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Title: The Caloosa belle
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Publisher: S.H. Stalls
Place of Publication: LaBelle Fla
Publication Date: 07-19-2012
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Twenty- ve new memorial bricks will be installed at the LaBelle Veterans Park Saturday, July 21. The families of the honorees are encouraged to attend and install their loved one's brick personally. Anyone who ordered memorial bricks between January and J uly 11 of this year will be included. The bricks will be laid with the assistance of the Boy Scouts and local veterans. The Fallen Heroes Bene t is a joint community project cosponsored by the members of the A merican Legion Post 130, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10100, Disabled American Veterans Chapter 144 and the Fraternal Order of the Moose Lodge 2398. The event begins with a remembrance ceremony at 9:30 a.m. at the LaBelle Veteran's Memorial Park, located at the intersection of Hwy. 80 and SR 29 in the heart of LaBelle and continue at the American Legion Post 130, Hwy 80, across from Thursday, July 19, 2012 50¢ Plus tax V ol. 89 No. 29 by Patty BrantCaloosa Belle With election day just a few short weeks away, there are some changes Hendry County voters should be aware of. The Supervisor of Elections has condensed the number of voting precincts from 23 down to ten at this time. Because so many residents are voting by absentee ballot, some precincts had very little voting activity during recent elections. This will cut election costs, but voters should be prepared for possible long waits a the polls. In particular, Precincts 1, 2 and 3 could be affected. Note: All registered voters should have received a new voter registration card with their new precinct number. It is important to know your new precinct number so you show up at the correct polling place. For many voters, that will not be the same place they are used to going. Precinct polling places are: Precinct 1: Janet B. Taylor Auditorium, 100 S. Olympia St. Clewiston Precinct 2: Carlson Memorial Unted Methodist Church, 310 Campbell St., LaBelle Precinct 3: LaBelle Civic Center, 481 W. Hickpochee Ave., LaBelle Precinct 4: Big Cypress Senior Center, 31000 Josie Billie Hwy., Clewiston Precinct 5: Felda Community Center, 1100 CR 830, Felda Precinct 6: John Boy Auditorium, 1200 WC Owens Ave., Clewiston Precinct 7 Clewiston Youth Center 106 W. Osceola Ave., Clewiston Precinct 8: Pioneer Plantation Fire Station, 2499 Hendry Isles Bld., Clewiston Precinct 9: Grace Baptist Church, 4200 NE Eucaluptus Blvd, LaBelle Precinct 10: Montura Clubhouse, 225 N. Hacienda St., Clewiston Please note that you must have a photo ID with you in order to vote. Acceptable identi cation include: Drivers License, passport, military ID, debit or credit card with photo, student ID, retirement center ID, neighborhood association ID and public assistance ID. When voters come to the polls for the August 14 Primary, they will be lined up by party Republican, Democrat and No Party Af liation in order to faciliate the process. In the November 6 General Election, voters will line up at tables corresponding to the rst letter in their last names, again in an attempt to keep lines orderly and to minimize waiting times. Hendry County Supervisor o f Elections Lucretia Strickland said the State of Florida kicked bac k six questionable voter registrations to her one of which was a duplicate leaving ve names to be checked for voter fraud. Ms. Strickland said her of ce noti ed these ve residents, who have been deemed ineligible to vote. At this time, none have responded to her prompts. She said that, if any of these residents show up at the polls with proper documentation of citizenship and residency, they will be allowed to vote. If they do not have documentation with them, they will be able to cast a provisional vote but must produce proper documentation within ve days or their vote will not be counted. Election workers are busily llPrecinct changes could cause confusion by Patty BrantCaloosa Belle Small business has long been considered the backbone of the American economic system. Entrepreneurs innovators come in all shapes and sizes, from all walks of life. They also, apparently, come in all ages. Eleven-year-old Ashley Scho eld has had her own business since she was just seven. It's true. Even at age 11, Ashley has years of experience running her own company, Ashley's Pencil Box. She sells direct to customers and also has a booth at Miss Patty's Formerly Yours, a consignment shop on Bridge Street. Her mom, Crissie Carter, has always been Ashley's guide. She is the daughter of Ari Scho eld and Crissie Carter. Crissie smiles at the memory o f little Ashley carefully setting up her carrying case in a two layer, 18x12 inch box to begin her career as a businessperson. She would go around with her mom, stopping everywhere that looked promising to show her wares, which include pencil sharpeners, book marks, erasers. Pencils are the top seller, Ashley said, but she also sells lots of Iwako Japanese eraser puzzles, so popular with the kids. Ashely sells just about everyYoung entrepreneur headed for business success Caloosa Belle/ Patty BrantAshley Scho eld learning business lessons early. See Heroes — Page 2 See Vote — Page 2 See Pencils — Page 2 5th Fallen Heroes event

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Tolar book signing July 26 Debra Tolar, a resident of LaBelle, will be available to sign copies of her book, Paint Me Black All Over, at Immokalee Branch Library Thursday, July 26, from 5-7 p.m. Heather Marie Fry was pretty, vivacious, popular, smart and witty. Everybody in town knew her and loved her. She was the pride of her teachers and as loving and kind as she was talented. But she was starting to get headaches, and they were rapidly growing worse. When her mother took her to the doctor, she was told that Heather was ne, but Heather's health continued to deteriorate. Finally, they found someone who had the answer. Heather had a brain tumor. It was inoperable. Heather was twelve at the time. The doctors found the answer but not a solution. The best they could do was keep Heather as comfortable as possible for as long as possible. Family and friends rallied around Heather and Debra for support. Paint Me Black All Over is the story of a mother's quest to nd the best help possible for her ill daughter and her struggle to keep her family together. Debra Tolar recounts the last year in the life of her daughter, Heather; the multiple bouts of radiation and chemotherapy; and all the pain and sorrow that went along with it. But amidst all the sorrow, Debra also relates a message of hope and joy, of the friends and support she found, and of the never-ending strength of her daughter. Paint Me Black All Over is a heart-wrenching account of childhood cancer that will inspire others in similar situations to never give up the ght. WILKISON ANNIVERSARYHORACE & JOAN Horace and Joan Wilkison celebrated 60 years of marriage on July 12th. They have lived in their north Labelle home since 2000. Both grew up and met in Labelle before getting married and living in different parts of Florida. Most of those years they lived in Collier County where they raised their two sons, who have given them “ve grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. FREEIf youre not served in 15 minutes!Your choice of 4 Lunch items $5.99(Sandwich, soup or salad, chips & coleslaw) LaBelles #1 Restaurant863-342-8216 870 W. Hickpochee Ave LaBelle, FL Cheaper than the non-pro“ts and the traveling vets! Disclaimer: The Patient and any other person responsible for payment has a right to refuse to pay, cancel payment or be reimbursed for payment for any other service, examination or treatment which is performed as a result of and within 72 hours of responding to the advertisement for the free discounted fee or reduced fee service, examination or treatment. 2 Caloosa Belle July 19, 2012the Shell gas station. The annual event commemorates Marine Staff Sgt. Christopher D. Strickland and Chief Warrant Of cer Robert Hammett Jr., two local men killed in action 2008, for whom this bene t was started. Again this year, the bene t will feature a great smoked pork steak dinner accompanied by potato salad, coleslaw, baked beans and a brownie, all for only a $7 donation. Some of the other activities will include a 50/50, with donated prizes drawn throughout the day. A dessert raf e and great entertainment starting around noon will round off the day. The pork steak dinner will start immediately following the ceremonies at the American Legion Post 130, LaBelle. Future improvements to the park include a commemorative plaque that explains how the park was started and how the bene t brought a community together in one of its saddest moments. The LaBelle Veterans Park Committee would like to than k the many people that have helped build this special place, a place to remember and honor those who have sacri ced so much, and continued to do so for our freedom. It is hoped this can continue to be a community project that will carry on through the years. Anyone needing information on the bene t should call 863-675-8300. Tickets are available in advance at the American Legion 130, VFW 10100 and the Moose Lodge 2398. w here the Post Of ce, bank, grocery store, gas station. Ashley decided on pencils as her staple product after her grandmother told her about how they sold pencils on the street during the Great Depression. It struck a chord with the young innovator. After all, pencils are easy to carry, inexpensive and everybody needs one. It made sense to a seven-year-old. Crissie wanted Ashley to get the real experience of owning a business, so she took her to see Janice Groves with the Small Business Development Center. The two met at the LaBelle Chamber of Commerce. Ashley remembers being more interested in spinning in the chair than what Ms. Groves was saying, but she did it on her own, as mom w atched from a distance. Ms. Groves remembers Ashley as a very enterprising young lady, likeable. "I especially remember her desire to be doing something. She liked people, was friendly and I thought this was a very good project for her," Ms. Groves said. Ashley even set up a bank account with the Suncoast Kids program. Crissie said the employees there treated her just like a VIP. A gain, Ashley did it all herself, mom stayed in the background till papers had to be signed. So, little Ashley had the idea and the interest; she was serious about her business and had her mom's support. All she needed w as the drive. No problem. Her rst goal was to sell enough pencils to buy the $900 canopy bed she wanted. Next she wanted to buy a horse, a Leopard A ppaloosa named Pepper; then she needed to help pay for her other horse, Sunny's, vet bills for a punctured tendon. Ashley has learned about inventory (her least favorite part of having her own business), ordering (which she does herself online), pricing and salesmanship. She even has a county business license and resale certi cate to buy wholesale, her mom said. Little Ashley mastered the skills needed for sales, like making change for her customers. She continues her business, selling to parents, grandparents and of ces. After ve years in business, she continues to work on how to market always looking toward attracting new customers. Ashley's mom said she sees her daughter going through stages starting with "Miss Pesonality" when nothing scared her and everything was exciting. At almost 12 she is now becoming more reserved and shy, but she still has the drive to be a success. In fact, her next goal is to be on the Shark Tank TV show, on ABC Friday nights. She's already gotten a casting call. Her idea for the show: setting up a starter kit to sell to other kids along with a training video in effect, expanding her company to include other young salesmen. Her ultimate goal is to become a veterinarian another great reason to build her business college expenses. Going into the sixth grade at LMS, Ashley is really just a regular kid with her own business. Ashley loves to barrell race with her horse, raised the 4-H reserve grand champion hog this past year and has studied Urechi Rye martial arts for ve years with instructor Jan Bass at the Boshikan Dojo. Ashley holds a blue belt. She also enjoys shooting sports, Pop Warner cheerleading, 4-H Sewing Club and presented a demonstration at 4-H Congress. Asheley's rst venture into sales started when she began selling rocks and shells from her driveway by the road in Felda to passersby. People actually stopped and bought them from her as Ashley herself will attest, cuteness sells. But cuteness only lasts so long and you've got to back it up with good products and good service. That's what Ashley is learning it's her own hands-on version of Business 101, from the ground up. HeroesContinued From Page 1 ing requests for absentee ballots. The Elections Of ce must have every voters' correct physical address in order for the resident to vote in the August 14 Primary. Currently there are 16,893 registered voters in Hendry County. The best way to make sure you're not stuck in a long line at the polls is to vote early, Supervisor of Elections Strickland said. Early voting begins ten days before election day July 30 for the Primary. Anyone who would like an absentee ballot should call the Elections Of ce at 6755230 or 983-1592. VoteContinued From Page 1 PencilsContinued From Page 1 Ashley Scho eld, age 9

