expectation of appreciation, in addition to acknowledgement of love, is created by the simple ritual of giving. 6. Giving is a de-stressor the real meaning of giving is centered on unsel shness sharing with others with no expectations of anything in return. It is about putting other people rstway ahead of ourselves. Giving takes the focus away from us, creating a more balanced way of handling the stresses in life. 7. Giving can create small miracles Giving reinforces love in everybody's lives. It creates some sort of "power" which in turn can create miracles (big or small). Your act of kindness could create a "pay-it-forward" chain of events. 8. Giving is good for your health Studies show that giving back to the community is a sure re way to raise endorphins. In addition to a change in mood, some scientists sa y that endorphins make our immune system stronger, lower blood pressure and could even slow down our body's aging process. The act of giving is an outward expression of our love that is rooted deep within our hearts. There are so many ways by which we give: giving encouraging words, listening attentively, offering a friendly smile, a pat on the back, offering your time and also giving material gifts. The physical, emotional, and material aspects of giving acts as an adhesive which holds us together and restores our love for each other, creates cherished memories that last a lifetime, strengthens human relationships and develops psychological health stability and happiness for ourselves and everyone around us. Christmas giving has psychological effects 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 WorkSheriff Steve Whidden And the men and women of the Hendry County Sheriff's Office Wish you a very Merry Christmas 10 Caloosa Belle December 22, 2011 Dunbar 60 LaBelle 54 The Dunbar Tigers visited LaBelle on Monday night handing the Cowboys their second loss of the season. The Cowboys were in the lead most of the game by as much as 11 points in the rst half. The boys came out 10-zero in the rst four minutes but could not maintain their intensity. Ian Kelley had a great night rebounding with 11 while scoring 7 points. "Free-throws and inconsistency on defense has been our Achilles heel" (Kelley). Braxton Ford nished the game with 24 points. Naples 59 LaBelle 54 Naples used a good second quarter run to get up seven points on the Cowboys. LaBelle had problems at the free throw line and missed a couple of opportunities to catch up late. The Cowboys will have a chance at revenge on Jan. 14 against Naples at home 2:30-4 p.m. The Cowboys will kick the new year off with Gateway Charter On Jan. 5 at Home. Tuesday: The Cowboys traveled to Gateway Charter to defeat the Grif ns 60-42. LaBelle had four Cowboys in double gures, Andrew Jean Baptist led the way with 15 points while Devonte Ray (14), Braxton Ford (11), and Ian Kelley (10). The Cowboys played all 14 players in the contest. The win puts the Cowboys at 1-0 in District play. Thursday: Bishop Verot traveled to LaBelle for the second district game of the year. Verot handed the Cowboys thEIR rst defeat of the season in a 64-46 win over LaBelle. The Cowboys put up a good ght for three quarters but fell behInd in the fourth. Cowboy basketball drops two in a row Submitted by Coach Armando A yalaSenior Kabrel Pino wrestling at the 160 pound weight class recently nished in second place at the Okeechobee Big Lake Classic. Seniors Delendio Watson at the 152 pound weight class and Wolfgang Lynn at the 138 pound weight class wrestled to an impressive 81 record at the Nova Duals in Miami. Senior Octavio Vazquez and Andy McAvoy sharing the 145 pound weight class both went 22. Coach Ayala said, "The Senior class is coming together, each of them have wrestled some stiff competition thus far and all should do well in the State run series beginning the rst of February." The wrestling team will take a break from competition during the Christmas break giving them time to heal and get ready for the next series of tournaments beginning January 7 at Island Coast. Senior line up performing at high level of competition Second Division reunion plannedFox Lake, IL The Second (Indianhead) Division Association is searching for anyone w ho ever served in the 2nd Infantry Division at any time. For information about the national association and our annual reunion in Reno, Nevada, from August 23-27, 2012, visit our W eb site at www.2ida.org or contact the association's secretary-treasurer, Bob Haynes, at 2idahq@comcast.net or (224) 225-1202. For information about the Florida Branch Chapter, contact Mike Davino at MDavino@ yahoo.com or (919) 498-1910.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. Community Calendar

