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Title: The Caloosa belle
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: S.H. Stalls
Place of Publication: LaBelle Fla
Publication Date: 03-22-2012
Frequency: weekly
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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- La Belle (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Hendry -- LaBelle
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 49, no. 18 (Sept. 7, 1972)-
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Thursday, March 22, 2012 50¢ Plus tax V ol. 89 No. 12 newszap.comFree S p eechFree AdsSee Page 4 for information about how to contact the newspaper by Patty BrantCaloosa Belle From opening ceremonies at 3 p.m. Saturday, March 31, till its closing at 8 a.m. Sunday, April 1, the 2012 Relay for Life will be one gigantic celebration of the everyday soldiers who struggle against one of the world’s most insidious enemies, cancer, in all its forms. The disease has touched innumerable friends, families and coworkers virtually everyone in some way. That may be its downfall it is everyone’s enemy. One World One Cure is this year’s theme and each team will each represent a different country. Look for ethnic foods along with a nightful of great fun, even with the deadly serious cause. Events will be going on nonstop all night, but highlights include: Opening ceremony at 3  p.m., Coming together to ght cancer I am Matt Beatty. As a third generation son of Hendry County, it has been my sincere desire for years to serve our great community. I am now hoping to serve you in the best way possible, as your Sheriff. I have been preparing myself in the various aspects of public service over the last 25 years. This community has given me the opportunity to serve as a City Commissioner for three terms and a School Board Member for two terms, serving as chairman for one of those years. When I attended the police academy, I was voted class president and commended by the academy for exhibiting strong leadership qualities. Serving this community as a volunteer re ghter over the last 14 years has enabled me to really help those in need. I believe my volunteer work throughout the community, my background and experience in the private sector of handling large budgets and supervising personnel has afforded me a very well rounded background to serve our community with pride and knowledge. My desire to serve as Sheriff began when I was in my early twenties while I served on the Hendry County Sheriff’s auxillary. I realized that I needed to gain knowledge, wisdom and maturity to serve you, the citizens of the community where I have made my home for the last four decades. I feel I have dedicated my adult life to helping and serving the citizens of Hendry County and I am hopeful to continue to serve at the next level... Beatty announces for sheriff's race Caloosa Belle/ Patty BrantCheers and applause swell for survivors and caregivers as they take their special lap at Relay for Life. This year make sure to be there for LaBelle’s answer to cancer Relay for Life March 31-April 1 at the LHS football eld. See Relay — Page 2 See Beatty — Page 2 Matthew Beatty by Patty BrantCaloosa Belle Sitting as the Local Planning A gency March 8, LaBelle city commissioners had a lot of discussion on the best way to bring code enforcement issues to a conclusion. The special master model which the city has relied on for the past few years, has provided disappointing results. City Planner Shellie J ohnson began the discussion on making code fees constant. The city has found that it’s dif cult to get local attorneys to serve as special masters and takes longer to complete the process. Discussion concluded it would be faster to take code enforcement disagreements to the county judge for a decision. City Attorney Jimmy Luckey noted that, through the courts, the city may have to pay for indigent fees, which would then go into the county’s Fine and Forfeiture fund. The board noted that the point of code enforcement is to get compliance, not to collect fees. Mayor Paul Puletti noted that few Codes on city agendaSee City — Page 2

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L L A A B B E E L L L L E E S S L L U U M M B B E E R R & & H H O O M M E E I I M M P P R R O O V V E E M M E E N N T T C C E E N N T T E E R R BUILDERS CHOICE SUPPLY INC. Thanks to our valued customers for your business these past 10 years. We are committed to the community, for all your building needs and products at a fair price!!Thank you for your business 10%Off Store Items Sale Runs all month 20% off porter paint SPRING SALEWHEELBARROWS $10.00 OFF 10% OFF ALL PAINTS 10% OFF ALL CEILING FANS 10% OFF FENCE PANELS 10% OFF ALL T1-11 4Ž OR 8Ž OC BUY 1OO PCS 42Ž 2X2 FOR ONLY .50 EACH! NEW ITEMS IN THE STORE: THANK YOU LABELLE FOR THE 12 YEARS OF BUSINESS! 2 Caloosa Belle March 22, 2012 Four Hendry County “ rst year” teachers w ere recently presented “Brilliant Orange” A wards in recognition of their outstanding classroom performances during the 2011-2012 school year. The teachers were recognized during the 2012 Golden Apple Teacher Recognition Dinner held at the John Boy Auditorium in Clewiston on February 2. The awards were ttingly named “Brilliant Orange” as Hendry County ranks as one of Florida’s top orange producing counties. Ron Hamel, Gulf Citrus Growers Association’s executive vice president, presented the “Brilliant Orange” awards to the four teachers selected as the best “ rst year” teachers in Hendry County for the 2011-2012 school y ear. Recognized were: Emily Figured, a rst grade teacher from Upthegrove Elementary School in LaBelle; Melinda Gebhardt, an RTI teacher from Central Elementary School in Clewiston, Ashley Carroll, a science teacher at LaBelle Middle School and Joshua Groves, a reading teacher from Clewiston High School. The Gulf Citrus Growers Association, in conjunction with the Foundation For Hendry County Public Schools, Inc. annually selects the “Brilliant Orange” teachers based on nominations from each of the schools’ administrators. GCGA is a trade association representing citrus growers in Charlotte, Collier, Glades, Hendry and Lee Counties.Brilliant Orange Awards 20112012Emily Figured, rst grade tTeacher at Upthegrove Elementary, LaBelle. Her principal, Larry Luckey, wrote: “She develops meaningful lessons that meet or exceed curriculum standards while fully engaging every student, and uses an “out-ofthe-box” approach to teach reading which greatly motivates students! Her lead teacher and mentor, Mrs. Mundy, says . “Mrs. Figured makes learning interesting for the students, and turns everyday learning into fun games to keep students involved! And ... she is a natural with technology!” In addition, she establishes positive relationships with both her students and their parents, and encourages her students to excel! Melinda Gebhardt, an RTI Teacher at Central Elementary, Clewiston Her principal, Mr. Duckstein, writes, “Melinda is an exceptional educator, as well as an exceptional staff member! She has an outstanding ability to communicate with her students and grade team. Not only is she concerned about her class ... but also the entire learning environment at Central Elementary! She seeks out solutions and opportunities for all students. It is amazing that during her rst year ... she has made a huge impact at Central. Ashley Carroll, a Science Teacher at LaBelle Middle School Her principal Gary White wrote ... ”Ms. Carroll has a deep understanding that teaching the middle level student takes teamwork and a “shared vision” for success in her classroom. She has a genuine love for teaching ... as well as a love for children! Ms. Carroll uses a variety of strategies such as ‘showing’, ‘discussion’ and ‘hands-on’ experiences to engage her students. In addition, she maintains positive communications with students’ parents, and is always responsive and accessible to them. In a very short time ... Ms. Carroll has risen to the top of her eld! Joshua Groves, a Reading Teacher at Clewiston High School Assistant Principal, Roberto Sanchez wrote ... Mr. Groves has the desire to do whatever it takes to improve the quality of education for his students! As a new Intensive Reading Teacher ... he took an immediate leadership role in designing a comprehensive curriculum map for the Reading Department. His classroom sessions are always a delight to observe ... with students engaged in clear and targeted lessons ... and in a ‘positive’ classroom climate and rapport. In addition to his teaching expertise, Mr. Groves serves as a golf team coach, and faculty sponsor for the College Reach Out Program (CROP) club, which aims to provide students the positive experiences needed during high school ... to motivate them to go on to college! In his department’s meetings ... he has often presented topics that help build skills which bene t both his teacher colleagues and their students! Gulf Citrus recognizes ‘Brilliant Orange’ teachers Submitted photoCounty employees recognizedPictured from left are the county’s top employees for the past ve quarters: Michele Williams (Building Licensing & Code Enforcement), Yvonne Cayce (Port LaBelle Utilities), James Graham (EMS), Roger Greer (Port LaBelle Utilities), not pictured Adolfo Dietz (Road & Bridge). Survivor Lap at 4:30 p.m.  Luminaria ceremony the lighting  of candles in memory of those who lost their battle with cancer; 8 p.m. New this year survivors and caretakers are invited to head over the Survivor’s Tent for a big birthday party after completing the Survivor’s Lap. Entertainment by Melissa’s Dance Studio at 5 p.m. and again at 9:30 p.m., Debbie White’s Cloggers at 7 p.m. and the LHS Dance Team at 1 a.m. In between there won’t be a lag in the games and presentations. There’s always lots for the kids to do. For instance, the kidfavorite bounce house area with unlimited play for $10 from 5 p.m. till midnight. Everything happens at LaBelle High School football eld. Relay for Life not only celebrates our own heroes, it raises money bullets to eventually slay the dragon called cancer. RelayContinued From Page 1 Hendry County Sheriff. I am ready Hendry County! I hope you are ready to give me the opportunity to serve y ou. I will not let you down! BeattyContinued From Page 1 situations get that far and that there would be quicker closure through county court. During the regular meeting, Clint Walker told the board that Lt. Richard Mour eld accepted a work promotion and resigned from the re department. Mr. Walker has taken this place. He reported that there were 65 calls for service in February. Applied Technology Management’s Tim Taylor reported that the new reverse osmosis water treatment plant being planned will soon go to bid. He expects it will be going to contract in several months. Looking toward economic development the board voted to donate $500 to the Big “O” Birding Festival. The festival is being held in LaBelle for the rst time this year. It will be held March 28-31. CityContinued From Page 1

