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Title: The Caloosa belle
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: S.H. Stalls
Place of Publication: LaBelle Fla
Publication Date: 02-23-2012
Frequency: weekly
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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- La Belle (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Hendry -- LaBelle
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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)-
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After the good old fashioned fun of Swamp Cabbage, it’s time to add a little class to your evening. Denim and Diamonds, the LaBelle Chamber of Commerce annual giveaway, is set for Saturday, March 10. What else says LaBelle so clearly? Denim and Diamonds – a nod to LaBelle’s cowboy roots with a classy twist. Folks love the silent auction, Browse over the tables of silent auction items donated by local businesses. You’re bound to nd just that perfect item – then make your best bid. Not only is there the fun of the competition, but money raised goes to help your chamber work for you all year long. Get out your best classy – or classic – blue jeans for the costume contest. These are great opportunities Thursday, February 23, 2012 50¢ Plus tax V ol. 89 No. 8 With the Miss LaBelle Swamp Cabbage and Princess properly crowned, the big day just hours away! Swamp Cabbage is coming, ready or not. Swamp StompThe annual Swamp Stomp 5K Walk/Run will get things started Saturday, February 25, at 7:30 a.m. at the Southern Divas plaza. Awards and door prizes immediately following the race! Race Day registration is $30. Printable forms are available at www.caloosahumanesociety.org. Bring your forms to the shelter at 1200 Pratt Blvd. You can also register online at www.ftmyerstrackclub.com. Park activities begin after the parade.ParadeIt’s the biggest parade of the year and it begins at 10 a.m., headed north down Bridge Street to Barron Park. Be sure to be in town early since traf c on SR 80 and SR 29 will be rerouted around town beginning at about 9 a.m. until the parade is over.Park activitiesThe perennial favorite armadillo races by the LaBelle Rotary Club always packs ‘em in, along with lots of great food and a huge variety of booths. New this year! Kayaking in the river by Barron Park. Saturday, noon till 5 p.m. Browse through the booths and sample the great food all day Saturday after the parade and Sunday till 5 p.m.Car and Bike ShowsGet your motor runnin’! South Central Florida Car Club will ll Fort Thompson Ave., just south of Barron Park, with vintage vehicles. Take a stroll down memory lane with that classic Corvette or check out some SCF: Are you ready? File photoDowntown LaBelle. This weekend. It’s party time as the annual Swamp Cabbage Festival lets loose. From the big ranch rodeo that starts Friday night all the way through to the nal taste of swamp cabbage Sunday afternoon, this is the weekend LaBelle waits for. At the SCF, you’re bound to nd something to remember at each corner, like the 2011 festival with this once-in-a-lifetime royal smooch. 2011 Miss Swamp Cabbage Festival Olivia Luckey, left, and Princess Ashley Curry laid one on this lucky armadillo from the Rotary Club’s race. That’s Jack Millholland holding the little critter. (Note: No queens were harmed during the taking of this photo.) Caloosa Belle/ Patty BrantArts of the InlandCulture lovers found what they were looking for at Barron Park Saturday, Feb. 4, as the Arts of the Inland set up an arts festival. Painters, writers, woodworkers and other artisans offered unique works of art all day as singers kept everyone entertained. Arts of the Inland is a new organization that endeavors to bring all types of artists in the inland areas of Southwest Florida together. You can nd out more about the group online at www.artsoftheinland.com or call 863-535-6278. newszap.comFree S p eechFree AdsSee Page 4 for information about how to contact the newspaper Chamber giveaway: Big money, big funSee Chamber — Page 2 See SCF — Page 2

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Come meet Jerri, Carissa, Jamie & Brandi Along with all the other staff!LaBelle’s #1 Bar & Grill!863-342-8216870 W. Hickpochee Ave • LaBelle, FL 33935Live music Monday Thursday and Saturday Nights Home of the Top DrawŽ Bloomin Onion & the Daily Happy Hour 11am to 7pm The Prettiest Girls East of I-75 Plus 20 T.V.s to watch your favorite sporting events NIGHTLY DRINK SPECIALS Top DrawŽ Pitchers Tuesday $2 Domestic Bottles Wednesday $2 Captain Morgan Friday $1 Top DrawŽ Drafts 9pm to 11pm Saturday $6 Jager Bombs 9pm to Midnight Sunday $2 Bloody Marys CALENDAR OF EVENTSAll DayFriday Feb 24th Fish & Chips $6.99 the Hat Boys and the Decades 2 Caloosa Belle February 23, 2012of the real old timers the pride of Henry Ford and Studebaker. Everybody loves to gawk at these babies! A few short blocks east and you can check out a great assembly of the coolest motorcycles around. EntertainmentMississippi-based Crossin Dixon have made a name for themselves in only a short time by performing in front of over 100,000 people in 2006 playing the college and club scene. Since their formation in 2004, Crossin Dixon has averaged more than 100 shows a y ear. This group has shared the stage with numerous high pro le and national touring artists, including John Anderson, Merle Haggard, Jimmy Wayne, Andy Griggs, David Allen Coe, Craig Morgan, Steve Azar, Dierks Bentley, Restless Heart, Sammy Kershaw, Aaron Tippin, Bad Company, Confederate Railroad and Jason Aldean. After an introduction from a mutual friend in 2006, the band met record producer Michael Knox (Jason Aldean "HickTown" and "Why"). "I haven't heard vocals like theirs since Alabama," Knox says. "They really have something special." Crossin' Dixon is geared toward two things: entertainment and fun. The band is anxiously awaiting the release of their new single and new CMT video. RodeoHowdy, pardners! Friday and Saturday Feb. 24 and 25 it's the Third Annual Ranch Rodeo at 7 p.m. Cheer on the real working cowboys and cowgirls as they compete in calf branding, double mugging, cowhide drag, team branding, team sorting and bronc riding. Winners qualify for the Florida Cattlemen's Association state nals in Kissimmee. This is a true display of cattle and horse handing abilities passed down from many generations. Concession on site. Then, Sunday, Feb. 26, the youngsters get their chance in the Youth Rodeo to bene t the Hendry County 4-H. The Youth Ranch Rodeo begins at 2 p.m. Adults $5, young'uns under 10 free. For information contact Marlene at 863-6744092 till 5 p.m. or Lindsey at 863-673-5971.Bass TournamentSunday, Feb. 26. safe light till 2:30 p.m.; Caloosahatchee River LaBelle ramp. Five sh team limit, 12-inch minimum for tournament. Team fee $100, Big Bass included. Starting position determined by registration order. Trophies and payout at the park 2:30 p.m. Call Jim Roach 862-623-6026 for more information. SCFContinued From Page 1 but, let's face it, the big draw is the $5,000 top prize! Tickets are $100 each and entitle you to a great steak dinner for two including a 12 ounce steak, baked potato, salad, dessert and tea or coffee. Please call the Chamber at 863-675-0125 if you'd like to donate something for the silent auction. Tickets are available from any chamber director or call Sara at the chamber. Comfortable with a little glitz how's that for a combination? Get your tickets now and y ou'll be ready for one of the chamber's premier annual events. Chamber C ontinued From Page 1 Submitted photo/ Susan JordanHooray for Hollywood“Hooray for Hollywood – a Musical Revue” will debut at the Firehouse Community Theatre March 2 at 7 p.m., under the direction of Nick Fidanza. This musical revue will feature some of Hollywood’s best loved songs along with some fancy footwork performed by the Firehouse House Singers. Additional shows are March 3, 9 and 10 at 7 p.m. and March 4 and 11 at 2 p.m. Several of these dates are sold our already! Our singers include: Julia Beals, Barb Brandenburg-McDowell, Breanna Brown, Martha Pierce, Jesse Cuello, Ed Soulliere, Zena Gatch, Suzanne Hardee-Hubbart, Al Tagliente, Tina Kirby, Jean Wallace, Terri Lazar and Joe Wallace, Accompanying them on the piano is Linda Reecer. Choreography by Jenny Randolph. Several shows are sold out, so act quickly!. Tickets are $12 in advance. We cannot guarantee any at the door tickets. To purchase your seat, please call our box of ce at (863) 675-3066 or email us at info@firehousecommunitytheatre. com. The Firehouse Community Theatre is located at 241 North Bridge Street in historic downtown LaBelle. Please visit us on the Web at www. rehousecommunitytheatre. com. On February 4, Cody Suchomski went to Lehigh Senior High School to perform in District Solo and Ensemble. He performed a solo of Grade 5 dif culty, for a judge who then works with him on elements of his playing and gives him a rating. Cody received a Superior Rating and has now quali ed for State Solo and Ensemble because of the dif culty of his piece. He will travel to Broward Community College on March 30, where he will perform his solo again for State Solo and Ensemble. It is a great achievement and he is the only student who participated in solo and ensemble who quali ed for State. Submitted photo/ Reyna VasquezLHS student quali es for Florida State Band Competition

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LaBelleAnthony Lee Sanchez, 28, was arrested Feb. 20 and charged with aggravated assault knew or should have known the victim was pregnant. J. Hunt was arresting of cer. Joshua Lee Gonzales. 37, was arrested Feb. 19 and charged with possession of methamphetamines Schedule I, possession of cocaine and possession/use of drug equipment. J. Hunt was arresting of cer.ClewistonMichael Erron Kerr, Sr., 56, was arrested Feb. 13 and charged with fraud false statement to obtain unemployment compensation. H. Bledsoe was arresting of cer. Shaquille Donte Barber, 18, was arrested Feb. 13 and charged with possession of cocaine. CPD Of cer M. Thomas was arresting of cer. Manuel Valdez, 43, was arrested Feb. 21 and charged with grand theft $300-$5,000 and unauthorized connection to utility equipment. N, Krause was arresting of cer. Carlos Diaz, 29, was arrested Feb. 16 and charged with distribution of cocaine, delivery within 1,000 feet of a place of worship or business Schedule II. Mario Edgar Bedolla, 18, was arrested Feb. 11 and charged with aggravated assault w ith a deadly weapon no intent to kill and battery touch or strike. L. Beckford was arresting of cer. Eric Luane Westberry, 38, was arrested Feb. 15 and charged with possession of a controlled substance without a prescription. N, Krause was arresting of cer. Travis Dwight Salter, 18, was arrested Feb. 20 and charged with possession of marijuana with intent to sell, manufacture, deliver Schedule I and possession of marijuana under 20 grams. N. Esteverria was arresting of cer. Valenda Ruth Bitz, 50, was arrested Feb. 19 and charged with aggravated battery causing bodily harm or disability. McClelland was arresting of cer. David Morales, 22, was arrested Feb. 18 and charged with batter on a law enforcement of cer, re ghter, EMT, etc., criminal mischief under $200 and resisting an of cer with violence. CPD Of cer J. Pilon was arresting of cer. A rrests $500 REWARDFOR INFORMATION LEADING TO THE ARREST AND CONVICTION OF GUN THIEVES OR RETURN OF FIREARMS (RIFLES AND SHOTGUNS) STOLEN ON 2/15/12. CALL LINDA AT 863-517-1153 3 Caloosa Belle February 23, 2012 Four people, including two juveniles, w ere arrested Feb. 17 and charged in connection with the theft of jewelry valued at $2,800. Stolen pieces included a snake chain, cancer charm, ruby and diamond, pearl ring, wedding ring, ying and yang ring, tennis bracelet and a silver charm with diamonds. According to the sheriff's report, the jewelry was left in a handbag on a table outside a residence at 660 Comanche St. The victim had asked two juveniles to help her round up chickens in her yard about 7 p.m. Feb. 16. She stated she had left the handbag containing the jewelry on a table under her carport. Checking it the next day, she realized the jewelry was missing. A witness said she saw Paula Ferrer and Johnathan Cavazos leaving Capital Pawn Shop the next morning. A hold was placed on items at the pawn shop matching the description of the missing jewelry. Johnathan Lyn Cavazos, 20, and Paula Elizabeth Ferrer, 28, were both charged with dealing in stolen property. Two juveniles, Allen Scott Ferrer, 12, and Tyler Ferrer, 9, were arrested and charged with grand theft $300-$5,000 and dealing in stolen property. Juveniles charged in jewel theft Quick thinking by a citizen with a ready camera helped deputies nd suspected of stealing a storm cover grate off a drainage box in the area of Palm Ave. and CR 78 on Feb. 13. Resident Waddy Thompson snapped photos of a man and a woman attempting to load stormcover grates into the back of a brown van. The photos also showed the v an's tag, which was used to identify the v ehicle's owner. The vehicle was located at A sheley and Son's Scrap Yard. Yesenia Montalvo, 20, and Antonio Areniv ar, 20, were both arrested and charged with grand theft $300-$5,000 by Deputy H. Bledsoe. The report states that Arenivar admitted taking the grates, saying he lost his job and needed money to buy milk and pampers for his baby. The grates were identi ed as belonging to Hendry County Road and Bridge. Photo catches crime in progress The LaBelle Community Blood Drive was January 12 at American Legion Post 130 and had a very good turnout. The next drive will be March 8 at the post from noon till 6 p.m. January's workers included Ida May Wragg, Ann Schall, Mary Bartoshuck, Barbara Cochran and Diane Davis. The food was prepared by Bill Davis and cake provided by Mary Bartoshuck. Thanks to all donors. Blood drive March 8