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AQUA ISLES … 3/2 GORGEOUS SETTING ECONOMICAL LIVING Directly On The RiverŽ $ $ 6 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 11 Caloosa Belle December 22, 2011 Submitted photo/ Suzy SmithLES December Citizens of the MonthCitizens of the Month--older students--front row to back row row 1--Mayra Ibarra, Blake Chance, Jaime Deras, Silvino Guijosa-Bernabe, Johana Gomez row 2--James Wyatt English, Carlos Cruz-Pacheco, Rafael Trejo, Jordyn Perkins, Jesus Aguilar row 3--Daniel Angeles, Fabian Mata, Pedro Maciel, Martin Lopez, Maripaz Gonzalez. Submitted photo/ Suzy SmithLES December Citizens of the MonthCitizens of the Month--younger students--front row to back row row 1--Naydelin Gomez, Yahaira Leal, Mario Garcia, Isaac Perez, Bryan Corona row 2--Alissa Santos, Dawson Ellis, Christopher Aguilar, Jacob Rodriguez, Eryn Corbitt row 3--Tamara Gonzalez, Alexander Garcia, Max Lofton, Andrea Hernandez, Jacob Velasco, Lizzette Tapia absent--Viridiana Pacheco-Ortiz LES December Safety Patrol of the MonthStephen Howard

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12 Caloosa Belle December 22, 2011 Caloosa Belle/ Patty BrantThe Wisemen brought offerings of gold, frankincense and myrrh. From left the Wisemen are: Ryan Richards, Lonnie Howard and Darrell Harris. Caloosa Belle/ Patty BrantShepherds brought their voices of praise as well. They were: Glenda Harris, Sharon Dana and Martha Lofton. Caloosa Belle/ Patty BrantThe Story of ChristmasInnocent angels tended to the Infant at the Nativity. They were; from left: Chacey Wright, Kylie Petra, Stephen Howard, Gavin Howard and Lillie Howard. Caloosa Belle/Patty BrantTeamworkThe annual Christmas in the Park event may be sponsored by the LaBelle Chamber of Commerce and City of LaBelle, but it requires the cooperation and hard work of many groups, schools, organizations and individuals. For instance, three organizations pitched in at the pavilion during the event, providing the goodies to feed the merry band enjoying the festivities. Pictured from left: Rotarian Greg Gunter, Chamber of Commerce President Maureen Jordan and Karen Roach from the LaBelle Kiwanis Club. INSET: Kiwanian Brenda Bartnes serves hot chocolate to thirsty patrons.

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Garage/ Yard SalesMOVING SALE AQUA ISLES F11 12/24 SAT 8AM-1PM ‘ON THE RIVER’, BY THE DOCK EVERYTHING GOES HOME, CARS, BOAT, FURNITURE, TOOLS, HEIRLOOMS, ETC. NO KIDS STUFF Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze! For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Employment Full TimeMACHINIST~ Full Time Perm ~JOB RESPONSIBILITIES: Sets up, calibrates and operates machining equipment including manual engine lathes, shapers, jig boxes, brakes, grinders, drill presses, milling machines, and heavy duty presses to assemble and or fabricate parts and complex assemblies. JOB REQUIREMENTS:• 3 + years conventional machining experience.• Ability to read and interpret speci cation manuals, blueprints, templates and layouts.• Ability to read caliper’s, micrometers and gauges.• Ability to grind tool bits.• Ability to work shifts and overtime as necessary. Email: Jdooley@ussugar.com Apply online at: www.ussugar.com Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Railroad Locomotive Mechanic /ElectricalRepair of locomotive mechanical, electrical, and associated equipment to FRA standards Have knowledge of and ability to repair rail cars and their associated equipment. Be prepared to help when called out for derailments and train breakdowns. Carry out inspections on Locomotives, railcars and equipment to FRA standards Diesel Locomotive OR Tugboat experience needed Email : Jdooley@ussugar.com Apply online at www.ussugar.com Employment Full TimeAssists Mechanic in repair of vehicles and equipment. Small engine repairs a plus. Lubricates vehicles, wash and cleans, maintains work area. Must be 18 or older, drivers license check, pre-employment drug screen required. Apply in person at 475 Ridgelawn Rd., Clewiston Fl 33440 EEO Employment Full Time Employment Full TimeLooking for a talented, responsible barber or stylist 863-674-4701 Employment Full Time CCR Operator/ Mechanic Operate sugar cane milling tandems and related equipment from a central control room under the direction of the shift manager. Repair, modify and maintain milling equipment. Responsibilities: Operate milling tandems in a safe, ef cient manner maximizing sugar recovery. Safely fabricate, install, inspect, maintain, troubleshoot and