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4 Caloosa Belle March 22, 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. Quitting a Jobby Matt KindermannPeople quit jobs for all kinds of reasons. Some people quit for cultural reasons because they do not care for their co-workers, do not agree with the direction of the company or believe that they are being asked to do things that could be considered unethical. Some people quit for environmental reasons because the work is too physical, dangerous or unappealing. And still others quit for reasons management professionals term “ef cacy,” which means that workers place a low value on the work they do, are not respected or rewarded and gure they are more useful at not working than they are actually working. No matter what the reason is that you decide to quit your job, you will have to give notice to your employer before you clock out for the last time. The consequences for not giving notice could include: being labeled as non-rehirable, receiving negative references in the future, forfeiture of certain bene t payments, disquali cation of unemployment compensation and others. A two week notice of resignation is generally acceptable in most employment cases. Two weeks allows the employer to adjust the work schedule, plan for a replacement and train someone to do your job. It also allows human resources to begin the off-boarding process which is paperwork-intensive. Some positions that come with more responsibility or a high level of corporate integration require a longer resignation notice in order to allow for the time it would take to nd a suitable replacement. These positions are usually senior management, researchers or information clerks in legal departments, internet server administrators and architects, scientists and lab assistants or those positions requiring a specialized advanced degree or uncommon certi cation or are authorized access to sensitive nancial or encrypted information. All resignations should be given in writing, using a professionally drafted and typed letter that is worded to sound reluctant and remorseful. The resignation letter should speci cally list the last day you will work. You should begin the letter by stating clearly that, after careful thought, you have chosen to pursue a new and unexpected opportunity. It is not necessary, and not recommended, to state where this opportunity is. Next, state in a sentence or two what you liked about working for your company and what you will miss about it. Even if you hated the job, make something up that sounds positive and happy. Finally, close with a line or two that thanks your boss for the opportunity and offer to help train your replacement. No one should read this letter and get the impression that you are being sarcastic or anything less than genuine. Southwest Florida Works is the regional state workforce board for Hendry, Glades, Charlotte, Lee and Collier counties. For no-fee job search assistance or employer support, speak with an employment representative nearest you by going to www.sw works.org and click on “Locations.” by Les MorganSoon I will be turning 55. While I am a good distance from “packing it in” I realize I have fewer days in ministry and career than I have ahead of me. The fact that my time in ministry is shorter than it ever has been is not a bad or a sad reality. However, it is accurate. And because I am aware of this truth I want to evaluate what matters most and stay focused on those things in the time that remains for me to serve a congregation as a pastor. To assist me in my evaluation process I have been doing a fair amount of reading and thinking about what is worth pursuing and what is not worth the paper it is written on. Below are some re ection points that I believe are of value to any church or person who wants to have a life biblically af rmed. 1. The gospel is not just the diving board, it’s the pool. Christians grow not by going beyond the gospel, but deeper into the gospel. 2. People are the mission. 3. Jesus commanded us to make disciples, not converts. 4. Discipleship happens in community. 5. God’s strategy for completing the Great Commission is planting churches in strategic locations. 6. The church is God’s demonstration. Believers must never forget that. 7. The church is God’s plan A. There is no plan B. 8. Belief unlocks the power for the mission of God. 9. The church is not an audience; it is to be an army. 10. The best ministry ideas are in the congregation. 11. The Great Commission is completed through multiplication, not addition. The rule of multiplication is a transferable concept beyond the math class. 12. Churches should be evaluated b y sending capacity, not just seating capacity. 13. Stay where you are; serve where you live; let’s be the church in that community. 14. Each small group should function like a small congregation. 15. People come because of quality and options; they stay because of personalization. 16. Those who serve are just as important as those you serve. 17. Live suf ciently, give extravagantly. 18. Generosity is contagious, and so is stinginess. 19. The sermon starts in the parking lot. 20. Only two things last forever – people and the Word of God. 21. Word of mouth is the best advertisement. 22. Believe the best about others. 23. Move with the movers. 24. Love is the most essential element o f leadership. 25. One size rarely ts all. By the Lord’s help I will stay within the framework of this kind of thinking. If you have additional ideas, I would like to learn those. Please email me at drlkmorgan@ gmail.com God bless you.Dr. Les Morgan is pastor of Caloosa Baptist Church in LaBelle, located across the street from City Hall on Highway 80. Stuff the Church, and her pastors, must never forget Editor,I would like to have a question answered by a School Board member or someone in the County Administration. Why on earth, when the education of our children is so important, do we elect our Superintendant of Schools? Wouldn’t it be much better to interview candidates from around the country to nd and hire the most quali ed person for the job? Relying on the “Good Ole Boy” system is far from being the best selection process and certainly not in the best interest of our school system and students. A logical answer please. Mark C. Schoenwald Letter to the Editor Matthew HIndermann Les Morgan C a r e e r C o r n e r Career Corner newszap.comFree SpeechFree Ads Your community directory is a click away

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Additional restrictions apply. Terms and Conditions – All products and services listed are governed by tariffs, terms of service, or terms and conditions posted at centurylink.com. Taxes, Fees, and Surcharges – Applicable taxes, fees, and surcharges include a carrier Universal Service charge, carrier cost recovery surcharges, state and local fees that vary by area and certain in-state surcharges. Cost recovery fees are not taxes or government-required charges for use Taxes, fees, and surcharges apply based on standard monthly, not promotional, rates. 5 Caloosa Belle March 22, 2012 LaBelleShenneane Nicole Batchelor, 28, was arrested March 9 and charged with possession of cocaine. Nashard Lemont Simons, 31, was arrested March 14 and charged with two counts of resisting an of cer without violence and possession of cocaine with intent to sell, manufacture, deliver, etc. Jaime Gamez Jr., 15, was arrested March 14 and charged with burglary of an unoccupied dwelling unarmed and possession of a controlled substance without a prescription. C. Green was arresting of cer. Taylor Michelle Boone, 18, was arrested March 14 and charged with burglary of an unoccupied dwelling unarmed, contributing to the delinquency of a minor, possession of marijuana under 20 grams and possession/ use of drug equipment. C. Green was arresting of cer.ClewistonKyle Dillon Jones, 20, was arrested March 17 and charged with battery on a law enforcement of cer, re ghter, EMT, etc. Sgt. A. Angell was arresting of cer. Antonio Nappo, 39, was arrested March 16 and charged with driving with a permanently revoked driver license. FHP Trooper J. Mulhern was arresting of cer. Antwan Lamar Harshaw, 28, was arrested March 14 and charged with assault on a law enforcement of cer, re ghter or EMT, etc., corruption by threat of a public servant or family, inciting/encouraging to riot, disorderly conduct, resisting/interfering with an of cer without violence and obstructing a criminal investigation. J. Brown was arresting of cer. Roytime Dewayne Smikle, 17, was arrested March 14 and charged with assault on a law enforcement of cer, re ghter or EMT, etc., corruption by threat of a public servant or family, inciting/encouraging to riot, disorderly conduct, resisting/interfering with an of cer without violence, obstructing a criminal investigation and impersonation providing a false ID to law enforcement. J. Brown was arresting of cer. A rrest Reports Who speaks up for local abused, neglected and abandoned children? Guardian ad Litem volunteers are needed in both Hendry and Glades Counties to advocate and give each child a voice in his own future. Two upcoming one-hr. orientations are scheduled to enable anyone interested to learn about the exact duties and time requiredMarch 20, Tuesday from 3-4 p.m. and March 29, Thursday, from 3-4 p.m. Volunteers must be Florida residents, at least 21 years old, and have 8-10 hours monthly to volunteer on their own time supported by staff. No legal background is required. Free April Saturday training is scheduled. Attending a one-hour orientation is required to be considered for training, but the interested public is welcome! Call Angela Boykin at 863-674-4190 to attend, or for more information about volunteering. Also, see www.guardianadlitem. org or www.voicesforkids.org. To you, it's just one hour. To a child, who needs a voice, it's an hour that could change his life. You can speak for a child Submitted photo/ Tricia BoonePet of the WeekGet a Friend for Life! Ora is a four-year-old Domestic Shorthair and would love to have a family to call her own. Ora is a very sweet affectionate cat. She does well with other cats in the community cat room at the shelter. We have many loving homeless pets in need of a forever home! With an approved adoption application and a $50.00 adoption donation, you can take Ora home with the following additions covered: Spayed, Rabies (4 months of age), FVRCP vaccine, Heartworm/Feline Leukemia Test/FIV Test, Fecal Test, Deworming, Flea and Tick Prevention, and a Microchip. Anyone interested in Ora or any of our other homeless pets can come to Caloosa Humane Society at 1200 Pratt Blvd. and ll out an adoption application or call 863.675.0997. You can also check out our Web site at www.caloosahumanesociety.org for more information. Submitted photoBrian Haas rememberedHendry County Sheriff's Of ce held its rst Annual Golf Tournament to bene t the Brian Haas Criminal Justice Charitable Trust. Hendry County Sheriff Steve Whidden presented the proceeds of this tournament, in the amount of $15,959.33 to Bob and Norie Haas, the parents of D/S Brian Haas. The Charitable Trust Fund was established by the Haas family in honor of their son, Brian. This fund is to bene t employees, explorers, volunteers and interns who serve the Hendry County Sheriff's Of ce.

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by Patty BrantCaloosa Belle Woodmen of the World is a not-for-pro t company offering life insurance and nancial planning as well as other member bene ts. The company proudly states that, even in the current economy, Woodmen of the W orld's assets have increased over 17 percent It has 750,000 members with over $8.07 billion in assets and $34.9 billion of life insurance in force (as of December 2009). It is one of the largest fraternal bene t societies with open membership in the US, W oodmen of the World was founded in 1890. Uniquely, Woodmen of the World policy holders are also members. The organization sees its mission as bene ting its members, providing nancial solutions, encouraging volunteering for community service by members and enriching it's members lives. Bene ts to members include: catastrophic illness bene t; orphan's care bene t; newborn bene t; natural disaster bene t; prescription drug discount card; youth program with summer camp; senior activities; a dedicated eld force; and a member discount program. The organization stands behind a number of community projects including adopt a school, hunter safety courses and disaster relief assistance. Locally, Woodman of the World makes decisions on area projects at its lodge in Alva. The group has monthly meetings and members volunteer for local community projects. One of its biggest activities is to provide US, state and religious ags to local governments, schools, etc. It also provides American history awards and matching funds. The Southwest Florida district stretches from Sarasota to Hendry, Lee, Collier and Glades counties. Locally, Field Representative Matthew E. Grothe Sr. is the "go to guy." He said Woodmen of the World sees the LaBelle area as a great opportunity for the organization. In fact, Matt said the organization sees small towns as very important, with perhaps more opportunity for their message than in larger areas. LaBelle is exactly the kind o f place Woodmen of the World thrives in, he said. You can call Matt at 863-559-8388 or go to megrothe@woodmen.org. On Saturday, March 24 Hendry County Sheriff and Hendry County Policing Unit is hosting a Motorcycle Rally to bene t the Florida Sheriff's Youth Ranches. Sign up is Saturday morning 9 10 a.m. at Fort Myers Harley Davidson. For local riders signup is at Roland & Mary Ann Martin's Marina and Tiki Bar located at 920 E. Del Monte Avenue in Clewiston, from 9-11 a.m. Riders will be directed around Lake Okeechobee with designated rest areas returning to the marina. There will be a car show, bike show, live entertainment, door prizes, 50/50 drawing, and vendors. Cost of the ride is $10 per bike (or car if you prefer to drive). Entry into the bike and car show is $10. Trophies will be awarded to rst, second place, People's Choice and Sheriff's Choice. You don't have to be a participant in the event to enjoy the festivities. Everyone is asked to come out and have fun. All proceeds bene t the Florida Sheriff's Youth Ranches. The Youth Ranches was established in 1957 by a small group of Florida Sheriff's who saw the need for the care of troubled boys it later evolved into four Youth Ranches residential child care facilities and two camping programs. It was their vision to create men and women who are able to face the future with a sense of direction, ability and hope; to guide and instill in them four critical components that will create healthy, productive adults. Thanks to the generosity of individuals and groups around the state of Florid a ant other states, the dream that originated from a small group of Florida Sheriff's has become a reality for many youth and their family. Please help us help the Florida Sheriff's Youth Ranches and come out and support this worthy cause. HCSO ride around the lake motorcycle rally $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 When That will never happen to meŽ happens.1101204.1 State Farm, Home Of“ce, Bloomington, IL DiPo“ Ins Agcy Inc Rena DiPo“, Agen 777 W Hickpochee Ave. www.ourinsurancegirl.com Bus: 863-675-1880 Fax: 863-675-8970Im ready to help.Theres never a good time for an accident to happen. But when it does, you can count on me to be there quickly so you can get your life back to normal.GET TO A BETTER STATE’. CALL ME TODAY. 6 Caloosa Belle March 22, 2012 Jerry Lee Hanna, 62LABELLE Jerry Lee Hanna, age 62, died unexpectedly on Feb. 6, 2012, at his home in LaBelle. Friends of Jerry are invited to an informal gathering to share memories and stories about Jerr y at 3:30 p.m., Saturday, March 24, at Waterfront Park at LaBelle Boat Ramp (behind Riverside Marine). Please come to remember Jerry. Bring a chair or blanket (seating is limited). Obituaries Special servicesGrace Baptist Church would like to invite the public for a special service on Friday, A pril 6, at 7 p.m. The church will honor the Passion of Christ with a Candle-Light Communion service. What better way to remember the death, burial and resurrection of our Lord and Savior. The church is located at: 4200 N E Eucalyptus Blvd. Just east of Collinswood Road. A nursery will be provided. For more information call: (863) 675-3349.Sunrise ServiceGrace Baptist Church will hold an Easter Sunrise Service at 7:00 am. Sunday, April 8th, at the church. Come for a special time on reverence, fellowship, and worship. The church will also have a FREE breakfast at 8:00 am. with another service to follow at 9:30 a.m. This will be a special spiritual adventure that may change your life. Grace Baptist is located at 4200 N E Eucalyptus Blvd. For more information contact Pastor Jeff Zimmerman at: (863) 675-3349.Launching new AssemblyLiving Waters Fellowship welcomes you to the Divine Connection and launching of their newest Assembly. Grand opening April 1. Meetings are Sunday nights at 1816 N. SR 29 Suite B, 6 p.m. An evening of praise and worship. Holy Ghost preaching, healing and deliverance w ith Senior Pastors Robert and Michelle Akers and Asociate Pastors Edward and Faustina Ekwa. For further information contact Senior Pastors Robert and Michelle Akers at 239826-3006 or 239-728-2118 or email Livingw at3ersfellowship8@gmail.com.Ham and yamsCome enjoy ham and yams at First Christian Church March 23 5-7 p.m. For a donation of $10 you'll get a delicious meal. Just two blocks behind Badcock furniture on the corrner of Lee and Ford Streets.Christian Men to meetThe March meeting of the Gathering of Christian Men will be held at First Christian Church of LaBelle, 128 Ford Ave. at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, March 19. We will meet for dinner and a message. All men of LaBelle and the surrounding area are invited to join us. For information or direction please call me, Randy Way at 863-885-1099.Scholarships to ICAWould you like your child to be learning Bible, Spanish, sign language, art, music, drama, PE, and technology, in addition to traditional subjects such as science, history, cursive, spelling, phonics, arithmetic, reading, and language arts? Does your child need one on one, free, after school tutoring? Would you like your child to be in a safe, learning environment which promotes respect for God, country, neighbor, family, and self? This type of learning really happens at International Christian Academy of LaBelle. Most children attend free of charge to their families. This is made possible through scholarships which save tax-payers money. If you would like to have this option available for your child, please, get your scholarships now. International Christian Academy of LaBelle (K-12th) accepts the Step Up For Students scholarships (www.stepupforstudents. org) and the McKay scholarship (www. oridaschoolchoice.org). International Christian Academy is a private school meeting the needs of the individual student, by placing each child where he or she will learn, grow, be challenged and succeed. International Christian Academy is a ministry of International Christian Fellowship. It is located at 233 Clark Street. For more information concerning International Christian Academy or scholarships, please, call Tracy Co at (863) 675-4227 or (863) 675-1112. Applications for the new school year are being accepted. Space is limited. Church Briefs W oodmen of the World seeks Hendry County members

