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Title: The Caloosa belle
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Publisher: S.H. Stalls
Place of Publication: LaBelle Fla
Publication Date: 08-09-2012
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Thursday, August 9, 2012 50¢ Plus tax V ol. 89 No. 32 by Patty BrantCaloosa Belle Just ve days away, the Hendr y County Primary Election is on re. Candidates are feverishly meeting the public, trying to get their message across. A good number of Hendry's 16,927 voters have already cast their ballots. As of Tuesday morning, August 7, 845 early voters and 435 absentee voters had alread y made their choices. Early voting ends August 11. Hendry's party af liations line up this way: Democrats: 8,816 Republican: 5,484 Others: 2,627 Winning candidates in the Primary for each party will meet the opposing party's candidate in the General Election on November 6. The following candidates will be on the Primary ballot for LaBelle area voters:SheriffRepublican candidates in the Primary are: Eliberto Carmona, Mark R. Chamberlain and Raymond A. Van Houten. In the Primary Democrats voting for Sheriff will choose among: Matthew A. Beatty, Steven Maldonado and incumbent Steve Whidden. The winning Republican and Democratic candidate will face each other in the General Election.Superintendent of SchoolsRepublicans squaring off in the Voting on going in Primary Welcome the newest group of local residents stepping up to support the community. The Hendry County Give Back Committee is a non-pro t group in LaBelle that plans to raise money to bene t our community. The group has a ve-person board consisting of local residents, who have come together as a non-pro t organization to raise money for the beautiful town of LaBelle. Each year, a speci c project, in Hendry County, will be chosen and through various fundraising events money will be raised to fund the project. The sole mission of this organization is to gather as a community to assist in the funding of various local projects that will enhance the lives of our local youth. The 2012 fundraising event theme will be "Lighting of the Parks." The Hendry County Give Back Committee met with the Parks and Recreation director and came to a dual consensus that lighting of the parks will increase safety and security for all LaBelle residents. Your Hendry County Give Back committee has reviewed and examined a total of 17 parks and has carefully chosen two that have become this year's focus. Due to occupancy and usage, the rst choice is the LaBelle Community Civic Park (adjacent to LaBelle Elementary School). This park is becoming a popular spot for not only families, but also exercise enthusiasts and athletic events held throughout the year. Not only will a portion of the park be lighted, but the group will also install a beautiful water fountain that was previously donated. The second goal the committee chose is Bob Mason Park. Those that have been in the area for many years have watched a beautiful park being misused. The committee felt this park could be enhanced for a more family oriented atmosphere by installing lights. The lighting will ensure safety and security to this beautiful riverside park. The Give Back Committee is also very excited about its future goals that will include fundraising events to bene t scholarship funds, LaBelle Little League, Pop Warner and numerous other worGroup nding ways to Give Back' Caloosa Belle/ Patty BrantThe Give Back Committee is taking on a big job, fund raising in support of local causes. Their rst project is to put lighting at the LaBelle Civic Park. Pictured from left: Brent Thigpen, Matt Germain, John Anderson, John Derleth and Chad Perkins. See Give — Page 2 See Lunches — Page 2 See Voting — Page 2 by Patty BrantCaloosa Belle It's back to school time. New clothes, books, pens, paper, notebooks getting up in the morning! It's the same every year the hustle and bustle of preparing the kids to take the next step in their education. This year, however, parents w ill be getting a little help when it comes to school lunches. First of all, you can go online to apply for free and reduced lunches from the Hendry County School District. Apply from a secure Web site to your school no paper forms to be lost or misplaced. Just go to w ww.LunchApplication.com. The Web site will let you know exactly what information you need to provide. Once you apply, the district will determine your eligibility and send you a letter with the results. Another online tool for parents is www.LunchPrepay.com. Apply payments directly to your child's account online and check your Better lunches, nutrition

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GRAND OPENING! GRAN INAUGURACI"N! GRAND OPENING! GRAN INAUGURACI"N!Se Habla EspaolUrgent & Convenient Care Center Katie Drake, D.O. NEED HELP NAVIGATING MEDICARE? LET US BE YOUR GUIDE! FREE, Condential, and Unbiased Help With: For assistance or to become a SHINE volunteer, call 1-866-413-5337SHINE is a Florida Department of Elder Aairs program operated in partnership with your local Area Agency on Aging to provide information and assistance with Medicare. All services are free, objective and condential. WE DO NOT SELL INSURANCE OR REPRESENT ANY INSURANCE ENTITY. 2 Caloosa Belle August 9, 2012balance all at the same place. You can even receive a low balance noti cation so you can replenish the account with no laps. There is a one-time $10 membership fee. Money can be deposited into your child's account using your debit or credit card. You can deposit money into multiple students' accounts in one payment and view balances and get a low balance noti cation via email. Another bonus you can track what your child is buying for breakfast and lunch. The site provides access to a 90-day history of what students are buying for breakfast and lunch. "Good nutrition is essential to learning. If parents stay involved with nutrition the way they do with grades, it bene ts the child," said Darrell Harris, child nutrition director for Hendry County School Board. The Child Nutrition Services, a non-pro t group, operates nine cafeterias in Hendry County School District, the National School Lunch Program and National School Breakfast Program. To learn more visit www.LunchPrepay. com. To register you need your child's student ID number. If you don't have this number you can get it from your student's school. The group provides healthy, nutritious meals at a reasonable cost and also nutrition education for students, introducing them to healthier meal choices. The lunch prepay.com Web site was developed by Education Management Systems, Inc., a K-12 administrative software company headquartered in Wilmington, NC. The company develops, distributes and supports school accounting and food service management software in schools throughout the US. Primary are Paul Puletti and Joel Williamson. The winner will challenge incumbent Richard A. "Rick" Murphy in November.Supervisor of ElectionsDemocratic candidates for Supervisor of Elections in the Primary are Kim HarrisW hite vs. Brenda Hoots. The chosen Democratic candidate will then compete against Rep. Kevin Drummond and Rose Raulerson-Mason (No Party A f liation) in November.Florida Senate District 39On the Primary ballot: Democrats Dwight Bullard, James Bush III, Sal Gutierrez, John J J Johnson and Ron Saunders will vie for the opportunity to meet Republican Scott Hopes in the November General Election. Races going directly to the November 6 General Election are:Property AppraiserIncumbent Democrat Phillip Pelletier w ill face Republican and former Property A ppraiser Kristina Kulpa.Clerk of Circuit Court In November, incumbent Barbara Butler (Democrat) will be challenged by newcomer Republican Larry Wilcoxson.Tax CollectorLong time Tax Collector Peggy Hampton and Democrat is being challenged by political newcomer Republican Tom Corbitt in November.County Commission District #3Incumbent Republican Tristan G. Chapman will be challenged by Democrat Don Davis.School Board District 4Stephanie Busin, John Perry and Cynthia Luevano Potter are the candidates in this non-partisan race. Incumbent Matt Beatty is running for sheriff.Florida House of Representatives District 80Republican Matt Hudson will meet NPA candidate Pam Brown in November. Books will close for the November 6 General Election on October 9. Hendry County voters should remember that their Precincts may have changed and there are fewer polling places than in previous elections. LaBelle area polling places include: Precinct 2 Carlson Memorial United Methodist Church, Precinct 3 LaBelle Civic Center, Precinct 5 Felda Community Center, Precinct 8 Pioneer Fire Station and Precinct 9 Grace Baptist Church. All Hendry County voters should have a new Voter Registration Card with their Precinct listed and must also bring a photo ID with them to the polls. Acceptable IDs include: Florida driver's license, passport, military ID, debit or credit card with a picture ID, student ID, retirement center ID, neighborhood association ID and public assistance ID. Books close for the General Election on October 9. V otingContinued From Page 1 Lunches Continued From Page 1 thy causes. This year's event will be a rib cook-of f competition on Saturday, September 29, at Barron Park. This event will showcase participants' grilling skills, as well as allo w participants to compete for great prizes and bragging rights. The event will consist not only of a rib cook-off, but kids fun zone, various vendors, live music, horseshoe tournament, food and soft drinks. If you would like to be involved in this community event (cookers, vendors, sponsors, horseshoes, or just good ol' famil y fun.), Please visit their Web site at www. hendrycountygiveback.com or please call 863-342-4291. This was created to be "LaBelle's hometown give back charity." All are welcome and encouraged to participate and enjoy. GiveContinued From Page 1 Caloosa Belle/ Dale ConyersBack to SchoolCenterState Bank is taking donations for back to school supplies for Hendry County. We would gladly accept any donations our community would like to make. “Our Goal is to Stuff the Bus” so come into our of ce, located at 45 North Bridge Street, and pay us a visit, we would love your support. Supplies needed include #2 pencils, pens, backpacks, colored pencils, composition books, scissors, crayons, spiral notebooks, erasers, supply pouches, folders, paper towels, glue bottles, wide-ruled paper, highlighters and ziplock bags. April Cochram is pictured showing off some of this year’s supplies.

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Highlands & Glades Counties Along w ith the rain came lightning. Lightning ignitions smolder for days before they start to show visible signs. Scouting lightning ignitions is the responsibility of the xed-wing spotter pilot from the Florida Forest Service. "Using a lightning map, I make a ight plan to concentrate on positive lightning strikes. It's commonly believed that the positive strikes, which are 5-10 times stronger than the negative strikes, are responsible for most forest res." says Sanne Esque, Airplane Pilot, Florida Forest Service (FFS) Sanne continues, "As I y I have up to 25 miles of visibility in our Forestry aircraft. It's a very ef cient way to spot the beginnings of a smoldering wild re." Sanne covers 6 counties along her route and radios to FFS dispatch the location of the wild res. FFS dispatch relays the information to State Fire ghters in dozers and brush trucks and local re departments to extinguish the re. Fixed-wing pilots are an essential element on wild re scenes. These airplanes are used to scout-out wild res and then serve as "eyes in the sky" for re ghters on the ground. Smoke impedes ground crews so the pilot will communicate to the re ghters information such as, the location of houses, sheds and vehicles in relation to the direction of the re. The pilot can also locate roads and trails for access to the re and also fences, and the gates to get through them. They can make the re ghters aware of ditches, ag ponds, power lines, and man y other obstacles. The pilot can see the fuel types that the re is moving into and thus assist the Incident Commander in determining the initial attack priorities and the necessit y for possibly ordering more resources. Recent wild re activity in Glades Count y that Florida Forest Service responded to: August 5, north of Gatorama; Cause: lightning; Acreage 35. August 5, near Boar Hammock 1/2 miles from railroad; Cause: lightning; Acreage 35. August 6: across from Gatorama near Boar's Hammock; Cause: lightning; Acreage 30. Hello Hendry County Residents, this is Brenda Hoots candidate for Supervisor of Elections, asking for you vote! We have enjoyed visiting with voters in Hendry County. Also, Id like to thank all those that came out to the forums sponsored by local organizations. e Primary Election is quickly approaching on August the 14th. Just a friendly reminder, everyone cast your vote in the Primary Election. At 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 11, Early Voting will be ending. Aer Early Voting ends you will still have the option to vote Absentee or at the Polls on August 14th. I am committed to do the best possible job serving you the public as your Supervisor of Elections. During my 21 years working with the Elections Oce and as the Assistant Supervisor of Elections, I have acquired the experience and skills necessary to be your Supervisor of Elections. I am asking for your vote and the opportunity to ensure that the Hendry County elections continue to be done with accuracy and integrity. I give a Hoot! Asking you to Give a Hoot and Vote for Brenda Hoots for Supervisor of Elections. Early Voting begins: July 30 through August 11, 2012 OFFICE LOCATIONS: Monday through Saturday … 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 25 E. Hickpochee Ave., LaBelle Monday through Saturday … 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. 100 E. El Paso Ave., Clewiston GIVE A HOOT Vote Brenda Hoots forSupervisor of ElectionsPolitical Advertisement Paid for and approved by Brenda Hoots Democrat for Supervisor of Elections 3 Caloosa Belle A ugust 9, 2012 LaBelleRobert Franklyn Bearse II, 32, was arrested August 3 and charged with burglary of an unoccupied dwelling unarmed, dealing in stolen property, grand theft $300-$5,000, providing false owner information to pawn items under $300. C. Buchhofer was arresting of cer.ClewistonAnthony Antoine Fuller, 35, was arrested A ugust 5 and charged with a nonmoving traf c violation driving with a suspended license habitual offender. N. Krause was arresting of cer. Kenia Yanet Villatoro, 22, was arrested A ugust 5 and charged with battery on an of cer, re ghter, EMT, etc., and obstructing justice in uence/intimidate/hinder a law enforcement of cer in his duties. CPD Of ce Hicks was arresting of cer. Andy Jesus Alarcon, 23, was arrested August 4 and charged with criminal mischief $300-$1,000, burglary of an unoccupied dwelling unarmed and possession of burglary tools with intent to use. J. Perez was arresting of cer. Jorge Luis Quinones 28, was arrested August 4 and charged with possession of a controlled substance without a prescription and possession of marijuana under 20 grams. N. Krause was arresting of cer. Jeffrey Bernard Williams, 47, was arrested August 3 and charged with possession of a weapon or ammo by a convicted Florida felon, possession of cocaine with intent to sell, etc., and traf cking opium or a derivative 4 grams to 30 kilograms. Seth Wade Robbins, 42, was arrested August 7 and charged with driving with a suspended or revoked license habitual offender. He was arrested by Seminole Police Department. Genell Roberts, 32, was arrested August 1 and charged with possession of a controlled substance without a prescription. J. Brown was arresting of cer. Margie Tess Billie, 29, was arrested August 1 and charged with possession of cocaine and possession/use of drug equipment. J. Brown was arresting of cer. A rrest Reports Submitted photoDistrict GovernorStephen F. Schlueter, District 6960 Governor for 2012-2013 visited The LaBelle Rogary Club on July 31, 2012. DG Schlueter delivered to local members his presentation about upcoming plans, while keeping in mind his Rotary motto: “Having Fun...Helping Others.” Highlands and Glades: Scouting for lightning res Your community directory is a click away! newszap.com Free Speech Free Ads