repair cane processing equipment such as cane conveyors, hydraulic systems, gear boxes, pumps and turbines. Maintain all related safety equipment and tools of the trade. Must have in-depth understanding of the sugar cane milling process and a minimum of 4 years of experience operating and/or maintaining tandem related equipment. Basic computer skills and working with and interpreting graphics. Jdooley@ussugar.com OR apply online at www.ussugar.com Now Hiring Are you a talented Barber seeking employment? Contact Lorie 239-634-9828 Murphy’s Beauty & Barber 509 Main St, Immokalee How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. Employment Full Time Come Join Our Mission We are looking for experienced, dedicated and compassionate: DENTAL ASSISTANTS 1 year experience or Dental Assistant education required (Lehigh, Labelle, Pine Island, and Fort Myers locations). We are looking for candidates who exemplify our Core Values of Honesty, Respect, Teamwork, Professionalism, Con dentiality, and Quality of Care. We offer a competitive salary, incentive bonus and bene ts package. Interested candidates may apply at http://www.fhcswf.org or fax resume to (239) 278-3203. Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Shop here first! The classified ads Employment Full TimeDIESEL MECHANIC Alico, Inc is seeking a Diesel Mechanic for the Heavy Equipment division. This position will be responsible for performing maintenance and repairs on diesel engines used to power machines such as tractors, trucks, automobiles, and stationary engines. Must be able to diagnose trouble, disassembles engines, and examines parts for defects and excessive wear. Position requires a HS education or equivalent and 2 year’s experience. ASE certi cation and/or Diesel Certi cation preferred. Valid driver’s license required. Must be able to lift 50 lbs. unassisted. Quali ed applicants should complete an application at the Keri Work Center located at 10685 County Road 832, Felda, FL 33930. The Company maintains a drug free environment and is an equal opportunity employer. 13 Caloosa Belle December 22, 2011 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com

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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 Greentree 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 Houses RentLABELLE 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. PORT 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 New section. Large, new 3BR, 2BA, 2 car garage, 3069 NE Beechwood Circle. $850/mo. 1st, last & sec.. 954-873-3322IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA, CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 22-2009-CA-000005 NATIONWIDE ADVANTAGE MORTGAGE COMPANY, Plaintiff vs. AMY E. ARNOLD, et al, Defendant(s) NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated 6th day o f December, 2012, entered in Civil Case Number 22-2009-CA-000005 in the Circuit Court for Glades County, Florida, wherein NATIONWIDE ADVANTAGE MORTGAGE COMPANY the Plaintiff, and Amy E. Arnold, et al, are the Defendants, I will sell the property situated in Glades County, Florida, described as: LOTS 26 thru 53, Block 5 and Lots 1 thru 6, 9 thru 28 and 33 thru 48, Block 6, MAGIC CITY, according to the Plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 1 Page 17, in the Public Records o f Glades County, Florida lying in Section 1 Township 42 South, Range 28 East, Glades County, Florida. Together with that certain 2006 SCTB 64 foot double-mobile home bearing VIN’s SBHGA1060601487A and SBHGA1060601487Bat public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, at the Highway 27 and 5th Street, Moore Haven, FL 33471 at 11:00 AM. on 12th day o f Jan., 2012. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lie pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated: 12-7-2011. BY: /S/ Julie Yarborough Glades County Clerk of Court CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COUR T FLORIDA FORECLOSURE ATTORNEYS, PLLC 601 Cleveland Street, Suite 690 Clearwater, FL 33755 Telephone: (727) 446-4826 “In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons in need of a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding shall, within seven (7) days prior to any proceeding, contact the Administrative Of ce of the Court, Glades County Courthouse, 500 Avenue J SW Suite 102, Moore Haven, FL 33471, telephone (863) 946-6010, TDD 1 800 955 8771 or 1 800 955 8770 via Florida Relay Service”. apre ako ki fet avek Americans With Disabilites Act, tout moun kin ginyin yun bezwen spesiyal pou akomodasiyon pou yo patisipe nan pwogram sa a dwe, nan yun