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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 22, 2012 B.A.S.S. will host the Power-Pole Slam, Mar. 22–25, on Lake Okeechobee, the second of eight Bassmaster Elite Series professional bass shing tournaments scheduled in 2012. The contest pits 99 of the top bass anglers in the world, including shing legend Kevin VanDam and 2012 Bassmaster Classic champion Chris Lane, against each other as they compete for the $100,000 prize and a coveted spot in the 2013 Bassmaster Classic set for Feb. 22-24 in Tulsa, Okla. From watching the rst boats launch at 7:30 a.m. on Thursday, Mar. 22, and the w eigh-in at C. Scott Driver Park on Sunday at 4 p.m., to participating in the family-friendly WaterFest F.U.N. events, the activities planned throughout the weekend are free and open to the public (unless otherwise noted), including:  The full eld of anglers launch at Lake Okeechobee at 7:30 a.m. on March 22 and March 23. Public launch-viewing is available from C. Scott Driver Park, off State Road 78 on the Kissimmee River.  The of cial weigh-in takes place at 4 p.m. on March 22 and March 23 at C. Scott Driver Park.  On Saturday, March 24, the Top 50 anglers launch for seminals of Power-Pole Slam at 7:30 a.m.  At 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 24, WaterFest F.U.N. activities begin at the OkeeTantie Recreation Area, on State Road 78, on the north shore of Lake Okeechobee at the mouth of the Kissimmee River.  At 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 24, of cial seminals weigh-in begins at C. Scott Driver Park.  On Sunday, March 25, the top 12 anglers launch at 7:30 a.m. for the nal day of Power-Pole Slam competition.  WaterFest F.U.N. activities start at 10 a.m. on Sunday, March 25.  At 4 p.m., on Sunday, March 25, the of cial nal weigh-in for 2012 Power-Pole Slam winner starts in C. Scott Driver Park. Other activities planned throughout the Power-Pole Slam weekend include the opportunity to pose questions to Elite Series pros, angler autograph and photo sessions and the opportunity to and learn tips and techniques from some of the best bass anglers in the world. Fans can register to win items such as a Kevin VanDam jersey in the Bass Pro Shops booth, a dream shing trip with Mike Iaconelli at the Power-Pole booth, and prizes in the Carhartt area. Yamaha will offer demonstration tours and “Hooked Up” will broadcast from the Toyota Hooked Up Stage. WaterFest F.U.N. activities will include a B.B.Q. Cook-Off, along with displays and demonstrations highlighting Okeechobee County natural resources, outdoor activities and community information. For more than 40 years, B.A.S.S. has served as the authority on bass shing. The organization advances the sport through advocacy, outreach and an expansive tournament structure while connecting directly with the passionate community of bass anglers through its Bassmaster media vehicles. The Bassmaster brand and its multimedia platforms are guided by a mission to serve all shing fans. The Bassmaster Tournament Trail includes the Bassmaster Elite Series, Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Open Series, Carhartt Bassmaster College Series, Cabela’s B.A.S.S. Federation Nation events and the ultimate celebration of competitive shing, the Bassmaster Classic. The organization is headquartered in Birmingham, Ala. For more information, visit www.bassmaster.com. B.A.S.S. to host Elite Power-Pole Slam on lake Little League tournamentThere will be a Little League Tournament of Champions round played at Davis Pratt the last weekend this month March 30-April 1. Twenty-nine games will be played starting at 6 p.m. Friday. Please come out and cheer on our Little League guys and gals. Sports Shorts

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8 Caloosa Belle March 22, 2012 Dems to meet in Moore HavenThe joint March meeting of the Hendry County and Glades County Democratic Executive Committees will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 29, at El Chili Restaurant, 442 Highway 27, Moore Haven. The restaurant is just north of the Moore Haven Bridge on Highway 27. The meeting agenda includes the 2012 Florida Democratic Party Convention and Caucus to be held the rst weekend in June in Tampa and the Democratic National Convention held the w eek of September 3, in Charlotte, NC. Any Hendry or Glades County Democrats w ho would like to run for Congressional District Delegate to the State Convention has until April 27 to le the forms. Contact Hendry County DEC Chairman Joe Thomas, 863-612-0413, if you are interested in ling as a Hendry County delegate from Congressional Districts 16 or 23. Glades County Democrats interested in being a Congressional District 16 delegate should contact Glades DEC Chair Ellen Hawk Geake at 863-983-2922. Glades County Democrats will elect two delegates at a county caucus to be held on Saturday, May 5. Hendry County Democrats will also caucus on May 5 to select two delegates from Congressional District 16 and two delegates from Congressional District 23. Other agenda items include planning a joint Hendry and Glades County Democratic fundraiser to help elect local Democratic candidates from our two counties on the rst Tuesday this coming November and for information booths for our Democratic candidates at the Sugar Festival in Clewiston, Harlem's Brown Sugar Festival, and LaBelle's Black Herirage Festival. All Democrats in Hendry and Glades Counties are welcome, and local Democratic candidates are encouraged to attend and introduce themselves to Democrats who w ant to see Democratic candidates elected in November.Chamber, Edward Jones plan business socialEdward Jones, 100 S. Hall Street, is planning a networking social with the LaBelle Chamber of Commerce Wednesday, March 28, 5-6:30 p.m. It will be a perfect opportunity to meet other LaBelle professionals on an informal basis.Adult FCAT retakesAdult FCAT retakes are scheduled at LaBelle High School as follows: Tuesday, April 10: FCAT Math 5 p.m. Gator Lab (off Media Center) Wednesday, April 11: FCAT Reading 5 p.m. Gator Lab (off Media Center) Interested retakers must contact Mrs. Hegley at LHS @ (863) 674-4120, ext. 330. FCAT tests are CBT (computer-based tests). Retakers must take the ePAT practice test before taking the FCAT. The ePAT will be given at 5 p.m. each night before testing. This is the last administration of the FCAT Reading Retake test. After this test administration, the State of Florida will require adults retaking the FCAT Reading to take the FCAT 2.0 Reading test, which is also computer-based.Sign up for Little MissLittle Miss LaBelle Pageant sign-ups have been extended to March 22 at the LaBelle High School auditorium. Time 5 p.m.Conservation meeting plannedThe Hendry Soil and Water Conservation District will hold its regularly scheduled board meeting on March 22 at 1 p.m. in the large conference room of the Dallas B. Townsend Ag Building. Meetings are open to the public.Muse events coming upMarch 24: Country Jam Session and Pot Luck Dinner at 6 p.m. Open to the public at the Muse Community Center Bldg. Loblolly Bay Road (Hwy. 720), Come out for a fun evening and meeting your neighbors. For further information call 863-674-0467.Spaghetti in Ortona The Ortona Community Association will hold its nal spaghetti buffet dinner of the winter season on Saturday, March 24, from 5-7 p.m. at the OCA Hall, on Ortona Road (Highway 78A). (Please note the date change from March 17.) This popular all-you-can-eat buffet features delicious pasta and meat sauce, and includes garlic bread, tossed salad, green beans, dessert, coffee and iced tea for $6 (advance) or $7 at the door. For advance tickets or reservations, contact Fran Way at 863-675-7880 or email franwayrn@aol.com. Spay, neuter, save livesCaloosa Humane Society offers low-cost spay/neuter services and vaccination clinics to the community. While an appointment for spay/neuter services is necessary, the vaccination clinics are on a walk-in basis from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on the same days as spay/neuter. Upcoming spay/neuter and vaccination clinic dates are: March 23, 30 and April 6, 13, 20, 27. Please call and schedule your appointment today! For more information call 863.675.0997 or visit our Web site at www. caloosahumanesociety.org Please be a part of the solution and spay or neuter your pet! Legion sh fryCome to the American Legion Post 130 Fish Fry every Friday night 5-7 p.m. The post is located at 699 SR 80W.VFW newsFriday, March 23, Ray's Pot Pie Dinner 5 p.m. $7. Sundday, March 25, Turkey Shoot at VFW Post 10100, 1 p.m. Bingo open to the public every Sunday at 2 p.m. VFW Post 10100 serves the best Charcoal Grilled Hamburgers in town every Saturday for $3 from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Serving stops promptly at 1:30 p.m. Please come early. VFW Post 10100 will pay the initial membership fees and the annual dues for any armed forces personnel currently serving in harm's way. For information, please call: 863-6758008. The post is located on SR 29S by the rodeo grounds. Horse found south of LaBelleThe Hendry County Sheriff's Of ce has recovered a horse running loose on the highway just south of SR29 in LaBelle. If you live in this area and have lost a horse, please contact the Ag Unit at 863-674-5600 or 863805-5000.Gardeners to meetThe LaBelle Garden Club will meet Monday, March 26, at 7 p.m. at the Dallas Townsend Center. Speaker will be Ron Baines a Backyard BeeKeeper talking about Bees and How They Relate to You and Your Garden. There will be time for questions and answers along with fun and fellowship. Bring a friend and join in an educational fun- lled evening. If you have a plant to exchange Great if not come anyway, you'll come away with one or more plants. For more information, call President Terri at 863-675-2392 or Treasurer Irene Doub at 863-675-0374.Trail association subchapter meets monthlyBecome a charter member of the Florid a Trail Association, Fisheating Creek Subchapter which meets the second Tuesday each month from September to April. To join go to http://www. oridatrail.org / at The Glades County Historical Society's Westergaard House, 270 Avenue L, Moore Haven, FL Public welcome. For information contact: Betty Loomis 863-946-3560 or Margaret England 863-674-0695. 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.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. For more information call Mark Schoenwald at 239-246-3094 or come to VFW Post 10100 for an application Community Briefs