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4 Caloosa Belle February 23, 2012Serving 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. by Pat DobbinsPublic Health means your health. Most people don’t understand what public health is or how it impacts their daily lives. By de nition, Public Health is the science and practice of protecting and improving the health of a community, as by prev entative medicine, health education, control of communicable diseases, application of sanitary measures and monitoring of environmental hazards. Many people think of the Public Health Department when they need to get immunizations for their children and family, but public health is a eld geared toward serving others. Public health professionals serve local, national, and international communities. They are leaders who meet the many exciting challenges in protecting the public’s health today and in the future. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention named the ten greatest public health achievements of the 20th century. Ten Great Public Health Achievements -United States, 1900-1999  Vaccination. Eradicates life threatening diseases such as smallpox and polio  Motor-vehicle safety. Reduces death and disability due to unintentional injuries through the formulation of policies designed to protect the safety of the public, such as seat belt and worker safety laws  Safer workplaces and prevents pollution of our air and land through enforcement of regulatory controls and management of hazardous wastes  Control and prevention of infectious diseases (Measles, HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, etc.)  Decline in deaths from coronary heart disease and stroke. Promotes healthy lifestyles to prevent chronic diseases such as cancer, heart disease, and diabetes  Safer and healthier foods.  Healthier mothers and babies  Family planning. Educates populations at risk to reduce sexually transmitted diseases, teen pregnancy and infant mortality  Fluoridation of drinking water and assures our drinking and recreational waters are safe  Recognition of tobacco use as a health hazard Seatbelt laws, u vaccines and uoride in our drinking water are all achievements o f public health. Public health debates are in the news everyday, whether it be the latest outbrea k of swine u or the eradication of trans-fats from entire cities. The vision of the Florida Department o f Health is to “Promote, protect, and improve the health of all people in Florida” and their mission is “A healthier future for the people of Florida.” Stop and think about what Public Health has done for you and the possibilities o f what it can do for you in the future. Public health: What does it mean to you? The “Memory Bus” one of the Alzheimer Association’s initiatives and it is a mobile clinic that is open to anyone who is concerned about their memory or that of a family member or friend. The vehicle is an innovative way of bringing the issues of memory loss and dementia to the public and it has travelled county wide. It is a simple test and takes a few minutes. The idea is to detect the earliest stage of Alzheimer’s. It is not only for seniors but for people of all ages. No appointments are necessary. The memory bus will be available at the following Hendry County Health Department Locations February 27, 2012 Time: 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m Hendry County Health Department 1140 Pratt Blvd, Labelle, Fl 33935 February 28, 2012 Time: 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Hendry County Health Department 1100 S Olympia Street, Clewiston, Fl 33440 According to the Alzheimer’s Association, 1 in 14 people over the age of 65 has some form of dementia and that number can increase to 1 in 6 for those over the age of 80. Early diagnosis and care for people with dementia, as well as educating those that care for them, is one of the strategic priorities for improving a person’s health and wellbeing. Memory problems can be common as people get older. Tiredness, stress, depression and certain medications can all affect memory. The important thing is for people to see k help if they have any concerns about memory loss. This event will allow people to talk, in con dence, with an expert. For more information, the national number is 1-800-2723900 for Alzheimer’s Association. Alzheimer Association Memory Bus coming W-2 Woes by Matt KindermannJanuary 31st was the employer deadline for mailing 2010 W-2’s as set by the IRS. If you have not yet received a W-2, don’t get too worried yet. You still have until April 17 to le your return or le for an extension. Typically, the deadline for federal tax returns is April 15. However, this year the 15th falls on a Sunday and the 16th is Emancipation Day in Washington D.C., so everyone gets two extra days to le. If you have not yet received a W-2, the rst step is to contact the employer. Because some employers have gone out of business, or relocated, start with calling the phone numbers you have, use the phone book or look up the employer on www.YellowPages.com. Other sites that have business listings are the Better Business Bureau at www. bbb.org and www.freeerisa.com. If you are able to get in touch with the employer, be patient and allow a reasonable amount of processing time to receive a W-2 in the mail. If you still have not received your W-2’s, or cannot locate a defunct employer, call the IRS at 1-800-829-1040 and be prepared to give your name, address, phone number, dates of employment and an estimate of your wages for the period missing. The estimated wages are important as we will discuss later. The IRS will instruct you to ll out a Form 4852, which can be found at www. irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f4852.pdf. This form is a W-2 substitute which you will ll out and submit with your tax returns as you would a regular W-2. If using a Form 4852, your refund may take a little longer to be returned to you as your reported wages are being veri ed. If you receive your W-2’s after you have already submitted your Federal tax returns, you will have to le an amendment using a Form 1040X, which can be found at www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f1040x.pdf. If the reported wages on your W-2’s are signi cantly different from what you estimated, you may nd yourself either receiving the positive difference in the refund, or paying the negative difference. For more assistance in locating employers or employment forms, nd a career representative nearest you by going to www. sw works.org and click on “Locations.” Matt Kindermann C a r e e r C o r n e r Career Corner Patricia Dobbins

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OKEECHOBEE TAX ACCOUNTING INC 863-467-1605 officeJUST MENTION THIS AD WHEN YOU CALL TO SCHEDULE YOUR APPT. AT EITHER OF OUR LOCATIONSLABELLE TAX ACCOUNTING INC 863-675-3848 officeTax Preparation Individual, State and Corporate/Business Returns* Electronic filing* Direct Deposit, (no additional charge)* Computerized Bookkeeping* Payroll* Quarterly Filings* Florida Notary Public* 15 years experienceColossians 3:23 And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men; Thank You, Sonja Jameson and Staff1 10 0% %O OF FF FY YO OU UR RT TA AX XP PR RE EP P 5 Caloosa Belle February 23, 2012 Submitted photo/ Mel KarauNew RotariansThe Rotary Club of LaBelle received three new members into their membership on January 31. Pictured from left: John Benkert, owner CPR Tools, Sue Benkert, owner-Of ce Manager CPR Tools, Ronald Stephens, Sr, Insurance & Massage Concepts owner, Maureen Jordan, Rotary Sponsor, Michelle Brunetto, Club President and Mel Karau, Membership Chairman. The Rotary Club of LaBelle meets every Tuesday at noon at Beef O Brady's. Submitted photoScholarship winnerDaisy Trio a LaBelle High School student has won a 4 year scholarship to the University of Virginia through the Questbridge College Match Program. This is a national scholarship program and only 9 students won in the national competition. Daisy learned of the scholarship opportunity through the CROP Program. School Board member Dr. Sally Berg and her staff at Florida Gulf Coast University work with area high school students, guidance counselors and principals to promote College Reach Out Programs. The Questbridge College Match Program is one of the programs initiatives. Daisy was recognized at a recent School Board Meeting. Submitted photo/ Bobbie SprattLMS Parent/Teacher OrganizationLaBelle Middle School's PTO will meet again on Monday, Feb. 27, at 6:30 p.m. in the middle school library. Mrs. Lynn Moore, librarian, will be the parent college speaker. Plans will be made for the Middle School Book Fair. At the last meeting, Principal Gary White spoke on "Where we go from here?" He addressed the next generation Sunshine State Standards, the increasing rigor for graduation and how it is more important than ever to take an active role in your child's education. Please join them and do your part for your child. Pictured are Ann McDaniel, winner of the $10 Winn Dixie gift card and Steve Maldonado, PTO President.

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Bud (Harold) MarshallMOORE HAVEN — Bud (Harold G.) Marshall, born March 2, 1923, in Chicago, Ill., to Harold and Emma (Dittmer) Marshall. Bud was a W orld War II Army veteran of Merrill’s Marauders in the Asia Pacific Theater. Upon return to the states, Bud learned carpentry and married Frances Vorel. A s a contractor in the greater Aurora, Ill., area, Bud built many homes and small commercial buildings, including four houses for his growing family. Later the family moved to Seven A cres in Big Rock, Ill., where Bud pursued his dream of farming. Bud raised sheep, geese, ducks, hogs, calves, rabbits, honeybees, corn, fruits and vegetables and three children. In 1975, he built a 31-foot trimaran and took it down the Mississippi River to retire in Florida. For the last 30 some years Bud lived on his boat or nearby, enjoying nomadic freedom to go w here he wanted, when he wanted. His three children--Sharon Hoerr, Steven Marshall, John Marshall—his ve grandchildren, his many friends, and his dog CrackerJack survive him. A memorial service will be noon, March 1, at the Meadowlark RV Resort, 1880 Williams Rd SW, Moorehaven, FL 33471. Condolences may be sent to www.brettfuneralhome.net. In lieu of owers, donations may be made to the Humane Society in his name www.humanesociety.org/.Susan Lynn Enriquez, 64LABELLE — Susan Lynn Enriquez, age 64, of LaBelle, died Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012, at home in LaBelle. Susan was born May 24, 1947, in Detroit, Mich. She is the daughter of the late David and the late Shirley (Mills) Newkirk. She married Toribio J. Enriquez Ramriez. She was a homemaker. She is survived by her husband, Toribio J. Enriquez Ramriez; one son, Matthew (Beth); sister of one sister, Glenda Buendia; four grandchildren and three greatgrandchildren. Calling hours were Saturday, Feb. 18, from 1 to 3 p.m. in Akin-Davis Funeral Home, 560 E. Hickpochee Ave., LaBelle. View the obituary and send condolences to Susan’s family at http://www.akin-davis.com. Check up on your health with this guide to local health and medical services. Remember, preventive care measures such as routine physical examinations and screening tests can help you avoid illness and injury down the road. DON'T LET PAIN INTERFERE WITH LIFE!!!!LaBelle Chiropractic ClinicKyle Studley D.C.Over 30 years in LaBelle € Neck & Back Pain € X-rays € Neurologist on staff 45 Bryan Ave.€ LaBelle, Fl 33935(863) 675-3427Family Eye Care sells electronic focusing prescription glassesFamily Eye Care has always been an innovator in offering the newest technology in eye care to the residents of LaBelle and surrounding areas. They are very proud to announce that they now have available Pixel Optics' revolutionary emPower! eyeglasses, the world's first electronic focusing prescription eyewear. They are the first and currently the only vision care practitioners in Hendry County to offer this new technology. The eyeglasses feature composite lenses with a thin transparent LCD-like layer, microchips, micro-machine accelerometers and miniature rechargeable batteries. With all this they have the same weight, feel and look of your everyday high fashion eyewear designs. The eyewear cost about $1,350 for a complete pair, which includes the frame, lenses, coatings, and all electronic components including a charger. "We are happy to offer our patients this cutting edge vision correction option. Bifocals or the reading power in progressive lenses often interfere with daily activity. Walking up and down steps is a perfect example. Being able to turn the reading power off to reduce it is a real breakthrough," says Drs' Parrish and Youmans. The microchip, micro-accelerometers, and miniature batteries are hidden discreetly in the temples of the frames. The transparent liquid crystal layer in each lens is able to electronically change and activate the near focus zone of the lens only when needed without making a sound or change in the appearance of the lens. Just touch the frame to adjust your view, or set it to do it automatically. emPower! offers instant, automatic vision correction for all ranges of sight, less distortion and wider fields of view compared to a traditional progressive lens. This gives you unprecedented control over you vision! Wearers can choose to operate the eyeglasses in three different modes: manual on, automatic and manual off. emPower! is shock resistant and waterproof. One charge of the battery allows operation for two to three days of use. Stop by the optical at Family Eye Care and let Tom, Natalie or Tracy give you a no obligation demonstration. No appointment necessary. Office hours are Monday-Friday 8:30-5:00, except Thursday 7:30-7:00. We also have hours on some Saturdays. 6 Caloosa Belle February 23, 2012 Obituaries Submitted photo/ John HollingsworthFashions and funSaturday, Feb. 11, the Church of the Good Shepherd held a Fashion Show and Luncheon. Mary Hollingsworth coordinated this year’s event, which was attended by over 124 people. As models she used people from the courthouse and Phill Pelletier was recruited to serve as emcee for the event. Tax creditThinking about private school for your child, but can’t afford it? Does your child qualify for free or reduced lunch? Great News! Step Up For Students (K-12th grade) Scholarship may help your family to accomplish this. What is it? www.stepupforstudents.org says the following: It is an initiative of the Florida Tax Credit (FTC) Scholarship Program. The innovative program provides K-12 education scholarships for qualifying lowincome students who are entering kindergarten or rst grade OR who attended public school the previous year. The scholarships give low-income parents the opportunity to choose the K-12 school that best meets their children’s needs. The scholarships cover up to a projected $4,011 [2011-12] for private school tuition and books or up to $500 in transportation costs to an out-of-district public school...the supply is limited and will be awarded in the order by which we receive completed applications. So don’t delay. Step Up For Students has begun accepting renewal applications for the 2012-13 school year. New applicants may apply in March. International Christian Academy of LaBelle (K-12th) accepts the Step Up For Students scholarships (www.stepupforstudents.org) and the McKay scholarship (www. oridaschoolchoice.org). International Christian Academy is a private school meeting the needs of the individual student, by placing each child where he or she will learn, grow, be challenged and succeed. International Christian Academ y is a ministry of International Christian Fellowship. It is located at 233 Clark Street. For more information concerning International Christian Academy, please, call Tracy Co at (863) 675-4227 or (863) 675-1112. Applications for the new school year are being accepted. Space is limited. Good ShepherdSunday, February 26, Rev. Sandy Johnson will of ciate at the 10 a.m. worship service. Church Briefs Public Issues Forums: Join the discussion! newszap.com Free Speech Free Ads

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LABELLE TOBACCOFull cartons $26.87 € Half cartons $14.95Located at the intersection of highways 80 & 29 67 North Bridge St (next to Little Caesars Pizza) Ask about our Loyalty Program and Truckers Discounts Open:9am to 7pm Monday thru Saturday and 11am-5pm on Sunday For more information call 863-342-8021 Keep the numbers of these locally owned businesses on hand for all of your service and shopping needs. 7 Caloosa Belle February 23, 2012 Submitted photos/ Suzy SmithLES January Students of the MonthCitizens of the Month--front row to back row row 1--Arely Morales, Sarai Cabana, Taylor Cochran, Anabell Erreguin, Angel Guzman, Omar Cabrera, Kimberlynn Raymundo, David Morales row 2--Sydni Farquharson, Maria Ramos, Alan Barron, Yahaira Cantu-Bernabe, Micaela Ramirez absent--Antonio Vasquez, Alexis Menjibar, Omar Sanchez Submitted photos/ Suzy SmithLES January Students of the MonthCitizens of the Month--front row to back row row 1--Taylor Hall, Alma Escobedo, Kimberly Maciel, Guadalupe Garcia, Yesenia Ramirez row 2--Devontre Smith, Rogelio Ibarra, Stephen Howard, Brenda Maya, Amanda Velis absent--Zane Marroquin. Submitted photos/ Suzy SmithLES Safety Patrol for JanuaryLeland Wilson 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.Second Division reunion plannedThe Second (Indianhead) Division Association is searching for anyone who 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 the Web site at www.2ida.org or contact the association’s secretary-treasurer, Bob Haynes, at 2idahq@comcast.net Community Briefs