tan re.zonab an ninpot aranjman kapab fet, yo dwe kontakte Administrative Of ce Of The Court i nan nimero Glades County Courthouse, 500 Avenue J SW Suite 102, Moore Haven, FL 33471, telefon nam se (863) 946-6010 oubyen TDD 1 800 955 8771 oubyen 1 800 955 8770 i pasan pa Florida Relay Service.En accordance avec la Loi des “Americans With Disabilities”. Les personnes en besoin d’une accomodation speciale pour participer a ces procedures doivent, dans un temps raisonable, avante d’entreprendre aucune autre dmarche, contacter l’of ce administrative de la Court situ& au Glades County Courthouse, 500 Avenue J SW Suite 102, Moore Haven, FL 33471, le telephone (863) 946-6010 TDD 1 800 955 8771 ou 1 800 955 8770 Via Florida Relay Service. “De acuerdo con el Acto o Decreto de los Americanos con Impedimentos, Inhabilitados, personas en necesidad del servicio especial para participar en este procedimiento debran, dentro de un tiempo razonable, antes de cualquier procedimiento, ponerse en contacto con la o cina Administrativa de la Corte Glades County Courthouse, 500 Avenue J SW Suite 102, Moore Haven, FL 33471, Telefono (863) 946-6010, TDD 1 800 955 8770 6 1 800 955 771 Via Florida Relay Service”.405662 GCD 12/22,29/2011 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Mobile Home RentCRESENT ACRES 2br 2bath mobile home. $300 per month. Call 863-612-5214. LaBelle 2 & 3BR, Mob Home, oak trees, AC, Large deck, $200 dep. Call 863-673-3658. 3BR 2 BA near schools. central air, lot included. Owner nancing with 20% down. (863)675-8010 or (863)673-6467. BANK REPO’S Starting at $15,000 Mobile Home Angels 561-721-2230 Doublewide 3 bed, 2 bath on large lot. Owner nancing with no credit needed. Call Steve 863-675-8888 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 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 VACANT 1982, 60 Ft., Singlewide, Aqua Isles, 55+ community. Pool & winter activities. 2BR, 1BA, Laundry room w/W&D, partially furnished. 3 vehicle carport. Screened front porch, outside shed w/electric. Need park approval. Great shape! $11,000. Background check $50. Quick Sale. 2012 Lot Rent $449. Call owner at (863)675-0690 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 ~ 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 Are you having Hog trouble? 60 year old man looking for private land to hunt hogs. Will pay trespass fee. Will sign any liability release form. Giving hogs to poor families. Call Carl 207-478-4802 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 Employment Full TimePARTS RUNNER Applicant will operate a company owned vehicle to transport, pick up and/or deliver equipment, repair parts, inter-company and U.S. mail, of ce supplies, and supplies from vendors and between company owned shops or of ces. Position requires employee to have good organizational skills, communication skills and be able to navigate city streets ef ciently, operate a GPS mapping device and recognize by name and sight a variety of parts, materials, and supplies related to a garage and/or of ce. Must possess a valid Florida Drivers License, clean driving record, a High School Diploma or its equivalent. Applicant must be dependable, punctual, reliable and a team player. Competitive hourly pay, paid vacations, holidays, health insurance with availability to purchase spouse/family coverage, dental insurance available for purchase, all bene ts subject to 90 day qualifying period. Fax resume to 239-369-2267 or mail to HR, PO Box 3147, Immokalee, FL 34143. RAILROAD ENGINEER Possess a current locomotive engineer’s certi cation. Have knowledge of proper operation of locomotive and airbrakes. Maintain clear and proper with Conductor and Switchman. Ability to perform mathematical calculations pertaining to the job. Perform the duties of Engineer, Conductor or Switchman when necessary Ability to work the posted schedule with shift work and overtime. Jdooley @ussugar.com Apply online at www.ussugar.com Employment Full Time TEMP MECHANIC WELDERSix Months Safely fabricate, install, inspect, maintain, troubleshoot and repair conveyors, hydraulic systems, gear boxes, pumps, turbines, steel structures, chutes, pipelines, valves, vessels, pressure vessels. Utilize miscellaneous metal working equipment and processes such as arc welding, oxygen/acetylene, MIG, TIG and plasma methods to perform welding functions. Pass 6G Welding Test.Jdooley@ussugar.comOR apply online at www.ussugar.com Employment Part TimeHANDYMAN & DIESEL MECHANIC WANTED (970)708-9993 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 Pets/SuppliesJapanese chin, Toy Fox terrier. Half price, both AKC registered. Will