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Celebrations .newszap.com/celebrationsEngaged? Just married? Golden anniversary? Birthday? Holiday? New baby? Share your news in print and onlineFor a modest charge, each package includes: and family Submit your good news today at 9 Caloosa Belle March 22, 2012 (March 2012) – More than three-fourths (78 percent) of the elderly who receive long-term care in the U.S. are getting that care from unpaid family and friends. These caregivers are trapped in an economic struggle paying their own bills in addition to out-of-pocket expenses to care for an elderly loved one. In fact, a recent survey shows more than 40 percent of caregivers are spending more than $5,000 a year caring for a loved one. Forty-seven percent of working caregivers report an increase in caregiving expenses has caused them to use all or most of their savings. That’s why Uncle Sam provides tax breaks if you care for an elderly loved one tax breaks many families don’t know about. “Whether you’re providing care yourself, or you’ve hired a caregiver for an aging parent, you should take advantage of the tax breaks that are a true gift in these troubled economic times,” says Peter Ross, co-founder and CEO of Senior Helpers, a national in-home care company. “Even something as simple as taking Mom or Dad to the doctor can be a tax deduction.”Top Tax Breaks For Elderly Care:Claim your parent as a dependent  Your parent’s income, excluding Social Security, must be less than the amount of the personal exemption. For 2011, the personal exemption was $3,700. This year’s exemption rate is $3,800. Plus, you must provide more than 50 percent of a parent’s nancial support.  If a parent lives with you, you can include a percentage of your mortgage and utilities.  You can claim more than one parent as a dependent if both meet the income and support tests.Deduct your parent’s medical expenses If you contribute to a parent’s health care expenses and pay the health care provider yourself versus giving your parent the money to pay, you may qualify to deduct costs, even if you can’t claim the parent as a dependent.  Nearly 100 percent of individual medical expenses can be deducted, including hearing aids and prescription medicines. Mileage – including doctor appointments and out of town visits to a specialist Dental expenses – including dentures and arti cial teeth  To claim medical expenses, you must provide at least 50 percent of the parent’s nancial support, but you don’t have to meet the income test.  Deduction is limited to medical expenses that exceed 7.5 percent of your adjusted gross income. Quali ed expenses include the cost of a nursing home, in-home health care, dental care and prescription drugs. You can include your own un-reimbursed medical expenses when calculating total costs. “Caregivers have one of the most emotionally demanding jobs out there,” says Ross. “It’s so demanding that more than a third of surveyed caregivers have been forced to quit jobs, take early retirement, reduce hours or take a leave of absence to care for an elderly loved one. “We’d like to be able to shoulder some of the burden of tax season and help put some money back in their pockets by pointing out some of the most overlooked deductions.” Other Caregiving Deductions Most Often Overlooked (Source: Aging Care)Please note, it’s important to check speci c guidelines for qualifying expenses when ling your tax return (www.irs.gov). 1. Long-term health care costs – people often overlook that you can write-off longterm care services and long-term care insurance (depending on age). 2. Home improvements for aging adults – installing wheelchair ramps, hand rails and grab bars in bathrooms are good examples of deductions. It doesn’t matter if these improvements are in the senior’s home or the adult child’s home – as long as the improvements don’t add value to the home, you can write them off. 3. Energy saving home improvements – High ef ciency furnaces, insulation, windows and even weather stripping are included. For more speci cs, visit www. energystar.gov. 4. Mortgage interest – whether it’s adult children or the senior’s home loans, construction loans or home equity lines of credit… they can all be deductions. 5. Estate tax on an inherited IRA If you inherited an IRA from your parents, you could take a deduction for federal estate taxes paid on IRA income. 6. Charitable contributions – you can deduct not only the value of items you donated to charity, but also out-of-pocket costs related to volunteering.Other Ways To Cut Costs If Caring For An Elderly Loved One: Veteran’s Bene ts – Veterans can earn up to $1,800 a month in VA pension money to pay for in-home care. Senior Helpers helps families nd resources to get these bene ts.  Contact Your Local Area Agency on Aging to learn about government assistance programs that provide low income seniors, eligible for Medicaid, money to pay for in-home care Save a bundle on unknown caregiver tax breaks Submitted photo/ Bobbie SprattLucky winnersLaBelle Middle School 8th grade students participated in a drawing for movie tickets to see the new movie The Hunger Games. In order to qualify for a ‘lottery’ ticket, students had to read the rst book in a series of three novels written by Suzanne Collins. Then, they were required to pass a twenty-question Scholastic Reading Counts quiz with a score of 70 percent or more. This event was sponsored by the LMS Parent Teacher Organization. The PTO supplied the ve movie tickets given away and also purchased ve sets of The Hunger Games series to allow all students the opportunity to nish reading the books. If you haven’t considered getting involved with the PTO, this is what we do! Come join us to make school a better experience for your children. Pictured from left to right, Rumor Canto, Matthew Reyna, PTO President Steve Maldonado, Kenneth Carrion and Colby Desormeau. Not available for photo: Andres Gomez

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On Saturday March 10, 4-H Archery Club members from across the state of Florida competed at the 4-H State Competition in Newberry, Florida, at the Easton Newberry Sports Complex. Glades County 4-H Archery Club had 17 of the 181 contestants participating in the contest. Each archer had to shoot 40 arrows in three different categories: FITA, eld and 3-D. At the end of the day Glades County 4-H member Bronson Bass quali ed for the State Team that will travel to Grand Island, Nebraska in June. In addition, Lane Prevatt and Tanner Mathis were named as the team alternates. Below is a complete list of results for the Glades County Team: Junior Unsighted Compound: 4th place Rieonna Eley Junior Sighted Compound: 2nd place Lowell Roberts, 9th place Conner Thomas Second place Jr. Compound Team: Lowell Roberts, Conner Thomas and Ashton Powers Intermediate Sighted Compound: 1st place Raif Prevatt, 3rd place Ethan Prevatt, 7th place Matt Smith First place Intermediate Sighted Compound Team: Raif Prevatt, Ethan Prevatt, Matt Smith, & Tommy Braddock Senior Sighted Compound : Bronson Bass selected to State Team, Lane Prevatt alternate to State Team, Tanner Mathis alternate to State Team Second place Sr. Sighted Compound Team: Bronson Bass, Lane Prevatt, Tanner Mathis, and Dustin Thomas In addition, archers Kiley Prevatt, Mallory Thomas, Alexis Eley, Austin Lee and Brooks Bass competed and represented Glades County very well. Congratulations, to everyone! Glades County 4-H would like to say thank you to all of the parents, grandparents, brothers and sisters who came and supported the kids! Everyone is such a team player in making sure all of the kids have what the y need! Finally, the Glades County Archery Club will be holding fundraisers very soon to help Bronson travel to Nebraska. If you are interested in how you can help or become involved please call the Glades County Extension Of ce at 863-946-0244. Glades 4-H archer quali es for national competition 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 10 Caloosa Belle March 22, 2012 Another of LaBelle's young men is making a name for himself on the football eld and in the larger world. Jordan Phillips' younger years were molded in LaBelle schools Country Oaks, LaBelle Elementary, LaBelle Middle and then two years at LHS. Jordan transferred to Evangelical Christian School (ECS) in Fort Myers to nish. He advanced through Pop Warner Football for the Longhorns beginning at the age of 8, played for the LMS Broncos under Coach Gary White when they started the team and then went on to LHS Cowboys where he played for Hal Bennett. His Junior and Senior years he played for the ECS Sentinels under Coach Brian Lynch. Over the last two years Jordan has been awarded the following honors: Second Team All Area 2010; 2010 Offensive MVP; 2010 Fall Athlete of The Year; Second Team All Area 2011; John Carrigan Rotary South AllStar Game 2011; FACA First Team and District 2A Player of the Year; 2011 Florida All-State Football Team selected by the Associated Press Second Team UT. He was also ranked in the top ve in the State of Florida in stats. Jordan started the 2010 football season at ECS as a running back (RB)/wide receiver (WR). In the rst half of game three, the quarterback was injured and Jordan stepped in for the rest of the season racking up 1,527 yards rushing and 1,236 yards passing. He set the school record for most rushing yards in a season in 2010. The team had a 9-1 season that year and won District. Jordan was ranked #2 in the State of Florida for the season for total offense. Back at the RB/WR/secondary QB positions for the 2011 football season, Jordan helped lead the Sentinels to a 10-0 winning season and the District title. The son of Angie and Calvin Fillingame, he will graduate from ECS May 18. Jordan recently received a scholarship with Malone University in Canton, Ohio, home of the Football Hall of Fame to play for the Malone Pioneers as a wide receiver. The Pioneers are NCAA Division 2 GLIAC Conference. Jordan will be studying for a degree in Human Services and hopes to combine the Ministry, social work and youth sports eld in his ultimate career. Jordan Phillips earns football scholarship by Ron DunbarThe LaBelle Cowboys nished third last week winning two of three in the Lake Placid Spring Break Baseball Tournament. The Cowboys joined Avon Park, Desoto, Hardee, Lake Placid and Bozeman High from Panama City in the big three-day event in Lake Placid. On Monday, March 12, the Cowboys rode the arm of junior Austin Garcia for a 2-0 victory over Lake Placid. Garcia pitched a complete game shutout giving up only two hits and striking out ve. Garcia was also two for three at the plate with a double and junior Ronnie Burton also added two hits in three at bats. Junior Brandon Miners had a key two out RBI single in the seventh inning to help the Cowboys. On Tuesday, March 13, the Cowboys took a 4-2 lead into the seventh inning against eventual tourney champion Avon Park only to lose 5-4. Junior Tyler O'Ferrell pitched a tremendous game giving up six hits and two earned runs through six innings against a very good Red Devil squad. Ronnie Burton, Austin Garcia and senior Bo Meador all had two hits apiece while junior Alton Burton added a single and two RBI for LaBelle. On Wednesday, March 14, LaBelle received another outstanding pitching performance as senior Steven Sodrel held the Hardee Wildcats to two hits in eight innings as the Cowboys came from behind to win 2-1 in nine innings. Sodrel struck out 11 Wildcats before giving way to Austin Garcia in the ninth as he recorded his second save of the season. The Cowboys were behind 1-0 in the seventh before Ronnie Burton hit a sacri ce y to score Bo Meador and even the score. Brandon Miners then singled home the winning run in the top of the ninth to cap the gutsy comeback for the Cowboys. Garcia and Miners were both two for four at the plate on the evening. The Cowboys are now 8-4 on the season and play away at Dunbar High School on Thursday, March 22, at 6:00. Cowboys third in Spring Break tourney Jordan Phillips Player of the Week Austin Garcia 6 for 11 Hitting, 2 Hit Shutout vs. Lake Placid, 9th Inning Save vs. Hardee Submitted photos/ Tycee Prevatt The Glades and Hendry County Teams that competed at the State Match in Newberry.