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LABELLE AREA REAL ESTATE LOTS OF POSSIBILITIES for this attractive 6000 s.f. building on busy SR 80W. High traffic area near the Hendry/ Lee Co. line. Zoned for Light Manufacturing. A/C offices or entire building. 3 OH doors, front porch & 648 s.f. covered canopy. This 1.1 ACRE property is enclosed w/chain link fencing. Don't miss out on this opportunity! $345,000NEWLY BUILT 4565 total s.f. custom home on .47 acres in town. Zoned LB-B1 and conveniently located on 1st Ave. behind a busy commercial plaza. 3 bdrm/4 baths, upstairs and downstairs living rooms, game room, balconies front and rear. Lots of potential uses. $365,000 8 6 3 5 1 7 1 1 5 3L i n d a D e k l e D a v i s € L i c R e a l E s t a t e B r o k e r 300+/ACRE ORANGE GROVE Hamlins & Valencias, good production. Scenic property with great development potential. LaBelle/Alva area with County Road frontage O O 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 Riverside Real Estate45 South Riverview Street LaBelle, FL 33935863-675-2718 S SEHA B L AES P A O L€ Marilyn Sears … Lic. Real Estate Broker Completely renovated! 2Br/2Ba Manufactured home in city. $ $ 3 2 5 0 0 3Br/2Ba CBS on .84 ac. corner lot, screened porch and covered carport. $ 5 2 9 0 0 Move in Readyƒ 3Br/2Ba home, split floor plan and vaulted ceilings. $ 7 2 5 0 0 www.labelleriverside.com 20 AC, D/W fireplace, front porch, barn, pasture & woods. peaceful and secluded in Muse. $180,000 16.79 AC, South $75,555 26.67 AC, SOUTH OF LABELLE, $3,800 per ac.,can divide, Seller Financing 13.33 AC, S. imp. pasture $50,654, Seller financing 51 AC. Orange grove SOLD! 80 AC GROVE $5,000 PER ACRE PENDING Taking back up offers only50 ACRES South $3500 PER ACRE SELLER FINANCING! Will divide! CHARMING TREEŽ HOME in Double J Acres on 1 ac. $85,000.20 ACRES Adjoining Babcock Ranch in Muse. $79,000 300+/ACRE ORANGE GROVE Hamlins & Valencias, good production. Scenic property with great development potential. LaBelle/Alva with County Road frontage. 8 6 3 5 1 7 1 1 5 3L i n d a D e k l e D a v i s € L i c R e a l E s t a t e B r o k e rM A N U F A C T U R E D H O M E S $ 3 3 0 0 0 3/2 Mobile home located in Ortona. $ 4 0 0 0 0 Single wide on 5 acres horse stalls/barn. Completely fenced and two round pens. $ 4 7 9 0 0 3/2 sits on almost .5 ac. Located in Moore Haven. $ 6 9 9 0 0 3/2 in Moore Haven Yacht Club 1200 Sq Ft. $ 8 0 0 0 0 4/2 mobile on 2.29 ac. Home features fireplace and 26X40 barn. $ 8 5 0 0 0 3/2 MH on 5 ac. in Muse w/deck &detached garage. $ 1 8 4 9 0 0 Spectacular custom manufactured home on the water with river/lake access in Moore Haven. H O M E S $ 4 4 0 0 0 Old Florida style home in town. Remodeled with upgrades. Located on .5ac. $ 6 8 9 0 0 Adorable furnished unit in the Villas @ Port LaBelle. $ 7 9 9 0 0 Bank owned 3/2, huge oak filled lot with mother-in-law apartment. $ 8 0 0 0 0 Country home on acreage. Fenced property with five stall barn. Located in Glades County. $ 1 3 2 5 0 0 Clewiston home, 4/2 w/new in-ground pool, wood flooring &more. x E X E C U T I V E H O M E S $ 1 5 9 0 0 0 Beautiful 2 story home on 1 acre. 4/3 with additional bonus room. Property has irrigation and many more features. $ 1 6 5 0 0 0 2/2 pool home w/fantastic riverviews. Attached workshop. $ 2 2 5 0 0 0 Superior two story, recently remodeled, wood floors, kitchen & baths redone in 2010 on 2.5 acs. Boat docks permitted. Ranchettes S/D. $ 2 6 5 0 0 0 5/4 custom home. Completely fenced with lots of privacy. On 19.35 ac. $ 2 8 7 5 0 0 Historical home built in the 1920’s in the heart of LaBelle on 1 ac. 6BR/2BA $ 3 9 9 0 0 0 Beautiful Riverbend Estates home with long range riverviews. Very unique layout. Club amenities. Boat dock included. SOLD!!! WWW.BELLEREALTY.COM B B e l l e R e a l t y C o B e l l e R e a l t y C o .8 8 6 6 3 3 6 6 7 7 5 5 7 7 5 5 2 2 2 2w w w w w w . B B e e l l l l e e R R e e a a l l t t y y . c c o o m m TERRIBANKYLIC. REALESTATEBROKERASSOCIATES:SHARYWECKWERTH, STEPHANIEWEATHERFORD, SANDRAALEXANDER, LISAANDREWS, ROXIECISNEROS& STACYSTEVENSUNDER CONTRACT C H E C K O U T O U R W A T E R F R O N T H O M E S O N L I N E HOMES € Immacualte 3/2.5 two story home in desireable Caloosa Harbor Subdivision. Spacious master suite, seperate family room, living room, upgraded kitchen cabinets and granite countertops. $210,000. € Truly a gem! 1997 3/2 CBS home located in one of LaBelles most desirable neighborhoods. Open floor plan, vaulted ceilings, in ground pool w/screen. $165,500. € Custom built 2008 3/2 on 1+/acre located near schools and shopping. Move in ready condition. $124,000. € Corporate owned 5 BD/3.5Ba located in the City of LaBelle. Close to schools and shopping. $119,900. € Centrally located in LaBelle, close to everything. Zoned B-1 $115,000. € Country getaway! Well maintained 2.5 acres with 3/2 home with tile floor, new kitchen cabinets and countertops and much more. $110,000.€ 3/2 on 2.36+/acres outside of LaBelle. A little TLC will bring it a long way. $80,000.€ Coporate owned! 2/2 CBS home located in the city of LaBelle. Features a 2 car garage, screen porch and fenced back yard. Situated on corner lot. $74,900. € Bank owned! 3/2.5 2 story home located in LaBelle. Close to schools & shopping. Oversized lot, 24x48 pole barn, and much more. $70,000. € Investors! two rentals on .76+/of an acre. Located in LaBelle. Property includes 1 manufactured home and 1 small frame home. $60,000. € Nice 4/2 CBS home on .23+/acres in Lehigh Acres. Spacy kitchen and bedrooms. Located near SR 82. $58,900. € In LaBelle 3/2 located near schools and shopping. $52,000. € 3/2 on 2.87+/acres. Partially fenced, detached garage/workshop, spacious laundry room and living area. Stones throw away from boat ramps to Lake Okeechobee. $49,900. € 3/2 in Immokalee. Needs a little TLC. $40,000. We are happy to welcome Gladys! UNDER CONTRACT UNDER CONTRACT UNDER CONTRACT 580 S. Main St. • LaBelle, FL• 863 675-1973To view all our listings please visit our websitewww .newhorizons-re.com e-mail: greg@newhorizons-re.com Greg Miners Lic R.E.Broker Associates Delia Miners,Gladys Dieguez, Neal Livingston, Tim Gonazlez, & Hugo Vargas € Se Habla EspanolIn loving memory of Leroy Miners, Jr € 1927-2010SOLD!!! PAUL ROSER REALTORS239-564-2005PERSONAL ATTENTION WORLDWIDE INTERNET MARKETING AT WWW.PAULROSER.COM NIKKI YEAGER, Broker Assoc. Nikki@NikkiYeagerRoser.com 239/564-2005 PAUL ROSER, Broker Paul@PaulRoser.com 239/564-2002 $ 2 9 9 0 0 0 R E D U C E D 3/2 Riverfront pool home near park, boat ramp & town. All appliances included $ 1 4 9 0 0 0 2/2 on 1 acre/ lots of fruit trees +3 car detached garage. Great neighborhood $ 7 9 5 0 0 0 R E D U C E D Beautiful, rare waterfront propert y zoned Commercial w/2 homes REDUCED REDUCED REDUCE D Cell/Text BEAUTIFUL PRIVATE 40 ACRES with large custom home & doublewide mobile (mother-inlaw/guests). Lots of extras in house, including wood cabinets with marble counters, high ceilings (some tray), walk-in shower in master bath. 4/3 & game room. Charlotte Co.-IN MUSE. $505,000 Will sell 20 acres separately. 8 6 3 5 1 7 1 1 5 3L i n d a D e k l e D a v i s € L i c R e a l E s t a t e B r o k e r 863-675-4500or visit our website atwww.soland.com180 N. Bridge St. € LaBelle, FL 33935Sherri Denning Licensed Real Estate BrokerAssociates: Trisha Arnold, Tony Barnes, Emily A. Bates, Cindi Beer, Edwin Bosley, Gregory Bone, Lisa Cleghorn, Beverly Curtis, Keith Hall, Donna Kane, Paul Meador, Wayne Simmons and Denise Walker THIS QUAINT 2BR/3BA HOME is secluded amongst beautiful oaks and tropical foliage. Featuring a dock along the waterway and plenty of carport space to keep your fishing boat. With a bit of updating, this well kept home will be a delight for many, many years to come! $135,000 8 Caloosa Belle February 23, 2012 Hi and welcome to another edition of the Computer Corner, where our goal is to help y ou have the best possible computing experience. Today we’ll discuss memory and how increasing your system’s memory can often be the best upgrade you can perform. To begin, let’s distinguish between storage and memory because it is easy to confuse the two. When we talk about memory, w e’re talking about RAM Random Access Memory. The memory in your system is inserted into special slots on your computer motherboard. RAM chips are measured in megabytes or gigabytes. When we talk about storage, we’re talking about your hard drive. The hard drive is w here you save documents, settings, game scores, etc... Additionally, your operating system (Windows/Mac/Linux) is also on the hard drive. Hard drive capacities are measured in gigabytes. Getting more RAM into your system is a great way to increase performance, especially if you typically do many things at the same time when at your computer. Every time you launch a program like a word processor, spreadsheet program, internet browser etc..., the program is loaded into RAM. The more RAM you have, the more quickly programs will launch. The faster programs launch, the faster you’ll be able to interact with them. The amount of RAM your system can accommodate is dependent upon the motherboard manufacturer’s speci cations. If you have a name brand computer, the manufacturer’s website may be able to tell you what types and how much RAM your system came w ith as well as how you can maximize the amount of RAM in the system. Upgrading RAM is not dif cult but it does require you to work directly with the hardw are of your computer yes, that means inside the ‘box’. As always, if you have questions or are in doubt, contact a quali ed computer technician. That’s it for this edition of Computer Corner. Remember if you have questions or comments, please email computercorner@ cprtools.net. Who knows? You may have y our questions answered in a published article.This column is presented as a free service to the c ommunity and is for information purposes only, CPR Tools or its employees provide no warranty a bout the content or accuracy of the information p resented. The information provided is subject ive and may not apply to your situation. If you a re not comfortable with using or applying this i nformation please contact a quali ed Computer Technician. Upgrading y our System Memory

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E-Mail Crackercookin@ymail.comCome get your BBQ Sundae at the 46th Annual Swamp Cabbage Festival We’re at Booths 8,9 & 10 Right next to the bridge!Nathan’s Barber Cut’sWould like to welcome you to the 46th Annual Swamp Cabbage Festival A step above your normal barbershop!We offer hot towel straight razor shaves & vacuum cuts We are the ONLY barbershop offering shampoo’s!Senior Discount $3 off any serviceOpen Mon-Fri 8 to 6 • Sat 8 to 3445 W Hickpochee Ave • LaBelle • 863-675-3911 American Legion Post 130 Swamp Cabbage 2012 Weekend PartyF riday F ebruar y 24, 2012 Lounge OPEN TO PUBLIC 10 A.M.* ALL YOU CAN EAT BUFFET $ 8 0 0 from 4 P.M. to 7 P.M. Includes, Coffee and Ice Tea L i v e B a n d E n t e r t a i n m e n t i n t h e L o u n g e 6 : 0 0 P M 1 0 : 0 0 P M Saturday F ebruar y 25, 2012 Lounge OPEN TO PUBLIC 8am* American Legion Auxiliary Lunch from 12 P.M. to 2 P.M. Sandwiches Includes Chips, Coffee and Ice Tea all for $ 4 L i v e B a n d E n t e r t a i n m e n t i n t h e L o u n g e 1 P M 5 : 0 0 P M K a r a o k e E n t e r t a i n m e n t i n L o u n g e 7 P P M ? D i s a b l e d A m e r i c a n V e t e r a n s ( D A V ) C o m m u n i t y F l e a M a r k e t 8 A M 3 P M L o c a t e d a t M L K & S t a t e R o a d 8 0 i n L a B e l l e Sunday F ebruar y 26, 2012 *Lounge OPEN TO PUBLIC at 1:00 P.M.* ALL YOU CAN EAT BREAKFAST BUFFET includes coffee 8 A.M. to 11 A.M. $ 7 0 0 L i v e B a n d E n t e r t a i n m e n t i n L o u n g e 1 : 0 0 P M 5 : 0 0 P M Located on 699 Hickpochee Ave. (SR 80) (863) 675-1194Across from The Shell Gas Station in LaBelle, FL 9 Caloosa Belle February 23, 2012 Nurse Practitioner Susanne Bengston w ants all her patients be aware that she has just opened her new of ce, Bengston Family Practice, at 870 W. Hickpochee Ave. in Grandeur Oaks Town Center, Suite 1700. Susanne has built up an env iable reputation as a nurse practitioner since 1997. Before that she w as a registered nurse and started out as a paramedic in Hendry County in 1981. She received her RN from the Univ ersity of the State of New York and her Masters in Family Nursing Practitioner from USF in Tampa. In addition to primary care, Susanne can treat lacerations, minor burns, sprains, strains, do sutures and minor surgical procedures, and will see sick children of all ages. Susanne is offering more services as well. She can do labs for Cleveland HeartLab, to check in ammation levels in the arteries, a main contributor to heart attacks and strokes. She is also adding a weight loss management component to her skills. She said she is very excited about being able to offer the all natural PenTabz appetite suppressant and weight loss pill to her patients. Patients will recognize Paulita Urbanowski at the front desk. Their of ce is open Monday through Thursday 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. and by appointment on Friday. You can call at 675-0550. Bengston opens new family practice of ce Sunday March 4 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., (registration closes at 3 p.m.) Hendry Regional Medical Center will host the Hendry/Glades Community Health Fair. Since the rst health fair was held in 2003, thousands of residents of Hendry, Glades and surrounding communities have bene ted from the free services that are offered. Approximately 130 medical students from Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine as well as students from various Allied Health Divisions will attend to provide free medical services to our residents. NSU-COM Physicians, Community Physicians and other NSU faculty will be supervising the students. In the past, these students have discovered shocking numbers of newly diagnosed cases of diabetes, high blood pressure and other medical conditions identi ed by the health care volunteers. Follow-up information will be provided for individuals who will need continued care. Among the medical services offered are A nemia Screening, Tobacco Cessation, Vision, Blood Pressure, Bone Density, Mammogram Vouchers, Cholesterol Screening, Diabetes Screening, HIV Screening and Education and much more. The Hendry Glades Health Department will be on hand to give out free safety helmets for the children. In addition to the free medical services, vendors will have educational materials and products. Participants can nd out how to apply for free medication and other valuable information. A free bounce house will be available for the children to enjoy. Our local radio station, WAFC, will do a live remote from the event. Free food will be provided for everyone who takes advantage of our free services. Sponsors of the event are Ace Homecare, Everglades Area Health Education Center (AHEC), Florida Community Health Care Center, Hendry Regional Medical Center, Hendry Glades Health Department, Lake Okeechobee Rural Health Network (LORHN), Nova Southeastern University and WAFC Radio. Come to Hendry Regional Medical Center, 524 W. Sagamore, Clewiston. For more information call 863-983-1123. Free health care fair March 4 Susanne Bengston

