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Title: The Caloosa belle
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: S.H. Stalls
Place of Publication: LaBelle Fla
Publication Date: 03-08-2012
Frequency: weekly
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Hendry -- LaBelle
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 49, no. 18 (Sept. 7, 1972)-
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Thursday, March 8, 2012 50¢ Plus tax V ol. 89 No. 10 Proposed driving track provokes skepticism newszap.comFree S p eechFree AdsSee Page 4 for information about how to contact the newspaper The County Sub-Of ces have moved out of the Clewiston Towne Center on US 27 (old K-Mart Building) to the following: Hendry County Sheriff’s Of ce to 100 E. El Paso Ave., Clewiston Hendry County Supervisor of Elections and Hendry County Property Appraiser are colocating at the Hendry County Health Department, 1100 Olympia Street, Clewiston 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. At 1100 S. Olympia Street, Clewiston: Hendry County Clerk’s Of ce Room 502 Hendry County Tax Collector & Drivers License Of ce – Room 300 Hendry County Probation – Room 512 Hendry County Administration – Room 441 Hendry County Building, Licensing & Code EnforcementMonday thru Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Room 433) Hendry County Housing Department (SHIP) Thursdays 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Room 431 entrance near the rear of the building) Hendry County Veteran Service Of ce (Room 506 – enter at the Tax Collector’s entrance) Tuesdays and Thursdays 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Eastern subof ces relocateby Patty BrantCaloosa Belle The prospect of having a driving park in their midst has Port LaBelle homeowners scurrying for answers. Those answers could mean the difference between continuing to enjoy their peaceful lifestyle and having to adapt to the noise generated by high performance cars. The question is: can such a development be designed to contain the noise? The old Oxbow golf course property, which closed several years ago, is now owned by a company called Armboz. The 240-acre tract is almost totally in Glades County, with just 18 acres in Hendry County. Southern Land Group, an investment, development, real estate consulting rm from Bonita Springs, is currently hoping to market that property as a one-of-a-kind “driving park.” Tuesday night, Feb. 27, Paul Roberts, President of Southern Land Group, spoke to a large group of concerned residents about these plans. The meeting took place at the Church of the Good Shepherd in Port LaBelle. The meetings had overtones of some hostility and many speakers decried the noise and congestion they fear from such an operation. Mr. Roberts told them he understands their concerns and was anxious to hear them so they can be addressed. At this time, the company is at the beginning of the planning process with Glades County. SouthLand has applied to Glades County for a Comprehensive Plan change and zoning change. Glades County Planning will have a public hearing at 5:05 p.m. Tuesday, March 13, in the commissioners room. At 9 a.m. Tuesday, April 10, Glades County commissisoners will hold another public hearing on this volitile subject. In the meanitime, the pubic got an opportunity to vent some questions and fears at a Feb. 28 meeting, Mr. Roberts did tell the audience that, if his company cannot come to a mutual agreement with Glades, there is a possible back up site in Hendry. However, he said the Glades site is preferable, adding that a demograhic study of the 250-mile area showed the old golf course is “the strongest site for a project like this.” He told the group that easy highway access is important to make the drive time shorter for community parttime residents, even though this site is more expensive. A number of those in the audience claimed to be racing fans, but that didn’t preclude them from worrying about how this facilit y would affect their lifestyle. Attempting to alleviate fears that the company could start the project and eventuall y have to walk away, leaving a devastated area, Mr. Roberts said his company has never had a project go bad. He said it has been in business ve or six years. Plans for the drive park call for 300 homes. Most would have a garage on the rst oor where owners would work on their cars, with living space on the second oor. Most would be second homes, not primary residences, he said. Mr. Roberts said most of the vehicles will be street legal some as they come off the showroom, some will have modi cations. The track is being planned as safe and appropriatly designed for amateur drivers who will train at course and must be certi ed to be on it. There will be no speed limit, he admitted. If built, it will have widest range of use o f Denim and Diamonds! It’s here this Saturday at the LaBelle Civic Center. You can still get a ticket at the chamber of ce through Friday. Somebody will win the top prize of $5,000 but everybody will enjoy a great steak dinner. Think about it a huge 16 ounce hunk of Delmonico steak cooked by some of the chamber director/chefs. Add to that a nice baked potato, tasty salad, corn, dessert and tea now that’s satisfaction! Of course, we haven’t event mentioned the silent auction lled with great items, the 50/50, costume contest and did we mention open bar? Chamber Giveaway Caloosa Belle/ Patty BrantResidents from Laurel Oaks Village and the Ranchettes in Port LaBelle demonstrated great concern over a proposed “driving track” development currently being considered by Glades County. The proposed 300-residence development would be on the site of the old Oxbow Golf Course. See Track — Page 2

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any track in the US, Mr. Roberts said. Water and sewer service for that area comes from Port LaBelle Utilities. Director Roger Greer said no one has sat down at the table to talk about the project with him. At this time, he feels there may be capacity at his facility to service such a community but until plans are more solid and real numbers are known, ‘It’s a big question mark.” Of course, the issue of emergency serv ices is always a big concern. Although the site is almost entirely within Glades County, Glades services are mainly concentrated in Moore Haven. Glades County deputies usually handle normal calls for service. However, emergency situations are handled differently, if a Glades deputy is not in the immediate vacinity. Hendry County Sheriff Steve Whidden said every Florida county has a mutual aid agreement with its neighbors. At this time, when a 911 call comes in from that area, it automatically goes to the Glades Sheriff’s Of ce, which then calls and requests that HCSO respond. The LaBelle Fire Department does respond to Port LaBelle res at this time, and Glades recipricates with response and training. However, Fire Lt. Richard Mour eld noted that, if needs grow, the budgetary issue of responding to Glades would have to be readdressed. For medical emergencies, Hendry County EMS Operations Chief Donna Aiken said at this time Hendry is the primary 911 responder for that area. However, as with law enforcement and re, Glades County may eventually need to discuss how emergencies will be handled and possibly come to some other arrangement, if a community of 300 residences becomes a reality. According to Mr. Roberts, up to 20 homes would most likely be built rst, then sold, with the actual track coming later. The venture will have a maximum of 600 members that could use the track members will not have to own homes there to use a garage, track and amenities, but only members will be able to have homes there. Typically, members would be part time residents, here only to work on and run their high performance vehicles on the track. He asserted that this will not be a race track, but a “driving course” for people to drive their high performance vehicles the way they cannot on the street. The $50-$55 million project is in its rst phase, which includes the track, landscaping, water management work, infrastructure for homes, roads, stubbing out utilities, building a clubhouse, parking areas, some garages and a number of units. Most residences will be custom built later, he said. The project is also to include a clubhouse with standard facilities such as a spa and restaurant. Mr. Roberts said it is normal to have a gas station on premisis for members’ use. This type of development is typically built in less-dense areas, he noted, and are a boon to the local tax base and job market as well. He expected some 83 full and part-time jobs would be generated by the development. Mr. Roberts, who said he plans to become a part onwer eventually, said Southland already has 25-30 verbal commitments with no marketing being done as yet. The response has been strictly by word of mouth. No one in the audience seemed to be placated by the original idea of berms and fencing to abate the noise coming from the development. Mr. Roberts said developers are looking for appropriate types of materials to use, consulting with sound experts and seeking suggestions from county and residents on making effective conditions to the zoning to measure the maximum sound level. He said they are taking the question ver y seriously, saying it will take a lot more wor k up front, “but it’s the right way to do it as a restriciton on the zoning.” He said they are working with Glades County staff to quantify sound design and a sound negation plan to meet county wishes. As yet, Glades County has made no recommendation, he commented. Many in the audience foresee a problem of roaring engines of high performance vehicles at all times of the day and night, seven days a week, in their neighborhood and have no taste for that kind of change. Other issues included the possiblity o f burrowing owls on the property as well as a possible impact on water and wildlife all o f which would have to be dealt with later in the process by appropriate the agencies. Glades County Commissioner Donn a Storter admonished the audience for a lac k of focus and decorum at the meeting, but urged them to contact the county’s planning administration with their concerns. At least one man in the audience gave a nod to the positive effects such a project could have, including giving a boost to the economy, tax base and possibiities of votech opportunities for young people. Mr. Roberts said it would be one of a kind and put LaBelle on the racing map. He added that the project would be a good steward in the community. “Something will happen with this property,” he commented, “I hope the community gives us a fair shake. We think this works best and is the highest and best use. It’s a new concept.” He added that, if all goes well, he expects to have the permitting completed b y December 2012, with construction beginning early in 2013 and continuing for about nine months. Several times Mr. Roberts denied proposing a “race track” and said the project is in the design process and will continue through the appropriate phases, step b y step. He assured the audience that it will not be successful in this community unless the public is satis ed. The Eastern Bluebird (EABL) is a common bird of least concern which found in meadows or openings surrounding trees, it has bene tted from the use of human-made nest boxes throughout Florida. These cavity nesting birds numbers were declining for a number of reasons including competition for natural nest sites from other bird species such as the Tufted Titmouse, Carolina Wren, House Sparrow, Eastern Starling, diminishing winter food supply and adverse weather. They feed mainly on insects, but will feed on wild berries in the winter. The adult male is a small beautifully colored thrush with a bright blue back, head and tail. It has a chestnut colored throat and breast with a w hite belly. The female is duller or grayer with bluish w ings and tail and a subdued orange-brown breast. Young birds are heavily spotted feathers. The Eastern Bluebird has a distinctive fairly low pitched warbling song that sounds like “chur-lee, chur-lee” which might include chattering notes with whistle when singing. They will build a nest of pine needles and grasses inside cavities where they will lay 4 or 5 eggs which hatch in 13 to 15 days. During a successful nesting season 2 to 3 broods of young will be raised. The young stay with their parents during the nesting season usually lasting from March to July which makes up a rather large family group by summer’s end. Now is an ideal time to clean, repair or install Bluebird nest boxes. If you would like to participate in upcoming birding trips to STA5 e-mail Margaret England sta5birding@embarqmail.com or call (863) 674-0695 or (863) 517-0202. 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 2 Caloosa Belle March 8, 2012 TrackContinued From Page 1 Bluebirds to begin nesting in March Submitted photo/ Glenda SimmonsEastern Bluebird Family