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4 Caloosa Belle August 9, 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. The Bossby Matt KindermannRecently, at the urging of my supervisor, I applied for an opportunity that I did not believe I was quali ed for. During the interview, the panel asked what I thought was a more important trait for a manager; to be liked or to be respected. I will relate to our readers that yes, in fact, I do follow my own interviewing skills advice! This question allowed me an opportunity to highlight my managerial skills, and also point out the positive relationship between my own boss, Tim Nevarez, and I. For those who know Tim, you understand what a likeable person he is. He has worked in this area for social services his entire 32 year career. He is a 2011 graduate of Leadership Hendry/Glades, and he could identify who is who within the community and tell you a little bit about everyone. He did not care much for public speaking, nor did he relish the limelight of the countless occasions he was recognized, but he could put anyone at ease with a warm smile, rm handshake and easy demeanor. I answered the interview question by stating that what made Tim such a successful manager was not because he was well liked, but because of his ability to always nd the answer to any question or connect you directly to the person with the answers. Tim did not earn respect by hording authority; he earned respect by sharing information and empowering his subordinates to develop their own strategies for success within the working boundaries. In short, my answer was that it was better to be respected than liked. Tim was the foundational support behind this column, and edited Career Corner since its inception over a year ago. Tim passed away peacefully last week in his home, days after the interview. Rarely does one get an opportunity to work for someone both well liked, highly respected and an advocate for their employees. He will be sorely missed, and I thank him for his support and dedication to his co-workers and the community he selflessly served.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 MorganFor nearly eight decades Flora & Ella's was a central gathering place and landmark known throughout Southwest Florida. People came from miles around to eat food served up country-style. It was a tradition for people show up Saturday morning to talk, drink coffee, eat grits and eggs with biscuits, and talk about their favorite shing spot. In many ways, the former Flora & Ella's building will continue with what it has been known for over the years a historic place for people to gather. And, folks will continue to travel various distances to meet, to talk, eat, and to share favorite shing stories. Only now the menu has been changed. Instead of having white grits, manna will be served from God's Word. And, in the place of shing stories being told from having been in a boat, " shers of men" stories will be recounted. That's right Flora & Ella's is now one of the educational buildings for Caloosa Baptist Church. The building was purchased by Caloosa Baptist Church several weeks ago. After some exterior cleaning workdays, and some "sprucing up" of the interior, last Sunday, the church started holding Adult Bible Studies in the well-known restaurant facility. "We are very excited about having the new provision," said Dr. Les Morgan. "We simply had no more rooms for our ministry. The Lord has blessed us in many wonderful ways. Five years ago we had one Adult Sunday School class and about three of four children. Today we have four Adult classes, with a fth one starting soon, and two additional buildings to house our children, and youth group. "Every classroom, of ce and available space for our educational needs is occupied in our main building. Someone joked the only place left to hold another class was in either the broom closet or the restrooms. Neither option was very appealing!" The church will be using their new facility to not only Bible Studies, but a foundational Christianity/New Believers class, as well as recovery groups, college and career Bible Studies, evangelism training, and other educational needs. Within 90 days there will be a reception area added, as well as the secretary's and the pastor's of ce. Caloosa Baptist begins ministry in former Flora & Ella’s Dear Editor,On behalf of the members of American Legion, Post 130, Moose Lodge 2398, LaBelle DAV and Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 10100, we would like to thank everyone for attending the ceremony at the LaBelle Veteran's Memorial Park and for supporting the Fallen Heroes BBQ dinner on July 21. This was the fth year we were able to raise awareness for our veterans and continue our efforts to build our memorial park. It would not have been possible without the participation of our local residents and business partners. A heartfelt gratitude to these businesses: Winn Dixie, Babcock Furniture, Log Cabin, Sissy's Hair Salon, LaBelle Ranch Supply, White's Appliances, Auto Zone, Sherwood Williams Paint, B & J Auto, Suncoast Beverage Distributors, Lazy Acres Wood Work, Ace Hardware, Majestic Golf Club, Bridge Street Coffee, Plattners Dodge, Nathan's Hair Salon, Beef O'Bradys, Hungry Howie's, All Nails, Kinetico Water, Fort Myers Coca-Cola, Kenny's Tires, Derek's Detailing, Sal Cal Pizza, Kentucky Fried Chicken, Little Caesars Pizza, Saddle Up, Advanced Auto, Don's Steak House, Vicky's Lunch Box, Sun Tan Shop, Top Draw Bar and Grill, Lion's Den, Langford Ford, Firehouse Theater, Kiwanis of LaBelle, Sysco Foods, Caloosa Humane Society, Jason and Steve Catch and Release Fishing, Whisper Creek, Oxbow Grille Restaurant, Caloosa Belle, Akin-Davis Funeral Home and Mike Cox MC Ventures Truck Bodies for donating goods and/or services. Please reward these businesses with your patronage, whenever possible. Because of your generosity, we were able to raise nearly $4,000 towards the LaBelle Veteran's Memorial Park. Each year, this bene t is an expression of the commitment of our citizens and business owners to honor our veteran's. We are humbled b y your kindness. We would also like to thank the LaBelle Boy Scouts for their help in placing the 20 plus bricks. Thank you to the City of LaBelle for their special care and maintenance of the park, all year long. In the coming year, there are plans to build a commemorative plaque to chronicle the park's history and remember local soldiers who have given the ultimate sacri ce for our country. May we always remember the sacri ces they have given for the freedom and liberties that we sometimes take for granted, each day. Once again, thank you for making the Fallen Heroes Bene t such a success. Sincerely, The members of: American Legion, Post 130 Disable American Veterans (LaBelle Chapter) Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 10100 Loyal Order of the Moose, Lodge 2398 Letter to the Editor Matt Kindermann Les Morgan See Caloosa — Page 5

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Hello Hendry County Residents, My campaign experience has been positive and rewarding. Ive been out in the community meeting the residents, listening to their concerns and issues. It would be an honor to be your next Supervisor of Elections for Hendry County. I am dedicated and will truly serve you with integrity, loyalty and honesty. I want to take the elections oce to a new level of leadership. I need your vote as your democratic candidate on August 14th. to accomplish my goals. Sincerely, Kim Harris-White When I was a young coach I used to say, Treat everybody alike. ats bull. Treat everybody fairly.Ž Coach Paul BearŽ BryantVOTE RIGHT VOTE KIM HARRIS-WHITE www.facebook.com/KimHarrisWhite Democrat for Hendry County Supervisor of Elections RAY VAN HOUTEN forHENDRY COUNTY SHERIFFLadies and Gentleman of Hendry County: My team or I have visited almost every door in the County, handing out information about myself and the plan I have as Sheriff. By Electing me Sheriff, I promise to put into action my Leadership abilities and diversi“ed experience I have gained over the past 27 years as a Law Enforcement Of“cer, a Military Leader, and an Educator. To lead the good men and women of the HCSO in combating crime. I promise to restore RESPECT INTEGRIY, and PRIDE to the HCSO I would like to thank my opponents Mr. Carmona and Mr. Chamberlain for being gentlemen and good sportsmen during this election process; also for Mr. Carmonas 25 yrs of service in law enforcement and for Mr. Chamberlains 26 yrs of service in corrections a feat not easily accomplished. On August 14, 2012 -Vote Ray Van Houten the right man for the jobPolitical Advertisement Paid for and approved by Ray Van Houten Republican for Hendry County Sheriff 5 Caloosa Belle A ugust 9, 2012 Professional, personal careI would like to thank everyone for their calls, cards, and prayers during my recent health issues. It means so much to know people have genuine concern for your well being. I would especially like to thank the EMT team, Randy Bengston and Sheriff Steve Whidden. The EMT’s were wonderful, they were very professional and made me feel safe. A special ‘thanks’ to Randy and Steve for keeping Joe updated along the way. It is truly great to live in a community like LaBelle. Sincerely, Bobbie Spratt Thank You“Our heart is for the people of LaBelle and Hendry County,” said the Pastor. “We are planning to use the restaurant setting and large industrial kitchen to help people, especially during the holidays with meals and other ways of assistance.” Caloosa Baptist is exploring many options to use our new edi ce. The church has a strong desire to be as large of a blessing as possible to bene t of the most amount of people. One member commented, “This is a new v enture for us and our church family is very excited about the possibilities before us. A provision from the Lord like this is not given to keep to ourselves. We are con dent the Lord will direct us how to be the most affective with this facility as we move through this next year.”Caloosa Baptist is located across from City Hall on Highway 80 in LaBelle. Service times are 9:15 Bible Study, 10:30 Morning Worship and 6:00 pm for the evening service. Anyone who is not in another fellowship but is looking for a Gospel-preaching church is welcome. CaloosaContinued From Page 4 Submitted photoKiwanis Club of LaBelle Receives Grant!Recently, the Kiwanis Club of LaBelle was awarded a grant from the Florida Kiwanis Foundation. This was the rst time a grant was issued to a Kiwanis Club in District 19. The Florida Kiwanis Foundation Trustee, Hannah Pelle was pleased to come to LaBelle to deliver the award in person. Ms. Pelle is also a member of the Metro-McGregor Kiwanis Club in Ft. Myers. The grant will be used to purchase a large storage shed to be placed at the Kiwanis Thrift Store in LaBelle. Thanks to Kathy Woolston, the Thrift Store Manager for her hard work on the grant! Pictured left: Kathy Woolston-Kiwanis Thrift Store Manager, Hannah Pelle, Florida Kiwanis Foundation Trustee and Nell Broom-President, Kiwanis Club of LaBelle Your community directory is a click away! newszap.com Free Speech Free Ads

