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Title: The Caloosa belle
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: S.H. Stalls
Place of Publication: LaBelle Fla
Publication Date: 03-01-2012
Frequency: weekly
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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- La Belle (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Hendry -- LaBelle
Coordinates: 26.760556 x -81.439167 ( Place of Publication )
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Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 49, no. 18 (Sept. 7, 1972)-
Funding: Funded in part by the University of Florida, the Library Services and Technology Assistance granting program of Florida, the State Library and Archives of Florida, and other institutions and individuals.
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After much deliberation, Joel Williamson is announcing his campaign to run for Superintendent of Hendry County Schools, in the Republican Party. Joel has spent most of his life in Hendry County and feels he has something to contribute that can and will make a difference. Joel is the only candidate that has lived in LaBelle and Clewiston. He started his career with Hendry County Schools in 1979, as a math teacher and coach at Clewiston High School. After seven years in Clewiston, he was hired at LaBelle High School as one of the youngest head football coaches in the area. While at LHS, he developed a weight training program and helped to establish a weight room at the high school. Joel has taught Physical Education, Health and several math courses while at LaBelle and Clewiston High Schools. He was head coach of the football, baseball, basketball and track teams at LaBelle High School and later served as Athletic Director for ve years. While he was the Athletic Director, his primary emphasis was on sportsmanship. Joel Williamson is currently the site administrator for LaBelle Youth Development Academy, a school for students who have issues with attendance, behavior and/or discipline. He has developed liaisons with the Hendr y County Sheriff's Department and their School Resource Of cers, the Truancy Intervention Program, Hendry Glades Mental Health, the Department of Juvenile Justice and other programs that visit the campus to attend to the needs and issues of the student body. Joel is also an Adult School Administrator that helps to promote the GED program and the Spanish to English speaking programs. He is the pastor of Community Faith Fellowship Church. As a resident of Hendry County since 1960, Joel attended LaBelle schools and graduated from LaBelle High School in 1975. He went on to further his education at Florida SouthThursday, March 1, 2012 50¢ Plus tax V ol. 89 No. 9 Caloosa Belle/ Patty BrantFifteen-month-old Brenton McCranie from Lake Placid enjoyed his rst taste of swamp cabbage fritters in the par k Saturday. He was with his grandmother, Kathy McDuf e, who graduated from LHS in 1967. LEFT: The 2012 parade was a classic! For more SCF photos see Page 11. What a festival! newszap.comFree S p eechFree AdsSee Page 4 for information about how to contact the newspaper Williamson joining race for top school slot By Boat on Lake OLake Okeechobee is part of the Florida Trail, a 1,400-mile long trail that is a National Scenic Trail. Each trip lasts 2 hours and begins and ends at Roland and Mary Ann Martin Marina in Clewiston. STA-5 Storm Water Treatment Area #5 is eight square miles of lter marshes designed by the South Florida Water Management District. Margaret England, a Florida Master Naturalist, leads the tour. Witherspoon Mine Mitigation Wetlands, Ortona Mounds Travel by bus to the site. Learn about birds, wetlands and local lore from Gene McAvoy, the Hendry County Extension Director. Ortona Indian Mounds are all that remain of a once-mighty village along the oodplain of the Caloosahatchee River. Fort Center Mounds, Fisheating Creek, Harney’s Pond Canal The Fort Center historic Indian mounds and burial pond is a very interesting tour. The complex is thought to be circa 500 A.D. The best view of Lake Okeechobee is in Lakeport at the Harney's Birding Festival March 28-31 Joel Williamson See Williamson — Page 2 See Birding — Page 2

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March 9-11, 2012 Friday & Saturday 6pm 8:30pm Sunday 4pm 8pm First Baptist Chruch of LaBelle 330 North Main Street, LaBelle Call 863-675-2171 for reservations.Walk-in’s welcome, but reservations are recommended. NOT FOR CHILDREN UNDER TEN YRS OLDWWW.JUDGEMENTHOUSE.ORG 2 Caloosa Belle March 1, 2012Pond Canal Recreation Area. The walk is short, but the scenery is marvelous. Hike across the bridge between two spoil banks to a boardwalk and viewing platform. Premier Loop Tour, Fisheating Creek Outpost This tour is guided by one of Florida A udubon’s PhD’s, Dr. Paul Gray: our resident bare-foot birder! Fisheating Creek Wildlife Management Area stretches for 40 miles along the course of the only freeowing tributary to Lake Okeechobee. Strategically located in relation to Big Cypress Swamp, Okaloacoochee Slough, Babcock-Webb W ildlife Management Area, Lake Okeechobee, and the Lake Wales Ridge, Fisheating Creek is critical to the long-term welfare of many species. Paddle or walk along the creek enjoying the scenery and the abundant wildlife. The Tree Swing Trail at Fisheating Creek Outpost is a 2.5 mile hike through Fisheating Creek’s cypress forest. Private Ranch Tour of J7 Ranch John and Gretchen Ward have opened their private ranch land to the Big “O” Birding Festival to share the natural wonders found throughout their 5,800-acre working ranch. Experience lunch served Florida “chuck wagon” style. Dinner Island Ranch WMA Dinner Island’s 34 square miles of pastures, sloughs, pine atwoods and oak hammocks form a vital link to surrounding w etlands that connect the Caloosahatchee River with the Big Cypress Swamp. Okaloacoochee Slough WMA Okaloacoochee Slough Wildlife Management Area provides more than 35,000 acres of important habitat for endangered animals. Devils Garden Bird Park Devils Garden Bird Park is a bird-lovers paradise. Devils Garden is a large working ranch with vast open prairie, countless tree hammocks, and wetlands covered in birds. Elevated viewing areas are available from w hich you can see hundreds of Florida’s w ild birds. Some birding locations are accessible only by guided ATVs. Billie Swamp Safari “Swamp Buggy” Eco-Tour Billie Swamp Safari “Swamp Buggy” Eco-Tour will let you witness rst-hand the unique ecosystem on the edge of civilization and the solitary beauty of tropical hardw ood hammocks, cypress domes, air plants and gum sloughs. Taste Seminole traditional foods and numerous native fruits. Boardwalk at Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum This one-mile boardwalk winds through a beautiful 60-acre cypress dome lined with educational placards that explain the form and function of over 60 different species of plants. Stop in the native village and ceremonial grounds. The boardwalk also features interpretive text panels on local ora used by the Seminole for food and medicine. Spirit-of-the-Wild Wildlife Management Area, Palm & Pines RV Park Spirit-of-the-Wild WMA’s 7,487 acres are a part of a growing mosaic of conservation lands undergoing long-term, state-of-theart restoration to bene t protected species. The natural communities at Spirit-of-theWild help buffer the extensive wetlands on the adjoining 34,722-acre Okaloacoochee Slough. Palm & Pines RV Park is a National Wildlife Federation Certi ed Wildlife Habitat, and a great place for bird watching. Manager Donna Hodges will welcome you to the Park for a catered lunch stop at their State Road 29 South location in Felda. LaBelle Heritage Trail The City of LaBelle trail starts at Barron Park near the LaBelle Bridge and leads to the LaBelle Nature Park. The ten-acre LaBelle Nature Park is located at the end of Fraser Avenue adjacent to the Hendry House. Port LaBelle Loop The Port LaBelle Loop begins with a walking trail near Port LaBelle Inn. By vehicle, the loop continues on State Road 80 to Forrey Road, Cowboy Way East and back to Port LaBelle Inn. LaBelle residents Margaret England and Janet Papinaw lead you on this visually appealing, nature-based birding loop. This year’s Registration Roost is located at the Port LaBelle Inn, 1563 Oxbow Drive, LaBelle, FL 33935. Click or call for details: www.BigOBirdingFestival.com. ern College in Lakeland, where he earned his Bachelor’s Degree in health and physical education and a minor in math and science. He and his wife, Jovita, have been married for 31 years and together they have served over 55 years in the educational system, all in Hendry County. They have three children; Kristel and twins Matthew and Mallory – all of whom graduated from LaBelle High School and have gone on to obtain college degrees. “Last year, several people asked me if I would run for Superintendent and I prayed long and hard about it. After serious deliberation, I knew I had the desire to give back to this community. I believe I can make a difference. I believe in the teachers and administrators in the county and know that they are working hard, with long hours and with less pay than what they made a few years ago. We are here because of our dedication to the education of our children. “I promise to have an open door policy to the parents, teachers, administrators and community members of Hendry County. I am a “people person” and I have honed my leadership and teaching skills over the years. Being a coach and site administrator, parent and pastor, I have gained experience in communication and listening skills as well as working with youth in the classroom and in athletics. I have experience in nance through running the athletic organization at LaBelle High School as well as being the site administrator at LaBelle Youth Development Academy and having had my own famil y silk screening business. I deal with all types of situations every day; with all types of people from students to parents, law enforcement, school personnel and administrators. My experience is people; people within the school system and those that support the students within that system. My favorite quote is by John C. Maxwell, “People don’t care what you know, until they know you care.” I try to put that quote into daily use and want to be given the chance to expand that to Hendry County Schools. I feel I have a unique position and insight since I have lived in both Clewiston and LaBelle. I will be a Superintendent working for both communities towards a better educational environment for our children. I will have an open door policy with a keen ear. I am, and will be, approachable and I am able to work out issues that we as a school district are facing. We can achieve a uni ed goal for both sides of the county. I will be a decisive leader who will listen and address the needs of the administrators, teachers, students and parents alike. “I would be honored if you would choose me to be the next Superintendent of Hendry County Schools. I want to create an environment that will encourage, inspire and motivate all those who are in the community of education. We can build on the progress being made by each of our schools through the hard work and dedication o f the teachers, using technology, to raise assessment scores and energize students to enable them to grasp the tools in order to develop the necessary skills to be successful in life.” WilliamsonContinued From Page 1 BirdingContinued From Page 1