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LaBelleHoracio Hernnadez Cordova, 37, was arrested March 3 and charged with possession of cocaine and impersonation giving a false ID to a law enforcemet of cer. Sgt. G. Elver w as arresting of cer. Jorge Abad, 31, was arrested March 3 and charged with carrying a concealed weapn electrical weapon or device, possession of cocaine with intent to sell, manufacture, deliver etc., Schedule II, traf cking in phenethylamines over ten grams and possession of drug equipment. N. Krause was arresting of cer. Marcellous Lenard Smith, 34, was arrested March 2 and charged with sale of cocaine within 1,000 feet of a place of worship or business Schedule II and possession of cocaine. Shelly Lynn Stahl, 47, was arrested Feb. 28 and charged with giving false owner information to pawn items under $300 and grand theft $300-$5,000. K. Herrera was arresting of cer. John Craig Anthony Daniels, 43, was arrested Feb. 29 and charged with battery on a law enforcement of cer, re ghter, EMT, etc., criminal mischief under $1000, burglary of a dwelling, structure or conveyance armed, possession of burglary tools with intent to use and resisting an of cer with violence. J. Ewing was arresting of cer. Emory Michael Murrah, 26, was arrested Feb. 28 and charged with a nonmoving traf c violation permitting an unauthorized person to drive, possession of a controlled substance without a prescription and possesion/use of drug equipment. Sgt. G. Elver w as arresting of cer. George Jones Jr., 44, was arrested Feb. 28 and charged with possession of cocaine w ith intent to sell, manufacture, deliver, etc., possession/use of drug equipment two counts and Hendry County open container ordinance. Luis Efren Rivera Martinez, 23, was arrested Feb. 28 and charged with selling cocaine Schedule II, selling cocaine within 1,000 feet of a school, child care facility, park, recreation area Schedule II and possession of cocaine two counts.ClewistonPedro Hernandez Gomez, 23, was arrested March 4 and charged with robbery by sudden snatching without a rarem or w eapon. CPD of cer J. Pilon was arresting of cer. James Belentine Jr., 23, was arrested March 4 and charged with criminal mischief over $1,000 and trespass of a structure/conveyance armed with a rearm or weapon. SPD Of cer S. Gothia was arresting of cer. Virgilio Arriesgad Lanchinebre, 56, was arrested March 3 and charged with resisting an of cer/obstruction without violence and possession of cocaine. Sgt. S. Reed was arresting of cer. Jerry Lynn Grooms, 45, was arrested March 2 and charged with dealing in stolen property. CPD Sgt. J. Taylor was arresting of cer. Shelby Lane Weeks, 21, was arrested March 2 and charged with possession of a controlled substance without a prescription. N. Krause was arresting of cer. Candy L. Odom, 40, was arrested March 1 and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon without intent to kill. Sgt. J. Hunt was arresting of cer. Jorge Mariano Ramirez, 36, was arrested March 1 and charged with possession of a controllwd substance without a prescription. R. Garcia was arresting of cer. Jamel Damarkus McBride, 28, was arrested Feb. 28 and charged with a nonmoving traf c violation driving with a suspended license habitual fofender. C. McVey was arresting of cer. Adrian Kennard Jones, 23, as arrested Feb. 28 and charged with lewd and lascivious behavior offender over 18 years of age, victim under 16. R. Waldron was arresting of cer. 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 3 Caloosa Belle March 8, 2012 Caloosa Belle/ Patty BrantSmokey remainsFire ghters were called to this home at 911 Caloosahatchee Ave. last week. When they arrived smoke was pouring out of the windows. The structure was gutted by the re. The home was unoccupied at the time the re broke out. LaBelle Fire Department, sheriff's of ce and EMS all responded. The re's origin was suspicious. The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) has launched a new service that will lead to more cost effective, timely and accurate ling of crash reports while at the same time providing easy online access to those reports for involved parties. Given the fast pace of information exchange today many people would rather go online to get a copy of their crash report. By going to BuyCrash.com, involved parties can purchase and download a copy of the report and eliminate the time, gas and inconvenience of driving to the local police agency and standing in line for a copy of their report. BuyCrash.com is one component of Florida's Integrated Report Exchange System (FIRES), which includes free software tools and services for local law enforcement agencies that will help them collect, le, retrieve and analyze crash records. Many agencies currently rely on paper-based processes or costly software solutions. Through a publicprivate partnership with Appriss Inc., FIRES software and support is provided to the agencies at no cost. Savings across the state could amount to hundreds of thousands of dollars annually in processing, postage, storage and retrieval costs. Funding for the project is derived primarily from the online sale of crash reports at BuyCrash.com to insurance companies and involved parties. "Through the new service, the Department provides a convenience to customers by offering crash reports online," said DHSMV Executive Director Julie Jones. "Harnessing new technology to enhance customer service and to create ef ciencies is in line with the agency's strategy." Appriss provides BuyCrash.com services in partnership with several other states including Kentucky, Indiana, Nebraska and Georgia with great success. The revenue from the online sale of crash reports is shared with the state and participating local law enforcement agencies, helping to lower the tax burden at a time of challenging budget de cits. About Appriss Appriss provides innovative technolog y solutions that keep communities safe and informed. Services include nationwide programs such as VINE¨, a comprehensive automated victim noti cation service; JusticeXchange, the nation's largest real-time data network of incarcerated persons; and NPLEx, a national electronic tracking system used by tens of thousands of pharmacies and law enforcement investigators to prevent the illegal sale of over-the-counter cold medicine containing pseudoephedrine. Appriss' mobile division provides individualized smartphone apps for sheriffs' of ces, helping them communicate more ef cientl y with their communities. Appriss also specializes in solutions that provide government agencies with innovative ways to manage and provide access to public information, including BuyCrash. com, a revolutionary approach for making crash reports available for involved parties. For more information, visit www.appriss. com. Highway Patrol offers crash reports online

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4 Caloosa Belle March 8, 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. Electronic Errorsby Matt KindermannIf you are in the market for a job, you may have noticed that many employers are increasingly relying on electronic applications and less on paper applications. Some Web sites will have the candidate create a personal pro le, including a username and password, just to ll out an application. Of course, this has not led to a general increase in employer response to your application. Many people like you often complain, rightfully, that they never heard back from an employer once the application was submitted. So, what's happening out there in the business world that is leading to this increase in electronic applications and a decrease in good, old-fashion customer service from the hiring department? Basically, it boils down to cost. First, it is more cost ef cient, in terms of people and supplies, to offer electronic applications. Requiring a paper application is expensive for the employer who has to print off several hundred copies and then have human beings spend hours trying to gure out what you wrote. Second, requiring an electronic application speaks to the candidate's computer skills. The theory is that if a person can ll out an on-line pro le and submit an electronic application, they must have, at least, basic skills. Many companies nowadays are practicing Corporate Social Responsibility, which is a current buzz term for "caring about the community and/or environment." Accepting paper applications creates a lot of waste and requires more room under a roof to store them, which adds to energy costs. Having an electronic application reduces waste and energy, leads to greater resource ef ciency, and is a practice of Corporate Social Responsibility. Also, modern computer programs that automatically search the submitted electronic application for completeness and candidate desirability, reduces the time that wage earning humans are needed to sort through them to nd the best candidates to interview. To make sure that your electronic application makes it past the automatic garbage disposal and onto the computer screen of an actual living person, there are a few things you need to do correctly because once the application is sent, you cannot change it. First, follow all the directions on the application. If the application calls for the e-mail addresses of 3 references, do not just list their phone numbers and think that is good enough. Second, do not leave anything blank. If the application asks if you have special skills for the position, write something. I suggest copying key duties from your resume; it's ok to use what is on your resume for application questions. Third, use proper grammar. If your name is not capitalized the employer will think that you are either uneducated or have low self-esteem. Neither of which will get you hired. When in doubt, ask a friend to look over your application before you send it. Better yet, nd a local career counselor to look it over at www.sw works.org and click on "Locations." Natural disasters. Terrorist acts. Injustice. Incurable disease. All experiences point to suffering, and can cause people to legitimately question the love and goodness of God. After nearly thirty years of ministry I've seen people in the most dif cult situations. I have buried those I loved, have personally had my heart shredded by people I trusted the most. I've witnessed suffering in immeasurable ways. Yet, I believe we can trust God even when life hurtsand we don't know why. Here are some reasons why I hold to the position. 