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VOTE BRENDA HOOTS for HENDRY COUNTY SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS21 Years of Experience in the Elections Of“cePolitical Advertisement Paid for and approved by Brenda Hoots Democrat for Supervisor of Elections Primary Election Aug. 14, 2012 Early Voting July 30 to Aug. 11 General Election Nov. 6, 2012 Early Voting Oct. 22 to Nov. 3 Unable to Vote Early or go to the Polls on Election Day, request an absentee ballot from the Supervisor of Elections Of“ce. In LaBelle call 863-675-5230 and in Clewiston call 863-902-3393. It all began in 1962. Fast forward 50 years and more than 35,000 graduates later, Edison State College continues to be a Southwest Florida leader in higher education. Our instructors are passionate about bringing real-world expertise to the classroom so our global market. See for yourself. Visit us on campus or online today. 863-674-6000www.edison.eduA Higher Degree of You 3 Caloosa Belle July 19, 2012 LaBelleRobert W. Coffman, 54, was arrested July 9 and charged with lewd and lascivious battery of an elderly or disabled person and sexual assault. W. Grif n was arresting of cer. Calvin Terry Fillingame, 50, was arrested J uly 11 and charged with lewd and lascivious behavior molestation, victim under 12, offender over 18 years of age. G. Rodriguez w as arresting of cer.ClewistonFour Clewiston men were arrested July 11 and charged with aggravated assault w ith a deadly weapon no intent to kill (two counts), criminal mischief over $1,000, burglary with assault/battery and robbery with a rearm. Deontae Lewis Angry, 18, Donald J ohnson, 21, Larance Deangello Humphrey, 20 and Johnny Jackson, 18, were all arrested on these charges. Johnson and Angry were also charged with possession of methamphetamines schedule I. J. Brown was arresting of cer. Guardionex Nieves Mercado, 31, was arrested July 13 and charged with battery domestic by strangulation, battery touch/ strike and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon no intent to kill. Blackman was arresting of cer. Rosie Lee Jim, 38, was arrested July 10 and charged with possession of a controlled substance without a prescription. J. Brown was arresting of cer. Jose Noe Vidaurri, 26, was arrested July 10 and charged with a nonmoving traf c violation driving with a suspended license third or subsequent offense. J Ewing was arresting of cer. A rrest Reports Walk through historic LaBelle Families, youth and adults are invited to explore historic LaBelle with the Fisheating Creek Florida Trails Sub-Chapter on Saturday, July 21. Gather at the U-Save parking lot at 9 a.m. to meet and sign the FTA activity waiver. The FEC/FTA group will attend the Fallen Heroes Ceremony at Veterans Park at 9:30 a.m. then tour the LaBelle Historical Museum at its new location on South Bridge Street. After lunch the hikers plan to take a leisurely hike to some of historic LaBelle's homes and parks. Bring water, snacks, $3 admission for museum and money for lunch. Wear closed-toed walking shoes and hat. The Fisheating Creek Florida Trails Sub-Chapter serves hikers from the Big Cypress Seminole Indian Reservation, Buckhead Ridge, Clewiston, Felda, LaBelle, Lakeport, Montura, Moore Haven, Muse, Ortona, Palmdale and Pioneer. (Glades and Hendry counties) This subchapter organized in January 2010 is overseen by the Alligator Amblers. The FEC/FTA Inaugural hike was held February 6, 2010, where 21 people assembled at the trailhead at Alvin Ward Boat Ramp and Park, Moore Haven for a walk on the Lake Okeechobee Scenic Trail (L.O.S.T.) The chapter offers a variety of activities including hikes, paddling, camping and wildlife viewing as well as exploring nature-based and historical sites in Hendry and Glades counties. Members and guests have been instrumental in blazing the Rock Lake Trail in partnership with FWC and participate in trail clean-ups during hikes on the Tree Swing Trail at Fisheating Creek Outpost. Experience hiking through diverse habitats on the Florida Trail sections located in Glades and Hendry counties. For information or to become a founding member of this new chapter contact: Margaret England 863-674-0695. Visit the Fisheating Creek Florida Trails Chapter on "Facebook." GLADES COUNTYNotice: There has been one Eastern Equine Encephalitis Virus (EEEV)-con rmed positive horse (onset 6/25/12) reported from the Florida Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services (FDACS) for Glades County. This is the 11th horse in the state to be reported with EEEV infection with onset during 2012 and is the rst case for Glades County. EEE is a rare disease that is caused by a virus spread by infected mosquitoes. EEEV is one of a group of mosquito-transmitted viruses that can cause in ammation of the brain (encephalitis). EEEV is transmitted through the bite of an infected mosquito. Anyone in an area where the virus is circulating can get infected with EEEV. The risk is highest for people who live in or visit woodland habitats and people who work outside or participate in outdoor recreational activities, because of greater exposure to potentially infected mosquitoes. It takes 4 to 10 days after the bite of an infected mosquito to develop symptoms of EEE. The Glades County Health Department will continue with surveillance and encourage everyone to take basic precautions to help limit exposure. To protect your horses from mosquitoes, you should: Consult with your veterinarian on getting your horses vaccinated for Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) and West Nile Virus (WNV).Avoiding mosquito bites is the best way to prevent disease. Please remember the 5 D’s: Dusk and Dawn Avoid being outdoors when mosquitoes are seeking blood. Dress Wear clothing that covers most of your skin. DEET When the potential exists for exposure to mosquitoes, repellents containing up to 30 percent DEET are recommended. Oil of lemon eucalyptus can also be effective. Drainage Check around your home to rid the area of standing water, where mosquitoes lay eggs. Tips on Repellent Use Always read label directions carefull y for the approved usage before applying a repellent. In protecting children, read label instructions to be sure the repellent is appropriate. DEET is not recommended on children younger than 2 months old. Oil o f lemon eucalyptus should not be used on children less than 3 years old. Infants should be kept indoors or mosquito netting should be used over carriers and strollers when outside. Never apply repellents to a child's hands. Adults should apply repellent rst to their own hands and then transfer it to the child's skin and clothing. Apply insect repellent to exposed skin or onto clothing, but not under clothing. Do not apply repellent near the eyes or mouth, cuts, wounds, or irritated skin.Tips on Eliminating Mosquito Breeding Sites Clean out eaves, troughs and gutters. Remove old tires or drill holes in those used in playgrounds to drain. Turn over or remove any empty containers (cups, pots, buckets, etc.). Check tarps on boats or other equipment that may collect water. Store boats upside down or with a cover Replace water in birdbaths and pet or other animal feeding dishes at least once a week. Change water in plant trays, including hanging plants, at least once a week. Remove vegetation or obstructions in drainage ditches that prevent the ow o f water. For more information on mosquitoborne illnesses, visit the Florida Department of Health's Environmental Health web site at: http://www.doh.state. .us/Environment / medicine/arboviral/index.html Mosquito-borne illness advisory for Glades County Submitted photo/ Addison AustinThe old Poole dry good store circa 1911, now housing the LaBelle Heritage Museum, is one of LaBelle’s remaining historic buildings. Moore Haven teenager, Kaleb Fred' Langdale lost part of his right arm in an alligator attack, Monday, July 9. Organizers of the "Kaleb Fred' Langdale Fun Day," a fundraiser to help withmedical bills and getting him a prosthetic arm, will meet at the First United Methodist Church in Moore Haven on Tuesday, July 24, at 7 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. If you have any suggestions or would like to help out, please come and join us! You can contact Linda Peeples Martin at (863)227-0832. All of your support will be greatly appreciated. Thank You! Fundraiser for gator attack survivor

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4 Caloosa Belle July 19, 2012 To Reach UsMailing Address: P.O. Box 518 LaBelle, FL 33975 Physical Address: 22 Ft. Thompson Ave. 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) 6752541 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 Classi“ed AdCall 1 -877 353-2424 to place it from home or go to www.newszap.comFor SubscriptionsPhone: 1-800-282-8586 Visit circulation.newszap.com or email readerservices@newszap.com.StaffNews Editor: Patty Brant Advertising Services: Dale Conyers Advertising Services: Barbara Calfee Executive Editor: Katrina Elsken Publisher: 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 pro“t 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 and work, through our dedication to conscientious journalism. their own intelligent decisions about public issues. purposeful neutrality, fairness, objectivity, fearlessness and compassion. debate, not to dominate it with our own opinions. the prominence it deserves. compassion. Career focus on child careby Matt KindermannJust as home owners should consider a licensed contractor for home repairs, parents should consider a licensed child care facility for the care of their children. Child care facilities organized under the Department of Children and Families (DCF) are categorized as one of the following: Licensed Child Care Facility, Licensed Family Child Care Home, Licensed Large Family Child Care Home, Licensed Specialized Facility for Mildly Ill Children or as a Registered Family Day Care Home. All licensed facilities are subject to onsite inspections by DCF except Registered Homes, which are not site inspected but do have to comply with employee certi cation requirements. In addition, all Licensed and Registered facilities must abide by state rules concerning staff credentials, capacity and ratio limits, safety and health precautions and proper record keeping. To nd licensed child care facilities and homes, go to www.dcf.state. .us/programs/childcare and click on "Child Care Provider Search." All direct care staff of Licensed and Registered facilities must be credentialed by attending a 40 hour DCF course and receive 10 hours of continuing training each year thereafter. Credentialing classes are offered on-site in Lee and Collier counties, or they can be taken on-line. The classes cost $160, and the credential is essential in order to gain employment in the child care industry. Child care job seekers should be aware that there are currently more quali ed workers than available jobs in his eld. Competition is stiff and the median income in the Fort Myers metropolitan area is low at $19,300 or about $9.50 an hour. You can nd the credential class information at www.dcf.state. .us/programs/ childcare and click on "Course Registration." Workforce funds do not currently cover the cost of credentialing because most positions pay less than the level of self-suf ciency. Residents of Collier County can receive scholarships for the credentialing and more information can be found at www. collierchildcare.org. Southwest Florida Works is the regional state workforce board for Hendry, Glades, Charlotte, Lee and Collier counties. For 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 MorganHave you ever had any regrets? Ever wished you had waited a bit longer before "sounding off"? Are there any words you wish you could capture and shove back into your mouth? As a writer, a preacher and a long-time student, I read a fair amount of material each week. Some of my reading is for sermon preparation and other reading is for teaching various groups. Recently while reading a newspaper from out of town I found the following and clipped it out. The author was not listed, so I don't know who to credit for its original composition. "You will never be sorry for thinking before acting hearing before judging forgiving your enemies being candid and frank helping a fallen brother being honest in business thinking before speaking being loyal to your church standing for your principles stopping your ears to gossip bridling a slanderous tongue harboring pure thoughts sympathizing with the afflicted and being courteous and kind to all." Those are good probing challenges, aren't they? Definitely not for the faint of heart or people who routinely dismiss challenges. Try reviewing those each day this week and let me know how that works for you. You can email me drlkmorgan@ gmail.com Dr. Les Morgan is pastor of Caloosa Baptist Church in LaBelle, located across the street from City Hall on Highway 80. You will never be sorry School supply donationsThe Salvation Army LaBelle would like to thank Mayor Paul Puletti, the local Ministerial Association, The Gathering of Christian Men and the local community for your recent donations at the Prayer Service held on July 3, 2012, at Community Harvest Church. An offering of $270 was collected along with 8 packs of pencils, 8 packs of paper, 10 packs of crayons, 2 packages of glue and 8 packs of colored pencils. These donations will help local children meet their needs for school supplies in the upcoming school year. Thank you for your support! There is still time to donate. We will accept donations now until school starts in August. Please drop off donations to our of ce located at 133 N. Bridge Street within the LaBelle United Way House. Feel free to call with any questions, 863674-1441. Sincerely, Lisa Sands Social Services Program ManagerOpportunityHello LaBelle Community. I am Morgan Pepitone and I recently took a trip to The United States Military Academy in West Point, New York. I went from June 7th-June 15th. I went to a Summer Leaders Seminar and my time there was a wonderful experience. It showed me the life of being a Cadet at the prestigious academy, and what it takes to get there. Because of my wonderful experience there, I have decided that I will follow through with applying to West Point, and hopefully get accepted. But I have some worthy people in the community to thank, because without their support and generosity, I would not have been able to make the decision I made in the past couple of weeks. The people listed below are the ones that donated to my trip and helped to get me to West Point for the week. Their donations made my week-long journey that much more amazing. Bryan Beer, Kevin and Rena DiPo Mali Gardner, Joanie McClelland, Don and Donn a Perry, Mariam Schramm, Ron and Tuesda y Tritt, Jesse Wallace, DAV #144, David and Nancy ImhoffGrove and Home, Gulf Shore Dental, Kiwanis, Ladies Auxiliary VFW Post 10100, VFW Post 10100, West Point Society of Naples, Ray Van HoutenCandidate for Hendry County Sheriff, Stuart WhiddonSheriff of Glades County, Kim WhiteCandidate for Supervisor of Elections. I also want to thank the community overall. Without the continued support from the schools, businesses and families, I would not have had this amazing opportunity. Last but not least, I want to thank m y family. I am so grateful to have all of their support. I know that without their guidance and love this would not have been possible. I would have no idea what kind of decisions to make and with their help, I have found what I want to do. Love you! Again, thank you to everyone who helped make this possible. I am so grateful for everyone's support. Sincerely, Morgan Pepitone Thank You Matthew Kindermann Les Morgan Morgan Pepitone