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LaBelle GatheringOur next LaBelle Gathering meeting will be at East Side Baptist Church, 601 East Hickpochee Ave., LaBelle at 7 p.m. August 20. We will meet for dinner and a message. Hope to see you all there. For more information or directions call Mark White 239-7076137 or Randy Way 863-885-1099.Fellowship, fun, discipleshipCaloosa Baptist Church has begun a College and Careers Class (post-high school to 24 years old) on Tuesdays from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Charlie’s Coffee Shop. College and Careers will kick-off with a leadership study using Andy Andrew’s The Traveler’s Gift. Mark your calendars for a time of fellowship, fun, and discipleship. If you have questions or to con rm your attendance please email Rhonda Kosh at shok02@yahoo.com.Prophecy expoYou can’t afford to miss this. Program fruns August 31-October 6 with speaker Pastor Lester Pratt Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings 7-9 p.m. at Fort Myers Shores Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 14830 Palm Beach Blvd. in Fort Myers. For information call Pastor Robert Ferguson 239-8786750; e-mail evangelism1947@gmail.com. Guest speaker for August 11 will be Pastor Victor Maddox; speaker August 18 will be our own Pastor Robert Ferguson. Don’t forget Planting to Help our Community. Enjoy the experience of planting and growing herbs and vegetables God’s healthy way in our community garden. All are invited and it is free every Sunday from 9 a.m. to noon. For more information call Pastor Robert Ferguson 239-878-6750Feeding childrenLocal churches are banding together to eliminate hunger for local children, many of whom 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 will return the backpack on Monday. The churches will be partnering with local charities to multipl y 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. Church Briefs ***SUMMER HOURS*** Tues. Fri. 9am 6pm Sat. 7am-2pm Put your card in this space for six weeks for Only $90! Call us at 863-675-2541 or e-mail cbadsales@newszap.com for more info HERE’S MY CARDKeep the number of these locally owned businesses on hand for all of your service & shopping needs. 6 Caloosa Belle August 9, 2012 Raul Rodriguez Jr., 31LABELLE — Raul Rodriguez, Jr., passed away J uly 30, 2012, in Boca Raton. He was born June 20, 1981, in Naples to Raul and Elena (Rodriguez) Rodriguez, Sr. Raul married Rosa Elia Salermon. He w orked as a Logistical engineer. Survivors include his wife, Rosa Elia (Salermon) Rodriguez; two daughters, Isabela Rodriguez, A lina Rodriguez; parents, Raul and Elena Rodriguez, Sr.; three sisters, Onieda Rodriguez (Lenin V. Montenegro), Oneida Rodriguez, Olinda Rodriguez (Jose R. Valle). He was a LOVING UNCLE to Armando, Hecty, Miranda, Lenin, Braylen and Austin “J”. He also leaves behind his loving grandmother; many aunts; uncles; and other family members. He was a great son, brother, father, nephew, grandson, cousin and friend to all. He will be greatly missed by everyone who knew him. He took a part of our hearts with him and he left a part of his heart w ith everyone he knew. Mass of Christian Burial was held at 10 a.m. Friday, August 3, 2012, at Our Lady Queen Of Heaven Catholic Church, LaBelle with Father Chester Domaszewicz of ciating. Interment was in Fort Denaud Cemetery, LaBelle. Visitation with Rosary was Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Akin-Davis Funeral Home, LaBelle. You can light a candle and leave your condolences to the family at www.akin-davis.com. Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home LaBelle. The family of Raul Rodriguez Jr. would like to give all of our family and friends a huge thanks and gratitude for coming together at our most time of need. We are grateful for our family and friends making it possible for our son’s beautiful ceremony and most of all, making it as memorable as he is and will be forever in our hearts. Raul, Elena and family.Dewitt White, 82LABELLE — Dewitt White, passed away August 4, 2012. He was born November 1, 1929, in Lawrence County, Ga. to the late Harlow and Millie White. Survivors include his sons; Ronnie White of LaBelle, Don White of Tenn. and Dennis White of Tenn.; step son, Leroy Howard of LaBelle; step daughters, Donna (Neal) Bower of Lehigh Acres, Carline Kenney of Bartow and Tammy (Fred) Landrum of LaBelle; brothers, Roger, Randall and Harold White; sisters, Doris Parker and Dorothy Faughn, seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Christel M. Howard White; brother, Gene White; and sister, Mary Ellir White. A memorial service will be held on a later date. Cremation Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home LaBelle. Obituaries Submitted photo/ Maureen JordanSalvation Army, RotaryLaBelle Rotarians supported the Salvation Army’s recent peanut butter drive, collecting jars over the last two weeks and donating 43 to the cause. Pictured are: Maureen Jordan Rotary Member, Lisa Sands Salvation Army, Lester Baird LaBelle Rotary Club President.

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7 Caloosa Belle A ugust 9, 2012 Help plan bene t for "Fred" LangdaleAs you know, Moore Haven teenager, Kaleb ‘Fred’ Langdale lost part of his right arm in an alligator attack, Monday, July 9. A follow-up meeting in reference to the Kaleb “Fred” Langdale Bene t Field Day, a fundraiser to help with medical bills and getting him a prosthetic arm will be held at the First United Methodist Church in Moore Haven on Monday, August 13, at 7 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Churches, clubs and any other organizations to area invited to come out and help support the cause. A silent and live auction are also in the w orks. If anyone has any items they would like to donate, have any suggestions or w ould like to help out with the Field Day, please come out! You can contact Linda Peeples Martin at (863)227-0832. All of your support will be greatly appreciated.Improve customer service skills: Strategies for SuccessThe “season” is just around the corner and now is the time to start thinking about how you can serve your customers better. The Small Business Development Center (SBDC), Clewiston Chamber of Commerce, LaBelle Chamber of Commerce and Hendry County Tourism Council are offering two free seminars on customer service to help businesses evaluate the way they meet customer needs. With all the challenges small business faces it is pertinent that they be prepared to go that extra step. Frank Garcia of Clewiston will speak. He has a broad range of customer service experience and will share his knowledge and expertise. The events take place Thursday, August 30, 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at Port LaBelle Inn, 1563 Oxbow Dr., LaBelle and Thursday, September 20, 2 p.m.–4 p.m. at Clewiston Inn, 108 Royal Palm Ave., Clewiston. Register on line at www.fgcu.edu. Once you are on the site go to seminars and scroll down to Improving Customer Service Skills and follow registration directions. If you have questions you can call 239-7453701.Help with school suppliesThe LaBelle United Way House, 133 N. Bridge Street is collecting school supplies for kids in need. If you would like to donate please drop off any of the following items: Scissors, wide ruled paper, erasers, crayons, pencils, composition books, spiral notebooks, highlighters, pocket folders with clasps or glue. Danny Woosley Memorial ScholarshipThe Danny Woosley Memorial Scholarship Foundation Banquet asks everyone to join them for a night of live music, dancing, a wonderful steak dinner, raf es. a silent auction and refreshments. All pro ts go toward scholarships for graduates of LaBelle High School. The event will be Friday, August 24, at Riverbend Motorcoach Resort, 5800 SR 80W. Tickets are $80 for two or $50 for one person. Sponsorships are $300 for six dinners and $100 in raf e tickets. For tickets or information contact: Bryan Sanders at 863-234-8278; Keith Hall at 863673-3023; Mara Woosley at marawooz@ comcast.net, Tim Loyd at 239-777-8812; or Michael Reinbott at 863-673-2804.Help nd lost walletWallet lost Monday, August 6, afternoon, possibly in the area of Save-a-Lot. Blue, oblong. Reward offered. Please call 675-2771.Free eye examsSpectacular Eyecare will be offering vision screenings for childen ages 7-18 from now through September 30. If glasses are needed, they will offer a frame and lenses package at a reduced cost. Call today for an appointment at 6752015. Spectacular Eyecare is located at 70 W. Yeomans Ave.GOP to meetThe Republican County Executive Committee will hold its August monthly meeting at the LaBelle City Hall, 481 Hickpoochee Ave,, Monday, August 20, at 7 p.m. Republican County Chairman Mel Karau invites all Republicans registered in Hendry County to attend. For further information please call 675 4063Free mini health fairsAugust 9: 8:00 Collingswood; 9:00 Aqua; 10:00 LaBelle Commons, 1:00 Oakbroo k Support group August 13: 10:00 Harlem Gardens, 11:30 Clewiston Sr. Center August 17: 11:00 LaBelle Sr. Center August 20: 11:30 Moore Haven Sr. CenterMCA August eventsThe Muse community Association August events include: August 11, Country Jam Session and Pot Luck Dinner at 6 p.m. August 16, Regular Board Meeting at 7 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend. All ideas and suggestions are greatly appreciated. August 25, Country Jam Session and Pot luck Dinner at 6 p.m. All events are open to the public and will be held at the Muse Community Center Bldg. on Lobloll y Bay Road (Hwy. 720) Come out for a fun evening and meeting your neighbors. Refreshments will be served. For further information call 863-6740467.Widows to meetThe Widows Support Group will meet August 16, at Forrey Grill at 11:30 a.m. All widows welcome. Community Briefs