1) God has given us a great gift freedom to choose. A world without choice would be worse than a world without pain. Yet, it would be even worse to live in a world where wrong choices could be made without feeling any pain. No one is more dangerous than the liar, thief, or killer who doesn't feel the harm he is doing to himself and to others (Genesis 2:15-17). 2) Pain screams "Danger! Reverse course." We all hate pain. Yet, without its discomfort, the sick wouldn't go to a doctor. Worn-out bodies would get no rest. Criminals wouldn't fear the law. Children would laugh at correction. Without pangs of conscience, the daily dissatisfaction of boredom, or the longing for signi cance, people would nd no satisfaction. Solomon was lured by pleasure but taught by his pain. The wisest among us tend to drift from good and from God until arrested by the resulting pain of shortsighted choices (Ecclesiastes 1-12; Psalms 78:34-35; Romans 3:1018). 3) Suffering sings what is in our hearts. Capacities for love, mercy, anger, envy, and pride can lie dormant until awakened by circumstances. Strength of heart is found not when everything is going our way but when ames of suffering and temptation tests our character. Gold and silver are re ned by re, and as coal needs time and pressure to become a diamond. Even so, our inner beings are developed by enduring the pressure and heat of time and circumstance. Strength of character is shown not when all is well with our world but in the presence of human pain and suffering (Job 42:1-17; Romans 5:3-5; James 1:2-5; 1 Peter 1:6-8). 4) Troubles take us to the cliff of eternity. If death is the end of everything, then a life lled with suffering isn't fair. But if the end of this life brings us to eternity's door, then the most fortunate people are those who discover that here is more to life than this existence. Those who nd themselves and eternal God through suffering have not wasted their pain. They have let their poverty, grief, and hunger drive them to the Lord of eternity. They personally discover their own unending joy of what Jesus meant when He said, "Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven" (Matthew 5:1-12; Romans 8:18-19). 5) Pain proves this life is boring in comparison to eternity with God. In time, our work and opinions are sought less often. Our bodies become worse for the wear. Joints stiffen. Eyes grow dim. Digestion slows. Sleep becomes dif cult. Problems loom larger while options narrow. Yet, when we view death as not the end but the threshold of a new day, then the curse of old age is also a blessing. Each new pain makes this world less inviting and the next life more appealing. In its own way, pain paves the way for a graceful departure ( Ecclesiastes 12:1-14). 6) Suffering supplies an option to trust God. The most famous sufferer of all time was Job. He lost ten children in one day, along with his wealth to war and re, and his health to painful boils. And, God never told Job why it was happening. Job also endured the accusations o f his friends. When God nally did speak, He did not reveal that His archenemy Satan had challenged Job's motives for serving God. Neither did the Lord apologize for allowing Reasons to believe in a God who allows suffering Matt Kindermann Les Morgan C a r e e r C o r n e r Career CornerSee Reasons — Page 5 Dear Editor:The owners and residents of Palm & Pines RV Park in Felda want to thank the Fire Departments of Felda, LaBelle, Immokalee and Division of Forestry for literally saving several homes from a brush re on Feb. 16. The re started in the woods just south of the park and the winds pushed it in our direction, coming to within a few feet of a half dozen homes. We are also grateful to our residents, who battled along with the re ghters with water hoses, shovels and rakes to keep the re from jumping the fence. You were all amazing and none of us who live here will ever forget this. We are so proud that we have these brave men and women serving our communities. Thank you! Donna Hodges, Debbie Coleman Thank You

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by Sarah LappImagine a Florida school bus plastered w ith ads from (local) places such as Langford Ford, Log Cabin Barbecue, McDonald’s, or J & J Pharmacy. Picture a school bus with phone numbers, emails, and special discounts regarding a particular Kia dealer’s huge sale. Envision your child stepping off a billboard-like v ehicle that is supposed to represent learning and education. Well, all of these fore-tellings just might become a reality beginning A ugust of 2012. On Wednesday, February 29, Bill HB-19 w as passed 108-7 in the Florida House located in Tallahassee. The proposed bill is simple to grasp: legislation has permitted the use of some advertising on the sides of Florida school buses. The bill must still make the rounds of the Senate, yet already people are buzzing about this idea. Lee County School Board member Tom Scott points out that advertising could become a safety hazard. “I never did think it was a good idea. We have enough problems with people blowing by school bus signs. We don’t need to distract them further with messages,” Scott stated. (as published in The News Press on Thursday March 1st.) Mrs. Nan Akin, an AP Human Geography teacher at LaBelle High School, says “It seems like a great idea to me. We (the School Board) could de nitely use the money and advertising on school buses seems like a perfect way to do that,” Akin told. The primary goal of advertising is to make a business known and to draw in customers. By school buses posting ads, this aim could be reached. “When sports teams travel out of the county for an athletic event they use their home school District’s buses. This allows for Hendry County businesses to be spread into Lee and Collier,” Akin remarked. Mr. Larry Worth, Director of Human Resources and Facilities at the Hendry County Bus Barn, explains the details of the school bus program. “A student has to live beyond a two mile radius (from the school) before the State gives us money to provide bus service. But, in Hendry County, we do a lot more than that. For instance, LaBelle Elementary School is seated right by Cowboy Way, which is very busy in the mornings and afternoons. We let kids use the school bus if they live even two blocks from LES because there are no sidewalks and the traf c is dangerous,” Worth said. Doesn’t it make sense for the revenue brought in from advertising to go to the Bus Barn to fuel their engines? They provide bus service to students who don’t even technically qualify for the luxury. Mr. Larry Worth humbly says “the money should be distributed to whichever area the School Board feels the most need lies.” Cesareo Leos, a Junior at LHS, believes that “the extra money should go towards teacher’s salaries. They more than deserve the boost in pay.” Other students say that the cash earned through advertising should go directly towards education. “The mone y needs to buy more textbooks and learning material. School is for gaining more knowledge and we need better supplies to do that,” Sophomore Valeria Beltran asserted. Mrs. Nan Akin strongly supports the pro t going towards the implication of eld-trips. “(Field trips) are becoming less and less common in Hendry County schools. These outings are such a powerful tool. They provide hands-on learning for students,” Akin voiced. Wherever this proposed bill may lead, it is sure to help our debt diminish. After all, Hendry County spends $329,000 on diesel each school year. Where do you think the revenue should go? HERE’S MY CARDKeep the number of these locally owned businesses on hand for all of your service & shopping needs. Put your card in this space for six weeks for Only $90! Call us at 863-675-2541 or e-mail cbadsales@newszap.com for more info 5 Caloosa Belle March 8, 2012Satan to test Job’s devotion. Instead, God talked about mountain goats giving birth, y oung lions on the hunt, and ravens in the nest. He cited the behavior of the ostrich, the strength of the ox, and the stride of the horse. He cited the wonders of the heavens, the marvels of the sea, and the cycle of the seasons. Job was left to conclude that if God had the power and wisdom to create this physical universe, there was reason to trust that same God in times of suffering (Job 1-42). And, that was his personal choice. No w here do we read that Job regretted that selection. Later he was rewarded with double of everything he had lost. Indeed, God has the last word and that has to be seated in our trust in the Almighty. 7) God suffers when we suffer. No one has suffered more than our Father in heaven for one has paid more dearly for the allowance of sin into the world, nor has one so continuously grieved over the pain of a race gone bad. It is He who paid for our sin in the cruci ed body of His own Son who suffered unspeakable agonies when He stretched out His arms and died, showing His indescribable love. This God, who, in drawing us to Himself, asks us to trust Him when we are suffering and when our own loved ones cry out in our presence ( 1 Peter 2:21; 3:18; 4:1 ). 8) God’s suf ciency is greater than our suffering. Paul pleaded with the Lord to take away his source of suffering. The Lord said, “My grace is suf cient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness. “ Paul’s reply: “Therefore, most gladly I will rather boast in my in rmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. Therefore I take pleasure in in rmities, in reproaches, in needs, in persecutions, in distresses, for Christ’s sake. For when I am weak, then I am strong” (2 Corinthians 12:9-10). Paul learned that he would rather be with Christ in suffering than without Christ in good health and pleasant circumstances. 9) In our cries, God answers us a “cowalker”. No one would choose pain and suffering. But, there remains a great consolation – others. Natural disasters like hurricanes, res, earthquakes, riots, illnesses, and accidents all have a way of bringing us to our senses. It is then we remember our own mortality and that we do need one another, and God. Each time we discover God’s comfort in our suffering, our capacity to help others is increased. Paul spoke of this when he wrote, “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort those who are in any trouble, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God” (2 Corinthians 1:3-4). 10) God can turn grief around for our good. Job’s suffering is also a source of encouragement for people in every generation. In the Old testament Joseph knew rejection, betrayal, enslavement, and wrongful imprisonment. Yet he we was able to say to his own brothers who had hurt him, “You meant evil against me; but God meant it for good” ( Genesis 50:20). When everything in us screams at the heavens for allowing suffering, we have reason to look at the eternal outcome. Jesus who in His own suffering on an executioner’s cross cried, “My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?” ( Matthew 27:46) Bottom line: you’re not alone! If you see the reality of the resurrection, keep in mind that the Bible says Christ died to pay the price for our sins, and those who believe in their heart that God has raised Him from the dead will be saved (Romans 10:9-10). The salvation Christ offers is not a reward for effort, but a gift to all who in light of the evidence put their trust in Him. Dr. Les Morgan is pastor of Caloosa Baptist Church in LaBelle, located 200 yards behind The Front Porch restaurant on Highway 80. ReasonsContinued From Page 4 Should advertising be allowed on school buses?