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FORT MYERS, Fla. – JULY 2, 2012 – The Early Learning Coalition of Southwest Florida is proud to announce the addition of A ida Barnhart to their Board of Directors. The new board members were chosen for their dedication to the community and its children. Ms. Barnhart, Housing Director for Hendry County, serves as the representative for the Hendry County Board of County Commissions. Ms. Barnhart’s past community involvements include the position of Vice President, Ways and Means for the Hendry Glades Homeless Coalition, member of the Community Action Task Force for Affordable Housing Hendry County and member of the Board of Directors Beta Sigma Phi for the Harry Chapin Food Bank. Heather Singleton is the faith based child care provider representative. She is the CoDirector of New Life Assembly Academy in Lehigh Acres, a Christian preschool operated as a ministry on the campus of New Life Assembly of God. Her past community involvements include the Father Anglim Academy, Boy Scouts of America and Employee Activities Committee. The Early Learning Coalition is also proud to welcome Joe Paterno to its Executive Ofcer board members for 2012. Mr. Paterno, Executive Director of the Southwest Florid a Workforce Development Board, Inc., has served on the Early Learning Coalition’s board since 1998. Joe was recently elected to serve as Board Secretary for 2012. His past community involvements include the Florida Workforce Development Association, American Red Cross, Kiwanis Club o f Naples, Junior Achievement, and The Partners in Education Council, Florida International Corps, Economic Development Council and the Walker Institute of Technology. The Early Learning Coalition of Southwest Florida is responsible for administering the School Readiness Program for lo w income and at risk children and families. They are also responsible for administering the Voluntary Prekindergarten program (VPK) which serves all 4 year old children in Lee, Collier, Hendry and Glades counties regardless of income. The VPK program is an entitlement program for all 4 year olds residing in the State of Florida. The Coalition strives to enhance the quality of child care services for children, families, early childhood educators, and community partners in Collier, Glades, Hendry and Lee Counties, with opportunities to positively impact the future. For details on our many services or to donate, please visit http://www.elcofsw org or call 239-267-4105. ByPat Dobbins Norovirus is commonly called the “stomach u.” (Even though it’s not related to any u viruses) Noroviruses are found in the stool or vomit of infected people. Norovirus is highly contagious and may cause vomiting and diarrhea and stomach cramps. Symptoms usually start within 24 to 48 hours and most people begin to feel better within one or two days and have no long-term health effects. People can become infected with the virus in several ways including:  Touching surfaces or objects contaminated with the virus, and then placing their hands in their mouth.  Eating food or drinking liquids that have been contaminated with the virus (usually from the food handler not washing their hands properly)  Having direct contact with another person who is infected and showing symptoms (caring for someone who is infected, sharing food or eating utensils with someone w ho is infected) According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, norovirus causes 23 million illnesses per year. As with many infections, frequent and thorough hand washing is the key to preventing the spread of stomach infections like norovirus. This simple step can help our communities stay healthy. You can decrease your chance of coming in contact with noroviruses by following these preventive steps: Wash hands frequently, especially after going to the bathroom, changing diapers, before eating and prior to preparing food. Carefully wash fruits and vegetables, and cook foods completely before eating them. Clean and disinfect contaminated surfaces immediately after an episode of illness by using bleach-based household cleaners. Immediately remove and wash clothing or linens that may be contaminated with the virus after an episode of illness (use hot water and soap). Flush or discard any vomit and/or stool in the toilet and make sure the surrounding area is kept clean. People who have symptoms of vomiting or diarrhea should not prepare food until they are completely free of symptoms and for at least three days after all symptoms are gone. Any foods that may have been contaminated by an ill person should be thrown away. For additional information, you can visit www.cdc.gov and look up “Norovirus Infection” or talk with your healthcare provider. Decrease your chances of contracting Norovirus FRIDAY 5 PM TO 9 PMALL YOU CAN EATFish & Chips Corn Bread & Slaw $9.99LaBelles #1 Restaurant863-342-8216 870 W. Hickpochee Ave LaBelle, FL See Better, Look Better, Feel Better No-Glare Lenses“The Optical Center” at Family Eye Care 100 N. Main Street LaBelle, FL 33935 863-675-0761 5 Caloosa Belle July 19, 2012 Submitted photoBack row, from left:Dr. Javier Rosado, Heather Singleton, Dr. Gillian Ward, Elaine Schaeffer, Jane Lane, Jeanne LaFountain, Colleen Gallagher, Aida Barnhart, Dan England, Front row, from left: Kathleen Reynolds (CEO), Gerry Poppe (Board V ice Chair), John Remington, (Chair), Peter Seif (Treasurer), and Joe Paterno (Secretary). Board members absent from photo: Dr. Joan Colfer, Mike D’Amico, Joseph Gammons, Jodi Jacoby, Leslie Moguil, Trina Puddefoot, Jill Turner and V eronica Vega. 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Feeding childrenLocal churches are banding together to eliminate hunger for local children, many of w hom only get a decent meal at school. Operation: Backpack will begin this fall, sending a backpack full of edible items home with needy children on Fridays. They w ill return the backpack on Monday. The churches will be partnering with local charities to multiply the effect of donations. The program will run during the school term for 40 weeks. Make checks payable to FBC-Operation: Backpack and donate at the of ce of First Baptist Church of LaBelle, 330 N. Main Street. Team signups for food distribution are available.Gospel singingThe Full Gospel Tabernacle of LaBelle inv ites you to join them for a night of Gospel singing Saturday, July 14. The William Bar eld Family of Lake Placid will bring the message of Jesus Christ in song at 7 p.m. Everyone welcome. For more information, call 239-834-4913. The church is located at 1058 Thigpen Road.Christian Men to meetThe July Gathering of Christian Men will be held July 16 at First Christian Church of LaBelle, on Ford Avenue. The LaBelle Revival Center is hosting the meeting which will begin at 7 p.m. for dinner and a program. All men of LaBelle and surrounding area are invited to join them or dinner and a program. For information or directions call either Mar k White at 239-707-6137 or Randy Way at 863-885-1099.Mission: Heaven Bound VBSCentral Church of Christ announces Vacation Bible School, Monday through Wednesday, July 16 18, from 9:3011:30 a.m. The theme, MISSION: Heaven Bound, will be presented by a visiting team from Jacksonburg, Alabama. There will be classes for all ages. In addition the Alabama team will hold a Gospel meeting in the evenings, Sunday at 6: p.m. and Monday through Wednesday at 7 p.m. Please email your church news to: pbrant@newszap.com florida.newszap.com Check out these new features: • Daily Local News Updates • New interactive and easy to navigate format • Plus much, much more!Come see for yourself! 6 Caloosa Belle July 19, 2012 Frances Curry DollLABELLE Frances Curry Doll, 71, lifelong resident of LaBelle, Florida passed away quietly at her home July 15, 2012, surrounded by her loving family. She was predeceased by her brother, Edward Curry; parents, Mark and Nettie May Curry, and husband, Joseph Taylor Doll. She was survived by her brother, Roy Curry (Sharon); son, James M. Doll (Yvonne); daughter, Donna M. English; grandchildren, Shonna D. Lynn (Brandon), Brandon M. Cooper, Kaylynn M. Doll, and Taylor M. English; and great-granddaughter, Kamdynn G. Lynn. Frances was an avid supporter of Pop Warner during the organization's beginning, and the family has requested in lieu of owers, donations may be made to LaBelle Longhorn Booster Club, Post Of ce Box 2335, LaBelle, Florida 33975. A memorial service will be held at The Doll Residence, July 21, 2012, beginning at 12:00 noon. Cremation arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home LaBelle.Judy A. CoxDELTONA Judy A. Cox, age 64, of Deltona Florida, died Thursday, June 28th, 2012 at Orlando South Hospital after complications from back surgery. She was born on Aug. 16, 1947 in Garden City, Michigan. She is survived by Margaret (Tracy) Schneider, her partner of 33 years; sisters, Jill and Patricia; sons, Craig and Michael; daughters, Amy and Kimberly; grandchildren, Nicole, Zach, Cody, Samantha, Sydney, Emelyn; and one greatgrandson, Ethan. She held her BA in Education and was teaching at the Highbanks Learning center in Debary. She taught students with special needs and was passionate in her belief that these children could learn and be successful in life. Judy was a member of the VFW in Debary and of the American Legion in LaBelle, Florida. Judy was an avid Miami Dolphin fan and never lost faith in her team. She had a tenacious thirst for enjoying life. She laughed easily and had the gift of sharing that with all those around her. Although she endured much pain, she always greeted everyone with a smile. She will always hold a special place in our hearts and we will miss her dearly. A "Celebration of Life" will be held at the Lohman Funeral Home at 1681 Providence Blvd, Deltona, Florida on August 4th, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of owers, donations may be made in her name to, VFW Post 8093, 351 S. US. Hwy 17-92, Debary, Fl. 32713.Mary Figured ImhoffLABELLE Mary Figured Imhoff, age 59, of LaBelle, passed away July 14, 2012 in Fort Myers. She was born July 30, 1952 in Kenly, N.C., to the late Stephen Bailey and the late Janice (Godwin) Bene eld. She was a nurse for many years at Dr. Gaudiz of ce in LaBelle. Survivors include her son, Justin Figured and his wife Emily, brother; Stephen Bailey Jr.; step-father, Joe Bene eld; step-sisters, Holly Jones and Tammy Mitchell; and a host of extended family and many friends. Funeral services were held at Akin-Davis Funeral Home, LaBelle with Rev. Don Murray of ciating. Interment was in Ortona Cemetery, Moore Haven. Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home LaBelle. Obituaries Church Briefs WeddingWire is excited to announce that Photography By Jerri Lynn is WeddingWire Rated in 2012 for Photography. WeddingWire Rated is the annual ratings program that recognizes wedding professionals across the country for their commitment to service and is the most recognized and trusted brand among engaged couples, as they start their search for local wedding businesses. The ratings program is based on hundreds of thousands of recent newlywed reviews of over 200,000 wedding professionals in the US and Canada, across 20 different service categories. Photography By Jerri Lynn's reviews on WeddingWire by our newlywed clients include detailed ratings and insightful descriptions about their experiences working with our business and staff. Our reviews provide transparency for potential clients, assisting them in making informed decisions for their big day. "We are very pleased to announce WeddingWire Rated 2012, recognizing Photography By Jerri Lynn for their commitment to exemplary service in Photography," said Timothy Chi, CEO, WeddingWire, Inc. "Photography By Jerri Lynn has shown dedication to their craft and service, helping engaged couples understand what to expect from their business through reviews on the nation's leading wedding review site." As the largest site for wedding reviews, WeddingWire empowers engaged couples with the most comprehensive and trusted review system available in the wedding industry. WeddingWire Rated provides Photography By Jerri Lynn with the distinction of being WeddingWire Rated and a simple platform to capture client feedback from their wedding planning experience. Engaged couples can easily access all of the reviews for Photography By Jerri Lynn on WeddingWire.com. We have all of our newlywed clients to thank for our WeddingWire Rated 2012 recognition. Photography By Jerri Lynn. Inc. is located here in Hendry County and based in Felda, Fl. Jerri Lynn said, that she has enjoyed working with everyone over the years especially the local couples and families. LaBelle brides de nitely know how to celebrate and they have such fun with their families and friends. Two favorites this year so far were Kar a and Johnny in Key West and Danielle and Matt's amazing Riverfront wedding. Jerri Lynn is also the of cial photographer for LaBelle High School and looks forward to working with all of the students, parents and staff this year. Seniors should call 239-989-7032 to make an appointment for their Senior yearboo k pictures that will be taken beginning August 2. Photography By Jerri Lynn earns WeddingWire Rated designation for 2012 newszap.comFree SpeechFree Ads Your community directory is a click away!