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Florida Highway Patrol is asking for your assistance. At 2:52 p.m. Feb. 22, Debra Kay Bright, 50, of LaBelle was driving westbound on SR 80 in the outside lane. A Dodge pickup truck was traveling the same way in the inside lane when it began to travel partially in the outside lane. Its right side made contact with the left side of Ms. Bright’s 2008 bus. The truck then returned to the inside lane and ed the scene, continuing westbound. Ms. Bright turned onto Missouri St. and summoned law enforcement. No one was injured in the crash. Anyone with information concerning this crash is asked to call FHP at 239-938-1800.Pedestrian hospitalizedOn Feb. 24, a 26-year-old pedestrian, Ali Ayyad, of Fort Myers was struck on Bridge Street at Yeomans Ave, at approximately 5:08 p.m. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Ayyad was standing on the east sidewalk of Bridge Street. A 1999 Ford coupe, driven b y Kasey Mellady, 22, of Fort Myers was southbound and moved into the left turn lane. Congress passed, and the President has signed into law, the VOW to Hire Heroes Act of 2011. Included in this new law is the Veterans Retraining Assistance Program (VRAP) for unemployed Veterans. The Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) and the Department of Labor (DoL) are working together to roll out this new program on July 1, 2012. The program will provide retraining for veterans hardest hit by current economic conditions. The VRAP offers 12 months of training assistance to unemployed veterans. To qualify, a veteran must: Be at least 35 but no more than 60 years old Be unemployed (as determined by DoL) Have an other than dishonorable discharge Not be eligible for any other VA education bene t program (e.g.: the Post-9/11 GI Bill, Montgomery GI Bill, Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Assistance) Not be in receipt of VA compensation due to unemployability Not be enrolled in a federal or state job training program. The program is limited to 45,000 participants during scal year 2012, and to 54,000 participants from October 1, 2012, through March 31, 2014. Participants may receive up to 12 months of assistance at the full-time payment rate under the Montgomery GI Bill–Active Duty program (currently $1,473 per month). Applications will be submitted through DoL and bene ts paid by VA. DoL will provide employment assistance to ever y veteran who participates upon completion of their program. Participants must be enrolled in a VA approved program of education offered by a community college or technical school and must lead to an Associate Degree, Non-College Degree, or a Certi cation, and train the veteran for a high demand occupation. More to come on VRAP please chec k back at: http://www.gibill.va.gov/bene ts/other_ programs/vrap.html. LaBelleMartha Francisco-Marcos, 34, was arrested Feb. 27 and charged with aggravated abuse cruelty to a child. R. Steed was arresting of cer. Johnathin Lee Ratliff, 26, was arrested Feb. 22 and charged on a warrant with robbery without a rearm or weapon. H. Bledsoe was arresting of cer. Leobardo Rodriguez, 32, as arrested Feb. 21 and charged with aggravated battery offender knew or should have known the victim was pregnant. D. White was arresting of cer. Philip Aaron Nazzaro, 23, was arrested Feb. 26 and charged with aggravated battery offender knew or should have known v ictim was pregnant. D. White was arresting of cer. Darrell James Herndon, 53, and Hilton Oid Hudson, were arrested Feb. 25 and charged with grand theft $300-$5,000. Reports indicate they were arrested after stealing a metal storm drain grate in front of Taco Bell at 5:19 p.m. Sgt. J. Woods was arresting of cer. Jessie Leann Thielen, 28, was arrested Feb. 25 and charged with grand theft $300$5,000. C. Green was arresting of cer. Carl Baker, 26, was arrested Feb. 25 and charged with resisting an of cer without v iolence, possession of marijuana no intent to sell, manufacture, deliver Schedule I and possession of marijuana under 20 grams. J. Conyers was arresting of cer. Nakia Tenicia Sharp, 29, was arrested and charged with selling cocaine within 1,000 feet of a child care, park, recreation facility Schedule II and possession of cocaine. Ulysses Lee Williams, 35, was arrested Feb. 24 and charged with sale of cocaine within 1,000 feet of a place of worship or place of business Schedule II and possession of cocaine. A rrests $1,000 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 SHEWMAKERANIMALHOSPITAL1095 N. State Rd. 29 € LaBelle € 863-675-2441WED & SA T FROM 8AM TO 10AM IMMOKALEEANIMALCLINIC1400 Roberts Ave, Immokalee € 239-657-2266WED & SA T FROM 10:30AM TO NOON CLEWISTONMOBILEUNITCLINICat the Tractor Supply Store € Clewiston € 863-675-2441WED 2PM TO 4PM 3 Year Rabies $10 € Parvo/Distemper $12Half price laser spay & neuter w/full puppy & kitten shots Half price boarding Cash OnlyDisclaimer:The Patient and any other person responsible for payment has a right to refuse to pay, cancel payment or be reimbursed for payment for any other service, examination or treatment which is performed as a result of and within 72 hours of responding to the advertisement for the free discounted fee or reduced fee service, examination or treatment. LOW COST VACCINATION CLINICS 3 Caloosa Belle March 1, 2012 Submitted photoFire threatens Felda by Allison DavisOn February 16 there was a brush re in Felda. Due to the windy conditions, it spread rapidly and had residents of Palm & Pines RV Park scrambling for their water hoses, as the re encroached onto several residents mobile home lots. Responders from Felda, LaBelle and Immokalee. Chief Pittman (LaBelle) and Chief Greenburg (Immokalee) were on site. Chief Greenburg told Donna Hodges, co-owner of Palm & Pines, that the re was started by exhaust from a pick-up truck coming into contact with dry grass. The truck belonged to beekeepers who were working on hives set up on the property. The property is jointly owned by Floyd Crews and Murray Canova of Immokalee. The beekeeper was ticketed. Five homes were threatened when the wind changed and started bringing the re across the barbed wire fence that separates the properties. Several residents were hosing down small res along the fence line when the wind shifted. Suddenly, looked up to see a wall of ames about 20 feet high about 10 feet from us and coming on strong. They threw down the hoses and ran for their lives. It was horrifying. The re departments were all working hard to contain this re, but as soon as one area was under control, another area amed up. FHP seeking info on bus crash; pedestrian hospitalized Veterans: Retrain for jobs