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P P R O C L A M A T I O N C I T Y O F L A B E L L E I do hereby proclaim the City of LaBelle Election will be held on July 17, 2012, for the offices of Clerk Commissioner, and Treasurer Commissioner, (Deadline for petition method Noon, April 9, 2012. Qualifying week Noon, May 7 to Noon, May 11. The voter registration books will close at 5:00 p.m. June 18, 2012. For more information contact the Supervisor of Elections office located at 25 E. Hickpochee Ave., LaBelle or call 863-675-5230. Proclamacion de la eleccion dela Ciudad de LaBelle el 17 de Julio 2012 por la oficina secretario de comisionado, y tesorero de comisionado. (Fecha limite por peticion alas 12 del dia el 9 de Abril, 2012,) Tiempo de Calificar alas 12 del dia, el 7 de Mayo, asta el medio dia el 11 de Mayo, 2012. Los libros de registracion se sierran el 18 de Junio, 2012 a las 5:00 p.m. Para mas informacion llame la oficina de Supervisor de Elecciones en 25 E. Hickpochee Ave., en LaBelle o llame 863-675-5230 Paul Puletti Mayor-Commissioner City of LaBelle Art. IV Sec. 20 6 Caloosa Belle March 8, 2012 Caloosa Belle/ Patty BrantIn the name of the FatherThe Prayer Group and God’s Golden Girls and Company is celebrating six years together, praying for the sick, shutins and families. The group prays daily Monday through Saturday and meets once each month at a different member’s home to sing and pray and enjoy a meal together. They also have communion once monthly and honor the washing of the feet ceremony as in the Bible. The group has people on its prayer list from all over the state. There will be a ninetieth birthday celebration for member Agnes Samuels in April at Grace Baptist Church. Pictured are, front row from left: recruiter Margaret Edward and Agnes Samuels. Middle row:, Thelma McLymont, Vivian Whigham, computers; Kathleen McLean, Mertiline Baily, president; Myrtle Johnston, vice president; Gwen Hutchinson, piano; Joyce Ellington, Sylvia Powell. Back row: Neville Drummond, guitar, and Elaine Drummond. Joan Marsh and Beautine Thompson are not pictured. First John 5:11. Fundraiser and celebration for Eddie MasonChrist Central Church and Carlson Memorial United Methodist Church are partnering together to celebrate Eddie Mason and also raise funds to aid in his battle with cancer. Chicken and pork dinners with delicious sides will be sold for $7. There will be a Silent Auction, a Bake Sale, Games, Music, Bounce House and much more. Come to Carlson Memorial UMC March 17 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. All the proceeds from this bene t will go to assist Eddie Mason's battle with cancer.Spaghetti fundraiserCaloosa Baptist Church Building Fundraiser Friday, March 9, 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 p.m. For advanced tickets or more info please call Trudy Henderson at 239-229-8621 or 863-612-0340 for advance tickets by Tuesda y March 6. Church Briefs The Glades County Health Department w elcomes James L. Longmore, M.D as one of the new Health Providers for the Glades County Health Department. Dr. Longmore is Board Certi ed in Family Medicine and has been in the medical eld for over 30 years. His background includes Hospice and palliative care, urgent care and emergency rooms. He was in the Air Force and received a Biology Degree with the University of Maryland. He nished his Medical Degree at George Washington University Medical School and completed his Residency in Family Medicine. Dr. Longmore moved to the area from Maryland about 12 years ago and loves working in rural communities. He stated that interacting and working with people comes natural to him and he absolutely loved working with Hospice for several years in the Southwest Florida Region. He has been happily married for 42 years, has a grown daughter and son, and a granddaughter. Patricia K. Dobbins, Administrator / Health Of cer for the Hendry and Glades County Health Departments said, "We are so pleased to welcome Dr. Longmore. He w ill provide excellent health care services to families in Glades County. His knowledge and experience will be an asset and w ill compliment the dedicated teams at the Glades County Health Department." To make an appointment with Dr. Longmore, call 863-946-0707. Family doctor at Glades Submitted photoRed Hat LadiesMary Bartoshuk, board member of Lucy’s Angels, is presented with a donation from Lois Houser, Queen Mom (right) and Marji Fuller, secretary/treasurer (left), of the Whispering Divas Red Hat Society ladies of Whisper Creek RV Resort in LaBelle. The funds for the donation were provided from the Red Hat Bene t Luncheon and Fashion Show held at Whisper Creek January 26. The Whispering Divas presented the donation to Lucy’s Angels at their February 6 Salad and Dessert Luncheon, which featured a “Most Utterly Ridiculous Red Hat Out t” contest. Lucy’s Angels for Breast Cancer Care, Inc., is a non-pro t organization, formed to raise money to provide funds for programs that will assist women and men, without other nancial means, who reside in Hendry or Glades County, to have access to free mammograms and other diagnostic procedures for breast cancer. For further information about Lucy’s Angels you may contact Amanda at (863) 673-3376.

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OUR MEDICAL COMMUNITYCheck up on your health with this guide to local health and medical services. Remember, preventive care measures such as routine physical examinations and screening tests can help you avoid illness and injury down the road. DON'T LET PAIN INTERFERE WITH LIFE!!!!LaBelle Chiropractic ClinicKyle Studley D.C.Over 30 years in LaBelle € Neck & Back Pain € X-rays € Neurologist on staff 45 Bryan Ave.€ LaBelle, Fl 33935(863) 675-3427 GRAND OPENING! GRAN INAUGURACI"N! GRAND OPENING! GRAN INAUGURACI"N!Se Habla EspaolUrgent & Convenient Care CenterWalk-In Clinic  Occupational Medicine  On Site Physical Therapy Injury and illness can happen anytime We’re open ALMOST EVERY DAY OF THE YEAR, providing prompt, professional medicial attention Respiratory Infection € Headaches/Migraines € Sprains & Fractures € Cold & Flu €Weight Loss Ear & Eye Infections € Childhood Illness € Pregnancy Tests € Cuts, Bruises & Burns Auto Accident Injury € Back, Knee & Shoulder Pain € PLUS Many More Services www.urgentandconvenientcare.com 863-342-8260 € 700 S. Main Street € LaBelle, FL 33935 Katie Drake, D.O.Board Certi“ ed Family Physician OPEN YOUR EYES TO HEALTHY EATING HABITSMillions of Americans Can Protect Against Eye Diseases by Eating Healthier In honor of Marchs Save Your Vision Month, the American Optometric Association (AOA) and Family Eye Care reminds Americans that caring for eyes includes paying attention to nutrition. Approximately 43 million Americans suffer from age-related macular degeneration (AMD) or cataracts, the two leading causes of vision loss and blindness. Based on research from multiple studies, there is a strong correlation between good nutrition an d the prevention of these age-related eye diseases. By eating foods rich in six nutrients … antioxidants, lutein and zeaxanthin, essential fatty acids, vitamins C and E and the mineral zinc … you can help protect your eye sight and vision. Research shows that 30 million (or one out of four) Americans age 40 and older suffer from some level of vision loss. According to the AOAs 2008 American Eye-Q survey, which assesses public knowledge and understanding of a wide range of issues related to eye and visual health, only 29 percent of Americans are coping with vision loss or other eye problems by increasing nutrients for healthy eyes. Basic and clinical research has shown that nutrients in eye-healthy foods can slow vision loss,Ž said Dr. Stuart Richer, optom etrist and AOAs Vision and Nutrition Expert. Indeed, in some cases, these foods can even improve vision, while providing additional health bene“ ts to the patient.Ž Healthy Fruits and Vegetables Together, the AOA and registered dietician Elizabeth Somer recommend eating a diet with a variety of foods loaded with ke y nutrients for maintaining and improving eye health, such as lutein (LOO-teen) and zeaxanthin. The American Eye-Q survey showed that nearly half of all Americans (48 percent) still believe carrots are the best food fo r eye health. While carrots do contain nutritional value by supplying the provitamin A beta-carotene which is essential for nigh t vision, spinach and other dark, leafy greens prove to be the healthiest foods for eyes because they naturally contain large amounts of lutein and zeaxanthin. The AOA, along with nutritional ingredient manufacturers Kemin and DSM, recommend the following foods which contain the key nutrients for eye health € Lutein and zeaxanthin: Colorful fruits and vegetables such as broccoli, spinach, kale, corn, green beans, peas, oranges and tangerines € Essential fatty acids: Fatty “ sh like tuna, salmon, or herring, whole grain foods, chicken and eggs. € Vitamin C: Fruits and vegetables, including oranges, grapefruit, strawberries, papaya, green peppers and tomatoes € Vitamin E: Vegetable oils, such as saf” ower or corn oil, almonds, pecans, sweet potatoes and sun” ower seeds € Zinc: Extra-lean red meat, poultry, liver, shell“ sh, milk, baked beans and whole grains Nutrition is a component of health for the entire body, including the eyes, said Somer, a registered dietician and nutrition research expert. I suggest incorporating nutritious ingredients into daily menus. There are some great, quick and simple recipes that promote health eye sight and vision.Ž For more information, please call the American Optometric Association at (800) 365-2219 or Family Eye Care at (863) 6750761. 7 Caloosa Belle March 8, 2012 Morgan Pepitone, a junior at LaBelle High School, has been accepted to attend the Summer Leaders Seminar at the United States Military Academy in West Point, New York. West Point is one of the most prestigious academies students can attend, and the Summer Leaders Seminar is meant to show what West Point is all about. During the week of June 9-June 15, Morgan will not only be seeing the classroom part of West Point, but also the athletic and physical training part as well. It is a tough week meant to show the importance of leadership and decision-making in the college selection process. Morgan has been working very hard to earn her place as one of the one-thousand students selected nationwide to go to the Summer Leaders Seminar. She is a dual-enrollment student at Edison State College, and will graduate with both her high school diploma and Associate in Arts degree in the Spring of 2013. Although she has a busy school schedule, she still helps the community in any way she can. She is a part of the National Society of High School Scholars and was invited to attend an interview for Girls State by the American Legion Auxiliary. Mike and Jennifer Pepitone, father and mother of Morgan, have seen just how hard she has worked over the years. They see that West Point could open new doors for her future, both in her occupation to be an attorney, but also in life in general. Morgan has written a letter of sponsorship to help get donations for her trip. In the next couple of weeks, you will see these letters going around the community. Even the smallest donation will go a long way. Morgan would like to thank the community, LaBelle High School, and Edison State College for their continued support in her goals for college and her career. “Without the community, the high school, and Edison supporting me in my decisions, West Point would never have been possible. Thank you.” –Morgan Pepitone LHS junior Morgan Pepitone accepted to Summer Leaders Seminar at West Point Submitted photoMorgan Pepitone Your community directory is a click away! newszap.com Free Speech Free Ads