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Altamonte Springs, Fl — Florida Nature Conservancy Scientist Kris Serbesoff-King called the drastic loss of common mammals in the Everglades due to Burmese pythons, reported by the Florida Academy of Sciences, “really scary” and worries about the repercussions for all wildlife and for Everglades restoration. The Nature Conservancy not only trains responders through the Python Patrol to capture pythons in an effort to contain the spread but is also working with national partners to develop U.S. policies designed to fend off the next big invasion. “Right now imported species are innocent until proven guilty,” Serbesoff-King said. “As a nation, we need to focus on preimportation screening -that is to say looking at what will likely be a small number of non-native imported wildlife that could go on to be harmful to the lands and waters life depends on.” Nature Conservancy scientists for years have been working on “risk assessments” for plants and animals coming into the U.S., a series of questions that determines an import’s probable impact on native species. It’s already been shown with plants that accurate results are possible with little interruption to trade. “For example, the U.S. Department of A griculture has just started in the right direction for plants,” she said. “There is no prescreening right now for wildlife.” The Florida Academy of Sciences report, called The Effect of Burmese Pythons on the Mammals of South Florida, was released Monday. “Prevention is critical as this report clearly shows,” Serbesoff-King said. “We have to gure out what the next Burmese python could be. Unfortunately, it might already be out there.” The Nature Conservancy is a leading conservation organization working around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people. To date, the Conservancy and its more than one million members have been responsible for the protection of more than 18 million acres in the United States and have helped preserve more than 117 million acres in Latin America, the Caribbean, Asia and the Pacific. Visit The Nature Conservancy on the Web at www.nature.org. ‘Glades losing native mammals Welcome to the 46th Annual Swamp Cabbage Festival Make sure to try those Swamp Cabbage Fritters! 20 AC, D/W, replace, front porch, barn, pasture & woods. peaceful and secluded in Muse. $180,000 300+/ACRE ORANGE GROVE Hamlins & Valencias, good production. Scenic property with great development potential. LaBelle/Alva with County Road frontage. BEAUTIFUL PRIVATE 40 ACRES with large custom home & doublewide mobile (mother-inlaw/guests). Lots of extras in house, including wood cabinets with marble counters, high ceilings (some tray), walk-in shower in master bath. 4/3 & game room. Charlotte Co.-IN MUSE. $505,000. Will sell 20 acres separately! NEWLY BUILT 4565 total s.f. custom home on .47 acres in town. Zoned LB-B1 and conveniently located on 1st Ave. behind a busy commercial plaza, 3 bdrm/4 baths. Lots of potential uses. $365,000 LOTS OF POSSIBILITIES f or this attractive 6000 s.f. building on busy SR 80W. High trac area near the Hendry/ Lee Co. line. Zoned for Light Manufacturing. A/C oces or entire building. 3 OH doors, front porch & 648 s.f. covered canopy. T his 1.1 ACRE property is enclosed w/ chain link fencing. $345,000 16.79 ACES $75,555 South of LaBelle 20 ACRES Adjoining Babcock Ranch in Muse. $79,000 50 ACRES South of LaBelle $3,500 per acre. Will Divide! Seller Financing! 863-517-1153Linda Dekle Davis • Lic. Real Estate BrokerWelcoming everyone to LaBelles Annual Swamp Cabbage Festival Have a safe and fun weekend. Sheriff Steve Whidden Hendry County Sheriffs Office 10 Caloosa Belle February 23, 2012 Submitted photo/ Mark SchoenwaldSponsoring beauty Newly-crowned 2012 LaBelle Swamp Cabbage Princess was sponsored by VFW Post 10100 and its Ladies Auxiliary and Men’s Auxiliary. Pictured are: Commander Bob Middleton, Sr. Vice Commander Chuck Wilhelm, Princess Abby Arnold, Quartermaster Mark Schoenwald and Chaplain Rusty Francis. Submitted photo/ Sonja CrawfordPaper clover winner!Tractor Supply Company is recognized for holding the “Paper Clover” challenge across the state to help raise funds for the local 4-H Program. Out of 37 stores the Clewiston store raised the most money in the Fall “Paper Clover” Challenge. The Hendry County 4-H Program greatly appreciates the continued support from Tractor Supply Company and its Clewiston store. Pictured from left: Eduardo Rosales (TSC Manger), Lenora Norton (TSC Employee), Stephanie Hester (TSC Employee), Liz Shaw (Eastern County 4-H Program Assistant) and Sonja Crawford (4-H/Livestock Agent).

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11 Caloosa Belle February 23, 2012 Submitted photo/ Nancy CantuCOES January Students of the MonthRow 1: Maria Carillo, Hilario Espinoza, Victor Prudencio, Axel Ozon, Jaime Cantu, Treva Ellis, Emmanuel Reyes Row 2: Lauren Bedolla, Justin Taylor, Tommy Leal, Maria Rodriguez, Martin Cuellar, Damian McMackins, Luis Rivera Row 3: Alysandra Luna, Brain Alvarado, Kayla Condon, James Timmons, Leidanys Barrios, Librado Quintanilla, Hannah Boone, Arvey Martinez, Abraham Zuniga Row 1: Pedro Soto, Kiana Rodriguez, Andy Moreno, Christopher Bahamundi, Armando Briones-Rodriguez, Eric Reyes, Lilia Jaramillo Row 2: Zarea Baker, Ethan Blanset, Karina Aleman-Popoca, Lane Rutter, Hector Marquez, Jordan Walker Row 3: Tera Goodell, Ana Desantiago, Vanessa Garcia, Sam Schall, Ramon Figueroa, Abby Barraza Not Pictured: Pedro Martinez Ft. Myers portrait photographer Jay Buchanan was named Southwest Florida’s 2011 Photographer of the Year! Buchanan’s win in the Portrait Category comes from the Professional Photographers of Southwest Florida for top scores he’s earned over three salon print competitions in 2011. Buchanan’s prized composition – one proudly dubbed Stand by Me also scored top merits for a portrait entry at the Florid a Professional Photographers state salon competition in Orlando. His score of 92 is a personal best earning Buchanan yet another prestigious state merit. About the 4th FPP Merit Portrait “Stand By Me,” he said, “This is a really big moment for me,” said Buchanan. “This portrait so perfectly embodies what I call the SHE factor,” says Buchanan: Simplicity, Harmon y and Emotion. Jay Buchanan is a native o f Ft. Myers specializing in portraits of high school seniors, families, children, business executives and pets in-studio, in-home or on location. He is the of cial photographer for LaBelle High School. Jay Buchanan Photography is celebrating its 22nd year as a Ft. Myers business. He is available to capture your most beloved images and looks forward to serving you. Photographer wins portrait competition

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This year we are corporate sponsors of South Central Florida Car Club and wed love to invite car owners and enthusiasts to join us for the 6th Annual Legends of the RoadCars will be displayed on Ft. Thompson Ave (Bridge St-Main St) and Bronco Dr. Its not just what we do, its who we are! We now sell New and Used Tires Plus we do Computerized Wheel AlignmentsWelcome to the 46th Annual Swamp Cabbage Festival And were celebrating 20 years of business in LaBelle! 12 Caloosa Belle February 23, 2012 by Patty BrantCaloosa Belle This year’s SCF Grand Marshal seems to be everywhere. A quick glimpse at most community events will reveal that Nikki Yeager is not only there, but she is likely providing a very capable helping hand. A registered nurse and active real estate broker, Nikki has an extensive background in business, having been director, dorm mom and trainer of the Texas Summer Gymnastics Camp and teacher/coach of gymnastic clinics and workshops throughout the Southwestern US. She was director and half owner of private gymnastics clubs in Texas from 1972-86. She also served as president of Gymnastics Association of Texas from 1984-85 and was installed in the Texas Gymnastics Hall of Fame in 1991. In Florida, she turned her talents toward real estate and has been devoting many hours to civic activities. For instance, she has used her RN experience to help the elderly w ith their medications and helped many change their bandages as well as transported those who are alone and in need. She has circled Aqua Isles Mobile Home Community daily, tossing newspapers from the grass or street onto porches for the elderly so they don’t have to use their steps. This special lady attributes her participation in so many activities to her high energy level. “It’s what keeps me going the way I am,” she explained. She continues by saying that money has never been a prime motivator for her. “I just see what needs to be done, and I do it.” Nikki is a natural born organizer. Case in point – the recent American Legion Community Christmas dinner that served over 600 holiday meals on Christmas Day. Nikki organized the routes for delivering the meals and soon had things humming along. Her favorite activities, though, are the ones where she can get her hands in the dirt. As a member and past president of the LaBelle Garden Club, Nikki has helped beautify many areas, including the City of LaBelle, Aqua Isles and Bob Mason Park. Her favorites are the bromeliads, she said, because they’re so easy and so colorful. Her love of plants inspired her to plant and landscape all around the City of LaBelle. She even arranged with Ace Hardware to donate aging and excess plants for her to distribute to those who would like to have them. Bob Mason Park on the north side of the Caloosahatchee is a much cheerier place because of the beauti cation project Nikki helped with. She even trained and became certi ed as an Emergency First Response Team member, again as a Registered Nurse. A transplant from Texas, Nikki didn’t take her time about jumping into LaBelle activities. She just rolled up her sleeves and got to know other folks who make good things happen. Nikki credits her mother with raising her to be independent and to understand that she “can do anything she wants to.” Mostly, for Nikki, that means putting out the effort to be of help and to encourage others to do what they can for the community. As an active member of American Legion Auxiliary Unit 130, Nikki helps prepare meals and routings for Christmas deliveries. Nikki’s love of children and animals inspired her participation in many Barron Park activities for children and her support for the Caloosa Humane Society for homeless and abused animals. This newly-chosen Grand Marshal is no stranger to the Swamp Cabbage Festival, having worked at many festivals, including providing service to the Pioneer Families and Dignitaries. In addition to her other civic activities, Nikki has been a Kiwanian, serving a term as president and as a director. She is active in all its charitable and scholarship efforts. Her big heart has also led her to be major participant in planning the annual Relay For Life, funding research for cancer. She has assisted with planning for the annual Chamber and other nonpro t dinners. She has a long association and involvement with LaBelle Woman’s Club and has been active with the LaBelle Heritage Museum, serving as a volunteer hostess when needed; and has been a major contributor to the Old Timers Dinners and its booklet. Nikki has even been an active volunteer with the Firehouse Community Theatre and in the Gourmet Dining Club where she assists in scheduling the rotating gatherings. City and county affairs have not escaped her notice and she keeps abreast of what’s happening through the many meetings she attends. As his primary caregiver, she has even taken up the mantel for her signi cant other, Paul Roser, in many Rotary Club events, spaghetti dinners for schools, Nature Par k cleanups, etc., as his health is failing. The time is short, though, for Nikki to share her considerable talents with LaBelle. She and partner Paul Roser are packing up to begin a tour in a big motor coach. The y plan to travel around, visiting relatives and friends they haven’t seen for quite a while. Still, they’re not completely breaking their ties. They plan to keep in touch via computer and expect to visit LaBelle now as snowbirds while staying active in real estate. It may be time for a change for Nikki and Paul, but this 2012 SCF Grand Marshal has surely left her mark on LaBelle and its residents’ hearts. 2012 Parade Grand Marshal is Nikki Yeager

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13 Caloosa Belle February 23, 2012 Some men will recall the luxury of going to an old fashioned barber, others may only be familiar with it through old movies. Nathan’s Barber Cuts, located at 455 W. Hickpochee Ave, across from the Log Cabin in the old Goodwill store, is bringing back that special feeling. Nathan Powers is well-known as a longtime LaBelle barber. He is opening his own barber shop again, Nathan’s Barber Cuts, along with Rick Pope, combining their skills to give you a pleasurable barber experience. Nathan has 17 years experience and Rick has 13. Nathan learned the business from his father, Frank Powers, a master barber in LaBelle for many years. In fact, he is a link back to the good old ways his dad taught him. Nathan is one of the few barbers anywhere who can still give you an impeccable at top, freehand. He’s also proud to say that he can “ x anything,” so if you have a hair disaster, go see what Nathan can do for you. Many will recognize Rick from local shops. Nathan said Rick has superb and precise cutting skills and is a specialist in oldfashioned hot shaves with a straight razor. The shop offers $3 off on any style cut for senior citizens. And get this Nathan’s Barber Cuts is the only shop in town that offers shampoos. Nathan invites old and new customers to come in for the “ nest master barber cuts in the area.” At Nathan’s all cuts are vacuum cuts. Nathan’s Barber Cuts is open M-F 8-6, Saturday 8-3. Just come on in and take a seat no appointment necessary. Nathan’s Barber Cuts open for business Caloosa Belle/ Dale ConyersRick Pope and Nathan Powers will be opening Nathan’s Barber Cuts. A Clewiston man was transported to Raulerson Hospital February 19 after a onecar crash on SR 78 south of Banana Grove Road in Glades County. According to Florida Highway Patrol, Larry McClennan, 46, of Clewiston was driving a 2006 Nissan SUV northbound on SR 78E when the vehicle suddenly departed the roadway. The vehicle entered the east grass y shoulder of the road and continued northeast across a service road before coming to a nal rest against a group of small trees. He was transported by Glades EMS with critical injuries. Passenger Shirley McClennan, 59, was uninjured. The FHP indicates that alcohol was not a factor in the crash and seatbelts were in use. Man critical after crash Your community directory is a click awa y newszap.com Free Speech Free Ads