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4 Caloosa Belle March 1, 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 Les MorganIt seems like doubt is all the rage among 20and 30-year-old Christians. Articulate and earnest Christians are posting their doubts online and in print. Thoughtful young Christian leaders admit that they wrestle with the faith and chronicle their journey for others. Talented and sincere Christian writers, openly acknowledge they struggle with the things they were taught as children. It seems that questioning what before has been considered major tenets of the Christian faith has become a badge of authenticity. It causes one to wonder, “Is doubt the new mark of a follower of Jesus?” It’s worth noting that doubt belongs in the Christian story. Gospel accounts of the resurrection include those of Jesus’ closest followers. Doubt does not—and should not— exclude us from worship. Jesus bridged the gulf of open rebellion and sin to restore relationship with humanity; a little thing like doubt won’t hold him back. The earliest Christian community followed Jesus’ example and did not reject those who struggled to believe. Expressing their doubts often is an honest attempt to settle issues in one’s own mind and trumps mindless conformity. The demand for agreement on certain points of doctrine has damaged people’s faith as much as the open confession of uncertainty. Yet doubt comes with a price. I’d like to suggest six ideas that could help anyone when asked to discuss the subject of doubt. First, doubt can be the evidence of the Holy Spirit at work. In every generation the essentials of faith become polluted with non-essentials. Perhaps the Holy Spirit is moving a new generation of believers to question whether every detail of faith is actually required by God. In every age religious expressions are infused with political, social and intellectual agendas that have no real bearing on the Kingdom of God. Second, blindly trusting anyone who hasn’t wrestled with doubt is dangerous. The person who receives the words of Jesus without any questions is someone who hasn’t really heard the words. Saul of Tarsus was a rst-rate Jewish scholar who believed he was doing God’s work by persecuting Christians. After meeting Jesus on the road to Damascus he spent three days, blind and alone, reconsidering everything he previously believed to be God’s will. If Jesus is real, everything changes. Third, don’t be confused. We seek in order to nd; sometimes we doubt in order to avoid seeking. Jesus appeared to Thomas because his doubts were reasonable; Thomas responded with the declaration, “my Lord and my God.” God invites us to seek—even to question—yet He assures us He can be found. The witness of scripture and of the centuries is that God reveals himself to those who seek him. Too many people consider doubt an impartial quality, as if doubt is somehow above the ght. Doubt is a method and has its limits. It is important to keep things balanced. Doubt is a useful tool, but a terrible destination. Fourth, doubt is not the opposite of faith. In, God in the Dark, Os Guinness says unbelief is the opposite of faith. Unbelief is the willful choice to not believe even after the questions have been answered. Doubt can spring from honesty or confusion; unbelie f springs from the will. In the nal analysis, even our intellect is called to obey. Next, remember that someone’s doubts are just that–their doubts. They don’t have to be yours. Sometimes the religious establishment can be guilty of a sti ing orthodoxy. The next generation can be guilty of demanding uncertainty of others. I might think your faith is nothing more than Christian superstition, but that does not mean I’m called to change your mind. Finally, the object of faith is a Person, not a proposition. For more than ve years I’ve loved my wife, Val. After these years I don’t pretend to understand her! How much more the unfathomable Creator? The book of Job reveals the essence of faith is relationship, not precept. I may doubt my understanding of God, but I trust I will never doubt Him. Jesus is our destination. Don’t be afraid of doubts or questioning. Be afraid of “cookie-cutter” Christianity that forces everyone to look the same, dress the same, think the same, act the same, sing the same, spend the same and even smell the same. However, when plowing through doubts, remember Jesus is the target to pursue, and His Word, the Bible is accurate.Dr. Les Morgan is pastor of Caloosa Baptist Church in LaBelle, located 200 yards behind The Front Porch restaurant on Highway 80. Doubts about your faith W onderful experienceThe Pioneer Family would like to thank all of those who made our day so special. Thanks to all you volunteers who work so hard. Our special thanks to Terri Lazar, you w ere such a pleasure to work with. You made us feel like royalty. Thanks to Pat Langford for the luxury ride. Thank you Heritage Museum for preserving the history of our special community. To all those involved, thank you for giving our family a day we will never forget. Sincerely The Edwin and Lydia O’Bannon FamilyThanksWe would like to thank these businsses for their donations or gifts to Grandma’s Groves luncheons: Hungry Howies, Beef O’Brady’s, Lori’s Hair Design (cut with Ernie), Saddle Up A rcade, Helen’s Barber Shop, Honey store, W inn Dixie, Log Cabin BBQ, Lions Den, Don’s Steakhouse, Alva Diner, Top Draw Restaurant, Randy’s Garage, LaBelle Jeep, Quality 1 Auto Care and Sales, Langford Ford, Front Porch Restaurant, Taco Bell, Ace Hardware, Advance Auto, Auto Zone. Thanks again, your gifts were very much appreciated.Successful “Poppy Days”And now the Torch and Poppy red we w ear in honor of our dead, fear not that ye have died for naught; we’ll teach the lesson that ye wrought in Flanders Fields By: Moina Michael On behalf of the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 130, we would like to thank the community for making our recent “Poppy Days” very successful. A big thank you to the W inn Dixie and Save-A-Lot supermarkets for allowing the Auxiliary volunteers to be at your locations on Feb. 17-18 in LaBelle for the distribution of the veteran-made handcrafted memorial poppy. All proceeds are used to aid our veterans and their families. Thank you all for caring! For God and Country Linda Teasley, Poppy Chairman American Legion Auxiliary Unit 130, LaBelleGrand Marshal tributeThank you to the Old Timers’ Dinner committee for the orchestration and dedication of a well organized dinner event. Terri Lazar chaired the LaBelle Heritage Museum committee Betti Allen, Mary Bartoshuk, Irene Doub, Jayne Gourley, Marie Hoffman, Elinor Jones, Joan Marsh, Marge Rhodes, Lynda Rider-Smith and Nikki Yeager. Special thank yous to the Explorers who helped with the parking, the Caloosa Baptist youth who served everyone with drinks, the Swamp Cabbage Gumbo, kept tables neat and helped with the clean-up. Thank you to everyone who donated a dessert for the dessert auction directed by Phill Pellitier. Another thank you to Jeff Lazar who kept the dinner line going and Donna Baines who specializes in the 50/50. Of course none of this would have come about without the outstanding meal ‘cooked-up’ and served by Cassie’s Cracker Cookin’ & Caterin’ service. It was an enjoyable evening for all. Thank you to the Swamp Cabbage Committee for giving me the opportunity and honor to represent LaBelle as the 2012 Grand Marshal. It was a wonderful weekend weather was perfect. The city staff prepared a delicious breakfast before the parade. It was well attended by dignitaries, city employees and commissioners. The parade kept moving and had many outstanding entries. Of course the park was packed with lots of vendors with all kinds of foods, things to do and so many items for sale. A scrumptious luncheon prepared by Cassie’s Cracker Cookin’ & Caterin’ was served to the O’Bannon Family as the 2012 Pioneer Family. Thelma Orwig is the matriarch of the O’Bannons. During the Bike games, I also had the honor of presenting the American Legion Rider’s scholarships to two of LaBelle’s nest youth. The car show was well represented with 2 blocks of cars ‘wall-to-wall’ on both sides of the street. I was also given a ‘job’, of identifying a car of distinction. Continuous entertainment kept everyone moving to the beat! I was not able to attend all of the activities. Thank you again to the Swamp Cabbage Committee for bringing together all areas of the festival. Thank you to the LaBelle City crews for both preparing LaBelle for the crowds and the major clean-up after the crowds and vendors had all gone home! It was a great festival and weekend! Nikki Yeager 2012 Grand Marshal Thank You Les Morgan