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ELECTIONS OFFICE NOTICE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE PUBLIC TESTING FOR THE AUGUST 14, 2012 PRIMARY ELECTIONWill be conducted on Thursday, July 26, beginning at 2:00 p.m. at the Supervisor of Elections Of“ce, 25 E. Hickpochee Ave., LaBelle The CANVASSING BOARD MEETINGS Canvassing Board will convene at the Supervisor of Elections located at 25 E. Hickpochee Ave., LaBelle on: August 10, at 5:00 p.m. August 11, at 12:00 p.m. August 13, at 5:00 p.m. August 14, at 5:00 p.m. for the purpose of Canvassing Absentee Ballots and the Votes cast in the August 14th Primary Election. THE PUBLIC TESTING, CANVASSING, CERTIFICATION AND POST ELECTION AUDIT ARE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC EARLY VOTING Will begin on July 30 to August 11, Monday through Saturday for the Primary Election at the: LaBelle Elections Of“ce 25 E. Hickpochee Ave. 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Clewiston Elections Of“ce 100 E. El Paso Ave, the hours will be 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. ABSENTEE VOTING Absentee Ballot are also available anyone unable to Vote their ballot without assistance such as blind, loss of limb, or illiterate, please contact the Supervisor of Elections. TO REQUEST A BALLOT BY MAIL FOR THE ELECTION CALL 863-675-5230 OR 902-3392AVISO DE OFFICINA DE ELECCIONES POR LA PRESENTE SE COMUNICA ESE TIEMPO AGOSTO 14, 2012 ELECCION PRIMARIASera conducido el jueves, 26 de Julio, comensando alas 2 de la tarde en la o“cina de Supervisor de Elecciones en 25 E. Hickpoche Ave., LaBelle EL SONDEO DELAS REUNIONES DE LA JUNTA Escrutinio de la junta se reunira en la o“cina de Supervisor de Elecciones, localizado en 25 E. Hickpochee Ave.,LaBelle, Agosto 10, alas 5:00 pm Agosto 11, alas 12:00 pm Agosto 13, alas 5:00 pm Agosto 14, alas 5:00 pm A affectos de prospeccion de las boletas ausentes y los votos emitidos en el 14 de Agosto, Eleccion Primaria. LAS PRUEBAS PUBLICAS, DE PROSPECCION, CERTIFICACION Y AUDITORIA DE ELECCION POSTAL ESTARAN ABIERTOS PARA EL PUBLICO VOTAR TEMPRANO Comenzara el 30 de Julio asta el 11 de Agosto, de lunes a sabado para la Eleccion Primaria en la o“cina de Elecciones en 25 E Hickpochee Ave.,de 9:00 am asta 5:00pm Y la o“cina de Elecciones en Clewiston, 100 E. El Paso Ave., horas seran De las 8:00 am asta 1:00p y 2:00 pm asta 5 ;00 pm. VOTAR AUSENTE Las boletas ausente estaran disponible para quienes no puedan votar su boleta sin assistencia como, ciego, perdida de extremidades o analfabetos. Por favor pongase en contacto con el Supervisor de Elecciones. Para solicitor una boleta por correo par alas elecciones, llame 863-675-2530 o 863-902-3393 Lucretia A. Strickland Supervisor of Elections Hendry County, Florida 7 Caloosa Belle July 19, 2012 Register at WGS for K-8West Glades School is now registering students for the 2012-2013 school year. If y ou have a child in Kindergarten through 8th grade that will be attending West Glades this next school year and did not attend this past year, please come in and register them as soon as possible. The school of ce will be open Monday thru Thursday from 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Supply lists and school calendars for this coming year available at the of ce. Free summer mealsFree meals available for all children 18 and y ounger when school is out. No application or registration required. Call 211 to nd a meal site near you. Comidas gratis para nios este verano!Comidas gratis para todos los ni–os y j—venes de 1 a 18 a–os cuando la escuela est‡n cerrar durante el verano. Sin aplicaci—n o registro. Llame al 211 para localizar un sitio cerca de usted.Pick up UES FCAT scoresParents of UES fth grade students may pick up their FCAT scores at LaBelle Middle School.Cowboy Closet looking for electronicsThe Cowboy Closet, our student-driven thrift store at LaBelle High School, would love to take your electronics from you. We could use computers, and other useful items that you are upgrading or replacing. Our students are looking forward to refurbishing them, and getting them in homes that want them. We all win! A tax-deductible receipt will be given if requested. Contact Kevin Lutkenhaus at 863-6744120 or email the Cowboy Closet at cowboycloset@hendry.k12. .us for more information. We also can be followed on Twitter at @cowboycloset, and Facebook. Like us, and help us. School Briefs Submitted photoSurf the library . Catch the Reading Wave! Vanity plates were the name of the game, or should we say art, on Tuesday at Barron Library. Art with Megan' ended up being Art with Connie' as there was an unexpected emergency. Connie Killebrew, of LaBelle, had a wonderful lesson about traveling and exploring new exciting places. Following the lesson, each child was given a blank license plate size template with the assignment to design and create a statement about themselves. After lots of drawing, coloring, cutting and pasting everyone went home with their very own unique vanity plate. A big thank you to Megan Kissinger for preparing all of the materials used and to Connie Killebrew for helping us out with this special art class. Tuesday, July 24, the library will host friends from the Firehouse Theater, as they present Acting is Fun. Come out to support this great organization. July 24 Acting is Fun, Firehouse Theater July 31 Growing Local Crops, County Extension Of ce August 7 Bike Rodeo, Hendry County Sheriff's Of ce August 14 Reading with Dr. Kennedy, Author Thank you so much to everyone who has taken time to participate in making this summer program a great learning experience for the children of this community. Help ll the ocdan with sea creatures at Barron Library at 10:30 Tuesday mornings. This program is sponsored by Kiwanis Club of LaBelle.

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SUMMER SPECIALS We sell tires! We do computerized wheel alignmentsTAKE $10OFF ALL A/C WORKWITH THIS AD GOOD TIL 9/30/12 TAKE $3OFF AN OIL CHANGEWITH THIS AD GOOD TIL 9/30/12 TAKE $10OFF BRAKE WORKWITH THIS AD GOOD TIL 9/30/12 Randys Garage, Inc.863-675-1032OPEN: Monday Friday from 8am to 5:30 pm 8 Caloosa Belle July 19, 2012 Braxton Ford began his sports career here in LaBelle at age ve. A lifelong resident, he began with T-ball, Pop Warner, ag football and soccer. He began basketball at age 7. Signing up with the Junior Pro program at age 8 was the beginning of his love for the game. Braxton continued to play all sports, but basketball was his favorite. There were basketball camps and tournaments that spanned the state every summer from age 9 to the present. Coach Doug Kelley was there from the start and has helped Braxton along his journey. As the LaBelle Cowboys' point guard, Braxton averaged 22 points per game over the last two seasons. He also led in assists and steals. In addition, he was named LHS basketball MVP for two straight seasons and scored over the 1,000 point mark in his last season. His fondest memories came from the SFABC All-Star game this year, when he competed against the area's top talent. Braxton still managed to lead that game with the high score of 22 points. In late May, Braxton received a call from the men's head basketball coach at LaGrange College, located in Georgia. On July 10, 2012, family and friends gathered in the gym at LaBelle High School to witness Braxton sign his commitment letter to attend LaGrange College this fall and join their basketball team. Braxton plans to major in accounting and minor in music. Braxton rounded off the strongest recruiting class that LaGrange has ever had. Many of Braxton's friends and family are making plans to attend his games. A tournament that is planned for December in Tampa is especially meaningful as this is the closest game for friends and family to see Braxton and his team. Braxton and his family would like to thank God for making all of his possible. They would also like to thank the community of LaBelle for all of its support and encouragement through the years. Braxton Ford signs with LaGrange College, Ga. Submitted photoLaBelle High School’s Braxton Ford signed to play basketball with LaGrange College in LaGrange Georgia on Tuesday. The Cowboy point guard averaged 22 points a game over the last two seasons and led the Cowboys in assist and steals. Braxton’s parents were in attendance along with other family and friends. Everyone at LaBelle High wishes Braxton good Luck in his new challenge at LaGrange. Submitted photo/ Hugo Vargas10-11 year olds Little League District 18 Champs!LaBelle Little League 10-11 years olds traveled to the Sectional All Star Tournament in Venice on July 14-15. The boys did themselves and LaBelle proud as they beat Sarasota, 5-1, then beat North Naples, 9-1. The boys then lost a squeaker to Cape Coral, 11-12. the LaBelle boys had a 10-2 lead early in the Championship game against Cape Coral but could not tie down the lead. With an 11-9 lead going into the 6th and nal inning against Cape Coral, they were just one inning away from the State tournament in Pensacola. This group of kids has won back-to-back district titles and LaBelle is very proud of them. “They played awesome!,” Coach Doug Purvis said of his team, “They worked hard, played solid defense, hit well. It was a big team effort. They worked hard all year with the goal of going to state. The breaks just didn’t go our way,” he added. Pictured are: Players from left: Zack “Zippper” Price, Enrique “Kike” Hernandez, “Big” Joe Vidaurri, Tyler “Jump-up” Vahl, Angel “Turtle” Vargas, “Joker Jack” Jaxon Purvis, Tyler “Ty-Ty” Burton, “Tiny Turbo” Trace Burchard, Zack “Pancho” Reyna, Bryce “Shooter” Hall. Coaches: Doug Purvis, Michael Burton, and Travis Burchard. Airboat, buggy conservationists in Barron ParkThe Airboat and Buggy Conservation Club of Southwest Florida will have an appreciation barbecue and membership drive Saturday, July 21, at Barron Park beginning at 11 a.m. Chicken dinners will be available. Those paying family dues will receive two free dinners. Look for the airboat and buggy in the park. Arccording to the group's Web site, the primary goals of the club are to promote responsible usage of lands and waterways, opening access to areas that have been closed to the public while advocating hunter/vessel safety and making a positive impact in our communities working with other charitable organizations. The club includes Lee, Charlotte, Hendry, Glades and Collier counties. Anyone interested is encouraged to attend. The meetings are held the second Tuesday of the month at the Lee County Fairgrounds. If you're interested in the organization or for more information, call Steve O'Bannon at 863-234-8109.Pop Warner information Anyone interested in coaching football this season is asked to contact Jose Zaval a at 673-1188. Sign ups also during the summer at Winn Dixie on Saturdays from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Pop Warner football practice begins August 1 at 6 p.m. Football camp planned A Muck Area' Christian Football Camp will be held July 28 at the Moore Haven Junior/Senior High School Field for Grades 7-12. Cost is $10. The camp will feature former and current pro and college players, along with high school coaches. Recruiters from various colleges are also expected to attend. To reserve a spot or for more information call Rod at 561-809-8300 or email rfelt10@aol.com. Sport Shorts newszap.comFree SpeechFree Ads Your community directory is a click away!