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MARCH 28-31, 2012 (Reception: March 27th.) Join us for the largest bird-themed event in South Central Florida, located on the Southwest shores of Lake Okeechobee, the state’s largest lake. Wide vistas of blue skies, oak-canopied rivers, quaint small antique towns and farming communities offer visitors a taste of inland Florida. Some of the state’s rarest plants and animals are found here including the Florida Grasshopper Sparrow, the Florida Scrub Jay and Florida panther. The 4-day event in 2012 will have a new registration “roost:” Port LaBelle Inn. From there, we will explore Hendry and Glades counties which are home to more than 400 species of birds, including Wood Storks, Everglade Snail Kites, Limpkins, Swallow-tailed Kites, and Painted Buntings, who reside from October through April. An all-inclusive fourday festival pass is available. While the allinclusive pass excludes accommodations, it does afford festival attendees four full days of programs and exclusive tours led by prestigious experts, birding activities, scheduled meals, and transportation to and from the guided tour sites including Lake Okeechobee. begins in. Click or call for details: www. BigOBirdingFestival.com or (863) 675-5264 We will be offering eld trips and workshops led by professional photographer John J. Lopinot, so mark your calendars now for March 28-31, 2012! Contact info: Hendry County Tourism Development Council Mailing: PO Box 2340, LaBelle, FL 339752340 Physical: 640 South Main Street, Room 116, LaBelle, FL 33935 (863) 675-5264 phone (863) 675-5317 fax Email: bigobirding2012@gmail.com Web site: www.bigobirdingfestival.com 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 WorkAQUA ISLES … 3/2 GORGEOUS SETTING ECONOMICAL LIVING Directly On The RiverŽ $ $ 5 0 0 0 0 … o r B e s t O f f e r Seller Financing Avail. Internet Video: www. tourfactory.com/585634 55+ MH PARK with lot lease. By Owner 239/5642005 or e-mail Paul@PaulRoser.com 8 Caloosa Belle March 8, 2012 by Ron DunbarThe LaBelle Cowboys defeated Clewiston, Glades Day and Evangelical last week in baseball action to up their season record to 5-2 on the season. On Tuesday, February 28, the Cowboys received a strong pitching performance from junior Austin Garcia, and the clutch hitting of junior Alton Burton to crush the Clewiston Tigers 11-1. The hard right handed throwing Garcia gave up only four hits while striking out nine to get the victory on the hill for the Cowboys. At the plate, it was Burton smashing his rst high school career homerun in the third inning to help give the Cowboys a demanding 9-0 lead they would not relinquish! Burton nished the night going two for three with 3 RBI. Senior catcher Bo Meador also had two hits in four at bats with two RBI on the evening. On Thursday, March 1, the Cowboys pounded the Glades Day 14-1 on the Gators home eld. Junior Ronnie Burton led the Cowboy attack going three for three with a triple and four RBI. Alton Burton, Bo Meador and sophomore Jarred Miller also added two hits apiece for the LaBelle offense. Miller also got his rst varsity victory on the hill going three innings and giving up only one hit. On Friday, March 2, the Cowboys broke open a close game with seven runs in the fourth inning to beat a very good Sentinel squad from Evangelical 9-2! Senior pitcher Steven Sodrel had his best performance of the year so far striking out ten while giving up just three hits and no earned runs. Bo Meador, Junior Brandon Miners and Austin Garcia all had two hits apiece for the Cowboys while Sodrel added a triple and two RBI. Cowboy Baseball: Fire on the diamond Big ‘O’ Birding Festival Submitted photo/ Margaret EnglandRotary welcomes bird festivalMargaret England, President of Hendry-Glades Audubon Club, presented to the Rotary Club of LaBelle the activities planned for the Big “0” Birding Festival. The Festival will be on the South West Shores of Lake Okeechobee, March 28-March 31. Pictured with Margaret is Rotarian John Capece, Chairman of Water and Sanitation Rotary Action Group. Caloosa Belle/ Patty BrantLegion scholarsThe American Legion Riders presented $500 scholarships to two young students Saturday, Feb. 25. Alyssa Johnson is headed to Florida Atlantic University where she plans to major in managing information systems and computer science. Lucas Talada attends Tallahassee Community College and plans to major in math. Pictured from left: Sharon Levanthal, Lucas, Alyssa, SCF Grand Marshal Nikki Yeager and Legion Rider Director Randy White. Submitted photoPlayers of the Week Left: Bo Meador Right: Alton Burton

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by Pat DobbinsOn February 21st, Senior Dentist, Dr. Colombo and Dental Hygienist Susan Rapoport from the Glades County Health Department gave a presentation on “Healthy Habits for your Teeth” to some students at West Glades School in Muse. The presentation was given to some of the First Graders and some Seventh & Eight Graders. The students were shown examples of healthy teeth as well as tooth decay to show the importance of why you need to take care of your teeth and gums. An apple was used as an example to show how decay can penetrate into your teeth and gums. A small hole was cut into the apple and after a short time, the apple started to turn brown. The progression over a few days showed the “decay” had penetrated well into the center of the apple. Dr. Colombo told the students “In order for you to have healthy teeth and gums, you should eat healthy foods, don’t drink too much soda, limit your sweet and sugary snacks, and make sure you brush your teeth at least twice a day and get in the habit of ossing. You should also go to a dentist for regular checkups.” The students were educated on the fact that sodas and juices have high contents of sugars and acids which can eat away at the tooth’s surface. They were shown an actual tooth that had been soaked in soda for several days and how the sugar and acids gradually made the tooth turn brown and discolored. Dr. Colombo also talked about how dental sealants are applied to protect teeth from decay. A dental sealant is a clear material applied to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth, where decay most often occurs. The sealant acts as a barrier, protecting teeth from bacteria and the acid that attacks the enamel. The students were very interested in the presentation and bombarded Dr. Colombo and Ms. Rapoport with questions about dental health. Please note – Starting April 1st, 2012, the Glades County Health Department will be the Medicaid DentaQuest HMO Provider in Glades County. The Glades County Health Department is located at 1021 Health Park Drive in Moore Haven (next to the Glades County Sheriff’s Complex off of Hwy78). Services include general dentistry services for children and adults include: exams, cleanings, x-rays, llings, extractions, crowns, root canals and mouth guards. Dr. Colombo and his staff would be happy to take care of all of your dental needs! Please call 863-946-0707 to make an appointment for you or your children. Dental presentation at West Glades School in Muse Pennsylvania. The bridegroom, 30, graduated from Florida Gulf Coast University with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication in December 2010. He is a production assistant at Fox News WFTX-TV in Cape Coral. He is the son of, Pamela Minimi Narehood and Daniel Lee Narehood, Sr. of LaBelle. The couple met teaching at a preschool in January, 2009. Anthony proposed on the banks of the Caloosahatchee in the LaBelle Nature Park. ANTHONY ALLAN NAREHOOD MEGAN NICOLE FRIED Megan Nicole Fried and Anthony Allan Narehood were married Sunday afternoon, on January 29, 2012, at the Port LaBelle Inn. Robert James, a Church of God (Seventh Day) minister of LaBelle, performed the ceremony. The grooms bestman was, Paul Narehood and Alvie Wilson was the brides maid of honor. Attendants included, Ellen McMackins, Earle Wilson, Daniel Smith, Megan Osborne, and Dorian and Damian McMackins. A reception at the inn followed the ceremony and included guests hailing from as far away as Seattle, Washington. During the celebration, the newlywed couple honored their parents and grandparents with special dances. A solo dance especially honored Anthonys grandparents, Anthony and Donna Minimi, married 61 years, to the original music of Smoke Gets in Your Eyes.Ž The bride, 27, has taken her husbands name. She graduated from Kutztown University in 2007, with a Bachelor of Arts in Education. She is a preschool teacher at, 123 Grow With Me, in Naples, Florida. Mrs. Narehood is the daughter of, Margareta and Ronald Fried of Coopersburg, WEDDING 9 Caloosa Belle March 8, 2012 Submitted photoLaBelle GED GraduatesSuperintendent Richard Murphy and LaBelle Adult School teacher Don Crebs congratulate Roopa Ramanand for earning her GED. She is only one of many students who earned their GED over the last several months. If you are interested in pursuing your GED, please call the LaBelle Adult School at 612-0706. Submitted photoDr. Colombo uses an apple to show how decay can penetrate teeth.