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by Pat DobbinsSewing for the babies in our community... That’s what Elnora Funkhouser does almost every week in LaBelle. Mrs. Funkhouser sews swaddling blankets for the Hendry County Health Department’s Healthy Families program for new parents and their bundles of joy. Some of the materials are provided from funding through the United Way as well as other sources. Mrs. Funkhouser has been sewing since she was a teenager and really enjoys it. She has sewn about 50 swaddling blankets so far. She never requested nor expected any kind of reward or recognition for her sewing talents, but Judy Paskvan, Program Manager at the Hendry County Health Department decided that Mrs. Funkhouser needed to know how much she is appreciated. Mrs. Funkhouser has lived in LaBelle for about four years. She moved here from Missouri. She has one daughter that lives in Lehigh and three other children that still live in Missouri. She has seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Mrs. Funkhouser stated, “I wish I had learned swaddling when I was a young mother.” One of the most important reasons to swaddle your baby is to help them get good rest each and every night. If your baby is sleeping you will be able to sleep as well so swaddling is great for both of you. When babies are in the womb they are in a very small, cozy and secure place. However, upon birth they no longer have a small con ned place in which to live but rather a big open world that can be intimidating. Swaddling a baby is like giving them back the security of being in the womb all over again. For the rst few months of a babies’ life, the swaddling can keep babies arms and legs con ned to help reduce the jerk re ex. It makes it so much easier to lay a napping baby down when they are all wrapped up. Staff members from the Healthy Families Program distribute the swaddling blankets to parents who are registered in their program and teach these new parents how to swaddle their babies. Each blanket is measured 41 inches by 41 inches so that the baby can be properly swaddled. The Hendry County Health Department and the families of Hendry County would like to thank Mrs. Funkhouser and let her know they sure appreciate these lovely swaddling blankets! HERE’S MY CARDKeep the number of these locally owned business on hand for all of your service & shopping needs. GRAND OPENING!FREE Blood Pressure Checks1. Walk-In Urgent Care 2. Family Medicine 3. Chiropractor 4. Physical Therapy & FREE Screenings 5. Medical Weight Loss!Urgent & Convenient Care Centerwww.urgentandconvenientcare.com 863-342-8260 Se Habla Espaol 5 Caloosa Belle March 1, 2012 Submitted photo/ Brenda BarnesPictured from left: Judy Paskvan, Program Manager at Hendry & Glades County Health Departments and Mrs. Elnora Funkhouser. It doesn’t take much looking to nd folks in need who need a little hand. So, several local residents have gotten together to help them out of temporarily bad situations. Public Employees Effectively Partnering 4 Success (PEEPS) are doing a little fundraising, working anonymously through the United Way and other agencies, to identify situations where they can be of service. Already thus far PEEPS has helped someone who fell on hard times to pay their SWAFAS bill and provided a happy Christmas for two LaBelle families, with a total of six kids. Anyone who would like to help PEEPS with a donation can call Mary Jo or Lisa at 675-2872 and they will put them in touch with the organization. PEEPS offering a helping hand Relay for Life, the all night event raising money to ght cancer, is seeking photos of cancer survivors, caregivers and those we have lost to the disease. This year’s event w ill be March 31-April 1. These photos will be used for the slideshow to help bear witness to the lives touched by cancer. If you have pictures to share, please email them to kristi@creativethoughts.net, bring them to First Baptist Church or mail them to: Kristi Hall, P.O. Box 369, LaBelle, FL 33975 Relay seeks photos Sewing to Swaddling

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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 6 Caloosa Belle March 1, 2012 Richard Barnes Welch, 68LABELLE — Richard Barnes Welch, age 68, of LaBelle, died Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012, in Fort Myers. Richard was born May 3, 1943, in Pitts eld, Mass. He served in the Army during the Vietnam War. He was a resident of LaBelle since 2007 and was a former, longtime resident of Lehigh Acres. He worked for many years as Shop Manager for A. Duda & Sons in LaBelle. Survivors include his wife, Olg a Welch of LaBelle; step son, Hienio Candia of Immokalee; and step grandchildren, Nathan, Laura and Angelina Candia. The funeral service will be held Thursday, March 1, 2012, 2 p.m. at Akin-Davis Funeral Home in LaBelle with Father Chester Domaszewicz of ciating. Interment will follow in Fort Denaud Cemetery. Military Honors will be conducted by the U.S. Army. Calling hours will be Thursday, March 1, from noon to 2 p.m.at Akin-Davis Funeral Home in LaBelle. Arrangements by: Akin-Davis Funeral HomeLaBelle. Obituaries Submitted photo/ Jackie MoodyA century of faith and loveThe First Baptist Church of LaBelle at 330 North Main Street in LaBelle celebrated its 100th anniversary February 12, 2012. Pastor Frank M. Deerey, Jr. and the anniversary committee hosted special events Friday, Feb. 10-Sunday, Feb. 12. Over 600 members and guests attended. It was a great time of reunion with old friends; a time to look back on our history; and a time to look forward to our future. Dr. John Sullivan, Executive Director of the Florida Baptist Convention was the guest speaker on Sunday morning. Spaghetti fundraiserCaloosa Baptist Church Building Fundraiser Friday March 9th @ Maple Corner Clubhouse $6 donation advanced or $7 at the door. Serving from 5-6 p.m. with Gospel sing featuring Reel Love and the Shock Sisters to begin at 6 PM For advanced tickets or more info please call Trudy Henderson @239-2298621 or 863-612-0340 for advance tickets b y Tuesday March 6. Church Briefs by State Representative Denise GrimsleyBridling the budgeting process in Congress seems to have become a task nearly as steep as the soaring de cits and debt strangling our nation’s economic future. The current system is as ef cient as sowing the wind and half as productive. In Florida, w e have weathered the economic storms of late without raising taxes or spending bey ond our means. Congress might do well to take a look at what states, like ours, have accomplished without breaking the bank, or buying it. What’s institutionally broken in Washington, D.C., need not stay that way, starting with three simple concepts that have become fundamental in Florida’s budgeting process: A Constitutional Requirement for a Balanced Budget. In Florida, our state constitution requires a balanced budget. For those w ho have decried that sort of provision for the U.S. Constitution, I can only point to the effective role it has played in Florida’s legislative process. Balancing our budget each year cannot be overlooked or ignored: it is a real demand that legislators who swear to uphold the state constitution must accomplish if our allegiance is true. Congress should desire that same accountability for itself. I have no doubt that the other 48 states that require a balanced budget in some form (Vermont being the exception) would gladly ratify such an amendment because they, like Florida, have seen it used as a basic tool for sensible budgeting. Public Review & Transparency. Our state constitution requires a 72-hour waiting period between the time the nal budget proposal is printed and the nal vote is taken. This is important in preventing “bridges to nowhere” and other last-minute spending projects that fail to receive the sunlight of public scrutiny. We publish our budget drafts online, with the ability to review from any internet access point. Taxpayers deserve to see exactly how their dollars are spent. In our case, it has often helped ensure budget writers do their best to develop a budget they know will withstand the scrutiny of the public eye. Streamlined and Simpli ed Budget-Writing. Should one take even a cursory glance at a congressional budgeting schematic, you would understand exactly why the federal budget is in a tailspin and our tax code mocks common sense. In both houses of Congress, there are multiple lines of authority vested in at least three major committees with innumerable subcommittees, not to mention disparate discretionary and entitlement funding streams. While in the Florida House, I can’t promise that we’ve achieved perfection, but Florida’s budget process is comparatively simple and has clear linesof-sight and simpli ed jurisdictions. That offers cohesion and encourages budgetary discipline where it matters most: in the lineitems that, one-by-one, can break or balance a budget. Sometimes institutions stop serving their purpose and start serving themselves. Congress is no exception. Without systemic reforms, the fundamentals that have sustained our Republic are at stake and our generation’s only legacy will be a debtor’s whirlwind. State Representative Denise Grimsley (R-Sebring) is the chairman of the Appropriations Committee in the Florida House of Representatives. Federal budget process reform Damien Joseph, a graphic artist employed by the National Park Service in Colorado will be conducting a two-hour intermediate/ advanced watercolor paint workshop on March 10, at 10 a.m. at the end of Seagrape Drive within the Preserve. The site is near the Big Cypress Swamp Welcome Center at 33000 Tamiami Trail East, Ochopee. For generations artists, through a variety of mediums, have inspired appreciation for protected areas around the world. For the past 20 years, Damien’s job has been to create original art works for exhibits, which are displayed at national parks all over the United States. Mr. Joseph is passionate about art and has a passion to teach and inspire. During his visit to South Florida Damien will also be working with students at Everglades City School. If you would like to participate in the workshop, please bring your paint set and a closable container to collect your water after painting. 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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGNotice is hereby given that the Local Planning Agency of Hendry County (LPA) will hold a public hearing on the following petition on March 14, 2012, at 6:00 p.m. at the Hendry County Courthouse, Commission Chambers, 25 E. Hickpochee Ave, LaBelle, Florida. The LPA will determine if the application is consistent with the Hendry County Comprehensive Plan and will review the application for consistency with the Hendry County Land Development Code. The recommendations of the Local Planning Agency will be made to the Board of County Commissioners for “nal consideration at a public hearing. This hearing will be held on March 27, 2012, at 5:05 p.m. at the Hendry County Courthouse, Commission Chambers, 25 E. Hickpochee Ave, LaBelle, Florida. Copies of the “les and information regarding the petition are available for public inspection at the Hendry County Planning and Zoning Department, 640 South Main Street, LaBelle, Florida, and may be viewed Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Interested parties may appear at the meeting and be heard with respect to the matter. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board with respect to any matter considered at such meeting or hearing, he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Petition Number: VA12-0001 Applicant/Agent: Ms. Angie Williams, represented by Matt Stanton III, Stanton Mobile Homes Resolution Title: A RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA, GRANTING A VARIANCE OF 10 FEET FOR A FRONT SETBACK OF 15 FEET FOR A MOBILE HOME IN THE HIGH DENSITY RESIDENTIAL … MOBILE HOME (RG-3M) ZONING DISTRICT Location: 713 Arkansas Ave, Clewiston, FL Property size: 0.17 acres +/Request: The applicant is requesting a variance of 10 feet for a front setback of 15 feet instead of 25 feet in the High Density Residential …Mobile Home (RG-3M) for a new mobile home. Legal description of subject property: LOT 17, BLOCK E, HARLEM ADDITION #8, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 137 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. Orvell Howard, Chairman Tris Chapman, Chairman Hendry County Local Planning Agency Hendry County Board of County Commissioners 7 Caloosa Belle March 1, 2012 V FW offering handbagsEveryone is invited. VFW Post 10100 Ladies Auxiliary presents Handbags by “Miche.” You do not want to miss these fabulous, stylish and versatile handbags. The party will be held at the post dining hall March 10 from 2-5 p.m. Refreshments will be served. The post is located on Hwy. 29S next to the rodeo grounds. For further information call 863-674-0467.Free HIV testingHendry and Glades County Health Departments will offer free HIV testing for anyone on Friday, March 9, to honor National W omen and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. A lthough 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. W riters to meetThe LaBelle Writers Group will meet at noon Thursday, March 8, in the conference room at Barron Library. All serious writers are invited.Mobile mammograms availableThe Mobile Mammo from Radiology Regional Center will be stationed at Oakbrook of LaBelle Monday, March 5, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. The coach will be positioned in the front lot, west side. Book now at 239936-2316. Space is limited. No prescription necessary. State of the art, full eld screening digital mobile mammography services. Most insurances accepted. Discounted selfpay pricing available.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.Stuffed pork chops, anyone?Hosted by the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 130 Famous Stuffed Pork Chop Dinner on Wednesday, March 7, from 4 p.m.-till. Menu: Stuffed Pork Chop, mashed potatoes/ gravy, green beans, applesauce, roll and tea/coffee, dessert included. $8. Public welcome. Located at 699 Hickpochee Ave. (SR 80) LaBelle.Are you ready to start your own business?If you are thinking of starting your own business, being your own boss, becoming that entrepreneur you have always wanted to be, then take time to join the Small Business Center for a free FAQ Session. You will be given the questions you need to ask yourself before starting on a new venture. The event takes place on Wednesday, March 14, 8-10 a.m. at Edison State College, Room A106, 1092 E. Cowboy Way, LaBelle. Register on line at sbdc.seminars.org.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 ability 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 1-800887-9234 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)2783401 or visit www.redcross.org. Join the Kiwanis Club of LaBelle for Hands-Only CPR.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 your 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.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 Community Briefs