keep till after Christmas pick-up 863-675-1571 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Apartments1 BR apt. on quiet riverfront, very private, furnished, water included, no pets, non smoker, adults only, $650 mo., 1 yr. lease 239-337-5859 LARGE 1BR + extra sleeping area, 1BA apt. Huge kitchen with connecting dining area. Fully furnished. Newly refurbished, painted, hardwd rs, etc. Cold C/Air. All utils. included. High spd. internet avail. W/D. $750/mo. Call 239-370-8532 Houses RentRIVER 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. Rental NeededI am looking to rent/buy 4 bedroom with at least 2 bath in LaBelle area. 239-645-1484 Apartments Apartments Houses Sale Hunting Property Public Notice 14 Caloosa Belle December 22, 2011 Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. Your new home could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds

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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 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 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 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 Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1698 2008 1224432-01000310140 Myleen Barrera Lot 14, Block 31, 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 Fourth Tuesday in the month of January, 2012 which is the 26th day of January, 2012 Dated this 14th day of December, 2011 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 405838 CN 12/22,29/2011 & 1/5,12/2012 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 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 1919 2008 1254432-A0000560100 Henri Wurfbain & Juliana Wurfbain The North one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 25, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 5095, 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 Fourth Tuesday in the month of January, 2012 which is the 26th day of January, 2012 Dated this 14th day of December, 2011 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 405828 CN 12/22,29/2011 & 1/5,12/2012 Public Notice 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Crystal l, 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 416 2007 1324229-A0000560300 Estate of Sarah J. Sawatzky a/k/a Rhonda Tanski The West one-half of the following described property as divided by a NorthSouth line parallel to the East boundary thereof: The South one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southwest onequarter AND the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter, excluding the East 178.99 feet and excluding the North 150 feet of the West 375 feet of Section 32, Township 42 South, Range 29 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for ingress and egress over the North 30 feet thereof. 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 Fourth Tuesday in the month of January, 2012 which is the 26th day of January, 2012 Dated this 14th day of December, 2011 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 405814 CN 12/22,29/2011 & 1/5,12/2012 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 769 2007 1224331-010000O0120 Estate of Earl B. Miller and James R. Reynolds 43 Hastings C West Palm Beach, FL 30384-0736 Lot 12, Block O, the Northwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 22, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30.00 feet thereof. 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 Fourth Tuesday in the month of January, 2012 which is the 26th day of January, 2012 Dated this 14th day of December, 2011 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 405816 CN 12/22,29/2011 & 1/5,12/2012 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice 15 Caloosa Belle December 22, 2011

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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 1678 2008 1224432-01000220010 Francisco Ramos Mendez & Irma Maldonado Bermudez Lot 1, Block 22, 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 Fourth Tuesday in the month of January, 2012 which is the 26th day of January, 2012 Dated this 14th day of December, 2011 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 405829 CN 12/22,29/2011 & 1/5,12/2012 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 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 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 Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Ella lll, 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 987 2007 1134432-A0000230100 Leon & Corina Sacco The North one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 13, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the West 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 5665, 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 Fourth Tuesday in the month of January, 2012 which is the 26th day of January, 2012 Dated this 14th day of December, 2011 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 405820 CN 12/22,29/2011 & 1/5,12/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Ella lll, 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 1272 2007 1224432-01000130030 Estate of Benjamin A. Aruca And Estate of Martin Aruca Lot 3 in Block 13 of Montura Ranch Estates, First Subdivision, according to the plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 3, Pages 37, 38 and 39 of the 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 Fourth Tuesday in the month of January, 2012 which is the 26th day of January, 2012 Dated this 14th day of December, 2011 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 405825 CN 12/22,29/2011 & 1/5,12/2012 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 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 Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 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 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 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 Crystal l, 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 1156 2007 1144432-A0002470100 Carlos Pelaez & Otto A Villamizar The North one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 14, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Lot 2895, 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 Fourth Tuesday in the month of January, 2012 which is the 26th day of January, 2012 Dated this 14th day of December, 2011 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 405823 CN 12/22,29/2011 & 1/5,12/2012 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1620 2008 1154432-A0002660100 Maria Egipica Martinez The East one-half of the southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 15, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the West 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 2648, 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 Fourth Tuesday in the month of January, 2012 which is the 26th day of January, 2012 Dated this 14th day of December, 2011 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 405826 CN 12/22,29/2011 & 1/5,12/2012 Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 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 Public NoticeREQUEST 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 Public Notice Public Notice 16 Caloosa Belle December 22, 2011

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Welcome to another edition of Computer Corner, the place to go for valuable tips aimed at keeping your computer healthy and hopefully saving you money. Feel free to write to us at computercorner@cprtools.net – you might just see the answer to your question in the Caloosa Belle! This week, we’ll discuss Virus and Malware protection. For many of us, internet connected computers are a primary communications link to the world. For everyone who uses the internet, there’s a fairly detailed list of things that are important speci cally for them. Computer viruses have been around almost since the dawn of the personal computer. As Windows is the predominant operating system, it is most heavily targeted by those who would seek to use *your* computer for their means. Emails with links or attachments are common ways in which users get infected with viruses or malware. Even the most experienced and savvy users can get infected. Since we can’t take the human factor out of computer use, it is vitally important to carefully select mechanisms to help protect your system. Virus and malware protection programs are available in great number, but be wary of the phonies. When making your selection, remember that you are entrusting the software with the protection of your system and your privacy. Do research and choose wisely. There are free and paid services and programs available and many do the job well. Just as many, however, are wolves in sheep’s clothing these actually install the viruses and malware from which they claim to be protecting you. Everyone’s use of their internet connection is unique. Because of this, we can’t make rm recommendations but it is important to select software from reputable sources. In no particular order, Microsoft, AVG, Avast, McAfee, Symantec/Norton and others have legitimate offerings to help protect your computer(s) from evil doers. Some