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On 19.35 ac. $287,500 Historical home built in the 1920s in the heart of LaBelle on 1 ac. 6BR/2BA $399,000 Beautiful Riverbend Estates home with long range riverviews. Very unique layout. Club amenities. Boat dock included.SOLD SOLD 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 HOMES home in desireable Caloosa Harbor Subdivision. Spacious master suite, seperate family room, living room, upgraded kitchen cabinets and granite countertops. $210,000. home located in one of LaBelles most desirable neighborhoods. Open ”oor plan, vaulted ceilings, in ground pool w/screen. $159,200. BD/3.5Ba located in the City of LaBelle. Close to schools and shopping. $119,900. close to everything. Zoned B-1 $115,000. tained 2.5 acres with 3/2 home with tile ”oor, new kitchen cabinets and countertops and much more. $110,000. bring it a long way. $80,000. home located in LaBelle. Close to schools & shopping. Oversized lot, 24x48 pole barn, and much more. $70,000. LaBelle. Property includes 1 manufactured home and 1 small frame home. $60,000. Spacy kitchen and bedrooms. Located near SR 82. $58,900. home located in the city of LaBelle. Features a 2 car garage, screen porch and fenced back yard. Situated on corner lot. $52,900. near schools and shopping. $52,000. fenced, detached garage/workshop, spacious laundry room and living area. Stones throw away from boat ramps to Lake Okeechobee. $49,900. $40,000.SOLDUNDER CONTRACT UNDER CONTRACT UNDER CONTRACTSOLD 300+/ACRE ORANGE GROVEHamlins & Valencias, good production. Scenic property with great development potential. LaBelle/Alva area with County Road frontage. Offered by: Sweetwater Land Co. LLC Linda Dekle Davis, Lic. Broker 863-517-1153 Specializing in Agricultural Properties 863-517-1153Linda Dekle Davis • Lic. Real Estate Broker NEWLY BUILT 4565 total s.f. town. Zoned LB-B1 & conveniently located on 1st Ave. behind a busy commercial plaza, 3bdrm/4 baths. $365,000 20 AC, D/W, “replace, front porch, barn, pasture & woods. peaceful and secluded in Muse. $180,000 16.79 AC, South, $75,555 26.67 AC, S. OF LABELLE, $3,800 per ac., can divide, Seller Financing 13.33 AC, S. imp. pasture $50,654, Seller “nancing 80 AC GROVE, $5,000 PER ACRE 50 ACRES South $3500 PER ACRE Seller “nancing 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. LaBelle/Alva with County Road frontage. 200+/ACRES Old grove property south of LaBelle 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 OPEN THE FRONT DOOR to a spacious great room with views of the lake at your back split ”oor plan features a central vacuum system, tile and screen porch overlooks a lake with cranes, herons, and a family of ducks. Come take a look and you wont want to leave. $130,000 863-517-1153Linda 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. Char$505,000. Will sell 20 acres separately! LOTS OF POSSIBILITIES for this attractive 6000 s.f High traffic area near the Hendry/ Lee Co. line. Zoned for Light Manufacturing. A/C offices or entire building. 3 OH doors, front porch & 648 s.f. covered canopy. chain link fencing. Dont miss out on this $345,000 10 Caloosa Belle March 8, 2012 Cowboy Closet openThe Cowboy Closet of LaBelle High School w ill be open Saturday, March 10, from 8 a.m. to noon. Come browse the bargains. Need clothes? Fill a box (up to 20 items), and it’s y ours for $10. Used, guaranteed computers $30. Looking for low-priced jewelry? Quality, used electronics? Stop by! We’re located on the LaBelle High School campus look for the red sign. School Briefs The following LaBelle High School students have been accepted into the following accredited colleges/universities. The University of Miami has sent an acceptance letter to Jena Howard. Ms. Jena Howard has also been accepted into Florida Institute of Technology. Kendall Marotti has been accepted into Florida Southern College on a volleyball scholarship. Florida Southern College has also given acceptance to Robert Meador and he will be playing baseball there. Both Alexa Pea and Chandler Bridwell have been accepted into Florida State Univ ersity. Conor Coderre has been accepted into Savannah College of Art and Design. South Florida Community College has given acceptance to Gennifer Raulerson on a softball scholarship. Andy McAvoy has received an appointment for the United States Military Academy at West Point. The University of South Florida has sent out acceptance letters to Carlos Santillian and Chelsea Bridwell. Chelsea Bridwell has also been accepted into Stetson University. Cynthia Rosario and Humberto Salinas have been accepted into both the University of South Florida and the University of Florida. Daisy Trejo has been accepted into the University of Virginia on a full tuition scholarship. The University of West Florida has given acceptance to both Keilani Hernandez and Ian Kelley. Alyssa Johnson has been accepted into the Florida Atlantic University. The University of North Florida has given acceptance to Kinsey White. Wolfgang Lynn has been accepted into The University of Central Florida. Congratulations to these class of 2012 seniors who have made early university decisions! There will be more to follow! LHS students make early university decisions

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Garage/ Yard SalesAttention Gator Fans Just received a shipment nick-nacks & furniture. Can be seen at Formerly Yours Consignment Mall Marsha’s Gifts booth 27 330 Bridge St, LaBelle CLEWISTON 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. Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Special Notice$1000 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 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Employment Full Time COME JOIN OUR MISSION Enjoy a Career with Purpose Your career can have new purpose as you help us provide quality medical/dental care for our community. We are adding the following positions to our team: EXPERIENCED DENTAL ASSISTANTS https://home.eease.com /recruit/?id=50167 CLINICAL TRAINER LPN https://home.eease.com /recruit/?id=1198881 Quali ed applicants apply online at the links above or fax resumes to 239-278-3203. We offer an excellent salary, incentive, and bene ts package. Your next job could be in todays classifieds. Did you look for it? 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. Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze! Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds. Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays 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 Hunting & FishingHoggers wanted Lots of hogs 863-673-1838 Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds. 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 Pets/SuppliesChihuahua year and half, white with black patches. 863-675-3729 leave message. Or work863-675-2541 Free Kittens to good home. 2 males, 2 females, 9 weeks. Going to the pound next week. 863-673-6753 Retired, must sell. Beautiful Blue and Gold Macaw, hand fed, talks. Toy terrier pups for adoption. AKC Toy Fox terriers AKC Japanese chin pups. 863-675-1571 Love the earth Recycle your used items by selling them in the 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. 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ApartmentsGreentree 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 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 HOMENear Clewiston, Hwy 80. Boatyard, golf course, 2 BR, 2 BA, Large private yard. Ref’s req. $850 mo. (970)708-9993. 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NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING HENDRY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS The Board of County Commissioners of Hendry County, Florida, will hold a workshop to discuss recreation and related issues for the East side of Hendry County at 3:00 p.m. on March 13, 2012, in the Commission Room, Clewiston City Hall, 115 West Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, Florida. The East Hendry County Recreation Advisory Board’s meeting scheduled for March 8, 2012, at the Harlem Civic Center has been canceled. All interested persons may appear and be heard at the workshop. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Hendry County Commission with respect to any matter discussed at such 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. Board of County Commissioners of Hendry County, Florida Tristan Chapman, Chairman 411607 CN/CB 3/8/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 2436 2008 1074433-03000020110 GAME Investments, Inc. Lot 11, Block 2, Woodland Subdivision, accor ding to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 4, Pages 1 and 2, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fifth Thursday in the month of March, 2012 which is the 29th day of March, 2012 Dated this 15th day of February, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 410316 CN 2/23, & 3/1,8,15/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Denton ll, LLC, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 3039 2008 4104329-03021360340 John C. Swearingen Lot 34, Block 2136, Port LaBelle Unit 3, a subdivision according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 73, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fifth Thursday in the month of March, 2012 which is the 29th day of March, 2012 Dated this 15th day of February, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 410315 CN 2/23, & 3/1,8,15/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT 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 3999 2007 4104329-13025380070 Peter Keenan Lot 7, Block 2538, Port LaBelle Unit 13, a subdivision according to the plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 4, Page 55, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of April, 2012 which is the 12th day of April, 2012 Dated this 29th day of February, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 411762 CN 3/8,15,22,29/2012 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 Ella III, LLC, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 3867 2007 4104329-12025010380 Monica Dennis Lot 38, Block 2501, Port LaBelle Unit 12, a subdivision according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 4, Page 42, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fifth Thursday in the month of March, 2012 which is the 29th day of March, 2012 Dated this 15th day of February, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 410301 CN 2/23, & 3/1,8,15/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Denton 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 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 3568 2007 4104329-10023490210 Estalla DeGiron & Maria Del R. Giron Lot 21, Block 2349, 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 Second Thursday in the month of April, 2012 which is the 12th day of April, 2012 Dated this 29th day of February, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 411758 CN 3/8,15,22,29/2012 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 1401 2008 1134432-A0002310000 GAME Investments, Inc. The South one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 13, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the West 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 5534, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of April, 2012 which is the 12th day of April, 2012 Dated this 29th day of February, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 411764 CN 3/8,15,22,29/2012 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 1403 2008 1134432-A0002330000 GAME Investments, Inc. The West one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 13, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the North 40 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 5558, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of April, 2012 which is the 12th day of April, 2012 Dated this 29th day of February, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 411757 CN 3/8,15,22,29/2012 Land SaleLaBelle 2280 Phillips Rd. 6 acres, 3 septic tanks, 2 mobiles, needs repair $65,000 863-677-6765 Lots SaleLot for sale 1065 Chickasaw Ave or lease option $6,000 cash. Well, power, septic 662-440-0447 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. Nice 2BR/2BA doublewide on 10 natural acres 9 miles North of LaBelle on Route 29; non-smkg. env.; references; one year lease; $600/month; $600/security. 