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863-517-1153Linda Dekle Davis • Lic. Real Estate Broker 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 sel l 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 WWW.BELLEREALTY.COM 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 2 w w w w w w . B B e e l l l l e e R R e e a a l l t t y y . c c o o m m Terri Banky Lic. Real Estate Broker Associates:Shary Weckwerth, Stephanie Weatherford, Sandra Alexander and Lisa Andrews C H E C K O U T A L L O U R L I S T I N G S O N L I N E COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL $20,000 per Ac. 2 to 3 Ac. Commercial out parcels in Port LaBelle, several to pick from. $40,000 and up Commercial acreage in Port LaBelle. Call for locations and sizes available. $79,000 Commercial Corner across from new soccer “elds. New stucco, electrical & insulation. Partial remodel needs you to “nish. $89,900 1/2 Ac. Commercial Lot on Davis St. $102,250 4+/Ac. Zoned PUD, could be commercial or multi family, next to store in Port LaBelle. $169,000 1 ac on Main St., busy downtown loc. w/older bldg. $169,000 SR 80 Corner Ac, B-1 w/billboard income. $189,900 Vacant 2 ac. on SR 80, west of town $299,000 Commercial/Industrial Bldg on S. Bridge St. Over 4,000 sq. ft. Can be divided. $340,000 Cowboy Way 5 Ac +/Industrial. Will split, Cleared & Filled, Seller Financing. Water/sewer nearby $641,203 Railroad access in Moore Haven. 29+/ac. close to Hwy 27 & river. Water & sewer nearby. WATERFRONT $119,000 Over 1 ac. on the river, Ft. Denaud Rd. $165,000 2/2 pool home with fantastic river views. Attached workshop $192,500 Ft. Denaud 1 Ac. $225,000 Boat docks are permitted. 3/2 plus den w/new kitchen & baths in 2010. Brand new wood ”ooring, appliances included. $259,900 3/2 pool home on 1 ac. Home features formal dining & den. $399,000 Highest elevation along the river w/600 porch. 3/2 home includes RV garage & 2 car attached garage & an un“nished basement for future apartment. $550,000 Spectacular 7 Ac Pasture w/ Oaks, 500 ft on the River. Great investment, future land use 3 units per ac. $998,000 Riverfront pool home on 6.5ac. Updated in 2010. Granite counters, “replace and stainless appliances. Irrigation, workshop, boat basin and 2 boat docks included. $1,300,000 Own a piece of history Historic Tyrell Gardens. Beautifully renovated 5BR/3BA home on 3.4 ac. with 800 ft of old and new river frontage. 48 hour notice required. $1,500,000 Commercial waterfront motel loccated on Intracoastal waterway. 5.2 ac! LOTS & LAND $2,500 Port LaBelle Lots, Seller “nancing $6,400 Moore Haven Yacht Club $8,900 Mobile home lots $25,000 Beautiful .45 ac. located in the city 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, Broke r Paul@PaulRoser.co m 239/564-200 2 $ 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 wat erfront propert y zoned Commercia l w/2 homes REDUCED REDUCED REDUCE D Cell/Text 863-675-4500or visit our website atwww.soland.comSherri Denning Licensed Real Estate Broker Associates: 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 AFFORDABLE COUNTRY LIVING! Relax under the shade of the beautiful Oak trees on this acre completely fenced yard! Some features include a spacious eat-in kitchen, wood laminate ”ooring with carpet in the bedrooms, large closets and most of the furniture! $45,000 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 3 L 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 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 e r t i e s 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, Se Habla Espanol MOBILE HOMES maintained manufactured home + 2/2 mobile home. $100,000 City of LaBelle on oversized lot, features woodlike ”ooring & carpet, master bath has tiled shower, overspacious kitchen and much much more. Priced to sell at $69,900. tured home on .75+/acre. Located near shopping and schools. Small older frame home also on the property that could use a little TLC for additional rental income. $60,000. Moore Haven. $50,000. in 2/1 on corner lot. New vinyl/carpet, tiled shower and tiled kitchen countertop w/ oak cabinets. $25,000. .25+/acre. $21,000. Call about our vacant land! LOTS $980,000. S/D. Priced to sell at only $35,100. Possible seller “nancing. vision $35,000. plenty of oak trees for your dream home. Located in a gated deed restricted comminity. $23,900. $20,000. S/D $20,000. subdivision $20,000. $20,000. UNDER CONTRACT Riverside Real Estate45 South Riverview Street LaBelle, FL 33935863-675-2718 S E H A B L A E S 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 LaBelle Area Real Estate 8 Caloosa Belle March 1, 2012 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 vaccinations at the shelter prior to the class for only $20 for both. We do ask that the humans be 13 y ears old or older and under 18 year of age must have a parent present. Call (863)675-0997 to book your spot as space is limited. A portion of the proceeds w ill go to the wonderful dogs (and cats too) at Caloosa Humane Society. 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. V FW newsFriday, March 2: Pizza Day, noon till ?? Sunday, March 4: Bingo, 2 p.m. in the post hall. 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. A MVETS establishedMeetings are at VFW Post 10100 the third W ednesday of the month 6:30 p.m. Any v eteran of the armed forces honorably discharged since WWII is eligible for membership. For more information call Mark Schoenw ald at 239-246-3094 or come to VFW Post 10100 for an application.Help for small businessesThe Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is here to help. Potential and existing small businesses sometimes need assistance to keep that positive aspect of operating a business. Make an appointment with SBDC to discuss your ideas and issues. Free one-on-one counseling is available by appointment; call J anice 239-860-8592. Watch for workshops and seminars held in the rural areas that will help keep you on track. Next on the schedule is Q & A About Starting a Business on March 14, 8-10 a.m. at Edison State College, 1092 Cowboy Way in LaBelle. Register on line for this free and informative workshop at sbdc.fgcu.edu or call 239745-3700. Community Briefs