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From the early 1900s and into the 21st Century, the Edwin and Lydia O’Bannon Family has held fast to the determination and community spirit that has marked its success. Missouri brothers Frank, Albert and Edw in had been looking for a place with a better future for their families and they found it right here. Edwin and his wife, Lydia, came to LaBelle in 1914. It was the right place for Frank’s sawmill. It was the right place for Albert’s medical practice and it was the right place for Edw in to raise his family. The fourth brother, Phannon, came for a while but never took to Florida the way the others did A jack of all trades, Edwin worked as a farmer, grader operator, became a foreman w ith the State Road Dept. and for a while w as a truck driver for a prison near the intersection of SR 80 and Ft. Denaud Road. It was Edwin who left the deepest impression on his adopted town. He was elected to the school board in 1926 and appointed Town Marshal in 1930. He preached at various churches and was a longtime member of the Methodist Church. Brother Albert was known as the “praying doctor” and some of the O’Bannon family were founders of the LaBelle Church of God. All the O’Bannon children attended LaBelle schools and have continued their family’s contributions to the community. In 1923 Frank’s son, Herbert, was an inspector in the rst election held in the newly formed Hendry County. Thelma, born in 1924 to Edwin and Lydia, graduated from LaBelle High School in 1941 and got a job at Riddle Field in Clewiston, where British cadets were trained for the war raging in Europe and the South Paci c. Her brother, Ralph, also worked at the base. Their sister, Irene, went to Georgia to work in a naval plant making ammunition. Lloyd had returned to Missouri but joined the Merchant Marines when the war started. Irene and Lloyd both eventually returned to LaBelle and remained here until their deaths. Mavis and Herbert also entered the service of their country. Paul’s sawmill was considered vital to the war effort and his wife, Oddis, opened the Courtview Restaurant catering to workers and servicemen from nearby bases. Paul was also a rancher, grew citrus and was a minister. In fact, military service goes back a long way in the O’Bannon family. Presley Neville O’Bannon served in the Marines during the First Barbary War. According to Wikipedia, “During the combined operations with the U.S. Navy, he led the successful attack in the Battle of Derna on April 27, 1805, giving the Marines’ Hymn its line ‘to the shores of Tripoli’.” A sword presented to him by Prince Hamet Karamanli was the model for the dress sword still warn by US Marines. Three naval vessels have been named in Presley O’Bannon’s honor. Phannon was involved in building the Herbert Hoover Dike around Lake Okeechobee. He eventually returned to Missouri. Herbert worked for EE Goodno before going of f to the war. When he returned he became Mr. Goodno’s assistant supervisor. Ralph was also in the citrus business. Many of the O’Bannon descendants still live in the LaBelle area and have contributed to the growth and well being of this community. Although some left to attend college or pursue careers, many returned to teach or open businesses. The O’Bannon family has been a vital part of LaBelle for almost 100 years. The O’Bannon brothers came to LaBelle looking for a better life for their families. In return, they helped make LaBelle a better place for all who came after them. PAUL ROSER REALTORS239-564-2005PERSONAL ATTENTION WORLDWIDE INTERNET MARKETING AT WWW.PAULROSER.COM NIKKI YEAGER, Broker Associate Nikki@NikkiYeagerRoser.com Cell/Text: 239/564-2005 cell PAUL ROSER, Broker Paul@PaulRoser.com Cell/Text: 239/564-2002 cell P a u l a n d N i k k i w o u l d l i k e t o w e l c o m e e v e r y o n e t o t h e 4 6 t h A n n u a l S w a m p C a b b a g e F e s t i v a l AQUA ISLES … 3/2 GORGEOUS SETTING ECONOMICAL LIVING DIRECTLY ON THE RIVER $50,000 … Next to boat ramp Internet Video: www.TourFactory.com/585634 Peaceful 55+ RIVERFRONT MH PARK with lot lease. By Owner 239/564-2005 or e-mail Paul@PaulRoser.co 14 Caloosa Belle February 23, 2012 Edwin and Lydia O’Bannon 2012 Pioneer Family Submitted photoEdwin and Lydia O”Bannon. Submitted photoFrank, Phannon, Edwin and Albert O’Bannon made their future in LaBelle.

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Rhodes Aluminum & ConcreteWELCOMES YOU TO THE 2012 SWAMP CABBAGE FESTIVALScreen Enclosures € Room Additions Carports € Awnings € Roof Overs Specializing in Complete Aluminum and Concrete Set-UpsCURT RHODES (863) 675-4627951 Industrial Blvd €LaBelle, FL Lic# CRCO 26278 Welcome to the 46th Annual Swamp Cabbage Festival MIMS Now in LaBelleWe build: Truck Bodies Custom Grills • Agricultural Pumps We weld everything!49 Years in Business! 90 Evans Road LaBelle, FL 863-612-9819 Phillip PelletierHendry County Property Appraiserand his staff would like to welcome everyone to the46th Annual Swamp Cabbage Festival PO Box 1840 • LaBelle, FL 33975-1840 In LaBelle: 863-675-5270 • In Clewiston: 863-983-3178 www.hendryprop.org 15 Caloosa Belle February 23, 2012 Submitted photoFrom Nashville to LaBelleAre you ready for some foot stompin’ Country music? Well, dust off your dancin’ boots, cuz Mississippi-based Crossin Dixon is ready to rock Barron Park this Saturday. The group has made a name for itself in only a short time playing the college and club scene across the country. These guys burn up the roads, averaging more than 100 shows a year. They’ve shared the stage with numerous high pro le and national touring artists. You can enjoy them this weekend then watch their careers soar! Submitted photo/ Tricia BoonePet of the WeekIt will be love at rst sight when you see this precious boy Lobo, he is a sweetheart! He is a neutered SharPei mix, about 2 years old, and just loves to go for a walk. He does so well with other dogs and is an overall great boy! Lobo’s adoption donation is $75. With an approved adoption application, you can take Lobo home with the following additions covered: Neutered, Rabies (4 months old), DHPPC, Heartworm Test, Fecal Test, Heartworm Prevention,Deworming, Flea/Tick Prevention and a Microchip. Anyone interested in Lobo or any of our other homeless pets can come to Caloosa Humane Society at 1200 Pratt Blvd. and ll out an adoption application or call 863.675.0997. You can also check out our Web site at www.caloosahumanesociety.org for more information. Thank you so much for your interest in our homeless pets!

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LostBASSET HOUND, male, stomach/chest is white w/ brown freckles. Friendly, answers to Fred. Lost on South 29 and G Road. Please call (239) 851-5594 or (239) 565-1566. Garage/ Yard Sales A ttention Quilters: Marcus Brothers Fabric Clearance Sale, 5 yard at folds perfect for backing or group projects. 1 yard cuts fat quarters scrap bags. All must go. Can be seen at Miss Patty’s Formerly Yours Consignment Shop 2 weeks only then its gone Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Garage/ Yard SalesMoving Sale Country Village 2008 Mariner Ct Some furniture, lots of kitchen and misc items. Fri & Sat 7am til dark Follow signs Special Notice$500 REWARD FOR INFORMATION LEADING TO THE ARREST AND CONVICTION OF GUN THIEVES OR RETURN OF FIREARMS (RIFLES/ SHOTGUNS) STOLEN ON 2/15/12 CALL LINDA 863-517-1153 Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean u p a breeze! Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds Love the earth Recycle your used items by selling them in the classifieds. When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds. Shop here first! The classified ads For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Employment Full Time Executive Administrative Assistant United States Sugar is seeking an Assistant to provide administrative support to our Executive Team. Please respond if you posses the following. •Of ce and clerical skills including knowledge of computers (Word, Excel etc.). •Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills. •Be resourceful and able to nd creative solutions for business problems. •Possess excellent organizational and time management skills. •Three plus years of Of ce experience. Position also entails community relations responsibilities Email your resume to Jdooley@ussugar.com OR apply online at www.ussugar.com Employment Full Time Employment Full TimeEXECUTIVE ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT United States Sugar is seeking an Assistant to provide administrative support to our Executive Team. Please respond if you posses the following.• Of ce and clerical skills including knowledge of computers (Word, Excel etc.). • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills. • Be resourceful and able to nd creative solutions for business problems. • Possess excellent organizational and time management skills.• Three plus years of Of ce experience. Position also entails community relations responsibilities. Email your resume to Jdooley@ussugar.com OR apply online at www.ussugar.com Employment Full Time For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Business Opportunities NOTICEIndependent Newspapers will never accept any advertisement that is illegal or considered fraudulent. In all cases of questionable value, such as promises of guaranteed income from work-athome programs if it sounds too good to be true, chances are that it is. If you have questions or doubts about any ad on these pages, we advise that before responding or sending money ahead of time, you check with the Better Business Bureau at 772-878-2010 for previous complaints. Some 800 and 900 telephone numbers may require an extra charge, as well as long distance toll costs. We will do our best to alert our reader of these charges in the ads, but occasionally we may not be aware of the charges. Therefore, if you call a number out of your area, use caution. For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Lawn ServiceGonzalez Lawn Service, LLC: Complete lawn care; pressure cleaning; tree trimming; and general repair. Lic & Insured. Call today for your free estimate! (863)673-6388 or (863)675-1166 Lawn ServiceGonzalez Lawn Service, LLC: Complete lawn care; pressure cleaning; tree trimming; and general repair. Lic & Insured. Call today for your free estimate! (863)673-6388 or (863)675-1166 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Air ConditionersAir Conditioner -Used3 ton mobile hone package unit $500. 863-234-9901 Computer/ SuppliesFast Dell Desktop Tower 3.4ghz Windows7 comp. Was $299 now $150. Call Tony. (863)517-2782 FurnitureDark wood round dining table and buffet side board Good condition. Table has a lea f for extended seating. $400.00/neg. (863)675-1410 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com ApartmentsNear Center of LABELLE 1 br. Furnished Apt. Living Rm, & Kitch. $550 per month. No pets. Sec. deposit required. 863-234-1153. 16 Caloosa Belle February 23, 2012 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Reading a newspaper provides the opportunity to get involved in your community.No wonder newspaper readers are more popular!