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PET VET VACCINATION CLINICDOG & CAT Packs start at $50 with HEARTWORM TEST $60 KITTEN & PUPPY Packs start at $42Save money on your favorite Heatworm and ”ea products such as Revolution, Heartgard, Confortis & FrontlineAll major credit cards accepted Saturday, July 21 from 3:45 to 5 pmVISION ACE HARDWARE Nationwide Insurance comes to ImmokaleeNationwide Insurance has partnered with Bruce Hendry Insurance in Immokalee offering Auto, Business Insurance, Life Insurance, Workers Comp, Boat, Motorcycle, RV and more... Call or stop by for an One Your SideŽ review. 9 Caloosa Belle July 19, 2012 Submitted photo/ Vicki BassFelda scholarshipThe Felda Community Civic Association presented Scholarship awards in the amount of $1,800 to three Felda students. From left: Sarah Taylor, Kindell Tindell (the recipients) with Committee chairman Reuban Rodriguez. Gennifer Raulerson was also awarded a scholarship but was not available for the picture. This scholarship is available to any Felda resident that is going to college for the rst time or continuing their education. With fund raisers and support from the community and members, the association hopes to be able to award scholarships every year. Congratulations to all recipients. Family fun in PioneerYou’re invited to Family and Friends Night in Pioneer this Friday, July 20, 6-7 p.m. at Pioneer Community Park. Refreshments will be served.Train your dogCaloosa Humane Society offers Dog Training Classes! The four-week program has classes on Mondays from 5 p.m.-6 p.m. for $125. We will offer basic obedience skills like sit, stay, heel, no jumping, etc. You and your dog can join the class at any time. Proof of rabies (dogs over 4 months) and DHPPC vaccination are required to be in the program. But don’t worry, if you don’t alread y have the necessary vaccinations we do offer them at the shelter and can be done prior to the class for only $20 for both. Bringing your four-legged friend will not only be fun but will be a great bonding experience for you both. We do ask that the humans be 13 years old or older and under 18 year of age must have a parent present. Call (863)6750997 to book your spot as space is limited. In addition to the fact that you will have a very well-behaved dog that all your friends and neighbors will envy, a portion of the proceeds will go to the wonderful dogs (and cats too) at Caloosa Humane Society. Community BriefRegister for Special Needs ShelterThe Hendry County Special Needs Shelter located at West Glades School. If you require hospitalization, have your physician execute the necessary pre-admission procedures w ell in advance of a pending disaster such as a hurricane. Pets are not allowed. You must register each year, and bring a caregiver to the shelter. Get registration forms from the Hendry County Health Department and the Hendry County Emergency Management Of ce. For more information, or if y ou would like to have a registration form mailed to you, please contact Kelly Dyess at the Hendry County Emergency Management of ce at (863) 674-5401.

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Candidate forum tonightThe LaBelle Rotary Club and Kiwnais Club are presenting a Hendry County candidates’ forum tonight July 19 6-9 p.m. at LaBelle City Hall. This is a great chance to see and hear the candidates so you can make an informed decision on Election Day. A udition for musicalThe Firehouse Community Theatre is auditioning singers for its January 2013 musical production of “Juke Box Jive.” This show is based upon an original script and is set in an old soda shoppe that is opening for a reunion of its “regulars.” They are looking for all ages, all ethnicities, individuals or groups w ho can sing and perform music from the 1950s or early 1960s. All interested candidates should plan on attending the auditions on July 28 at 10 a.m. at the Church of the Good Shepherd, 1098 Collingswood Parkway in LaBelle. Please be prepared to sing a piece of your choice from this era along with “Venus in Blue Jeans.” For additional information, please contact the Theatre. The Firehouse Community Theatre is located at 241 N. Bridge Street in LaBelle and can be reached via email at info@ rehousecommunitytheatre.com or (863) 6753066.Birchwood Communities plan eventThe Communities of Birchwood Parkway are planning a community picnic and fundraiser Saturday, July 28 at 11 a.m.4 p.m. in Port LaBelle, under the oaks at the northwest corner of Birchwood and SR 80. Tickets are $10 each and will be exchanged on day of the event for “food tickets” for food, drinks, raf e, cake auction, etc. Meet Hendry and Glades county candidates at this event, Conservationists to meetThe Hendry County Soil and Conservation District board meeting will be July 26, at 1 p.m. in the large conference room of the Dallas B. Townsend Agricultural Building. Meetings are open to the public. A nimals foundA Shetland pony was found in the area of Everhigh Road, Ledeca, in Hendry County. Horses have also been found in the area of Evans Road. Anyone with information regarding these animals is asked to contact the A g Division of the Hendry County Sheriff’s of ce at 674-5600.Help Animal RescueAnimal Rescue would like to thank everyone who donated moneys on July 7. They are in need of yard sale stuff so if you are cleaning out your shed, garage or home, please donate for pick up. Call Angel at 863342-2076 or Diane at 863-234-1509. The yard sale will be July 21 in front of animal Rescue.Legion sh fry and Sunday breakfastJoin the American Legion for its sh fry the rst Friday of each month, 5-7 p.m. Check out breakfast the rst Sunday every month, 699 SR 80W.GOP sheriff candidates to debateJuly 24 will be the date of CFRW’s meeting at the Port LaBelle Inn, 6 p.m. There will be a debate of the Republican Sheriff candidates.Soap making classThe museum’s rst soap making class was such a success that they have scheduled another class for Saturday, July 21, starting at 9’clock at LaBelle Heritage Museum, 360 North Bridge Street. Once again our “jill of many trades and mistress of most” Pat Newell Johnson will be sharing her knowledge of soap making with a group of eight eager and attentive students. The cost of the class is $10 for which you will receive not only written information on soap making and the bene t of Pat’s class but also your very own bar of cured designer soap. Please call the museum at 863-674-0034 and leave a message if you want to take the class. There may be another soap making class toward the end of August.Mini Health FairsJuly 2012 These health fairs are Free and open to the public doing free blood pressure, weight, pulse and oxygen checks. For more information please call Tabitha Yebba with Ace Homecare Outreach program at 863-233-1305. Hope Connections LaBelle-Friday July 20, 11 a.m. Cowboy Way, Ace HH #: 299991018. Open to the Public.. Hope Connections Moore Haven, Monday July 23, at 11:30 a.m. 691 US 27 NW Moore Haven. Ace HH License #299991018. Candidates in FeldaFelda will hold a Meet and Greet Candidates Forum Monday, August 6, at the Felda Community Center at 6:30 p.m., sponsored by the Felda Community Civic Association. Refreshments provided. Candidates are invited to come out and speak to the citizens of Felda.Widows to meetThe Widows Support Group will meet at Don’s Steakhouse July 19 at 11:30 a.m. All widows welcome.GOP ladies cancel meetingsCaloosa Federated Republican Women have cancelled all meetings for July 2012.Muse activities for JulyJuly 19, MEET AND GREET THE CANDIDATES! All of the candidates that will be on the November ballot will be invited to speak and answer questions. There will be a social hour with refreshments immediately Following the speeches. The event will begin at 7 p.m. July 28, Country Jam Session and pot luck dinner at 6 p.m. All events are open to the public. All will be held at the Muse Community Center Bldg. on Loblolly Bay Road (Hwy. 720). Come out for a fun evening and meeting your neighbors. For further information call 863-6740467.Volunteer for Toys for TotsHendry-Glades Behavioral Health Center is the coordinator for The Marine Toys for Tots campaign in Hendry County this year. We would like to ensure that each child in need receives a toy. To accomplish our goal, we are currently looking for volunteers and support. The types of assistance needed include, event sponsoring, distribution, sorting, delivery, collection box locations, window poster locations, storage, toy donations and cash donations. Also, if you would like to start lists of children in need please contact us and we will get the appropriate paperwork to you. If you, your agency or group can help in any way, please contact, Lydia Rivera at Hendry-Glades Behavioral Health, 863-674-4050 or Joseph Hosick, 863983-1423. Thank you for your consideration as this is a wonderful opportunity to serve the children of our community. Please spay/neuterCaloosa 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: July 20, 27. Please schedule your appointment today! For more information call 863-675-0997 or visit our web site at www.caloosahumanesociety.org.Be a school bus driverHendry County Schools is having a Bus Driver Training Class from July 23-August 3 at the LaBelle Bus Compound. Please contact Jeannie Lynch at 674-4115 by July 16 if you are interested.Free technology series plannedA free Technology Summer Series & Business Networking program is planned for the Bridge Street Coffee & Tea Co., 23 Fort Thompson Ave., 6:30-7:30 p.m. July 31: Data Backup & Disaster Recovery August 28: Social Media & Email Marketing RSVP Maria at 863-342-8251 or email at maria@simpli edtech.biz.Apply now for Leadership sessionsLeadership Hendry and Glades Counties is accepting applications for our Class of 2011 from anyone interested in learning about our communities and want to participate in an informative program that is fun. Once you have been of cially accepted you will be invoiced. Space is limited, so please return your application soon! Contact Susan Jordan at (863) 612-4914 with questions.SHINE volunteersSHINE, a Department of Elder Affairs and Senior Choices of SWFL partnership located in Sarasota, DeSoto, Glades, Hendry, Charlotte, Lee and Collier counties, is always looking for more volunteers. If anyone needs assistance or is looking for a great volunteer opportunity please call 866-413-5337. Medicare Part D open enrollment dates are now October 15-December 7. That is a very important time period, for seniors to choose their Medicare Part D, prescription plans. AMVETSAn AMVETS Post has been established LaBelle. Post 2012 is the rst and only AMVETS Post in Hendry County. Any armed forces veterans honorably discharged since WWII are eligible for membership in the AMVETS. For more information call 863675-8008 or 239-246-3094. Come into VF W Post 10100 for an AMVET application and a monthly calendar of events. For information, please call: 863-6758008. The post is located on SR 29S by the rodeo grounds. 10 Caloosa Belle July 19, 2012 Community Briefs