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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. 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 8 Caloosa Belle August 9, 2012Legion 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. V olunteer for Toys for TotsHendry-Glades Behavioral Health Center is the coordinator for The Marine Toys for Tots campaign in Hendry County this year. W e 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, 863674-4050 or Joseph Hosick, 863-983-1423. Thank you for your consideration as this is a w onderful opportunity to serve the children of our community. 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. August 28: Social Media & Email Marketing RSVP Maria at 863-342-8251 or email at maria@simpli edtech.biz. A pply 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 y ou will be invoiced. Space is limited, so please return your application soon! Contact Susan Jordan at (863) 612-4914 with questions. 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 emergency shelter, 24-hour hotline and forensic examinations for survivors of rape. For more information please call 239939-3112 or 1-888-956-7273.Big Bad MusicalThe Firehouse Community Theatre's Children's Summer Theatre Program proudly presents, "The Big, Bad Musical" by Alec Strum and Bill Francoeur, August 10 and 11 at 7 p.m. and August 12 at 2 p.m. The Big Bad Wolf is being sued by a storybook of characters who want to get even: Little Red Riding Hood, her Grandmother, the Three Little Pigs and the Shepherd in charge of the Boy Who Cried Wolf! Join us to see our cast of characters in action! Tickets are $12 purchased in advance or $14 at the door until the show is sold out! To order your tickets in advance, call our ticket hotline (863) 675-3066 or email us at rehousecommunitytheatre.com. The Firehouse Community Theatre is located at 241 North Bridge Street in LaBelle or visit our website www. rehousecommunitytheatre.com.VFW news The VFW Post 10100 Ladies Auxiliary will be serving a beef brisket dinner on Friday, August 10, at 5 p.m. for $7. Enjoy the smoke free dining room, located on S. Hwy. 29 by the Rodeo Grounds. Get there early before we run out. Come to VFW Post 10100 and check our inexpensive lunch menu. VFW Post 10100 has bingo open to the public every Sunday at 2 p.m. VFW Post 10100 serves the best Charcoal Grilled Hamburgers in town every 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.Calf, horse foundThe Hendry County Sheriff's Of ce recovered a calf off the road in the Keri/SR29 area over the July 28-29 weekend. IThe Hendry County Sheriff's Of ce also recovered a horse from running loose on the road in Montura on the evening of July 27. A Shetland pony was found in the area of Everhigh Road, Ledeca, horses off Evans Road. Also and two horses have been recovered from the Montura area. If you have lost any of these animals, please contact the Ag Unit at 863-805-5000 or 863-674-5600.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. I f anyone needs assistance or is looking for a great volunteer opportunity please call 866413-5337. 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.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 Bee f 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. 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. Community Briefs Apply now at Redlands Christian Migrant Association for Head Start and Early Head Start for the 2012-13 program year. Children from six weeks old to ve years are eligible, with or without disabiliies. This program offers social, dental and health services as well as language and hearing screeings. RCMA encouranges and loves parent participation. Meals are provided. Requirements include: proof of birth for the child being enrolled, income veri cation, if necessary. For more information, call LaBelle CDC: Teresa Salazara or Cyndi Adame at 863674-4510; Krome CDC Ken Carrion, Angie Germany or Adela Vargas at 863-674-4515; Mira Verde Judy Morales at 863-674-4104; or Glades West CDC Telma Paz or Sylvia Stansly at 863-612-0783.Puede aplicar ahora para RCMARCMA Head Start y Early Head Start estan tomando applicasiones para el ano 2012-13. Ninos de seis semanas a cinco anos de edad. Este programa ofrece servicios sociales, dental, servicios de salud. Tambien aceptando ninos con o sin discapacidades. Animamos y motivamos la participacion de los padres. Proveemos comidas saludables. Requisitos: Prueba de naciemiento del nino/nina que va a enlistarp; prueba de ingresos se es necesario. Para mas informacion llame: LaBelle CDC: Teresa Salazara or Cyndi Adame at 863-674-4510; Krome CDC Ken Carrion, Angie Germany or Adela Vargas at 863-6744515; Mira Verde Judy Morales at 863-6744104; or Glades West CDC Telma Paz or Sylvia Stansly at 863-612-0783. 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A ttention third grade parentsLaBelle Elementary School will hold a mandatory meeting for parents of students in the third grade welcome back meeting Thursday, August 16, at 5 p .m. in the school’s media center. Parents of third graders will receive important information for this school term. V oluntary Pre-K eventChildren who have turned four years old by September 1, 2012, can participate in a free preschool program that helps prepare them for school. The State of Florida sponsors Voluntary Pre-K at private child care centers. On Saturday, August 11, from 8-11 a.m. Children’s Garden of LaBelle will be enrolling children for its VPK program. It follows the same schedule as the school year, so preschool starts on August 20 and runs through June 6. Four-year-olds will attend for three hours for free and limited scholarships are available for the rest of the day, Monday-Friday. Nutritious snacks and lunch round out this w onderful program for kids. At the event on August 11 there will be donuts and juice for refreshments and bubbles for all the children. Bring your child’s birth certi cate to enroll for VPK, as well as proof of residency (like a utility bill). Children’s Garden is located on the corner of SR 80 and Martin Luther King Blvd. 863-675-3311.LMS plans open houseIn an effort to accommodate our working parents, LaBelle Middle School will have an Open House on Thursday, August 16, from 5-7 p.m. Parents and students are invited to pickup student schedules in the cafeteria, take a tour of the campus and meet teachers. See y ou there! V isit LES classroomLaBelle Elementary School will have Classroom Visitation on Thursday August 16, 5-6:30 p.m. School starts on Monday, A ugust 20. The school of ce is open 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. for registering. Stop by and pick-up the school supply list. A lgebra I End of Course examParents and students, please mark your calendars for the upcoming Algebra I End of Course (EOC) Exam scheduled for August 9, 2012. Students need to report to LaBelle High School no later than 8:30 a.m. on the day of the exam. Only students who took the Algebra I EOC at the end of the 2012 school year and did not pass are required to take the exam on August 9. Algebra I EOC information and results were mailed with the students nal report cards at the end of the school 2012 school year. UES plans new yearThe teachers rst day at Upthegrove Elementary School will be Monday, August 13. There will be an open house Thursday, August 16, from 4-5:30 p.m. All parents/guardians and students who wish to meet their teacher for this school year are welcome. The rst day of school will be Monday, Auugst 20. If you have any questions please feel free to call the school at 612-0750.Register at WGS for K-8West Glades School is now registering students for the 2012-2013 school year. If you 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. School Briefs Essilor VisiofficeFamily Eye Care proudly offers patients the new Essilor Visioffice System. Visioffice is the newest and most precise instrument for proper fitting of prescription eyewear. It provides individualized fitting measurements that are unique to each patient that allow for better optical performance of your new glasses. Visioffice is used for any patient and any lens type, progressive or single vision lenses. As spectacle optics have become more advanced, the fitting and measurements necessary to get the best performance from these new lenses have become more important. Visioffice ensures that your new prescription glasses have optics that are perfectly aligned to your individual needs. Family Eye Care is the first eye care practice to bring the Visioffice instrument to the Hendry County area. The Essilor Visioffice optical measuring system provides doctors and other eye care professionals with all possible parameters needed for properly fitting spectacle lenses uniquely to each and every patient. These parameters are established prior to the lenses being made and allow for the production of all types of lenses for eyeglasses.1 Essilor of America, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Unless indicated otherwise, all trademarks are the property of Essilor International and/ or its subsidiaries. Visioffice software was developed by the Essilor group, drawing on the expertise of proprietary Activisu measurement technology. The mirror is the property of IVS. Activisu is a trademark of IVS. 9 Caloosa Belle A ugust 9, 2012 Caloosa Belle/ Patty BrantRotary scholarship winnersRotarian Mark Lapp presented the LaBelle club’s two new scholarship winners to the membership at their July 24 meeting. Jordan Walls graduated from LaBelle High School in 2009 and earned her AA from Edison State College. She will graduate from the University of South Florida in Tampa in the Spring with a degree in communications science and disorders. She aims to become a speech therapist. Josh Hernandez is a 2010 LHS graduate. He will be attending the University of West Florida in Pensacola this Fall to study basic music education. He hopes to earn his masters one day. Josh wants to share his love of music by becoming a teacher. He said that everyone can “attach” to music. His personal preference include classical and Dub Step a style of electronic dance music. Your community directory is a click away! newszap.com Free Speech Free Ads

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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 10 Caloosa Belle August 9, 2012 LaBelle’s own Austin Garcia continues to make a name for himself in baseball through his hard work and talent. The LaBelle High School senior recently helped win the United States Specialty Sports Association (USSSA) Gold Medal Games championship at Kissimmee July 14-20. The tournament hosts teams from all over the world and was played in the Houston Astro Sports Training Complex. Austin helped the USSSA 16u National Team bring home the gold after a week of great competition by defeating Canada, Puerto Rico, Venezuela and Italy. “It was an unforgettable week of baseball,” Austin said, “not only for being able to represent your country, but for meeting so many players from around the world that share the same passion for the game,” In his championship performance Austin, a third baseman, turned in a 3-for-4 with a walk, a triple, double, single and a walk. Austin is nished with summer ball and will begin to play fall ball with his travel team at the end of the month and get ready for the Power Showcase in December. After graduating from LHS, Austin looks forward taking his baseball talent to the next level in college. Garcia contributes to USSSA win Submitted photoAustin Garcia, center, with his USSSA coaches. Submitted photoAustin Garcia with his USSSA team. Looking for a way to advertise your business and support Hendry County student athletes at the same time? The sale of athletics program advertisements helps fund sports programs, along with the sale of signs and sponsorships. Ticket revenue makes up the difference. Program ad sizes: eighth of a page $35; quarter page $50; half page $100; full page $200. Please email your information in PDF form to: kelleyd@hendry.k12. Signs: Football stadium: $250; gym $150; baseball eld $135; softball eld $125. You can also display a sports schedule in your business or other location. That is also a great service to the students and the school. To help with one of the programs, please call 863-674-4120 or email: kelleyd@hendry. k12. .us Support LHS Fall Sports Program LaBelle High School Fall Sports Program Program ads for our Fall Sports Program are being placed now! Show your support for LHS Athletics by placing an ad in support for your business or your favorite student athlete. This year we are looking for sponsorship of a one page ad for all of our Fall, Winter, and Spring Sport Seniors. Senior ads are $200 for a full page or $100 for a half page. LaBelle High School also has advertisement on football eld or gym this school year. If you need information or you need to renew please contact Dave Kelley. Pop Warner informationSign ups also during the summer at Winn Dixie on Saturdays from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Football $105; Cheerleading $120. Anyone interested in coaching football this season is asked to contact Jose Zavala at 673-1188. Pop Warner football practice is ongoing at 6 p.m. Sports Shorts Aug. 21: Preseason at Riverdale Aug. 23: Preseason at Riverdale Aug. 27: North Ft. Myers, H, 6/7:00 Aug. 28: Naples, H, 4:30/6:00 Sept. 4: Gateway, A, 6/7 Sept. 6: Bishop Verot, H, 6/7:00 Sept. 11: Dunbar, H, 6:00 Sept. 15: Riverdale Tourney (JV) A, TBA Sept. 18: Clewiston, H, 6/7:00 Sept. 22: Riverdale Tourney, (Varsity), A, TBA Sept. 24: Gateway, H, 6/7:00 Sept. 26: Bishop Verot, A, 6/7:00 Oct. 2: Dunbar, A, 6:00 Oct. 4: Riverdale, H, 6/7:00 Oct. 9: Clewiston, H, 6/7:00 Oct. 12-13: Northside Tourney, St. Pete, TBA Oct. 18: Naples, A, 4:30/6:00 Oct. 22: Districts 4v5: Higher Speed, 7:00 Oct. 23: Districts 1v4/5; 2v3, Higher Speed, 7:00 Oct. 25: District Finals, LaBelle, 7:00 LHS Volleyball Schedule

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FORT MYERS, FLA. – Edison State College ranked in the Top 100 across several categories for Community College Week’s annual Top 100 Associate Degree and Certi cate Producers. The results cover the 20102011 academic year. “We are pleased that a national publication recognizes us for our dedication to prov iding excellent educational opportunities w ith our associate degree offerings,” said Dr. J eff Allbritten, District President, Edison State College. “Such success is a great credit to the students themselves, most who juggle other responsibilities in addition to their studies, and our faculty, who work hard to help them reach their educational goals.” The annual report divides its results into two-year and four-year institutions. Edison State College’s rankings are included with four-year institutions as follows:  49th for Associate Degrees, All Disciplines  27th for Associate Degrees, Arts & Sciences/General Studies  41st for Associate Degrees, All Disciplines, Total Non-Minority  72nd for Associate Degrees, All Disciplines, Total Minority  95th for Associate Degrees, All Disciplines, African-Americans ESC nationally ranked 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. 11 Caloosa Belle A ugust 9, 2012 Submitted photo/ Tricia BoonePet of the WeekLet Hidi show you how appreciative she would be to join your family! Hidi is a sweet girl and would love to have a family to call her own. Hidi’s adoption donation is $75. With an approved adoption application, you can take Hidi home with the following additions covered: Spayed, Rabies (4 months old), DHPPC, Heartworm Test, Fecal Test, Heartworm Prevention, Deworming, Flea/Tick Prevention and a Microchip. Anyone interested in Hidi or any of our other homeless pets can come to Caloosa Humane Society at 1200 Pratt Blvd. and ll out an adoption application or call 863.675.0997. You can also check out our Web site at www.caloosahumanesociety.org or nd us on facebook for more information. Thank you so much for your interest in our homeless pets! The Caloosa Humane Society is planning its third annual Peace, Love & Paws Gala for Saturday, Oct. 13, at 5 p.m. at Riverbend Motorcoach Resort. This beautiful evening reception features delectable dining by Cracker Cookin’ & Caterin’, a splendid display of silent auction items, a fun photo booth and other fabulous w ays to support animals at the shelter. The gala allows everyone to celebrate the mission and recognize those who make a difference in the lives of homeless pets. As a non-pro t organization, Caloosa Humane Society is completely reliant on fundraisers and donations to continue serving the community. All proceeds from this event go to ful ll its mission to serve, shelter and protect the homeless animals in its care. As a nokill shelter, Caloosa Humane Society also provides low cost spay/neuter services to the community with the goal of reducing the extreme overpopulation of unanted animals. The Caloosa Humane Society is looking for sponsors for the Peace, Love & Paws Gala. Businesses will be recognized in prominent material for the event and will receive special acknowledgment that evening. Silent auction items are also needed. For more information or to donate to this cause, call the Caloosa Humane Society at 863-675-0997. Support Caloosa Humane Society Peace, Love and Paws Gala