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NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS Florida Department of Transportation Project Bids will be received by the District One Of ce until 2:00 P.M. on Thursday, March 15, 2012, for the following Proposals: E1K98A Certi cation of Quali cation is not required for Pipe Desilting, Pipe Lining/Clean & Seal, Video Inspection in Highlands & Okeechobee Counties. Budget Estimate: $296,000.00 E1K99A Certi cation of Quali cation is not required for Storm Drain & Pipe Inspection & Repair & Surface Realignment & Void Filling in Manatee & Sarasota Counties. Budget Estimate: $500,000.00 E1L00A Certi cation of Quali cation is not required for North Port Mowing & Litter Removal in Sarasota County. Budget Estimate: $15,000.00 E1L01A Certi cation of Quali cation is not required for Long Line Striping & RPM removal & Replacement in Manatee & Sarasota Counties. Budget Estimate: $359,893.00 E1L02A Certi cation of Quali cation is not required for Sidewalk Repair in Manatee County. Budget Estimate: $100,000.00 E1L03A Certi cation of Quali cation is not required for Sidewalk Repair in Sarasota County. Budget Estimate: $100,000.00 E1L04A Certi cation of Quali cation is not required for Guardrail & Fence Repairs in Polk, Highlands, & Okeechobee Counties. Budget Estimate: $350,000.00 E1L05A Certi cation of Quali cation is not required for Miscellaneous Concrete Repair and Side Drain Pipe Repair in Hardee, Desoto, Manatee, & Sarasota Counties. Budget Estimate: $200,000.00 Complete letting advertisement information for this project is available on our website at http://www.dot.state. .us/contractsadministrationdistrict1/: or by calling (863) 519-2559. 410212 CGS/CB 2/23;3/1/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Denton ll, 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 2949 2007 4104329-03021030130 First Equity Funding Corp Lot 13, Block 2103, Port LaBelle Unit 3, 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 Third Thursday in the month of March, 2012 which is the 15th day of March, 2012 Dated this 1st day of February, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 409252 CN 2/9,16,23 & 3/1/2012 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 3153 2007 4104329-06021980120 Deano’s Full Service Inc. Lot 12, Block 2198, Port LaBelle Unit 6, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 109, 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 Third Thursday in the month of March, 2012 which is the 15th day of March, 2012 Dated this 1st day of February, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 409241 CN 2/9,16,23 & 3/1/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 2011-CA-000651 SUNCOAST SCHOOLS FEDERAL CREDIT UNION, Whose address is: P.O. Box 11904, Tampa, FL 33680 Plaintiff v. DON EUGENE ROSS JR. A/K/A DON E. ROSS; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF DON EUGENE ROSS JR. A/K/A DON E. ROSS N/K/A PATRICIA CRITTENDEN ROSS, ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAME INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANTS WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHE R CLAIMANTS; TENANT #1; TENANT #2, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given, pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure for Plaintiff entered in this cause, in the Circuit Court of HENDRY County, Florida; I will sell the property situated in HENDRY County, Florida described as: LOT 2, BLOCK G, FORT DENAUD ACRES, UNIT 2, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOO K 4, PAGE 69, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDR Y COUNTY, FLORIDA. and commonly known as: 4065 Ft. Adams Avenue, Labelle, Florida 33935, at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, in the second oor lobby Clerk of Courts Of ce, C.E. Hall Building, Administration Area LaBelle Courthouse Complex, 25 E. Hickpoochee Ave., LaBelle, FL 33935, on March 14, 2012, at 11:00 A.M. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST TN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. DISABILTY LANGUAGE: If you are a individual with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. For further information please contact Sheila Mann, Court Operations Manager, Phone: (239) 533-1723, Fax: (239) 485-1014, smann@ca.cjis20.org at least seven (7) days before your scheduled court appearance or other court activity, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. Dated this February 13, 2012. BARBARA S. BUTLE R Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /S/ J. Bevis Deputy Cler k 410138 CN 2/23;3/1/2012 NOTICE OF WORKSHOP/ SPECIAL MEETING OF THE CENTRAL COUNTY WATER CONTROL DISTRICT Notice is hereby given that the Board of Supervisors of the Central County Water Control District will hold a workshop/special meeting on Wednesday, February 29, 2012 at 7pm at the CCWCD Conference Room, 475 S. Cabbage Palm St. Montura Ranch Estates. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss the loan commitment letters, proposed SFWMD water storage agreement, street lights, and signage, and any other business that may come before the Board. SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: IF YOU REQUIRE SPECIAL AID OR SERVICES AS ADDRESSED IN THE AMERICAN DISABILITIES ACT, PLEASE CONTACT THE DISTRICT CLERK’S OFFICE AT (863)983-5797, NO LESS THAN FIVE (5) DAYS PRIOR TO THE ABOVE STATED DATE. CENTRAL COUNTY WATER CONTROL DISTRICT 408715 CN 2/9,16,23/2012 PUBLIC NOTICE The Glades County Sheriff’s Of ce has found four horses from the Muse area and one from the Lakeport area. Please contact Sergeant David Hardin at 863-946-1600 if you have any information or to retrieve the horses. 409860 CGS 2/16,23;3/1/2012 NOTICE TO PUBLIC The Hendry County Hospital Authority Board of Directors will conduct their monthly Board meeting on Monday, February 27, 2012 at meeting on Friday, January 20, 2012 at 1:00 pm in the Conference Room at Hendry Regional Medical Center, 524 W. Sagamore Avenue, Clewiston, FL 33440. The public is invited to attend. 410103 CN 2/23/2012 LEGAL NOTICE The following vehicles will be sold at public auction at Clewiston Towing 600 E Sugarland Hwy Clewiston Fl 33440 on March 5, 2012 at 10:00a.m.: 1997 Isuzu, VIN: JACDJ58V8V7900539 2001 Chevy, VIN: 1GNCS18W31K117817 We have the right to refuse any and all bids 410558 CN 2/23/2012 ApartmentsGreentree South Apartments A Farm Labor Rental Community Available for Immediate Occupancy 2 & 3 Bedroom Apartments • Must earn a minimum of $3998 from agricultural or farm labor activities •Spacious Apartment in quiet, country setting •Full time bilingual Site Manager •Community Room, Tot lot, Playground, Activities • Sewer and trash included in rent no additional charge to resident • Handicap units available •Rental rates starting at $602 Call 675-0313 TDD #1-800-955-8771 40 Greentree Drive, #101, LaBelle 9:00 AM -5:00 PM, Mon-Fri Equal Housing Opportunity Houses RentLABELLE 2BR cottage in city limits, Furnished, large yard with patio area & picket fence, old Oak trees. $525/month. Call 863675-0104 evenings. LABELLE River front, 2br, 2ba, FR, LR, DR, Pool, $1250 + dep. (317)371-3171 Labelle 2/1, Laminate wood/tile oors, newer kitchen, nice fenced back yard w/large oak trees. $600 mo. + sec. dep. (863)673-8862 River front 4BR 2BA, of ce, 2 car garage, on 3 acres, eat in kitchen, great room, screened porch, large covered boat dock. $1200/mo. First/sec. dep. (801)664-9530. RIVER HOMENear Clewiston, Hwy 80, boatyard, golf course, 2 BR, 2 BA, Large private yard. Ref’s req. $850 mo. (970)708-9993. Storage Space RentLABELLE RENT-A-SPACE Cowboy Way & Kennedy Blvd. Monthly includes tax: 5’x10’ $42.80; 8’x10’ $53.50;10’x10’ $58.85; 8’x25’ $96.30; 24 hr access $25 returnable key deposit. 863-675-2392 Storage Space RentA Load & Lock Storage5775 SR 80 • LaBelle, FL863-674-1876Alarmed Units • Security Cameras • Outside Storage Mobile Storage • 5x5 up to 10x30 Units • A/C Units Penske Truck RentalsBring this ad and receive $50 off rst months rent For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Houses Sale IDEAL FAMILY VACATION HOME/ BUSINESS RETREAT20 ACRE RANCH(7 miles from LaBelle) 5/4 Ranch/home ~ Built 2004 ~ 2800 SF Wooded, Fenced, Pond, Paved Road~ OPEN HOUSE ~2/25 & 2/26 • Noon to 6 PM Ideal for homestead... Vacation home... Family holiday... Week-end retreat...etc. SO MANY POSSIBILITIES! OWN YOUR OWN RANCH or go partners with friends... family... business associates... church members. Raise your own cattle. Ride your horse. Park your RV. View Deer and Wild Turkey from your living room. MOTIVATED SELLER... PRICED TO SELL $265,000 Call Sandra Alexander 863-673-0989 asap for appt only Open House Lic. RE Agent for Belle Realty Houses SaleHouse on 5 +/acres, 3bedroom 2 bath, block house south of LaBelle 863-673-2308 Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž Your next job could be in todays classifieds. Did you look for it? Hunting PropertyRetired professional and Ft. Myers resident interested in securing a few acres to hunt wild turkey in March, 2012. Willing to rent/lease land by day, week, season, or year. Also would be interested in hunting boar and deer. Call (239) 849-3369; or bllcumming@yahoo.com Lots SaleLABELLE Corner lot, city water, septic, & fence. Ready for Mobile/Motor home. $5,500. 941-302-0673. Houses Sale For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Mobile Home RentLaBelle 2 BR, Mob Home, oak trees, AC, Large deck, $200 dep. Call 863-673-3658. Mobile HomeSale3BR 2 BA near schools. central air, lot included. Owner nancing with 20% down. (863)675-8010 or (863)673-6467. All new doublewide and singlewide mobile homes on sale. Overnight credit approval with your average credit. Low down payments and low monthly payments available. Call Steve 863-675-8888 Aqua Isle Adult Park 2br, 1 bath. 1 bed, dresser, washer/dryer, screen porch, utility room, carport, corner lot. Selling due to illness $5500 OBO 863-843-5097 Bank repo, must sell 3br, 2bath. No credit needed Bad credit accepted. Call Steve or Larry 863-675-8888 Bank repo. Must sell with low down payment. Only $49,900 on beautiful half acre lot near town. Large deck, concrete driveway, easy credit approval. Call Steve 863-675-8888 BANK REPO’S Starting at $15,000 Mobile Home Angels 561-721-2230 Doublewide 3br, 2bath located in very nice subdivision. $55,900 with a low down payment. Easy to qualify with your good credit. Call Larry 863-675-8888 LABELLE 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! $7,000. Background check $50. Lot Rent $449. Call owner at (863)675-0690 Large 3br, 2bath doublewide located on 2.5 acres on Case Road. Ready to move in. Overnight nancing available with your good credit and reasonable down payment. Call Larry 863-675-8888 Large doublewide 5br, 3bath on half acre lot in Horseshoe Acres. Ready to move in. Overnight credit approval like buying a car. Call Larry 863-673-4325 MUSE 3 br./2 ba. Doublewide on 1 acre. Partially furnished. Fenced with lrg. metal shed. Call: 239-465-1580 or 239-289-3368. Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. Mobile HomeSaleOnly $45,900 owner nancing available with $5,000 down. Ready to move in. Instant approval. Call Larry or Steve 863-675-8888 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Fifth WheelsCoachman Catalina 1997, 36 ft 5th wheel, 2 slides outs, carport, 10x20 lanai, aluminum roof. LaBelle Wood RV Resort Asking $17,999 Call 610-393-4478 Travel Trailers2010 Premier Travel Trailer, 35’, self contained, 2 slide outs, central air, awning, mint condition. $20,900, Call (561) 684-5836 23’ Jayco Travel Trailor, with 30’ addition. LR/DR, BR, full size appliances, 2 out sheds. Fully furnished $6,000, unfurnished $3,500. Call (863) 843-0310 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Automobiles 2005 VOLKSWAGEN BUG CONVERTIBLE dark blue/black convertible top, new tires, new battery, garage kept, 4-cylinder, air bags, air conditioning, alarm system, automatic transmission, alloy wheels, bucket seats, cruise control, heated seats, rear defrost, anti-lock brakes, CD, leather, power locks, convertible, loaded, tinted windows $9,875 /neg (863)902-0101 Golf CartsGolf cart -Club Car Electric, 2 yr old batteries. Roof, windshield, charger, storage cover. Asking $1500. 610-393-4478 John Deere Gator 2001 model, 6x4 Starts and runs good $2750 863-675-3330 When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. Sport UtilityHyundai Tucson 2005, GLS Sport Utility 4D. 49,500 miles. Asking $8,500 Call 610-393-6326 or 393-4478 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. 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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Winder Vl, 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 2826 2007 4104329-0202430120 John C. Swearingen Lot 12, Block 2043, Port LaBelle Unit 2, 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 Third Thursday in the month of March, 2012 which is the 15th day of March, 2012 Dated this 1st day of February, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 409281 CN 2/9,16,23 & 3/1/2012 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 2436 2008 1074433-03000020110 GAME Investments, Inc. Lot 11, Block 2, Woodland Subdivision, accor ding to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 4, Pages 1 and 2, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fifth Thursday in the month of March, 2012 which is the 29th day of March, 2012 Dated this 15th day of February, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 410316 CN 2/23, & 3/1,8,15/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Denton ll, 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 3039 2008 4104329-03021360340 John C. Swearingen Lot 34, Block 2136, 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 Fifth Thursday in the month of March, 2012 which is the 29th day of March, 2012 Dated this 15th day of February, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 410315 CN 2/23, & 3/1,8,15/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Denton II, 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 2950 2007 4104329-03021030140 First Equity Funding Corp Lot 14, Block 2103, 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 Third Thursday in the month of March, 2012 which is the 15th day of March, 2012 Dated this 1st day of February, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 409220 CN 2/9,16,23 & 3/1/2012 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 2609 2007 2184329-03000002290 Elizabeth G. Mack & Dana Brown Lot 229 thru 240, Block 9, Evelyn Terrace, according to the plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 46, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Third Thursday in the month of March, 2012 which is the 15th day of March, 2012 Dated this 1st day of February, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 409314 CN 2/9,16,23 & 3/1/2012 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 2473 2008 1074433-03000170050 GAME Investments, Inc. Lot 5, Block 17, The Woodland Subdivision, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 4, Pages 1 and 2, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fifth Thursday in the month of March, 2012 which is the 29th day of March, 2012 Dated this 15th day of February, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 410323 CN 2/23, & 3/1,8,15/2012 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 2474 2008 1074433-03000170060 GAME Investments, Inc. Lot 6, Block 17, The Woodland Subdivision, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 4, Pages 1 and 2, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fifth Thursday in the month of March, 2012 which is the 29th day of March, 2012 Dated this 15th day of February, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 410314 CN 2/23, & 3/1,8,15/2012 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 2904 2007 4104329-02020830130 John C. Swearingen Lot 13, Block 2083, 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 Third Thursday in the month of March, 2012 which is the 15th day of March, 2012 Dated this 1st day of February, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 409266 CN 2/9,16,23 & 3/1/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Ella III, LLC, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 3867 2007 4104329-12025010380 Monica Dennis Lot 38, Block 2501, Port LaBelle Unit 12, a subdivision according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 4, Page 42, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fifth Thursday in the month of March, 2012 which is the 29th day of March, 2012 Dated this 15th day of February, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 410301 CN 2/23, & 3/1,8,15/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Denton ll, 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 2575 2007 2024329-670000B0300 Javaris J. James Lots 47 and 48, Block B, and the East one-half of the New York Street abutting said lots, Sunset Park Subdivision, accor ding to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 1, 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 Third Thursday in the month of March, 2012 which is the 15th day of March, 2012 Dated this 1st day of February, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 409231 CN 2/9,16,23 & 3/1/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Denton II, 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 168 2007 1064428-A0001640000 John C. Swearingen The East one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southwest 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 Fifth Thursday in the month of March, 2012 which is the 29th day of March, 2012 Dated this 15th day of February, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 410305 CN 2/23, & 3/1,8,15/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Investments 2234, 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 2555 2007 2024329-61000000060 Lyle F. McCandless Parts of Lots 2 and 3, Rosenberry Subdivision, as recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 24, Public Records of Lee County, lying and being in Hendry County, Florida, more particularly described as follows: Begin at the Southwest corner of Lot 3 of Rosenberry Subdivision, of the East one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 8, Township 43 South, Range 29 East, Hendry County, Florida, as a point of beginning; thence East, along the South boundary of Lot 3, a distance of 538 feet to the West line of Carlyle Street; thence North, along the West line of Carlyle Street, a distance of 231.80 feet; thence West parallel to the South line of Lot 3, a distance of 175 feet; thence South, parallel to Carlyle Street, a distance of 151.80 feet; thence West, parallel to the South line of Lot 3, a distance of 363 feet to the West line of Lot 3; thence South, a distance of 81 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 Fifth Thursday in the month of March, 2012 which is the 29th day of March, 2012 Dated this 15th day of February, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 410311 CN 2/23, & 3/1,8,15/2012 REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS LEASE OR SALE OF WAYSIDE R.V. PARK CLEWISTON, FLORIDA RFP NUMBER: 2012-13 OPENING DATE AND TIME: MAY 23, 2012 @ 2:00 P.M. Sealed proposals will be received by the Board of County Commissioners of Hendry County, Florida, for the lease or sale of the Wayside R.V. Park, 901 N. Francisco St., Clewiston, Florida (Parcel I.D. No. 3-34-43-01-010-0013-002.0). In order to be considered, proposals 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 May 23, 2012, at 2:00 p.m., at which time all responses to this request will be recorded in the presence of one or more witnesses. A copy of the RFP can be obtained from the Hendry County Purchasing Department, located at 640 S. Main Street, LaBelle, Florida (for pick up), Post Of ce Box 2340, LaBelle, FL 33975 (mailing address) or by calling (863) 675-5220 or (863) 983-1585. This solicitation does not commit Hendry County to lease or sell the property, to pay any costs incurred in the preparation of a response to this RFP, or to contract for any services. The County reserves the right to reject any or all submittals received as a result of this RFP, or to cancel in part or in its entirety this RFP, 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 410346 CB/CN 2/23;3/1/2012 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 2156 2008 1274432-A0002430000 GAME Investments Inc The South one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 27, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for ingress, egress and utilities over and across the East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 175, 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 Third Thursday in the month of March, 2012 which is the 15th day of March, 2012 Dated this 1st day of February, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 409284 CN 2/9,16,23 & 3/1/2012 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 2513 2008 1314433-A0000620000 GAME Investments, Inc The South one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northeast 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 6014, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fifth Thursday in the month of March, 2012 which is the 29th day of March, 2012 Dated this 15th day of February, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 410309 CN 2/23, & 3/1,8,15/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT llene & Jon Klasfeld Co Tr, 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 3701 2003 3014334-01001630130 Andrea S. & Ralph J. Marotta Lot 16 and 17, Block163, of the General Plan of Clewiston, Florida, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 71-78, inclusive, 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 Third Thursday in the month of March, 2012 which is the 15th day of March, 2012 Dated this 1st day of February, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 409224 CN 2/9,16,23 & 3/1/2012 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice 18 Caloosa Belle February 23, 2012