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***SUMMER HOURS*** Tues. Fri. 9am 6pm Sat. 7am-2pmHERE’S MY CARDKeep the number of these locally owned businesses on hand for all of your service & shopping needs. 11 Caloosa Belle July 19, 2012 Submitted photo/ Tricia BoonePet of the Week“Double the Love” has been extended for the summer months due to its success, Thirty-one felines have been adopted since it started in May! The “Double the Love” offer is good for anyone who adopts two cats or kittens together for one adoption fee of $50 with an approved adoption application. Toby is a pistol and would love to become a member of your family. He is about three months old and does well in the community cat room. You can take Toby home with the following additions covered: Neutered, 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 Toby 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 website at www.caloosahumanesociety.org and on at www.facebook.com/caloosa for more information. FORT MYERS, FL – Staff members of the Florida Gulf Coast University Small Business Development Center were recognized for their hard work and dedication at the annual Florida Small Business Development Center Network (FLSBDC) conference held in Ft. Lauderdale in June. About 200 FLSBDC Network members and conference attendees gathered to recognize and thank colleagues, volunteers and partners who contributed above and beyond in the success of the FSBDC’s mission. Harry Looknanan Jr., certi ed business analyst for FGCU’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC), was selected as the Regional Certi ed Business Analyst of the Year. This award is presented to an individual who demonstrates the greatest enhancement of scope, quality and or/impact of consulting services to the regional FSBDC. Looknanan covers Bonita Springs and the Estero area providing assistance and guidance for small business owners. He also serves on many committees on a local and state level and is currently attending Leadership Bonita. Janice Groves, certi ed business analyst who covers Hendry and Glades County, was selected Regional Employee of the Year. This award recognizes contributions to the operations and special projects of the regional SBDC. Groves designed a 10week entrepreneurial program in the rural region to help entrepreneurs ready themselves to open a small business. Costco, located in the Gulf Coast Town Center, received the Volunteer of the Year award for their outstanding contributions to the SBDC. Costco provides no-cost food and staff at most SBDC functions, which enables the SBDC to keep workshop pricing low. Suzanne Specht, assistant director for the SBDC, was recognized for her 15 years of service. In addition to the awards, the SBDC won best Mission Statement out of the 34 centers represented, utilizing the conference theme, Unmasking Business Potential. Trish Leonard, SBDC’s marketing director, presented a Best Practice on proclamations at the conferences’ general session; and Lorna Kibbey, SBRN coordinator, held a conference session on Techniques for Managing your Workload. The staff also presented SBDC executive director Dan Regelski with a plaque thanking him for his leadership to the organization. “I’m extremely proud of our staff for all they do and give to our clients on a daily basis, and to the many volunteers who give tirelessly and dedicate themselves to the business community,” said Regelski. To learn more about the SBDC and its services, visit sbdc.fgcu.edu or contact the main line at (239) 745-3700. For more information contact Dan Regelski at (239) 745-3705, or dregelsk@fgcu.edu. FGCU staff members recognized for excellence Muse kids invited to Ortona Recreation Program Ortona Community Association invites children from the Muse area to enroll in the Ortona’s kids summer recreation program. The program runs from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday through Thursday, ending August 9. Ortona’s recreation program has been expanded to match the summer food service program sponsored by the Glades County School District. Meals will be prepared at the Moore Haven school and delivered to eight sites throughout the county, including Ortona. The meals are free of charge to all Glades County children 18 years and younger. Lunch hour will be 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday. To enroll you children in the full recreation program contact children’s coordinator Amanda Billings 863-234-4288 or Fran Way 883-675-7880. Kids! Learn to swimRed Cross Certi ed Instructor, Flora Zimmerly, is offering swimming lessons for children ages 10 months and older. Contact Assistant Instructor, Angela Maddox for more information at 863-234-6073. Legion sh fry/Sunday breakfastJoin the American Legion for its sh fry the rst Friday of each month, 5-7 p.m. Check out breakfast the rst Sunday every month, 699 SR 80W.Kiwanis meeting changeThe Kiwanis Club in LaBelle meets each third Tuesday of the month at the Kiwanis Thrift Store. It meets regularly meets on Tuesday evenings at 5:30 p.m. at Beef O’Brady’s on Hwy 80. We have regular guest speakers from the community who give interesting, educational and valuable information about what’s going on in our community. ACT offers counseling and related servicesAbuse Counseling and Treatment, Inc. is a non-pro t agency serving victims of sexual assault and domestic violence in Hendry, Glades and Lee Counties. ACT offers individual and group counseling, safe emergenc y shelter, 24-hour hotline and forensic examinations for survivors of rape. For more information please call 239-939-3112 or 1-888956-7273.VFW news Come to VFW Post 10100 and check our inexpensive lunch menu. VFW Post 10100 has bingo open to the public every Sunda y at 2 p.m. VFW Post 10100 serves the best Charcoal Grilled Hamburgers in town ever y Saturday from 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. $3 for the burgers and French Fries are only $1 more. Serving stops promptly at 1:30 p.m. Please come early.Welcome combat veteransVFW Post 10100 will pay the initial membership fees and the annual dues for an y armed forces personnel recently discharged from overseas combat duty or currently serving in harm’s way. For information, please call 863-675-8008. Yoga classes at Maple CornerYoga classes have been received so well that they will continue through the summer. Monday class starts at 4:15 p.m. and the Wednesday class starts at 3:30 in the clubhouse at Maple Corner. To enroll or obtain more information, please call Carol Kraft at 863-885-1339. Community Briefs

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(July 11, 2012) – Wildlife protection groups applaud a federal district court decision that reinstates protection for wetlands and the habitat of critically endangered Florida panthers. The decision overturns a 2007 move by the National Park Service to permit off-road vehicles on more than 20 miles of additional trails in the Bear Island Unit of south Florida’s Big Cypress National Preserve. The lawsuit was brought by Defenders of W ildlife, Sierra Club, The Humane Society of the United States, National Parks Conserv ation Association, The Florida Biodiversity Project, The Wilderness Society and Wildlands CPR. “The court’s decision sends the strongest message possible to the Park Service that it failed to adequately protect the Big Cypress National Preserve and its irreplaceable natural resources,” said Laurie Macdonald, Florida director of Defenders of Wildlife. “Sound natural resource conservation in the Big Cypress National Preserve is essential to protecting this incredibly diverse ecosystem, a unique part of America’s natural heritage. The court’s ruling makes clear that now is the time for all of us to work together to ensure that any activities in the preserve, including off-road vehicle use, protects the w ildlife, waters and wildlands of this special place.” For years, NPS has documented the negative impacts of ORV use in Big Cypress. ORV use in the preserve is referred to as a “high impact recreational activity” – responsible for rutting, compaction and oxidation of soils, destruction of plants and roots, alteration of wetland hydrology, facilitating the spread of invasive plant species throughout the preserve and causing behavioral disturbances to endangered animal species. Once ranging across the entire southeastern United States, the only known breeding population of Florida panthers exists in southern Florida, occupying ve percent of its historic range. Today the Florida panther is estimated to number 100 to 160 adult animals. Habitat loss, degradation and fragmentation are identi ed as the greatest threats to panther survival. “Off-road vehicle use has had well-documented and signi cant adverse impacts on w ildlife populations and their habitats,” said J onathan Lovvorn, senior vice president and chief counsel for The HSUS. “The court’s decision will help protect Florida panthers and other vulnerable species from ill-considered decisions that favor recreational activities over resource protection.” In reaching its decision, the court determined that NPS violated federal law by failing to conduct a new assessment of env ironmental impacts under the National Env ironmental Policy Act, and failing to explain how increasing ORV use would be consistent with policies that require the agency to minimize damage to natural resources and disruption of wildlife habitats. The ruling also addressed the actions of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, which concurred in the decision to reopen ORV trails in Bear Island. The court held that the USFWS violated the Endangered Species A ct by failing to exercise “reasoned scienti c judgment,” and failing to consider the current status of the Florida panther and the species’ vulnerability to the damage caused by ORV use in the preserve. The decision to re-open ORV trails in Bear Island in 2007 ew in the face of the agency’s own 17-year effort to curb damage caused by ORV use in Big Cypress. “While off-road vehicles are allowed in some parts of the Preserve, this judicial decision recognizes that there are some places where offroad vehicle recreation is too damaging and just doesn’t belong.” stated Bethanie Walder, with Wildlands CPR. In addition to violations of federal law, the court determined that the Park Service’s 2007 decision, which the agency made under pressure from hunters and other recreational users of the preserve, violates the terms of an ORV management plan that previously closed trails in 2000. “The judge agreed that these unique prairies and wetlands deserve protection from the impacts of ORVs,” said John Adornato, Sun Coast regional director of the National Parks Conservation Association. “The original plan intended to signi cantly reduce the area of the preserve impacted by ORVs and eliminate use entirely from the preserve’s most sensitive habitats such as prairies and marshes. The re-opening of these particular trails in Bear Island in 2007 was contrary to this preservation goal.” “Preserve managers are well aware that nearly one million people visit the preserve annually and the vast majority do not utilize ORVs. This decision will allow undisturbed access on foot to one of the most beautiful and biodiverse wetlands in North America,” said Matthew Schwartz of the Sierra Club, who regularly leads hikes in the preserve. “ORV use will continue to be allowed in sections of Bear Island where the use is sustainable, but now the proper balance between motorized and non-motorized use of Bear Island has been restored.” LaBelle Area Real Estate 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 w/2 homes $299,000 REDUCED! 3/2 Riverfront pool home near park, boat ramp & town. All appliances included $149,000 REDUCED 2/2 on 1 acre w/lots of fruit trees +3 car detached garage. Great neighborhood $795,000 REDUCE D Beautiful, rare wa terfront propert y zoned Commercial with 2 homes on th e property www.labelleriverside.com Riverside Real Estate45 South Riverview Street LaBelle, FL 33935863-675-2718 Lic. Real Estate Broker LISTED AT Appraised Valueƒ 3BR/2BA Manufactured home, family room w/“replace & Island Kitchen. Make offer today. $55,000 SECLUDED GATED in G lades County, 3Br /2Ba Manufactured home on 5 Acres. $178,000 3BR/3Ba Home on 1.36 acres w/ 66 boat dock and 10,000 lb electric lift. $349,000 UNDER CONTRACT UNDER CONTRACT 580 S. Main St. • LaBelle, FL• 863 675-1973To view all our listings please visit our websitewww .newhorizons-re.com e-mail: greg@newhorizons-re.com Greg Miners Lic R.E.Broker Associates Delia Miners, Se Habla Espanol MOBILE HOMES $100,000 $90,000 $69,900. $60,000. $50,000. $49,500. $27,900. $24,900. LOTS $33,150. Possible seller “nancing. $35,000. $23,900. $16,500. $15,000. $15,000. $14,000. To view all our listings please visit our website www.newhorizons-re.com e-mail: greg@newhorizons-re.com Greg Miners Lic R.E. Broker; Associates Delia Miners, Lisa Cox Gladys Dieguez, Neal Livingston, Tim Gonazlez & Hugo VargasSe Habla EspanolUNDER CONTRACT UNDER CONTRACT 863-675-4500or visit our website atwww.soland.comSherri Denning Licensed Real Estate Broker Associates: Trisha Arnold, Tony Barnes, Emily A. Bates, Cindi Beer, Edwin Bosley, Gregory Bone, Lisa Cleghorn, Beverly Curtis, Donna Kane, Paul Meador, Wayne Simmons and Denise WalkerWELCOME TO PARADISE! $179,900 RENTALS ALSO AVAILABLE: 2/1 home in Country Village $600 p/mo WWW.BELLEREALTY.COM B e l l e R e a l t y C o B e l l e R e a l t y C o 8 8 6 6 3 3 6 6 7 7 5 5 7 7 5 5 2 2 2 2 w w w w w w . B B e e l l l l e e R R e e a a l l t t y y . c c o o m m Terri Banky Lic. Real Estate Broker Associates:Shary Weckwerth, Stephanie Weatherford, Sandra Alexander and Lisa Andrews C H E C K O U T A L L O U R L I S T I N G S O N L I N E COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL $20,000 $40,000 $79,000 $89,900 $102,250 $169,000 $169,000 $189,900 $199,000 $295,000 $641,203 WATERFRONT $119,000 $192,500 $198,000 $259,900 $399,000 $550,000 $998,000 $999,900 $1,300,000 LOTS & LAND $2,500 $6,400 $8,900 $25,000 SOLD SOLD 863-517-1153Linda Dekle Davis • Lic. Real Estate Broker MUSE: $480,000. 20 AC, D/W, $175,000. LARGE CUSTOM HOME $365,000. 13.33 AC, S. $48,654, Seller “nancing 200 AC S. $7,000 per acre. Seller “nancing CHARMING HOME $85,000. 10 ACRES, $32,000 26+ ACRES 20 ACRES $79,000 16.79 AC, South, $75,555 Possible Seller “nancing 63+/ACRES $3500 PER ACRE Seller “nancing 66 AC $7,000 per acre. Seller “nancing DOUBLE WIDE MOBILE $650per month MOBILE HOME 12 Caloosa Belle July 19, 2012 Federal Court: No more off-road vehicle trails in Big Cypress