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Melody Danielle Kosh and Matthew Wayne Mundy exchanged marriage vows March 31, 2012, at Barron Park, LaBelle. Melody is the daughter of Michael and Rhonda Kosh and Matthew is the son of Wayne and Barbara Mundy. Danielle and Matthew graduated from LaBelle High School. Danielle is serving in the Army National Guard and will begin teaching at LaBelle High School. Matthew is a Software Engineer at CPR Tools and a “re“ghter with LaBelle Fire Department. Dr. Les Morgan, Pastor of Caloosa Baptist Church of“ciated over the wedding. Danielles maid of honor was Sandra Van Wagner and Matts bestman was Cory Mundy. Danielle and Matts wedding day was additionally blessed by their many family members and friends who shared in their marriage celebration. MATTHEW WAYNE MUNDY WEDDING MELODY DANIELLE KOSH & 12 Caloosa Belle August 9, 2012 Submitted photo/ Sally BergMaster of ScienceBrianna Gutierrez Clayton received her Master’s of Science in Physician Assistant Studies from South University in Savannah, Georgia, in June 2012. She has completed her Physician Assistant national certi cation and will be starting her clinical career at Olympic Physicians in Shelton, Washington. Brianna, a 2007 LaBelle High School graduate, earned her Associate’s degree from Edison State College and her Bachelor’s of Science in Biology from Florida State University. She is a member of American Academy of Physician Assistants and Association of Family Practice Physician Assistants. Brianna’s husband, Austin, is an Army Ranger veteran and is continuing his baccalaureate studies in Washington. Gene McAvoy and his wife, Donna, from the Hendry County Extension Of ce, were the speakers for story time on Tuesday, July 31. After learning about 14 different fruits and vegetables grown in this area and throughout the state of Florida, children were given a sample of each. Strawberries and watermelon seemed to be the favorites. It was interesting to nd out that our state is the number one producer of so many different crops. Thank you so much to the County Extension Of ce and especially to the McAvoys for taking the time to make this great presentation. It was truly a hit. Additionally, Barron Library would like to offer a very special thank you to LaBelle Kiwanis Club for sponsoring our program this summer. The club also provided funds for the purchase of all the 2012-2013 Florida Sunshine State books. The books are here and ready to be checked out. Come by and see our ocean. It's full of sea creatures! Surf the library . .Catch the reading wave! Patrick Stewart Insurance and The Hair Studio will be hosting a free back to school event on Saturday, August 18, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at 100 S. Hall Street, Suite A LaBelle. They will be providing drawstring backpacks, haircuts, food, music along with entertainment for the children. It's a great way to get back into the school groove! Kids! Get ready for school and have fun

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by Pat DobbinsWith only a few weeks left of summer break, parents are probably thinking about getting their child ready to go back to school. Along with school clothes and school supplies, parents should make sure preventative health measures are included on their child’s back-to-school checklist. Success in school starts with keeping students healthy and safe. Parents should take their children to a healthcare provider for an annual “well-child” check-up and to make sure all vaccinations and medical records are in order. Healthy eating, adequate physical activity and good sleep patterns are also instrumental to success in school. Parents should talk with their children about traveling safely to and from school. This includes planning safe routes for walking or riding a bike, reminding them to stay on the sidewalk, crossing the street only at designated crosswalks, and showing them how to properly wear a bicycle helmet if they are riding a bike to school. If your child is old enough to start driving a car to school, please remind them of some of the basic rules of the road. Don’t be afraid to talk to your teen about safe driving. Allow them to take Driver’s Education if it’s offered at their high school. Ask your vehicle insurance company about programs available to teach teens about safe driving tips. Children in Florida should never have to be without health care. Insurance can improve a child’s access to medications and treatment they may need to control childhood illnesses and decrease absences from school. The state of Florida offers KidCare, a health insurance program for children from birth through age 18. Children can be eligible even if one or both parents are working. Children covered by Florida KidCare are eligible for comprehensive health care, including sports physicals, doctor visits, check-ups, immunizations, surgery, prescriptions, vision and hearing screenings, mental health care, dental check-ups and hospital stays. Students with access to these and other preventative health care services are likely to be healthier and perform better in school. For more information about KidCare, visit www. FloridaKidCare.org or call 1-888-540-5437. Back to School health, safety and well-being PAUL ROSER REALTORS239-564-2005PERSONAL ATTENTION WORLDWIDE INTERNET MARKETING AT WWW.PAULROSER.COM NIKKI YEAGER, Broker Assoc. Nikki@NikkiYeagerRoser.com 239/564-2005 PAUL ROSER, Broke r Paul@PaulRoser.co m 239/564-200 2 $ 2 9 9 0 0 0 R E D U C E D 3/2 Riverfront pool home near park, boat ramp & town. All appliances included $ 1 4 9 0 0 0 2/2 on 1 acre/ lots of fruit trees +3 car detached garage. Great neighborhood$ 7 9 5 0 0 0 R E D U C E D Beautiful, rare wat erfront propert y zoned Commercia l w/2 homes $299,000 REDUCED! 3/2 Riverfront pool home near park, boat ramp & town. A ll appliances included $149,000 REDUCED 2/2 on 1 acre w/lots of fruit trees +3 car detached garage. Great neighborhood $795,000 REDUCED Beautiful, rare waterfront property zoned Commercial with 2 homes on the property www.labelleriverside.com Riverside Real Estate45 South Riverview Street LaBelle, FL 33935863-675-2718 Lic. Real Estate Broker RIVERSIDE REAL ESTATE IS ACTIVELY SEEKING SALES ASSOCIATES TO BE A MEMBER OF OUR TEAM. PLEASE CALL OR STOP BY OUR OFFICE FOR MORE INFORMATION. 863-517-1153Linda Dekle Davis • Lic. Real Estate Broker20 AC, D/W, “replace, front porch, barn. Peaceful, secluded Muse. $175,000. Bring offers! MUSE: 40 ac. with custom 4/3 home. Plus DBL-wide for guests/ in-laws. $480,000. 63+/ACRES South $3500 PER ACRE Seller “nancing Will divide! LARGE CUSTOM HOME 1st Av. off Belmont. Zoned Commercial. $345,000. 16.79 AC, South, $75,555 Possible Seller “nancing 13.33 AC, S. imp. pasture $48,654, Seller “nancing 200 AC S. Orange trees oaks, $7,000 per acre. Seller “nancing CHARMING HOME in Double J Acres on 1 ac. w/lots of oaks $85,000. 10 ACRES, S., secluded, some oaks and orange trees. $31,000 26+ ACRES FARM LAND for LEASE 66 AC Farmland south $7,000 per acre. Seller “nancing MOBILE HOME for rent on SR 29 South I-75 & BAYSHORE RD intersection 14+/acs. 40 AC CHARLOTTE CO. Off Neal Rd SR31/Bermont Rd area. 2.5 AC Oil Well Rd in Charlotte Co. Adjoins Cecil Webb. 13.33 AC grove PENDING 2BR/1BA Duplex in town $480.00 p/mo 2BR/2BA Home in town $550.00 p/mo 2BR/1BA Home in Country Village $600.00 p/ mo 3BR/2BA Pool Home in town $1,200.00 p/mo 3BR/2BA Pool Home on River $1,600.00 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 MANUFACTURED HOMES $31,000 Located in Oak Park 55+ community. Cozy 2/2 includes community amenities. $69,900 3/2 in Moore Haven Yacht Club 1200 Sq Ft. $75,000 4/2 mobile on 2.29 ac. Home features “replace and 26X40 barn. $75,000 3/2 MH on 5 ac. in Muse w/deck & detached garage. $100,000 Canal front 3/2 home. Upgrades and a spacious kitchen. In 55+ community. $184,900 Spectacular custom manufactured home on the water with river/lake access in Moore Haven. HOMES $39,999 Old Florida style home in town. Remodeled with upgrades. Located on .5ac. $65,000 3BR/2BA home. Tile throughout. Features a split ”oor plan. $68,900 Adorable furnished unit in the Villas @ Port LaBelle. $74,900 CBS home located on private dead end road. Tile throughout. 3/2 with “nished enclosed garage. Close to everything. Nice oaks. $79,900 Beautifully remodeled 2/2. Features a dining room, living room and den. Also has a screened rear porch. $82,900 Larger Port LaBelle home recently updated with new roof, paint, carpeting and cabinetry. 4/2 plus bonus room off the master bedroom. Double garage. $95,000 Country home on acreage. Fenced property with “ve stall barn. Located in Glades County. EXECUTIVE HOMES $198,900 Superior two story, recently remodeled, wood ”oors, kitchen & baths redone in 2010 on 2.5 acs. Boat docks permitted. Ranchettes S/D. $287,500 Historical home built in the 1920s in the heart of LaBelle on 1 ac. 6BR/2BA $399,000 Beautiful Riverbend Estates home with long range riverviews. Very unique layout. Club amenities. Boat dock included.SOLD 580 S. Main St. • LaBelle, FL• 863 675-1973To view all our listings please visit our websitewww .newhorizons-re.com e-mail: greg@newhorizons-re.com Greg Miners Lic R.E.Broker Associates Delia Miners, Se Habla Espanol HOMES Belle. Close to schools and shopping. $219,000 ful view! 2 Story home features 2/2 living quarters upstairs with 1, 224 sq. ft. living area. 1/1 apartment down stairs. Also features 3 car garage and covered boat dock with lift. $199,900. home located in one of LaBelles most desirable neighborhoods. Open ”oor plan, vaulted ceilings, in ground pool w/screen. $159,200. Belle. Two master bedrooms, family room, of“ce, and spacious kitchen. $154,900. under an acre. Plenty of living space with this beautiful home. $129,000. home on 1.86+/acres outside city of LaBelle. Large kitchen, living room and dining room. Nice polebarn/carport. $120,000. minutes from town. Features 1,953 sq. ft. living area, split ”oor plan, spacious rooms. $105,000. home in Clewiston! Features custom wood cabinets, tile throughout, metal roof, completely fenced yard and... oh did we mention the pool! $95,000. Seller will contribute $3000 for closing costs “nancing. $90,000. cious ”oor plan, fenced yard, screened porch. $68,000. LaBelle. A little TLC will bring it a long way. $64,500. Belle. Property includes 1 manufactured home and 1 small frame home. $60,000. of Clewiston $59,900. fenced, detached garage/workshop, spacious laundry room and living area. Stones throw away from boat ramps to Lake Okeechobee. $34,900.UNDER CONTRACT 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 EspanolSOLD SOLD 13 Caloosa Belle A ugust 9, 2012 Pat Dobbins August 6, 2012 – FORT MYERS, FLA. -The National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, Inc. (NLNAC) has granted Edison State College’s baccalaureate nursing program initial accreditation for the Bachelor of Science Nursing (BSN) program. The letter from NLNAC was received by Edison State College today. “We are very pleased NLNAC concluded that our nursing program meets the high academic standards and level of rigor needed to earn this accreditation,” said Dr. Jeff A llbritten, District President. “Thanks to the many academic leaders, faculty and staff w ho worked together to make this accreditation possible. The ultimate benefactors are the students we serve.” According to the NLNAC, Edison State College’s initial accreditation is valid until Spring 2017, when the next evaluation is scheduled. Students who graduated from the BSN program this past Spring have the NLNAC accreditation with their degree. The NLNAC is an accrediting organization for post-secondary and higher degree education nursing programs, ranging from practical and diploma to baccalaureate and clinical doctorates. ESC Granted NLNAC A ccreditation for BSN Program