863-675-2392. Mobile HomeSale3BR 2 BA near schools. central air, lot included. Owner nancing with 20% down. (863)675-8010 or (863)673-6467. BANK REPO’S Starting at $15,000 Mobile Home Angels 561-721-2230 LABELLE VACANT 1982, 60Ft., 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! $4,000. Background check $50. Lot Rent $449. Call owner (863)675-0690 MUSE 3 br./2 ba. Doublewide on 1 acre. Partially furnished. Fenced with lrg. metal shed. Call: 239-465-1580 or 239-289-3368. For more listings, go to www.newszap.com 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 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 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 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice LEGAL NOTICE The following vehicles/vessel will be sold at public auction at Clewiston Towing 600 E Sugarland Hwy Clewiston Fl 33440 on March 19, 2012 at 10:00a.m.: 2009 Diamond Back Mfg. Inc., HULL #DKP12579A909 1994 Ford Vin: 1FBJS31H2RHB76653 2007 Yamaha Vin: JY4AM07Y27C040981 We have the right to refuse any and all bids 411032 CN 03/08/2012 NOTICE: AUCTION on Friday, MARCH 16, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. at 1225 N.W. Avenue L, Belle Glade, Florida. • Property of JULISSA CAMACHOQUEEN SIZE BED MATRESS AND BOX SPRING, TOYS, 2 SPEAKERS, 3 TV’S, FAN, STEREO, MISCELLANEOUS • Property of LEONDRAE CAMEL -2 WING BACK CHAIRS, 2 TABLE LAMPS BED SPREAD, CARPET, SUITCASE,AIR PURIFIER, MISCELLANEOUS. • Property of BODDY MCNEAL 1 BIKE QUEEN SIZE HEADBOARD, 4 TIRES, 19” TV, GIRL’S BIKE ,TOYS, MISCELLANEOUS. 411298 SUN 3/8,15/2012 NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING The Area Housing Commission o f Clewiston, LaBelle, and Hendry County will hold the Regular monthly meeting on Thursday, March 8th at 5:00 P.M. at The Greentree South Community Center in LaBelle, Florida, Hendry County. The Purpose o f the meeting is to conduct the general business and consider any other mater that may be brought before The Housing Commission. Any person or persons wishing to appeal any decision made at such meeting must ensure that a verbatim record is made upon which the appeal is to be based. The meeting will include and business before the “Hendry County Non-Pro t Housing, Inc.”. 411288 CB/CN 3/8/2012 NOTICE TO PUBLIC The Hendry County Hospital Authority Board of Directors will conduct a Board meeting on Thursday, March 15, 2012 at 12:00 pm in the Clewiston Country Club, Golf View Road, Clewiston, FL 33440. The public is invited to attend.411760 CN 3/8/2012 12 Caloosa Belle March 8, 2012 Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž Your new home could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice

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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 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 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 3197 2007 4104329-07022010270 Pensco Trust Company FBO Gary Muzzonigro #MUIBA Lot 27, Block 2201, 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 Second Thursday in the month of April, 2012 which is the 12th day of April, 2012 Dated this 29th day of February, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 411759 CN 3/8,15,22,29/2012 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 2574 2008 1314433-A0003500000 G.A.M.E. Investments, Inc. The Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 31, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Tract 5870, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of April, 2012 which is the 12th day of April, 2012 Dated this 29th day of February, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 411773 CN 3/8,15,22,29/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Ella III, LLC, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 3978 2007 4104329-13025330030 Equity Trust Company Custodian FBO Julie Prop-Birch Lot 3, Block 2533, Port LaBelle Unit 13, a subdivision according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 4, Page 56, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fifth Thursday in the month of March, 2012 which is the 29th day of March, 2012 Dated this 15th day of February, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 410306 CN 2/23, & 3/1,8,15/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Marilyn W. Osborne, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 4238 2008 4104329-07022230070 Mario R. Mendez & Irma L. Mendez Lot 7, Block 2223, Port LaBelle Unit 7, a subdivision according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 116, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fifth Thursday in the month of March, 2012 which is the 29th day of March, 2012 Dated this 15th day of February, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 410317 CN 2/23, & 3/1,8,15/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT John & llene Klasfeld Co Tr., the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 3470 2007 4104329-09023010500 Sonia E. McDonald and Everton McDonald Lot 50, Block 2301, Port LaBelle Unit 9, a subdivision according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 144, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fifth Thursday in the month of March, 2012 which is the 29th day of March, 2012 Dated this 15th day of February, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 410318 CN 2/23, & 3/1,8,15/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT 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 2578 2008 1314433-A0003660000 G.A.M.E. Investments, Inc. The North one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 31, Township 44 South, Range 33 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 6106, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of April, 2012 which is the 12th day of April, 2012 Dated this 29th day of February, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 411766 CN 3/8,15,22,29/2012 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 1404 2008 1134432-A0002360100 G.A.M.E. Investments, Inc. The North one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 13, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 5538, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of April, 2012 which is the 12th day of April, 2012 Dated this 29th day of February, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 411761 CN 3/8,15,22,29/2012 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 1338 2008 1134432-A0000460000 GAME Investments, Inc. The South one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 13, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the West 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 5582, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of April, 2012 which is the 12th day of April, 2012 Dated this 29th day of February, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 411763 CN 3/8,15,22,29/2012 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 2536 2008 1314433-A0001580000 G.A.M.E. Investments, Inc. The South one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 31, 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 5719, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of April, 2012 which is the 12th day of April, 2012 Dated this 29th day of February, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 411778 CN 3/8,15,22,29/2012 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 2542 2008 1314433-A0001890000 G.A.M.E. Investments, Inc. The North one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 31, Township 44 South, Range 33 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 5726, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of April, 2012 which is the 12th day of April, 2012 Dated this 29th day of February, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 411777 CN 3/8,15,22,29/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 2510 2008 1314433-A0000460000 GAME Investments, Inc. The South one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southwest onequarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 31, Township 44 South, Range 33 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the West 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 5956, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fifth Thursday in the month of March, 2012 which is the 29th day of March, 2012 Dated this 15th day of February, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 410302 CN 2/23, & 3/1,8,15/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1453 2008 1144432-A0000730100 Felix & Beatriz Mojena The East one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 14, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Excluding road of right-of-way. Also known as Tract 3446, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of April, 2012 which is the 12th day of April, 2012 Dated this 29th day of February, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 411767 CN 3/8,15,22,29/2012 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 1558 2008 1154432-A0000580100 Rojelio Garcia & Maria De Jesus Garcia The North one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 15, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the West 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 3295, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of April, 2012 which is the 12th day of April, 2012 Dated this 29th day of February, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 411772 CN 3/8,15,22,29/2012 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice 13 Caloosa Belle March 8, 2012