offer free and/or paid subscription options with varying degrees of protection. This list is by no means exhaustive, and users should remember that no software can protect a user from their own mistakes. Being a well informed and savvy internet user is the best rst line of defense. To do your part in keeping your system safe, the bottom line is simple: Carefully think about links you click and software you run on your system. When in doubt, don’t. Running your system while it is infected may well mean that you are contributing to the billions of daily unsolicited emails (SPAM) being sent all over the world. Furthermore, your private information may be at risk. If you think you’ve been infected with a virus or some malware, contact a quali ed technician. This column is presented as a free service to the community and is for information purposes only. Neither CPR Tools, Inc. nor its employees provide any warranty about the content or accuracy of the information presented. The information provided is subjective and may not apply to your situation. If you are not comfortable with using or applying this information please contact a quali ed technician. The importance of Virus Protection 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 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 688 2007 1204529-A0000260100 Robert Dale Dunaway and Pamela O. Dunaway The parcel hereon described is situated in the Southwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 20, Township 45 South, Range 29 east, Hendry County, Florida, and more particularly described as follows: Commencing at the Southwest corner of said Section 20, being the Point of Beginning; thence N 05 degrees 25’10”W, (basis for bearing being the Sun Oil Company Plat, as prepared by Johnson-Hall Associates, Inc.), along the West section line of said Section 20, a distance of 1,486.38 feet; thence N 89 degrees 32’13” E, along the quarter-quarter section line a distance of 469.26 feet; thence S 05 degrees 25’10” E, a distance of 1,487.96 feet to the South section line of said Section 20; thence S 89 degrees 43’54” W, along said South section line, a distance of 469.40 feet to the Point of Beginning. Subject to a 30.00 feet road easement along and across the North boundary thereof. 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 Fourth Tuesday in the month of January, 2012 which is the 26th day of January, 2012 Dated this 14th day of December, 2011 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 405815 CN 12/22,29/2011 & 1/5,12/2012 Public NoticeREQUEST 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 17 Caloosa Belle December 22, 2011 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 Public Notice PUBLIC NOTICE CHANCE’S TOWING & RECOVERY, LLC. WILL SELL THE FOLLOWING VEHICLES BY AUCTION @ 340 N. INDUSTRIAL LOOP, LABELLE, FL. 33935 ON THE FOLLOWING DATES DUE TO NON PAYMENT FOR TOWING AND STORAGE CHARGES. PURSUANT TO SUB SECTION 713.78 OF THE FLORIDA STATUTE. CHANCE’S TOWING & RECOVERY, LLC. RESERVES THE RIGHT TO ACCEPT OR REJECT ANY AND/OR ALL BIDS. 01/02/2012 @ 8:00AM 1992 MERC VIN# 2MECM75WXNX610860 405848 CGS 12/22/2011 Public NoticePUBLIC NOTICE Pursuant to Chapter 298.12, Florida Statutes, a meeting of landowners of BARRON WATER CONTROL DISTRICT will be held at 2:00 P.M., January 5, 2012, at the District of ce on 3293 Dellwood Terrace, Port LaBelle, Florida, 33935. The purpose of the meeting is to elect one member of the Board of Supervisors and review annual reports. Landowners may cast one vote for each acre or fraction thereof owned, either in person or by proxy. Proxy forms are available by calling 863-675-0346, The Board of Supervisors will meet immediately after adjournment of the Landowners’ Meeting. This meeting is open to the public. Mark D. Colbert, Chairman 405193 CN/CB 12/22,29/2011 Public Notice by Margaret EnglandHendry-Glades Audubon Bird calls and bird songs are importan t components to being able to identify birds, notice their presence and observe their be havior. Many eld guides will include de scriptions of bird’s vocalizations using hu man words such as the “who cooks for you, who cooks for you-all ‘”of the Barred Owl. Unlike other common Florida owls, Barre d Owls are frequently heard during the day. Their various calls include crackles, hoots, caws and gurgles that have been describe d as sounding like a monkey or a buzzy rasp y hiss when they are agitated. Florida’s best-known resident owl i s called many names including Eight Hooter, Rain Owl, Wood Owl, Striped Owl and Hoo t Owl. The Barred Owl is a large bird havin g a pale lace with dark rings around the