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David C. Brown, M.D. is proud to announce the opening of a new of ce in LaBelle!We thank the Chamber of Commerce for holding our Of cial Ribbon Cutting. It was a pleasure to meet and welcome so many great people to our of ce 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 11 Caloosa Belle March 22, 2012 The invisible dog, Blue, was surrendered to Caloosa Humane Society in August of 2011. In the time that Blue was surrendered until the time of his adoption, there have been over 500 visitors to the shelter, with maybe a total of ve actually getting to see him. Blue was afraid of new people and would go to great lengths to avoid being seen, so inevitably was always passed up by potential adopters. Fortunately, a Texas man who saw a picture of Blue online knew immediately that he was the dog for him. After multiple phone interviews and reference checks, Blue's adoption was approved. As a favorite of both staff and volunteers, there were many happy tears with Blue's departure. Blue now resides outside of Houston, TX. "An interstate adoption was a new concept for me," said executive director Alex DeStefano, "but if it is the only means for one of the dogs in our care to nd their forever home I certainly don't have a problem with it. I was concerned at rst of how he would respond to ying, but as I put him back into his travel crate after going through security he just laid there wagging his tail.I honestly think he knew." The Caloosa Humane Society offers shelter to unwanted pets. Volunteers are always needed and welcome. You can call 675-0997 for more information. Humane society’s ‘invisible’ dog nally nds a home Dr. Salvatore Colombo, Senior Dentist for the Glades County Health Department will be the featured guest on FOX-4's Lee Pitts Live on Sunday, March 25, 2012. They will be discussing common issues with teeth and gums and the importance of taking care of your oral health. They will also discuss the dental services offered at the Glades County Health Department which include: exams, cleanings, x-rays, llings, extractions, crowns, root canals and mouth guards. Dr. Colombo sees patients of all ages (Children and adults). The show will broadcast on Fox4 Sunday, March 25, at 8:30 a.m. Dr. Colombo said "It was very exciting to have the opportunity to discuss the dental services at the Glades County Health Department. The health of your teeth and gums are a very important factor for your overall health." Lee Pitts Live is the longest running television talk show in Southwest Florida. It is a recipient of the NAACP Image Award, the Hodges University Diversity Excellence Award, and the Southwest Florida Peoples' Choice Award. Lee Pitts is host and executive producer of the awardwinning show. Dentist slated for Lee Pitts show Submitted photo/ Brenda BarnesLee Pitts, left, and Dr. Salvatore Colombo Submitted photoPictured from left: Manie Bryant, Annette Wallace, Alex DeStefano.

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12 Caloosa Belle March 22, 2012 Caloosa Belle/ Patty BrantWin a hogThe Felda Double “H” 4-H Livestock Club has a deal for you! You can buy a chance on a 304 pound show hog, professionally cut and wrapped, for a $10 donation. Proceeds will go toward purchasing a set of portable livestock scales. Don’t want quite that much pork to store? No problem! Purchase a ticket any if you win, you can donate meat back to the club, which will gladly make sure it gets to a needy family. For more information, contact Colette Willis at 863-673-0539. The drawing will be held April 1 and the winner notied by phone. Pictured front row from left: Jonathan Munson, Emma Willis and Evan Farless. Back row from left: Taylor Lynn, Baylee Seay and Carl Willis. Submitted photos/ Jerri Lynn MerrittLeft: Ciara Rutter (Best of Show), Roy Beckford (Judge), and Lane Rutter (Best Opposite). Bottom: Harley Yates (2nd place Junior Showmanship), Dustin Padgett (2nd place Junior Fitting and Grooming), Dakoda Rutter (2nd place Senior Showmanship and 1st place Senior Fitting and Grooming), Alexas Caputo (1st place Senior Showmanship and 2nd place Fitting and Grooming) and Brittney Harrell (1st place Junior Fitting and Grooming). by Sonja CrawfordThe LaBelle Youth Livestock Rabbit and Cavy Show were held on Sunday, February 12th with Mr. Roy Beckford of Ft. Myers, Florida serving as the of cial judge. The sponsor of the event was Chris-Tel Construction. Exhibitors were judged on the Danish system using blue, red and white ribbons for each rabbit and cavy entry. Many of the 4-H members exhibited more than one rabbit. Alexas Caputo 8 blue ribbons and 1 red ribbon; Brittney Harrell 8 blue ribbons, 1 red ribbon and 1 white ribbon; Haley Harrell 2 blue ribbons and 1 w hite ribbon; Savanna Green 1 red ribbon; Stormie Green 1 blue ribbon; Victoria Magana 1 blue ribbon; Justin Mickelsen 5 blue ribbons; Dustin Padgett 3 blue ribbons; V iviana Rodriquez 1 blue ribbon; Ciara Rutter 8 blue ribbons; Dakoda Rutter 6 blue ribbons, 1 red ribbon and 1 white ribbon; Lane Rutter 7 blue ribbons and 2 red ribbons; and Harley Yates 4 blue ribbons. Ciara Rutter captured the Best of Show award with her Lion Head buck. The Mini Lop doe exhibited by Lane Rutter achieved the Best Opposite award. In the Junior/Intermediate Fitting and Grooming division, rst place was awarded to Brittney Harrell with Dustin Padgett in second place. Dakoda Rutter received rst place in the Senior Fitting and Grooming division with Alexas Caputo in second place. Brittney Harrell captured rst place in the Junior/Intermediate Showmanship division with Harley Yates taking second place. Receiving rst place in the Senior Showmanship division was Alexas Caputo with Dakoda Rutter in second place. In the cavy division; Dustin Padgett, Ciara Rutter, Dakoda Rutter, and Lane Rutter received blue ribbons for their entry. Dustin Padgett was awarded Best of Show for his American boar. Best Opposite went to the American Sow exhibited by Ciara Rutter. The Rabbit and Cavy exhibitors were either members of the Pioneer Small Animal 4-H Club led by Pat Bosley or the All Kinds of Critters 4-H Club led by Cathy Mickelson. Thank you club leaders and parents; exhibitors did a great exhibiting their animals. Chris-Tel Construction's sponsorship was greatly appreciated. LaBelle Youth Livestock Rabbit and Cavy Show

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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 13 Caloosa Belle March 22, 2012 Submitted photos/ Suzy SmithFront, from left row 1--Danae Serrano, Esperanza Maciel, Victoria Trejo, Pricila Rodriguez, Ivyn Guerrero; row 2--J. P. Hernandez, Brenann White, Aydin Holt, Oswaldo Ramirez-Villagomez, Trent Handley, Landen Hilbert, Diego Velasquez; row 3-Diana Pacheco, Abel Dominguez, Jessica Dickey, Matthew Brummett, Gladys Marquez, Albert Gutierrez. Left: Safety Patrol of the Month--Nadia Chavez Submitted photos/ Suzy SmithFront, from left, row 1--Sebastian Martinez, Guillermo Escobedo, Humberto Trejo, Yaritza Herrera, Giselle Perez, Maria Morales, Mayra Gaspar-Zuniga; row 2--Roberto Hernandez, William Salas, Sebastian Diaz, Zahian Carradero, Mario Molinito, Jose Madrid. LaBelle Elementary Students of the Month for February Register for Summer V PK at COESHendry County Schools is offering a free V PK summer program again this year. If you have a child that will be entering Kindergarten in August and will be 5 years old by September 1, 2012, he/she is eligible to attend a V PK program. Children must be residents of Florida to be eligible, but they may go to any school at the completion of VPK. The program at COES is an excellent way to prepare y our child for regular school routines. The program runs from June 11 until August 2 from 7:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. each day. Breakfast and lunch are provided at no cost. Please call Richard Talada at 674-4140 for information or stop by Country Oaks on one of the following days from 5–7 p.m. to register. Open registration will begin from 5–7 p.m. at Country Oaks Elementary School on March 29, April 12, April 26, May 10 and May 17. You may also come by during regular school hours to register for the summer V PK program as well. Students will work on learning the alphabet, numbers, computer skills, gross and ne motor skills during the course of the summer. Students participate in art activities and music activities as well. We look forward to w orkin g with y our child this summer. Register for summer classes at EdisonMake the most of your summer by earning college credit. Registration for Summer 2012 classes at Edison State College began March 21. Register as soon as possible because classes ll up quickly. For more information about Summer registration visit www.edison.edu/academics/schedule. To receive additional information about programs of study, campus locations and other information visit edison.edu/requestinfo.UES advisors to meetUpthegrove Elementary School will have its school advisory meeting Thursday, March 22, at 6 p.m. in the media center. All parents and guardians are invited as well as anyone from the community. If you have any questions please call the school of ce at 6120750.Want to drive a school bus?If you are interested in driving a school bus for the Hendry County School Board please call 863-674-4115 during the hours of 7:30-4. School Briefs

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Attention 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 Moving Sale Call to see if I have anything you need. 863-675-2001 Yard Sale 3510 N. River Rd Fort Denaud Sat, March 24, 7 am til Odds and Ends Yard Sale First one in 20 years Fri 23, Sat 24, 8-3 5190 Fort Denaud Rd Yard equip, bikes, boat, water pumps, pressure tank, clothing, wall pictures, suitcases, grass trimmers, chain saws, riding mower, shing rods, smoker, and lots more stuff. WANTED Babysitter for a 1 yr old, who can work exible hours. 35-40 hr per week. My home or yours. (239)338-7481 leave messageDIESEL MECHANIC• Diagnoses and performs repairs, maintenance and inspections on heavy machinery.• Experience with trucks, farm machinery and other diesel equipment.• Perform engine, transmission, drive train, brakes, chassis, diagnosis and repairs on cane harvesting and industrial equipment. • Repair conveyors, engines, A/C systems, hydraulic systems, gear boxes, pumps, turbines, fans, valves, tracks, etc. Email your resume to: Jdooley@ussugar.com or Apply Online: www.ussugar.com We are now hiring full & part time employees at McDonald’s of Belle Glade, Clewiston & LaBelle. Apply online at www.mc orida.com CITRUS HARVESTING MANAGERPosition Responsibilities:• Responsible for all harvesting operations for Southern Gardens Citrus Groves.• Responsible for the scheduling and organization of Southern Gardens Groves harvesting process.• Creates and implements an annual harvesting budget.• Negotiates harvesting rates. • Ensures the implementation of the safety programs and compliance with MSPA in the harvesting operations. • Develops and implements a good forecasting and fruit quality testing program.• Oversees accurate record keeping of crop yield and payroll.• Creates an annual crop estimate.• Actively involved in recruiting process for both H2A and domestic workers.• Recruits in-house crewleaders and Hauling Contractors. • Maintains a good equipment maintenance program on all harvesting equipment. Position Requirements:• A Bachelor’s degree is preferred.• Three to four years of experience is preferred.• Harvesting equipment knowledge.• Familiar with remote computerized time keeping systems.• Computer skills SAP, Word, Excel• Knowledgeable of all H2A program regulations and requirements• Bilingual preferred Southern Gardens is both a citrus grower and major supplier of 100% pure Florida not-from concentrate orange juice to the private label industry and major brands. Position provides an excellent bene ts package that includes health, dental, vision, life insurance, 401-K, and potential annual bonus. Quali ed local candidates send resumes to: Fax 863-902-4315, E-mail to: dmelton@southerngardens.com EOE MACHINIST~ Full Time Perm ~JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:Sets up, calibrates and operates machining equipment including manual engine lathes, shapers, jig boxes, brakes, grinders, drill presses, milling machines, and heavy duty presses to assemble and or fabricate parts and complex assemblies.JOB REQUIREMENTS:• 3 + years conventional machining experience.• Ability to read and interpret speci cation manuals, blueprints, templates and layouts.• Ability to read caliper’s, micrometers and gauges.• Ability to grind tool bits.• Ability to work shifts and overtime as necessary. Email: Jdooley@ussugar.com Apply online at: www.ussugar.com TEMP MECHANIC WELDERSafely fabricate, install, inspect, maintain, troubleshoot and repair conveyors, hydraulic systems, gear boxes, pumps, turbines, steel structures, chutes, pipelines, valves, vessels, pressure vessels. Utilize miscellaneous metal working equipment and processes such as arc welding, oxygen/acetylene, MIG, TIG and plasma methods to perform welding functions. Pass 6G Welding Test. Jdooley@ ussugar.com OR apply online at www.ussugar.com Environmental Services / Maintenance full time. Responsible for housekeeping duties. Experience with oor care (strip & wax), minor repairs and handyman skills helpful. Fax resume to (863) 983-9604 or apply at FL Community Health Center, 315 South W. C. Owen Ave. Clewiston, FL. e-mail hr@fchcinc.org EOE/DFWP. For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Important Information: Please read your ad carefully the first day it appears. In case of an inadvertent error, please notify us prior to the deadline listed. We will not be responsible for more than 1 incorrect insertion, or for more than the extent of the ad rendered valueless by such errors. Advertiser assumes responsibility for all statements, names and content of an ad, and assumes responsibility for any claims against Independent Newsmedia Inc. USA. All advertising is subject to publisher’s approval. The publisher reserves the right to accept or reject any or all copy, and to insert above the copy the word “advertisement”. All ads accepted are subject to credit approval. All ads must conform to Independent Newsmedia Inc. USA style and are restricted to their proper classifications. Some classified categories require advance payment. These classifications are denoted with an asterisk *. Garage/ Yard Sales Garage/ Yard Sales For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Caregivers Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Employment Medical Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze! One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds. Your next job could be in todays classifieds. Did you look for it? Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž Shop here first! The classified ads 14 Caloosa Belle March 22, 2012