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Country Rhythm cloggers BBQThe Country Rhythm Cloggers will have a barbecue March 10, at Barron Park, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Half a barbecue chicken, slaw, homemade baked beans for $8. Delivery to businesses. Come eat at the park or take out. For a donation you can have homemade baked goodies plus the cloggers will perform and the Twirling Belles will be there to entertain as well. Miss Swamp Cabbage Princess Abby Arnold will perform at the park with the cloggers and the talent she used in the contest. Country Rhythm Cloggers are working to earn money to perform at Paramount’s Kings Dominin in Doswell, Virginia June 23 and 24. Please come out and support them. For tickets, call 863-673-5054.Legion Auxiliary to meetCome join Americal Legion Auxiliary Unit 130 Thursday, March 15, at 7 p.m. at The American Legion Post 130 on Hwy. 80 West in LaBelle. Along with The American Legion, the Ladies Auxiliary solidly stands behind America and her ideals. Together we can make a difference. For more information call President Phyllis at: 863-674-1553 or Membership Chair, Sharon at 863-675-2980.Garden With Native PlantsDo you want to learn how to create a garden using native plants? Gene McAvoy, Hendry County Extension Director and Regional Vegetable Agent will present an informative presentation “Gardening With Native Plants” at the March Hendry-Glades Audubon meeting Monday, March 12, at 7 p.m. at the Cooperative Extension, Dallas Townsend Building 1085 Pratt Blvd. in LaBelle. This free program is open to all. For information contact Butch Wilson (863)-983-2870 Margaret England (863) 674-0695 sta5birding@earthlink.netMuse events coming upMuse Community Association events for March include: March 10: Country Jam Session and Pot Luck Dinner at 6 p.m. March 24: Country Jam Session and Pot Luck Dinner at 6 p.m. All events open to the public and are held at the Muse Community Center Bldg. on Loblolly Bay Road (Hwy. 720), Come out for a fun evening and meeting your neighbors. For further information call 863-674-0467.Mini Health Fairs for MarchThese health fairs are free and open to the public doing free Blood Pressure, Weight, Pulse and Oxygen checks. Aqua Isles-Thursday, March 8 at 9:00 am. 900 Aqua Isles Blvd., LaBelle, FL. Ace HH #: 299991018. Open to the Public. LaBelle CommonsThursday, March 8 at 10:00 am. 284 Bryan Ave., LaBelle, FL. Ace HH License#: 299991018. Open to the Public. Hope Connections LaBelle-Thursday, March 8 at 11:00 Am., Cowboy Way LaBelle, FL. Ace HH #: 299991018. Open to the Public. Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support GroupThursday, March 8, 1 pm at Oakbrook of LaBelle, 250 Broward Ave., LaBelle, Fl. Ace HH License #: 299991018. Open to the Public. Mini Health Fair: Collingswood Apartments, Thursday March 8 at 8:00 am. 4001 Collingswood Parkway LaBelle, Florid a 33935. Ace HH License #299991018. Open to the public. Mini Health Fair: Whisper Creek, Thursday, March 8, 1:00 pm. 1887 North State Road 29 LaBelle, Florida 33935. Ace HH License #299991018. Open to the public. Mini Health Fair: Maple Corner, Thursday, March 8 at 2:00 p.m. LaBelle, State Road 29 LaBelle Florida 33935. Ace HH License #299991018. Open to the public. Mini Health Fair: The Glades RV Resort, Tuesday, March 20, 9:00 am. 1682 Indian Hills Drive Moore Haven Florida 33471. Ace HH License #299991018. Open to the public.GOP to meetThe Republican County Executive Committee will hold its March Monthly Meeting at the LaBelle City Hall,481 Hickpoochee Ave. Monday, March 12, at 5:15 p.m. Republican County Chairman Mel Karau invites all Republicans registered in Hendry County to attend, meet the candidates and learn more about the Hendry County Republican Organization. For further information please call 675 4063.Writers to meetThe LaBelle Writers Group will meet at noon today Thursday, March 8, in the conference room at Barron Library. All serious writers are invited.VFW 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. Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 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 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 2561 2008 1314433-A0003090000 G.A.M.E. Investments, Inc. The North one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southwest 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 East 30 feet thereof. Subject to an easement for a drainage canal of the North 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 5740, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of April, 2012 which is the 12th day of April, 2012 Dated this 29th day of February, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 411779 CN 3/8,15,22,29/2012 Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1550 2008 1154432-A0000440000 Arnaldo Marquez Jr. Est. & Pilar Home Developers, Inc. The South one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southwest onequarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 15, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 3234, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of April, 2012 which is the 12th day of April, 2012 Dated this 29th day of February, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 411771 CN 3/8,15,22,29/2012 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public NoticeREQUEST 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 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 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public NoticeREQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS FOR CONSTRUCTION ADMINISTRATION AND QA TESTING SERVICES ASSOCIATED WITH WEST COWBOY WAY SIDEWALKS, FROM AMANDA STREET TO WALLEN STREET AND FROM CARLYLE STREET TO SR 29 IN HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA FM# 428104 RFQ. No: 2012-11 OPENING DATE: MARCH 22, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. Hendry County is seeking engineering rms interested in providing professional services in connection with the construction of a sidewalk on West Cowboy Way from Amanda Street to Wa llen Street and from Carlyle Street to SR 29. Firms submitting must have expertise in construction administration, quality assurance testing, and any other requirements that FDOT may impose in the LAP Agreement. Proposers shall have all services available inhouse or may propose multiple rms which have joined together to provide the various required disciplinary services in order to offer a complete submission. Individuals and rms properly registered in the State of Florida are encouraged to submit their quali cations for consideration. All submittals (see Part IV, Submission Requirements) received in response to this RFQ will be reviewed by a County Evaluation Committee. In order to be considered, submittals must be received by the Board of County Commissioners at the C. E. Hall Building (Clerk’s Of ce) in the Hendry County Courthouse Complex, 25 E. Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida by 2:00 p.m. on March 22, 2012, at which time all responses to this request wi ll be recorded in the presence of one or more witnesses. A copy of the Instructions and RFQ Documents can be obtained from the Purchasing Of ce, located at 640 S. Main St., LaBelle, FL 33935 (for pick up), Post Of ce Box 2340, LaBelle, FL 33975 (mailing address) or by calling (863) 675-5220. Instructions and RFQ documents will be emailed upon request; however, Hendry County will not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of documents sent via email. The solicitation does not commit Hendry County to award any contracts, to pay any costs incurred in the preparation of a response to this RFQ, or to contract for any services. The County reserves the right to reject any or all submittals received as a result of this solicitation, or to cancel in part or in its entirety this RFQ, if it is in the best interest of the County to do so. Hendry County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and actively seeks Minority and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise participation. Tristan Chapman, Chairman Board of County Commissioners 410602 CN/CB 2/23;3/1,8,15/2012 Public Notice 14 Caloosa Belle March 8, 2012 Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. Community Briefs

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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. 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 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. A re 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 A 106, 1092 E. Cowboy Way, LaBelle. Register on line at sbdc.seminars.org.Trail association to meetBecome a charter member of the Florida Trail Association, Fisheating Creek Subchapter which meets the 2nd Tuesday each month from September to April. To join go to http://www. oridatrail.org/. Come nd out about Florida Trail Association activities and learn about "Backpacking Stoves" at the next meeting on Tuesday, March 13 at 7 P.M. at The Glades County Historical Society's Westergaard House, 270 A venue L, Moore Haven, FL Public welcome. For information contact: Betty Loomis 863-946-3560 or Margaret England 863-674-0695 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. Register in advance by contacting Arlene Bettencourt at 1-800-887-9234 option 9 or abby@unitedwaylee.org. No prerequisites or minimum age to participate. No cost! Come to Edison State College, Hendry/Glades Center, 1092 E. Cowboy Way, LaBelle, 33935. Please Note: This is not a certi cation course. For more information about CPR and other full service certi cation classes, contact the American Red Cross, Florida's Southern Gulf Coast Region at (239)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. Afghans will be there to raf e, yearbooks and pictures will be there to look through. Come early to visit an enjoy everyone. Dinner at 5 p.m. but come early to socialize.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.SBDC here to helpThe Small Business Development Center at Florida Gulf Coast University is present in Hendry and Glades Counties and in Immokalee. One-on-one consultation is available to all existing and potential small business. In addition, SBDC offers a variety of workshops and seminars to help the business community. Call Janice at 239-860-8592 to set up an appointment to discuss your ideas and needs. Widows to meetThe Widows Support Group will meet March 15 at Don's Steak House at 11:30 a.m.. All widows welcome.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 years 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 will go to the wonderful dogs (and cats too) at Caloosa Humane Society. VFW newsMembers: 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. Call: 863-675-8008. The post is located on SR 29S by the rodeo grounds. AMVETS establishedMeetings are at VFW Post 10100 the third Wednesday of the month 6:30 p.m. An y veteran of the armed forces honorably discharged since WWII is eligible for membership. Call Mark Schoenwald at 239-246-3094 or come to VFW Post 10100 for an application. APPLIANCES & REPAIRS CAR RENTAL CHIROPRACTIC EDUCATION ROOFING SOCIAL ORGANIZATION A m e r i c a n L e g i o n P o s t 1 3 0 F i s h F r y Every Friday from 5pm-7pm $7.00 B A R B I N G O Every Tuesday ( M e m b e r s & G u e s t s O n l y ) B r e a k f a s t B u f f e t 1st Sunday of the month 8am-11am $6.00699 W. SR 80 LaBelle, FL (863) 675-8300 P u b l i c W e l c o m e d l e g i o n p o s t 1 3 0 o r g TREE SERVICE HUNTERS HUNTERST TREE REES SER ER VICE VICE• Tree Trimming & Removal •Stump Grinding • Shaping & Topping863-675-0403Licensed and Insured LABELLE AREA BUSINESS & SERVICEDIRECTORY 15 Caloosa Belle March 8, 2012 Community Briefs

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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 March 9-11, 2012 Friday & Saturday 6pm 8:30pm Sunday 4pm 8pm First Baptist Church 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 16 Caloosa Belle March 8, 2012 Submitted photo/ Rebecca DoudUES January Students of the MonthFrom left: First Row: Kayleigh Rivas, Naveah Cavazos, David Garcia Second Row: Marcos Mendoza, Cali Cruz, Isabella Mendoza, Jose Zendejas Third Row: Douglas Sharp, Payton Conly, Emily Markussen, Roxana Ortiz-Villa Fourth Row: Raul Escobedo, Joshua White, Nansi Hernandez, Samantha Hernandez Fifth Row: Michael Ordonez, Kamia Jackson, Paulina Escabedo Sixth Row: Marycruz Deras, Jose Gomez, Carlos Puente. Not Pictured: Daniel Castro Submitted photo/ Lucinda KellyLHS Students Plan to Spend Spring Break in D.C.These LHS students are getting ready for a very exciting Spring Break trip to Washington D.C. They will be traveling along with LHS Media Specialist Megan Greenleaf on a weeklong tour of our nation’s capitol where they will visit many historical landmarks, as well as participate in an active curriculum called Close-Up, designed to help high school students learn about our government and history. According to Close-ups’ program instructor, this experience of “Using the nation’s capital as a living classroom, participants get a “close up” view of government interacting with the people, processes, and places that make this federal city so unique.” Pictured from LHS are Sergio Gomez, Edgar Jimenez, Mariel Juarez, Isabel Molina, Suleyma Santinizo and Guillermina Valentin.