eyes, a hooked yellow beak and brown eyes. Th e head of the Barred Owl is round with n o ear tufts. Under parts are whitish with dar k streaks while the upper parts are mottle d gray-brown. There is horizontal barring o n the chest while the belly is streaked length wise. Feathers cover the legs and feet to th e talons. Barred Owls have a diverse diet whic h includes mammals, invertebrates, amphib ians and reptile which they usually devour er on the spot. Hunting generally occur s near dawn or dusk At night they have bee n known to be attracted to camp res or light s where they forage for large insects These resident owls are found in mois t woodlands, hammocks, cypress swamp s and along creeks, rivers and streams. Pop ulations are being observed in suburba n neighborhoods where they often build nest s in tree cavities. These highly territorial bird s can live up to ten years. Bonded pairs hav e been observed nodding or bowing to eac h other. In southern Florida the female will begi n laying a clutch of two to three eggs in earl y January. The male will bring food to the fe male while she incubates the eggs until th e hatch in about four weeks. The young owl s edge at four to ve weeks after hatching. If you would like to participate in upcom ing bird trips to STA5 or receive the October December 2.01 Hendy-Glades Audubo n digital newsletter, e-mail Margaret Englan d sta5birditig@embarqmail.cpm or call (863) 674-0695 or (863) 517-0202. The schedule o f STA5 trips through December 2012 and up coming Hendry-Glades Audubon program s is available on the HGAS Web site at: www. hendrv g ladesaudubon.or g Bird watching the Barred Owl Submitted photo/ Margaret EnglandBarred Owl at Dinner Island Ranch Wildlife Management Area.

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Caloosa Belle/ Patty BrantStudents for Science SuccessRecently, residents of the Verandah delivered a $10,000 check to LaBelle Elementary School to help set up a science lab. The money came from the Veranda Fund of the Southwest Community Foundation. Pictured from left: Jane Cooper, Rollie Comstock, Nancy Parvin, Carol Jameson, fth grade science teacher Fred Hubbard, third grade reading teacher and science committee member Katie Williamson and Superintendent of Schools Rick Murphy. In front: LES Principal John Baker accepts the check from General Manager of the Verandah Paul Martin. Roslyn Heaton is not pictured. Monies in the Verandah Fund come from .25 percent of resold home sales, which go go into the Verandah Fund. According to Mr. Martin, "Helping a child bene ts the child and us all." TREE SERVICE SOCIAL ORGANIZATION ROOFING ADVERTISING PAYS! HOME SECURITY EDUCATION CHIROPRACTIC CARPET CLEANING CAR RENTAL APPLIANCES &REPAIRS 18 Caloosa Belle December 22, 2011 Caloosa Belle/ Dale ConyersSteam powerThe machine you are viewing is properly called a Steam Traction Engine, christened so by early motive power developers in, God save the Queen, England. English farmers and road workers had workable units as early as 1830. This model was made by William Louis Riddle, Jr. of Muse. In the model trade it is referred to as one inch scale, meaning, one inch is equivalent to one foot, ie, the rear driving wheels are six inches in diameter, on the real machine they were six feet in diameter. Early units weighed from eight to 15 tons and those constructed as late as 1934 in the United States, weighed as much as 50 tons. Louis' model was begun in late 1964 and (completed to the present state) in early 1968. During 5,000 hours spare time it was constructed from scrap metals, etc, and the only parts not fabricated by him were the engine frame and cylinder casting, main drive gears (2), water pump, four valves and assorted nuts and bolts. The engine can be red up and run under live steam at approximately 70 psi. It uses considerable amounts of water and fuel is supplied by a Coleman Lantern butane cylinder, which will operate it for approximately one-half hour. Firing up requires about 20 minutes, and to see it operate under steam is a treat. It has been shown and operated many times at the annual South Florida Historical Railway Society meet, of which Louis professes to be "a behind in my dues member."

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O, Come All Ye Faithful www.first1bank.net300 East Sugarland Highway (863) 983-8191 101 S. Berner Road, Clewiston (863) 983-3003 301 Highway 80 West, LaBelle (863) 675-4242 11741 Palm Beach Blvd. Ft. Myers (239) 437-819124704 US Highway 27, Moore Haven (863) 946-1515To the Peace & Joy of Christmas!Jesus is the Reason for the Season. 20 Caloosa Belle December 22, 2011