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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 236 2007 1194428-A0000790000 John C. & Shelley Swearingen The West one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 19, 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 Third Thursday in the month of March, 2012 which is the 15th day of March, 2012 Dated this 1st day of February, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 409234 CN 2/9,16,23 & 3/1/2012 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 191 2007 1074428-A0001410000 Michael D. Kelly The West one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 7, 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 Third Thursday in the month of March, 2012 which is the 15th day of March, 2012 Dated this 1st day of February, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 409244 CN 2/9,16,23 & 3/1/2012 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 2472 2008 1074433-03000170040 GAME Investments, Inc. Lot 4, Block 17, The Woodland Subdivision, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 4, Pages 1 and 2, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fifth Thursday in the month of March, 2012 which is the 29th day of March, 2012 Dated this 15th day of February, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 410319 CN 2/23, & 3/1,8,15/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT John & llene Klasfeld Co Tr., 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 3614 2007 4104329-10023710050 Walter Gray & Cisceline Gray. Lot 5, Block 2371, Port LaBelle Unit 10, a subdivision according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 4, Page 17, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fifth Thursday in the month of March, 2012 which is the 29th day of March, 2012 Dated this 15th day of February, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 410322 CN 2/23, & 3/1,8,15/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT John & llene Klasfeld Co Tr., 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 3470 2007 4104329-09023010500 Sonia E. McDonald and Everton McDonald Lot 50, Block 2301, Port LaBelle Unit 9, a subdivision according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 144, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fifth Thursday in the month of March, 2012 which is the 29th day of March, 2012 Dated this 15th day of February, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 410318 CN 2/23, & 3/1,8,15/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Ella III, LLC, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 3978 2007 4104329-13025330030 Equity Trust Company Custodian FBO Julie Prop-Birch Lot 3, Block 2533, Port LaBelle Unit 13, a subdivision according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 4, Page 56, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fifth Thursday in the month of March, 2012 which is the 29th day of March, 2012 Dated this 15th day of February, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 410306 CN 2/23, & 3/1,8,15/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Marilyn W. Osborne, 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 4238 2008 4104329-07022230070 Mario R. Mendez & Irma L. Mendez Lot 7, Block 2223, Port LaBelle Unit 7, a subdivision according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 116, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fifth Thursday in the month of March, 2012 which is the 29th day of March, 2012 Dated this 15th day of February, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 410317 CN 2/23, & 3/1,8,15/2012 NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT PURSUANT TO A WRIT OF EXECUTION heretofore issued out of the Circuit Court, Hendry County, Florida, Case number: 95-268DR on November 30th, 2011 in the matter of Zenoria T. Mckinney, as petitioner and Shep Harris, as respondent, I Steve Whidden, as Sheriff of Hendry County, Florida, have levied upon all the right, title and interest of the respondent, to-wit: Lot 28, Block “K”, HARLEM ADDITION TO CLEWISTON, according to the Plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 79, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida, including the 1986 Fleet wood 14X52 Mobile Home, Vin No,: LFLSP1AG257011902, and Title No.: 43345287. Also known as 1011 Della Tobias Avenue, Clewiston Florida 33440. and on March 15th, 2012, at 11:00am, or as soon thereafter as circumstances permit, I will, at the Hendry County Sheriff’s Of ce, located at 101 S. Bridge Street LaBelle, Florida offer the above described property for sale at public outcry and sell the same, subject to ALL prior liens, if any, to the highest and best bidder for CASH IN HAND, plus Florida State Sales Tax, if applicable, the proceeds to be applied as far as may be to the payment of costs and satisfaction of the above described execution. IN accordance with American with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding shall contact the individual or agency sending notice not later than seven days prior to the proceeding at the address given on notice. Telephone (904) 257-6097; 1-9=800-955-87671 (+TDD) or 1-800-955-8770 (V), via Florida Relay Service.Steve Whidden as Sheriff Hendry County, Florida By: Lt. Andy Lewis 409495 CN/CB 2/9,16,23;3/1/2012 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 2270 2008 1354432-A0002320100 GAME Investments Inc. The South one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 35, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 3876, 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 Third Thursday in the month of March, 2012 which is the 15th day of March, 2012 Dated this 1st day of February, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 409270 CN 2/9,16,23 & 3/1/2012 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 2010 2008 1264432-A0000200000 GAME Investments, Inc. The South one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 26, 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 1057, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fifth Thursday in the month of March, 2012 which is the 29th day of March, 2012 Dated this 15th day of February, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 410313 CN 2/23, & 3/1,8,15/2012 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 1883 2008 1244432-A0001220100 GAME Investments Inc. The South one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 24, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 5195, 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 Third Thursday in the month of March, 2012 which is the 15th day of March, 2012 Dated this 1st day of February, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 409279 CN 2/9,16,23 & 3/1/2012 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 2272 2008 1354432-A0002380100 GAME Investments Inc The South one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 35, 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 3881, 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 Third Thursday in the month of March, 2012 which is the 15th day of March, 2012 Dated this 1st day of February, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 409264 CN 2/9,16,23 & 3/1/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Pinot 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 1624 2006 1314433-A0002650000 Evora Hermis Lot No. 5879, Section “J-1”; The North one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southwest 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. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fifth Thursday in the month of March, 2012 which is the 29th day of March, 2012 Dated this 15th day of February, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 410299 CN 2/23, & 3/1,8,15/2012 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 2364 2008 1364432-A0002470000 Rex C. & Mary Lou Ransom The North one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 36, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. Subject to an easement for a drainage canal of the North 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 4171, 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 Third Thursday in the month of March, 2012 which is the 15th day of March, 2012 Dated this 1st day of February, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 409265 CN 2/9,16,23 & 3/1/2012 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 2510 2008 1314433-A0000460000 GAME Investments, Inc. The South one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southwest onequarter of the Northwest 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 5956, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fifth Thursday in the month of March, 2012 which is the 29th day of March, 2012 Dated this 15th day of February, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 410302 CN 2/23, & 3/1,8,15/2012 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 1981 2008 1254432-A0002260100 GAME Investments Inc The North one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southeast 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 5016, 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 Third Thursday in the month of March, 2012 which is the 15th day of March, 2012 Dated this 1st day of February, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 409222 CN 2/9,16,23 & 3/1/2012 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice 19 Caloosa Belle February 23, 2012

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Cancer survivors to meetPlease join local cancer survivors for their rst 2012 meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 28, from 10-11:30 a.m. at Family Health Centers of Southwest Florida, Inc. Any questions you can reach Janet at 239-425-5642 or Erika at 239-349-1488.Free HIV testingHendry and Glades County Health Departments will offer free HIV testing for anyone on Friday, March 9, to honor National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. Although more men are infected with HIV, the impact on women is growing. Free HIV testing will be available from 8:30 a.m.-noon and 1-4:30 p.m. at 1140 Pratt Boulevard, LaBelle; 1100 Olympia St, Clewiston; and 1021 Health Park Dr, Moore Haven. Register for diabetes trainingMark your calendars! Through the Healthy Start Coalition of SW Florida, Sharon Tilbe, a diabetes educator from Lee Memorial will be providing a diabetes training on March 14, from 1-3 p.m. in the cafeteria at Hendry County Health Department in LaBelle. If you are interested in attending, please RSVP by March 8. Individuals needing accommodations under ADA should contact me at least 72 hours prior to the scheduled function to request an accommodation.Little Miss LaBelleSign-ups for the Little Miss LaBelle Pageant will be held on March 6 and March 8 at First Baptist Church, 330 North Main Street from 5-6:30 p.m. Registration fee is $25. Girls in kindergarten age 5 thru 8th grade and attend a LaBelle School or are a resident of LaBelle are eligible to participate in the pageant.Garden Club to meetThe LaBelle Garden Club will meet Monday, Feb. 27, at 7 p.m. at the Dallas Townsend Center. Speaker David Bogart. There will be time for questions and answers along with fun and fellowship. Bring a friend and join in an educational fun- lled evening. If you have a plant to exchange Great 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.Nancy Dale to address museum groupNancy Dale, a Miami native who holds a Ph D in Communications and Broadcast Journalism, will be the guest speaker at the Thur., March 1, meeting of LaBelle Heritage Museum at LaBelle City Hall at 7 o'clock in the evening. Her published works include her books The Legacies of Glades County, Florida and the Vanishing Wilderness; Where the Swallowtail Kite Soars; and, Wild Florida the Way It Was as Told by the Pioneer "Cow Hunters" Who Lived It along with numerous newspaper and magazine articles ranging on topics from Florida's pioneer "cow hunters" to Homeland Security and current trends in law enforcement. Dr. Dale has also been an adjunct professor at Santa Fe Community College, Barr y University and Edison State College. The public is welcome at this and all LaBelle Heritage Museum Programs. A short business meeting will follow refreshments to be served at the conclusion of Dr. Dale's talk.Hands-Only CPRThe Hands-Only CPR technique, which involves no mouth to mouth contact, is a skill everyone should know. The American Red Cross wants to educate 5 million people about Hands-Only CPR to increase the likelihood victims have of surviving a cardiac emergency outside medical settings. Training takes only 30 minutes and you will walk away with con dence in your abilit y to help in an emergency. The class is set for Tuesday, March 13. Choose from 4 p.m., 5 p.m., 6 p.m. or 7 p.m. You must register in advance by contacting Arlene Bettencourt at 1-800-887-9234 option 9 or abby@unitedwaylee.org. No prerequisites or minimum age to participate. No cost! Come to Edison State College, Hendry/Glades Center, 1092 E. Cowboy Way, LaBelle, 33935.Please Note: This is not a certi cation course. For more information about CPR and other full service certi cation classes, contact the American Red Cross, Florida's Southern Gulf Coast Region at (239)278-3401 or visit www.redcross.org. Join the Kiwanis Club of LaBelle for Hands-Only CPR.Be your own bossThe next Southwest Florida Micro Enterprise class will start in LaBelle Tuesday, Feb. 28 and continue Tuesday evenings 6-9 p.m. for ten weeks at 921 Anvil Circle (off Cowboy Way). For more information and to register, please to go: www.goodwillsw .org / microenterprise or call Matt at 675-1412. 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 1980 2008 1254432-A0002240100 GAME Investments Inc The North one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southeast 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 4999, 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 Third Thursday in the month of March, 2012 which is the 15th day of March, 2012 Dated this 1st day of February, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 409239 CN 2/9,16,23 & 3/1/2012 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 1937 2008 1254432-A0001020000 GAME Investments Inc The North one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 25, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the North 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 1180, 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 Third Thursday in the month of March, 2012 which is the 15th day of March, 2012 Dated this 1st day of February, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 409245 CN 2/9,16,23 & 3/1/2012 Public NoticeNOTICE OF INTENT TO USE UNIFORM METHOD OF COLLECTING NON-AD VALOREM ASSESSMENTS Hendry County, Florida (the “County”) hereby provides notice, pursuant to Section 197.3632(3)(a), Florida Statutes, of its intent to use the uniform method of collecting non-ad valorem special assessments to be levied within the Seven K Estates Subdivision Municipal Services Bene t Unit, within the unincorporated area of the County, for assessments on properties for drainage purposes within that area commencing with the Fiscal Year beginning on October 1, 2012, and continuing each year until discontinued by the County. The County will consider the adoption of a resolution electing to use the uniform method of collecting such assessments authorized by Section 197.3632, Florida Statutes, at a public hearing to be held at 5:00 p.m. on February 28, 2012, in the Commission Chambers, Hendry County Courthouse, 25 E. Hickpochee Ave., LaBelle, Florida. All interested persons are invited to attend and be heard. Such resolution will state the need for the levy and will contain a legal description of the boundaries of the real property subject to the levy. Copies of the proposed form of resolution, which contains the legal description of the real property subject to the levy, are on le at the County Administration Of ce, 640 S. Main Street, LaBelle, Florida. In the event any person decides to appeal any decision by the County with respect to any matter relating to the consideration of the resolution at the above-referenced public hearing, a r ecord of the proceeding may be needed and in such an event, such person may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the public hearing is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence on which the appeal is to be based. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation or an interpreter to participate in this proceeding should contact the County Clerk at (863) 675-5217, seven days days prior to the date of the hearing. Tristan Chapman, Chairman BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA 408755 CB/CN 2/2,9,16,23/2012 Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT llene Klasfeld DBA TCPA Properties, 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 1411 2004 1154432-A0001260100 Edward C. Lowe The North one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 15, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. Subject to an easement for a drainage canal of the North 25 feet thereof. Also known as Lot No. 3180, 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 Third Thursday in the month of March, 2012 which is the 15th day of March, 2012 Dated this 1st day of February, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 409286 CN 2/9,16,23 & 3/1/2012 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 FM# 428104 BID No. 2012-14 Opening Date and Time: March 22, 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 March 22, 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 March 8, 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 Purchasing, 640 South Main Street, LaBelle, Florida 33935 (for pick up and mailing address), or by calling 863-675-5220. Bidders must be registered with Purchasing in order to receive the plans and specs. 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 410600 CB/CN 2/23;3/1,8,15/2012 Public NoticeREQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS FOR DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION PHASE SERVICES FOR REPAVING CR 835 FROM 7.66 MILES SOUTH OF US 27 TO 6.65 MILES SOUTH OF US 27, CLEWISTON, FL FM# 430094 RFQ No. 2012-10 Opening Date and Time: March 8, 2012 @ 2:00 p.m. Hendry County is seeking engineering rms interested in providing professional services in connection with repaving CR 835 from 7.66 miles South of US 27 to 6.65 miles South of US 27 in Clewiston, Florida. Firms submitting must have expertise in design, permitting, and construction inspection services. 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., March 8, 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 409451 CN/CB 2/9,16,23;3/1/2012 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public NoticeREQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS FOR CONSTRUCTION ADMINISTRATION AND QA TESTING SERVICES ASSOCIATED WITH WEST COWBOY WAY SIDEWALKS, FROM AMANDA STREET TO WALLEN STREET AND FROM CARLYLE STREET TO SR 29 IN HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA FM# 428104 RFQ. No: 2012-11 OPENING DATE: MARCH 22, 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 Wa llen 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 inhouse 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 March 22, 2012, at which time all responses to this request wi ll be recorded in the presence of one or more witnesses. A copy of the Instructions and RFQ Documents can be obtained from the 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 410602 CN/CB 2/23;3/1,8,15/2012 Public Notice 20 Caloosa Belle February 23, 2012 Reading a newspaper makes you a more informed and interesting person.No wonder newspaper readers are more successful! Community Briefs