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PUBLIC NOTICE AIRGLADES AIRPORT ADVISORY BOARD MEETING There will be an Airglades Airport Advisory Board Meeting held on Wednesday, April 11, 2012 at 3 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Airglades Airport, in the Conference Room, located at 3200 Airglades Blvd., Clewiston, FL 33440. All interested parties are encouraged to attend. For Further information, please contact the Hendry County Engineer’s Of ce at (863) 675-5222 or (863) 983-1588. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Hendry County Commission with respect to any matter considered at this meeting, he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Tristan Chapman, Chair Board of County Commissioners, Hendry County 412904 CN 3/22/2012 **OFFICIAL** N O T I C E O F G E N E R A L E L E C T I O N I, Ken Detzner, Secretary of State of the State of Florida, do hereby give notice that a GENERAL ELECTION will be held in GLADES County, State of Florida, on the SIXTH day of NOVEMBER, 2012, A.D., to ll or retain the following of ces: President and Vice-President United States Senator Representative in Congress State Senator State Representative Supreme Court: Retention of Three Justices Second District Court of Appeal: Retention of Four Judges Circuit Judge, Twentieth Judicial Circuit: Groups 1, 2, 5, 8, 9, 14, 17, 18, 23, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30 and 31 Port LaBelle Community Development District: Seats 2 and 4 Clerk of the Circuit Court Sheriff Property Appraiser Tax Collector Superintendent of Schools Supervisor of Elections County Court Judge: Group 1 School Board: Districts 2 and 3 County Commissioner: Districts 1, 3 and 5 Buckhead Ridge Mosquito Control District: 3 Members Glades Soil and Water Conservation District: Groups 1, 2, 3 and 4 Moore Haven Mosquito Control District: Seats 1 and 3 412425 CN 3/22;4/5/2012 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 1816 2008 1224432-01000780020 Orlando & Betty F. Ramos Lot 2, Block 78, Montura Ranch Estates, First Subdivision, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Pages 37 thru 39, inclusive, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fourth Thursday in the month of April, 2012 which is the 26th day of April, 2012 Dated this 14th day of March 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court 412552 CN 3/22,29 & 4/5,12/2012 LEGAL NOTICE The following vehicles will be sold at public auction at Clewiston Towing 600 E Sugarland Hwy Clewiston Fl 33440 on April 2, 2012 at 10:00a.m.: 2001 Ford, VIN: 1FMYU021X1KA52296 1996 Buick, VIN: 1G4NJ12M7TC429319 ***We have the right to refuse any and all bids**** 412549 CN 3/22/2012Front Desk Healthcare and Computer exp. needed. Bilingual Spanish/Eng. Pref’d. Competitive salary & excl bene ts. Fax resume to (561) 924-3405 or apply at FL Community Health Centers, 170 S. Bar eld Hwy, Ste 103, Pahokee, FL. hr@fchcinc.org EOE/DFWP. EXP. PLUMBERS HELPER WANTED Call 863-675-1155 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. Summer Camp Program Do you need summer care for younger elementary age students. We can help!!! Now accepting enrollment for students entering K-3rd grade Spaces are limited, so call today 675-3421License #:C20HE0011 Living Room set, sectional sofa w/queen size bed, corner table, coffee table, 2 end tables, 3 ottomans. All upholstered, gray tones $600. 863-675-2395 We remove feral hogs from your property at no charge. For more info please call Tim at Hog Wranglers (863)234-3474 Apt Sale Furniture, antiques, Loads of paintings, what nots, dishes, clothes (16P), shoes and purses. 863-234-7232 LABELLE LARGE 1BR + extra sleeping area, 1BA apt. Huge kitchen with connecting dining area. Fully furnished. Newly refurbished, painted, hardwd rs, etc. Cold C/Air. All utils. included. High spd. internet avail. W/D. $750/mo. Call 239-370-8532 Greentree South Apartments Available for Immediate Occupancy 2 & 3 Bedroom Apartments • Ask about our move-in specials •Spacious Apartment in quiet, country setting • Full time bilingual Site Manager • Community Room, Tot lot, Playground, Activities •Sewer and trash included in rent no additional charge to resident •Handicap units available • Rental rates starting at $602 Call 675-0313 TDD #1-800-955-8771 40 Greentree Drive, #101, LaBelle 9:00 AM -5:00 PM, Mon-Fri Equal Housing Opportunity NOW RENTING COLLINGSWOOD Apartments4001 Collingswood Pkwy. Labelle, Florida. 863-675-7650Of ce Hours: Monday & Thursday 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Rental assistance available, foreclosures welcomed.This Institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer. LUXURY CONDO For rent, 1 br./1 ba. + family room, fully furnished. $750 mo. Annual lease + utilities. Refs. No pets. Non Smoking Unit. Willard Realty 863-675-0779. River front 4BR 2BA, of ce, 2 car garage, on 3 acres, eat in kitchen, great room, screened porch, large covered boat dock. $1200/mo. First/sec. dep. (801)664-9530. RIVER HOMENear Clewiston, Hwy 80. Boatyard, golf course, 2 BR, 2 BA, Large private yard. Ref’s req. $850 mo. (970)708-9993. WATERFRONT 3BR, 2BA, Boathouse, dock, ramp. Large private yard. $850 mo. + references & security. (970)708-9993.A Load & Lock Storage5775 SR 80 • LaBelle, FL863-674-1876Alarmed Units • Security Cameras • Outside Storage Mobile Storage • 5x5 up to 10x30 Units • A/C Units Penske Truck RentalsBring this ad and receive $50 off rst months rent LABELLE RENT-A-SPACE Cowboy Way & Kennedy Blvd. Monthly includes tax: 5’x10’ $42.80; 8’x10’ $53.50;10’x10’ $58.85; 8’x25’ $96.30; 24 hr access $25 returnable key deposit. 863-675-2392 LUXURY CONDO FOR SALE. One Two Three Bedroom Units avail. Willard Realty 863-675-0779. ~ 20 ACRE ~Wooded Estate 4BR/4BA 2800 sq.ft. Home.(6 miles from downtown LaBelle).Built in 2004. Paved road. Large porch. 2 Ponds. Must see!IDEAL FOR...Homestead. Corporate retreat. Family/Extended Family 2nd home. Shared partnership w/friends, neighbors, business associates. Short sale approved for $295,000. Owner nancing possible.Phone owner 863-673-5071 Ask for Tom COUNTRY HOME with acreage + pool. Out buildings. Lovely setting off Case Road. $149,900. Willard Realty 863-675-0779. 3BR 2 BA. Central air, on 1/2 acre 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 MUSE 3 br./2 ba. Doublewide on 1 acre. Partially furnished. Fenced with lrg. metal shed. Call: 239-465-1580 or 239-289-3368. LaBelle Woods RV Resort, LaBelle, FL 1997 Coachman Catalina 36 ft – 5th wheel. 2 slice outs, 10X20 lanai, car port, aluminum roof, ready to move in. In a nice RV Park with pool, hot tub and activities. Great year round home or winter home. Asking $16,000 or make an offer, must sell! By owner 610-393-4478 or e-mail char.atthelake @yahoo.com. 23’ Jayco Travel Trailor, with 30’ addition. LR/DR, BR, full size appliances, 2 out sheds. Fully furnished $6,000, unfurnished $3,500. Call (863) 843-0310 93 Miata Black Convert. 130,000 miles, Looks good, Runs good, 5 sp, A/C, speed control, $4,000. 863-675-2392. 2000 FORD EXPLORER XLS-4WD Dark blue, 6cyl, 2.0L, auto, 170K miles, after 4PM, Labelle, Will consider swap for Toyota or Honda $3,500 /neg (863)675-8999 Employment Medical Employment Part Time For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Business Opportunities For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Child Care Furniture Hunting & Fishing For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Miscellaneous For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Apartments Apartments Condos/Townhouses Rent Houses Rent Houses Rent Storage Space Rent For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Condos/Townhouses Sale Houses Sale For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Mobile HomeSale For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Campers/RVs Travel Trailers For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Automobiles Sport Utility For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. Your new home could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds 15 Caloosa Belle March 22, 2012 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. Your new home could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? ADVERTISEand Get Results www.newszap.com click on classifieds READING A NEWSPAPER MAKES YOU A MORE INFORMED AND INTERESTING PERSON. No wonder newspaper readers are more popular!