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LostFt Denaud -Lost small chihuahua looking dog, Light brown male, white stripe down back. Red nylon collar with rabies tag. 863-675-1360 Estate SaleCLEWISTON 119 West Esperanza Fri. 7/20, 4-8pm & Sat. 7/21, 8am-noon. VI/MC accepted. Garage/ Yard SalesLABELLE Sat. July 21st, 7:00 am Noon, 638 Bryan Ave. Something for everyone. Alot of Daycare items. Your new home could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Garage/ Yard SalesLABELLE 131 Hardee Street, Saturday, July 21st, 7:30am-until ?. ALL FURNITURE SALE: includes dining set with side buffet table, glass coffee and end tables, small sofa/loveseat, and more. All in lovely condition and ready to sell! For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Employment Full TimeDrivers: Dedicated Account! Top Pay, Bene ts, Miles, Great Home-Time & More! Werner Enterprises: 1-888-567-4854 HANDYMAN NEEDED Experience required. Call (239)229-1633 Irrigation Foreman for Citrus Company Must have experience in coordinating and directing workers in the irrigation maintenance of a citrus grove. Position requires some computer knowledge in the diagnostic and trouble shoot of problems with irrigation system. A minimum of 3 years experience, bi-lingual a plus, great bene ts package. Please fax resume including detailed work history to: (239) 369-2267. PIPE LAYERS & FOREMAN experienced in water & wastewater. Labors and Equipment Operators for a project located in Immokalee, Please call Jay Bright at 561-902-4660 starting 7-16-12. Employment Full TimeLarge Citrus Harvester located in SW Florida is accepting applications for a Harvesting Manager position. A minimum of 5 years experience with references is required. Bi-lingual a plus, great bene t package. Please email resume to:citrusharvester@gmail.com Pre-School Teacher Experience required. Holiday and Bene ts package Call 239-229-1633 or Fax resume to 863-675-7048 Employment MedicalDental Assistant Florida Community Health Centers, Moore Haven. Must have 1 yr exp. Bilingual (Spanish/English) preferred. Competitive salary & excellent bene ts. Fax resume to (561) 844-1013 or email hr@fchcinc.org EOE/DFWP. Employment Part TimeLABELLE CHURCH is looking for a part-time keyboardist. Call 863-234-1477 for more information. Part-time Music Director for Carlson Memorial United Methodist in LaBelle. 10 hours a week. Must be familiar with Traditional and Contemporary styles. Needs to be able to read music and play the piano or keyboard and guitar preferred. Please contact the church of ce at (863) 675-0656 to apply or e-mail cmumc@embarqmail.com Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Business Opportunities NOTICEIndependent Newspapers will never accept any advertisement that is illegal or considered fraudulent. In all cases of questionable value, such as promises of guaranteed income from work-athome programs if it sounds too good to be true, chances are that it is. If you have questions or doubts about any ad on these pages, we advise that before responding or sending money ahead of time, you check with the Better Business Bureau at 772-878-2010 for previous complaints. Some 800 and 900 telephone numbers may require an extra charge, as well as long distance toll costs. We will do our best to alert our reader of these charges in the ads, but occasionally we may not be aware of the charges. Therefore, if you call a number out of your area, use caution. For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Lawn ServiceGonzalez Lawn Service LLC: Complete lawn care; pressure cleaning; tree trimming; and general repair. Lic & Insured. 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Sell it sooner in the classifieds ApartmentsGreentree South Apartments Available for Immediate Occupancy 2 & 3 Bedroom Apartments •Ask about our move-in specials •Spacious Apartment in quiet, country setting •Full time bilingual Site Manager • Community Room, Tot lot, Playground, Activities • Sewer and trash included in rent no additional charge to resident •Handicap units available • Rental rates starting at $602 Call 675-0313 TDD #1-800-955-8771 40 Greentree Drive, #101, LaBelle 9:00 AM -5:00 PM, Mon-Fri Equal Housing Opportunity Near Center of LABELLE 1 br. Furnished Apt. Living Rm, & Kitch. $550 per month. No pets. Sec. deposit required. 863-234-1153. Houses RentBRYAN AVE., LaBelle, 3BR/2BA, LR, DR, family and laundry rooms, H/AC, hardwood oors & carpeting; city water & septic; no pets; nonsmkg. env.; references; $650/month; $650/security; 863-675-2392. House for rent 3 bedroom, 1 bath Fenced backyard $650 mthly $500 deposit 863-441-4272 Houses RentCenter LaBelle Old Florida House, 2BR, 1BA, LR/DR, eat-in kitchen, laundry hookups, enclosed porch; Window A/C’s, city water & sewer; no pets; non-smkg. Env.; references; $550/month; $550/security; 863-675-2392. COTTAGE FOR RENT: Located in LaBelle. Furnished or Unfurnished. Washer & Dryer included. Rent includes water, lawn maintenance & garbage and portion of electric & cable. $675 mo. (863)517-1000 Huge 3BR, 2 BA Estate 2200 sq. ft. on 2 1/2 acres. Pioneer Plantation. $700 month. Call 239-285-7020 LABELLE Nice 3br, 2ba, with large kitchen, 2 large LR’s, laundry, lg yard, May accept one small pet. $650/mo + Sec. (863)675-2993 LaBelle, very nice 2BR /1BA Duplex, city water/septic, C/A/H, laundry / storage / carport; non-smkg. env., no pets; $550 month/$550 sec., ref’s & lease 863-675-2392. Near Center of Labelle2 br./2 ba., kitc. dining area, LR/DR, utility rm, & screened porch. No pets. 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(954)815-6363 LABELLE 2BR, 1 BA, covered front & bac k decks, on 5 acres, $600/mo, $600 sec. References required. Call (239)246-5106. LaBelle 3 BR, AC Large deck, $140 week, $200 dep. Call 863-673-3658. Love the earth Recycle your used items by selling them in the classifieds. 13 Caloosa Belle July 19, 2012

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING PORT LABELLE UTILITY ADVISORY BOARD Notice is hereby given that the Port LaBelle Utility Advisory Board will hold a meeting Monday, July 23, 2012 at 2:00 P.M. at the Hendry County Courthouse, 25 East Hickpoochee Avenue, Commission Chambers, LaBelle, Florida. The meeting is open to the public. The meeting site is accessible by the disabled. If a person decides to appeal any decision made with respect to any matter considered at this meeting, he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Port LaBelle Advisory Committee 421950 CN/CB 7/19/2012 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 4074 2008 4104329-06021980050 Leo G. Wade Lot 5, Block 2198, Port LaBelle Unit 6, a subdivision according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 109, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the First Thursday in the month of August, 2012, which is the 2nd day of August, 2012 Dated this 20th day of June, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 420451 CN 6/28;7/5,12,19/2012 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 5001 2008 4104329-03021260010 Emilia G. Guerrero Lot 1, Block 2126, Port LaBelle Unit 3, a subdivision according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 73, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., on the First Thursday in the month of August, 2012 which is the 2nd day of August, 2012. Dated this 20th day of June, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 420452 CN 6/28;7/5,12,19/2012 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 4073 2008 4104329-06021980020 Efren & Carlita Tambio Lot 2, Block 2198, Port LaBelle Unit 6, a subdivision according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 109, Public Records of Hendry County,Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the First Thursday in the month of August, 2012 which is the 2nd day of August, 2012. Dated this 20th day of June, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 420450 CN 6/28;7/5,12,19/2012 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 4071 2008 4104329-06021970130 Anthony A. Marino Lot 13, Block 2197, Port LaBelle Unit 6, a subdivision according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 109, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the First Thursday in the month of August, 2012 which is the 2nd day of August, 2012. Dated this 20th day of June, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 420448 CN 6/28;7/5,12,19/2012 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 4072 2008 4104329-06021970190 Filbert & Annette Dorlouis Lot 19, Block 2197, Port LaBelle Unit 6, a subdivision according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 109, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., on the First Thursday in the month of August, 2012 which is the 2nd day of August, 2012. Dated this 20th day of June, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 420449 CN 6/28;7/5,12,19/2012 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 537 2009 1174329-03000000190 JPFD Investment Corporation The North 66 feet of Lot 27 and the South 33 feet of the right-of-way of the street running East and West which lies between Lots 27 and 30, Favors Subdivision, according to the plat thereof recor ded in Plat Book 1, Page 27, 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 First Thursday in the month of August, 2012, which is the 2nd day of August, 2012. Dated this 20th day of June, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 420455 CN 6/28;7/5,12,19/2012 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 1046 2009 1274331-010000Q0160 Ralph B. Seymour & Gail Seymour The Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 27, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Lot 16, Block Q, Pioneer Plantation, 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 First Thursday in the month of August, 2012 which is the 2nd day of August, 2012. Dated this 20th day of June, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 420468 CN 6/28;7/5,12,19/2012 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 1045 2009 1274331-010000Q0150 Ralph B. Seymour & Gail Seymour The Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 27, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Lot 15, Block Q, Pioneer Plantation, 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 First Thursday in the month of August, 2012, which is the 2nd day of August, 2012. Dated this 20th day of June, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 420467 CN 6/28;7/5,12,19/2012 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 430 2009 1324229-02000120011 Alta S. Baker Lots 3, 4 and 5, Block 12, North LaBelle Subdivision, in Section 32, Township 42 South, Range 29 East, Hendry County, Florida, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 83, Public Records of DeSoto County, Florida, lying and being in Hendry County, Florida and the South one-half of vacated Bonanza Avenue along the North side of said lots and the North one-half of vacated alley abutting the South side of said lots. 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 First Thursday in the month of August, 2012, which is the 2nd day of August, 2012. Dated this 20th day of June, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 420453 CN 6/28;7/5,12,19/2012 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 2507 2008 1314433-A0000310000 Eileen J. Otano The North one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 31, Township 44 South, Range 33 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 6028, 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 First Thursday in the month of August, 2012 which is the 2nd day of August, 2012. Dated this 20th day of June, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 420446 CN 6/28;7/5,12,19/2012 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 1055 2009 1284331-A0000260000 Kettly Cherubin The Northeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 28, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the West 30.00 feet thereof. Also known as Lot 363, Pioneer Plantation, 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 First Thursday in the month of August, 2012 which is the 2nd day of August, 2012 Dated this 20th day of June, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 420728 CN 6/28;7/5,12,19/2012 NOTICE OF BUDGET WORKSHOP/ SPECIAL MEETING The Board of Supervisors for the Central County Water Control District will be holding a budget workshop/special meeting on Wednesday July 24, 2012 at 7:00 pm, at 475 S. Cabbage Palm Street. The purpose of this workshop/special meeting will be to discuss the District’s budget and any other business which comes before the Board. All interested persons are invited to attend and be heard with respect to the proposed budget. Interested persons may appear on their own behalf or by agent or attorney. If anyone decides to appeal a decision made by the Board with respect to any matters considered at the meeting or hearing, a record of the proceeding will be needed for the appeal and that for such purposes, may need to insure that a verbatim record of the proceeding is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: IF YOU REQUIRE SPECIAL AID OR SERVICES AS ADDRESSED IN THE AMERICAN DISABILITIES ACT, PLEASE CONTACT THE DISTRICT CLERK’S OFFICE AT (863)983-5797, NO LESS THAN FIVE (5) DAYS PRIOR TO THE ABOVE STATED HEARING DATE. CENTRAL COUNTY WATER CONTROL DISTRICT 421041 CN 7/12,19/2012 NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING HENDRY COUNTY CONSTRUCTION LICENSING BOARD Notice is hereby given that the Hendry County Construction Licensing Board will hold a meeting Thursday, July 26, 2012 at 6:00 p.m., at the Hendry County Courthouse, Commission Chambers, 25 East Hickpochee Avenue, Labelle, Florida. The meeting is open to the public. The meeting site is accessible by the disabled. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the board, agency, or commission with respect to any matter considered at such meeting or hearing, he or she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he or she may need to ensure that a verbatim record o f the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimon y and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. 421936 CN/CB 7/19/2012 NOTICE TO PUBLICThe Hendry County Hospital Authority Board of Directors will conduct their monthly Board meeting on Monday, July 30, 2012 at 1:30pm in Suite 1 at Hendry Regional Convenient Care Center, 450 S. Main Street, LaBelle, FL 33935. The public is invited to attend.422176 CN 7/19/2012 LEGAL NOTICE The following vehicles will be sold at public auction on July 30, 2012 @ 10 a.m. at Clewiston Towing 600 E Sugarland Hwy Clewiston FL 33440: 1997 Mercury, VIN: 2MELM74W4VX653804 ***We have the right to refuse any and all bids**** 422113 CN 7/19/2012 Mobile Home RentMobile Homes for rent starting at $100 per week. Water and some electric included only $50 deposit. Call Jaime 863-781-3429 Mobile HomeSale3BR 2 BA, New condition. Central air. Including nice lot. Owner nancing with 20% down. (863)675-8010 or (863)673-6467. 3br/2bath doublewide on Cowboy Way $3000 down. Ready to move in. Bad or no credit accepted. Call Kenny at 863-673-4325 or 863-675-8888 3br/2bath doublewide with deck across the front located in nice subdivision just northwest of the bridge. Easy nancing with your good credit. Call 863-673-4325 or 863-675-8888 4br/2bath doublewide owner nancing on 1/2 acre lot. $5000 down $510 monthly. Call Kenny at 863-673-4325 or 863-675-8888 Doublewide 3br/2bath located in nice subdivision on E Road. 1/2 acre lot. Good or bad credit accepted. Ready to move in. $5000 down $500 monthly. Call Kenny at 863-673-4325 or 863-675-8888 Doublewide 5br/2bath on 1/2 acre lot. Easy nancing with your good credit. $3500 down, located in Horseshoe Acres on East Hwy 80. Call Kenny 863-673-4325 or 863-675-8888 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Campers/RVsWanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot. Call 941-347-7171 Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze! Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice 14 Caloosa Belle July 19, 2012 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Public Notice Public Notice READING A NEWSPAPER...makes you a more informed and interesting person. No wonder readers are more successful!

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Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1021 2009 1274331-010000D0010 Raul Martinez & Katia Caballero The Northeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 27, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Lot 1, Block D, Pioneer Plantation, an unrecorded subdivision. Subject to an easement for an access road of the North 30.00 feet thereof. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the First Thursday in the month of August, 2012 which is the 2nd day of August, 2012. Dated this 20th day of June, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 420459 CN 6/28;7/5,12,19/2012 Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 968 2009 1224331-010000F0040 Raul Martinez and Katia Caballero The Northwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 22, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the North 30.00 feet thereof. Also known as Lot 4, Block F, Pioneer Plantation, an unrecorded subdivision. And The Southwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 22, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the South 30.00 feet thereof. Also known as Lot 5, Block F, Pioneer Plantation, 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 First Thursday in the month of August, 2012 which is the 2nd day of August, 2012. Dated this 20th day of June, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 420457 CN 6/28;7/5,12,19/2012 Public Notice Public Notice APPLIANCES & REPAIRS CAR RENTAL CARPET CLEANING CARPET AND UPHOLSTERY CLEANING Deep Clean, Sanitize, Deodorize PRESSURE WASHING AVAILABLE! HANDY MAN • Locally owned/operated 863-675-7297 to schedule CHIROPRACTIC Parrish Family ChiropracticDr. Joshua Parrish, DC Dr. Selena Parrish, DC Phone: (863) 675-0421 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 15 Caloosa Belle July 19, 2012 Caloosa Belle/ Patty BrantGenerosityRIGHT: Ten-year-old Elizabeth Raya of LaBelle has a big heart and a great head of hair. The LES fth grader has donated her beautiful hair to cancer patients an amazing three times since she was seven years old. LEFT: After she had her hair cut the third time. The Firehouse Community Center is pleased to announce the line up for its twentieth season. Fall opens with “Dial “M” for Murder” b y Frederick Knott and directed by Deb Kik. This Alfred Hitchcock thriller revolves around a love triangle and one person is shot. But was it the right person? Show dates are October 26, 27, 28 and Nov. 2, 3, 4, 2012. Next up will be Nutcracker by Patric k Rainville Doran and Bill Francoeur will be directed by Emily Bates. On Christmas Eve, the mysterious Godfather Drosselmeier presents Marie with an unusual Nutcracker. That night she is awakened by a band o f renegade mice, led by the evil Mouse King. Show dates are November 30, Dec. 1, 2 and Dec. 7, 8, 9, 2012. In January, travel back in time for “Juke Box Jive,” directed by Nick Fidanza. This original musical journey will be set in a “hip” soda shoppe and will feature music o f the ‘50s and ‘60s. Show dates are Januar y 11, 12, 13 and January 18, 19, 20, 2013. In February, watch for “Steel Magnolias,” written by Robert Harling and directed b y Joel Hawkins. This poignant but humorous story takes place in Truvy’s Hair Salon and revolves around the lives of ve women in small town Louisiana. Show dates are February 15, 16, 17 and Feb. 22, 23, 24, 2013. The nal show of the season will be “Nice People Dancing to Good Country Music,” by Lee Blessing and directed by Dave Johnson. This very funny play is about the eccentricities of the people living and working at a good-ole-boy bar in Houston, Texas. Show dates are March 16, 16, 17 and March 22, 23, 24, 2013. Lights, Sounds, Stage Crew Wanted!!The theater is looking for a few responsible, reliable people to help with lights, sound and stage crew for this coming season. The y are working towards building a staff that can rotate between shows. If you are interested in the theater, but may not want to act, this is the perfect volunteer position for you! Season ticketsSeason Ticket Membership letters have been sent! A season ticket assures that you will get to see every show! This year, to mar k their 20th anniversary, theater members are putting together a very special playbill and they would like to include your name in it as a patron. Please make sure to return your season reservation form by September 1, 2012. The Web site has the season ticket membership letters, along with our line up, seating chart and ticketing policy. If you would like a Season Ticket Membership letter sent, please the Ticket Hotline at (863) 675-3066 and leave your contact information or check the Web site at info@ rehousecommunitytheatre.com. Cultural center announces season line up

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The School of Opportunity! Program Begins September 4, 2012FORT MYERS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY3800 Michigan Avenue Fort Myers, FL 33916(239) 334-4544At Edison State College Hendry/Glades Center 1092 East Cowboy Way LaBelle, FL 33935 Edison State College Articulation agreement in nursing—LPN bridge to RN at Edison State College Full-time day program Regional workforce funding www.fortmyerstech.edu It has been my honor to serve you as Sheriff. In just three and a half years, we have made dozens of major, positive accomplishments and additions that better our agency. Because of these changes, Hendry County is a safer place to live. Below are just a few accomplishments that I would like to highlight. • I have never raised the budget. In fact, I have been able to absorb within the budget approximately $3,000,000 in federal mandates and cost increases outside my control. • Added ten deputies to the road to better serve the outlying communities such as Montura, Pioneer and Felda. • Our narcotics arrests have doubled • Deputies self initiated calls for service have over doubled, deputies are now proactive instead of reactive. • Our overall crime rate is down. In my brochure that you either have or will be receiving, you will see all the changes we have made. We have come far but I’m not satisfied yet. Every day we find ways to better our community. Please allow me to continue to be your Sheriff for a second term. Hendry County deserves some stability in the office of Sheriff. I ask for your vote on August 14th. Thank you, Steve Whidden Hendry County Sheriff “Paid for by Steve Whidden, candidate for Hendry Co. Sheriff, Democrat.” 16 Caloosa Belle July 19, 2012 Students of Florida Gulf Coast University joined with local Intelligentsia International college student interns for a trails clean-up day at LaBelle Nature Park next to the Captain Hendry House. The FGCU students helping out on Saturday, July 7, were a div erse group of students majoring in graphics arts, mathematics, biology, marine science, and criminal justice. All FGCU students are required to complete 80 service learning hours as part of their undergraduate degree programs. Students can choose from over 200 projects of non-pro t organizations registered with the FGCU Of ce of Service Learning and Civic Engagement. The LaBelle Nature Park project and lunch for FGCU students was sponsored by the Rotary Club of LaBelle and the Caloosahatchee River Citizens Association (Riverwatch). During the lunch held at the home of Riverwatch V.P. Margaret England the students also heard presentations about the park and river by Riverwatch Director Marti Daltry and LaBelle Rotarian John Capece. The Hendry/LaBelle Recreation Board provided equipment and hauling for the park clean up. The Board is responsible for overall management of the ten-acre park on lands the City of LaBelle leases from South Florida Water Management District. Shellie Johnson, planner for the City of LaBelle, also participated in the day-long event, developing ideas on how to better integrate and feature the park as a community amenity. The LaBelle Nature Park is open to the public from dawn to dusk for leisurely walks along the tranquil forest trails and along the more challenging old river oxbow and river bank trails. FGCU students help clean the LaBelle’s Nature Park Submitted photoFGCU and other college students joined in a LaBelle Nature Park trails clearing project sponsored by LaBelle Rotary and Caloosahatchee Riverwatch. Caloosa Belle/ Patty BrantArts in LaBelleMembers of the Arts of the Inland are on hiatus until October. Next January Arts of the Inland will begin meeting every other month, with a bi-monthly news letter to cover those months without a meeting. Arts of the Inland has also welcomed the Gulf Coast Writers Association as an af liate organization. Pictured at the group's last meeting at Barron Library are Arts of the Inland President LaVon Koenig left, and Firehouse Community Theater President Susan Jordan.