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Garage/ Yard SalesMoving Sale Furniture, Xmas, craft supplies, fabric, tools, Household goods 3590 Fort Adams Ave Fort Denaud Hours 8-2 every Fri & Sat in Aug Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! Your new home could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? School/ Instruction Enroll for Fall VPK now!! Dont wait... Spaces are limited. Our program is FUN for children and well-rounded academically. Art/Music-LiteracyMath-Science Call or stop by for information. 675-3421License #:C20HE0011 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Employment Full TimeAir Conditioning Technician needed. Must have Experience. Excellent salary and Bene ts. Call: 863-675-0044. Citrus low volume sprayer with experience. Car Two 863-675-2408 DRIVERS: $1,000.00 Sign-On Bonus! Top Pay, Bene ts, Miles, Great Home Time & More! Werner Enterprises: 1-888-567-4854. Mechanic lowboy exp with class A CDL Car Two 863-735-9200 Pre-School Teacher Experience required. Holiday and Bene ts package Call 239-229-1633 or Fax resume to 863-675-7048 Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze! Employment Full TimeR & D Maintenance is currently accepting applications for Laborer, Grounds Maintenance positions. Requirements include: General knowledge of grounds maintenance safety, self motivation a plus. This is a temporary position. Must be 18, have a valid drivers, license and pass a drug screen. EEO Apply in person at 475 Ridgelawn Road, Clewiston, FL 33440 Roofer Local roo ng company needs experienced roofer to do repair work. Must have a valid drivers license. For more information call: 863-673-4455 THE CITY OF LABELLE IS ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS UNTIL AUGUST 24, 2012 OR UNTIL FILLED FOR A FULL-TIME MAINTENANCE LABORER/ GROUNDSKEEPER. EXPERIENCE IN LANDSCAPING, PLANTS AND TREES PREFERRED. APPLICANT MUST HAVE A VALID DRIVERS LICENSE. A CDL LICENSE PREFERRED. HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA OR EQUIVALENT. ANYONE INTERESTED MAY PICK UP AN APPLICATION AT LABELLE CITY HALL 481 W. HICKPOCHEE (HWY 80) BETWEEN THE HOURS OF 8:30 AM TO 5:00 PM, MONDAY THRU FRIDAY OR ONLINE AT WWW. CITYLABELLE.COM EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. THE CITY OF LABELLE IS A DRUG FREE WORKPLACE One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds Employment Part Time Dental Assistant Must have 1 yr. exp. Bilingual (Spanish/English) preferred. Competitive salary & excellent bene ts. Fax resume to (863) 946-0145 or apply at Florida Community Health Center, 1021 Health Park Dr. Moore Haven, FL e-mail hr@fchcinc.org EOE/DFWP. Environmental Services/Janitorial Part Time, responsible for housekeeping duties. Handyman skills helpful. Fax resume to: (863) 946-0145 or apply at Florida Community Health Center, 1021 Health Park Dr. Moore Haven, FL e-mail hr@fchcinc.org EOE/DFWP. Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds. How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds. Love the earth Recycle your used items by selling them in the classifieds. Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž 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. Your next job could be in todays classifieds. Did you look for it? Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. Shop here first! The classified ads For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Child Care Give your child a strong start!!! Academic success begins with preschool and we can help!!! Now accepting enrollment for students ages 1 and up. Call or stop by anytime 675-3421License #:C20HE0011 Lawn & GardenDeluxe lawn care professional mowers,weedeaters Roundup weed killer,service within 20 mile radius LaBelle (239)850-6984 or (863)234-1051 Lawn ServiceGonzalez Lawn Service, LLC: Complete lawn care; pressure cleaning; tree trimming; and general repair. Lic & Insured. Call today for your free estimate! (863)673-6388 or (863)675-1166 Pet ServicesPET SITTER Reliable, professional care of your precious ones. Stress free, safe in your home. 7 yrs local experience. Great rates. Excellent references. lovingpaws@embarqmail.com (863)674-0950 or (954)224-9812 Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Computer/ SuppliesSchool Computer for Families Dell Desktop w/Flat screen Only $50 Stop by Depot Insurance on SR 80 by City Hall or call Tony 863-517-2782. SCHOOL Computer WFlat screen, 100’s of games & educational programs. $50. 863-517-2782. FurnitureLarge, heavy built pool table and a very large golden beige china cabinet for sale. Call 863-675-2153 or 239-229-5936 Sofa light green leather 2 seat sofa w/ottoman $50.00/or best offer. (954)629-6766 or (954)328-8627 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com ApartmentsDUPLEX 3 BR in the Belmont area of LaBelle, nice neighborhood, convenient location. VERY REASONABLE! Call 863-673-4630. 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 14 Caloosa Belle August 9, 2012 Your new home could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! READING A NEWSPAPER...makes you a more informed and interesting person. No wonder readers are more successful!

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NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS Florida Department of Transportation Project Bids will be received by the District One Of ce until 11:00 A.M. on Thursday, August 16, 2012, for the following Proposals: E1L60Drainage Improvements, Sidewalk Construction and Installation of Steel Picket Railing on State Road 35 in Hardee County-Budget Estimate: $158,354.00. E1L67Shoulder and Slope Repair, Sodding and Fertilizer in Desoto, Hardee, Manatee, & Sarasota Counties.-Budget Estimate: $172,500.00 E1L68Removal and Replacement of Thermoplastic and Retro-Re ective Pavement Markings in Glades & Hendry Counties.-Budget Estimate: $100,000.00. E1L69Clearing & Grubbing, and Tree Trimming & Removal in Lee & Charlotte Counties.-Budget Estimate: $100,000.00. Z1012Pre-Event Hurricane Contract for Generator Installation in Polk, Highlands, & Okeechobee Counties Z1013Pre-Event Hurricane Contract for Generator Installation in Charlotte, Collier, Lee, Glades, & Hendry Counties Z1014Pre-Event Hurricane Contract for Generator Installation in Desoto, Hardee, Manatee, & Sarasota Counties Complete letting advertisement information for this project is available on our website at http://www.dot.state. .us/contractsadministrationdistrict1/: or by calling (863) 519-2559. 423182 CN 8/9,16/2012 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 2444 2009 1144334-01000000290 Gregoria & Rosa Flores Lot 29, Twin Lakes Subdivision, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 4, Pages 91 and 92, 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 September, 2012 which is the 6th day of September, 2012 Dated this 25th day of July, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 422723 CN 8/2,9,16,23/2012 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 3272 2009 4104329-020-000L0440 Anita Jagernauth Tract L44, Port LaBelle Unit 2, a subdivision according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 60, Public Records if 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 September, 2012 which is the 6th day of September, 2012 Dated this 25th day of July, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 422710 CN 8/2,9,16,23/2012 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 2279 2009 1074433-03000020040 Mario Nodal Lot 4, Block 2, The Woodland Subdivision, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 4, Pages 1 and 2, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the First Thursday in the month of September, 2012 which is the 6th day of September, 2012 Dated this 25th day of July, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 422725 CN 8/2,9,16,23/2012 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 2591 2009 1214334-010-000Q0210 Sylbert Romely, Sylvester Joseph & Beris Campbell Lots 27 and 28, Block Q, Harlem Addition to Clewiston, Florida, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 79, 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 September, 2012 which is the 6th day of September, 2012 Dated this 25th day of July, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 422726 CN 8/2,9,16,23/2012 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 1146 2009 1354331-010000H0110 Wycliffe G. Crosse & Pauline J. Crosse The Northeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 35, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Lot 11, Block H, 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 Second Thursday in the month of September, 2012 which is the 13th day of September, 2012 Dated this 1st day of August, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 423409 CN 8/9,16,23,30/2012 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 2948 2009 2024329-670000A0040 The Land Doctor Investments, Inc. Lots 11 and 12, Block A, Sunset Park Subdivision, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 1, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the First Thursday in the month of September, 2012 which is the 6th day of September, 2012 Dated this 25th day of July, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 422730 CN 8/2,9,16,23/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 2011-CA-000867 WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. Plaintiff, v. THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, GRANTEES, DEVISEES, LIENORS, TRUSTEES, AND CREDITORS OF JOHN J. KENSTLER; JOHN KENSTLER, DECEASED, ET AL. Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, GRANTEES, DEVISEES, LIENORS, TRUSTEES, AND CREDITORS OF JOHN J. KENSTELER and JOHN KENSTLER, DECEASED, AND ALL CLAIMANTS, PERSONS OR PARTIES, NATURAL OR CORPORATE, AND WHOSE EXACT LEGAL STATUS IS UNKNOWN, CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST JOHN J. KENSTLER and JOHN KENSTLER, DECEASED, OR ANY OF THE HEREIN NAMED OR DESCRIBED DEFENDANTS OR PARTIES CLAIMING TO HAVE ANY RIGHT, TITLE OR INTEREST IN AND TO THE PROPERTY HEREIN DESCRIBED Current residence unknown, but whose last known address was: 4031 ALBANY RD., LABELLE, FL 33935-5518 -AndTRACIA LYNN HOLLINGSWORTH, and all unknown parties claiming by, through, under or against the above named Defendant, who is not know to be dead or alive, whether said unknown parties claim as heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, lienors, creditors, trustees, spouses, or other claimants. Current Residence Unknown, but whose last known address was: UNKNOWN YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an. action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property in Hendry County, Florida, to-wit: LOT 21 BLOCK 2150, PORT LABELLE UNIT 4, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 86, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDR Y COUNTY, FLORIDA. has been led against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on DOUGLAS C. ZAHM, PA., Plaintiffs attorney, whose address is 12425 28th Street North, Suite 200, St. Petersburg, FL 33716, on or before August 31, 2012 or within thirty (30) days after the rst publication of this Notice of Action, and le the original with the Clerk of this Court at 25 East Hickpoochee Avenue, P.O. Box 1760, LaBelle, FL 33975-1760, either before service on Plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise, a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint petition. WITNESS my hand and seal of the Court on this 24 day of July, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: /S/ J. Bevis Deputy Cler k If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. please contact Dawn Oliver, Court Operations Manager, whose of ce is located at the Hendry County Courthouse, 25 E. Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida 33935, and whose telephone number is (863) 675-5229, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; i f you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 422724 CN 8/2,9/2012 NOTICE TO PUBLIC The Hendry County Hospital Authority Board of Directors will conduct a Budget Workshop on Monday, August 13, 2012 at 1:30pm in the Conference Room at Hendry Regional Medical Center, 524 W. Sagamore Avenue, Clewiston, FL 33440. The public is invited to attend.423481 CN 8/9/2012 Public Notice The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. 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 1594 2008 1154432-A0002060000 Maria C. Estrella & Rafael Estrella The West one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 15, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the South 40 feet thereof. Subject to an easement for an access road of the West 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 2551, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of September, 2012 which is the 13th day of September, 2012 Dated this 1st day of August, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 423333 CN 8/9,16,23,30/2012 Apartments MIRA VERDEMOVE IN SPECIAL, 1st MONTH FREE! $20.00 Application Fee• 2 BEDROOMS AT $364.00 PER MONTH• 3 BEDROOMS AT $411.00 PER MONTH• 4 BEDROOMS AT $464.00 PER MONTH LOCATED AT: CALL US AT: 6760 Santa Fe North (863)675-3339 LaBelle, FL FREE GIFT FOR EVERY NEW RESIDENT! 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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. PORT LABELLE New section. Large, new 3BR, 2BA, 2 car garage, 3069 NE Beechwood Circle. Near Schools. $900 month. 1st, last & Security. 954-873-3322. Apartments Storage Space RentA Load & Lock Storage5775 SR 80 • LaBelle, FL863-674-1876Alarmed Units • Security Cameras • Outside Storage Mobile Storage • 5x5 up to 10x30 Units • A/C Units Penske Truck RentalsBring this ad and receive $50 off rst months rent LABELLE RENT-A-SPACE Cowboy Way & Kennedy Blvd. Monthly includes tax: 5’x10’ $42.80; 8’x10’ $53.50;10’x10’ $58.85; 8’x25’ $96.30; 24 hr access $25 returnable key deposit. 863-675-2392 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Houses SaleHouse on 5 +/acres, 3bedroom 2 bath, block house. Dining room, living room, Florida room, plus extra room in back. 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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 2006 2008 1264432-A0000040000 Carlos Viana Dantos The South one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 26, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 1121, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of September, 2012 which is the 13th day of September, 2012 Dated this 1st day of August, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 423407 CN 8/9,16,23,30/2012 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 1147 2009 1354331-010000H0120 Wycliffe G. Crosse & Pauline J. Crosse The Northwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 35, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Lot 12, Block H, 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 Second Thursday in the month of September, 2012 which is the 13th day of September, 2012 Dated this 1st day of August, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 423442 CN 8/9,16,23,30/2012 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 1141 2009 1354331-010000G0140 Wycliffe G. Crosse & Pauline J. Crosse The Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 35, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Lot 14, Bock G, 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 Second Thursday in the month of September, 2012 which is the 13th day of September, 2012 Dated this 1st day of August, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 423441 CN 8/9,16,23,30/2012 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 1136 2009 1354331-010000F0130 Wycliffe G. Crosse & Pauline J. Crosse The Southwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 35, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Lot 13, 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 Second Thursday in the month of September, 2012 which is the 13th day of September, 2012 Dated this 1st day of August, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 423444 CN 8/9,16,23,30/2012 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 1149 2009 1354331-010000H0140 Wycliffe G. Crosse & Pauline J. Crosse The Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 35, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Lot 14, Block H, 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 Second Thursday in the month of September, 2012 which is the 13th day of September, 2012 Dated this 1st day of August, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 423456 CN 8/9,16,23,30/2012 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 1138 2009 1354331-010000F0150 Wycliffe G. Crosse & Pauline J. Crosse The Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 35, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Lot 15, 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 Second Thursday in the month of September, 2012 which is the 13th day of September, 2012 Dated this 1st day of August, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 423457 CN 8/9,16,23,30/2012 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 1151 2009 1354331-010000H0160 Wycliffe G. Crosse & Pauline J. Crosse The Southeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 35, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Lot 16, Block H, 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 Second Thursday in the month of September, 2012 which is the 13th day of September, 2012 Dated this 1st day of August, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 423459 CN 8/9,16,23,30/2012 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 1143 2009 1354331-010000G0160 Wycliffe G. Crosse & Pauline J. Crosse The Southeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 35, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Lot 16, Block G, 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 Second Thursday in the month of September, 2012 which is the 13th day of September, 2012 Dated this 1st day of August, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 423455 CN 8/9,16,23,30/2012 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 1142 2009 1354331-010000G0150 Wycliffe G. Crosse & Pauline J. Crosse The Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 35, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Lot 15, Block G, 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 Second Thursday in the month of September, 2012 which is the 13th day of September, 2012 Dated this 1st day of August, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 423449 CN 8/9,16,23,30/2012 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 1148 2009 1354331-010000H0130 Wycliffe G. Crosse & Pauline J. Crosse The Southwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 35, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Lot 13, Block H, 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 Second Thursday in the month of September, 2012 which is the 13th day of September, 2012 Dated this 1st day of August, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 423450 CN 8/9,16,23,30/2012 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 1137 2009 1354331-010000F0140 Wycliffe G. Crosse & Pauline J. Crosse The Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 35, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Lot 14, 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 Second Thursday in the month of September, 2012 which is the 13th day of September, 2012 Dated this 1st day of August, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 423451 CN 8/9,16,23,30/2012 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 1145 2009 1354331-010000H0100 Wycliffe G.Crosse & Pauline J. Crosse The Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 35, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Lot 10, Block H, 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 Second Thursday in the month of September, 2012 which is the 13th day of September, 2012 Dated this 1st day of August, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 423335 CN 8/9,16,23,30/2012 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 2418 2009 1314433-A0004470000 Abel Tejera Cepero The South one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 31, Township 44 South, Range 33 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the West 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 6062, 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 September, 2012 which is the 6th day of September, 2012 Dated this 25th day of July, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 422721 CN 8/2,9,16,23/2012 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 1139 2009 1354331-010000F0160 Wycliffe G.Crosse & Pauline J. Crosse The Southeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 35, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Lot 16, 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 Second Thursday in the month of September, 2012 which is the 13th day of September, 2012 Dated this 1st day of August, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 423334 CN 8/9,16,23,30/2012 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 2412 2009 1314433-A0004130000 Mora Angel M. Colon The South one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 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 Lot No. 6051 in Montura Ranch Estates. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the First Thursday in the month of September, 2012 which is the 6th day of September, 2012 Dated this 25th day of July, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 422718 CN 8/2,9,16,23/2012 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 1469 2009 1154432-A0002210100 Rolando Ramirez The North one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 15, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 2694, 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 September, 2012 which is the 6th day of September, 2012 Dated this 25th day of July, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 422722 CN 8/2,9,16,23/2012 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice 16 Caloosa Belle August 9, 2012