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country for the past 8 1/2 years. A June 23, 2012, wedding has been set for the couple at Our Lady Queen of Heaven Catholic Church in LaBelle. CHRIS MCAVOY ALVIE WILSON & Mr. and Mrs. Earle D. Wilson would like to announce the engagement of their daughter Alvie Wilson to Chris McAvoy, son of Gene and Donna McAvoy of LaBelle. Alvies grandparents are Anthony and Donna Minimi in LaBelle. Chriss grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Gene McAvoy in Montrose, Pa. Alvie is a kindergarten teacher at Country Oaks Elementary School. She graduated from both Edison College and the University of Miami. Petty Of“cer Chris McAvoy is currently serving in the United States Navy. He has served our ENGAGEMENT 9 Caloosa Belle March 1, 2012 Submitted photo/ Cathy KirbyLES Reading NightLaBelle Elementary celebrated Literacy Week by holding its annual Family Reading Night. This year’s theme was reading with Winnie the Pooh and Friends. Pooh, Tiger and Piglet showed up to get hugs while 80 families enjoyed a hotdog dinner, read with their children and played Pooh Bear Bingo. Winnie the Pooh read a book about friendship and gave tips to parents on how to read with their children. Many families took advantage of the photo opportunity that was available. The evening culminated with drawings for prizes, gift bags for all children and a Winnie the Pooh book for each LES student. This event would not have been such a success without the help of a caring faculty and staff, volunteers and nancial assistance from Kiwanis and Winn Dixie. On Thursday, Feb. 9, the LaBelle Middle School (LMS) Future Business Leaders of A merica (FBLA) hosted the FBLA District 19 Leadership Conference. Approximately 250 FBLA students from Charlotte, Collier, Glades, Hendry and Lee counties attended the conference. District President, Jay Terran from Riverdale High School presided over the conference. LMS Principal Gary White welcomed the guests and offered well wishes for the conference. District Adviser Jodi Higginbotham also brought greetings. Ms. Brenda Hoots, A ssistant Supervisor of Elections of Hendry County was the guest speaker. The awards ceremony was the highlight of the afternoon and LMS competitors did v ery well. Congratulations to our LMS FBLA winners: 1st Place Business Math – Emma Cahoon (8th grade) 2nd Place Business Math – Hugo Vargas (8th grade) 3rd Place Business Math – Joey Leon (8th grade) 4th Place Business Math – Bianca Mendoza (7th grade) 1st Place Computer Slide Show Team – Lexus Campbell (7th grade), Selina Soto (7th grade) and Megan Price (8th grade) 2nd Place Computer Slide Show – Stephany Manguela (6th grade) and Miriam Ruiz (6th grade) 3rd Place Computer Slide Show – Francisco Vargas (8th grade) 4th Place Computer Slide Show – Ashlee Bird (6th grade) and Samantha Sims (7th grade) 1st Place Web Page Creation – Allison Peet (7th Grade), Amanda Sullivan (7th Grade) and Trystan Yzaguirre (8th Grade) Many of these members will be headed to our state conference in April…so stay tuned for more winners! Our members are in need of sponsors to help with travel expenses, if anyone would like to help, please contact Jodi Higginbotham at 674-4646 or by email at higginbothamj@hendry.k12. .us. Our students appreciate our loyal supporters over the year. LMS Future Business Leaders take district honors by Pat DobbinsThere is a public health system in each community. The public health system does not mean county health departments alone. The public health system is de ned as the w ide range of public, priv ate and voluntary organizations such as governmental agencies, school systems, health care providers, hospitals, law enforcement, communitybased organizations, local associations, businesses and individuals. The function of this broad system framework is to work together collectively to improve the health of the community. The following diagram shows how we are all connected to each other within the local public health system: Some speci c responsibilities of the entire public health system are to:  Prevent epidemics and the spread of disease  Protect against environmental hazards and prevent injuries  Promote and encourage healthy behaviors  Assure the quality and accessibility of health services  Respond to disasters and assist communities in recovery The core functions of the public health system include:  Assessment: Making regular, systematic collection, assembly, analysis and distribution of information on the health of the community, including statistics on health status, community health needs and epidemiological and other studies of health problems.  Policy development: Using the scienti c knowledge to assist in the decisionmaking about public health and taking a strategic approach to leadership for public health policy.  Assurance: Engaging policy-makers, community partners, businesses and the public to help determine what level of services are needed in the community. There are ten essential public health services and they are derived from the speci c responsibilities and core functions which include: 1. Monitoring health status within the community 2. Diagnosing and investigating health problems and health hazards 3. Informing, educating and empowering people about health issues 4. Mobilizing community partnerships to identify and solve health problems 5. Develop policies and plans that support individual and community health 6. Enforcing laws and regulations that protect health and ensure safety 7. Linking people to needed personal health services 8. Assuring a competent public health and personal health care workforce 9. Evaluating the effectiveness, accessibility and quality of health services 10. Conducting research for innovative solutions to health problems The Public Health Wheel best illustrates the relationship among core functions, speci c responsibilities and the ten essential public health services. There will always be challenges in rural communities. If we work collectively as a community and strengthen our partnerships, we can make improvements to the overall health and safety of our communities! W hat is a Public Health System? Patricia Dobbins

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Off Brake Work WELCOME BACK NORTHERN FRIENDSWe do computerized wheel alignments € We now sell tires!Randys Garage, Inc.€ 863-675-1032 € 737 S. Bridge St. € LaBelle$10Of fA/C Work $3OffOil Chan g e$10Off Brake Work 10 Caloosa Belle March 1, 2012 The LaBelle Cowboys split a pair of games this past week to even their baseball record at 2-2 on the season. On Tuesday, Feb. 21, the Cowboys defeated a much-improved Dunbar Tiger team 5-2. Junior Tyler O’Ferrell limited the Tigers to four hits and no earned runs through six-anda-third-innings in the mound. He walked one w hile striking out four on the evening. Junior Austin Garcia got the nal two outs, striking out both hitters for his rst save of the season. The Cowboys also received ne offensive performances from O’Ferrell and senior Bo Meador. Both batters went 2 for 3 at the plate. Senior Steven Sodrel added a triple and junior Brandon Miners a double for the Cowboys. On Thursday, Feb. 23, the Cowboys lost a tough 2-1 decision to the Lake Placid Green Dragons in eight innings. Southpaw Steven Sodrel pitched a ne game going six innings giving up 4 hits and one unearned run while striking out 9 Dragons. Austin Garcia took the tough loss pitching the nal two innings. The Cowboys out-hit the Dragons 8 to 5, but could not come up with the big hit when needed during the contest. Tyler O’Ferrell and Garcia had stellar performances at the plate, going 2 for 4 with a double apiece for the Cowboys. Cowboys split two games Tyler O’Ferrell Player of the Week Submitted photos/ Bill WarrenJunior Pro All StarsTOP LEFT: Three-point winners were, from left: Dillion White, Grant Gillman, Darrell Harris and Taylor Sanchez. TOP RIGHT: Boys B free throw winner-Johan Henry. BOTTOM LEFT: Boys A free throw winner Ty Reed. Girls-Free Throw winner Brooke White is not pictured. by JerriLynn MerrittThe Cowgirls softball team won two games in totally different ways last week. The Cowgirls started the week with a home game against the Tigers from Dunbar High School and dominated from the start with strong pitching, defense and 15 runs o f offense in three innings to win by the mercy rule 15-0. Next the Cowgirls would travel to 6A Sebring for a big road game that would be a battle from the rst pitch of the game to the last pitch of the 9th inning. The Cowgirls jumped on top in the second inning when sophomore shortstop Abbie O’Ferrell blasted a double to deep left eld and then scored on two wild pitches. Sebring tied the game at one in the 6th inning and threatened to win the game in the bottom of the 7th. However, the Cowgirls would get out of the jam with tight defense behind pitcher Gennifer Raulerson, highlighted by freshman second baseman Beatriz Cardoza throwing out the potential winning run at home, with junior catcher Elainee Marroquin hanging in tough to apply the tag on Blue Streak center elder Danielle Lower to save the game. The girls came out red up in the ninth inning. Beatriz Cardoza was hit by a pitch from Blue Streak pitcher Haley Pack and advanced to second when the Streaks’ catcher attempted a pickoff and the throw went into right eld. Sophomore Rachael Reinbott then sacri ced Cardoza to third to set up Elainee Marroquin, who promptly lined a single to left plating Cardoza. Abbie O’Ferrell would then step to the plate and drive in Marroquin with her second double and third hit of the night. The Cowgirls stopped the Streaks’ offense in the bottom of the ninth with the score 3-1. Cowgirls Coach Raymond Marroquin said after the game that this was a “total team win.” The Cowgirls will be at home twice this week with games on Tuesday against Clewiston and Thursday against Gulf Coast at 7 p.m. Cowgirls dominate one, battle for other Submitted photo/ Bill WarrenSCF top shermenPictured is the 2012 SCF Fishing tournament winning team of Markley and Riley. The team displays their catch a ve-bass limit weighing 16.98 lbs. worth $840.00 to the team. The runner up team of Timms and Corey weighed in 155 pounds and also had the big bass, which weighed 6.32 lb. There were 56 boats, with 2 man teams in each boat splitting any prize money won. Prizes were paid down to 8th place. Little League opening ceremoniesLaBelle Little League Opening Ceremonies will be held this Saturday March 3, at 10 a.m. at Davis Pratt Park. We will be selling chicken/rib dinners for $8 and the games begin!