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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT 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 1629 2008 1224432-01000020020 Montura Trading Post Inc. Lot 2, Block 2, Montura Ranch Estates, First Subdivision, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Pages 37 thru 39, inclusive, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fourth Thursday in the month of April, 2012 which is the 26th day of April, 2012 Dated this 14th day of March 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 412541 CN 3/22,29 & 4/5,12/2012 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 **OFFICIAL** N O T I C E O F G E N E R A L E L E C T I O N I, Ken Detzner, Secretary of State of the State of Florida, do hereby give notice that a GENERAL ELECTION will be held in HENDRY County, State of Florida, on the SIXTH day of NOVEMBER, 2012, A.D., to ll or retain the following of ces: President and Vice-President United States Senator Representative in Congress State Senator State Representative Supreme Court: Retention of Three Justices Second District Court of Appeal: Retention of Four Judges Circuit Judge, Twentieth Judicial Circuit: Groups 1, 2, 5, 8, 9, 14, 17, 18, 23, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30 and 31 East County Water Control District: Seats 1, 3 and 5 Port LaBelle Community Development District: Seats 2 and 4 Clerk of the Circuit Court Sheriff Property Appraiser Tax Collector Superintendent of Schools Supervisor of Elections County Court Judge: Group 1 School Board: Districts 2 and 4 County Commissioner: Districts 1, 3 and 5 Central County Water Control District: Seats 2 and 4 Hendry County Hospital Authority: Districts 1, 3 and 5 Hendry Soil and Water Conservation District: Groups 2 and 4 412426 CN 3/22;4/5/2012 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 2245 2008 1354432-A0001520000 Marcia Perez & Marisol The North one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 35, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 3747, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fourth Thursday in the month of April, 2012 which is the 26th day of April, 2012 Dated this 14th day of March 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court 412547 CN 3/22,29 & 4/5,12/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 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 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 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 2074 2008 1264432-A0002480100 Carol Mola The North one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 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 415, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fourth Thursday in the month of April, 2012 which is the 26th day of April, 2012 Dated this 14th day of March 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court 412548 CN 3/22,29 & 4/5,12/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 2223 2008 1354432-A0000580000 Antonio Reyes Valdovinos The North one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 35, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the West 30 feet thereof. Also known at Lot 4605 in Montura Ranch Estates. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fourth Thursday in the month of April, 2012 which is the 26th day of April, 2012 Dated this 14th day of March 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court 412554 CN 3/22,29 & 4/5,12/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 2076 2008 1264432-A0002490100 Carol Mola The North one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast 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 434, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fourth Thursday in the month of April, 2012 which is the 26th day of April, 2012 Dated this 14th day of March 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court 412557 CN 3/22,29 & 4/5,12/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 2075 2008 1264432-A0002490000 Carol Mola The South one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast 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 433, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fourth Thursday in the month of April, 2012 which is the 26th day of April, 2012 Dated this 14th day of March 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court 412553 CN 3/22,29 & 4/5,12/2012 REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS LEASE OF HENDRY COUNTY PROPERTY FOR AGRICULTURAL PURPOSES RFP No. 2012-17 Opening Date and Time: May 3, 2012 @ 2:00 p.m. The Hendry County Board of County Commissioners is seeking proposals for the lease of Hendry County owned property for agricultural purposes. Parcel I.D.numbers are 1-31-43-28-A00-0001.0100 and 1-31-43-21-A00-0002.0000, 363 +/acres in Pioneer Plantation, Clewiston. In order to be considered, proposals must received by the Board of County Commissioners at the C.E. Hall Building (Clerk’s Of ce) in the Hendry County Courthouse Complex, 25 E. Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida by May 3, 2012, at 2:00 p.m., at which time all responses to this request wi ll be recorded in the presence of one or more witnesses. Any proposals received after the above noted time and date will not be opened or considered. A copy of the Instructions and Bid Documents can be obtained from the Hendry County Purchasing Department, located at 640 South Main Street, LaBelle, Florida 33935 (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 award any leases, 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. Tristan Chapman, Chairman Board of County Commissioners 412614 CB/CN 3/22/2012 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 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 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 2088 2008 1264432-A0002820000 Ivan Mestres The West one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 26, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for ingress, egress and utilities over and across the South 40 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 489, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fourth Thursday in the month of April, 2012 which is the 26th day of April, 2012 Dated this 14th day of March 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 412540 CN 3/22,29 & 4/5,12/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 2043 2008 1264432-A0001510100 Osmar & Blanca Carmona The North one-half of the West one-half of the North one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 26, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for ingress, egress and utilities over and across the West 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 317, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fourth Thursday in the month of April, 2012 which is the 26th day of April, 2012 Dated this 14th day of March 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 412542 CN 3/22,29 & 4/5,12/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 2138 2008 1274432-A0001890000 Luis R. Llorente The West one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southwest onw-quarter of Section 27, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for ingress, egress and utilities over and across the South 40 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 41, Montura Ranch Estates,an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fourth Thursday in the month of April, 2012 which is the 26th day of April, 2012 Dated this 14th day of March 2012. Barbara S. 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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 2073 2008 1264432-A0002480000 Carol Mola The South one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast 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 416, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fourth Thursday in the month of April, 2012 which is the 26th day of April, 2012 Dated this 14th day of March 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 412545 CN 3/22,29 & 4/5,12/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 2134 2008 1274432-A0001770000 Walter J. Wood and Mercedes Tous The North one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 27, 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 46, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fourth Thursday in the month of April, 2012 which is the 26th day of April, 2012 Dated this 14th day of March 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court 412555 CN 3/22,29 & 4/5,12/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 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 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 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 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 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 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 1854 2008 1244432-A0000370100 International Monetary Mortgage Fund The South one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 24, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 5341, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fourth Thursday in the month of April, 2012 which is the 26th day of April, 2012 Dated this 14th day of March 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court 412550 CN 3/22,29 & 4/5,12/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NUMBER: 2011-CA-963 SEACOAST NATIONAL BANK, SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BIG LAKE NATIONAL BANK, Plaintiff, VS. YUSIMI LAU, UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF YUSIMI LAU, Any and All Unknown parties claiming by, through, under or against the herein named individual Defendants, and UNKNOWN TENANT #1 n/k/a RIGOBERTO CASO, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated March 5, 2012, and entered in Case No. 2011-CA-963, of the Circuit Court of the 20th Judicial Circuit in and for Hendry County, Florida, wherein SEACOAST NATIONAL BANK, SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BIG LAKE NATIONAL BANK, is the Plaintiff and YUSIMI LAU, UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF YUSIMI LAU and UNKNOWN TENANT #1 n/k/a RIGOBERTO CASO, I will sell, to the highest and best bidder for cash at the HENDRY COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 25 E Hickpochee, Labelle, Florida 33935, SECOND FLOOR, at 11:00 AM on the 4th day of April, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: Lot 4, Block 88, Montura Ranch Estates, according to the plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 3, Pages 37-39, inclusive, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Also including (1) 1989 Royal Mobile Home ID# 136111174. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAT THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE US PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. Dated the 8th day of March, 2012. Clerk of Circuit Court By: /S/ J. Bevis Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Sheila Mann, Court Operations Manager, whose of ce is located at the Lee County Justice Center, 1700 Monroe Street, Fort Myers, Florida 33901, and whose telephone number is (239) 533-1700, within two working days of your receipt of this [describe notice]; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 412164 CN 3/15,22/2012 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 1936 2008 1254432-A0000990000 Argelia M. Martinez The South one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 25, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an access road of the West 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 1162, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fourth Thursday in the month of April, 2012 which is the 26th day of April, 2012 Dated this 14th day of March 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 412539 CN 3/22,29 & 4/5,12/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1906 2008 1254432-A0000360000 Victor Villalba The South one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 25, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 5086, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fourth Thursday in the month of April, 2012 which is the 26th day of April, 2012 Dated this 14th day of March 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 412544 CN 3/22,29 & 4/5,12/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 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 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 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 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice 17 Caloosa Belle March 22, 2012 Reading a newspaper helps you get more out of life.No wonder newspaper readers have more fun! 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 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 2089 2008 1264432-A0002820100 Ivan Mestres The East one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 26, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for ingress, egress and utilities over and across the East 30 feet thereof and the South 40 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 490, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fourth Thursday in the month of April, 2012 which is the 26th day of April, 2012 Dated this 14th day of March 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 412543 CN 3/22,29 & 4/5,12/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1439 2008 1144432-A0000290000 Alfredo Morales The South one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 14, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. Subject to an easement for a drainage canal of the South 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 3501, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fourth Thursday in the month of April, 2012 which is the 26th day of April, 2012 Dated this 14th day of March 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 412538 CN 3/22,29 & 4/5,12/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 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 REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS FOR DESIGN SERVICES, DRAINAGE IMPROVEMENTS TO THE FOUR CORNERS MSBU RFQ No. 2012-16 Opening Date and Time: April 18, 2012 @ 2:00 p.m. Hendry County is seeking engineering rms interested in providing professional services in connection with drainage improvements to the Four Corners MSBU in Hendry County, Florida. Firms submitting must have expertise in drainage design, permitting, and possibly construction inspection services. Proposers shall have all services available in-house or may propose multiple rms, which have joined together to provide the various required disciplinary services in order to offer a complete submission. Individuals and rms properly registered in the State of Florida are encouraged to submit their quali cations for consideration. All submittals (see Part IV, Submissions 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., April 18, 2012, at which time all responses to this request will be recorded in the presence of one or more witnesses. A copy of the Instructions and RFQ Documents can be obtained from the Hendry County Purchasing Of ce, located at 640 S. Main St., LaBelle, FL (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 412879 CN/CB 3/22,29;4/5,12/2012 APPLIANCES & REPAIRS CAR RENTAL CHIROPRACTIC CRAFTINGRubber Stamp and Scrapbooking Supplies Craft and Hobby Classes Handcrafted Gallery and Consignments Open Monday Through Friday 10am to 6pm Saturday 9am to 4pm Classes and Workshops as scheduled Lehigh Town Centre 25 Homestead Rd. N. Unit 25 • Lehigh Acres, FL (239) 303-7003 www.caseyscraftemporium.com EDUCATION ROOFING SOCIAL ORGANIZATION A A m e r i c a n L e g i o n P o s t 1 3 0Fi s h F r y Every Friday from 5pm-7pm $7.00 B 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 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 InsuredPeop l e are searc h ing f or your services! Let them know where to find you with an ad in our Business & Service DiretoryAd prices can go as low as $13.52 per week with a 52-week contract Call us at 863-675-2541 For more information LABELLE AREA BUSINESS & SERVICEDIRECTORY Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice 18 Caloosa Belle March 22, 2012 Place Your Ad Online, From the Comfort of Your HomeWHEN Y OU W ANT TO www.newszap.com& click on classifieds The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds.