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LHS reunionThe LaBelle High School Reunion will be March 10 at the Dallas Townsend Ag Building on Pratt Blvd. Anyone who attended LHS up through the ‘50s is welcome. Call Freida Bullington at 863-675-1070 or 863-673-3482. The cost is $10 per person. Send money to Frieda Bullington at 478 Maple Drive SW, LaBelle, FL 33935. Please bring a covered dish and send y our money any time. RSVP by March 5. Afghans will be there to raf e, yearbooks and pictures will be there to look through. Come early to visit an enjoy everyone. Dinner at 5 p.m. but come early to socialize.SBDC here to helpThe Small Business Development Center at Florida Gulf Coast University is present in Hendry and Glades Counties and in Immokalee. One-on-one consultation is available to all existing and potential small business. In addition, SBDC offers a variety of workshops and seminars to help the business community. Call Janice at 239-860-8592 to set up an appointment to discuss your ideas and needs. Sit! Stay! Heel!Caloosa Humane Society offers Dog Training Classes!! The four-week program has classes on Mondays from 5-6 p.m. for $125. Basic obedience skills like sit, stay, heel, no jumping, etc. You and your dog can join the class at any time. Proof of rabies (dogs over 4 months) and DHPPC vaccination are required to be in the program. Get required v accinations at the shelter prior to the class for only $20 for both. We do ask that the humans be 13 years old or older and under 18 y ear of age must have a parent present. Call (863)675-0997 to book your spot as space is limited. A portion of the proceeds will go to the wonderful dogs (and cats too) at Caloosa Humane Society.Register for car showThe South Central Florida Car Club registration is open for the 6th Annual Legends of the Road Super Cruise and Show. The show is open to all makes, models and years of cars and trucks on February 25 starting at 9 a.m. Vehicles will be staged on Ft. Thompson Ave. Multiple trophies awarded in numerous categories. Door prizes. Register early to guarantee your spot. Applications can be found on line at www.swampcabbagefestival.org or call 863-634-1791 or 863234-8343; or register at the Hot Rides and Hot Dogs in the Park on February 21 from 5-8 p.m. at Baron Park. A pplications ready for Miss SugarApplications are available for the Miss Sugar 2012 Pageant at: Clewiston High School, Clewiston Public Library, Clewiston Chamber of Commerce, Moore Haven High School, Chamber of Commerce – Moore Haven, Chamber of Commerce – LaBelle, LaBelle High School and Big Cypress Museum. Miss Sugar is open to all young ladies between the ages of 15–18 in Glades and Hendry County. A mandatory meeting will be held Feb, 28, for both parents and contestants at the Clewiston Inn upper porch at 7 p.m. Please bring your application, entry fee, copy of birth certi cate and proof of your GPA (3.0) to this meeting. A $4,000 scholarship is awarded to the new Miss Sugar.Garden Club to meetThe LaBelle Garden Club will meet Monday, Feb. 27, at 7 p.m. at the Dallas Townsend Center. Speaker to be David Bogart. There will be time for questions and answers along with fun and fellowship. For more information, call President Terri at 863-675-2392 or Treasurer Irene Doub at 863-675-0374.Library to host painters showBarron Library will host an Art Show and Sale for the LaBelle Painters Guild. Works of art will remain on display at the library through Friday, Feb. 24. LaBelle Painters Guild is an organization of local artists who meet to paint and learn new techniques, under the direction of Meagan Leary Kissinger. Legion sh fryCome to the American Legion Post 130 Fish Fry every Friday night 5-7 p.m. The post is located at 699 SR 80W.VFW newsFriday, Feb. 24: Karaoke with “2 Sharps” at 5 p.m. and a covered dish dinner. Saturday, Feb. 25: Rib dinner at noon for $8 and swamp cabbage fritters $3 per cup. Karaoke with “Pee Wee” from 2-6 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26: Breakfast at 9 a.m. with $1 Bloody Marys or Mimosas. Turkey Shoot at 1 p.m. VFW Post 10100 serves the best Charcoal Grilled Hamburgers in town every Saturday for $3 from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Serving stops promptly at 1:30 p.m. Please come early. Members: your 2011 membership card is invalid. You must have a valid 2012 card to attend meetings and enjoy canteen privileges. VFW Post 10100 will pay the initial membership fees and the annual dues for any armed forces personnel currently serving in harm’s way. For information, please call: 863-675-8008. The post is located on SR 29S by the rodeo grounds. AMVETS establishedAMVETS Post 2012 was established Friday, Jan. 13. Meetings are at VFW Post 10100 the third Wednesday of the month 6:30 p.m. Any veteran of the armed forces honorably discharged since WWII is eligible for membership. For more information call Mark Schoenwald at 239-246-3094 or come to VFW Post 10100 for an application.Spay, neuter, save livesCaloosa Humane Society offers low-cost spay/neuter services and vaccination clinics to the community. While an appointment for spay/neuter services is necessary, the vaccination clinics are on a walk-in basis from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on the same days as spay/neuter. Upcoming spay/neuter and vaccination clinic dates are: February 24. Please call and schedule your appointment today! For more information call 863.675.0997 or visit our Web site at www.caloosahumanesociety. org Please be a part of the solution and spa y or neuter your pet! TREE SERVICE SOCIAL ORGANIZATION ROOFING EDUCATION CHIROPRACTIC CARPET CLEANING CAR RENTAL APPLIANCES &REPAIRS 21 Caloosa Belle February 23, 2012 Community Briefs

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Off Brake Work WELCOME BACK NORTHERN FRIENDSWe do computerized wheel alignments € We now sell tires!Randys Garage, Inc.€ 863-675-1032 € 737 S. Bridge St. € LaBelle$10Of fA/C Work $3OffOil Chan g e$10Off Brake Work 22 Caloosa Belle February 23, 2012 Submitted photo/ Bill WarrenFLW’s top shermenThe FLW National Bass Tournament started its 2012 season on Lake Okeechobee Thursday-Sunday, Feb. 9-12. They started out with approximately 300 anglers and narrowed the eld to the top 20 for Saturday's shing. The nal 10 shed Sunday to determine the rst place prize of $125,000. The winner was Randall Tharp from Alabama who weighed in 20 sh over the four-day tournament for a whopping 101 lbs. Former Clewiston angler Roland Martin came in 7th. Brandon McMillan and Scott Martin (Roland's son) both from Clewiston came in 3rd and 8th. The 2012 LaBelle High School baseball season got under way last week with the Cowboys defeating Immokalee 5-1, but losing to a tough Riverdale squad 10-7! On Tuesday, Feb. 14, the Cowboys used a ne pitching performance from two juniors to shut down the Indians from Immokalee in their home opener. Austin Garcia went ve strong innings giving up three hits, one run, while striking out ve for the victory. Tyler O'Ferrell nished the nal two innings with an outstanding performance, giving up only one hit and striking out four. On Thursday, Feb. 16, the Cowboys jumped out to a quick 5-1 lead in the rst inning against the Raiders from Riverdale, but watched it slip away in the late innings for their rst loss of the season. Senior Steven Sodrel took the loss on the mound, allowing six hits and only three earned runs before giving way to sophomore Jarred Miller in the fourth inning. Miller gave up six hits and only one earned in his rst varsity appearance. Austin Garcia, Tyler O'Ferrell and Steven Sodrel all had two hits apiece for the Cowboys at the plate. Cowboys open season w ith win at Immokalee Submitted photoDedicated to Relay for LifeLHS Coach Kevin Lutkenhaus and the LaBelle Cowgirls' Basketball Team donated $1,500 dollars to LaBelle's Relay for Life. Package deal: Golf, food, fun and ght cancerClewiston Women's Golf Association Hosts the 3rd Annual Rally for the Cure Mixed Scramble, Saturday, February 25, at Clewiston Golf Course. Registration will begin at 10:30 a.m. and a shotgun start at noon. Prizes will be awarded during an evening meal at the Clewiston Country Club, 1201 San Luiz, Clewiston. Both men and women golfers are welcomed to participate. The cost for golf and dinner is $65. Teams are welcomed, but if you do not have a team we will assign you to a team. For over 25 years, Susan G. Komen for the Cure has been a global leader in the ght against breast cancer through its support o f innovative research and community-based outreach programs. Seventy- ve percent o f all proceeds from this tournament will remain with the local af liate and twenty- ve percent will go to the national headquarters. You can make a difference! Sign up today. Please make your check payable to Clewiston Women's Golf Association. You may deliver the check to the Clewiston Gol f Course or mail to: Judy Lee, P.O. Box 116, Clewiston, Florida 33440. Deadline is February 15, 2012. If you are not a golfer, sponsorships and donations are welcomed. For further information please contact the Clewiston Pro Shop 863-983-1448. Sports Shorts Tyler O'Ferrell On Feb. 25, the Hendry County Motorsports park will host the second annual Swamp Cabbage Shootout. This year's event will again feature winged sprint cars and the awesome ground shaking power of the Buddy' Home Furnishing United Dirt late Models. Some of the drivers that will be on hand include the defending series champion and one of the winningest late model drivers in Florida dirt track racing history from Valrico, Florida, Keith Nosbisch, 2011 Series runner Up and 16-year-old sensation from West Palm Beach, Christian Augspruger, two time series champion Johnny "the Locomotive" Collins from Jacksonville and the defending national late model series champion and 2010 United Dirt Late Model challenge series champion from Middleburg, Florida, Mark "the Magic Man" Whitener. There will be many classes of local cars and stars in action including street stocks, pure stocks, mini stocks, sportsman, open wheel modi ers and a powder puff race for the ladies. Also, remember to bring your kids' bicycles for the kids bike races. All ages are invited to participate and all kids will receive an award. The race track is located 1/4 mile north of the intersection of Hwy. 80 and Hwy. 27. Gates will open at 4:00 for fans and racing action will begin at 7 p.m. There will be a large variety of food and beverages available. Tickets can be purchased in advance at Central Mobile Homes of LaBelle, Okeechobee and Clewiston, as well as at the Barron Park in the festival. For more information call 863-673-4325 or go to HendryCountyRacing.com or call the speedway of ce Saturday at 863-9833478. Swamp Cabbage Shootout

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23 Caloosa Belle February 23, 2012 by Jerri Lynn MerrittThe LHS Cowgirls softball team had a w eek of comebacks and missed opportunities. The rst game of the week pitted the Cowgirls against the Golden Gate High Titans at Cowgirl Field. The Cowgirls fell behind early 1-0 after a triple by the Titans lead off hitter and an RBI groundout. Gennifer Raulerson then settled in and got the next two outs to limit the damage. The Cowgirls would bounce back in the bottom of the second with a single by Racheal Reinbott, followed by a booming double to the left eld wall off the bat of Elainee Marroquin, that would score Reinbott and tie the game at 1-1. A couple of hits by the Titans and some shoddy defense by the Cowgirls would allow the Titans to retake the lead 3-1 in the bottom of the third. However, the Cowgirls would not quit as they held the Titans and scored a run in the fth and three in the sixth. Big hits from several Cowgirls including Sidney Nunez, Andrea Lutkenhaus and Abbie O'Ferrell captured the lead for good at 5-3. For their next game the Cowgirls would travel to Arcadia to take on last year's region champions and state nalist Desoto Bulldogs Thursday night. The Cowgirls jumped out to an early lead over the Bulldogs after a single to right center from Gennifer Raulerson, a walk by Beatriz Cardoza and an RBI by Racheal Reinbott. The Bulldogs then took the lead 3-1 in the bottom of the rst inning on a two-run homerun and an error. The score would stay 3-1 until the bottom of the 6th when the Bulldogs pushed across three more runs. The Cowgirls never let up, though, and scored two more runs of their own in the top of the 7th with RBI's from Cory Taylor and Andrea Lutkenhaus. It would not be enough as the game would end with Cowgirl runners on second and third with the nal score 6-3. The Cowgirls' record is now 3-1 and they were to host Dunbar on Tuesday before traveling to Sebring on Thursday night. LHS Cowgirls softball one and one this week Submitted photos/ Bill WarrenGirls All Star Winners Girls Jr. Pro All Star East Team, back row from left: KC Lynn coach, Jamease Mosley, Brooke Shite, Amber Barnette, Teresa Bunsbey-coarch, Alyssa Tores, Chariah Armour. Front row from left: Susan Cooks, Charlie Lynn, Judy Hernandez, Myra Prince, Amelia Alegria, Noelya Vargas. Junior Pro All StarsGirls All Star Runners UpGirls Jr. Pro All Star West Team, back row from left: Daisy Soto, Andy Higginbotham-Coach, Stefan Guijosa, Miranda Garza, Rikki Pack, Emily Higginbotham, Betsy Vasquez. Front row from left: Leia Guterriez, Chloe Horton, Nancy Hernandez, Amanda Higginbotham, Taylor Sanchez.

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