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11 Caloosa Belle March 1, 2012 SCF oat winnersCaloosa Belle/ Patty BrantBest Overall Caloosa Humane Society First place, Showtime Cloggers Second place Bayshore Cloggers Third place Seniors of Moore Haven Vintage carThis beauty is a 1937 Packard convertible owned by John and Carol Balanik of Mentor, Ohio just one of the many fantastic entries in the South Central Florida Car Club’s 2012 SCF show always a big draw for festival goers. Multi-talented2012 SCF Grand Marshal Nikki Yeager held on for dear life as she chinned herself at the Marines’ booth Saturday. A former gymnastics teacher, Nikki even impressed the Marines. She was helped up to the bar by young Clayton Merritt, a recent LHS graduate who is headed for Marine training at Parris Island March 5. Kayaking funAgustin and Michael Hernandez gets a push off the bank from Cathy Crimmins of Riverside Retreat. Folks seemed to love this new attraction to the SCF. Tin Can SailorFormer sailor “Alligator Ed” got a kick out of the SCF parade as he marched in his old uniform and took other people’s pictures. He served on a Destroyer 1949-55. He said he planned to jump from a plane at Clewiston Airport to celebrate his 80th birthday Feb. 26.

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David C. Brown, M.D. is proud to announce the opening of a new of ce in LaBelle!Beginning March 1st, we will welcome patients at 870 W. Hickpochee Ave. in LaBelle. 863.674.0460Eye Centers of Florida accepts most vision insurance plans, but if you do not have insurance, we can still help. We offer a Complete, Comprehensive Vision Exam for only $79.00! Eye glasses (lenses AND frames) start at only $49.00!Our experienced team of experts are the cataract surgery leaders in S.W. Florida. We also have specialists to provide the care and treatment of Glaucoma, Dry Eyes, Floaters and Flashes, Macular Degeneration and Diabetic Retinopathy. Visit the most trusted ophthalmology practice in the area. www.ecof.com 12 Caloosa Belle March 1, 2012 Submitted photoAg Expo 2012The auction at this year’s Ag Expo proved to be a huge success Feb. 17 at the old airstrip in Clewiston. Starting out as a farm equipment auction, the event has grown to be a showcase for local agriculture and what Hendry County has to offer. This year experts discussed local possibilities in the expanding biofuel industry. Submitted photoChrist the King welcomes new pastorMel Karau, Chairman of Christ the King Lutheran Church, extends an invitation to all members of the community to joy them in welcoming Pastor “Nick” Moskovites, to the church and the community. Pastor Nick joins as the church celebrates its 29th anniversary in LaBelle at 350 CR 78. Sunday services are at 9:15 a.m. with Holy Communion celebrated on the rst, third and fth Sunday of each month. Childrens’ Sunday School is held at the same time as Sunday Service and adult Bible study immediately follows Sunday Service with refreshments. Pastor Nick is married to Pamela, a neonatal nurse, and they have a nine-year-old son, Nicholas. Christ the King recently added a fellowship hall and completed renovation of the church entrance. You are invited to join them in fellowship and celebrate the changes occurring at Christ the King. Caloosa Belle/ Patty BrantChamber offers new T-shirt, big prizes! Y ou’ll want to be sure and get one of the LaBelle Chamber of Commerce’s new T-shirts. The unique design focuses on where local non-pro t and government agencies can be found. Chamber Director Randy Daniels shows off this colorful shirt, which comes in charcoal grey. Shirts are just $15 at the chamber of ce, corner of Bridge Street and SR 80 across from the Courthouse. You can look spiffy and support the great work of you chamber of commerce at the same time. Speaking of the chamber, don’t forget to get your ticket to the annual giveaway on Saturday, March 10. Mouth watering 16 oz. steaks (yes, 16 oz.!) with baked potatoes, corn, salad, tea and dessert, along with a chance at winning the big $5,000 grand prize. There’s also a 50/50, silent auction and Diamonds and Denim costume contest all with an open bar. A $100 ticket admits two people! Tickets available from an y chamber director or at the chamber.