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PAUL ROSER REALTORS239-564-2005PERSONAL ATTENTION WORLDWIDE INTERNET MARKETING AT WWW.PAULROSER.COM NIKKI YEAGER, Broker Assoc. Nikki@NikkiYeagerRoser.com 239/564-2005 PAUL ROSER, Broke r Paul@PaulRoser.co m 239/564-200 2$ 2 9 9 0 0 0 R E D U C E D 3/2 Riverfront pool home near park, boat ramp & town. All appliances included $ 1 4 9 0 0 0 2/2 on 1 acre/ lots of fruit trees +3 car detached garage. Great neighborhood $ 7 9 5 0 0 0 R E D U C E D Beautiful, rare wat erfront propert y zoned Commercia l w/2 homes REDUCED REDUCED REDUCE D Cell/Text LaBelle Area Real Estate www.labelleriverside.com Riverside Real Estate45 South Riverview Street LaBelle, FL 33935863-675-2718SE HABLA ESPAOL € Marilyn Sears … Lic. Real Estate Broker INDUSTRIAL PROPERTY 1.59 Acres w/ 277 frontage on Hwy 29 and 3 Steel Buildings w/overhead doors facing Hwy 29 and Industrial Loop. $388,000 3BR/2BA CBS home on .84 acre corner lot with beautiful scattered oaks. Large family room with beautiful wood detail walls, spacious living room. $44,900 MOVE IN READYƒ 3Br/2Ba home, with a split ” oor plan and vaulted ceilings. $69,900 863-517-1153Linda Dekle Davis • Lic. Real Estate Broker BEAUTIFUL PRIVATE 40 ACRES with large custom home & doublewide mobile Lots of extras in house! 4/3 & game room. MUSE. $505,000. Will sell 20 acres separately for $79,000 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 Will divide! 20 AC, D/W, “ replace, front porch, barn, pasture & woods. peaceful and secluded in Muse. $180,000 CHARMING TREEŽ HOME in Double J Acres on 1 ac. $85,000. LARGE CUSTOM HOME Commercial Zoning in LaBelle. $365,000. 300+/ACRE ORANGE GROVE Hamlins & Valencias, good production. Scenic property. LaBelle/Alva with County Road frontage. 200+/ACRES Old grove property south of LaBelle. Can divide! WWW.BELLEREALTY.COM B B e l l e R e a l t y C o B e l l e R e a l t y C o .8 8 6 6 3 3 6 6 7 7 5 5 7 7 5 5 2 2 2 2w w w w w w . B B e e l l l l e e R R e e a a l l t t y y . c c o o m m Terri Banky Lic. Real Estate Broker Associates:Shary Weckwerth, Stephanie Weatherford, Sandra Alexander and Lisa Andrews C H E C K O U T A L L O U R L I S T I N G S O N L I N E MANUFACTURED HOMES $33,000 3/2 Mobile home located in Ortona. $40,000 Single wide on 5 acres horse stalls/barn. Completely fenced and two round pens. $41,900 3/2 sits on almost .5 ac. Located in Moore Haven. $69,900 3/2 in Moore Haven Yacht Club 1200 Sq Ft. $80,000 4/2 mobile on 2.29 ac. Home features “ replace and 26X40 barn. $85,000 3/2 MH on 5 ac. in Muse w/deck & detached garage. $184,900 Spectacular custom manufactured home on the water with river/lake access in Moore Haven. HOMES $44,000 Old Florida style home in town. Remodeled with upgrades. Located on .5ac. $68,900 Adorable furnished unit in the Villas @ Port LaBelle. $79,900 Bank owned 3/2, huge oak “ lled lot with motherin-law apartment. $80,000 Country home on acreage. Fenced property with “ ve stall barn. Located in Glades County. $132,500 Clewiston home, 4/2 w/new in-ground pool, wood ” ooring & more. EXECUTIVE HOMES $159,000 Beautiful 2 story home on 1 acre. 4/3 with additional bonus room. Property has irrigation and many more features. $165,000 2/2 pool home w/ fantastic riverviews. Attached workshop. $225,000 Superior two story, recently remodeled, wood ” oors, kitchen & baths redone in 2010 on 2.5 acs. Boat docks permitted. Ranchettes S/D. $242,500 5/4 custom home. Completely fenced with lots of privacy. 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 863-675-4500or visit our website atwww.soland.com180 N. Bridge St.  LaBelle, FL 33935Sherri 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 THIS WELL-MAINTAINED CBS HOME features a spacious 4BR/2BA ” oor plan with room for the family to enjoy. There is plenty of room to roam on the 1.85 acres. Home also features a den, exercise room, screened porch, courtyard area with a fence for privacy & a detached pole barn. $130,000 580 S. Main St. • LaBelle, FL• 863 675-1973To view all our listings please visit our websitewww .newhorizons-re.com e-mail: greg@newhorizons-re.com Greg Miners Lic R.E.Broker Associates Delia Miners,Gladys Dieguez, Neal Livingston, Tim Gonazlez, & Hugo Vargas € Se Habla EspanolIn loving memory of Leroy Miners, Jr € 1927-2010 HOMES € Immacualte 3/2.5 two story home in desireable Caloosa Harbor Subdivision. Spacious master suite, seperate family room, living room, upgraded kitchen cabinets and granite countertops. $210,000. € Truly a gem! 1997 3/2 CBS home located in one of LaBelles most desirable neighborhoods. Open ” oor plan, vaulted ceilings, in ground pool w/screen. $159,200. € Corporate owned 5 BD/3.5Ba located in the City of LaBelle. Close to schools and shopping. $119,900. € Centrally located in LaBelle, close to everything. Zoned B-1 $115,000. € Country getaway! Well maintained 2.5 acres with 3/2 home with tile ” oor, new kitchen cabinets and countertops and much more. $110,000. € Beat the heat in this 3/2 pool home in Clewiston! Features custom wood cabinets, tile throughout, metal roof, completely fenced yard and ... oh did we mention the pool! $95,000. € 3/2 on 2.36+/acres outside of LaBelle. A little TLC will bring it a long way. $80,000. € Bank owned! 3/2.5 2 story home located in LaBelle. Close to schools & shopping. Oversized lot, 24x48 pole barn, and much more. $70,000. € Investors! two rentals on .76+/of an acre. Located in LaBelle. Property includes 1 manufactured home and 1 small frame home. $60,000. € Nice 4/2 CBS home on .23+/acres in Lehigh Acres. Spacy kitchen and bedrooms. Located near SR 82. $58,900. € Coporate owned! 2/2 CBS home located in the city of LaBelle. Features a 2 car garage, screen porch and fenced back yard. Situated on corner lot. $52,900. € In LaBelle 3/2 located near schools and shopping. $52,000. € 3/2 on 2.87+/acres. Partially fenced, detached garage/workshop, spacious laundry room and living area. Stones throw away from boat ramps to Lake Okeechobee. $49,900. € 3/2 in Immokalee. Needs a little TLC. $40,000.SOLDUNDER CONTRACT UNDER CONTRACT UNDER CONTRACTSOLD 19 Caloosa Belle March 22, 2012 by Sonja CrawfordThe LaBelle Youth Livestock Poultry Show was held Feb. 13, with Ms. Valeria Hirvela of Seffner, Florida serving as the of cial judge. Chris-Tel Construction sponsored the event. Exhibitors were judged on the Danish system using blue, red and white ribbons. Many of the 4-H members exhibited more than one chicken. Jason Harrell2 blue ribbons; Dakota Prisk1 blue ribbon; Alexas Caputo9 blue ribbons; Maggie Gacula3 blue ribbons and 2 red ribbons; Haley Harrell5 blue ribbons and 1 red ribbon; Justin Mickelsen3 blue ribbons and 1 red ribbon; Dustin Padgett4 blue ribbons and 1 red ribbon; Joseph Rourks1 blue ribbon and 1 red ribbon; Ciara Rutter1 blue ribbon and 1 red ribbon; and Harley Yates2 blue ribbons. Justin Mickelsen captured the Best of Show award in the Bantam Breed with his Dutch rooster with Harley Yates exhibiting the Best Opposite with her Silkie hen. In the Standard Breed, the Best of Show award was captured by Dustin Padgett with his Blue Cochin hen with Justin Mickelsen receiving the Best Opposite award with his Rhode Island Red rooster. Waterfowl division; Alexas Caputo1 blue ribbon; Justin Mickelsen2 blue ribbons and 1 red ribbon; Dustin Padgett3 blue ribbons; Ciara Rutter blue ribbon; Dakoda Rutte 1 blue ribbons and 2 red ribbons; and Lane Rutter2 blue ribbons. Justin Mickelsen exhibited the Best of Show Waterfowl with his goose. Best Opposite award winner: Alexis Caputo with her Peking. First place was awarded to Maggie Gacula with Dustin Padgett in second place in the Junior/Intermediate Showmanship division. In the Senior Showmanship division, Alexas Caputo captured rst place with second place going to Dakota Rutter. The Poultry exhibitors were members of the Pioneer Small Animal 4-H Club led by Pat Bosley or the All Kinds of Critters 4-H Club led by Cathy Mickelson. Thank you leaders and parents; exhibitors did a great job. Chris-Tel Construction's sponsorship was g reatl y a pp reciated. Plucky poultry exhibitors Submitted photos/ Jerri Lynn MerrittFrom left: Justin Mickelsen, Bantam Breed Best of Show; Harley Yates, Bantam Breed Best Opposite. Submitted photos/ Jerri Lynn MerrittFrom left: Dakoda Rutter (2nd place Senior Showmanship), Alexas Caputo (1st place Senior Showmanship), Dustin Padgett (2nd place junior Showmanship), and Maggie Gacula (1st place Junior Showmanship). Submitted photos/ Jerri Lynn MerrittFrom left: Justin Mickelsen, Standard Breed Best Opposite; Dustin Padgett, Standard Breed Best of Show.

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Used w ith permission, Ford Media Archives.CenterStateBank.com We Believe In You .Breeze on over to WIN a Mustang!Breeze on over for better banking.Drop by your local CenterState Bank of“ce and enter our Lifes A Breeze Sweepstakes.You could win a 2012 Mustang Convertible!Enter our Lifes A Contest Equal Housing Lender THE Get a free gift, free checking, free debit card and more. Call, click or visit and learn more about our Three FreeŽ Make The Switch offer!Get Three FREE „ 20 Caloosa Belle March 22, 2012 Eye Centers of Florida has opened an of ce in LaBelle, its twelfth in the Lee-CollierCharlotte-Hendry area. There has been an Eye Centers of Florida of ce in Clewiston for y ears, but as Founder, David C. Brown, M.D. stated, "I felt there was a need in LaBelle, to provide patients better access to skilled surgeons and a higher level of care for more serious eye disease." Four board certi ed optometrists will be working out of this new of ce: Dr. Dav id Silver, Dr. Frederick T. Brown, Dr. Thy A. Nguyen and Dr. Tan-Long Pham. Dr. Silver received his Doctor of Optometry from Nova Southeastern College of Optometry in Fort Lauderdale and Bachelor of Science from the University of Michigan, Ann A rbor. Dr. Fred Brown earned his Doctor of Optometry from Illinois College of Optometry, Bachelor of Science in Visual Science from Tulane University in New Orleans and Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Alabama, Birmingham. Dr. Nguyen earned her Bachelor of Science: Physiology and Neurophysiology from the University of Maryland and Doctor of Optometry from Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry. Dr. Pham earned both his Doctor of Optometry and his Master of Science from the University of MissouriSaint Louis. Optician Heather Johnson, Optometric Assistant Bertha Contreras and Customer Service Representative, Zenaida Garcia round out the LaBelle of ce staff. This of ce will offer complete eye exams, services for contact lens wearers and a complete optical shop including the ordering and tting of eyeglasses, frame repair and adjustments. In addition, the doctors will perform some medical eye exams and treat many eye complaints. Referrals for more serious issues may be made to the Eye Centers of Florida, Fort Myers of ce. Surgical procedures including Cataract surgery, LASIK laser treatments for glaucoma, Diabetic eye disease and Macular Degeneration are performed at the Fort Myers of ce by surgeons David C. Brown, M.D., Barrett Ross Ginsberg, M.D. and Claudio A. Ferreira, M.D. Eye Centers of Florida is located at 870 W. Hickpochee Ave. Units 1300 and 1400 (Grandeur Oaks Plaza). Of ce hours are Monday through Friday 8-5. Eye Centers of Florida open Caloosa Belle/ Patty BrantThe LaBelle Chamber of Commerce helped make Eye Centers of Florida feel welcome as the of ce put on a social and cut the ribbon on its new of ce in LaBelle March 8. Pictured from left: Chamber President Maureen Jordan, Chamber Director Randy Daniels, Dr. Robert Underberg (in the East Fort Myers of ce), Jeannie Smith RN, Dr. David Silver, Optical Manager in Fort Myers David Jones LDO, Dr. David Brown and Cynthia Reyes RN. Beginning at 12:01 a.m. Friday, March 23, the Zone 4 airboat access within Big Cypress National Preserve will be closed due to low w ater conditions. This will begin the 60 day recreational off-road vehicle (ORV) closure for this management unit within the Preserve. Pending w ater levels, this unit will re-open to access by airboats on Tuesday, May 22. All other management units within the Preserve that allow for wheeled ORV access remain open through Sunday, June 3. On Monday, June 4, the regularly scheduled 60 day ORV closure for these units will begin w ith ORV access being re-opened on Friday, A ugust 3. The Recreational Off-Road Vehicle Management Plan calls for a 60 seasonal closure to allow a period free from resource pressures related to ORV use. The ORV closure within Big Cypress National Preserve was rst instituted in 2002. Landowners, and their guests, that hold special use permits to access private properties within the Preserve will retain continued access to property along approved routes. Zone 4 of the Stairsteps Unit of the Preserve allows for access via airboats only. The Bear Island, Turner River and Corn Dance Units, and Zones 2 and 3 of the Stairsteps Unit provide for access by speci ed, wheeled ORVs. Zone 4 Closure on Big Cypress