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By Pete GawdaINI Florida OKEECHOBEE -Unlike some meetings of a few years ago, the Wednesday, Aug. 1, meeting of the County Coalition for Responsible Management of Lake Okeechobee, St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee Estuaries and Lake Worth Lagoon at the Okeechobee County Courthouse was marked by cordiality and consensus. The organization is made up of representatives from Okeechobee, St. Lucie, Martin, Lee, Palm Beach, Hendry, Glades, Highlands and Osceola counties. Okeechobee County Commissioner Fran k Irby reported that his county was in the earl y stages of developing a public-private partnership for the revitalization of Okee-Tantie Campground and Marina. “Martin County is in good shape,” reported Martin County Commissioner Sarah Heard. “Our estuaries look good.” Glades County Commissioner Russell Echols, who chairs the coalition, reported that work is nished on the Harney Pond Canal in his county. Ingrid Bond, project manager with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (COE), gave an update on the Herbert Hoover Dike. For background, she stated that the dike is 143 miles long and contains ve spillway inlets, ve spillway outlets, nine navigation locks, nine pumping stations and 32 culverts. She said the Herbert Hoover Dike is one of the few dams administered by the COE that is considered a level 1 risk. Of levels 1 through 5, level 1 is considered the most likely to fail. In response to a question, she NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN : Conde, Steve A., 739 Riverbend Dr, Apt B, LaBelle Sands, George C., 420 Martine Luther King Blvd., LaBelle Stanton, Christopher M., 407 E. Obispo Ave., Clewiston Wiggins, Marquis S., 125 N. Isora St., Clewiston Williams, Robert F., 777 Suwannee Ave., LaBelle You are hereby noti ed that your eligibility to vote is in question. You are required to contact the Supervisor of Elections, in Hendry County, Florida, no later than thirty (30) days after the date of this published notice to receive the information regarding the basis for your potential ineligibility and the procedure to resolve this matter. Fai lure to respond may result in a determination of ineligibility by the Supervisor, and your name will be removed from the statewide voter registration system. Call 863-983-5230 or 863-983-1592. El Aviso se da por Este Medio: Este aviso es para usted que su eligibilidad de votar esta en cuestion. Usted tiene que comunicarse con el Supervisor de Elecciones, del condado de Hendry, Florida, antes de 30 dias despues de la fecha de este anuncio publicado para recibir la informacion al respecto de su inelegibilidad potencial y procedimiento de resolver este caso. Si no responde, puede dar lugar a una determinacion dela ineligibilidad por el Supervisor, y su nombre sera quitado del sistema estatal del registro de votantes. telepone 863-983-5230 or 863-983-1592. Lucretia A. Strickland Supervisor of Elections PO Box 174 LaBelle, FL 33975 Hendry County, Florida F.S. 98.075 08/16/2012 423346 CN/CB 8/9/2012 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 2355 2009 1314433-A0001060000 Orlando Naranjo, Trustee & Aida Naranjo, Trustee The East one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast 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 South 40 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 6073, 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 September, 2012 which is the 6th day of September, 2012 Dated this 25th day of July, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 422728 CN 8/2,9,16,23/2012 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 1144 2009 1354331-010000H0090 Wycliffe G. Crosse & Pauline J. Crosse The Northeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 35, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Lot 9, Block H, 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 Second Thursday in the month of September, 2012 which is the 13th day of September, 2012 Dated this 1st day of August, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 423458 CN 8/9,16,23,30/2012 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 1264 2009 1134432-A0000820100 Jackson Daniel & Manita Noel Daniel The North one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 13, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the West 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 3705, 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 September, 2012 which is the 6th day of September, 2012 Dated this 25th day of July, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 422707 CN 8/2,9,16,23/2012 17 Caloosa Belle A ugust 9, 2012 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice 1 INVITATION TO BID BID # 2012-03 CENTRAL COUNTY WATER CONTROL DISTRICT HERBICIDAL MAINTENANCE OF CANALS AND LEVEE Public Notice is hereby given that sealed bids for the above referenced Herbicidal Maintenance of 32.625 Miles of drainage canals and 8 miles of levee project will be received by the Board of Central County Water Control District (hereinafter referred to as “CCWCD”, “OWNER,” and “DISTRICT”), at the District Manager’s Of ce at the following address: Central County Water Control District 475 S. Cabbage Palm Street Clewiston, Florida 33440 until 2:00 p.m. local time on Tuesday, September 4, 2012 for furnishing labor and materials and performing all work set forth in the Invitation to Bid, Scope of Work, Instruction to Bidders, Bid Form, Contract, General Conditions, Attachments and Addenda which comprise the Bid Documents. Immediately following the scheduled closing time for the reception of bids, all bid proposals which have been submitted in accordance with the conditions of the Invitation to Bid, Instructions to Bidders and any Addenda issued in relation to this Project will be publicly opened and read aloud. Bidders may attend the bid opening. Bidder is responsible for the delivery of bid, and bids received after the speci ed day and time will not be opened. A pre-bid meeting shall be held on Thursday, August 16, 2012, beginning at 10:00 a.m., at the District of ce located at 475 S. Cabbage Palm Street, Clewiston, Florida. The work made the subject hereof is described in the bid documents titled Herbicidal Maintenance of Canals and Levee copies of which may be obtained from Rock Enterprises, Inc., 154 N. Bridge Street, LaBelle, Florida, 33935, or from Central County Water Control District, 475 South Cabbage Palm Street, Clewiston, Florida 33440. For additional information you may contact Ms. Carolyn Hester, District Manager, at 863-983-5797, or Rock Aboujaoude, District Engineer, at 863-612-0011. Each bid must be submitted in duplicate on the prescribed Bid Form and accompanied by bid security on the prescribed form, payable to the CCWCD Board of Supervisors, in an amount not less than ve percent (5%) of the bid amount. The Bid may be withdrawn prior to the date and time of bid opening. No Bid may be withdrawn for a period of forty ve (45) calendar days after the date of bid opening during which time Bids shall remain open and subject to acceptance. In order to perform public work, the successful Bidder shall have all licenses and permits required by Federal, State, and local statutes, regulations and ordinances. All subcontractors shall be identi ed in the Bid and duly licensed. Before a Contract will be awarded for the work contemplated herein, the District will conduct such investigations as are necessary to determine the performance record and ability of the apparent low bidder to perform the size and type of work speci ed under this Invitation to Bid. Bidder shall submit such information as necessary to evaluate the Bidder’s quali cations. The District reserves the right to award the bid to the lowest responsible and quali ed bidder based on available funding. The DISTRICT reserves the right to reject any or all bids with or without cause, and/or accept bids that in its judgment will be in the best interest of the DISTRICT and the District speci cally reserves the right to reject all bids and proceed to accomplish its objectives without awarding any contract pursuant to this invitation. The District also reserves the right to postpone the award of the Contract for a period of time, which postponement, however, shall not extend beyond forty ve (45) calendar days from the bid opening date during which time the District at its sole discretion may release the bid security. The Contract to be awarded hereunder shall be for a term of one (1) year, and renewable, at the discretion of the DISTRICT for up to three (3) successive one-year terms. DATED this 9th day of August, 2012. CENTRAL COUNTY WATER CONTROL DISTRICT ATTEST: By: Carolyn Hester, District Manager Benito Alvarez, Chairman 423340 CN 8/9,16,23/2012 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 1140 2009 1354331-010000G0130 Wycliffe G. Crosse & Pauline J. Crosse The Southwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 35, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Lot 13, Block G, 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 Second Thursday in the month of September, 2012 which is the 13th day of September, 2012 Dated this 1st day of August, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 423408 CN 8/9,16,23,30/2012 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 2363 2009 1314433-A0001420000 Pushpa Chandranl The Southeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 31, Township 44 South, Range 33 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. Subject to an easement for a drainage canal of the South 30 feet thereof. Also known as Lots 5908 and 5909, 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 September, 2012 which is the 6th day of September, 2012 Dated this 25th day of July, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 422708 CN 8/2,9,16,23/2012 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 1267 2009 1134432-A0000860100 Dinorah Leon & Nicolas Jimenez The East one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 13, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the North 80 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 3638, 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 September, 2012 which is the 6th day of September, 2012 Dated this 25th day of July, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 422712 CN 8/2,9,16,23/2012 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1057 2009 1284331-A0000290000 Kettly Cherubin The Southeast 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. Subject to an easement for a canal of the South 30.00 feet thereof. Also known as Lot 364, 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 Second Thursday in the month of September, 2012 which is the 13th day of September, 2012 Dated this 1st day of August, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 423410 CN 8/9,16,23,30/2012 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 1269 2009 1134432-A0000900000 Ana M. Quintana-Marquez The West one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 13, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the North 80 feet thereof. Subject to an easement for an access road of the West 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 3605, 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 September, 2012 which is the 6th day of September, 2012 Dated this 25th day of July, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 422861 CN 8/2,9,16,23/2012 Public NoticeREQUEST FOR BIDS AIRGLADES INDUSTRIAL PARK WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT UPGRADES, CLEWISTON, FL FM# 410663-1-94 BID # 2012-24 OPENING DATE AND TIME: AUGUST 30, 2012 at 2:00 p.m Sealed Bids will be received by the Board of County Commissioners of Hendry County, Florida, “Airglades Industrial Park Wastewater Treatment Plant Upgrades, Clewiston, FL”. In order to be considered, bids must received by the Board of County Commissioners at the C.E. Hall Building (Clerk’s Of ce) in the Hendry County Courthouse Complex, 25 E. Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida by August 30, 2012 at 2:00 p.m., at which time all responses to this request will be recorded in the presence of one or more witnesses. A copy of the Instructions, Bid Documents, Plans and Speci cations can be obtained from the Hendry County Purchasing Department, located at 640 S. Main St., LaBelle, Florida (for pick up), Post Of ce Box 2340, LaBelle, FL 33975 (mailing address) or by calling (863) 675-5220 or (863) 983-1585. A Mandatory Pre-Bid Conference will be held on Tuesday, August 21, 2012, at 10:00 a.m. at the Engineering Department, 99A E. Cowboy Way, LaBelle, Florida 33935. This solicitation does not commit Hendry County to award any contracts, to pay any costs incurred in the preparation of a response to this Bid, or to contract for any services. The County reserves the right to reject any or all submittals received as a result of this solicitation, or to cancel in part or in its entirety this Bid, if it is in the best interest of the County to do so. Hendry County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug/Smoke Free Work Place. Tristan Chapman, Chairman Board of County Commissioners 423345 CN/CB 8/9,16,23/2012 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Coalition of counties looks at condition of the dikeSee Lake — Page 18