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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 SalesANNUAL PALM & PINES IN FELDA MULTI-FAMILY YARD SALE Sat. March 3rd, 8am -? Something for Everyone! BIG Yard Sale 110 Hand Ave 1/4 mile north of bridge March 2nd 4th Lots of clothing, appliances, etc. Shop here first! The classified ads Garage/ Yard SalesCLEWISTON 2203 Everhigh Acres Rd., 03/03/2012 03/04/2012, 8 am until.......... multifamily sale. Construction materials, jewelry, furniture, lamps, tools, a little of everything. for directions call 863-983-8792 or 863-599-0121. Follow balloon signs off of hiway 80. ORTONA Turkey Creek Subdivision, Sat March 3rd, 8:00 AM Start. Neighborhood Wide Sale, Many participants, Lots of great stuff!! Look for the balloons for more terri c bargains. Yard Sale Craft and Flea Market Grandma’s Grove 3/8/12 8:30 am -12:30 pm Lunch by Chef Ray-11 am For tables call Theo @ 863-674-0622 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 NOTICE: There is going to be a joint meeting workshop being held March 5, 2012 at 7:00 pm at 4051 N.E. Eucalyptus Blvd. LaBelle (Unit #4 of ce) between Unit #4 POA, Unit #5 POA and Unit #1 POA Presidents, one or more of directors from the units maybe in attendance. Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Employment Full TimeEXECUTIVE ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANTUnited 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 Time MH THERAPIST Need MH Therapist for children’s outpatient services in HendryGlades Co. schools. Must have Master’s in Psychology/Sociology or related eld. Bilingual (Eng/Span) preferred due to the population being served. For info, call Dee (Dir. of HR) at (863) 983-1423 or send an email to hgbhc13@ embarqmail.com. Employment MedicalClinical Case Manager (RN or Social Worker) Must have 2 years hospital case management, clinical and/or social work experience, verbal, written and computer data skills. Will coordinate care and services for selected patient populations. Able to demonstrate leadership, decision making and problem solving skills. Bilingual Spanish/English pref. Fax resume & cover ltr to FL Community Health Ctrs. (561) 844-1013 e-mail hr@fchcinc.org EOE/DFWP. Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds. Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. 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 Real Estate Services3bedroom/2bath 1 car garage home (2006) in port labelle for rent $800 a month rst & last. no pets (239)872-0707 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com 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 leaf for extended seating. $400.00/neg. (863)675-1410 Pets/SuppliesBeautiful Kittens free to good home. 3 males, 2 females, 8 weeks, variety of colors. 863-673-6753 Chihuahua year and half, white with black patches. 863-675-3729 leave message. Or work863-675-2541 Love the earth Recycle your used items by selling them in the classifieds. Your next job could be in todays classifieds. Did you look for it? The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Apartments1 BR apt. on quiet riverfront, very private, furnished, water included, no pets, non smoker, adults only, $650 mo., 1 yr. lease 239-337-5859 Greentree South Apartments Available for Immediate Occupancy 2 & 3 Bedroom Apartments • Ask about our move-in specials •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 LABELLE LARGE 1B R + extra sleeping area, 1BA apt. Huge kitchen with connecting dining area. Fully furnished. Newly refurbished, painted, hardwd rs, etc. Cold C/Air. All utils. included. High spd. internet avail. W/D. $750/mo. 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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 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 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 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 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 REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS SALE OR LEASE OF OFFICE BUILDING 622 W. SUGARLAND HIGHWAY, CLEWISTON, FLORIDA RFP NUMBER: 2012-15 OPENING DATE AND TIME: MARCH 23, 2012@ 2:00 P.M. Sealed proposals will be received by the Board of County Commissioners of Hendry County, Florida, for the sale or lease of the Clewiston Of ce Building, 622 W. Sugarland Highway, Clewiston, Florida 33440 (Parcel I.D. No. 3-34-43-01-010-0338-003.2), a 1,440 sq. ft. building. 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 March 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 411162 CN/CB 3/1,8/2012 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 PUBLIC MEETING EAST HENDRY COUNTY RECREATION ADVISORY BOARD Notice is hereby given that the East Hendry County Recreation Advisory Board will hold a meeting March 8, 2012, at 6:00 p.m., at the Harlem Community Civic Auditorium, 2000 7th Street, Clewiston, Florida. If a person decides to appeal any decision made with respect to any matter considered at this meeting, he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. East Hendry County Recreation Advisory Board 411182 CN/CB 3/1/2012 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 How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze! ApartmentsNear Center of LABELLE 1 br. Furnished Apt. Living Rm, & Kitch. $550 per month. No pets. Sec. deposit required. 863-234-1153. Houses RentHuge 3BR, 1.5BA Estate 1700 sq. ft. on 2 1/2 acres. Pioneer Plantation. $600 month. Call 239-285-7020 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. Storage Space RentA Load & Lock Storage5775 SR 80 • LaBelle, FL863-674-1876Alarmed Units • Security Cameras • Outside Storage Mobile Storage • 5x5 up to 10x30 Units • A/C Units Penske Truck RentalsBring this ad and receive $50 off rst months rent LABELLE RENT-A-SPACE Cowboy Way & Kennedy Blvd. Monthly includes tax: 5’x10’ $42.80; 8’x10’ $53.50;10’x10’ $58.85; 8’x25’ $96.30; 24 hr access $25 returnable key deposit. 863-675-2392 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Business Places SaleLakeport Patty’s Bait & Tackle Shop Hwy. 78 & Martin Blvd. bldg/commercial propany business-turn-key bait/tackle shop w/loyal customers, everything incl. Will consider lease &/or OF $90,000.00, Owner retiring. Call after 5 p.m. 863-673-1155 or visit. 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 Houses Sale ~ 20 ACRE ~Wooded Estate 4BR/4BA 2800 sq.ft. Home.(6 miles from downtown LaBelle).Built in 2004. Paved road. Large porch. 2 Ponds. Must see!IDEAL FOR...Homestead. Corporate retreat. Family/Extended Family 2nd home. Shared partnership w/friends, neighbors, business associates. Short sale approved for $295,000. Owner nancing possible.Phone owner 863-673-5071 Ask for Tom Lots SaleLABELLE Corner lot, city water, septic, & fence. Ready for Mobile/Motor home. $5,500. 941-302-0673. For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Mobile Home RentLaBelle 2 BR, Mob Home, oak trees, AC, Large deck, $130 per wk., $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 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 Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Mobile HomeSaleDoublewide 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! $5,000. Background check $50. Lot Rent $449. Call owner at (863)675-0690 Lakeport — 2BR/2BA older MH w/upgrades, 1/2 acre, roof over huge frt. Porch, 3 sheds, 2 cov. parking, now rented @ $600 mo. O.F. @ $68,000.00, with $5,000.00 down, $1,000.00 per mo, + prop taxes/ins. Entire amount to mortg. Paid in full w/in 5 yrs. Cash @ $65,000.00-call after 5 p.m. 863-673-1155. 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. Only $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 Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Travel Trailers23’ 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 Automobiles2002 Ford Taurus SES, 76,000 Highway miles, new tires. See at Aqua Isles unit A7 or call 515-327-0768 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 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Your new home could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? 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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice 15 Caloosa Belle March 1, 2012

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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you.No wonder newspaper readers enjoy life more! 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 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 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice 16 Caloosa Belle March 1, 2012

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Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you.No wonder newspaper readers enjoy life more! Public NoticeREQUEST 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 Public Notice 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 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 Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice 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 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 Public Notice TREE SERVICE SOCIAL ORGANIZATION ROOFING EDUCATION CHIROPRACTIC CARPET CLEANING CAR RENTAL APPLIANCES &REPAIRS 18 Caloosa Belle March 1, 2012 Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad.

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19 Caloosa Belle March 1, 2012 “Hooray for Hollywood – a Musical Revue” will debut at the Firehouse Community Theatre this Friday, March 2, at 7 p.m., under the direction of Nick Fidanza. This original musical revue will feature some of Hollywood’s best loved songs along with some fancy footwork performed by the Firehouse Singers. Additional shows are March 3, 9 and 10 at 7 p.m. and March 4 and 11 at 2 p.m. The March 10 and 11 shows are already sold out! Our singers include: Julia Beals, Barb Brandenburg-McDowell, Breanna Brown, Martha Pierce, Jesse Cuello, Ed Soulliere, Suzanne Hardee-Hubbart, Al Tagliente, Tina Kirby, Jean Wallace, Terri Lazar and Joe Wallace, Accompanying them on the piano is Linda Reecer. Choreography provide by Jenny Randolph. Tickets are $12 in advance; we cannot guarantee any at the door tickets. To purchase your seat in advance, please call our box of ce at (863) 675-3066 or email us at info@ rehousecommunitytheatre.com. The Firehouse Community Theatre is located at 241 North Bridge Street in historic downtown LaBelle. For more information about our theatre, please visit our Web site at www. rehousecommunitytheatre.com Get ready for the theatre Submitted photoNick Fidanza, accompanied on the piano by Martha Pierce, sings a number from the play. Submitted photo/ Addison AustinPrincess Abby Arnold, Grand Marshal Nikki Yeager and Queen Mallory Allen. Submitted photo/ Addison AustinLynda Rider Smith interviews 90+ year old LaBelle School graduate Beatrice Ballard at the Old Timers Dinner Feb. 23. O l d T i m e r s D i n n e r i n p h o t o s Old Timers Dinner in photos

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20 Caloosa Belle March 1, 2012 Noted area author and educator Nancy Dale is the guest speaker at this coming Thursday’s LaBelle Heritage Museum program meeting at LaBelle City Hall at 7 o’clock. Dr. Dale’s presentation will be most informative and interesting. There will be a recap of the 17th Annual Old Timers Dinner along with our activities at LaBelle’s Night on the Town this past Tuesday and Saturday and Sunday activities at the 46th Annual LaBelle Swamp Cabbage Festival at our “new” museum location in the 1911 William Hardy Poole drygoods emporium and residence at 360 North Bridge Street in the Downtown LaBelle Historic District. Margaret England and the nominating committee are still looking for a few good people willing to serve as of cers and one three-year director. If you are willing to serve our LaBelle Heritage Museum as a threeyear director, president, vice president and program chairman, treasurer or secretary for a one year term, please contact Margaret at mlelighthouse@embarqmail.com Margaret will also appreciate getting suggestions for possible nominees if you know someone who would make a great of cer or director. LaBelle native and successful professional engineer and land surveyor Jim D. Hull will be the speaker at April’s program meeting on April 5. He will enlighten us on Florida secrets that everyone should know, but nobody does. Election of of cers for our 2013 program year will also take place at the April meeting. Museum to recap, make plans Caloosa BelleSCF T-shirts!The new Swamp Cabbage T-shirts were out in time for LaBelle’s Night Out, Feb. 21. From left: Martha Humphries, left, arranges them on the table and Allen Pickles looks on as Gail Pelletier sorts through them. LaBelle’s Night Out on the Town!Caloosa BelleJobs availableJim Dooley of USSC had a table at LaBelle’s Night Out, on the lookout for good, reliable employees.Caloosa BelleHelmetsFifteen-monthold Rachel Moore is starting out right, learning to wear a helmet when she’s on her wheels. That’s Mom, Melissa Moore, with a watchful eye as gets the t just right.