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stated that the number of level 1 dams varies but currently there are 16. The Herbert Hoover Dike has to compete with all the other level 1 dams for funding. Ms. Bond said that in the current scal year Congress appropriated $85 million for the Herbert Hoover Dike. They are still waiting on funding for scal year 2013. Typically, she said, the Herbert Hoover Dike gets 20 to 25 percent of COE funds allocated for damn safety. She said there will be a new dam safety report by 2014. The COE has divided the dike into segments called reaches. They have completed 20.7 miles of cutoff wall in the center of the dike in the reach between Port Mayaca and Belle Glade. "We have changed our approach," Ms. Bond said. We used to have a reach-by-reach approach. We want to put taxpayers money on projects that are most at risk." Now Ms. Bond said the emphasis is on replacing culverts which she said COE identi es as a higher priority. However, she said the reach 1 cutoff wall project will be completed to Belle Glade. Construction is currently under way to replace culverts 1 and 1A near Moore Haven as well as culverts 11 and 16 near Port Mayaca. The COE is in the process of abandoning culverts 7 and 9 and the Taylor Creek culvert, all in Okeechobee County. "We are working with a schedule for culvert replacement," she said. The progress of the work relies on many factors including funding from Congress. She said the order of culvert replacement has to do with access. "Everything has to be done on the federal right of way." Commissioner Echols expressed concern about not being informed of the shift in emphasis from dike rehabilitation to culvert replacement. "It seems the game plan changes and we aren't kept up to date," he said. The wet season began earlier this year on May 8. Therefore, water conservation areas south of the lake lled up quickly. Mr. Neidrauer said that water from those areas is being sent to tide to make more storage are a for future rains this rainy season. Currently, at just over 12 feet, Lake Okeechobee is in the bene cial use band o f the Lake Okeechobee Regulations Schedule (LORS) used by the COE and no releases are called for. However, the Adaptive Protocol, a document used by SFWMD that interprets the LORS for environmental purposes, called for pulse releases to the Caloosahatchee Estuary in May, June and July. Currently the Adoptive Protocol does not call for releases because basin runoff is suf cient to maintain salinity. Mr. Neidrauer said Lake Okeechobee has 99 active snail kite nesting areas in 2012 the highest number since record keeping began in 1992. While predictions about the current rain y season are uncertain, he said predictions for the coming dry season are for above-normal rainfall. "It is a delicate balance and there is a lot of competition for water." Mr. Neidrauer said of the process of regulating the lake level. Commissioner Echols called for goals for next year. He asked that staff work with the individual members and put that item on the agenda for the September meeting. He noted there are many differences among the counties represented and he suggested they concentrate on areas where they are in agreement in formulating goals. Martin County Commissioner Sarah Heard called for more substantive discussion on the health of the lake. Hendry County Commissioner Karson Turner suggested sending two representatives of the coalition to Washington to lobb y for their causes. It was the consensus of the group to invite all 16 counties served by SFWMD to the December meeting. Commissioner Echols said his constituents were disgruntled about un nished projects. "Let's get something completed instead of a lot of projects on the board," he said, suggesting long-term leases for SFWMD property that will not be used in the near future. "We all get frustrated with projects not being completed," added Commissioner Heard. The coalition then passed a resolution seeking continued funding for the C44 reservoir and stormwater treatment area project on the St. Lucie Canal to ensure its completion. Michelle McGovern of U.S. Senator Bill Nelson's of ce told the coalition that the senator is trying to nd funding for the state to help with their projects and also assisting with grants. "We are all in this together," asserted Paul Gray of the Audubon Society of Florida. "What happens in one part of the system affects another." He noted that two third o f the marsh area of the lake is dry right no w due, in part, to LORS. He said the lake level is kept down because of the condition of the dike. He said the Audubon Society was in favor of xing the dike as quickly as possible. Until then he said it would help if all parties concerned would be as exible as possible. 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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 18 Caloosa Belle August 9, 2012 Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 2012-64-CP IN RE: ESTATE OF RACHEL MITCHELL LANE Deceased NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Rachel Mitchell Lane, deceased, whose date of death was May 14, 2012. and the last four digits of whose social security number are ........7109, is pending in the Circuit Court for Hendry County, Florida, Probate Division. the address of which is Post Of ce Box 1760. LaBelle, Florida 33975. The names and addresses ol the personal representative and the personal representative’s attorney are set forth below. All creditors of he decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must le their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate must le their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF TI HIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of rst publication of this notice is August 9, 2012. Personal Representative: Eldene Spriggs 462 South Missouri Street LaBelle, Florida 33035 Attorney for Personal Representative: Ralph Elver Attorney for Eldene Spriggs Florida Bar Number: 215848 P.O. Drawer 2280 LaBelle, FL 33975 Telephone: (863) 675-5800 Fax: (863) 675-4998 E-Mail: ralph@labellelaw.com 423186 CB 8/9,16/2012 Public NoticeIN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 09-1160-CA PREMIER AMERICAN BANK, N.A., d/b/a FLORIDA COMMUNITY BANK, a Florida corporation, Plaintiff, vs. JAMES M. LONG, JR., an unmarried man, all unknown parties claiming by, through, under, and against the above-named Defendant who are not know to be dead or alive, whether as unknown parties may claim an interest as spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees, or other claimants, Defendant. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: James M. Long, Jr. 2565 Evans Road, #A LaBelle, Florida 33935 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose on the following described property in Hendry County, Florida,to wit: The West 1/2 of the East one-half of the West one-half of the South one-half of the Southwest onequarter of the Northeast one-quarter, Section 26, Township 43 South, Range 29 South, Hendry County, Florida, less the North 30 feet for road right-of-way. has been led against you, and you are required to serve a copy of written defenses, if any, to it on Kenneth K. Thompson, Plaintiffs attorney, whose address is 1150 Lee Boulevard, Suite 1, Lehigh Acres, Florida 33936, on or before August 24, 2012, and le the original with the Clerk of this Court, at the Hendry County Courthouse, 25 East Hichpoochee Avenue, corner of S.R. 80 and Highway 29, LaBelle, Florida, either before service on Plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint. WITNESS MY hand and seal of this Court on this 20th day of July, 2012. BARBARA BUTLER, CLERK OF COURT BY: /S/ J. Bevis As Deputy Clerk 422644 CN 8/2,9/2012 Public NoticeIN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 2012-58 CP IN RE: ESTATE OF WALLACE RICHARD MCKENZIE Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Wallace Richard McKenzie. deceased. whose date of death was May 7. 2012, and the last four digits of whose social security number are 0791, is pending in the Circuit Court for Hendry County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is PO Box 1760, LaBelle, Florida 33975. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative’s attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must le their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate must le their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE. ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of rst publication of this notice is August 9, 2012. Personal Representative: Wallace Victor McKenzie 6206 Booth Road Ravenna, Ohio 44266 Attorney for Personal Representative: Ralph Elver Attorney for Wallace Victor McKenzie Florida Bar Number: 215848 P.O. Drawer 2280 LaBelle, Fl. 33975 Telephone: (863) 675-5800 Fax: (863) 675-4998 E-Mail: ralph@labellelaw.com 423223CB8/916/2012 Public Notice LakeContinued From Page 17

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KEYS CARDIOLOGYThe of“ce of Dr. Richardson D.O. NEW SUMMER HOURSTuesday 1 pm 5 pm FAMILY PRACTICE WITH NILDA TOLEDO PA-C Fridays 9 am 5 pmCall for an appointment 863-674-0271 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! 19 Caloosa Belle A ugust 9, 2012 Submitted photo/ Pat Beding eldCountry Rhythm Cloggers at Kings Mountain. A group of the Country Rhythm Cloggers traveled to and performed at Kings Mountain, Doswell, Virginia, on June 23-24. After the performances, the cloggers enjoyed the park and all the rides and the water park. Cloggers and their families enjoyed the park and sightseeing in Richmond, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. The cloggers, under the direction of Pat Beding eld and Jesse Whitman, who performed are Wolfgang Lynn, Shelby Williams, Darian Leschewski, Myaa Barnhart, Charlie Lynn, Shelby French, Jesse Whitman, Evalena Sabella, Lauren Holt, Daylin Leschewski, Mykah Anderson, Leyton Spencer, Cameron Kelly, Kaydence Tindall, Kensley Tracy, Camryn Nash, Cameron Perez, Cheyenne Grif n and Laeda Backes. Country Rhythm Cloggers will resume classes on August 13. Beginners 4 p.m.; Intermediate 5 p.m.; Advanced 6 p.m. Anyone interested in more information or who wants to learn how to clog should call Pat Beding eld at 863-675-5054. Country Rhythm Cloggers back from performance Submitted photo/ Susan JordanOh, my dears, what big talent you have!The Big, Bad Wolf (played by Corbyn Kohutek) is on trial. His attorney, the Evil Stepmother (played by Alexis Burress) listens while the Fairy Godmother (played by Novie Kohutek) questions him. The Firehouse Community Theatre's Children's Summer Theatre Program proudly presents, "The Big, Bad Musical" by Alec Strum and Bill Francoeur, August 10 and 11 at 7 p.m. and August 12 at 2 p.m. The Big Bad Wolf is being sued by a storybook of characters who want to get even: Little Red Riding Hood, her Grandmother, the Three Little Pigs and the Shepherd in charge of the Boy Who Cried Wolf! Join us to see our cast of characters in action! Tickets are $12 purchased in advance or $14 at the door until the show is sold out!! To order your tickets in advance, call our ticket hotline (863) 675-3066 or email us at rehousecommunitytheatre.com. The Firehouse Community Theatre is located at 241 North Bridge Street in LaBelle or visit our Web site www. rehousecommunitytheatre.com. CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) employees and the company's local communities collected 106,275 actual pounds of food and $271,900 in the 2012 CenturyLink Feed the Children Backpack Buddies Food Drive, w hich took place June 25-29 in approximately 650 company locations across the country. To further support its employees' efforts, the CenturyLink Clarke M. Williams Foundation contributed $1 million to the drive. Food banks can purchase food at a lower cost per pound than the average person could at a store, estimated on average to be six pounds of food per dollar given. Based on this calculation, CenturyLink employees, community members and the Foundation donated more than 7.7 million pounds of food to food banks across the country. Locally, 55,906 pounds of food (including monetary donations, actual food items and the Foundation contribution) were collected to bene t the Harry Chapin Food Bank. Also, 23,676 pounds of food (including monetary donations, actual food items and the Foundation contribution) were collected to bene t the St. Matthew's House. "We appreciate our friends and neighbors who joined with our employees in this worthwhile endeavor to improve the quality of life in our communities," said Taylor Chestnut, CenturyLink's vice president and general manager for southwest Florida. "Together, we are working to help address the hunger issue faced by millions of people across the country as well as those here at home." According to the 2010 Hunger Study b y Feeding America, the nation's largest hunger relief organization, 37 million Americans, including 14 million children, are receiving food assistance annually, an increase of 46 percent since 2006. That means one in eight Americans now rely on Feeding America and its nationwide network of local food banks. CenturyLink employees, communities support food bank

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